Charter & Cruising

Broker of the Month: Claire Sinclair at West Nautical

Posted: 9th Jun 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

A proud Mancunian with an interesting path to yachting, we spoke to West Nautical’s Client Manager Claire Sinclair, based in Palma, to discuss some personal highlights and recommendations for charter clients cruising in the Med. Read More

Cruising the US Virgin Islands

Posted: 30th May 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

The US Virgin Islands is fast becoming the destination of our times, with Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas offering superyacht owners and charterers flexibility, ease and smooth service as well as the luxury of enjoying some of the globe’s most idyllic cruising grounds.  Read More

ASEAN – Cruising Indonesia

Posted: 25th Nov 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

With raw beauty rarely found elsewhere and over 17,000 largely untouched islands to explore, the phenomenal, wide-ranging Indonesian archipelago offers cruising grounds unlike any other - with myriad wild coastlines, shimmering beaches and azure bays which you will have all to yourself. Read More

Richard Lofthouse – Unlocking South East Asia

Posted: 24th Nov 2020

Written by: Richard Lofthouse

Indonesia has attracted private yachts for decades but complex rules and regulations have kept it off the map for commercial charter. Richard Lofthouse, MD of Catalano Shipping discusses the potential for marine tourism in the region and the barriers yet to overcome. Read More

Cruising in Indonesia: A Guide for Superyachts

Posted: 11th Nov 2020

Written by: Catalano Shipping Services

After a year of lockdowns, Catalano Shipping and Benoa Marina are leading the re-opening of marinas in Indonesia. With new protocols in place, entry is safe and simple and there is no mandatory quarantine period if conditions are met in advance of arrival. Read More

Introducing Vietnam’s Coast with the Most

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Duncan Forgan

Of all Vietnam’s spectacular coastal enclaves, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is perhaps the country’s most underrated. But the province is now picking up strong momentum thanks to an array of attractions including world-class golf, boutique hotels and some of the country’s best stretches of sand. Read More

The Top Marinas For Winters In Turkey

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With over 40 marinas in Turkey and attractive refit facilities, Evolution Yachting has put together a list of its top recommendations of where to berth in Turkey this winter. Read More

Top Picks For Winter Berths In Montenegro And Greece

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

Montenegro and Greece’s top ports and marinas are certainly headlines that draw attention during the summer months, but with both countries boasting favourable temperatures during the winter too, they won’t let you down any time of the year. Read More

Late Summer Cruising Destinations with Evolution Yachting

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

Only a few months ago we weren't even sure if 2020 would be giving us a summer season. But it's a relief and a pleasure to see people are enjoying cruising more than ever whilst exploring new destinations, and seeing a new side to their favourite spots. Read More

Superyacht Cruising in South East Asia

Posted: 31st Jul 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

Boasting some of the globe’s most phenomenal - and unpopulated – coastlines as well as picturesque atolls, deserted islands and colourful marine life, the ideal way to explore the region’s most alluring and inaccessible nooks is by yacht. Read More

Superyacht Destination ASEAN – Verventia's Mission in Asia

Posted: 22nd Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

You might think that the opportunity to take in some of the world’s most scenic cruising through the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea to Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia would have made South East Asia a natural shoo-in as a superyacht destination long before now. Read More

Current Landscape for Cruising Yachts in South East Asia

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

South East Asia is without doubt one of the globe’s most captivating and diverse regions, offering a unique experience in terms of culture, history and cuisine, as well as breathtaking scenery both on land and at sea. Read More

A Guide to Monaco’s Marinas - from Port Hercules to the new Portier Cove

Posted: 17th Mar 2020

Written by: The Islander

With berthing space in such high demand in the principality of Monaco, yacht owners can now explore an exciting new option: Cala del Forte Ventimiglia. The port is designed as a sister marina to Monaco’s two existing marinas, Port Hercules and the Port of Fontvieille. Read More

Arksen Explorus Rally Powered by Pelorus to Launch in 2021

Posted: 20th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Arksen Explorers Rally Powered by Pelorus is a new yacht rally that sees groups of like-minded yacht owners and charterers cruising the Arctic, Mediterranean and Pacific Ocean in the name of grass roots conservation. Read More

Building Excitement for the Caribbean Yachting Season

Posted: 19th Dec 2019

Written by: Karen Hockney

Island Global Yachting Ltd is preparing for a Caribbean winter season that will deliver on high end hospitality experiences which are guaranteed to delight yacht owners and charterers alike. Read More

A Spotlight on Limassol

Posted: 16th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Located in the heart of Limassol, Cyprus’ most vibrant and internationally diverse coastal city, Limassol Marina has established itself as a sought-after superyacht destination for visitors worldwide, offering full service combine... Read More

A Spotlight on Valencia

Posted: 15th Oct 2019

Written by: The Islander

Valencia is a city of old and new, land and sea, art and science, and one with a proud sporting history. It holds a promising nautical future and always the warmest, sometimes quite literally, of welcomes. Read More

Discover Amaala: A Bold Vision for the Red Sea

Posted: 2nd Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

A 3,300 sqm gigaproject that will serve as a super-luxury wellness tourism destination on the Saudi Arabia Coast, Amaala, which is set for completion in 2028, really is one of a kind. We sat down with CEO Nicholas Naples at the Mo... Read More

Yacht Haven Grande Wins Superyacht Marina of the Year Award

Posted: 26th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas USVI received more acknowledgement of its marina team’s drive for excellence from the marine industry and its customers by being named ‘Towergate’s Superyacht Marina of the Year’ – the... Read More

Karpaz Gate Marina Receives Latest Accolade

Posted: 20th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

For the third time, Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has been voted among the world’s most popular Gold Anchor-accredited marinas with recognition in the prestigious The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Towergate’s Marina of the... Read More

Sanctuary Cove Marina set for Expansion

Posted: 19th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Mulpha is set to expand the Sanctuary Cove Marina in response to berthing demand for premium recreational vessels from 50 feet up to superyachts larger than 180 feet in length.
Following an $8.31million investment, the new devel...
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One Ocean MBA’s Regatta Starts in Porto Cervo

Posted: 19th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The 16th edition of the One Ocean MBA's Conference & Regatta got underway today. Taking place for the first time in the beautiful setting of the Costa Smeralda, about 400 students and alumni from the world's most prestigious busin... Read More

Marina Ibiza - A New Age of Exclusive

Posted: 30th Aug 2019

Written by: Victoria Pearce

There is something special about Ibiza, something that it is hard to put your finger on. Once you have been it’s almost impossible not to return. Some say it’s the magnetic pull of the mystical island of Es Vedra, often quoted as ... Read More

The New Port of Call for Superyachts Cruising to and from the Côte d'Azur

Posted: 19th May 2019

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

IGY Marinas is the largest international marina management company in the world, boasting 17 marinas across 10 countries, with over 3,000 slips under management. IGY is also the only marina management company able to accommodate v... Read More

Bumper Year for Superyachts in the Caribbean

Posted: 21st Mar 2019

Written by: Karen Hockney

Whatever you’re looking for in terms of the ultimate yachting experience, the Caribbean has it covered. With visitor figures back up to robust pre-2016 levels, the winter season is ending on a high and it’s clear that the allure o... Read More

Yacht Agent David Jamieson: “It’s easy to be passionate about Fiji as a destination”

Posted: 26th Feb 2019

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

David Jamieson shares his passion for yachting and Fiji, where he has been welcoming superyachts since 2001. Over this time, David has seen the yachting industry become a major contributor to the Fijian economy and his company is ... Read More

Caribbean Islands Welcome Return of Superyachts

Posted: 25th Jan 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Just 16 months after the Caribbean was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the islands are up and running and busy welcoming superyachts back for the winter season. Spirits are high and by all accounts many of the marinas are in bet... Read More

Snorkeling with Sharks in Raja Ampat

Posted: 24th Jan 2019

Written by: Captain Jimmy Blee

The finale of a month-long cruise in Indonesia's untouched Raja Ampat archipelago was a snorkeling trip with gentle giants of the deep. Captain Jimmy Blee recounts how the Asia Pacific Superyachts' expert dive guide led the guests... Read More

Singapore for Superyachts

Posted: 4th Dec 2018

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s a city that is constantly evolving and reimagining itself thanks to people who are passionate about creating new experiences and providing excellent services fo... Read More

Looking Ahead to the Caribbean Charter Season 2018

Posted: 2nd Oct 2018

Written by: Tom Mukamal, IGY Marinas CEO

Think back to the first time you visited the Caribbean. What captivated you the most: the crystal-clear waters, the lush greenery, or the miles of sandy beaches? All of these allures have made yachting and nautical tourism an econ... Read More

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