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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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

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

Covipedia: The Latest Updates in Europe

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With the restrictions across Europe changing literally on a day to day basis, it's important to stay in the know. Evolution Yachting has been providing much needed regular updates allow you to remain informed and up to date with what is going on. Here's the latest across Europe. Read More

ISWAN Launches Online Maritime Mental Health Awareness Training

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: Caitlin Vaughan

ISWAN's Mental Health Awareness Training for the maritime industry has been adapted in order to deliver it online for yachting professionals. The course, available from December, provides an understanding of mental health, including recognising signs of problems onboard. Read More

Drydocks World to Create Maritime Hub in Montenegro

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: Danilo Kalezic

Drydocks World Dubai, a leading provider of yacht maintenance and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, joins Consortium - to transform the Bijela Shipyard in Montenegro into a world-class superyacht service, maintenance, repair and refit facility. Read More

Reintroducing Moravia Yachting

Posted: 17th Nov 2020

Written by: Moravia Yachting

Hill Robinson has announced the relaunch of heritage brand Moravia Yachting. Acquired in 2017, the new-look will expand Hill Robinson’s highly specialised mix of services to help their clients make investment choices on all aspects of yacht acquisition, construction, sale and charter. Read More

Covipedia: Latest Restrictions in Italy

Posted: 16th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

It has been announced by the Italian government that a number of regions have now entered red and orange zones and face a number of new restrictions. The affected areas include Campania & Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia & Marche. Read More

Ocean Alliance leads World First Project: Superyachts for the Great Reef Census

Posted: 13th Nov 2020

Written by: Jo Howard

Ocean Alliance announces their collaboration with conservation organisation, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. Taking part in the Great Reef Census, superyachts will contribute to vital research while discovering this Natural Wonder of the World in a truly unique way.

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New VAT Rules on Yacht Charters in France

Posted: 10th Nov 2020

Written by: Janet Xanthopoulos

The French Tax Authorities surprised the whole yachting industry in France by publishing a new tax bulletin last Friday, with retroactive effect from 1 November, which affects the way VAT on short and long term charters/leases is calculated. Read More

Covipedia: Greece Announces National Lockdown

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

It has been announced that Greece will be entering into a national lockdown from Saturday 7th November. As it stands, it is expected to last until the end of November. The new restrictions have been reported by Evolution Yachting as part of their Covipedia updates. Read More

RSY Improve Facilities for Superyachts Over 100m

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Rosetti Superyachts (RSY) has obtained planning approval from local authorities for an improvement to its current facility in Ravenna, Italy, which will include a new construction hangar and accompanying offices for building superyachts over 100m in length.
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Yacht Crew Contracts: PYA Survey Report

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: PYA

Over the last few years over 135 crew members have approached the PYA seeking advice about their employment contracts while working on private yachts. This led the PYA to conduct a survey which found that at least 15% of yacht crew are not adequately protected. Read More

Update on Restrictions in France and Monaco

Posted: 2nd Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

Following further updates on Covid-19 over the weekend, Evolution Yachting has updated their 'Covidpedia' to reflect the new restrictions that have been announced affecting both France and Monaco.  Read More

Updated Covid-19 Restrictions Across the Med

Posted: 30th Oct 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With the second wave of COVID sweeping through Europe, it’s difficult and confusing for everyone to keep up with the ever-changing national regulations. Evolution Yachting provides the most up-to-date and to keep yourself, your crew and guests safe and informed. Read More

HMY Yachts Opens Office at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center

Posted: 27th Oct 2020

Written by: HMY Yachts

HMY Yacht Sales, one of America's largest yacht dealers and brokerage firms, is excited to announce the opening of a brand-new location at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, the ultimate hotel and marina destination in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read More


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