Yachting News

Sovren Nautical Academy Roles Out Virtual Classroom Courses

Posted: 11th Jun 2020

Written by: Sovren Nautical Academy

In March this year, Sovren Group acquired Aigua Sea School in Palma de Mallorca to launch a new era of the Sovren Nautical Academy in Palma and Barcelona. Shortly after the acquisition, the pandemic struck and all schools were closed through Spain and most of Europe. Read More

Two Models Under Construction at Johnson Yachts

Posted: 10th Jun 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Taiwanese yacht manufacturer Johnson Yachts celebrated its 30-year anniversary as a luxury yacht builder last year, and while 2020 has not panned out the way anyone expected, the shipyard does not intend for its 31st year to be delayed by coronavirus. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in West Italy and Sicily

Posted: 10th Jun 2020

Written by: Alessandro Demichelis

Italy is now open to all visitors holding EU and UK passports for all purposes including tourism, with quarantine no longer a requirement for the aforementioned nationalities. People may move freely between regions and all vessels are able to navigate freely. Read More

Evo Yachts and Valerio Rivellini to Launch Velar 78

Posted: 9th Jun 2020

Written by: Angela Maisto

In December 2019, designer Valerio Rivellini launched a new concept for a stunningly innovative 70-foot motor yacht that also incorporates the strengths of a sailboat. This concept has been transformed into a working project through a collaboration with Evo Yachts. Read More

Nansen Polar Expeditions Bridges the Gap Between Luxury and Adventure

Posted: 9th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Launched this month, Nansen Polar Expeditions is an expedition yacht charter company which brings together adventure expedition tours, luxury yacht charters and wildlife conservation under the website name and motto 'We Follow Heroes'. Read More

Seafarers Awareness Week 2020: Safety at Sea

Posted: 9th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As an island nation, the UK has an ongoing dependence on the men and women who work at sea. It therefore seems befitting that once a year the industry and those who dedicate their careers to the ocean are honoured in Seafarers Awareness Week. Read More

Iguana Yachts Launches Iguana Day Limo

Posted: 8th Jun 2020

Written by: SYTT

A 9.2m amphibious tender with capacity for 12 guests and a max speed on the water of 40 knots, she is just 1.75m high and fits even the slimmest of superyacht garages. Her retracting canopy offers protection from the elements for guests to ride in total comfort.
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Water Revolution Foundation Celebrates World Oceans Day

Posted: 8th Jun 2020

Written by: Water Revolution Foundation

Today is World Oceans Day - an important day to celebrate our precious oceans, but also a time to unite to help protect them. Overfishing, pollution and negligence is putting immense pressure on the marine world. Without help, it will be too late to turn the tide. Read More

Numarine Launches Three 26XP Expeditions Yachts on Same Day

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: Alexander Razinkov

Numarine, the European high-performance motor-yacht shipyard headquartered in Istanbul, has doubled the fleet of the successful compact explorer model and made three more owners happy – all on the first day of summer. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising the Ionian Islands

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: Chris Peacock

The Ionian region has been relatively untouched by COVID-19, many areas including Saranda, Paxos, Kefalonia and Ithaka have not reported one single case. There are currently 266 active cases in the whole of Albania and Corfu has only had three confirmed cases so far. Read More

Full Steam Ahead for the Singapore Yacht Show

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: Andy Treadwell

With just over four months to go to the opening of the Singapore Yacht Show’s 10th Anniversary, the team and its partners are busy working hard (from home!) to make this landmark edition one to remember - in more ways than one. Read More

The Islands of Tahiti are now COVID Free

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

French Polynesia has managed to control the spread of the pandemic locally and the country is now COVID-19 free. Lockdown measures have been lifted in the various islands, but its borders are remaining closed for the time being. Read More

U Boat Navigator Relaunched After a Major Refit

Posted: 5th Jun 2020

Written by: Tina Collins

West Nautical has revealed U Boat Navigator’s new updates which, after undergoing a major refit just in time for the summer, now looks like a brand new vessel. She is the perfect solution to a standalone explorer charter or as a charter support vessel to another superyacht. Read More

Inmarsat Joins Forces with ISWAN to Help Improve Crew Wellbeing

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, continues to ramp up its response to COVID-19, with additional initiatives to improve superyacht crew wellbeing, including further collaboration with ISWAN. Read More

SY Irelanda Joins YPI Charter Fleet

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Francesca Eaton

Yachting Partners International are delighted to announce that 31.9m Irelanda has joined the YPI charter fleet. Irelanda was launched in 1996 By New Zealand shipyard Alloy Yachts and awarded winner of the Showboats award for Best Sailing Yacht under 36m at the time. Read More

Save The Med to Hold Screening of 'The Story of Plastic'

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Save the Med

With the Night of San Joan #ZeroWaste event fast approaching, Save the Med is hosting a free screening of the documentary The Story of Plastic on Thursday June 18 to highlight the increasing problem of plastic pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

ACREW Launches the Superyacht Business Awards

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Abi McGrath

ACREW is delighted to announce the launch of the global Superyacht Business Awards – a prestigious awards programme that acknowledges the best superyacht businesses in the world, based on captain and crew experiences from last season. Read More

Riva Consolidates is Presence in Russia

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Riva, the iconic brand in international yachting for over 178 years, has signed a new dealership agreement with Burevestnik Group to handle its operations on the Russian market on an exclusive basis. Read More

West Nautical Expands European Sales Team

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

West Nautical is delighted to be adding two very experienced members to its European sales team, with Claire Sinclair and Pierre Badin joining the company on June 1 as client manager and sales manager respectively. Read More

Montenegro Removes Quarantine for Yachts from Designated Countries

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Tony Browne

With the fact Montenegro currently has zero cases of COVID-19 and with no new cases in the last 28 days, the government of Montenegro has introduced further relaxation measures for maritime traffic, in particular international arrivals. Read More

Cromwell Littlejohn Promoted to CCO at Nothrop & Johnson

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Northrop & Johnson

Cromwell Littlejohn has been promoted to Northrop & Johnson Chief Commercial Officer and now will oversee all commercial activities of the company, including sales, charter, charter management and crew services, globally. Read More

A First Look at the new 62-metre Project 794 Superyacht

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Steve Bailet

Project 794, built in collaboration with Nobiskrug, is the second project in a row developed with the German shipyard in which Imperial act as Owner’s Representative and Build Supervisor throughout the entire construction process. Read More

COVID-19 Update: Cruising in Montenegro

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Marina Pejovic

There are currently zero active cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro, and the government and health authorities have announced that from June 1, foreign nationals are allowed to enter Montenegro, without the need for any quarantine or self-isolation measures. Read More

Yves Damette Joins YPI as Head of Fleet Operations

Posted: 3rd Jun 2020

Written by: Lizzie Lynch

Yachting Partners International has announced the appointment of Yves Damette as Head of Fleet Operations within the Yacht Management department. He is tasked with leading yacht management fleet operations and managing client relationships across its managed fleet. Read More

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


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