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Luxury Hospitality: The Guest Experience with Lazlo Gal

Posted: 30th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

What do we imagine when we think of a butler? Perhaps a stoic figure in a bygone world of period drama, a silver platter ahead of every wish and command of the master? Lazlo Gal is a man in the know, so we asked him what it takes to succeed and create a truly memorable guest experience. Read More

Adam Hunkin on Trends at Shipyard Supply Co.

Posted: 29th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

A keen sailor and experienced deckhand, we spoke to Adam Hunkin of Shipyard Supply Co.about some of his specialist projects, what's trending, and how the company plans to move forward in a post COVID-19 world. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Stand Out Service with Erik Smit

Posted: 19th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

With over 20 years’ experience working in and managing Michelin-starred restaurants and five-star hotels around the world, Luxury Hospitality's operations manager Erik Smit is passionate about service and the finer things in life. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Building Strong Teams with Julia Rogers

Posted: 12th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

As head of Insight at Luxury Hospitality, Julia Rogers is an expert in team building, helping individuals and groups to up their game by playing to their strengths. Julia explains how this works in practice, and how greater awareness of self and others is crucial to happiness and success. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Inspiring Leadership with Martin Mainey

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Martin Mainey is a born teacher, starting out as a chemistry teacher in Istanbul and later working in senior roles in establishments of further education. He has also worked in industry and on board, always a keen observer of what makes people tick and perform to the max. Read More

Trends in Yacht Tenders & Toys with Angus Gilmour of SYTT

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

It's every person's dream to turn their hobby into a job and Angus Gilmour is no exception. Having spent much of his youth out on the water, later working on board several superyachts, he's now project manager at SYTT, supplying tenders and toys and overseeing custom design. Read More

DYT’s Gabriele Consiglieri on Yacht Transport During COVID-19

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused many yachting businesses to take a pause, a team of highly skilled people are hard at work to ensure that yachts can still get home. DYT’s Gabriele Consiglieri gives us the story on the ground. Read More

Georgie Mainey on Food Safety Management for Superyachts

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Food safety management is not something we often hear about in yachting but, in an industry that prides itself on excellence, most of us presume this extends to the way food is sourced, stored and prepared on board, in much the same way as on land. Read More

Superyacht Laundry Services with Jill Devine

Posted: 29th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

While superyacht charters are on hold for now, it’s only a matter of time before things pick up and crew prepare to welcome guests back on board. Behind the scenes this includes everything from safety drills to laundry, a topic on which few are more qualified than Jill Devine. Read More

Uncensored with Marien Sarriera of Yachts Mermaids

Posted: 21st Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Founder of Yachts Mermaids, an online platform which provides resources, tools and support for female yacht crew, Marien Sarriera isn’t afraid to discuss the more difficult aspects of yachting that are seldom aired in public. Read More

Sarnia's Bruce Maltwood Talks Fiduciary in the Marine Industry

Posted: 17th Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

As director of Sarnia Yachts and a member of the board, Bruce Maltwood discusses the ever-changing complexities of a fiduciary business operating in the superyacht industry and what actions owners and charterers need to explore post-Brexit. Read More

Heath McCormack on Riviera Cbay - the eBay for Superyachts

Posted: 16th Mar 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Known as the eBay of the superyacht industry, Riviera Cbay is a platform for selling your used tenders and toys, furniture, galley and interior items, giving money back to the yacht while reducing storage costs and waste. Managing director Heath McCormack tells us how it works... Read More

In Discussion with Master Yacht Photographer Carlo Borlenghi

Posted: 16th Mar 2020

Written by: Victoria Pearce

It is always a massive pleasure talking to a grand master, and if there's one thing Carlo Borlenghi is, it’s a master of the art of yacht photography. It was a delight for him to take time out of his busy schedule to grant us a Skype interview from his photography agency office in Milan. Read More

Mark Peak of SYTT on the Trends in Water Toys for 2020

Posted: 16th Jan 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As toy specialist at Superyacht Tenders & Toys, Mark Peak has one of the most enviable jobs in the business. We caught up with Mark to get the low down on the latest water toys for this year. Read More

Alexander Coles on Life as a Superyacht Charter Broker

Posted: 16th Jan 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Bespoke Yacht Charter is one of the predominant yacht charter specialists in the Mediterranean with a healthy base of repeat clients. So what underpins Alex Coles' success in a competitive market? Read More

VHR’s Dale Fisher on Technical Recruitment in the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 15th Jan 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

International technical recruitment company VHR has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and Dale Fisher, GM of its Marine Division, is responsible for sourcing the best talent for some of the superyacht industry’s biggest players Read More

Louise Sydbeck, Master of Wine & Author of The Yacht Cru Wine Guide

Posted: 1st Dec 2019

Written by: Sam Watson

There are only 367 Masters of Wine in the world and Louise Sydbeck, founder of Riviera Wine and author of the Yacht Cru Wine Guide, is proud to be one of them. But as Louise explains, mastering wine involves lifelong learning driven by passion and the pursuit of excellence in matching wines with personal preference. Read More

Daniel Echasseriau Talks Cuisine at Marigot Bay

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

As the newly-appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Marigot Bay Resort and Marina on St Lucia, Daniel Echasseriau brings with him over 26 years of experience. We speak to him about what you can expect from your plate durin... Read More

Ally Ford on Working at Superyacht Tenders & Toys

Posted: 18th Oct 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Ally Ford is the longest serving staff member of Superyacht Tenders & Toys, a close-knit team that works hard and plays hard with a work-life balance that many simply dream of. The role of Office Manager is not without its challen... Read More

Behind the Scenes with DYT Yacht Transport

Posted: 16th May 2019

Written by: Sam Watson

Yacht Transport is not a common topic of conversation, and vessels just magically appear wherever they're supposed to be, wherever in the world. But behind the scenes there are some hefty logistics and a team of highly skilled peo... Read More

Behind the Lens: Superyacht Photographer Stuart Pearce

Posted: 7th Mar 2019

Written by: Victoria Pearce

Stuart Pearce's shots have become classics, exuding energy and using colour and light to showcase yachts in all their glory. They evoke a feeling of awe and wonder in those of us who sail on them, and pride in those who own them. ... Read More

Onboard with Mark Savage of Excelerate Marine

Posted: 31st Jan 2019

Written by: Sam Watson

When Excelerate Technology Group, the leading provider of mobile connectivity for the UK emergency services, decided to apply their expertise to superyachts, they were in for a few surprises. Compared to their core business ashore... Read More

Richard Mason on the Changes at Volvo Ocean Race

Posted: 18th Dec 2018

Written by: Justin Chisholm

A tide of change has swept over the Volvo Ocean Race since the spectacular conclusion of the 2017-18 race in June, most notably a change of ownership and a change of name. We hear from chief operating officer Richard Mason on the ... Read More

Doyle Sails CEO Mike Sanderson

Posted: 30th Nov 2018

Written by: Justin Chisholm

As CEO of the powerhouse sailmaking brand Doyle Sails Kiwi sailor Mike Sanderson gets involved in just about every area of the fast-evolving professional yacht racing world. From the 52 Super Series and Maxi 72s, through the new g... Read More

Daryl Wislang on the Volvo Ocean Race

Posted: 6th Nov 2018

Written by: Justin Chisholm

New Zealand ocean racer Daryl Wislang has an exceptional track record over the last four editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. He cinched wins in 2014-15 and 2017-18 aboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Dongfeng Race Team respectively. W... Read More

Luke Porter at the Helm of Shipyard Supply Co.

Posted: 25th Sep 2018

Written by: Sam Watson

Created by the founders of Superyacht Tenders & Toys, Shipyard Supply Co. (SSCo.) is a new venture set up to meet growing demand for quality superyacht deck equipment. Sharing the same award-winning ethos of innovation and unparal... Read More

Fraser Yacht Manager, Harald Van Exem

Posted: 6th Feb 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Having attracted 18 new yachts in 2017, the Fraser management fleet is going from strength to strength. As reported in its end of year review, demand for Fraser’s yacht management services was highest in the Middle East, while dem... Read More

Xavier Nedjam, Nautech Group Shipyards

Posted: 27th Sep 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

As one of the oldest luxury superyacht refit and repair shipyards in the South of France, the Nautech Group has enjoyed years of continued growth and that development continues in 2017 with the acquisition of additional shipyards ... Read More

Going Local with Caterina Oliviero of BWA Italy

Posted: 3rd May 2017

Written by: Sam Watson

When your clients are anywhere and everywhere you need a global presence to take care of business. For successful yacht agents this means having a local network on the ground with the expert knowledge and passion to give clients t... Read More

Cedric Seguela, Founder of Secrets de Cuisine

Posted: 1st Feb 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

A passionate cook from the age of 14, Cedric Seguela began working on board cruise ships before landing his first job as a chef on a superyacht, openning his eyes to a very different challenge. When he later moved ashore he founde... Read More

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