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  • What is a Designated Person Ashore (DPA)?

    By Ken Dales • 19 days ago
    The Designated Person Ashore (DPA) is the ‘keystone’ to provide the structure and support for an efficient and effective Safety Management System onboard a vessel. Required by ISM Code for all commercial vessels over 500gt, the DPA is especially designated to ensure a reliable connection between the company and the crew and to supervise the safe operation of the vessel
  • 10 Gentlemen’s essentials for this Mediterranean season

    By Vikki Keil • 39 days ago
    Do the clothes make the man, or does the man make the clothes? It is not just a question of clothes; it is about attention to detail. Accessories are to clothing what grammar is to writing. They are used to tell the story properly, and when you find styles that you love, you tend to stick with them for a very long time. In many cases, it’s a life-long relationship
  • Bluewater Chef Competition Winner!

    By John Wyborn • 2 months ago
    Tyrone Hardie, 26, was the winner of the 2016 Bluewater Chef Competition. Held at ‘Secrets de Cuisine’ in Antibes, the competition was sponsored by Gourmet Deliveries. The 12 contestants (the competition was well over-subscribed) fought a very close battle this year and showed a real mix of styles
  • Crowd Pleasers - Our Top 5 Wines for Entertaining Onboard

    By Vikki Keil • 2 months ago
    If you happen to be on the Côte d’Azur, you’ll no doubt have noticed that it’s beginning to look a lot like summer
  • Top 10 Tips for Palma during the Palma Yacht Show

    By Vikki Keil • 3 months ago
    If you are looking for things to do on your down time while visiting the Palma Superyacht Show, we have put together a list of places to visit on the gorgeous island of Mallorca
  • An interview with Louisa Gallimore - Yacht Crew Manager

    By Ashleigh Cecchini • 3 months ago
    As part of our 25th birthday, we have organized various employee interviews for crew to find out more about who is behind the scenes at bluewater – find out who got you that job and who booked you on that STCW!