Yacht Charters & Destinations

Snorkeling with Sharks in Raja Ampat

Posted: 24th Jan 2019

Written by: Captain Jimmy Blee

The finale of a month-long cruise in Indonesia's untouched Raja Ampat archipelago was a snorkeling trip with gentle giants of the deep. Captain Jimmy Blee recounts how the Asia Pacific Superyachts' expert dive guide led the guests... 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 laws introduced in 2017 requiring certain charters to begin and end outside of Greek waters. Since then, a system for o... Read More

Singapore for Superyachts

Posted: 4th Dec 2018

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s a city that is constantly evolving and reimagining itself thanks to people who are passionate about creating new experiences and providing excellent services fo... 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

Looking Ahead to the Caribbean Charter Season 2018

Posted: 2nd Oct 2018

Written by: Tom Mukamal, IGY Marinas CEO

Think back to the first time you visited the Caribbean. What captivated you the most: the crystal-clear waters, the lush greenery, or the miles of sandy beaches? All of these allures have made yachting and nautical tourism an econ... 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, but why stick to the same places when the world offers a smorgasbord of delightful destinations? Read More

Cruising Norway: Sublime Beauty and Stellar Hospitality

Posted: 27th Jul 2018

Written by: Victoria Pearce, The Islander

Victoria falls in love with Norway: a spectacular superyacht destination for those craving both adventure and first-class creature comforts. Culminating in a cruise up the magnificent Sognefjord, the trip delivers unforgettable ex... Read More

Malta's Newest Dive Site After the Collapse of the Azure Window

Posted: 11th Jul 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

The cries of broken hearts echoed around Malta in March of 2017 as the widely adored Azure Window tumbled into the sea. Fast forward a year and as diver after diver dons their wetsuit to catch a glimpse at this fallen formation, t... Read More

Indonesia’s Raja Ampat: A Place to Inspire Passion

Posted: 15th May 2018

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Indonesia and its vast expanse of islands is a must-see superyacht destination that offers a spectacular and memorable cruise. Captain Jimmy Blee fell head over heels for Raja Ampat seventeen years ago and knows the waters better ... 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, far beyond the familiar cruising grounds of the Med and the Caribbean. 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, paying homage to the pioneering 19th century explorer who forge... Read More

Samui’s growing appeal… or, why wait for a marina?

Posted: 12th Apr 2018

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand after Phuket and Koh Chang, boasts pearl-white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests, waterfalls and high-end luxury resorts and spas. Now the destination is luring superyachts to... 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 is fresh and sporty boasting clever inno... Read More

The Case for Chartering a Yacht at Cannes Lions

Posted: 28th Feb 2018

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Bespoke Yacht Charter has cornered the market for corporate yacht charters in Cannes, changing the way brands interact with clients at events. We caught up with charter broker Rachel Coles to discuss how the company secured its ni... Read More

Livingstone, The Pocket Explorer Yacht

Posted: 2nd Feb 2018

Written by: Elizabeth Dann

The first Explorer Yacht in Hartman Yachts' Livingstone series not only had to live up to the pioneering spirit of her namesake, but also to exceed the expectations of her highly discerning captain-owner, Joseph Hartman. 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

Q&A: Pascal Bredin of Seal Superyachts Tahiti

Posted: 2nd Jan 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Pascal Bredin is General Manager of Seal Superyachts Tahiti and a passionately biased promoter of the archipelago as a superyacht destination. The Tahitian native has lived and worked here his whole life, graduating from the shipy... Read More

Benefits of Berthing at Karpaz Gate Marina in Cyprus

Posted: 21st Nov 2017

Written by: Karpaz Gate Marina

Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has announced its 2018 berthing campaign as it strengthens its status as one of the East Mediterranean’s leading full-service facilities. Having just celebrated its most successful season since o... Read More

First Bonded Warehouse in the Balearics

Posted: 2nd Nov 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

As yachts continue to flock to the Balearics attracted by beautiful cruising grounds, the abundance of yacht services, excellent marinas and a great service ethic, the islands now have another string to their bow - the first bond... 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. Here are some tips t... Read More

The Pulling Power of Port la Napoule

Posted: 14th Jul 2017

Written by: Sam Watson

Until now Port la Napoule on the French Riviera has been something of a well kept secret but, with the longest lease term along the coast, the only catamaran quay for miles and a prime location, there’s plenty to shout about. 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, but from a captain’s perspective, changing to commercial status may create more paperwork and more rules to follow. Here are seven factors t... Read More

Superyacht Norway - An Adventure into the Heart of Nature

Posted: 24th Jun 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

Norway is famous for its spellbinding panoramas and natural beauty, named by National Geographic Traveler as the world's most unspoiled destination while the Western Fjords feature prominently in UNESCO's World Heritage List. Even... 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 with pristine beaches and stunning bays and anchorages along an unspoiled coastli... Read More

Changing Rules to Attract Superyachts to Thailand

Posted: 22nd May 2017

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Following extensive lobbying by the superyacht industry the Thai Temporary Charter License has received the Royal Decree. The new Charter License laws permit visiting foreign flagged superyachts ( 30m +) to apply for a one year li... Read More

Scott Walker on Superyacht Services in South East Asia

Posted: 11th May 2017

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

As interest in the region continues to grow, Scott Walker, a co-founder of Asia Pacific Superyachts and Managing Director of APS Singapore, gives an insight into his role and the support services available to yachts visiting South... Read More

Going Local with BWA Italy

Posted: 3rd May 2017

Written by: Sam Watson

When your clients are anywhere and everywhere you need a global presence to take care of business. For successful yacht agents this means having a local network on the ground with the expert knowledge and passion to give clients t... Read More


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