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Reaching Dream Destinations with DYT Yacht Transport

Posted: 24th May 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Imagine your yacht, slicing through the azure waters of the Mediterranean, or bobbing gently in a secluded Caribbean cove. This is the dream that Laura Tempest, the seasoned General Manager of DYT Yacht Transport, helps realise for luxury yacht owners worldwide. Read More

Combatting Suicide with Sail2Help

Posted: 17th May 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Suicide is still the biggest killer of young men in the UK. 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

At the Push of a Button: How AcqueraPro Streamlines Life on Board

Posted: 15th May 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

Harnessing the expertise of the global Acquera network, AcqueraPro is a new digital platform giving instant access to all the relevant information, forms and documents which are needed by captains and crew when arriving at a port. Read More

License to Sail: Net Zero and the Risks for Yachting

Posted: 8th May 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Superyacht captain turned tech entrepreneur Nigel Marrison warns that owners need to take responsibility for their yacht’s environmental impact to maintain a license to operate. Stirring words or a fast approaching fork in the road? Read More

IGY’s Málaga Marina: One of Europe’s Best Kept Secrets

Posted: 8th May 2023

Written by: Karen Hockney

Whether you’re here to prepare for the season, or you’re cruising with guests along the Costa del Sol, IGY Málaga Marina is a dedicated superyacht marina that has everything you could possibly need and more. Read More

MYS Yachting: At The Heart of Croatian Superyacht Services

Posted: 2nd May 2023

Written by: Karen Hockney

As Croatia increasingly becomes a major superyacht destination, MYS Yachting based in Split is now rated one of the Adriatic’s most sought-after support specialists for yachts visiting the region. Read More

From Port to Paradise: The Pioneers in Superyacht Transport

Posted: 24th Apr 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

When you need your gleaming superyacht safely and securely moved halfway around the world, you call DYT. In this first of three articles, we’re going behind the scenes with the company, deep diving into the high-stakes world of luxury yacht transportation. Read More

A Slice of Heaven: Exploring Blue Haven Marina in Turks & Caicos

Posted: 19th Apr 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

If you close your eyes and imagine an island paradise, chances are that you’d be seeing azure waters, miles of sandy beach and abundant nature, something pretty similar in fact to the area surrounding IGY’s Blue Haven Marina. Read More

Broker of the Month: Nicolas Fry, Denison Yachting

Posted: 14th Apr 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

Nicolas discusses current and future charter market trends, the most popular superyacht hotspots, and how the brokerage house is setting industry records with its Bitcoin transactions for yacht sales and yacht charter. Read More

In the Galley with Yacht Chef Charli Witts

Posted: 12th Apr 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

This week, Kate Emery, founder of Amandine, catches up with British chef Charli Watts, to discuss her greatest inspirations, favourite dishes, all time food heroes and best galley hacks. Read More

Broker of the Month: Shawn Laird, Northrop & Johnson

Posted: 31st Mar 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

Shawn opens up about her exciting entry into the industry, the latest charter trends, and why she believes Northrop & Johnson is a cut above the rest. Read More

Ward’s Marine Electric: Learning from the Best

Posted: 22nd Mar 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

Reputation is everything in the superyacht industry, and armed with rare expertise and seven decades in the game, you’re hard to beat. Such is the story of Ward’s Marine Electric, founded by Ward Eshleman Sr. in his garage in Fort Lauderdale at the end of World War II. Read More

In the Galley with Yacht Chef Alain Bijou

Posted: 20th Mar 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

Kate Emery, founder of Amandine Chefs, speaks to Chef Alain Bijou to discuss his personal culinary style, his must-have galley gadgets, and the inspiration behind the exquisite menus he creates on board. Read More

In the Galley With Yacht Chef Abdelkarim Mohamed

Posted: 15th Mar 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

Kate Emery, founder of Amandine International Chef Placement, speaks to chef Abdelkarim Mohamed to discuss his all-time food heroes, current challenges faced by the superyacht industry, and how he puts a unique spin on his dishes. Read More

In the Galley with Yacht Chef Bianca Jade Murphy

Posted: 13th Mar 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

Kate Emery, founder of Amandine International Chef Placement catches up with chef Bianca Jade Murphy to discuss her food heroes, the secrets of cooking exquisite food on board and the ingredients she couldn’t live without. Read More

CHIRP Maritime: Cultivating a Culture of Safety in the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 10th Mar 2023

Written by: Gemma Harris

The UK-registered charity CHIRP is working to close gaps in the superyacht safety world, having launched the first superyacht-specific programme and publication Superyacht Feedback this January. Read More

Meet the Organisations Fighting to Make Yachting Greener

Posted: 8th Mar 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

When Captain Nigel Marrison became increasingly disillusioned with an industry that seemed to have turned a blind eye to the environmental catastrophe unfolding around it, he decided something had to be done. His answer is Blue ESG. Read More

Solace Boats: Rethinking the Centre Console

Posted: 1st Feb 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Hot on the heels of its headline-grabbing appearance at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St Thomas in December 2022, we caught up with the diverse team behind Solace Boats to get the inside scoop on this dynamic brand. Read More

Leading by Example: John Veesma on the Road to Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 11th Jan 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

We sit down with John to discuss his eclectic career path, the successes – and challenges – that have put him where he is today, and why he believes LH Dynamics is set to tranform the way we train and develop high performing teams.  Read More

Captain Nigel Marrison: The Man Behind Blue ESG

Posted: 19th Dec 2022

Written by: Richard Hagen

During lockdown, Captain Nigel Marrison decided to change the world of yachting forever with his new company, Blue ESG. We caught up with him to chat about sustainability in yachting, caring about people, and about a gargantuan mass of stranded assets.
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The Ultimate Guide to Supercharging your Yachting Startup

Posted: 9th Dec 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

We speak to Liz Jackson to discover her tips on how to get ahead as a yachting entrepreneur in 2022, whether yachting really is a ‘boys’ club’, and the vital role that technology will play within the industry’s future. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Behind the Scenes with Solveig Yong

Posted: 2nd Dec 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

We talk to Luxury Hospitality's Solveig Yong about her earlier life on board, her transition ashore, and the most important lessons she has learnt during her time in the superyacht industry. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Interior Outfitting with Danella Hopkins

Posted: 21st Nov 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Vibrant, passionate and inspiring are three main strengths of Danella Hopkins’ Talent Dynamics profile, Dynamo/Blaze, and on speaking to the Luxury Hospitality project manager, it’s clear she possesses them in spades Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Standardising Service Training for Crew with Kate Thompson

Posted: 14th Nov 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

From working as a marine biologist in New Zealand and joining superyachts in Sydney to now working with Luxury Hospitality to help expand service training for the deck and engineering side of the business, Kate Thompson’s career has been quite the journey. Read More

How World Fuel Services is Fuelling Superyachts Around the World

Posted: 27th Sep 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

As a Fortune 500 company, providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment, and transaction management solutions to the marine and other industries, World Fuel Services must be doing something right. Read More

Taking Global Traveller Healthcare to the Next Level

Posted: 21st Sep 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Jennifer Bell, Global Client Services Account Manager at VIGILINT and Jonathan Schaffer, MD, GMAP Program Director within International Operations at Cleveland Clinic, discuss what Trident Collective members can expect when a healthcare issue strikes. Read More

Peter Vogel on the Road to Success with Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 21st Sep 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

Speaking with Peter Vogel, we take him back to the very beginning, to what inspired him, what he has learned and what he hopes to achieve long term for those working within the superyacht industry. Read More

Navium Marine’s Innovative Insurance Exclusive to the IGY Trident Collective

Posted: 12th Sep 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

As the hectic Mediterranean summer yachting season comes to an end, this year has also heralded some major news for the industry: the launch of the IGY Trident Collective, an exclusive membership program for superyacht owners. Read More

Regina Petra Meyer: From Sailing Novice to Superyacht Crew

Posted: 1st Sep 2022

Written by: Regina Petra Meyer

There is no doubt that travel was my drug, at times a distraction, and my personal money pit. When others pursued higher education, took up lucrative careers and later began rearing offspring, I was either boarding or disembarking a plane. Read More

"Now is the Time for Change": Jenny Matthews on Diversity in Yachting

Posted: 17th Aug 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

If you work in the superyacht industry, you will have heard the name Jenny Matthews. A chief officer and co-founder of She of the Sea and Legasea, Jenny is no stranger to the obstacles faced by those who don’t fit the traditional narrative of what it means to be a yachtie. Read More


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