• Plastic-free 2019? Superyachts and Companies Get Onboard

    Posted: 8th January 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    While many New Year's resolutions are broken within the first month, one resolution with real staying power is gaining traction across the yachting industry: to reduce consumption of single-use plastics and embrace a more sustainable way of operating. Since the Clear Ocean Pledge was launched in November 2018 with the mission of promoting these changes in the yachting sector superyachts have been keen to join up.
  • Cesme Marina Announces Environmental Initiative 'The Squid Project'

    Posted: 8th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Camper & Nicholsons Cesme Marina in Turkey is continuing its efforts towards helping the environment by pioneering a new ecological approach to better protecting the oceans and caring for subaquatic eco-systems.
  • M/Y HELIOS: A 21st Century Refit

    Posted: 8th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Delivering a superyacht refit to budget, on time and that exceeds the clients’ expectations is something often spoken about in the yachting world, but rarely delivered. For Fusion Marine Systems, a superyacht technology integrator based in Monaco, providing the perfect customer experience with regular updates, flexibility and diligence is par for the course, exemplified by its 2018 refit of Oceanco’s 59.1m M/Y HELIOS.
  • Benetti Launches 107m Superyacht

    Posted: 21st December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A period of great excitement and activity for the Italian shipyard has begun with the launch of 107m Benetti FB277. Over the next few months, Benetti will be under the spotlight of the yachting industry as 3 superyachts, each one over 100 meters in length, will be launched in Livorno.
  • Régates Royales de Cannes Confirmed for September 2019

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 41st edition of the Régates Royales de Cannes is scheduled for next September, from 21 through 28. The city of Cannes and the Yacht Club de Cannes (the event organizer) will once again welcome the world’s best classic yachts to the stunning bay of the Côte d’Azur.
  • NZ Millennium Cup 2019 Promises Nailbiting Racing

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Newly-certified Clean Regatta, the NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta to welcome in 2019 and this year’s well-matched fleet promises closer racing than ever before.
  • Unique Program to Address Superyacht Skills Shortage in Australia

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A unique program, and the first of its kind in Australia, aims to address the looming welding skills shortage in the marine and boat building industry. Rivergate Marina & Shipyard and its tenants collaborated with East Coast Apprenticeships on the program's design to make it apt for the superyacht sector.
  • YachtAid Global Superyachts Bring Clean Water Access to Children in the Galapagos

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A recent operation by YachtAid Global alongside three superyachts saw clean water access implemented across every school in the Galapagos. As well as the installation of storage tanks and filtration solutions, the operation delivered a reusable metal water bottle to every child and educated communities on the importance of conservation with the charity Mingas por el Mar.
  • Taiwanese Captain Sentenced to 20 Years for Shark Finning in Tanzania

    Posted: 12th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The owner and captain of the Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel (F/V) Buah Naga 1 have pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Possession of Shark Fins in a plea agreement with Tanzanian Prosecutors. The criminals were brought to justice as part of Operation Jodari, a joint partnership between Sea Shepherd, Fish-i Africa and the government of Tanzania.
  • Anders Pehrson Joins Palma Refit

    Posted: 11th December 2018 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    Palma Refit is delighted to announce the appointment of Anders Pehrson, previously of OneOcean Port Vell, who will be responsible for business development at the long-standing superyacht repair and refit company based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  • 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.
  • Volvo Ocean Race: A Devastating Week for Team Scallywag

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    All teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race have been through a difficult week, facing challenging weather conditions whilst processing their personal grief at the loss of John Fisher of Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag who was swept overboard on Monday and following an unsuccessful search and rescue operation is presumed lost at sea.
  • Save the Date: Ida Lewis Distance Race 2018

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 17, 2018. Sailing boats of 28 feet or longer set off and return to Newport’s historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club on Rhode Island.
  • New Entrants Join Superyacht Cup Fleet

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At the time of writing 17 awe-inspiring superyachts will be taking up the Superyacht Cup challenge in Palma de Mallorca from 19 to 23 June this year. Race enthusiasts can look forward to a stellar fleet, not to mention tight racing and a showdown as winners and losers of the St Barths Bucket and/or Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta vie for another trophy.
  • Royal Huisman Turns its Largest Hull Ever

    Posted: 23rd March 2018 | Written by: Royal Huisman

    With an impressive overall length of 81m / 266ft and a sturdy plumb bow - making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world - Project 400 is the largest yacht built by Royal Huisman to date. Upon her delivery in 2020 this contemporary schooner will be the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht.
  • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Presents 2018 Yachting Calendar

    Posted: 2nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) officially presented its sporting calendar at the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan on Thursday morning. The press conference opened with the presentation of the One Ocean Foundation and was followed by signing of the Charta Smeralda by 50 Italian yacht clubs and sailing class associations undertaking to respect and promote this ethical code of conduct. Signatures from Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge and Laurent Esquier, CEO of Challenger of Record 36, organiser of the Selection Series for the next America's Cup, were particularly significant.
  • Howard Pridding Bows Out as British Marine CEO

    Posted: 20th February 2018 | Written by: British Marine

    British Marine have announced today that Howard Pridding will be leaving the company in the summer after completing five and a half years in the role of Chief Executive Officer.
  • Sri Lanka...the Next Sailing Destination in Asia?

    Posted: 20th February 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    While Sri Lanka boasts the richly biodiverse Indian Ocean on every side, with famed views and whale watching, the country was not considered a worthy stop for yachts due to the lack of a fully-fledged marina. However, continuing efforts are underway to make “Sri Lanka the next sailing destination in Asia” and “…a magnet for yachters and pleasure sailors worldwide”, reports Priyantha Perera of Asia Pacific Superyachts Sri Lanka.
  • St Maarten Prepares to Welcome International Fleet

    Posted: 8th February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (March 1-4) has been a Caribbean favourite for almost four decades. Already, 75 yachts representing 22 countries have registered to race in this year's 38th edition, which will be the first major event in St. Maarten since Hurricane Irma passed through in September.
  • Panerai Transat Classique 2019 is in Production

    Posted: 2nd February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The fourth Panerai Transat Classique yacht race will be held in early January 2019 between Marina Lanzarote and Christophe Harbour, St Kitts. A dozen sailboats, from 11 to 49 m, are already pre-registered, including two exceptional three-masted schooners. Twenty yachts, who have all been part of the beautiful history of sailing and ocean racing for more than 100 years, are expected in the Panerai Transat Classique 2019.
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  • Annette Roux Honoured at Boat Builder Awards 2018

    Posted: 15th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A record total of 15 winning companies and individuals, plus 12 Honourable Mentions, were announced last night in Amsterdam at the 2018 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine. More than 330 guests witnessed an evening celebrating the industry’s many successes, crowned by the popular award of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Groupe Beneteau’s Annette Roux.
  • Update on Marinas in Liguria Following October Storms

    Posted: 15th November 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson

    After the severe storm that battered Liguria on 29 October causing widespread damage and disruption, the municipalities of Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo have come together in a coordinated effort to repair the damage in time for the start of the yachting season next spring.
  • DAME Award Winners 2018 Announced

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The prestigious DAME Award 2018 has been presented to the Triskel Marine Integrel on the opening day METSTRADE 2018. A further five products were named as Category Winners and 22 received Special Mentions.
  • IMRF and The Nautical Institute Unite to Improve Safety at Sea

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations' shared objective to improve safety at sea.
  • International Superyacht Society Seeks Position of Influence within the ISO

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is seeking to have a voice within the International Standards Organization (ISO) by becoming a Liaison. ISS President, AJ Anderson, highlights this initiative as an example of the Society providing the large yacht industry opportunity and results.
  • Holland Yachting Group Celebrating Dutch Expertise at METSTRADE

    Posted: 12th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As the HISWA Holland Yachting Group gets ready to celebrate its Golden Jubilee, the association and 10 of its leading members will be taking part in the METSTRADE Show from 13 to 15 November 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam.
  • Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Awarded WCR 'Best Superyacht Crew Insurance 2019'

    Posted: 9th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Moore Stephens Crew Benefits (MSCB) has received the inaugural ‘Best Superyacht Crew Insurance Award for 2019’ from the World Commerce Review, a B2B publication reviewing the needs and aspirations of 21st century business. Across a range of international fields, the annual WCR Awards recognize product innovation, customer support and best practice in delivering solutions for clients.
  • Tim Forderer Resigns as Executive Director of YachtAid Global

    Posted: 8th November 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    YachtAid Global’s executive director, Tim Forderer has stepped down after a year of volunteer service, with founder Mark Drewelow taking over the position. Reflecting on the past year, Forderer said, “Together we assisted many in need and in doing so we realized the sustainability of yachting is directly related to the health of our oceans and the resilience of the world’s coastal communities. The yachting community is uniquely positioned to make a positive significant impact on the planet."
  • WYCC Crew Insurance Providing Solutions for Management

    Posted: 7th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Camper & Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, has chosen WYCC Insurance as their global provider of health and retirement cover for yacht crew. With one of the largest fleets in the world, the brokerage and management company needed a provider capable of delivering the flexibility and high standards expected by a major superyacht client.
  • Sunglasses for Crew a MCA Code Requirement

    Posted: 6th November 2018 | Written by: Leila Nafa

    The MCA code for safe working practices has recently been updated and now requires crew to wear sunglasses as a part of their daily work. It’s up to their captains and management companies to take the lead. Changing mindsets and prioritising crew wellbeing is a long road. Crew are provided with sun cream so why not sunglasses?
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  • 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.
  • FLIR Systems & Navionics Launch New Navigation Features

    Posted: 23rd May 2016 | Written by: Lance Godefroy

    Raymarine®, a brand of FLIR Systems, and Navionics®, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, have collaborated on several new features available on Raymarine’s LightHouse II based multifunction displays, including Navionics’ award-winning Dock-to-dock Autorouting, SonarChart™ Live and Advanced Map Options.
  • Marpoint Introduces 'Evo News' for Yacht Crew

    Posted: 23rd May 2016 | Written by: Katerina Vasilaki

    Marpoint introduces the most innovative crew welfare solution with Evo News, a customized, cost effective RSS solution delivering thousands of compressed articles to vessels around the globe. Maritime businesses can now customise their newsfeeds makng them as personal and low cost as possible.
  • Proteum Appointed UK & Ireland Distributor for Moteurs Baudouin

    Posted: 10th May 2016 | Written by: Celia Turner

    Marine products specialist, Proteum, has been appointed as UK & Ireland distributor for the French marine engine manufacturer, Moteurs Baudouin, with immediate effect. The long established Cassis based company has a reputation for an unparalleled range of marine diesel engines, marine generators and auxiliary engines for the demanding commercial marine, fishing and shipping sectors.
  • TEAM Italia Enjoy Double-figure Growth

    Posted: 2nd May 2016 | Written by: Team Italia

    TEAM Italia, an international leader in the navigation electronics sector for mega and maxi yachts, closed 2015 by reconfirming itself as a leading figure in the development of innovative technologies.
  • Subtech Sports Award-Winning Waterproof Gear

    Posted: 26th April 2016 | Written by: Saltwater PR

    SUBTECH SPORTS is introducing its 100 per cent waterproof sport bag and laptop case which are precisely engineered to keep gear dry and safe in the most extreme conditions.
  • Major Financial Investment for Oculus Technologies

    Posted: 26th April 2016 | Written by: Oculus Technologies

    It is with great pleasure and excitement that we are able to announce a major financial investment in our company Oculus Technologies. This investment will serve to accelerate the growth of our company resulting in many new developments. Our investment partner is very familiar with the maritime and superyacht industry and brings with them extensive and valuable knowledge and experience.
  • bunker buoy Launches Smart Nautical Miles Tracker

    Posted: 26th April 2016 | Written by: bunker buoy

    The bunker buoy app was originally launched around three years ago with the vision to produce an app that takes all the time consuming work out of making a fuel enquiry and gives the consumer the option to book the best quality fuel at the cheapest price every time.
  • Fully Integrated, State of the Art Simrad Glass Bridge Installed on M/Y Nati Tre

    Posted: 30th March 2016 | Written by: Horizon Marine Electronics

    Horizon Marine Electronics was founded just over a year ago by life-long marine electronics expert Chris Keenan. The highly experienced team have already completed a number of headliner projects including aboard Feadship’s M/Y Herculina, and most recently a fully integrated bridge and fly bridge system aboard M/Y Nati Tre with, brand new to the market, Simrad Yachting equipment.
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  • NOC or SOC, that is the Question

    Posted: 16th August 2018 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    For an ETO, one of the challenges is to ensure VSAT, TV, 4G and IT remain up and running throughout the yachting season. While every VSAT contract comes with access to a Network Operation Centre (NOC), many yachts opt for a superior level of support, but it's difficult to know exactly what you will need. Pablo Galarza, e3 Systems' senior satellite engineer, explains the options.
  • Mission Ocean: What Nature Can Teach us About Hurricane Defence

    Posted: 14th August 2018 | Written by: Laura Beard

    It is undeniable. Hurricanes and natural disasters are getting more frequent – and more violent – with every season that passes. Loss of life and material damage are growing, with an estimated 1.35 million deaths related to hurricanes, floods, landslides and earthquakes worldwide between 1996 and 2015, and billions of dollars of property lost.
  • Ship with a Story: Empire Windrush

    Posted: 13th August 2018 | Written by: Andrew Linington

    The Empire Windrush is well known for bringing the first large group of Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean to alleviate labour shortages in the UK. But this famous voyage is just one in the ship's interesting past that mirrors the turbulent history of the mid twentieth century.
  • Dominion Marine: Shaping the Future of Yacht Ownership

    Posted: 2nd August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Last year, Dominion Marine took the opportunity to rebrand its entire business and launched their new ‘DM84’ image and website reflecting the pedigree of a company built on over 30 years of success in the superyacht industry.
  • 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.
  • RMBIDS Marine Equipment Auctions Website Re-Launches

    Posted: 14th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    RMBIDS, the world’s first online platform for marine equipment auctions, has launched a new and improved website, expanding its services and hailing a new era of fairer maritime trade.
  • Malta's Newest Dive Site After the Collapse of the Azure Window

    Posted: 11th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The cries of broken hearts echoed around Malta in March of 2017 as the widely adored Azure Window tumbled into the sea. Fast forward a year and as diver after diver dons their wetsuit to catch a glimpse at this fallen formation, the nature of tourism at this particular location has changed drastically – but how has the rest of Malta fared?
  • First Waterborne Nuclear Power Station Raises Safety Concerns

    Posted: 11th July 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Crew members on a German flagged Greenpeace vessel have been leading protests against a waterborne nuclear power plant – dubbed a potential ‘floating Chernobyl’ – which was towed to the Russian Arctic from the port of St Petersburg in April this year.
  • Six Unusual Culinary Courses for Yacht Chefs

    Posted: 19th June 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

    In the yachting industry every aspect of service must be impeccable with the utmost commitment to excellence. The galley is no different and superyacht chefs go above and beyond to become the best they can be, often pursuing unusual culinary courses to refine their gastronomy and give them the edge for the top jobs. Meet the yacht chefs who have taken their culinary skills to the next level.
  • Successful First Edition for Marina High Tech 2018

    Posted: 19th June 2018 | Written by: Sophie Mordelet

    The inaugural edition of Marina High Tech took place from 24 -25 May 2018 in Marina Baie des Anges in the south of France, two full days of exhibitions and seminars showcasing innovation and sustainable development across the nautical sector.
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