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Mitmark - How to handle a terrorist attack!

MITMARK is a risk mitigation and smart logistics provider to private and sovereign clients, public entities and private companies. We are a corporate security and intelligence firm specializing in security advisory services, intelligence-led projects and logistics management services.   MITMARK has two key lines of business: Assisting former military personnel in the transition to working in the private sector. Mitmark can either directly employ such veterans, place them within client companies or even help them create their own company. Consultants to business and government in operational auditing and risk mitigation in complex operating environments.   MITMARK works across all industry sectors, with particular emphasis on the mining, natural resources and energy ...

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Your first steps in a career on the water

Are you looking to commence a career in the yachting industry and want to know where to start?   To begin we recommend looking do as much research on the yachting industry as possible to help you understand the demands and expectations before going any further and seeing which department you would be interested in working in.   Once you have decided on the position you wish to apply for we recommended that you get your ENG1 Medical Certificate. This is to ensure you do not have a pre-existing medical condition that may prevent you from finding employment at sea. You can checkout our APPROVED DOCTORS on the website or look on the website below to find an approved doctor near to you. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mca-approved-doctors-uk-based   Training&...

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How to write your CV - The Book!

Do you want to learn the essential tips to creating a readable CV/Resume?  Writing your CV is a job in itself and one you should take seriously, with recruiters and employers reading through so many applications for each position advertised your CV is a highly important tool, to assist you with getting that all important interview.  If you want to write your CV yourself, which I do encourage you to do, then consider buying the book written by the Career Concierge to assist you with this task. Discover the expert information you need to get your CV read and to the top of the pile. How to write your CV For the Super Yacht Industry is your guide to crafting a compelling CV and making your skills shine. Learn the tips, tricks and techniques to make your profile stand out from ...

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A 'Tough Mudder' challenge and Hurricane Irma!

On Sunday 10th September, Steve Crawford (Director of Yotspot) and Captain Michael Williamson (MY Cyan) started their morning with a hearty breakfast of eggs benedict and two double espresso coffees. The time was 6am.   Why on earth would they be up at this time I hear you ask?! … especially on leave.   Well today was 'Tough Mudder' and it was going to be a very tough day indeed. For those that don't know, Tough Mudder is an endurance challenge between 10-12 miles (16-19km) with 20+ obstacles to face that test the mental and physical strength of even the fittest. Steve and Michael had discussed doing this event months ago, both signing up with gusto, not really knowing what they were in for. Well that day had finally arrived…   &nbs...

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Lord Sugar puts his 181ft Super Yacht Lady L up for sale

Alan Sugar of "The apprentice" fame is so proud of his wealth that he once posted a photo of his tax bill to HMRC for £59,000,000.  For reasons unknown he has decided to sell his Yacht... Lady L (named after his wife). A once treasured possession it has caused great mystery to why he is selling. Edmiston Luxury Yacht Brokers have confirmed the sale of the yacht but have refused to comment on the reason for its sale.  Sugar is selling the yacht for £12,600,000 and was last seen onboard in June in Puerto Banus, Spain. The Sunday Time Rich List Lord Sugar has a fortune of £1.25 Billion.  We hope that he may be upsizing... and if he needs Crew... he knows he can find them on Yotspot ;)

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This is the one survey you need to do!

There has been much talk over the last few years around crew recruitment and there have been countless salary surveys published. However, there has been limited coverage on the wider thoughts and feelings of crew and their views of the superyacht sector. Faststream Recruitment, in joint partnership with Yotspot, are looking to get the insight of thousands of superyacht crew to find out your views, thoughts and feelings on the sector past, present and future. What makes an excellent Captain? Are crew under excessive pressure?  Does the sector offer long-term career opportunities? Do you feel motivated? These are all question which we feel have not been answered in the many articles which we all read on crew recruitment. We have produced a survey covering these key topics and would...

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Yotspot speaks to the man behind RefitPlanner.com!

RefitPlanner.com is an innovative app-based tool where you work in partnership with MML's team of qualified engineers to plan and cost your refit more accuratley - on time and on budget. Yotspot speaks  Yotspot – I'm here with Matt Liddell, Business Development Manager of Marine Management Ltd (MML), Good Morning Matt!   Matt – Hi Daryl, good morning to you too!   Yotspot – tell me a bit about MML, you're from New Zealand is that right?   Matt -  well we're originally Auckland based and that's where our head office remains, but I've recently moved to the UK to support our business interests here in Europe. These include assisting yachts with their refit or technic...

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Yotspot Interviews - Superyacht Insurance Group

ABOUT Superyacht Insurance Group: Superyacht Insurance Group is a full service marine insurance brokerage firm for all of the yacht's insurance needs, established in 2002. We focus on Global Crew Medical Insurance (groups & individuals) and Yacht Insurance (Hull & Liability). We offer an extensive portfolio of international and U.S. insurance policies tailored to accommodate the crewmember's unique lifestyle and the yacht's program. In addition we are able to arrange customized insurance coverage if requested. We work with most of the leading top-rated U.S. and European insurance underwriters and carriers and are able to provide competitive rates and options for you. Furthermore, we provide a wide range of additional crew coverage, including: Travel insura...

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Tales from Mallorca - Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen

Three months ago, Xisco Gràcia experienced what he describes as every diver's worst nightmare - he found himself in an underwater cave, relying on an air pocket for survival. As hours turned into days he realised he might not be found in time. On Saturday 15 April, Xisco Gràcia slipped into the water in Mallorca for a routine dive. The geology teacher spent most weekends exploring and mapping the island's complex system of underwater caves. "Mallorca is much more beautiful underground than above ground," he says.     He and his dive buddy, Guillem Mascaró, wanted to explore Sa Piqueta, a cave with numerous chambers 1km from the entrance of the labyrinth. They swam underwater for an hour to get there. While Gràcia spent time collecting rock s...

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