INSIGHTS

Fair Winds and Following Seas

It was a pleasure to see one of our managed yachts depart Amsterdam yesterday after a successful yard refit. Both the yacht and crew are in great shape and ready for a very busy season! Fair winds and following seas.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

It was a pleasure to see one of our managed yachts depart Amsterdam yesterday after a successful yard refit. Both the yacht and crew are in great shape and ready for a very busy season! Fair winds and following seas.

London Calling

Nestled between the dizzy heights of Canary Wharf lie the West India Docks, which first opened for in 1802. Every year they welcome an array of different vessels, and in the early hours of 25 Nov 2021, as London began to stir, one of the largest yachts under Manta’s management slipped gracefully into port. We’re...

Good Weather for Ducks

In keeping with the teams love of water we would also like to introduce you the Manta Ducks: Elvis, Rocky, Speckles, Pe-King, Crispy and Jaffa. Elvis – Elvis always seems to be “All shook up”. His quiff continues to grow; however, he struggles to remain smart! He walks with pride and is a firm believer...

It seemed to sink in…

One of Manta’s Directors had a very different kind of afternoon recently, when he talked to some local primary school students about buoyancy.  Anthony’s virtual audience have been studying The Titanic at school and were unable to make any visits to local maritime museums due to the lockdown restrictions. He was happy to add some...

Bermuda DoC

Having just won the management of a well-known Bermuda-registered yacht, we’ve obtained an ISM Document of Compliance from The Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Administration. Manta now has DoCs issued by Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Marshall Islands, but we welcome yachts of any size and flag to our fleet!

Head Office expansion supports growth

As Manta’s team continues to grow so too must our office space! We’ve recently completed an extensive refurbishment of our head office at historic Botley Mills. Nestling along the River Hamble, Manta Maritime’s picturesque home is in the Grade II-listed former flour mill. Built in 1750, incredibly the milling tradition has been evident on this...

Owners representative for a 47m yacht new build

We were approached by a large and well known maritime law firm who recommended our services to a client that was about to sign a contract for a 47metre composite yacht to be built in Turkey. This was the first new yacht for the client, and only the second yacht that the yard had built,...

Facilitating the provision of a loading computer

A relatively common issue for yachts when they are first delivered is an inability to fill their fuel oil, lube oil and fresh water tanks whilst remaining compliant with the relevant stability criteria. This is especially the case with semi-production yachts, where an owner has added additional weight via change orders that must be mitigated...

Manta’s 10 Year Anniversary

In celebration of Manta Maritime’s 10 year anniversary directors Anthony Gradwell and Ken Appleby held a fabulous party at Heston Blumenthal’s world renowned Fat Duck restaurant. Whilst Heston wasn’t there in person, he was very much present in each of the 16 courses of molecular gastronomy. Highlights included cocktails prepared in liquid nitrogen, hot and cold...

Performing Port State control pre-inspections on motor and sailing yachts

In January 2011 the Paris Memorandum on Port State Control (the body that regulates port State inspections in European coastal waters and the North Atlantic basin) introduced the New Inspection Regime. Under the NIR the Paris MoU member States took a joint responsibility to inspect all eligible vessels, including all commercial yachts over 24metre in...

Management of 107m explorer yacht

We provide full management, including ISM and ISPS services, to a novel azipod-driven passenger yacht recently built in Norway for a very experienced yacht-owner. This long-standing client specifically approached Manta as they required a more personable and ‘boutique-style’ service, which they felt they wouldn’t receive from a larger yacht management company. In addition to the...

Technical management of 130m diesel-electric motor yacht

Manta was directly approached for technical support by the owner of a very large passenger yacht, having been recommended by the team overseeing the build. With an exceptionally complex vessel which required significant shore-based assistance for maintenance and repairs, the owner wanted first-hand assurance that a technically strong individual would be readily available to assist...

Ken Appleby appointed as DPA

We are delighted to announce that Ken Appleby has joined Manta as Designated Person Ashore and Company Security Officer. Ken brings with him many years experience in the yachting sector having worked with owners, builders and designers on countless diverse projects. I am delighted to have already contributed to the development of our safety management...