Yachting News

Inmarsat Launches 2020 Superyacht Connectivity Report

Posted: 30th Nov 2020

Written by: Mark Warner

The new Inmarsat Superyacht Connectivity Report, focusing on use of on-board satellite communications, confirms increasing reliance on VSAT connectivity and spend by superyacht professionals is expected over the next five years. Read More

New 24-hour Helpline Launched for Professional Yacht Crew

Posted: 24th Nov 2020

Written by: Caitlin Vaughan

From today, professional yacht crew anywhere in the world will be able to access 24-hour support via Yacht Crew Help, a new helpline launched by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). Read More

Evolution Yachting Opens Porto Mirabello Office

Posted: 24th Nov 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting have announced the opening of a new office in Porto Mirabello in Italy. The decision reinforces the company’s commitment to expand their Italian operation and footprint across Italian yachting destinations - an important step in the execution of their growth strategy. Read More

Super Yacht Group Welcomes new Executive Team

Posted: 20th Nov 2020

Written by: Joanne Drake

Super Yacht Group has assembled a new team to guide it through turbulent waters as it comes of age in 2021. Longtime member of The Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef Kathleen Ferguson was voted in as chairwoman at the annual general meeting, taking over from life member Carrie Carter. Read More

Covipedia: The Latest Updates in Europe

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With the restrictions across Europe changing literally on a day to day basis, it's important to stay in the know. Evolution Yachting has been providing much needed regular updates allow you to remain informed and up to date with what is going on. Here's the latest across Europe. Read More

Drydocks World to Create Maritime Hub in Montenegro

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: Danilo Kalezic

Drydocks World Dubai, a leading provider of yacht maintenance and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, joins Consortium - to transform the Bijela Shipyard in Montenegro into a world-class superyacht service, maintenance, repair and refit facility. Read More

ISWAN Launches Online Maritime Mental Health Awareness Training

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: Caitlin Vaughan

ISWAN's Mental Health Awareness Training for the maritime industry has been adapted in order to deliver it online for yachting professionals. The course, available from December, provides an understanding of mental health, including recognising signs of problems onboard. Read More

Reintroducing Moravia Yachting

Posted: 17th Nov 2020

Written by: Moravia Yachting

Hill Robinson has announced the relaunch of heritage brand Moravia Yachting. Acquired in 2017, the new-look will expand Hill Robinson’s highly specialised mix of services to help their clients make investment choices on all aspects of yacht acquisition, construction, sale and charter. Read More

Covipedia: Latest Restrictions in Italy

Posted: 16th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

It has been announced by the Italian government that a number of regions have now entered red and orange zones and face a number of new restrictions. The affected areas include Campania & Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia & Marche. Read More

Ocean Alliance leads World First Project: Superyachts for the Great Reef Census

Posted: 13th Nov 2020

Written by: Jo Howard

Ocean Alliance announces their collaboration with conservation organisation, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. Taking part in the Great Reef Census, superyachts will contribute to vital research while discovering this Natural Wonder of the World in a truly unique way.

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New VAT Rules on Yacht Charters in France

Posted: 10th Nov 2020

Written by: Janet Xanthopoulos

The French Tax Authorities surprised the whole yachting industry in France by publishing a new tax bulletin last Friday, with retroactive effect from 1 November, which affects the way VAT on short and long term charters/leases is calculated. Read More

RSY Improve Facilities for Superyachts Over 100m

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Rosetti Superyachts (RSY) has obtained planning approval from local authorities for an improvement to its current facility in Ravenna, Italy, which will include a new construction hangar and accompanying offices for building superyachts over 100m in length.
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Covipedia: Greece Announces National Lockdown

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

It has been announced that Greece will be entering into a national lockdown from Saturday 7th November. As it stands, it is expected to last until the end of November. The new restrictions have been reported by Evolution Yachting as part of their Covipedia updates. Read More

Yacht Crew Contracts: PYA Survey Report

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: PYA

Over the last few years over 135 crew members have approached the PYA seeking advice about their employment contracts while working on private yachts. This led the PYA to conduct a survey which found that at least 15% of yacht crew are not adequately protected. Read More

Update on Restrictions in France and Monaco

Posted: 2nd Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

Following further updates on Covid-19 over the weekend, Evolution Yachting has updated their 'Covidpedia' to reflect the new restrictions that have been announced affecting both France and Monaco.  Read More

Updated Covid-19 Restrictions Across the Med

Posted: 30th Oct 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With the second wave of COVID sweeping through Europe, it’s difficult and confusing for everyone to keep up with the ever-changing national regulations. Evolution Yachting provides the most up-to-date and to keep yourself, your crew and guests safe and informed. Read More

HMY Yachts Opens Office at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center

Posted: 27th Oct 2020

Written by: HMY Yachts

HMY Yacht Sales, one of America's largest yacht dealers and brokerage firms, is excited to announce the opening of a brand-new location at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, the ultimate hotel and marina destination in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read More

Winners of Fraser/TCN Short Story Competition Announced

Posted: 26th Oct 2020

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

After receiving many fantastic stories from a huge range of nationalities, The Crew Network and Fraser are pleased to announce the winners of their first ever Short Story Competition: When Life is Your Short Story. Read More

Crew Party in Shipyard Results in Five Arrests

Posted: 25th Oct 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

On Saturday 24 October, the Dutch publication Rijnmond reported on a brawl between yacht crew and police who attempted to break up an illegal party on board a yacht at Oceanco's shipyard in Alblasserdam in the Netherlands, resulting in five arrests. Read More

Final Call for Entries: DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

The DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award is open to any product new to market or any significant R&D project conducted by an equipment manufacturer worked on between 1 January-28 October 2020, that has been progressed despite the constraints of COVID-19. Read More

MB92 La Ciotat Launches 300t Origins

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 La Ciotat announces the launch of 300t Origins - a dedicated refit facility serviced by the 300t travel lift within the shipyard to maintain and refit yachts up to 300t and between 30 and 50 metres in length. Read More

TEAM Italia Celebrates 20 Years in Yachting

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Ursula Brzoska

TEAM Italia is celebrating 20 years of successful business, with over 500 completed projects for superyachts, making the company a leading provider internationally of electronic solutions for navigation, communications, security and data transmission. Read More

Marshall Islands Registry Enhances Resources

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

After a banner year for the Republic of the Marshall Islands fleet in 2019, with its best ever ranking from port State control authorities globally, the Maritime Administrator continues to enhance resources despite the challenges 2020 has brought to the shipping community. Read More

Sunseeker Celebrates Success of Apprentice and Graduate Programme

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: Sunseeker

Sunseeker International celebrates the graduation of yet more apprentices and graduates, with 21 individuals successfully completing the company’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme or its brand-new graduate scheme. Read More

Edmiston and UKSA Launch the Edmiston Foundation & Inclusivity Programme

Posted: 16th Oct 2020

Written by: Edmiston

Edmiston and the UKSA announce their partnership to launch the Edmiston Foundation. It has been established to address diversity within the superyacht industry, to provide young people within underrepresented groups the opportunity to forge a career within the maritime industry. Read More

Island Gardens Deep Harbour Joins the IGY Marina Network

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY Marinas has announced the expansion of its global superyacht marina portfolio with the addition of Island Gardens Deep Harbour, located in Miami, Florida. This addition further positions IGY as the world’s only international superyacht marina network, with a total of 19 marinas. Read More

Yachtsmen International Expands Business on the Gold Coast

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Charmaine Webb

Yachtsmen International has expanded from two experienced boat brokers to a multi-disciplinary team of 12. The unique, full-service superyacht agency caters to owners, captains and crew and those wanting to charter in Australia and internationally. Read More

Heesen's YachtTalk - Episode Two

Posted: 14th Oct 2020

Written by: Sara Gioanola

From naval architecture, to conceiving one-off collectors’ items, Holland is known for its conceptual thinking, detailed approach and experimental, artistic expression. But what is the secret to its success? The second episode of Heesen’s YachtTalk takes a look behind the scenes. Read More

Y.CO Extends Charter with Confidence Scheme into 2021

Posted: 13th Oct 2020

Written by: Y.CO

Y.CO announces they are extending their Charter with Confidence scheme to include summer 2021 charters. This flexible booking policy allows clients to pay a reduced deposit and also to have the freedom to cancel and receive their deposit back in full. Read More

Ocean Safety Invites METS 2020 Visitors to Webinar Event

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: Amy Grealish

Ocean Safety invites current and potential customers and distributors from around the world to their live seminar, ‘New Products 2021 and Brexit planning’ on 17 November. This virtual get-together connects them with potential visitors in light of this years cancellation of METSTRADE in Amsterdam. Read More


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