• Sea Shepherd Launches a New Campaign in the Mediterranean Sea

    Posted: 16th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Sea Shepherd protects the Italian waters thanks to a joint collaboration with the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund to tackle Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Aeolian Archipelago. Their recent patrol led to the removal and seizure of 52 illegal FADS (Fishing Aggregating Devices) along with 100km of polypropylene line from the waters of the Aeolian Islands.
  • 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.
  • METSTRADE Announces New ‘Shipyard’ Hub for SuperYacht Pavilion

    Posted: 11th October 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson

    The organisers of the SuperYacht Pavilion at METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam have announced the addition of a third hall within the RAI convention centre, including a new networking area called the Shipyard. With the same sophisticated style and flow for which the SuperYacht Pavilion is renowned, the addition of private meeting rooms will also allow key decision makers to remain on the show floor.
  • YPY Event: Brain Tendencies for Better Leadership

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    All welcome to the 'Brain Tendencies' YPY event in Monaco tomorrow, Thursday, October 11th! Come and find your own 'dominant brain tendency' to become a better manager. The aim is to show you what behaviours and thought patterns you normally rely on, so that you can unlock underutilised parts of your brain and think in different ways.
  • Sea Shepherd Australia: Operation Reef Defence

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Operation Reef Defence is a Sea Shepherd Australia campaign to halt the construction of the Adani Carmichael coal mine, rail link and coal port in Eastern Australia. A new report from the Climate Council released this week reveals the urgent need for Australia to kick its coal habit to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 7th Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference March 2019

    Posted: 10th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Now in its 7th year, the Opportunities in Superyachts conference in Malta has become a key networking event in the superyacht calendar. Taking place on Thursday 28th March, 2019, the conference will once on the key issues of concern to leaders in the superyacht industry; finance, regulation, safety, security, insurance, tax, corporate ownership, brokerage, chartering, marinas, build and design.
  • International Schooner Association Founded

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Schooner owners do not come more passionate than Tomas de Vargas Machuca, who owns not one, but two, of these famous vintage craft. A new initiative, nurtured by his enthusiasm and that of his captain Simon Pandolfi, is the formation of the International Schooner Association. The association was founded last week at the 40th edition of the Régates Royales in Cannes, where a great group of classic schooners gathered together displaying the elegance and power of this classic craft.
  • Extensive Dredging Improves Access to Royal Phuket Marina

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Thailand's multi-award-winning Royal Phuket Marina, working closely with the Marine Department in Phuket, recently completed dredging of its marina basin and access channel, increasing the depth to two metres at the lowest tide and enabling motor boats up to 35 metres round-the-clock access.
  • Monaco Yacht Show 2018: Review

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: Don Hoyt Gorman

    The 2018 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show concluded last week. It was, by our account, the most upbeat show in a decade. With more deals signed and a sense of increased market activity afoot, the docks of Monaco were teeming with positivity. New build deals were announced and innovative designs unveiled. And it was good to see environmental initiatives high on the agenda yet again.
  • International Maxi Association Set to Expand

    Posted: 2nd October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Following its Annual General Meeting held during this month’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body that oversees maxi yacht racing globally, has announced its prize winners, voted in a new President and published its 2019 race program.
  • 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.
  • Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Will Celebrate Island Recovery

    Posted: 11th January 2018 | Written by: Onboardonline

    The ninth edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Barth is around the corner and organisers are pulling out all the stops to guarantee sailors another epic year both on and off the water, despite the passage of Hurricane Irma this past September. Scheduled for April 8-14, 2018, and hosted out of Gustavia in St. Barthélemy, the Caribbean favourite welcomes back legendary musician and sailor Jimmy Buffett as the regatta’s official U.S. ambassador.
  • Introducing Ultimate Burma Yachts

    Posted: 3rd January 2018 | Written by: UBY

    Ultimate Burma Yachts is launching brand new destinations in the Andaman Sea between Myanmar and Thailand, with an exceptional fleet of 11 superyachts including Dunia Baru, Orient Pearl, La Numero Uno and Zen.
  • Superyachts Sign Up for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

    Posted: 2nd January 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    Celebrating its 17th year, stunning sail and motor superyachts from the far corners of the world will gather at the exclusive Asia Superyacht Rendezvous ‘ASR Cup’ racing and social event on Phuket, Thailand 19th-21st January 2018.
  • Barbados Sailing Week January 2018

    Posted: 22nd December 2017 | Written by: Sue Pelling

    The Caribbean race season’s opening regatta formerly known as the Mount Gay Round Barbados Series has been renamed Barbados Sailing Week. Running from 16-24 January, it is expected to once again attract top class competition. The headline event challenges competitors to take on the 60 NM Mount Gay Round Barbados Race for the chance to win their skipper’s weight in rum if records are broken.
  • Momentum Building towards the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

    Posted: 15th December 2017 | Written by: Kirsten Ferguson

    In the countdown to the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, anticipation is building with a number of world-class maxi, multihull and monohull teams having signed up early to race. Scheduled for March 1-4, 2018 and staged out of the St. Maarten Yacht Club in Simpson Bay, the regatta is a staple on the Caribbean racing calendar each year, attracting seasoned sailors from around the world with its perfect blend of top-tier racing and lively shore side entertainment.
  • Sydney to Hobart's Home Hub

    Posted: 30th November 2017 | Written by: Sydney City Marine

    State-of-the-art shipyard, Sydney City Marine, is the logical choice for yachts competing in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for its superb location, “five minutes from the Sydney CBD and 20 minutes from Mascot Airport,” the wealth of technical expertise onsite and the ease of docking for yachts of all sizes.
  • Free Concierge Service Guarantees Smooth Sailing for the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

    Posted: 21st November 2017 | Written by: Kirsten Ferguson

    Another year of serious fun and serious racing is on tap for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and the entire island of Saint Martin is working in overdrive to prepare for the event’s 38th edition, scheduled for March 1-4, 2018. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, organisers are encouraging participants to utilise the event’s free concierge service.
  • Maxi Class News

    Posted: 20th November 2017 | Written by: James Boyd

    A rundown of the International Maxi Association's latest news. Maxis got the wind in their sails in October in the wet and gusty 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race. The Venice Hospitality Challenge saw 13 Maxis compete. Maxis are set to rejoin Rolex Capri Sailing Week in 2018. Maxi starts to allow yachts of up to 115ft. Maxis are competing in the RORC Transatlantic Race.
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  • New Sale Agreed for Indian Empress Superyacht

    Posted: 20th September 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Nautilus International, the seafarers' union, has welcomed news that a long-running ordeal suffered by members serving on the superyacht Indian Empress may be nearing an end after a court received confirmation that the vessel is being bought for €35m.
  • 2018 Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza is on!

    Posted: 17th September 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 9th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza will be held on Friday 5th October 2018 at the Grande Bastide Golf Course in Châteauneuf Grasse-Opio on the French Riviera. The day includes friendly competition over 18-holes of golf, a hearty lunch and networking with fellow yachting professionals.
  • PYA Sea Changes at MYS to Cover Sexual Harassment & Environmental Action

    Posted: 17th September 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The highly-anticipated PYA Sea Changes seminar, which offers concise industry updates and topical debates for yachting professionals, is continuing its successful format and will be held during the Monaco Yacht Show again this year.
  • New IPV Code: What it Means for Delivery Trips

    Posted: 10th September 2018 | Written by: British Marine

    The MCA has written a new draft IPV Code (intended pleasure vessels) in conjunction with British Marine, the RYA and the YDSA, which reduces regulatory and economic burdens on marine businesses. It also helps to ensure that operators of pleasure vessels in temporary commercial use are operating on the right side of the law.
  • Global Services Appoints Richard Acland as CEO

    Posted: 7th September 2018 | Written by: Alex Smith

    Global Services, the leading marine procurement company, is delighted to announce the appointment of their new CEO, Mr Richard Acland who has worked in the marine industry for 15 years.
  • An Action Packed September at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

    Posted: 1st September 2018 | Written by: Marialisa Panu

    Following the offshore Palermo - Porto Cervo - Montecarlo race and the Trofeo Formenton in Porto Rafael, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) is getting ready for a busy sporting calendar in September including: The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, The Rolex Swan Cup, The Perini Navi Cup and The Audi Italian Sailing League Final.
  • DAME 2018 Charities - Wetwheels & Blue Marine Foundation

    Posted: 31st August 2018 | Written by: Annemarie Burgmans

    The annual DAME Design Awards at the start of METSTRADE assure global exposure for the winning products and the entry fees are also donated to a good cause. This year the two charities chosen to receive the funds are Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation.
  • A Superyacht in Crisis: Are you Prepared?

    Posted: 31st August 2018 | Written by: Lesley Walker

    If your yacht were suddenly involved in a crisis with the potential to escalate would you know how to handle it? On Tuesday 25th September the IOMSF is hosting a conference to explore this topic at the Metropole Hotel in Monaco - be sure to register early!
  • Fusion Marine Systems off to a Flying Start

    Posted: 30th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Fusion Marine Systems (FMS), a new audio visual and technology company, has just completed the first integration of their revolutionary Fusion Air App control system on one of the largest yachts in the superyacht fleet.
  • American Owners can now Register Yachts Above 300 GT with US Flag

    Posted: 17th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As of Monday 13 August, 2018, US yacht owners can now register above 300 GT with a US flag. This long overdue change to a law dating back to 1920 is the result of years of lobbying by industry stakeholders, a triumph for patriotic owners and a boost for the US yacht market as a whole.
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  • 20 Maxis to compete at Rolex Capri Sailing Week

    Posted: 25th April 2018 | Written by: James Boyd

    Over 11-19 May, the Maxi fleet will return to a favourite destination for its owners - that gem of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Capri. Racing on the Gulf of Naples with the Sorrento coast and Mount Vesuvius as a backdrop, boats, owners and crew from all over the world will be participating. With registration yet to close, 90 boats have been entered, including 20 Maxi yachts.
  • The COCC St Tropez to Monaco Charity Cycle Ride 2018

    Posted: 25th April 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

    Now in its 7th year, the COCC charity cycle has become a fixture on the Monaco calendar. The ride raises funds for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and enjoys the support of high profile locals including HSH Prince Albert II, F1 Formula One drivers and professional cyclists. On Sunday May 6th this year, Mika Hakkinen, Thierry Boutsen, Eddie Jourdan will participate in the 140km coastal ride from St Tropez to Monaco.
  • Top 5 Service Trends for 2018: Free Workshop in Palma

    Posted: 20th April 2018 | Written by: Luxury Hospitality Academy

    At this workshop for in Palma, we'll discuss all things interior and hospitality to help you rock 2018! We have devised a program tailored to hospitality and interior yachties, packed with great tips, useful advice and of course, free drinks! In town for the Palma Boat show? Come on down and join the fun.
  • Fraser Yachts at the MYBA Charter Show 2018

    Posted: 20th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Fraser will exhibit three beautiful charter yachts at the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona next week, where the 30 year anniversary celebrations are sure to make the show livelier than ever. Fraser yachts will also be participating in the Chef's and tablescaping competitions. Here are details of the three yachts on display and charter brokers are warmly invited to request a viewing during the show:
  • ANZAC Day in Antibes 2018 in a Nutshell

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    All over the world, on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders (and more recently the Irish, British and French) commemorate the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. In Antibes, with the support of Jean Leonetti, the Mayor of Antibes Juan-les-Pins, the Association ANZAC ANTIBES has organised for the 6th consecutive year, two bilingual, international and official ANZAC Day ceremonies.
  • Mission Ocean: Dominica after Hurricane Maria

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: Laura Beard

    Sitting between Martinique and Guadeloupe, Dominica is one of the lesser-known Caribbean islands, popular with hikers, nature-lovers and bird-watchers due to its lush volcanic landscapes. Mission Ocean had always planned to stop over there, but the hurricanes in 2017 gave the visit a very different meaning.
  • Winners at the Antibes Raft Race 2018

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: Sarah Smith-Garrison

    Who cares who wins? Well apparently all of you...so here are the awards for the 2018 Antibes Raft Race and a big thank you to everyone who took part! The organisers also extend an invitation to attend 'Post Event Drinks' in the Blue Lady Pub on Friday 20th April from 6pm.
  • Y.CO at the MYBA Charter Show 2018

    Posted: 19th April 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona next week, Y.CO is delighted to invite you to view four spectacular yachts: Sherakhan, Panthalassa, Elixir and Heavenly Daze.
  • Wellbeing at Work: Seafarer Happiness Index Results

    Posted: 17th April 2018 | Written by: Nautilus Int. - Andrew Linington

    The Mission to Seafarers has launched its report on the findings of the Seafarer Happiness Index survey, which collates feedback on 10 key areas of life at sea, including mental and physical health, diet, rest, workloads, connectivity and access to shore leave. The concerning results show that seafarer happiness has been falling for the last three years, a decline which should prompt reassessment among those in the industry of crew's working conditions, workload and access to support.
  • El Faro: Investigating the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

    Posted: 13th April 2018 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    It is October 2015 and a U.S.-flagged cargo ship, El Faro, sets off on its usual route past the Bahamas, down to Puerto Rico. Less than 48 hours later the ship sails straight into the eye wall of a Grade 3 hurricane. The salvaging of the ship's data recorder has allowed a gripping picture to be built of how the worst U.S. maritime disaster in three decades came to pass.
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