Yachting News

New Collaboration Offers Superyacht Crew Training for Fine Art

Posted: 14th Apr 2021

Written by: Pandora Mather-Lees

As the importance of caring for valuable fine art on superyachts grows, Pandora Art Services (Art On Superyachts Programme) is delighted to announce a partnership with one of the yacht industry's most respected crew training companies, Alex Parker Larkin. Read More

New Sustainability Initiatives at Porto Montenegro

Posted: 9th Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Enhancing the natural environment and benefiting the local community, Porto Montenegro Marina is one of the most sustainable yachting destinations in the world with a long-standing history of sustainable initiatives. Read More

French Polynesia Reopens its Borders to Tourism

Posted: 9th Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

French Polynesia has reopened its borders to tourism, with president Edouard Fritch breaking the news in a press conference after travelling to Paris to meet several members of the French government and president Emmanuel Macron.  Read More

Pascoe & Stoneman launches Falcon Tenders

Posted: 8th Apr 2021

Written by: Julia Zaltzman

Falcon Tenders – a brand new name in the superyacht sector – has thrown open its doors in Southampton, UK, with the highly respected Mark Pascoe at its helm. Read More

Costa Rica Opens to International Superyachts

Posted: 2nd Apr 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Following lobbying by Fraser and the Costa Rica Marina Association, the Costa Rica Legislative Assembly has voted to reform the existing marina law to facilitate easier access for international superyachts to and within the country’s waters. Read More

Thailand Announces Plans to Boost Yacht Tourism

Posted: 2nd Apr 2021

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Thailand has announced plans to reboot tourism and is now welcoming foreign flagged yachts with a reduced quarantine, with further news to follow, report Gordon Fernandes and Tanyuta Singhmanee of Asia Pacific Superyachts.  Read More

Lloyd's Register Backs SEA Index Initiative

Posted: 31st Mar 2021

Written by: Federica Bruno

The pioneering SEA Index - the only live, free-to-use superyacht environmental ratings tool - has been endorsed by one of the maritime world’s most well-known and respected names, Lloyd’s Register. Read More

Anchoring Conditions Applicable to Vessels Flying Non-Schengen Flags in France

Posted: 24th Mar 2021

Written by: ECPY

A recent news story dictating the rules for navigation in French territorial waters has created some uncertainty around the possibility of yachts visiting French waters this summer and anchoring there. Read More

Marshall Islands Registry: The Youngest and Greenest Fleet Worldwide

Posted: 24th Mar 2021

Written by: Bill Lines

It is clear that fleet age is the leading indicator of a greener fleet, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry comprises the world’s youngest blue water fleet with an average age of 9.4 years based on Clarksons Research’s World Fleet Register. Read More

Thailand Introduces Smart Wristband Trackers to Boost Yacht Tourism

Posted: 22nd Mar 2021

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Ten people arriving in Phuket on a yacht on 6 March became the first people in Thailand to wear ‘smart wristbands’ to track their location and health during their mandatory 14 day quarantine on board. Read More

Plastic Free Certification Supports New Ban on Plastic in the Balearic Islands

Posted: 22nd Mar 2021

Written by: Jasmine Spavieri

The new certification initiative goes beyond the new laws and aims to help business in the restaurant and hotel sectors of the Balearic Islands to eliminate single-use plastics, substituting them for more honest alternatives. Read More

16 Departments in France go back into Four Week Lockdown

Posted: 19th Mar 2021

Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

21 million people in France will be hit by another lockdown from midnight tonight, March 19th 2021, in the fight against Covid-19 in the country. Sixteen departments are concerned, including the Alpes Maritimes. Read More

Dominic Bulfin Promoted to Director at Bargate Murray

Posted: 17th Mar 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

Bargate Murray, the multi award-winning luxury asset law firm, is delighted to announce the promotion of Dominic Bulfin to director, who joined as associate in 2019. Read More

Latest Rules for Navigation in French Territorial Waters

Posted: 15th Mar 2021

Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

With so much uncertainty regarding current coronavirus restrictions, there have been many questions from vessels looking to return to French waters. The current restrictions are limiting and there is no date for the current end of the decree in place. Read More

YPI CREW’s 2020 Crew Salary Report

Posted: 15th Mar 2021

Written by: Laurence Lewis

YPI CREW, the leading authority in yacht crew recruitment, has now published its 2020 Crew Salary Report. The report comprehensively outlines the average salary range for each crew position, providing a handy point of reference for both employers and crew.
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BioBlu Aims to Create a Healthy Relationship Between Yachts and Nature

Posted: 12th Mar 2021

Written by: Federica Bruno

Created in 2021 to help the yachting industry lessen its impact on the environment via the human-nature bond, wellness design and sustainability features, BioBlu’s mission is to improve the health of owners and guests on board a yacht as well as the health of the sea around them. Read More

MHG Insurance Appoints Claudio Cimini as Manager, Marketing and Client Relations

Posted: 12th Mar 2021

Written by: Melissa Soroko

MHG Insurance have announced that Claudio Cimini has joined the company as Manager, Marketing and Client Relations. He will be responsible for broadening MHG’s European footprint in the marine industry and will be based in the company’s office in Hamburg, Germany. Read More

Maritec: Commission Testing Is A Ballast Water System Insurance Policy

Posted: 12th Mar 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

While rules covering commission testing for newbuild ballast water system installations are due in June 2022, Maritec believes shipowners should not be reluctant in carrying out further testing of a system they consider to have already passed stringent tests during the type-approval process. Read More

Teladoc: WYCC Launches New Telemedicine Service

Posted: 1st Mar 2021

Written by: WYCC Insurance

WYCC has reinforced its commitment to health and wellness with its new telemedicine service, which allows users to access the right care without leaving their home or vessel. Read More

Fendering: Which Products Work Where?

Posted: 1st Mar 2021

Written by: Shipyard Supply Co

Transom fenders, as they are commonly known, are now being introduced to other areas of superyachts where they were once not needed, or those spaces even existed. But which type of fender works where? Read More

VAT Scrapped For Foreign Flagged Superyachts Chartering In Thailand

Posted: 24th Feb 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

Following a six-year campaign, it has finally been announced that foreign flagged visiting superyachts will now be welcome to spend the winter seasons in Thai waters, and offer their yachts for charter without having to pay VAT on the value of the vessel. Read More

EYOS & Nansen Polar Expeditions Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted: 24th Feb 2021

Written by: John Cotton

EYOS Expeditions, the world’s foremost provider of private yacht expeditions, and Nansen Polar Expeditions, have joined forces in a strategic alliance combining their collective expertise to introduce a new expedition yacht experience in the polar regions. Read More

PYA Launches Digital Service Record Book

Posted: 23rd Feb 2021

Written by: Professional Yachting Association

The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) has launched its Digital Service Record Book (D-SRB), available to all members and yacht crew who need to have their sea service verified, a service the PYA undertakes on behalf of the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).   Read More

International Marine Networking - Inaugural Event 2 March 2021

Posted: 22nd Feb 2021

Written by: Richard Hagan

International Marine Networking is a new digital networking opportunity that will connect superyacht and marine industry leaders from the US, European and UK markets each week of March followed by a monthly event from April onwards. Read More

Iguana Commissions First Commuter Yacht Tender Powered By 300hp Diesel Outboard

Posted: 17th Feb 2021

Written by: Rachel Bridge

Cox Powertrain has announced that the French amphibious boat builder, Iguana Yachts, has successfully commissioned its first Cox diesel-powered tender for the 142m superyacht, NORD. Read More

Heesen Appoints Friso Visser As New CCO

Posted: 17th Feb 2021

Written by: Sara Gioanola

Heesen Yachts has announced the appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer, Friso Visser, who will lead the sales and marketing team and take responsibility for maintaining the company's global position as a leading Dutch yacht builder. Read More

Yomira: New Superyacht Charter Specialist Offers Bespoke Consultancy Service

Posted: 15th Feb 2021

Written by: Alev Karagulle

Inspired by evolving client expectations and perspectives, the vision of Yomira’s founding partners Neil Hornsby and Amanda Armstrong is a turning point for the future of yacht charter. Read More

Inmarsat Report Guides Superyachts Towards IMO 2021 Cyber Risk Management Compliance

Posted: 12th Feb 2021

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat Research Programme has released a new report outlining how to meet the cyber security responsibilities expected of superyacht owners, managers and captains when the new International Maritime Organization Obligations come into force next year. Read More

YPI CREW Annual Report: The Impacts of Covid-19 on Yacht Recruiting in 2020

Posted: 9th Feb 2021

Written by: Laurence Lewis

Laurence Lewis, the director of YPI CREW talks about the effects Covid-19 has had on yacht recruiting and what predictions can be made for this year, including the positions that experienced the biggest drops and which saw more recruitments. Read More

YachtCloud Launches New Luxury Entertainment App OMNIYON

Posted: 5th Feb 2021

Written by: YachtCloud

OMNIYON is the first app to deliver seamless access to media and comfort control, with clients offered the opportunity to control their luxury environment 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Read More


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