30 Mar 2019
Having made his $550 million fortune in one industry, Ian Malouf is determined to bust open what he believes is a protected, inefficient industry ripe for the taking in the other – in his own inimitable style.
27 Feb 2019
Ahoy Club sets sail, bringing the number one digital yacht chartering platform in the world to the Dubai Boat Show 2019.
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.
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.”
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...
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.
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.
25 Sep 2018
Ahoy Club connects charterers and their desired vessel with unrivalled simplicity.
14 Sep 2018
Ian Malouf has brought the efficiency of digital technology to the yachting world with his innovative chartering service, the Ahoy Club.
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.
12 Sep 2018
Join us at the Cannes Yachting Festival, CANTO108 / Port Canto from 11th to 16th September.
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.
7 Sep 2018
Why yacht owners are taking matters into their own hands and setting up shop in the superyacht industry.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 Jun 2018
Digital superyacht platform Ahoy Club starts a digital charter revolution.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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".
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.