Yachting News

America's Cup to Refund Early Race Tickets

Posted: 13th Jun 2013

Written by: Yahoo! News

San Francisco's troubled America's Cup sailing regatta was dealt another setback three weeks before the competition starts when organisers said they would refund tickets to watch some challenger races leading up to the finals for ... Read More

Marinas to Come to Malacca Straits

Posted: 11th Jun 2013

Written by: Jason Gerard John – New Straits Times

The Malacca Government plans to attract some 20 per cent of more than 3,000 yachts passing through the Straits of Malacca each year with the construction of Marinas along the Klebang and Tanjung Kling coastal line. The building of... Read More

New Manager for Cannes Boat Show

Posted: 9th Jun 2013

Written by: IBI News

Sylvie Ernoult will be responsible for the operational management of the 2013 Cannes International Boat Show. Read More

Megayacht Sales on the Rise

Posted: 7th Jun 2013

Written by: Arlene Satchell – Sun Sentinel

Sales of mega yachts are turning the corner in the improving economy, according to some South Florida-based yacht sellers and builders. So far this year, there's been a notable upswing in interest for new custom-built yachts of 80... Read More

RINA and YDSA join forces

Posted: 7th Jun 2013

Written by: YDSA

The Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA), has announced the signing of a Membership Agreement with the internationally renowned Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), enabling reciprocal arrangements for members... Read More

MarNavProgram Rewrites Rules of Ownership and Charter

Posted: 4th Jun 2013

Written by: MarNav

After two years of intensive, strategic research, a unique service aimed at revolutionising Superyacht ownership and charter will be launched in the latter part of 2013. Developed by Superyacht captain and veteran yacht management... Read More

Rise in Yacht Sales in China

Posted: 3rd Jun 2013

Written by: China Daily

The more mature the market is, the more popular smaller yachts will become. This is a rule of thumb in the yachting industry that is now taking shape in the Chinese market. During the China (Shanghai) International Yacht Show in A... Read More

London to Host Clipper Sailing Race

Posted: 31st May 2013

Written by: The Guardian

London is to host the start and finish of the 2013-14 Clipper round the world yacht race. The race will start on 1 September 2013 and cover 40,000 miles, visiting 14 ports on six continents in the world's longest ocean race, befor... Read More

Media Mogul to Buy Boat International?

Posted: 30th May 2013

Written by: Mark Kleinman – Sky News

The media tycoon who owns the weekly political magazine the New Statesman is poised to snap up the bible of the super yacht world in a deal worth tens of millions of pounds. I understand that Mike Danson, who made a near-£200m for... Read More

Trinity Yachts Reaches Expansion Deal

Posted: 29th May 2013

Written by: Chad Calder – The Advocate

Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore, which have shipyards in New Orleans and Gulfport, Miss., have sold an equity stake to a Connecticut investment firm that could allow them to expand both Gulf Coast facilities. In New Orleans that co... Read More

Port Said Swept By Lawlessness

Posted: 28th May 2013

Written by: Max Siegelbaum – Al Jazeera

Egyptians from all walks of life once flocked to the markets and beaches of Port Said. Businessmen rubbed shoulders with factory workers, browsing through piles of imported tax-free goods. Families from around the country strolled... Read More

The Ultimate Grand Prix Guide

Posted: 24th May 2013

Written by: James Frankland – Eurosport

Monaco's challenges are many and varied - racing within the tight confines of the Principality, drivers are very light on areas they can afford to make a mistake, and there's absolutely nowhere you can make a big error and get awa... Read More

America's Cup Suggests Safety Improvements

Posted: 23rd May 2013

Written by: Nancy Kercheval – Bloomberg News

Structural reviews of competing America’s Cup catamarans, a lower wind limit and improved safety equipment for sailors are being recommended to prevent a repeat of a training accident that killed an Olympic yachtsman. The 37 recom... Read More

Italians Ignore America's Cup Sailing Restriction

Posted: 22nd May 2013

Written by: ONE Sport

While America's Cup organisers continue their review of this month's fatal Artemis Racing tragedy, at least one of the challenging syndicates has flown in the face of requests to stay off the water. Last week, Golden Gate Yacht Cl... Read More

Sailors Rescue Golden Gate Bridge Jumper

Posted: 21st May 2013

Written by: J.M. Brown – Santa Cruz Sentinel

A Santa Cruz sailing crew rescued a man who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday, delivering him safely to Coast Guard officials. Scott Walecka, 56, of Santa Cruz, was taking his 38-foot vessel Animal to San Francisco to p... Read More

Italian yacht builder ISA opens office in Florida

Posted: 20th May 2013

Written by: Arlene Satchell – Sun Sentinel

International Shipyards Ancona has opened an office in Fort Lauderdale to serve as its North American operations.The 12-year-old company specializes in the design, construction and refit of luxury motor yachts 78 feet to 295 feet ... Read More

America's Cup Asks Teams to Suspend Training

Posted: 17th May 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

After reassuring a wary public that everything would go ahead as planned despite the tragic death of a British sailor during training last week, the America’s Cup backtracked Thursday and announced that its Review Committee had re... Read More

America's Cup: Event Will Go On As Scheduled

Posted: 16th May 2013

Written by: Julia Prodis Sulek – MercuryNews.com

Days after a fatal capsize darkened the run-up to this summer's America's Cup, event officials announced Tuesday that the world's most famous sailing race will go on as scheduled. "The America's Cup remains on track and racing wil... Read More

Youth Team Pulls Out of America's Cup After Fatality

Posted: 14th May 2013

Written by: CBS San Francisco

A German youth sailing team has announced it is withdrawing from the upcoming America’s Cup regatta in the wake of the death last week of a sailor on a separate team. Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a member of Sweden-based Artemis Racing,... Read More

America's Cup Death Highlights High-Tech Risks

Posted: 13th May 2013

Written by: Noel Randewich and Jonathan Weber – Reuters

Less than 24 hours before a British sailor died in an America's Cup boating accident on San Francisco Bay, billionaire Larry Ellison, the mastermind behind this year's competition for the world's oldest sporting trophy, was celebr... Read More

British Sailor Dies After America's Cup Catamaran Capsizes

Posted: 10th May 2013

Written by: Laura Smith-Spark – CNN

Friends and fellow sailors mourned double Olympic medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson after the shocking news that he had died in San Francisco Bay while training for the America's Cup. The British sailor's death followed the capsizing... Read More

Classic Yachts Parade their Splendour

Posted: 9th May 2013

Written by: Bill Cox – Epoch Times

The Classic Yacht Rally organised by the Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) was held on Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5) comprising one race each day starting at Stanley and Tai Tam at the extreme south-east of Hong Kong Island. The 26 boats e... Read More

Ship Hits Genoa Port, Kills 7

Posted: 8th May 2013

Written by: Nicole Winfield – The Associated Press

Rescue workers in diving gear found seven bodies Wednesday in the wreckage after a cargo ship slammed into the dock at Genoa, toppling the busy Italian port's control tower into the harbor. Four people were hospitalized and two ot... Read More

US Sailing, America's Cup Launch 'Start Sailing' Website

Posted: 7th May 2013

Written by: US Sailing

US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has joined forces with the pinnacle event in sailing - the iconic America’s Cup - to introduce, inform and educate a new generation of sailors. The new website at www.startsail... Read More

MY Loretta Anne named Motor Yacht of the Year

Posted: 6th May 2013

Written by: Alloy Yachts

Tony Hambrook and the team at Alloy Yachts are pleased to announce the 47m Dubois designed, Loretta Anne has been named MOTOR YACHT of the YEAR at this year’s World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul. The yacht also won the category of... Read More

Michael Payne appointed CEO of Camper & Nicholsons

Posted: 4th May 2013

Written by: Belinda Liversedge, Superyachtnews.com

Camper & Nicholsons International (CNI) has appointed Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Payne, as new CEO of Camper & Nicholsons International. Payne succeeds outgoing CEO, Eric de Saintdo.

"I am honoured and excited to accept ...
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Where to Be During the Grand Prix

Posted: 3rd May 2013

Written by: Tristan Rutherford – Luxury Travel Magazine

Monaco is the byword for glamour, gaming and the globe’s greatest Grand Prix. It boasts more bars, cars and Michelin stars per square metre than anywhere else on earth. On the weekend of 25th May, the world peers in at the planet'... Read More

Yacht a lot for Monaco and Switzerland!

Posted: 3rd May 2013

Written by: IOMtoday.co.im

The Isle of Man Ship Registry can now take vessels with ownership structures in Monaco or Switzerland thanks to legislative changes passed by Tynwald.This is a strategic move in terms of superyachts which was introduced in respons... Read More

Yachts and China

Posted: 2nd May 2013

Written by: China.org.cn

Fancy mansions, fast cars - they are no longer the only ways for China's wealthy to spend their fortune. Many have taken to combining deal-making and pleasure on a luxury yacht. However-- due to strict coastal regulations and life... Read More

M/Y Cloud 9's Turkish Trip

Posted: 1st May 2013

Written by: Jamal Hammadi – The Huffington Post

Turkey was a magical trip.Cruising through the Aegean Sea which lies between Turkey and Greece. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south, with the Greek Peninsula to the west, and part of Thrace to the east. The tides in the Aegea... Read More


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