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.

An education at sea

By Dominique Afacan | 26 February 2018

Superyachts can become floating classrooms, with multiple stops across the globe. We take a look at the rise of private tutors being hired for superyachts.


Emmeline Gee

By Dominique Afacan | 15 February 2018

The yoga instructor and massage therapist on why she thinks she has the best job in yachting.


Charles Kohnen

By Dominique Afacan | 29 January 2018

The president of SEAmagine submarines recalls some of his most memorable dives.


From adventure to activism

By Dominique Afacan | 17 January 2018

When Emily Penn decided to hitchhike by boat from the UK to Australia aged 21, she had no idea it would shape her life and career for years to come.


Conrad Humphreys

By Dominique Afacan | 15 January 2018

The triple round-the-world sailor and skipper of Bounty’s End in Channel 4 series ‘Mutiny’, talks about his enduring love for the ocean.


How to eat, drink and relax in Phuket

By Dominique Afacan | 8 January 2018

The south-east Asian yachting scene continues to thrive. Here are three ways to enjoy yourself in the ‘pearl of the Andaman’, Phuket.


Staying safe and happy in Antarctica

By Dominique Afacan | 3 January 2018

Antarctica’s popularity is on the rise – but for many superyacht owners and charter guests, going the extra mile feels risky and uncertain. Are these fears justified?


Lia Riva

By Dominique Afacan | 22 December 2017

The Riva family’s boatbuilding legacy dates back to 1842. Lia Riva talks about growing up in a family with boating in their blood.


Underwater luxury: A new breed of submarine

By Dominique Afacan | 27 October 2017

Submarines are no longer functional tin cans; advances in design and technology mean that underwater adventures can be made in comfort and luxury.

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