In the second of a series of interviews with leading academics, SuperyachtNews.com spoke with Shaun Towers, senior lecturer in marine engineering at Warsash Superyacht Academy. Towers highlighted the benefits to the superyacht industry of the influx of commercially-qualified maritime engineers.
The final Superyacht Management Meeting took place in London today focusing on issues relating to insurance, with insurance brokers, underwriters, lawyers and refit yards brainstorming the main issues.
Despite an industry-wide misunderstanding that the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) applies to all yachts engaged in commercial activity and over 500gt, the lengthy Convention is also applicable to comercially operating superyachts under 500gt - significantly increasing the spectrum of superyachts to which the Convention is applicable.
The IMO this week relaxed the implementation timeline for the Ballast Water Management Convention, which affects any yacht using seawater ballast. Fresh water ballast systems may offer a solution
Continued investment by New Zealand into superyacht infrastructure is paying dividends, with increasing numbers of superyachts visiting to cruise, charter and refit. This is part of a wider campaign to attract yachts to the country and promote it as a 'must do' destination...
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In order to expose owners and buyers to US companies, as well as the important intangibles associated with 'networking', this boat show couldn't be more important.
The Australian International Marine Export Group has announced its Board of Directors for 2014 following their AGM... More
Amico & Co has delivered 86m 'Seven Seas' and 62m 'Apogee' at the company's refit facility in Genoa. More
In a major coup for its members, the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) has been awarded full consultative status by the International Maritime Organization. This affords the representative body significant lobbying powers at the maritime industry's top table. More
In an attempt to dissect the issues facing the superyacht industry, SuperyachtNews.com approached leading academics to discuss what they are teaching the industry professionals of tomorrow. Here, Warsash Superyacht Academy's course leader and senior lecturer in deck programmes, Ben Benson discusses issues facing junior crewmembers. More
SuperyachtNews.com was in attendance for the official opening of Barcelona's Nautical Academy, a training hub for superyacht crew. More
Dometic Marine has consolidated its position as a giant of superyacht HVAC and sanitation systems with its acquisition of a key ventilation specialist, some key senior appointments in Europe and the release of a raft of new products across its ever more diverse range. More
Recently established South Florida-based United Yacht transport has set out its ambitious stall with news that the company has commissioned a semi-submersible bulk carrier vessel, due for delivery in 2015. Once complete, the company claims the vessel will be the largest of her kind. More
OMT UK has launched its Fast Rescue Boat course, complementing the maritime training provider's existing Jet Boat Handling course. More
- Details of February's Italian Superyacht Forum and Superyacht Captains' Forum announced
- “Larger yachts more popular than in past” says Michael White of Ocean Independence
- Superyacht Fleet News Overview and Launches in November 2013
- Yacht transport model robust enough to deal with growing yacht sizes
- Nakhimov announces order for a 40m
- Amico & Co completes two vast refit projects
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