Ocean Club SailGP Experience

Ocean Club hosted an action-packed two days on Sydney Harbour for the 2024 KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney.

Aboard the luxury charter superyacht Shadow, and with a picture-perfect backdrop of the 10 F50 foiling race cats competing at speeds up to 90 kilometres per hour, Ocean Club guests enjoyed superb hospitality, consisting of delectable morsels and superb  Beluga Caviar, complemented by beverages from Champagne Lallier, Campari Rare Portfolio.Thank you to Shadow Charters and Chapman Yachting and their talented crew.Sincere gratitude to Ocean Club Elite Sponsors, Benetti Yachts, Aston Martin Sydney and Grand Seiko Australia, and our esteemed Ocean Partners, Quality Marine Clothing, Burgess Yachts, Princess Yachts Australia and Analu Interiors, whose unwavering dedication to excellence enriches the Ocean Club experience. Photography and video by Roman Liebich.

Ocean Club Owners’ Soirée

In an evening that exuded elegance and refinement, the Ocean Club’s Owners’ Soiree at Sala Dining, Jones Bay Wharf, was a night to behold.

Nestled on the picturesque Jones Bay Wharf, framed by the silhouette of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, owners, VIPs, sponsors and clients were treated to a symphony of delights.The ambience was set with a sumptuous array of culinary treasures, featuring delectable canapés, freshly shucked oysters and the opulence of Beluga Caviar, all complemented by the effervescent notes of the finest Lallier Champagne, meticulously crafted Campari cocktails and cognac tasting.Upon arrival, guests were greeted by two resplendent Aston Martins adorning the wharf, while Grand Seiko’s latest collection of exquisite timepieces beckoned. As a crowning touch to the evening, the charter superyacht Shadow was berthed alongside for guests to step aboard.We extend our sincere appreciation to our Elite Sponsors, Benetti Yachts, Aston Martin Sydney and Grand Seiko Australia, and our esteemed Ocean Partners, Quality Marine Clothing, Burgess Yachts, Princess Yachts Australia and Analu Interiors, whose unwavering dedication to excellence enriches the Ocean Club experience.Thank you to our amazing suppliers: Champagne Lallier, Campari, Rare Portfolio, Beluga Caviar, Shadow Charters, Chapman Yachting and Sala Dining and Jones Bay Wharf for adding that extra sparkle to this year’s Owners’ Soiree. Photography and video by Roman Liebich.

Chefs on Board: Jared McKellar, AIX charter yacht

Some places, some experiences, are truly unforgettable …

This issue, Mark Beretta recounts the exclusive Chefs on Board experience aboard this sublime Sanlorenzo in the dazzling Whitsundays – and the 44.5-metre, Italian-built charter yacht AIX, with her masterful Kiwi chef Jared McKellar, does not disappoint. The full Chefs on Board feature, including recipes, appears in issue #109 of Ocean magazine 
AIX charters
Roman Liebich

CLB65 evokes the spirit of adventure

Characterised by sleek lines, voluminous interiors and sophisticated design elements, the CLB65 from CL Yachts offers an unparalleled level of luxury and comfort as well as performance.

Currently located in Hong Kong, the CLB65 Hull # 2 has CE Proof Category B certification and is available for immediate delivery.CL Yachts offers owners a limited ten-year warranty on the hull against structural defects and a limited two-year warranty on boat parts and components for all our models.With comprehensive after-sales service, every journey is smooth and hassle-free.Visit clyachts.com to embark on your journey to uncharted luxury.Read more.

Maritimo Muster at the Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

On Saturday 19 August, day 2 of the three-day Pacific Airshow Gold Coast, a fleet of 10 Maritimos headed to the spectator zone offshore …

With the spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline, they enjoyed the thrilling feats of aviation overhead and the camaraderie of rafting up as part of the Maritimo family.Managing Director Tom Barry-Cotter described it as a “fantastic event for the Gold Coast and a great opportunity for Maritimo owners to get together”. maritimo.com.au

Fleming 85 progress update

The new flagship of the Fleming Yachts’ fleet, the Fleming 85, was designed to be the finest semi-displacement raised pilothouse cruising yacht in the world with ocean-crossing range.“We’ve had tremendous success with the launch of the Fleming 85,” said Duncan Cowie of the Fleming shipyard. “The feedback we’ve received from the owners who are out cruising on their boat has all been very positive and we look forward to staying in touch with them throughout their travels. Fleming rarely introduces a new model, however, we’re constantly examining and improving each yacht we build through extensive owner feedback.”Fleming 85 hull #001 is cruising the east coast of the US with the new owners and hull #002 is underway in the Mediterranean. Hull #003 is being commissioned at the Burr Yacht Sales facility in Maryland, while hull #004 is in the final testing phase and floating in Fleming’s purpose-built tank at the shipyard.Because of the demand for the F85, Fleming has invested in a new production facility strictly dedicated to the new model. It is located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, close to the harbour. “We have personally invested in this new facility,” said Adi Shard of the Fleming shipyard. “This gives us a level of control over how the facility is run, which gives us a great advantage when it comes to quality control.”The Fleming 85 will be the first Fleming model offered in both open and enclosed flybridge versions. “Hull #003 is the first enclosed bridge design, which has opened up a newer market for us,” said Shard. “We hope to have an F85 available for display at one of the upcoming boat shows, but we’re not going to rush the commissioning of the boat and the owner training,” he continued.So, for now, the boat show premiere of the F85 is still undetermined. Shard will be present at FLIBS to discuss any aspects of the Fleming 85 or other models with the public.Fleming Yachts Australia will attend the 2023 Sydney International Boat Show, from 3 to 6 August, exhibiting the Fleming 55, My Lady. For enquiries, email info@flemingyachts.com.auflemingyachts.com flemingyachts.com.au

Chefs on Board: Alessandro Pavoni from a’Mare

The cure for whatever ails you is said to be saltwater. So, is it any wonder cruising Sydney Harbour aboard one of the country’s finest charter yachts – enjoying scintillating conversation, superb cuisine and the scenery the city is famous for – fills our happiness cup to overflowing?

On a buoyant blue-sky Monday, a day charter aboard the 33-metre M/Y Mohasuwei for a business-meets-pleasure luncheon is the quintessential Sydney experience and eminently appropriate for discussing the threats facing our oceans. It’s a weighty subject, fraught with urgent warnings, dire predictions, competing interests and, in many cases, crisis fatigue. But, sharing a roundtable discussion with some of the creative minds behind the Sapphire Project, a platform for Australian philanthropists to support ocean conservation while savouring morsels by one of Australia’s most inspired chefs Alessandro Pavoni from a’Mare at Crown Sydney, is a sure cure for apathy and a reason to be optimistic. Our luncheon party included Sapphire Project committee members and supporters, such as Ryan Gollan, entrepreneur and founder of the Sapphire Project; Ian Thorpe, Olympian and Sapphire Project committee member; Luke Hepworth, adventure philanthropist; Woollahra Mayor and Councillor Susan Wynne; Matt Suleau, Fox Sports and Sky News presenter; journalist and commentator Deborah Clay; and from Ocean Media, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief Hillary Buckman and Contributing Editor, Jeni Bone. The full Chefs on Board feature, including recipes, appears in the current issue of Ocean magazine #108.  
Exceptional Australian produce coupled with classic Italian ingredients results in the ever-evolving menu that inspires nostalgic delight at a’Mare Restaurant02 8871 7171 
Mohasuwei Charters
With her distinctive Italian styling, Mohawuwei offers a luxurious setting for your next day or liveaboard charter. Contact captain@mohasuwei.com or 0481 335 887. 
Roman Liebich Photography

Ocean Club Owners’ Coterie 2023

An evening of pure indulgence was promised, and the Ocean Club emphatically delivered!Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief Hillary Buckman and the Ocean Media team welcomed yacht owners, VIPs, sponsors, partners and guests to their lavish annual Ocean Club Owners’ Coterie, held on the first night of the 2023 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) on Thursday 25 May.This year, the venue was the perfectly positioned Upper Deck Lounge, perched above the marina. The weather was that scintillating combination of crisp winter chill, clear skies and a sliver of a moon illuminating the yachts assembled for the show.The event was made possible by Ocean’s generous Elite Sponsors – Aston Martin, Benetti Yachts and Burgess – plus our fabulous Ocean Partners – Echo Marine Group, Dockmate and Quality Marine Clothing.Ocean Suppliers – Beluga Caviar, Skyy Vodka, Westholme Australia.  oceanmedia.com.au

Chefs on Board: Danny Russo, Sala Dining

Combine the understated elegance of the Italian-inspired luxury charter yacht Sirenuse with the culinary expertise of one of Australia’s leading Italian chefs and you could be in Positano, writes Melissa Hoyer. And, with Sydney Harbour glistening, there’s nowhere else guests would rather be.

“Every dish tells a story,” explains Danny Russo, delighting the palates of guests on board the 33-metre luxury charter yacht Sirenuse for Ocean magazine’s Chefs on Board feature.Melissa Hoyer describes the perfect day cruising Sydney Harbour savouring a menu devised by Executive Chef Danny Russo from Sala Dining – part of the Dedes Group – as the very definition of sublime.Danny reinvents Italian favourites fused with in-season Australian produce to create a five-star, four-course meal, preceded by delectable canapés and complemented by only top-shelf Champagne and beverages.Highlights from Chefs on Board appear in the current issue of Ocean magazine, #107.Videographer @romanliebich.photographysaladining.com.au sirenusecharters.com russolini.com

Sanctuary Cove for crew

Sanctuary Cove Marina is in a convenient location for the Gold Coast’s refit and maintenance precinct, which means more time for you to enjoy the resort lifestyle that is Sanctuary Cove.The Gold Coast Marine Precinct is home to Gold Coast City Marina and The Boat Works, both offering leading refit, maintenance and yacht services to the superyacht industry.When it’s time to relax, visit the Sanctuary Cove Country Club for all your fitness needs from a fully serviced gym, fitness and yoga classes, reformer Pilates and a swimming pool to tennis courts.There are also waterfront bars and restaurants, indulgent beauty treatments, a five-star resort lagoon pool and, don’t forget you’re on the Gold Coast, so world-class beaches, rainforests and adventure experiences beckon too. sanctuarycove.com/marina

Chefs on Board: Nick Mahlook, Public Hospitality

Mark Beretta interviews Executive Chef Nick Mahlook from Public Hospitality on board the luxury charter yacht Hiilani, the 95-foot classic motor yacht built in Italy and once owned by Shirley Temple.This feature appears in Ocean #106 as Heavenly Embrace.Special thanks to Nick and the team at Public Hospitality Group.Vision and photography by Roman Liebich


Oysters, chardonnay mignonette Oscietra caviar, potato hash, crème fraîche Black fig, gorgonzola, basil, San Danielle prosciutto Yellowfin tuna tartare, brik pastry, wasabi dressing Eucalyptus Gimlet (tequila, mango, eucalyptus, grapefruit bitter, Champagne)Served with NV Pierre Peters and Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru, FR 
Ballina king prawns, green mango, white nectarine saladServed with 2017 Mount Mary Triolet, Yarra Valley, VIC 
Sovereign lamb backstrap, black garlic, buttered pencil leeksServed with 2020 Stefano Lubiana Il Giardino Pinot Noir, TAS 
Brown-sugar pavlova, lemon-myrtle cream, mangoServed with Cafe Tropical (Bacardi Oro, Mr Black, pineapple, almond, espresso)

Discover what to do at Sanctuary Cove with host Francesca Rubi

As a lifestyle resort on Australia’s Gold Coast, there’s just so much to do at Sanctuary Cove.Let Francesca Rubi take you on a tour of everything there is to offer at this luxury Gold Coast superyacht destination – Sanctuary Cove.From championship golf courses, Country Club and gym facilities to the five-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and lagoon pool plus boutique retail, vibrant bars and restaurants and, of course, the annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Sanctuary Cove is redefining your yachting experience.To learn more visit sanctuarycove.com.

Francesca Rubi hosts a tour of the Horizon FD90

Sanctuary Cove Marina ambassador Francesca Rubi welcomes you to this luxury resort precinct on Australia’s Gold Coast.Taking a tour of the latest Horizon FD90, Francesca shows you the highlights of this magnificent vessel. At the time of filming, the FD90 was moored under Sanctuary Cove Marina’s unique covered berths.Horizon Motor Yachts Australian headquarters are located at Sanctuary Cove Marina.Learn more about Sanctuary Cove Marina by visiting sanctuarycove.com.

Sanctuary Cove Marina on the Gold Coast, the Superyacht Edition

Visit Sanctuary Cove as industry expert and Below Deck alumnus Francesca Rubi takes you on a tour of this luxury lifestyle resort on Queensland’s Gold Coast. This Platinum Gold Anchor Marina is one of Australia’s leading destinations for captains and crew, with nearby refit and maintenance facilities, championship golf courses, bars, restaurants and plenty of R&R activities. Drop anchor at Sanctuary Cove Marina. sanctuarycove.com/marina/superyacht

SailGP ski

Professional waterskier, sports presenters and Channel Seven Sunrise reporter, Mark Beretta took a tow behind a different kind of speed boat in the Australia SailGP F50 foiling catamaran ahead of KPMG Sail Grand Prix Australia | Sydney. Beretta enjoyed riding in the wake of the world’s fastest yachts, capable of speeds up to 54 knots or 100 km/h.KPMG Sail Grand Prix Australia | Sydney runs 18 & 19 February 2023 on Sydney Harbour. SailGP.com