Posted: 12th April 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge
Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand after Phuket and Koh Chang, boasts pearl-white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests, waterfalls and high-end luxury resorts and spas. Now the destination is luring superyachts to its stunning anchorages and plans are underway for the island's first marina.
Posted: 2nd January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Pascal Bredin is General Manager of Seal Superyachts Tahiti and a passionately biased promoter of the archipelago as a superyacht destination. The Tahitian native has lived and worked here his whole life, graduating from the shipyards to become a captain and then a yacht agent. Over lunch on the idyllic Coco Beach we chatted with Pascal about his career and his love of the 118 islands he calls home.
Posted: 21st November 2017 | Written by: Karpaz Gate Marina
Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has announced its 2018 berthing campaign as it strengthens its status as one of the East Mediterranean’s leading full-service facilities. Having just celebrated its most successful season since opening six years ago, the award-winning marina is tempting visitors with unique packages, incentives, and attractive servicing and berthing rates for 2018.
Posted: 14th July 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson
Managing a marina has certainly become more interesting in recent years. It’s no longer enough to have state of the art facilities and great Wifi, the world wants more and marinas must become ‘destinations in their own right’, a fact that hasn’t gone unheeded at Port la Napoule on the French Riviera. Until now it’s been something of a well kept secret but with the longest lease term along the coast, the only catamaran quay for miles and a prime location, there’s plenty to shout about.
Posted: 26th June 2017 | Written by: Christelle Holler
There is a hidden gem in the remote South Pacific called Fakarava, one of the numerous tiny dots on the map of French Polynesia in the Tuamotu archipelago, northeast of Tahiti. There's a special atmosphere here and a unique and varied ecosystem where sharks share their territory with small tropical fish and every snorkel or dive encounter is different.
Posted: 24th June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Norway is famous for its spellbinding panoramas and natural beauty, named by National Geographic Traveler as the world's most unspoiled destination while the Western Fjords feature prominently in UNESCO's World Heritage List. Even so, chartering a yacht in Norway is not for everyone, but a growing appetite for novelty is attracting the more intrepid traveller to venture north to see what Norway has to offer.
Posted: 22nd May 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge
Following extensive lobbying by the superyacht industry the Thai Temporary Charter License has received the Royal Decree. The new Charter License laws permit visiting foreign flagged superyachts ( 30m +) to apply for a one year license allowing them to cruise and operate commercially in Thai waters.
Posted: 16th April 2017 | Written by: Jonni Nicole Albetta
Elba Island, a refuge within Italy's Tuscan Archipelago, has been a popular destination for yachts and tourists for decades. With its idyllic anchorages, crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches, Elba has also been likened to the Caribbean but with better food! Last year my family spent the summer holidays in Elba and it made a lasting impression for all the right reasons.
Posted: 11th April 2017 | Written by: Christelle Holler
Three years ago, after a dive trip organized by Superyacht Private Expeditions we decided to take the time to explore Costa Rica a little further. We had had some of our most vibrant underwater encounters in a world which seemed relatively safe from poaching and illegal fishing, and it felt like we were part of the happy few witnessing marine wildlife absolutely untouched by human activity.
Posted: 11th February 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge
With the rise in world-class marinas in nearly every region, New Zealand has also been developing their docks and creating larger berths for larger vessels. Auckland in particular is now home to some excellent marinas and anchorages, with the advantage of world-class refit and maintenance facilities nearby. We spoke to two men on the ground, Charlie Dwyer and Duthie Lidgard of Asia Pacific Superyachts, to learn more.