Yachting News

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

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

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

Shorebased vs Crew Recruitment

Posted: 10th Jul 2020

Written by: Nicola Morgan

Recruitment within the yachting industry is somewhat different to more 'mainstream' recruitment, and if you are someone who uses yacht recruitment agencies, there are a few differences that you need to be aware of. Read More

Water Revolution Foundation Kicks off its Second Year

Posted: 6th Jul 2020

Written by: Water Revolution Foundation

After a year that can be characterised by strong industry support and willingness to improve, the inaugural year of Water Revolution Foundation has officially come to an end. The board looks back on this year with pride. Read More

Sexual Harassment in the Superyacht Industry 2020

Posted: 1st Jul 2020

Written by: Lynne Edwards

I wrote an article for OnboardOnline back in 2015 discussing the extent of sexual harassment in the superyacht industry, but how has this changed five years on? We can expect to have seen some significant changes in all aspects of the industry. 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

Prevent Fires On Board with Preventative Maintenance and Documentation

Posted: 29th Jun 2020

Written by: Sam Wheaton

News travels quick. Maybe it’s because we live in an age of the creating and sharing information that we are hearing of more and more fires on board yachts. Most crewmembers out there will know of someone who has had an encounter with an onboard fire incident. Read More

Adam Hunkin on Trends at Shipyard Supply Co.

Posted: 29th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

A keen sailor and experienced deckhand, we spoke to Adam Hunkin of Shipyard Supply Co.about some of his specialist projects, what's trending, and how the company plans to move forward in a post COVID-19 world. 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

Lia Ditton Launches Record-Breaking Solo Crossing

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Ocean rower Lia Ditton has embarked on her bid to set the fastest ever time for a solo crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii. She departed on the 2500-mile journey from San Francisco East Bay on June 17 to challenge the all-time record of 52 days set by Rob Eustace in 2016. Read More

Superyacht Destination ASEAN – Verventia's Mission in Asia

Posted: 22nd Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

You might think that the opportunity to take in some of the world’s most scenic cruising through the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea to Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia would have made South East Asia a natural shoo-in as a superyacht destination long before now. Read More

Dealing with Traveller Anxiety Post COVID-19

Posted: 22nd Jun 2020

Written by: Nicky Demellweek

In their last article, Securewest explored some of the wider health and safety considerations for organisations returning to some sense of ‘normal’ business travel. This article explores traveller anxiety in more depth and suggests ways to address this complex challenge. 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

Beauty for the Home and Soul from the French Riviera

Posted: 16th Jun 2020

Written by: Natalia Langsdale

Worldwide resident and European at heart, Natalia Langsdale is the founder of Made with Love by Natalia. Everyday the sea greets her with its mesmerising colours that make up the Côte d'Azur, lapping waves and bringing treasures from the sea and inspiring her designs. Read More

Charity Matters: Superyachts Giving Back

Posted: 12th Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Passman

More so than previous generations, Millennials and Gen Zs expect employers to provide them with opportunities for fulfilment, meaning and the ability to give back. Rather than just a job, they are searching for purpose and the opportunity to make a difference. 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

The Importance of a Superyacht’s Vision Statement

Posted: 8th Jun 2020

Written by: Captain Brendan O’Shannassy

Last month on OnboardOnline I talked about the best models of yacht management, and referred to the importance of a vision statement to guide the yacht’s efforts. This generated a lot of reader interest and in response I will unpack this a bit further. Read More

Superyachts and the Environment: Lessons from COVID-19

Posted: 8th Jun 2020

Written by: Zoe Smith

Today on World Oceans Day, West Nautical reflects on the impact of the global pandemic we find ourselves in, as the superyacht industry relies on the planet’s magnificent oceans and beautiful scenery to make sailing worthwhile.
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Water Revolution Foundation Celebrates World Oceans Day

Posted: 8th Jun 2020

Written by: Water Revolution Foundation

Today is World Oceans Day - an important day to celebrate our precious oceans, but also a time to unite to help protect them. Overfishing, pollution and negligence is putting immense pressure on the marine world. Without help, it will be too late to turn the tide. Read More

The Importance of Building Diverse Teams

Posted: 6th Jun 2020

Written by: Luxury Hospitality

At Luxury Hospitality we recently announced our support for She of the Sea and their Diversity Pledge, making a public commitment to creating real, positive change within our organisation and across the yachting industry when it comes to gender diversity. 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

Adaptive Surface Technologies | Environmentally Friendly Superyacht Hull Coatings

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the yachting industry strives to find environmentally friendly solutions, Adaptive Surface Technologies is making giant leaps pioneering hull coatings that don't cause harm to ocean life, particularly in sensitive ecosystems off the beaten track. Read More

Save The Med to Hold Screening of 'The Story of Plastic'

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Save the Med

With the Night of San Joan #ZeroWaste event fast approaching, Save the Med is hosting a free screening of the documentary The Story of Plastic on Thursday June 18 to highlight the increasing problem of plastic pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Current Landscape for Cruising Yachts in South East Asia

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

South East Asia is without doubt one of the globe’s most captivating and diverse regions, offering a unique experience in terms of culture, history and cuisine, as well as breathtaking scenery both on land and at sea. 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

BIO-UV Group’s Coronavirus Surface Killer Approved

Posted: 29th May 2020

Written by: Coralie Mazauric

BIO-SCAN™, the UV-C-based surface disinfectant system announced last month by BIO-UV Group, has now received certification from two independent testing laboratories. The virus scanner is capable of detecting and eradicating micro-organisms including SARS-CoV-2 from all types of surfaces. Read More

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