Yachting tips for captains and officers
Heading up the superyacht and watching over everyday operations, the captain and his officers are charged with the safety, operation and navigation of the yacht.
To help current and future captains and officers to get ahead, we’ve collated a list of our relevant yachting articles below.
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With thousands of ports and marinas worldwide, there may be multiple berthing options for luxury yachts, but which are the best for superyacht, and which are impossible to secure a berth in?
Finding fantastic yacht crew (and holding onto them) is one of the continual tasks that never seems to get any easier. Recruiting those with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ can be difficult, which is where yacht crew agents can lend a hand.
Once a yacht has been chosen, the most important decisions that need to be made are its’ ownership structure, flag choice and registration. After all, cruising aboard is no good if you're constantly interrupted by unnecessary inspections.
Increased workloads and a plethora of regulations occupy much of a captain’s time, which is a where a yacht management company can lend a hand.
A marine survey is a crucial part of ensuring that the vessel is seaworthy, complies with the relevant maritime standards and will meet the necessary insurance and finance requirements.
Security threats come in all shapes in the superyacht industry, and the number and sophistication of threats to security has also increased.
With increasing sophistication, regulatory requirements and technological complexities of the superyacht industry, even experienced owners will need to rely on experts to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
Refit shipyards are not just a place for superyachts to undergo much needed maintenance; many owners now decide to use a refit shipyard to completely transform a superyacht they have purchased.
With more than 300 refit shipyards to choose from worldwide, how do you make the decision of which yard to trust with the superyacht?
Navigation systems can be both a blessing and a curse; without them, the vessel is undoubtedly in ‘deep water’ when it comes to getting from A to B. On the other hand, failure to respond, technology issues, or misreading can prove a nightmare for any captain or crewmember.
With all the stresses that fill the day-to-day running of a superyacht, the last thing your crew wants to worry about is problems with fuel. Without a properly functioning and efficient fuel tank, the superyacht won’t be leaving the berth.
Fire is one of the most threatening emergencies at sea, meaning it's vital to have the correct functioning fire and safety equipment on board.
As some of the most luxurious vessels in the world, superyachts require some of the most comprehensive insurance packages available. From tenders and toys to crew and guest welfare, insurance needs to be as inclusive as possible.
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