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
With its 71 year history, electrical manufacturer and service provider Ward’s Marine is a staple of the Florida superyachting scene. Its president Kristina Hebert discusses her family business, and why electrical systems on board superyachts are the unsung, unseen heroes of every charter.
As a headline sponsor of the upcoming Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas, the USVI Department of Tourism is aiming to showcase the region to a new clientele and play a prominent role in supporting the inaugural event. Read More
The superyacht industry is famous for many things, and chief amongst them is the yachts themselves. These gleaming marvels of science, engineering, design and fabrication, often represent the sharp edge of the craftsmanship required in each of these fields. Read More
For over 30 years, DYT has provided specific routes that superyachts depend upon every year. The Caribbean, Balearics, South of France and Florida are - unsurprisingly - the most sought after yacht transport routes. Read More
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
‘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
While the world was in chaos due to the pandemic, up and coming Spanish superyacht designer Alejandro Crespo was quietly planning his next big career move and went on to open his very own yacht design studio - Daroca Design. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There’s a myth in yachting that working on a charter yacht equates to seeing the world on a bumped up salary in a party atmosphere, while private vessels spell a slower pace of life. Anyone who works in the industry knows it’s a lot more nuanced than that... Read More
Crew retention is generally perceived to be one of the biggest headaches in the yachting industry yet the most important in maintaining a happy ship. We spoke to leading industry figures to ascertain the issues surrounding crew retention and how to improve longevity. Read More
Crew culture is created by people regardless of the size of a yacht but it can vary immensely between small and large vessels. What’s not in doubt is the importance of teamwork for it is this foundation upon which the happiness and satisfaction levels on board depend.
The eldest of four siblings, Sara Ballinger's grasp of group dynamics inspired an early passion for teaching and team building. Having worked with large corporations as well as crew on large yachts, Sara discusses the road to success and shares her insight into two very different worlds. Read More
To call 2020 a year of change is something of an understatement. The world today is a very different place, yet it’s clear that by looking forward fearlessly and adapting rapidly, some companies have become even stronger during these challenging times. Read More
Some believe having standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place can reduce the level of safety onboard yachts. I believe this can be true, only if you blindly follow a checklist. So as fallible beings, how do we prevent mistakes from happening? Read More
Most photos of yachts are near the coast, in beautiful weather and with their best finery on show, but it is not always like this. Two stories, two yachts, two oceans and one message…it can be frightening out there over the horizon and good yacht crew need to be prepared.
Feeling blue? Push the boat out! Spend the slush fund and get three sheets to the wind. OnboardOnline looks into the nautical origins of some popular English expressions. Read More
Last month the team at LH answered some common leadership questions faced by yacht captains in relation to their crew. Following on, we shine a light on companies ashore and asked them to share an example of great leadership and how it impacts the way they do business today. Read More