The 35th America’s Cup brought international visitors to Bermuda, many of whom arrived aboard private and charter superyachts. The island’s government temporarily relaxed some of its previously restrictive maritime rules to make it easier. It’s now approved new, more attractive allowances for superyachts cruising Bermuda. Last week, Bermuda’s House of Assembly passed the Superyachts and
Fifteen years after it acquired a stake in Fraser Yachts, the Azimut-Benetti Group has sold the company to MarineMax. The move is meant to bolster the presence of Benetti in the American market. Simultaneously, it allows MarineMax to expand further into megayacht territory. MarineMax has enjoyed strong ties with the Azimut-Benetti Group for some time.
Just as Ibiza attracts the sophisticated “live hard, play hard” set from around the world, Pershing powercraft attract people of a similar mindset. The first, and still the only, Pershing-themed lounge therefore found the ideal home in Ibiza. Opened in June 2018, the Pershing Yacht Terrace is celebrating its first anniversary of extending the yacht
“Last year we pioneered departures on a private yacht where you could buy a single cabin rather than charter the entire vessel,” says Ben Lyons, the CEO of EYOS Expeditions. “I was onboard for both departures and saw first-hand the camaraderie and spirit that was forged.” The company believes this can repeat in December. EYOS
The city of Auckland, New Zealand has abandoned plans to charge a daily superyacht anchoring fee. It was part of an effort to better fund harbor upkeep. Instead, visiting yachts exceeding a certain size will need to pay a smaller, annual fee. The decision comes after pressure from the local community, including a yachting
This week the Trump administration clamped down on U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba. While most news reports have focused on cruise-ship passengers, the policy restricts recreational yacht travel to Cuba, too. Even with the seemingly chilling effect, though, yacht owners and guests can still visit under certain circumstances. Abiding is key, since the new enforcement