Yachting News

Fendering: Which Products Work Where?

Posted: 1st Mar 2021

Written by: Shipyard Supply Co

Transom fenders, as they are commonly known, are now being introduced to other areas of superyachts where they were once not needed, or those spaces even existed. But which type of fender works where? Read More

EYOS & Nansen Polar Expeditions Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted: 24th Feb 2021

Written by: John Cotton

EYOS Expeditions, the world’s foremost provider of private yacht expeditions, and Nansen Polar Expeditions, have joined forces in a strategic alliance combining their collective expertise to introduce a new expedition yacht experience in the polar regions. Read More

VAT Scrapped For Foreign Flagged Superyachts Chartering In Thailand

Posted: 24th Feb 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

Following a six-year campaign, it has finally been announced that foreign flagged visiting superyachts will now be welcome to spend the winter seasons in Thai waters, and offer their yachts for charter without having to pay VAT on the value of the vessel. Read More

PYA Launches Digital Service Record Book

Posted: 23rd Feb 2021

Written by: Professional Yachting Association

The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) has launched its Digital Service Record Book (D-SRB), available to all members and yacht crew who need to have their sea service verified, a service the PYA undertakes on behalf of the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).   Read More

International Marine Networking - Inaugural Event 2 March 2021

Posted: 22nd Feb 2021

Written by: Richard Hagan

International Marine Networking is a new digital networking opportunity that will connect superyacht and marine industry leaders from the US, European and UK markets each week of March followed by a monthly event from April onwards. Read More

Heesen Appoints Friso Visser As New CCO

Posted: 17th Feb 2021

Written by: Sara Gioanola

Heesen Yachts has announced the appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer, Friso Visser, who will lead the sales and marketing team and take responsibility for maintaining the company's global position as a leading Dutch yacht builder. Read More

Iguana Commissions First Commuter Yacht Tender Powered By 300hp Diesel Outboard

Posted: 17th Feb 2021

Written by: Rachel Bridge

Cox Powertrain has announced that the French amphibious boat builder, Iguana Yachts, has successfully commissioned its first Cox diesel-powered tender for the 142m superyacht, NORD. Read More

Yomira: New Superyacht Charter Specialist Offers Bespoke Consultancy Service

Posted: 15th Feb 2021

Written by: Alev Karagulle

Inspired by evolving client expectations and perspectives, the vision of Yomira’s founding partners Neil Hornsby and Amanda Armstrong is a turning point for the future of yacht charter. Read More

Inmarsat Report Guides Superyachts Towards IMO 2021 Cyber Risk Management Compliance

Posted: 12th Feb 2021

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat Research Programme has released a new report outlining how to meet the cyber security responsibilities expected of superyacht owners, managers and captains when the new International Maritime Organization Obligations come into force next year. Read More

YPI CREW Annual Report: The Impacts of Covid-19 on Yacht Recruiting in 2020

Posted: 9th Feb 2021

Written by: Laurence Lewis

Laurence Lewis, the director of YPI CREW talks about the effects Covid-19 has had on yacht recruiting and what predictions can be made for this year, including the positions that experienced the biggest drops and which saw more recruitments. Read More

YachtCloud Launches New Luxury Entertainment App OMNIYON

Posted: 5th Feb 2021

Written by: YachtCloud

OMNIYON is the first app to deliver seamless access to media and comfort control, with clients offered the opportunity to control their luxury environment 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Read More

Melanie Burke Named IYBA Charter Professional Of The Year

Posted: 5th Feb 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

In an industry where ethics, insight and the ability to deliver unforgettable client experiences count for everything, Fraser is proud to announce that Melanie Burke has been awarded IYBA Charter Professional of the Year for 2020. Read More

ACREW Launches ACREW+ As A Solution To Improve Crew Longevity

Posted: 28th Jan 2021

Written by: Abi McGrath

ACREW+ is designed to provide superyachts with measurable tools to improve crew retention and performance. Not only does this service provide a cost saving to the vessel, it also positively impacts the overall crew experience. Read More

Porto Montenegro To Host Superyacht Winter Games 2021

Posted: 28th Jan 2021

Written by: Alexander Razinkov

The 2021 Porto Montenegro ACREW Superyacht Winter Games in Tivat will take place on 20th and 21st February, with teams undertaking challenges separately and a maximum of four people per team. Read More

Covid Update For Crew Arriving In France

Posted: 28th Jan 2021

Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

From PCR tests to entry forms, here is everything you need to know when entering France. For people aged 11 or older, a virology screening test (PCR) carried out less than 72 hours before boarding showing no Covid-19 contamination is required. Read More

Inmarsat Passes 10,000-Vessel Fleet Xpress Installation Milestone

Posted: 28th Jan 2021

Written by: Jonathan Sinnatt

With ship data consumption doubling during 2020, an increasing number of superyacht owners and managers are among those benefiting from Inmarsat’s high-speed service with its fast-growing ecosystem of digital applications and value-added services. Read More

FarSounder Launches Online Training

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Cassie Stetkiewicz

This innovative online training class allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of how to commission, service, and maintain the Argos series of 3D Forward Looking Sonars. Read More

Fraser Welcomes Frédéric Dormeuil As Head of Global Partnerships

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Frédéric comes to Fraser with an in-depth knowledge of the luxury market having held a number of international roles with postings to New Delhi, Savannah, London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. Read More

Thailand Yacht Show 2021 Has Been Postponed

Posted: 13th Jan 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

In light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus infections in Thailand and the latest announcement of restrictions on inter-provincial travel, Thailand Yacht Show has been postponed once more until later in the year. Read More

Simpson Marine Reinforces Position As Market Leader In Asia In 2020

Posted: 11th Jan 2021

Written by: Ewa Stachurska

Simpson Marine, Asia’s leading yacht sales and services company, reports a very busy year in 2020 with sales of over 200 million USD and 112 new and pre-owned yachts sold in 2020. Read More

Fraser Founder David L Fraser Passes Away At The Age Of 99

Posted: 8th Jan 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

David was a passionate sailor from an early age. In fact he kept his brokerage license until only a few years ago. The first sailboat he ever crewed on, during high school, Anna R Heidritter, remains on Fraser’s emblem today.
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Teledyne To Acquire FLIR Systems

Posted: 5th Jan 2021

Written by: Tim McDowd

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and FLIR Systems, Inc. have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8.0 billion. Read More

United Yacht Sales Has Been Sold

Posted: 16th Dec 2020

Written by: Rob Bowman

United Yacht Sales, the world’s largest professional yacht brokerage firm with more than 175 yacht brokers worldwide, has been sold. After 19 years, founder, Peter Schmidt has sold the majority portion of the company to Brian Boettler and professional yacht broker Captain Jeff Palmer. Read More

No Additional Clearances Required for USVI Sailing

Posted: 16th Dec 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Following initial customs and immigration clearance into the United States Virgin Islands at Yacht Haven Grande St Thomas, no additional clearances will be required to cruise directly between the USVI territories, and neither is an additional Covid-19 test. Read More

Sovren Crew Launches new Website and Recruitment System

Posted: 15th Dec 2020

Written by: Sovren Crew and Nautical Academy

The world is changing, and whilst many try to keep up, Sovren Crew is one such company that is ahead of the game. The company announces the launch of their new, ground-breaking system for yacht crew recruitment with features never before seen in this niche market. Read More

Inmarsat’s Most Powerful Satellite Enters Service

Posted: 10th Dec 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat announces the commercial service introduction of GX5, the newest, most powerful geostationary satellite to date, providing additional capacity to Europe and the Middle East on the industry-leading Fleet Xpress (FX) Ka-band high-speed satellite broadband service. Read More

PYA Appoints new CEO

Posted: 8th Dec 2020

Written by: Stacey Soutar

PYA's present Chief Executive Officer, Andy Crawford, has announced his retirement at the end of the year. After a successful 3 years where he has helped transform the organisation, the appointment of Christophe Bourillon as their new CEO has been announced.
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Shipyard Supply Co. Reports Strong Year and Expands Team

Posted: 7th Dec 2020

Written by: Helen Porter

Superyacht deck equipment specialists Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) has announced it has employed two new team members following a 60% increase in overall sales revenue as they round up a very successful second year of business.

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MB92 Barcelona Becomes a Bonded Custom Area

Posted: 3rd Dec 2020

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 Barcelona, the leading superyacht refit and repair shipyard, today announce that the customs authorities have given approval for their facilities to be an officially recognised bonded store (DAP).
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YachtCloud Redefines Technology for Luxury

Posted: 1st Dec 2020

Written by: YachtCloud

As part of an intensive 2020 rebranding process, Dutch technology company YachtCloud has announced an all-new YachtCloud with the launch of a new website, logo and brand slogan: Technology for Luxury. Read More

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