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Mark Hilpern

Mark Hilpern has circumnavigated the globe twice with Thom Thom his 1963, 43 foot sloop. Throughout the course of his career as a yacht broker Mark has worked with many of the world’s finest shipyards and been involved with the construction, sale and purchase of a number of iconic yachts. He is now based at Camper and Nicholsons International in Mayfair. His Pommy Polar is exceptional!

The most memorable place I have been in the past year is…

A little bay in the top end of North Goa.

If I had to choose one vacation destination for the rest of my life it would be…

Goa.

My favourite city is…

London; if a man is tired of London he must be tired of life itself.

I always go back to eat at…

Chelsea Arts Club.

The most exhilarating culinary experience I have ever had was…

Nobu.

The first thing to appear on my list of guilty pleasures would be…

A 1962 Pomerol with a straw.

If I was asked to fill a large domestic space with art I would…

Lucian Freud

My style icon is…

I have no style icon but to give an answer, Andy Warhol

My favourite piece of clothing is…

My sarong because it does everything

My favourite movie is…

Scarface

My biggest work inspiration is…

The sea

When I was 25 my ambition was to…

Sail around the world

My alternative career path would have been…

Jail

The most exciting developments in the yacht world in 2015 are…

Lighter building materials, carbon fibre, the hydrogen engine to come.

The person I would be most interested to meet, dead or alive is…

Jesus Christ

The greatest challenge I have had to surmount in my life so far is…

Spinach

As a member of a Pub quiz team, my specialist category would be…

Cheating

This time in ten years I will be…

Old

Camper & Nicholsons Int; http://www.camperandnicholsons.com

Chelsea Arts Club; http://chelseaartsclub.com

Nobu; http://www.noburestaurants.com