Happy Birthday boot Düsseldorf! The tradeshow celebrates 50 years this January as one of the top yacht shows in the boating calendar. The nine day event kicking off this Saturday plays a unique role as both a B2B and B2C show. Boasting 18 themed areas and almost 2,000 exhibitors, it attracts a quarter of a million visitors from 90 countries.
The non-native lionfish has become a big problem in the Caribbean, where it has no natural predators. Able to reproduce every 4 days, the fish has overrun local populations. Its spines discourage human hands but Mission Ocean came across an intervention in Bequia to teach locals to safely trap and prepare the fish, turning the pest into a tasty resource.
The U.S. recreational boating industry sees seventh consecutive year of growth in 2018 and expects additional increase in 2019. As one of the country’s growing outdoor recreation activities, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced that the recreational boating industry contributes an estimated $170.3 billion in economic activity to the U.S. economy, an increase of approximately $49 billion since 2012.
The only item anybody buys in the hope they are throwing their money away is insurance, regardless of the asset or the risk. In the case of a large yacht, it’s natural to assume that the owner's insurance would cover all eventualities, but what does this mean for the yacht's crew? It's worth knowing to what extent you are covered by the owner's insurance so you can decide for yourself whether you need additional personal cover.
Crew are no strangers to stringent security protocol when it comes to ensuring smooth operations and the safety of all onboard. Meanwhile employers are responsible for the security of crew whether working or on holiday, as well as the safety of shore based staff who travel the globe to visit clients or boat shows. Here are 10 resolutions to consider in your travel risk management this year.
Wherever you are in the world and whatever your nationality, fiscal residence and vessel’s flag, WYCC can provide comprehensive insurance cover for yacht crew. WYCC also developed the first private policy alternative to ENIM for foreign crew working in France.
DYT is trusted in the industry as the only yacht transport company offering a fixed schedule for vessels that need to be in a particular place at a particular time. Custom carriers use the safe and convenient float-on/float-off method to make the Atlantic crossing a breeze.
Superyacht Tenders and Toys provides invaluable advice and assistance regarding choice, specification, options, build and integration. We provide the best value and packages in the industry offering a one stop-shop for all your tender and toy needs.
Simpson Bay Marina on the Caribbean island of St Maarten is a vibrant and popular marina village with over 100 villas, pristine landscaping, internal roads and parking areas. More information and an update on the island's recovery after last year's hurricanes...
This beautifully situated full service marina, hotel, and boatyard has been welcoming vacationers for over 30 years. Repairing the damage from hurricane Irma has been a long process but by April 2019 the new inner marina will be able to accommodate 6 superyachts.
Villasimius marina is located in the Capo Carbonara Protected Marine Area amidst stretches of sandy beaches on Sardinia’s southeast coast. Welcoming yachts of up to 60m, the marina's harmonious relationship with the sea and its natural surroundings is unsurpassed.
OneOcean Port Vell is a world-class home port for superyachts, located in the heart of Barcelona. One of few city-centre marinas in the world, visitors can enjoy all that Barcelona and Catalunya have to offer, with the Balearic islands just a short cruise away.
Porto Montenegro offers a full homeport solution amidst spectacular cruising grounds. The prestigious marina has all the amenities one could need shoreside, with deep-water berths accommodating superyachts of up to 250m. An exceptional 50m corner berth is on sale now.
The newest marina in Miami caters specifically to superyachts up to 800' (244m). Guests will have complete peace of mind in this secure facility conveniently located on the MacArthur Causeway, with unparalleled access to Miami's beaches and entertainment destinations.
Procida is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea between Ischia (to the west) and Cape Miseno (to the east). Procida is easily accessible from the mainland with numerous domestic and international flight connections from Aeroporto Napoli-Capodichino Airport 45km away.
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