Yachting News

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

Ainslie wants America's Cup back in England

Posted: 30th Apr 2013

Written by: Channel 4

The UK's Channel 4 took to the decks alongside renowned Olympic sailor, Ben Ainslie, in Napels, Italy, to speak with him about his decision to go after the America's Cup. According to the interview, Ainslie is hoping to bring the ... Read More

Britain's Ainslie sets sights on America's Cup

Posted: 29th Apr 2013

Written by: Paul Gittings and Brooke Bowman – CNN

Ben Ainslie lives for sailing. He grew up near the sea, and he wants to retire on the ocean wave. But before then, the most successful yachtsman in Olympic history is taking on one of the biggest challenges his sport has to offer ... Read More

First Amels 199, M/Y Event, christened

Posted: 26th Apr 2013

Written by: Amels

The first AMELS 199, EVENT, has been christened at the Amels yard in Vlissingen, Holland. In a few weeks this avant garde 60-metre will set out on her maiden voyage to Norway to explore the spectacular fjords. The successful, on-t... Read More

Oracle Christens America's Cup Catamaran

Posted: 25th Apr 2013

Written by: Bernie Wilson – Associated Press

With a traditional splash of champagne, defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA christened and launched its new 72-foot, wing-sailed catamaran on Tuesday. Then, with the wind blowing 27 knots on some parts of San Francisc... Read More

Yacht Auction at Antibes Show a Disappointment

Posted: 24th Apr 2013

Written by: Lulu Trask – SuperyachtNews.com

On Saturday 20th April at the Antibes Yacht Show a first of its kind took place. The Prestige Yacht Auction, the first superyacht auction to take place at a boat show, was held at 3pm in the VIP Tent and on the docks. WIth eight y... Read More

Most Expensive Marinas

Posted: 23rd Apr 2013

Written by: Tim Thomas – Forbes Traveler

Megayachts are the playthings of the rich. But, where is the place for you and yours to see and be seen? Boat International has identified five of the chicest, most expensive marinas to moor up and bump bows with the best of them.... Read More

The Blue Peter - Big winds strike at Antigua Classics

Posted: 22nd Apr 2013

Written by: Elaine Bunting

Strong winds, rain squalls and big ocean seas gave the grand old ladies racing at Antigua Classics a beating yesterday, and saw several crews limp home with serious damage to rig or sails. But winds of 25-30 knots, with stronger g... Read More

PlanetSolar Crossing Oceans Again

Posted: 19th Apr 2013

Written by: PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar's M/S Tûranor is taking on the high seas again, this time on an Atlantic and Caribbean tour as part of a data-collection effort. Having proven her point, that 'sailing' around the world with solar power is possible, Tu... Read More

A Blue Economy

Posted: 18th Apr 2013

Written by: European Commission

EU members are meeting in Greece for a two-day conference to discuss the maritime economy and cooperation between countries along the Med. The potential of the sea is at the heart of the efforts to promote the delivery of blue gro... Read More

High-End Charters in Austere Europe Draw Criticism

Posted: 16th Apr 2013

Written by: Maria Alafouzou – The New York Times

Around the Mediterranean, countries are battered by economic and political storms, from civil war in Syria and financial meltdown in Cyprus to the relentless grind of austerity in Greece, Italy and Spain. But out on the water, it’... Read More

Masked men rob tour bus on St. Lucia

Posted: 15th Apr 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

Officials on St. Lucia said masked gunmen held up a tour bus full of about 50 tourists from a visiting cruise ship and robbed them, the Associated Press reported. No one was reported to have been hurt. The Caribbean island-nation'... Read More

Les Voiles de St. Barth

Posted: 12th Apr 2013

Written by: Sarah Whitehead – The New York Times

The sailing calendar in the Caribbean has been filling up over the past decade, drawing modern and classic yachts from Europe, the United States and, increasingly, the Caribbean itself. This week sees the fourth edition of Les Voi... Read More

Kiwi luxury boat-builders in the global market

Posted: 11th Apr 2013

Written by: Maria Alafouzou – The New York Times

New Zealand is probably best-known in the sporting world for the All-Blacks, its bruising national rugby team. But as an island nation, it’s also known as a bastion of hard-nosed sailing and boating knowledge. “Being so far away f... Read More

Nauta Yachts CEO speaks about Azzam

Posted: 10th Apr 2013

Written by: Superyacht Times

Nauta Yachts has commented on the launch of superyacht Azzam, the largest motor yacht in the world, with exterior design and styling by Nauta Yachts, and built by Lürssen. The yacht was launched Friday at the Lürssen yard in Germa... Read More

Texas considering cap on yacht tax

Posted: 9th Apr 2013

Written by: Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle has reported that Texas state legislators are floating the idea of a tax break for big yachts, with backers claiming it is needed to keep boat sales, repairs and other economic activity in the state. Accordin... Read More

America's Cup legend, Jack Sutphen, dies

Posted: 8th Apr 2013

Written by: Bill Center – U-T San Diego

The sailing legend, who was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 2005, died in San Diego at the age of 95. Read More

Lürssen Launches World's Largest Yacht

Posted: 5th Apr 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

The long-awaited, long-discussed Lürssen Yachts project that was expected to eclipse even the world's largest yachts finally did so Friday at the shipbuilder's yard in Bremen, Germany. M/Y Azzam did just that and more. It surpasse... Read More

A preference for land over sea among China's elite

Posted: 4th Apr 2013

Written by: Wei Gu, The Wall Street Journal

China may have become the world’s largest market for luxury goods, but when it comes to buying private boats, most of its wealthiest citizens have yet to dip their toes in the water. Only one out of every 318 high-net-worth indivi... Read More

Tax advantages lure yachts to Croatia

Posted: 3rd Apr 2013

Written by: Croatian Times

Yacht owners who are yet to pay the E.U.'s VAT on the purchase of their yachts have been looking into registering their vessels in Croatia. Read More

'Somali pirates' trick journalists

Posted: 3rd Apr 2013

Written by: Jamal Osman, 4 News

As western journalists scrambled to find Somali pirates, a group of men claim to have made an industry in pretending to be pirates. Read More

First Cayman Islands registered yacht passes MLC compliance

Posted: 2nd Apr 2013

Written by: Belinda Liversedge, Superyachtnews.com

A 65m Benetti yacht has become the first Cayman Islands registered yacht to achieve MLC compliance. Read More

Caribbean Nations Seek Oil Amid Fear Over Spills

Posted: 1st Apr 2013

Written by: David McFadden, The Associated Press

The turquoise waters that have long brought treasure seekers to the Caribbean are now drawing a new kind of explorer as countries across the region increasingly open their seas to oil exploration.

From the Bahamas and Cuba down...
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