Yachting News

Tahiti: COVID-19 Updates

Posted: 4th May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The situation on the Islands of Tahiti is getting better day by day, with the population lucky to have only 58 cases with no casualties up to now. The government has recently decided to give more freedom to its locals, but access to the territory for non-residents is still suspended. Read More

RedFX Snap: EUR Falls and USD Climbs

Posted: 4th May 2020

Written by: Kevin Tullett

Whilst global data is weak, Eurozone PMI data last week showed immense weakness across the board, and as such, the euro found itself under pressure. Data from Germany and France reinforced a negative sentiment, with record contractions in manufacturing from both nations. Read More

Yacht Shows: Planning the Unknown

Posted: 1st May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation or postponements of a raft of superyacht events, and with the future still unclear, it’s an anxious time for a growing number of companies within the industry. Read More

Introducing the Maritime Food Authority for Superyachts

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Sam Watson

The MFA is the certification body for the new ‘Manager in Charge for Luxury Yacht Program’, dedicated to food safety management, yacht sanitation, outbreak planning and auditing, approving training centres to deliver the qualifications and provide annual audits. Read More

Luxury Hospitality Announced as First Training Centre for the Maritime Food Authority

Posted: 30th Apr 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Luxury Hospitality (LH) has been chosen as the first approved training centre to deliver the internationally recognised ‘Manager in Charge for Luxury Yacht Program’, launched this month by the Maritime Food Authority (MFA) in collaboration with Highfield Qualifications. Read More

Italian and French Yachting Companies Offer COVID-19 Support

Posted: 29th Apr 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

OnboardOnline reports about individuals working in the yachting sector in Italy and France who are helping to combat the effects of COVID-19 by offering help to those who need it most. Read More

Registration Open for USSA’s New Education Series

Posted: 28th Apr 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

In a bid to help guide companies through COVID-19, the USSA has launched a new education series covering everything from coping with stress and improving your mental morale to the top business strategies to help you come out on top. Read More

Niels Klarenbeek Appointed New Director of METSTRADE

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

With more than 15 years of professional experience in various international trade fairs in RAI Amsterdam, Niels Klarenbeek will succeed Irene Dros as the new director of METSTRADE. His new position will be of effect as of 14 April 2020. Read More

New Edition of ‘Iconic’ Wine Book for the Yachting Industry

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Nerea Sanz Bericat

The Onshore Cellars team is excited to announce the launch of the new edition of their wine book, ‘ICONIC under 100’, showcasing a selection of 100 wines to stock onboard a superyacht. Read More

Superyacht Industry CEO Tips on Navigating the Coronavirus Crisis

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

In his six webinar since the coronavirus pandemic began, yachting expert Hein Velema was joined by a panel of four CEOs to discuss their current experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More

New Builds and Assessing the Coronavirus Impact

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

According to data collected from Superyacht Times on the construction book for 30m+ superyachts for the beginning of 2020, 510 yachts are due to be built this year – the highest number since 2011. However how is the coronavirus crisis expected to affect these numbers? Read More

As the Euro Stumbles, What is Ahead?

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Kevin Tullett

As currency data releases start to capture March and April, we will be hit with negative data – the question is how negative. And as currencies react to the relative negativity, can we expect volatility to remain persistently high? Read More

BIO-UV Group’s BWTS Technology Adapted to Kill Coronavirus on Surfaces

Posted: 23rd Apr 2020

Written by: Patrik Wheater

The ultra-violet light technology used to kill the invasive species found in ships’ ballast water tanks can be used to protect seafarers, health workers and first-responders from picking up the coronavirus from surfaces, says CEO Benoit Gilmann. Read More

MYBA Announces New Board

Posted: 23rd Apr 2020

Written by: Gaye Joyeau-Bourgeois

On 21 April 2020, the voting process for the election of the MYBA Board was successfully completed with one of the best levels of participation in recent years. MYBA has now announced the new composition which is already in effect and ready to take on new challenges. Read More

St Kitts and Nevis Offers a Helping Hand During Pandemic

Posted: 23rd Apr 2020

Written by: Sean Moloney

The St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) is taking a pragmatic approach to helping shipowners during the coronavirus pandemic with requests for assistance with operational activities being considered due to worldwide restrictions. Read More

Updated Information on Gulf of Thailand

Posted: 23rd Apr 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

Supported by optimal winds, beautiful islands, crystal clear waters and sunny weather, Thailand currently stands as one of Asia’s largest marinas, offering full facilities for yachts. Read More

Phuket in the Time of Covid-19

Posted: 23rd Apr 2020

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The Phuket Governor has extended all lockdown orders to April 30, with the previous orders set to expire on April 26. The orders made special note that the health regulations in force to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 also apply to all boats. Read More

Laundry and Covid-19

Posted: 23rd Apr 2020

Written by: Jill Devine

As much as the COVID-19 virus ‘reportedly’ has a limited lifespan on textiles, it is imperative that our clients have confidence that their bed linen and towels, robes, cushions and throws etc are virus free, especially after quick turn overs and changes of guests on board. Read More

French Olympic Week 2020 Goes Virtual

Posted: 17th Apr 2020

Written by: Soazig Guého

The organisers of the Hyères Olympic Week have taken the tough decision to cancel the event, scheduled from 18 to 25 April. From 20 to 26 April, everyone is invited to take part in the Virtual SOF, for the first time open to everyone. Read More

MB92 Resumes Activity Under Strict Protection Measures

Posted: 17th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

MB92 Group announced today that they have resumed activity at their facilities in Barcelona and La Ciotat. Operations will be escalated gradually and involve extremely strict procedures to protect all people entering and operating in the shipyard. Read More

Confidence meets Nervousness about the Future

Posted: 16th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

This week saw some easing of restrictions in Europe as well as mixed numbers from the USA, and optimism from China and Australia. Despite this, it is very easy for everyone to identify some enormous cracks in the world we once knew. Read More

FarSounder Enters Brazilian Market

Posted: 16th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

FarSounder is pleased to announce Ulstein Belga Marine headquartered in Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as its newest dealer and its first in Brazil. Ulstein Belga Marine is a leader in the Navigation Equipment industry. Read More

COVID-19 and Crew: The Impact

Posted: 15th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

The coronavirus crisis is affecting people from all walks of life, but what happens if your office is a superyacht? Jenny Matthews brings together a panel of experts to share some insights and develop a snapshot of what is currently happening in the industry. Read More

Solidwave Launches World’s First 3D Virtual Boat Show App

Posted: 15th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Solidwave, a specialist boat and yacht digital design agency, has launched the world’s first 3D CGI yacht visualisation app which is able to configure design options from millions of combinations and render in real-time. Read More

Crew Work to Keep the M/V Sam Simon in Top Shape

Posted: 14th Apr 2020

Written by: Alistair Allan

Purchased from the Japanese government, the Sam Simon was secretly outfitted in Australia before being used to confront the illegal whaling fleet in Antarctica on Operation Zero Tolerance in 2012. It is a ship that is very close to its captain Alistair Allan’s heart.

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Superyacht Marketing During the Time of Coronavirus

Posted: 14th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

With the majority of the world’s population currently confined to their homes, there is an urgency among marketing ringleaders to reach audiences by making the most of digital tools and the industry is at the forefront of new solutions to help the yachting industry survive. Read More

Water Revolution Foundation Granted PBO Status

Posted: 14th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Having just celebrated its first anniversary, Water Revolution Foundation reached another milestone when it was granted the status of a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). Read More

SuperYacht Radio Launches Yachting’s Got Talent

Posted: 9th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

While a global lockdown has seen many of us more connected, albeit digitally, with our friends and family around the world than ever before, SuperYacht Radio is bringing a little light relief to these uncertain times with the launch of Yachting’s Got Talent. Read More

RedFX Data Reveals Extent of the Downturn

Posted: 8th Apr 2020

Written by: Kevin Tullett

The Eurogroup meeting has failed to reach agreement on a co-ordinated policy response to Covid-19. They will meet again tomorrow, 9th April, for further discussions. The euro weakened on the news, and EUR/USD fell back after yesterday’s rally, trading around 1.0850. Read More

Online Courses for Crew During Lockdown

Posted: 8th Apr 2020

Written by: PYA

The current lockdown measures in multiple yachting locations have meant that many crew now find themselves in a position where their careers are on hold. However, this doesn’t necessarily need to be the case. Read More

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