• UK Budget 2017: The Key Points

    Posted: 23rd November 2017 | Written by: Patrik Maflin

    Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, presented his 2017 Budget in the House of Commons yesterday. The most appealing point to come out of this was the fact that Stamp Duty has been abolished for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000. Here, we present a concise overview of the key points raised in the Budget.
  • SuperYacht Radio Station Reaches 30,000 Listeners!

    Posted: 23rd November 2017 | Written by: SuperYacht Radio

    SuperYacht Radio, the only global digital radio station for the yachting community, has announced it attracted over 30,000 listeners in its first month of broadcasting out of Palma de Mallorca.
  • YachtEye 3.0 Updates

    Posted: 23rd November 2017 | Written by: Oculus Technologies

    Since the first preview of YachtEye 3.0 during this year's Monaco Yacht Show, twenty YachtEye systems onboard superyachts have been upgraded! The first reactions are positive: "The new version looks very nice and our guests find the improvements easy to understand," said one of our clients.
  • Review: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

    Posted: 21st November 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Read about the highlights of the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017 – the biggest yacht show in the world. The prestigious yachting event concluded in superb fashion on 5th November with increased visitor numbers, having generated strong business leads and reflecting a buoyant sense of confidence in the industry.
  • Free Concierge Service Guarantees Smooth Sailing for the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

    Posted: 21st November 2017 | Written by: Kirsten Ferguson

    Another year of serious fun and serious racing is on tap for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and the entire island of Saint Martin is working in overdrive to prepare for the event’s 38th edition, scheduled for March 1-4, 2018. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, organisers are encouraging participants to utilise the event’s free concierge service.
  • Record Breaking Results at the MotoSurf World Cup 2017

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: Martin Jančálek

    From 3-5 November, the fifth and final stop of the MotoSurf World Cup 2017 took place in Naples, Florida where competitors and fans gathered to find out who would become this year's male and female World Champions and the action did not disappoint. With nail biting action and stiff competition, we saw a number of records in Motosurf racing history!
  • Luxury Hospitality Management forms Partnership with TSF 2018

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: Sarah Flavell

    Luxury Hospitality Management, known as LH, are to form a partnership with TSF for the 2018 edition. The announcement follows an initial collaboration which took place at The Superyacht Forum during last week’s METSTRADE in Amsterdam.
  • Marina Barcelona 92 Takes 75% Stake in Compositeworks

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: MB92

    Marina Barcelona 92, with 25 years experience in the refit and repair of superyachts, has taken a 75% share of La Ciotat based Compositeworks. By combining their expertise, the group has become “the leading and the largest repair and refit group worldwide,” according to Mr Benjamin Mennem, President of Compositeworks.
  • Maxi Class News

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: James Boyd

    A rundown of the International Maxi Association's latest news. Maxis got the wind in their sails in October in the wet and gusty 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race. The Venice Hospitality Challenge saw 13 Maxis compete. Maxis are set to rejoin Rolex Capri Sailing Week in 2018. Maxi starts to allow yachts of up to 115ft. Maxis are competing in the RORC Transatlantic Race.
  • Rebrand of Miami Beach's Luxury Yacht Show

    Posted: 17th November 2017 | Written by: Danny Grant

    The premier in-water luxury yacht exhibition during Miami's annual boat show week each February has received a new name and look. Formerly Yachts Miami Beach, the annual event is being rebranded as the Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue.
  • Free Concierge Service Guarantees Smooth Sailing for the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

    Posted: 21st November 2017 | Written by: Kirsten Ferguson

    Another year of serious fun and serious racing is on tap for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and the entire island of Saint Martin is working in overdrive to prepare for the event’s 38th edition, scheduled for March 1-4, 2018. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, organisers are encouraging participants to utilise the event’s free concierge service.
  • Maxi Class News

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: James Boyd

    A rundown of the International Maxi Association's latest news. Maxis got the wind in their sails in October in the wet and gusty 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race. The Venice Hospitality Challenge saw 13 Maxis compete. Maxis are set to rejoin Rolex Capri Sailing Week in 2018. Maxi starts to allow yachts of up to 115ft. Maxis are competing in the RORC Transatlantic Race.
  • Port Louis Marina Pulls RORC Back to Grenada

    Posted: 17th November 2017 | Written by: C&NMarinas

    Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Ltd and Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean have signed an agreement with The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) to host the finish of the prestigious transatlantic yacht race for the next four years. Competitors will depart from Calero Marinas' Marina Lanzarote to tackle 2,995 nautical miles before arriving at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, with this year’s start date confirmed for Saturday 25 November.
  • ISS Design and Leadership Awards 2017

    Posted: 24th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 27th annual ISS Design and Leadership Awards will take place on Wednesday, November 1st at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
  • MYS 2017 - One of the Best

    Posted: 23rd October 2017 | Written by: Sarah Laty

    From the 27th to the 30th of September, Port Hercules in Monaco once again played host to the world's most renownend superyacht event. The 27th edition of the MYS certainly did not disappoint, with 125 exceptional superyachts on display as well as 580 industry exhibitors.
  • VOR Ocean Summit Launches ‘Clean Seas’ Campaign

    Posted: 19th October 2017 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    The Volvo Ocean Race has used the first of seven Ocean Summits it is hosting around the world in 2017-18 to launch a unique programme that will gather data from parts of the oceans that are otherwise inaccessible to scientists – while the Spanish government pledged its backing for UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign.
  • 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.
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  • SuperYacht Radio Station Reaches 30,000 Listeners!

    Posted: 23rd November 2017 | Written by: SuperYacht Radio

    SuperYacht Radio, the only global digital radio station for the yachting community, has announced it attracted over 30,000 listeners in its first month of broadcasting out of Palma de Mallorca.
  • YachtEye 3.0 Updates

    Posted: 23rd November 2017 | Written by: Oculus Technologies

    Since the first preview of YachtEye 3.0 during this year's Monaco Yacht Show, twenty YachtEye systems onboard superyachts have been upgraded! The first reactions are positive: "The new version looks very nice and our guests find the improvements easy to understand," said one of our clients.
  • Review: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

    Posted: 21st November 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Read about the highlights of the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017 – the biggest yacht show in the world. The prestigious yachting event concluded in superb fashion on 5th November with increased visitor numbers, having generated strong business leads and reflecting a buoyant sense of confidence in the industry.
  • Luxury Hospitality Management forms Partnership with TSF 2018

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: Sarah Flavell

    Luxury Hospitality Management, known as LH, are to form a partnership with TSF for the 2018 edition. The announcement follows an initial collaboration which took place at The Superyacht Forum during last week’s METSTRADE in Amsterdam.
  • Marina Barcelona 92 Takes 75% Stake in Compositeworks

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: MB92

    Marina Barcelona 92, with 25 years experience in the refit and repair of superyachts, has taken a 75% share of La Ciotat based Compositeworks. By combining their expertise, the group has become “the leading and the largest repair and refit group worldwide,” according to Mr Benjamin Mennem, President of Compositeworks.
  • Rebrand of Miami Beach's Luxury Yacht Show

    Posted: 17th November 2017 | Written by: Danny Grant

    The premier in-water luxury yacht exhibition during Miami's annual boat show week each February has received a new name and look. Formerly Yachts Miami Beach, the annual event is being rebranded as the Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue.
  • Asia Pacific Leading Global Yacht Charter Market

    Posted: 17th November 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The market in the Asia Pacific is receiving a major boost from the rising number of charter destinations, increasing wealth of people, and greater availability of yachts. Thailand, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia are some of the popular yacht chartering destinations in Asia Pacific. The market in Asia Pacific is slated to expand at an 8.0% CAGR from 2017 to 2025, as per the TMR report.
  • Winners of the Boat Builders Awards Announced at METSTRADE

    Posted: 16th November 2017 | Written by: Sigrid van der Wel

    Winners of the Boat Builders Awards 2017 were announced at METSTRADE in Amsterdam yesterday, with David King, co-founder of Princess Yachts, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Winners of the DAME Awards 2017

    Posted: 14th November 2017 | Written by: Sigrid van der Wel

    On Tuesday at METSTRADE in Amsterdam the prestigious DAME Award 2017 was won by Scanstrut for its RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit. A further six products were named as Category Winners and 16 received Special Mentions.
  • CREW SURVEY: Hiring Youth over Experience?

    Posted: 10th November 2017 | Written by: Rod Hatch & Adrian Croft

    There has been much debate recently concerning perceptions around the hiring of yacht crew across all departments, specifically in regard to the hiring of younger candidates over older, more experienced ones. PYA will be presenting an open discussion on this topic at METS next week and we'd be very grateful if you could share your views by completing our survey.
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  • Boxfish 360: The Ultimate 360/VR Underwater Camera

    Posted: 20th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    What could be better than your charter guests being able to re-live their underwater experiences in a realistic way? Creating memories is the most important part of any trip and whether private or chartered every yacht owner and crew wants their guests to step off the boat with memories to cherish and share.
  • 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.
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  • UK Budget 2017: The Key Points

    Posted: 23rd November 2017 | Written by: Patrik Maflin

    Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, presented his 2017 Budget in the House of Commons yesterday. The most appealing point to come out of this was the fact that Stamp Duty has been abolished for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000. Here, we present a concise overview of the key points raised in the Budget.
  • Record Breaking Results at the MotoSurf World Cup 2017

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: Martin Jančálek

    From 3-5 November, the fifth and final stop of the MotoSurf World Cup 2017 took place in Naples, Florida where competitors and fans gathered to find out who would become this year's male and female World Champions and the action did not disappoint. With nail biting action and stiff competition, we saw a number of records in Motosurf racing history!
  • Interview: Captain Paul Watson, Founder of Sea Shepherd

    Posted: 18th November 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney

    To mark the 40th anniversary of Sea Shepherd, OnboardOnline sat down with founder Captain Paul Watson for an exclusive interview about the genesis of the non-profit marine conservation movement and why he believes the environment will win through eventually.
  • Key Points on Amendments to French Social Security Decree

    Posted: 14th November 2017 | Written by: John Cook

    It would seem there are already a number of people that believe the proposed amendments to the French Social Security Decree will solve the issues that have been concerning the yacht sector since the Decree was first announced in March 2017, but I am sorry to report that this is not the case.
  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips on Trash Island

    Posted: 6th November 2017 | Written by: Glynne Fletcher

    We as humans have an impact on the environment, a fact that we cannot get away from. It doesn’t really matter if you believe the human race is responsible for global warming or not. We need to take steps to stop using excessive resources and stop making such a mess. In the short term, we can try to minimize our footprint by making small changes, and in time these actions will become second nature.
  • UK Chamber of Shipping Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

    Posted: 4th November 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    According to the UK Chamber of Shipping, the illegal trade of wildlife has been valued as high as $20 billion per year, making it the world's fourth most lucrative crime after drugs, human trafficking and arms. The global transport industry is now taking steps to help stamp it out.
  • K1 Continues Relief Efforts for the Caribbean

    Posted: 29th October 2017 | Written by: Priya Thirumur

    K1 Britannia Foundation has continued to play a key role in the disaster relief efforts following both hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. Although the emergency relief phase in St Maarten is now over, K1 continues to provide water, food and materials to care-based institutions and vulnerable persons on the island, but more help is needed.
  • Shark Finning Operation Uncovered off São Tomé

    Posted: 25th October 2017 | Written by: Heather Stimmler

    On the 5th of September, the Spanish long-line fishing vessel Baz was boarded in waters belonging to the Central African island state of São Tomé and Príncipe by São Toméan authorities, assisted by marine conservationists from Sea Shepherd and law enforcement officers from Gabon during a joint operation called Operation Albacore.
  • Charta Smeralda Signed at ONE OCEAN FORUM

    Posted: 22nd October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    From 3-4 October at the ONE OCEAN Forum in Milan, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, scientists, NGOs, captains of industry and thought leaders came together to debate the priorities concerning the future health of our oceans. These were subsequently formalized in a code of ethics and behaviours, the Charta Smeralda, aimed at both individuals and organizations worldwide.
  • If You Haven't Yet Declared Your Earnings...

    Posted: 20th October 2017 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    As of the 1st of September 2017 in the UK, HMRC started receiving details of bank accounts, trusts and holdings as a result of the Common Reporting Standard. So if you've just finished a busy çharter season and you haven't yet declared your earnings, here's some good advice.
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