View from the bridge: Superyacht mentors are ‘a priceless asset’

View from the bridge: Superyacht mentors are ‘a priceless asset’

A captain who can mentor crew “is a priceless asset”. Mentoring is worthwhile in just about any industrial or other commercial environment, writes captain Iain Flockhart. It reaches beyond commerce and industry; being a valuable tool to help people with

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OPINION: Yachting takes centre stage thanks to three glitzy shows and Greta

OPINION: Yachting takes centre stage thanks to three glitzy shows and Greta

Glitzy yacht shows – featuring vessels such as the 80-metre Excellence – and climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg are helping to raise the profile of yachting. The global yachting industry is about to enjoy a moment in the sun, courtesy

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OPINION: Social media and superyachts; more than just a photo opportunity?

OPINION: Social media and superyachts; more than just a photo opportunity?

Could social media could play a much bigger role in facilitating the superyacht industry? For an industry wedded to the latest high-tech developments in marine engineering, naval architecture, green propulsion systems and the like, does social media play its full

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View from the bridge: Why captains make the best managers

View from the bridge: Why captains make the best managers

“A strong captain, given the autonomy to build their own team, makes for an efficiently-run and harmonious vessel.”  Yacht management seems to have become the hottest topic in the industry over the past few years and mostly for reasons that

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Superyacht painting firm predicts rosy year-end results

Superyacht painting firm predicts rosy year-end results

Superyacht painting firm GYG predicts full-year results will be ahead of market expectations. The superyacht painting, supply and maintenance firm GYG has predicted rosy year-end results in its latest trading update covering the first half of this year. “Profit performance

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Luxury yacht recruitment agency’s crew hire app tops 5,000 downloads

Luxury yacht recruitment agency’s crew hire app tops 5,000 downloads

Dinner is about to be served. But have you sourced the best crew members to prepare and deliver the waterside feast? Luxury yacht recruitment agency Cotton Crews has achieved more than 5,000 downloads for its Cotton Crew Hire app, which

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Isle of Man Ship Registry appoints new director

Isle of Man Ship Registry appoints new director

The Isle of Man Department for Enterprise has appointed current deputy director Cameron Mitchell as the next director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry, effective 1 April. Mitchell is replacing the current director, Dick Welsh, who is retiring. Prior

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A Regal Recovery – Princess Yachts

A Regal Recovery – Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts is back in the black, with a record-breaking £770 million ($1 billion) orderbook – the highest in the company’s history. Even with an orderbook up 20% from 2016, Princess is not resting on its laurels. Princess also hinted

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Northrop & Johnson hires new charter broker

Northrop & Johnson hires new charter broker

Florida based brokerage Northrop & Johnson has hired Celine Pujol as a new charter broker for its Monaco office. Pujol has more than 10 years of industry experience, graduating university in 2007 and starting her career as a charter assistant

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Rosetti appoints new PR and Communications manager

Rosetti appoints new PR and Communications manager

Newly established Italian shipbuilder Rosetti Superyachts has hired a new PR and communications manager – Consuelo Bentivogli. Ms Bentivogli has worked in the superyacht sector for 14 years. She has held various communications roles at Italian shipbuilder Ferretti Group, including

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