Yachting News

Coronavirus and Crew: Know Your Rights

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch & John Cook

The Coronavirus pandemic is a global de facto force majeure affecting all walks of life, disrupting daily activities and intended future activities. However, it is not usual for force majeure to be included in employment contracts and MLC, 2006, (MLC) does not address the issue. Read More

New Zealand Marine Industry Temporarily Suspended

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Barry Thompson

With New Zealand now in total lockdown, the country’s entire marine industry has ceased operations until possibly the end of April. The NZ Coastguard has also requested that Kiwis do not go boating. Read More

Save the Med Launches Digital Resources and Live Lessons

Posted: 31st Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

While all Save the Med's field activities are cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, its team are developing digital resources and live lessons inspired by the ocean to share with all who would like to learn more and act for its protection during and beyond times like these. Read More

Now is the Time for Green Yachts

Posted: 30th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Global warming, climate change and plastic pollution are just three of many forces threatening our planet today, so there’s no better time for the superyacht industry to do its bit and start evaluating its degree of efficiency and sustainability. Read More

Hong Kong Yacht Show Launches in November 2020

Posted: 26th Mar 2020

Written by: Syazwani Russell

The Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association and Verventia Pte Ltd, organiser of Singapore and Thailand Yacht Shows (SYS and TYS), have confirmed the launch of a new jointly-organised Hong Kong Yacht Show at the International Cruise and Yachting Festival (Hong Kong) 2020. Read More

New Dates Released for Singapore Yacht Show 2020

Posted: 25th Mar 2020

Written by: Syazwani Russell

The Singapore Yacht Show has announced that the 10th anniversary edition of Asia’s most important boat show will take place on 15 - 18 October 2020 in the completely re-designed and rejuvenated ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. Read More

The Crew Coach Guide on How to Manage in a Crisis

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

To help crew overcome the distress and help manage your reactions in a crisis, The Crew Coach has put together a comprehensive guide on how to manage in a crisis as no one is ever really prepared, and for the most part, it is unexpected. Read More

The Effects of COVID-19 on Ship & Yacht Finance

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Grant Eldred and Sarah Allen

As the current pandemic emergency continues to develop around the globe, businesses involved in the world of ship finance, sale and purchase, and construction are beginning to feel the impact on the industry. Read More

Nine Sea Shepherd Documentaries to Watch Now

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Looking for something to watch at home during lockdown? To keep you inspired during these difficult circumstances, Sea Shepherd has put together a list of nine of its ocean conservation films that you can stream online and watch now. Read More

Uncensored with Marien Sarriera of Yachts Mermaids

Posted: 21st Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

Founder of Yachts Mermaids, an online platform which provides resources, tools and support for female yacht crew, Marien Sarriera isn’t afraid to discuss the more difficult aspects of yachting that are seldom aired in public. Read More

A Guide to Monaco’s Marinas - from Port Hercules to the new Portier Cove

Posted: 17th Mar 2020

Written by: The Islander

With berthing space in such high demand in the principality of Monaco, yacht owners can now explore an exciting new option: Cala del Forte Ventimiglia. The port is designed as a sister marina to Monaco’s two existing marinas, Port Hercules and the Port of Fontvieille. Read More

Sarnia's Bruce Maltwood Talks Fiduciary in the Marine Industry

Posted: 17th Mar 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

As director of Sarnia Yachts and a member of the board, Bruce Maltwood discusses the ever-changing complexities of a fiduciary business operating in the superyacht industry and what actions owners and charterers need to explore post-Brexit. Read More

Palm Beach Shows Postponed

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: IBI News

Organisers of the Palm Beach International Boat Show and Superyacht Show Palm Beach, scheduled to run March 26 – 29, have postponed the event indefinitely due to health concerns, with no further information available yet. Read More

New Dates Announced for China International Boat Show

Posted: 4th Mar 2020

Written by: IBI News

The organisers of the China International Boat Show (CIBS) in Shanghai have announced new dates for this year’s event – a positive indication that China is beginning to recover from the recent coronavirus crisis. Read More

YARE 2020 Postponed until November

Posted: 4th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

In light of the developments in the international situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Management Board of the organizing company NAVIGO has decided for a postponement of YARE to 4-6 November 2020. Read More

Are Yacht Shows Letting the Side Down on Sustainability?

Posted: 1st Mar 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Within the yachting industry, sustainability talk in the media focuses to a large extent on those who design, build or own superyachts. But when it comes to yachting trade shows and events, just how sustainable are we? Read More

METSTRADE Launches into New Decade with Added Space and Value

Posted: 25th Feb 2020

Written by: Petra Ijmker

Having enjoyed strong growth throughout the last decade, with exhibitor and visitor attendance figures consistently rising, the organisers of METSTRADE have announced ambitious plans for the 2020 edition and beyond. METSTRADE 2020 will take place from 17 to 19 November. Read More

She of the Sea Launches Gender Diversity Pledge

Posted: 24th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

When Jenny Matthews launched She of the Sea back in 2018, it was because she wanted to see the industry at its best. Now with support from all corners of the industry, Jenny and her business partner Natasha Ambrose have launched the yachting industry’s Gender Diversity initiative. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show Moves to New Home for 2020

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Saakshi Gupta

Hailing the dawn of a decade defined by innovation in the maritime sector, the 28th Dubai International Boat Show will drop anchor at its new Dubai Harbour home from 10th-14th March, buoyed by a striking display of superyachts.
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Kawil Triumphs at New Zealand Millennium Cup

Posted: 3rd Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The New Zealand Millennium Cup prize-giving marked the close of the regatta today on Royal Huisman race day, against the backdrop of a honey and peach sunset and the jubilation of brand new champions. Read More

Citizens Launch Initiative to ban Shark Fin Trade in Europe

Posted: 2nd Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Sea Shepherd and other NGOs have united with citizens from across Europe to demand the end of the shark fin trade in the European Union and increase the protection of these fragile species. Read More

Kawil Leads on Day Two of the NZ Millennium Cup

Posted: 31st Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

There were no complaints about a delayed start due to lack of wind on day two of the NZ Millennium Cup. The local dolphin pod joined the fleet at the start, keeping crew entertained as they waited for the gun. Read More

Perspectives on Onboard Culture: Round Up

Posted: 23rd Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

We set out to uncover what determines the culture on board a yacht and how to change a negative one to a positive one, from the perspectives of three experts working in this field. Here's what we found out... Read More

The Newest Water Toys to try Right Now

Posted: 21st Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

With the Caribbean season in full swing, you’re probably busy reviewing your inventory of water toys right now. Superyacht Tenders & Toys gives us the lowdown on the newest water toys you should set your sights on. Read More

Mark Peak of SYTT on the Trends in Water Toys for 2020

Posted: 16th Jan 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As toy specialist at Superyacht Tenders & Toys, Mark Peak has one of the most enviable jobs in the business. We caught up with Mark to get the low down on the latest water toys for this year. Read More

Water Revolution Foundation Introduces Code of Conduct

Posted: 16th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

What better way to kick off the decade of sustainability in yachting than aligning with the United Nations' international 2030 agenda for their Sustainable Development Goals? Water Revolution Foundation is proud to launch the very first industry-wide Code of Conduct. Read More

Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Mick Carbert

Posted: 10th Dec 2019

Written by: Mick Carbert

With 28 years’ experience as a chef, it’s safe to say that guests are in good hands with Mick Carbert in charge of their food. From his experiences to his inspirations, here's what he has to say. Read More

A Case for Crew Performance Reviews

Posted: 9th Dec 2019

Written by: Jenny Matthews

A recent yacht crew survey has uncovered some interesting food for thought on performance reviews, with unbiased feedback, department specific training and career progression a key focus. Read More

Louise Sydbeck, Master of Wine & Author of The Yacht Cru Wine Guide

Posted: 1st Dec 2019

Written by: Sam Watson

There are only 367 Masters of Wine in the world and Louise Sydbeck, founder of Riviera Wine and author of the Yacht Cru Wine Guide, is proud to be one of them. But as Louise explains, mastering wine involves lifelong learning driven by passion and the pursuit of excellence in matching wines with personal preference. Read More

How to Build Confidence

Posted: 27th Nov 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

In my role as a coach and mentor, I’m very aware that the biggest challenge for most of the women and men I work with is their confidence in their own abilities. Often called ‘imposter syndrome’, this is true of even the most seni... Read More


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