INSIGHTS

Manta’s 10 Year Anniversary

In celebration of Manta Maritime’s 10 year anniversary directors Anthony Gradwell and Ken Appleby held a fabulous party at Heston Blumenthal’s world renowned Fat Duck restaurant. Whilst Heston wasn’t there in person, he was very much present in each of the 16 courses of molecular gastronomy. Highlights included cocktails prepared in liquid nitrogen, hot and cold rabbit tea, and after-dinner treats dispensed from a £150,000 model sweetshop.

Since its humble beginning in March 2006, Manta has diversified from solely providing maritime regulatory advice to the large yachting industry, to a full range of management and consulting services including surveying, new-building supervision, and the full management of large yachts and passenger ships.

Current non-management projects include providing technical superintendency services to a 134m passenger yacht, and new-build support to a 116m passenger yacht.

I am very proud of what Manta has achieved and how we’ve developed over the first 10 years, but now the real work begins – building our fleet of managed yachts, and expanding our products and services. Here’s to another 10 years of challenges and growth!
Anthony Gradwell (Managing Director)

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Bermuda DoC

Having just won the management of a well-known Bermuda-registered yacht, we’ve obtained an ISM Document of Compliance from The Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Administration. Manta now has DoCs issued by Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Marshall Islands, but we welcome yachts of any size and flag to our fleet!

It seemed to sink in…

One of Manta’s Directors had a very different kind of afternoon recently, when he talked to some local primary school students about buoyancy.  Anthony’s virtual audience have been studying The Titanic at school and were unable to make any visits to local maritime museums due to the lockdown restrictions. He was happy to add some...

Another successful shipyard period

After a busy shipyard period in Trieste, one of the larger yachts under Manta’s management has entered back into service, looking magnificent with a fresh coat of anti-fouling and polished props. We like to think that it’s no fluke that this happens – planned scrupulously and managed meticulously. Guided with passion and drive on the...