Dominique Afacan

Dominique Afacan

She might have arrived relatively late to the yachting world, but Dominique Afacan, editor-in-chief of Superyacht Life, is making up for lost time. Over the last five years, she has raced at the St Barths Bucket, kissed the America’s Cup in Bermuda and even taken a polar plunge in Antarctica.

Rob Doyle

By Dominique Afacan | 24 February 2021

The Ireland-based designer and naval architect on his lifelong love of superyachts.

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Quinton Bisset

By Dominique Afacan | 15 February 2021

The superyacht photographer on capturing shots that truly highlight the experience of being out on the ocean.

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A superyacht with siblings at the helm

By Dominique Afacan | 8 February 2021

When a brother and sister chartered traditional phinisi boat Dunia Baru back in 2017, they never imagined that they would end up owning it.

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Dean Pilatti

By Dominique Afacan | 1 February 2021

The captain of Ariance on building happy teams on board and passing on his experience to the next generation.

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Making the switch to electric tenders

By Dominique Afacan | 18 January 2021

In an industry where sustainability is increasingly in the spotlight, it’s hardly surprising that demand for electric tenders is on the rise.

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Dickie Bannenburg

By Dominique Afacan | 11 January 2021

The son of legendary superyacht designer Jon Bannenberg on continuing his father’s legacy in a post-hedonistic era of yachting.

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Pairing yachts with purposeful projects

By Dominique Afacan | 4 January 2021

The Pelorus Foundation is on a mission to protect, preserve and promote at-risk environments – and superyachts are a huge part of the process

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Derek Munro

By Dominique Afacan | 21 December 2020

Derek Munro on his colourful journey from yacht captain to yacht manager and superyacht charity founder.

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From the drawing board

By Dominique Afacan | 14 December 2020

The sky's the limit when it comes to designing custom superyachts, so where is the best place to start the process? We spoke to three design studios to get the lowdown.

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