• Ocean Independence Represents Dynamiq in German Speaking Countries

    Posted: 10th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Ocean Independence will represent the Italian boutique shipyard Dynamiq, winner of the German Design Award and the Boat International Award for Best Naval Architecture in 2018. The well-established brokerage network will support the exciting, emerging brand across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • ISWAN Delivers Report on The Welfare of Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 10th December 2018 | Written by: Tom Holmer

    The findings of new research into the welfare needs of superyacht crew were presented last week at a seminar held at Inmarsat’s headquarters in London. ISWAN partnered with MHG Insurance Brokers to conduct a survey of seafarers working on superyachts to investigate welfare issues specific to the sector. Based on the findings the report highlights key areas for improvement with a number of recommendations.
  • Steep Rise in Bug-Sweeping on Superyachts

    Posted: 8th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    High net worth individuals are increasingly concerned about the risks of being bugged on board their superyachts says Matt Horan, security director of cyber-security company C3IA Solutions. Some owners have wrongly believed that being at sea affords greater security than offices and homes, but Matt Horan is keen to dispel the myth.
  • Shipyard Supply Co Announces Production of Tender Mooring Whips

    Posted: 7th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Seeing a gap in the market for a high quality tender whip, Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) has launched their own range of tender mooring whips for yacht tenders of all sizes. Designed to be the most reliable, well-built and yacht friendly tender whips on the market, the use of stainless steel fittings also ensures the aesthetics match functionality.
  • ISS Design & Leadership Awards on Film

    Posted: 6th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Each year during FLIBS, the superyacht community comes together to celebrate its achievements at the ISS Design and Leadership Awards Gala. Created in 1990, the ISS awards recognize outstanding achievements in construction and design of superyachts above 24m. The ISS has just released a video of the evening.
  • Schulte Group Acquires Majority Stake in YPI CREW

    Posted: 5th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Schulte Group announces the acquisition of a majority stake in YPI CREW, the leading yacht crew recruitment agency in Antibes. YPI CREW will be positioned under Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services (BSCS) and Co-founder Laurence Lewis, will continue as MD running the the day to day business.
  • SuperYacht Radio Launches SuperYacht Talks

    Posted: 5th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    SuperYacht Radio, the only industry focused radio station, based in Palma de Mallorca, has launched SuperYacht Talks - a new service broadcasting seminars and talks to the global superyacht industry.
  • Nautilus Secures Unpaid Wages for Crew on Indian Empress

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

    Nautilus legal experts have concluded a long battle to secure almost US$1m in unpaid wages for crew on the superyacht Indian Empress. The Union has been representing the interests of crew on the 95m yacht which was arrested in Malta in March after being abandoned by its owner, Kingfisher beer and Formula 1 Force India tycoon Vijay Vittal Mallya, in September 2017.
  • Sea Shepherd's Flagship M/Y Steve Irwin to be Retired

    Posted: 4th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Sea Shepherd International have announced that their flagship, the M/Y Steve Irwin, or the Steve, will be retired after 11 years of service. With Sea Shepherd, the M/Y Steve Irwin has conducted 18 campaigns in defence of the world’s oceans; from protecting pilot whales in the Faroes, bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean, and humpback whales off the Kimberley coast.
  • First All-Female Pro Crew for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Posted: 27th November 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    Two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor Stacey Jackson from Australia is to lead the first professional all-female crew to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the 75th edition of the classic offshore race this December.
  • 'Sail the Andamans' Month Long Yachting Carnival

    Posted: 30th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Andaman Islands Yacht Carnival will run from February 20 to March 21 and to make participation easier “The Indian Embassies in Thailand and Malaysia have agreed to issue visas to participants of ‘Sail the Andamans’ who are non-residents of these respective countries,” reports R. Rathnam of Andaman Holidays and Asia Pacific Superyachts Andaman Islands.
  • Ammonite is the NZ Millennium Cup Champion 2018

    Posted: 26th January 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    The 2018 NZ Millennium Cup has come to a close and Ammonite has taken the series, with former 2016 and 2017 champion Tawera, hot on her heels. 'There’s no better place in the world to sail,' declared the first time contender's owner, Marcus Blackmore, at the prizegiving ceremony that concluded events in the Bay of Islands.
  • NZ Millennium Cup Day 2: Series Standing Shake-up

    Posted: 25th January 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    The third and fourth races of the 2018 NZ Millennium Cup saw tough competition with the addition of a series standing shake up. At the morning's briefing, former America’s Cup principle race officer, Harold Bennet, presented entries with three course options, ensuring the fierce racing of the day before could be continued with both short and long options depending on the breeze.
  • Superyacht Cup Palma 2018 is off to a Flying Start

    Posted: 25th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The New Zealand Millennium Cup, which concludes tomorrow, marks the start of the superyacht racing season, not to mention the beginning of the countdown to The Superyacht Cup Palma, one of the most hotly anticipated events on the superyacht sailing calendar.
  • NZ Millennium Cup: S/Y Ammonite Shows Her Stripes

    Posted: 24th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    S/Y Ammonite has shown her stripes on the opening Orams Marine Race Day of the New Zealand Millennium Cup. Over two close races the first time entry made it clear she's here to win, with crew pulling off slick manoeuvres to see her hold onto her lead over Silvertip.
  • Millennium Cup Underway in Bay of Islands

    Posted: 24th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    New Zealand Millennium Cup 2018, the world's most southerly superyacht regatta, is underway, marked by a welcome function hosting owners, crew and sponsors of the event staged in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands.
  • Tight Race to the Finish at Phuket ASR Cup

    Posted: 22nd January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    S/Y Aphrodite was awarded the ASR cup for the second year in a row, after exhilarating racing that saw S/Y Intrigue, S/Y La Numero Uno and S/Y Aphrodite neck and neck over the two days of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous held at the Sala Phuket Resort, Thailand.
  • Inaugural Gustavia Yacht Club - Christophe Harbour Cup Race Announced

    Posted: 19th January 2018 | Written by: Onboardonline

    Taking place 25-27 February 2018, the Gustavia Yacht Club - Christophe Harbour Cup Race is a three-day pursuit race that will cover the 90 nautical miles on a return circuit between St Kitts and St Barths. Open to sailing yachts 50-ft and over, interested yacht owners are invited to register by 30th of January 2018.
  • Caribbean Race Season Opens with Barbados Sailing Week

    Posted: 17th January 2018 | Written by: Sue Pelling

    Barbados Sailing Week, which incorporates the headline Mount Gay Round Barbados Race, is officially underway. A skippers’ briefing at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, followed by the first of many beach parties at Barbados Cruising Club last night marked not only the start of this popular annual event but also celebrate the start of the Caribbean regatta season.
  • Roster of Superyachts Will Race at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2018

    Posted: 12th January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, held this year from the 19 -21 January out of Sala Phuket Resort, will pit the majestic sailing superyachts S/Y Intrigue, S/Y La Numero Uno, S/Y Minico, S/Y Aphrodite, and S/Y Aspiration against each other in an electrifying two days of racing.
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  • Crew Board Set to Simplify Yacht Recruitment

    Posted: 1st November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Crew Board, a start up launching in November, will improve the process of matching yacht crew with open roles, making recruitment easier for both employers and employees.The new web based app uses innovative technology including a ‘best match’ algorithm to help crew find the roles that best suit their experience, and make it easier for yachts to identify crew that meet their demands.
  • Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors, Coffee Table Book for Yacht Lovers

    Posted: 30th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Step aboard some of the world’s biggest and most exclusive superyachts with Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors. The limited-edition coffee table book takes you inside 21 superyachts, seven of which are among the world’s 100 largest yachts and two are among the top 50.
  • MYS: The Show for Future Superyacht Owners

    Posted: 26th October 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson

    A month after the Monaco Yacht Show official attendance figures confirm the hopes of the strategy for this year's edition. Despite a 2% drop in overall attendance compared to 2017, due largely to stricter entry requirements, exhibitors and brokers report a greater number of visitors really intending to buy or charter a yacht, with the prospect of confirmed orders in the weeks and months ahead.
  • Global Eagle Pioneers First In-Flight Broadband Connectivity via Low-Earth Orbit Satellite

    Posted: 25th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. today announced a major milestone in the history of satellite connectivity for aviation and maritime: the successful completion of testing to demonstrate how a new, low-cost satellite network can revolutionize the way airline and maritime passengers enjoy high-speed connectivity and content.
  • OneOcean to Host The Superyacht Show for Next Three Years

    Posted: 25th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Following the success of this year's event, The Superyacht Show conceived by LYBRA (the Large Yacht Brokers' Association) will return to OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona for the next three years. The 2019 edition will take place in the second week of May, a client-centric event showcasing large yachts for sale.
  • FarSounder Joins NOAA as a Trusted Node

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    FarSounder, the underwater acoustics specialist, is the most recent company to join the International Hydrographic Organization’s Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry (CSB) initiative by becoming a “trusted node” with NOAA. This project enables mariners to voluntarily contribute seafloor depths measured from their vessels to NOAA’s data repository.
  • Inaugural Crew Awards Ceremony Celebrates the Best Crew in Superyachting

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The much anticipated Crew Awards from ACREW took place at Le Palace in Nice on Saturday 13th October in partnership with Port Vauban. 275 guests, made up mostly of captains and crew, gathered to celebrate exceptional crew in superyachting.
  • IMCI attends ICOMIA World Marinas Conference

    Posted: 18th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be held in Athens from October 25 to 27 this year, will deliver an impressive programme on the theme of “Cross sea challenges for marinas - Setting the scene for collective development and growth”. The line-up of over 40 prominent speakers hail from countries across the globe and will bring their local expertise to bear on subjects of international significance, linking emerging and traditional markets in the Balkans, Mediterranean and Middle East.
  • Marshall Islands Confirms No Class Certificate Surcharge

    Posted: 16th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates has announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry will not follow competitors by levying surcharges and commissions on vessel documents and certificates issued on its behalf by the Classification Societies. The RMI Registry will continue to provide its clients with a transparent pricing structure for the issuance of key certificates needed by shipowners.
  • 9th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza a Success

    Posted: 11th October 2018 | Written by: Riviera Yacht Support

    The 9th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza was another success with 120 participants enjoying perfect weather at the Grande Bastide Golf Course. Golf pro, Jérémie Felenc, joined us on the fairways for golf in the morning sunshine and networking continued over cold champagne and lunch.
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  • Seahub Gets Onboard with Sea Shepherd Global

    Posted: 18th June 2018 | Written by: Sam Wheaton

    We first became aware of Sea Shepherd with the documentary series ‘Whale Wars’ which triggered a desire to know more about marine conservation. As engineers, we also wanted to know how they manage maintenance of their fleet which typically operates in remote areas, so earlier this year we met with their Chief Engineer, Brian Race, to see if Seahub could offer support.
  • Newport Yacht Charter Show 2018

    Posted: 17th June 2018 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    With its picturesque coastlines and quaint islands and towns, New England is a summer hot spot for luxury charter vacations, and this week from June 18-21, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is set to showcase an impressive lineup of yachts available in the region this season.
  • Antibes International Day of Yoga 2018

    Posted: 12th June 2018 | Written by: Noona Ayres

    The second Antibes International Day of Yoga is brought to you by Noona Ayres from Revitalize and Geraldine Hardy from Azure Yoga with Geraldine. In collaboration with Port Vauban, we are offering a FREE yoga class at the Bastion St Jaume in the Port of Antibes on the evening of the summer solstice, Thursday 21 June, to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Yoga.
  • Protecting Our Oceans Every Day!

    Posted: 8th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On World Oceans Day, Sea Shepherd is saying thank you for all the support and to celebrate all that has been achieved together in the Great Australian Bight, they are sharing 'Jeedara' The Film, so everyone can witness the beauty of this magnificent coastline.
  • YachtAid Global Releases 2017 Annual Report

    Posted: 5th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    YachtAid Global, the yachting community’s humanitarian team, has released its 2017 Annual Report documenting extensive relief efforts during a challenging year of natural disasters affecting coastal communities around the world. Founded in 2006, YachtAid Global coordinates vital support from superyachts to carry out humanitarian operations and deliver supplies to areas in need.
  • Illegal Shark Fin Trade Exploiting Loopholes in Hong Kong Customs

    Posted: 1st June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On 11 May 2018, Sea Shepherd Hong Kong discovered a 980 kg shipment of shark fins arriving from Sri Lanka to Hong Kong on a Singapore Airlines flight. Along with other carriers, Singapore Airlines had already banned the transport of shark fins on all its routes, but smugglers continue to exploit loopholes in customs procedures.
  • Marshall Islands Aims to Resolve Shipping Industry's Safety Concerns

    Posted: 31st May 2018

    The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) on the consistent implementation of the 2020 global fuel oil sulphur standard under MARPOL Annex VI.
  • Geert Vons, Artist & Director of Sea Shepherd Netherlands

    Posted: 26th May 2018 | Written by: Karen Hockney

    From the moment Sea Shepherd’s Netherlands director Geert Vons and I start chatting, it’s clear that his vision for marine protection differs from the usual scientific approach. A talented artist and tattooist, designer of the iconic Jolly Roger logo, he talks about the disconnect between humans and the environment we live in, the appeal of the pirate and the warrior and the power of art as a universal language.
  • Exclusive YPY Sailing Day in Monaco

    Posted: 18th May 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    YPY Monaco is happy to announce the Sailing Day that will take place at the Monaco Yacht Club on the 17th June. Members from all the worldwide chapters are invited, so it will be a great chance for all YPY members to all gather together.
  • Indonesia’s Raja Ampat: A Place to Inspire Passion

    Posted: 15th May 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    Indonesia and its vast expanse of islands is a must-see superyacht destination that offers a spectacular and memorable cruise. Captain Jimmy Blee fell head over heels for Raja Ampat seventeen years ago and knows the waters better than anyone else. He explains why the area is so special to him and what attractions it holds in store for superyacht visitors.
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