First it was Below Deck. Then it was Below Deck: Mediterranean. More recently, Below Deck Sailing Yacht introduced the general public to superyachts and yacht charter. Now get ready for Below Deck Down Under. The wildly popular television franchise about the goings-on among superyacht charter crew is heading to Australia for a new spinoff series.
Good news for yacht owners and charterers, in time for the summer season. Washington State is opening up superyacht charter permits in what Governor Jay Inslee cited as a “tourism-oriented bill” when he signed it into law last week. The legislation received nearly unanimous bipartisan support in both the state’s House and Senate stemming back
The Mediterranean regularly attracts the lion’s share of the global megayacht fleet. Therefore, regional businesses are banding together to promote their areas for cruising and service. Genoa-based superyacht specialists are the latest to do so, creating the Genoa Superyacht Hub. The two primary drivers behind the effort are Amico & Co. and Pesto Sea Group.
While many countries require a negative Covid test for immigration clearance, some owners, captains, and yacht managers want more peace of mind, and control. Sentio Superyacht Consultants has partnered with Cue Health to distribute the Cue Covid-19 testing kits, rapid molecular tests. FDA and European Union authorized, it delivers results within 20 minutes, in the
The best business is repeat business, and the charter yacht Axioma certainly benefits from it. In fact, some of the families who repeatedly vacation aboard have so much fun that they’re keen to invite along their grandkids, friends, or others. But, the megayacht doesn’t have extra staterooms to accommodate them all. Therefore, the owners have
Covid restrictions have dramatically reduced the number of megayachts permitted to enter New Zealand. Pre-pandemic, local marine-industry trade representatives anticipated more than 150 would come. Even with less than two dozen receiving clearance, the superyachts at the 36th America’s Cup comprise a pretty impressive fleet. Here are some of them. Hampshire. A 217-footer (66-meter) from