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ON TOUR: SOUTHAMPTON
THE CENTER OF SUPERYACHTING?

"When a wealthy individual purchases a yacht, it sets off a chain reaction of economic events that allows, people like my Dad, to put food on our table. 'ON TOUR' aims to explore these hidden but profound connections that tie us all together in the tapestry of our global economy."

WE'RE STARTING IN THE UK

Between Two Yetis is going on tour with the help of our friends at GMT - Global Marine Travel.

 

Seven years ago, we started this journey of discovering the human side of the marine industry, one person at a time and now, we’re taking the show on the road.

 

Ken Hickling is our first ‘Tour Guide’ and we’re going to visit Southampton as he proves to us that it is the Capital of the Superyachting Industry. From boat builders to approval agencies, marinas to industry associations, we’ll follow Ken through a whirlwind tour before breaking bread at his favorite Indian restaurant.

 

Our aim is to showcase the diversity and economic importance of all industries to the general public. ON TOUR will celebrate that in the most personable of ways.

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OUR FIRST TOUR GUIDE

MR KEN HICKLING

Ken Hickling has been a regular on Between Two Yetis, and so it is only fitting that we kick off the series with him showing us his hometown of Southampton. We’re going to see the places he frequents, the people he works with, share a bit o’ banter at his local pub, and chin wag over a meal at his favorite local Indian restaurant.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Ken Hickling has been in the business of boating for the past 20 years. From 1998 until 2015 he was the driving force behind International Paint/Awlgrip.  He now runs his own business consultancy, Sherpa63, assisting companies in the marine space.

 

Ken has served on the board of the International Superyacht Society for over 6 years and is an active advocate of the industry through Superyacht Charities and Superyacht UK. Outside of the industry he also spends his time supporting local charities Beyond the Streets and Southampton Community Families Trust.

 

A keen sailor, a trained boat builder and a proper British bloke - we’re going to have some fun!

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