Press Release Archive - Training

Thu, 22 Feb 2024

Aeolus collaboration offers a compelling path to future-proof yachting

In late summer 2022, custom yacht builder Oceanco hosted a roundtable to discuss a revolutionary vessel concept – Aeolus – that would set new standards in superyacht design. Bringing together some of the sharpest creative and technical minds from the yacht industry and beyond, the meeting aligned with the goals of Oceanco ‘NXT’, an initiative that seeks to respond to evolving attitudes by harnessing perspectives and skillsets from different sectors. In attendance were Giles Taylor, a re... More

Fri, 12 May 2023

Yotspot hits top spot in yacht jobs

A rapidly expanding business that links workers with superyacht jobs has registered its 100,000th crew member. More

Wed, 26 Apr 2023

Navigating the high risk of yachting accidents

As more people purchase yachts, more crew are required to work on charters and for private owners. It's natural to wonder if the accident rate is increasing. More

Wed, 29 Mar 2023

Sustainability In The Superyacht Industry

Sustainability in the superyacht industry extends beyond hardware and materials. Industry professionals and seafarers alike are taking an active interest in living and maintaining sustainable lifestyles aboard super yachts. Sustainable living is the new buzzword in the world of yachting, and for good reason. With the increasing concern over climate change and the need to reduce our carbon footprint, industry professionals and seafarers alike are growing ever aware of their impact on planet ea... More

Wed, 22 Feb 2023

Battling The Cyber Security Threat At Sea

It’s no secret that staying safe while navigating the seas can be a perilous endeavor. But what is the yachting industry doing to battle cyber security for yachts? As with any online activities, there are measures that yacht owners and crew must take to ensure their data is secure and their vessels remain protected. Let’s take a look at some of these steps and explore how they help protect yacht owners and crew members alike. It is essential that yacht owners and crew take measures to protect... More

Wed, 18 May 2022

Women in Maritime Day - Wednesday 18 May 2022: Why the tides are turning for wo

UKSA, the Isle of Wight based charity and world-leading maritime training academy, recently announced a 150 percent year-on-year increase in the number of women taking up its Superyacht Cadetship course. For this year’s Women in Maritime Day (18 May 2022), one of its yachting instructors, Emily Caruso, shares why the tides are turning for women choosing a career on the water. “I remember when I began my career signing legal documents that referred without exception to the Skipper ... More

Mon, 16 May 2022

Staying connected at sea

Superyacht owners, guests and crew have come to expect internet access on board consistent with services enjoyed on land, making VSAT connectivity a necessity for most vessels. With a plethora of options available, however, the VSAT marketplace can be difficult to navigate. Brian Monk, General Manager of Hill Robinson Communications, explains how Hill Robinson helps its clients find a VSAT plan tailored to each yacht’s individual requirements. Seamless connectivity is vital to any super... More

Mon, 09 May 2022

Hill Robinson Group announces aviation partnership with LunaJets

Hill Robinson and Moravia Yachting are delighted to announce their latest luxury service partnership, identifying LunaJets as their preferred supplier for client aviation requirements. The partnership will enable the Hill Robinson Group to further enhance its array of client services, providing best-in-class solutions and synchronised travel plans when facilitating journeys and experiences between the shore, sea, and sky. The Hill Robinson Group recognised a highly personalised approac... More

Thu, 17 Mar 2022

Bold confirms her attendance at the Palm Beach International Boat Show


Wed, 09 Mar 2022


TAKING YOU FROM THE SEA TO THE SKY, HILL ROBINSON’S ALL-ENCOMPASSING AVIATION DIVISION COULD BE YOUR ANSWER TO AIRCRAFT CHARTER, LOGISTICAL OPERATIONS, PURCHASE AND MAINTENANCE OF AMPHIBIOUS CRAFT, FIXED-WING PLANES AND HELICOPTERS. The complementary relationship between superyachts, private jets and helicopters is clear, and Hill Robinson’s aviation division has expanded to meet the needs of their clients across all aspects. The use of private jets by superyacht owners and charterer... More

Tue, 01 Mar 2022

Annual Superyacht Survey - 2022

Welcome to the annual Superyacht Survey (2022) brought to you by Yotspot - The leading jobs board in the yachting industry.. and Faststream Recruitment Group . A total of 556 Superyacht Crew took part in this survey. It hasn’t been business as usual in the superyacht industry. In 2020 and the first half of 2021 yachts and crew were heavily impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many yacht itineraries were put on hold and some Captains and their crew found themselves facing period... More

Thu, 27 Jan 2022

UKSA reports 108 percent increase in students choosing superyacht hospitality co

UKSA has reported a 108 percent increase in the number of students choosing its Superyacht Hospitality training course in 2021 compared to 2019, with the average age of students reducing by nine years since 2015. The Isle of Wight based charity, which provides life-enhancing water-based adventures, education, and world-leading maritime training, launched the hospitality course which was specially designed by industry experts 15 years ago, to meet the growing demand for well-trained profession... More

Wed, 22 Dec 2021

UKSA sees 150 percent increase in women taking part in its Superyacht Cadetshi

UKSA has reported a 150 percent increase in the number of women undertaking its Superyacht Cadetship from 2020 to 2021 in a trend that sees a positive shift towards increased diversity in the superyacht sector. The Isle of Wight based charity, which provides life-enhancing water-based adventures, education, and world-leading maritime training, saw an increase in the number of women from six per cent to 15 percent from 2020-21 and a 26 percent increase in students taking up the course overall.... More

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

UKSA unveils new collaboration with The Little Gloster

UKSA, the leading maritime education and training charity, is today announcing a new and exclusive collaboration with the team behind award-winning – The Little Gloster Restaurant and Rooms, a famed Isle of Wight bolthole run by Ben and Holly Cooke. As a result of the new partnership, UKSA has launched two new facilities in its training centre, a fully equipped cabin/dining room, alongside the superyacht galley and laundry room, giving students a comprehensive superyacht simulation experience... More

Mon, 17 May 2021

Hill Robinson Offsets Predicted 2021 Carbon Footprint

Hill Robinson is happy to announce that we have taken a significant step in offsetting the carbon footprint by our involvement in a new ‘blue’ carbon project Mikoko Pamoja . An estimated production of over 1,250 tonnes of CO2 will be counterbalanced by preserving mangrove conservation and restoration in Kenya. Mikoko Pamoja is the one of the world’s first blue carbon credit projects, comprising the protection of 117 ha (hectares) of mangrove forest and the re-forestation of a beach and sh... More

Tue, 04 May 2021

UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship Class of 2021 Graduate

Leading maritime training and education charity, UKSA, is delighted to announce that 30 of its students, aged 18-25, have graduated from its flagship Superyacht Cadetship course. A virtual graduation ceremony was held over the weekend, attended by the students and their families, friends of UKSA, staff and funding partners. With the support of UKSA, over 40 per cent of the course’s graduates have already secured employment, with the remaining students actively seeking new opportunities ... More

Thu, 01 Apr 2021

UKSA puts diversity and inclusion at the top of the agenda

The Pledge is a commitment by She of the Sea and signatory organisations to work together to build a diverse and inclusive Yachting industry. Organisations that sign the pledge represent the industry's early adopters and leaders within this global movement. The Pledge reflects a global aspiration to see diversity and inclusion at all levels realised. A diverse workforce is widely recognised to significantly outperform any other Jenny Matthews, Founder of She of the Sea, comments: “From ... More

Tue, 15 Dec 2020

Global Project Management is powering-up. Promotion of Kevin Laverty to Direc...

Standing still is not an option in the fast growing Hill Robinson enterprise, from yacht and project management through aviation, real estate management, special projects, charter, crew and more. Adding new specialists in the various divisions both increases capacity and the knowledge base but is also a starting point for internal career development. In this instance we are pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Laverty to Director of Projects. Kevin, who is part of the Isle of ... More

Tue, 22 Sep 2020

HREliteRecruit is the new recruitment division for all land-based staff

Luxury private estates worldwide can benefit from an exceptional new staff recruitment service from Hill Robinson. HREliteRecruit is the new recruitment division for all land-based staff. Exceeding clients' expectations on quality service with superyacht crew is the daily norm for Hill Robinson. To quote a client ''wouldn't it be good if the Hill Robinson service I expect on my yacht was available when I am ashore''. Step up the team at Hill Robinson with the perfect so... More

Thu, 12 Mar 2020

Edmiston and UKSA partner to launch the Edmiston Foundation Inclusivity...

Edmiston and the UKSA are pleased to announce an important collaboration between Edmiston, one of the world’s leading yachting companies, and the UKSA, the leading maritime training organisation. The Edmiston Foundation has been established to address diversity within the Superyacht industry; specifically providing young people, especially those in the most underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, the opportunity to forge a career within the maritime industry. Young men and women from m... More

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