Yachting News

From the Med to Thailand – the Superyacht Spice Route

Posted: 23rd May 2022

Written by: Andy Treadwell

As a 30-year-old Thailand-Saudi Arabia diplomatic spat was brought to a close in January this year, Saudi Arabia launched itself spectacularly into the superyacht business with the opening of the Jeddah Yacht Club Marina, adjacent to the new F1 circuit. Read More

Cox Marine Announces Milestone Expansion Agreement with UAE

Posted: 23rd May 2022

Written by: Marcus Randall

Cox Marine, manufacturer of the CXO300 high-powered diesel outboard engine, has announced an expanded contract with UAE partner Gulf Yachts to cover additional regions as exclusive distributor. Read More

South Pacific is Primed to be the Next Great Charter Destination

Posted: 23rd May 2022

Written by: Isla McKechnie

Earth’s playground is open for business as New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji and Australia coordinate superyacht procedures for ease of cruising across this ultimate destination. Read More

Alastair Macmillan-Bell joins MHG Insurance as CEO

Posted: 23rd May 2022

Written by: MHG Insurance

MHG Insurance announced today the appointment of Alastair Macmillan-Bell as Group CEO of the MHG Group of Companies, effective May 23rd, and will be based in their Fort Lauderdale offices. Read More

Trailblazing Marine Salary Survey to Assess a Post Covid Industry

Posted: 23rd May 2022

Written by: Preslava McCarthy

Specialist recruitment consultancy, Marine Resources, is looking to re-assess the post-pandemic marine industry landscape, creating a centralised resource where businesses and employees can benchmark salaries within the marine industry. Read More

The Boat Works’ Expansion Lift is the First of its Kind in Australia

Posted: 11th May 2022

Written by: Jeni Bone

The Boat Works is set to welcome a new ship lift, the Italian-built BL90 Telescopic Boat Lift, which is the first of its kind in Australia. Read More

Inmarsat Combats Rising Superyacht Cybercrime with Fleet Secure Unified Threat Management

Posted: 11th May 2022

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has launched Fleet Secure Unified Threat Management (UTM), as a standard option on Inmarsat’s award-winning Fleet Xpress service, protecting superyacht networks against cyberattacks. Read More

New Zealand Welcomes Back Cruising Yachts and Superyachts

Posted: 11th May 2022

Written by: Isla McKechnie

With New Zealand’s reputation cemented as one of the world’s most-serene yet adventurous destinations, New Zealand will throw open its doors to visitors again with air and sea borders opening from 1 August. Read More

A Night of Firsts at the Launch of the IGY Trident Collective 

Posted: 10th May 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

On Thursday 5th May 2022, more than 180 guests gathered at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande Miami to celebrate the launch of the IGY Trident Collective, the first ever global membership program for superyacht owners. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons Appoints Zelda Swindell as Charter Marketing Manager

Posted: 6th May 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

Zelda is an extremely professional and highly driven individual, and brings 35 years of experience to Camper & Nicholsons, along with an excellent reputation and an impressive depth of knowledge. Read More

Acquera Yachting opens new Branch Office in Gibraltar

Posted: 3rd May 2022

Written by: Anella Alcott

Acquera Yachting has announced that it has opened a new branch office in Gibraltar. The decision reinforces the company's commitment to attracting and supporting new and existing clients across the Med. Read More

IGY Transforms Superyacht Ownership via IGY Trident

Posted: 2nd May 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

Island Global Yachting is transforming superyacht ownership via IGY Trident - a next-generation membership collective in collaboration with best-in-class partners including World Fuel Services, Navium Marine, Fairport Yacht Support, Forbes Travel Guide, BWA Yachting and VIGILINT. Read More

Fraser Signs Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting Commitment Charter

Posted: 28th Apr 2022

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Fraser is proud to be among the first to sign the Commitment Charter of the new Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting initiative. Read More

Sri Lanka Relaxes Guidelines for Visiting Yachts

Posted: 28th Apr 2022

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The latest of the Asia Pacific countries to open up to international yachts, Sri Lanka has relaxed Covid 19 health guidelines recently for overseas travellers and visitors arriving by sea. Visitors are now permitted to go ashore without any restrictions other than wearing masks. Read More

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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