Yachting News

Acquera Yachting Launches New Brand Identity

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Stefano Tositti, CEO of Acquera Group, has announced today (20th February 2020) that the company has renamed the yachting division, which was previously called Acquera Yachting, to Evolution Yachting, and has launched a brand-new visual identity with immediate effect. Read More

CRN Achieves IMO Tier III Certification for a Megayacht

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

CRN is the first shipyard in Italy to receive IMO Tier III certification for the CRN M/Y 137, a soon-to-be-delivered fully custom steel and aluminium 62- metre megayacht. This success is a well-earned reward for an industrial strategy firmly centred on sustainable development. Read More

The Boat Works’ New Superyacht Yard Now Open for Business

Posted: 20th Feb 2020

Written by: Jeni Bone

The Boat Works’ new superyacht yard has rolled out the blue carpet for visiting vessels and is now open for business. Over the past two weeks, the state-of-the-art new yard has already welcomed some of the region’s premium vessels over 30 metres for refit, repairs and maintenance. Read More

METSTRADE Show Director Irene Dros Takes on New Challenges

Posted: 19th Feb 2020

Written by: Petra Ijmker

Having organised the most successful METSTRADE to date last November, the show’s director Irene Dros has now chosen to seek a new challenge in her career. During her 18 years at the helm, METSTRADE has become globally recognised as the number one meeting point for the leisure marine industry. Read More

ACREW and IGY Marinas Host the 5th Caribbean Crewfest

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Corinna Blanke

ACREW and IGY Marinas hosted the 5th anniversary of Caribbean Crewfest at IGY Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St Thomas last month – an event that was a full success with 18 superyachts represented throughout the four-day event. Read More

SYTT Appointed as Global Partner for Taiga Motors’ Orca Electric Watercraft

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Susannah Hart

The award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of Taiga Orca electric watercraft, which boast an amazing 104kph top speed, a two-hour range and need zero maintenance making them ideal for superyachts. Read More

Republic of the Marshall Islands Has Been Moved to EU White List

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: James Myazoe

At the European Union (EU) Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels this morning, it was announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is now considered “white-listed” by the ECOFIN after receiving a largely compliant rating. Read More

Inmarsat Launches Connectivity Services in Saudi Arabia

Posted: 18th Feb 2020

Written by: Jonathan Sinnatt

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has today announced that it will bring its world-leading maritime, aviation and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements. Read More

Intellian’s GX100NX Fleet Xpress Terminal gains Inmarsat Approval

Posted: 13th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, has received product approval from Inmarsat for the new GX100NX antenna following excellent results achieved during recent testing at Inmarsat’s facility in Norway. Read More

Citizens Launch Initiative to ban Shark Fin Trade in Europe

Posted: 2nd Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Sea Shepherd and other NGOs have united with citizens from across Europe to demand the end of the shark fin trade in the European Union and increase the protection of these fragile species. Read More

End of VAT Lump Sum Reduction of Charters from France

Posted: 30th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

An official French tax announcement published on 30th January 2020 by the French Tax Authority has defined the new VAT rules applicable to charter contracts starting from France. Read More

Inmarsat Announces Record-breaking Sailor as New Yachting Ambassador

Posted: 27th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has appointed record-breaking Australian sailor and adventurer Nick Moloney as its new Yachting Ambassador. Read More

The Development of the Charter Market in the Balearic Islands

Posted: 22nd Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The Spanish Large Yacht Association (AEGY) has produced its sixth annual report on the state of the charter market in the Balearics, and reports are generally promising. Read More

Arksen Explorus Rally Powered by Pelorus to Launch in 2021

Posted: 20th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Arksen Explorers Rally Powered by Pelorus is a new yacht rally that sees groups of like-minded yacht owners and charterers cruising the Arctic, Mediterranean and Pacific Ocean in the name of grass roots conservation. Read More

Water Revolution Foundation Introduces Code of Conduct

Posted: 16th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

What better way to kick off the decade of sustainability in yachting than aligning with the United Nations' international 2030 agenda for their Sustainable Development Goals? Water Revolution Foundation is proud to launch the very first industry-wide Code of Conduct. Read More

SYTT Ranked in Top 100 of Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100

Posted: 29th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

SYTT has been ranked 95th in the 23rd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, which ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years. Read More

Acquera Yachting Purchases G&K Yachting

Posted: 29th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Stefano Tositti, CEO of Acquera Yachting, has announced that the company has purchased Greek yacht agents G&K Yachting just three months after acquiring Spanish company Evolution Yacht Agents. Read More

Inmarsat Launches GX5 Next Generation Satellite

Posted: 27th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has confirmed the successful launch of GX5, the fifth satellite in the world-leading Global Xpress (GX) fleet delivering Fleet Xpress high-speed maritime broad... Read More

Made in Italy Boating to Debut at International Cruise and Yachting Festival

Posted: 21st Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Ferretti Group is more and more an ambassador of excellence, innovation and style for Made in Italy boating. From 17 to 20 November, the Group is attending the 2nd International Cruise and Yachting Festival, an event dedicated to ... Read More

Pershing Presents the TØ Project

Posted: 21st Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Pershing, the leading builder of Made in Italy sports yachts that has been designing, producing and selling open, coupé and sport-fly luxury motor yachts for over 30 years, has announced the launch of the TØ project, ushering in a... Read More

OneOcean Highlights Advantages of ‘Pay as you Sail’ for Captains

Posted: 20th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

OneOcean, the recent merger of ChartCo and Marine Press, is highlighting to superyacht captains, navigation officers and management companies, the advantages of its Pay As You Sail (PAYS) digital solution system, that provides ins... Read More

Boat Builder Awards Winners Announced

Posted: 20th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine, praised 36 shortlisted companies and named eight winners last night in a dramatic black and gold themed night within the amphitheatre of Amsterd... Read More

FLIR Showcases Latest Maritime Sensor Solutions at METS

Posted: 20th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

FLIR Systems will showcase its latest thermal and assisted docking technologies for the leisure marine market at the METSTRADE exhibition this week in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Read More

2019 DAME Award Winners Announced

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Birgit Schnaase, Chair of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2019 at the commencement of the METSTRADE show this morning to the U SAFE self-propelled lifebuoy. Winners were named in all categories and 17 received Speci... Read More

On the Agenda for e3

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Written by: Roger Horner

From appearances at METSTRADE this week to the latest yacht to adopt Kymeta flat panels, here is the latest news coming from the superstar team at e3. Read More

Inmarsat Introduces Yachting and Passenger Portfolio at METSTRADE

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

On its METSTRADE debut, Inmarsat, the world leader in mobile satellite communications, is introducing its unique capabilities to deliver reliable and flexible connectivity globally for superyachts and yachts with its new Yachting ... Read More

Inmarsat to Launch first of Eight New Satellites

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, begins an intensive four-year programme of satellite launches this week, expanding its Global Xpress (GX) network both in coverage and capacity. Read More

Pip Hare Completes Transat Jacques Vabre

Posted: 18th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Pip Hare and her teammate Ysbrand Endt have completed the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV), finishing just minutes ahead of their closest rival. Pip’s boat Superbigou crossed the finish line at 17:26 UTC on 14th November, 10 minutes ah... Read More

Superyacht Arrested Following Maternity Pay Claim

Posted: 14th Nov 2019

Written by: Nautilus

A Nautilus member and master is seeking damages for her employer's non-payment of maternity entitlements and breach of contract. The Union is funding the case on behalf of the member, which has resulted in the UK-flagged superyach... Read More

Union Finds Nine in Ten Seafarers Fear Criminalisation

Posted: 14th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Almost 90% of seafarers fear criminalisation at work, a new survey by maritime professionals union Nautilus International has found. A quarter of the 612 seafarers surveyed identified the issue as a truly global one, saying they d... Read More

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