• IMRF and The Nautical Institute Unite to Improve Safety at Sea

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations' shared objective to improve safety at sea.
  • International Superyacht Society Seeks Position of Influence within the ISO

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is seeking to have a voice within the International Standards Organization (ISO) by becoming a Liaison. ISS President, AJ Anderson, highlights this initiative as an example of the Society providing the large yacht industry opportunity and results.
  • Holland Yachting Group Celebrating Dutch Expertise at METSTRADE

    Posted: 12th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As the HISWA Holland Yachting Group gets ready to celebrate its Golden Jubilee, the association and 10 of its leading members will be taking part in the METSTRADE Show from 13 to 15 November 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam.
  • 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.
  • Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Awarded WCR 'Best Superyacht Crew Insurance 2019'

    Posted: 9th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Moore Stephens Crew Benefits (MSCB) has received the inaugural ‘Best Superyacht Crew Insurance Award for 2019’ from the World Commerce Review, a B2B publication reviewing the needs and aspirations of 21st century business. Across a range of international fields, the annual WCR Awards recognize product innovation, customer support and best practice in delivering solutions for clients.
  • Tim Forderer Resigns as Executive Director of YachtAid Global

    Posted: 8th November 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    YachtAid Global’s executive director, Tim Forderer has stepped down after a year of volunteer service, with founder Mark Drewelow taking over the position. Reflecting on the past year, Forderer said, “Together we assisted many in need and in doing so we realized the sustainability of yachting is directly related to the health of our oceans and the resilience of the world’s coastal communities. The yachting community is uniquely positioned to make a positive significant impact on the planet."
  • WYCC Crew Insurance Providing Solutions for Management

    Posted: 7th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Camper & Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, has chosen WYCC Insurance as their global provider of health and retirement cover for yacht crew. With one of the largest fleets in the world, the brokerage and management company needed a provider capable of delivering the flexibility and high standards expected by a major superyacht client.
  • Sunglasses for Crew a MCA Code Requirement

    Posted: 6th November 2018 | Written by: Leila Nafa

    The MCA code for safe working practices has recently been updated and now requires crew to wear sunglasses as a part of their daily work. It’s up to their captains and management companies to take the lead. Changing mindsets and prioritising crew wellbeing is a long road. Crew are provided with sun cream so why not sunglasses?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Team First Italian Crew at Baldwin Cup

    Posted: 10th April 2018 | Written by: YCCS

    In just a few days' time the Baldwin Cup 2018 will get underway in Newport Beach (LA, California) and for the first time in the history of this prestigious trophy an Italian team has been invited to participate.
  • Volvo Ocean Race: A Devastating Week for Team Scallywag

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    All teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race have been through a difficult week, facing challenging weather conditions whilst processing their personal grief at the loss of John Fisher of Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag who was swept overboard on Monday and following an unsuccessful search and rescue operation is presumed lost at sea.
  • Save the Date: Ida Lewis Distance Race 2018

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 17, 2018. Sailing boats of 28 feet or longer set off and return to Newport’s historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club on Rhode Island.
  • New Entrants Join Superyacht Cup Fleet

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At the time of writing 17 awe-inspiring superyachts will be taking up the Superyacht Cup challenge in Palma de Mallorca from 19 to 23 June this year. Race enthusiasts can look forward to a stellar fleet, not to mention tight racing and a showdown as winners and losers of the St Barths Bucket and/or Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta vie for another trophy.
  • Royal Huisman Turns its Largest Hull Ever

    Posted: 23rd March 2018 | Written by: Royal Huisman

    With an impressive overall length of 81m / 266ft and a sturdy plumb bow - making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world - Project 400 is the largest yacht built by Royal Huisman to date. Upon her delivery in 2020 this contemporary schooner will be the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht.
  • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Presents 2018 Yachting Calendar

    Posted: 2nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) officially presented its sporting calendar at the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan on Thursday morning. The press conference opened with the presentation of the One Ocean Foundation and was followed by signing of the Charta Smeralda by 50 Italian yacht clubs and sailing class associations undertaking to respect and promote this ethical code of conduct. Signatures from Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge and Laurent Esquier, CEO of Challenger of Record 36, organiser of the Selection Series for the next America's Cup, were particularly significant.
  • Howard Pridding Bows Out as British Marine CEO

    Posted: 20th February 2018 | Written by: British Marine

    British Marine have announced today that Howard Pridding will be leaving the company in the summer after completing five and a half years in the role of Chief Executive Officer.
  • Sri Lanka...the Next Sailing Destination in Asia?

    Posted: 20th February 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    While Sri Lanka boasts the richly biodiverse Indian Ocean on every side, with famed views and whale watching, the country was not considered a worthy stop for yachts due to the lack of a fully-fledged marina. However, continuing efforts are underway to make “Sri Lanka the next sailing destination in Asia” and “…a magnet for yachters and pleasure sailors worldwide”, reports Priyantha Perera of Asia Pacific Superyachts Sri Lanka.
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  • MYS: The Show for Future Superyacht Owners

    Posted: 26th October 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson

    A month after the Monaco Yacht Show official attendance figures confirm the hopes of the strategy for this year's edition. Despite a 2% drop in overall attendance compared to 2017, due largely to stricter entry requirements, exhibitors and brokers report a greater number of visitors really intending to buy or charter a yacht, with the prospect of confirmed orders in the weeks and months ahead.
  • Global Eagle Pioneers First In-Flight Broadband Connectivity via Low-Earth Orbit Satellite

    Posted: 25th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. today announced a major milestone in the history of satellite connectivity for aviation and maritime: the successful completion of testing to demonstrate how a new, low-cost satellite network can revolutionize the way airline and maritime passengers enjoy high-speed connectivity and content.
  • OneOcean to Host The Superyacht Show for Next Three Years

    Posted: 25th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Following the success of this year's event, The Superyacht Show conceived by LYBRA (the Large Yacht Brokers' Association) will return to OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona for the next three years. The 2019 edition will take place in the second week of May, a client-centric event showcasing large yachts for sale.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Disney Magic's Glare Free Ride Into Newcastle

    Posted: 7th June 2016 | Written by: Dale Parker

    The Disney Magic, measuring an incredible 964 feet in length, ventured into Newcastle this morning with a glare free view from all bridge navigational windows, thanks to Solarglide's solar screens for ships.
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  • First Waterborne Nuclear Power Station Raises Safety Concerns

    Posted: 11th July 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Crew members on a German flagged Greenpeace vessel have been leading protests against a waterborne nuclear power plant – dubbed a potential ‘floating Chernobyl’ – which was towed to the Russian Arctic from the port of St Petersburg in April this year.
  • Six Unusual Culinary Courses for Yacht Chefs

    Posted: 19th June 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

    In the yachting industry every aspect of service must be impeccable with the utmost commitment to excellence. The galley is no different and superyacht chefs go above and beyond to become the best they can be, often pursuing unusual culinary courses to refine their gastronomy and give them the edge for the top jobs. Meet the yacht chefs who have taken their culinary skills to the next level.
  • Successful First Edition for Marina High Tech 2018

    Posted: 19th June 2018 | Written by: Sophie Mordelet

    The inaugural edition of Marina High Tech took place from 24 -25 May 2018 in Marina Baie des Anges in the south of France, two full days of exhibitions and seminars showcasing innovation and sustainable development across the nautical sector.
  • Seahub Gets Onboard with Sea Shepherd Global

    Posted: 18th June 2018 | Written by: Sam Wheaton

    We first became aware of Sea Shepherd with the documentary series ‘Whale Wars’ which triggered a desire to know more about marine conservation. As engineers, we also wanted to know how they manage maintenance of their fleet which typically operates in remote areas, so earlier this year we met with their Chief Engineer, Brian Race, to see if Seahub could offer support.
  • Newport Yacht Charter Show 2018

    Posted: 17th June 2018 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    With its picturesque coastlines and quaint islands and towns, New England is a summer hot spot for luxury charter vacations, and this week from June 18-21, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is set to showcase an impressive lineup of yachts available in the region this season.
  • Antibes International Day of Yoga 2018

    Posted: 12th June 2018 | Written by: Noona Ayres

    The second Antibes International Day of Yoga is brought to you by Noona Ayres from Revitalize and Geraldine Hardy from Azure Yoga with Geraldine. In collaboration with Port Vauban, we are offering a FREE yoga class at the Bastion St Jaume in the Port of Antibes on the evening of the summer solstice, Thursday 21 June, to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Yoga.
  • Protecting Our Oceans Every Day!

    Posted: 8th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On World Oceans Day, Sea Shepherd is saying thank you for all the support and to celebrate all that has been achieved together in the Great Australian Bight, they are sharing 'Jeedara' The Film, so everyone can witness the beauty of this magnificent coastline.
  • YachtAid Global Releases 2017 Annual Report

    Posted: 5th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    YachtAid Global, the yachting community’s humanitarian team, has released its 2017 Annual Report documenting extensive relief efforts during a challenging year of natural disasters affecting coastal communities around the world. Founded in 2006, YachtAid Global coordinates vital support from superyachts to carry out humanitarian operations and deliver supplies to areas in need.
  • Illegal Shark Fin Trade Exploiting Loopholes in Hong Kong Customs

    Posted: 1st June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On 11 May 2018, Sea Shepherd Hong Kong discovered a 980 kg shipment of shark fins arriving from Sri Lanka to Hong Kong on a Singapore Airlines flight. Along with other carriers, Singapore Airlines had already banned the transport of shark fins on all its routes, but smugglers continue to exploit loopholes in customs procedures.
  • Marshall Islands Aims to Resolve Shipping Industry's Safety Concerns

    Posted: 31st May 2018

    The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) on the consistent implementation of the 2020 global fuel oil sulphur standard under MARPOL Annex VI.
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