• Yacht Carbon Offset: PR Hype or Making a Difference?

    Posted: 27th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    Yacht Carbon Offset is not a particularly sexy proposition but if there's substance to the hype, why aren't more yacht owners signing up? What are the barriers and what needs to change? We met with Mark Robinson to get his views and learn how carbon offsetting makes a real and tangible difference.
  • French Polynesia with Etienne Boutin: CEO Tahiti Ocean

    Posted: 26th September 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson

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    When you think of Tahiti, you think of palm trees and reefs and beautiful people living the simple island life. All of this is true, but French Polynesia is a semi-autonomous territory of France and it's a slick operation. In the words of Etienne Boutin of APS Tahiti (formerly Tahiti Ocean), "When it comes to superyachts we've got everything covered!" We recently caught up with Etienne in Tahiti's Marina Taina to find out more.
  • Debbie Blazy: Director of Recruitment, Camper & Nicholsons

    Posted: 15th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    Like so many of us in the yachting industry, Debbie Blazy, Director of Recruitment at Camper & Nicholsons, had an interesting journey getting here. Years later, and having witnessed a lot of change, Debbie shines a light on the challenges and the triumphs in yacht crew placement today.
  • Debbie Elliott of TAG Global Training: Yacht Crew & Private Jets

    Posted: 14th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    Private aircraft with fewer than 19 seats are not legally required to have trained cabin crew and many yacht crew find themselves working onboard their bosses’ private jet without any specific training. Debbie Elliott of TAG Global Training talks about the synergies and differences from a crew perspective, and the courses now available. 
  • Danny McGowan on the Role of Nautilus in Yachting

    Posted: 17th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    For many seafarers, Nautilus International is an important ally during their maritime careers, while for many in the yachting industry it remains a bit of a mystery. There's also the view in some corners that superyacht employment and unions don't mix. Nautilus wants to change this so we spoke to Danny McGowan to learn about the many benefits to individual members of all ranks, and its role in shaping maritime employment legislation at the highest level.
  • Paul Pringle of Solarglide on the Trends in Solar Screens

    Posted: 12th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    Solar screens are not compulsory on board yachts but we've all heard stories of the effects of solar glare in terms of safety and possible damage to your eyes. Recognizing the potential market, Paul Pringle founded Solarglide in 2008, now supplying solar screens to some of the largest vessels afloat. From generations of shipbuilders in the North East of England, Paul shares his take on the superyacht sector and what's new on the horizon.
  • Photographer Katie Jane Howson

    Posted: 8th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    Working on yachts can be a feast for the eyes, rich pickings for the observer with an artistic bent in a hotbed of sharp design, remote locations, the colours, the light and the people. For stewardess Katie Jane Howson it all started there and, after training to become a professional photographer, she's back on board on the other side of the lens. We recently met up in Antibes to find out more.
  • Caroline Rossy: A Life After Yachting

    Posted: 2nd August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    Caroline Rossy is one of those people who reminds you that everything in life is a choice, up to a point. An ex-stew, she knows a thing or two about the challenges of moving ashore and, recognizing a common problem, she put her experience to good use as a life coach to help others shape a life after yachting. We caught up with Caroline to find out more.
  • Interview: Daniel Ziriakus, COO Northrop & Johnson

    Posted: 25th June 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson

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    Daniel Ziriakus is not someone you forget in a hurry. As well as his physical stature, you cannot fail to notice his energy and drive; this is a man on a mission. Following a rapid ascent, Daniel is now Chief Operating Officer at Northrop & Johnson in Fort Lauderdale, where we caught up to get his take on the trends currently impacting the yachting industry.
  • Interview: Superyacht Scholarship Winner James Benning

    Posted: 28th May 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    James Benning was the winner of the Exterior Department in the Superyacht Scholarship Competition launched earlier this year by Alison Rentoul. Just a few months on and James has already landed his first job as Deckhand onboard 55m MY Netanya 8, following in the footsteps of his grandfather with the ambition to become a superyacht captain.
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