Yachting News

Registration Now Open for the Balearic Yacht Show

Posted: 12th May 2021

Written by: Alice Taylor

Registration is now open for The Balearic Yacht Show, the first hybrid yachting event in the Mediterranean connecting thousands of professionals all over the world. Attendees can register online at www.balearicyachtshow.org. Read More

Monaco Ramps up Preparations for 8th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge

Posted: 10th May 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

While eco-friendly vehicles and renewable energy sources are in the spotlight in the Principality of Monaco at the EVER show, and electric single-seaters vie for pole position in the 4th E-Prix, the Yacht Club de Monaco is ramping up preparations for the 8th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge. Read More

Inside the World’s Largest Composite Production Superyacht

Posted: 10th May 2021

Written by: Rachel Mansour

Gulf Craft, one of the world’s premier shipbuilders, successfully launched Majesty 175, the world’s largest composite production superyacht, which is scheduled to be delivered to her owner over the summer of 2021. Read More

Lifting of Covid-19 Restrictions in the Med

Posted: 10th May 2021

Written by: ECPY

As travel restrictions are starting to be lifted in France and throughout Europe, ECPY has made a summary of the remaining restrictions in the most important Europe and Mediterranean yachting destinations. Read More

Wally Supports Magnificent Return of Maxi Racing to Portofino

Posted: 10th May 2021

Written by: Monica Paolazzi

All eyes in the sailing world turned to the Italian Riviera last week, where the Regate di Primavera – Splendido Mare Cup marked the explosive return of Maxi racing to the Med, held in the sheltered waters of the Gulf of Tigullio. Read More

Genoa Superyacht Hub Project Launches

Posted: 10th May 2021

Written by: Marcela de Kern Royer

Already among the main destinations for super and megayachts in the Mediterranean, Genoa has further strengthened its leadership by investing in urban transformation and new infrastructures for hosting and managing large yachts. Read More

IYBA & IGY Launch New Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 10th May 2021

Written by: Bert Fowles

The International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) in partnership with IGY Marinas, is thrilled to announce that they will stage the inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show at Yacht Haven Grande - St. Thomas, USVI, from 9-12 December 2021. Read More

YATCO Announces Significant Q1 Growth Results

Posted: 7th May 2021

Written by: Lisbet Castillo

YATCO has been growing at a rapid rate digitally, as well as through partnerships and within its marketing division. YATCO.com has seen a 20 per cent increase in traffic and in new visitors, with a 63 per cent increase in consumer leads for its esteemed professional customer base. Read More

Beluga Crowned Yacht of the Year

Posted: 7th May 2021

Written by: Ocean Alliance

MY Beluga has been crowned 'Yacht of the Year' in the inaugural Ocean Awards for 2021. The award is recognition of Beluga’s owner and crew’s efforts to survey and protect the marine ecosystem as part of the Great Reef Census. Read More

Briland Club Selects IGY to Manage Superyacht Marina on Harbour Island

Posted: 5th May 2021

Written by: Kay Mellinger

The world’s only global superyacht marina company, Island Global Yachting (IGY), is thrilled to announce it has been selected by Briland Club to manage their superyacht marina project on Harbour Island in The Bahamas. Read More

Balearic Yacht Show 2021 to be First Hybrid Yachting Event in the Med

Posted: 5th May 2021

Written by: Alice Taylor

Following the success of the event that took place in November last year, the Balearic Yacht Show returns with more superb conferences and workshops aimed at marine professionals as well as some exciting new networking features. Read More

Understanding Crew Retention: Impact Crew Survey

Posted: 5th May 2021

Written by: Karen Passman

Crew turnover is still a significant problem in the superyacht industry and, to gain a better understanding of the issues, Impact Crew has joined forces with a number of stakeholders asking crew to take a short, anonymous survey. Read More

Superyacht Cup Palma’s Anniversary Attracts New and Familiar Faces

Posted: 30th Apr 2021

Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

The 25th anniversary of the Superyacht Cup Palma is shaping up to be a landmark celebration of Europe’s longest running superyacht regatta, attracting an inspiring degree of interest featuring the return of regular participants alongside no fewer than three first-time entries. Read More

IGY and OCP Commence Development of New Superyacht Marina in Málaga

Posted: 30th Apr 2021

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY and OCP are pleased to announce the commencement of construction work to develop IGY Marina Málaga, that will offer superyachts convenient, state of the art berthing in the centre of one of Spain’s most vibrant cities. Read More

MB92 Barcelona Collaborates with the Seabin Project

Posted: 28th Apr 2021

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 Barcelona has collected 570kg of waste over the past year thanks to two sea bins installed in its facilities. The waste included everything from industrial plastics, bottles, cans, packaging, disposable PPE such as masks, textiles to organic ocean waste. Read More

The Sea Eagle Joins Sea Shepherd’s Fleet of Marine Conservation Vessels

Posted: 28th Apr 2021

Written by: Heather Stimmler

For the past six months, Sea Shepherd has been working behind the scenes to quietly acquire, register and equip the latest addition to its fleet of marine conservation vessels: the Sea Eagle. Read More

Quaynote Communications Announces Two New Seminars in May.

Posted: 28th Apr 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

Following the success of its previous superyacht industry webinars, Quaynote Communications is delighted to announce two new hour-long seminars in May, including Port, Yacht and Travel Restrictions Affecting Yachts in Key Jurisdictions. Read More

Yacht Haven Grande Miami Becomes First Marine FTZ in Miami-Dade County

Posted: 28th Apr 2021

Written by: Gili Wojnowich

IGY is proud to announce that Yacht Haven Grande-Miami at Island Gardens has been unveiled as the first and only designated Marine Foreign Trade Zone in Miami-Dade County. Read More

ISS Appoints Porto Montenegro’s Marina Director Tony Browne to Board of Directors

Posted: 21st Apr 2021

Written by: Daisy Beech

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced the appointment of Tony Browne to its prestigious board of directors, who has over 10 years onboard experience. Read More

The Ocean Race Europe Marks a New Fully Crewed Standard

Posted: 21st Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Ocean Race Europe will see IMOCA and VO65 teams compete in a race from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Some of the best sailors and teams in the world will take up the challenge next month, racing in stages from Lorient, France to Genova, Italy.
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MSN 1905: Everything you Need to Know

Posted: 21st Apr 2021

Written by: Luc Hill

In March 2021, MSN 1905 was introduced, the first major update of its kind since MSN 1768 in 1995. A new regulation set out by The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), it details the minimum requirements for medical stores on board vessels. Read More

Uros Pavasovic Studio Unveils Bold New Concepts

Posted: 16th Apr 2021

Written by: Julia Zaltzman

London-based superyacht design firm Uros Pavasovic Studio celebrates its first anniversary with the release of two creative yacht concepts - the striking 40m EX40 and 130m Cobra. Read More

New Collaboration Offers Superyacht Crew Training for Fine Art

Posted: 14th Apr 2021

Written by: Pandora Mather-Lees

As the importance of caring for valuable fine art on superyachts grows, Pandora Art Services (Art On Superyachts Programme) is delighted to announce a partnership with one of the yacht industry's most respected crew training companies, Alex Parker Larkin. Read More

New Sustainability Initiatives at Porto Montenegro

Posted: 9th Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Enhancing the natural environment and benefiting the local community, Porto Montenegro Marina is one of the most sustainable yachting destinations in the world with a long-standing history of sustainable initiatives. Read More

French Polynesia Reopens its Borders to Tourism

Posted: 9th Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

French Polynesia has reopened its borders to tourism, with president Edouard Fritch breaking the news in a press conference after travelling to Paris to meet several members of the French government and president Emmanuel Macron.  Read More

Pascoe & Stoneman launches Falcon Tenders

Posted: 8th Apr 2021

Written by: Julia Zaltzman

Falcon Tenders – a brand new name in the superyacht sector – has thrown open its doors in Southampton, UK, with the highly respected Mark Pascoe at its helm. Read More

RAI Amsterdam Lays Out Plans for METSTRADE 2021

Posted: 8th Apr 2021

Written by: Petra IJmker

With in-person events expected to go ahead later this year, the global leisure marine sector is anticipating the return of METSTRADE 2021 from 16 to 18 November in Amsterdam, with Covid-secure parameters to be put in place. Read More

Costa Rica Opens to International Superyachts

Posted: 2nd Apr 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Following lobbying by Fraser and the Costa Rica Marina Association, the Costa Rica Legislative Assembly has voted to reform the existing marina law to facilitate easier access for international superyachts to and within the country’s waters. Read More

Thailand Announces Plans to Boost Yacht Tourism

Posted: 2nd Apr 2021

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Thailand has announced plans to reboot tourism and is now welcoming foreign flagged yachts with a reduced quarantine, with further news to follow, report Gordon Fernandes and Tanyuta Singhmanee of Asia Pacific Superyachts.  Read More

Shipyard Supply Co Hover Chocks - a lot less bother with a hover!

Posted: 1st Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Storage of tenders on board has always been a compromise between the guest area, stowage space and crane location, until now with the launch of SSCo’s hover chock, designed and developed by ex-yacht crew for yacht crew. Read More

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