Industry

Luxury Hospitality: The Guest Experience with Lazlo Gal

Posted: 30th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

What do we imagine when we think of a butler? Perhaps a stoic figure in a bygone world of period drama, a silver platter ahead of every wish and command of the master? Lazlo Gal is a man in the know, so we asked him what it takes to succeed and create a truly memorable guest experience. Read More

Adam Hunkin on Trends at Shipyard Supply Co.

Posted: 29th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

A keen sailor and experienced deckhand, we spoke to Adam Hunkin of Shipyard Supply Co.about some of his specialist projects, what's trending, and how the company plans to move forward in a post COVID-19 world. Read More

Evolution: Ripping up the Rule Book in Yacht Agency

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Today Evolution Yachting has announced a revolutionary new pricing structure offering transparency, clarity and accountability ripping up the rule book in yacht agency. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Stand Out Service with Erik Smit

Posted: 19th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

With over 20 years’ experience working in and managing Michelin-starred restaurants and five-star hotels around the world, Luxury Hospitality's operations manager Erik Smit is passionate about service and the finer things in life. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Building Strong Teams with Julia Rogers

Posted: 12th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

As head of Insight at Luxury Hospitality, Julia Rogers is an expert in team building, helping individuals and groups to up their game by playing to their strengths. Julia explains how this works in practice, and how greater awareness of self and others is crucial to happiness and success. Read More

Virtual Boat Shows & Webinars: Communication Tips Part 2

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

In part two of our series on communication tips we review the shift from in-person to virtual/digital events and share feedback from industry insiders on what's working and what's not. Read More

The Current Landscape for Cruising in South East Asia

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

South East Asia is without doubt one of the globe’s most captivating and diverse regions, offering a unique experience in terms of culture, history and cuisine, as well as breathtaking scenery both on land and at sea. Read More

Converting Superyachts into Healing Centres

Posted: 1st Jun 2020

Written by: Jaime Iredale

Like many people who felt 2020 to be a year of transformation, I did not expect it to unfold the way that it did. But this 'Dark Night of the Soul' is also an opportunity for reflection and personal development. Read More

As Yachting Comes Back from COVID-19

Posted: 22nd May 2020

Written by: Oscar Siches

It will not only be financial institutions or employees: it is associations, families, suppliers, clients, an immense group of entangled humans coming out of the hardest global shock of modern times. Read More

MHG's Mark Bononi on Insurance Policies for Yacht Crew

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

From owners or captains choosing insurance plans for their crew to individuals looking for some personal medical cover, ensuring you have adequate insurance for all those working on board a superyacht is vital. We speak to MHG Insurance to find out more. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Inspiring Leadership with Martin Mainey

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Martin Mainey is a born teacher, starting out as a chemistry teacher in Istanbul and later working in senior roles in establishments of further education. He has also worked in industry and on board, always a keen observer of what makes people tick and perform to the max. Read More

Trends in Yacht Tenders & Toys with Angus Gilmour of SYTT

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

It's every person's dream to turn their hobby into a job and Angus Gilmour is no exception. Having spent much of his youth out on the water, later working on board several superyachts, he's now project manager at SYTT, supplying tenders and toys and overseeing custom design. Read More

DYT’s Gabriele Consiglieri on Yacht Transport During COVID-19

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused many yachting businesses to take a pause, a team of highly skilled people are hard at work to ensure that yachts can still get home. DYT’s Gabriele Consiglieri gives us the story on the ground. Read More

Best Practices for Yachting Companies Working From Home: Part 1

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

While many things feel uncertain right now, yachting companies have quickly worked to apply communication management plans to continue to do business and offer employees flexibility while working from a remote environment. Read More

Georgie Mainey on Food Safety Management for Superyachts

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Food safety management is not something we often hear about in yachting but, in an industry that prides itself on excellence, most of us presume this extends to the way food is sourced, stored and prepared on board, in much the same way as on land. Read More

Yacht Crew Insight: The Life of a Superyacht ETO

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

With an impressive career working in marine electrical engineering, superyacht refits and on board some of the world’s most advanced superyachts, Ryan Porter is an ETO who can confidently say he knows his stuff. Read More

Superyacht Laundry Services with Jill Devine

Posted: 29th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

While superyacht charters are on hold for now, it’s only a matter of time before things pick up and crew prepare to welcome guests back on board. Behind the scenes this includes everything from safety drills to laundry, a topic on which few are more qualified than Jill Devine. Read More

Does Excellent Training Create Excellent Crew?

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Lynne Edwards

Does excellent training create excellent crew? An interesting question, especially as the number of mandatory and voluntary training courses continues to rise. Chief Stew and trainer Lynne Edwards gives an informed view.
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Covid-19 Guidance for TYHA & British Marine Members

Posted: 8th Apr 2020

Written by: British Marine

British Marine has released the following guidance for marina operators designed to assist readers in supporting the nation’s focus to fight COVID-19. The most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to save lives. Read More

A Transitioning Market: Superyacht Industry Insights

Posted: 1st Apr 2020

Written by: Bert Fowles

As the world’s population currently combats the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important to look at existing (now outdated) baseline data from before the virus occurred to determine how our industry will eventually and definitely change. Read More

Josh Richardson's Dream Superyacht Garage

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

From jet skis and scuba equipment to kite surfs, wakeboards, submarines and more, a superyacht toy garage is the heart of the action on board any vessel. Josh Richardson of SYTT shares his wish list of water toys on the market right now... Read More

Coronavirus and Crew: Know Your Rights

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch & John Cook

The Coronavirus pandemic is a global de facto force majeure affecting all walks of life, disrupting daily activities and intended future activities. However, it is not usual for force majeure to be included in employment contracts and MLC, 2006, (MLC) does not address the issue. Read More

The Effects of COVID-19 on Ship & Yacht Finance

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Grant Eldred and Sarah Allen

As the current pandemic emergency continues to develop around the globe, businesses involved in the world of ship finance, sale and purchase, and construction are beginning to feel the impact on the industry. Read More

Uncensored with Marien Sarriera of Yachts Mermaids

Posted: 21st Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Founder of Yachts Mermaids, an online platform which provides resources, tools and support for female yacht crew, Marien Sarriera isn’t afraid to discuss the more difficult aspects of yachting that are seldom aired in public. Read More

Weather Forecasts, Safe Passage and Safe Berths

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Carri Woodburn

Adverse weather enhances the risks for yachts and crew, not only in open waters but also in bays, anchorages, ports and marinas. The key to controlling damage is advance planning. Read More

e3 Technology Update 2020

Posted: 17th Mar 2020

Written by: Roger Horner

Since I wrote my last article, yet more LEO satellites have been launched into orbit. Elon Musk’s 60 Starlink LEO satellites were closely followed by another 60 satellites on 29th January. Then OneWeb, another LEO constellation project, launched another 34 satellites on 6th February. Read More

Sarnia's Bruce Maltwood Talks Fiduciary in the Marine Industry

Posted: 17th Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

As director of Sarnia Yachts and a member of the board, Bruce Maltwood discusses the ever-changing complexities of a fiduciary business operating in the superyacht industry and what actions owners and charterers need to explore post-Brexit. Read More

Heath McCormack on Riviera Cbay - the eBay for Superyachts

Posted: 16th Mar 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Known as the eBay of the superyacht industry, Riviera Cbay is a platform for selling your used tenders and toys, furniture, galley and interior items, giving money back to the yacht while reducing storage costs and waste. Managing director Heath McCormack tells us how it works... Read More

In Discussion with Master Yacht Photographer Carlo Borlenghi

Posted: 16th Mar 2020

Written by: Victoria Pearce

It is always a massive pleasure talking to a grand master, and if there's one thing Carlo Borlenghi is, it’s a master of the art of yacht photography. It was a delight for him to take time out of his busy schedule to grant us a Skype interview from his photography agency office in Milan. Read More

Safety at Sea with VesselWatch CEO Matt Wright

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

To those working in some of the most challenging environments at sea, it's no secret that the multi-functional safety and communications system VesselWatch is one of the most essential pieces of kit available today. Read More

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