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The Complexities of Food & Wine Provisioning for Superyachts

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Lorna Titley

Fourth in a series ahead of Quaynote Communications' online conference - The Future of Superyachts, Business Aviation and Luxury Property - Lorna Titley of examines the landscape of food and wine provisioning in the current climate. A full roundup of the event to follow soon. Read More

YachtCloud Launches YIS - The Ultimate Yacht Information System

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Anna-Maria Janssen

A result of intense research, collaboration and engineering, Dutch technology company YachtCloud launches YIS, an innovative Yacht Information System designed to offer yacht guests and owners unparalleled access to the yacht journey in one innovative platform. Read More

Q&A: Nicole Romanet of DEEP Blue Soft

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

It seems the world has suddenly gone digital but leading software developers in the yachting industry were on the case years ago, directing a wholesale shift from paper systems, or no systems at all. One such company is DEEP Blue Soft, with a best in breed solution for yacht management. Read More

I Contracted Covid-19 Travelling from Home to the Yacht

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Bec McKeever

After three days of back and forth between Croatian and Australian authorities, we finally got the green light to leave the country and fly out to join the yacht. Things did not exactly go to plan and three months later I wanted to share my experience with fellow crew. Read More

What is the Future for Superyacht Shows and Events?

Posted: 21st Sep 2020

Written by: Lorna Titley

Ahead of the online conference for the Future of Superyachts, Business Aviation and Luxury Property, Quaynote Communications looks at how the pandemic has affected several annual yachting shows and conferences, and what this means for the superyacht industry going forward. Read More

What are the Top Superyacht Cruising Destinations of the Future?

Posted: 12th Sep 2020

Written by: Lorna Titley

We've heard a lot over the last few years about superyachts seeking out more unusual destinations. While no-one doubts the appeal of the Med and the Caribbean, regions off-the-beaten track are gaining traction with adventurous owners and charterers.  Read More

Yotspot Launches App: Yotspot Connect

Posted: 11th Sep 2020

Written by: Steve Crawford

Yotspot announces the launch of their new app, connecting superyacht crew and yachting professionals together. It will help enable professionals to re-connect and catch up, in person, as Covid-19 restrictions ease in some areas. Read More

Peter Vogel, Founder of Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 8th Sep 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Having worked on board some of the world's most impressive superyachts including Lady Moura and Octopus, Peter Vogel discusses the journey to setting up Luxury Hospitality, leaders in seven star service training for superyacht crew. Read More

What is the Future for the Business Aviation and Superyacht Industries?

Posted: 7th Sep 2020

Written by: Lorna Titley

As the pandemic threatens to bring many businesses to their knees, what does the future look like for the business jet and superyacht industries? Will markets contract or change beyond recognition, or have COVID restrictions created unexpected opportunities? Read More

Virtual Pursers - The Trend for Remote Support

Posted: 3rd Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Having the right idea at the right time is a fortunate state of affairs and for Bec McKeever and Dominique Smit, the stars have aligned for the launch of Virtual Pursers, offering shoreside assistance to superyachts just as 'virtual' becomes the norm. Read More

The Second-Guessing Game

Posted: 2nd Sep 2020

Written by: David Seal

As a yacht broker and a YouTuber, I have learned that it's impossible to know what other people are thinking, even when they tell you! The most successful brokers will tell you from experience that you can never second-guess your client. Read More

Crew Employment and the COVID Curveball

Posted: 23rd Aug 2020

Written by: Dominic Bulfin

As the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic emerges, Dominic Bulfin at law firm Bargate Murray examines the employment issues faced by yacht owners, managers and crew, and how well the seafarer employment agreement (SEA) has held up during this time. Read More

Cyber Security Onboard - Know Your Suppliers & Vendors 

Posted: 19th Aug 2020

Written by: Richard Hodder

Experts have been advising for several years that the risk of cyber attack is rapidly increasing, with superyachts being an obvious target for hackers due to their value and high-profile status. Yet we still find complacency among yacht owners, crew, management companies and suppliers.  Read More

When the Knives Went Still - In Memory of Cy

Posted: 19th Aug 2020

Written by: Captain Brendan O'Shannassy

I returned from leave to find a broad chested, heavily tattooed, wide grinning, carving machine working in the galley. Before I could fully process the image of the chef before me, the knife was laid to the side and after two farmer’s steps in my direction, a hand was extended in greeting. Read More

Choosing Your Yacht's AV/IT System - 7 Things to Consider

Posted: 19th Aug 2020

Written by: Ryan Porter

Despite there being such a high demand for it, ‘reliability’ is consistently overlooked when sourcing a new AV/IT system. Ryan Porter highlights the seven parts to consider, all of which play a vital role in the overall outcome of any integration or systems upgrade. Read More

Dan Oatley's Vision for the Castlerock Carbon Cat

Posted: 9th Aug 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Hailing from one of Australia's most renowned sailing families, Dan Oatley's new venture, the Castlerock Carbon Cat, is attracting a lot of attention down under. Already described as 'the Ferrari of RIBs', we meet the man behind the vision for this exciting new brand. Read More

Protecting Your Privacy with Pelion Consulting

Posted: 9th Aug 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

The recent Twitter security breaches have given many people food for thought on the subject of cyber security. “I don’t think people are fully aware of the extent of their digital footprint,” explains Richard Hodder of Pelion Consulting based in Palma.
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Efrem Leigh on the Business of Yacht Chef Recruitment

Posted: 30th Jul 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Founder of YachtChefs.com, former yachtie and digital entrepreneur Efrem Leigh has forged his own path in the highly competitive world of superyachts. What started as a career on board led to consultancy in hospitality ashore and a move into recruitment at the start of the internet boom. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Chief Stew and Trainer Svenja Halligan

Posted: 27th Jul 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Growing up far from the sea where a superyacht was never to be seen, how does an A grade student in Germany become the chief stew on one of the world’s most iconic vessels? Now a specialist trainer at Luxury Hospitality, Svenja Halligan tells us how it all came about. Read More

The Future of Onboard Connectivity

Posted: 12th Jul 2020

Written by: Ryan Porter

With the world seemingly opening up again after the pandemic, who among us isn't interested in faster, more reliable and significantly cheaper connectivity? There are some universal limitations, but most owners could save a fortune and enjoy a better experience with minimal capital outlay. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Cocktails & Beverages with Rob Rademaker

Posted: 11th Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

From running his own lounge bar in Greece to winning awards and training bar tenders around the world, mixologist Rob Rademaker is a natural when it comes to the theatre of luxury F&B. Read More

Forever Flowers at The Roses Empire

Posted: 11th Jul 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Every yachtie knows the struggle of finding fresh flowers on a busy yacht, especially off the beaten track, so the novel idea of 'forever flowers' is going down a storm with owners and stews. This is the concept behind The Roses Empire and we met up with the founder, Loreta Cazacu, to find out more. Read More

Richard Sprenger: The Future of Food Safety on Board Superyachts

Posted: 11th Jul 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Founder and Chairman of Highfield Qualifications Richard Sprenger has been an advocate for food safety his entire life. A prolific author and world renowned expert, he discusses the importance of the new Manager in Charge for Luxury Yachts Program. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Superyacht Service with Renata Balla

Posted: 10th Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As head of interior training at Luxury Hospitality (LH), Renata Balla is well versed in delivering seven-star service for superyacht owners and guests. We caught up with Renata to learn about her background and her role at LH. Read More

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: Standout 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

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