• An Action Packed September at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

    Posted: 1st September 2018 | Written by: Marialisa Panu

    Following the offshore Palermo - Porto Cervo - Montecarlo race and the Trofeo Formenton in Porto Rafael, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) is getting ready for a busy sporting calendar in September including: The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, The Rolex Swan Cup, The Perini Navi Cup and The Audi Italian Sailing League Final.
  • DAME 2018 Charities - Wetwheels & Blue Marine Foundation

    Posted: 31st August 2018 | Written by: Annemarie Burgmans

    The annual DAME Design Awards at the start of METSTRADE assure global exposure for the winning products and the entry fees are also donated to a good cause. This year the two charities chosen to receive the funds are Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation.
  • A Superyacht in Crisis: Are you Prepared?

    Posted: 31st August 2018 | Written by: Lesley Walker

    If your yacht were suddenly involved in a crisis with the potential to escalate would you know how to handle it? On Tuesday 25th September the IOMSF is hosting a conference to explore this topic at the Metropole Hotel in Monaco - be sure to register early!
  • Fusion Marine Systems off to a Flying Start

    Posted: 30th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Fusion Marine Systems (FMS), a new audio visual and technology company, has just completed the first integration of their revolutionary Fusion Air App control system on one of the largest yachts in the superyacht fleet.
  • American Owners can now Register Yachts Above 300 GT with US Flag

    Posted: 17th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As of Monday 13 August, 2018, US yacht owners can now register above 300 GT with a US flag. This long overdue change to a law dating back to 1920 is the result of years of lobbying by industry stakeholders, a triumph for patriotic owners and a boost for the US yacht market as a whole.
  • Asia Pacific Superyachts Joins APS Association

    Posted: 16th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) has become a Premium Member of Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA), a move celebrated by the APS network of owner-agents across 18 regions in 16 countries.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Launches Shipyard Supply Co.

    Posted: 16th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The founders of Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT), Josh and Claire Richardson, have launched Shipyard Supply Co. (SSCo.), to meet growing demand for quality superyacht deck equipment. The new business will be headed up by Luke Porter, previously with Oyster Yachts, allowing both companies to focus on their respective markets.
  • Ship with a Story: Empire Windrush

    Posted: 13th August 2018 | Written by: Andrew Linington

    The Empire Windrush is well known for bringing the first large group of Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean to alleviate labour shortages in the UK. But this famous voyage is just one in the ship's interesting past that mirrors the turbulent history of the mid twentieth century.
  • The 2019 Phuket Yacht Show Will Deliver what the Industry Wants

    Posted: 7th August 2018 | Written by: Duncan Worthington

    The Phuket Yacht Show is set to become the definitive luxury yachting and lifestyle event when it welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world to the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina from 4 – 7 January, 2019. Lead by Show Director Andy Dowden and financially backed by experienced boat show operators from Turkey, Phuket Yacht Show organisers are promising to deliver the best yacht show ever seen in Phuket.
  • Testifying to MEDYS Success

    Posted: 6th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The international attendees at this year’s 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show were very enthusiastic about sharing their impressions of the event. The show, which took place from 28 April to 1 May was the largest so far, with 107 luxury crewed yachts available for inspection by 400 professionals. When asked what impressed them most about MEDYS 2018, they unanimously agreed on the show’s growth since its inception, its high level of professionalism, superb organisation, the excellent standards and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the idyllic location of Nafplion.
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  • Innovation Award Celebrates the Career of Giuseppe Carnevali

    Posted: 28th March 2018 | Written by: Massimo Procopio

    A standing ovation saluted Giuseppe Carnevali, co-founder and President of Navionics, who changed the way the world navigates, as he received an award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, at the Miami International Boat Show in February. The award honours Giuseppe's lifetime commitment to modernising marine navigation.
  • Fiji Expects Leap in Visiting Yachts in 2018

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    In 2017, Fiji received a record number of visiting yachts. Port Denarau Marina, considered a hub for visiting luxury yachts, welcomed 65 superyachts and 554 yachts last year, showing strong growth in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston. The nation's yachting professionals are positive that growth will continue in 2018 aided by the Government's reduction of the Superyacht Charter Tax from 12.5% to 10%.
  • Biggest Yet Boat Builder Awards Launched for 2018

    Posted: 21st March 2018 | Written by: Annemarie Burgmans

    A new date on the opening night of METSTRADE, two new award categories, and spectacular entertainment promise to make this year's celebration of achievements in the boat building industry the best yet.
  • e3 Systems Meets Global Demand for Kymeta Flat Panels

    Posted: 21st March 2018 | Written by: e3 systems

    e3 Systems is expanding its global network of certified distribution and installation partners to meet the demand for new flat panel technology.
  • JFA Yachts Shipyard Equipped with New 400T Travel Lift

    Posted: 19th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    JFA Yachts is a well established yacht building and refit shipyard in Concarneau, North-West France. Concarneau harbour has just been equipped with a 400 T Travel lift and 2 marine flat-bed trolleys of 200T capacity each. With a minimum 5 metre draft along the access channel, Concarneau harbour is accessible at all times and comes equipped with the perfect tools for yacht refits.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Expands Team

    Posted: 16th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht Tenders & Toys has welcomed Tash Cooper to the team in Customer Services. With its ever expanding product lines, SYTT is now offering ‘more than just Toys and Tenders’ and is manufacturing its own brand of products here in the UK. However, being on hand with a swift solution and excellent customer service continues to be the company's priority.
  • SEACURE® Nominated for Green Technology Award

    Posted: 15th March 2018 | Written by: Patrik Wheater

    Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCURE® Ballast Water Treatment system has been nominated in the technology category of the GST & Shipping2030 Europe Conference and Awards. The Green Ship Technology of the Year Award is presented to a company that has developed an innovative technology that benefits the shipping industry with a focus on “greener operations”, demonstrating shipping’s efforts to operate more sustainability.
  • Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Sail into Edinburgh Marina

    Posted: 15th March 2018 | Written by: Laura Harrison

    Camper & Nicholsons Marinas confirmed today that it has agreed terms with Edinburgh Marina Granton Harbour Limited to design, commission, manage and operate the new Edinburgh Marina, the centrepiece of the unique £500 million waterside quarter development close to Edinburgh city centre and gateway to exploring Scotland’s renowned cruising area.
  • Why Attend MEDYS 2018?

    Posted: 15th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As the 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show approaches, the Greek Yachting Association is once again looking forward to a very successful event in which the crème de la crème of crewed luxury yachts registered in the EU will gather at the historic port of Nafplion. This year, the show will take place from the 28th of April to the 1st of May and is set to attract another impressive line-up of exquisite leisure crafts available for charter in Greek waters and beyond.
  • Expansion of Camper & Nicholsons' Port Louis Marina Gains Government Backing

    Posted: 13th March 2018 | Written by: Laura Harrison

    The Government of Grenada supports the plan to increase the number of berths available in the Southern Caribbean at Camper & Nicholsons' sought after Port Louis Marina. The support of additional berthing facilities and new pontoons at Port Louis Marina has been considered for some time and the project is now expected to go ahead in 2019 to increase the number of berths by 50%.
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  • GOST® Launches FLIR® M-Series Thermal Cameras at NMEA 2013

    Posted: 25th September 2013 | Written by: GOST

    At the opening of the 2013 National Marine Electronics Association Conference & Expo in San Diego today, GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies) and FLIR® Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) announced the integration of the GOST Watch HD Remote streaming video platform with FLIR’s M-Series Premium Thermal Night Vision System.
  • ENJO Yachting Brainchild the ENJO Yachting Angels in time for MYS

    Posted: 20th September 2013 | Written by: ENJO Yachting

    ENJO is a revolutionary, chemical-free method of cleaning which removes oil, dirt, grease, dust and even bacteria, with a whole range of uniquely designed and manufactured fibres; and just water. Hanne and Rob Donald, the founders of ENJO Yachting, are delighted to introduce this ground-breaking cleaning process to the yachting industry all over the world.
  • 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.
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  • Sea Shepherd Assist Liberian Coast Guard's Arrest of Shrimp Trawler

    Posted: 20th March 2017 | Written by: Sea Shepherd Global

    On 13 March, Star Shrimper XXV, a Nigerian-flagged fishing vessel was boarded in Liberian waters by the Liberian Coast Guard, assisted by Sea Shepherd crew, Israeli maritime advisors and conservationists. The vessel was fishing without a Liberian license, a serious offense under the Liberian Fisheries Regulations which carries a fine of up to USD 1,000,000.
  • ISAs and Yacht Crew - Don't Miss Out!

    Posted: 18th March 2017 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    Many UK yacht crew are aware that they can file tax returns under the Seafarers Earnings Deduction (SED) and claim 100% tax relief on their income from yachting. What many crew may not know is that once you become a UK tax resident, you are also eligible to invest your earnings in ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) providing tax advantages on savings and investments.
  • New French Social Security Laws: Implications for Yacht Crew & Owners

    Posted: 18th March 2017 | Written by: John Cook

    France has now brought its social security laws in line with the mandatory requirements of MLC 2006 with Decree no 2017-307 which comes into force on 1 July 2017. Together with a major law firm, Lesia Group has studied the Decree to provide clarification on the implications of this new legislation for yacht owners and yacht crew.
  • Developing Crew Stability: The Crew Turnover Survey

    Posted: 10th March 2017 | Written by: Karen Passman

    There are many myths and differing perceptions about the causes of crew turnover, but it remains a challenging issues for the superyacht industry. Last year Impact Crew conducted a crew turnover survey to identify the facts and dispel some myths. Here we explore the findings in more detail, look at the real cost of high crew turnover and discover the all-important recipe for improving crew retention.
  • Huge Haul of Shark Fins Discovered Despite International Shipping Ban

    Posted: 9th March 2017 | Written by: Sea Shepherd Global

    Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global - as part of their global shark defense campaign Operation Apex Harmony - has verified that large shipments of shark fin are still arriving in Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have made ‘No Shark Fin’ carriage ban commitments.
  • FX Snap: Brexit Bill Defeated Again, China Prints Trade Deficit

    Posted: 8th March 2017 | Written by: Kevin Tullett

    (GBP/USD) remains exposed to further downside risks & GBP remains weighed by another setback faced by the UK PM Theresa May in her effort to trigger the Article 50, after the Brexit Bill failed to pass through the House of Lords for the second time yesterday. The Brexit Bill defeat threatens the UK PM May’s plans to initiate the Brexit process this month, which will continue to undermine the sentiment around the GBP.
  • Les Voiles de St Barths: 10-15 April 2017

    Posted: 7th March 2017 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    Today sees the start fo the eighth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth which runs from 10 to 15 April. Among the magnificent contenders will be an impressive and unique fleet of Volvo Ocean Race boats, including both VOR 60s and VOR 70s, with the promise of incredible battles and a series of “races within the race.”
  • The Rise of the Superyacht Submarine

    Posted: 5th March 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Personal submarines are the latest must-have accessories for superyacht owners looking for novel ways to enjoy the water, and for guests who aren’t experienced divers to descend up to 1,000m+ to experience far reaching views of the watery deep from inside an acrylic dome.
  • Singapore Yacht Show: 6 - 9 April 2017

    Posted: 3rd March 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    The Singapore Yacht Show, Asia's premer yachting event, is held at ONE°15 Marina Club on the island of Sentosa from 6- 9 April 2017. This seventh edition showcases the region's finest yachts available for sale or charter alongside the latest marine accessories and luxury brands.
  • Sea Shepherd: Cool Ships and Conservation

    Posted: 1st March 2017 | Written by: Captain Mark Russell

    Marine wildlife has been a passion of mine for many years and when Sea Shepherd announced in early 2015 that they were building a new custom patrol vessel in Turkey, I wanted to get involved. Unfortunately the timing was off but later in October 2016 I was engaged to captain the delivery of 56m motor yacht Sam Simon from Italy to Mexico to support ongoing work to protect the few remaining Vaquita porpoises from extinction.
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