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    Bahamas yacht charterers look for return of pre-Covid growth


    Hotel bookings for autumn in the Bahamas are “surprising strong”, according to Tourism director general Joy Jibrilu, and the yacht charter market continues to show positive signs.

  • GetMyBoat

    GetMyBoat sees quadruple-digit growth in demand


    GetMyBoat, the mobile app that connects people who want to boat with private or charter rentals, is reporting record demand and growth this summer that it says was reached organically.

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    Pantaenius launches third party liability insurance for UK skippers


    New policy applies to UK-based skippers of rented or chartered boats

  • Kontiki Small Yacht Expeds

    New Ecuadorian-based superyacht cruise company to start operations in December

    2020-07-03T08:52:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    Kontiki’s 39m (128ft) yacht is currently undergoing a major refit at Astilleros Maridueña’s shipyard in Guayaquil A new Ecuadorian-based superyacht cruise company called Kontiki Small Yacht Expeditions is due to commence operations in December with two planned cruises along the coast of the South American country. ...

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    MYBA issues guidance on Greek yacht charters

    2020-07-01T09:01:00Z IBI , by Manos Roudas

    As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, yacht brokers in Greece are working with owners and clients to resolve any issues related to upcoming yacht charters. During this uncertain period and until further notice, the country’s Covid-19 and cancellation policy is typically as follows: For crewed yacht charters, each charter is ...

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    Covid-19 proves boost for North European passage charter

    2020-06-26T14:42:00Z IBI says it has seen a significant rise in enquiries in last two months for charter in Northern Europe and Arctic fringe

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    Green light for self-drive day boat hire and charter in England


    Following the relaxation of lockdown measures in England, further clarification has been released by the UK government detailing that self-drive boat hire or charter companies can operate again on a day basis. A statement released by British Marine says the public is now allowed to hire or charter a ...

  • SailTime PowerTime

    SailTime enters powerboat market, adds new franchise


    SailTime, a pioneer in the fractional boat club economy, has added a franchise in Portland, Oregon, and entered the powerboat market – just in time for a boom in boating interest from people who’ve been locked-down by COVID-19 and have had to dramatically alter their summer travel plans.

  • Italian flag on boat

    Italy reopens borders to international travel, paving way for Genoa show


    Italy reopened its international borders last week, allowing trips between Italian regions and travel to and from abroad.

  • Turkish flag

    Turkish yacht charter restrictions eased


    Restrictions were eased for Turkish yacht charter businesses on June 1, allowing them to resume business under new safety measures.

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    Russians return to charter as quarantines lifted


    Boating is expected to be one of the first segments of the Russian tourism industry to recover from the Covid-19, according to leading Russian yacht dealers and local market analysts as quarantines are lifted in key tourists hotspots throughout Europe.

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    Croatia’s open borders to kickstart yacht charter market?

    2020-05-21T15:21:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    The opening of Croatia’s borders to allow EU citizens to visit without any quarantine restrictions is expected to trigger the restart of the yacht charter market, which has already started to pick up since the weekend. In particular, boat owners and visitors from Germany, Australia and Slovenia are anticipated ...

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    Dream Yacht Charter to open new base in US Virgin Islands


    Dream Yacht Charter, a privately-owned yacht charter firm with a fleet of over 1,250 boats, is to open a new Caribbean base on June 1 at Compass Point Marina in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, in partnership with Virgin Islands Yacht Charters.

  • Boating in Florida

    Inconsistent rules leave Florida’s US$23bn boating industry in flux

    2020-03-24T14:37:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    Palm Beach County, Florida, has joined its neighbour to the south, Miami-Dade County, in closing marinas and boat ramps to all but commercial fishing operations. But Broward County, which sits between the two and is home to Ft. Lauderdale – the hub of South Florida’s US$12bn yachting and boating industry ...

  • Umit Uzun

    Yacht chartering in times of the coronavirus

    2020-03-19T14:55:00Z IBI , by Kerstin Zillmer

    Ümit Uzun With many countries closing borders, both via land and air, Europeans will find it difficult to reach the Mediterranean Sea. But what about boat charter holidays booked for the Med this summer season? Ümit Uzun, CEO of Würzburg, Germany-based charter brokerage Charterbar Yachting, ...

  • Marina del Rey Puerto Rico

    Marinas remain open amid coronavirus fears – for now

    2020-03-16T14:49:00Z By Tony Esposito,

    The coronavirus pandemic has already taken a toll on the cruise industry, especially in the Caribbean where several destinations have placed a ban on all cruise ship calls for the remainder of the season. But superyacht marinas remain open and welcoming – with some cautions.

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    Greek charter firm hosts annual party


    Greek charter firm Istion Yachting recently held its 2020 ‘W-way’ celebration party at a privately booked event, featuring numerous guests from the Greek yachting community, delegates, friends and affiliates.

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    News wins two industry awards


    The UK-based yacht charter platform was honoured in two separate global award schemes

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    New rules in Seychelles allows foreigners to own superyachts


    The Seychelles government has introduced new policies related to foreign yacht ownership and operation. Under the new rules, according to a Seychelles News Agency report, a foreigner is able to own a yacht if it is over 24m (79ft) in length and valued in excess of $2m.

  • Emerald Azzurra

    Scenic Group launches new superyacht cruise venture


    Scenic Group, the Australian cruise ship group, is expanding its portfolio of activities with the new Emerald Yacht Cruises venture. Set up as a division of Scenic’s Emerald River Cruises arm, the new venture will start operations next year with the 110m (360ft), 100 guest-vessel, Emerald Azzurra , currently in ...