Yachting News

Evolution Yachting Opens Four New International Offices

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting has announced that the company has taken the next step in its global expansion programme with the opening of new offices in four new countries: Albania, Croatia, Sardinia and Turkey. The openings will see the head count rise to 130 employees working across the organisation. Read More

Luxury Hospitality Accredits Three New Trainers Under the GUEST Program

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The leading experts in 7-star hospitality training for superyacht crew continue to cement their reputation for supplying the most comprehensive service and leadership development courses in the industry by accrediting three more trainers under the prestigious GUEST Program. Read More

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Enables Worldwide Transmission of Deep Sea Images

Posted: 10th Mar 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the world’s leading maritime broadband service, has once more been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images captured by the deep ocean research institute Nekton from the floor of the Indian Ocean to be transmitted to audiences worldwide. Read More

Nominees Announced for World Superyacht Awards 2020

Posted: 10th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Each year the World Superyacht Awards recognise the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts from across the globe. Now in its 15th edition, this year’s nominees represent the biggest and best yachts out on the seas. Read More

New Luxury Bed Linen, Towels and Loungewear from The Linen Basket

Posted: 4th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

With the start of the Mediterranean yachting season on the horizon, chief stews will be busy reviewing inventories and preparing lists to ensure each and every charter exceeds client expectations. When it comes to bed linen, towels and loungewear, look no further than The Linen Basket. Read More

SYTT Appointed Global Superyacht Partner for Avon Electric Jet Tenders

Posted: 3rd Mar 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

Award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of Avon Electric Jet Tenders, whose Avon eJET 450 is the world’s first electric jet tender that does not compromise on performance. Read More

Yanmar Marine International Appoints New President

Posted: 3rd Mar 2020

Written by: Rozemarijn Loffelt

Yanmar has announced the appointment of Taro Kitamura as the new President of Yanmar Marine International (YMI) and head of Yanmar’s Recreational Marine Business Unit. The company veteran will replace current YMI President Shiori Nagata, who has been promoted within Yanmar Holdings Co. Ltd. Read More

Shipyard Supply Co Expands Team with New Project Assistant

Posted: 2nd Mar 2020

Written by: Helen Porter

Having recently launched its own range of superyacht deck equipment, Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) continues to show strong growth and has welcomed Adam Hunkin as a project assistant to focus on the superyacht procurement and sales side of the business, as well as providing admin support. Read More

LeVen Scoops Award for Best New Series

Posted: 27th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Earning no less than four nominations at the 2020 Boat International Design & Innovations Awards this year, Vripack’s 28m LeVen 90 brought forward-thinking design home to Holland by winning the hotly contested award for Best New Series. Read More

SYTT Appointed as Global Superyacht Partner for Invincible Boats

Posted: 26th Feb 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

The award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of US built Invincible Boats, which offers a range of outboard driven sports fishing models from 33 to 42 feet.
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Yacht Marina @ Crossroads Opens On The Maldives Riviera

Posted: 26th Feb 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Famous for its exotic atolls, lush tropic jungle and gleaming white sands, the Maldives is a destination that is growing in popularity among luxury yacht visitors. Now, an exciting new marina has opened at the new Crossroads Maldives, a world-class lifestyle and leisure destination. Read More

IGY Announces the Addition of St Katharine Docks Marina London

Posted: 25th Feb 2020

Written by: Bert Fowles

Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) has just announced the continued expansion of its global marina destination network with the addition of St. Katharine Docks Marina (SKD Marina), London, England. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Flagged Seven Seas Splendor Sets a New Standard

Posted: 25th Feb 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

The Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Splendor™ sets a new standard as it sets sail this week from PortMiami. In addition to the highest standard of luxury available on the water, the vessel is also the first newbuild cruise vessel to be delivered from the shipyard by a female Master.
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Acquera Yachting Launches New Brand Identity

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Stefano Tositti, CEO of Acquera Group, has announced today (20th February 2020) that the company has renamed the yachting division, which was previously called Acquera Yachting, to Evolution Yachting, and has launched a brand-new visual identity with immediate effect. Read More

CRN Achieves IMO Tier III Certification for a Megayacht

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

CRN is the first shipyard in Italy to receive IMO Tier III certification for the CRN M/Y 137, a soon-to-be-delivered fully custom steel and aluminium 62- metre megayacht. This success is a well-earned reward for an industrial strategy firmly centred on sustainable development. Read More

The Boat Works’ New Superyacht Yard Now Open for Business

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Jeni Bone

The Boat Works’ new superyacht yard has rolled out the blue carpet for visiting vessels and is now open for business. Over the past two weeks, the state-of-the-art new yard has already welcomed some of the region’s premium vessels over 30 metres for refit, repairs and maintenance. Read More

METSTRADE Show Director Irene Dros Takes on New Challenges

Posted: 19th Feb 2020

Written by: Petra Ijmker

Having organised the most successful METSTRADE to date last November, the show’s director Irene Dros has now chosen to seek a new challenge in her career. During her 18 years at the helm, METSTRADE has become globally recognised as the number one meeting point for the leisure marine industry. Read More

ACREW and IGY Marinas Host the 5th Caribbean Crewfest

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Corinna Blanke

ACREW and IGY Marinas hosted the 5th anniversary of Caribbean Crewfest at IGY Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St Thomas last month – an event that was a full success with 18 superyachts represented throughout the four-day event. Read More

SYTT Appointed as Global Partner for Taiga Motors’ Orca Electric Watercraft

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

The award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of Taiga Orca electric watercraft, which boast an amazing 104kph top speed, a two-hour range and need zero maintenance making them ideal for superyachts. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Has Been Moved to EU White List

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: James Myazoe

At the European Union (EU) Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels this morning, it was announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is now considered “white-listed” by the ECOFIN after receiving a largely compliant rating. Read More

Inmarsat Launches Connectivity Services in Saudi Arabia

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Jonathan Sinnatt

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has today announced that it will bring its world-leading maritime, aviation and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements. Read More

End of VAT Lump Sum Reduction of Charters from France

Posted: 30th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

An official French tax announcement published on 30th January 2020 by the French Tax Authority has defined the new VAT rules applicable to charter contracts starting from France. Read More

Inmarsat Announces Record-breaking Sailor as New Yachting Ambassador

Posted: 27th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has appointed record-breaking Australian sailor and adventurer Nick Moloney as its new Yachting Ambassador. Read More

ISWAN Fundraising Efforts for New Crew Wellbeing Portal

Posted: 24th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

While a career aboard a superyacht is often portrayed as the dream job for the travel-hungry, no matter how glamorous a gleaming superyacht may seem, those in the yachting industry know that it’s not all sunshine and smooth sailing. Read More

The Development of the Charter Market in the Balearic Islands

Posted: 22nd Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The Spanish Large Yacht Association (AEGY) has produced its sixth annual report on the state of the charter market in the Balearics, and reports are generally promising. Read More

SYTT Ranked in Top 100 of Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100

Posted: 29th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

SYTT has been ranked 95th in the 23rd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, which ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years. Read More

Acquera Yachting Purchases G&K Yachting

Posted: 29th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Stefano Tositti, CEO of Acquera Yachting, has announced that the company has purchased Greek yacht agents G&K Yachting just three months after acquiring Spanish company Evolution Yacht Agents. Read More

Inmarsat Launches GX5 Next Generation Satellite

Posted: 27th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has confirmed the successful launch of GX5, the fifth satellite in the world-leading Global Xpress (GX) fleet delivering Fleet Xpress high-speed maritime broad... Read More

Made in Italy Boating to Debut at International Cruise and Yachting Festival

Posted: 21st Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Ferretti Group is more and more an ambassador of excellence, innovation and style for Made in Italy boating. From 17 to 20 November, the Group is attending the 2nd International Cruise and Yachting Festival, an event dedicated to ... Read More

OneOcean Highlights Advantages of ‘Pay as you Sail’ for Captains

Posted: 20th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

OneOcean, the recent merger of ChartCo and Marine Press, is highlighting to superyacht captains, navigation officers and management companies, the advantages of its Pay As You Sail (PAYS) digital solution system, that provides ins... Read More

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