News & Resources for Yachting Professionals

Feature

Brass Monkeys and Clean Slates: Nautical Terminology II

Following on from our first feature on nautical terminology, we venture further into the truths and myths of old sailing expressions. Join us for a look into the origins of grog, the fate of that poor doomed monkey and the legend of Davy Jones and his underwater storage facility.

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Of Interest

Will Ocean Racers Follow Franklin to the ends of the Arctic?

Robert Molnar has a vision: an ocean race from New York to the Canadian Pacific city of Victoria, via the Arctic.

Interview

Interview: Ulf Sydbeck, Riviera Yacht Support

Ulf Sydbeck talks to OnboardOnline about how his yachting career led him to create Riviera Yacht Support, and how eventual burnout resulted in a better workplace and a better life.

Events

Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Monaco, the home of fine yachting, will be hosting its 24th annual Yacht Show from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 September 2014.

Galley & Provisioning

Wine Myths Exposed: Part I

Do you check if a wine is bad by smelling the cork? Do you blame the sulphites in wine for your headaches, or turn your nose up at drinking red wine with fish? In the first of a two part series, Master of Wine Rod Smith explains 6 of the most common myths about wine.

Apps & Tools

  • Marine&Lakes: USA
    Marine&Lakes: USA
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    A great navigational app for boaters, yachties, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts! Available for multiple regions. 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

  • Fitbit Flex
    Fitbit Flex
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    When it comes to exercise, are you counting the hundreds of steps up and down to the sun deck? Read a review.

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

  • Storm Sailing
    Storm Sailing
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    Renowned sailor Skip Novak explains the fundamentals of sailing through heavy weather. Read more.

  • 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

  • Y.CO
    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

  • 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
    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
    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.

  • 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
    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
    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
    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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    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
    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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