• 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.
  • Competition Wide Open for Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: Marialisa Panu/ Giuliano Luzzatto

    Competition is set to be the tightest ever at the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship which kicks off today as part of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. With five custom-built Maxi 72s and three winners already this year, the competition is currently wide open.
  • Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup Returns to SALA Resort Phuket

    Posted: 24th August 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The Rendezvous Cup, to be held again at the exclusive SALA Phuket Resort on pristine Mai Khao Bay, will be a weekend of great sailing, camaraderie and parties in a friendly but competitive atmosphere in pursuit of the ASR Cup. There will also be a Corinthian Class for those who prefer non-competitive sailing.
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  • 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.
  • Competition Wide Open for Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: Marialisa Panu/ Giuliano Luzzatto

    Competition is set to be the tightest ever at the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship which kicks off today as part of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. With five custom-built Maxi 72s and three winners already this year, the competition is currently wide open.
  • Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup Returns to SALA Resort Phuket

    Posted: 24th August 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The Rendezvous Cup, to be held again at the exclusive SALA Phuket Resort on pristine Mai Khao Bay, will be a weekend of great sailing, camaraderie and parties in a friendly but competitive atmosphere in pursuit of the ASR Cup. There will also be a Corinthian Class for those who prefer non-competitive sailing.
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  • Nautical Structures Expands in the Med

    Posted: 22nd September 2017 | Written by: Erica Bolline

    Nautical Structures has opened in September 2017 a sales and service center at MB92 in Barcelona, Spain as part of the company's ongoing expansion plans. According to Nautical Structures President Colin Kiley, the operation will be managed by Ron Beilman, Worldwide Service Director and Rob Knoop, European Sales Director.
  • Antigua Charter Yacht Show 4-10 December 2017

    Posted: 21st September 2017 | Written by: Antigua Charter Yacht Show

    Antigua's vibrant yachting industry remains thriving and open for business. That's the word from bosses at the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma which passed through Antigua & Barbuda on September 6th, 2017. While Barbuda bore the brunt of the category five storm, Antigua was spared the damage wreaked across so many of our regional neighbours.
  • The Search for Britain's Next Generation America's Cup Sailors

    Posted: 20th September 2017 | Written by: Landrover Bar Academy

    Following their success in Bermuda last June, where the British team were crowned Red Bull Youth America's Cup Champions 2017, Land Rover BAR Academy is recruiting again to find and support talented young British sailors aged between 19-24 years old into professional sailing and ultimately the America's Cup.
  • ICOMIA Assists Abolition of Strict Legislation Around Marinas in Croatia

    Posted: 18th September 2017 | Written by: Barbara Fountoukos

    ICOMIA has played a crucial role in joining forces with its member, Marina Punat, to help remove barriers to trade in Croatia’s marina sector. On 31 July 2017, the Croatian Customs Administration announced all Croatian marinas will be released from the stringent bonded-warehouse regime that was crippling the sector.
  • Barcelona's OneOcean Port Vell Acquired by Qatari Investment Bank

    Posted: 17th September 2017 | Written by: Anella Alcott

    OneOean Port Vell has been acquired by QInvest LLC, Qatar's leading investment bank. This follows an agreement with the the current owner, Salamanca Group, which decided it was the right time to bring in strategic owners with the profile and local presence to further develop Barcelona's signature marina.
  • New Tenders & Toys Quay at Monaco Yacht Show

    Posted: 17th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At this year's Monaco Yacht Show visitors will discover a brand-new exhibition area devoted to luxury tenders and water toys. The new Tenders & Toys zone was created in response to the yachting industry’s desire to attract a younger generation of superyacht clientele for whom entertainment is a major factor in choosing a yacht for purchase or charter.
  • Maltese Falcon Completes Sea Trials with e3 Systems & Kymeta KyWay™ Terminals

    Posted: 14th September 2017 | Written by: Diane Franklin

    Washington-based Kymeta, Intelsat S.A. and exclusive superyacht distribution partner e3 Systems have announced that the iconic 89m Maltese Falcon has completed the first ever sailing yacht sea trials with Kymeta communications solutions with successful results. The Maltese Falcon, with its trial installation of Kymeta KyWay terminals, will be at the Monaco Yacht Show.
  • Important Clarification on French Social Security for Seafarers

    Posted: 13th September 2017 | Written by: Fiona Maureso

    Following a misleading announcement from Nice Matin on Monday evening, and a statement from ECPY, MYBA (The Worldwide Yachting Association) has provided clarification: Any modification will have to be made as part of the next social security finance law, to be voted before 31 December 2017 and until then the Decree remains in full force. Furthermore, this will now include private yachts as well as commercial vessels.
  • Yachting, Social, Economic - The Epilogue?

    Posted: 12th September 2017 | Written by: Thierry Voison

    Since March 2017, ECPY has mobilized against the application of Article 31 of the social security code which obliged the French resident sailors to be affiliated to the ENIM, regardless of the flag of the vessel and where they were embarked. Following intense lobbying, today we can confirm that yachting is to be excluded from the provisions of Article 31.
  • Suspension of the French Decree on Social Security

    Posted: 12th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Federation of Nautical Industries has obtained a decision in principle from the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to rule out the application of the social decree which has negatively impacted the yachting industry on the Cote d’Azur since 1 July. This news comes just in time as the Yachting Festival of Cannes kicks off today followed by the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of the month.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Monaco Yacht Show 2017: 27-30 September

    Posted: 1st September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Set in the iconic Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show is the most exclusive charter and brokerage show on the yachting calendar, with over 580 exhibitors and 125 of the world's most beautiful superyachts lining Port hercule, including 45 new launches and world premieres.
  • MOAS Renews Commitment to Humanitarian Mission in the Med

    Posted: 23rd August 2017 | Written by: Paula Galea

    Three years have passed since 30 August 2014, when Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) first rescued a group of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. The first private search-and-rescue initiative at sea, MOAS was founded with the aim to mitigate the loss of life at sea, and to draw the attention of European civil society to the humanitarian crisis on our doorstep.
  • Uncle Sam's Boat Dream

    Posted: 23rd August 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson

    Over the past 15 years a number of web based companies have launched with the aim of making charter more accessible to a wider market, offering anything from day boats to superyachts, previously the domain of the established brokerages. There’s also a growing trend for different ways to charter, encouraging more people to get out on the water at a price they can afford.
  • What are the Rules for EU Yacht Importation?

    Posted: 23rd August 2017 | Written by: Bruce Maltwood

    For a yacht to be in free circulation within the EU it has to have been supplied in the EU, imported into the EU or grandfathered in by way of VAT exemption on age. If your yacht was supplied in the EU as a domestic supply with VAT applied then the chances are that yacht is in free circulation and no importation is required. If a yacht is operated privately under temporary admission...
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