Yachting News

Super Yacht Group Welcomes new Executive Team

Posted: 20th Nov 2020

Written by: Joanne Drake

Super Yacht Group has assembled a new team to guide it through turbulent waters as it comes of age in 2021. Longtime member of The Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef Kathleen Ferguson was voted in as chairwoman at the annual general meeting, taking over from life member Carrie Carter. Read More

Balearic Yacht Show - Launch day kicks off

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Balearic Yacht Show

On the first day of Balearic Yacht Show, highlights include a speech from Martin Redmayne, president of Superyacht Group and Antoni Riera, director of the Impulsa Baleares Foundation - where they both shared their optimism for the future of the yachting industry. Read More

AA Custom: 15 Years of Wooden Yacht Restorations

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Paolo Maccione

The AA Custom shipyard in Monfalcone is about to celebrate 15 years of activity. Founded in 2006 by Odilo Simonit and Paolo Skabar, the yard has been building and restoring wooden vessels ever since. Including racing yachts, powerboats, traditional vessels and cruising yachts. Read More

Covipedia: The Latest Updates in Europe

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With the restrictions across Europe changing literally on a day to day basis, it's important to stay in the know. Evolution Yachting has been providing much needed regular updates allow you to remain informed and up to date with what is going on. Here's the latest across Europe. Read More

ISWAN Launches Online Maritime Mental Health Awareness Training

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: Caitlin Vaughan

ISWAN's Mental Health Awareness Training for the maritime industry has been adapted in order to deliver it online for yachting professionals. The course, available from December, provides an understanding of mental health, including recognising signs of problems onboard. Read More

Drydocks World to Create Maritime Hub in Montenegro

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: Danilo Kalezic

Drydocks World Dubai, a leading provider of yacht maintenance and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, joins Consortium - to transform the Bijela Shipyard in Montenegro into a world-class superyacht service, maintenance, repair and refit facility. Read More

Crew Awards 2020 Goes Live this November

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: ACREW

Despite the many awards being postponed until next year, ACREW pushes on with The Crew Awards 2020. Taking place on November 28 - they will be streamed via their Facebook and Youtube to watch from the comfort of your own home or vessel. Read More

Reintroducing Moravia Yachting

Posted: 17th Nov 2020

Written by: Moravia Yachting

Hill Robinson has announced the relaunch of heritage brand Moravia Yachting. Acquired in 2017, the new-look will expand Hill Robinson’s highly specialised mix of services to help their clients make investment choices on all aspects of yacht acquisition, construction, sale and charter. Read More

The Balearic Yacht Show is Now Live!

Posted: 17th Nov 2020

Written by: Balearic Yacht Show

From today, the Balearic Yacht Show will launch with over 80 stands and 40 seminars .The first virtual boat show in the Balearic Islands will bring together thousands of professionals from the industry, organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca and the Balearic Marine Cluster. Read More

Covipedia: Latest Restrictions in Italy

Posted: 16th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

It has been announced by the Italian government that a number of regions have now entered red and orange zones and face a number of new restrictions. The affected areas include Campania & Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia & Marche. Read More

Clean Sweep for Feadship at World Superyacht Awards

Posted: 16th Nov 2020

Written by: Feadship

Feadship enjoyed an excellent evening at this year’s World Superyacht Awards, making a clean sweep of all the Neptune trophies for which it was nominated. The virtual event saw Pi taking home the ultimate accolade by winning the Motoryacht of the Year award. Read More

Ocean Alliance leads World First Project: Superyachts for the Great Reef Census

Posted: 13th Nov 2020

Written by: Jo Howard

Ocean Alliance announces their collaboration with conservation organisation, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. Taking part in the Great Reef Census, superyachts will contribute to vital research while discovering this Natural Wonder of the World in a truly unique way.

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What to expect at METSTRADE Connect 2020

Posted: 10th Nov 2020

Written by: METSTRADE

On 10 December industry professionals will come together online for discussion, industry updates and inspiration at METSTRADE Connect - a new virtual platform to connect the leisure marine industry. Here's what to expect. Read More

New VAT Rules on Yacht Charters in France

Posted: 10th Nov 2020

Written by: Janet Xanthopoulos

The French Tax Authorities surprised the whole yachting industry in France by publishing a new tax bulletin last Friday, with retroactive effect from 1 November, which affects the way VAT on short and long term charters/leases is calculated. Read More

Covipedia: Greece Announces National Lockdown

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

It has been announced that Greece will be entering into a national lockdown from Saturday 7th November. As it stands, it is expected to last until the end of November. The new restrictions have been reported by Evolution Yachting as part of their Covipedia updates. Read More

RSY Improve Facilities for Superyachts Over 100m

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Rosetti Superyachts (RSY) has obtained planning approval from local authorities for an improvement to its current facility in Ravenna, Italy, which will include a new construction hangar and accompanying offices for building superyachts over 100m in length.
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Yacht Crew- Beware of Bad Financial Advice

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Last year Marine Accounts, a tax accountant and mortgage consultant for seafarers, alerted crew to the rise of bad financial after being contacted by numerous individuals claiming their policies were mis-sold. Here's a follow up article with contact details for any crew in need of advice. Read More

SYTT Launches Superyacht Nautique

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: SYTT

Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) has been selected as the global superyacht dealer for Nautique wake and wave boats. As part of the partnership, SYTT has launched a new department called Superyacht Nautique to expand and develop the offering.  Read More

Yacht Crew Contracts: PYA Survey Report

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: PYA

Over the last few years over 135 crew members have approached the PYA seeking advice about their employment contracts while working on private yachts. This led the PYA to conduct a survey which found that at least 15% of yacht crew are not adequately protected. Read More

Update on Restrictions in France and Monaco

Posted: 2nd Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

Following further updates on Covid-19 over the weekend, Evolution Yachting has updated their 'Covidpedia' to reflect the new restrictions that have been announced affecting both France and Monaco.  Read More

Updated Covid-19 Restrictions Across the Med

Posted: 30th Oct 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With the second wave of COVID sweeping through Europe, it’s difficult and confusing for everyone to keep up with the ever-changing national regulations. Evolution Yachting provides the most up-to-date and to keep yourself, your crew and guests safe and informed. Read More

Quaynote to Host Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference

Posted: 30th Oct 2020

Written by: Alison Singhal

Quaynote Communications, have announced their 8th annual conference for Opportunities in Superyachts on 2 December. It will highlight issues of importance to industry leaders globally, while throwing the spotlight on Malta`s pivotal role in the superyacht sector.   Read More

NMMA Announce Cancellation of Miami Boat Show

Posted: 29th Oct 2020

Written by: NMMA

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced plans to make significant changes to its boat and sport show schedule for the first quarter of 2021, including the cancellation of their Miami International Boat Show. Read More

Registration is Open for Balearic Yacht Show

Posted: 28th Oct 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

Registration is now officially open for the Balearic Yacht Show, which takes place from 18-20 November. The first virtual yacht show in the Mediterranean aims to bring together key players in the national and international marine industry. Read More

HMY Yachts Opens Office at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center

Posted: 27th Oct 2020

Written by: HMY Yachts

HMY Yacht Sales, one of America's largest yacht dealers and brokerage firms, is excited to announce the opening of a brand-new location at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, the ultimate hotel and marina destination in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read More

Winners of Fraser/TCN Short Story Competition Announced

Posted: 26th Oct 2020

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

After receiving many fantastic stories from a huge range of nationalities, The Crew Network and Fraser are pleased to announce the winners of their first ever Short Story Competition: When Life is Your Short Story. Read More

Crew Party in Shipyard Results in Five Arrests

Posted: 25th Oct 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

On Saturday 24 October, the Dutch publication Rijnmond reported on a brawl between yacht crew and police who attempted to break up an illegal party on board a yacht at Oceanco's shipyard in Alblasserdam in the Netherlands, resulting in five arrests. Read More

Antigua Charter Yacht Show Cancelled

Posted: 24th Oct 2020

Written by: ACYM

Perhaps unsurprisingly, but with heavy hearts, the organisers of the annual Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting have announced the cancellation of this year's event due to the resurgence of Covid-19 and the potential risks to the health and safety of all involved. Read More

Boat Builder Awards goes Virtual for 2020

Posted: 23rd Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

IBI and METSTRADE have announced a one-off virtual edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in 2020. Held on 10 December, it will acknowledge the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Read More

IGY Hosts Inaugural Caribbean Yacht Launch

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the Caribbean gears up to welcome the 2020 charter season, IGY is thrilled to announce its inaugural IGY Caribbean Yacht Launch. The three-day event will run from Wednesday December 2nd to Friday December 4th at IGY’s award winning Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas. Read More

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