Yachting News

Moore Stephens Partner to Speak at Super Yacht Finance Forum

Posted: 10th Sep 2013

Written by: Moore Stephens

Ayuk Ntuiabane, partner at Moore Stephens Isle of Man, leading providers of multi-sector accountancy, consultancy and wealth management services will address over one hundred of the superyacht industry’s key professionals and owne... Read More

Cape Scott Yachts Appoint European Sales Agent

Posted: 10th Sep 2013

Written by: Private Yacht Group

Explorer yacht builder Cape Scott Yachts has announced the appointment of Private Yacht Group as its exclusive sales agent for the European market.The new Cape Scott range, from 57 to 117ft, incorporates class-leading safety featu... Read More

Ship Loaded with Marijuana Burns Across the Med

Posted: 9th Sep 2013

Written by: Tom Kington – The Telegraph

Smugglers shipping 30 tonnes of hashish resin across the Mediterranean - with a street value of 40 million euros (£33.8m) - created a massive drifting cloud of marijuana fumes after setting fire to their illicit cargo as police mo... Read More

PlanetSolar Forgoes Super Yacht Conversion

Posted: 6th Sep 2013

Written by: Belinda Liversedge – SuperyachtNews.com

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar powered yacht at 31m long, marked the end of her 22 day deep-water scientific expedition along the Gulf Stream, by arriving in style on a sunny day on London. There to present the ... Read More

Rupert Murdoch to Sell His Yacht

Posted: 5th Sep 2013

Written by: Robert Frank – CNBC

Rupert Murdoch is parting with one of his favorite trophies—his yacht. Less than three months after filing for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch has listed the family's 184-foot sailing yacht called Ros... Read More

Oracle Docked Two Races for Cheating Scandal

Posted: 4th Sep 2013

Written by: Julia Prodis Sulek – San Jose Mercury News

Just days before the start of the America's Cup finals, an international jury on Tuesday found Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA guilty of cheating, expelled a key sailor and two shore crew and docked the team two races. The penalty... Read More

SF Sailing Expert Gives Edge to Kiwis

Posted: 3rd Sep 2013

Written by: Tom FitzGerald – San Francisco Chronicle

There’s a difference between actual racing and in-house racing. That may be a critical component when the America’s Cup finals begin Saturday. At least that’s the way local sailing expert Zach Berkowitz sees it. A former weatherma... Read More

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Begins

Posted: 2nd Sep 2013

Written by: Carlo Borlenghi – Superyacht Times

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: sunny clime, rocky outcrops, ideal wind conditions and high-class sailing. 2013 marks the 24th edition of the world’s premiere rendezvous for Maxi yachts held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Five days of racing... Read More

Judge Orders Sale of Former U.S. Presidential Yacht

Posted: 30th Aug 2013

Written by: Jonathan Starkey – The News Journal

A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered the owner of the former presidential yacht USS Sequoia to sell the boat for $7.8 million, minus legal fees and loans, to a Washington-based investment group after a legal battle in Chancery Cou... Read More

African Dust Clouds Worry for Caribbean

Posted: 29th Aug 2013

Written by: Andrea Rodriguez – Associated Press

Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing... Read More

Ruling on U.S. Cup Team's Violations Expected by Week's End

Posted: 28th Aug 2013

Written by: Tom FitzGerald – The San Francisco Chronicle

An international jury's decision on Oracle Team USA's illegal-weight violations is expected by the end of the week. The case could be the biggest scandal in the 162-year history of the America's Cup and could result in the forfeit... Read More

Team NZ Wins Louis Vuitton Cup

Posted: 26th Aug 2013

Written by: Dex McLuskey – Bloomberg

Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Cup to earn the right to challenge Oracle Team USA for the America’s Cup, sailing’s most prestigious trophy. The Kiwis beat Italy's Luna Rossa in the first of two scheduled races yesterday on... Read More

750kg of Cocaine Seized on Yacht

Posted: 23rd Aug 2013

Written by: Matthew Raggatt – Stuff.co.nz

An international law enforcement operation has seized 750 kilograms of cocaine bound for Australia. The drugs were found on a yacht in a Vanuatu port, hidden underneath concrete which required a chisel to access, and are estimated... Read More

Bravo TV launches call for second season of Below Deck

Posted: 22nd Aug 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

Despite its many critics, Below Deck is looking for crew for the filming of its 2nd season. Expect this to make some waves. Bravo TV are auditioning superyacht crew for their second season of Below Deck, based out of Saint Martin... Read More

Dovaston Crew Teams Up with Crew Asia

Posted: 21st Aug 2013

Written by: Lulu Trask – SuperyachtNews.com

Western-based crew agency Dovaston Crew and Eastern-based crew agency Crew Asia have teamed up to bring its clients the best selection of crew from across the globe. Dovaston Crew specializes in European and Antipodean crew and ha... Read More

Gibraltar: Royal Navy repels fishing boat armada

Posted: 19th Aug 2013

Written by: Rowena Mason – The Guardian

Spanish boats illegally entered Gibraltar's waters after a stand-off with the Royal Navy on Sunday. In an escalation of the bitter diplomatic dispute over fishing rights, British military and police boats had to push back a flotil... Read More

Italy Rolls Back Boat Tax

Posted: 16th Aug 2013

Written by: Lee Mylchreest – Sail-World.com

Good news for non-Italian boat owners, who fled Italy in droves when the Italian Government (the previous one) put a tax on new boats. The tax will no longer be applicable to yacht owners who are not Italian residents, and the ne... Read More

Yacht Tax Has Negative Impact on Jobs

Posted: 15th Aug 2013

Written by: Chris Wang – Taipei Times

Yacht builders yesterday urged the administration of President Ma Ying-jeou to stop listing yachts as luxury items, saying the government has been shooting itself in the foot by trying to promote the recreational marine industry w... Read More

BBC Slammed for Promoting 'Elitist' View of Sailing

Posted: 14th Aug 2013

Written by: Hayley Dixon – The Telegraph

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said the corporation was obsessed with football and cricket and had forgotten we are a maritime nation. He said the country had developed "sea blindness" and claimed sailing was in fact open to all - "wheth... Read More

Azzam's Owner Identified

Posted: 13th Aug 2013

Written by: The Japan Times

The royal family of the United Arab Emirates has dethroned Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in the race to own the world’s biggest mega-yacht, an annual survey of the world’s 100 biggest yachts has shown in the magazine Yachts... Read More

British PM threatens Spain over Gibraltar

Posted: 12th Aug 2013

Written by: Joseph Watts – London Evening Standard

David Cameron today threatened Spain with “unprecedented” legal action over Gibraltar as British warships steamed towards the Med. The Prime Minister hit out at heavy-handed Spanish checks at the country’s border with Gibraltar, c... Read More

Luna Rossa Sweeps Artemis Out of Cup

Posted: 11th Aug 2013

Written by: Julia Prodis Sulek – San Jose Mercury News

Sweden's Artemis Racing ended its emotional journey to the America's Cup on Saturday, losing its last race after a valiant comeback to prove the team could compete after the heartbreaking loss of its beloved crew mate, the skipper... Read More

Sunreef Yachts Introduces its First Carbon Sailing Yacht

Posted: 8th Aug 2013

Written by: The Maritime Executive

Sunreef Yachts - the inventor of the luxury catamaran concept and currently the world leader in design and construction of custom made luxury catamarans above 60 feet continues moving forward in the field of super yacht design. Th... Read More

UK Ratifies MLC

Posted: 8th Aug 2013

Written by: WorldFishing.net

The United Kingdom has ratified the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). With this ratification, 41 ILO Member States, representing 75.3% of the world gross tonnage of ships and more th... Read More

Artemis Loses First Race

Posted: 7th Aug 2013

Written by: Julia Prodis Sulek – San Jose Mercury News

Sweden's Artemis Racing may have lost its first race in the preliminary series of the America's Cup on Tuesday, but skipper Iain Percy -- whose best friend was killed during the team's tragic capsize last spring -- said it was a t... Read More

Veteran British Sailor to Lead Abu Dhabi Team

Posted: 6th Aug 2013

Written by: GulfNews.com

Sailing veteran and former British Olympian Neal McDonald is to take the helm as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Performance Director in the team’s second bid for Volvo Ocean Race glory next year. And Emirati 24-year-old Adil Khalid has ... Read More

Captain Fabien Roché joins Sunrise Yachts to head operations

Posted: 3rd Aug 2013

Written by: Sunrise Yachts

The Antalya-based yacht builder is pleased to announce the appointment of Fabien Roché as Chief Operating Officer. Following the signing of a string of large yacht projects, Sunrise Yachts is strengthening its management structure... Read More

Diageo Uses Yachts for Marketing

Posted: 2nd Aug 2013

Written by: Clementine Fletcher - Bloomberg News

Diageo Plc (DGE), the world’s biggest distiller, is courting cash-rich Europeans with luxury boat parties and male models as sales of high-end brands in the region outpace cheaper spirit labels. “We’re not going to just make a tel... Read More

Caribbean Has Lost 80% of Reefs

Posted: 1st Aug 2013

Written by: Fiona Harvey – The Guardian

A major survey of the coral reefs of the Caribbean is expected to reveal the extent to which one of the world's biggest and most important reserves of coral has been degraded by climate change, pollution, overfishing and degradati... Read More

Students Use GPS Spoofing to Push Yacht Off Course

Posted: 31st Jul 2013

Written by: Liat Clark – Wired

A team of engineering students has demonstrated for the first time how hijackers can use GPS spoofing techniques to gain navigational control of a vessel. The students from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of T... Read More


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