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The iPhone App "Ship's Bell"

Posted: 23rd Sep 2013

Written by: 2K Yachting

Ship's Bell is primarily an acoustic clock that sounds half-hourly or hourly time signals. Without taking the phone out of your pocket you can easily keep track of time. 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

Captain’s Tool Box: A one-stop shop yachting app

Posted: 30th Aug 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

In the cramped quarters shared by yacht crew, it’s especially important to use space wisely. Everything must have its proper place and everything must go back in its place when not in use. In many ways it’s a necessity; but even m... 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

2K Yachting Releases 'Logbook 2.5'

Posted: 20th May 2013

Written by: 2K Yachting

“Logbook” is the first digital logbook for Mac users. It is also very interesting for Windows users, because the user interface differs from other digital logbooks and it is orientated by the traditional, printed logbook. The soft... 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

MLC Compliance? Check.

Posted: 4th Apr 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

The biggest problem with the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 (MLC) – as is the biggest problem with bureaucratic regulation in general – is that it’s so long and boring. If only there were a way for you to skip through all the ... 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

Lost in Fog: Skipper picks up ship on smartphone app

Posted: 9th Mar 2013

Written by: Dick Durham, Yachting Monthly

A yacht delivery skipper caught in fog with a failed AIS system, used a £5.99 smartphone app to avoid collision with a container ship. 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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