Sir Michael Hill
REPEAT OFFENDER - BUILDING ANOTHER SUPERYACHT
Sir Michael has been involved in the superyacht industry for many years, first building his visionary and award-winning expedition-style superyacht 34m VvS1 and taking her all around the world, before commissioning the build of his latest project 39.5m The Beast. Learn more about why Sir Michael decided to dive into another build and how he hopes to use this exciting new superyacht.
Neville Crichton, CNZM
INFLUENCING AN INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION
A prolific yacht owner and racer, Neville Crichton's is a name synonymous with the superyacht industry. Businessman, car and yacht racer, and visionary yacht owner, over the years Neville has been truly bitten by the yachting bug and has owned more than 50 yachts, building at yards including Alloy Yachts and more recently Feadship. Neville gives his insight into his many yachting projects, and how he has helped to shape the superyacht industry.
Sir Bob Harvey
SURF & TURF - MY AUCKLAND
Sir Bob Harvey, former mayor of Waitakere and passionate Aucklander, is known for having lived a life less ordinary. Environmentalist, adventurer, rule breaker and influencer, Sir Bob has many stories to share.
SOUTHERN OCEAN & THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE
After just completing the Volvo Ocean Race (around the world) and the year before navigating through the Northwest Passage - what next for this kiwi woman from an iconic yachting family.
BUILDING A HUMANITARIAN MOTHERSHIP FOR THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Patrick has spent his career working in yachting, with highlights including founding The Superyacht Cup, working as a captain and sailmaker, and over 250,000 sea miles. Today he is involved with the SeaMercy charity, founding the the Australian arm, which supplies support and aid relief by sea. Patrick will talk on extending SeaMercy's reach with the commissioning the sailing vessel, SeaBridgeOne, and his philanthropic work in the South Pacific.
Stephen White CCR
TEEN WHITBREAD SAILOR TO AWARD WINNING VINTER
From racing in the Whitbread as a teen to captaining superyachts, to now owning an award-winning Waiheke vineyard (and gaining a Portugese knighthood along the way). Was this The Vintners Luck or just pure obsession.