Industry

Dan Oatley's Vision for the Castlerock Carbon Cat

Posted: 9th Aug 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Hailing from one of Australia's most renowned sailing families, Dan Oatley's new venture, the Castlerock Carbon Cat, is attracting a lot of attention down under. Already described as 'the Ferrari of RIBs', we meet the man behind the vision for this exciting new brand. Read More

Protecting Your Privacy with Pelion Consulting

Posted: 9th Aug 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

The recent Twitter security breaches have given many people food for thought on the subject of cyber security. “I don’t think people are fully aware of the extent of their digital footprint,” explains Richard Hodder of Pelion Consulting based in Palma.
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Efrem Leigh on the Business of Yacht Chef Recruitment

Posted: 30th Jul 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Founder of YachtChefs.com, former yachtie and digital entrepreneur Efrem Leigh has forged his own path in the highly competitive world of superyachts. What started as a career on board led to consultancy in hospitality ashore and a move into recruitment at the start of the internet boom. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Chief Stew and Trainer Svenja Halligan

Posted: 27th Jul 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Growing up far from the sea where a superyacht was never to be seen, how does an A grade student in Germany become the chief stew on one of the world’s most iconic vessels? Now a specialist trainer at Luxury Hospitality, Svenja Halligan tells us how it all came about. 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

Richard Sprenger: The Future of Food Safety on Board Superyachts

Posted: 11th Jul 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Founder and Chairman of Highfield Qualifications Richard Sprenger has been an advocate for food safety his entire life. A prolific author and world renowned expert, he discusses the importance of the new Manager in Charge for Luxury Yachts Program. Read More

Forever Flowers at The Roses Empire

Posted: 11th Jul 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Every yachtie knows the struggle of finding fresh flowers on a busy yacht, especially off the beaten track, so the novel idea of 'forever flowers' is going down a storm with owners and stews. This is the concept behind The Roses Empire and we met up with the founder, Loreta Cazacu, to find out more. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Cocktails & Beverages with Rob Rademaker

Posted: 11th Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

From running his own lounge bar in Greece to winning awards and training bar tenders around the world, mixologist Rob Rademaker is a natural when it comes to the theatre of luxury F&B. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Superyacht Service with Renata Balla

Posted: 10th Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As head of interior training at Luxury Hospitality (LH), Renata Balla is well versed in delivering seven-star service for superyacht owners and guests. We caught up with Renata to learn about her background and her role at LH. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: The Guest Experience with Lazlo Gal

Posted: 30th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

What do we imagine when we think of a butler? Perhaps a stoic figure in a bygone world of period drama, a silver platter ahead of every wish and command of the master? Lazlo Gal is a man in the know, so we asked him what it takes to succeed and create a truly memorable guest experience. Read More

Evolution: Ripping up the Rule Book in Yacht Agency

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Today Evolution Yachting has announced a revolutionary new pricing structure offering transparency, clarity and accountability ripping up the rule book in yacht agency. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Standout Service with Erik Smit

Posted: 19th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

With over 20 years’ experience working in and managing Michelin-starred restaurants and five-star hotels around the world, Luxury Hospitality's operations manager Erik Smit is passionate about service and the finer things in life. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Building Strong Teams with Julia Rogers

Posted: 12th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

As head of Insight at Luxury Hospitality, Julia Rogers is an expert in team building, helping individuals and groups to up their game by playing to their strengths. Julia explains how this works in practice, and how greater awareness of self and others is crucial to happiness and success. Read More

Virtual Boat Shows & Webinars: Communication Tips Part 2

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

In part two of our series on communication tips we review the shift from in-person to virtual/digital events and share feedback from industry insiders on what's working and what's not. Read More

Converting Superyachts into Healing Centres

Posted: 1st Jun 2020

Written by: Jaime Iredale

Like many people who felt 2020 to be a year of transformation, I did not expect it to unfold the way that it did. But this 'Dark Night of the Soul' is also an opportunity for reflection and personal development. Read More

As Yachting Comes Back from COVID-19

Posted: 22nd May 2020

Written by: Oscar Siches

It will not only be financial institutions or employees: it is associations, families, suppliers, clients, an immense group of entangled humans coming out of the hardest global shock of modern times. Read More

Trends in Yacht Tenders & Toys with Angus Gilmour of SYTT

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

It's every person's dream to turn their hobby into a job and Angus Gilmour is no exception. Having spent much of his youth out on the water, later working on board several superyachts, he's now project manager at SYTT, supplying tenders and toys and overseeing custom design. Read More

MHG's Mark Bononi on Insurance Policies for Yacht Crew

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

From owners or captains choosing insurance plans for their crew to individuals looking for some personal medical cover, ensuring you have adequate insurance for all those working on board a superyacht is vital. We speak to MHG Insurance to find out more. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Inspiring Leadership with Martin Mainey

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Martin Mainey is a born teacher, starting out as a chemistry teacher in Istanbul and later working in senior roles in establishments of further education. He has also worked in industry and on board, always a keen observer of what makes people tick and perform to the max. Read More

DYT’s Gabriele Consiglieri on Yacht Transport During COVID-19

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused many yachting businesses to take a pause, a team of highly skilled people are hard at work to ensure that yachts can still get home. DYT’s Gabriele Consiglieri gives us the story on the ground. Read More

Best Practices for Yachting Companies Working From Home: Part 1

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

While many things feel uncertain right now, yachting companies have quickly worked to apply communication management plans to continue to do business and offer employees flexibility while working from a remote environment. 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

Georgie Mainey on Food Safety Management for Superyachts

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Food safety management is not something we often hear about in yachting but, in an industry that prides itself on excellence, most of us presume this extends to the way food is sourced, stored and prepared on board, in much the same way as on land. Read More

Superyacht Laundry Services with Jill Devine

Posted: 29th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

While superyacht charters are on hold for now, it’s only a matter of time before things pick up and crew prepare to welcome guests back on board. Behind the scenes this includes everything from safety drills to laundry, a topic on which few are more qualified than Jill Devine. Read More

Does Excellent Training Create Excellent Crew?

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Lynne Edwards

Does excellent training create excellent crew? An interesting question, especially as the number of mandatory and voluntary training courses continues to rise. Chief Stew and trainer Lynne Edwards gives an informed view.
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A Transitioning Market: Superyacht Industry Insights

Posted: 1st Apr 2020

Written by: Bert Fowles

As the world’s population currently combats the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important to look at existing (now outdated) baseline data from before the virus occurred to determine how our industry will eventually and definitely change. Read More

Josh Richardson's Dream Superyacht Garage

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

From jet skis and scuba equipment to kite surfs, wakeboards, submarines and more, a superyacht toy garage is the heart of the action on board any vessel. Josh Richardson of SYTT shares his wish list of water toys on the market right now... Read More

Coronavirus and Crew: Know Your Rights

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch & John Cook

The Coronavirus pandemic is a global de facto force majeure affecting all walks of life, disrupting daily activities and intended future activities. However, it is not usual for force majeure to be included in employment contracts and MLC, 2006, (MLC) does not address the issue. Read More

The Effects of COVID-19 on Ship & Yacht Finance

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Grant Eldred and Sarah Allen

As the current pandemic emergency continues to develop around the globe, businesses involved in the world of ship finance, sale and purchase, and construction are beginning to feel the impact on the industry. Read More

Uncensored with Marien Sarriera of Yachts Mermaids

Posted: 21st Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Founder of Yachts Mermaids, an online platform which provides resources, tools and support for female yacht crew, Marien Sarriera isn’t afraid to discuss the more difficult aspects of yachting that are seldom aired in public. Read More

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