News & Resources for Yachting Professionals


Superyacht Bullies: When Crew Turn on Crew

A female crew member was allegedly repeatedly attacked by a senior male crew member over a period of months. Bullying exists on yachts as it does in life, but this case is instructive, in that it paints a worst-case scenario of what can happen when crew turn on other crew.

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Of Interest

Wreckage of WWII German U-boat Found off Coast of North Carolina

A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.


Interview Andy Cully

Walking along the Esplanade du Bastion St Jaume as some of the Med’s finest examples of classic yachts nestle cheek by jowl at the Antibes Yacht Show, one of those that immediately catches the eye is S/Y Eilean.


Leadership at Sea - Closing Words on an Abused Topic

If every article on Leadership in the Maritime world was represented by a toothpick, most of us would agree that we would require the services of a chain saw for a very long day to cut through all the dead wood out there.

Tech & Comms

Yacht Electronic Technology Projects: The 80-20 Rule

You might not be familiar with the term "80-20 Rule," but I'm sure you've seen it in practice. Also called the "Pareto Principle," the "Law of the Vital Few," and the “Principle of Factor Sparsity," it states that in many instances, about 80% of the effects come from about 20% of the causes.

Apps & Tools

  • Caribbean
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    A complete tour and travel guide to help you get the most out of your visit to the Caribbean Islands. Read more.

  • My Boat Show
    My Boat Show
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    The official app for FLIBS, St. Petersburg, Miami Beach and Palm Beach International Boat Shows. Read more.

  • Fort Lauderdale
    Fort Lauderdale
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    Fort Lauderdale Fun+Sun Travel Guide by Lynne Helm keeps you up on what's new, hot, hip and happening. 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 8 Tracks
    8 Tracks
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    If you become easily bored with the music you own, a range of apps and sites allow you to stream pre-made playlists. 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.

  • 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.

  • Diving Dude
    Diving Dude
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    The Diving Dude Team brings you an update on the best app for Scuba Divers. 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
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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

  • 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.

  • My Monte Carlo
    My Monte Carlo
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    With the Monaco Yacht Show this week, stay focused and let the "My Monte-Carlo" app take care of the basics. Read more.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
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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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