• MEDYS Opening Ceremony

    Posted: 20th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Attendees of the 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show 2018 are invited to the opening ceremony on Saturday 28 April, taking place at 19:00 in the stunning port of Nafplion. Mr Michael Skoulikidis, President of the Greek Yachting Association, will be present to formally announce the opening of this year's show, with official dignitaries also addressing the audience.
  • Royal New Zealand Navy Adds FarSounder Sonar

    Posted: 20th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    FarSounder's flagship forward-looking sonar, the FarSounder-1000, is the latest cutting-edge gear slated to equip the Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN) future fleet replenishment tanker, HMNZS Aotearoa (A12). The company's longest range sonar will provide real-time 3D data on what is ahead as the tanker navigates the seas giving the vessel's crew an elevated level of safety and security.
  • A Glimpse of the Thompson, Westwood & White Fleet at the MYBA Charter Show

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At the MYBA Charter Show in Port Vell, Barcelona, the Thompson, Westwood and White team will be showing some of their finest yachts. We give you a sneak preview of Double Down, The Wellesley, Blu 470 and Manifiq.
  • e3 in Barcelona and Palma

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: e3

    The e3 team looks forward to welcoming visitors at the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona and at the Palma Superyacht Show from the 27 April to 1 May.
  • West Nautical Appoints Commercial Director

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    West Nautical prepares to introduce a fresh new approach to professional services for the superyacht sector, beginning with the appointment of Kurt Fraser as commercial director. West Nautical has developed an excellent reputation for superyacht owner services due to the operational, technical and regulatory expertise of its specialist team. This appointment signals an opportunity for Fraser to build on a track record of success and apply his trademark creative thinking into a business poised for strategic growth.
  • Acquera Yachting to Acquire G&K Yachting in Greece

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Acquera Yachting founder and CEO Stefano Tositti and G&K Yachting Managing Directors Georgios Mourkakos and Kostas Skiathitis have announced a preliminary agreement for Acquera Yachting to acquire 100% of G&K Yachting’s agency division. Acquera Yachting offers full yacht agency services and, since launching in February, has opened a string of offices along the Italian coastline and main Islands in addition to their headquarters in Venice. The acquisition of G&K Yachting will allow them to expand into the east Mediterranean and will greatly reinforce their position in their offering to yachts.
  • A Luxury Asset Group is Born

    Posted: 18th April 2018 | Written by: Ashley Spencer Hurrell

    Introducing Spencer Buley Group, the quintessential British brand that specialises in bespoke, superyacht new builds & refurbishments, private sales of yachts and highly desired luxury assets. Founders, Ashley Spencer Hurrell and Greg Voice make the perfect team with extensive knowledge and decades of experience within the luxury superyacht market.
  • Porto Lotti in the Gulf of La Spezia Joins Camper & Nicholsons Marinas

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Laura Harrison

    Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is delighted to announce that Porto Lotti is the newest member to join the exclusive Camper & Nicholsons Marinas 1782 Club; a by-invite-only club that provides international marketing reach to some of the world’s finest yachting destinations. Porto Lotti is a luxury superyacht marina in the Gulf of La Spezia, Italy, surrounded by art, history and tradition, in cruising distance of the Cinque Terre.
  • BWA Yachting Spain to Partner with LYBRA's The Superyacht Show

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    BWA Yachting Spain has teamed up with The Superyacht Show, a client-centric showcase that aims at delivering the greatest customer experience by attracting high quality superyachts, yachting companies and a selection of hand-picked luxury products and high-end lifestyle brands which will complement the on-water display.
  • Van der Valk Takes Order for Third Explorer

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Van der Valk

    Van der Valk in the Netherlands has received the order for the third in its impressive line of Explorer motoryachts. This 28-metre project with a raised pilothouse is being built for a repeat client and will benefit from the full range of Van der Valk’s expertise and craftsmanship as well as the owner’s vision and experience of enjoying life on the ocean waves.
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  • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Team First Italian Crew at Baldwin Cup

    Posted: 10th April 2018 | Written by: YCCS

    In just a few days' time the Baldwin Cup 2018 will get underway in Newport Beach (LA, California) and for the first time in the history of this prestigious trophy an Italian team has been invited to participate.
  • Volvo Ocean Race: A Devastating Week for Team Scallywag

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    All teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race have been through a difficult week, facing challenging weather conditions whilst processing their personal grief at the loss of John Fisher of Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag who was swept overboard on Monday and following an unsuccessful search and rescue operation is presumed lost at sea.
  • Save the Date: Ida Lewis Distance Race 2018

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 17, 2018. Sailing boats of 28 feet or longer set off and return to Newport’s historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club on Rhode Island.
  • New Entrants Join Superyacht Cup Fleet

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At the time of writing 17 awe-inspiring superyachts will be taking up the Superyacht Cup challenge in Palma de Mallorca from 19 to 23 June this year. Race enthusiasts can look forward to a stellar fleet, not to mention tight racing and a showdown as winners and losers of the St Barths Bucket and/or Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta vie for another trophy.
  • Royal Huisman Turns its Largest Hull Ever

    Posted: 23rd March 2018 | Written by: Royal Huisman

    With an impressive overall length of 81m / 266ft and a sturdy plumb bow - making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world - Project 400 is the largest yacht built by Royal Huisman to date. Upon her delivery in 2020 this contemporary schooner will be the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht.
  • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Presents 2018 Yachting Calendar

    Posted: 2nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) officially presented its sporting calendar at the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan on Thursday morning. The press conference opened with the presentation of the One Ocean Foundation and was followed by signing of the Charta Smeralda by 50 Italian yacht clubs and sailing class associations undertaking to respect and promote this ethical code of conduct. Signatures from Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge and Laurent Esquier, CEO of Challenger of Record 36, organiser of the Selection Series for the next America's Cup, were particularly significant.
  • Howard Pridding Bows Out as British Marine CEO

    Posted: 20th February 2018 | Written by: British Marine

    British Marine have announced today that Howard Pridding will be leaving the company in the summer after completing five and a half years in the role of Chief Executive Officer.
  • Sri Lanka...the Next Sailing Destination in Asia?

    Posted: 20th February 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    While Sri Lanka boasts the richly biodiverse Indian Ocean on every side, with famed views and whale watching, the country was not considered a worthy stop for yachts due to the lack of a fully-fledged marina. However, continuing efforts are underway to make “Sri Lanka the next sailing destination in Asia” and “…a magnet for yachters and pleasure sailors worldwide”, reports Priyantha Perera of Asia Pacific Superyachts Sri Lanka.
  • St Maarten Prepares to Welcome International Fleet

    Posted: 8th February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (March 1-4) has been a Caribbean favourite for almost four decades. Already, 75 yachts representing 22 countries have registered to race in this year's 38th edition, which will be the first major event in St. Maarten since Hurricane Irma passed through in September.
  • Panerai Transat Classique 2019 is in Production

    Posted: 2nd February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The fourth Panerai Transat Classique yacht race will be held in early January 2019 between Marina Lanzarote and Christophe Harbour, St Kitts. A dozen sailboats, from 11 to 49 m, are already pre-registered, including two exceptional three-masted schooners. Twenty yachts, who have all been part of the beautiful history of sailing and ocean racing for more than 100 years, are expected in the Panerai Transat Classique 2019.
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  • MEDYS Opening Ceremony

    Posted: 20th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Attendees of the 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show 2018 are invited to the opening ceremony on Saturday 28 April, taking place at 19:00 in the stunning port of Nafplion. Mr Michael Skoulikidis, President of the Greek Yachting Association, will be present to formally announce the opening of this year's show, with official dignitaries also addressing the audience.
  • Royal New Zealand Navy Adds FarSounder Sonar

    Posted: 20th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    FarSounder's flagship forward-looking sonar, the FarSounder-1000, is the latest cutting-edge gear slated to equip the Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN) future fleet replenishment tanker, HMNZS Aotearoa (A12). The company's longest range sonar will provide real-time 3D data on what is ahead as the tanker navigates the seas giving the vessel's crew an elevated level of safety and security.
  • A Glimpse of the Thompson, Westwood & White Fleet at the MYBA Charter Show

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At the MYBA Charter Show in Port Vell, Barcelona, the Thompson, Westwood and White team will be showing some of their finest yachts. We give you a sneak preview of Double Down, The Wellesley, Blu 470 and Manifiq.
  • e3 in Barcelona and Palma

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: e3

    The e3 team looks forward to welcoming visitors at the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona and at the Palma Superyacht Show from the 27 April to 1 May.
  • West Nautical Appoints Commercial Director

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    West Nautical prepares to introduce a fresh new approach to professional services for the superyacht sector, beginning with the appointment of Kurt Fraser as commercial director. West Nautical has developed an excellent reputation for superyacht owner services due to the operational, technical and regulatory expertise of its specialist team. This appointment signals an opportunity for Fraser to build on a track record of success and apply his trademark creative thinking into a business poised for strategic growth.
  • Acquera Yachting to Acquire G&K Yachting in Greece

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Acquera Yachting founder and CEO Stefano Tositti and G&K Yachting Managing Directors Georgios Mourkakos and Kostas Skiathitis have announced a preliminary agreement for Acquera Yachting to acquire 100% of G&K Yachting’s agency division. Acquera Yachting offers full yacht agency services and, since launching in February, has opened a string of offices along the Italian coastline and main Islands in addition to their headquarters in Venice. The acquisition of G&K Yachting will allow them to expand into the east Mediterranean and will greatly reinforce their position in their offering to yachts.
  • A Luxury Asset Group is Born

    Posted: 18th April 2018 | Written by: Ashley Spencer Hurrell

    Introducing Spencer Buley Group, the quintessential British brand that specialises in bespoke, superyacht new builds & refurbishments, private sales of yachts and highly desired luxury assets. Founders, Ashley Spencer Hurrell and Greg Voice make the perfect team with extensive knowledge and decades of experience within the luxury superyacht market.
  • Porto Lotti in the Gulf of La Spezia Joins Camper & Nicholsons Marinas

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Laura Harrison

    Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is delighted to announce that Porto Lotti is the newest member to join the exclusive Camper & Nicholsons Marinas 1782 Club; a by-invite-only club that provides international marketing reach to some of the world’s finest yachting destinations. Porto Lotti is a luxury superyacht marina in the Gulf of La Spezia, Italy, surrounded by art, history and tradition, in cruising distance of the Cinque Terre.
  • BWA Yachting Spain to Partner with LYBRA's The Superyacht Show

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    BWA Yachting Spain has teamed up with The Superyacht Show, a client-centric showcase that aims at delivering the greatest customer experience by attracting high quality superyachts, yachting companies and a selection of hand-picked luxury products and high-end lifestyle brands which will complement the on-water display.
  • Van der Valk Takes Order for Third Explorer

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Van der Valk

    Van der Valk in the Netherlands has received the order for the third in its impressive line of Explorer motoryachts. This 28-metre project with a raised pilothouse is being built for a repeat client and will benefit from the full range of Van der Valk’s expertise and craftsmanship as well as the owner’s vision and experience of enjoying life on the ocean waves.
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  • DMS Holland to Develop Stabilisers for Fast-Planing Yachts

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: Monique Caminada-Kolkman

    Following the successful development and subsequent launch to market of the electric roll damping system for yachts up to 30 metres, the MagnusMaster, DMS Holland has now started, in cooperation with Brabant Engineering, the development of a roll damping system for fast-planing yachts up to 30 metres.
  • Torqeedo and WhisperPower collaborate to develop DC Generator

    Posted: 22nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    To extend the range of a yacht or ship equipped with a Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid electric propulsion system, Torqeedo has, in close collaboration with WhisperPower, developed a 25 kW 350V DC variable speed diesel generator. This incredibly compact and silent generator is based on the Genverter principle that WhisperPower has successfully established on the worldwide market. The advanced power electronics of the Genverter ensure that the generator always operates at the most efficient speed so that fuel consumption, noise, vibration and exhaust emissions are minimised.
  • PETER Diving System: Made in Mallorca

    Posted: 5th January 2018 | Written by: Onboardonline

    PETER Diving System is the ultimate luxury water toy, ideal for charter guests who would like to dive but do not hold the required licences. This multi-user device is lightweight, compact and perfect for families who wish to dive together with their young children.
  • 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.
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  • Top 5 Service Trends for 2018: Free Workshop in Palma

    Posted: 20th April 2018 | Written by: Luxury Hospitality Academy

    At this workshop for in Palma, we'll discuss all things interior and hospitality to help you rock 2018! We have devised a program tailored to hospitality and interior yachties, packed with great tips, useful advice and of course, free drinks! In town for the Palma Boat show? Come on down and join the fun.
  • Fraser Yachts at the MYBA Charter Show 2018

    Posted: 20th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Fraser will exhibit three beautiful charter yachts at the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona next week, where the 30 year anniversary celebrations are sure to make the show livelier than ever. Fraser yachts will also be participating in the Chef's and tablescaping competitions. Here are details of the three yachts on display and charter brokers are warmly invited to request a viewing during the show:
  • ANZAC Day in Antibes 2018 in a Nutshell

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    All over the world, on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders (and more recently the Irish, British and French) commemorate the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. In Antibes, with the support of Jean Leonetti, the Mayor of Antibes Juan-les-Pins, the Association ANZAC ANTIBES has organised for the 6th consecutive year, two bilingual, international and official ANZAC Day ceremonies.
  • Mission Ocean: Dominica after Hurricane Maria

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: Laura Beard

    Mission Ocean visited the beautiful island of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and witnessed the devastation there for ourselves. Read about our experiences with the wonderful people there and find out how you can get involved in the relief effort! If you are based in the South of France, you can donate supplies to a collection organised by Yachts du Coeur in Port Vauban, Antibes on Saturday 21st April.
  • Winners at the Antibes Raft Race 2018

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: Sarah Smith-Garrison

    Who cares who wins? Well apparently all of you...so here are the awards for the 2018 Antibes Raft Race and a big thank you to everyone who took part! The organisers also extend an invitation to attend 'Post Event Drinks' in the Blue Lady Pub on Friday 20th April from 6pm.
  • Y.CO at the MYBA Charter Show 2018

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona next week, Y.CO is delighted to invite you to view four spectacular yachts: Sherakhan, Panthalassa, Elixir and Heavenly Daze.
  • Wellbeing at Work: Seafarer Happiness Index Results

    Posted: 17th April 2018 | Written by: Nautilus Int. - Andrew Linington

    The Mission to Seafarers has launched its report on the findings of the Seafarer Happiness Index survey, which collates feedback on 10 key areas of life at sea, including mental and physical health, diet, rest, workloads, connectivity and access to shore leave. The concerning results show that seafarer happiness has been falling for the last three years, a decline which should prompt reassessment among those in the industry of crew's working conditions, workload and access to support.
  • El Faro: Investigating the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

    Posted: 13th April 2018 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    It is October 2015 and a U.S.-flagged cargo ship, El Faro, sets off on its usual route past the Bahamas, down to Puerto Rico. Less than 48 hours later the ship sails straight into the eye wall of a Grade 3 hurricane. The salvaging of the ship's data recorder has allowed a gripping picture to be built of how the worst U.S. maritime disaster in three decades came to pass.
  • Schiller Water Bike on Auction for The Antibes Raft Race

    Posted: 12th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Schiller Bikes has donated an S1-C water bike, the latest model in their sleek wave-riding range, to the Antibes Raft Race to raise essential funds for The Antibes Lifeboat and Restos du Coeur. The auction will be made by sealed bids, that can be submitted from the 10th to the 20th April on the Schiller auction page. With an RRP of over €6,000, the reserve price has been set at €2,500, so to be in with a chance of winning put your best bid forward!
  • The COCC St Tropez to Monaco Charity Cycle Ride 2018

    Posted: 11th April 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

    Now in its 7th year, The COCC charity cycle has become a fixture on the Monaco calendar. Each spring more than 100 cyclists take part in the 140km coastal ride from St Tropez to Monaco. Participants have included HSH Prince Albert II, F1 Formula One drivers and professional cyclists. The 2018 COCC St Tropez to Monaco charity ride will be held on Sunday May 6th and there’s still time for you to contribute and numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for this wonderful cause.
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