Yachting News

Nemesis One - World’s First Luxury Hydrofoil Catamaran

Posted: 19th Aug 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Nemesis Yachts debuts with their groundbreaking 332 feet (101 meters) futuristic hydrofoil catamaran design. The ‘NEMESIS ONE’ will be the World’s First Luxury Foiling Multihull, able to break the 50 knots speed barrier, while flying on computer controlled hydrofoils. Read More

OpenC247.com Launches Nautical Charts & Publications Portal

Posted: 18th Aug 2020

Written by: Jenni Bezer

In response to the growing demand for digital technologies in the maritime sector, OpenC247.com launches a sophisticated new portal for nautical charts and publications, with no subscription or minimum contract term, and free updates and corrections. Read More

IAMI GUEST Launch New Accredited Purser Program

Posted: 18th Aug 2020

Written by: Joey Meen

To meet growing demand for pursers on board large yachts, IAMI GUEST have announced the launch of their fully accredited Purser Program to be delivered by three approved training providers: The Crew Academy, The Purser Trainer and The Yacht Purser. Read More

Spain Remains Open for Yachting Activity

Posted: 14th Aug 2020

Written by: Bea Alonso

There have been mixed reports in the media creating concern amongst our captains and crew however, Spain has not been restricted and international travel is still in line with all other EU countries, with currently no quarantine requirements. Read More

QPS Adds Direct FarSounder Integration to Qinsy

Posted: 14th Aug 2020

Written by: FarSounder

Quality Positioning Services (QPS), the experts in maritime geomatics software and services, has integrated FarSounder’s Argos Forward Looking Sonars (FLS) into their Qinsy survey software package, now displaying their FLS bathymetric data in the Qinsy platform. Read More

Hope on Horizon for Yachting Industry After Covid-19

Posted: 13th Aug 2020

Written by: James McMath

The yachting industry has been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus outbreak but, according to Andrew Morgan, CEO of Affinity Group, the sector is already showing promising signs of post-lockdown recovery.
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to Re-launch Big Boat Racing in the Med

Posted: 12th Aug 2020

Written by: James Boyd

While the 2020 season of maxi yacht racing has been largely wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first steps back to normality are soon to be taken with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup set to go ahead in Porto Cervo over 30 August to 4 September. Read More

Superyacht Technology Conference Moves to ISE in Barcelona for 2021

Posted: 11th Aug 2020

Written by: Joanna Palmer

The Superyacht Technology Conference will join with ISE, the world's largest professional AV and integration show, running from 4- 5 February 2021 at the Fira de Barcelona. Exhibitor space has been expanded to an 8000m2 private hall while the Innovation Lab can host 50 stands dedicated to the superyacht sector. Read More

Only Captains - Executive Search & Mentoring for Superyacht Captains

Posted: 10th Aug 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

As yachts continue to grow in value, size and complexity, Captains Brendan O'Shannassy and Malcolm Jacotine have joined forces to launch OnlyCaptains.com, the first executive search and command mentoring service specifically for superyacht captains. Read More

Eco Vision at The Boat Works in Australia

Posted: 10th Aug 2020

Written by: Charmaine Webb

Environmental management, sustainability and stringent procedures are top priorities at The Boat Works, already positioned as industry leaders in customer service, a vast array of skills and quality tradesmen. Read More

One Month to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2020

Posted: 10th Aug 2020

Written by: Anne-Gaëlle Jourdan

There’s just one month to go to transform the Vieux Port and Port Canto in Cannes, which will accommodate nearly 400 boats recently released by the most prestigious French and international shipyards. The 43rd show will open for 6 days, from Tuesday 8th September. Read More

Benetti Introduces the Hybrid Giga Yacht Luminosity

Posted: 10th Aug 2020

Written by: Marcello Conti

Benetti FB272 M/Y “Luminosity” is a moving palace of glass with unparalleled views of every landscape. The Giga yacht's spectacular exterior design is a collaboration between Zaniz Jakubowski, Andrew Langton and Giorgio M. Cassetta. Read More

British Marine to Present Boats 2020 at Southampton Boat Show

Posted: 6th Aug 2020

Written by: British Marine

British Marine are delighted to announce that Southampton International Boat Show Ltd will present Boats 2020 at Mayflower Park, Southampton from 11 – 20 September 2020. This outdoor and on the water event will be a not-for-profit showcase of boats and equipment. Read More

Highfield Boats Reveals Images of New 2021 Sport Range

Posted: 3rd Aug 2020

Written by: Marina Johnson

Leading aluminium RIB manufacturer Highfield Boats has revealed the first images of the company’s much anticipated 2021 Sport range. Advanced hull design provides superb handling, while an all new Italian-influenced interior design is visible across the range. Read More

Tommaso Spadolini on his New 42m Cantiere Delle Marche MY Crowbridge

Posted: 31st Jul 2020

Written by: Tommaso Spadolini

Following the launch of 42-metre MY Crowbridge by Cantiere delle Marche, designer Tommaso Spadolini reveals firsthand some insights into her exterior profile and interior layout. She has a top speed of 15 knots and an economic cruising speed of 10 knots. Read More

Argo Yachting Awarded Saxdor Franchise for Spain and Northern Germany

Posted: 30th Jul 2020

Written by: Rob Seabourne

Argo Yachting, the world’s largest distributor of Princess Yachts, has been awarded exclusive distribution rights to market the Finnish designed Saxdor Yachts in the Baltic coast of Germany and the Spanish territories of the Balearics, Malaga, Puerto Banus and Sotogrande. Read More

Van der Valk Introduces New 30-metre Explorer Concept

Posted: 30th Jul 2020

Written by: Van der Valk

Combining an adventurous, rugged ambience with graceful lines and shapes, this stylish Explorer also features a wealth of interior space. With her fast displacement hull, this is a boat designed to travel at speed. Read More

2020 Rolex Swan Cup Gearing Up for September Regatta

Posted: 28th Jul 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Nautor’s Swan is delighted to announce that the 2020 edition of the beloved Rolex Swan Cup will be taking place between 7 -13 September, organised by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in the stunning yachting hub of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Read More

Why Cruise Croatia During COVID-19?

Posted: 28th Jul 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

A place of many different landscapes and experiences, now is the perfect moment to cruise the isolated and unspoiled Adriatic islands and enjoy the Croatian clear waters. Entering Croatia in these uncertain times has proven to be much easier than expected. Read More

IBI and METSTRADE to Stage Special Edition of the Boat Builder Awards 2020

Posted: 26th Jul 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

IBI and METSTRADE have announced a special one-off edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in 2020 to acknowledge the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Benetti Delivers the First 44m Diamond 145

Posted: 25th Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Benetti is proud to announce the delivery of the first Diamond 145 unit, the new Class category flagship, a 44m superyacht marrying tradition and innovation, with exterior lines by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interior design by Benetti’s Interior Style Department. Read More

France: Sanitary Measures for Ports & Vessels

Posted: 24th Jul 2020

Written by: ECPY

Further to publication of Decree No. 2020-0160 ‘Covid-19 Sanitary Measures for Ports and Yachts’ by the Prefecture of the Alpes Maritimes on 27 February, ECPY would like to clarify a number of queries raised by the yachting community.  Read More

La Ciotat Shipyards Cut Prices to Boost 2020-21 Refit Season

Posted: 23rd Jul 2020

Written by: Alice Boisseau

Due to the economic impact of Covid-19, La Ciotat Shipyards will receive financial support from the local government allowing them to offer significant and targeted price cuts to refit companies operating in La Ciotat as of the autumn. Read More

Discover Ischia Island Away from the Masses

Posted: 23rd Jul 2020

Written by: Caterina Oliviero

For owners or charter guests who want to experience the Gulf of Naples this summer, far away from the masses, Ischia Island is the ideal yachting destination for an isolated cruise. This unexplored superyacht haven is one of the most beautiful, despite being relatively unknown. Read More

Portable Covid-19 Testing Device for Yachts Available from Bluewater

Posted: 23rd Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Although yachts will have implemented procedures to minimise the risks of contracting and spreading Covid-19, the only way to reassure owners, guests and crew of a safe environment on board is through testing and monitoring. Read More

MDL Marinas Releases Details of New September Boat Show

Posted: 23rd Jul 2020

Written by: MDL Marinas

MDL Marinas has confirmed that their new in-water boat show, The Ocean Village Boat Show, will take place in their flagship marina in Southampton from 11 -20 September 2020. Early interest is reported to be high. Read More

Update on Italian VAT for Yacht Charters & Leasing

Posted: 22nd Jul 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Domenico Rinaldi of law firm SP Legal provides an update on further legislative changes to Italian VAT on yacht charters and leasing under the new 'proof regime' described in the Italian VAT Code (Italian Presidential Decree no. 633/72). Read More

Preview of Exhibitors at First Hong Kong Yacht Show

Posted: 22nd Jul 2020

Written by: Syazwani Russell

With under four months until the inaugural edition of Hong Kong Yacht Show, momentum is building as we welcome founding supporters to the new international boat show taking place from 19-22 November.  Read More

Update on Travel to Greece - July 2020

Posted: 21st Jul 2020

Written by: Katerina Fotopoulou

As Greece re-opens for international visitors, the list of countries whose citizens are allowed entry will be updated every two weeks, and more frequently if necessary. Here's the list of countries and the protocol on arrival. Read More

Wally's new 43wallytender to be Unveiled at Cannes Yachting Festival 2020

Posted: 20th Jul 2020

Written by: Monica Paolazzi

Ferretti Group has announced the latest addition to its growing offering of fast, fun and stylish luxury tenders from Wally, the 43wallytender, which will be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2020, 8-13 September.   Read More

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