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Make the Most of Being in Port

A chief stewardess stands near the transom, impatiently tapping her foot as the yacht enters the port and draws slowly towards a rusting commercial dock. She squints her eyes: are there people waiting on the dock? She hopes so, they’ve been at sea 20 days and there’s only 18.5 hours until the guests arrive...

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Of Interest

Rebels Fire on Ukrainian Ship at Sea

Pro-Russian separatists have fired on a Ukrainian broader patrol ship in the Sea of Azov by firing artillery from the shore, and a Ukrainian military spokesman said a rescue operation was under way.


Interview: Jacqui Lockhart

OnboardOnline caught up with Jacqui as she outlined ambitious plans for the future of the MYBA Charter Show, including a possible change of venue.

Films, Blogs & Music

Top 5 Cinematic Pirates

There’s a little voice inside us all that secretly wants to side with the villain, so let's take a look at the top five cinematic pirates that have washed up on our shores over the years.


Haystacks and Beanbags: Where do all the sails go?

Racing sails aren't cheap, only lasting three years at peak performance. So what happens to them after they're replaced? A new industry is reconditioning sailing history for a new life.

Apps & Tools

  • LinkedIn to Tinder!
    LinkedIn to Tinder!
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    We all know apps are useful, but have you ever thought about what they could do for your yachting career? Help or hinder? Read a review

  • Storm Sailing Techniques
    Storm Sailing Techniques
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    Renowned racer and expedition sailor Skip Novak explains the fundamentals of sailing safely through heavy weather. Read more

  • MedAire Trip Ready
    MedAire Trip Ready
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    Flight planning and travel risk management just got a whole lot easier with MedAire's comprehensive risk assessment app. Read more

  • Y.CO
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    Y.CO's app provides users with up to date information on luxury yachts available for sale and charter worldwide. Read more

  • My Boat Show
    My Boat Show
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    The official events app for the Miami Yacht & Brogerage Show, FLIBS, St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show and The Palm Beach International Boat Show. Read a review.

  • Vivino
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    This is the most useful wine app we've found for yacht stews. An excellent tool since you can never know too much about wine! Read a review.

  • OOW Colregs
    OOW Colregs
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    Are you swotting up for your OOW? These apps could help you pass the dreaded oral exam! Read a review

  • Balearic Lighthouses
    Balearic Lighthouses
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    A well designed app series for all lighthouse fans, photographers, yachtsmen and sailors. The app is combined with a free Photo Sharing service. Read a review.

  • Apps for the Constant Mariner
    Apps for the Constant Mariner
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    Eight mobile apps offering a high-tech solution for a problem you didn’t even know you had! Read a Review.

  • Pocket
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    In today's world of information overload, it's harder and harder to organize what you want to read online. Along comes Pocket. Read a review.

  • Don't Miss the Game!
    Don't Miss the Game!
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    Just because you’re stuck scrubbing down the hull or manning a late-night watch does not grant you an automatic excuse to be negligent in your sporting life. Read a review

  • WindGURU
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    For all you Salty Dogs and Surf Dudes, a great weather app. Wind, wave and weather data can be accessed for almost 3000 spots. Read a review.

  • Boat Paint Guide
    Boat Paint Guide
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    International's Boat Paint Guide has gone digital! Everything you need to know to keep your boat beautiful and sailing smoothly. Read a review

  • What's on My Boat?
    What's on My Boat?
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    Looking for something on your boat? At the chandler and can’t remember what it was you wanted? Here's an app for you! Read a review.

  • 8 Tracks
    8 Tracks
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    If you become easily bored with the music you own, there's now a plethora of apps and sites which allow you to stream pre-made playlists. Read a review.

  • MarineTraffic
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    MarineTraffic displays real-time positions of ships worldwide. It covers a huge number of important shipping routes. Read a review.

  • Charter Digest
    Charter Digest
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    Vacation Awaits – This app now offers a new way to search for and reserve luxury yacht charters simply and quickly. Read a review.

  • ILO MLC Pocket Checklist
    ILO MLC Pocket Checklist
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    Reduce the risk of port state control detentions with this app's interactive checklist. Read a review.

  • The DC Wire Sizer
    The DC Wire Sizer
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    The DC Wire Sizer is the most complete and comprehensive marine DC wire-sizing tool available. Read a review

  • Diving Dude
    Diving Dude
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    Discover the New Diving Dude: The Scuba Diving World in 6 Squares. Diving Dude Team brings you an amazing update of the best app for Scuba Divers. Read a review.

  • Managing Your Money
    Managing Your Money
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    Between countries, between tax codes, between currencies, between banks? Imagine if there was an app... Read a review

  • WhatsApp
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    WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for iPhone and other smartphones, allowing for cross-platform messaging without all the hidden fees. Read a review.

  • 2Do
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    From a simple checklist to full-blown projects, 2Do is useful task manager that keeps you organized. Read a review

  • Marine Mate
    Marine Mate
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    A free new smartphone app gives New Zealand water users easy access to any information they need when heading out onto the water. Read a Review

  • Crew Work and Rest
    Crew Work and Rest
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    Following on from MLC 2006, the developers of Triton Administrator have created a new web app you might need! Read a review.

  • Evernote Hello
    Evernote Hello
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    No more racking your brain to remember someone’s name! Evernote’s mobile phone and tablet app Hello is just the ticket. Read a review

  • Learn a New Language!
    Learn a New Language!
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    For fluency or just for brushing up, here are five great language-learning apps to help you get where you want to be. Read a review

  • Yachtie
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    Yachtie lets you share your yacht's position and keep track of where your boating friends and family are. Perfect for co-ordinating rendezvous or just staying in touch. Read a review.

  • Captain's Tool Box
    Captain's Tool Box
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    One-stop Boat and Ship navigation and seamanship resource. A dozen apps in one – from unit converter to boating regulations. Read a review.

  • AroundMe
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    AroundMe is a great app for finding local businesses and bars when you arrive in port - or anywhere else for that matter! Read a review

  • Sochi 2014
    Sochi 2014
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    Here are some of the best apps for you to follow the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi! Get live video, stats, medal counts and much more. Read a review

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