The exact role of the engineering watchkeeper varies from vessel to vessel. A vessel's size, number of crew and weather are important factors, as are the expectations of the Chief Engineer or Captain. It can therefore be difficult to define a standard operating procedure (SOP) for a watch keeping engineer, but the fundamentals remain consistent to ensure safe passage and the well-being of everyone onboard.
2017 was quite the year for Superyacht Tenders & Toys who outfitted a number of high profile yachts and went on to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. But more than luck, their success is built on a deep understanding of the practicalities onboard, from garage design to oper...
The only item anybody buys in the hope they are throwing their money away is insurance, regardless of the asset or the risk. In the case of a large yacht, it’s natural to assume that the owner's insurance would cover all eventualities, but what does this mean for the yacht's crew? It's worth knowing...
While Sri Lanka boasts the richly biodiverse Indian Ocean on every side, with famed views and whale watching, the country was not considered a worthy stop for yachts due to the lack of a fully-fledged marina. However, continuing efforts are underway to make “Sri Lanka the next sailing destination in...
Since its inception in 2008, Dubai International Boat Show has not stopped evolving, just as the landscape and skyline around it has been transformed. Taking place from 27 February to 3 March 2018, the ambitious show has a new location this year at Dubai Canal in Jumeirah.
Superyacht Tenders and Toys provides invaluable advice and assistance regarding choice, specification, options, build and integration. We provide the best value and packages in the industry offering a one stop-shop for all your tender and toy needs.
DYT is trusted in the industry as the only transport company offering a fixed schedule for yachts that need to be in a particular place at a particular time, for an event or charter pick-up. Custom carriers use the safe and convenient float-on/float-off method to make the Atlantic crossing a breeze.
Moore Stephens Crew Benefits (MSCB) is dedicated to helping seafarers find straightforward solutions for their long-term financial future, including medical, sickness and pension plans, and financial advice covering all areas. Personal service with a global perspective.
The newest marina in Miami caters specifically to superyachts up to 800' (244m). Guests will have complete peace of mind in this secure facility conveniently located on the MacArthur Causeway, with unparalleled access to Miami's beaches and entertainment destinations.
Porto Montenegro offers marina guests a full homeport solution amidst one of the world’s most spectacular cruising grounds. The prestigious marina offers all the amenities one could need shoreside, with deep-water berths accommodating superyachts of up to 250m.
Villasimius marina is located in the Capo Carbonara Protected Marine Area amidst stretches of sandy beaches on Sardinia’s southeast coast. Welcoming yachts of up to 60m, the marina's harmonious relationship with the sea and its natural surroundings is unsurpassed.
Santa Marta is perfectly positioned for adventurous cruises through the Caribbean, to nearby islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, up and down the Colombian coast and to the Pacific via the Panama Canal. Thanks to the protective sierra, Santa Marta is safe from the hurricanes that often wreak havoc in the Carribean.
Hall of Fame Marina is a gateway to the pleasures of life on the beautiful south coast in Florida. Whether you're in the mood for a cruise, sailing or sport fishing, a dive among the reefs, or a night on the town, you'll find this the perfect place to begin.
Port Hercule is a natural bay at the foot of the ancestral rock of the Principality of Monaco, and one of the few, if not the only deep-water marina of the French Riviera. Port Hercule is also host to the Monaco Yacht Show from 28 September to 1 October.
OneOcean Port Vell is a world-class home port for superyachts, located in the heart of Barcelona. One of few city-centre marinas in the world, visitors can enjoy all that Barcelona and Catalunya have to offer, with the Balearic islands just a short cruise away.
OnboardOnline is a popular platform for the yachting community worldwide - including yacht captains, yacht crew, shoreside professionals and enthusiasts around the globe. We publish a wide range of articles, yachting news, interviews and expert opinion. We also produce the industry's most comprehensive marina directory with local information and resources for visiting yachts, including port regs, berth bookings, security reports, local weather and visitor reviews.
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With years of experience in charter marketing we understand the business of chartering a yacht from provisioning and itineraries to onboard operations. We also publish a comprehensive marina directory and our data is featured onboard many of the world's finest yachts within YachtEye developed by OculusTechnologies.
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