Yachting News

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

How to Deliver Effective Feedback On Board

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Feedback. It’s important and you know it. According to American author Kenneth Blanchard, ‘feedback is the breakfast of champions’, and the giving and receiving of feedback is probably one of the most vital skills of a leader. Read More

AMAALA & OceanoScientific Steer Environmental Research Sailing Expedition

Posted: 4th Nov 2020

Written by: Muneira Al Adwani

AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination along Saudi Arabia’s north western coast, recently took to the seas with Monaco-based OceanoScientific on a two-week scientific expedition to measure the impact of river water pollutants on human and sea life.
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Yacht Crew- Beware of Bad Financial Advice

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Last year Marine Accounts, a tax accountant and mortgage consultant for seafarers, alerted crew to the rise of bad financial after being contacted by numerous individuals claiming their policies were mis-sold. Here's a follow up article with contact details for any crew in need of advice. Read More

Save the Med Launches new Campaign: Define Humano

Posted: 30th Oct 2020

Written by: Save the Med

Save the Med has announced the launch of their new project, 'Define Humano'. The new initiative, set up in collaboration with Patterson Agency, brings together scientists, environmentalists and creators to redefine together what it is to be human and to co-create the future of humanity. Read More

Introducing Vietnam’s Coast with the Most

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Duncan Forgan

Of all Vietnam’s spectacular coastal enclaves, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is perhaps the country’s most underrated. But the province is now picking up strong momentum thanks to an array of attractions including world-class golf, boutique hotels and some of the country’s best stretches of sand. Read More

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

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