Yachting News

BBC Slammed for Promoting 'Elitist' View of Sailing

Posted: 14th Aug 2013

Written by: Hayley Dixon – The Telegraph

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said the corporation was obsessed with football and cricket and had forgotten we are a maritime nation. He said the country had developed "sea blindness" and claimed sailing was in fact open to all - "wheth... Read More

Azzam's Owner Identified

Posted: 13th Aug 2013

Written by: The Japan Times

The royal family of the United Arab Emirates has dethroned Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in the race to own the world’s biggest mega-yacht, an annual survey of the world’s 100 biggest yachts has shown in the magazine Yachts... Read More

British PM threatens Spain over Gibraltar

Posted: 12th Aug 2013

Written by: Joseph Watts – London Evening Standard

David Cameron today threatened Spain with “unprecedented” legal action over Gibraltar as British warships steamed towards the Med. The Prime Minister hit out at heavy-handed Spanish checks at the country’s border with Gibraltar, c... Read More

Luna Rossa Sweeps Artemis Out of Cup

Posted: 11th Aug 2013

Written by: Julia Prodis Sulek – San Jose Mercury News

Sweden's Artemis Racing ended its emotional journey to the America's Cup on Saturday, losing its last race after a valiant comeback to prove the team could compete after the heartbreaking loss of its beloved crew mate, the skipper... Read More

Sunreef Yachts Introduces its First Carbon Sailing Yacht

Posted: 8th Aug 2013

Written by: The Maritime Executive

Sunreef Yachts - the inventor of the luxury catamaran concept and currently the world leader in design and construction of custom made luxury catamarans above 60 feet continues moving forward in the field of super yacht design. Th... Read More

UK Ratifies MLC

Posted: 8th Aug 2013

Written by: WorldFishing.net

The United Kingdom has ratified the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). With this ratification, 41 ILO Member States, representing 75.3% of the world gross tonnage of ships and more th... Read More

Artemis Loses First Race

Posted: 7th Aug 2013

Written by: Julia Prodis Sulek – San Jose Mercury News

Sweden's Artemis Racing may have lost its first race in the preliminary series of the America's Cup on Tuesday, but skipper Iain Percy -- whose best friend was killed during the team's tragic capsize last spring -- said it was a t... Read More

Veteran British Sailor to Lead Abu Dhabi Team

Posted: 6th Aug 2013

Written by: GulfNews.com

Sailing veteran and former British Olympian Neal McDonald is to take the helm as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Performance Director in the team’s second bid for Volvo Ocean Race glory next year. And Emirati 24-year-old Adil Khalid has ... Read More

Baron Services Launches Velocity Weather API

Posted: 6th Aug 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

Baron Services, Inc., a leading weather technology company, today announced the immediate availability of the Velocity Weather API, designed for use by marine industry manufacturers and software developers who want to integrate a ... Read More

Fifth Edition of (Super) Yachting Index

Posted: 5th Aug 2013

Written by: Camper and Nicholsons

Providing in-depth analysis of the industry, the Index uses a cross-reference of industry data. Camper & Nicholsons (super)Yachting Index shows the realities of a booming sector that has evolved from a cottage industry into one ... Read More

Captain Fabien Roché joins Sunrise Yachts to head operations

Posted: 3rd Aug 2013

Written by: Sunrise Yachts

The Antalya-based yacht builder is pleased to announce the appointment of Fabien Roché as Chief Operating Officer. Following the signing of a string of large yacht projects, Sunrise Yachts is strengthening its management structure... Read More

Diageo Uses Yachts for Marketing

Posted: 2nd Aug 2013

Written by: Clementine Fletcher - Bloomberg News

Diageo Plc (DGE), the world’s biggest distiller, is courting cash-rich Europeans with luxury boat parties and male models as sales of high-end brands in the region outpace cheaper spirit labels. “We’re not going to just make a tel... Read More

Interlux® Interdeck® Slip Resistant Deck Finish

Posted: 2nd Aug 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

Interdeck® contains a fine mineral additive to provide a hard wearing, slip resistant, low sheen finish (to reduce sun glare) with a tough, polyurethane resin to protect decks against everyday wear and tear. Will apply easily on a... Read More

Caribbean Has Lost 80% of Reefs

Posted: 1st Aug 2013

Written by: Fiona Harvey – The Guardian

A major survey of the coral reefs of the Caribbean is expected to reveal the extent to which one of the world's biggest and most important reserves of coral has been degraded by climate change, pollution, overfishing and degradati... Read More

Students Use GPS Spoofing to Push Yacht Off Course

Posted: 31st Jul 2013

Written by: Liat Clark – Wired

A team of engineering students has demonstrated for the first time how hijackers can use GPS spoofing techniques to gain navigational control of a vessel. The students from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of T... Read More

Victim of Somali Pirates Publishes Book

Posted: 30th Jul 2013

Written by: Kira Cochrane – The Guardian

Almost seven months after she was kidnapped from an island off the Kenyan coast, Judith Tebbutt stood in the bathroom of an opulent government building in Nairobi, wondering at her reflection. She had just been freed and was final... Read More

Kiwis Advance to Louis Vuitton Cup Finals

Posted: 29th Jul 2013

Written by: Duncan Johnstone – Stuff.co.nz

Team New Zealand have confirmed they will exercise their right to go straight to the Louis Vuitton Cup final, squashing speculation they may veto that to seek extra racing in the semifinals of the challenger series. Skipper Dean B... Read More

Welcome to our First Newsletter!

Posted: 26th Jul 2013

Written by: Sam Watson

We launched OnboardOnline.com at the end of January and what a year it’s been so far. We’ve seen tragedy and upheaval at the Americas Cup, the accession of Croatia to the EU, and major changes to VAT in France and Spain. It’s not ... Read More

Sailing Team Sues Over 'Race' Discrimination

Posted: 25th Jul 2013

Written by: Tom FitzGerald – The San Francisco Chronicle

Who is the African Diaspora Maritime sailing team, and why is it suing to delay the America's Cup finals, scheduled to begin Sept. 7? Charles Kithcart, the head of the North Carolina-based team, declined in a phone interview Tuesd... Read More

International Marine Certification Institute celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted: 24th Jul 2013

Written by: International Marine Certification Institute

On the 24th June 1993, the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) has been registered as a non-profit organisation in Belgium. Now, 20 years later, IMCI is the market leader of certification under the Recreational Cra... Read More

Panama Charges N. Korean Captain Over Weapons Smuggling

Posted: 24th Jul 2013

Written by: Harriet Alexander – The Telegraph

The North Korean captain of the ship stopped as it tried to enter the Panama Canal has been charged with smuggling weapons. Panamanian officials charged the unnamed captain and his crew on Thursday, in a sign of how seriously they... Read More

ValvTect Completes Fuel Tank Testing at 600-plus Marinas

Posted: 24th Jul 2013

Written by: ValvTect

Unfortunately, it is all too common for gasoline and diesel storage tanks at marinas to contain excess water and other contaminants such as bacteria and debris. These contaminants can be pumped into boaters’ fuel tanks and can cau... Read More

Jeanne Socrates is world's oldest female non-stop circumnavigator

Posted: 23rd Jul 2013

Written by: Nancy Knudson, Sail-World.com

Jeanne crossed the finish line in Victoria Monday 8th July between 2 and 3 am, and she tied up safely in Victoria Harbour. Jeanne set out from Victoria's Inner Harbour in her 11-metre cruiser Nereida on October 2012, on her third ... Read More

Hulltimo Pro: A new concept of hull cleaning

Posted: 23rd Jul 2013

Written by: Hulltimo

With rising temperatures boat hulls are increasingly fouled. The Hulltimo concept: increase and adjust the cleaning frequency of your boat’s hull according to its use. Thanks to its patented self-positioning system, Hulltimo’s pro... Read More

Five Guilty in Costa Concordia Trial

Posted: 22nd Jul 2013

Written by: BBC News

Two officers, the helmsman, the head of cabin service and the head of the crisis team were given up to two years and 10 months in jail for multiple manslaughter, negligence and shipwreck. They had agreed plea bargains and may avoi... Read More

Kiwis Reach 44 knots

Posted: 19th Jul 2013

Written by: The Houston Chronicle

Emirates Team New Zealand set another top speed for America's Cup 72-foot catamarans, hitting 44.15 knots, or 50.8 mph, Thursday on San Francisco Bay. The Kiwis set the mark on the first reaching leg as they sailed alone around th... Read More

Aquatic AV 8” Waterproof Speaker With High Frequency Horn

Posted: 19th Jul 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

The Aquatic AV 8” speaker with a 1” high frequency horn (model AQ-SPK8.0-4) features a silver sport-style grill, is fully waterproof, UV and salt/fog resistant and is supplied with stainless steel mounting hardware – perfect for u... Read More

First Charter Yacht Show for Asia-Pacific Announced

Posted: 18th Jul 2013

Written by: eTurboNews

The organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show have confirmed the launch of a new charter yacht show, to be hosted annually at Phuket Yacht Haven in Thailand. The inaugural show, to be held in mid-December 2014, will combine all the b... Read More

Sevenstar Adds New Route to Caribbean

Posted: 17th Jul 2013

Written by: IBI News

Dutch yacht transporter adds new sailings from the Med to the Caribbean. Sevenstar Yacht Transport in the Netherlands has announced new sailings returning to the Caribbean after the summer season in October and November this year.... Read More

Adrian Ogler Joins Oceanskies

Posted: 17th Jul 2013

Written by: Oceanskies

We are pleased to announce that Adrian Ogier has joined the team at Oceanskies as a Director and Principal. Duncan Swanson, co-founder and principal of Oceanskies said, “It is great to have Adrian joining the team at Oceanskies. S... Read More


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