Yachting News

Implementing Real Change: Sustainability and Superyachts

Posted: 2nd Apr 2021

Written by: Rachel Rowney

As the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the daily realities of the superyacht industry, how many well-intentioned sustainability initiatives have continued and had a genuine impact? And what lessons can we learn from other sectors such as aviation and automotive? Read More

Ship's Cook Certificate: About Time, or Waste of Time?

Posted: 5th Mar 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Seven years on, we have a clearer idea of the requirements for the Ship's Cook Certificate for yacht chefs, but there is still some confusion. With the help of OceanWave Monaco, we clarify what's involved and do away with some of the myths. Read More

New Inmarsat Report Helps Superyacht Professionals Withstand Threats At Sea

Posted: 12th Feb 2021

Written by: Peter Broadhurst

With the IMO introducing a new cyber security regime for the industry, Inmarsat’s Peter Broadhurst outlines how superyacht professionals can protect their vessels and comply with the on-board cyber risk management rules. Read More

Crew Retention - How to Build and Keep a Great Team

Posted: 9th Feb 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Crew retention is generally perceived to be one of the biggest headaches in the yachting industry yet the most important in maintaining a happy ship. We spoke to leading industry figures to ascertain the issues surrounding crew retention and how to improve longevity. Read More

Crew Placement - Should You be Exclusive to One Agent?

Posted: 5th Feb 2021

Written by: Freddie Jones

In the world of Hollywood, actors have agents just as superyacht crew have crew placement agents.The difference is that yacht crew are rarely, if ever, exclusive to one agent, but could this work in our industry too? Read More

Growing Demand for Elite Chefs for Private Dining

Posted: 25th Jan 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Kate Emery, Founder of the prestigious Amandine Chef Placement sourcing the best chefs for superyachts, villas, ski chalets and events, discusses the growing demand for elite chefs for private dining experiences on board an ashore. Read More

Cybersecurity - Next Gen Firewalls for Superyachts

Posted: 24th Jan 2021

Written by: Ryan Porter

Firewalls were designed to protect conventional networks against cyber threats. However, on board a superyacht it's not so straightforward as the firewall is instrumental not only to protect your yacht's network but also to manipulate the owners/guest experience. ETO Ryan Porter explains. Read More

Four Ways The Ocean Race Is Helping Our Blue Planet In 2021

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: The Ocean Race

In 2021 there needs to be urgent action to help the ocean, including ambitious work to fight climate change. Here are four ways that The Ocean Race is taking action this year. Read More

Save The Med Launches 4th Edition Of The Changemakers Project

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Sabrina Barceló

Save The Med Foundation is pleased to launch “The Changemakers Project” for the fourth year in a row, while announcing that the programme has also expanded, inviting students from all over the Balearic Islands to participate. Read More

The Changing Climate for Superyacht Regulation

Posted: 9th Jan 2021

Written by: Dominic Bulfin

In recent months and years, the topic of making yachting more environmentally friendly has escalated from a simmer across the industry to a bubbling hot saucepan of change, and here's what's to come. Read More

Below Deck - How Accurate is it Really?

Posted: 9th Jan 2021

Written by: The K Flag

Welcome to our new column, with straight talk and humour from our resident insider waving The K Flag. This month we kick off with a view on Below Deck, the show we all love to hate, but why? And how accurate is it really? Read More

Yacht Crew Recruitment - What's the Outlook for 2021?

Posted: 8th Jan 2021

Written by: Nicola Morgan and Liam Dobbin

2020 was a year like none of us had ever experienced before. Not only did we find ourselves coming to grips with a deadly virus, each one of us no doubt experienced our own challenges within the industry we work in, whether this was from a business or crew perspective. Read More

‘Crisis? What Crisis?’ The Resilience of the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 8th Jan 2021

Written by: Quentin Bargate

There are many words I could use to describe the superyacht industry and those who work within it, but if pushed for two key words to sum up the industry in 2020 I would have to choose “resilient” and “adaptable”. Read More

Superyachts and the New Sustainable Movement

Posted: 7th Jan 2021

Written by: Dominic Bulfin

Traditionally in yacht design, sustainability has not been high up on the priority list. However the world we live in is changing rapidly, and rather than claiming luxury immunity, the superyacht industry is starting to emerge at the forefront of clean technologies. Read More

Luxury Hospitality – A Year of Change

Posted: 22nd Dec 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

To call 2020 a year of change is something of an understatement. The world today is a very different place, yet it’s clear that by looking forward fearlessly and adapting rapidly, some companies have become even stronger during these challenging times. Read More

Sara Ballinger - Team Building with Crew-Glue

Posted: 22nd Dec 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

The eldest of four siblings, Sara Ballinger's grasp of group dynamics inspired an early passion for teaching and team building. Having worked with large corporations as well as crew on large yachts, Sara discusses the road to success and shares her insight into two very different worlds.  Read More

Seamless Handovers & Crew Vacations

Posted: 15th Dec 2020

Written by: Sam Wheaton

The holidays are nearing...with festive joy comes the administrative nightmare of replacing crew on leave. The transfer can cause concern for those away who hope work will continue as usual. The use of a Planned Maintenance System on a yacht can greatly streamline the transfer of information to new crew. Read More

New Year, New You - The Power of Sankalpa

Posted: 10th Dec 2020

Written by: Noona Ayres - Revitalize

The new year is the perfect time to take stock of those areas of our lives where we want to achieve greater balance. New Year’s resolutions rarely last, usually because we’ve set unrealistic goals but here's a remedy to strengthen your resolve. Read More

Growing Awareness of Support for Crew Mental Health

Posted: 9th Dec 2020

Written by: Karen Passman

This year a lot of work has gone into supporting seafarers' mental health, from the agreed standards to certify crew in ‘Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Training’, to the launch of ISWAN’s 24 hour support line for superyacht crew - YachtCrewHelp.org.

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DLBA Using AI to Evolve Yachts into a Human-Machine Team

Posted: 8th Dec 2020

Written by: DLBA Naval Architects

Earlier this year DLBA unveiled a 58-meter, artificial intelligence-powered superyacht concept - TEMPO. As the importance of social distancing was brought to the fore in 2020, DLBA has expanded on the improved safety, efficiency and reliability the superyacht industry can expect from AI. Read More

Fraser Joins ‘Eyesea’ Initiative to Map Maritime Pollution

Posted: 7th Dec 2020

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Fraser is proud to be the first yachting company to commit to the Eyesea initiative, which encourages superyachts to map marine pollution using the combination of the unique technology available on board and the significant reach offered by the maritime sector. Read More

To the Bitter End: How Sailors Have Shaped the English Language

Posted: 4th Dec 2020

Written by: Jo Morgan

Feeling blue? Push the boat out! Spend the slush fund and get three sheets to the wind. OnboardOnline looks into the nautical origins of some popular English expressions. Read More

Pelorus Co-Founder Takes on Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: Pelorus

Pelorus are excited to announce that co-Founder Jimmy Carroll will take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile ocean rowing race taking place this December. His team, Latitude 35, will tackle 30ft waves in the first major fundraiser project for the newly established Pelorus Foundation. Read More

The Infinite SIM - Disrupting Superyacht Connectivity?

Posted: 1st Dec 2020

Written by: Ryan Porter

Like everything we do at the YOT Store, we disrupt the yachting industry norms. When it comes to connectivity and data, we realised something had to change, so we set out to simplify the new normal with a no-nonsense, cost-effective solution where there are genuinely no limits. Read More

Crew-Glue Joins Luxury Hospitality - Stronger Together

Posted: 27th Nov 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Luxury Hospitality, superyachting’s premier training and leadership agency, has formed an exciting new partnership with Crew-Glue, strengthening their pioneering position in leadership training and development across the superyacht sector. Read More

Financial Success: The Golden Rules for Yacht Crew

Posted: 26th Nov 2020

Written by: Olivia Wigg

Picture a time in the future when you're ready to leave yachting behind, the choice of what to do is all yours, or is it? Blacktower Financial Group specialise in Financial Advice for crew and share their tips on how to best take care of your finances before heading back ashore. Read More

IbizaPreservation and Save the Med Join Forces to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

Posted: 25th Nov 2020

Written by: Sabrina Barceló

Mallorca-based Save the Med Foundation and IbizaPreservation have collaborated to launch 'Plastic Free Balearics'. The project aims to create a certification standard that is largely aimed at the hospitality sector, the main generator of waste in the Balearic Islands. Read More

What Happens to your Garbage when you are Cruising in Remote Regions?

Posted: 17th Nov 2020

Written by: Christelle Holler

For breathtaking scenery and off the beaten track destinations, many are cruising further and further afield. Some adventures are only possible by sea. Nowadays, more and more superyachts are designed and built to be able to explore remote destinations. Read More

Considerations for Yachts Over New Anchorage Regulations on the Cote d’Azur

Posted: 13th Nov 2020

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

With new anchorage regulations on the Cote d’Azur, the whisps of seagrass washing up on the beaches are unlikely to cause a stir, but Captain Rod Hatch outlines some important considerations regarding the potential impact on yacht operations. Read More

Cruising in Indonesia: A Guide for Superyachts

Posted: 11th Nov 2020

Written by: Catalano Shipping Services

After a year of lockdowns, Catalano Shipping and Benoa Marina are leading the re-opening of marinas in Indonesia. With new protocols in place, entry is safe and simple and there is no mandatory quarantine period if conditions are met in advance of arrival. Read More

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