Throughout the last 4 months we have highlighted some incredible females at the top of their field within the superyacht industry in our Women at the Helm series, highlighting the different paths that females have taken in what was traditionally a male dominated industry. This month we speak to our very own, Chief Operating Officer, Alicia Store.
This is the third in our inspiring series about great female leaders within the superyacht industry. Find out more in this blog about Cheryl Zimmerman and her journey to the very top of FarSounder, producers of 3D forward looking marine navigation products for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation.
In the second of our 'Women at the Helm' series we speak to Aino-Leena Grapin the CEO of Winch Design, the international design studio, working on some of the most iconic land, air & sea based projects across the globe.
With a female led workforce at DSNM, we wanted to highlight the excellence of some of the great women in yachting. Female captains get a lot of interest, but fewer people know that some of the greatest businesses in yachting are lead with a female at the helm. This is the first in our 4 part series called 'Women at the Helm". We are privileged to have Rose Damen of Damen Yachting as our first guest. Damen Yachting is the master yacht builder behind more than 100 Amels superyachts.
Part of the beauty of maps is that they can be used in a variety of ways from aiding navigation, establishing ownership and presenting information. Maps for the oceans are generally referred to as charts, indicating features in and around the water and seabed. At DSNM we are obviously chart experts and pride ourselves on being chart leaders. We love talking charts, in this months’ blog we are absolutely delighted to talk about the beauty of charts with Jess Douglas – The Yacht Artist.
At DSNM, we are fully aware of course that Antarctica isn't one of the most popular yachting destinations, however it is travelled waters and we ensure that all charts, wherever in the globe, are up to date so news of the serious changes to the sea floor are top of our agenda. Major seabed shifts can often occur and recently German scientists have inspected an area of seafloor newly exposed by the calving of mega-iceberg A74 in Antarctica.
At dsnm we spend the majority of our time communicating with chief officers, captains, deck crew and of course management companies, so we were delighted when we could learn more about a different role onboard and delve into the life of a Superyacht chef. Dean Harrison, Head Chef onboard M/Y Arience and creator of the fantastic ‘theyachtchef’ Instagram account, took time out of his hectic schedule to talk to us about life as a chef onboard.
This month we had the great pleasure of catching up with Mike Gregory, Captain of M/Y Dragonfly and Fleet Captain to Butterfly & Firefly. We took the time to discover and discuss his thoughts on training, retention and development of crew along with his passion for charity work in all the furthest corners of the world.
During these unprecedented times, we are trying to stay abreast of the latest developments around the world and share as much information as we find. As local government guidelines are constantly changing we recommend making contact with the relevant country to check information hasn't changed.
As a predominantly service based company, our staff are our single most important asset. As Richard Branson once said ‘Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients’. Investing in the future of dsnm has taken a new angle in the last 18 months with the employment of apprentice, Amy Alder.
As we draw a close on the summer season and many of us start to plan crossings or yard time, our team are focusing on offering clients the opportunity to learn more about the relevant training courses we offer in collaboration with Warsash Superyacht Academy.
The Superyacht industry is often like no other and our guest blogger this month is using her experience to provide an online resource for many others in the industry. Carole Catsuris is the founder of The Stewardess Corner and here she talks about how the venture came to fruition and her hopes and dreams for the future.
With Superyacht bridges often being designed for the aesthetics and not always the practical reality, it can mean that workable space and storage is not always prioritised as the navigating crew would want. This can mean that essential logbooks, charts and publications have to be on display even when not in use, which often is at odds with the stylish design and look of the bridge.
“Well, we sure have started 2019 hitting the ground running, so my apologies for the belated New Year good wishes, better late than never right? So, happy new year from the whole DSNM team to all our clients, past and present, as well as our friends and colleagues in the industry, we wish you safe and happy sailing for the forthcoming year.
When you’ve gazed at those dramatic images of the most impressive Superyachts in the world, the chances are you’ve been admiring them through the stunning work of specialist Superyacht photographer Tom van Oossanen.
Armed with 10 questions, we decided to talk to a Chief Officer who has worked with the team at DSNM for some years as part of his navigation watch duties.
Here at DSNM we work closely with yacht management companies every day, providing our specialist navigation services as part of the support they give to Superyacht clients.
Following on from our previous blogs on great innovations that can really help our industry, this month we asked a client to tell us about their experience of Workrest – a new mobile app designed to increase the efficiency and reliability of work and rest time logging by crew members.
For five years Lizzie Rolph has been one of our Fleet Managers so we thought it was time to take a closer look at just what fills her days and keeps her from twiddling those impeccably manicured fingers.
As the focus of everything we offer here at DSNM is all about quality solutions that make Superyachting life easier and more efficient, we are quick to notice complementary products and services that share the same aims.
Fresh from her pilgrimage to the recent Monaco Yacht Show, DSNM’s Executive Director Alicia Store recounts how what is often described as the king of all yacht shows continues to grow beyond being just a showcase for sensational Superyachts.
When DSNM asked for my feedback on using its e-Pilot cruising guide service my first response was “Well, why is there only one E in its name?”
We will be welcoming a guest blogger from the world of Superyachts to our website every month to give us insight into new products, latest news & events and crew profiles. Click on the link to check out our first blog reviewing our brand new client portal! https://www.dsnmltd.com/news/charting-thoughts-new-dsnm-client-portal
To ensure we offer DSNM clients the most competitive service in all areas, we are pleased to inform you we can now offer account payment directly into our EURO account, saving money on exchange and interbank currency rates. For more details, please contact our accounts department on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are thrilled to announce that David Store Navigational Management Ltd has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise, one of Britain’s most coveted business awards.
DSNM's Martin Amy (Fleet Director) and Simon Booth (Technical Director) will be in Holland on 31st March. If you are in the area and would like them to come along and see you, please contact David Store. Martin & Simon will be providing support and training for existing clients as well as showcasing our services to other yachts in the area. For more information on any of the services DSNM offer, please visit our website www.dsnmltd.com
Martin Amy (Director) and Simon Booth (Technical Development Manager) are in the following areas next week: Nice, Monaco, Imperia, San Remo, Genoa, La Spezia, Viareggio. They will be completing various yacht audits with current clients and available to meet with anyone interested in our services. If you are in the area and would like to catch up with them to find out more about our services, please drop us an email at email@example.com.
As DSNM strive to remain at the forefront of the industry and ensure all our clients receive a consistently high level of service, we have recently become ChartCo agents. We are in a position to offer and provide support for the PASSAGEMANAGER software, resulting in us being a multi programme supplier. DSNM is the only yacht navigation company worldwide that can truly offer more than one chart correcting software solution. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Amy (Director) and Simon Booth (Technical Development Manager) are in Palma, Majorca next week. They will be completing various yacht audits with current clients and available to meet with anyone interested in our services. If you are in the area and would like to catch up with them to find out more about our services, please drop us an email at email@example.com.
The past couple of weeks have seen the release of some significant new edition publications. These include: * NP247 (1) & (2) Annual Summary of NTMs * NP283(1) Radio Signals Vol 3 Pt 1 (Maritime Information Services) * NP286(7) Radio Signals Vol 7 (Pilot Services, Vessel Traffic Services & Port Operations)
Martin Amy (Fleet Director) and Simon Booth (Technical Development Manager) will be in the South of France next week, spending time in Nice, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco. Whilst in the area, they will be completing various yacht audits as well as providing any necessary training for existing clients. If you would like to catch up with them whilst they are there, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Amy, DSNM Director, will be in the South of France next week, spending a few days in La Ciotat before travelling to Monaco for the Yacht Show. Whilst in the area, Martin will be completing various yacht audits as well as providing any necessary training for existing clients.
DSNM's Fleet Director, Martin Amy, will be in Holland on 3/4/5 May, visiting several shipyards including Amels, Oceanco, Feadship, Heesen. Martin will be providing support and training for existing clients as well as showcasing our services to other yachts in the area. If you are in the vicinity and would like Martin to visit you, please contact email@example.com. For more information on any of the services DSNM offer, please visit our website www.dsnmltd.com
Martin Amy (Fleet Director) will be in Malta on Friday 22nd April. He will be completing various yacht audits with current clients and available to meet with anyone interested in our services. If you are in the area and would like to catch up with him to find out more about the services provided by DSNM, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Amy (Fleet Director) and Lizzie Rolph (Fleet Manager) are in Palma, Majorca this week. They will be completing various yacht audits with current clients and available to meet with anyone interested in our services. If you are in the area and would like to catch up with them to find out more about our services, please drop us an email at email@example.com.
David Store Navigational Management (DSNM) is proud and excited to announce another milestone in the history of the company. Continuing in our commitment to excellence, DSNM is delighted to announce that we've achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
The Egyptian authorities recently issued 2 new charts for the Suez Canal [SC01 & SC02] and in an effort to cut down on pirated or illegal copying, they have stated that it’s mandatory to have each chart and [shortly to be published] publication registered with them.
The long awaited new edition of The Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seamen is now in stock and available for immediate dispatch.