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Inside Marine

English, Finance, 1 season, 20 episodes, 15 hours, 48 minutes
The Inside Marine podcast is a series of stories from leaders in the marine industry, where we'll have a core focus on their journey from the early days, to the present and their outlook on the future. The main aim of the show is to give listeners a real insight into the marine industry and everything around it. Our target listeners are anyone with an interest in the marine industry. By interviewing key leaders, our aim so to provide value, insight, and a bit of humour that will captivate everyone from the leaders driving incredible innovation in sustainable marine, all the way through to tho
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Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aino-Leena Grapin CEO of Winch Design

On Season 2, Episode 7 of Inside Marine we were delighted to be joined by Aino-Leena Grapin, the CEO of Winch Design. Aino joined Winch Design in 2016, getting involved with one of the world’s leading design studios. Before that, her 20-year career was based in leading and growing businesses in creative industries such as art, luxury design and technology. She brings that creative flair to her leadership style and her work within the marine industry. Aino-Leena works closely with Andrew, the board and senior management team at Winch Design to ensure it’s as strong commercially as it is creatively. The team has just celebrated a year of employee ownership, giving Aino-Leena fascinating perspectives on how a company should be run. Aino-Leena has been an active part of the marine industry, speaking about creativity, innovation and sustainability to various publications and at networking events. During this episode we touched on a wealth of topics, from how she entered the marine industry to her passion for rewilding the sea. We hope you find this episode as inspiring as we did!
12/1/202244 minutes, 27 seconds
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Season 2 - Episode 6 - Suzanne Blaustone, CEO of Barton Marine

On this weeks episode of Inside Marine, we were joined by none other than Suzanne Blaustone, the CEO of Barton Marine. Her manufacturing career began in Chicago, when she was among the first women selling hot rolled steel bars directly to US forging operations. Arriving in the UK in 1997, she worked in international sales for US exporters before becoming the CEO at Barton Marine in 2014. After expanding Barton’s global sales and market positioning with her team, Suzanne was awarded the Boating Business Woman in the Marine Trades 2017 award. Suzanne remains passionate about the growth of manufacturing sectors in the UK and focuses on sales expansion through exporting, business partnering and optimising distribution networks. In this episode we spoke about everything from Brexit to getting kids into sailing. Enjoy!
11/16/202252 minutes, 47 seconds
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Season 2 - Episode 5 - Chris Whatley - Growth Hacker at savvy navvy

On episode 5 of Inside Marine we sat down with Chris Whatley, the Growth Hacker at savvy navvy. With such a quirky job title, we were intrigued to hear about the work he’s doing to digitally promote savvy navvy and the rest of the marine industry. Chris is part of the marketing team and is responsible for their growth as a company, so his work with a wide digital landscape and experience of wearing different business hats really comes into play there. Chris started sailing in his mid twenties and is now enjoying boat racing on Thursday nights or “product testing” with his colleagues. We talk about how digital technology is impacting the marine industry, from navigation systems to disrupting the current status quo and attracting young people to the sector. Tune into this fascinating episode to hack into your full potential!
11/3/202244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Season 2 - Episode 4 - Charles Hall, CEO at Pixii Yachts

On this episode of Inside Marine we had the pleasure of being joined by Charles Hall, CEO at Pixii Yachts. Before joining the marine industry Charles studied Taxation and Law at university, then went on to create a business that delivered unforgettable events all over the UK, Europe and the USA for over 15 years. Specialising in sales strategies that he pairs with his understanding of design engineering, Charles moved away from events industry and into the marine industry, developing Pixii Yachts into an industry leader. He aims to create a sustainable future by working with and investing in sustainable marine businesses. Pixii is the fruit of that passionate drive to do better in the marine sector. In this episode we talk about how to make the marine industry interesting, what we’re missing as a sector and what we need educating on, as well as his personal experience of growing a brand within marine technology. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!
10/20/202254 minutes, 58 seconds
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Season 2 - Episode 3 - Philip Pereira, Commercial Director at IBI Magazine

Joining us for Episode 3 of Inside Marine’s second season is special guest Philip Pereira. Philip is the Commercial Director at IBI Magazine, part of the BOAT International Media group. With a background in publishing sales, Philip started working as an Associate Publisher at Time Inc. UK for over 22 years, where he specialised in their marine B2B activities, before moving to Boating Communications Ltd in 2017. Throughout his impressive career Philip has worked across Europe, Australia, America and South-East Asia. He is a competitive consultant who is passionate about launching and growing brands in the marine industry. In this episode we discuss why sustainability is the biggest trend in the marine industry currently, Phillip’s number one tip for those looking to enter the industry, how we can keep more customers in the industry and plenty more. Sit back and enjoy this episode of Inside Marine!
10/6/202244 minutes, 20 seconds
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Season 2 - Episode 2 - Hollie Luff, Business Systems Manager at Premier Marinas

Joining us for Episode 2 of the 2nd season of Inside Marine is Hollie Luff. Hollie is a Business Systems Manager at Premier Marinas. She’s worked her way up at Premier Marinas starting as a seasonal worker in the marinas. Having grown up around boats, water sports and the sea, her passion for the water has been a lifelong affair. She is now responsible for the implementation, upkeep and enhancement of the operational systems that enable the smooth operation of all ten of Premier’s south coast marinas. Working with a range of technology and industry partners those systems include group-wide Access Control solutions, highly bespoke lock control systems and self-service fuel facilities to name a few. In this episode, we find out why it’s important we understand the next generation of customers’ needs, how those needs are changing, how Hollie got into the position she is in today and why finding an inspirational leader to learn from was one of the most important factors in her career to date. Enjoy another fascinating episode of Inside Marine.
9/15/202249 minutes, 23 seconds
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Season 2 - Episode 1 - Richard Watson, MD at Pascoe International

We are excited to be back with Season 2 of Inside Marine! Joining us for Episode 1 is Richard Watson, MD at Pascoe International, with over 20 years of boat building and manufacturing business experience, focusing on delivering high-quality UK-manufactured products to the Superyacht Industry with a desire to lead the global market. He has a proven track record in specialist product and company development, cumulating in a near 10-fold growth of Pascoe International over the last 12 years. In this episode, we discuss hot topics such as the benefits of empowering your team, what we can do more to promote work within the marine industry and questioning whether there is enough collaboration in the marine industry. Enjoy!
9/1/202245 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 13 - Efe Kuyumcu, CEO and Founder of Dromeas Yachts

Welcome to the thirteenth episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Efe Kuyumcu, CEO and Founder of Dromeas Yachts. Dromeas Yachts was founded in early 2017 by Naval engineer Efe Kuyumcu. Efe, has had a passion for the sea since the age of 5. From the age of 12 he was a National and Olympic sailor, being part of the Laser and Finn Classes. With a clear sign of having a love for the sea, Efe studied naval engineering with a quest to be able to build something that will allow his passion to become his career. Dromeas Yachts, now has 2 large production facilities spanning over 12,000m2, producing high performance, lightweight, sandwich fibreglass offshore powerboats. The ever growing and evolving team within design and engineering is always striving to continue to build the best. Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Efe Kuyumcu’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
2/17/202248 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 12 - Justin Olesinski, Managing Director of Olesinski

Welcome to the twelfth episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Justin Olesinski, Managing Director of Olesinski. Justin has a wide experience in the production yacht industry. Working in design, brokerage and journalism has provided him with a unique understanding of the industry from many different sectors. Most of his time has been concentrated in managing the supply of exterior design, structural design, layout design and naval architecture to Princess Yachts. Justin has continued the design studio of a strong team of 25 specialist experts and this year celebrates Bernard Olesinski ltd’s 50 years anniversary. As an advocate of encouraging new talent Justin was a committee member of British Marine Superyacht UK and on the board of judges for the Young Designer competition. Flexible and remote working, investment in artificial intelligence and creating a healthy work/life balance has helped maintain and develop one of the most prestigious and successful production design houses. Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Justin Olesinski’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
1/13/202251 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 11 - Marc Godden, Director and Founder of Black Gang Marine.

Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Marc Godden, Director and Founder of Black Gang Marine. With involvement in boats since youth, Marc Godden is stooped with passion for everything on the water. After school, he served an apprenticeship in Marine Engineering, which laid the path for a solid and course-setting career. Shortly after, Marc was awarded ‘The Queen’s Silver Medal for Shipwright Apprentice of The Year 2007’. Quickly moving into a new employment position, his knowledge and experience built further, to improve the scope and technical nature of his abilities. Then after several years of valuable experience in OEM engine overhauls, rebuilds, and installations, he moved back into the after-sales motor yacht support sector, fulfilling a demanding position in the after-sales team at Princess Motor Yachts. Marc now heads BGM, from their offices in Port Solent, he, and his skilled team plan to utilise every element of their combined broad history within the marine industry; Completely stalwart in ensuring the company achieves its aim of being the market leader for independent technical vessel service and support on the South Coast. Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Marc Godden’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
12/16/202156 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 10 - Farouk Nefzi, Marketing & Brand Director of Feadship.

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Farouk Nefzi Farouk Nefzi, Chief Marketing Officer for Feadship, has wide experience in the superyacht industry, having served companies like Vecom, Hiswa Holland Yachting Group, Amserdam RAI and Fairpromotion. Farouk has a unique 25 years’ background in strategic disruptive marketing, branding, multi-million-dollar business & consumer event organisation, the creation and realisation of a bespoke Nautical Experience Centre in Amsterdam and heading up a wide range of print, online and television initiatives. Farouk is recognised as a forward-thinking and progressive marketeer in the UHNW superyacht domain. He has led the most important and largest maritime platform in the world - METSTRADE and made it the most profitable event. Influential and charismatic public speaker Farouk is passionate about changing the positioning of the superyacht landscape through stories of purpose, craft and employment. Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Farouk Nefzi’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
12/2/202137 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 9 - Jeroen Wats, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Exo Technologies

Welcome to the ninth episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Jeroen Wats, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Exo Technologies. A multiple offshore and ocean yacht racing winner and passionate environmentalist, Jeroen started a state-of-the-art high performance yacht building company resulting in an impressive proven award and regatta winning track record worldwide. With vast experience in high tech, efficient yacht design and composites, Jeroen turned his eye to the environment because he witnessed first-hand how polluting the industry is, and decided to do something about it. Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Jeroen Wats’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
11/18/202137 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 8 - Tom Chant, CEO at Society of Maritime Industries.

Welcome to the eighth episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Tom Chant, CEO of the Society of Maritime Industries. Tom has a long association with the marine industry, having been an active sailor and student of boatbuilding in Southampton. His career has encompassed a wide range of market sectors, and he has gathered experience of business development, marketing and distribution in an international business environment. A nine-year period at the trade body for the leisure and superyacht sector was committed to developing the members’ export business. This included running UK pavilions at overseas shows, managing inward and outward missions, including Meet-the-Buyer events, and creating market reports and representation on government committees. Recent career experience included distributor management for a marine equipment company before joining SMI in February 2017 as the Business Development Director and Secretary to the Commercial Marine Group and Marine Science & Technology Group. Tom was appointed Chief Executive of the SMI in August 2020.   Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Tom’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
10/28/202139 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 7 - Jeff Houlgrave, Senior Associate - Marina Projects

Welcome to the seventh episode of the Inside Marine podcast.  We are joined by Jeff Houlgrave, Senior Associate - Marina Projects.  Following a successful racing career, Jeff has over 35 years of experience working within the marine industry, the last 20 years internationally.  Jeff has an international reputation in the marina sector, particularly in the field of superyachts, and he is a regular speaker at marina and superyacht conferences. He is Chairman of Superyacht UK.   Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Jeff Houlgrave’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
10/14/202145 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 6 - Marcela De Kern, Business Development Consultant in the Yachting industry

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Marcela De Kern, Business Development Consultant in the Yachting industry based in Monaco. A master of all things yachting, Marcela de Kern Royer is a Monaco resident and founding owner of Onboard, a consulting firm based in Monaco specialized in sales to HNWI and luxury marketing in the yachting industry. Author of the first textbook ever written about the superyacht industry, she is also the founder of the superyacht industry-forum, a platform to connect all yachting professionals. She is currently developing Genoa Superyacht Hub and is a professor at the International University of Monaco. In her spare time, Marcela teaches yachting at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Marcela has been the commercial director for ICON Yachts shipyard in the Netherlands and was also the founder and president of the Young Professionals in Yachting (YPI) Monaco. Alongside her professional work, Marcela is an influential social media figure in yachting. Marcela speaks six languages fluently: her native language of Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German.
9/23/202150 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 5 - Matt Ovenden CEO at Borrow A Boat

Welcome to the fifth episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Matt Ovenden, CEO and Founder of Borrow A Boat. Matt is an entrepreneur who is passionate about building teams and successful businesses to meet market opportunities on the forefront of technological or consumer trends. A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, with MSc in Innovation & Design for Sustainability, Matt established leading energy & sustainability company Bright Green Shoots in 2009 to help organisations embrace sustainable “green” innovation as the UK makes the transition to a low carbon economy. Matt has spun out two more companies, Free Wind Ltd in 2011 a prominent UK wind development company and Free Island Energy in 2014 a pioneer of remote renewables, eco-island and microgrid projects. In 2016 Matt launched the UK's first peer-to-peer boat charter marketplace "the Airbnb of boats" Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Matt Ovenden’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
9/9/202150 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 4 - Ian 'Chips' Howarth CEO at Cyclops Marine

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Ian ‘Chips’ Howarth CEO at Cyclops Marine. Ian has been in the senior management teams of marine industry businesses for the last 20 years and brings a wealth of experience in global branding and distribution. A retired sailor, ‘Chips’ boasts multiple world championship titles as well as Olympic level coaching. Fast Forward to now, Chips is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyclops Marine. Founded In 2018, Cyclops Marine brings together wireless load sensing and sailing expertise with the aim of being the industry standard in load sensing for marine applications. Cyclops sensors are designed to be used in a marine environment, developed with their customers in mind. Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Ian ‘Chips’ Howarth’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
8/12/202132 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 03 - James Roy Managing Director at Lateral Naval Architects

Welcome to the third episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by James Roy, Managing Director at Lateral Naval Architects. From a very young age James decided that drawing boats was what he wanted to do for a living, so when he came across a leaflet advertising Yacht Design at Southampton Institute the stage was set and in 1996 he graduated with first class honours. James believes that clarity of thought and focus are key ingredients for success and he thrives in agile, open thinking teams working on creative and innovative projects that challenge accepted practices. When not leading the company's yacht work James will most likely be found either sailing around the waters of the Solent or soaring above the Hampshire countryside in a hang glider.   
7/29/202147 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 02 - Kieran Haslam - CMO Princess yachts

Welcome to the second episode of the Inside Marine podcast. We are joined by Kiran Haslam, CMO of Princess Yachts. Kiran is a man of many talents with a number of exciting stories to tell. He has reinvented luxury brands, authored children’s storybooks and toured the world as a musician & composer in his youth. With a creatively disruptive and strategic mind, Kiran has been recognised as an influential and powerful public speaker. Having lived, studied and worked in his home country of Australia, he has also had the privilege to live and work across South and Central Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Central Europe, and the United Kingdom. Currently, Kiran resides in Plymouth, Devon (UK) as the Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member for Environment at Princess Yachts Limited, one of the world's most powerful luxury yacht brands Join us in listening to the wonderful and truly inspirational stories of Kiran Haslam’s journey in this episode of Inside Marine.
7/15/20211 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Episode 01 - Raphael Sauleau, CEO, Fraser Yachts

Welcome to the first episode of the Inside Marine Resources podcast. We're joined by Raphael Sauleau, CEO, Fraser Yachts.  Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality and maritime industry including luxury yachting all-around. Experience in managing and structuring family offices. Skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, International Business, HR & Hospitality luxury Industry. In his spare time he enjoys sports especially triathlon and Ironman races.
7/15/202155 minutes, 3 seconds