• DAME Award Winners 2018 Announced

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The prestigious DAME Award 2018 has been presented to the Triskel Marine Integrel on the opening day METSTRADE 2018. A further five products were named as Category Winners and 22 received Special Mentions.
  • IMRF and The Nautical Institute Unite to Improve Safety at Sea

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations' shared objective to improve safety at sea.
  • International Superyacht Society Seeks Position of Influence within the ISO

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is seeking to have a voice within the International Standards Organization (ISO) by becoming a Liaison. ISS President, AJ Anderson, highlights this initiative as an example of the Society providing the large yacht industry opportunity and results.
  • Holland Yachting Group Celebrating Dutch Expertise at METSTRADE

    Posted: 12th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As the HISWA Holland Yachting Group gets ready to celebrate its Golden Jubilee, the association and 10 of its leading members will be taking part in the METSTRADE Show from 13 to 15 November 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam.
  • Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Awarded WCR 'Best Superyacht Crew Insurance 2019'

    Posted: 9th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Moore Stephens Crew Benefits (MSCB) has received the inaugural ‘Best Superyacht Crew Insurance Award for 2019’ from the World Commerce Review, a B2B publication reviewing the needs and aspirations of 21st century business. Across a range of international fields, the annual WCR Awards recognize product innovation, customer support and best practice in delivering solutions for clients.
  • Tim Forderer Resigns as Executive Director of YachtAid Global

    Posted: 8th November 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    YachtAid Global’s executive director, Tim Forderer has stepped down after a year of volunteer service, with founder Mark Drewelow taking over the position. Reflecting on the past year, Forderer said, “Together we assisted many in need and in doing so we realized the sustainability of yachting is directly related to the health of our oceans and the resilience of the world’s coastal communities. The yachting community is uniquely positioned to make a positive significant impact on the planet."
  • WYCC Crew Insurance Providing Solutions for Management

    Posted: 7th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Camper & Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, has chosen WYCC Insurance as their global provider of health and retirement cover for yacht crew. With one of the largest fleets in the world, the brokerage and management company needed a provider capable of delivering the flexibility and high standards expected by a major superyacht client.
  • Sunglasses for Crew a MCA Code Requirement

    Posted: 6th November 2018 | Written by: Leila Nafa

    The MCA code for safe working practices has recently been updated and now requires crew to wear sunglasses as a part of their daily work. It’s up to their captains and management companies to take the lead. Changing mindsets and prioritising crew wellbeing is a long road. Crew are provided with sun cream so why not sunglasses?
  • Crew Board Set to Simplify Yacht Recruitment

    Posted: 1st November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Crew Board, a start up launching in November, will improve the process of matching yacht crew with open roles, making recruitment easier for both employers and employees.The new web based app uses innovative technology including a ‘best match’ algorithm to help crew find the roles that best suit their experience, and make it easier for yachts to identify crew that meet their demands.
  • Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors, Coffee Table Book for Yacht Lovers

    Posted: 30th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Step aboard some of the world’s biggest and most exclusive superyachts with Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors. The limited-edition coffee table book takes you inside 21 superyachts, seven of which are among the world’s 100 largest yachts and two are among the top 50.
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  • 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.
  • Top Yachts Heading to Season Finale at Samui Regatta

    Posted: 9th May 2018 | Written by: Duncan Worthington

    Samui Regatta organisers are expecting one of the most competitive line-ups ever of 50+ foot racing yachts including five TP52s at this year's regatta. Now in its 17th year, Samui Regatta in Thailand has been dubbed the 'Tropical Island Regatta' where daily prize-givings are on the beach at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the racing conditions are fast and the weather is warm.
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  • DAME Award Winners 2018 Announced

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The prestigious DAME Award 2018 has been presented to the Triskel Marine Integrel on the opening day METSTRADE 2018. A further five products were named as Category Winners and 22 received Special Mentions.
  • IMRF and The Nautical Institute Unite to Improve Safety at Sea

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations' shared objective to improve safety at sea.
  • International Superyacht Society Seeks Position of Influence within the ISO

    Posted: 13th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is seeking to have a voice within the International Standards Organization (ISO) by becoming a Liaison. ISS President, AJ Anderson, highlights this initiative as an example of the Society providing the large yacht industry opportunity and results.
  • Holland Yachting Group Celebrating Dutch Expertise at METSTRADE

    Posted: 12th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As the HISWA Holland Yachting Group gets ready to celebrate its Golden Jubilee, the association and 10 of its leading members will be taking part in the METSTRADE Show from 13 to 15 November 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam.
  • Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Awarded WCR 'Best Superyacht Crew Insurance 2019'

    Posted: 9th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Moore Stephens Crew Benefits (MSCB) has received the inaugural ‘Best Superyacht Crew Insurance Award for 2019’ from the World Commerce Review, a B2B publication reviewing the needs and aspirations of 21st century business. Across a range of international fields, the annual WCR Awards recognize product innovation, customer support and best practice in delivering solutions for clients.
  • Tim Forderer Resigns as Executive Director of YachtAid Global

    Posted: 8th November 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    YachtAid Global’s executive director, Tim Forderer has stepped down after a year of volunteer service, with founder Mark Drewelow taking over the position. Reflecting on the past year, Forderer said, “Together we assisted many in need and in doing so we realized the sustainability of yachting is directly related to the health of our oceans and the resilience of the world’s coastal communities. The yachting community is uniquely positioned to make a positive significant impact on the planet."
  • WYCC Crew Insurance Providing Solutions for Management

    Posted: 7th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Camper & Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, has chosen WYCC Insurance as their global provider of health and retirement cover for yacht crew. With one of the largest fleets in the world, the brokerage and management company needed a provider capable of delivering the flexibility and high standards expected by a major superyacht client.
  • Sunglasses for Crew a MCA Code Requirement

    Posted: 6th November 2018 | Written by: Leila Nafa

    The MCA code for safe working practices has recently been updated and now requires crew to wear sunglasses as a part of their daily work. It’s up to their captains and management companies to take the lead. Changing mindsets and prioritising crew wellbeing is a long road. Crew are provided with sun cream so why not sunglasses?
  • Crew Board Set to Simplify Yacht Recruitment

    Posted: 1st November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Crew Board, a start up launching in November, will improve the process of matching yacht crew with open roles, making recruitment easier for both employers and employees.The new web based app uses innovative technology including a ‘best match’ algorithm to help crew find the roles that best suit their experience, and make it easier for yachts to identify crew that meet their demands.
  • Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors, Coffee Table Book for Yacht Lovers

    Posted: 30th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Step aboard some of the world’s biggest and most exclusive superyachts with Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors. The limited-edition coffee table book takes you inside 21 superyachts, seven of which are among the world’s 100 largest yachts and two are among the top 50.
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  • 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.
  • The Hottest Yacht Toys on the Water this Summer

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    The Med season is just around the corner and, if you're busy reviewing your inventory of water toys, here are some hints from Josh Richardson at Superyacht Tenders and Toys on some of the hot favourites for this summer.
  • America's Cup Inspires Crewsaver’s ErgoFit 50N EX Lifejacket

    Posted: 13th March 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    With the America’s Cup fast approaching, high performance sailing is on everybody’s mind. In a new era of high tech sailing comes demand for personal safety equipment which led Crewsaver to develop their ErgoFit 50N EX, a revolution in buoyancy aid design.
  • Kymeta Poised to Disrupt the Satellite Communications Industry

    Posted: 9th March 2017 | Written by: Lindsay Sloan

    Kymeta, known for its revolutionary flat, electronically steered satellite antenna and is set to disrupt the satellite industry with two important announcements this week: The commercial availability of the Kymeta mTenna u7 satellite antenna and KyWay terminal, and a partnership with Intelsat to offer KĀLO™ Connectivity providing flexible connectivity for fixed and mobile applications in gigabyte packages.
  • Livewire Connections Launch Radome Side-Hatch Door Kit

    Posted: 17th January 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    Innovators in superyacht communications, Livewire Connections has created the Radome Side-Hatch Door Kit designed to address a known problem when accessing an antenna fitted with an underside swing down hatch door.
  • Repair Service for Superyacht Inflatables

    Posted: 5th December 2016 | Written by: Mark Anastasia

    Sealed Air Repairs (SAR), based in Florida, is a new repair service for superyachts worldwide, specialising in the repair of PVC inflatables including yacht slides, climbing walls, jet ski docks and fenders, and we can also provide spare parts with immediate shipping anywhere in the world.
  • Protect Your Yacht and Crew with Solarglide Solar Screens

    Posted: 4th December 2016 | Written by: Dale Parker

    Solar glare poses a dangerous threat to your yacht while out at sea where the sun is at its strongest. Glare from the sun significantly reduces visibility through navigational windows, increasing the risk of collision, especially when travelling through a bustling port. As the sun beats down on the yacht, glare can also become very uncomfortable for crew and guests.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Refit, Repair and Refurbishment Packages

    Posted: 6th November 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys has seen growing demand for its Tender Refit, Repair and Refurbishment packages in 2016. Offering secure covered storage, practical workshops and excellent product knowledge, SYT&T is ideally located for boats in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, and can take care of all shipping, including collection from the yacht anywhere in the world.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys: The Rise of Motorbikes, Bikes & Buggies

    Posted: 13th October 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) has noticed a growing trend towards head-turning land-based toys, having recently supplied three high-performance HPC Revolution bikes to the new build MY Cloudbreak. The HPC Revolution bikes, designed by aerospace engineers and hand built in the USA, also featured recently in the US version of Top Gear.
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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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