I’m Toni-Leigh, born and bred in the Mother City of Cape Town. My fiancé and I, are parents to a lively 2-year old girl who arrived 5 years after losing our 3-year old son to a rare genetic disease. I love learning new things. Growing up, I was a voracious reader, reading anything and everything (even the classifieds and property ads) and with the advancement of technology over the years, I can have information at the tip of my fingers, so I’m always eager to learn new things and I’m a fast learner. I’ve always had an interest in Information Technology and was the go-to person in my office before my colleagues would go to the IT office, and now I’m looking into further studies so that I can develop my knowledge and skills. In 2005 I graduated from Varsity College with a Diploma in Travel and Tourism with aspirations of travelling worldwide in my profession. Things didn’t quite work out that way, having worked in retail and a company assisting young people to live and work in the UK. In the last decade or so, I’ve been in the tourism industry behind the scenes, working for an online holiday accommodation booking agency and more recently a company that does tours and safaris in Southern Africa. I also do freelance work remotely, such as, captioning for a speech-to-text service and social media evaluation. I am an introvert but enjoy working with and being in the company of others, while also enjoying being on my own. In the past I used to view being an introvert as a weakness because those higher up in the ranks of the companies I worked for were extroverted but in recent times I realised how much of a strength it is being an introvert as I also have a strong sense of empathy, which I believe is key in Customer Service and building interpersonal relationships with colleagues and clients. I’m passionate about customer service and going the extra mile and l love that feeling of knowing that I’ve made a difference in someone’s day whether big or small. People tend to describe me as hardworking, punctual, efficient, dependable and trustworthy. Covid-19 affected the tourism industry drastically, however, I still want to travel anywhere I can, just soaking up the different cultures and experiences. The last year has been both challenging and rewarding and it has made me see things in a different light and so it has been somewhat of a new beginning for me. I am motivated now more than ever to seek out new passions and adventures and to get out of my comfort zone.
A family-run business for over five generations, Bilgin Yachts is a boutique shipyard building high-end customized superyachts from 45 up to 120 metres in the greater area of Istanbul of Turkey. With over 400 highly skilled craftsmen, the shipyard operates in six facilities covering 59,500 square-metre area and focuses on building steel-aluminium structures. Today a SYBAss member, Bilgin Yachts is among the first 20 yacht builders around the world. Besides having custom yachts, the shipyard also offers after-sales, yacht winterisation, maintenance services while accepting refit projects.
Bering Yachts is an international manufacturer of high-performance steel-hull expedition yachts with more than 10 years of experience. Bering Yachts company is proud to offer our service and builder expertise throughout the whole production cycle from developing the product concept based on the client’s vision to setting afloat and maintaining a huge steel superyacht able to withstand even the most severe conditions. While gaining inspiration from each client we work with, we understand what they want, appreciate their exclusive values and, finally, make their dreams come true. Combining our knowledge with client requests Bering Yachts creates a custom unique product that reflects the owner’s individuality while keeping all the functionality necessary for safe transoceanic adventures.
Wamkelekile (‘Welcome’ in isiXhosa) to one and all! My name is Iman Martin – ‘Iman’ having both Arabic and African meanings for ‘faith’. Just like my name, I come from a multicultural background: my mom has Indian and Malaysian origins, while my dad is from the Griqua people/clan in South Africa. In the same vein, I am a Muslim and have Christian relatives with who I am very close. It is because of my diverse background that I feel I was raised to be both tolerant and respectful towards those that are of a different culture, religion, or ethnicity. Cape Town has been the only home I know, and I’ve never ventured far out of it. I do however envision myself travelling to different parts of the world a few years from now. I am passionate about women’s empowerment and women having the choice to choose for themselves! I have recently graduated from the University of Cape Town, with a Bachelor of Social Work (Psychology Major) and placed on the Dean’s Merit List, awarded for consistent academic achievement. Through hard work and perseverance, I was fortunate to have received a scholarship from the Department of Social Development for three of my four years of study. My mini-thesis explored the experiences and challenges of 1st-year students at UCT adjusting to university. Studying social work has not only allowed me to better understand those around me and their thought processes but also, to better understand myself and the possible reasons why I am the way I am. As part of my course requirements, I had to complete field practicals – by putting the theory that I was learning in class to practice in a real-world environment. My field practice experience ranged along a spectrum: from providing social work services to underprivileged youth in a primary school in Bonteheuwel, to interning in the more affluent area of Upper Wynberg, at an international school. This experience further fostered my innate empathy and non-judgemental outlook for those around me. I am someone who is not afraid to get my hands dirty, work hard and help out where I can: currently job hunting, I have occasionally been helping my father with renovations to his property that include painting, plastering, applying putty, etc. This has taught me many practical things that I hope to apply when I own my own house one day. A few months before now, I worked as a Personal Assistant to a therapist and social worker. This was a remote job that taught me valuable organisation and time-management skills. In my early years of study, I found myself working a sales assistant job at the Robben Island Museum Gateway store, and found that my favourite part of the job was interacting with the different tourists that happened upon our humble store and hearing their stories – where they were from and why they decided to visit SA, etc. I love reading, and since a young age, I’ve been considered a bookworm. I mainly enjoy supernatural and sci-fi novels and webcomics, as well as other forms of content such as newspaper and magazine articles (need to know what’s happening in the world around me). English was also my favourite subject at school, and I think this was also encouraged by my English-teacher mother who was quick to correct any incorrect grammar and pronunciation when my siblings and I spoke incorrectly. I often assisted her in marking her learners’ English examination scripts and as a result, am quick to pick up on spelling or grammatical errors. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, long walks with my dog Ninja, and photography. This has led me to submit a piece that is currently being exhibited at the Zeits Mocca Art Museum, in their long-running ‘Home is Where The Art Is’ exhibition. Furthermore, my faith has given me strength through the darkest times and taught me to be tolerant and understanding of those around me. I am still very much figuring life and myself out as I go along and am always open to learning from those around me.
I was born in Germany but grew up in South Africa, a mixed cultural heritage that resulted in a life-long affinity for multiculturalism. Hence I consider myself a citizen of planet Earth first and foremost. I developed a love of books and reading from a very young age, and as an only child reading was my escape into many fantastical realms. After school, I took up a Bachelor Degree in English Literature and Philosophy, with the hopes of pursuing journalism. In my early twenties, I spent a year backpacking Europe, setting out with a pal from university but our paths soon diverged and after only a few weeks I found myself travelling solo. I was drawn to the art, culture and architecture of Europe and spent three months living and working in Berlin, a most cosmopolitan city. Back in SA, my career plans were unexpectedly derailed by motherhood, and I ended up working in a variety of industries, including a corporate environment for a few years. A passion for sustainable development led me to taking up part-time studies whilst working and also raising two children, and I earned a Diploma in Development studies. In 2013 I teamed up with a local writer and we started a small publishing company, with a dream of publishing an original series of grade-school readers in a range of our country’s many official languages. We published a dozen books, mostly in English and a few in Siswati. We discovered that publishing can be a very challenging and unforgiving business to be in and we changed focus to becoming book suppliers. It was still rewarding for me to be sourcing high-quality reading material for school and community libraries. After five years that partnership dissolved and I began working as a freelance writer, writing articles for websites and blogs on a wide variety of topics. I most enjoyed writing a series of articles on eco-friendly urban solutions. I also wrote some children’s poetry and did a bit of social media marketing. I consider myself a lifelong student and I love learning new things and skills. My dream remains to apply my writing skills to making a real difference in the world.
Greetings to one and all. My name is Edith, I am a child of the universe and I want to share that every day is a beautiful day. True, our emotions fluctuate but at some point during each day we will recognise that the day is a gift we have received and if we be true to ourselves this will bring a smile and with it feel good energy. We should take this feel good energy and build on it so that each day it comes easier and earlier and like a muscle it will grow, become more evident and gather momentum and we will feel better for it. I believe in kindness and forgiveness towards others and myself. In a couple of months I will begin the first year of my sixth decade on planet Earth. Twenty years ago I was facing a life threatening illness and not doing too well, I am a miracle. I believe we are all miracles. Some would differ it can be a topic for discussion. I am a widow and live with and take care of my 87 year old mother and 7 year old granddaughter to whom I am foster mother. Thankfully both are well. We live in a truly beautiful spot, the Deep South, Cape Peninsula, CT, South Africa, blessed in many ways I have much wonder and appreciation for this. I was born in Cape Town, grew up and completed my education in the best place in the world to have grown up at that time, yes! Zambia in the sun. I have very fond memories of my formative years in Zambia and still consider myself Zambian. It is the national anthem I sang as a child and I loved the then president, KK, Kenneth Kaunda. I returned to South Africa in 1980 to attend college and begin my independent years and in 1982 I moved to the newly independent Zimbabwe where I spent the next 21 years before returning to my roots in 2003. I have extensive administrative experience - getting things organised, getting things done. With a stable track record, I am able to diversify within different industries. As part of a team I have a strong focus to resolve challenges and enjoy leaving any tasks I am busy with in a user friendly state (do unto others). I pride myself on my attention to detail & due diligence, going the extra mile in terms of improved efficiency and cost effectiveness. I did a one year secretarial course in 1980 and my working life began from there. Living and learning life then became what I did, marriage, babies, etc. I guess I was lazy to further my qualifications, in hindsight I think I would have made a damn good surgeon LOL. Seriously, I have good eye, hand coordination, a good touch, and, consciously, I have become better at threading the needle. I believe strongly in being true to and honest with myself and I think I was then because family means more to me than a career. And now, I am ready to start that next chapter in my career. I am blessed. I have over the years done various short courses including a deep tissue massage course so I am a certified masseuse however I only massage family and friends as I am no longer physically (strength and stamina) up to doing a job I am comfortable to charge for. Thought that was worth mentioning as it brings me pleasure to help others breathe and take time out. I have always worked in administrative support positions from Girl Friday to Executive PA and everything in between and in many different industries. My last couple of jobs have been from home (virtual) and in a new field namely customer service. This shift was challenging and I am proud to say I managed it pretty well. Working from home is what is necessary at this time given my current living circumstances. This change and the challenge that came with it reminded me that I have strong determination which is a very good thing. I am concerned for my granddaughter’s generation and what life will be like for them as adults, especially the environment they will find themselves in physically, mentally, emotionally. I would love to become more knowledgeable and active in the conservation of water, a precious natural resource that as long as it comes out of the tap when we open the tap many do not really appreciate just how precious it is and therefore the need to respect and conserve it. And, I would love to see the curricula in our educational systems adapting to educating our children to be more self-aware, mindful and able to guide their minds when it comes to EQ. Easy does it.
Hello, I’m Deborah! I was born in Congo RDC and came to Cape Town South Africa in October 2012 to study at university. I have a National diploma in Financial accounting and a diploma in Financial information system. I am an ambitious young lady and I love to be surrounded by positive people. I’m a dedicated and conscientious team player with the ability to provide support and advice to people, customers, or co-workers and make a difference. I am organized, responsible, very loyal, focused and I can have the work done on time and meet deadlines. While doing my National diploma I was also working as a part time customer service sales representative. I became full time agent right after I graduated at university. I am a customer relation professional with more that six years of experience in customer service work, inbound and outbound calls, emails and social media. I have excellent verbal skills with the ability to communicate my thoughts and information in a clear and easy to understand manner. I am confident that the experience, the capabilities I have make me ready for any opportunity. I speak French, English, Swahili, and Lingala I love singing and dancing, reading, and my favorites animals are dogs and cats. Looking forward to be part of Zagenie family! Thank you!
Rome wasn't built in a day. I’m of a very friendly nature and love to be with people who aren’t selfish. I am ambitious and will do anything to achieve my aim - "The Universe applauds action not thought" I’m of a very adventurous nature and love to find good in everything I see. There are many things that make us depressed or upset, but that doesn’t mean that we stop living. You dust yourself off, honor the difficult times for the lesson it taught you, and walk away stronger and wiser. Independence and confidence were key in my life from a young age with venturing to the UK straight after school, and eventually ending up in Cape Town as my dream destination to live a happy balanced life where beautiful sunsets are part of your everyday life, and reminds you that dreams do come true. My professional life started as a labourer painting parks in the dire UK winter weather to Insurance consultant for a huge corporate company. Getting to know me over time it became clear that I adapt quickly and take pride in everything I do as I strive to leave everything and everyone better than you found them. Covid19 and the drastic changes that came with it has been the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. With a system that failed us all in so many ways, living a financially stable life is nearly impossible but forced me to get grounded with nature and realize that the best things in life are truly free. My senses for nature, animals, and my overall humility enhanced drastically. We are all just reminded once again that nothing ever goes as planned and that losing everything including your mind might be necessary to make you realize what a strong, resilient, and galactic species we truly are. Realizing this, I am now more than ever ready to spread love and kindness whilst challenging myself with new adventures that push me out of my comfort zone. There is no other time than the present that truly matters. And in this moment I am excited to change my reality and the lives of those around me.
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” A Japanese proverb close to my heart. It has helped me persevere in so many situations in life and those situations have molded me into the woman I am today. Here’s a brief introduction to who I am. I am a new mommy to an adorable baby boy. A jack of all trades. I’m an artist at heart, fitness enthusiast, avid reader, and quite academic. I was born on the 9th of August in the year 1996 in Elim, a small village in the Limpopo Province. I grew up in Johannesburg and later moved to Pretoria in 2006 when I was in Grade 4, where I completed the rest of my school career. I have always been a very dedicated student. I finished school as a top student in my Matric year (2014) in Hoerskool Silverton. Ideally, I thought that I would finish university on record time but it seems I had a few lessons to pick up along the way. I began my studies at the University of Pretoria but sadly dropped out due to academic and financial exclusion and so I continued the rest of my year as a freelance tutor to make some money and figure out my next move. During this time I found that I work quite well with young kids and have enjoyed tutoring ever since. I returned to the said university again and hit the financial exclusion wall yet again so I went ahead and tried out a learnership in the automotive industry, for a year, where I earned a stipend. This encouraged me to go back to school and try part-time (Yes I do not give up easily!) Presently I am currently pursuing my degree in Mechanical Engineering through the University of South Africa (UNISA). I have always been one to participate in almost every extra-mural activity since my primary school years, I played softball, hockey, and cricket. I took part in cross-country and district athletics to name a few. My love for sports made me gravitate towards what I currently do part-time, I train on a regular basis, and I am a wellness coach and a distributor for a prominent nutrition brand. A large part of what I do involves helping people correct their nutrition and learn more about the benefits of healthy eating so that they can lead a healthier lifestyle and feel great while they are at it. I have been involved in various projects that involved giving back to those in need. I have been involved with an initiative called Feed a Homeless Homie, where we made food for the homeless and distributed it at least one weekend a month, I also helped a friend of mine with a pads drive for less fortunate girls, I also give clothes to homeless shelters for women and children whenever I can and I worked with an NGO known as Keep That Gold Shining (KTG) where we tutored young kids in high schools in the townships. I am a philanthropist at heart and believe that even the smallest contribution goes a long way. As mentioned I am also an artist, mostly self-taught. I do painting on commission as well as pencil sketching. I do not have a specific style as yet but most of my work features women from different walks of life. I would like to collaborate with more artists in the future and have exhibitions. I try to read at least one book a month. My favorite writers have always been James Patterson and Dan Brown however I recently branched out to other genres besides suspense and thrillers. Some of my latest reads are: • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki • Atomic Habits by James Clear • The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho • Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie • No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe I can speak at least 6 of the 11 official languages, I am fairly tech-savvy. I am a quick learner, always willing to pick up a new skill. Life has thrown several curve balls at me and I never backed down. I strongly believe in working hard and not giving up on anything I do. My name means ‘Be Strong’, that is who I am!
I board people’s family pets for prolonged stays preferably to ease the stress of worrying about their pets in cages. I have been doing the boarding for almost a year now and have a repeat doggo whom I love very much and his month stay is always a blessing. I fostered puppies and cats for shelters and they’ve all been adopted, I rescued a Staffordshire terrier from an outreach with a friend and healed him from the horrible mange he had and he got adopted by someone who flew from JHB and drove back up and now he lives the king life he deserves.
Let's get to know Wandisile Mboxela was born in Cape Town, I’m the last born of four siblings parents background from the beautiful province of the Eastern Cape in Alice, My background was very poor parents had to move to Cape Town where all four siblings born. All my primary education, higher education done here in Cape Town, while was at school developed love for Sport, now I’m applying that love for sport to the young kids in my community keep them out of trouble, we grow up with a lot of trouble in my community now trying to chase that away, to build bright future to the young people by involving them in sport education activities, sport and education goes together if you want to build better future for others. Coming from where I came from hard work pays, I was offered a Learnership qualification which introduced me to corporate world quite extensively. Good written and verbal communication skills in at least two of three official languages of the Western Cape, problem solving and conflict management with good planning and organizational skills, ability to handle information as confidential and good interpersonal skills, to contribute and become part of a successful organization that motivate its employees to utilize their skill and talent effectively and efficiently, the knowledge and skills which I acquired over that period of time equipped me for future positions. I am a hard working individual, and eager to learn, I was recently employed due to covid19 company layoff some staff. I was employed as Accounts Controller at Tourvest Travel Service and this involves extensive client interaction. Deliver an effective admin support service to staff and clients, communicate with suppliers regarding outstanding, verbally, via mail and telephonically. I have highly knowledge of Tourism and Hospitality which I achieved through Theta, Tourism Hospitality and Sport Education Training Authority. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, and I’m looking forward to be the part and the future of ZaGenie Thank you…
I was born in Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha), South Africa. I’m an outgoing person who is both introverted and extroverted depending who I’m with. I enjoy meeting and interacting with new people because I believe this is how you learn and grow as a person. I’m forever looking for new adventures or challenges. I’m a go-getter, never afraid to fail because we learn more from our failures and build character from them. I believe one is never too old to learn something new things. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” doesn’t apply in my life. I enjoy the outdoors especially hiking, which has exposed me to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in South Africa. I also love taking game drives and explore our nature especially the animals in their natural habitats. I haven’t had the opportunity to travel beyond the borders of my country. Hopefully one day I’ll travel the world, meet different people and get to experience diverse cultures and cuisines. I had dreams of becoming a medical doctor but due to financial difficulties I settled for a National Diploma in Biomedical Technology. At least I got to work in the medical environment with doctors and other medical personnel for about 5 years. I realised that working in a laboratory was not suitable for my personality because I love people, I enjoy interacting with different people. I enrolled for a Diploma in Marketing and that led me to the pharmaceutical industry where I combined both my medical background and the marketing qualification. I worked in Sales and Marketing departments. I also had the opportunity to turn my passion for fashion into a business adventure and started my online clothing store which was a very exciting and challenging adventure. I learned a lot about importing and e-commerce. When motherhood happened and I took a break to become a stay home mom. I got involved in fitness and nutrition business. I realised that the entrepreneurship bug has got me and needed to empower myself to avoid mistakes I made in my previous business adventures, that is when I decided to register for a BCom degree in entrepreneurship via Unisa, which what I’m currently busy with. I am also teaching English as a foreign language online on freelance basis. I plan to also learn one or two foreign languages as I plan to travel the world in the not-so-distant future. I’m excited about the future and learning more in this university of life.
My Bio will tell you about my past and present. The past is important but nothing is more important as the present ME! The Beautiful and strong ME! The ME that makes the people who know and love me happy to be in my presence, the present me is what matters. My values and morals and my way of thinking are what is important, the past was just the "making of", the preview one see's of movies and series, the past is an ancient scroll where most of my life is narrated by my parents, teachers, siblings and the other significant people who come and go from one's life, My present is the true picture of what I am and who I am so let me give you insight into who I am: I am a straight talker yet I am loving and a helpful person who is always willing to learn new things, I follow rules only when it makes sense and is fair. I was born to a mixed-race couple in the "old South Africa (during apartheid)" while the political climate was unstable and in its rebirth stage, my mixed-race background has made me culturally rich. Ancestrally I come from a diverse lineage, I have a Scottish and Irish father, a mother with little french a little Indian (Afghan and Pakistani), I have a little of everything, which has made me the odd one out as I look different from the rest of my family, I do not fit in with the brown people, I do not fit in with the white people and there is nothing wrong with that I do not need to be labeled to feel like I belong, I am one of the reasons why our country is known as the rainbow nation a mix and mashed beautiful product of all that is good. My personality and likes have made me the odd one out and the weird one, luckily my husband is just as weird as I am, I always tell him my weird matches his weird, it makes us a perfect match, we were made for each other destined to be together almost as if it was written in the stars, a destiny fulfilled with a happy future in the ahead of us. Happy and together forever and always, I still find it hard to believe that there is someone out there who not only gets me, who understands me, my way of thinking, and the way I view the world but most importantly who LOVE'S ME for ME! I consider myself spiritual and not religious although I was raised catholic and attended a convent where a lot of who I am today was made. The making of ME! The sisters of mercy and catholicism had the opposite of the intended effect on me I am not deeply rooted in the catholic faith, even though I had many lovable and amazing teachers and friends who made my school days worthwhile. Religion does not make sense to me and I consider much of it to be untrue, designed and shaped to manipulate and to rule the masses or one could say those who prefer not to think for themselves who would rather be sheep and led to the slaughterhouse willingly. My philosophy is this: as long as I love myself and my neighbor I believe I'm living the right way and try to instill those principles and values in my two sons. I believe that knowing and giving Love encompasses all the values needed to live a healthy life, Love naturally breeds, respect, forgiveness, and mindfulness. Love means living from the heart when one lives from the heart it naturally voids the ego, the ego destroys the manically malevolent whereas the heart creates and builds, Love is a tool with which one can build a life rich in emotional health, enlightenment, and mental stability. Love is my church, love is my essence and if ever I am in doubt I read up on the writings left to us by all the great masters, Jesus, Muhammed, Buddha the Dalai lama and so many more masters, some of whom are more modern and still living and basically all their writings convey the message of Love. So this me and there is more to me than what is written here, but what is written here is more than enough to get to know me better.
Vuyisile, a South African, a social and environmental consultant, a trainer and a social facilitator. I have been interested in all ventures that connects me with people from an early age; as a student in primary, secondary, high school and universities. As I am growing old I want to be involved in ventures that will enable me to plough/give back to others. I have been involved in several communities, governmental and non-governmental programmes for some years. These programmes vary in their focus, ranging from social, political, stakeholder engagement, environmental management, coastal management, animal welfare and religious activities. I played different roles in all these ventures from being a Coordinator, a Manager, a Researcher, a Facilitator, Trainer, a Director and many more. These activities involved lots of travelling both nationally, regionally and internationally. These travels exposed me to lots of different people, languages and cultures. Since then, travelling has become my passion.
Born on outskirts of Belgrade – Serbia in family of 4. Immigrated to South Africa in 1991 “running away” from civil war. Even though that I came to South Africa without papers, money, job or being able to speak English, I made this beautiful country my home. My career took me from being a waiter in the restaurant (my first job here) to Restaurant Manager, Sales Manager in Timeshare Company to MD and CEO of ZA Galvanizing. At the end of the August this year I left my last position of Regional Sales Manager of EXIM International. When it comes to business, I am dedicated, punctual, loyal and organized with the skill set that made me achieve any task in front of me with the high rate of success. Privately, I am nature and animal lover, a bit of the environmentalist and lifelong naturist. I am one of the funders and first Chairman of Western Cape Naturist Association – WCNA and South African National Naturist Association – SANNA. Passionate follower and supporter of South African Rugby and F1 Grand Prix.
I am a 26-year-old woman, born and raised in Johannesburg where I have lived my entire life. One of my biggest aspirations is to travel across South Africa and eventually the world. Although I was bred a city girl, my heart lies at sea. Another one of my aspirations is to own a home along the South African coast, within walking distance to the beach. I have been known as a bookworm since childhood. I always preferred to have my nose in a book rather than watching cartoons, hence my passions are reading, writing, and editing. Taking my love for books into account, I decided to study English literature, linguistics, and journalism. I have a great love for animals, and I currently have four dogs and a cat. I also love being out in nature. I am always keen to go hiking, take a trip to the beach, or take the dogs for a walk in the park. Another one of my interests is fashion. I have my own sewing machine and often create clothing for myself. I believe we are all responsible for our actions, and we decide where we want to go in life. I think if you want to do something, and you believe you can do it, you can. All you have to do is put in the effort. Nothing comes easy, but if you put the work in you will achieve your goals and be anything you want to be. This is something I live by. I also think that building relationships and being able to work with others is extremely important. Succeeding in your endeavors often depends on how you work with and treat people, not just on what you can accomplish on your own. I have only started my journey, but I am looking forward to experiencing new things, building good relationships, and making the most out of every situation or opportunity.
Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo but I am currently live in South Africa ( Cape Town) about 7 years I am Married to Magalie since 2018 and we have a 2 years old girl. I am a honest, ambitious, friendly, reliable and motivated person. I’m a skilled individual who has excellent training as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). As a result, I have good knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, services, and wireless skills. I am a self-motivated person and I try to exceed my superior’s expectations with high-quality work. Being a fast learner, I quickly pick up business knowledge related to my project. An experienced and customer service with a strong interest to increase customer satisfaction and at the same time making sure all of the operations are being done properly. I believe my strengths are that I am a person who can work under a lot of stress and have excellent communication skills which enable me to handle a leadership position as wells work in a team. I care deeply about workplace professionalism. I regard myself to be a very open minded person, ready for new challenge when it comes to technology. People consider me to be a social, temperament person who does not hesitate in giving my opinion for what I think and believe in. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and it comes naturally to me to maintain a lot of relationships. I love trying new things, creating new methods, and introducing new ideas. I love watching soccer specially when Leo Messi plays , movies and playing games.
I am ambitious and driven. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive towards. Not only that, but I’m always looking for ways and opportunities to better myself and achieve greatness. I’m highly organized, always take notes and use a series of tools to help myself stay on top of deadlines. Furthermore, I keep a clean workspace and filing system, so I’d always be able to find what I need. Also, I find this increases efficiency and helps me stay on task. In addition, I love meeting new people and learning about their stories, it always gives me new perspectives. I can almost always find common ground with strangers, and I like making them feel at home in my presence. I find this skill is especially helpful when dealing with new clients or even strangers when meeting for the first time. I am result-oriented, constantly checking in with the results to determine how close or far I am, and what it will take to make it happen. Pressure inspires and acts as a great motivator. I pride myself on making sure people have the right information because it drives better results, and I feel a sense of responsibility to keep everyone on the same page when it comes to work-related matters. I would describe my personality as a little of everything. Likewise, I am creative, adventurous, driven, curious, enthusiastic, observant, positive, and self-aware. This is what makes me easy to work with and makes the people who surround me happy to be in my presence. When it comes to my work I am attentive, helpful, patient, respectful, supportive, and very flexible. This is what I believe makes me so easy to adapt to any situation thrown my way. Life is full of ups and downs. I know this is a cliché, but this phrase summarizes my whole existence. Sometimes my life is fun, happy, and almost enviable and at times my life is sad boring, and uninspiring. I have never tried to be perfect, but one thing is true — I AM WHO I AM.
“The key to unlocking complexity, is simplicity itself” This is the lesson that I have learned time and time again, not just in business, but life as well. Hence my perspective, in that we can complicate life or take a pragmatic approach. I grew up in a single parent household, with my father and younger sister, uncommon in my community whereby most single parent would be one’s mother, but this has shaped my thinking…not everything is what it seems. Firmly believe that personal and moral growth is a direct consequence of uplifting communities and protecting the vulnerable. Recently, I was the MD of a rural firefighting programme and still remains one of my passions in terms of assisting underserviced communities. I’ve worked in television, mainly satellite broadcasting, the South African revenue service, back into broadcasting, then firefighting and now green economy initiatives including a component of green building construction and manufacturing. Personally, an avid motorcycle enthusiast as well as a proponent of animal welfare. As you will notice from my pictures, motorcycles and pets. Right now, we have 10 pets, 4 dogs and 6 cats. All are adopted and some rescued, save for the German Shepherd.
I’m a proactive recent college graduate (International certificate in Cyber Defence) from the Institute of Advanced Cyber Defence in Sandton, South Africa. During the course of my academic career, I also managed to accrue nearly 10 years of work experience. I had the privilege of working for Absa Bank Limited as a Forex Teller and an International Banking Consultant, where I learned valuable professional skills in foreign exchange, global banking, and branch operations. While working at Absa bank, I was exposed to a culture that had a high demand of customer or client services. I learnt to be a much organised individual and now able to deal with projects at hand and also to work under enormous pressure. I was awarded Teller of the year for two consecutive years and had been an ”A” performer influencing my colleagues to do the same. The role of being second in charge at the Teller department empowered me to lead, supervise and initiate action. I empowered myself by studying and finishing a Certificate in Banking, after which I registered and obtained a Higher Diploma in Banking specialising in Treasury and International Banking. My passion for International Banking and Financial markets led me to register and obtain a certificate for Regulation and Ethics of the SA Financial Markets with the South African Institute of Financial Markets. In 2015 I wrote an article about ” My purpose and Journey” within Barclays Africa and won that competition for a trip to Robben Island to meet the then Barclays Africa CEO Maria Ramos and the late political icon Amhed Kathrada. My broad range of interests brings me into contact with the diversity of people and that talent South Africa and the world offers. I want to promote this talent and creative output especially of local people. I am a hard worker, good organizer, very good with numbers, energetic and responsible individual. I started my schooling with a desire and passion to make an impact to every situation encountered. Education has taught me that world of work does not need greater minds, but the determination and desire to what one does. In both my academic and professional life, I have been praised as a hard-working individual by my lectures and peers. Whether working on academic, extracurricular, or professional projects, I apply proven teamwork, best customer service and critical thinking skills. I’m a very spiritual person who is passionate about the well being of others. My love for God led me to dedicate each morning into writing and sharing daily prophetic words and worship songs to my entire network including friends in Europe , and also guiding some on their spiritual journeys.
"All things are possible" I love the outdoors, travelling, animals and people. I was an ardent hiker, and this allowed me to visit some of the most amazing hiking trails in South Africa. What inspires me most is the ability to positively impact the lives of others through the plethora of skills I have acquired over the many years of experience. I have the ability to add value wherever I am placed. I am energised by strategy, new challenges, and the search for the most efficient and impactful solutions. My career began in education. As an educator I enjoyed the children. I know this will always be part of who I am as I will always be passionate about teaching and will continue sharing knowledge, mentoring, and coaching, etc. I ventured into the corporate environment as I excelled with my financial skills and thought that my career would entail the chartered accountant route. I did the required academics, got the job and my focus was numbers and more numbers. Again, I was challenged because my love for people was not satisfied. I once again did a complete change in my career by studying, job shadowing and taking on projects in the learning and development and human resource departments. One of my memorable periods was asking the CFO of the organisation to give me the opportunity to split my job in two areas to show my capabilities and therefore be considered for a position that was eventually created for me. This was exciting and I thrived in this environment. I felt like I was adding value as the position focused on the growth and development of the youth, once again. I knew that I could accomplish more and add more value through venturing out on my own. I started my own business which offers the services of learning and development, strategy, human resources and finance. This has been an exciting journey with many challenges.
I have been involved in the music industry for the better part of my life. As a performer and creator, I have had the opportunity to entertain many people over the years. I have a great passion for music and the arts in general. As an avid reader, I take great pleasure in immersing myself in the prose of those who are highly skilled in the literary arts. This stood me in great stead when I embarked on a course in Journalism a million years ago. Although I never completed the course, certain skills have stuck with me to this day. My journalistic endeavour was eclipsed by my musical passion. A passion that has given me much joy and also lead to much heartache. Nonetheless, being a staunch collector of music, it wasn’t long before I utilised this collection, and branched out into spinning records on dance floors around the country. Having grown up in Cape Town, South Africa, in the ‘80s, I was embroiled in the struggle for freedom. Battling the apartheid regime. This struggle, which was so much a part of everyday life, gave me a sense of something bigger than myself. A sense of community and belonging to something that was more important than my own personal well-being. Generally speaking, I would like to believe that I am an artist at heart. When I say that I don't mean that I like to draw or paint or any of the other physical manifestations of art. What I mean is that I approach life as art. If that makes any sense. I am the proverbial Jack of all trades. Master of a few. I think my biggest asset is that I am always willing to learn. That is something that I intend to keep doing until the last breath escapes my body.
Live and love as if there is no tomorrow! Hi, my name is Emmerentia. I was born in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, in the ‘60’s, which means that I'm an original, retro hippie chick at heart with the good, old-fashioned values to back it up. The highs and lows I’ve dealt with in life have taught me a valuable lesson…time is not guaranteed and is therefore not to be lost. I am enjoying my journey, still learning new life lessons and growing to become the person I am meant to be. I must pay tribute to the University of Experience and the School of Hard Knocks for the valuable contributions you have made to my life path thus far. Stronger. Wiser. Blessed. My passion is to help others to reach their full potential. It is even more difficult to do that in one’s own life (it’s so easy giving advice to others, isn’t it?) but making a direct contribution or figuratively planting a seed and watching it take root in someone else’s life is deeply rewarding. We are on this planet to live good lives and to make a positive difference to our direct environment, wherever our feet may fall. Aim for the stars; never forget your roots. Be yourself, stay humble, be kind, be grateful, make love an action…not a word. My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. There is no planet B. I’m a big fan of renewable resources, organic gardens and farming and hugging a tree. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. I am an excellent chef in my kitchen 😊 and I love baking (to put it mildly). My cakes and tarts are wickedly good and not being gluten intolerant is still my highlight of the previous decade! My downtime is spent walking, jogging, going to the beach, horse riding and playing golf. With over 38 years’ combined experience, accumulated by time spent in the corporate world and having 3 businesses over the years, I have a wealth of experience to share and utilize. Words, in a personal bio, aren't plentiful. Not to me, at least. I feel that the chances of someone reading about what your opinion is of yourself and BELIEVING it is remote. The tough part is that you don't know me, nor I you, yet I'm trying to “convince” you that what I say is who I am as a person and that what I say is what it is. The eyes are windows to the soul…that isn't exactly happening here, and that sense cannot always be replaced through words alone. So, the moral of the story is that what I list below as my key character traits, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, experience, etc. is in reality simply just that. Traits: Dedicated, honest, loyal, trustworthy, tenacious, dependable, creative, methodical, sense of integrity, ethical, tough but fair, empathetic, lighthearted and friendly. Strengths: Comfortable in a team environment or working independently, management, skills utilization, delegation, human relations, conflict resolution, analysis, strategizing, implementation, problem solving, business administration. Weaknesses: Impatience, self-critique, injustice and rudeness stirs my temper, being micro-managed, cheesecake. Experience: Sales, sales management, customer relationship management, business administration, directorship and general management of 3 x businesses previously owned/co-owned. Summary: A self-starter who gets what's required done, pronto. I am self-motivated, enjoy new challenges and try my best to excel at what's before me. I love working with people, as this is simply my passion.
Born and raised in South-Africa by a single mother in humble surroundings. Doing Taekwondo for years and attained my International black belt with the following principles, this was apart of my childhood that guided me into my adult life: Showing courtesy to others no matter what level of society labelled them; training continuously whether I was up for it or not; showing integrity, even when no one was watching; perseverance when I wanted to give up; self control when it was difficult to compose myself and learning from my couch to have a indomitable Spirit. Finishing school it was expected of me to follow in the "Afrikaaner Man's" footsteps to have a job where you work many long hours a day, week in and week out, get your salary, sleep and repeat. My passion for music gave me the confidence to follow my heart and to head towards Cape Town for a short holiday, but I ended up staying here and studied for Audio Engineering, whilst completing my studies and gaining experience in the industry. COVID19 affected the industry drastically and I had decided to use my spare time productively by enrolling in courses such as Social Media marketing and Programming. I also started a small business where I rent out my sound equipment and host small gatherings and events. Helping friends with their business promotions and seeing how people enjoyed the events I have hosted, it made me realize that I have a passion to better others and their circumstances. Following my dreams against all odds lead me to where I am today and to appreciate every single moment by not wondering about the past or worrying about the future. Focusing on the task at hand and having it complete well within the deadline is what I strive to achieve and I love learning and gaining knowledge along the way to further myself in everything and anything I get the opportunity for. I am ready for new challenges and know that having a healthy work balance will help me to reach my full potential.
I would consider myself a mix of both introverted and extroverted. I love being around and working with people but I also enjoy my own company. I’m also very family orientated. Family is everything to me! My passions are a mix between working with/building fruitful relationships with people whether it be in the workplace or day to day life, I love helping people and bringing out the best of those around me. Outside of that I also love doing anything to do with being outdoors. I’m always up for an adventure such as hiking, camping or even just a walk along the beach. I’m also passionate about and absolutely love animals. I’ve done horse-riding practically my entire life and it’s so therapeutic for me, to just get out into the country and get my mind off everything going on. I was born in Johannesburg, but lived majority of my life in the beautiful mother city known as Cape Town. I’ve never got the chance to travel outside of South Africa, however it is something I have always wanted to do and I know I will accomplish in the future. In the meantime, there’s actually so many parts of my own country that I haven’t even experienced yet, so I’d love to start there. My work life has involved various industries, starting off with retail and moving on to the sales environment both internal and external. I could say I had a certain plan for my life and career, but that all changed when I unexpectedly fell pregnant with my son. I then went from being an independent, carefree person to spending the last few months staying at home with my child. Which has honestly been life changing and I wouldn’t change a thing! However it’s now time to get back into the working world and do everything in my power to give my son the life he deserves and one I wish I had growing up.
I am a 28-year-old woman who is passionate about youth work in communities across South Africa. I have volunteered my time with NGO’s specifically tailored for the youth in Cape Town, Port Shepstone and East London. I believe that the youth are capable of great things in our country and the entire world, I take great pride in mentoring young girls to believe the above-mentioned statement and to push themselves to get to their goals. The concept of hard work is simply lost in the generation of instant gratification and I believe that every person needs to learn this, starting from a young age. I have dedicated my time to schools as a sports coach, tutor and during Holiday Clubs that teach children ages 12-18 about life skills and the potential that they have. I am family oriented and believe in working hard in all areas of my life. I think of myself as an intelligent and super energetic being, I love all things that make me laugh and I am a super fun person. I am a wife and mom who is devoted and loves her family very much. I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Theology and look forward to working towards a Master’s specializing in Pastoral Care/Social work. My skills range from retail, online teaching and proofreading and editing, and I put my all in what I do. I do not believe in taking short cuts and giving up when the going gets tough, trying and trying again is an attitude that I have taken a liking to and I pour my all in every project that I am involved in. I am a firm believer in serving others and I do that with no motives, other than to be a memory in their lives that brought hope and a new determination. That is who I am and what I stand for, to be a part of something that makes others lives better and gives them the ability to believe in themselves.
I am Alonzo Van Aarde, born on 9th July 2002.I was raised in Cape Town,South Africa,I am the oldest son out of 6 children, Recently (last year 2020) I have matriculated in my home town,Mitchell’s plain I never quite had a fixed job but I have had my fair share of holiday jobs in a shoe store it was called first stop shoes in a shopping complex close to home,In my free time i would work private jobs with my father and doing shop fitting and house renovations all over Cape Town,I loved helping my father out,It was also a way for me to have extra pocket money,I also worked at a Taylor blinds company,whereby the production of blinds called Taylor blinds in Montague gardens I took part in various programs whilst at school, Namely in leadership development skills with a NPO called M.O.V.E and another called J.A.M, where I was taught to run my own business,This was done during my schooling, I have obtained certificates for these courses,These two courses was done over a period of 12 months, I was also an RCL members as well as a Prefect at my school. I am also part of a group called M.O.C(mission of Christ),I where i furthered my leadership skills but in a more spiritual sense in doing so we take part in outreach programs and preach the gospel I speak fluently English and Afrikaans,I am currently studying Japanese,because I am intrigued by it I am computer literate,Microsoft enabled as well as Linux.I am also a musician,In my spare time,I teach people to play an instrument and also to read music, I also write my own music as well as produce music, I use this skill to help many young and upcoming artists I work with an Organization called My Child Is Your Child, Creating a platform where young people can showcase their talents and make something out of themselves,I live in a rough community where children are killing children and I’ve joined this organization to make a change in a community through various forms of art My hobbies are, playing different sporting activities,going to the gym,writing music and drawing portraits,
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am a 22 year old who could be described as ambitious, hardworking, and a perfectionist. I enjoy being challenged with new tasks, as I believe discomfort allows one to grow and learn. I enjoy teamwork, but I am also capable of working on my own. I believe that communication is an important aspect of any relationship, especially professional ones, as it doesn’t leave any room for errors or misunderstandings. Therefore, I pride myself on being a skilled communicator. I am organised, goal-driven, and I find it very hard to set a task down once I have started. I may not have the most extroverted personality, but I do enjoy socialising with others in any setting. I recently graduated with a BA in English and Communication Science. While completing my degree, I worked as an editorial intern at Highbury Media, where I gained first hand experience in editing, publishing, and social media management. I was also able to sharpen my writing skills, which came in handy as I went on to work as a freelance writer for ClubX Magazine for over a year. Even though I do not have years of experience behind me, I am, however, eager to learn. And a fresh mind is always a benefit. When it comes to my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I am also currently learning Italian and intend on tackling many other foreign languages.
Born and bred in beautiful Cape Town, mom to a long-awaited, witty, (inherited from me of course!), amazing, lively little 5-year-old girl, 2 dogs and 2 cats, 'my rescue children'. Married to Tomy, a senior digital content producer hailing from Tennenbronn, Germany. He is as introvert as I am extrovert – the scale balances beautifully. In my spare time (which is limited!) I sketch, paint, and try my hand at baking, while completing a mini-thesis in psychology. University after high school was not an option. I am also a seasoned HR professional, with a passion for people and process, building and maintaining great relationships form the foundation of both who I am, and what I do. And it’s a solid foundation. Hailing from the Pharmaceutical industry, I entered the world of investments about 14 years ago, where after joining as Office Manager, I moved into HR and have been in the HR sphere since. My journey has taken me on many a bumpy road, however, being a glass-half-full type, seasoned by an interesting childhood, and a solid determination to rise above, I march smilingly on. I have a passion for order, automation and software which could aid in optimization, easing transitions and processes. I am resilient with great sense of humour, always welcoming a challenge. I have a firm belief that building and nurturing relationships are paramount to success. I love meeting people and building relationships come naturally to me. I believe it’s the level of connection that counts. I am passionate about my work, I love what I do, and I do it well. I believe that doing what you love is a privilege. Yet, I still long for something more philanthropic in life. To give back, be it ever so small. Being an eternal optimist and peppered with life’s-experiences, I have been shaped into the person I am today. Pragmatic, passionate, and humble. An enormous amount of grit coupled a with good dose of grace! I am not done growing yet, not by a long shot, there are too many interesting, inspiring people to meet along the way, and there is always something to learn and something to contribute in life. It’s the journey that counts and I enjoy every step.
I am outgoing, dedicated and love new challenges! I believe that a person should work on developing their skills and learning new things all the time. I love sports gaming and fishing during my “downtime”. I believe treating people with integrity and respect will always yield great relationships. I love spending as much time as I can with my family and loved ones. I believe working together as a whole we can achieve great things. I am very optimistic and very open minded when dealing with day-to-day life. I love my animals as they truly bring the best out of me if I have had a long challenging day. Working as a Manager in the Hospitality industry for nearly a decade I have learnt many valuable lessons and feel I have grown each year bringing great personality, enthusiasm and constructive ideas to the table. I have a positive outlook on life and I wish to share that positivity with you someday! Showing compassion for others in this industry and any industry I believe will always get positive results. I am, because we are. Bound together in ways that are invisible, humanity is all about being one. Caring unconditionally, and sharing with everyone around us. Combining a salient philosophy of caring and sharing, with the strength of unity and community. We can determine the course of humanity and our destiny, by challenging the digital status quo. “I am, because we are. Together.”
I am a positive, happy person who loves all aspects of my life. I love the beach, animals and children. I am a people’s person. I grew up in the Kruger Park and that is where my love for animals and people comes from. Love working with people from all over the world. I have three beautiful children and an amazing mom whom I adore. I received the most precious gift of all very recently when I was blessed by becoming a grandmother. Like most young people and since I can remember, I had a dream… I just wanted to be a teacher when I grow up. Like a lot of young people, I did not have the means to pursue my dream. At the age of sixteen, I started working in the Kruger Park tourist shop as a cashier during school holidays. Naturally, when I matriculated and because I could not attend a college or university to study what my heart desired, I started working for SANParks. I worked in different departments from the tourist shop to finally being promoted to year in advance bookings at SANParks head office. I will always “want to be a teacher in my heart but never will I be disappointed for the foundation I had. Working for SANParks gave me the opportunity, confidence and knowledge to work with tourists from all over the world. They had a huge hand in the way I see people and the quality of work I offer. I will always be thankful. I am a loyal, loving, understanding, empathetic and kind individual. I learned a lot about people over the years. People tend to confide in me and I am a very good listener. I can solve problems easily because people listen to me and usually follow my advice. It makes it a lot easier to solve problems in the work place concerning personnel and clients too. I have a sixth sense about people and it usually turns out to be spot on. The way in which I treat people, they will follow my orders without question. I learned a lot during my years working for different companies and working in different departments and environments. I know how to handle myself and every situation and challenge I am faced with. I am hard working and not afraid to learn new things. I am a quick learner and I always follow through on everything I do. Even if it is a new challenge I have to tackle and always give a hundred and one percent doing everything that has to be done. I am not afraid to walk the extra mile and to do everything to the best of my ability. I gained a lot of professional work experience. This includes... working as a reservations officer, receptionist, personal assistant, book keeper, financial administrator, school tutor and even running my own business for several years. I loved all the careers I pursued but my favorite by far was the work I have done with clients. It would be a honor and privilege to invest the experience I have gained and the skills I have mastered into your company and to share it with the world.
Marketing Consultant @ Colombo, Sri Lanka MBA (UK), Certified professional Marketer (Asia), Chartered Marketer, MCIM (UK) ,PGDipM (UK), MSLIM (SL) During my tenure in Audit firm, Financial Industry, Media Organization, Educational Institute, Retail Industry, Petroleum Industry, FMCG Company, Entrepreneur & Marketing Consultant , I gained wealth of knowledge & experience, all spiced with a well-honed instinct for positive marketing. With over twenty Four years of relevant experience I am adept at executing any tasks associated with the job. Marketing Consultant - (01/ 2021 – to date) Designed & implemented marketing strategies according to client’s objectives and budget, execute task and monitoring out comes. Influenced team members to establish most effective tools & methods, liaised with top Mgt & give strategic direction & findings. DGM – Marketing - (09/2019 – 12/ 2020) Lanka Sathosa Ltd (LSL) - Ministry of Trade Awarded & won SLIM - Nielsen People’s Awards for LSL, planned & implemented all marketing & advertising campaigns and increased imaged. Drives traffic to store & improved profitability by creating operational in-store action plans, designed & streamlined business strategies, turning around the company (LSL) by increasing foot fall level & basket value. Alliance with Pickme and Postal Dpt. tested and delivered groceries to customers’ doorstep , managed to design of LSL web site, developed & launched e-commerce platform & simplified website booking forms and also achieved highest sales of Rs.17.5Bn in first half 2020 at LSL history. General Manager - (08/2017 –09/ 2019) Infinity Foods (Pvt) Ltd - Market Trader (Pvt) Ltd Responsibility of the overall imported beverages and snacks foods portfolio and tested viability, including strategy direction and P&L. Leveraged new ideas to improved overall business, maintained of all KPI’s and in charge of the Mkt budget and reinforced the brand image . Brand Manager - (08/2015 –08/2017) Lanka Spice (Pvt) Ltd (LSL) - “Mc Currie” Delivered properly the marketing mix, simplified website of “Mc Currie” to increase the profitability, comprehensive strategic PR programs for the exploitation of LSL, channel marketing strategy, excellence in trade execution & secured top tier events for marketing & developed new slogan. Developed and presented the TV commercial to build image of the “Mc Currie” position as a premium brand in the minds of target market segment, turnaround of brand performance & maximized turnover of the year 2016. Head of Sales & Marketing - (03/2011 - 07/2015) The Golden Lane Shops - Maldives Exceeded Mrf.10.2M sales for month of July 2011 in “GL” history, Coached team members to improve their skills & achieved work quality. Responsible for rebranded “GL Style” into one of the strongest sports & casual ware brands in Maldives, has been able to achieved double digits’ growth, successfully handle commercials in Dhi T/V, MNBC, Raajje Radio and adverts on Haveeru newspapers to increased the awareness. Work as a part time Consultant / Trainer for The Hawks (Pvt) Ltd, (B2B Business) in Male, Maldives - (1/11/2012-11/2//2015) Brand Manager - (02/2008 – 03/2011) Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Managed & maintained two brands, which were the Buckinghamshire new university MBA (BUCKS) & Certified Professional Marketer (CPM) status at the AMF and led colleagues and delegated teams to monitor sales. I was an active part of the team that launched "BUCKS MBA" program in Sri Lanka and monitor overall performance of the two brands. Published adverts, strategic alliances with advertising & media agencies, coordinate with head office in UK effectively build brand image in SL. Business Development. Executive. - (04/2005 – 02/ 2008) Wijeya Newspapers Ltd (WNL) An accomplished Mgt. executive for the launch of “IT Times” brand in SL. Identified innovative marketing campaigns, negotiated with major super markets to successful distribution of magazine of the in Island wide and delivered to Sri Lankan Airlines as well & increased the penetration level. Senior Marketing Executive. - (09/2003 – 04/ 2005) Leader Investment (Pvt) Ltd (Forex) Presented for real-time Forex trading advisory services to clients, ensuring they gain maximum return on investment & won customer confidence, reduced & resolved complained, ensured that all clients data was safely stored. build network with top line customers. I was an active part of the team in opening new branch office in Kandy City and led trained & motivated team to manage profitability. Chairman / Managing Director - (12/2001 – 09/2003) AMS Holdings (“SAP” Tea) Responsible for the launched “SAP” brand of tea and negotiated the longer payment terms with suppliers, reduced short expired return stock and saved money, ensured the optimal brand visibility of "SAP" tea. Improved overall penetration of “SAP” range of tea southern provincial area, suburbs of Colombo as well as some of identified super market in the country and maximized sales and streamlined the route plan. Established to worked as a Group Internal Audit Assistant at Sumathi Holdings & presented new findings to the Mgt.- (03/2000 -12/ 2001) During my career as an Audit Trainee at B.R.de Silva & Company, I have managed to visit varies types of companies - (04/1997 - 03/2000) Produced Student at St. Aloysius College – Galle, Sri Lanka (1979 – 1993)
I am a fun loving guy! I am a lover of spirituality, people, animals, arts, music, philosophy, psychology, books and technology!
My hometown is in Elsies River, a small community in Cape Town, where I am currently residing as well. In primary school, I was bullied for reasons which at that time I could make sense of but do now. My need to fit in helped me discover my love for chess and classical music. I was ''religiously'' brought up in the Christian tradition until it stopped serving me around 2012 completely. I was completely lost especially after my mom's passing in 2011 from which I asked the question to myself that there must be more to life than earthly wealth because I simply discovered that it doesn't bring the happiness that my parents and society told me. I knew that there must be more to life. My deep need to help my family after my mom's passing led my to cut my investment banking career in Johannesburg as a quant very short. I follow the Buddhist way life as best as I can because it help me understand the nature of my own suffering and of others. I simply hate to see people suffer. I try to help people in which ever way I can. I finished a Bsc in Mathematics and Statistics, honours in Computational Finance and an incomplete MSc. I worked as a Senior Fund Accountant mostly. I am a part-time musician and love dancing. I love people but I am more introverted. I most prefer my own company. I am too sensitive lol. I love teaching as well! I was a part-time lecturer in Statistics but I tutored maths from my second year. This also helped myself and parents. My hard work helped me to get get scholarhips to cover the rest of my studies. I worked as a barman. I am a part-time musician. Played in the Cape Town Youth Philharmonic and my music center's symphony orchestras. I love and thank all my teachers! Everyone is generally my teacher. A little more about my childhood. It was ok with the usual joyful moments and traumas. I did what my parents expected and was occasionally rewarded. I attended school in my community until my need for better education and passion for music landed me a scholarship to go to any school of my choice. This all happened in the middle of my high school career. The switch opened my eyes. Better education where suddenly from the one of the top students at my old high school to the weakest. But I was welcomed nevertheless by all! As a member of the LGBTI community, it created a loving safe space to come out to.
I was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, but raised in Jozini, Kwa-Zulu Natal and a Diver at heart. School Holidays was spent on the beach and in the ocean at Sodwana Bay. My Passion for acting started at a young age when I was approached by my arts teacher to play the lead as “Joseph” in that year’s school play, “Joseph and his technicolor dream coat”. In 2006, I moved to Saldanha bay Naval Base to conduct my basic training and upon completion, reported to Simon’s Town Naval Base Diving Centre. I worked at the Naval Diving Centre until mid- 2007, but reported for duty aboard SAS Spioenkop (Naval Warship) later that year and for the rest of my stay in the SA Navy. I resigned from the SA Navy at the end of 2009 to further pursue my childhood passion for Acting, after it had been re-ignited back in 2007, when a Production Company came to shoot the one part series, “Diver’s Down”, at the Naval Diving Base where I was stationed. Since then, I performed numerous small roles in Films and TV Shows with goals and aspirations to become a successful actor in the industry. Years later and struggling in the industry I started a Photography business in 2017 shooting headshots for actors in the industry and also specializing in Real Estate Photography. I also worked in the hospitality industry during this time working my way up to head of staff at a fine dining Italian Restaurant in the Bellville area of Cape Town. December 2018 I made the very hard decision to hang up my Actor’s hat and retire from the industry as I needed to make a change. So with a fire in my belly and a pursuit of a new career I embarked on an old passion within the boating world. I completed my Yacht Master Coastal and SAS Day Skipper certificate followed by a plane ticket to Nice, France. I spent a month walking countless amount of steps that would make “Discovery Vitality” proud on the docks of the various harbors handing out my cv in an attempt to book work as crew on board. With a few days worth of day work under the belt and finally booking an interview for a possible crew position, my visa expired and I needed to come home. Luckily I was being strongly considered for a position aboard but I needed to wait for the boat to come out of the drydock. With this I flew back to SA with a hopeful heart knowing that I would soon return to France. As things go, the opportunity was cancelled (Owner preferred a merger of the two available roles and he preferred a female). What to do now? Unemployed and with depleted finances of not being able to return I started looking for work and was unemployed until Sept the same year when I finally got an opportunity to begin work as a Junior Site Supervisor for a Construction Business (not ideal, but hey challenge accepted and gotta pay dem bills son!). I have since then worked for the same company, building weigh bridges, expanding warehouses, pouring concrete floors and laying paving. I have learned so much and have grown allot since then. Recently I approached and dusted off my photography equipment again and am in the process of starting this up as well. Being in the construction industry has sparked allot of ideas and have given me a new passion for real estate, especially as an Investor. People tend to describe me as ambitious, hardworking, punctual and goal-oriented. I have high attention to detail and work really well in both a team environment and on my own. I am pro-active, a problem solver and creative at heart. I won’t stop until the project or task is completed. More personally I enjoy the outdoors, love being fit and healthy and spending my off time with my most valuable assets; family and friends. Short term goals: – To learn and grow the new skills required to perform given tasks efficiently and with excellence. -To prove myself a valuable asset, as a hardworking, dependable and trustworthy individual to my fellow colleagues, managers and seniors. Long term goals: -To become one of the best in my department and be seen as the go to guy for a specific job or task. -To become manager and coach to younger generations looking to enter my industry. -To eventually run a team of managers, teaching them to effectively run their teams with excellence. I believe in serving others with excellence. The effort you put in will reap the results you desire. I also believe that being truthful, respectful and trustworthy are very important keys to success and I strive to live by these principles daily.
I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. In my last job, this passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to do better work. I am ambitious and driven. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive toward. I’m not comfortable with settling, and I’m always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness. I am an excellent communicator. I pride myself on making sure people have the right information because it drives better results. Most business issues stem from poor communication, so I feel a responsibility to keep everyone on the same page. I am results-oriented, constantly checking in with the goal to determine how close or how far away we are and what it will take to make it happen. I find this pressure inspiring and a great motivator for the rest of the team. I am highly organized. I always take notes, and I use a series of tools to help myself stay on top of deadlines. I like to keep a clean workspace and create a logical filing method so I’m always able to find what I need. I find this increases efficiency and helps the rest of the team stay on track, too. I’m a people-person. I love meeting new people and learning about their lives and their backgrounds. I can almost always find common ground with strangers, and I like making people feel comfortable in my presence.
The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, with a history of over 140 years, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Victoria with a long list of historical firsts. Become part of a vibrant social and sailing community and enquire about joining today. Park your boat at St Kilda Harbour’s brilliant new Marina. Overnight, for 20 years, or for any time in between. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron offers you a whole new world of lifestyle opportunities. Arrange a berth with us and you’re within walking distance of all the restaurants, boutiques and happenings of exhilarating St Kilda. Our Marina is just minutes away from the big City with its theatres and cinemas, galleries and arcades, fine wining and dining. You’ll also have full access to the Squadron’s superbly restored historic clubhouse with all its renowned facilities. Of course, if you think your pride and joy deserves to permanently enjoy all the wonders of the best boating facility on the bay, you’ll be more than welcome!
At R Marine Jacksons Customer Service means finding the best solution for each customer, quickly, correctly, and with a helpful attitude and this is how we operate at R Marine Jacksons, whether it be for before the sale or after the sale. We work with an easy purchasing philosophy of no pressure selling and we explain the sales process to all so everyone is comfortable with the decision being made. We are an Accredited Boating Industry Of Victoria member with access to finance, insurance and the knowledge to make boating easy. After the sale; we offer a full handover service on all New & Used boats with tuition of the vessel along with basic berthing & boat handling lessons so that you are comfortable to enjoy your boat immediately. We have over 50 years of experience in the marine industry and in that time, we have built up a network of contractors that are the experts in their fields. So, we invite you to lean on us for any servicing and spare part enquiries, servicing or boat maintenance schedule packages. We offer annual tailor-made service packages to your requirements and take care of the annual boat maintenance schedules by arranging – pick up, travel lift, hard stands, servicing, anti-foul, polishing and return packages to all boat owners. Being located at the Sandringham Yacht Club we have a 40-tonne travel lift, a hard stand storage yard and marina berths for any servicing requirements available to us.
Aquarama Marina originally built back in the 1960’s was just a small fuel stop with limited pens and a slipway. Completely re-developed in 1985 into a fully faceted marina with 210 pens and a 50 stacker boat rack – the first boat stacker to be build Western Australia and remained the only one for many years until boat stackers became the obvious solution to boat storage with the short supply of accessible land to store boats near the water. The marina offers a variety of services to benefit our clients with in-house businesses like; Mechanical repairs, a boats sales office, public slipway, detailing & repairs, boat course training centre and a restaurant. Situated only 20 minutes up-river from the Fremantle Port we are just a short cruise to the Indian ocean and beyond where you’ll find the pristine waters of Rottnest Island. The staff at Aquarama pride ourselves on great service to all our clients, a reputation we’ve built up over many years in the marine industry.
Located less than 10 minutes from Perth CBD, the South of Perth Club has land and water pens, slipway, swing moorings, sailors with a disability hoist, ample car parking, restaurant with views across Swan and Canning Rivers to Perth city, three bars, alfresco dining, and a function centre. The Yacht Club has a licensed restaurant, with some of Perth’s best views overlooking the Swan and Canning Rivers with a clear view of Perth city. The restaurant caters for lunches and dinners, as well as special functions. Three bars meet the needs of members and their guests, while two outside areas cater for informal al fresco dining. South of Perth features a wide diversity of yachting classes and divisions from junior training dinghies to ocean racing craft and a very social cruising section. Our competitive time trialling power boat fleets are the largest on the river, and welcome and accommodate the inexperienced and expert alike. With a full programme of social events each year, a la carte and casual dining and outdoor and indoor bars, there is something for everyone seven days a week. We are absolutely sure that joining the South of Perth Yacht Club is a decision you’ll look back on with both pride and pleasure.
I am 56 years old and love life ! and am engaged to a wonderful man and we have been together for 9 years. I have 1 son who lives in Houston, Texas with his lovely wife and my 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have 1 sister who is sadly disabled. She has Motor Neuron Disease and is paralysed from the neck down. She has had this debilitating illness since 1998. I care very deeply for her and continue to walk this hard, painful journey with her. I would love to one day open up a strung of Care Homes called Mandy in honour of her. Watching your disabled sister struggle every day has been heart breaking but through this I have learnt the art of caring, giving and kindness. To be able to help and be there for those less fortunate than you is a heartwarming experience and exceptionally rewarding. My passion is travelling – I absolutely LOVE IT ! My sport is Golf and because I have such an adventurous, extrovert personality I also love a lot of other things like Boating, Fishing, Cooking, Drinking wine and socialising. The list is so long because I am always willing to try new things and experience new places. I am an extrovert in personality and love bringing out the best in people. My profession at the moment is a Key accounts Manager for a Surgical Equipment company. I have been with them for 14 years. I have vast experience in Sales and Customer service and represent my company by calling on all Hospitals – Private and Provincial throughout the entire Eastern Cape. I work with doctor’s in theatre and am skilled in the sale of Medical Equipment for Trauma, Gynie, Urology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastro-Enterology, Ultrasound etc. Prior to being a Surgical Rep I was a Medical Rep for 20 years calling on General Practioners, Pharmacists and Physicians selling Pharmaceutical Drugs. I also have experience in the setting up of Vaccine Clinics and GIT Units. My passion is service and looking after my customers. I love to make a difference in everything that I do and work hard. I love to make people smile ! I am a great organiser and get things done. I am very loyal in business and in my private life and am committed to whatever I sign up for. You will always be able to rely on me. I would say that I am a Spiritual person. I have a genuine passion for seeking out the truth of all things. and placing myself on a sacred path of self discovery. I learn every day and try to live my life with a curious, grateful heart. I believe we can all be kind if we want to be and we can all make a difference in someone’s life if we want to. I Want to make a difference in the world ! I know I can.
Bavaria Yachts is one of the most modern manufacturers of sailing yachts and motorboats worldwide. A BAVARIA yacht is the product of the perfect interplay between its individual components. At its forefront is the immense knowhow on boat construction, the engineering ingenuity and design. Today, it is possible to realise the entire range of this knowledge with a high degree of precision and quality. A combination of the best materials, fixtures and fittings, the best craftsmanship and a committed workforce results in something that is the hallmark of every Bavaria: the joy of yachting. Bavaria Yachts has been known since its founding as an innovation leader in serial yacht manufacturing. Over 450 sailing yachts and motorboats are manufactured on the shipyard of Bavaria Yachts in Giebelstadt, near Würzburg. Four production lines, each 125 meters long, a carpenter’s workshop where the entirety of the yacht is constructed, two halls to manufacture hulls and decks, are accommodated on a large surface measuring 200,000 square meters.
Performance Cruising Yachts is one of the oldest sailing businesses in Australia. We have been importing to Australia premium brands such as Hunter Yachts and Silverton Motor Cruises from the USA, Dufour Yachts from France, garnering great success and many awards. Since 2013, we became Australia’s exclusive importer for Elan Yachts, and soon to announce an exciting association with a premium catamaran brand. We have imported hundreds of yachts and motor boats. And we have delivered them to all states of Australia, as well as importing into New Zealand, Fiji, the USA and Europe. In these days of customers recognising and demanding quality, we only choose premium brands that have high levels of quality and exceptional customer service. We have a dedicated team of shipwrights, riggers, boat detailers and in house staff headed up by General Manager Ed Penn. Ed has over 20 years’ experience within the marine industry and brings a massive wealth of knowledge and expertise to all areas of the business.
Durban Marina is a very friendly and welcoming Marina situated in the heart of the Sunshine City of Durban. We provide a safe haven from the sometimes violent seas between Mozambique and Port Elizabeth. Our subtropical weather and proximity to a variety of services and tourist attractions make us an unavoidable stop-over for visiting sailors! We provide free water and 24 hour security with easy access to on-site Club facilities (ablutions, refreshments and new friends). Situated close to the old Golden Mile, where you can still catch a ride in a Zulu Rickshaw, the Victoria Embankment (aka the Esplanade) is home to the Roma Revolving Restaurant (amongst other things) which boasts wonderful views of Greater Durban. Wilsons Wharf next door offers entertainment as well as a selection of pubs and restaurants. There is plenty of entertainment on the precinct, however. Both Point Yacht Club and Royal Natal Yacht Club have good restaurants offering some delicious food (including the famous PYC pie, chips and gravy; and great curries at RNYC). Café Fish is another popular restaurant overlooking the Marina.
The Royal Natal Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in Africa and the southern hemisphere. We seek to maintain a proud heritage and promote sailing in all forms. The Royal Natal Yacht Club is the oldest yacht and sports Club in Africa, the oldest yacht club in the southern hemisphere and the 8th oldest ‘Royal’ yacht club in the world.It was constituted in May, 1858 when the first regatta was held in Durban. As a result the Durban Regatta Club was formed which later became known as the Natal Yacht Club. In 1891 it received its charter and from henceforth it retained the treasured title of The Royal Natal Yacht Club.
I am a philosopher specialized in philosophy of mind and language. In particular, I am interested in the nature of consciousness, and the way in which we experience and interpret the world. I started my studies at the Central University of Venezuela in 2006, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (2011) and a master’s degree in logic and philosophy of science (2015). In 2012, the university offered me a position as a professor of philosophy and I taught several courses there until 2017, when I enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Genoa, Italy. I have also published several papers in philosophy journals and participated in various international events. In 2020, while writing my PhD thesis, I realized that I had been immersed in philosophy for too long and decided to use my experience to rejoin the real world. In my years studying philosophy, I have learned many things, but the most important is that the world is what we make of it, there is not ultimate truth, no final word. We create our reality. Knowledge has somehow separated us from others and nature, perhaps it can also reunite us. Although I was born in Venezuela, my family is a blending of different nationalities and traditions. I have lived and studied in different countries, which are all part of who I am and what I want to be. My actions define me, not my nationality or my origins. I do not believe in borders or limits; they are only in our minds. The sensation of not belonging can be liberating, once we realize that, by not belonging somewhere, we belong everywhere. I speak three languages (Spanish, English, and Italian) and I enjoy learning from other cultures, as well as transmitting the values of my own. I also enjoy music, sports and nature.
St Blaize Marine is the dream enterprise of Ian and Ronèl Barnard, the co-founders, company visionaries and sole designer. Fishing and boating have always been synonymous with Ian. At the age of 16, Ian joined the navy to complete his mandatory military service year. Upon completion of this year, he set out for Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape to join his father in the commercial fishing industry, the period during which Ian and Ronèl met. Not long after however, Ian and his parents undertook the challenge of starting up and maintaining a flower farm. Being married by this time, the couple invested many years into the growth of the farm before branching out as separate business entities: with Ian starting up his own construction company and Ronèl likewise managing her very own flower shop. After numerous hardships and generally feeling unfulfilled and limited by their respective industries, Ian began to consider the prospect of pursuing his life-long passion for boating as a boat builder. Being a man of action, he soon made work of said considerations and was quickly joined by Ronèl, the two setting out on a shared endeavour once more, later to be known as St Blaize Marine. They were initially limited to boat- and boat trailer repair jobs, and though the change of scenery was welcome, Ian did not let his aspirations fade out there. By the generosity of numerous small contributors, perseverance, strength of will and as Ian himself likes to recall, the unquestionable answer of prayer by God, St Blaize Marine designed and produced an original boat design, later dubbed the Eclipse, within merely 2 months, from first paper draft to first usable prototype. The twin hull was designed solely by Ian and the first plug was constructed by hand from scratch by Ian and Ronèl themselves. The magnitude of this accomplishment would only begin to dawn on them when the plug took to water for the first testing, surpassing not only their expectations, but also their wildest dreams. Regardless of what outboard motor was fitted to it, Ian’s design glided through any water conditions and delivered a ride that is to this day difficult to formulate into words, piquing great local interest. The plug was put through various tests to gauge the design’s efficiency before ultimately being sent back to the workshop for the next step: the aesthetics. Ian once again solely undertook the task of designing the curved aesthetics that co-characterize the boat alongside its performance. In the winter of 2016, the very first finished Eclipse 680 had her launch in Mossel Bay. She was quickly spirited away to Mozambique for a month long field test and again managed to repeatedly astound onlookers, long time boating enthusiasts and even Ian himself. Word of this new design got out and soon, renowned boating magazine Leisure Boating, called to review the design. The review can be viewed on the Leisure Boating website, by clicking here. Furthermore, the success of the Eclipse 680 has led to St Blaize Marine obtaining the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Mercury dealership in Mossel Bay, along with both Lowrance and Garmin. St Blaize Marine is steadily growing as it continues to produce the Eclipse 680 and more models are in the pipeline. Soon our brand will expand into Australia, a prospect we anticipate fervently.
Yachting Synergy forms another prong in a global community of partners and platforms, each working in synergy with the other, each dynamically generating additional residual income streams, as you utilise your personal digital platforms to network. My "day" job is that of a business owner and manager, running our business, Absolutely SCUBA in Mossel Bay. Not only do we train divers and mentor and instruct Dive Professionals - many of whom, go on to crew abroad on sailing and super yachts - this is an especially exciting initiative... At my core, I am a dreamer and I dream big dreams. I am an extrovert, not shy to shine, unafraid to lead. I have entrepreneurial vision but pragmatism and circumstance have made for very practical decisions over the last two decades, leaving my dreams shelved, to gather only dust. I have it settled deep within my spirit, the desire to impact lives, in a beneficial way, and to do so, not just at home, but far and wide. I have for too long, been as a ship anchored, safely in Port. This is not what this ship was made for - I yearn to set sail, to explore the world. The time is near, the winds of change favourable. I have a few projects I’m busy with presently and I’m pregnant with promise and ambition. I am excited, committed, determined to tick off every item on my #BucketList, among the items - to #Managemybusiness #WorkFromWherever #exploreItaly, most of all, committed to move forward into the fullness of my raison d’être.
Tuzi Gazi Marina is located within the Richards Bay Small Craft Harbour. A protected and safe mooring, we offer 70 berths for yachts and other sailing vessels. All berths have walk-on access to the Waterfront development via state-of-the-art linked walkways. The marina is access controlled, with 24-hour security, active patrolling. We also provide for the disabled with wheelchair access. Additional security is provided by the SAPS (South African Police Services) constabulary located at Tuzi Gazi Waterfront. We at Tuzi Gazi Waterfront are proud of our diverse, cosmopolitan culture and the welcome we extend to the weary traveller, the enthusiastic tourist, and our locals alike. On shore, you will find several eateries, convenience stores and boutique shops, among other offerings. Transport is readily available, should you wish to visit the nearby Richards Bay CBD, Meerensee shopping centres, or another location. Major national motorways are accessible from the Waterfront. Nearby airports include Richards Bay Airport (11 km distant) and Durban’s King Shaka Airport (150 km).
Yachtport SA is a purpose designed and built marine lift and yacht maintenance facility situated in the Port of Saldanha, 60 nautical miles northwest of Cape Town. Additional technical and logistical support is done via our Cape Town office situated in the V&A Waterfront. With the growth of the local yacht export market and limited facilities available to the yacht industry, Yachtport SA was established in 2010, in South Africa’s largest natural deepwater port, providing a marina and fully equipped boat yard with the only dedicated indoor yacht maintenance and repair workshop in Southern Africa. This world-class facility with its superior boat handling equipment and infrastructure is designed to provide much needed launching, repair and mooring opportunities for the luxury yacht industry in the Western Cape of South Africa.The marine lift facility has the largest travel lift in the country and capable of handling catamarans and mono hulls of up to 26m length overall, 9.5m beam width and up to 100 ton displacement. Yachtport SA provides essential facilities to perform work on boats requiring various levels of maintenance or repairs.
The Point Yacht Club, based in Durban, was established in 1892. We are a multifaceted Water Sports Club that offers its members a variety of services suited to the water sports enthusiast. Our water sport disciplines consist of Keeler Sailing, Dinghy Sailing, Youth Sailing, Power Boating / Angling & Paddling. For more information about our sporting disciplines, please click on “Water Sports”. As a member you will enjoy the benefit of two club venues: a Bay site clubhouse, located at the Yacht Mole off Margaret Mngadi Ave and a Beach clubhouse, located at Vetch’s beach in the Durban Point Precinct.
The Royal Cape Yacht Club is one of South Africa’s most active and oldest yacht clubs. Located in Cape Town, the Club plays host to many important national sailing events, including South Africa’s premier ocean yacht race, the internationally renowned Cape to Rio. The Club was founded as the Table Bay Yacht Club in 1905 and commenced operation as such in a waterside boatshed located some 50 to 60 metres northward of the foot of Loop Street. Surviving early vicissitudes, the club’s name was changed in 1914 to the Cape Yacht Club which incorporated the Alfred Rowing Club and shortly after we received the Royal Charter to become the Royal Cape Yacht Club. Buffeted by change we moved from clubhouse to clubhouse, and it was not until the decade after the 2nd World War (1939 – 1945) that the shell of the present clubhouse came to be erected. It was added to when the local yachting boom – started by the first Trans-Atlantic Race from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro in 1971 – took off and changed the Club from a small membership of around 300 to the present figure of some 3000. Boat accommodation was forced to progress from swing moorings to the marina’s of today. Likewise control had to pass from amateur committees to the professional staff which you will find today. The Royal Cape Yacht Club sits at the foot of Africa, a quiet enclave tucked away in the bustle of Cape Town’s docks. It is a prime location for sailors looking for respite from stormy weather and the club has hosted thousands of weary sailors over the years. The Club hosts important sailing events including the Country’s premier keelboat regattas. The Cape to Rio and South Atlantic Races have been hosted by Royal Cape Yacht Club since inception in 1971. Other international events have included the Whitbread Race, the BT Global Challenge, The BOC Around Alone Race, the Volvo Race, The Lisbon Expo 98, Clippers, and the Hong Kong Challenge, to name but a few. Down the centuries, the Southern tip of the African continent, has extended a welcome to seafarers, gaining for the city the soubriquet of the “Tavern of the Seas”
The Candela is the world's first all electric hydrofoil speedboat! Combining comfort with speed, safety, and high-end technology! Once in every generation a new technology comes along that completely changes the rules of the game. Candela Electric Speed Boat is just that. A watershed moment in nautical history. The world’s first all electric hydrofoil speedboat. What makes Candela unique is the combination of cutting edge research within hydrodynamics and battery technology. Add to that computerized control systems from high-speed aeronautics. This revolutionary engineering blends seamlessly in a hull, that respects the traditions of the greatest speed boat designs. Built with the highest Swedish quality standards in mind. The result is a unique boating experience. The hydrofoils cut effortlessly through the waves without ever slamming. With a top speed of 30 knots, a range of 2,5 hours at 20 knots and a near silent ride, Candela is something completely new. No engine roar, no slamming waves. It’s just you, the boat and the nature.
The Zululand Yacht Club (ZYC) is located at Longitude 32° 05.015 E and Latitude 28° 47.529 S, at Richards Bay Harbour ,in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, in sunny South Africa. Zululand Yacht Club takes great pride in introducing our visitors to our superb location on the dolphin coastline. Our double story clubhouse, sited on an expanse of well shaded green lawn, allows a wonderful view of the surroundings. The Pelican Bar is situated on the upper level and the balcony is a must for those all important sundowners. The Pelican Grill restaurant on the ground floor, supplies reasonably priced meals to the bar area, beach or pool. Catering facilities may also be arranged via the restaurant to suit any occasion. A private pool gives much needed refreshment during the long hot summers and is pleasantly appointed within view of the clubhouse, beach and "The Wet Deck", our waterfront bar. A 25 site camping / caravan area is conveniently adjacent, with electricity, water and ablutions readily available. Social events are organized by the management. Every Wednesday we have a happy hour between 18H30 - 20H00 hrs. Although the bar is closed, every Monday evening there is a "bring and braai" (pot luck) in the Jib & Anchor braai area. For sailing enthusiasts there is keeler sailing every Wednesday evening and every alternate Sunday morning. A program for junior sail training is well under way. For the fishing enthusiasts the fish cleaning area is convenient and there are braai facilities nearby. Our Mission is to encourage, promote, organise, control, develop and provide facilities for sailing , boating , fishing and related recreations while respecting the environment. To promote social activities in the interest of the club members. To promote sportsmanship, friendship and cooperation amongst members. To encourage club members to contribute, in every way, to their club.
Nuvolari Lenard are experts in concept design, naval architecture, exterior styling and architecture of superyachts. Each project is custom designed with a unique look, including the impressive GRACE (52.30m) built in collaboration with Imperial. Founded in 1992 in Italy, by Dan Lenard, stylist, and Carlo Nuvolari, Naval Architect and Mechanical Engineer, the company's location, right on the outskirts of the old town of Venice, had clearly a strong and significant influence on their professional formation. Both have an important relationship with the sea and style, sharing the common passion for sailing, unmistakably reflected on their outstanding and world-wide recognised designs. One of the most exclusive and largest luxury yacht design studios in the world, Nuvolari Lenard is well known for their timeless and elegant Italian Style. Their Design Centre is situated near Venice, enabling them to work on several tasks from a great location. Nuvolari Lenard Studio comprises a scale yacht model workshop, integrated in the luxury yacht design section, providing the designers with a possibility to visualise and research shapes, before the final design is operated by 3D computer aided techniques.
We are Riaan & Andre van Helsdingen, twin brothers with a big dream. We started out as a small company with nothing but a welding machine on loan from a friend and a big dream - to build high quality trailers that made us a household name. Twin Trailers was born in 1992 and 3000 trailers later our other passion - boats - would no longer stay asleep. In 1998 our company started building boats and trailers therefore establishing ourselves as Twin Boats & Trailers. The first boats we built were ideal for a family of 4, and soon the range expanded. After introducing the Sensation Boat range at the Floating Boat Show in Denmark in 2000, and at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in Germany in 2001, the international orders started pouring in. We started off with only 9 employees, and now employ almost 80. Along with the expansion in production came the need for the expansion of floor space. From our humble beginnings under a tree in the backyard to building a factory (comprising of 5500m²) on the R59 Highway we have come a long way. During 2003 we won the coveted Business Man of the Year award. Since then, we have been awarded many accolades which now decorate our office walls. We manufacture our products with pride - personally inspecting every boat that leaves our factory to ensure that it is built to the highest standards. In 2006, we were introduced to vacuum infusion by a well-known French company and quickly saw the benefits; after making a decision to use the vacuum infusion as part of the manufacturing process of our boats - a first for any boat builder in South Africa. This has enabled us to offer a lifelong hull warranty on our product – again – the first and only boat manufacturer in South Africa to do so. People are often amazed when they are told that we both suffer from dyslexia and left school at the end of Grade 9 (Standard 7). This has encouraged us to give back to our community where needed. Since 2007, we have hosted the annual Celebrity Ice Block Challenge where actors and artists are invited to race against each other to raise funds for various charities. We are often guests on television and radio programs promoting boating and boat racing by encouraging people of all ages to believe in their dreams. Since 1994, we are truly seen as leaders in the South African boat building and boat manufacturing business.
Established in 1994, Premier Marinas Limited owns and operates nine of the UK’s most prestigious marinas. Our vision for Premier Marinas is to be the finest marina operator in the UK and we aim to achieve this by providing our customers with quality marinas in good locations and superb customer service. To make sure that we are successful in reaching our business goals we continually invest in our marinas and in staff training. About our marinas Premier’s marinas are all based on the South Coast and our locations include: Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne, East Sussex; Brighton Marina in East Sussex; Chichester Marina in West Sussex; Southsea, Port Solent, Gosport and Swanwick marinas in Hampshire; Noss-on Dart in Devon and Falmouth Marina in Cornwall. Premier’s core business is the wet and dry berthing of leisure craft and in combination, our marinas are able to offer over 5,000 berths. We also provide storage ashore for over 2,000 boats; in traditional cradles and through our dry stack facilities. Alongside our boat storage services, all Premier marinas offer a fully serviced boatyard facility, run by our own highly trained staff who operate modern well-maintained boat lifting and boat moving equipment. But that’s not all, we also focus on the quality of our site security and marina facilities with the aim of significantly enhancing our customers’ boating experience. In practice this means that when you berth your boat with Premier, you can expect a safe and secure environment for both you and your boat, good onsite food and drink provision and showers and toilets that set the standard for the industry. Running alongside our marina services are those offered by our commercial tenant partners. With over 300,000 square feet of property for rent across our marinas, our tenants operate a wide variety of businesses that include boat sales and repair services, retailers and catering companies. These business are critical to the overall attraction of our marinas as they provide vital support services that help us meet our customers’ wider boating needs. Find out more about our commercial properties here. About our service Our guiding principles for the success of our business include making sure that our berth holders and visitors enjoy the time they spend in our marinas and we believe that providing a friendly and efficient service is key to maintaining customer satisfaction. We aim to achieve our service goals not only by providing the practical skills required by our employees, but also by immersing our staff in our cultural values of openness and honesty, approachability and respect for our customers - and each other. Alongside this we aim to empower our employees so that they can make the right day to day decisions in accordance with these principles and to keep us on track, we canvass customer feedback.
Established in 1969 the Tingdene Group of companies first established itself as the leading Park Home manufacturer in the country and since then has expanded its range of operations into becoming one of the UK’s largest operators and owners of Park and Holiday home estates. In 2004 Tingdene acquired the prestigious Thames & Kennet Marina on the Royal River Thames, one of the largest Inland marinas in the country boasting two marinas in one offering Cruiser, Narrowboat, and Dutch Barge moorings. Since acquiring Thames & Kennet Marina Tingdene have increased its interest within the Inland waterway marinas and acquired seven more marinas and seven boat sales offices, establishing the company as one of the largest operators of premier inland marinas in the country. Tingdene recognise the ever increasing demand of meeting customers requirements and will continue to develop and increase the quality and standard of service, facilities and opportunities for berth holders. Our inland marinas are fantastic places and what makes them even better is that they give you access to the best of the UK’s cruising rivers. First-rate facilities, superb water front bars and restaurants, excellent boatyard facilities, plus friendly marina teams, will turn your boating dreams into a reality. With nine premium destinations within central and southern England Tingdene Marinas give you access to the best of the UK’s cruising rivers. From river boats to narrow boats and barge boats to cruisers, whatever your boating preference we welcome you all.
Occupying an enviable position in the midpoint of the Westcountry, King Point Marina in the heart of Plymouth makes it especially easy to explore the South West from a great vantage spot, being equally as close to Cornwall and its spectacular coastline as it is to the rugged moors of Devon for those looking to explore Dartmoor. Plymouth has one of the finest deep water harbours in the country and direct access to some of the best cruising waters in the UK including right on the doorstep including the Rivers Yealm, Tamar, Lyner and Cawsands within easy reach for a day trip, and stunning destinations like Dartmouth, Salcombe, Brixham and Torquay to the east in Devon and picturesque Cornish ports like Fowey and Falmouth to the west. King Point Marina sits in the heart of Plymouth’s historic quarter and can be reached easily by road, rail and sea. King Point Marina provides both permanent and visitor berthing in Plymouth for up to 151 sailing yachts and motor vessels ranging from seven and a half to twenty-five meters in length. The facility is bringing Millbay’s inner basin, designed and built by pioneering engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1857, back to life. King Point Marina is part of the transformation of the Coastal Quarter in Plymouth and is seen as one of the flagship steps in a series of developments that include a new boulevard that will link the popular waterfront with the city centre and a dramatic Dubai style structure containing luxury apartments with a view over Plymouth Sound. Creating an impressive focal point for the entire Millbay regeneration project, this is the perfect place to berth your boat in Devon. Amongst the other facilities, King Point Marina includes a contemporary two-storey building with striking views over Plymouth Sound, Drakes Island and beyond. The building offers a marina office with amenity facilities on the ground floor and a first floor restaurant called The Dock. The Dock receives rave reviews for their food, service and ambience. They even stock their very own brand of Sailor’s Coffee.
Shotley Marina is ideally situated at the confluence of the Rivers Orwell and Stour. Its location is second to none, and as a yachtsman you can choose to explore these rivers or access the open sea and plot trips to local harbours. For the adventurous, longer passages to the continent are an option without having to motor or sail for a couple of hours to the mouth of the river. Shotley Marina has 350 fully serviced modern berths all with Electricity and Water. It has 24 hours access – all states of the tide. Our experienced harbour/lock masters are available 24/7 to provide security, help when mooring, local sailing and weather advice. Shotley Marina has a Chandlery providing boat fittings, and a general range of provisions. ‘Suffolk Coast Sailing, providing practical and shorebased RYA courses, own boat tuition, skippered charters and day sails’ www.suffolkcoastsailing.co.uk. State of the art Inogen Leading Light to guide you into the Marina. Shotley Marina also has a launderette with washing machines, driers and ironing facilities Two modern ablution blocks providing showers, baths and facilities for the disabled. It also has free Wi-Fi available on site. Shotley Marine Services – are able to move up to 40 tons and provide full Engineering, GRP and Shipwright services. There is also the Shipwreck Pub and Restaurant – Good food and fine wines and beers can be enjoyed whilst enjoying its unrivaled location adjacent to the marina lock and looking onto both the Orwell and Stour rivers.
Mayflower Marina, located in Plymouth, Devon, offers both permanent and visitor berthing together with some of the most outstanding cruising waters in and around the South West coast of England. With full tide access for boats up to 20m Mayflower Marina is an ideal place to berth your boat. You will be in good company as Plymouth is renowned for boating, sailing and hosting major inshore and offshore racing including: the Americas Cup, the Fastnet finish, power boat championships and a range of regattas and other sailing events throughout the year. Ashore we believe we have most the facilities a boat owner would require, including maintenance, repair, basic provisions and we are particularly proud of our luxury bathrooms and award winning restaurant. Offsite Plymouth’s City Centre is only a 5 minute taxi ride away and has plenty to offer including, the Theatre Royal, cinemas, museums, the marine aquarium, a huge array of shopping opportunities, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and cafes. Afloat and ashore there is plenty to do and see, why not come and see for yourself? We look forward to welcoming you to our marina.
Titchmarsh Marina, located on the Essex Coast, is independently owned and operated by the Titchmarsh family with over 400 berths including linear pontoons and foreshore moorings for smaller craft. The site offers high standards and full marina facilities. Titchmarsh Marina boasts a peaceful and sheltered location situated within the unique Walton Backwaters which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a site of special scientific interest. We have 420 Sheltered Marina Berths Linear pontoons in the Twizzle, half tide berths and foreshore moorings. 16 amp Metered Electricity supply delivered to all marina berths. Marine engineers are located onsite, covering all your mechanical needs for every type of craft. Titchmarsh Marina also has a well stocked chandlery covers all requirements from upkeep and repair to essential provisions.
The company was set up in 2006 by two of the UK's leading marina experts John Harding and Sam Bourne, with the backing of one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs. Our purpose is to offer great facilities, service and value, to provide safe and secure berthing and access to services needed to get the most out of boating. Our motto remains as relevant today as it has been since our formation in 2006, despite now owning 11 marinas around the country, providing over 2600 berths. We are a customer-focused company, committed to going the extra mile to provide convenient, personal and efficient services to our customers. Castle Marinas owns 11 marinas in outstanding locations. Two coastal marinas at the hub of UK sailing and motorboating on the South Coast, and nine marinas surrounding the heart of the UK's inland waterways. Our coastal locations are Royal Clarence Marina in Portsmouth and Birdham Pool in Chichester Harbours. Our nine inland marinas are perfectly distributed to cruise the UK canal network and include some of the UK's leading locations. Our main objective is to offer you a safe, secure and enjoyable berthing environment, a sense of family and community, and group-wide benefits. Both Inland and coastal marinas offer reciprocal berthing arrangements. Find out about our flexi-bething and our introductory scheme.
In 1981, after 89 years of commercial operation, the Port of Preston closed. The town of Preston was faced with the question of what to do with a 40 acre basin of water just outside of the town centre. It did not take long before the idea of redeveloping the docklands area into a leisure/retail and residential centre emerged, with a marina at its heart. It was never going to be easy, with a location that is up an extremely tidal and shallow river some 16 miles from the rough and exposed Irish Sea , it could hardly be argued to an ideal place to start a marina. Many prominent figures from the worlds of yachting and business looked at and then shied away from the idea, but one Preston based yachtsman, whose small road transport business had regularly worked from the Port thought that although Preston will never be an ideal cruising ground, perhaps with a lot of hard work and some creative and diverse thinking Preston Marina might be a useful winter base for boat owners from the North West of England, and so formed a Company. In 1985, before the surrounding land was re-developed, a “trial version” of Preston Marina was opened, initially with only 6 swinging moorings in the dock basin and not much else around – but gradually boats started to come – and indeed found us to be the useful winter or laying-up base that was at the heart of the concept. A lot has happened since 1985….with fully serviced pontoon berths, boatyard, chandlery and lifestyle shop and a very popular water-side coffee shop (all of which opened in April 1990), Preston Marina has become a hub of Lancashire’s small but vibrant boating community as well as the jewel in the crown of the City (since 2002) of Preston’s Riversway Docklands.
When it comes to successful marina operations, no other company has more experience or offers greater expertise than MDL. Established in 1973, we’re now Europe's leading marina group currently operating 20 major marinas and boatyards and managing over 7,000 berths. Through Freedom Berthing, we offer the largest marina network available from any operator – 150 marinas in the UK, Spain, France and Portugal. All of which are free to visit with Freedom Berthing membership. The MDL team includes experienced and professionally qualified specialists in all facets of marina development and marina operations. As well as the UK base, MDL has offices in Spain with experienced representatives in each country. During the course of 45 years’ operating in the marina sector we have developed a complete in-house management and development resource that is not only self-sufficient but broad in its experience and knowledge. The beautiful locations of our marinas deserve special consideration if we are to enjoy them in years to come. MDL recognises that virtually all the activities of the Company, and that of our customers and tenants, have some impact on the environment. That is why MDL is committed to environmental improvement, employs a dedicated Environmental Policy Manager and supports The Green Blue; the environmental awareness campaign for the boating community.
Welcome to Essex Marina, located N 51° 37.34' E 0° 47.85' on the River Crouch, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Essex Marina boasts 500 deep water moorings, including 50 swinging moorings all with access to the sea at all states of the tide. Our pontoons are modern with all berths having water and electricity available. Located just 7 miles from Southend and less than an hours drive from London, Essex Marina attracts customers from all over the South East. We offer storage for approximately 300 boats fully serviced with 240v electricity and water points, all set within a secure compound. Storage ashore is free of charge to annual berth holders. We also offer competitive rates for short term visitors. Our Marine Travelift Hoist can lift loads up to 70 tons and 6.7m beam, easily and efficiently. With hydraulic sling adjustment for fast, precise handling and precision independent hoist control at all four corners, this hoist is state of the art equipment. Essex Marina is the only Marina on the East Coast to have a hoist with such a lifting capacity.
Moglie, madre, nonna, Paola Thaon di Revel ama i fiori e la natura. L'eredità è il suo background. È cresciuta in una famiglia dove la disciplina militare era un dato di fatto, così come la voglia di divertirsi. Sei sorelle e un fratello, in una grande villa chiamata “Cimena”, dove molti sono venuti in visita: da Umberto I, agli americani colti, ai vicini Bruni Tedeschi sulla stessa collina. Una vita dedicata al marito, Franco Reviglio e ai tre figli con tanti spostamenti e viaggi, in tutto il mondo. Oggi, i sette nipoti e la casa di campagna, regalano giornate intensamente soddisfacenti. Wife, mother, grandmother, Paola Thaon di Revel loves flowers and nature. Heritage is her background. She grew up in a family where military discipline was a given, as well as the desire to have fun. Six sisters and one brother, in a large villa called “Cimena”, and everyone came to visit: from Umberto I, to educated Americans, to the Bruni Tedeschi neighbours on the same hill. A life dedicated to her husband, Franco Reviglio and the three children with many moves and travels, all over the world. Today, the seven grandchildren and country house, make for intensely satisfying days.
Die GLS Bank ist in Deutschland die Refernz für sozial und ökologisches Banking. Wer bei der GLS Bank Kunde ist, kann sich sicher sein, dass sein Geld dazu beiträgt die Zukunft zu gestalten, die wir uns alle wüsnchen. Investitionen gehen in eigens sehr strickt aufgelegte Fonds welche das 1.5°C Ziel bereits erfüllen. Keine Kinderarbeit, keine Waffen, kein Genforschung oder andere negativ Themen - sondern erneuerbare Energien, Soziales und Kultur, ökologische Landwirtschaft, Ernährung, nachhaltige Wirtschaft und weitere positiv beitragende Vorhaben werden ausschließlich unterstützt. Als Kunde bei der Bank trägt man dazu bei, dass ausschließlich diese positiven Projekte gefördert werden. Der strickte Zuspruch zu sozial und ökologischen Projekten wird bei allen Produkten, die ein Kunde von seiner Bank kennt (Baugredite, Firmenkredite, Altersovrsorge, Anlagen, Investitionen etc) unabweichlich eingehalten. Privatpersonen, Firmen und Vereine werden darüber hinaus aktiv unterstützt ihrn eigenen Impact zu verbessern. Die GLS Bank ist eine Universal-Bank, bei welcher man nahezu alle Finanzdienstleistungen in Anspruch nehmen kann - jedoch immer unter einer strickten sozial, ökologischen und nachhaltigen Perspektive. Die Bank ist überwiegend in Deutschland tätig. Es können alle Dienste online wahrgenommen werden und es gibt mehrere Filialen für den persönlichen Besuch. Desweiteren besticht die Bank durch Ihre Rechtsform, die Genossenschaft. Die mitgleiderbestimmte Gesellschaftsform ist darauf gegründet in Gemeinschaft einen gesellschaftlich positiven Beitrag zu leisten. Mit der GLS Bank gibt es keinen Bedarf mehr als Privatperson sowie Firma bei einer konventionellen Bank zu sein und indirekt Umweltvernichtende Projekte zu unterstützen. Die GLS Bank bietet den vollumassenden Banken-Service mit reinem und ehrlichem guten Gewissen. Klimaschutz kann so einfach sein: Werde jetzt Mitglied bei der GLS Bank. The GLS Bank is the reference for social and ecological banking in Germany. Anyone who is a customer of GLS Bank can be sure that their money will help shape the future that we all want. Investments are made in specially designed funds that already meet the 1.5 ° C target. No child labor, no weapons, no genetic research or other negative topics - only renewable energies, social affairs and culture, ecological agriculture, nutrition, sustainable economy and other positively contributing projects are exclusively supported. As a customer at the bank, you help ensure that only these positive projects are funded. The strict encouragement to social and ecological projects is inevitably complied with for all products that a customer knows from their bank (building loans, corporate loans, old-age provision, systems, investments, etc.). Private individuals, companies and associations are also actively supported to improve their own impact. The GLS Bank is a universal bank, where you can take advantage of almost all financial services - but always under a strict social, ecological and sustainable perspective. The bank operates predominantly in Germany. All services can be used online and there are several branches for personal visits. Furthermore, the bank impresses with its legal form, the cooperative. The member-determined form of society is based on making a socially positive contribution in community. With the GLS Bank, there is no longer any need to be a private person or company with a conventional bank and indirectly support environmentally damaging projects. GLS Bank offers the full banking service with a clear and honest good conscience. Climate protection can be so easy: become a member of GLS Bank now.
Hans-Juergen Wiegand is a man who lives his work passions and family, with determination. A philanthropist, who has held important positions in the chemical and automotive world, in particular with Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz). He loves to travel, attaining knowledge and experience from different cultures. These experiences have shaped him, with a particular acumen in recognizing the best in human beings. Hans thrives on helping young people, to realize their dreams, as he has realized his own. Hans is an inspirational leader, with the competence to restructure and transform organizations. He is very flexible with people, and stands like a rock when it comes to principles. Whatever happens, he will always stay positive.
Born in 1976 from the quest for sporting performance by Jean-François Fountaine, Yves Pajot and Daniel Givon, the Fountaine Pajot shipyard launched its first cruising catamaran in 1983 and began the Motor Yachts adventure in 1998. We have acquired our position as an international reference thanks to our constant desire for innovation and renewal. Our ranges of sailing catamarans and Motor Yachts are designed, designed and upgradeable to meet the requirements of customers who are passionate about navigation, comfort and freedom. Naturally concerned with protecting the essential source of our ideal of life, we are attentive to reducing the marine footprint of our catamarans. We therefore offer the integration of renewable energy sources on all of our models. Our ECO-CRUISING and SMART CRUISING concepts considerably reduce the ecological impact of our boats and dedicate the clean energy of our sailboats.
For more than 40 years, Heesen has pursued a consistent mission: to create yachts with exceptional standards of engineering and meticulous attention to detail. To achieve this, skilled hands, driven by a passion for perfection, make all the difference. They are able to fulfil every customer’s dream. Our craftsmanship is matched with a hunger for innovation, creating designs that continuously push the limit. But the Heesen experience goes beyond building a perfect yacht. It’s all about exceeding the client’s expectations with first-class service at all times. Founding father Frans Heesen had no idea of the adventure awaiting him when he acquired Striker Boats back in 1978. Now, almost four decades later, he has built a company renowned for producing some of the finest superyachts in the world. And although he stepped back from the company in 2012, his mission to create yachts that push the boundaries still lives on today. Though based on our proven engineering platform and tested hulls, each one of our semi-custom series is characterized by its own unique exterior design. A semi-custom superyacht represents the perfect choice for clients who want to rely on proven design while still being able to personalise the yacht to their taste and lifestyle. Heesen was the first superyacht build. The semi-custom proposition has parallels within the automotive industry, where even the most exclusive brands produce in lines rather than designing fully bespoke cars. The overall design and engineering is shared, but clients have the opportunity to completely customize their car through a range of options to make it their own. The semi-custom lines at Heesen work in the same way, but offer even greater potential for customization. Clients can decide on an existing hull type and superstructure and then personalise their yacht with their own choice of materials, colour schemes and interior outfitting, creating something that is one of a kind. When it comes to custom yacht building, Heesen can fulfil every client’s wish. Each one-off creation is designed to fully embody the owner’s vision and is coupled with Heesen’s exceptional standard of engineering and meticulous attention to detail. If you can dream it, Heesen can build it.
Welcome to Hanse – the trendsetter in the sailing world. Our dream yachts invite you to discover a life of ease. Your freedom on the water gains an entirely new quality, which you will not forget easily: extremely comfortable handling with impressive sailing dynamics. You will feel what the Hanse fleet has to offer on every single nautical mile you sail. Decades of experience. Sophisticated innovations. And a passion for sailing that grows every day. Hanse yachts are among the most innovative and sophisticated boats on the market. HanseYachts has raised the bar with continually new innovations: we have made sailing easier, faster and more comfortable than ever. Our clear dedication to the needs of our customers for modern sailing has made us one of the world’s largest manufacuterers of high-seas sailing yachts. And we will continue unabated to ensure that sailing with Hanse yachts is one of the most pleasurable freetime experiences you’ll ever have – in future too.
Lagoon est une marque dédiée à la vie et à la liberté, née d’un rêve alliant le voyage et le confort des grands volumes. Dans nos usines de Bordeaux, de Vendée et partout dans le monde, nous sommes des centaines, tous passionnés par la mer et par ce que nous faisons. En 1984 la création de Lagoon, qui était à l'origine le prolongement direct de JTA (Jeanneau Technologies Avancées), le département « compétition » de Jeanneau (Pierre Ier, les Fleury Michon, etc). Les catamarans Lagoon sont le fruit d’une alliance de talents. Ceux venus de CNB, l’un des chantiers les plus respectés dans le monde des superyachts, et ceux du Groupe Bénéteau, leader mondial dans la production des bateaux de plaisance. Méthodes de production éprouvées, coûts maîtrisés, qualité certifiée, l’expertise de Lagoon conjugue soin du détail, créativité et rigueur industrielle. La structure du pont et des coques est réalisée en infusion et en injection sous vide, procédés garantissant gain de poids, meilleure qualité du composite, et bonne protection environnementale. Le mobilier est fabriqué par Lagoon dans une ébénisterie high-tech dotée de machines à commande numérique, avec identification informatisée des pièces et pré-assemblage en amont. Tous les panneaux de meubles sont en bois reconstitué Alpi®, un choix éco-responsable permettant une grande variété de formes avec une finition de haute tenue faite à la main. Cette nouvelle orientation haut de gamme voit naître 2 catamarans de plus de 24 m, à l’Adn de grands yachts : le Seventy7 et sa version moteur, le Seventy 8. Les catamarans Lagoon ont une nature généreuse. Ils offrent des espaces vastes et accueillants, donnent la liberté de circuler entre extérieur et intérieur, tout en abritant des cabines lumineuses. Lagoon a également répondu à des demandes originales comme la construction des trimarans du film Waterworld. Lagoon est partenaire de rallye de lArc, rallye transatlantique organisé par le World Cruising Club rassemble monocoques et catamarans pour une traversée de l'Atlantique, de Palma de Canarias jusqu'à Rodney Bay à Sainte Lucie. C'est le plus grand évènement de ce type au monde.
Back in 1969, in the English seaside town of Poole, Robert Braithwaite dreamt of building a new kind of boat. Using revolutionary materials and technology, his early designs were tailored to a handful of customers, keen to embrace new-found freedoms. Passed from generation to generation, these are the most important skills required to make a Sunseeker. In an age of digital production and automated assembly, we stay committed to creating hand-built, hand-finished boats – for one simple reason. There is no better way to craft such an exceptional product. Inside and out, the extraordinary detail, finish and sheer artistry of our yachts can only be achieved by human qualities. And, most importantly, no machine can ever give our boats such spirit, or take such pride in their creation – a vitality passed on to every owner. For our larger yachts, (over 100ft) we offer a true Bespoke service. This offers something very special…a clean canvas. This blank sheet of paper enables you to create a yacht personalized in any way you wish. From floor plans to unique furnishings, your imagination and passion can be fully expressed. With some of Britain’s finest in-house interior designers at your side, you can choose materials, fabrics and finishes reflecting your unique desires and individuality. Sunseeker International has confirmed details of an exciting and highly anticipated virtual global premiere of the impressive five new models launched earlier this year. Sunseeker will present each of the new models over the next few weeks via a Livestream on the official Sunseeker YouTube channel and Facebook page. Meet the team responsible for Sunseeker’s cutting-edge design and technical excellence as they share a rare glimpse into what it takes to build a Sunseeker yacht. Exclusive unseen footage from inside the build and dedicated interior options from Sunseeker’s interior design specialists will form part of the virtual premiere. Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, comments: “This is a model launch like no other, so it deserves a special global premiere. Embracing the move to digital, we are excited to present our exceptional new yachts to the world using Facebook and YouTube Premiere. Experience the Sunseeker Famous Five in the comfort of your own home.” Sunseeker has remained a strong supporter of charities and fundraising throughout its long history. These are always close to the hearts of our employees who continue to influence who they support, often from within the local community. As a business, we are committed to assisting a select number of charities who we are proud to be associated with and remain grateful for the invaluable support received from our employees, suppliers, dealer colleagues and our loyal customers worldwide.
Horizon Group is the first Asian yacht builder to utilize dedicated four subsidiary shipyards in the production of its luxury yachts. In a structure created by Horizon Group CEO John Lu, each yard contributes a specialized practice to the build and allows for not only increased capacity but an efficient build operation overall. Within Lu’s group structure, the shipyards can integrate and expand upon each other’s ideas and resources while emphasizing the spirit of artisanship. Flexibility in design and construction is one of the distinctive features that distinguishes Horizon from other yacht builders and allows for each yacht to be customized to suit the individual owner’s lifestyle. This level of customization would not be possible without the talents of Horizon’s dedicated team of highly skilled yacht building experts. Via a comprehensive E-system, Horizon can efficiently manage and control the yacht construction progress as well as inventory, administration and a detailed record of customer service. Through technology-based management, the shipyard can effectively integrate a variety of resources to efficiently build premier luxury yachts with a high level of customer service. The main Horizon facility is also home to numerous internal departments such as the mechanical engineering development center, which staffs 20 engineers with master’s degrees and 90 full-time engineers. Also on site is the company’s interior design center, business administration and human resources; global marketing center; IT and systems departments and management offices. Horizon Group contributes to one-third of Taiwan’s total yacht exports and has elevated the country as one of the world’s top five luxury megayacht-building nations. Horizon has been honored as “Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder”13 years in a row, is recognized as one of the Top 10 Global Superyacht Companies by The Superyacht Report, and is the first and only member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builder's Association) from the Far East.
Since 1863, Burger has been the foundation of the American yachting experience and the oldest, most respected custom yacht builder in America, spanning three centuries. Founded by German immigrants, the Burger Boat Company history is rich with landmark innovations, American ingenuity, collaboration and an unyielding dedication to building the world’s finest vessels for both business and pleasure. For one to recognize, appreciate and value that Burger is a true custom builder is to look at the variety of yachts and commercial vessels that have been designed and built since its founding in 1863. Working with in-house designers and engineers, and highly acclaimed designers from around the world, Burger continues to raise the bar in quality and innovation.
Sunreef Yachts is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of luxury sailing and power multihulls. Each custom-made yacht is designed in great detail for the most demanding customers and delivers the best in comfort, style and safety. Every yacht boasts high-performance sailing, luxurious accommodation, vast living spaces, extravagant and innovative design features. Sunreef Yachts has been setting the trends in the catamaran industry for years. The shipyard introduced the yachting world to groundbreaking solutions including the world’s first flybridge on a luxury catamaran, the first double-deck power catamaran with oceanic range, the first double-deck sailing catamaran, the first carbon built catamaran-superyacht or the first folding mast on a catamaran-superyacht. The shipyard’s creative quest for perfection is perpetual with at least two new models introduced to the range each year. The Sunreef Yachts shipyard is located in Gdańsk - a dynamic seafaring city with a strong economy and long naval building traditions. Our production halls and offices are in the heart of the old Gdańsk Shipyard - a historic place that witnessed the birth of Solidarity and its victory over the communist regime. Sunreef Yachts has all the knowledge, experience and facilities required to build top quality composite units, using the most advanced technologies available in the shipbuilding industry. Housed in purpose-adapted halls, and boasting a highly developed infrastructure with all the necessary workshops and specialists along with privileged direct access to the waterways of the Gdansk port and the Baltic Sea, it ensures cost savings inherent to project management and workforce coordination. Sunreef Yachts are customized, individually-crafted luxury catamarans Each one of them is different. Our clients from all around the world inspire us to push the boundaries of boat interior creation. With every project, new layout ideas and new designs emerge. Sunreef Yachts’ in-house team of designers works in close collaboration with every customer to find the optimal solutions for a smart and functional interior arrangement. All the upholstery and woodwork is performed manually by the shipyard’s craftsmen using the finest and most advanced materials in an infinite variety of colours, shapes and textures.
Balance Catamarans is a story of passionate invention and collaboration between some of the world’s finest and most storied catamaran designers and builders. Our team of designers, engineers, and builders came together to craft the finest adventure catamarans on the planet. At Balance we are hard-focused on achieving a perfect harmony between comfort at anchor as well as safety and performance underway. We neither set out to produce charter cats or racing cats, but high speed bluewater voyagers of uncompromising quality. We know that the demands of the sea have not changed since the days of the early Polynesian catamaran explorers and that however fashionable it may be to have a spacious and glitzy yacht, or a head turning racing cat, ultimately our vessels must be designed and built to cope with the worst weather nature can deliver. We are a team of pragmatic, serious sailors who believe that a catamaran that pounds too hard, or cannot sail smartly into the wind, or that can’t run swiftly and safely before a raging sea is simply not safe. In our view a catamaran that is not easily operated short-handed, too complex to maintain and sustain, which cannot carry cruising payloads, or is too cramped to make life enjoyable defeats the entire purpose of voyaging. The Balance team has been listening very carefully to – and learning from – hundreds of catamaran sailors on the features they most want and need in a live-aboard voyaging catamaran. Careful notes have been taken and used in each design so that Balance Catamarans lives up to its mission of restoring harmony to bluewater catamaran sailors. After managing the sale of hundreds of catamarans over the past decade – new and used – we’ve learned how catamarans are built, visiting just about every major factory in the world, how they break and fall apart, how they sail in the most dangerous conditions, which systems tend to work and fail, and how they are “really” used by sailors. We’ve concluded that none of the catamarans currently offered by the major production builders are ideally suited to the needs, budgets, and performance expectations of today’s committed liveaboard voyagers. The catamaran market has simply focused too much on the charter trade and lost the ideal balance of performance, comfort, quality, and practical seamanlike features required by serious sailors. Balance Catamarans are unique because they were designed solely for liveaboard performance voyaging by Anton Du Toit, Roger Hill, Jonathan Paarman, and Phillip Berman in close collaboration. They result directly from the enormous fund of experience they have gained through sea trials, numerous builds and designs, owner feedback and the collective result of millions of blue water miles. There really is no substitute for experience and the direct relationships we have had, both individually, and with hundreds of catamaran sailors, has given us the invaluable feedback we’ve relied upon in the design of each Balance Catamaran that we build.
Whitehaven Motor Yachts is the culmination of the vision, determination and expertise of entrepreneur, Bruce Scott and passionate boat-builder, Ryan Hanson. Inspired by the tranquil beaches of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, they designed and built their ideal blue-water cruising vessel. Like its namesake, the Whitehaven range of motor yachts is a sanctuary, redefining luxury boating and offering the opportunity to experience the ultimate escape and superlative standard in relaxation. Starting from scratch with tooling, the Whitehaven design team were charged with conceptualising the ideal long-range cruiser, with impeccable offshore capabilities. The major considerations were to develop a hull that offered an immensely stable, dry, economical and comfortable ride in all conditions. In addition to performance, the teams’ brief also prioritised the innovative use of space within the boat, with panoramic internals, maximum entertaining amenity and unrivalled levels of custom options for their exacting and experienced owners. Your Whitehaven vessel reflects your unique personality and lifestyle aboard. Developed in Australia for Australian conditions and proudly hand built by master craftsmen in Taiwan – one of the worlds leading Superyacht building hubs.
Yachting Developments is an international award-winning builder of composite yachts. The owners and staff at Yachting Developments have shared the vision and dreams of more than 70 individual clients, creating vessels of the highest quality standards, designed and custom made to the clients brief. A family yard with family values. We are sailors building yachts for sailors. We share your passion for life at sea. We build sailing yachts for true sailors. Specialising in composite construction, we build yachts of all sizes, from family cruising yachts to superyachts. With almost all specialisations in house you can be sure of a custom result, on spec and on time. Our team is made up of passionate sailors, with countless sailing hours between us. We race and sail and that means we know what it takes to build or refit the ultimate racing yacht. Our portfolio includes custom carbon builds, powerful vessels tailored to offshore racing, and local racing craft for the offshore sailors of the future.
The state-of-the-art technologies that go into each Vision 444 goes a lot deeper than their stately, head-turning, modern styling. Extensive research and testing combined with the latest composite engineering makes the Vision 444 catamarans as safe, modern, mobile, technologically advanced and as cutting edge as you can get. The result is a blue water sailing catamaran that’s incredibly strong, sails efficiently, is spacious and forgiving – with the kind of all-round abilities, appeal, level of finish and attention to detail that you would never expect from a catamaran in this size and class. The Vision 444 delivers assertive results in all categories – Performance, Safety, Styling and Ergonomics – making it one of the surest, most principled and intelligent choices in a modern catamaran. And one that offers the highest levels of owner satisfaction.
Okean brings versatility, technology authenticity to the sea, making the environment and technology coexist in harmony. For us, to navigate is to pursue the infinite. Invite nature to enter through the 360° view, created by side decks that open fully. An essentially premium space, for those who want to make the sea their home. Okean uses state-of-the-art raw materials, such as Kevlar and carbon fiber which make vessels light, resistant and economical. Differentials such as the infusion process in all parts, including carpentry and upholstery in a verticalized production process ensure safety, comfort, and excellent navigation. Paolo Ferragni is an Italian Yacht Designer who, in his more than 15 years of experience, has worked in major foreign shipyards, and has won several awards. In his works, he exudes passion and professionalism - from concept to design - through development and construction. We are located in two industrial warehouses totaling 10,000 square meters of production area at CING, Naval Industrial Complex of Guarujá, near the Port of Santos. The shipyard has excellent logistics for handling raw materials and launching vessels (travel lift). Our privileged location guarantees ease of technical delivery and excellence in after-sales service.
Born from a passion for the sea, Tankoa Yachts embodies the concept of “thinking big”. Our infrastructures and expertise are focused on extraordinary semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up. Our vision; delivering first class yachts, one-off or small series, which natural extension resides in unseen before after-sale services. We assembled an absolute dream team of experts composed of some of the world’s most respected professionals from the construction floor up to the engineering and technical office and top managers. At Tankoa traditions and latest technologies, design and efficiency live together to give birth to splendid yachts which reflect their owners’ unique identities and way of living the sea. And despite our very structured and organized processes, superior quality, superb engineering and second-to-none technical specifications, we always manage to keep a high level of flexibility. Since over 30 years, the Tankoa Yachts management team has been working with the world’s most famous design studios. The cooperation with designers runs through a natural and smooth process, sharing ideas and technical priorities aiming to create the perfect design according to each owner’s unique tastes. We work with many designers from Italy, Holland and other countries to give clients the widest possible choice, but we are also ready to work with designers of clients’ choice. We clearly understand your usual designer knows your tastes, your way of living, your favorite colors and tones.
Under the ownership of Tim Duncan the ever-popular custom-built Admiral 40, now renamed Celtic 40, is in production at Celtic Yachts new purpose-designed factory in Cape Town, South Africa. Celtic Yachts bought the moulds and rights to manufacture the Admiral 38 and 40 in 2011. Tim has a life-long interest in sailing and mucking about in boats. He purchased an Admiral 38 hull, deck and bulkheads from then Admiral Yachts and fulfilling a lifelong dream, launched Songbird in 2001. Since then Tim continues to be inspired to build solid, beautiful boats. While completing Songbird, Tim saw the opportunity to build quality interiors for boats. This earned him a reputation for producing excellent workmanship and service within the yachting industry. Both the Celtic 40 and Admiral 38 are perfect for short-handed sailing and provide excellent sailing performance and comfortable live-aboard experience, with the Celtic 40 offering added spacious live-aboard elegance. Enhanced features of the Celtic 40 include, a redesigned helm station allowing for ease of short-handed sailing, a new davit platform, moulded bimini ceiling, redesigned heads, more spacious forward and aft cabins, more locker space, extended saloon seating and a larger sliding door opening. Our luxury catamarans are designed by Angelo Lavranos. The Lavranos design aim: "Grace, Pace, Space” combines a unique blend of aesthetic design, engineering, and offshore experience. A true bluewater boat!
Ever true to its original vocation, Custom Line has built a fleet of timeless yachts with a special focus on the bespoke. A perfect combination of cutting-edge technology, ingenious functional solutions, and exquisite, unmistakable design, every Custom Line creation is a unique work of art. Each Custom Line is a tailor-made boat that reflect the owner’s personality, their thirst for the horizon, their own way of living the sea. Every Custom Line yacht is a masterpiece with a unique story to tell. Custom Line was founded in 1996 to create a range of yachts in composite materials individually made for highly demanding clients. The result is a fleet of planing boats and semi-displacement boats from 28 metres in length with an array of personalized solutions. The idea is to give free rein to the personality of those who love to experience the sea, wave after wave. Some people see a line on the horizon; we see a world ripe for exploration. Custom Line has been synonymous with pleasure yachts of supreme innovation, design and functionality for over two decades, with a seagoing fleet of over 250 boats worldwide. A fleet with two dimensions to its character, two spirits with the same passion for the sea but profoundly different ways of enjoying it. The two Custom Line series – Planing and Navetta – are designed to fulfil every lifestyle and cruising need. The distinctive exterior and interior lines are the fruit of a partnership between some absolute masters of design and the yard’s own architects and project managers. The yacht is created piece by piece, in a constant dialogue with the owner family. Ferretti Group concept of timeless beauty has its deep foundation into its historical heritage. Every shape, every single detail of design and manufacturing process shows its intense value for years. That's the reason why Ferretti Group is focused on keeping the best quality also for pre-owned yachts. The careful selection of a wide range of yachts is presented in a user-friendly interface that helps all buyers to find the yacht of their dreams.
Rossinavi, born in 2007 a brand evolution from the Cantiere Fratelli Rossi. A love passed on down the generations for things nautical, including a love for the absolute value of the Person and the Work itself. Pure carpentry and workshop practice geared to achieving what is wished for, human relations and craftsmanship that have an eye to the future, untold experience in the way of construction, thanks to theory and practice being brought together under the one roof: knowing and knowing how, without drawing a line between the two. Stylistic simplicity and reliability deriving from decades of know-how, making it possible, today, to shape material as we want it to be shaped, giving form to works of art made to measure, solid and safe, born to take on the sea at its limits, where it is explored. Each Rossinavi boat is launched into the waves as an act of memory, bearing witness to the traditions of the sea that have been matured in us. Boats that will have a history of their own to tell, stretching like arrows out into the broad expanse of the world’s oceans... The company’s production is distributed among three facilities between Viareggio and Pisa, all newly constructed and designed adopting the necessary prevention and protection measures, a fundamental characteristic for obtaining excellence while improving the working conditions of the workers involved in the projects. The whole of so many specifics in a boat, given the layouts, the perspectives, proportions and footage, pursuing the proper engineering processes, is what drives the exigencies of a constructive process by set rules. The one-off boats that come out of the Officine Rossinavi are so because the individual parts they are made up of are just that, one-off. And each and every part, each solution, is excellent because the boatyard’s construction philosophy, its very essence, is to build well, with the awareness that comes from working experience. Each part in its place: a rigorousness born of experience, of vision and the capacity to imagine the boat sailing through the thousand and one journeys that the sea, in all its freedom, will write upon it. Super Sport 65 and Super Sport 50 are a nod to Aurea, the brand’s first collaboration with Rossinavi introduced in 2017, and focus on a project that connect the bow to the stern with a single line, dressing it with incredibly captivating and sporting features. The automotive reference to Pininfarina’s world-famous Gran Turismo is evident in the three concepts, especially in the upper deck which echoes the design and proportion of such sports cars while still guaranteeing large spaces for outdoor entertainment featuring several lounge areas. The sinuous design of the main staircase is inspired by the air intakes of the most performing road vehicles and merges organically into the floor to ceiling windows. Pininfarina’s deep knowledge of elegance and innovation in both interior and exterior design allows to offer a highly enjoyable and voluminous environment, combining at the same time a dynamic and sleek style with all the essential comforts for an exclusive navigation experience.
In 1963, founder Sanzio Nicolini boldly embarked on a challenging journey of adventure. His cutting-edge approach – building high-end luxury yachts in steel and aluminium for a demanding, select clientele – has borne considerable fruit. In the ’60s, CRN yachts ranged from 15 to 20 metres in length, sporting an instantly recognisable design. The first 23-metre project, Super Conero, led to ever larger, more prestigious vessels built in partnership with major designers who helped to forge CRN’s international reputation. CRN devotes maximum attention to craftmanship and style, representing the true added value of Designed & Made in Italy products. The essence of the shipyard's role is granting the wishes of its well-informed and demanding clients, and giving them a tangible form with no limits. More than technical skill and expertise, what makes a yacht a CRN yacht is the culture of a pursuit of perfection and an insistent attention to detail that our project managers, engineers, project architects, interior designers and sales team embrace. This is the beating heart of our idea of uniqueness, a marriage of total technical mastery with a passion for craftsmanship, forged and modelled around your concept of cruising. That’s why, as she gradually comes to life, a CRN yacht becomes the embodiment and exclusive fusion of your ideas and vision.
Perini Navi was founded in Viareggio in 1983 when Fabio Perini launched a prototype sailing yacht with ample living space that could be sailed with a reduced crew. That vision grew into the most successful fleet of large bluewater cruisers in the world. He then expanded his operations by acquiring the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, a pioneering builder of luxury motor vessels, followed by the Yildiz yard in Tuzla, Istanbul. Perini Navi specialises in the design and construction of superyachts in aluminium and steel, as well as refit and service work. With more than 55 per cent of the world market for sailing yachts over 45m, the group’s track record is nothing short of remarkable. Thanks to its in-house design capability, the brand has been able to implement without compromise its own vision, systems and innovations. Perini Navi sailing and motor yachts are renowned for their high-quality construction and interior finish, exceptional comfort and seakeeping. Perini Navi yachts are built in three facilities: in Viareggio and La Spezia, Italy, and in Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey. These three state-of-the-art facilities have become synonyms for quality and seaworthiness, able to provide the high level of service and maintenance that is expected from the Perini Navi brand. Last but not least, Perini Navi USA in Newport, Rhode Island, is dedicated to brokerage and charter services for Perini Navi yachts, with the aim of providing a seamless point of contact for clients.
Michael & Heike Köhler are the solar-pioneers behind Silent Yachts. Silent Yachts was founded on the dream of eliminating the major downfalls of yachting as well as the disastrous effects on the environment without sacrificing the slightest bit of luxury. On every Silent Yachts, solar power is not only used for the propulsion of the vessel, but also for providing energy to all navigation, comfort and household appliances on board. This means you can enjoy all the comfort on board in a sustainable manner while having the possibility of unlimited range. As the very first – fully solar-powered – production yacht in the history of nautical travel, the SILENT 64 crossed the entire Atlantic Ocean in February 2018. This extraordinary achievement proved the outstanding durability and efficiency of the SILENT solar-electric drivetrain even during unfavourable and rough weather conditions. Our mission is to create an independent and environmentally friendly yachting experience which combines the silent cruising of a sailing boat with the luxury of a motor yacht. Therefore, SILENT-YACHTS are the first and only ocean-going production yachts in the world which are exclusively powered by solar energy. Over the past years, Silent Yachts has now received several awards honouring the research and development that was invested into this innovative technology.
VOYAGE yachts manufactures performance oriented, luxury cruising sail and power catamarans in Cape Town South Africa. VOYAGE Yachts have completed and launched their first electric VOYAGE 480, “Electrified.” Sea trials were successful, with the boat and systems performing beautifully, as expected. “Electrified” is equipped with a large, high-capacity battery bank, a solar array, and electric sail drives capable of re-generation when the boat is under sail, in addition to all the comforts and amenities one could wish for.
More than just yacht builders, we’re passionate ocean explorers ourselves. 18 years ago, Knysna Yacht Company set out to establish a boutique luxury yacht manufacturing business.. Since then, we’ve gained an internationally-renowned reputation for building exceptional yachts based on a unique blend of elements – from the rich maritime heritage of our location and formidable Agulhas current on our doorstep to our equally unrelenting passion, ingenuity and craft. The result is our world-class customizable, blue water sailing catamarans. Engineered for stability. Designed for luxury. Destined to unleash the voyager in you. Our passion, extensive experience and expertise allow you to create a fully customized yacht interior, creatively using every inch of space to suit your taste and needs.
NOVALUXE Yachts builds hybrid electric yachts from the ground up with our ELITE series. We work directly with other manufacturers to deliver new hybrid electric yachts to our customers. We re-fit used power catamarans. NOVALUXE ensures your electric build is done properly and you always have power when you need it. We warranty the electrical system and our customers are treated like family. Nova Luxe Yachts works directly with buyers to identify hulls which would be great as electric. We provide clear range and performance estimates at the onset of the project and work with the buyer to purchase all necessary components for the build. We are not an agent who works on behalf of any single hull manufacturer. Purchases are made through each manufacturer existing distribution channels.
Xquisite Yachts has been established in 2014 with the purpose of launching a new brand of sailing and power catamarans. Our goal was to create the ultimate luxury yacht for cruisers, where safety and innovative designs blends together, offering unmatched comfort for adventurers who wish to explore our oceans without giving up their comfortable lifestyle. Our yachts are built in Cape Town, by a team of highly experienced catamaran builders, and are marketed globally and exclusively under the brand, Xquisite Yachts. All our vessels are designed for comfort and easy sail handling, including two headsails, electric winches and davits, and equipped with generator, air-conditioning, water maker, washing machine and digital switching as standard. Allowing extensive blue water cruising for couples or families. The sailing performance of our yachts is reached by using lightweight construction materials, such as high-density foam core and vacuum infused epoxy resin, built to CE and category A offshore certification. While great performance is guaranteed with the twin 80HP Yanmar engines under power. Although all our yachts are equipped for serious blue water sailing as standard and the choice of two different interior finishes comes at no additional cost, our “in-house” design team allows us the flexibility to offer both standard and fully custom versions of all models, adapting to the needs of our clients, with the professional guidance of our dedicated design team. As boutique boatyard, our approach is to build only a limited amount of yachts each year, using the latest technology and exceptional finishes.
Matrix Yachts is a family owned business that is passionate about building stylish luxurious sailing catamarans. The company is an accredited member of the South African Boat Builders Business Council. The vision to build large luxury sailing catamarans was spawned by Peter, Fiona & Mark while they were operating charter yachts in the Caribbean. The combination of their extensive sailing and chartering experience, as well as Peter's Structural Engineering background has made this Company a world recognized manufacturer of high quality yachts. Between them they have well in excess of 300,000 miles of blue water sailing and decades of chartering experience. Matrix Yachts is a fully accredited member of the Export Council and Marine Industry Association SA and with its good standing, Matrix Yachts is able to offer its customers finance at very competitive international rates with flexible loan repayment periods, subject to approval. Matrix Yachts is excited at the prospect of collaborating with Cuba in developing its tourism industry with the addition of Mirage 760 day sail catamaran in particular.
At St Francis Catamarans we have a small and dedicated team of highly skilled artisans who take great pride in the outstanding quality of our boats. Each of the 38 employees, whether in management, admin or production, are extremely proud to be part of the team, and contribute to the continuing success of the company. Every St Francis Catamaran is custom-made to suit the requirements of our clients and we are always willing to discuss and implement new and exciting concepts and ideas. We operate a system of continuous improvement and strive every day to improve, whether it is in quality, equipment, productivity or housekeeping. We listen to feedback from our customers and are open to suggestions and ideas that could help us offer an even better product. Our aim is to be the best in everything we do, never compromise on quality and to make each boat better than the ones before.
Sanlorenzo costruisce yacht su misura da oltre 60 anni secondo lo stile e i desideri dei suoi clienti. La produzione di ogni imbarcazione prevede diversi momenti di personalizzazione, alla base dei quali c'è l'ascolto. Il primo passo è identificare le esigenze dell'armatore e sviluppare un progetto di personalizzazione degli spazi interni, definire il numero delle cabine, le dimensioni e la loro destinazione d'uso in base alla sua interpretazione di piacere, relax e divertimento. Ogni armatore è unico; per questo il desiderio di Sanlorenzo è costruire uno yacht in cui siano riconoscibili la personalità, i gusti e lo stile di vita di ogni cliente. La sua abitazione può essere un punto di partenza da cui estrarre i contenuti della sua 'villa galleggiante'. Per supportare gli armatori in questa delicata fase, è offerto il supporto di designer in grado di creare le migliori soluzioni su misura; progetti individuali, che contengono tutti gli ingredienti dell'eccellenza del risultato finale. La sede principale del cantiere è situata ad Ameglia (La Spezia) nel parco naturale di Montemarcello-Magra, sulle rive del fiume Magra. Una seconda divisione ha sede a Viareggio, cuore storico della nautica italiana, mentre la produzione di superyacht ha luogo nella sede di La Spezia.
STEALTH yachts manufacture performance oriented catamarans specifically designed with a HYSUCAT (HYdrofoil SUpported CATamaran) hull and integrated hydrofoil system, to achieve unmatched performance, fuel economy coupled with a more comfortable ride in any sea-state. STEALTH yachts are engineered to precise standards that optimize all aspects of this technologically advanced craft. Only the very best components and materials available are used whilst the latest boat building techniques are employed. STEALTH technology offers a full design and project-management service for HYSUCAT vessels that includes initial concept design and styling, all naval architecture including stability, structural design and powering, mechanical and electrical system design and interior design.
Robertson & Caine are South Africa's largest boat builder manufacturing for export, the largest builder of catamarans in the Southern Hemisphere and the third-largest globally. They also manufacture the most power catamarans, globally. Robertson and Caine was founded by John Robertson and the late Jerry Caine in 1991. The founders have a proud 37-year history of boat building with more than 2000 boats launched. Our sailing (40ft, 45ft, 50ft and 58ft) and power (43ft and 53ft) catamarans are destined for the world's exotic sailing grounds; including the US East Coast, the Caribbean, Seychelles, Mediterranean, Asia and South Pacific.
This is how the journey began, in 1994, South African builder Robertson and Caine entered into an agreement with the premier global yacht charter company, The Moorings, to manufacture specifically designed catamarans for its charter fleet. In less than 4 years, Robertson and Caine delivered the 100th catamaran to The Moorings, with every one of them delivered on their own bottoms around the world. Due to market demand, the relationship expanded with the launch of Leopard Catamarans in the year 2000. Sailors were impressed with the new line of catamarans coming from the Robertson and Caine factories, and were interested in purchasing them for private use, making their own choice of layout, optional gear and delivery locations. In 2007 Leopard Catamarans ventured into the power catamaran market with the introduction of the Leopard 47 power catamaran. In early 2012 the 1,000th Leopard Catamaran was launched, further establishing Robertson and Caine’s position in the catamaran market. Leopard Catamarans has made impressive steps and grown very fast over the past decade, becoming the industry’s leader in the production and delivery of quality catamarans for private and charter fleets worldwide. With a global dealership network spanning 6 continents and 20 plus countries. Leopard catamarans are the only catamaran brand certified both in Europe and the Americas and holds true to its global reputation for high quality and seaworthy yachts boasting generous equipment options and layouts designed with liveability in mind. In addition to the sailing fleet, Leopard Catamarans also produces superior power catamarans which are both contemporary and economical. Not only do Leopard boast a quality range but Leopard owners know that there is always support nearby for parts, expertise or advice.
The northern German shipyard group, Lürssen, has been renowned worldwide for constructing highest-quality vessels and implementing innovative technology in shipbuilding since 1875. Headquartered in Bremen-Vegesack, the family-owned company specializes in the design and manufacture of luxury yachts, as well as naval and coastguard vessels. The new-build operations are complemented by extensive after-sales services, including repair, refit, maintenance and global logistics support. Located at eight highly specialized production sites in Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, the qualified and experienced employees continue to combine the proven shipbuilding traditions of northern Germany with a passion for excellence. Lürssen designs and constructs yachts, naval ships and special vessels. Trading as Lürssen Yachts, it is one of the leading builders of custom superyachts such as Paul Allen's Octopus, David Geffen's Rising Sun, and Azzam, the second largest private yacht in the world at 180 m in length after the REV Ocean.
Pietro Baglietto started his dream of founding the historic Shipyard. In the beginning, Baglietto specialized in small fishing boats, but then the Shipyard went into designing and building yachts. For over 165 years, we have delivered yachts that stand the test of time. These queens of the sea have a unique and contemporary design and follow our tailored approach, which combines tradition and innovation with excellent materials and high customization. The result is yachts as elegant and extraordinary as the Baglietto owners. In 2012, Baglietto Shipyard was acquired by the Gavio family, one of the most solid industrial family groups in Italy. The acquisition propelled a new journey for the Shipyard. Beniamino Gavio not only a boat builder but above all a ship-owner with a great passion for the sea. Thanks to this passion I acquired this brand which represents the icon of Italian boating since 1854. Baglietto’s impressive endeavour is not limited to activities dedicated to the construction of these vessels, but also concerns the important activity of developing and designing new models which form equal bases for future development and consolidation. Each of these projects consistently follows the fundamental conceptual lines distinguishing the yachts of past success, both in the recognisability of the style and in absolute observance of the marine qualities of sturdiness, reliability and safety which have always strongly characterised Baglietto vessels.
The Riva story is all about the unique, inimitable savoir-faire that is the secret of its winning beauty and style today and has always been from the very beginning. It was 1842, and on Lake Iseo, a sudden storm had devastated the fishing fleet. Yet a young shipwright was working wonders, restoring many of the vessels to full seagoing health and earning the local people’s respect and admiration in the process. And so the Riva legend was born and, with it, that of Pietro Riva, who took his destiny in his hands the moment he arrived in the little town of Sarnico. Here, he opened the yard where he would launch the first Riva creations, craft of outstanding personality and class even then. Riva rapidly gained an excellent reputation, and the yard continued to flourish under Pietro’s son Ernesto, who introduced boats powered by internal combustion engine. After World War I, it was Serafino Riva who gave the firm its definitive stamp, transforming the yard’s prestigious products into a genuine brand that would make yachting history. Production shifted from transport vessels to motorboats, still an embryonic market in those days. And in November 1962, the legend was born: Aquarama. Her magical lines and irresistible allure made her an instant classic – the Riva icon, “the boat” par excellence, a brand within a brand. In May 2000, Riva became part of Ferretti Group, who restored it to where it is today, at the vanguard of world boating as a recognised icon of fine Italian yachting artistry. This felicitous journey is down to the know-how of the group Engineering department and the sensibility of designer Mauro Micheli, co-founder with Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana Design, the studio that exclusively designs the whole Riva fleet. In 2012, Ferretti Group announced a new majority shareholder: Shandong Heavy Industry Group (Weichai Group) of China, a true industrial giant, one of the world’s most important conglomerates in the automotive, commercial vehicles and construction machinery sectors. Weichai’s strength and strategic vision have enabled Riva to make yet another leap forward, with a flow of projects and resources assured for the long term. In 2014, the brand signalled its return to the megayacht sector, with the new Riva Superyachts division. The dream of creating Riva steel and alluminium displacement superyachts is very much inspired by Carlo Riva. His ambition and restless genius spurred him to reach for new horizons, with the celebrated Caravelle and Atlantic series megayachts in the ’60s and ’70s and, from 1970 to 1978, the six over-20-metre motor yachts in the Marco Polo series plus a 90- and a 100-foot Vespucci.
Benetti presents an inimitable reverie that has been able to charm the celebrity elite worldwide. The portrait of Prince Rainier III with Grace Kelly on the Benetti Gabbiano in the bay of Monte Carlo remains iconic. Not forgetting the notes of Queen’s song titled Khashoggi ’s Ship, voicing Freddy Mercury’s experience on board M/Y Nabila, the most famous yacht of her time. Benetti presents an inimitable reverie that has been able to charm the celebrity elite worldwide. The portrait of Prince Rainier III with Grace Kelly on the Benetti Gabbiano in the bay of Monte Carlo remains iconic. Not forgetting the notes of Queen’s song titled Khashoggi ’s Ship, voicing Freddy Mercury’s experience on board M/Y Nabila, the most famous yacht of her time. Benetti has always been a family-owned shipyard. It has been able to ensure the company’s stable and continuous growth over decades with this strong family background, preserving the founder’s values and philosophy. Up to reach the excellence that made Benetti Yachts famous all over the world. Pioneering technology, important design collaborations, highest quality standards and the iconic elegance, became Benetti’s trademark; helping the shipyard to maintain its past, present and future leadership. Above all, Benetti has always embraced new challenges. Thanks to its courageous attitude, Benetti became the only family-owned shipyard that launched 3 giga yachts in 100 days.
U.K.-based luxury yacht builder Pendennis ranks among the world’s most respected superyacht shipyards. With a history spanning more than 25 years, as well as 30 custom yacht builds and more than 200 refit projects launched, the shipyard builds a wide variety of luxury sailing and motor yachts up to 60 metres in length and beyond. Luxury yacht builder Pendennis was founded in 1988 after yachtsman and entrepreneur Peter de Savary acquired a yacht manufacturer and relocated it to Falmouth Docks. David Bentley and Peter Wood joined the management team and later took control of Pendennis along with Henk Wiekens and Mike Carr, who came on soon after the shipyard was founded. The company acquired superyacht builder Devenport Yachts in 2010, renaming it Pendennis Plus, and opened an office in Palma de Mallorca in 2011. Luxury yacht builder Pendennis operates a world renowned superyacht manufacturing and refit yard at its main facility in Falmouth, England. It employs more than 350 workers. The company partners with some of the world’s leading yacht designers and offers customers a host of planning and design support services.
By choosing Azimut Yachts, you become the protagonist of an all-Italian history, of a shipyard with a prestigious past, of a solid company with a successful image that gives the luxury yacht a lasting value. An important family business that builds boats by combining attention to detail, great Italian creativity and continuous and very careful technological research. With its vast distribution network in five continents, Azimut Yachts is the symbol of the best Made in Italy in the world, a true leader in the production of luxury yachts where unmistakable style blends with innovation. One of the first reasons an owner chooses an Azimut yacht is almost always its beauty. Immediately after, the intrinsic values of the product come into play: from comfort to safety contents, from the level of technology to the refinement of housing solutions. And finally, shipowners ask that the shipyard that produces the yacht of their dreams can boast an important history, that it has consolidated a network of services, that it spreads a successful image of itself and, above all, that it is a solid company. On all these aspects, Azimut Yachts offers the results and guarantees of a true leader in the sector.
Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing was founded in 1989 and has evolved into one of South Africa’s leading custom catamaran manufacturing yards and one of a handful of big custom catamaran manufacturers in the world. Two Oceans Marine manufactures both power and sailing catamarans ranging from 9 to 35 metres+ i size – for cruising, leisure sailing, performance, day charter, sport fishing and commercial use. Two Oceans Marine has 9500 square meters of covered factory floor space in the Port of Cape Town. The factory can accommodate vessels very large custom vessel projects.
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