Yachting News

Enter The TCN/ Fraser Short Story Competition

Posted: 15th Sep 2020

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

This year, more than most, our teams at The Crew Network and FRASER have heard and shared more stories with our captains and crew than ever before, so now we're inviting you to submit your story, with the chance to win some great prizes.

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FLIBS 2020 Stays on Course

Posted: 11th Sep 2020

Written by: MIASF

Owners MIASF and show producer, Informa U.S. Boat Shows, announce that the 61st annual FLIBS will go on with support from government officials in Broward County and Fort Lauderdale as commissioners allow County Administrator Bertha Henry to approve the show. Read More

Superyacht Charities 7Cs Challenge

Posted: 10th Sep 2020

Written by: Liam Dobbin

Since Superyacht Charities could not hold any events this year due to COVID19, on 18-19 September we are raising funds in a sponsored run, ride and row of the equivalent distance between the two main cancelled events - Southampton and Palma de Mallorca. Read More

YPI leads Supports Calvi to Monaco Water Bike Challenge

Posted: 10th Sep 2020

Written by: Sarah Keegan

Yachting Partners International, has announced its sponsorship of ‘The Crossing – Calvi to Monaco Water Bike Challenge’. Two teams of internationally renowned athletes will race on water bikes to raise awareness for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and its programmes. Read More

Beware: Yacht Crew Employment Scam Reported by PYA

Posted: 9th Sep 2020

Written by: PYA

The PYA's Member Assistance Service recently received a report from a crew member who was recruited for a false job onboard a yacht. The motive of this job offer is not clear, however, this is an example of how crew might be vulnerable to human trafficking scams and/or identity fraud. Read More

Collaboration to Bring COVID-19 Hygiene Solution On Board

Posted: 9th Sep 2020

Written by: Amy Halsted

Vikand - the global healthcare solutions provider - is partnering with Amy Halsted and Bob Saxon to bring marketing and direct awareness to the yachting and superyacht industries, providing interior solutions against COVID-19. Read More

Join the Panama Posse Rally 2020-2021

Posted: 7th Sep 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Taking place from December 4th, the 20/21 Panama Posse Rally is a seven month adventure taking in 13 countries with over 500 anchorages, across a total of 4,500 nautical miles. Connecting sailors from California to Florida, you can join anywhere along the route. Read More

Threatened Species Day: Sea Shepherd’s Fight to Protect Marine Wildlife

Posted: 7th Sep 2020

Written by: Sea Shepherd Australia

Today on 7th September, Threatened Species Day highlights the sad reality that humankind is threatening and destroying many of our precious marine species. The Sea Shepherd movement battles to save biodiversity, calling for everyone to join in the fight. Read More

Miquel Àngel Lliteras Joins Evolution Yachting as COO

Posted: 7th Sep 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting is excited to announce the appointment of Miquel Àngel Lliteras as their new Chief Operations Officer. Bringing over 20 years of experience, Lliteras is a qualified naval architect and was previously the Shipyard Manager at MB92 in Barcelona. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show Postponed to 2021

Posted: 4th Sep 2020

Written by: Syazwani Russell

In view of the scale of the logistical preparations necessary for building the show infrastructure and organising the arrival of yachts, the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show have decided to postpone the 10th Anniversary edition to April 2021. Read More

Virtual Pursers Launch Shoreside Services for Superyachts

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

With the ever increasing burden of yacht administration and a growing demand for remote support, today sees the launch of Virtual Pursers, a bespoke shoreside purser service for yacht owners, captains and management companies. Read More

MB92 Barcelona Creates New Operations Structure

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Júlia Quintana

Shipyard MB92 Barcelona announces the reorganisation of its operations department to increase efficiency since the launch of the new 4,800T shiplift last year. It follows the departure of shipyard manager Miquel Lliteras, who is set to start a new professional adventure. Read More

Contest 55CS Nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2021

Posted: 1st Sep 2020

Written by: Annick Conijn

Contest Yachts has announced that the newly launched 17-metre Contest 55CS has been nominated in the Luxury Cruiser section of the European Yacht of the Year 2021. The sailing trials take place in Kiel, Germany, and the winners are to be announced next January in Düsseldorf. Read More

METSTRADE 2020 Cancelled

Posted: 27th Aug 2020

Written by: METSTRADE

METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam announce with great sadness that the 2020 edition of the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which was scheduled on 17-19 November in RAI Amsterdam, has been cancelled. Read More

MHG & VIKAND Launch COVID-19 Hygiene Program for Superyachts

Posted: 27th Aug 2020

Written by: Melissa Gribas

MHG and VIKAND SOLUTIONS announced their partnership to bring VIKAND’s Health and Hygiene program to the yachting industry. This Health and Hygiene program consists of a 3-pronged approach to reduce and potentially eliminate the threat of COVID-19 on board. Read More

ISYL - New Training Courses for Maritime Professionals

Posted: 26th Aug 2020

Written by: Andrea Sculati

The Italian Super Yacht Life Foundation (ISYL) has organised three new training courses through a joint initiative with NAVIGO, supported by shipyards based in Viareggio, to promote careers in the nautical sector.   Read More

YPI Offers Eco-Friendly Day Charters on the Cote d'Azur

Posted: 24th Aug 2020

Written by: Lizzie Lynch

Yachting Partners International (YPI) is offering the world’s first eco-friendly day charter in the shape of the 10m Vita X ELECTRIX - a fully electric, high performance, luxury powerboat available on the Cote d'Azur. Read More

Cannes Yachting Festival 2020 Cancelled

Posted: 23rd Aug 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Following cancellation of the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival by the organisers Reed Expositions France 'due to a prefectural dispensation not being granted', yesterday government official Bernard Gonzalez responded angrily in an interview with the local newspaper Nice Matin. Read More

Future for Superyachts, Business Jets & Luxury Property - Online Conference

Posted: 20th Aug 2020

Written by: Lorna Titley

On Friday 25th September - The Future for Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property will provide a vital platform for information exchange and networking at a time when key annual events such as the Monaco Yacht Show, EBACE and MIPIM have been postponed. Read More

Dynamiq Presents the Redesigned 50m GTT 165

Posted: 20th Aug 2020

Written by: Bogdan Gusarev

Dynamiq is proud to present the renewed GTT 165, a 50m superyacht with modern technology and unique design at her core. Designed for those seeking ultimate relaxation, the GTT 165 has a chic Maldivian style interior using a neutral palette with natural woods and stone. Read More

Nemesis One - World’s First Luxury Hydrofoil Catamaran

Posted: 19th Aug 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Nemesis Yachts debuts with their groundbreaking 332 feet (101 meters) futuristic hydrofoil catamaran design. The ‘NEMESIS ONE’ will be the World’s First Luxury Foiling Multihull, able to break the 50 knots speed barrier, while flying on computer controlled hydrofoils. Read More

OpenC247.com Launches Nautical Charts & Publications Portal

Posted: 18th Aug 2020

Written by: Jenni Bezer

In response to the growing demand for digital technologies in the maritime sector, OpenC247.com launches a sophisticated new portal for nautical charts and publications, with no subscription or minimum contract term, and free updates and corrections. Read More

IAMI GUEST Launch New Accredited Purser Program

Posted: 18th Aug 2020

Written by: Joey Meen

To meet growing demand for pursers on board large yachts, IAMI GUEST have announced the launch of their fully accredited Purser Program to be delivered by three approved training providers: The Crew Academy, The Purser Trainer and The Yacht Purser. Read More

Spain Remains Open for Yachting Activity

Posted: 14th Aug 2020

Written by: Bea Alonso

There have been mixed reports in the media creating concern amongst our captains and crew however, Spain has not been restricted and international travel is still in line with all other EU countries, with currently no quarantine requirements. Read More

QPS Adds Direct FarSounder Integration to Qinsy

Posted: 14th Aug 2020

Written by: FarSounder

Quality Positioning Services (QPS), the experts in maritime geomatics software and services, has integrated FarSounder’s Argos Forward Looking Sonars (FLS) into their Qinsy survey software package, now displaying their FLS bathymetric data in the Qinsy platform. Read More

Hope on Horizon for Yachting Industry After Covid-19

Posted: 13th Aug 2020

Written by: James McMath

The yachting industry has been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus outbreak but, according to Andrew Morgan, CEO of Affinity Group, the sector is already showing promising signs of post-lockdown recovery.
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to Re-launch Big Boat Racing in the Med

Posted: 12th Aug 2020

Written by: James Boyd

While the 2020 season of maxi yacht racing has been largely wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first steps back to normality are soon to be taken with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup set to go ahead in Porto Cervo over 30 August to 4 September. Read More

Superyacht Technology Conference Moves to ISE in Barcelona for 2021

Posted: 11th Aug 2020

Written by: Joanna Palmer

The Superyacht Technology Conference will join with ISE, the world's largest professional AV and integration show, running from 4- 5 February 2021 at the Fira de Barcelona. Exhibitor space has been expanded to an 8000m2 private hall while the Innovation Lab can host 50 stands dedicated to the superyacht sector. Read More

Only Captains - Executive Search & Mentoring for Superyacht Captains

Posted: 10th Aug 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As yachts continue to grow in value, size and complexity, Captains Brendan O'Shannassy and Malcolm Jacotine have joined forces to launch OnlyCaptains.com, the first executive search and command mentoring service specifically for superyacht captains. Read More

Eco Vision at The Boat Works in Australia

Posted: 10th Aug 2020

Written by: Charmaine Webb

Environmental management, sustainability and stringent procedures are top priorities at The Boat Works, already positioned as industry leaders in customer service, a vast array of skills and quality tradesmen. Read More

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