Yachting News

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

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

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

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

Team Italia Marine Joins Rolls-Royce Group

Posted: 3rd Jul 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Team Italia group and Onyx Marine, leaders in bridge integration and ship automation solutions, already strongly present and well positioned in the Italian market, further strengthen their leadership in the yachting market with the entry of technology group Rolls-Royce. Read More

Williams Jet Tenders Appoints In-House Sustainability Expert as Part of its ESG Journey

Posted: 28th Jun 2023

Written by: Olivia Peacock

Williams Jet Tenders, the world’s leading jet tender manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Sarah Moore as its new dedicated Sustainability Specialist – a brand-new role for the brand which further underlines Williams’ commitment to its ESG agenda. Read More

Spencer Ship Monaco Appointed International Export Representative of HCB Yachts

Posted: 28th Jun 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Spencer Ship Monaco, the ideal full services yachting boutique, is thrilled to announce the new agreement as international export developer and representative of HCB Yachts, the industry leader in high class luxury centre console yachts. Read More

BWA Yachting Partners with Sindalah as the Red Sea’s First Superyacht Destination

Posted: 26th Jun 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

BWA Yachting has been announced as the key partner superyacht agency in NEOM. The office will provide services for the world’s most spectacular vessels, as Sindalah becomes the Red Sea’s long awaited first ultra-prime superyacht destination. Read More

MCA Releases Updated Information for Engineering on Board

Posted: 19th Jun 2023

Written by: PYA

The PYA Sea Service team attended the latest IAMI Subgroup meeting for engineering last week together with the MCA, colleges and other training providers that offer MCA engineering training, where some interesting updates were discussed. Read More

Grand Celebration for Benetti’s 150 Year Anniversary

Posted: 19th Jun 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, an emotional Paolo Vitelli, founder of the Azimut|Benetti Group, his daughter Giovanna Vitelli, Chair and CEO Marco Valle, together with company employees, welcomed the local authorities to witness the deep bond with the territory Read More

IGY Marinas Partners with Sindalah to Support Vision of Establishing World-Leading Yachting Division

Posted: 7th Jun 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

IGY Marinas has announced that it is partnering with NEOM, the global development taking shape in northwest Saudi Arabia, to develop and operate the prestigious marina at Sindalah, the giga-project’s luxury island destination. Read More

Zparq Closes Successful EUR 2.5 M Seed Round

Posted: 30th May 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Zparq, the Swedish startup company that develops the world's most compact electric marine motors, has closed a EUR 2.5 M seed round to bring its innovative technology to the market with emission-free marine propulsion and a low CO2-footprint over the whole value chain. Read More

Eden Island Marina Welcomes Yachts to the Seychelles

Posted: 30th May 2023

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The Seychelles' dedicated superyacht facility, Eden Island Marina has been developed in conjunction with the Eden Island luxury residential project. It is located just off the east coast of the main island of Mahé and is linked to the mainland by a 300m bridge. Read More

Mario Cicognani and Karin Paggi Launch Karma Yachting

Posted: 30th May 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

KARMA Yachting, a brokerage company founded by Mario Cicognani and Karin Paggi who have a cumulative experience of 32 years in the purchase, sale and construction of yachts ranging from 30 to 60 metres, is born. Read More

Digital Platform AcqueraPro Launches for Yachts in the Med

Posted: 24th May 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

Following months of painstaking testing and tweaking, the brand-new digital platform created by pioneering yachting agency Acquera Yachting has now been officially launched: AcqueraPro. Read More

Inauguration of the International Yacht Club Antibes

Posted: 24th May 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

The International Yacht Club d’Antibes (IYCA) has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis with the establishment of an ultramodern yacht club associated with a completely renovated superyacht dock. Read More

Cookson Adventures & ICON Yachts: A Shared Vision for Exploration in Yachting

Posted: 18th May 2023

Written by: Tamsin Graham

Cookson Adventures and ICON Yachts have created a short film to highlight a shared vision for expedition yachting and purpose-driven travel, with a greater focus on marine conservation and science in yachting. Read More

Karpaz Gate Marina Awarded Prestigious Platinum Status

Posted: 17th May 2023

Written by: Jules Riegal

Karpaz Gate Marina has been awarded 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). The prestigious accolade is the highest distinction attributed under the renowned global Gold Anchor Scheme marina rating system. Read More


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