Yachting News

Porto Montenegro Achieves First Clean Marina Accreditation in Europe

Posted: 17th Aug 2022

Written by: Helena Hembrow

The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) has announced that the world’s first Platinum status superyacht marina, Porto Montenegro, has been awarded their nationally recognised Clean Marina accreditation. Read More

MarineMax to Acquire IGY Marinas Significantly Expanding Global Marina and Services Businesses

Posted: 10th Aug 2022

Written by: MarineMax

MarineMax Inc has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC, which owns and operates a collection of iconic marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations. Read More

JMS Yachting Opens New Office in Fort Lauderdale

Posted: 8th Aug 2022

Written by: Rachel Fisher

JMS is proud to announce that Rick Thomas has joined JMS Yachting USA. Under the leadership of Rick the new Fort Lauderdale office will cater for the expanding JMS fleet and will deliver independent yacht management to superyachts and owners in the USA. Read More

New Superyacht Marina Launched in Ibiza

Posted: 23rd Jul 2022

Written by: Bert Fowles

Ocean Capital Partners, Island Global Yachting and Grupo Empresas Matutes have signed a temporary agreement to operate a superyacht marina in the Port of Ibiza in the Balearics. Read More

REG and IMO Issue Statements about Fraudulent COC’s

Posted: 20th Jul 2022

Written by: PYA

The Red Ensign Group (REG) and the International Maritime Association (IMO) have issued statements regarding the rumoured fraudulent tickets issued by the Montserrat Yachting Association. Read More

Irish Eco-friendly Apparel Brand OceanЯ Joins Forces with Four Seasons Worldwide

Posted: 15th Jul 2022

Written by: Ursula Brzoska

Based in Cork, Ireland, and founded by keen environmentalist and water-sports obsessive Tom Cotter, eco-friendly fashion company OceanЯ has revealed its latest collaboration with the luxury hotel and resorts brand, Four Seasons. Read More

A Milestone Anniversary for Peters & May Yacht Racing Director

Posted: 15th Jul 2022

Written by: Karen Bartlett

Peters & May Global Director of Operations for Racing, Craig Stanbury is celebrating a momentous twenty-year anniversary with the global marine transport and logistics provider this month. Read More

Apreamare Announces Record Sales and New Investments

Posted: 8th Jul 2022

Written by: Alice Cislaghi

Apreamare – the Sorrentine shipyard led by the Aprea and Pollio families – confirms a superlative season with over 30 sales of the Gozzo 35, the best seller of the range, and the new 27-meter full-custom flagship of the Maestro line. Read More

Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Posted: 6th Jul 2022

Written by: Louise Hall

Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship, a charity run entirely on a voluntary basis which has raised over £3 million and trained over 100 merchant navy officer cadets, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. Read More

Hamble Point Marina Returns to Boat Building Roots with a Sustainable Approach

Posted: 4th Jul 2022

Written by: Susannah Hart

MDL’s Hamble Point Marina, the UK’s central south coast hub of boating, is returning to its boat building roots with new tenants complementing existing onsite marine manufacturing businesses. Read More

Sherbiny Family Acquires Monaco-based Althaus Luxury Yachting

Posted: 4th Jul 2022

Written by: Beatrice Chiardi

Santocedrus Capital, a family office of a Saudi based Sherbiny family, has completed the acquisition of Althaus Luxury Yachting, a Monaco based superyacht brokerage company. Read More

YellowV Expands Range of Unique Inflatable Products as Demand Increases

Posted: 28th Jun 2022

Written by: Nick Tuinenburg

Watersports and inflatable product specialist YellowV has announced new business growth and a significant expansion in its range of innovative equipment. Read More

London P&I Club Strengthens team in Hong Kong Following Growth

Posted: 28th Jun 2022

Written by: Nicolle Bloomfield

Building on strong growth in demand for both Protection and Indemnity (P&I) and a suite of related maritime insurance products in Asia, The London P&I Club has bolstered its leadership team in its Hong Kong office, Read More

AkzoNobel Announces Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as new CEO

Posted: 28th Jun 2022

Written by: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer as of November 1, 2022, succeeding Thierry Vanlancker. Read More

Important Entry Changes into Thailand From July 1

Posted: 28th Jun 2022

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

A new provincial order issued by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has confirmed new eased Covid measures for international arrivals, including visiting yachts, coming into effect as of July 1. Read More

Highfield Boats Triples Factory Space as RIB and Tender Production Continues to Grow

Posted: 28th Jun 2022

Written by: Steve Harrison

Leading aluminium RIB supplier Highfield Boats has released the first images of its brand new production space which steps up the company’s capacity with an additional 17,000 sq metres. Read More

Al Waab Scoops Triple Win at 2022 Design & Innovation Awards

Posted: 24th Jun 2022

Written by: Vripack

Coming in just below the 500 gross-tonne mark, despite a generous length of 55m, the Vripack-designed Al Waab, built by Alia Yachts, challenges the norm and sets new standards. Read More

Sunseeker Takes Home Innovation of the Year Award at 2022 Design & Innovation Awards

Posted: 24th Jun 2022

Written by: Nicola McKenna

Sunseeker is delighted to announce it has won the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the BOAT International Design and Innovation Awards 2022 for its spectacular X-TEND™ system. Read More

Lloyd’s Register Acquires OneOcean in Maritime Growth Strategy Drive

Posted: 22nd Jun 2022

Written by: Lloyd's Register

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a global provider of maritime professional services, has acquired OneOcean, a leading supplier of voyage compliance, safety and environmental solutions, from Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone), a leading European mid-market private equity firm. Read More

Briland Club Marina Appoints New GM to Develop World Class Harbour Island Development

Posted: 22nd Jun 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Kirk Aulin, a long-time Harbour Islander, took over the role following talks with Briland Club owner Michael Wiener, who is developing the 27-acre site into one of the world’s leading lifestyle destinations. Read More

Silent Yachts Becomes Sole Owner of Italian New-Build Shipyard

Posted: 22nd Jun 2022

Written by: Alexander Razinkov

Following the news that Silent Yachts has been restructured as Silent Group, the privately Austrian-owned company is very proud to announce that it is now the sole shareholder of its Italian production site. Read More

New Regulations for those Anchoring in the French Med

Posted: 20th Jun 2022

Written by: Christophe Bourillon

Last Thursday, 16 June, the Prefecture Maritime issued a new regulation regulating the mooring time for ships in the French Med territorial waters. Here is what the PYA has to say. Read More

Pelorus Creates Member Benefits for Holders of Oceanco’s NFTs

Posted: 13th Jun 2022

Written by: Pelorus

Experiential travel and yachting company Pelorus has developed a series of ‘utilities’, or travel experiences, to enhance the launch of superyacht NFTs created by world-class yacht builders Oceanco and superyacht designer Timur Bozca. Read More

Winch Design Creates First Series of NFTs to Aid Ocean Conservation

Posted: 13th Jun 2022

Written by: Winch Design

Winch Design has created its first series of NFTs, with all profits benefitting ocean conservation. The NFT 'Message in a Bottle' is the first in a series of three very distinct visuals and is a message to the wider world about the importance of ocean conservation.
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Clothing Company OCEANR is Removing 1kg of Ocean Waste with Each Purchase

Posted: 10th Jun 2022

Written by: OCEANR

Founded in 2016 by water sports obsessive and keen environmentalist Tom Cotter, OCEANR has been causing a quiet revolution in sustainable fashion since its inception, designing high-end apparel for luxury resorts and superyachts all around the world Read More

Videoworks Grows Worldwide and Expands Offices in Netherlands and US

Posted: 6th Jun 2022

Written by: Ursula Brzoska

With over 25 years of experience and hundreds of innovative audio/video, entertainment, IT, lighting and comfort systems installed on board yachts that sail around the world, Videoworks completes two more important stages in its growth process. Read More

First Digital Logbook for Superyachts Set to Turn the Tide

Posted: 6th Jun 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

L.J Commercial Services, long standing leaders in the production of printed logbooks for superyachts, has launched the first ever cloud-based platform set to revolutionise the market for digital log books. Read More

Williams Jet Tenders Launches New In-house Research and Development Space

Posted: 1st Jun 2022

Written by: Enya Newton

Williams Jet Tenders has invested in excess of £450K in a brand-new research and development space. This follows the company’s announcement in 2021 that it had invested more than £1m in a new state-of-the-art in-house moulding facility and fully equipped boat production unit. Read More

Karpaz Gate Marina Reveals Expansion and New Benefits for Owners

Posted: 25th May 2022

Written by: Jules Riegal

Karpaz Gate Marina, the first international standard marina resort in North Cyprus, has announced the expansion of its facilities to offer new benefits for boat owners this season. Read More

MB92 Releases Second Sustainability Report

Posted: 25th May 2022

Written by: Júlia Quintana

MB92, the world leading superyacht refit, repair and maintenance group, has released its second sustainability report, assessing the options that could help the existing fleet of over 6,000 superyachts reduce its significant carbon footprint. Read More


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