Published Articles

Captain Jacotine has provided insight and opinion on a number of superyacht topics.  Below is a selection of published articles, please click the image for the full text…

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The Superyacht Owner – Issue 12

Crunching Numbers

Investing in a new build, an educated owner will be aware of exactly where his money is going and how costs will evolve alongside the build. But informed owners also know that budgeting doesn’t end with delivery. Lulu Trask shows the importance of getting involved in creating a realistic operating budget for your yacht…

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The Superyacht Report – Issue 158

Cracking the Code

Captain Malcolm Jacotine looks at some of the non-technical issues related to the Passenger Yacht Code in order to help potential owners and other stakeholders better understand the differences for private or commercial yachts carrying greater than 12 PAX…

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The Superyacht Owner – Issue 15

Fight or Flight

Helicopters and helipads are becoming increasingly requested features on board superyachts but including heli-facilities is more complex than simply making sure there is space. Lulu Trask looks at what needs to be considered when making your yacht chopper ready…

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The Crew Report – Issue 65

The Small Print

In issue 65 of The Crew Report we asked the industry’s leading refit yards to share their experiences of working with crew, concluding the most important role of crew, and sometimes the most neglected, was putting together of the refit contract…

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The Superyacht Report – Issue 151

All Hands on Deck

At the latest instalment in a series of discussions on the facets on superyacht refit The Superyacht Report met with members of the ICOMIA Refit Group and Captain Malcolm Jacotine at the Monaco Yacht Show to discuss the role that crewmembers play in ensuring an efficient and ultimately successful refit…

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The Crew Report – Issue 67

The Golden Ticket

After 25 years at sea holding a Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Master of Yachts less than 3,000gt and Officer of the Watch (OOW) Unlimited from his time in the Merchant Navy, Captain Malcolm Jacotine gave up his nine-year job as captain of 64m Lady Marina and moved to Australia to complete his Masters Unlimited…

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