Yachting News

YATCO Acquires BoatDeck and YachtAndBoat

Posted: 20th Sep 2021

Written by: Lisbet Castillo

YATCO, the Official MLS and Ultimate SaaS Platform of YachtingTM, has announced that it completed the acquisition of BoatDeck and YachtAndBoat, two of the largest providers of marine websites and lead generation technology in the Asia Pacific region. Read More

Indonesia Eases Covid-19 Restrictions in Bali for Yachts

Posted: 20th Sep 2021

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Indonesia has re-opened its international borders to foreigners, with visa applications now open. Foreigners who apply for the visa must have a full vaccination against Covid-19, and will have to do seven nights/eight days quarantine. Read More

New 4,300t Shiplift on Schedule for Delivery September 2022

Posted: 20th Sep 2021

Written by: Harry Green

France’s leading superyacht refit shipyard has announced that the new 4,300t shiplift is on track for delivery mid September next year. Read More

Inmarsat Highlights Technical Innovations at MYS 2021

Posted: 20th Sep 2021

Written by: Jules Riegal

The world leader in global, mobile satellite communications will showcase key capabilities of the new Inmarsat ORCHESTRA and ELERA services in meeting evolving connectivity needs on superyachts. Read More

The Balearics are Going to Monaco

Posted: 19th Sep 2021

Written by: Alice Taylor

Showcasing all that the Balearic islands have to offer, Balearic Yacht Destination, representing the Balearic Marine Cluster, will be back at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show from 22-25 September. Read More

Clarification on Visas for Non-US Yacht Crew & Brokers

Posted: 18th Sep 2021

Written by: Karen Hockey

With the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show fast approaching, IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas is delving deep into the issue of visas to ensure smooth entry for non-US based brokers, crew and exhibitors.   Read More

Discover Winter in Porto Montenegro

Posted: 9th Sep 2021

Written by: Harriet Cartwright

With its idyllic Adriatic location in the UNESCO protected Bay of Kotor, proximity to three international airports and year-round sunshine and mild climate, Porto Montenegro is the ultimate destination for winter yachting adventures. Read More

Change at the Top for StratumFive

Posted: 9th Sep 2021

Written by: Mike Powell

Following a period of sustained growth for StratumFive, a major player in voyage informatics based in the UK, COO Ross Martin takes the helm as founder Stuart Nicholls moves to group executive chair. Read More

Hill Robinson Appoints Paul Cook as COO

Posted: 26th Aug 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Having managed one of the largest marinas in Europe and led marine industry companies through periods of exceptional growth and success, Paul’s abilities in management, commercial development and operational efficiency are well evidenced. Read More

Gulf Craft Records Impressive 42% Increase in Order Book Value During H1 2021

Posted: 9th Aug 2021

Written by: Sadiq Al Hamed

Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, recorded a robust 42% growth in the value of its global order book during the first half of the year (January to June 2021) compared to the full year of 2020. Read More

YACHTAID Global Launches Galapagos Youth Sailing and Swimming Program

Posted: 2nd Aug 2021

Written by: K.C Wenger

YachtAid Global has launched the YachtAid Global Youth Sailing and Swimming Program - Galapagos. The program has been created to foster a connection between local youth and the surrounding ocean and environment, as well as provide positive peer relationships. Read More

New TowPro Tender System Launched for Captains

Posted: 30th Jul 2021

Written by: Chloe Buchanan

TowPro is a new technologically advanced solution by the innovators at TSM Systems designed to comprehensively monitor the tow of a tender to prevent and protect the captain from losing it. Read More

Inmarsat Unveils the Communications Network of the Future

Posted: 30th Jul 2021

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat ORCHESTRA will enable ground-breaking new services in new places for global mobility customers in maritime, aviation, government and enterprise. Read More

Inmarsat and Vikand Host Demonstration of 24/7 Telemedicine Service

Posted: 28th Jul 2021

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, and VIKAND, an Inmarsat partner that specialises in the provision of medical services for the maritime sector, held an event to demonstrate company’s 24/7 telemedicine service. Read More

Infringement on Posidonia Regulations - French Mediterranean

Posted: 16th Jul 2021

Written by: PYA

The PYA is actively involved with the French Prefecture Maritime (PREMAR) to try to develop alternative solutions to the Posidonia Anchoring regulation, which has considerably restricted mooring locations for yachts on the Riviera. Read More

Thailand Travel News: Phuket and Koh Samui Reopenings

Posted: 8th Jul 2021

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The launch of the Phuket Sandbox programme that began July 1 signaled the beginning of Thailand’s tourism revitalisation, and following Phuket’s reopening will be the Samui Plus model, with registration for entering Thailand under the slated reopening scheme planned to open this week and start July 15. Read More

First Stage of Development at Orams Marine Complete

Posted: 8th Jul 2021

Written by: Isla McKechnie

The first stage of an extensive development at Orams Marine is complete, marking the
culmination of a project years in the making.
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RX France To Continue Managing Cannes Yachting Festival

Posted: 2nd Jul 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

A Paris Court of Appeal ruled that RX France (previously Reed Expositions France) continue to manage the Cannes Yachting Festival until 2041. The decision comes after some five years of legal proceedings initiated by the French Boating Industry Federation. Read More

RMI Earns Top Three Ranking on Paris MoU White List

Posted: 2nd Jul 2021

Written by: Bill Lines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) achieved a ranking in the top three on the white list of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as reflected in the Paris MoU’s Annual Port State Control Report, released 1 July 2021. Read More

Dockside.ai to Open Fifth Office in Palma

Posted: 1st Jul 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Premier Dutch yachting agency Dockside.ai today announces the opening of a new office in Palma expanding its capabilities in the Mediterranean to provide shore support, operational yacht management, brokerage and crew resources for yachts over 30m. Read More

New Mobile App Offers Seafarers Offline Access to ISWAN’s 24-hour Support

Posted: 30th Jun 2021

Written by: Jo Mason

ISWAN, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network, has joined forces with The Shipowners’ Club to launch a new app, ISWAN for Seafarers, providing crew with instant access to their free, confidential, international helplines. Read More

Yacht Lady Amanda now Accepts Bitcoin for Charter Fees

Posted: 30th Jun 2021

Written by: Sarah Mackenzie

West Nautical is proud to announce that one of its charter central agencies, M/Y Lady Amanda, is now accepting Bitcoin as payment for charter fees.
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Globally Recognised DAME Awards Open For Entries

Posted: 19th Jun 2021

Written by: Sandra Huijbregts

Entries have now opened for the long-awaited 30th edition of the DAME Awards. Participation is open to manufacturers and authorised suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at the in-person METSTRADE 2021 show in RAI Amsterdam. Entries close on 17 September 2021. Read More

AkzoNobel’s Yacht Coatings Business Partners with the Water Revolution Foundation

Posted: 16th Jun 2021

Written by: Anthony Fernandes

Creating a more sustainable yacht industry and helping to protect the world’s oceans are the main goals driving a new partnership between AkzoNobel’s Yacht Coatings business and the Water Revolution Foundation.
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EYOS Announces Single Cabin ‘Land of Fire & Ice’ Expedition This Summer on Hanse Explorer

Posted: 11th Jun 2021

Written by: John Cotton

EYOS Expeditions has announced its latest per cabin charter expedition from 3rd -10th July 2021, departing from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, then cruising through the nation’s wild northwest coast, before ending in Akureyri (additional dates available on request). Read More

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

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