• 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?
  • First Waterborne Nuclear Power Station Raises Safety Concerns

    Posted: 11th July 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Crew members on a German flagged Greenpeace vessel have been leading protests against a waterborne nuclear power plant – dubbed a potential ‘floating Chernobyl’ – which was towed to the Russian Arctic from the port of St Petersburg in April this year.
  • Six Unusual Culinary Courses for Yacht Chefs

    Posted: 19th June 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

    In the yachting industry every aspect of service must be impeccable with the utmost commitment to excellence. The galley is no different and superyacht chefs go above and beyond to become the best they can be, often pursuing unusual culinary courses to refine their gastronomy and give them the edge for the top jobs. Meet the yacht chefs who have taken their culinary skills to the next level.
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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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  • 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.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Launches Shipyard Supply Co.

    Posted: 16th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The founders of Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT), Josh and Claire Richardson, have launched Superyacht Supply Co (SSCo), to meet growing demand for quality superyacht deck equipment. The new business will be headed up by Luke Porter, previously with Oyster Yachts, allowing both companies to focus on their respective markets.
  • The 2019 Phuket Yacht Show Will Deliver what the Industry Wants

    Posted: 7th August 2018 | Written by: Duncan Worthington

    The Phuket Yacht Show is set to become the definitive luxury yachting and lifestyle event when it welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world to the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina from 4 – 7 January, 2019. Lead by Show Director Andy Dowden and financially backed by experienced boat show operators from Turkey, Phuket Yacht Show organisers are promising to deliver the best yacht show ever seen in Phuket.
  • Testifying to MEDYS Success

    Posted: 6th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The international attendees at this year’s 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show were very enthusiastic about sharing their impressions of the event. The show, which took place from 28 April to 1 May was the largest so far, with 107 luxury crewed yachts available for inspection by 400 professionals. When asked what impressed them most about MEDYS 2018, they unanimously agreed on the show’s growth since its inception, its high level of professionalism, superb organisation, the excellent standards and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the idyllic location of Nafplion.
  • New Addition to the Fraser Team Announced

    Posted: 6th August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Fraser, the world’s leading luxury yacht service provider, is delighted to announce the addition of a new member to their team of unrivalled superyacht experts. Chris Feffer who became a Captain at the age of 21, has joined the Seattle office as a Sales Broker.
  • Major Changes to Regulations for Pleasure Vessels & Temporary Commercial Use

    Posted: 3rd August 2018 | Written by: British Marine

    The MCA has published a consultation on a new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels in Temporary Commercial Use and Pleasure Vessel Exemptions - one of the most significant regulatory changes for the UK’s marine industry since the review of the Recreational Craft Directive.
  • Josephine Ive Joins Luxe Knowledge Centre by SuperyachtOS

    Posted: 3rd August 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht Operating Systems (SOS) is delighted to welcome valet expert, Josephine Ive, to collaborate on their innovative Luxe SOP System & Knowledge Centre. Josephine's contribution to Luxe will provide valuable and comprehensive information around Guest Personal Care and Etiquette.
  • Crew Onboard Luna have had Passports Returned

    Posted: 2nd August 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Update on divorce case affecting crew onboard superyacht Luna: Having effectively been trapped in Dubai onboard MY Luna, Nautilus members serving on the Marshall Islands-registered vessel have now had their passports returned to them.
  • Radiance On Board Expands Across the Balearics

    Posted: 30th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    This season Radiance, the elite on board spa and fitness service for yachts and private residences, has extended its reach in the Balearics. As part of its growth strategy Radiance also welcomes Nick Mott as Financial Director, Wanda Lammers as Head of Training and Operations and Paul Cook joins its advisory board.
  • Nautilus Assists Superyacht Crew Caught up in Divorce Dispute

    Posted: 30th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Nautilus International, the seafarer's union, is assisting crew members who have been caught up in a bitter divorce dispute between a Russian superyacht owner and his ex-wife. Nautilus stepped in to support members after crew on the 115m Luna - the world’s second largest expedition yacht - had their passports seized by authorities in Dubai, where the vessel has been impounded since October last year.
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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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  • 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?
  • First Waterborne Nuclear Power Station Raises Safety Concerns

    Posted: 11th July 2018 | Written by: Nautilus International

    Crew members on a German flagged Greenpeace vessel have been leading protests against a waterborne nuclear power plant – dubbed a potential ‘floating Chernobyl’ – which was towed to the Russian Arctic from the port of St Petersburg in April this year.
  • Six Unusual Culinary Courses for Yacht Chefs

    Posted: 19th June 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

    In the yachting industry every aspect of service must be impeccable with the utmost commitment to excellence. The galley is no different and superyacht chefs go above and beyond to become the best they can be, often pursuing unusual culinary courses to refine their gastronomy and give them the edge for the top jobs. Meet the yacht chefs who have taken their culinary skills to the next level.
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