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3 Ways to Comply with MLC 2006 Rules Using Yacht Management Software

Posted by Scott Strand on Dec 27, 2013 3:45:00 PM

As we all know, MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) 2006 was implemented in August of 2013. And some crew are still not meeting the convention's strict regulations regarding documentation.


But good yacht management software can help you pass inspections with flying colors and avoid port state control detention. In fact, when used correctly, the right yacht management is the best way to fulfill MLC 2006 requirements and make it obvious to inspectors that your yacht is in compliance.


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Topics: yacht management software, mlc 2006, document management

Who designed Great Circle Systems' yacht management software?

Posted by Scott Strand on Nov 19, 2013 1:48:00 PM

Scott_Strand_great_circle_systemsI am Captain Scott Strand, creator of Triton Administrator vessel management software. Before and during the process of writing Triton, I spent twelve years working on yachts full time. I worked myself up from deck hand to captain and was lucky enough to work with several fine captains and engineers.


That experience gave me perspective on how yachts should be run. Over the years, I crewed and captained many high profile yachts and completed multiple circumnavigations, trans-oceanic crossings, and canal transits. 

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Topics: yacht management software

Stand-alone vs. Cloud-based Yacht Management Software

Posted by Scott Strand on Nov 18, 2013 3:25:00 PM

In previous blog posts, we outlined some of the advantages of well designed yacht management software. Now, I'd like to discuss a key structural feature that you should know about before you buy


In the past few years, you’ve probably heard about “cloud-based computing or “web-based computing."


Some yacht management software providers have structured their programs on cloud-based systems. But what does it mean to run a yacht'’s management software in the cloud and what are the benefits and drawbacks of such a system?


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Topics: yacht management software, bandwidth management

Test Drive Yacht Management Software at the Boat Shows

Posted by Amy Levy on Aug 28, 2013 11:45:00 AM

If you read my recent blog post,  Monaco Yacht Show / Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS): 7 Tips for Maximizing your Attendance, you understand the importance of identifying your goals before attending a boat show.

Setting goals helps you better utilize your time and improve your chances of returning home armed with information needed to meet your objectives.

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Topics: yacht management software, boat show

Designing Yacht Management Software

Posted by Amy Levy on Jul 30, 2013 11:41:00 AM

7K0A0246-1Have you ever wondered what goes into developing a vessel management software program?

In addition to making the accounting, equipment maintenance and inventory modules work, a good developer puts a lot of consideration into how the program will be used by the captain and crew.

And he or she continually incorporates user feedback into program updates and modifications.

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Topics: yacht management software

How Much Does Vessel Management Software Cost?

Posted by Scott Strand on Jul 22, 2013 6:02:00 AM

Let's take a look at something that is seldom talked about, but a question that we frequently receive: "what does yacht management software cost?"

After reading our blog post, Frequently Asked Questions About Yacht Management Software, you may have decided to buy a comprehensive program designed specifically for large yachts and other vessels. If so, read on to find out how much you can expect to pay.

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Topics: yacht management software

Tracking MLC 2006 Hours of Work and Rest

Posted by Scott Strand on Jul 15, 2013 10:55:00 AM

We all know that on August 20, 2013, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 came into force.


Most yacht captains and crew are currently working toward MLC 2006 compliance in hopes of passing flag State inspections and receiving certification.


With MLC 2006, yacht crew are required to keep records of many things related to crew health and well-being, including daily work and rest times for crew. 


But what is the most efficient, effective way of tracking hours of work and rest? And how can you organize those records so they are available at the time of your inspection? 


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Topics: yacht management software, mlc 2006

Boost Owner, Guest & Crew Happiness with Yacht Management Software

Posted by Amy Levy on May 14, 2013 11:15:00 AM



yacht_crew_managementCan a good yacht management software program increase happiness on board your yacht? Simon Harvey, founder and program director of Neurons 2 people skills (N2), thinks so. Harvey’s company specializes in crew interpersonal skills development and resource management.


As a retired yacht captain, Harvey believes that in recent years, increased industry regulations and paperwork have adversely affected relationships between owners, guests, captains and crew.


Harvey maintains that added paperwork requirements have reduced happiness for everyone involved in running the yacht, as well as for owners and guests. 


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Topics: yacht management software, mlc 2006

MLC 2006 Compliance: 13 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Andy Levy on Apr 30, 2013 10:13:00 AM

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Topics: yacht management software, mlc 2006

Cloud vs. Desktop Computing for Vessels: What's Best for You?

Posted by Andy Levy on Apr 16, 2013 2:01:00 PM

Cloud based computing” and “web based computing” have become sexy terms in today'’s computing world. Some yacht management software developers are even producing products offering cloud computing for vessels.


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Topics: vessel internet, yacht management software, bandwidth management

JD_Crawford_head_shotDarren and the GCS team have been instrumental in the development and deployment of several carrier grade IT networks for large scale, Savant-based super-yacht projects where the technology infrastructure needed to be extremely reliable. 


The capabilities of the GCS team have proven instrumental in helping us deliver a world class technology experience to some of the most prestigious yachts in the world.


J.D. Crawford of Savant Systems


I have been working with Great Circle Systems since 2006 when they did the installation of all our networking and Internet communications equipment on our boat being built in Germany.


The equipment they recommended and installed was exactly as we required.  We have had extremely good results with all of their equipment and it has performed as they had advised.


I would highly recommend them to all fellow captains.


Captain Keith T. Moore of M/Y Lady Sheridan

CE_W_Michael_Hummel_of_MY_TVTriton Administrator has proven to be the perfect tool for us on M/Y TV, which is a 78 meter Luerssen yacht.


Triton has comprehensive essential features plus any additional features one can possibly need. It is still easy to use and has a swift support team to implement customer-specific wishes, such as individual day logs, etc.


W. Michael Hummel, Chief Engineer of M/Y TV


Captain Bruno Herregods talks about Great Circle Systems tech support. 

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