Regulation – Page 12

  • M/Y Luna

    M/Y Luna free to leave Dubai?


    The UAE-based English language newspaper Gulf News has reported that the $450m megayacht Luna , part of London’s largest divorce case, may finally be allowed to set sail from a Dubai port. The Gulf News article states: “The 115m (380ft) M/Y Luna has been holed up in ...

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    New York State considers ‘wealth tax’


    Face with budget shortfalls and looking to fund an ambitious new program, Democratic lawmakers in New York state are gaining support for tax proposals aimed at its wealthiest residents, which include a rollback of sales tax exemptions on megayachts and private airplanes.

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    Recreational boating opposes ‘Right to Repair’ legislation


    The recreational boating industry has growing concern with a growing trend: so-called ‘Right to Repair’ legislation that requires manufacturers to release software information to allow independent retailers to repair electronic products. Just 29 days into the new decade, 27 US state legislatures have introduced such bills, which are opposed by ...

  • Spinlock lifejackets

    Spinlock gains Maritime NZ approval


    Spinlock inflatable lifejackets have gained Maritime NZ approval for use on both commercial and recreational vessels in New Zealand.


    NMMA, Transport Canada reach MOU to streamline boat importation regulations


    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian government which will reduce paperwork for manufacturers exporting boats to Canada.

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    Industry leaders advance key European objectives


    European Boating Industry President Jean-Pierre Goudant outlines the future direction of EBI’s efforts to position the boating sector at the heart of EU policy making.  In conversation with IBI Publisher Nick Hopkinson, Goudant passionatly advocates the need to have a ’seat at the table’ to tackle industry’s future challenges.

  • News

    California couple sues City over destroyed boat


    Couple allege boat was unlawfully seized as part of a government program to clean up derelict vessels - federal law suit alleges many more vessels involved

  • Discovery - John Burnie new MD

    Discovery Yachts Group overcomes financial troubles to secure future


    Lawsuit over 2017 delivery will cost Discovery over £1.5m in compensation, repair and legal fees

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    Greek marina privatisation plan attracts strong foreign interest


    Chinese and Arab investors top list of interested bidders

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    Smuggler Marine and Orion win over Sealegs court case


    Boatbuilders to pursue all court costs and damages from Sealegs

  • Tariffs-US-China

    US, China tariff deal helps boating, critics Say “Phase One” agreement too limited


    The move last week aimed to deescalate the ongoing trade war reduces some US tariffs in exchange for increased Chinese purchases of American farm goods

  • 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.

  • Philippines flag

    Philippines upgrades recreational boat records with new registry


    A significant upgrade for the marine leisure sector in the Philippines has been initiated with the launch of a new Registry of Recreational Boats by MARINA (the Philippine Maritime Industry Authority). The new system will reduce the licencing time for such craft from around two years to just five days.

  • Washington

    House Democrats reach USMCA deal, Senate vows no vote until next year


    On the same day it introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the Democratic leadership of the US House of Representatives handed the president a campaign promise victory when it reached a deal with the White House on the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA); however, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell ...

  • Transfluid battery

    Transfluid obtains DNV-GL Type Approval


    Transfluid Trasmissioni Industriali, an Italian power transmission manufacturer, says it has recently become the world’s first company to obtain two DNV-GL Type Approvals – one for its complete range of marine parallel hybrid modules and another for its LiFePO4 Battery Banks.

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    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

    South Carolina’s new tax policy impacts boaters


    Changes include annual boat registration fee

  • Superyacht Australia CEO David Good

    New Bill brings Australian foreign-flag charter licence a step closer


    Superyacht Australia will be hoping that it will be a case of third time lucky with regards to securing a licence deal that will enable foreign-flagged superyachts to perform charters while in Australia. Over recent years two previous attempts have not made it through the smallest of margins.

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    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.

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    Netherlands steps up Dutch flag marketing


    The Netherlands is stepping up marketing of its registry of sea-going vessels and superyachts to generate more work for the Dutch maritime sector. It has launched a website – – with details on vessel registration and certification, manning requirements and Dutch shipping and tax policies.