#0 Welcome to the YourSkipper Podcast!

By Cameron Springthorpe | December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Episode 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…

Superyacht engine room tour aboard a Horizon RP110

By Cameron Springthorpe | November 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

This is what a bilge should look like!

By Cameron Springthorpe | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

Viewing Ocean Pearl (ex Club Med / Maiden 2)

By Cameron Springthorpe | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

Crewing agencies that actually list jobs

By Cameron Springthorpe | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

Seatrial and Handover on Seahorse II

By Cameron Springthorpe | April 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

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 really looking forward to…

Wild, rugged and awesome!

By Cameron Springthorpe | April 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

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…

Boat Electrics DC / AC

By Cameron Springthorpe | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

I´ve always enjoyed tinkering with electrics and even started a GCSE in electronics when I was 14. However my YM Offshore took priority and then I left home and went sailing at 16, so I never finished it. Living on my own boat for 6 years though gave me a great opportunity to make lots…

Spirit of Fortitude – The Royal Scottish Shipping Line

By Cameron Springthorpe | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A season aboard Spirit of Fortitude Between June 17 and January 18 I ran Spirit of Fortitude. Owned by The Royal Scottish Shipping Line, she is a new charter yacht aiming at the upper end of the market on the West Coast of Scotland. During my time aboard we fulfilled various charters and planned a comprehensive…

Eala Bhan – Boréal 55

By Cameron Springthorpe | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today I had the pleasure of a coffee with a lovely couple Patrick and Linda aboard their stunning Eala Bhan in Ardfern Yacht Centre. Eala Bhan is the culmination of an experienced yard coupled with experienced owners and would be a dream yacht for any couple wanting to cruise the world. There is a great…