Press Release Archive - Associations & Unions

Mon, 19 Dec 2022

2022’s largest superyacht event in the southern hemisphere

A superyacht welcome function, held on Wednesday marking the start of the cruising season in New Zealand, showed the strength of the return of superyachts to the southern hemisphere cruising grounds. Superyachts are back, and the New Zealand industry has welcomed them with open arms. At the country’s annual Superyacht Welcome Function, which marks the start of the superyacht season in New Zealand, crew from more than 30 superyachts gathered to celebrate the return to New Zealand’s... More

Wed, 26 Oct 2022

Where surprise is just around the corner

Diverse. That’s the way superyacht captain Matt Lovett sums up cruising New Zealand, and he would know. The lifelong sailor has had a 25 year career in the superyacht industry which has seen him sail 95 thousand miles across the world’s oceans. That wide-ranging career has its roots in early dinghy sailing exploits from the age of 12 on Auckland’s Manukau Harbour. Now based in New Zealand as captain of a 34 metre Royal Huisman yacht, Lovett is enjoying being back on New Zealand waters and sh... More

Wed, 13 Jul 2022

Superyacht New Zealand launches to the world

The world’s superyacht playground is in the palm of your hands. Superyacht New Zealand will launch to the world at the Superyacht Cup Palma; cruising and chartering in the adventure capital can now be planned from anywhere in the world. “There’s nowhere like it on earth.” That’s how an experienced superyacht captain described his time in New Zealand, and it’s now easier to plan cruising and chartering in the superyacht Mecca than ever before. Superyacht New Zealand will launch... More

Wed, 29 May 2019

YPY announces inaugural international event, reflecting its global expansion

Event in the pipeline to celebrate its worldwide development More

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

IMCI goes ICOMIA World Marinas Conference

The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference reveals speakers... More

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Genoa International Boat Show review

Genoa International Boat Show, the city and region's number one marketing tool More

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Call out to heads of industry: GUEST Awareness Day, Friday 17th November

The GUEST team and Trainers are delighted to announce their next event, one of the landmark events of our calendar, a GUEST Awareness day for heads of industry, taking place on Friday 17th November at the facilities of the Miele Experience Centre in Vianen, near Amsterdam. This day of GUEST workshops, provided by our experienced and passionate GUEST approved trainers, will take place immediately after The Superyacht Forum. Attendees will benefit from an insight into the importance of training... More

Wed, 21 Jun 2017

Hot Topics at Isle of Man Presentation

The Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum will host a special presentation and panel discussion on some of the hottest and most current topics in the superyacht industry next month. More

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

Early Bird Offer - The Superyacht Summit - West Palm Beach

Have you Been a slacker and not yet registered? The luck of the Irish is with you - Early Bird deadline Extended! The Superyacht Summit, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, West Palm Beach Marriott, West Palm Beach. Register Today - A “Must-Attend” Event! Compelling content, useful business tools and a balance of great networking opportunities! You get to tailor your own experience! 2 breakout sessions are also designed to offer lawyers the opportunity to gain 1 Ethics Credit each. Early Bir... More

Mon, 06 Mar 2017

Busy Times Ahead for the Isle of Man Superyacht Forum

And so, as another year begins so does another jam-packed calendar for the yachting industry. As the world’s most iconic and valuable assets commence their respective journeys around the world, so too do the many service providers from within the yachting sector. From Brokers to Charter Agents, Corporate Service Providers to Legal Advisors, Yacht Managers to IT and Satellite Communications Providers as well as many other suppliers from across the globe; all have begun preparations for y... More

Wed, 01 Mar 2017

IOMSF Chairman to Present at Mediterranean Yacht Broker's Association

Chairman to the Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum ('IOMSF'), Andy Roy, will be presenting at the upcoming Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association Broker's Seminar this week. The three-day broker seminar which is taking place in St. Laurent du Var in France, is an intensive introductory lecture course covering charter, sale purchase, and yacht management. Andy Roy, Principal at Baker Tilly Isle of Man (a Member of the IOMSF), will be presenting a seminar at the event on behalf of the Marine... More

Mon, 21 Nov 2016

Heads of industry attend the GUEST Awareness day following GSF.

Guidelines for Unified Excellence in Service Training. “The hospitality and hotel function of all yachts is the cornerstone of the Owner and Guests’ experience on board. It is essential that interior crew are capable of delivering a professional first class service” Just one of the 32 positive summary statements we received following another brilliantly successful GUEST Awareness day at the Miele Experience Center in Vianen, The Netherlands. These proactive Awareness days ha... More

Thu, 03 Nov 2016

Mayor Seiler of Fort Lauderdale receives first American copy of The Superyach...

Secretary General Theo Hooning of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), had the honour of presenting the very first copy of ‘The Superyacht Book’ in the United States to Mayor Jack Seiler of Fort Lauderdale. The mayor received ‘The Superyacht Book’ during the media breakfast kicking off the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The book, initiated by The Superyacht Life together with teNeues, showcases recently delivered flagships from the 21 SYBAss member shipyards fro... More

Mon, 31 Oct 2016

Miele collaboration with the GUEST program.

Miele collaboration with the GUEST program . We are proud to announce the newly appointed collaboration between Miele Marine and the PYA GUEST program . Miele are supporting the GUEST program through various channels, including providing the Experience Centre venues for GUEST Awareness days for Industry, as well as support to the worldwide GUEST Approved Training facilitators by means of product availability and technical support . We are proud to be endorsed by Miele a well-recognised and re... More

Mon, 31 Oct 2016

PYA GUEST Awareness Day Evening Cocktail Reception - 17th November

The PYA GUEST Awareness Day follows this year's Global Superyacht Forum at the amazing Miele Experience Centre in Vianen, nr Amsterdam. We will take you into the world of GUEST with snapshot sessions based on some of the training offered through the program. The practical sessions will inspire and amaze you, covering hot topics from Service Styles and Techniques, to effectively dealing with issues surrounding the demands of Guests and Owners, how to manage crew effectively a... More

Mon, 31 Oct 2016

PYA Palma Social Event, November 5th 2016

The PYA will be hosting a social event for crew in Palma on Saturday 5th November. We'll be bringing you the first ever PYA Go-Kart Grand Prix, followed by a crew party at Infuze Bar with plenty of food and drink, and a few other surprises thrown in to make a great night for all! The event is completely free for PYA members to attend, with a small entrance fee for non-members. You need to register to attend here. The event is kindly sponsored by MYBA , HR Crew , United Advisors Marine , The I... More

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

SYBAss announces two new board members

The annual general assembly of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) took place on 26 September 2016, traditionally prior to the Monaco Yacht Show at the Yacht Club de Monaco. The assembly saw the Superyacht Builders Association elect its new board and take a number of important decisions. Billy Smith (Trinity Yachts) and Koos Zitman (Feadship) have handed over their positions on the SYBAss board after respectively 3 and 2 board terms. Two new board members have been elected... More

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Rocky packs a punch in the fight against cancer

In October 2017 36 keen amateur cyclists who all work in the superyacht industry will leave Cancer Research UK head quarters in London to ride approximately 1400km over 10 days to Antibes, France in aid of raising funds for both CRUK and local French cancer charities. Mr Sylvester Stallone and Captain Simon MacKay from M/Y Enchantress became the first supporters for the 2017 Cogs4Cancer ride, when the Rocky star was happy to pose with a C4C supporter band for the charity, whilst on board a lu... More

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

PYA GUEST Table Setting competition Wednesday 28th September during the Monac...

Is your Yacht going to be in the Monaco Yacht Show? Why not enter the annual PYA GUEST Table Setting competition , running on the 28th September for a chance to WOW our panel of exclusive industry judges with an elaborate table display showcasing your interior crew and galley's unique creativity, style and flair. The competition is open to all yachts participating in the Monaco Yacht Show, including those at anchor (providing they can collect our judges) can register and compete. ... More

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

Cogs 4 Cancer – The journey so far for the superyacht cycling charity

Since the first endurance cycling challenge in 2013, Cogs 4 Cancer has raised over 700,000 euros for cancer projects all over Europe. With the million Euro marker now in sight, the team decided to ‘go big or go home’ for the next ride and will be announcing the 2017 program in just a few weeks. Ben Young, President of Cogs for Cancer explained, “We organized three 800+ KM rides in three consecutive years and after the huge success of the 2015 event we didn’t want to keep knocking year af... More

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