FarSounder: The Technology Driving Safe Navigation

Posted: 6th May 2024

Written by: Richard Hagan

Since 2001, FarSounder has been innovating 3D sonar systems to help vessels navigate safely to avoid collisions and protect ocean wildlife - the latter being the driving passion of CEO Matthew Zimmerman. Read More

Q&A: The Current State of Tech in the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 17th Apr 2024

Written by: Sam Watson

Robert has a passion for problem-solving and challenging the status quo and, in his own words, he specialises in the impossible. This was not the usual crew Q&A, but if straight talking is what you’re looking for, buckle up! Read More

Resetting the Bar on Quality Audio-Visual Experiences

Posted: 6th Apr 2024

Written by: Scott Molloy

Superyachts face many challenges in providing the best quality and choice for their onboard entertainment systems, but has streaming diluted our appreciation of quality AV experiences altogether? Read More

Selecting an Expert Integrator for Yacht Crew Communications

Posted: 29th Mar 2024

Written by: Terry Maynard

Despite the annual influx of new vessels and yacht refits, regulatory guidance governing their communication equipment remains limited, and selecting a proficient integrator is of vital importance. Read More

Captain Simon Ladbrooke: From New Zealand to Venice and Ship to Shore

Posted: 29th Mar 2024

Written by: Sam Watson

Having sailed around the world from the Galapagos to Myanmar, Captain Simon Ladbrooke fondly remembers his adventures at sea and sheds light on the evolving landscape of crew placement today. Read More

IGY Shipyard Program: A Case Study at IGY Sète Marina

Posted: 28th Feb 2024

Written by: Sam Watson

IGY Sète Marina in France has been quietly expanding its services for superyachts, rapidly gaining status among captains who have experienced its innovative shipyard program firsthand. Read More

Be First in Line this Season with IGY Trident

Posted: 28th Feb 2024

Written by: Sam Watson

Since its launch in Miami in May 2022, Trident membership has become a captain’s best friend as the most elegant way for their superyacht to be first in line anywhere in the world.  Read More

Scuba Diving - An Expert Review of Safety On Board

Posted: 15th Feb 2024

Written by: Captain Dominique Geysen

'Safety First' under water is non-negotiable, but when diving accidents occur on board yachts, “we don’t talk about it” is the preferred debriefing. Dominique Geysen explores the top and bottom of scuba safety on board. Read More

Scuba Diving - A Review of Safety On Board

Posted: 15th Feb 2024

Written by: Captain Dominique Geysen

'Safety First' under water is non-negotiable, but when diving accidents occur on board yachts, “we don’t talk about it” is the preferred debriefing. Dominique Geysen explores the top and bottom of scuba safety on board. Read More

A Captain's Defense: Safety Management on Smaller Vessels

Posted: 14th Feb 2024

Written by: Captain Antoine Capstick

A proper Safety Management System is a captain’s best friend. Not having one, or having one that isn't followed, is a open invitation for accusations of gross negligence in the event of an accident.  Read More

Superyacht Supplier Contracts - Are Your T&Cs Fit for Purpose?

Posted: 1st Feb 2024

Written by: Sarah Allan

At the start of the year, it's worth considering whether our terms and conditions would benefit from an overhaul, and this article seeks to cover some key pointers, equally relevant in any contract negotiation. Read More

Commonly Overlooked Contract Provisions: Think Twice Before You Sign

Posted: 22nd Dec 2023

Written by: Robert E. Machate, Robert Allen Law

As the marine industry continues to grow, captains more than ever are entering into contracts on behalf of owners for the purchase of goods and services. But what happens if a relationship turns sour? Read More

Superyachts: ISPS in the Age of Climate Activism

Posted: 13th Dec 2023

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

Since implementation of the ISPS Code in 2004, maritime security protocols have focused on preventing terrorism. Fast forward to 2023, and what does it tell us about the more recent threat posed by climate activists? Read More

What to Consider When Choosing Crew Radio Communications

Posted: 28th Nov 2023

Written by: Terry Maynard

In the intricate world of superyachts, communication isn't just a feature; it's a crucial part of the journey. For all ranks working on board, crew radio systems are therefore a vital tool, and precision matters.  Read More

TIPS - An Insider’s Guide to Boosting Gratuities

Posted: 22nd Nov 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Working on charter yachts, Antoine Capstick spent a lot of time pondering how to maximise guest tips, picking the brains of some of the best in the game and eventually penning a book. Here he gives us a taste of what to expect. Read More

Speaking with IGY's Leticia Delgado at Marina Cabo San Lucas 

Posted: 15th Nov 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

As part of the top team at Marina Cabo San Lucas, Administrative Manager Leticia Delgado continues to be instrumental in the development of facilities and services at one of the busiest ports in Mexico. Read More

Optimising Internet Connectivity at Sea

Posted: 31st Oct 2023

Written by: Ryan Porter

In the realm of maritime internet connectivity, three primary options are available, namely Starlink, 4/5G and VSAT. Ryan Porter compares the pros and cons and shines a light on Poynting's range of innovative maritime antennas. Read More

New Law Set to Positively Impact Yachts and the Charter Market in Spain

Posted: 31st Oct 2023

Written by: Bernardo Ruiz Lima & Antonio de la Campa

With the aim of boosting its charter market, Spain has repealed two out of date rules concerning yacht charter and the dispatch and clearance of yachts, and also introduced a simplified charter license. Read More

Cyber Security - The Importance of a Future-proof Onboard Network

Posted: 9th Oct 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Superyachts are packed with cutting-edge technology, from entertainment systems to smart automation, but like any other digitally integrated system, they are equally susceptible to cyber threats. Read More

Superyacht Music, Movies & TV: The Challenge of Quantity & Quality

Posted: 24th Sep 2023

Written by: Scott Molloy

We have a growing number of options for getting music, movies and TV shows into our superyacht AV systems, but while choice is a good thing, when it comes to quality, is the way we are using technology leading us in the wrong direction? Read More

Speaking with IGY's Bert Fowles Ahead of Monaco Yacht Show 2023

Posted: 24th Sep 2023

Written by: Karen Hockney

Ahead of the Monaco Yact Show, Bert Fowles reflects on another milestone year for IGY Marinas. “The last time I was at MYS was about five years ago and I’m excited to be back reconnecting with our destination partners," he says. Read More

Nautical Nirvana: The Future of Smart Automation on Superyachts

Posted: 15th Sep 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Superyachts have always been the epitome of opulence, and just like the sprawling stately homes of times past which sought to showcase the latest in technology, so too do luxury yachts.  Read More

Raising The Bar Launches Career Maps to Engage, Inspire and Retain Superyacht Talent

Posted: 12th Sep 2023

Written by: Gemma Harris

As the global fleet continues to grow year on year, high crew turnover is a constant drain on skills and resources. So what should the superyacht industry do to attract and retain talent, and where do we start? Read More

What is the Future of Crew Radio Communications?

Posted: 23rd Aug 2023

Written by: Terry Maynard

While we have seen some impressive advances in satellite and cellular communications over recent years, crew UHF radio communications have not enjoyed the same leaps forward. Read More

The Tech Giants Fighting for Your Yacht’s Internet Connection

Posted: 16th Aug 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

While Starlink is currently the most established and credible LEO satellite internet provider, it’s already clear to us that it will certainly not be the last to enter this exciting new market. Read More

Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Management on Superyachts

Posted: 21st Jul 2023

Written by: Nick Humphreys

When ISWAN published its Spotlight on Q1 2023, perhaps most worryingly, it showed there had been a substantial quarter by quarter increase in cases of abuse, bullying, harassment or discrimination (cases being up by almost 50 per cent) on ships. Read More

Yacht Crew and the Mid-Season Madness

Posted: 21st Jul 2023

Written by: The K Flag

After a few seasons we have a sense of realism about what our fellow humans are capable of and know that most of us will scrabble our way through to the end of a season with some inevitably undignified days along the way. Read More

The Superyacht Connectivity Trends Shaping the Future of Luxury Yachting

Posted: 19th Jul 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Seamless internet connectivity on board superyachts is not only possible these days, it's also an essential requirement for both owners and charter guests - as well as crew. Read More

The Future of Superyachts: Event Insights Through the Lens of Gen Z

Posted: 7th Jul 2023

Written by: Amelia Farrington

As an intern at Blue ESG, working alongside Nigel Marrison this summer, Ameila brings a fresh perspective as an environmental science student approaching her final year at university, with no prior exposure to the superyacht industry. Read More

Superyacht Sales: Procuring Cause and Protection From Intentional Exclusion

Posted: 5th Jul 2023

Written by: Nicholas J. Zeher

While being a broker on a superyacht sale can be quite rewarding, yacht brokers need to know how to protect themselves and understand what is required from them to be legally entitled to commission from a sale. Read More


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