• Monaco Yacht Show 2018: Review

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 2018 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show concluded last week. It was, by our account, the most upbeat show in a decade. With more deals signed and a sense of increased market activity afoot, the docks of Monaco were teeming with positivity. New build deals were announced and innovative designs unveiled. And it was good to see environmental initiatives high on the agenda yet again.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Red Sea Collection Sign Framework Agreement on Marine Conservation Aims at MYS

    Posted: 2nd October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Saudi Minister of Culture, His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah Al Saud, representing the Red Sea Collection by the Public Investment Fund and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco have signed a Framework Agreement to seal an agreement of shared interests and objectives regarding sustainable development and marine conservation. The relationship has been further strengthened by sponsorship of the Foundation’s star-studded fundraising Gala for the Global Ocean.
  • Summer 2018 Highlights for Superyacht Tenders and Toys

    Posted: 27th September 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    It’s been a summer of successes for Superyacht Tenders and Toys, leading up to the Monaco Yacht Show. SYTT is excited to be at the show, with a bigger and better stand than ever (QA7).
  • Andamans Remove ‘Restricted Area Permit’

    Posted: 27th September 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The 'Restricted Area Permit' in the Andaman Islands has been removed with immediate effect. This transformative change allows visiting yachts to stay in the area, renowned for its natural beauty, for longer than 30 days. Visitors can now luxuriate in having time to explore the pristine beaches and reefs of India's most remote state, situated more than 1000km off the east coast, in the Bay of Bengal.
  • Monaco Yacht Show Marks Anniversary of Largest Superyacht Aid Push

    Posted: 27th September 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The last 12 months has seen the most widespread humanitarian efforts ever achieved by the superyacht industry. Now, YachtAid Global is pleased to announce AYSS has been the first organization to take the Yachting Pledge - committing to creating more change in the year to come.
  • OnboardOnline Announces Content Partnership with The Islander

    Posted: 25th September 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    OnboardOnline today announced a strategic content partnership with The Islander magazine, a monthly superyacht industry print publication serving the Western Mediterranean. Together, OnboardOnline and The Islander will collaborate on storytelling and investigative series across platforms, building on each company’s strengths and offering consumers useful, relevant and entertaining journalism.
  • Port Vauban: The Future of Yachting in One of Europe's Oldest Ports

    Posted: 21st September 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Port Vauban in Antibes is shining a spotlight on its major redevelopment and unique long-term berthing options with a newly released film. Thanks to the redevelopment plans of Vauban 21, which recently acquired the prestigious Port Vauban operation, a unique new opportunity in the region to acquire long-term berths of up to 23 years’ duration is available to yacht owners of vessels from several metres up to over 170 metres.
  • Dedicated Superyacht TV Station Attracts Massive Global Audience

    Posted: 20th September 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

    The first luxury television station dedicated to superyachts and life on board has finally arrived: Superyacht TV. Based out of Monaco, the TV station broadcasts premium quality programming that showcases the industry and the yachting lifestyle. Responding to an evident desire in the public for such content, the station has drawn an impressive global audience of 30,000,000.
  • Finalists Announced for World Superyacht Awards 2016

    Posted: 9th February 2016 | Written by: Boat International

    Over the next few months, the World Superyacht Awards Jury - comprised of 22 superyacht owners and two senior industry professionals - will travel the globe making personal visits to each of the shortlisted yachts.
  • OneOcean Port Vell Heralds New Era for Barcelona

    Posted: 5th February 2016 | Written by: Dovetail Agency

    In just twelve months since its multi-million dollar transformation, OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona (oneoceanportvell.com) has firmly established itself as the first urban European superyacht marina, hosting some of the world’s largest and most highly regarded yachts.
  • Hanse 315 voted European Yacht of the Year 2016

    Posted: 4th February 2016 | Written by: Hanse Yachts

    The new Hanse 315 was announced as "European Yacht of the Year" at boot Düsseldorf. The winner was chosen by a jury of experts from eleven major continental European sailing magazines.
  • Volvo Stunning Race Photo Exhibition

    Posted: 3rd February 2016 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    A spectacular photographic exhibition, ‘Zoom In’, depicting the contrast between aerial and onboard images shot by the professional photographers working on the last Volvo Ocean Race was launched today at the event’s museum.
  • boot Düsseldorf 2016 Round-up

    Posted: 2nd February 2016 | Written by: boot Dusseldorf

    boot Düsseldorf closed on Sunday, when the water sports festival ended after nine fantastic days. There was a tremendous atmosphere in all 17 exhibition halls with 1,800 exhibitors reporting keen interest from visitors.
  • Zika Virus - Advice

    Posted: 2nd February 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
  • Winners Announced for 2016 Refit Excellence Awards

    Posted: 2nd February 2016 | Written by: Refit Show

    International yacht refit professionals were recognized for their accomplishments through the first annual Refit Excellence Awards presented January 28, 2016, at Refit International Exhibition & Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Offical Opening of new Gremco Operations in St Mandrier

    Posted: 1st February 2016 | Written by: Gremco

    January 2016 saw the official opening of the Gremco St Mandrier operation, a brand new, world-class industrial facility located in the harbour area, at the heart of the new Marine Activity Pole of St Mandrier, right at the entrance of the Toulon bay.
  • First Order for Breedendam MTB Fourzero Wheelhouse

    Posted: 29th January 2016 | Written by: Breedendam Yachts

    Breedendam Yachts in the Netherlands has sold the first boat in the wheelhouse version of its MTB fourzero design. The new order follows the critical praise received for this recently introduced 13.37-metre retro classic yacht, which comes complete with the very latest technologies and is designed by Guido de Groot.
  • Cannes Collection 2016

    Posted: 28th January 2016 | Written by: Cannes Collection

    A first! Yachting, Private Aviation, Automobiles, Art, Property, Travel…everything in the world of luxury goods and services gathered together in one place. Designed to meet the new expectations of consumers in the luxury market, the CANNES COLLECTION exhibition will present the latest innovations of the leading companies and enable visitors to try out products in real conditions, as well as permitting them to purchase their dream item on the spot.
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  • e3 Systems Launches Bandwidth on Demand for Yachts

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    Last year saw Mallorca-based e3 systems introduce Kymeta flat panel antennas to the yachting world at the Palma Show and this year, they are launching a first-of-its-kind bandwidth on demand service.
  • Porto Lotti in the Gulf of La Spezia Joins Camper & Nicholsons Marinas

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Laura Harrison

    Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is delighted to announce that Porto Lotti is the newest member to join the exclusive Camper & Nicholsons Marinas 1782 Club; a by-invite-only club that provides international marketing reach to some of the world’s finest yachting destinations. Porto Lotti is a luxury superyacht marina in the Gulf of La Spezia, Italy, surrounded by art, history and tradition, in cruising distance of the Cinque Terre.
  • BWA Yachting Spain to Partner with LYBRA's The Superyacht Show

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    BWA Yachting Spain has teamed up with The Superyacht Show, a client-centric showcase that aims at delivering the greatest customer experience by attracting high quality superyachts, yachting companies and a selection of hand-picked luxury products and high-end lifestyle brands which will complement the on-water display.
  • Van der Valk Takes Order for Third Explorer

    Posted: 16th April 2018 | Written by: Van der Valk

    Van der Valk in the Netherlands has received the order for the third in its impressive line of Explorer motoryachts. This 28-metre project with a raised pilothouse is being built for a repeat client and will benefit from the full range of Van der Valk’s expertise and craftsmanship as well as the owner’s vision and experience of enjoying life on the ocean waves.
  • BWA Yachting Opens New Monaco Office

    Posted: 13th April 2018 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    BWA Yachting, the international superyacht services provider, is delighted to announce the official opening of its newest corporate office in the prime location of Monaco-Montecarlo, in addition to the long-established BWA Yachting Monaco's office, headed by Lionel Avias, that will continue to serve yachts locally.
  • MYBA Announces its New Board

    Posted: 12th April 2018 | Written by: MYBA

    MYBA has the pleasure of announcing its new board members, who will oversee the internationally renowned and influential yachting association for the next two years. The President, Gaye Joyeau-Bourgeois heads up a panel of highly respected professionals who, as board members, will employ their experience and time in safeguarding the superyacht industry's interests.
  • Ecospeed Anti-Fouling - Just Wash and Go

    Posted: 11th April 2018 | Written by: Patrik Wheater

    It is a fact of maritime life that ships’ hulls attract fouling, and there is no coating available that can completely prevent this. Yet most anti-fouling or foul-release coatings carry risks of damage to the environment or to the coatings themselves during cleaning. Ecospeed is the system that delivers fast, effective cleaning without releasing damaging toxins during the process.
  • UK P&I Club Supports IMRF Maritime Mass Rescue Projects

    Posted: 11th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The UK P&I Club has made a significant donation to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) to support its work developing resources, training and building preparedness for maritime mass rescue operations.
  • Palm Beach International Boat Show Reports Continued Growth

    Posted: 10th April 2018 | Written by: Marielle Sologuren

    Four days of picture-perfect weather set the stage for the 33rd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, welcoming more exhibitors and guests than ever before to the spectacular display along Flagler Drive. A steady stream of shoppers and browsers throughout the weekend contributed to a 7.5 percent increase in gate attendance over 2017. Boating enthusiasts had more to see, with the number of boats in the water for sale, both new and used, up 6 percent.
  • Vertex Tech Promises Joy of Fast Flight Metres Above Sea

    Posted: 10th April 2018 | Written by: Gonzague Leruth

    London-based innovation company Exclin Ltd has revealed its new concept: the Vertex Recreational Vehicle – a next-generation, fuel-efficient vehicle concept that will offer pilots an exhilarating, low-altitude flight over sea. Based on patented, award-winning Vertex Lift System technology, the vehicle will also allow vertical take-off and the ability to explore far-flung island locations beyond the range of a speedboat.
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  • Mission Ocean: What Goes Around, Comes Around

    Posted: 14th April 2017 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The amount of trash in the ocean is increasing every moment, being ingested by fish and entering the food chain. A recent French documentary reported on a study where samples of mussels were taken from across France and Spain and the results were horrendous. Just 100g of mussels can contain up to 57 pieces of microplastic... that’s a lot of plastic for one bowl of moules frites.
  • Piracy Report HRA: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somalia

    Posted: 12th April 2017 | Written by: Securewest International

    The High Risk Area (HRA) of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Somalia Coastline has been relatively benign for a number of years but a recent spike in piracy activity raises fresh concerns for the security of vessels transiting this region. Securewest International Maritime Intelligence Team has observed the surge of incidents since 1 February 2017 and present their conclusions and recommendations.
  • High Flying with Superyacht Charity Cogs4Cancer

    Posted: 12th April 2017 | Written by: Sarrah Macey

    Since launching their first endurance cycling challenge four years ago, the superyacht charity Cogs4Cancer (C4C) has benefited from support from a number of high flyers and celebrities including Rihanna, Sylvester Stallone and Roman Abramovitch.
  • 7 Things to do During a Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charter

    Posted: 12th April 2017 | Written by: 212 Yachts

    Cannes is one of the most popular French Riviera yacht charter destinations and global media will have their eyes on the town during next month's Cannes Film Festival which takes place from 17 - 28 May. Whether you have booked a corporate yacht charter to entertain industry clients, or a day boat rental, 212 Yachts has seven great ideas for things to see and do during a Cannes Film Festival yacht charter. Enjoy!
  • Valencia Boat Show 1-5 November 2017

    Posted: 11th April 2017 | Written by: Blanca López Handrich

    The Valencia Boat Show will be held from 1-5 November in the Marina of Valencia showcasing water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, paddle surf, kayaking an diving. The show also has a new image for 2017, inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and the thriving field of water sports.
  • The Story Behind the Photo: Costa Rica’s Sea Turtle Arribada

    Posted: 11th April 2017 | Written by: Christelle Holler

    Three years ago, after a dive trip organized by Superyacht Private Expeditions we decided to take the time to explore Costa Rica a little further. We had had some of our most vibrant underwater encounters in a world which seemed relatively safe from poaching and illegal fishing, and it felt like we were part of the happy few witnessing marine wildlife absolutely untouched by human activity.
  • ECPY Riviera Yachting RDV: 18-20 April 2017

    Posted: 10th April 2017 | Written by: Karin Berner

    The European Committee for Professional Yachting (ECPY) is hosting the Riviera Yachting RDV in th Port of Nice from 18-20 April. ECPY is an association created in January 1993 to represent the interests of yachting professionals and to create the necessary conditions for the development of the yachting industry on the Cote d'Azur.
  • Sea Service Verification on Large Yachts: MIN 543 (M)

    Posted: 8th April 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson

    The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has now published MIN 543 (M): Sea Service Verification on Large Yachts, outlining revised arrangements for the verification of Sea Service Testimonials (SST) for seafarers working on large yachts. As well as direct applications to MCA, this formalises authority for verification via Nautilus International and the Professional Yachting Association (PYA).
  • Efficient Sea App - Complete Vessel Management System

    Posted: 2nd April 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Efficient Sea App is an iPad app that sets itself apart from existing programs with its comprehensive array of manuals, checklists, templates and compliance reporting forms. It's also very simple to use - a complete vessel management system in a single iPad app.
  • Rio Boat Show: 5-11 April 2017

    Posted: 1st April 2017 | Written by: Karin Berner

    The Rio Boat Show, the largest indoor nautical event in Latin America, takes place at the exhibition centre Marina da Glória in Rio De Janeiro from 5-11 April 2017 in partnership with ACOBAR, the Brazilian Association of Boat Builders.
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