• Finalists Announced for IMRF Awards 2019

    Posted: 6th August 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The judges for the International Maritime Rescue Federation Awards 2019 have announced their shortlist after careful consideration of compelling entries from around the world. Designed to honour the outstanding commitment of dedicated Search & Rescue (SAR) professionals and volunteers, the Awards also raise awareness of techniques, technologies and equipment to improve SAR capabilities for the future.
  • YPY's Annual Wine Tasting in Monaco with CRYS

    Posted: 6th August 2019 | Written by: YPY Monaco

    It's that time of year again, the sun is out, the guests are on yachts enjoying wonderful wines, and why shouldn't you too? Join us at 7pm on Thursday 8th August at the Yacht Club Monaco for YPY's Annual Wine Tasting Evening with Cannes Riviera Yacht Supply to sample a variety of food and wine pairings presented by a guest sommelier.
  • New Wave in Branded Spinnakers

    Posted: 5th August 2019 | Written by: ImageSails

    ImageSails has launched the world’s first seamless image hi-res spinnaker aptly named 'La Creación', from Cuban Painter Roniel Andrade, heralding a new wave in customization and advertising at sea. ImageSails are made of the finest sailcloth by elite sail makers in the USA using revolutionary technology to apply high-resolution images with precision and durability, without compromising performance.
  • The Fakarava Project to Reduce Plastic Waste

    Posted: 5th August 2019 | Written by: International Superyacht Society

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) together with The International SeaKeepers Society is bringing ocean conservation and awareness of plastic waste to the children of French Polynesia by conducting educational sessions at local schools and distributing reusable water bottles.
  • Securewest: Maritime Security Incidents 22-29 July 2019

    Posted: 31st July 2019

    Securewest International is the leading provider of worldwide security services, specializing in travel risk management for personnel at sea and ashore. Each week the Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) provides a summary of recorded maritime incidents of interest to private and commercial seafarers around the world. During the period 22-29 July 2019, Securewest recorded five maritime related incidents: three robberies, one boarding and one migrant and refugee incident.
  • The Benefits of Traveller Tracking

    Posted: 31st July 2019 | Written by: Nicky Demellweek

    Traveller tracking can be a sensitive subject with organisations and individuals having very mixed views on the topic. Some people appreciate the need while others can be sceptical believing their employers are just trying to keep tabs on their whereabouts. At Securewest we find that if an organisation is transparent in it's use and intentions then employees are more accepting of the benefits of tracking as part of their travel risk management.
  • IGY Sete Marina in the South of France Officially Open

    Posted: 29th July 2019 | Written by: Kay Mellinger

    IGY Marinas is thrilled to announce the official opening of IGY Sète Marina located in the south of France. IGY Marinas worked closely with the Sète Port Authority to create their newest and most advanced superyacht facility in the Mediterranean.
  • New Yachting Businesses Arrive in Porto Montenegro

    Posted: 26th July 2019 | Written by: Danilo Kalezic

    Monte Carlo Yachts, Beneteau, Sunreef Yachts recently opened offices in Porto Montenegro. These new openings strengthen the marina’s position as the Med’s all-around yachting cornerstone with the 60 units of ground floor retail made up of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.
  • IGY Yacht Haven Grande Marina Receives TYHA Platinum Accreditation

    Posted: 24th July 2019 | Written by: Kay Mellinger

    IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St. Thomas, USVI has become the first North American marina to be awarded Gold Anchor ‘Platinum’ Level accreditation from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). Yacht Haven Grande Marina caters to the largest superyachts in the world (up to 600ft’ / 182m) providing bespoke services for this unique market segment.
  • Nautilus & ITF Call for Urgent Release of Seized British Oil Tanker & Crew

    Posted: 23rd July 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Nautilus International and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today raised serious concerns over the seizure of British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz and have called for a diplomatic resolution to the situation and de-escalation of tensions in the region.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Votes are Open for ISS Design Awards 2019

    Posted: 30th June 2019 | Written by: International Superyacht Society

    Over 40 exceptional superyachts have been nominated for this year’s ISS Design Awards and members are invited to vote for their favorite vessels. Created in 1990 by the International Superyacht Society, the ISS awards recognize outstanding achievements in construction and design of superyachts above 24m.
  • Yacht Ownership: Cyprus Leasing Update

    Posted: 30th June 2019 | Written by: Dominion

    Following uncertainty and controversy over the Malta and Cyprus leasing schemes, the tax authorities in Cyprus recently set out the guidelines for the leasing of pleasure yachts which are summarised here.
  • Jérôme de Metz Becomes CEO of Groupe Beneteau

    Posted: 18th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Hervé Gastinel, CEO of Groupe Beneteau since 2015, has stepped down from his position and has been replaced by chairman Jérôme de Metz with immediate effect. The Board of Directors of Beneteau SA, the French boatbuilding group, announced yesterday that Gastinel's duties within the group came to an end on June 16.
  • ECPY on the Recent Decree Regulating Yacht Anchorage and Stopping in French Waters

    Posted: 13th June 2019 | Written by: ECPY

    ECPY is in discussions with the French Mediterranean Maritime Authority to help define local regulations on anchorages and stopping based upon the framework issued in the June 3rd decree, with an aim to respect both the environment and the yachting industry's economic interests.
  • Simplest Ideas often Have the Biggest Impact Says IMRF Awards Judge

    Posted: 11th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    "The IMRF Awards really do matter because they attract vital public attention and focus to the excellent lifesaving work that's being done all around the world by maritime search and rescue (SAR) organisations," says lead judge Michael Vlasto as he discusses what makes a winning entry in the International Maritime Rescue Federation Awards.
  • Ten Years of ECOMER & Yachts du Coeur

    Posted: 11th June 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    This year ECOMER is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The non-profit association founded by Jean-Luc Annone is a bridge between the privileged yachting industry and those in need. Its guiding principles are care for the environment and solidarity with communities. In the last decade, it has facilitated donations to disaster-struck communities around the world and has delivered food aid equivalent to 46,000 meals.
  • Auckland Drops Daily Anchorage Fee after Consultation with the Marine Industry

    Posted: 11th June 2019 | Written by: Isla Mckechnie

    Auckland Council has dropped a proposed daily anchoring fee which would have seen superyachts and other foreign-flagged vessels of over 40-metres billed for each time they anchored within Auckland’s navigable waters.
  • ISS Artisan Award 2019 Open for Nominations

    Posted: 6th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Launched at the ISS Amsterdam Member's Event and sponsored by Quantum Marine Stabilizers, the Award for Artisans recognises the artistry, skill and dedication of the artisans whose hands-on work is integral to the realisation of extraordinary superyachts. Nominations for the 2019 Award are now open.
  • DYNAMIQ Unveils its First Explorer Yacht: The Global 330

    Posted: 3rd June 2019 | Written by: Bogdan Gusarev

    Dynamiq, the Monaco-based builder of next-generation superyachts, is proud to reveal the innovative 33m GLOBAL 330, the first in a brand new series of explorer yachts. Designed with long-range travel in mind, the new series will be available in three versions of 30m, 33m and 40m, with the smallest model rated at 200 GT.
  • Seahub Wins Three Awards at Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference

    Posted: 30th May 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    Seahub, the cloud-based yacht maintenance software received three awards during the recent ASMEX Conference on the Gold Coast of Australia. Seahub was presented with the awards for Marine Export Performance of the Year, Best Export Marketing Strategy and the Best Marine Exporter of the Year.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Flat Panels: Lessons from the White Rose of Drachs

    Posted: 25th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 65m motor yacht, White Rose of Drachs, was the first to complete the transition to flat panels by physically removing their old domes. Having successfully completed two seasons, we met with Captain Andrew Schofield and key personnel from Kymeta Corporation, e3 Systems and Media Broadcast Satellite to discuss their insight and vision for the wider yacht market.
  • Palma International Boat Show & Superyacht Show 2019

    Posted: 25th April 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    With only two days to go till the 2019 Palma International Boat Show and Superyacht Show, we recap the best the shows have to offer this year!
  • Asociación Ondine Becomes Save the Med Foundation

    Posted: 18th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Since its foundation in 2012, Asociación Ondine has grown steadily and in the last few years its work has expanded apace, reflecting the pressing global need to protect, restore and regenerate nature and wildlife. As of today, it has changed its name to the Save The Med Foundation to reflect the scope of its scientific work, outreach programmes and future aspirations.
  • YPY Young Entrepreneurs in Yachting Event

    Posted: 18th April 2019 | Written by: YPY Monaco

    YPY Monaco has invited 7 young entrepreneurs to discuss their challenges and aspirations at an event on Thursday 25th April at the Yacht Club de Monaco. There will be a chance to ask questions and mingle.
  • Disturbing the Deep: Underwater Sound Pollution and the Impact on Marine Life

    Posted: 18th April 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Seafarers often complain about the problems of noise onboard ships, especially in terms of sleep disturbance, while the detrimental effects of noise pollution on marine life cannot be overstated. New research raises hopes that a fresh wave of regulatory requirements could be on the horizon.
  • What is Travel Risk Management?

    Posted: 16th April 2019 | Written by: Nicky Demellweek

    You wouldn't leave port without referring to the charts and checking the forecasts, so why leave other potential risks unmapped? In an unsettled world where yachts are venturing further afield, Travel Risk Management is fast becoming an integral part of a yacht’s approach to safety - so what are the benefits and what's involved?
  • Cannes Lions Yacht Charter Guide

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019 will be held from 17 to 21 June where Cannes transforms into the global headquarters of the entire marketing communications ecosystem. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a Cannes Lions stalwart, Bespoke Yacht Charter shares their practical guide to Cannes Lions 2019.
  • ANZAC Day Ceremonies in Antibes 2019

    Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: Linda Blochet

    The 25th of April is ANZAC day when Australians and New Zealanders commemorate the sacrifices servicemen and women have made in the name of freedom. In Antibes, with the support of Mayor Jean Leonetti, 2019 will be the 7th consecutive year that the Association ANZAC Antibes has organised bilingual, international and official ANZAC Day ceremonies welcoming all nationalities.
  • West Papua in Indonesia Becomes World’s First Conservation Province

    Posted: 8th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    “Today, history was made” said Cristina Mittermeier, Co-Founder of SeaLegacy, as West Papua in Indonesia becomes the world’s first Conservation Province.The new environmental law will ensure sustainable industries and establish protected areas, and will guarantee that West Papua’s Indigenous Peoples have access to their own resources.
  • 2019 Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza a Huge Success!

    Posted: 4th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 10th edition of the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza started with a beautiful, south of France sunrise as 100 crew and industry professionals came together for a fun day with colleagues and friends on the slopes of Auron, skiing, snowboarding and soaking up the sun over a three course lunch.
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