Flagship: Diversity, how far have we come?

Flagship: Diversity, how far have we come?

Superyachting has, by its own admission, been slow to diversify its workforce. A typical yacht still features a predominantly Caucasian crew, with women working inside and men out on deck. However, over the past 10 years ripples of change have

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Flagship: Virtual Reality ‘A Tool For Growth’

Flagship: Virtual Reality ‘A Tool For Growth’

Virtual Reality, also known as VR, is revolutionising how many of us enjoy entertainment and has been used to train astronauts, surgeons and even superyacht crew. Now, in a post-Covid-19 reality, VR has the potential to further benefit the superyacht

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Flagship: No show for yacht show, what’s the impact?

Flagship: No show for yacht show, what’s the impact?

Yacht show cancellations worldwide have left a calendar empty of almost all face-to-face events for the remainder of the year. One notable exception is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, due to take place between October 28th – November 1st.

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Flagship: New Superyacht Eco Association Index set to make its mark

Flagship: New Superyacht Eco Association Index set to make its mark

The imminent global threat of climate change brings a rising tide of natural disasters, dwindling resources and disappearing species that requires action from all industries to curb. Superyachting is no different. Marine traffic is responsible for 18% of global emissions

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Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

The shutting of Australian and New Zealand borders to all non-native yachts and crews is “draconian and unhelpful to say the least”, according to captain Iain Flockhart. He was reacting to the news that crews of hundreds of ocean-going yachts

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View From The Bridge: Introducing the Virtual Shipyard

View From The Bridge: Introducing the Virtual Shipyard

Virtual shipyards can deliver practical benefits in the real world, according to captain Iain Flockhart. The concept of the virtual shipyard appears to be gaining popularity, writes captain Iain Flockhart. For those who don’t know what it is, here’s a

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View From The Bridge: Key points to consider when selecting an owner’s representative for a new build

View From The Bridge: Key points to consider when selecting an owner’s representative for a new build

Appointing an owner’s representative to oversee a shipyard project can avoid extra cost and confusion later on, argues captain Iain Flockhart. Based on some of my own less-than-ideal experiences with shipyards and those of colleagues who have discussed their experiences

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View From The Bridge: Myanmar is an emerging destination

View From The Bridge: Myanmar is an emerging destination

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, as travel restrictions for many grow ever tighter, it’s welcome relief to consider new destinations for yachts. Recently, with this in mind, my thoughts turned to Myanmar, writes captain Iain Flockhart. Having visited this enchanting

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View From The Bridge: Coronavirus and watching the anchor chain

View From The Bridge: Coronavirus and watching the anchor chain

credit: Ralf Roletschek – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2   I was very lucky to get off the island of Mallorca last Sunday (March 15), as the national lockdown that was scheduled for 08:00 Monday morning was brought forward

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OPINION: Luxury yacht art enjoys a moment in the Florida sun

OPINION: Luxury yacht art enjoys a moment in the Florida sun

On the razzle dazzle: Two dazzle ships separated by nearly 100 years. Art on luxury yachts is enjoying a moment in the Florida sun. Not the waterscapes of Paul Signac or works by Georges-Pierre Seurat starring in superyacht lounges but

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