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  • Man dead after falling from megayacht

    Posted: 14th February 2013 | Written by: Ilya Gridneff, The Sydney Morning Herald

    A Queensland man has died after falling overboard from a 40-metre luxury cruiser and then being hit by the boat, police say. The body of the man, believed to be aged in his late 20s or early 30s, was pulled from waters near the Glebe Island Bridge just before 2pm on Friday.
  • Puma ends sailing sponsorship

    Posted: 14th February 2013 | Written by: Reuters

    Germany-based Puma is to stop sponsoring sailing, including teams in the Americas Cup and the Volvo Ocean races, to focus on sports that make more money.
  • Florida University Reports Shark Attacks up in 2012

    Posted: 12th February 2013 | Written by: Danielle Torrent, University of Florida News

    GAINESVILLE, Florida — Shark attacks in the US reached a decade high in 2012...
  • Jimmy Buffett offers yacht for charter

    Posted: 11th February 2013 | Written by: PR Web

    Skywater Yachts LLC has been appointed the charter agents for singer, songwriter and entertainer Jimmy Buffett's 38m yacht.
  • How big is 'too big'?

    Posted: 8th February 2013 | Written by: Jim Boulden, CNN

    When pictures leaked out in December of the late Steve Jobs' new yacht, Venus, leaving The Netherlands, interest was once again sparked in the mysterious world of the super mega yachts, and in those who build them for the super mega rich. I say mysterious because the business of yacht building is full of rumors and speculation until the ship is seen leaving the sheds of the family-owned builders, whether in Amsterdam, Hamburg or Bremen.
  • Impressive start to 2013 for new construction

    Posted: 8th February 2013 | Written by: Ben Roberts, Superyachts.com

    Two huge launches took place this week amongst the news of a number of exciting signings and new construction projects..
  • Sanlorenzo expands in South East Asia

    Posted: 7th February 2013 | Written by: IBI News

    Italian superyacht builder Sanlorenzo has signed a dealership agreement with Derani Yachts for the opening of a new brand representative office in South East Asia. The Italian superyacht builder has opened a representative branch office in Thailand.
  • Mercury Marine completes $3M cleanup of former facility

    Posted: 7th February 2013 | Written by: IBI News

    Mercury Marine has completed a US$3m cleanup of its former facility in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The old facility operated from 1951 to 1982 as an aluminium die-casting plant. The old aluminium die-casting plant will be turned into a green space.
  • Gangs use luxury yachts to bring migrants to England

    Posted: 7th February 2013 | Written by: This Is Cornwall

    Organised gangsters are bribing owners of luxury yachts to carry illegal immigrants from the continent to the Westcountry, it has been alleged. Albanians desperate to reach the UK are paying to cross the channel from Brittany to the southern coast of South West England, landing in smaller ports unguarded by border agency staff.
  • Are historic ports being ruined?

    Posted: 6th February 2013 | Written by: Bruce Smith, The Associated Press

    The growing industry and plans by the South Carolina State Ports Authority to build a $35 million cruise terminal have brought lawsuits in state and federal courts. Plaintiffs are concerned that pollution and congestion threaten Charleston's historic district. City leaders say that the industry is being handled appropriately and that Charleston will never be a major cruise destination.
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