• SuperYacht Radio Partners with OnboardOnline!

    Posted: 3rd July 2018 | Written by: Sam Millard

    SuperYacht Radio and OnboardOnline are excited to announce their collaboration giving them a combined audience of over 130,000 yachting enthusiasts at sea and ashore. The partnership will include development and co-promotion of a broader range of content with access online, on air and on demand.
  • French Social Security - Clarification for Yacht Crew

    Posted: 30th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The French authorities have now clarified the criteria for payment of social security contributions by yacht crew operating in France and French waters. You can read the full statement here in both English and French.
  • 100 Days to Monaco Yacht Show 2018

    Posted: 29th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    100 days before the opening of its 28th edition, the Monaco Yacht Show launched its countdown for this year's event in the Monaco heliport. Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of MYS announced several key features including a new setting for the floating exhibition and the addition of an Art Pavilion to attract high caliber visitors to the Show.
  • Letter from the President of the International Superyacht Society

    Posted: 29th June 2018 | Written by: Captain AJ Anderson

    Earlier this year captain AJ Anderson was elected to the role of President of the International Superyacht Society. As a seafarer for forty years, and an industry leader in operational management for twenty years, we asked AJ to share his perspective.
  • Focus on Human Element in Cyber Security Risk

    Posted: 26th June 2018 | Written by: Patrik Wheater

    Most ship cyber security breaches are the result of human error but can easily be avoided by implementing cutting edge technology and policies to prevent crews from inadvertently infecting shipboard systems. That was one of the key takeaways from a major maritime cyber conference held in London recentlyexamining the potentially catastrophic consequences when Operational Technologies are hacked.
  • 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.
  • Recognition for Chefs & Crew at Newport Charter Yacht Show

    Posted: 25th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    There was no shortage of crew enthusiasm at the Newport Charter Yacht Show last week with five competitions specifically designed to show off the talent and creativity of chefs, captains, deck hands, stewards and stewardesses.
  • 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.
  • ChartCo Appoints Chris Warde as Head of Superyachts

    Posted: 21st June 2018 | Written by: Mima Bridgman

    Leading navigational data and compliance specialist ChartCo has appointed Chris Warde as Head of Superyachts to oversee the company’s expansion plans in the sector. Chris brings a wealth of industry experience to the firm, and will eventually replace ChartCo’s longstanding and respected Director of Superyacht Services, Terry Smallwood, who is set to retire.
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  • 'Master Your Communication Skills' YPY Event

    Posted: 14th February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At this exclusive YPY event in Monaco, personal development coach Elena Velema will teach you how to reduce stress, feel confident, influence people and much more!
  • BWA Opens New Office in La Ciotat

    Posted: 13th February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Worldwide marine services agency BWA Yachting is pleased to announce a major expansion, as it opens a new office in La Ciotat, located inside La Ciotat Shipyards, one of the world's largest super-yacht refit shipyard with a unique range of services and worldwide connections.
  • Nautech Appoints New Senior Project Manager

    Posted: 9th February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Nautech Group Shipyard is pleased to announce that Michael Germain will be joining the group in the position of Senior Project Manager. The appointment strengthens the dedicated and experienced team of project managers at Nautech Group Shipyard, who work closely with captains and owners to deliver refits on time and within budget.
  • Dynamiq has Quality Partner in Magma Marbles

    Posted: 8th February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Dynamiq aims to bring to the 30-50m yacht sector the same contractors and fine materials used on the largest megayachts. In Magma Srl, Dynamiq has found a marble supplier able to source rare stone of the highest quality and hone it with craftsmanship.
  • V360 Marine to Host Immersive VR Event in Monaco

    Posted: 5th February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    V360 Marine has confirmed that after the success of the company's virtual reality showcase in Palma de Mallorca in January, they will be hosting a second yachting industry event in Monaco on Thursday 15th February 2018. The Monaco event will display their latest projects for superyacht brokerage, charter, new-build and re-fit with live demonstrations of their technology as well as the V360 Marine team of experts on hand to answer any questions.
  • Oculus Technologies appoints Joris Saat as Director of Projects

    Posted: 1st February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Oculus Technologies has named Joris Saat as their Director of Projects. This key appointment and new position marks the company’s continued commitment to investing in growth. It reflects their dedication to further strengthening their team with exceptional candidates as they expand their product range in the superyacht, cruise and aviation market sectors.
  • Seminar in Nice on French Social Security Options for Crew

    Posted: 31st January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On February 8, 2018, Thierry Voisin, ECPY President, will be joined by Mathieu and Christian Henry of WYCC Insurance to discuss the recent updates to the French social security legislation affecting seafarers and explain how crew can fulfil their obligations. The conference, taking place in Port de Nice from 10:00 to 12:15, will allow plenty of time for questions and answers.
  • Pantaenius Yacht Insurance Celebrates Milestone

    Posted: 30th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The traditional Hamburg-based company has been an integral part of the water sports world for around 50 years. After half a century of steady growth, Pantaenius Yacht Insurance has reached an important milestone in the company's history with the conclusion of the 100,000th active insurance contract at this year's boat show in Düsseldorf.
  • Vista Mar Marina, Panama, Enhances Customer Experience with Online Booking

    Posted: 24th January 2018 | Written by: Diana Michel

    Vista Mar Marina on Panama's Pacific coast has recently acquired new technology to make its reservation process easier. In December of 2017, Vista Mar partnered with Dockwa.com, a website through which customers can make marina reservations online using their computer or mobile device. This is the first time that customers are able to reserve with Vista Mar Marina through an online service.
  • Azimut S7 Crowned 'European Power Boat of the Year 2018' in Düsseldorf

    Posted: 22nd January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On January 20, 2018, at the 2018 Düsseldorf International Boat Show, Azimut S7 was named the overall winner of the prestigious 'European Power Boat of the Year 2018' (EPY) award in the 'over 45 feet' category. Having the same renown in the boat world as an Oscar, this represents a huge success for the Italian brand and acknowledgement by top critics of the brand's design skills and quality.
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  • The Mystery, Sorry History, of Waste Water

    Posted: 9th January 2017 | Written by: Pippa Nicholas

    Since as long as people have used the water for transportation there has been the need to rid vessels of all the waste that Human Bodies emit on a daily basis. In the early days a simple wooden platform over the side of the ship sufficed and this of course has given us many off the cuff sayings we use today… such as “don’t sh#@ into the wind as it will come back to haunt you”.
  • Three Reasons to Buy Superyacht IZUMI

    Posted: 9th January 2017 | Written by: David Seal

    The superyacht IZUMI is a Palmer Johnson 120, built by one of America's greatest shipyards and designed by Nuvolari Lenard; one of Italy's most successful design teams. The marriage of the 85 year old American builder and the sexy Italian designer gave birth to a range of beautiful offspring, and IZUMI is one of the finest examples.
  • London On-Water 2017

    Posted: 9th January 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    From Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 May, London On-Water returns to St Katharine Docks for the third year running, this year a stand-alone event with a weekend packed with spectacular events. Set in St Katharine Docks in the heart of the city, London On-Water is London’s leading in-water show.
  • Paolo Casani, President Camper & Nicholsons

    Posted: 7th January 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson

    Camper & Nicholson's has long been synonymous with the pedigree of old school style, a familiar brand with a face you can trust. But yacht brokerage is notoriously competitive and changes in technology and patterns of wealth are keeping the big players on their toes. A natural innovator with a solid background in luxury markets, President Paolo Casani is steering a steady course with one eye firmly on the Asian market.
  • Les Voiles de St Barth 2017

    Posted: 3rd January 2017 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    When former United Technologies Chairman, George David, first brought his grand prix racing yacht Rambler to Les Voiles de St. Barth, it was the event's 2010 inaugural edition. David and his team won the superyacht class and helped launch the reputation of one of the most alluring annual regattas in the Caribbean.
  • Mission Ocean: Searching for the Perfect Boat

    Posted: 31st December 2016 | Written by: Laura Beard

    Mission Ocean will be setting sail from Cannes in June 2017, to promote clean seas and take part in some exciting research projects. But to negotiate the high seas you need a trusty vessel, so the last four months have been a different kind of adventure, scouring boat ads and shipyards across Europe to find the perfect catamaran for our project.
  • NZ Residency Laws Revisited

    Posted: 28th December 2016 | Written by: Patrick Maflin

    The New Zealand Inland Revenue Department is trying to remove any grey areas from their residency laws to produce a working model that is clear and easy to understand. However, to comply with the 183 and 325 day rules there are some important factors to consider so Marine Accounts has developed a free online residency test for anyone seeking clarity on their tax status.
  • Cyberbullying: An Extended Guide

    Posted: 27th December 2016 | Written by: Jenny Holt

    With the ease and convenience of technology comes a new set of issues. Cyber attacks at sea have increased and it seems hackers can access pretty much anything. Another more sinister abuse of the internet is cyberbullying. It can happen to your kids and it can happen to you, and it can be very upsetting and extremely isolating. So what is cyberbullying and what can you do to stop it?
  • The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

    Posted: 27th December 2016 | Written by: Nadine Escudero

    The oil extracted from coconut meat has been proven to have a number of health benefits as well as a range of uses in cooking, personal care, around the house and for pets. It’s something of a miracle product, and for many years people from the tropics and subtropics have been very creative with its uses. So what makes it so special?
  • Sevenstar Yacht Transport - Sailings to and from ASIA

    Posted: 24th December 2016 | Written by: Sevenstar Yacht Transport

    Update on Sevenstar Yacht Transport's sailings from Asia to the Mediterranean and the USA, from the Med and USA to Asia, and within Asia. Check out routes, ports of call and approximate dates.
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