• Toothfish Poacher Arrested After Three-Week Chase

    Posted: 9th April 2018 | Written by: Sea Shepherd

    On the morning of April 6th, an Indonesian Navy ship intercepted the F/V STS-50, a stateless toothfish poaching vessel that escaped custody from Maputo Bay, Mozambique on March 17th. The arrest marks the end of an incredible three-week-long trans-Indian Ocean chase, where the coordinated efforts of Interpol’s Project Scale, Fish-i Africa, the Fusion Centers in Madagascar and Singapore, Sea Shepherd, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Indonesia finally brought this notorious poacher to justice.
  • Superyacht Owner Urged to Pay Crew Following Court Hearing

    Posted: 5th April 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Nautilus is urging the multi-millionaire owner of one of the world’s largest private yachts to urgently pay more than US$1m of wages owed to crew members following a court hearing this week.The yacht concerned is 95m Indian Empress which Nautilus had arrested as part of its efforts to recover unpaid wages for 24 members of the seafarers union.
  • 'The New Trends in Yachting' Event in Monaco

    Posted: 4th April 2018 | Written by: YPY Monaco

    Have you ever wondered how the new UHNW individuals are spending their money and how these new trends influence yachting? Join YPY Monaco and Wealth-X to discuss these new consuming habits and solutions to help you better understand, connect, and do business with the world’s wealthiest individuals.
  • AEGY Report Reveals Astronomical Rise of Chartering in the Balearics

    Posted: 4th April 2018 | Written by: Pablo Peiro

    In October 2013 the Spanish government made an amendment to the infamous “matriculation tax” which had prevented many superyachts from registering to charter in Spain. Since then, the Spanish Superyacht Association (AEGY) has produced an annual report on the state of the charter market in the Balearics, showing dramatic increases in visiting yachts and revenue from charter.
  • Limassol Marina's Luxury Homes Selling Fast

    Posted: 4th April 2018 | Written by: Laura Harrison

    Limassol Marina has reported that 80% of the private seafront villas have been sold, with only 15 now remaining. The sales success story of the first superyacht marina in Cyprus is a testament to the strength of the yachting property market and the marina’s exclusive backdrop which has enticed buyers of more than 30 nationalities.
  • Inmarsat Secures Order for 150 Fleet One Terminals

    Posted: 4th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Inmarsat has received a first major commitment to its brand new Americas Leisure Plan for Fleet One, devised especially for sailing and motorboat users cruising in waters around North and South America, through an order for 150 Fleet One terminals from Network Innovations.
  • Support Blue Ocean, the Eco-Catamaran Project

    Posted: 3rd April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Blue Ocean is a project run with the support of the Eco Sail the World Association based in La Rochelle, France. The team's vision is to construct a catamaran using the latest eco technologies, which will serve as a platform for educating the public about the damage being wrought on the ocean and the innovative, eco-friendly solutions that can tackle it. The project has been nominated for a La Fabrique Innovation prize and you can vote now to show your support.
  • 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.
  • ECPY and MYBA Call for Changes to French Social Security Regulations

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    “Yachts are abandoning French waters for more welcoming jurisdictions and French-resident crew are having increasing trouble finding jobs,” declares MYBA President, Fiona Maureo, adding her voice to the lobbying cries of the ECPY, who demand a governmental review of the changes to social security legislation that for the last year have damaged the yachting sector and the job prospects of French-resident crew.
  • MYS supports the 2018 Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Johan Pizzardini

    The Monaco Yacht Show joins forces with the Event Committee of the 2nd edition of the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, that will be held on the terraces of Opera Garnier on the opening day of the Monaco Yacht Show, Wednesday 26 September 2018.
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  • Antigua is Open for Business

    Posted: 19th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    It's all systems go in Antigua! Not only will the show go on but they are planning for one of the busiest winters on record. The long-time sailing hub of the Caribbean - unscathed by either of the category five hurricanes that tore through the region in September - is already welcoming superyachts in preparation for the upcoming season.
  • Greece to Host ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018

    Posted: 16th October 2017 | Written by: Barbara Fountoukos

    The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) was named host of the 2018 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) during a meeting of the ICOMIA Marinas Group in Vancouver on 14 October. The world-renowned travelling conference will take place from 25–27 October 2018 in Athens, Greece.
  • DSNM Collaborates with Warsash Superyacht Academy

    Posted: 15th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    DSNM Ltd. has formed a partnership with Warsash Superyacht Academy, part of Southampton Solent University, to offer a full range of deck courses including their own Bridge Operation Refresher course.
  • Update on The ARK / BWA Yachting Aid

    Posted: 15th October 2017 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    Bringing supplies and support to the devastated islands of the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria, the 63m explorer yacht SURI is en route to St Maarten, serving as the second ARK in this heartfelt relief project. Here's an update on our activities to date and how you or your yacht can get involved.
  • SuperYacht Aid Coalition - United Effort in the Caribbean

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: Tim Forderer

    SuperYacht Aid Coalition (SAC), comprised of superyachts, businesses, and yacht support services to provide relief and supplies to hurricane ravaged islands in the Caribbean, has deployed YachtAid Global (YAG) to use its proven logistical skill to fulfill the superyacht industry’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Practical help and financial donations are still very much needed.
  • Bluewater Appoints new VP of Marine Operations

    Posted: 14th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Bluewater is delighted to announce the appointment of Clive McCartney as VP of Marine Operations & Business Development in their US headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Clive began his career as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy and subsequently spent five years in the cruise industry. More recently he spent the past 13 years as as a yacht manager with Fraser, supporting over 60 yachts with worldwide itineraries.
  • Yachts to be Included in French Wealth Tax

    Posted: 13th October 2017 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    The knocks just keep coming and just as quickly as there is doom there is hope. Never has there been a time of such utter confusion and uncertainty for yachting in France and the industry is growing weary of misinformation and fog. The latest issue concerns wealth tax, as a rather exasperated Thierry Voisin explains in a statement from ECPY.
  • Relief Sailing to and from the Caribbean

    Posted: 7th October 2017 | Written by: SevenStar Yacht Transport

    SevenStar Yacht Transport has announced a relief sailing schedule to support the transport needs of yachts to and from the Caribbean in the wake of hurricane Irma. Upcoming sailings between northern Europe and the Caribbean with ports of call and approximate dates are provided and the team is on hand to discuss your requirements.
  • K1 Britannia Foundation Asks Yachting Community for Help in St Maarten

    Posted: 7th October 2017 | Written by: Priya Thirumur

    Hurricane Irma damaged over 90% of the buildings on St Maarten and left many homeless and unemployed. Ahead of the Caribbean season the K1 Britannia Foundation is now appealing for help from the yachting community to get St Maarten back on its feet.
  • e3 Sails Confidently into Monaco

    Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    With successful sea trials of the Kymeta™ flat panel antennas and terminals successfully completed and a comprehensive suite of new technology and apps to showcase, e3 Systems is all set to take this year's Monaco Yacht Show by storm. The leading communications integrator and solutions provider for the marine industry will be exhibiting at the show in conjunction with Kymeta - the global leader in mobile connectivity behind this game-changing flat panel technology.
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  • Yacht Carbon Offset: PR Hype or Making a Difference?

    Posted: 27th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Yacht Carbon Offset is not a particularly sexy proposition but if there's substance to the hype, why aren't more yacht owners signing up? What are the barriers and what needs to change? We met with Mark Robinson to get his views and learn how carbon offsetting makes a real and tangible difference.
  • Superyacht Refits: The Case for an Independent Project Manager

    Posted: 26th September 2016 | Written by: Pippa Nicholas

    The annual refit or yard period of a yacht is a time that many yacht captains and engineers dread. With endless lists of requirements for cost approval and ever more mandatory requirements for commercial registrations, is it more prudent to hire a professional project manager for the shore based operations of the vessel?
  • French Polynesia with Etienne Boutin: CEO Tahiti Ocean

    Posted: 26th September 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson

    When you think of Tahiti, you think of palm trees and reefs and beautiful people living the simple island life. All of this is true, but French Polynesia is a semi-autonomous territory of France and it's a slick operation. In the words of Etienne Boutin of APS Tahiti (formerly Tahiti Ocean), "When it comes to superyachts we've got everything covered!" We recently caught up with Etienne in Tahiti's Marina Taina to find out more.
  • Keeping Guests Connected & Happy Onboard

    Posted: 25th September 2016 | Written by: Kellen Blassingame

    People expect the same level of connectivity onboard their yachts as they have on land and increasingly you're likely to need a bandwidth upgrade or improved performance from your existing yacht satellite broadband. Here are 5 tips to optimize bandwidth.
  • Superyacht Support Vessels: The Changing Nature of the Supply of Toys

    Posted: 25th September 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    With the largest superyachts now measuring in excess of 180m, support vessels are following suit both in size and sophistication. More space means less compromise and there is no longer any need to settle for the middle ground. Having a dedicated support vessel able to carry toys as well as tenders for a range of purposes, instead of one tender for all, is proving very attractive.
  • Explorer Yachts: A Whole New World

    Posted: 21st September 2016 | Written by: Camper & Nicholsons

    Exploration yachting is fast becoming the next frontier in luxury charter, allowing guests to experience remote parts of the world that are often inaccessible any other way. The opportunity for adventure and discovery is now a reality thanks to a handful of yachts that are breaking new ground. Here are just a few to whet your appetite.
  • SwipedOn: Visitor and Crew Management

    Posted: 21st September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    SwipedOn is a slick alternative to traditional visitor logs and crew sign in/out boards. As a cloud-based system, SwipedOn has simplified and improved registration processes across many sectors, helping superyachts and land based companies keep track of the whereabouts of employees, visitors and contractors.
  • Introducing the Hours of Rest App

    Posted: 19th September 2016 | Written by: Emma Shaw

    Since the implementation of MLC 2006, crew have had to ensure that they not only comply with hours of work and rest, but also keep a record of these. This requires a bit of time for the crewmember as well as the Captain and yacht manager who have to check submissions, so Sealogical has developed a simple way to record hours of rest in an app.
  • Marine Equipment Trade Show - METS 2016

    Posted: 18th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The METSTRADE Show which runs from 15-17 November in the RAI Amsterdam convention centre, is the world’s leading platform for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry. Also the world’s largest marine equipment exhibition, the event is organised by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations), with significant expansion and a new layout for this year.
  • Régates Royales Cannes 2016

    Posted: 15th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Cannes Régates Royales is the final leg of the Panerai Trophy which began in April. This year's 38th edition embodies a unique mix of elegance and stiff competition, reuniting modern and classic sail racers in the Bay of La Napoule from 18 to 25 September.
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