Posts by Cameron Springthorpe // YourSkipper

Interview // Calin Bujgoi

# 3 Originally from Romania, Calin decided to trade in a degree in psychology for a life at sea twenty years ago. Today he is a rotational captain on a 37mtr Benetti and together with his fiancee Sonia Doucet owns a cruising yacht which they cruise in their down time. We recorded this interview whilst…

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Interview // Ron Boogaard

# 2 Today I’m joined by Ron Boogaard. Ron is a yacht broker that I’ve known since 2010 We met whilst I was running a 41mtr Tri deck motor yacht built by Premier, one of the Horizon yards. Ron is the owner and manager of Horizon Yacht Europe which he runs with his wife, Ruth.They…

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Interview // Ricardo Diniz

# 1 Ricardo Diniz is a Super Yacht Captain, Solo Sailor, Entrepreneur and also one of my best friends! We have sailed together on numerous boats, in various locations and have worked both for and with each other.Ricardo promotes Portugal through various projects often involving solo sailing or racing.He is one of my best friends…

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Welcome to the YourSkipper Podcast!

# 0 This is the start of a regular series of interviews with Captains and Industry Professionals. Welcome to the YourSkipper Podcast and thanks for taking a moment to download this, the introduction to my new show! I’m very excited to be launching this podcast, I have thought about it for at least a year…

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Superyacht engine room tour aboard a Horizon RP110

It’s easy to take for granted where I work, so I thought I would make a little video to share with you so you can have a look behind the scenes at the highly polished engine room of the Horizon RP110. She is a great yacht with plenty of access and clear labeling on all…

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This is what a bilge should look like!

Last month I started a new job looking after this lovely Horizon Raised Pilothouse 110 in Puerto Portals, Mallorca until she is sold or shipped to the States. These Horizon’s are such well constructed boats, as demonstrated by my pics here of the bits that are not normally included in the sales material, but matter…

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Viewing Ocean Pearl (ex Club Med / Maiden 2)

Recently I was asked by a friend to inspect an incredible catamaran for a round the world project he is planning. What a privilege to be aboard this yacht which has such an amazing history and has recently been restored back to life as a ridiculously fast cruising boat! Hopefully, we will get to take…

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Crewing agencies that actually list jobs

If you are new to the industry and looking for work it can be daunting the amount of crewing agencies that are around. They all want you to update their website in their own specific way and it is huge time commitment, I was keeping a list of all agencies but when I reached sixty…

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Seatrial and Handover on Seahorse II

SeaHorse II SeaHorse II At the start of this week I spent a nice couple of days in the Holy Loch getting to know Seahorse II, the vessel newly purchased by St Hilda Sea Adventures. Towards the end of May, June and July this year I will be skippering her around the western isles and…

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Wild, rugged and awesome!

The west coast of Scotland is all you could imagine it to be, and more!  Wild, rugged, awesome, the superlatives abound and yet in most cases, here they are truly warranted. In 2015 after many years working in the warmer, ‘milk run’ parts of the world my wife and I were excited to be heading…

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