• Oyster's Luxury Yacht Building Continues at MDL's Saxon Wharf

    Posted: 2nd May 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    MDL Marinas and Oyster Yachts have signed an agreement which will see the luxury blue-water yacht maker's presence at MDL's Saxon Wharf, Southampton continue for the next ten years.
  • Acquera Yachting and Evolution Yacht Agents Form Strategic Partnership

    Posted: 2nd May 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Spain has just been ranked 3rd in the world by Bloomberg for having the most superyachts, with the USA coming in first place followed by Italy, Spain, France and Greece. Acquera Yachting now moves into this market by forming a strategic partnership with Spanish yachting agency Evolution Yacht Agents.
  • Painting Antibes Orange at the First King's Night Party

    Posted: 2nd May 2019 | Written by: Karen Hockney

    More than 250 yacht crew turned Port Vauban a vibrant shade of orange at We Orange Antibes’ inaugural King’s Night Celebration. The event on Friday 26th April brought together captains, deckhands, stews and staff to party in distinctly Dutch fashion at the start of the Med yachting season.
  • Call for Nominations for the ISS Awards of Distinction

    Posted: 30th April 2019 | Written by: ISS

    Perhaps the nominee is sitting next to you at this moment. Perhaps a supplier comes to mind or a company committed to providing breakthroughs in green technologies. The superyacht industry is a unique business with truly outstanding individuals and businesses that deserve acknowledgement. The International Superyacht Society's Awards of Distinction were established to celebrate this excellence.
  • Concerns Regarding Anchoring Restrictions along French Coast

    Posted: 30th April 2019 | Written by: ECPY

    The ECPY President, Thierry Voisin, accompanied by Laurent Monsaingeon, met with the Commissioner-General, Mr Duchesne, to voice the concerns of the yachting industry about a new regulation that will progressively restrict anchoring (in open berth moorings) for vessels over 24 metres, supposedly to protect seagrass meadows off the Mediterranean coast.
  • Five Super-Schooners to Compete at the Inaugural Capri Classica

    Posted: 30th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Magnificent historic sailing craft are due to gather on the Bay of Naples on 7th May 2019 for four days of competition that will celebrate the golden age of yachting. Created by the International Schooner Association in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, the first edition of Capri Classica is exclusively for classic schooners.
  • 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.
  • Cressi Dog: Wetsuit Range for Seadogs

    Posted: 23rd April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Cressi has released a new line of swimwear for dogs - Cressi Dog - with an eye on comfort, performance and safety. The Italian, family-run company is better known for its high-quality snorkelling and scuba diving gear.
  • 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.
  • Race Viewing from a Yacht at Monaco F1® Grand Prix

    Posted: 7th May 2018 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    The 76th edition of Monaco F1® Grand Prix will be held from 24 - 27 May on the world-famous circuit through the streets of Monaco. Chartering a yacht is the ultimate way to experience the event but race fans can also consider shared hospitality or a VIP package to watch the action from a private terrace.
  • The NZ Millennium Cup Gives Notice of the 2019 Superyacht Regatta

    Posted: 27th April 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    The NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta to welcome in 2019 and has just released its notice of race. It’s the world’s most southerly superyacht regatta and is becoming well-known as a must-do event for yacht owners who like to get off the beaten track.
  • 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.
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  • A Bumper Delivery from Benetti's Viareggio Yard

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As an exciting chapter closes at Benetti's Livorno shipyard, things are hotting up at the Viareggio yard where the 'Classic Season' is underway. Benetti is celebrating the launch of three beautiful classic yachts in the last ten days, a Delfino 95, a Classic Supreme 132 and a Mediterraneo 116.
  • Early-Bird Registration for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Registration for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2019 opens on the 15th May 2019. The 58th annual show has been extended to 6 days due to high demand from brokers and management companies. It will take place from 4 to 9 December 2019.
  • Informa's Top US Boat Shows Open for Naming Rights

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Brands in search of the ideal platform to make a splash in the world of boating, yachting and the luxury lifestyle are invited to engage in sponsorship of the world’s most important annual boat shows: the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Miami Yacht Show and Palm Beach International Boat Show.
  • Update on French Customs for US Built Yachts Engaged in Charter

    Posted: 8th April 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    Following a meeting between ECPY and the French Customs on Friday, below is a summary of the new regulations applicable to US built yachts engaged in charter or transport operations.
  • London Yacht Show Postponed Until 2020

    Posted: 7th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The organizers of the London Yacht Show have announced the postponement of this year's event until 2020, allowing time to deliver a high quality on-water show with the scope to attract broad participation across the yachting and luxury sectors.
  • The Monaco Yacht Show Modifies Opening Times

    Posted: 4th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The organizers of the Monaco Yacht Show have announced new opening times that correspond better with the schedules of private clients. It is hoped that this will ease the intensity of the four day event and improve the experience for visitors and exhibitors alike. MYS will open to the public from 11am to 7.30pm (closing at 7pm on the Saturday), while exhibitors and the media will have access earlier in the morning to facilitate meetings and press conferences before the show opens to visitors.
  • Coral Sea Foundation CEO Guest Speaker at Singapore Yacht Show

    Posted: 2nd April 2019 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is excited to announce that their premier guide and consultant scientist, Dr Andy Lewis, is a guest speaker at the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show. As CEO of the Coral Sea Foundation he will be discussing the current status of the reefs of the Coral Triangle, superyacht cruising opportunities in the region and his Foundation's sustainable reef management programs.
  • Brookes Bell at the Helm in Asia

    Posted: 2nd April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Brookes Bell, global superyacht specialists, say the future is bright for superyachting in Asia. Singapore has led the charge by investing in the infrastructure necessary for attracting superyachts to the region whilst Hong Kong has been instrumental in promoting yacht charter. All eyes now turn to China.
  • Update on Additional Custom Tax on US Built Yachts

    Posted: 27th March 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    Since ECPY's announcement last week concerning the additional 25% Custom Tax on US built yachts, the situation has significantly evolved. On 26 March 2019, the customs services provided details that fundamentally change the situation for yachts in commercial use - subject to the use of a charter or transport contract - but these changes do not apply to yachts in private use.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys wins British Marine's Business of the Year Award

    Posted: 27th March 2019 | Written by: Helen Porter

    Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) was awarded the British Marine Business of the Year Award during a celebratory dinner in Southampton on 26th March, fulfilling the criteria of a business ‘showing excellence in 2018’. This is the third major award in its seven year history, having won British Marine’s Best Employer Award in 2018 and a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2017.
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  • 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.
  • Tender Care Boats to Add 18’-42’ Tow Behind Tender Buying and Selling

    Posted: 24th March 2016 | Written by: Tender Care Boats

    Tender Care Boats, LLC will add a new Tow behind tender division for private yacht owners, captains and crew looking to buy or sell a tender between 18’ and 42’.
  • Cathelco Ditches MPN Analysis for USCG Tests

    Posted: 7th March 2016 | Written by: Paul Gunton

    BWMS manufacturer Cathelco has submitted a letter of intent to the US Coast Guard (USCG) to confirm it plans to begin testing its ballast water management system (BWMS) for USCG type-approval for its UV-based system. It expects to achieve type-approval within a year.
  • Radio Holland Delivers NavCom and VSAT on four special newbuild Vessels

    Posted: 4th March 2016 | Written by: Radio Holland

    In a challenging newbuild market, NavCom and On Board ICT specialist Radio Holland books multiple orders. Radio Holland was awarded contracts to deliver and install the complete NavCom and VSAT packages for four newbuild vessels.
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  • Caribbean Sea - Security Report January 2019

    Posted: 29th January 2019 | Written by: Wayne Britton

    Between 1 January - 31 December 2018, the Securewest International Global Response Centre recorded a total of 104 incidents in the Caribbean Sea, a slight increase compared to 97 events for the same period in 2017. At least 51 events involved yachts (48 in 2017), in particular in the Lesser Antilles. This report provides an assessment of the potential threat to yachts in the Caribbean Sea, including risk mitigation and recommendations.
  • The Trend for Customisation of Jetskis

    Posted: 29th January 2019 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Long gone are the days when superyacht tenders and toys clashed in different colours, stamped with the conspicuous logo of the manufacturer. In a world where everyone wants to offer clients the absolute best, customising tenders and toys is becoming big business. Jetskis in particular are susceptible to creative make-overs, including anything from upholstery and decking to installation of the latest gadgets.
  • Caribbean Islands Welcome Return of Superyachts

    Posted: 25th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Just 16 months after the Caribbean was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the islands are up and running and busy welcoming superyachts back for the winter season. Spirits are high and by all accounts many of the marinas are in better shape now than ever.
  • London On-Water Boat Show Relaunched as London Yacht Show

    Posted: 22nd January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The London On Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as London Yacht Show and will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks this May 8 - 12th 2019. The newly rebooted event will have a primary focus on luxury lifestyle, filling the requirement for manufacturers and dealers who attract high net-worth clients.
  • First Ever British Marine Expo

    Posted: 22nd January 2019 | Written by: British Marine

    The inaugural British Marine Expo is the first of its kind, bringing together some of the association’s most popular events with fantastic opportunities to learn, network and sell. Delivering a two-day schedule of talks, seminars and networking opportunities, on 26-27 March 2019, this flagship trade event is a must attend for Britain’s most innovative and aspiring marine professionals.
  • Supported by Inmarsat - Row4Ocean’s Record Bid Ends But Their Message is Heard

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: Saltwater Stone

    Supported by Inmarsat, Row4Ocean has been forced to abandon its ambitious attempt to break four ocean rowing world records*, but delivery of the team’s inspirational message about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans continues to gather momentum after a courageous battle in the Atlantic.
  • Union Challenges UK Government over Brexit Ferry Charters

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    The maritime professionals’ union, Nautilus International, has warned that the event of a no-deal Brexit could create a costly and damaging own goal for the British shipping industry. This follows the UK government’s move to spend more than £100m to secure additional ferry capacity to keep trade flowing.
  • 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.
  • Mission Ocean: Turning Problem Predators into Reef Resources

    Posted: 2nd January 2019 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The non-native lionfish has become a big problem in the Caribbean, where it has no natural predators. Able to reproduce every 4 days, the fish has overrun local populations. Its spines discourage human hands but Mission Ocean came across an intervention in Bequia to teach locals to safely trap and prepare the fish, turning the pest into a tasty resource.
  • Gyms on Yachts

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    It has been a number of years since Larry Ellisson refitted Enigma in 1999 with a basketball court and made sports courts the latest superyacht 'must have'. Whilst many yachts have not got space, some notable newbuilds design activity areas in from the outset, utilising available space on deck to cater for sports lovers. Notable examples include the Feadships MY JOY and MY Anna which Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) have been involved in.
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