Luxury Yachting

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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What Does The Perfect Yacht Look Like?

Not an easy question. What kind of cars do you like, how do you like to dress, what do you do in your spare time? Those are easier questions and a couple of handfuls of similar ones should give a designer a fair idea of what you’re looking for in …

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Holidays At Sea

In the blink of an eye, Christmas cheer is upon us as yachts big and small are migrating toward the Caribbean turquoise waters, mimicking the flocks of geese headed south for the winter season. Spending the holidays in the Caribbean is a welcome dream to those of us who have …

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A Revolutionary Tool Specifically For Residences and Yachts.

Estate & Manor Magazine had the chance to sit down with Margarita Amam, the brainchild behind (IMS) Interior Management Systems Crystal. Her app is designed specifically for hospitality professionals working inside private residences and on-board luxury yachts. Margarita started her career from a young age, working her way up the …

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The 2015 Monaco Yacht Show and Sustainable Luxury™

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” exclaimed a long time resident of Cannes, referring to some of the worst floods the Cote d’Azur has ever experienced, just one week after my return from Monaco in late September. Ironically, I could use those very same words to describe this year’s 25th …

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Crew Phones: Give Them the Float Test?

Question: Geoff, Captain: “Every time I see my crew these days they seem to be on their blooming mobile phones. No-one talks to each other in the crew mess anymore and I’m sure their work is suffering because they’re obsessed with checking their phones every two seconds! They’re using up …

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Polish, that’s what the deck crew do, right?

It would first appear that professional yacht crew spend all of their time making every part of the boat shiny. It is a long standing joke amongst deckhands that the horn is louder proportionate to how highly polished it is. In reality, sound maintenance, and the captain’s management of it, …

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Boost Crew Performance With Annual Appraisals

Performance = Potential (minus Interference) Boost crew performance, reduce personnel problems and build loyalty with regular private and confidential individual and team appraisals. Set clear objectives and explore how they will be achieved, with the full agreement of everyone involved. This comprehensive service is designed to give DPAs, Management, Owners …

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