Dive right in: exploring Cuba’s bountiful marine life on board Far From It
A true highlight was passing through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific side on Vijonara. The canal is an engineering masterpiece, opened in 1914 and operating flawlessly ever since. They can fill a lock, using only gravity, with about 300 million litres of water in eight minutes. The scale is mind-boggling, and I’m happy we got to experience it.
Owner of Vijonara
Location: New Zealand
Yes, that will make a huge difference to comms on board. The new marine Starlink antenna will give us high-speed broadband at sea even in the middle of the Pacific. I have been following the developments closely for a couple of years and have been speaking to the SpaceX team, as it will revolutionize yacht communications.
Superyacht Design Festival
The Eastbay 60 is a gorgeous design with a slippery, fuel-efficient hull and we have changed the interior layout to move the galley down and give longer sight lines to make it feel more open. We’ve installed a Humphree electronic fin stabilizer package so she will be rock steady and with Volvo IPS drives very easy to manoeuvre. I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel.