• 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.
  • Asia Pacific Superyachts Joins APS Association

    Posted: 16th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) has become a Premium Member of Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA), a move celebrated by the APS network of owner-agents across 18 regions in 16 countries.
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  • Winners of the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Posted: 8th September 2018 | Written by: James Boyd

    The highlight of the maxi yacht calendar, the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concluded in Porto Cervo on Saturday with stand-out performances in most classes. The most remarkable victory was seized by the Wally 77 Lyra in the Wally class, the first ever regatta for her owner-driver ending with a scoreline comprised of five wins and two seconds.
  • Largest Yacht Built in Asia Completes Sea Trials

    Posted: 26th June 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The largest yacht to be built in Asia, 88.5m Illusion Plus has successfully completed her sea trials and is now in the finishing stages of her construction at Pride Mega Yachts. Due to be delivered in the Autumn, Illusion Plus is one of the most anticipated new builds of 2018.
  • Velsheda Wins Superyacht Cup Palma 2018

    Posted: 24th June 2018 | Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

    Once the spray had settled at the end of the deciding St. Regis Mardavall Race the overall trophy went narrowly but deservedly to the famous J Class yacht Velsheda after an inspiring performance over the three days of Europe’s largest and longest-running superyacht regatta.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Asia Pacific Superyachts Joins APS Association

    Posted: 16th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) has become a Premium Member of Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA), a move celebrated by the APS network of owner-agents across 18 regions in 16 countries.
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  • Péjout Marine Services To Unveil New 'Green' Fire Extinguisher at Marina High Tech

    Posted: 2nd May 2018 | Written by: Muriel Pénoty

    At a time when everyone is concerned about the environment, Péjout Marine Services goes one step further. For its participation to the Marina High Tech Show (MHT18) which will take place on May 24 and 25 2018 at Villeneuve Loubet in the South of France, the firefighting, security and lifesaving specialist has sought out an ecological product to exhibit.
  • DMS Holland to Develop Stabilisers for Fast-Planing Yachts

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: Monique Caminada-Kolkman

    Following the successful development and subsequent launch to market of the electric roll damping system for yachts up to 30 metres, the MagnusMaster, DMS Holland has now started, in cooperation with Brabant Engineering, the development of a roll damping system for fast-planing yachts up to 30 metres.
  • Torqeedo and WhisperPower collaborate to develop DC Generator

    Posted: 22nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    To extend the range of a yacht or ship equipped with a Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid electric propulsion system, Torqeedo has, in close collaboration with WhisperPower, developed a 25 kW 350V DC variable speed diesel generator. This incredibly compact and silent generator is based on the Genverter principle that WhisperPower has successfully established on the worldwide market. The advanced power electronics of the Genverter ensure that the generator always operates at the most efficient speed so that fuel consumption, noise, vibration and exhaust emissions are minimised.
  • PETER Diving System: Made in Mallorca

    Posted: 5th January 2018 | Written by: Onboardonline

    PETER Diving System is the ultimate luxury water toy, ideal for charter guests who would like to dive but do not hold the required licences. This multi-user device is lightweight, compact and perfect for families who wish to dive together with their young children.
  • Boxfish 360: The Ultimate 360/VR Underwater Camera

    Posted: 20th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    What could be better than your charter guests being able to re-live their underwater experiences in a realistic way? Creating memories is the most important part of any trip and whether private or chartered every yacht owner and crew wants their guests to step off the boat with memories to cherish and share.
  • NAUTIQ: Yacht & Crew Information at Your Fingertips

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    During the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show Oculus Technologies will launch its brand-new product solution NAUTIQ, a smart communication tool for yachts taking service and safety to the next level, while making tasks easier and more time efficient for crew. The NAUTIQ box uses your phone as a portal, so wherever you go on your journey you'll remain connected to the yacht's environment!
  • Oculus Technologies to Launch YachtEye 3.0 at MYS

    Posted: 23rd August 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As we approach the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, Oculus Technologies celebrates seven years of innovation and creation. The company began as a small two-man operation with its first infotainment project on one superyacht and now has installations on over 60 vessels in multiple sectors, a new office and three new products on the way!
  • New Digital e-Pilot for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 29th July 2017 | Written by: David Store Navigational Management

    e-Pilot by David Store Navigational Management is a new website designed specifically for superyacht crew, allowing you to create personalised cruising guides, annotate and make notes online, doing away with the need for bulky books on the bridge.
  • Navionics Cartography for Third Party Mobile Apps

    Posted: 19th July 2017 | Written by: Emma Maule

    Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, has released a software development kit (SDK) which enables iOS app developers to integrate their charts within third party mobile apps.
  • Radical Innovation of Sweden - Radinn's Wakejet

    Posted: 15th April 2017 | Written by: Karin Berner

    The Wakejet offers a new way to experience water sports, without the need of wind, waves or a boat. Wakejet means power without sound and speed without emissions and no need for oil change or maintenance.
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  • Alternative Solution to TAR (Temporary Admission Relief)

    Posted: 27th August 2018 | Written by: Chris Allix

    The Mediterranean summer season is in full swing with clients deciding whether or not and how to sail in Europe. As the superyacht industry is aware, European Customs are getting stricter with regard to the operation of superyachts, with two principal methods of clearing Customs. Chris Allix of Dominion Marine explains.
  • Safety Questions Left Unanswered

    Posted: 27th August 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Nautilus, has expressed concern at a new study highlighting the failure of many major ship registries to produce accident investigation reports on time – or at all. The Union says valuable lessons that could prevent seafarer deaths are being lost because of the negligence of certain flag states.
  • What is Meant by ‘Use and Enjoyment’ of a Yacht?

    Posted: 17th August 2018 | Written by: Chris Allix, Dominion Marine

    Whenever we read about VAT in the superyacht industry we see the phrase ‘use and enjoyment’, but what exactly does that mean? The rules and rates vary between EU member states but they are determined by the state where usage commences. Chris Allix of Dominion Marine explains how these are applied.
  • NOC or SOC, that is the Question

    Posted: 16th August 2018 | Written by: Simon Saunders

    For an ETO, one of the challenges is to ensure VSAT, TV, 4G and IT remain up and running throughout the yachting season. While every VSAT contract comes with access to a Network Operation Centre (NOC), many yachts opt for a superior level of support, but it's difficult to know exactly what you will need. Pablo Galarza, e3 Systems' senior satellite engineer, explains the options.
  • Mission Ocean: What Nature Can Teach us About Hurricane Defence

    Posted: 14th August 2018 | Written by: Laura Beard

    It is undeniable. Hurricanes and natural disasters are getting more frequent – and more violent – with every season that passes. Loss of life and material damage are growing, with an estimated 1.35 million deaths related to hurricanes, floods, landslides and earthquakes worldwide between 1996 and 2015, and billions of dollars of property lost.
  • Ship with a Story: Empire Windrush

    Posted: 13th August 2018 | Written by: Andrew Linington

    The Empire Windrush is well known for bringing the first large group of Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean to alleviate labour shortages in the UK. But this famous voyage is just one in the ship's interesting past that mirrors the turbulent history of the mid twentieth century.
  • Dominion Marine: Shaping the Future of Yacht Ownership

    Posted: 2nd August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Last year, Dominion Marine took the opportunity to rebrand its entire business and launched their new ‘DM84’ image and website reflecting the pedigree of a company built on over 30 years of success in the superyacht industry.
  • Survey: Working Conditions for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 26th July 2018 | Written by: Olivia Swift

    The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and MHG Insurance are keen to hear your views on how the working life of superyacht crew could be improved. Please share your views and experiences in our survey - your contribution will make a real difference to the working conditions of current and future crew.
  • RMBIDS Marine Equipment Auctions Website Re-Launches

    Posted: 14th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    RMBIDS, the world’s first online platform for marine equipment auctions, has launched a new and improved website, expanding its services and hailing a new era of fairer maritime trade.
  • Malta's Newest Dive Site After the Collapse of the Azure Window

    Posted: 11th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The cries of broken hearts echoed around Malta in March of 2017 as the widely adored Azure Window tumbled into the sea. Fast forward a year and as diver after diver dons their wetsuit to catch a glimpse at this fallen formation, the nature of tourism at this particular location has changed drastically – but how has the rest of Malta fared?
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