A Culture of Adjustment…Hours of Work and Rest

I must admit to a bit of plagiarism here as the title, in part, comes from the World Maritime University (WMU) Report1 into the hours of work and rest (HOWR) in the shipping industry – link at the bottom.  When I saw the title, read, then reflected on its contents, it became clear there were […]

Crew Rotation In The Superyacht Industry – Part II

Following our last post and feedback, we take a deeper look at rotation. We believe the benefits for crew are well understood, so in this piece we focus mainly on how rotation can improve yacht ownership and whether the benefits outweigh any additional costs involved? With traditional leave arrangements, crew normally take their accrued leave […]

Crew Rotation In the Superyacht Industry – Part I

Although commercial shipping has rotated crew for many years, it is a recent phenomenon in the superyacht industry. It started to become a reality on yachts first with engineers, and then on the larger yachts where manning regulations required officers with STCW qualifications. When rotation first started is a little unclear; it was certainly in […]

Yacht and Commercial Qualifications and the Path to Yachts >3000gt

With the superyacht fleet >3000gt still growing, I thought it worthwhile to look at the difference between Yacht and Commercial qualifications, the various pathways to an Unlimited CoC and, some considerations to factor into your choice of pathway. A Little Background We know that education, training and experience are vital to ensuring safety on yachts […]

EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND COMMAND MENTORING FOR SUPERYACHT CAPTAINS

The expectations and responsibilities placed on Captains has increased,  OnlyCaptains recognised this and has launched the first Executive Search and Command Mentoring service for Yacht Captains. The success of a yacht and the ownership experience relies heavily on the competencies and character of the Captain, but how does an Owner effectively recruit and retain the […]