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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

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

Yotspot Launches App: Yotspot Connect

Posted: 11th Sep 2020

Written by: Steve Crawford

Yotspot announces the launch of their new app, connecting superyacht crew and yachting professionals together. It will help enable professionals to re-connect and catch up, in person, as Covid-19 restrictions ease in some areas. 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

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

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

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

Myth Busting VSAT Contracts

Posted: 8th May 2018

Written by: David Savage

Satellite broadband, or VSAT, can seem dauntingly complex to those of us who aren’t ETOs or IT experts, so it’s important that providers try to see things through the eyes of the end user and tailor solutions to individual yachts.... Read More

A New Era of Ultra-Flexible Connectivity

Posted: 4th May 2018

Written by: Simon Saunders

The delivery of data to yachts has remained virtually unchanged for the past 15 years, unlike terrestrial broadband which has continued to evolve with competition driving down prices. For yachts we’ve mostly seen a 'one size fits ... Read More

Drones Doing the Dirty Work

Posted: 30th Apr 2018

Written by: Nautilus Int. - Steve Kennedy

A Nautilus member is pioneering the use of drones to carry out dangerous and dirty work on ships. Claiming that 'Drones have a large role to play in the maritime industry', David Knukkel explains how robotics can not only cut cost... Read More

Software to Supercharge Your Two-Way Portable Radio

Posted: 10th Apr 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Communications and service technology within the luxury marine industry has evolved immensely over the past few decades. Net-Logic is one company at the vanguard, developers of the world’s first wireless Bridge Navigation Watch Al... Read More

Secrets to a Successful Boat Show Season

Posted: 13th Mar 2018

Written by: Matthew Hyde

Boat Shows are great fun and bring visitors together from all over the world but setting up a booth for a software company can have its challenges. Looking back, two years after our launch of Hunter Oceanic and many a boat show la... Read More

Captain Cameron Lee on Developing EfficientSea

Posted: 18th Jan 2018

Written by: Sam Watson

Cameron Lee's game-changing EfficientSea App embodies the dictum that necessity is the mother of all invention. An experienced superyacht captain with over 85,000 sea miles under his belt, Lee was fed up with juggling paperwork an... Read More

Seamless Handovers & Crew Vacations

Posted: 19th Dec 2017

Written by: Sam Wheaton

The holidays are nearing...with the festive joy comes the administrative nightmare of replacing crew who are on leave. The transfer can also cause concern in those away from their boat who just hope that work will continue as usua... Read More

Provisioning & Inventory Made Easy

Posted: 13th Nov 2017

Written by: Matthew Hyde

Superyachts are well known for being high consumers of provisioning items. For everything from food and toiletries to spare parts and fuel, crew are constantly kept busy with the never ending cycle of managing consumables. Howeve... Read More

Navily - For Anchoring & Berth Bookings in Europe

Posted: 15th Jul 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

Navily is an innovative cruising guide for the modern sailor allowing you to add and share over 6,000 anchoring spots and mooring fields, and book a berth in over 200 marinas, mainly across Europe. Read More

Meet the Engineers Behind Seahub at Hunter Oceanic

Posted: 6th Jun 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

You know what they say, it takes one to know one, and that's precisely the philosophy behind Seahub developed by Hunter Oceanic. Built by engineers for engineers, Seahub is an intuitive cloud-based yacht maintenance software conce... Read More

Workrest: Crew Hours of Rest Made Easy!

Posted: 18th May 2017

Written by: Tim Fletcher

Workrest launches it’s brand new app, the most advanced and user friendly solution for logging hours of rest and monitoring compliance. With over two years in development and 16,000+ real-world hours logged, Workrest launches with... Read More

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