Yachting News

Reigning Champion TP52 Azzurra Leaves the 52 Super Series

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

After 10 successful seasons, the Roemmers family has decided to leave the TP52 Azzurra sporting programme. They leave behind an important legacy, with Azzurra currently being the reigning champion of the 52 Super Series.  Read More

Maldives Attracting Yachts During Covid-19

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

After opening up to foreign-flagged vessels, the Maldives is also one of the few superyacht cruising destinations lifting Covid-19 restrictions, attracting a growing number of superyachts to the region. Read More

New Video Walk-through for Superyacht Mazu 82

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Step onboard the new 40-knots Mazu 82 superyacht with their new video walk-through. The bespoke interior design was by Turkish designer Tanju Özelgin, who together with Mazu, aimed to create an onboard ambience more in tune with land-based architecture.
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Yacht Haven Grande Wins Superyacht Marina of the Year for a Third Time!

Posted: 3rd Oct 2020

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas has been awarded the Towergate 2020 International Superyacht Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbour Association - the only marina in the world to have received this prestigious award three times in 2016, 2019 and 2020. Read More

YPI Launches Dedicated Client Experience Department

Posted: 2nd Oct 2020

Written by: Francesca Eaton

Yachting Partners International has launched its exclusive Client Experience department dedicated to assisting yacht captains, crew, owners and charter guests. The department is a core pillar in YPI’s strategic future, alongside yacht sales, charter and management. Read More

Greek Yachting Association's Virtual Yacht Show Goes Live

Posted: 1st Oct 2020

Written by: Kostas Panagakis

Making its debut this year, the digital version of the Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) powered by the Greek Yachting Association, is the first virtual charter yacht show. A Greek initiative - the show is now online and highlights yachting as one of the country's strongest assets. Read More

Entries Open for DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 1st Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

Entries are now open for the DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award which will be held at the virtual METSTRADE Connect event on 10 December 2020. The award celebrates the efforts of global equipment manufacturers that have kept design at the forefront of their development. Read More

Gulf Craft Appoints Media Ship Ahead of Genoa Boat Show

Posted: 1st Oct 2020

Written by: Mahmoud Itani

Luxury yacht manufacturer, Gulf Craft, has appointed Media Ship as their new exclusive dealer in Italy ahead of Genoa Boat Show which takes place this October. Teams from both brands will showcase the Majesty 100 MY Isla at the show.
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Gym Marine Launches #GreenWingsChallenge

Posted: 30th Sep 2020

Written by: Hannah McCrory

Specialists in wellness interiors for the superyacht industry, Gym Marine Yachts & Interiors, announces the launch of their #GreenWingsChallenge, in partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset. The challenge aims to reduce the carbon footprint produced by air travel within the industry. Read More

New Dates for Singapore Yacht Show 2021

Posted: 30th Sep 2020

Written by: Syazwani Russell

Having postponed this year's event, Verventia, owner and organiser of the Singapore Yacht Show has announced that the 10th edition will now take place from 22-25 April 2021 at ONE 15  Marina Sentosa Cove.  Read More

Save the Date: METSTRADE Connect

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: METSTRADE

Since METSTRADE in Amsterdam was cancelled this year, the show organisers are proud to announce ‘METSTRADE Connect’, a virtual event for industry professionals on 10 December 2020 focusing on innovation and sustainability within the marine industry. Read More

Cogs4Cancer Returns for Five Day Ride this October

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: Hannah McCrory

The annual sponsored bike ride organised by superyacht charity Cogs4Cancer will take place from 7-11 October, covering a total of 520km with all proceeds going directly to Cancer Research UK and local cancer charities. Read More

Yotspot Launches Virtual Interviews for Candidates

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: Steve Crawford

Yotspot announces the launch of pre-recorded interviews for candidates. A new layer of tech which has been added to their online yachting application process, a personal but remote method of pairing up the right candidate with the right yachting opportunity. Read More

World's First Electric Powerboat Championship Announced

Posted: 28th Sep 2020

Written by: Emily Caroe

The world’s first electric powerboat championship was launched at the Monaco Yacht Club, with plans for a global series on seas and lakes that will drive forward the electric revolution in the marine environment. Read More

Metal Shark Debuts 48 Metre Catamaran Expedition Vessel

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Josh Stickles

Metal Shark Yachts has announced the new Metal Shark M48, Magnet, which is the first build in the company’s portfolio of high-speed, long range catamaran expedition yachts. The new lineup also include the M30 and M70. Read More

Quantum Marine Stabilizers Opens Service Centre in Barcelona

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Katie Ross

MB92, a world-leading group of superyacht refit shipyards, and Quantum Marine Stabilizers, an industry leader in stabiliser system design and manufacturing, today announced the opening of their second European service centre within the MB92 Barcelona Facilities. Read More

SEA Index Launched to Support Eco-responsible Development of Yachting

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Isabelle Andrieux

Yacht Club de Monaco and Credit Suisse have announced the launch of the Superyacht Eco Association Index to measure the environmental impact of yacht design and use, which will evolve over time into a global industry standard. Read More

Royal Huisman Unveils APEX 850

Posted: 24th Sep 2020

Written by: Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman has unveiled the world’s largest sloop – the APEX 805. This is undoubtedly the most ambitious and inspiring concept yet to be developed in an exclusive relationship between the two parties. Read More

The Balearic Yacht Show - A Digital Event for the Marine Industry

Posted: 23rd Sep 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

The first virtual boat show of the Balearic Islands will be held on the 18-20 November 2020. The Mallorca Chamber of Commerce and Balearic Marine Cluster presents a unique opportunity to digitalise the marine companies in the Balearics and reach a more international audience. Read More

YPI Joins Efforts To Protect The Mediterranean Monk Seal

Posted: 23rd Sep 2020

Written by: Sarah Keegan

YPI announces a donation to the Monk Seal Alliance, founded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.The alliance supports the conservation of the Mediterranean monk seal through a program of region-wide education, awareness raising and collaborative projects. Read More

Hill Robinson Launches Recruitment Division for Land-Based Staff

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Hill Robinson

The new crew recruitment offering is part of a structured development process across all the various client support services from Hill Robinson, aimed at delivering the optimum service to clients who are expecting that little bit more. Read More

Thailand Reopening With New 90 Day Visa

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Gordon Fernandes

The Thai Government has agreed to allow in foreign tourists who agree to a 14-day quarantine and stay for at least 90 days. Two extensions will be available for 90 days each, with the lengthiest period for the new visa being 270 days. Read More

Heesen Launches Project Pollux

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Heesen Yachts

Heesen is delighted to announce that YN 19255 Project Pollux was launched at the facility in Oss in August 2020. This is the second in the newly restyled 55-metre Steel class that features a new layout to emphasize her vast interior volume of approximately 760GT. Read More

Total Superyacht Partners With Breaking the Mould Accounting

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

Written by: Jodie Clarke

Total Superyacht has announced a partnership with Breaking the Mould Accounting, a certified Xero partner firm which provides an outsourced finance director and cloud accounting services to the maritime industry. Read More

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


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