Yachting News

Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Sabi Csitari

Posted: 22nd Nov 2019

Written by: Sabi Csitari

With 18 years’ culinary experience, the Hugarian/Irish chef has a wealth of experience cooking aboard superyachts. From the ingredients he can't live without to the gadgets that take pride of place in his galley, here's all you ne... Read More

How to Build High-Performing Teams

Posted: 21st Nov 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Crew-Glue was launched to support captains and crew by expediting the team-building process to reach a high-performance team status sooner, giving you the very best chance of success when starting your season or launching your new... Read More

Union Finds Nine in Ten Seafarers Fear Criminalisation

Posted: 14th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Almost 90% of seafarers fear criminalisation at work, a new survey by maritime professionals union Nautilus International has found. A quarter of the 612 seafarers surveyed identified the issue as a truly global one, saying they d... Read More

Crew Tips for Better Rest and Sleep

Posted: 5th Nov 2019

Written by: John Breese

While working onboard a superyacht is an extremely exciting proposition, it also comes with certain challenges – one of the most important being disruptions to your sleep schedule, which is bound to be an irregular one on board. Read More

Here's Why Successful People Have Mentors

Posted: 4th Nov 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

They say success comes with insight, however insight is only achieved by seeing the world through a lens other than your own. No matter how successful you perceive yourself to be, that success is not sustainable unless you continu... Read More

Crew Tips for Avoiding Injury Onboard

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Written by: Reni Horvath

While working onboard a superyacht sounds like a fantastic opportunity to travel the seas and explore the world, beyond the surface there’s a lot of hard work. Crew can easily be on their feet for up to 16 hours a day, with owners... Read More

How to Get the Yacht Owner Onboard with your Idea

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Written by: Jenny Mathews & Natasha Ambrose

It’s October and winter work lists are on the table, but how do you pitch an idea and get the boss to loosen the purse strings? In our experience, if you can present a solid case based on sound economics, you're more likely to get... Read More

How to Deliver Effective Feedback Onboard

Posted: 29th Oct 2019

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

Crew Look After Superyachts, but who Looks After Crew?

Posted: 28th Oct 2019

Written by: Melanie Langley

Superyacht crewing has become one of the go-to careers for young men and women looking to earn great money while sailing to exotic locations aboard multi-million-dollar luxury yachts. It's crucial you protect yourself with an indi... Read More

Do’s & Don’ts of Dual Agency Broker Representation in the US

Posted: 25th Oct 2019

Written by: Claudia Casalis & Nicholas J. Zeher

While yacht brokers often welcome a dual agency because it usually means they receive a higher commission from the sale, there are many things that a broker should know before moving forward as it's easy to run afoul of the height... Read More

Top Training for Crew at all Levels at The Boat Works

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Training, licensing and certification in all areas of boating are now available at The Boat Works along with the arrival of new partners, Paradigm Training. With boat ownership on the Gold Coast forecast to treble in the next 25 y... Read More

Managing Perception vs. Perspective Onboard

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Understanding the difference between perception and perspective is very important as it helps develops self-awareness and tolerance while facilitating compromise. This is never more important than when you live and work with other... Read More

Daniel Echasseriau Talks Cuisine at Marigot Bay

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

As the newly-appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Marigot Bay Resort and Marina on St Lucia, Daniel Echasseriau brings with him over 26 years of experience. We speak to him about what you can expect from your plate durin... Read More

Ally Ford on Working at Superyacht Tenders & Toys

Posted: 18th Oct 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Ally Ford is the longest serving staff member of Superyacht Tenders & Toys, a close-knit team that works hard and plays hard with a work-life balance that many simply dream of. The role of Office Manager is not without its challen... Read More

A Spotlight on Limassol

Posted: 16th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Located in the heart of Limassol, Cyprus’ most vibrant and internationally diverse coastal city, Limassol Marina has established itself as a sought-after superyacht destination for visitors worldwide, offering full service combine... Read More

A Spotlight on Valencia

Posted: 15th Oct 2019

Written by: The Islander

Valencia is a city of old and new, land and sea, art and science, and one with a proud sporting history. It holds a promising nautical future and always the warmest, sometimes quite literally, of welcomes. Read More

Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Bianca Jade Murphy

Posted: 15th Oct 2019

Written by: Bianca Jade Murphy

Currently working onboard the busy 50m charter yacht MY Endeavour II, Bianca Jade Murphy boasts 14 years’ experience as a chef onboard superyachts. Here’s what she has to say about her experiences in the industry… Read More

Beginner’s Guide to European Wines for Yacht Crew: Part 2

Posted: 14th Oct 2019

Written by: Rod Hatch

Written by Captain Rod Hatch as a guide for all those New World stewards and stewardesses who are new to this industry and to the Old World of Europe, part 2 of A Beginner’s Guide to European Wines takes you on a journey through S... Read More

Let's Talk About Mental Health at Sea

Posted: 10th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th to encourage open conversations about mental health conditions which is extremely important because let’s face it, even though working at sea onboard a superyacht mi... Read More

Norway: 2020’s Next Big Superyacht Destination

Posted: 9th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Thanks to non-for-profit company Norway Superyacht Services Ltd, Norway is finally getting its global recognition as a one of the most desired cruising destinations in the world as visitors flock to the region for its magical fjor... Read More

Inspiring and Motivating Crew Across Generations

Posted: 8th Oct 2019

Written by: Karen Passman

How do you engage crew to do what needs to be done? Gone are the days where a simple “do it because I told you to!” was enough - the younger generations now vote with their feet. If they don’t feel valued, empowered, or have clear... Read More

Save The Med Foundation Gets Busy!

Posted: 8th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

In a time where the world is facing some of the biggest challenges to date, Save the Med Foundation believes that dreaming big and aiming high is the key to eventually overcoming them, and are doing all they can to restore and reg... Read More

How to Choose the Perfect Job for you

Posted: 7th Oct 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

This season, I’m seeing more and more crew leaving their jobs not because of unfair pay, but because their roles are not in alignment with their values. We guide you on how to find a job that is just right for you as, for many of ... Read More

Dispute Resolution Clauses – Ignore at your Peril!

Posted: 4th Oct 2019

Written by: Sarah Allan

Law, jurisdiction and dispute resolution provisions, including expert determination clauses are often overlooked in a heated contractual negotiation. Not unsurprisingly, at the start of a commercial relationship one is not focused... Read More

Maxi Racing gets Underway at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Posted: 2nd Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

After the first day was blown off due to excess wind, the Mistral gave way yesterday to light conditions enabling racing for the maxi yachts to finally start at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, organised by the Société Nautique de Sain... Read More

Beginner’s Guide to European Wines for Yacht Crew: Part 1

Posted: 2nd Oct 2019

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

A guide for all those New World stewards and stewardesses who are new to the industry and to the Old World of Europe, Captain Rod Hatch takes us on a journey through France and Italy in part 1 of 'A Beginner’s Guide to European Wi... Read More

Discover Amaala: A Bold Vision for the Red Sea

Posted: 2nd Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

A 3,300 sqm gigaproject that will serve as a super-luxury wellness tourism destination on the Saudi Arabia Coast, Amaala, which is set for completion in 2028, really is one of a kind. We sat down with CEO Nicholas Naples at the Mo... Read More

Yacht Haven Grande Wins Superyacht Marina of the Year Award

Posted: 26th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas USVI received more acknowledgement of its marina team’s drive for excellence from the marine industry and its customers by being named ‘Towergate’s Superyacht Marina of the Year’ – the... Read More

One Ocean MBA’s Conference and Regatta Concludes

Posted: 23rd Sep 2019

Written by: Marialisa Panu

Saturday 21st September saw the end of the 16th edition of the One Ocean MBA's Conference and Regatta, held for the first time in Porto Cervo. The event saw the participation of about 400 students from top international business s... Read More

Karpaz Gate Marina Receives Latest Accolade

Posted: 20th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

For the third time, Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has been voted among the world’s most popular Gold Anchor-accredited marinas with recognition in the prestigious The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Towergate’s Marina of the... Read More

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