Charter & Cruising

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. Besides his physical stature, you cannot fail to notice his energy and drive; this is a man on a mission. Now COO at Northrop & Johnson in Fort Lauderdale, we were keen to hear... 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

World's Largest Luxury Catamaran Enjoying Great Barrier Reef

Posted: 6th Nov 2015

Written by: Isla MacKechnie

The world’s largest catamaran fits perfectly at a Queensland marina, which has been dredged and upgraded to provide superyacht facilities in the heart of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. The 44m catamaran, with 16.6m beam h... Read More

Explore the Fjords in 2016 - An Itinerary

Posted: 30th Sep 2015

Written by: Onboard Online

With thousands of miles of stunning coastline to discover, we have done the hard work for you and put together a 9 day itinerary to give you a taste of this beautiful, untouched land. Read More

Puerto Rico - Why it's a Great Idea

Posted: 28th Sep 2015

Written by: DDEC Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of the Caribbean’s fastest growing yachting and tourism destinations, home to four yacht marinas, each offering a unique experience. Tourism in Puerto Rico is booming, and this year the island was voted 'Best Ca... Read More

9 Reasons why Greece is a Great Sailing Destination but Italy is Better

Posted: 2nd Sep 2015

Written by: Kim Brown/ Sailing Britican

Before we sold up and started sailing around the world (err, only the Mediterranean thus far) I was totally hooked on Greece. From my past experiences, Greece had it all – the islands, fabulous food, great anchorages, amazing view... Read More

Central America and Colombia

Posted: 13th Aug 2015

Written by: Daniel Shea

Central America has yet to develop as a serious yachting destination and it’s hard to understand why. It offers an incredible array of tropical seascapes and a unique variety of activities, cultural flair and some of the best spor... 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%. Read More

Superyacht Experts Discuss Hidden Treasures of the South Pacific

Posted: 7th Aug 2015

Written by: Isla MacKechnie

To promote the South Pacific as a cruising destintion, a cross-national alliance of Australia, Fiji, Tahiti and New Zealand have launched a website to showcase all that the region has to offer, making it easier for visiting supery... Read More

Events in Slovenia

Posted: 31st Jul 2015

Written by: Robi Novak

Slovenia has events of all kinds, to suit everyone’s taste. Every day there is a chance to see the work of the best artists from Slovenia and from further afield, while there are concerts and festivals at which to enjoy great musi... Read More

Discover Norway: Bergen and Beyond

Posted: 13th Jul 2015

Written by: Milly Thomas

Beyond the beaten track of the Med and the Caribbean, yacht owners and charter guests are increasingly looking further afield to experience something new. The allure of new horizons and adventures in nature puts Norway firmly on t... 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, charismatic frontman and CEO of Burgess. 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

Marina Tips for the Turkish Riviera

Posted: 15th Jun 2015

Written by: Berkan Ceylan

It is not surprising that Turkey, with more than 8,300 km of coastline welcomes hundreds of superyachts every year to explore and enjoy some of the area’s most breathtaking natural beauty and serenity. Read More

Downtime in the West Med!

Posted: 11th Jun 2015

Written by: Jessica Evans

Summer is here and for most of us that means long charters and busy boss trips, but hopefully in between trips, you will have a day off. We would like to offer a few tips for making the most out of it! Read More

Active Holidays in Slovenia

Posted: 8th Jun 2015

Written by: Robi Novak

In Slovenia the favourite water sports are those that get the adrenalin flowing. The Soča is the best choice for white-water rafting and hydro speeding. Read More

Cruising Turkey: Fethiye to Bodrum

Posted: 22nd May 2015

Written by: Onboardonline

The Turkish Riviera is still one of the most amazing yachting destinations in the Mediterranean. Whether you want to relax in a quiet bay and explore the many ancient ruins that litter the coastline, or pull into port and party th... 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. Read More

The Balearics: The Med’s Year-Round Yachting Hub

Posted: 7th May 2015

Written by: Daneil Shea

Now that the Spanish government has loosened its application of the matriculation tax, most yachts are free to charter in the region, and there's a new-found enthusiasm blowing through the Balearics like a strong northerly wind. Read More

Puerto Rico - The New Superyacht Hub

Posted: 7th May 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Think of Puerto Rico and what springs to mind? A sunny paradise of shimmering whitewashed Caribbean beaches backed by verdant countryside, delicious rum punches, the odd little fishing boat bobbing on the horizon perhaps? What you... Read More

From Naples to Castellammare: Routes for Charter

Posted: 25th Apr 2015

Written by: Louisa del Sorbo

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 to promote marinas and the beautiful locations and flavors of the Campania coast. Read More

Biarritz: Surf, Sunshine and Great Food

Posted: 6th Apr 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

It’s not often that I’m lost for words but Biarritz has that effect on me. So, where to start in terms of all the very good reasons why you should go there? In truth, I’m not sure I really want to tell you. I like to think of it a... Read More

A Different Kind of Getaway

Posted: 12th Mar 2015

Written by: Media Pro International

A luxuriously laid-back way to explore New England’s picturesque coastlines and charming towns is by way of the 116-foot charter yacht Whisper. Read More

Australia Yachting

Posted: 5th Mar 2015

Written by: Guy Waddilove

There cannot be many countries with coastlines as diverse and unique as Australia’s. The nation spans 34 degrees of latitude in one direction and straddles three time zones in the other and with 36,000 kilometres of coastline, it ... Read More

Yacht Itineraries: Venice to Split

Posted: 4th Mar 2015

Written by: OnboardOnline

Along the Adriatic coast, from Venice to Split, you will be spoilt for choice on where to bring your yacht charter guests. Here is a complete guide suggesting the best local restaurants, popular hangouts and some historical facts ... Read More

Dubai and the Superyachts

Posted: 3rd Mar 2015

Written by: Richard Donkin

The first time I went to Dubai, back in the late eighties there were a few tower blocks and a busy creek. The highway from Abu Dhabi was single lane with accidents and car wrecks every mile or so. People didn’t go there for holida... Read More

The Gili Islands: Discover the 'Maldives of Indonesia'

Posted: 26th Jan 2015

Written by: Indonesian Yacht Charter

An archipelago of 13 islands off the coast of Lombok, the Gili islands are within a two hour fast boat ride from Bali and will astound you with its pristine beauty. Largely uninhabited, these islands can offer you a cruising groun... Read More

Best Caribbean Sailing Holidays

Posted: 5th Jan 2015

Written by: Bradley Taylor

If you are an avid sailor looking for a new adventure then look no further than the Caribbean islands. This awe-inspiring region boasts ideal wind conditions for sailors of all skill levels, as well as a variety of additional acti... Read More

"Best Trips of 2015": National Geographic Recommends Burma Boating

Posted: 30th Dec 2014

Written by: Burma Boating

Just in time for the New Year, National Geographic Traveler presents 2015's must-see places. And we’re thrilled that Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago and Burma Boating have made it onto their list of “20 Best Trips of 2015". Read More

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