Digital Dockwalk 2021 editions

Essential reading for superyacht captains and superyacht crew 

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December 2021

Diving Delights   People are opting for more outdoor activities than ever before and yachts may remain in one region for longer periods due to restrictions. Crew and dive specialists share the best diving spots around the world.

Micro Self-Care   With little free time, it can be a struggle to find time for self-care when all you to do is sleep. Read more on how you can weave in micro-acts of self-care during those hidden moments throughout the day.

Easy Does It   Free inter-island travel is still a pipe dream, but the hurdles are lessening due to increased vaccinations. Find out what to expect from this Caribbean charter season, toys to entertain guests, and some socially distant spots.

Plus: News & News and Gear

November 2021

Skill Up for Adventure   Sometimes you need that completely new activity to add some action into your downtime. From ice climbing and tandem paragliding to backpacking and foraging for mushrooms, check out these 12 adventure travel ideas for your next trip.

FLIBS Goes On   The 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take over the docks in South Florida. Check out our preview of the 2021 boat show and what you should know.

Training's New Reality   Because of the pandemic, the crew training space also went from brick-and-mortar classrooms to e-learning. Several seasoned crew training experts discuss why this hybrid teaching style might be the revolutionary change we've needed.

Plus: News & News and Gear

October 2021

It's Not Easy Being Green (Crew)   Once you land that first crew job on a yacht, you can't afford to rest on your laurels. Recruiters and senior crew share tips for thriving in yachting, acing life on board, and finding career contentment.

All You Need is Love   The yachting industry welcomes anyone as long as they work hard and are willing to be a team player, no matter who they love. We spoke with six couples in the LGBTQIA+ community to hear their stories and advice for making relationships on board.

Exit Strategy   Whenever the yachting lifestyle no longer suits you, you need to be prepared for the transition ashore. Industry experts and crew who have made the move to land discuss planning and what you should know about life after yachting.

Marina Special   Considering marinas are like second homes, every detail and amenity can make a difference. Check out our marina special for insight into the design of today's marinas, how marinas make an impact in their communities, and the latest updates.

Plus: News & News and Gear

September 2021

A Crew Market   The results of Dockwalk’s online Salary Survey and data shared from nine crew agencies is here. Our guide to crew compensation covers positions on vessels of varying sizes, plus this year’s placement trends and how the crew market compares to last year.

Return to Monaco   While the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show won’t be exactly the same as the one in our memories, it’ll still be a sight to see. From safety measures, new exhibitions, and yachts making their debuts, check out our show preview.

Planning for Financial Freedom   As your circumstanes change over time, it’s natural to reassess your finances and adapt. Financial experts and crew discuss what to consider when re-evaluating your priorities and offer advice to better prepare for your future.

Plus: News & News and Gear

August 2021

Happy Trails Over the past year, we've also been rethinking how we travel and perhaps opting to get away by car instead. We've rounded up some of the best road trips to take from popular yachting destinations.

Re-Inventing the Wheel? Countless hours of construction and design, not to mention cost, and yet down the road, someone will discover something that wasn't accounted for. Industry experts and crew share their innovative tweaks they would make on board.

Refit Special Having a great team can help a refit period go as smoothly as possible. Check out our special for advice on preparing and managing a project, the art of converting a commercial vessel into an expedition yacht, and the transformation of M/Y Hannah.

Plus: News & News and Gear

July 2021

What's Up Down Under?   Read up on Australia and New Zealand's conservation efforts and world-class refit facilities. At press time, the COVID information published was up to date. However, because of a recent surge in cases, a pause to the trans-Tasman travel bubble has been placed for travel from certain Australian states. (For the latest: click here.) 

The Ultimate Superyacht Cinema Experience   As yachts get larger with more interest in remote destinations, the need for solid onboard entertainment is increasing. Industry experts discuss the future of superyacht cinemas, and what to know when creating your own next-generation cinema at sea.

Special: Tenders & Toys   Every year, Dockwalk rounds up the latest and greatest tenders and toys to consider for the vessel. From FunAir and AquaBanas to Ocean 1 Yachts and Williams Jet Tenders, these products are sure to be a hit with crew and guests alike for the summer and beyond.

Plus: News & News and Gear

June 2021

Building an Interior Dream Team   Stew and industry training experts share interior training’s progression over the last 20 years, plus they offer insight into how onboard training can help a team become better.

Don't Get Wasted   Seven superyacht chefs and three sustainability gurus discuss a variety of creative ways to minimize food waste, so you can soothe your conscience while still tantalizing the tastebuds.

Future Fuels   Incremental improvements won’t be enough to reduce emissions and move toward a greener future in yachting. Industry professionals discuss the potential solutions and future fuels for yachting to reach a fossil-free state.

Plus: News and News & Gear

May 2021

Acing the Interview   Although the interview process hasn’t changed much, there are some key details that shouldn’t be overlooked. Crew agents share what job searching and interview looks like during the pandemic, video interviewing prep tips, and mistakes to avoid.

The Human Factor   Ensuring safety maintains a priority with owners and guests on board and that crew understand their role can strengthen the yacht's safety culture. Captains and senior officers tell us their tips for establishing and maintaining that culture on board.

Reducing Risk   In yachting, some actions and jobs carry an above-average level of risk but aren’t adequately assessed. Chief Engineer John Pierce discusses performing risk assessments before undertaking a task on board to contribute to a safer workplace and prevent incidents.

Plus: News & News and Gear

April 2021

Kid Conduct   While not officially in the job description, entertaining children can become part of the crew's responsibilities. Captains and crew share their stories and advice on dealing with various age groups.

Stay Covered   Even with vaccines, we're still a long way from returning to how it used to be. Find out the five things you need to know about insurance during a pandemic, which include notable policy changes.

The Age of Autonomy   AI's presence continues to increase and has the potential to change vessels, shipping, and even yachting. Industry professionals and experts discuss the future of autonomous ships and AI.

Plus: News & News and Gear

March 2021

Stressed to the Max?   Now more than ever, it's important to work to alleviate stress and figure out methods that work for you. Experts, along with a stew, share ways to manage stress and tools to maintain your wellbeing.

Just What the Doctor Ordered   As health-related tech advances and medical equipment becomes more compact, the medical toolkit expands. Industry and medical professionals discuss how first aid is changing on board.

Taming an Invisible Threat   Starting on January 1, 2021, the IMO requires that the yacht's safety management system take cyber risk management into account. Experts discuss risks and vulnerabilities and how to be code-compliant.

Plus: News & News and Gear

February 2021

The World of Wine   Experts share what you should know of the emerging wine options and trends, including natural wines and those from lesser-known regions, so you can impress those willing to embrace new trends.

Cooking During COVID   Ensuring the safety of the galley, guests, and crew may mean changing up standard procedures. Chefs and industry professionals discuss their advice and suggestions to keep everyone safe.

Happy Crew = Happy Captain   While crew may have been the most prepared for the past year, working within an onboard bubble can still take a toll on welfare. Team-building specialists gave us their tips on how to support a happy crew.

Plus: News & News and Gear

January 2021

Delayed Gratification   Like every other industry, superyacht production has been greatly affected by the pandemic. From trends to data on new builds and delayed projects, take a look at BOAT International's annual Global Order Book.

An Oasis at Sea   While Capt. Roberto Cuomo developed a passion for the sea as a teenager. Now in command of Benetti's 41.14-meter M/Y Rebeca, he shared some of the challenges of her delivery.

Below Deck   The days where crew spaces were an afterthought are in the past. Three leading yacht designers share their approach to crew quarters and spaces, challenges, and insider tips on maximizing space.

Plus: News & News and Gear