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Managing the Yacht Charter Season in the Med

Posted: 4th Jul 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Yacht charter brokers and managers in the Mediterranean have been experiencing a slow start to the season but, over the past two weeks, and despite considerable turbulence in the world at large, the market seems to be picking up. Read More

Daniel Ziriakus, COO Northrop & Johnson on Trends in Superyachting

Posted: 25th Jun 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Daniel Ziriakus is not someone you forget in a hurry. As well as his physical stature, you cannot fail to notice his energy and drive; this is a man on a mission. Following a rapid ascent, Daniel is now Chief Operating Officer at ... Read More

Chartering a Yacht Down Under

Posted: 20th May 2016

Written by: Janine St. Denis

From the sparkling sands of the Whitsundays to the colorful coral of the Great Barrier Reef, there are few better places in the world to charter a yacht than Australia. Internationally renowned as a land of adventure and excitemen... Read More

'Pirate' Yachts Won't Sink Balearic Charter Business

Posted: 11th Aug 2015

Written by: Sarah Drane

In May this year, APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, delivered the sad news that 1,000 illegal charter boats were operating in the Balearics with legitimate business down 5%. This month, APEAM’s President, Jose M... Read More

Interview: Jonathan Beckett, Burgess Yachts

Posted: 29th Jun 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Look around at the world’s leading yacht brokers and you would be hard pressed to find one with as colourful and interesting a story as Jonathan Beckett. Burgess’s CEO and charismatic frontman has weathered many a storm over the l... Read More

Illegal Balearic Boat Charter Threatens Industry

Posted: 23rd Jun 2015

Written by: Sarah Drane

APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, has recently reported that more than 1,000 vessels are operating illegally in the Balearics. Read More

Chartering in Italy: Inching Towards Clarity

Posted: 18th May 2015

Written by: Penny Hammond-Smith

The Italian Yachtmaster Association convened its first Legal Day in April inviting a number of experts to discuss the most confusing aspects of chartering in Italian waters. Alessandro Mazzoni, CEO of SOS Yachting, and SOS Yachtin... Read More

From Naples to Castellammare: Routes for Charter

Posted: 25th Apr 2015

Written by: By Tourist on the Sea - Third Edition

The third edition of the event "By Tourist on the Sea" is scheduled from the 4 -7 May 2015 from Naples to Castellammare di Stabia. The event is organized by the company By Tourist, with guests, charter brokers and tour operators e... Read More

Dubai and the Superyachts

Posted: 3rd Mar 2015

Written by: Richard Donkin

In the week of the Dubai Yacht Show, exhibitors can afford to be bullish about the future of water sports and yachting in the Gulf. Read More

Market Intelligence: Positive Signs

Posted: 3rd Apr 2014

Written by: Camper & Nicholsons International

Three months into the year and already the yacht market has seen rumblings of promising activity with the conclusion of several sales and successful worldwide yacht shows. Read More

Saving the U.S.S Williamsburg

Posted: 18th Mar 2014

Written by: David Seal- Camper & Nicholsons

Motor Yacht “Aras” was built in 1930 for the wood-pulp millionaire Hugh J. Chisholm. The super yacht industry is not a new phenomenon, and Chisholm was the Abramovich of his age. Read More

What Boat Would You Be?

Posted: 21st Feb 2014

Written by: Scott MacFarland

Introducing the first in our series, and another way of looking at things: What Boat Would You Be? Read More

Y.CO Founders on the Secrets of their Success

Posted: 30th Jan 2014

Written by: Karen Hockney

They say the best way to get to know an industry is from the bottom up so Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett are perfectly placed to run Y.CO, one of the most successful yachting companies in the world. We meet at their impressive of... Read More

Sex on a Yacht

Posted: 17th Oct 2013

Written by: David Seal

Why do financially successful people buy yachts? How is it that a man who has spent years developing profit will suddenly purchase an object that will do the exact opposite? Read More

M/Y Sherakhan World Trip

Posted: 22nd Jul 2013

Written by: Lisa Dijkshoorn

Ahead of their World Trip later this year, join bosun Lisa Disjkshoorn and the crew of 70m M/Y Sherakhan on their recent adventure to Antarctica. Together with voyage partner Hanse Explorer, follow the guests and crew as they cr... Read More

From the Crew's Mouth: What Makes a Good Broker

Posted: 6th Jun 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

Last month, I polled charter brokers to find out how crews could enhance relationships with brokers. Now, I flip the coin. Read More

The Broker / Crew Relationship

Posted: 17th Apr 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

For as long as yacht charters have been cruising the oceans, the broker/crew relationship has been, on a good day, making those involved swoon with delight and, on a bad day, making them want to jump overboard and swim as fast as ... Read More

Superyachts Going Green: An Oxymoron?

Posted: 12th Mar 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

Can a superyacht with its diesel-guzzling thirst and noxious emissions be considered eco-friendly? Is it indeed an oxymoron to talk about going green on superyachts? I say that if General Motors and Wal-Mart can go green, so can... Read More

Feadship launches first superyacht for mainland China

Posted: 23rd Feb 2013

Written by: Feadship

Feadship has launched the 44.65-metre Blue Sky in a ceremony that combined Chinese and Dutch maritime cultures. This is the first superyacht to be built by a Western shipyard for a client in mainland China. The owner sent his pers... Read More

The Growing Marina Industry in China

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Julian Goldie

I had the very good fortune to be invited to attend the World Marina Conference in Singapore in May 2011. This was an exceptionally well-run conference followed by some very impressive marina visits in Singapore. The conference ga... Read More

Let's Talk Trash: Reducing plastic waste on yachts

Posted: 9th Jan 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

I've spent the last couple of years talking trash...mostly plastic water bottle trash. It's not a glamorous subject. In fact, it is downright toxic when you think of the millions of plastic water bottles that superyachts and char... Read More

Peacocks & Panthers at the Monaco Show

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Erica Lay

Following the publication of an article in The Crew Report, ‘Time to Rethink’, September 2012, where an anonymous captain berates the excessive marketing spend at charter shows, Onboardonline decided to open up the discussion. Is ... Read More

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