Yachting News

Teladoc: WYCC Launches New Telemedicine Service

Posted: 1st Mar 2021

Written by: WYCC Insurance

WYCC has reinforced its commitment to health and wellness with its new telemedicine service, which allows users to access the right care without leaving their home or vessel. Read More

VAT Scrapped For Foreign Flagged Superyachts Chartering In Thailand

Posted: 24th Feb 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

Following a six-year campaign, it has finally been announced that foreign flagged visiting superyachts will now be welcome to spend the winter seasons in Thai waters, and offer their yachts for charter without having to pay VAT on the value of the vessel. Read More

EYOS & Nansen Polar Expeditions Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted: 24th Feb 2021

Written by: John Cotton

EYOS Expeditions, the world’s foremost provider of private yacht expeditions, and Nansen Polar Expeditions, have joined forces in a strategic alliance combining their collective expertise to introduce a new expedition yacht experience in the polar regions. Read More

PYA Launches Digital Service Record Book

Posted: 23rd Feb 2021

Written by: Professional Yachting Association

The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) has launched its Digital Service Record Book (D-SRB), available to all members and yacht crew who need to have their sea service verified, a service the PYA undertakes on behalf of the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).   Read More

International Marine Networking - Inaugural Event 2 March 2021

Posted: 22nd Feb 2021

Written by: Richard Hagan

International Marine Networking is a new digital networking opportunity that will connect superyacht and marine industry leaders from the US, European and UK markets each week of March followed by a monthly event from April onwards. Read More

GYA Announces Cancellation Of 2021 Mediterranean Yacht Show

Posted: 19th Feb 2021

Written by: Greek Yachting Association

The Greek Yachting Association, in coordination with the Municipality of Nafplion, has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Mediterranean Yacht Show that was set to take place from the 22nd to the 25th of April at the port of Nafplion. Read More

New Zealand Millennium Cup Open To New Entries

Posted: 19th Feb 2021

Written by: Isla McKechnie

Following the postponement of the regatta, amendments to the Notice of Race allow new entries to join the race in March, which will take place from 28-31. Read More

Iguana Commissions First Commuter Yacht Tender Powered By 300hp Diesel Outboard

Posted: 17th Feb 2021

Written by: Rachel Bridge

Cox Powertrain has announced that the French amphibious boat builder, Iguana Yachts, has successfully commissioned its first Cox diesel-powered tender for the 142m superyacht, NORD. Read More

Heesen Appoints Friso Visser As New CCO

Posted: 17th Feb 2021

Written by: Sara Gioanola

Heesen Yachts has announced the appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer, Friso Visser, who will lead the sales and marketing team and take responsibility for maintaining the company's global position as a leading Dutch yacht builder. Read More

Yomira: New Superyacht Charter Specialist Offers Bespoke Consultancy Service

Posted: 15th Feb 2021

Written by: Alev Karagulle

Inspired by evolving client expectations and perspectives, the vision of Yomira’s founding partners Neil Hornsby and Amanda Armstrong is a turning point for the future of yacht charter. Read More

Inmarsat Report Guides Superyachts Towards IMO 2021 Cyber Risk Management Compliance

Posted: 12th Feb 2021

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat Research Programme has released a new report outlining how to meet the cyber security responsibilities expected of superyacht owners, managers and captains when the new International Maritime Organization Obligations come into force next year. Read More

Register Here For The Future For Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property Conference

Posted: 9th Feb 2021

Written by: Alison Singhal

As part of its series of online conferences for the luxury industries, Quaynote Communications is delighted to announce the 2nd Edition of The Future for Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property, taking place online on Thursday, 18 March, 2021. Read More

YPI CREW Annual Report: The Impacts of Covid-19 on Yacht Recruiting in 2020

Posted: 9th Feb 2021

Written by: Laurence Lewis

Laurence Lewis, the director of YPI CREW talks about the effects Covid-19 has had on yacht recruiting and what predictions can be made for this year, including the positions that experienced the biggest drops and which saw more recruitments. Read More

MYBA Charter Show 2021 Cancelled

Posted: 9th Feb 2021

Written by: MYBA Charter Show

After careful deliberation, and consultation with Marina Port Vell, the organisers of the MYBA Charter Show has today announced the cancellation of the 2021 edition which was scheduled to take place from 26 - 29 April in Barcelona. Read More

YachtCloud Launches New Luxury Entertainment App OMNIYON

Posted: 5th Feb 2021

Written by: YachtCloud

OMNIYON is the first app to deliver seamless access to media and comfort control, with clients offered the opportunity to control their luxury environment 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Read More

Melanie Burke Named IYBA Charter Professional Of The Year

Posted: 5th Feb 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

In an industry where ethics, insight and the ability to deliver unforgettable client experiences count for everything, Fraser is proud to announce that Melanie Burke has been awarded IYBA Charter Professional of the Year for 2020. Read More

Inmarsat Passes 10,000-Vessel Fleet Xpress Installation Milestone

Posted: 28th Jan 2021

Written by: Jonathan Sinnatt

With ship data consumption doubling during 2020, an increasing number of superyacht owners and managers are among those benefiting from Inmarsat’s high-speed service with its fast-growing ecosystem of digital applications and value-added services. Read More

Porto Montenegro To Host Superyacht Winter Games 2021

Posted: 28th Jan 2021

Written by: Alexander Razinkov

The 2021 Porto Montenegro ACREW Superyacht Winter Games in Tivat will take place on 20th and 21st February, with teams undertaking challenges separately and a maximum of four people per team. Read More

ACREW Launches ACREW+ As A Solution To Improve Crew Longevity

Posted: 28th Jan 2021

Written by: Abi McGrath

ACREW+ is designed to provide superyachts with measurable tools to improve crew retention and performance. Not only does this service provide a cost saving to the vessel, it also positively impacts the overall crew experience. Read More

Covid Update For Crew Arriving In France

Posted: 28th Jan 2021

Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

From PCR tests to entry forms, here is everything you need to know when entering France. For people aged 11 or older, a virology screening test (PCR) carried out less than 72 hours before boarding showing no Covid-19 contamination is required. Read More

The Legacy Of Vitruvius Yachts: A Decade Of Evolution

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Philippe Briand

There has never been a more alluring time to enjoy extended and far-reaching adventures in the comfort and privacy of a luxury yacht. Which is why London-based studio Vitruvius Yachts is in the perfect position to design superyachts for those with a wanderlust for oceanic exploration. Read More

Fraser Welcomes Frédéric Dormeuil As Head of Global Partnerships

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Frédéric comes to Fraser with an in-depth knowledge of the luxury market having held a number of international roles with postings to New Delhi, Savannah, London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. Read More

Rossinavi Launches 70m Ice-Class Superyacht Polaris

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Martina Barsotti

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has presented in their facility of Viareggio its latest superyacht, Polaris, a 70-metre vessel, the largest built by the yard and able to navigate in extreme ice conditions, including the polar areas. Read More

FarSounder Launches Online Training

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Cassie Stetkiewicz

This innovative online training class allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of how to commission, service, and maintain the Argos series of 3D Forward Looking Sonars. Read More

Save The Med Launches 4th Edition Of The Changemakers Project

Posted: 21st Jan 2021

Written by: Sabrina Barceló

Save The Med Foundation is pleased to launch “The Changemakers Project” for the fourth year in a row, while announcing that the programme has also expanded, inviting students from all over the Balearic Islands to participate. Read More

Thailand Yacht Show 2021 Has Been Postponed

Posted: 13th Jan 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

In light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus infections in Thailand and the latest announcement of restrictions on inter-provincial travel, Thailand Yacht Show has been postponed once more until later in the year. Read More

Simpson Marine Reinforces Position As Market Leader In Asia In 2020

Posted: 11th Jan 2021

Written by: Ewa Stachurska

Simpson Marine, Asia’s leading yacht sales and services company, reports a very busy year in 2020 with sales of over 200 million USD and 112 new and pre-owned yachts sold in 2020. Read More

Sailing with Environmental Conscience at Cannes Yachting Festival 2021

Posted: 9th Jan 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Yachting is not immune to awareness of the environmental crisis. Reconciling nautical activities with respecting the environment is tomorrow’s challenge, and the nautical sector has become more aware of the true consequences of their activities on the environment for several years. Read More

Fraser Founder David L Fraser Passes Away At The Age Of 99

Posted: 8th Jan 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

David was a passionate sailor from an early age. In fact he kept his brokerage license until only a few years ago. The first sailboat he ever crewed on, during high school, Anna R Heidritter, remains on Fraser’s emblem today.
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Teledyne To Acquire FLIR Systems

Posted: 5th Jan 2021

Written by: Tim McDowd

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and FLIR Systems, Inc. have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8.0 billion. Read More


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