• News

    Indian Empress crew payments dispute concluded


    Indian billionaire Vijay Vittal Mallya, owner of Kingfisher Beer’s Force One India, has had little pleasure of late from the two superyachts he is, or has been, associated with.

  • BRP

    BRP chief ‘happy’ with USMCA


    Jose Boisjoli happy despite an expected CA$10m hit

  • News

    Ban on new marinas in the Balearic Islands for the next 15 years


    Balearic government seeks to maximise capacity of existing facilities

  • Washington

    NMMA calls for elimination of tariffs following USMCA signing


    With the USMCA free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico formally signed last week, the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) is today calling for legislators to move swiftly toward eliminating tariffs that continue to depress the recreational boat industry in

  • Flags

    US, Canada, Mexico sign USMCA trade agreement


    US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Argentina early Friday morning, officially replacing the former North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and establishing a course

  • News

    Conflict over Greek yacht cruising tax and sea tourism growth plans


    A new yacht cruising tax implemented by the Greek government last week which was originally due to be paid within 10 days has now been delayed until early April 2019. This action has been taken due, in part, to the intervention of the Cruising Association, the international body for yacht cruising

  • Recreational watersports are a major attraction in tourist-friendly Cape Town

    Cape Town proposes new bylaw to regulate inland watersports


    The City of Cape Town has proposed a new permit system to regulate the use of vessels on all inland water sites within its jurisdiction, Independent Online News reports.

  • The catamaran capsized near the entrance to the Port of Cape Town on Monday

    Safety protocols in question as details emerge of dramatic SA rescue


    A senior South African politician has questioned whether a breach of safety protocol led to the catamaran accident in Table Bay on Monday involving five British tourists and three local crew.

  • Washington

    NMMA calls for input on proposed trade deals


    With the Trump Administration proposing new trade deals with the EU, UK and Japan, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting input from organisations that will be impacted by the agreements, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is urging its members to respond

  • News

    Boating e-registry system launches in Greece


    As part of Greece’s strategy to expand and better manage its marine tourist sector, the country this week launched a new electronic registration scheme. This scheme has been launched by the Greek Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).