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39 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
Ep. #20 - Liz Walz - Leading as the wave of Marine sales is peaking! MRAA
I speak with Liz Walz. Liz is a senior leader at the Marine Retailers Association of America. At a time when the challenges mount around the world, the boating industry is seeing record sales and interest. We talk about what is going on and how the sharing economy continues to underpin growth for the boating world. Please have a listen and download.
36 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
Ep. #19 - Josie Tucci - Sailing the world over is pretty awesome!
I speak with Josie Tucci. Josie is a senior sales and marketing leader at The Moorings and Sunsail. As leading global charter and travel companies, we address how their business has been challenged in the current environment and also how the sharing economy has changed the way they go to market. Have a listen and please download.
41 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
Ep. #18 - Brian Moseley - Boston is "wicked cool" and why its the place to sail.
I speak with Brian Moseley. Brian is part of the ownership group of SailTime Boston and we have a great discussion on all the ways that make sense to get on the water in the area across many different types of sharing platforms and the pros and cons of each. We cover a wide range of topics that address the continuum of needs and personas of folks wanting to use ad-hoc services all the way to boutique higher-end needs. Have a listen and subscribe.
33 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Ep. #17 - Raiyaan Nayeem - Hubloft and his take on sharing post pandemic
I speak with Raiyaan who I connected with through his writings on how the pandemic is impacting the sharing economy now and going forward. Raiyaan put AirBnB on the map in India and has some very well-formed thoughts on this topic. Have a listen and please subscribe and download.
31 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
Ep. #16 - Thom Dammrich - past President of the NMMA
I speak with Thom Dammrich (using Zoom so please excuse a couple of times you might hear the zoom audio garble) who is the most recent past President of the National Marine Manufacturing Association. Thom has a very senior and unique perspective on the marine and recreational boating world and we discuss the growth of boating and how shared boating platforms contribute. Have a listen and please subscribe and download.
31 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Ep. #15 - Cherie Starner & SailTime Philadelphia | Jersey Shore
I speak with Cherie Starner, who is at the helm of SailTime Philadelphia and Jersey Shore. We talk about the uniqueness of what it is like to sail in the Philly area, the Jersey Shore, how wildly different these two cultures are, challenges and a few surprises, among others topics. Cherie is an accomplished broker, instructor, and photographic journalist.
37 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Ep. #14 - Graham Raspass and what it takes to run a boating empire in Sydney
I speak with Graham Raspass who runs a bit of a boating empire out of Sydney Australia. Graham and I talk about how boating, sailing, and business on the water down under has evolved in the recent years around shared asset and peer to peer networks and other fun Aussie stories. Have a listen and please download.
36 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Ep. #13 - John Giglio & The Freedom Boat Club - Built on a solid foundation!
I speak with John Giglio, the CEO of The Freedom Boat Club recently acquired by Brunswick. We talk about a handful of topics like the origins of FBC, COVID impacts, synergies post-acquisition, sharing's future, among others.
42 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Ep. #12 - Nic Harvey & Jeanneau - Perfect together
I speak to Nic Harvey who is the President of Jeanneau America. Nic is very passionate about the sailing and the sharing economy and sees many ways that sharing platforms can help to broaden the appeal of boating and get more people on the water, ultimately making everyone smile more. Why not? Please download, subscribe and have a listen.
37 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Ep. #11 - Hear ye Hear ye - John Peterson & Bavaria - Learn more
I speak to John Peterson of Hunter Marine fame, who has always been on the leading edge of how to grow and market a boating brand. From John's visionary approach to growing Hunter to his newly inked deal with Bavaria yachts we cover a host of topics around the shared asset boating space among other topics.
37 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Ep. #10 - SoCal sailing w/ Chris Jester
I speak with Chris Jester. Chris has built a family business in Orange County that started with SailTime and has since evolved in to a small empire including a school, charter and other new additions. Have a listen to hear about what it's like to enjoy the treasures this area has to offer. Hint: Catalina is only a small part. Please download and subscribe.
43 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
Ep. #9 - Power Cats - a platform for fun w/ Lex Raas
I speak to Lex Raas who is a pioneer in the marine industry having led the charge from the early days of the catamaran as an option in the charter industry and is now leading the way with Aquila power cats. Listen as we discuss the origins of the power cat ,the platforms appeal for shared asset usage, user based design and research and living your fantasy in the South Pacific.
38 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Ep. #8 - What's up with publishing w/ Sally Helme
I speak with Sally Helme who is a senior marine industry leader in the publishing space and has been for 25 years. She knows a thing or two and has the data to back it up. In the episode we talk about racing vs cruising sailors, sailing manufacturing consolidation and the tranquility of sailing under a moonlit sky. Have a listen and please download and subscribe. If you love the show please leave us a review at RateThisPodcast.com/sharedexperiences. Thank you.
35 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Ep. #7 - Get your boat w/ Bryan Petro the COO of GetMyBoat
I speak with Bryan Petro COO of GetMyBoat and talk about the challenges of getting the experience right, making sure boaters are safe and insured and some of the surprises that platforms like these tend to offer consumers. Please have a listen, download and subscribe.
37 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Ep. #6 - Cruising with Bob Bitchin of Latitudes and Attitudes
In this episode I speak with Bob Bitchin, the publisher of Latitudes & Attitudes. This episode is great. It is hard for it not to be as Bob is such a colorful personality with a depth of stories that are hard to rival. We weave discussion around cruising, generational changes and sailing stories. Have a listen and please download and subscribe.
38 minutes | May 29, 2020
Ep. #5 - Learning what it takes with Charlie Nobles of the American Sailing Association (ASA)
I talk with Charlie Nobles about where education fits in to the sharing economy when it comes to boating and sailing. We cover a range of topics from surprise impacts/benefits from the pandemic to some interesting backstory from Charlie and when he ran the Planetary Association when Elon Musk was a young member and a young Japanese sailor that circumnavigated the earth. Have a listen and please download and subscribe.
35 minutes | May 20, 2020
Ep. #4 - Sailing the SF bay with Lisa Chapin | GM & Owner SailTime SF
I talk with Lisa Chapin who is the GM and owner of SailTime San Francisco and has been for almost 15 years. She shares how the local market and industry from the perspective of her business, the sharing economy and our current pandemic related reality. Have a listen and please download and subscribe.
41 minutes | May 15, 2020
Ep. #3 - Sailing and sharing with Todd Hess | Pres/CEO SailTime
I am joined by President/CEO of SailTime, Todd Hess who is at the helm and has been for over 10 years. He has a learned a few things about the sharing economy and just wrote “How the Boating Industry is Adapting to the Sharing Economy”. We talk about how generational changes are affecting the marine industry, the sharing platforms in this space as well as how the boating industry including manufacturers and dealers have adapted. Listen for some discussion, Q&A and more.
22 minutes | May 8, 2020
Ep. #2 - SailTime's Origin Story
As I mentioned in Ep. #1 I wanted to take some time to lay out the foundation and story around the innovation involved with starting SailTime in 2001 many years before sharing any size of asset was a thing. This is a pretty brief tale at a high level that lets you understand the basics.
5 minutes | May 5, 2020
Ep. #1 - Introduction and overview of what's to come
Just a quick 5 min episode to say hello and set the course for what, where and how the Experience Sharing podcast will deliver value to it's listeners going forward! More episodes to follow in the days and weeks to come. We are excited to get this journey started.
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