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You simply must ask Josie.

It’s not just the 25 years’ experience in sales and social networking – it is her seamless ability to put people together. She is adept at facilitating the often impossible whilst remaining a calming, positive point of contact.

Josie will be there every step of the way to provide a premium service to your yacht.

“I found Josie to be extremely well connected and got what I needed every time.” Captain of S.Y. 46m

“Not only did Josie introduce me, but also managed the whole process until a successful end”. Captain of M.Y. 80m

Why you must know all about Josie Burke

(and the reason you need to work with her)..

Josie has a delightfully social manner and is effortlessly charming. It is this easy going sociability cloaked in an armour plating of absolute integrity and loyalty – that derives her formidable client base.

Josie’s skill set is as diverse as you’d imagine from sales to fundraising. However, it has been the last eight years, working for a service provider to the yachting industry – that has helped shape her vision.

The yachting world can appear a closed niche market – Josie will expertly navigate you. It’s in much part down to her customer-focused approach that gives her clients a first-rate service. 

It goes without saying that Josie only works with highly reputable companies, built on years of trust, moreover, Josie has a solid network of yachts, their crews, supplies and shipyards to work her magic.

…that’s all you need to know. Why not get in touch?

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Yachting Gives back collect food and other necessities from the yachting community in a central location in STP, where the shipyard kindly put a container at their disposal. The container is their day-to-day focal point, where they sort out the donations prior to distribution. The container is open for donations every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 - 10.30. Pick-ups can also be organised, just get in touch with Yachting Gives Back or JB Yacht Services to assist.

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Yacht service: getting your sailing yacht ready for the season

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From water maker and sail checks to winch and engine servicing, this is our guide to yacht service and maintenance that will ensure your readiness for a great season on the water.

Maintain your yacht maintenance log

When taking delivery of their yacht, every Oyster owner receives a maintenance manual and logbook that allows them to easily track their yacht’s maintenance history. The Oyster logbook contains a weekly, monthly, bi-annual, annual, five-year and ten-year servicing checklist which ensures the timely care of the yacht.

Following these time prompts is key to maintaining a healthy and safe sailing yacht, and an updated logbook may also increase the residual value of the yacht if you decide to sell her in the future, as new buyers prioritise well-maintained boats.

We keep records of each yacht’s original plans and build logs, meaning owners can refer to the original specifications and build intentions when commissioning service and refit work.

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What to expect from your service

No one understands Oysters better than we do, and our Global Service Network provide annual, seasonal and select service options based on your needs.

Annual services comprise in and out the water essential services unique to your yacht, depending on its current condition and plans for the season ahead. The team undertake work including a 100-point manufacturer check and report, safety equipment service and certifying, structure, thru hull fitting and deck fixing checks and more.

Hauling out allows for the application of new antifouling paint and servicing of the rudder, propeller, seacocks and thrusters, as well as being a good time to polish the hull and superstructure.

When visiting the Global Service Network, our  service team  will create a list of requirements, scoping everything from canvas work to winches, meaning you can set sail for the season confident in the knowledge you are ready to take on anything.

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What to expect from your pre-season check and annual yacht haul-out

Annual pre-season checks and preparations for an Oyster may include:

  • Sails valeted
  • A visual check of your rigging or official survey of your yacht rig, if in commercial use
  • Engines and generators serviced
  • All systems checked over – e.g. air-conditioning, refrigeration, LPG, electrics, and electronics
  • Annual safety equipment checks

When she’s lifted out of the water for an annual haul-out:

  • Antifouling and polishing
  • Check of the propeller, shaft and cutlass bearings
  • Steering system checks
  • Replacement of anodes
  • Service of seacocks and thrusters

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Where can my sailing yacht be serviced?

Oyster Service Centres are situated in the most popular sailing destinations. In the Mediterranean, Oyster Palma and Oyster Barcelona offer a range of yacht services, repairs and maintenance work.

In the US,  Oyster Yachts Newport  offers service work from general health checks to emergency repairs and more. In the UK, the  Oyster Service Centres  in Southampton and Ipswich both offer a broad range of services from refits to annual maintenance and storage.

Everything on your logbook checklist can be carried out by our dedicated teams around the world via our Service Partners in the Global Service Network. Where necessary, we can come directly to you to carry out the required yacht maintenance work.

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We understand our yachts and the build process inside out, and our Service work combines in-depth knowledge of each boat, access to trained Oyster technicians, manufacturer’s parts, warranty validation and an up-to-date maintenance log. These factors together have a profound impact on your yacht’s residual value if you decide to sell her in the future.

If you’re not part of the Oyster family, our Service centres are here for you too. Our team of experts are extremely knowledgeable and highly respectful of every kind of boat and have worked on some of the world’s best yacht brands. No matter what you sail, we will endeavour to service your yacht to the highest standards.

Every owner we work with values our trusted team, quality workmanship and unsurpassed reputation to ensure their yacht maintenance is up to date and completed.

To book your Service work, talk to the team here .

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Cruising the Moskva River: A short guide to boat trips in Russia’s capital

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There’s hardly a better way to absorb Moscow’s atmosphere than on a ship sailing up and down the Moskva River. While complicated ticketing, loud music and chilling winds might dampen the anticipated fun, this checklist will help you to enjoy the scenic views and not fall into common tourist traps.

How to find the right boat?

There are plenty of boats and selecting the right one might be challenging. The size of the boat should be your main criteria.

Plenty of small boats cruise the Moskva River, and the most vivid one is this yellow Lay’s-branded boat. Everyone who has ever visited Moscow probably has seen it.

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This option might leave a passenger disembarking partially deaf as the merciless Russian pop music blasts onboard. A free spirit, however, will find partying on such a vessel to be an unforgettable and authentic experience that’s almost a metaphor for life in modern Russia: too loud, and sometimes too welcoming. Tickets start at $13 (800 rubles) per person.

Bigger boats offer smoother sailing and tend to attract foreign visitors because of their distinct Soviet aura. Indeed, many of the older vessels must have seen better days. They are still afloat, however, and getting aboard is a unique ‘cultural’ experience. Sometimes the crew might offer lunch or dinner to passengers, but this option must be purchased with the ticket. Here is one such  option  offering dinner for $24 (1,490 rubles).

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If you want to travel in style, consider Flotilla Radisson. These large, modern vessels are quite posh, with a cozy restaurant and an attentive crew at your service. Even though the selection of wines and food is modest, these vessels are still much better than other boats.

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Surprisingly, the luxurious boats are priced rather modestly, and a single ticket goes for $17-$32 (1,100-2,000 rubles); also expect a reasonable restaurant bill on top.

How to buy tickets?

Women holding photos of ships promise huge discounts to “the young and beautiful,” and give personal invitations for river tours. They sound and look nice, but there’s a small catch: their ticket prices are usually more than those purchased online.

“We bought tickets from street hawkers for 900 rubles each, only to later discover that the other passengers bought their tickets twice as cheap!”  wrote  (in Russian) a disappointed Rostislav on a travel company website.

Nevertheless, buying from street hawkers has one considerable advantage: they personally escort you to the vessel so that you don’t waste time looking for the boat on your own.

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Prices start at $13 (800 rubles) for one ride, and for an additional $6.5 (400 rubles) you can purchase an unlimited number of tours on the same boat on any given day.

Flotilla Radisson has official ticket offices at Gorky Park and Hotel Ukraine, but they’re often sold out.

Buying online is an option that might save some cash. Websites such as  this   offer considerable discounts for tickets sold online. On a busy Friday night an online purchase might be the only chance to get a ticket on a Flotilla Radisson boat.

This  website  (in Russian) offers multiple options for short river cruises in and around the city center, including offbeat options such as ‘disco cruises’ and ‘children cruises.’ This other  website  sells tickets online, but doesn’t have an English version. The interface is intuitive, however.

Buying tickets online has its bad points, however. The most common is confusing which pier you should go to and missing your river tour.

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“I once bought tickets online to save with the discount that the website offered,” said Igor Shvarkin from Moscow. “The pier was initially marked as ‘Park Kultury,’ but when I arrived it wasn’t easy to find my boat because there were too many there. My guests had to walk a considerable distance before I finally found the vessel that accepted my tickets purchased online,” said the man.

There are two main boarding piers in the city center:  Hotel Ukraine  and  Park Kultury . Always take note of your particular berth when buying tickets online.

Where to sit onboard?

Even on a warm day, the headwind might be chilly for passengers on deck. Make sure you have warm clothes, or that the crew has blankets ready upon request.

The glass-encased hold makes the tour much more comfortable, but not at the expense of having an enjoyable experience.

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Getting off the boat requires preparation as well. Ideally, you should be able to disembark on any pier along the way. In reality, passengers never know where the boat’s captain will make the next stop. Street hawkers often tell passengers in advance where they’ll be able to disembark. If you buy tickets online then you’ll have to research it yourself.

There’s a chance that the captain won’t make any stops at all and will take you back to where the tour began, which is the case with Flotilla Radisson. The safest option is to automatically expect that you’ll return to the pier where you started.

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‘Hit Man’ Stars Glen Powell and Adria Arjona Used a Pinterest Board to Plan Their Steamy Sex Scenes: ‘Everyone Finds Different Things Sensual’

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It’s a “Hot Glen Summer” at the movies.

Just like the immortal words of Megan Thee Stallion, who’s billed every summer since 2019 the perfect time to do “hot girl shit,” Glen Powell is heating up movie screens. Summer 2024 firmly establishes him as a power player with Netflix’s “ Hit Man ,” the Prime Video documentary “The Blue Angels” and Universal “Twisters” dropping in rapid succession.

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Like Retta, Linklater has had a front row seat to the actor’s glow-up, going from casting a teenage Powell in 2006’s “Fast Food Nation,” then reuniting for 2016’s “Everybody Wants Some” to co-writing “Hit Man” together.

“The industry doesn’t really have a place for that the way they used to; they don’t make adult films that require that they’re making such juvenile material, that his kind of performance doesn’t always have a place in,” he notes. “It’s fun to see it align. It’s overdue, but it’s good that it’s happening.”

Powell chuckles at the hashtag-ready phrase, but he’s quick to put his recent hot streak in perspective.

“What I would say to anybody that really, wants to do this job is that anything that’s worth it sometimes takes time, and in hindsight, all the failure on the way to this moment has been so important,” Powell says. “Getting to watch how people develop movies and learn from my heroes and learn from people that are doing it right and learn from people that are doing it wrong, on and off screen, I’ve really had the benefit of a lot of education. And that comes from failure.”

“HIt Man” asks Powell to use all those abilities Linklater and Retta call out – hard work, humor and a good, old-fashioned bit of charm — to play Gary Johnson, a strait-laced college professor who works part time with the New Orleans police department as a fake hit man. But the hottest thing about “Hit Man” is Powell’s chemistry with Adria Arjona . She plays Madison, a woman who’s looking to have her abusive husband killed but instead steals Gary’s heart (though he’s in character as as a suave, devil-may-care hunk named Ron).

The movie is inspired by the unbelievable true story of the late Gary Johnson, a Texas man who worked for the Houston police department posing as a contract killer; Johnson’s story was captured in a 2001 Texas Monthly article. As adapted for the screen by Linklater and Powell, “Hit Man” is a noir romantic comedy that plays up the slapstick humor when Powell transforms into a slew of hit men customized for each client — among the internet’s favorites include killer who’s a dead ringer for “American Psycho’s” Patrick Bateman, as well as Powell’s best red-wigged Tilda Swinton impression and a Russian killer who is basically Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men” with a splash of “The Room’s” Tommy Wiseau.

Arjona — who is sitting beside Powell with his dog Brisket on her lap — says she liked “Tanner,” a skeet-shooting redneck who’s missing a few front teeth, best. “There’s just something about him; you want to get to know him,” she jokes.

But all the disguises and the sexy role play that becomes a big part of Gary and Madison’s relationship are part of a deeper theme Powell and Linklater aimed to explore about the concept of identity and how one can become one’s best self.

“When Rick and I were breaking this movie, we talked about the tropes of thrillers and noir movies, and how some will have these nihilistic bummers of an ending. [We thought,] ‘Okay, what if this was actually the beginning of a family? What if this was the beginning of a beautiful love story?’” Powell says. “This concept of identity and self is so interesting, because as you move through life, so often people describe us as an identity that we almost feel stuck in. We almost become derivatives of those labels. This movie is really saying, “Hey, become the label you want you to put out there. Own your identity. Seize that identity.”

Take Gary and Madison’s “meet cute,” for instance. They meet at a diner to discuss arrangements to kill her husband, but quickly fall into familiar and flirty banter.

But for all these weighty ideas to work, there had to be crackling chemistry between the two leads — and thankfully Arjona had a great idea for developing that. The actor pitched Powell and Linklater on a Pinterest board where they could share images from their favorite movies and art to get a sense of each other’s tastes while writing the script.

“Everyone finds different things sensual,” Arjona explains. “It was interesting to see both of our perspectives, hone in and start molding it from that sense. It sparked conversations that you wouldn’t normally have, because we were in the process of creating it.”

Powell agrees, saying the unique form of collaboration helped the intimate moments feel more integrated into the story, almost as if storyboarding the emotional journey the characters would take.

“So often, sex scenes feel almost divorced from the movie, like a marketing play or it feels icky,” he says. “In this movie, those scenes are crucial in the changing and seizing of identity. You have to see a guy who sees the world in such a binary, stale place checking logic at the door and becoming a whole new person. This romantic relationship is really expediting it. It’s the catalyst for everything.”

The only thing Arjona didn’t really factor in was having to play out those fantasies. “It was three brains working, and then it was like, ‘Oh, wait, I’m the one that has to put the flight attendant outfit on now.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, God, I did this to myself,’” she laughs. “It was beautiful and intentional. It didn’t feel like we were just doing sex scenes just to do sex scenes; it came from a creative place.”

For as artistic and well-conceived as they were, filming the movie’s sex scenes did prove complicated. Arjona and Powell ended up “with a crazy rash” after filming in a bathtub, because someone added Dawn dish soap to the water and it stripped their skin of its natural oils. Then there’s the scene where Madison pours wine down her naked body and “Ron” kisses it off. That one came from an image Arjona posted on the board and pushed to have in the film.

“There was something about the silhouette and the wine on her neck and him drinking it that felt so sensual and beautiful,” Arjona says recalling the image of a woman in a strapless dress in an intimate embrace with her lover. “We were like, ‘How can we bring that to life?’”

So, at three in the morning on a hot New Orleans night, Powell and Arjona embarked on that task as their final setup of the day.

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