OceanTV – Sydney International Boat Show round-up

According to feedback from the 223 exhibitors and organisers, the 54th Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS), held from 3 to 6 August, was a resounding success. Andrew Fielding, President of the BIA, reported that attendance numbers were up on Thursday and Friday, averaging around 6,000 visitors per day, while Saturday’s attendance remained similar to the previous year. Overall, the total attendance reached 46,919, indicating an increase from the previous year.

Ocean Media, with stand sponsors Benetti Yachts, Pantaenius Australia and Burgess, hosted the Ocean Club Lounge, which proved  a highly successful attraction for owners, captains, and VIPs. Chris Santon, Head of Burgess Australia, expressed his satisfaction with this year’s Sydney show, stating it was one of the best he’d experienced. He emphasised the strong partnership with Ocean Media and the solid relationships with fellow sponsors, affirming the value of continuing this collaboration. James MacPhail, Managing Director of Pantaenius Australia, also a Stand Sponsor of the Ocean Club Lounge, praised SIBS 2023 for its organisation and presentation. He highlighted the solid customer interest and engagement they experienced during the show, which proved highly successful for their branding efforts. MacPhail also mentioned they sent 853 tickets to customers, many of whom visited their stand and expressed gratitude. Their strategic positioning within the ICC and the marina within the Ocean Media Lounge further contributed to their positive experience. Andy Young from BSA (Boating Syndication Australia) enthusiastically described SIBS 2023 as the best show in 15 years. He noted people were eager to make purchases, with extra cash and a desire for entertainment and relaxation. Young emphasised that boating was viewed as the best way to embrace the sentiment of living life to the fullest. Richard Morris, Director of Australian Superyachts and distributor for Gulf Craft in Australia and New Zealand, expressed his delight at showcasing the largest vessel at the show, the impressive Bluestone, a Nomad 101. He was proud to demonstrate the strength of the Gulf Craft brand in Australia and received fantastic feedback regarding the quality, size, and value for money of their vessels. Mark Elkington, Director of Yacht Sales Co., which represents various brands including Dufour, Fountaine Pajot, Tesoro, Absolute and Iliad Catamarans, described the show as excellent for all the brands they showcased. He highlighted their approach of providing information and showcasing their boats, which resulted in significant interest, several sales, and multiple sea trial arrangements. With the success of this year’s event, anticipation is already building for the 55th Sydney International Boat Show, scheduled for 1 to 4 August 2024. sydneyboatshow.com.au  
Ocean Club Sponsors
Benetti Yachts Burgess Pantaenius Australia  
Roman Liebich Photography

Ocean Club hosts SailGP VIP events

Ocean Media was proudly the Official Adrenaline Yachts and Charter Program Partner for KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney Season 3, which returned to Sydney Harbour on 18 and 19 February 2023. Ocean Club hosted their VIP guests on board the immaculately restored 34.4-metre classic motor yacht Caviar to enjoy the on-water action up close and in the lap of comfort.   Ocean Media is grateful for the support of our Ocean Club Elite Sponsors and Ocean Partners.  

Elite Sponsors

Aston Martin Benetti CMC Markets Grand Seiko

Ocean Partners

Burgess Princess Yachts Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard Pirelli Tecnorib


SKYY Vodka Caviar Cruises Beluga Caviar Public Hospitality   Video by @romanliebichphotography.

Ocean Club – A night to remember

The Ocean Club hosted its first event for 2023, toasting the long weekend of close and competitive sailing on Sydney Harbour. The idyllically positioned Pier One Bridge Marquee, the conservatory-style venue adjacent to the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, welcomed Ocean Club sponsors and their guests. The entrance was decked out with the imposing duo, the Aston Martin DB11 and DBX707, and the marquee was festooned with fairy lights and lanterns as the sun set over the iconic coathanger and harbour. Complementing the picturesque backdrop, a DJ spun the tunes to set the mood and guests were treated to mouth-watering canapes, freshly chucked oysters and Beluga Farm caviar, complemented by the finest Lallier champagne and Skyy Vodka cocktails.   Ocean Media is grateful for the support of our Ocean Club Elite Sponsors and Ocean Partners.

Elite Sponsors

Aston Martin Benetti CMC Markets Grand Seiko

Ocean Partners

Burgess Princess Yachts Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard Pirelli Tecnorib


SKYY Vodka Caviar Cruises Beluga Caviar Public Hospitality

Chefs on Board – Jerome Tremoulet from Marramarra Lodge

Pearls of Wisdom

It can be hard to escape the magnetic draw of Sydney harbour, but for those willing to make the trip north, the Hawkesbury River holds plenty of delights – including, as Mark Beretta discovers, the cuisine of Jerome Tremoulet and dining onboard the stunning One O One superyacht. Videographer @romanliebich.photography

Marramarra Lodge

Nestled unobtrusively in native bushland surrounded by Hawkesbury River views, Marramarra Lodge delivers an authentic Australian luxury experience. Choose from fully appointed Peninsula Tents or stylish Hawkesbury Bungalows. Known for privacy, gourmet meals, cultural immersion and breathtaking views, Marramarra Lodge caters to a maximum of 28 guests and offers a unique, nature-based, all-inclusive experience.

+61 435 891 111




One O One Charters

Architecturally conceived by the award-winning design practice Henderson and Co, One O One has been designed to capture – and create – the finest points in life. Lounge at the beach club on the water’s edge with the custom retractable stairs to help you in and out of the water. After a swim, rinse off in the handcrafted monsoon shower. Move to the expansive aft deck and enjoy its large sun pad, bespoke ten-seater dining table and luxurious corner lounges, all complemented discretely with concealed television and immersive sound system.



Pearls of Australia

A joint venture between Cygnet Bay Pearls and Broken Bay Pearls, who represent two species of premium quality pearls and guarantee provenance and purity. Providing immersive industry experiences such as farm tourism offerings and industry education, Pearls of Australia represents a vast range of products and experiences centred around the Australian South Sea Pearl of Cygnet Bay north of Broome, and the Australian Akoya Pearl of Broken Bay, north of Sydney.

+61 488 361 042




Canapés Gougères au Comté Hawkesbury Rock Oysters with Shallot Dressing Seared Scallops with Salmon Pearls Tartare of Beef with Horseradish Crème Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Pickled King Mushrooms


Rémoulade of Blue Swimmer Crab with Crayfish Carpaccio and Oscietra Caviar

Main Course

Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Confit Potato, Seared Foie Gras and Truffled Jus


White Chocolate and Almond Mousse with Berries, Praline and Pecan Crumb

Chefs on Board – Master chef Alessandro Pavoni

Il Maestro – 

Master chef Alessandro Pavoni has travelled the world cooking modern Italian delicacies for adoring patrons. OceanTV joined him aboard Gulf Craft’s elegant Ghost II to sample the acclaimed chef’s menu.

Read the full article in Issue #74 of Ocean Magazine

Ormeggio Restaurant Group

The Sydney-based Ormeggio Restaurant Group started with Ormeggio at The Spit in 2009 and has since opened Chosco at D’Albora Marina in Middle Harbour, Via Alta in Willoughby, and Sotto Sopra in Newport. With a visit to any of their Italian restaurants, you’ll quickly discover that each Ormeggio venue is unique and delicious. Renowned chef and restaurateur Alessandro Pavoni continues to extend his award-winning team, seeking to give each restaurant a unique northern Italian feel and appeal. alessandropavoni.com.au | ormeggio.com.au  

Ghost Elite Charters T. 0402 291 334 E. info@ghostcharters.com.au ghostcharters.com.au

Australian Superyachts T. 02 90425 800 E. sales@australiansuperyachts.com.au australiansuperyachts.com.au

  Videographer – @saltydingo

Ocean Club – SailGP Sydney experience

Situated inside the Exclusion Zone, guests on board A.Q.A. were in prime position to witness rivals Tom Slingsby and Ben Ainslie go head-to-head, as their teams Australia and Great Britain battled it out in the Match Race Final for the Season 2 opener of SailGP. The second day of Sydney SailGP started much the same as the previous day, with stunning conditions on Sydney Harbour, with a steady breeze ideal for fleet racing. During breaks in the fleet races, Ocean Club guests discussed battle tactics while enjoying hors d’oeuvre and drinks on the flybridge of A.Q.A., drinking in the sunshine and taking in the race atmosphere on the harbour. #oceanclubconcierge Videographer @romanliebich.photography

Boat Review – Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht

Loyalty is rewarded as Riviera responds to the call for a mid-sixty-footer and delivers with the addition of a new star to its ultra-luxury range. Impressed by the beautifully laid out helm with everything at their fingertips, Mark Beretta and Nicky Vaux remarked on just how effortless the 64 is to drive. rivieraaustralia.com   You can read the full review in Issue 91 of Ocean magazine. subscribe.oceanmagazine.com.au/   Videographer @romanliebich.photography #rivieraaustralia #oceanmagazine #luxurylifestyle #oceantv
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Ocean Club Soirée – Sydney International Boat Show 2019

We present the highlights of what was the party of the 2019 Sydney International Boat Show – the fabulous Ocean Club Soirée. It was fantastic to see many owners, captains, VIPs, international and industry guests enjoying the live music, entertainment and free-flowing G.H. Mumm champagne, accompanied by Chivas Regal and Beefeater 24 cocktails, canapés and local beer and cider from the Sydney Brewery Company. The event was sponsored by Pilatus, Oyster Yachts and Majesty Yachts by Gulf Craft and Australian Superyachts. With support from Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, Crown Residences Sydney, M Yachts, Watersports Central and the Monaco Economic Board. Videographer @romanliebich.photography

Launch of the Ocean Club Concierge Service 2020

Redefining what it means to have someone take care of life’s details for you, Ocean Club Concierge made a splash at its stylish launch in Sydney. Over 130 yacht owners and special guests attended the exclusive function at the Empire Lounge in Rose Bay to celebrate the launch of the new service that can take care of anything you desire. From travel styling, private dining and chauffeur services to personalised gifting, there is nothing that cannot be accommodated. Ocean Media Managing Director Hillary Buckman explained that the Ocean Club Concierge originated from the plethora of requests she has received over more than 16 years of involvement in the luxury yachting scene. “People look to Ocean Media to support their lifestyle in a comprehensive way. With the Ocean Club Concierge service, we can make that dream come true, bringing back your most precious resource: your time.” Thank you to our major sponsors McLaren Sydney, Burgess and Sydney Sea Planes Rosebay, as well as our supporting partners Benetti Yachts, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, Opsis Designs, Harbour Classic by Whitehaven Motor Yachts and Coral Sea Resort Hotel & Marina and our charter sponsor Sydney Harbour Yacht Charter, who made the night a memorable one. Videographer @romanliebich.photography
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