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.
Posted: 2nd January 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 shipyards to become a captain and then a yacht agent. Over lunch on the idyllic Coco Beach we chatted with Pascal about his career and his love of the 118 islands he calls home.
Posted: 21st November 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 opening six years ago, the award-winning marina is tempting visitors with unique packages, incentives, and attractive servicing and berthing rates for 2018.
Posted: 14th July 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.
Posted: 26th June 2017 | Written by: Christelle Holler
There is a hidden gem in the remote South Pacific called Fakarava, one of the numerous tiny dots on the map of French Polynesia in the Tuamotu archipelago, northeast of Tahiti. There's a special atmosphere here and a unique and varied ecosystem where sharks share their territory with small tropical fish and every snorkel or dive encounter is different.
Posted: 24th June 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 so, chartering a yacht in Norway is not for everyone, but a growing appetite for novelty is attracting the more intrepid traveller to venture north to see what Norway has to offer.
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 license allowing them to cruise and operate commercially in Thai waters.
Posted: 16th April 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 the Caribbean but with better food! Last year my family spent the summer holidays in Elba and it made a lasting impression for all the right reasons.