Posted: 25th September 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson
With the largest superyachts now measuring in excess of 180m, support vessels are following suit both in size and sophistication. More space means less compromise and there is no longer any need to settle for the middle ground. Having a dedicated support vessel able to carry toys as well as tenders for a range of purposes, instead of one tender for all, is proving very attractive.
Posted: 26th July 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Reports have been circulating about a number of yachts in French waters having been stopped by the Gendarmerie Maritime for not having lights fitted to the buoyancy aids worn by guests operating personal watercraft (PWCs). Superyacht PWC provides information on a lifejacket light meeting French regulations and a country by country guide on jet ski regulations.
Posted: 11th June 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
The inaugural European Flyboard® Championships take place this weekend along the main beach at Cavalaire sur mer, right next to St Tropez in the south of France. Contestants must perform a series of compulsory moves with at least one back flip, and the rest is open to interpretation and nerve!
Posted: 19th January 2016 | Written by: Andrew Trujillo
Andrew Trujillo Design studio's latest project for Ross-Smith Marine is the 56’ fast motor yacht “FURY”, using an Adam Younger designed hull.
Posted: 13th October 2015 | Written by: Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
Every year a variety of new toys arrive on the market and find their way onto superyachts for guests to enjoy during their time on board. These may include personal watercraft, kayaks, sailing dinghies, windsurfers, paddle boards or hover boards, Seabobs and small submarines. The RYA / PYA have now released guidelines for superyacht captains and crew to assist in developing safety management procedures for watersports activities on board your vessel.
Posted: 24th July 2015 | Written by: Radinn
The world's first electric wakeboard, Wakejet Cruise, can travel up to 46 kmh (28 mph) for 20-40 minutes. The internal system consists of a custom-built electric motor, a total of three computers, GPS, communicating systems and the cutting-edge of lithium-ion battery technology.
Posted: 2nd July 2015 | Written by: Vripack
Placing the owner’s need for performance and comfort as the priority, Xtenders and Vripack have pushed the limits of boat-building with the delivery of the world’s first autoclave pre-preg carbon built Limousine Tender. The carbon LimoTender 8.0 now proudly tenders to M/Y Global (ex-Kismet).
Posted: 5th May 2015 | Written by: Quintessence
During an exclusive pre-launch event held at the Aston Martin headquarters in the UK, Quintessence Yachts has released details of the first designs now under construction as part of a unique partnership with the famous car brand.
Posted: 19th February 2015 | Written by: Simon Billington
Wandering around a busy marina, or Googling the latest trends in yachting, you can’t fail to notice the seismic shift currently taking place in the motor yacht market.
Posted: 18th August 2014 | Written by: Camper & Nicholsons
Following a recent fatal jetski accident in Porquerolles near St Tropez, French authorities are cracking down on tender and jetski operation in the South of France.