Charlotte Thomas

Charlotte Thomas

Charlotte has been a passionate sailor since childhood, and subsequently has faced the horrors of a naval architecture degree and such dubious delights as racing through the Southern Ocean. Her highlights, however, have all involved superyachts, exotic locations and a plentiful supply of rum. A former editor of Boat International magazine, she is currently European editor at Ocean magazine.

Superyacht chefs in the spotlight

By Charlotte Thomas | 3 May 2024

The annual Superyacht Chef Competition organised by Yacht Club de Monaco and Bluewater is a trial-by-fire for superyacht chefs who want to show their skill – but it also serves as a timely reminder of the excellence that runs through every part of the superyacht experience.


Superyachting’s teak solution

By Charlotte Thomas | 26 March 2024

Teak has long been the timber of choice for yacht decks, exterior furniture and interior finishes, but environmental, ethical and humanitarian concerns are forcing a change – and the superyacht industry is leading the charge to find alternatives.


How to find the right superyacht crew

By Charlotte Thomas | 27 February 2024

The advent of crew-based reality TV has opened up many people’s eyes to the superyachting good life, but it has also raised concerns among potential new owners. Fortunately, the reality is very different, and there are ways to guarantee your crew is as professional as possible.


The future of luxury

By Charlotte Thomas | 26 January 2024

As scrutiny on luxury sectors increases with regard to environmental impact, the yacht industry is taking proactive steps to drive a change from consumption to sustainable luxury through projects designed to promote a new approach in design.


Top tips for a first superyacht charter

By Charlotte Thomas | 12 January 2024

A superyacht charter is one of the most extraordinary holiday experiences it’s possible to have, but if you’ve never done it before it can be daunting to know where to start. Here are some top tips for first-time yacht charterers.


A day in the life of a superyacht captain

By Charlotte Thomas | 4 January 2024

It’s easy to think that a captain’s job is to drive a superyacht to glamorous locations and drop the anchor in idyllic anchorages, but as Kelly Gordon and other captains will tell you, that’s only a tiny part of the role.


Tatjana and Andrija Marasovic

By Charlotte Thomas | 28 December 2023

When a half-Croatian girl and a Croatian boy met while working on their families’ yachts, the stage was set not only for a great romance but also for a great partnership that ultimately led them to build their own 48.9-metre yacht.


The social superyacht

By Charlotte Thomas | 26 December 2023

The perception of superyachting has occasionally struggled, but superyachting is often equally celebrated, and never more so than when A-list influencers spend time on board, which offers great insights into the allure of yachting...


Crafting an Italian Superyacht Epicenter

By Charlotte Thomas | 21 December 2023

All over the world, communities are waking up to the benefits that superyachts bring, from local employment to business opportunities and crew spend. It’s why local businesses and local government came together to turn one Italian city into a superyacht hub.

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