Yachting News

Flat Rate VAT Reduction on Charters Allowed Again in France

Posted: 1st Apr 2020

Written by: ECPY

The provisions of the BOFIP as of 29 January 2020, which put an end to the flat-rate VAT reduction system, has been cancelled this morning by a new BOFIP ref 30 March 2020, which allows the flat-rate reduction, applicable under the former BOFIP, to apply after 31 March 2020. Read More

New Zealand Marine Industry Temporarily Suspended

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Barry Thompson

With New Zealand now in total lockdown, the country’s entire marine industry has ceased operations until possibly the end of April. The NZ Coastguard has also requested that Kiwis do not go boating. Read More

Save the Med Launches Digital Resources and Live Lessons

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

While all Save the Med's field activities are cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, its team are developing digital resources and live lessons inspired by the ocean to share with all who would like to learn more and act for its protection during and beyond times like these. Read More

Denison Yachting Launches Virtual Boat Show on 27 March

Posted: 26th Mar 2020

Written by: Danny Grant

Denison Yachting has announced the launch of "A Boat Show From Your Couch," a friendly and safe way to experience a boat show in a time of social distancing. Denison has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Urges Countries to Treat Seafarers as Key Transport Workers

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands, one of the world’s largest maritime registries, encourages countries to recognise and protect seafarers as key transport workers amid restrictions around the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Nine Sea Shepherd Documentaries to Watch Now

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Looking for something to watch at home during lockdown? To keep you inspired during these difficult circumstances, Sea Shepherd has put together a list of nine of its ocean conservation films that you can stream online and watch now. Read More

Travel Ban to French Polynesia and Rapatriation

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Faced with the intensity of the health crisis we are currently experiencing, the authorities of French Polynesia have decided to suspend access to the territory for all non-residents of French Polynesia. Read More

The Crew Coach Slashes Prices on Online Counselling Services

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

Following a recent poll on social media, it appears that the majority of The Crew Coach community are in self-isolation/quarantine and are very concerned about their futures and for their family back home. Read More

Finalists of the Ocean Awards 2020 Announced

Posted: 19th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Held in partnership with Blue Marine Foundation, one of the UK’s leading ocean conservation charities, the Ocean Awards recognises and rewards those that share our commitment to fixing the largest solvable problem on the planet – the crisis in our oceans. Read More

Van der Valk and Hot Lab Team up on Interior Design Project

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Dutch yachtbuilder Van der Valk has announced a cooperation with Italian yacht design company Hot Lab to create two sumptuous styles for the new Van der Valk Pilot series that will ensure a superlative level of interior comfort for these contemporary explorer superyachts. Read More

Coronavirus Marine Update

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: David Robinson

In an effort to keep the industry up-to-date on the impact of Covid-19 on marine businesses and events throughout the world, OnboardOnline will be bringing you a concise digest of announcements by region as they are announced. Read More

New 2020 VAT Rules to Impact Yacht Charter Industry in the Med

Posted: 12th Mar 2020

Written by: Michelle Barberi

As a result of the European Commission’s action against the simplified VAT structures on short-term yacht charter adopted by countries such as Italy, France, Malta and Cyprus, this year’s Mediterranean charters will face some radical VAT changes. Read More

Yanmar Announces Partnership with April Marine in France

Posted: 12th Mar 2020

Written by: Rozemarijn Loffelt

Yanmar Marine International has signed a new partnership with boating insurance and financing specialist April Marine to offer affordable payment options to leisure customers buying Yanmar engines in France. Read More

Billion Dollar Forecast for Superyachts in Brisbane

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Jeni Bone

Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, the premier facility in south-east Queensland, has congratulated the Queensland state government for its foresight and investment in the Australian superyacht infrastructure. Read More

Evolution Yachting Opens Four New International Offices

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting has announced that the company has taken the next step in its global expansion programme with the opening of new offices in four new countries: Albania, Croatia, Sardinia and Turkey. The openings will see the head count rise to 130 employees working across the organisation. Read More

Luxury Hospitality Accredits Three New Trainers Under the GUEST Program

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The leading experts in 7-star hospitality training for superyacht crew continue to cement their reputation for supplying the most comprehensive service and leadership development courses in the industry by accrediting three more trainers under the prestigious GUEST Program. Read More

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Enables Worldwide Transmission of Deep Sea Images

Posted: 10th Mar 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the world’s leading maritime broadband service, has once more been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images captured by the deep ocean research institute Nekton from the floor of the Indian Ocean to be transmitted to audiences worldwide. Read More

Nominees Announced for World Superyacht Awards 2020

Posted: 10th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Each year the World Superyacht Awards recognise the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts from across the globe. Now in its 15th edition, this year’s nominees represent the biggest and best yachts out on the seas. Read More

New Luxury Bed Linen, Towels and Loungewear from The Linen Basket

Posted: 4th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

With the start of the Mediterranean yachting season on the horizon, chief stews will be busy reviewing inventories and preparing lists to ensure each and every charter exceeds client expectations. When it comes to bed linen, towels and loungewear, look no further than The Linen Basket. Read More

SYTT Appointed Global Superyacht Partner for Avon Electric Jet Tenders

Posted: 3rd Mar 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

Award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of Avon Electric Jet Tenders, whose Avon eJET 450 is the world’s first electric jet tender that does not compromise on performance. Read More

Yanmar Marine International Appoints New President

Posted: 3rd Mar 2020

Written by: Rozemarijn Loffelt

Yanmar has announced the appointment of Taro Kitamura as the new President of Yanmar Marine International (YMI) and head of Yanmar’s Recreational Marine Business Unit. The company veteran will replace current YMI President Shiori Nagata, who has been promoted within Yanmar Holdings Co. Ltd. Read More

Shipyard Supply Co Expands Team with New Project Assistant

Posted: 2nd Mar 2020

Written by: Helen Porter

Having recently launched its own range of superyacht deck equipment, Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) continues to show strong growth and has welcomed Adam Hunkin as a project assistant to focus on the superyacht procurement and sales side of the business, as well as providing admin support. Read More

How Safe is Personal Protective Equipment at Sea?

Posted: 27th Feb 2020

Written by: Sarah-Jayne Wareham

Personal protective equipment is vital in reducing the risk of workers experiencing injuries, but it’s not always fit for purpose. Solent University is now calling on seafarers to complete a questionnaire to help explore experiences of using personal protective equipment on board ships. Read More

LeVen Scoops Award for Best New Series

Posted: 27th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Earning no less than four nominations at the 2020 Boat International Design & Innovations Awards this year, Vripack’s 28m LeVen 90 brought forward-thinking design home to Holland by winning the hotly contested award for Best New Series. Read More

SYTT Appointed as Global Superyacht Partner for Invincible Boats

Posted: 26th Feb 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

The award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of US built Invincible Boats, which offers a range of outboard driven sports fishing models from 33 to 42 feet.
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Yacht Marina @ Crossroads Opens On The Maldives Riviera

Posted: 26th Feb 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Famous for its exotic atolls, lush tropic jungle and gleaming white sands, the Maldives is a destination that is growing in popularity among luxury yacht visitors. Now, an exciting new marina has opened at the new Crossroads Maldives, a world-class lifestyle and leisure destination. Read More

IGY Announces the Addition of St Katharine Docks Marina London

Posted: 25th Feb 2020

Written by: Bert Fowles

Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) has just announced the continued expansion of its global marina destination network with the addition of St. Katharine Docks Marina (SKD Marina), London, England. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Flagged Seven Seas Splendor Sets a New Standard

Posted: 25th Feb 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

The Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Splendor™ sets a new standard as it sets sail this week from PortMiami. In addition to the highest standard of luxury available on the water, the vessel is also the first newbuild cruise vessel to be delivered from the shipyard by a female Master.
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She of the Sea Launches Gender Diversity Pledge

Posted: 24th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

When Jenny Matthews launched She of the Sea back in 2018, it was because she wanted to see the industry at its best. Now with support from all corners of the industry, Jenny and her business partner Natasha Ambrose have launched the yachting industry’s Gender Diversity initiative. Read More

Bilgin Yachts Launches Turkey’s Largest Yacht

Posted: 24th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Bilgin Yachts of Turkey is proud to announce the launch of the first hull of the 80 metre Bilgin 263 series, the largest yacht ever built by a Turkish shipyard so far, which will now be outfitted and ready for delivery in spring/summer of 2020. Read More

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