• 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.
  • 2019 Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza a Huge Success!

    Posted: 4th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 10th edition of the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza started with a beautiful, south of France sunrise as 100 crew and industry professionals came together for a fun day with colleagues and friends on the slopes of Auron, skiing, snowboarding and soaking up the sun over a three course lunch.
  • 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.
  • Impressive Fleet Announced for Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo

    Posted: 28th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 12th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with title sponsor Loro Piana, is scheduled to take place in Porto Cervo from 3 to 8 June and looks set to be more thrilling and competitive than ever with 24 superyachts currently pre-enrolled. Owners who wish to join the fleet, including simply for the Rendez-vous aspect, have until 2 May to register.
  • 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.
  • Italy's Seatec Conference Puts Marinas on the Agenda

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    During the Seatec conference on April 3, marina managers and experts in the field will tackle the complex situation of marinas within the framework of bureaucracy, local and national politics and the wider market.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Italy's Seatec Conference Puts Marinas on the Agenda

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    During the Seatec conference on April 3, marina managers and experts in the field will tackle the complex situation of marinas within the framework of bureaucracy, local and national politics and the wider market.
  • BWA Opens Gibraltar Office

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    Global yacht services provider BWA Yachting has strengthened its Mediterranean presence with the official launch of its Gibraltar office. They will now take the lead on changing the perception of Gibraltar from that of a 'tax-free pitstop' to a well-rounded destination offering an array of services for the yacht, owners and crew.
  • 25% Additional Custom Tax on US Built Yachts - What's going on?

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    ECPY would like to remind you that the additional tax imposed on US built yachts implemented by the European Union is applicable in all European Union countries. Negotiations with the French Customs Service have been ongoing since the summer of 2018 - here's an update...
  • Tahiti and Monaco Superyacht Clusters Form Alliance

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Tahiti Tourisme's Superyacht Cluster and Cluster Yachting Monaco signed a promising partnership on March 5. Composed of yachting industry professionals, both groups met in the prestigious setting of Monaco's Yacht Club to finalise an agreement which will allow them to develop close ties and implement joint operations.
  • Acquera Yachting to Manage Ischia Helipad and Casamicciola Berths

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Acquera Yachting announced today that they have been granted the commercial rights to manage the superyacht berths in Casamicciola Marina as well as the sole helipad on Ischia Island. The yachting haven located in the Gulf of Naples is home to the 158-berth marina and helipad that is a mere 15-minute flight from Naples Capodichino airport.
  • ECPY Open Day in Nice

    Posted: 19th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    ECPY, the European Committee for Professional Yachting, is hosting an open day in Nice this Thursday, 21st March. Following a MYBA hosted breakfast, guests will be able to visit the seventeen superyachts in attendance.
  • Seafaring Heroes to be Honoured: Maritime Charity Calls for Nominations

    Posted: 19th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is calling on members of the maritime and rescue communities to nominate those who have demonstrated outstanding courage and expertise in aiding those in peril at sea, for its 168th Skill and Gallantry Awards.
  • YPY: Yachting, Monaco and the Opportunities...

    Posted: 12th March 2019 | Written by: YPY Monaco

    If you are working in the yachting industry and would like to know what Monaco is doing to help the new generation to improve their business opportunities in the Principality, make sure you join us at the next YPY Monaco event on Thursday 17th March at 7pm.
  • Crew Awards 2019 - Nominations Open

    Posted: 12th March 2019 | Written by: Corinna Blanke

    ACREW is proud to open the nominations for the 2019 Crew Awards. Based on last year’s overwhelming response from the yachting industry, more than 300 nominees representing approximately 150 superyachts are expected in this year’s nomination round. The Crew Awards ceremony will take place on 12th October in Nice, France and will be a night to remember with 500 Captains and Crew from around the globe celebrating the best in the business.
  • MB92 Barcelona Receive ISO 50001 Certificate for Energy Management

    Posted: 6th March 2019 | Written by: MB92

    MB92 Barcelona, part of the MB92 Group, today announced the recent addition of the ISO 50001 certificate for energy management by the Lloyd's Register. In achieving this, MB92 Barcelona are demonstrating their ongoing commitment to improving energy efficiency and reducing their impact on the environment.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Yacht Agent David Jamieson: “It’s easy to be passionate about Fiji as a destination”

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    David Jamieson shares his passion for yachting and Fiji, where he has been welcoming superyachts since 2001. Over this time, David has seen the yachting industry become a major contributor to the Fijian economy and his company is firmly established and part of the Asia Pacific Superyachts network. Fiji now receives over 700 yachts annually and he believes visiting yachts can exceed 1,000 once the Lau Clearance Post is operational.
  • Annual Insurance Review: MSCB Has Your Back

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: Michael Weare

    Another year, another insurance review. It doesn’t sound too exciting does it, but there is no doubt, as a busy yacht crew professional it’s vital to get your insurance needs in order before another hectic year of sailing gets under way.
  • Sea Shepherd Ship in France to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

    Posted: 21st February 2019 | Written by: Sea Shepherd

    Sea Shepherd’s ship, the M/Y Sam Simon, has arrived off the Atlantic Coast of France to join the organisation’s campaign Operation Dolphin ByCatch, exposing the ongoing slaughter of dolphins by industrial fishing vessels in the Bay of Biscay. Dolphins spending winter in this area are victims of non-selective fishing operations that in the past six weeks alone have caused 600 dead dolphins to wash up on French beaches.
  • Dutch Entry Accepted for 36th America's Cup

    Posted: 12th February 2019 | Written by: Dutch Yachtbuilding

    The 36th America's Cup in 2021 will see a Dutch entry take part for the very first time. The team skippered by Simeon Tienpont, a two-time AC winner (Team Oracle USA), will take on the challenge of winning the oldest international sporting trophy.
  • Sea Shepherd Urges Action on Fisheries Driving Māui Dolphins to Extinction

    Posted: 7th February 2019 | Written by: Sea Shepherd

    Native to New Zealand, the Māui dolphin is the world’s most endangered marine dolphin - a victim of bycatch in fisheries using gillnets and trawls - with estimates putting the population at only 57. Sea Shepherd urges the U.S. government to implement the Marine Mammal Protection Act against imports from New Zealand as an economic lever against the tragic and needless decimation of the Māui dolphin population.
  • Economic Impact of FLIBS & Priorities for the Marine Industry in 2019

    Posted: 5th February 2019 | Written by: MIASF

    The Marine Industries Association of South Florida announces its legislative priorities in 2019 to advocate for the marine industry and foster economic strength.
  • Maritime Union Says Brexit and Shipping Exodus is Creating a ‘Perfect Storm’

    Posted: 5th February 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Maritime professionals’ trade union, Nautilus International, has warned the decision by Maersk to take its remaining vessels off the UK Ship Register, exit the UK Tonnage Tax and end the training of UK Cadets, will have a serious impact on seafarer jobs and the stability of the UK industry.
  • Caribbean Sea - Security Report January 2019

    Posted: 29th January 2019 | Written by: Wayne Britton

    Between 1 January - 31 December 2018, the Securewest International Global Response Centre recorded a total of 104 incidents in the Caribbean Sea, a slight increase compared to 97 events for the same period in 2017. At least 51 events involved yachts (48 in 2017), in particular in the Lesser Antilles. This report provides an assessment of the potential threat to yachts in the Caribbean Sea, including risk mitigation and recommendations.
  • The Trend for Customisation of Jetskis

    Posted: 29th January 2019 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Long gone are the days when superyacht tenders and toys clashed in different colours, stamped with the conspicuous logo of the manufacturer. In a world where everyone wants to offer clients the absolute best, customising tenders and toys is becoming big business. Jetskis in particular are susceptible to creative make-overs, including anything from upholstery and decking to installation of the latest gadgets.
  • Caribbean Islands Welcome Return of Superyachts

    Posted: 25th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Just 16 months after the Caribbean was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the islands are up and running and busy welcoming superyachts back for the winter season. Spirits are high and by all accounts many of the marinas are in better shape now than ever.
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