Yachting News

The Ocean is Broken

Posted: 21st Oct 2013

Written by: Illawarra Mercury

Newcastle yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen recounts his voyage from Melbourne to San Francisco.10 years on, the silence made this voyage different from all those before it. Read More

Somali pirates on trial for hijacking French yacht

Posted: 17th Oct 2013

Written by: Yachting & Boating World

Three Somali pirates are on trial for the 2009 hijacking of a French yacht, which lead to skipper’s death. Read More

Indian Yachting Industry Slowdown

Posted: 16th Oct 2013

Written by: Economic Times

A few years ago, the rich and famous of India were known by the yachts they kept, the parties they threw on it - popularly known as yacht parties - and the money they lavished on such luxuries. Read More

Life-saving sailing kit shortlisted for James Dyson Awards

Posted: 15th Oct 2013

Written by: Yachting Monthly

Two innovative and potentially life-saving products for sailors are among the creations vying for a £30,000 top prize in the James Dyson Awards. Read More

Russian billionaire sues Dulux over yacht paint blunder

Posted: 14th Oct 2013

Written by: The Telegraph

A Russian chemical tycoon is suing Dulux's owner for £62 million after claiming the paint company's incompetence forced him to redecorate his £200 million yacht. Read More

The Nautical Academy – Our Doors Are Open

Posted: 13th Oct 2013

Written by: The Nautical Academy

After a hugely successful launch at the Monaco Yacht Show we are delighted to announce that The Nautical Academy has officially opened its doors! Read More

Dockwise Vanguard may help lift Costa Concordia wreck

Posted: 11th Oct 2013

Written by: BBC News

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship could be loaded aboard a colossal salvage vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, after a deal was struck with a Dutch company. Read More

Canadian Becomes World's Most Travelled Man

Posted: 10th Oct 2013

Written by: Calgary Sun

He left Calgary when the Flames were Stanley Cup champions, acid-wash jeans were the rage and an obscure little band named Nirvana had just signed to Sub Pop Records. Read More

Redevelopment at Monaco Marine

Posted: 7th Oct 2013

Written by: Superyacht Times

Monaco Marine signs a memorandum of understanding regarding redevelopment of Bois Sacré shipyard in Toulon Harbour near La Seyne sur Mer. Read More

World's Ugliest Ship Arrives in Bergen, Norway

Posted: 7th Oct 2013

Written by: digitaljournal.com

A seismic vessel, the Ramform Titan, is dubbed "the world's ugliest ship". With a stern measuring 70m, she is also one of the widest. Read More

Lampedusa Tragedy: Up to 350 dead

Posted: 4th Oct 2013

Written by: The Telegraph

The accident happened when a fire broke out on board a boat packed with an estimated 500 Eritrean and Somali refugees as it neared the end of its journey from the Libyan coast and approached Lampedusa, Italy's southernmost scrap o... Read More

Fire destroys M/Y Seafaris

Posted: 3rd Oct 2013

Written by: The Guardian

Luxury motor yacht Seafaris explodes off the Daintree coast of Queensland. Sixteen survivors who abandoned the burning vessel were rescued by a passing container ship. Read More

Luxury yachts find Asian buyers

Posted: 2nd Oct 2013

Written by: Bangkok Post

Singapore businessman Adrian Lee Chye Cheng, 33, is the super-yacht industry's dream come true.Young, wealthy and passionate about boats, he embodies an emerging market. Read More

Yacht Builders Reveal Craziest Requests

Posted: 30th Sep 2013

Written by: Frances and Michael Howorth – MYS

Answers the following question: "What is the weirdest/craziest request you have had from a client during the building of his yacht?" Read More

Warsash expands its international presence

Posted: 28th Sep 2013

Written by: Warsash Superyacht Academy

A year after its launch at the Monaco Yacht Show, Warsash Superyacht Academy has announced a programme of international expansion to meet growing demand. Read More

Oracle Wins America's Cup!

Posted: 26th Sep 2013

Written by: Douglas Robson – USA Today

Trailing 8-1 a week ago in the America's Cup, Oracle sailed away from Emirates Team New Zealand by 44 seconds on Wednesday to retain the Auld Mug. Read More

Take Part in a TV Show- Calling All Expats!

Posted: 25th Sep 2013

Written by: Nerd TV

Are you planning on moving to, or working in Monaco or the Cote D'Azur? Do you already live or work in the area? We want to tell your story! Read More

Yacht Medics Set Sail: Medical Crew Placement

Posted: 25th Sep 2013

Written by: Erin Mitchell, MedAire

MedAire will now place medical professionals on vessels for clients around the world. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and specialists are available for short-term or long-term placements based on a yacht’s specific needs. Read More

Nautical Academy and MB'92 Announce Collaboration

Posted: 24th Sep 2013

Written by: The Nautical Academy

The Nautical Academy is delighted to announce the opening of its new superyacht crew training facility in Barcelona, Spain in collaboration with Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92). The Academy will be our industries first full training f... Read More

Red Arrows Come to Monaco!

Posted: 21st Sep 2013

Written by: Superyacht UK

Superyacht UK (SYUK) is thrilled to announce that they have confirmed the iconic Red Arrows to perform a spectacular display over Monaco during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. This year sees the 10th anniversary of Superyacht UK wi... Read More

Confessions of a Stewardess - 2nd edition!

Posted: 20th Sep 2013

Written by: Lindsay Carlton – Fox News

Julie Perry, author of The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess, knows all too well about the yacht-owning super rich. After three years as a stewardess, visiting more than 40 ports in 18 countries, she's had to clean r... Read More

Cannes Boat Show Recap

Posted: 19th Sep 2013

Written by: Le Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes

Le Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, which took place between 10th and 15th September 2013 on the bay of Cannes, has been declared a resounding success by exhibitors, visitors and the managing companies of the show, the Federati... Read More

Monaco: 15 New Berths in 2014

Posted: 18th Sep 2013

Written by: Monaco Yacht Show

While the 23rd Monaco Yacht Show is about to unveil 103 exceptional superyachts in a few days, its organisers already announce 15 additional berths available from 2014. This development is a strong reply to the expectations of the... Read More

Costa Concordia - Has master mariner in charge of salvage met his match?

Posted: 17th Sep 2013

Written by: Barbie Latza Nadeau and Matt Smith, CNN

The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia was sitting upright early Tuesday after the first step of an unprecedented effort to salvage the ill-fated ship. In a lengthy process involving massive pulleys, cables and steel tanks, a s... Read More

All-Female Team SCA Grows

Posted: 16th Sep 2013

Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

SCA has confirmed that Stacey Jackson (AUS) and Abby Ehler (GBR) have joined their all-female Team SCA crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stacey and Abby will be joining the five selected crew announced earlier this year, whic... Read More

Malta Hosts Third Superyacht Seminar

Posted: 16th Sep 2013

Written by: Saul Malpass, Shipserv.com

Edward Zammit Lewis, the Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth for Malta, said on Wednesday, September 11th that he believes the country has the potential to turn into an “excellent leading maritime centr... Read More

ASAP Antibes Gains Support

Posted: 15th Sep 2013

Written by: ASAP Antibes

Over 300 people turned out on September 6th on the IYCA for the launch of the ASAP Logbook related to the development of Port Vauban. ASAP, which is the Association in support of the development and activities of the Port of Antib... Read More

First Stop Over on Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Town

Posted: 13th Sep 2013

Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

Cape Town will take the place of Recife on the route for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 in a direct change announced on Thursday at the city’s V & A Waterfront. The decision to go to the classic sailing city of Cape Town in South Af... Read More

Ellison Calls for Racing Series

Posted: 12th Sep 2013

Written by: Curtis Eichelberger & Aaron Kuriloff – Bloomberg N

America’s Cup organizers plan to start a racing league with 10 or 20 franchises if Oracle Team USA can rally to defend its title this year in sailing’s most prestigious competition. “Our plan is to start a world series of racing, ... Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport Gears Up for Super Yacht Migration

Posted: 11th Sep 2013

Written by: Dockwise Yacht Transport

As the seasonal migration of superyachts begins in late August from the Mediterranean to the wintertime cruising grounds of the Caribbean and South Florida, Dockwise Yacht Transport, operating for 26 years in the yacht transport i... Read More


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