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.
Posted: 25th June 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson
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.
Posted: 28th May 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.
Posted: 15th May 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Chosen from a total of 263 applicants from all over the world, Zhara Bathe was the Interior and Grand Prize winner of the Superyacht Scholarship Competition launched by Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach. Just two months on and Zhara has already landed her first job on board a new build 50m launching this season.
Posted: 10th May 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
The four winners of the Superyacht Scholarship Competition, launched by Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach, were announced in a live webinar in March, chosen from a total of 263 applicants from all over the world. We recently caught up with each of them to find out how they got involved and what winning will mean for their career hopes going forward.
Posted: 20th April 2016 | Written by: Jason Scott
YPI Crew speaks to Abigail Doherty, a superyacht engineer, about her experience of gaining employment in the yachting industry. One of the most exciting things about the yachting industry is the sheer variety of yacht crew jobs and the possibilities that are on offer to people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Unfortunately, women still form a minority percentage of those employed in the yacht engineering industry.
Posted: 13th April 2016 | Written by: Bianca Ljungberg
Chief officer Arvid Ljungberg and his team mate Markus Jokinen recently completed their first Cape Epic, a gruelling eight-day mountain bike stage race which takes place in the Western Cape, South Africa. Coined as one of the toughest races in the world, the event sees 1,200 amateur and professional athletes come together from 55 different countries.
Posted: 10th March 2016 | Written by: Stig Spiessens
After working in luxury hospitality for eight years, a passion for the ultimate hospitality experience led Chief Steward Stig Spiessens to pursue a career in yachting. Having worked on motor yachts Tatoosh, Dilbar and Aquila (ex-Cakewalk), Stig talks about the growing trend for continual professional development and the need to understand your own leadership style in order to bring out the best in your team.