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VAT is the Question

There are many reasons why people choose to cruise the Med’s hotspots, but clarity of regulatory requirements is certainly not one of them. Not only are superyachts struggling to figure out the exact implications of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, but a slew of new VAT laws this year has added to the bureaucratic maze in the Med.

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Of Interest

Parking A Superyacht Isn’t That Easy

YouTube user Andy Wheeler filmed his Chopi Chopi superyacht entering the port of Bonifacio Harbor in Corsica on July 16th, 2014.


Superyacht Super-Chefs: Meet Phil Colicchio

In the last decade, the term “Super-Chef” has come to define a galaxy of creative thinkers who have attached their names to everything from hotel restaurants to beach resorts.


How to Select Security Services for Yachts

The selection of security services providers is often a headache that the captain could very happily do without, notwithstanding the critical safety service they are there to deliver.


Sydney International Boat Show 2014

The Sydney International Boat Show is the only show of its kind in Australia since 1968 and will be held this year from the 31st July to the 4th August.

Apps & Tools

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Y.CO
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    Y.CO's app provides users with up to date information on a vast selection of luxury yachts available for sale and charter worldwide.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Introducing OO Ports & Shoreside!

    Simply the best port directory on the market - full of useful information for anyone entering one of the superyacht ports worldwide. For crew, yachting professionals and visitors - find port services, local suppliers and tourist information in and around each port.  

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