• The 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show has Arrived

    Posted: 30th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    After much anticipation, the 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show has arrived at last and excitement fills the air as Nafplion buzzes to the chatter of yachting professionals, all of who are eager to inspect the luxurious line-up of crewed charter yachts on display. As the show gets underway, it is obvious that this year’s turnout is bigger than ever!
  • The NZ Millennium Cup Gives Notice of the 2019 Superyacht Regatta

    Posted: 27th April 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    The NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta to welcome in 2019 and has just released its notice of race. It’s the world’s most southerly superyacht regatta and is becoming well-known as a must-do event for yacht owners who like to get off the beaten track.
  • 2018 MYBA Charter Show in Review

    Posted: 27th April 2018 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    The 2018 MYBA Charter Show has come to a close following four lively days in OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona. Two new Competitions were launched this year and the benchmark across the board was extremely high. Meanwhile, a record number of brokers and charter agents attended, enjoying first hand the hospitality onboard and appraising yachts to gather recommendations for their clients.
  • Turning the Tide on Plastic...on Superyachts

    Posted: 26th April 2018 | Written by: Peter Franklin

    In February METSTRADE spoke to Captain Marja Kok who is dedicating her time and energy to convincing her fellow professional crew on superyachts that they can find better ways of providing drinking water onboard without the use of plastic bottles. She conducted a comprehensive survey which has showed a widespread willingness to change for the better, but there's a long way to go!
  • Fraser Opens a New Office in OneOcean Port Vell

    Posted: 26th April 2018 | Written by: Olivia Pasquali

    Fraser, the world’s leading full-service yachting company, is delighted to announce the opening of its new office in Barcelona. Located in the OneOcean Port Vell marina, this new office will provide the full range of Fraser services.
  • PYA Sexual Harassment in Yachting Survey

    Posted: 25th April 2018 | Written by: PYA

    As part of its members' assistance service, the PYA has seen a marked increase in the number of incidents of sexual harassment reported by yacht crew members. In light of the recent global #metoo movement, the PYA would like to explore the true extent of the problem in the yachting industry. Please add your voice to this conversation by completing the anonymous survey.
  • Marcel van der Spek appointed new chair of HISWA Holland Yachting Group

    Posted: 25th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Esthec commercial director Marcel van der Spek was unanimously appointed as the new chair of the board of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group during the annual members meeting on 18 April. He will be joined by two new board members: Marsha van Buitenen, sales director at Feadship, and Michiel Haverkorn van Rijsewijk, CEO of Van Berge Henegouwen.
  • The COCC St Tropez to Monaco Charity Cycle Ride 2018

    Posted: 25th April 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

    Now in its 7th year, the COCC charity cycle has become a fixture on the Monaco calendar. The ride raises funds for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and enjoys the support of high profile locals including HSH Prince Albert II, F1 Formula One drivers and professional cyclists. On Sunday May 6th this year, Mika Hakkinen, Thierry Boutsen, Eddie Jourdan will participate in the 140km coastal ride from St Tropez to Monaco.
  • Fraser Yachts at the Inaugural Superyacht Show

    Posted: 24th April 2018 | Written by: Olivia Pasquali

    Fraser is delighted to participate in the very first edition of The Superyacht Show, which will take place in Barcelona from May 2-5th 2018. The show aims to provide an opportunity for charterers and buyers as well as their representatives to visit some of the best luxury yachts on the market in a client-centric environment.
  • Mapping out the Future of Port Vauban

    Posted: 24th April 2018 | Written by: Florence LaCroix

    The commercial team at Port Vauban will be attending this spring’s most important yachting events to unveil plans for the development of Europe’s largest yachting hub. Given that Port Vauban's current consignment of contracts for yachts of all sizes is due to expire on 31 December 2021, the team has been busy revising the marina's layout and resigning contracts with existing clients.
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  • 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.
  • Yacht Club de Monaco to Host Nations Trophy Mediterranean League

    Posted: 7th December 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The iconic Yacht Club de Monaco, with its unique position on the international yachting scene, will host the official opening of the 2018 The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League. From 27th to 31st March the Swan One Design classes will compete to conquer the first leg of this new circuit. Monaco Swan One Design will offer to every competing Swan Owner a fantastic 4-day programme of high-end racing and social occasions.
  • e3 Systems appoints Mathieu Cros as Channel Sales Manager

    Posted: 7th December 2017 | Written by: e3

    Palma-based e3, the leading global communications integrator and solutions provider for the marine industry, today announced the appointment of Mat Cros to the senior role of Channel Sales Manager. Cros joins from Marlink where he was Director of Sales for Maritime, Americas.
  • Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2017 Firing on all Cylinders

    Posted: 4th December 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Despite the damage and hardship caused to many Caribbean islands by the recent hurricanes, the Antigua Charter Yacht Show is up and running with over 70 magnificent yachts on display. Antigua is still the place to be at this time of year and the eagerness of yachts to attend is testimony to the huge moral and practical support in action across the yachting community.
  • Marina Punat: Croatia's Oldest Marina is Bang Up to Date

    Posted: 1st December 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Founded in 1964, Marina Punat is the oldest marina in Croatia. To deliver the best in security and customer service the marina has implemented the Proactive Boat Care monitoring system which gives clients remote access to frequently updated photos of their vessel and records of boat inspections.
  • Get Connected with e3 at the Antigua Yacht Show

    Posted: 29th November 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Antigua Charter Yacht Show is taking place from 4 - 10 December, 2017, where e3 is thrilled to be a prominent presence as title sponsor of the Captains' Briefing. Discover world-leading solutions such as the Kymeta™ flat panel and HYBRID communications solution.
  • ICOMIA Welcomes New Danish Member: The Ship and Boat Builder's Association

    Posted: 27th November 2017 | Written by: Barbara Fountoukos

    The Ship and Boat Builders’ Association is an 86-member strong association operating within the framework of the Confederation of Danish Industry, and joins ICOMIA as its 36th marine industry association member. SBBA is the new iteration of now defunct association Danboat, its function being to coordinate the marketing and boating exhibitions in Denmark.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • CHIRP Maritime: A Near Miss, Flash Fire and ECDIS

    Posted: 4th December 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    CHIRP Maritime has released its latest podcast discussing lessons learned from reports of a near miss between a yacht and a merchant ship, the use of ECDIS and the handling of flash fires during welding and painting.
  • Introducing Mission Ocean

    Posted: 3rd December 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson

    Mission Ocean is the vision of Laura Beard and Henrique Agostinho, two dynamic yachties with a passion to promote clean oceans and an end to plastic pollution. Next year they set off on a three year voyage to promote awareness of marine pollution and we'll be sharing regular updates as their adventure unfolds. To set the scene, Laura talks about the inspiration behind Mission Ocean, and what they hope to achieve.
  • Mission Ocean at the Paris Boat Show

    Posted: 2nd December 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Mission Ocean is attending the Paris Boat Show, which opens today, to promote clean oceans and the reduction of plastic pollution, and bumped into none other than Christian Estrosi, the former Mayor of Nice, now President of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
  • Raising the Bar in Superyacht Hospitality

    Posted: 1st December 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson

    Over the years we’ve seen a shift from selling superyachts to selling the ultimate experience which, by definition, puts the spotlight on luxury hospitality. However, according to Peter Vogel of Luxury Hospitality Management, the interior department of many yachts remains relatively unstructured and often disconnected from other functions. He has a vision to change this and the economic arguments are compelling.
  • YachtAid Global: Call for Volunteers

    Posted: 30th November 2016 | Written by: YachtAid Global

    YachtAid Global invites you to learn about their volunteer organization, the registered NGO YachtAid Global - YAG - and to make a donation. We coordinate delivery of aid to children and families in need located around the world in isolated communities via privately owned yachts. YAG is uniquely suited to leverage donor funds to benefit these communities that support yachts.
  • Luxury Yacht Charter in the Galapagos Islands

    Posted: 26th November 2016 | Written by: Worth Avenue Yachts

    The Galapagos Islands are a feast for the senses, offering magnificent wildlife encounters in a volcanic landscape of desolate beauty. With so much to see and experience, a luxury yacht charter provides the ultimate adventure, a true immersion in nature with the comfort and trimmings of luxury hospitality.
  • Anaphylaxis: Adrenaline and Auto-injectors

    Posted: 26th November 2016 | Written by: Rebecca Castellano, MSOS

    There are several brands of adrenaline auto-injectors on the market that are available and affordable. Epinephrine itself is an inexpensive drug, but the auto-injector is an expensive method of delivery. Information and education are therefore important in understanding the medical need and improving outcomes as well as avoiding unnecessary expenditure.
  • The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF)

    Posted: 23rd November 2016 | Written by: Amy Halsted, Associations Alliance

    Created in 1961, The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to protecting and developing the region’s $11.5 billion marine industry, which also generates 136,000 jobs. With over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, MIASF also owns the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).
  • The Tax Conundrum for Yacht Crew

    Posted: 19th November 2016 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    When it comes to understanding tax liabilities, many yacht crew still believe that they don't need to declare their income. Even if you bank offshore, are non-resident, are not resident anywhere, spend less than 183 days anywhere or live on a foreign flagged vessel - there are rules to follow and often positive financial benefits in filing a return.
  • Charter Yachts and Withholding Tax

    Posted: 19th November 2016 | Written by: Bruce Maltwood

    Withholding tax of up to 33% is being applied to charters in some EU countries and yacht owners may need to consider restructuring arrangements to avoid being caught out. Yacht ownership established in territories such as Cayman, BVI, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey could be liable and the list of countries currently applying this tax includes France and Spain, with more countries likely to come online shortly.
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