Yachting News

Flat Rate VAT Reduction on Charters Allowed Again in France

Posted: 1st Apr 2020

Written by: ECPY

The provisions of the BOFIP as of 29 January 2020, which put an end to the flat-rate VAT reduction system, has been cancelled this morning by a new BOFIP ref 30 March 2020, which allows the flat-rate reduction, applicable under the former BOFIP, to apply after 31 March 2020. Read More

Denison Yachting Launches Virtual Boat Show on 27 March

Posted: 26th Mar 2020

Written by: Danny Grant

Denison Yachting has announced the launch of "A Boat Show From Your Couch," a friendly and safe way to experience a boat show in a time of social distancing. Denison has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Urges Countries to Treat Seafarers as Key Transport Workers

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands, one of the world’s largest maritime registries, encourages countries to recognise and protect seafarers as key transport workers amid restrictions around the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Travel Ban to French Polynesia and Rapatriation

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Faced with the intensity of the health crisis we are currently experiencing, the authorities of French Polynesia have decided to suspend access to the territory for all non-residents of French Polynesia. Read More

The Crew Coach Slashes Prices on Online Counselling Services

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

Following a recent poll on social media, it appears that the majority of The Crew Coach community are in self-isolation/quarantine and are very concerned about their futures and for their family back home. Read More

Finalists of the Ocean Awards 2020 Announced

Posted: 19th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Held in partnership with Blue Marine Foundation, one of the UK’s leading ocean conservation charities, the Ocean Awards recognises and rewards those that share our commitment to fixing the largest solvable problem on the planet – the crisis in our oceans. Read More

Coronavirus Marine Update

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: David Robinson

In an effort to keep the industry up-to-date on the impact of Covid-19 on marine businesses and events throughout the world, OnboardOnline will be bringing you a concise digest of announcements by region as they are announced. Read More

New 2020 VAT Rules to Impact Yacht Charter Industry in the Med

Posted: 12th Mar 2020

Written by: Michelle Barberi

As a result of the European Commission’s action against the simplified VAT structures on short-term yacht charter adopted by countries such as Italy, France, Malta and Cyprus, this year’s Mediterranean charters will face some radical VAT changes. Read More

Yanmar Announces Partnership with April Marine in France

Posted: 12th Mar 2020

Written by: Rozemarijn Loffelt

Yanmar Marine International has signed a new partnership with boating insurance and financing specialist April Marine to offer affordable payment options to leisure customers buying Yanmar engines in France. Read More

Billion Dollar Forecast for Superyachts in Brisbane

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Jeni Bone

Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, the premier facility in south-east Queensland, has congratulated the Queensland state government for its foresight and investment in the Australian superyacht infrastructure. Read More

Evolution Yachting Opens Four New International Offices

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting has announced that the company has taken the next step in its global expansion programme with the opening of new offices in four new countries: Albania, Croatia, Sardinia and Turkey. The openings will see the head count rise to 130 employees working across the organisation. Read More

Luxury Hospitality Accredits Three New Trainers Under the GUEST Program

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The leading experts in 7-star hospitality training for superyacht crew continue to cement their reputation for supplying the most comprehensive service and leadership development courses in the industry by accrediting three more trainers under the prestigious GUEST Program. Read More

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Enables Worldwide Transmission of Deep Sea Images

Posted: 10th Mar 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the world’s leading maritime broadband service, has once more been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images captured by the deep ocean research institute Nekton from the floor of the Indian Ocean to be transmitted to audiences worldwide. Read More

Nominees Announced for World Superyacht Awards 2020

Posted: 10th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Each year the World Superyacht Awards recognise the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts from across the globe. Now in its 15th edition, this year’s nominees represent the biggest and best yachts out on the seas. Read More

New Luxury Bed Linen, Towels and Loungewear from The Linen Basket

Posted: 4th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

With the start of the Mediterranean yachting season on the horizon, chief stews will be busy reviewing inventories and preparing lists to ensure each and every charter exceeds client expectations. When it comes to bed linen, towels and loungewear, look no further than The Linen Basket. Read More

SYTT Appointed Global Superyacht Partner for Avon Electric Jet Tenders

Posted: 3rd Mar 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

Award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of Avon Electric Jet Tenders, whose Avon eJET 450 is the world’s first electric jet tender that does not compromise on performance. Read More

Yanmar Marine International Appoints New President

Posted: 3rd Mar 2020

Written by: Rozemarijn Loffelt

Yanmar has announced the appointment of Taro Kitamura as the new President of Yanmar Marine International (YMI) and head of Yanmar’s Recreational Marine Business Unit. The company veteran will replace current YMI President Shiori Nagata, who has been promoted within Yanmar Holdings Co. Ltd. Read More

Shipyard Supply Co Expands Team with New Project Assistant

Posted: 2nd Mar 2020

Written by: Helen Porter

Having recently launched its own range of superyacht deck equipment, Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) continues to show strong growth and has welcomed Adam Hunkin as a project assistant to focus on the superyacht procurement and sales side of the business, as well as providing admin support. Read More

LeVen Scoops Award for Best New Series

Posted: 27th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Earning no less than four nominations at the 2020 Boat International Design & Innovations Awards this year, Vripack’s 28m LeVen 90 brought forward-thinking design home to Holland by winning the hotly contested award for Best New Series. Read More

SYTT Appointed as Global Superyacht Partner for Invincible Boats

Posted: 26th Feb 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

The award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of US built Invincible Boats, which offers a range of outboard driven sports fishing models from 33 to 42 feet.
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Yacht Marina @ Crossroads Opens On The Maldives Riviera

Posted: 26th Feb 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Famous for its exotic atolls, lush tropic jungle and gleaming white sands, the Maldives is a destination that is growing in popularity among luxury yacht visitors. Now, an exciting new marina has opened at the new Crossroads Maldives, a world-class lifestyle and leisure destination. Read More

IGY Announces the Addition of St Katharine Docks Marina London

Posted: 25th Feb 2020

Written by: Bert Fowles

Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) has just announced the continued expansion of its global marina destination network with the addition of St. Katharine Docks Marina (SKD Marina), London, England. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Flagged Seven Seas Splendor Sets a New Standard

Posted: 25th Feb 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

The Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Splendor™ sets a new standard as it sets sail this week from PortMiami. In addition to the highest standard of luxury available on the water, the vessel is also the first newbuild cruise vessel to be delivered from the shipyard by a female Master.
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Acquera Yachting Launches New Brand Identity

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Stefano Tositti, CEO of Acquera Group, has announced today (20th February 2020) that the company has renamed the yachting division, which was previously called Acquera Yachting, to Evolution Yachting, and has launched a brand-new visual identity with immediate effect. Read More

CRN Achieves IMO Tier III Certification for a Megayacht

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

CRN is the first shipyard in Italy to receive IMO Tier III certification for the CRN M/Y 137, a soon-to-be-delivered fully custom steel and aluminium 62- metre megayacht. This success is a well-earned reward for an industrial strategy firmly centred on sustainable development. Read More

The Boat Works’ New Superyacht Yard Now Open for Business

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Jeni Bone

The Boat Works’ new superyacht yard has rolled out the blue carpet for visiting vessels and is now open for business. Over the past two weeks, the state-of-the-art new yard has already welcomed some of the region’s premium vessels over 30 metres for refit, repairs and maintenance. Read More

METSTRADE Show Director Irene Dros Takes on New Challenges

Posted: 19th Feb 2020

Written by: Petra Ijmker

Having organised the most successful METSTRADE to date last November, the show’s director Irene Dros has now chosen to seek a new challenge in her career. During her 18 years at the helm, METSTRADE has become globally recognised as the number one meeting point for the leisure marine industry. Read More

ACREW and IGY Marinas Host the 5th Caribbean Crewfest

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Corinna Blanke

ACREW and IGY Marinas hosted the 5th anniversary of Caribbean Crewfest at IGY Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St Thomas last month – an event that was a full success with 18 superyachts represented throughout the four-day event. Read More

SYTT Appointed as Global Partner for Taiga Motors’ Orca Electric Watercraft

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

The award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of Taiga Orca electric watercraft, which boast an amazing 104kph top speed, a two-hour range and need zero maintenance making them ideal for superyachts. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Has Been Moved to EU White List

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: James Myazoe

At the European Union (EU) Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels this morning, it was announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is now considered “white-listed” by the ECOFIN after receiving a largely compliant rating. Read More

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