Yachting News

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.
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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

COVID-19: EU Border Update

Posted: 19th May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

There was an update from the French Government yesterday, May 18, stating that a conference will be held on Monday May 25 between the EU Ministers to discuss the possibility of the reopening of the European and UK borders by June 8. Read More

Will you be Cruising in Turkey this Summer?

Posted: 19th May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Turkey looks like it will be one of the first countries opening up to cruising this summer, with the government announcing that it foresees activities to start as of the May 27, to be confirmed. Read More

YCCS Postpones Opening and is Ready for 2020 Season

Posted: 18th May 2020

Written by: Marialisa Panu

Pending definitive government provisions, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has postponed the opening of its base in Porto Cervo until the end of June/beginning of July, and in the meantime is preparing to get safely underway. Read More

Antigua Charter Show Gears Up For a Successful December Show

Posted: 18th May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The Antigua Charter Show has announced that is has several yachts ready to register for the 2020 show, which will be taking place between the 4th and 9th of December. While the country has not yet fully opened to tourists, there is still so much nature to explore once it does. Read More

SYBAss & LYBRA Withdraw from Monaco Yacht Show 2020

Posted: 16th May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Yesterday, in a letter to the organisers of the Monaco Yacht Show, both SYBAss and LYBRA, two major industry associations, confirmed that they will not be participating at this year’s event scheduled for 23-26 September. Read More

GYA Presents the First Virtual Charter Show Worldwide

Posted: 15th May 2020

Written by: GYA

In September of 2020, the MEDYS will be presented, for the first time ever, in virtual form via a specially designed platform of the organisation’s official website, supporting both the superyacht sector and yachting in Greece. Read More

What Will Yachting Look Like Post Lockdown?

Posted: 15th May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

With yachting webinars now becoming the norm, the PYA brought together a panel of experts to discuss what the future of yachting might look like post lockdown for crew in terms of regulations, certificates, health and safety regulations, insurance and more. Read More

Cannes Yachting Festival to Go Ahead

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: IBI News

The organisers of the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival have confirmed that this year’s show will go ahead as planned from September 8-13. The news was confirmed today by Reed Expositions, whose staff have been working remotely to ensure the success of the show’s 43rd edition. Read More

ECPY Clarifies Easing of Restrictions in French Waters

Posted: 14th May 2020

Written by: ECPY

Further to publication of the prefectoral decree outlining an easing of restrictions for nautical activities in French waters, ECPY has issued an update to clarify the implications for commercial yachts. Read More

Patrick Coote Joins Northrop & Johnson

Posted: 11th May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Patrick Coote has joined Northrop & Johnson as Chief Marketing Officer & Head of N&J Europe, based in the South of France. A strategic marketing expert, Patrick has more than 25 years of experience in the superyacht sector. Read More

Dates Confirmed for 7th Mediterranean Yacht Show 2021

Posted: 11th May 2020

Written by: GYA

Save the date for the world’s largest exhibition of professional crewed charter yachts which will take place from the April 22 - 25 2021, marking the opening of the Mediterranean season and placing Greek yachting tourism in the spotlight. Read More

Westrec Marinas Updates Florida Properties

Posted: 11th May 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Westrec has been hard at work on upgrades to some of its Florida facilities to best accommodate the needs of today’s yachts including the Hall of Fame, which recently reopened after a renovation project that added five mega-yacht slips to their marina basin. Read More

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