Yachting News

Coronavirus Marine Update

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

In an effort to keep the industry up-to-date on the impact of COVID-19 on marine businesses and events throughout the world, OnboardOnline will be bringing you a concise digest of announcements by region as they are announced. Read More

Inmarsat Joins Forces with ISWAN to Help Improve Crew Wellbeing

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, continues to ramp up its response to COVID-19, with additional initiatives to improve superyacht crew wellbeing, including further collaboration with ISWAN. Read More

SY Irelanda Joins YPI Charter Fleet

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Francesca Eaton

Yachting Partners International are delighted to announce that 31.9m Irelanda has joined the YPI charter fleet. Irelanda was launched in 1996 By New Zealand shipyard Alloy Yachts and awarded winner of the Showboats award for Best Sailing Yacht under 36m at the time. Read More

Save The Med to Hold Screening of 'The Story of Plastic'

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Save the Med

With the Night of San Joan #ZeroWaste event fast approaching, Save the Med is hosting a free screening of the documentary The Story of Plastic on Thursday June 18 to highlight the increasing problem of plastic pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

ACREW Launches the Superyacht Business Awards

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Abi McGrath

ACREW is delighted to announce the launch of the global Superyacht Business Awards – a prestigious awards programme that acknowledges the best superyacht businesses in the world, based on captain and crew experiences from last season. Read More

Riva Consolidates is Presence in Russia

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Riva, the iconic brand in international yachting for over 178 years, has signed a new dealership agreement with Burevestnik Group to handle its operations on the Russian market on an exclusive basis. Read More

West Nautical Expands European Sales Team

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

West Nautical is delighted to be adding two very experienced members to its European sales team, with Claire Sinclair and Pierre Badin joining the company on June 1 as client manager and sales manager respectively. Read More

Montenegro Removes Quarantine for Yachts from Designated Countries

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Tony Browne

With the fact Montenegro currently has zero cases of COVID-19 and with no new cases in the last 28 days, the government of Montenegro has introduced further relaxation measures for maritime traffic, in particular international arrivals. Read More

Cromwell Littlejohn Promoted to CCO at Nothrop & Johnson

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Northrop & Johnson

Cromwell Littlejohn has been promoted to Northrop & Johnson Chief Commercial Officer and now will oversee all commercial activities of the company, including sales, charter, charter management and crew services, globally. Read More

A First Look at the new 62-metre Project 794 Superyacht

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Steve Bailet

Project 794, built in collaboration with Nobiskrug, is the second project in a row developed with the German shipyard in which Imperial act as Owner’s Representative and Build Supervisor throughout the entire construction process. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in Montenegro

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Marina Pejovic

There are currently zero active cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro, and the government and health authorities have announced that from June 1, foreign nationals are allowed to enter Montenegro, without the need for any quarantine or self-isolation measures. Read More

Yves Damette Joins YPI as Head of Fleet Operations

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Lizzie Lynch

Yachting Partners International has announced the appointment of Yves Damette as Head of Fleet Operations within the Yacht Management department. He is tasked with leading yacht management fleet operations and managing client relationships across its managed fleet. Read More

Italian Vessels Superyacht unveiled by Tommaso Spadolini Under Construction

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Alice Paniccia

I’ve known Mario Parigi, the CEO and founder of Italian Vessels, for many years and was delighted when he and his two sons approached me to design a new project.
We came up with two 28.5-metre displacement yachts based on the same hull lines by Umberto Tagliavini. Read More

Thailand Yacht Show Returns in January 2021

Posted: 2nd Jun 2020

Written by: Andy Treadwell

The Thailand Yacht Show returns to Royal Phuket Marina for its sixth edition from January 7- 10 2021. Showcasing a spectacular display of yachts, marine equipment, and lifestyle products, the show has established itself as the leading consumer boat show in Thailand. Read More

ECPY Guidance for Yachts During COVID-19

Posted: 1st Jun 2020

Written by: ECPY

ECPY has been actively investigating the situation created by COVID-19 for yachts and yachting, and taking into consideration the announcement made by the French prime minister, has released the following guidance. Read More

Greek Yachting is Back in Business

Posted: 29th May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Luxury crewed charter yachts are once again free to travel across the entirety of Greek waters, allowing guests to enjoy their vacation time in one of the safest ways possible, with marinas across the country are already fully operational. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in Albania this Summer

Posted: 29th May 2020

Written by: Bjordi Gogo

Albania has seen a very low rate of COVID-19, with only 1,076 cases and 33 deaths to date. The country implemented a strict lockdown that remains in place until the end of this week and currently, yachts are permitted to enter Albania with pre-approval for bunkering and provisioning. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Regulations in France

Posted: 29th May 2020

Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has presented the plan to reopen most of France from June 2. Bars and restaurants, beaches, parks and lakes will all begin to reopen, and cultural and sporting life will progressively return to normal. Read More

BIO-UV Group’s Coronavirus Surface Killer Approved

Posted: 29th May 2020

Written by: Coralie Mazauric

BIO-SCAN™, the UV-C-based surface disinfectant system announced last month by BIO-UV Group, has now received certification from two independent testing laboratories. The virus scanner is capable of detecting and eradicating micro-organisms including SARS-CoV-2 from all types of surfaces. Read More

Inmarsat 2020 Superyacht Connectivity Survey Opens

Posted: 28th May 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has opened its third and most extensive yet annual Superyacht Connectivity Survey, providing a unique state-of-the-industry assessment of satellite communications usage in the sector. Read More

Zeelander Yachts Expands Existing Dutch Shipyard

Posted: 28th May 2020

Written by: Alexander Razinkov

Zeelander Yachts’ state-of-the-art shipyard in Groot-Ammers, the Netherlands, is undergoing an expansion in response to growing demand for its boats. This will also allow the company to prepare the ground for the development of new models. Read More

Eight Solar Electric Catamarans Under Construction at Silent Yachts

Posted: 28th May 2020

Written by: Alexander Razinkov

Austrian company Silent Yachts has eight solar-electric catamarans under construction at shipyards, including one SILENT 55, four SILENT 60 and three SILENT 80, the 24-meter flagship model of the entire range. Read More

Bond TM Partners with ISWAN to Build Mental Health Portal for Superyacht Crew

Posted: 26th May 2020

Written by: Amy Liebthal

Following fundraising efforts across the industry and yachting media, ISWAN, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network is delighted to welcome Bond TM as the primary partner for its new mental health portal for superyacht crew: Yacht Crew Help. Read More

Monaco Yacht Show Announces New Format for 2020

Posted: 25th May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Principality of Monaco and Informa, organisers of the annual Monaco Yacht Show have today announced a secure, not-for-profit format for this year's event, with full details to be announced soon. Read More

Secure Your Presence at the Hong Kong Yacht Show

Posted: 22nd May 2020

Written by: Andy Treadwell

Dealers and brokers around Asia are reporting a significant recent uptick in interest in owning a boat – perhaps people are sensing the attraction of life on the open sea, discovering quiet, uncrowded bays and beaches, and getting away from it all with family or friends. Read More

COVID 19 Update: Cruising in Greece this Summer

Posted: 22nd May 2020

Written by: Mike Brewer

The prime minister announced this week that tourism will be reactivated from June 15 – hotels will be allowed to open and gradually other tourist services too, with international flights to tourist destinations permitted from July 1. Read More

First Olympic Yacht Show to Take Place in October

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: Gianluca Poerio

A joint venture between ONDECK Events and Olympic Marine SA, plans have been announced for a new boating event, the Olympic Yacht Show, to be held October 1-4 2020 at Marina Sounio, located some 75km southeast of Athens city centre. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Yachting in France

Posted: 21st May 2020

Written by: ECPY

Yachts stationed in France, regardless of their flag or registration, can currently sail in French and international waters with or without a client on board, and anchor to the ordinary rules. Read More

Sailing in Italian Waters in the Time of Coronavirus

Posted: 20th May 2020

Written by: Gianfranco Puopolo

On May 18 2020, Italy returned to the water once again after the Italian Prime Minister authorised sailing within the region of a person’s residence until June 2 and as of June 3, it should be possible to leave regional waters to sail freely around the Italian coast. Read More

Dates Announced for 1st Aegean Yachting Festival

Posted: 19th May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Organised by BoatsAdvisor-Hub & Events under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism of Greece, the 1st Aegean Yachting Festival will take place between 23-25 October 2020 in Rhodes, Greece, it was announced today. Read More


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