• FarSounder Joins NOAA as a Trusted Node

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    FarSounder, the underwater acoustics specialist, is the most recent company to join the International Hydrographic Organization’s Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry (CSB) initiative by becoming a “trusted node” with NOAA. This project enables mariners to voluntarily contribute seafloor depths measured from their vessels to NOAA’s data repository.
  • Inaugural Crew Awards Ceremony Celebrates the Best Crew in Superyachting

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The much anticipated Crew Awards from ACREW took place at Le Palace in Nice on Saturday 13th October in partnership with Port Vauban. 275 guests, made up mostly of captains and crew, gathered to celebrate exceptional crew in superyachting.
  • IMCI attends ICOMIA World Marinas Conference

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be held in Athens from October 25 to 27 this year, will deliver an impressive programme on the theme of “Cross sea challenges for marinas - Setting the scene for collective development and growth”. The line-up of over 40 prominent speakers hail from countries across the globe and will bring their local expertise to bear on subjects of international significance, linking emerging and traditional markets in the Balkans, Mediterranean and Middle East.
  • Marshall Islands Confirms No Class Certificate Surcharge

    Posted: 16th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates has announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry will not follow competitors by levying surcharges and commissions on vessel documents and certificates issued on its behalf by the Classification Societies. The RMI Registry will continue to provide its clients with a transparent pricing structure for the issuance of key certificates needed by shipowners.
  • Sea Shepherd Launches a New Campaign in the Mediterranean Sea

    Posted: 16th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Sea Shepherd protects the Italian waters thanks to a joint collaboration with the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund to tackle Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Aeolian Archipelago. Their recent patrol led to the removal and seizure of 52 illegal FADS (Fishing Aggregating Devices) along with 100km of polypropylene line from the waters of the Aeolian Islands.
  • 9th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza a Success

    Posted: 11th October 2018 | Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

    The 9th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza was another success with 120 participants enjoying perfect weather at the Grande Bastide Golf Course. Golf pro, Jérémie Felenc, joined us on the fairways for golf in the morning sunshine and networking continued over cold champagne and lunch.
  • METSTRADE Announces New ‘Shipyard’ Hub for SuperYacht Pavilion

    Posted: 11th October 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson

    The organisers of the SuperYacht Pavilion at METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam have announced the addition of a third hall within the RAI convention centre, including a new networking area called the Shipyard. With the same sophisticated style and flow for which the SuperYacht Pavilion is renowned, the addition of private meeting rooms will also allow key decision makers to remain on the show floor.
  • YPY Event: Brain Tendencies for Better Leadership

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    All welcome to the 'Brain Tendencies' YPY event in Monaco tomorrow, Thursday, October 11th! Come and find your own 'dominant brain tendency' to become a better manager. The aim is to show you what behaviours and thought patterns you normally rely on, so that you can unlock underutilised parts of your brain and think in different ways.
  • Sea Shepherd Australia: Operation Reef Defence

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Operation Reef Defence is a Sea Shepherd Australia campaign to halt the construction of the Adani Carmichael coal mine, rail link and coal port in Eastern Australia. A new report from the Climate Council released this week reveals the urgent need for Australia to kick its coal habit to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 7th Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference March 2019

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Now in its 7th year, the Opportunities in Superyachts conference in Malta has become a key networking event in the superyacht calendar. Taking place on Thursday 28th March, 2019, the conference will once on the key issues of concern to leaders in the superyacht industry; finance, regulation, safety, security, insurance, tax, corporate ownership, brokerage, chartering, marinas, build and design.
  • International Schooner Association Founded

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Schooner owners do not come more passionate than Tomas de Vargas Machuca, who owns not one, but two, of these famous vintage craft. A new initiative, nurtured by his enthusiasm and that of his captain Simon Pandolfi, is the formation of the International Schooner Association. The association was founded last week at the 40th edition of the Régates Royales in Cannes, where a great group of classic schooners gathered together displaying the elegance and power of this classic craft.
  • International Maxi Association Set to Expand

    Posted: 2nd October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Following its Annual General Meeting held during this month’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body that oversees maxi yacht racing globally, has announced its prize winners, voted in a new President and published its 2019 race program.
  • Winners of the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Posted: 8th September 2018 | Written by: James Boyd

    The highlight of the maxi yacht calendar, the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concluded in Porto Cervo on Saturday with stand-out performances in most classes. The most remarkable victory was seized by the Wally 77 Lyra in the Wally class, the first ever regatta for her owner-driver ending with a scoreline comprised of five wins and two seconds.
  • Largest Yacht Built in Asia Completes Sea Trials

    Posted: 26th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The largest yacht to be built in Asia, 88.5m Illusion Plus has successfully completed her sea trials and is now in the finishing stages of her construction at Pride Mega Yachts. Due to be delivered in the Autumn, Illusion Plus is one of the most anticipated new builds of 2018.
  • Velsheda Wins Superyacht Cup Palma 2018

    Posted: 24th June 2018 | Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

    Once the spray had settled at the end of the deciding St. Regis Mardavall Race the overall trophy went narrowly but deservedly to the famous J Class yacht Velsheda after an inspiring performance over the three days of Europe’s largest and longest-running superyacht regatta.
  • Centrostiledesign and FA Porsche Collaborate on Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid

    Posted: 21st June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Centrostiledesign is proud to announce its first collaboration with Dynamiq, the Monte Carlo-based shipyard that continues to make waves in the superyacht world with its original and versatile designs. Known for involving world class partners from the start of a project, Dynamiq commissioned Centrostiledesign and design firm FA Porsche to collaborate on their GTT 115 Hybrid, a 35m aluminium yacht with naval architecture by Vripack.
  • Audi Invitational Team Racing Challenge Underway in Porto Cervo

    Posted: 21st June 2018 | Written by: Marialisa Panu

    Competition in the Audi Invitational Team Racing Challenge runs from 21-23 June in Porto Cervo, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). The biennial regatta takes place aboard the YCCS fleet of J/70 boats in a series of short, fast races that emphasize teamwork between the crews.
  • J Class Duo Launch Superyacht Cup Palma in Style

    Posted: 21st June 2018 | Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

    As a curtain raiser to the 22nd Superyacht Cup it does not get much better than the sight of two of the superb J Class yachts strutting their stuff out on the vibrant blue waters of Palma Bay. The opening races of the Mediterranean’s largest and longest running superyacht festival pitched Velsheda and Svea head to head against each other, a vivid reminder perhaps of the class’s distinguished match racing heritage.
  • Countdown to the Palma Superyacht Cup 2018

    Posted: 9th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Yachts from all corners of the globe are headed for the annual Superyacht Cup in Plama which kicks off on 20 June. Bolero, Bliss and Athos have returned from the far reaches of Asia and the Pacific, with many others including Missy, Velsheda and Svea arriving from the Caribbean.
  • Superyacht Slipstream Recognized for Humanitarian Efforts

    Posted: 9th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On Monday 11 June, the crew of 60m MY Slipstream will receive the Yachts du Coeur trophy in recognition of their efforts to organize and transport aid to the Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes. In collaboration with ECO-MER and YachtAid Global, Slipstream collected donations and materials to help with the rebuilding of Caribbean islands, before crossing the Atlantic to deliver the aid to those in greatest need.
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  • FarSounder Joins NOAA as a Trusted Node

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    FarSounder, the underwater acoustics specialist, is the most recent company to join the International Hydrographic Organization’s Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry (CSB) initiative by becoming a “trusted node” with NOAA. This project enables mariners to voluntarily contribute seafloor depths measured from their vessels to NOAA’s data repository.
  • Inaugural Crew Awards Ceremony Celebrates the Best Crew in Superyachting

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The much anticipated Crew Awards from ACREW took place at Le Palace in Nice on Saturday 13th October in partnership with Port Vauban. 275 guests, made up mostly of captains and crew, gathered to celebrate exceptional crew in superyachting.
  • IMCI attends ICOMIA World Marinas Conference

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be held in Athens from October 25 to 27 this year, will deliver an impressive programme on the theme of “Cross sea challenges for marinas - Setting the scene for collective development and growth”. The line-up of over 40 prominent speakers hail from countries across the globe and will bring their local expertise to bear on subjects of international significance, linking emerging and traditional markets in the Balkans, Mediterranean and Middle East.
  • Marshall Islands Confirms No Class Certificate Surcharge

    Posted: 16th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates has announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry will not follow competitors by levying surcharges and commissions on vessel documents and certificates issued on its behalf by the Classification Societies. The RMI Registry will continue to provide its clients with a transparent pricing structure for the issuance of key certificates needed by shipowners.
  • 9th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza a Success

    Posted: 11th October 2018 | Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

    The 9th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza was another success with 120 participants enjoying perfect weather at the Grande Bastide Golf Course. Golf pro, Jérémie Felenc, joined us on the fairways for golf in the morning sunshine and networking continued over cold champagne and lunch.
  • METSTRADE Announces New ‘Shipyard’ Hub for SuperYacht Pavilion

    Posted: 11th October 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson

    The organisers of the SuperYacht Pavilion at METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam have announced the addition of a third hall within the RAI convention centre, including a new networking area called the Shipyard. With the same sophisticated style and flow for which the SuperYacht Pavilion is renowned, the addition of private meeting rooms will also allow key decision makers to remain on the show floor.
  • YPY Event: Brain Tendencies for Better Leadership

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    All welcome to the 'Brain Tendencies' YPY event in Monaco tomorrow, Thursday, October 11th! Come and find your own 'dominant brain tendency' to become a better manager. The aim is to show you what behaviours and thought patterns you normally rely on, so that you can unlock underutilised parts of your brain and think in different ways.
  • 7th Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference March 2019

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Now in its 7th year, the Opportunities in Superyachts conference in Malta has become a key networking event in the superyacht calendar. Taking place on Thursday 28th March, 2019, the conference will once on the key issues of concern to leaders in the superyacht industry; finance, regulation, safety, security, insurance, tax, corporate ownership, brokerage, chartering, marinas, build and design.
  • Extensive Dredging Improves Access to Royal Phuket Marina

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Thailand's multi-award-winning Royal Phuket Marina, working closely with the Marine Department in Phuket, recently completed dredging of its marina basin and access channel, increasing the depth to two metres at the lowest tide and enabling motor boats up to 35 metres round-the-clock access.
  • Monaco Yacht Show 2018: Review

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: Don Hoyt Gorman

    The 2018 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show concluded last week. It was, by our account, the most upbeat show in a decade. With more deals signed and a sense of increased market activity afoot, the docks of Monaco were teeming with positivity. New build deals were announced and innovative designs unveiled. And it was good to see environmental initiatives high on the agenda yet again.
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  • e3 Announces Commercial Availability of Customisable Kymeta KyWay™ Terminals

    Posted: 20th September 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Palma-based e3 Systems, the exclusive superyacht distribution partner for Kymeta™ communications solutions, are pleased to announce the commercial availability of the Kymeta™ mTenna™ PLUS and mTenna™ SELECT, which combine multiple flat-panel Kymeta KyWay™ terminals to provide an installation that is scalable and customisable.
  • Péjout Marine Services To Unveil New 'Green' Fire Extinguisher at Marina High Tech

    Posted: 2nd May 2018 | Written by: Muriel Pénoty

    At a time when everyone is concerned about the environment, Péjout Marine Services goes one step further. For its participation to the Marina High Tech Show (MHT18) which will take place on May 24 and 25 2018 at Villeneuve Loubet in the South of France, the firefighting, security and lifesaving specialist has sought out an ecological product to exhibit.
  • DMS Holland to Develop Stabilisers for Fast-Planing Yachts

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: Monique Caminada-Kolkman

    Following the successful development and subsequent launch to market of the electric roll damping system for yachts up to 30 metres, the MagnusMaster, DMS Holland has now started, in cooperation with Brabant Engineering, the development of a roll damping system for fast-planing yachts up to 30 metres.
  • Torqeedo and WhisperPower collaborate to develop DC Generator

    Posted: 22nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    To extend the range of a yacht or ship equipped with a Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid electric propulsion system, Torqeedo has, in close collaboration with WhisperPower, developed a 25 kW 350V DC variable speed diesel generator. This incredibly compact and silent generator is based on the Genverter principle that WhisperPower has successfully established on the worldwide market. The advanced power electronics of the Genverter ensure that the generator always operates at the most efficient speed so that fuel consumption, noise, vibration and exhaust emissions are minimised.
  • PETER Diving System: Made in Mallorca

    Posted: 5th January 2018 | Written by: Onboardonline

    PETER Diving System is the ultimate luxury water toy, ideal for charter guests who would like to dive but do not hold the required licences. This multi-user device is lightweight, compact and perfect for families who wish to dive together with their young children.
  • Boxfish 360: The Ultimate 360/VR Underwater Camera

    Posted: 20th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    What could be better than your charter guests being able to re-live their underwater experiences in a realistic way? Creating memories is the most important part of any trip and whether private or chartered every yacht owner and crew wants their guests to step off the boat with memories to cherish and share.
  • NAUTIQ: Yacht & Crew Information at Your Fingertips

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    During the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show Oculus Technologies will launch its brand-new product solution NAUTIQ, a smart communication tool for yachts taking service and safety to the next level, while making tasks easier and more time efficient for crew. The NAUTIQ box uses your phone as a portal, so wherever you go on your journey you'll remain connected to the yacht's environment!
  • Oculus Technologies to Launch YachtEye 3.0 at MYS

    Posted: 23rd August 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As we approach the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, Oculus Technologies celebrates seven years of innovation and creation. The company began as a small two-man operation with its first infotainment project on one superyacht and now has installations on over 60 vessels in multiple sectors, a new office and three new products on the way!
  • New Digital e-Pilot for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 29th July 2017 | Written by: David Store Navigational Management

    e-Pilot by David Store Navigational Management is a new website designed specifically for superyacht crew, allowing you to create personalised cruising guides, annotate and make notes online, doing away with the need for bulky books on the bridge.
  • Navionics Cartography for Third Party Mobile Apps

    Posted: 19th July 2017 | Written by: Emma Maule

    Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, has released a software development kit (SDK) which enables iOS app developers to integrate their charts within third party mobile apps.
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  • Maltese Limited Partnerships - What You Need to Know

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: Darryl Sharman

    Maltese Limited Partnerships (Malta LPS), also known as a partnership ‘en commandite’, are providing a practical and secure method of yacht ownership, offering the same limited liability advantages as a limited liability company. However, they also provide transparency and so protection from benefit in kind taxes, which may otherwise be due in many European countries if the traditional limited liability company is used.
  • Sea Shepherd Launches a New Campaign in the Mediterranean Sea

    Posted: 16th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Sea Shepherd protects the Italian waters thanks to a joint collaboration with the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund to tackle Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Aeolian Archipelago. Their recent patrol led to the removal and seizure of 52 illegal FADS (Fishing Aggregating Devices) along with 100km of polypropylene line from the waters of the Aeolian Islands.
  • Sea Shepherd Australia: Operation Reef Defence

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Operation Reef Defence is a Sea Shepherd Australia campaign to halt the construction of the Adani Carmichael coal mine, rail link and coal port in Eastern Australia. A new report from the Climate Council released this week reveals the urgent need for Australia to kick its coal habit to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Looking Ahead to the Caribbean Charter Season 2018

    Posted: 2nd October 2018 | Written by: Tom Mukamal, IGY Marinas CEO

    Think back to the first time you visited the Caribbean. What captivated you the most: the crystal-clear waters, the lush greenery, or the miles of sandy beaches? All of these allures have made yachting and nautical tourism an economic cornerstone of the Caribbean and, just a year after unprecedented hurricanes, the islands and the people have made a strong comeback.
  • Sea Shepherd UK offers the Faroe Islands Incentive to Stop Killing Cetaceans

    Posted: 2nd October 2018 | Written by: Sea Shepherd UK

    During the last 10 years a total of 7,744 small cetaceans of five different species have lost their lives in the Faroe Islands grindadráp hunts. Sea Shepherd UK, a marine conservation charity working to defend ocean wildlife and habitats, is offering a financial incentive to the Faroe Islands of one million euros in total over the next 10 years to bring to an end the grindadráp.
  • Introducing Yacht Profiles

    Posted: 26th September 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The current approach to charter marketing is outdated and fails to resonate with a large number of potential clients. For years the industry has been talking about ‘selling the experience.’ Yacht Profiles™ is the first service that answers the call.
  • Alternative Solution to TAR (Temporary Admission Relief)

    Posted: 27th August 2018 | Written by: Chris Allix

    The Mediterranean summer season is in full swing with clients deciding whether or not and how to sail in Europe. As the superyacht industry is aware, European Customs are getting stricter with regard to the operation of superyachts, with two principal methods of clearing Customs. Chris Allix of Dominion Marine explains.
  • Safety Questions Left Unanswered

    Posted: 27th August 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Nautilus, has expressed concern at a new study highlighting the failure of many major ship registries to produce accident investigation reports on time – or at all. The Union says valuable lessons that could prevent seafarer deaths are being lost because of the negligence of certain flag states.
  • What is Meant by ‘Use and Enjoyment’ of a Yacht?

    Posted: 17th August 2018 | Written by: Chris Allix, Dominion Marine

    Whenever we read about VAT in the superyacht industry we see the phrase ‘use and enjoyment’, but what exactly does that mean? The rules and rates vary between EU member states but they are determined by the state where usage commences. Chris Allix of Dominion Marine explains how these are applied.
  • NOC or SOC, that is the Question

    Posted: 16th August 2018 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    For an ETO, one of the challenges is to ensure VSAT, TV, 4G and IT remain up and running throughout the yachting season. While every VSAT contract comes with access to a Network Operation Centre (NOC), many yachts opt for a superior level of support, but it's difficult to know exactly what you will need. Pablo Galarza, e3 Systems' senior satellite engineer, explains the options.
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