• New Addition to the Fraser Team Announced

    Posted: 6th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Fraser, the world’s leading luxury yacht service provider, is delighted to announce the addition of a new member to their team of unrivalled superyacht experts. Chris Feffer who became a Captain at the age of 21, has joined the Seattle office as a Sales Broker.
  • Major Changes to Regulations for Pleasure Vessels & Temporary Commercial Use

    Posted: 3rd August 2018 | Written by: British Marine

    The MCA has published a consultation on a new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels in Temporary Commercial Use and Pleasure Vessel Exemptions - one of the most significant regulatory changes for the UK’s marine industry since the review of the Recreational Craft Directive.
  • Josephine Ive Joins Luxe Knowledge Centre by SuperyachtOS

    Posted: 3rd August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht Operating Systems (SOS) is delighted to welcome valet expert, Josephine Ive, to collaborate on their innovative Luxe SOP System & Knowledge Centre. Josephine's contribution to Luxe will provide valuable and comprehensive information around Guest Personal Care and Etiquette.
  • Crew Onboard Luna have had Passports Returned

    Posted: 2nd August 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Update on divorce case affecting crew onboard superyacht Luna: Having effectively been trapped in Dubai onboard MY Luna, Nautilus members serving on the Marshall Islands-registered vessel have now had their passports returned to them.
  • Radiance On Board Expands Across the Balearics

    Posted: 30th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    This season Radiance, the elite on board spa and fitness service for yachts and private residences, has extended its reach in the Balearics. As part of its growth strategy Radiance also welcomes Nick Mott as Financial Director, Wanda Lammers as Head of Training and Operations and Paul Cook joins its advisory board.
  • Nautilus Assists Superyacht Crew Caught up in Divorce Dispute

    Posted: 30th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Nautilus International, the seafarer's union, is assisting crew members who have been caught up in a bitter divorce dispute between a Russian superyacht owner and his ex-wife. Nautilus stepped in to support members after crew on the 115m Luna - the world’s second largest expedition yacht - had their passports seized by authorities in Dubai, where the vessel has been impounded since October last year.
  • Survey: Working Conditions for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 26th July 2018 | Written by: Olivia Swift

    The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and MHG Insurance are keen to hear your views on how the working life of superyacht crew could be improved. Please share your views and experiences in our survey - your contribution will make a real difference to the working conditions of current and future crew.
  • Exciting New Chef & Menus at Karpaz Gate Marina

    Posted: 26th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has appointed a new chef with a tempting mix of local and international dishes at its stunning Hemingway’s Resto-Bar and Beach Club venues this summer. At the idyllic coastal destination near Yenierenkoy, Karpaz, guests can enjoy refreshments inside or outside on the promenade at Hemingway’s, or at the Beach Club.
  • HISWA Symposium of Yacht Design & Construction 2018

    Posted: 24th July 2018 | Written by: Annmarie Burgmans

    Celebrating 50 years of the HISWA Symposium, the 2018 edition with the theme 'Back to the Future' will invite experts and delegates to reflect on 50 years of past and future innovations in the fields of yacht design and construction.
  • DAME Design Awards 2018 Open for Entries

    Posted: 24th July 2018 | Written by: Annmarie Burgmans

    The DAME Design Awards, judged during METSTRADE in November, is the most significant marine equipment competition of its kind. Participation is open to manufacturers and authorised suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at METSTRADE and entries are now open until 18 September 2018.
  • 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.
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Fast Approaching

    Posted: 17th December 2015 | Written by: Regattanews

    The fleet of 110 international yachts is in the final stage of preparations for the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015, which will start on Saturday, 26 December in Sydney Harbour.
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  • HMY Yacht Sales Breaks Sales Record in February

    Posted: 12th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    HMY Yacht Sales, one of the largest yacht dealers and brokerage firms in the world with 12 locations and 45 yacht sales professionals on staff, is excited to announce their accomplishment of reaching record sales in February. With 32 brokerage boats sold totalling 2,145 feet and nearly $60-million in value, HMY's influence continues to expand as March commences.
  • Global Eagle Receives $150 Million Investment

    Posted: 9th March 2018 | Written by: Global Eagle

    Global Eagle, a leading provider of media, content, connectivity and data analytics to markets across air, sea and land. has announced that it will receive a $150 million investment from Searchlight Capital Partners and that it intends to use $78 million to repay all existing revolving-credit facility debt.
  • Marinanow Announces Acquisition of MooringSpot

    Posted: 9th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    In an important development for the European nautical market, Marinanow, an online booking platform for Mediterranean marinas, has announced its acquisition of MooringSpot, the Monaco based market leader in marina berth marketing and booking. Peter Murray Kerr, the managing Director and founder of MooringSpot will join Marinanow as a business development consultant. The combined platforms will list a greater number of berths in the Mediterranean and will invest in a new French language interface.
  • Yare Captains Networking Forum Programme

    Posted: 9th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Yare Superyacht Networking Forum is a leading B2B event for the yachting industry unique in its focus on nurturing links between captains, suppliers and stakeholders. This year the event takes place from 18th to 21st April in Viareggio, Italy, where Tuscany's strong maritime offering will also be showcased.
  • World Superyacht Awards 2018

    Posted: 9th March 2018 | Written by: Boat International

    The remarkable list of nominations for the World Superyacht Awards boasts 68 of the finest superyachts launched throughout 2017. Each year, the line-up of yachts reveals the strides regularly made in superyacht design, and this year’s nominees represent the biggest and best yachts out on the seas.
  • e3 Systems Promises the Cheapest 4G Data with Big Data Europe Sim

    Posted: 8th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Palma-based e3 Systems, the global superyacht communications provider today announced the immediate availability of the BIG DATA EUROPE SIM, which delivers the cheapest 4G data, unlimited usage and coverage in over 40 countries.
  • New ‘Declaration of Conformity’ Templates Available

    Posted: 7th March 2018 | Written by: ICOMIA

    New boatbuilder, PWC and marine engine manufacturer ‘Declaration of Conformity’ templates are now available after EU Member State representatives, market surveillance authorities and the European Commission approve the recreational marine industry’s new ‘product passport'.
  • Excelerate Marine Manages Every Part of the Puzzle

    Posted: 7th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Excelerate Marine is the maritime subsidiary of Excelerate Technology Group, a British company founded in 2002, and the premier provider of fast-response data services for the UK emergency services and government. Excelerate Marine extends these core capabilities to the yachting sector as a full end-to-end supplier, integrator and maintainer of the technology required to operate luxury vessels.
  • Nautilus Secures ‘Milestone’ Payments for Abandoned Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 6th March 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    The maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International has secured a ‘milestone’ payment for crew members owed more than US$1m wages after the superyacht on which they are working was abandoned by its Indian multi-millionaire owner.
  • Sevenstar Yacht Transport Unveils New Website

    Posted: 1st March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Sevenstar Yacht Transport is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services, with a global network of destinations and a fleet of over 120 independent vessels. Today they unveil a new website to provide a better service to their clients.
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  • 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.
  • McMurdo Smartfind S20 Survivor Recovery System

    Posted: 17th July 2013 | Written by: McMurdo Marine

    McMurdo has equipped the crew of a boat racing in the 2013 Transpacific (Transpac) Yacht Race with the company’s Smartfind S20 Survivor Recovery System (SRS). The Tritium Racing entry, a 73-foot trimaran, left Los Angeles on Saturday (July 13) and is attempting to break the record of 5 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds for the 2,225 nautical mile race to Honolulu. The Transpac dates to 1906 and is held every two years.
  • GOST® Launches Web Site for Security

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

    GOST® Launches Web Site for Commercial Marine Security, Monitoring, Tracking and Surveillance Systems. GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has launched a new web site featuring the company’s marine security, monitoring, tracking and surveillance systems for workboats, barges, cargo ships and other vessels for use in maritime commerce at www.gostcommercial.com.
  • LanoProtect Eco Friendly Prop Anti-Foul & Under Water Lubricant

    Posted: 14th June 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    LanoProtect Marine Bio Anti-Foul and Underwater Lubricant is a long lasting, environmentally friendly anti-foul for propellers. It is also a very effective under water lubricant suitable for running gear applications. Specially formulated with an Anti-Microbial Marine Growth Inhibitor designed to give a strangling or suffocating effect of up to 650 living organisms. Prevents corrosion and can help increase fuel efficiency. Can be applied above and below water surfaces.
  • Interlux® Brightside® Polyurethane Topside Finish

    Posted: 31st May 2013 | Written by: HomePortMarine.com

    Interlux® Brightside® Polyurethane is a hard, ready-mixed, one part polyurethane topside finish that has the ease of use of an enamel with the high gloss of a two part polyurethane. Excellent application characteristics yield a 'sprayed on' look when brush applied in thin coats. Ideal for use anywhere above the true waterline. Abrasion-resistant and easy to clean, resists staining, chemicals and dirt. Available in a variety of bright, crisp colors.
  • 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.
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  • Seatec 2017: 29-31 March

    Posted: 28th February 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Seatec is an international exhibition of technology and design for the marine industry taking place this year from 29-31 March in Marina di Carrara in Italy. The conference programme is dedicated to current issues and innovations in shipbuilding, management and yacht design, impacting a range of global marine markets.
  • Bad Financial Advice: How to avoid it

    Posted: 15th February 2017 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    Many of you will have come across Facebook posts concerning crew who have received bad financial advice. Sadly, in all too many cases, they have lost some or all of the funds they invested. When you consider the time and hard work involved in earning these funds, everyone owes it to themselves to ensure they get sound financial advice and understand the risks associated with each type of investment.
  • NeKo: Putting the Vision into Yacht Provisions

    Posted: 15th February 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney

    NeKo certainly knows how to make an impression, and anyone who attended the 2014 MYBA Charter Show in Genoa will remember their spectacular stand and lively after show drinks along Porto Antico’s Molo Vecchia. Three years on, NeKo is growing at an impressive rate and the decision to expand from ship chandlery into provisioning 12 years ago is proving to be a very smart move.
  • Asia Pacific: Focus on New Zealand’s Marinas

    Posted: 11th February 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    With the rise in world-class marinas in nearly every region, New Zealand has also been developing their docks and creating larger berths for larger vessels. Auckland in particular is now home to some excellent marinas and anchorages, with the advantage of world-class refit and maintenance facilities nearby. We spoke to two men on the ground, Charlie Dwyer and Duthie Lidgard of Asia Pacific Superyachts, to learn more.
  • New Chef Training Package from Secrets de Cuisine

    Posted: 10th February 2017 | Written by: Jacqui Leigh

    Secrets de Cuisine now offers a new training package for yacht chefs, incorporating the MCA Ship's Cook Certificate Assessment and Level 3 Food Safety Training with virtual learning environment (VLE) access, an attractively priced all-in-one training solution.
  • Les Voiles d'Antibes - Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2017

    Posted: 8th February 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    Les Voiles d'Antibes is the first major European event of the classic sailing season and for years it has marked the opening of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge circuit in the Mediterranean. This year's Voiles d'Antibes takes place from 31 May - 4 June.
  • Yacht Design: Shining a Light on Southampton with Giles Barkley

    Posted: 5th February 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney

    When it comes to choosing the right degree course for a career in superyacht design or production, there aren’t many institutions worldwide that can compete with the two Yacht Design and Production degrees taught at Southampton Solent University’s School of Maritime Science and Engineering, which includes Warsash Maritime Academy.
  • Crew Health: The Importance of Hydration

    Posted: 5th February 2017 | Written by: Rudi Keil

    Reading about New Year’s Resolutions in February may make you want to groan, but it's never too late to make positive changes for your health and diet - especially changes you can easily stick to while working onboard your yacht. Let's start by looking at the benefits of optimum hydration.
  • Mission Ocean: Stop Using Plastic Microbeads!

    Posted: 3rd February 2017 | Written by: Laura Beard

    With growing concern about the health of our oceans, everyone is talking about microbeads. But what are they, and how do they end up in our oceans and lakes? How can you identify them, and what alternatives are there?
  • CHIRP Maritime: Project MARTHA Reports on Effects of Fatigue

    Posted: 2nd February 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    CHIRP Maritime has announced the publication of the MARTHA Report, a three year study looking at the impact of fatigue on the wellbeing of seafarers in terms of mental health, motivation and safety. The study surveyed crew operating commercial ships, where the pressures of competitive schedules, reduced crew numbers and long periods away from home were found to be significant factors.
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