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Ahoy Club is Making Waves

23 Nov 2018

Ahoy Club, a new digital platform that seeks to transform the luxury yacht charter market, is making waves. After more than 20 years of charter experience as a customer and owner, Ian Malouf has decided to turn to digital and app technology to create a completely different approach to chartering and is proud to play his part to cut down the current ‘piracy on the high seas’ as he calls it.

You don’t own this industry and it needs a shake

16 Nov 2018

Ian Malouf states during the Disruptor Debate of the Superyacht Forum that his primary objective is to improve the market and his secondary objective is to make money. “I think we’re portrayed as a one click and you’re there business, but we have a large team and we are a full-service digital platform. We have the cheapest structure in the business and we expect it will go lower before it goes higher.”

Ian Malouf delivers the truth to The Superyacht Forum

14 Nov 2018

On day two of The Superyacht Forum, the industry finds itself under the microscope… Where to begin with our review of day two? With Ian Malouf, of course. Ian’s conversation, which opened day two, was possibly the most candid I’ve witnessed in my eight years attending the forum. And I can’t help thinking that I agree with most of what he said...

Ahoy Club Interview with The YachtGuy

13 Nov 2018

Ahoy Club asks The YachtGuy, what he thinks of Ahoy Club and moving the industry, what trends he can foresee in the near future and finally, whats new & cool in water toys.

Ellie Malouf on what it means to be the #1 Digital charter platform in the world

1 Nov 2018

Ellie Malouf, Global Account Manager of Ahoy Club discusses how, through the modernisation of chartering Ahoy Club's solution is the most efficient, transparent & cost effective solution for both yacht owners and yacht charterers.

Clientele Luxury Global

25 Sep 2018

Ahoy Club connects charterers and their desired vessel with unrivalled simplicity.

Yachting Made Easy

14 Sep 2018

Ian Malouf has brought the efficiency of digital technology to the yachting world with his innovative chartering service, the Ahoy Club.

Mischief Makers

13 Sep 2018

The Malouf family are seasoned yacht owners who are determined to shake up the charter game. The Superyacht Report sits down with the family aboard their 54m M/Y Mischief to find out more.

Day 1 - Ahoy Club at The Cannes Yachting Festival

12 Sep 2018

Join us at the Cannes Yachting Festival, CANTO108 / Port Canto from 11th to 16th September.

Monaco Court Hears Superyacht Case

12 Sep 2018

An interesting case is being heard in the courts of Monaco with an outcome expected just days before the Monaco Yacht Show opens.

Owners Talk Business

7 Sep 2018

Why yacht owners are taking matters into their own hands and setting up shop in the superyacht industry.

Automating the Yacht Chartering Process

6 Sep 2018

Australian executive, superyacht owner and long-time charter, Ian Malouf, is shaking up the $14 billion charter industry with a unique concept.

A Shift in the Charter Market: Ahoy Club

30 Aug 2018

Uber, Airbnb, Black Jet...each industry, even dog walking, has been shaken up with new disruptive technology over the past few years, many becoming multi-billion pound enterprises. Now it looks like it’s time for the superyacht charter market finally to catch up and move into the digital world says Tom Montgomery.

Bin there, done that, now it’s plain sailing

28 Aug 2018

A former binman who has just collected more than £300 million from selling his waste recycling business has embarked on an audacious plan to clean up in the superyacht market.

On board with Ian Malouf, owner of 52m superyacht Mischief

25 Aug 2018

Claire Wrathall meets Ian Malouf, owner of 52.4 metre superyacht Mischief, a businessman who has cleaned up in Australia and is now enjoying the fruits of his labours... In the tell-it-like-it-is style of the Sydney Morning Herald, Ian Malouf is “king of the dumpsters” and “Australia’s richest garbo”. More poetically he’s an alchemist who has found a way to turn rubbish into gold, or at least dollars. Officially, however, he tends to be known as the founder and CEO of Dial a Dump Industries, aka DADI Group, the self-styled “leading waste management service provider and recycler in New South Wales”.

Meet the nation’s richest garbage man

23 Aug 2018

A Sydney garbage man has really cleaned up after selling his business for more than half a billion dollars. Ian Malouf started Dial A Dump with just a single truck and a shovel in 1984 and has since made his fortune with a fleet of dumpsters.

Dial a Dump founder Ian Malouf turns to yachting after $577m sale

22 Aug 2018

Ian Malouf says he knows how to work and how to party, combining both last night as 300 guests joined him over cocktails to celebrate the $577 million sale of his Dial a Dump waste business to the listed Bingo Industries.

Fine Dining Around the Mediterranean

10 Aug 2018

An insider's guide to the most exclusive dining destinations whilst exploring the Mediterranean by the founders of Ahoy Club, the super yacht charter platform.

Vanity Fair - Ship Ahoy

3 Aug 2018

In the past, anyone who hadn't already chartered a yacht for the remainder of the summer by this stage in the season wouldn't have stood a chance of finding their dream vessel.

Meet the man trying to ‘Uberise’ the superyacht market

30 Jul 2018

In some people, they evoke open-mouthed jealousy; in others, sheer revulsion. But however you feel when you see the vast, smug hull of a luxury yacht, we probably all have the same thought: who on earth owns that?

Chartering with the best rates

23 Jul 2018

Ahoy Club, the world’s first bespoke luxury yacht charter service, launched on May 1st with a promise to transform the global charter market.

Dial A Dump's Ian Malouf makes waves with an Airbnb for superyacht own

22 Jun 2018

Dial-A-Dump founder Ian Malouf with his superyacht Mischief. He is disrupting the global yacht charter business with Ahoy Club, which uses smart technology and an app to up-end the secretive, traditional world of the yacht broker and hefty commissions.

All aboard: Ahoy Club is on a mission to make yacht charter easier

15 Jun 2018

As anyone who has ever dealt with a yacht broker will know, chartering a boat can be a complicated, opaque and expensive business.

Sydney Morning Herald - Tub thumper

14 Jun 2018

At a time when the chasm between the haves and the have-yachts is widening, garbage entrepreneur Ian Malouf is doing his bit to bridge the gap with a new platform called the Ahoy Club, which he describes as Uber for superyachts.

Chartering a Yacht Just Got Easier

1 Jun 2018

Digital superyacht platform Ahoy Club starts a digital charter revolution.

The No. 1 Superyacht Charter Platform in the World, Ahoy Club has launched

30 May 2018

Ahoy Club; the No.1 Superyacht Charter platform in the World! Ahoy Club; the No. 1 Superyacht charter platform in the world puts the Worlds’ yacht fleet right at your fingertips with the Guaranteed best rates in the market. The only opportunity to go anywhere and do anything in your own time, with whoever you choose...

A step towards the digitalization of Yachting

17 May 2018

Renowned as one of the sectors that take the most time to turn to new technologies, yachting has taken a step towards digitalization. Ahoy Club, a new startup launched by Australian entrepreneur, Ian Malouf, says it can lower the prices of superyacht charters and optimize their use.

Chartering a yacht in a hurry?

8 May 2018

Struggling to track down the right yacht on which to spend some (or all) of the fast-approaching summer? A new digital platform, which promises to bring prospective charter clients and boat owners together with the minimum of fuss, is one to keep on the radar.

Changing the charter game

3 May 2018

A new platform, Ahoy Club, hopes to make chartering easier, cost-effective and accessible to the wider market. The enterprise, developed by superyacht owner and businessman Ian Malouf, believes that through its user-friendly, efficient platform, it can lower the costs of chartering by around 20 per cent, generating a higher amount of revenue for superyacht owners and encouraging more UHNWIs to enter into the charter market.

Streamlining yacht chartering through tech - Yacht Harbour

2 May 2018

Ahoy Club, the new, UK-based startup, brainchild of Australian entrepreneur, Ian Malouf is set to launch in May to offer a simpler way to book yacht charters. Focused on cutting out redundant fees, speeding up the process and offering a larger inventory, Ahoy will launch just in time for the 2018 summer season.

Making waves with new app to charter superyachts

25 Apr 2018

Australian businessman Ian Malouf is making waves with a new superyacht charter service described as ‘Airbnb for the super-rich’. The self-made waste management tycoon charters his £22million superyacht Mischief for up to £263,000 per week, but says managing bookings through yacht brokers is ‘slow and cumbersome’.

Boating Business | New automated yacht charter service saves time and costs

25 Apr 2018

A new luxury yacht charter service will automate the charter process for what is believed to be the first time, cutting costs by 20% and allowing customers to book yachts within minutes and at significantly reduced rates.

Chartering New Territory

15 Apr 2018

Ian Malouf is an Australian entrepreneur with a passion for the luxury yachting lifestyle. Having experienced chartering as a client and guest for many years, in 2015 he acquired a 54-metre Baglietto, naming her M/Y Mischief. Although he sees the yacht as a source of personal and family enjoyment, Malouf treats Mischief as a business, and expects to see her returning income through charter activity. Frustrated with what he felt were outdated practices and a lack of embracing technology, Malouf set about challenging the status quo of luxury yacht charter with his newly launched website "Ahoy Club".

Superyachts finally embrace the digital revolution

2 Apr 2018

Chartering a superyacht is the ultimate holiday – a bespoke luxury experience, combining six-star service from a dedicated crew, endless water sports and a personalised itinerary which takes you to hidden coves and islands that are otherwise out of reach. It has previously been the domain of the rich and famous and high-flying executives: a destination vacation that allows you to relax in privacy, in some of the most beautiful parts of the world, without missing out on any of the comforts or luxuries one would expect, with all the modern technological conveniences one could possibly need.