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  • Kawil Triumphs at New Zealand Millennium Cup

    Posted: 3rd February 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The New Zealand Millennium Cup prize-giving marked the close of the regatta today on Royal Huisman race day, against the backdrop of a honey and peach sunset and the jubilation of brand new champions.
  • Kawil Leads on Day Two of the NZ Millennium Cup

    Posted: 31st January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    There were no complaints about a delayed start due to lack of wind on day two of the New Zealand Millennium Cup. The local dolphin pod joined the fleet at the start as has become their habit, keeping owners and crew entertained as they waited for the starter’s gun.
  • New Zealand Millenium Cup: Day One

    Posted: 30th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    The first day of racing of the New Zealand Millennium Cup kicked off today, 30th January 2020, and sailing commentary legend, Peter Montgomery described it as akin to racing in paradise. Five sailing superyachts took to the water, with the 34.14 metre Derecktor sailing yacht Kawil triumphing.
  • 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.
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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?
  • Citizens Launch Initiative to ban Shark Fin Trade in Europe

    Posted: 3rd February 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Sea Shepherd and other NGOs have united with citizens from across Europe to demand the end of the shark fin trade in the European Union (EU) and increase the protection of these fragile but key species.
  • Are Yacht Shows Letting the Side Down on Sustainability?

    Posted: 31st January 2020 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    Within the yachting industry, sustainability talk in the media focuses to a large extent on those who design, build or own superyachts. But when it comes to yachting trade shows and events, just how sustainable are we?
  • Superior Provisioning to Superyachts in Andaman Islands

    Posted: 31st January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Provisioning for superyachts goes well beyond food and beverage - it’s often comprised of many factors and unknowns – and is much more difficult in some places than others.
  • Help Raise Money for Australia at Blue Coast’s Beer Launch in Nice

    Posted: 29th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Blue Coast is extending the celebration of Australia's National Day with a pop-up tasting room on Saturday February 1st, so head down for an afternoon of music, sports, food truck and beers, including its brand new LIPA - low in alcohol but packed with flavour!
  • The Importance of Self Development for Yacht Crew: Round Up

    Posted: 29th January 2020 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton

    Activities that improve an individual’s talents, potential, employability and ability to realise their dreams – these are all classed as acts of self development. In other words, what you do to improve yourself and your prospects in life. Personal development is a vital part of an individual’s growth, and when it comes to working on board a superyacht, it’s vital for crew to keep growing and progressing.
  • 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.
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