Ione Astondoa: Looking to the Future

Jan 17, 2022 / Yachting

Ione Astondoa, a member of Astondoa’s Management Board, is the fourth generation to work at her family’s historic shipyard but is focused on implementing a modern vision.

Interview: Ferretti Group's Stefano de Vivo

Dec 07, 2021 / Yachting

In this exclusive interview, we find out the plans moving forward for the company.

Vivian Chan of VP Yachts Is Making Her Mark

Nov 20, 2021 / Yachting

As founder and Director of VP Yachts, Vivian Chan is quickly making a name for herself as the Hong Kong dealer for Italian builder Sessa.

Lex Raas, President of Aquila Has Done It All

Aug 03, 2021 / Leaders

“I’ve worked for the world’s biggest. sailboat builder, the world’s biggest charter company and now the world’s biggest boat retailer — and all have been incredible to work with.”

Mike Simpson: Finding Freedom in a Beneteau

Apr 28, 2021 / Leaders

Mike Simpson has reawakened his love for sailing since buying a new Beneteau Oceanis 46.1, which he has named Freedom in tribute to a yachting lifestyle he has promoted since founding Simpson Marine in 1984.

Imperial’s Julia Stewart Looks at the Big Picture

Apr 23, 2021 / Leaders

The Director of Imperial explains how the Monaco-headquartered company has risen to manage some of the globe’s most spectacular, custom-built, superyachts and work so closely with many of the world’s leading builders.

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