CrewMiles App launches manual entry option

Chief Engineer Chris Weirzbowski has developed the CrewMiles app during his spare time over the last 6 months.

Having listened to fellow crew mates and from personal experience, he wanted to get rid of the hassle many crew face when trying to keep an accurate record of their sea time in order to gain certification.

Using the latest GPS tracking technology, the CrewMiles App does just that. You can create a vessel database, select the appropriate vessel for your voyage and create a voyage history against that vessel. Yacht information can also be saved in the app to be sure you never forget the specifics.

Three Screen Shots of the CrewMiles App

CrewMiles app

Enabling the automatic start feature means the next time you embark on a voyage CrewMiles will detect this and automatically start tracking.

The latest feature to be released is manual entry. Taking care of the crew who spent some time at sea before the app was released, this feature allows you to enter previous voyages so that all your sea time is saved in one place. Or if you forget to take your phone out with you one day (highly unlikely we know!) you can manually enter that’s day’s sea time so you don’t loose out.

Chris and the CrewMiles team are now in conversation with the governing associations to synchronise the export function on the app so your sea time is extracted in the appropriate format for your next testimonial and one day soon, could even be digitally verified by your Captain.

How easy would that be!

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Written by Sarrah Macey

YACHTNEEDS app is taking the pain out of online applications for superyacht jobs

One of the best parts of working with YACHTNEEDS is the important job of sitting in a local bar in the evening, listening to friends talk about the good and the bad parts of their yacht crew lifestyle, and then working out how the app can make the bad bits better and the good bits fanbloodytastic.

By far the most popular topic of conversation in the last few months has been how time consuming and annoying it is to add your CV and details to all the different recruitment websites out there. Plus if you get some short-term work you then have to update every single website again.

Crew member stood on the dock using the YACHTNEEDS app

Apply for superyacht jobs on the YACHTNEEDS app with one click.

Of course all this becomes worth it when you score your next amazing superyacht job… but, we get it. It ruffled our feathers too, so we’ve done something about it!

The next new feature to be added to YACHTNEEDS app is going to be the YACHTLIFE button. In this section they will have all the latest superyacht crew jobs currently available. Users can apply for the jobs with one click and the photo and details they have put in to their YACHTNEEDS profile will make up a personal application for those roles. All jobs will have a 15-20 day expiry date so will stay current, the crew agent or captain that posted the job can then use the chat function on the app to chat directly to potential candidates who apply, or choose to email them directly.

And that’s not all… The ‘cherry on the cake’ function for this new section of the app is being kept under wraps for the moment; but rest assured they plan to revolutionise what crew have to do to apply for their next yacht job, and it will all be up and running ready for the start of the US/Caribbean season… Exciting times ahead!

FunAir click and buy website for superyacht inflatables delivers the goods… Fast!

Innovation takes many forms and yacht inflatable company FunAir certainly thrives in this area. In just three years they have already built the tallest inflatable climbing wall, significantly reduced deployment times for large inflatable products with their patented RapidFlate technology, launched the first in-stock yacht slide that can be shipped within 24 hours; and developed the first innovation partnership to test and develop new inflatable products with popular charter yacht Lazy Z.

FunAir website home page

FunAir launch a new website

Well, they have done it again. The team at FunAir HQ based in Austin, Texas have launched a brand new website with the first click and buy interface for inflatable products. Showcasing both their in-stock and custom inflatable products for yachts, resorts and at home family fun, the site offers online shopping and promises to ship in-stock products within 24 hours.

Known for designing and building incredible custom inflatables for some of the worlds most popular superyachts, the website also showcases a number of the custom compliments currently on the water. If you need inspiration, take a look and in the words of FunAir’s John Courtney, Managing Director, Yachting and Marine, “The only real limitation for FunAir products are the laws of physics, if your dream is physically possible, we will build it for you.”

Products currently available for practically atomic speed delivery include Water Mats, Stand Up Paddle Boards, the Glacier Extreme and the in-stock yacht slide. 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 captains and owners can expect to receive delivery of non-custom product in just a couple of days.

The FunAir Yacht Shop can be found here:

And resort and at home products can be found here:

To speak with FunAir email or call +1 512-593-5133.