Yachting News

FarSounder Launches Online Training

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Cassie Stetkiewicz

This innovative online training class allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of how to commission, service, and maintain the Argos series of 3D Forward Looking Sonars. Read More

Rossinavi Launches 70m Ice-Class Superyacht Polaris

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Martina Barsotti

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has presented in their facility of Viareggio its latest superyacht, Polaris, a 70-metre vessel, the largest built by the yard and able to navigate in extreme ice conditions, including the polar areas. Read More

Fraser Welcomes Frédéric Dormeuil As Head of Global Partnerships

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Frédéric comes to Fraser with an in-depth knowledge of the luxury market having held a number of international roles with postings to New Delhi, Savannah, London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. Read More

Save The Med Launches 4th Edition Of The Changemakers Project

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Sabrina Barceló

Save The Med Foundation is pleased to launch “The Changemakers Project” for the fourth year in a row, while announcing that the programme has also expanded, inviting students from all over the Balearic Islands to participate. Read More

Thailand Yacht Show 2021 Has Been Postponed

Posted: 13th Jan 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

In light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus infections in Thailand and the latest announcement of restrictions on inter-provincial travel, Thailand Yacht Show has been postponed once more until later in the year. Read More

Simpson Marine Reinforces Position As Market Leader In Asia In 2020

Posted: 11th Jan 2021

Written by: Ewa Stachurska

Simpson Marine, Asia’s leading yacht sales and services company, reports a very busy year in 2020 with sales of over 200 million USD and 112 new and pre-owned yachts sold in 2020. Read More

Fraser Founder David L Fraser Passes Away At The Age Of 99

Posted: 8th Jan 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

David was a passionate sailor from an early age. In fact he kept his brokerage license until only a few years ago. The first sailboat he ever crewed on, during high school, Anna R Heidritter, remains on Fraser’s emblem today.
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Teledyne To Acquire FLIR Systems

Posted: 5th Jan 2021

Written by: Tim McDowd

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and FLIR Systems, Inc. have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8.0 billion. Read More

Superyacht Regatta Returns - with Sustainable Credentials

Posted: 18th Dec 2020

Written by: Isla McKechnie

The New Zealand Millennium Cup kicks off in under two months, and when the regatta begins on 15 February, it aims to lead sustainability efforts in global superyacht regattas. The Cup has applied for Gold Clean Regatta status, to create an event which is easy on the Bay of Islands that it’s raced in. Read More

United Yacht Sales Has Been Sold

Posted: 16th Dec 2020

Written by: Rob Bowman

United Yacht Sales, the world’s largest professional yacht brokerage firm with more than 175 yacht brokers worldwide, has been sold. After 19 years, founder, Peter Schmidt has sold the majority portion of the company to Brian Boettler and professional yacht broker Captain Jeff Palmer. Read More

No Additional Clearances Required for USVI Sailing

Posted: 16th Dec 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Following initial customs and immigration clearance into the United States Virgin Islands at Yacht Haven Grande St Thomas, no additional clearances will be required to cruise directly between the USVI territories, and neither is an additional Covid-19 test. Read More

Sovren Crew Launches new Website and Recruitment System

Posted: 15th Dec 2020

Written by: Sovren Crew and Nautical Academy

The world is changing, and whilst many try to keep up, Sovren Crew is one such company that is ahead of the game. The company announces the launch of their new, ground-breaking system for yacht crew recruitment with features never before seen in this niche market. Read More

Inmarsat’s Most Powerful Satellite Enters Service

Posted: 10th Dec 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat confirms commercial service introduction (CSI) of GX5, the company’s newest, most powerful geostationary satellite to date. GX5 will provide additional capacity to Europe and the Middle East on the industry-leading Fleet Xpress (FX) Ka-band high-speed satellite broadband service designed for the maritime industry.

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Innovative Outboard Wins DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 10th Dec 2020

Written by: Petra IJmke

Andre Hoek, Chair of the DAME Jury, presented the very special one-off prize to the TEMO 450 electric outboard from TEMO during METSTRADE Connect 2020 today. An incredible result for the French company against a very strong field of 47 entries. Read More

PYA Appoints new CEO

Posted: 8th Dec 2020

Written by: Stacey Soutar

PYA's present Chief Executive Officer, Andy Crawford, has announced his retirement at the end of the year. After a successful 3 years where he has helped transform the organisation, the appointment of Christophe Bourillon as their new CEO has been announced.
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MDL Marinas Plans Four Boat Shows for 2021

Posted: 8th Dec 2020

Written by: IBI News

Marina Developments Ltd (MDL Marinas) in the UK has announced four boat shows for next year. The marina operator says there is an appetite for smaller, more focused events and plans to host the first of four events at MDL’s Penton Hook Marina in Surrey in April.

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Shipyard Supply Co. Reports Strong Year and Expands Team

Posted: 7th Dec 2020

Written by: Helen Porter

Superyacht deck equipment specialists Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) has announced it has employed two new team members following a 60% increase in overall sales revenue as they round up a very successful second year of business.

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boot Düsseldorf 2021 Postponed

Posted: 3rd Dec 2020

Written by: boot Düsseldorf

boot Düsseldorf 2021 will now be held from 17-25 April due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe. Messe Düsseldorf has postponed boot after close consultation with its partners and exhibitors who endorse this decision and have opted in favour of the new dates. Read More

MB92 Barcelona Becomes a Bonded Custom Area

Posted: 3rd Dec 2020

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 Barcelona, the leading superyacht refit and repair shipyard, today announce that the customs authorities have given approval for their facilities to be an officially recognised bonded store (DAP).
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Stockholm 2021 Boat Show Cancelled

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: Lars-Åke Redéen

The Stockholm International Boat Show (Allt för sjön), planned for March 5-14, 2021, has been cancelled. Instead, an app will be available for an online experience with all important boat information and news gathered in one place, free for users to download. Read More

2021 MYBA Charter Show

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: MYBA

After a challenging year for all, MYBA remain optimistic for the future ahead and announce their Charter Show, planned for April 2021 at Marina Port Vell in Barcelona. They add that they hope to be in a position to host a productive event in a healthy, safe environment. Read More

Pelorus Co-Founder Takes on Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: Pelorus

Pelorus are excited to announce that co-Founder Jimmy Carroll will take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile ocean rowing race taking place this December. His team, Latitude 35, will tackle 30ft waves in the first major fundraiser project for the newly established Pelorus Foundation. Read More

YachtCloud Redefines Technology for Luxury

Posted: 1st Dec 2020

Written by: YachtCloud

As part of an intensive 2020 rebranding process, Dutch technology company YachtCloud has announced an all-new YachtCloud with the launch of a new website, logo and brand slogan: Technology for Luxury. Read More

Inmarsat Launches 2020 Superyacht Connectivity Report

Posted: 30th Nov 2020

Written by: Mark Warner

The new Inmarsat Superyacht Connectivity Report, focusing on use of on-board satellite communications, confirms increasing reliance on VSAT connectivity and spend by superyacht professionals is expected over the next five years. Read More

Balearic Yacht Show - First Virtual Boat Show a Roaring Success

Posted: 27th Nov 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

Balearic Yacht Show, the first virtual boat show in the Balearics which took place on 18-20th November, was a great success in connecting yachting industry professionals together - with a reach of over 1 million people worldwide over the course of the three-day event. Read More

‘The Island' by Nauta Design: Now Patent Protected

Posted: 26th Nov 2020

Written by: Ursula Brzoska

Nauta Design's innovative design concept for 'The Island', which features an expandable aft deck and beach club concept, has now received full patent protection. This comes as in today’s connected and innovation-driven economy, protecting intellectual property is increasingly relevant. Read More

2021 Gothenburg Boat Show Cancelled

Posted: 25th Nov 2020

Written by: Lars-Åke Redéen

The organisers of the Gothenburg International Boat Show, typically the first of the Nordic boat shows, have cancelled next year’s event. After 61 consecutive years, the show that would have been held in early February will not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

New 24-hour Helpline Launched for Professional Yacht Crew

Posted: 24th Nov 2020

Written by: Caitlin Vaughan

From today, professional yacht crew anywhere in the world will be able to access 24-hour support via Yacht Crew Help, a new helpline launched by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). Read More

Evolution Yachting Opens Porto Mirabello Office

Posted: 24th Nov 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting have announced the opening of a new office in Porto Mirabello in Italy. The decision reinforces the company’s commitment to expand their Italian operation and footprint across Italian yachting destinations - an important step in the execution of their growth strategy. Read More

Super Yacht Group Welcomes new Executive Team

Posted: 20th Nov 2020

Written by: Joanne Drake

Super Yacht Group has assembled a new team to guide it through turbulent waters as it comes of age in 2021. Longtime member of The Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef Kathleen Ferguson was voted in as chairwoman at the annual general meeting, taking over from life member Carrie Carter. Read More


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