Yachting News

No Additional Clearances Required for USVI Sailing

Posted: 16th Dec 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Following initial customs and immigration clearance into the United States Virgin Islands at Yacht Haven Grande St Thomas, no additional clearances will be required to cruise directly between the USVI territories, and neither is an additional Covid-19 test. Read More

Sovren Crew Launches new Website and Recruitment System

Posted: 15th Dec 2020

Written by: Sovren Crew and Nautical Academy

The world is changing, and whilst many try to keep up, Sovren Crew is one such company that is ahead of the game. The company announces the launch of their new, ground-breaking system for yacht crew recruitment with features never before seen in this niche market. Read More

Inmarsat’s Most Powerful Satellite Enters Service

Posted: 10th Dec 2020

Written by: Jules Riegal

Inmarsat announces the commercial service introduction of GX5, the newest, most powerful geostationary satellite to date, providing additional capacity to Europe and the Middle East on the industry-leading Fleet Xpress (FX) Ka-band high-speed satellite broadband service. Read More

Innovative Outboard Wins DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 10th Dec 2020

Written by: Petra IJmke

Andre Hoek, Chair of the DAME Jury, presented the very special one-off prize to the TEMO 450 electric outboard from TEMO during METSTRADE Connect 2020 today. An incredible result for the French company against a very strong field of 47 entries. Read More

PYA Appoints new CEO

Posted: 8th Dec 2020

Written by: Stacey Soutar

PYA's present Chief Executive Officer, Andy Crawford, has announced his retirement at the end of the year. After a successful 3 years where he has helped transform the organisation, the appointment of Christophe Bourillon as their new CEO has been announced.
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MDL Marinas Plans Four Boat Shows for 2021

Posted: 8th Dec 2020

Written by: IBI News

Marina Developments Ltd (MDL Marinas) in the UK has announced four boat shows for next year. The marina operator says there is an appetite for smaller, more focused events and plans to host the first of four events at MDL’s Penton Hook Marina in Surrey in April.

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Shipyard Supply Co. Reports Strong Year and Expands Team

Posted: 7th Dec 2020

Written by: Helen Porter

Superyacht deck equipment specialists Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) has announced it has employed two new team members following a 60% increase in overall sales revenue as they round up a very successful second year of business.

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boot Düsseldorf 2021 Postponed

Posted: 3rd Dec 2020

Written by: boot Düsseldorf

boot Düsseldorf 2021 will now be held from 17-25 April due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe. Messe Düsseldorf has postponed boot after close consultation with its partners and exhibitors who endorse this decision and have opted in favour of the new dates. Read More

MB92 Barcelona Becomes a Bonded Custom Area

Posted: 3rd Dec 2020

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 Barcelona, the leading superyacht refit and repair shipyard, today announce that the customs authorities have given approval for their facilities to be an officially recognised bonded store (DAP).
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Stockholm 2021 Boat Show Cancelled

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: Lars-Åke Redéen

The Stockholm International Boat Show (Allt för sjön), planned for March 5-14, 2021, has been cancelled. Instead, an app will be available for an online experience with all important boat information and news gathered in one place, free for users to download. Read More

2021 MYBA Charter Show

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: MYBA

After a challenging year for all, MYBA remain optimistic for the future ahead and announce their Charter Show, planned for April 2021 at Marina Port Vell in Barcelona. They add that they hope to be in a position to host a productive event in a healthy, safe environment. Read More

Pelorus Co-Founder Takes on Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Posted: 2nd Dec 2020

Written by: Pelorus

Pelorus are excited to announce that co-Founder Jimmy Carroll will take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile ocean rowing race taking place this December. His team, Latitude 35, will tackle 30ft waves in the first major fundraiser project for the newly established Pelorus Foundation. Read More

YachtCloud Redefines Technology for Luxury

Posted: 1st Dec 2020

Written by: YachtCloud

As part of an intensive 2020 rebranding process, Dutch technology company YachtCloud has announced an all-new YachtCloud with the launch of a new website, logo and brand slogan: Technology for Luxury. Read More

Inmarsat Launches 2020 Superyacht Connectivity Report

Posted: 30th Nov 2020

Written by: Mark Warner

The new Inmarsat Superyacht Connectivity Report, focusing on use of on-board satellite communications, confirms increasing reliance on VSAT connectivity and spend by superyacht professionals is expected over the next five years. Read More

Balearic Yacht Show - First Virtual Boat Show a Roaring Success

Posted: 27th Nov 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

Balearic Yacht Show, the first virtual boat show in the Balearics which took place on 18-20th November, was a great success in connecting yachting industry professionals together - with a reach of over 1 million people worldwide over the course of the three-day event. Read More

‘The Island' by Nauta Design: Now Patent Protected

Posted: 26th Nov 2020

Written by: Ursula Brzoska

Nauta Design's innovative design concept for 'The Island', which features an expandable aft deck and beach club concept, has now received full patent protection. This comes as in today’s connected and innovation-driven economy, protecting intellectual property is increasingly relevant. Read More

2021 Gothenburg Boat Show Cancelled

Posted: 25th Nov 2020

Written by: Lars-Åke Redéen

The organisers of the Gothenburg International Boat Show, typically the first of the Nordic boat shows, have cancelled next year’s event. After 61 consecutive years, the show that would have been held in early February will not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

New 24-hour Helpline Launched for Professional Yacht Crew

Posted: 24th Nov 2020

Written by: Caitlin Vaughan

From today, professional yacht crew anywhere in the world will be able to access 24-hour support via Yacht Crew Help, a new helpline launched by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). Read More

Evolution Yachting Opens Porto Mirabello Office

Posted: 24th Nov 2020

Written by: Anella Alcott

Evolution Yachting have announced the opening of a new office in Porto Mirabello in Italy. The decision reinforces the company’s commitment to expand their Italian operation and footprint across Italian yachting destinations - an important step in the execution of their growth strategy. Read More

Super Yacht Group Welcomes new Executive Team

Posted: 20th Nov 2020

Written by: Joanne Drake

Super Yacht Group has assembled a new team to guide it through turbulent waters as it comes of age in 2021. Longtime member of The Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef Kathleen Ferguson was voted in as chairwoman at the annual general meeting, taking over from life member Carrie Carter. Read More

Balearic Yacht Show - Launch day kicks off

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Balearic Yacht Show

On the first day of Balearic Yacht Show, highlights include a speech from Martin Redmayne, president of Superyacht Group and Antoni Riera, director of the Impulsa Baleares Foundation - where they both shared their optimism for the future of the yachting industry. Read More

AA Custom: 15 Years of Wooden Yacht Restorations

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Paolo Maccione

The AA Custom shipyard in Monfalcone is about to celebrate 15 years of activity. Founded in 2006 by Odilo Simonit and Paolo Skabar, the yard has been building and restoring wooden vessels ever since. Including racing yachts, powerboats, traditional vessels and cruising yachts. Read More

Covipedia: The Latest Updates in Europe

Posted: 19th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With the restrictions across Europe changing literally on a day to day basis, it's important to stay in the know. Evolution Yachting has been providing much needed regular updates allow you to remain informed and up to date with what is going on. Here's the latest across Europe. Read More

ISWAN Launches Online Maritime Mental Health Awareness Training

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: Caitlin Vaughan

ISWAN's Mental Health Awareness Training for the maritime industry has been adapted in order to deliver it online for yachting professionals. The course, available from December, provides an understanding of mental health, including recognising signs of problems onboard. Read More

Drydocks World to Create Maritime Hub in Montenegro

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: Danilo Kalezic

Drydocks World Dubai, a leading provider of yacht maintenance and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, joins Consortium - to transform the Bijela Shipyard in Montenegro into a world-class superyacht service, maintenance, repair and refit facility. Read More

Crew Awards 2020 Goes Live this November

Posted: 18th Nov 2020

Written by: ACREW

Despite the many awards being postponed until next year, ACREW pushes on with The Crew Awards 2020. Taking place on November 28 - they will be streamed via their Facebook and Youtube to watch from the comfort of your own home or vessel. Read More

Reintroducing Moravia Yachting

Posted: 17th Nov 2020

Written by: Moravia Yachting

Hill Robinson has announced the relaunch of heritage brand Moravia Yachting. Acquired in 2017, the new-look will expand Hill Robinson’s highly specialised mix of services to help their clients make investment choices on all aspects of yacht acquisition, construction, sale and charter. Read More

The Balearic Yacht Show is Now Live!

Posted: 17th Nov 2020

Written by: Balearic Yacht Show

From today, the Balearic Yacht Show will launch with over 80 stands and 40 seminars .The first virtual boat show in the Balearic Islands will bring together thousands of professionals from the industry, organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca and the Balearic Marine Cluster. Read More

Covipedia: Latest Restrictions in Italy

Posted: 16th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

It has been announced by the Italian government that a number of regions have now entered red and orange zones and face a number of new restrictions. The affected areas include Campania & Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia & Marche. Read More

Clean Sweep for Feadship at World Superyacht Awards

Posted: 16th Nov 2020

Written by: Feadship

Feadship enjoyed an excellent evening at this year’s World Superyacht Awards, making a clean sweep of all the Neptune trophies for which it was nominated. The virtual event saw Pi taking home the ultimate accolade by winning the Motoryacht of the Year award. Read More


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