Yachting News

UK Police Investigate Slavery of Migrant Fishermen

Posted: 20th Jan 2014

Written by: Aaron Akinyemi for the International Business Time

UK police are investigating cases of alleged abuse of migrant fishermen on British fishing boats. Read More

Aircraft Carrier Could Be Relaunched as Luxury Commonwealth Yacht

Posted: 17th Jan 2014

Written by: Mail Online

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious could get a new lease of life - as a luxury yacht. Read More

New Rules Impact Yachts

Posted: 16th Jan 2014

Written by: The Triton by Jake DesVergers

As we say goodbye to 2013 and welcome in the New Year, we look ahead to what awaits us in the world of maritime regulations. Read More

WiFi Underwater Mapping Comes Online For Superyachts

Posted: 15th Jan 2014

Written by: Marine Link

WASSP-Wireless has been designed to address superyacht captains’ concerns about underwater obstacle avoidance. Read More

Pembroke et al. buy Boat International Media from August Equity

Posted: 14th Jan 2014

Written by: www.unquote.com

An investment consortium led by Pembroke Venture Capital Trust has acquired publishing and events group Boat International Media from August Equity. Read More

Island Yacht Design Unveils 'Streets of Monaco' Project

Posted: 14th Jan 2014

Written by: Yacht Island Yachts

Island Yacht Design has unveiled the 'Streets of Monaco' project, a £244 million yacht based on the Principality of Monaco, complete with a replica go-karting Grand Prix track. Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line and MTN Pioneer Highest-Performing Satellite Modem

Posted: 14th Jan 2014

Written by: Liz De Castro, MTN

MTN Communications (MTN) announces its partner, Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian), is pioneering the new iDirect X7 high-performance satellite modem on its Norwegian Breakaway ship. Read More

Fraser Optics Monolite Wins DAME Award 2013

Posted: 14th Jan 2014

Written by: Fraser Optics

Fraser Optics is pleased to announce its selection as the winner of the Lifesaving and Safety Equipment category in the 23rd DAME - Design Award METS Competition. Read More

How to ruin a yachting destination. Mexico keeps yachts impounded

Posted: 13th Jan 2014

Written by: Sail World

A month ago, we published a story about how Mexican government tax agents had made unannounced visits to a number of marinas and impounded their yachts. Read More

SCA Announces New Crew for All-Female Team

Posted: 11th Jan 2014

Written by: www.volvooceanrace.com

SCA has today confirmed that Sally Barkow (USA) and Justine Mettraux (SUI) will be joining the all-female team for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. Both sailors come with a strong pedigree and join a growing squad of international sa... Read More

British Cup Campaign, What Chance?

Posted: 10th Jan 2014

Written by: Yachting World

How Ainslie rates his prospects of making it to the next America’s Cup for Britain
Will he or won't he? Can Britain's golden wonder Sir Ben Ainslie mount an America's Cup challenge? British participation in the 35th America's Cup...
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Documents show Carnival knew of fire danger before ill-fated cruise

Posted: 9th Jan 2014

Written by: CNN

Bettina Rodriguez and her daughter Isabel had planned their cruise for half a year. They would sail on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship and celebrate Isabel's birthday. Read More

Engineered Ventilation Systems Keep Engine Rooms Humming

Posted: 9th Jan 2014

Written by: news@martinflory.com

Circulation of dry, cool air is critical for engine performance, longevity and safety. Delta "T" Systems, the world leader in marine engine room ventilation, offers a single comprehensive source for all the components that make up... Read More

Sea Shepherd whaling footage fuels call for Australian intervention

Posted: 8th Jan 2014

Written by: The Australian.com.au

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has accused the Australian government of reneging on a promise to monitor Japanese whaling, after capturing graphic images of the latest slaughter in the Southern Ocean. Read More

Panama Presses Spain and Italy to Resolve Canal Cost Row

Posted: 7th Jan 2014

Written by: Times of Malta.com

The President of Panama said he would go to Spain and Italy to pressure companies to honour contracts to expand his country’s canal after a row over costs. Read More

Musto Partners with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

Posted: 7th Jan 2014

Written by: Musto

Market-leading sailing clothing brand announces its support for the high profile
UAE team led by British skipper Ian Walker
Musto is proud to announce its partnership with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race,...
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Rupert Murdoch finds buyer for his $29.7m sailing yacht

Posted: 6th Jan 2014

Written by: The Telegraph

Rosehearty, the $29.7m (£18m) family sailing yacht owned by News Corp and 21st Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch, has been sold after less than four months on the market. Read More

Dolphinite GelMatch™ All-In-One Gelcoat Aerosol Can

Posted: 6th Jan 2014

Written by: Home Port Marine Marketing

The Dolphinite GelMatch™ All-In-One Gelcoat Aerosol Can solves the traditional challenges when repairing gelcoat Read More

New Greek Yachting Association and Charter Show

Posted: 4th Jan 2014

Written by: OnboardOnline

Amidst financial crisis and new taxes for charter yachts, leading organizations have come together to form the Greek Yachting Association (GYA). Read More

New Zealand steps up life jacket rules

Posted: 3rd Jan 2014

Written by: Sail-World Cruising

Authorities in New Zealand are on the warpath for boat crews who do not wear life jackets when in a boat under six metres - this will include dinghies to sailing boats. Read More

Crew Airlifted from Clipper Yacht

Posted: 3rd Jan 2014

Written by: Yachting World

Having recently completed the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, two crew were airlifted to hospital today following an accident below decks of the Clipper Mission Performance. Read More

A Luxury Yacht or Plain Eccentric?

Posted: 3rd Jan 2014

Written by: Ivan Petkov

In the world of luxury yachts, there’s a fine line between outright eccentric and very luxurious. And often it’s hard to tell where this line exactly runs. Read More

How to Effectively Recycle 168 Eiffel Towers

Posted: 2nd Jan 2014

Written by: Maersk: www.worldslargestship.com

For each Triple-E ship we will use approximately 60,000 tonnes of steel, which amounts to 1.2 million tonnes of steel for the twenty vessels in the series, equivalent to 168 Eiffel Towers. The challenge we set for ourselves was: ... Read More

Helicopter Rescue Begins for Stranded Antarctic Ship

Posted: 2nd Jan 2014

Written by: Voice of America

Dozens of passengers aboard a Russian research ship stuck for over a week in the Antarctic ice are being evacuated Thursday. Read More

Flying Yacht is a Taste of the Future (VIDEO)

Posted: 1st Jan 2014

Written by: Huffington Post

If a large yacht fails to convey fabulous wealth to you, then maybe a large flying yacht will do the trick! Designer Yelken Octuri has such a plan. Read More

Yachting: Greece; plans made to improve sea infrastructures

Posted: 31st Dec 2013

Written by: ANSAmed

Greece's new Zoning Plan for Tourism recently announced provides for an increase in the network of marinas, small ports and harbors in the Ionian Sea, the eastern and southeastern Aegean, and the Saronic, Argolikos and Pagasitikos... Read More

Victoire declared overall Sydney to Hobart winner

Posted: 30th Dec 2013

Written by: www.globalpost.com

The 50-foot yacht Victoire was Monday named the overall winner of the Sydney to Hobart ocean race, after the only boat still at sea that could beat her ran out of time Read More

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The Calm Before

Posted: 27th Dec 2013

Written by: www.regattanews.com

Twenty-four hours after the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet raced out of Sydney Harbour the pace slowed up as the lead boats picked their way down the southeast coast of Australia. Overnight, Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal made the stra... Read More

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Preview

Posted: 25th Dec 2013

Written by: www.regattanews.com

Dockside at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race crews were busy prepping for the 628-nautical mile offshore classic that starts on December 26. Read More

Sydney-Hobart sailing fleet set for mental hell

Posted: 24th Dec 2013

Written by: Stuff.co.nz

Celebrated yachtsman Iain Murray is predicting a torturous mental challenge for crews in the Sydney to Hobart. Read More

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