• BWA Yachting Opens New Monaco Office

    Posted: 13th April 2018 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    BWA Yachting, the international superyacht services provider, is delighted to announce the official opening of its newest corporate office in the prime location of Monaco-Montecarlo, in addition to the long-established BWA Yachting Monaco's office, headed by Lionel Avias, that will continue to serve yachts locally.
  • Schiller Water Bike on Auction for The Antibes Raft Race

    Posted: 12th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Schiller Bikes has donated an S1-C water bike, the latest model in their sleek wave-riding range, to the Antibes Raft Race to raise essential funds for The Antibes Lifeboat and Restos du Coeur. The auction will be made by sealed bids, that can be submitted from the 10th to the 20th April on the Schiller auction page. With an RRP of over €6,000, the reserve price has been set at €2,500, so to be in with a chance of winning put your best bid forward!
  • MYBA Announces its New Board

    Posted: 12th April 2018 | Written by: MYBA

    MYBA has the pleasure of announcing its new board members, who will oversee the internationally renowned and influential yachting association for the next two years. The President, Gaye Joyeau-Bourgeois heads up a panel of highly respected professionals who, as board members, will employ their experience and time in safeguarding the superyacht industry's interests.
  • Sustainable Art Equals Eco Luxury

    Posted: 11th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Join Ports of Cause for an immersive evening of art, cocktails and conversation in the one-of-a-kind setting of the brownsgrotta arts barn in Wilton, Connecticut. The exhibition will immerse you in the varied and exciting works of Blue/Green: color/code/context, featuring 50 international artists, who use recycled, sustainable materials and innovative techniques, including weavings with LED fibers.
  • Ecospeed Anti-Fouling - Just Wash and Go

    Posted: 11th April 2018 | Written by: Patrik Wheater

    It is a fact of maritime life that ships’ hulls attract fouling, and there is no coating available that can completely prevent this. Yet most anti-fouling or foul-release coatings carry risks of damage to the environment or to the coatings themselves during cleaning. Ecospeed is the system that delivers fast, effective cleaning without releasing damaging toxins during the process.
  • UK P&I Club Supports IMRF Maritime Mass Rescue Projects

    Posted: 11th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The UK P&I Club has made a significant donation to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) to support its work developing resources, training and building preparedness for maritime mass rescue operations.
  • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Team First Italian Crew at Baldwin Cup

    Posted: 10th April 2018 | Written by: YCCS

    In just a few days' time the Baldwin Cup 2018 will get underway in Newport Beach (LA, California) and for the first time in the history of this prestigious trophy an Italian team has been invited to participate.
  • Palm Beach International Boat Show Reports Continued Growth

    Posted: 10th April 2018 | Written by: Marielle Sologuren

    Four days of picture-perfect weather set the stage for the 33rd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, welcoming more exhibitors and guests than ever before to the spectacular display along Flagler Drive. A steady stream of shoppers and browsers throughout the weekend contributed to a 7.5 percent increase in gate attendance over 2017. Boating enthusiasts had more to see, with the number of boats in the water for sale, both new and used, up 6 percent.
  • Vertex Tech Promises Joy of Fast Flight Metres Above Sea

    Posted: 10th April 2018 | Written by: Gonzague Leruth

    London-based innovation company Exclin Ltd has revealed its new concept: the Vertex Recreational Vehicle – a next-generation, fuel-efficient vehicle concept that will offer pilots an exhilarating, low-altitude flight over sea. Based on patented, award-winning Vertex Lift System technology, the vehicle will also allow vertical take-off and the ability to explore far-flung island locations beyond the range of a speedboat.
  • Toothfish Poacher Arrested After Three-Week Chase

    Posted: 9th April 2018 | Written by: Sea Shepherd

    On the morning of April 6th, an Indonesian Navy ship intercepted the F/V STS-50, a stateless toothfish poaching vessel that escaped custody from Maputo Bay, Mozambique on March 17th. The arrest marks the end of an incredible three-week-long trans-Indian Ocean chase, where the coordinated efforts of Interpol’s Project Scale, Fish-i Africa, the Fusion Centers in Madagascar and Singapore, Sea Shepherd, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Indonesia finally brought this notorious poacher to justice.
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  • Winners of the Boat Builders Awards Announced at METSTRADE

    Posted: 16th November 2017 | Written by: Sigrid van der Wel

    Winners of the Boat Builders Awards 2017 were announced at METSTRADE in Amsterdam yesterday, with David King, co-founder of Princess Yachts, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Winners of the DAME Awards 2017

    Posted: 14th November 2017 | Written by: Sigrid van der Wel

    On Tuesday at METSTRADE in Amsterdam the prestigious DAME Award 2017 was won by Scanstrut for its RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit. A further six products were named as Category Winners and 16 received Special Mentions.
  • CREW SURVEY: Hiring Youth over Experience?

    Posted: 10th November 2017 | Written by: Rod Hatch & Adrian Croft

    There has been much debate recently concerning perceptions around the hiring of yacht crew across all departments, specifically in regard to the hiring of younger candidates over older, more experienced ones. PYA will be presenting an open discussion on this topic at METS next week and we'd be very grateful if you could share your views by completing our survey.
  • Evolution Offers First Bonded Warehouse in the Balearics

    Posted: 2nd November 2017 | Written by: Guillermo Garcia

    Evolution is now offering the first bonded warehouse in the Balearics, located just 16km from the centre of Palma and the city's main shipyards. This service is now available to all our clients and agents within the yachting industry.
  • Winners: ISS Design & Leadership Awards 2017

    Posted: 2nd November 2017 | Written by: Amy Halsted

    Last night at a gala dinner at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the ISS announced the 2017 Design & Leadership Award Winners, recognizing superlative achievement across the yachting industry over the past year.
  • e3 & Kymeta Win ISS Award for Excellence in Innovation 2017

    Posted: 2nd November 2017 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    Palma-based e3 Systems and Kymeta - the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity - are proud to announce that they have been awarded the International Superyacht Society Award for Excellence in Innovation at FLIBS.
  • KYMETA™ Flat Panels now Commercially Available

    Posted: 30th October 2017 | Written by: Richard Nettleton

    Following the successful sea trials of the Kymeta flat panels and terminals over the past year, e3 has announced commercial availability of the Kymeta single panel and multi-panel solutions – a real landmark in the evolution of superyacht antennas. Following huge interest at Monaco last month, visitors to FLIBS are invited to register for a VIP tour during the show this week.
  • Balearic Yacht Destination Takes Roadshow to Florida

    Posted: 30th October 2017 | Written by: Maria Josep Avia

    Having blossomed into the one of the leading superyacht hubs of the Mediterranean, the Balearic Islands will be spreading word of their success at the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. A public-private initiative between the Balearic Yacht Destination, the Balearic Government and the Balearic Port Authority will be making its FLIBS debut with a fully branded stand from the 1-5 November.
  • Excellent Quality and Diversity at the DAME Awards

    Posted: 26th October 2017 | Written by: Sigrid van der Wel

    The Jury of the globally acclaimed DAME Design Award 2017 competition is pleased to announce that 64 products from a total field of 122 entries have been nominated to enter the final round. To reach this stage is a notable achievement, one which is acknowledged by the creation of a special DAME 2017 display area during the METSTRADE Show itself.
  • FarSounder Sonar on Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Ships

    Posted: 24th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Germany-based, luxury cruise operator, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is including FarSounder-1000’s on its two new expedition class of ships. FarSounder is contracted to provide their longest range 3D Forward Looking Sonar - FarSounder-1000 - to these ships. These unique sonars will provide real-time data on what is ahead of the ships as they explore. The vessels and passengers will enjoy a heightened level of security when traveling into unknown waters.
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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Piracy Incident Report: Djibouti

    Posted: 23rd October 2016 | Written by: Securewest International

    The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of the potential threat to superyachts and other vessels from piracy and maritime crime near Djibouti. Between 01 January and 18 October 2016, there was one incident recorded by the Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) in proximity of Djibouti, but it did not involve a yacht.
  • Total Superyacht: Compliance Checklist for ISM, Safety & SOPs

    Posted: 23rd October 2016 | Written by: David Clarke

    Developed by the trusted SuperyachtOS.com team, with the support of veteran DPAs, the Total Superyacht checklist app slashes the administrative burden for all departments. This powerful, simple-to-use software encompasses all aspects of regulatory compliance, providing a complete safety management solution.
  • Cooking with Coconut Flour

    Posted: 17th October 2016 | Written by: Nadine Escudero

    More and more people are discovering the many benefits and uses of coconuts. Aside from extra virgin coconut oil, there are many other great coconut products in the market and one of the must-haves in the galley is organic coconut flour which is also gluten free.
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