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Andrew Blatter

Andrew Blatter

The Founder & Editor

Andrew has been working in the Superyacht Industry since 1988 - when he first 'walked the docks' of the Club de Mar, in Palma, looking for a passage West! Since then, he has sailed around the world and completed six TransAtlantic crossings in his capacity as Professional Captain.

He has his STCW '95 MCA Class IV Master for yachts up to 3000 tons and is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. He managed various refits and a new build out of Southampton, chartered extensively throughout the Med and Caribbean, and did what every professional yachtsman knows he shouldn't do - buy your own boat! 

With Caroline and a young family, they sailed on their 37ft cruising boat 'Tatopani' TransAtlantic to Antigua, where they made their base for 11 years.
Andrew began writing as 'World Correspondent' for Boat International, covering new builds and various Regattas. The need for a 'database' of reliable yachting service contacts became apparent - Andrew found himself recommending services, in Antigua and the Caribbean, to Captains who were returning after a few years being based in the Med or USA, or found themselves in new cruising grounds.
This then was the very 'raison d'etre' for the first Guide book, to collate an 'inside Guide' of Captain's own recommended services throughout the Caribbean, to share the benefits of each other's collective experience.

So In 2002, Andrew and Caroline set up Superyacht Publications, which has flourished over the years, and grown to now publish five Superyacht Services Guides to The Caribbean, The East Coast U.S.A & Bermuda, The Mediterranean, Nothern Europe & Baltic, and The Pacific, Asia & Middle East. 

They have a very committed, experienced and professional team of Authors, all local experts who have been researching and writing for many years.
An outstanding graphic designer in Simon Udal Design; a strong Admin team, the dynamic Serenity Digital for the website, Bishops Printers who diligently turn pdf's into printed Guides, Kestrel for all worldwide shipping and an expert friendly sales team at Bluewater Books help with final distribution.

Andrew became a well recognised face in the Caribbean and Spanish Island of Mallorca, as he travelled researching and writing, networking at the various Boat Shows and always enjoying sailing in Regattas on both sides of the Atlantic.  

In 2011, the family of now 6 moved to England, Andrew and Caroline working alongside each other until Andrew retired in 2016 due to deteriorating ill health, with Caroline taking the reigns of Superyacht Publications full time. 

Sadly, Andrew passed away aged 58 on 6th May 2021, surrounded by his family.