• Richard Earp Award 2019 Open for Entries

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: Sam Watson

    Yachting industry associations MYBA and LYBRA invite those working in the superyacht industry to submit their nominations for this year's Richard Earp Award. The award will be conferred on a broker who displays those attributes strongly associated with Richard's personality and work ethic: transparency, charisma and fair and ethical behaviour.
  • ECPY April Yachting Rendezvous

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: ECPY

    All members of the yachting industry are welcome to attend ECPY's upcoming Riviera Yachting Rendezvous on 18 and 19 April in the Port de Nice.
  • Palm Beach International Boat Show Delivers Strong Sales

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: Daniel Grant

    The scenic West Palm Beach waterfront was bustling with shoppers who came to see more than 1,000 spectacular boats on display at the 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show from March 28 to 31. The iconic show, which featured more than $1.4 billion in boats and accessories, saw an increase in attendance of more than 6.7% from the previous year.
  • A Bumper Delivery from Benetti's Viareggio Yard

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As an exciting chapter closes at Benetti's Livorno shipyard, things are hotting up at the Viareggio yard where the 'Classic Season' is underway. Benetti is celebrating the launch of three beautiful classic yachts in the last ten days, a Delfino 95, a Classic Supreme 132 and a Mediterraneo 116.
  • Early-Bird Registration for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Registration for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2019 opens on the 15th May 2019. The 58th annual show has been extended to 6 days due to high demand from brokers and management companies. It will take place from 4 to 9 December 2019.
  • ANZAC Day Ceremonies in Antibes 2019

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: Linda Blochet

    The 25th of April is ANZAC day when Australians and New Zealanders commemorate the sacrifices servicemen and women have made in the name of freedom. In Antibes, with the support of Mayor Jean Leonetti, 2019 will be the 7th consecutive year that the Association ANZAC Antibes has organised bilingual, international and official ANZAC Day ceremonies welcoming all nationalities.
  • Informa's Top US Boat Shows Open for Naming Rights

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Brands in search of the ideal platform to make a splash in the world of boating, yachting and the luxury lifestyle are invited to engage in sponsorship of the world’s most important annual boat shows: the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Miami Yacht Show and Palm Beach International Boat Show.
  • West Papua in Indonesia Becomes World’s First Conservation Province

    Posted: 8th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    “Today, history was made” said Cristina Mittermeier, Co-Founder of SeaLegacy, as West Papua in Indonesia becomes the world’s first Conservation Province.The new environmental law will ensure sustainable industries and establish protected areas, and will guarantee that West Papua’s Indigenous Peoples have access to their own resources.
  • Kymeta Flat Panel Antennas in Action - Part 1

    Posted: 8th April 2019 | Written by: Oliver O'Neal

    Since Kymeta flat panel antennas started making headlines a couple of years ago, despite critics in some quarters of the yachting industry, they have maintained a high profile and continued to inspire products and services designed to complement their use. We speak to an early adopter, Captain Vareek Breaden of the 49m MY Three Forks, to see how the technology performs in the real world.
  • Update on French Customs for US Built Yachts Engaged in Charter

    Posted: 8th April 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    Following a meeting between ECPY and the French Customs on Friday, below is a summary of the new regulations applicable to US built yachts engaged in charter or transport operations.
  • Régates Royales de Cannes Confirmed for September 2019

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 41st edition of the Régates Royales de Cannes is scheduled for next September, from 21 through 28. The city of Cannes and the Yacht Club de Cannes (the event organizer) will once again welcome the world’s best classic yachts to the stunning bay of the Côte d’Azur.
  • NZ Millennium Cup 2019 Promises Nailbiting Racing

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Newly-certified Clean Regatta, the NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta to welcome in 2019 and this year’s well-matched fleet promises closer racing than ever before.
  • First All-Female Pro Crew for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Posted: 27th November 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    Two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor Stacey Jackson from Australia is to lead the first professional all-female crew to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the 75th edition of the classic offshore race this December.
  • Expert Dive Guides Join APS Indonesia

    Posted: 27th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    An expert in the field of Marine Biology and a local who knows the Indonesian waters and customs like the back of his hand are the two highly qualified guides that Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is delighted to welcome on board. These new Dive and On Board Vessel Support Guides will help the APS team deliver first-class service to their superyacht clients in Indonesia.
  • Civitavecchia and Trieste: Ports of Call for World's Largest Superyachts

    Posted: 20th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    If anyone was in doubt that Italy is a superyacht destination, they won't be now. The world's largest superyachts, Azzam and Dilbar, have recently come to moor in Civitavecchia and Trieste.
  • Benetti Delivers 69m Motor Yacht Spectre

    Posted: 20th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Italian shipyard, Benetti, is celebrating the delivery of 69m motor yacht 'Spectre' in Livorno, a fully customized superyacht built for American owners John and Jeanette Staluppi. Taking 750,000 working hours to build, the end result is a combination of extreme comfort and extraordinary performance for a yacht of her size.
  • Cruising Indonesia - Orangutans in the Wild

    Posted: 12th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is delighted to welcome back MY Latitude in November. “After an amazingly successful Komodo and region expedition in August, the owner, who is a keen wildlife and underwater photographer, wants more!” said Captain Jimmy Blee of APS Indonesia.
  • Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup 2019 Events Announced

    Posted: 6th November 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The 18th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup promises fierce racing and exclusive relaxed social events in its invitation to superyacht owners, captains & crew to attend the January 18-20, 2019 event, returning for the third year to the beautiful SALA Resort & Spa Phuket on pristine Mai Khao Bay.
  • British Sailing Team Hopes for Kiteboarding Medals at 2024 Olympics

    Posted: 29th October 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    In what appears to be an impressive degree of pre-planning, the British Sailing Team has set its sights firmly on winning kiteboarding medals at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Despite being six years away, the British selectors recently put a call out for aspiring female riders who believe they have what it takes to win gold – whether they have kite boarded before or not.
  • 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.
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  • Early-Bird Registration for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Registration for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2019 opens on the 15th May 2019. The 58th annual show has been extended to 6 days due to high demand from brokers and management companies. It will take place from 4 to 9 December 2019.
  • Informa's Top US Boat Shows Open for Naming Rights

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Brands in search of the ideal platform to make a splash in the world of boating, yachting and the luxury lifestyle are invited to engage in sponsorship of the world’s most important annual boat shows: the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Miami Yacht Show and Palm Beach International Boat Show.
  • Update on French Customs for US Built Yachts Engaged in Charter

    Posted: 8th April 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    Following a meeting between ECPY and the French Customs on Friday, below is a summary of the new regulations applicable to US built yachts engaged in charter or transport operations.
  • London Yacht Show Postponed Until 2020

    Posted: 7th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The organizers of the London Yacht Show have announced the postponement of this year's event until 2020, allowing time to deliver a high quality on-water show with the scope to attract broad participation across the yachting and luxury sectors.
  • The Monaco Yacht Show Modifies Opening Times

    Posted: 4th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The organizers of the Monaco Yacht Show have announced new opening times that correspond better with the schedules of private clients. It is hoped that this will ease the intensity of the four day event and improve the experience for visitors and exhibitors alike. MYS will open to the public from 11am to 7.30pm (closing at 7pm on the Saturday), while exhibitors and the media will have access earlier in the morning to facilitate meetings and press conferences before the show opens to visitors.
  • Coral Sea Foundation CEO Guest Speaker at Singapore Yacht Show

    Posted: 2nd April 2019 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is excited to announce that their premier guide and consultant scientist, Dr Andy Lewis, is a guest speaker at the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show. As CEO of the Coral Sea Foundation he will be discussing the current status of the reefs of the Coral Triangle, superyacht cruising opportunities in the region and his Foundation's sustainable reef management programs.
  • Brookes Bell at the Helm in Asia

    Posted: 2nd April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Brookes Bell, global superyacht specialists, say the future is bright for superyachting in Asia. Singapore has led the charge by investing in the infrastructure necessary for attracting superyachts to the region whilst Hong Kong has been instrumental in promoting yacht charter. All eyes now turn to China.
  • Update on Additional Custom Tax on US Built Yachts

    Posted: 27th March 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    Since ECPY's announcement last week concerning the additional 25% Custom Tax on US built yachts, the situation has significantly evolved. On 26 March 2019, the customs services provided details that fundamentally change the situation for yachts in commercial use - subject to the use of a charter or transport contract - but these changes do not apply to yachts in private use.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys wins British Marine's Business of the Year Award

    Posted: 27th March 2019 | Written by: Helen Porter

    Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) was awarded the British Marine Business of the Year Award during a celebratory dinner in Southampton on 26th March, fulfilling the criteria of a business ‘showing excellence in 2018’. This is the third major award in its seven year history, having won British Marine’s Best Employer Award in 2018 and a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2017.
  • Shipyard Supply Co. Announces Strong Performance in its First Six Months of Trading

    Posted: 26th March 2019 | Written by: Helen Porter

    Shipyard Supply Co. announces rapid growth in its first six months of trading. The superyacht deck hardware company is expanding its custom product portfolio and has invested in a new team member.
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  • 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.
  • Radical Innovation of Sweden - Radinn's Wakejet

    Posted: 15th April 2017 | Written by: Karin Berner

    The Wakejet offers a new way to experience water sports, without the need of wind, waves or a boat. Wakejet means power without sound and speed without emissions and no need for oil change or maintenance.
  • The Hottest Yacht Toys on the Water this Summer

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    The Med season is just around the corner and, if you're busy reviewing your inventory of water toys, here are some hints from Josh Richardson at Superyacht Tenders and Toys on some of the hot favourites for this summer.
  • America's Cup Inspires Crewsaver’s ErgoFit 50N EX Lifejacket

    Posted: 13th March 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    With the America’s Cup fast approaching, high performance sailing is on everybody’s mind. In a new era of high tech sailing comes demand for personal safety equipment which led Crewsaver to develop their ErgoFit 50N EX, a revolution in buoyancy aid design.
  • Kymeta Poised to Disrupt the Satellite Communications Industry

    Posted: 9th March 2017 | Written by: Lindsay Sloan

    Kymeta, known for its revolutionary flat, electronically steered satellite antenna and is set to disrupt the satellite industry with two important announcements this week: The commercial availability of the Kymeta mTenna u7 satellite antenna and KyWay terminal, and a partnership with Intelsat to offer KĀLO™ Connectivity providing flexible connectivity for fixed and mobile applications in gigabyte packages.
  • Livewire Connections Launch Radome Side-Hatch Door Kit

    Posted: 17th January 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    Innovators in superyacht communications, Livewire Connections has created the Radome Side-Hatch Door Kit designed to address a known problem when accessing an antenna fitted with an underside swing down hatch door.
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  • Navigating the Yacht Insurance Storm

    Posted: 29th March 2019 | Written by: Sarah Allan

    When it comes to buying, converting or building a superyacht, insurance can sit a long way down the priority list but a certain level of insurance is mandatory, and can be a godsend if something does go wrong. But recent events such as hurricanes Maria and Irma have resulted in a well reported reduction of insurance capacity across the yacht sector. Sarah Allan, maritime lawyer and yacht master, discusses the impact of the 'hardening market'.
  • Training the Future Leaders of the Maritime Industry

    Posted: 28th March 2019 | Written by: Lars Lippuner

    When it opens its doors in June 2019, the new ship and port simulation centre at Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering will be the largest and most sophisticated maritime simulation centre in the UK, making hundreds of ship models available for the cadets and maritime professionals who come to train each year.
  • Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019

    Posted: 23rd March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019 takes place from Thursday 28th March to Sunday 31st March. The show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to 90 meter superyachts, in a world-famous destination at the most beautiful time of year.
  • Five of the Best Drones for Superyachts

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid

    Whether you’re a keen photographer or not, chartering a superyacht is an adventure you’ll want to record so you can enjoy the memories for years to come. Still there are some shots that just can’t be taken without a little technical help. That’s where drones come in, so here are some top tips on the best drones for superyachts in 2019.
  • Yachting Gives Back Launches Easter Campaign

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: Sarah Drane

    According to the Balearic branch of the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN), almost 25% of the Islands’ population, around 276,000 people, is at risk of social exclusion – and that figure is rising. Yachting Gives Back, a concept founded by GYG’s Nick Entwisle, hopes to help close the stark disparity between rich and poor.
  • Clarity on French Social Security Obligations

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: John Cook

    Now that the furore surrounding the implementation of the French Decree on social security for seafarers who are resident in France and working on a foreign flagged vessel has died down, John Cook surveys the options available to superyacht crew.
  • Who Owns Your ISM History - The Yacht or Management Company?

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: David Clarke

    At Superyacht Operating Systems we frequently hear from yachts that would like to change their Management Company or ISM provider. But they feel stuck. They fear they’ll lose the yacht’s historical data if they make the change. So who really owns the yacht’s records? Is it the management company/ISM provider or is it the yacht?
  • America’s Cup is Unfinished Business for Skipper Terry Hutchinson

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    American yachtsman Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to success at the highest level in the sport of yacht racing. He has racked up countless world championship titles during his career and has played senior roles in four America’s Cup challenges. No wonder then that he's in it to win it as skipper of the American Magic team.
  • Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza 2019 - Registrations Open!

    Posted: 12th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Registrations are now open for the 10th-year anniversary edition of the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza on Friday 29th March 2019 at Auron. We look forward to welcoming you at the ski station in Auron for the biggest winter snow day for the superyacht industry on the French Riviera!
  • Yacht Charter Guide for MIPIM Cannes 2019

    Posted: 1st March 2019 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    MIPIM 2019, one of the world's largest events for property professionals runs from 12-15 March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, attracting 26,000 participants and 3,350 exhibitors for four days of networking and conferences. Bespoke Yacht Charter, experts in providing corporate yacht charters for Cannes events, share their tips on what to expect at this year's high profile show.
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