Thursday , August 10 2017

Luxury Yachting

From Ship to Shore…

Being a part of the yachting industry offers an exciting, unique career – one which many of us were never expecting to be a part of.  Time seems to pass so quickly; before you know it, you have worked your way up the ranks, and all those things which seemed …

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Girls on Deck

Girls on Deck: Connecting Female Exterior and Engineering Superyacht Crew Leading the way towards gender equality within the Superyacht industry ANTIBES, June 06, 2016 Leading superyacht crew coach, Alison Rentoul, announced today that she has teamed up with Bosun Sophie Jordan to create Girls on Deck, which is an initiative …

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Yacht Design – Degrees of Separation

Over the past several decades the distance and complexity of communication between owners and operators of yachts has grown. The intricacies of running the yacht are not often openly discussed directly with the owner and more often concerns are hinted at if not completely circumvented because the command structure dictates …

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Speed Versus Endurance

As with everything, if an extreme is required in one area than a compromise has to made somewhere else. If speed is the key requirement does a compromise have to made on endurance? For some years I have been working on a design concept called “Endurance” and, no surprise, it …

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Clean as a Yacht Whistle

Ah, the sights and sounds of Spring as yachts near and far make preparations for their pilgrimage to destinations north of Florida and abroad to the Mediterranean. Captain and crew alike are busy maintaining and ensuring the immaculate condition of the yachts, while shipyards are in high gear completing last …

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Fewer Staff = Fewer Problems?

Any super yacht will always require a yacht crew to operate and maintain her. For some time there has been a drive to reduce the number of crew on board – “Fewer crew, fewer problems?”. Technically, many systems can be automated. However, service on board and in the villas of …

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The Dubai Boat Show 2016

Having arrived in Qatar a few weeks ago for a project this was a good opportunity to see how the yachting industry here differs from what’s happening in Europe.   It seems local preferences lean much more towards fast day boats from speed boats and ski boats to super-yacht sizes. At …

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Reclaiming the Galley Without Boiling Over

Question: Ben, Chef 33: “My galley seems to have become the new favourite space for everyone to hang out and chat. If it’s not the stews gossiping in the pantry, it’s the deckies or Captain coming in for a chat and asking what’s for dinner. Sometimes crew start congregating about …

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