Not Another Cybersecurity Blog - Upping the Ante on Yacht Security

Posted: 30th Mar 2023

Written by: Ryan Porter

Cybersecurity has been a buzzword in the maritime industry for years, but when it comes to superyachts, many of us simply aren't taking enough action to protect our vessels and all those aboard. Read More

The Rise of the Sea-EO: The Changing Role of Yacht Captains

Posted: 29th Mar 2023

Written by: Dom Bulfin

In recent times there has been an unavoidable shift for captains from ‘simply’ being the master of the vessel to effectively acting as CEO of a small to medium size enterprise. Read More

Help: A Dinosaur is Driving my Boat!

Posted: 8th Mar 2023

Written by: The K Flag

Many crew have worked for someone, shall we say ‘progressing in years’, to the point where their behaviour has become noticeably unusual, sometimes comical and at times downright concerning. How old is too old when it comes to running a superyacht? Read More

What Insurance Policy is Right for Your Yacht?

Posted: 27th Feb 2023

Written by: Nicholas J. Zeher, Esq. and Rod Dorilas

Incidental risks associated with owning and operating a vessel could be unforeseeable, costing you a fortune after an unfortunate event. Yacht insurance is a critical asset protection tool that mitigates an owner’s unexpected financial liability. Read More

Solace Boats: Rethinking the Centre Console

Posted: 1st Feb 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Hot on the heels of its headline-grabbing appearance at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St Thomas in December 2022, we caught up with the diverse team behind Solace Boats to get the inside scoop on this dynamic brand. Read More

Superyacht AV/IT Officer Qualification – What’s New?

Posted: 30th Jan 2023

Written by: Scott Molloy

Following on from the previous exclusive for OnboardOnline regarding the forthcoming Superyacht AV/IT certification, Scott Molloy delves deeper into its structure and what happens next. Read More

Starlink, SpaceX and Wi-Fi at Sea

Posted: 20th Jan 2023

Written by: Ryan Porter

The maritime industry has long been accustomed to sub-par internet speeds due to current technology restraints available at sea. Starlink has managed to lift those technology restraints, catching the attention of all technology enthusiasts, especially those at sea or in rural areas. Read More

Leading by Example: John Veesma on the Road to Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 11th Jan 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

We sit down with John to discuss his eclectic career path, the successes – and challenges – that have put him where he is today, and why he believes LH Dynamics is set to tranform the way we train and develop high performing teams.  Read More

Christmas on Board – do you Love it or Hate it?

Posted: 16th Dec 2022

Written by: The K Flag

Are you on board for Christmas this year? Or maybe you’re at home? Are you a Christmas lover or a hater? I’ve always been the former, but I have to say even I found Christmases on board a yacht a bit challenging. Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Supercharging your Yachting Startup

Posted: 9th Dec 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

We speak to Liz Jackson to discover her tips on how to get ahead as a yachting entrepreneur in 2022, whether yachting really is a ‘boys’ club’, and the vital role that technology will play within the industry’s future. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Behind the Scenes with Solveig Yong

Posted: 2nd Dec 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

We talk to Luxury Hospitality's Solveig Yong about her earlier life on board, her transition ashore, and the most important lessons she has learnt during her time in the superyacht industry. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Interior Outfitting with Danella Hopkins

Posted: 21st Nov 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Vibrant, passionate and inspiring are three main strengths of Danella Hopkins’ Talent Dynamics profile, Dynamo/Blaze, and on speaking to the Luxury Hospitality project manager, it’s clear she possesses them in spades Read More

Superyachts, Crew and the Climate Crisis: Are you Clean, Green and Serene?

Posted: 14th Nov 2022

Written by: The K Flag

How do you feel about working on a superyacht in a climate crisis? Do you harbour feelings of guilt every time you see the monstrous bunkering totals? Or do you feel like your keen adherence to the recycling bin separation offsets your sins? Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Standardising Service Training for Crew with Kate Thompson

Posted: 14th Nov 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

From working as a marine biologist in New Zealand and joining superyachts in Sydney to now working with Luxury Hospitality to help expand service training for the deck and engineering side of the business, Kate Thompson’s career has been quite the journey. Read More

Referrals and Kickbacks: are they both Legal and Ethical?

Posted: 7th Nov 2022

Written by: Nicholas J. Zeher, Esq. and Christina Caristo

When it comes to money and payments surrounding yachts and yacht transactions, a grey area is always present about who can and who cannot receive certain funds, both legally and ethically. The funds referred to here are referral fees and kickbacks. Read More

Red Pill your Vessel or Property with ZediSense

Posted: 2nd Nov 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

In a data-driven world, ZediSense offers cruise ship owners, property owners, and superyacht owners the opportunity to red pill their operation through high-precision space usage and occupancy data that has never been available. Read More

Smooth Sailing: Hassle-free Auditing with the Digital Logbook

Posted: 2nd Nov 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

If you're fed up with all the paperwork involved in running a large yacht, Keith Oulds, Director of Oulds Yacht Services, highlights the many benefits of using the Diigital Logbook, especially from a compliance perspective. Read More

Highlights of the Superyacht Technology Network Show & Conference 2022

Posted: 19th Oct 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

The second edition of the Superyacht Technology Network Show & Conference took place from 11-12 October at the World Trade Centre in Barcelona, an outstanding event that more than lived up to its promise. Read More

Five Ways to Maximise Your Onboard Security

Posted: 14th Oct 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

With the heady excitement of the yacht show season in full swing, it may seem like an unexpected and even unwelcome time to be bringing up the thorny issue of security on board yachts. Read More

From Strength to Strength: Enhancing Safety on board with ZediSense

Posted: 27th Sep 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

The ZediSense person-in-room sensor is a revolutionary product that allows cruise ship owners, yacht owners and building owners for the first time, to reliably automate climate control and to know which spaces are occupied at any given time. Read More

How World Fuel Services is Fuelling Superyachts Around the World

Posted: 27th Sep 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

As a Fortune 500 company, providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment, and transaction management solutions to the marine and other industries, World Fuel Services must be doing something right. Read More

How HNWIs Use Margin Loans to Borrow Money

Posted: 23rd Sep 2022

Written by: Paul Welch

Margin loans are an effective way for high-net-worth individuals to borrow low cost, short term money. Despite their benefits, awareness of margin loans is relatively low, with many potential borrowers missing out on the opportunity to secure finance. Read More

Peter Vogel on the Road to Success with Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 21st Sep 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

Speaking with Peter Vogel, we take him back to the very beginning, to what inspired him, what he has learned and what he hopes to achieve long term for those working within the superyacht industry. Read More

Taking Global Traveller Healthcare to the Next Level

Posted: 21st Sep 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Jennifer Bell, Global Client Services Account Manager at VIGILINT and Jonathan Schaffer, MD, GMAP Program Director within International Operations at Cleveland Clinic, discuss what Trident Collective members can expect when a healthcare issue strikes. Read More

Navium Marine’s Innovative Insurance Exclusive to the IGY Trident Collective

Posted: 12th Sep 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

As the hectic Mediterranean summer yachting season comes to an end, this year has also heralded some major news for the industry: the launch of the IGY Trident Collective, an exclusive membership program for superyacht owners. Read More

Can ZediSense’s Small Sensor Save Europe?

Posted: 2nd Sep 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

On the back of new wide-reaching and controversial air conditioning temperature control rules in Spain, we reveal how Finland’s ZediSense could be the answer to this complex issue. Read More

Five Reasons to go Digital with Your Next Yacht Logbook

Posted: 2nd Sep 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

With the wonderful but ever-hectic show season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about how to streamline the day-to-day operations on board your yacht. Step in the digital logbook. Read More

Forbes Travel Guide Partners with IGY Trident Collective to Elevate Superyacht Crew Service

Posted: 1st Sep 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Universally recognised as the leading authority on five-star guest experience, Forbes Travel Guide is bringing its unparalleled reputation in luxury hospitality to an exciting new partnership with IGY’s Trident Collective. Read More

"Now is the Time for Change": Jenny Matthews on Diversity in Yachting

Posted: 17th Aug 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

If you work in the superyacht industry, you will have heard the name Jenny Matthews. A chief officer and co-founder of She of the Sea and Legasea, Jenny is no stranger to the obstacles faced by those who don’t fit the traditional narrative of what it means to be a yachtie. Read More

Crew and the Cost of Living Crisis: Save or Splurge?

Posted: 15th Aug 2022

Written by: The K Flag

Are you a saver or a spender? Are you being more careful with your wages now that there’s a global cost of living crisis? Or do you feel nicely insulated from it on Planet Yacht? Read More


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