Industry

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

Inside Sarnia Yachts’ New Management Division

Posted: 30th Jun 2021

Written by: Rachel Ingram

“We’re going to reinvigorate Sarnia.” says Hans Bouman, head of the new yacht management division at Sarnia Yachts. Strong words from one of Sarnia’s newest recruits but his promise is already coming true as the company emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic stronger than it entered. 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

Resetting the Model for Boat Shows in the Caribbean

Posted: 18th May 2021

Written by: Bert Fowles

For many years, the superyacht industry has debated a reset of boat shows to better fulfill the needs of a variety of regional and international stakeholders. IGY Marinas and IYBA have listened and joined forces to deliver.   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

The Weight of Expectations - Yacht Crew & Eating Disorders

Posted: 1st Apr 2021

Written by: The K Flag

Resolutions, detoxes and diets...How's it going? Are you living in a haze of green smoothies and dawn yoga sessions, or have you fallen off the wagon and eaten half the crew mess Pringles? Are you sure it's just a fad or is something else going on? Read More

Social Storm: Safeguarding Crew Reputation in the Age of Social Media

Posted: 26th Mar 2021

Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

On the morning of February 24th, Captain Simon Johnson was lining up MY Go in preparation for the 10.30am bridge in St. Maarten. If you’re in the yachting industry, you’ve probably been hiding under the proverbial rock if you don’t know the rest of the story. Read More

The Status of Diversity and Inclusion in Yachting

Posted: 19th Mar 2021

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

The superyacht industry has been paying closer attention to diversity and inclusion, with a focus on equality and creating a more sustainable industry. However few articles have reported on navigating the barriers and successes of building diversity and inclusion strategies into yachting companies. Read More

The Status of Diversity and Inclusion in Yachting: Part 2

Posted: 19th Mar 2021

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Diversity and inclusion are not the same. Inclusion is about authenticity, empathy and equality, and is more focused on the policies and procedures a yachting company implements in the workplace. There’s never been a better time for advocates to be 100 per cent vocal for these causes. Read More

Why Are We Still Using Two-Way Radios?

Posted: 3rd Mar 2021

Written by: Ryan Porter

It's 2021 and we are still using two-way radios on board to communicate with our fellow crew members. Why haven't we all moved on to something more sophisticated? It’s as simple as the fact that no alternative is as reliable when it comes to two-way communication. Read More

Crew NDAs: All You Need To Know

Posted: 28th Feb 2021

Written by: Dominic Bulfin

NDAs go by many names, but whatever you may call them, if you work on a superyacht you have probably been asked to sign one at some point in your career. If you haven’t, here is your chance to swot up before it’s your turn. Read More

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