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Yacht Transportation: Industry Insight with DYT’s Ana Santana

Posted: 26th Jul 2021

Written by: Gemma Fottles

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

Q&A: Superyacht Captain Nicholas Doyle

Posted: 13th Jul 2021

Written by: Richard Hagan

Captain Nicholas Doyle is a man of many talents. When he’s not behind the wheel of a luxury superyacht, he’s rebuilding classic sports cars or flying aeroplanes and helicopters. Here Nick gives an insight into the journey so far and shares his views on some hot industry topics. Read More

The Devil is in the Detail: Hartnack & Co.

Posted: 8th Jul 2021

Written by: Gemma Fottles

It’s no secret that quality and bespoke design are integral to the superyacht industry, and one company that prides itself on every detail of its trade is Hartnack & Co., a family-run business specialising in hand-crafted guest books, menus, portfolios and presentation boxes. Read More

The Vision for CCYS with Brian Deher, IGY's Regional Director, Caribbean

Posted: 5th Jul 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

With the inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show less than six months away, we spoke to Brian Deher, IGY Marinas' Regional Director, Caribbean, to discuss what's new and how preparations are shaping up. Read More

Q&A: Superyacht Stewardess Sarah McNally

Posted: 10th Jun 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

After working in hospitality, Sarah McNally's leap into the role of stewardess was a natural fit. But it's also allowed her to find her creative side and she's now an accomplished florist. Here, she discusses the latest trends in superyacht flowers and her long term ambitions. Read More

Broker of the Month: Claire Sinclair at West Nautical

Posted: 9th Jun 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

A proud Mancunian with an interesting path to yachting, we spoke to West Nautical’s Client Manager Claire Sinclair, based in Palma, to discuss some personal highlights and recommendations for charter clients cruising in the Med. Read More

Q&A: Superyacht Designer Alejandro Crespo of Daroca Design

Posted: 9th Jun 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

With a childhood spent in the water around Spain, and a dream to design practical, usable, beautiful yachts, Alejandro Crespo has opened his very own yacht design studio - Daroca Design. Read More

Remie Kalloe on Making a Name for Dockside.ai

Posted: 28th May 2021

Written by: Georgia Tindale

On a sunny afternoon in Rotterdam, we sat down with Remie Kalloe, the founder and CEO of Dutch yachting agency Dockside.ai, a man with all the energy and charm of a successful entrepreneur who simply won't take no for an answer. Read More

Tom Mukamal on IGY's Vision for the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 23rd May 2021

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

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

Q&A: Marine Engineer Mustafa Kara

Posted: 17th May 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

Marine Engineer Mustafa Kara describes himself as a citizen of the world with a voracious appetite for life and learning. Over Zoom we discuss his early years in Bodrum, how the commercial sector compares to yachting, and pays tribute to those who helped him along the way. Read More

Combatting Suicide with sail2help

Posted: 29th Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Suicide is the biggest killer of young men in the UK and the numbers have drastically increased since the first lock down began. 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

Q&A: Bosun Josh Nicholson

Posted: 26th Apr 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

Working rotation on a 100m+ charter yacht, Josh Nicholson is an experienced bosun with his feet firmly on the ground. Currently based in Palma, we discussed the impact of the pandemic, the mood on the dock and the secret to a successful career in yachting. Read More

Q&A: Superyacht Purser Samantha Morris

Posted: 6th Apr 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

As finance manager on board a cruise ship, superyachts first caught the eye of Samantha Morris when she was moored alongside in St Martin. Now a purser on a 130m+ vessel she's paying it forward to younger crew coming up the ranks. Read More

Q&A: Superyacht Chef Caroline Morgan

Posted: 19th Mar 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

When it comes to the culinary world, like so many others, it's notoriously been a man's one for many years. Thankfully the tables are turning and, making waves as a young, talented chef in the superyacht industry, Caroline Morgan is certainly one to watch. Read More

Sarnia Yacht's Bruce Maltwood Talks Fiduciary in the Marine Industry

Posted: 31st Jan 2021

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

Growing Demand for Elite Chefs for Private Dining

Posted: 25th Jan 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Kate Emery, Founder of the prestigious Amandine Chef Placement sourcing the best chefs for superyachts, villas, ski chalets and events, discusses the growing demand for elite chefs for private dining experiences on board an ashore. Read More

Sara Ballinger - Team Building with Crew-Glue

Posted: 22nd Dec 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

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

Crew-Glue Joins Luxury Hospitality - Stronger Together

Posted: 27th Nov 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Luxury Hospitality, superyachting’s premier training and leadership agency, has formed an exciting new partnership with Crew-Glue, strengthening their pioneering position in leadership training and development across the superyacht sector. Read More

Superyacht Nautique - Shaping the Wave

Posted: 11th Nov 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

When it comes to wake boats, the stand-out brand on everyone's lips is Nautique which recently selected SYTT as global dealer for the large yacht market. Angus Gilmour, project manager of the newly formed Superyacht Nautique explains the vision. Read More

Q&A: Nicole Romanet of DEEP Blue Soft

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

It seems the world has suddenly gone digital but leading software developers in the yachting industry were on the case years ago, directing a wholesale shift from paper systems, or no systems at all. One such company is DEEP Blue Soft, with a best in breed solution for yacht management. Read More

Superyacht Chef Duncan Biggs on Why Knowledge is Power

Posted: 23rd Sep 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Starting out as yacht crew and working his way up to head chef on iconic boats such as 113-metre Luna, Duncan Biggs has always had a passion for knowledge. In 2015 he co-founded Ocean Wave Monaco to educate aspiring superyacht chefs and pay it forward. Read More

Lynne Edwards - Reflecting on an Industry State of Mind

Posted: 21st Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

At the height of the pandemic, the world of yachting began discussions behind the scenes about our lives and the future of the planet. Unsurprisingly, mental health also came to the fore and Lynne Edwards of Luxury Hospitality shared her candid view on the industry’s way forward. Read More

Peter Vogel, Founder of Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 8th Sep 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Having worked on board some of the world's most impressive superyachts including Lady Moura and Octopus, Peter Vogel discusses the journey to setting up Luxury Hospitality, leaders in seven star service training for superyacht crew. Read More

Virtual Pursers - The Trend for Remote Support

Posted: 3rd Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Having the right idea at the right time is a fortunate state of affairs and for Bec McKeever and Dominique Smit, the stars have aligned for the launch of Virtual Pursers, offering shoreside assistance to superyachts just as 'virtual' becomes the norm. Read More

Efrem Leigh on the Business of Yacht Chef Recruitment

Posted: 30th Jul 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Founder of YachtChefs.com, former yachtie and digital entrepreneur Efrem Leigh has forged his own path in the highly competitive world of superyachts. What started as a career on board led to consultancy in hospitality ashore and a move into recruitment at the start of the internet boom. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Chief Stew and Trainer Svenja Halligan

Posted: 27th Jul 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Growing up far from the sea where a superyacht was never to be seen, how does an A grade student in Germany become the chief stew on one of the world’s most iconic vessels? Now a specialist trainer at Luxury Hospitality, Svenja Halligan tells us how it all came about. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Cocktails & Beverages with Rob Rademaker

Posted: 11th Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

From running his own lounge bar in Greece to winning awards and training bar tenders around the world, mixologist Rob Rademaker is a natural when it comes to the theatre of luxury F&B. Read More

Forever Flowers at The Roses Empire

Posted: 11th Jul 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Every yachtie knows the struggle of finding fresh flowers on a busy yacht, especially off the beaten track, so the novel idea of 'forever flowers' is going down a storm with owners and stews. This is the concept behind The Roses Empire and we met up with the founder, Loreta Cazacu, to find out more. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Superyacht Service with Renata Balla

Posted: 10th Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As head of interior training at Luxury Hospitality (LH), Renata Balla is well versed in delivering seven-star service for superyacht owners and guests. We caught up with Renata to learn about her background and her role at LH. Read More

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

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