Yacht captain and officer tips

With so many important decisions made by a captain, it is understandable they need a little help once in a while. Yachting Pages has put together a group of guides to help a captain make key decisions such as registration and berthing a yacht to repairs and management.

Yacht registration: a complete guide

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, breath-taking views and luxurious parties are no good if you're constantly interrupted by unnecessary regulation, surveys and inspections...

Read yacht registration tips

Marine survey in actionMarine surveying: a guide

A marine survey is a crucial part of ensuring that your vessel(s), whether commercial or private, is seaworthy, complies with the relevant maritime standards and will meet the necessary insurance and finance requirements.Yachting Pages spoke with two leading superyacht surveyors to find out the best tips when hiring one.

Read these tips on hiring a marine surveyor

Twilight view of yachts in Port de Soller MallorcaCaptain and crew guides to yachting and yacht agencies

Yacht agents are located in almost any coastal country, and are essential for any successful superyacht cruise. Yachting Pages presents captain and crew guides to yachting, with guides to sailing in popular yachting destinations, and tips for working with your yacht agent for a seamless trip.

Read yachting guides and yacht agency tips

superyacht cruising by the shoreYacht management tips, guides and advice

In recent times, increased workloads and a plethora of regulations are seen to occupy much of a captain’s time; therefore it is becoming increasingly common to hire a yacht management company. They can provide support and service. Understanding what a management company can do, and how they can help is paramount in finding the right company...

Read yacht management tips

Thick marine rope bundled on the marina boardwalkBerthing sales, rental and management guide

Travelling the world aboard a luxury superyacht offers one of the best ways to see and experience the world; although exciting, waking up in a different port every morning can present its own set of logistical difficulties with yacht captains and crew knowing all too well the struggles of trying to berth a 24m+ vessel at short notice...

Read berthing sales, rental and management guide

Superyacht under cover in refit shipyardA guide to superyacht refit and repair shipyards

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. Yachting Pages explores the ins and outs of the refit shipyard, process and some classic refit and restoration projects.

Read a guide to superyacht refit and repair shipyards

Fire & safety trainingA complete guide to fire safety at sea

With superyachts being some of the most valuable assets in the world and fire being one of the most threatening emergencies at sea, the correct fire and safety equipment is vital. Fire and safety risks are particularly high on superyachts due to the amount of fuel carried on board. However, surprisingly, fire risks in the engine room are relatively quite low due to the lack of spilt oil...

Read fire & safety tips

Yacht fuel: The importance of testing

With all the stresses that arise from the day-to-day running of a superyacht, the last thing yacht crew want to worry about is problems with fuel. Without a properly functioning and efficient fuel tank, the superyacht won’t be leaving the berth. It’s therefore important to know your bunkering company, to get the best product and rates for your trip...

Read fuel bunkering tips

Maritime security guides

There have been significant developments in products and services available in the marine security sector, however, the number and sophistication of the threats to security has also increased. Threats come in all shapes and sizes; robbery, fraud, espionage...

Read security tips

Mediterranean PortActivities for crew to do in and around the marina

In recent years there has been an increased demand for superyacht berths in marinas all over the world. With UHNWIs, royalty and VIPs on board, ensuring berths are of the highest possible standard is very important when searching for a marina. Captains will therefore need to consider the dockside services...

Read ports and marinas tips

Project management guides

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, therefore it is becoming increasingly common for yacht owners and captains to hire a representative to provide support...

Read project management & owners reps tips

Refit and repair: a guide for crew

No matter how new a superyacht may be, there’s still a good chance the yacht you’re working on will need some kind of emergency refit or repair. But what do crew do when a yacht is being repaired? Crew can play an extremely important part in a yachts refit; but just what is expected from the crew and what crew might be doing during the yacht’s time in a shipyard?

Read refit & repair tips

Cargo ShipShipping and storage in the superyacht industry

Most items on a superyacht are unique, extremely rare or expensive, with some items costing upwards of six figures. This can make the process of moving them from A to B difficult, as extra assurances need to be made. Don’t just base your shipping criteria on costs; there are other factors to consider...

Read shipping and storage tips

Superyacht berthedA guide to superyacht insurance

As 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. The maritime environment is a hazardous one, and it’s not uncommon to hear of luxury yachts sinking, catching fire or failing trials...

Read superyacht insurance tips

Superyacht berthed in marinaSurveying the superyacht industry

The open sea can be a hazardous place, especially for a deficient yacht. Having your statutory survey every five years, or before buying or selling, not only helps determine the overall condition of the vessel, but also gives you peace of mind. First, decide what type of survey you need, then find someone who has the skills, competency and knowledge to carry the survey out...

Read yacht surveyors tips

Navigation chart of Indian OceanA guide to yacht navigation

Navigation systems on board superyachts 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 crew member. The introduction of advanced technology has brought GPS systems with built in chart plotters...

Read yacht navigation tips

Sat com dome on a superyachtSatellite communication tips

In the modern world superyachts and yachts expect to be connected all the time; with smartphones, Wi-Fi and all manner of portable communications devices. In the past, communications solutions for superyachts and yachts have fallen a long way short of the kind of service expected on land.

Read about satellite communication here

 

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Yacht captain and officer tips

With so many important decisions made by a captain, it is understandable they need a little help once in a while. Yachting Pages has put together a group of guides to help a captain make key decisions such as registration and berthing a yacht to repairs and management.

Yacht registration: a complete guide

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, breath-taking views and luxurious parties are no good if you're constantly interrupted by unnecessary regulation, surveys and inspections...

Read yacht registration tips

Marine survey in actionMarine surveying: a guide

A marine survey is a crucial part of ensuring that your vessel(s), whether commercial or private, is seaworthy, complies with the relevant maritime standards and will meet the necessary insurance and finance requirements.Yachting Pages spoke with two leading superyacht surveyors to find out the best tips when hiring one.

Read these tips on hiring a marine surveyor

Twilight view of yachts in Port de Soller MallorcaCaptain and crew guides to yachting and yacht agencies

Yacht agents are located in almost any coastal country, and are essential for any successful superyacht cruise. Yachting Pages presents captain and crew guides to yachting, with guides to sailing in popular yachting destinations, and tips for working with your yacht agent for a seamless trip.

Read yachting guides and yacht agency tips

superyacht cruising by the shoreYacht management tips, guides and advice

In recent times, increased workloads and a plethora of regulations are seen to occupy much of a captain’s time; therefore it is becoming increasingly common to hire a yacht management company. They can provide support and service. Understanding what a management company can do, and how they can help is paramount in finding the right company...

Read yacht management tips

Thick marine rope bundled on the marina boardwalkBerthing sales, rental and management guide

Travelling the world aboard a luxury superyacht offers one of the best ways to see and experience the world; although exciting, waking up in a different port every morning can present its own set of logistical difficulties with yacht captains and crew knowing all too well the struggles of trying to berth a 24m+ vessel at short notice...

Read berthing sales, rental and management guide

Superyacht under cover in refit shipyardA guide to superyacht refit and repair shipyards

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. Yachting Pages explores the ins and outs of the refit shipyard, process and some classic refit and restoration projects.

Read a guide to superyacht refit and repair shipyards

Fire & safety trainingA complete guide to fire safety at sea

With superyachts being some of the most valuable assets in the world and fire being one of the most threatening emergencies at sea, the correct fire and safety equipment is vital. Fire and safety risks are particularly high on superyachts due to the amount of fuel carried on board. However, surprisingly, fire risks in the engine room are relatively quite low due to the lack of spilt oil...

Read fire & safety tips

Yacht fuel: The importance of testing

With all the stresses that arise from the day-to-day running of a superyacht, the last thing yacht crew want to worry about is problems with fuel. Without a properly functioning and efficient fuel tank, the superyacht won’t be leaving the berth. It’s therefore important to know your bunkering company, to get the best product and rates for your trip...

Read fuel bunkering tips

Maritime security guides

There have been significant developments in products and services available in the marine security sector, however, the number and sophistication of the threats to security has also increased. Threats come in all shapes and sizes; robbery, fraud, espionage...

Read security tips

Mediterranean PortActivities for crew to do in and around the marina

In recent years there has been an increased demand for superyacht berths in marinas all over the world. With UHNWIs, royalty and VIPs on board, ensuring berths are of the highest possible standard is very important when searching for a marina. Captains will therefore need to consider the dockside services...

Read ports and marinas tips

Project management guides

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, therefore it is becoming increasingly common for yacht owners and captains to hire a representative to provide support...

Read project management & owners reps tips

Refit and repair: a guide for crew

No matter how new a superyacht may be, there’s still a good chance the yacht you’re working on will need some kind of emergency refit or repair. But what do crew do when a yacht is being repaired? Crew can play an extremely important part in a yachts refit; but just what is expected from the crew and what crew might be doing during the yacht’s time in a shipyard?

Read refit & repair tips

Cargo ShipShipping and storage in the superyacht industry

Most items on a superyacht are unique, extremely rare or expensive, with some items costing upwards of six figures. This can make the process of moving them from A to B difficult, as extra assurances need to be made. Don’t just base your shipping criteria on costs; there are other factors to consider...

Read shipping and storage tips

Superyacht berthedA guide to superyacht insurance

As 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. The maritime environment is a hazardous one, and it’s not uncommon to hear of luxury yachts sinking, catching fire or failing trials...

Read superyacht insurance tips

Superyacht berthed in marinaSurveying the superyacht industry

The open sea can be a hazardous place, especially for a deficient yacht. Having your statutory survey every five years, or before buying or selling, not only helps determine the overall condition of the vessel, but also gives you peace of mind. First, decide what type of survey you need, then find someone who has the skills, competency and knowledge to carry the survey out...

Read yacht surveyors tips

Navigation chart of Indian OceanA guide to yacht navigation

Navigation systems on board superyachts 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 crew member. The introduction of advanced technology has brought GPS systems with built in chart plotters...

Read yacht navigation tips

Sat com dome on a superyachtSatellite communication tips

In the modern world superyachts and yachts expect to be connected all the time; with smartphones, Wi-Fi and all manner of portable communications devices. In the past, communications solutions for superyachts and yachts have fallen a long way short of the kind of service expected on land.

Read about satellite communication here

 

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