Yacht Charters & Destinations

A Tale of Two Islands

Posted: 4th Feb 2014

Written by: Sandwich

Two Caribbean islands 24 miles apart. Both are about the same size. Both are steeped in history. Yet one island is a busy haven for the super rich; the other is a ghost town. Why? 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 headquartered in Monaco. Read More

Puglia: The Italian Deep South

Posted: 15th Jan 2014

Written by: Karen Hockney

There are few destinations that can impress a foodie in the same way as lusty, hearty Puglia. The Italian Deep South might be known for la cucina povera but there is an awful lot of soul and passion in this peasant style of cookin... 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

The Best of the East Mediterranean Culture

Posted: 16th Aug 2013

Written by: Camper & Nicholsons

Alive with an eclectic mix of colour, culture and charm, the clear, warm waters of the Eastern Mediterranean wash over a mosaic of islands and nations, the perfect cruising grounds for the end of summer. 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 with voyage partner Hanse Explorer. Read More

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

Posted: 6th Jun 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

Last month, I polled my fellow charter yacht brokers to get their take on what crews could do to enhance their relationships with brokers. This month, I flipped the coin and asked crews what brokers could do to create a positive t... Read More

Classic Yachting Hotspots

Posted: 21st May 2013

Written by: Tristan Rutherford

The vision of a pure white sail atop a yacht will stir the heart of any sailor. But what about the sight of several square kilometres of sail, urging a multi-million dollar vessel forward at speeds of up to 20 knots? Well, that’s ... Read More

Shelter from the Perfect Storm

Posted: 17th May 2013

Written by: Bob Hathaway

It is early evening on Tuesday 10 October 1780. The two-masted trading schooner “Ocean Star” is anchored under Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia, enjoying a balmy tropical autumn evening. The skies are clear. The winds are calm. And scho... 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. 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. 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 chart... 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. Read More

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