Yachting News

Crew Party in Shipyard Results in Five Arrests

Posted: 25th Oct 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

On Saturday 24 October, the Dutch publication Rijnmond reported on a brawl between yacht crew and police who attempted to break up an illegal party on board a yacht at Oceanco's shipyard in Alblasserdam in the Netherlands, resulting in five arrests. Read More

Final Call for Entries: DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

The DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award is open to any product new to market or any significant R&D project conducted by an equipment manufacturer worked on between 1 January-28 October 2020, that has been progressed despite the constraints of COVID-19. Read More

MB92 La Ciotat Launches 300t Origins

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 La Ciotat announces the launch of 300t Origins - a dedicated refit facility serviced by the 300t travel lift within the shipyard to maintain and refit yachts up to 300t and between 30 and 50 metres in length. Read More

TEAM Italia Celebrates 20 Years in Yachting

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Ursula Brzoska

TEAM Italia is celebrating 20 years of successful business, with over 500 completed projects for superyachts, making the company a leading provider internationally of electronic solutions for navigation, communications, security and data transmission. Read More

Marshall Islands Registry Enhances Resources

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

After a banner year for the Republic of the Marshall Islands fleet in 2019, with its best ever ranking from port State control authorities globally, the Maritime Administrator continues to enhance resources despite the challenges 2020 has brought to the shipping community. Read More

Sunseeker Celebrates Success of Apprentice and Graduate Programme

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: Sunseeker

Sunseeker International celebrates the graduation of yet more apprentices and graduates, with 21 individuals successfully completing the company’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme or its brand-new graduate scheme. Read More

Edmiston and UKSA Launch the Edmiston Foundation & Inclusivity Programme

Posted: 16th Oct 2020

Written by: Edmiston

Edmiston and the UKSA announce their partnership to launch the Edmiston Foundation. It has been established to address diversity within the superyacht industry, to provide young people within underrepresented groups the opportunity to forge a career within the maritime industry. Read More

Island Gardens Deep Harbour Joins the IGY Marina Network

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY Marinas has announced the expansion of its global superyacht marina portfolio with the addition of Island Gardens Deep Harbour, located in Miami, Florida. This addition further positions IGY as the world’s only international superyacht marina network, with a total of 19 marinas. Read More

Yachtsmen International Expands Business on the Gold Coast

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Charmaine Webb

Yachtsmen International has expanded from two experienced boat brokers to a multi-disciplinary team of 12. The unique, full-service superyacht agency caters to owners, captains and crew and those wanting to charter in Australia and internationally. Read More

Heesen's YachtTalk - Episode Two

Posted: 14th Oct 2020

Written by: Sara Gioanola

From naval architecture, to conceiving one-off collectors’ items, Holland is known for its conceptual thinking, detailed approach and experimental, artistic expression. But what is the secret to its success? The second episode of Heesen’s YachtTalk takes a look behind the scenes. Read More

Y.CO Extends Charter with Confidence Scheme into 2021

Posted: 13th Oct 2020

Written by: Y.CO

Y.CO announces they are extending their Charter with Confidence scheme to include summer 2021 charters. This flexible booking policy allows clients to pay a reduced deposit and also to have the freedom to cancel and receive their deposit back in full. Read More

Ocean Safety Invites METS 2020 Visitors to Webinar Event

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: Amy Grealish

Ocean Safety invites current and potential customers and distributors from around the world to their live seminar, ‘New Products 2021 and Brexit planning’ on 17 November. This virtual get-together connects them with potential visitors in light of this years cancellation of METSTRADE in Amsterdam. Read More

Sanlorenzo and Steve Leung Expand Exclusive Partnership in Asia

Posted: 8th Oct 2020

Written by: Ewa Stachurska

Sanlorenzo Asia has announced an expanding partnership between Sanlorenzo and acclaimed architect Steve Leung. Having previously collaborated on a project back in 2016, the teams are working together again with a special focus on Sanlorenzo’s crossover model – the award-winning SX88. Read More

Charter Specialist Claudia Acevedo Joins Northrop & Johnson

Posted: 6th Oct 2020

Written by: Janine St. Denis

Northrop & Johnson welcomes Charter Specialist Claudia Acevedo to its international team. Claudia will be based in the Fort Lauderdale office. She comes to N&J with more than a decade of experience in the yachting industry. Read More

Yacht Haven Grande Wins Superyacht Marina of the Year for a Third Time!

Posted: 3rd Oct 2020

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas has been awarded the Towergate 2020 International Superyacht Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbour Association - the only marina in the world to have received this prestigious award three times in 2016, 2019 and 2020. Read More

YPI Launches Dedicated Client Experience Department

Posted: 2nd Oct 2020

Written by: Francesca Eaton

Yachting Partners International has launched its exclusive Client Experience department dedicated to assisting yacht captains, crew, owners and charter guests. The department is a core pillar in YPI’s strategic future, alongside yacht sales, charter and management. Read More

Entries Open for DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 1st Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

Entries are now open for the DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award which will be held at the virtual METSTRADE Connect event on 10 December 2020. The award celebrates the efforts of global equipment manufacturers that have kept design at the forefront of their development. Read More

Gym Marine Launches #GreenWingsChallenge

Posted: 30th Sep 2020

Written by: Hannah McCrory

Specialists in wellness interiors for the superyacht industry, Gym Marine Yachts & Interiors, announces the launch of their #GreenWingsChallenge, in partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset. The challenge aims to reduce the carbon footprint produced by air travel within the industry. Read More

Yotspot Launches Virtual Interviews for Candidates

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: Steve Crawford

Yotspot announces the launch of pre-recorded interviews for candidates. A new layer of tech which has been added to their online yachting application process, a personal but remote method of pairing up the right candidate with the right yachting opportunity. Read More

Quantum Marine Stabilizers Opens Service Centre in Barcelona

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Katie Ross

MB92, a world-leading group of superyacht refit shipyards, and Quantum Marine Stabilizers, an industry leader in stabiliser system design and manufacturing, today announced the opening of their second European service centre within the MB92 Barcelona Facilities. Read More

SEA Index Launched to Support Eco-responsible Development of Yachting

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Isabelle Andrieux

Yacht Club de Monaco and Credit Suisse have announced the launch of the Superyacht Eco Association Index to measure the environmental impact of yacht design and use, which will evolve over time into a global industry standard. Read More

YPI Joins Efforts To Protect The Mediterranean Monk Seal

Posted: 23rd Sep 2020

Written by: Sarah Keegan

YPI announces a donation to the Monk Seal Alliance, founded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.The alliance supports the conservation of the Mediterranean monk seal through a program of region-wide education, awareness raising and collaborative projects. Read More

Hill Robinson Launches Recruitment Division for Land-Based Staff

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Hill Robinson

The new crew recruitment offering is part of a structured development process across all the various client support services from Hill Robinson, aimed at delivering the optimum service to clients who are expecting that little bit more. Read More

Thailand Reopening With New 90 Day Visa

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Gordon Fernandes

The Thai Government has agreed to allow in foreign tourists who agree to a 14-day quarantine and stay for at least 90 days. Two extensions will be available for 90 days each, with the lengthiest period for the new visa being 270 days. Read More

Total Superyacht Partners With Breaking the Mould Accounting

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Jodie Clarke

Total Superyacht has announced a partnership with Breaking the Mould Accounting, a certified Xero partner firm which provides an outsourced finance director and cloud accounting services to the maritime industry. Read More

Beware: Yacht Crew Employment Scam Reported by PYA

Posted: 9th Sep 2020

Written by: PYA

The PYA's Member Assistance Service recently received a report from a crew member who was recruited for a false job onboard a yacht. The motive of this job offer is not clear, however, this is an example of how crew might be vulnerable to human trafficking scams and/or identity fraud. Read More

Collaboration to Bring COVID-19 Hygiene Solution On Board

Posted: 9th Sep 2020

Written by: Amy Halsted

Vikand - the global healthcare solutions provider - is partnering with Amy Halsted and Bob Saxon to bring marketing and direct awareness to the yachting and superyacht industries, providing interior solutions against COVID-19. Read More

Miquel Àngel Lliteras Joins Evolution Yachting as COO

Posted: 7th Sep 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting is excited to announce the appointment of Miquel Àngel Lliteras as their new Chief Operations Officer. Bringing over 20 years of experience, Lliteras is a qualified naval architect and was previously the Shipyard Manager at MB92 in Barcelona. Read More

Virtual Pursers Launch Shoreside Services for Superyachts

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

With the ever increasing burden of yacht administration and a growing demand for remote support, today sees the launch of Virtual Pursers, a bespoke shoreside purser service for yacht owners, captains and management companies. Read More

MB92 Barcelona Creates New Operations Structure

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Júlia Quintana

Shipyard MB92 Barcelona announces the reorganisation of its operations department to increase efficiency since the launch of the new 4,800T shiplift last year. It follows the departure of shipyard manager Miquel Lliteras, who is set to start a new professional adventure. Read More


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