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Crew and Crisis Management

Crew and Crisis Management

Finding talented crews to staff superyachts and answering the martini question were two topics raised at Superyacht Investor’s latest Town Hall online meeting by Tim Clarke, director of recruitment agency Quay Crew. “The biggest issue facing the yachting industry is

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Does piracy remain a threat?

Does piracy remain a threat?

Gone are the days of Edward Teach’s men on the high seas, but, even if Blackbeard has left us, piracy is still a risk to be observed. Now the high-risk areas for global piracy are the Gulf of Guinea and

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Shipyard insolvency risk raised by Covid-19: Here’s what to do

Shipyard insolvency risk raised by Covid-19: Here’s what to do

Vulnerable shipyards are at increased risk of insolvency due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and investors and owners should be vigilant to protect the value of their assets, according to the latest Superyacht Investor Town Hall online meeting. While Covid-19

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Flagship: Scenting strong demand ahead

Flagship: Scenting strong demand ahead

Relief at the success achieved in 2020 and the scent of strong demand this year, partly from new entrants, were the twin themes of Superyacht Investor’s inaugural Town Hall online meeting last week. Despite early industry fears of a disastrous

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2020: A game of two halves

2020: A game of two halves

Even if you are not a soccer fan, the 2005 Champions League may still linger on in the mind. Despite being a Manchester United supporter. I remember it clearly. Liverpool 3-0 down at halftime, went on to beat AC Milan

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Flagship: Old is gold, or is it?

Flagship: Old is gold, or is it?

Classic yachts, like classic cars or steam locomotives, are a labour of love to own or operate. Owners typically have owned a range of sailing yachts or motor cruisers previously and generally have a passion for the sport and historic

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Cybersecurity: ‘A problem of naivety’

Cybersecurity: ‘A problem of naivety’

You wouldn’t leave your house open to burglars, then why leave your yacht open to hackers? We are well used to locking doors and shutting windows in our homes, however we are not so used to locking and shutting virtual

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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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Fire in the hold! Superyacht blazes, their causes and preventions

Fire in the hold! Superyacht blazes, their causes and preventions

[photo courtesy: Riviera24] Fires onboard superyachts account for about one fifth of the total paid out in yachting related claims by insurance firms each year, the most expensive claim type by some margin. Only last weekend in Portals Mallorca a

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Getting prepared for the 2018 yacht season

Getting prepared for the 2018 yacht season

This article originally appeared on HFW’s website written by Alex Kemp, Tom Walters and William Maclachlan. The original briefing can be found here. With the early season yacht shows over and thoughts turning to summer cruising, now is the time

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