dsnm and NAVTOR have developed a close working relationship over the years with dsnm providing a number of the NAVTOR services and products including their reputable Pay As You Sail (PAYS) solution.
In Focus with Guy Fleury
Guy Fleury is one of the most well-known photographers in the superyacht industry. He's spent the past 12+ years travelling the world honing his skills, whilst photographing the most famous boats on the waters. We caught up with Guy to find out more on his amazing journey in the industry.
Kayak the Inside Passage
Meet the 'Forces of Nature' readying themselves to Kayak the Inside Passage for charity. Read the story of how this idea came to fruition.
Life After Yachting for Women
Ex-Yacht Stew, Cherise Reedman, tells us of her experiences of life after yachting and shares how she plans to help others make a positive transition into a new life with her "Pearls of Wisdom".
A Cultural Voyage to the Unknown
Captain Oscar Wollheim of M/Y Te Manu takes his charter guests on a journey, off the beaten track. Read about some of the places they visited, where you would rarely see a superyacht.
dsnm welcome Buster Brown
dsnm have further strengthened their yacht management team with the addition of experienced Mariner, Buster Brown. He joined our team in late 2022
An answer to commonly asked Brexit questions
Many of our clients have voiced concerns over what it might mean for purchasing goods from dsnm post-Brexit. We wanted to offer reassurance that we continue to provide the most competitive prices on the market. Read on to find out how...
The Future of Charting at the UKHO
With the announcement of the withdrawal of paper charting at the UKHO, we were invited down to the Taunton headquarters to learn more about the future and how digital charting will play it's part.
Pushing Boundaries: Solo Circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle, Non-Stop
dsnm are keen supporters of strong women in the superyacht industry, and as such would like to introduce you to Ella Hibbert who is campaigning to become the first person to solo circumnavigate the Arctic Circle, non-stop.
You don't know what you don't know
There has been quite a bit of concern around the safety of lithium-ion batteries due to the number of fires that have occurred recently on multiple yachts. That said the number of devices that are currently in circulation has increased dramatically and with it will come an increase in incidents.
The UKHO intends to withdraw from paper chart production by 2026
Last week, the UKHO announced they will be phasing out the production and supply of paper charts to the market with complete withdrawal by the end of 2026 due to a continuing reduction in the demand for paper charts. Read our response to the news here.
Inspiring Women in Yachting : Sarah Glover, fleet manager in the week, intrepid explorer at the weekend
Following on from our blog series earlier this year centering on influential women in the superyacht industry, this month’s focus is one of our own incredible female team members, Sarah Glover. She loves her job, but loves her outdoorsy weekends equally - making the absolute most of her time. She hops in the car with her car roof tent and goes off adventuring.
Conrad Empson - Navigating the journey from on-board to CrewPass
Who is Conrad Empson? Although many of you will remember him from Below Deck Mediterranean Series 3, his career in the yachting industry has been much more than that … we sat down with him to find out more about his journey from on-board to shore side.
The second annual M3 event - motors, music and munchies
As long term supporters of Superyacht Charities Foundation we are delighted to be attending the next event on their full social calendar. Join us and them on the 17th July for the second annual M3 event, sponsored by Riela Yachts.
Superyacht Charities Ball April 2022
dsnm Ltd were proud sponsors of the 2022 Superyacht Charities Ball held in Southampton on 2nd April 2022. The fundraising dinner and charity auction raised over £85,000 and nearly 500 people attended the black tie event.
Atlantic R2R: Their unaided 3000-mile rowing race
We briefly discussed this race in dsnm social media posts in July 2021 and September 2021, but as the December 2023 date is charging towards us, we really wanted to bring some serious attention to the Atlantic R2R team taking on the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
Sharing the Knowledge. Leaving a Legasea.
LEGASEA is the superyacht industry’s collective Social Impact platform, committed to seeing our industry at its best, and to leaving it better than we found it. People are at the centre of everything they do. Both David and Alicia Store have volunteered to be Legasea Mentors.
Women at the Helm: Alicia Store - dsnm Ltd
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.
Women at the Helm: Cheryl Zimmerman - FarSounder
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.
Women at the Helm: Aino-Leena Grapin - Winch Design
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.
Women at the Helm: Rose Damen - Damen Yachting
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.
The Beauty of Charts
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.
Exposed Antarctic Sea Floor – never seen before
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.
Up-to-date nautical charts are an essential and non-negotiable part of any superyacht bridge equipment with weekly updates providing safety-critical information for the crew.
A witty way to master the art of studying
With our questions to hand, we caught up with long time client and friend of dsnm Ben O’Hara, to talk about his exciting new business venture and delve into his experiences of life in the Superyacht world.
Recruitment - The Real Story
Having the right crew on a superyacht is vital to success. We caught up with Liam Dobbin from Wilsonhalligan to discuss Superyacht Recruitment including the challenges faced when getting the right person for the job.
Cooking up a storm at sea….
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.
Invest, empower, develop. The Fly’ Fleet way
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.
COVID-19 Port Information
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.
An insight into Yacht Management
With our questions at the ready, we sat down for 5 minutes with Mark Paterson at the brightly coloured Y.CO HQ in Monaco to delve into a day in the life of working for such as successful management company.
Everyday is a school day at sea
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.
Knowledge is a powerful tool and George Mills, our resident expert Master Mariner is an invaluable asset to dsnm. We are now sharing his expertise with all of our clients.....
The Stewardess Corner - an online resource for travelling crew
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.
Attention to detail, bespoke and eye-catching products for every Superyacht bridge
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.
Adjusting the DSNM sails for 2019......
“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.
Life through a lens - A portrait of Superyacht photographer Tom van Oossanen
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.
Glow in the dark dolphins and globe trotting takeaways - Is being a Chief Officer a dream job?
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.
Big service from a small team - a glimpse into the world of bespoke yacht management
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.
Work hours logging – time for a better way with new Workrest app
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.
Just what keeps Lizzie busy?... a day in the life of a DSNM Fleet Manager
For five years Lizzie Goff 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.
The best grasp on works management could be at your fingertips
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.
Sun, style, sophistication… and more than just a few Superyachts!
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.
Accounting software gets exciting…
Designed by professionals in the superyacht industry, Voly has been built with first-hand practical knowledge meaning it is specifically tailored for the superyacht environment.