Gemma Fottles

British writer living in Amsterdam. Former Editor of the SuperYacht Times daily news website and bi-monthly newspaper, and now enjoying a freelance adventure. Impassioned by beautiful storytelling, accurate reporting and everything to do with the world of yachts and travel. 


Travel always has and always will be my absolute passion in life. Starting my Cosmopolitan Blog Awards nominated travel blog, Fottles Travels, whilst at university and contributing to several travel publications over the years has fed this passion. Although the majority of my professional writing experience has been focused on yachting, it has been fantastic to transfer my 'student-backpacking-millennial' travel writing experience to the luxury side of wanderlust, and I am extremely excited to return the majority of my focus back to travel. From backpacking in Zambia to sipping cocktails on a superyacht in St Lucia - I embrace it all. 


Working as Editor of the international superyacht publication the SuperYacht Times for several years has left me with a specialised, in-depth knowledge of all things superyacht. From yachting lifestyle and luxury travel on board the world's most glamorous floating palaces, to in-build construction reports and extensive interviews with the best designers, shipyard CEO's and event organisers - I've covered it all at SuperYacht Times, and have loved learning every aspect of the multifaceted world of yachting on the way. 

The SuperYacht Times bi-monthly newspaper

The SuperYacht Times is published bi-monthly with a circulation of 10,000. Focusing on superyacht news and information, the publication is well known for its in-depth, candid features teamed with some of the best photography in the industry. As Editor, I successfully made and maintained the publication as one of the most revered in the yachting business. Working with the publisher and editorial team, I set content, interviewed significant figures in yachting and met strict publishing deadlines, always working closely with the designer to ensure a beautiful end result.
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Writing great articles and blog posts has made up around 65% of my writing career. As Editor at SuperYacht Company, my skills with words were often put to other uses. This included copywriting for some of the industry's most important institutions, editing an annual market intelligence report, and executing a 3-day seminar programme in London's renowned Saatchi Gallery. Prior, I also contributed to the establishment of the digital magazines Go Social Film Magazine, Pole Dance Fitness Magazine, and Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets. Some of my current clients include copywriting sharp marketing material for some of the world's most esteemed shipyards, ensuring a consistent tone of voice and excellent copy. 

Official Press Kit Monaco Yacht Show 2016

Created for the most important and influential annual yachting event in the world, the successful completion of the official Press Kit for the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 was an incredibly challenging but satisfying project. Starting from scratch, I created the concept and outline whilst corresponding with the MYS Marketing Director, ultimately writing the content and directing the design process to deliver a beautiful, informative press kit distributed to 1,000s of industry professionals around the world.
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