Yachting News

The Rise of the Sea-EO: The Changing Role of Yacht Captains

Posted: 29th Mar 2023

Written by: Dom Bulfin

In recent times there has been an unavoidable shift for captains from ‘simply’ being the master of the vessel to effectively acting as CEO of a small to medium size enterprise. Read More

Superyacht Industry Flying Blind with Insufficient Data on Sustainability

Posted: 27th Mar 2023

Written by: Henrietta Green

MB92 Group, the world’s leading superyacht refit, repair and maintenance company with facilities in Spain and France, has published its third report that highlights the need for greater regulation and concertation across the superyacht industry and its vast supply chain. Read More

Blue ESG: How to Avoid the Yacht Apocalypse

Posted: 13th Mar 2023

Written by: Richard Hagen

Public opinion of yachting is at an all-time low, and over the past 12 months we’ve seen a significant rise in the number of environmental protests in superyacht marinas and at industry events. Read More

Meet the Organisations Fighting to Make Yachting Greener

Posted: 8th Mar 2023

Written by: Richard Hagen

When Captain Nigel Marrison became increasingly disillusioned with an industry that seemed to have turned a blind eye to the environmental catastrophe unfolding around it, he decided something had to be done. His answer is Blue ESG. Read More

Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens: The Ultimate Event Location in Miami

Posted: 17th Feb 2023

Written by: Karen Hockney

With Miami already headlining as the party capital of the East Coast, now there’s even more reason to consider Miami as the location of choice for an unforgettable event. Read More

Solace Boats: Rethinking the Centre Console

Posted: 1st Feb 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Hot on the heels of its headline-grabbing appearance at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show in St Thomas in December 2022, we caught up with the diverse team behind Solace Boats to get the inside scoop on this dynamic brand. Read More

How Healthy Aquatic Life Below our Keels can Help Save the Planet

Posted: 16th Jan 2023

Written by: Peter Franklin

Peter Franklin reviews the latest book by renowned ocean scientist and conservationist Erich Hoyt, Planktonia: a ‘deep dive into the night-time ocean with a magnifying glass and a waterproof pen.’ Read More

Leading by Example: John Veesma on the Road to Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 11th Jan 2023

Written by: Sam Watson

We sit down with John to discuss his eclectic career path, the successes – and challenges – that have put him where he is today, and why he believes LH Dynamics is set to tranform the way we train and develop high performing teams.  Read More

Captain Nigel Marrison: The Man Behind Blue ESG

Posted: 19th Dec 2022

Written by: Richard Hagen

During lockdown, Captain Nigel Marrison decided to change the world of yachting forever with his new company, Blue ESG. We caught up with him to chat about sustainability in yachting, caring about people, and about a gargantuan mass of stranded assets.
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The Ocean Race and Archwey Partner to Tackle Marine Plastic

Posted: 7th Dec 2022

Written by: The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race, the world’s toughest test of a team in sport, and sustainable materials specialist Archwey, have announced a new partnership to inspire action to combat plastic pollution in the seas. Read More

MYS Sustainability Conference Explores Sustainable Superyacht Industry Initiatives

Posted: 19th Oct 2022

Written by: Virginie Proaskat

The Monaco Yacht Show – held from 28 September to 1 October – may have closed the doors on its 2022 edition, but it also marked the opening of several new initiatives. Among them was a Sustainability Conference held on Wednesday 28 September, upon the show’s opening. Read More

Water Revolution Foundation is Creating a Database of Verified Sustainable Solutions

Posted: 17th Oct 2022

Written by: Water Revolution Foundation

We know that there are more sustainable solutions available today than most yachting professionals are aware of. If these were all to be implemented, a significant reduction in environmental impact could be immediately achieved. That’s Read More

Navium Marine’s Innovative Insurance Exclusive to the IGY Trident Collective

Posted: 12th Sep 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

As the hectic Mediterranean summer yachting season comes to an end, this year has also heralded some major news for the industry: the launch of the IGY Trident Collective, an exclusive membership program for superyacht owners. Read More

Forbes Travel Guide Partners with IGY Trident Collective to Elevate Superyacht Crew Service

Posted: 1st Sep 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Universally recognised as the leading authority on five-star guest experience, Forbes Travel Guide is bringing its unparalleled reputation in luxury hospitality to an exciting new partnership with IGY’s Trident Collective. Read More

Cannes Yachting Festival Kicks off the Boat Show Season at IGY Vieux-Port de Cannes

Posted: 23rd Aug 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Following on from a bumper attendance last year, IGY Vieux-Port de Cannes will once again jointly host the eagerly anticipated Cannes Yachting Festival - Europe’s largest in-water boat show - from 6-11 September 2022. Read More

"Now is the Time for Change": Jenny Matthews on Diversity in Yachting

Posted: 17th Aug 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

If you work in the superyacht industry, you will have heard the name Jenny Matthews. A chief officer and co-founder of She of the Sea and Legasea, Jenny is no stranger to the obstacles faced by those who don’t fit the traditional narrative of what it means to be a yachtie. Read More

Thunder Child II Races from London to Monaco to Raise Funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Posted: 26th Jul 2022

Written by: OnboardOnline

On Wednesday 27 July, a team of five superyacht captains and crew – aka 54 knots – is returning to the helm of endurance vessel Thunder Child II to attempt a new UIM world record and raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Read More

NZ Millennium Cup 2023 Notice of Race Released

Posted: 24th Jul 2022

After a hiatus in 2022, the destination of choice for superyachts in February is back, as racing returns to the South Pacific with the New Zealand Millennium Cup in 2023 Read More

Superyacht Favourite Maldives Wins ‘Best Island in Asia’ Award 2022

Posted: 24th Jul 2022

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The Maldives has won ‘Best Island in Asia’ at the Travel + Leisure Asia’s Best Awards 2022, which was launched in March this year to highlight the excellent travel and hospitality across Southeast Asia. Read More

Pelorus Foundation Announces new Climate Investment Fund

Posted: 11th Jul 2022

Written by: Olivia Graham

Pelorus Foundation’s new Climate Investment Fund is a dynamic investment portfolio made up of nature and technology-based solutions to remove carbon from the atmosphere, addressing travel emissions responsibly. Read More

OpenOceans Global Launches Citizen Science App to Map Coastlines Fouled by Plastic

Posted: 11th Jul 2022

Written by: Carl Nettleton

OpenOceans Global has announced the launch of an online application allowing citizen scientists to map coastlines around the world that are pervasively fouled by plastic. Read More

The Ocean Race Calls for a Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights

Posted: 1st Jul 2022

Written by: The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race, the round-the-world sailing event known as the toughest test of a team in sport, and its global collaborators - including the Government of Cabo Verde - took a major step forward in their efforts to give the ocean a voice and make it an international legal entity. Read More

Prada Group and UNESCO-IOC Announce Winners of Sea Beyond Second Edition

Posted: 30th Jun 2022

Written by: Jana Hannoun

Prada Group and UNESCO-IOC have announced the winners of the second edition of the Sea Beyond project at a press conference moderated by marine advocate Patricia Furtado de Mendonça. Read More

Swinging the Moral Compass: What Should Crew Do?

Posted: 17th Jun 2022

Written by: The K Flag

There’s a new attention on the industry that has just never been there before. It’s all got a bit…heavy. Russian-owned yachts are listed as assets of Very Bad People. The crew? Well, they’re the new Stormtroopers on the Deathstar. Read More

The Distinction Between AV/IT and ETO Roles and Certification

Posted: 6th Jun 2022

Written by: Scott Molloy

The subject of AV/IT and ETO roles is a popular one that I would like to explore in this article, with an exclusive insight into a future superyacht AV/IT certification. Read More

Superyacht Technology Summit - Rookie in the House!

Posted: 25th May 2022

Written by: Anu Peippo

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) was a destination not to miss on ZediSense's route plan for the year 2022, and a great opportunity to see if similar technology is being applied by the big automation players. Read More

Sensing the Future of Onboard Automation with ZediSense

Posted: 16th May 2022

Written by: Richard Hagan

VTT SenseWay’s CEO Jere Laaksonen sat down with OnboardOnline to talk about their pioneering ZediSense product and the profound value in knowing, for sure, whether or not a space is actually occupied. Read More

The 7 Ps of Passage Planning in 2022

Posted: 16th May 2022

Written by: Dom Bulfin

Any seafarer worth their salt knows that passage planning is essential whether you’re cruising along the coast for a weekend away or exploring the Antarctic in a 100m+ expedition vessel, so why are we talking about it today? Read More

Magician Tony Steward Unveils New Onboard Experience for Charter Guests

Posted: 13th May 2022

Written by: David Smith

Courtesy of magician Tony Steward and his new onboard experience Immersion, superyacht charter guests can now share in appreciating some real magic that will inevitably be recalled as among the standout memories of any trip. Read More

Helping Ocean Life to Save the Planet

Posted: 6th May 2022

Written by: Peter Franklin

Now is the time for us all to focus more on how improved stewardship of the oceans can contribute positively to the total climate change mitigation planning, as well as restoring our critical aquatic biodiversity. Read More


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