• Greece to Host ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018

    Posted: 16th October 2017 | Written by: Barbara Fountoukos

    The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) was named host of the 2018 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) during a meeting of the ICOMIA Marinas Group in Vancouver on 14 October. The world-renowned travelling conference will take place from 25–27 October 2018 in Athens, Greece.
  • Update on The ARK / BWA Yachting Aid

    Posted: 15th October 2017 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    Bringing supplies and support to the devastated islands of the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria, the 63m explorer yacht SURI is en route to St Maarten, serving as the second ARK in this heartfelt relief project. Here's an update on our activities to date and how you or your yacht can get involved.
  • SuperYacht Aid Coalition - United Effort in the Caribbean

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: Tim Forderer

    SuperYacht Aid Coalition (SAC), comprised of superyachts, businesses, and yacht support services to provide relief and supplies to hurricane ravaged islands in the Caribbean, has deployed YachtAid Global (YAG) to use its proven logistical skill to fulfill the superyacht industry’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Practical help and financial donations are still very much needed.
  • Bluewater Appoints new VP of Marine Operations

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Bluewater is delighted to announce the appointment of Clive McCartney as VP of Marine Operations & Business Development in their US headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Clive began his career as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy and subsequently spent five years in the cruise industry. More recently he spent the past 13 years as as a yacht manager with Fraser, supporting over 60 yachts with worldwide itineraries.
  • Yachts to be Included in French Wealth Tax

    Posted: 13th October 2017 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    The knocks just keep coming and just as quickly as there is doom there is hope. Never has there been a time of such utter confusion and uncertainty for yachting in France and the industry is growing weary of misinformation and fog. The latest issue concerns wealth tax, as a rather exasperated Thierry Voisin explains in a statement from ECPY.
  • Superyacht Tenders and Toys Offers New Refit Service

    Posted: 12th October 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT), who recently won the Queen's Award for International Trade 2017, is expanding its services to superyachts undergoing a refit. SYTT has responded to the need for assistance for yachts during yard refit periods by collecting, storing, repairing and replacing tenders, water toys, diving, gym and safety equipment.
  • Relief Sailing to and from the Caribbean

    Posted: 7th October 2017 | Written by: SevenStar Yacht Transport

    SevenStar Yacht Transport has announced a relief sailing schedule to support the transport needs of yachts to and from the Caribbean in the wake of hurricane Irma. Upcoming sailings between northern Europe and the Caribbean with ports of call and approximate dates are provided and the team is on hand to discuss your requirements.
  • K1 Britannia Foundation Asks Yachting Community for Help in St Maarten

    Posted: 7th October 2017 | Written by: Priya Thirumur

    Hurricane Irma damaged over 90% of the buildings on St Maarten and left many homeless and unemployed. Ahead of the Caribbean season the K1 Britannia Foundation is now appealing for help from the yachting community to get St Maarten back on its feet.
  • Cogs4Cancer 2017 Endurance Bike Ride is Underway

    Posted: 4th October 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson

    On Wednesday the 4th October, 30 professionals working in the superyacht industry set off from Cancer Research UK's head office in London on a 1,400km sponsored bike ride to Antibes in aid of cancer research. Under the banner of Cogs4Cancer, the riders have already raised €929,000 since the charity was founded in 2013 and this year's goal is to #MakeItAMillion!
  • e3 Sails Confidently into Monaco

    Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    With successful sea trials of the Kymeta™ flat panel antennas and terminals successfully completed and a comprehensive suite of new technology and apps to showcase, e3 Systems is all set to take this year's Monaco Yacht Show by storm. The leading communications integrator and solutions provider for the marine industry will be exhibiting at the show in conjunction with Kymeta - the global leader in mobile connectivity behind this game-changing flat panel technology.
  • Superyacht Tenders and Toys Offers New Refit Service

    Posted: 12th October 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT), who recently won the Queen's Award for International Trade 2017, is expanding its services to superyachts undergoing a refit. SYTT has responded to the need for assistance for yachts during yard refit periods by collecting, storing, repairing and replacing tenders, water toys, diving, gym and safety equipment.
  • New Dayworker Platform for Yacht Captains and Crew

    Posted: 26th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Anyone who has had to dockwalk looking for daywork knows how laborious and time-consuming it can be. On the other side of the passerelle, captains are often bombarded by crew looking for daywork or just a foot on the ladder, but what if they’re looking for someone in a particular place with a specific skill?
  • 17th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2nd Time Winner’s Cup

    Posted: 19th September 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The 17th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous is entering its 2nd year of the exciting ‘Rendezvous Cup’ and promises to be another exciting event with a full roster of stunning vessels expected to grace the waters of Mai Khao at Sala Resort & Spa Phuket as sailing superyachts vie for the ‘Rendezvous Cup’. www.asia-superyacht-rendezvous.com
  • Peter Duncan Wins Audi J/70 World Championship

    Posted: 17th September 2017 | Written by: Marialisa Panu/ Giuliano Luzzatto

    With numerous General Recalls, Black Flag in play, sparkling sunshine, a significant sea state, and a warm westerly breeze rising to 30 knots, the Audi J/70 World Championship came to a thrilling climax.
  • Open Letter to Mascalzone Latino Over Audi J/70 World Championship at YCCS

    Posted: 13th September 2017 | Written by: Edoardo Recchi

    Ever since Commodore Gianfranco Alberini hired me seventeen years ago to organize regattas at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, I have done my best to make sure that all participants in sporting events at our Club receive the same impartial treatment, so that they can compete fairly under the same rules and conditions. The reasons that led to the withdrawal of Team Mascalzone Latino are personal reasons of the owner, Mr. Onorato.
  • Record Fleet of 171 Teams in the Audi J/70 World Championship

    Posted: 12th September 2017 | Written by: Marialisa Panu/ Giuliano Luzzatto

    171 teams representing 24 different countries, are participating at the Audi J/70 World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the Title Sponsor Audi and the Official Sailmaker Quantum Sails. This is the fourth edition of the J/70 World championship, and the first time the championship has come to Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.
  • 2017 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Results

    Posted: 9th September 2017 | Written by: Marialisa Panu/ Giuliano Luzzatto

    The 28th edition of Maxi Rolex Cup organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has come to an end with the winners of the respective Classes being Momo (Maxi 72), Ribelle (Supermaxi), Highland Fling XI (Maxi), Galateia (Wally), Jethou (Mini Maxi R), Supernikka (Mini Maxi RC1) and H2O (Mini Maxi RC2).
  • Monaco Yacht Show 2017: Car Deck Back on Track on Quai Antoine Ier

    Posted: 7th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Set alongside the Quai Antoine Ier exhibition area with the MYS new Starboard lounge-exhibition area and the MYS Tenders & Toys, the Car Deck presents fifteen or so prestige vehicles, with some available for test drives by the Show’s premium clients.
  • New VHF Channels for UK Coastguard from Tomorrow

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    From mid-morning tomorrow, Wednesday 6 September 2017, the UK Coastguard will no longer broadcast on VHF 23, 84 and 86. Instead it will use VHF 62, 63 and 64. VHF Channel 10 for MSI and pollution control (back up) will remain the same.
  • Must See Boats at Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: Sophie Shepherd

    This year is the 40th anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival in the elegant surroundings of the bay of Cannes. Taking place from 12-17 September, this has been the first event in the international yachting calendar since 1977, showcasing the highest number of new model launches and innovative designs. Here's a selection of the 'must see' boats on display this year.
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  • Greece to Host ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018

    Posted: 16th October 2017 | Written by: Barbara Fountoukos

    The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) was named host of the 2018 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) during a meeting of the ICOMIA Marinas Group in Vancouver on 14 October. The world-renowned travelling conference will take place from 25–27 October 2018 in Athens, Greece.
  • Update on The ARK / BWA Yachting Aid

    Posted: 15th October 2017 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    Bringing supplies and support to the devastated islands of the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria, the 63m explorer yacht SURI is en route to St Maarten, serving as the second ARK in this heartfelt relief project. Here's an update on our activities to date and how you or your yacht can get involved.
  • SuperYacht Aid Coalition - United Effort in the Caribbean

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: Tim Forderer

    SuperYacht Aid Coalition (SAC), comprised of superyachts, businesses, and yacht support services to provide relief and supplies to hurricane ravaged islands in the Caribbean, has deployed YachtAid Global (YAG) to use its proven logistical skill to fulfill the superyacht industry’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Practical help and financial donations are still very much needed.
  • Bluewater Appoints new VP of Marine Operations

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Bluewater is delighted to announce the appointment of Clive McCartney as VP of Marine Operations & Business Development in their US headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Clive began his career as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy and subsequently spent five years in the cruise industry. More recently he spent the past 13 years as as a yacht manager with Fraser, supporting over 60 yachts with worldwide itineraries.
  • Yachts to be Included in French Wealth Tax

    Posted: 13th October 2017 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    The knocks just keep coming and just as quickly as there is doom there is hope. Never has there been a time of such utter confusion and uncertainty for yachting in France and the industry is growing weary of misinformation and fog. The latest issue concerns wealth tax, as a rather exasperated Thierry Voisin explains in a statement from ECPY.
  • Relief Sailing to and from the Caribbean

    Posted: 7th October 2017 | Written by: SevenStar Yacht Transport

    SevenStar Yacht Transport has announced a relief sailing schedule to support the transport needs of yachts to and from the Caribbean in the wake of hurricane Irma. Upcoming sailings between northern Europe and the Caribbean with ports of call and approximate dates are provided and the team is on hand to discuss your requirements.
  • K1 Britannia Foundation Asks Yachting Community for Help in St Maarten

    Posted: 7th October 2017 | Written by: Priya Thirumur

    Hurricane Irma damaged over 90% of the buildings on St Maarten and left many homeless and unemployed. Ahead of the Caribbean season the K1 Britannia Foundation is now appealing for help from the yachting community to get St Maarten back on its feet.
  • e3 Sails Confidently into Monaco

    Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    With successful sea trials of the Kymeta™ flat panel antennas and terminals successfully completed and a comprehensive suite of new technology and apps to showcase, e3 Systems is all set to take this year's Monaco Yacht Show by storm. The leading communications integrator and solutions provider for the marine industry will be exhibiting at the show in conjunction with Kymeta - the global leader in mobile connectivity behind this game-changing flat panel technology.
  • Nautech Group Expands in the Caribbean

    Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show this week, Nautech Group has announced the acquisition of their sixth shipyard, a repair and refit facility in Martinique increasing their presence and capabilities in the Caribbean. Nautech is now uniquely placed to offer refit and repair work and emergency maintenance on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Meet Sarnia's Specialists in Monaco

    Posted: 26th September 2017 | Written by: Bruce Maltwood

    At this year's Monaco Yacht Show Sarnia will have five members in attendance from the Sarnia Malta and Guernsey teams. Please come along to our stand number QS65 in the air-conditioned Darse Sud tent, near the entrance by La Rascasse.
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  • NAUTIQ: Yacht & Crew Information at Your Fingertips

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    During the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show Oculus Technologies will launch its brand-new product solution NAUTIQ, a smart communication tool for yachts taking service and safety to the next level, while making tasks easier and more time efficient for crew. The NAUTIQ box uses your phone as a portal, so wherever you go on your journey you'll remain connected to the yacht's environment!
  • Oculus Technologies to Launch YachtEye 3.0 at MYS

    Posted: 23rd August 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As we approach the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, Oculus Technologies celebrates seven years of innovation and creation. The company began as a small two-man operation with its first infotainment project on one superyacht and now has installations on over 60 vessels in multiple sectors, a new office and three new products on the way!
  • New Digital e-Pilot for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 29th July 2017 | Written by: David Store Navigational Management

    e-Pilot by David Store Navigational Management is a new website designed specifically for superyacht crew, allowing you to create personalised cruising guides, annotate and make notes online, doing away with the need for bulky books on the bridge.
  • Navionics Cartography for Third Party Mobile Apps

    Posted: 19th July 2017 | Written by: Emma Maule

    Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, has released a software development kit (SDK) which enables iOS app developers to integrate their charts within third party mobile apps.
  • 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.
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  • Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series Ready to Rumble

    Posted: 25th August 2017 | Written by: Sue Pelling

    As the European summer regatta circuit begins to draw to a close, the Caribbean vibe in Barbados is beginning to rumble with plans already in place for the annual Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series: 16-24 January 2018.
  • Scott Walker on Superyacht Services in South East Asia

    Posted: 11th May 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    As interest in the region continues to grow, Scott Walker, a co-founder of Asia Pacific Superyachts and Managing Director of APS Singapore, gives an insight into his role and the support services available to yachts visiting South East Asia.
  • FLIBS 1-5 November 2017

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes place from 1-5 November this year, when brokers and suppliers gather to showcase the best of everything that floats, from tenders and sportfishers to catamarans and superyachts.
  • Cogs4Cancer 2017 Endurance Bike Ride is Underway

    Posted: 4th October 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson

    On Wednesday the 4th October, 30 professionals working in the superyacht industry set off from Cancer Research UK's head office in London on a 1,400km sponsored bike ride to Antibes in aid of cancer research. Under the banner of Cogs4Cancer, the riders have already raised €929,000 since the charity was founded in 2013 and this year's goal is to #MakeItAMillion!
  • Luxury Hospitality & Asaro: Teaching crew to think outside the box

    Posted: 3rd October 2017 | Written by: Peter Vogel

    Luxury Hospitality and Asaro are teaching yacht crew how to think outside the box in order to create bespoke events for owners and guests at the very highest level. It's a unique collaboration and at the start of the course it's impossible to imagine an Asaro event, let alone deliver one but, by the end of the day, all that has changed.
  • Xavier Nedjam, Nautech Group Shipyards

    Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: Francis Carter

    As one of the oldest luxury superyacht refit and repair shipyards in the South of France, the Nautech Group has enjoyed years of continued growth and that development continues in 2017 with the acquisition of additional shipyards in both France and the Caribbean. We spoke with Xavier Nedjam, Sales & Marketing Manager of Nautech Group, about the growth plans for the company and their unique ability to offer refit and repair services in two of the busiest superyachting regions.
  • Fishing Fleet Caught in East Timor by Sea Shepherd and National Police

    Posted: 12th September 2017 | Written by: Heather Stimmler

    A joint operation conducted at dawn on September 9th by the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global and the East Timor National Police (PNTL) resulted in the capture of the Hong Long Fisheries / Pingtan Marine Enterprises fishing fleet at anchor off the coast of Com, East Timor.
  • MOAS Shifts Operations to South East Asia

    Posted: 8th September 2017 | Written by: Federica Brunini

    Following recent developments in the Central Mediterranean, MOAS has taken the decision to strategically redeploy its operations to South East Asia. From there, MOAS will deliver much-needed humanitarian assistance and aid to the Rohingya people in the region where a deadly exodus is unfolding on the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  • Sustainable Ocean Summit: 29 November-1 December 2017

    Posted: 8th September 2017 | Written by: Clothilde Deschamps

    The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS)is the only international ocean business event to provide a yearly review of status and trends in ocean economic activity. It is organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC). The 5th edition will be held in Halifax, Canada, 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 with the theme “The Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14): Business Leadership and Business Opportunities”.
  • Yachting’s Next Generation

    Posted: 7th September 2017 | Written by: Bianca Ljungberg

    The Monaco chapter of Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY) is now in its fifth year, with an even stronger vision to attract the very best of yachting’s next generation. The first YPY opened its doors in Fort Lauderdale in 2009 at the tail-end of the global financial crisis, which signalled the need for the yachting industry to come up with more innovative ways of doing business by attracting young, entrepreneurial thinkers to join the ranks.
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