Yachting News

Crew Party in Shipyard Results in Five Arrests

Posted: 25th Oct 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

On Saturday 24 October, the Dutch publication Rijnmond reported on a brawl between yacht crew and police who attempted to break up an illegal party on board a yacht at Oceanco's shipyard in Alblasserdam in the Netherlands, resulting in five arrests. Read More

Antigua Charter Yacht Show Cancelled

Posted: 24th Oct 2020

Written by: ACYM

Perhaps unsurprisingly, but with heavy hearts, the organisers of the annual Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting have announced the cancellation of this year's event due to the resurgence of Covid-19 and the potential risks to the health and safety of all involved. Read More

Boat Builder Awards goes Virtual for 2020

Posted: 23rd Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

IBI and METSTRADE have announced a one-off virtual edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in 2020. Held on 10 December, it will acknowledge the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Read More

IGY Hosts Inaugural Caribbean Yacht Launch

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the Caribbean gears up to welcome the 2020 charter season, IGY is thrilled to announce its inaugural IGY Caribbean Yacht Launch. The three-day event will run from Wednesday December 2nd to Friday December 4th at IGY’s award winning Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas. Read More

Final Call for Entries: DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

The DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award is open to any product new to market or any significant R&D project conducted by an equipment manufacturer worked on between 1 January-28 October 2020, that has been progressed despite the constraints of COVID-19. Read More

MB92 La Ciotat Launches 300t Origins

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 La Ciotat announces the launch of 300t Origins - a dedicated refit facility serviced by the 300t travel lift within the shipyard to maintain and refit yachts up to 300t and between 30 and 50 metres in length. Read More

TEAM Italia Celebrates 20 Years in Yachting

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Ursula Brzoska

TEAM Italia is celebrating 20 years of successful business, with over 500 completed projects for superyachts, making the company a leading provider internationally of electronic solutions for navigation, communications, security and data transmission. Read More

Marshall Islands Registry Enhances Resources

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

After a banner year for the Republic of the Marshall Islands fleet in 2019, with its best ever ranking from port State control authorities globally, the Maritime Administrator continues to enhance resources despite the challenges 2020 has brought to the shipping community. Read More

Indonesia Opens Borders to Superyachts

Posted: 20th Oct 2020

Written by: David Robinson

The Indonesian government has opened up the country to all foreign-flagged yachts with the entry point being at Marina Del Ray in Lombok. This is in response to the number of superyachts left stranded as a result of cyclones and restrictions in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show 2020 Cancelled

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: DIBS

Following close consultation with Dubai Harbour and stakeholders of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), Dubai World Trade Centre has taken the decision to cancel this year's event. DIBS has now been re-scheduled for 9-13 March 2021. Read More

Sunseeker Celebrates Success of Apprentice and Graduate Programme

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: Sunseeker

Sunseeker International celebrates the graduation of yet more apprentices and graduates, with 21 individuals successfully completing the company’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme or its brand-new graduate scheme. Read More

IMA Announces Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: James Boyd

The IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21 got underway this weekend in Valletta with the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Continuing into 2021, the challenge will again include the Mediterranean classic: Regata dei Tre Golfi.
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Edmiston and UKSA Launch the Edmiston Foundation & Inclusivity Programme

Posted: 16th Oct 2020

Written by: Edmiston

Edmiston and the UKSA announce their partnership to launch the Edmiston Foundation. It has been established to address diversity within the superyacht industry, to provide young people within underrepresented groups the opportunity to forge a career within the maritime industry. Read More

Hong Kong Yacht Show 2020 Postponed to 2021

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Verventia

It has been announced that the inaugural Hong Kong Yacht Show, scheduled to run from 19 – 22 November 2020, has been postponed. CEO of show co-organiser Verventia, Andy Treadwell confirms the cancellation in his statement, stating the show will now take place in October 2021. Read More

Major Marine Companies Join the Balearic Yacht Show

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

With just over a month to go, the Balearic Yacht Show is taking shape, with over 35 companies confirming their attendance at the first virtual boat show in the Balearic Islands. Companies ranging from marinas, refit, shipyards, services and charters will be taking part. Read More

Island Gardens Deep Harbour Joins the IGY Marina Network

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY Marinas has announced the expansion of its global superyacht marina portfolio with the addition of Island Gardens Deep Harbour, located in Miami, Florida. This addition further positions IGY as the world’s only international superyacht marina network, with a total of 19 marinas. Read More

Yachtsmen International Expands Business on the Gold Coast

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Charmaine Webb

Yachtsmen International has expanded from two experienced boat brokers to a multi-disciplinary team of 12. The unique, full-service superyacht agency caters to owners, captains and crew and those wanting to charter in Australia and internationally. Read More

Heesen's YachtTalk - Episode Two

Posted: 14th Oct 2020

Written by: Sara Gioanola

From naval architecture, to conceiving one-off collectors’ items, Holland is known for its conceptual thinking, detailed approach and experimental, artistic expression. But what is the secret to its success? The second episode of Heesen’s YachtTalk takes a look behind the scenes. Read More

Y.CO Extends Charter with Confidence Scheme into 2021

Posted: 13th Oct 2020

Written by: Y.CO

Y.CO announces they are extending their Charter with Confidence scheme to include summer 2021 charters. This flexible booking policy allows clients to pay a reduced deposit and also to have the freedom to cancel and receive their deposit back in full. Read More

Winners at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: James Boyd

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the event that traditionally concludes the inshore maxi sailing season in the Med was successfully completed last week, despite the wind turning light and complicated for the last two days. Read More

Venice Hospitality Challenge 2020

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: Sandro Bagno

This year's Venice Hospitality Challenge, the seventh edition of the Grand Prix, will be held on Saturday 17 October. Fifteen maxi yachts will be taking part, competing for a prestigious victory and the famous doge's hat, made this year by the historic Murano glass factory, Signoretto. Read More

Ocean Safety Invites METS 2020 Visitors to Webinar Event

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: Amy Grealish

Ocean Safety invites current and potential customers and distributors from around the world to their live seminar, ‘New Products 2021 and Brexit planning’ on 17 November. This virtual get-together connects them with potential visitors in light of this years cancellation of METSTRADE in Amsterdam. Read More

Numarine Launches 32XP Expedition Yacht

Posted: 8th Oct 2020

Written by: Alexander Razinkov

Numarine has launched the new 32XP expedition yacht. This is the fourth hull of the Series and the very first one with the exclusive Hot Lab interior design package. More tests are coming for the 32-meter yacht as the shipyard plans to deliver her to the US owner later this month. Read More

Sanlorenzo and Steve Leung Expand Exclusive Partnership in Asia

Posted: 8th Oct 2020

Written by: Ewa Stachurska

Sanlorenzo Asia has announced an expanding partnership between Sanlorenzo and acclaimed architect Steve Leung. Having previously collaborated on a project back in 2016, the teams are working together again with a special focus on Sanlorenzo’s crossover model – the award-winning SX88. Read More

Charter Specialist Claudia Acevedo Joins Northrop & Johnson

Posted: 6th Oct 2020

Written by: Janine St. Denis

Northrop & Johnson welcomes Charter Specialist Claudia Acevedo to its international team. Claudia will be based in the Fort Lauderdale office. She comes to N&J with more than a decade of experience in the yachting industry. Read More

Reigning Champion TP52 Azzurra Leaves the 52 Super Series

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

After 10 successful seasons, the Roemmers family has decided to leave the TP52 Azzurra sporting programme. They leave behind an important legacy, with Azzurra currently being the reigning champion of the 52 Super Series.  Read More

Maldives Attracting Yachts During Covid-19

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

After opening up to foreign-flagged vessels, the Maldives is also one of the few superyacht cruising destinations lifting Covid-19 restrictions, attracting a growing number of superyachts to the region. Read More

New Video Walk-through for Superyacht Mazu 82

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Step onboard the new 40-knots Mazu 82 superyacht with their new video walk-through. The bespoke interior design was by Turkish designer Tanju Özelgin, who together with Mazu, aimed to create an onboard ambience more in tune with land-based architecture.
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Yacht Haven Grande Wins Superyacht Marina of the Year for a Third Time!

Posted: 3rd Oct 2020

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas has been awarded the Towergate 2020 International Superyacht Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbour Association - the only marina in the world to have received this prestigious award three times in 2016, 2019 and 2020. Read More

YPI Launches Dedicated Client Experience Department

Posted: 2nd Oct 2020

Written by: Francesca Eaton

Yachting Partners International has launched its exclusive Client Experience department dedicated to assisting yacht captains, crew, owners and charter guests. The department is a core pillar in YPI’s strategic future, alongside yacht sales, charter and management. Read More


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