• 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.
  • RC44 Regatta Sails into Porto Montenegro

    Posted: 17th January 2019 | Written by: Danilo Kalezic

    The 44Cup Porto Montenegro (10-14th April) will be hosted by world-renowned superyacht marina, Porto Montenegro. This prestigious tour of one design boats, taking place during the second week of April, brings together sailing and business, allowing amateur helmsmen to compete with the world’s top sailors in some of the world’s most beautiful locations.
  • 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.
  • Burma Boating Acquires Solar Catamaran for Charters in the Mergui Archipelago

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Burma Boating, a sailing firm owned by Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group, has unveiled the latest acquisition to its fleet – the S55, a 16.7m solar powered yacht, which will offer expeditions around the Mergui Archipelago from January 2019.
  • Supported by Inmarsat - Row4Ocean’s Record Bid Ends But Their Message is Heard

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: Saltwater Stone

    Supported by Inmarsat, Row4Ocean has been forced to abandon its ambitious attempt to break four ocean rowing world records*, but delivery of the team’s inspirational message about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans continues to gather momentum after a courageous battle in the Atlantic.
  • 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.
  • Union Challenges UK Government over Brexit Ferry Charters

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    The maritime professionals’ union, Nautilus International, has warned that the event of a no-deal Brexit could create a costly and damaging own goal for the British shipping industry. This follows the UK government’s move to spend more than £100m to secure additional ferry capacity to keep trade flowing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sustainability at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

    Posted: 26th May 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Ocean waste is a huge problem in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, who are jointly responsible for 60% of the eight million tonnes of plastic that enter the world's oceans each year. Regatta organizers are taking this seriously and once again Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is setting the example in Thailand.
  • Wyndham Harbour: The New Marina 30 Minutes from Melbourne

    Posted: 17th May 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Wyndham Harbour is a new marina in Port Phillip Bay just 30 minutes’ drive from the Melbourne CBD. Stage one of the development, comprising 150 marina berths, cafés, waterfront apartments and housing has been completed and the significant addition of a 24 hour fuel dock has just been opened. Wyndham Harbour is set to be a thriving lifestyle destination for locals and visitors, offering state-of-the-art facilities, a service and repair yard and 1,000 wet berths.
  • Top Yachts Heading to Season Finale at Samui Regatta

    Posted: 9th May 2018 | Written by: Duncan Worthington

    Samui Regatta organisers are expecting one of the most competitive line-ups ever of 50+ foot racing yachts including five TP52s at this year's regatta. Now in its 17th year, Samui Regatta in Thailand has been dubbed the 'Tropical Island Regatta' where daily prize-givings are on the beach at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the racing conditions are fast and the weather is warm.
  • Race Viewing from a Yacht at Monaco F1® Grand Prix

    Posted: 7th May 2018 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    The 76th edition of Monaco F1® Grand Prix will be held from 24 - 27 May on the world-famous circuit through the streets of Monaco. Chartering a yacht is the ultimate way to experience the event but race fans can also consider shared hospitality or a VIP package to watch the action from a private terrace.
  • The NZ Millennium Cup Gives Notice of the 2019 Superyacht Regatta

    Posted: 27th April 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    The NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta to welcome in 2019 and has just released its notice of race. It’s the world’s most southerly superyacht regatta and is becoming well-known as a must-do event for yacht owners who like to get off the beaten track.
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  • Unique Program to Address Superyacht Skills Shortage in Australia

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A unique program, and the first of its kind in Australia, aims to address the looming welding skills shortage in the marine and boat building industry. Rivergate Marina & Shipyard and its tenants collaborated with East Coast Apprenticeships on the program's design to make it apt for the superyacht sector.
  • Anders Pehrson Joins Palma Refit

    Posted: 11th December 2018 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    Palma Refit is delighted to announce the appointment of Anders Pehrson, previously of OneOcean Port Vell, who will be responsible for business development at the long-standing superyacht repair and refit company based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  • Ocean Independence Represents Dynamiq in German Speaking Countries

    Posted: 10th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Ocean Independence will represent the Italian boutique shipyard Dynamiq, winner of the German Design Award and the Boat International Award for Best Naval Architecture in 2018. The well-established brokerage network will support the exciting, emerging brand across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • ISWAN Delivers Report on The Welfare of Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 10th December 2018 | Written by: Tom Holmer

    The findings of new research into the welfare needs of superyacht crew were presented last week at a seminar held at Inmarsat’s headquarters in London. ISWAN partnered with MHG Insurance Brokers to conduct a survey of seafarers working on superyachts to investigate welfare issues specific to the sector. Based on the findings the report highlights key areas for improvement with a number of recommendations.
  • ISS Design & Leadership Awards on Film

    Posted: 6th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Each year during FLIBS, the superyacht community comes together to celebrate its achievements at the ISS Design and Leadership Awards Gala. Created in 1990, the ISS awards recognize outstanding achievements in construction and design of superyachts above 24m. The ISS has just released a video of the evening.
  • Schulte Group Acquires Majority Stake in YPI CREW

    Posted: 5th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Schulte Group announces the acquisition of a majority stake in YPI CREW, the leading yacht crew recruitment agency in Antibes. YPI CREW will be positioned under Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services (BSCS) and Co-founder Laurence Lewis, will continue as MD running the the day to day business.
  • SuperYacht Radio Launches SuperYacht Talks

    Posted: 5th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    SuperYacht Radio, the only industry focused radio station, based in Palma de Mallorca, has launched SuperYacht Talks - a new service broadcasting seminars and talks to the global superyacht industry.
  • Nautilus Secures Unpaid Wages for Crew on Indian Empress

    Posted: 5th December 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Nautilus legal experts have concluded a long battle to secure almost US$1m in unpaid wages for crew on the superyacht Indian Empress. The Union has been representing the interests of crew on the 95m yacht which was arrested in Malta in March after being abandoned by its owner, Kingfisher beer and Formula 1 Force India tycoon Vijay Vittal Mallya, in September 2017.
  • Feadship Selects MB92 Group in New Services Network

    Posted: 27th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The MB92 Group has been selected to join Feadship’s new Services Network. Alongside leading shipyards, Amico & Co, Monaco Marine and Rybovich, the MB92 Group will be exclusive providers of maintenance, repair and warranty work in Barcelona for Feadship customers.
  • Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Reports Growth

    Posted: 20th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) attracted boating enthusiasts from 52 countries from October 31 to November 4 this year. Picture perfect weather framed the show, where high foot traffic and strong sales figures were a clement bellwether of the USA's thriving yachting and luxury market.
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  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys: The Rise of Motorbikes, Bikes & Buggies

    Posted: 13th October 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) has noticed a growing trend towards head-turning land-based toys, having recently supplied three high-performance HPC Revolution bikes to the new build MY Cloudbreak. The HPC Revolution bikes, designed by aerospace engineers and hand built in the USA, also featured recently in the US version of Top Gear.
  • Hub Ware Launches Web Portal for Managing New Builds & Refits

    Posted: 27th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Announcing the new standard for refits, Techman-Hub Ware has launched its new online project management sites, in time for the winter refit season. Designed for yachts from 25m upwards, the HUB improves visibility, consistency, and saves time and effort dealing with project admin, freeing crews and managers to concentrate on the technical supervision and quality control.
  • Secumar: Innovation in Lifejackets & Workwear

    Posted: 23rd August 2016 | Written by: Anne Finck

    SECUMAR will be exhibiting its innovative lifejackets and maritime workwear at both SMM from 6th – 9th September and WindEnergy from 27th – 30th September, both at the Hamburg Messe.
  • NIPI: The Portable Cooler You've Been Waiting For!

    Posted: 9th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    NIPI, as the name suggests, is a smart portable cooler but it’s also energized by solar panels. The idea came about on a boating trip, with the need for something to keep drinks cold, charge mobile phones and also keep belongings safe, but it also had to be mobile and look as good as the other accessories on board.
  • New from America's Favourite Fish Finder

    Posted: 22nd July 2016 | Written by: Cristiana Zama

    With a full armory of digital weaponry and a massive widescreen, the new HELIX™ 12 is Humminbird®’s rarest beast yet, with precise Humminbird® Broadband CHIRP, incredible imaging sonar and the mapmaking power of AutoChart® Live.
  • Incidence Sails at Cannes Yachting Festival

    Posted: 17th July 2016 | Written by: Incidence Sails

    This year, the sail maker, Incidence, will participate more strongly than ever in the Cannes Yachting Festival, thanks to significant developments in design and production. Over the last three years, Incidence has invested in technical and human resources to produce and develop its own membranes, extending their expertise in custom-design.
  • Solarglide Wins Contract for 'Harmony of the Seas’

    Posted: 5th July 2016 | Written by: Dale Parker

    Solarglide has been awarded the prestigious contract to manufacture and supply 53 SG GLIDER solar screens to the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas’, providing crew wth an essential navigational aid and protection from solar glare.
  • McMurdo Launches MEOSAR Online Knowledge Center

    Posted: 1st July 2016 | Written by: Randel Maestre

    McMurdo, the world’s most trusted name in emergency readiness and response, announced today that it has launched a web-based MEOSAR Knowledge Center. The site is a dynamic information portal for MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue), the next generation version of the Cospas-Sarsat international search and rescue (SAR) satellite system that has helped to save over 40,000 lives since 1982.
  • Mediterranean Single Data Roaming SIM

    Posted: 28th June 2016 | Written by: Diane Franklin

    e3 Systems has launched a great new service for the Med season. Their Mediterranean Data Roaming SIM covers 40 countries - just one SIM, so no more hassle changing cards and service as you move from one country to another.
  • Tender Care Boats Adds Southport Boats Center Console Line

    Posted: 27th June 2016 | Written by: Scott MacFarland

    Tender Care Boats based in Fort Lauderdale has added Southport Boats center console models 272, 292 and 33 to their already robust line of yacht tenders, extending their offering to serve the demands of much larger motor yachts.
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  • 40 Years of Sea Shepherd in Photos

    Posted: 15th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    International marine conservation society Sea Shepherd has opened an online photo exhibition 'Sea Shepherd: On the Frontline of Marine Conservation', where stunning photos from their 40 year history can be viewed and purchased.
  • PRIVA Delivers Connectivity and Content

    Posted: 9th November 2018 | Written by: Don Hoyt Gorman

    PRIVA, the superyacht connectivity and content supplier (previously MTN), has a new name and a new focus. “PRIVA stands for enriching our client’s most valuable asset: their time. It underpins everything we do. Growing our team and offering the best customer service possible is how we deliver on that promise,” says Ole Sivertsen, Senior Vice President of Maritime.
  • YPY Monaco Event: The Uncertainty of Taxes

    Posted: 2nd November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    YPY Monaco invites all members of the yachting industry to its next event, The Uncertainty of Taxes, on Thursday 8 November at the Yacht Club de Monaco. They are pleased to be welcoming the experts from WES Yachting to give an overview of Customs and VAT regulations and MYA, who will give a presentation on the new Monaco VAT deferment leasing scheme.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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