Engineers

Fueling the Future

For zero-emission goals to be reached, vessels need zero-emission fuels to run on. The race is on to rid the superyacht industry of fossil fuels. So, what will power yachts…

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Insider Software

Who better than former crew to devise the most helpful platforms for crew? Been there. Done that. And now, these ex-crew have created software packages to make the lives of…

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What the Deck! Quick tips for deckhands

Try to use battery-powered tools whenever possible. Yachts are wet environments exposed to rain and sea spray, and power cables falling into water or being wet are very dangerous. When…

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Laundry mistakes can break the bank

As a yacht stew, laundry is something you do every day. Making a mistake can be very costly. With crew uniforms alone you are responsible for hundreds of dollars’ worth…

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Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

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From engine parts to flowers, the goods that keep the yacht industry afloat are short on supply and long in coming — ripple effects from the production shutdowns and shipping delays due to COVID-19.

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It Takes Creativity to Keep a Yacht Running When Supply Falls Far Short of Demand

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With economists and supply chain experts predicting one to three years before supply catches up with demand, engineers and service techs have had to become nimbler and more creative.

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Old School Ways

Six weeks of weeks of working luxury day charters in the Hamptons reacquaints a captain with his love of old school wooden yachts, right down to the Spartan helm and roaring Detroit Diesel.

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Sophisticated new simulator elevates crew training in Southern California

The size and type of boat can be specified, and conditions such as a snowstorm or giant seas can be simulated with very realistic results — right down to the seasickness, if you’re extra focused.

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Supply shortage calls for creativity in the engine room

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Nimble engineers know there is more than one way to skin a cat. Despite some setbacks, the world is slowly emerging from the depths of the COVID pandemic. Nations are…

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Machinery Matters: Filters are more than just ‘a sock in a tin’

“Filters are just a sock in a tin.” That was a scornful remark made by an engineer who had suffered the ignominy of a dress-down by the filter company representative…

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