Yachting News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shipyard Supply Co Hover Chocks - a lot less bother with a hover!

Posted: 1st Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Storage of tenders on board has always been a compromise between the guest area, stowage space and crane location, until now with the launch of SSCo’s hover chock, designed and developed by ex-yacht crew for yacht crew. 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

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

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

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

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