In a world first, Rolls-Royce and Svitzer the global towage operator have demonstrated a remotely operated commercial vessel. A demonstration of a 28-meter-long tugboat safely conducted a number of maneuvers in Copenhagen harbor whilst being controlled by the Captain ashore in a control room.  The captain, stationed at a remote base at Svitzer headquarters, berthed the vessel…

Crew members in France working on vessels for more than three months must now be enrolled under the French Social Security regime. The ‘Décret was introduced from 1st July 2017 and has been met with great concerns from the superyacht industry. Hill Robinson, a yacht management firm based in the South of France has taken action…

Will Smith, his wife Jada and family recently cleaned up three beaches on the island of Antipaxos whilst cruising the Ionian Sea in Western Greece on a yacht. They couldn’t stand seeing the beautiful beaches littered with trash and decided to do something about it. Will’s sixteen-year old daughter, Willow, posted about the clean the beaches action on…

Explore some of the most exciting superyacht concepts and ideas through the new ‘Futureyachts’ annual by Boat International media. The 2017 edition is a showcase for the innovative yachts of tomorrow. From floating hotels to sail-assisted yachts, studios and yards are churning with new ideas. With new technologies and cutting-edge materials, the yachting industry is evolving…

Yacht Crew salary

Every year Dockwalk collates information from their online salary survey and produces a very interesting and useful report for crew to understand the average wages in the industry. The more information collected the more informative the results shall be so we are encouraging crew to take a moment and visit the dockwalk website to answer 6…

Deckhand Nate discusses his recent career change with AYC Superyacht Recruitment and his new position as the deckhand on a world cruising yacht after launching into the yachting industry through the Galileo Maritime Academy Superyacht Deckhand Course in Phuket, Thailand. As customer service representative for an Electronics company, Nate yearned to be outdoors and exploring…

Following the success of the 2016 Thailand Yacht Show, organisers have now turned their attention to the 2017 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS), which will take place from 6 to 9 April 2017 at One°15 Marina Club Sentosa Cove. Andy Treadwell, Managing Director of both shows, said: “We are very proud of what…

Voyagers can now tour the Titanic in a specially designed Titanium and Carbon Fiber submersible, guided by a crew of experts. The first expedition will enable adventurers to glide over the ships deck and famous grand staircase capturing a view that very few have ever seen, or ever will. On 14th April 1912 RMS Titanic…

A bizarre new policy has been introduced by the St Maarten Government Ministry to restrict movements of crewmembers who intend to transfer via SXM for the purpose of connecting to a plane, boat, yacht or cruise ship. Visa restricted crewmembers shall only be permitted an initial stay of 30days and up to a maximum of…

Innovative construction techniques and lighter, faster materials used by the craftsman at Finlands Baltic Yachts have landed them the prestigious award of best sailing yacht in the 24 – 40m category. The modern high performance Baltic 115 sailing yacht ‘Nikata features an all-carbon design which is lighter and faster than traditionally built Aluminium yachts. This spectactular…

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