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Choosing the Right Data Plan for Your Yacht

Posted: 30th Jul 2021

Written by: Ryan Porter

With four to five devices per person streaming, surfing and syncing to the cloud, plus those of your crew and guests, data consumption can quickly get out of hand and that's not even counting your AV system, ship's network and possibly even the gym equipment. Read More

Five Best Ways to Connect Your Ship to the Internet

Posted: 19th May 2021

Written by: Ryan Porter

In today's digital age, a reliable internet connection is one of the most essential things on board a superyacht. Ryan Porter discusses the five most popular ways of connecting your vessel to the internet plus a general overview and comparison of each type of technology. Read More

How AI is Transforming the Superyacht and Business Aviation Industries

Posted: 21st Apr 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

For two industries that have much in common, the difference in the adoption of artificial intelligence on private jets versus superyachts is stark. While the aviation industry has been using AI in its engines for almost 30 years, the superyacht industry is yet to get started. Read More

Why Are We Still Using Two-Way Radios?

Posted: 3rd Mar 2021

Written by: Ryan Porter

It's 2021 and we are still using two-way radios on board to communicate with our fellow crew members. Why haven't we all moved on to something more sophisticated? It’s as simple as the fact that no alternative is as reliable when it comes to two-way communication. Read More

New Inmarsat Report Helps Superyacht Professionals Withstand Threats At Sea

Posted: 12th Feb 2021

Written by: Peter Broadhurst

With the IMO introducing a new cyber security regime for the industry, Inmarsat’s Peter Broadhurst outlines how superyacht professionals can protect their vessels and comply with the on-board cyber risk management rules. Read More

The Power of Partnerships in a Pandemic

Posted: 5th Feb 2021

Written by: Gemma Fottles

As we navigate through 2021, perhaps one of the most important things that the last year has shown is that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and the power of good partnerships has never been more critical. Read More

Cybersecurity - Next Gen Firewalls for Superyachts

Posted: 24th Jan 2021

Written by: Ryan Porter

Firewalls were designed to protect conventional networks against cyber threats. However, on board a superyacht it's not so straightforward as the firewall is instrumental not only to protect your yacht's network but also to manipulate the owners/guest experience. ETO Ryan Porter explains. Read More

Seamless Handovers & Crew Vacations

Posted: 15th Dec 2020

Written by: Sam Wheaton

The holidays are nearing...with festive joy comes the administrative nightmare of replacing crew on leave. The transfer can cause concern for those away who hope work will continue as usual. The use of a Planned Maintenance System on a yacht can greatly streamline the transfer of information to new crew. Read More

DLBA Using AI to Evolve Yachts into a Human-Machine Team

Posted: 8th Dec 2020

Written by: DLBA Naval Architects

Earlier this year DLBA unveiled a 58-meter, artificial intelligence-powered superyacht concept - TEMPO. As the importance of social distancing was brought to the fore in 2020, DLBA has expanded on the improved safety, efficiency and reliability the superyacht industry can expect from AI. Read More

The Infinite SIM - Disrupting Superyacht Connectivity?

Posted: 1st Dec 2020

Written by: Ryan Porter

Like everything we do at the YOT Store, we disrupt the yachting industry norms. When it comes to connectivity and data, we realised something had to change, so we set out to simplify the new normal with a no-nonsense, cost-effective solution where there are genuinely no limits. Read More

The Rise of Remote Assistance for Superyachts

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: Bec McKeever & Dominique Smit

Working on board we're accustomed to virtual communications and tech to bridge the gap between the vessel and parties ashore. The yachting industry has come a long way in 10 years and it's set to go further as 2020 fast-tracks a wider shift. Read More

Superyacht Solutions: VesselWatch Meets GEST

Posted: 29th Oct 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Superyacht experiences are known for being the best of the best but technology on board often falls short compared to solutions ashore. Demand is high for evolved, superyacht-specific solutions and Net-Logic Marine and YachtCloud’s latest technical collaboration is set to meet it. 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

YachtCloud Launches YIS - The Ultimate Yacht Information System

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Anna-Maria Janssen

A result of intense research, collaboration and engineering, Dutch technology company YachtCloud launches YIS, an innovative Yacht Information System designed to offer yacht guests and owners unparalleled access to the yacht journey in one innovative platform. Read More

Choosing Your Yacht's AV/IT System - 7 Things to Consider

Posted: 19th Aug 2020

Written by: Ryan Porter

Despite there being such a high demand for it, ‘reliability’ is consistently overlooked when sourcing a new AV/IT system. Ryan Porter highlights the seven parts to consider, all of which play a vital role in the overall outcome of any integration or systems upgrade. Read More

The Future of Onboard Connectivity

Posted: 12th Jul 2020

Written by: Ryan Porter

With the world seemingly opening up again after the pandemic, who among us isn't interested in faster, more reliable and significantly cheaper connectivity? There are some universal limitations, but most owners could save a fortune and enjoy a better experience with minimal capital outlay. Read More

Yacht Crew Insight: The Life of a Superyacht ETO

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

With an impressive career working in marine electrical engineering, superyacht refits and on board some of the world’s most advanced superyachts, Ryan Porter is an ETO who can confidently say he knows his stuff. Read More

Safety at Sea with VesselWatch CEO Matt Wright

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

To those working in some of the most challenging environments at sea, it's no secret that the multi-functional safety and communications system VesselWatch is one of the most essential pieces of kit available today. Read More

e3 Technology Update 2020

Posted: 28th Feb 2020

Written by: Roger Horner

Since I wrote my last article, yet more LEO satellites have been launched into orbit. Elon Musk’s 60 Starlink LEO satellites were closely followed by another 60 satellites on 29th January. Then OneWeb, another LEO constellation project, launched another 34 satellites on 6th February. Read More

The State of Connectivity: Independent Advice

Posted: 30th Aug 2019

Written by: Roger Horner

With more than 6,000 superyachts predicted to be in operation by 2020, the ever-increasing thirst for connectivity is driving change across the sector. The reality of Low Earth Orbit satellites is inching ever closer, with new ant... Read More

Easing the Pain of Crew Turnover

Posted: 14th May 2019

Written by: Jodie Clarke

The topic of crew turnover is constantly in the media, with experts dissecting the causes and ways to reduce it, but a magic solution has yet to be found. It may never be resolved and the associated costs are high, so we’re approa... Read More

Why do Some Yacht Owners Seem Cheap?

Posted: 25th Apr 2019

Written by: Dave Clarke - Superyacht Operating Systems

We’ve all heard, seen or worked for owners that don’t spend the necessary money to maintain and operate a superyacht to superyacht standards. The question is why? Having reflected on 20 years working in the yachting industry, and ... Read More

Flat Panels: Lessons from the White Rose of Drachs

Posted: 25th Apr 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

The 65m motor yacht, White Rose of Drachs, was the first to complete the transition to flat panels by physically removing their old domes. Having successfully completed two seasons, we met with Captain Andrew Schofield and key per... Read More

Captain Insight into Innovation in Yacht Security: VesselWatch

Posted: 19th Feb 2019

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Met with industry-wide acclaim over the past five years since its launch, VesselWatch is one of the most innovative pieces of kit on board superyachts today. The multi-functional safety and communications system from renowned soft... Read More

Why Choose Business Grade 4G over Consumer Plans?

Posted: 12th Dec 2018

Written by: Excelerate Marine

Choosing the best 4G deal for your yacht is no easy task with the vast array of options on the market. As well as finding the best price, you need a fast and reliable service with support when you need it. Here are five reasons yo... Read More

PRIVA Delivers Connectivity and Content

Posted: 9th Nov 2018

Written by: Don Hoyt Gorman

PRIVA, the superyacht connectivity and content supplier (previously MTN), has a new name and a new focus. “PRIVA stands for enriching our client’s most valuable asset: their time. It underpins everything we do. Growing our team an... Read More

Taking the Sweat out of Superyacht Operations

Posted: 25th Sep 2018

Written by: Sam Watson

We caught up with Jodie Clarke and Captain Dave Clarke of Superyacht Operating Systems. With 40 years experience working onboard between them, the pair know a thing or two about the practicalities of a superyacht operation. After ... Read More

NOC or SOC, that is the Question

Posted: 16th Aug 2018

Written by: Simon Saunders

For an ETO, one of the challenges is to ensure VSAT, TV, 4G and IT remain up and running throughout the yachting season. While every VSAT contract comes with access to a Network Operation Centre (NOC), many yachts opt for a superi... Read More

Seahub Gets Onboard with Sea Shepherd Global

Posted: 18th Jun 2018

Written by: Sam Wheaton

We first became aware of Sea Shepherd with the documentary series ‘Whale Wars’ which triggered a desire to know more about marine conservation. As engineers, we also wanted to know how they manage maintenance of their fleet which ... Read More

Myth Busting Superyacht Connectivity

Posted: 31st May 2018

Written by: David Savage

As the Med season approaches, who among us is not interested in faster, more reliable and significantly cheaper connectivity? There are some universal limitations, such as the speed of light, but most owners could save a fortune a... Read More

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