• New Year, New Faces at TWW Yachts

    Posted: 5th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Thompson Westwood White Yachts has announced that 3 new brokers will be joining their team in Monaco: Bjorn Vang-Mathisen, Bart Obin and Axel Douqué.
  • The NZ Millennium Cup has Crowned a Winner

    Posted: 5th February 2019 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    NZ Marine race day of the eleventh NZ Millennium Cup has drawn to a close and Tawera has been crowned the winner.
  • Roaring through the Bay: Racing Starts at the NZ Millennium Cup

    Posted: 31st January 2019 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    The first day of racing, Orams Marine Race day, at the NZ Millennium Cup saw battles for the line, quick trips up the rigging and a forced withdrawal in a day of dramatic racing.
  • Port Louis Marina in Grenada to Release 90 New Berths in 2019

    Posted: 31st January 2019 | Written by: Laura Muirhead

    Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is delighted to announce plans for the expansion of its Port Louis Marina in Grenada commencing in Spring 2019, with berths ready for occupation by August 2019. Port Louis Marina is the superyacht and cruising hub in the Southern Caribbean, situated below the hurricane belt, the marina currently has 160 berths for vessels up to 90m in length.
  • Seabins Launch at St. Katharine Docks

    Posted: 31st January 2019 | Written by: Laura Muirhead

    St. Katharine Docks, Central London’s only marina, which has undergone a careful refurbishment programme and ongoing management support from Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, has introduced three Seabins in an exciting environmental initiative. This is part of a larger commitment by the Docks to invest in greater sustainability and eco-friendly projects to reduce the amount of waste that is found in both the River Thames and the ocean.
  • Spirit Yachts Set to Launch Flagship Eco-Friendly Superyacht

    Posted: 29th January 2019 | Written by: Helen Porter

    Spirit Yachts has unveiled interior designs for its new 34m eco-friendly superyacht. The yacht is set to be the largest wooden-masted, sailing superyacht built in the UK since the 1930s. The new, owner-driven yacht will be one of the most sustainable yachts on the water at the request of a European buyer.
  • Top Six Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss at the Miami Yacht Show

    Posted: 25th January 2019 | Written by: Miami Yacht Show

    With its big move to Downtown Miami, this year’s Miami Yacht Show promises to delight seasoned yachters and new enthusiasts alike with an array of new, elite experiences. Across three marina sites 500 yachts will be on display alongside the latest marine gear and equipment, time-honoured watches, luxury cars and contemporary artwork.
  • First Ever British Marine Expo

    Posted: 22nd January 2019 | Written by: British Marine

    With the new year comes new opportunities and the inaugural British Marine Expo promises two days of inspiration, education and engagement in the dynamic surroundings of St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton. British Marine Expo on 26-27 March will bring together over 700 professionals from across the sector to meet, share ideas and do business.
  • Valencia Boat Show Gets a Reboot

    Posted: 22nd January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Valencia Boat Show will be held from the 30th October to the 3rd November 2019 in Valencia Marina, with an expanded and renewed offer. The new team in charge of innovating the event is led by nautical journalist Nacho Gómez with a board of directors made up entirely of women.
  • Anticipating the First Superyacht Regatta of 2019

    Posted: 22nd January 2019 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    From the first country in the world to see the sun each day, comes the first superyacht regatta of 2019. The New Zealand Millennium Cup kicks off 30 January in the natural obstacle course of the Bay of Islands and will be raced this year under the ORC Superyacht Rule.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Valencia Boat Show Gets a Reboot

    Posted: 22nd January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Valencia Boat Show will be held from the 30th October to the 3rd November 2019 in Valencia Marina, with an expanded and renewed offer. The new team in charge of innovating the event is led by nautical journalist Nacho Gómez with a board of directors made up entirely of women.
  • Wally Becomes Part of Ferretti Group

    Posted: 18th January 2019 | Written by: Ferretti Group

    At the opening of Boot in Düsseldorf, Ferretti Group will announce the entry of Wally, the iconic luxury nautical brand and emblem of design and innovation, within the portfolio of its brands. Ferretti Group can now boast the widest range of brands in the Italian nautical industry.
  • ISS Announces Strategic Partnership with IYBA

    Posted: 18th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is proud to announce their strategic partnership with the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), with active members now benefiting from dual membership and a common goal.
  • Seven Consecutive Years of Growth for U.S. Recreational Boating Industry

    Posted: 17th January 2019 | Written by: NMMA

    The U.S. recreational boating industry sees seventh consecutive year of growth in 2018 and expects additional increase in 2019. As one of the country’s growing outdoor recreation activities, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced that the recreational boating industry contributes an estimated $170.3 billion in economic activity to the U.S. economy, an increase of approximately $49 billion since 2012.
  • Dynamiq Launches its own Brokerage House

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Dynamiq proudly announces that it has opened its own brokerage company in Monaco - the first and only shipyard offering brokerage and charters alongside new construction projects.
  • Reed Loses Control of the Cannes Yachting Festival to the Fédération des Industries Nautiques

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    After a fierce two year legal battle between Reed Exhibitions and the Fédération des Industries Nautiques (FIN) over control of the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Paris High Court has ruled in favour of the French nautical industry federation. Reed Expositions France, a regional office of UK based Reed Exhibitions, has confirmed their intention to appeal.
  • Ince & Co Superyacht Law Firm Acquired by Gordon Dadds

    Posted: 9th January 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    The £27.3m acquisition of the UK assets of Ince & Co LLP law firm by AIM-listed Gordon Dadds LLP has been completed, leading to the creation of Ince Gordon Dadds, the UK's largest listed law firm. Ince & Co is one of the largest global maritime firms with international offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Its takeover by Gordon Dadds, an ambitious full-service law firm, will greatly expand capacity to deliver high-quality services to clients worldwide.
  • Cesme Marina Announces Environmental Initiative 'The Squid Project'

    Posted: 8th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Camper & Nicholsons Cesme Marina in Turkey is continuing its efforts towards helping the environment by pioneering a new ecological approach to better protecting the oceans and caring for subaquatic eco-systems.
  • M/Y HELIOS: A 21st Century Refit

    Posted: 8th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Delivering a superyacht refit to budget, on time and that exceeds the clients’ expectations is something often spoken about in the yachting world, but rarely delivered. For Fusion Marine Systems, a superyacht technology integrator based in Monaco, providing the perfect customer experience with regular updates, flexibility and diligence is par for the course, exemplified by its 2018 refit of Oceanco’s 59.1m M/Y HELIOS.
  • Benetti Launches 107m Superyacht

    Posted: 21st December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A period of great excitement and activity for the Italian shipyard has begun with the launch of 107m Benetti FB277. Over the next few months, Benetti will be under the spotlight of the yachting industry as 3 superyachts, each one over 100 meters in length, will be launched in Livorno.
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  • 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.
  • Repair Service for Superyacht Inflatables

    Posted: 5th December 2016 | Written by: Mark Anastasia

    Sealed Air Repairs (SAR), based in Florida, is a new repair service for superyachts worldwide, specialising in the repair of PVC inflatables including yacht slides, climbing walls, jet ski docks and fenders, and we can also provide spare parts with immediate shipping anywhere in the world.
  • Protect Your Yacht and Crew with Solarglide Solar Screens

    Posted: 4th December 2016 | Written by: Dale Parker

    Solar glare poses a dangerous threat to your yacht while out at sea where the sun is at its strongest. Glare from the sun significantly reduces visibility through navigational windows, increasing the risk of collision, especially when travelling through a bustling port. As the sun beats down on the yacht, glare can also become very uncomfortable for crew and guests.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Refit, Repair and Refurbishment Packages

    Posted: 6th November 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys has seen growing demand for its Tender Refit, Repair and Refurbishment packages in 2016. Offering secure covered storage, practical workshops and excellent product knowledge, SYT&T is ideally located for boats in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, and can take care of all shipping, including collection from the yacht anywhere in the world.
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  • Plastic-free 2019? Superyachts and Companies Get Onboard

    Posted: 8th January 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    While many New Year's resolutions are broken within the first month, one resolution with real staying power is gaining traction across the yachting industry: to reduce consumption of single-use plastics and embrace a more sustainable way of operating. Since the Clear Ocean Pledge was launched in November 2018 with the mission of promoting these changes in the yachting sector superyachts have been keen to join up.
  • Mission Ocean: Turning Problem Predators into Reef Resources

    Posted: 2nd January 2019 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The non-native lionfish has become a big problem in the Caribbean, where it has no natural predators. Able to reproduce every 4 days, the fish has overrun local populations. Its spines discourage human hands but Mission Ocean came across an intervention in Bequia to teach locals to safely trap and prepare the fish, turning the pest into a tasty resource.
  • Gyms on Yachts

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    It has been a number of years since Larry Ellisson refitted Enigma in 1999 with a basketball court and made sports courts the latest superyacht 'must have'. Whilst many yachts have not got space, some notable newbuilds design activity areas in from the outset, utilising available space on deck to cater for sports lovers. Notable examples include the Feadships MY JOY and MY Anna which Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) have been involved in.
  • The Mechanics of Chartering in Greece

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: Steven Marquis

    Earlier in the year, Sarnia Yachts reported that the 2018 charter season had been difficult for Greece, due to the laws introduced in late 2017. This effectively limited the charter market to guests who were happy to start and finish their charter outside of Greek waters. However, towards the end of this year mechanics to obtain a Greek charter licence were put in place.
  • Richard Mason on the Changes at Volvo Ocean Race

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    A tide of change has swept over the Volvo Ocean Race since the spectacular conclusion of the 2017-18 race in June, most notably a change of ownership and a change of name. We hear from chief operating officer Richard Mason on the developments, challenges and hopes for the race going forward.
  • YachtAid Global Superyachts Bring Clean Water Access to Children in the Galapagos

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A recent operation by YachtAid Global alongside three superyachts saw clean water access implemented across every school in the Galapagos. As well as the installation of storage tanks and filtration solutions, the operation delivered a reusable metal water bottle to every child and educated communities on the importance of conservation with the charity Mingas por el Mar.
  • Taiwanese Captain Sentenced to 20 Years for Shark Finning in Tanzania

    Posted: 12th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The owner and captain of the Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel (F/V) Buah Naga 1 have pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Possession of Shark Fins in a plea agreement with Tanzanian Prosecutors. The criminals were brought to justice as part of Operation Jodari, a joint partnership between Sea Shepherd, Fish-i Africa and the government of Tanzania.
  • Steep Rise in Bug-Sweeping on Superyachts

    Posted: 8th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    High net worth individuals are increasingly concerned about the risks of being bugged on board their superyachts says Matt Horan, security director of cyber-security company C3IA Solutions. Some owners have wrongly believed that being at sea affords greater security than offices and homes, but Matt Horan is keen to dispel the myth.
  • Sea Shepherd's Flagship M/Y Steve Irwin to be Retired

    Posted: 4th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Sea Shepherd International have announced that their flagship, the M/Y Steve Irwin, or the Steve, will be retired after 11 years of service. With Sea Shepherd, the M/Y Steve Irwin has conducted 18 campaigns in defence of the world’s oceans; from protecting pilot whales in the Faroes, bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean, and humpback whales off the Kimberley coast.
  • Clear Ocean Pact Aims for 1000 Yachts by 2020

    Posted: 24th November 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson

    A new initiative called Clear Ocean Pact has launched to gain commitment across the yachting industry to reduce the level of single-use plastic and microplastic waste entering our oceans. Founded by yachting veteran Richard Orme, the aim is to raise awareness and stimulate a culture shift from the bottom up by exploring viable alternatives and solutions that yachts can adopt in their daily operations.
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