• Yacht Engaged in Trade (YET) - Compliance Explained

    Posted: 4th November 2015 | Written by: Mark Robinson

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    Yacht Engaged in Trade or YET, the new initiative by the Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry, was the hot topic of the moment when launched at Monaco Yacht Show 2015. The initiative certainly raised some eyebrows while also receiving a significant number of nods. Mark Robinson, Master Mariner and Chief Surveyor at MRMC clarifies the requirements for compliance with MLC 2006.
  • PYET: Solution for Dual Use of a Yacht in the Med

    Posted: 12th October 2015 | Written by: Janet Xanthopoulos

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    After nearly two years of hard work along with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry, WES, the French Customs and the Port State Control Authorities, Rosemont Yacht Services announces a new solution to help owners overcome their concerns about full commercial registration for yachts with mainly private use.
  • I Need Support not 'Management'!

    Posted: 18th September 2015 | Written by: Stuart Biesel, MTSI

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    Would you travel on an airplane if you knew the airline had no schedule in place for maintenance, crew training, or safety procedures? Similarly, as the owner of a yacht, or simply as a guest, I would like to know there is a system at work to protect the vessel and everyone on board.
  • Tax,Yacht Ownership and Registration: What to expect?

    Posted: 2nd June 2015 | Written by: Rosemont Yacht Services

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    Since the ECJ ruling “Bacino Charter Company” it has become increasingly difficult for owners of commercially registered yachts to continue to operate their yacht on a real commercial basis. This arises from the unprecedented number and variety of different rules across Europe in conjunction with fewer fiscal advantages gained from operating commercial yachts within EU waters.
  • Management: Good, Bad or Ugly? A Captain's Perspective

    Posted: 14th August 2013 | Written by: Captain Anonymous

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    At best, a valued resource and partner. At worst, undermining to captain and crew confidence, chasing a quick buck to the long-term detriment of the entire industry.
  • Management Companies: Good, Bad or Ugly? An Engineer's Perspective

    Posted: 15th June 2013 | Written by: Mike Wilson

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    Isn’t that the question of the decade? As the years have progressed, there has been a significant shift in the industry towards owners putting the well-being of their vessels in the hands of more organized and structured programs. This was not always the case. For many years, management companies were around, but on a much less proportionate level. There was still the “sales” side that was taking place and each owner was getting the pitch about the “real benefits” that this extra large expense was providing for them.
  • The Right Stuff

    Posted: 21st March 2013 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    As a yacht manager and former yacht captain, Fabien Roché has had quite a bit of experience with placing crew. In recent years however, he’s noticed that not everyone has necessarily put in the right amount of time to gain the experience. When it comes to young, ambitious crewmembers pursuing a slew of certification courses so that they’ve got the right piece of paper at hand, Roché has found that certain yachtsmen nowadays maybe aren’t always quite as capable as they were in past decades.
  • The Experience Factor: The relationship between captain and management

    Posted: 7th January 2013 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    For Fabien Roché, COO of Sunrise Yachts and ex captain, the art of yacht management is all about relationships – the most perilous of which is that between the management company and the captain. Too often that relationship can be strained on various fronts, as some managers may choose to bark orders at captains who in turn do not really appreciate having to abide to orders that might well be unjustified.