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Evolution: Ripping up the Rule Book in Yacht Agency

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Today Evolution Yachting has announced a revolutionary new pricing structure offering transparency, clarity and accountability ripping up the rule book in yacht agency. Read More

Virtual Boat Shows & Webinars: Communication Tips Part 2

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

In part two of our series on communication tips we review the shift from in-person to virtual/digital events and share feedback from industry insiders on what's working and what's not. Read More

Converting Superyachts into Healing Centres

Posted: 1st Jun 2020

Written by: Jaime Iredale

Like many people who felt 2020 to be a year of transformation, I did not expect it to unfold the way that it did. But this 'Dark Night of the Soul' is also an opportunity for reflection and personal development. Read More

As Yachting Comes Back from COVID-19

Posted: 22nd May 2020

Written by: Oscar Siches

It will not only be financial institutions or employees: it is associations, families, suppliers, clients, an immense group of entangled humans coming out of the hardest global shock of modern times. Read More

Best Practices for Yachting Companies Working From Home: Part 1

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

While many things feel uncertain right now, yachting companies have quickly worked to apply communication management plans to continue to do business and offer employees flexibility while working from a remote environment. Read More

Does Excellent Training Create Excellent Crew?

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Lynne Edwards

Does excellent training create excellent crew? An interesting question, especially as the number of mandatory and voluntary training courses continues to rise. Chief Stew and trainer Lynne Edwards gives an informed view.
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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As the world’s population currently combats the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important to look at existing (now outdated) baseline data from before the virus occurred to determine how our industry will eventually and definitely change.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

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

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

Yachting is Safe...Until You Forget it's Dangerous

Posted: 6th Jun 2019

Written by: Commander Sean O'Reilly

As a ship’s master accrues wisdom and experience at sea, sliding down the proverbial banister of life, there are few rigid questions and even fewer rigid answers. It’s arguably more art than science, for captaincy is surely as muc... Read More

America’s Cup is Unfinished Business for Skipper Terry Hutchinson

Posted: 14th Mar 2019

Written by: Justin Chisholm

American yachtsman Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to success at the highest level in the sport of yacht racing. He has racked up countless world championship titles during his career and has played senior roles in four America’s ... Read More

Spirit Yachts

Posted: 1st Nov 2018

Written by: Sarah Forge

“Why do all modern yachts have to be fat, white and plastic?” asked the founders of Spirit Yachts. Their beautiful sailing yachts, including Gaia and Flight of Ufford, handcrafted out of wood, prove that this needn't be the case. ... Read More

Extreme Sailing: No Rest for the Wicked

Posted: 3rd Aug 2018

Written by: Nick Moloney

Nick Moloney, one of the world’s most respected Ocean Sailors, is all too familiar with sleep deprivation on the front line of extreme sailing. While offshore racers are well trained in maintaining their physical fitness, the effe... Read More

Mission Ocean: What Nature Can Teach Us About Hurricane Defence

Posted: 2nd Aug 2018

Written by: Laura Beard

It is undeniable. Hurricanes and natural disasters are getting more frequent - and more violent - with every season. Spending time in Dominica and Martinique, we have learnt that mangroves and coral reefs are nature's flood defenc... Read More

Insurance for Dummies

Posted: 17th Feb 2018

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

The only item anybody buys in the hope they are throwing their money away is insurance, regardless of the asset or the risk. In the case of a large yacht, it’s natural to assume that the owner's insurance would cover all eventuali... Read More

When You're Ready to Move Ashore

Posted: 25th Jan 2018

Written by: Mark Upton

How many people start out in the superyacht industry thinking they will do it forever? Since yachting has never been conducive to having a home life and family the answer is very few. But a job aboard has a habit of turning into a... Read More

Getting to the Bottom of the B1B2 Visa for Yacht Crew

Posted: 21st Dec 2017

Written by: Sarah Laty

There are many grey areas in the yachting industry, but perhaps none as perpetually frustrating as visas, particularly the B1B2 sought by non-US yacht crew voyaging Stateside. Here, Sarah Laty demystifies the process with tips for... Read More

The CHENNAI SIX - What’s it got to do with Yachting?

Posted: 20th Dec 2017

Written by: Commander Sean O'Reilly

I’m not a regular listener of BBC Radio 2 but my attention was grabbed recently by a chatty news item on the release of six British former Servicemen who have just been liberated after being banged up for 30 months, in what was pr... Read More

Is VR the Next Disruptor for the Superyacht Industry?

Posted: 6th Nov 2017

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Virtual Reality (VR) isn't a new concept, but the yachting industry is awakening to the shift in the digital landscape and looking beyond predictable sales and marketing campaigns.
The days of miniature scale yacht models in bro...
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When Things Go Wrong: Crisis Management

Posted: 25th Sep 2017

Written by: Nick Thomas

Despite well thought out safety standards and increased training for yacht crew, incidents will happen and one doesn’t have to go too far to find them, reported and unreported. In this article I recommend that all levels of manage... Read More

Superyacht Accident Reporting - A P&I View

Posted: 23rd Sep 2017

Written by: Louise Hall

The role of a P&I Club (Protection & Indemnity) is to provide vessel operators with liability insurance in the event of a claim in relation to cargo, collision, damage to/loss of property, people (including crew and passengers), p... Read More

Situational Awareness Onboard & Ashore

Posted: 22nd Sep 2017

Written by: Wayne Britton

As we’ve already heard earlier in this series on safety in yachting, around 80% of incidents and accidents at sea are caused by human error, often due to a loss of Situational Awareness. Could these have been avoided? Absolutely.... Read More

10 Steps to Cyber Security

Posted: 21st Sep 2017

Written by: Steve Mair

Much of the language used in the media around cyber is designed to spread fear and uncertainty. It’s deliberately emotional with the intention of causing some form of reaction, if only to read the article. This is a distortion of ... Read More

Safety Onboard, a Yacht Manager's View

Posted: 20th Sep 2017

Written by: Franc Jansen

The topic of safety covers a lot of ground, so it’s difficult to decide where to start. Without trying to be comprehensive I have picked a few key issues that I think are crucial to the safety of yachts: compliance to the rules an... Read More

Safety and Crew Recruitment

Posted: 18th Sep 2017

Written by: Nicola Morgan

When I was asked if I would write something on this subject, at first I was a little unsure how (and if) safety and recruitment are related. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realised that so much of what we do thro... Read More

Safety by Design

Posted: 12th Sep 2017

Written by: Ian Biles

In 1988 'The Superyachts' published by Boat International offered the following definition: “A superyacht, we feel, is generally large and at the same time it meets the highest standards of design and construction. It is, addition... Read More

Leadership in Developing a Culture of Safety First

Posted: 11th Sep 2017

Written by: Karen Passman

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a reported 80% of incidents and accidents at sea are caused by human error. The interesting question is why? Are we putting people in positions of authority without the appropriate training? Ar... Read More

Yachting’s Next Generation

Posted: 7th Sep 2017

Written by: Bianca Ljungberg

The Monaco chapter of Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY) is now in its fifth year, with an even stronger vision to attract the very best of yachting’s next generation. The first YPY opened its doors in Fort Lauderdale in 2009 a... Read More

The Impact of Technology on Safety in Superyachts

Posted: 4th Sep 2017

Written by: Matt Hyde & Sam Wheaton

The use of technology has played an invaluable role in ensuring the safe arrival of sailors and crew members for hundreds of years, from the sextant to radio to satellite. From the perspective of a superyacht engineer there are ma... Read More

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