Yachting News

Inmarsat and Vikand Host Demonstration of 24/7 Telemedicine Service

Posted: 28th Jul 2021

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, and VIKAND, an Inmarsat partner that specialises in the provision of medical services for the maritime sector, held an event to demonstrate company’s 24/7 telemedicine service. Read More

Infringement on Posidonia Regulations - French Mediterranean

Posted: 16th Jul 2021

Written by: PYA

The PYA is actively involved with the French Prefecture Maritime (PREMAR) to try to develop alternative solutions to the Posidonia Anchoring regulation, which has considerably restricted mooring locations for yachts on the Riviera. Read More

First Stage of Development at Orams Marine Complete

Posted: 8th Jul 2021

Written by: Isla McKechnie

The first stage of an extensive development at Orams Marine is complete, marking the
culmination of a project years in the making.
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Thailand Travel News: Phuket and Koh Samui Reopenings

Posted: 8th Jul 2021

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The launch of the Phuket Sandbox programme that began July 1 signaled the beginning of Thailand’s tourism revitalisation, and following Phuket’s reopening will be the Samui Plus model, with registration for entering Thailand under the slated reopening scheme planned to open this week and start July 15. Read More

RMI Earns Top Three Ranking on Paris MoU White List

Posted: 2nd Jul 2021

Written by: Bill Lines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) achieved a ranking in the top three on the white list of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as reflected in the Paris MoU’s Annual Port State Control Report, released 1 July 2021. Read More

RX France To Continue Managing Cannes Yachting Festival

Posted: 2nd Jul 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

A Paris Court of Appeal ruled that RX France (previously Reed Expositions France) continue to manage the Cannes Yachting Festival until 2041. The decision comes after some five years of legal proceedings initiated by the French Boating Industry Federation. Read More

Dockside.ai to Open Fifth Office in Palma

Posted: 1st Jul 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Premier Dutch yachting agency Dockside.ai today announces the opening of a new office in Palma expanding its capabilities in the Mediterranean to provide shore support, operational yacht management, brokerage and crew resources for yachts over 30m. Read More

Yacht Lady Amanda now Accepts Bitcoin for Charter Fees

Posted: 30th Jun 2021

Written by: Sarah Mackenzie

West Nautical is proud to announce that one of its charter central agencies, M/Y Lady Amanda, is now accepting Bitcoin as payment for charter fees.
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New Mobile App Offers Seafarers Offline Access to ISWAN’s 24-hour Support

Posted: 30th Jun 2021

Written by: Jo Mason

ISWAN, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network, has joined forces with The Shipowners’ Club to launch a new app, ISWAN for Seafarers, providing crew with instant access to their free, confidential, international helplines. Read More

Globally Recognised DAME Awards Open For Entries

Posted: 19th Jun 2021

Written by: Sandra Huijbregts

Entries have now opened for the long-awaited 30th edition of the DAME Awards. Participation is open to manufacturers and authorised suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at the in-person METSTRADE 2021 show in RAI Amsterdam. Entries close on 17 September 2021. Read More

AkzoNobel’s Yacht Coatings Business Partners with the Water Revolution Foundation

Posted: 16th Jun 2021

Written by: Anthony Fernandes

Creating a more sustainable yacht industry and helping to protect the world’s oceans are the main goals driving a new partnership between AkzoNobel’s Yacht Coatings business and the Water Revolution Foundation.
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EYOS Announces Single Cabin ‘Land of Fire & Ice’ Expedition This Summer on Hanse Explorer

Posted: 11th Jun 2021

Written by: John Cotton

EYOS Expeditions has announced its latest per cabin charter expedition from 3rd -10th July 2021, departing from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, then cruising through the nation’s wild northwest coast, before ending in Akureyri (additional dates available on request). Read More

YachtCloud Launches New GEST Webshop and Online Configurator

Posted: 2nd Jun 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Dutch luxury technology company YachtCloud has announced the launch of the GEST webshop. Revealed in tandem with a fresh new website design and unique online configurator, it allows clients to purchase the entire GEST service call system online for a smoother and more efficient purchase process. Read More

Pelorus Opens Office in the USA

Posted: 24th May 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Drawn to sunnier climes and an adventurous lifestyle, Pelorus Co-Founder Jimmy Carroll will be permanently relocating to the USA where he is positioned perfectly to continue building on top-class expertise. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Recognised for 17 Years of Quality Operations

Posted: 19th May 2021

Written by: Bill Lines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is pleased to be recognised for an unparalleled 17 consecutive years on the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) QUALSHIP 21 roster. Read More

Superyacht Tenders & Toys Expands With EU Office in Monaco

Posted: 18th May 2021

Written by: Ally Ford

This month, Queen’s Award winner Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) has announced the opening of its new premises in the heart of Monaco. The move comes in response to rising consumer demand and the expanse of their presence within the EU. Read More

From the Helm: DYT to the Rescue

Posted: 16th May 2021

Written by: Julia Zaltzman

Though travel restrictions and quarantine requirements have changed where and how owners have enjoyed their yachts, for most, the myriad positives of being aboard have far outweighed the negatives. For Captain Maria Grazia Franco, calling upon DYT has become a necessity. Read More

Lifting of Covid-19 Restrictions in the Med

Posted: 10th May 2021

Written by: ECPY

As travel restrictions are starting to be lifted in France and throughout Europe, ECPY has made a summary of the remaining restrictions in the most important Europe and Mediterranean yachting destinations. Read More

Genoa Superyacht Hub Project Launches

Posted: 10th May 2021

Written by: Marcela de Kern Royer

Already among the main destinations for super and megayachts in the Mediterranean, Genoa has further strengthened its leadership by investing in urban transformation and new infrastructures for hosting and managing large yachts. Read More

YATCO Announces Significant Q1 Growth Results

Posted: 7th May 2021

Written by: Lisbet Castillo

YATCO has been growing at a rapid rate digitally, as well as through partnerships and within its marketing division. YATCO.com has seen a 20 per cent increase in traffic and in new visitors, with a 63 per cent increase in consumer leads for its esteemed professional customer base. Read More

Beluga Crowned Yacht of the Year

Posted: 7th May 2021

Written by: Ocean Alliance

MY Beluga has been crowned 'Yacht of the Year' in the inaugural Ocean Awards for 2021. The award is recognition of Beluga’s owner and crew’s efforts to survey and protect the marine ecosystem as part of the Great Reef Census. Read More

Briland Club Selects IGY to Manage Superyacht Marina on Harbour Island

Posted: 5th May 2021

Written by: Kay Mellinger

The world’s only global superyacht marina company, Island Global Yachting (IGY), is thrilled to announce it has been selected by Briland Club to manage their superyacht marina project on Harbour Island in The Bahamas. Read More

Understanding Crew Retention: Impact Crew Survey

Posted: 5th May 2021

Written by: Karen Passman

Crew turnover is still a significant problem in the superyacht industry and, to gain a better understanding of the issues, Impact Crew has joined forces with a number of stakeholders asking crew to take a short, anonymous survey. Read More

IGY and OCP Commence Development of New Superyacht Marina in Málaga

Posted: 30th Apr 2021

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY and OCP are pleased to announce the commencement of construction work to develop IGY Marina Málaga, that will offer superyachts convenient, state of the art berthing in the centre of one of Spain’s most vibrant cities. Read More

Yacht Haven Grande Miami Becomes First Marine FTZ in Miami-Dade County

Posted: 28th Apr 2021

Written by: Gili Wojnowich

IGY is proud to announce that Yacht Haven Grande-Miami at Island Gardens has been unveiled as the first and only designated Marine Foreign Trade Zone in Miami-Dade County. Read More

ISS Appoints Porto Montenegro’s Marina Director Tony Browne to Board of Directors

Posted: 21st Apr 2021

Written by: Daisy Beech

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced the appointment of Tony Browne to its prestigious board of directors, who has over 10 years onboard experience. Read More

MSN 1905: Everything you Need to Know

Posted: 21st Apr 2021

Written by: Luc Hill

In March 2021, MSN 1905 was introduced, the first major update of its kind since MSN 1768 in 1995. A new regulation set out by The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), it details the minimum requirements for medical stores on board vessels. Read More

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


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