We recently had the unique opportunity to travel 9,800 nm with DYT owned, Yacht Express from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the remote French Polynesian island of Tahiti. This is an engineering perspective of the journey.
2019 was Seahub’s busiest year yet! The team at Seahub are, at heart, ocean loving yachties. They enjoy being on the water, working with yachts, attending boat shows, crawling around engine rooms and traveling around the global to hand over accounts to our users. 2019 was full of travel, plenty of good times and successful deployments both for Seahub users and the system itself.
An Engineering handover plays an enormous part in a smooth transition for engineers entering new roles. Handovers can take on many forms and opinions on the best approach are varied between many in the engineering fraternity.
Viareggio is without a doubt the boat building capital of Italy. With over a dozen yacht builders in the vicinity, this bustling yacht building and refit hub is home to many world famous yacht builders and shipyards including Benetti, Sanlorenzo and Perini Navi.
Luxury estates come in all designs and colours and are scattered throughout the world many with glamourous architecture, extravagant pools, grand dining halls, tennis courts and so on. There are many parallels between the luxury estate market and the superyacht industry.
Seahub has been celebrated as an award winning software at the 2019 Australian Marine Industry Awards at the Gold Coast. The annual event has quickly become one of the premier industry events for marine businesses and stakeholders in Australia.
Vessels of all sizes routinely need scheduled haul outs in order to keep yachts in a safe and functioning state. Standard operating procedures (or SOP’s) are critical in ensuring the vessel is prepared for dry dock as well as splashing back into the water upon completion.
International Safety Management, or ISM, is a safety standard that many Captains and officers have an in depth understanding of. Many vessels voluntarily chose to enforce the ISM code in order to run the safetst possible programs onboard. In the ever changing superyacht industry, ISM compliance is becoming increasingly more dependant on digital platforms to enable Captains, management and crew more tools to keep on top of their safety and compliance responsibilities.
Unplanned breakdowns are costly recurrences on all superyachts. With an established maintenance plan in place the quantity of breakdowns can be significantly reduced. However, it is inevitable that some slip through the cracks. Seahub’s defect log gives users another tool for managing the life of your machinery and a central place to log, track and close out defects onboard.
Whether your an owner of a 250ft superyacht in the Caribbean or the owner of a 75ft Riviera here in Australia, the one thing they have in common are both vessel require routine and regular maintenance in order to operate smoothly. Running with a digital vessel maintenance log these days is simple with Seahub – Yacht Maintenance Software and is becoming common place on vessels of all sizes.
Sea Shepherd Global’s ocean going vessels have recently made the operational switch to Seahub to manage all fleet maintenance for their 4 direct action vessels. The Seahub support team have worked closely with the Australian based fleet manager and vessel engineers to transition from using spreadsheets and paper based records to a multi-platform digital solution. Here is a recount of the experience working so far with Sea Shepard Global.
New Build, M/Y Sosa is full steam ahead into a busy Mediterranean season after successfully launching in late April this year from the San Lorenzo yard in Italy. After an extensive build phase Chief Engineer Edward Robertson finally had some time to breathe and bring us in to implement a planned maintenance system tailored to their build. After spending time onboard in late May with the M/Y Sosa crew, we caught up with Edward to see how Seahub is working out for him.
Seahub enjoyed a successful week in Sanctuary Cove for the 2018 Australian Superyacht & Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Adding to a great opportunity to network and further understand the local marine industry landscape, Seahub took out the award for the Best Marine Export Performer of the Year at the 2018 Australian Marine Industry Awards.
With the conclusion of another successful Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference (APSC) and Singapore Yacht Show (SYS), it’s clear why businesses and yacht lovers flock to this beautiful part of the world each year. Seahub took the opportunity to attend the 2018 events and learn more about the Asian market and cement strategic relationships with a number of local stakeholders.
We caught up with DCV Marine’s Rhett Sullivan to talk planned maintenance software and how his ongoing work as an AMSA Accredited Surveyor has been affected by the introduction of digital software.
Seahub are excited to announce they will be working with ECA Maritime College (ECA) toprovide access to a state of the art, highly sort after Maintenance Software solution.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, also known as AMSA, is clamping down on legislation and regulations in the Australian marine industry. Vessels are having to adjust not only their survey requirements but also how they manage processes onboard, including maintenance tracking and record keeping. With these positive changes in mind, the team at Seahub have adapted to the changing environment in the Australian market to ensure vessels have the best PMS tool available to satisfy their Safety Management System (SMS) and maritime law.
We caught up with Leonard Teo, a highly experienced Yacht Manager in Singapore to discuss how Seahub is working out for him and his team managing their fleet. Operating out of the world class One Degree 15 Marina in Singapore and with an array of vessels under their management, Seahub has improved the way maintenance is tracked and recorded and continues to deliver real value to their business.
There can be no denying the power that digitalization and the mobilization of devices has delivered the superyacht industry over the past decade. These forces are truly global and far-reaching. The ability to bring departments together and have real time and detailed communication with shore support and yacht management is resulting in more reliable yacht programs. All of which result in better experiences for owners, guest and crew.
Unmanned machinery spaces, or UMS as its more commonly known as, is no strange word to the superyacht industry. UMS has been around for sometime now, with technological advances increasing its effectiveness and boat builders becoming more innovative with emerging possibilities. Manned vs Unmanned? What will the future entail for UMS?
Implementing a planned maintenance system (PMS) onboard serves more than just a tool to create your maintenance plan. Some engineers and Captains prefer paper based record keeping, others prefer alternative digital spread sheets.
If you are on the front foot with preventative maintenance, you already take and analyse oils samples frequently. Lab reports play a big part in analysing the condition of your engines, generators and other lubricant reliant systems onboard.
Safety training and reporting is paramount to a vessel’s operational integrity and the overall safety of the vessel, crew and guests. This month we caught up with Chief Officer, Archie Berrow, of a 60m motor yacht to give us his insight into managing drills and safety reporting onboard.
The decision to pursue a career as a superyacht engineer requires a commitment to learning a vast array of skills and principles. The superyacht industry consists of engineers from a number of backgrounds. Merchant sailors, trades men and women, technicians as well as university graduates are just a few of the backgrounds we see in our industries engineering talent.
Crew turnover. It’s a common reality in yachting. Yacht crew move around chasing the next best itinerary, bigger boats and smaller boats or the next big promotion. Many believe advancing through various programs exposes you to a greater range of skills allowing you to grow both professionally and personally. Others suggest moving through the ranks onboard on a single vessel is the key to a long lasting and happy career in yachting.
Developing an effective cloud based maintenance platform is only half the battle. Behind every successful software solution is an effective support mechanism. The decision to build Seahub in Australia was a no brainer. Its reputation as a technology world leader is well known in technology circles. While some support systems are outsourced to low cost offshore locations, Hunter Oceanic decided to maintain a high level of service by keeping the support and installation resources in Australia. Is it worth the additional cost? You bet.
Yacht management software is continuing to drive advancements in the global superyacht industry. Management and crew are enjoying the benefits of having a highly organised, process improving tool at their finger tips on an increasing number of yachts navigating the globe today.
We caught up with rotational Chief Engineer Steve, who uses Seahub on a daily basis to find out how he is managing his engineering program onboard a world cruising 88m Feadship.
Kicking off in July is a new innovation from the team at Seahub. Strap yourself in for #Seahubexperiment month where we will demonstrate first hand how Seahub is used onboard a 40m superyacht. The aim? To show you how Seahub yacht maintenance software is used on a daily basis as part of effectively managing an engineering program onboard a busy yacht program.
We caught up with Engineer, Treymayne Johnson to discuss how his new planned maintenance system (PMS), Seahub is working out for them onboard their 130ft Westport yacht
A great deal of our yacht maintenance software R&D revolves around engaging current and previous Engineers to hear their approach towards managing engineering programs onboard super yachts. It’s a process we enjoy and find the most constructive when considering our next developmental move or how to fine turn functionality we may already have in place.
The latest yacht maintenance software on the market was the result of two yacht engineers and mates who often got together on a Friday night to chat about the week that was.