Yachting News

Superyacht Anchorages Restricted in France to Protect Seagrass

Posted: 20th Oct 2020

Written by: David Robinson

Marine and environmental authorities in the French Alpes-Maritimes on the Cote d’Azur have introduced new laws that restrict anchorage areas in the region for yachts over 20m (66ft) in an action to protect seagrass, which has been a protected species for over 30 years. Read More

Indonesia Opens Borders to Superyachts

Posted: 20th Oct 2020

Written by: David Robinson

The Indonesian government has opened up the country to all foreign-flagged yachts with the entry point being at Marina Del Ray in Lombok. This is in response to the number of superyachts left stranded as a result of cyclones and restrictions in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More

A Charter Season Like no Other

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

In a yachting season best described as ‘expect the unexpected’, even seasoned industry professionals are still finding plenty to be surprised about. This summer, the north-eastern region of the USA was, as Forbes puts it, the new hub of the superyacht world. Read More

Ghost Ships - Should we be Afraid?

Posted: 16th Oct 2020

Written by: Linda Revill

There has been a recent media frenzy around the controversial subject of autonomous vessels, often referred to as ghost or phantom ships. Linda Revill explores the potential impact on crew employment and the vulnerability to cyber attack. Read More

Super Yacht Group Launches Great Barrier Reef Census

Posted: 8th Oct 2020

Written by: Joanne Drake

Super Yacht Group, along with Ocean Alliance launch the Great Reef Census, with a flotilla of boats deployed along the Reef’s 2300km length over the next 10 weeks. This will provide the most comprehensive snapshot ever captured of the Reef, of which 40% still remains unexplored. Read More

Maldives Attracting Yachts During Covid-19

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

After opening up to foreign-flagged vessels, the Maldives is also one of the few superyacht cruising destinations lifting Covid-19 restrictions, attracting a growing number of superyachts to the region. Read More

The Top Marinas For Winters In Turkey

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With over 40 marinas in Turkey and attractive refit facilities, Evolution Yachting has put together a list of its top recommendations of where to berth in Turkey this winter. Read More

Nine Service Qualities that Define Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

At Luxury Hospitality we believe nine Service Qualities make exceptional guest service possible. Here the team at LH describes what each Service Quality means to them and their significance in practice. Read More

What is the Future for Superyacht Shows and Events?

Posted: 21st Sep 2020

Written by: Lorna Titley

Ahead of the online conference for the Future of Superyachts, Business Aviation and Luxury Property, Quaynote Communications looks at how the pandemic has affected several annual yachting shows and conferences, and what this means for the superyacht industry going forward. Read More

Enter The TCN/ Fraser Short Story Competition

Posted: 15th Sep 2020

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

This year, more than most, our teams at The Crew Network and FRASER have heard and shared more stories with our captains and crew than ever before, so now we're inviting you to submit your story, with the chance to win some great prizes.

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What are the Top Superyacht Cruising Destinations of the Future?

Posted: 12th Sep 2020

Written by: Lorna Titley

We've heard a lot over the last few years about superyachts seeking out more unusual destinations. While no-one doubts the appeal of the Med and the Caribbean, regions off-the-beaten track are gaining traction with adventurous owners and charterers.  Read More

Yotspot Launches App: Yotspot Connect

Posted: 11th Sep 2020

Written by: Steve Crawford

Yotspot announces the launch of their new app, connecting superyacht crew and yachting professionals together. It will help enable professionals to re-connect and catch up, in person, as Covid-19 restrictions ease in some areas. Read More

Superyacht Charities 7Cs Challenge

Posted: 10th Sep 2020

Written by: Liam Dobbin

Since Superyacht Charities could not hold any events this year due to COVID19, on 18-19 September we are raising funds in a sponsored run, ride and row of the equivalent distance between the two main cancelled events - Southampton and Palma de Mallorca. Read More

YPI leads Supports Calvi to Monaco Water Bike Challenge

Posted: 10th Sep 2020

Written by: Sarah Keegan

Yachting Partners International, has announced its sponsorship of ‘The Crossing – Calvi to Monaco Water Bike Challenge’. Two teams of internationally renowned athletes will race on water bikes to raise awareness for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and its programmes. Read More

Peter Vogel, Founder of Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 8th Sep 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Having worked on board some of the world's most impressive superyachts including Lady Moura and Octopus, Peter Vogel discusses the journey to setting up Luxury Hospitality, leaders in seven star service training for superyacht crew. Read More

What is the Future for the Business Aviation and Superyacht Industries?

Posted: 7th Sep 2020

Written by: Lorna Titley

As the pandemic threatens to bring many businesses to their knees, what does the future look like for the business jet and superyacht industries? Will markets contract or change beyond recognition, or have COVID restrictions created unexpected opportunities? Read More

Join the Panama Posse Rally 2020-2021

Posted: 7th Sep 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Taking place from December 4th, the 20/21 Panama Posse Rally is a seven month adventure taking in 13 countries with over 500 anchorages, across a total of 4,500 nautical miles. Connecting sailors from California to Florida, you can join anywhere along the route. Read More

Threatened Species Day: Sea Shepherd’s Fight to Protect Marine Wildlife

Posted: 7th Sep 2020

Written by: Sea Shepherd Australia

Today on 7th September, Threatened Species Day highlights the sad reality that humankind is threatening and destroying many of our precious marine species. The Sea Shepherd movement battles to save biodiversity, calling for everyone to join in the fight. Read More

What to do if You Find an Entangled Turtle at Sea

Posted: 3rd Sep 2020

Written by: Save the Med

This summer an alarming number of turtles have been found entangled in ghost gear in the Balearic Sea. A few, if lucky, will be found and rescued, but there's an urgent need for education to help solve this growing problem.  Read More

Virtual Pursers - The Trend for Remote Support

Posted: 3rd Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Having the right idea at the right time is a fortunate state of affairs and for Bec McKeever and Dominique Smit, the stars have aligned for the launch of Virtual Pursers, offering shoreside assistance to superyachts just as 'virtual' becomes the norm. Read More

Video Interviews: Top Tips for Crew

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Nicola Morgan

Video interviewing is not new, but with the recent pandemic and the subsequent boom of video calling platforms such as Zoom or Teams, they are rapidly becoming mainstream for crew interviews. Read More

Late Summer Cruising Destinations with Evolution Yachting

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

Only a few months ago we weren't even sure if 2020 would be giving us a summer season. But it's a relief and a pleasure to see people are enjoying cruising more than ever whilst exploring new destinations, and seeing a new side to their favourite spots. Read More

Managing Yacht Crew Rotations

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Wheaton

Rotational positions are becoming more common and naturally they are very popular with crew seeking a greater work life balance. Efficient handovers are key, and nowadays there is a raft of software and tools available to ensure they work smoothly. Read More

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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Superyacht Cruising in South East Asia

Posted: 31st Jul 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Boasting some of the globe’s most phenomenal - and unpopulated – coastlines as well as picturesque atolls, deserted islands and colourful marine life, the ideal way to explore the region’s most alluring and inaccessible nooks is by yacht. Read More

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

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