IYT Combats Counterfeit Marine Certificates

Crew-placement agencies, yacht-management companies, and more are increasingly encountering counterfeit marine certificates. Some of these are of such good quality that they’ve fooled a number of reputable yachting-industry professionals. Until, that is, a check of the school listed on the certificate reveals it doesn’t exist. International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) has a solution that it Continue reading


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Yacht Captains Association Growing Ranks

A year after it was established, the Yacht Captains Association is opening membership to first officers. The non-profit organization is also offering health insurance to its members. Created to further professional development and overall professionalism in yachting, plus influence maritime policies, the Yacht Captains Association is the first of its kind. It counts members from Continue reading


Internet at Sea: Connectivity Issues for Crewmembers

Our addiction to our mobile devices means we text, Tweet, and talk all day long. When it comes to Internet usage aboard megayachts, there’s widespread—and incorrect—assumption that our connection will be fast and consistent everywhere, every time. NSSLGlobal, which provides more than 150 megayachts worldwide with satellite communications services, recently found that nearly 50 percent Continue reading