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Mulder Shipyard at the Millionaire Fair Amsterdam 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Millionaire Fair Amsterdam 2011 was one of the most spectacular editions ever. Celebrations for its tenth birthday ensured a memorable event for exhibitors and visitors alike in the Amsterdam RAI. Mulder Shipyard was one of the shipyards to take part in the event. The invite-only event featured special cars, yachts, jewellery and more. Read More

The 2011 Yacht Club de Monaco awards

Friday, 16 December 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, having been a particularly busy year in terms of results and international events with the 10th edition of Monaco Classic Week, HSH Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco paid tribute to the club’s sailors at the 2011 YCM Awards with the Trophée Credit Suisse. Read More

Marine Industry Cares Foundation names new Board of Directors

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF), a non-profit charitable organization that raises awareness and funds for children’s and family charities, has announced it's 2012 Board of Directors and the appointment of an Executive Director to help lead the group. Read More

Superyacht Lionheart wins Neptune award

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Hoek Design in the Netherlands has won the Neptune award for ‘best interior layout’ at the ShowBoats Design Awards. The judges praised Lionheart for what they saw as a beautiful interpretation of a J-class sailing yacht interior. Lionheart was also nominated as one of the five best yachts for the naval architecture and interior design awards. Read More

Northrop and Johnson welcomes superyachts to Phuket

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Over 100 crew members and distinguished guests attended the function where the recently arrived yacht crew and owners were able to meet with every aspect of the industry in Thailand and make immediate useful contacts, suppliers and friends. Read More

The 7th annual Future of Superyacht Conference

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Now firmly established as a "must attend" event on the superyacht calendar, The Future of Superyachts, the 7th Annual Conference takes place in Palma just before the Superyacht Cup, on the 19th and 20th June 2012 and will bring together an elite group of industry leaders for networking and debate. Read More

Boys N’ Toys yacht hop raises over $100,000 for Kids in Distress

Friday, 11 November 2011

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is touted as one of the biggest boat shows in the world, hosting top yacht builders and designers, exotic cars and brokerage yachts across six locations. While most attendees spent their time at the show inspecting the latest marine gadgetry, others attended the private “Boys N’ Toys” yacht hop. Read More

Powerful panels and candid keynotes at Global Superyacht Forum 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

From Monday 14 November, at Amsterdam’s RAI convention centre, over 450 industry leaders will participate in the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) for three days of powerful discussion, dynamic debate and intelligent interaction. The focus of GSF will be discussing how to change the industry and how it can grow for the future. Read More

Successful conference organised by Transport Malta.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Over sixty delegates participated in a half day conference on Business Aircraft and Superyacht registration, organised by Transport Malta in association with FT Business Events, last Thursday the 4th of November, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. Read More

It's raining awards at Royal Huisman

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Fall 2011 season has yielded an exceptional harvest of awards for Huisman yachts, their owners, designers and builders. The elegant 57.5m (189ft) ketch Twizzle has appeared unstoppable this year as she seized the attention of awards juries for almost every aspect of her design and build. Read More

Yacht Carbon Offset wins 2011 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Yacht Carbon Offset has been awarded the 2011 International Superyacht Society Fabien Cousteau Blue Award. The Award, created to celebrate stewardship of marine ecosystems, was presented by Fabien Cousteau during ISS’s International Awards for Design and Leadership Gala in Fort Lauderdale on 27 October 2011. Read More

Pole Refit to sponsor Professional Yachtsmen's Association AGM

Monday, 7 November 2011

Pôle Refit La Rochelle (PRLR), a Corporate member of the Professional Yachtsmen's Association (PYA) since 2009, is sponsoring the PYA Annual General Meeting 2011 on Wednesday 9th November at 18.00 hours at PYA's new venue, the Maison des Associations, 288, Chemin de Saint-Claude, 06600, Antibes. Read More

ISS award for motoryacht NISI 2400

Monday, 7 November 2011

The NISI 2400 was named best power yacht in the 24 to 40-meter category at the 2011 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design Awards gala, held on October 27th at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Finalists included Diverse Projects’ Black Pearl, Moonen Shipyard’s Livia, Jongert’s Lucia M, and Hakvoort’s Snowbird. Read More

Moore Stephens announces sponsorship of Jody Hill in Paralympics

Friday, 4 November 2011

Moore Stephens Isle of Man who provide accountancy, consultancy and multi-sector wealth management services, in its capacity as presenting sponsors of the YachtInfo event in Fort Lauderdale, USA today announced its sponsorship of captain Jody Hill in his bid to represent the USA in the London 2012 Paralympics. Read More

Superyacht Twizzle scoops up four design awards

Friday, 4 November 2011

British Superyacht design company, Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD) has announced that it has scooped four esteemed design awards during two ceremonies at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show for its design of Twizzle; an elegant 57.5m performance sailing yacht. RWD was responsible for both the exterior and interior design. Read More

Blohm+Voss partners with ISS for METS Mixer

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced that Blohm+Voss is the new ISS Silver Supporter and Presenting Partner for the organisation’s annual METS Membership Mixer. The event draws a wide range of industry colleagues—from company executives to owners and captains and crew—in the festive environment of the RAI’s Café Amsterdam. Read More

Superyacht Palladium wins another award

Monday, 31 October 2011

Michael Leach Design scooped its fifth award of the week by winning the Best Motor Yacht (65m+) at the ISS gala awards on Thursday 27 October during the Fort Lauderdale boat show. Palladium's german-built interior is remarkably atmospheric and oozes a great sense of warm and minimalistic style. Read More

Dick Boon ISS business person of the year

Friday, 28 October 2011

Vripack announced that Mr. Dick Boon, founder of Vripack, won the ISS Business Person of the Year award. The perfect coronation on the 50th anniversary of Vripack and a perfect start of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2011. 500 guests witnessed the founder of Vripack winning the Business Person of the Year Award. Read More

Superyacht Big Fish wins design award

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Y.CO has announces the success of Aquos Yachts and Big Fish at last night’s Showboats Design Awards 2011. Luxury exploration vessel Big Fish was named the winner of the Best Naval Architecture (Motor Yachts) Award at a glamorous ceremony at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Read More

Nauta Yacht Design's superyacht Kiboko wins award

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Two projects by Nauta Yacht Design have won Nautical Design Awards in 2011: the Sense 50’ won the award for Interior Design of Sailing Yachts, and the Southern Wind 94’ Kiboko won in the category for Sailing Yachts over 24 metres. Southern Wind Shipyard’s latest 94’ Kiboko is a custom performance cruiser. Read More

Palladium wins 4 awards in Palm Beach

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Mark Smith, director of Michael Leach Design, stole the limelight at the prestigious annual ShowBoats Design Awards at The Mar-o-Largo Club in Palm Beach, picking up four Golden Neptunes. The results have been a well-guarded secret since the panel of SBDA judges – comprising peer group designers, superyacht owners and industry specialists. Read More

New luxury event during Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

Monday, 24 October 2011

Sandow Media’s Worth magazine will bring the ultimate in luxury living to South Florida – by air, by land and by sea – at its exclusive, invitation-only event, Curator, which will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Sheltair Aviation in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Read More

Ugly sisters raise a wicked sum for charity at Pinmar Golf Tournament

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Once upon a time, at the 2011 Pinmar Golf Tournament, Cinderella and her two Ugly Sisters raised over €17,000 for a number of charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital . Whizzing around the lush greens on their drink laden carriage, the pantomime trio accosted unsuspecting golfers swapping booze for cash donations. Read More

CRN and Riva at the Frieze Art Fair London 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011

CRN and Riva will play a central role in an installation by Berlin-based artist Christian Jankowski, at this year’s Frieze Art Fair 2011, taking place 13-16 October in London. The Finest Art on Water will be part of Frieze Projects, a series of special commissions which offer viewpoints that will elicit a shift in the viewer’s perception. Read More

Redman Whiteley Dixon complete Auto Tour 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

An impressive fleet of more than 16 classic and super cars has successfully completed the 2011 Redman Whiteley Dixon Auto Tour in association with furniture makers, Silverlining. The Tour departed RWD’s design studio on Sunday 18th September 2011 and celebrated its triumphant arrival into Monaco on Tuesday 20th September. Read More

Fabio Perini wins Piacenza Cashmere award

Friday, 7 October 2011

Fabio Perini, founder of the Perini Navi Group, has won the Piacenza Cashmere Yacht Capital Award 2011, a special award granted in recognition of the commitment, the involvement and the determination with which the Perini Navi Group in specific and shipbuilding in Italy in general have today earned high regard worldwide. Read More

Superyacht Satori wins Prix du Design and two World Yacht Trophies

Friday, 7 October 2011

The Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has announced that superyacht Satori has recently been awarded two World Yacht Trophies in Cannes and the prestigious Prix du Design in Monaco. Satori is the first of Heesen’s new 50m aluminium class. She was delivered last May and officially christened during the Monaco Grand Prix. Read More

Yacht Carbon Offset nominated for ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The International Superyacht Society announced in 2010 the creation of the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award, to celebrate stewardship of marine ecosystems. This will be presented during ISS’s International Awards for Design and Leadership Gala on the opening night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Read More

The Peri 41T superyacht wins two awards in Cannes

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Peri Yachts has proudly announced to be the winner of the World Yacht Trophies Award 2011 for Best Design and Most Innovative Fly bridge over 24 meters with the new high-tech Peri 41T, the flagship of the Peri range. The awards were presented at the Gala Dinner organized by Lux Media group during the Cannes Boat Show. Read More

Molori Design’s superyacht Told u So wins prestigious award

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Molori Design’s Told u So, a 145‘ Benetti Vision, has won the Best Interior Design award in front of a prestigious panel of experts in Cannes earlier this month. The judges citing the incredible detail, sophistication and originality. Told u So’s design incorporates the highest quality wood, marble and fine fabrics from around the world. Read More

J Craft and Rolls-Royce hosted the inaugural Riviera Runabout Event

Thursday, 15 September 2011

J Craft and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars hosted guests for the inaugural Riviera Runabout event. Taking place over the course of a weekend between Monaco and Saint Tropez, more than 30 guests enjoyed a relaxing and luxurious programme. This included test driving the full range of Rolls-Royce cars, as well as sea trial of J Craft Torpedos. Read More

Awlgrip hosts inaugural Yacht Management Symposium

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Awlgrip presented its inaugural Yacht Management Symposium in London on 31st August 2011. The one-day event included a series of open panel sessions and presentations from Awlgrip representatives, covering a range of areas including the development of products, technical service, paint quality and finish standards, as well as regulations. Read More

Riviera Yacht Support organises 2011 Golf Bonanza

Monday, 12 September 2011

Riviera Yacht Support informs us that will once again be organising the Golf Bonanza at the Grande Bastide Golf Course on Friday September 30. This year's hole in one price is a Mercedes Roadster SLK. The day will start with a full english breakfast sponsored by Froggy Gourmet, and there will be a free shuttle bus service from Antibes, sponsored by Jet Set International. Read More

MGMT partners with Royal Docks 2012 for the Olympic Games

Monday, 5 September 2011

MGMT has announced they have partnered with Royal Docks 2012 for the Olympic Games in London 2012.The Royal Docks will be the premier destination for Superyachts visiting the Olympics next summer and is expecting more yachts than ever before to make London their destination for the summer. Read More

80 Boats to participate in the 2011 Monaco Classic Week

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Whether in the harbour, ashore or at sea, the 80 boats expected for the 10th Monaco Classic Week-La Belle Classe are living proof that the maritime heritage is alive and well, and bears testimony to the Principality’s commitment to the values surrounding it. This year the Yacht Club de Monaco has attracted an exceptional group of yachts. Read More

Over 20 companies attending the launch of MTB Superyachts

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

MTB Superyachts is a 2 day event offering companies a time and cost efficient way to conduct business with a guaranteed minimum of 15 appointments over the 2 days, plus additional opportunities for networking. Companies often find that from attending MTB they fill gaps in their supply chain, find new suppliers/buyers and new products. Read More

PYA and MCA to host Maritime Labour Convention 2006 seminar in Monaco

Monday, 29 August 2011

On Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October, 2011 the Professional Yachtsmen’s Association will organise a 2 day training seminar on Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) given by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) at the Novotel, Monte-Carlo and sponsored by Oceanco. Read More

Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association announces 45 founding members

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Founding Committee of the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) has announced that the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association has 45 Founding Members. The Founding Members of APSA come from 14 countries across the world, from Fiji to Japan, from Australia to the United Kingdom. Read More

International Superyacht Society launches new webiste

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced its new website, a significant re-launch of its original: ISS was founded in 1989 and represents the large yacht industry. Its mission is to build alliances worldwide with regional associations. General information regarding the organization is easily found. Read More

Burger Boat Company's first Great Lakes gathering

Friday, 5 August 2011

Burger Boat Company held its first Great Lakes Gathering July 22 through July 24, 2011 at Bay Harbor Resort, Bay Harbor, Michigan for yacht owners, their guests, captains and crew. A variety of yachts ranging from a 1937 36’ Burger to a 2003 127’ Tri-Deck Burger, cruised to Bay Harbor for the three day Great Lakes Gathering. Read More

One year to go before London 2012

Thursday, 28 July 2011

With one year to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games one thing is certain. London will play host to the largest number of superyachts ever seen on the Thames at one time. This spectacle, sure to become a tourist attraction in it's own right will provide a massive boost to the UK superyacht industry and prove London and the Thames to be a successful if different destination for yachts of all sizes. Read More

New Zealand Superyacht Captains Forum

Friday, 22 July 2011

No one knows better than an experienced superyacht captain what makes a perfect berth away from home for a superyacht and her crew – which is why the inaugural Superyacht Captains Forum in Auckland, New Zealand will ask the experts, the superyacht captains: what makes the ultimate superyacht facility? Read More

First Superyacht InnovatioNZ 2011 conference announced

Monday, 18 July 2011

Superyacht Events has announced the Superyacht InnovatioNZ 2011 conference, which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from the 12 - 14 October later this year at the brand new Auckland Viaduct Events Centre. This event, which is a completely new event developed in association with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, is intended to bring together key figures from the superyacht industry. Read More

Beattie Communications takes Royal racing yacht on maiden voyage

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Laurna Woods, managing director of PR agency Beattie Communications, is to take the Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound on its maiden voyage, following a total refit of the racing vessel. Accompanying Laurna on the trip between Oban and Mull on Monday, July 11 will be seven of the PR agency’s clients. Read More

Stradivarius concert on board superyacht Bistango

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Last week, on board superyacht Bistango, an exclusive event in Monte Carlo brought together two Italian icons recognised throughout the world for the perfection of their craftsmanship and their unwavering attention to detail that has made each of them truly one of a kind in their respective fields. Read More

Superyacht berths for London 2012 released next week

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A limited number of superyacht berths for the London 2012 games are due to be released next week. A large response is expected and it is anticipated that all the berths will be sold within a very short period of time. MGMT informs us they able to take advance bookings prior to the release of the berths. Read More

Trinity’s Billy Smith featured speaker at various superyacht symposia

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Trinity Yachts, LLC has announced that in both June 2011 and May 2011, Vice President, William (“Billy”) S. Smith will, and has, offered his insight and deep understanding of issues affecting the large yacht industry. On 20 June 2011, Billy will be the first featured speaker at the prestigious 6th Annual The Future of Superyachts Conference in Mallorca. Read More

The Asia Pacific Superyacht Association announces membership

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) is pleased to announce that membership is now open to those wishing to join the Association. APSA has been formed to promote the Asia Pacific region as the world’s third cruising destination and members will benefit from news, information and assistance from the superyacht industry in the region to help with their cruising, repair and maintenance programmes. Read More

ISS seeks nominations for annual Awards of Distinction

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is again seeking nominations from the yachting industry and yachting public for its annual Awards of Distinction. While many are familiar with the organisation’s design awards that celebrate achievement in superyacht engineering and style, ISS equally celebrates personal triumph from crew to the corporate office and now, ocean stewardship. Read More

World Ocean Day June 8

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

4myplanet has joined together with hundreds of other educational institutions, conservation organisations, and thousands of individuals in dozens of countries around the world in celebrating World Oceans Day, an opportunity to celebrate the oceans' wide array of wonders and resources, and consider ways that each of us can help with ocean conservation. Read More

International Superyacht Society adds Best Yacht Refit Award

Monday, 30 May 2011

Now in its 21st year of presenting yacht builders and designers with the highest accolades presented on the global superyacht stage, the International Superyacht Society has announced that it is adding the ISS Best Yacht Refit Award in 2011. Read More

Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference huge success

Monday, 23 May 2011

The Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference held prior to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show attracted delegates from the USA, UK, Vietnam, Indonesia, Phillipines, Taiwan, China, NZ, Thailand and Ireland. The focus of the conference was to highlight the issues facing the Australian Superyacht and Marine Export sector. Read More

Superyacht Candyscape II wins another award

Monday, 23 May 2011

The first edition of the International Yacht Awards – recently held in London to celebrate the world’s finest superyacht designs on the water - has seen Candyscape II as the winner in her category - the first 62-metre yacht launched by VSY-Viareggio Superyachts with the interior designed by Candy & Candy and the exterior by Espen Øino. Read More

Blohm+Vos takes home three awards at 2011 World Superyacht Awards

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The German shipyard Blohm+Vos delightedly announce that superyacht Eclipse and superyacht Palladium won a total of three awards at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards in London. Eclipse received two awards the prestigious Best Motor Yacht of the Year award and the Best Displacement Motor Yacht 3000GT and above award. Read More

Ed Dubois announces launch of the Dubois Child Cancer Fund with Dubois Cup

Monday, 16 May 2011

The DCCF has been created in with Sparks, the charity which funds high-quality medical research to improve the health of children, babies and expectant mothers. The aim of the DCCF is to increase substantially the survival rates for children with neuroblastoma in the same way that survival rates for leukaemia have increased over the years. Read More

Four award nominations for superyachts by Diana Yacht Design this year

Friday, 13 May 2011

This year, four yachts originally designed by Diana Yacht Design were nominated for a superyacht award. On April 15th 2011 the Design Et Al awards were held in the U.K. Superyacht Mystic (category of Power Yachts over 40 metres) and Eleanor Allen (Refit/Rebuild/Conversion) were both the winners of these categories. Read More

Picchiotti Exuma wins motor yacht of the year award

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Perini Navi Group delightedly announced that the Picchiotti 50 metre Motor Yacht Exuma of the Vitruvius Series, has won two awards. The new generation of the Picchiotti Vitruvius-series motor yachts is born from the collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group, is conceived with a focus on efficiency. Read More

Alloy Yachts takes home two awards

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Critical Acclaim continues to flow for Alloy Yachts as two of the most recent builds, Imagine II and Kokomo, took home Awards at the Boat International World Superyacht Awards held last weekend. Imagine II won the Neptune Award for Top Sailing Superyacht. The 44.2 metre sailing yacht further consolidated Alloy Yachts’ reputation. Read More

Awards ‘clean sweep’ for Dubois Naval Architects

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sailing yacht ZefiraDubois Naval Architects have delightedly announced that both superyachts Zefira and Imagine won their categories in the World Superyacht Awards, with Zefira also achieving Sailing Yacht of the Year! Kokomo received the Judges Special Award in the 45 metre plus category for technical innovation both Twizzle and Lady B received Judge’s Commendations. Read More

Superyacht Twizzle wins award

Monday, 9 May 2011

The Royal Huisman-built Twizzle was voted Best Custom Yacht at the seventh Asia Boating Awards. Twizzle was selected as the outstanding custom yacht from among nine high quality finalists created by some of the world’s leading custom shipyards and designers. She was also a finalist in the Most Innovative Yacht Design Category. Read More

Superyacht Lady B wins award in London

Monday, 9 May 2011

The 44,7 metre sailing beauty Lady B has been awarded with a Judge’s Commendation at the World Superyacht Awards Gala in Londen last weekend. The Dubois design with spectacular interior from Rhoades Young, built by Vitters in The Netherlands, was one of the winners in the category “best sailing yachts 30-45m”. Read More

Australian Superyacht Conference attracts a broad range of industry players

Monday, 2 May 2011

The 2011 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) is the first of its kind for Australia. This conference has definitely created interest both locally and internationally with representatives coming from USA, UK, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Europe, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Middle East, New Zealand and Singapore. Superyacht Australia CEO MaryAnne Edwards said “Obviously to survive in the current economy it is essential to take every opportunity to understand the market you are operating in and to network with those companies in the same industry sector.” Read More

APSA launches with press conference in Hong Kong

Monday, 2 May 2011

To mark the launch of the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA), a press conference with members of the Founding Committee will be held in Hong Kong on 5th May. The primary objective of APSA is to promote the Asia-Pacific region to the global superyacht community both as the world's "third cruising destination" and as a superyacht building and services location. It is a very exciting time to be in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More

Malta’s Superyacht Industry seminar off to a flying start

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Organisers of Yachting in Malta’s seminar report an extremely positive response, locally and internationally based on reservations already committed. Titled “Yachting in Malta: the Way Forward”, this year’s event focuses on how Malta is meeting demanding requirements to become an internationally recognised centre of superyacht excellence. Read More

Curvelle & Lila-Lou London best concept yacht design award

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Curvelle power catamarans were rewarded recently by winning the best concept yacht design under 50m at the International Yacht Awards 2011, organised by Design et al Magazine. The event, hosted at the newly refurbished Savoy Hotel in London was attended by many of the top designers and naval architects. Read More

From the Isle of Man to Monaco charity event

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Plane, boat, car and train come to mind when you think of travelling from the Isle of Man to Monaco, but if your name is Chris Allix, then you have other ideas. The 58-year-old company director is going by kayak! Even his nearest and dearest doubted his sanity when he first told them of his plan to paddle the estimated 2,000 miles by way of sea, rivers and canals in aid of five children's charities, but they all agreed, he says, that he was mad enough to succeed. Read More

ISS announces 2011 Fort Lauderdale events

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

As the International Superyacht Society (ISS) enters its third decade celebrating yacht design and industry leadership—the only superyacht industry awards program based purely on peer review and selection—it has announced the 2011 Awards Gala theme: Launchings! Read More

Gulf Craft strengthens position in Asia at 3rd Asia superyacht conference

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Gulf Craft, is once again proving to be a pioneer in the Asian yachting industry, following the address from Erwin Bamps, COO of Gulf Craft, given on the first day of the 3rd Asia Superyacht Conference on Thursday 7th April. The topic of The Middle East and South East Asia – developing an interlinked superyachting industry.  Read More

Bay Challenge debuts at Marina Bay, Singapore

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Singapore’s new downtown is set to come alive as sail boats pit wit and skills for the first time on the iconic Marina Bay to emerge champion in Bay Challenge, which will take place from 14th – 15th May 2011, in conjunction with Boat Asia 2011. Read More

IYC, Robert J. Cury & Associates & Churchill Yacht Partners Host Bahamas Flotilla

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

With a wonderful sense of collaboration and a specific purpose of presenting the many wonders of the Bahamas charter brokers, International Yacht Collection, Robert J. Cury & Associates and Churchill Partners have combined their strengths to form the Bahamas Flotilla. Read More

The 2011 Rivera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The 2011 Rivera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza day trip was a wonderful success. Forty participants turned up in the early hours of the morning on Friday 25th of March to board the bus in Antibes. Once comfortably seated everyone was served tea and coffee with croissants & pain au chocolat together with juice and fresh fruit whilst ski and snow board movies were screened, to get everyone in the perfect mood for the exciting and exhilarating day that lay ahead. Read More

NZ gears up for superyacht events

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

New Zealand is delighted to announce an irresistible combination of events for superyacht owners and captains: a superyacht captains dedicated forum to coincide with the 2011 Rugby World Cup in September and the just-announced 2012 New Zealand Millennium Cup. The NZ Marine Export Group is hosting the 2011 Superyacht Captains Forum on 15-16 September 2011 and the Millennium Cup on 23-25 February 2012 in Auckland the “City of Sails”. Read More

ISS and Wilfred Sultana & Associates present Yachting in Malta seminar

Friday, 11 March 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced it's collaboration with Wilfred Sultana & Associates in presenting the Superyacht Industry Seminar, The Way Forward, being conducted in Malta, Friday 29 April 2011. Similar to the seminar presented in 2009, foreign and local speakers will again take the podium. Read More

Riviera Yacht Support announces 3rd Snow Bonanza Auron

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Following two years of great times and success Riviera Yacht Support have announced that the fun will continue as they hold the third Snow Bonanza in Auron.The expected lively itinerary is to include the following: The day will kick off at 7:00 am on Friday the 25th of March where two 50-seater buses will depart from the port of Antibes & from the port of Monaco. Read More

Mochi Long Range 23 wins International Environmental Award 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

The International Environmental Award 2011 has been conferred to the Long Range 23 of Mochi Craft, a Ferretti Group brand producing fiberglass motoryachts ranging from 13 to 23 meters.  The Mochi Craft Long Range 23 is the winner of the second edition of the UIM Environmental Award 2011, awarded by the Union Internationale Motonautique. Read More

Sanlorenzo awarded in Miami at Nautical Design Awards 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

In occasion of the 23rd edition of the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2011, the Italian Trade Commission, in collaboration with UCINA (Italian Marine Industry Association) awarded Sanlorenzo with the Nautical Design Award, a recognition of the Italian shipyard distinguished itself by its efforts in promoting the “Made in Italy” brand in the USA. Read More

Australian superyacht conference attracts international interest

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The 2011 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) is attracting considerable interest from International companies wanting to learn more about the Australian Superyacht Sector. Read More

Third “La Belle Classe Superyachts” symposium in Monaco

Monday, 28 February 2011

Under the aegis of “La Belle Classe Superyachts”, a label initiated by the Yacht Club de Monaco to unite all those involved in the yachting industry and support club members in this sector, 45 delegates attended a dinner-debate at the YCM. Participants represented the complete luxury yachting chain (shipyards, brokers, designers, captains and specialists in yacht finance, insurance, surveys and law) and they came to take stock of the current economic situation. Read More

Massage charity event in St. Maarten raises over $2200 for Australian Flood Relief

Thursday, 24 February 2011

After recently completing charters in the Caribbean, charter spa therapist Heather Hawthorne got a call from her husband telling her about the devastation from the recent flooding, which was very close to their home in the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She says, “we’d all been watching the TV in horror, but my husband was pretty ‘choked up’.  Read More

Two new award nominations for Moonen

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Fresh from winning the Best Power 24-40 m prize at the ISS Design & Leadership Awards, the Moonen 124 Northlander has also now been nominated as a finalist in the Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2011. The Moonen 97 Livia is a finalist in the Best Displacement Motor Yacht of below 500GT category at the World Superyacht Awards. Read More

Sunset Harbour Yacht Club hosts YachtAid Global

Friday, 11 February 2011

On Thursday, February 17, YachtAid Global (YAG) is kicking off the first day of the Miami Boat Show with a fundraiser titled, “The Event…Benefitting YachtAid Global.” Sponsored by and located at Sunset Harbour Yacht Club, this event will feature live music, cocktails and culinary delights while raising awareness among owners, captains, crew and industry professionals. Read More

Superyacht Australia drives major initiative

Friday, 11 February 2011

Superyacht Australia announced today that they will be organizing the first ever Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference immediately prior to the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Read More

SeaKeepers to honor Khaled bin Sultan in Miami

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The International SeaKeepers Society has announced it's festivities for the upcoming Miami Boat Show including feting Khaled bin Sultan, celebrating Living Oceans Foundation’s Global Reef Expedition and presenting a Scientific Panel. Immediately following the scientific discussion, there will be a fundraising reception aboard Golden Shadow. Read More

YPI hosts Monaco yacht builders seminar with FIPA Italiana Yachts

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

It is so refreshing to be able to meet face-to-face the top people and decision makers from the quality shipyards…this is the new face of yachting.” The words of one broker at the 2nd YPI Yacht Builders Seminar which took place at the Monaco Yacht Club on Wednesday. Read More

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 10-year anniversary celebration

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

I’ve never seen so many owners have so much fun as at the Rendezvous. Who would have thought!!” said Captain Charlie (Champagne) Dwyer, when asked about the 10th year Asia Superyacht Rendezvous. Both power and sail Superyachts from throughout the globe arrived in Phuket, Thailand, first anchoring at Nai Harn Bay. Read More

Fundraising event official kickoff to Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), International Superyacht Society (ISS) and Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club have joined hands to support a worthy cause by presenting a fundraising event that also will serve as the official kickoff to Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show. Read More

Pershing 92’ winner of the Hurun Best of the Best 2011 Awards

Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Hurun Report, an important Chinese finance and lifestyle magazine, has awarded the Pershing 92’, the latest design of the Pershing fleet, a Ferretti Group brand among the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts from 15 to 35 metres, as one of the “Best of the Best 2011 Awards”. Read More

Maricuda Atlantic Challenger set to cross the Atlantic in two days

Friday, 7 January 2011

The maiden voyage of the Maricuda Atlantic Challenger -The Concorde of the Seas- will be an attempt to secure the Hales Trophy, the Blue Riband of the Atlantic. Cruising at an astonishing 70 knots, the designers are confident the new superboat will make the 3000 mile crossing in under two days. Read More

Slojo YAG Challenge athletes raise over $53,100

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The Slojo YAG Challenge: 2010 Transpacific Triathlon, a fundraiser aboard Slojo that sought to raise money and awareness for YachtAid Global -a charitable organization that orchestrates deliveries of humanitarian, conservation and developmental aid to isolated communities- came to a close as Slojo reached her destination. Read More