As the festive season is racing towards us, we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!
What To Look For When Hiring A New Skipper
Owning a boat doesn't generally happen by accident. You need a plan, finance and someone to manage and operate the vessel on regular bases. There is a lot to think about from ensuring the safety checks are being completed, the equipment is in service and the vessel is operated properly and kept in mint condition. Careful consideration needs to be taken when hiring a new Skipper. Settling for any old Skipper will likely end up wasting your time and costing you money!
Identify early on who is a good fit and who is not, as when it comes to being a Skipper you only want to have the best! Check out our latest blog for our top tips that will save you time and extra expense!
How Many Engine Hours Are Too Many?
You've been looking for a new boat for ages. You know when a new boat is up and listed for sale - although you haven't found a boat you really like...that is, until now!
There she is, gleaming, glistening and if you listen carefully enough, she is calling your name! Have you ever been this excited before?
You race in and book a viewing, however, your only concern is that the engine hours seem quite high. That can be seen as a good thing as it means that the boat has been used and pre-loved, but how do you know how many engine hours are too many?
Check out this blog to learn about the tips and tricks you need to be able to distinguish a brilliant purchase, from a floating lemon!
Six Ways Inventory and Tasks will Improve Your Operation
With any Marine business, you have jobs that need to be done. A Boat Maintenance Log is a great place to start, yet using paper is a thing of the past. You need a solution that gives you a status update in real-time and at any time! You need a solution that connects the vessel with the office. Check out our version of a 'Boat Maintenance Log' - called 'Inventory and Tasks'!
4 Ways We Can Repurpose Our Treasured Ferries
When the Government announced its latest budget with the funding allocated to replace our tiring Interislander Ferry-fleet, we wanted to share our thoughts on what can be done with the vessels once they are retired.
Let's think of creative ways we can reuse, repurpose and take advantage of these vessels!
Coming Soon Near You...
Progress is exciting for any business and for the Crew at SeaLogs, it's a big part as to who we are and what we're all about! Progress!
We have had the opportunity to review, refresh and update our existing Maintenance Add-On module and create version 2.0 which is bigger, better and more flexible! Using the foundation of our Logbooks, we have created - Inventory and Tasks!
This is a beast! With our one easy solution, you can now keep on track of everything from Engine Servicing, Supplier Details, Inventory Items, Tasks and much much more....even better - things aren't too far away either!!
Are You Squeezing The Juice Out Of Your Logbook?
You can't have great tasting lemonade without squeezing the juice out of the lemons, just as you can't make informed decisions based on a gut-feeling. It's important that you have all the facts in front of you.
With switching from paper logbooks to digital logbooks onboard your vessels, this is one key way to help the office-based personnel - such as the accountant, manager and owners make detailed decisions early, proactively and ideally prior to any expensive breakdowns or unwanted maintenance occurs!
It's time for better business conducted digitally onboard your vessels....check out why in this article!
Why is thorough Crew Training so important?
Crew Training - who is responsible?
Overall the Master/Skipper is responsible for:
- the safe operation of the ship on a voyage, the safety and wellbeing of all passengers and crew, and the safety of cargo carried
- has final authority (while in command) to control the ship and maintain the discipline of all people onboard
- is responsible for compliance with all relevant requirements of the MTA, regulations and maritime rules.
It's important for the safety of everyone onboard, that regular, thorough Crew Training is conducted on all vessels, and done right! SeaLogs now has the ability for you to customise your training list to suit your vessel and operation.
Jack Honey: World Youth Championship Sailor and Future Olympian
The world sees the medals and the successors, but very few people appreciate the work that goes into becoming a champion. A champion demonstrates a showcase of preparation and persistence, grit and expertise and ultimately a test of nerve.
Seeing the dedication and drive Jack has we wanted to support him on achieving his goals! Jack now uses SeaLogs to capture his training time and hours spent on the water.
You can support Jack too! Visit his website here and click on the Sponsor page. Help him sail onto a medal podium at the Paris Olympics in 2024!
Celebrating Women in Maritime
Driving a boatload of passengers down an ever-changing river travelling at speeds over 80kph is all in a day's work for Go Orange's jet boat driver Dani, and we thought we'd put her to the test with our hard-hitting, thrill-seeking range of questions! Check out how she replied!
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