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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.

The Boat Princess Podcast The Boat Princess Podcast

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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.

    Women Can Be What They Can Sea

    Women Can Be What They Can Sea

    So in this episode I'm coming to you from Princess Yachts in Plymouth where I was fortunate to spend time with many and amazing people from the boating world.  Today I'm sharing stories with Hayley Spencer Manufacturing Engineer, and Tia Lawton Junior HR Business Partner at Princess Yachts.

    Both women share their pathway through apprenticeship into the industry traditionally occupied, and over represented, by men. While Hayley spends much of her time in an engine room building the power house of the yachts, Tia has firmly found her passion in managing the people and in leadership. 

    Between developing career plans and overcoming covid, Hayley and Tia talk about the challenges with managing families and changing attitudes in the industry.

    Hear how they spend each day and the variety of tasks, jobs and people they spend it with. 

    For more information on job in the marine and boating industry head to 

    www.marinejobs.org.au

    Check out www.princessyachts.com/careers

    And of course subscribe to our podcast to get the latest episodes in your inbox.

    www.theboatprincess.com

    See you on the water soon!

     

    • 34 min
    Setag is rebuilding the Super Yacht world from the inside out with Ellie Gates

    Setag is rebuilding the Super Yacht world from the inside out with Ellie Gates

    Setag is a yacht refurbishment business built on the knowledge collected over years of industry experience.  Elle Gates who is the daughter of the Setag Founder, Chris Gates, is my guest on this episode and it's a whole lot of fun.

    Proudly following in her father’s footsteps, Ellie has a love for the marine industry, having worked for Princess Yachts in their Marketing department for three years whilst completing their 12-month graduate training program.

    Immersing herself in the world of luxury brands, she worked on projects outside of Princess Yachts for LVMH and Automobili Lamborghini, giving her a keen eye for luxury goods and developing a key understanding of the clientele.

    Hope you enjoy this chat, another incredible opportunity during my UK trip. 

    Follow me @theboatprincess

    Follow Ellie @setagyachts

     

     

     

    • 38 min
    Mothers in Boating throw LIfe Jacket to mums who are drowning in doubt

    Mothers in Boating throw LIfe Jacket to mums who are drowning in doubt

    So in this episode we turned starboard and tac our way through the challenges of motherhood in the boating industry.  Emma and Danielle are successful women in boating at opposite ends of motherhood.  Emma is just starting out with a young child and another on the way and Danielle is riding the rollercoaster of teenagisim. 

    They share the challenges of what many mums face. Mother guilt, the ticker of worry and feeling like they are drowning in self doubt. But often it is the associated language of 'leaving the workforce' 'stepping back into the workforce', 'going part time', 'stopped working' and 'career break' that creates a separation between what they are doing and who they are. 

    Mums can be both working and parenting.

    From Maternity Leave, Equal Pay, Part Time Work and Flexibile Hours, women have fought on the front lines of workplaces to secure entitlements that ensure they remain employed, advanced their career and hold influential positions in decision making.

    Being the mum is a unique role in the life of another human and we get into the gritty in this conversation. Warning: Plenty of Truth Bombs.

    Motherhood is a huge responsiblity as we ride the waves, get caught in the rip tide and set sail - looking very much forward to another sunset, exhausted and loved. 

    I've recorded this interview in the UK during a recent trip where I toured many of the factories and show rooms of yacht manufacturers.

    Every minute of this episode is inspiring and I am so grateful for this conversation. So if you're a mum drowning in doubt, remember 'It's a bad day, not a bad life' - Emma and Danielle.

    See you on the water soon. Nicky xx

    www.theboatprincess.com

     

     

    • 38 min
    200 Miles from the nearest English Coastline with Miles Moorehouse

    200 Miles from the nearest English Coastline with Miles Moorehouse

    As I prepared for this interviewed I sat with my guest MIles Moorehouse, the man behind the Fairline Brand, in a room watching a 58 foot yacht sail past the window.  The only thing was it wasn't sailing on a picturisque ocean of the English Coastline - in fact we were 200 miles inland at the Fairline Factory where the original owner,      set up shop.

    Miles shares the journey of the Fairline Brand that is steeped in history and classic English storylines.   As the original fibreglass boat builder, Jack Newing Newington acquired an assortment of disused gravel pits by the River Nene, and the land between the main lake and the road. By cutting a route through from the lake to the river, and erecting workshops, offices, a chandlery shop and slipway, he transformed the area into Oundle Marina.

    He spent his leisure days inadvertently showcasing the boat designs and launching the Fairline factory and more recently collaborating with the Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini has resulted in a unique combination of contemporary style with a long-standing heritage.

    Listen as Miles and I share a laugh and the elements of great design.

    Light, detail, volume and finesse, paired with the security of outstanding seakeeping.  This is where understated elegance meets performance and adventure.

    www.fairline.com

    • 55 min
    Building Boats with Bill Barrow from Princess Yachts

    Building Boats with Bill Barrow from Princess Yachts

    This is another incredible conversation from my UK trip where I was treated to a tour of the Princess Yacht International factory. 

    I caught up with Bill Barrow, who is the international sales manager of Princess Yachts and he shares how he started sailing at 6 years old with his mother and building boats when he was just 8 years old. 

    As we reflected on his years in the boating industry, Bill talks about his education in marine studies, experiences in production boat building and service industry.

    From owning his own marine service business to his current role with Princess, Bill's passion for the industry will continue long into his 'retirement' which is due to take effect any day now. 

    Also in this epsidoe I give some tips on attending this years Sydney Boat Show.

    1. Shoes off, no handbags

    2. Don't be the person that opens every cupboard door

    3. Don't lie on the beds

    4. Ask the questions of the crew.

    Sydney Boat Show starts this Friday 28th July 2022 and I will be hosting an industry event on Friday from 4.30pm - 6pm so go here to get your tickets. 

    • 38 min
    Princess at home in Plymouth with Alison Thompson from Princess Yachts

    Princess at home in Plymouth with Alison Thompson from Princess Yachts

    In this episode I travelled to Plymouth for a VIP tour of Princess Yachts, where I spoke to Alison Thompson, the Head of Learning and Development.  Alison has such a deep passion in developing the skills and supporting the career paths of those people responsible for building Princess Yachts, and she shares it with me in this episode. 

    Princess Yachts is a family business with a proud history of quality marine vessels and talented staff.  Alison, a mother of three, has taken on the challenges life dishes up and combined her love of learning and the Boating Industry, to ensure gender equity in the recruiting process of their apprenticeships.  'Its about opportunity, so we are talking to children in primary schools an giving them that opportunity to experience the boating industry.'

    This episode is the essence of The Boat Princess Podcast.  Talking to the women who have done it.  If you are considering a career in the Marine Industry, check out www.princessyachts.com or www.marinejobs.org.au

    The Boating Industry is an international playing field with lots of sectors but it take people who are well trained and educated to ensure it continues to thrive. 

    Listen to more episodes and check out the website www.theboatprincess.com for details about the upcoming www.sydneyboatshow.com.au

     

    See you on the water soon!  Nicky from Plymoth 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

A M Fielding ,

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!

Mum cook ,

Great listen and empowering for women

I love Nicky’s interview style and making the boat world more inclusive for women.

Holly Dalton ,

Great new listen!!

Nicky is just fabulous!! I can’t wait to deep dive into every episode.