The Hemsleys, this issue’s cheerful cover stars, are happily immersed in both the sailing and motorboating worlds, dispelling any myths of tension between the two factions. The couple chat to The Superyacht Owner about their experiences aboard their 30m Feadship La Mascarade and their classic sailing yacht Mariquita – and hint at plans that they are likely to eventually move in the direction of a larger sailing boat.
Stephen and Sherron Hemsley
We also chat to Brian O’Sullivan, owner of 41m Komokwa, who took the radical step of securing his own master’s ticket for a circumnavigation. At the time of writing he was planning the ‘second leg’ of the tour heading to the Caribbean, the US eastern seaboard up to Nova Scotia, Cuba, Cartagena, through the Panama Canal, to Costa Rica and all the way back to Vancouver a year later.
“I started this project because I’m not happy with the status quo in the industry, nor with the yachts available and the way they’re sold. - the words of Sergei Dobroserdov who also features in this issue talking about his new Dynamiq range of compact yet fast displacement yachts that he says respond to a new type of owner.
D4 sundeck - Dynamiq
Following years of searching for the perfect sailing yacht, the iconic 32m sloop Emmaline – originally Christoffel’s Lightouse – has proven well worth the wait for her new owners. The Superyacht Owner steps on board in Porto Cervo to find out more about their buying experience – and reports back for this issue.
Elsewhere this month we talk Thailand charter with owners, captains and industry, we uncover incredible new sailing grounds in Oman and we speak to Feadship’s charismatic CEO, Henk de Vries, about his rise to the top.
The Superyacht Owner, Issue 21 is out now. Subscribers can access the magazine online by logging in here.