Life After Yachting launch

Life After Yachting – Superyacht Crew Portal

Life After Yachting is the first month-long virtual (and totally free) event to help superyacht crew around the world find success when they are ready to move from onboard to onshore. We are proud to be the marketing machine behind this fantastic new project, both helping to let yacht crew know that there is a range of people ready and willing to offer guidance, and providing free marketing advice for crew looking to start their own business.

This unique 100% virtual experience combines a global online portal for crew to connect with land-based superyacht businesses and interested parties from other luxury industries, a business incubator for entrepreneurial crew supported by the ‘Kraken’s Den’ of industry leaders, talks with internationally acclaimed schools to facilitate the recognition of superyacht qualifications, and a virtual LIVE interactive one-day event.

Created to support crew through what is often a difficult transition from a busy career at sea to finding stable and fulfilling land-based work, Life After Yachting gives superyacht professionals the chance to give back to the crew that have supported them over the years.

Life After Yachting virtual event

Virtual Month-Long Event | 1 – 31 September 2020

During September, captains, crew and businesses can research and qualify each other via the virtual superyacht jobs fair.

The Life After Yachting portal is akin to a professional matchmaking tool that helps crew to find the best onshore connections. From crew looking for onshore work to companies looking to hire the best of the best globally, this platform presents skills and experiences obtained and required. By optimising connections, it enables both crew and companies to secure virtual meetings and online interviews.

Many captains and crew find it hard to transition to a fulfilling onshore role when they are ready to leave life at sea. The superyacht industry is a rewarding yet highly niche sector, which means crew can find it hard to meet new employers who understand the transferable skills set that crew possess.

Life After Yachting will bring together great employers such as shipyards and superyacht services, alongside businesses from alternative luxury sectors who actively want to employ yacht crew, and value the aptitude and experience they can bring to their company.

Life After Yachting Krakens Den

Kraken’s Den business incubator and LAY Support Network

The second element of Life After Yachting was launched to support entrepreneurial crew. Night watches and downtime at sea can give crew the time to think up fantastic business ideas, but shaping those ideas into a successful long-term business is a complex task.

Life After Yachting connects crew with a team of experts who can help to develop those ideas and assist in creating and actioning the perfect business plan and pitch.

During the virtual live event crew will have the opportunity to present their pitch to the ‘Kraken’s Den’ of business advisors, all of whom are proven and successful leaders in yachting.

This years Krakens include, John Courtney, Managing Director of FunAir and Will Faimatea, founder and director of Bond TM joining Life After Yachting founder and start-up expert Titta Uoti-Väisänen, our very own Sarrah Macey leading on superyacht marketing and AnnaMari Lammassaari from SourceRiviera.

During the early stages of this business incubator it became clear that crew also welcome general advice and support, from lifestyle coaching to adapting their finances. The LAY support network was established for all crew looking for a Life After Yachting, with online supporters able and willing to give advice on numerous real-world situations.

Partners and supporters include, John from FunAir, Tony from YACHTNEEDS, Will and Angela from Bond TM, Anna from Anna Petchell Coaching, Emma from Church House Investments, Jessica from WilsonHalligan, Joey from G.U.E.S.T., Susanne from La Roches Hospitality School, Caitlin from ISWAN, Pandora from Art On Yachts, Jesse from Eventilla, Iiro from Tavata Events and our very own Sarrah Macey.

Life After Yachting Virtual Live Event

Virtual LIVE one-day event | 18th September 2020

The third element is a one-day live virtual event on the 18th September where partner companies will each broadcast a 20-minute segment explaining who they are, what they do, and who they are looking to work with. This allows crew to find out more about potential future employers, advisors and the LAY support network.

In the Krakens Den, entrepreneurial crew will showcase their business plans, ideas and pitches and present them to the leaders of yachting.

The Virtual LIVE Event will be broadcast securely via Zoom and live on Superyacht Radio throughout the day and here is the full program.

10.00 CET – Welcome note with Sarrah Macey (Global Superyacht Marketing), Titta Uoti-Vaisanen (TUVYC) and Maeve Dempsey SuperYacht Radio.

10.30 CET – Anna from APetchell Coaching will explain her approach to helping crew plan and execute their exit strategy and what kind of services she offers.

11.00 CET – Emma Parkes (Church House Investments) will tell us about how their yacht crew investment program can help crew successfully plan their finances around any exit strategies.

11.30 CET – Will Faimatea (BOND TM) shares his story about moving from being onboard as an ETO to founding multiple globally successful businesses in an interview with Titta and Sarrah.

12.00 CET – Simone Embacher – Kaiserschnecke tells her inspirational story about transitioning from yachtie to snail farmer in a film produced specially for Life After Yachting.

12.30 CET – Lunch time entertainment. Great music from SuperYacht Radio with a selection of short messages from crew round the world.

13.30 CE T – Join us for the first ever Kraken’s Den where our leaders of yachting help two entrepreneurs develop their business plans.

15.00 CET – Tony Stout (YACHTNEEDS) shares his journey from First Mate to creating and running the hugely successful superyacht app and website in an interview with Titta and Sarrah.

16.00 CET – Joey Meen (GUEST & IAMI) talks about working with Susanne Welle, Dean of the Undergraduate Program at Les Roches hospitality school in Switzerland to facilitate the recognition of superyacht qualifications.

16.30 CET – Catelin Vaughan (ISWAN) will tell us about the new initiatives the 24h Seafarers help line have to specifically support yacht crew.

17.00 CET – Wrap-up and future plans with Titta and Sarrah.

This is the perfect platform and free resource for crew thinking about leaving their yachts for a fulilling life on land.

For more information and to register visit www.lifeafteryachting.com

Epic Superyacht Crew Beach Party in Antibes

We recently helped to organised a Superyacht Crew Beach Party with YACHTNEEDS and Port Vauban, Antibes, celebrating the end of the superyacht season in the Mediterranean.

With hundreds of crew in attendance the event was a huge success, and we all partied the night away enjoying fine wines, great beers, fantastic food and incredible entertainment with a view over a full IYCA.

News of the event has since spread far and wide in the superyacht community, with many crew already trying to guarantee an invite for next year’s event, which we promise will be even bigger and better.

We’ve put together the following highlights video showing some of the best bits from an epic evening.

The party was made possible by the support of a team of amazing sponsors and we would like to raise a glass to:

GF Entertainment 

The Firepod 

Colgan’s Brewery 

VSF Group 

Versilia Supply Service 

Viking Crew 

FunAir 

Yotha 

Fendequip

Intrepid Risk Management 

We’re already looking forward to next year’s crew beach party.

See you there!

Curated Beach day packages for superyachts launched at MYS 2019

A joint project between innovative leaders FunAir and Superyacht Tenders and Toys has seen the launch of three fully curated Beach day packages for superyachts at Monaco Yacht Show.

The project comes following an upsurge in orders from a number of popular charter yachts and brings together a wide range of products essential for providing guests with a 7* beach lifestyle when venturing ashore for the day.

The superyacht lifestyle now reaches past the rails of the yachts and onshore experiences and the yachts toy box have become increasingly important for charter guests and owners. There are so many elements to coordinate when creating the perfect beach experience and both FunAir and Superyacht Tenders and Toys have received many enquiries from yachts seeking a beach day package including everything from luxury shade options and tiki torches to inflatable furniture and water toys, robust BBQ solutions and music systems.

The three packages comprise of the Beach Club Day package, the Beach Club Experience package and the Beach Club Lifestyle package

Time is in short supply for superyacht captains and management companies, so FunAir and Superyacht Tenders and Toys worked together to curate the beach day packages for superyachts which combine everything the yachts need, without the headache of browsing through hundreds of options, and with the assurance that each item has been tried and tested to make sure it lives up to the quality that their superyacht clientele expect.

To find out more about the Beach day packages, and to request a brochure email info@sytt.co or visit the Superyacht Tenders and Toys website.

Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards Winners

On 25th September the sixth edition of the Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards was held at the Yacht Club de Monaco. There were 18 candidates for the four categories, with three yachts deservedly taking away awards.

MYS / RINA AWARD

Winner of the MYS/RINA award was 64-metre Attila built by the Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo. Atilla was the most eco-friendly superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show according to the environmental standards established by the classification company RINA.

Monaco Yacht Show Award Winner MY Atilla
MY Atilla

MYS EXTERIOR DESIGN AWARD

The MYS Exterior Design Award was won by the 80-metre Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Excellence. The judges agreed that her striking bow and visionary disrupting layout mark a new era in superyacht design.

Monaco Yacht Show Award Winner MY Excellence
MY Excellence

MYS INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD

The third award of the evening was presented to TIS. The largest superyacht the the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show won the award for her palatial interiors inspired by iconic hotels and residences around the world.

Monaco Yacht Show Award Winner MY TIS
MY TIS

MYS FINEST NEW SUPERYACHT AWARD

The most prestigious prize of the ceremony, the MYS Finest New Superyacht award, was also presented to Excellence. A well deserved second win for this incredible superyacht featuring futuristic exterior shapes and modern interior design.

Monaco Yacht Show Award Winner MY Excellence
MY Excellence

125 superyachts featured at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show, 44 of which were new launches. This represents the largest fleet exhibited since 1991.

Lanzarote Superyacht Destination landscape

Why Lanzarote has become a popular superyacht destination

Year round sunshine, exotic landscapes and exhilarating water sports conditions are not the only reasons to visit this newly popular superyacht destination.

The Canary Island of Lanzarote is perfectly placed en route from Europe to the Caribbean and is the closest land to the Atlantic crossing. Three luxury marinas and the Tourism board on the island have partnered to form Lanzarote Superyacht Destination having extended their superyacht services and shipyard facilities to accommodate superyachts up to 110 metres.

Lanzarote Superyacht Destination Marina Rubicón
Marina Rubicón

Long and short term berthing is available and the experienced shipyard can accept extensive refits and repairs, meaning the island is already earning a solid reputation within the yachting community.

Always a popular destination for the sailing community who like to take a break and source provisions before sailing to America or the Caribbean, Lanzarote is celebrated for the near perfect year round climate and water sports conditions as well as having excellent tax benefits.  

Lanzarote Superyacht Destination Marina Lanzarote
Marina Lanzarote

Three established luxury marinas each with its own personality and selection of world-class restaurants, bars and international stores provide a total of 1368 berths and 34 convenient superyacht berths.

The recently upgraded shipyard now has hoisting facilities that include a giant 820-tonne travel lift, over 20,000m² of yard area, two deep keel pits and a range of specialist services.

Lanzarote Superyacht Destination Marina Caleros
Marina Caleros

In 2015 Lanzarote was the first destination to receive Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification as a fully sustainable destination. The eco-friendly culture is ingrained into daily life on the island. You will be offered sustainable alternatives to most throw away items, provisioning can be done with minimal packaging, and for those yachts staying a while for a refit or repair, there is no better place to research and find materials that sit well with your own green policies.

Lanzarote has a gentle and temperate year-round climate, protected from major weather systems, making access for yachts easy throughout the year. The small amount of annual rainfall brings a welcome advantage for completing external painting or lengthy varnishing jobs, and offers ideal conditions for experiencing some of the curated superyacht island experiences now available.

Visiting the unique national parks full of extinct volcanoes should be high on your to do list, as well as enjoying some of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions in the world. Perhaps shopping at Dolce and Gabbana or Gucci without leaving the marina is more your bag, or having your own private tour of the most unusual vineyards you will ever have the pleasure of visiting.

Lanzarote Superyacht Destination Papagayo beach
Papagayo beach

The foodies amongst you will find Spanish and South American dishes intertwined with traditional berber recipes and elegant Mediterranean flavours.

Bib Gourmand restaurants blend world cuisine with traditional favourites that focus on locally sourced, organic ingredients and deliver simple dishes that are all about the taste and less about the ceremony.

The local white wine is truly outstanding and really must be tasted. The volcanic soil brings a uniquely fertile taste and the island has a number of hugely successful vineyards. The local cheeses compliment this wonderfully and are a delicacy in their own right. Delicious craft beers are a recent development with several emerging breweries creating beers each with their own personalities.

We could go on… and on. Find out more about this delightful and welcoming superyacht destination on their new website www.lanzarotesuperyacht.com or email info@lanzarotesuperyacht.com for further information and bookings.

This wonderful destination will be hosting a celebration during Monaco Yacht Show at booth DS1 just inside the entrance closest to Rascasse. Please join the team and share their famously delicious Lanzarote wines and cheese, complimented with music played by world class DJs. The celebration starts at 17:00 on Thursday 26th September. See you there!

FunAir inflatables on MY Sirocco

Superyacht Tenders & Toys launches eco-friendly watersports toy rental service in the Mediterranean

Leading independent tenders and toys consultancy expands European offering.

This month, Queen’s Award winner Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) has announced the opening of its new superyacht toys rental division in Monaco. The move comes in response to rising consumer demand and offers the company a base outside of the UK in the midst of uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

RS Aero foiling available from Superyacht Tenders and Toys

Open for business from spring 2019, the new department will specialise in eco-friendly rentals, including FunAir exclusive inflatables, RS sailing dinghies and electric toys such as the Seabob, Lift eFoil and bikes. Based in Monaco, SYTT’s rental service will be managed by Roxane Ducruet. Having worked in the yachting industry for a number of years, Roxane has a wealth of experience and a wide network of contacts having lived in Monaco her whole life.

SYTT managing director Josh Richardson commented, “With charter guests increasingly coming to SYTT to hire the latest and greatest watersports toys, investment into a Mediterranean rental outlet is the natural next step for the company.

“We have been supplying other rental operators throughout the Mediterranean for a long time, so it is a logical move to bring it in-house. By managing the rentals ourselves, we can offer clients our usual efficient service and ensure they get the best products at the best price.”

Josh continued, “Roxane is motivated, knowledgable and well-connected; she is a great fit for SYTT and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

FunAir climbing wall and slide on MY Sicrocco

SYTT will ensure competitive rates with broker-friendly pricing and credits towards future purchases with the aim of building a repeat-purchase customer base. One-way rentals will also be an option, with SYTT collecting the toys from the charter end destination.

SYTT sales agent Roxane Ducruet added, “ All the rental toys on offer are either electric or inflatable, which is not only better for the environment but they are also much more efficient to maintain versus petrol-powered toys. With our next-day shipping service, we will be able to offer a choice of toys delivered to anywhere in the Mediterranean at short notice.”

The portfolio of products available to hire includes Seabobs, Lift eFoil boards, Radinn Jetboards, RS sailing dinghies, yacht slides and a selection of in-stock inflatables from leading superyacht specialists FunAir. Stand-out toys on offer also include Yacht Golf, Yacht Joust and inflatable sailboats.

FunAir yacht golf and joust available from Superyacht Tenders and Toys

John Courtney, MD of Yachting at FunAir commented, “We are delighted to be chosen by SYTT as their exclusive inflatables partner for this venture. Our in-stock inflatables regularly assist charter vessels with last minute requests from guests, now they will be able to rent or buy a full toy box from Roxane and the team which is fantastic.”

In addition to watersports toys, SYTT has a fleet of Nautique boats for rental worldwide. From April, a new Super Air Nautique 210 will be available for central Mediterranean charter, which comes in addition to two G23s in the Greece and Ibiza areas. For US and Caribbean based yachts, SYTT has a Nautique G25 based in Fort Lauderdale.

Find out more at:

www.superyachttendersandtoys.com

www.funair.com

Nick stood taking photographs in Iceland

New Creative Director appointed at Global Superyacht Marketing

Following three years of continued growth, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Eaketts as our new Creative Director. Nick will head up our team of social media experts, Superyacht SEO specialists, designers, web developers, video editors and event managers to help us to deliver even more creative and strategic marketing solutions to our wide range of clients.

Nick has over 20 years’ experience in digital and traditional marketing, most recently in the role of Senior Marketing Executive with a market leading global company. Nick’s knowledge spans the entire spectrum of marketing activities from Google ad words and pay per click, to managing full service, cross-channel integrated campaigns. A talented photographer, designer and editor, he will support the fantastic existing team and bring valuable outside experiences and creative flair to GSM.

Sarrah Macey, CEO of Global Superyacht Marketing commented, “I’m thrilled with Nick’s appointment as Creative Director. Our portfolio of clients is growing every day, and this new appointment will ensure that we continue to provide the exceptional service that our clients expect. Nick’s knowledge and experience will also help us to provide a wider range of services to our customers and increase the return on their marketing activities.”

Nick has worked in the superyacht industry for the last two years and has previous experience working with UHNWI’s in the competitive horse racing sector. He understands the unique motivations and standards expected by the superyacht community and looks forward to working with GSM’s current and future clients.

Nick will be joining Sarrah at the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona at the end of April and can be reached at nick@globalsuperyachtmarketing.com, on LinkedIn, or via www.globalsuperyachtmarketing.com

Superyacht chefs at MYBA Charter Show

MYBA Charter Show 2019

Registration is open for the 2019 MYBA Charter Show which will be held from Tuesday 30th April until Friday 3rd May in One Ocean Port Vell Barcelona, and it seems like a great opportunity to share some of the early news reaching us about this years’ event.

There have been some strong hints towards a host of new names at the show that now kick starts the Mediterranean superyacht season. Yachts in attendance will be announced via the official MYBA social media channels, so be sure to follow them for updates here.

www.facebook.com/MYBA.WorldwideYachting

www.instagram.com/myba_worldwideyachting

On the exhibitor front, there is a “Loyal Exhibitor” scheme in place to offer well-deserved privileges to companies who have attended the show for at least 10 years prior to 2016 and at least once from 2011 to 2016. So, expect to see a number of familiar names and faces showcasing their products and services. It has also been confirmed that BWA Yachting will be the official sponsor for the third consecutive year. 

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A booth at MYBA Show

The Chef’s Competition will return this year with the challenge of preparing a vegetarian meal. In just 30 minutes, the participants will be preparing their best lacto vegetarian starters and desserts and a full vegan main course. We can’t wait to see what they come up with! Running in parallel will be a Table Service & Wine Pairing competition for the interior crew. For the second successive year the competition will be co-sponsored by Yachts International magazine and World Wine Services.

“All Hands On Deck” will also return for 2019, allowing the deck crew to get involved with some friendly competition. The premise is simple: the yacht is spending the whole day out at anchor, what original and ingenious ways can the crew find to keep the charter guests entertained? May the most creative team win!

Crew and guests at MYBA Charter Show

It’s shaping up to be a great event this year so we hope to see you there.

If you are yet to register for the MYBA Charter Show, the deadline is 16th March 2019 so be sure to visit mybashow.com for details.

patagonia titan fleet lauren l

An Adventurous Charter on an Unusual Superyacht | Lauren L in Patagonia

Located at the southern end of South America, sharing borders with Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is known for stunning views of the Andes Mountains as well as a landscape that includes deserts, volcanoes, glaciers and grasslands. Patagonia has two coasts: western facing the Pacific Ocean and eastern facing the Atlantic Ocean and this region guarantees an unforgettable charter experience for those who wish to visit an area of outstanding natural beauty and adventure into the unknown.

90m Lauren L is a most unique yacht. She has the classification of a passenger vessel so can comfortably host 36 guests in 20 cabins, and the seven star service and luxury fixtures of the world’s most prestigious superyachts.

patagonia glacier patagonia

Lauren L will be available to charter in Patagonia from January 8th in Puerto Williams, the southern-most city in the world. Here guests can enjoy trekking to the beautiful Cascade Los Bonces, visiting the last of the Yagan Indian community and enjoying a drink in the southern-most yacht club in the Americas at Marina Micalvi.

Patagonia has some truly wonderful natural formations; it is known for its numerous breath-taking glaciers, the most well known being Perito Moreno. On this adventure charter guests can enjoy trekking across ice fields, through wild forests and up traditional mountain paths. They can explore a UNESCO biosphere reserve often called the eighth wonder of the world; or choose to admire and share the view from the warmth and comfort of 90m MY Lauren L, or a helicopter tour.

Heli-skiing, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, stand up paddle-boarding and climbing are just some of the land based activities available. There are also options to visit local tribes, swim with whales, go caving, practice local crafts and observe the magnificent wildlife either on foot, ATV or 4×4 truck.

patagonia lauren l titan fleet

Lauren L has her own fully equipped on-board spa with treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms. However charter guests can also choose to travel to the remote and exclusive Puyuhuapi Lodge & SPA nestled in a fjord and known for its rejuvenating thermal hot springs.

For guests who wish to take memorable photographs (or are part of the Instagram generation) there are numerous astonishing landscapes to experience along with unusual species of animals native to Patagonia. On land, herds of wild horses mix with water wolves, the llama-like guanaco, pumas, cougars, foxes and deer.

In the water spot a singing humpback whale or a black and white Commerson’s dolphin (also known as the Panda Dolphin), or even use Lauren L’s scuba gear or submarine and meet them in their natural habitat. Along the shoreline or in a cave, guests may find a South American fur seal, some Magellanic Penguins, or an elephant seal and his harem of 50 female mates!

whale patagonia

Guests of any age will enjoy a charter on Lauren L. She has a soft playroom for keeping younger children entertained and extensive AV options for teens and adults. Lauren L also comes equipped with multiple tenders so smaller groups can explore different areas and engage in a range of activities at the same time.

Titan Fleet are giving charter guests the opportunity to explore rarely visited locations, visit isolated communities and see the stunning landscapes of Patagonia with activities to satisfy the wants and needs of any guest.

For more information, please visit : www.titanfleet.com

Aeriel Shot of Yachtneeds stand at MYS 2017

Where to go at MYS 2018 for the latest tech and the hottest parties!

With Monaco Yacht Show around the corner and recently being crowned the leading superyacht app to search and source onshore suppliers in the industry, YACHTNEEDS app thought they should share some of their statistics, and a list of six reasons why they think you should meet them at MYS 2018.

YACHTNEEDS STATISTICS:

Over 21,000+ Captains and Crew have downloaded and use the YACHTNEEDS app

Over 1,450,000 app screen views in 12 months

Over 26,000 onshore suppliers

Leading countries searched: United States, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom

Average time spent in the app – 3 minutes

Image of superyachts docked at Monaco Yacht Show

Six Reasons to meet team YACHTNEEDS…

1) YACHTNEEDS has seen over 1,400,000 page views of the app in the last 12 months, across the top ten yachting destinations in the world.

2) YACHTNEEDS has achieved over 21,000 downloads with a 35% user session growth rate in the last quarter. They will also be launching their brand new search feature soon that will change the way crew search the industry!

3) YACHTNEEDS currently offers it’s users a Service Directory of suppliers and products, a Chat and Social Platform and a training and recruitment platform to apply for jobs and courses. They also have two major announcements to make shortly about new products that will further benefit their users and your business.

4) YACHTNEEDS can strategically help your business target the relevant personnel you want to reach, in the right location at the right time of year with unrivalled accuracy.

5) They have proven results from many of the industries leading businesses and verified statistics to back that up.

6) They host a fantastic line up of events from 5pm onwards every afternoon at MYS at their booth by the Rascasse entrance and you are welcome to join them.

To meet with YACHTNEEDS app at MYS email info@yachtneeds.net or pop along and visit them at their booth DSE7 right by the Rascasse entrance to the show.

www.yachtneeds.net