Yachting News

Costa Rica Opens to International Superyachts

Posted: 2nd Apr 2021

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

Following lobbying by Fraser and the Costa Rica Marina Association, the Costa Rica Legislative Assembly has voted to reform the existing marina law to facilitate easier access for international superyachts to and within the country’s waters. Read More

Shipyard Supply Co Hover Chocks - a lot less bother with a hover!

Posted: 1st Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

Storage of tenders on board has always been a compromise between the guest area, stowage space and crane location, until now with the launch of SSCo’s hover chock, designed and developed by ex-yacht crew for yacht crew. Read More

Lloyd's Register Backs SEA Index Initiative

Posted: 31st Mar 2021

Written by: Federica Bruno

The pioneering SEA Index - the only live, free-to-use superyacht environmental ratings tool - has been endorsed by one of the maritime world’s most well-known and respected names, Lloyd’s Register. Read More

Miss Silver Wins New Zealand Millennium Cup 2021

Posted: 31st Mar 2021

Written by: Isla McKechnie

The final day of the NZ Millennium Cup was noticeably lacking in breeze, though entrants didn’t let that dampen spirits. While the race committee worked on a plan, the fleet headed to Motuarohia Island to make the most of the beautiful weather; and the opportunity to swim with dolphins. Read More

Anchoring Conditions Applicable to Vessels Flying Non-Schengen Flags in France

Posted: 24th Mar 2021

Written by: ECPY

A recent news story dictating the rules for navigation in French territorial waters has created some uncertainty around the possibility of yachts visiting French waters this summer and anchoring there. Read More

Marshall Islands Registry: The Youngest and Greenest Fleet Worldwide

Posted: 24th Mar 2021

Written by: Bill Lines

It is clear that fleet age is the leading indicator of a greener fleet, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry comprises the world’s youngest blue water fleet with an average age of 9.4 years based on Clarksons Research’s World Fleet Register. Read More

Plastic Free Certification Supports New Ban on Plastic in the Balearic Islands

Posted: 22nd Mar 2021

Written by: Jasmine Spavieri

The new certification initiative goes beyond the new laws and aims to help business in the restaurant and hotel sectors of the Balearic Islands to eliminate single-use plastics, substituting them for more honest alternatives. Read More

Thailand Introduces Smart Wristband Trackers to Boost Yacht Tourism

Posted: 22nd Mar 2021

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Ten people arriving in Phuket on a yacht on 6 March became the first people in Thailand to wear ‘smart wristbands’ to track their location and health during their mandatory 14 day quarantine on board. Read More

16 Departments in France go back into Four Week Lockdown

Posted: 19th Mar 2021

Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

21 million people in France will be hit by another lockdown from midnight tonight, March 19th 2021, in the fight against Covid-19 in the country. Sixteen departments are concerned, including the Alpes Maritimes. Read More

Dominic Bulfin Promoted to Director at Bargate Murray

Posted: 17th Mar 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

Bargate Murray, the multi award-winning luxury asset law firm, is delighted to announce the promotion of Dominic Bulfin to director, who joined as associate in 2019. Read More

YPI CREW’s 2020 Crew Salary Report

Posted: 15th Mar 2021

Written by: Laurence Lewis

YPI CREW, the leading authority in yacht crew recruitment, has now published its 2020 Crew Salary Report. The report comprehensively outlines the average salary range for each crew position, providing a handy point of reference for both employers and crew.
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Latest Rules for Navigation in French Territorial Waters

Posted: 15th Mar 2021

Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

With so much uncertainty regarding current coronavirus restrictions, there have been many questions from vessels looking to return to French waters. The current restrictions are limiting and there is no date for the current end of the decree in place. Read More

What is the Future for Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property?

Posted: 15th Mar 2021

Written by: Lorna Titley

On 18th March 2021, The Future for Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property, the latest in Quaynote`s stable of online conferences, will examine the way ahead for the luxury asset industries. Read More

Flynt: A New Brand Of Hand-Crafted, Fully-Custom Powerboats

Posted: 12th Mar 2021

Written by: Ellen Gackel

Flynt is a new brand of hand-crafted, fully-custom powerboats that fuse passion with performance to deliver the ride of your life - a concept that considers the owner experience above all else. Read More

MHG Insurance Appoints Claudio Cimini as Manager, Marketing and Client Relations

Posted: 12th Mar 2021

Written by: Melissa Soroko

MHG Insurance have announced that Claudio Cimini has joined the company as Manager, Marketing and Client Relations. He will be responsible for broadening MHG’s European footprint in the marine industry and will be based in the company’s office in Hamburg, Germany. Read More

Maritec: Commission Testing Is A Ballast Water System Insurance Policy

Posted: 12th Mar 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

While rules covering commission testing for newbuild ballast water system installations are due in June 2022, Maritec believes shipowners should not be reluctant in carrying out further testing of a system they consider to have already passed stringent tests during the type-approval process. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2021 Postponed To Later In The Year

Posted: 12th Mar 2021

Written by: Andy Treadwell

Exactly six weeks to go to the third scheduled opening, the SYS organising team at Verventia has shared that, on the advice of the show’s major stakeholders, including its principal exhibitors, a decision has been made to postpone SYS 2021 to later in the year. Read More

BioBlu Aims to Create a Healthy Relationship Between Yachts and Nature

Posted: 12th Mar 2021

Written by: Federica Bruno

Created in 2021 to help the yachting industry lessen its impact on the environment via the human-nature bond, wellness design and sustainability features, BioBlu’s mission is to improve the health of owners and guests on board a yacht as well as the health of the sea around them. Read More

Bering Yachts Introduces the New B72 Explorer

Posted: 10th Mar 2021

Written by: Bogdan Gusarev

Bering Yachts latest venture is the Bering 72, a versatile explorer yacht based on a tried-and-tested platform designed for owner-friendly navigation and long family expeditions. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina is the Host Venue for the ARC+ Rally 2021

Posted: 8th Mar 2021

Written by: Laura Harrsion

Rally organisers World Cruising Club have announced that Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina on the island of Grenada will be the new Caribbean destination for the 9th annual ARC+ in 2021. Read More

Fendering: Which Products Work Where?

Posted: 1st Mar 2021

Written by: Shipyard Supply Co

Transom fenders, as they are commonly known, are now being introduced to other areas of superyachts where they were once not needed, or those spaces even existed. But which type of fender works where? Read More

Teladoc: WYCC Launches New Telemedicine Service

Posted: 1st Mar 2021

Written by: Laurent Previdente

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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