Video interviews save you time

Don’t be scared of something new, save time and knock off work early!

Video interviews save you time to knock off work early

Change can be a scary thing. We all have our own way of doing things and changing the way we do things in our workplace can be a terrifying prospect, especially when we are all so time poor.

TUV would like to make the next improvement you make to your recruitment process, as pain free as possible.

They are so confident that the online video interviewing tool will save you heaps of time and help you make better recruitment choices, that they let everyone try it first with no commitments what so ever.

Then, once you decided you couldn’t live without this handy piece of tech genius, they continue to offer a pay as you go, no commitment package, alongside monthly subscriptions for larger clients.

So go on, don’t be scared of trying something new. The online video interviewing tool allows you set your questions, and receive recorded interviews from each potential candidate answering your specific questions.

You can share the interviews with other decision makers in the recruitment chain, even delegate the whole process and just wait for the interviews to roll onto your computer screen. Great for those of you that can’t give up entire days sitting down to do first round interviews.

TUV are the only superyacht specific provider of video interviews and their system is highly secure, yet uses minimal bandwidth.

Crew can record their interviews on their mobile phone, tablet or laptop anywhere in the world using a 3G signal or local WiFi, and don’t need to worry about poor signal strength effecting the interview. Plus because the interviews are pre-recorded, time zone challenges are also a thing of the past. You can set the questions when it is convenient, and the crew can record their interview in their own time.

Having received overwhelming feedback from the Captains, senior crew, management companies and crew TUV urge you to try it out, save loads of time and knock off work early for once!

For more information email info@tuv-consulting.com

Richard Branson uses FunAir’s Eco-Golf partner at The Necker Open

FunAir’s new Yacht Golf partner Albus Golf makes marine friendly golf balls made from fish food. You may have seen them used in the recent Necker open by Richard Branson and his guests.

FunAir recently met with Albert Buscató, founder of Albus Golf and the two innovative companies soon realised the eco-friendly golf balls make the perfect partner for the FunAir Yacht Golf.

Golf being played from the stern of a superyacht

Albert commented, “It is perfect synergy. My Ecobioballs allow you to play straight from your yacht out into the ocean, with zero harm to marine life. The FunAir Yacht Golf gives the keen golfer a perfect target to aim for, and the robust netted system means if you get a hole in one, you can even reclaim your Albus Golf balls for future use. We have been supplying the superyacht industry since 2010 and this is a huge leap forward.”

Yacht Golf has already had an upgrade since its launch at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The floating golf greens are now available in a range of shapes and sizes, some of which replicate famous greens from around the world.

Each can be purchased individually or as a set of three, and still comes with a genuine golf pole and flag, along with a box of Albus Golf Ecobioballs so you can play out to sea, and try for that hole in one with a clear conscience.

The clever Ecobioballs will completely dissolve into fish food within 2-6 days depending on conditions and can be purchased separately with the yacht logo printed on it.

Both Yacht Golf and the Ecobioballs will be on display at Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2017. To find out more and meet with John Courtney, please email yachting@funair.com or call +1 512 751 4276.

www.funair.com

www.albusgolf.com | info@albusgolf.com

Superyacht recruitment using future proof technology

TUV Consulting offers a practical solution to any superyacht recruitment challenges with their recorded, secure video-interviewing tool. They offer a reliable way for management companies, crew agents and Captains to reduce recruitment administration, position themselves above the masses, and find the best possible crew wherever they are in the world.

Computer keyboard showing a shortcut key to superyacht recruitment

TUV’s online interviewing tool allows you or your team to set interview questions and receive recorded and shareable videos from potential crew answering your specific questions. This allows you to assess each person’s skills, presentation and personality before selecting whom to meet in person.

Videos can be shared with anyone you give permission to, so if you are a yacht management company you can share the videos quickly to make effective team decisions. If you are a superyacht crew agent you can use the video-interviewing tool to select several candidates for a recruiting Captain, and then send them a professional, high quality, recorded interview of the candidates answering his or her questions. This positions you above many other crew agents and provides the optimum service for your Captains.

TUV provides a quick and easy tool to make sure people get the team member they need, from a selection of crew from all over the world. Not just the ones on your doorstep, or dock!

Asking for a video interview from potential candidates also positions you above your competitors. Candidates will trust that you are professional and forward thinking and this generates respect, loyalty and enthusiasm from the start.

Now for the technical bit… The network is highly secure and you can record videos from a mobile phone, tablet or laptop. You only need 0.3mb of upload speed to create a video, so there are no excuses for not being able to produce a high definition video response.

Prices start from as little as €7.50 per candidate and your account can be activated within minutes.

TUV are the only superyacht specific provider of video interviewing. The team have a strong background on board and understand the nuances of yachtlife.

Without name dropping, leading global crew agents, management companies and large superyacht businesses are already using TUV’s video interviewing tool and predict that this service will become a recruitment standard in the not to distance future.

Hopefully this has titillated your taste buds for an easy way to take the pain out of superyacht recruitment and take advantage of the latest technology available. Call or email TUV today and they can give you a full online demonstration.

www.tuv-consulting.com

info@tuv-consulting.com

+33 (0) 621 165 993 | +44 (0) 7789 778 405

OCEANEMO and FunAir partner for the ultimate Sport Utility Yacht

Encouraging new and younger owners to the world of luxury yachting has been a poignant topic of conversation in the last year or two.

Leaders in their respective fields, OCEANEMO and FunAir have done just that. Partnering in 2016 to provide the ultimate sports utility yachting experience specifically designed for boundless fun.

OCEANEMO Sport Utility Yacht

OCEANEMO 55 comes complete with compendium of FunAir toys

Referring to Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity, which is; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the superyacht industry needed to rethink the next generation of yachts in order to attract a younger audience.

The OCEANEMO Sport Utility Yacht series, with its innovative design by award-winning Naval Architect Fulvio De Simoni, has the distinctive feature of exceptional spaces, both covered and open-air allowing the embarkation of a very large quantity of tenders, amenities and toys. The design of a large half-raised deck, below which there is a full beam hangar effectively means that the OCEANEMO Yacht has some of the largest storage surfaces currently available on the market.

FunAir are well known for innovation, making the highest quality inflatable yacht toys lighter and easier to deploy. They also work crew friendly storage options into the design stage of each new build yacht project they are involved with, to ensure maximum fun for guests and minimal stress for crew.

Together, OCEANEMO and FunAir have rendered the 33, 44 and recently launched 55 metre Sport Utility Yachts a haven for the fun, outdoor lifestyle which generation X owners crave.

Inflatable jousting game for superyacht

Yacht Joust

The OCEANEMO 55 has a 126m² raised deck plus a 105m² hangar with space for an owner tender, a crew tender, two water-jets plus a helicopter or airplane with folding wings and a host of FunAir yacht slides, climbing walls, personal-water-craft docks, SUP’s and other inflatable toys.

FunAir have designed each yacht toy to folder tighter and lighter and supply their patented RapidFlate technology to inflate the fun six times faster than anything else on the market.

With the growing trend for outdoor, healthy living, OCEANEMO and FunAir bring you the ultimate SUY for the sea.

You can view a scaled model of the OCEANEMO 44 meter Sport Utility Yacht, kitted out with unparalleled levels of fun, while you visit the NMS booth 684 in the Superyacht Pavilion at Fort Lauderdale International Boat show. The model will have 3D printed examples of some of the FunAir portfolio and sits on a 4K digital table.

www.FunAir.com

www.oceanemo.com

FunAir launches BigAir Yacht Blob at FLIBS 2016

There’s just no stopping FunAir. Hot on the heels of launching the brand new to market Yacht Joust and Yacht Golf at Monaco Yacht Show, the innovative team behind the worlds most popular yacht inflatables are set to launch a third new product at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next month.

FunAir BigAir Yacht Blob with man flying high in the air

Up up and away on the FunAIr BigAir Yacht Blob

Most of you will have seen the pictures and videos of the inflatable yacht blobs on social media. Looks like a whole lot of fun, right?

Enter FunAir, who have completely redesigned the new BigAir Yacht Blob. It has stabilising outriggers that stop it turning in the ocean, and an inflatable stand-off that keeps it in place and away from the yacht. Friends can jump from the deck straight onto the blob and launch their partners tens of meters into the air; and should anyone have so much fun that they roll of the back of the blob, the stand-off will make sure they don’t bump into the hull of the yacht.

 

It turns out that the water blob was first invented in Texas, the home state of FunAir, for Camp Longhorn who used an Army Surplus fuel bladder as a waterfront toy on the lake.

Anyone who has used a blob in the ocean will tell you these amazing toys were not originally designed for tidal water. They turn easily and should really be tethered to the seabed to keep them in place.

FunAir’s BigAir Blob is the first yacht blob specifically designed for yachting and the new features make it the safest option on the market.

To find out more about the new BigAir Blob, Yacht Joust, Yacht Golf or any of the FunAir portfolio, you can stop by the National Marine Suppliers booth 684, in the Superyacht Pavilion at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where the FunAir team are once again partnering with their long standing distributor.

Known for innovative partnerships, while you visit the NMS booth you can see a model of FunAir partner Oceanemo, the impressive sports utility superyacht kitted out with unparalleled levels of fun. The model will have 3D printed examples of some of the FunAir portfolio and sits on a 4K digital table.

This exciting news comes on the back of FunAir’s new website with the first click and buy interface for inflatable yacht products. Showcasing both QuickShip and custom inflatable products for yachts, resorts and at-home family fun, the site offers online shopping and promises to quick-ship available products within 24 hours.

Yacht products currently available for QuickShip include, Yacht Slides, Climbing Walls, Yacht Joust, Yacht Golf, Personal Watercraft Docks, Water Mats and Stand Up Paddle Boards.

With distribution partners in Europe, America, Australia and the East, FunAir can send out the QuickShip products in less than 24 hours to captains and owners across the globe.

The FunAir Yacht Shop can be found here: https://www.funair.com/collections/yachts

Find the FunAir team at the NMS booth 684 in the Superyacht Pavillion at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

To speak with FunAir email yachting@funair.com or call +1 512-593-5133.

www.FunAir.com

12000 crew user sessions on YACHTNEEDS Jobs in 3 weeks

On the back of being the most talked about, downloaded and used superyacht app of 2016, YACHTNEEDS recently launched a new concept for superyacht jobs and have received over 12,000 new crew user sessions in just three weeks.

Known for being ‘made by crew, for crew’, the team behind the multi-functioning app have proved once again that they understand the needs of the crew and can execute solutions that just keep making crew lives easier.

Iphone with YACHTNEEDS app on it showing available yachting jobs

Hundreds of yacht jobs available to apply for with one click on the app

Launched ready for the American and Caribbean season, YACHTNEEDS JOBS is a comprehensive, geo-positioned list of all the best yacht jobs out there. You can apply for every single job, from all the best agencies; captains and crew agents just by clicking the apply button on the app. You will also be sent a notification when a new job in your area has been posted, so you’ll never miss another job again!

All yacht crew need to do is fill in the YACHTNEEDS profile with as much professional information as possible. The more details on the profile, the better the chances of getting the right job. The clever app then converts this information into a resume which includes your profile picture and a copy of the optional 30 second video resume if you have recorded one.

Crew can then apply for all 250+ jobs with just one click and for those confident enough to record the optional video resume will see that it increases the chances of landing a dream job by 40%.

Crew Agents that register with the app are given their own login to upload their jobs, and Captains can go to www.yachtneeds.net and directly post the roles they would like to fill, and have it live for thousands of crew to see and apply for within hours.

Tara Bromhead, recruitment manager at Abacus and March explained, “Abacus and March have been using the YACHTNEEDS app and we are thrilled with the response from candidates. We post our vacancies on the app and get an immediate response from candidates who fit the requirements. YACHTNEEDS saves us precious time in the recruitment process and we highly recommend crew to utilise this app and log in to YACHTNEEDS to apply for your next position.

The YACHTNEEDS team will be attending Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next month. To find out more and meet the team please email app@yachtneeds.com.

www.yachtneeds.net

YACHTNEEDS – The only superyacht app you will ever need.

FunAir launches Yacht Golf and Joust at Monaco Yacht Show 2016

As the doors open for Monaco Yacht Show 2016, FunAir officially launch their next generation inflatable yacht toys to the world’s most passionate superyacht clientele.

The incredible Joust is like nothing we have seen before. A stable, non-slip challenge platform is suspended a full 1.5 metres above the water, giving owners and guests a true bridge to enjoy family friendly jousting tournaments.

Inflatable jousting game for superyacht

Yacht Joust

Each Joust comes with two light weight batons with easy grip handles and are suitable for children and adults a like.

FunAir has been carefully developing Yacht Golf over the last year and have designed and built a flexible and realistic multi green system to please even the most keen golfers.

Yacht Golf

Yacht Golf

Each green can be set out at different distances and has a genuine golf pole to mark each hole. Available in sets of three, you can create your own 9, or 18 hole course whilst out at sea with tough netting on each green to catch the balls.

Known for making memories and inflatable yacht products, FunAir will be the only company to have inflatables in the water at MYS and are once again official partners of the Captains and Crew Lounge.

FunAir’s Managing Director of Yachting, John Courtney, said “We have a great on-water space to display the Yacht Golf and Joust right outside the Monaco Yacht Club at the Captains and Crew Lounge.

“The show is the perfect environment for team FunAir to engage with our clients, and we find the C&C Lounge provides the perfect setting to have more relaxed conversations.”

This exciting news comes on the back of FunAir’s new website with the first click and buy interface for inflatable yacht products. Showcasing both quick-ship and custom inflatable products for yachts, resorts and at home family fun, the site offers online shopping and promises to quick-ship available products within 24 hours.

Products currently available for quick-ship delivery include, Yacht Slides, Climbing Walls, Personal Watercraft Docks, Water Mats, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and the Glacier Extreme.

With distribution centers in Europe, America, Australia and the East, FunAir can ship out the quick ship products in just 72 hours to captains and owners across the globe.

The FunAir Yacht Shop can be found here: https://www.funair.com/collections/yachts

And resort and at home products can be found here:

https://www.funair.com/collections/all

Find the FunAir team in the Captain and Crew Lounge at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, on Quai Louis II next to the Monaco Yacht Club.

The Captain and Crew Lounge will be open each day from 8:30am until 7:00pm.

To speak with FunAir email yachting@funair.com or call +1 512-593-5133.

www.FunAir.com

 

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Rocky packs a punch in the fight against cancer

Cogs4Cancer 2017 

In October 2017 36 keen amateur cyclists who all work in the superyacht industry will leave Cancer Research UK head quarters in London to ride approximately 1400km over 10 days to Antibes, France in aid of raising funds for both CRUK and local French cancer charities.

Mr Sylvester Stallone and Captain Simon MacKay from M/Y Enchantress became the first supporters for the 2017 Cogs4Cancer ride, when the Rocky star was happy to pose with a C4C supporter band for the charity whilst on board a luxury yacht a few weeks ago.

Rocky poses with Cogs4Cancer supporter band

Rocky packs a punch in the fight against cancer

This is the 4th ride organized by Cogs4Cancer and the yachting community with the previous three rides having raised over 700,000 euros. It is hoped they can smash the 1 million euro mark this time around with the charities longest endurance ride yet.

Join in by buying a supporter band yourself at this years Monaco Yacht Show, donate online at www.justgiving.com/cogs4cancer or sponsor one of our riders or stages. It’s your opportunity to get involved and help give something back.

For more information and a copy of the sponsorship document email info@cogs4cancer.org

www.cogs4cancer.org

FunAir doubles the FUN at Monaco Yacht Show 2016

Leading yacht inflatables company FunAir will be launching two brand new products at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). Yacht Golf and their unique new Jousting product will be revealed on the first day of the show when the full details are officially announced.

FunAir Yacht Jousting being tested at HQ

FunAir Yacht Jousting being tested at HQ

Known for making memories and inflatable yacht products, FunAir will be the only company to have inflatables in the water at MYS and are once again official partners of the Captains and Crew Lounge.

FunAir’s Managing Director of Yachting, John Courtney, said the Captain and Crew Lounge is the meeting place during the four-day show, which makes it the perfect environment in which team FunAir can engage in more relaxed conversations.

“Last year we found that captains and crew welcomed the chance to take time out to chat with us and of course sample some fun!” said John.

“Being the only inflatable company with an in-water display right outside the Monaco Yacht Club, we will launch our Yacht Golf and Joust right alongside the world’s most beautiful yachts.

“We’re also really excited to say we’re also sponsoring the official crew party on the Friday night, and looking forward to seeing familiar faces.”

This exciting news comes on the back of FunAir’s newly launched website with the first click and buy interface for inflatable yacht products. Showcasing both quick-ship and custom inflatable products for yachts, resorts and at home family fun, the site offers online shopping and promises to quick-ship available products within 24 hours.

Products currently available for quick-ship delivery include, slides, climbing walls, personal watercraft docks, Water Mats, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and the Glacier Extreme. The must have Super Sweet Slide and GaGa Ball pit are also available with immediate shipment for unparalleled on land fun.

With distribution centres in Europe, America, Australia and the East, FunAir can ship out the quick ship products in just 72 hours to captains and owners across the globe.

The FunAir Yacht Shop can be found here: https://www.funair.com/collections/yachts

And resort and at home products can be found here:

https://www.funair.com/collections/all

Find the FunAir team in the Captain and Crew Lounge at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, on Quai Louis II right next to the Monaco Yacht Club.

The Captain and Crew Lounge will be open each day from 8:30am until 7:00pm.

To speak with FunAir email yachting@funair.com or call +1 512-593-5133.

www.FunAir.com

YACHTNEEDS JOBS launches to give crew a one-click option for job applications

Fear not… The YACHTNEEDS app has pulled it out of the bag…again!

Introducing YACHTNEEDS JOBS, a new feature on the most successful superyacht app of 2016. Launched today, you can find a comprehensive, geo-located list of all the best yachting jobs out there, where crew can apply for every single job, from all the best agencies, captains and private crew agents just by clicking apply on the app.

yacht crew stood on a dock  showing their phones

Crew need to make sure their YACHTNEEDS profile contains their professional information, and then they can apply for all the jobs in one great place on the app. There is even a video resume option where crew can record a 30 second introduction video to really catch recruiter’s attention!

One place to update, one list of jobs to manage and one click of a button to apply. Genius!

Crew will then be automatically notified daily of job offers nearby, and weekly for global positions. It really is that easy…

If you are a crew placement expert, you’ll want your jobs in the pockets of thousands of crew globally. With YACHTNEEDS JOBS its simple. Send YACHTNEEDS an email and they will set you and your recruiters up with their own personal login to the back-office of the app. There you can post a job in less then 20 seconds and have it live and in the pockets of thousand of crew within 30 seconds. Plus this service is completely free, no fees or monthly costs at all.

With 100% access to your very own back-office you can manage all jobs and applicants in one place and have your company logo attached to each job. You will then receive full user profiles, professional descriptions, images, video resumes and full contact details for the applicant.

CAPTAINS – If you would like to advertise any jobs, completely free of charge, simply log onto www.yachtneeds.net, post the position you would like to fill and YACHTNEEDS will approve it for you.

Isn’t technology great!

Update, or download YACHTNEEDS, free on Apple and Android today.

YACHTNEEDS – The only superyacht app crew will ever need.

For more information please email app@yachtneeds.net

www.yachtneeds.net