Yachts News


Clipper Yacht Race: Making The Turn

Feb 10, 2016

Strong winds in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race have led to some thrilling racing conditions for the Clipper Race fleet, with teams recording speeds of over 32 knots near the virtual mark at the most southern point of the course.  The…

Peak Shipping Season Is Approaching For United Yacht Transport

Feb 05, 2016

Spring is the busiest season for United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport. The international boat transporters are set to complete various shipments in the upcoming months. In the beginning of the year, the company…

Certifications Awarded at Marina & Boatyard Conference

Feb 03, 2016

The International Marina Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), awarded certifications to three marina professionals as Certified Marina Managers (CMM) and three marina professionals as a Certified…

Large Yacht Code for Super Yachts - AMSA

Feb 03, 2016

From March 1, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will adopt the Large Yacht Code for super yachts and training vessels of 24 metres or more in length in a first for the Australian yachting community.Marine Order 52 will change…

Williams wins World Match Racing Title

Jan 31, 2016

Williams and GAC Pindar claim record sixth World Match Racing Tour title after Monsoon Cup victoryJohor, Malaysia – GAC Pindar skipper Ian Williams has today entered the record books as the first to win sailing’s World Match Racing Tour title six times…

Hong Kong - Macau Yacht Races

Jan 29, 2016

Yacht races between Hong Kong and Macau will take place on 6 February 2016 (Saturday) and 8 February 2016 (Monday). About 25 sailing boats are expected to participate in the races.The outbound trip from Hong Kong to Macau will start at 1000…

AMI Elects Board Directors

Jan 29, 2016

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) elected its 2016 Officers and Directors at its annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) held January 27-29, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Brad Gross, Certified Marina Manager (CMM) of Dana Point Harbor was appointed Chair…

Microsoft Mogul's Yacht Destroys Coral Reefs

Jan 29, 2016

The anchor chain of 303-foot mega-yacht, the Tatoosh, belonging to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been blamed for destroying a large area of protected coral reef in the Cayman Islands. It destroyed almost 14,000 square foot, or about 80 per cent…

Russians to Acquire Fairline Boats

Jan 26, 2016

Crisis-hit yacht manufacturer Fairline Boats has been saved after the firm was bought by two Russian investors.  A new company, Fairline Acquisitions, funded by two UK-based Russian investors with a background in the marine sector, is to…

Super Yacht Bursts into Flames

Jan 24, 2016

The GBP4million super yacht Princess 95 Queen Anna has been destroyed after it went up in flames in Turkey. The 90-foot superyacht yatch was completely gutted by the blaze in Ege Saray marina in Fethiye on Thursday. Smoke then completely…

Safety Alert: Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Jan 19, 2016

This past summer, multiple outbound vessels from a non-U.S. port suddenly lost GPS signal reception. The net effect was various alarms and a loss of GPS input to the ship's surface search radar, gyro units and Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS)…

Scenic to Build World's First Discovery Yacht

Jan 19, 2016

Scenic has announced the launch of the world’s First Discovery Yacht, the Scenic Eclipse. The new ship will embark on its maiden voyage August 31, 2018, sailing from Istanbul to Venice, followed by discovery voyages to the Americas, Antarctica…

UK Marine Industry Continues Growth

Jan 11, 2016

UK marine industry grows for fourth consecutive year; new figures released at the London Boat Show 2016 The U.K. leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry continue to grow, according to new statistics published today by British Marine at the London Boat Show 2016…

New Entry Criteria for vessels calling French Ports

Jan 08, 2016

The French State has implemented new provisions regarding tax exemptions on commercial vessels of at least 15 meters in length, including yachts.  The provisions came into force on the 1st January 2016. These provisions can be found in…

Sydney to Hobart: US Yachts Dominate Field

Dec 28, 2015

American pair take advantage of leading contenders’ retirements following wild overnight storm to open up lead on Sunday, reports the Guardian. One in four entrants in the Sydney to Hobart have now retired from the race including favourite…

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