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IGY Marinas Unveils Exciting New Plans at Monaco Yacht Show 2023

Posted: 24th Sep 2023

Written by: Karen Hockney

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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How Old is 'Too Old' to Run a Superyacht?

Posted: 8th Mar 2023

Written by: The K Flag

Chatting with friends the other day we stumbled into that favoured yachty territory of telling funny stories of boats past and eventually the conversation turned to 'how old is too old’ when it comes to running a superyacht? Read More

Solace Boats: Rethinking the Centre Console

Posted: 1st Feb 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Hot on the heels of its headline-grabbing appearance at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St Thomas in December 2022, we caught up with the diverse team behind Solace Boats to get the inside scoop on this dynamic brand. Read More

Leading by Example: John Veesma on the Road to Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 11th Jan 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

We sit down with John to discuss his eclectic career path, the successes – and challenges – that have put him where he is today, and why he believes LH Dynamics is set to tranform the way we train and develop high performing teams.  Read More

Christmas on Board – do you Love it or Hate it?

Posted: 16th Dec 2022

Written by: The K Flag

Are you on board for Christmas this year? Or maybe you’re at home? Are you a Christmas lover or a hater? I’ve always been the former, but I have to say even I found Christmases on board a yacht a bit challenging. Read More

Superyachts, Crew and the Climate Crisis: Are you Clean, Green and Serene?

Posted: 14th Nov 2022

Written by: The K Flag

How do you feel about working on a superyacht in a climate crisis? Do you harbour feelings of guilt every time you see the monstrous bunkering totals? Or do you feel like your keen adherence to the recycling bin separation offsets your sins? Read More

How World Fuel Services is Fuelling Superyachts Around the World

Posted: 27th Sep 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

As a Fortune 500 company, providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment, and transaction management solutions to the marine and other industries, World Fuel Services must be doing something right. Read More

Peter Vogel on the Road to Success with Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 21st Sep 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

Speaking with Peter Vogel, we take him back to the very beginning, to what inspired him, what he has learned and what he hopes to achieve long term for those working within the superyacht industry. Read More

Taking Global Traveller Healthcare to the Next Level

Posted: 21st Sep 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Jennifer Bell, Global Client Services Account Manager at VIGILINT and Jonathan Schaffer, MD, GMAP Program Director within International Operations at Cleveland Clinic, discuss what Trident Collective members can expect when a healthcare issue strikes. Read More

Navium Marine’s Innovative Insurance Exclusive to the IGY Trident Collective

Posted: 12th Sep 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

As the hectic Mediterranean summer yachting season comes to an end, this year has also heralded some major news for the industry: the launch of the IGY Trident Collective, an exclusive membership program for superyacht owners. Read More

Forbes Travel Guide Partners with IGY Trident Collective to Elevate Superyacht Crew Service

Posted: 1st Sep 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Universally recognised as the leading authority on five-star guest experience, Forbes Travel Guide is bringing its unparalleled reputation in luxury hospitality to an exciting new partnership with IGY’s Trident Collective. Read More

"Now is the Time for Change": Jenny Matthews on Diversity in Yachting

Posted: 17th Aug 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

If you work in the superyacht industry, you will have heard the name Jenny Matthews. A chief officer and co-founder of She of the Sea and Legasea, Jenny is no stranger to the obstacles faced by those who don’t fit the traditional narrative of what it means to be a yachtie. Read More

Crew and the Cost of Living Crisis: Save or Splurge?

Posted: 15th Aug 2022

Written by: The K Flag

Are you a saver or a spender? Are you being more careful with your wages now that there’s a global cost of living crisis? Or do you feel nicely insulated from it on Planet Yacht? Read More

Fairport Yacht Support and IGY Marinas: Powering Choice for the Superyacht Elite

Posted: 4th Aug 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Graeme Lord, the founder and CEO of Fairport Yacht Support, has an impressive sea-faring history dating back generations. Indeed, it has shaped the DNA and very identity of Fairport and everything it offers. Read More

Global Scarcity of Slips a Major Challenge for Superyacht Owners

Posted: 3rd Aug 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Demand for charters is at an all-time high - alongside bookings carried forward from last year - while a robust brokerage market looks set to continue well into 2023. Read More

eLogbook Founder Liz Jackson on Building Business Success

Posted: 2nd Aug 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

Liz Jackson was offered her first job on a boat “because farmers' daughters are typically hard-working”, a quality that quickly propelled her through the ranks as chief stew and purser before she moved ashore to start her own company. 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 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

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

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


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