• 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.
  • Centrostiledesign and FA Porsche Collaborate on Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid

    Posted: 21st June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Centrostiledesign is proud to announce its first collaboration with Dynamiq, the Monte Carlo-based shipyard that continues to make waves in the superyacht world with its original and versatile designs. Known for involving world class partners from the start of a project, Dynamiq commissioned Centrostiledesign and design firm FA Porsche to collaborate on their GTT 115 Hybrid, a 35m aluminium yacht with naval architecture by Vripack.
  • Audi Invitational Team Racing Challenge Underway in Porto Cervo

    Posted: 21st June 2018 | Written by: Marialisa Panu

    Competition in the Audi Invitational Team Racing Challenge runs from 21-23 June in Porto Cervo, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). The biennial regatta takes place aboard the YCCS fleet of J/70 boats in a series of short, fast races that emphasize teamwork between the crews.
  • J Class Duo Launch Superyacht Cup Palma in Style

    Posted: 21st June 2018 | Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

    As a curtain raiser to the 22nd Superyacht Cup it does not get much better than the sight of two of the superb J Class yachts strutting their stuff out on the vibrant blue waters of Palma Bay. The opening races of the Mediterranean’s largest and longest running superyacht festival pitched Velsheda and Svea head to head against each other, a vivid reminder perhaps of the class’s distinguished match racing heritage.
  • Countdown to the Palma Superyacht Cup 2018

    Posted: 9th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Yachts from all corners of the globe are headed for the annual Superyacht Cup in Plama which kicks off on 20 June. Bolero, Bliss and Athos have returned from the far reaches of Asia and the Pacific, with many others including Missy, Velsheda and Svea arriving from the Caribbean.
  • Superyacht Slipstream Recognized for Humanitarian Efforts

    Posted: 9th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On Monday 11 June, the crew of 60m MY Slipstream will receive the Yachts du Coeur trophy in recognition of their efforts to organize and transport aid to the Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes. In collaboration with ECO-MER and YachtAid Global, Slipstream collected donations and materials to help with the rebuilding of Caribbean islands, before crossing the Atlantic to deliver the aid to those in greatest need.
  • Sustainability at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

    Posted: 26th May 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Ocean waste is a huge problem in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, who are jointly responsible for 60% of the eight million tonnes of plastic that enter the world's oceans each year. Regatta organizers are taking this seriously and once again Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is setting the example in Thailand.
  • Wyndham Harbour: The New Marina 30 Minutes from Melbourne

    Posted: 17th May 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Wyndham Harbour is a new marina in Port Phillip Bay just 30 minutes’ drive from the Melbourne CBD. Stage one of the development, comprising 150 marina berths, cafés, waterfront apartments and housing has been completed and the significant addition of a 24 hour fuel dock has just been opened. Wyndham Harbour is set to be a thriving lifestyle destination for locals and visitors, offering state-of-the-art facilities, a service and repair yard and 1,000 wet berths.
  • Top Yachts Heading to Season Finale at Samui Regatta

    Posted: 9th May 2018 | Written by: Duncan Worthington

    Samui Regatta organisers are expecting one of the most competitive line-ups ever of 50+ foot racing yachts including five TP52s at this year's regatta. Now in its 17th year, Samui Regatta in Thailand has been dubbed the 'Tropical Island Regatta' where daily prize-givings are on the beach at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the racing conditions are fast and the weather is warm.
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  • Epicurean Excellence: The Superyacht Chef Competition

    Posted: 26th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 10th edition of The Superyacht Chef Competition was held at the Yacht Club de Monaco on Thursday 18th April gathering a fine calibre of superyacht chefs, yachting professionals and media representatives for a thrilling culinary contest.
  • MEDYS Chefs' Competition

    Posted: 25th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Two of the Greek culinary scene's brightest stars will be attending the 6th Mediterranean Yacht Show as judges of the Chefs' Competition, taking place in early May.
  • Hill Robinson Opens New Office on Gold Coast

    Posted: 23rd April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The booming Asia Pacific sector has prompted Hill Robinson to open its first office in the Southern Hemisphere on Australia's spectacular Gold Coast.
  • King's Night Party for Yacht Crew in Antibes!

    Posted: 20th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    No one parties like the Dutch as Antibes is about to find out with the first ever King’s Night celebrations for yacht crew on 26 April! On the eve of King’s Day, four companies are bringing the party to Antibes for a fantastic night of music and celebrations for yacht crew to kick off the Med season.
  • Acquera Yachting Opens in Porto Montenegro

    Posted: 18th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A few weeks after announcing its expansion into Monaco, Antibes and Ischia, Acquera Yachting reveals it will be opening an office in Porto Montenegro. Considered one of the most luxurious marinas in the Mediterranean, Acquera Yachting will now be able to assist yachts in the Adriatic en route to the Greek Islands, as well as those heading north to Venice and Trieste.
  • OneOcean Port Vell Gets Ready to Host Two Major Superyacht Shows

    Posted: 16th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The first two major events of the yachting season, The MYBA Charter Show and The Superyacht Show, take place in OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona in just a few weeks time. Jointly they will attract over 2,000 industry professionals and exhibitors and a spectacular display of superyachts available for charter or sale.
  • Renowned Sail Designer Andrew Lechte Joins Doyle Sails

    Posted: 16th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Doyle Sails is proud to announce that Andrew Lechte has joined the Doyle Sails Design Department at the Doyle Sails Headquarters in New Zealand. Lechte's name is already familiar to many in the sailing industry, having worked for many years as a sail designer on high profile projects at North Sails, and led the logistics on several Olympic, Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup campaigns.
  • Richard Earp Award 2019 Open for Entries

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: Sam Watson

    Yachting industry associations MYBA and LYBRA invite those working in the superyacht industry to submit their nominations for this year's Richard Earp Award. The award will be conferred on a broker who displays those attributes strongly associated with Richard's personality and work ethic: transparency, charisma and fair and ethical behaviour.
  • ECPY April Yachting Rendezvous

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: ECPY

    All members of the yachting industry are welcome to attend ECPY's upcoming Riviera Yachting Rendezvous on 18 and 19 April in the Port de Nice.
  • Palm Beach International Boat Show Delivers Strong Sales

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: Daniel Grant

    The scenic West Palm Beach waterfront was bustling with shoppers who came to see more than 1,000 spectacular boats on display at the 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show from March 28 to 31. The iconic show, which featured more than $1.4 billion in boats and accessories, saw an increase in attendance of more than 6.7% from the previous year.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • America’s Cup is Unfinished Business for Skipper Terry Hutchinson

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    American yachtsman Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to success at the highest level in the sport of yacht racing. He has racked up countless world championship titles during his career and has played senior roles in four America’s Cup challenges. No wonder then that he's in it to win it as skipper of the American Magic team.
  • Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza 2019 - Registrations Open!

    Posted: 12th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Registrations are now open for the 10th-year anniversary edition of the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza on Friday 29th March 2019 at Auron. We look forward to welcoming you at the ski station in Auron for the biggest winter snow day for the superyacht industry on the French Riviera!
  • Yacht Charter Guide for MIPIM Cannes 2019

    Posted: 1st March 2019 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    MIPIM 2019, one of the world's largest events for property professionals runs from 12-15 March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, attracting 26,000 participants and 3,350 exhibitors for four days of networking and conferences. Bespoke Yacht Charter, experts in providing corporate yacht charters for Cannes events, share their tips on what to expect at this year's high profile show.
  • Yacht Agent David Jamieson: “It’s easy to be passionate about Fiji as a destination”

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    David Jamieson shares his passion for yachting and Fiji, where he has been welcoming superyachts since 2001. Over this time, David has seen the yachting industry become a major contributor to the Fijian economy and his company is firmly established and part of the Asia Pacific Superyachts network. Fiji now receives over 700 yachts annually and he believes visiting yachts can exceed 1,000 once the Lau Clearance Post is operational.
  • Annual Insurance Review: MSCB Has Your Back

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: Michael Weare

    Another year, another insurance review. It doesn’t sound too exciting does it, but there is no doubt, as a busy yacht crew professional it’s vital to get your insurance needs in order before another hectic year of sailing gets under way.
  • Sea Shepherd Ship in France to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

    Posted: 21st February 2019 | Written by: Sea Shepherd

    Sea Shepherd’s ship, the M/Y Sam Simon, has arrived off the Atlantic Coast of France to join the organisation’s campaign Operation Dolphin ByCatch, exposing the ongoing slaughter of dolphins by industrial fishing vessels in the Bay of Biscay. Dolphins spending winter in this area are victims of non-selective fishing operations that in the past six weeks alone have caused 600 dead dolphins to wash up on French beaches.
  • Dutch Entry Accepted for 36th America's Cup

    Posted: 12th February 2019 | Written by: Dutch Yachtbuilding

    The 36th America's Cup in 2021 will see a Dutch entry take part for the very first time. The team skippered by Simeon Tienpont, a two-time AC winner (Team Oracle USA), will take on the challenge of winning the oldest international sporting trophy.
  • Sea Shepherd Urges Action on Fisheries Driving Māui Dolphins to Extinction

    Posted: 7th February 2019 | Written by: Sea Shepherd

    Native to New Zealand, the Māui dolphin is the world’s most endangered marine dolphin - a victim of bycatch in fisheries using gillnets and trawls - with estimates putting the population at only 57. Sea Shepherd urges the U.S. government to implement the Marine Mammal Protection Act against imports from New Zealand as an economic lever against the tragic and needless decimation of the Māui dolphin population.
  • Economic Impact of FLIBS & Priorities for the Marine Industry in 2019

    Posted: 5th February 2019 | Written by: MIASF

    The Marine Industries Association of South Florida announces its legislative priorities in 2019 to advocate for the marine industry and foster economic strength.
  • Maritime Union Says Brexit and Shipping Exodus is Creating a ‘Perfect Storm’

    Posted: 5th February 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Maritime professionals’ trade union, Nautilus International, has warned the decision by Maersk to take its remaining vessels off the UK Ship Register, exit the UK Tonnage Tax and end the training of UK Cadets, will have a serious impact on seafarer jobs and the stability of the UK industry.
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