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Management Companies: Good, Bad or Ugly? An Engineer's Perspective

Posted: 15th Jun 2013

Written by: Mike Wilson

Isn’t that the question of the decade? As the years have progressed, there has been a significant shift in the industry towards owners putting the well-being of their vessels in the hands of more organized and structured programs... Read More

Panamanian Scramble: American ports vie for future benefits

Posted: 7th Jun 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

The Panama Canal is still at least two years from opening its new set of locks but for years now those very locks have been the cause of much commotion and consternation among ports along the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and in the Ca... Read More

Monty Python and the Rise of the Multicultural Yacht Crew

Posted: 23rd May 2013

Written by: Jo Morgan

“It’s just a flesh wound,” I said, as I sucked the blood off my finger. I smiled at the Filipino stewardess. “Yes, I know. You cut your finger. It is little – not bad.” She looked at me oddly. “Monty Python?” I said hopefully. ... Read More

Wealth, Ego and Innovation

Posted: 29th Apr 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

While superyachts are centuries removed from the artistic revival of Europe, they reflect the same age-old relationship between wealth and innovation which has been shaping art, design and architecture throughout history. Read More

The Rise of the Submersible?

Posted: 2nd Apr 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

It may be hard to believe, but you couldn’t always land a helicopter on yachts. Suffice it to say, those days are behind us. Helidecks and helicopters are fast becoming just another accessory these days. But in the same way that h... Read More

Selling the Experience: Re-thinking how superyachts are sold

Posted: 28th Feb 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

A sleek white boat sits at anchor. At the bow stands a slender white woman in a seductive white bikini. The boat and the woman rest idly in the protection of a bright blue bay, hemmed in on the sides by a sliver of white beach set... Read More

A Passage to Antarctica

Posted: 24th Feb 2013

Written by: Patzi Haslimann

The Akademik Ioffe pulled out of Ushuaia into the summer sunset of the Beagle Channel a little late. The ninety passengers on board, mostly wildlife photographers, eager on deck as the sky turned from gold to red to pink, and the ... Read More

Unchartered Waters: The Business of Expedition Yachting

Posted: 8th Feb 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

It was almost always light out. Places like the Antarctic get that way during their summer months – in this case, December and January. The sun burns the candle from both ends, staying out until late at night and back up again wel... Read More

Piracy and the Rise of Armed Security

Posted: 18th Jan 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

As piracy off the coast of Somalia has increased, so has the number of private maritime security companies in operation – expanding nearly fourfold since 2008. However, there is almost no regulation of the industry, and stories o... Read More

The Experience Factor: The relationship between captain and management

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

For Fabien Roché, COO of Sunrise Yachts and ex captain, the art of yacht management is all about relationships – the most perilous of which is that between the management company and the captain. Too often that relationship can be... Read More


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