• Dates for 2018 MYBA Charter Show Confirmed

    Posted: 22nd June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    MYBA has announced that the MYBA Charter Show, to be held at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona, will take place from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th April 2018. Being the 30th edition next year, the Show will also be a celebration of three decades of existence and promises to be an unforgettable event.
  • Continuity for Palm Beach International Boat Show

    Posted: 22nd June 2017 | Written by: Daniel Grant

    Informa Exhibitions has signed a 10-year agreement with the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC) and the City of West Palm Beach to continue producing the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, now in its 33rd year.
  • First Day of 2017 Palma Superyacht Cup

    Posted: 22nd June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Interiors have been stowed, winches have been serviced, and cruising sails have been stored away for later use. Yachts are primed for action and crew members have been perfecting their sailing maneuvers, as well as picking the brains of local racing virtuosos. The heads of this year's participating sailors are in the game and set to race and win Palma's 21st edition of the Superyacht Cup.
  • Lionheart wins the America’s Cup J Class Regatta

    Posted: 22nd June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Lionheart has won the America’s Cup J Class Regatta hot on the heels of her triumphant performance in the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta where she was awarded Boat International America's Cup Superyacht Regatta Trophy.
  • Team AkzoNobel’s Volvo Ocean Race Boat Christened in The Hague

    Posted: 21st June 2017 | Written by: AkzoNobel

    Sailing fans flocked to a harbor in the Dutch city of The Hague today to welcome team AkzoNobel’s new Volvo Ocean Race yacht, which was officially christened by the city’s Mayor. With the start of the race just four months away, skipper Simeon Tienpont and his crew arrived to a rapturous welcome, as dignitaries and supporters caught their first glimpse of the newly built boat.
  • Fraser Partners with CanO Water to Reduce Plastic Onboard Yachts

    Posted: 19th June 2017 | Written by: Lisa Peck

    Leading superyacht brokerage, Fraser, has partnered with CanO Water as part of their ongoing commitment to protecting the environment. This initiative, in collaboration with provisioners, Vins Sans Frontieres (VSF), will assist clients and the wider yachting community to play their part in reducing single use plastic on board yachts.
  • Rombelli Wins Absolute First Melges 40 GP in Costa Smeralda

    Posted: 17th June 2017 | Written by: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

    The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has officially concluded the first Melges 40 Grand Prix event on the 2017 circuit, with STIG, helmed by Alessandro Rombelli crowned Champion.
  • Columbus Yachts Unveils First 80m Superyacht

    Posted: 11th June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Columbus Yachts is entering the megayacht market with the construction of the Columbus 80m due for delivery in 2018. Measuring 79.50m LOA with a beam of 13m, she is a full-displacement yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the first in a range of larger sized vessels in the pipeline.
  • 2017 DAME Design Awards Jury Changes

    Posted: 10th June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The METSTRADE team at RAI Amsterdam has announced that yacht interior designer and engineer, Birgit Schnaase, has been appointed Chair of the DAME Design Awards Jury. Having demonstrated strong leadership skills on the DAME Jury since 2012, Birgit Schnaase succeeds Bill Dixon, who steps down after a successful decade chairing the Jury.
  • UK Election Result - How it Will Affect Yacht Crew

    Posted: 9th June 2017 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    The UK woke this morning to the grim reality of a hung parliament and yet more political uncertainty in what are already turbulent times both for our economy and the looming Brexit negotiations. So how will this affect yacht crew?
  • First Day of 2017 Palma Superyacht Cup

    Posted: 22nd June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Interiors have been stowed, winches have been serviced, and cruising sails have been stored away for later use. Yachts are primed for action and crew members have been perfecting their sailing maneuvers, as well as picking the brains of local racing virtuosos. The heads of this year's participating sailors are in the game and set to race and win Palma's 21st edition of the Superyacht Cup.
  • Lionheart wins the America’s Cup J Class Regatta

    Posted: 22nd June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Lionheart has won the America’s Cup J Class Regatta hot on the heels of her triumphant performance in the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta where she was awarded Boat International America's Cup Superyacht Regatta Trophy.
  • Team AkzoNobel’s Volvo Ocean Race Boat Christened in The Hague

    Posted: 21st June 2017 | Written by: AkzoNobel

    Sailing fans flocked to a harbor in the Dutch city of The Hague today to welcome team AkzoNobel’s new Volvo Ocean Race yacht, which was officially christened by the city’s Mayor. With the start of the race just four months away, skipper Simeon Tienpont and his crew arrived to a rapturous welcome, as dignitaries and supporters caught their first glimpse of the newly built boat.
  • Rombelli Wins Absolute First Melges 40 GP in Costa Smeralda

    Posted: 17th June 2017 | Written by: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

    The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has officially concluded the first Melges 40 Grand Prix event on the 2017 circuit, with STIG, helmed by Alessandro Rombelli crowned Champion.
  • Columbus Yachts Unveils First 80m Superyacht

    Posted: 11th June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Columbus Yachts is entering the megayacht market with the construction of the Columbus 80m due for delivery in 2018. Measuring 79.50m LOA with a beam of 13m, she is a full-displacement yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the first in a range of larger sized vessels in the pipeline.
  • Claydon Reeves Launches Aeroboat Powered by Rolls-Royce

    Posted: 9th June 2017 | Written by: Andrew Johansson

    Launched at the 2017 SuperYacht Gallery in London, AEROBOAT is a quintessential British brand of stylish power boats. With strong design by Claydon Reeves and naval architecture by BMT Nigel Gee, AEROBOAT naturally chose Rolls-Royce as its main supplier.
  • Concept Trimaran Baikal 36 SMT for Divers

    Posted: 9th June 2017 | Written by: Sergey Gmyra

    The new steel motor trimaran, Baikal 36 SMT, is designed for professional diving centres. It provides safe and comfortable travel with a modern ergonomic design and cost-efficient diesel-power motors. Unlike most other vessels designed for divers the Baikal 36 SMT is also stable on the water.
  • Sailing Yacht Dorade to Compete in 2018 China Sea Race

    Posted: 7th June 2017 | Written by: Kirsten Ferguson

    The famous classic yacht Dorade will race in the 29th edition of the Rolex China Sea Race from China to the Philippines, beginning on 28 March 2018. Dorade Captain Matt Brooks, who co-owns the yacht with Pam Rorke Levy has long wanted to enter the Rolex China Sea Race, one of the premier ocean races in the RORC.
  • Argentario Sailing Week 14-19 June 2017

    Posted: 30th May 2017 | Written by: Tessa Wiechmann

    The 18th edition of Argentario Sailing Week kicks off on 14 June, and this year the yachts will race for four days compared to three in previous editions. Hosted by Porto Santo Stefano in partnership with the watchmakers Officine Panerai, the event constitutes the second leg of the Mediterranean Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, against a backdrop of the islands of Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo and Elba.
  • Opening Day of America's Cup Postponed to Saturday 27 May

    Posted: 26th May 2017 | Written by: Americas Cup

    The America’s Cup Event Authority and America’s Cup Race Management have announced that the strong winds in Bermuda has meant that day one of the America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Official Opening Ceremony have had to be postponed to Saturday 27 May.
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  • Dates for 2018 MYBA Charter Show Confirmed

    Posted: 22nd June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    MYBA has announced that the MYBA Charter Show, to be held at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona, will take place from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th April 2018. Being the 30th edition next year, the Show will also be a celebration of three decades of existence and promises to be an unforgettable event.
  • Continuity for Palm Beach International Boat Show

    Posted: 22nd June 2017 | Written by: Daniel Grant

    Informa Exhibitions has signed a 10-year agreement with the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC) and the City of West Palm Beach to continue producing the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, now in its 33rd year.
  • Fraser Partners with CanO Water to Reduce Plastic Onboard Yachts

    Posted: 19th June 2017 | Written by: Lisa Peck

    Leading superyacht brokerage, Fraser, has partnered with CanO Water as part of their ongoing commitment to protecting the environment. This initiative, in collaboration with provisioners, Vins Sans Frontieres (VSF), will assist clients and the wider yachting community to play their part in reducing single use plastic on board yachts.
  • 2017 DAME Design Awards Jury Changes

    Posted: 10th June 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The METSTRADE team at RAI Amsterdam has announced that yacht interior designer and engineer, Birgit Schnaase, has been appointed Chair of the DAME Design Awards Jury. Having demonstrated strong leadership skills on the DAME Jury since 2012, Birgit Schnaase succeeds Bill Dixon, who steps down after a successful decade chairing the Jury.
  • e3 Systems and Kymeta Agree Exclusive Global Distribution

    Posted: 6th June 2017 | Written by: Diane Franklin

    e3 Systems and Kymeta Corporation have signed an exclusive global distribution agreement to deliver innovative flat panel satellite solutions to the superyacht market. e3 Systems will represent Kymeta's revolutionary metamaterials-based electronically steered flat panel satellite antennas and connectivity services, making the solutions available through select value added resellers and other strategic partners.
  • Hill Robinson Opens Offices in Port of Monaco

    Posted: 2nd June 2017 | Written by: Mariska Biesheuvel

    Hill Robinson has announced the opening of two new offices in the port of Monaco, following several years of expansion worldwide including the USA, the Isle of Man and Cyprus. The new Monaco offices will provide yacht management services and support for sales and charter.
  • Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort & Marina

    Posted: 1st June 2017 | Written by: Georgie Bentley Buckle

    Located directly on the waterfront, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort is the ultimate wellness destination for yacht owners on the peninsula Halkidiki in Greece. Take advantage of the unique facilities for a wellness stop off, and leave your yacht in the safety of the marina.
  • Fiji’s Port Denarau Marina in the Spotlight

    Posted: 1st June 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The Marina Industries Association (MIA) recently announced Port Denarau in Fiji has been awarded ‘Marina Fish Friendly Marina Level 3’ accreditations and is also a finalist for International Marina and Best Community Support Initiative for the MIA's Club Marine Marina Awards 2017/18.
  • Casting Call: The Beauty of Yachting

    Posted: 30th May 2017 | Written by: Bluewater

    Bluewater, the global superyacht company with offices on the French Riviera and the luxury skin-care, fragrance and make-up brand EISENBERG in Paris have joined forces to launch a competition to find the #BeautyofYachting to launch the new #bluewaterlife 2017/18 marketing campaign. If you think you're in with a chance, you can enter the competition by posting a video on Instagram telling us about your favourite summer beauty or health tip.
  • Radio Holland to Supply 72 Vessels with Spliethoff

    Posted: 29th May 2017 | Written by: Annet Boers

    Radio Holland Netherlands has been awarded a contract to supply 72 Spliethoff vessels with a.o. worldwide VSAT connections. In addition to the VSAT connections, Iridium OpenPort and FleetBroadBand, backup connections will be provided, as well as new VSAT systems. Spliethoff also recently signed a Service Agreement with Radio Holland to maintain the equipment on board 116 ships in the Spliethoff fleet.
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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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  • 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.
  • 10 Things to do on Yacht Charter in St Tropez

    Posted: 16th June 2017 | Written by: 212 Yachts

    The heart of St Tropez is Vieux Port where the local fishing boats moor beside the freshly polished superyachts ready for the season. Artists set up their easels quayside alongside tourists who plant themselves at harbourside cafés to watch the parade of people defining 'St Tropez'.
  • UK Election Result - How it Will Affect Yacht Crew

    Posted: 9th June 2017 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    The UK woke this morning to the grim reality of a hung parliament and yet more political uncertainty in what are already turbulent times both for our economy and the looming Brexit negotiations. So how will this affect yacht crew?
  • Summer Soother - Day Retreat 11 June

    Posted: 3rd June 2017 | Written by: Noona Ayres - Revitalize

    For those who are feeling the squeeze of the summer season on the coast, treat yourself to some 'me time' with our Summer Soother one day retreat. On Sunday 11th June we're holding a one day retreat at the gorgeous setting of Abi's in Mougins.
  • The Boy in 7 Billion

    Posted: 1st June 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney

    Two years ago I received a call from my mother in law. Little did I know then that this 10- minute conversation would change lives and might even end up changing laws around medicinal use of cannabis in the UK and beyond.
  • French Social Security - What You Need to Know

    Posted: 1st June 2017 | Written by: John Cook

    Following news of changes to the French Social Security system, for many yacht crew the implications remain clear as mud. Having scrutinized every point, John Cook cuts through the confusion to summarize exactly what you need to know.
  • Sea Shepherd Germany to Launch First Ship

    Posted: 31st May 2017 | Written by: Sea Shepherd Global

    Dr. Bronner’s, the global top-selling natural soap and bodycare brand with its European headquarters in Dusseldorf, will join with Sea Shepherd Germany today, Thursday, 1 June in Bremen, Germany to hold a press conference and a party for the general public to launch Sea Shepherd Germany’s first ship, the MV Emanuel Bronner and announce its plans to set sail to defend wildlife in the Baltic Sea this summer.
  • MYBA Beach Cleanup on World Oceans Day

    Posted: 31st May 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 8th of June is World Oceans Day and MYBA is organising a beach cleanup with the support of the town council of Cap d'Ail and Cap Dive who will assist divers and snorkelers Please come and join us from 2-8pm at Plage Mala in Cap d'Ail to lend a hand! If you're not in the area, you can also find an event near you via The Ocean Project website.
  • Crisis at Sea off the Cote d’Azur

    Posted: 24th May 2017 | Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

    It happened recently near Cannes and the general public knew nothing about it. A superyacht was involved in three MOB incidents, a fire broke out on board, SNSM lifeboats were scrambled, and a burns victim was airlifted by a naval helicopter. Was it a cover-up by the yachting industry?
  • Sea Shepherd Stops Poachers in Italian Marine Reserve

    Posted: 23rd May 2017 | Written by: Sea Shepherd Italy

    The launch of Operation Siracusa marks the fourth consecutive year in which Sea Shepherd volunteers engage in day and night patrols to help defend endangered dusky groupers and sea urchins in the Plemmirio Marine Reserve (Area Marina Protetta del Plemmirio) in Siracuse, Italy.
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