A bizarre new policy has been introduced by the St Maarten Government Ministry to restrict movements of crewmembers who intend to transfer via SXM for the purpose of connecting to a plane, boat, yacht or cruise ship. Visa restricted crewmembers shall only be permitted an initial stay of 30days and up to a maximum of…

The 2018 Commonwealth Games is going to be a major draw card for visiting superyachts to Australia, according to Steve Sames – Manager of Gold Coast City Marina. Even with the two year lead time, six large superyachts have already confirmed berths at the marina for the event. ‘and this is the tip of the…

Seabin Project is an Aussie designed and made automated rubbish bin that catches floating rubbish, oil, fuel and detergents. It designed for floating docks in the water of marinas, private pontoons, inland waterways, residential lakes, harbours, water ways, ports and yacht clubs. The device, which addresses the issue of ocean pollution on an introductory scale, is…

AYC launch interactive yacht crew database

AYC Superyacht Recruitment, a founding member of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) has recently launched a fully interactive database of yacht crew, available to employers to search and contact potential candidates for superyacht jobs. AYC is the leading resource for yacht recruitment in Asia Pacific and this new interface provides a swift and convenient…

The results from the 2015 Salary Survey by Dockwalk are now out ! More than 1,700 crew have contributed to the survey, providing the analysts with data to prepare tables outlining average yacht salaries and trends. A significant change in format this year is the results and tables for each position, available here, which provide…

On the 6th June, 2015 Gulf Craft presented the new largest, fly bridge motor yacht to be built at the UAE factory, the Majesty 155. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Al Mualla, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and the Chairman of Gulf Craft Mohammed Alshaali….

Exciting news out of Australia as Superyacht Australia announces regulatory changes for foreign flagged Superyachts to charter in Australia. The organisation and some of its key members have been working diligently over the past 12 months, lobbying government to allow easier access to Foreign Flagged vessels to operate commercially in Australia. Superyacht Australia CEO MaryAnne Edwards recently…

The Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro shall display some of the world’s most elite motor yachts during the 2nd – 5th July 2015. The annual Rendezvous has always been a magnet for Superyacht Owners and new location of Montenegro is set to provide and exceptional experience for all in 2015 edition. Boat International Media is the event manager and have…

M.Y. Kibo

Jacob Nicol, who was employed on M/Y Kibo as an engineer, may live with severe brain damage after a severe fall whilst cleaning the side of a superyacht. Whilst an investigation and recovery continues, our thoughts and prayers go out Jacob and his family, his sister Jenade has launched a campaign to show support and contribute financially to Jacob’s…

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