• Provisioning & Inventory Made Easy

    Posted: 13th November 2017 | Written by: Matthew Hyde

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    Superyachts are well known for being high consumers of provisioning items. For everything from food and toiletries to spare parts and fuel, crew are constantly kept busy with the never ending cycle of managing consumables. However, digital solutions are playing an increasingly important role in improving and streamlining these processes.
  • Meet the Engineers Behind Seahub at Hunter Oceanic

    Posted: 6th June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    You know what they say, it takes one to know one, and that's precisely the philosophy behind Seahub developed by Hunter Oceanic. Built by engineers for engineers, Seahub is an intuitive cloud-based yacht maintenance software conceived by Matt Hyde and Sam Wheaton, old school friends and ex-superyacht engineers who spotted a gap in the market. We met up to find out more.
  • Marpoint Case Study: Golden Yachts

    Posted: 7th October 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    These days the most pressing concern of any yacht owner or guest is the quality of the internet on board. Despite massive strides in quality and coverage, it still remains the greatest headache for private and charter yachts, and having a flexible and reliable service is always a priority. With so much choice on the market, here's one solution that made for a very happy IT manager responsible for the fleet of five Golden Yachts
  • Keeping Guests Connected & Happy Onboard

    Posted: 25th September 2016 | Written by: Kellen Blassingame

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    People expect the same level of connectivity onboard their yachts as they have on land and increasingly you're likely to need a bandwidth upgrade or improved performance from your existing yacht satellite broadband. Here are 5 tips to optimize bandwidth.
  • Excel, Data & the Next Best Thing in Project Management

    Posted: 15th September 2016 | Written by: Ian Hornsby, Hub Ware

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    Excel is truly one of the IT world’s best productivity ideas … thank you Lotus, Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston … ably abetted by Mitch Kapor and then Bill Gates. Thirty years of finessing the original concept doesn’t however change the fact that Excel is one of computing’s grandparents. So what's the next best thing?
  • Hassle Free SIM for the Summer

    Posted: 12th July 2016 | Written by: Diane Franklin

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    If it would take a surgical procedure to separate you from your smart phone - you are not alone. A recent report found that, on average, people check their phones 150 times per day and spend 177 minutes using them. Of course owners and guests are no exception, and expect seamless connectivity when they move from shore to yacht.
  • VMAG Transforms a 90m Offshore Vessel into a Luxury Yacht

    Posted: 16th June 2016 | Written by: Sharon Phillips

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    Voyager Maritime Alliance Group is in the process of converting a 90m commercial vessel into a luxury yacht, a project that will take 16 months from start to finish. Design and instrumentation is taking place at VMAG's base in Fort Lauderdale, with manufacturing in Europe by Radio Zeeland.
  • Cisco vs Ruckus: What's on Your Yacht?

    Posted: 13th January 2016 | Written by: Emesto Pena Jr - Great Circles Systems

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    These days, being able to connect to the internet is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Part of that is the capabilities of your network and WiFi infrastructure. In this weeks blog we'll go over the things that need to be considered when designing and planning a WiFi network aboard your vessel. What type of equipment will I need? Should I go Cisco or should I go with Ruckus. Well why not both?
  • Where is my Bandwidth?

    Posted: 21st September 2015 | Written by: Daniel Shea

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    These days, guests and crew alike carry at least as many mobile-connected devices as they have hands. This hyper-connectivity stretches thin the often already low satellite bandwidth onboard many yachts to a point where it is barely usable. Without substantial control, the result is that each user – owners, guests and crew alike – may have an unsatisfying experience.
  • Cell Phones: Give Them the Float Test?

    Posted: 31st August 2015 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    Q: Geoff, Captain: Every time I see my crew these days they seem to be on their blooming mobile phones. No-one talks to each other in the crew mess anymore and I’m sure their work is suffering because they’re obsessed with checking their phones every two seconds!
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