• Superyacht Crew Salary Guides 2017

    February 26, 2017

    Monthly salary is only one part of a remuneration package. The figures below do not take into consideration leave/rotation, flights, training, family medical, national insurance payments or any other points that may be included as part of the crew contract. ...

  • 5 Tips for Yachting CV’s

    February 24, 2017

    Tips and Tricks on how to write a superyacht crew CV. Also feel free to download and use the CV templates at the bottom of the artical.

    Note: We use the term CV throughout to refer to what some people call ...

  • Flag/ ISM News

    December 30, 2016

    Bringing you the latest news from Flag and Port State Regs. We are now tracking the latest updates from the MLC, IMO, and the larger Flag states so you don’t have to

    MLC amendments Dec16 – From 18th January 2017, ships ...

  • Are your crew letting hackers on-board?

    December 8, 2016

    Imagine having your guest’s / owners identities stolen or laptops infected due to poor on-board digital security. Hacking is now big business. Over the last few years hackers have become ever more sophisticated resulting in bigger data breaches.

    Hacking is ...

  • Beware Of The Drones

    October 26, 2016

    Earlier this year a vessel was detained after flying a drone from the deck. As a result the Gard P&I Club issued the following alert.

    “A vessel entered with Gard was recently detained following the launch of a drone to ...

  • Winter Worklist Going Digital

    October 26, 2016

    Pinpoint Works provides an alternative solution to outdated Excel spreadsheets and back-and-forth emails. Using web and mobile apps, Pinpoint Works turns your General Arrangement (GA) into a live, interactive worklist. Current clients have been using it successfully for new builds, ...

  • Port State Control – Guidance and Concentrated Inspection Regions

    September 22, 2016

    ABS Has produced guidance notes to help reduced port state control detentions.

    ABS Guidance for Reducing Port State Control Detentions
    These notes provides Shipowners and ship crews with the latest updated information for maintaining compliance with current Port State control ...

  • New certification route for yacht engineers

    August 4, 2016

    The MCA has issued a new MIN (MIN 524) this relates to the training and certification for “Engineer Officer, Small Vessel Certificate of Competence”

    limitation: Engineer Officer of the Watch less than 9000 kW, less than 3000 GT, ...

  • Sourcing Crew; Agents versus Social Media

    August 2, 2016

    In recent years social media has become an increasingly popular tool for hiring crew. Platforms like Facebook have given captains easy access to a vast audience of potential candidates on what can only be described as the world’s largest jobs ...

  • Hire Slow and Fire Fast

    July 21, 2016

    “Hire slow and fire fast” is generally a good mantra when managing crew. But sometimes you simply don’t have that choice. Where loss of crew is due to injury or incompatibility, for example, you’re forced to recruit mid-season, you may ...