Yachting News

Princess Yachts Secures Government Funds

Posted: 8th Apr 2013

Written by: BBC

Luxury boat manufacturer Princess Yachts has secured £4.6m of government funding for a new boatyard in Plymouth. The company said the money from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) would secure 400 jobs in the city. The French-owned fi... Read More

Lürssen Launches World's Largest Yacht

Posted: 5th Apr 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

The long-awaited, long-discussed Lürssen Yachts project that was expected to eclipse even the world's largest yachts finally did so Friday at the shipbuilder's yard in Bremen, Germany. M/Y Azzam did just that and more. It surpasse... Read More

A preference for land over sea among China's elite

Posted: 4th Apr 2013

Written by: Wei Gu, The Wall Street Journal

China may have become the world’s largest market for luxury goods, but when it comes to buying private boats, most of its wealthiest citizens have yet to dip their toes in the water. Only one out of every 318 high-net-worth indivi... Read More

Tax advantages lure yachts to Croatia

Posted: 3rd Apr 2013

Written by: Croatian Times

Yacht owners who are yet to pay the E.U.'s VAT on the purchase of their yachts have been looking into registering their vessels in Croatia. Read More

'Somali pirates' trick journalists

Posted: 3rd Apr 2013

Written by: Jamal Osman, 4 News

As western journalists scrambled to find Somali pirates, a group of men claim to have made an industry in pretending to be pirates. Read More

First Cayman Islands registered yacht passes MLC compliance

Posted: 2nd Apr 2013

Written by: Belinda Liversedge, Superyachtnews.com

A 65m Benetti yacht has become the first Cayman Islands registered yacht to achieve MLC compliance. Read More

Caribbean Nations Seek Oil Amid Fear Over Spills

Posted: 1st Apr 2013

Written by: David McFadden, The Associated Press

The turquoise waters that have long brought treasure seekers to the Caribbean are now drawing a new kind of explorer as countries across the region increasingly open their seas to oil exploration.

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WSA partners with MedAire for onboard medical training

Posted: 28th Mar 2013

Written by: MedAire

Warsash Superyacht Academy (WSA) and MedAire, an International SOS company are proud to announce they have entered into a collaborative partnership for the benefit of superyacht crew and shore-side staff around the world.

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Italy India marine row: Foreign Minister Terzi quits

Posted: 27th Mar 2013

Written by: BBC News Europe

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi has resigned in protest of his government's decision to send two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, to Delhi for trial.The case has sparked a major diplomatic row betwee... Read More

Free Voice Calls On iPhone and iPad With Facebook Messenger

Posted: 26th Mar 2013

Written by: 3g.co.uk

Facebook Messenger now supports free voice calling on Apple devices. Owners of Apple iOS devices can now make free voice calls to other Facebook users in the UK thanks to the release of a new version of the Facebook Messenger appl... Read More

Art Marine Marinas expands 'Destinations' concept

Posted: 25th Mar 2013

Written by: Mike Derrett

The Dubai-based company has added new 'Destinations' marinas in China, Singapore and Thailand. Dubai-based Art Marine Marinas has added new marinas in China, Singapore and Thailand to its ‘Destinations’ concept, which operates in ... Read More

The last great worldwide sailing expedition

Posted: 22nd Mar 2013

Written by: Michael Ruane, Smithsonian.com

At 3 p.m., August 18, 1838, six ships got under way on the ebb tide and made for the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Norfolk, Virginia.The vessels were packed with books, the latest scientific and navigational equipment, and a crew of 34... Read More

S. Korean island looks to expand marina facilities

Posted: 21st Mar 2013

Written by: The Jeju Weekly

Jeju provincial government plans to invest a total of £1.7 milion in Gimnyeong Port, upgrading the yachting facilities and clubhouse.

With these plans, the Jeju government expects to boost yacht and marine tourism on the islan...
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Italy vs. India: Untangling a mess

Posted: 19th Mar 2013

Written by: Yogesh Pai, The Wall Street Journal

India's Supreme Court’s decision to restrain the Italian ambassador from leaving the country may violate international law on diplomatic immunity.This is the latest development in a deepening dispute between the two countries over... Read More

Feadship Launches First Superyacht for Mainland China

Posted: 7th Feb 2013

Written by: Feadship

Feadship has launched the 44.65-metre Blue Sky in a ceremony that combined Chinese and Dutch maritime cultures. This is the first superyacht to be built by a Western shipyard for a client in mainland China. The owner sent his pers... Read More

Dutch Builders Open Up to Discovery

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

The Dutch shipbuilding industry is opening itself up to the world in a Discovery Channel series called “SuperYachts.” The documentary series – slated to be six episodes – will open the doors on what has traditionally been a guarde... Read More

Where are we with eLoran?

Posted: 8th Oct 2013

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Sevenstar Yacht Transport - Major Yacht Transporter Down Under

Posted: 25th Nov 2014

Written by: Sevenstar Yacht Transport

As the leaders and pioneers in yacht transport, Sevenstar Yacht Transport in partnership with DYT Yacht Transport—the only float-on, float-off yacht carrier—offer sailings year round to and from New Zealand and Australia. Read More

MB92 Acquired by European Investment Firm Squircle Capital

Posted: 26th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

MB92 Group has benefited from continued growth and now looks towards a new phase of expansion with the support of Squircle Capital. The world leading superyacht refit, repair and maintenance group announced today that the European... Read More

Azimut|Benetti Wins Big at the World Yachts Trophies

Posted: 17th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Known at the Oscars of the yachting industry, the eighteenth edition of the World Yachts Trophies closed the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 this week, once again recognising the excellence of Made in Italy and paying tribute, in pa... Read More

2018 Antigua Charter Yacht Show Opens Today!

Posted: 4th Dec 2018

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