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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

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

Broker of the Month: Josh Francis, TJB Super Yachts

Posted: 28th Jul 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Be it property, fine wine, champagne or superyachts, Josh Francis is a born salesman. Here Josh discusses life as a sales and charter broker, his favourite cruising grounds, and his predictions for the market. Read More

The High-Speed Engineering Talent Behind ZediSense

Posted: 15th Jul 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

The lead developer behind VTT SenseWay’s revolutionary ZediSense sensor, Jaakko Saarela has had an illustrious career working for some of the world’s biggest brands. He speaks to us about how he built ZediSense, his passion for programming and his need for speed. Read More

Navigating a Sensory Revolution at SenseWay

Posted: 13th Jul 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

Previously a chief officer working offshore, today Anu Peippo has a different type of command navigating the development of marine engineering projects at VTT SenseWay.
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Logging on: The World's First Digital Log Book for Superyachts

Posted: 24th Jun 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

Launched by industry veteran Liz Jackson, eLogbook is the industry’s first-ever cloud-based platform which is set to revolutionise the digital log book market. Read More

Sensing the Future of Onboard Automation with ZediSense

Posted: 16th May 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

VTT SenseWay’s CEO Jere Laaksonen sat down with OnboardOnline to talk about their pioneering ZediSense product and the profound value in knowing, for sure, whether or not a space is actually occupied. Read More

Backing Jack: The Man Supercharging Superyacht Technology

Posted: 11th May 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

When someone is described as having a ‘strong personality’ in British English parlance, it is safe to say that it is sometimes used in a less than flattering manner. In the case of Jack Robinson, however, this phrase should be viewed in an entirely complementary fashion. Read More

Voly Founder Ian Flanagan: Tennis Ace Turned Fintech Guru for Yachts

Posted: 23rd Mar 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

In the high flying, jet setting superyacht industry, vast amounts of money change hands on a daily basis. The UK’s Voly Group has introduced a revolutionary new software solution to help yacht owners, managers and captains manage their yacht’s expenses on a daily basis. Read More

Navigating Berth Sales in the South of France with Zen Yachting

Posted: 16th Feb 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the unofficial home of yachting on the Cote d’Azur, Antibes is one of the most picturesque spots in the Med and the perfect spot to choose a mooring. Finding the right berth at the right price, however, is more challenging – this is where Zen Yachting comes in.
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Shirley Janssen Powering Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 3rd Feb 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

With extensive experience organising corporate events and delivering custom incentive journeys for global companies, Shirley Janssen was surely destined to join forces with Luxury Hospitality. Read More

Ethical Yacht Wear Founder Lauren Wardley on the Importance of Giving Back

Posted: 12th Jan 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Passionate about ocean conservation and sustainability, Lauren launched Ethical Yacht Wear back in 2019, supplying unique crew uniforms that are 100% sustainable, all while giving back and removing plastic out of our oceans at the same time. Read More

Top Tips for Yacht Stewards and Stewardesses with Isobel Odendaal

Posted: 5th Jan 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

In the second part of our interview with Isobel Odendaal, the owner and director of Super Yachting South Africa talks us through her top tips for both green and established stews and stewardesses. Read More

Isobel Odendaal of Super Yachting South Africa on 25 Years in the Industry

Posted: 29th Dec 2021

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Isobel Odendaal is celebrating 25 years in the superyacht industry this year, and on speaking to the owner and director of Super Yachting South Africa, it’s clear that she has relished each and every one of them. Read More

Speaking with LH's Ceri McVittie, Head of Client Services

Posted: 9th Dec 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

Armed with tertiary qualifications in psychology and qualified in the use of psychometrics, Luxury Hospitality’s new head of client services, Ceri McVittie is an expert in understanding how people think, feel and behave. Read More

Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Shaking up the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 3rd Dec 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Tito’s has joined us as a sponsor for the Cocktail Challenge at the upcoming Caribbean Charter Yacht Show, taking place December 9-12 at Yacht Haven Grande in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Read More

Powering up Charter Success with Ward's Marine

Posted: 9th Nov 2021

Written by: Richard Hagen

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.
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AERÉ Marine Group Bringing World Class Docking Solutions to Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 15th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

With the inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show less than three months away, many companies have been keen to signal their support of IGY’s pioneering new event by signing up as show sponsors. Read More

Broker of the Month: Advait Deodhar, TJB Super Yachts

Posted: 15th Oct 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

An avid sailor and successful racing car driver, it’s clear that Advait Deodhar enjoys life in the fast lane. Hailing from a family of ship captains, he grew up on the sea, competing in various events in India and discovering the lesser-known anchorages of the country he calls home. Read More

Spotlight on Cyber Security at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 4th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

London saw cyberattacks increase five-fold and with internet fraud and hostile software attacks ramping up at such a rapid rate, the burning question is why the superyacht industry is not taking this potentially devastating issue more seriously. Read More

Battling Mental Health On Board with Seas The Mind

Posted: 4th Oct 2021

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

As a crew member for more than 15 years, Emma Ross has been through her fair share of ups and downs. Long periods of time spent away from family, minimal privacy, breakdowns, drug addiction, deaths and suicide, Emma has seen it all. That’s where Seas the Mind comes in. Read More

Azul Marine: Presenting Fractional Yacht Ownership at Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 4th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

As Azul Marine joins forces with IGY by sponsoring the upcoming Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas, it is looking forward to unveiling a new value proposition for its clients while also becoming part of an exciting new charter event. Read More

Commissioner Joseph Boschulte to Boost USVI Tourism at Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 4th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

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

Speaking with Breaking The Mould Accounting at Cannes Yachting Festival 2021

Posted: 19th Sep 2021

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

The Cannes Yachting Festival returned in style last week allowing yachting professionals to catch up in person after 18 month of cancellations. During the event we spoke with Alasdair Milroy, founder of Breaking the Mould Accounting, about the value of attending and the trends impacting his business. Read More

Ella Te Aho on the Thrills and Spills of Being a Female Bosun

Posted: 10th Sep 2021

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

A chance meeting with friends in a bar when she left school at 18 paved the way for Ella Te Aho’s career in yachting, and ever since she left Australia for Antibes for her first season temping and day working, she hasn’t looked back. Read More

Navy Beach Brings the Colours of the Caribbean to Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 6th Sep 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Creating new traditions is something Navy Beach does naturally, so the celebrated Montauk-born eatery is perfectly placed as one of the key sponsors for the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show. Read More

Meet the Founders of Charter Itinerary

Posted: 6th Sep 2021

Written by: Richard Hagen

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

Yacht Migration: Transport Trends with DYT’s Laura Tempest

Posted: 27th Aug 2021

Written by: Gemma Fottles

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

A Celebration of Food & Wine at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show with Nancy Bean

Posted: 20th Aug 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Renowned for curating incredible gastronomic events the world over, Nancy Bean was the obvious choice to create a new and innovative culinary experience at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St Thomas from 9-12 December.  Read More

Broker of the Month: Tim Johnson, TJB Super Yachts

Posted: 16th Aug 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

After serving 14 years in the British Army, Tim Johnson spent the next decade selling private jets and rubbing shoulders with more than a few yacht brokers. An accomplished salesman with a passion for sailing and watersports, he decided to swap lanes and has never looked back. Read More

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