INSIGHTS

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!

Another successful shipyard period

After a busy shipyard period in Trieste, one of the larger yachts under Manta’s management has entered back into service, looking magnificent with a fresh coat of anti-fouling and polished props. We like to think that it’s no fluke that this happens – planned scrupulously and managed meticulously. Guided with passion and drive on the...

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...

Ulysses shows her new colours

After a very successful yard period at CompositeWorks’ new facility in La Rochelle, M/Y Ulysses returns to the South of France for the summer season. The recent owner-requested works, managed by Manta Maritime, include a fully faired and painted hull, polished stainless steel railings on all exterior decks, additional crew cabins and VIP balconies. Also added...

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...

Ulysses makes waves

Manta Maritime assists adventurous owner fulfil dream of technically advanced explorer yacht. Manta was closely involved during the build and continues to provide management services for this extraordinary yacht.

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...