Yacht Essentials Spring 24

Chris Clifford recommends his essential products and services for the 2024 superyacht cruising season

Hempasil Pro is the leading fouling release solution when it comes to reducing fuel consumption. It is completely biocide-free and based on a smooth silicone binder and utilises an invisible silicone-based hydrogel. The hydrogel tricks fouling organisms into “thinking” the hull is a liquid instead of a solid surface, thus greatly reducing their ability to settle. The inherent self-cleaning properties of the silicone beneath the hydrogel layer keep the hull surface smooth over the entire service interval. It can be applied on existing antifouling and fouling release coatings. Hempasil Pro not only reduces the fuel consumption and other GHG over the entire service interval, but it also cuts CO2 emissions.
For more details: Tel: +45 4593 3800 or visit www.hempel.com


Spectro | Jet-Care are leaders in oil, fuel and hydraulic fluid laboratory analysis for the global superyacht industry and have a 47 year history of specialist knowledge and precision laboratory analysis services. Considered the ‘go to’ lab for the analysis of oil, hydraulic fluid, fuel, coolant and fire suppression water samples the superyacht focused service is available from ISO 17025:2017 accredited, laboratories based in the UK, USA and Switzerland. They also hold yacht management condition monitoring surgeries, have a strategic partnership with software platform provider, IDEA Data Solutions GmbH.
For more details Tel: +44 (0) 1256 704000 or visit www.spectro-oil.com


Baobab Development Solutions is an internationally accredited hospitality training provider based in Cape Town, South Africa. Baobab specialises in Hospitality courses for the hotel and yachting Industry. Baobab has exciting new courses for both chefs and stewards/esses in addition to their Food Safety in Catering L2 & 3. For the chefs – Highfield Supervising Food Safety at Sea L3 and Allergen Management L3. For the stewards/esses – Highfield Conflict Management L2, Customer Service L2, Food & Beverage Principles L2, Food Principles L2, Beverage Principles L2 and Barista L2. They pride themselves in combining their hospitality and yachting experience and expertise to give students the best tools to navigate onboard service excellence. BDS’s four star training facilities are based in Cape Town, where they facilitate most classes, but they also offer online training options for students abroad or travelling who cannot attend class.
For more details: Tel: +27 79 577 2042 or visit www.baobabsolutions.co.za


Discover NatureSafe Marine’s range of premium and eco-friendly cleaning products tailored for the yachting industry. With a 100% biodegradable formula, their range is a testament to performance and ecological responsibility, ensuring outstanding results with minimal environmental impact. Each product is formulated to offer superior results while protecting our oceans and leaving no trace behind. Embrace sustainable luxury with them and set a new standard in the yachting world.

At NatureSafe Marine, we are committed to protecting the ocean and promoting sustainable practices in the yachting industry. We believe that it is our responsibility to preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the marine ecosystem for generations to come. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our 100% biodegradable cleaning products, which are formulated without toxic chemicals that can harm marine life and are gentle on surfaces, safe for people and the environment.
Check out our offer at www.naturesafemarine.com and contact us at: [email protected] or +385(0)21655194 to learn more

Kitchens that enhance the art of the chef. Otmar Frasnelli create unique and inimitable kitchens, built around the various culinary philosophies of sea-faring chefs. No two kitchens are the same, each is designed to evolve and to reflect the experience of the professional who will use it. Every single element, whether it be a refrigerator, an oven or a fryer, has been studied and produced by our team of engineers to adapt perfectly to the whole, as in a puzzle. Nothing is left to chance, everything must be functional and respond to the needs of the chef without compromises. The solutions may indeed be out of the ordinary, because they accept nothing less than excellence. Meticulous design, ergonomics and excellent materials – all custom-built.
For more details: email [email protected] or visit www.otmarfrasnelli.com


An exclusive limited edition made in their headquarters. Dive into action with the brand new Deep Green Pro Carbon Biax, a limited capsule collection signed by PWR-Foil. With its compact outline and impressive lightness, this board remains faithful to the spirit of the Black Pro Carbon Biax. Its curved rails offer responsive manoeuvrability, perfect for tackling waves and executing tight turns. Experience the excitement of surfing with the Deep Green. Immerse yourself in action with the Deep Green Pro Carbon Biax and feel the thrill with every turn.
Available in three distinct sizes:
4’8”x24”x4”: 142x61x11.9 –> 74L = 5.25kg
5’2”x25”x4”: 158×63.5×11.9 –> 85L = 5.8kg
5’8”x25.9”x4”: 172x66x11.9 –> 97L = 6.5kg.

For more details: Tel: +33 6 03 06 86 32 or e-mail: [email protected]


Enjoy the French Riviera and its privileges. Moor as close as possible to exceptional locations in Cannes, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Golfe-Juan from your smartphone. Donia Mooring is a service offering innovative mooring buoys so that you can moor peacefully, close to the coast and with no impact on coastal seabeds. With the DONIA app, find your mooring buoy in just one click and book extra services! DONIA also integrates AIS (Automatic Identification System) data from vessels coming from the AISHUb network, with an enriched cartographic rendering that will enhance your stays at sea.
Call them on +33 7 49 10 82 43
or email [email protected]
For more details visit www.donia.fr


Mahón, located in Menorca and one of the best natural ports and best protected in the world, is an exclusive destination in the beautiful Balearics which caters to those with a taste for the finer things in life. Berthing in a friendly marina with personalised attention as you step ashore, Marina Port Mahón’s expert staff will provide personalised attention to make your visit feel like a bespoke retreat. The marina offers 30 berths ranging from 25 to 60 metres and private pontoons for exclusive guest access, providing the perfect sanctuary for yacht and superyacht owners eager to explore the island’s incredible ecosystem.
For more details Tel: +34 971 366 787 or visit www.marinaportmahon.com


SCHRANDT-ZIMMER has been providing legal advice for the yachting industry for many years, with a very practical service approach and a clear understanding for what is essential and feasible to satisfy all customer targets. SCHRANDT-ZIMMER is well known for solely personal advice and support without any administrative burden. They ensure a full and worldwide legal service for superyacht projects (new and refit) comprising design, pre-engineering, construction, registration, management and charter operation and are familiar with the special demands of shipyards, suppliers, flag and class, knowing how to get those perfectly aligned with the owner’s expectation.
Owners should rely on their consultants. For effective steering and control, contractual instruments have proven best on supervisors, naval architects, exterior and interior designers, suppliers and all service providers performing their duties, by leaving space for configuration whilst securing Owner’s needs at any time.
Newbuilding yards are challenged by ambitious specifications and often unique customer requirements, sometimes causing problems for timely delivery within budgets.  Megayacht projects are therefore often accompanied at early stages.  Special attention must be provided to an unobstructed integration of all systems including the highly challenging interior outfitting.
Crucial element for success – again – is the strict compliance with all written quality and performance demands plus an optimized structure of the supervision process which includes the effective handling of claims for additional costs. The long lasting experience on all types and instruments on megayacht contracts is deployed with valuable effect.
For more details visit www.sszlegal.com

Leading health, medical and travel safety solutions provider MedAire has announced a partnership with LJ eLogbooks, respected provider of bespoke and digital logbooks. The partnership initially sees the creation of a new digital, medical logbook, created collaboratively between Liz Jackson and MedAire. MedAire provided input on specific medical considerations, ensuring the logbook aligns with a logical medical assessment format. Available now, the logbook will ensure not only that yachts adhere to regulatory compliance but that they also maintain best practice in onboard medical record keeping.
For more details visit www.medaire.com or visit www.lizjackson.co.uk

Lehmann Marine CUBE Battery System

Lehmann Marine is a new supplier of battery systems entered the maritime market in 2023. COBRA is an advanced battery system employing inherently safe lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cell technology. Any scale of power storage is available by freely configuring modular units in standardised racks of up to 1,000 V DC including water or air-cooling and a battery management system. Type- approved by Bureau Veritas, DNV & RINA. CUBE provides a modular design with superior energy density. The flexible energy storage is scalable from a few kWh to several MWh and allows for optimal use of room space. Any scale of power storage is available by freely configuring modular units in strings of up to 1,000 VDC.
For more details Tel. +49 4105 153772 0 or visit www.lehmann-marine.com

Fiona’s Atelier is specialised in the outfitting and decor of superyachts. They cover everything you may need: crockery, cutlery, glassware, decor items, bath amenities, leather goods, stationery, bed linen, towels, personalised gifts and much more. They collaborate with more than 300 wholesalers, artisans and brands, carefully selected worldwide, in order to ensure the highest quality offering. They also have a staff wear department, to align the uniforms with the property style and standards, Fiona’s Atelier assure an exceptional service; making sure you select tasteful and yet practical items. But above all, Fiona’s Atelier offers priceless advice to ensure you make the right decisions when purchasing.
For more details contact [email protected] or visit www.fionasatelier.com


Carpentry and Boat Building Services was established in 2007 and is widely known as a company that provides quality workmanship above all else. Their highly skilled team is willing and able to complete whatever job is required, be it a full interior refit or a minor alteration, bespoke exterior furniture, or perhaps Perspex or Corian work. All completed with a high end result that you will be proud of. With an emphasis on quality and customer service C.A.B.B.S is the logical choice. For an honest reliable service based in the hub of Mediterranean yachting, call C.A.B.B.S.
For more details Tel: +34 971 074 965 or visit www.cabbs.es


Founded in 1983, MPT is one of the largest private maritime training schools in the United States, serving more than 12,000 students annually, training for careers in the maritime industry. MPT offers all levels of certification, license and document study programmes, many of which offer in-school testing, are USCG, Veteran’s Administration, MCA, Marshall Islands, and Nautical Institute approved. Programmes are designed to meet and exceed IMO and USCG standards and are fully STCW compliant. MPT’s campus hosts over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering departments, multiple class A Full Mission bridge and engineering simulators, as well dynamic positioning labs. One School. Unlimited Possibilities.
For more details Tel: +1 954 525 1014 or visit www.MPTusa.com


After 33 years of completing the install and servicing of HID underwater lights on the largest and most high profile yachts in the world, the time has come to upgrade to LED. Ballast have been discontinued and only an Osram lamp is now available, which has a different colour temperature to the original Philips lamp supplied. The LED upgrade can be completed with the yacht in the water using existing weldins or through hull fitting as long as they are in good condition. With an upgrade necessary, the team can still supply all their manufactured parts such as projectors, glass, o-ring, gaskets if you wish to continue with HID until time comes it no longer works. They keep all thread sizes and internal diameters the same so that upgrades can continue to be completed with ease. UWL runs its own machine shop with 2000KG of 3.2 Lloyd’s certificated material available at any one time so delivery times are never an issue. Machining, production and assembly are all completed in house for the highest levels of quality control, with the team able retro-fit Lumishore, Seavision, DeepSea and OceanLED.
For more details Tel: +44 1732 455753 or visit www.underwaterlights.com