Industry

Alexander Coles on Life as a Superyacht Charter Broker

Posted: 16th Jan 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Bespoke Yacht Charter is one of the predominant yacht charter specialists in the Mediterranean with a healthy base of repeat clients. So what underpins Alex Coles' success in a competitive market? Read More

VHR’s Dale Fisher on Technical Recruitment in the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 15th Jan 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

International technical recruitment company VHR has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and Dale Fisher, GM of its Marine Division, is responsible for sourcing the best talent for some of the superyacht industry’s biggest players Read More

Superyacht Documents and Certificates: An Overview

Posted: 30th Dec 2019

Written by: Claudia Casalis, Esq. and Nicholas J. Zeher, Esq.

When it comes to certificates and documents for the closing of a sale, what is needed will primarily depend on the tonnage of the vessel and whether it will be used as a commercial or recreational vessel. Read More

Insider Tips for Chartering in the Off Season

Posted: 16th Dec 2019

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Obtaining your ideal yacht with availability for your preferred dates is key to your charter experience, however peak cruising season is when popular yachts are booked far in advance as the demand for yachts is high.   Read More

Are Sustainable Yacht Toys Possible?

Posted: 8th Dec 2019

Written by: Josh Richardson

Are sustainable yacht toys really possible? The team at Superyacht Tenders & Toys is working hard to try and reduce its environmental impact and in a superyacht world where everyone wants everything immediately, this can have its challenges. Read More

Safety at Sea: Inside Inmarsat's Global Centre of Operations

Posted: 1st Dec 2019

Written by: Victoria Pearce

When I was invited to Inmarsat's HQ in London I thought I knew a fair amount about their operations but it was only scraping the surface. I left understanding the importance of satellite communications, not only for keeping the world entertained but for keeping vessels safe. Read More

Louise Sydbeck, Master of Wine & Author of The Yacht Cru Wine Guide

Posted: 1st Dec 2019

Written by: Sam Watson

There are only 367 Masters of Wine in the world and Louise Sydbeck, founder of Riviera Wine and author of the Yacht Cru Wine Guide, is proud to be one of them. But as Louise explains, mastering wine involves lifelong learning driven by passion and the pursuit of excellence in matching wines with personal preference. Read More

Crew Look After Superyachts, but who Looks After Crew?

Posted: 28th Oct 2019

Written by: Melanie Langley

Superyacht crewing has become one of the go-to careers for young men and women looking to earn great money while sailing to exotic locations aboard multi-million-dollar luxury yachts. It's crucial you protect yourself with an indi... Read More

Do’s & Don’ts of Dual Agency Broker Representation in the US

Posted: 25th Oct 2019

Written by: Claudia Casalis & Nicholas J. Zeher

While yacht brokers often welcome a dual agency because it usually means they receive a higher commission from the sale, there are many things that a broker should know before moving forward as it's easy to run afoul of the height... Read More

Daniel Echasseriau Talks Cuisine at Marigot Bay

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

As the newly-appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Marigot Bay Resort and Marina on St Lucia, Daniel Echasseriau brings with him over 26 years of experience. We speak to him about what you can expect from your plate durin... Read More

Ally Ford on Working at Superyacht Tenders & Toys

Posted: 18th Oct 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Ally Ford is the longest serving staff member of Superyacht Tenders & Toys, a close-knit team that works hard and plays hard with a work-life balance that many simply dream of. The role of Office Manager is not without its challen... Read More

Dispute Resolution Clauses – Ignore at your Peril!

Posted: 4th Oct 2019

Written by: Sarah Allan

Law, jurisdiction and dispute resolution provisions, including expert determination clauses are often overlooked in a heated contractual negotiation. Not unsurprisingly, at the start of a commercial relationship one is not focused... Read More

Safety Afloat: There’s no Excuse for Being all at Sea

Posted: 10th Sep 2019

Written by: John Dodd

The sheer number of leisure sailors who take to the water each year with an inadequate or careless understanding of the equipment, processes and services needed to keep their vessels and themselves safe is a constant source of con... Read More

The State of Connectivity: Independent Advice

Posted: 30th Aug 2019

Written by: Roger Horner

With more than 6,000 superyachts predicted to be in operation by 2020, the ever-increasing thirst for connectivity is driving change across the sector. The reality of Low Earth Orbit satellites is inching ever closer, with new ant... Read More

Maritime Security in the Middle East - April to August 2019

Posted: 23rd Aug 2019

Written by: Securewest International

Traveling the seas is an incredible way to see the world but it comes with a unique set of challenges and potential security risks. For travel risk managers and captains planning a trip to the Middle East, Securewest has provided ... Read More

Yacht Ownership - The End of Leasing Schemes?

Posted: 20th Aug 2019

Written by: Dominion

In 2018 following the Mercedes-Benz ruling, both Cyprus and Malta withdrew their popular Leasing Schemes for superyachts. Both jurisdictions introduced revised schemes and both failed scrutiny a second time. It is now evident tha... Read More

Marinas with Heart: Inspire Giving Through You

Posted: 29th Jul 2019

Written by: Gemma Fottles

From design to construction, from charter to ownership, the world of yachting is undoubtedly one of the most unique, rewarding and highest net-worth industries in the world, however it also comes with an uncomfortable paradox. Som... Read More

WYCC on the Market for Yacht Crew Insurance

Posted: 8th Jul 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Since the pandemic, a health crisis has spread across industries all over the world, including yachting. More than ever before, people have become aware that having solid health insurance cover is crucial. Mathieu Henry, Director ... Read More

How Transparent is the Yacht Market?

Posted: 25th Jun 2019

Written by: Jonathan Browne

I am a sales broker and I have been for many years so it's no surprise that I advocate appointing a broker to help you with buying a new or pre-owned boat/yacht. The reason is simple, it's what we do. We listen; we try to understa... Read More

Precedent-setting UK Court Case Rules Cargo Ship Unseaworthy

Posted: 6th Jun 2019

Written by: Nautilus Int.

Nautilus has raised questions about the potential impact of a precedent-setting UK court case, which found that a ship was rendered unseaworthy by a deficient passage plan. Read More

Yacht Security: Mediterranean Sea 2018- 2019

Posted: 3rd Jun 2019

Written by: Securewest International

This maritime security report provides a summary of incidents that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea between June 2018 and May 2019, as well as risks that may affect yachts operating in the region. This assessment is based on rele... Read More

Will the Beach Decree Affect French Riviera Yacht Charters?

Posted: 1st Jun 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Private beach clubs in France have been under threat for some time and, in 2016, an official beach decree limiting the number of beach clubs finally came into effect. However, it's not all bad news, and if you're heading to the s... Read More

Behind the Scenes with DYT Yacht Transport

Posted: 16th May 2019

Written by: Sam Watson

Yacht Transport is not a common topic of conversation, and vessels just magically appear wherever they're supposed to be, wherever in the world. But behind the scenes there are some hefty logistics and a team of highly skilled peo... Read More

Easing the Pain of Crew Turnover

Posted: 14th May 2019

Written by: Jodie Clarke

The topic of crew turnover is constantly in the media, with experts dissecting the causes and ways to reduce it, but a magic solution has yet to be found. It may never be resolved and the associated costs are high, so we’re approa... Read More

Speaking to Arthur de Lucy at Carenantilles Shipyard in Martinique

Posted: 9th May 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Tucked into the well-protected Le Marin Bay on Martinique, Carenantilles shipyard is forging a sterling reputation thanks to captains' word of mouth. Founded 25 years ago, the shipyard soon became a byword for Martinique's develop... Read More

WYCC: An Approved Retirement Plan for Seafarers in France

Posted: 7th May 2019

Written by: Laurent Previdente

WYCC 'French Law' is the first retirement plan for seafarers created in accordance with the French Decree 2017-307 of 9 March 2017. The program was submitted and approved by members of the French government, ENIM and Maritime Affa... Read More

Best Countries for Yacht Crew to Invest in Property

Posted: 2nd May 2019

Written by: Simon Conn

Property prices have risen sharply in Paris and the market on the Côte d’Azur remains strong, but savvy buyers can still find deals that offer access to the coast and yachting lifestyle. As a UK and overseas property professional ... Read More

Yacht Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts of a Luxury Yacht Charter

Posted: 2nd May 2019

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Five tips to mastering basic yacht etiquette: everything from what to wear on a yacht to how to treat your dedicated yacht crew with respect. Read More

Richard Booth on the Trend for Custom Superyacht Tenders

Posted: 25th Apr 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

It's no wonder the rise in everything bespoke has had a trickle-down effect on a yacht's every accessory and support vessel: A no-holds-barred new build yacht deserves tenders that match in terms of line, style and specification. ... Read More

Flat Panels: Lessons from the White Rose of Drachs

Posted: 25th Apr 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

The 65m motor yacht, White Rose of Drachs, was the first to complete the transition to flat panels by physically removing their old domes. Having successfully completed two seasons, we met with Captain Andrew Schofield and key per... Read More

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