• Mission Ocean – From Panama to Paradise

    Posted: 30th August 2019 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The shipyard in Shelter Bay, where we hauled out Contigo for a well-needed bottom scrub and some urgent repairs, was literally in the middle of the jungle. For miles there is nothing but thick forest from which howler monkeys complain loudly every time it starts to rain. Crocodiles cruise up and down the docks, anteaters creep across tree branches, and iguanas take a dip at the dinghy dock to cool off.
  • The State of Connectivity: Independent Advice

    Posted: 30th August 2019 | Written by: Roger Horner

    With more than 6,000 superyachts predicted to be in operation by 2020, the ever-increasing thirst for connectivity is driving change across the sector. The reality of Low Earth Orbit satellites is inching ever closer, with new antenna technology delivering more choice from more powerful compact satellite dishes to flat panels. Meanwhile the cost of 4G data is tumbling globally and who knows what effect 5G will have on the industry, if any?
  • Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Mick Carbert

    Posted: 12th December 2019 | Written by: Mick Carbert

    With 28 years’ experience as a chef, it’s safe to say that guests are in good hands with Mick Carbert in charge of their food…
  • Managing Your Emotional Responses Onboard

    Posted: 9th December 2019 | Written by: Karine Rayson

    So often we confuse thoughts with feelings. We are not the feelings that we experience, yet we often make the mistake of saying statements such as “I'm stressed” or “I’m sad”. By framing our emotions in this way, we are effectively making the emotion a part of our identity when emotions are actually fluid and experiential in nature. They do pass, and you are not be stressed or sad for eternity.
  • A Case for Crew Performance Reviews

    Posted: 9th December 2019 | Written by: Jenny Matthews

    A recent yacht crew survey has uncovered some interesting food for thought when it asked the question: “If you had a mentor, what areas would you specifically like to focus on?” The answers spoke for themselves, with the vast majority identifying the same three points: unbiased feedback, department specific training and career progression.
  • How to Build Confidence

    Posted: 27th November 2019 | Written by: Sara Ballinger

    In my role as a coach and mentor, I’m very aware that the biggest challenge for most of the women and men I work with is their confidence in their own abilities. Often called ‘imposter syndrome’, this is true of even the most senior and successful people.
  • Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Sabi Csitari

    Posted: 22nd November 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 need to know about head chef Sabi Csitari.
  • How to Build High-Performing Teams

    Posted: 21st November 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 build. As such, we’re frequently asked how we do this, and here we hope to answer some of those questions for you.
  • Crew Tips for Better Rest and Sleep

    Posted: 5th November 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.
  • Here's Why Successful People Have Mentors

    Posted: 4th November 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 continue to approach life with an inner curiosity and drive to explore your world views from other peoples’ perspective.
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  • New SY berths for Singapore Yacht Club

    Posted: 11th December 2019 | Written by: Mike Derett

    As Singapore starts to position itself as a regional business and financial hub in the wake of the Hong Kong crisis, the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) has upgraded its marina with new superyacht berths.
  • Christmas Cruising in South East Asia

    Posted: 10th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Looking to get away from a cold European winter or overcrowded Med this Christmas? Then it’s time to explore a trip to the sun-kissed islands of South East Asia. Celebrations vary among each region, and each is represented with a collection of practices by different religions during the festive season.
  • Superyacht Industry in Australia Given Significant Boost

    Posted: 10th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Earlier this week, the Morrison Government introduced the Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019 that will allow foreign owned superyachts to charter in Australia. The ability for these vessels to charter will unlock an estimated 11,800 jobs and $1.64 billion in revenue to the Australian economy by 2021.
  • Pip Hare Completes Transat Jacques Vabre

    Posted: 18th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Pip Hare and her teammate Ysbrand Endt have completed the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV), finishing just minutes ahead of their closest rival. Pip’s boat Superbigou crossed the finish line at 17:26 UTC on 14th November, 10 minutes ahead of Alexia Barrier’s 4MyPlanet, with whom they had been jostling for position throughout the race.
  • Ultra-efficient Hybrid Yacht Design Unveiled for Explorers

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    For superyacht owners who want to explore further and more efficiently in a vessel which goes beyond paying lip service to green technology, DLBA Naval Architects has unveiled a truly-radical explorer yacht concept with conceptual designs provided by SDG.
  • Marigot Bay Marina Looking Forward to Bumper Yachting Season

    Posted: 5th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Long a haven for international super yachts, Marigot Bay Marina on the scenic eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is anticipating a busy 2019/2020 season with the number of visiting yachts expected to top previous seasons.
  • Majesty Yachts Wins ‘Best of Show’ Award at FLIBS 2019

    Posted: 4th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Majesty Yachts, Dubai's only superyacht builder, was presented the NBC Sports ‘Best of Show’ award during the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Entering the US market for the first time, the company debuted the Majesty 100 and Majesty 140, which received the award. The boats were judged on uniqueness, innovation, design, functionality and appearance.
  • Ferretti Group Leads the way at FLIBS 2019

    Posted: 31st October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Ferretti Group is celebrating the 60th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with a fleet of 16 boats including two premieres for the American market, and many new projects and novelties that captured the attention of visitors and professionals.
  • Busy Times for Van Der Valk Shipyard

    Posted: 28th October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Premium Dutch motoryacht builder Van der Valk has enjoyed a very successful couple of months as its newly delivered Raised Pilothouse Jangada was one of the stars of the show at Cannes Yachting Festival, as was the launch model in the revolutionary BeachClub range, which won a coveted World Yachts Trophies award.
  • Dubai-based Majesty Yachts to make US Debut

    Posted: 25th October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Majesty Yachts, the only superyacht builder in Dubai, is entering the US market for the first time with the debut of the Majesty 140 and Majesty 100 at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
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  • LYBRA Announces The Superyacht Show Palm Beach 2020

    Posted: 13th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) has today announced plans to hold an exclusive private event at the Rybovich Marina in West Palm Beach from 25 - 29 March 2020. This joint initiative will bring together an exceptional selection of the finest superyachts from right across the world for both sale and charter.
  • Full Power with the 48 Wallytender X in Miami

    Posted: 13th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Hot on the heels of the world debut of the exciting new 48 Wallytender this autumn, Wally with Ferretti Group will reveal the first unit of a new, fully powered outboard version of the cutting-edge Wally day cruiser at the upcoming Miami Yacht Show (13–17 February 2020).
  • Ocean Quest Initiatives in the Mergui Archipelago

    Posted: 12th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Over the years, Burma Boating has shown its strong dedication to sustainability and environmental protection in many ways: banning the use of plastic, waste recycling, use of renewable energy sources and so much more. One particularly emblematic action it has taken is an unprecedented partnership with the Environmental Organisation Ocean Quest, in association with Awei Pila Resort.
  • iBi Foundation: Sailing for a Greener Future

    Posted: 11th December 2019 | Written by: Olivia Ebeling

    No matter where in the world you are based, it’s undeniable that climate change, plastic pollution and sustainability have been some of the most hotly debated topics of 2019. And as the year draws to a close and we look ahead to 2020, it is certain that in the Balearic Islands, awareness of these issues is going to continue to grow as the local government is set to implement a ban of single-use plastics in the New Year.
  • Floating Life Opens Young Designer Hub for Nautical Innovation

    Posted: 11th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Andrea Pezzini of Floating Life, the Swiss management, charter and boat development company operating in the yachting sector, has announced the opening of a division in the company dedicated to young designers to welcome their ideas and introduce them to the nautical world.
  • Water Revolution Foundation Celebrates First Birthday

    Posted: 11th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    One year on from its founding, it’s clear that Water Revolution Foundation is here to stay. Thanks to the strong support it has received from its partners, the foundation has been able to further its progress towards its goals and begin the first planned projects of year one.
  • VAT Reduction on Mediterranean Charters No Longer Applicable in 2020

    Posted: 10th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    According to a report published by the European Committee for Professional Yachting, VAT reductions ‘would no longer be applicable in 2020’.
  • OneOcean’s Unitary Platform Will Connect the Whole Maritime Industry

    Posted: 10th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Following the formation of OneOcean, Martin Taylor, the new firm’s CEO, has outlined its ambitions to accelerate change and “connect the whole maritime industry”. OneOcean is now the largest digital solutions provider in the maritime sector and will bring down barriers between ship and shore-side teams through its increasingly interconnected maritime technology.
  • Positive Outlook for Valencia Boat Show 2020

    Posted: 9th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The organising team of the Valencia Boat Show, directed by Nacho Gómez-Zarzuela, will continue at the helm of the event in its 2020 edition, which will be held from October 28 to November 1 in La Marina de València.
  • SYTT Ranked in Top 100 of Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100

    Posted: 29th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being ranked 95th in the 23rd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100. The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years.
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  • Inmarsat Fleet One Exceeds 5,000 Installations

    Posted: 30th June 2019 | Written by: Jules Riegal

    Inmarsat’s Fleet One satellite connectivity solution for the leisure and fishing markets has surpassed the 5,000-installation landmark as the rate of service uptake continues to increase. Reflecting a growing demand from leisure boat owners for Fleet One’s flexible and reliable connectivity anywhere on the world’s oceans, the 5,000-boat milestone has been achieved just three years after the launch of the Global service plan.
  • Chartco Launches Fixed Price Pay As You Sail

    Posted: 25th June 2019 | Written by: Linda Hamstig

    ChartCo is expanding its OneOcean digital solution with the launch of its new ’Fixed Price Pay As You Sail’ (PAYS) system. Launching on 1 July 2019, this is the first such system to allow budgetary certainty and global ENC data for planning and navigation purposes.
  • Seahaven from Survitec Shortlisted for Safety at Sea Award

    Posted: 18th June 2019 | Written by: Hannah Burrywood

    Survitec’s pioneering approach to safety within the maritime industry has been recognised by industry experts with two of its innovative products being shortlisted for the Safety at Sea awards. The leading maritime safety partner was delighted to learn that Seahaven, a mass evacuation system for cruiseships, and Foam Buddy, a foam-containing backpack for use in fighting deck fires, have been shortlisted in two different categories.
  • Shipyard Supply Co. Launches New Davit Crane for Superyachts

    Posted: 23rd May 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    In response to industry demand, the superyacht deck hardware company Shipyard Supply Co. has released a davit crane to facilitate the deployment of large inflatables on superyachts.
  • Intellian Introduces the All New 1 Metre Global Xpress Terminal, GX100NX

    Posted: 14th May 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, is unveiling an all new 1m Global Xpress terminal, GX100NX at the Intellian Asia-Pacific Partner Event being held today in Seoul, Korea.
  • Cressi Dog: Wetsuit Range for Seadogs

    Posted: 23rd April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Cressi has released a new line of swimwear for dogs - Cressi Dog - with an eye on comfort, performance and safety. The Italian, family-run company is better known for its high-quality snorkelling and scuba diving gear.
  • Kymeta Flat Panel Antennas in Action - Part 1

    Posted: 8th April 2019 | Written by: Oliver O'Neal

    Since Kymeta flat panel antennas started making headlines a couple of years ago, despite critics in some quarters of the yachting industry, they have maintained a high profile and continued to inspire products and services designed to complement their use. We speak to an early adopter, Captain Vareek Breaden of the 49m MY Three Forks, to see how the technology performs in the real world.
  • e3 Launches eSAT for Kymeta

    Posted: 19th March 2019 | Written by: e3 Systems

    e3 launches eSAT airtime service for Kymeta that puts flat panel pricing on a par with 1m dome antennas for the first time.
  • The SIM with Unlimited Usage and Global Coverage

    Posted: 15th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    e3 introduces BIG DATA GLOBAL, delivering great value 4G data, with no commitments, unlimited usage and coverage across the world.
  • Shipyard Supply Co Announces Production of Tender Mooring Whips

    Posted: 7th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Seeing a gap in the market for a high quality tender whip, Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) has launched their own range of tender mooring whips for yacht tenders of all sizes. Designed to be the most reliable, well-built and yacht friendly tender whips on the market, the use of stainless steel fittings also ensures the aesthetics match functionality.
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  • Mission Ocean – From Panama to Paradise

    Posted: 30th August 2019 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The shipyard in Shelter Bay, where we hauled out Contigo for a well-needed bottom scrub and some urgent repairs, was literally in the middle of the jungle. For miles there is nothing but thick forest from which howler monkeys complain loudly every time it starts to rain. Crocodiles cruise up and down the docks, anteaters creep across tree branches, and iguanas take a dip at the dinghy dock to cool off.
  • The State of Connectivity: Independent Advice

    Posted: 30th August 2019 | Written by: Roger Horner

    With more than 6,000 superyachts predicted to be in operation by 2020, the ever-increasing thirst for connectivity is driving change across the sector. The reality of Low Earth Orbit satellites is inching ever closer, with new antenna technology delivering more choice from more powerful compact satellite dishes to flat panels. Meanwhile the cost of 4G data is tumbling globally and who knows what effect 5G will have on the industry, if any?
  • Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Mick Carbert

    Posted: 12th December 2019 | Written by: Mick Carbert

    With 28 years’ experience as a chef, it’s safe to say that guests are in good hands with Mick Carbert in charge of their food…
  • Managing Your Emotional Responses Onboard

    Posted: 9th December 2019 | Written by: Karine Rayson

    So often we confuse thoughts with feelings. We are not the feelings that we experience, yet we often make the mistake of saying statements such as “I'm stressed” or “I’m sad”. By framing our emotions in this way, we are effectively making the emotion a part of our identity when emotions are actually fluid and experiential in nature. They do pass, and you are not be stressed or sad for eternity.
  • A Case for Crew Performance Reviews

    Posted: 9th December 2019 | Written by: Jenny Matthews

    A recent yacht crew survey has uncovered some interesting food for thought when it asked the question: “If you had a mentor, what areas would you specifically like to focus on?” The answers spoke for themselves, with the vast majority identifying the same three points: unbiased feedback, department specific training and career progression.
  • How to Build Confidence

    Posted: 27th November 2019 | Written by: Sara Ballinger

    In my role as a coach and mentor, I’m very aware that the biggest challenge for most of the women and men I work with is their confidence in their own abilities. Often called ‘imposter syndrome’, this is true of even the most senior and successful people.
  • Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Sabi Csitari

    Posted: 22nd November 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 need to know about head chef Sabi Csitari.
  • How to Build High-Performing Teams

    Posted: 21st November 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 build. As such, we’re frequently asked how we do this, and here we hope to answer some of those questions for you.
  • Crew Tips for Better Rest and Sleep

    Posted: 5th November 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.
  • Here's Why Successful People Have Mentors

    Posted: 4th November 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 continue to approach life with an inner curiosity and drive to explore your world views from other peoples’ perspective.
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