Management companies may look after the day-to-day running of a luxury yacht, but as an owner there are still things you should be aware of. From onboard security to the issue of superyacht crew salaries and crew retention, this channel contains essential information for every megayacht owner. There is also an archive of our coverage of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) and its impact on superyachts. Tim Thomas

Owners Manual Highlights

Is your superyacht's modern-day navigation system vulnerable?

With doubts about the security and efficacy of electronic navigation for superyachts, some yacht owners and mariners are turning back to more conventional methods

Preparing your superyacht for pirate attacks

Superyacht security and anti-piracy measures requires specialist personnel and the time to train the crew properly and prepare the yacht to prevent boarding.

Keeping your crew – how to retain superyacht staff

Owners and their captains can maximize crew retention through incentive programs that benefit both the crew and the boat.

Latest Owners Manual articles

What’s in a claim? Yacht insurance claims explained

6 October 2014

What’s in a claim? Yacht insurance claims explained

Boat International asks an expert to explain yacht insurance claims so the claims process can be trouble free

Superyacht refit advice from the pros

23 June 2014

Superyacht refit advice from the pros

No matter the reason a superyacht goes in for a refit, following these expert tips can be the difference between a smooth and easy refit or rebuild process and one filled with delays and headaches

Is your superyacht's modern-day navigation system vulnerable?

14 March 2014

Is your superyacht's modern-day navigation system vulnerable?

With doubts about the security and efficacy of electronic navigation for superyachts, some yacht owners and mariners are turning back to more conventional methods

How to plan and prepare superyachts for cruising in extreme destinations

29 August 2013

How to plan and prepare superyachts for cruising in extreme destinations

Superyachts cruising to remote, unpredictable and extreme destinations requires planning and preparations – here's how to do it

Fitting out a superyacht for maximum security

4 April 2013

Fitting out a superyacht for maximum security

Piracy has led to a rise in the gadgets available to protect yachts against boarding, while they travel through high-risk areas (HRA). Companies such as Greece and US-based Balinor International put together anti-pirate technology (ATP) packages.

Yachting anti-piracy emergency contacts

25 March 2013

Yachting anti-piracy emergency contacts

Emergency contact details and website links for anti-piracy organisations and military forces.

Designers on the superyacht refit process

20 March 2013

Designers on the superyacht refit process

Refits must satisfy a slew of stakeholders while remaining true to the original hull form. Designers share their most challenging projects.

Preparing your superyacht for pirate attacks

19 March 2013

Preparing your superyacht for pirate attacks

Superyacht security and anti-piracy measures requires specialist personnel and the time to train the crew properly and prepare the yacht to prevent boarding.

Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Letters and views from owners

15 March 2013

Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Letters and views from owners

Yacht owners express their concerns over the implications of the Maritime Labour Convention's rules on crew accommodation.

Keeping your crew – how to retain superyacht staff

15 March 2013

Keeping your crew – how to retain superyacht staff

Owners and their captains can maximize crew retention through incentive programs that benefit both the crew and the boat.

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