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A Transitioning Market: Superyacht Industry Insights

Posted: 1st Apr 2020

Written by: Bert Fowles

As the world’s population currently combats the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important to look at existing (now outdated) baseline data from before the virus occurred to determine how our industry will eventually and definitely change. Read More

Josh Richardson's Dream Superyacht Garage

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

From jet skis and scuba equipment to kite surfs, wakeboards, submarines and more, a superyacht toy garage is the heart of the action on board any vessel. Josh Richardson of SYTT shares his wish list of water toys on the market right now... Read More

Coronavirus and Crew: Know Your Rights

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch & John Cook

The Coronavirus pandemic is a global de facto force majeure affecting all walks of life, disrupting daily activities and intended future activities. However, it is not usual for force majeure to be included in employment contracts and MLC, 2006, (MLC) does not address the issue. Read More

Work Harassment: UNCENSORED with Marien Sarriera

Posted: 27th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

In a bid to address some of the taboos in the superyacht industry, UNCENSORED is a show where crew can openly discuss ‘difficult topics’, hosted by Marien Sarriera and broadcast on Yachting International Radio. The show is honest, hard-hitting and, as the name suggests –uncensored. Read More

The Effects of COVID-19 on Ship & Yacht Finance

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Grant Eldred and Sarah Allen

As the current pandemic emergency continues to develop around the globe, businesses involved in the world of ship finance, sale and purchase, and construction are beginning to feel the impact on the industry. Read More

Uncensored with Marien Sarriera of Yachts Mermaids

Posted: 21st Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Founder of Yachts Mermaids, an online platform which provides resources, tools and support for female yacht crew, Marien Sarriera isn’t afraid to discuss the more difficult aspects of yachting that are seldom aired in public. Read More

Weather Forecasts, Safe Passage and Safe Berths

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Carri Woodburn

Adverse weather enhances the risks for yachts and crew, not only in open waters but also in bays, anchorages, ports and marinas. The key to controlling damage is advance planning. Read More

e3 Technology Update 2020

Posted: 17th Mar 2020

Written by: Roger Horner

Since our last article, yet more LEO satellites have been launched into orbit. Elon Musk’s 60 Starlink LEO satellites were closely followed by another 60 satellites on 29th January. Then OneWeb, another LEO constellation project, launched another 34 satellites on 6th February. Read More

Sarnia's Bruce Maltwood Talks Fiduciary in the Marine Industry

Posted: 17th Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

As director of Sarnia Yachts and a member of the board, Bruce Maltwood discusses the ever-changing complexities of a fiduciary business operating in the superyacht industry and what actions owners and charterers need to explore post-Brexit. Read More

In Discussion with Master Yacht Photographer Carlo Borlenghi

Posted: 16th Mar 2020

Written by: Victoria Pearce

It is always a massive pleasure talking to a grand master, and if there's one thing Carlo Borlenghi is, it’s a master of the art of yacht photography. It was a delight for him to take time out of his busy schedule to grant us a Skype interview from his photography agency office in Milan. Read More

Heath McCormack on Riviera Cbay - the eBay for Superyachts

Posted: 16th Mar 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Known as the eBay of the superyacht industry, Riviera Cbay is a platform for selling your used tenders and toys, furniture, galley and interior items, giving money back to the yacht while reducing storage costs and waste. Managing director Heath McCormack tells us how it works... Read More

Safety at Sea with VesselWatch CEO Matt Wright

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

To those working in some of the most challenging environments at sea, it's no secret that the multi-functional safety and communications system VesselWatch is one of the most essential pieces of kit available today. Read More

The Newest Water Toys to try Right Now

Posted: 21st Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

With the Caribbean season in full swing, you’re probably busy reviewing your inventory of water toys right now. Superyacht Tenders & Toys gives us the lowdown on the newest water toys you should set your sights on. Read More

Mark Peak of SYTT on the Trends in Water Toys for 2020

Posted: 16th Jan 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As toy specialist at Superyacht Tenders & Toys, Mark Peak has one of the most enviable jobs in the business. We caught up with Mark to get the low down on the latest water toys for this year. Read More

Alexander Coles on Life as a Superyacht Charter Broker

Posted: 16th Jan 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Bespoke Yacht Charter is one of the predominant yacht charter specialists in the Mediterranean with a healthy base of repeat clients. So what underpins Alex Coles' success in a competitive market? Read More

VHR’s Dale Fisher on Technical Recruitment in the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 15th Jan 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

International technical recruitment company VHR has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and Dale Fisher, GM of its Marine Division, is responsible for sourcing the best talent for some of the superyacht industry’s biggest players Read More

Superyacht Documents and Certificates: An Overview

Posted: 30th Dec 2019

Written by: Claudia Casalis, Esq. and Nicholas J. Zeher, Esq.

When it comes to certificates and documents for the closing of a sale, what is needed will primarily depend on the tonnage of the vessel and whether it will be used as a commercial or recreational vessel. Read More

Insider Tips for Chartering in the Off Season

Posted: 16th Dec 2019

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Obtaining your ideal yacht with availability for your preferred dates is key to your charter experience, however peak cruising season is when popular yachts are booked far in advance as the demand for yachts is high.   Read More

Crew Look After Superyachts, but who Looks After Crew?

Posted: 28th Oct 2019

Written by: Melanie Langley

Superyacht crewing has become one of the go-to careers for young men and women looking to earn great money while sailing to exotic locations aboard multi-million-dollar luxury yachts. It's crucial you protect yourself with an indi... Read More

Do’s & Don’ts of Dual Agency Broker Representation in the US

Posted: 25th Oct 2019

Written by: Claudia Casalis & Nicholas J. Zeher

While yacht brokers often welcome a dual agency because it usually means they receive a higher commission from the sale, there are many things that a broker should know before moving forward as it's easy to run afoul of the height... Read More

Daniel Echasseriau Talks Cuisine at Marigot Bay

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

As the newly-appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Marigot Bay Resort and Marina on St Lucia, Daniel Echasseriau brings with him over 26 years of experience. We speak to him about what you can expect from your plate durin... Read More

Ally Ford on Working at Superyacht Tenders & Toys

Posted: 18th Oct 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Ally Ford is the longest serving staff member of Superyacht Tenders & Toys, a close-knit team that works hard and plays hard with a work-life balance that many simply dream of. The role of Office Manager is not without its challen... Read More

Dispute Resolution Clauses – Ignore at your Peril!

Posted: 4th Oct 2019

Written by: Sarah Allan

Law, jurisdiction and dispute resolution provisions, including expert determination clauses are often overlooked in a heated contractual negotiation. Not unsurprisingly, at the start of a commercial relationship one is not focused... Read More

Safety Afloat: There’s no Excuse for Being all at Sea

Posted: 10th Sep 2019

Written by: John Dodd

The sheer number of leisure sailors who take to the water each year with an inadequate or careless understanding of the equipment, processes and services needed to keep their vessels and themselves safe is a constant source of con... Read More

The State of Connectivity: Independent Advice

Posted: 30th Aug 2019

Written by: Roger Horner

With more than 6,000 superyachts predicted to be in operation by 2020, the ever-increasing thirst for connectivity is driving change across the sector. The reality of Low Earth Orbit satellites is inching ever closer, with new ant... Read More

Maritime Security in the Middle East - April to August 2019

Posted: 23rd Aug 2019

Written by: Securewest International

Traveling the seas is an incredible way to see the world but it comes with a unique set of challenges and potential security risks. For travel risk managers and captains planning a trip to the Middle East, Securewest has provided ... Read More

Are Sustainable Yacht Toys Possible?

Posted: 20th Aug 2019

Written by: Josh Richardson

Are sustainable yacht toys really possible? The team at Superyacht Tenders & Toys is a collection of lifelong sailors and watersports enthusiasts and it goes without saying that we want to do our part to protect the environment th... Read More

Yacht Ownership - The End of Leasing Schemes?

Posted: 20th Aug 2019

Written by: Dominion

In 2018 following the Mercedes-Benz ruling, both Cyprus and Malta withdrew their popular Leasing Schemes for superyachts. Both jurisdictions introduced revised schemes and both failed scrutiny a second time. It is now evident tha... Read More

Marinas with Heart: Inspire Giving Through You

Posted: 29th Jul 2019

Written by: Gemma Fottles

From design to construction, from charter to ownership, the world of yachting is undoubtedly one of the most unique, rewarding and highest net-worth industries in the world, however it also comes with an uncomfortable paradox. Som... Read More

Yachting is Safe, Until You Forget it's Dangerous - Conclusion

Posted: 22nd Jul 2019

Written by: Commander Sean O'Reilly

Fishermen Alf and his son, Ben, have gone to sea for the day, expected to be home by 1600. But they aren’t. Three days of angst-ridden searching reveals nothing, until ominously evidential flotsam washes ashore. The vessel is lat... Read More

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