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

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With the aim of boosting its charter market, Spain has repealed two out of date rules concerning yacht charter and the dispatch and clearance of yachts, and also introduced a simplified charter license.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

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

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

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

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

The Superyacht Connectivity Trends Shaping the Future of Luxury Yachting

Posted: 19th Jul 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Sub-par internet connections on board have taken a 180-degree turn in recent years, with seamless connectivity on board superyachts now not only possible and realistic, but an essential feature for both owners and charter guests - and even 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

The Future of Superyachts: Who or What is Driving the Ship?

Posted: 3rd Jul 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

As one of many writers who is openly freaked out about the looming impact of ChatGPT on my job and my business, I finally decided to give it a go in writing a review of the recent Quaynote conference in London entitled: The Future of Superyachts. Read More

Unleashing the Power of Multi-Gig Networks: The Key to Future-Proof Connectivity

Posted: 26th Jun 2023

Written by: Ryan Porter

By harnessing the immense potential of these cutting-edge networks, we can unlock new opportunities for organisations, transform how we communicate, and enhance our overall digital experiences. Read More

Who is Driving the Future of Superyachts?

Posted: 19th Jun 2023

Written by: Lorna Titley

As we grapple with the impact of geopolitics, climate change and shifting demographics, who or what will determine trends over the next decade? Will technology set the agenda for further change, or will sustainability dictate the shape of things to come? Read More

TSM Superyacht Tech: Connecting the High Seas with High Speeds

Posted: 5th Jun 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

From the bustling streets of Hull on the east coast of England to the sunny beaches of Sydney, Australia, TSM founder Scott Galloway has had a global journey full of opportunity, innovation, and riding the wave of both new technologies and waves at sea while working on board. Read More

VAT Paid Status: Golden Ticket or Hidden Trip Wire?

Posted: 31st May 2023

Written by: Dom Bulfin

When we talk about most yachting activities in and around the EU, the subject of tax (in particular VAT) is never far down the agenda. But what VAT is payable on the value of a yacht’s hull and when does it need to be paid? Read More

Behind the Scenes with Superyacht Nanny Ella Peters

Posted: 31st May 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Have you always dreamed of working as a superyacht nanny? Or are you considering dipping your toes into what is a highly complex yet rewarding role on board? Then let us introduce you to Ella Peters. Read More

Technology Training: Red Flags within the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 24th May 2023

Written by: Scott Molloy

Nobody can deny the importance of technology on board superyachts these days, right? Wrong. In fact, the industry is largely in denial about our increasing reliance on new innovations, which is having a negative knock-on effect in some quite significant ways. Read More

Crew Relationships on Board: Casanova or Creep?

Posted: 22nd May 2023

Written by: The K Flag

A friend of mine once commented that working on yachts sounded a bit like living in an episode of Love Island. I have to admit, at times it can feel that way. Close proximity can breed sexual attraction, happy hook-ups or the blossoming of beautiful and lifelong romances. Read More

Combatting Suicide with Sail2Help

Posted: 17th May 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Suicide is still the biggest killer of young men in the UK. 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

Debunking Yachting’s Green Energy Solutions

Posted: 8th May 2023

Written by: Rachel Ingram

From hydrogen and electric to solar and HVO, we call on the help of industry expert and sustainability advocate Captain Malcom Jacotine
to explore the energy alternatives to diesel being floated by the superyacht industry.
Read More

The Importance of an Open Door Policy to Keep Crew Safe & Healthy

Posted: 8th May 2023

Written by: Nicholas J. Zeher

There are times when being stuck on a yacht can be an absolute nightmare, leaving a crew member with no one to speak to and nowhere to go. Things can get even worse for both male and female crew members if someone’s advances are unwanted. Read More

Mitigating Against the Risks of Fire On Board

Posted: 3rd Apr 2023

Written by: Sarah Allan

While it is with some relief that the spate of fires over the last 18 months have not resulted in any serious injury or loss of life, fire damage and the resulting loss is usually devastating, leaving owners, crew and stakeholders in considerable shock. Read More

Not Another Cybersecurity Blog - Upping the Ante on Yacht Security

Posted: 30th Mar 2023

Written by: Ryan Porter

Cybersecurity has been a buzzword in the maritime industry for years, but when it comes to superyachts, many of us simply aren't taking enough action to protect our vessels and all those aboard. Read More


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