• 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?
  • A Spotlight on Limassol

    Posted: 16th October 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 combined with an enticing lifestyle epitomised by living on the sea.
  • A Spotlight on Valencia

    Posted: 15th October 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.
  • Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Bianca Jade Murphy

    Posted: 15th October 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…
  • Beginner’s Guide to European Wines for Yacht Crew: Part 2

    Posted: 14th October 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 Spain, Portugal, Croatia and more.
  • Let's Talk About Mental Health at Sea

    Posted: 10th October 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 might sound like the dream job to many, the mental and physical strain that comes with it often goes unseen.
  • Inspiring and Motivating Crew Across Generations

    Posted: 8th October 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 and timely career progression, they will simply up and go to pastures greener.
  • How to Choose the Perfect Job for you

    Posted: 7th October 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 us, the idea of finding that perfect position sounds impossible.
  • Dispute Resolution Clauses – Ignore at your Peril!

    Posted: 4th October 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 on what might happen if things go wrong. Fast forward a few years and this is the first clause that lawyers will look at to get any claim in contract off the ground in the event of a dispute.
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  • Pip Hare Announces Co-skipper for Transat Jacques Vabre Race

    Posted: 14th October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Round-the-world sailor Pip Hare has announced her co-skipper for the Transat Jacques Vabre race, Ysbrand Endt. The race is an important qualifying stage for Pip’s bid to compete in the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe with her IMOCA 60 Superbigou.
  • Bilgin Yachts Building Biggest Yachts in Turkey to Date

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

    Following a successful debut of its 47.5-metre Lilium superyacht at Monaco Yacht Show, Bilgin Yachts is now soley focusing on its biggest projects to date – the largest yachts that have ever been built in Turkey.
  • Mediterranean Maxi Inshore and Offshore Challenge Winners Announced

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

    While the Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge this year was into its fourth season, its inshore brother was introduced anew for 2019 by the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body that administers and promotes maxi boat racing globally.
  • Spirit Yachts Launches Spirit 111 Superyacht

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

    Spirit Yachts has launched its highly anticipated 34m sailing yacht, the Spirit 111. Lowered into the water for the first time at Spirit Yachts’ waterside headquarters in Ipswich, Suffolk, the sloop-rigged yacht is the largest single-masted wooden yacht to be built in the UK since Shamrock V in the 1930s.
  • Norway: 2020’s Next Big Superyacht Destination

    Posted: 9th October 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 fjords and stunning landscapes.
  • A New Cruising Division Announced for the Wally Class

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

    Rounding off the 20th anniversary of the Wally Class, Luca Bassani used the Voiles de St Tropez finale to announce the introduction of a cruising division for 2020. The concept is intended to encourage more Wally owners to join the ‘club’ and enjoy the thrill of regatta racing in a more low-pressure setting.
  • Worth Avenue Yachts Announces Largest Addition to its Fleet

    Posted: 7th October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Worth Avenue Yachts has just announced M/Y Eminence to its charter fleet - the newest and largest addition to the company to date. The 257-foot luxury yacht was built by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany with interior and exterior design by Reymond Langton Design, a highly sought-after design team known for their superb attention to detail.
  • Winners Announced at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

    Posted: 7th October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2019 came to a close on Saturday, with the maxi teams finally managing to get some deciding points on the board after a week that has proved challenging to crews and race officials alike. With too much or too little wind causing much of the program to be cancelled, only a third of the regatta was completed.
  • Venice Hospitality Challenge 2019 Dates Announced

    Posted: 3rd October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The dates for the sixth edition of the Venice Hospitality Challenge were announced at Ca' Farsetti yesterday. Taking place on Saturday 19th October, the ever-growing success of this unique regatta is confirmed by a new record which, in this edition, sees the presence of fourteen maxi yachts competing.
  • Sled Triumphs at Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week

    Posted: 30th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The final day of the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) with the support of title sponsor Audi, was a thrilling one. Over the course of the week nine windward-leeward races were completed in total, and the overall classification saw Sled triumph by a wide margin over her closest rivals.
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  • Global Superyacht Expert Scott Zebny Joins Doyle Sails

    Posted: 16th October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The Doyle Sails group has appointed highly-regarded superyacht expert Scott Zebny as Global Superyacht Sales Manager and Partner in Doyle Sails Palma. Scott joins the company after 33 years as one of the lead superyacht specialists at North Sails.
  • C4C Launches Yacht Goods Donation Program

    Posted: 16th October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The Chances for Children Foundation, a charity that sponsors orphaned Ugandan children in Kampala, has recently launched the Yacht Goods Donation Program to help disadvantaged kids In Uganda. Here’s all you need to know and how you get can get involved…
  • UK Maritime Minister Snubs Safety Funding Request

    Posted: 15th October 2019 | Written by: Nautilus

    Maritime minister Nusrat Ghani has recently rejected an industry request to reinstate government funding for the UK's Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP), forcing it to continue to operate on charitable grants.
  • Water Revolution Foundation Pushes Forward

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

    Earlier this year, Water Revolution Foundation announced its first nine anchor partners and since then, the non-profit organization has been pushing forward with numerous activities to work on neutralising the ecological footprint of the superyacht industry and preserve the world’s precious ocean.
  • IGY Marinas Partners with Navy Beach

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

    IGY Marinas has just announced a partnership with Navy Beach, the seaside culinary gem beloved by those ‘in the know’ in the Hamptons and beyond, to expand into IGY’s luxury Caribbean superyacht destinations at Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas and Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, St. Maarten.
  • Two Countries Removed from EU List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions

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

    The Registrar of Corporations today (10th October) announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands have both been removed from the EU's list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.
  • ACR Electronics to Introduce New Products at METSTRADE

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

    Leading safety at sea specialist ACR Electronics is introducing its range of next-generation lifesaving equipment on a joint stand with brands Ocean Signal and United Moulders Ltd (UML) at METSTRADE next month.
  • Save The Med Foundation Gets Busy!

    Posted: 8th October 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 regenerate these ecosystems and allow them to thrive as they once used to.
  • Nautilus International Kicks off 2019 General Meeting

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

    Nautilus International, the union for maritime professionals, is hosting its 2019 General Meeting in Rotterdam this week, welcoming members from across the globe to reflect on its work over the past four years and discuss the issues facing the industry.
  • AMAALA Partners with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

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

    AMAALA, the ultra-luxury development situated along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast focused on integrated wellness and healthy living, signed a partnership agreement on Friday 27th September with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Oceanographic Institute.
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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?
  • A Spotlight on Limassol

    Posted: 16th October 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 combined with an enticing lifestyle epitomised by living on the sea.
  • A Spotlight on Valencia

    Posted: 15th October 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.
  • Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Bianca Jade Murphy

    Posted: 15th October 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…
  • Beginner’s Guide to European Wines for Yacht Crew: Part 2

    Posted: 14th October 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 Spain, Portugal, Croatia and more.
  • Let's Talk About Mental Health at Sea

    Posted: 10th October 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 might sound like the dream job to many, the mental and physical strain that comes with it often goes unseen.
  • Inspiring and Motivating Crew Across Generations

    Posted: 8th October 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 and timely career progression, they will simply up and go to pastures greener.
  • How to Choose the Perfect Job for you

    Posted: 7th October 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 us, the idea of finding that perfect position sounds impossible.
  • Dispute Resolution Clauses – Ignore at your Peril!

    Posted: 4th October 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 on what might happen if things go wrong. Fast forward a few years and this is the first clause that lawyers will look at to get any claim in contract off the ground in the event of a dispute.
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