Yachting News

What to expect at METSTRADE Connect 2020

Posted: 10th Nov 2020

Written by: METSTRADE

On 10 December industry professionals will come together online for discussion, industry updates and inspiration at METSTRADE Connect - a new virtual platform to connect the leisure marine industry. Here's what to expect. Read More

New VAT Rules on Yacht Charters in France

Posted: 10th Nov 2020

Written by: Janet Xanthopoulos

The French Tax Authorities surprised the whole yachting industry in France by publishing a new tax bulletin last Friday, with retroactive effect from 1 November, which affects the way VAT on short and long term charters/leases is calculated. Read More

Covipedia: Greece Announces National Lockdown

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

It has been announced that Greece will be entering into a national lockdown from Saturday 7th November. As it stands, it is expected to last until the end of November. The new restrictions have been reported by Evolution Yachting as part of their Covipedia updates. Read More

RSY Improve Facilities for Superyachts Over 100m

Posted: 9th Nov 2020

Written by: Elisa Corti

Rosetti Superyachts (RSY) has obtained planning approval from local authorities for an improvement to its current facility in Ravenna, Italy, which will include a new construction hangar and accompanying offices for building superyachts over 100m in length.
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Yacht Crew- Beware of Bad Financial Advice

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Last year Marine Accounts, a tax accountant and mortgage consultant for seafarers, alerted crew to the rise of bad financial after being contacted by numerous individuals claiming their policies were mis-sold. Here's a follow up article with contact details for any crew in need of advice. Read More

SYTT Launches Superyacht Nautique

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: SYTT

Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) has been selected as the global superyacht dealer for Nautique wake and wave boats. As part of the partnership, SYTT has launched a new department called Superyacht Nautique to expand and develop the offering.  Read More

Yacht Crew Contracts: PYA Survey Report

Posted: 3rd Nov 2020

Written by: PYA

Over the last few years over 135 crew members have approached the PYA seeking advice about their employment contracts while working on private yachts. This led the PYA to conduct a survey which found that at least 15% of yacht crew are not adequately protected. Read More

Update on Restrictions in France and Monaco

Posted: 2nd Nov 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

Following further updates on Covid-19 over the weekend, Evolution Yachting has updated their 'Covidpedia' to reflect the new restrictions that have been announced affecting both France and Monaco.  Read More

Updated Covid-19 Restrictions Across the Med

Posted: 30th Oct 2020

Written by: Evolution Yachting

With the second wave of COVID sweeping through Europe, it’s difficult and confusing for everyone to keep up with the ever-changing national regulations. Evolution Yachting provides the most up-to-date and to keep yourself, your crew and guests safe and informed. Read More

Quaynote to Host Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference

Posted: 30th Oct 2020

Written by: Alison Singhal

Quaynote Communications, have announced their 8th annual conference for Opportunities in Superyachts on 2 December. It will highlight issues of importance to industry leaders globally, while throwing the spotlight on Malta`s pivotal role in the superyacht sector.   Read More

NMMA Announce Cancellation of Miami Boat Show

Posted: 29th Oct 2020

Written by: NMMA

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced plans to make significant changes to its boat and sport show schedule for the first quarter of 2021, including the cancellation of their Miami International Boat Show. Read More

Registration is Open for Balearic Yacht Show

Posted: 28th Oct 2020

Written by: Alice Taylor

Registration is now officially open for the Balearic Yacht Show, which takes place from 18-20 November. The first virtual yacht show in the Mediterranean aims to bring together key players in the national and international marine industry. Read More

HMY Yachts Opens Office at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center

Posted: 27th Oct 2020

Written by: HMY Yachts

HMY Yacht Sales, one of America's largest yacht dealers and brokerage firms, is excited to announce the opening of a brand-new location at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, the ultimate hotel and marina destination in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read More

Winners of Fraser/TCN Short Story Competition Announced

Posted: 26th Oct 2020

Written by: Charlotte Bailey

After receiving many fantastic stories from a huge range of nationalities, The Crew Network and Fraser are pleased to announce the winners of their first ever Short Story Competition: When Life is Your Short Story. Read More

Crew Party in Shipyard Results in Five Arrests

Posted: 25th Oct 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

On Saturday 24 October, the Dutch publication Rijnmond reported on a brawl between yacht crew and police who attempted to break up an illegal party on board a yacht at Oceanco's shipyard in Alblasserdam in the Netherlands, resulting in five arrests. Read More

Antigua Charter Yacht Show Cancelled

Posted: 24th Oct 2020

Written by: ACYM

Perhaps unsurprisingly, but with heavy hearts, the organisers of the annual Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting have announced the cancellation of this year's event due to the resurgence of Covid-19 and the potential risks to the health and safety of all involved. Read More

Boat Builder Awards goes Virtual for 2020

Posted: 23rd Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

IBI and METSTRADE have announced a one-off virtual edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in 2020. Held on 10 December, it will acknowledge the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Read More

IGY Hosts Inaugural Caribbean Yacht Launch

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the Caribbean gears up to welcome the 2020 charter season, IGY is thrilled to announce its inaugural IGY Caribbean Yacht Launch. The three-day event will run from Wednesday December 2nd to Friday December 4th at IGY’s award winning Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas. Read More

Final Call for Entries: DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

Posted: 22nd Oct 2020

Written by: Petra IJmker

The DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award is open to any product new to market or any significant R&D project conducted by an equipment manufacturer worked on between 1 January-28 October 2020, that has been progressed despite the constraints of COVID-19. Read More

MB92 La Ciotat Launches 300t Origins

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Harry Green

MB92 La Ciotat announces the launch of 300t Origins - a dedicated refit facility serviced by the 300t travel lift within the shipyard to maintain and refit yachts up to 300t and between 30 and 50 metres in length. Read More

TEAM Italia Celebrates 20 Years in Yachting

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Ursula Brzoska

TEAM Italia is celebrating 20 years of successful business, with over 500 completed projects for superyachts, making the company a leading provider internationally of electronic solutions for navigation, communications, security and data transmission. Read More

Marshall Islands Registry Enhances Resources

Posted: 21st Oct 2020

Written by: Bill Lines

After a banner year for the Republic of the Marshall Islands fleet in 2019, with its best ever ranking from port State control authorities globally, the Maritime Administrator continues to enhance resources despite the challenges 2020 has brought to the shipping community. Read More

Indonesia Opens Borders to Superyachts

Posted: 20th Oct 2020

Written by: David Robinson

The Indonesian government has opened up the country to all foreign-flagged yachts with the entry point being at Marina Del Ray in Lombok. This is in response to the number of superyachts left stranded as a result of cyclones and restrictions in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More

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


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