Yachting News

British Marine to host Covid-19 Webinar Series

Posted: 8th Apr 2020

Written by: British Marine

British Marine will be hosting a series of webinars, starting this Thursday 9th April with Covid-19: Industry Briefing and Q&A. These sessions have been designed to bring members up to speed on the very latest COVID-19 news, advice and industry best practices. Read More

The Charter Market and Covid-19

Posted: 8th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Take a look at the specific effects of coronavirus on the charter market, with an exert panel sharing insights while shedding some light on the outcome of the thousands of charter contracts signed, or due to be signed, this year. Read More

Brokerage: Is There Still a Market?

Posted: 8th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

This is the topic of discussion yachting expert Hein Velema put towards an expert panel of key industry players, who debated the status of the market, pending brokerage deals and how best to react, and survive, the current worldwide crisis. Read More

The Marshall Islands Registry Strengthens its Position amid Covid-19 Crisis

Posted: 7th Apr 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has been recognised on the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 roster for the period 1 July 2020-30 June 2021, as reported in the recently published USCG 2019 Annual Report. Read More

DYT Announces Available Sailings to Get Yachts Home

Posted: 7th Apr 2020

Written by: Laurien Hoving

COVID-19 has changed the world in many ways however in times like these, there is still the need to get your yacht home. DYT is still committed to offering the best service and support to make this happen, with a number of available sailings in the coming weeks. Read More

The State of the Market during COVID-19

Posted: 2nd Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Given the global Coronavirus situation, it’s vital to ensure we are kept up-to-date with the current affairs of various sectors of the industry. Yachting expert Hein Velema hosted a discussion alongside a panel of industry insiders. Read More

Flat Rate VAT Reduction on Charters Allowed Again in France

Posted: 1st Apr 2020

Written by: ECPY

The provisions of the BOFIP as of 29 January 2020, which put an end to the flat-rate VAT reduction system, has been cancelled this morning by a new BOFIP ref 30 March 2020, which allows the flat-rate reduction, applicable under the former BOFIP, to apply after 31 March 2020. 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

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Cancels May and June Regattas

Posted: 27th Mar 2020

Written by: Marialisa Panu

Due to the implications of the global coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency, which currently sees Italy seriously affected, the regattas organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda scheduled for the months of May and June have been cancelled. 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

Denison Yachting Launches Virtual Boat Show on 27 March

Posted: 26th Mar 2020

Written by: Danny Grant

Denison Yachting has announced the launch of "A Boat Show From Your Couch," a friendly and safe way to experience a boat show in a time of social distancing. Denison has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948. 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

Republic of the Marshall Islands Urges Countries to Treat Seafarers as Key Transport Workers

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

The Republic of the Marshall Islands, one of the world’s largest maritime registries, encourages countries to recognise and protect seafarers as key transport workers amid restrictions around the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. 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

Travel Ban to French Polynesia and Rapatriation

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Faced with the intensity of the health crisis we are currently experiencing, the authorities of French Polynesia have decided to suspend access to the territory for all non-residents of French Polynesia. Read More

The Crew Coach Slashes Prices on Online Counselling Services

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

Following a recent poll on social media, it appears that the majority of The Crew Coach community are in self-isolation/quarantine and are very concerned about their futures and for their family back home. Read More

Finalists of the Ocean Awards 2020 Announced

Posted: 19th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Held in partnership with Blue Marine Foundation, one of the UK’s leading ocean conservation charities, the Ocean Awards recognises and rewards those that share our commitment to fixing the largest solvable problem on the planet – the crisis in our oceans. Read More

MYBA Charter Show 2020 Cancelled

Posted: 16th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The 32nd edition of the MYBA Charter Show, due to be held at Marina Port Vell in April, has been cancelled. Read More

Van der Valk and Hot Lab Team up on Interior Design Project

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Dutch yachtbuilder Van der Valk has announced a cooperation with Italian yacht design company Hot Lab to create two sumptuous styles for the new Van der Valk Pilot series that will ensure a superlative level of interior comfort for these contemporary explorer superyachts. 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 2020 VAT Rules to Impact Yacht Charter Industry in the Med

Posted: 12th Mar 2020

Written by: Michelle Barberi

As a result of the European Commission’s action against the simplified VAT structures on short-term yacht charter adopted by countries such as Italy, France, Malta and Cyprus, this year’s Mediterranean charters will face some radical VAT changes. Read More

Yanmar Announces Partnership with April Marine in France

Posted: 12th Mar 2020

Written by: Rozemarijn Loffelt

Yanmar Marine International has signed a new partnership with boating insurance and financing specialist April Marine to offer affordable payment options to leisure customers buying Yanmar engines in France. Read More

Billion Dollar Forecast for Superyachts in Brisbane

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Jeni Bone

Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, the premier facility in south-east Queensland, has congratulated the Queensland state government for its foresight and investment in the Australian superyacht infrastructure. Read More

Big Names in Superyacht Regattas Enter New Zealand Millennium Cup 2021

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Isla McKechnie

Some of the most well-known names in superyacht racing will head south for the 2021 New Zealand Millennium Cup, it’s been announced today (March 11). Frequent competitors will join regular entries Silvertip, Tawera, Sassafras and Janice of Wyoming as they race in the world’s southernmost regatta.
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Evolution Yachting Opens Four New International Offices

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting has announced that the company has taken the next step in its global expansion programme with the opening of new offices in four new countries: Albania, Croatia, Sardinia and Turkey. The openings will see the head count rise to 130 employees working across the organisation. Read More

Luxury Hospitality Accredits Three New Trainers Under the GUEST Program

Posted: 11th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The leading experts in 7-star hospitality training for superyacht crew continue to cement their reputation for supplying the most comprehensive service and leadership development courses in the industry by accrediting three more trainers under the prestigious GUEST Program. Read More

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Enables Worldwide Transmission of Deep Sea Images

Posted: 10th Mar 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the world’s leading maritime broadband service, has once more been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images captured by the deep ocean research institute Nekton from the floor of the Indian Ocean to be transmitted to audiences worldwide. Read More

Nominees Announced for World Superyacht Awards 2020

Posted: 10th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Each year the World Superyacht Awards recognise the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts from across the globe. Now in its 15th edition, this year’s nominees represent the biggest and best yachts out on the seas. 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

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