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  • 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.

  • Istion's Athens charter base at Alimos Marina

    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

  • Eden Island marina Seychelles

    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 ...

  • Borrow A Boat

    Borrow A Boat pursues third crowdfunding round


    The UK-based Borrow A Boat company, which aims to be the Airbnb of the boating world, is currently undertaking a third round of crowdfunding to raise a target of £1.5m. Requests to invest led to this round, rather than doing a private shareholder fundraising round with support of venture capital ...

  • Ugandan flag

    GetMyBoat docks in Uganda


    The Republic of Uganda – searching for ways to better utilise its water resources – is turning to tourism, and is jumping on board to not only draw visitors to the country’s lakes, but enable local Ugandans access to safe, quality boats for transport and entertainment.

  • Beneteau boat revenues by region 2018-19

    Beneteau confirms positive outlook for 2020


    French boatbuilder Beneteau Group confirmed a positive financial outlook for the Boat Division’s 2019-2020 financial year, based on ‘robust’ trends in European and charter markets

  • Bahamas flag

    Bahamas to host Yacht Charter Show


    Citing the economic benefits of the yachting industry to the islands in general, and the role the yachting community played in hurricane recovery efforts, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has announced the first-ever Bahamas Charter Show, to be held 27 February to 1 March. The show will produced by ...

  • Barry Lau

    New Asian superyacht charter firm launches at Düsseldorf


    A new company, Adamas-T.I.S.G Asia Ltd, has been formed as part of a Hong Kong-based joint venture to build a fleet of superyachts and employ them in the Asian charter market. This new venture, which aims to take the Asian charter market up a level, was launched at Boot Düsseldorf ...

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    BoatTEST takes inspiration from auto sector and launches boat leasing division


    BoatTESTLEASING to market leases in new boats for their owners

  • News

    Stricter boat safety laws sought after California dive boat charter fire


    Members of the California congressional delegation are proposing tougher safety standards for small boats in the wake of a fire aboard a dive boat charter that killed 34 people.

  • Charter yacht MY Crystal Blue

    Charter yacht crash attributed to “drunken sex” between captain, deckhand


    A 26-year-old Gold Coast woman working as a deckhand pleaded guilty to negligence in an Australian courtroom this week for her part in a series of collisions which caused more than A$140,000 in damage to the 80ft charter yacht Crystal Blue .

  • MY Mischief cruising Sydney Harbour

    Green light for foreign SY charter in Australia


    New legislation was passed through the Australian Senate today that enables foreign superyachts to charter in Australian waters. The special recreational vessel legislation will allow superyachts use of a coastal trading temporary licence, allowing commercial charter activities.

  • News

    USCG Illegal charter crackdown continues


    The United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) focus on illegal charter operations continues in full force with the latest unlawful operator nabbed in Key West, Florida, just off the community’s legendary Mallory Square. The operator faces fines on up to US$39,936.

  • USVI

    Sailing charters up in US Virgin Islands


    While the Caribbean is recovering from two years of severe hurricane seasons, the demand for sailing charters in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) is growing, and so are the fleets destined to accommodate it.

  • News

    Finnish boat sharing platform goes global

    2019-11-06T11:27:00Z IBI , by Kerstin Zillmer

    New Skipperi web service to be introduced in Scandinavia next year

  • Phuket charter week

    Industry rallies behind 1st Thailand Charter Week


    The first Thailand Charter Week is producing strong interest from regional and international companies in the charter and marine tourism sector. The show is anticipated to have a successful first edition at the Phuket Yacht Haven venue, with 22 yachts confirmed so far.