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Yachtmasters: Ship's Captain or Boat Skipper? (Conclusion)

Posted: 24th Aug 2019

Written by: Horatio Hardy - aka Commander Sean O'Reilly

The story concludes with more than a sting... Captain Horatio Hardy is on a mission to find his lost triplet nieces whose parents have been kidnapped by marauding pirates in the Gulf of Socotra. His search leads him to the Cote d'... Read More

Benetti Yachtmaster: An Italian Success

Posted: 1st Mar 2017

Written by: Caterina Cappiello

Azimut Benetti Yachtmaster’s European event 2016/2017 offered three days of entertainment, professional content, workshops and team building activities, with a range of social activities for over 200 attendees. The focus this year... Read More

Benetti's Annual Event for Captains: AB Yachtmaster 17

Posted: 21st Nov 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Each year the Italian shipyard, Benetti, organises an exclusive networking event for over 300 superyacht captains and industry professionals from around the world. A|B Yachtmaster 17 will again consist of three events on three con... Read More

Alternative Route to OOW (Yachts under 3,000GT)

Posted: 3rd Nov 2016

Written by: Lars Lippuner

Since the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competency (CoC) is a command certificate for small craft, the RYA insists that at least half the qualifying 2,500 nautical miles have been acquired on a small vessel under 24m and... Read More

Yachtmasters: Ship's Captain or Boat Skipper? (Chapter 4)

Posted: 9th Jul 2016

Written by: Captain Horatio Hardy, aka Commander Sean O'Reilly

Retired mariner, Horatio Hardy, is on a mission to find his itinerant nieces whose parents have been kidnapped off north-east Africa. The story continues as H is employed as Mate of M/Y Caviare, under the command of Captain ‘Skip... Read More

CMC at the Benetti Yachtmaster 2016

Posted: 2nd Feb 2016

Written by: Sculati & Partners

CMC Marine is among the guests of the 16th European Benetti Yachtmaster edition: the focus is on stabilisation systems installed on megayachts, in which CMC Marine currently holds a key position. Read More

Yachtmasters: Ship's Captain or Boat Skipper? (Chapter 3)

Posted: 18th May 2015

Written by: Captain Horatio Hardy, aka Commander Sean O'Reilly

That Yacht Masters routinely refer to their 3000 tonne vessels as ‘boats’ is not unique – Admiral Lord Mountbatten habitually called aircraft carriers ‘boats’ but not without a hint of irony, not least because he knew the differe... Read More

Chartering in Italy: Inching Towards Clarity

Posted: 18th May 2015

Written by: Penny Hammond-Smith

The Italian Yachtmaster Association convened its first Legal Day in April inviting a number of experts to discuss the most confusing aspects of chartering in Italian waters. Read More

Yachtmasters: Ship's Captain or Boat Skipper? (Chapter 2)

Posted: 8th Apr 2015

Written by: Captain Horatio Hardy, aka Commander Sean O'Reilly

Curious thing, fate; what is ‘meant to be will be’ pondered H; I don’t believe in fate, but even if I did what could I do about it? Such thoughts were forged from a lucky opportunity presented to Claude, a consequence of which led... Read More

Yachtmasters: Ship's Captain or Boat Skipper? (Chapter 1)

Posted: 12th Feb 2015

Written by: Captain Horatio Hardy, aka Commander Sean O'Reilly

What can yachties teach crusty old Master Mariners? What can yachting learn from the wider shipping industry? Captain Horatio Hardy and Yachtmaster Skippy Brewster embark on a journey of discovery, from which both emerge wiser me... Read More

John Wyborn, bluewater

Posted: 31st Oct 2014

Written by: Karen Hockney

In 1991, the newly-founded bluewater was only the third crew agency in existence, and a Yachtmaster was the only piece of paper you needed. John Wyborn tells OnboardOnline how the industry has changed. Read More

 

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