• ISS Assimilates Yacht Captains Association (YCA) Membership

    Posted: 24th March 2017 | Written by: Amy Halsted

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced the assimilation of the Yacht Captains Association (YCA) membership, extending ISS membership benefits to all current YCA members and strengthening its mission to promote sustainability and excellence across the wider superyacht industry.
  • Luise Group Expands Operations to Adriatic

    Posted: 24th March 2017 | Written by: Luisa Del Sorbo

    Luise Group is delighted to announce the opening of its new offices throughout the Adriatic Sea. Headquartered in Venice in Italy, Luise Yachting Adriatic can now offer its services to captains and crew visiting marinas along the entir length of the Italian Adriatic, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania.
  • The Hottest New 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.
  • Luxury Hospitality Management Relocates to Amsterdam

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Nienke Oort

    Luxury Hospitality Management has relocated its Luxury Hospitality Academy to the stunning Waterland Estate in Velsen, The Netherlands, welcoming its first 10 students on the Leadership and Management course on Sunday.
  • Laurent Giles Celebrates 90 Years of Yacht Design

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Ashley Hurrell

    As one of the longest established and most respected independent yacht designers and naval architects in the world, Laurent Giles is celebrating its 90th anniversary and 1400th project this year. Based in Lymington in Hampshire, Laurent Giles was founded by Jack Laurent Giles in 1927, who rapidly rapidly established himself as a pioneer of new design and construction techniques.
  • From Purser to Yacht Agent at Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    “Our newest recruit Emma Crawshay joins Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ fresh from a five and a half year stint on the 90 meter Royal Huisman, Athena”, announces Duthie Lidgard, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand.
  • HCL Technologies - Official IT Provider for VOR 2017-18

    Posted: 22nd March 2017 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    HCL Technologies is the official IT services provider for Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18, delivering IT solutions for the 45,000 nautical mile round the word race. The partnership will help fans to follow the eight month ocean marathon and will be the backbone of Volvo Ocean Race’s streaming and TV production for key events throughout the course.
  • Nautilus Seminar: Update on Changes to MLC

    Posted: 21st March 2017 | Written by: Danny McGowan

    Nautilus is holding a one-day seminar on Thursday 23 March to examine forthcoming changes to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which seek to improve the protection of abandoned seafarers and provide compensation for death or disability following accidents in the workplace.
  • TEAM Italia's Superyacht Technology Village - SeaTec 2017

    Posted: 21st March 2017 | Written by: TEAM Italia

    TEAM Italia, leaders in integrated navigation systems, will take part in SeaTec in Carrara from 29-31 March showcasing its new Superyacht Technology Village. Coordinated by TEAM Italia, a range of leading technology companies will fill a 200m2 space where visitors will have access to detailed information and can take part in workshops focusing on technological innovation.
  • METSTRADE & IBEX: All About Marinas

    Posted: 20th March 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Development and growth in the marina sector continue apace, fuelling the popularity of industry forums such as the Marina & Yard Pavilion at the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam and the addition of a new Marina & Yard Pavilion at IBEX 2017. 
  • 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.
  • Exceptional Diving Attracting More Yachts to Tahiti and Fiji

    Posted: 10th March 2017 | Written by: Christelle Holler

    Fiji and Tahiti are becoming ever more popular during the off season as a growing number of captains and owners are attracted to the South Pacific's year round opportunity to experience special underwater encounters, such as swimming with humpback whales or diving with hammerhead sharks.
  • Red Bull Sailing Team Returns to Extreme Sailing Series™

    Posted: 2nd March 2017 | Written by: Extreme Sailing Series™

    2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ season gets underway in Muscat, Oman, from 8-11 March, with a mix of stadium and coastal racing set against the stunning backdrop of Muscat’s Old Town. Eight international teams including two wildcard entries will compete for the coveted Series title, currently held by Swiss team Alinghi.
  • J Class to Race in its First World Championship

    Posted: 1st March 2017 | Written by: International Maxi Association

    Just over 100 years since the advent of the Universal Rule, to which they were originally built, this year the magnificent J Class will race its first ever World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, from 21-26 August.
  • ClubSwan 50 on Display at Stockholm Boat Show

    Posted: 24th February 2017 | Written by: Nautor Swan

    This year's Stockholm Boat Show "ALLT FÖR SJÖN” (everything for the sea) sees a premiere for ClubSwan 50 and the cruising boat Moore 55. This is Sweden´s largest boat show which runs from 4 - 12 March 2017, focusing on Grand Prix racing and cruising.
  • YCCS Virgin Gorda to Host Three International Regattas in March

    Posted: 20th February 2017 | Written by: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

    Three high profile regttas, the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean (1-5 March), the YCCS 50th Anniversary Regatta (7 March) and the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous (10-13 March) will kick off a year of celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's foundation.
  • First Sailors Arrive for Inaugural Sail Maldives Yacht Rally

    Posted: 1st February 2017 | Written by: Sarah Harvey

    With less than one month to go to the inaugural Sail Maldives yacht rally, British and German crews arrived on January 26 via Cochin, India. Sail Maldives organiser, Adeel Ahmed said: “We were really pleased to give our first participants a friendly Maldivian welcome and are looking forward to meeting many more over the coming weeks.”
  • Volvo Ocean Race to Include Stopover in Melbourne

    Posted: 28th January 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Volvo Ocean Race will add Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October. The change to the 2017/18 route brings the race back to Australia for the eighth time – but the first in more than a decade. Melbourne will host a week-long stopover, with no In-Port Race, before the fleet leaves on Leg 4 to Hong Kong.
  • Zuccon International Launch Cloud9 at CRN Ancona

    Posted: 25th January 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    CLOUD9 was launched on 21 January at CRN shipyard in Ancona, a 74m custom superyacht designed exclusively for CRN by Zuccon International Project in collaboration with British studio, Winch Design.
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  • ISS Assimilates Yacht Captains Association (YCA) Membership

    Posted: 24th March 2017 | Written by: Amy Halsted

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced the assimilation of the Yacht Captains Association (YCA) membership, extending ISS membership benefits to all current YCA members and strengthening its mission to promote sustainability and excellence across the wider superyacht industry.
  • Luise Group Expands Operations to Adriatic

    Posted: 24th March 2017 | Written by: Luisa Del Sorbo

    Luise Group is delighted to announce the opening of its new offices throughout the Adriatic Sea. Headquartered in Venice in Italy, Luise Yachting Adriatic can now offer its services to captains and crew visiting marinas along the entir length of the Italian Adriatic, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania.
  • Luxury Hospitality Management Relocates to Amsterdam

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Nienke Oort

    Luxury Hospitality Management has relocated its Luxury Hospitality Academy to the stunning Waterland Estate in Velsen, The Netherlands, welcoming its first 10 students on the Leadership and Management course on Sunday.
  • Laurent Giles Celebrates 90 Years of Yacht Design

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Ashley Hurrell

    As one of the longest established and most respected independent yacht designers and naval architects in the world, Laurent Giles is celebrating its 90th anniversary and 1400th project this year. Based in Lymington in Hampshire, Laurent Giles was founded by Jack Laurent Giles in 1927, who rapidly rapidly established himself as a pioneer of new design and construction techniques.
  • From Purser to Yacht Agent at Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    “Our newest recruit Emma Crawshay joins Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ fresh from a five and a half year stint on the 90 meter Royal Huisman, Athena”, announces Duthie Lidgard, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand.
  • HCL Technologies - Official IT Provider for VOR 2017-18

    Posted: 22nd March 2017 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    HCL Technologies is the official IT services provider for Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18, delivering IT solutions for the 45,000 nautical mile round the word race. The partnership will help fans to follow the eight month ocean marathon and will be the backbone of Volvo Ocean Race’s streaming and TV production for key events throughout the course.
  • Nautilus Seminar: Update on Changes to MLC

    Posted: 21st March 2017 | Written by: Danny McGowan

    Nautilus is holding a one-day seminar on Thursday 23 March to examine forthcoming changes to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which seek to improve the protection of abandoned seafarers and provide compensation for death or disability following accidents in the workplace.
  • TEAM Italia's Superyacht Technology Village - SeaTec 2017

    Posted: 21st March 2017 | Written by: TEAM Italia

    TEAM Italia, leaders in integrated navigation systems, will take part in SeaTec in Carrara from 29-31 March showcasing its new Superyacht Technology Village. Coordinated by TEAM Italia, a range of leading technology companies will fill a 200m2 space where visitors will have access to detailed information and can take part in workshops focusing on technological innovation.
  • METSTRADE & IBEX: All About Marinas

    Posted: 20th March 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Development and growth in the marina sector continue apace, fuelling the popularity of industry forums such as the Marina & Yard Pavilion at the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam and the addition of a new Marina & Yard Pavilion at IBEX 2017. 
  • East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum - 1 June 2017

    Posted: 19th March 2017 | Written by: Alison Singhal

    As taxation tightens in western Europe, the beautiful cruising grounds of the east Mediterranean are attracting growing interest among the superyacht community. Consequently, Quaynote Communications and Oceda S.A. are jointly producing The East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum in Athens on 1 June, to explore how the eastern Med is tapping into its potential as a superyacht hub and destination.
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  • The Hottest New 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.
  • Secumar: Innovation in Lifejackets & Workwear

    Posted: 23rd August 2016 | Written by: Anne Finck

    SECUMAR will be exhibiting its innovative lifejackets and maritime workwear at both SMM from 6th – 9th September and WindEnergy from 27th – 30th September, both at the Hamburg Messe.
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  • Singapore Yacht Show: 6 - 9 April 2017

    Posted: 25th January 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    The Singapore Yacht Show, Asia's premer yachting event, is held at ONE°15 Marina Club on the island of Sentosa from 6- 9 April 2017. This seventh edition showcases the region's finest yachts available for sale or charter alongside the latest marine accessories and luxury brands.
  • The Hottest New 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.
  • Sea Shepherd Assist Liberian Coast Guard's Arrest of Shrimp Trawler

    Posted: 20th March 2017 | Written by: Sea Shepherd Global

    On 13 March, Star Shrimper XXV, a Nigerian-flagged fishing vessel was boarded in Liberian waters by the Liberian Coast Guard, assisted by Sea Shepherd crew, Israeli maritime advisors and conservationists. The vessel was fishing without a Liberian license, a serious offense under the Liberian Fisheries Regulations which carries a fine of up to USD 1,000,000.
  • ISAs and Yacht Crew - Don't Miss Out!

    Posted: 18th March 2017 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    Many UK yacht crew are aware that they can file tax returns under the Seafarers Earnings Deduction (SED) and claim 100% tax relief on their income from yachting. What many crew may not know is that once you become a UK tax resident, you are also eligible to invest your earnings in ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) providing tax advantages on savings and investments.
  • New French Social Security Laws: Implications for Yacht Crew & Owners

    Posted: 18th March 2017 | Written by: John Cook

    France has now brought its social security laws in line with the mandatory requirements of MLC 2006 with Decree no 2017-307 which comes into force on 1 July 2017. Together with a major law firm, Lesia Group has studied the Decree to provide clarification on the implications of this new legislation for yacht owners and yacht crew.
  • Developing Crew Stability: The Crew Turnover Survey

    Posted: 10th March 2017 | Written by: Karen Passman

    There are many myths and differing perceptions about the causes of crew turnover, but it remains a challenging issues for the superyacht industry. Last year Impact Crew conducted a crew turnover survey to identify the facts and dispel some myths. Here we explore the findings in more detail, look at the real cost of high crew turnover and discover the all-important recipe for improving crew retention.
  • Huge Haul of Shark Fins Discovered Despite International Shipping Ban

    Posted: 9th March 2017 | Written by: Sea Shepherd Global

    Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global - as part of their global shark defense campaign Operation Apex Harmony - has verified that large shipments of shark fin are still arriving in Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have made ‘No Shark Fin’ carriage ban commitments.
  • FX Snap: Brexit Bill Defeated Again, China Prints Trade Deficit

    Posted: 8th March 2017 | Written by: Kevin Tullett

    (GBP/USD) remains exposed to further downside risks & GBP remains weighed by another setback faced by the UK PM Theresa May in her effort to trigger the Article 50, after the Brexit Bill failed to pass through the House of Lords for the second time yesterday. The Brexit Bill defeat threatens the UK PM May’s plans to initiate the Brexit process this month, which will continue to undermine the sentiment around the GBP.
  • Les Voiles de St Barths: 10-15 April 2017

    Posted: 7th March 2017 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    With the curtain set to rise on the eighth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth in just over six weeks (10 to 15 April, 2017), no fewer than 57 boats are already signed up for the event. Among these will be an impressive and rather unique fleet of Volvo Ocean Race boats, including both VOR 60s and VOR 70s, with the promise of incredible battles and a series of “races within the race.”
  • The Rise of the Superyacht Submarine

    Posted: 5th March 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Personal submarines are the latest must-have accessories for superyacht owners looking for novel ways to enjoy the water, and for guests who aren’t experienced divers to descend up to 1,000m+ to experience far reaching views of the watery deep from inside an acrylic dome.
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