• 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.
  • LYBRA's The Superyacht Show a Success in OneOcean Port Vell

    Posted: 9th May 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Showcasing a collection of the world’s leading yachts, The Superyacht Show - launched for the first time this year by the Large Yacht Broker Association - took place at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona between the 2nd to 5th May. The much-anticipated show counted luxury brands, prestigious yachting companies and prospective consumers from across the globe, gathering 22 boats with a LOA from 33m to 82m.
  • Out of This World: MY Roswell Yacht Concept

    Posted: 8th May 2018 | Written by: George Lucian

    The Monaco based designer of M/Y “Dare To Dream” and S/Y “Project Origami” has released his latest yacht concept inspired by futuristic shapes and the radar-evading technology of military vessels.
  • 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.
  • Update on French Residence & Social Security for Seafarers

    Posted: 4th May 2018 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    The bureaucratic saga of French legislation imposing social security obligations on seafarers has been watched intensely by the yachting community, stoking fears around employment and the effect on the local economy. After months of lobbying by ECPY and other prominent organizations across the industry, ENIM has now consented to several positive modifications which are explained in the text below.
  • MYBA Superyacht Chefs' Competition 2018: The Winners!

    Posted: 4th May 2018 | Written by: MYBA

    On Thursday 26 April the winners of the 2018 MYBA Superyacht Chefs' Competition were announced at a joyous prize giving ceremony in OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona. This year saw the launch of the Meet & Greet competition alongside the Superyacht Chef awards and the tablescaping competition.
  • Péjout Marine Services To Unveil New 'Green' Fire Extinguisher at Marina High Tech

    Posted: 2nd May 2018 | Written by: Muriel Pénoty

    At a time when everyone is concerned about the environment, Péjout Marine Services goes one step further. For its participation to the Marina High Tech Show (MHT18) which will take place on May 24 and 25 2018 at Villeneuve Loubet in the South of France, the firefighting, security and lifesaving specialist has sought out an ecological product to exhibit.
  • Palma Boat Show Comes of Age Generating Impressive Sales for Multimar Alcudia

    Posted: 2nd May 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 35th Palma Boat Show drew to a satisfying close yesterday having welcomed over 35,000 guests. With 300 boats in the water – 48% more than 2017 – and a brand new 72 metre floating bridge to enhance the visitor experience, exhibitors reacted well to the Show’s improvements with no less than 98% of them saying they would like to take part in the 2019 edition – including Multimar Alcudia.
  • Join 'The Great Cigarette Butt Clean-Up'

    Posted: 30th April 2018 | Written by: Asociacion Ondine

    Asociacion Ondine invites you to join the international "Great cigarette butt clean-up"! The record breaking project is organised by Miguel Garau, a personal trainer and activist and founder of “No más colillas en el suelo” (No more cigarette butts on the ground) with the aim of raising awareness about the pollution caused by discarded cigarette butts in the environment.
  • Inmarsat Launches Superyacht Connectivity Report

    Posted: 30th April 2018 | Written by: Inmarsat

    The 2018 Inmarsat Superyacht Connectivity Report is an extensive connectivity survey on the usage and demands for connectivity onboard the global superyacht fleet. Superyacht skippers and crew are reporting increasing demand for satellite-delivered bandwidth to drive vessel management, address higher than anticipated usage of internet of things (IoT) applications onboard and to deliver navigation optimisation.
  • Full Pogramme for Caribbean CrewFest 2016

    Posted: 11th January 2016 | Written by: Albatross PR

    With the dates for the inaugural Caribbean CrewFest in St Kitts fast approaching (15 to 16 January), Christophe Harbour and ACREW are excited to announce the full details of the two-day programme.
  • Prestige 680 Impresses at London Boat Show 2016

    Posted: 11th January 2016 | Written by: Marine Advertising Agency

    Ancasta presided over the UK launch of the Prestige 680, the newest luxury motor yacht from Prestige, on Friday 8th January 2016 at London Boat Show.
  • Sliding into the New Year with FunAir

    Posted: 6th January 2016 | Written by: Sarrah Macey

    St. Barts was certainly the place to be this New Year. Leo DiCaprio, Harry Styles and Ellen DeGeneres were just some of the celebrities who brought in the New Year on board superyachts near the Caribbean island.
  • Fire Destroys Two Superyachts in Marmaris Marina, Turkey

    Posted: 4th January 2016 | Written by: Yacht Marine Management & Brokerage

    At approximately 02:00am this morning in Marmaris Marina, fire broke out on board motor yacht The One (73m), 30 minutes later spreading to neighbouring motor yacht Barbie (52m).
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart: Ragamuffin 100 (AUS) Claims Second

    Posted: 29th December 2015 | Written by: Regattanews

    A great finish for Ragamuffin 100’s owner, iconic sailing legend Syd Fisher, competing in his 47th Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and who, at 88 years, is the oldest person to ever compete in the race.
  • Comanche Wins Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

    Posted: 28th December 2015 | Written by: Regattanews.com

    Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark's Comanche claimed line honours in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race at 21.58 AEDT today. They successfully completed the 628 nautical miles in two days, 8 hours, 58 minutes and 30 seconds - the first American entry to take line honours since Larry Ellison's Sayornara in 1998.
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Harrowing Start

    Posted: 27th December 2015 | Written by: Regattanews.com

    Saturday night proved harrowing for the crews competing in the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Exactly 24 hours after the majestic start in Sydney Harbour, a quarter of the fleet has retired due to damage inflicted by gale force winds and heavy seas.
  • Safran's Morgan Lagravière Qualifies for Vendée Globe

    Posted: 24th December 2015 | Written by: Team Safran

    Following a tumultuous first solo transit in an IMOCA 60, yesterday morning at 05:32h (French time), Morgan Lagravière crossed the finish line of the Transat Saint-Barth – Port-la-Forêt in 4th position, to qualify for the Vendée Globe.
  • Ben Ainslie: New Year, New Challenges!

    Posted: 22nd December 2015 | Written by: Landrover Bar

    Another very busy year comes to an end for the team, a year in which we have achieved an enormous amount: Launching our second Testing Boat (T2), moving into our new home in Portsmouth and signing major partners like Land Rover, CMC Markets and BT.
  • AMELS Ahead of the Game with Tier III Emissions Test

    Posted: 17th December 2015 | Written by: Amels

    AMELS has become the first Dutch yacht builder to meet stringent new International Maritime Organization (IMO) emissions regulations. The successful test under independent Lloyd’s Register class supervision ensures the generator sets of the new 57.70-metre AMELS 188 will comply with IMO Tier III NOx emissions limits.
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  • Fraser Appoints New Charter Broker

    Posted: 15th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Fraser, a leading luxury yacht service provider, has announced the addition of experienced charter broker Nicola Breymaier to its Monaco team of superyacht experts.
  • Dominion Marine Announces Three New Appointments

    Posted: 11th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Dominion Marine is delighted to start the year by introducing three new team members. Following the restructure of the Group and the launch of new operations in Malta, the new appointments are a welcome addition to the team after a busy 2017 with a sharp increase in new business activity.
  • Ocean Marina Yacht Club crowned Best Marina Development in Asia

    Posted: 8th January 2018 | Written by: Onboardonline

    At the inaugural Christofle Yacht Style Awards, Ocean Marina Yacht Club were crowned “Best Marina Development” in Asia, seeing off stiff competition from marinas throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Announced at a lavish gala dinner in Phuket and attended by more than 300 of the region's marine industry movers and shakers, the awards recognised the best of the yachting industry in Asia and internationally.
  • Essential Update on French Social Security Options

    Posted: 5th January 2018 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    Changes to French social security laws, which came into force on July 1st 2017, have continued to cause consternation and confusion among yacht crew, with a total lack of clarification topped with rumours of a suspension that has yet to materialize. However, as of 1 January 2018, there is a new, government endorsed option for yacht crew to comply with their French social security obligations.
  • Palumbo Group Set To Take Over Mondomarine

    Posted: 4th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Palumbo Group has begun the process of acquiring Mondomarine shipyard, which folded at the end of 2017 putting 57 jobs at risk. By leasing the business unit of the Savona shipyard for a period of six months, Palumbo Group will enable work to recommence and will grant the the immediate reinstatement of nine employees.
  • Marina d'Arechi at the London Boat Show

    Posted: 3rd January 2018 | Written by: Laura Harrison

    Marina d’Arechi anticipate a successful London Boat Show, where they will be encouraging more UK boaters to the 1,000 berth marina in Salerno, Italy – a perfect base for yachts from 10m-100m to explore the Amalfi Coast and Capri.
  • Miami Yacht Show VIP Experience

    Posted: 3rd January 2018 | Written by: Miami Yacht Show

    Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue will take place February 15-19, 2018. This year, private dining, an open bar and special showcases in the climate-controlled waterfront lounge offer a new dimension of luxury, comfort and convenience.
  • MB92 Announces Changes to Board of Directors

    Posted: 20th December 2017 | Written by: Julia Quintana

    Marina Barcelona 92 is a refit company that specialises in complex refit, repair and maintenance projects on over 100 superyachts of between 35m and 200m in length each year. Following the passing of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Jorge Ventosa Garí, Pepe García-Aubert has been appointed Chairman, whilst Deputy Shipyard Manager, Alejo Ventosa Albert, has been made a member of the Board.
  • Kymeta Announces Commercial Availability of KĀLO™

    Posted: 19th December 2017 | Written by: Amy Oliver

    Kymeta and Intelsat S.A. have announced that Kymeta KĀLO internet access is now available with broad initial geographic coverage. Kymeta is redefining how satellite services are purchased with KĀLO internet services, and making mobile communications as easy to buy as a mobile phone plan.
  • Luxury Hospitality Management Reports Significant Growth

    Posted: 18th December 2017 | Written by: Sarah Flavell

    Luxury Hospitality Management (LH) is in a strong position moving into the new year, with a reinforced training team, an extended range of courses and a broader scope of services, which have all been implemented in 2017. These developments form part of LH’s strategic growth and mirrors an increase in market demand for not only 7* luxury hospitality training but also a wider range of course subjects for individual departments and crew teams.
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  • UK Debut For GOST® Watch HD and GOST® Insight HD Security Systems

    Posted: 17th September 2013 | Written by: GOST

    CA Clase, UK distributor for yacht security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems supplier GOST™ (Global Ocean Security Technologies) will introduce the UK market to the GOST® Watch HD and GOST® Insight HD systems at the 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show, September 13-22 (Stand G091, Ocean Hall).
  • Awlgrip® To Launch Three New Product Ranges At IBEX 2013

    Posted: 17th September 2013 | Written by: Awlgrip

    Awlgrip® will introduce the industry to three new product ranges at the 2013 International Boatbuilders Exposition & Conference (IBEX) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, September 17-19 (booth 2241).
  • Dolphinite Showcases GelMatch™

    Posted: 10th September 2013 | Written by: Dolphinite

    Gelcoat products manufacturer Dolphinite will showcase the GelMatch™ All In One Gelcoat Aerosol Can at booth 655 at the 2013 International Boatbuilders’ Exposition & Conference (IBEX) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, September 17-19.
  • New Interlux® Products Featured at 2013 Newport International Boat Show

    Posted: 6th September 2013 | Written by: Jim Seidel – Interlux

    Three new Interlux® products will be featured in the Interlux booth (Newport Yachting Center, Tent D, booths 25-26) at the 2013 Newport International Boat Show, September 12-15 in Newport, Rhode Island. New MarineFilm is a unique, specially developed microfilm designed to provide a temporary repair of small scratches in gelcoat and paint above the waterline.
  • Space-Saving Aquatic AV® 3” Speaker

    Posted: 23rd August 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    The new 3-inch speaker from marine audio systems manufacturer Aquatic AV® needs just 56mm mounting depth, but will deliver the same crystal-clear sound as a speaker needing much more space on board. The fully waterproof, UV and salt-resistant speaker (model number AQ-SPK3.0-4S) is rated at 60 watts maximum power output (30 watts RMS) with a frequency response of 125Hz-20,000Hz. It is capable of stand-alone operation, delivering full range output, or can used to compliment larger speakers already installed in a boat stereo system. MSRP US $20.00.
  • Baron Services Launches Velocity Weather API

    Posted: 6th August 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    Baron Services, Inc., a leading weather technology company, today announced the immediate availability of the Velocity Weather API, designed for use by marine industry manufacturers and software developers who want to integrate a weather stream into their final product, including smart phone and tablet apps, websites, MFDs and chart plotters.
  • Interlux® Interdeck® Slip Resistant Deck Finish

    Posted: 2nd August 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    Interdeck® contains a fine mineral additive to provide a hard wearing, slip resistant, low sheen finish (to reduce sun glare) with a tough, polyurethane resin to protect decks against everyday wear and tear. Will apply easily on all substrates, straight from the can, with brush or roller.
  • ValvTect Completes Fuel Tank Testing at 600-plus Marinas

    Posted: 24th July 2013 | Written by: ValvTect

    Unfortunately, it is all too common for gasoline and diesel storage tanks at marinas to contain excess water and other contaminants such as bacteria and debris. These contaminants can be pumped into boaters’ fuel tanks and can cause an engine to shut down or cause permanent damage. The presence of ethanol gasoline, ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and biodiesel makes this situation even worse.
  • Hulltimo Pro: A new concept of hull cleaning

    Posted: 23rd July 2013 | Written by: Hulltimo

    With rising temperatures boat hulls are increasingly fouled. The Hulltimo concept: increase and adjust the cleaning frequency of your boat’s hull according to its use. Thanks to its patented self-positioning system, Hulltimo’s products offer a simple, quick – nearly instantaneous - low-cost and environmentally-friendly solution.
  • Aquatic AV 8” Waterproof Speaker With High Frequency Horn

    Posted: 19th July 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    The Aquatic AV 8” speaker with a 1” high frequency horn (model AQ-SPK8.0-4) features a silver sport-style grill, is fully waterproof, UV and salt/fog resistant and is supplied with stainless steel mounting hardware – perfect for use in a wet environment on board.
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  • The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

    Posted: 27th December 2016 | Written by: Nadine Escudero

    The oil extracted from coconut meat has been proven to have a number of health benefits as well as a range of uses in cooking, personal care, around the house and for pets. It’s something of a miracle product, and for many years people from the tropics and subtropics have been very creative with its uses. So what makes it so special?
  • Sevenstar Yacht Transport - Sailings to and from ASIA

    Posted: 24th December 2016 | Written by: Sevenstar Yacht Transport

    Update on Sevenstar Yacht Transport's sailings from Asia to the Mediterranean and the USA, from the Med and USA to Asia, and within Asia. Check out routes, ports of call and approximate dates.
  • The Future: Life, the Universe and Everything

    Posted: 23rd December 2016 | Written by: Shawn Engbrecht

    I'll be honest: I wasn't sure whether or not to publish this piece. There are exceptions but, for many people, 2016 was a stinker! Smiles still abound, but when something like this comes across my desk I have to stop and think. It's grim but the sentiment is real, so I'm giving the nod to all those who want to stick two fingers up at a tough year and look ahead to new ways. After all, it's an ill wind...
  • The 5 Best Scuba Diving Accessories

    Posted: 23rd December 2016 | Written by: Zahra Pettican

    Scuba diving is one of the most rewarding activities you can do during a luxury yacht charter but it also presents unique dangers, and divers rely heavily on their training and equipment to keep them safe. Whether a novice or a seasoned diver, here are five great accessories you won't want to be without.
  • The Crew Coach Announces the Superyacht Scholarship 2017

    Posted: 21st December 2016 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

    Building on the success of the 2016 Superyacht Scholarship, The Crew Coach is delighted to announce that the 2017 edition is now open, giving four more young crew members the opportunity of a lifetime to develop their career in the exciting world of luxury yachting.
  • Christmas Roundup from Steward/ess Tips

    Posted: 19th December 2016 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

    As Christmas is fast approaching, this is one of the busiest times of the year for many yachts so we've put together some of our most popular Christmas ideas and suggestions from our Facebook group, Yacht Stewardess Tips.
  • Cedric Seguela: Founder of Secrets de Cuisine

    Posted: 18th December 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As regulations in the yachting industry increase, no department is immune. Under MLC 2006, as of 7 August 2014, it is a requirement for all chefs/ cooks onboard charter yachts with 10 or more crew to have an MCA Ships Cook Certificate. Secrets de Cuisine is the only MCA accredited cooking school in the south of France and we met up with the boss, Cedric Seguela, to get his thoughts, his insight on the role of a yacht chef and the wider trends in high end cuisine.
  • Tax Residency: How to Complete the CRS/ FATCA Form from your Bank

    Posted: 16th December 2016 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    If you are working on a yacht and banking offshore, the likelihood is that you have received, or will receive, a letter entitled CRS/ FATCA concerning your tax residency. It's important that you respond to avoid risk of your accounts being frozen or closed so Patrick Maflin of Marine Accounts has produced a short video explaining how to complete the form.
  • Yacht Engineers Then & Now

    Posted: 6th December 2016 | Written by: Pippa Nicholas

    Yachts engineers, the technical knowledge and qualifications required, have come a long way since the turn of the century. Back in the day, with little or no regulations, the term engineer was used loosely in the yachting community and many of the people looking after yachts had more common sense than paper qualifications. But common sense is a huge part of the job for a sea going engineer.
  • Pumping it up with Inflatables

    Posted: 6th December 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Watersport toys have become an integral part of the experience with superyacht charters and a growing number of manufacturers are also continuing down the route of inflatables, designed with practical and fast deployment, sensible packed down sizes and easy storage.  
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