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Posted: 21st Feb 2014

Written by: Lars Liedberg

In today’s world of information overload it’s becoming harder and harder to keep up with the things you really want to read online. Then along comes Pocket. Read More


Posted: 29th Jan 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

If you become easily bored with the music you own, there's now a plethora of apps and sites which allow you to stream pre-made playlists with varying functions and features. Read More

Is Cloud Storage Stealing Your Internet Bandwidth?

Posted: 26th Jan 2014

Written by: Great Circle Systems

With the proliferation of cloud based backup services, crew members and guests are often inadvertently "stealing" bandwidth from more critical or time-sensitive activities. Read More

Stalemate in VSAT: Crying out for innovation

Posted: 8th Jan 2014

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

Had I been a user of satellite communications I would have been disappointed by Mets 2013. To be more precise, disappointed with the lack of developments, not with the show itself. Read More

Yacht Computers: Mac vs. PC

Posted: 31st Dec 2013

Written by: Great Circle Systems

Macs or PCs: Which are better to run a yacht's systems? Is it possible to use a combination of computer systems? Great Circle Systems offers some advice. Read More

2Do: An app that will nag you till it’s done

Posted: 27th Dec 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

A boat, at one level, is a series of tasks. The bigger the boat, the more comprehensive the series of tasks becomes. You have regulatory checklists, maintenance checklists, culinary checklists, operational checklists. You have a c... Read More

WhatsApp: A Must Have!

Posted: 11th Dec 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Okay – so WhatsApp is nothing new. But – even if this review brings WhatsApp to only a few new users – it will be worth it. Why? Because WhatsApp is just that great. Read More

Apps To Get Your Money in Order

Posted: 1st Dec 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

How do you manage your money, working between countries, between tax codes, between currencies, between banks? Imagine if there was an app... Read More

Innovation or Unnovation?

Posted: 28th Nov 2013

Written by: Sam Watson, OnboardOnline

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Scott MacFarland, a Digital Marketer and Brand Strategist, sitting in the media lounge during FLIBS. Scott is a regular contributor to the Huff Post and, the following week, while researching... Read More

Latte Macchiato and Elvis Fridge Magnets

Posted: 20th Nov 2013

Written by: Steve Wright

We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology, and yet have cleverly arranged things so that only a few really understand them. The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, b... Read More

Sick of Missing the Game?

Posted: 13th Nov 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Just because you’re stuck scrubbing down the hull or manning a late-night watch does not grant you an automatic excuse to be negligent in your sporting life. There is no excuse. Your team doesn’t halt its matches the minute you be... Read More

Yacht Technology for New Builds—What’s on the Horizon

Posted: 23rd Oct 2013

Written by: Amy Levy

Technology changes so quickly that systems can become dated, or obsolete, in just a few years, so it’s a good idea to make purchases with an eye toward future developments. Read More

Diving Dude: The S.C.U.B.A. Logbook

Posted: 8th Oct 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Perhaps the most innovative thing about the use of apps in the modern world is their ability to track personal data. The S.C.U.B.A. logbook “Diving Dude” is a prime example. Read More

Yacht Refits - More Bang for your Buck

Posted: 23rd Sep 2013

Written by: Amy Levy

Technology has changed so much in recent years but, even on older vessels, there are things you can do to greatly enhance your technology infrastructure. People in the yachting industry should expect to see many large yachts under... Read More

Net-Logic Launches 'VesselWatch' at MYS

Posted: 17th Sep 2013

Written by: Net-Logic

Hot on the heels of an innovation that saw the design and production of the world’s only fully approved wireless BNWAS system, the team at Net-Logic have created a solution that uses the world renowned and respected Motorola Motot... Read More

AroundMe: What's Out There?

Posted: 26th Jul 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

One of the perks of the job is the variety of places you get to visit but, finding your way around is not always easy, especially when you have limited time. New places offer loads of exciting possibilities, but they also present ... Read More

Yacht Management Software - Usability and Interface Design

Posted: 24th Jul 2013

Written by: Amy Levy

For twelve years, Scott Strand worked himself up through the yacht crew ranks, starting as a deckhand while a University of Wisconsin college student in 1989 and ultimately becoming a captain in 2000. But these days, you can find ... Read More

VSAT Humour

Posted: 10th Jul 2013

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

It’s charter season in the Med. Here's a guide to help crew members love their VSAT systems, because VSAT can be fun, especially if you don’t have to use it! Read More

Get Wired: The DC Wire Sizer simplifies electrical engineering

Posted: 30th Jun 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

The primary cause of boat fires is DC shortages and faulty wiring. Even the odd megayacht can suffer these costly and dangerous malfunctions with highly qualified engineers manning the mechanical and electrical systems. Now there’... Read More

Radiotech of Monaco Evolves into Skytech Research of London

Posted: 20th May 2013

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

Driving from Rome to Monaco is not a gratifying experience until you leave the A6 and catch the breathtaking view of the Principality, prior to your descent to the coast. Back in 1996 Monaco did not have the Grimaldi Forum, the Mo... Read More

Yachtie – Keeping Track So You Don’t Have To

Posted: 3rd May 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

If you’re constantly on the go, moving between regions of the world, it’s nice to be able to track it in some way. This can be especially important for those of us that spend our lives adrift. Whatever the motivation – logistical,... Read More

No More Domes?

Posted: 18th Apr 2013

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

When I was a child, I thought domes on top of yachts were, in fact, water boilers positioned high up to provide pressure for long, hot showers. It's funny I ended up working with something about which I understood so little… Even ... Read More

Charter Listings by Expedia?...Not quite, but close

Posted: 11th Mar 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Its breadth is modest enough at the moment, but that doesn’t mean Charter Digest couldn’t flip the charter industry on its head. Just look at what’s happened to travel agents: they’re nearly extinct thanks to sites like Expedia an... Read More

WindGURU: Because weather is not absolute!

Posted: 15th Feb 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Under the wrong circumstances, WindGURU can be irritatingly accurate. The reason I say “irritatingly” accurate is because, as is the case with things like weather, being right isn’t always good for the user. I specifically recall ... Read More

Remote CCTV, Wireless v Cable: from a guru in Carrara...

Posted: 15th Feb 2013

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

The story goes that you haven’t fully appreciated the real jet-set lifestyle of yachting until you have visited the SEA-TEC trade show in Carrara.

Notwithstanding the poor state of the Italian yachting industry, and February's ...
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Technology: A general overview

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Dan Mickelsen

It’s a trite way to start an article, but let’s do it anyway: Technology |tekˈnäləjē|, noun, the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. Now that we are all together on the real meaning... Read More

No Peace for Yachting Professionals: VSAT Systems Upgrade Insight

Posted: 20th Dec 2012

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

There is no mercy for overworked, underpaid yachting professionals. Not with the VSAT world in turmoil over the upgrade to the new generation of satellites working in Ka-band, as opposed to the current Ku-band. Already, the on boa... Read More


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