Digital Dockwalk 2022 editions

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June 2022

Shades of Green   Look at the labels of cleaning products can provide some insight into how environmentally friendly the product is — if you know how to read it. Eco and yachting experts share how to decode the labels and terminology and find clean products.

Superyacht Sustainability   As technology and products continue to improve, they are also being developed with consideration of their environmental impact. Industry professionals discuss how they’re tackling the challenge throughout the yacht’s life cycle, including design, construction, and operation.

Event: Chefs Battle for Supremacy   For the Yacht Club de Monaco’s Superyacht Chef competition, nine chefs had to craft a dish from a basket of mystery ingredients and were penalized for any left unused per the new anti-waste criteria. Read more about Chef Nicolas Petit of M/Y Latitude’s winning plate.

Plus: News and News & Gear

May 2022

Get Down to Business   Crewmembers around the world have found success opening their own businesses, and they weighed in on what they learned in the process and offered their advice for those looking to get a start in entrepreneurship.

Sizing Them Up   When it comes to being a crewmember, beginning on smaller or larger boats can affect the experience and skills picked up on the job. Industry experts and crew discuss the differences and if yacht size truly matters to your career advancement opportunities.

Marina Special   Check out this issue’s marina special where crew share the characteristics of their perfect marina, the latest in marina news, and get insight into our global marina and destination guide Superports.

Plus: News and News & Gear

April 2022

The Feel-Good Factor   Yacht uniforms have not changed much design or aesthetic wise, but they’ve advanced through improved comfort and enhanced durability and sustainability. Some of the industry’s top uniform companies share the latest trends and innovations, along with what’s on the horizon for crew uniforms.

The Shipping Blues   Here’s what you need to know to plan your next yacht transport, including different options and how the process has changed. PSA: Booking early is more important than ever and the cost has also increased dramatically.

Captains’ Club Spotlight   Now at the helm of 43-meter Sanlorenzo M/Y Globas, Capt. James Johnson was a keen sailor early on. He reveals his other passion, favorite cruising destination, and most memorable moment on board.

Plus: News & News and Gear

March 2022

Going Virtual     Here’s the breakdown of the history of crypto and NFTs, their rise, and what you should know before spending your hard-earned money on these virtual assets.

Safety on Deck     From knowing what tasks need particular attention and running deck safety drills to the overlooked matters on board, captains and crew share their experiences on deck and advice for preventing accidents.

Captains’ Club: Capt. Marcus Desaunois     At the helm of 47-meter M/Y LARS, Capt. Marcus Desaunois shares the elements in his life that led him to yachting and his industry insights, including his trick for keeping guests entertained and his biggest crew challenge.

Plus: News & News and Gear

February 2022

The Love Boat   Whether it’s working and living together aboard the same vessel or juggling changing schedules and distance, crew have to learn and adjust to make their relationships work. Several couples share their struggles, tips for creating stronger relationships and careers, along with advice on how not to be that couple on board.

Rotation on the Rise  Between high crew turnover and people reassessing their priorities, there’s been a fast-growing trend of rotation requests and yachts working to improve their packages to improve retention. Industry experts provide their insight and provide tips to making a rotational program run smoothly.

Captains’ Club: Capt. William Beez Evans   He shares his insights into the yachting industry, including his journey to becoming a captain, his love for the Virgin Islands, plus his favorites spots to explore and dive. 

Plus: News & News and Gear

January 2022

Rising Above the Turmoil   While the effects of the pandemic delayed and complicated yacht production, the industry is bouncing back. BOAT International Media's annual Global Order Book shows this year's trends from info from the top-tier builders to active shipyards, read about the state of the industry and its outlook.

Preparing for Difficult Passages   No matter how ruggedly built and well-equipped a yacht may be, it's the captain's planning that makes all the difference. Captains share their tips for preparing for a tough passage, from weather routing to hiring a local guide and sourcing fresh produce.

FLIBS: Moving Forward   With some people skipping last year's show, the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show saw the return of attendees and events, along with some making their debuts. Check out our coverage and photos from the show and beyond. 

Plus: News & News and Gear