The year 2019 is coming to an end…
And it feels like it has passed far too quickly. Let’s take the opportunity to remember some of the ups and downs in 2019.
Record-breaking shows and filled order books
Most boat shows announced record-breaking figures for their events. Starting with the Boot in January to the MYS and FLIBS, all shows noted more visitors, more exhibitors and more vessels on display than in the years before. In combination with full order books for all major shipyards, this confirms the positive development of the yachting industry and gives hope for the successful year 2020.
Exciting new yacht designs
In 2019 there was no shortage of new spectacular yacht design by shipyards and design studios alike. Think about the Amels 60 Limited Edition or Project L by Thierry Gaugain, just to name two. A few more impressions can be found here.
Sadly the yachting world had to see the loss of a few well-known yachts in 2019. In May the 40m sailing yacht “My Song” was lost at sea when she slipped from a cargo ship during the transport between Mallorca and Genua.
Three superyachts were struck down by fires. First Lady D was destroyed in August in Phuket, Thailand and then last month Lohengrin and Reflection were destroyed at the Universal Marine Center in ft. Lauderdale, Florida while undergoing refit and repair work.
And what about IDEA?
As a company we had a successful year and gathered a lot of information from our clients which will help us in 2020. At the end of 2018 we changed our approach to business and returned to customer based development. We intensified the communication with key clients and encouraged prospects and customers to give us honest feedback about our products. We took this feedback and transformed it into improvements and new functions for our software and release the results at the end of each quarter (If you are missing some improvements you mentioned, you can be sure that it is in our backlogs waiting for implementation. We cannot implement everything at once 😊) Some highlights from 2019:
- New purchase system and stock history
- Trending for logbook
- New crew certificate section
- New permission manager
- Many more smaller improvements
- A full overview can be found in the news section on our homepage.
How to find a suitable management system?
Searching and finding the right management system for your vessel on top of your daily tasks is not often that easy. It is time consuming and you want to be sure that you choose a product that fits your needs before you invest into a software solution. This is why we put together a small guide to assist you in the selection process.
New service 2020
In the last months, we received several requests from vessels seeking help in cleaning up their databases. Over time and with changing crew members databases tend to get messy and are hard to navigate. This often results in a flawed maintenance plan, too. Because of this, we decided to offer a new service to our clients to review their database and do compliance checks. Does the database have a logical structure? Are all necessary maintenance tasks still in the database? Do the maintenance tasks and the component categories still reflect current ISM / flag / registry regulation?
If you are interested in such a check-up please contact our sales team:
Christmas approaches and 2019 is coming to an end, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support, loyalty and trust in us, our products and our company, and we look forward to our continued working relationship into 2020 and beyond.
Your IDEA TEAM