About me

Medianaut was founded by Karel Overlaet in 2003. It is the first nautical news & photo brand established in Belgium.

I was interested in photography from an early age. I inherited this from my grandfather and father.

When I was 21 I got my own, first NIKON camera and I still work with that brand.

Over the years my bag got filled with NIKON gear and everywhere I went, it was my companion. It was the era of analog photography.

As the internet arrived I started writing online newsletters about boats and water sports.

I also started building websites. I got a lot of work doing that for companies.

The combination of digital photography and journalism has already brought me to many beautiful places in the world. I now write and take photos for nautical magazines.

Boating became my new focus, especially interested in powerboats and RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boat).

Now I only build websites for myself als you can read in the blog posts.

I run several Facebook pages and groups. Mostly about boating.