Nicky Vaux AKA The Boat Princess is a huge advocate for women in boating and the boating lifestyle. In this series she talks to the women who have already carved out a career in the Marine Industry with stories about the experiences of living and working on and around the waters edge. Nicky has released this podcast provide a look inside an amazing arena that offers so much opportunity and fun in the hope that more women will get on board and take the helm. You can live vicariously through Nicky’s adventure by following @theboatprincess on instagram.
Sharing sailing stories from The Arc by Melanie Symes
In this conversation I chat with Melanie Symes, from Innova Marina, who brings twenty-five years’ of experience in the nautical industry, working at a local and international level to encourage collaborative and responsible practices.
Melanie is skilled in copywriting, translation, marketing, event organisation and CSR, and just happens to be the secretary general for TransEurope Marinas. Her commitment goes above and beyond to a number of related associations.
As we dive deep into this part of the marine world, Melanie shares how she helps to promote marine destinations and develop authentic brands that strengthen and support nautical culture.
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Olympic Sailor Shirley Robertson on the shores of Portugal 2023
WOW this one just blows me away. In this episode I am sitting down with Olympic Sailor Shirley Robertson where she shares her pathway into competition, motherhood and Olympic history.
As a fellow podcaster, and public speaker, her career in media saw Shirley become one of the sport’s pre-eminent television journalists. With gripping stories of drive, ambition and sporting success she has a repertoire of inspirational content that both engages and entertains the live audience, across a wide spectrum of events.
Shirley made this recording easy and openly tells me about the highs and lows of her career and the joy of expanding her family with twins.
She was the first British woman to claim consecutive Olympic Gold Medals, her career spanning the advent of success for the modern British Olympic movement. It's an inspirational story that started in the land locked hills of Clackmannanshire, Scotland.
Listen to Shirley's Podcast HERE
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A world class innovator, a genuine leader in the Marine Industry - John Hogan
In this episode I'm swapping stories with John Hogan, CEO at Superior Jetties and a Board Member of the Marina Industries Association. For 30 years Superior has been providing high quality flotation and industrial products to a variety of industries throughout Australia and internationally, and it's not surprising that John ended up in the marine, considering his birth story.
Known throughout the industry as an innovator, John has led his team to become the market leader for marine berthing applications including the Super Yacht Club Marina in South Port. Labelled a game changer for a world wide community.
Hear how John left Australia with his young family, as his wife Jackie took up a role in the United States, and this is where he started his consulting role with Mincom and what was to be a two year stint overseas and ended up being a 10 year adventure.
John is an amazing story teller, perfectly timed just in time for this years super yacht season.
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Innovation meets the demand for preventative maintenance with the invention of Hullbot
So this is for the boat techies, the social sailors and the able sea people who want to spend more time enjoying their boat, instead of cleaning it. Today I am chatting with Lily and Tom from Hullbot, the innovative invention that uses robot technology to clean the hull of a boat, preventing the building up of barnacles and other erosive materials.
We explore the original concepts of rebot tech for the marine industry, the applications and use by boat owners and boat share companies. As a marine owner, I ask loads of questions about how this can help boat maintenance.
You can find out more at www.hullbot.com
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She’s Back - Nona Pedersen is the CEO of YESSSS......
Two years ago we spoke with Nona Pedersen at the International Sanctuary Cove Boat Show on the Gold Coast, and at the time she was the General Manager of PropSpeed.
Now Nona is the Co-CEO of YESSSS......
Her experience and expertise has seen Nona move into the marketing space within the marine and boating industries. YESSSSS is a solution focused service that that is the growth partner filling the gaps to get you to where you want to be by providing real action.
Nona shares her passion for the industry giving back time and ensures resources aren't wasted. The end result : front-line experience that understand what it takes to grow a business and to the next level. Ultimately doing more with less.
I am looking forward to seeing Nona again this week at The Sydney Boat Show on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 August at Darling Harbour.
A reminder that the Women in Boating Breakfast tickets can be purchased from www.theboatprincess.com
I hope to see you there! NickyXX
Luxurious linen from Heirloom is the lighthouse standard every boating berth.
We all know that the calm melodic sounds of water lapping combined with the gentle rocking of the ocean waves will ensure a good nights sleep, but I'm here (in England) to share with you the secret of getting a great nights rest in the boating world. Heirlooms Linens is literally the Royal standard of bed and bath on boats.
Having held the Royal Warrant for the late Queen since 2005 and now King Charles' Royal Warrant since 2012, means you'll find Heirloom Linen in Royal palaces and residences if you are ever invited to sleep over.
Today I'm chatting with Ruth Douglas who oversees the continued traditions of crafting handmade linen products from only the finest Italian fabrics to create luxury linens of exceptional quality and lasting beauty
“Having used Heirlooms on two boats for bespoke bed, bath, table & crew linens, I would never go anywhere else. Their attention to detail, quality of product & customer service is second to none!”
- Chief Steward, World Super Yacht Services
Ruth recently came out to the International Sanctuary Cove Boat Show and as we gear up for the Sydney Boat Show on August 3-6, with over 212 boats docking in Sydney Harbour, I need my sleep so thank goodness I sleep on Heirloom Linens!
Invitation : Don't forget to get your tickets to the Women in Boating event at this years, Sydney Boat Show.
Great promotion of the Marine industry
Nicky does a great job sharing her passion for all things maritime.
Promoting and encouraging women into this fabulous industry.
I thoroughly enjoy the interviews on this podcast. Nikki’s guests are mostly inspirational and interesting, her obvious skill at putting people at ease helps them to relax which makes for an entertaining conversation.
A women’s perspective on all things marine! Educational and entertaining.
Nicky is unquestionably the greatest advocate for women in boating that Australia has seen. She’s got experience, knowledgeable and an enormous amount of enthusiasm for all things marine. Make sure you add The Boat Princess to you list of App’s to follow!