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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

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

Seahub – Yacht Maintenance Software

Posted: 2nd May 2017

Written by: Matthew Hyde

Seahub is an intuitive cloud-based yacht maintenance software designed by ex-superyacht engineers - a platform to manage, in real time, vessel related projects, onboard inventory, oil analysis programs, documents, warranties and c... Read More

Efficient Sea App - Complete Vessel Management System

Posted: 2nd Apr 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Efficient Sea App is an iPad app that sets itself apart from existing programs with its comprehensive array of manuals, checklists, templates and compliance reporting forms. It's also very simple to use - a complete vessel man... Read More

CrewBoard

Posted: 7th Nov 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

YachtCloud has launched a free to download app called CrewBoard, a digital record system for crew to sign in and out of their yacht replacing the traditional whiteboard. The app has an attractive and intuitive interface and crewme... Read More

Total Superyacht: Compliance Checklist for ISM, Safety & SOPs

Posted: 23rd Oct 2016

Written by: David Clarke

Developed by the trusted SuperyachtOS.com team, with the support of veteran DPAs, the Total Superyacht checklist app slashes the administrative burden for all departments.
This powerful, simple-to-use software encompasses all as...
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Marpoint Case Study: Golden Yachts

Posted: 7th Oct 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

These days the most pressing concern of any yacht owner or guest is the quality of the internet on board. Despite massive strides in quality and coverage, it still remains the greatest headache for private and charter yachts, and ... Read More

Keeping Guests Connected & Happy Onboard

Posted: 25th Sep 2016

Written by: Kellen Blassingame

People expect the same level of connectivity onboard their yachts as they have on land and increasingly you're likely to need a bandwidth upgrade or improved performance from your existing yacht satellite broadband. Here are 5 tip... Read More

SwipedOn: Visitor and Crew Management

Posted: 21st Sep 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

SwipedOn is a slick alternative to traditional visitor logs and crew sign in/out boards.
As a cloud-based system, SwipedOn has simplified and improved registration processes across many sectors, helping superyachts and land base...
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Introducing the Hours of Rest App

Posted: 19th Sep 2016

Written by: Emma Shaw

Since the implementation of MLC 2006, crew have had to ensure that they not only comply with hours of work and rest, but also keep a record of these. This requires a bit of time for the crewmember as well as the Captain and yacht... Read More

Excel, Data & the Next Best Thing in Project Management

Posted: 15th Sep 2016

Written by: Ian Hornsby, Hub Ware

Excel is truly one of the IT world’s best productivity ideas … thank you Lotus, Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston … ably abetted by Mitch Kapor and then Bill Gates. Thirty years of finessing the original concept doesn’t however chang... Read More

CrewMiles App Launches Manual Entry Option

Posted: 5th Sep 2016

Written by: Sarrah Macey

Chief Engineer Chris Weirzbowski has developed the CrewMiles app making it easy for yacht crew to maintain an accurate record of their sea time to gain certification. With CrewMiles you can create your own vessel database, select... Read More

Pocket Privileges - Concierge App

Posted: 3rd Aug 2016

Written by: Patrick Tobelem

Pocket Privileges is a full-feature, professional app for iOS delivering a 5 star concierge service on board. It’s not just another app; it’s the first and only app designed by a network of professional concierges giving you acces... Read More

RefitPlanner: Web Based App for Superyacht Refits

Posted: 26th Jul 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

In response to growing demand in the superyacht industry around the management of refits and the need for greater precision in cost estimates, Marine Management Limited (MML) has launched a new web-based app tool to improve planni... Read More

Hassle Free SIM for the Summer

Posted: 12th Jul 2016

Written by: Diane Franklin

If it would take a surgical procedure to separate you from your smart phone - you are not alone. A recent report found that, on average, people check their phones 150 times per day and spend 177 minutes using them. Of course owner... Read More

VMAG Transforms a 90m Offshore Vessel into a Luxury Yacht

Posted: 16th Jun 2016

Written by: Sharon Phillips

Voyager Maritime Alliance Group is in the process of converting a 90m commercial vessel into a luxury yacht, a project that will take 16 months from start to finish. Design and instrumentation is taking place at VMAG's base in For... Read More

Explore Thames - Free Interactive App

Posted: 10th May 2016

Written by: British Marine Thames Valley

British Marine Thames Valley has re-launched its interactive Explore Thames App, developed to engage visitors to the River Thames, highlighting local landmarks, pubs and marine businesses. Read More

Logbook 3.7 Digital Logbook for Sailors

Posted: 23rd Feb 2016

Written by: 2K Yachting

Logbook is a user-friendly logbook software developed by yachtsmen, for yachtsmen. Yacht owners and skippers from over 40 different flag states are using Logbook on all oceans and numerous inland waterways. Read More

SignalFlags Tool App

Posted: 18th Jan 2016

Written by: 2K Yachting

Get to know and use international signal flags with the app “SignalFlags Tool” for smartphones and tablets with iOS and Android. Read More

Cisco vs Ruckus: What's on Your Yacht?

Posted: 13th Jan 2016

Written by: Emesto Pena Jr - Great Circles Systems

These days, being able to connect to the internet is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Part of that is the capabilities of your network and WiFi infrastructure. In this weeks blog we'll go over the things that need to be consi... Read More

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