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April 19, 2012

Industry News

Lamination begins on Sunseeker 155 No1...

The first gelcoat was applied to he massive mould by Sunseeker founder and drivingforce Robert Braithwaite. Read more, see more >

February 02, 2012

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Increased capacity at Hakvoort...

A new slipway means the Dutch superycaht builder can build up to 58m. Read more, see more >

January 12, 2012

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Nordhavn 120 'Aurora': good progress...

She’s expected to deliver at the end of the year. Read more, see more >

January 06, 2012

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Heesen sells ‘Project Ventura’...

She’s an all-aluminium 23-knot 50m. Read more, see more >

December 30, 2011

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The new Pershing 82...

She replaces the 80 and #1 will launch in the spring. Read more, see more >

December 30, 2011

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New Chris-Craft’s new Launch 32...

She will be unveiled at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show (February 16-20). Read more, see more >

December 17, 2011

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Ferretti Group sold to the Chinese?

Europe’s financial press believes so... Read more, see more >

December 13, 2011

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Perini Navi wins 69m ketch contract...

Yard number C2227 is the group’s third contract this year; in all the group's six-boat 'sold' order book adds up to €170 million. Read more, see more >

November 15, 2011

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The 200th Lagoon 400 and 100th Lagoon 450...

They were recently completed by Groupe Bénéteau’s Belleville sur Vie plant, which is in the Vendée region of France. Read more, see more >

September 28, 2011

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New Venice-Montecarlo record...

A Fabio Buzzi-designed and built Stab 48 averaged 51.9 knots on the 1,141nm voyage. Its engines and fuel consumption were virtually half that of the previous record holder. Read more, see more >

September 16, 2011

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Riva’s 200th Aquariva...

The 33-footer was originally launched in 2000. Read more, see more >

September 03, 2011

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New owners for Sealine...

The Brunswick Corporation has sold the Kidderminster, Worcestershire, UK-based motorcruiser builder to the Oxford Investment Group. Read more, see more >

August 26, 2011

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Dutch Cote d’Azur initiative...

Various yachtbuilders and brokers have come together to form the Holland Yacht Experience Centre on Cannes’s La Croisette. Read more, see more >

August 13, 2011

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Couach boss murdered...

Fabrice Vial was shot in the early hours of Friday morning while aboard his Couach 3700 Fly 'Team Vit'. Read more, see more >

August 01, 2011

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Brunswick to build in Brazil...

The company will be hiring imminently; capacity could eventually be as high as 400 boats a year... Read more, see more >

July 22, 2011

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Charter yacht ‘Angara’...

Her conversion from ex-Nazi navy and later Soviet-government yacht 'Aviso Hela' began three months ago. Read more, see more >

July 20, 2011

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The Ferretti Group's Chinese partner...

A JV deal with the Shandong Heavy Industry Group will see new designs and brands built and sold in the ‘Greater China’ zone. Read more, see more >

July 13, 2011

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Better Capital acquires Fairline...

The British motorcruiser now has the financial stability it requires for the future. Read more, see more >

July 11, 2011

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Rondal ships A-frame masts for Greenpeace’s ‘Rainbow Warrior III’...

The tallest of them measures 50m. Read more, see more >

June 28, 2011

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Med foothold for Pendennis...

The UK new-build and refit yard is to open a technical refit office and workshop in Palma, Mallorca, this summer. Read more, see more >

June 17, 2011

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Ferretti Group has officially opened its Brazilian plant...

Work at the facility began just over a year ago, but it already has an establishment of around 600. Read more, see more >

May 19, 2011

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Harrods for yachts...

During the month of May, London brokerage and yacht management company Watkins Superyachts will be ‘in-store’ at the famous Knightsbridge shop. Read more, see more >

May 08, 2011

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A virtually finished Sunseeker 34 Metre Yacht has been destroyed by fire...

At this stage the cause of the fire at the British yard in Poole, Dorset, is not known; but we hear there is suspicion of a lightning strike. Read more, see more >

April 28, 2011

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Keel-laying ceremony for Kingship’s ‘Green Voyager’...

This 44m motoryacht is billed as the world’s first truly hybrid superyacht between 24-50m (80-164ft). Read more, see more >

April 26, 2011

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The Hanse 400’s re-engineered transom...

Deliveries with this new bathing platform began in April. Read more, see more >

April 25, 2011

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Sessa Marine opens up in Brazil...

The Italian motorboat builder is establishing a new production and distribution company to cater to South and Central American markets. Read more, see more >

April 06, 2011

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Sunreef to build the Aeroyacht 110...

She’s a Gregor Tarjan/Morrelli & Melvin design. Read more, see more >

March 30, 2011

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True North’s ‘34G’...

She makes use of ‘Steyr Hybrid’ technology. Read more, see more >

March 25, 2011

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Mulder 98 Flybridge sold...

A Russian client will take delivery of her in 2013. Read more, see more >

March 23, 2011

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The biggest Nordhavn is on schedule at South Coast Marine in Xiamen, China...

This 120-footer should deliver for mid-2012. Read more, see more >

March 18, 2011

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Amels has sold its first Limited Editions 199...

She is being built for a repeat client and delivers in ‘13. This Vlissingen, The Netherlands-based yard is presently thriving. Read more, see more >

February 25, 2011

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Overmarine Group signs with MarineMax in the USA...

Initially the massive boat sales operation will promote just Mangusta, but eventually it is expected to the same for its recently acquired Di Pisa/Akhir and Baglietto brands. Read more, see more >

February 02, 2011

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Perini Navi turns ‘C2180’ at Yildiz…

She’s a Ron Holland-designed fast-cruising 40m. Read more, see more >

January 25, 2011

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One of the last Aquaramas is up for auction in Florida on Jan 29...

Hull No774 was originally launched in ’96. Watch the promo video here! Read more, see more >

January 25, 2011

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Allied Marine opens Newport office...

It will be managed by Jim Mattingly. Read more, see more >

January 25, 2011

Industry News

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 award...

She has scoped the ‘European Yacht of the Year’ title in the 'Family Cruiser' category. Read more, see more >

January 21, 2011

Industry News

Formula & Floattech partnership...

The result is ‘F² Automated Furling’ and its first product is an in-boom and in-mast furling system with single-joystick control. Read more, see more >

January 20, 2011

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New Perini Navi Group website...

It’s a lot more intuitive and user-friendly. Read more, see more >

December 22, 2010

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Sanlorenzo signs agreement with Rodriguez Group...

It’s exclusive as regards France and Monaco. Read more, see more >

December 17, 2010

Industry News

ISA-500.03...

The Ancona yard has signed its third 50m custom motoryacht project; she delivers for 2012. Read more, see more >

December 16, 2010

Industry News

Sunseeker’s all-new Predator 115...

She will be at the forthcoming 2011 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show, which will he held at Excel London from January 7-16. Read more, see more >

December 15, 2010

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Moonen’s first '82 Alu'...

This 25-knot 25m will deliver in 2012. Read more, see more >

December 14, 2010

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New-build contract for Balk Shipyard...

She’s a Felix Buytendijk-designed ice-class explorer. Read more, see more >

December 10, 2010

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Pershing’s new 108 on track for a January '11 launch...

She’s got triple MTUs as standard and has just been tank tested. Read more, see more >

December 06, 2010

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Second facility for Mulder...

Work begins soon on a new plant that will boost capacity to 40m (131ft). Read more, see more >

November 05, 2010

Industry News

Archimedia acquires substantial Wally stake...

The brand investor adds to a portfolio that already includes stakes in Reuters, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and many other innovation and leisure businesses. Read more, see more >

November 04, 2010

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Feadship sells 4th F45 Vantage...

Launched unsold earlier this year as 'Sirius' and made available for charter via Feadship Charter, her new owners renamed her ‘Gladiator’. Read more, see more >

October 23, 2010

Industry News

Sonardyne’s Sentinel...

The diver-detection system has just been specified by what will be one of the world’s largest yachts. Read more, see more >

October 21, 2010

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Vripack relaunches the Doggersbank series...

Its famous explorer yachts are now available as Smart Kits. Read more, see more >

October 19, 2010

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Axe-box Bilgin 40m...

She’s being got a H2 exterior and interior. Read more, see more >

October 04, 2010

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Oceanco expansion imminent...

The Dutch builder’s Alblasserdam site will soon have a new 165m-long dry-dock and a 100m-plus new-build capability. Read more, see more >

September 28, 2010

Industry News

Viareggio, Italy-based Cantieri Navali Overmarine acquires Gruppo Baglietto assets in liquidation sale.

The Italian family-owned builder of the Mangusta range has acquired the Baglietto yards in La Spezia and Varazze, as well as Cantieri di Pisa in Pisa. Read more, see more >

September 27, 2010

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Gulf Craft sells its biggest-ever project...

The UAE-based yachtbuilder has found a client for its Majesty 135, which started last year ‘on spec’. Read more, see more >

September 24, 2010

Industry News

Following behind 'Rainbow', there's another ‘J’ contract for Freddie Bloemsma and HJB...

This one is a recreation of 'Yankee'; her sail number will be JH3. Read more, see more >

September 21, 2010

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Perini Navi ‘C2173’ arrives in Viareggio...

This Ron Holland-designed swing-keel 50m flybridge ketch is scheduled to deliver in 2012. Read more, see more >

September 14, 2010

Industry News

SYS relaunches ‘Alinda V’...

The 78ft Mylne classic underwent an extensive 12-month refit at the Southampton,Hampshire, UK-based facility. Read more, see more >

August 24, 2010

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New Marine Travelift for Newport Shipyard...

It’s a 100-ton unit. Read more, see more >

August 16, 2010

Industry News

Record infusion at RMK Marine...

The Turkish yard’s first Oyster 125 hull has set a new record for one-shot infusion – 6.3 tonnes of resin flowed under five hours. The above picture shows her following curing in a specially constructed 40m (131ft) oven. Read more, see more >

August 11, 2010

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Philippe Briand-designed ‘Vertigo’ on schedule...

Under construction at Alloy Yachts’, she will be the largest yacht to ever launch in New Zealand come December. She will take the title from the same yard's third Kokomo, which launched just 12 months earlier. Read more, see more >

August 08, 2010

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Double honour for Seawind Catamarans...

The Australian cat builder has been named Australian Marine Exporter of the Year at the 2010 Australian International Marine Export (AIMEX) awards. Read more, see more >

July 26, 2010

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Royale Oceanic to open Monaco office...

The location is 11 Rue Princess Antoinette. Read more, see more >

July 23, 2010

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Southern/Nordic union...

New Zealand-based Southern Spars has acquired Denmark-based Nordic Mast for an undisclosed sum. the deal went through on July 19. Read more, see more >

July 23, 2010

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Tilli Antonelli’s next big adventure...

The former Pershing CEO announced at a press conference in Milan yesterday the formation of his new company Wider and revealed renderings of its first model the Wider 42 day-cruiser. He is being assisted by several of his old contacts, colleagues and suppliers; indeed he's production facility is the old 1990-2004 Pershing plant. Read more, see more >

July 21, 2010

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Amels signs its biggest Sea Axe contract...

It will come as no surprise that upon delivery in 2012 this 67m yacht-support vessel – which like all Sea Axes is built by Damen Shipyards, Amels’ parent company – is destined to support one of the biggest yachts in the world. Read more, see more >

July 20, 2010

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New ‘J’ Rainbow begins fit-out...

She crossed Holland's Ijsselmeer by barge from Makkum-based F Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw, which fabricated her hull and deck, and is now inside at HJB, Zaandam. Read more, see more >

July 02, 2010

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Picchiotti's 'Project Vitruvius No1' has launched...

She's the 50m 499GT MY 'Exuma'. Read more, see more >

July 01, 2010

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Defaced Red Ensign for Jersey-registered vessels...

Over 2,200 yachts around the world are eligible to fly the new flag. Read more, see more >

June 28, 2010

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Australia's Riviera exits 'administration'...

Official notification was received on Friday, June 25, says the Coomera, Queensland-based builder's CEO John Anderson. He says for the past 12 months the weekly run rate has averaged 2.3.  Read more, see more >

June 28, 2010

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Yachting Development’s ‘Dixon 100’...

She’s a composite deck-saloon sloop on a tight schedule. Read more, see more >

June 25, 2010

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Imminent launch for ‘Twizzle’...

The Royal Huisman super-ketch will soon be out of her fit-out shed. Read more, see more >

June 24, 2010

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Boston Whaler’s ‘health & safety’ milestone...

The Edgewater, Florida builder of the famous Boston Whaler range of runabouts and sports-fishing boats has managed 2,000,000 hours without a ‘lost time incident’. Read more, see more >

June 24, 2010

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Vitters’ 54.6m super-ketch ‘Marie’...

She’s close to leaving her fit-out shed; rigging is imminent. She leaves in July. Read more, see more >

June 24, 2010

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Future Spars initiative...

It's a new high-tech spar-building joint-venture located in Spain. Photo: Claire Matches.  Read more, see more >

June 23, 2010

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Hakvoort moves YN247 into fit-out...

This steel/aluminium trideck motoryacht that will eventually displace around 350 tonnes. The client is Russian; this will be his first yacht. Read more, see more >

June 23, 2010

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Moonen’s biggest ever...

The contract has been signed for YN194 'Sofia III', a 133ft long-range trideck.  Read more, see more >

June 21, 2010

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Two new contracts in a week for Heesen Yachts...

The Dutch semi-custom and custom yachtbuilder says they are for a 50m and 47m. Read more, see more >

June 21, 2010

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Royal Van Lent’s expansion plans...

Overall the facilities investment in the years ahead for the Feadship yard will total several million euros. Read more, see more >

June 17, 2010

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Delta Marine finishing off 'Project Monarch'...

This bulbous-bowed 46m composite motoryacht was started by the Northern Marine. Read more, see more >

June 15, 2010

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Busy months for MCM's project-management teams...

No fewer than six of the operation's yachts have concluded/are concluding in a four-month period ‒ four in Holland, one in New Zealand and one in Finland. Read more, see more >

June 14, 2010

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Ferretti Group’s ‘Summer Line’...

The Italian yachtbuilding group has established a new direct telephone service operating seven days a week to help solve technical problems. Read more, see more >

May 25, 2010

Industry News

Selling well: Riviera’s 43 new Open Flybridge...

She debuted at the 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, which took place over May 20-23. Of the 19 boats the Australian builder claims to have sold during the doorstep show, nine of them were 43 Open Flybridges. Read more, see more >

May 20, 2010

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Schooner 'Athos' now rigged

Late April saw mast and spar builder Rondal completed the rigging job at Zaandam, Holland-based builder HJB's canalside facility. Her two carbon masts are 61m and 54m respectively. Read more, see more >

May 16, 2010

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Aequus 7.0 is now in production...

Modifications have been made following feedback on the prototype shown at Paris and Düsseldorf winter boat shows. Read more, see more >

May 08, 2010

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Cam Lewis joins SpeedDream...

The veteran racer takes on his next challenge as skipper of the record chaser. Read more, see more >

April 30, 2010

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New 'open policy' UK refit facility...

Solent Refit is occupies a prime site on Southampton Water, the 24/7 deep-water channel between the Solent and Isle of Wight and Southampton Docks.  Read more, see more >

April 28, 2010

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Nobiskrug ‘Project 783’ afloat on the River Elder...

She slipped into the water on April 27; fit-out of the steel/aluminium 74m will soon begin at the Rendsburg yard. It's only a month since her sister '782' was in a similar position. Read more, see more >

April 28, 2010

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Alliaura Marine’s new plant...

The facility is in Lanester, near Lorient, Brittany. Read more, see more >

April 27, 2010

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Perini Navi ready to turn ‘C2173’...

It took just five months to fabricate this 73-tonne hull structure. Read more, see more >

April 26, 2010

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‘Project 116’ progress...

Danish Yachts' high-performance 38m should be launched from the Skagen yard in a few months time; she's further ahead than the picture suggests. Four weeks of sea-trials are planned prior to her official mid-summer launch. Read more, see more >

April 23, 2010

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Blue Coast 95 on track...

She will be finished at the La Ciotat, France-based yard H2X for late summer, which means a rapid 18-month project duration. Read more, see more >

April 23, 2010

Industry News

Marco Polo No2 'Mazu'...

The 46m’s hull and superstructure have been mated together and the machinery, shafts, props, rudders and stabilizers are already in place.  Read more, see more >

April 22, 2010

Industry News

Sunseeker’s first Predator 115 hull launched...

She went into the water at the British yard’s Osprey Quay facility in Portland in mid-April and has since moved round the coast to the big-yacht facility in Poole where she will be fitted out. Read more, see more >

April 21, 2010

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The first J/111 Speedster hull is popped and the deck tooling well on the way...

This new American-built performance cruiser model is still on track for ‘Hull No1’ to sail in late June. Read more, see more >

April 20, 2010

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Royal Huisman turns 'YN388'...

She is the 55m ‘Spirit of Tradition’ ketch project. Photos: Hans Westerink Read more, see more >

April 15, 2010

Industry News

Bombard Sunrider 550...

This spacious and well-proportioned 5.5m RIB is available in a choice of grey or navy-blue colourways. Read more, see more >

April 12, 2010

Industry News

New heavyweight travel-hoist for Amico...

The Ascom boat-mover has a simply massive capacity of 835 tonnes, which makes it the biggest of its type in the Mediterranean. Read more, see more >

April 09, 2010

Industry News

Riviera no longer for sale...

The Australian motorboat builder’s secured creditors have elected to continue rebuilding the business in the medium term rather than sell it. Its recovery has been good; the run rate is presently 2.5 boats a week. Read more, see more >

April 09, 2010

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Ferrettigroup Brasil initiative...

The Ferretti Group has signed an agreement with Brazilian boatbuilder and broker Spirit for the sale and after-sales assistance of all Ferretti Group brand yachts on the South American market. Read more, see more >

April 08, 2010

Industry News

Rodriquez Group restructuring approved...

Yesterday, April 7, saw the 'Commercial Court' in Cannes dispense with the Gulf Juan-headquartered superyacht operation’s ‘safeguard’ protection. Trading of the publicly quoted company's shares resumed today, April 8; its shares had been suspended since April ’09. Read more, see more >

April 07, 2010

Industry News

Groupe Bénéteau forecasts...

Its recently issued figures for the first six months of its ‘09/10 year show a growth of 6.1%; but its boat business (+1.2%) performed less well than its pre-fab homes interests (+15.3%). However, the giant's expectations are still good for the rest of the year. Read more, see more >

April 01, 2010

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Riviera’s Q1 2010 success...

The Australian motorboat builder says it was the best quarter for 15 months. It sold 36 new boats from Jan 1 to March 31 to a value of A$38 million (€25 million). Read more, see more >

March 31, 2010

Industry News

Gruppo Baglietto liquidation...

It includes the Baglietto La Spezia and Varazze yards, as well as Cantieri di Pisa.  Read more, see more >

March 26, 2010

Industry News

Princess expansion plans...

It is pushing ahead with £15 million development of the ‘South Yard’ at the historic Royal Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon, UK. Read more, see more >

March 23, 2010

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Dedicated Awlgrip ‘Application Center’ opens in Florida...

It is its third such centre and a fourth is on its way. Read more, see more >

March 22, 2010

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Yachting Developments begins Endeavour refit...

The iconic 'J' was lifted out of the water at Auckland’s Viaduct Basin; it will be 16 months before she goes back in the water.  Read more, see more >

March 20, 2010

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Wesmar partners Arie de Boom in Europe...

The deal was signed by Wesmar president Bruce H Blakey (left) and Alex De Boom (right), president of Arie De Boom Marine. Read more, see more >

March 17, 2010

Industry News

Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw turns 'Rainbow'...

Now the Dykstra & Partners-designed new ‘J’ will soon make a barge voyage from the fabricator, Freddie Bloemsma's factory in Makkum, across the Ijsselmeer to Holland Jachtbouw (HJB) where she will be fitted out. Read more, see more >

March 17, 2010

Industry News

Big BKYC repeat-fleet contract for Sweden's Hallberg-Rassy...

The British forces yacht club in Germany, the BKYC, is to replace its 10 Hallberg-Rassy HR342s with the latest versions of the same model. They will be delivered in time for the 2011 Baltic sailing season. Read more, see more >

March 15, 2010

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Spain’s Atollvic is upping capacity...

The Vigo, Galicia-based yard, a specialist in the construction of custom yachts in steel and aluminium, is expanding its facilities to 70m. Read more, see more >

March 11, 2010

Industry News

Open Day at K&M Yachtbuilders...

This year the date is Saturday, April 17. The Makkum, Holland-based yard’s Axonite 69 and Stadtship 54 projects will have launched just before, so they’ll be there for viewing. Read more, see more >

March 10, 2010

Industry News

New multi-region Chinese dealer for Ferretti Yachts...

Speedo Marine will look after the Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Hainan districts for the Ferretti Group's flybridge motoryacht brand. Read more, see more >

March 05, 2010

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Pendennis acquires Devonport Yachts and Ernesto Bertarelli investment...

Devonport Yachts will remain a separate entity and concentrate on the 60m-plus sector of the new-build and refit markets. Read more, see more >

March 04, 2010

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Nightmare on Helm Street!

The storm that hit France’s Atlantic seaboard over the weekend caused extensive damage to boats and marinas. You will not believe some of these pictures!! Read more, see more >

March 03, 2010

Industry News

Baglietto’s ‘Lucky Me’...

She’s an all-aluminium 42m wide-body design that’s capable of 29 knots. Read more, see more >

March 02, 2010

Industry News

Groupe Bénéteau’s CNB recently delivered its first Bordeaux 60 to Asia...

The semi-custom 'Kagayaki III' was shipped to Yokohama with an unusual spec. Read more, see more >

March 02, 2010

Industry News

Fraser Yachts facilitates 72.6m new-build contract...

She will be built at Proteksan-Turquoise in Tuzla, Turkey. Read more, see more >

March 02, 2010

Industry News

Ferretti Group agrees to sell Apreamare/Maestro...

All of the operation’s shares are to be acquired by its founders, the Aprea and Pollio families. The deal concludes at the end of March. Read more, see more >

March 01, 2010

Industry News

Yard-sponsored Privilège 745 arrives in Haïti...

After 30 days sailing from the builder Alliaura Marine in France, she has finally delivered her relief supplies to Haïtian orphans. She will now continue on her delivery. Read more, see more >

February 26, 2010

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Mariotti Yachts’ reborn...

It is now pitching its new-build superyacht capabilities in the 54-85m (177-279ft) sector of the market. Read more, see more >

February 26, 2010

Industry News

Blue Coast Yachts' Blue Coast 95 maxi-cat...

Design inside and out by company founder Jean-Jacques Coste, she’s on track for delivery in early autumn 2010. Read more, see more >

February 25, 2010

Industry News

Sanlorenzo’s first steel/ali displacement project launches...

She’s the Italian yard’s new flagship model and features a unique service tunnel beneath her lower deck. Read more, see more >

February 24, 2010

Industry News

Ghost Yachts' contract for Jongert...

The two have agreed a co-operation that will see the latter Dutch yard build the first of the former's striking new Gloss Design-styled 55m (180ft) G180s.  Read more, see more >

February 23, 2010

Industry News

SP-High Modulus earns IANZ accreditation...

It is the first and only laboratory of its kind in New Zealand to be accredited for mechanical testing of composite materials. Read more, see more >

February 19, 2010

Industry News

Groupe Bénéteau’s 400th Lagoon 440...

The model was introduced in ’04, which means an average of 67 units built a year. Read more, see more >

February 18, 2010

Industry News

Awlgrip’s new '3D Paint System Selector' tool...

It helps customers choose the best system for painting specific areas of a yacht. Read more, see more >

February 15, 2010

Industry News

‘Rainbow Warrior III’ contract for Rondal...

The Dutch company will supply the ground-breaking 'double-A' rig and most of the deck hardware for Green Peace’s new 58m (190ft) flagship. Read more, see more >

February 15, 2010

Industry News

Princess gains ISO 14001...

It’s the first major European boatbuilder to gain this stringent international environmental-management standard. Read more, see more >

February 15, 2010

Industry News

Heesen opens Med 'trade' office...

The location is Viareggio, Italy, and it will be managed by the yard’s sales and marketing director Fabio Ermetto. Photos: Emilio Bianchi and Paolo Ghilardi.  Read more, see more >

February 14, 2010

Industry News

Shore things?

Monaco Marine is now inviting its superyacht clients to ‘carbon offset’ their shore power connections. Read more, see more >

February 14, 2010

Industry News

Update: Vripack’s SmartKit...

One of the first projects to benefit from this new design-and-build package is the new Gamma 20 motoryacht. Read more, see more >

February 10, 2010

Industry News

Vitters acquires Green Marine...

The Dutch super-sailer specialist has acquired all shares in the British composite moulding and race-boat builder Green Marine. Read more, see more >

February 07, 2010

Industry News

Gurit opens up SPRINT...

The Swiss composite technology giant, which now owns marine materials and engineering specialists SP and High Modulus, has granted a SPRINT technology and product license to Hexcel.  Read more, see more >

February 06, 2010

Industry News

Two more Scott Bader products get RINA approvals...

They are bulk grades within the Crystic Crestomer high performance structural adhesive range. Read more, see more >

February 02, 2010

Industry News

Oassive 37m...

This 36.6m (120ft) steel/aluminium twin-screw displacement trideck motoryacht is being built by Spain’s Astilleros Mcies (Oassive Custom Yachts).  Read more, see more >

February 01, 2010

Industry News

Southern Wind’s biggest launch to date...

She is 'Thalima', the Cape Town-based yard’s first SW110RS. She was craned into the water in late January. Read more, see more >

February 01, 2010

Industry News

New order for Heesen Yachts...

The Dutch builder just signed a contract for a 47m displacement motoryacht, YN15747. The client is the yard's founder and present chairman, who sold his stake of the company just prior to the financial crisis. Read more, see more >

February 01, 2010

Industry News

'Rainbow' keel laid...

A ceremony took place on January 22 at Freddie Bloemsma’s Makkum, Holland yard, which is fabricating this J-Class recreation’s aluminium hull and deck. Once the fabrication work is done, she will be barged across the Ijsselmeer to be fitted out at HJB. She delivers for late 2011/early 2012. Read more, see more >

January 31, 2010

Industry News

Asia-Pacific superyacht association to form...

Some 25 industry professionals met at PIMEX 2010 in early January and agreed there was a need, over and above various national bodies operating in the region – notably those in Australia, Singapore and Indonesia. Read more, see more >

January 29, 2010

Industry News

Danish Yachts’ ‘Project 116’ on track...

This ultra-light and eco-sensitive 38m (124ft) Espen Øino-designed sports-yacht will be good for 51 knots when she launches on time this summer. Read more, see more >

January 28, 2010

Industry News

All-steel Zepter 50m hull and superstructure launches in Croatia...

She was fabricated at the Kraljevica Shipyard. The striking exterior and naval architecture are by Srdan Dakovic. Read more, see more >

January 27, 2010

Industry News

New 40m cutter contract for Perini Navi...

The 210-tonnes ‘C2180’ was signed at the back end of December, the third new-build to sign during ’09. Read more, see more >

January 22, 2010

Industry News

Oyster and Dahm International partnership...

The Germany-based new-boat sales and brokerage operation will assist the British company to market across Central Europe the new Oyster 100 and 125 super-sail models and promote Oyster's SYS refit facility. Read more, see more >

January 20, 2010

Industry News

Alternative layout for Riviera’s 5800 Sport Yacht...

The Australian builder recently delivered one of these popular models with a lower galley, which makes for a much bigger entertain area on the main deck. Read more, see more >

January 15, 2010

Industry News

New Zealand Yachts’ refit reprieve...

Despite having been placed in receivership in Novemeber 1, following loan defaults to Caterpillar Financial New Zealand, New Zealand Yachts is still very much in business. Read more, see more >

January 13, 2010

Industry News

Filippetti Navetta 26...

The Italian company has unveiled details of its new model, designed by Ancoan-based Pietro Mingarelli with what is claimed to be ‘eco-chic’.  Read more, see more >

January 10, 2010

Industry News

Mercy mission...

Alliaura Marine Privilege 745 bound for Haiti. Read more, see more >

January 09, 2010

Industry News

Fairline 58 Gran Turismo...

She’s a spacious three cabin, three en-suite express cruiser with an optional fourth-crew cabin and en-suite. What makes her particularly interesting is the master cabin, which is up forward. Read more, see more >

January 09, 2010

Industry News

Discovery 50 Cat...

She’s a Bill Dixon design with a Ken Freivokh interior. Read more, see more >

January 06, 2010

Industry News

RPN112 well progressed at Baltic Yachts...

The Nauta Yachts-designed 34m (112ft) lift-keel performance sloop delivers for summer ‘10. Read more, see more >

January 04, 2010

Industry News

Groupe Bénéteau sells Rigiflex operation...

The builder of rotomoulded tenders, dinghies, river boats and utility craft was acquired by a new group headed by former Jeanneau general manager Didier Greggory, Michel Bolo, and Jean Paul Boisson. Read more, see more >

January 01, 2010

Industry News

Williams’ 1,000th 325 Turbojet...

The British RIB tender specialist has gone from strength to strength since it launched the first of them at Southampton ’05. The 325 was its first-ever model. Read more, see more >

December 17, 2009

Industry News

Alloy Yachts’ AY39 launches...

With an LOA of 58.4m (192ft), the latest Kokomo’s the largest yacht thus far to have launched in New Zealand.  Read more, see more >

December 08, 2009

Industry News

Bestevaer line extended with 45-footer...

Like all other plumb-bow Bestevaers, she was designed by Dykstra & Partners and will be built by K&M Yachtbuilders in Makkum, The Netherlands. Read more, see more >

December 08, 2009

Industry News

Button pressed for the first five Multi One Design 70s...

These ocean racing trimarans will be built at Multiplast in France.  Read more, see more >

December 07, 2009

Industry News

Ultra-cool, ultra-fast Sacs...

The Italian designer Christian Grande has helped develop the Powershore Abarth SP, an aggressive version of the Italian RIB builder’s Strider 12S that’s had the performance treatment from the famous Italian tuning specialist. Read more, see more >

December 07, 2009

Industry News

Yachting Developments launches YD67 ‘Bliss’...

This 37m composite deck-saloon sloop splashed recently into Viaduct Basin, Auckland, New Zealand. She is the Hobsonville-based yard’s longest project to date; Bristolian, which launched in May '08, was a foot shorter. Read more, see more >

December 04, 2009

Industry News

Oceanco’s 'Y707' arrives in Alblasserdam...

Fit-out of this 87.47m will take until early 2011. She is one of four 85m-plus superyachts that this operation presently has at various stages of construction. Read more, see more >

December 03, 2009

Industry News

Mulder launches 92 Flybridge...

She went into the water in early November and handover to her Egyptian owner is imminent.  Read more, see more >

December 02, 2009

Industry News

First Nordhavn 120 sold...

Work will begin on the tooling in January. The delivery date for ‘Aurora’ is April 2012. Read more, see more >

December 02, 2009

Industry News

New Benetti Class Delfino...

Laminated by contract moulding specialists, the composite hull of this new 27m (90ft) semi-custom model arrived recently for fit-out at one of Azimut-Benetti’s Viareggio facilities. She will be ready to launch in summer of 2010. Read more, see more >

November 30, 2009

Industry News

The Picchiotti-Vitruvius 55m arrives for fit-out...

She was successfully delivered on her own bottom from the Perini Navi Group shipyard Yildiz in Istanbul, Turkey, where she was fabricated and had her machinery installed, to the group’s Beconcini Shipyard in La Spezia, Italy. Read more, see more >

November 22, 2009

Industry News

De Vries refitting 'Serena'...

It was a beautiful summer’s day on July 15, ‘64 when this 22.50m (73ft 10in) steel motoryacht, one of the legendary Caravelle series, first slipped into the water at the De Vries yard in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. But next July will see a re-launch ceremony conducted by the same builder following a major refit. Read more, see more >

November 16, 2009

Industry News

Perini Navi Group launches ‘Panthalassa’...

Co-designed by the operation’s in-house naval architects and Ron Holland's studio, this aluminium ketch is the 47th unit in the Perini Navi fleet and No8 of the 56m series; but note her streamlined superstructure is completely new.  Read more, see more >

November 13, 2009

Industry News

A half dozen Oysters (almost)...

The hull of first Oyster 100 came out of the mould in mid-September, following post-curing in the purpose-built 40m-long oven at contract builder RMK Marine in Tuzla, Turkey. Read more, see more >

November 12, 2009

Industry News

The 2009 Dykstra Cup...

Five plumb-bow sailing yachts designed by Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects raced against each other for the line honors on October 17 on the Holland’s Ijsselmeer. The conditions for the inaugural Dykstra Cup were great − a sunny autumn day with a consistent breeze of 20 knots or so.  Read more, see more >

November 09, 2009

Industry News

Sanlorenzo’s new SL100...

Built at the Italian yard’s main headquarters facility in Ameglia, the first SL100 premiered at the 2009 Festival International de la Plaisance de Cannes in mid-September. Read more, see more >

November 07, 2009

Industry News

Van Dam Nordia winning with refits...

With a slipway of 150 tons, this revered Dutch yard can accommodate yachts up to 36m (118ft) in length. Read more, see more >

November 03, 2009

Industry News

Construction begins on new J-Class Rainbow...

Dutch yard F Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw of Makkum has started work on the hull of the J-Class 'Rainbow'. Once the hull is finished, she will be transported south by barge across the Ijsselmeer for fit-out at HJB (Holland Jachtbouw) in Zaandam. Delivery is scheduled for early 2011. Read more, see more >

October 28, 2009

Industry News

CRN launches ‘Eviva’...

This Studio Zuccon International Project-styled composite motoryacht is the fifth of the Ferretti Group yard’s composite ‘CRN 43' series, but the first to include a helipad thanks to a graft to her sundeck, clearly visible here to the right of the crane, which will swing out of the way for a touch-and-go once the rails have been removed. Read more, see more >

October 28, 2009

Industry News

Mulder 77 Wheelhouse contract...

Designed by Guido de Groot, this round-bilged steel/aluminium vessel is scheduled to deliver to her Dutch commissioning owner for summer ‘10. Read more, see more >

October 26, 2009

Industry News

Morris Yachts wins US Coast Guard Academy training yacht contract...

It will build four of the Dave Pedrick-drawn Leadership 44s. Read more, see more >

October 15, 2009

Industry News

Latest Feadship 65m...

The Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw (Royal De Vries) in Holland recently launched Hull No680 in the presence of hundreds of invited guests and yard employees. Read more, see more >

October 11, 2009

Industry News

Another 68 Convertible delivered by Mulder...

This one went to Spain. Read more, see more >

October 11, 2009

Industry News

Drettmann’s Premier 135 ‘Bikini Queen 2’...

The Horizon-built trideck was shown for the first time at the Cannes ’09 show in the second week of September and then sunsequently at Monaco and Genoa. Read more, see more >

October 10, 2009

Industry News

Ferretti Group’s ‘Easea Trial 2009’ dates...

Over October 21-25, 09 the Ferretti Group will be organizing multi-brand trials from its Riva facility in La Spezia. Read more, see more >

September 30, 2009

Industry News

Otam’s new Millennium 65 HT...

Italian yard OTAM has just launched its second new model of the year, the Millennium 65 HT, which will be on display for the first time at Genoa ‘09. The new the first Millennium 58 Open was presented at Cannes ’09 almost a month earlier. Read more, see more >

September 27, 2009

Industry News

YachtPlus & 'Ocean Emerald'...

She's the first of the fractional-ownership operation's Lord Foster-styled superyachts and she was on show at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show... Read more, see more >

September 20, 2009

Industry News

Dick Mulder celebrates...

It’s been 25 years since he took the helm of the family yard in Voorschoten, which was established back in 1938 by his father Dirk Mulder Snr. It's certainly been a successful quarter-century tenure thus far... Read more, see more >

September 19, 2009

Industry News

Itama’s all-new ‘Sixty’...

Designed by Marco Casali and the Ferretti Group’s formidable AYT division, which took their steer from the Pershing management team that’s still responsible for Itama, this 19m rooster-tail flier is good for 48 knots thanks to new ZF Searex surface drives. Read more, see more >

September 19, 2009

Industry News

Quite a splash for CRN’s 'Clarena II'…

The Ancona yard's biggest-ever project by quite a margin, Hull No124 slipped into the water this evening. Read more, see more >

September 19, 2009

Industry News

Triple IPS option for Riviera’s 51 Series II models...

Beyond the standard shaft-drive package, the option is available for both Open Enclosed Flybridge versions. Read more, see more >

September 09, 2009

Industry News

Riva's new 86 Domino...

Having launched from Riva's big-boat facility in La Spezia in July, Riva 86 Domino 'Hull No1' was shown for the first time in the second week of September at Cannes '09. Read more, see more >

September 08, 2009

Industry News

Heesen Yachts delivers YN14844 ‘My Petra’ to Maltese owners...

This 44m (144ft) dark-blue-hulled motoryacht was on show at Cannes 2009, AKA the Festival International de la Plaisance de Cannes 2009, which runs until September 14. Read more, see more >

September 04, 2009

Industry News

The world’s coolest B2B yachting magazine... Just CLICK the front cover on the right to read now...

It’s an amazing page-turning read – 134 pages, complete with 100-plus slideshows and 40-plus movie clips. All you have to do is click on the front cover of Issue No1, which you can see on the righthand side.  Read more, see more >

September 01, 2009

Industry News

Exclusive Marine’s first creation...

The Exclusive 76 was launched at the end of August for her first public presentation at Cannes '09. She is builder’s first launch. Read more, see more >

August 26, 2009

Industry News

Van Dam Nordia delivers PC70 No2...

The Dutch yard has certainly done well with this semi-custom ‘performance cruiser’ platform.  Read more, see more >

August 19, 2009

Industry News

Amels delivers the 5th Limited Editions 171...

The 52.30m (172ft) motoryacht was styled externally by Tim Heywood and sports an interior developed by Laura Sessa Romboli working in association with Nuvolari Lenard. Photo: Arthur Lavooij. Read more, see more >

August 19, 2009

Industry News

Marine Results opens South of France satellite...

The British spar-and-rigging-service specialist of Hamble, Hampshire, has opened a base at La Ciotat, which occupies a prime South of France spot to the east of Marseilles.  Read more, see more >

August 10, 2009

Industry News

Baglietto’s 'Ancòra'...

She’s the sixth launch from the Italian motoryacht builder this year. She was constructed at its La Spezia facility. Read more, see more >

August 02, 2009

Industry News

Maxi blaster ‘Banque Populaire V’ takes North Atlantic crossing record today...

Captained by Pascal Bidegorry, multihull left New York on July 30, ‘09 at 22.47.42 and arrived at The Lizards (main photo) on August 2 at 14.13.13, which translates to three days, 15 hours, 25 minutes and 48 seconds. Read more, see more >

August 02, 2009

Industry News

The recently launched Sanlorenzo 108 ‘Keep Cool’...

Topping off the 19-33m SL Series of planing-hull motoryachts that also includes the SL62, SL72, SL82 and the all-new SL100, she’s the latest of the builder’s flagship SL model to deliver from its Ameglia site. Read more, see more >

August 01, 2009

Industry News

Dutch builder Icon Yachts sea-trials ‘Hull No1’...

The 62m motoryacht will be shown publicly for the first time at the ’09 Monaco Yacht Show. Photos: Dick Manshande. Read more, see more >

July 28, 2009

Industry News

Scorpion RIBS' new 6.5m Sport...

She’s the new baby of the British company’s high-end range that presently runs up to 10m (33ft) and aimed principally at the big-yacht tender market. Read more, see more >

July 28, 2009

Industry News

Oceanfast launches ‘for sale’ 48m...

The Western Australian yard is offering the all-aluminium yacht, which will be complete in July, for around €17 million. Read more, see more >

July 27, 2009

Industry News

Perini Navi’s C2126 arrives in Viareggio...

The Ron Holland-drawn yacht's aluminium hull and superstructure were constructed at the Italian superyacht builder’s Turkish subsidiary Yildiz in Tuzla, near Istanbul, which does all its fabrication work. Read more, see more >

July 24, 2009

Industry News

Regatta success for Perini Navi’s 'P2'...

The first of the Italian builder’s new high-performance series was the overall winner of the ‘09 Newport Bucket. Read more, see more >

July 23, 2009

Industry News

Ferretti Group debt restructuring is finally complete...

Plus new CEO and board of directors appointed. Read more, see more >

July 23, 2009

Industry News

Kingship’s first Columbus 90...

The first of these steel/aluminium motoryachts rolled out recently at the Chinese yard and there's plenty more work in progress. Read more, see more >

July 20, 2009

Industry News

ISA invests in refit and service infrastructure...

Its ability to get yachts in and out of the water just got a major boost. Read more, see more >

July 17, 2009

Industry News

Moonen’s ‘Pheobe’...

She’s the Dutch builder’s first semi-displacement 99 Alu. Having recently completed her sea-trials, she was handed over in mid-July.  Read more, see more >

July 15, 2009

Industry News

RMK Marine launches 'Nazenin V'...

Built for highly experienced yachtsman and yard owner Rahmi M Koç, one of Turkey’s wealthiest industrialists and whose initials provided the Tuzla, near Istanbul-based yard with its name, this aluminium Sparkman & Stephens-designed 52m flybridge ketch is currently undergoing her sea-trials. Read more, see more >

July 15, 2009

Industry News

Admiral-Mariotti Yachts' 54 No2 on track...

The J-V between CNL Group (Admiral Yachts) and the T Mariotti Shipyard in Genoa, AMY is well progressed with its second Luca Dini-designed 54m (177ft) Admiral 54 ‒ the sister to 'Sea Force One' which launched to much acclaim last year. Read more, see more >

July 14, 2009

Industry News

UK yard Pendennis launches the 30m 'Nostromo'...

Having started to cut metal in December ’07, this Dubois-designed all-aluminium sloop took the Falmouth, Cornwall, just 18 months to build.  Read more, see more >

July 14, 2009

Industry News

Two new Princess 78s...

The British composite motoryacht builder will unveil hardtop and flybridge versions of the same hull at SIBS ‘09. Read more, see more >

July 13, 2009

Industry News

France's Multiplast launches ‘Ourson Rapide’...

Said to have take inspiration from three Vendee Globe boats that the Vannes, South Brittany-based builder was working on at the time of the commission from owner Paolo Roasenda, this Finot-Conq-designed 18.3m (60ft) is intended for fast long-distance cruising.  Read more, see more >

July 10, 2009

Industry News

Proteksan delivers NB50 ‘Sequel P’...

The third yacht to deliver from the yard during the past 12 months, she went into the water at the beginning of May and just recently handed over to her English owner... Read more, see more >

July 10, 2009

Industry News

Design preview of Sanlorenzo’s latest planing flybridge model...

Built at the Italian yard’s main headquarters facility in Ameglia, the first SL100 is scheduled to premiere at the 2009 Festival International de la Plaisance de Cannes in mid-September. Read more, see more >

July 09, 2009

Industry News

All-carbon 20m sports-fisher...

Bristol, Rhode Island-based Goetz Custom Technologies is working on an prepreg carbon model that will be pushed along by triple Volvo Penta IPS3s, the biggest versions of the steerable pod drives to date; indeed the IPS1200s are presently at the pre-production phase. Read more, see more >

July 08, 2009

Industry News

Big plans and a new CEO for the family-run yard responsible for the Leopards...

The Italian motoryacht builder Cantieri Navale Arno is busy restructuring since its longstanding exclusive sales and marketing relationship with the Rodriguez Group came to an end as a result of the latter’s recent financial difficulties.  Read more, see more >

July 08, 2009

Industry News

Codecasa launches the triple-engined 34-knot 41m 'Flying Dagger'...

Yard No C119 is the second of the Viareggio, Italy-based yard’s all-aluminium '41S Open' series, which was drawn by Andrea Bacigalupo. She was built for a repeat client, whose previous boat was a ’04-delivered 35m (115ft) Codecasa of the same name. Read more, see more >

July 07, 2009

Industry News

Feadship's BN802...

The 78m (256ft) recently entered the same dry-dock at Royal Van Lent’s Kaag Island facility that was vacated a couple months ago by the 65m (214ft) ‘Trident’. Read more, see more >

July 04, 2009

Industry News

The latest Jaguar 80...

This new 24.4m (82ft) hardtop motoryacht recently launched from Italian Yachts. The model is a development of the 76.  Read more, see more >

July 04, 2009

Industry News

Another '09-launch Wally 100...

The latest 30.5m (100ft) 'Y3K' is a refinement of her owner’s previous same-length, same-name flush-deck terrace-on-the-sea Wally. She was built at the WallyEurope yard in Fano, Italy, and craned into the water at the beginning of July at the ISA Shipyard in Ancona. Read more, see more >

July 03, 2009

Industry News

Tamsen launches the 41m composite motoryacht 'taTii'...

The metallic-oyster charter beauty was launched for the Hamburg, Germany-based company from its building yard in Antalya, Turkey. Read more, see more >

July 02, 2009

Industry News

CNB 86 launches in Bordeaux...

This new Philippe Briand-designed aluminium sloop is the latest to join the Groupe Bénéteau-division’s deck-saloon family. She's the French yard's second launch of the year. Photos: Nicolas Claris. Read more, see more >

July 01, 2009

Industry News

Double bill at Sanlorenzo...

The Italian motoryacht builder recently organised a joint-launch party for a father and daughter. Dad took delivery of an SD122 and at the same time presented his ‘little girl’ with an SD92. Read more, see more >

June 30, 2009

Industry News

Numarine’s first 78HT takes to the water...

Check out these pictures of the Turkish builder's latest 24m (78ft) hardtop motoryacht. Beyond the hard to ignore metallic purple paint job, she's got some unique styling details. For instance, have you ever seen the way the deck moulding opens up at the rail to form an eye-shape like this? It mimics the picture-window shape behind and so allows much better views from the main saloon, not to mention serves as a handrail. In profile it looks a bit like an opera mask. This is a first as far as we're concerned. But if you know different, let us know! Read more, see more >

June 29, 2009

Industry News

A first glimpse of the Amels 199, the latest in the Dutch yard’s Limited Editions series...

Her bold exterior is the work of Tim Heywood and a flexible interior scheme has been worked up by Nuvolari & Lenard that should fit most requirements... But to get more we’ll have to wait for the official concept unveiling which will be during the Monaco Yacht Show in late September. Read more, see more >

June 26, 2009

Industry News

Jongert rescued...

The troubled Dutch yacht yard, which went into receivership in mid-May, has been acquired by a consortium fronted by VeKa Group BV, a company whose ship industry interests include three sites in Holland that build commercial vessels for inland waterways and coastal work. Read more, see more >

June 26, 2009

Industry News

Palmer Johnson delivers two 46m ali/composite sisters back to back...

They are PJ150 No5 'Blue Ice' and No6 'Oneness'. Both will be sailing in the Mediterranean this summer. Read more, see more >

June 25, 2009

Industry News

New Da Vinci 30 to premiere at Seaport 2009...

The model will join the Dutch operation’s Vripack-drawn motorcruiser portfolio between the 29 and 29 Tender and the 32 and 34. Read more, see more >

June 25, 2009

Industry News

African Cats introduces sailing version of its Catalite RIB tender...

It’s certain to prove popular, particularly among the liveaboard and bluewater-cruising communities. The ability to sail to and from shore, or simply for recreation around an anchorage, is a great asset. Read more, see more >

June 23, 2009

Industry News

Burger launches the wonderfully nostalgic fantail-motoryacht 'Sycara IV'...

Classically styled with the aim of recapturing the opulence, charm and grace of the 1920s, but thoroughly modern in every other respect, this custom 46m (151ft) family yacht was drawn by Bruce King and sports an interior developed by Ken Freivokh and the yard’s in-house team. The owners are Ray and Elsie Catena. Read more, see more >

June 23, 2009

Industry News

Baglietto's 'Apache II' splashes...

The Italian custom motoryacht builder recently launched this all-aluminium 44m from its Varazze yard. Thanks to a total diesel push of 7,000hp, she is good for a maximum speed of 28 knots. Read more, see more >

June 20, 2009

Industry News

Fitzroy Yachts hands over Barry Houghton's 'Salperton IV'...

She is the New Zealand yachtbuilder’s second project for the Englishman. At 45m, she is just 1m longer than the previous boat the yard built for him, the '08 launch Salperton III, and she will be quicker. Big-yacht regatta ambitions have driven this project from the start. Read more, see more >

June 17, 2009

Industry News

Turkish yard Cyrus Yachts launches 'Cipitouba II'...

She is the fourth of the Cyrus 33/34 motoryacht model to deliver. Photos: Ahmet Gül.  Read more, see more >

June 17, 2009

Industry News

Rogers 82 Aegir halfway at Goetz...

In the USA Goetz Custom Technologies of Bristol, Rhode Island, is well progressed with the high-performance 25m (82ft) flush-deck sloop it is building. This Simon Rogers-drawn beauty is on track for a spring 2010 launch. Read more, see more >

June 16, 2009

Industry News

Jackie Setton’s latest day-boat launches from French yard Multiplast...

The 18m (60ft) high-performance sloop Ciao Gianni, named in homage to the late great Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, is intended for single-handed day-sailing. She succeeds Setton’s other famous day-sailor, the 16.8m (55ft) Tomtit, which was a tribute to France’s most famous sailing adventurer Eric Tabarly. Check out the reversed stem and the picture of her sailing! Read more, see more >

June 16, 2009

Industry News

Mondomarine’s 'Alexander Two' splashes...

This semi-displacement 41m (135ft) is Mondomarine’s second launch of the year and its 56th thus far. She is seen here mid-June, just prior to hitting the water; Diego Deprati, boss of the Savona, Italy yard, delivered the appropriate words before she was lowered into the water. Read more, see more >

June 16, 2009

Industry News

All-aluminium Admiral 42 goes in to the water in Lavagna...

A development of the 40m (131ft) Aqva, which launched from Italian builder Admiral last year, and a 44m (144ft) project still under construction, this 41.4m (136ft) planing motoryacht is pushed along by twin 3,650hp MTUs up to a maximum speed of 30.5 knots and sports a Luca Dini interior.  Read more, see more >

June 14, 2009

Industry News

Sunreef Yachts establishes custom division...

Offering aluminium and composite new-build and refit capabilities for yachts from 18-60m (60-200ft) plus, both sail and power, its new CYS International operation will draw on the considerable resource of Poland’s Gdansk Shipyard, which includes a floating crane with a capacity of up to 300 tons, plenty of covered halls, and professional pool of designers, specialist technicians and craftsmen. Read more, see more >

June 12, 2009

Industry News

Princess Yachts International prepares the way for bigger 100ft-plus models...

The UK’s second-largest yachtbuilder has signed a 125-year lease on an additional 15-acre (six hectare) waterfront site at South Yard, Plymouth, that will significantly expand its capabilities. The site, part of the city’s famous Devonport Naval Base, will initially work on Princess 105s and 130s. Read more, see more >

May 28, 2009

Industry News

Benetti’s fourth 'Amnesia' is a worthy successor...

A profile simulation and an interior rendering have recently been released for the 65m (213ft), which sports a near-plumb bow and some of the crispest curves and overhangs, all courtesy of UK studio Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD), which is reponsible for both her exterior and the interior. Read more, see more >

May 28, 2009

Industry News

Tweaks for ultra-fast hydrofoil cat...

Following successful sea-trials during April and May, during which her foil concept was validated and huge amounts of test data was accumulated, the 9.8m (32ft) hydrofoil cat Syz & Co is undergoing modifications that will hopefully bag her various speed records on Lake Geneva by late summer/early autumn. Photo: Loris Von Siebenthal. Read more, see more >

May 27, 2009

Industry News

Royal Van Lent launches 'for sale' Trident... Asking price €97 million!

This brand new 65.22m (214ft) Feadship is 99 per cent complete. She features a Donald Starkey-drawn exterior and interior and is 'available now', as the commissioning owner has decided to offer her for sale prior to handover owing to the financial situation. Read more, see more >

May 27, 2009

Industry News

Mulder Shipyard close to delivering Eleonore...

The Theo Werner-designed classic motoryacht is intended to family cruise in the shoal waters off the North Holland and Northwest German coasts. Read more, see more >

May 27, 2009

Industry News

New name for London stylists...

The Bannenberg superyacht design studio has changed its name to Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Read more, see more >

May 26, 2009

Industry News

Diano’s 31m crowbridge...

The InRizzardi Group company is close to completing its largest-ever wooden vessel, a 31.2m (102ft) flybridge motoryacht. Read more, see more >

May 25, 2009

Industry News

Mondomarine’s 'Toy-A' was designed inside and out by Giorgio Vafiadis...

This all-aluminium semi-displacement 49.2m (161ft) is the Italian yard’s first launch of ’09 and its 55th to date. She was lowered into the water in late May. Read more, see more >

May 24, 2009

Industry News

Baglietto's third displacement 53m 'Baraka'...

Cantieri Navali Baglietto recently launched Baraka (Yard No10206) from its La Spezia yard. Resplendent with her Awlgrip paint job – Flag Blue hull and Snow white superstructure – this 53m (174ft) steel/alluminium displacement motoryacht is the third of this size; the first being 'Blue Scorpion'. Read more, see more >

May 20, 2009

Industry News

The CRN 'YN126' launch party reels in a local crowds...

The early evening ceremony for the 60m Blue Eyes was open to everyone in the city. In all over 1,000 people watched as she slid gently into the water to the stirring notes of Pucini’s Turandot. The event was hosted by Ferretti Group president Norberto Ferretti and his CRN CEO Lamberto Tacoli. Read more, see more >

May 19, 2009

Industry News

Night manoeuvres, Viareggio-style...

The world’s busiest yacht building town on the west coast of Italy is used to seeing big boats just about everywhere, but the rest of us still find fascination in what for the locals is commonplace - almost everyday, every night traffic. Read more, see more >

May 19, 2009

Industry News

Vitruvius No1 moves to fit-out...

The transfer of Perini Navi’s first Picchiotti-Vitruvius 50m (164ft) has been made from the main square of Cantieri Navali Beconcini to one of the La Spezia yard’s three sheds. The transfer was made by its new 820-tonne travel-hoist. Read more, see more >

May 18, 2009

Industry News

Dutch yard Oceanco delivers 'Vibrant Curiosity' and there's quite a few more like her in progress...

Previously known by her yard number Y704, 'Vibrant Curiosity' is an 85.5m (280ft) full-displacement superyacht with a flared bow and a 14.20m (47ft) beam.. In terms of GT, she's the largest yacht to have ever launched from Holland. Read more, see more >

May 16, 2009

Industry News

Polish builder Sunreef unveils more of its ‘One Fifty’ concept...

This amazing 46m (151ft) super-sail project, which would become the world’s largest sailing catamaran should a client be found, really pushes the boundaries on many different levels. Read more, see more >

May 15, 2009

Industry News

CNB launches glass-topped Brenta 30m...

Following her two-and-a-half-year build programme, the 30m (100ft) 'Chrisco' was launched in early May in France at CNB, Groupe Beneteau’s big-boat division in Bordeaux. Photo Credits: CNB/Nicolas Claris Read more, see more >

May 11, 2009

Industry News

Recent Sanlorenzo launches...

The Italian builder launched the third of its 40m Alloy models from its Viareggio facility and a SL108 from its HQ facility in Ameglia, near La Spezia. Read more, see more >

May 06, 2009

Industry News

Shore power at Pendennis...

The mighty 56m schooner 'Adix' was recently in the slings of the Cornish yard’s 400-ton travel hoist. Read more, see more >

April 30, 2009

Industry News

JFA launches 27.5m motorsailer...

This yacht was drawn by Joubert-Nivelt-Goeffers includes a Rhoades Young interior. She will soon be rigged with her carbon main and mizzen masts Read more, see more >

April 30, 2009

Industry News

Long trip to Pendennis...

Nostromo’s mast has a challenging journey on the winding roads to Falmouth, Cornwall. The Complete Freight transporter had to cover the last half mile in reverse! Read more, see more >

April 29, 2009

Industry News

More big Wallys...

The Wally 130 'The Dream' and Wally 101 'Indio' were launched in Fano and Ancona, Italy, within two weeks of one another... And a third, the Wally 100.3 'Y3K' joins them in about a month. Read more, see more >

April 29, 2009

Industry News

Perini Navi launches its 46th sailing superyacht...

The 56m aluminium ketch 'Riela' was designed by Ron Holland in association with the operation’s in-house team and sports a Remi Tessier interior. Read more, see more >

April 28, 2009

Industry News

Baltic Yachts’ new big-boat hall...

This waterside facility will be used to fit out the operation’s largest new-build to date, the 67m 'Project Panamax' ketch, plus it will give the company refit and service capabilities... Read more, see more >

April 27, 2009

Industry News

Moonen’s largest-ever launch; and she's available... Plus a new majority shareholder...

The Rene van der Velden-styled 38m (125ft) Moonen 124 superyacht was craned into the River Lek on April 25 from the operation’s big-boat ‘Groot-Ammers’ facility, which opened early in ‘08... Turkish company Merit now owns 80 per cent of the builder of 'pocket superyachts' from 20-45m. Read more, see more >

April 22, 2009

Industry News

Riviera's new 5800 Sport Yacht has an infused hull...

This new three-or-four-cabin model features a triple Volvo Penta IPS installation and will debut at the 2009 Santuary Cove International Boat Show at the end of May. Read more, see more >

April 22, 2009

Industry News

Fabrication progress on second Picchiotti-Vitruvius...

Turkish yard Yildiz recently turned another two bow sections of this 55m (180ft) explorer-style motoryacht. Read more, see more >

April 20, 2009

Industry News

Hydro Tec-designed and engineered Naumachos 105...

Italian yard Cantieri Navali di Pesaro’s new flagship Naumachos 105 was designed and engineered by Sergio Cutolo's Hydro Tec studio in Varazze. Read more, see more >