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Two brothers have teamed up to create a community for yacht crew

Two brothers have teamed up to create a community for yacht crew

The social media app MOCEAN is a safe place for online connections and in-person meetups, including fun activities with a purpose, like SUP waterway and beach cleanups in Fort Lauderdale. ...

Make time for Triton Networking

Make time for Triton Networking

Once upon a time, there was the monthly Triton Networking event, and everybody who happened to be in Fort Lauderdale on the first Wednesday of every month, came together, met colleagues and had one (or more) drinks. Since three months...

One captain’s mission to ‘bullet proof’ his A/C system

One captain’s mission to ‘bullet proof’ his A/C system

After more than 30 years playing with, working on and running boats in several sectors of the maritime industry, one thing about yachting made Capt. Herb Magney nuts: how the air conditioning only breaks when guests are aboard. The last...

Owner’s View: Driving is a dying art

Owner’s View: Driving is a dying art

Many of our younger crew members have looked forward to becoming command drivers on a large yacht. I understand that desire. Over the decades, I have tried to provide some wheel time to almost all our crew and many of...

USSA continues mission of speaking for large yacht sector in US

USSA continues mission of speaking for large yacht sector in US

By Kitty McGowan The year was 2006, in the epicenter of the superyacht industry in the United States -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There was a lack of a unified voice in the U.S. for the unique needs of the large...

Pandemic brings pros, cons of SEAs into focus

Pandemic brings pros, cons of SEAs into focus

By Dominic Bulfin With the prospect of limited or no use of their yachts for much of 2020 because of COVID-19, the temptation for many yacht owners was to reduce their overheads by reducing the size of their crews...

Pinmar starts trial of sprayable filler

Pinmar starts trial of sprayable filler

Yacht finishing company Pinmar, paint manufacturer AkzoNobel and surveyors Wrede Consulting have partnered on a research project to develop the application methodology for the new Awlfair SF spray filler product from AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip brand.  According to a press release...

Is yachting really all about celebrities and TV shows?

Is yachting really all about celebrities and TV shows?

It used to be that people would ask yachties “You get paid to do that?” Now, in the social media generation, the questions crew get asked by non-yachties tend to be more about celebrities and the reality TV show...

Utopia IV offers case study in roll reduction equipment

Utopia IV offers case study in roll reduction equipment

By Jamie Benoit Gyrostabilizers have made an industry resurgence in the past 15 years, now becoming near standard equipment on vessels under 80 feet (24.4m), particularly as their price point, power requirements and overall size have become more manageable...

Inmarsat opens third annual satcom survey for yacht captains, crew

Inmarsat opens third annual satcom survey for yacht captains, crew

Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications provider, has opened its third annual Superyacht Connectivity Survey to provide an assessment of satellite communications usage in the industry. The 2020 survey will analyze data from captains, senior crew, chief engineers and technical...

How can the yachting industry prevent the spread of COVID-19?

How can the yachting industry prevent the spread of COVID-19?

By Chef Kevin Towns During this challenging and uncertain time, we are all looking for a “safe harbor.” In the yachting industry, we all know that safety is a high priority given the training requirements needed to be a part...

How captains see mental health in yachting

How captains see mental health in yachting

By ISS Captains Committee The Captain’s Committee of the International Superyacht Society (ISS) is a collective of current seafaring captains from varying backgrounds and locations that work together to represent the concerns of yacht crew and captains. Major projects...

Yanmar offers free online maintenance service

Yanmar offers free online maintenance service

Japan-based diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar will offer its auxiliary diesel engine management service Shipsweb for free through March 31, 2021. Shipsweb is a technology platform to provide customers who manage ocean-going vessels with timely technical information. Ships with...

Inmarsat offers half off voice calls

Inmarsat offers half off voice calls

Maritime satellite service provider Inmarsat now offers a 500iscount for voice calling services until the end of June. The discount is available to Inmarsat retail customers using FleetBroadband and Fleet One ChatCard voice services and to wholesale partners offering...

Special e3 services offered during pandemic

Special e3 services offered during pandemic

UPDATE E3 has offered more new and discounted services during the pandemic, including VSAT service for the U.S. and Caribbean at 4G prices, free file sharing, and free data. The new VSAT service provides VSAT to a vessel from...


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