, 2022-10-28 05:00:18,
This BVI-based entrepreneur tells Olivia Michel how he found and refitted his new home – the 36.58-metre classic motor yacht Jura II.
“To be honest, I think that 99 per cent of modern boats are ugly,” says Cameron McColl, from on board his classic motor yacht Jura II. This is perhaps not a surprising statement from the BVIs-based businessman, who has just finished restoring a classic Aston Martin DB9 convertible and collects historic scientific instruments in his spare time.
Speaking from a Turkish bay, McColl describes his neighbours as “vanilla”, gesturing to the marina behind him. “I’ve got dozens of modern yachts around me and they are instantly forgettable. They’re also totally impractical,” he adds. “They’ve got huge engines that use vast amounts of fuel and yet are incapable of crossing an ocean. I just think they’re not much use.”
McColl graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc in Electrical Engineering and then moved to Australia where he helped develop the world’s first portable ultrasound scanner
Credit: Cameron McColl
McColl’s love for rebuilding and collecting classics directly contrasts with his career background in electronics and technology. Born and raised in Scotland, McColl graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc in electrical engineering. Fresh out of higher education, he emigrated to Australia where he helped develop the world’s first portable ultrasound scanner. His subsequent career moves saw him work…
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