Yachting News

Norway to Welcome Visitors From July 15

Posted: 1st Jul 2020

Written by: Ola Alexander Lilloe-Olsen

The Norwegian government have announced that citizens and people with residency in EEA and Schengen countries can travel to Norway from July 15 provided the levels of infection are acceptable. Quarantine will no longer be required on entry from these countries and regions. Read More

Cyber Security Expert Joins Pelion Consulting

Posted: 1st Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Pelion Consulting, the specialist in superyacht and maritime cyber security, is delighted to announce that Campbell Murray has joined them as their new Chief Security Officer. Campbell brings with him more than two decades of cyber security experience and knowledge. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in the South of France

Posted: 30th Jun 2020

Written by: Florian Feret

France has lifted restrictions on its internal European borders and is moving towards gradually opening its external borders from July 1, as is all Europe. People coming from EU member states are now able to enter French territory without restrictions and are exempt from quarantine. Read More

New Transport Agreement for Charters - Training with ECPY

Posted: 25th Jun 2020

Written by: Thierry Voisin

Following the release of ECPY's new Transport Agreement at the beginning of the season, there are bound to be questions on how it works and how it differs from the MYBA Charter Agreement. ECPY is therefore holding a training session for members and non-members on Wednesday 1 July 2020 at Terminal 2 of the Port of Nice. Read More

Evolution Yachting Launches a Unique Pricing Structure

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting has announced the introduction of a revolutionary new unique pricing model for yacht agency fees, divided into three tiers according to different geographical regions that is clear and easy to understand. Read More

Maldives to Ease Travel Restrictions from June 29

Posted: 23rd Jun 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The Maldives has announced an ease in lockdown restrictions starting from June 29, 2020. As per the current plan, the first phase allows for the arrival of private jets and visiting tourists and yachts, with safety guidelines in place. Read More

The Current Status of Yachting in the Med

Posted: 22nd Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

The PYA once again brought together a panel of experts, this time to give us an update on yachting in the Mediterranean including the latest travel regulations and guidelines from its regional partners for port entry, anchorage and cruising in Italy, Greece, Malta, France and Monaco. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising Spain this Summer

Posted: 19th Jun 2020

Written by: Xisco Notario

Sunday June 21 will see the end of the state of emergency in Spain, with Catalonia announcing that it has lifted the restrictions and entered the ‘new normal’. Movement within Spanish territory will be unrestricted and borders will be open to other EU/Schengen countries. Read More

Changes Made to Italian VAT on Charters

Posted: 19th Jun 2020

Written by: PG Legal

There has been an amendment to the Italian Budget Law for 2020 regulating the application of Italian VAT on short term yacht charters, which now only recognises ‘the delivery of the services’ of the charter of yachts outside the European Union if sailing in this region is adequately proved. Read More

Berkeley Rand at the Forefront of Remote Superyacht Exploration

Posted: 18th Jun 2020

Written by: Francesca Fenucci

With a growing number of yacht owners keen to venture into unchartered territory, BWA Yachting has launched Berkeley Rand to design and engineer off-the-grid expeditions, from remote polar regions to desert island archipelagos. Read More

Azimut Yachts to Offer Pure Air On Board Through Nasa Patent

Posted: 18th Jun 2020

Written by: Andrea Sculati

Living up to its role as forerunner, Azimut Yachts is the first shipyard to choose a system patented by Nasa to renew and sanitise the air on board its yachts. Called MMVS, the system will be fitted to new models produced by Azimut Yachts, starting with the new Magellano 25 Metri. Read More

Evolution Yachting Launches In-House Provisioning Service

Posted: 17th Jun 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting has announced the launch of a new in-house provisioning brand Galley & Pantry across its 20 offices in nine countries throughout the Mediterranean, helping chefs to source food from local suppliers with the support of a hub company in Barcelona. Read More

The Boat Works’ Superyacht Yard is in Full Swing

Posted: 15th Jun 2020

Written by: Charmaine Webb

Attracting several of the regions superyachts since officially opening in February 2020, the $100 million superyacht yard at The Boat Works is winning over captains and owners with its world-class facilities and unique hospitality.

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Sovren Nautical Academy Roles Out Virtual Classroom Courses

Posted: 11th Jun 2020

Written by: Sovren Nautical Academy

In March this year, Sovren Group acquired Aigua Sea School in Palma de Mallorca to launch a new era of the Sovren Nautical Academy in Palma and Barcelona. Shortly after the acquisition, the pandemic struck and all schools were closed through Spain and most of Europe. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in West Italy and Sicily

Posted: 10th Jun 2020

Written by: Alessandro Demichelis

Italy is now open to all visitors holding EU and UK passports for all purposes including tourism, with quarantine no longer a requirement for the aforementioned nationalities. People may move freely between regions and all vessels are able to navigate freely. Read More

Nansen Polar Expeditions Bridges the Gap Between Luxury and Adventure

Posted: 9th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Launched this month, Nansen Polar Expeditions is an expedition yacht charter company which brings together adventure expedition tours, luxury yacht charters and wildlife conservation under the website name and motto 'We Follow Heroes'. Read More

Seafarers Awareness Week 2020: Safety at Sea

Posted: 9th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As an island nation, the UK has an ongoing dependence on the men and women who work at sea. It therefore seems befitting that once a year the industry and those who dedicate their careers to the ocean are honoured in Seafarers Awareness Week. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising the Ionian Islands

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: Chris Peacock

The Ionian region has been relatively untouched by COVID-19, many areas including Saranda, Paxos, Kefalonia and Ithaka have not reported one single case. There are currently 266 active cases in the whole of Albania and Corfu has only had three confirmed cases so far. Read More

The Islands of Tahiti are now COVID Free

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

French Polynesia has managed to control the spread of the pandemic locally and the country is now COVID-19 free. Lockdown measures have been lifted in the various islands, but its borders are remaining closed for the time being. Read More

Inmarsat Joins Forces with ISWAN to Help Improve Crew Wellbeing

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, continues to ramp up its response to COVID-19, with additional initiatives to improve superyacht crew wellbeing, including further collaboration with ISWAN. Read More

ACREW Launches the Superyacht Business Awards

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Abi McGrath

ACREW is delighted to announce the launch of the global Superyacht Business Awards – a prestigious awards programme that acknowledges the best superyacht businesses in the world, based on captain and crew experiences from last season. Read More

Riva Consolidates is Presence in Russia

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Riva, the iconic brand in international yachting for over 178 years, has signed a new dealership agreement with Burevestnik Group to handle its operations on the Russian market on an exclusive basis. Read More

West Nautical Expands European Sales Team

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

West Nautical is delighted to be adding two very experienced members to its European sales team, with Claire Sinclair and Pierre Badin joining the company on June 1 as client manager and sales manager respectively. Read More

Montenegro Removes Quarantine for Yachts from Designated Countries

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Tony Browne

With the fact Montenegro currently has zero cases of COVID-19 and with no new cases in the last 28 days, the government of Montenegro has introduced further relaxation measures for maritime traffic, in particular international arrivals. Read More

Cromwell Littlejohn Promoted to CCO at Nothrop & Johnson

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Northrop & Johnson

Cromwell Littlejohn has been promoted to Northrop & Johnson Chief Commercial Officer and now will oversee all commercial activities of the company, including sales, charter, charter management and crew services, globally. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in Montenegro

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Marina Pejovic

There are currently zero active cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro, and the government and health authorities have announced that from June 1, foreign nationals are allowed to enter Montenegro, without the need for any quarantine or self-isolation measures. Read More

Yves Damette Joins YPI as Head of Fleet Operations

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Lizzie Lynch

Yachting Partners International has announced the appointment of Yves Damette as Head of Fleet Operations within the Yacht Management department. He is tasked with leading yacht management fleet operations and managing client relationships across its managed fleet. Read More

ECPY Guidance for Yachts During COVID-19

Posted: 1st Jun 2020

Written by: ECPY

ECPY has been actively investigating the situation created by COVID-19 for yachts and yachting, and taking into consideration the announcement made by the French prime minister, has released the following guidance. Read More

Greek Yachting is Back in Business

Posted: 29th May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Luxury crewed charter yachts are once again free to travel across the entirety of Greek waters, allowing guests to enjoy their vacation time in one of the safest ways possible, with marinas across the country are already fully operational. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in Albania this Summer

Posted: 29th May 2020

Written by: Bjordi Gogo

Albania has seen a very low rate of COVID-19, with only 1,076 cases and 33 deaths to date. The country implemented a strict lockdown that remains in place until the end of this week and currently, yachts are permitted to enter Albania with pre-approval for bunkering and provisioning. Read More


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