Yachting News

Success for First Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St Thomas

Posted: 23rd Dec 2021

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

The Inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show which took place at Yacht Haven Grande from 9-12 December has been heralded a resounding success by co-hosts IGY Marinas and IYBA, and the USVI Department of Tourism, the headline sponsor. Read More

Final Program: Countdown to the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show 2021

Posted: 8th Dec 2021

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke  

The inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show which takes place from 9-12 December at Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, USVI is avoiding a sea of sameness with yacht shows, combining freshness with familiarity.  Read More

Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Shaking up the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 3rd Dec 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Tito’s has joined us as a sponsor for the Cocktail Challenge at the upcoming Caribbean Charter Yacht Show, taking place December 9-12 at Yacht Haven Grande in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Read More

International Maxi Association Introduces Maxi European Championship 2022

Posted: 3rd Dec 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The International Maxi Association is to introduce a new European Championship for maxi yachts in 2022. Taking place over 14-20th May, the IMA Maxi European Championship will provide a complete test for competitors, with a mix of inshore and coastal courses and an overnight race. Read More

Guidelines for the 60th Antigua Charter Show

Posted: 29th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Antigua Charter Yacht Show returns to the docks of Falmouth Harbour next week for its 60th year, with the addition of a new board member Captain Andrew Burridge and the promise of a show ‘with a difference’ to kick off the Caribbean charter season. Read More

The Return of the Virtual Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 29th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Michael Skoulikidis, president of the Greek Yachting Association, has announced the return of the Virtual Charter Yacht Show. Following last year’s success, it’s once again time for us to enter the fascinating world of Greek yachting via its unique digital portal. Read More

Start Date Confirmed for The Ocean Race 2022-21

Posted: 24th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Two race fleets will assemble in Alicante, the Spanish home of the Race, for the winter holiday period in 2022 before a mid-January 2023 start for leg one of the around the world race. Read More

METSTRADE 2021 Navigates Restrictions to Deliver Successful Event

Posted: 22nd Nov 2021

Written by: Petra IJmker

This year saw the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems reinforce its pivotal role as the beating heart of the industry by bringing to Amsterdam 11,936 industry professionals for effective meetings, researching, and networking. Read More

Boat Builder Awards Highlights Importance of Innovation, Environment and Talent

Posted: 18th Nov 2021

Written by: Petra IJmker

This year’s Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement saw Leon Slikkers honoured for Lifetime Achievement, Elan Yachts’ Marko Škrbin named as Rising Star, and boatbuilding companies praised for achievement in innovation, collaboration, sustainability and marketing. Read More

Volvo Penta Assisted Docking wins DAME Design Awards 2021

Posted: 18th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

On November 16th the DAME Design Awards announced its winners. Volvo Penta’s Assisted Docking System was a joint winner of the DAME Design Award in the category of ‘Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems, and fittings. Read More

ACR Electronics wins DAME Award in ‘Life Saving and Safety Equipment’ Category

Posted: 18th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

ACR Electronics has won a DAME Design Award in the ‘Life Saving and Safety Equipment’ category for its ResQLink View RLS personal locator beacon at this year’s METSTRADE in Amsterdam. Read More

J Class to Join Superyacht Cup Palma 2022

Posted: 12th Nov 2021

Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

Superyacht Cup Palma is delighted to announce that the J Class will be joining the fun at Europe’s longest running superyacht regatta in 2022. Read More

CRN Wins Gold Trophy at World Luxury Award 2021

Posted: 12th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

CRN, the historic shipyard and Ferretti Group brand specialising in designing and building fully custom yachts, has won the Gold Trophy at the World Luxury Award 2021 in the Cars & Yachts category. Read More

New Course for The Ocean Race Features Epic Southern Ocean Leg

Posted: 7th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The race course for the 14th edition of The Ocean Race around the world has been updated and it includes an epic crossing of the Southern Ocean - the longest leg in the history of the Race. Read More

Dates Announced for 2022 TYBA Charter Show

Posted: 3rd Nov 2021

Written by: H Serhan Cengiz

TYBA Yachting & Brokers Association (TYBA) has announced it will be hosting the 3rd TYBA Yacht Charter Show at a prestigious new location, D-Marin Göcek, between 6-10 May 2022. Read More

Relay4Nature Arrives in Glasgow for Global Climate Conference COP26

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Nature’s Baton, the symbol of Relay4Nature, has been welcomed at the landmark event by Vel Gnanendran, Director for Climate and Environment, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.
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METSTRADE 2021: Bringing Global Marine Companies Back Together

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: METSTRADE

The whole marine equipment industry is in the final stages of preparation for a long-awaited return to METSTRADE on 16-18 November 2021, the most powerful annual gathering of the world’s marine leisure companies at any time, in any place. Read More

Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon to Highlight Industry Challenges for Females

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: Bryony McCabe

Working on board a superyacht offers career, financial and lifestyle opportunities like no other and, for these reasons, it is becoming an increasingly popular avenue for young people at the start of their working lives. Read More

Thailand Yacht Show Partners with Ocean Marina to Create Second Show

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

In line with the dramatic recent resurgence of the leisure boating industry, boosted, somewhat perversely perhaps, by the two-year pandemic, the organisers of the Thailand Yacht Show are delighted to announce a significant development in their yacht show portfolio. Read More

Comanche Sets Unbeatable Rolex Middle Sea Race Monohull Record

Posted: 28th Oct 2021

Written by: James Boyd

In one of the most superb high speed offshore racing competitions, three of the world’s largest and fastest racing maxis arrived back in Valletta on 25 October, and were the first monohulls home in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Read More

Shortlist Announced for Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2021

Posted: 22nd Oct 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

A total of 21 companies from 11 countries named as potential winners for this year’s Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2021, in association with Raymarine. Read More

AERÉ Marine Group Bringing World Class Docking Solutions to Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 15th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

With the inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show less than three months away, many companies have been keen to signal their support of IGY’s pioneering new event by signing up as show sponsors. Read More

Countdown is on to the Saudi Green Initiative Forum

Posted: 15th Oct 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

An extension of the Kingdom’s leading role in tackling environmental challenges, the events include participation from heads of state and leaders of international institutions. Read More

Discover the Highlights of METSTRADE 2021

Posted: 11th Oct 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The world's largest trade show for the leisure marine industry is almost set to open its doors. After not being able to meet in person for almost two years, the 33rd edition of METSTRADE promises to be a special one. Read More

Magic Carpet Cubed Prevails at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Posted: 11th Oct 2021

Written by: Maria Luisa Farris

A most rewarding week two of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for the maxi yachts concluded with an easterly eventually filling in to provide 45 of the world’s largest sailing yachts with a last opportunity to put points on the scoreboard. Read More

Preparations Underway for 6th Edition of Thailand Yacht Show

Posted: 8th Oct 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

The 6th edition of the Thailand Yacht Show, postponed for the past 18 months along with most other large scale international events, is gearing up for next year’s re-awakening with the backing of all the major international yachting brands and Thai government stakeholders. Read More

MYS 2021: The Epicentre of a Booming Yachting Industry

Posted: 8th Oct 2021

Written by: MYS

As participants reunited in the flesh, the quays of Port Hercule filled with a very palpable feeling of euphoria. Legitimate questions raised over the last few months concerning the show’s new format finally gave way to a long awaited - and truly successful - Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

Spotlight on Cyber Security at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 4th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

London saw cyberattacks increase five-fold and with internet fraud and hostile software attacks ramping up at such a rapid rate, the burning question is why the superyacht industry is not taking this potentially devastating issue more seriously. Read More

Monaco Yacht Show 2021: Review

Posted: 30th Sep 2021

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Monaco Yacht Show came to an end on Saturday September 25th after four days of action at Port Hercules, where over 300 global exhibitors and 60+ superyachts were in a buoyant mood. Read More

MYS 2021: Updated Health Measures

Posted: 20th Sep 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Monaco Yacht Show 2021 kicks off on Wednesday September 22, and ahead of the event the team has announced a list of updated health measures in place to keep all attendees safe and healthy. Read More

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