Speakers

David Seal Yare

David SEAL

David was the first yacht broker to pioneer the use of video for marketing yachts that are for sale on the brokerage market. His “Yachts For Sale” YouTube channel became so popular that soon yacht builders from across the globe were entrusting him to present their shipyards and their products to the public. Today the “Yachts For Sale” YouTube channel presents yachts in construction, as well as yachts for sale and charter and has accrued over 31 million views and nearly 150,000 subscribers.

Martin Redmayne YARE_

Martin H. REDMAYNE

A passionate commentator, journalist, analyst and observer of the superyacht industry for over 30 years, having visited almost every superyacht shipyard in the world and spent time on over 1000 superyachts, Martin has a rare perspective and deep understanding on how the market works, what owners and their advisors think and what drives the industry forward.

Rebecca Whitlocke yare

Rebecca WHITLOCKE

Rebecca Whitlocke has over 20 years experience in marketing, business development, public relations and media consultancy across a range of sectors including yachting, events and travel. Based in southern France, she regularly covers the latest superyacht industry topics through interviews as a Guest Host on Yachting International Radio reaching an audience in 95 countries and writing articles for superyacht and luxury publications in 11 countries.

John Leonida yare

John LEONIDA

Until his recent retirement from the law, John specialised in international marine transactional work and for several years headed Clyde & Co’s superyacht group. Some say, for more than 20 years, he defined what it was to be a Superyacht lawyer. He has been a regular commentator on the industry and a Superyacht design judge but now John is now focusing his efforts on giving strategic Superyacht industry advice through the LP Squared consultancy firm and working on research for his PhD on the Cultural  and Social history  of Superyachts from 1918-2018.

Justin Ratcliffe Yare

Justin RATCLIFFE

Justin is a leading freelance photojournalist with over 30 years experience. Specialising in superyachts, he is able to provide genuine insight into the people and processes involved in their design, construction and operation. Based in Italy, the world’s most prolific producer of large yachts, he has travelled the globe to research stories for the yachting media. Justin draws on this experience as a presenter for The Boat Show.

Natalia Langsdale YARE

Natalia LANGSDALE

Natalia Langsdale’s professional journey has been a life-long one spent living and gaining wealth of experience abroad in the likes of buzzing hot spots to include London, Edinburgh, Auckland, Stockholm, Heidelberg, Warsaw, Dublin, Nice and Monaco. She has achieved bundles of valuable experiences, years of professional dedication, a natural entrepreneurial flair and a wealth of integrity and heaps of imagination as well as a positive can-do attitude. Having meandered between yachting and business aviation she decided to launch her boutique Marketing, PR & Events agency in 2015 catering for a clientele targeting UHNWI such as yacht brokerages, interior designers, business jet manufactures, jewellers and private banks.

KEN HICKLING YARE

Ken HICKLING

Ken Hickling graduated from Solent University having first studied Boatbuilding & Boatyard Management before also undertaking an MBA. He worked for four years with composite specialists SP Systems before joint International Paint as a product manager and then working in the USA as Marketing VP before taking on a commercial role back in Europe, finally stepping up as Global Manager for Awlgrip, which had joined International as a stablemate within AkzoNobel. During that time Ken served as Treasurer and then President of ISS and started working with the ISO Large Yachts Quality workgroup. He is currently representing BSI as a project manager at ISO developing a standard for the assessment of carbon rigs as well as serving on the Executive committee of Superyacht UK. He also works for money as a business advisor specialising in the Superyacht industry and is a Non-Executive board director of both Viking Maritime Group and Riela Yachts.