Yachting News

World-leading Brisbane Shipyard Expansion wins Council Approval

Posted: 22nd Apr 2022

Written by: Jeni Bone

Brisbane is a major step closer to becoming the Asia Pacific region’s premier superyacht destination and a more strategic location for defense and commercial vessels after Rivergate Marina and Shipyard gained approval for a $200 million expansion. Read More

VTT SenseWay Launches ZediSense to Enhance Guest Safety & Energy Efficiency

Posted: 20th Apr 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

For the first time ever, ZediSense developed by technology company VTT SenseWay delivers discreet, real-time data about customers’ physical presence in a room or space without the use of cameras. Read More

Considerations for Captains and Crew of Sanctioned Yachts

Posted: 13th Apr 2022

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

During YARE 2022, a rep from the marine insurance industry stated that P&I coverage would cease from the moment the yacht was sanctioned. The categories of immediate concern will be life, injury and illness of crew, passengers and other persons; crew repatriation; and pollution. Read More

IYB launches a new Red Ensign with the Maritime Authority of Jamaica

Posted: 13th Apr 2022

Written by: International Yacht Bureau

International Yacht Bureau (IYB) assisted the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) with its official launch of its new red ensign. Jamaica now joins several other countries that fly a red civil ensign. Read More

EPE and ERMA FIRST Accelerate Ambitious Growth Strategy

Posted: 6th Apr 2022

Written by: Alex Wood

Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE), and their sister company, industry-leading ballast water treatment specialists ERMA FIRST, have pushed forward plans to diversify product ranges and services. Read More

ISYL Foundation and the Azimut|Benetti Group Band Together for Training

Posted: 6th Apr 2022

Written by: Barbara Pieroni

The Azimut|Benetti Group has signed, with ISYL, a new protocol with the dual objective of facilitating the entry of young people into the world of employment through a strengthened inclusion of the ITS/ISYL system in the industrial processes of yachting. Read More

Northrop & Johnson Acquires Superyacht Management Company SYM

Posted: 6th Apr 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

Northrop & Johnson has acquired Med-based Superyacht Management Company SYM, expanding its growing portfolio of superyacht services and transforming the company into a full-service brokerage covering every aspect of superyacht ownership. Read More

Cornish Charity Sea Sanctuary Announces Tall Ship Irene as its Newest Team Member

Posted: 6th Apr 2022

Written by: Natalie Trice

Sea Sanctuary, a mental health charity based in Cornwall and one of the world’s leading advocates of blue health, will welcome its latest team member Irene, a stunning, 100-foot, historic tall ship, into Falmouth on 7th April. Read More

YPI Crew’s 2022 Salary Report Revealed

Posted: 6th Apr 2022

Written by: YPI Crew

YPI CREW, the leading authority in yacht crew recruitment, has released its 2022 Yacht Crew Salary Report, providing in-depth and up-to-date salary analysis.
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MB92 Group Appoints Jean-Marc Bollinger as new CEO

Posted: 4th Apr 2022

Written by: Júlia Quintana

MB92, the world leading superyacht refit, repair and maintenance group, announced today that it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Jean-Marc Bolinger as Group CEO. Read More

The YC Interiors Superyacht Chef Competition is Back

Posted: 30th Mar 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

YC Interiors by Yacht Chandlers is joining forces with Bluewater to serve up the long-awaited return of the Superyacht Chef Competition, and this year's event promises to be more prestigious and high-octane than ever before. Read More

Gulf Craft and Porto Montenegro Announce Complimentary Berthing for New Owners

Posted: 25th Mar 2022

Written by: Gloria Belloni

In a newly announced collaboration unprecedented in the marine industry, Porto Montenegro and Gulf Craft have joined forces to offer complimentary home port berthing for owners who choose to base their Gulf Craft yachts in Porto Montenegro. Read More

Buddha-Bar Beach at Porto Montenegro

Posted: 25th Mar 2022

Written by: Danilo Kalezic

Porto Montenegro, luxury residential village and renowned superyacht marina, unveils a new dining and entertainment destination this May. Read More

GMBA Meeting Focuses on Key Areas Affecting the Industry

Posted: 23rd Mar 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

GMBA held its first face-to-face meeting at the prestigious Real Club Nautico de Palma de Mallorca Yacht Club on 14-16 March 2022. Over the two days, a number of key issues affecting the recreational marine sector were raised and discussed in depth. Read More

St Julian’s Maritime Finance Expands its Services

Posted: 23rd Mar 2022

Written by: Emilis Remeikis

St Julian’s Maritime Finance Limited, a European yacht leasing company, has announced that it has been approved and licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as a non-banking financial institution. Read More

Acquera Group Partners with Venetian Heritage

Posted: 16th Mar 2022

Written by: Anella Alcott

Acquera Group, that owns Acquera Yachting and Acquera Experience. announces its partnership with the prestigious non-profit organisation Venetian Heritage, which strives to increase awareness of Venetian art in Italy and in those areas once part of the Republic of Venice. Read More

Lizard Yacht Service to Provide New Superyacht Service Centre in Med

Posted: 16th Mar 2022

Written by: Lynn File

Lizard Yacht Service has signed an agreement for a new superyacht service centre in Palma, covering the Mediterranean and the South of France. Read More

Superyacht Hub of the South Pacific Welcomes Back Yachts

Posted: 16th Mar 2022

Written by: Isla McKechnie

Jacinda Ardern announced the dropping of border restrictions in New Zealand, meaning international visitors from visa waiver countries, will be able to arrive on its shores from May 1 without any isolation requirements.

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Cloud Yachts Lists 95M Dollar NFT Superyacht Project Metaverse

Posted: 9th Mar 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

Cloud Yachts welcomes Alex Clarke, one of the world's top superyacht brokers, into the metaverse by offering clients augmented reality technology to build their new superyacht. Read More

OneWater Marine Reaches Agreement to Acquire Denison Yachting

Posted: 2nd Mar 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

OneWater Marine Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Denison Yachting, which will expand the company’s presence into the superyacht category and ancillary yacht service offerings, in addition to yacht brokerage and new boat sales. Read More

IGY and Fayat Awarded the Vieux-Port de Cannes Concession

Posted: 23rd Feb 2022

Written by: Kay Mellinger

Marina du Vieux-Port de Cannes SAS, whose shareholders are Island Global Yachting (IGY), and the French construction group Fayat, have signed a 30-year concession agreement with the City of Cannes to operate, enhance and modernise the Vieux-Port de Cannes. Read More

2022: A New Era for Port Vauban

Posted: 16th Feb 2022

Written by: Olivia Gordon-Bourcart

Both authentic and innovative, Port Vauban combines modernity and heritage. It is now engaged in a vast transformation program that will consolidate its position as the leading yachting centre in the Mediterranean. Read More

An Overview of the Key Numbers in the Yacht Crew Recruitment Market

Posted: 16th Feb 2022

Written by: YPI Crew

YPI CREW, a leading yacht crew recruiter, is pleased to announce the release of its annual YPI Crew Report 2021, which gives an overview of key figures in the yacht crew recruitment market. Read More

Lizard Yacht Service wins European Rights for Environment Friendly Filter System

Posted: 15th Feb 2022

Written by: Lynn File

Lizard Yacht Service has announced that it has been appointed sole European distributor for the SeaClean System, which is designed to remove harmful particulates from marine diesel generator exhaust. Read More

Malaga San Andres Marina Joins IGY Global Network

Posted: 9th Feb 2022

Written by: IGY Marinas

The team of Marina Málaga SAN, Ocean Capital Partners and Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) have been awarded a 50-year concession to develop and operate Málaga San Andres Marina. Due for completion in 2024, the marina will offer 600 berths for vessels up to 60m. Read More

Quay Crew and The Crew Academy to Deliver Senior Leadership Course

Posted: 2nd Feb 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

Superyacht recruitment specialist, Tim Clarke, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker on the industry-renowned Command & Senior Leadership Course delivered by The Crew Academy. Read More

Last Call for Luxury Hospitality Leadership Training in Monaco from 8-11 March!

Posted: 2nd Feb 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

With little over a month to go until Luxury Hospitality’s first Leadership Training course in collaboration with La Belle Classe Academy at Yacht Cub de Monaco, there are still a few registrations remaining for interested crew. Read More

New French Anchorage Agreement Announced

Posted: 28th Jan 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

The PYA has sign a new anchorage agreement with the French Minister of the Seas and the President of the French Riviera region. This comes after multiple discussions over the last 12 months between yachting associations and French administrations. Read More

New Dockendo App for Superyacht Crew Launches

Posted: 28th Jan 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

Dockendo, a new app that acts as a unique digital job platform for the superyacht industry has been launched. Instead of visiting crewing agencies and marinas to give paper CVs by hand, Dockendo provides a new and modern way for crew to apply for superyacht positions. Read More

MB92 La Ciotat Appoints Joe Degabriele as Senior Business Development Manager

Posted: 21st Jan 2022

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 La Ciotat, France’s leading superyacht refit shipyard, announced today the appointment of Joe Degabriele as Senior Business Development Manager whose main area of focus will be the commercial development of the new 4300t shiplift, due for delivery in September 2022. Read More


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