The Federal Government has unveiled plans to tackle the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish, announcing a $60 million plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Barry Jenkins the chairman of Superyacht Australia said “A bulk of the funding, to be rolled out in the next 18 months will be spent on measures to prevent polluted water entering…

In November 2017 this Private luxury 62ft Pershing sank after striking a navigational bouy at 30mph in St Aubin’s bay in Jersey, after failed attempts to salvage vessel, it has now washed up on the beach in Portbail, Normandy. The accident occurred on 17th November 2017 when a luxury 62 Pershing sport yacht struck the…

Yacht Tenders are the penultimate arrival and departure experience associated with yachting, Hodgdon Tenders have recently launched two 10.5m luxury tenders that are sure to change the concept of taking the ‘dinghy’ to shore. The tenders are referred to as the ‘limousine’ and the ‘open tender’, they shall be carried onboard a large Superyacht delivered…

Feadship has celebrated a major milestone in the construction of its fourth shipyard, located in a prime water-side location in the heart of Amsterdam. In the presence of invited guests, the first concrete was poured into the giant drydock, part of an impressive feat of engineering involved in building such a facility in a city…

This week the Phuket King’s Cup and Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous has attracted boats from around the region and 17 superyachts to enjoy the tropical lifestyle off the coast and is often regarded as the signal to the start of the Yachting season around Asia. The Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (8th – 10th December) is supported…

The Moscow based Skripnik design has recently released some exiting concept designs of a 37 metre  foiling Superyacht capable of reaching up to 60 knots. High-speed foiling craft is not a new invention, passenger ferries and patrol craft have utilized these features for decades in order to achieve a higher speed and a generally more…

Inflated prices, 20% VAT and fresh Social Security regulations around France have deterred Superyachts from St Tropez, Antibes, Cannes and around the Cote d’Azur. International press have recently been describing the significant reduction in the number of yachts berthed in marinas around France and hence the impact on the local economies dependent on the superyacht…

Superyacht Australia has announced the Australian Government’s changes to superyacht regulations improving access to the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef, with the release of 21 new superyacht anchorages respectful of the natural environment and protection of coral life. Superyacht Australia (SA) has for some time been seeking to reform the Whitsundays Plan of Management in order…

What does it mean not for sale in U.S. Waters to A US resident ? The International Yacht Brokers Association has urged congress to alter a 109-year-old law that prevents sales of foreign-flagged yachts to U.S. citizens while the boats are in U.S. waters. The bill, now introduced as H.R. 2369, seeks to change a…

Three of my most adventurous years yet were spent working onboard Superyachts as a Stewardess. I then I took part in the TV show Below Deck (about Superyachts) and while I may have drifted on to other things, there’s no doubt that I absolutely loved my time at sea and I really enjoy being able to show people the…

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