Yachting News

Developing Crew Stability: The Crew Turnover Survey

Posted: 10th Mar 2017

Written by: Karen Passman

There are many myths and differing perceptions about the causes of crew turnover, but it remains a challenging issues for the superyacht industry. Last year Impact Crew conducted a crew turnover survey to identify the facts and di... Read More

Huge Haul of Shark Fins Discovered Despite International Shipping Ban

Posted: 9th Mar 2017

Written by: Sea Shepherd Global

Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global - as part of their global shark defense campaign Operation Ap... Read More

FX Snap: Brexit Bill Defeated Again, China Prints Trade Deficit

Posted: 8th Mar 2017

Written by: Kevin Tullett

(GBP/USD) remains exposed to further downside risks & GBP remains weighed by another setback faced by the UK PM Theresa May in her effort to trigger the Article 50, after the Brexit Bill failed to pass through the House of Lords f... Read More

Les Voiles de St Barths: 10-15 April 2017

Posted: 7th Mar 2017

Written by: Barby MacGowan

Today sees the start fo the eighth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth which runs from 10 to 15 April. Among the magnificent contenders will be an impressive and unique fleet of Volvo Ocean Race boats, including both VOR 60s and VO... Read More

The Rise of the Superyacht Submarine

Posted: 5th Mar 2017

Written by: Josh Richardson

Personal submarines are the latest must-have accessories for superyacht owners looking for novel ways to enjoy the water, and for guests who aren’t experienced divers to descend up to 1,000m+ to experience far reaching views of th... Read More

Singapore Yacht Show: 6 - 9 April 2017

Posted: 3rd Mar 2017

Written by: Karin P. Berner

The Singapore Yacht Show, Asia's premer yachting event, is held at ONE°15 Marina Club on the island of Sentosa from 6- 9 April 2017. This seventh edition showcases the region's
finest yachts available for sale or charter alongsi... Read More

Sea Shepherd: Cool Ships and Conservation

Posted: 1st Mar 2017

Written by: Captain Mark Russell

Marine wildlife has been a passion of mine for many years and when Sea Shepherd announced in early 2015 that they were building a new custom patrol vessel in Turkey, I wanted to get involved. Unfortunately the timing was off but l... Read More

Seatec 2017: 29-31 March

Posted: 28th Feb 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

Seatec is an international exhibition of technology and design for the marine industry taking place this year from 29-31 March in Marina di Carrara in Italy. The conference programme is dedicated to current issues and innovations ... Read More

NeKo: Putting the Vision into Yacht Provisions

Posted: 15th Feb 2017

Written by: Karen Hockney

NeKo certainly knows how to make an impression, and anyone who attended the 2014 MYBA Charter Show in Genoa will remember their spectacular stand and lively after show drinks along Porto Antico’s Molo Vecchia. Three years on, NeKo... Read More

Bad Financial Advice: How to avoid it

Posted: 15th Feb 2017

Written by: Patrick Maflin

Many of you will have come across Facebook posts concerning crew who have received bad financial advice. Sadly, in all too many cases, they have lost some or all of the funds they invested. When you consider the time and hard work... Read More

Asia Pacific: Focus on New Zealand’s Marinas

Posted: 11th Feb 2017

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

With the rise in world-class marinas in nearly every region, New Zealand has also been developing their docks and creating larger berths for larger vessels. Auckland in particular is now home to some excellent marinas and anchorag... Read More

New Chef Training Package from Secrets de Cuisine

Posted: 10th Feb 2017

Written by: Jacqui Leigh

Secrets de Cuisine now offers a new training package for yacht chefs, incorporating the MCA Ship's Cook Certificate Assessment and Level 3 Food Safety Training with virtual learning environment (VLE) access, an attractively priced... Read More

Les Voiles d'Antibes - Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2017

Posted: 8th Feb 2017

Written by: Karin P. Berner

Les Voiles d'Antibes is the first major European event of the classic sailing season and for years it has marked the opening of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge circuit in the Mediterranean. This year's Voiles d'Antibes takes ... Read More

Crew Health: The Importance of Hydration

Posted: 5th Feb 2017

Written by: Rudi Keil

Reading about New Year’s Resolutions in February may make you want to groan, but it's never too late to make positive changes for your health and diet - especially changes you can easily stick to while working onboard your yacht. ... Read More

Yacht Design: Shining a Light on Southampton with Giles Barkley

Posted: 5th Feb 2017

Written by: Karen Hockney

When it comes to choosing the right degree course for a career in superyacht design or production, there aren’t many institutions worldwide that can compete with the two Yacht Design and Production degrees taught at Southampton So... Read More

Mission Ocean: Stop Using Plastic Microbeads!

Posted: 3rd Feb 2017

Written by: Laura Beard

With growing concern about the health of our oceans, everyone is talking about microbeads. But what are they, and how do they end up in our oceans and lakes? How can you identify them, and what alternatives are there? Read More

CHIRP Maritime: Project MARTHA Reports on Effects of Fatigue

Posted: 2nd Feb 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

CHIRP Maritime has announced the publication of the MARTHA Report, a three year study looking at the impact of fatigue on the wellbeing of seafarers in terms of mental health, motivation and safety. The study surveyed crew operati... Read More

The Assessment in Marine Cookery: Nothing to be scared of!

Posted: 1st Feb 2017

Written by: Andrew Maxwell

We’ve had an interesting few months at Tante Marie Culinary Academy since starting delivery of the Assessment in Marine Cookery - a key requirement for the Ship’s Cook Certificate of Competency. At the same time there seems to hav... Read More

Cedric Seguela, Founder of Secrets de Cuisine

Posted: 1st Feb 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

A passionate cook from the age of 14, Cedric Seguela began working on board cruise ships before landing his first job as a chef on a superyacht, openning his eyes to a very different challenge. When he later moved ashore he founde... Read More

Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand with Duthie Lidgard

Posted: 31st Jan 2017

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

As Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand goes from strength to strength, Managing Director Duthie Lidgard provides an insight into his role as an agent providing the very best service and support for yachts visiting the region. Read More

Interior Training: Old School with a Modern Twist

Posted: 27th Jan 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

When it comes to high end hospitality, etiquette and manners are timeless fundamentals. But fashions change, and owners are also getting younger, perhaps with different expectations. Does this pose a challenge for interior trainer... Read More

Miami Boat Show: 16-20 February 2017

Posted: 27th Jan 2017

Written by: Karin P. Berner

Whether your interest is in boating, yachting or sailing, Miami is the place to be this Presidents' Day weekend, 16-20 February 2017, with three spectacular boat shows running concurrently: The Miami International Boat Show, Yacht... Read More

Florida: Boating Capital of the USA

Posted: 21st Jan 2017

Written by: Sonya Matejko

Is there any state that says 'yachting' more than Florida? More than 900,000 other boat owners agree, and that's what makes it the boating capital of the USA. Whether you like a rugged, rocky beach away from town or being in the m... Read More

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

Posted: 20th Jan 2017

Written by: Jo Morgan, Sam Watson

Two years on, we have a clearer idea of the requirements for the Ship's Cook Certificate for yacht chefs, but there is still confusion around the process and criteria for prior learning. Many chefs are also intimidated by the pros... Read More

Dubai International Boat Show: 28 February - 5 March

Posted: 19th Jan 2017

Written by: Karin P. Berner

Dubai International Boat Show is the most anticipated event in the Middle Eastern maritime calendar hitting a new milestone celebrating its 25th anniversary. More than 840 leading international, regional and local exhibitors from ... Read More

Boot Dusseldorf: 21-29 January 2017

Posted: 19th Jan 2017

Written by: Cathrin Imka

This year the Düsseldorf International Boat Show, boot Düsseldorf, runs from 21-29 January, with 1,800 exhibitors from 65 countries showcasing developments in watersports, maritime leisure and yachting. The theme this year is pro... Read More

Insurance and Dayworkers Under MLC

Posted: 13th Jan 2017

Written by: Jonas Ball

Dayworkers are always a contentious point with regards to insurance. All too often, no employment contracts are signed and in the event of a claim, the process becomes complicated in trying to prove whether the owner is liable for... Read More

London On-Water 2017

Posted: 9th Jan 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

From Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 May, London On-Water returns to St Katharine Docks for the third year running, this year a stand-alone event with a weekend packed with spectacular events. Set in St Katharine Docks in the heart of the c... Read More

Three Reasons to Buy Superyacht IZUMI

Posted: 9th Jan 2017

Written by: David Seal

The superyacht IZUMI is a Palmer Johnson 120, built by one of America's greatest shipyards and designed by Nuvolari Lenard; one of Italy's most successful design teams. The marriage of the 85 year old American builder and the sexy... Read More

The Mystery, Sorry History, of Waste Water

Posted: 9th Jan 2017

Written by: Pippa Nicholas

Since as long as people have used the water for transportation there has been the need to rid vessels of all the waste that human bodies emit on a daily basis. In the early days a simple wooden platform over the side of the ship s... Read More


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