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Sara set her sights on being Strong and Successful regardless of stereotypes

Sara set her sights on being Strong and Successful regardless of stereotypes

April 9, 2022

Sara Anghel, is the President of the  National Marine Manufacturers Association which manages recreation marine issues and represents thousands of members.

She is also the first female President of ICOMIA (in it's 55 year history) the global marine association. During our recent trip to the UK I sat down with her to chat at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, London, England, about her journey and the opportunities she has had in the marine industry. 

ICOMIA - is the international trade association representing the global marine industry since 1966.

It brings together national marine industry associations in one global organisation and represents them at an international level, presenting a strong and united voice when dealing with issues challenging the industry.

For exampe :

  • Standards for boats, construction and industry
  • Initiatives on end of life and sustainability
  • How to protect the industry. 

In the first few minutes you will understand why she is so successful. 

"I had a strong mother who had taken such good care of me growing up. She raised a strong and successful daughter. I watched her deal with her struggles, after leaving Romania, with no language skills and working from 5am everyday. My dad was my hero, never gave up and declared political asylum in Istanbul after escaping Romania in the late 70's not knowing what the outcome would be."

Sara was one of 10 candidates for this role, 9 of them were men. 

'My husband told me ; "It's the marine industry they are not going to pick you, they are going to pick a guy!"

I just loved this conversation and it gave me such an insight into the business side of the marine industry, the opportunities for expansion and how important it is in the global trade.

Sara is a mum and wife, and her family is a priority in her international jet setting life, so l hope you enjoy listening to this incredibly inspiring woman.

Click on the links for more information,

Sara Anghel Linkedin


National Marine Manufactures Association


Australian Super Yacht Soiree 26 February 2022

Australian Super Yacht Soiree 26 February 2022

March 26, 2022

This is a bit of different episode we just know you are going to love.

On the 26 February, Australian Super Yacht held its annual soiree. An amazing event where 10 super yachts docked at Jones Bay Wharf to host an evening of lux and laughter.  

We spent the afternoon checking out the features of the yachts before attending the Soiree with 250 guests.

In this episode you'll hear from interviews and the stuff that goes on behind the scenes. 

1. First interview is with Pheobe from Quantam

2. Second Interview is with Georgie from Rascal Ahoy Club

3. Third, Oliver Musson from Musson Jewellery who were showing casing their range from inside The Star Super Yacht.

4. Last interview is with Sophie from Sea Rays a new accomodation venture for Raes on Wategos in Byron Bay.

You are also invited to my event on the 7th May 2022. We are cruising the harbour on a 90ft yacht, and will have Savannah from Savannah Estate for a wine testing. 

You can get your tickets from

Cellar By Sea takes innovation to a whole new sea level

Cellar By Sea takes innovation to a whole new sea level

March 14, 2022

In this episode I speak with the innovative and persistent Mel Moss.  The owner of Cellar by Sea spent 8 months on a never before application to the Liquor and Gaming Agency seeking Australia's first same day alcohol delivery, on water service, to boats and jetty's. 

Cellar By Sea operates in the from PITTWATER BAYVIEW TO PALM BEACH

Offering Beer, Bubble and Wine or Spirits, Cocktails and Seafood, the concept ensure's boatie's can extend their stay until the end of the day. 

Mel has taken her idea to the boating community and created a market for herself, after spending hours on the water and earning her captain stripes.  She is a perfect example of the opportunities that exist in boating.

insta @cellarbysea 


Big Boats and Bigger Parties With Super Yacht Australia

Big Boats and Bigger Parties With Super Yacht Australia

February 21, 2022

Christine Roberts is a well known woman in boating. Sponsorships and Membership Manager for AIMEX, Super Yacht Australia and Australian Commercial Marine Group.

She has a primary focus on retaing and growing the memberships of these three groups and the events and conferences around Australia. 

From training course for the industry, marinas and yacht club education as well as insurance and providore and clothing companies, members are connected.

Christine shares her love of boats, the water and the transition throughout her career in and around the boating industry.


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Super Yacht Australia CEO and the Soiree of the Year 2022

Super Yacht Australia CEO and the Soiree of the Year 2022

February 21, 2022

So in this episode I sat down for a chat with Super Yacht CEO David Good.  He is also the CEO of AIMEX, the Australian International Marine Export Group who represents the Australian Made Banner of marine exports. 

The average length of stay for a Super Yacht use to be 40 days, now we are hoping to entice the owners, crews and passengers to stay for up to 200 - 365 years a year given the vast Australian marine availability. 

David also served in the Australian Defence which has equiped him with specialised skills in boat operations and when I asked him for an interview I never expected to get an insight into the reality of terrorism. I felt much safer knowing David was in control. Fascinating. 

Is it like Below Deck? or not?

Listen to the end, where I tell you how to get tickets to the Super Yacht Soiree this Saturday 26th February 2022.  Where you'll be able to walk through these amazing boats and get a real sense of the lifestyle and the world of boating. 

For more information visit

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Things to consider when choosing a marina for your boat

Things to consider when choosing a marina for your boat

January 22, 2022

In this episode I'm sharing the considerations and the thoughts you may or may not have thought of before choosing a marina for your boat.  As you know we have Empire Marina in Bobbin Head in Sydney, a 200 berth marina in an idyllic location,  which is at the top of it's game being 5 Gold Anchor Accredited with the Marina Industries Association and having Waterside Bistro - the Marina Restaurant of the Year for 2021.  But we are also now the proud owners of Marmong Point Marina - a 250 berth marina in Lake Macquarie - which believe it or not is far larger than Sydney Harbour. I am also a Director on the Board of the Marina Industries Association. Don't forget I am also a Boat Owner so I see the needs of a consumer in a marina too.

Add to that the fact that I've also seen and been to many other marinas all over the world on ICOMIA events and socially,  and as a result through our boating community,  I've heard what those who use a marina and work in a marina say when it comes to everything from facilities, location, transport, pricing, parking, insurance, environment, security, tidal access and the marina community. I love sharing all of this knowledge with you to improve your boating lifestyle.

I hope you enjoy this one it's packed with useful information and hopefully makes you think about if you are in the right marina for your boating lifestyle too.





A Lifetime of Adventures on the High Seas

A Lifetime of Adventures on the High Seas

January 8, 2022

This is a very special episode introducing John Lawler, our Marina Manager of 17 years. He not only shares his life long adventures and passion for boating but opens up about the choices he made as a young boy that influenced his career.

From the small sail boats to racing in the Sydney to Hobart, John is our very own library of all things boating and is the friendly and welcoming persona you'll find in our front office!

We also discuss the start of my career in boating - I only joined this industry some 10 years ago and was a real novice - I hope that's inspiration to other women out there to have a go in this great industry.

If you are looking for a career change, consider a job in the Marine Industry and check out


Style on the high seas with Duncan Curnow

Style on the high seas with Duncan Curnow

December 18, 2021

In this episode I am speaking to the incredible force that is Duncan Curnow, owner and partner of Ross and Whitcroft and Quality Marine Clothing.

We chat candidly about building niche brands within the Marine Industry and the challenges of creating the clothing that withstands the weather conditions, demands of racing and marine workplaces.  Listen as he shares how he grew the one stop shop that is now distributed around the world in retail and online. 

I always run into Duncan at the Boat Shows and we have a bit of laugh about the logistics and stress of being on a stand but my favourite stories are the ones about the Big Race - The Sydney to Hobart which Duncan had the opportunity to crew in 2007.  Making this episode very timely. 

If you are looking to fit out your crew, invest in good quality marine clothing or find fashion for the high seas then reach out to Duncan - he is your one contact, with all the brands, and the convenience of one invoice for everything including corporate wear and gifts as well.


Story of a girl and her boat.

Story of a girl and her boat.

December 4, 2021

In this episode I speak with Kaylie. Kaylie's career has been in the world of hotels and getaways and she currently works with me in my Venus Getaways business but like so many we speak to she "fell" into the Boating Industry working on Superyachts in one stage of her career so we delve into what it's like working on Superyachts - from meeting rock stars to finding out if it is really like Below Decks or's a quick chat but a lovely one...

The different ways to own a boat

The different ways to own a boat

November 20, 2021

In this episode I explore all the ways you can enjoy the benefits of boating and the different ways to own a boat.

From Boat Club and Commercial Boat Share/Syndication to Private Boat Share and full private boat ownership.

We also touch on chartering boats.

I share the options available, advantages and limitations.

From budgets, maintenance and availability, I share with you everything you should consider before deciding how you own a boat. 

If you have any questions about this episode or would like to know more and the details of some of the great operators in the Boat Share and Club models please DM on instagram @theboatprincess or contact me on I am always happy to point you in the right direction.

See you on the water soon!



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