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  • Bembridge harbour Isle of Wight in the English Channel off the Hampshire coast

Ports of Call: Beautiful Bembridge

Jo Moon and Mark Featherstone find a warm welcome in beautiful Bembridge Harbour. ‘The West Coast has the sunshine’, according to the Beach Boys, but ‘the East Coast girls are hip’! A visit to California might be out of reach, but time spent in the welcoming Bembridge Harbour on the east coast of the Isle of Wight is guaranteed to give you ‘Good Vibrations’! Claiming to be the largest village in the UK and crowned Village of the Year in 2019, Bembridge is situated in the large, picturesque natural harbour of Brading Haven, with the 550-berth Duver Marina

  • Hybrid-powered Archipelago catamaran

Archipelago Interview – Long-Term Benefits

30th April 2024|FEATURES|

In this exclusive interview, HMS speaks to Stephen Weatherley, founder and CEO of WSW Marine, about hydrogen, HVO and the development of his sustainability-focused, long-distance, hybrid-powered ‘Archipelago’ catamaran. Could you provide some background to the Archipelago project and what inspired the company’s inception? I started Archipelago Yachts in early 2021, ultimately because I couldn’t find a boat that I wanted on the market. I’ve always had boats in my family, sailing and motor, but I’ve always had a passion for proper seaworthiness and excellent naval architecture. My first sailing boat was a Contessa 32, which is a classic seaworthy

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