• La Ciotat Shipyards Enlists Matière and Bardex to Build Future Shiplift

    Posted: 12th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    La Ciotat Shipyards has announced that it has awarded the design-build contract for future shiplift for mega-yachts to a partnership between the French company Matière and the US corporation Bardex Corp.
  • House Films Launches New Yachting Lifestyle Show in China

    Posted: 12th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    With a class of millionaires predicted to exceed 20 million by the mid-2020s and an average of two new billionaires coming online each month, on the surface China would appear ideally suited to become a leading superyacht market. However, poor infrastructure, a lack of marinas, challenging tax laws and a culture unfamiliar with seafaring for leisure mean the industry has failed to take off with much speed. One new digital lifestyle show is hoping to change that.
  • MarQuip to Debut new IMO Tier III Exhaust System

    Posted: 11th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    MarQuip has created a custom solution for smaller yachts to meet the challenges of the IMO Tier III requirements that will come into force from 2021. The only system of its kind on the market, it has been designed to fit into the smallest of engine rooms.
  • PEC Deck Demonstrations to be held at METSTRADE

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Introduced during Monaco Yacht Show by Brookes Bell, the new PEC Deck is wowing the industry with its ability to ‘see through’ teak decks in order to determine any issues - such as corrosion - that lie beneath. This new technology can save thousands of pounds as it means the condition of a deck plate can be determined without having to remove the teak deck, as well as other finished coating, anti-fouling and insulation layers.
  • Superyacht Placed ‘Under Arrest’ at FLIBS 2019

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    What should be a few days of basking in the awe of impressive superyachts ended in disaster for one owner whose vessel was seized at the end of FLIBS 2019 after federal authorities in Florida placed his $3.4 million yacht ‘under arrest’ following a bitter legal battle, according to Fox Business.
  • Taiwan Trade Conference Draws Industry Leaders during FLIBS

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) shared information highlighting the growth of Taiwan's yachting industry and related manufacturing sectors and updates on the 2020 Taiwan International Boat Show at an informational conference during this year’s FLIBS.
  • Inmarsat Steps up Presence with METSTRADE Debut

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Inmarsat, the world leader in mobile satellite communications, will exhibit at METSTRADE this year for the first time as it continues to strengthen its presence in the superyacht sector.
  • Ultra-efficient Hybrid Yacht Design Unveiled for Explorers

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    For superyacht owners who want to explore further and more efficiently in a vessel which goes beyond paying lip service to green technology, DLBA Naval Architects has unveiled a truly-radical explorer yacht concept with conceptual designs provided by SDG.
  • 2019 Yacht Management Captain of the Year Announced

    Posted: 7th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Fraser, the world’s leading full-service yachting company, announced the winner of the fifth Yacht Management Captain of the Year Award at the 60th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with the award presented at the annual Fraser Owners’ Dockside Soirée.
  • Valencia Boat Show Announces Dates for 2020

    Posted: 5th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The President of the Union of Nautical Companies, Isabel Gil, has announced the 2020 dates of next year’s Valencia Boat Show which will be held between October 28th and November 1st, again with the joint organisation of employer stakeholders and La Marina de València, and with a professionalised management.
  • Candidates Revealed for the MYS Superyacht Awards

    Posted: 19th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The Monaco Yacht Show has unveiled the 18 superyachts that will compete for the 6th Superyacht Awards Ceremony on September 24th, and it looks set to be a tight call. Judged across four categories, the event will be attended by 350 VIP guests from the yachting social elite, owners, business leaders and CEOs of the show’s partners from the luxury industry.
  • La Ciotat Shipyards Adjust Their Business Offer for Yachts up to 40m

    Posted: 13th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Great news for smaller yachts, as La Ciotat Shipyards (LCS) has just announced it is adjusting its reservation policy for the berthing and the dry-docking of those up to 40m, allowing easier access for owners, captains and yacht managers.
  • Juliet All Set For A Green Makeover

    Posted: 13th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Royal Huisman and Huisfit have just announced that the 44m /143ft ketch Juliet is set to embrace all the latest hybrid technology benefits with an ultimate systems upgrade and leading-edge propulsion and power generation. Hybrid propulsion and power generation systems are delivering exceptional lifestyle and environmental benefits including silent operation and zero emissions.
  • CCN Opens the New Boat Show Season with new Import

    Posted: 12th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    CCN will be announcing the attainment of MY Vanadis - a 31m fully-custom aluminum beauty that stands out for her harmonious architecture, classical, timeless outer lines and cutting-edge technological solutions - at the Cannes Yachting Festival this week.
  • Cannonball on a Roll as Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Continues

    Posted: 5th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Modest 12 knot winds that dropped leaving a severely lumpy sea state put a complexion on the Costa Smeralda for day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. This year marks the 30th edition of maxi racing’s premier event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body representing maxi boats globally.
  • Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Day One in Porto Cervo

    Posted: 3rd September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The first day of racing brought ideal wind conditions for the fleet of 50 boats competing in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association which celebrates its 30th edition this year.
  • Pip Hare Defies the Odds in Fastnet Race

    Posted: 16th August 2019 | Written by: David Pugh

    This year’s Rolex Fastnet race held several surprises, not least how Poole-based round-the-world sailor Pip Hare pulled ahead of the rest of the IMOCA 60 fleet in the early stages of the race. On paper, her 20-year-old boat should have been towards the back of her class, but instead she led the westbound charge from Start Point to the Scillies.
  • Dynamiq Unveils New Compact Explorer Yachts

    Posted: 14th August 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Dynamiq's new range of explorer yachts are designed to take you on your next big adventure wherever in the world you want to go. The first models in the range include the 30m G300 and the 33.5m G330, both designed for comfort and long-range cruising, with the added advantage of easy access in shallow waters.
  • Dynamiq Presents Limited Edition Aimed at Middle East Market

    Posted: 12th July 2019

    Dynamiq, the superyacht builder based in Monaco, has developed a limited edition of its GTT 135 with a striking gold theme aimed at the Middle Eastern market. The hull of the GTT 135 CARAT is painted an exclusive Royal Gold, the MAN engines come with gold-plated cylinder heads, and the the air conditioning is specially adapted to the Middle Eastern climate.
  • Win Win Victorious at Superyacht Cup Palma 2019

    Posted: 23rd June 2019 | Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

    The 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma reached its captivating conclusion with the best day’s racing yet on the waters of Palma Bay. After three days of close racing, Win Win celebrated overall victory alongside class winners Topaz and Bequia.
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  • Superyacht Placed ‘Under Arrest’ at FLIBS 2019

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    What should be a few days of basking in the awe of impressive superyachts ended in disaster for one owner whose vessel was seized at the end of FLIBS 2019 after federal authorities in Florida placed his $3.4 million yacht ‘under arrest’ following a bitter legal battle, according to Fox Business.
  • Taiwan Trade Conference Draws Industry Leaders during FLIBS

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) shared information highlighting the growth of Taiwan's yachting industry and related manufacturing sectors and updates on the 2020 Taiwan International Boat Show at an informational conference during this year’s FLIBS.
  • Inmarsat Steps up Presence with METSTRADE Debut

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Inmarsat, the world leader in mobile satellite communications, will exhibit at METSTRADE this year for the first time as it continues to strengthen its presence in the superyacht sector.
  • 2019 Yacht Management Captain of the Year Announced

    Posted: 7th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Fraser, the world’s leading full-service yachting company, announced the winner of the fifth Yacht Management Captain of the Year Award at the 60th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with the award presented at the annual Fraser Owners’ Dockside Soirée.
  • Valencia Boat Show Announces Dates for 2020

    Posted: 5th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The President of the Union of Nautical Companies, Isabel Gil, has announced the 2020 dates of next year’s Valencia Boat Show which will be held between October 28th and November 1st, again with the joint organisation of employer stakeholders and La Marina de València, and with a professionalised management.
  • Winch Design and Heesen Unveil 57m XVenture

    Posted: 5th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Winch Design and Heesen gave a taste of the 57m XVenture earlier this year, but were finally able to unveil this ground-breaking concept in full when she was successfully launched last week at The New York Yacht Club and at The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where she was met with huge anticipation and excitement from the industry insiders and press in attendance.
  • ChartCo and Marine Press Merge to Create OneOcean

    Posted: 1st November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    ChartCo and Marine Press, both leaders in global digital navigation solutions, have announced their merger, resulting in the creation of a new, world-leading company called OneOcean which will offer the largest range of navigation and compliance solutions into the maritime sector.
  • La Ciotat Set to Initiate a New Maritime Cluster

    Posted: 1st November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    This week, La Ciotat Shipyards organized a professional roundtable discussion regarding the creation of an industrial cluster for the trades of maintenance, repair and conversion of large yachts as possible first steps towards the set-up of a new maritime cluster around La Ciotat.
  • Cox Powertrain Announces Production of the CXO300

    Posted: 31st October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Cox Powertrain has announced that production of its high-powered diesel outboard, the CXO300, is imminent and is encouraging visitors to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to visit them to find out more about the engine’s final production specifications and to sign up to one of the many demonstrations taking part in key North American states over the coming months.
  • Channel 28 to Debut New TETRA Crew Radio Solution

    Posted: 31st October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Channel 28 will be carrying out the first ever demonstrations of its brand-new TETRA radio solution for crew radios at this year’s METSTRADE show in Amsterdam. This is the latest addition to Channel 28’s ever-expanding cComm solution, which provides the most secure and easy to use superyacht crew communications on the market.
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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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  • Yacht Haven Grande Wins Superyacht Marina of the Year Award

    Posted: 26th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas USVI received more acknowledgement of its marina team’s drive for excellence from the marine industry and its customers by being named ‘Towergate’s Superyacht Marina of the Year’ – the second time it has won this award.
  • One Ocean MBA’s Conference and Regatta Concludes

    Posted: 23rd September 2019 | Written by: Marialisa Panu

    Saturday 21st September saw the end of the 16th edition of the One Ocean MBA's Conference and Regatta, held for the first time in Porto Cervo. The event saw the participation of about 400 students from top international business schools in Sardinia for three days of sports and discussions themed around environmental sustainability.
  • Karpaz Gate Marina Receives Latest Accolade

    Posted: 20th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    For the third time, Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has been voted among the world’s most popular Gold Anchor-accredited marinas with recognition in the prestigious The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Towergate’s Marina of the Year Awards 2019.
  • One Ocean MBA’s Regatta Starts in Porto Cervo

    Posted: 19th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The 16th edition of the One Ocean MBA's Conference & Regatta got underway today. Taking place for the first time in the beautiful setting of the Costa Smeralda, about 400 students and alumni from the world's most prestigious business schools have gathered to experience three days dedicated to sailing and environmental sustainability.
  • Sanctuary Cove Marina set for Expansion

    Posted: 19th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Mulpha is set to expand the Sanctuary Cove Marina in response to berthing demand for premium recreational vessels from 50 feet up to superyachts larger than 180 feet in length. Following an $8.31million investment, the new development will take the Sanctuary Cove marina capacity from 237 to 303 vessels.
  • AMAALA to Sign Environmental Partnership During MYS

    Posted: 18th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    AMAALA, the world-class resort destination being developed on the Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is set to sign an environmental partnership with the Prince Albert II Foundation, the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Oceanographic Institute during Monaco Yacht Show, with the goal to preserve and protect the marine environment.
  • Luxury Hospitality Academy Debuts Sleek New Website

    Posted: 18th September 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Providing the ultimate guest experience on a superyacht involves much more than knowledge and technical skills, and no-one knows this better than Luxury Hospitality Management (LH), which has just launched a new website to showcase their unique approach to superyacht hospitality training.
  • SailGP Season 1 Grand Final to Take Place This Weekend

    Posted: 17th September 2019 | Written by: Rob Kothe

    The SailGP Season 1 Grand Final takes place in Marseille at the weekend, featuring eight fleet races over three days for the six teams followed by the much-anticipated sudden-death match race where the overall series top two teams will go head-to-head for a winner-takes-all one million dollar prize.
  • Conflict Happens and Here’s how to Deal with it

    Posted: 16th September 2019 | Written by: Karen Passman

    Is conflict good or bad? There are some people who will claim that they’ve never had a cross word with a colleague and, if true, we have to ask how they respond when they disagree with someone. At some point they will have felt otherwise; and if the answer is that they bite their tongue, there is a downside...
  • Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Luke Owen

    Posted: 16th September 2019 | Written by: Luke Owen

    With 20 years' experience as a chef on board superyachts, English-born Luke Owen has seen it all. From his all-time heroes to the ingredients he can't live without, we talk to the Sole Chef about his experiences in the kitchen and the galley.
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