Industry

Unchartered Waters: The Business of Expedition Yachting

Posted: 8th Feb 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

It was almost always light out. Places like the Antarctic get that way during their summer months – in this case, December and January. The sun burns the candle from both ends, staying out until late at night and back up again wel... Read More

Green Yachts introduces inflatable climbing walls for yachts

Posted: 4th Feb 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline, with World Interior Design Network

The biggest problem facing people with the dual passions of rock climbing and yachting has been that they tend to be mutually exclusive. There are very few places that allow for you to both climb and be on the water. Now, Italy-ba... Read More

Patrick Marchesseau

Posted: 1st Feb 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Four years ago, Capt. Patrick Marchesseau found himself surrounded by a group of Somali pirates pointing assault rifles at him and his crew aboard the 88m (288 ft) French cruiser M/V Le Ponant. The ship had been en route from the ... Read More

LY3 Main Changes from LY2

Posted: 24th Jan 2013

Written by: Mike Sanderson

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is a world leading maritime administration and the originator of the Large Commercial Yacht Code. Ensign is the Large Yacht Survey unit of the MCA. Read More

Do you supply, manufacture or repair tenders or toys?

Posted: 22nd Jan 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

OnboardOnline features topical articles from professionals working in all areas and at all levels of the yachting industry. We're looking for people who can write and are keen to share their knowledge and opinions with our readers... Read More

Piracy and the Rise of Armed Security

Posted: 18th Jan 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

As piracy off the coast of Somalia has increased, so has the number of private maritime security companies in operation – expanding nearly fourfold since 2008. However, there is almost no regulation of the industry, and stories o... Read More

Interview with Lynne Edwards

Posted: 16th Jan 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

To introduce our Interior contributor, OnboardOnline recently interviewed Lynne Edwards, our Interior contributor, and asked her a few questions about herself, her career and what she's learned over the years about what it takes t... Read More

Vessel Arrest in the USA

Posted: 13th Jan 2013

Written by: Danielle J. Butler Esq.

The arrest of a vessel in the USA, whether she is private or commercial, is part of the process by which a Court in Admiralty gains jurisdiction over the subject matter of a lawsuit. These lawsuits are known as "in rem" actions, m... Read More

QuinSec Technology: An alternative approach to maritime security

Posted: 11th Jan 2013

Written by: John Holden

The maritime security industry is still relatively new, and was born from the need to protect mariners on board commercial ships, transiting what is known today as the High-Risk Area (HRA), where piracy has become a significant pr... Read More

The Growing Marina Industry in China

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Julian Goldie

I had the very good fortune to be invited to attend the World Marina Conference in Singapore in May 2011. This was an exceptionally well-run conference followed by some very impressive marina visits in Singapore. The conference ga... Read More

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

Let's Talk Trash: Reducing plastic waste on yachts

Posted: 9th Jan 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

I've spent the last couple of years talking trash...mostly plastic water bottle trash. It's not a glamorous subject. In fact, it is downright toxic when you think of the millions of plastic water bottles that superyachts and char... Read More

Piracy and Armed Security

Posted: 8th Jan 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

As piracy off the coast of Somalia has increased, so has the number of private maritime security companies in operation – expanding nearly fourfold since 2008. However, there is almost no regulation of the industry, and stories o... Read More

Jetlev Takes Off

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

It was the belle of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. One of the first stands you came across after entering the Boat-Builders and Designers Tent. A large space with a jet ski-looking vessel at the center and a couple o... Read More

Bob Haywood

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

In a distinguished career, Bob Haywood, the man behind Oceans Beyond Piracy, has focused much of his attention on getting government out of the way. His belief in the potential for better global governance led indirectly to the cr... Read More

Peacocks & Panthers at the Monaco Show

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Erica Lay

Following the publication of an article in The Crew Report, ‘Time to Rethink’, September 2012, where an anonymous captain berates the excessive marketing spend at charter shows, Onboardonline decided to open up the discussion. Is ... Read More

The Experience Factor: The relationship between captain and management

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

For Fabien Roché, COO of Sunrise Yachts and ex captain, the art of yacht management is all about relationships – the most perilous of which is that between the management company and the captain. Too often that relationship can be... Read More

Hypothermia

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Dr. David Irons

Dr. David Irons, a director at Ocean Medical, is a general practitioner and emergency medicine doctor with a special interest in remote medicine. He has also been teaching MCA/STCW95 medical courses since 1994. Here he discusses t... 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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