• Three Join the Crew at Sarnia Yachts

    Posted: 31st May 2016 | Written by: Nichole Sweetsur

    Sarnia Yachts, one of Europe’s largest yacht fiduciaries, has continued to expand its team with the appointment of three new members of staff. The need for three additional Client Service Officers - Jason Chan, Julia O’Brien and Stephanie Ozanne - reflects Sarnia Yacht’s ongoing growth in an increasingly complex sector.
  • How Many Times Can One Ship Sink?

    Posted: 30th May 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Rodriguez Group SA, the family holding company known for its grandiose yachts anchored from Miami to Dubai, Cannes to Monaco, is in the midst of the longest sinking in history as rumours of fraud, corruption and organized crime continue to surface.
  • World Match Racing Tour Newport: 30 May - 4 June

    Posted: 30th May 2016 | Written by: Barby Macgowan

    Starting today, May 30, Sail Newport hosts the fourth and only American stop in the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) Newport, featuring top match racing teams from the US and nine additional countries in high-speed stadium racing.
  • Feadship Launches 70m M/Y Joy

    Posted: 28th May 2016 | Written by: Francis Vermeer

    Feadship has launched the 70m M/Y Joy at its Kaag yard, the first superyacht to feature an exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and the first Feadship with an interior by the architects at Studio Indigo. The result is an astonishing superyacht which truly meets the owner’s brief to ‘create something totally different to every other yacht.’
  • Nautilus Launches Crew Communications Survey

    Posted: 27th May 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The UK government recently stated that internet access should no longer be a luxury but a basic right. However, recent surveys by Nautilus and other maritime organisations have shown that only around 50% of seafarers currently have access to the internet and, even when they do, it is often limited and expensive.
  • Against the Landscaping of Pampelonne Beach

    Posted: 25th May 2016 | Written by: ECPY

    A new landscaping project is now taking shape which will put an end to anchorages in the area around Pampelonne Beach in St Tropez, altering access for boats and causing real damage to the local seaside economy. Sign the petition!
  • Solent Refit Secures 30 Year Lease

    Posted: 24th May 2016 | Written by: Ashley Hurrell

    Solent Refit is delighted to announce they have secured a 30 year lease on the shipyard and are now seeking to improve the facilities further to become one of the UK's most impressive superyacht refit and repair facilities. The expansion plans include waterfront offices which will overlook the Southampton Estuary. This will give clients, guests and subcontractors a place to work and carry out project meetings in a modern and relaxed surrounding. There will be a lounge area and a gym for crew and guests. They will be opening a chandlery on site to service the surrounding area.
  • 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.
  • Dutch Superyachts Rule at World Superyacht Awards

    Posted: 18th May 2016 | Written by: HISWA

    Dutch superyacht builders have taken home both the motor yacht and the sailing yacht of the year accolades from the World Superyacht Awards ceremony in Florence. The Feadship Savannah and the Vitters sloop Unfurled were joined on the winner’s podium by Claasen Shipyards (Atalante), Mulder Shipyard (Solis), Heesen Yachts (Sibelle), Holland Jachtbouw (Topaz) and another Feadship (Symphony) to confirm the industry-leading position of the yards gathered in the HISWA Holland Yachting Group association.
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  • It's time for a bit of crew recognition!

    Posted: 28th October 2013 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A bit of incentive goes a long way. In this business, the job description is simply this: to meet and exceed the expectations of the richest people on earth. It might sound like a tough ask - but somehow- through sheer hard work, good humour and a bit of creativity- the industry rises to the challenge year after year.
  • Y.CO Acquires Single Letter Domain Name

    Posted: 19th October 2013 | Written by: Y.CO

    Y.CO is the first brokerage to acquire a single letter web address: y.co. It's a clever move but it comes with a hefty price tag running into six figures!
  • Medical Crew Placement by MedAire

    Posted: 25th September 2013 | Written by: Erin Mitchell, MedAire

    MedAire will now place medical professionals on vessels for clients around the world. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and specialists are available for short-term or long-term placements based on a yacht’s specific needs.
  • Fifth Edition of (Super) Yachting Index

    Posted: 5th August 2013 | Written by: Camper and Nicholsons

    Providing in-depth analysis of the industry, the Index uses a cross-reference of industry data. Camper & Nicholsons (super)Yachting Index shows the realities of a booming sector that has evolved from a cottage industry into one of the world’s strongest-growing luxury markets.
  • Princess Yachts Secures Government Funds

    Posted: 8th April 2013 | Written by: BBC

    Luxury boat manufacturer Princess Yachts has secured £4.6m of government funding for a new boatyard in Plymouth. The company said the money from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) would secure 400 jobs in the city. The French-owned firm said the RGF offer had persuaded it against the alternative of buying an overseas yard, possibly in Germany.
  • Dutch Builders Open Up to Discovery

    Posted: 7th January 2013 | Written by: Daniel Shea

    The Dutch shipbuilding industry is opening itself up to the world in a Discovery Channel series called “SuperYachts.” The documentary series – slated to be six episodes – will open the doors on what has traditionally been a guarded sector of this already private industry. Each episode features different builders and shipyards, and takes viewers through the entire process, according to Farouk Nefzi, the director of HISWA Multimedia BV, a Dutch shipbuilders and watersports trade association. HISWA worked in partnership with the shipyards and Discovery Channel to develop the series.
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