• 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.
  • Higher Concentrations of Microplastics Found Nearer Major Cities

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    The groundbreaking Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme is analysing data collected by Race team ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ to increase understanding of the factors affecting microplastic accumulation in the oceans. The highest levels of microplastic so far have been found in European waters where the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet.
  • 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.
  • DMS Holland to Develop Stabilisers for Fast-Planing Yachts

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: Monique Caminada-Kolkman

    Following the successful development and subsequent launch to market of the electric roll damping system for yachts up to 30 metres, the MagnusMaster, DMS Holland has now started, in cooperation with Brabant Engineering, the development of a roll damping system for fast-planing yachts up to 30 metres.
  • 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%.
  • 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.
  • Get Onboard the Definitive Guide to the Asia-Pacific

    Posted: 23rd March 2018 | Written by: Ocean Media

    The much-anticipated fourth edition of The Great Southern Route cruising guide will be released in October 2018. The premier source of inspiration and information on the Asia Pacific Region for superyacht Captains, owners and crew worldwide, Ocean Media’s GSR4 is set to be the largest and most comprehensive edition yet and has garnered support and sponsorship from the superyacht industry, skippers and Australian tourism authorities.
  • Torqeedo and WhisperPower collaborate to develop DC Generator

    Posted: 22nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    To extend the range of a yacht or ship equipped with a Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid electric propulsion system, Torqeedo has, in close collaboration with WhisperPower, developed a 25 kW 350V DC variable speed diesel generator. This incredibly compact and silent generator is based on the Genverter principle that WhisperPower has successfully established on the worldwide market. The advanced power electronics of the Genverter ensure that the generator always operates at the most efficient speed so that fuel consumption, noise, vibration and exhaust emissions are minimised.
  • 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.
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  • Update on The ARK / BWA Yachting Aid

    Posted: 15th October 2017 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    Bringing supplies and support to the devastated islands of the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria, the 63m explorer yacht SURI is en route to St Maarten, serving as the second ARK in this heartfelt relief project. Here's an update on our activities to date and how you or your yacht can get involved.
  • SuperYacht Aid Coalition - United Effort in the Caribbean

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: Tim Forderer

    SuperYacht Aid Coalition (SAC), comprised of superyachts, businesses, and yacht support services to provide relief and supplies to hurricane ravaged islands in the Caribbean, has deployed YachtAid Global (YAG) to use its proven logistical skill to fulfill the superyacht industry’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Practical help and financial donations are still very much needed.
  • Bluewater Appoints new VP of Marine Operations

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Bluewater is delighted to announce the appointment of Clive McCartney as VP of Marine Operations & Business Development in their US headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Clive began his career as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy and subsequently spent five years in the cruise industry. More recently he spent the past 13 years as as a yacht manager with Fraser, supporting over 60 yachts with worldwide itineraries.
  • Yachts to be Included in French Wealth Tax

    Posted: 13th October 2017 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    The knocks just keep coming and just as quickly as there is doom there is hope. Never has there been a time of such utter confusion and uncertainty for yachting in France and the industry is growing weary of misinformation and fog. The latest issue concerns wealth tax, as a rather exasperated Thierry Voisin explains in a statement from ECPY.
  • Relief Sailing to and from the Caribbean

    Posted: 7th October 2017 | Written by: SevenStar Yacht Transport

    SevenStar Yacht Transport has announced a relief sailing schedule to support the transport needs of yachts to and from the Caribbean in the wake of hurricane Irma. Upcoming sailings between northern Europe and the Caribbean with ports of call and approximate dates are provided and the team is on hand to discuss your requirements.
  • K1 Britannia Foundation Asks Yachting Community for Help in St Maarten

    Posted: 7th October 2017 | Written by: Priya Thirumur

    Hurricane Irma damaged over 90% of the buildings on St Maarten and left many homeless and unemployed. Ahead of the Caribbean season the K1 Britannia Foundation is now appealing for help from the yachting community to get St Maarten back on its feet.
  • e3 Sails Confidently into Monaco

    Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    With successful sea trials of the Kymeta™ flat panel antennas and terminals successfully completed and a comprehensive suite of new technology and apps to showcase, e3 Systems is all set to take this year's Monaco Yacht Show by storm. The leading communications integrator and solutions provider for the marine industry will be exhibiting at the show in conjunction with Kymeta - the global leader in mobile connectivity behind this game-changing flat panel technology.
  • Nautech Group Expands in the Caribbean

    Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show this week, Nautech Group has announced the acquisition of their sixth shipyard, a repair and refit facility in Martinique increasing their presence and capabilities in the Caribbean. Nautech is now uniquely placed to offer refit and repair work and emergency maintenance on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Meet Sarnia's Specialists in Monaco

    Posted: 26th September 2017 | Written by: Bruce Maltwood

    At this year's Monaco Yacht Show Sarnia will have five members in attendance from the Sarnia Malta and Guernsey teams. Please come along to our stand number QS65 in the air-conditioned Darse Sud tent, near the entrance by La Rascasse.
  • OnboardOnline Collaborates with Oculus Technologies

    Posted: 26th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Focusing on delivering a wider range of content around marinas worldwide, Oculus Technologies has partnered with OnboardOnline who will provide marina data for integration in both YachtEye 3 (for yachts above 50m) and NAUTIQ (for yachts 20-50m), which launches at the Monaco Yacht Show this week.
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  • Reduced VOC Awlcraft® 2000 Range Launches

    Posted: 25th May 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    Houston, Texas USA - AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip® business announces the launch of a new converter and reducers range for their premium repairable Awlcraft® 2000 topcoat system which results in a mixed VOC of just 420g/lt (3.5 lb/gal) when used with any of the Awlcraft 2000 bases.
  • Marinepool announces partnership with XCats

    Posted: 18th May 2013 | Written by: Marinepool

    Marinepool is pleased to announce a three-year agreement as Strategic Partner and “Official Clothing Partner” of the UIM XCat World Series, a global powerboat racing series organized by the World Professional Powerboating Association (WPPA). An UAE delegation headed by WPPA Vice President Dr Khalid Al Zahed and made up of Sid Bensalah, Secretary General of the WPPA and Arif Al Zafeen, Managing Director of Victory Team and multiple powerboat world champion met with the founders and owners of Marinepool to sign the deal, which is the culmination of an eight-year relationship with the leading German maritime lifestyle brand.
  • Aquatic AV Digital Media Locker™ with Bluetooth®

    Posted: 17th May 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    The Digital Media Locker™ with Bluetooth® from marine audio systems manufacturer Aquatic AV keeps most any digital music-playing device clean and dry – and allows the user to wirelessly select and play music anywhere on board. Flush mounts easily. MSRP US $360.00.
  • Bad Elf® GPS Pro Direct Satellite GPS

    Posted: 10th May 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    The small, compact, water-resistant handheld Bad Elf GPS Pro is an Apple-approved accessory that wirelessly connects (via Bluetooth® wireless technology) up to five users of an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad to share real time, direct satellite GPS data for display on digital charts and a wide range of other compatible marine apps on board via satellite – anywhere in the world.
  • MMLJ Dustless Hull Blasting System

    Posted: 3rd May 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    Removing paint and marine growth without harming the gelcoat in a fraction of the time of traditional methods? Watch the video now!
  • Centek Industries GEN-SEP™

    Posted: 26th April 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    The GEN-SEP™ from exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries is used in conjunction with a Centek Vernalift™ muffler on generator sets to separate cooling water from exhaust gasses and is an easy upgrade to any generator system – and the water drain can be located below the water line to eliminate irritating water splash during overnight moorings.
  • Dometic Marine's New Mobile Coffee Maker

    Posted: 24th April 2013 | Written by: Nautic Expo

    The world’s first pad coffee maker for mobile use is now available from Dometic Marine’s WAECO brand. The new WAECO PerfectCoffee PAD 01 produces a perfect cup of fresh coffee after just three minutes’ brewing time.
  • GOST™ and KVH® Yacht Monitoring Packages

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

    Yacht security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems supplier GOST™ (Global Ocean Security Technologies) and KVH® Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communication systems, recently launched the GOST Watch HD mini-VSAT Global Remote Yacht Monitoring Packages.
  • Interlux® Micron® CF (Copper Free)

    Posted: 12th April 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    The latest addition to the premier performance Micron® antifouling line, Micron CF not only offers best-in-class performance in the copper-free category of paints, it also offers the longevity that boat owners have come to expect from traditional copper-based antifoulings. By specifying and using Micron CF, a boat yard or marina gets to experience the benefits of a copper-free product, while ensuring complete satisfaction in performance.
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  • CrewBoard

    Posted: 7th November 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    YachtCloud has launched a free to download app called CrewBoard, a digital record system for crew to sign in and out of their yacht replacing the traditional whiteboard. The app has an attractive and intuitive interface and crewmembers can sign in or out with a simple swipe.
  • Rudi Keil: Crew Fitness Onboard & Ashore

    Posted: 7th November 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson

    As an ex-professional rugby player, Rudi Keil, understands the connection between mind, body and spirit for performance and wellbeing. He's also passionate about good nutrition and set up B MOVED to offer an holistic approach to health for professional, private and yachting clients, as well as a service tailored specifically to the needs of crew onboard and ashore.
  • Why Malta is a Preferred Jurisdiction for Yacht Ownership Structures

    Posted: 4th November 2016 | Written by: Bruce Maltwood

    Choosing a yacht ownership structure has never been a simple matter but, with recent changes in legislation, a minefield of tax laws and fierce competition, along comes Brexit to really shake things up. According to Bruce Maltwood, Director of Sarnia Yachts, these changes present a wave of opportunity, putting Malta firmly in the spotlight as a preferred jurisdiction.
  • Alternative Route to OOW (Yachts under 3,000GT)

    Posted: 3rd November 2016 | Written by: Lars Lippuner

    Since the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competency (CoC) is a command certificate for small craft, the RYA insists that at least half the qualifying 2,500 nautical miles have been acquired on a small vessel under 24m and 200GT. However, as tis makes it difficult for deckhands to progress to an OOW (Yachts under 3000GT) if all their sea time was acquired on large yachts, the MCA has created an alternative route.
  • Why do People Drop Litter on the Beach?

    Posted: 2nd November 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On Saturday 29 October, 40 volunteers of all nationalities and ages gathered in Golfe Juan for a beach cleanup organized by Mission Ocean. We collected a massive 35kg of glass bottles, 18kg of other recyclables, a fishing rod, a ‘for sale’ sign, two broken chairs, a hypodermic needle and tons of cigarette butts and bottle caps, all incredibly dangerous for beach-goers as well as the environment.
  • RNLI Appoints SC Innovation to Design New Shannon Lifeboat Launch & Recovery System

    Posted: 30th October 2016 | Written by: Celia Turner

    SC Innovation has been selected to design the first new variant of the Shannon Launch & Recovery System since it entered service three years ago for the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat. The SL&RS was designed and developed by SC Innovation and the RNLI’s Engineering Project Team to launch the Shannon independently of slipways and harbours.
  • Warsash: Unlimited Officer Cadetship for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 28th October 2016 | Written by: Lars Lippuner

    Warsash Superyacht Academy has introduced a new officer cadet training program tailored specifically to the superyacht industry. Sponsored by The Trinity House Corporation, this program is the first of its kind to issue a UK MCA Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency (CoC).
  • Young Professionals in Yachting - Beach Cleanup on Saturday!

    Posted: 25th October 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnlline

    Together with Alexia Barrier from 4myplanet and Surfrider, YPY (Young Professionals in Yachting) is organizing a beach cleanup on Saturday 29 October. If you haven't yet signed up, there's still time to come and join us! The waste collected along this coastline will be sent for analysis as part of further research into the impact marine litter has on our oceans.
  • Yachts Miami Beach: 16-20 February 2017

    Posted: 24th October 2016 | Written by: Pierson Grant

    Formerly the Yacht and Brokerage Show, Yachts Miami Beach has a new layout for 2017, and will transform Collins Avenue into a multi-million dollar display of the world's most extraordinary yachts and superyachts from leading designers and builders. The show covers over 1.2 million square feet over a mile-long strip of Indian Creek Waterway, and will feature over 500 yachts plus all the latest marine products, services and accessories.
  • Sea Crowd: New Crowdfunding Platform for Marine Projects

    Posted: 23rd October 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Collaboration between three Italian entrepreneurs has led to the launch of Sea Crowd, a new crowdfunding platform dedicated entirely to projects relating to the sea. The new platform has been online only for a few days and is set to provide a valuable fund raising service for ideas and projects around boating, marine engineering, shipbuilding, yacht brokerage, marine technology innovation, water sports, maritime tourism, fishing and protection of the marine environment.
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