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…

M/Y A is a luxury motor yacht designed by Philippe Starck and engineered by naval architect Martin Francis, She was built by the Blohm + Voss shipyard at the HDW deepwater facility in Kiel. She was ordered in November 2004, and delivered in 2008 at a rumoured cost of US$300 million.With a length of 119 metres (390 ft) and displacing almost 6,000 tonnes, she is one of the largest motor yachts…

Explore some of the most exciting superyacht concepts and ideas through the new ‘Futureyachts’ annual by Boat International media. The 2017 edition is a showcase for the innovative yachts of tomorrow. From floating hotels to sail-assisted yachts, studios and yards are churning with new ideas. With new technologies and cutting-edge materials, the yachting industry is evolving…

Following the success of the 2016 Thailand Yacht Show, organisers have now turned their attention to the 2017 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS), which will take place from 6 to 9 April 2017 at One°15 Marina Club Sentosa Cove. Andy Treadwell, Managing Director of both shows, said: “We are very proud of what…

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 month of December in Phuket has been somewhat of a yachting festival attracting some of the worlds most extravagant superyachts. Rendezvous’s, Yacht Shows, Crew Parties and Regatta’s have filled the calendar for in the popular yachting destination. Kata Beach again hosted the prestigious Kings Cup sailing regatta from the 3rd – 10th December. Immediately…

Feadship has released yet another masterpiece recently as the 97m M.Y. Vertigo emerges from the Makkum (NL) shipbuilding yard. The striking design was conceived Redman Whiteley Dixon and Chahan Interior Design which has delivered a new level of sophistication of elegant curves and sweeping hull lines. Vertigo features many ground breaking technological advances including a…

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