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.
Posted: 16th February 2016 | Written by: Charlotte Morris
Fresh from the five day Interior Management Course with Interior Yacht Services, Chief Stewardess Charlotte Morris talks about her passion for travel and adventure, building a dream team and the importance of continuous professional development to raise industry standards.
Posted: 14th January 2016 | Written by: Robert Goodwill MP
Speaking at the London Boat Show yesterday, Robert Goodwill MP praised the UK's expertise in the design and build of superyachts, sailing yachts and motor boats, confirming "The government is clear that growth in these industries is part-and-parcel of the growth we want to see in the whole maritime sector."
Posted: 13th November 2015 | Written by: OnboardOnline
With growing demand for on board training in the interior department, we caught up with Terry Gilmore to find out what's involved and how it compares with training ashore. Founder of Abacus & March recruitment, and The Interior Training Academy, Terry's passion for raising standards comes from over 40 years working and mentoring crew on board some of the world's finest superyachts.