Posted: 21st March 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 of golden beaches, relaxed dining, eclectic boutique shopping and an inimitable sense of joie de vivre across the region has never been more attractive.
Posted: 26th February 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 firmly established and part of the Asia Pacific Superyachts network. Fiji now receives over 700 yachts annually and he believes visiting yachts can exceed 1,000 once the Lau Clearance Post is operational.
Posted: 25th January 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 better shape now than ever.
Posted: 24th January 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 to a secret spot favoured by whale sharks.
Posted: 4th December 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 for visiting superyachts. “Southeast Asia is so vast and diverse and the famed city of Singapore is smack in the middle of really excellent cruising grounds”, enthuses Clarence Chong of APS Singapore.
Posted: 2nd October 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 economic cornerstone of the Caribbean and, just a year after unprecedented hurricanes, the islands and the people have made a strong comeback.
Posted: 27th July 2018 | Written by: Victoria Pearce, The Islander
Victoria falls in love with Norway: a spectacular superyacht destination for those craving both adventure and first-class creature comforts. Culminating in a cruise up the magnificent Sognefjord, the trip delivers unforgettable experiences at every serpentine turn, featuring breathtaking waterfalls, exquisite private dining, lunch with a supercar enthusiast and charming tour guides.
Posted: 11th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline
The cries of broken hearts echoed around Malta in March of 2017 as the widely adored Azure Window tumbled into the sea. Fast forward a year and as diver after diver dons their wetsuit to catch a glimpse at this fallen formation, the nature of tourism at this particular location has changed drastically – but how has the rest of Malta fared?
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 than anyone else. He explains why the area is so special to him and what attractions it holds in store for superyacht visitors.
Posted: 12th April 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 its stunning anchorages and plans are underway for the island's first marina.