Industry

Yacht Transport Issues in a Post Lockdown Economy

Posted: 1st Jul 2022

Written by: Hannah M. McFarland, Esq.

Recently we've seen shipping delays in the yacht transport industry lead to many issues. How can you, as a professional in the industry or an owner seeking timely transport of your vessel, avoid unhappy customers and delays? Read More

Logging on: The World's First Digital Log Book for Superyachts

Posted: 24th Jun 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

Launched by industry veteran Liz Jackson, who earnt her stripes as a chief stew and then purser before moving shoreside, eLogbook is the industry’s first-ever cloud-based platform which looks to revolutionise the digital log book market. Read More

Swinging the Moral Compass: What Should Crew Do?

Posted: 17th Jun 2022

Written by: The K Flag

There’s a new attention on the industry that has just never been there before. It’s all got a bit…heavy. Russian-owned yachts are listed as assets of Very Bad People. The crew? Well, they’re the new Stormtroopers on the Deathstar. Read More

IGY Trident: Pioneering a New Wave Superyachting Community

Posted: 6th Jun 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Following an exciting and entertaining launch on board MY Gene Chaser in Miami, The IGY Trident Collective is striking an ambient chord with the globe’s most elite band of superyacht owners. Read More

The Distinction Between AV/IT and ETO Roles and Certification

Posted: 6th Jun 2022

Written by: Scott Molloy

The subject of AV/IT and ETO roles is a popular one that I would like to explore in this article, with an exclusive insight into a future superyacht AV/IT certification. Read More

Voly’s APA Management is Free for a Limited Time

Posted: 27th May 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

As the 2022 charter season kicks off, Voly has announced that it is offering the yachting industry six months of free access to Voly’s APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance) for charters. Read More

Superyacht Technology Summit - Rookie in the House!

Posted: 25th May 2022

Written by: Anu Peippo

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) was a destination not to miss on ZediSense's route plan for the year 2022, and a great opportunity to see if similar technology is being applied by the big automation players. Read More

The IGY Trident Collective Heralds the Future of Superyacht Ownership

Posted: 17th May 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

Formally announced to the industry on 2 May, The IGY Trident Collective is a first on many levels, a unique membership opportunity for superyacht owners offering a range of exclusive benefits. Read More

Sensing the Future of Onboard Automation with ZediSense

Posted: 16th May 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

VTT SenseWay’s CEO Jere Laaksonen sat down with OnboardOnline to talk about their pioneering ZediSense product and the profound value in knowing, for sure, whether or not a space is actually occupied. Read More

The 7 Ps of Passage Planning in 2022

Posted: 16th May 2022

Written by: Dom Bulfin

Any seafarer worth their salt knows that passage planning is essential whether you’re cruising along the coast for a weekend away or exploring the Antarctic in a 100m+ expedition vessel, so why are we talking about it today? Read More

Backing Jack: The Man Supercharging Superyacht Technology

Posted: 11th May 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

When someone is described as having a ‘strong personality’ in British English parlance, it is safe to say that it is sometimes used in a less than flattering manner. In the case of Jack Robinson, however, this phrase should be viewed in an entirely complementary fashion. Read More

Five Essential Digital Tools for Superyachts

Posted: 9th May 2022

Written by: Richard Hagen

Today it’s out with the lever-arch files and the dusty piles of paper, and in with the best digital experiences that the yachting industry has to offer. Get your web browser ready…things are about to get exciting. Read More

US Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs: What they mean for yachting

Posted: 29th Apr 2022

Written by: Nick Zeher and Robert N. Allen Jr.

As the war in Ukraine rages on, we have all read or heard about, either in the press or in conversation with others in the yacht industry, Russian sanctions. Few know exactly how the sanctions apply though, and what the end result will be for the yachting industry. Read More

Foreign Exchange: How Much Could Your Superyacht Save with Voly?

Posted: 26th Apr 2022

Written by: Voly

If your superyacht is paying too much in foreign exchange fees, here’s how Voly can help thanks to fees that are significantly cheaper than Britain’s business banks. Read More

What is Predator Theory and What's it got to do with Superyachts?

Posted: 26th Apr 2022

Written by: Richard Hodder

Cyber security expert Richard Hodder of Pelion Consulting explains why Predator Theory is so relevant to superyachts in an industry which has so far been reluctant to get to grips with cyber security. Read More

Introducing U-Boat Worx 9-person Flagship Submersible the Nexus

Posted: 22nd Apr 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx, the market leader in private and commercial submersibles, breaks the mould with the launch of the NEXUS series. Since 2017, the company has sold more than 20 of its highly successful Cruise Subs to private operators, resorts, and cruise lines. Read More

VSAT Antennas: What are the Differences?

Posted: 29th Mar 2022

Written by: Tim Gorter

It’s an unsightly dome that sits high up on the vessel, often there may be more than one, and the installation engineer pushes you to put it in the most exposed place because it has to see the whole sky. Oh why, oh why, oh why? Read More

Voly Founder Ian Flanagan: Tennis Ace Turned Fintech Guru for Yachts

Posted: 23rd Mar 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

In the high flying, jet setting superyacht industry, vast amounts of money change hands on a daily basis. The UK’s Voly Group has introduced a revolutionary new software solution to help yacht owners, managers and captains manage their yacht’s expenses on a daily basis. Read More

Semiconductors: the Electronic Equipment Shortage Explained

Posted: 23rd Feb 2022

Written by: Ryan Porter

The ‘semiconductor shortage’, simply put, is causing havoc in the supply of many technical components. The car industry and technical hardware spaces have been affected the most, making it increasingly harder for suppliers to acquire what they need for their customers. Read More

Broker Recommendations for Yacht Transactions: How to Protect Yourself

Posted: 3rd Feb 2022

Written by: Nicholas J. Zeher

Over the past couple years there has been an increase in first time yacht buyers, meaning inexperienced buyers will be looking to their broker for guidance in purchasing a yacht. As a broker, you play an integral role in either the purchase or sale of a yacht. Read More

Navigating a Smooth Yacht Brokerage Experience

Posted: 2nd Feb 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

Throughout the Covid pandemic, boating has become the outdoor pursuit of choice for many. Here's why it pays to choose an established and reputable broker if you're in the market to buy or sell a recreational boat. Read More

Crew Management: Behind the Scenes with Sarnia Yachts

Posted: 2nd Feb 2022

Written by: Rachel Ingram

Led by Louise Holloway, Sarnia Yachts’ crew management department is one of the company's three core pillars – comprising Ownership, Management and Crew – and has been one of the busiest areas of the 50-year business during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Ensuring the Best Cellular Connection On Board

Posted: 21st Jan 2022

Written by: Tim Gorter

When you consider which vendor to go with for your cellular needs, what hardware to install and which SIM card to use, Tim Gorter of Teletechnics lays out a few basics that you should always keep in mind. Read More

What Opportunities Will 2022 Bring for the Boating Industry?

Posted: 3rd Jan 2022

Written by: Joshua Bremmerer

The boating industry boomed massively in 2021 as people looked for new hobbies and activities to explore the great outdoors after the turmoil of 2020. Let’s look at some of the key trends that we can expect to hit the boating industry in 2022. Read More

Cyber Security: 2021 in Review

Posted: 20th Dec 2021

Written by: Richard Hodder

This year will be remembered as one of the most disruptive years when it comes to cyber attacks, with ransomware impacting critical infrastructure, with vulnerabilities in the Microsoft email servers many of us use allowing remote attackers to take control of those servers. Read More

Cross-Border Yacht Transactions: Remote Online Notarization

Posted: 6th Dec 2021

Written by: Adrian Karborani

While a global economy increasingly connected by the internet has led to a gradual increase in cross-border yacht transactions, there has been less than comparable development in the use of digital closings in the yacht space. The primary reasons for this are two-fold. Read More

How to Charter a Yacht with Crypto

Posted: 6th Dec 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Denison was the first yacht brokerage firm to accept bitcoin as a form of payment and the first company with the ability to accept cryptocurrency payments without a limit. Today it has completed more than five bitcoin transactions for yacht sales and yacht charter. Read More

Powering up Charter Success with Ward's Marine

Posted: 9th Nov 2021

Written by: Richard Hagen

With its 71 year history, electrical manufacturer and service provider Ward’s Marine is a staple of the Florida superyachting scene. Its president Kristina Hebert discusses her family business, and why electrical systems on board superyachts are the unsung, unseen heroes of every charter.
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Talking Superyacht Technology with Tim Gorter

Posted: 24th Oct 2021

Written by: Tim Gorter

This October, the Barcelona World Trade Centre played host to the very first Superyacht Technology Conference, and every praise should be given to the organisers who overcame a number of hurdles and delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Commissioner Joseph Boschulte to Boost USVI Tourism at Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

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

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