Yachting News

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

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

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

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 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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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

As Yachting Comes Back from COVID-19

Posted: 22nd May 2020

Written by: Oscar Siches

It will not only be financial institutions or employees: it is associations, families, suppliers, clients, an immense group of entangled humans coming out of the hardest global shock of modern times. Read More

Managing Maintenance On Board Post COVID-19

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: Sam Wheaton & Matt Hyde

The impacts of COVID-19 have reached far and wide within the yachting community. Owners, suppliers and crew alike have all been impacted in recent months, causing a revaluation of how different elements of the industry interact. Read More

MHG's Mark Bononi on Insurance Policies for Yacht Crew

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

From owners or captains choosing insurance plans for their crew to individuals looking for some personal medical cover, ensuring you have adequate insurance for all those working on board a superyacht is vital. We speak to MHG Insurance to find out more. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Inspiring Leadership with Martin Mainey

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Martin Mainey is a born teacher, starting out as a chemistry teacher in Istanbul and later working in senior roles in establishments of further education. He has also worked in industry and on board, always a keen observer of what makes people tick and perform to the max. Read More

DYT’s Gabriele Consiglieri on Yacht Transport During COVID-19

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused many yachting businesses to take a pause, a team of highly skilled people are hard at work to ensure that yachts can still get home. DYT’s Gabriele Consiglieri gives us the story on the ground. Read More

Best Practices for Yachting Companies Working From Home: Part 1

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

While many things feel uncertain right now, yachting companies have quickly worked to apply communication management plans to continue to do business and offer employees flexibility while working from a remote environment. Read More

Yacht Crew Help - ISWAN Achieves Target to Build Crew Mental Health Portal

Posted: 7th May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

This week 'An Hour with Colin Squire' was dedicated to the topic of mental health, helping to raise funds for ISWAN to develop a new portal specifically for superyacht crew. Today Colin is delighted to announce that the target has been reached but donations are still welcome! Read More

Celebrate the World's Largest Mums This Mother's Day

Posted: 6th May 2020

Written by: Sea Shepherd

With Mother’s Day in the US held this Sunday 10th May, it’s the perfect time to celebrate all of the wonderful mothers and carers. And while all mothers deserve recognition, this year we're celebrating whales - the world's largest mums with the biggest hearts! Read More

RedFX Snap: EUR Falls and USD Climbs

Posted: 4th May 2020

Written by: Kevin Tullett

Whilst global data is weak, Eurozone PMI data last week showed immense weakness across the board, and as such, the euro found itself under pressure. Data from Germany and France reinforced a negative sentiment, with record contractions in manufacturing from both nations. Read More

Yacht Crew Insight: The Life of a Superyacht ETO

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

With an impressive career working in marine electrical engineering, superyacht refits and on board some of the world’s most advanced superyachts, Ryan Porter is an ETO who can confidently say he knows his stuff. Read More

Georgie Mainey on Food Safety Management for Superyachts

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Food safety management is not something we often hear about in yachting but, in an industry that prides itself on excellence, most of us presume this extends to the way food is sourced, stored and prepared on board, in much the same way as on land. Read More

Superyacht Laundry Services with Jill Devine

Posted: 29th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

While superyacht charters are on hold for now, it’s only a matter of time before things pick up and crew prepare to welcome guests back on board. Behind the scenes this includes everything from safety drills to laundry, a topic on which few are more qualified than Jill Devine. Read More

UNESCO Looks to Yachting to Help Save the Ocean

Posted: 28th Apr 2020

Written by: Rosalinda Much

Dr Emma Heslop, Programme Specialist for the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), is currently setting up a system for the monitoring of the ocean as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. Read More

Crew Talk: UNCENSORED with Marien Sarriera

Posted: 27th Apr 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

A show designed to tackle the tougher issues that many crew face while working on board superyachts, UNCENSORED with Marien Sarriera takes an honest, hard-hitting look at topics from work harassment and sexual abuse to mental health, substance abuse and more. Read More

Does Excellent Training Create Excellent Crew?

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Lynne Edwards

Does excellent training create excellent crew? An interesting question, especially as the number of mandatory and voluntary training courses continues to rise. Chief Stew and trainer Lynne Edwards gives an informed view.
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How Yoga and Meditation can Help During Lockdown

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Reni Horvath

Physical isolation and the fear of an uncertain future can lead to strong emotions and increased anxiety, so in the following article I would like to introduce you to the power of conscious breath, yoga and meditation in managing mental health. Read More

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