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

What is Travel Risk Management?

Posted: 16th Apr 2019

Written by: Nicky Demellweek

You wouldn't leave port without referring to the charts and checking the forecasts, so why leave other potential risks unmapped? In an unsettled world where yachts are venturing further afield, Travel Risk Management is fast becom... Read More

Cannes Lions Yacht Charter Guide

Posted: 12th Apr 2019

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019 will be held from 17 to 21 June where Cannes transforms into the global headquarters of the entire marketing communications ecosystem. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a... Read More

Navigating the Yacht Insurance Storm

Posted: 29th Mar 2019

Written by: Sarah Allan

When it comes to buying, converting or building a superyacht, insurance can sit a long way down the priority list but a certain level of insurance is mandatory, and can be a godsend if something does go wrong. But recent events su... Read More

Turkish Yacht Charter Regulations

Posted: 26th Mar 2019

Written by: TYBA

Clarification from the Turkish Yachting and Brokers Association about the current rules and regulations for yachts based in and/or chartering in and out of Turkey. Read More

Five of the Best Drones for Superyachts

Posted: 21st Mar 2019

Written by: Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid

Whether you’re a keen photographer or not, chartering a superyacht is an adventure you’ll want to record so you can enjoy the memories for years to come. Still there are some shots that just can’t be taken without a little technic... Read More

Economic Impact of Superyacht Charter in the Balearics, 2018

Posted: 19th Mar 2019

Written by: Anne Sterringa - AEGY

The Spanish charter market has seen impressive growth since law changes to stimulate the sector in 2013. The number of registered yachts has multiplied by 5 and income (VAT and local expenditure) has multiplied by 10. After a dip ... Read More

Who Owns Your ISM History - The Yacht or Management Company?

Posted: 14th Mar 2019

Written by: David Clarke

At Superyacht Operating Systems we frequently hear from yachts that would like to change their Management Company or ISM provider. But they feel stuck. They fear they’ll lose the yacht’s historical data if they make the change. So... Read More

Clarity on French Social Security Obligations

Posted: 14th Mar 2019

Written by: John Cook

Now that the furore surrounding the implementation of the French Decree on social security for seafarers who are resident in France and working on a foreign flagged vessel has died down, John Cook surveys the options available to ... Read More

America’s Cup is Unfinished Business for Skipper Terry Hutchinson

Posted: 14th Mar 2019

Written by: Justin Chisholm

American yachtsman Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to success at the highest level in the sport of yacht racing. He has racked up countless world championship titles during his career and has played senior roles in four America’s ... Read More

Behind the Lens: Superyacht Photographer Stuart Pearce

Posted: 7th Mar 2019

Written by: Victoria Pearce

Stuart Pearce's shots have become classics, exuding energy and using colour and light to showcase yachts in all their glory. They evoke a feeling of awe and wonder in those of us who sail on them, and pride in those who own them. ... Read More

Yacht Charter Guide for MIPIM Cannes 2019

Posted: 1st Mar 2019

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

MIPIM 2019, one of the world's largest events for property professionals runs from 12-15 March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, attracting 26,000 participants and 3,350 exhibitors for four days of networking and conferences.... Read More

Annual Insurance Review: MSCB Has Your Back

Posted: 26th Feb 2019

Written by: Michael Weare

Another year, another insurance review. It doesn’t sound
too exciting does it, but there is no doubt, as a busy yacht
crew professional it’s vital to get your insurance needs
in order before another hectic year of sailing gets ...
Read More

Planned Maintenance: Bold Predictions for 2019

Posted: 24th Feb 2019

Written by: Sam Wheaton - Seahub

Sam Wheaton, commercial director of Seahub reviews how the market for planned maintenance systems shaped up in 2018 with some bold predictions for the year ahead. Shipyards are pushing design and construction to new limits while ... 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

Onboard with Mark Savage of Excelerate Marine

Posted: 31st Jan 2019

Written by: Sam Watson

When Excelerate Technology Group, the leading provider of mobile connectivity for the UK emergency services, decided to apply their expertise to superyachts, they were in for a few surprises. Compared to their core business ashore... Read More

The Trend for Customisation of Jetskis

Posted: 29th Jan 2019

Written by: Josh Richardson

Long gone are the days when superyacht tenders and toys clashed in different colours, stamped with the conspicuous logo of the manufacturer. In a world where everyone wants to offer clients the absolute best, customising tenders a... Read More

10 Travel Safety Resolutions You Should Make in 2019

Posted: 10th Jan 2019

Written by: Elizabeth Dann

Crew are no strangers to stringent security protocol when it comes to ensuring smooth operations and the safety of all onboard. Meanwhile employers are responsible for the security of crew whether working or on holiday, as well as... Read More

Gyms on Yachts

Posted: 20th Dec 2018

Written by: Josh Richardson

It has been a number of years since Larry Ellisson refitted Enigma in 1999 with a basketball court and made sports courts the latest superyacht 'must have'. Whilst many yachts have not got space, some notable newbuilds design acti... Read More

Richard Mason on the Changes at Volvo Ocean Race

Posted: 18th Dec 2018

Written by: Justin Chisholm

A tide of change has swept over the Volvo Ocean Race since the spectacular conclusion of the 2017-18 race in June, most notably a change of ownership and a change of name. We hear from chief operating officer Richard Mason on the ... Read More

The Mechanics of Chartering in Greece

Posted: 18th Dec 2018

Written by: Steven Marquis

Earlier in the year, Sarnia Yachts reported that the 2018 charter season had been difficult for Greece, due to the laws introduced in late 2017. This effectively limited the charter market to guests who were happy to start and fin... 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

Tips for Personal Safety While Travelling

Posted: 10th Dec 2018

Written by: Securewest

According to new research, 83% of women have experienced at least one safety-related incident while travelling for business over the past 12 months. Here are some tips to increase personal safety. Read More

7 Reasons For Having Your Own Medical Insurance

Posted: 10th Dec 2018

Written by: Melanie Langley

While superyacht crew are exceptionally good at giving first class service to their guests, they’re also notoriously bad at looking after themselves when it comes to the vital area of medical insurance. But to ensure a long and he... Read More

Crew Build a Yacht – Project Assemble

Posted: 4th Dec 2018

Written by: Sam Wheaton

Working within the yachting industry is unique in every sense of the word. In particular, it’s common for superyacht crew to move between vessels as they advance through the ranks or seek pastures green. Being exposed to a wide ra... Read More

Doyle Sails CEO Mike Sanderson

Posted: 30th Nov 2018

Written by: Justin Chisholm

As CEO of the powerhouse sailmaking brand Doyle Sails Kiwi sailor Mike Sanderson gets involved in just about every area of the fast-evolving professional yacht racing world. From the 52 Super Series and Maxi 72s, through the new g... Read More

Modern Classic S/Y Aquarius

Posted: 30th Nov 2018

Written by: The Islander

Royal Huisman delivered the elegant 56m ketch, Aquarius, in January 2018. Designed for adventurous owners, the sailing yacht had to be up to the St Barths Bucket regatta as well as comfortable world cruising for a family. Read More

Q&A Chris Allix: Yacht Ownership and the Trend for Private Use

Posted: 27th Nov 2018

Written by: Don Hoyt Gorman

Setting up superyacht ownership structures requires expert knowledge amidst a legal and fiscal landscape that is constantly evolving. However, if there’s one person always in the know it’s Chris Allix of Dominion Marine, so we cau... 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

Maltese Limited Partnerships, Everything You Need to Know

Posted: 8th Nov 2018

Written by: Bruce Maltwood

Sarnia Yachts give us an insight into the world of Malta Limited Partnerships. Also known as a partnership ‘en commandite’ (or Malta LP), they provide a practical and secure method of yacht ownership. They also provide transparenc... Read More


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