Yachting News

Coronavirus Marine Update

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

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

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

Ferretti Yachts Reveals its Biggest Ever Flagship

Posted: 29th Jun 2020

Written by: Giovanni Bogetto

With a length of 100 feet, the breath-taking new Ferretti Yachts flagship takes the company into uncharted territory. Majestic, versatile and suitable for all markets, Ferretti Yachts 1000 has reshaped spaces and changed the whole approach to life on board. Read More

Monaco Yacht Show Postponed to September 2021

Posted: 26th Jun 2020

Written by: Charlie McCurdy

Over recent weeks, Informa Markets has been in discussions with stakeholders and partners within the superyacht industry to better understand the challenges facing yacht owners, shipyards, brokers and other key participants in the face of the disruption due to COVID-19. Read More

New Format for HISWA Symposium at METSTRADE 2020

Posted: 26th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

The renowned international HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction will offer a newly-designed programme around the theme ‘Dare to Share’ - a mix of scientific presentations and applied knowledge sharing on yacht design and yacht construction focused on everyday practice. Read More

New Transport Agreement for Charters - Training with ECPY

Posted: 25th Jun 2020

Written by: Thierry Voisin

Following the release of ECPY's new Transport Agreement at the beginning of the season, there are bound to be questions on how it works and how it differs from the MYBA Charter Agreement. ECPY is therefore holding a training session for members and non-members on Wednesday 1 July 2020 at Terminal 2 of the Port of Nice. Read More

Evolution Yachting Launches a Unique Pricing Structure

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting has announced the introduction of a revolutionary new unique pricing model for yacht agency fees, divided into three tiers according to different geographical regions that is clear and easy to understand. Read More

Maldives to Ease Travel Restrictions from June 29

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The Maldives has announced an ease in lockdown restrictions starting from June 29, 2020. As per the current plan, the first phase allows for the arrival of private jets and visiting tourists and yachts, with safety guidelines in place. Read More

Bering Yachts Announces Sale of 45m Superyacht

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Elena Kanburoglu

Bering Yachts has confirmed the sale of a Bering 145 - a full-custom 45-metre superyacht designed by Bering Yachts’ in-house team of naval architects and engineers - for delivery in January 2022. It has a full displacement steel hull of 514 metric tonnes.
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Lia Ditton Launches Record-Breaking Solo Crossing

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Ocean rower Lia Ditton has embarked on her bid to set the fastest ever time for a solo crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii. She departed on the 2500-mile journey from San Francisco East Bay on June 17 to challenge the all-time record of 52 days set by Rob Eustace in 2016. Read More

Dealing with Traveller Anxiety Post COVID-19

Posted: 22nd Jun 2020

Written by: Nicky Demellweek

In their last article, Securewest explored some of the wider health and safety considerations for organisations returning to some sense of ‘normal’ business travel. This article explores traveller anxiety in more depth and suggests ways to address this complex challenge. Read More

The Current Status of Yachting in the Med

Posted: 22nd Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

The PYA once again brought together a panel of experts, this time to give us an update on yachting in the Mediterranean including the latest travel regulations and guidelines from its regional partners for port entry, anchorage and cruising in Italy, Greece, Malta, France and Monaco. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising Spain this Summer

Posted: 19th Jun 2020

Written by: Xisco Notario

Sunday June 21 will see the end of the state of emergency in Spain, with Catalonia announcing that it has lifted the restrictions and entered the ‘new normal’. Movement within Spanish territory will be unrestricted and borders will be open to other EU/Schengen countries. Read More

Changes Made to Italian VAT on Charters

Posted: 19th Jun 2020

Written by: PG Legal

There has been an amendment to the Italian Budget Law for 2020 regulating the application of Italian VAT on short term yacht charters, which now only recognises ‘the delivery of the services’ of the charter of yachts outside the European Union if sailing in this region is adequately proved. Read More

Berkeley Rand at the Forefront of Remote Superyacht Exploration

Posted: 18th Jun 2020

Written by: Francesca Fenucci

With a growing number of yacht owners keen to venture into unchartered territory, BWA Yachting has launched Berkeley Rand to design and engineer off-the-grid expeditions, from remote polar regions to desert island archipelagos. Read More

Azimut Yachts to Offer Pure Air On Board Through Nasa Patent

Posted: 18th Jun 2020

Written by: Andrea Sculati

Living up to its role as forerunner, Azimut Yachts is the first shipyard to choose a system patented by Nasa to renew and sanitise the air on board its yachts. Called MMVS, the system will be fitted to new models produced by Azimut Yachts, starting with the new Magellano 25 Metri. Read More

Evolution Yachting Launches In-House Provisioning Service

Posted: 17th Jun 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting has announced the launch of a new in-house provisioning brand Galley & Pantry across its 20 offices in nine countries throughout the Mediterranean, helping chefs to source food from local suppliers with the support of a hub company in Barcelona. Read More

Beauty for the Home and Soul from the French Riviera

Posted: 16th Jun 2020

Written by: Natalia Langsdale

Worldwide resident and European at heart, Natalia Langsdale is the founder of Made with Love by Natalia. Everyday the sea greets her with its mesmerising colours that make up the Côte d'Azur, lapping waves and bringing treasures from the sea and inspiring her designs. Read More

The Boat Works’ Superyacht Yard is in Full Swing

Posted: 15th Jun 2020

Written by: Charmaine Webb

Attracting several of the regions superyachts since officially opening in February 2020, the $100 million superyacht yard at The Boat Works is winning over captains and owners with its world-class facilities and unique hospitality.

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Gulf Craft Continues Work While Adapting to the New Normal

Posted: 15th Jun 2020

Written by: Mahmoud Itani

As Gulf Craft gradually adapts to the new normal, the Emirates pioneer builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats is looking at advancing its operations and management while adopting new technology that fits its new strategy amid this pandemic. Read More

Imperial Announces Launch of Project Blue Marlin

Posted: 15th Jun 2020

Written by: Steve Bailet

Imperial has announced the launch of a new diesel-electric superyacht in collaboration with The Italian Sea Group – Admiral and Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design. The 77m Project Blue Marlin will be a masterpiece in her range, with a delivery programmed for 2023. Read More

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