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

Monaco Yacht Show 2019

The 2019 Monaco Yacht Show in numbers

The 2019 Monaco Yacht Show ran from 25 to 28 September 2019, and featured the most impressive fleet of superyachts in its history and attracted a record-breaking number of exhibitors.

The feedback from the exhibitors has been pragmatic and positive. The MYS private concierge service invited over 200 VIP visitors, the majority of which came from the United States, Russia, England, China and India to visit the various superyachts up for sale or charter. Exhibitors noted a definite trend in visitor profile: a broader range of countries, a wider age bracket, and serious intentions to buy or charter.

The MYS unveiled some of the latest superyacht projects, technologies and joint ventures, thus confirming its status as a major annual event in the world of luxury yachting. The show is a true catalyst for future trends in the yachting world, as has proved itself to be a must visit event in the calendars of future owners and yachting professionals, a fact confirmed by the increase in attendance this year (31,565 visitors compared to 30,400 in 2018).

The most impressive fleet of superyachts ever exhibited at Monaco Yacht Show

This years event showcased 125 superyachts with an estimated total worth of around €4 billion*, the most impressive fleet of vessels ever to be presented in the shows 29 year history. The superyacht exhibition included 44 new models and 14 megayachts over 70 metres in length – including 2 over 100m! The average price for a motoryacht exhibited at the show reached €37.8 million this year. This year saw a tendency towards “greener” yachts and enhanced performance in terms of technology, speed and design.

600 exhibitors

A large portion of Port Hercule was organised into different themed areas occupied by 600 exhibitors including yacht builders, brokers and designers. Tender and water toy manufacturers exhibited 55 pieces of equipment, the majority of which were being presented for the very first time. The yacht show’s Car Deck displayed 30 collector or custom-built cars and motorbikes, while the Parvis Piscine tent was dedicated to luxury products and services. Its fully revamped Upper Deck Lounge, reserved for the show’s partners from the luxury industry, spanned over 2 floors.

Prize-winning superyachts

Four prizes were awarded at the 6th Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards ceremony. The winners comprised of three vessels. Attila (64m, Sanlorenzo) received the MYS/RINA Award for its design, which complies with the environmental standards established by RINA, the Italian company in charge of classifying superyachts. TIS, a brand new 111-metre yacht by German shipyard Lürssen, received the MYS Interior Design Award. Excellence (80m, Abeking & Rasmussen) won two prizes: the MYS Exterior Design Award, and the ceremony’s most prestigious award, the MYS Finest New Superyacht Award.

Monaco Yacht Summit

Immediately before the Superyacht Awards ceremony, the MYS hosted the 4th edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit. A range of yachting-related subjects were discussed by some 40 participants interested in purchasing or chartering a yacht in the near future.

All eyes are now fixed on next years event which will run from 23-26 September 2020 and will see the show celebrating its 30th anniversary.

*Joint analysis with SuperYacht Times

Iconic wine book by onshore cellars

New ‘Iconic’ Book by Onshore Cellars Launching For the Yachting Industry

Iconic is the talk of the industry, as this year’s MYBA show in Barcelona Approaches. To showcase the top 100 wines to stock on superyachts, Onshore Cellars announce the launch of a brand new book, Iconic at MYBA on the 23rd April.

Onshore Cellars, following years of experience have listed in Iconic their top 100 all time favourite producers internationally, including some of the most interesting and exciting wines that they have ever come across.

Onshore Iconic Packshot Inner

Ed and Jess Dunnett first established Onshore Cellars in 2013 following many years of experience working on yachts. They opened a wine shop in 2017 based in Antibes in the centre of the old town offering customers an extensive range of wines, regular tasting evenings as well as the option to store wine in the large temperature controlled warehouse facility. Today’s team also includes Rosie Clarkson who holds her WSET Diploma and worked in the wine trade in London for 10 years and Rod Smith MW who has over 10 years of experience provisioning wine to yachts.

Owner of Onshore Cellars, Edward Dunnett, comments: “This book is designed to highlight the skills of the fantastic winemakers that we are lucky enough to work with, and the passion that shines through in their wines. Designed to appeal to the wine collector and enthusiast alike we hope you will enjoy this collection of interviews, stories and tasting notes as you partake in this journey with us.”

Onshore Iconic book cover wine wide

Following the MYBA Show Onshore Cellars will be offering collectors the chance to try each wine and the option of buying a case or just a bottle of each of the 100 Iconic wines featured in their book.

Onshore Cellars was the first to launch an online wine shop for the yachting industry. The website has both the option to get a quote and order online, making provisioning easy and simple. Iconic also has a fully interactive website to go alongside the book with over 1,000 wines available for delivery worldwide.

Onshore Cellars will be at stand 49 for the MYBA Show and is thrilled to be joined by Ridgeview Sparkling Wine from England, Angel Champagne and l’Orangerie liquor from Monaco, which are all brand new exclusive releases into the yachting industry.

If you would like to request a physical or digital copy of Iconic then please contact Onshore Cellars – info@onshorecellars.com

FunAir joins the United States Superyacht Association with premier space in new area of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

FunAir have recently joined the USSA and have the premier space in the new American section of the Superyacht Pavilion. American born FunAir can be found at the entrance to the new American section and opposite the USSA Lounge at booth 801.

The leading superyacht inflatables manufacturer will be showcasing a new lounger design, the popular Climbing Wall and in partnership with Oceanemo, the Sports Utility Yacht, a range of 3D printed replica FunAir products on a mesmerising digital display table.

Having recently launched the all new FunAir Playground and Junior BigAir Blob, FunAir will be meeting with Owners and Captains at FLIBS to get feedback on new products and discuss the next big launch in inflatable yacht toys.

A redesign of a firm family favourite, the FunAir Playground has a slide, climbing frame and leaving off point for a smaller version of the very popular BigAir Blob, which like its big brother has stabilising outriggers that stop it turning in the ocean, and an inflatable stand-off that keeps it in place. Friends and siblings can jump from the playground straight onto the blob and launch their partners into the air.

The Playground can be tethered to the yacht out at anchor, and also works as the perfect accessory for families when it is secured in shallower waters on beach days.

Standing 3.5m tall when inflated, the playground has non-slip material on the steps, comfort grip climbing holds and ultra slick vinyl. This eliminates the need for a coversheet and reduces weight and pack size. The Junior Big Air Blob is also made from commercial grade 1000 denier PVC with FR and UV ratings. Total set up time is just 30 minutes.

To contact FunAir directly please email yachting@funair.com, or call John Courtney on +1 512 751 4276.

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For details of events in the new American Pavilion, here is a link:

http://www.ussuperyacht.com/super-yacht/general/ussas-american-pavilion-schedule-of-events-2017

Porto Mirabello superyacht marina

A Season of Success for Porto Mirabello, La Spezia, Italy.

Still a relatively new marina, built out of the sea in 2010, Porto Mirabello is enjoying a very busy and successful summer season in 2017.

This year they have noticed a marked increase in seasonal transits hosting 55 % more superyachts in 2017 compared to the previous year.  As the only dedicated luxury marina for superyachts up to 130m in Italy, many of the most exclusive yachts have stayed at the port in the last few months including MY Savannah, MY Main, MY Grace E, MY BookEnds, MY Just J’s, MY Achillies, MY Emuna, MY Romea, MY Samar and MY Serenity.

Owner of the marina, Alessandro Menozzi commented, “We have worked hard to ensure our marina has all the services and facilities needed for busy yachts. We make life easy for Captains who visit the marina, providing a 7* multilingual concierge team who will solve any problem, and help to make staying at the marina the preferred choice for every yacht.

Our Wellness Centre, 11 restaurants and bars, 25m swimming pool, private BBQ terrace and gourmet food delivery service mean that crew can facilitate a quick turn over between charters, and find time to relax in the marina.”

 

Porto Mirabello, Poets Lounge Terrace

 

Location plays an important role in deciding which port to visit, whether you are a charter or private vessel. Porto Mirabello, in La Spezia is in the middle of a city full of cultural highlights, and next to the most prestigious locations in Italy such as Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio and Portofino. Porto Venere is just 2NM, Forte Marmi a short car journey and you can be in Milan in 45 minutes from the helicopter pad. The marina, nestled in the Gulf of Poets, is also among the most sheltered in the world.

Security has been an important factor in why more yachts have stayed at Porto Mirabello. The team has achieved the approval of the Port Facility Security Plan, which is necessary for the alignment of the harbour structure for the International Ship and Port Facilities Security Code certification. This means the marina has greater control measures in place for access to areas intended to host yachts greater than 500 tons, and owners and Captains can enjoy a completely private space in the Megayacht Quay and Poets Lounge and Terrace.

Porto Mirabello offers a unique combination of an elegant, clean and luxurious marina with top level superyacht services, packaged with the convenience of having a dedicated shipyard on site, and the back up of 80% of the most important Italian shipyards within 22 NM of the port.

Follow Porto Mirabello on social media to find out about the latest activities and many new improvements to the port.

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