• Barbados Sailing Week January 2018

    Posted: 22nd December 2017 | Written by: Sue Pelling

    The Caribbean race season’s opening regatta formerly known as the Mount Gay Round Barbados Series has been renamed Barbados Sailing Week. Running from 16-24 January, it is expected to once again attract top class competition. The headline event challenges competitors to take on the 60 NM Mount Gay Round Barbados Race for the chance to win their skipper’s weight in rum if records are broken.
  • 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.
  • Momentum Building towards the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

    Posted: 15th December 2017 | Written by: Kirsten Ferguson

    In the countdown to the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, anticipation is building with a number of world-class maxi, multihull and monohull teams having signed up early to race. Scheduled for March 1-4, 2018 and staged out of the St. Maarten Yacht Club in Simpson Bay, the regatta is a staple on the Caribbean racing calendar each year, attracting seasoned sailors from around the world with its perfect blend of top-tier racing and lively shore side entertainment.
  • Winter Port of Call: Porto Montenegro

    Posted: 15th December 2017 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    The low season sails to new heights in Porto Montenegro, where there are pristine peaks to ski, New Year's Eve parties that go off with a bang and sailing courses to get the adrenaline going.
  • Rivergate Cements Global Status

    Posted: 14th December 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Rivergate Marina & Shipyard is ranked third in the world on Boat International’s Refit Crew list of the top international yards to undertake superyacht refit work, topping its nearest Aussie competitor and 29 of the leading yards in the US, Italy, UK, Spain and France.
  • New Event to Showcase Marine Innovation & Sustainability

    Posted: 14th December 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Marina High Tech is a new international event on the Côte d'Azur highlighting sustainable innovation across the marine industry and the commercial imperative for new technologies that favour the marine environment.
  • Yare Superyacht Networking Forum Returns in 2018

    Posted: 12th December 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    YARE (Yachting After Sales & Refit Experience) returns from 18th to the 21st April 2018 to offer an unmissable and unique B2B event. The series of events fosters business links between captains and industry stakeholders and has been designed to be as interactive, dynamic and efficient as possible, promoting dialogue, professional development and networking of real value to all participants.
  • Find Your Perfect Sailing Holiday with Sunsail at The London Boat Show

    Posted: 12th December 2017 | Written by: Sunsail

    Sunsail is once again set to wow visitors at ExCeL London in January 2018 with its array of Mediterranean, Caribbean and further flung sailing getaways, at the Boating & Watersports Holiday Show.
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  • e3 Systems and Kymeta Agree Exclusive Global Distribution

    Posted: 6th June 2017 | Written by: Diane Franklin

    e3 Systems and Kymeta Corporation have signed an exclusive global distribution agreement to deliver innovative flat panel satellite solutions to the superyacht market. e3 Systems will represent Kymeta's revolutionary metamaterials-based electronically steered flat panel satellite antennas and connectivity services, making the solutions available through select value added resellers and other strategic partners.
  • Hill Robinson Opens Offices in Port of Monaco

    Posted: 2nd June 2017 | Written by: Mariska Biesheuvel

    Hill Robinson has announced the opening of two new offices in the port of Monaco, following several years of expansion worldwide including the USA, the Isle of Man and Cyprus. The new Monaco offices will provide yacht management services and support for sales and charter.
  • Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort & Marina

    Posted: 1st June 2017 | Written by: Georgie Bentley Buckle

    Located directly on the waterfront, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort is the ultimate wellness destination for yacht owners on the peninsula Halkidiki in Greece. Take advantage of the unique facilities for a wellness stop off, and leave your yacht in the safety of the marina.
  • Fiji’s Port Denarau Marina in the Spotlight

    Posted: 1st June 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The Marina Industries Association (MIA) recently announced Port Denarau in Fiji has been awarded ‘Marina Fish Friendly Marina Level 3’ accreditations and is also a finalist for International Marina and Best Community Support Initiative for the MIA's Club Marine Marina Awards 2017/18.
  • Casting Call: The Beauty of Yachting

    Posted: 30th May 2017 | Written by: Bluewater

    Bluewater, the global superyacht company with offices on the French Riviera and the luxury skin-care, fragrance and make-up brand EISENBERG in Paris have joined forces to launch a competition to find the #BeautyofYachting to launch the new #bluewaterlife 2017/18 marketing campaign. If you think you're in with a chance, you can enter the competition by posting a video on Instagram telling us about your favourite summer beauty or health tip.
  • Radio Holland to Supply 72 Vessels with Spliethoff

    Posted: 29th May 2017 | Written by: Annet Boers

    Radio Holland Netherlands has been awarded a contract to supply 72 Spliethoff vessels with a.o. worldwide VSAT connections. In addition to the VSAT connections, Iridium OpenPort and FleetBroadBand, backup connections will be provided, as well as new VSAT systems. Spliethoff also recently signed a Service Agreement with Radio Holland to maintain the equipment on board 116 ships in the Spliethoff fleet.
  • Marine Relations Campaign in Southeast Asia

    Posted: 26th May 2017 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The Governor of Phuket, Norraphat Plodthong, recently welcomed the Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya to discuss collaboration in the development of marine tourism which will benefit superyachts visiting both nations. The possible addition of Malaysia to the marine relations campaign was also discussed.
  • Superyachts Face Tidal Wave of Cyber Attacks

    Posted: 25th May 2017 | Written by: Ed Baker

    Just as cyber attacks are on the rise across all sectors and all nations, leading cyber security company Computer Network Defence (CND) warns of a sharp rise in attacks targeting superyachts. As methods become ever more elaborate the risk has grown dramatically and CND is seeing a steep rise in demand for its expertise from superyacht owners.
  • FarSounder Welcomes New Global Sales Director

    Posted: 24th May 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    FarSounder, Inc. announced today that Michael Mathewson has joined the company in a newly-created position of Director of Global Sales. Reporting to CEO Cheryl M. Zimmerman, industry professional Mathewson is charged with addressing the continued growth in the international marketplace for FarSounder key technologies for commercial, defense and private luxury yachts.
  • Dynamiq Builds First Superyacht with Porsche DNA

    Posted: 23rd May 2017 | Written by: Bogdan Gusarev

    Monegasque yacht builder Dynamiq has joined forces with Studio F.A. Porsche to create an exclusive series of all-aluminium superyachts imbued with Porsche DNA. Lead by Managing Director Roland Heiler Studio F.A. Porsche has created both the exterior and interior styling of the entire range
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  • 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.
  • New Yachting News Page

    Posted: 21st March 2018

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  • Billy Joel Donates Commuter Yacht to International Seakeepers Society

    Posted: 26th August 2016 | Written by: Janine St Denis

    The International SeaKeepers Society works with the yachting community to promote and encourage oceanographic research, education and conservation, giving yacht owners and crew the opportunity to participate in the advancement of the marine sciences and raise awareness about marine conservation.
  • The Magic of Sardinia by Land & Sea

    Posted: 21st August 2016 | Written by: Darin Graham

    Every corner of the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia has something to offer, from clear waters and white beaches to rustic cuisine and a culture of longstanding traditions. For anyone who has not yet experienced it, visiting Sardinia is love at first sight. Here's an introduction to some of the best beaches, restaurants and sights not to be missed.
  • Mozambique Yoga Retreat

    Posted: 18th August 2016 | Written by: Caroline Rossy

    Need to recharge your battery? Have you been through an exhausting season and want some TLC... well come with us to Mozambique to recharge, relax, get healthy and have some fun! Samasthiti Yoga is organizing a yoga retreat in beautiful Mozambique for crew around the world.
  • Life After Yachting - Workshops or Skype

    Posted: 18th August 2016 | Written by: Caroline Rossy

    Plan now for your life after yachting! I will be hosting weekly workshops every Saturday at 2pm in Antibes, so I can really help you to see where you are at in this 'new' life creation, whether it's still just an idea, or whether you already have a plan but don't know how to make it real. I can also help you if you're already ashore but can't get organised to turn your business into money, or need help managing budgets.
  • Danny McGowan on the Role of Nautilus in Yachting

    Posted: 17th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    For many seafarers, Nautilus International is an important ally during their maritime careers, while for many in the yachting industry it remains a bit of a mystery. There's also the view in some corners that superyacht employment and unions don't mix. Nautilus wants to change this so we spoke to Danny McGowan to learn about the many benefits to individual members of all ranks, and its role in shaping maritime employment legislation at the highest level.
  • Fact of Life: Full Insurance Cover Doesn't Have to Cost More

    Posted: 16th August 2016 | Written by: Melanie Langley

    In yachting, crew pregnancy tends to be a taboo subject, certainly when it comes to medical insurance, and many crew believe that pregnancy cover doesn't exist or that it's hugely expensive. Moore Stephens Crew Benefits responded to our earlier article on this subject with news of their Superyacht Crew Plan which includes pregnancy cover at no extra cost.
  • Hidden Gems of the Italian Riviera

    Posted: 15th August 2016 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    The Italian Riviera, the coastal strip of north-western Italy that greets yachts as they cruise east of the French border is a region of contrasts and a classic introduction to Italy. Here, you can uncover some hidden gems that still retain character - wildflowers on old mule tracks in National Parks, orange trees and vine-carpeted hillsides with osterias and check tablecloths, villages built in spirals and festivals celebrating Italy’s pride in its heritage.
  • Yacht Crew Contracts

    Posted: 14th August 2016 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    The phone rings and it's your soon-to-be new captain telling you that you got the job! In most cases, your employment contract is the last thing on your mind when you accept. However, whether you will work on an MLC compliant vessel with a Seafarers' Employment Agreement or a private yacht under a Crew Agreement, a valid contract is vital and the devil is in the detail.
  • MCA Clarification: SEAs and Crew Agreements

    Posted: 13th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Having heard some of the stories on social media of late, there is still some confusion around the requirements for yacht crew employment contracts. Clarification can be found in the MCA's Guidance Note, MGN 474 (M), which outlines the requirements for yachts subject to compliance with MLC 2006 as well as pleasure yachts in private use.
  • Piracy Update: Malacca & Singapore Straits (SOMS) & South China Sea

    Posted: 13th August 2016 | Written by: Securewest International Inc.

    The overall maritime threat in the region is assessed as LOW, meaning there is a possibility of an incident. During 2015, the number of confirmed and suspicious incidents increased significantly compared to 2014. However, Q1/Q2 of 2016 saw an improvement in the piracy and robbery situation in these areas. In particular, the number of incidents involving hijacking decreased significantly compared with the same time last year.
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