• Supported by Inmarsat - Row4Ocean’s Record Bid Ends But Their Message is Heard

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: Saltwater Stone

    Supported by Inmarsat, Row4Ocean has been forced to abandon its ambitious attempt to break four ocean rowing world records*, but delivery of the team’s inspirational message about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans continues to gather momentum after a courageous battle in the Atlantic.
  • Union Challenges UK Government over Brexit Ferry Charters

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    The maritime professionals’ union, Nautilus International, has warned that the event of a no-deal Brexit could create a costly and damaging own goal for the British shipping industry. This follows the UK government’s move to spend more than £100m to secure additional ferry capacity to keep trade flowing.
  • Plastic-free 2019? Superyachts and Companies Get Onboard

    Posted: 8th January 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    While many New Year's resolutions are broken within the first month, one resolution with real staying power is gaining traction across the yachting industry: to reduce consumption of single-use plastics and embrace a more sustainable way of operating. Since the Clear Ocean Pledge was launched in November 2018 with the mission of promoting these changes in the yachting sector superyachts have been keen to join up.
  • Mission Ocean: Turning Problem Predators into Reef Resources

    Posted: 2nd January 2019 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The non-native lionfish has become a big problem in the Caribbean, where it has no natural predators. Able to reproduce every 4 days, the fish has overrun local populations. Its spines discourage human hands but Mission Ocean came across an intervention in Bequia to teach locals to safely trap and prepare the fish, turning the pest into a tasty resource.
  • Gyms on Yachts

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    It has been a number of years since Larry Ellisson refitted Enigma in 1999 with a basketball court and made sports courts the latest superyacht 'must have'. Whilst many yachts have not got space, some notable newbuilds design activity areas in from the outset, utilising available space on deck to cater for sports lovers. Notable examples include the Feadships MY JOY and MY Anna which Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) have been involved in.
  • The Mechanics of Chartering in Greece

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: Steven Marquis

    Earlier in the year, Sarnia Yachts reported that the 2018 charter season had been difficult for Greece, due to the laws introduced in late 2017. This effectively limited the charter market to guests who were happy to start and finish their charter outside of Greek waters. However, towards the end of this year mechanics to obtain a Greek charter licence were put in place.
  • Richard Mason on the Changes at Volvo Ocean Race

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    A tide of change has swept over the Volvo Ocean Race since the spectacular conclusion of the 2017-18 race in June, most notably a change of ownership and a change of name. We hear from chief operating officer Richard Mason on the developments, challenges and hopes for the race going forward.
  • YachtAid Global Superyachts Bring Clean Water Access to Children in the Galapagos

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A recent operation by YachtAid Global alongside three superyachts saw clean water access implemented across every school in the Galapagos. As well as the installation of storage tanks and filtration solutions, the operation delivered a reusable metal water bottle to every child and educated communities on the importance of conservation with the charity Mingas por el Mar.
  • Taiwanese Captain Sentenced to 20 Years for Shark Finning in Tanzania

    Posted: 12th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The owner and captain of the Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel (F/V) Buah Naga 1 have pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Possession of Shark Fins in a plea agreement with Tanzanian Prosecutors. The criminals were brought to justice as part of Operation Jodari, a joint partnership between Sea Shepherd, Fish-i Africa and the government of Tanzania.
  • Steep Rise in Bug-Sweeping on Superyachts

    Posted: 8th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    High net worth individuals are increasingly concerned about the risks of being bugged on board their superyachts says Matt Horan, security director of cyber-security company C3IA Solutions. Some owners have wrongly believed that being at sea affords greater security than offices and homes, but Matt Horan is keen to dispel the myth.
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  • 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.
  • Race Viewing from a Yacht at Monaco F1® Grand Prix

    Posted: 7th May 2018 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    The 76th edition of Monaco F1® Grand Prix will be held from 24 - 27 May on the world-famous circuit through the streets of Monaco. Chartering a yacht is the ultimate way to experience the event but race fans can also consider shared hospitality or a VIP package to watch the action from a private terrace.
  • The NZ Millennium Cup Gives Notice of the 2019 Superyacht Regatta

    Posted: 27th April 2018 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    The NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta to welcome in 2019 and has just released its notice of race. It’s the world’s most southerly superyacht regatta and is becoming well-known as a must-do event for yacht owners who like to get off the beaten track.
  • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Team First Italian Crew at Baldwin Cup

    Posted: 10th April 2018 | Written by: YCCS

    In just a few days' time the Baldwin Cup 2018 will get underway in Newport Beach (LA, California) and for the first time in the history of this prestigious trophy an Italian team has been invited to participate.
  • Volvo Ocean Race: A Devastating Week for Team Scallywag

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

    All teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race have been through a difficult week, facing challenging weather conditions whilst processing their personal grief at the loss of John Fisher of Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag who was swept overboard on Monday and following an unsuccessful search and rescue operation is presumed lost at sea.
  • Save the Date: Ida Lewis Distance Race 2018

    Posted: 29th March 2018 | Written by: Barby MacGowan

    A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 17, 2018. Sailing boats of 28 feet or longer set off and return to Newport’s historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club on Rhode Island.
  • New Entrants Join Superyacht Cup Fleet

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    At the time of writing 17 awe-inspiring superyachts will be taking up the Superyacht Cup challenge in Palma de Mallorca from 19 to 23 June this year. Race enthusiasts can look forward to a stellar fleet, not to mention tight racing and a showdown as winners and losers of the St Barths Bucket and/or Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta vie for another trophy.
  • Royal Huisman Turns its Largest Hull Ever

    Posted: 23rd March 2018 | Written by: Royal Huisman

    With an impressive overall length of 81m / 266ft and a sturdy plumb bow - making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world - Project 400 is the largest yacht built by Royal Huisman to date. Upon her delivery in 2020 this contemporary schooner will be the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht.
  • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Presents 2018 Yachting Calendar

    Posted: 2nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) officially presented its sporting calendar at the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan on Thursday morning. The press conference opened with the presentation of the One Ocean Foundation and was followed by signing of the Charta Smeralda by 50 Italian yacht clubs and sailing class associations undertaking to respect and promote this ethical code of conduct. Signatures from Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge and Laurent Esquier, CEO of Challenger of Record 36, organiser of the Selection Series for the next America's Cup, were particularly significant.
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  • MB92 Group's Development Continues Apace

    Posted: 28th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Following a successful 2018 with the integration of Compositeworks and Blohm+Voss La Ciotat under the Group umbrella, MB92 makes a series of structural changes including appointing Henk Dreijer Chief Business Development Officer. Whilst MB92 La Ciotat is operating at full capacity, the Group awaits the delivery of a 4,800t shiplift in Barcelona to increase capacity there.
  • Porto Montenegro: New Real Estate and a Superyacht Shipyard

    Posted: 28th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The pages of the 2019 agenda mark new phases of development at Porto Montenegro including completion of the high-class Elena Residences and the renovation of a specialised superyacht shipyard at Bijela.
  • Clear Ocean Pact Gaining Support

    Posted: 28th February 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    It's hard to believe the Clear Ocean Pact was launched just three months ago. In this short time, the non-profit organisation has laid the foundations for what our industry desperately needed – a set of clear, manageable goals to unite superyachts in protecting the oceans. We review what the PACT has achieved so far and what its ambitions are for the months to come.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys Announces Partnership with Henshaw Inflatables

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The leading independent tenders and toys consultancy is to become the exclusive superyacht supplier for Henshaw transom fenders.
  • Boat Builder Awards 2019 – Sponsors Quick to Sign Up

    Posted: 20th February 2019 | Written by: METSTRADE

    The countdown's already begun for the 2019 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement. Raymarine, leading manufacturer of electronic equipment, has committed to a two-year headline sponsorship deal of the much anticipated annual awards that take place during METSTRADE, Amsterdam.
  • Gold-Star Medical Insurance for Globetrotters

    Posted: 15th February 2019 | Written by: Laurent Prévident

    Keen to meet the insurance requirements of their highly mobile clientèle of yacht crew and expats, WYCC Insurance has created a new policy offering high-quality global cover.
  • Superyacht Crew Recruitment: Where were the jobs in 2018?

    Posted: 15th February 2019 | Written by: Marianne Burkhardt

    YPI CREW, the global authority in yacht crew placement, has published its 2018 data, which gives invaluable insight into the yachting industry. Once again, the figures indicate that the industry is expanding. The number of vacancies on yachts using YPI's recruitment services increased by an impressive 16% compared to 2017.
  • Dubai Harbour Marina Design Contract Awarded to Camper & Nicholsons Marinas

    Posted: 12th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Since early 2018, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas have played an integral part in creating and designing the detail of the largest marina in the Middle East. Dubai Harbour will have 1,100 berths split over four separate marinas, a cruise ship terminal, residential towers and a unique entertainment environment; it is destined to become a maritime leisure hub and a significant feature of the Dubai waterfront.
  • International Superyacht Society Welcomes New Board Members

    Posted: 12th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The International Superyacht Society (ISS) based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has counted the votes cast by its stakeholders and can announce the new members joining the board of directors for a three year term. 
  • New Year, New Faces at TWW Yachts

    Posted: 5th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Thompson Westwood White Yachts has announced that 3 new brokers will be joining their team in Monaco: Bjorn Vang-Mathisen, Bart Obin and Axel Douqué.
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  • Mediterranean Single Data Roaming SIM

    Posted: 28th June 2016 | Written by: Diane Franklin

    e3 Systems has launched a great new service for the Med season. Their Mediterranean Data Roaming SIM covers 40 countries - just one SIM, so no more hassle changing cards and service as you move from one country to another.
  • Tender Care Boats Adds Southport Boats Center Console Line

    Posted: 27th June 2016 | Written by: Scott MacFarland

    Tender Care Boats based in Fort Lauderdale has added Southport Boats center console models 272, 292 and 33 to their already robust line of yacht tenders, extending their offering to serve the demands of much larger motor yachts.
  • Disney Magic's Glare Free Ride Into Newcastle

    Posted: 7th June 2016 | Written by: Dale Parker

    The Disney Magic, measuring an incredible 964 feet in length, ventured into Newcastle this morning with a glare free view from all bridge navigational windows, thanks to Solarglide's solar screens for ships.
  • Solarglide: New Website for the Maritime Industry

    Posted: 31st May 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Solarglide Limited, based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, is proud to announce the launch of their brand new website for the maritime sector. To promote the new site, clients can take advantage of ebooks and brochure downloads for the month of June. The website also features a number of exclusive offers for new enquiries this month.
  • FLIR Systems & Navionics Launch New Navigation Features

    Posted: 23rd May 2016 | Written by: Lance Godefroy

    Raymarine®, a brand of FLIR Systems, and Navionics®, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, have collaborated on several new features available on Raymarine’s LightHouse II based multifunction displays, including Navionics’ award-winning Dock-to-dock Autorouting, SonarChart™ Live and Advanced Map Options.
  • Marpoint Introduces 'Evo News' for Yacht Crew

    Posted: 23rd May 2016 | Written by: Katerina Vasilaki

    Marpoint introduces the most innovative crew welfare solution with Evo News, a customized, cost effective RSS solution delivering thousands of compressed articles to vessels around the globe. Maritime businesses can now customise their newsfeeds makng them as personal and low cost as possible.
  • Proteum Appointed UK & Ireland Distributor for Moteurs Baudouin

    Posted: 10th May 2016 | Written by: Celia Turner

    Marine products specialist, Proteum, has been appointed as UK & Ireland distributor for the French marine engine manufacturer, Moteurs Baudouin, with immediate effect. The long established Cassis based company has a reputation for an unparalleled range of marine diesel engines, marine generators and auxiliary engines for the demanding commercial marine, fishing and shipping sectors.
  • TEAM Italia Enjoy Double-figure Growth

    Posted: 2nd May 2016 | Written by: Team Italia

    TEAM Italia, an international leader in the navigation electronics sector for mega and maxi yachts, closed 2015 by reconfirming itself as a leading figure in the development of innovative technologies.
  • Subtech Sports Award-Winning Waterproof Gear

    Posted: 26th April 2016 | Written by: Saltwater PR

    SUBTECH SPORTS is introducing its 100 per cent waterproof sport bag and laptop case which are precisely engineered to keep gear dry and safe in the most extreme conditions.
  • Major Financial Investment for Oculus Technologies

    Posted: 26th April 2016 | Written by: Oculus Technologies

    It is with great pleasure and excitement that we are able to announce a major financial investment in our company Oculus Technologies. This investment will serve to accelerate the growth of our company resulting in many new developments. Our investment partner is very familiar with the maritime and superyacht industry and brings with them extensive and valuable knowledge and experience.
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  • Supported by Inmarsat - Row4Ocean’s Record Bid Ends But Their Message is Heard

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: Saltwater Stone

    Supported by Inmarsat, Row4Ocean has been forced to abandon its ambitious attempt to break four ocean rowing world records*, but delivery of the team’s inspirational message about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans continues to gather momentum after a courageous battle in the Atlantic.
  • Union Challenges UK Government over Brexit Ferry Charters

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International

    The maritime professionals’ union, Nautilus International, has warned that the event of a no-deal Brexit could create a costly and damaging own goal for the British shipping industry. This follows the UK government’s move to spend more than £100m to secure additional ferry capacity to keep trade flowing.
  • Plastic-free 2019? Superyachts and Companies Get Onboard

    Posted: 8th January 2019 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

    While many New Year's resolutions are broken within the first month, one resolution with real staying power is gaining traction across the yachting industry: to reduce consumption of single-use plastics and embrace a more sustainable way of operating. Since the Clear Ocean Pledge was launched in November 2018 with the mission of promoting these changes in the yachting sector superyachts have been keen to join up.
  • Mission Ocean: Turning Problem Predators into Reef Resources

    Posted: 2nd January 2019 | Written by: Laura Beard

    The non-native lionfish has become a big problem in the Caribbean, where it has no natural predators. Able to reproduce every 4 days, the fish has overrun local populations. Its spines discourage human hands but Mission Ocean came across an intervention in Bequia to teach locals to safely trap and prepare the fish, turning the pest into a tasty resource.
  • Gyms on Yachts

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    It has been a number of years since Larry Ellisson refitted Enigma in 1999 with a basketball court and made sports courts the latest superyacht 'must have'. Whilst many yachts have not got space, some notable newbuilds design activity areas in from the outset, utilising available space on deck to cater for sports lovers. Notable examples include the Feadships MY JOY and MY Anna which Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) have been involved in.
  • The Mechanics of Chartering in Greece

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: Steven Marquis

    Earlier in the year, Sarnia Yachts reported that the 2018 charter season had been difficult for Greece, due to the laws introduced in late 2017. This effectively limited the charter market to guests who were happy to start and finish their charter outside of Greek waters. However, towards the end of this year mechanics to obtain a Greek charter licence were put in place.
  • Richard Mason on the Changes at Volvo Ocean Race

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    A tide of change has swept over the Volvo Ocean Race since the spectacular conclusion of the 2017-18 race in June, most notably a change of ownership and a change of name. We hear from chief operating officer Richard Mason on the developments, challenges and hopes for the race going forward.
  • YachtAid Global Superyachts Bring Clean Water Access to Children in the Galapagos

    Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    A recent operation by YachtAid Global alongside three superyachts saw clean water access implemented across every school in the Galapagos. As well as the installation of storage tanks and filtration solutions, the operation delivered a reusable metal water bottle to every child and educated communities on the importance of conservation with the charity Mingas por el Mar.
  • Taiwanese Captain Sentenced to 20 Years for Shark Finning in Tanzania

    Posted: 12th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The owner and captain of the Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel (F/V) Buah Naga 1 have pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Possession of Shark Fins in a plea agreement with Tanzanian Prosecutors. The criminals were brought to justice as part of Operation Jodari, a joint partnership between Sea Shepherd, Fish-i Africa and the government of Tanzania.
  • Steep Rise in Bug-Sweeping on Superyachts

    Posted: 8th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    High net worth individuals are increasingly concerned about the risks of being bugged on board their superyachts says Matt Horan, security director of cyber-security company C3IA Solutions. Some owners have wrongly believed that being at sea affords greater security than offices and homes, but Matt Horan is keen to dispel the myth.
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