Yachting News

Croatia Wants 100 Marinas

Posted: 15th Jul 2013

Written by: Dick Durham – Yachting Monthly

Up to an incredible 28,000 yachts will be sailing in the Adriatic by 2018, if the latest EU member gets its way. Croatia currently has some 50 marinas offering around 14,000 berths and the government is planning to double this by ... Read More

Man Swims 5 Hours for Help After Capsize

Posted: 12th Jul 2013

Written by: FoxNews.com

A Maryland man swam for hours to reach help for his family, including two children, after their boat capsized in a storm off Maryland’s Eastern Shore. John Franklin Riggs climbed rocks along the shoreline in the dark and knocked o... Read More

Yachting Iain Murray hung out to dry says Lester

Posted: 12th Jul 2013

Written by: Nick Walker, Newstalk ZB

Cup director Iain Murray is a man under pressure after a successful protest against two of his 37 safety recommendations. A jury has upheld Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa's protests, deeming he had overstepped his jurisdiction. B... Read More

Developers Slowly Return to Caribbean

Posted: 11th Jul 2013

Written by: Kris Hudson – The Wall Street Journal

A few brave developers are venturing back into the Caribbean luxury-hotel and resort market, one of the sectors hit hardest during the global real-estate downturn. But only developers with ample financing in the busiest markets ar... Read More

Consumers Again in the Mood for Super-Sizing

Posted: 10th Jul 2013

Written by: Brad Tuttle – TIME

After years of downsizing and making do, American consumers are going big once again. A sizeable portion of the population seems to have regained a stomach for spending in recent times. Not only has there been a noticeable increas... Read More

Tropical Storm Chantal Likely to Head for Florida

Posted: 9th Jul 2013

Written by: M. Alex Johnson – NBCNews.com

Tropical storm warnings were issued for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean on Monday as Tropical Storm Chantal chugged along a course that could take it near Florida's Atlantic coast by the weekend. Several other major C... Read More

Luna Rossa Pulls Out of Opening Race

Posted: 8th Jul 2013

Written by: Tom FitzGerald – San Francisco Chronicle

With a terse announcement posted on its website Saturday, Luna Rossa Challenge wrecked plans to unveil America's Cup racing Sunday on San Francisco Bay by saying it won't take part in the opening race. The Italian team said it wou... Read More

Simplified Visas for Croatia

Posted: 4th Jul 2013

Written by: Ultra Marine, Digital Journal

There had been fears from some quarters that with Croatia's impending accession to full EU member status, set for 1st July, non-EU citizens could suffer from new lengthy and costly visa application processes. To alleviate these wo... Read More

Industry Leaders React to Spanish Tax Reform

Posted: 3rd Jul 2013

Written by: Don Hoyt Gorman, Superyacht News

As news of Spain's course-change on the much-maligned Matriculation Tax on yachts circulates, key industry leaders and analysts provide SuperyachtNews.com with their exclusive reaction. Miguel Ángel Serra Guasch, Spanish tax attor... Read More

End to matriculation tax in Spain

Posted: 30th Jun 2013

Written by: Duncan Swanson

The Spanish media have reported that the Spanish Consejo de Ministros (Council of Ministers) has formally announced that it will end the imposition of matriculation tax currently payable on the hull value of yachts over 15 metres ... Read More

More glory for MY Loretta Anne

Posted: 25th Jun 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

Dubois Naval Architects win Best Exterior Design and Styling for MY Loretta Anne at ShowBoats Design Awards 2013. What a year for MY Loretta Anne! After winning Motor Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul, D... Read More

Ireland: Now an Attractive Yacht Destination?

Posted: 24th Jun 2013

Written by: Eoin English – Irish Examiner

Ireland's investment in some of its ports could bolster its attractive appeal for superyachts, according to one experienced superyacht captain. San Diego-born Christiana Virgilio, who has been captain of the €52m motor yacht Big E... Read More

GOST® Launches Web Site for Security

Posted: 23rd Jun 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

GOST® Launches Web Site for Commercial Marine Security, Monitoring, Tracking and Surveillance Systems. GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has launched a new web site featuring the company’s marine security, monitoring, tra... Read More

Chinese billionaire buys 007's yacht maker

Posted: 21st Jun 2013

Written by: Alanna Petroff – CNN Money

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is making waves in the United Kingdom. His real-estate and hotel conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is spending over £1 billion ($1.6 billion) on British yacht maker, Sunseeker, and a luxury London ho... Read More

Difficult Times in Charter

Posted: 20th Jun 2013

Written by: Richard Donkin – The Financial Times

Yacht builders and developers have been banking on a healthy charter market rejuvenating an industry that has become swamped by second-hand yachts and dominated by sellers looking for buyers. But chartering too has been forced in ... Read More

Greece May Speed Up Port Sale

Posted: 19th Jun 2013

Written by: Nektaria Stamouli and Alkman Granitsas – WSJ

Greece is considering speeding up the sale of the country's principal port as well as other assets as it scrambles to plug a giant hole in its sputtering privatization program, the head of the country's privatization agency said T... Read More

PlanetSolar Back at Work

Posted: 18th Jun 2013

Written by: Cammy Clark – Miami Herald

A sleek, 102-foot catamaran covered with silver solar panels that make it look like a Star Trek set captured the world’s imagination as it circumnavigated the globe powered only by the sun. The 584-day, 37,000-mile journey ended a... Read More

Sales to Rise Even as China Slows Down

Posted: 17th Jun 2013

Written by: Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes

China’s economy may be losing its momentum but the rich aren’t losing their appetite for big, shiny superstructure toys. The richer they are, the bigger the Ferretti docked in Hong Kong. The rich Chinese are definitely not losing... Read More

A Fresh Look at Marseille

Posted: 14th Jun 2013

Written by: Jeffrey T. Iverson – TIME

Marseille may be the oldest city in France, but it’s often dismissed as Paris's unruly, and rather less cultivated, little brother. Today, amid a flurry of urban renovation projects, Marseille is shedding this image and reemerging... Read More

LanoProtect Eco Friendly Prop Anti-Foul & Under Water Lubricant

Posted: 14th Jun 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

LanoProtect Marine Bio Anti-Foul and Underwater Lubricant is a long lasting, environmentally friendly anti-foul for propellers. It is also a very effective under water lubricant suitable for running gear applications. Specially fo... Read More

America's Cup to Refund Early Race Tickets

Posted: 13th Jun 2013

Written by: Yahoo! News

San Francisco's troubled America's Cup sailing regatta was dealt another setback three weeks before the competition starts when organisers said they would refund tickets to watch some challenger races leading up to the finals for ... Read More

Marinas to Come to Malacca Straits

Posted: 11th Jun 2013

Written by: Jason Gerard John – New Straits Times

The Malacca Government plans to attract some 20 per cent of more than 3,000 yachts passing through the Straits of Malacca each year with the construction of Marinas along the Klebang and Tanjung Kling coastal line. The building of... Read More

New Manager for Cannes Boat Show

Posted: 9th Jun 2013

Written by: IBI News

Sylvie Ernoult will be responsible for the operational management of the 2013 Cannes International Boat Show. Read More

Megayacht Sales on the Rise

Posted: 7th Jun 2013

Written by: Arlene Satchell – Sun Sentinel

Sales of mega yachts are turning the corner in the improving economy, according to some South Florida-based yacht sellers and builders. So far this year, there's been a notable upswing in interest for new custom-built yachts of 80... Read More

RINA and YDSA join forces

Posted: 7th Jun 2013

Written by: YDSA

The Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA), has announced the signing of a Membership Agreement with the internationally renowned Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), enabling reciprocal arrangements for members... Read More

MarNavProgram Rewrites Rules of Ownership and Charter

Posted: 4th Jun 2013

Written by: MarNav

After two years of intensive, strategic research, a unique service aimed at revolutionising Superyacht ownership and charter will be launched in the latter part of 2013. Developed by Superyacht captain and veteran yacht management... Read More

Rise in Yacht Sales in China

Posted: 3rd Jun 2013

Written by: China Daily

The more mature the market is, the more popular smaller yachts will become. This is a rule of thumb in the yachting industry that is now taking shape in the Chinese market. During the China (Shanghai) International Yacht Show in A... Read More

London to Host Clipper Sailing Race

Posted: 31st May 2013

Written by: The Guardian

London is to host the start and finish of the 2013-14 Clipper round the world yacht race. The race will start on 1 September 2013 and cover 40,000 miles, visiting 14 ports on six continents in the world's longest ocean race, befor... Read More

Interlux® Brightside® Polyurethane Topside Finish

Posted: 31st May 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

Interlux® Brightside® Polyurethane is a hard, ready-mixed, one part polyurethane topside finish that has the ease of use of an enamel with the high gloss of a two part polyurethane. Excellent application characteristics yield a 's... Read More

Media Mogul to Buy Boat International?

Posted: 30th May 2013

Written by: Mark Kleinman – Sky News

The media tycoon who owns the weekly political magazine the New Statesman is poised to snap up the bible of the super yacht world in a deal worth tens of millions of pounds. I understand that Mike Danson, who made a near-£200m for... Read More


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