The Foundation of NautiBuoy
Both founders of NautiBuoy have backgrounds in the Superyacht industry
Nina Anderson started work as stewardess on large Motor yachts in the Mediterranean as well as in Mexico and the US. She was quickly promoted and soon became Chief Stewardess. In this role she naturally picked up a keen eye for guest welfare as well as perfect attention to detail. With her unique style, she has created the ultimate range of platform leisure accessories.
Clay Builder was brought up sailing in Mallorca on his fathers yacht and windsurfing school. At 18, he completed a years mariner graduate programme. After 5 years as a yacht trainer and running flotillas in Europe, he began an 11 year career on several large sail and motor yachts as Bosun, Mate and eventually Officer.
After 100s of wash downs using guest ready tenders and even more hours repairing jet ski’s and damage caused to transoms, as well as frustrating days spent looking for marina rafts, Clay realised the need for a multi-functional inflatable platform that yachts could always have access to and easily stow on board.
They both also saw the need for a stable leisure platform where guests could relax, close to the water on a floating island of comfort, or dock their jet-skis safely whilst enjoying the water sports on the yacht.
Their aim was to produce a premium quality platform of superior durability and multi-functionality. Whilst working together on a Med based motor yacht, NautiBuoy Marine was born.
The DAME - Design Award is the most significant marine equipment competition of its kind, anywhere in the world. For 30 years, it has focused attention on the art and science of design in all aspects, from styling, functionality and innovation, through to ease of implementation, practicality of use – and even packaging. It is judged by a panel of top naval architects, boat, interior and industrial designers, plus user experts. To be nominated and then to win a DAME Category and attain the ultimate prize of DAME Award Overall Winner marks a product as being at the pinnacle of design practice in the industry.