Yachting News

Dubai International Boat Show 2020 Cancelled

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: DIBS

Following close consultation with Dubai Harbour and stakeholders of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), Dubai World Trade Centre has taken the decision to cancel this year's event. DIBS has now been re-scheduled for 9-13 March 2021. Read More

Sunseeker Celebrates Success of Apprentice and Graduate Programme

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: Sunseeker

Sunseeker International celebrates the graduation of yet more apprentices and graduates, with 21 individuals successfully completing the company’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme or its brand-new graduate scheme. Read More

IMA Announces Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21

Posted: 19th Oct 2020

Written by: James Boyd

The IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21 got underway this weekend in Valletta with the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Continuing into 2021, the challenge will again include the Mediterranean classic: Regata dei Tre Golfi.
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Edmiston and UKSA Launch the Edmiston Foundation & Inclusivity Programme

Posted: 16th Oct 2020

Written by: Edmiston

Edmiston and the UKSA announce their partnership to launch the Edmiston Foundation. It has been established to address diversity within the superyacht industry, to provide young people within underrepresented groups the opportunity to forge a career within the maritime industry. Read More

Hong Kong Yacht Show 2020 Postponed to 2021

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Verventia

It has been announced that the inaugural Hong Kong Yacht Show, scheduled to run from 19 – 22 November 2020, has been postponed. CEO of show co-organiser Verventia, Andy Treadwell confirms the cancellation in his statement, stating the show will now take place in October 2021. Read More

Major Marine Companies Join the Balearic Yacht Show

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

With just over a month to go, the Balearic Yacht Show is taking shape, with over 35 companies confirming their attendance at the first virtual boat show in the Balearic Islands. Companies ranging from marinas, refit, shipyards, services and charters will be taking part. Read More

Island Gardens Deep Harbour Joins the IGY Marina Network

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY Marinas has announced the expansion of its global superyacht marina portfolio with the addition of Island Gardens Deep Harbour, located in Miami, Florida. This addition further positions IGY as the world’s only international superyacht marina network, with a total of 19 marinas. Read More

Yachtsmen International Expands Business on the Gold Coast

Posted: 15th Oct 2020

Written by: Charmaine Webb

Yachtsmen International has expanded from two experienced boat brokers to a multi-disciplinary team of 12. The unique, full-service superyacht agency caters to owners, captains and crew and those wanting to charter in Australia and internationally. Read More

Heesen's YachtTalk - Episode Two

Posted: 14th Oct 2020

Written by: Sara Gioanola

From naval architecture, to conceiving one-off collectors’ items, Holland is known for its conceptual thinking, detailed approach and experimental, artistic expression. But what is the secret to its success? The second episode of Heesen’s YachtTalk takes a look behind the scenes. Read More

Y.CO Extends Charter with Confidence Scheme into 2021

Posted: 13th Oct 2020

Written by: Y.CO

Y.CO announces they are extending their Charter with Confidence scheme to include summer 2021 charters. This flexible booking policy allows clients to pay a reduced deposit and also to have the freedom to cancel and receive their deposit back in full. Read More

Winners at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: James Boyd

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the event that traditionally concludes the inshore maxi sailing season in the Med was successfully completed last week, despite the wind turning light and complicated for the last two days. Read More

Venice Hospitality Challenge 2020

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: Sandro Bagno

This year's Venice Hospitality Challenge, the seventh edition of the Grand Prix, will be held on Saturday 17 October. Fifteen maxi yachts will be taking part, competing for a prestigious victory and the famous doge's hat, made this year by the historic Murano glass factory, Signoretto. Read More

Ocean Safety Invites METS 2020 Visitors to Webinar Event

Posted: 12th Oct 2020

Written by: Amy Grealish

Ocean Safety invites current and potential customers and distributors from around the world to their live seminar, ‘New Products 2021 and Brexit planning’ on 17 November. This virtual get-together connects them with potential visitors in light of this years cancellation of METSTRADE in Amsterdam. Read More

Numarine Launches 32XP Expedition Yacht

Posted: 8th Oct 2020

Written by: Alexander Razinkov

Numarine has launched the new 32XP expedition yacht. This is the fourth hull of the Series and the very first one with the exclusive Hot Lab interior design package. More tests are coming for the 32-meter yacht as the shipyard plans to deliver her to the US owner later this month. Read More

Sanlorenzo and Steve Leung Expand Exclusive Partnership in Asia

Posted: 8th Oct 2020

Written by: Ewa Stachurska

Sanlorenzo Asia has announced an expanding partnership between Sanlorenzo and acclaimed architect Steve Leung. Having previously collaborated on a project back in 2016, the teams are working together again with a special focus on Sanlorenzo’s crossover model – the award-winning SX88. Read More

Charter Specialist Claudia Acevedo Joins Northrop & Johnson

Posted: 6th Oct 2020

Written by: Janine St. Denis

Northrop & Johnson welcomes Charter Specialist Claudia Acevedo to its international team. Claudia will be based in the Fort Lauderdale office. She comes to N&J with more than a decade of experience in the yachting industry. Read More

Reigning Champion TP52 Azzurra Leaves the 52 Super Series

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

After 10 successful seasons, the Roemmers family has decided to leave the TP52 Azzurra sporting programme. They leave behind an important legacy, with Azzurra currently being the reigning champion of the 52 Super Series.  Read More

Maldives Attracting Yachts During Covid-19

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

After opening up to foreign-flagged vessels, the Maldives is also one of the few superyacht cruising destinations lifting Covid-19 restrictions, attracting a growing number of superyachts to the region. Read More

New Video Walk-through for Superyacht Mazu 82

Posted: 5th Oct 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Step onboard the new 40-knots Mazu 82 superyacht with their new video walk-through. The bespoke interior design was by Turkish designer Tanju Özelgin, who together with Mazu, aimed to create an onboard ambience more in tune with land-based architecture.
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Yacht Haven Grande Wins Superyacht Marina of the Year for a Third Time!

Posted: 3rd Oct 2020

Written by: Kay Mellinger

IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas has been awarded the Towergate 2020 International Superyacht Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbour Association - the only marina in the world to have received this prestigious award three times in 2016, 2019 and 2020. Read More

YPI Launches Dedicated Client Experience Department

Posted: 2nd Oct 2020

Written by: Francesca Eaton

Yachting Partners International has launched its exclusive Client Experience department dedicated to assisting yacht captains, crew, owners and charter guests. The department is a core pillar in YPI’s strategic future, alongside yacht sales, charter and management. Read More

Greek Yachting Association's Virtual Yacht Show Goes Live

Posted: 1st Oct 2020

Written by: Kostas Panagakis

Making its debut this year, the digital version of the Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) powered by the Greek Yachting Association, is the first virtual charter yacht show. A Greek initiative - the show is now online and highlights yachting as one of the country's strongest assets. Read More

Entries Open for DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 1st Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

Entries are now open for the DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award which will be held at the virtual METSTRADE Connect event on 10 December 2020. The award celebrates the efforts of global equipment manufacturers that have kept design at the forefront of their development. Read More

Gulf Craft Appoints Media Ship Ahead of Genoa Boat Show

Posted: 1st Oct 2020

Written by: Mahmoud Itani

Luxury yacht manufacturer, Gulf Craft, has appointed Media Ship as their new exclusive dealer in Italy ahead of Genoa Boat Show which takes place this October. Teams from both brands will showcase the Majesty 100 MY Isla at the show.
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Gym Marine Launches #GreenWingsChallenge

Posted: 30th Sep 2020

Written by: Hannah McCrory

Specialists in wellness interiors for the superyacht industry, Gym Marine Yachts & Interiors, announces the launch of their #GreenWingsChallenge, in partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset. The challenge aims to reduce the carbon footprint produced by air travel within the industry. Read More

New Dates for Singapore Yacht Show 2021

Posted: 30th Sep 2020

Written by: Syazwani Russell

Having postponed this year's event, Verventia, owner and organiser of the Singapore Yacht Show has announced that the 10th edition will now take place from 22-25 April 2021 at ONE 15  Marina Sentosa Cove.  Read More

Save the Date: METSTRADE Connect

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: METSTRADE

Since METSTRADE in Amsterdam was cancelled this year, the show organisers are proud to announce ‘METSTRADE Connect’, a virtual event for industry professionals on 10 December 2020 focusing on innovation and sustainability within the marine industry. Read More

Cogs4Cancer Returns for Five Day Ride this October

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: Hannah McCrory

The annual sponsored bike ride organised by superyacht charity Cogs4Cancer will take place from 7-11 October, covering a total of 520km with all proceeds going directly to Cancer Research UK and local cancer charities. Read More

Yotspot Launches Virtual Interviews for Candidates

Posted: 29th Sep 2020

Written by: Steve Crawford

Yotspot announces the launch of pre-recorded interviews for candidates. A new layer of tech which has been added to their online yachting application process, a personal but remote method of pairing up the right candidate with the right yachting opportunity. Read More

World's First Electric Powerboat Championship Announced

Posted: 28th Sep 2020

Written by: Emily Caroe

The world’s first electric powerboat championship was launched at the Monaco Yacht Club, with plans for a global series on seas and lakes that will drive forward the electric revolution in the marine environment. Read More

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