Yachting News

NFWF and NOAA Announce Vessel Strike Avoidance Fund 2024

Posted: 24th May 2024

Written by: Rob Blumenthal

The NFWF in partnership with the NOAA has announced the 2024 call for proposals for the Vessel Strike Avoidance Fund established to foster promising detection and communication technologies.  Read More

Leading Industry Associations Join METSTRADE Superyacht Content Board

Posted: 14th May 2024

Written by: Eva van de Pol

METSTRADE, the leading event in the leisure marine industry, announces the establishment of the Superyacht Content Board aiming to foster stronger ties with significant associations in the superyacht sector. Read More

RAD Propulsion Leading the Charge in Electric Boats

Posted: 18th Apr 2024

Written by: Lucy Wright

As the market for electric outboard motors continues to expand and gather pace, one company leading the transition is UK boatbuilders RAD Propulsion, now poised for expansion in the US. Read More

UK Passports: Notice to all Captains and Crew

Posted: 10th Apr 2024

Written by: PYA - Professional Yachting Association

The PYA has issued a notice to all captains, chief officers and pursers responsible for managing crew lists regarding a number of current pitfalls for UK travellers to the EU and elsewhere. Read More

Karpaz Gate Marina Announces 2024 Berth Rates & Packages

Posted: 6th Apr 2024

Written by: Charlotte Bulloch

Ahead of the season, Karpaz Gate Marina has announced there will be no rate increases for boat owners at its marina resort in 2024, with further competitive packages available for berth holders and visitors. Read More

MB92 Group & Pinmar Collaborate to Reduce Plastic Waste During Refits

Posted: 23rd Mar 2024

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 Group and Pinmar announce a pioneering sustainability initiative in collaboration with the Barcelona Port Authority to manage the recycling of all waste plastic generated during refit projects. Read More

Yacht Club de Monaco & The Explorers Club Celebrate Spirit of Adventure

Posted: 22nd Mar 2024

Written by: Yacht Club de Monaco

In a collaboration with The Explorers Club of New York, explorers gathered at Yacht Club de Monaco for the 13th Environmental Symposium entitled, concluding with the 4th YCM Explorer Awards. Read More

ISWAN Announces New Funding for Research on Social Interaction Among Crew

Posted: 7th Mar 2024

Written by: Amy Liebthal

ISWAN has received new funding to further the work of its Social Interaction Matters (SIM) Project, a long-term initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of seafarers and their families worldwide. Read More

Celebrating Inpiring Women in Luxury Travel & Hospitality

Posted: 6th Mar 2024

Written by: Becky Hampson

On International Women’s Day 2024, we celebrate female trailblazers in luxury travel and hospitality, leading the way to a better world where belonging, empowerment and relevance take centre stage. Read More

Dubai Harbour Marinas Becomes First to Receive Three Simultaneous Accreditations from TYHA

Posted: 15th Feb 2024

Written by: OnboardOnline

Dubai Harbour Marinas has achieved a world first in receiving three simultaneous accreditations from The Yacht Harbour Association: The Gold Anchor, Clean Marinas and Super Yacht Ready - a first in the region.  Read More

IGY Announces the Development of a New Marina in Savannah, Georgia

Posted: 14th Feb 2024

Written by: OnboardOnline

Island Global Yachting has announced the development of IGY Savannah Harbor Marina due for completion in the spring of 2025, addressing growing demand for superyacht berths on the US east coast.
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Starboard Card Supports the Elkhorn Marine Conservancy in Antigua

Posted: 5th Feb 2024

Written by: Hannah Lawes

Starboard Card is excited to announce its support for the Elkhorn Marine Conservancy (EMC), a leading nonprofit organisation based in Antigua dedicated to marine restoration and conservation. Read More

Dominion Marine Rebrand to Quadrant Group Heralds Exciting New Chapter in 40-Year History

Posted: 5th Feb 2024

Written by: Sam Watson

With a 40-year track record of excellence in global asset management, Dominion Marine proudly announces the launch of its new identity, Quadrant Group, hot on the heels of a successful management buy-out in September 2022. Read More

FarSounder and SeaKeepers Partner for Ocean Science

Posted: 22nd Dec 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

The International SeaKeepers Society and FarSounder have announced a strategic collaboration to propel ocean conservation, research, education, and sustainability through the DISCOVERY Yacht Program. Read More

New Survey in the UAE Reveals Significant Growth in Experience Economy

Posted: 28th Nov 2023

Written by: Karishma Hingorani

According to a new survey looking at experience attitudes, preferences and habits in the UAE, residents are actively contributing to the nation’s experience economy, with 80% allocating a specific budget. Read More

Oceanvolt HighPower ServoProp 25 Wins DAME 2023 at METSTRADE

Posted: 15th Nov 2023

Written by: Sandra Huijbregts

Oceanvolt HighPower ServoProp 25 was presented with the DAME Award 2023 at METSTRADE this morning, with nine products winning in eight new categories and 14 receiving special mentions. Read More

Thailand Continues Drive to Develop More Affluent and Sustainable Tourism

Posted: 7th Nov 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

In 2022, Thailand welcomed 11.15 million foreign tourists. This year that figure rose to 11.4 million between January and 11 June alone, according to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports last week. Read More

NEOM Collaborates with Dive Butler International at Sindalah

Posted: 3rd Nov 2023

Written by: Hussein Itani

Sindalah, NEOM's luxury island destination, is proud to announce its partnership with Dive Butler International, ensuring that all visitors enjoy a luxurious Red Sea experience above and below the water.  Read More

Nominations Announced for DAME Design Awards 2023

Posted: 24th Oct 2023

Written by: METSTRADE

METSTRADE has announced that 53 products from 19 countries across four continents have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement for the 2023 DAME Design Awards. Read More

New Academy Launches Luxury Hospitality Training for Yacht Crew

Posted: 18th Oct 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

Hot on the heels of its launch at the Monaco Yacht Show last month, The Academy, a new luxury hospitality training school, has unveiled its uniquely immersive training program for yacht crew, hoteliers, and tourism professionals. Read More

YOT LTD Announces Strategic Partnership as Teltonika Networks Distributor

Posted: 17th Oct 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

YOT LTD, a leading technology distributor and solutions provider, announces its new partnership as an official distributor for Teltonika Networks, a renowned global leader in professional connectivity equipment.  Read More

Atalanta Golden Yachts Becomes Part of Fraser Yachts Group

Posted: 26th Sep 2023

Written by: Lisa Peck

Two industry-leading companies join forces as Fraser Yachts acquires a majority interest in the renowned Greek yacht management company, Atalanta Golden Yachts (AGY) based in Athens, Greece. Read More

Acquera Yachting Opens New Regional HQ in Dubai

Posted: 24th Sep 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Acquera Yachting, a leading yachting agency, is thrilled to announce the establishment of Acquera Yachting Middle East, a new company dedicated to elevating the yachting experience across the Middle East. Read More

YachtAid Global & Tahiti Private Expeditions Announce Alliance with Tahiti Yacht Agents

Posted: 21st Sep 2023

Written by: Steve Jackman

Spearheaded by YachtAid Global and Tahiti Private Expeditions, Operation Swimway, a conservation program focused on migration pathways is now working with three local superyacht agents. Read More

Blue ESG and Cantiere Rossini Announce Collaboration

Posted: 4th Sep 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Blue ESG and Cantiere Rossini, a full service refit shipyard in Pesaro, Italy, are excited to announce a new collaboration in taking further practical steps towards a more environmentally and socially responsible future.  Read More

Raising The Bar Launches Comprehensive Career Maps for Superyacht Crew

Posted: 4th Sep 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Raising the Bar, a thinktank of experts from across the superyacht industry, is delighted to announce the launch of their new website www.SuperyachtIndustryCareers.com, providing detailed career maps for superyacht crew in all departments. Read More

IGY Marinas Launches Exciting New Sponsorship and Events Platform IGY Media

Posted: 25th Aug 2023

Written by: Karen Hockney

IGY Marinas is thrilled to announce the launch of IGY Media, an innovative new platform offering strategic advertising and partnership opportunities for businesses catering specifically to the luxury yacht market. Read More

AcqueraPro Launches Smartphone App

Posted: 28th Jul 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

Following its successful launch earlier this season, the innovative digital platform AcqueraPro is now available as a mobile app for iOS users: the first of its kind within the industry. Read More

Gulf Craft and DIDI Conclude Successful Collaboration for the Second Consecutive Semester

Posted: 10th Jul 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Gulf Craft and the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, which offers the region’s first multidisciplinary bachelor’s degree in design, have successfully concluded their collaboration for the second consecutive semester. Read More

ISWAN Highlights Impact of Abuse as Key Concern Among Yacht Crew

Posted: 10th Jul 2023

Written by: ISWAN

In the first annual report of data from Yacht Crew Help, ISWAN’s specialist helpline for the yachting industry, psychological challenges and the impact of abuse, bullying, harassment and discrimination emerge as key issues facing yachting crew, with women disproportionately affected. Read More


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