• Inmarsat Announces Record-breaking Sailor as New Yachting Ambassador

    Posted: 27th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has appointed record-breaking Australian sailor and adventurer Nick Moloney as its new Yachting Ambassador.
  • Farsounder Receives its Fifth US Patent

    Posted: 24th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    FarSounder has expanded its IP portfolio with the issuance of its 5th US Patent, number 20150369908. The company is the manufacturer of innovative forward-looking sonar systems.
  • ISWAN Fundraising Efforts for New Crew Wellbeing Portal

    Posted: 24th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    While a career aboard a superyacht is often portrayed as the dream job for the travel-hungry, no matter how glamorous a gleaming superyacht may seem, those in the yachting industry know that it’s not all sunshine and smooth sailing. Now the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is looking to take awareness to the next level with the launch of a new online toolkit, yachtcrewhelp.org.
  • The Development of the Charter Market in the Balearic Islands

    Posted: 22nd January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The Spanish Large Yacht Association has produced its sixth annual report on the state of the charter market in the Balearics, and reports are generally promising.
  • e3 Plans Ahead for 2020

    Posted: 20th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    2019 was certainly a memorable year for everyone at e3, with a whole range of exciting product and service launches. With so much more to look forward to in the coming year, here’s what has been happening within the company to get you up to speed...
  • Royal Huisman Launches Sea Eagle II

    Posted: 20th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    It’s a great start to the new year for Royal Huisman, which has just launched its largest yacht to date – Sea Eagle II – which has now spread her wings and left the nest which was her home since she was created at the shipyard in Vollenhove, The Netherlands.
  • ClubSwan 36 Wins Big at European Yacht of the Year Awards 2020

    Posted: 20th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The winners of this year’s Yacht of the Year Awards were announced on the very first day of Boot Düsseldorf 2020, judged by 12 members of the jury who evaluated the nominees through a tight program of sea trials which saw the yachts sailing from the beautiful Port Ginesta, Spain, last October. The ClubSwan 36 took home the Innovation Award in her category, a prize that clearly rewards her team for all their hard work.
  • French Riviera Yachting Community to Host Bushfire Fundraiser

    Posted: 17th January 2020 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    The Australian community and local yachting businesses on the French Riviera are hosting a Save Australia Day event on Saturday 25th January from 2pm to midnight to raise money for bushfire charities in their home country.
  • Gulf Craft Undergoes Management Restructure

    Posted: 17th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Setting the company on a course toward continued growth, United Arab Emirates superyacht builder Gulf Craft has announced updates to its management restructuring.
  • Water Revolution Foundation Kicks off 2020 with Code of Conduct

    Posted: 16th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    What better way to kick off the decade of sustainability in yachting than aligning with the United Nations' international 2030 agenda for their Sustainable Development Goals? To start this crucial decade, Water Revolution Foundation is proud to launch the very first industry-wide Code of Conduct.
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  • The Evolution of the World’s Most Southerly Superyacht Regatta

    Posted: 24th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    On January 28, New Zealand’s Bay of Islands will start to fill with superyacht industry members from across the world. The region, known for its outstanding natural beauty, plays host annually to the New Zealand Millennium Cup regatta, and once a year transforms from a laidback New Zealand town to the focus of the superyacht world.
  • Arksen Explorus Rally Powered by Pelorus to Launch in 2021

    Posted: 20th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Arksen Explorers Rally Powered by Pelorus is a new yacht rally that sees groups of like-minded yacht owners and charterers cruising the Arctic, Mediterranean and Pacific Ocean in the name of grass roots conservation. Kicking off in 2021 with the Viking and Middle Seas rally, followed by the South Seas expedition in 2022, the Arksen rally differs to any other by focusing on conservation and far flung exploration for groups of friends and families.
  • New SY berths for Singapore Yacht Club

    Posted: 11th December 2019 | Written by: Mike Derett

    As Singapore starts to position itself as a regional business and financial hub in the wake of the Hong Kong crisis, the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) has upgraded its marina with new superyacht berths.
  • Christmas Cruising in South East Asia

    Posted: 10th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Looking to get away from a cold European winter or overcrowded Med this Christmas? Then it’s time to explore a trip to the sun-kissed islands of South East Asia. Celebrations vary among each region, and each is represented with a collection of practices by different religions during the festive season.
  • Superyacht Industry in Australia Given Significant Boost

    Posted: 10th December 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Earlier this week, the Morrison Government introduced the Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019 that will allow foreign owned superyachts to charter in Australia. The ability for these vessels to charter will unlock an estimated 11,800 jobs and $1.64 billion in revenue to the Australian economy by 2021.
  • Pip Hare Completes Transat Jacques Vabre

    Posted: 18th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Pip Hare and her teammate Ysbrand Endt have completed the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV), finishing just minutes ahead of their closest rival. Pip’s boat Superbigou crossed the finish line at 17:26 UTC on 14th November, 10 minutes ahead of Alexia Barrier’s 4MyPlanet, with whom they had been jostling for position throughout the race.
  • Ultra-efficient Hybrid Yacht Design Unveiled for Explorers

    Posted: 8th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    For superyacht owners who want to explore further and more efficiently in a vessel which goes beyond paying lip service to green technology, DLBA Naval Architects has unveiled a truly-radical explorer yacht concept with conceptual designs provided by SDG.
  • Marigot Bay Marina Looking Forward to Bumper Yachting Season

    Posted: 5th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Long a haven for international super yachts, Marigot Bay Marina on the scenic eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is anticipating a busy 2019/2020 season with the number of visiting yachts expected to top previous seasons.
  • Majesty Yachts Wins ‘Best of Show’ Award at FLIBS 2019

    Posted: 4th November 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Majesty Yachts, Dubai's only superyacht builder, was presented the NBC Sports ‘Best of Show’ award during the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Entering the US market for the first time, the company debuted the Majesty 100 and Majesty 140, which received the award. The boats were judged on uniqueness, innovation, design, functionality and appearance.
  • Ferretti Group Leads the way at FLIBS 2019

    Posted: 31st October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Ferretti Group is celebrating the 60th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with a fleet of 16 boats including two premieres for the American market, and many new projects and novelties that captured the attention of visitors and professionals.
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  • Inmarsat Announces Record-breaking Sailor as New Yachting Ambassador

    Posted: 27th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has appointed record-breaking Australian sailor and adventurer Nick Moloney as its new Yachting Ambassador.
  • Farsounder Receives its Fifth US Patent

    Posted: 24th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    FarSounder has expanded its IP portfolio with the issuance of its 5th US Patent, number 20150369908. The company is the manufacturer of innovative forward-looking sonar systems.
  • ISWAN Fundraising Efforts for New Crew Wellbeing Portal

    Posted: 24th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    While a career aboard a superyacht is often portrayed as the dream job for the travel-hungry, no matter how glamorous a gleaming superyacht may seem, those in the yachting industry know that it’s not all sunshine and smooth sailing. Now the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is looking to take awareness to the next level with the launch of a new online toolkit, yachtcrewhelp.org.
  • The Development of the Charter Market in the Balearic Islands

    Posted: 22nd January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The Spanish Large Yacht Association has produced its sixth annual report on the state of the charter market in the Balearics, and reports are generally promising.
  • e3 Plans Ahead for 2020

    Posted: 20th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    2019 was certainly a memorable year for everyone at e3, with a whole range of exciting product and service launches. With so much more to look forward to in the coming year, here’s what has been happening within the company to get you up to speed...
  • Royal Huisman Launches Sea Eagle II

    Posted: 20th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    It’s a great start to the new year for Royal Huisman, which has just launched its largest yacht to date – Sea Eagle II – which has now spread her wings and left the nest which was her home since she was created at the shipyard in Vollenhove, The Netherlands.
  • ClubSwan 36 Wins Big at European Yacht of the Year Awards 2020

    Posted: 20th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The winners of this year’s Yacht of the Year Awards were announced on the very first day of Boot Düsseldorf 2020, judged by 12 members of the jury who evaluated the nominees through a tight program of sea trials which saw the yachts sailing from the beautiful Port Ginesta, Spain, last October. The ClubSwan 36 took home the Innovation Award in her category, a prize that clearly rewards her team for all their hard work.
  • French Riviera Yachting Community to Host Bushfire Fundraiser

    Posted: 17th January 2020 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    The Australian community and local yachting businesses on the French Riviera are hosting a Save Australia Day event on Saturday 25th January from 2pm to midnight to raise money for bushfire charities in their home country.
  • Gulf Craft Undergoes Management Restructure

    Posted: 17th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Setting the company on a course toward continued growth, United Arab Emirates superyacht builder Gulf Craft has announced updates to its management restructuring.
  • Water Revolution Foundation Kicks off 2020 with Code of Conduct

    Posted: 16th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    What better way to kick off the decade of sustainability in yachting than aligning with the United Nations' international 2030 agenda for their Sustainable Development Goals? To start this crucial decade, Water Revolution Foundation is proud to launch the very first industry-wide Code of Conduct.
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  • Inmarsat Fleet One Exceeds 5,000 Installations

    Posted: 30th June 2019 | Written by: Jules Riegal

    Inmarsat’s Fleet One satellite connectivity solution for the leisure and fishing markets has surpassed the 5,000-installation landmark as the rate of service uptake continues to increase. Reflecting a growing demand from leisure boat owners for Fleet One’s flexible and reliable connectivity anywhere on the world’s oceans, the 5,000-boat milestone has been achieved just three years after the launch of the Global service plan.
  • Chartco Launches Fixed Price Pay As You Sail

    Posted: 25th June 2019 | Written by: Linda Hamstig

    ChartCo is expanding its OneOcean digital solution with the launch of its new ’Fixed Price Pay As You Sail’ (PAYS) system. Launching on 1 July 2019, this is the first such system to allow budgetary certainty and global ENC data for planning and navigation purposes.
  • Seahaven from Survitec Shortlisted for Safety at Sea Award

    Posted: 18th June 2019 | Written by: Hannah Burrywood

    Survitec’s pioneering approach to safety within the maritime industry has been recognised by industry experts with two of its innovative products being shortlisted for the Safety at Sea awards. The leading maritime safety partner was delighted to learn that Seahaven, a mass evacuation system for cruiseships, and Foam Buddy, a foam-containing backpack for use in fighting deck fires, have been shortlisted in two different categories.
  • Shipyard Supply Co. Launches New Davit Crane for Superyachts

    Posted: 23rd May 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    In response to industry demand, the superyacht deck hardware company Shipyard Supply Co. has released a davit crane to facilitate the deployment of large inflatables on superyachts.
  • Intellian Introduces the All New 1 Metre Global Xpress Terminal, GX100NX

    Posted: 14th May 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, is unveiling an all new 1m Global Xpress terminal, GX100NX at the Intellian Asia-Pacific Partner Event being held today in Seoul, Korea.
  • 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.
  • Kymeta Flat Panel Antennas in Action - Part 1

    Posted: 8th April 2019 | Written by: Oliver O'Neal

    Since Kymeta flat panel antennas started making headlines a couple of years ago, despite critics in some quarters of the yachting industry, they have maintained a high profile and continued to inspire products and services designed to complement their use. We speak to an early adopter, Captain Vareek Breaden of the 49m MY Three Forks, to see how the technology performs in the real world.
  • e3 Launches eSAT for Kymeta

    Posted: 19th March 2019 | Written by: e3 Systems

    e3 launches eSAT airtime service for Kymeta that puts flat panel pricing on a par with 1m dome antennas for the first time.
  • The SIM with Unlimited Usage and Global Coverage

    Posted: 15th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    e3 introduces BIG DATA GLOBAL, delivering great value 4G data, with no commitments, unlimited usage and coverage across the world.
  • 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.
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  • Mission Ocean – From Panama to Paradise

    Posted: 30th August 2019 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The shipyard in Shelter Bay, where we hauled out Contigo for a well-needed bottom scrub and some urgent repairs, was literally in the middle of the jungle. For miles there is nothing but thick forest from which howler monkeys complain loudly every time it starts to rain. Crocodiles cruise up and down the docks, anteaters creep across tree branches, and iguanas take a dip at the dinghy dock to cool off.
  • The State of Connectivity: Independent Advice

    Posted: 30th August 2019 | Written by: Roger Horner

    With more than 6,000 superyachts predicted to be in operation by 2020, the ever-increasing thirst for connectivity is driving change across the sector. The reality of Low Earth Orbit satellites is inching ever closer, with new antenna technology delivering more choice from more powerful compact satellite dishes to flat panels. Meanwhile the cost of 4G data is tumbling globally and who knows what effect 5G will have on the industry, if any?
  • Perspectives on Onboard Culture in Yachting: Round Up

    Posted: 23rd January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Workplace culture is the environment that surrounds us during our professional lives. It’s the shared values, belief systems, attitudes and the set of assumptions that we share (hopefully) with our colleagues. We spoke to three experts working in the field on how to foster a positive culture for maximum efficiency.
  • The Newest Water Toys to Set your Sights on Right Now

    Posted: 21st January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    In recent years, ‘toy boxes’ on luxury yachts are becoming increasingly varied and exotic, and whether your preference is the need for speed of a jet ski or an electric bike to get you around the islands in style, there’s something for everyone on the market right now. Superyacht Tenders & Toys gives us the lowdown on the newest water toys you should set your sights on.
  • The Millennial Landscape in the Superyacht Industry

    Posted: 21st January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    If you’ve ever laughed at your parents for not being able to do their food shop online but then had to Google how to clean the oven, chances are you’re a millennial. Born roughly in the years between 1981 and 1996, millennials began entering the workforce in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with studies showing that by 2020 they will comprise half of the American workforce, and 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025.
  • Alexander Coles on Life as a Superyacht Charter Broker

    Posted: 16th January 2020 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    In 2014, Alexander Coles and his business partner left the brokerage company where they had been working for 12 years and launched their own business. Today, Bespoke Yacht Charter is one of the predominant yacht charter specialists in the Mediterranean with a healthy base of repeat clients and a willingness to take advantage of each market opportunity. So what underpins his success in a competitive market?
  • Mark Peak of SYTT on the Trends in Water Toys for 2020

    Posted: 16th January 2020 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As toy specialist at Superyacht Tenders & Toys, Mark Peak has one of the most enviable jobs in the business. We caught up with Mark to get the low down on the latest water toys for this year and the growing demand for eco-friendly designs currently sweeping the industry.
  • VHR’s Dale Fisher on Technical Recruitment in the Superyacht Industry

    Posted: 15th January 2020 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As General Manager of VHR’s Marine Division, Dale Fisher is responsible for sourcing incredible talent from all around the world for some of the superyacht industry’s biggest players. We met up with Dale to discuss current trends in technical recruitment, his experiences working with world-class brands, and why the future is looking bright for VHR.
  • Chef's Corner: In the Galley with Sebastian Amberville

    Posted: 15th January 2020 | Written by: Sebastian Amberville

    Currently Head Chef on MY Ecstasea, a private 86m Feadship, Sebastian Amberville has more than 18 years' experience as a chef. Here’s what he has to say about his experiences on board...
  • Breathing Exercises to Keep you Calm On Board

    Posted: 6th January 2020 | Written by: Reni Horvath

    Working on a superyacht can often be overwhelming: the long working hours, the fast-paced environment where peak performance is always expected, time spent away from your loved ones with limited space to yourself. Depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health problems are increasing in the life of many crew members, but what if we told you that by changing the way you breathe, you can become more resilient and even change your life?
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