When crew are ready to leave life at sea behind, many may find the transition to a fulfilling onshore role difficult. Finding employers who understand the transferable skills that crew possess can be a challenge. Founder of business consultancy TUVYC Titta Uoti-Väisänen experienced the disappointment firsthand during her transition when her hard-earned yachting qualifications meant very little to the world outside the industry. She has been based in Palma de Mallorca and the South of France for the past 15 years.

Life After Yachting,  we are joined by Will Faimatea, Director, Bond Technology Management & Consultancy,  the leading technical management company for on-board Audio Visual, IT,  communications, security and navigation systems for superyacht new  builds and refit projects.

Will shares his story of his own transition from onboard as an ETO, to moving onshore and building up a business in the superyacht industry, the notable qualities he sees in yacht crew considering moving to land based work, and what he would be looking for as a Business Advisor to budding entrepreneurs.

 

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No other screen in the world compares to The Wall 

 

What does the term “luxury” mean to you? A state of great comfort or elegance? The cost of a high value item? For many, it simply equates to freedom of choice, which is why technology specialist Bond has partnered with electronics giant Samsung to present the Luxury Living Lounge, showcasing The Wall.

 

Over the next two weeks, our Connecting Crew campaign will be sharing ideas for ship owners and seafarers on how to strengthen relationships on board to improve the mental wellbeing of the whole crew. This is particularly relevant during the current COVID-19 pandemic where seafarers are facing extended contracts and more time away from loved ones. But why is it important to our wellbeing to connect with others?

According to a 2018 International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) survey, a whopping 82 percent of superyacht
crew reported that they sometimes struggled with low crew morale, while 55 percent of female respondents found accessing mental health care an occasional or regular challenge.

 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent years, you may have noticed that TV screens are becoming bigger. Considerably bigger in fact, growing a whole 10 inches in size in the past decade alone, reports Forbes. The reason for this growth is not purely driven by our love of technology and gadgets (although the rise of the smartphone and the tablet would argue otherwise) but can instead be attributed to multiple elements.

 

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