Industry

Azul Marine: Presenting Fractional Yacht Ownership at CCYS

Posted: 4th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

As Azul Marine joins forces with IGY by sponsoring the upcoming Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas, it is looking forward to unveiling a new value proposition for its clients while also becoming part of an exciting new charter event. Read More

Commissioner Joseph Boschulte to Boost USVI Tourism at CCYS

Posted: 4th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

As a headline sponsor of the upcoming Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas, the USVI Department of Tourism is aiming to showcase the region to a new clientele and play a prominent role in supporting the inaugural event. Read More

Speaking with Breaking The Mould Accounting at Cannes Yachting Festival 2021

Posted: 19th Sep 2021

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

The Cannes Yachting Festival returned in style last week allowing yachting professionals to catch up in person after 18 month of cancellations. During the event we spoke with Alasdair Milroy, founder of Breaking the Mould Accounting, about the value of attending and the trends impacting his business. Read More

Vessel Warranties - The Importance of Compliance with the Terms

Posted: 18th Sep 2021

Written by: Nick Zeher, Robert Allen Law

For a new yacht owner, warranties are a saving grace as in the first year or two it's possible things are going to break. However, complying with the terms of a warranty is vital to avoid denial of a claim and additional expenses down the line.   Read More

Meet the Founders of Charter Itinerary

Posted: 6th Sep 2021

Written by: Richard Hagen

The superyacht industry is famous for many things, and chief amongst them is the yachts themselves. These gleaming marvels of science, engineering, design and fabrication, often represent the sharp edge of the craftsmanship required in each of these fields. Read More

Yacht Migration: Transport Trends with DYT’s Laura Tempest

Posted: 27th Aug 2021

Written by: Gemma Fottles

For over 30 years, DYT has provided specific routes that superyachts depend upon every year. The Caribbean, Balearics, South of France and Florida are - unsurprisingly - the most sought after yacht transport routes. Read More

Boarding your Yacht? Please Mind the Technological Gap

Posted: 9th Aug 2021

Written by: Dom Bulfin

For decades now, superyachts have represented the pinnacle of wealth, pushing the boundaries of functional beauty and elegant luxury. But as yachts get bigger, and their interiors ever more opulent, it is surprising how many advances from the technological world have been left behind over the years.
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Choosing the Right Data Plan for Your Yacht

Posted: 30th Jul 2021

Written by: Ryan Porter

With four to five devices per person streaming, surfing and syncing to the cloud, plus those of your crew and guests, data consumption can quickly get out of hand and that's not even counting your AV system, ship's network and possibly even the gym equipment. Read More

How are Drones Impacting Superyachts?

Posted: 28th Jul 2021

Written by: Richard Hodder

Drone technology has greatly advanced, allowing for smaller, longer lasting and higher resolution videos at a fraction of the earlier costs while providing innovative solutions for a number of modern day problems. Read More

Yacht Transportation: Industry Insight with DYT’s Ana Santana

Posted: 26th Jul 2021

Written by: Gemma Fottles

With DYT, quality, high standards and an unwavering dedication to flawless customer service, says Ana Santana, the company’s longest-serving employee, has always been the key to standing out from the crowd. Read More

Yachties & the Instagram Lie

Posted: 12th Jul 2021

Written by: The K Flag

‘Not a bad day in the office!’ says the caption under yet another sidedeck sunset photo. Scrolling through Instagram I feel a bristle of irritation. A large proportion of my friends on social media are yachties and I wish I had a fiver for every time I’ve seen that post. Read More

Wire Transfer Fraud: Check Twice, Send Once

Posted: 28th Jun 2021

Written by: Nicholas J. Zeher

The peaceful pastime of carefree yachting has now become a target for hackers and fraudulent behaviour, and as yachts are getting bigger and bigger, the need for additional security measures is growing too. Read More

Introducing the Next Evolution of Sarnia Yachts

Posted: 9th Jun 2021

Written by: Rachel Ingram

For the past 50 years, Sarnia Yachts has been one of the most trusted names in yachting. Since its launch in 1971, what was originally a fiduciary only business has become the go-to company for owners, family offices and brokers across the UK and Europe seeking yacht ownership and operational services. Read More

Q&A: Superyacht Designer Alejandro Crespo of Daroca Design

Posted: 9th Jun 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

With a childhood spent in the water around Spain, and a dream to design practical, usable, beautiful yachts, Alejandro Crespo has opened his very own yacht design studio - Daroca Design. Read More

How Cyber Aware Are Your Yacht's Crew?

Posted: 8th Jun 2021

Written by: Richard Hodder

With cybercrime becoming a growing global issue, can you afford not to be cyber aware? What does it even mean to be cyber aware? Richard Hodder discusses some common threats and the practical steps you can take to minimise your risks. Read More

Remie Kalloe on Making a Name for Dockside.ai

Posted: 28th May 2021

Written by: Georgia Tindale

On a sunny afternoon in Rotterdam, we sat down with Remie Kalloe, the founder and CEO of Dutch yachting agency Dockside.ai, a man with all the energy and charm of a successful entrepreneur who simply won't take no for an answer. Read More

Tom Mukamal on IGY's Vision for the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 23rd May 2021

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas, joins Rhea Rouw on Yachting International Radio to discuss the inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show set for December in St Thomas and how they plan to deliver on the promise. Read More

Yacht Crew Stranded in The Netherlands

Posted: 22nd May 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Imagine resigning from your position on a superyacht only to find yourself stranded in a foreign country for weeks on end, with no clear advice and no legitimate means to leave. This is precisely what happened to a number of yacht crew in The Netherlands earlier this year. Read More

Buying a Yacht or Jet in the UK or EU: What You Need to Know

Posted: 20th May 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

For the uninitiated, the process of buying a yacht or jet anywhere in the world seems complicated enough. Add Brexit into the mix and it can suddenly become even more complex. However, Brexit does bring silver linings, at least for some UK yacht and jet owners. Read More

The Explosion of the Mainstream Boating Market

Posted: 20th May 2021

Written by: Richard Hagan

The mainstream boating industry is exploding right now and the implications for the future of the superyacht industry are significant. Richard Hagan says it's time we started talking about it and here's why. Read More

Five Best Ways to Connect Your Ship to the Internet

Posted: 19th May 2021

Written by: Ryan Porter

In today's digital age, a reliable internet connection is one of the most essential things on board a superyacht. Ryan Porter discusses the five most popular ways of connecting your vessel to the internet plus a general overview and comparison of each type of technology. Read More

Too Woke for Your Boat?

Posted: 16th May 2021

Written by: The K Flag

Regardless of where you are in the world right now, it’s hard to avoid the relentless invoking of ‘wokeness’ in the news. It’s at the heart of some of the biggest recent movements and controversies; a compliment to some, an insult to others Read More

Economic Substance Requirements – Something to Worry About or Something Out of Nothing?

Posted: 30th Apr 2021

Written by: Dominic Bulfin

The term ‘economic substance’ is not a new one, but for most of those working in the superyacht industry, it's either something they have heard of in passing, or an alien concept altogether. So what is it and what does it mean? Read More

Combatting Suicide with sail2help

Posted: 29th Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Suicide is the biggest killer of young men in the UK and the numbers have drastically increased since the first lock down began. Following the tragic loss of his own son George, Captain Tim Davies shares his personal insight and what he hopes to achieve with his charitable organisation sail2help. Read More

How AI is Transforming the Superyacht and Business Aviation Industries

Posted: 21st Apr 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

For two industries that have much in common, the difference in the adoption of artificial intelligence on private jets versus superyachts is stark. While the aviation industry has been using AI in its engines for almost 30 years, the superyacht industry is yet to get started. Read More

My Client is Buying a Private Jet, Now What?

Posted: 14th Apr 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

Whether it's individuals who have achieved new levels of wealth or those looking for safety and convenience in light of the pandemic, both superyachts and private jets are attracting an array of new buyers. Read More

Repatriation of Personal Possessions

Posted: 14th Apr 2021

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

Last month the crew on the 31m MY La Dolce Vita had to abandon their burning yacht off the Florida Keys before fire totally gutted it and the yacht sank, and they may not have managed to take many of their personal belongings with them when they abandoned the yacht. Read More

Cyber Security in the Yachting Industry – What’s the story so far?

Posted: 12th Apr 2021

Written by: Richard Hodder

During the first part of 2021 there have already been a number of high-profile breaches affecting the yachting industry either directly and indirectly, the most notable being the Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities that were discovered during March. Read More

Mentoring in Yachting: A Peculiar Challenge?

Posted: 10th Apr 2021

Written by: Commander Sean O'Reilly

Yachting is awash with dilemmas, and what is a just culture to you might not be to others. Agendas are aplenty, so if you ever find yourself in a difficult situation, maybe what you need is a confidante whose personal situation is wholly unrelated to you and what you do. Read More

Yacht and Business Jet Finance: What Does the Future Hold?

Posted: 8th Apr 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

The adage about luxury asset finance that says: “If you need the finance, then you're probably not eligible for it” may sound confusing, but the fact that wealthy business owners would sooner finance their jet or yacht purchase, rather than pay cash, often makes perfect sense. Read More

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