The USA has not always been in a rush to ratify international treaties, with MLC 2006 and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea being outstanding examples. However, the USA pushed the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security) through the IMO in 18 months. Subsequent to the 9/11 attack by hijacked aircraft, the US objective was to protect themselves from a similar attack by sea.
The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is pleased to announce that the seventh edition of its World Champions Awards Giving Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at the prestigious Sporting Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The whole powerboating and international sport community will gather on...
The Seafarers Earnings Deduction (SED) as it has become known is a unique piece of tax legislation that allows seafarers to claim a 100% tax exemption on their foreign earnings. It stands as testimony to a bittersweet battle fought between HMRC and the trade unions.
The superyacht sector generates thousands of jobs and billions of euros for France and Monaco each year. A high percentage of the world’s superyachts pass through both jurisdictions every summer, or berth in one of the many pleasure ports all year round. The contribution this sector makes to the loc...
For fluency or just for brushing up, here are five great language-learning apps to help you get where you want to be. Read a review
International's Boat Paint Guide has gone digital! Everything you need to know to keep your boat beautiful and sailing smoothly. Read more
Flight planning and travel risk management just got a whole lot easier with MedAire's comprehensive risk assessment app. Read more
A personal travel guide - a jaw droppingly beautiful place bursting at the seams with wildlife and adventure. Read more.
A complete tour and travel guide to help you get the most out of your visit to the Caribbean Islands. Read more.
Get to know the meaning of flags and flag combinations in different maritime situations.
In this app you will find some instructional videos that show you how to carry out manoeuvres under various conditions. Read more
Rated #1 winter sports app by Men's Health magazine. Read more
The North Face® Snow Report has everything you need for your next trip to the mountains.
Celestial is a complete package for celestial navigation on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Read more
ShipShape Pro is a handy iPad app to asist in boat management and maintainenance.
Urbanspoon is the #1 app dedicated to finding the best food and dining at over a million restaurants. Read more
The demonstrations by certified instructors enable the viewer to visualize exactly how to administer first aid in every situation. Read more
Live a healthier, more active life with Fitbit, the top app for tracking all-day activity, workouts and health. Read more
The Caribbean's #1 ranked app for local & global news, designed for your mobile. Read more
MarineTraffic displays real-time positions of ships worldwide. It covers a huge number of important shipping routes. Read a review.
A well designed and informative app for all lighthouse fans, photographers, yachtsmen, sailors and for many others Read more
Following on from MLC 2006, the developers of Triton Administrator have created a new web app you might need! Read a review.
No more racking your brain to remember someone’s name! Evernote’s mobile phone and tablet app Hello is just the ticket. Read a review
Eight mobile apps offering a high-tech solution for a problem you didn’t even know you had! Read a Review.
Are you swotting up for your OOW? These apps could help you pass the dreaded oral exam! Read a review
Y.CO's app provides users with up to date information on luxury yachts available for sale and charter worldwide. Read more
We all know apps are useful, but have you ever thought about what they could do for your yachting career? Help or hinder? Read a review
Renowned sailor Skip Novak explains the fundamentals of sailing through heavy weather. Read more.
A great navigational app for boaters, yachties, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts! Available for multiple regions. Read more.
When it comes to exercise, are you counting the hundreds of steps up and down to the sun deck? Read a review.
With the Monaco Yacht Show this week, stay focused and let the "My Monte-Carlo" app take care of the basics. Read more.
The official app for FLIBS, St. Petersburg, Miami Beach and Palm Beach International Boat Shows. Read more.
Yachting App Delivers Resources & Advice for Crew and Guest Safety – from Sea to Shore. Read more.
Visitor's guide to the beautiful island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Read More.
An inspiring collection of the world's most charming hotels and gourmet restaurants. Read More.
A useful and informative app to prepare you for your next dream holiday on the Gold Coast. Read More
Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. Read more.
Zagat is your guide to discovering the best restaurants, bars, shops and hotels in dozens of top locations. Read more.
Convert every world currency with the XE Currency App – Free Edition. Read more
The taxi app - UBER - was long overdue but now faces closure by monopolies worldwide. Read more
Strides is the easiest way to track all your goals, with custom reminders to keep you motivated and on track. Read More
easyJet just got easier for iPhone and iPod users with this FREE easyJet app. Read more
A few trends rose and fell last year, and the the emphasis is no longer on friend, follower and fan style feeds. Read a review.
This is a comprehensive study guide and exam application for sailors. Read more
Helpful illustrations will enable you to communicate easily abroad when you need help but can’t speak the language.Read more
This app provides all skippers and sailors with the essential knowledge they need to interpret what other vessels are doing, Read more
The whole of Saint-Barth is now in your hand !
The Nautical App you’ve been waiting since quite a long time, easy, simple and at your fingertips. Read more
SaltHub is the easy way to connect with the Yachting & Marine industry, instantly. Read more
Track white sharks and find out about the new research of these amazing predators. Read more
AyeTides displays tides or currents (also known as tidal streams) for over 10,000 stations worldwide. Read more
iNavX™ brings the official and up to date high resolution NOAA RNC raster US waters marine charts to your mobile devices. Read more
With PocketGrib you can download, view and analyse global weather data while on the go. Read more
Wind, waves and weather for 37.000 locations worldwide. Any time, any where! Read more
Sea Help - the breakdown service at sea. Read more
Connect@Sea is a mobile voice application developed specifically for affordable calling and messaging while out at sea. Read more
Sea Tow for on-water assistance, PLUS access detailed tides, marine weather forecasts and radar and more. Read more
Superyacht Spotter is dedicated to Superyacht enthusiasts around the globe. Read more
Find all the information needed to progress your career in the superyacht industry. Read more
Receive all marine weather predictions according to your current GEO location. Read more
The Most Widely Used Boating App! Read more
Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch is the modern workspace that helps you be your most productive self. Read more
The website and app will not only tell you what boats are near you, but it will tell you what boats are moored where. Read more
Skipper is mobile charts done right. A seamless chart-plotter, with data synced across all of your devices, and backed up to the cloud. Read more
Nobeltec TimeZero is a marine navigation App specially designed for sailors with cutting-edge, useful tools & data needed. Read more
St Barth App is a groundbreaking new mobile app that supplies an essential tool for everyone visiting or living on St Barth. Read more
The All in One Digital Tourist Guide and Event Planner for your safe and pleasant vacation on Antigua & Barbuda Read More
The Singapore Yacht Show is the leading event in Asia for visitors to experience the luxury lifestyle on water. Read more
Travel guide for the city of Genoa: places of interest, itineraries, fact sheets, restaurants and hotels and audio guide. Read more
Yachtie makes it easy to keep track of your yachting adventures. Read more
BoatJobs makes it simple to keep track of all the repair and maintenance jobs that keep your boat running smoothly and safely.Read more
Discover the highlights with tripwolf, your personal travel guide! Read more
Boatyard connects boat owners to local, verified, boat service professionals. Read more
Duolingo is Apple's 2013 App of the Year! Learn a language. Totally fun. Totally free. Read more
There are no more sleepless nights when you worry about weather your boat is dragging or not. Read more
Named best knot-tying app by Outside Magazine! Read More
Hundreds of pages of information on your device! This app caters to all levels of expertise with a wide variety of content. Read more.
images of all (40) of the international code flags, along with abbreviated usage descriptions for each flag. Read more
SailingApp is like no other Sailing tool on your iPhone or iPad. Read more
Navigation Rules Pro has everything in our popular Navigation Rules app plus an additional 100 pages of content. Read more
Dive Log is designed to work either as your primary SCUBA diving logbook app or with compatible 3rd party logbook apps. Read more.
Recently bunker buoy made the revolutionary move to connect clients directly with the world’s physical fuel suppliers Read more
Recommendations from locals on where to eat drink and play when travelling. Read more
Sailing Tactician is an iPhone app which helps sailing teams win regattas. Read more
Make reservations at more than 2,000 luxury hotels worldwide with the 5StarHotels app. Read more
DockHop enables boaters to find and reserve slips, moorings, dry-stack and storage space at marinas. Read more
Professional Bearing Compass with real-time camera and map views, bearing markers and 8x zoom. Read more
The YB Tracking iPhone/iPad app allows you to follow live race tracking on your mobile. Read more
SEAiq Free is a full-featured marine navigation app. Read more
You may have just stumbled across the world’s greatest ever city guide. Read more
Quintessentially Lifestyle’s new App the world’s leading Lifestyle & Concierge Service opens the doors on its unrivalled expertise. Read more
Porto Montenegro is a luxury marina and residential village located in Tivat on the Bay of Kotor. Read more
A worldwide Yachting directory, providing you with access to a directory of services, with hundreds of businesses worldwide. Read more
Riviera Escape is the first French Riviera yacht charter guide. Read more
The ultimate marine logbook for sailing and boating Read more
Imagine extending the reach of your SiMON monitoring/alarm system to encompass your wireless iPhone and the iPod Touch. Read more
Lights and daytime shapes are very useful to recognise other ships and determine their route. Read more
Find out all about the most beautiful classic yachts in the world.
Valued for decades as the indispensable compendium of regularly updated navigational data for Western Europe. Read more
Train your memory and attention. Read more
Boating Suite is a professional and full-featured app that is designed to help you manage all aspects of your boating life. Read more
Tie, untie and rotate more than 100 knots with just your finger! Knots 3D will give you a whole new perspective on knots! Read more
Discover my Monte Carlo, your guide to going out in Monaco and enter into the Monte Carlo experience. Read more
Keep informed with what's going on in Port Vauban and around. Read more
The most widely used boating app! A favorite among sailors, divers and fishermen who want detailed charts on GPS plotters. Read more
iRegatta is a tactical Regatta application as well as a crusing navigation application for the iPhone. Read more
Essential TIDES tool for anyone involved with sport or leisure at sea. Read more
An app designed to help you find the perfect restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Read more
From wind predictions to weather route planning, a one-stop-shop for weather forecasts taking into account wind, swell and current. Read more
For all you Salty Dogs and Surf Dudes, a great weather app. Wind, wave and weather data can be accessed for almost 3000 spots. Read a review.
Yachtie lets you share your yacht's position and keep track of where your boating friends and family are. Perfect for co-ordinating rendezvous or just staying in touch. Read a review.
The DC Wire Sizer is the most complete and comprehensive marine DC wire-sizing tool available. Read a review
AroundMe is a great app for finding local businesses and bars when you arrive in port - or anywhere else for that matter! Read a review
Vacation Awaits – This app now offers a new way to search for and reserve luxury yacht charters simply and quickly. Read a review.
Reduce the risk of port state control detentions with this app's interactive checklist. Read a review.
The Diving Dude Team brings you an update on the best app for Scuba Divers. Read a review.
Just because you’re stuck scrubbing down the hull or manning a late-night watch does not grant you an automatic excuse to be negligent in your sporting life. Read a review
Between countries, between tax codes, between currencies, between banks? Imagine if there was an app... Read a review
WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for iPhone and other smartphones, allowing for cross-platform messaging without all the hidden fees. Read a review.
From a simple checklist to full-blown projects, 2Do is useful task manager that keeps you organized. Read a review
A free new smartphone app gives New Zealand water users easy access to any information they need when heading out onto the water. Read a Review
Looking for something on your boat? At the chandler and can’t remember what it was you wanted? Here's an app for you! Read a review.
If you become easily bored with the music you own, a range of apps and sites allow you to stream pre-made playlists. Read a review.
In today's world of information overload, it's harder and harder to organize what you want to read online. Along comes Pocket. Read a review.
One-stop Boat and Ship navigation and seamanship resource. A dozen apps in one – from unit converter to boating regulations. Read a review.
Here are some of the best apps for you to follow the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi! Get live video, stats, medal counts and much more. Read a review
Fort Lauderdale Fun+Sun Travel Guide by Lynne Helm keeps you up on what's new, hot, hip and happening. Read more.
In the cramped quarters shared by yacht crew, it’s especially important to use space wisely.
Starring You! Cast Yourself as a Dancing Elf!
Welcome to the Newport Yachting Center Marina, a full-service marina in the midst of historic downtown Newport. Top quality amenities with personal and reliable service.
Port de Gustavia is a modern facility in a stunning setting. They can cater to all your yachting needs as well as guide you through enjoying the best of your stay on the beautiful island of St Barth's.
The complex Marina Porto Antico is composed by several buildings including residences, offices and businesses at quay level, located in the very heart of Genoa's Old Port.
Grand Harbour Marina provides visitors with luxury facilities and services on-site as well as a wide variety of restaurants and wine bars within walking distance including the internationally famed Casino di Venezia on the quayside.
Ideally situated between Venice and Corfu, Porto Montenegro offers marina guests a full homeport solution amidst one of the world’s most spectacular cruising grounds.
Rybovich is an oasis where guests feel comfortable living and interacting with team members, colleagues and friends. And when it comes to yard time - ask any crewmember who has spent time there - they seem to have the formula just right!
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is setting an unprecedented standard in the British Virgin Islands with the highest level of services and amenities at YCCS Marina, Virgin Gorda - full swing and a big welcome!
OneOcean Port Vell is a world-class home port for superyachts, perfectly positioned in the heart of Barcelona.
Marmaris Yacht Marina is located at one of the most attractive maritime parklands in Turkey, ideal for sailing & water sports, and just 2 miles by boat or 8 kms by car from the town of Marmaris.
One of the world's busiest marinas for water sports and regattas and now gearing up for the celebrated Rolex Sydney Hobart Race beginning on 26 December!
Falmouth Harbour Marina is again home to this year's Antigua Charter Yacht Show, taking place from 4th -10th December 2015.
The first marina launched as part of Doha's prestigious Lusail City development is a flagship yachting destination and the premier marina facility in the Middle East. Lusail Marina proudly hosts the Qatar Boat Show, taking place between the 10th-14th November.
Admiral Cove is a concept realised from a desire to create a world class premier integrated marina resort. Located along the unsploit plains of Port Dickson, it is today a major international tourist destination. Host of the Malaysia Boat Show 2015.
Right in the heart of the town of flowers, Portosole Sanremo is one of the largest and most prestigious tourist ports in the whole Mediterranean; it represents a regular base for several mega yachts both privately-owned and used in the luxury charter business.
Port Hercule is a natural bay at the foot of the ancestral rock of the princes of Monaco. It is one of the few, if not the only deep-water port of the French Riviera. Venue for the world famous Monaco Grand Prix and hosting the Monaco Yacht Show from 23-26 September this year.
In the heart of Cannes, overlooking the old town and adjacent to the Palais des Festivals, the port is one of the oldest on the Côte d'Azur. Le Vieux Port is hosting the Cannes Yachting Festival between the 8th - 13th September.
Palma de Mallorca's newest marina, right in the heart of the city!
Nestling in a beautiful and perfectly sheltered harbour, Porto Cervo Marina is one of the Mediterranean's best equipped and most welcoming ports. The spectacular Perini Navi Cup will be held here from the 2nd - 5th September.
Club de Mar Mallorca lies in Palma Bay, barely 10 minutes away from Palma de Mallorca’s International Airport. Hosts of the spectacular Vela Clasica Mallorca
OnboardOnline brings the yachting industry together onto one interactive platform, publishing: yachting news, features, interviews, industry opinion, jobs, a global business directory and a port directory.
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We offer targeted exposure to the global yachting community via content marketing. Since 2014 we've added some great new features to the site, so here’s a reminder of how our model works and how we get results for our clients.
OnboardOnline is a comprehensive platform for senior crew and yachting professionals worldwide. It is specifically built for content marketing which is the most powerful way to build brand awareness and engagement with potential clients. Using a mixture of editorial and promotional content, we get the right information in front of the right people in the right way.
The vehicle for this is our global Business Directory, which lists over 10,000 businesses worldwide. A premium listing includes a full company showcase but, unlike other directories, you can add company news, articles, images and video to your profile. This is important for SEO, and because OnboardOnline is highly ranked by Google, over time this content will increase your visibility in Google searches.
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OnboardOnline now has over 20,000 visits each month and, compared to similar titles, we rank second on Alexa (a measure of traffic and page views) for the entire sector. We also have the largest following on Facebook of all crew media - an important tool in achieving engagement for our clients.