31 July 2014


Painting past shortcuts

Many captains are bemoaning the lack of understanding on the part of managers and owners about the time taken to efficiently apply a yacht's coating. As we approach the Captains' Coating Forum 2014, industry professionals explain why shortcuts must be avoided at all costs.


Deep Blue yacht management software

Captain Pascal Le Guillanton of 46m M/Y Sweet Doll has used Deep Blue yacht management software for over a year and explains how it allows for less time behind a desk and more time with guests.


Run aground

Recognising the value of incident reports for increased safety in the industry, we share the investigation into the grounding of 'Mirabella V' in 2004. The report draws some important conclusions and makes pertinent recommendations.


Flying the flag

Following the Flag Intelligene Report in issue 148 of The Superyacht Report that found captains were rarely involved in choosing a yacht's flag, TCR asks whether captains should be more involved in the decision process.


More focus on hospitality training, says NA

With the focus on the interior departments on the rise, TCR hears from the Nautical Academy about its choice to focus on the hospitality side of the interior and why land-based teachers are crucial.


A GSF programme worthy of 20 years

With the 20th anniversary edition of the Global Superyacht Forum set to take place from 17-19 November in Amsterdam, the preliminary programme has now been released and is not one to be missed.



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Workplace training - Task Book idea

One engineer puts forward his ideas for a structured on-board training programme for today's superyacht engineers. Do we need more systems like this?

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