• 2017 MYBA Charter Show Round Up

    Posted: 28th April 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson

    The 2017 MYBA Charter Show, hosted for the first time in Barcelona's OneOcean Port Vell this year, came and went in a flood of excitement and... rain! Despite the missed opportunity for branded brollies the show was well organized, easy to get around and, for the most part, even the Wi-Fi was good.
  • Winners of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

    Posted: 27th April 2017 | Written by: Jan Hein

    Nelson’s Dockyard was the quintessential venue for the 30th celebration of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by Panerai. For the final evening of a jam-packed week, the historic grounds blossomed with lights, tents, and a stage filled with glittering trophies.
  • Motor Yacht ĀKIKŌ Available in Australia & South Pacific

    Posted: 27th April 2017 | Written by: Ocean Alliance

    Ocean Alliance is proud to welcome the 34m motor yacht ĀKIKŌ, meaning 'far from home' to the charter market in Australia and the South Pacific. The new owners completed an extensive refit period with McMullen and Wing in New Zealand and Ocean Alliance and she is now available in pristine condition for expedition charters in the region.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    Posted: 21st April 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 in recognition of its outstanding growth and contribution to international trade. The Queen's Award is the highest accolade for UK businesses, celebrating achievements in international trade, innovation and sustainable development.
  • Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Underway

    Posted: 21st April 2017 | Written by: ACYR

    The 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, the first in this year's series of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge kicked off on Wednesday with a backdrop of spectacular vessels flanking Nelson’s Dockyard.
  • 2017 World Superyacht Awards

    Posted: 20th April 2017 | Written by: Natalie Turner

    In just under a month, the World Superyacht Awards, hosted by Boat International Media, will attract the most influential players in the superyacht industry to Florence in Italy to honour the finest new superyacht builds delivered in the past 12 months.
  • Yacht Agents Luise Group Expand Operations

    Posted: 20th April 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    Dedicated exclusively to shoreside support and VIP concierge services to the superyacht industry, Luise Group has announced significant expansion in the Mediterranean and the addition of several new offices.
  • Banks Making Giant Profits on Overseas Transfers

    Posted: 18th April 2017 | Written by: Kevin Tullett

    A quiet long weekend in FX was punctuated by the below Guardian article which highlights the extent to which the customer is being failed and cheated by FX services at large banks. Thankfully there are alternatives...
  • MOAS Rescues Over 1,500 People in the Central Mediterranean

    Posted: 16th April 2017 | Written by: Giulio Tiberio Marostica

    Since the early hours of Saturday 15 April, MOAS has been assisting nine boats containing an estimated total of 1,500-1,800 children, women and men. With 2,074 rescues already conducted in the Central Mediterranean by various search and rescue (SAR) assets on Friday, including 134 by MV Phoenix, developments over the past 24 hours are a clear indication of the huge escalation in this ongoing humanitarian crisis at sea.
  • Winners of Les Voiles de St Barth 2017

    Posted: 16th April 2017 | Written by: Kirsten Ferguson

    After three days of tight competition off the island of St. Barth, due to lack of wind the Race Committee was forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the final day of racing. Nevertheless, the eighth edition of the regatta didn't disappoint, with winners crowned in all nine classes.
  • Winners of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

    Posted: 27th April 2017 | Written by: Jan Hein

    Nelson’s Dockyard was the quintessential venue for the 30th celebration of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by Panerai. For the final evening of a jam-packed week, the historic grounds blossomed with lights, tents, and a stage filled with glittering trophies.
  • Motor Yacht ĀKIKŌ Available in Australia & South Pacific

    Posted: 27th April 2017 | Written by: Ocean Alliance

    Ocean Alliance is proud to welcome the 34m motor yacht ĀKIKŌ, meaning 'far from home' to the charter market in Australia and the South Pacific. The new owners completed an extensive refit period with McMullen and Wing in New Zealand and Ocean Alliance and she is now available in pristine condition for expedition charters in the region.
  • Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Underway

    Posted: 21st April 2017 | Written by: ACYR

    The 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, the first in this year's series of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge kicked off on Wednesday with a backdrop of spectacular vessels flanking Nelson’s Dockyard.
  • 2017 World Superyacht Awards

    Posted: 20th April 2017 | Written by: Natalie Turner

    In just under a month, the World Superyacht Awards, hosted by Boat International Media, will attract the most influential players in the superyacht industry to Florence in Italy to honour the finest new superyacht builds delivered in the past 12 months.
  • Winners of Les Voiles de St Barth 2017

    Posted: 16th April 2017 | Written by: Kirsten Ferguson

    After three days of tight competition off the island of St. Barth, due to lack of wind the Race Committee was forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the final day of racing. Nevertheless, the eighth edition of the regatta didn't disappoint, with winners crowned in all nine classes.
  • America's Cup Preparations Underway

    Posted: 14th April 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    There are less than 50 days to go before one of the most prestigious and grueling competitions in sport, with six nations preparing to compete in the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda. All sights are on the coveted trophy and the gloves are off!
  • Recent Spike in Piracy in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somalia

    Posted: 12th April 2017 | Written by: Securewest International

    Securewest International closely monitors all maritime threats and would like to bring to your attention the recent increase in incidents in The High Risk Area (HRA) of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Somalia coastline. A recent spike in piracy activity off the Yemeni and Somalia coastlines has raised fresh concerns regarding the security of vessels transiting the region.
  • VanDutch Charter Availability - Monaco Grand Prix

    Posted: 31st March 2017 | Written by: Jenny Caird

    212 Yachts, located in Port Pierre Canto in Cannes, manages a fleet of luxury chase boats available for charter. Due to a cancellation, there is some remaining availability of stunning VanDutch 40s for rent during the Monaco Grand Prix, with or without a skipper.
  • Nilaya Wins Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous

    Posted: 15th March 2017 | Written by: Jill Campbell

    Nilaya has won its second consecutive victory at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous. The 111-foot sailing yacht built by Baltic Yachts won all three races in Class A by an average of more than six minutes.
  • Mediterranean Yacht Show, Greece: 29 April - 2 May 2017

    Posted: 12th March 2017 | Written by: Greek Yachting Association

    The Greek Yachting Association's upcoming Mediterranean Yacht Show takes place in the medievial town of Nafplion from 29 April to 2 May 2017. This major yachting event in Greeece showcases a range of luxury yachts and offers yachting professionals the perfect setting to combine business with pleasure.
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  • 2017 MYBA Charter Show Round Up

    Posted: 28th April 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson

    The 2017 MYBA Charter Show, hosted for the first time in Barcelona's OneOcean Port Vell this year, came and went in a flood of excitement and... rain! Despite the missed opportunity for branded brollies the show was well organized, easy to get around and, for the most part, even the Wi-Fi was good.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    Posted: 21st April 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 in recognition of its outstanding growth and contribution to international trade. The Queen's Award is the highest accolade for UK businesses, celebrating achievements in international trade, innovation and sustainable development.
  • Yacht Agents Luise Group Expand Operations

    Posted: 20th April 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    Dedicated exclusively to shoreside support and VIP concierge services to the superyacht industry, Luise Group has announced significant expansion in the Mediterranean and the addition of several new offices.
  • FLIBS: New Dates for 2017

    Posted: 13th April 2017 | Written by: Daniel Grant

    Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) have announced new dates this year's show which will now run from Wednesday 1- Sunday 5 November. Exhibitor contracts do not need to be changed, and organizers plan to keep the new Wednesday-to-Sunday schedule in future years.
  • The Yachting World Mourns Carlo Riva

    Posted: 11th April 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Riva shipyards, the Ferretti Group and the entire world of yachting are mournng the loss of a unique and unrivalled creator of boats and a master of style and elegance. Carlo Riva was an extraordinary man who built the Riva family name into an iconic brand synonymous with yachting itself. The world of yachting bids him an emotional farewell following his passing on 10 April at his home town of Sarnico at the age of 95.
  • Record Year for Palm Beach Boat Show

    Posted: 8th April 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Palm Beach International Boat Show from 23-26 March saw the largest display of boats in the show's 32 year history, up 6% on last year, with growth in 80-100 foot yachts up by 17%. Overall attendance was up 14% on last year.
  • Superyacht Aquamarina Returns to Rivergate Shipyard

    Posted: 8th April 2017 | Written by: Jeni Bone

    The ISA-built 47m motor yacht, Aquamarina, recently returned to Rivergate Marina & Shipyard for planned maintenance via the Gold Coast Seaway up the Brisbane River. The pearlescent blue-hulled superyacht was constructed in steel and aluminium in 2006 to Lloyds International Class Rules and is MCA and RINA compliant.
  • French Social Security: Free Talks for Yacht Crew

    Posted: 6th April 2017 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    This month Marine Accounts will be giving a number of talks to discuss in detail how yacht crew can prepare for the changes being introduced in France regarding social security payments. The workshops will also examine tax residency when working on a yacht and how best to manage this.
  • Cannes Film Festival Berth Package at Port Vauban

    Posted: 6th April 2017 | Written by: Hanne Haapasalo

    This year for the first time, IYCA Port Vauban Antibes is offering a berth package for yachts between 40-160m during the Cannes Film Festival which runs from 15-25 May. The offer will include helicopter transfers courtesy Wajer 38’ tenders and Maserati Levante cars, and a selection of exclusive events each day from 12:00 noon till 18:00pm. 
  • YPI to Sponsor Mimosa Ball in Aid of Cancer Research

    Posted: 5th April 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney

    One of the world’s leading yacht brokerage houses, YPI, is sponsoring the third Mimosa Ball on 13 May to help raise funds for the fight against cancer on the Cote d’Azur. The Monaco-based company is joining forces with Mimosa Matters to host the glittering Black Tie event at the Royal Mougins Golf Club and raise tens of thousands of euros towards cancer research and support in the area.
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  • Radical Innovation of Sweden - Radinn's Wakejet

    Posted: 15th April 2017 | Written by: Karin Berner

    The Wakejet offers a new way to experience water sports, without the need of wind, waves or a boat. Wakejet means power without sound and speed without emissions and no need for oil change or maintenance.
  • The Hottest Yacht Toys on the Water this Summer

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    The Med season is just around the corner and, if you're busy reviewing your inventory of water toys, here are some hints from Josh Richardson at Superyacht Tenders and Toys on some of the hot favourites for this summer.
  • America's Cup Inspires Crewsaver’s ErgoFit 50N EX Lifejacket

    Posted: 13th March 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    With the America’s Cup fast approaching, high performance sailing is on everybody’s mind. In a new era of high tech sailing comes demand for personal safety equipment which led Crewsaver to develop their ErgoFit 50N EX, a revolution in buoyancy aid design.
  • Kymeta Poised to Disrupt the Satellite Communications Industry

    Posted: 9th March 2017 | Written by: Lindsay Sloan

    Kymeta, known for its revolutionary flat, electronically steered satellite antenna and is set to disrupt the satellite industry with two important announcements this week: The commercial availability of the Kymeta mTenna u7 satellite antenna and KyWay terminal, and a partnership with Intelsat to offer KĀLO™ Connectivity providing flexible connectivity for fixed and mobile applications in gigabyte packages.
  • Livewire Connections Launch Radome Side-Hatch Door Kit

    Posted: 17th January 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    Innovators in superyacht communications, Livewire Connections has created the Radome Side-Hatch Door Kit designed to address a known problem when accessing an antenna fitted with an underside swing down hatch door.
  • Repair Service for Superyacht Inflatables

    Posted: 5th December 2016 | Written by: Mark Anastasia

    Sealed Air Repairs (SAR), based in Florida, is a new repair service for superyachts worldwide, specialising in the repair of PVC inflatables including yacht slides, climbing walls, jet ski docks and fenders, and we can also provide spare parts with immediate shipping anywhere in the world.
  • Protect Your Yacht and Crew with Solarglide Solar Screens

    Posted: 4th December 2016 | Written by: Dale Parker

    Solar glare poses a dangerous threat to your yacht while out at sea where the sun is at its strongest. Glare from the sun significantly reduces visibility through navigational windows, increasing the risk of collision, especially when travelling through a bustling port. As the sun beats down on the yacht, glare can also become very uncomfortable for crew and guests.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Refit, Repair and Refurbishment Packages

    Posted: 6th November 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys has seen growing demand for its Tender Refit, Repair and Refurbishment packages in 2016. Offering secure covered storage, practical workshops and excellent product knowledge, SYT&T is ideally located for boats in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, and can take care of all shipping, including collection from the yacht anywhere in the world.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys: The Rise of Motorbikes, Bikes & Buggies

    Posted: 13th October 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) has noticed a growing trend towards head-turning land-based toys, having recently supplied three high-performance HPC Revolution bikes to the new build MY Cloudbreak. The HPC Revolution bikes, designed by aerospace engineers and hand built in the USA, also featured recently in the US version of Top Gear.
  • Hub Ware Launches Web Portal for Managing New Builds & Refits

    Posted: 27th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Announcing the new standard for refits, Techman-Hub Ware has launched its new online project management sites, in time for the winter refit season. Designed for yachts from 25m upwards, the HUB improves visibility, consistency, and saves time and effort dealing with project admin, freeing crews and managers to concentrate on the technical supervision and quality control.
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  • Mediterranean Migrant Update: April 2017

    Posted: 28th April 2017 | Written by: Securewest International

    As we approach the start of the Mediterranean yachting season, it is important to be aware of the latest information concerning the migrant and refugee crisis to enable you to plan ahead. The Mediterranean Sea remains the main gateway to Europe for people escaping the economic and political turmoil of the Middle East and Africa, with thousands of people still crossing each month.
  • Yacht Crew FAQs: French Social Security

    Posted: 28th April 2017 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    Following the announcement on 9 March regarding upcoming changes to French Social Security Laws, Marine Accounts has received numerous questions from concerned seafarers about how these changes will affect them. Here's a quick reference guide based on 12 of the most frequently asked questions.
  • Glossy Bay Marina Set to boost Caribbean Yacht Charters

    Posted: 25th April 2017 | Written by: 212 Yachts

    The opening of Glossy Bay Marina in St Vincent & the Grenadines is set to create a new yachting hub for the Caribbean. Phase one officially opened on 10 April 2017 on the island of Canouan signalling the first superyacht marina in the eastern and southern Caribbean to offer 125 berths including 24 for superyachts, six of which can accomodate yachts up to 100m.
  • What do You Know About Yacht Transport?

    Posted: 25th April 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson

    For decades yacht owners have been using yacht transport services to get around the problem of range or to save on engine time and avoid wear and tear. It's also an opportunity to give the crew some down time between seasons. Whatever the reason, it's a complex and interesting business, as we found out when we met with Gina Last at DYT in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Banks Making Giant Profits on Overseas Transfers

    Posted: 18th April 2017 | Written by: Kevin Tullett

    A quiet long weekend in FX was punctuated by the below Guardian article which highlights the extent to which the customer is being failed and cheated by FX services at large banks. Thankfully there are alternatives...
  • MOAS Rescues Over 1,500 People in the Central Mediterranean

    Posted: 16th April 2017 | Written by: Giulio Tiberio Marostica

    Since the early hours of Saturday 15 April, MOAS has been assisting nine boats containing an estimated total of 1,500-1,800 children, women and men. With 2,074 rescues already conducted in the Central Mediterranean by various search and rescue (SAR) assets on Friday, including 134 by MV Phoenix, developments over the past 24 hours are a clear indication of the huge escalation in this ongoing humanitarian crisis at sea.
  • ANZAC Day Memorial Services in Antibes 25 April

    Posted: 15th April 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. If you're in the neighbourhood of Antibes on 25 April, please come and join us at the Poilu Statue at Fort Carré for the Dawn Service at 05h30 or the Main Service at 11h00.
  • Mission Ocean: What Goes Around, Comes Around

    Posted: 14th April 2017 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The amount of trash in the ocean is increasing every moment, being ingested by fish and entering the food chain. A recent French documentary reported on a study where samples of mussels were taken from across France and Spain and the results were horrendous. Just 100g of mussels can contain up to 57 pieces of microplastic... that’s a lot of plastic for one bowl of moules frites.
  • Piracy Report HRA: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somalia

    Posted: 12th April 2017 | Written by: Securewest International

    The High Risk Area (HRA) of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Somalia Coastline has been relatively benign for a number of years but a recent spike in piracy activity raises fresh concerns for the security of vessels transiting this region. Securewest International Maritime Intelligence Team has observed the surge of incidents since 1 February 2017 and present their conclusions and recommendations.
  • High Flying with Superyacht Charity Cogs4Cancer

    Posted: 12th April 2017 | Written by: Sarrah Macey

    Since launching their first endurance cycling challenge four years ago, the superyacht charity Cogs4Cancer (C4C) has benefited from support from a number of high flyers and celebrities including Rihanna, Sylvester Stallone and Roman Abramovitch.
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