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  • 37 South launch new charter website

    Posted: 29th January 2013 | Written by: Ellie Brade, SuperyachtNews.com

    Kiwi support agent and supplier, 37 South, has launched a new charter focused website - www.37southyachtcharter.com - for their private yacht charter division. Launched at the end of 2012, the site focuses primarily on the South Pacific and fills a perceived niche for local destination focused information for charter clients. The main 37 South homepage - www.37southyachts.com - has also been redesigned and relaunched on a fresh new platform.
  • Yachtie found guilty in £90m cocaine smuggling case

    Posted: 29th January 2013 | Written by: IBI News

    Two crewmembers of the yacht Baila will be sentenced on Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 452kgs (996 lbs) of cocaine into the UK last summer A crewmember of a yacht intercepted off the Isle of Wight last June has been found guilty of possessing £90m of cocaine. Piotr Pachnia was convicted last Friday by a jury after a two-day trial in Portsmouth Crown Court. Pachnia and Thomas Dylik, captain of the yacht Baila, were both charged after the UK Border Agency found 452kgs (996 lbs) of cocaine aboard the boat. The seizure was one of the largest in the UK, the agency told the BBC.
  • India can try Italian marines for murder of fishermen

    Posted: 28th January 2013 | Written by: Annie Banerji, Reuters

    India has jurisdiction to try two Italian marines charged with killing two fishermen, the country's Supreme Court said in a long-awaiting ruling on Friday, setting the stage for a criminal trial that could further sour ties between India and Italy. The marines, members of a military security team protecting a cargo ship, Enrica Lexie, say they mistook the fishermen for pirates off the southern Indian state of Kerala in February 2012.
  • YPI bought up by parent company, new CEO named

    Posted: 28th January 2013 | Written by: IBI News

    Yachting Partners International (YPI) has confirmed that its parent company, shipbroking house Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), has purchased all of YPI’s remaining shares to become outright owner of the luxury yachting group. BRS named Philippe Hetland as YPI's new CEO.
  • Sailing-France's Gabart wins round-the-world race

    Posted: 27th January 2013 | Written by: Reuters

    Frenchman Francois Gabart became the youngest sailor to win the Vendee Globe, a solo round-the-world race, when he reached the finish in record time on Sunday. The 29-year-old Gabart needed 78 days, two hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds to complete his journey, smashing the previous record set by compatriot Michel Desjoyeaux in 2009 by almost seven days.
  • Abramovich Still on Top of New List of 100 Largest Yachts

    Posted: 25th January 2013 | Written by: Tim Thomas, Forbes contributor

    If you believe the old adage, size doesn’t matter. It appears, however, that the world’s elite ultra high net worths didn’t get the memo, and if you want evidence you only have to look at the just-published list of the world’s 100 Largest Yachts. There are some familiar names on the list of owners, including Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich whose 162.5m (533.15 feet) yacht Eclipse still clings to the top spot as world’s largest private yacht.
  • Quinsec's new anti-criminality and intelligence package

    Posted: 25th January 2013 | Written by: John Holden

    QuinSec today launched a sophisticated technology and intelligence package. The new system significantly reduces risks for personnel or the public as it helps first responders in a variety of dangerous or complex environments.
  • Norwegian boatbuilder in merger with local dealer

    Posted: 24th January 2013 | Written by: IBI News

    Norway´s Askeladden Boats AS has merged with the local boat dealer Båtens Beste AS. The merged company will operate under the name Askeladden Boats AS. Båtens Beste is located in Hagavik, south of Bergen on the west coast. “The reason for the merger is that we want to adjust our business for the time being and for times to come and also use the many resources we have in common,” Askeladdden´s Henrik Askvik told online daily midtsiden.no.
  • Welcome to OnboardOnline!

    Posted: 23rd January 2013 | Written by: Sam Watson

    We're very excited to announce the launch of OnboardOnline, a new and dynamic online portal for yacht crew worldwide. There was a gap in the market for a comprehensive site where the editorial is industry-led, from people in the job writing on what they know best. Our aim is to bring together the various strands of the yachting industry onto one platform, and to facilitate dialogue in both directions.
  • New COO at Fifth Ocean Yachts

    Posted: 22nd January 2013 | Written by: IBI News

    Ukraine builder Fifth Ocean Yachts has named Andrea Armas as its chief operating officer. Armas is a naval architect with over 17 years’ experience in the industry. Armas’ professional background spans roles in production, sales and marketing. Previous positions include international sales manager at Bertram Yacht in Miami (US), general manager for Europe, Africa and Middle East for Riviera, and director of sales and marketing for Numarine.
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