A weeks-long effort in which dive boats, research vessels, ferries, and even private yachts surveyed the Great Barrier Reef in Australia just wrapped up. Now, the task begins to go through the approximately 13,000 images that the boats submitted. Here’s where you come in. Citizen scientists are needed for the Great Reef Census, to help
The ongoing pandemic has seen numerous border closures worldwide, along with reopenings followed by shutdowns once again. As of February 9, there’’ good news from the Asia Pacific region. Indonesia’s government is permitting exceptions for some international travelers, including superyacht visitors, to re-enter the country. Initially, Indonesia shut down its borders in March 2020, additionally
Divers and non-divers alike can explore the wonders of the undersea world, as deep as 3,000 feet (1,000 meters), through an unusual charter program. The purpose-built exploration and dive vessel U Boat Navigator has day-, week-, and even month-long charters via Fraser Yachts for the fittingly nicknamed Deep Blue Experience. The 79-footer (24-meter) saw launch in
How would you like to cruise Australia, New Zealand (above), or Tahiti? What about countries like Japan, or seeing the sophistication of Hong Kong? A series of three webinars over the next three weeks is your ticket to adventure. Mark your calendar for the APSA Grand Tour 2021, from the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA).
Yacht charter saw significant activity in 2020 due to the desire to safely distance. Increased charter inquiries continue to come in to brokers worldwide. As much as the yachts and yacht crews are taking precautions, however, you should know several things before you go. For advice on yacht charter during the pandemic, we spoke with
On December 17, Tropical Cyclone Yasa made landfall on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, with sustained winds exceeding 149 mph (240 kph). Further bringing life-threatening storm surge and widespread flooding, it leveled villages, destroyed food and water supplies, cut power, and more. To provide short- and long-term humanitarian assistance, YachtAid Global created the fundraising initiative