Yachting News

Costa Concordia - Has master mariner in charge of salvage met his match?

Posted: 17th Sep 2013

Written by: Barbie Latza Nadeau and Matt Smith, CNN

The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia was sitting upright early Tuesday after the first step of an unprecedented effort to salvage the ill-fated ship. In a lengthy process involving massive pulleys, cables and steel tanks, a s... Read More

Awlgrip® To Launch Three New Product Ranges At IBEX 2013

Posted: 17th Sep 2013

Written by: Awlgrip

Awlgrip® will introduce the industry to three new product ranges at the 2013 International Boatbuilders Exposition & Conference (IBEX) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, September 17-19 (booth 2241). Read More

UK Debut For GOST® Watch HD and GOST® Insight HD Security Systems

Posted: 17th Sep 2013

Written by: GOST

CA Clase, UK distributor for yacht security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems supplier GOST™ (Global Ocean Security Technologies) will introduce the UK market to the GOST® Watch HD and GOST® Insight HD systems a... Read More

All-Female Team SCA Grows

Posted: 16th Sep 2013

Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

SCA has confirmed that Stacey Jackson (AUS) and Abby Ehler (GBR) have joined their all-female Team SCA crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stacey and Abby will be joining the five selected crew announced earlier this year, whic... Read More

Malta Hosts Third Superyacht Seminar

Posted: 16th Sep 2013

Written by: Saul Malpass, Shipserv.com

Edward Zammit Lewis, the Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth for Malta, said on Wednesday, September 11th that he believes the country has the potential to turn into an “excellent leading maritime centr... Read More

ASAP Antibes Gains Support

Posted: 15th Sep 2013

Written by: ASAP Antibes

Over 300 people turned out on September 6th on the IYCA for the launch of the ASAP Logbook related to the development of Port Vauban. ASAP, which is the Association in support of the development and activities of the Port of Antib... Read More

First Stop Over on Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Town

Posted: 13th Sep 2013

Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

Cape Town will take the place of Recife on the route for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 in a direct change announced on Thursday at the city’s V & A Waterfront. The decision to go to the classic sailing city of Cape Town in South Af... Read More

Ellison Calls for Racing Series

Posted: 12th Sep 2013

Written by: Curtis Eichelberger & Aaron Kuriloff – Bloomberg N

America’s Cup organizers plan to start a racing league with 10 or 20 franchises if Oracle Team USA can rally to defend its title this year in sailing’s most prestigious competition. “Our plan is to start a world series of racing, ... Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport Gears Up for Super Yacht Migration

Posted: 11th Sep 2013

Written by: Dockwise Yacht Transport

As the seasonal migration of superyachts begins in late August from the Mediterranean to the wintertime cruising grounds of the Caribbean and South Florida, Dockwise Yacht Transport, operating for 26 years in the yacht transport i... Read More

Moore Stephens Partner to Speak at Super Yacht Finance Forum

Posted: 10th Sep 2013

Written by: Moore Stephens

Ayuk Ntuiabane, partner at Moore Stephens Isle of Man, leading providers of multi-sector accountancy, consultancy and wealth management services will address over one hundred of the superyacht industry’s key professionals and owne... Read More

Cape Scott Yachts Appoint European Sales Agent

Posted: 10th Sep 2013

Written by: Private Yacht Group

Explorer yacht builder Cape Scott Yachts has announced the appointment of Private Yacht Group as its exclusive sales agent for the European market.The new Cape Scott range, from 57 to 117ft, incorporates class-leading safety featu... Read More

Dolphinite Showcases GelMatch™

Posted: 10th Sep 2013

Written by: Dolphinite

Gelcoat products manufacturer Dolphinite will showcase the GelMatch™ All In One Gelcoat Aerosol Can at booth 655 at the 2013 International Boatbuilders’ Exposition & Conference (IBEX) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisvill... Read More

Ship Loaded with Marijuana Burns Across the Med

Posted: 9th Sep 2013

Written by: Tom Kington – The Telegraph

Smugglers shipping 30 tonnes of hashish resin across the Mediterranean - with a street value of 40 million euros (£33.8m) - created a massive drifting cloud of marijuana fumes after setting fire to their illicit cargo as police mo... Read More

PlanetSolar Forgoes Super Yacht Conversion

Posted: 6th Sep 2013

Written by: Belinda Liversedge – SuperyachtNews.com

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar powered yacht at 31m long, marked the end of her 22 day deep-water scientific expedition along the Gulf Stream, by arriving in style on a sunny day on London. There to present the ... Read More

New Interlux® Products Featured at 2013 Newport International Boat Show

Posted: 6th Sep 2013

Written by: Jim Seidel – Interlux

Three new Interlux® products will be featured in the Interlux booth (Newport Yachting Center, Tent D, booths 25-26) at the 2013 Newport International Boat Show, September 12-15 in Newport, Rhode Island. New MarineFilm is a unique,... Read More

Rupert Murdoch to Sell His Yacht

Posted: 5th Sep 2013

Written by: Robert Frank – CNBC

Rupert Murdoch is parting with one of his favorite trophies—his yacht. Less than three months after filing for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch has listed the family's 184-foot sailing yacht called Ros... Read More

Oracle Docked Two Races for Cheating Scandal

Posted: 4th Sep 2013

Written by: Julia Prodis Sulek – San Jose Mercury News

Just days before the start of the America's Cup finals, an international jury on Tuesday found Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA guilty of cheating, expelled a key sailor and two shore crew and docked the team two races. The penalty... Read More

SF Sailing Expert Gives Edge to Kiwis

Posted: 3rd Sep 2013

Written by: Tom FitzGerald – San Francisco Chronicle

There’s a difference between actual racing and in-house racing. That may be a critical component when the America’s Cup finals begin Saturday. At least that’s the way local sailing expert Zach Berkowitz sees it. A former weatherma... Read More

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Begins

Posted: 2nd Sep 2013

Written by: Carlo Borlenghi – Superyacht Times

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: sunny clime, rocky outcrops, ideal wind conditions and high-class sailing. 2013 marks the 24th edition of the world’s premiere rendezvous for Maxi yachts held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Five days of racing... Read More

Judge Orders Sale of Former U.S. Presidential Yacht

Posted: 30th Aug 2013

Written by: Jonathan Starkey – The News Journal

A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered the owner of the former presidential yacht USS Sequoia to sell the boat for $7.8 million, minus legal fees and loans, to a Washington-based investment group after a legal battle in Chancery Cou... Read More

African Dust Clouds Worry for Caribbean

Posted: 29th Aug 2013

Written by: Andrea Rodriguez – Associated Press

Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing... Read More

Ruling on U.S. Cup Team's Violations Expected by Week's End

Posted: 28th Aug 2013

Written by: Tom FitzGerald – The San Francisco Chronicle

An international jury's decision on Oracle Team USA's illegal-weight violations is expected by the end of the week. The case could be the biggest scandal in the 162-year history of the America's Cup and could result in the forfeit... Read More

Team NZ Wins Louis Vuitton Cup

Posted: 26th Aug 2013

Written by: Dex McLuskey – Bloomberg

Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Cup to earn the right to challenge Oracle Team USA for the America’s Cup, sailing’s most prestigious trophy. The Kiwis beat Italy's Luna Rossa in the first of two scheduled races yesterday on... Read More

750kg of Cocaine Seized on Yacht

Posted: 23rd Aug 2013

Written by: Matthew Raggatt – Stuff.co.nz

An international law enforcement operation has seized 750 kilograms of cocaine bound for Australia. The drugs were found on a yacht in a Vanuatu port, hidden underneath concrete which required a chisel to access, and are estimated... Read More

Space-Saving Aquatic AV® 3” Speaker

Posted: 23rd Aug 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

The new 3-inch speaker from marine audio systems manufacturer Aquatic AV® needs just 56mm mounting depth, but will deliver the same crystal-clear sound as a speaker needing much more space on board. The fully waterproof, UV and sa... Read More

Bravo TV launches call for second season of Below Deck

Posted: 22nd Aug 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

Despite its many critics, Below Deck is looking for crew for the filming of its 2nd season. Expect this to make some waves. Bravo TV are auditioning superyacht crew for their second season of Below Deck, based out of Saint Martin... Read More

Dovaston Crew Teams Up with Crew Asia

Posted: 21st Aug 2013

Written by: Lulu Trask – SuperyachtNews.com

Western-based crew agency Dovaston Crew and Eastern-based crew agency Crew Asia have teamed up to bring its clients the best selection of crew from across the globe. Dovaston Crew specializes in European and Antipodean crew and ha... Read More

Gibraltar: Royal Navy repels fishing boat armada

Posted: 19th Aug 2013

Written by: Rowena Mason – The Guardian

Spanish boats illegally entered Gibraltar's waters after a stand-off with the Royal Navy on Sunday. In an escalation of the bitter diplomatic dispute over fishing rights, British military and police boats had to push back a flotil... Read More

Italy Rolls Back Boat Tax

Posted: 16th Aug 2013

Written by: Lee Mylchreest – Sail-World.com

Good news for non-Italian boat owners, who fled Italy in droves when the Italian Government (the previous one) put a tax on new boats. The tax will no longer be applicable to yacht owners who are not Italian residents, and the ne... Read More

Yacht Tax Has Negative Impact on Jobs

Posted: 15th Aug 2013

Written by: Chris Wang – Taipei Times

Yacht builders yesterday urged the administration of President Ma Ying-jeou to stop listing yachts as luxury items, saying the government has been shooting itself in the foot by trying to promote the recreational marine industry w... Read More


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