• Babb Rawlings Joins Northrop & Johnson

    Posted: 13th August 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Northrop & Johnson is delighted to welcome Babb Rawlings to its exceptional team of international sales brokers. Babb will be located in the Fort Lauderdale office.
  • YCCS Gets Behind MINIWIZ Mobile Recycling Lab

    Posted: 13th August 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the One Ocean Foundation have held their second Clean Beach Day at the Spiaggia del Giglio in Porto Cervo concluding with a visit to MINIWIZ - the Asian startup which has created a mobile recycling lab to transform plastic waste into new objects.
  • Securewest: Maritime Security Incidents 5-11 August 2019

    Posted: 13th August 2019 | Written by: Securewest International

    Each week the Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) provides a summary of recorded maritime incidents of interest to private and commercial seafarers around the world. They recorded three maritime related incidents during the reporting period 5 -11 August 2019.
  • Masters On High Alert Over Med Criminalisation Risk

    Posted: 12th August 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    The general secretary of a French shipmasters' association has slammed the hardline approach to Mediterranean migrant rescue by Italian authorities and warned it could lead to further criminalisation of ships captains. Writing for Nautilus International, Felicity Landon explores the human consequences of Mediterranean migrant rescue on seafarers - the impact on masters and everyone onboard.
  • DAME Design Awards 2019: Call for Entries

    Posted: 11th August 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Entries for the DAME Design Awards, held each year during METSTRADE at RAI Amsterdam, are open to all manufacturers and suppliers registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at the Show. METSTRADE is the world’s largest marine equipment trade event and DAME is unrivaled in terms of status and importance across the global marine industry.
  • First Salary Survey for UK Marine Industry

    Posted: 11th August 2019 | Written by: British Marine

    Specialist recruitment consultancy, Marine Resources, has partnered with British Marine and Maritime UK to launch the first ever national salary survey for the marine industry. This unique piece of research aims to gain a comprehensive insight into the salaries currently commanded by professionals across the sector, and support businesses by highlighting common challenges and key trends.
  • Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Enhancing Global Connectivity for Superyachts

    Posted: 8th August 2019 | Written by: Jules Riegal

    Inmarsat has revealed plans to triple the number of satellites servicing its flagship Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) network, the high-capacity VSAT constellation behind its Fleet Xpress high-speed mobile broadband service, by 2023 to meet rapidly increasing user demand for data across the globe, including the Arctic region.
  • Pearl Yachts Partners with NextWave Yachting in Asia

    Posted: 8th August 2019 | Written by: Alice Cislaghi

    Pearl Yachts announces a new partnership with the leading Asian yacht services and brokerage company, NextWave Yachting, who will now act as the British yard’s exclusive dealer in Hong Kong.
  • Growing Support for Water Revolution Foundation

    Posted: 7th August 2019 | Written by: Holland Yachting Group

    Water Revolution Foundation, the non-profit on a mission to drive and accelerate sustainability in the superyacht industry, has announced the support of nine anchor partners These forward-thinking companies have not only recognised the urgency to reduce the industry’s ecological footprint, but have pledged substantial multi-year commitment and financial contributions.
  • Presenting the Finalists for Crew Awards 2019

    Posted: 7th August 2019 | Written by: Corinna Blanke

    Following the success of the inaugural Crew Awards in Nice last year, ACREW is hosting the event for a second year and is proud to announce this year's finalists. Recognizing superyacht crew who have excelled or gone above and beyond, the Crew Awards ceremony will be held at the prestigious Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice on 12th October.
  • Civitavecchia and Trieste: Ports of Call for World's Largest Superyachts

    Posted: 20th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    If anyone was in doubt that Italy is a superyacht destination, they won't be now. The world's largest superyachts, Azzam and Dilbar, have recently come to moor in Civitavecchia and Trieste.
  • Benetti Delivers 69m Motor Yacht Spectre

    Posted: 20th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Italian shipyard, Benetti, is celebrating the delivery of 69m motor yacht 'Spectre' in Livorno, a fully customized superyacht built for American owners John and Jeanette Staluppi. Taking 750,000 working hours to build, the end result is a combination of extreme comfort and extraordinary performance for a yacht of her size.
  • Cruising Indonesia - Orangutans in the Wild

    Posted: 12th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is delighted to welcome back MY Latitude in November. “After an amazingly successful Komodo and region expedition in August, the owner, who is a keen wildlife and underwater photographer, wants more!” said Captain Jimmy Blee of APS Indonesia.
  • Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup 2019 Events Announced

    Posted: 6th November 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The 18th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup promises fierce racing and exclusive relaxed social events in its invitation to superyacht owners, captains & crew to attend the January 18-20, 2019 event, returning for the third year to the beautiful SALA Resort & Spa Phuket on pristine Mai Khao Bay.
  • British Sailing Team Hopes for Kiteboarding Medals at 2024 Olympics

    Posted: 29th October 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    In what appears to be an impressive degree of pre-planning, the British Sailing Team has set its sights firmly on winning kiteboarding medals at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Despite being six years away, the British selectors recently put a call out for aspiring female riders who believe they have what it takes to win gold – whether they have kite boarded before or not.
  • International Schooner Association Founded

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Schooner owners do not come more passionate than Tomas de Vargas Machuca, who owns not one, but two, of these famous vintage craft. A new initiative, nurtured by his enthusiasm and that of his captain Simon Pandolfi, is the formation of the International Schooner Association. The association was founded last week at the 40th edition of the Régates Royales in Cannes, where a great group of classic schooners gathered together displaying the elegance and power of this classic craft.
  • International Maxi Association Set to Expand

    Posted: 2nd October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Following its Annual General Meeting held during this month’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body that oversees maxi yacht racing globally, has announced its prize winners, voted in a new President and published its 2019 race program.
  • Winners of the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Posted: 8th September 2018 | Written by: James Boyd

    The highlight of the maxi yacht calendar, the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concluded in Porto Cervo on Saturday with stand-out performances in most classes. The most remarkable victory was seized by the Wally 77 Lyra in the Wally class, the first ever regatta for her owner-driver ending with a scoreline comprised of five wins and two seconds.
  • Largest Yacht Built in Asia Completes Sea Trials

    Posted: 26th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The largest yacht to be built in Asia, 88.5m Illusion Plus has successfully completed her sea trials and is now in the finishing stages of her construction at Pride Mega Yachts. Due to be delivered in the Autumn, Illusion Plus is one of the most anticipated new builds of 2018.
  • Velsheda Wins Superyacht Cup Palma 2018

    Posted: 24th June 2018 | Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

    Once the spray had settled at the end of the deciding St. Regis Mardavall Race the overall trophy went narrowly but deservedly to the famous J Class yacht Velsheda after an inspiring performance over the three days of Europe’s largest and longest-running superyacht regatta.
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  • IGY Sete Marina in the South of France Officially Open

    Posted: 29th July 2019 | Written by: Kay Mellinger

    IGY Marinas is thrilled to announce the official opening of IGY Sète Marina located in the south of France. IGY Marinas worked closely with the Sète Port Authority to create their newest and most advanced superyacht facility in the Mediterranean.
  • New Yachting Businesses Arrive in Porto Montenegro

    Posted: 26th July 2019 | Written by: Danilo Kalezic

    Monte Carlo Yachts, Beneteau, Sunreef Yachts recently opened offices in Porto Montenegro. These new openings strengthen the marina’s position as the Med’s all-around yachting cornerstone with the 60 units of ground floor retail made up of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.
  • IGY Yacht Haven Grande Marina Receives TYHA Platinum Accreditation

    Posted: 24th July 2019 | Written by: Kay Mellinger

    IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St. Thomas, USVI has become the first North American marina to be awarded Gold Anchor ‘Platinum’ Level accreditation from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). Yacht Haven Grande Marina caters to the largest superyachts in the world (up to 600ft’ / 182m) providing bespoke services for this unique market segment.
  • METSTRADE Partners with Water Revolution Foundation

    Posted: 21st July 2019 | Written by: Sigrid van der Wel

    METSTRADE, the world’s largest B2B platform for the leisure marine equipment industry, is proud to support Water Revolution Foundation as the non-profit’s first strategic trade show partner. Water Revolution Foundation’s mission is to drive sustainability in the superyacht industry through collaboration and innovation.
  • Future of Superyachts Conference 2019 in Palma

    Posted: 12th July 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Quaynote Communications has partnered with the Islander magazine based in Palma to jointly produce the Future of Superyachts, a one day conference in Palma de Mallorca on Tuesday 15th October 2019, exploring international and regional developments in the superyacht industry.
  • IMO Tier III (NOx) Regulations: Are you ready for 2021?

    Posted: 8th July 2019 | Written by: Marquip

    The year 2021 is a big one for our industry. The new IMO Tier III regulations will come into force for all vessels above 24 metres with a combined propulsion power of more than 750 kW and/or generator engines above 129 bkW, and which have had their keel laying after 1 January 2021.
  • The Decree Regulating Yacht Anchorage & Stopping in French Waters

    Posted: 3rd July 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    Further to recent updates on the decree regulating yacht anchorage and stopping in French waters, ECPY has provided a full translation of the text. The decree heralds a major turning point in France's policy on the economics of yachting and boating in the Mediterranean and will allow French maritime authorities to regulate the anchoring of ships under a range of conditions.
  • Fraser Yachts Acquired by MarineMax

    Posted: 3rd July 2019 | Written by: Abbey Heimensen

    MarineMax, Inc., the largest US recreational boat and yacht retailer, has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the Fraser Yachts Group from the Italian Azimut/Benetti Group. Additionally, MarineMax has strengthened its formidable relationship with the Azimut/Benetti Group, in becoming exclusive dealer for the Benetti Class of yachts in North America.
  • Penningtons Manches & Thomas Cooper Complete Merger

    Posted: 3rd July 2019 | Written by: Annemarie Lopez

    Penningtons Manches and Thomas Cooper have confirmed the completion of the merger of the two firms and trading has begun for the newly combined business, Penningtons Manches Cooper. The merger brings together the firms' complementary areas of expertise in international litigation and arbitration, building on the recent rapid growth of Penningtons Manches’ commercial disputes practice and the significant experience gained by Thomas Cooper through its work in shipping and commodities.
  • Summer Promotions at Cesme Marina in Izmir

    Posted: 30th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Kicking off the summer season, C&N Marinas is shining a light on its award-winning Cesme Marina in Izmir, south west Turkey, with a series promotions for annual berth holders and visiting yachts.
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  • Secumar: Innovation in Lifejackets & Workwear

    Posted: 23rd August 2016 | Written by: Anne Finck

    SECUMAR will be exhibiting its innovative lifejackets and maritime workwear at both SMM from 6th – 9th September and WindEnergy from 27th – 30th September, both at the Hamburg Messe.
  • NIPI: The Portable Cooler You've Been Waiting For!

    Posted: 9th August 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    NIPI, as the name suggests, is a smart portable cooler but it’s also energized by solar panels. The idea came about on a boating trip, with the need for something to keep drinks cold, charge mobile phones and also keep belongings safe, but it also had to be mobile and look as good as the other accessories on board.
  • New from America's Favourite Fish Finder

    Posted: 22nd July 2016 | Written by: Cristiana Zama

    With a full armory of digital weaponry and a massive widescreen, the new HELIX™ 12 is Humminbird®’s rarest beast yet, with precise Humminbird® Broadband CHIRP, incredible imaging sonar and the mapmaking power of AutoChart® Live.
  • Incidence Sails at Cannes Yachting Festival

    Posted: 17th July 2016 | Written by: Incidence Sails

    This year, the sail maker, Incidence, will participate more strongly than ever in the Cannes Yachting Festival, thanks to significant developments in design and production. Over the last three years, Incidence has invested in technical and human resources to produce and develop its own membranes, extending their expertise in custom-design.
  • Solarglide Wins Contract for 'Harmony of the Seas’

    Posted: 5th July 2016 | Written by: Dale Parker

    Solarglide has been awarded the prestigious contract to manufacture and supply 53 SG GLIDER solar screens to the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas’, providing crew wth an essential navigational aid and protection from solar glare.
  • McMurdo Launches MEOSAR Online Knowledge Center

    Posted: 1st July 2016 | Written by: Randel Maestre

    McMurdo, the world’s most trusted name in emergency readiness and response, announced today that it has launched a web-based MEOSAR Knowledge Center. The site is a dynamic information portal for MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue), the next generation version of the Cospas-Sarsat international search and rescue (SAR) satellite system that has helped to save over 40,000 lives since 1982.
  • Mediterranean Single Data Roaming SIM

    Posted: 28th June 2016 | Written by: Diane Franklin

    e3 Systems has launched a great new service for the Med season. Their Mediterranean Data Roaming SIM covers 40 countries - just one SIM, so no more hassle changing cards and service as you move from one country to another.
  • Tender Care Boats Adds Southport Boats Center Console Line

    Posted: 27th June 2016 | Written by: Scott MacFarland

    Tender Care Boats based in Fort Lauderdale has added Southport Boats center console models 272, 292 and 33 to their already robust line of yacht tenders, extending their offering to serve the demands of much larger motor yachts.
  • Disney Magic's Glare Free Ride Into Newcastle

    Posted: 7th June 2016 | Written by: Dale Parker

    The Disney Magic, measuring an incredible 964 feet in length, ventured into Newcastle this morning with a glare free view from all bridge navigational windows, thanks to Solarglide's solar screens for ships.
  • Solarglide: New Website for the Maritime Industry

    Posted: 31st May 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Solarglide Limited, based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, is proud to announce the launch of their brand new website for the maritime sector. To promote the new site, clients can take advantage of ebooks and brochure downloads for the month of June. The website also features a number of exclusive offers for new enquiries this month.
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  • Dee Caffari Shares MOB Ordeal to Raise Safety at Sea Awareness

    Posted: 13th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As a committed advocate for safety at sea, record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has revealed details of her own shocking first-hand experience of falling overboard during the SoCal 300 offshore race, with the hope that her story will highlight the lessons learned for the benefit of other sailors.
  • Precedent-setting UK Court Case Rules Cargo Ship Unseaworthy

    Posted: 6th June 2019 | Written by: Nautilus Int.

    Nautilus has raised questions about the potential impact of a precedent-setting UK court case, which found that a ship was rendered unseaworthy by a deficient passage plan.
  • Yacht Security: Mediterranean Sea 2018- 2019

    Posted: 3rd June 2019 | Written by: Securewest International

    This maritime security report provides a summary of incidents that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea between June 2018 and May 2019, as well as risks that may affect yachts operating in the region. This assessment is based on relevant information currently available to Securewest International at the date of issue and represents our best judgment concerning the operational environment.
  • Will the Beach Decree Affect French Riviera Yacht Charters?

    Posted: 1st June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Private beach clubs in France have been under threat for some time and, in 2016, an official beach decree limiting the number of beach clubs finally came into effect. However, it's not all bad news, and if you're heading to the south of France this summer, you’ll find a number of swanky new hangouts along with some old favourites.
  • Les Voiles d'Antibes 2019 - A Celebration of Yachting

    Posted: 28th May 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Since 1996, Les Voiles d'Antibes has marked the start of the Mediterranean Circuit for classic yachts in the first week of June. This year, the races and shoreside fun will run from 5 to 9 June from their base in Port Vauban, Antibes.
  • Superyacht Crew Are Signing Up to Nautilus International in Record Numbers

    Posted: 28th May 2019 | Written by: Gary Crossing - Nautilus Int.

    With its MCA-accredited Service Record Book and a strong history of winning employment cases, Nautilus is attracting a growing number of members in the superyacht sector. Gary Crossing looks at what the Union has to offer and meets some of the Nautilus partner organisations who deliver services to yacht crew worldwide.
  • US Air Force Delivers Humanitarian Aid to St Kitts

    Posted: 23rd May 2019 | Written by: Christophe Harbour

    Shipping costs were prohibiting the delivery of USD$14,000 worth of humanitarian aid to St Kitts and Nevis until the United States Air Force stepped in to help. The shipment will benefit families in unexpected need for the next six to eight months.
  • WYCC: An Approved Retirement Plan for Seafarers in France

    Posted: 7th May 2019 | Written by: Laurent Previdente

    WYCC 'French Law' is the first retirement plan for seafarers created in accordance with the French Decree 2017-307 of 9 March 2017. The program was submitted and approved by members of the French government, ENIM and Maritime Affairs by the law firm INCE & Co. and is fully compliant with French social security law following an amendment in 2018 to include private schemes.
  • LYBRA's Superyacht Show 2019

    Posted: 7th May 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    All eyes are on OneOcean Port Vell ahead of The Superyacht Show which opens in Barcelona tomorrow with a line-up of 30 exceptional yachts available for private viewings. Organised by the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA), The Superyacht Show is a unique alternative to the traditional trade show focused on the customer experience.
  • Richard Booth on the Trend for Custom Superyacht Tenders

    Posted: 25th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    It's no wonder the rise in everything bespoke has had a trickle-down effect on a yacht's every accessory and support vessel: A no-holds-barred new build yacht deserves tenders that match in terms of line, style and specification. This has led to big business in custom tenders for Superyacht Tenders and Toys where, Richard Booth says, "If money and time are available in the right quantities anything is possible."
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