Yachting News

Highfield Boats Reveals Images of New 2021 Sport Range

Posted: 3rd Aug 2020

Written by: Marina Johnson

Leading aluminium RIB manufacturer Highfield Boats has revealed the first images of the company’s much anticipated 2021 Sport range. Advanced hull design provides superb handling, while an all new Italian-influenced interior design is visible across the range. Read More

Tommaso Spadolini on his New 42m Cantiere Delle Marche MY Crowbridge

Posted: 31st Jul 2020

Written by: Tommaso Spadolini

Following the launch of 42-metre MY Crowbridge by Cantiere delle Marche, designer Tommaso Spadolini reveals firsthand some insights into her exterior profile and interior layout. She has a top speed of 15 knots and an economic cruising speed of 10 knots. Read More

Argo Yachting Awarded Saxdor Franchise for Spain and Northern Germany

Posted: 30th Jul 2020

Written by: Rob Seabourne

Argo Yachting, the world’s largest distributor of Princess Yachts, has been awarded exclusive distribution rights to market the Finnish designed Saxdor Yachts in the Baltic coast of Germany and the Spanish territories of the Balearics, Malaga, Puerto Banus and Sotogrande. Read More

Van der Valk Introduces New 30-metre Explorer Concept

Posted: 30th Jul 2020

Written by: Van der Valk

Combining an adventurous, rugged ambience with graceful lines and shapes, this stylish Explorer also features a wealth of interior space. With her fast displacement hull, this is a boat designed to travel at speed. Read More

2020 Rolex Swan Cup Gearing Up for September Regatta

Posted: 28th Jul 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Nautor’s Swan is delighted to announce that the 2020 edition of the beloved Rolex Swan Cup will be taking place between 7 -13 September, organised by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in the stunning yachting hub of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Read More

Why Cruise Croatia During COVID-19?

Posted: 28th Jul 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

A place of many different landscapes and experiences, now is the perfect moment to cruise the isolated and unspoiled Adriatic islands and enjoy the Croatian clear waters. Entering Croatia in these uncertain times has proven to be much easier than expected. Read More

IBI and METSTRADE to Stage Special Edition of the Boat Builder Awards 2020

Posted: 26th Jul 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

IBI and METSTRADE have announced a special one-off edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in 2020 to acknowledge the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Benetti Delivers the First 44m Diamond 145

Posted: 25th Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Benetti is proud to announce the delivery of the first Diamond 145 unit, the new Class category flagship, a 44m superyacht marrying tradition and innovation, with exterior lines by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interior design by Benetti’s Interior Style Department. Read More

France: Sanitary Measures for Ports & Vessels

Posted: 24th Jul 2020

Written by: ECPY

Further to publication of Decree No. 2020-0160 ‘Covid-19 Sanitary Measures for Ports and Yachts’ by the Prefecture of the Alpes Maritimes on 27 February, ECPY would like to clarify a number of queries raised by the yachting community.  Read More

La Ciotat Shipyards Cut Prices to Boost 2020-21 Refit Season

Posted: 23rd Jul 2020

Written by: Alice Boisseau

Due to the economic impact of Covid-19, La Ciotat Shipyards will receive financial support from the local government allowing them to offer significant and targeted price cuts to refit companies operating in La Ciotat as of the autumn. Read More

Discover Ischia Island Away from the Masses

Posted: 23rd Jul 2020

Written by: Caterina Oliviero

For owners or charter guests who want to experience the Gulf of Naples this summer, far away from the masses, Ischia Island is the ideal yachting destination for an isolated cruise. This unexplored superyacht haven is one of the most beautiful, despite being relatively unknown. Read More

Portable Covid-19 Testing Device for Yachts Available from Bluewater

Posted: 23rd Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Although yachts will have implemented procedures to minimise the risks of contracting and spreading Covid-19, the only way to reassure owners, guests and crew of a safe environment on board is through testing and monitoring. Read More

MDL Marinas Releases Details of New September Boat Show

Posted: 23rd Jul 2020

Written by: MDL Marinas

MDL Marinas has confirmed that their new in-water boat show, The Ocean Village Boat Show, will take place in their flagship marina in Southampton from 11 -20 September 2020. Early interest is reported to be high. Read More

Update on Italian VAT for Yacht Charters & Leasing

Posted: 22nd Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Domenico Rinaldi of law firm SP Legal provides an update on further legislative changes to Italian VAT on yacht charters and leasing under the new 'proof regime' described in the Italian VAT Code (Italian Presidential Decree no. 633/72). Read More

Preview of Exhibitors at First Hong Kong Yacht Show

Posted: 22nd Jul 2020

Written by: Syazwani Russell

With under four months until the inaugural edition of Hong Kong Yacht Show, momentum is building as we welcome founding supporters to the new international boat show taking place from 19-22 November.  Read More

Update on Travel to Greece - July 2020

Posted: 21st Jul 2020

Written by: Katerina Fotopoulou

As Greece re-opens for international visitors, the list of countries whose citizens are allowed entry will be updated every two weeks, and more frequently if necessary. Here's the list of countries and the protocol on arrival. Read More

Wally's new 43wallytender to be Unveiled at Cannes Yachting Festival 2020

Posted: 20th Jul 2020

Written by: Monica Paolazzi

Ferretti Group has announced the latest addition to its growing offering of fast, fun and stylish luxury tenders from Wally, the 43wallytender, which will be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2020, 8-13 September.   Read More

New 50-Yacht Marina Planned in the Andaman Islands

Posted: 10th Jul 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

A new 50-yacht marina is in the process of being constructed at Port Blair Harbour, ideal for international yachts and superyachts planning a cruise around the Andaman Islands. Read More

Fraser Signs National Pact for Energy Transition with Monaco Government

Posted: 10th Jul 2020

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Fraser has signed the official National Pact for Energy Transition (Pacte National pour la Transition Énergétique) with the Monaco Government, the first yachting company to do so. This signing is the result of a number of green initiatives instigated by Fraser. Read More

Bilgin Yachts' 80m MY Tatiana Excels in Sea Trials

Posted: 10th Jul 2020

Written by: Yildirim Bilgen

The 80m motor yacht Tatiana, the first hull of the Bilgin 263 series, and the largest yacht ever built by a Turkish shipyard, has exceeded expectations during sea trials in Istanbul and is now getting ready for photoshoots later this month. Read More

2020 Southampton International Boat Show Postponed Until 2021

Posted: 6th Jul 2020

Written by: IBI News

British Marine has announced that it will be postponing the 52nd edition of the Southampton International Boat Show until September 2021 due to the COVID-19 guidelines regarding large-scale gatherings. However an alternative, smaller event may be possible.
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Onboard COVID Testing Available at IGY Sète Marina

Posted: 6th Jul 2020

Written by: Bert Fowles

IGY Sète Marina has introduced rapid COVID-19 testing for vessel guests, crew and vendors, as well as for private jet and helicopter passengers on request. Appointments are required for testing and should be scheduled 48 - 72 hours prior to departure to allow time for results. Read More

Cannes Yachting Festival to go Ahead as Planned

Posted: 2nd Jul 2020

Written by: IBI News

The organisers of the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival have released a statement to say that this year’s event will go ahead as planned from September 8-13 at the Vieux Port and Port Canto in Cannes. Read More

Alva Yachts Introduces Ocean Eco 90 All-electric Catamaran

Posted: 2nd Jul 2020

Written by: Gloria Belloni

The 27m solar catamaran Ocean Eco 90 will be ready by the last quarter of 2021 and will have virtually unlimited range. Engineers and technicians are completing the molds for hull and superstructure and the catamaran will be available with hybrid or full electric propulsion. Read More

MarineMax Acquires Northrop & Johnson

Posted: 1st Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Northrop & Johnson announces its acquisition by MarineMax, Inc., the largest recreational boat and yacht retailer in the US. This follows its 2019 acquisition of Fraser Yachts, making MarineMax the dominant leader in the superyacht services business. Read More

Norway to Welcome Visitors From July 15

Posted: 1st Jul 2020

Written by: Ola Alexander Lilloe-Olsen

The Norwegian government have announced that citizens and people with residency in EEA and Schengen countries can travel to Norway from July 15 provided the levels of infection are acceptable. Quarantine will no longer be required on entry from these countries and regions. Read More

Cyber Security Expert Joins Pelion Consulting

Posted: 1st Jul 2020

Written by: Pelion Consulting

Pelion Consulting, the specialist in superyacht and maritime cyber security, is delighted to announce that Campbell Murray has joined them as their new Chief Security Officer. Campbell brings with him more than two decades of cyber security experience and knowledge. Read More

America’s Cup Returns to New Zealand

Posted: 1st Jul 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

America's Cup teams are returning to the water after over two months away after the coronavirus pandemic forced shutdown of a global road show. Teams and enthusiastic followers of America’s Cup are thrilled to see the world’s oldest sports’ trophy moving forward. Read More

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Swan Cup Confirmed

Posted: 30th Jun 2020

Written by: Marialisa Panu

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in agreement with the Nautor's Swan shipyard and the International Maxi Association has confirmed that the traditional September regattas, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Swan Cup, will take place this year. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in the South of France

Posted: 30th Jun 2020

Written by: Florian Feret

France has lifted restrictions on its internal European borders and is moving towards gradually opening its external borders from July 1, as is all Europe. People coming from EU member states are now able to enter French territory without restrictions and are exempt from quarantine. Read More


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