Yachting News

Guidelines for the 60th Antigua Charter Show

Posted: 29th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Antigua Charter Yacht Show will return to the docks of Falmouth Harbour this December for its 60th year. With the addition of a new board member Captain Andrew Burridge and the promise of a show ‘with a difference’ on the horizon, we can look forward to an eventful season ahead. Read More

Cookson Adventures Joins Forces with Octopus

Posted: 29th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Octopus, one of the world’s largest and most impressive explorer yachts, is for the first time in her storied history now available to charter. Read More

The Return of the Virtual Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 29th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Michael Skoulikidis, president of the Greek Yachting Association, has announced the return of the Virtual Charter Yacht Show. Following last year’s success, it’s once again time for us to enter the fascinating world of Greek yachting via its unique digital portal. Read More

Start Date Confirmed for The Ocean Race 2022-21

Posted: 24th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Two race fleets will assemble in Alicante, the Spanish home of the Race, for the winter holiday period in 2022 before a mid-January 2023 start for leg one of the around the world race. Read More

METSTRADE 2021 Navigates Restrictions to Deliver Successful Event

Posted: 22nd Nov 2021

Written by: Petra IJmker

This year saw the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems reinforce its pivotal role as the beating heart of the industry by bringing to Amsterdam 11,936 industry professionals for effective meetings, researching, and networking. Read More

ACR Electronics wins DAME Award in ‘Life Saving and Safety Equipment’ Category

Posted: 18th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

ACR Electronics has won a DAME Design Award in the ‘Life Saving and Safety Equipment’ category for its ResQLink View RLS personal locator beacon at this year’s METSTRADE in Amsterdam. Read More

Iguana Yachts Launches Iguana X100 White Edition

Posted: 18th Nov 2021

Written by: Annabelle Morand

Iguana Yachts has officially launched a new edition of its bestseller, the White Iguana X100, which combines all the power and versatility of the Iguana X100 with white French elegance as extra in shades of ivory and cream. Read More

Boat Builder Awards Highlights Importance of Innovation, Environment and Talent

Posted: 18th Nov 2021

Written by: Petra IJmker

This year’s Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement saw Leon Slikkers honoured for Lifetime Achievement, Elan Yachts’ Marko Škrbin named as Rising Star, and boatbuilding companies praised for achievement in innovation, collaboration, sustainability and marketing. Read More

Volvo Penta Assisted Docking wins DAME Design Awards 2021

Posted: 18th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

On November 16th the DAME Design Awards announced its winners. Volvo Penta’s Assisted Docking System was a joint winner of the DAME Design Award in the category of ‘Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems, and fittings. Read More

J Class to Join Superyacht Cup Palma 2022

Posted: 12th Nov 2021

Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

Superyacht Cup Palma is delighted to announce that the J Class will be joining the fun at Europe’s longest running superyacht regatta in 2022. Read More

Edmiston Foundation’s First Cohort of Young People Complete the Sea.Change Foundation Course

Posted: 12th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Edmiston Foundation is delighted to announce that a first cohort of 30 students has taken part its pioneering Sea.Change Foundation course, run by UKSA, the national maritime charity widening access to maritime training and employment. Read More

CRN Wins Gold Trophy at World Luxury Award 2021

Posted: 12th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

CRN, the historic shipyard and Ferretti Group brand specialising in designing and building fully custom yachts, has won the Gold Trophy at the World Luxury Award 2021 in the Cars & Yachts category. Read More

Raymarine Announces Record Sales, Growth Plan, and Talent Acquisition Drive

Posted: 9th Nov 2021

Written by: Karen Bartlett

The leading marine electronics brand’s record growth is underpinned by its acquisition by tech giant Teledyne leading to further investment and stability of the brand. Read More

New Course for The Ocean Race Features Epic Southern Ocean Leg

Posted: 7th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

The race course for the 14th edition of The Ocean Race around the world has been updated and it includes an epic crossing of the Southern Ocean - the longest leg in the history of the Race. Read More

MDL Marinas Becomes First Marina to Install Electric Boat Charging Network

Posted: 5th Nov 2021

Written by: Susannah Hart

Delivering on its commitment to tackle air pollution and reduce carbon emissions, MDL Marinas has partnered with Aqua superPower to install electric boat chargers at five of its marinas, becoming the first UK marina group to offer an electric boat charging solution. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Updates its Yacht Code

Posted: 5th Nov 2021

Written by: Bill Lines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Yacht Code has been updated and amended making it more pragmatic than ever for modern and innovative owners and shipyards to choose the RMI as a building standard. Read More

Searide International presents First Hydrogen Luxury Catamaran

Posted: 5th Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Designed by the London based company Searide International, the Searide 66 embodies the concept of ‘green autonomy’: it is 100% eco- friendly with zero-emission, green-hydrogen powered, assisted by artificial intelligence for sailing autonomy and anti-Covid certified. Read More

Dates Announced for 2022 TYBA Charter Show

Posted: 3rd Nov 2021

Written by: H Serhan Cengiz

TYBA Yachting & Brokers Association (TYBA) has announced it will be hosting the 3rd TYBA Yacht Charter Show at a prestigious new location, D-Marin Göcek, between 6-10 May 2022. Read More

Bert Fowles Elected Vice Chairman of United States Superyacht Association

Posted: 3rd Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Bert Fowles, IGY’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales was recently elected Vice Chairman of the United States Superyacht Association (USSA) Board of Directors. Read More

Peters & May Ramps up Sailings to the USA & Caribbean

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: Peters & May Ramps up Sailings to the USA & Caribb

Peters & May has increased its sailings to Florida and the Caribbean this autumn and winter to meet the increased demand from yacht owners choosing to sail in warmer waters now that transatlantic travel restrictions are easing. Read More

Relay4Nature Arrives in Glasgow for Global Climate Conference COP26

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Nature’s Baton, the symbol of Relay4Nature, has been welcomed at the landmark event by Vel Gnanendran, Director for Climate and Environment, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.
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METSTRADE 2021: Bringing Global Marine Companies Back Together

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: METSTRADE

The whole marine equipment industry is in the final stages of preparation for a long-awaited return to METSTRADE on 16-18 November 2021, the most powerful annual gathering of the world’s marine leisure companies at any time, in any place. Read More

Thailand Yacht Show Partners with Ocean Marina to Create Second Show

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

In line with the dramatic recent resurgence of the leisure boating industry, boosted, somewhat perversely perhaps, by the two-year pandemic, the organisers of the Thailand Yacht Show are delighted to announce a significant development in their yacht show portfolio. Read More

Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon to Highlight Industry Challenges for Females

Posted: 1st Nov 2021

Written by: Bryony McCabe

Working on board a superyacht offers career, financial and lifestyle opportunities like no other and, for these reasons, it is becoming an increasingly popular avenue for young people at the start of their working lives. Read More

Comanche Sets Unbeatable Rolex Middle Sea Race Monohull Record

Posted: 28th Oct 2021

Written by: James Boyd

In one of the most superb high speed offshore racing competitions, three of the world’s largest and fastest racing maxis arrived back in Valletta on 25 October, and were the first monohulls home in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Read More

OneOcean Opens New Singapore Offices

Posted: 28th Oct 2021

Written by: Steph Raikes-Cairns

OneOcean is excited to announce a new location for its Singapore office. Located in the Bugis area of the city, the move brings the company closer to its customer base in the region and will provide the benefits of flexible working for its staff, together with scope for growth in the future. Read More

Intellian and Inmarsat Launch Industry’s Newest FleetBroadband Terminals

Posted: 22nd Oct 2021

Written by: David Pugh

Intellian is pleased to announce that it has received type approval from Inmarsat for its new FB250 and Fleet One L-band terminals, making it one of the first to market with user terminals for operation on Inmarsat’s innovation catalyst L-band network, ELERA. Read More

Shortlist Announced for Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2021

Posted: 22nd Oct 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

A total of 21 companies from 11 countries named as potential winners for this year’s Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2021, in association with Raymarine. Read More

Yacht Club de Monaco and LH Introduce New Interior Crew Training Programme

Posted: 22nd Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Yacht Club de Monaco and Luxury Hospitality are thrilled to announce their first collaborative leadership training programme which will utilise LH’s unique 360 approach to develop, coach and mentor individuals and entire departments to unleash talent and potential. Read More

Island Global Yachting Acquires Fairport Yacht Support

Posted: 21st Oct 2021

Written by: Bert Fowles

Island Global Yachting has acquired Florida based Fairport Yacht Support and together they are launching IGY TRIDENT, an innovative global yacht management and destination membership program enabling IGY to deliver more integrated yacht services. Read More

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