Yachting News

Cuba holds out a five year welcome flag to cruising sailors

Posted: 2nd Dec 2013

Written by: Sail-World Cruising

Cuba has announced that it will allow leisure yachts to stay in the country for five years, in a bid to improve tourism. Read More

Russia Considers 3-Day Visa-Free Travel for Yacht Tourists

Posted: 29th Nov 2013

Written by: RIA Novosti

Tourists sailing to Russia aboard yachts could soon be allowed to stay in the country without a visa for up to three days. Read More

Greece's new tax on cruising sailors announced

Posted: 25th Nov 2013

Written by: Sail-World.com

If you are thinking of sailing in Greek waters any time soon, there is information here that you will want to know. Britain's Cruising Association, a British organisation for cruising sailors, has announced the latest and most com... Read More

Spanish taxpayers pay price as king goes from have-yacht to have-not

Posted: 25th Nov 2013

Written by: The Guardian

It was meant to showcase his modesty – but King Juan Carlos's renunciation of his yacht, Fortuna, is going to cost. Read More

The ticking time-bomb at the bottom of the Baltic Sea

Posted: 25th Nov 2013

Written by: The Economist

There is something dangerous lurking in the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea. Nearly 70 years after the victorious Allies dumped thousands of tonnes of Nazi chemical weapons and chemical agents into the Baltic Sea, experts have wa... Read More

METS Reports Record Attendance

Posted: 24th Nov 2013

Written by: Trade Only Today

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) announced record attendance of 20,500 professionals at the three-day business-to-business event in Amsterdam last week. Read More

Marina key feature of new Montenegro resort

Posted: 22nd Nov 2013

Written by: IBI News

A 250-berth marina will be a key feature of a new One&Only Resort located at Kumbor on the northern shore of the Bay of Boka Kotorska in Montenegro. Read More

Somali Pirates Jailed After Murdering Yacht Crew

Posted: 21st Nov 2013

Written by: ybw.com

Two Somali pirates have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering four Americans, including a former TV producer of The Love Boat. Read More

Candidates line up to join Team Dongfeng

Posted: 20th Nov 2013

Written by: Team Dongfeng

The recruitment campaign for Team Dongfeng is off to a flying start. Less than three weeks after the announcement of the new Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Team Director Bruno Dubois is delighted with the number an... Read More

And the Overall Winner of the DAME Award 2013 is...

Posted: 19th Nov 2013

Written by: Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS)

METS 2013 opened in style with the announcement of this year’s DAME Awards Winners presented by Chairman of the Jury, Bill Dixon. The Overall Winner was Sleipner Motor for its vector fin stabilizers, which was also the Category Wi... Read More

British Contenders Dominate DAME Design Awards Shortlist

Posted: 19th Nov 2013

Written by: Laura Kitching, Practical Boat Owner

Overall and Category Winners to be announced at a breakfast briefing today at METS in Amsterdam. Read More

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Race record for international entries

Posted: 18th Nov 2013

Written by: Sail-World.com

A little over 5 weeks remain before the Boxing Day start of the annual 628-nm ocean classic running from Sydney to Hobart, often referred to as a ‘nautical rite of passage’, and sponsored by Rolex since 2002. Read More

Elite Crew International and Warsash Superyacht Academy announce partnership

Posted: 15th Nov 2013

Written by: Warsash Superyacht Academy

Warsash Superyacht Academy (WSA) has announced a new partnership agreement with Elite Crew International. Read More

Spain Amends Matriculation Tax for Charter Boats

Posted: 14th Nov 2013

Written by: Richard Donkin

New Spanish tax laws exempting charter yachts from the 12% matriculation tax look set to reinvigorate the Spanish yachting sector. Read More

Google Secret Barge Project : San Francisco

Posted: 11th Nov 2013

Written by: The Telegraph

"Google Barge ... A floating data centre? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above." Read More

New MIN 471 announces changes to yacht deck training scheme

Posted: 10th Nov 2013

Written by: Warsash Superyacht Academy

The MCA announces that OOW will have to do EDH, Chief Mate to do ECDIS and Master Yachts to do Celestial Navigation. Read More

Clipper Round the World - Crew evacuated amid hurricane force gusts

Posted: 8th Nov 2013

Written by: Sail-World.com

In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, a violent storm has been battering the fleet today as it heads through the Indian Ocean from South Africa into the notorious ‘Roaring Forties’ in the Southern Ocean. Read More

Portsmouth Shipyard Closure Heralds the End of an Era

Posted: 7th Nov 2013

Written by: The Telegraph

The ending of shipbuilding at Portsmouth brings to a close hundreds of years of naval history. Read More

Superyacht Sinks After Fire

Posted: 6th Nov 2013

Written by: Isle of Wight County Press Online

A superyacht, valued at about £5 million, has sunk after fire broke out while it was moored at an Isle of Wight marina. Read More

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Spectacular start in Cape Town

Posted: 5th Nov 2013

Written by: Sail-World.com

A fleet of 12 yachts competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race headed out of Table Bay today to start a 4,700 mile Southern Ocean sleigh ride to Albany, Western Australia. Read More

Seasickness glasses nominated for DAME award

Posted: 4th Nov 2013

Written by: Sail-World.com

One of the scourges for those who wish to go to sea is seasickness. Even the most experienced of sailors can be overwhelmed at times. Read More

FLIBS: Marine industry insiders discuss relevance and growth of boat show

Posted: 3rd Nov 2013

Written by: Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel

With the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show underway, organizers and professionals discuss efforts to attract a younger and broader demographic of buyers. Read More

At 76, Stanley Paris set to sail around the world, by himself

Posted: 1st Nov 2013

Written by: Jacksonville.com

Stanley Paris knows there’s danger in his quest to become both the oldest and the fastest person to sail solo, nonstop, around the world. Read More

All Is Lost:: Six Rules Robert Redford Should’ve Known

Posted: 31st Oct 2013

Written by: Vanity Fair

One message of the film 'All is Lost' is that the aging sailor struggles for survival despite doing everything right. Read More

Costa Concordia trial: Captain's lover was on bridge

Posted: 30th Oct 2013

Written by: BBC News

A Moldovan dancer who was on the bridge of the Costa Concordia with Captain Francesco Schettino has admitted she was his lover at his trial. Read More

Too big to sail? Size of cruise ships stirs safety fears

Posted: 29th Oct 2013

Written by: Boston Globe

Cruise ships keep getting bigger, and more popular. But the expansion in ship size is worrying safety experts, lawmakers, and regulators. Read More

Oracle yacht and Boeing 787 scrap create new recycling niche

Posted: 28th Oct 2013

Written by: The Seattle Times

A gleaming 80-foot long Oracle Team USA racing yacht is being recycled and may end up as a bunch of stand-up paddle boards. Read More

Jolly Gourd Show: Artist sails across Solent in a pumpkin boat

Posted: 25th Oct 2013

Written by: Herald Scotland

A contemporary artist has become the first person to sail a hollowed-out pumpkin across the Solent. Dmitri Galitzine set sail from Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, in the boat made out of a 500kg pumpkin, and arrived an hour and ... Read More

Millionaires galore, but not a marina to park a yacht

Posted: 23rd Oct 2013

Written by: DNA India

The paradox couldn’t be more stark. For a country with a coastline of over 7,500 km and well over 150 000 dollar-millionaires, India has hardly a marina to park its luxury yachts and boats. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport adds Activities of Dockwise Yacht Transport

Posted: 22nd Oct 2013

Written by: Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Sevenstar Yacht Transport is proud to announce it has grown its business by adding the activities of Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT). Read More


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