Cruising Guides & Destinations

Indonesia’s Raja Ampat: A Place to Inspire Passion

Posted: 15th May 2018

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Indonesia and its vast expanse of islands is a must-see superyacht destination that offers a spectacular and memorable cruise. Captain Jimmy Blee fell head over heels for Raja Ampat seventeen years ago and knows the waters better ... Read More

Samui’s growing appeal… or, why wait for a marina?

Posted: 12th Apr 2018

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand after Phuket and Koh Chang, boasts pearl-white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests, waterfalls and high-end luxury resorts and spas. Now the destination is luring superyachts to... Read More

Q&A: Pascal Bredin of Seal Superyachts Tahiti

Posted: 2nd Jan 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Pascal Bredin is General Manager of Seal Superyachts Tahiti and a passionately biased promoter of the archipelago as a superyacht destination. The Tahitian native has lived and worked here his whole life, graduating from the shipy... Read More

Benefits of Berthing at Karpaz Gate Marina in Cyprus

Posted: 21st Nov 2017

Written by: Karpaz Gate Marina

Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has announced its 2018 berthing campaign as it strengthens its status as one of the East Mediterranean’s leading full-service facilities. Having just celebrated its most successful season since o... Read More

First Bonded Warehouse in the Balearics

Posted: 2nd Nov 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

As yachts continue to flock to the Balearics attracted by beautiful cruising grounds, the abundance of yacht services, excellent marinas and a great service ethic, the islands now have another string to their bow - the first bond... Read More

The Pulling Power of Port la Napoule

Posted: 14th Jul 2017

Written by: Sam Watson

Until now Port la Napoule on the French Riviera has been something of a well kept secret but, with the longest lease term along the coast, the only catamaran quay for miles and a prime location, there’s plenty to shout about. Read More

Superyacht Norway - An Adventure into the Heart of Nature

Posted: 24th Jun 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

Norway is famous for its spellbinding panoramas and natural beauty, named by National Geographic Traveler as the world's most unspoiled destination while the Western Fjords feature prominently in UNESCO's World Heritage List. Even... Read More

Changing Rules to Attract Superyachts to Thailand

Posted: 22nd May 2017

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Following extensive lobbying by the superyacht industry the Thai Temporary Charter License has received the Royal Decree. The new Charter License laws permit visiting foreign flagged superyachts ( 30m +) to apply for a one year li... Read More

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... Read More

Going Local with BWA Italy

Posted: 3rd May 2017

Written by: Sam Watson

When your clients are anywhere and everywhere you need a global presence to take care of business. For successful yacht agents this means having a local network on the ground with the expert knowledge and passion to give clients t... Read More

My Summer on Elba Island in the Tuscan Archipelago

Posted: 16th Apr 2017

Written by: Jonni Nicole Albetta

Elba Island, a refuge within Italy's Tuscan Archipelago, has been a popular destination for yachts and tourists for decades. With its idyllic anchorages, crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches, Elba has also been likened to th... Read More

Asia Pacific: Focus on New Zealand’s Marinas

Posted: 11th Feb 2017

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

With the rise in world-class marinas in nearly every region, New Zealand has also been developing their docks and creating larger berths for larger vessels. Auckland in particular is now home to some excellent marinas and anchorag... Read More

Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand with Duthie Lidgard

Posted: 31st Jan 2017

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

As Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand goes from strength to strength, Managing Director Duthie Lidgard provides an insight into his role as an agent providing the very best service and support for yachts visiting the region. Read More

Florida: Boating Capital of the USA

Posted: 21st Jan 2017

Written by: Sonya Matejko

Is there any state that says 'yachting' more than Florida? More than 900,000 other boat owners agree, and that's what makes it the boating capital of the USA. Whether you like a rugged, rocky beach away from town or being in the m... Read More

Luxury Yacht Charter in the Galapagos Islands

Posted: 26th Nov 2016

Written by: Worth Avenue Yachts

The Galapagos Islands are a feast for the senses, offering magnificent wildlife encounters in a volcanic landscape of desolate beauty. With so much to see and experience, a luxury yacht charter provides the ultimate adventure, a t... Read More

French Polynesia with Etienne Boutin, Yacht Agent

Posted: 26th Sep 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

When you think of Tahiti, you think of palm trees and reefs and beautiful people living the simple island life. All of this is true, but French Polynesia is a semi-autonomous territory of France and it's a slick operation. In the ... Read More

The Magic of Sardinia by Land & Sea

Posted: 21st Aug 2016

Written by: Darin Graham

Every corner of the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia has something to offer, from clear waters and white beaches to rustic cuisine and a culture of longstanding traditions. For anyone who has not yet experienced it, visiting S... Read More

Hidden Gems of the Italian Riviera

Posted: 15th Aug 2016

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

The Italian Riviera, the coastal strip of north-western Italy that greets yachts as they cruise east of the French border is a region of contrasts and a classic introduction to Italy. Here, you can uncover some hidden gems that st... Read More

5 Reasons to Base Your Superyacht in New Zealand

Posted: 13th Jul 2016

Written by: Jeanette Tobin

New Zealand ticks all the boxes for superyacht owners considering new cruising grounds to explore or to satisfy the growing number of charter clients looking for culture and adventure. Here are five good reasons to make New Zealan... Read More

Dory and Nemo Alive and Well on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Posted: 10th Jul 2016

Written by: Jeni Bone

Despite recent media reports about the ‘death’ of large swathes of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, experts say the recent major coral bleaching event was restricted to one section of the Reef. The majority of the coral has survive... Read More

World's Largest Luxury Catamaran Enjoying Great Barrier Reef

Posted: 6th Nov 2015

Written by: Isla MacKechnie

The world’s largest catamaran fits perfectly at a Queensland marina, which has been dredged and upgraded to provide superyacht facilities in the heart of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. The 44m catamaran, with 16.6m beam h... Read More

Explore the Fjords in 2016 - An Itinerary

Posted: 30th Sep 2015

Written by: Onboard Online

With thousands of miles of stunning coastline to discover, we have done the hard work for you and put together a 9 day itinerary to give you a taste of this beautiful, untouched land. Read More

Puerto Rico - Why it's a Great Idea

Posted: 28th Sep 2015

Written by: DDEC Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of the Caribbean’s fastest growing yachting and tourism destinations, home to four yacht marinas, each offering a unique experience. Tourism in Puerto Rico is booming, and this year the island was voted 'Best Ca... Read More

9 Reasons why Greece is a Great Sailing Destination but Italy is Better

Posted: 2nd Sep 2015

Written by: Kim Brown/ Sailing Britican

Before we sold up and started sailing around the world (err, only the Mediterranean thus far) I was totally hooked on Greece. From my past experiences, Greece had it all – the islands, fabulous food, great anchorages, amazing view... Read More

Central America and Colombia

Posted: 13th Aug 2015

Written by: Daniel Shea

Central America has yet to develop as a serious yachting destination and it’s hard to understand why. It offers an incredible array of tropical seascapes and a unique variety of activities, cultural flair and some of the best spor... Read More

Superyacht Experts Discuss Hidden Treasures of the South Pacific

Posted: 7th Aug 2015

Written by: Isla MacKechnie

To promote the South Pacific as a cruising destintion, a cross-national alliance of Australia, Fiji, Tahiti and New Zealand have launched a website to showcase all that the region has to offer, making it easier for visiting supery... Read More

Events in Slovenia

Posted: 31st Jul 2015

Written by: Robi Novak

Slovenia has events of all kinds, to suit everyone’s taste. Every day there is a chance to see the work of the best artists from Slovenia and from further afield, while there are concerts and festivals at which to enjoy great musi... Read More

Discover Norway: Bergen and Beyond

Posted: 13th Jul 2015

Written by: Milly Thomas

Beyond the beaten track of the Med and the Caribbean, yacht owners and charter guests are increasingly looking further afield to experience something new. The allure of new horizons and adventures in nature puts Norway firmly on t... Read More

Marina Tips for the Turkish Riviera

Posted: 15th Jun 2015

Written by: Berkan Ceylan

It is not surprising that Turkey, with more than 8,300 km of coastline welcomes hundreds of superyachts every year to explore and enjoy some of the area’s most breathtaking natural beauty and serenity. Read More

Downtime in the West Med!

Posted: 11th Jun 2015

Written by: Jessica Evans

Summer is here and for most of us that means long charters and busy boss trips, but hopefully in between trips, you will have a day off. We would like to offer a few tips for making the most out of it! Read More


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