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Smooth Sailing: Hassle-free Auditing with the Digital Logbook

Posted: 2nd Nov 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

If you're fed up with all the paperwork involved in running a large yacht, Keith Oulds, Director of Oulds Yacht Services, highlights the many benefits of using the Diigital Logbook, especially from a compliance perspective. Read More

Red Pill your Vessel or Property with ZediSense

Posted: 2nd Nov 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

In a data-driven world, ZediSense offers cruise ship owners, property owners, and superyacht owners the opportunity to red pill their operation through high-precision space usage and occupancy data that has never been available. Read More

Highlights of the Superyacht Technology Network Show & Conference 2022

Posted: 19th Oct 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

The second edition of the Superyacht Technology Network Show & Conference took place from 11-12 October at the World Trade Centre in Barcelona, an outstanding event that more than lived up to its promise. Read More

From Strength to Strength: Enhancing Safety on board with ZediSense

Posted: 27th Sep 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

The ZediSense person-in-room sensor is a revolutionary product that allows cruise ship owners, yacht owners and building owners for the first time, to reliably automate climate control and to know which spaces are occupied at any given time. Read More

Can ZediSense’s Small Sensor Save Europe?

Posted: 2nd Sep 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

On the back of new wide-reaching and controversial air conditioning temperature control rules in Spain, we reveal how Finland’s ZediSense could be the answer to this complex issue. Read More

Five Reasons to go Digital with Your Next Yacht Logbook

Posted: 2nd Sep 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

With the wonderful but ever-hectic show season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about how to streamline the day-to-day operations on board your yacht. Step in the digital logbook. Read More

The High-Speed Engineering Talent Behind ZediSense

Posted: 15th Jul 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

The lead developer behind the 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

The Distinction Between AV/IT and ETO Roles and Certification

Posted: 6th Jun 2022

Written by: Scott Molloy

The subject of AV/IT and ETO roles is a popular one that I would like to explore in this article, with an exclusive insight into a future superyacht AV/IT certification. Read More

Superyacht Technology Summit - Rookie in the House!

Posted: 25th May 2022

Written by: Anu Peippo

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) was a destination not to miss on ZediSense's route plan for the year 2022, and a great opportunity to see if similar technology is being applied by the big automation players. 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

Five Essential Digital Tools for Superyachts

Posted: 9th May 2022

Written by: Richard Hagen

Today it’s out with the lever-arch files and the dusty piles of paper, and in with the best digital experiences that the yachting industry has to offer. Get your web browser ready…things are about to get exciting. Read More

VSAT Antennas: What are the Differences?

Posted: 29th Mar 2022

Written by: Tim Gorter

It’s an unsightly dome that sits high up on the vessel, often there may be more than one, and the installation engineer pushes you to put it in the most exposed place because it has to see the whole sky. Oh why, oh why, oh why? Read More

Semiconductors: the Electronic Equipment Shortage Explained

Posted: 23rd Feb 2022

Written by: Ryan Porter

The ‘semiconductor shortage’, simply put, is causing havoc in the supply of many technical components. The car industry and technical hardware spaces have been affected the most, making it increasingly harder for suppliers to acquire what they need for their customers. Read More

Ensuring the Best Cellular Connection On Board

Posted: 21st Jan 2022

Written by: Tim Gorter

When you consider which vendor to go with for your cellular needs, what hardware to install and which SIM card to use, Tim Gorter of Teletechnics lays out a few basics that you should always keep in mind. Read More

Talking Superyacht Technology with Tim Gorter

Posted: 24th Oct 2021

Written by: Tim Gorter

This October, the Barcelona World Trade Centre played host to the very first Superyacht Technology Conference, and every praise should be given to the organisers who overcame a number of hurdles and delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

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

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