Yachting News

Boat Builder Awards Winners Announced

Posted: 20th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine, praised 36 shortlisted companies and named eight winners last night in a dramatic black and gold themed night within the amphitheatre of Amsterd... Read More

2019 DAME Award Winners Announced

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Birgit Schnaase, Chair of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2019 at the commencement of the METSTRADE show this morning to the U SAFE self-propelled lifebuoy. Winners were named in all categories and 17 received Speci... Read More

On the Agenda for e3

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Written by: Roger Horner

From appearances at METSTRADE this week to the latest yacht to adopt Kymeta flat panels, here is the latest news coming from the superstar team at e3. Read More

Inmarsat Introduces Yachting and Passenger Portfolio at METSTRADE

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

On its METSTRADE debut, Inmarsat, the world leader in mobile satellite communications, is introducing its unique capabilities to deliver reliable and flexible connectivity globally for superyachts and yachts with its new Yachting ... Read More

Inmarsat to Launch first of Eight New Satellites

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, begins an intensive four-year programme of satellite launches this week, expanding its Global Xpress (GX) network both in coverage and capacity. Read More

Superyacht Arrested Following Maternity Pay Claim

Posted: 14th Nov 2019

Written by: Nautilus

A Nautilus member and master is seeking damages for her employer's non-payment of maternity entitlements and breach of contract. The Union is funding the case on behalf of the member, which has resulted in the UK-flagged superyach... Read More

YPY Monaco to Hold Yacht Sales Litigation Seminar

Posted: 13th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Most of you are aware of the MYBA Sales contract and the steps from signature to completion, but how many of you know what may happen and what to do during a litigation on a sale? That’s what will be discussed at YPY Monaco’s next... Read More

La Ciotat Shipyards Enlists Matière and Bardex to Build Future Shiplift

Posted: 12th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

La Ciotat Shipyards has announced that it has awarded the design-build contract for future shiplift for mega-yachts to a partnership between the French company Matière and the US corporation Bardex Corp. Read More

House Films Launches New Yachting Lifestyle Show in China

Posted: 12th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

With a class of millionaires predicted to exceed 20 million by the mid-2020s and an average of two new billionaires coming online each month, on the surface China would appear ideally suited to become a leading superyacht market. ... Read More

Superyacht Placed ‘Under Arrest’ at FLIBS 2019

Posted: 8th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

What should be a few days of basking in the awe of impressive superyachts ended in disaster for one owner whose vessel was seized at the end of FLIBS 2019 after federal authorities in Florida placed his $3.4 million yacht ‘under a... Read More

Taiwan Trade Conference Draws Industry Leaders during FLIBS

Posted: 8th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) shared information highlighting the growth of Taiwan's yachting industry and related manufacturing sectors and updates on the 2020 Taiwan International Boat Show at an informa... Read More

Inmarsat Steps up Presence with METSTRADE Debut

Posted: 8th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Inmarsat, the world leader in mobile satellite communications, will exhibit at METSTRADE this year for the first time as it continues to strengthen its presence in the superyacht sector. Read More

2019 Yacht Management Captain of the Year Announced

Posted: 7th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Fraser, the world’s leading full-service yachting company, announced the winner of the fifth Yacht Management Captain of the Year Award at the 60th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with the award presented at the annual Fr... Read More

Marigot Bay Marina Looking Forward to Bumper Yachting Season

Posted: 5th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Long a haven for international super yachts, Marigot Bay Marina on the scenic eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is anticipating a busy 2019/2020 season with the number of visiting yachts expected to top previous seasons. Read More

ChartCo and Marine Press Merge to Create OneOcean

Posted: 1st Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

ChartCo and Marine Press, both leaders in global digital navigation solutions, have announced their merger, resulting in the creation of a new, world-leading company called OneOcean which will offer the largest range of navigation... Read More

La Ciotat Set to Initiate a New Maritime Cluster

Posted: 1st Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

This week, La Ciotat Shipyards organized a professional roundtable discussion regarding the creation of an industrial cluster for the trades of maintenance, repair and conversion of large yachts as possible first steps towards the... Read More

New Inmarsat Connectivity Report Highlights Cyber Threats

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, is reaffirming its commitment to safeguard the on-board systems of the superyacht fleet after new research revealed that more than 80 per cent of superyacht pr... Read More

Simpson Spence Young Partners with Tech Firm Signal Ocean

Posted: 28th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

International shipbroker Simpson Spence Young and Signal Ocean Ltd have just announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership as investors to work together to bring high-impact technology solutions to the commercial s... Read More

Yacht Carbon Offset Appoints New Managing Director

Posted: 25th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Yacht Carbon Offset, provider of a fully-documented service for those who own and enjoy the world’s leading superyachts, has announced the appointment of Rachel Goult as the company’s new Managing Director with immediate effect. Read More

New Transport Figures show Australian Boat Exports are Buoyant

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Brisbane-based Aurora Global Logistics has reported a healthy summer forecast for Australian boat manufacturers exporting to the US and Europe, driven by an appetite for Australian quality, ingenuity and value, thanks to the extre... Read More

Dometic to Showcase Entire Marine Portfolio at METSTRADE

Posted: 23rd Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Following the integration of acquired companies SeaStar Solutions and Dometic Blinds (formerly Oceanair), Domestic Group has announced it will showcase its entire marine portfolio including SeaStar Solutions and (formerly Oceanair... Read More

Ferretti Group Withdraws IPO

Posted: 21st Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Despite strong sales results and reported investor interest in an IPO offering 30% of the Italian yacht builder’s shares, the Ferretti Group decided to pull the plug on the public listing in the final hours of the offer period cit... Read More

Visa-On-Arrival into Myanmar Offered to Six More Countries

Posted: 21st Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Located off the coast of southern Myanmar, the Mergui Archipelago has been off-limits to visitors for decades. However the government has now introduced new regulations to facilitate easier access for foreign tourists and arriving... Read More

SYTT Launches new Refit Service

Posted: 18th Oct 2019

Written by: Josh Richardson

With winter on the horizon and yachts entering refit season, Superyacht Tenders and Toys has announced the launch of SYTT Refit - a fully-managed tender refit service based in the UK offering a complete one-stop-shop catering for ... Read More

Ferretti Group’s Convergence 2019 Heads to Vegas

Posted: 17th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

For once, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas as Ferretti Group has announced that its conference for captains and crew, Convergence, will take place among the bright lights of the American city from 22nd to 25th October. Read More

Global Superyacht Expert Scott Zebny Joins Doyle Sails

Posted: 16th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The Doyle Sails group has appointed highly-regarded superyacht expert Scott Zebny as Global Superyacht Sales Manager and Partner in Doyle Sails Palma. Scott joins the company after 33 years as one of the lead superyacht specialist... Read More

C4C Launches Yacht Goods Donation Program

Posted: 16th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The Chances for Children Foundation, a charity that sponsors orphaned Ugandan children in Kampala, has recently launched the Yacht Goods Donation Program to help disadvantaged kids In Uganda. Here’s all you need to know and how yo... Read More

UK Maritime Minister Snubs Safety Funding Request

Posted: 15th Oct 2019

Written by: Nautilus

Maritime minister Nusrat Ghani has recently rejected an industry request to reinstate government funding for the UK's Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP), forcing it to continue to operate on charitable gra... Read More

Water Revolution Foundation Pushes Forward

Posted: 11th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Earlier this year, Water Revolution Foundation announced its first nine anchor partners and since then, the non-profit organization has been pushing forward with numerous activities to work on neutralising the ecological footprint... Read More

IGY Marinas Partners with Navy Beach

Posted: 10th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

IGY Marinas has just announced a partnership with Navy Beach, the seaside culinary gem beloved by those ‘in the know’ in the Hamptons and beyond, to expand into IGY’s luxury Caribbean superyacht destinations at Yacht Haven Grande,... Read More

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