Yachting News

Innovative Outboard Wins DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 10th Dec 2020

Written by: Petra IJmke

Andre Hoek, Chair of the DAME Jury, presented the very special one-off prize to the TEMO 450 electric outboard from TEMO during METSTRADE Connect 2020 today. An incredible result for the French company against a very strong field of 47 entries. Read More

MDL Marinas Plans Four Boat Shows for 2021

Posted: 8th Dec 2020

Written by: IBI News

Marina Developments Ltd (MDL Marinas) in the UK has announced four boat shows for next year. The marina operator says there is an appetite for smaller, more focused events and plans to host the first of four events at MDL’s Penton Hook Marina in Surrey in April.

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boot Düsseldorf 2021 Postponed

Posted: 3rd Dec 2020

Written by: boot Düsseldorf

boot Düsseldorf 2021 will now be held from 17-25 April due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe. Messe Düsseldorf has postponed boot after close consultation with its partners and exhibitors who endorse this decision and have opted in favour of the new dates. Read More

Stockholm 2021 Boat Show Cancelled

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: Lars-Åke Redéen

The Stockholm International Boat Show (Allt för sjön), planned for March 5-14, 2021, has been cancelled. Instead, an app will be available for an online experience with all important boat information and news gathered in one place, free for users to download. Read More

2021 MYBA Charter Show

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: MYBA

After a challenging year for all, MYBA remain optimistic for the future ahead and announce their Charter Show, planned for April 2021 at Marina Port Vell in Barcelona. They add that they hope to be in a position to host a productive event in a healthy, safe environment. Read More

Balearic Yacht Show - First Virtual Boat Show a Roaring Success

Posted: 27th Nov 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

Balearic Yacht Show, the first virtual boat show in the Balearics which took place on 18-20th November, was a great success in connecting yachting industry professionals together - with a reach of over 1 million people worldwide over the course of the three-day event. Read More

2021 Gothenburg Boat Show Cancelled

Posted: 25th Nov 2020

Written by: Lars-Åke Redéen

The organisers of the Gothenburg International Boat Show, typically the first of the Nordic boat shows, have cancelled next year’s event. After 61 consecutive years, the show that would have been held in early February will not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Balearic Yacht Show - Launch day kicks off

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Balearic Yacht Show

On the first day of Balearic Yacht Show, highlights include a speech from Martin Redmayne, president of Superyacht Group and Antoni Riera, director of the Impulsa Baleares Foundation - where they both shared their optimism for the future of the yachting industry. Read More

Crew Awards 2020 Goes Live this November

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: ACREW

Despite the many awards being postponed until next year, ACREW pushes on with The Crew Awards 2020. Taking place on November 28 - they will be streamed via their Facebook and Youtube to watch from the comfort of your own home or vessel. Read More

The Balearic Yacht Show is Now Live!

Posted: 17th Nov 2020

Written by: Balearic Yacht Show

From today, the Balearic Yacht Show will launch with over 80 stands and 40 seminars .The first virtual boat show in the Balearic Islands will bring together thousands of professionals from the industry, organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca and the Balearic Marine Cluster. Read More

What to expect at METSTRADE Connect 2020

Posted: 10th Nov 2020

Written by: METSTRADE

On 10 December industry professionals will come together online for discussion, industry updates and inspiration at METSTRADE Connect - a new virtual platform to connect the leisure marine industry. Here's what to expect. Read More

Quaynote to Host Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference

Posted: 30th Oct 2020

Written by: Alison Singhal

Quaynote Communications, have announced their 8th annual conference for Opportunities in Superyachts on 2 December. It will highlight issues of importance to industry leaders globally, while throwing the spotlight on Malta`s pivotal role in the superyacht sector.   Read More

NMMA Announce Cancellation of Miami Boat Show

Posted: 29th Oct 2020

Written by: NMMA

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced plans to make significant changes to its boat and sport show schedule for the first quarter of 2021, including the cancellation of their Miami International Boat Show. Read More

Registration is Open for Balearic Yacht Show

Posted: 28th Oct 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

Registration is now officially open for the Balearic Yacht Show, which takes place from 18-20 November. The first virtual yacht show in the Mediterranean aims to bring together key players in the national and international marine industry. Read More

Antigua Charter Yacht Show Cancelled

Posted: 24th Oct 2020

Written by: ACYM

Perhaps unsurprisingly, but with heavy hearts, the organisers of the annual Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting have announced the cancellation of this year's event due to the resurgence of Covid-19 and the potential risks to the health and safety of all involved. Read More

Boat Builder Awards goes Virtual for 2020

Posted: 23rd Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

IBI and METSTRADE have announced a one-off virtual edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in 2020. Held on 10 December, it will acknowledge the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Read More

IGY Hosts Inaugural Caribbean Yacht Launch

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the Caribbean gears up to welcome the 2020 charter season, IGY is thrilled to announce its inaugural IGY Caribbean Yacht Launch. The three-day event will run from Wednesday December 2nd to Friday December 4th at IGY’s award winning Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show 2020 Cancelled

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: DIBS

Following close consultation with Dubai Harbour and stakeholders of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), Dubai World Trade Centre has taken the decision to cancel this year's event. DIBS has now been re-scheduled for 9-13 March 2021. Read More

IMA Announces Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: James Boyd

The IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21 got underway this weekend in Valletta with the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Continuing into 2021, the challenge will again include the Mediterranean classic: Regata dei Tre Golfi.
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Hong Kong Yacht Show 2020 Postponed to 2021

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Verventia

It has been announced that the inaugural Hong Kong Yacht Show, scheduled to run from 19 – 22 November 2020, has been postponed. CEO of show co-organiser Verventia, Andy Treadwell confirms the cancellation in his statement, stating the show will now take place in October 2021. Read More

Major Marine Companies Join the Balearic Yacht Show

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

With just over a month to go, the Balearic Yacht Show is taking shape, with over 35 companies confirming their attendance at the first virtual boat show in the Balearic Islands. Companies ranging from marinas, refit, shipyards, services and charters will be taking part. Read More

Winners at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: James Boyd

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the event that traditionally concludes the inshore maxi sailing season in the Med was successfully completed last week, despite the wind turning light and complicated for the last two days. Read More

Venice Hospitality Challenge 2020

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: Sandro Bagno

This year's Venice Hospitality Challenge, the seventh edition of the Grand Prix, will be held on Saturday 17 October. Fifteen maxi yachts will be taking part, competing for a prestigious victory and the famous doge's hat, made this year by the historic Murano glass factory, Signoretto. Read More

Reigning Champion TP52 Azzurra Leaves the 52 Super Series

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

After 10 successful seasons, the Roemmers family has decided to leave the TP52 Azzurra sporting programme. They leave behind an important legacy, with Azzurra currently being the reigning champion of the 52 Super Series.  Read More

Greek Yachting Association's Virtual Yacht Show Goes Live

Posted: 1st Oct 2020

Written by: Kostas Panagakis

Making its debut this year, the digital version of the Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) powered by the Greek Yachting Association, is the first virtual charter yacht show. A Greek initiative - the show is now online and highlights yachting as one of the country's strongest assets. Read More

New Dates for Singapore Yacht Show 2021

Posted: 30th Sep 2020

Written by: Syazwani Russell

Having postponed this year's event, Verventia, owner and organiser of the Singapore Yacht Show has announced that the 10th edition will now take place from 22-25 April 2021 at ONE 15  Marina Sentosa Cove.  Read More

Save the Date: METSTRADE Connect

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: METSTRADE

Since METSTRADE in Amsterdam was cancelled this year, the show organisers are proud to announce ‘METSTRADE Connect’, a virtual event for industry professionals on 10 December 2020 focusing on innovation and sustainability within the marine industry. Read More

Cogs4Cancer Returns for Five Day Ride this October

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: Hannah McCrory

The annual sponsored bike ride organised by superyacht charity Cogs4Cancer will take place from 7-11 October, covering a total of 520km with all proceeds going directly to Cancer Research UK and local cancer charities. Read More

World's First Electric Powerboat Championship Announced

Posted: 28th Sep 2020

Written by: Emily Caroe

The world’s first electric powerboat championship was launched at the Monaco Yacht Club, with plans for a global series on seas and lakes that will drive forward the electric revolution in the marine environment. Read More

The Balearic Yacht Show - A Digital Event for the Marine Industry

Posted: 23rd Sep 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

The first virtual boat show of the Balearic Islands will be held on the 18-20 November 2020. The Mallorca Chamber of Commerce and Balearic Marine Cluster presents a unique opportunity to digitalise the marine companies in the Balearics and reach a more international audience. Read More


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