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Resetting the Model for Boat Shows in the Caribbean

Posted: 18th May 2021

Written by: Bert Fowles

For many years, the superyacht industry has debated a reset of boat shows to better fulfill the needs of a variety of regional and international stakeholders. IGY Marinas and IYBA have listened and joined forces to deliver.   Read More

IGY’s Caribbean Yacht Launch a Welcome Boost for the Season

Posted: 23rd Oct 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the Caribbean season approaches, the yachting industry finds itself in a different position this year. With that in mind, IGY gears up to host an event tailored to our times, bringing brokers and industry professionals to increase awareness of what's available this winter season. Read More

A Charter Season Like no Other

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

In a yachting season best described as ‘expect the unexpected’, even seasoned industry professionals are still finding plenty to be surprised about. This summer, the north-eastern region of the USA was, as Forbes puts it, the new hub of the superyacht world. Read More

The Second-Guessing Game

Posted: 2nd Sep 2020

Written by: David Seal

As a yacht broker and a YouTuber, I have learned that it's impossible to know what other people are thinking, even when they tell you! The most successful brokers will tell you from experience that you can never second-guess your client. Read More

The Current Landscape for Cruising in South East Asia

Posted: 4th 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

Insider Tips for Chartering in the Off Season

Posted: 16th Dec 2019

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Obtaining your ideal yacht with availability for your preferred dates is key to your charter experience, however peak cruising season is when popular yachts are booked far in advance as the demand for yachts is high.   Read More

How Transparent is the Yacht Market?

Posted: 25th Jun 2019

Written by: Jonathan Browne

I am a sales broker and I have been for many years so it's no surprise that I advocate appointing a broker to help you with buying a new or pre-owned boat/yacht. The reason is simple, it's what we do. We listen; we try to understa... Read More

Will the Beach Decree Affect French Riviera Yacht Charters?

Posted: 1st Jun 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Private beach clubs in France have been under threat for some time and, in 2016, an official beach decree limiting the number of beach clubs finally came into effect. However, it's not all bad news, and if you're heading to the s... Read More

Yacht Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts of a Luxury Yacht Charter

Posted: 2nd May 2019

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Five tips to mastering basic yacht etiquette: everything from what to wear on a yacht to how to treat your dedicated yacht crew with respect. Read More

Cannes Lions Yacht Charter Guide

Posted: 12th Apr 2019

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019 will be held from 17 to 21 June where Cannes transforms into the global headquarters of the entire marketing communications ecosystem. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a... Read More

Turkish Yacht Charter Regulations

Posted: 26th Mar 2019

Written by: TYBA

Clarification from the Turkish Yachting and Brokers Association about the current rules and regulations for yachts based in and/or chartering in and out of Turkey. Read More

Economic Impact of Superyacht Charter in the Balearics, 2018

Posted: 19th Mar 2019

Written by: Anne Sterringa - AEGY

The Spanish charter market has seen impressive growth since law changes to stimulate the sector in 2013. The number of registered yachts has multiplied by 5 and income (VAT and local expenditure) has multiplied by 10. After a dip ... Read More

Yacht Charter Guide for MIPIM Cannes 2019

Posted: 1st Mar 2019

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

MIPIM 2019, one of the world's largest events for property professionals runs from 12-15 March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, attracting 26,000 participants and 3,350 exhibitors for four days of networking and conferences.... Read More

The Mechanics of Chartering in Greece

Posted: 18th Dec 2018

Written by: Steven Marquis

Earlier in the year, Sarnia Yachts reported that the 2018 charter season had been difficult for Greece, due to the laws introduced in late 2017. This effectively limited the charter market to guests who were happy to start and fin... Read More

Modern Classic S/Y Aquarius

Posted: 30th Nov 2018

Written by: The Islander

Royal Huisman delivered the elegant 56m ketch, Aquarius, in January 2018. Designed for adventurous owners, the sailing yacht had to be up to the St Barths Bucket regatta as well as comfortable world cruising for a family. Read More

The Route North: Superyacht Hotspots in Norway

Posted: 30th Jul 2018

Written by: Karen Martensen

The reliably sultry weather and glorious blue seas are just two reasons for the enduring popularity of Mediterranean destinations. However, why stick to the same places when the world offers a smorgasbord of delightful destination... Read More

New Horizons: Expedition Yachts Breaking The Mould

Posted: 7th May 2018

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Explorer yachts have long been tipped as the 'next big thing', with a new breed of owner seeking ocean adventures and a seamless connection with nature. The market has certainly accelerated in recent years and expedition yachts ar... Read More

The Ida Pfeiffer Project - 70m Ice Class Explorer

Posted: 25th Apr 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Globe Regal Yachting, in collaboration with Gill Schmid Designs and Dörries Yachts, have been developing a state-of-the-art 70m explorer yacht named the IDA PFEIFFER in homage to the indomitable spirit of the pioneering nineteenth... Read More

Power & Performance: Dynamiq's GTT 165 Yacht Concept

Posted: 15th Mar 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

The GTT 165 is the latest and largest model in Dynamiq’s range of next-generation superyachts pushing the boundaries of yacht design and shaking up the market. This 50m all-aluminium vessel with exterior styling by Dobroserdov Des... Read More

The Case for Chartering a Yacht at Cannes Lions

Posted: 28th Feb 2018

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Bespoke Yacht Charter has impacted the yacht charter market in Cannes, changing the way brands interact with clients at events. We caught up with Rachel Coles, Charter Broker from Bespoke Yacht Charter, to delve deep into how they... Read More

Livingstone, The Pocket Explorer Yacht

Posted: 2nd Feb 2018

Written by: Elizabeth Dann

The first Explorer Yacht in Hartman Yachts' Livingstone series is up for sale having been steered around Scandinavia by her adventurous captain-owner, Joseph Hartman. Designing the clean, classic exterior himself, Hartman married ... Read More

Change in Greek Law Affecting Charter Vessels

Posted: 18th Jan 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Greek government recently passed a new law which prohibits yachts not in possession of a Greek commercial licence from commencing and ending charters in Greek waters. The change is expected to affect the demand and supply of c... Read More

Q&A: Pat Codere, Charter Manager at Fraser

Posted: 17th Jan 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

The role of a charter manager goes far beyond booking beautiful holidays. Pat Codere at Fraser also highlights the vital role of a yacht's crew and the importance of first hand knowledge to deliver the experience clients are looki... Read More

Uncle Sam's Boat Dream

Posted: 23rd Aug 2017

Written by: Sam Watson

Over the past 15 years a number of web based companies have launched with the aim of making charter more accessible to a wider market, offering anything from day boats to superyachts, previously the domain of the established broke... Read More

What to Pack (and Wear) on a Superyacht Charter

Posted: 5th Aug 2017

Written by: Bespoke Yacht Charter

Whether you’re cruising the French Riviera, floating through the sunlit seas of Sardinia, or docking in the Caribbean paradise of St Barths, a superyacht charter is the ultimate in glamour and barefoot luxury. And you’ll want to l... Read More

Seven Steps to Chartering Your Yacht

Posted: 1st Jul 2017

Written by: Bruce Maltwood

From an owner’s perspective, chartering their yacht can offset some of the running costs, so it’s an attractive prospect, but from a captain’s perspective, changing to commercial status may create more paperwork and more rules to ... Read More

10 Things to do on Yacht Charter in St Tropez

Posted: 16th Jun 2017

Written by: 212 Yachts

The heart of St Tropez is Vieux Port where the local fishing boats moor beside the freshly polished superyachts ready for the season. Artists set up their easels quayside alongside tourists who plant themselves at harbourside café... Read More

Yacht Charter Highlights of the Grenadines

Posted: 30th May 2017

Written by: 212 Yachts

St Vincent and the Grenadines are a spectacular chain of islands stretching from St Vincent in the north to the 'Spice Isle' of Grenada in the south. These beautiful islands have pristine white sand beaches, soaring palm trees, cl... Read More

Glossy Bay Marina Set to boost Caribbean Yacht Charters

Posted: 25th Apr 2017

Written by: 212 Yachts

The opening of Glossy Bay Marina in St Vincent & the Grenadines is set to create a new yachting hub for the Caribbean. Phase one officially opened on 10 April 2017 on the island of Canouan signalling the first superyacht marina in... Read More

7 Things to do During a Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charter

Posted: 12th Apr 2017

Written by: 212 Yachts

Cannes is one of the most popular French Riviera yacht charter destinations and global media will have their eyes on the town during next month's Cannes Film Festival which takes place from 17 - 28 May. Whether you have booked a c... Read More


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