Posted: 7th January 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson
Camper & Nicholson's has long been synonymous with the pedigree of old school style, a familiar brand with a face you can trust. But yacht brokerage is notoriously competitive and changes in technology and patterns of wealth are keeping the big players on their toes. A natural innovator with a solid background in luxury markets, President Paolo Casani is steering a steady course with one eye firmly on the Asian market.
Posted: 13th November 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson
As superyachts get bigger and the quest for novelty continues, there's growing demand for custom tenders and toys at sea and on land. Josh Richardson saw the opportunity to deliver, but there's more to this story than luck. We met up with Josh to learn about the challenges and trends behind the meteoric rise of Superyacht Tenders & Toys.
Posted: 27th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.
Posted: 26th September 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson
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.
Posted: 15th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.
Posted: 14th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.
Posted: 17th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.
Posted: 12th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.
Posted: 8th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.
Posted: 2nd August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.