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Canados shipyard under new ownership

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

​The Rome based shipyard Canados has been sold on 23rd December 2015 to Mr. Michel Karsenti. The shipyard was founded in 1946 and has successfully delivered over 700 yachts in sizes up to 36 metres... Read More

Architect Giuseppe de Jorio passes away

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

​Last week the Italian Architect Giuseppe de Jorio sadly passed away. Mr. de Jorio has been designing vessels since the early 1960s, and is the owner of De Jorio Design which since its establishment has worked on countless prestigious projects over the years, including the 46.7 metre Mohamedia. Read More

Blohm+Voss appoint new Director of Sales

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

​Blohm+Voss has today announced the appointment of a new Director of Sales, Mega Yachts. Mr. Joris Neven took the role on 1st February, and comes with over 20 years experience in the industry at several prestigious brands, including Damen Shipyards and Piriou. Read More

Insight: A growing market for fast aluminium yachts?

Friday, 5 February 2016

SuperYacht iQ, the new market intelligence division of SuperYacht Company, analysed the market for aluminium motor yachts over 30 metres recently, following the surge of companies announcing new aluminium vessels over the past few months. Read More

HISWA Holland Yachting Group appoint new Chairman

Friday, 29 January 2016

​Sales and Marketing Director at Feadship, Bas Nederpelt, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the board of HISWA Holland Yachting Group. The association focuses on the promotion of the Dutch superyacht industry. Read More

Numarine appoints new international dealerships

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Turkish shipyard Numarine has today announced the appointment of several new dealerships across the globe, including the Mediterranean, Turkey, North and South America, Russia and the Asia-Pacific area. Read More

Insight: exploring the growth of custom tenders

Thursday, 28 January 2016

​Ellie Brade explores whether or not custom tenders becoming the norm. One of the most visible pieces of equipment carried by a yacht is its tender. It is therefore no surprise that many owners are eschewing production tender models and opting for more custom designs to complement their yacht. Read More

Claasen Shipyards acquired by Vitters and Claasen management

Monday, 25 January 2016

Vitters has today announced they have joined forces with fellow Dutch company Claasen Shipyards. Both yards will retain their brand identities whilst at a management level, Claasen and Vitters will make and assess decisions collaboratively. Read More.

Nautor's Swan celebrate 50 years & appoint new Commercial Director

Friday, 22 January 2016

​Finnish shipyard Nautor’s Swan will celebrate a landmark anniversary later this year, marking 50 years since its establishment. Leonardo Ferragamo, Group Executive Chairman of the company, states: “This anniversary is the perfect moment to look at our future taking inspiration from our glorious heritage and its core values, that are still fundamental to our company and our way of doing business.” Read More

The SuperYacht Times issue six explores unchartered territory

Friday, 22 January 2016

The sixth edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper was published earlier this week, and features an unparalleled look into some of the industries most unexplored and exciting regions, specifically Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. in addition to Latin America. Read More

Super Yachts London joins IYC

Thursday, 21 January 2016

​IYC has today announced that Super Yachts London has joined the company. The brand’s founder, Jimmy Broddesson, has been appointed Managing Partner at IYC, and will be responsible for yacht brokerage and business development, focusing on new yacht design and new yacht construction and collaborating with several prestigious European shipyards. Read More

Princess Yachts appoints new executive chairman

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

​British shipyard Princess Yachts has announced the appointment of a new executive chairman of the board at the company. Anthony Sheriff, the former Managing Director of McLaren Automotive, will succeed Philippe Mellier, who will remain on the board.

Limited exclusive discount on SuperYacht Times subscriptions

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

With the latest issue of The SuperYacht Times newspaper published earlier this week, SuperYacht Company are currently offering a limited 25% discount on all annual subscriptions. The publication has gone from strength to strength since its establishment just over a year ago, and will consequently now be offered in a regular, bi-monthly format. Read More

Christensen assigns new Interim President as business continues

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

​Washington-based yacht builder Christensen Shipyards have announced a new Interim President to oversee the initial stages of the company’s revival following a forced closure last year. Jim Gilbert, founding editor-in-chief and former President of ShowBoats International magazine, will work to get the company back on track as production at the yard has continued at full speed. Read More

New issue of The SuperYacht Times now available

Monday, 18 January 2016

​The team at SuperYacht Company are pleased to announced that the latest issue of The SuperYacht Times newspaper has been published and is now available to order online. This marks the sixth exciting edition of the newspaper since its establishment at the end of 2014 and, following the unprecedented success over the past months, kick starts the New Year with the first of a more regular, bi-monthly edition. Read More

Thraki Yacht Painting increases productivity

Monday, 18 January 2016

​Yacht painting company Thraki Yacht Painting GmbH has announced that it has been awarded the ISO 9001: 2008 certificate for quality management and the SCC certificate for safety and health management. Read More

Insight: Mariotti ventures into new, larger territory

Friday, 15 January 2016

Italian shipyard Mariotti has historically focused on commercial vessels, with cruise ships forming the larger part of their business. With almost 90 years in the industry, times are changing for Mariotti, and they are beginning to introduce more and more projects that are decidedly more focused on the luxury yacht side of the business. Read More

Capital increase confirmed for Perini Navi

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

​A 15-million-euro capital increase has been confirmed by Italian super sailing yacht builder Perini Navi. As set out in the company’s 2014 business plan, the funds are destined to reinforce the shipyard’s production facilities which in turn is expected to strengthen the service and and refit department as well as improve commercial relations. Read More

New investments and expansion plans at MB92

Monday, 11 January 2016

​Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) has announced that D-Marin Investments Holding has taken a 70% stake in the business and will consequently undergo several substantial investments with the aim of developing increased international presence. Read More

Insight: Talking Holland with Wim van der Valk

Friday, 8 January 2016

Dutch shipyard Wim van der Valk are amongst the many shipyards in the Netherlands whose name has become synonymous with the famous Dutch-built quality vessels that Holland is constantly and consistently applauded for.

Princess Yachts announces new restructuring programme

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

​British yacht builder Princess Yachts have announced this week their plans to instigate an extensive reformation programme at their Plymouth headquarters. The company reports that these changes would mean a significant loss of up to 350 employees. Read More

DF Marine becomes part of Vistra Group

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Established in 2003, DF Marine is a comprehensive-service provider to the yachting industry, specialising in the fields of yacht registration, yacht sale/purchase-contracts, yacht finance, Maltese leasing structures and EU VAT advisory. Headed by Anthony Galea, the DF Marine team has recently announced they will join the Vistra Group. Read More

Blue Marine Foundation impressive conservation in Atlantic

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

​The U.K. charity Blue Marine Foundation has begun the New Year with the announcement that their campaign for the protection of the Atlantic’s Ascension Island’s waters has been successful after over a year of hard work and dedication. Read More

Frittelli Maritime Group may acquire ISA Yachts

Monday, 4 January 2016

​First reported last summer, the future of ISA Yachts has been uncertain for a while. Despite launching a total of four superyachts in 2014 (Okto, Silver Wind, Forever One and Philmi), the Italian shipyard has failed to sign any new contracts since mid-2014. Read More

Latitude365 software transforming superyacht financial management

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

​Latitude365 is the first accounting software built specifically for Superyacht Captains, Owners and Yacht Management Companies. It connects users onboard and in the office via secure synchronization with an onshore server while allowing to work fully offline. Read More

Baglietto appoints new General Manager

Friday, 18 December 2015

​Italian shipyard Baglietto has announced the appointment of a new General Manager. Mr. Michele Gavino has extensive experience in several high-responsibility position in the field of Operations. From 2013, he was the COO of a leading company operating in the rubber and plastic industry. Read More

LaVie ideal addition to winter refit

Friday, 11 December 2015

​With the winter season upon the industry, Dutch company LaVie Systems is preparing for a busy few months installing their full service entertainment systems on board superyachts undergoing a refit in time for the 2016 summer season. Read More

Product of the week: YachtCloud’s Omniyon

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

​Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015, the latest innovation from the Dutch company YachtCloud, Omniyon, is a universal media system that allows clients to access and easily use their personal movie and music collection anytime, anywhere. Read More

New Account Manager at SuperYacht Company

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

SuperYacht Company is excited to welcome a new addition to our expanding team in Amsterdam. Sofia Murashova has joined the team as our new Account Manager, working closely with Sales & Marketing Manager Eddie Kloosterman. Read More

SYBAss’ consultative status extended at IMO

Thursday, 3 December 2015

The Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) has been granted an extension in their consultative capacity at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). SYBAss will therefore continue its role as representative of the superyacht industry to the IMO following the Organisation’s biennial review of each consultative NGO’s performance. Read More

Interior design draftsman wanted at Michael Leach Design

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

​The international yacht design company Michael Leach Design Ltd, is in search of a new full time experienced interior design draftsman. The company is looking for a presentable and experienced individual to join them at their offices in New Forest in southern England. Read More

Product of the week: Akumendo graphic user interface

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

​Created by the South of France based company Akumendo, the Akumendo graphic user interface is a new generation of smart user interfaces, offering clients the opportunity to take unique control of infotainment systems on board superyachts as well as within home environments. Read More

IMO NOx Tier III compliance delay for sub 500 GT yachts

Monday, 30 November 2015

​The International Maritime Orginisation (IMO), an agency of the United Nations, have announced that the implementation of the new NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) Tier III regulations, which refer to the level of diesel engine emissions in superyachts, will now only come into affect on 1st January 2021 for yachts over 24 metres and under 500GT. Read More

180 metre Caribbean superyacht dry dock in Martinique

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

​International Marine Management have announced the availability of a 180 metre dry dock in Fort de France on the west coast of the Caribbean island of Martinique. Following the acquisition of the facility at the beginning of this year, ENA has spent resources in getting the facility up to standard to be able to cater to superyachts cruising in the region. Read More

Busy winter period ahead for Balk shipyard

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

​Dutch shipyard Balk have reported on a busy period for their refit sector, having just completed the refit of the 46.20 metre Pioneer (ex. Dione Sky). The yacht recently changed hands, and her new owner decided on a new name for the yacht while being refitted at the yard. Pioneer is now getting ready to cross the Atlantic where she will be cruising the winter season in the Caribbean. Read More

Doyle Sails' new Stratis Sail Art

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Here, SuperYacht Times talks to Matt Bridge, Superyacht Sail Coordinator at New Zealand based company Doyle Sails, at the most recent edition of METS. Matt talks us through their latest innovation, Stratis Sail Art, as well as their experience at the show this year, and the importance of their presence as a brand. Read More 

New London office for Dahm International

Friday, 20 November 2015

​Dahm International has announced the opening of a new company office in London. The new office is part of the company’s long term growth strategy, with the brand also revealing an additional customer service available; yacht management. Read More

METS Interview showcasing Revolution Acoustics' SSP6

Friday, 20 November 2015

Here we talk with Bob Katz, CEO of Revolution Acoustics, a Canada based company who work closely with Videoworks. Revolution Acoustics were showcasing their SSP6 Multiducer speakers at the latest METSTRADE show, a unique audio solution that can be simply utilised on board superyachts and more. Read More

Live from METS: Speaking with De Keizer Marine

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Marcel Kwint from De Keizer Marine talks to us about their presence at the METSTRADE 2015, and gives an insight into which areas the company specialises within the superyacht industry. Read More

Live from METS: C-Quip’s range of custom carbon fibre structures

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

New Zealand company C-Quip is well known for their range of custom carbon fibre structures that serve all types of purposes on superyachts around the world. The company is displaying a large range of their existing products here at the METSTRADE 2015 in Amsterdam. We meet with Service & Refit General Manager Daniel Barnard to discuss the company’s profile. Read More

SYBAss appoints new Technical & Environmental Director

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Hans Huisman has been appointed as The Superyacht Builders Association’s (SYBAss) new Technical & Environmental Director. Huisman succeeds Chris van Hooren who will be retiring as per 1 January 2016. Hans Huisman’s background in the navigating and shipbuilding of vessels brings valuable experience to the team, and will now oversee the support given to SYBAss’s memnbers regarding technical and regulatory matters. Read More

Live from METS: Speaking with Lift Emotion

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Lift Emotion is a Dutch company that specialises in the installation of elevators on board superyachts. But, as Director Mike Brandt explains, the company’s profile spans far beyond this application. Read More

Live from METS: Huisman Etech Experts

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

​On the opening day of the METSTRADE 2015, Huisman Etech Experts have signed an agreement with Visedo Marine to deliver all e-drives and inverters for to be installed on Heesen’s new Hybrid project Nova. Read More

Live from METS: interview with DMS Holland

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

SYT met up with Patrick Noor from DMS Holland on the opening day of the METRADE 2015, where the company is displaying their new MagnusMaster stabilising system. The compact and efficient device is based on the Magnus effect and rotates into the hull when not in use, to minimise drag and resistance. Watch Patrick explain more about this innovative device. Read More

Live from METS: Seakeeper’s range of gyro stabalisers

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

​Andrew Semprevivo of Seakeeper speaks about their range of gyroscopic yacht stabilisers and the importance for an American company such as theirs to be present here at the METSTRADE in Amsterdam. Read More

Live from METS: Innovative glass solutions from Glasshape

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The New Zealand based company Glasshape specialises in custom glass solutions on board superyachts, and in their history have been involved in some of the most innovative projects in the industry. Richard Duckworth speaks with us about these projects and the company’s experiences at the METSTRADE. Read More

Product of the week: Beekmans Retractable Awning Side-arm

Monday, 16 November 2015

​Launched in 2010 by the Dutch company Beekmans, the retractable awning side-arm is a seaworthy product that uses gas spring-loaded arms to pull awning fabric tight as it rolls from a central drive tube. Beekmans is renowned in the industry for its state of the art retractable awnings for yachts over 50 metres, as well as smaller vessels. Read More

DMS Holland to unveil new generation stabilisers at METS

Monday, 16 November 2015

​DMS Holland has announced they will reveal the MangusMaster at this year’s METS, which kicks off tomorrow. The system has been developed over the past three years and is described by the company as a new generation fully electric rotor-roll damping system. Read More

Lift Emotion reports busy year ahead of METS

Friday, 13 November 2015

​Ahead of METS, Dutch company Lift Emotion has reported a busy year in 2015, with projects taking place on several large superyachts, including a 100+ metre and 90 metre vessel. The company specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of elevators on board superyachts - including dumbwaiters - as well as in industrial locations and unique spaces. Read More

Latest issue of SuperYacht Times out now

Thursday, 12 November 2015

​The sixth edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper is out now and available for purchase online. Marking the 10th anniversary of SuperYacht Company, this special issue features more compelling interviews than ever before with some of the most important players in the industry in addition to unrivalled accurate statistics, professional superyacht photography and engaging news stories from around the world. Read More

OneOcean Port Vell obtains TPA permit

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

​OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona has announced it has been granted a permit to extend the TPA tax free benefit scheme to yachts while berthed in the marina, making it one of the only European marinas where VAT exemption can be granted. The scheme has traditionally only been applicable to yachts in shipyards. Read More

Akumendo to display top AV & IT solutions at METS 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

​Jean Piere Casanova, CEO of Akumendo, has announced their presence at this year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) to be held from 17-19 November in Amsterdam. Casanova will personally be on at the stand for over the first two days of the event located at the METS SuperYacht Pavillion to evaluate customer’s individual requirements. Read More

Van der Vliet – 40 years at the forefront of Dutch yacht brokerage

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

​The history of Van der Vliet and how the company came to be is a colorful one. It is a tale of perseverance, commitment, passion and one that is built on family bonds. Started by Ad van der Vliet, today the company employs another two family members along with a strong and diversified team steering the ship. Read More

NeKo Yacht Supply announces new association

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

​The Dutch brand NeKo Yacht Supply has announced their new association with Anchor Concierge & Super Yacht Services meaning that they are now able to supply clients situated in Antigua and other Caribbean locations. NeKo Yacht Supply specialise in the worldwide supply of food products, technical equipment and custom services to superyachts around the world. Read More

Yachting with a greater purpose with Sea Mercy

Monday, 9 November 2015

​Sea Mercy, the non-profit U.S. and Fiji based charity dedicated to serving the South Pacific Islands and beyond in regards to natural disaster response, water, health, agriculture, education, and economic development, has extended a special invitation to superyacht owners around the world. Read More

Live from FLIBS: Benetti’s growing success in the Americas

Friday, 6 November 2015

​Benetti announced yesterday that the Americas markets have played a large role in the success that they have experienced in their superyacht division over the past year. Eight yachts out of the 18 sold worldwide in 2015 so far are headed for these regions. Read More

RH Marine Group launched following Imtech Marine acquisition

Friday, 6 November 2015

​Following the recent acquisition by Parcom Capital and Pon Holdings, Imtech Marine will now be known as RH Marine Group, a company built upon Radio Holland and van Rietschoten & Houwens. Radio Holland will keep its name but enjoy a fresh new logo, with the team announcing a strategy to strengthen the company’s On Board ICT. Read More

New Chicago office for Nautor's Swan

Friday, 6 November 2015

​Following the brands plans to further expand into the North American market, the Finnish shipyard Nautor’s Swan has announced a new office location in Chicago as well as the appointment of Richard Steams as Nautor’s representative. Read More

Latest issue of SuperYacht Times newspaper available now

Thursday, 5 November 2015

​The latest comprehensive edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper is now available for purchase, featuring compelling interviews and features with some of the most important players in the industry right now as well as unrivalled accurate statistics, professional superyacht photography and up to date news stories. Read More

Tax-changes for yachts visiting Washington state

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

​A new marine tourism bill recently came into effect in the state of Washington, USA whereby taxes for non-resident vessels visiting the area have been reduced. The new law allows non-resident entity-owned yachts to stay in the Washington state for up to 180 days in any 365-day period without being required to pay annual registration fees or once-off taxes as charged before. Read More

Cerberus Yacht Sonar diver detection launch

Friday, 30 October 2015

​Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) has announced the launch of their Cerberus Yacht system. An underwater security and safety system, the product has been designed to protect superyachts and guests who would like to dive around the boat using sonar technology. Read More

New issue of the SuperYacht Times newspaper published

Thursday, 29 October 2015

​The team at SuperYacht Company are pleased to announce that the latest issue of the SuperYacht Times quarterly newspaper has been published and is now available to purchase online. This is the fifth edition of the newspaper to be published since its conception towards the end of 2014. Read More

New identity for Van Oossanen

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Dutch naval architecture studio Van Oossanen have revealed a new identity under which they will operate. Known before as van Oossanen Naval Architects, they company have now condensed their corporate identity to Van Oossanen alone. The new operational structure is reflected in the company’s new logo, displaying their three specialised services clearly. Read More

Mestre Abogados law firm launch new Yachting division

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

​Mestre Abogados, the maritime, insurance and transport law specialised Spanish law firm with over 20 years in the industry, has recently launched a brand new division completely dedicated to the needs and legal challenges of the nautical sector and superyacht industry. Read More

MC Yacht new brokerage and management house

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

​The Italian brand MC Yacht has announced their new brokerage and management house, MC Yacht & Co. International. The new division of the company will be dedicated to developing larger projects on the international market, and has offices based in Porto Mirabello in Italy as well as Miami. Read More

Phiequipe Cute Motorboats' new MB18 daycruiser

Monday, 26 October 2015

​Specialising in the production of small semi-custom boats since 2012 with the establishment of the Phiequipe Cute Motorboats line, the Italian brand Phiequipe has revealed its latest addition to their fleet; the MB18. Measuring 5.5 metres, the vessel offers spacious interiors as well as a comfortable driving position with a functional cockpit. Read More

Dominator Yachts new strategy for the Americas

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

​Dominator Yachts has announced the launch of a new market entry strategy for the Americas, and has appointed Luxury Yachts as its distributor for North and Central America as well as the Caribbean. As part of this initiative, Dominator will be engaging Constantinos Constantinou, who will be developing new markets for Dominator. Read More

Cramm Yachting Systems' new life raft crane

Thursday, 15 October 2015

​Dutch company Cramm Yachting Systems has released their latest development in deck-oriented life raft cranes. The CD9000M crane is designed to handle life rafts for up to 20 occupants, with each crane being built under Lloyd’s Register Survey and tested according to the latest IMO testing regime for Life Saving Appliances. Read More

Amels shipyard open day taking place next month

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

​Located in the Dutch town of Vlissingen, the well known Amels shipyard is having an open day for all yacht enthusiasts and those interested in a career in the yacht building industry. On 7 November 2015, as part of the Dutch ‘Maritime Week’, Amels will be opening its gates to visitors for a behind the scenes look at its superyacht production facility. Read More

METS welcomes new Maritime Product Manager

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The METS team has announced the appointment of a new Maritime Production Manager, Rens-Jan van Vliet. Rens-Jan was previously Sales Manager at METS, and will now predominantly focus on the exhibition itself as well as on the further development of the Construction Material Pavilion. Read More

Airship Coms launches new website

Monday, 12 October 2015

​Specialists in superyacht communications, Airship Coms has marked their 6th year in business with the launch of a new website. The brand provides yacht owners with mobile and broadband communication packages, including their new MiFi service which offers fast connectivity for up to ten laptops simultaneously from one source. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons partner with Cloud10 Racing

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

​Camper & Nicholsons has recently announced their new partnership with Cloud10 Racing, aiming to provide the ultimate race experience for owners and charter clients worldwide. The collaboration offers the opportunity to race in some of the world’s top superyacht regattas by organising the entire event for the participant. Read More

Xtender’s high-tech 16.1m superyacht tender

Monday, 5 October 2015

​By creating a stowable long-range tender, capable of reaching 50 knots, the Xtender 16.1m has been designed and built to meet the demands of the modern-day discerning owner. This highly customisable craft is the work of leading tender manufacturer Xtenders with a design by Dubois Naval Architects. Read More

New production shed at Abeking & Rasmussen

Friday, 2 October 2015

​German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen announced yesterday the opening of their new expanded production shed at their facilities in Lemwerder. The new facility will allow the yard to construct vessels of up to 125 metres and offers several amenities to aid work on larger boats, including passenger and freight elevators to reach different decks. Read More

Nautech announces Cuba refit facilities

Friday, 2 October 2015

​French based refit and repair company Nautech has today announced that they will be opening a superyacht refit facility in Cuba. The announcement comes after Cuba’s borders have been opened to the U.S, with the area anticipated to quickly become the world’s next superyacht cruising destination. Read More

Balk Shipyard: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, 1 October 2015

​One of the oldest and most established shipyards in the Netherlands, Balk Shipyard has become synonymous with family traditions and quality Dutch craftsmanship. The company has achieved a 200 plus year reign as masters in the build, and more recently, the refit field without appearing to be blowing their own trumpet once. Read More

MB’92 Barcelona starts construction of 4000t Shiplift

Thursday, 1 October 2015

​Barcelona-based superyacht repair shipyard MB’92 have reported on the start of construction on a new shiplift area that will enable them to dock vessels of up to 4,000 displaced tonnes. The lift will service an area allowing up to 12 vessels, each up to 105m in length, to be hauled out of the water and placed in a 20,000m2 area where work on the vessels can be performed. Read More

Video of Kormaran water craft in action on Austrian lakes

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

​The Austrian custom water craft builder Kormaran GmbH has released footage of the Kormaran in action on the waters of a picturesque Austrian Lake. The craft was recently on display at the Monaco Yacht Show where visitors could get an up close look at the revolutionary transformable craft. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons announce 4 new services

Friday, 25 September 2015

​Camper & Nicholsons International has seen many developments over the past two years. Following the news of new ownership of Camper & Nicholsons International last year as well as the acquirement of a minority stake in the company by Fincantieri in May 2015 the brand announced yesterday four new service offerings for clients. Read More

Nautica Italiana announces 10 new members

Thursday, 24 September 2015

​Following its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival earlier this month, Nautica Italiana is currently at the Monaco Yacht Show where they have announced the entry of 10 new brands to the Association. Read More

Holland Jachtbouw speaks about PJ Partnership

Thursday, 24 September 2015

​Following the news of U.S. shipbuilder Palmer Johnson acquiring the Netherlands based facilities Holland Jachtbouw, SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard spoke exclusively to Managing Director of Holland Jachtbouw, Roeland Franssens, at the Monaco Yacht Show today. Read More

Middle Point: Recruitment Specialist for the international yacht building industry

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Since the company’s origins in 2007, Middle Point has evolved into a recruitment and contracting specialist for the international yacht building sector in the maritime industry. The company has gained valuable experience in providing knowledge and insight into the various fields of the maritime recruiting business, and is well hearsed in guiding companies through the separate stages associated with interviews, hiring and the relocation process. Read More

Exclusive: Acico Yachts buys Jongert shipyard and brand

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

​SuperYacht Times can exclusively reveal that Acico Yachts has bought the Jongert shipyard. SYT caught up with the Managing Director of Acico Yachts, Christian Bolinger, for an exclusive interview ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, revealing the details behind the recent acquisition of Jongert by Acico Yachts, and what this means for both brands in the immediate and distant future. Read More

DMS Holland AntiRoll onboard Santa Maria T

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

​Launched in 2014 three years after the original idea was conceived, the AntiRoll Stabilisation System from Dutch company DMS Holland has recently been fitted on the 37 metre Van der Valk superyacht Santa Maria T - with fantastic results. Read More

Kormaran water craft in final test stages

Monday, 21 September 2015

​Austrian company Kormaran GmbH, builder of the advanced Kormaran water craft has reported that the first prototype is performing well during her initial sea trials on the lakes in Austria. Tests will continue into the Autumn where Kormaran will be fine tuned and be optimised for production, which is to start in June 2016. Read More

SuperYacht iQ - A passion for superyacht data & intelligence

Monday, 21 September 2015

​A lot of people are always very surprised when I can recognise a superyacht from a distance or name superyachts in the marina and tell a story about each of them. Of course this is not something that comes overnight. Read More

Product of the week: SeaScape Bathing Platform

Monday, 21 September 2015

​Launched last year from the Dutch brand Hydromar Marine Equipment, the hydraulic bathing platform SeaScape is the company’s means to supply the increasing demand seen from larger yachts for an extensive moving bathing platform. Read More

Infinity to reveal new product lines at METS

Monday, 21 September 2015

​As the leader of innovation in Marine flooring, Infinity, manufacturers of Luxury Woven Vinyl™ are poised to make a big splash at METS in Amsterdam, November 17-19, 2015. Infinity will be introducing new styles of Luxury Woven Vinyl™, as well as new product lines. Read More

New developments for AV specialist Mr Smith

Friday, 18 September 2015

​Dutch onboard AV specialists Mr. Smith have been at the forefront of creating user friendly superyacht entertainment systems that are easy to install and maintain, which present excellent value for money for superyacht owners. Now, ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, the company has revealed new developments to their LAVIE systems product range, and announced their involvement in some exciting upcoming projects. Read More

Glass Deco develops first PYC-compliant glass

Friday, 18 September 2015

In response to increasingly demanding rules enforced within the industry in regards to fire safety and fuel economy, Glass Deco has revealed their latest development: a new patented lamination method which meets the new fire requirements cited in the Passengers Yacht Code and IMO regulations.

MarQuip partners with owners ahead of IMO TIER III legislation

Thursday, 17 September 2015

​All new superyacht builds will be subjected to IMO TIER III legislation in just a few months time. Furthermore, compliance with the legislation will also be required on all refits in which the engines are modified or replaced. Read More

IYC and Cape4 Yachting formalise merger

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Following the merger between International Yacht Collection (IYC) and Cape4 Yachting announced in May, the two brands have today launched their new name and brand identity. The brands will now operate underneath IYC, with the core marketing slogan being, “It’s Your Choice… we help you make the right one.” Read More

YachtEye 2.0 exclusive preview in Monaco

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

​Dutch company Oculus Technologies has announced their latest infotainment solution YachtEye 2.0 will be making an exclusive preview appearance at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. The product has been in development for the past two years, and will be on show to the industry for the very first time. Read More

Hydromar moves to new location and reinforces Cramm partnership

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

​Hydromar Marine Equipment has announced that they have moved to a new production facility in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. The move is part of the company’s ambitions for the future, which include enhancing their partnership with Cramm Yachting Systems in the superyacht hydraulics market. Read More

Kevin Glancy to unveil Festive Fine Bone China in Monaco

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

​British company Kevin Glancy has announced they will unveil their exclusive Festive Bone China range at the Monaco Yacht Show, taking place next week from the 23rd to 26th September. Read More

Van Oossanen starts Fluid Dynamics sales agency in Italy

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

​Dutch company Van Oossanen has announced they will be expanding their activities for hydrodynamic hull and appendage optimisation into Italy. The new sales office will be located near Bologna, and will open its doors in September 2015. Read More

Launch of Nautor’s Swan Brokerage

Friday, 11 September 2015

​Nautor’s Swan has revealed the company’s new brokerage division this week, the night before the opening of the Cannes Yachting Festival. Read More

Azimut Benetti reports growth at Cannes Yachting Festival

Friday, 11 September 2015

​The Azimut Benetti Group are currently present at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2015, where the Italian brand have a total of 16 models on show, three of which are making their world debut appearances; the Azimut Magellano 66, Azimut Fly 72, and Benetti Vivace 125’ Fast Displacement. Read More

The Crew Coach and Interior Yacht Services join forces

Friday, 11 September 2015

The Crew Coach (TCC) and Interior Yacht Services (IYS), two companies specialising in luxury yacht crew performance and interior service training, have recently announced that they have joined forces. Read More

Sunseeker International appoints new Russian dealer

Friday, 11 September 2015

West Nautical Group has recently announced they have been appointed the new authorised Russian dealer for British brand Sunseeker International. The new Sunseeker office is located in Moscow, in the Royal Yacht Club, which is home to a bespoke dock which will enable a wide range of yacht to be displayed for sale. Read More

Mondomarine celebrate centennial

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The 14th of September will mark the 100th anniversary of Cantieri Navali Campanella, now Mondomarine, and to celebrate, the Italian shipyard will be hosting a gala at their Savona facilities. During the gala, Electa-Mondadori will present a book dedicated to the centennial and the latest Mondomarine 42 metre superyacht will be launched. Read More

Privilège Marine and JFA Yachts new collaboration

Thursday, 10 September 2015

​Privilège Marine and JFA Yachts have recently announced a new collaboration, which will see the two French companies combine their expertise to offer a new range of sailing catamarans from 50’ to 100’. Read More

Ferretti Group announce strong growth at Cannes

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

During the opening press conference at the 38th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival which is currently being held in the French Riviera, the Ferretti Group presented a review of the first eight months of the 2015 financial year. Read More

Changes at Terranova Italian Yachts

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

​Following the recent takeover of Terranova Italian Yachts (previously named Terranova Yachts), the company has told SuperYacht Times that they will begin to restart building three models at facilities in Viareggio and Pisa as soon as the re-launch period for the shipyard is completed. Read More

Numarine partners with Burgess on new sales

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

​Numarine and Burgess have today announced the signing of a Central Agency agreement for the promotion and marketing of a selected range of Numarine superyachts; the 102 Raised Pilot House and the 105 Hard Top, as well as the first two hulls from the brand’s new Explorer range; the 30XP and the 40XP. Read More

The Ming Experience Academy at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Following the introduction of the highly acclaimed Ming Wireless Steward Call System at the beginning of 2014, Berlin based company Ming has announced that they will be holding hands-on courses on the system at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

Palmer Johnson facility relocating to the Netherlands

Thursday, 3 September 2015

American superyacht builder Palmer Johnson have announced the relocating of their facilities to the Netherlands. The official report comes after rumours that the American facility has closed its doors, and will be completely shut down by the end of October. Read More

New association to bind top Italian nautical companies

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A new association, Nautica Italiana was established today in Milan, whereby 25 brands will be represented by the new association, focused on the development of the nautical industry in the country, and its influences abroad. Read More

New superyacht industry group for New Zealand

Thursday, 27 August 2015

​New Zealand has grown as a superyacht destination over the past decade, and to accommodate this influx of yachts, and more importantly, to manage the services required by the visiting yachts, the New Zealand Superyacht Group (NZYG) has been formed. Read More

Tender of the Month: MasterCraft's new bespoke superyacht watersports tender series

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The market for customised, practical and multi-functional superyacht tenders is a growing business, equalled only by the high demand for the customised superyachts which house them. With water sports being an integral part of every superyacht’s itinerary, the demand for a specialised craft that can satisfy such requirements while being useful as a daily superyacht tender has been on the increase. Read More

Lift Emotion reports on successful first half of 2015

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Dutch based marine elevators specialists of Lift Emotion report that they have had a successful first half of 2015. The company delivered elevators to new-build projects around the world, including foodlifts on the recently delivered IAG superyacht King Baby and the new Majesty 155 superyacht. Read More

The new modern classic Ventura 850

Monday, 24 August 2015

​Ventura Boats have revealed their latest creation, the Ventura 850. As the Dutch boat builder’s third model in their classic sports craft range, the Ventura 850 is a great example of the company’s ability of offering their clients a truly custom boat. Read More

Looking back at Jörg Beiderbeck’s life through Frank Neaubelt

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 is saddened to report on the passing of German superyacht designer Jörg Beiderbeck. His death came after a long illness, at the age of 69 years. Beiderbeck is survived by his longtime girlfriend, his son and daughter. Read More

U-Boat Worx’s latest Super Yacht Sub 3

Monday, 10 August 2015

​Dutch underwater submersible company U-Boat Worx are at it again with their latest creation, the Super Yacht Sub 3. This three man submersible is currently under construction at their facility and will be presented to the superyacht industry at this years' Monaco Yacht Show in Septembre. Read More

SuperYacht Company team expands

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

SuperYacht Company, publishers of, have announced the appointment of two new team members, Tom van Oossanen and Charl van Rooy. This comes after the recent announcement of Maarten Janssen’s departure from the company, and falls in line with SYC’s ever-expanding vision. Read More

Engineer position on 40m Delta motor yacht

Monday, 20 July 2015

A 40 metre Delta motor yacht is searching for a qualified engineer to join their crew of 8. The position is to start ASAP, and the right candidate will take over from the current engineer, whom has been onboard for the last three years. Read More

Billy Smith rejoins Trinity Yachts as new COO

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

​Following the recent acquirement of Trinity Yachts and it’s partner shipyards by Harvey Gulf International Marine, comes the news that previous VP of sales and marketing at Trinity Yachts, Billy Smith, has rejoined the American shipyard in New Orleans as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Read More

Franc Jansen launches Jansen Maritime Services

Thursday, 9 July 2015

​Franc Jansen, has started a yacht management company following his experience in the commercial and yachting sectors. Jansen Maritime Services will provide services ranging from yacht management, new build and refit supervision to crewing, consultancy and safety management. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - July 2015

Friday, 3 July 2015

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Boat International, Showboats International, Dockwalk, Superyacht Business and Superyacht World, the Superyacht Report and Boote Exclusiv. Read More

Maarten Janssen to leave SuperYacht Company for Feadship

Thursday, 2 July 2015

SuperYacht Company, publishers of, has announced that after nearly ten years with the company as Content Director, co-founder Maarten Janssen has taken on a new challenge, and will leave the company in August. Maarten will join the Feadship yard on Kaag island, as their new sales manager. Read More

Product of the week: Marine Leather SOLAS class leathers

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Marine Leather upholds a pristine reputation for producing the finest quality leather materials available. The company has been crafting products for the yachting industry and, in order to meet quality and safety regulations, has been making certified IMO A/653 hides for the past several years. Read More

Product of the week: Marine Leather Collections

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Based on traditional technique, innovative technology and a solid aim for excellence, Marine Leather now upholds several collections of leather within a range of extraordinary products. In addition to the extensive collection of Nettuno leather tiles, an array of top quality designs that can be found on luxury yachts and high-end residencies. Read More

Xtenders and Vripack deliver tender to Global

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Xtenders and Vripack have announced the delivery of the world’s first autoclave pre-preg carbon built Limousine Tender. The carbon LimoTender 8.0 has been delivered to the 68 metre superyacht Global. Xtenders’ founder Herbert Dercksen, a former Olympic sailor, knows about the importance of keeping weight down. Read More

Two job openings at Dahm International

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

​Dahm International is currently growing fast and therefore looking for highly motivated, qualified and experienced new team members to extend its charter and sales force at various locations, e.g. South of France, the Balearic Island and Italy. Read More

Team Italia to equip 22 superyachts in 2015

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

​Team Italia tells us that in 2015, 22 superyachts over 35 metres in length, are going to be integrated with their unique I-Bridge technology. TEAM Italia has several offices in Italy, located both on the Adriatic and Mediterranean coasts. Read More

Endless Summer to be fitted with AntiRoll system

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

​Earlier this month, I visited Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts in The Netherlands, where I toured several of their projects. During my tour at the yard, I also met up with Arnold van Aken of Dynamic Marine Systems, who is supplying some of the new build projects with their innovative AntiRoll roll damping system. Read More

Heesen Yachts starts construction of new 85m dry dock

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

​Heesen Yachts has announced that they have started construction works for their new 85 metre dry dock at the facility in Oss, which is scheduled to be completed by October 2016. The official inauguration will take place on November 11, 2016. The new shed, measuring 98m x 30m x 22m will replace sheds no. 2 and 3. Read More

Hodgdon launches 12 metre limousine tender

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

​Hodgdon Custom Tenders has launched hull 418, a 12 metre limousine tender, that will be delivered to a Northern European shipyard later this summer. The tender features a generous climate controlled cabin with seating for ten and comfortable outside seating for six. The interior features all birds-eye maple cabinetry. Read More

From owner to superyacht consultant

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

​BehneMar Yachting, part of the BehneMar Middle East group, is a yachting consultancy for distinguished clients in the GCC area. Their bespoke services include individual guidance on vessel designs, identification and evaluation of worldwide sale and purchase opportunities, handling of transaction proceedings and continued support for their clients. Read More

Two job openings at Mulder Design

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

​Established in 1979, Mulder Design has enjoyed a successful career spanning over three decades, and don’t show any signs of stopping any time soon. The past thirty-five years have seen over 500 of the company’s designs come to life including the now famous high-speed yachts Octopussy, Moonraker, and The World Is Not Enough. Read More

The world's tallest carbon composite free standing masts

Friday, 12 June 2015

Magma Structures have delivered the world's tallest carbon composite free standing masts. Manufactured at the company's waterside facility near Portsmouth, UK, the masts have taken over three years to engineer, develop, test and build using advanced composite manufacturing processes. Read More

Gulf Craft's Erwin Bamps about new markets

Thursday, 11 June 2015

​Erwin Bamps is one of the industry’s youngest Chief Executive Officers. Holding the fort at Gulf Craft where he took the prestigious position of CEO a little under a year ago, his time with UAE based shipbuilders began in 2002 as an Executive Manager. He rose up the ranks to take the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2009 before progressing to his current position. Read More

Appointments at Oceanco

Friday, 5 June 2015

​Oceanco has announced two new appointments inside the yard. Bas Swanink has been appointed as Sales Manager, and Paris Baloumis to the position of Group Marketing Manager. Bas Swanink, who will be working in tandem with Robert Tan, is no stranger to Oceanco; he has been with the company as a Project Manager for eight years. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - June 2015

Friday, 5 June 2015

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Boat International, ShowBoats International, Dockwalk, The Superyacht Owner, Yachts International and SuperYacht Times. Read More

Videoworks opens Amsterdam office

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Videoworks SpA has opened3 its first international Headquarter in Amsterdam, operating as Videoworks bv. The office is located on the trendy Eastern Docklands, and the move is a way to become closer to many of the companies (potential) clients. Marcel Van Haasteren will lead the Dutch office. Read More

MarQuip receives prestigious IMO Tier III compliant engineering order

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

MarQuip has received an order for the comprehensive engineering of IMO Tier III compliant exhaust systems for one of its leading clients. It has also signed a new agreement with an agent for the Turkish market. Read More

A&R launches new website and expands facilities

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen have just relaunched their website, and they are currently undergoing an expansion of their facilities in Lemwerder. The new website shows an overview of the yard's activities, has videos of some of their latest launches, and photo galleries of their current fleet of superyachts. Read More

DYT Yacht Transport loads $350 million worth of yachts

Monday, 1 June 2015

In a rare occurrence last week, DYT Yacht Transport’s two semi-submersible ships pulled into Port Everglades simultaneously to load $350 million worth of yachts, ranging in size from 10 to 60 metres, bound for the Mediterranean. It is pretty unusual Super Servant 4 and Yacht Express to be seen in close proximity to each other. Read More

Y.CO statement following serious crew casualty on superyacht Kibo

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Following a serious incident on board superyacht Kibo, Y.CO has made the following official statement: Y.CO can confirm that an incident occurred onboard motor yacht Kibo (82m, Abeking & Rasmussen) in Palma, Mallorca, at approximately 1130 local time on Sunday 3 May, resulting in a serious crew casualty. Read More

Fincantieri invests in Camper & Nicholsons International

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

​Italian brand Fincantieri has recently signed an agreement of a minority stake via capital injection in Camper & Nicholsons International, in which also incorporates the possibility for Fincantieri to increase its share in the future. The two brands already established an excellent working relationship a few years ago. Read More

The 13 metre Luca Dini designed Baby

Friday, 22 May 2015

Designed by Luca Dini, Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Italia has announced that the inaugural 13 metre all aluminium Baby is now completely assembled, with painting and fitting out underway. Two of the yachts have been sold already, with a third contracting. She will accommodate up to 12 guests on board. Read More

Amels completes 30th precision RoFlo operation

Monday, 18 May 2015

Dutch shipyard Amels has announced that they have recently completed their 30th RoFlo operation. Production Manager at Amels, Bert Beckers, explains the RoFlo method in more detail stating, "The Roll-on / Float-off or ‘RoFlo’ method is a launching operation we’ve perfected at Amels." Read More

Odenwald finalize long-term consultancy for German supplier

Friday, 15 May 2015

Odenwald has announced the successful finalization of a long-term consulting activity with a leading German supplier. The German superyacht surveyors started with the supplier in 2012 with a 40 metre new build project . "Being involved as consultants right from the initial step, it makes us happy and proud." Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - May 2015

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Boat International, ShowBoats International, SuperYacht World, Superyacht Business, Dockwalk & The Superyacht Report. Read More

Malcolm Wood joins SuperYacht Company as consultant

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

SuperYacht Company is pleased to announce that we have appointed Malcolm Wood as superyacht consultant. Wood will assist SuperYacht Company with analysing the historic fleet and will prove to be a valuable asset to the company’s trademark philosophy. Read More

Bond TM updated IT and AV training courses

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Bond TM has reviewed its IT and AV training course syllabuses, and are offering three new courses for professional yacht crew next month. The courses will be held in Amsterdam, and include the latest updates for crew looking to improve their skillset and ability to handle IT and AV challenges under pressure on board. Read More

Camper and Nicholsons appoint new charter manager

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Camper and Nicholsons has announced they have appointed Gayle Patterson to their charter marketing division. Gayle will be based in Camper & Nicholsons' Monaco office. Read More

Northrop & Johnson appoint new senior charter manager

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Northrop & Johnson has announced they have appointed Carine Zanotti as senior charter manager based in their Antibes office. The company report that before joining the yachting industry several years ago, Carine worked in film and television production. Read More

Third edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper published

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The team at SuperYacht Times are pleased to announce that the third quarterly edition of the SuperYacht Times Newspaper has been published and is available to purchase online. The Spring/Summer issue of the newspaper comes in time for the summer superyacht season. Read More

Mondomarine unveils new identity

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

​The Italian shipyard Mondomarine has revealed a new logo and website as part of their aim to construct a new identity for the brand. In addition, the company has also launched a new advertising campaign, with their new philosophy demonstrated in the tagline, ‘the next sea level’. Read More

Burgess expands into Asia Pacific region

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Burgess has announced that they will formally launch their expansion into the Asia Pacific Region during the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show, which will kick off on the 23rd April. Burgess has supported both the Singapore Yacht Show and the Hainan Rendez-Vous since their inceptions. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - April 2015

Friday, 17 April 2015

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Boat International, Yachts International, Showboats International, Superyacht World and Superyacht Business. Read More


Dubois announces management division

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

​Dubois has recently announced they will now offer a full management service in partnership with 8 Yachts. Guy Waddilove and Jim Passmore of 8 Yachts will operate the new division. “Guy and Jim combine 40 years expertise and industry experience." Read More

The Smart Watch by Videoworks

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

​Videoworks were present at the inaugural edition of The London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show last week where they introduced their Samsung gear smart watch, which is integrated with Videoworks software. The project was realised for the Italian FM - Architettura d’Interni. Read More

PMSY new accommodation building open

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

​Palumbo Malta Superyachts (PMSY) has announced that their new accommodation building built for crew during long refit staying periods is now fully functional, and was opened on Wednesday 8th April. The building comes after a series of large investments from PMSY, including the construction of a Yacht Club and a fully equipped gym. Read More

Fraser Yachts and V.Delta form VF Yachts

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

​Fraser Yachts and V.Delta, part of V.Group, have entered into a collaboration agreement providing Project Management Services to the superyacht industry to be called VF Yachts. Fraser Yachts is a full-service superyacht brokerage company with 14 offices and 140 employees. Read More

Talking audio-visual systems with Yacht Intelligence

Monday, 13 April 2015

​The way audio-visual systems are integrated into yachts has changed significantly. It used to be all about who had the biggest plasma screen, but today the yacht AV market - and particularly on board cinema - is flooded with new technologies which promise to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Read More

Superyacht deliveries in 2014 down by 2% compared to 2013

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Following yesterday's publication of the most definitive statistics on the 2014 superyacht new-construction market, we can today bring you an overview of the deliveries of 2014. In 2014 shipyards worldwide delivered 156 superyachts over 30 metres, with a length totalling 6,769 metres. Read More

EXMAR Yachting, a very personal approach

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

​Earlier this month, SuperYacht Times met up with Belgian company EXMAR Yachting at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS). EXMAR is a large Belgian corporation, and one of the biggest companies in terms of gas shipping and marine infrastructure. The Group itself is comprised of several different divisions such as LNG, LPG, and Offshore and Services. Read More

Potential long-term berthing in Gibraltar

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

​Marina Bay at Ocean Village has a month-long wait while Gibraltar’s Development & Planning Commission makes a decision on its proposed superyacht berths and short-stay and rental apartments.  The proposal comes following recent estimates that suggest the current worldwide superyacht fleet is set to grow by 60% over 20 years. Read More

New superyacht projects rise by 13.8% in 2014 to 181 new projects

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

SuperYacht Company has released the most definitive statistics on the 2014 superyacht new-construction market. ​The amount of new projects per year, which includes new orders placed by clients and yachts of which the construction has started on speculation, is one of the most significant numbers in the superyacht industry. Read More

New serial hybrid system on DU Voyager 50

Friday, 3 April 2015

​Camper & Nicholsons has announced a major new development for its central agency listing DU Voyager 50 superyacht, bringing initial construction cost savings and efficiencies in the operation of the yacht.The DU Voyager 50, to be constructed by Ruea Yachts, has been created by Design Unlimited to offer a highly stylised yacht with extensive deck living space. Read More

Gavio Group acquisition of the Bertram brand

Friday, 3 April 2015

The contract for the acquisition by Gavio Group of the brand Bertram, the historical United States based yachting brand, was finalised on the 31st March, representatives say. The closing of the deal, realised through the subsidiary Bertam LCC, follows the agreement signed on February 5th 2015 with Ferretti Group. Read More

Burgess Marine Partners with IMS 300 & 700

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

​Burgess Marine has announced their partnership with IMS Shipyard 300 & 700. Conveniently located close to Marseille, the IMS facilities are situated in Toulon, France. The IMS 700 Shipyard boasts a 670 tonne travel-lift, and four fully refurbished aircraft hangers capable of taking four 60+ metre superyachts each. Read More

Proven success for Hull Vane application on superyacht Alive

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

​Created by the Dutch company Van Oossanen Naval Architects, the third full-scale application of the fuel saving device Hull Vane has been successfully completed. The 42 metre Heesen built superyacht Alive is the very first luxury yacht equipped with a Hull Vane. 

Introducing communication technology company ONE

Monday, 30 March 2015

ONE is a new company, that specializes in Audio, Video, Information and Communication Technology. In this field of expertise, the company offers a substantial range of advisory services, project realization, support and product development, all overseen by industry experts with years of experience in their respective fields. Read More

The SuperYacht Times newspaper making waves around the world

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

​The second edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper is making waves around the globe, being read by industry professionals, owners and superyacht enthusiasts worldwide. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, SuperYacht Times has been well received all across Europe as well as many prestigious superyachting destinations. Read More

Burgess celebrate 40 years in business

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

This month will see Burgess celebrate their 40th anniversary - a milestone that couldn’t have come at a better time, with the company’s 2014 sales results the best they have experienced to date. Selling 42 vessels - seven of which were new construction projects - the total value exceeded €1,2 billion. Read More

Oceanis Yachts global delivery service and skippered yacht charter operation

Monday, 23 March 2015

Established in 1997, Oceanis Yachts are a British owned company based in Slovenia who are dedicated to providing a global yacht delivery service and ‘skippered’ Yacht Charter operation. Boasting superyachts ranging from 12 to 60+ metres in length, all of the company’s professional captains and crews are fully qualified. Read More

The SuperYacht Times Newspaper now on order

Friday, 20 March 2015

Now in it’s second successful edition, SuperYacht Company are proud to announce that the SuperYacht Times quarterly newspaper has experienced great success since it’s publication towards the end of 2014. The latest issue was released in January this year, and is a clear continuation of the quality of work. Read More

Heesen Yachts appoint new Director Operations

Friday, 20 March 2015

​Heesen Yachts has announced that Mr. Rick van de Wetering has been appointed the company’s new Director Operations, replacing Hans Boerakker. Van de Wetering’s career in the industry spans over 25 years, and actually began at the Heesen Shipyard where he had the chance to operate in numerous managerial roles. Read More

Rondal wins mast project for world’s largest carbon sloop

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Dutch company Rondal has recently announced they have just received a prestigious rigging order for the supply of a complete rig package for the world’s largest carbon sloop currently under construction at the Baltic Yachts shipyard in Finland. Read More

Job opening at

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

SuperYachtTimes is looking for a junior superyacht database and photo manager to join the team in Amsterdam. This is an ideal position for someone who is currently working on a superyacht, but prefers a land based position, or someone with a passion for superyachts who wants to turn their hobby into a career. Read More

Cramm Yachting Systems approved for ISO 9001:2008

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

​Dutch manufacturer Cramm Yachting Systems has recently announced that their quality management ​system has been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance for ISO 9001:2008. In 2014 the company started the procedure to obtain Lloyds’s approval, with the certification coming through in January 2015. Read More

Hacker Craft's two new models at Palm Beach

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The American shipyard Hacker Craft will be present at the upcoming Palm Beach International Boat Show this year, displaying two new models. The first ever Hacker Craft constructed with a fibreglass hull, as well as a 30’ sports model. Read More

Simon Ting Joins SuperYachtsMonaco

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

SuperYachtsMonaco has announced an addition to their team today, Simon Ting. Focused on the sale, charter and purchase of yachts of all sizes, the company has their headquarters in Monaco. Read More

MarQuip working on 100m+ projects

Monday, 9 March 2015

MarQuip is currently working on placing their exhaust system technology on two 100m+ projects, which are currently under construction. MarQuip developed custom exhaust systems for both of their projects, because several considerations have to be thought of to make sure the right system has been used. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - March 2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Boat International, Boote Exclusiv, Yachts International, Showboats International, Dockwalk and Yacht Première. Read More 

The Overmarine Group appoint new sales partner

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Overmarine Group has announced the appointment of a new sales partner. In a bid to develop Mangusta as a truly international brand, Henry Goulding will promote the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceano brands in Singapore. Goulding is a Commercially Endorsed Ocean Master, having built up considerable experience sailing in Europe, the USA and Asia. Read More

Interviewing Burgess CEO Jonathan Beckett

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Founded in 1975 in London, today Burgess is a well-respected household name within the yachting industry - but what else could be expected from one of the world’s top superyacht brokerage houses? Almost four decades have passed since the company was initially launched by the renowned sailor Nigel Burgess. Read More

Heinen & Hopman celebrate 50 years in business

Friday, 20 February 2015

​Dutch Marine HVAC systems market leader, Heinen & Hopman, celebrate 50 years in business in 2015. Founded in 1965 by Melis Heinen and Cees Hopman, for its first eight years the company specialised in the design, engineering and installation of air conditioning, cooling, ventilation and central heating systems in buildings. Read More

Lamberto Tacoli headed for the leadership of UCINA

Friday, 20 February 2015

It has been rumoured that Azimut/Benetti, Ferretti and Baglietto are pushing for UCINA’s interim president in the upcoming elections following the organisation facing several difficult issues for some time. UCINA is the Italian superyacht industry’s Confindustria association which represents the companies in the sector. Read More 

Perini Navi appoints new Chairman of the Board

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Shareholders of Perini Navi have appointed Fabio Boschi as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Fabio Perini Honorary Chairman.43 Year old Fabio Boschi has been CEO of Perini Navi’s holding company Faper Group since 2009. Faper controls a group of companies that operate in paper machinery, real estate, and various other industries. Read More

Second quarterly edition of SuperYacht Times newspaper

Thursday, 19 February 2015

SuperYacht Times, the world’s largest provider of superyacht news, photos and information, has recently published the second quarterly edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper. Continuing on from the success of the inaugural issue published in summer/autumn, the latest publication begins with a look at new builds throughout 2014 with all the latest, up to date figures from the past year. Read More

Quadrofoil realises production plans

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

​Quadrofoil has announced they will produce their innovative, ecological personal watercrafts in cooperation with the Austrian company Alumero Group. The vessels will be produced on Alumero’s premises in Slovenia, with the company also becoming a strategic partner for production. Read More

Cantiere Navale Italia start work on 13 metre chase boat

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

​Cantiere Navale Italia, a new Italian yacht builder, has just unveiled their new 13 metre aluminum tender, designed by Luca Dini, who has used the vessel's hull shape as an active part of the boat's styling. The vessel features a planing V shaped hull, with a variable geometry 16.8° dead-rise at the stern. Cantiere Navale Italia has paid extra attention to hull entry shape and chine proportions and positioning. Read More

Major Italian shipyards return to UCINA

Monday, 16 February 2015

Three major Italian shipyards have returned to UCINA, the Italian superyacht industry’s Confindustria association which represents the companies in the sector. The involvement of major brands Azimut/Benetti, Ferretti and Baglietto comes after UCINA has been facing critical issues over the past several months, culminating in the departure of the Sanlorenzo shipyard from the group. Read More

Hacker-Craft's new limousine tender

Monday, 16 February 2015

US based company Hacker-Craft are set to introduce their first ever vessel with a fibreglass hull at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach which begun yesterday. As well as introducing their inaugural fibreglass vessel, Hacker-Craft will also be displaying a 32’ Sport Twin XL vessel at the show in Miami. Read More

Videoworks complete technological laboratory

Monday, 16 February 2015

​Italian company Videoworks has announced the establishment of their first technological laboratory of Research and Development, named Officina. The company are specialists in the design, realisation and installation of innovative audio/video, communication, entertainment & home automation systems to exclusive clients. Read More

Hydromar Marine Equipment announce new orders in January

Friday, 13 February 2015

Hydromar Marine Equipment has announced they have received several new orders since the beginning of the year, including two new projects with Heesen. The company are already the shipyard’s major hydraulic supplier, and will be supplying Heesen’s new 50 metre and 55 metre superyacht projects with the hydraulic equipment on board. Read More

The revival of Buehler Turbocraft

Friday, 13 February 2015

​Buehler Turbocraft has recently announced the official revival of the company with the unveiling of a brand new design for an 11.58 metre day boat, the Thunderclap 38. The hull has been made of cold-molded wood, whilst the seating areas are of fine leathers, and the deck of teak and copper. Read More

Benetti sells 9 superyachts since September

Thursday, 12 February 2015

​The renowned Italian superyacht builder Benetti has recently revealed their latest commercial successes, including a total of 9 yachts measuring up to 65 metres sold since September 2014. Read More

Wahoo launches remodelled LX600

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

British shipyard Wahoo has announced the successful completion of sea trials for their latest superyacht tender, the remodelled LX600. The boat is the first remodelled version of the original design. The tender has been sold and shipped to an owner based in Thailand. Read More

Megisti Blue Yacht Charter merges with Cape4 Charter

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The charter department of Megisti Blue Yachting has announced the company have entered into a merger agreement with Cape4 Charter. Both companies are primarily based in Athens with offices all over the world. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - February 2015

Monday, 9 February 2015

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Boat International, Showboats International, Superyacht World, Superyacht Business and SuperYacht Times. Read More

Gavio Group buys Bertram Yachts

Monday, 9 February 2015

​Argo Finanziaria, part of the Gavio Group, has signed a Letter of Intent with Ferretti SpA regarding the takeover of Bertram Yachts. Argo Finanziaria, part of the Gavio Group, has signed a Letter of Intent with Ferretti SpA regarding the takeover of Bertram Yachts. Read More


Second quarterly edition of The SuperYacht Times newspaper published

Thursday, 5 February 2015

SuperYacht Company is proud to announce that the second quarterly edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper has today been published. In addition to bringing readers up to date and beautifully presented news and information, SuperYacht Times has also put together a range of exclusive features. Read More

Karl Hartmann joins board of directors at Hill Robinson

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Hill Robinson Yacht Management has announced that after a career of 8 years within the company, Karl Hartmann has joined their board of Directors. Karl started his yachting career at Koersvelt Yacht Projects B.V. and joined Hill Robinson in 2007 to further develop his career as a Senior Project Manager/Owner’s Representative leading various teams of highly qualified Project Managers and Engineers. Read More

METS appoints new Sales and Account Manager

Friday, 30 January 2015

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) has appointed Roel Schoenmaker as its new Sales and Account Manager. His predecessor Rens-Jan van Vliet has taken on a new function within the Traffic domain at Amsterdam RAI, organisers of METS. Irene Dros, Maritime Domain Manager at Amsterdam RAI, comments. Read More

Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw and Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum merge

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw has recently acquired Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum, part of Bloemsma Van Breemen Shipyard. The merger comes after the shipyard’s expanding operations and an increased demand for larger constructions. The production halls of Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum are conveniently located close to Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw. Read More

Bluewater appoint new COO

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Bluewater has recently appointed a new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Sarah Corn joined the company in 2004 and has played a fundamental role in the development of Bluewater crew and training. Starting as a training coordinator, Sarah was rapidly promoted to Training Department & Office Manager in the Antibes head office. Read More

Porto Montenegro to host Kormaran in 2016

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Porto Montenegro has recently announced they will be hosting the highly anticipated Kormoran prototype in their marina throughout summer 2016. The project has been in development by the Salzburg based company since 2007. Read More

Product of the week: The new YPI App

Thursday, 15 January 2015

​Yachting Partners International (YPI) have recently launched a brand new app, marking the world’s first live interactive dedicated yacht search feature. Named ‘The YPI Selection App’, the app opens up all aspects of luxury yachting from ownership issues to crewing, buying and selling with a superb section on luxury yacht charter holidays. Read More

The new SeaWater Phantom 300

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

In commemoration of their 100th anniversary, the Italian shipyard SeaWater has announced a limited series. Based on the Smeralda 300, the new series is called the Phantom 300, and measures 9.80 metres in length. New features include a new T-Top and new bollards at both the front and the back of the boat. Read More

Blohm+Voss appoints Fred van Beers as its new CEO

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Blohm+Voss has announced the appointment of Fred van Beers as is new CEO. As of March 1st 2015, van Beers will take over from Dr. Herbert Aly to lead Blohm+Voss’ growth strategy as well as strengthen the leading position of the company in general repairs and conversions with a specific focus for cruise ships and vessels for the offshore industry. Read More

V8 Powered Wet Rod luxury watercraft to be built by Dutch Shipyard

Monday, 12 January 2015

Strand Craft has announced a new partnership with Dutch Shipyard as the exclusive manufacturer of their V8 powered Wet Rod luxury watercraft, with Mulder Design undertaking the jet ski’s naval architecture. Measuring 4.9 metres, the V8 Wet Rod her powerful 370 HP 4.2 litre V8 TDI engine is capable of propelling the jet ski at a maximum speed of 120 km/h. Read More

Closer look at superyacht Blue Papillon

Monday, 12 January 2015

Royal Huisman has recently shared a selection of images of the 43 metre sloop Blue Papillon sailing in the Mediterranean. She features naval architecture by German Frers, who chose a moderate draft fixed bulb keel with short chord length, while the fully balanced carbon fibre spade rubber is controlled by a mechanical steering system to maximise sensitivity and responsiveness under sail. Read More

Claasen Shipyards celebrate 30 years of service

Friday, 9 January 2015

​Dutch company Claasen Shipyards will celebrate 30 years of service to the yachting community this year. Founded in 1985, the shipyard originally made a name for themselves in the Dutch market with their flat-bottomed yachts. Claasen has also been part of the J-class revival, launching superyacht Lionheart in 2010. Read More

Lazzara Yachts assets purchased by Avanti Ocean Group

Friday, 9 January 2015

​The Avanti Ocean Group, consisting of private investor Geoff Bond and third generation Lazzara family members Joe Lazzara and Steve Lazzara, has recently purchased the assets of Lazzara Yachts, including the intellectual property and molds. The new company will do business as Lazzara Custom Yachts and Tampa Marine Services. Read More

Strider 19 delivered to 77 metre superyacht

Thursday, 8 January 2015

​Italian yard Sacs has recently launched the Strider 19, designed by Christian Grande, who styled the tender, and Naiad studio in New Zealand, who designed the hull. The Strider 19 will be used as a tender to a 77 metre superyacht. Read More

Changes to management at Westport

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Washington-based shipyard Westport LLC announced two significant changes to the company’s management structure yesterday. Alex Rogers has been appointed to the position of Director of Sales, and Ron Nugent has assumed additional responsibilities. Read More

AntiRoll, the first stabilizer for sailing yachts, achieving super (yacht) success

Monday, 22 December 2014

With the Maritime Innovation Award and a nomination for the DAME Award in the bag, METS could not have got off to a better start for DMS Holland. This promising start was paired with a fitting sequel having received a Special Mention for the AntiRoll stabilization system during the presentation of the Dame Award. Read More

Feadship Heritage Fleet and Sevenstar announce partnership

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Feadship Heritage Fleet (FHF) and Sevenstar has recently announced a partnership between the two companies. As part of the exclusive FHF, owners are able to enjoy a complimentary yacht transport service. Read More

DYT Yacht Transport Partners with OCEARCH

Friday, 12 December 2014

DYT Yacht Transport has recently announced a partnership with 38.4 metre Ocearch. The research vessel is the namesake of the non-profit organisation Ocearch, a globally recognised company for its work in ocean sustainability, and is currently making its way from Port Everglades, Florida to Brisbane, Australia onboard DYT’s 686’ flagship Yacht Express. Read More

IMS 700 welcomes first superyacht at shipyard

Friday, 12 December 2014

Just nine months after the start of building work, IMS Shipyard in Toulon Bay has announced that the first yacht at the facility has been successfully hauled out of the water by the new travelift on the IMS 700 site. The yacht was hauled out on the 10th of December, five days ahead of schedule. Read More

Kurt Fraser appointed Director of Marketing at CNI

Friday, 12 December 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International have announced the appointment of Kurt Fraser as Director of Marketing. Kurt spend the last 5 years as Sales and Marketing Director with Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. Previous positions included Project Director for leading Canadian agency, Fleming Creative Group, where he... Read More

Visiting Bond TM's Support Team

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Founded in 2007 by Will Faimatea, Bond Technology Management (Bond TM) has enjoyed an extremely successful seven years. Today, Bond TM is one of the world’s leading technical management companies for on-board audio visual, IT, communications, security and navigation systems for the most advanced superyacht new builds and refit projects. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - November/December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht World. Read More

Guidi's latest patented products

Friday, 28 November 2014

Italian company Guidi was once again present at METS, this year with an expanded exhibition space where they are presenting their full range of bronze, brass, chromium plated, nickel plated and aluminium accessories, non-stick valves, water intakes, thru hulls, water strainers, pipe fittings and valves. Read More

The latest developments at Palumbo Group

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Italian company, Palumbo Group, have been in the marine industry for over half a century. Predominantly operating in repair, construction, modification, conversion and maintenance, Palumbo are spread over five different shipyards with a total of 14 docks in Naples, Messina, Malta and Marseille. Read More

Final work in progress for IMS Shipyard

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

IMS Shipyard has released further details and a video of the progress of the extension of their facilities based in Toulon, France. The highly anticipated project is now in it’s final stages and will house up to one hundred 20 to 80 metre yachts simultaneously all year round upon completion. Read More

Lift Emotion signs large order at METS

Monday, 24 November 2014

SuperYacht Times had the opportunity to talk to Mike Brandt at the METS, of Lift Emotion. The company signed a contract for a luxury guest elevator that will feature within Echo Yachts inaugural vessel, an 84 metre superyacht that upon completion in 2015. The contract was signed at the METS. Read More

Inauguration of new Amico & Co dock

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Over the last 18 months, Amico & Co has invested around €7,000,000 into their facilities, €6 million of which was dedicated to the dry-dock project. The remaining €1,000,000 was used to develop the electrical dock system of the shipyard from 1,9MW to 5,3MW. Read More

METS 2014: New Floating Lounger by Mr Blue Sky unveiled

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The latest product from Belgian company Mr Blue Sky is ‘Jackie’, a highly conceptualised floating lounger with an ultra-strong, lightweight shell with a soft foam interior and flexible soft touch. The 8kg lounger can be used ashore thanks to the foot base, as well as offshore either out to sea behind the yacht, attached to the toy line, or even floating in the swimming pool. Read More

METS 2014: Talking to DMS at the METS

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

​At the METS this morning, I met up with DMS Holland's Arnold van Aken. DMS was just awarded a Special Mention at the 2014 DAME Awards for their AntiRoll system, which features retractable dual-axis curved low drag fins which provide stabilisation underway and at zero speed. DMS also won the Maritime Innovation award just two weeks ago. Read More

Live from Qatar: Interview with Gulf Craft's Erwin Bamps at QIBS

Saturday, 15 November 2014

"The idea is to expand the production capacity first and foremost. We have several sites in the Emirates and also in the Maldives. We have been continuously growing and despite the global recession we have been able to grow our market share." Read More

Live from Qatar: Q&A with Amer Yachts

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Permare Group was established in the ’70s and today the yard is best known for their Amer series. The Amer series currently includes models from 86, to 92, to 100 and 116 feet, altough their product range is expending, as Barbara Amerio tells me at the Qatar International Boat Show. Read More

Live from Qatar: Ulysse Nardin

Friday, 14 November 2014

Well known luxury brand Ulysse Nardin, is once again exhibiting at the Qatar International Boat Show. I sat down with Christophe Chorao, Managing Director Middle-East. Read More

DMS Holland awarded for AntiRoll Stabilisation system

Friday, 14 November 2014

DMS Holland were recently awarded the Maritime Innovation Award 2014 for their AntiRoll stabilisation system, an advanced system providing maritime stabilisation with ultimate balance both cruising and at zero-speed. Read More

Sanlorenzo Egypt opens in Hurghada - Red Sea

Friday, 14 November 2014

Sanlorenzo Egypt recently opened in the Hurghada region of the Red Sea. Local company Alkhalil Trading L.L.C will work with the Italian shipyard to introduce their yachts to Egyptian owners. The new Brand Representative office is located in Abu Tig Marina in the El Gouna resort, a popular yachting destination in the Hurghada region of the Red Sea. Read More

Product of the week: Hydromar's Seascape

Thursday, 13 November 2014

​One of the latest products from Netherlands based company, Hydromar Marine Equipment, is the SeaScape, a bathing platform for motor and sailing yachts ranging from 30-85 metres. The development of the SeaScape came as a means to supply the increasing demand from larger yachts for an extensive moving bathing platform. Read More

CMC Marine​'s​ focus​ on innovation

Monday, 10 November 2014

TItalian company CMC Marine begun life in 2005, when Alessandro Cappiello and Giustiniano Caggiano brought over 20 years of experience in the fields of engineering and naval architecture together. Read More

New Heli Hangar developed for Sea Axe vessels

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The teams at Dutch shipyards Damen and Amels have developed a fully enclosed hangar for the 67 metre superyacht, Sea Axe 6711. The shipyard’s developed the technical area for serious superyacht helicopter operations in response to feedback from a client. Read More

Yacht Intelligence reveal The Nemo Room

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Providing custom audio visual and control solutions for superyachts, Yacht Intelligence has announced a collaboration with IMAX Corporation to create the world’s first IMAX Private Theatre on board a superyacht. The concept aims to provide a groundbreaking private theatre experience where not only current... Read More

Odenwald Yacht Skills launch new website

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Offering surveying and consultancy services in the superyacht industry for more than 20 years, the German company, Odenwald Yacht Skills has announced the relaunch of a new website. The website has been divided into three main sections; yacht surveys, certifications and project services. Read More

9.5 Metre superyacht tender by Younique Yachts

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Younique Yachts delivered a 9.5 metre superyacht tender to superyacht Yalla earlier this year. The Dutch company builds custom aluminium tenders, chase-boats and RIB’s. Talking about his business model, Egbert Wattel, owner of Younique Yachts, commented "We know the yards... Read More

Camper & Nicholsons Yachts unveil plans for Sagitta 45

Friday, 31 October 2014

In addition to displaying two yacht projects at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Endeavour 42 and the Velsheda 50, Camper & Nicholsons has announced they will also unveil plans for a new sport cruiser, the 13.96 metre Sagitta 45. Read More

U-Boat Worx' new high performance HP Sport Sub 2

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Dutch submersible manufacturer, U-Boat Worx, has launched the HP Sport Sub 2, a high performance submersible easily accommodated on board any superyacht from 30 metres upwards. The HP Sport Sub 2 costs €1,000,000. Production models are scheduled for autumn 2015. Read More

Perini Navi Group and Rybovich sign Authorised Service Facility Agreement

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Both companies of the Perini Navi Group, Perini Navi and Picchiotti, have signed an Authorised Service Facility Agreement with service and refit company, Rybovich. The agreement aims to formalise and intensify their global collaboration to provide professional service and support to the fleet of Perini Navi and Picchiotti yachts on both sides of the Atlantic. Read More

Sanlorenzo Spa appoint new Group President

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo Spa has recently appointed a new Group President / General Manager, Ferruccio Rossi. Commenting on his new role with the shipyard, Rossi stated, "I am very glad to join the Sanlorenzo shipyard, a growing company with a prestigious tradition and a very important.... Read More

New 8 metre Tendershipyard 85 Open

Friday, 24 October 2014

The latest tender to be introduced by the French company Tendershipyard is the Tendershipyard 85 Open. The new 8 metre tender will be on board the 63 metre superyacht Irimari, which is currently being built at the Sunrise Shipyard in Antalya, Turkey. The tender is designed with a central console, forward VIP and a sun bathing area on the stern. Read More

Chris-Craft to debut Catalina 34 at FLIBS

Friday, 24 October 2014

U.S. shipbuilder Chris-Craft has announced the 10.36 metre Catalina 34 will make her debut at a press conference during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the end of the month. The Catalina 34 is the largest addition to the Catalina line and will be powered by triple Mercury 300 HP Verado outboard engines along with dual 16 inch multi-touch Simrad NSO evo2 displays at the helm. Read More

Moonen Shipyards appoints new sales manager

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Moonen Shipyards has announced the addition of a new manager to its sales team. Onno Laarhoven joins fellow sales manager Johan Dubbelman just as the Dutch shipyard has sold two of its new Caribbean series yachts over recent months. Read More

Gulf Craft invests $100 million in new yard

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Gulf Craft has announced it will be opening a brand new facility in Dubai Maritime City (DMC), an investment worth $100 million, taking place over the next five years The new facility will be used exclusively to build superyachts. Read More

Pepón Garriga-Nogués passes away

Thursday, 23 October 2014

One of the first people working at Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92), Pepón Garriga-Nogués passed away at the age of 56 following a long battle with cancer. Pepón Garriga-Nogués was the Managing Director of MB92 from 1991 to 1999, during which he made a great contribution to the success of the company.

Pink Lashings to support Breast Cancer Research

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The global marine transport company Peters & May has come up with a novel way to show its support for the charity Breast Cancer Clinical Trials (BCCT). The ‘Pink Lashings’ campaign uses its specially manufactured pink lashings to secure yachts during shipment with the aim of raising £25,000 for the charity. Read More

Southern Spars delivers 93 metre masts to The Netherlands

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Southern Spars has delivered two 93 metre masts to the Tripp designed 85 metre yacht under construction at Vitters Shipyard and Oceanco. This powerful rig lead to the custom development of winches, up to 40 tons, furlers and ground-breaking masts and rigging. Read More

Jamie Edmiston becomes Chief Executive of Edmiston

Monday, 20 October 2014

Nicholas Edmiston, founder of Edmiston, is to step back from the day-to-day management of the business. Jamie Edmiston has become Chief Executive, with Nicholas serving as Chairman. Nicholas Edmiston commented: “I have been involved in the yacht business for over 45 years. I am very proud to have built a business that stands for quality... Read More

Dahm International expanding

Friday, 17 October 2014

Dahm International has announced the recent addition of several new yachts to its Central Agency portfolio, widening the company’s variety of superyachts available. The announcement comes within the first six months of new management at their superyacht brokerhouse in Spain. Read More

Fraser Yachts appoints new Commercial Director

Friday, 17 October 2014

Fraser Yachts has announced their new Commercial Director of Fraser Yachts Europe - Vassilis Fotilas. Fotilas will oversee all commercial activities related to sales, charter, yacht management and new construction in Europe and Fraser Yachts’ partner offices. Born in Athens, Greece, Fotilas studied in the UK before completing his military duties in the Hellenic Navy. Read More

Job opening with Lobanov Naval Design

Monday, 13 October 2014

Igor Lobanov is inviting exterior designers and interior architects to join his team in his Italian design studio. Lobanov Naval Design is a young awards winning company specialized in designing superyachts. Igor Lobanov opened his studio 7 years ago initially in Moscow and later moved to Turin, Italy. Read More

Heinen & Hopman going green

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Netherlands based company Heinen & Hopman have been in business since 1965, but never has it been more important than right now to pay attention to sustainability and the environment. The company have fully recognised this, and as a result devote a substantial amount of time and effort to ensuring that Heinen & Hopman are doing everything they can to reduce their impact on the environment, as well as helping clients to easily reduce theirs, too. Read More

Interview with Sietse Koopmans of Zeelander Yachts

Monday, 13 October 2014

Zeelander is a company that was founded in the province of Zeeland, Holland in 2002, which is also where the name derives from. In 2008 the first yacht was introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show. I sat down with Sietse Koopmans of Zeelander, at this year’s Monaco show. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - September/October 2014

Friday, 10 October 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht World. Read More

Van Geest Design designs new X-Craft 10DER

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The new X-Craft 10DER superyacht tender has been developed by Van Geest Design in the Netherlands, with the main goal of creating a fast, multi purpose tender that was substantially different to the company’s current designs. She features naval architecture by Adam Younger. Read More

Nigel Sherlock appointed Commercial Director bluePhare

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

bluePhare, a distributor of carefully selected AV/IT products which all share a strong focus and afinity towards the yachting industry, have appointed Nigel Sherlock, formerly of Van Berge Henegouwen, as Commercial Director. This key company appointment came in to effect from 1st September 2014 and forms part of the company’s strategic and commercial development. Read More

Video of Van Oossanen Naval Architects' Hull Vane

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Heesen's latest launch, superyacht Alive, is the first to be Equipped with an under water foil, called the Hull Vane, developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. This video shows the sub-sea wing, which is designed to harness waves to produce power. As a result, Alive is 35 per cent more efficient than any other yacht of her size, in flat sea conditions.​​ Read More

TEAM Italia's innovative technologies

Monday, 6 October 2014

TEAM Italia attended the Monaco Yacht Show, where the company exhibited innovative technologies developed by its in-house R&D department. Featuring a new design and even more functions, the new I-Bridge Futura Nextgen was well received by captains and owners. Several superyachts that feature TEAM Italia’s innovations and was also present at the show. Read More

A tribute to Roberto Migliaccio

Friday, 3 October 2014

The team at Fraser Yachts has sadly announced the loss of a valued team member shortly before the Monaco Yacht Show last week, Roberto Migliaccio. The company released the following statement to commemorate and celebrate Roberto’s life. “Roberto was one of the employees who worked the longest at Fraser Yachts; he had been part of the Fraser team for over 11 years, and was one of the finest Technical Superintendents. Read More

Hydros presents the 1st flying yacht in Monaco

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Hydros Innovation engineering firm exhibited a scaled-down version of its patented HY-X prototype during the Monaco Yacht Show last week. The prototype is the first efficient, hybrid flying yacht ever to be designed. Read More

New European speed record by Abel Yachts

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Croatian shipyard Abel Yachts has recently set a new European speed record by their LightWave Ampere 5.5 metre fully fitted out yacht tender. Witnessed and certified by the Croatian Register of Shipping, the new record is now set at 32.9 knots. Read More

New bespoke veterinary service launched to superyacht industry

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A new company has been launched in order to cater to transient superyachts carrying pets on board. Founded by Dr Siobhan Brade, Superyacht Vet Service was begun after Brade worked on several yachts as a veterinary advisor, including the 42 metre The Big Blue and the 90 metre Athena. Read More

Oliver Stacey Design launch new website

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Oliver Stacey Design has announced the launch of a brand new website showcasing the British designer’s concepts, projects and philosophy. The site focuses on conveying Oliver’s holistic and meticulous approach to both motor and sailing yachts. Read More

OneOcean Ventures launch at the Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Announcing their launch at this years Monaco Yacht Show, OneOcean Ventures is a new provider of services and facilities to the upper end of the superyacht industry, as well as a trusted adviser to superyacht owners. With operations based out of Barcelona and South Florida, the company is the result of a collaboration between the Salamanca Group and the renowned American entrepreneurial family, the Huizenga's. Read More

Videoworks launch new website

Monday, 29 September 2014

Italian company Videoworks has recently announced the launch of a brand new website. They are currently attending the Monaco Yacht Show, where they will be showcasing several new AV and IT solutions on their stand. Founded in 1998 the company were initially focused on delivering systems for conferences.. Read More

Hodgdon appoints new European sales and marketing director

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Hodgdon has recently opened a Monaco based office, appointing a new European sales and marketing director in the process. Cyril Le Sourd will be operating out of Monaco, and is charged with developing Hodgdon’s business activities for new sailing and motor yachts, custom tenders and superyacht interiors within the region. Read More

Closer look at Constellation Custom Tenders

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Constellation Custom Tenders from Custom Yacht Outfitters are focused on three core aspects; safety, comfort and functionality. Offering three different models, the tenders range from 6 metres to 8.5 metres. The RM 169R is a retro styled runabout currently powered by a jet turbine, hybrid-electric power pack ensuring exacting performance when desired... Read More

Evander Broekman announces collection of luxury safes

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Evander Broekman has announced the launch of an exclusive collection of high security certified luxury safes. The handcrafted safes feature the highest security class, certified insurance cover and customised design. The collection are set to become a distinguished time piece in their own right, whilst providing the assurance that personal collectables are truly safeguarded with the highest grade insurance cover. Read More

Interview with Mike Brandt of Lift Emotion

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

"We specialize in far away countries, where there are not many people that can make high-end elevators and also not elevators on a ship. At lift emotion, 99% of our work is on ships. And of that I think at this moment 80% is on yachts, which shows you that we are dedicated and that we put our emotion in that type of work". Read More

Anthony Berman joins Bond TM as operations manager

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, Bond Technology Management has announced the appointment of Anthony Berman. A professional engineer with 25 years’ experience in telecommunications, automation/instrumentation and the application of new technologies, he will work alongside the teams leading each of Bond’s areas of activity. Read More

Oculus Technologies launch Odyss

Monday, 22 September 2014

​Oculus Technologies has recently announced the the launch of their latest product, Odyss. This latest addition to their infotainment product range offers owners and guests a unique insight into the intelligence behind their onboard journey whilst simultaneously serving as an exclusive design feature. Read More

Roll damping system for superyachts launched

Monday, 22 September 2014

I recently attended the launch of a new roll damping system for superyachts from DMS Holland. Launched on 12th September, the event included a presentation on how the AntiRoll system works. The aim of the system is to achieve the highest level of comfort possible on board a superyacht, without a constant to and fro motion.​​ Read More

Sea Level Yacht Design & Engineering

Friday, 19 September 2014

Dutch company, Sea Level Yacht Design & Engineering, is a company focused on creating custom built yachts that accommodate the owner’s personal desires with innovative, technical solutions. After studying naval architecture together, founding partners Jeroen van der Knaap and Bastiën Ligthart coincidentally became colleagues at the renowned shipyard, Feadship. Read More

Product of the Week: Sea-Raft's custom built work rafts

Thursday, 18 September 2014

​Providing custom built work rafts, the Sea-Raft company is dedicated to delivering high quality rafts to superyachts and water sports clubs regardless of transport or storage constraints. Created for a variety of professional and leisure purposes, the Rafts can be used as a wash down/repair raft, as well as a jet ski/tender, sea kayak and windsurf station and a dive station. Read More

Design your tender at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

​Superyacht Tenders and Toys will be attending this years upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, and will be offering a service to ‘Design a Superyacht Tender’ on their stand. The company states, “We regularly get involved in the design and concept stages of custom and bespoke tenders and have a proven track record with a large... Read More

Interview with Jeroen Sirag, export director Holland Yachting Group

Monday, 15 September 2014

Small country, Big influence As export director of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group, Jeroen Sirag is well placed to explain why such a small country like the Netherlands has such a big influence in the superyacht world. How did a small country become such a big player in a global market? Read More

Oculus Technologies launch 2 new YachtEye interactive features

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Oculus Technologies have launched 2 new features to the interactive guest infotainment platform, YachtEyeTM. The expanded and improved Touchscreen system feature now includes increased functionality, design features and additional bespoke options, whilst the new Application Programming Interface (API) offers a more interactive user experience via third party control platforms.

Fort Lauderdale Pier 66 Marina nearing completion

Friday, 5 September 2014

​It’s first renovation in over 50 years since opening it’s doors, Pier 66 Marina in Fort Lauderdale has announced that phase one of the two-phase, $20 million renovation project is complete. Phase one covers a section of more than half a mile of new parallel dockage along the Mercedes River and Marion Canal. Read More

SYT partners with Superyacht Distribution

Friday, 5 September 2014

The recently published inaugural issue of The SuperYacht Times newspaper will be distributed by Superyacht Distribution in the Mediterranean. The company will hand deliver the SuperYacht Times to all the superyachts between Marseille and Genoa, as well as Mallorca. Read More

Oxygène Yachts selects Couach shipyard as construction partner

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Air Range from Oxygène Yachts will be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The Air 66, Air 77W and Air 99 have all been added to the range this year in addition to the original Air 77, the prototype of which was presented at Cannes 2013. Read More

Yacht Living Solutions

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Founded by Mathew Gunther and Henrik Dahlen, Yacht Living Solution’s opened their doors in 2013. Today, the Netherlands based company offers a 24/7 professional service and support of entertainment, IT, CCTV and lighting and security systems on board superyachts. Read More

Ferretti Group approves €80 million share capital increase

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Ferretti Group has announced that the Shareholders' Meeting of Ferretti International Holding S.p.A. (FIH), sole shareholder of Ferretti, resolved an €80 million share capital increase in cash to support the Group's new Industrial Plan. FIH is the holding company of Ferretti, in which the reference shareholder Weichai Group Holding Hong Kong Investment Co. Ltd. Read More

Burgess announces full integration of OceanStyle

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The superyacht brokerage firm Burgess has announced the full integration of sister company OceanStyle into the global Burgess brand. Formed by Burgess in 2005 to meet the needs of a vigorous semi-production superyacht market, OceanStyle has grown steadily in its nine year existence, firmly establishing itself as a successful international player. Read More

Tender of the Month: The Kormaran, a new class of boat

Monday, 1 September 2014

​In addition to the common classes of boats, monohull, catamaran and trimaran, the vision of a new class of boat emerges on the horizon, the Kormaran, with a design that aims to connect the world of luxury yachts with the world of super sports cars.The boat can transform even when driving. Read More

Benetti appoints Chief Commercial Officer, new chairman for Fraser Yachts

Monday, 1 September 2014

​As of today, Fabio Ermetto is the new Chief Commercial Officer of Benetti, part of the Azimut | Benetti Group. The 42-years-old manager has worked in the yachting industry for over 15 years and in his new role he will be responsible for further enhancing the commercial development of Benetti, particularly in markets with a high growth rate. Read More

Introducing Mr Smith Consultancy multimedia solutions

Friday, 29 August 2014

​Mr Smith Entertainment has announced they have renamed the company to Mr Smith Consultancy, and rebranded their products as LAVIE. Offering unprecedented systems for the superyacht industry, combining unrivalled quality and extremely low prices, the young, professional company offers total advanced multimedia solutions for at home or on boats. Read More

Flying tender of Berzinc

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

We recently came across this video, of the very unusual tender of the 42.68 metre Berzinc. The tender, produced by Polaris Motor srl, separates itself from others by its ability to fly. It allows visitors of the yacht to travel short distances safely by air without any complications.​​ Read More

Cantiere delle Marche appoints Denison Super Yacht Division

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Cantiere delle Marche has appointed Denison Super Yacht Division as the US exclusive dealer for their new range of explorer yachts. The two companies have worked closely for several months, resulting in the sale of a Darwin Class 102’ (formerly 96’) and the signature of one letter of intent on a Darwin Class 96’. Read More

Shipyard Focus: Bilgin Yachts

Monday, 25 August 2014

Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts is a fifth generation family business building luxury yachts for over 85 years, and are a major, integral player in the Turkish Yachting Industry. The shipyard leads a highly skilled team that are able to cater for clients interested in wood-composite (cold-moulded), steel or aluminium build or, indeed, a combination of the three. Read More

Quarterly newspaper The SuperYacht Times published

Thursday, 21 August 2014

SuperYacht ​ Company ​,​ the world’s largest provider of superyacht news, photos and information, are pleased to announce that the inaugural summer/autumn edition of The SuperYacht Times newspaper has been published. The newspaper presents the most interesting and relevant news and articles from the superyacht industry. Read More

Interview with Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Jan-Jaap Minnema is a broker who has taken the time to learn the craft of his profession from as many angles as possible, and has taken great pleasure in doing so. Starting within the industry as a charter skipper, and going on to oversee the complete rebuild of a 40-metre schooner, Minnema turned a degree in economics to good use with a brokerage role in Antibes. Read More

Interview with Andrea Carlevaris, founder of ACP

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

SuperYacht Times recently had the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Carlevaris, founder of the international company Andrea Carlevaris & Partners (ACP) with offices in Monaco and Italy. ACP specializes in naval engineering, project management, and surveying. Read More

Tender Shipyard’s new 8.5m TS85 tender

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tender Shipyard has released more information about their latest tender, the 8.5 metre TS85. She boasts naval architecture by Phillipe Cabon. The vessel will be powered by a Volvo D3-220 Duo Prop : 220 Hp engine as standard, with the option of jet option Yanmar 260 hp engines. Read More

Mondo Marine Chairman buys into Bank Montepaschi Siena

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Alessandro Falciai, the Chairman of Mondo Marine SpA, has confirmed to, his entry in the shareholding structure of the Bank Montepaschi Siena. Mr. Falciai confirms the news reported in the last days by the Italian press. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - July/August 2014

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht World. Read More

Sunreef creates foldable mast

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sunreef Yachts has released this photo of a folding mast on one of its large 24 metre+ catamarans The mast was created specifically for one of Sunreef' s clients. The idea of a the folding mast came up in order to lower the airdraft from 38.5 metre to 24 metre. The carbon fiber mast folds forward in its middle section at a 90 degree angle. Read More

Oculus Technologies launches Engine Room App

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Oculus Technologies have taken their experience in the field of interactive onboard infotainment to a new and more in-depth “technical” level. Their latest software development offers a virtual and interactive experience of the heart of the yacht and the technical systems that keep her running. Read More

Daniel Ziriakus appointed as COO at N&J

Monday, 14 July 2014

Northrop & Johnson has announce the arrival of Daniel Ziriakus as chief operating officer (COO). This is not the first time Daniel has moved to N&J. In 2010, Daniel already made the move to Northrop & Johnson as Director of Marketing where he reorganized the brand, taking it through a global repositioning. Read More

The importance of early tsunami alerts

Friday, 11 July 2014

Within the past decade, two major tsunamis have impacted entire ocean basins: The tsunami that was generated from an earthquake near Sumatra in 2004 and another offshore Japan in 2011. Since then, technology and advisories on these events have improved greatly in providing warnings to coastal areas and mariners at sea for such large events. Read More

VBH adds Ming steward call system to product range

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

​Provider of luxury technology and IT systems for superyachts, VBH, have introduced the Ming steward call system alongside its own steward call technology to its superyacht clients. The system is exceptionally easy to use with a compact cylinder and a single, large button on the top. Read More

Speaking with NDA at SO!Dalian about Chinese yachting sector

Monday, 7 July 2014

NDA is a French company established in China in 2001. Specialising in comprehensive design, including architecture, planning and interior design, NDA are pioneers of the China boating industry and have big plans for the future development of this sector. We recently talked to Laura Qiu, NDA's Vice President and Business Director, who explained this movement. Read More

Respected member of the charter community, Rikki Davis, passes away

Friday, 4 July 2014

The team at Churchill Yacht Partners have sadly announced the death of Rikki Davis on June 29th. Rikki was an icon in the industry, being one of the pioneers in the world of yacht charter. "Rikki lived life to the fullest, and when she wasn't out conquering and exploring the world, she was a devoted wife and animal lover. She earned every bit of success she enjoyed." Read More

Gulf Craft appoints new CEO

Monday, 30 June 2014

Gulf Craft today announced the promotion of Erwin Bamps to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the company, following a meeting of the Board that recognized Bamps' sterling contribution to growing the company's international scale and presence. Bamps joined Gulf Craft in 2002 and has been instrumental in building the business. Read More

The new 14m Revolver 44GT

Friday, 27 June 2014

Revolver Boats has announced they are ready to launch the Revolver 44GT. The core concept underlying the boat is the idea of transferring the qualities of a grand touring car to the sea. The result is an elite, high performance vessel with sporty lines, comfort and safety, and an optimal range for long crossings. Read More

Frauscher launches the new 747 Mirage tender

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Frauscher has introduced the 747 Mirage, designed by studio Kiska alongside hydrodynamic expert, Harry Miesbauer. With features suggestive of a supercar design such as the Z shaped split line, low nose and exaggerated feautre lines, the 747 Mirage emphasises Frauscher’s racing heritage.  A lot of attention was paid to elongate the waterlines... Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - June/July 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business. Read More

The first SWATH superyacht tender unveiled

Friday, 20 June 2014

Introduced at the Electric & hybrid Marine World Expo 2014, the SWATH Electra Glide Limousine Tender is the world’s first carbon neutral solar hybrid megayacht tender that combines the environmental benefits of solar electric sustainability with the no sea sickness comfort of an anti-roll SWATH vessel. Read More

Wider launches first Wider 32’ tender

Friday, 20 June 2014

At the beginning of the year Wider announced the start of the production of the newest addition to the Wider fleet, Wider 32'. Beginning on 13th June, the three day world preview of the tender took place in Ancona, Italy, and brilliantly ended on Sunday 15th June. The event was significant for Tilli Antonelli and the Wider team. Read More

Third issue of tablet magazine SuperYacht Experience released

Thursday, 19 June 2014

SuperYacht Experience is a top quality, monthly tablet magazine published by SuperYacht Company and produced by PlusNewMedia. The magazine presents the very best news and articles from around the industry with breathtaking professional photography, and in depth interviews with industry leaders. Read More

Alberto Perrone Da Zara joins Lürssen sales team

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Lürssen has appointed Alberto Perrone Da Zara to support their sales team. Alberto, who has extensive experience in the industry, joins the shipyard to further strengthen its position and brand recognition. "This job is a huge challenge", says Alberto. "Lürssen is an awe inspiring shipyard with four large locations that are all impressively equipped..." Read More

The new 6.50 metre Sport Runabout tender

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The new 6.50 metre Sport Runabout from Henry Ward Design will be built by the team at Cockwells, and has been noted for her unique asymmetric styling and a driver-focused design with a supportive driving seat, large centrally positioned rev counter and throttle controls for the 155hp Weber motor which will propel this jet driven runabout up to 34 knots. Read More

Ferretti announce new CEO, Alberto Galassi

Monday, 2 June 2014

​The Ferretti Group has announced Alberto Galassi as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Ferruccio Rossi. Alberto Galassi is an authority on international affairs and an attorney specialising in international law. This change is representative of a consolidation/relaunching place focused on the conception of a new range of products... Read More

Yachting Developments now offering refit service

Monday, 2 June 2014

​Yachting Developments has recently diversified to provide a full service offering for yachts, including refit work, survey work and haul outs, interior fittings and new build work. Over the last 18 months the company has implemented leaner, more efficient and cost effective work methods. The team has been hard at work on a wide range of projects... Read More

Expansion at Holland Jachtbouw's shipyard in Zaandam

Friday, 30 May 2014

​The foundations of the new building works at Holland Jachtbouw’s shipyard were recently laid by the Mayor of Zaandam, Geke Feber, in preparation for the new halls and offices. Phase One is due to be completed towards the end of 2014 with a new 60 metre x 26 metre state of the art 18 metre high build hangar. Read More

Record Performance for Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Monday, 26 May 2014

​Sevenstar Yacht Transport’s Services are enjoying unprecedented demand for their services in their second quarter, making more than 70 port calls in April worldwide and shipping 200 yachts to the Mediterranean in just one month alone. May is traditionally a busy month for Sevenstar as yacht owners prepare for their summer vacations. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - May/June 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business. Read More

DMS Holland introduces RotorSwing roll damping system with Zero Speed functionality

Thursday, 15 May 2014

​Following extensive engineering and a period of comprehensive testing, DMS Holland has recently launched RotorSwing Zero Speed to the market. This system not only dampens rolling whilst sailing but also whilst the yacht is stationary or at anchor. Instead of traditional fins, the RotorSwing roll damping system uses rapidly rotating cylinders. Read More

Nauta Design ​unveils ​14.4 ​m​etre​ Toy Tender 47

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​Nauta Design ​has unveiled the ​14.4​ ​m etre​ Toy Tender 47’​, a 14.4 metre ​tender designed for Toy Marine. The Tender’s exterior design features a modern superstructure, wide deck space and seamless access to the sea from a low deck level. The large cockpit, open transom, comfortable dinette under the deckhouse... Read More

Tender of the month: The X-Craft Elite 8.0

Thursday, 8 May 2014

X-Craft is a company passionate about delivering the best in luxury performance RIB’s and superyacht tenders. With every X-Craft built in the Netherlands, they proudly strive to create tenders that are able to withstand the roughest of conditions in absolute comfort without making any compromises to its performance capabilities. Read More

Riva unveils new 88’ Miami Project

Monday, 5 May 2014

​The 88’ Miami features an exclusive Ferretti Group patent, the Convertible Top system. This system will be installed on this new project for the very first time. The standard version, 88’ Miami is fitted with two MTU 16V 2000 M93, 2435 mhp, which allow a maximum speed of 38.5 and a cruising speed of 34 knots... Read More

DYT Yacht Transport assists superyacht in Transat AG2R La Mondiale

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Super Servant 4 assisted racing sailors Thierry Chabagny and Erwan Tabarly aboard their dismasted yacht Gedimat, which had radioed the ship for help on April 23. The 32 foot Figaro Beneteau II is competing in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale, a 3890 mile double-handed race that began on April 6. Read More

Mondo Marine sets up new Monaco office

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

SYBAss member Mondo Marine has announced that they have now set up Mondo Marine MC. In the first half of 2013 Mondo Marine S.p.A. was taken over by Mr. Alessandro Falciai and Mr. Roberto Zambrini who officially sealed the acquisition of the company’s brand and production site on May 30, 2013. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - April/May 2014

Friday, 25 April 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business.

Zeelander Yachts Welcome New VP of Sales

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Zeelander Yachts are pleased to announce that Andrea Armas has recently joined the team as Vice President of Sales. Founded in the province of Zeeland, the Netherlands, in 2002 by Sietse Koopmans, Zeelander Yachts is a high level standard and semi-custom yacht builder, which stands for timeless beauty, technical finesse, quality and performance. Read More

Dahm International under new ownership

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​In the course of the reorganisation of dahm international, the brokerage department has been outsourced in April 2014. New owners Lukas Stratmann and Christian Hausser will be responsible for the management of the new brokerage company from April 1st 2014. In his function as honorary president of dahm international... Read More

Edward Pegan joins Ocean Independence

Friday, 18 April 2014

​The Ocean Independence Group has announced the appointment of Edward Pegan as Director of Business Development of the companies yacht management division, Ocean Management. Joining Ocean from BWA Yachting, where he was instrumental in the founding and growth of the company. Read More

Videowork introduces MyCerberus service

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Videowork has introduced the MyCerberus service, which takes its name from the Greek myth of Cerberus to symbolize a guardian difficult to overcome. The exclusive service makes it possible to intervene immediately in case of a fault in the installed systems (home automation, audio / video, entertainment, security cameras, video conferencing systems,), even before the customer can notice or detect them. Read More

GBS brings 4 superyachts to the Mediterranean

Monday, 31 March 2014

It was a sight to match for sightseers in Poole/Dorset last weekend: Global Boat Shipping loaded 4 super yachts for the Mediterranean. The largest yacht was a Sunseeker Predator M5, accompanied by two 28m yachts, also Sunseekers. Poole is the home of luxury motorboat manufacturer Sunseeker. The fourth yacht was a 17m yacht from Princess Yachts in. Read More

Front Street Shipyard Expands Facility to Bucksport, Maine

Friday, 28 March 2014

​Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, has increased its capacity by adding a new facility located in the neighboring town of Bucksport. The additional building houses a team of composites experts who are currently beginning construction on a line of 30-foot multihull boats for Trefoil Marine. Read More

Bluewater announces new partnership with the Interior Training Academy

Friday, 28 March 2014

The Bluewater training team has announced that from the 1st of April 2014, the company will be offering a 5 day entry programme in association with the Interior Training Academy, run by Abacus & March. Read More

Overmarine sells the first Mangusta 110 to European owner

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Overmarine unveiled the new Mangusta 110 and now the company has announced the sale of the fast open sport yacht to an European owner. The Mangusta 110 features a new guest area on the flybridge, in addition to an extended lounge area on the bow, one of Mangusta’s trademark features. Read More 


Esenyacht opens new composite facility

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Esenyacht has officially opened what is now one of Turkey’s leading facilities for the production of composite components and structures for yachts of all types. While there are a number of yards in the country with composite capabilities Esenyacht now has not only the most modern at its headquarters in Bodrum...Read More

Nigel Upton joins Marina Port Vell as Senior Sales Manager

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Marina Port Vell, Barcelona has announced that Nigel Upton has joined MPV as Senior Sales Manager effective 10th March 2014. Of paramount importance, Nigel has a diversified superyacht background with direct experience in sales, management, customer service and time at sea. “We are excited that Nigel has agreed to join our sales team,” says Norma Trease.​ Read More

Azimut | Benetti to display 6 yachts at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

​From 27-30 March 2014, Azimut | Benetti Group is once again among the headliners at Hainan Rendez-Vous. In Hainan, visitors can admire the Azimut Atlantis 34, the Azimut Magellano 50, and models from the Flybridge collection. Read More

Hargrave executive Thomas C. Joyce passes away

Friday, 21 March 2014

Thomas C. Joyce, an executive with Hargrave Custom Yachts in Fort Lauderdale, died peacefully on March 7, 2014 under the care of hospice at the Manor Pines skilled nursing facility in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Mr. Joyce was 79 and leaves behind two sons, Thomas and Edward Joyce of Haverford, PA... Read More

DFMarine launches newly redesigned website

Friday, 21 March 2014

DF Marine has announce the launch of their newly redesigned website. The new website of DF Marine includes all of the latest information that we would wish to pass on to our customers together with other news and items of interest. DF Marine's 'can do' attitude is always at the centre of its business strategy. Read More

Hodgdon Custom Tenders opens Damariscotta facility

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Hodgdon Shipbuilding has announced the official opening of its operation in Damariscotta, Hodgdon Custom Tenders. After greatly expanding the workforce and presence in East Boothbay and elsewhere on the peninsula, Hodgdon was fortunate to find a facility immediately available in the region. Read More

The innovative Reversys Boat concept

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Being both a concept and a novel design made in Switzerland, Reversys Boat offers a new comfort of use and also undeniable safety thanks to its retractable hardtop roofs. It is really a novel concept which provides demanding users with a solution. The boat is ready to navigate in just a few effortless minutes. Read More

Yacht Captains Association launched

Monday, 17 March 2014

Captains Michael Schueler and Ian Bone today announced that the Yacht Captains Association, Inc. (YCA), a non-profit corporation based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has formally entered into a partnership with Ziebart Consulting, LLC to provide management services associated with the formation and launch of the YCA. Read More

Alex Hull and Polina Parshina launch new design consultancy

Monday, 17 March 2014

Hull Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio with the ethos that lies in exploring the relationship between traditional craftsmanship, modern technology and organic design. The studio work includes commissions for yacht and residential projects, as well as art furniture, product design and installations. Read More

San Juan Composites introduces the new SanJuan32 RIB

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

San Juan Composites LLC has introduce the new San Juan 32 RIB, the first offering in a new series of rigid inflatable boats (RIB). At 32’-3” L.O.A. x 10’- 3” beam inflated, our SJ32 RIB offers a premium level of interior space in a highly functional interior / exterior pilothouse layout. the pilothouse offers both an open aft pilothouse with canvas enclosure or a removable composite aft bulkhead. Read More

QIBS lends support to sunreef presentation in Doha

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

​Organisers of The Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) were delighted to lend their support at a special VIP presentation of a new super yacht project, the revolutionary Trimaran Power 210 by Sunreef Yachts in Doha’s Four Seasons Hotel, on March 2nd... Read More

Hodgon Yachts announces one of the largest hull infusions ever in USA

Monday, 10 March 2014

Hodgdon Yachts today announced the successful infusion of a 100ft carbon fibre hull mould. The mould to be used for a pre-preg carbon hull is one of the largest single hull infusions ever done in the USA and one of a handful of this scale worldwide. "The amount of planning, organization and coordina- tion required to effect this successful work is formidable". Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport moves 8 Princess yachts

Monday, 10 March 2014

​Sevenstar Yacht Transport and Princess Motor Yachts Sales have been longtime partners when it comes to the shipment of luxury Princess Yachts from Southampton to clients all over the world.No less than eight brand new Princess yachts were loaded on the Erasmusgracht, one of Sevenstar Yacht Transport’s modern vessels. Read More

Ribbon unveils new R27 tender

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The objective is to give enthusiasts a boat of their dreams, a boat that is fun to use as a day boat while still being practical as a tender. A must have boat with unique styling and design choices for driving both lakes and the sea. Once a dream, now there is the Ribbon R27. Driven by one but enjoyed by seven. Read More

DeepFlight Hydrobatic Craft to be Introduced at Dubai Boat Show - newest luxury toy for super yachts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Hawkes Ocean Technologies announced today that the Company will be introducing its next generation DeepFlight Hydrobatic Craft at the Dubai International Boat Show, March 4-8 2014. Hawkes Ocean Technologies has transformed the traditional manned vehicle into high-performance craft that provide an unparalleled flight. Read More

Jarrett Bay Acquires 30,000 sq. ft. Ultra-Modern Repair Facility

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Jarrett Bay Boatworks has added an ultra-modern, 30,000 sq. ft. indoor, heated facility situated on a 2.2 acre site to the list of amenities they offer at their 175-acre Marine Industrial Park. Designed to accommodate up to two 100-foot vessels side-by-side with a 55′ clearance, this acquisition marks the third parcel recently added to Jarrett Bay’s coffers. Read More

New director at Van Berge Henegouwen

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Imtech Marine has appointed Terry van Velzen as Director of Van Berge Henegouwen installaties B.V. (VBH) as per 1 March 2014. Van Berge Henegouwen is a well-known international technology partner in the field of entertainment, IT, communication, security and control systems on board of super yachts. Read More

Irina Martynova joins Kevin Glancy

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Kevin Glancy has welcomed on board the newest member of the Kevin Glancy team: Irina Martynova.​ Irina joins as Project Co-ordinator, and brings with her a wealth of experience in customer service and international client management from her previous roles within blue chip companies in the banking, airline and FMCG sectors. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - February/March 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business.

Major changes coming for the use of Burma teak

Monday, 24 February 2014

As we informed you in November, the Myanmar (Burma) Government is not banning all exports of Teakwood. The proposed ban will eliminate the export of round logs. Logs cut into sawn timber or further processed into furniture, yacht decking, or other semi-finished and finished products can still be exported. Read More

Castoldi introduces largest jet tender to date

Friday, 21 February 2014

Castoldi have introduced the Jet Tender 33 model, the largest model in their tender range and is the only one equipped with two waterjet drives and two engines. Clients can choose between the Yanmar 260 HP, for a top speed of 40 knots or the Mercruiser 350 HP for a top speed of 45 knots. Read More

State-of-the-Art, lightweight Retractable Propulsion System for superyachts

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Ship Motion Group supplies state-of-the-art Retractable Propulsion Systems, Gyrostabilizers and Flexible couplings for the international superyacht market. We met up with Jan Bruggeman and Wouter Kloppenburg, two former key members of Amartech BV, who founded Ship Motion Group BV, to discuss their product range. Read More

Titans of boat shipping partner to serve the world

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Now that the partnership between leading yacht transport companies DYT Yacht Transport and Sevenstar Yacht Transport has been finalized, it’s great news for yacht owners who, by choice or necessity, depend on the shipping of their prized possessions to various ports around the world. Read More

User-friendliness key at Mr Smith Entertainment

Friday, 14 February 2014

​With Mr Smith Entertainment, flexibility is key. Reflecting the company's core philosophy of simplicity and user-friendliness, they have even shortened the address of their website, to simply Mr Smith offers an integrated system for superyachts, that allows guests to play their favourite content whenever they please. Read More

V-Type introduces the classic SL7 tender

Friday, 14 February 2014

V-type has introduced a classic new model to its popular range. The sleek lines and agility of this new SL7 model have been based upon the original classic inboard engine tender range that was launched at MYS some years ago. The SL7 is available as standard in white or as a bespoke finish, the flying arch folds down neatly to leave an uncluttered space. Read More

Recruitment drive at BMT Nigel Gee to meet expanding workload

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced expansion activity at its offices in Southampton to meet a large increase in design work. BMT Operates across four principal market sectors. Read More

Stephens Waring unveils 20's era tender design

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

​In upstate New York, the lakes are frozen and the mountains buried in snow, but in preparation for the thaw, mahogany is being sawn as the latest creation takes shape at Reuben Smith’s Tumblehome Boatshop. Located in Gold Cup country near Lake George, Tumblehome has a reputation for thoughtful and rigorous restorations of antique raceboats and runabouts in gleaming varnish and polished brass. Read More

EYOS Expeditions appoints Julian Chang

Friday, 7 February 2014

EYOS Expeditions Ltd announced today that it has appointed Julian Chang, well known as one of the leading figures in Asian yachting, as its exclusive representative in Asia. Chang said, “EYOS takes discerning clients to the worldʼs most wild or culturally rich locations in extraordinary luxury and safety". Read More

Second issue of iPad magazine SuperYacht Experience released

Friday, 7 February 2014

We are proud to announce the release of the second edition of SuperYacht Experience, the bi-monthly iPad magazine published by SuperYacht Company and produced by Plus New Media. Interactive content, video's, interviews and full photo features are just part of what you can expect. In this issue, I travelled to the Cote d'Azur to step on board superyacht Galactica Star and Lady M. Read More

Bluewater and Diamond Diving join forces

Friday, 7 February 2014

The bluewater training team has announced that they are now able to offer 3 levels of PADI courses in partnership with Diamond Diving. Courses will begin in March 2014 and will take place at Diamond Diving’s PADI 5* IDC resort in Golfe Juan. Read More

Yacht Intelligence launches new website

Thursday, 6 February 2014

UK based, superyacht custom audio-visual and control specialist, Yacht Intelligence has launched a new website. The company’s new website provides visitors with a clear overview of the range of services that Yacht Intelligence offers, from AV to Control Systems or Lighting and Structured Cabling. Read More

Christian Grande unveils Strider 22 megarib

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Christian Grande has teamed up with Sacs Marine to launch the Strider 22 megarib concept, which could well be the ultimate chase tender for a large mothership. The vessel’s size is remarkable for this type of boat, and features a smart layout. The yacht’s interior is fully customizable by the owner. A variety of configurations are already developed. Read More

8 Metre superyacht tender by TGMD

Monday, 3 February 2014

Tim Gilding Marine Design has revealed their latest creation: an 8m tender/cruiser that draws inspiration from classic Chris Craft and Riva runabouts. Drawing stylistic inspiration from the old, while using modern technology and materials, TGMD has created a uniquely modernised classic cruiser. Read More

New Regulations for Charter and VAT in Croatia for upcoming season

Friday, 31 January 2014

Dorijan Dujmic, Managing Partner of BWA Yachting – Croatia has just returned from a meeting at the Ministry in Zagreb regarding VAT on charter and other related issues. There are several important updates.  It is recommended to all third country flagged, 40m+ yachts, to start immediately the process of applying for the charter license. Read More

Dutch business aviation and superyacht industry strengthen their ties

Friday, 31 January 2014

Four Dutch companies have signed a Letter of Intent to increase further cooperation in the field of design manufacturing and refurbishment of business jet interiors. JetSupport, Struik & Hamerslag Aviation, Wetzels Brown Partners and Zijlstra International Decoration have recognized the synergies between the superyacht and business aviation industry at an early stage. Read More

New Managing Director at CCS Yacht Coating Services

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

After over 20 years at the helm of CCS Yacht Coating Services, Joop Ellenbroek today announces that the companies’ shares have been purchased by Paul J. Bournas, effectively changing the companies’ ownership. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches Galactica Star iPad App

Friday, 24 January 2014

Heesen Yachts has launched a new iPad App featuring the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement yacht Galactica Star. Galactica Star, with a top speed of over 28 knots but using 20 per cent less fuel than conventional yachts represents a true revolution in the superyacht industry. Read More

Aviso, a new service in yacht crew recruitment

Friday, 24 January 2014

Recently set up by Yachtmaster Alexis Hindle, Aviso recognises the need for an improved service within the crew placement sector of yachting. The believe that quality crew, and longevity, are the backbone of a good team, it is this that drives the company to provide the best possible candidates, whilst at the same time developing an individual’s career. Read More

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group joins Port of Gulfport as newest tenant

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Inc.—a manufacturer of a variety of ocean-going and inland marine vessels for commercial and military markets as well as the Trinity Yachts brand— announced today its expansion by signing a three-year lease with one-year options with the Port of Gulfport. Read More

First look at Chris Craft Launch 36

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Chris-Craft will unveil the all new Launch 36 on February 13th. The Launch 36 will be the newest and largest addition to the Launch line-up for Chris-Craft. The Launch 36 is primarily a large day boat, with overnight facilities, designed for having fun on the water. The new model is designed with a full walk around deck. Read More

Oculus Technologies expands infotainment product range

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Oculus Technologies has announced the addition of YachtEye XS to their product port- folio. This new solution provides complete plug ‘n play onboard infotainment via iPads which is big on features but compact in format and configuration. Suitable for yachts of all sizes, both new build and retrofit projects, XS is fit for purpose and easy to install. Read More

Videoworks lands large contract with Pryde Yachts

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

2014 Opens for Videoworks with the major contract to design and implement the home automation system/ lights, entertainment and audio / video of the 88.8 meters M/Y Illusion, under construction at Pryde Yachts. Work includes the design and implementing an A/V cabling and network system including the possibilities of upgrades. Read More

Enrico Dell’Artino appointed CEO of Perini Navi

Monday, 20 January 2014

The Board of Directors of Perini Navi has appointed Enrico Dell’Artino, who was already a Board member, as the Company’s new CEO. The appointment follows the resignation for personal reasons of Giancarlo Ragnetti, who will be stay on as Board member. Enrico Dell’Artino will be supported by two expert managers. Read More

YachtAid Global makes large donation to the Philippines

Friday, 17 January 2014

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, claiming thousands of lives and affecting over ten million people. In response, YachtAid Global (YAG) and Remote Medical International (RMI) worked together to quadruple funds received through each company’s matching donation campaigns. Read More

Reduction of employees at Fitzroy Yachts

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Fitzroy Yachts has a long history as one of the world’s leading sailing yacht builders, and has been the recipient of several significant awards. The yard is extremely proud of our fleet of superyachts, and above all of the talented staff who bring these beautiful projects to reality. Like a large number of our fellow yacht builders, we have felt the effects of the 2008 Global Financial CrisisRead More

Original stern of Drettmann Explorer Yacht at Dusseldorf show

Thursday, 16 January 2014

In the summer of 2013, Drettmann laid the keel of a 24 metre explorer yacht at the Dutch Acico shipyard in Enkhuizen. The Explorer, designed by Drettmann Yachts and Focus Yacht Design, will feature a diesel-electric POD drive system. It has been designed for a top speed of 13 knots and a range of 5,000nm. Read More

Hodgdon Yachts and Boothbay Region Boatyard Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

Thursday, 16 January 2014

 Hodgdon Yachts and Boothbay Region Boatyard announced today they have signed a letter of intent to merge Boothbay Region Boatyard in Southport and Wotton’s Wharf in Boothbay Harbor with Hodgdon Yachts. The combination is expected to become final this spring. Boothbay Region Boatyard will continue to provide maintenance and repair service to vesselsRead More

New tender concept by Fairline

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The eSprit was the focus of Fairline’s Concept Cinema at the 2014 London Boat Show, an all-new feature of the Fairline stand. The concept model offered visitors an exciting proposition for the future of sustainable motor boating, without compromising Fairline’s class-leading styling and performance. Read More

Hacker Boat Company builds tender for mega yacht Odessa II

Friday, 10 January 2014

Silver Bay, N.Y., December 19, 2013 - The Hacker Boat Company, Inc. has built a 33’ tender for the 242’ mega yacht Odessa II. “This is a new design for us, one that speaks to the needs of the mega yacht industry,” said George Badcock, president and CEO of the company. “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to build the tender for a yacht." Read More

The Ethos 30, a hybrid, crossover and modular tender

Friday, 10 January 2014

Less than three months ago, Azure Embark, brought forward at the Cannes Boat Show, Ethos 30Ethos 30 is the a hybrid, crossover and modular boat, with the possibility to turn its open version into a cabin one. Because of its modularity, Ethos can be used as a chase tender, for fishing, water sports, diving, and long trips. Read More

Castoldi introduces a new model Jet Tender Rescue Boat

Friday, 10 January 2014

Castodi S.p.A. has introduced a new model in its tender range: the innovative Jet Tender 19 Rescue Boat with type approval certification in accordance with IMO SOLAS MSC 81(70) for yachts over 500 GT built under LY3 code. The Jet Tender 19 Rescue Boat look exactly like the standard Jet Tender 19 version. Read More

Olympia on her way to be refitted by Feadship

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

​This Morning the classic Feadship Olympia cruised through Amsterdam, on her way to the Feadship yard in Makkum, where she will udergo a major refit. The owner’s goal is to restore her in the same way that Feadship Sultana was rebuild. Feadship Olympia was launched back in 1969 as Monara. Read More

Oceanic Yachts sells first Oceanic 90'

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

The first Oceanic 90' in its standard version has already been sold and is due to be delivered in June 2014. Amongst the amenities offered by this first yacht is an upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace, while a VIP plus two guest cabins are located on the lower deck. The interior decoration is a result of a study undertaken by the Canados. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - January/February 2014

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, The Superyacht Report, Superyacht Business and Superyacht World.

Marina Port Vell's new Dockmaster

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Marina Port Vell (MPV), Barcelona—set to become one of the world’s most elite superyacht destinations and, with phased marina completions throughout 2014, the pre-eminent home port in the Mediterranean has appointed Captain Anders Pehrson, who joined MPV as Dockmaster yesterday. Read More

Hunt Yachts introduces the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport

Monday, 6 January 2014

Hunt Yachts has announced the introduction of the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport, sharing the same hull and solid engineering as the highly regarded and acclaimed Hunt Harrier series. Designed for maximum enjoyment and entertaining on the water and minimum maintenance, the Hunt 25 Sport is engineered to be easy to own. Read More 

Joe Burr Bartram, Jr. passing

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Legendary Yacht Broker J. Burr (Joe) Bartram, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on December 24th. He was 79 years old.In the very late 1950s and the first half of the 1960s Joe was associated with Northrop & Johnson in the Stamford Ct. Office along with his dear friends Bruce Brakenhoff, Sr., Julien Elfenbein and Dick Loh. Read More

Interview with new Holland Yachting Group export director

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Holland Yachting Group export director, Jeroen Sirag has joined the superyacht industry from the luxury hotel sector and assumes a role of paramount importance. The HISWA Holland Yachting Group is widely accepted as the world’s most sophisticated national representative body, maintaining the solidarity and cooperation. Read More

U-BOAT Worx welcomes a new investment partner

Friday, 13 December 2013

Dutch submersible manufacturer expands production capacity and presence in Asia Pacific.Breda, The Netherlands, 12 December 2013 - U-Boat Worx today is pleased to announce its partnership with Exa Limited, a company owned by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, a distinguished entrepreneur who spearheads the Genting Group. Read More

Fraser Yachts host Italian Yachtmasters' Association seminar

Friday, 13 December 2013

On Wednesday 11th December 2013 Fraser Yachts conducted a seminar on the role of Yacht Management Companies for members of the Italian Yacht Masters’ Association at the Columbus Hotel in Monaco. The seminar commented with an opening statement from Fabio Ermetto, Fraser Yachts’ Chairman, and was followed by an introduction to Yacht Management Services by the company’s Manager of Yacht Services. Read More

Closer look at ISA Yacht’s after sales & refit department

Friday, 13 December 2013

​Even though they are mostly known for their custom and semi-custom superyachts, ISA Yachts also has an impressive After Sale & Refit department which benefits from the excellent facility, allowing the yard to host a number of large yachts at any time.This winter, ISAYachts will host several of their own fleet, for maintenance and assistance. Read More

SYBAss achieves full consultative status at IMO

Friday, 6 December 2013

The Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) has taken the final step to being recognised as the representative of the superyacht industry by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Since receiving provisional consultative status two years ago, SYBAss and its members have made a number of major contributions to the work of IMO. Read More

Superyacht carrier transports historic replica

Thursday, 5 December 2013

While observing yachts onboard ships can be an amazing sight, even Captain Jack Sparrow would have been impressed watching the historic replica of Ferdinand Magellan’s galleon, NAO Victoria, sail onboard DYT Yacht Transport’s semi-submersible yacht carrier, Super Servant 4, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on November 28th. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, The Superyacht Report, Superyacht Business and Superyacht World.

Captain Peter Miller dies in tragic accident

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Captain Peter Miller tragically passed away on Tuesday 25th on November in Hong Kong, in a shipyard accident, as he was employed as Master of M/Y LohengrinPeter was known from yachting community worldwide for his previous commands notably on M/Y Princess Tanya and Princess Lauren, or even M/Y Monte Carlo. Read More

Gosling Marine's interior furniture for superyachts

Monday, 2 December 2013

Tim Gosling is world renowned for designing exquisite, bespoke furniture and his impressive portfolio includes the 5 Star Goring Hotel in London as well as numerous private clients and residences. Client commission’s range from ‘straw marquetry’ drinks cabinets, dining chairs, desks and tables to libraries and Venetian Palazzos. Read More

New yachting association formed in Greece

Friday, 29 November 2013

We have just received news that a new yachting association has been formed, Greek Yachting Association (GYA). The GYA is founded by Greek yachting professionals involved in the Charter, Brokerage, Management, Insurance and Construction of large yachts. The GYA and its members represent over 90% of the crewed charter yachts in Greece. Read More

Closer look at Wolz Nautic's innovative prefabricated decks

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

​“Wolz Nautic started working in the field of superyachts at the beginning of 2009”, states Martin Rückert, Sales and Marketing Manager of Wolz Nautic. Today, the company's success is still based upon the core values of motivation, mutual respect and openness to new directions and developments. Read More

New retro tender designed for 100m+ superyacht

Monday, 25 November 2013

Allure Marine of Auckland, New Zealand has released their latest design, the retro modern 9.1m limousine Superyacht tender. Matt Gibson commented: "The design process started when we were approached by an owner’s representative whom is collaboratively in-charge of a prestigious 100m + Superyacht." Read More

Industry panel on board superyacht Cakewalk

Thursday, 21 November 2013

North America is still the most significant market for the yachting industry, ahead of Russia and the Middle East. This was the conclusion of a panel of industry experts hosted by Burgess on board the spectacular motor yacht Cakewalk during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) last month. Read More

Oculus Technologies launch new YachtEye HotSpots

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Oculus Technologies are delighted to announce the launch of their new YachtEye product Hot- Spots. This content based feature enables YachtEye™ users to engage in a broader experience of what is happening around and beyond their superyacht. It is the latest in a range of new products, enhanced features and services to be added to the well established infotainment solution YachtEye. Read More

CMC launches new SE Integrated System at METS

Thursday, 14 November 2013

For the third year in a row CMC Marine will take part at the Mets exhibiting in the SuperYacht Pavillion, to reaffirm once more its strong presence and attention towards the market of megayacht. The Company will attend the Mets 2013 with a preview of its very last product dedicated to vessels over 20 meters long. Read More

V-Type's new HYST chase tender

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The ever increasing popularity of having a chase tender to accompany the main yacht prompted V-Type to designing and building a new range, using their wide body hull. The new HYST chase tender is available from 9.5-15 metre. Built with yacht charters in mind, chase tenders need to be tough and robust. Read More

Mr Smith Entertainment off to a highly successful start

Friday, 8 November 2013

After having signed a new contract just two weeks after this year's edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, totalling the number of current orders to 4 and with more projects lining up every week, Mr Smith Entertainment’s flexible, affordable and space-saving entertainment systems has seen a promising start. Read More

Opem Sistemi exhibiting at this year’s METS

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Opem Sistemi, an Italian manufacturer of superyacht equipment, will be exhibiting at this year’s METS. Their products include Electro-hydraulics Steering Gears fitted with an electronic control system, deck machinery such as anchor windlasses, capstans and relevant accessories, and electro-hydraulic Trim Tabs. Read More

Formation of the Barcelona Nautical Cluster

Monday, 4 November 2013

Alex Chumillas of Tax Marine Spain tells us that the Port of Barcelona and Barcelona City Council have backed the creation of the Barcelona Nautical Cluster to improve the city's position as an international benchmark in the nautical sector. This organisation promotes cooperation, complementarity and competition between its members. Read More

Getting crew fit with Bluewater and B Moved

Monday, 4 November 2013

Last month, Bluewater in partnership with B MOVED launched ’CrewFIT’ in Antibes. CrewFIT is the first outdoor combination training programme designed especially to help crew. The concept is an elite fitness training camp completed over a month. This programme has been designed & is instructed by Rudi Keil, a professional personal trainer and ex international rugby player. Read More

Oculus Technologies launch Orbiix

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Monaco Yacht Show 2013 was host to the launch of Oculus Technologies’ brand new product ORBIIX. This interactive touch globe, which has been specifically developed for the superyacht and private jet markets, is the latest product to be added to their range which includes the well established infotainment solution YachtEye™. Read More

Yacht Intelligence becomes official Savant Systems dealer

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Superyacht custom audio-visual and control specialist Yacht Intelligence has announced that is has become an official Savant dealer. Savant Systems, an industry leader in Apple®-based control designs, develops and manufactures intelligent solutions for full vessel audio and video, lighting, environmental controls, navigation systems, security cameras and other marine technologies. Read More

The export of processed teak

Monday, 21 October 2013

Some boating magazines have been reporting that there will be a total ban on the export of ALL Teak from Burma (Myanmar). Bob Steber, Managing Director of Ginnacle Import Export Pte. Ltd. recently returned from a few days in Burma where he discussed the impending Teak ban with the relevant authorities. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport adds activities of Dockwise Yacht Transport

Friday, 18 October 2013

Sevenstar Yacht Transport has announced it has grown its business by adding the activities of Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT). DYT represents a valuable addition to Sevenstar’s services in the demanding market of yacht transportation. Over the last decades DYT provided excellent service to a very loyal customer base. Read More

Celebrations at the annual Fraser Yachts Captains’ Dinner and Awards

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The recent Monaco Yacht Show saw the 13th Fraser Yachts Captains’ Dinner take place at the Monaco Yacht Club. The Dinner is an annual event to thank the Captains and crew who work so hard for their guests throughout the year. Guests were once again welcomed by a champagne reception with music provided by the band Lost Bruvas. Read More

ISA Yachts appoints Hein Velema as Head of Sales and Marketing

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Superyacht builder ISA Yachts in Italy has appointed Hein Velema as Head of Sales and Marketing. As part of a strategy to strengthen the position of the yard and its brand, ISA approached Velema because of his experience built up in the super yacht industry. “This is the type of challenge that I simply cannot resist,” says Velema. Read More

Unique roll damping system for superyachts

Friday, 11 October 2013

DMS Holland will make their debut appearance at METS showcasing a unique roll damping system, AntiRoll, for the superyacht market sector. AntiRoll is a roll damping system specifically designed for superyachts. Thanks to its unique, dual-axis fin stabilizer, which rotates whilst sailing and flaps at anchor. Read More

Interview with the captain of Infinity about her refit

Thursday, 10 October 2013

In October 2012, Moonen 94, MY Infinity arrived at Endeavour Quay ready to be lifted ashore and housed in one of the large undercover boat sheds for six months. During this time a team of contractors worked alongside the crew to carry out a task list that included a respray, fitting stabilizers, upholstery work, electronics and much more. Read More

The importance of an interior design owner's representative

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Designing and building a superyacht always is a complex and intricate task, where an impressive number of disciplines come together to create a final product that transcends being a vessel and truly becomes an all-round experience of fine luxury. Successfully managing a project and meeting an owner's specific requirements and personal wishes is extremely important. Read More

Two Dutch superyacht PR firms combine forces

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Gate PR & MORE Marketing & PR are pleased to announce a collaboration of business services to provide superyacht, marine leisure and commercial marine businesses a unique and complete solution for all marketing & PR requirements. ​The two independent companies, both based in the Netherlands, are combining forces. Read More

SuperYacht Spares launches new customised online portal

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

This summer, SuperYacht Spares launched their new online portal providing clients with a unique real-time solution to access and track the status of all orders and deliveries with the company. Particularly useful for rotation crew and specifically designed to enable assigned multiple parties access to the detailed information. Read More

Introducing the Jet Capsule

Monday, 7 October 2013

During the Monaco Yacht Show, a wide variety of unusual looking tender could be seen in and around Monaco. These included a floating Mini Cooper, a solar powered hydrofoil, and one that really caught our attention, the Jet Capsule. The 7.3 metre Jet Capsule is a revolutionary tender, described by it's Italian designers as "an innovative approach to water mobility". Read More

Fraser Yachts re‐structures senior management team

Friday, 4 October 2013

Following the recent appointment of Fabio Ermetto asthe new President of Yachtique,the world’s largest superyacht services organization,the Azimut | BenettiGroup has now announced that Ermetto will also be the new Chairman of Fraser Yachts. Read More

Mercedes Silver arrows marine unveils details of new yacht

Friday, 4 October 2013

Silver Arrows Marine, in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz Style, unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013 the final design and specification of the “Silver Arrow of the seas”. Bearing many of the hallmark design features of Mercedes-Benz automobiles combined with a radical new approach to luxury motor yacht functionality and aesthetics. Read More

The Nautical Academy and MB92 announce strategic collaboration

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Nautical Academy is delighted to announce the opening of its new superyacht crew training facility in Barcelona, Spain in collaboration with Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92). The Academy will be our industries first full training facility, providing all the tools to increase the level of service provided onboard the yachts. Read More

The winners of the 2013 Crew Stars Awards

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Friday night of the Monaco Yacht Show saw the first ever Camper & Nicholsons charter crew awards season culminate with a massive party and presentation on the beautiful terrace of the Miramar Hotel, overlooking the glittering yachts as the sun set across the harbour below. Read More

Ship Motion Group releases new website

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Ship Motion Group, who supplies state-of-the-art Retractable Propulsion Systems, Gyrostabilizers and Flexible couplings for the international superyacht market, has launched a brand new website. In addition to product information, the website features news from Ship Motion Group companies, as well as a client portfolio. Read More

New Sevenstar Yacht Transport video released

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

During the first day of the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show Sevenstar Yacht Transport proudly celebrated the birth of their new promotional video “Your Baby, Our Care”. In the presence of many Sevenstar friends the video was launched and a typical Dutch treat, ‘biscuits with little mice’ was served. Read More

SYBAss embarks on new business-to-consumer strategy

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The General Assembly of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) in Monaco on 24 September was attended by all but one of the member yards. They unanimously re-elected the current SYBAss board for a new three-year term and also discussed a range of exciting plans to extend the joint business-to-consumer approach being taken by SYBAss. Read More

ICOMIA and CCS Yacht Coating Services join forces

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and sustaining member, renowned Dutch yacht paint consultancy CCS Yacht Coating Services, are to collaborate to inform and advise shipyards, superyacht paint contractors and other organisations in the superyacht and recreational marine industry on imminent new EU environmental legislation relating to coatings, air and water. Read More

Ming, the most sophisticated wireless steward call system available

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

In the superyacht industry, nothing is more important than satisfying the owner's needs. Elegance, sophistication, cutting-edge technology, stunning design and the finest of materials are all combined in order to establish a contentment that is outstanding in every respect. Read More

Latest Perini Navi superyacht receives 76 metre mast

Friday, 20 September 2013

Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres this week shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60 metre sloop C.2218, as she is currently known, the 75.8 metre mast was built and shipped in two sections and will be joined over the next six weeks. Read More

Streamlining business processes at Gulf Craft

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Gulf Craft Inc has announced that it has successfully deployed Focus i, Focus Softnet’s highly customizable ERP with business intelligence tools, to streamline its business processes, enhance operational efficiency, improve decision making capabilities and strategically plan its future growth and expansion. Read More

The Baglietto MV13 unveiled in Cannes

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Italian superyacht builder Baglietto presented the new Baglietto MV13 at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes last week. Though not a superyacht in terms of length, she still impressed the crowds in Cannes. This new yacht’s architecture and design have been developed by Francesco Paszkowski Design in cooperation with Baglietto. Read More

Ferruccio Luppi new CEO of the Azimut | Benetti Group

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Ferruccio Luppi is the new CEO of the Azimut | Benetti Group, a new role created in the organization. This decision has been taken by President Paolo Vitelli with full support of the Board of Directors, as part of the outstanding Strategic Development Plan. Luppi will implement the Strategic Plan through coordination, cohesion and control. Read More

New YachtEye hardware to be showcased in Monaco

Friday, 13 September 2013

Oculus Technologies are pleased to announce the launch of the new and upgraded YachtEye hardware which will be showcased at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show later this month. The new hardware is the latest in a recent series of product developments, enhancements and additional features for the onboard infotainment solution YachtEye. Read More

Dockwise books the most valued superyacht ever transported

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

As the seasonal migration of superyachts begins in late August from the Mediterranean to the wintertime cruising grounds of the Caribbean and South Florida, Dockwise Yacht Transport, operating for 26 years in the yacht transport industry, is gearing up for a busy season. ​Recent bookings include the most valued superyacht ever transported. Read More

Couach new tender Hornet debuts in Cannes

Monday, 9 September 2013

Initial sea trials of the Couach Hornet 1300 have confirmed her top speed to be over 50 knots. This high-speed, 13 metre tender, full of personality and technical innovation, will be shown at this week's Cannes Boat Show. Yann Huort, the yard's seatrial captain commented: “For me, the Hornet is an excellent exercise for the shipyard". Read More

New semi carbon tender delivered on board Project 12

Monday, 9 September 2013

The new semi carbon tender by v-type has been designed and built specifically to accommodate the needs of a midsize super yacht garage to maximize size and reduce the weight of the tender, at 6.5 meters overall the low profile design of this tender is 1200mm and weighs in dry at 1500 Kgs which makes it perfect for the garage requirement. Read More

Bespoke communication solutions for superyachts

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Airship is the international yacht communications expert, providing communication solutions for many superyachts in close cooperation with owners, representatives and captains. Founded by communications expert Alan Bernardi, the company provides bespoke solutions for superyachts. Read More

Rondal extends its composite workshop

Friday, 30 August 2013

Continuing its long term investment in one-piece mast-building, Rondal is extending its composite workshop to a length of 78 metres. The extension will be equipped with the same optimized heating equipment that has been proven over more than 16 years of “out of autoclave” production using the Gurit SE84LV pre-preg system. Read More

First edition of iPad magazine SuperYacht Experience released

Friday, 30 August 2013

We are proud to announce the release of the very first edition of SuperYacht Experience, a brand new bi-monthly iPad magazine published by SuperYacht Company and produced by Plus New Media. With this new publication, our team is excitingly treading into slightly unknown territory. Read More

The 830 tender by Hunton to be unveiled in Cannes

Thursday, 29 August 2013

During the 36th edition of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, the 830 tender by Hunton will be officially presented to guests. Hunton, is a British luxury powerboats and tenders manufacturer, recently announced that the 830 tender will be displayed at Quai Max Laubeuf, stands 028 and 127. The 830 has a top speed of 50 knots and outboard/inboard options. Read More

Friends of NZ Marine programme gains momentum

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Friends of NZ Marine programme launched earlier this year by New Zealand Marine Industry Association to harness the collective global goodwill for New Zealand’s marine sector has steadily gained momentum with a number of industry luminaries such as award-winning designers endorsing the networking programme. Read More

Latest developments at Lift Emotion

Monday, 26 August 2013

Well known Dutch marine elevator supplier Lift Emotion tells us they will be exhibiting at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September. We talked to Lift Emotion’s Mike Brandt, about their latest developments. During 2012 and the beginning of 2013 Lift Emotion has picked up the need for a new better and energy efficiency drive system. Read More

Superyacht Company and Oculus Technologies open the Superyacht Clubhouse

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Superyacht Company team, publishers of, recently moved into a new office in the centre of Amsterdam, which will be shared with our friends from Oculus Technologies, the company responsible for the onboard infotainment solution YachtEye. The office is located on the water, overlooking Realen islandRead More

Researchers coerce superyacht off course

Friday, 16 August 2013

This summer, a radio navigation research team from The University of Texas at Austin set out to discover whether they could subtly coerce a superyacht off its course, using a custom-made GPS device.  the team was able to successfully spoof superyacht White Rose of Drachs, using the world’s first openly acknowledged GPS spoofing device. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - August & September 2013

Friday, 16 August 2013

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, The Superyacht Report, Superyacht Business and Superyacht World. Read More

YachtAid Global and OceanScape Yachts join forces

Thursday, 15 August 2013

OceanScape Yachts has pledged to support YachtAid Global in its continuing mission to deliver aid through luxury yachts. The much-lauded charity utilizes yachts visiting remote areas to deliver aid, school supplies and other support to local communities. OceanScape’s model makes it the perfect partner for YachtAid Global. Read More

Doyle Sails launches innovative new Stratis ICE sail fibre

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Doyle Sails has announced the official launch of Stratis ICE, available exclusively throughout the Doyle global network of lofts. Part of Doyle’s Stratis sail range, ICE is a game-changing product that offers weight savings, performance gains and high durability levels for both performance and cruising sails. Read More

Wajer & Wajer unveils the new Osprey 38

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Wajer & Wajer in the Netherlands has introduced a fascinating new flagship, the Wajer Osprey 38. A spacious walk-in aft and a large three-person sundeck forward are two of many unique features of this new design. And behind the elegant streamlined windscreen with its striking wooden frame lies a contemporary interior. Read More

Professional design outsourcing at Archimek

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Started in 2002, Archimek is an architecs & engineering design company specializing in exterior and interior for yachts and superyachts, based in Viareggio, Italy. The studio was originally created by a group of experienced professionals, each of which has extensive experience in several sectors of the naval and nautical industries. Read More

Brand new machinery for sale following cancelled refit

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

On behalf of a client who has halted the refit on the yacht this machinery was intended for, we have been instructed to invite best offers for the following completely unused main engines/gearboxes: Main engines- 2x CATERPILLAR C32, 1,000 hp (746BKW) @ 1,800rpm, and Gearboxes- 2x REINTJES Waf-464, reducer 4.577:1. Read More

New generation superyacht entertainment system now available

Friday, 19 July 2013

There are so many ingredients that are simply indispensable to provide a successful and memorable experience within the superyacht industry. The ultimate goal, is to provide guests with a perfectly organised and custom tailored experience, making them feel like they are on cloud nine. Read More

FEEBE's wide range of top quality products

Thursday, 18 July 2013

State of the art technology is an integral part of superyachting, whether it be aimed at top performance, onboard luxury or guest comfort. Most vessels nowadays are equipped with a wide range of technological amenities that make nautical life easier, safer and more practical, not too mention simply more fun. Read More

DeBasto Designs and Hodgdon team up on tender project

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

DeBasto Designs and Hodgdon Shipbuilding today released an innovative tender design concept. From touch screen controls to remote monitoring, Onyx sets a new standard of technology applications in a yacht of this size. A host of innovative features such as a self-deploying integrated fender system, builtin dock line handling.. Read More

MCA allows twin crew cabins on superyachts over 3000 GT

Monday, 15 July 2013

After extensive consultation with superyacht industry stakeholders and social partners, MCA has agreed to allow twin cabins to be built for non-officer seafarers on Large Commercial Yachts of between 3000 and 5000 GT. This decision is based upon a set of substantially equivalent arrangements proposed by SYBAss on behalf of its members, the world’s leading superyacht builders. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport announces new sailings from the Med to the Carribean

Monday, 15 July 2013

With in excess of 200 yachts being shipped in the last four months from Florida and the Carribean to Europe, we can look back on the most successful summer season in Sevenstar history”, Richard Klabbers Managing Director of Amsterdam-based Sevenstar Yacht Transport states. Read More

Couach unveils 13 metre superyacht chase boat

Friday, 12 July 2013

Couach will certainly turn heads at this year's 2013 Cannes Boat Show, but not with one of their superyachts, the French yard is bringing a high-speed, 13 metre tender, full of personality and technical innovation. Besides motor yachts, Couach also designs and builds a range of professional civilian and military boats, under the name Plascoa. Read More

Sevenstar delivers three large yachts to the Sydney International Boat Show

Friday, 5 July 2013

Fremantle - Tuesday 2nd July, 2013 Sevenstar Yacht Transport successfully loaded 4 motor yachts on to its vessel MV Achtergracht in Fremantle, representing two of Australia’s most prestigious yacht brands. By transporting the yachts on MV Achtergracht hours on the yacht’s own engines were avoided. Read More

Allure Marine unveils 8.5 metre Sports Tender

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Allure Marine of New Zealand has continued its spectacular style of Superyacht tenders with the latest design release – a 8.5 metre, Sports Tender that combines unique styling with the latest technology. The result is a functional, well thought out yacht tender that offers the best solutions for yacht owners. Read More

CNI Crew Stars - Yacht Crew Awards

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

​At Camper & Nicholsons they know their charter crew are all stars, but CNI wanted to create a way to recognise those who shine the brightest, and have designed a brand new awards program - The Camper & Nicholsons Crew Stars. The Camper & Nicholsons Crew Stars is an award program with a difference. Read More

Airship presents unlimited international roaming data SIM

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Superyacht communications expert Airship is delighted to present the Unlimited International Roaming Data SIM to the superyacht industry. The ideal solution for frequent travellers, the SIM offers complete coverage and unlimited downloads in over 70 countries, at an affordable fixed cost. Read More

Azimut Benetti Group appoins Fabio Ermetto as new President of Yachtique

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The Azimut|Benetti Group has announced the appointment of Fabio Ermetto as the new President of the Yachtique division. Yachtique is the world's largest superyacht services organisation and incorporates all of the Group's service companies, including Fraser Yachts. The full range of services includes brokerage, charter, yacht management, new construction, crew recruitment, refit and repair, finance and insurance, marinas, yacht design and luxury accessories. Read More

New York Yacht Club names new Director of Communications

Monday, 1 July 2013

New York Yacht Club Commodore Thomas J. Harrington announced an important addition to the Club’s professional staff: Stuart Streuli will be the Director of Communications. The appointment reflects the mission of the NYYC and initiatives of Commodore Harrington and fellow flag officers. Read More

Feadship appoints new Marketing & Brand Director

Monday, 1 July 2013

Feadship has strengthened it's marketing department with the appointment of Farouk Nefzi. As the new Marketing & Brand Director, Nefzi will leverage on his wide experience in the superyacht industry and the wider commercial world to ensure Feadship continues to set the standard in terms of profiling itself to the global custom yachts clientele. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - July 2013

Friday, 28 June 2013

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, The Superyacht Report, Superyacht Business and Superyacht World. Read More

Green Marine to build Claydon Reeves designed Aeroboat

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Green Marine has been designated by yacht designers Claydon Reeves as the official production partner for their extraordinary new Aeroboat. This remarkable-looking boat will be built in carbon fibre with wood veneers, and will be powered by the Rolls Royce Merlin V12 engine, which famously powered the Spitfire WWII fighter plane. Read More

Dörries Maritime Services identifies yacht building facility in Northern Germany

Friday, 21 June 2013

In preparation for their next project, Dörries Maritime Services (DMS), who provide services from conceptual design to complete construction and after sales, tells us they have identified an ideal build facility. Strategically located in northern Germany, the facilities are close to some of industries best subcontractors and suppliers. Read More

Chinese Dalian Wanda Group takes majority share in Sunseeker

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wanda and leading British yacht company, Sunseeker International Ltd, today announced that they have entered a definitive agreement under which Wanda will acquire a majority shareholding of 91.81% in pre-eminent luxury motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker, with the remaining 8.19% to be acquired by Sunseeker management. Read More

Think yachts, think Holland!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Step into the world where everything seems possible; step into the world of SuperYachts. A new Discovery series where the Dutch luxury yachting industry introduces leading characters who take you on board the most exclusive yachts and show you the trailblazing technology behind it. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport full steam ahead on US West Coast and Far East service

Friday, 14 June 2013

Sevenstar Yacht Transport has previously announced 4 successful sailings from Palm Beach, FL to Golfito, C.R., Manzanillo, MX, Ensenada, MX and Victoria, B.C. Due to the popularity of these routes now announce two new upcoming sailings. Read More

Clemens van der Werf resigns from Dockwise Yacht Transport

Thursday, 13 June 2013

After tenure of eleven years with Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) in Fort Lauderdale, USA, Clemens van der Werf announced his resignation as of June 1st 2013, from his position as President of DYT to pursue other opportunities. Clemens played an important role in the development of the Yacht Transport business. Read More

Innovative noise and weight reduction systems on prefab decking

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

After a superyacht has been successfully launched, it will often be perpetually exposed to some rather harsh elements, demanding considerable resilience and strength from the vessel's materials. Sunlight, rain and salt water are just some of the many trials a superyacht and her components will undoubtedly endure. Read More

Cannes Boat Show appoints new Show Manager

Monday, 10 June 2013

The Federation of Nautical Industries, Reed Exhibitions France has announced the appointment of Sylvie Ernoult as the new Show Manager of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, the first on-water boat show in Europe. 2013 marks the 36th anniversary of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes – the International Cannes Boat Show. Read More

CNI and The Crew Coach extend their alliance

Friday, 7 June 2013

Following the extremely positive response over the past six months to the implementation of professional development training and leadership coaching within their charter fleet, The Crew Coach and Camper & Nicholsons have now decided to extend their alliance to provide this unique and innovative service to their fleet of managed yachts as well. Read More

Chris Craven joins SuperYachtsMonaco

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

SuperYachtsMonaco announce further expansion to their team in Monaco with the arrival of Chris Craven. A retail charter specialist, Chris joins the charter department with immediate effect. Managing Director Jim Evans says "Chris is a well known and well respected charter broker whose reputation for offering exemplary service to his clients precedes him". Read More

New appointment at Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Monday, 3 June 2013

Yacht transport provider Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Wiebke Bokelmann as part of their Amsterdam head office sales team as from June 1st 2013. Bokelmann, who used to work for Global Boat Shipping GmbH& Co, is extremely experienced in the yacht transport business and brings with her a wealth of knowledge. Read More

Sarnia Yachts achieves MLC compliant crew employer status

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Sarnia Yachts has announced that it has successfully passed its first audit under the Maritime Labour Convention (“MLC”) requirements and is now able to offer fully compliant MLC crew employment and payroll services. The MLC, which comes into force on 20 August 2013, requires crew employment companies to conform to a number of stringent requirements and on going audits. Read More

Richard Lambert joins board at Princess Yachts International

Friday, 17 May 2013

Princess Yachts International plc are delighted to announce that Richard Lambert has joined the Board at Princess Yachts International plc as M Class Director. This key position has been established to enhance the company's existing capability to support sales of the growing range of Princess M Class superyachts. Read More

Superyacht Mirage introduces Yacht Carbon Offset

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Mirage, the elegant 53 metre Feadship superyacht, now includes carbon offsetting as part of her stringent environmental procedures. The awareness shown by her Owners reflects the high standards expected by her prominent charter clients. As Mirage embarks on a busy charter season. Read More

Hodgdon launches two more superyacht tenders

Monday, 6 May 2013

This pair of 8.5m beauties was designed by Andrew Winch Designs of London, with naval architecture and engineering by Hodgdon's own in-house engineering team. The pair was specially engineered and constructed using infused epoxy carbon fibre construction to meet the client's demanding weight requirements. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons International appoints new CEO

Friday, 3 May 2013

Camper & Nicholsons International has announced that Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Payne, has been appointed new CEO of Camper & Nicholsons International. In his role as CCO, he utilised his wealth of experience and knowledge to oversee all aspects of the brokerage division. Read More

Latest enhancement to the YachtEye product range

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Oculus Technologies announce the latest enhancement to their YachtEye product range with the release of their new v2.0 software. YachtEye v2.0 offers increased service, easier NMEA installation and daily system-monitoring reports. Oculus Technologies announce the latest enhancement to their YachtEye product range. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - April / May / June 2013

Thursday, 2 May 2013

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, The Superyacht Report, Superyacht Business and Superyacht World. Read More

‘Friends of NZ Marine’ network launched

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Step into just about any marine environment, anywhere in the world – a superyacht in Monaco, a shipyard in Gibraltar, a spar maker in Holland – and, chances are, you’ll find a Kiwi. If not, there will be someone who has worked with a Kiwi and come away with a good impression. Such connections have led to successful contracts for New Zealand marine companies. Read More

Tender Shipyard SAS delivers tender for a 55 metre Benetti

Friday, 12 April 2013

Tender Shipyard SAS, specialised in the construction of superyacht tenders, have delivered a new tender for a 55 metre superyacht. The tender is built in polyester, and will be delivered to a yacht under construction at Benetti, Lady Candy. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons International welcomes new team members

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Camper & Nicholsons International have welcomed new members to their Monaco and Antibes offices this month. Adam Cooper, ISM/ISPS Manager, moved to the Antibes Camper & Nicholsons office after four years working for a bespoke yacht management company in Limassol, Cyprus. Adam enjoys anything to do with the sea and the outdoors and his tenure as a skipper on board a private yacht brings invaluable expertise in the field of ISM and ISPS related matters. Read More

Doyle to supply the complete sail inventory for 60m Perini Navi sloop

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Doyle Sailmakers, based in Salem, MA, has recently announced that it has been awarded the contract to supply the complete sail inventory for the upcoming 60 metre performance sloop under construction at Perini Navi.  The inventory encompasses a staggering 10,200 square meters. Read More

Three superyachts delivered with systems by Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology started designing and installing electrical systems on fishing trawlers in the former island of Urk back in 1961. Because the fishermen and crew on these trawlers were, and still are, family and friends, and because the North Sea is notorious for its rough seas. Read More

Guidelines to getting your news published on SuperYacht Times

Thursday, 28 March 2013

At SYT, we receive loads of emails from companies pitching their news to us. We have to be highly selective about what we decide to publish. To make it easier, we have compiled a short list of do’s and don’ts. Bottom line: You’re busy, we’re busy. Let’s make both our lives easier! Read More

Award ceremony for UKSA superyacht cadets

Thursday, 28 March 2013

A well-attended awards ceremony proved a good way of wishing the latest cohort of UKSA superyacht cadets well as they leave the maritime training base to start work in the industry, as part of their three-year cadetship course. The 30 students completed the first five months of the programme. Read More

Warsash Superyacht Academy partners with MedAire for Onboard medical training

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Warsash Superyacht Academy and MedAire, an International SOS company, have announced that they have entered into a collaborative partnership for the benefit of superyacht crew and shore-side staff around the world. Read More

Superyacht spotter app released for iPhone

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Superyacht Spotter, an App designed to turn your iPhone (or iPad) into a superyacht resource with features to enhance the Superyacht spotting experience, has now been released by Carl Brandes. Read More

ASMEX Programme Attracts High Level of Interest

Friday, 22 March 2013

The organisers of the 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference have received nothing short of praise for their extensive programme which ticks all the boxes in regards to identifying opportunities and solutions within the Australian marine export and superyacht sectors. The Australian International Marine Export Group and Superyacht Australia have attracted reputable international and national speakers. Read More

The Yellowfin Custom 40 superyacht tender

Friday, 22 March 2013

A new superyacht tender has entered the scene, The Yellowfin Custom 40. According to its builder, it "represents the ultimate in rigid hard-bottom inflatable design, combining hard-driving functionality and speed with uncompromising aesthetics, filling a void in the RIB market". Yellowfin Yachts is known for its fast, top-shelf offshore fishing yachts. Read More

BWA Yachting opens office in New England

Thursday, 21 March 2013

BWA Yachting has opened an office in Rhode Island, New England. Based in the Newport Shipyard, BWA can now offer a full range of yacht support services for vessels cruising New England. The region offers state of the art shipyards, first class marina facilities and shore side attractions. Rhode Island, with its dramatic coastal scenery. Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport services around the world

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Whether transporting 50-foot sport fishing boats or 250-foot luxury yachts, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) and its fleet of semi-submersible ships give clients access to many of the world’s major shipping ports, which in turn lead to some of the most desirable travel destinations around the globe. Read More

J Class Hanuman undergoes rig optimisation for 2013 season

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

2013 is going to be a busy regatta year for the J Class fleet with. Focusing on the need to remain at the cutting edge of performance, C Class' Hanuman’s team has just completed a range of new initiatives to further optimise speed and efficiency. Central to these initiatives was a rig enhancement programme. Read More

Blueprint Marine and MB92 announce strategic collaboration

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Blueprint Marine is delighted to announce the opening of its new superyacht crew training facility in Barcelona, Spain in collaboration with Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92). The newly recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre will provide RYA training in Powerboats and Personal Water Craft (PWC/Jetski) from beginner to instructor level. Read More

Heinen & Hopman's ingenious replacement chiller system

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

All superyachts have air conditioning and refrigeration installations for provisions, making them subject to increasingly stringent regulations. Heinen & Hopman Engineering has developed an ingenious new system, the replacement chiller, which can replace the existing onboard facilities with a new state-of-the-art cooling system. Read More

Qtec-Group buys into FL-Coatings GmbH

Thursday, 7 March 2013

FL-Coatings GmbH has announced that Qtec-Group has taken a fifty percent stake in the company. With their new strong financial partner, FL-Coatings will continue to improve their products. The company is specialised in high performance coatings and is most well known for their FL-Yacht Titanium coating and FL-Yacht Diamond Gloss.

Guadaloupe Islands, the true pearl in the chain of Lesser Antilles

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Somewhere hidden in the West Indies, between the Caribbean Sea and the Northern Atlantic, is a small group of islands that form a true pearl in the chain of Lesser Antilles, which has been inhabited from as early as 300 AD. When the original Arawak people settled there, the main island was called Karukera, meaning the Island of Beautiful Waters. Read More

Superyacht insurance broker CRS Yachts launches new website

Thursday, 28 February 2013

The London-based specialist superyacht insurance broker, CRS Yachts, has relaunched its website. The site's fresh design and renewed content will provide visitors with a clear understanding of the services offered by CRS Yachts. Visitors to the new website should check out company's recently launched brand film. Read More

Rondal signs contract for their tallest superyacht mast yet

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Rondal has announced that it has been entrusted with the design and production of a complete rig package for a 70 metre performance orientated ketch now under construction at Perini in La Spezia. The order, won in stiff competition against other leading spar manufacturers, underlines the success of Rondal’s relationship with Perini. Read More

World's largest curved yacht slide delivered

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Superyacht Tenders and Toys, has partnered with Freestyle Cruiser to release a new 41ft (12.6m) custom Cruiser ‘S; shaped slide. This self-lifting slide offers a unique experience that’s never been seen or done before. This slide is one of two identical slides that will go onto a significant 70 metre superyacht, going off either side of the helideck. Read More

Job vacancy for experienced Charter Marketing Manager at CNI

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Camper & Nicholsons International is looking for an experienced Charter Marketing Manager, with a minimum of three years’ experience marketing / managing central agencies of yachts over 30m for charter, for a position based in Monaco, with an immediate start. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills. Read More

Two groundbreaking roll damping systems for yachts

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Under the flag of DMS Holland, Arnold van Aken and Patrick Noor, both experts in the field of motion control on board yachts, introduce two groundbreaking roll damping systems to the market. The collaboration between these two gentlemen and the founding of DMS Holland follows successful and established careers in the maritime industry. Read More

Interview with the Chief Stewardess of M/Y Snowbird

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Ask any charter broker, and they will tell you the success of a charter yacht largely depends on the yacht's crew. With this in mind, we recently sat down with Natasja Janssens, the chief sterwardess of superyacht Snowbird, a highly succesful 39 metre charteryacht, built at Hakvoort in The Netherlands in 2010. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - Feb / March 2013

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, The Superyacht Report, en Superyacht World. Read More

Carbon neutral yachting in Antarctica

Friday, 1 February 2013

Hanse Explorer, the 48m ice-class expedition vessel currently cruising in Antarctica, now features Yacht Carbon Offset as an option for all its charter guests. This means that clients can easily counteract the carbon footprint of their charter with equivalent emissions reductions from verified green energy projects. Read More

Bogarts Butlers and Interior Yacht Services enter partnership

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

As of 8th January 2013, Bogarts Butlers LLC of Russia, and IYS – Interior Yacht Services B.V. of the Netherlands, have agreed to enter into a partnership. Both companies are leaders in their field, providing consultancy and luxury hospitality training to their HNWI clients both on-board yachts and in their homes. Read More

The new Lucent 44 superyacht tender

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Patterson Boat Works and Van Geest Design have together developed the All carbon Lucent 44 tender, specifically for the super yacht market. With a sleek hull and contemporary lifestyle, this tender seems perfect for exploring, as well as being a great platform for water sports. Unseen, but no less important are the silent 150 hp electric engines. Read More

Dariel Limo tender delivered to superyacht Chopi Chopi

Monday, 28 January 2013

Dariel, an Italian based builder specialized in building custom luxury tenders for the superyacht industry, has delivered a new five-star limousine to superyacht Chopi Chopi, the 80  metre CRN that was launched 2 weeks ago. Designed by Italian designer Marino Alfani, the tender measures 9.53 metres. Read More

Thrilling new superyacht toy on the market

Friday, 25 January 2013

Flying Fish Hovercraft has launched a new Superyacht Tender version of its leisure hovercraft. The stunning looking Platinum Black hovercraft was introduced during the recent Luxury Brands Show at the London Boat Show. The Platinum Black has an ultra lightweight construction using carbon fibre and kevlar. Read More

Superyacht builder Curvelle teams up with Lift Emotion

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Superyacht builder Curvelle has teamed up with leading Dutch supplier Lift Emotion, to create an elevator solution for the yard’s superyacht power catamaran 'quaranta'. Curvelle is currently putting the final touches on this unique compact superyacht on a highly stable catamaran hull form, which is due to be delivered this spring. Read More

Hodgdon Yachts delivers new 10.5 metre tender

Friday, 18 January 2013

Hodgdon Yachts has announced the delivery of hull 414, its fourth new custom tender, which is an open version. The 10.5 metre tender is designed to match the Limousine tender which was delivered two months ago. The open tender is custom designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, and the tender will soon join a large superyacht. Read More

Introducing the superyacht climbing wall

Friday, 18 January 2013

Eco Yacht Toys have unveiled the world's first inflatable climbing wall for superyachts. Developed by Green Yachts, this exciting new innovation is without doubt one of the most exciting super toys available. The climbing wall has three different routes indicated by 3 colours. Every climbing wall is a complete custom build. Read More

Online weather versus private weather consultation for superyacht crew

Friday, 11 January 2013

Times are tough economically and everyone is looking to cut expenses. The yachting industry is no exception. In this day and age more and more captains seem to have not only the knowledge, but also the means to access a number of online weather sources when trying to decide on a departure and how they will reach their destinations. Read More

Launch of innovative marine & aviation consultancy in Guernsey

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

A new consultancy specialising in yacht and aircraft registration and documentation has been launched in the Channel Island of Guernsey. Oceanskies Limited has been founded by industry professionals Duncan Swanson and Tom Becker who between them have over twenty years experience. Read More

Memorial service for Marc Paris

Friday, 4 January 2013

Renowned superyacht photographer Marc Paris tragically passed away in an accident with an ultralight plane in Antalya, Turkey on Monday December 24th, while shooting a yacht. Marc was one of the most respected photographers in the yachting scene. On January 12th, FABstudio will hold the day in memory of the beloved photographer. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - Jan / Feb 2013

Thursday, 3 January 2013

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, Dockwalk, Yachting and The Superyacht Report. Read More

Renowned superyacht photographer Marc Paris dies

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Renowned superyacht photographer Marc Paris died in a plane crash on 24 December in Turkey. Marc was one of the most respected photographers in the yachting scene, and we have published many of his photos over the years. Our paths crossed many times, and it was always a pleasure seeing Marc's friendly face in the crowd. Read More

Captain Tork Buckley passes away

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

It is with great sadness that I learned about the death of my friend and respected yachting colleague Tork Buckley. Captain Tork passed away on 29th December 2012 in Thailand, where he lived for the past couple of years. Tork was a well-known character and he had a great sense of humour, and understood the superyacht scene like no other. Read More

Lift Emotion supplies elevators for 90 metre Benetti FB262

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Lift Emotion has announced that they have signed a contract for the construction and installment of several marine elevators for the 90 metre super yacht, currently under construction in Livorno at Benetti. Project FB262 will be the largest yacht delivered by Benetti. For this particular project, Lift Emotion will supply three guest and crew elevators, as well as a dumb waiter. Read More

Yacht Protect Services Limited receives Approval Certificate

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Yacht Protect Services Limited has announced that it has received its Approval Certificate in compliance with MCA Marine Guidance Note 453 relating to fire retardant treatment on board MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code certified vessels. Following an audit programme by a UK Notified Body the Company achieved a successful outcome for its fire retardant treatment process and quality systems. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport appoints agent in Thailand

Monday, 17 December 2012

Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Chris Jongerius in Phuket as its agent in Thailand. Richard Klabbers, Managing Director of Sevenstar Yacht Transport announced: “Sevenstar’s presence in Asia is fast-growing with an increasing amount of yachts cruising the exotic waters of Southeast Asia. We are therefore pleased to nominate a highly service and safety oriented partner, Chris Jongerius, as our agent in Thailand.” Read More

Alewijnse Marine Systems closes 2012 with strong superyacht order book

Friday, 14 December 2012

Alewijnse Marine Systems is closing 2012 with a strong order book that demonstrates the underlying strength of the top yards in the superyacht industry. As a system integrator Alewijnse works with yards around the world, supplying specialist electrical engineering services up to and including the installation of entire electrical systems. Read More

Superyacht Australia division committee announced

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Last week the Superyacht Australia Division Committee met for their annual election of the division committee members in Sydney. Showing a strong vote of confidence the committee re-elected Barry Jenkins as Chairperson and Richard Morris as the representative from the Committee to sit on the AIMEX Board. Read More

Currencies Direct joins forces with YPI

Thursday, 13 December 2012

As the size, frequency and cost of international money transfers increases throughout the yachting industry, Yachting Partners International (YPI) has partnered with foreign exchange specialists, Currencies Direct, to help its clients and crew save on all international transactions. “Yachting is a global industry and almost everyone involved in it needs to transfer money around the world or buy foreign currency,” explains Ian Petts, Financial Director for YPI. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport expands service to Porto Montenegro

Thursday, 13 December 2012

As from spring 2013, Sevenstar Yacht Transport will expand its service with regular sailings to Porto Montenegro – a leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village in the Bay of Kotor, pouring in the Adriatic Sea. The company expects the majority of the yachts to be transported to Porto Montenegro will come from the Caribbean and the USA. Read More

WhisperPower continues to expand

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

WhisperPower continues to grow, introducing a range of new products and making the most of opportunities in the current market. Thanks to the great innovative strength and market knowledge of the company, recognition has grown fast, resulting in an ever increasing number of prestigious projects and new customers. Read More

Matthew Fisher joins Dubois Yachts

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dubois Yachts has announced that Matthew Fisher has recently joined the Company. "Operating in the Mediterranean and in the UK Head Office, Matthew has a wealth of experience with over 20 years in the industry and will be a valued asset in the sale and marketing of our yachts", Dubois Yachts commented. Read More 

BMT Nigel Gee expands to meet increased workload

Monday, 10 December 2012

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced recent refurbishment and expansion activity at its offices in Southampton in order to meet a large increase in design work. Operating across four principal market sectors, the naval architectural practice delivers design and engineering services to specialised vessels. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport now offers service to Brazil

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sevenstar Yacht Transport recently started a monthly service from Antwerp to Brazil and a bi-monthly service from Palm Beach to Brasil and Argentina. At this moment two vessels with superyachts on deck are on their way to Brazil. Spliethoff’s MV Diamantgracht is currently at sea with a 90 ft Jongert on board. The yacht will be discharged in Brazil. Read More

CNI teaming up with The Crew Coach

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

CNI will be teaming up with The Crew Coach, and will introduce a professional development coach to work with charter crew. A first for the yachting industry, this exclusive partnership arrangement will mean that Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach, will be brought in-house to work alongside and develop the existing teams. Read More

The future of communications at sea

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Connectivity and content demands on cruise operators increase significantly as cruise passenger and crew communications requirements grow. To address these passenger and crew connectivity needs and to ensure that cruise operators stay ahead of connectivity demands, MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces the launch of MTN Nexus. Read More

Marine Results appoints new Project Manager

Friday, 16 November 2012

Rigging specialists Marine Results have made a key new appointment to their management team. Ben Porteous joins the company as Project Manager, to take charge of planning and control of the major rig work and NDT (non-destructive testing) projects that the company’s teams carry out around the world. Read More

New face at RJC Yachts

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

RJC Yachts have announced that Michael Strassel has joined the firm. Mike brings with him thirty-four years of marine experience including 21-years at Hatteras of Lauderdale and Allied Marine along with the past 10-years at HMY Yacht Sales. Mike’s efforts with these firms have resulted in the sale of hundreds of production yachts. Read More

Kazulin Boats launches all composite yacht tender

Friday, 9 November 2012

Kazulin Boats has launched an all composite Kavalk runabout / yacht tender, the SportRunner 25. This is the first Kavalk since the early 80's to be built entirely in fiberglass. Read More

Ivan Erdevicki designs 6 metre Jaguar superyacht tender

Friday, 9 November 2012

Prestigious English luxury car maker, Jaguar Cars ltd, invited Ivan Erdevicki Inc. to collaborate on the design of a concept speedboat together with Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design who was the inspiration behind the concept. The 6.1 metre design looks powerful and follows the idea of a traditional speedboat. Read More

Green Yachts' new superyacht limousine tender

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Green Yachts have unveiled their concept design for a new superyacht limousine tender, offering it's passengers a high comfort level onboard. The new 33' tender can accommodate up to 8 guests in a private airconditioned cabin, and offers room for 2 crew in the cockpit. The tender is equipped as a standard with 2 inboard 125 HP engines. Read More

Superyacht Spares appointed partner for Channel 28

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

UK based product and software development company Channel 28 Ltd. is delighted to announce the appointment of Superyacht Spares b.v. as a key partner for their digital UHF communication product, CComm. C-Comm is an onboard radio system which uses the global DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) standard. Read More

Robinson Interiors rebrand prompted by rapidly changing market

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Robinson Interiors has undergone a rebrand, reflecting the changing nature of the superyacht interior world in response to today’s highly competitive market. The new look is indicative of the New Zealand-based interior company’s dedication and commitment to the continuous evolution of the Robinson brand which has spanned generations. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - Nov / Dec 2012

Monday, 5 November 2012

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, Superyacht World, the German magazine Boote Exclusiv and The Superyacht Report. Read More

Red Yacht Design's superfast Fusion tender

Friday, 2 November 2012

Red Yacht Design in Istanbul has designed a tender concept, especially designed for superyacht owners who like to move around at high speed. With two 450 hp main diesel engines and the high propulsion efficiency yielded by pod drives, she can reach speeds of 47-48 knots. Bigger engines can be chosen to exceed max 50 knots of speed. Read More

Glasshape opens office in North America

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

American SuperYacht Glass news release: Glasshape Ltd, manufacturers of the renowned DuraShield Superyacht Glass product line, has officially announced their landed presence in the North American marketplace. Key directors of Glasshape, including Managing Director Andrew Forrest, announced the opening of their United States office with trained staff on the west coast of North America this month. Read More

Unique marble table created by Lanka Marine

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Designed by Thierry Gaugain, who launched his own international studio in 2010, after being head of design for Philippe Starck for 20 years, and in close cooperation with Blacbody, the most advanced manufacturer of OLED technology, Lanka Marine have introduced a piece of craftsmanship that evaporates the boundaries between art and design. Read More

Superyacht Chandlers opens in Italian superyacht capital

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The arrival of Superyacht Chandlers, owned by the well established company Superyacht Services Yacht & Ship Agents, marks an important step in the development of Viareggio, and comes at a time of year when many sailors are preparing their boats for the season and considering the replacement of existing items or enhancement of their yacht’s inventory. Read More

Telemar Italy awarded exclusive distribution deal with Net-Logic

Monday, 29 October 2012

Net Logic and Compagnia Generale Telemar have signed a distribution agreement, which covers the entire Telemar network including Telemar Yachting Americas, who pioneers the yachting market distributing this technology Stateside. Telemar has also been granted exclusivity across the whole of Italy. Read More

ASMEX 2013 generates international momentum

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Australian International Marine Export Group and Superyacht Australia, are again set to host the annual Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX), this is the key international conference for the marine export and superyacht industries in Australia. 2013 will be the third edition promising even bigger and better outcomes and opportunities for delegates. Read More

Lancer Industries appoints new Sales and Marketing Executive

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Lancer Industries Ltd. has announced the appointment of Mr. James Lowe as their new Sales and Marketing Executive. Mr. Lowe joins the highly recognized manufacturing team from the super yachtworld where he has captained prominent vessels within the multi million-dollar charter yacht sector. Read More

Clear Yacht Interiors and Ocean Marine form strategic alliance

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Clear Yacht Interiors and Ocean Marine Yacht Center announce the formation of a strategic alliance to position Ocean Marine’s Portsmouth shipyard as one of the only U.S. facilities to offer complete yard and interior design/build services. Ocean Marine’s megayacht repair facility boasts a 1,250-ton Syncrolift. Read More

Safezone International achieves approval status under new MCA directives

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Flame‐proofing specialists Safezone International have become the first Service Provider to achieve approval status under new MCA directives designed to regulate the supply of in‐situ flame‐proofing treatments onboard Red Ensign Group large yachts. MGN 453, which entered into force 1 st October, outlines the standards companies must attain in order for the MCA to recognise the flame‐proofing certificates they issue. Read More

STP Shipyard wins a 2012 CAEB Award

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

STP Shipyard has been selected to receive one of the 2012 CAEB Awards for Good Business Practices in the Prevention of Risks at Work. CAEB selects for the award – now in its second year – those Balearic businesses which best incorporate health and safety at work into the overall management of the organization. Read More

New innovative superyacht helmstand

Monday, 22 October 2012

Lübeck Yacht Trave Schiff GmbH has developed the innovative helmstand for super yachts. This helmstand with registered utility model protection completely conceals the controls of the navigation equipment. The control panel is mounted on an axis and can be rotated to the protected inner area. This principle combines form and function to perfect design. Read More

SYBAss introduces The Superyacht Experience

Friday, 19 October 2012

The members of SYBAss, the Superyacht Builders Association, have developed a new name under which they will undertake collective communications aimed at (potential) owners. This move reflects a desire to make a clear distinction between the association’s business-to-business and business-to-consumer activities. Read More

MarsKeel Technology opens its doors in Europe

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Canada-based MarsKeel announced the addition of Willem Vraets to their sales division. With an extensive background in Marine and Offshore applications, Willem brings a broad base of experience to the team. Canada-based Marskeel supplies keels and keel-systems for the superyacht industry worldwide.  Read More

Pila Pexton joins Merle Wood & Associates

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Merle Wood & Associates has announced that Pila Pexton, a highly regarded member of the international yachting industry, has joined the firm. She will be working in Yacht Chartering and Sales, and will be based out of the firm’s Newport office. For the past decade, she has successfully managed a fleet of high-profile, luxury charter yachts. Read More

Precious cargo of superyachts returns to South Florida

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Every October at Port Everglades, one of the most active cargo ports in the United States, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) reminds the world that its semi-submersible ships are among the most extraordinary in the world, and the cargo they carry is as precious as any delivered around the globe by the thousands of ships that pass through there. Read More

C-Quip International appoints new Sales Director

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Neil Hamlin has been appointed as the new Sales Director at C-Quip International, a NZ manufacturer of custom designed carbon fibre boarding equipment for the marine industry. With over 25 years of experience in the international marine industry, Neil’s working relationship and rapport with the builders, designers and a knowledge of the high quality products required for superyachts will enhance the company’s ability to continue to supply innovative equipment. Read More

Akzo Nobel appoints Global Marketing Manager for yacht sector

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Akzo Nobel has named Elenor Ekman Global Marketing Manager for its Awlgrip, International and Interlux yacht coatings. Ekman, formerly Marketing Manager for Interlux and Awlgrip North America, will be based in Houston. The North America marketing team is now headed by Jim Seidel, who will continue to be based at North America headquarters in Union, New Jersey. Read More

Superyacht Virtual Assistant service launched

Monday, 15 October 2012

At the recent Monaco Yacht Show, a new service was introduced and is generating considerable interest; Superyacht Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant is a professional service provider who specializes in providing remote administrative, secretarial and clerical support as well as technical services for clients - with industry specific knowledge and experience. Read More

UKSA providing a unique pathway into the superyacht industry

Monday, 15 October 2012

UKSA's Our three-year course is a ground-breaking, highly-respected and finely structured programme designed to train the future officers and captains of the superyacht industry and leads to MCA Officer of the Watch 3000gt qualification. The shore-based training part of this programme has recently been approved by the MCA to be counted as 'Yacht Time' towards the total 36 months time required. Read More

Incidences Sails on the Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Friday, 12 October 2012

From September 29 to October 7, the Voiles de Saint-Tropez gathered the largest Classic, Modern or Wally Yachts for a week of regatta. There were nearly thirty boats equipped with Incidences Sails such as Moonbeam 3 and 4, Lelantina or Thendara in the Classic Class, who had a wonderful time on the different races held in the Bay of Saint-Tropez. Read More

Heirlooms hails the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show a major success

Friday, 12 October 2012

The bright and accessible stand featured an impressive collection of fine linens and accessories which saw the Heirlooms staff offering advice to both new and existing customers. To reinforce the company’s position as a leading British manufacturer and supplier of linen, Ruth Douglas was interviewed by the BBC during the show. Read More

Hodgdon Yachts delivers superyacht limo-tender

Thursday, 11 October 2012

This week Hodgdon launched a 10.5 metre MPYD designed Limousine tender, for an Oceanco project. The yard also has three more custom tenders under construction including two designed by Andrew Winch Designs.  Following on the heels of two tenders for Seven Seas, this new tender will also be delivered to an Oceanco client. Read More

Halyard partners with Saturn Marine in New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The science of effectively reducing noise and vibration on any type of boat – from working commercial craft through to superyachts – is limited to a few expert firms. Now Halyard, one of the world’s leading specialists in this field, has a New Zealand based consultancy, Saturn Marine, available to help locally-based boat builders. Read More

Future Fibres appoints new CEO

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Future Fibres has announced the appointment of Hugues Jacquemin as its new chief executive officer, following the retirement of outgoing CEO, Ewan McLellan. Jacquemin served most recently as CEO of 3B The Fibreglass Company, where he maintained his reputation for driving growth, following the company’s LBO from former parent, Owens Corning. Read More

MTU unveils new automation system and restyled bridge components

Monday, 8 October 2012

Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH will be presenting its Blue Vision New Generation automation system at the Salone Nautico Internazionale yacht show in Genoa. It is an automation system for the monitoring and remote control of propulsion systems based on MTU Series 2000 or 4000 engines. Read More

Two of the world’s tallest masts serviced by Marine Results

Friday, 5 October 2012

International rigging and structural inspection company Marine Results has just carried out service work on two of the world’s tallest masts. Marine Results inspected the rig of fast cruising sloop Salute which has the world’s tallest aluminium mast at a towering 75 metres. But even that measurement was dwarfed by the next project. Read More

Yachting Financial Solutions invests in ACREW

Friday, 5 October 2012

Yachting Financial Solutions have further expanded the portfolio within their exclusive YFSOL Voyager investment structure by a small stock purchase in ACREW, the new social network and loyalty scheme for Superyacht professionals. ‘Voyager’ is an exclusive investment structure created 3 years ago by Yachting Financial Solutions, the only financial planner to deal purely with yacht crew. Read More

Heinen & Hopman France appoints full-time on-site service mechanic

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Heinen & Hopman in the Netherlands has appointed a new full-time service mechanic to its dedicated subsidiary on the Côte d'Azur, Heinen & Hopman France. Highly experienced in the maintenance and repair of superyacht heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, Reinder van de Rijk will be on hand to assist yards, owners and captains. Read More

AYSS Announcement of New Chairman, Mark Drewelow

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) has announced the new 2012/13 Chairman, Mark Drewelow of C2C Inc, California. Mark has been the director of C2C since its foundation in 2003 and has been in the yachting industry since 1984. Mark is also the founding member of San Diego Superyacht Association. Read More

Döhle Yachts awarded Passenger Ship Document of Compliance

Monday, 1 October 2012

After a successful audit by the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR), Döhle Yachts has been awarded a full term Passenger Ship Document of Compliance (DOC). The DOC enables Döhle Yachts to provide services to passenger vessels in addition to large yachts built and classified as passenger vessels that are subject to the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC). Read More

Lamboo and Sigmund Yacht Design unveil new tender

Friday, 28 September 2012

Lamboo, Inc. has introduced a high performance runabout to the international markets. The innovative and aesthetic design of the Lamboo Tender R1 combines the sleek modern intentions of Sigmund Yacht Designer Peter Symonds with the performance features of engineered bamboo components. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - Sep / Oct 2012

Friday, 28 September 2012

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, Superyachtworld, Boote Exclusiv and The Superyacht Report. Read More

Global Yachting Group formed by Pinmar and Rolling Stock

Thursday, 27 September 2012

The shareholders of Pinmar and Rolling Stock have formed a new multi strategy company for the superyacht industry called Global Yachting Group. The creation of the Global Yachting Group will strengthen and support these two highly regarded companies and their subsidiaries, which will continue to trade independently, with the exception of scaffolding and supply. Read More

Seven Sevenstar vessels carrying close to 100 yachts to FLIBS

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Sevenstar Yacht Transport has served the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show for 10 years now and has a record breaking amount of at least 93 yachts on 7 motor vessels heading to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville this time. Expected times of arrival vary from 5 to 14 October. The majority of the yachts are new-build motor yachts. Read More

SYBAss celebrates fifth birthday by welcoming three new members

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The annual SYBAss General Assembly, held as usual on the morning prior to the Monaco Yacht Show at the Hôtel Hermitage, saw the Superyacht Builders Association welcome three new members to the fold. It also featured a range of presentations on the current and future state of the industry. Read More

Watkins Superyachts launches Maritime Security Service

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Watkins Superyachts Ltd. has joined with Special Projects and Services Ltd. (SPS) and Unity SPS as their preferred security partners in a new maritime security facility, Watkins Superyachts Secure, aimed initially at piracy protection. In addition to combining with the services of SPS for the large yacht market, Watkins has considerable interaction with commercial shipping companies. Read More

Dirk Johnson joins the Perini Navi Group

Monday, 17 September 2012

The Perini Navi Group is pleased to announce that Dirk Johnson has joined the team at Perini Navi USA. Johnson will promote Picchiotti brand motor yachts and will be based in the new Perini Navi USA offices, which have recently moved to 2 Marina Plaza, Goat Island, Newport, RI- the capital city of US sailing. Read More

Industry veteran joins Amels Refit team

Friday, 14 September 2012

One of the most experienced names in the superyacht industry, Eel Kant, has joined Amels as Sales Manager of the Dutch yard’s Refit Department. With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Eel Kant has joined Dutch superyacht builder Amels to become Sales Manager of the yard’s Refit Department. Read More

Van Berge Henegouwen to launch LuxperienceLab at MYS

Friday, 14 September 2012

Van Berge Henegouwen has announced the launch of LuxperienceLab, their tailor-made technology & design label. Monaco Yacht Show will provide the platform for the launch of this innovation driven label combining state-of-the-art technology with experience driven interaction. LuxperienceLab encompasses imagination, experience and proven technology to create unique and customised entertainment based products which balance creativity with functionality. Read More

SuperYachtsMonaco announces further expansion

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

SuperYachtsMonaco announces further expansion with two new team members joining the company with immediate effect. Vassilis Pateras and Davide Silvello will be based in Greece and Spain respectively and will provide SYM clients with expert consultancy on the Sale & Purchase as well as Charter of yachts in those regions and beyond. Read More

OceanStyle by Burgess unveiled at Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

OceanStyle has today unveiled its new look at the Cannes Boat Show, re-branding to become OceanStyle by Burgess. The re-brand, the biggest transformation of its corporate identity in the company’s history, aligns OceanStyle with its parent brand, Burgess to bring together the heritage of Burgess with the strength of the OceanStyle name. Read More

Oculus Technologies launches iPad app for YachtEye

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Oculus Technologies has announced the launch of the iPad App for YachtEye. This latest addition to the product options offering boat-wide infotainment will be on display at Monaco Yacht Show later this month. The YachtEye App follows a series of developments and changes to YachtEye over the last 12 months. Read More

Vripack Brokers joins MYBA

Friday, 7 September 2012

Vripack Brokers in the Netherlands has become the first Dutch brokerage house to join the MYBA (the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association). By becoming a member of this globally renowned trade organisation, which was founded in 1984, Vripack Brokers offers its clients in the superyacht market an even greater degree of security and professional support.Read More

Maretron introduces vessel data recorder for capturing NMEA 200 messages

Friday, 7 September 2012

Maretron has announced the release of what is believed to be the marine industry’s first vessel data recorder for capturing any and all NMEA 2000® messages. Each message is stored using solid-state memory technology with simple data retrieval via a removable USB Flash drive. Depending on the chosen USB Flash drive memory size.Read More

Australia overhauls century old maritime laws

Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Australian Federal Parliament recently passed historic new laws which regulate the safety of shipsand seafarers and ensure shipping is conducted in a manner which protects Australia’s precious marine environment.The passing of the Navigation Bill 2012 and the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Bill 2012.Read More

Williams & Smithells launch British Yacht Registrations website

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Williams and Smithells, the international yacht brokerage and new yachts agent for Allures Yachting lift keel yachts, has launched a new website . British Yacht Registrations is a trading name of Williams and Smithells, who boast over 40 years’ experience of selling and registering yachts.Read More

Danish Yachts appoints new CEO

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Patrik von Sydow has been named as the new CEO for Danish Yachts A/S, in Skagen. Patrik is a Swedish national and comes from an exceptional background at Director level with a combination of "blue chip" companies and top end global marine industry. He is very much looking forward to taking the helm at Danish Yachts.Read More

Jendrik Odenwald and Tamsen Maritim finalise long-term consultancy

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Jendrik Odenwald completed a long-term consultancy contract for Tamsen Maritim. After having worked successfully as owner’s representative for Mr. Heiner Tamsen in Antalya, Turkey, where Jendrik Odenwald had been finishing the 41m yacht taTii.Read More

MTN Satellite Communications expands worldwide TV network into yacht markets

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications,connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced that MTN Worldwide TV is now available to commercial shipping, ferry, oil & gas and yacht customers that want access to licensed content including news, entertainment.Read More

CNI appoints new Director of Charter Marketing Europe

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Camper & Nicholsons International have announced the appointment of Sacha Williams as new Director of Charter Marketing Europe. Sacha joins CNI from Edmiston, where she quickly climbed the ranks to successfully manage the charter marketing department with a five strong team and a fleet of over 50 yachts. Read More

Jean Jarreau Sailing Wear and Dolphin Wear form partnership

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Earlier this month, Sint Maarten based company Jean Jarreau Sailing Wear and Antibes based company Dolphin Wear jointly announced their new partnership agreement. The well-known European leader in yacht and crew uniforms has appointed JJ Sailing Wear as their new representatives for the Caribbean Islands. Dolphin Wear in Antibes has already a presence in Palma, the Netherlands and Golfe Juan. Read More

Next generation superyacht touchscreen monitors

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The second quarter of 2012 sees two significant milestones for glass bridge monitor market specialists Aadaptiv; the anniversary of the first marine installation of a touch screen monitor with multi-touch gestures and the unveiling of a design breakthrough that is set to revolutionise the performance of LCD Marine Displays. Read More

Pinmar Supply opens new shop at Marina Barcelona 92

Monday, 20 August 2012

Pinmar Supply has announced the opening of their new Barcelona shop in Marina Barcelona 92, one of the finest superyacht facilities in the world. It is ideally located next to the main gate of MB´92 and has entrances at Paseo Juan de Borbón 90. As MB´92 is expanding with the market, and have responded with newly renovated and larger facilities. Read More

Alex Banning joins SuperYachtsMonaco

Monday, 20 August 2012

SuperYachtsMonaco announces another important addition to its successful brokerage team with Alex Banning joining the company with immediate effect. Alex will be based in Monaco and will fulfill a primary role as a Sale & Purchase broker of both new and previously owned yachts. Read More

Superyacht paintings by Anna Boulton

Monday, 20 August 2012

When Anna Boulton isn’t on the water trimming super yacht sails, she’s in her studio recreating the world’s most eye-catching boats doing battle on canvas. Born in Dubai, Boulton’s first foray into the world of sailing came when she was still wearing floaties. A passion for the ocean quickly blossomed alongside her artist’s flair for painting. Read More

Multipanel to supply 75 foot Majesty expedition yacht

Monday, 20 August 2012

MultiPanel has increased their global footprint with the approval of their product for use in Gulf Craft’s new 75 foot Majesty Yacht expedition craft. Gulf Craft is the Middle East's and Africa's largest and leading producer of fiberglass boats and yachts. Gulf Craft Chairman, Mohamed Bin Hussein Alshaali said that MultiPanel has initially been specified for use in flat wall and ceiling panels to help eliminate such a huge volume of weight. Read More

MARSEC-XL Welcomes Jim Jagielski as a New Council Member

Friday, 17 August 2012

The MARSEC-XL Foundation has announced the appointment of a new council member, Jim Jagielski. “Jim has extraordinary technology and open source expertise and we are delighted that he is joining MARSEC-XL as a new council member. He brings a wealth of experience and insights that come from running a successful large global open source community,” said Krystyna Wojnarowicz, President of MARSEC-XL Foundation. Read More

The Ribbon 45 SC to make her Mediterranean debut in Monaco

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Late 2011 we wrote about the collaboration between Ribbon Yachts and Vripack, that had resulted into a new tender, the Ribbon 45 SC. We recently met up with Ribbon Yachts' President and founder Stephen van den Berg, who told us all about what makes this spacious 45 footer so special. Read More

SELEX to showcase enhanced entertainment capabilities at MYS

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Yacht Technologies business of SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, will be showcasing its enhanced state-of-the-art entertainment capabilities at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. The news follows the recent announcement of Yacht Technologies’ unique association with Dawsons Marine. Read More

Three superyacht tenders under contract in France

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tender Shipyard SAS, specialised in the construction of superyacht tenders, have signed 3 new tenders contracts, for a TS62, TS68 and a TS 73, including one full carbon tender, for a superyacht under construction in Holland. The other two tenders will be built in polyester with a 260 hp Z Drive and a 260 hp hydrojet. Read More

Brazil Yacht Services opens its doors

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Brazil Yacht Services, formed by professionals with over 40 years in the SuperYacht Industry, have opened their doors in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil Yacht Services offers a full support service along the entire coast of Brazil. Brazil is seeing an increasing number of visiting SuperYachts beginning to cruise this pristine coastline. Read More

GO2 Global Yachting to exhibit at three major superyacht shows

Monday, 13 August 2012

GO2 (pronounced “Go Two”), Cerion Energy’s highly effective diesel fuel additive, was launched into the superyacht market at the Monaco Yacht Show just a year ago. Since then, GO2 has been honoured with a DAME Award at METS and has over 60 superyachts using the product around the World. Read More

New effective organisation system of deck equipment

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Established in Bristol, England, Yacht Organiser is today announcing its launch of the company and line of space saving products designed specifically for the super yachting industry. YO is the brainchild of two “yachties” Fraser Gow and Jarrad Willis, who have over eight years of combined experience within the super yachting industry. Read More

Increased comfort onboard 32 metre sportfisherman under construction

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Delivering its largest gyro to date, Seakeeper's M26000 will be installed on Jim Smith Boats' hull #29. This 32 metre custom, tournament sportfish yacht will debut in 2013. As a builder of high-performance yachts, many reaching speeds of 40 knots or more, directional stability was very important to Jim Smith Boats. Read More

Changes at the top of the Ferretti Group

Monday, 6 August 2012

The Board of directors chaired by Ferretti Group Chairman Tan Xuguang has unanimously appointed Ferruccio Rossi as the new Managing Director. Ferruccio Rossi, who has been working for the Group as Riva Managing Director and Ferretti Group Country Manager since 2005, will replace Giancarlo Galeone. Read More

New power management system for superyacht Berzinc

Friday, 3 August 2012

Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology has recently adapted and fitted the main switchboard of the 42 metre superyacht Berzinc with a new power management system. The brief was to ‘keep it simple’. As the electric sternthruster had been removed from the yacht, it was possible to considerably simplify the switchboard. Read More

EYOS Tenders delivers Maori 52 Collider

Thursday, 2 August 2012

EYOS Tenders have just delivered their latest project managed boat to a delighted owner. The Maori 52 Collider is the first of a new line from Maori Future Concept, which has been styled by Ken Freivokh Design renowned for their innovative work. The 52ft futuristic design features an axe bow, striking lines and is powered by 2 x FTP 510hp engines. Read More

Two Trinity superyachts delivered with Servowatch systems

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Two recent yacht deliveries from the Trinity Yachts shipyard have been fitted with the Servowatch integrated alarm, monitoring and control systems. Superyacht’s Lady Linda and Areti continue the recent relationship between the two organizations which have led to seven vessels leaving the yard with Servowatch systems installed. Read More

e3 assisting in providing cutting-edge communications in Antigua

Thursday, 2 August 2012

The Government of Antigua & Barbuda and Digicel recently launched cutting-edge Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution technology to 85% of the population. The Government and Digicel are partners in a collaborative project which will provide yachts with faster broadband than in almost any cruising ground anywhere else in the world. Read More

Hill Robinson appoints new Director

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Hill Robinson has announced the appointment of Franc Jansen as Director of Hill Robinson, France based in Antibes as of 1 August 2012. Well known in the industry Franc brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Hill Robinson team. Franc’s back ground is in commercial shipping and he holds qualifications both as a navigation officer and as an engineer. Read More

Revolutionary winch housing development

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Muir Windlasses Australia has used the Sydney International Boat Show to launch its latest composite fibre housing for its range of horizontal anchor winches. Managing Director Matthew Johnston said the new housing for motor and gearbox assemblies, shafts and other components for pleasure craft replaced a traditional aluminium housing. Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport partners with New Zealand Millennium Cup

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) has announced its partnership with the New Zealand Millennium Cup to offer an attractive discount. The discounted DYT voyage for 2013 will sail from Palma de Mallorca, at the end of November and stop in Le Marin, Port Everglades and Golfito in December before arriving in Auckland. Read More

Rigging specialists team up with Pierrepont Analysis

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

In a move that strengthens their position as one of the world’s leading superyacht and raceboat rig and structural inspection specialists, international riggers Marine Results have signed a Teaming Agreement with Pierrepont Analysis. All contracts acquired by Pierrepont in the marine sector will be handled jointly by the two companies. Read More

Ocean Alexander switches to Alexseal paint

Monday, 30 July 2012

After careful examination of the market and the various products available, starting with 2013 model year, Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has decided to paint all 2013 models exclusively with Alexseal products. Alexander Marine made investments to build dedicated paint booth facilities at their factories. Read More 

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - July / August 2012

Friday, 27 July 2012

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, Superyachtworld, Superyacht Business, Boote Exclusiv and The Superyacht Report, and at The Bucket Book, by Jill Bobrow, Dana Jinkins and Allesandro Vitelli. Read More

Willis North America appoints Rob Carron in Yacht Team

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker with operations in Florida, today announced the appointment of Rob Carron, Account Executive, Willis North America Yacht Practice, effective immediately. Willis is a leading insurance broker that provides employee benefit and risk management solutions. Read More

David Pitman retires as secretary of the J Class Association

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

After 12 years as Secretary of the J Class Association, and the great success of the two UK J Class events this year, David Pitman is retiring from the role. This has been a fascinating era for the J Class, starting with the inaugural meeting of the Association in 2000. David created the constitution and a set of rules. Read More

Trend Marine glass used on 62 metre superyacht refit at Compositeworks

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Compositeworks in La Ciotat, France informs us they are delighted by Trend Marine’s world class service supplying balustrade and swimming pool glass for the refit of 204-foot superyacht in a very short time frame. Deadlines were very tight, and the team at Compositeworks, led by Rob Papworth & Adrian Byrnes, required a fast, accurate and high quality supply of glass. Read More 

Future Fibres signs contract for two 60 metre Perini Navi yachts

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Future Fibres has announced the recent signing of two 60 metre superyacht contracts with prominent Italian superyacht builder Perini Navi. When Perini Navi, one of the most experienced superyacht builders in the world, chose to partner with Future Fibres, the message to the industry was clear: trust Perini Navi – trust Future Fibres. Read More

Vicem chooses Raymarine for superyacht flagship

Monday, 23 July 2012

Turkish builder Vicem have equipped the recently launched Vicem 107 superyacht Moni with a comprehensive suite of Raymarine electronics. “We chose Raymarine as our supplier for this yacht because we could get everything we required from one supplier,” commented Gary Smith, the US sales broker of Vicem. Read More

Rupert Marine delivers 50 foot superyacht tender

Monday, 23 July 2012

Rupert Marine has delivered a 50-foot RIB as a tender to the 100 ft Wally sailing yacht Indio. The 50-foot tender Indi Jones is based on the Rupert 50 Wheel House and customized to the buyer’s specifications. Indi Jones is built according to yacht standards and colour coded to match the mother ship. Read More

e3 Systems sells 60% equity

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

e3 Systems has announced today a major step in their strategic development plan with the sale of 60% of the Group equity to grupoarbulu, whose headquarters are in Madrid. The e3 Group and brand will remain unchanged and independent but we will be in the enviable position where, with a strong balance sheet. Read More

Wider 42 delivered by Antonov An 124 airplane

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Italian nautical company Wider, founded on a project designed by Tilli Antonellli, celebrates the launch of its 10th 42 footer. This important goal has been achieved just over a year after the company was founded. What makes Wider 42’ no. 10 particularly memorable is the unusual way in which she was delivered. Read More

J Craft partners with Carol Joy

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

J Craft Boats, the Swedish luxury powerboat manufacturer, is entering into a global partnership with Carol Joy, the premium beauty products brand. The partnership will see both companies work together on a worldwide events programme and joint marketing efforts as they enter the Eastern European and Asian markets. Read More

Nobiskrug expands customer service

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Nobiskrug has announced the appointment of two new executives to their expanding workforce. Bernd Wittorf has enjoyed several successful years in shipbuilding industry and has joined the refit and repair department stating that he aims for a “all-in-one solution” for yacht owners covering all technical aspects of yacht operation. Read More

Kardinal Marine rewarded only authorized agent for refit projects for Esthec

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Kardinal Marine has recently been awarded as the only Authorized Agent for Refit projects in U.S.A. for Esthec. Esthec is a composite decking material that not only looks & feels like real teak, but is able to withstand the most severe weather conditions at sea. Read More

Yachtzoo appoints new charter broker in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 9 July 2012

Yachtzoo has welcomed charter broker, June Montagne, to its retail charter division in the Fort Lauderdale office. June started as a Yacht Charter Broker in 1996 and has experience as a sailor, charter crew and a crew placement agent. Read More

YPI appoints new Director of Sales

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Yachting Partners International (YPI) has announced the recruitment of Russell Crump as the Group’s new Director of Sales. Well known to many in the industry, Russell’s yacht broking career spans a period of almost 20 years linking him with some of the world’s largest yacht sales and the industry’s most respected owners. Read More

Dan Thomson appointed at Advanced Marine Technologies

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Advanced Marine Technologies (AMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned marine industry expert, Dan Thomson, to the new integrated sales team at AMT. Dan will be responsible for technical sales and developing new markets. Read More

New appointments at SuperYachtsMonaco

Monday, 2 July 2012

SuperYachtsMonaco announces an important addition to its successful brokerage team with James Auld joining the company from July. James will continue to be based in Monaco and will fulfill a primary role as a Sale & Purchase broker of both new and previously owned yachts. In addition the company also welcomes Natasha Kinoo to its Monaco based operation in the role of Sales Brokerage Assistant and Office Manager. Read More

SELEX announces association with Dawsons Marine and B&O

Monday, 2 July 2012

The Yacht Technologies business of SELEX Elsag has enhanced its entertainment offering following a unique association with Dawsons Marine using Bang & Olufsen audio visual products. The union will enable Yacht Technologies to bring its state-of-the-art entertainment solutions to a new level. Read More

Overmarine Group expands US team

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Overmarine Group continues its growth and is proceeding it's investments in the US market through the enhancement of its team of managers and has appointed Stefano Arlunno as the new Area Manager for the Americas. Stefano Arlunno was born and brought up in Turin, Italy, where he graduated as an Engineer. Read More

Superyacht broker Steve Elario joins Y.CO

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Y.CO has announced the further growth of its North American team with the addition of superyacht broker Steve Elario. Born and raised near the water in Massachusetts, USA, Steve Elario began his career in yachting in 1979, and has worked as a Captain and broker ever since. Read More

Galapagos renewable project for Yacht Carbon Offset

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Yacht Carbon Offset has secured carbon credits from a renewable power station in the Galapagos Islands. These are available now on a first come first served basis for allocation to yachts that wish to select this project for their offset programme. Interested clients are invited to contact the company for a no-obligation quotation. Read More

Incidences Sails buy Eurosails Manufacturing in Palma

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

As a major step forward in its strategy of international expansion and consistent with its obkective of integrating the Super Yachts market, the French sail maker Incidences Sails has just signed the acquisition of Eurosails Manufacturing, which will now becomes Incidences Sails Super Yachts Palma. Read More

Quinta Essentia’s owner appointed Ambassador for La Belle Classe Superyachts

Monday, 25 June 2012

It was during The Rendezvous in Monaco, which this year saw ten outstanding yachts from 38 metre to 67 metre on Quai des Etats-Unis, that the first Russian Ambassador for La Belle Classe Superyachts was appointed. The announcement was made at a La Belle Classe Superyachts cocktail, organised on Quinta Essentia. Read More

Exclusive superyacht toys now available for rent

Monday, 25 June 2012

Superyacht Tenders and Toys has announced that they are now offering a range of high value luxury yacht toys to rent. Items include the Jetlev-Flyer, Submarines, Seabob, Jet-ski and more. All items come with full training and in the case of submarines a pilot, support crew and even a support vessel if required. Read More

Veritais fits yacht automation system on superyacht Kadimo's

Monday, 25 June 2012

Veritais Ltd has completed a major audio-visual / IT refit on Kadimo’s that included the supply and installation of what Veritais considers to be the leading Yacht Automation System for yachts. Based on the tried and tested Control4 platform, the version supplied by Veritais is specifically adapted and programmed for use on yachts. Read More

The Newport Charter Yacht Show culinary competition

Friday, 22 June 2012

Chefs from eleven of the 27 participating yachts at this year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show went head-to-head in Wednesday’s Culinary Competition, which was split into two classes: Grande Class, for yachts 100 feet and above, and Premier Class, for yachts 99 feet and under. Grande Class winner was Chef Eddj from Lady M. Read More

MarQuipt introduces Carbon Fiber Sea Stairs for side-to-boarding

Friday, 22 June 2012

Roman Pieterse of RPM, the exclusive European distributor of MarQuipt, inform us about MarQuipt's new Carbon Fiber Sea Stairs for Side-to-Boarding. High modulus carbon fiber and resin designed for use in the aerospace industry and an infusion process provide consistent, void-free parts for optimal visual quality and mechanical strength. Read More

Sealskin, a new hide from Marine Leather

Friday, 22 June 2012

In keeping with its attention to the needs of the shipowner and to the latest design trends, Marine Leather has just created Sealskin, an ultra-durable and environmentally friendly hide, designed for the external furniture of the most prestigious boats. Sealskin is smooth to the touch and is available in a wide range of nuances. Read More

New director of Yacht Management-Europe at IYC

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

IYC has appointed Fabien Roché as Director of Yacht Management-Europe, a newly created position based in IYC’s Monaco office. This is a critical step in IYC’s widening global presence and indicates the firm’s dedication to placing key personnel close to clients to meet the exacting demands of the global superyachting marketplace. Read More

Fire Retardant certification changes to come into effect in July

Monday, 18 June 2012

With the MCA currently concluding on an overhaul of its Large Yacht Code there will be some significant changes introduced that will have a major impact on soft furnishing design considerations for both New Build and existing vessels. The impending changes will tighten up on a number of areas in relation to the Fire Retardant certification from the frequency of assessment to the quality of post manufacturing treatment. Read More

Recent hires marks global expansion for Fraser Yachts

Friday, 15 June 2012

Fraser Yachts is expanding rapidly. In Spain, Fraser Yachts welcomed three new Sales Brokers: Bill Thiem, Harry Peralta and James Bland. All three worked for Engel & Volkers in Marbella and decided as a team to join Fraser Yachts. They each have an impressive background in the superyacht industry and bring a wealth of experience to the Fraser Yachts team in Palma. Read More

New superyacht tender by Windy and EYOS Tenders

Friday, 15 June 2012

Windy Scandinavia will start production on an 8 metre Superyacht tender based upon a design brief from EYOS Tenders. The boat, styled by Eidsgaard Design, will be the first major tender designed from day one to meet the needs of the superyacht market. The tender has been designed to maximize the yacht’s garage space. Read More

New team at De Valk in Antibes

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices at various sailing hotspots throughout Europe, De Valk International has been chartering and brokering yachts for almost six decades. The company is now embarking on an ambitious new strategy to further support owners of quality motor and sailing yachts. Read More

Porto Montenegro looking for Marketing Manager

Monday, 11 June 2012

Porto Montenegro are recruiting for a sales-oriented Marketing Manager with at least 5-8 years of marketing experience in the marina, real estate and/or luxury industry. This role involves working closely with both the Marketing and Sales teams with the key responsibilities including contributing to the annual marketing plan. Read More

Claasen Shipyards joins Holland Yacht Experience

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Cooperation is the keyword in the new economic climate and also the backbone of the Holland Yacht Experience concept. Based on Port Canto, Cannes, Holland Yacht Experience has announced that Claasen Shipyards has joined HYE. Claasen is well known for their sailing yachts such as Firely and the J-Class Lionheart. Read More

Oyster strengthens Palma de Mallorca office team

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Oyster has announced the appointment of Jamie Collins to the Oyster Brokerage team. Jamie will be based at Oyster's recently opened Palma de Mallorca office, further strengthening Oyster's presence in the Mediterranean. Read More

Hayati Kamhi, founding Partner of Proteksan Turquoise dies

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

It is with great sadness that the Proteksan Turquoise shipyard has announced the sudden death of Hayati Kamhi aged 62, who died at home. Hayati joined with Mehmet Karabeyoglu over eighteen years ago to form what has become Turkey's leading builder of luxury superyachts and is ranked in the top ten shipyards in the world. Read More

Bruce Johnson will represent Maine yacht yards

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Three independent yacht yards in mid-coast Maine are appointing Bruce Johnson, formerly of Sparkman & Stephens, as their business development executive. Brooklin Boat Yard, Front Street Shipyard and Rockport Marine reached an agreement to employ Johnson to represent each yard independently in seeking new construction projects. Read More

Ship Motion Group BV founded in The Netherlands

Monday, 4 June 2012

In March 2012 Jan Bruggeman and Wouter Kloppenburg, two former key members of Amartech BV, founded their own company named Ship Motion Group BV, consisting of three sub-divisions: Ship Motion Design BV, Ship Motion Consultancy BV and Ship Motion Consultancy BV. Read More

Jotun launches Megamatt Agent

Monday, 4 June 2012

The successful launch of Jotun’s Megagloss HG topcoat, developed using the latest resin technology, is now exceeding its finish possibilities with the launching of the Megamatt Agent. This new ancillary provides a superior solution when a matt finish is needed. Apart from being an easy-to-mix product, its good application properties. Read More

MedAire partner with J Class Association for UK regattas

Friday, 1 June 2012

The International SOS company MedAire has joined with the J Class Association to support this summer’s two major UK J Class events, providing a dedicated paramedic on the water for all race days. Although the J Class yachts are sailed by experienced crew, there is always the risk of a sail handling accident or equipment failure. Read More

Superyacht development to deliver jobs and economic benefits for Auckland

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Auckland is set to benefit from more marine industry jobs and growth in regional GDP following a decision on the funding of a commercial development to service superyachts. Yachts have become an increasingly familiar sight on Auckland’s waterfront in recent years with more owners recognising the level of expertise within the local industry. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - May / June 2012

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

This month we take a look at the top stories in the latest magazines, books and other yacht publications. This month includes; Yachts International, Boat International, Superyachtworld, Superyacht Business, Boote Exclusiv and The Superyacht Report. Next month we plan to bring you an even larger selection of magazines. Read More

Watkins Superyachts posts annual storm season forecast

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

In what has become a respected annual resource for the marine-insurance industry, Watkins Superyachts has produced their annual Atlantic basin/Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean storm season forecast and begun their daily monitoring bulletin to underwriters, insurance brokers, yacht Captains, fleet management and offshore energy interests. Read More

Complete Marine Freight extending its brand to New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Complete Marine Freight (CMF) will be extending its brand and presence into one of the world’s most prominent sailing capitals, Auckland, New Zealand. By establishing a worldwide network of agents CMF is ensuring their customers get the same service they have become accustomed to in the rest of the world. Read More

Fleur de Lis Palma relaunches

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Fleur de Lis Palma is one of Mallorca’s finest Yacht Service and events agency, boasting some of the most famous yachts sailing our seas as clients and this year they are re-launching and re-jigging, representing the hottest companies from all over Europe making these products readily available in Mallorca. Read More

Amartech to continue activities under new structure

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Amartech, known for their custom propulsions and rudder solutions, has made a new start. Amartech recently filed for bankruptcy, but the company  will continue to operate under the same name, but within a new structure. Knowledge, experience and innovation, will continue to be key factors within the new company, which will be located in Urk, The Netherlands. Read More

Quid Pro Quo introduces Yacht Carbon Offset

Monday, 21 May 2012

Quid Pro Quo, the 30 metre Benetti Tradition motor yacht featured at the 2012 MYBA Charter Show in Genoa, has introduced a policy of carbon offsetting her fuel. With her first carbon offset already in place, the carbon footprint of the yacht’s engines will be balanced by equivalent emissions reductions from verified green energy projects. Read More

New appointments at e3 Systems

Friday, 18 May 2012

e3 Systems have appointed Lynne Devereux as Regional Sales Manager on the Côte d'Azur and Alessio Belli as Business Development Manager in Italy. Lynne Devereux, an accomplished Business Development Executive, most recently with De Valk Yachts and prior to that with YachtPlus Limited has joined the e3 team. Read More

Oculus Technologies announces Seetrac integration with YachtEye

Friday, 18 May 2012

Oculus Technologies are pleased to announce plans for more in-depth integration between their YachtEye infotainment product and the onboard Seetrac Tender Tracking Systems. Plans for YachtEye to incorporate additional status feedback from the Seetrac Base Unit (SBU) enables Oculus to develop the informative side of YachtEye’s functionality. Read More

Tax free deliveries of consumable goods on superyachts

Friday, 18 May 2012

With increasing pressure on governments to raise revenue, ever-changing rules, and differences in tax regulations for (especially) alcohol in relation to other products, Riviera Yacht Support clarifies some fundamental rules regarding the delivery of tax free goods to yachts in the EU. To purchase goods, including alcohol and provisions, tax free, the local Customs Office needs to be satisfied that the goods are to be exported, and consumed outside the EU. Read More

Hoek Design Naval Architects develop superyacht-standard daysailer

Friday, 18 May 2012

Fresh from joining the sea trials of the newly launched Essence 33, designer Andre Hoek is highly enthusiastic about this spectacular Dutch daysailer. “She is built to an incredibly high standard in every respect - few if any day sailors have ever been made to this quality level while also offering such an exceptional performance.” Read More

Superyacht Visione gets Rondal rollaway slab reefing boom

Friday, 18 May 2012

The 44.8m/147ft Reichel-Pugh sloop Visione is a committed and successful contender on the superyacht regatta circuit, so when the Owner decided to enhance performance with a complete new rig, his team knew that a key component in achieving his objectives would be an advanced new boom system. Read More

New General Manager Marina Operations of Mourjan Marinas IGY

Friday, 18 May 2012

Mourjan Marinas IGY’s Wayne Shepherd, a well respected veteran of the marine industry, has been promoted to General Manager, Marina Operations. Mr Shepherd has been Mourjan Marinas IGY’s Regional Operations Manager for the past four years and will now take full responsibility of all marinas within the Dubai-based company’s portfolio. Read More

OYS secure 60m Perini thruster order

Friday, 11 May 2012

Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) have announced that they are now contracted to supply the new Perini Navi 60m series with their latest RDE (Rim Driven Electric) thruster. With the first of the latest model scheduled for delivery in 2013, Hull c.2193 will be the initial Perini with the RDE thruster by OYS. Launched at the Monaco Yacht Show 2011. Read More

Dominion Marine Technical Services team expands

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The team at Dominion Marine Technical Services (DMTS) has recently grown in accordance with demand. Chris Allix, director and founder of Dominion Marine Corporate Services told us why: “As it is a requirement in the UK MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2) that all commercial yachts, over 24m and under 500GT have an effective Mini-ISM system on board...Read More

Wally 50m superyacht Better Place ready to launch

Monday, 7 May 2012

A few days before the launching of the Wally 164 superyacht Better Place at ISA Yachts, in Ancona, Italy, Hall Spars’ experts successfully completed the stepping of her 67.5 metre long carbon mast, the longest ever manufactured by the US facility. The 50m sailing yacht has been equipped with a four-spreader high modulus carbon mast. Read More

Enhancing the quality of power onboard yachts

Monday, 7 May 2012

The quality of the power available onboard yachts has never been more important. Thanks to the modern rectifier technology used in motor drives, UPS systems, battery charging stations, light dimmers and computers, a significant improvement in comfort levels has been attained. At the same time, however, these modern technologies have an impact on harmonic distortion in the electrical distribution circuits onboard. Read More

Cerion Energy’s GO2 to be in powerboat record attempt

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

World record adventurer Alan Priddy has chosen to use Cerion Energy’s DAME Award winning GO2 diesel fuel additive onboard Accomplish More for the Company85 Global Challenge round the World powerboat record attempt this year. The Challenge is a bid by British ocean adventurer Alan Priddy to design and build the fastest and most efficient wave-piercing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. Read More

Job opening for experienced project managers at Lanka Marine

Friday, 27 April 2012

Because of business expansion Lanka Marine, a leading Italian company specialised in supplying natural stone to private homes, superyachts, and aircraft interiors, is looking for two skilled and knowledgeable project managers. The project managers will be the link between designers and interior outfitters, and their role is to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. Read More

N&J appoints two new charter brokers

Friday, 27 April 2012

Northrop & Johnson has announced the addition of Scott Carlson to the Fort Lauderdale team and Solenn de Braux in the South of France, as Charter Brokers. Scott grew up in Holland, Michigan where he started sailing on his father's boat.Solenn de Braux was born in Senegal, lived in Kenya, the Congo, and Mexico before moving to the US . Read More

Oceania Marine appoints new marine coatings manager

Thursday, 26 April 2012

After an exhaustive worldwide search, Oceania Marine has announced the appointment of its new marine coatings manager. Andy Shephard is leaving his base in Holland and moving to Whangarei, New Zealand to take over management of Oceania Marine Coatings as of May 2012 providing the company with the benefit of his extensive experience. Read More

Tailored toys at Superyacht Tenders and Toys

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Superyacht Tenders and Toys has teamed up with luxury goods customisers, Venom Design, to create a set of ultra-modified jet-skis for a client with a large motor yacht. Three top-of-therange Seadoo RXT 260 jet-skis capable of 70 mph are being completely restyled to match the look of the 60 metre motor yacht. Read More

Bluewater and Shaker BarSchool join forces

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Following the launch of the Guest training syllabus- introduced to the industry by the PYA in 2011- bluewater training school has spent the past 6 months developing the interior course programme to suit the new framework and help interior crew gain the necessary qualifications in line with their roles onboard. Read More

Isle of Man Yacht Forum appoints new chairman

Monday, 23 April 2012

Andy Roy has been appointed the new Chairman of the Isle of Man Yacht Forum. Andy is a principal of Baker Tilly Isle of Man and director of Bennett Roy Maritime. He has been involved in the yachting industry for over thirty years and brings considerable experience to his new role as Chairman of the Forum. Read More

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits head to Dovaston Crew Show 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Limited (“MSCB”), a signposting division of financial products specifically for Superyacht crew, is for the third year executive sponsors at the 5 th Dovaston Crew Show this week in Palma. Its stand will be positioned opposite the main bar, similar to last year. In addition MSCB will be sponsoring the satellite bar. Read More

Savage Marine expands product portfolio

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Savage Marine Ltd, leading specialists in lighting solutions for the superyacht industry, are pleased to announce the addition of “Mood Magic” by Lumotics Marine to their LED and halogen lighting product portfolio. “Mood Magic”, an intelligent, multi channel driver and controller unit, is the latest product to be included in Savage Marineʼs product and lighting system solutions. Read More

New faces at CNI's charter department

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Camper & Nicholsons International has appointed two new charter brokers. Charter broker Cristabel Nye will join the CNI team in London, and senior charter manager Carine Zanotti joins the Charter Marketing Division team. Read More

OmniAccess launch first iPhone VSAT customer support portal

Thursday, 19 April 2012

OmniAccess has launched a new web based Customer Service Portal (CSP) and an iCSP, the world’s first iPhone App to allow its BroadBEAM customers to access useful information about their marine VSAT services at any time and location around the world via a mobile device. Read More

IYC appoints new Crew Placement Director and charter agent

Thursday, 19 April 2012

International Yacht Collection (IYC) has announced the recent appointments of Jennifer Howarth—International Crew Placement Director—and Katya Jaimes—Yacht Charter Agent. As IYC continues consolidation of its global services portfolio for an increasingly global clientele, the addition of both Howarth and Jaimes is further evidence of the firm’s long-standing reputation for innovation. Read More

New appointments at Denison Yacht Sales

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Denison Yacht Sales recently hired eight new yacht brokers and a charter fleet manager. The new hires will expand the company's presence at its Florida and California offices. Joining the Fort Lauderdale brokerage are Skip Denison, Juan Pasch, Peter Quintal, and Gene Echols. Juan will specifically be assisting in the sale of new Beneteau G.T.'s. New brokers to the California location include Dave Millett, Rick Peters, John Zagorski and Ed Gillespie. Read More

New faces at Affinity Management Services

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Affinity Management Services Limited has announced the appointment in March this year of Andrew Morgan to the Board of Directors. Andrew has been with the company since 2008 and previously held the position of Yacht & Aircraft Manager. Read More

Australian Superyacht Crew forms alliance with TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Maritime

Monday, 16 April 2012

Aspiring Superyacht crews can now undertake globally recognised training allowing them to work internationally and domestically for the first time, thanks to a unique strategic alliance. Australian Superyacht Crew Recruitment & Training (ASC) has partnered with TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Maritime to provide Superyacht STCW95 Basic Safety Training and other superyacht specific courses. Read More

Cerion Energy and ECOsuperyacht partner to form GO2 Global Yachting

Friday, 13 April 2012

Cerion Energy, manufacturer of the DAME Award winning nanotechnology-based diesel fuel additive GO2 and ECOsuperyacht, the exclusive European distributor for GO2, announce that they are partnering to form a new global marketing & distribution business called GO2 Global Yachting. Read More

Live from Antibes: Rinck Travel explained

Friday, 13 April 2012

Rinck Travel offers the Yachting Community’s needs for travel arrangements. Sophie Riché explained this morning at the Antibes Yacht Show, “Over 26 years we have adapted our services into a complete package for superyacht companies, industry personnel, owners, captains and crew to travel around the world". Read More

Live from Antibes: SuperYacht Company expands and announces new team member

Friday, 13 April 2012

SuperYacht Company, the publisher of, is proud to announce that Riejanneke Niesert has joined the sales team as an account manager. Riejanneke has just successfully finished her degree in Management, Economics and Law in The Netherlands. Riejannaneke will be based in our office in the centre of Amsterdam. Read More

Georges Bourgoignie joins Fraser Yachts U.S. sales team

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Fraser Yachts has announced the arrival of Georges Bourgoignie as the newest addition to its U.S. Sales Team. Bourgoignie joins Fraser’s Fort Lauderdale office as an experienced Sales Broker of both Motor and Sailing Yachts, having sold hundreds yachts representing both the buyer and the seller in transactions worldwide. Read More

Renato Cagiati joins Northrop & Johnson as CFO

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Northrop & Johnson has announced the arrival of Renato Cagiati, Chief Financial Officer. Based in Fort Lauderdale (FL) Renato will manage all financial aspects of the organization. Renato is an Italian citizen who moved to Paris, France, as a teen. He attended the University of Paris Law School and later on graduated from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Read More

E Tech Group announces successful delivery of first two E Touch systems

Thursday, 5 April 2012

After discussions with yacht Engineering teams and after a year of development E Tech Group have announced the successful delivery of the first two E Touch systems. The E Touch system is a power management system built to classification society approval, using the latest touch screen technology. Read More

Burgess in expansion mode

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

2011 was a record year for Burgess and despite tough trading conditions in the superyacht industry over the past three years, all divisions of the company have prospered. To keep pace with its growing business, Burgess has recently supplemented its already highly experienced workforce of over 130 professionals with some of the very best people in superyachting. Read More

New power system concept for Royal Huisman Shipyard

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

WhisperPower BV, the Dutch designer and manufacturer of smart power solutions, is preparing the supply of a 100 kW power generation system, consisting of two Genverter 50 kW variable speed generators, which will be installed in a 40 metres plus sailing yacht. In addition, a 50 kW integrated flywheel generator, also known as a shaft generator, will be supplied as an additional power source. Read More

A. De Keizer Electrotechniek joins Holland Yacht Experience

Friday, 30 March 2012

Following the recent addition of Hogenelst Super Yacht Interiors, Holland Yacht Experience based on Port Canto / Cannes is proud to welcome yet another participant to their group of Dutch professionals on the Côte d'Azur; A. De Keizer Electrotechniek B.V. Read More

Lantic launches new international sales strategy

Friday, 30 March 2012

Lantic Entertainment Systems has launched a new international sales strategy that will redirect its focus towards supporting the leading, professional AV system integrators around the world. This new approach will allow Lantic to extend its global reach while enabling it to devote more resources to providing support. Read More

SeaKing secures two major deals in superyacht market

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Electrical engineering firm SeaKing Electrical is making waves in the superyacht market after landing two major contracts and scooping a major award. The firm, which has offices in Birkenhead and Aberdeen, has recently completed work on one of the world’s top 100 super yachts Kogo. This involved a four month dry dock project in La Ciotat, South France where SeaKing worked as a contractor to marine consultant Svitzer. Read More

Newthex appoints Ruben Tienpont in yacht department

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Newthex in Sappemeer, The Netherlands has appointed ruben Tienpont (1975) for the product group Yacht building. Newthex aims for technology leadership in the development and manufacturing of maritime doors, hatches and elevators. Ruben is a mechanical engineer from a shipbuilding family and also a very experienced and keen yachtsman. Read More

e3 Systems partners with Aage Hempel International

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

e3 Systems are very pleased to announce that they have signed a Partner Agreement with Aage Hempel International AS. Aage Hempel provides marine electronic services and has offices in Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, Malta and Panama. Aage Hempel will represent e3’s award winning communication services. Read More

Kaleva Yachting Services joins AYSS

Monday, 26 March 2012

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) has announced the acceptance of Kaleva Yachting Services Ltd, Vanuatu as a Full Member. Kaleva Yachting Services Ltd in Vanuatu act as agents to superyachts and cruising yachts alike, bridging visitors by boat to the friendly, rich islands of Vanuatu. Read More

Superyacht CV-9 looking for an engineer

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Superyacht CV-9 is taking applicants for the engineer position onboard that is full time, permanent, with good salary, based on experience & qualifications and a great benefit package. CV-9 is a 40 metre, twin screw, 1995 Delta that has been continually maintained and upgraded to the highest standards. Read More

Fastmount wins international business award

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Innovative company Fastmount has won the top award for best business with revenue under $10m in the 2012 New Zealand International Business Awards, held in Auckland, New Zealand. The Awards celebrate business success in the world and recognises professional excellence and innovative practice with exceptional export success. Read More

Ferretti Group Convergence event a great success

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Safety on board, emergency management, ship knowledge, and technology. Those were the main topics addressed in a four day event, organised by the Ferretti Group. Over 120 captains and engineer of Ferretti Group yachts followed classroom lectures, team exercises, and in-depth visits to shipyards. Read More

New Marina Manager at Harbour Towne Marina

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Westrec Marinas’ Harbour Towne Marina in Dania, Florida has announced that Barry J. Armband is joining the operation as Marina Manager, effective immediately. Barry’s impressive background is ideally suited to the intricacy of Harbour Towne Marina, renowned for its marina operations and service, and its vibrant community. Read More

Net-Logic release the only wireless BNWAS system

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The count down begins for all existing vessels to have the BNWAS retrofitted onboard at the first survey after 1st July 2012. A BNWAS is essentially a ‘dead man’s alarm system’ intended to ensure the officer on watch is alert and competent to carry out his duties. It is, in effect, a timer, which counts down, triggering an alarm. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas adopts new management system

Friday, 16 March 2012

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas has chosen HavenStar, the leading marina management system, to support its international management services division as it embarks on a world-wide expansion programme. The agreement follows installation of HavenStar at Camper & Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina in Grenada and Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. Read More

Demler launches first crew agency focused on large sailing yachts

Friday, 16 March 2012

In addition to the project management activities at Demler Marine Projects, Demler has launched Demler Marine Crew - the first Crew Agency exclusively focused on large Sailing Yachts. Wether you are looking for a new job, or for qualified crew to fill open positions - if it's on a sailing yacht, Demler can help. Read More

Rhebergen Composites announce new shareholder

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Amsterdam based company Rhebergen Composites has announced a change in shareholders. Company founder Simon Rhebergen will step down after being involved in the company for more than 25 years, his shares will be taken over by Composite Entrepeneur Rolf Dothagen. Read More

First J-class yacht with WhisperPower hybrid propulsion system launched

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Holland Jachtbouw has launched the J-class yacht Rainbow at its yard in the Netherlands. Based upon the lines of the original America’s Cup winner in 1934, this spectacular 40-metre J features the unique WhisperPower hybrid propulsion and power system. Rainbow is currently being stepped and sea trials will commence this month. Read More

e3 Systems in top 10 Sea Tel Sales League

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sea Tel recently informed e3 Systems that their sales in 2011 have now earned them a place in the top ten of their seventy plus dealers in Europe. This achievement reflects the close collaboration of the two companies in offering VSAT satellite solutions and TV to super yachts worldwide. e3 Systems specialises in marine communications integration. Read More

Baglietto under new management

Monday, 12 March 2012

The Baglietto shipyard in La Spezia, has announces a new management . As of 1st February 2012 Diego Michele Deprati has been appointed as the new Mananging Director. Angelo Giaccone is the new Production Manager. Diego Michele Deprati, has worked for the Italian Navy, and more recently as Managing Director of Mondomarine. Read More

Trend Marine Products delivers watertight door to 141 metre superyacht

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Following the successful launch of their new watertight door system, Taylor Made Group’s UK subsidiary, Trend Marine Products Limited, has now delivered a full set of watertight doors with DNV type approval to Abu Dhabi Mar for the Swift 141 metre project Yas in Abu Dhabi. Read More

Two new superyacht tenders by Hodgdon

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Following on the heels of two custom tenders for the Oceanco Seven Seas, Hodgdon has signed a 10.5m custom limo tender and 10.5 m custom open tender for another Oceanco client. The new build design and construction specifications for these Michael Peters Yacht Designs, were developed by A.J. Anderson of Wright Maritime Group. Read More

The Antibes Raft Race is back

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

It is ten years since the Antibes Raft Racers took to the waters of Port Vauban, creating Mayday mayhem in late April on their home-made whacky crafts. Yes, it has taken ten years to recover from the last one, but the Raft Race Team have lashed it together one more time to bring pre-season cheer to the Mediterranean’s largest pleasure port. Read More

Bureau Veritas launches new rules for superyachts

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

International Classification Society Bureau Veritas is launching NR500 DT R01E, a fully updated set of classification rules for Yachts and Large Yachts built in steel, aluminium alloys or composite materials. The Rules cover design approval, material and equipment certification and construction surveillance at the yard for single yacht building or for production in large series following an alternative survey scheme. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas appoints new manager in Limassol

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and F&S Marinas have announced that they have appointed Paul Sorrell as General Manager of the marina in Limassol, Cyprus. Paul's recent positions include Marina Manager at Al Bandar Marina, Abu Dhabi, Harbour Master at Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Marina Manager at Cabarita Point, Sydney Harbour. Read More

Job opening for experienced project managers at Lanka Marine

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Because of business expansion Lanka Marine, a leading Italian company specialised in supplying natural stone to private homes, superyachts, and aircraft interiors, is looking for two skilled and knowledgeable project managers. The project managers will be the link between designers and interior outfitters, and their role is to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. Read More

Two new faces at Northrop & Johnson

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Northrop & Johnson is delighted to announce the arrival of two new faces at the company. John Jay Mouligné joined as Sales Broker and Karina Lopez as Marketing Director. Although a newcomer to Northrop & Johnson, John Jay has been on, in, our around the water his entire life. Read More

MTN augments leadership team in preparation to launch next generation network

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced the addition of two key executives to its management team in support of the company’s momentum and aggressive growth plans; including the company’s impending launch of its Next Generation Network. Read More

Federagenti expresses satisfaction for amendment to Italian berth tax

Friday, 2 March 2012

Fulvio Luise, President of Federagenti Yacht (Italian Ship Agents) Division, expressed satisfaction today at the passing of the Grillo and Cutrufo amendment to the Italian berth tax legislation passed in late December 2011 which was to go into effect May 1st 2012. The amendment stipulates that the berthing tax will only be applied to Italian citizens who possess a vessel even if it has a foreign flag. Read More

Endeavour heads for the Caribbean aboard Dockwise

Friday, 2 March 2012

After successfully completing sea trials, Endeavour is now on board Dockwise and is headed for the Caribbean. Once she reaches Florida, Endeavour will sail to take part in the Antigua St Barths Bucket regatta in March alongside Yachting Developments built Bliss (36 metre) and Symmetry (29.3 metre). Read More

Ferarri chairman comments on Seakeeper system

Thursday, 1 March 2012

If anyone can understand the importance of unhindered speed and beauty, it's the man behind luxury automaker Ferrari. Seakeeper gyros deliver superior roll reduction in many sea conditions, without drag-producing appendages. Their quiet operation and low power consumption make them the stabilization choice over fins. Read More

Isle of Man Government opens representative office in Singapore

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development is opening a representative office in Singapore. The office will allow increased engagement and strengthening of commercial relations in both Singapore and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Read More

Remco Zeevaarder to represent Seaway Powell Marine Ltd

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Seaway Powell Marine Ltd has announced that Remco Zeevaarder will be representing them in the future in relation to marine equipments and hydraulic systems in the yacht and super yacht sectors. Seaway Powell Marine Ltd specialises in the design, manufacture and through-life support of top quality marine hydraulic systems and captive and other winches for the yacht and super yacht industry. Read More

Company85 Global Challenge goes carbon neutral with ECOsuperyacht

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

ECOsuperyacht is partnering with Company85 Global Challenge to fully offset all carbon emissions arising from the record circumnavigation. The Challenge is a bid by British ocean adventurer Alan Priddy to design and build the fastest and most efficient wave-piercing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe, breaking not just the existing 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes powerboat record, but the 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes sailing record. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport UK expands

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Within months of the new Sevenstar office opening in England, Sevenstar UK have reported that the venture has been a great success. Whilst the core business of Sevenstar Yacht Transport is to utilise its own fleet where possible to ship yachts around the world, the Sevenstar UK office also successfully offers liner options to its clients. Read More

J Class Association announces official rib partner

Friday, 24 February 2012

The J Class Association has announced that Solent Rib Charter (SRC) has been chosen as the official Rib partner for this summer’s regattas. Having one official partner organisation will allow closer communication between the JCA and spectator Ribs, leading to safer on the water operations and better viewing for spectators. Read More

Oculus Technologies appoints new dealers

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Oculus Technologies are pleased to announce the appointment of four new dealers for their YachtEye superyacht infotainment product following a successful start to 2012 with the delivery of three new systems and the launch of their new website. YachtEye is available in three interactive variants. Read More

ECOsuperyacht partners with the Antibes Yacht Show

Thursday, 23 February 2012

ECOsuperyacht will again be partnering with the Antibes Yacht Show 2012 for the second year running, by offsetting all the carbon emissions arising from this year’s event. Last year’s highly successful show, which saw 13,000 visitors attend, was estimated to have generated 350 tonnes of carbon emissions. Read More

Manson Boss Anchor release onto the market

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Manson Anchors launched the Manson Boss Anchor at METS 2011. The Manson Boss anchor is the most technically advanced and safest anchor to hit the recreational boating market. It boasts even faster setting and even higher holding power. The Manson Boss was specifically designed to suit power boats in the 20'-100'ft range. Read More

Charity to re-distribute yachts’ unwanted goods

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Whether wine or windbreakers, sheets or shoes, ECO Crew collects it. Finally there is a charity to re-distribute all the yachts’ unwanted goods. Eco-Crew, a registered charity, founded by Sheila Goddard from Environmental Services, collects and re-distributes unwanted items such as clothing, food, drinks and household items. Read More

New owners for Oyster Group

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Award winning UK yacht builder Oyster Marine Ltd has today, Tuesday 21 February 2012, been acquired by the Dutch investment company HTP Investments BV (HTP) for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition includes the Oyster Group companies Oyster Marine Ltd, Oyster Brokerage Ltd and Southampton Yacht Services Ltd. Read More

Test machine puts superyacht rig products to the ultimate test

Monday, 20 February 2012

Superyacht rigging specialists Marine Results have invested in a horizontal tensile testing machine which will enable rigging, spar and lifting equipment to be ultimately and accurately tested to ensure that specifications of equipment manufactured and designed by the company are within safe working loads. Read More

Revolutionary job costing system for tracking new builds and refits

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Late delivery and grossly overrun budgets may soon be things of the past, thanks to a revolutionary cloud-based job costing system recently unveiled by StellarPM of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Developed specifically for the marine construction industry, the ProjectPerfect job costing and tracking system provides real-time construction data that will track any new build or refit project in minute detail. Read More

e3 Systems appointed MTN Platinum Provider

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Mallorca based marine electronics company e3 systems has been awarded Platinum Provider status by MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), VSAT satellite communications provider and top choice for more than 50% of the world’s top 100 largest yachts. Read More

Special Neiman Marcus Edition Hacker Craft on display in Miami

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Hacker-Craft is displaying the Neiman Marcus Edition at Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, which starts today, and runs to to 20th. The Neiman Marcus Edition Hacker-Craft will be at ramp 16, slip 313. The boat is powered by a Mercury Marine 8.2 High Output 425 horsepower engine (CE compliant). Read More 

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - February 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Starting this month, we will take a monthly look at the top stories in the latest printed magazines, books and other yacht publications. Our review includes; Yachts International, Boat International, Superyacht International, Yacht Design, The Superyacht Report, and Boote Exclusiv. Next month we plan to bring you an even larger selection of magazines. Read More

The stylish superyacht support vessel Phantom 24m

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Arista Marine, a New Zealand based company that has its operational base in Croatia, has unveiled plans for the Phantom support vessel. The Phantom has taken the role of the SSV or shadow vessel, and given it a contemporary twist. With its 210 m.sq of deck storage area the phantom has the carrying capacity of a much larger vessel. Read More

Crew of superyacht Ice rescue 9 people from the water

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

According to local reports, the crew of Ice assisted in a rescue operation off the coast of Cozumel. A small local boat with a single engine was enroute with divers on board to a bull shark dive site in Playa Del Carmen, when it sank after taking on water in rough seas, leaving all divers and crew in the water, drifting towards Cuba for approx 4 hours. Read More

Orion of the Seas gets the largest Varifold folding propellers to date

Monday, 13 February 2012

Bruntons Propellers has retro-fitted the 49.3 metre schooner Orion of the Seas with new Varifold folding propellers. With a diameter of 45in, they are the largest Varifolds produced to date, although the power they handle, at 210hp each, is small for a propeller already proven capable of handling power outputs of over 750hp. Read More

Livewire Connections deliver communications solution to 70m superyacht

Friday, 10 February 2012

Livewire Connections completed the supply and installation of a complete satellite communications and IT network on-board the new 70 metre M/Y Talisman C, which was successfully launched and delivered in autumn 2011 on time and within budget. Talisman C was built at Proteksan Turquoise Yachts in Turkey. Read More

U-Boat Worx and Ardoin Yacht Design launch Deep Blue submarine support vessel

Thursday, 9 February 2012

From professional applications to leisure use, the catamaran Deep Blue is a fascinating new concept to explore the deep sea anywhere in the big blue. Naval architect Cedric Ardoin aptly designed an elegant multipurpose catamaran combining “open sporting” style with advanced technologies that support efficient submarine operations. Read More

Hogenelst SuperYacht Interiors joins Holland Yacht Experience

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Holland Yacht Experience, the joint venture of a number of leading Dutch yacht companies based at Port Canto on the Côte d'Azur has announced a new addition to the group, Hogenelst SuperYacht Interiors, who have made interiors for more than 40 Superyachts. Hogenelst SuperYacht Interiors can trace its roots back to 1916. Read More

Video of OceanLED's underwater lights on Feadship GO

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

OceanLED has send us a short clip, showing the use of their products. Filmed in December 2011 off the coast of Antigua, superyacht GO, built by Feadship in the Netherlands, shows the grace that underwater lights can bring to boating. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons International appoints new Director of Marketing

Monday, 6 February 2012

Camper & Nicholsons International have announced the appointment of Daniel Ziriakus as Camper & Nicholsons' new Director of Marketing. Daniel, who is originally from Munich but has been residing in the US for the last nine years, will begin his new role this February. Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Advertising & Design and an MBA from the University of Miami with specialisation in Strategic Marketing & Branding. Read More

Heesen Yachts main sponsor of the Synergy team

Monday, 6 February 2012

Heesen Yachts has today announced their main sponsorship of the Synergy team for the 2012 RC44 Championship. With a mix of amateurs and professionals in the crew line-up, the class attracts some of the world’s leading business minds as their owner-drivers along with many of the world’s top international sailors. Read More

CMC Marine gets patent for Stabilis Electra

Monday, 6 February 2012

The European Patent Office has officially and definitively accepted the CMC Marine European patent application request regarding electrical fin stabilization system, named Stabilis Electra. The patent has been issued for an "Automatic system for anti-roll stabilization of watercraft" and is valid for all the European countries. Read More

Lürssen introduces the Lürssen App

Monday, 6 February 2012

iPad and iPhone users can look forward to several Lürssen apps available for free download at the App Store. The first app which has just been launched is an extended version of the Lürssen website Gallery. This App gives the user an overview of the shipyard facilities as well as exclusive photographs of more than 30 recent built yachts. Read More

Seakeeper appoints new field service manager

Friday, 3 February 2012

Citing a rapidly growing worldwide market for its gyro stabilization products, Seakeeper has named Steve Shaw its newest field service manager. Originally from the UK, Shaw has 16 years of experience in the US marine industry. He most recently served as the head of service for a large East Coast shipyard. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport load and discharge first yachts in Australia in 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012

In 2011 Sevenstar Yacht Transport achieved 23 sailings for loading and discharge in Australia. Sevenstar is on its way exceeding this amount in 2012, already having two sailings bound for Australia into both Newcastle and Brisbane over the past week. Other ports to be called into this year are Fremantle, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Read More

Launch of European branch of Cheoy Lee

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Cheoy Lee is celebrating the official launch of Cheoy Lee Riviera, the European branch of yacht broker Cheoy Lee. In 2012, founders Athos Cleanthous and Nick Lockett decided to revitalise the Hong Kong boat builder’s brand in Europe. Based in Nice, Cheoy Lee Riviera distributes technologically innovative, strong, seaworthy yachts. Read More

BSE Maritime Solutions buys Cairns Slipways

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Brisbane company taking over the Cairns Slipway has promised a fresh start for the troubled shipyard, bringing with it a lucrative contract and setting sights on uncharted waters. BSE Maritime Solutions says the untapped super yacht market in Cairns will be among its top priorities now that a long-negotiated take-over has been finalised. Read More

47 Metre superyacht and 8 metre tender by Imaginocean Yacht Design

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sydney based C.Way Pty Ltd has released details of two exciting but very different projects: an 8 metre superyacht tender and a 47 metre motor yacht. C.Way was set up to build luxurious custom and semi-custom boats in a streamlined and rational way, so that costs can be contained without compromising on quality. Read More

Innovative superyacht gadget by BMT and Henry Ward

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, has announces its collaboration with Henry Ward Design in the development of the highly innovative ‘Recreational Island’. Measuring some 10m x 8m when deployed, the design concept is a folding, floating platform, which in its folded position can be stored in a tender bay of a large yacht. Read More

MTN Satellite Communications appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, announced that it has appointed Margaret (Peg) E. Grayson as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Ms. Grayson will play an integral role directing MTN’s financial operations, but will also act as a trusted advisor to Errol Olivier, MTN’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on homeland security-related issues. Read More

Opening of design showroom dedicated to Benetti clients

Monday, 30 January 2012

Last Thursday saw the official opening of a new design showroom in Viareggio. The two story emporium has been purpose-built to display all of the latest materials, fixtures and fittings to create the ultimate superyacht interior. The Styling Lounge has been fitted out with elegant storage cupboards, created by craftsmen from Benetti. Read More

First orders for innovative new Druma-Floor for 100 metre yacht

Monday, 30 January 2012

Drumarkon International, a supplier of superyacht interior materials, has received the first orders for its revolutionary new non-combustible floating floor. A leading Dutch yard is to fit the Druma-Floor NC/SR (Non Combustible and Sound Reduction) in a 100-metre motoryacht that is currently under construction. Read More

Mondo Marine shareholders appoint new CEO

Monday, 30 January 2012

Mondo Marine's shareholders have appointed Roberto Zambrini, aged 54, as Chief Executive Officer of Mondo Marine SpA and Mondo Marine Engineering Srl. Marco Stroppiana will retain the position of Chairman of Mondo Marine SpA. In 2005 mr. Zambrini entered the marine sector as Managing Director of Sanlorenzo SpA, followed in 2008 by being appointed Managing Director of Cantieri di Pisa. Read More

Horizon Yachts appoints new Service Manager

Friday, 27 January 2012

Horizon Yachts Inc, the U.S. East Coast office for Horizon Group, has announced the appointment of Jim Castengera as Service Manager; in his new position, Mr. Castengera will be responsible for providing service and support to Horizon owners and captains along the U.S. East Coast. Mr. Castengera brings with him a wealth of expertise. Read More

Malta Flag now Europe’s top shipping register and endorsed as a Low Risk Flag

Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Maltese Shipping Register was confirmed as the largest merchant flag in Europe and seventh worldwide by Clarkson Research Services, one of the leading providers of statistical services in the maritime sector. Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, Dr Austin Gatt announced this during a press conference held at Transport Malta offices on Friday. Read More

John Clayman appointed to the board of U.S. Superyacht Association

Thursday, 26 January 2012

John Clayman, President of Seaton Yachts of Newport, accepted his appointment to the board of directors during the U.S. Superyacht Association, annual meeting. The meeting was held at Bahia Mar Marina, during the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. Read More

Seakeeper gyros standard on the new Heesen 65 metre yacht

Thursday, 26 January 2012

When a yacht builder premieres an extraordinary engineering advance, other components must be equally revolutionary. Twenty years in development, Heesen Yachts' Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) debuts on its new 65 metre yacht, the first of which will launch in 2013. Heesen has chosen Seakeeper M21000 gyros as standard equipment. Read More

Derecktor Shipyards files for bankruptcy

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Derecktor Shipyards Conn. LLC, based in Bridgeport, CT, announced today that it is seeking protection under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization laws. A depressed economy, the cash drain of investment made in building out the Bridgeport facility, and a recent lack of new construction opportunities, have put a tremendous strain on the company's finances. Read More

Superyacht Imagine starts carbon offsetting fuel consumption

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Imagine, the 65.7 metre superyacht launched in 2011, has introduced a policy of carbon offsetting her fuel. The yacht’s operators have gone beyond the required standards of environmental management, by pro-actively reducing her net carbon footprint. Yacht Carbon Offset counterbalances the greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

Baton Rouge selects Yacht Carbon Offset

Monday, 23 January 2012

Baton Rouge, the imposing 62.5m Icon superyacht, has introduced a policy of carbon offsetting her fuel. The environmental leadership shown by her Owner also acknowledges the high expectations of her prominent charter clients. Yacht Carbon Offset counterbalances the carbon footprint of Baton Rouge’s engines. Read More

Lift Emotion's special dumbwaiter on superyacht Conrad 115

Monday, 23 January 2012

Lift Emotion BV tells us they are currently working on a special dumbwaiter for the Conrad 115 Family Sail Cruiser, which is under construction at the Conrad Shipyard in Poland. The 35.30 metre sailing yacht, designed by Frank Neubelt of Newcruise Yachts, and Dutch Studio Vripack, required a specialized dumbwaiter. Read More

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006: The clock is ticking

Friday, 20 January 2012

After some delay, the International Labour Organisation (“ILO”) recently announced that the Maritime Labour Convention (“MLC”) should come into force in the early part of 2013. For the MLC to come into force 30 members of the ILO must ratify it. Read More

Search for the world’s top superyacht crew starts today

Friday, 20 January 2012

Superyacht captains are being asked to nominate outstanding members of their crew for a new crew competition. Supercrew 2012, organised by yacht management company Krystal Yachts, is open to professional crew who work on any luxury yacht. Each quarter, captains will be able to nominate a crewmember that has demonstrated excellence in their abilities and attitude toward work. The winner selected each quarter will receive an engraved iPad. Read More

Isle of Man Ship Registry sails into 2012 with record tonnage

Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Isle of Man Ship Registry, one of the world’s leading ship registries, just announced record tonnage for the year ending 2011, entering 2012 with a bang. Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) is the datum used to compare the world’s ship registers and a year on year comparison shows a 12% increase in total GRT, climbing steadily from 12.36m GRT at the end of 2010 to 13.84m GRT as we enter 2012. Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport ship headed for South Pacific

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The city of Brisbane, capital of Queensland and Australia’s third most populous city, will welcome Dockwise Yacht Transport’s Super Servant 4 with open arms this month when the 169.49 meter electric orange semi-submersible ship berths at Fisherman’s Island Terminal to unload a cargo of yachts totaling approximately US $35 million. Read More

Derecktor appoints role of sales development and client relations

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Derecktor Shipyards has announce the appointment of Doug Morrison to the role of sales development and client relations. Doug will be based in Florida and can be contacted with enquiries regarding yacht service or new construction at any of Derecktor's facilities. Read More

Global Services expands Palma operation

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Qualified marine engineer Paul Madeley joins the Global Services team in Palma to support both operational yachts and refit projects in the area. His solid superyacht engineering background ensures he is well placed to help and advise crew and management teams on effective procurement for engineering equipment and supplies. Read More

Hunt Yachts adds Australian agent to sales team

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Hunt, a U.S designer and builder of luxury classic motor yachts, hard bottom inflatables and express cruisers up to 72’, has appointed Barry Bailey as the latest addition to its International Sales Team. Based out of Queensland, Australia, Bailey will be the company’s Asia-Pacific regional representative, with nearly 30 years of experience. Read More

Xelvin becomes partner of HISWA Holland Yachting Group

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Xelvin Yacht & Shipbuilding has become a partner of HISWA Holland Yachting Group. This will allow the company to enhance its expertise in the secondment of professionals within the yachting industry. Xelvin Yacht & Shipbuilding is a specialised department within Xelvin set up to provide professionals for construction, engineering and management in the yacht and shipbuilding industry. Read More

Precious cargo of superyachts arrives in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 16 January 2012

Fort Lauderdale based Yacht Path Marine Group recently arrived into Port Everglades with a cargo of precious Superyachts. The heavy lift cargo vessel M/V HHL Tokyo initiated loading operations in Victoria, BC, and then proceeded to Mexico and Costa Rica loading over 13 yachts, of which 5 were over 100 ft in length. Read More

Raytheon Anschütz expands to USA

Friday, 13 January 2012

Raytheon Anschütz is expanding its presence in the U.S. navigation systems market with the opening of its San Diego, Calif.-based operations in January 2012. The business area will be co-located at Raytheon’s established facility, dedicated to the development and delivery of naval and maritime systems and technology. Read More

Superyacht Australia merges with AIMEX

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Superyacht Australia, the peak body for the Australian Superyacht sector, has merged with the Australian International Marine Export group, the peak body for the marine export sector. AIMEX will set up a Superyacht division and will appoint a committee of Superyacht industry representatives to drive the issues affecting this sector. Read More

AYSS welcomes Marina Projects Ltd as associate member

Thursday, 12 January 2012

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) have announced the acceptance of Marina Projects Ltd as an Associate Member. AYSS tells they look forward to a long and exciting association with Marina Projects Ltd. Marina Projects Ltd is a specialist marine design and consultancy business that provides a range of services from feasibility studies through to master planning and project management. Read More

New orders for Servowatch at Trinity Yachts

Thursday, 12 January 2012

The New Year brought with it the latest order from the world renowned shipyard Trinity Yachts for the supply and installation of the Servowatch integrated alarm, monitoring and control system for project T-059 making it ten yachts in little over three years. This recent award continues the on-going commitment between shipyard and supplier working in harmony to provide cost effective turnkey installations. Read More

MTN appoints new President and Chief Executive Officer

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Errol Olivier to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Olivier most recently served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Olivier has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Read More

Freeman Marine now under new ownership

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Freeman Marine Equipment Inc., a US supplier to the worldwide marine industry, is now part of Advanced Marine Technologies (AMT). The company was purchased by AdvanTec Global Innovations of British Columbia, Canada. AdvanTec owns the four companies that make up the AMT Group. The other members of the group are Diamond Sea Glaze, Steelhead Marine and Manly Marine. Read More

Da Gama crew training service expands

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The on board Crew Training provided by the professional mariners of Da Gama Limited has continued its expansion following a successful year of working with a number of new build and operational yachts. Having worked on new build and operational vessels between 50 to over 90 metres in length and with crew numbers from single digits to over 30, Da Gama are setting the standard within the industry. Read More

Sunseeker sets new innovative standards with Esthec

Friday, 6 January 2012

The new Sunseeker 28 metre Yacht will make its debut at the London Boat Show 2012. It will also be Esthec’s first appearance in the new year. The Esthec deck and capping provide unity to the design of this new yacht. All the decks on this new Sunseeker 28, have been fitted with innovative Esthec composite decking. Read More

Events Clothing Company release new catalogue and website

Friday, 6 January 2012

Events Clothing Company, an Auckland, New Zealand based Uniforms Supplier to the Super Yacht Industry, is a company built on reputation for its ability to supply innovative, quality garments to both the marine and corporate sectors. End of 2011 has seen the company release a brand new 45 page catalogue and create a new look website. Read More

The Dlimo superyacht limousine tender by Dariel

Friday, 6 January 2012

Dariel, an Italian based builder specialized in building custom luxury tenders for the superyacht industry, is launching a new five-star limousine. Dariel tells us everything starts from the concept that a tender is often the starting point of a superyacht experience. Designed by Marino Alfani, the Dlimo measures 9.53 metres. Read More

New regional office for PYA

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

PYA has welcomed Thirty Seven South Ltd to the expanding network of PYA Regional Offices. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Thirty Seven South is the 7th PYA Regional Office gives the association truly global reach. Read More

New showroom in Barcelona & Caribbean agent for Deckers Uniforms

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Following on from our news article yesterday of Dutch Agent representation, Deckers Uniforms appoint Nick & Sian Line as their Caribbean Agent Representative based in Antigua. Additionally, a new office and Showroom will open shortly in Barcelona. Read More

Deckers Uniforms appoint Superyacht Spares as representative

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Deckers Uniforms has announced the appointment of Superyacht Spares in the Netherlands as their most recent Agent Representative. Deckers Uniforms international presence now extends globally from its Headquarters in Palma, Mallorca through Holland, France, Malta, Thailand, Caribbean & the UK. Read More 

Rerun swedish superyacht tenders

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Rerun is a Swedish company designing and building user friendly tenders, and day cruisers, in wood with a classic design, specially for the superyacht market. The tenders are built with classic ash frames and a massive wood core, then two layers of 45 degrees veneer and for outer protection 295g E-glass reinforcement and epoxy. Read More

Superyacht Aurelia fitted with Seakeeper gyro stabilization

Monday, 2 January 2012

Until recently, Heesen Yachts had not considered gyro stabilization. But after a memorable sea trial in July 2011, the management team was so impressed they expect to be working with Seakeeper well into the future. In fact, the Heesen hull YN 16465, a 65 metre yacht due for completion late 2012, will also feature Seakeeper's stabilization system. Read More

IYC signs on as sponsor of USSA St. Maarten’s Captains Briefing

Thursday, 22 December 2011

International Yacht Collection (IYC) has announced its First Mate Sponsorship of USSA’s 7th Annual Captains Briefing and Reception, a two-day networking event, 18-19 January 2012, at the Yacht Club Isle de Sol, St. Maarten. The event is of particular interest to IYC as its St. Maarten office supports many of the IYC fleet for charter and sale and is a hub of its Caribbean business. Read More

C-Boat launches new range of chase-boat superyacht tender

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

C-Boat has announced the introduction of a range of the most technologically advanced chase boats ever produced, comprising of 7 metre, 9 metre, 12 metre and 15 metre models. Having been delivered a brief by a client to design such a boat, Jason Carrington and his colleague Angus Blair constructed the most rigorous R&D program. Read More

Allufer Tempesta launches new website

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Allufer Tempesta, Italian producers of superyacht portholes, doors, hatches, tanks, sterndoors and tender launching trolleys, have launched a brand new website this month. The new website contains new graphics, a new style and more content. Surf among sections, and read the latest news about new products and projects. Read More

Pinmar creates the p3 Surface Care System

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Pinmar has announced the creation of the p3 Surface Care System. Its nanotechnology makes it one of the most advanced restoration and coating systems in the world. Polymer chemists and photonic engineers working together under the direction of Pinmar have developed an innovative surface care system specifically for the demanding marine environment. Read More

Lift Emotion to build elevators for 66 metre superyacht Invader

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Lift Emotion BV has announced that they have been granted the contract to build the elevators for Delta’s 66 metre project Invader. Lift Emotion has worked with Delta on three other projects and the combination of good cooperation and a demand for the highest quality resulted into the next project. Read More

Strand Craft unveils new retro superyacht tender

Monday, 19 December 2011

Swedish boat builder Strand Craft has unveiled a new and stunning Strand Craft Tender. The new coupé concept features a glossy mahogany transom and a beautifully shaped coupé cockpit. Designed by Zolland, the tender will feature chromed hardware, custom made to match the tender’s retro style. Read More

New addition to Besenzoni’s pilot seat range

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The already vast range of accessories for the nautical world from the famous Bergamo based brand receives a new and innovative pilot seat: Infinity Lux, an innovation of the Infinity seat and of similar design, but with a sleeker line resulting in a reduced encumbrance at the steering position, without having to sacrifice the comfort. Read More

New innovative lighting solutions by Luxall

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Luxall is a new Italian company, based on the competence of the Reda Group in elastomers extrusion and the long and tried experience of its partners in developing innovative lighting solutions. With Luxall’s special manufacturing process, top quality LEDs are coupled with a high standing elastomer as silicone rubber. Read More

Complete energy systems from WhisperPower at Boot Düsseldorf

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

At Boot Düsseldorf (stand 10 F17) four new power systems will be introduced, varying from the Basic Comfort System, a small solution for yachts longer than eight metres to the sophisticated Royal System for yachts up to 25 metres with a wide range of power consumers onboard. The Basic Comfort system is the smallest system. Read More

Sea Independent and X-Craft join forces

Monday, 12 December 2011

Sea Independent and X-Craft have signed a mutual strategic alliance agreement in which Sea Independent will promote X-Craft products through an existing network of worldwide agents. X-Craft designs custom built Superyacht tenders and Performance RIBs, which are exclusively manufactured in the Netherlands. Read More

IMO consultative status for SYBAss

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) was granted consultative status by the members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) during the recent IMO General Assembly. In anticipation of the consultative status, SYBAss has already been actively contributing to the work of IMO. Read More

Three gyros steady superyacht Elsea

Thursday, 8 December 2011

An extremely sophisticated, high-performance yacht deserves the very best stabilization system. After its first successful Seakeeper installation, boatbuilder Rodriguez Group knew the gyros would be a must on future projects. Most recently, three M21000 gyros were installed on Elsea, a new Italyachts 43m. Read More

Shore Solutions UK Ltd joins Association of Yacht Support Services

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) has announced the acceptance of Shore Solutions UK Ltd as an Associate Member. Shore Solutions consistently supplies superyachts, villas and private households with the finest food, drink and interior items of distinction worldwide.  Read More

Pinmar and NonStopYacht form Pinmar Supply

Monday, 5 December 2011

Pinmar and NonStopYacht are pleased to announce the creation of Pinmar Supply. This new venture, combining Pinmar’s Dock Shop sales division with NonStopYacht’s superyacht supply business, will have bases in Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. Read More

Competition to find the world’s top superyacht crew

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A new competition is being organised which allows superyacht captains to recognise outstanding members of their crew. Called Supercrew 2012 and organised by yacht management company Krystal Yachts, the competition is open to professional crew members who work on any luxury yacht. Read More

New management service for shipyards by Sea-Alliance Group

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sea-Alliance Group, the international maritime business, is adding to its portfolio a new quality control service aimed at international shipyards, as a result of growing demand for independent project managers for new build and refit work. Read More

Deckers Uniforms appoints Global Services as UK representative

Monday, 28 November 2011

Deckers Uniforms has announced the appointment of Global Services as their UK Agent Representative. Nicholas Stael von Holstein, International & Newbuild Sales Manager of Deckers, states that, "Having worked on numerous large yacht projects together, we are delighted to continue working with and building our business relationship with Global Services, a leader in their field of purchasing and procurement products and services." Read More

Ribbon Yachts and Vripack unveil the Ribbon 45 SC

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The collaboration between Ribbon Yachts and Vripack has resulted into a new tender, the Ribbon 45 SC. What makes this spacious 45 footer so special are her characteristic lines and innovative design which give her a modern look. Twin Rolls-Royce water jets powered by Cummins engines are controlled by a vector stick control system. Read More

Hubbell Marine's UL-Listed 200 Amp Ship-To-Shore system

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

An increasing number of marinas around the world are providing dockside 200 amp service. Hubbell Marine is the only source for a UL-Listed 200 Amp Ship-To-Shore System. Designed specifically for superyachts, the CSA-certified device features a NEMA 4X-rated watertight black box, fittings and accessories. Read More

Interview with Beatrice Witzgall of I3D Lighting Design

Monday, 21 November 2011

We recently had a chance to sit down with Beatrice Witzgall of I3D Lighting Design to discuss her recent experience working on superyachts. She is probably best known within the yachting world for her work on Pacific or the recent launch of A&R #6492 Amaryllis, but she has also been involved with many confidential, undisclosed projects. Read More

CMC Marine category winner at the DAME Award 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

CMC Marine's Stabilis Electra, model 18BR-2X, has been awarded with the prestigious DAME 2011 Award. CMC Marine was the winner in the Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings category. The DAME Jury inspected 133 entries from 21 countries and then nominated 43 products. Read More

Salperton IV makes use of recent expansion at Doyle Palma

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

At the beginning of this year Doyle Palma underwent a large expansion with a new custom designed 1555 m2 sail loft. The first superyacht to make use the Doyle's expanded facilities, is superyacht Salperton IV, which we published about on monday. “We redesigned the facility for projects just like this” states Loft Manager Fiona Bruce. Read More

Manson Anchors launch New Boss Anchor at METS 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

At the opening of METS 2011 at the Amsterdam RAI today, Manson Anchors introduced the Boss Anchor – the New Zealand-based company’s most technically-advanced, safest anchor ever. The new Manson Boss boasts an average of 20-25% more holding power than the Manson Supreme in most seabeds. Read More

Veritais introduces the V-Box

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Veritais informs us about the Veritais V‐Box, a comprehensive, bespoke entertainment content service that updates automatically via VSAT. With V‐Box from Veritais, crew will no longer have to spend hours selecting and loading music tracks and movies on to the yacht’s central media server. Instead a V‐Box content package is selected . Read More

New Doyle sails for superyacht Salperton IV

Monday, 14 November 2011

Last week we published about superyacht Salperton IV's new mast, today we receive news from Doyle Sailmakers, who provided the new sails. Following the stepping of a new Southern Spar carbon rig, the 45 metre superyacht Salperton IV returned to Palma to have new Doyle Stratis high performance sails fitted. Read More

Esthec heading East

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Esthec, producers of a composite substitute for teak, with all the outward features of teak, the look of teak and even the feel of teak, has built up a solid reputation over the years. They now inform us the time had come for Esthec to move beyond its geographical limits. And they have done just that with the a co-operation with Alliance Marine Group. Read More

Heavy duty superyacht tender by Ivan Erdevicki

Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Erdevicki product line-up has been recently been extended to include a high class, heavy duty tender. The ER30- ST is a 30ft all aluminium boat designed and built to meet the most extreme weather conditions. Being a whole class above your regular RIB runabout, the boat meets the stringent Lloyd’s standards for special service craft. Read More

Castoldi presents new Jet Tender 19 model

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Castoldi S.p.A. has presented the new Jet Tender 19 model, which will be launched on the market in the first quarter of year 2012. Equipped with a totally new hull and superstructure design it will substitute the Jet Tender 19 S and T. The new Jet Tender 19 is powered by a 180 HP Yanmar 4BY-180 engine. Read More

Contechs Marine debuts at METS

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

UK based Contechs Marine is bringing its outfitting experience of the high-end automotive sector to offer a dedicated range of interior and exterior outfitting services to the yacht market. The company’s first year at the upcoming METS coincides with this expansion into the superyacht and refit sectors. Read More

Hunt Yachts' HBI 30 RIB at the America’s Cup in San Diego

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM) in San Diego will be utilizing HBI 30 RIBs as their VIP Guest Experience spectator boats when the AC 45 catamarans race there in November. The America’s Cup World Series San Diego, November 16-20, will be the first America’s Cup World Series event to be hosted in the United States. Read More

Dockwise to sell Dockwise Yacht Transport

Monday, 7 November 2011

Dockwise Ltd has today announced it has signed a letter of intent to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) to Coby Enterprises Corp, supported by private equity and with participation of the existing management of DYT. Closing of the transaction is conditional upon market customary conditions. Read More

Superyacht Salpterton IV back in action with new mast

Monday, 7 November 2011

The 45 metre performance sloop Salperton IV is now sailing again with brand-new hybrid modulus carbon fibre mast and an EC6 continuous rigging package from Southern Spars. Built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars’ Custom Projects team in New Zealand, the replacement mast was fitted and dock-tuned by Southern Spars’ Rig Pro team. Read More

GO2 diesel fuel additive nominated for DAME Design Award 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011

ECOsuperyacht will be exhibiting Cerion Energy’s GO2 (pronounced “Go Two”) Diesel Fuel Additive in the Superyacht Pavilion at METS this year on stand 10.421. GO2 has already attracted the interest of the judging panel for this year’s prestigious DAME Design Award and has been nominated for an award from among a total of 133 entries from 21 countries. Read More

Dockwise completes most complex lift-on/lift-off procedure to date

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) completed its most complex lift-on/lift-off procedure to date using the 532-foot (162.3 meters) transport vessel Combi Dock 1, owned by Combi Lift, whichleft Genoa, Italy on October 7 and arrived safely in Phuket, Thailand on October 28 with seven yachts aboard. Read More

Yacht Express crosses Atlantic with quarter of a billion Dollars in yachts

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Due to its sheer size, the 686-foot (209-meter) Yacht Express demands an audience, but when the flagship of Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) fleet of semi-submersible ships pulled into Ft. Lauderdale October 24 with a record breaking cargo of yachts valued collectively at $270,341,000, it was nothing short of a show stopper. Read More

Aqua Star USA signs agreement with Guangzhou Minhua Yacht

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Aqua Star, manufacturer of high tech underwater adventure and marine leisure products announced today an agreement to secure the exclusive distribution and marketing services of Guangzhou Minhua Yacht Company. Under the agreement Guangzhou Minhua Yacht Co. will provide distribution, and business development. Read More

Complete Yacht Solutions at the boat shows

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Having recently celebrated the first anniversary of founding the business, David Gates, Managing Director of Complete Yacht Solutions Ltd (CYS), has announced that CYS will exhibit for the very first time at METS2011 from the 15th-17th November in Amsterdam. Read More

Head-of-State-level security for superyachts

Friday, 21 October 2011

With a professional services provider roll that reads like a who’s-who in the international security industry, Command at Sea International (CASI), is set to become the premiere player in the private yacht security market. CASI will be led by two extraordinary individuals whose vision is to provide yachts, their owners, guest and crew with the same level of security typically offered to world leaders. Read More

The art of true craftsmanship at Struik & Hamerslag

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

We often fall in love with yachts, and admire the designers and builders of these beautiful works of art. We visit the world’s most beautiful locations to catch a glimpse of the real stars of this industry, the superyachts. Over the years we’ve built up an eye for detail, being able to separate just another yacht from an authentic masterpiece. Read More

GMT Composites names Jonathan Craig Director of Sales and Marketing

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

GMT Composites Inc. has named Jonathan Craig as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. Jonathan, with over a decade of experience in composites with Fiberspar Inc, will look to grow GMT's existing marine business, increase brand awareness with new marketing initiatives, and expand GMT's success in industrial applications. Read More

Stainless DownUnder and Kiwi Closures at FLIBS and METS

Monday, 17 October 2011

Stainless DownUnder and Kiwi Closures will be exhibiting their line of polished stainless steel and painted aluminum sliding doors, hatches, hinged doors, hardware and security systems for the yacht building industry at both the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam this fall. Read More

IYB announces commercial certification of yacht Awol

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Lazzara’s 24 metre yacht Awol was delivered to the owner a few days ago and is currently enjoying an inaugural cruise through the Bahamas. She will then head down under to her permanent residence in Australia. Built at the company’s Tampa yard, the Lazzara designed Awol is the 22nd in the LSX 78 series of yachts. Read More

Besenzoni introduces a new transomdoor in Genoa

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Besenzoni has introduced a new transom door at the Genoa Boat Show 2011. The new Besenzoni manual transom door is characterized by a clean design, made possible by the self-supporting, frameless windows. The panels are held by an upper strip in polished stainless AISI 316 steel, which is corrosion resistant. Read More

Imtech opens new offices in France, Morocco and Spain

Monday, 10 October 2011

Imtech N.V. is expanding its marine services network with a total of five new offices in France, Morocco and Spain. This concerns offices in Le Havre, Saint-Nazaire and Marseille in France and Tangier in Morocco following the acquisition of the French marine services provider ETNA, Etudes Techniques et Nouvelles Applications SA. Read More

e3 Launch new pre-activated DirecTV decoder service from Antigua

Friday, 7 October 2011

Due to the bottleneck in DirecTV decoder activations, caused by hundreds of yachts arriving in the Caribbean simultaneously, e3 Antigua has launched a new service to combat these delays and frustrations. New decoders are supplied and activated by e3 Antigua from their office in English Harbour, and can be delivered on board there, or sent to another island if required. Read More

AYSS announces new chairman

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) is delighted to announce the election of their new Chairman, Anders Nodskov Pedersen of TR Shipping APS, Denmark. Anders has been the director of TR Shipping Denmark, since its foundation in 2004 and has been in the yachting industry since 1996. Read More

Cheoy Lee to use Palladium Technologies’ SiMON2 system

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Palladium Technologies, Inc. has announced that it’s DAME award-winning SiMON2 system is part of the new advanced implementation on the CL 70 series yacht from Cheoy Lee Shipyards of China. This luxury motor yacht will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Read More

Cougar Marine custom tenders for superyacht Palladium

Monday, 3 October 2011

Cougar Marine attended the 21st Monaco Yacht Show in September, in partnership with Michael Leach Design (MLD) and Blohm + Voss GmbH (B&V) on the 95 metre superyacht Palladium delivered last year. The luxury yacht has been short listed for a number of categories in the prestigious ShowBoats Design Awards. Read More

Lantic introduces the Wi-Fi Audio Centre

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Lantic Entertainment Systems has released an iPhone / iPod WI‐FI Audio Centre (WAC) app that allows those onboard any yacht equipped with a Lantic Entertainment System to select and control music and other audio content in audio‐only zones via the integral wireless network. Read More

Wally//One debuts in Monaco

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Wally has recently released the first official pictures of its new luxury day boat, Wally//One, which made her debut last week at the Monaco Yacht Show debut. Wally//One has been designed to deliver superior performance, technology, comfort and space and is the successor to the Wally//Tender. Wally//One is priced from 580,000 euros. Read More

Raytheon Anschütz to supply integrated navigation system to Amels

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Raytheon Anschütz was recently selected as the supplier of the integrated navigation system to new Limited Editions Amels 199. Amels has introduced the new yacht at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show and is currently constructing the first yacht. Alewijnse Marine Systems B.V. is responsible for the complete electrical system. Read More 

Setting foot on U-Boat Worx’ C-Quester in Monaco

Monday, 26 September 2011

At this year’s Monaco Yacht Show we had a chance to witness U-Boat Worx’ C-Quester. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to actually take the C-Quester under water, but we did take her out for a little spin, allowing us to experience the feel of this fun toy. The electric C-Questers can dive down to a depth of 100 metres. Read More

OmniAccess expands coverage to Caribbean and Maldives/SE Asia

Monday, 26 September 2011

OmniAccess, IP based communication solution specialists for the marine industry, has launched the ultra-fast BroadBEAM ULTRA 20 Megabit VSAT service as a special seasonal package for the Caribbean and Maldives/SE Asia cruising areas this winter. Read More

Imtech becomes Royal Imtech

Friday, 23 September 2011

Imtech N.V. has announced that Her Royal Highness the Queen of the Netherlands has decided to grant Imtech N.V. the right to use the designation 'Royal'. This special Predicate is awarded today by Mr. Jan Franssen, Queen's Commissioner in the Provence of South Holland, in the presence of Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam. Royal Imtech is now a fact. Read More

Alewijnse focuses on energy efficiency in Monaco

Friday, 23 September 2011

Alewijnse Marine Systems is once again exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show (stand QD64). Alewijnse is known for designing and installing integrated electrical systems for superyachts. In an age where the need for different systems is paramount, Alewijnse supplies its knowledge and expertise to yards all over the world. Read More

Oceanair at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 19 September 2011

At Monaco Yacht Show 2011, Oceanair is premiering a unique ‘Motor Menu’ of powered window treatment options. Automated window treatments are an essential and fast-becoming standard requirement onboard a luxury vessel and with Oceanair’s range of onboard integrated control systems providing blind and curtain control. Read More

Bureau Veritas launches new rules for yachts and superyachts

Monday, 19 September 2011

International classification society Bureau Veritas is launching a fully updated set of classification rules for yachts and superyacht. The Rules cover design approval, material and equipment certification and construction surveillance at the yard for single yacht building or for production in large series following an alternative survey scheme. Motor and sailing yachts of mono or multi hull type, built in steel, aluminium alloys or composite materials are covered. Read More

Yacht Lifeline merges with MedAire

Monday, 19 September 2011

MedAire, an International SOS company, the largest global provider of integrated medical and security risk management services for the yachting industry today announced the acquisition of Yacht Lifeline. Under the terms of the agreement, Yacht Lifeline’s products and services will merge with MedAire a wholly-owned subsidiary of International SOS. Read More

Lift-Emotion launches new website

Friday, 16 September 2011

Lift-Emotion, leaders in producing custom elevators in every shape and size for the superyacht industry, have launched their new website Lift-Emotion, known for designing every elevator desired by customer or architect, recently told us the company worked on some very large, yet highly confidential projects. Read More

Nooscorp will unveil Akumendo in Monaco

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Nooscorp, founded by Guy Butterati - iOS system architect and user experience designer - will host private meetings during Monaco Yacht Show about iOS smart and powerful integration in “information & entertainment” systems aboard superyachts. Nooscorp is an associates group based on “blur & connected” business paradigm. Read More

SELEX Elsag Yacht Technologies launches new website

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Yacht Technologies business of SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company and one of the world’s leading providers of navigation, communication, security and entertainment solutions for superyachts, has re-launched its website as it looks to showcase its unique and value added capabilities. The new website can be found at Read More

CSI Supplies carbon fiber rudders to worlds largest sailing catamaran

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Hemisphere will make her public debut at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show. Designed by naval architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost, Hemisphere is the largest sailing catamaran in the world at 44m. Composite Solutions was selected to provide the custom Carbon Fiber rudder blades and special bearing housings for this project. Read More

Hi-Tech Marine presents the new Tender 38 Oronero

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Alex Pirard Yacht Design has send us the first images of Oronero, an exclusive limousine tender, built by hi-Tech Marine. The tender measures 12 meters in length, with a 3.80 metre beam. She has a maximum speed of 25 knots. The main feature of Oronero is the folding hard-top, the first completely automatized tender hard-top in the world. Read More

e3 Systems opens new base in Mallorca and launches new training facility

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

e3 have announced the opening of their new base in the recently refurbished RS Global Building inside STP shipyard Mallorca. e3 will retain its head office in Portals Nous but has moved its technical and stores facilities to the new building. e3 joins several other businesses inside STP to offer the super yacht sector a true centre of excellence for refit. Read More

PYA launches a new standardised training programme for interior crew

Thursday, 8 September 2011

PYA will launch, during the Monaco Yacht Show & at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a new formal structure for the training and certification of interior crew working on large yachts. This structure has been developed in close consultation with all the stakeholders: Interior Crew; Captains; Training Providers; Charter Agents and Crew Agencies. Read More

U-Boat Worx to exhibit at 21st Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Dutch company U-Boat Worx, one of the global leaders in the design and construction of submersibles will be exhibiting at the 21st Monaco Yacht Show, the largest yacht show in the world that is to be held at Port Hercules from September 21st to September 24th. Read More

Operational Director appointed at SYBAss

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) unites and represents the world’s leading builders of large yachts. Over the past 3.5 years Robert van Tol has been working as Project manager at the SYBAss Secretariat, combining this with a Master of Science in Business Administration at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Read More

Clarification of Hong Kong Recycling Convention by SYBAss

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

SYBAss recently finished a study of the status of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. Since the effects of the Convention would not only require effort from shipyards alone, SYBAss has published the result of its research. Read More

Neff Yacht Sales now offering Tender Shipyard SAS superyacht tenders

Friday, 26 August 2011

Neff Yacht Sales has recently partnered with the French based Tender Shipyard SAS, with the goal of bringing a new trend of yacht tenders to the world of yachting. Jared Neff, President of Neff Yacht Sales is excited to be representing this amazing brand of tenders. "People don't want to spend 50 million on a yacht and put a rubber or plastic tender on it." Read More

Seakeeper Gyros deliver multiple benefits to superyacht Banyan

Monday, 22 August 2011

Superyacht Banyan, a beautiful 31 metre Palmer Johnson, has undergone many changes since her 1980 commissioning. In 2009, she was extended 4.3 metre, repowered and completely refurbished, transforming her into a virtually new yacht. Recently she added twin M7000A Seakeeper gyros, greatly enhancing onboard comfort and stability. Read More

Oculus Technologies launches iPad enabled YachtEye Portable

Monday, 22 August 2011

Oculus Technologies, specialists in software and hardware solutions for the superyacht industry, are pleased to announce the launch of the latest variant to their “YachtEye” product portfolio: “YachtEye Portable”. Owners can now enjoy this onboard customised, infotainment solution on tablet devices such as the iPad ensuring the YachtEye data and experience can be enjoyed boat-wide. Read More

Hatteland Display appoints new sole agent in Korea

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Hatteland Display (HD), one of the leading technology providers of specialised display and computer products to the international maritime and industrial market, has appointed e-MLX Co., Ltd. (e-MLX) as its sole agent in Korea. The company will act as the support office for all customers in Korea. Read More

Novurania changes distribution in Mediterranean

Monday, 15 August 2011

Novurania, builder of luxury tenders for superyachts for the past 40 years, is changing their distribution in a key Mediterranean area by enhancing their OEM programs directly to shipyards and brokers and discontinuing their distribution relationship with E.A.M.S. After sales service  will be handled by Monaco Marine. Read More

Issham Al Baher's new Venetian limousine tender

Friday, 12 August 2011

Cantiere Nautico Tagliapietra is well established in the Venitian marine business. Known for their quality of the craftmanship and the beautiful designs, their boats are usually built for professional use or for those seeking professional grade boats. The yard has just delivered a beautiful classic custom built tender a 115 metre yacht. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport expands network

Friday, 12 August 2011

Sevenstar, provider of yacht transportation services has opened an office in Sydney. It is being managed by Dean Sharples, a well known figure in the marine industry in Australia. Sevenstar has also announced further expansion of its activities in the United States and Turkey. Read More

Isle of Man signs new Declaration for seafarers

Thursday, 11 August 2011

The Isle of Man has entered into a new tripartite declaration designed to improve the living and working conditions of all seafarers on Isle of Man-registered ships. This formalises the important work carried out in a tripartite forum between the Isle of Man Government, the Isle of Man Shipping Association and the seafarers’ representative unions. Read More

Savage Marine Ltd launches new interior LED lighting range

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Savage Marine Ltd, specialists in lighting solutions for the superyacht industry, have announced the launch of a new range of interior LED lighting. This launch follows their recent increase in all of their facilities and services enabling them to expand their product range, technology development and manufacturing capabilities. Read More

GO2 now available to purchase in Europe through ECOsuperyacht

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The much talked about fuel additive GO2™ is now available to purchase through ECOsuperyacht, the sole distributer for the European yachting market. GO2 is a nano-particle based combustion catalyst that reduces fuel consumption by 8% to 13% while dramatically reducing harmful emissions and soot. Read More

SeaSatCom introduces new VSAT and TV solutions

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Thrane & Thrane is launching its revolutionary new in-house VSAT solution. Sailor 900 VSAT is an advanced maritime stabilized Ku-band antenna built with the same high quality and performance that has made Sailor a leading name in maritime communication. Read More

Thierry Mugler redesigns the Spire Boat

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The Thierry Mugler Studio will redesign the latest version of the Spire Boat. After years of creating several competition boats, the Spire Boat’s designers wanted to work on an outboard pleasure boat combining competitiveness, safety, and aesthetics. They turned to the Mugler Studio to design a rare, fantasy version of their new speedboat. Read More

KH Charts Superyacht opens Antibes base to support growth

Monday, 8 August 2011

KH Charts Superyacht has launched a new office in Antibes, France, in partnership with Yacht Shopping. KH Charts Superyacht delivers ISM compliant navigational solutions and service packages to over 400 superyachts across the globe. Read More

Neptune Maritime Security warns of worrying new piracy trend

Monday, 8 August 2011

According to a report filed Sunday August 7th by the IMB Live Piracy Reporting Centre, pirates attacked a vessel approximately 20 nm off the coast of Eritrea in the Red Sea. What marks this attack out for special attention, and the reason it should be of particular concern to all shipping companies and members of the maritime community is that in this instance, it would appear the pirates attacked in large numbers, en masse. Read More

Strong piracy warning issued by Maritime Administrator

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Piracy and armed robbery continues to be a significant threat to all maritime transport in various regions of the world, including the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, and the Somali Basin area of the Indian Ocean. It is important that Masters of commercial and private yachts are aware of the grave dangers to the safety and security of persons and vessels in these regions. Read More

Boost in sales for superyacht supplier thanks to Spark

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Exeter based superyacht supplier Global Services has seen productivity and sales increase thanks to a bespoke internal IT system designed by Bristol software firm Spark Data Systems. Global Services and Spark first worked together around five years ago, when Spark provided support for Global Services’ legacy application. Read More

Benetti and Altraluce present LED lights

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Developing a strong synergy between the shipyard and its technological partners is an absolute must nowadays. Such synergy should allow shipyards to come up with solutions capable of producing practical advantages in terms of technology and market presence. A nice example was given by Benetti, Altraluce, Yachtica and Nextworks. Read More

Deckers Uniforms continues expansion

Monday, 1 August 2011

Deckers Uniforms maintains its continued expansion and international presence by announcing the appointment of two new Agents in France and Malta. Yacht Shopping of Antibes, France and S&D Yachts of Malta are appointed as official representatives. Read More

Wally introduces the Wally//One tender

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Wally will introduce a new model to its range this summer. Wally//One will succeed the hugely successful Wally//Tender which enjoyed a decade long production run and became an icon. Speaking in Monaco, Wally’s founder and President, Luca Bassani Antivari said, “Wally//One is an exercise in giving our customers more for less" Read More

Alexseal adds Greek distributor to global network

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Founded in 1965, Technochrom quickly became established as a well-known specialist in the production and distribution of industrial and marine coatings. As their products and services evolved, so did the need for expert application to ensure the finest finished product - giving rise to their young and always cutting-edge team of highly trained technical experts recognized the world over for more than 40 years. Read More

OceanView Technologies introduces SteadyView video stabilization

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Night vision technology is designed to help boat owners and captains see and navigate better total darkness and in low-light conditions. But in rough conditions, a constantly moving image can be hard to watch and important details may be missed. Now, OceanView Technologies introduces SteadyView video stabilization as an option to its range of cameras. Read More

Kiwi Closures announces new contracts

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Kiwi Closures, the aluminum fabrication division of Stainless DownUnder have recently contracted doors, windows, hatches, locker doors and louvers for new build superyachts totaling over 775 meters in 8 countries. Kiwi Closures continue to develop new products for the superyacht industry. Read More

X-Craft launches new superyacht tender

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

X-Craft, the only builder of customized RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) in the Netherlands, has launched a new model: the X8.5. The first craft of this type has been delivered to its American owner this summer. The X8.5 is a seaworthy RIB boasting unparalleled boating performance, comfortable luxury, and customized design. Read More

Döhle Private Clients continues to expand

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Döhle Private Clients is continuing to expand. Five new people have joined the company in the last four months. Döhle Private Clients Director and founder Robert Tobin commented: “The last year has seen tremendous growth for our large yachts and corporate services divisions, and in this period we have doubled our staffing levels". Read More

New Dariel Yachts Acronautic 13 metre tender

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The latest launch in the Dariel Yachts x Acronautic collaboration made its way into the water last week. This 13 metre Dariel Rigid Hull Inflatable focuses on providing a safe, practical boat day. Featuring a large comfortable U-shaped seating arrangement in the aft, passengers can relax whilst the overhead sports top provides protection. Read More

Amartech goes live with new website

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Amartech, the rudder and propulsion engineering specialist, launched its new website this week. The website is giving a bright overview of the Amartech product range and the installation/ maintenance service that could be offered. Highlights on the News page are the new Amartech Controllable Pitch Propeller systems. Read More

Global Services Launches new build service

Monday, 18 July 2011

This week, superyacht suppliers Global Services officially launches a specialist company division focussing on services for New Build projects. Consolidating over 15 years of new build project expertise, ‘Global Services New Build’ offers a range of services designed to provide yards, build crew and project managers with timely and effective support throughout the build process. Read More

ECOsuperyacht named EU distributor for breakthrough fuel additive for yacht market

Friday, 15 July 2011

ECOsuperyacht, a specialist in energy efficiency and emissions management for superyachts, has teamed up with Cerion Energy to become the European distributor for the innovative, highly effective diesel fuel combustion catalyst called GO2. GO2 is a nano-particle based combustion catalyst that reduces fuel consumption by 8% to 13% while dramatically reducing harmful emissions and soot. Read More

The challenge to build a 6.3m superyacht tender under 650kg

Friday, 15 July 2011

Xtenders, manufacturer of light high-end superyacht tenders, accepted the challenge to supply superyacht Nilaya with a 6.3 meter tender under 650kg, within the limits of the 112ft Baltic yacht's lifting equipment capacity. The challenge was agreed by a performance contract where Xtenders was to be penalized for every kg exceeding the 650kg. Read More

Regs4ships Limited publishes amendments to digital maritime regulations service

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

With major changes to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers and Code imminently coming into force, Regs4ships Limited publishes amendments live to their digital maritime regulations service. Read More

CMC Marine sells 20 Stabilis Electra systems in 12 months

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Stabilis Electra, the revolutionary system stabilizer fins with electrical actuator studied, developed and patented by CMC Marine, is becoming a familiar sight on superyachts. Since the first system installation, which took place one year ago on a San Lorenzo 82, 20 systems have been ordered by leading shipyards. Read More

Superyacht Latitude introduces Yacht Carbon Offset

Monday, 11 July 2011

Superyacht Latitude, the 52.5m Benetti superyacht, has introduced a policy of carbon offsetting her fuel. This further strengthens Latitude’s environmental management policies, as she looks after a succession of charter clients in her busy schedule. Yacht Carbon Offset counterbalances the carbon footprint of Latitude’s engines. Read More

Rondal ships giant A-frame masts for Rainbow Warrior III

Monday, 11 July 2011

Rondal, best known in the shipbuilding industry for the precision-engineered and exquisitely-finished masts, winches, hatches, doors and deck equipment, demonstrated the true breadth of its engineering talents as two massive, 50-metre A-frame aluminium masts were hoisted onto barges for transportation to the Fassmer Yard in Germany. Read More

Storing wine on superyachts with Vinotemp

Friday, 8 July 2011

After expanding their manufacturing headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and opening a new corporate headquarters in Irvine, California, Vinotemp International, has added custom Luxury Yacht Wine Cellars to its extensive line of wine cellar offerings. Storing wine on yachts, properly, is complicated. Read More

First Leopard 43 metre superyacht fitted with Seakeeper M21000 gyros

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Spending time with family, hosting dinners and achieving peaceful sleep onboard all require a high level of comfort and vessel stabilization. The owner of Makira, the first 43m Leopard yacht, wouldn't settle for anything less, which is why they installed two Seakeeper M21000 gyros. Claude Niek of CSO Yachts was integral in the gyro selection. Read More

Novurania launches new website

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Novurania, builder of luxury tenders for superyachts for the past 40 years, has completely redesigned their website The new website is designed to be visitor friendly with lots of images available of the latest Novurania products at a click of the mouse. This gives the visitor a quick view of the extensive range of luxury tenders. Read More

The new Solas standard Vripack and Boating Matters Res-Q-Tender

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Boating Matters has teamed with Vripack to create a new approved 3 model diesel rescue tender range starting at 4.2 metres for Yachts. The new boats, called Res-Q-Tenders will be built in Holland using Dutch ingenuity, craftsmanship and Vripack's excellent design and engineering capabilities. Read More

Heinen en Hopman opens servicepoint in France

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Since Heinen & Hopman Engineering B.V. has been getting many enquiries over the last few years for service and maintenance of the HVAC installations onboard of yachts at different locations on the Côte d'Azur, Heinen & Hopman have decided to set up a service point, called Heinen & Hopman France. Read More

Kuiper Dutch Marine Panels' new lightweight fireproofing

Monday, 4 July 2011

Kuiper Dutch Marine Panels has added a new lightweight fireproofing product to its range. At 450 kg/m³, the new Kuiper Marhino 400 panels are 200 kg/m³ lighter than the standard sort normally used. The new material is also 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly. Read More

Veritais signs agreement with e3 Systems

Monday, 4 July 2011

Veritais has reached agreement with top marine electronics company e3 Systems to act as a distribution partner for the Mallorca‐based company. This represents an extension of the Veritais business model that previously focused on specifying premium‐level, on board entertainment systems. Read More

The new superyacht toy for young and old

Monday, 4 July 2011

The final touches to a superyacht is an individual choice, however the humble sailing dinghy comes rather more cheaply than many toys! RS Sailing is soon to be launching the RS Venture sailing dinghy – the perfect choice for all the family. Manufactured in GRP and 16 foot in length, the RS Venture is light enough to be easily handled. Read More

The U119 by UFO Boats

Thursday, 30 June 2011

The U119 by UFO Boats is the culmination of many years of work and experience in cutting edge composites. We visited this 13 metre sportsboat is designed by X.Pillet and Gregory Pelard at this year's Antibes Yacht Show. Her underwater hull uses vertical steps to improve performance and a central tunnel for dynamic stability. Read More

Ocean Yacht System secure contract at Fitzroy Yachts

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) based in Christchurch UK, have secured a second contract to supply the thrusters on the next Dubois 50 metre to be built at Fitzroy Yachts, New Zealand. OYS have previously supplied bow and stern thrusters to the award winning 50 metre Superyacht Zefira. The second Dubois 50 metre yacht was also awarded to OYS. Read More

Rationalisation requested for qualifications for superyacht industry

Monday, 27 June 2011

Superyacht Australia recently met with AMSA to discuss the critical issue of Marine qualifications in the Superyacht sector. This was another key issue raised during the Superyacht and Marine Export Conference held last month prior to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Read More

World Fuel Services acquires YCO Group’s Yacht Fuel Services business

Monday, 27 June 2011

YCO Group is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with World Fuel Services Europe, Ltd. for the sale of its Yacht Fuel Services business. Yacht Fuel Services was founded over 20 years ago as a global fuel provider for privately owned superyachts. YFS is among the top suppliers and is a global leader in the yacht fuelling business. Read More

Oculus Technologies announces new dealers

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Oculus Technologies are pleased to announce the appointment of two new dealers for their YachtEye product following the recent launch of the new upgraded version with additional features and technical advancements. UK based companies, Crest Systems Engineering Ltd and Sensory International will now be offering YachtEye. Read More 

Lamboo offering sustainable bamboo products for superyachts

Monday, 20 June 2011

Lamboo, Inc. has released a product line that is manufactured for premium applications within the interiors of superyachts, cruise ships, sail boats, and other nautical designs. This effort has been initiated by designers who are highly recognized for the work they have done. Read More

RS Sailing consolidates position as supplier to superyacht market

Friday, 17 June 2011

RS Sailing, the international small sailboat manufacturer, has further proved itself as a successful supplier to the luxury superyacht market. During the refit of motoryacht Sara Blue IV at Southampton Yacht Services in May, RS Sailing was asked to provide a small sailing dinghy to fit in the superyacht’s toy garage – and the RS Feva fitted the bill perfectly, chosen for its compactness and nippy performance. Read More

Griffin Global Group forms Griffin Yacht Services

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Griffin Global Group, specialist in marine and offshore travel, is expanding its Superyacht offering with a dedicated yacht division, Griffin Yacht Services. The new division will build on Griffin’s 34 international offices and over 40 years’ experience managing the unique travel requirements of organisations and personnel in the marine, offshore and cruise industries. Read More

Upton launches superyacht advisory service: MGMT

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Former Captain and Super Yacht aficionado Mark Upton has formalised his advisory role to high-end clients with the establishment of MGMT – a brand new superyacht advisory service designed to assist clients from an independent perspective on charter, build and purchase.On the launch of the business this week Upton commented, “Clients are simply getting tired of being offered Yachts that are not quite right for their needs. Read More

Esthec signs Teak Marine as distributor for Canada and West Coast

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Esthec has announced that Teak Marine is now the official installer of Esthec for Canada and the Western United States. Teak Marine, known for it's fine nautical decks and floors, works with builders, refit yards, captains and owners on many of the yachts in the area. Read More

DAHET assists in superyacht tender operations

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Engineer Jean-Marc Beynet has developed an innovative pneumatic breakwater system to reduce the swell around a superyacht. It was created to assist tender operations, making it easier and safer to transfer guests from the superyacht to the tender. The DAHET swell attenuator device should prove a useful addition to a superyacht. Read More

GRP Laminates unveils sub-surface MSV explorer

Thursday, 9 June 2011

GRP Laminates have announced the launch of a unique new concept for the marine leisure and commercial market; the superb MSV Explorer sub-surface viewing craft and its versatile support catamaran, featuring a unique lifting mechanism. GRP Laminates is now licensed to build the revolutionary MSV Explorer. Read More

Imtech Marine awarded Gold Partner status by Inmarsat

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Radio Holland Connect, the connectivity competence center of Imtech Marine, was awarded the Gold accreditation in the Inmarsat Connect Accreditation program. Inmarsat introduced the Connect Partner Program to recognize and award high-achieving service providers. Read More

SELEX Communications mergers with Elsag Datamat

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The Yacht Technologies business of SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company and provider of integrated electronic solutions for superyachts, has expanded its communications and security portfolio following the merger of SELEX Communications and its sister company, Elsag Datamat, to form SELEX ELSAG. A centre of design and development of hi-tech systems, products, solutions and services for IT, automation and security, the merger further enhances Yacht Technologies’ market-leading range of capabilities. Read More

Imtech system integrator onboard Amels 6503

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Imtech delightedly announced that it has received the order for Amels build number 6503, a 65 meter yacht, the third in the Limited Editions 212 series. Previously Imtech was also involved in the development of build number 6501 and 6502. Imtech will provide engineering, installation, system integration and commissioning. Read More

Savage Marine Ltd announces major expansion

Monday, 6 June 2011

Savage Marine Ltd, the superyacht lighting provider, has announced a major expansion to their services, facilities and team following the recent merger with Leicestershire based precision engineering and stainless steel specialists for Marine markets, Pro-Tech. Read More

Beekmans expands engineering capacity

Monday, 6 June 2011

Dutch stainless steel specialist Beekmans RVS has extended its global engineering department with three new expert members of staff. The move is in response to increasing engineering outsourcing orders from yards at the same time that Beekmans existing in-house work has remained at full capacity throughout the economic downturn. Read More

Yacht delivery gets greener with Yacht Carbon Offset

Friday, 3 June 2011

Global ship delivery specialists, International Maritime Services (IMS) has introduced a carbon offset option for all delivery voyages, through a strategic alliance with Yacht Carbon Offset, the Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certified specialists. Under this programme, the greenhouse gas emissions from the fuel burned by participating vessels will be counterbalanced. Read More

Green collaboration between ECOsuperyacht and BMT Nigel Gee

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

BMT Nigel Gee, the independent design consultancy for advanced vessels, and ECOsuperyacht, that provides energy efficiency and emissions management services through its ECO Seas Programme, have announced their collaboration.ECOsuperyacht and BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, will design a portfolio of operational and technical modifications that can be easily implemented to help reduce a yacht’s energy consumption. Read More

Aqua Star launches underwater dive scooter for two

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Building upon the success of the single seat AS1 model, Aqua Star envisioned a two person scooter, the AS2. After intense design and engineering, it is now a reality. Now couples can share the underwater experience together. The second person at the controls eliminates any fear for the timid. Read More

The versatile open day-cruiser Wider 42

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

After the great success obtained in April during the world preview held in Rapallo, Italy, Wider, a new yachting company established in 2010 by Tilli Antonelli, presented the Wider 42 at the 69th Grand Prix of Monaco, last weekend. The Wider 42’ is a versatile open day-cruiser able to change and adapt to satisfy a wide range of demands. Read More

New modular entertainment centre from Lantic

Monday, 30 May 2011

The new Modular Entertainment Centre (MEC) from Lantic Entertainment Systems, developer and manufacturer of integrated entertainment systems exclusively for luxury yachts, brings easier installation of multi‐zone entertainment systems to the superyacht yards, and a new level of stability, versatility and efficiency to yacht owners and operators. Read More

Bureau Veritas classified superyacht Azteca

Monday, 30 May 2011

Bureau Veritas Italy Marine Division recently classified the large motor yacht Azteca, built by CRN SpA at the Ancona Shipyard, reflecting the growing appreciation of the Owners and Yacht Management Companies to the services provided by the Classification Society. BV operates worldwide with a network of 48,000 employees. Read More

Jetboarder unveils world's first Kids JetBoarder

Monday, 23 May 2011

In another world first Australian Company JetBoarder pioneers the way in the new sport of JetBoarding. Their newest model to be previewed at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Australia is a real world first. "We have today completed final testing of the worlds first Kids JetBoarder", advises Jet Captain Chris Kanyaro. Read More

Caterina Oliviero elected to the Board of Federagenti - Yacht Division

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Caterina Oliviero, Manager of JLT Yacht Agency has been elected to the Board of Federagenti - Yacht Division, representing the Veneto region. Federagenti Yacht, an institutional organization committed to finding solutions to issues relating to yachting in Italy was founded in 2005 and represents over 50 maritime agents who are dedicated to providing marine agency services to yachts over 25 meters. Read More

The 1st Global Boat Rental iPhone Application – iRentaBoat

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The first ever iPhone application that allows you search for rental boats and yacht charters from multiple owners, rental companies and brokers globally, all under one roof – iRentaBoat. Whether you are on holidays or just fancy a day on the water, this application gives you access to a variety of boats to rent and is free to download. Read More

Oculus Technologies launches new 3D customised superyacht product

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Oculus Technologies has announced the launch of the latest addition to its YachtEye product portfolio. Combining the latest technology with state of the art 3D graphics, YachtEye is a technically advanced informative product that provides an impressive personalised digital onboard experience. The new version provides an enhanced user experience. Read More

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Seminar

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Professional Yachtsmen’s Association has announced a 2 day training seminar on Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) given by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) at the Novotel, Monte-Carlo. Read More

Pascoe International Ltd launches tender and announces expansion plans

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Hampshire based Pascoe International has announced the launch of the 50th Shuttle tender in their range of superyacht tenders for the recently launched 50m superyacht Satori. The Shuttle range has been extremely successful due to its versatility as a luxury guest launch, powerful watersports tender and all round crew work horse. Read More

The professional body for yacht crew launches its first App: PROJOBS

Thursday, 12 May 2011

The professional body for yacht crew launches its first App: PROJOBS, the PYA’s job finding service for members. Currently PYA has some 500 members who are Masters so PROJOBS will provide an invaluable job resource to all these members looking to engage crew. Equally, all Sea Going members can just as quickly "spread the word" of their availability. Read More

Twelve months on and Hoylake Sailing School / JPMA is still going strong

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Twelve months ago today Captain John Percival arrived at Marine House to open up for that day’s training. On opening the front door, the scene which lay before him was one of total devastation. He was ankle deep in water, the walls were charred and layered with soot…Fire had broken out at Hoylake Sailing School/JPMA in the early hours of 11th May 2010. By 09:30 that morning, all of the students and instructors had been relocated to Hoylake Community Centre, which was to be the hub of operations until December last year. Read More

Hodgdon Yachts introduces the custom Tenders Line

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Hodgdon Yachts has nearly two centuries of experience combining art and function. In collaboration with Michael Peters Yacht Design, Hodgdon Yachts is presenting a series of artful tenders designed to please not only the discriminating owner with good taste but the crew with high standards as well. These tender are beautifully designed, and expertly built. Read More

The new Perini Navi Cup book

Friday, 6 May 2011

A hundred and eighty three pages to tell the story, through breathtaking photographs, of one of the most exclusive and evocative events in sailing: the Perini Navi Cup. The book was born from the desire on the part of the Group to share the emotions and the highlights of the third edition of their regatta, a highly anticipated event. Read More

One of the worlds fastest superyacht first to sign for Lantic Entertainment Systems

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

This week saw the first order for the new Lantic software 2011 Suite, launched at the start of April. The client is the owner of one of the world’s fastest superyacht, The World Is Not Enough, a 42 metre Frank Mulder designed superyacht that has a top speed of 68 knots and which is about to start an intermediate refit in Italy. Read More

PYA agrees to lead training project for interior crew

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Following a well attended public meeting at the recent Antibes Yacht Show and in response to interior crew, Captains and Training Providers; the Professional Yachtsman's Association has agreed to lead the development of a formal career structure for training and certification for Interior crew. Read More

Novurania introduces new multipurpose superyacht tender

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Novurania, the maker of luxury tenders for superyachts for the past 40 years, has completely redesigned their 6m and 7m launch models to be fully multi functional. The addition of a fully opening bow ramp to a high sided proven GRP hull offers owners a seaworthy, dry riding tender that can carry passengers to thier favourite beaches. Read More

Alewijnse signs contract with Amels for electrical outfit on 6 superyachts

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Alewijnse Marine Systems, based in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement with Dutch superyacht builder Amels, to undertake the complete electrical outfitting on six new superyachts at Amels’ yard in Vlissingen. Of the six yachts, one will be the first of the innovative new Limited Editions 199 series designed by Tim Heywood with a distinctive scimitar bow, and the remaining five will be the latest in the successful Limited Editions 177 series. Read More

MCL Team launch new marine transportation service

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

MCL Transboat has recently been set up as a specialised ‘one stop’ service for marine transportation that is truly able to combine knowledge of marine haulage, with a worldwide transportation logistics network. MCL Transboat is to offer a complete yacht transportation service that provides the safest and most economical route for a vessel. Read More

Superyacht Red Pearl bunkers in Tobago for the first time

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Tobago-based marine services company Store Bay Marine Services is now offering bunkering, provisioning and shore support for superyachts. It follows the successful refuelling of the multimillion dollar superyacht Red Pearl. The 100 foot vessel docked in Tobago's main port of Scarborough to take on 18,154 litres of diesel. Read More

Woest craft from DeVosdeVries Design

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Woest, an 8.8 metre aluminium craft is styled with a classic design influence yet has the underwater hull of a fast boat. This versatile delight can be perfect for cruising canals, for water skiing, or even for “flying” over the water as she can reach a top speed of 30 knots. This speed is thanks to being equipped with a 265 hp 6-cylinder engine. Read More


Monaco Marine opens E-Boutique

Friday, 15 April 2011

Monaco Marine, the specialist in yacht repair and refit in the Med, already has in its different shipyards shipchandlers offering over 10 000 different items. In order to give an easy access to the key-products available in its shipchandlers, Monaco Marine has selected for its e-boutique 500 bestsellers among the following categories: Mercury engines, engine spare parts and technical products for boats. Read More

Telemar Completes Americanisation of superyacht Primadonna

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Telemar Yachting, the Integrated Marine Electronics Specialists providing Navigation, Communication, Audio/Video Entertainment systems, Computer Integration, Security Systems and Airtime to the world’s superyacht industry and a division of CG Telemar SPA announces completion of the “Americanisation” Primadonna. Read More

GAC offers fuelling service to superyachts directly

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

GAC has announced that it is entering the superyacht fuelling business in a more active manner. Having arranged fuel supplies to many of the largest superyachts around the world for many years via the more established names in the market, GAC Bunker Fuels has decided to promote its services more directly to the industry. Read More

Sea Alliance boosts team as demand for technical services grows

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sea-Alliance Group (SAG), the international maritime business, has recruited Brigitte Tison as personal assistant to the company’s technical manager, marine engineer Pino Di Mora. The appointment comes as the company experiences significant and growing demand for its technical services expertise. Read More

International Yacht Bureau (IYB) announces Safe Yacht program

Monday, 11 April 2011

International Yacht Bureau (IYB) announces its SafeYACHT Program to help yachts prepare for the increase in port state control inspections this summer in Europe. Effective 01‐January‐2011, the member states of the Paris MOU implemented a New Inspection Regime (NIR). Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport and Floating Life, a match made in heaven

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Some unions are meant to be, and when Floating Life was introduced to Dockwise Yacht Transport a year and a half ago, it became clear, almost immediately, that this match between two corporate dynamos would be one made in heaven. Floating Life offers management and technical services to an international clientele of yacht owners. Read More

New user interface for Lantic

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Lantic Entertainment Systems, developer and manufacturer of integrated entertainment systems for superyachts, has announced the launch of new software incorporating an exciting new graphical user interface. Lantic now offers full control via the iPad, iPhone and iPod, as well as any other device capable of accessing a web browser. Read More

DuraShield Superyacht Glass now type approved to ABS

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

DuraShield Superyacht Glass has been type approved to ABS. This opens up benefits to the U.S. superyacht industry as yards building to ABS Class will not have to test glass windows per ship-set approval. DuraShield Marine is a high-performance, thoroughly tested superyacht and marine glass. Read More

Ocean Safety launches New Kru Lifejacket website with new ISO Range

Friday, 1 April 2011

Ocean Safety has recently launched a new Kru Lifejacket website which features the latest ISO regulated lifejackets. The website also offers a detail overview description of the entire range split into adult, child and accessory ranges. For each individual lifejacket there are easy reference chart that highlights different approvals. Read More

Metrica Interior opens showroom and work space

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Metrica Interior has officially opened its new showroom and events space in the presence of its employees. This traditional company from the Münsterland region has successfully injected an air of luxury into the interior design of this 500m² space. A wide range of mock-ups in different designs document the approach of the interior design. Read More

Dometic Marine strengthens Asia Pacific sales team by appointmenting Dennis Chiang

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Dometic Marine, supplier of marine air conditioning and sanitation systems, has recently appointed Dennis Chiang as OEM and aftermarket sales manager for the Asia Pacific. Chiang will be responsible for developing new business and maintaining product sales within the region. He has a strong background in the marine industry. Read More

e3 Systems signs 100th VSAT contract

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

e3 Systems announced today that that they have recently signed their 100th VSAT contract. The company have been pioneers of VSAT satellite services on superyachts. In addition to installing the first ever VSAT antenna on a superyacht in 2003, they have provided VSAT services on the world’s largest yacht, M/Y Eclipse. Read More

Launching of superyacht service and assistance company Oplicity

Monday, 28 March 2011

Oplicity has announced its recent launch. Based in the U.K., Oplicity is a bespoke, members-only club offering superyachts, their affiliates and the luxury-lifestyle industry unparalleled service around the globe 24/7, 365 days a year. With over 20 years’ collective experience in the worldwide yachting and luxury lifestyle industry, the company’s two Directors, Malcolm Tod and Shelley Dowie, recognised a need in the market for a personalised, concierge member’s club that caters to both business and the individual. Read More

Future Fibres creates Future Fibres Italy

Friday, 25 March 2011

Future Fibres´ has announced the creation of Future Fibres Italy, a dedicated sales and support office to cater for one of the largest yachting markets in Europe. While Future Fibres already has a strong presence in Italy with long term customers such as Wally Yachts, Future Fibres Italy will focus on bringing the same level of support. Read More

JLT Yacht Agency and Everything Marine Yacht Suppy open showroom in Ancona

Friday, 25 March 2011

JLT Yacht Agency and Everything Marine Yacht Supply have announced the official opening of their showroom situated just outside the local yards that build mega yachts from 30-80 m.The showroom offers full support to owners, captains and crew with special assistance in finding products and select materials during the construction period. The showroom highlights the most important brands. Read More

Tender Shipyard SAS launches tender for superyacht Berkut

Friday, 25 March 2011

Tender Shipyard SAS, specialised in the construction of superyacht tenders, have launched the new tender for the 53 metre Baglietto Berkut. The 7.2 metre tender is completely built in carbon fibre and is equipped with a removable hydraulic hard top. Standard items include GPS, VHF, radio, swimming ladder and removable cushion. Read More

New executive VP for Van der Velden Marine Systems

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Paul van Maanen (48) has joined Van der Velden® Marine Systems as Executive Vice President. He brings with him years of experience as a Managing Director in the shipbuilding and aircraft industries. Van Maanen will join the Corporate Executive Board and be co-responsible for the overall operation and management of the entire Van der Velden group of companies. Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport to deliver 20 cruising sailboats from Oman

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) will be orchestrating the transport of 20 private cruising yachts from Salalah, Oman to Marmaris, Turkey in April. The company, best known for its fleet of semi-submersible ”float-on/float-off” yacht carriers, also coordinates lift-on/lift-off arrangements with third-party carriers, and logistically can fulfill almost any request, even if it is driven by unfortunate circumstances. Read More

Dockwise made official yacht logistics provider to Audi Hamilton Island Race

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Dockwise Yacht Transport and their Australian Agent, Aurora Global Logistics have been announced as the Official Yacht Logistics Provider to the 2011 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The event, in its 28th year and scheduled for August 19-27, hosts over 200 boats and is hosted by Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club on Hamilton Island, the leading island resort destination in the Whitsunday Islands, part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More

Hatteland Display announces extension of agreement with Furuno Norge AS

Monday, 14 March 2011

Hatteland Display has announced that it has signed a three-year extension of its cooperation agreement with Furuno Norge AS. Under the agreement, Hatteland Display will continue to supply its high-resolution color displays for Furuno Norge's navigation, fish finding and communication systems. Read More

New associate at audio-visual specialist Veritais LTD

Monday, 7 March 2011

Veritais the supplier of audio‐visual systems for the international luxury yacht sector is to work with Sarah Flavell, formerly of Harris, Grant Associates, to enhance its sales and customer support capability. Until January, Sarah was business development manager at HarrisGrant where she promoted the company’s AV services. Read More

Hatteland Display reaches agreement with Transas Marine Internatio​nal AB

Friday, 4 March 2011

Transas Marine has selected Hatteland Display AS as a supplier of the dedicated hardware for the new generation of the Transas ECDIS system. Hatteland Display will present a product concept based on the state-of-the-art technology and design. "We have been working with Hatteland Display for many years" says Anders Rydlinger. Read More

Gulf Craft and Marvair celebrate successful working relationsh​ip

Friday, 4 March 2011

Luxury motor yacht builder Gulf Craft is celebrating its successful working partnership with international air conditioning supplier Marvair, whose Managing Director, Trevor Goldsmith, has been working together with Gulf Craft for the past 20 years. The collaboration between these two companies has seen some revolutionary developments. Read More

Beschier Kik joins WhisperPower board

Monday, 28 February 2011

Beschier Kik recently joined the board of WhisperPower BV. In his role as Commercial Director, Kik will help the company develop into a global player in the field of power and propulsion systems in close cooperation with general director/owner Roel ter Heide. Roel ter Heide is the founder and former director/owner of Mastervolt. Read More

ISA Yachts and JLT Yacht Agency announce partnership agreement

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

ISA – International Shipyards Ancona and JLT Yacht Agency have announced a partnership agreement today naming JLT as the preferred partner of ISA to provide marine and VIP concierge services to all ISA clients. As a result of the agreement, JLT will be able to provide special promotions to their clients who decide to berth in Ank’s Marina, which is managed directly by ISA’s After Sales and Refit division and is available for maintenance and refit projects. Read More

Aussie company JetBoarder taking JetBoarding around the world

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Following on from a successful launch at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show earlier this year, Aussie based company, JetBoarder is now taking JetBoarding to the World. Team Jetboarder has had successful launches at the Cannes Boat Show, Monaco Super Yacht Show, & Genova International Boat Show. The JetBoarder demo team performed on water demonstrations. Read More

J Craft’s US debut at the Miami Yacht and brokerage show

Thursday, 17 February 2011

J Craft, the Swedish luxury powerboat manufacturer will make their US debut when they display their luxurious 40ft motor cruiser, the Torpdeo at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage show between the 17th and the 21st February, 2011. The J Craft Torpedo has proved popular with consumers in the European market over. Read More

Esthec enters 2011 with a year contract with C.Boat

Monday, 14 February 2011

Esthec has found a loyal purchaser in Italian company C.Boat. By concluding a contract, the two confirmed that the future models of C.Boat will be equipped with Esthec- composite decking. This agreement is based on Esthec’s ecologically sound, environmental-friendly nature. More people want to change construction for ecological options. Read More

MARSEC-XL launches open source community-driven mainstream in the marine industry

Monday, 14 February 2011

MARSEC-XL today announced the first open source, community-driven platform project in the marine industry. After more than 3 years of baseline research and experimentation the foundation for the Marine Systems Software Architecture, MARSSA, has been laid and the platform is open for collaboration, contributions and use. MARSSA will serve as the base for integration, compatibility and interoperability of electronic systems in the marine industry. Read More

Yachtstyle Executive Helm Chair by Jonathan Quinn Barnett Ltd

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Jonathan Quinn Barnett Ltd has shared their latest custom helm chair design, the Yachtstyle Executive Helm, developed for discerning clients in search of something uniquely stylish and comfortable for their helm chair configuration. A standard helm chair frame provided by STIDD Systems was used for the installation seen here. Read More

Robinson Interiors Ltd acquires Yacht Interiors Ltd

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Stuart Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Interiors Limited is pleased to announce that he has aquired Yacht Interiors Limited and the company will officially become part of Robinson Interiors Limited. Stuart Robinson, founder of Robinson Marine Interiors, has bought a stake in a fledgling New Zealand Superyacht interior company, Yacht Interiors Limited. Read More

Dual Antenna Switch, developed by Acutec Systems, Australia.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

VSAT antenna requires an uninterrupted 'view' of the satellite, known as line-of-sight. If any piece of superstructure, rigging or another antenna enters the line-of-sight as the ship turns, communications can be impaired or interrupted.The Acutec Dual Antenna Switch (DAS) allows a second antennato be installed.Read More

Taylor Made Group invests in new glass-making processes for superyacht builders

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Taylor Made Group today announced the introduction of new processes that will enable the company to produce very large, chemically toughened and laminated, shaped glass for superyacht builders. Taylor Made offers a wide variety of complementary products for superyacht designers and builders. Read More

Superyacht Leuqar fitted with three Seakeeper Gyros systems

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Gerardo Díaz loves spending time with his family on his 30m Ferretti, MY Leuqar. Based in Spain's Balearic Island of Mallorca, they travel all over the Mediterranean Sea. But one of their favorite pastimes onboard, eating lunch while moored offshore, couldn't be fully enjoyed until they found a dependable means of at-anchor stabilization. Read More

Edmiston raises awareness on UK Visa scam

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Edmiston wish to raise awareness of a possible UK visa scam that was discovered recently. The group of scammers using a variety of apparent pseudonyms such as Morris Winter, Capt. Jones William and Capt. Pierre Elliot start with false job adverts in emails naming unsuspecting companies, "The Edmiston Hotel" amongst them. Read More

OceanView Technologies introduces a new three-year warranty

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

As a significant added-value to its full line of Night-Vision Cameras, OceanView Technologies introduces a new three-year warranty. The coverage underscores OceanView's confidence in its products' reliability and the company's dedication to providing top level service. Read More

New bridge control monitors for superyachts from Aadaptiv

Monday, 31 January 2011

Aadaptiv has incorporated a number of key unique features into their range of bridge monitors which are ideally suited to operations in the superyacht world. Touch sensitive controls and optically bonded LCD Panels to minimise reflection and maximise clarity, the monitors are an ideal option either for new build or for refit upgrades. Read More

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Limited launches new website

Monday, 24 January 2011

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Limited (“MSCB”) launched its new website: on friday, built by Isle of Man software systems specialist Arts Interactive Limited. The new website features a fresh, open look with interactive login for crew, a photo gallery with links to MSCB’s social media networks. Read More

Ivan Erdevicki's latest work boat as the ultimate superyacht tender

Monday, 24 January 2011

Ivan Erdevicki's latest work boat design was launched at Titan Boats in Sidney, BC, Canada. The boat was custom designed for Canadian Coat Guard Auxiliary and bears the name: Type II Falkins Class Vessel. The boat will become a standard model throughout CCGA Units in Canada. Read More

SeaSatCom announces 2 superyachts have joined fleet of customers

Friday, 21 January 2011

SeaSatCom has added two renowned superyachts to their list of clients. On board Lady Christine and Phocea SeaSatCom now supplies a variety of communication solutions including 3G+/GSM voice and internet, Fleet Broadband Inmarsat, VSAT in the Mediterranean and Caribbean with Voice over IP telephony, Mini-C GMDSS and TV subscriptions. Read More

Superyacht crew training centre re-opens

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Hoylake Sailing School Ltd and John Percival Marine Associates are pleased to announce the official Re-opening of their refurbished Training Centre on 24th January following a serious fire in May 2010 which destroyed approximately 25 per cent of the training centre and caused serious smoke damage to the remainder of the building. Read More

Demand for yacht transport grows in South Pacific

Monday, 17 January 2011

Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) trademark bright orange semi-submersible ship, Super Servant 3, will arrive in Brisbane on or around January 25, 2011, and Jason Roberts, President of Aurora Global Logistics and DYT’s exclusive commercial agent for Australia says that’s good news for his business and the economy. Read More

Pinmar announce the Pinmar Paint Standard

Friday, 14 January 2011

Pimar has announced a new and unique quality standard. Accoriding to Pinmar, This paint standard is the most comprehensive and exacting in the industry and is the first time a painting company has taken this important step to define in a measurable way the high standard achievable on its applications and in a way which can be universally understood and used. Read More

X-Craft presents the X8.0 in Dusseldorf

Friday, 7 January 2011

X-Craft will present its latest X8.0 “Speed Lounge” RIB with a level of furnishing that may be termed, without any hesitation, highly exclusive. X-Craft can also claim a world's first with the launch of the X-Craft Full Carbon suspension seats at BOOT 2011 in Düsseldorf. The X8.0 is propelled by a 300hp-strong outboard engine. Read More

John Dodelande introduces Ral Sky Blu

Friday, 7 January 2011

A true creator of concepts, with a real passion for contemporary art, John Dodelande has introduced Ral Sky Blu, the second boat in the limited editon line of yachts called RAL. Together with artist Xavier Veilhan, and in association with austrian boatbuilder Frauscher, Dodelande created a product of the highest quality. Read More

The new Palmer Johnson 170 features Sea-Fire systems

Monday, 3 January 2011

One of the largest sport yachts ever built, the new PJ 170 from Palmer Johnson Yachts measures 52.2m in length. Combining strong lines with sleek sophistication, the PJ 170 offers state-of-the-art fire suppression systems from Sea-Fire Marine. A Sea-Fire H Series engineered marine fire suppression system covers the engine room. Read More

Year-end sales success for J-Craft

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

J Craft has enjoyed strong sales throughout 2010 despite the tough economic climate. The last quarter has proved to be particularly successful, with multiple sales of its Torpedo models on the run up to the festive break. The Monaco Yacht Show marked the end of a successful summer season for J Craft. Read More

Wajer & Wajer present the new Wajer Osprey 34

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Wajer & Wajer has started construction on the brand-new design for the Osprey 34. While a family connection with the award winning Wajer Osprey 37 is easily recognisable in its design, the 34 comes in a nimbler format, with lots of improvements in terms of manoeuvrability, ease of operation, lower cost of ownership and comfort. Read More

Green Marine build one of World’s largest-ever composite rudders

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Green Marine one of the world’s leading specialists in advanced carbon fibre moulding techniques, has completed the build of one of the largest composite rudders ever made, at its factory in Lymington, Hampshire, UK. The rudder was designed by Dubois Naval Architects for a 66 metre (216 foot) sloop, which is currently in-build at Vitters Shipyard. Read More

Dometic Marine confirmed as approved supplier to Sunseeker International

Monday, 13 December 2010

Sunseeker International has recently awarded Dometic Marine 'Approved Supplier' status in recognition of many years of providing exceptional support and service to its customers. Dometic supplies a comprehensive range of products from prestige brands to Sunseeker's motorboats and yachts, including HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning), sanitation and galley equipment. Read More

Sarment appoints director to spearhead its yacht service

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sarment has appointed Clément Pelletier as Director of Sarment Yachts, the company’s specialised wine management service tailored to the requirements and challenges of large yacht ownership. Sarment Yachts provides yacht owners with unparalleled fine wine expertise. Read More

GOST goes Down Under with launch of GOST Australia

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST - formerly Paradox Marine) has launched GOST Australia to distribute its marine security and vessel tracking systems in Australia. GOST Australia will be headed by Blake Cooper, Managing Director of Queensland-based Atlantis Security. Read More

Semi-automatic superlight pantograph door by Opacmare

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Innovation and research are at the base of this new product presented by Opacmare for the 2010-2011 season: a semi-automatic superlight pantograph door, both innovative in use and concept of materials – a vacuum composite – as well as for the simplicity in its mechanisms, developed for a well-known boatyard that wasted no time in understanding its potential. Read More

The ultimate superyacht toy, the SmartSub four.2

Monday, 29 November 2010

The SmartSub four.2 is an innovative development: A two persons submersible which complies to all rules and guidelines in accordance to Class Societies.The craft designed and produced by DMS-unit is used by professional bodies and is now also available as a superyacht toy on board superyachts or on their support vessels. Read More

e3 Systems signs partnership agreement with Modern Security solutions

Friday, 26 November 2010

Last week at the METS, e3 Systems announced the signing of a new partnership with Modern Security Solutions Ltd. Modern Security Solutions specialises in remote monitoring and control systems operating via satellite, cellular or wireless networks. Read More

Esthec changes decks from ordinary to extraordinary

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

During the Design Symposium on Monday October 26, numerous yacht owners, designers and representatives of leading shipyards have witnessed the exclusive freedom in design and colour that Esthec offers. Using the exact same type of yacht, designer and architect Christina Norris Yachts showed 3 personalized Esthec designs. Read More

Turnstyle Designs launched new website

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Turnstyle Designs launched a dedicated website to service the marine industry and in particular the Super Yacht sector. also has a list of the many prestigious projects that the company has supplied parts for, support for crew with fitting instructions and product care. Read More

Commercialised Military Radar for superyachts by Alphatron and Terma

Monday, 22 November 2010

Last week at the METS exhibition Alphatron Marine announced their cooperation with Terma of Lystrup in Denmark, specialists in advanced radar systems for coastal surveillance, naval surveillance, vessel traffic surveillance, perimeter surveillance, and surface movement surveillance at airports. Read More

Lantic Entertainment Systems appoints distributors in France and Turkey

Friday, 19 November 2010

Lantic Entertainment Systems has appointed MAP Marine as its sales and service partner in France. Based in Marseille, MAP Marine is an experienced supplier and installer of electronics of all kinds and represents a large number of leading brands in the navigation, communications, systems monitoring and entertainment sectors. Read More

Beekmans introduces LED lighting in windshields

Friday, 19 November 2010

Dutch stainless steel specialist Beekmans RVS has long been renowned for creating superior quality windshields for superyachts. Now the company has added another possible dimension to the premium stainless structure and curved glass: The installation of LED lighting in the windshield stanchions. Read More

METS 2010: Unique carbon and wood mast from Formula Marine

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Dutch mast builder, Formula Marine, a specialist in the design and engineering of masts in advanced carbon as well as building more traditional spars for yachts up to 80 metres, showed an exceptional development of its carbon technology and wood lamination at METS 2010. Read More

METS 2010: Lumotics Marine set to revolutionise superyacht lighting

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

UK based lighting control specialist, Lumotics Marine, has developed 'Mood Magic', the world's first integrated lighting controller for superyachts. Making its world launch at METS 2010, this unique lighting control unit has been specifically designed to manage a mixed system of Halogen and the latest colour-changing LED lighting. Read More

METS 2010: Dometic Marine expands safe range to include luxury safes

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Dometic Marine extends its popular proSafe range at this year's METS with the launch of the proSafe MD361 P. Specifically designed to complement the luxury interior of 30 metre+ yachts, the proSafe MD361 P provides a stylish and practical solution for yacht owners, clients and guests to secure high value personal items. Read More

METS 2010: Formula Marine announces first Chinese contract

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Working with its first Chinese contract for a 52m yacht, Formula Marine has announced that it will supply a full sailing systems control package of rig and deck gear including winches, tracks, standing and running rigging together with the systems power pack. Read More

METS 2010: Awlgrip Introduces Controlled Fusion to Europe

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Awlgrip has announced its latest technical breakthrough, Controlled Fusion (CF). CF technology is a unique chemical system that allows extended re-coat times, removes the need for sanding prior to applying the next coat and also gives excellent substrate adhesion. Read More

Bespoke exhaust system by MarQuip on Danish Yachts' Project 116

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Soon to launch in Denmark for initial sea trials is Project 116, the Espen Oeino 50 knot jet-driven superyacht. MarQuip has a team of design and engineering specialists in exhaust systems and their in- house design engineers have worked closely with the technicians at Danish Yachts to ensure compatibility and optimum performance. Read More

New Fastmount products at the METS

Friday, 12 November 2010

Fastmount™, designer and manufacturer of award-winning panel mounting systems, known for innovative thinking with practical solutions launches the new Autofit female Clip (PC-AF1) – METS Show, booth 02.226. Initial feedback has been so positive; the product release has been brought forward to showcase at METS. Read More

Nauticomp display selected by Westport Yachts

Thursday, 11 November 2010

C A Clase, European distributor for the Nauticomp range of navigation and information displays, has announced that Westport Yachts has listed Nauticomp as a standard fit for its future range of pilot house and tri deck superyachts. Nauticomp's Glass Bridge Display offers the industry's largest display in the smallest chassis. Read More

Sarment Yacht Services: The ultimate fine wine advisory service

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Sarment, the ultimate fine wine advisory service, was founded in 2008 to provide the upper echelons of the global UHNWI community with unprecedented access to the world of fine wine. The service was co-founded by serial Swiss entrepreneur Bertrand Faure Beaulieu, and long time friend and world renowned sommelier Philippe Messy. Read More

Glasshape reports DuraShield Marine sales increase of 42% to date

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Glasshape Limited, manufacturer of DuraShield Superyacht and Marine Glass, reported that 2010 sales to date are up 42 percent compared to last year – 35 percent higher than the initial forecast which was set 40 percent above 2009 sales. DuraShield Marine is a high-performance, thoroughly tested superyacht and marine glass. Read More

Wesmar Europe's presensce at METS 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

The company Wesmar Europe will be present at METS Marine Equipment Trade Show, held from November 16 to 18th in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is an opportunity to discover the full range of products that Wesmar has to offer, including the brand new system for stabilizing your vessel active as well as at anchor, DSP4800, and the full range of bow and stern thrusters. Read More

SP-High Modulus to exhibit latest product portfolio and engineering capability at METS

Monday, 8 November 2010

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, will be exhibiting at the forthcoming marine trade exhibition METS, on stand 11.439. The event, the world’s biggest marine equipment show, will take place at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th November 2010. Read More

Beekmans RVS introduces new retractable awning

Friday, 5 November 2010

Beekmans RVS B.V. will introduce its new designed retractable awning at the METS Trade Show in Amsterdam. Since several years, Beekmans is renowned for its state of the art retractable awnings for yachts over 50 metres. Now the company has introduced a system which can be installed into smaller vessels as well. Read More

New maritime distribution partner for WhisperPower in Italy

Thursday, 4 November 2010

WhisperPower has appointed Uflex as their distribution partner for Italy. Uflex is a distributor for a wide range of marine equipment like Mermaid air conditioners, Insta Trim trim traps, Marinco shore power products, BEP circuit breaker panels, Victron battery chargers and inverters, converters and a lot more. Read More

Weight savings in Ocean Safety's Performance Range

Monday, 1 November 2010

The latest addition to the performance Ocean UltraLite range of ISO 9650 liferafts is the even lighter valise version. The capacity of the raft ranges from 6 to 12 persons, allowing one liferaft for a complete crew, or alternatively two smaller valise packed rafts stowed either side. Read More

Bluewater move to new premises in the heart of Palma

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Friday marks the first complete week of business for Bluewater Crew & Training in their brand new premises in the old town (La Lonja) of Palma. After 8 successful years of business in Portal Nous the Crew Training Centre has relocated to a new facility complete with two classrooms and a Navigation Simulator to be more convenient for the crew that the company works with. Read More

Compositeworks introduces carbon offsetting

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Compositeworks has introduced carbon offsetting for its superyacht refit clients, as part of its continuing emphasis on improved environmental practice. It is working in partnership with specialists Yacht Carbon Offset. Read More

Alewijnse launches major initiative

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Electrical system integrator Alewijnse is launching a major initiative that will see it working with superyacht yards around the world to lower their production costs without any loss of build quality. The initiative will be headed by Kees van Doorn in his new role of Business Development Manager Yachts. Read More

Superyacht Ecstasea carbon offsets her fuel

Monday, 25 October 2010

M.Y. Ecstasea, the 86m Feadship superyacht, has introduced a policy of carbon offsetting her fuel, effective from 2009. Yacht Carbon Offset has worked through the yacht’s Abu-Dhabi based managers Al Seer Marine to balance Ecstasea’s carbon footprint. Read More

Bruntons Propellers appoint new dealer for the Balearics

Monday, 25 October 2010

Brunton’s Propellers Limited, a leading manufacture of custom designed propellers, including sailboat brands Varifold and Autoprop, has announced the appointment of Yacht Engineering Solutions, (YES), as its official distributor in Palma de Mallorca. Read More

Palladium supplies monitoring, control and alarm systems for Big Zip and Mi Sueno

Friday, 22 October 2010

Palladium Technologies has supplied its SiMON integrated monitoring, control and alarm solutions for two of Trinity’s latest megayachts, M/Y Mi Sueno (hull number 45) and M/Y Big Zip (hull number 48). M/Y Mi Sueno is a 190-foot (57.9-meter) tri-deck motoryacht with interior design by Patrick Knowles. Read More

e3 Antigua is now open for business 12 months of the year

Friday, 22 October 2010

As from the 1st November 2010, e3’s seasonal office in Antigua will be open for business throughout the year. e3 have appointed a new full-time manager Mark Smith to run their branch office in Antigua. Mark will bring with him, and merge into the e3 business, his existing land based Island I.T. clients. Read More

Triple play for Dockwise Yacht Transport

Thursday, 21 October 2010

When a Dockwise Yacht Transport ship comes to port, people’s heads turn, especially when what looks like a floating marina “sinks” to unload its cargo of superyachts. Over the next week, not one but three Dockwise ships, at full capacity, will arrive at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., after crossing the Atlantic ocean. Read More

Stidd Seats at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Along the in-water docks at the 2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Bahia Mar, October 28-November 1), STIDD seats can be seen installed aboard new yachts by leading builders Citadel, Northcoast, Christensen, Rayburn, Burger and Trinity - and many more. Read More

Luxury Yacht Group launches live crew salary tool

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Luxury Yacht Group launches a real time salary statistics tool for the yachting industry worldwide. As a trustworthy resource for crew placement, yacht management, and luxury yacht charters, Luxury Yacht Group (LYG) is raising the bar by becoming the industry resource with its proprietary salary statistics tool. Read More

Launch of the SportRunner 25 by Kazulin Boats

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Canadian boat design and manufacturing company Kazulin Boats has officially launched their new line, the SportRunner 25. This all fiberglass runabout, which is offered at various design levels, is an evolution of their acclaimed mahogany deck Adriatic. Tony Kazulin, president and head designer, is excited about launching the new line. Read More

WhisperPower to supply green systems for J-Class yachts

Friday, 15 October 2010

Dutch power systems specialist WhisperPower has obtained two orders for the supply of the entire hybrid power and propulsion systems for two J-class yachts which are currently under construction in the Netherlands. The systems will be delivered mid 2011 to the 39.5 meter long SY ‘Rainbow’ and the recently ordered SY ‘Yankee’. Read More

Drum Cussac and Yacht Lifeline form strategic alliance

Friday, 15 October 2010

Drum Cussac and Yacht Lifeline have formed a strategic alliance to provide a combined 24/7 medical and security support-package to the global superyacht community. When an onboard emergency takes place, the last thing you want is to contact a list of people to assist with the incident. With this in mind, this new partnership will provide the superyacht industry with unrivalled 24/7 medical and security support, wherever it is needed in the world. Read More

Bremont presents Marine Clock

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Inspired by John Harrison's original Ships Chronometer Bremont is building a marine clock as a tribute to this great man. The clock will be made in England and has been designed in house with some unique features not normally found in clocks which include; three time zones, 30 day power reserve, date, 90 day chronograph. Read More

Dutch-built personal submarines to retail in Florida

Monday, 11 October 2010

Brownies Yacht Diver (FL, USA) and U-Boat Worx are teaming up to bring private subs to the United States. Private ownership of submersibles has increased considerably over the last few years and is particularly popular in the United States. Both companies hope to establish a full-service submersible sales and support center. Read More

Alewijnse Marine Systems introduces telecommunications package for superyachts

Friday, 8 October 2010

The AirTime Contract Service from Alewijnse introduces a comprehensive Pay TV, Internet and telephony services package for superyachts that is sourced from a single supplier and requires just a single monthly payment. The service reduces administration and gives a single point of contact for enquiries and service. Read More

International Yacht Bureau signs agreement as surveyors with RINA

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

International Yacht Bureau recently finalized an agreement with the Italian classification society RINA to cooperate on their behalf as nonexclusive surveyors. The level of specialized flag-state inspection knowledge in private and commercial yachts offered by IYB will compliment the vast experience that RINA already provides to the yachting industry. Read More

Alpha Marine Consultancy (AMC) has joined forces with RINA

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Alpha Marine Consultancy (AMC), the superyacht consulting specialists, have joined forces with RINA the international classification society. AMC have recently signed a consultancy agreement with RINA. Stefan Whitmarsh, AMC's Managing Director said. Read More

Trend Marine Glazing expands into superyacht, supersize glazing solutions

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

As yachts get bigger and yacht designers and their clients demand more flexibility in the exterior design and styling resulting in larger windows, windscreens, doors and port lights, Trend glazing solutions has ensured they are ahead of the curve, adding to the extensive range of marine glazing products and precision manufacturing expertise. Read More

New professional crew coaching workshop launched

Friday, 1 October 2010

Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach, has launched a new two day workshop for yacht crew, designed to maximize the personal and professional potential of individual crew, while reinforcing their roles and objectives in giving yacht owners, captains and managers what they really want: Great service and smooth operations. Read More

Lantic Premium system on board superyacht Bel Abri

Friday, 1 October 2010

The latest Limited Editions Amels 171, Bel Abri has been launched with a Lantic Premium system on board. The Lantic Premium system is for the largest luxury yachts; those with more than seven individual zones. Lantic has a long‐standing relationship with Amels and its systems can be found on a number of it's yachts. Read More

Turanor Planet Solar on her way

Friday, 1 October 2010

The 31m solar powered, carbon fibre wavepiercer catamaran Turanor Planet Solar, designed by New Zealand's Auckland-based LOMOcean Design, departed Monaco this Monday on the first leg of a world tour intended to highlight sustainable energy. The Swiss-flagged, German funded project was constructed by Kiel's Knierim Yachtbau. Read More

Rinck Travel launches its new online booking engine targeted at the marine industry

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Rinck Travel, a leading travel agency specialised in marine travel, launches a free new service on its website. Through this new online booking tool, maritime companies and ships crew located anywhere in the world can both book seaman and regular airfares, pay online via credit card on a secure payment solution and receive their e-ticket instantly on their email. Read More

J Craft Boats sells boat at the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

J Craft had sold its first boat at the 2010 Monaco yacht show within 24 hours of the event opening. The brand new, fully specified Torpedo is destined for the USA. Production will begin shortly at the Swedish firms manufacturing facility on the island of Gotland. The boat will be delivered to its new owner early in 2011. Read More

BMT joins Superyacht UK to help bridge knowledge gap

Thursday, 23 September 2010

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, has joined Superyacht UK, a flagship association within the British Marine Federation set up to promote British excellence in the superyacht sector. The association boasts over 160 members operating in the design, build and service provision of yachts over 24 metres load line length. Read More

BMT Nigel Gee provided the engineering design services for superyacht Cakewalk

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, has confirmed that it provided the engineering design services to Derektor Shipyards for the motor yacht Cakewalk. Launched this summer by Derecktor Shipyards, she measured 85.6 meters (281 ft), the largest motor yacht, by volume, ever built in the US. Read More

CG Telemar integrates and expands Telemar Yachting

Friday, 17 September 2010

Three years after acquiring Telemar Yachting SRL as a wholly-owned subsidiary, CG Telemar SpA has now integrated the Viareggio superyacht electronics subsidiary into the CG Telemar Group as a full operating division under which all of the CG Telemar group's yachting activities will be consolidated. The new division will retain the "Telemar Yachting" name. Read More

The glass elevator for Dunya’s Red Square by Lift Emotion

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

At the beginning of 2010 Lift Emotion received a request to deliver a glass elevator for Dunya’s 72 metre superyacht Red Square. In January 2010 the team of Lift Emotion met with the project manager of Dunya Yachts to discuss the technical specifications and limitations of the special square glass elevator. Read More

Penguin Refrigeration launches new custom refrigeration website

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Penguin Refrigeration, suppliers of marine refrigeration, has just launched a new updated website to better represent and support the custom refrigeration products the company now offers for superyachts globally. Over the past three years Penguin has transformed its custom refrigeration business. Read More

e3 to launch “eCell@Sea powered by MCP” at the Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 13 September 2010

e3 Systems (e3s) and Maritime Communications Partners AS (MCP) are delighted to announce the launch of their new system called “eCell@Sea powered by MCP” that allows anyone on board a yacht to make and receive calls using their own cell phones, send and receive text messages and use GPRS data when over the horizon. Read More

YCO launches iPad app

Friday, 10 September 2010

YCO today announces the launch of beta testing for its revolutionary new superyacht brokerage application specifically designed for use on the iPad and iPhone. YCO, which also recently introduced YCO LIVE and YCO VISA to its management and charter programs, continues to strive to improve efficiency at all levels of superyacht management and brokerage. Read More

Kos Picture Source announces the publication of Blue Bird - Seven Decades at Sea

Monday, 6 September 2010

In 1938, Sir Malcolm Campbell, the greatest speed ace of the 1930s and one of the outstanding characters of the period, commissioned the 100-ft ocean-going motor yacht Blue Bird to go digging for buried treasure in the Pacific. The history of the yacht is now documented in a lovely new book;  Blue Bird - Seven Decades at Sea. Read More

Twizzle carbon offsets her fuel and her construction

Friday, 3 September 2010

Twizzle the new 57.5m flybridge ketch recently launched by Royal Huisman has introduced a policy of carbon offsetting her fuel. Her owner has also chosen to offset the embodied carbon footprint from the energy and principal materials used in her construction. Twizzle is proud of its Green credentials and has striven to be exceptionally eco-friendly. Read More

CMC Marine presents new electric fin stabilizer

Thursday, 2 September 2010

CMC Marine will, in addition to presenting the complete range of their products, also exhibit the Stabilis Electra 16BR, the new model of electric actuator fin stabilizer. The 16BR will be presented at the Genoa Boat Show, and joins the 18BR model, presented last year and already installed on several vessels built by leading Italian yards. Read More

Smuggler Tenders making global waves

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A New Zealand boat builder is making waves on the global super yacht tender market with their range of RIBs, fast gaining an international reputation as being the tender to have amongst super yacht owners. Based in Auckland, Smuggler Marine manufactures an extensive range of their Strata tender RIB’s from 4.3m to 11m in length. Read More

SP-High Modulus at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show in the Darse Sud Tent, stand QS70, from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th September 2010, at Port Hercules, Monaco. Read More

Moore Stephens sponsors the Captain’s Hideout 2010 at the MYS

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits, a source of niche financial products specifically for Superyacht crew, will sponsor the Captain’s Hideout during the Monaco Yacht Show. The Monaco Yacht Show is held from September 22nd - 25th. Read More

Jeremy Stephens joins Complete Marine Freight

Monday, 23 August 2010

Jeremy Stephens has recently joined the experienced team at Complete Marine Freight in Palma, Spain, to oversee and manage racing yacht logistics. He brings with him the experience and knowledge gained from working with the Perth team at DHL in Western Australia. Read More

Hatteland Display reaches agreement with Emerson Process Management

Friday, 13 August 2010

Emerson Process Management has chosen Hatteland Display to provide type-approved computers and displays for their DeltaV digital automation system. Emerson maintains a list of approved products for Delta V installations through their Alliance Program, which is managed in Austin Texas. Read More

3D yacht visualizations by PlusAnimations

Friday, 13 August 2010

For PlusAnimations this year is about creating awareness in the yachting industry for the value of 3D visualizations. Presenting a new design should be spectacular, convincing and realistic. For the yard and the architect this is a great marketing tool. The use of renderings is quite common, though there are vast differences in quality. Read More

More new benefits for PYA members

Monday, 9 August 2010

The PYA and yacht consultants regs4yachts have announced they have come together to provide all PYA members web-based access to regs4yachts Standard Digital Maritime Regulations service at a ground-breaking price of £300 excluding VAT. Read More

New antenna technology for superyachts

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Yacht Technologies division of SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, announces a new groundbreaking technology for the superyacht market – Integrated Antenna Solutions. This is a process that seamlessly integrates antennas into the physical fabric of the vessel, partially or completely removed from sight. Read More

Harris, Grant Associates launch iPad based MiDox

Monday, 2 August 2010

Harris, Grant Associates have announced the launch of their latest iPad development: MiDox. MiDox provides engineering crew with an interactive, detailed and pictorial library of the boat wide system documentation including as built drawings, engineering manuals and photographs of equipment locations. Read More

Van Berge Henegouwen installs first iPad on superyacht

Friday, 30 July 2010

Recently, Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties has successfully equipped 12 areas with iPads on an 85m superyacht. This confirms Van Berge Henegouwen’s mission to add comfort and luxury to the yachting experience, by giving superyacht owners control of their onboard high-tech systems through the integration of the iPad. Read More

Alewijnse Marine Systems appoints commercial manager for Lantic

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Alewijnse Marine Systems, has announced the appointment of Jacco van der Stelt as its new commercial manager for Lantic Entertainment Systems. Based at the company’s premises in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Van der Stelt will be responsible for representing the Lantic brand to Alewijnse customers in the luxury yachting sector. Read More

Limo Tender for Heesen 5500 designed by Vripack

Monday, 26 July 2010

The inspiration for the design of this Limo Tender 25’ is completely based on the mother ship the Heesen’s 5500 Semi Displacement designed by Frank Laupman. For the Design of the Limo Tender Vripack used many essential features so she is identical in a lot of ways but only one-ninth the size of her accomplice. Read More

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits forms alliance with Nautilus International

Friday, 23 July 2010

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Limited (MSCB), product placement providers of niche financial and HR products for superyacht crew, today announced a strategic new alliance with Nautilus International, a nautical international trade union and professional organisation. Read More 

Amartech completes shaft and rudder installation on Couach FLY 5000 superyacht

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Amartech BV has recently completed the onsite installation of a twin propeller and rudder solution aboard the superyacht FLY 5000 built by Chantier Navale Couach. The kevlar moulded yacht, equipped with twin engines delivering more than 10,000 horsepower to reach a top speed of over 30 knots is due for sea trials within 3 months. Read More

First global handheld satellite phone from Inmarsat

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Global Telesat Communications has announced that the first global handheld satellite phone from Inmarsat is now available. The IsatPhone Pro will perform anywhere in the world, with the exception of the Poles, supported by Inmarsat’s global network coverage. Read More

Awlgrip opens dedicated new facility in Newcastle

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Awlgrip has recently opened it's newest Awlmix colour matching and production facility, relocating from its former offices in Felling, Newcastle, UK to new premises within the Felling site. As with all Awlmix facilities, the new UK division provides custom colours for Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 product ranges. Read More

Luxurious design and craftsmanship from Glyn Peter Machin

Monday, 19 July 2010

Glyn Peter Machin (the renowned high end designers and makers of luxurious exterior and interior) products for superyachts are now offering a series on special finishes for on their furniture designs. Among the finishes is a specially developed exterior black or dark brown stain which beautifully enhances the grain details of each piece. Read More

SuperYacht GLOBAL iPhone App for captains, senior crew and management

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Superyacht GLOBAL is an affiliation between selected companies creating a network of professional and reliable service providers to offer vessels shore side support in key locations throughout Europe and Asia. SYG has currently 22 members in Europe and Asia and is growing continuously with plans to expand to the Americas and the Pacific. Read More

OceanView now lighting up New Zealand waters

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

VEI Marine Display Systems and OceanView Night-Vision cameras are now available in New Zealand through marine electronics distributor Electronic Navigation Limited (ENL). American marine electronics company VEI, produce a wide range of marine display screens, marine computers and night-vision/thermal camera systems – OceanView. Read More

Superyacht GLOBAL opens Venice office

Monday, 12 July 2010

SYG has announced that their Adriatic member Alessandro Archibugi & Figlio Srl have opened an office in Venice dedicated to yachts. The office is located in Mestre, 10km from the centre of Venice and its managed by Mr. Alessandro Santi, a registered shipping agent. In addition to Mr. Alessandro Santi two dedicated employees will take care of visiting yachts. Read More

Awlgrip announces topcoat revision

Monday, 12 July 2010

Awlgrip has today announced a revision to its renowned Awlgrip topcoat. This latest revision yet again achieves the continual goal of Awlgrip to always provide customers with the best whilst accommodating regulatory requirements without compromising results. Read More

A & E Yacht Services introduces IMR 1.0 paint system

Monday, 5 July 2010

A & E Yacht Services has presented to its robotic system IMR 1.0 (patented) that has a significantly shorter, reproducible and safer production cycle on the filler modelling and sanding. What is unique to the robot is the ability to be used in almost any shipyard due to its mobility. Read More

Professional Yachtsmen's Association survey

Monday, 5 July 2010

The PYA supports MLC 2006, however this ‘seafarers bill of rights’ contains some unintended consequences for Yachts which jeopardise the future of our industry. The PYA has been lobbying the ILO to explain these issues. Read More

Future Fibres and Persico announce new high-tech carbon mast venture

Friday, 2 July 2010

Composite rigging specialist Future Fibres has teamed up with mould specialist Persico Spa to design and build carbon masts for high-end customers in the grand prix race and superyacht markets. The new venture, Future Spars, opens its doors for business this July in a new factory next door to Future Fibres’ rigging facility in Valencia. Read More

Global Satellite USA moves into new office

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Global Satellite USA, Fort Lauderdale's satellite solutions provider, has purchased a new office, stretching over 5,000 square feet, located at 1901 South Andrews Avenue, right next to the Maritime Professional Training office. Global Satellite renovated the offices and is now proud to have the largest showroom for satellite communications in South Florida. Read More

International SeaKeepers Society response to oil spill crisis

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Commercial hydrocarbon sensors have been successfully adapted and deployed in existing SeaKeeper 1000TM installations. Funding is urgently needed to quickly install additional sensors within the existing fleet, to equip new vessels, and to fund the related research. Read More 

Vital knowledge gained for large yacht designers through new research

Monday, 28 June 2010

New regulations which are set to have a significant impact on shaping the future of large yacht designs need to be clearly understood and quickly addressed, according to a leading expert at BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group. Read More

Electronic Navigation Limited sign global partnership agreement with e3 Systems

Friday, 25 June 2010

Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL), has signed a partnership agreement with e3 Systems based in Spain. The partnership agreement signed between Roger Horner, the Group Managing Director of E3 Systems and Gareth Hodson, Director of ENL, means that ENL will specify, install, commission, support and supply the market leading, specialist electronic products and services from e3 here in New Zealand. Read More

New Trinity yachts feature TRAC flushing points

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Big Zip, Imagine and Mi Sueno are the most recent launches from Trinity Yachts to be equipped with Flushing Points from Trac Ecological Marine Products. Flushing Points are isolating valves that allow the quick and easy internal cleaning of sea water-cooled systems and piping at a fraction of the cost of mechanical cleaning methods. Read More

Alewijnse Marine Systems signs new contract for 85.5 metre Oceanco

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Alewijnse Marine Systems has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of the complete electrical outfitting on board a stunning and innovative new 85.5m (280ft) motoryacht. The vessel has been styled by Igor Lobanov and is currently in build at Oceanco’s facility at Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. Read More

MTN and partners provide global vsat to superyacht Eclipse

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), global service provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world, with its partners Jetstream and e3 Systems, announced today after successful sea trials that it is the chosen VSAT services provider for Eclipse, the world’s largest yacht. Read More

Celebrating Zephyr Yachtings’ first birthday

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Zephyr Yachting has enjoyed a successful first year of trading. With RYA/MCA recognised qualifications ranging from Powerboat Level 2 and PWC through to Yacht Masters, Helmsman and Day Skippers – Zephyr Yachting has helped many professional crew, in all levels of experience advance in their chosen career path. Read More 

Auction of the RAL 5015

Friday, 18 June 2010

The RAL 5015 can best be described as a monochrome nautical sculpture. Designed by artist Xavier Veilhan, completed this year in collaboration with the prestigious Frauscher shipyard – it combines art and technical prowess in an amazing boat that was unveiled for the first time at the Hôtel Marcel-Dassault in Paris the 27th of May 2010. Read More

Stidd seat at helm of superyacht award winner

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Stidd Admiral Low Back Luxury Slimline seating from leading ergonomic marine seating manufacturer Stidd Systems graces the helm of Sycara IV, a 151-foot (46 meter) 2010 Burger fantail motor yacht, winner of the Judges Special Award at the 2010 World Superyachts Awards gala in London last month. Read More 

X-Craft presents the 8.0 & 9.0 superyacht tenders

Friday, 11 June 2010

X-Craft is a company that symbolizes passion for boatbuilding and excellence. With this passion, comes a commitment to deliver the best in luxury and performance RIB’s. X-Craft believes that a RIB should always be able to withstand the roughest of conditions in comfort, without making any concessions to its performance capabilities. Read More

The Ferretti Group presents Summer Line

Friday, 11 June 2010

This summer, The Ferretti Group presents Summer Line, the new telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, established to solve any technical problems of Ferretti Group clients. A simple call and the Ferretti Group’s team of experts will set to work immediately to guarantee owners a safe, tranquil holiday. Read More

Lantic Entertainment appoints distributors in Mallorca and the UAE

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Lantic Entertainment Systems has appointed distributors in Mallorca and the UAE.  Based in Palma de Mallorca, Maritime Network Systems SL will supply and service yards and yachts with Lantic systems in the western Med. Lambdamarine Ltd in Sharjah will supply the same level of service to builders and operators in the Persian Gulf and surrounding area. Read More

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping Recertification of ACG’s VTM260 Series Prepregs

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Advanced Composites Group Ltd. (ACG recently achieved recertification of its VTM®260 Series prepregs from Lloyd’s Resister of Shipping. ACG’s VTM260 Series, the first and only prepreg system to have received Lloyd’s Resister approval, has been widely accepted in the marine industry and is now the product of choice at the highest levels in yacht racing. Read More

3DYachts launches new website to showcase 3d work

Monday, 7 June 2010

You walk through the immaculately appointed cabins and saloons of a new super yacht. Stepping out on to the upper deck and into the early morning sun you watch as the glimmering white hull slices through an azure sea. But you are not there, and neither is the yacht – it exists only in the virtual world created by 3Dyachts. Read More

Livewire Connections Limited unveils its summer offerings

Monday, 7 June 2010

Livewire Connections Limited has unveiled its summer offerings. Summer is just around the corner, yachts are preparing for the season ahead, and attention now turns to budgets and how to get the most from them. Livewire Connections supports customers in the management of their budgets by helping them reduce their costs through visibility and control with their summer offerings 2010. Read More

e3 announces partnership with Da Gama Ltd

Monday, 7 June 2010

Da Gama Limited and e3 Systems continue their individual expansions within the yachting and commercial marine sectors, with the announcement of an exciting new partnership to bring a fresh approach to the provision of navigation services and management. Read More

Forge a future in superyachting at UKSA

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Cowes-based charity and leading maritime training provider, UKSA, is offering four young people the chance of a lifetime to gain a place on the Trinity House Yachting Cadetship. Starting this autumn, successful applicants will not only have their full course fees paid, but will also receive a maintenance grant to help fund them through their studies. Read More

Awlgrip reveals new special effect topcoat, Awlcraft SE

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Following the recent completion of an exciting product development programme, Awlgrip has introduced a range of special effect finishes to the yacht market with the revolutionary Awlcraft SE – encompassing fast-drying metallics, pearls and effect coatings with excellent opacity. The latest addition to the world renowned Awlgrip topcoat range, Awlcraft SE was recently launched in Europe and will be introduced to the global market shortly. Read More

Palladium Technologies awarded contracts for 42m trimaran superyacht Adastra

Friday, 28 May 2010

Palladium Technologies, Inc. has been awarded contracts for the new 42 metre Trimaran M/Y Adastra. This unique project was designed by John Shuttleworth Yacht Design, Ltd. and is being built by McConaghy Boats in Zhu Hai, China. Plans are to launch M/Y Adastra. in early 2011 with her cruising grounds expected to be in the beautiful waters of Indonesia. Read More

Radar arch by GMT Composites for superyacht Cassiopeia

Monday, 24 May 2010

GMT Composites recently shipped a twelve-legged carbon fiber antenna and instrument arch to Holland Jachtbouw. This has just been installed on an in-build 140-foot aluminum superyacht, due for launching later this year. Langan Design Associates turned to GMT for building this stylish structure in carbon composite. Read More 

Rondal to create rig for Royal Huisman superyacht Bugamena

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Rondal has signed the contract to design and construct the spar and rigging for the 120’ luxury yacht Bugamena, currently under construction at Royal Huisman. This classically lined vessel is designed for high performance global cruising, while at the same time being capable of competing in the top regattas and sail races. Read More

Marlink opens communications in Australian waters

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Marlink has announced an extension to its VSAT Ku-band service which will now cover sea routes around Australia for the first time. Working with Australian Satellite Communications Pty Ltd, the expanded service will also benefit vessels in the South West and South East Pacific travelling to and from Australia. Read More 

Astilleros de Mallorca becomes Atlas Customer Service Partner

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Astilleros de Mallorca has announced that they are the Authorized Atlas Marine Systems Service Centre for Spain as of April 2010. Atlas is dedicated to providing superior customer service and support, beginning with the sale and installation of the equipment, and continuing throughout the life of the product. Read More 

Riviera Yacht Support & Dovaston France celebrate new office

Monday, 17 May 2010

Riviera Yacht Support & Dovaston France celebrated the opening party of the new office on Friday 09/04. The new office is located at 14, bd d'Aguillon in Antibes is currently manned by a staff of 7. The event was fantastic and the turnout of invites beyond expectation. The Champagne was flowing and the atmosphere buzzed with excitement. Read More

Imtech acting as technology partner of PlanetSolar

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Imtech N.V. announces that it is acting as technology partner of PlanetSolar, the largest ship powered by solar energy in the world. The ship is being officially exhibited today on the occasion of the 821st birthday of Hamburg’s harbour. In 2011, PlanetSolar will set sail on a world cruise of approximately 50,000 km. Read More

Lloyds Approval for Onyx Marine Automation Systems

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Onyx Marine Automation, the Italian based designer and manufacturer of Automation Systems for the premium yacht market, has been awarded Lloyds Type Approval for both their Wheelhouse Automation System – part of the Team Italia I-Bridge - and their Fire and Watertight Door Monitoring System. Read More

Business as usual for John Percival Marine Associates after fire hits school building

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

News just comes in from Anna Percival, who informs that their renowned yacht training school in Wirral (near Liverpool), John Percival Marine Associates, was hit by a fire in their school building overnight. Read More

Oil spill cleanup tips for yachts

Monday, 10 May 2010

In the wake of what could be the largest oil spill in US history, leading yacht paint manufacturers Interlux and Awlgrip offer boaters in the impacted areas the following tips to help clean contaminated boats. The surface of an antifouling paint that has become contaminated with oil can become “blocked” i.e preventing the biocide from being released, which subsequently leads to premature fouling. Read More

BWA Yachting introduces yacht carbon offset option

Friday, 7 May 2010

BWA Yachting, worldwide concierge and marine agency services to the superyacht industry, has introduced a new option for yachts who wish to offset their carbon footprint. Through preferred partners Yacht Carbon Offset, carbon emissions of the yacht's engines can be balanced with equivalent greenhouse gas savings. Read More

Brooks Marine Group (BMG) opens Newport office

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Brooks Marine Group (BMG), has announced the opening of its Newport, Rhode Island office, effective 24 May 2010, a key date in Newport as the American Superyacht Forum takes place during the same week from 23-26 May. BMG adds the Newport location to its existing location in Wilmington, North Carolina and satellite office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read More 

New Viking 70 features micron antifouling

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The running surface of each new Viking 70 Convertible (hull #1 is due this summer) will leave the Viking Yachts factory with the premium Interlux® Micron® Technology antifouling system. Hull #1 of the new Viking Yachts 70 Convertible is painted with the Interlux Micron Technology antifouling system at the Viking factory. Read More

Westport 130 features Nauticomp displays

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Nauticomp Centric GB (Glass Bridge) 26” widescreen, thin edge displays are now installed as standard equipment to provide a clean, modern look to the pilothouses of all Westport 130 (40m) yachts. Read More

Marine software systems for mariners by mariners

Monday, 3 May 2010

IntelliMare, a newly formed venture in Malta, dealing with innovative and intelligent marine systems strives to innovate and sculpt the future of the marine industry through intensive applied R&D, which will lead to novel products in the near future. Read More

Hempel opens new factory in Poland

Friday, 30 April 2010

International coatings producer Hempel opened a new manufacturing facility today in Buk, Poland. The factory will provide at least 100 new jobs in the region – and help Hempel meet increasing demand for coatings across Europe. Read More 

C-Quip appoints new sales and marketing manager

Friday, 30 April 2010

Claire Boggiss has been appointed sales and marketing manager at C-Quip International, a NZ manufacturer of custom designed carbon fibre boarding equipment for the marine industry. The position is her first ashore after almost a decade on the Oceans. Read More 

Financial support service for Superyacht crew

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Moore Stephens Isle of Man, providers of multi-sector wealth management services has today announced a comprehensive financial support service for Superyacht crew through one of its group companies, Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Limited. Read More

Adventure has a name: Dockwise Yacht Transport

Thursday, 29 April 2010

If it weren’t for Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), Mary and Larry Mason would not be half as worldly as they are today. The husband and wife run their own power yacht. It’s a Nordhavn 57’ named No Plans that they call a “second home” even though their live-aboard status is typically valid nine months out of the year. Read More 

WhisperPower to enter marine market directly

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The renowned Whisper range of marine generator systems and accessories, previously manufactured by WhisperPower for Mastervolt, will be sold directly by WhisperPower through its own network of dealers, distributors and agents from July 2010. Read More

Atlas Davits launch new twin carbon raked davits

Monday, 26 April 2010

Atlas Davits have launched their new Twin Carbon Raked Davits, a development of their Carbon Davit, specifically designed to lift and hold heavy tenders in the falls of the davits whilst remaining elegantly styled to blend in with the natural line of the yachts. Read More

Giant schooner Athos rigged by SmartRigging

Friday, 23 April 2010

On Wednesday April 21st 2010, the two carbon fibre masts of giant schooner Athos were stepped and supplied with SmartRigging PBO. The event took place at Holland Jachtbouw in Zaandam. By the end of the afternoon, the 203ft privately owned cruising yacht, designed by Andre Hoek, was ready for the first trimming session. Read More

Superyacht tender charter service launches in South of France and the UK

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Uneek Rib Charter, a UK and South of France based operation announce their new luxury rib and water taxi charter operation. With a turbulent market place Uneek decided to offer an additional superyacht tender charter service to operate alongside the already developing day charter fleet. A fleet of luxury superyacht tenders. Read More

SYBAss publishes comprehensive Compensated Gross Tonnage report

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) has published the Determination of the Compensated Gross Tonnage factors for Superyachts report. This contains the conclusions of a detailed research study into CGT, which SYBAss commissioned from the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and the University of Genoa (Italy). Read More

Business Computing Monaco launches EVE Wi-fi for superyachts

Monday, 19 April 2010

EVE is an innovative wireless connection manager specifically made for superyachts. The Eve solution allows managing multiple Internet connections onboard, both on the port and out at sea. With it's streamlined interface accessible with any device equipped with Wi-Fi such as an iPhone, a Pocket PC or a laptop. Read More

Livewire Connections Ltd moves into larger premises

Monday, 12 April 2010

Livewire Connections Ltd satellite service provider and systems integrator tackles recession with continued growth and expansion by taking on larger premises and new employees. “The new premises in Chessington, Surrey, UK provide the additional space we need to continue our planned expansion” says David Walker. Read More

Marlink extends WaveCall service

Monday, 29 March 2010

Marlink, the global provider of satellite communications to the maritime industry has announced an extension to its WaveCall(TM) VSAT service which will now cover West Africa and the South West and South East Pacific. WaveCall(TM) is Marlink's own, always-on VSAT system, based on shared Ku-band. Read More 

Major software upgrade for Lantic systems

Thursday, 25 March 2010

The results of an 18‐month project by the software engineers at Lantic Entertainment Systems have finally been released, revealing dramatic improvements in the quality of entertainment that can now be enjoyed as well as in the overall architecture of these sophisticated multi‐zone systems. Read More

What the PYA has been doing on the MLC 2006

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Over the last 18 months, the Professional Yachtsmen's Association (PYA) has dedicated a lot of time, effort and financial resources toward trying to find solutions to implementing MLC 2006 in the yacht industry. The majority of these efforts have been in attending the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Large Yacht sub-group (LYSG) meetings in Southampton. Read More 

Lift Emotion deliver elevators on board superyacht Bacarella

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lift Emotion Bv successful delivered and commissioned the elevators on board of the latest delivery of Trinity Yachts the T040 (Bacarella). Bacarella's interior is designed by Bannenberg & Rowell Design and outfitted by Metrica. The design requested that the cabin and doors would be incorporated into the whole interior of the yacht. Read More 

Unique floorsystem from Yachtsupport BV

Monday, 22 March 2010

Yachtsupport BV, an innovative company that specialises in the construction and outfitting of large yachts, has developed a patented floor system for engine and equipment rooms in superyachts. The floor system consists of a stainless steel (316) or aluminium frame fastened together by a system of hooks. Read More

BWA Yachting now providing services on Malta

Friday, 19 March 2010

BWA Yachting, worldwide leader in concierge and marine agency services to the super yacht industry, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office on the island of Malta. Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean, just south of Sicily, the Maltese Islands have been a crossroads for ancient and modern seafarers for thousands of years. Read More

WOW: the wing sail technology for large cruising yachts by Wally and Omer Wing Sail

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wally is always pushing the envelope in improving every aspect of yacht design to upgrade all the yacht functions. Enhancing Performance is one of the main goals of the company since its inception: Fast & Easy is the original claim reflecting this mission. Ten years ago, the Wally R&D department started testing a folding and reefing wing sail. Read More

The ultimate luxury of pampering spa services on board superyachts

Monday, 15 March 2010

Charter Spa Services provides guests and owners with the ultimate luxury of pampering spa services whilst on board. With over 13 years of licensed massage and skin care experience and 11 years within the yachting community, Heather Hawthorne, prides herself on earning an industry-wide reputation. Read More 

Smart KitTM construction method by Vripack

Monday, 15 February 2010

At the 2009 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Vripack introduced their brand new innovative Smart KitTM construction method to the yachting industry. Now their first unprecedented challenge is underway: building a complete steel 20m motor yacht in a mind boggling 7,5 months. This brand new vessel is designed for the Gamma Yachts. Read More 

The breathtakingly beautiful speedboat Alpha-Z

Friday, 12 February 2010

As the light began to fade, the fuel pump whirring but still nothing in the line, the starter motor was half heartedly churning and the 9 litre V8 was unsurprisingly refusing to fire up. The sun was beginning to set; I had been in the Chantier, Cap d'Ail since 0800hrs trying to get this thing running. introducing the breathtakingly beautiful Alpha Z. Read More

VEI Technologies to introduce new LED Series Marine Display System in Miami

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Eurotask Ltd., is pleased to announce that VEI Technologies, a manufacturer of marine electronics, will unveil its groundbreaking new LED Series Marine Display System at the Miami International Boat Show, February 11-15, 2010. VEI is shaking up the world of marine display design with this new advanced system. Read More

Checkmate launched for the yacht industry

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

WhiteBox Enterprise has announced that their revolutionary data collection and reporting solution, Checkmate is available to the yacht industry. Having worked with captains, owners and management companies Whitebox is now able to deliver the ultimate solution to checklist capture and International Safety Management. Read More

Stidd seats at helm of superyacht Alucia

Thursday, 28 January 2010

A pair of Series 500 Admiral helm seats from leading ergonomic marine seating manufacturer Stidd Systems add practical comfort and style to the helm of Alucia, a 183’ former research vessel that has been rebuilt as a world-class exploration yacht. Alucia, originally launched in 1974 as RV Nadir as a platform for marine science and research. Read More

New 11m tenders by Barcelona Yacht Design Group

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Barcelona Yacht Design has released more information on their new 11m tenders, that were manufactured in Dubai, where the first two units have been supplied to the superyacht Dubawi. The high performance tenders reach speeds above 40 knots, yet offer complete comfort. Maneuverability and elegance were some of the key requirements. Read More

M. P. Levene launches new website

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

M. P. Levene, the London-based silverware specialists founded in 1889, have just relaunched their website, with a special dedicated page for owners and decorators of superyachts. The new site provides information and links to pages featuring the company's main products for the superyacht industry. Read More 

Dockwise record load bound for Freeport and St. Thomas

Thursday, 3 December 2009

When the Super Servant 4, one of Dockwise Yacht Transport’s fleet of four semi-submersible ships, left Newport, R.I., it was packed stem to stern with a record load of 50 yachts, worth upward of $41 million. The ship will head to Freeport, Bahamas, a newly added port of call for DYT, where it will unload eight of the vessels, then carry on to St. Thomas. Read More 

Royal Huisman anniversary book

Thursday, 26 November 2009

September 2009 saw the publication and launch of “Royal Huisman 125 Years – The Spirit of Individuality” to commemorate 125 years of the Royal Huisman Shipyard. With over 60,000 words of text and lavish photography, including archive material never before published, this book is as readable, entertaining and informative as it is visually compelling. Read More 

Halyard appointed as suppliers to RMK Marine 45m superyacht

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The project to build the Ron Holland designed 45m Motoryacht at RMK Marine is well underway with the main metal structures now complete the yacht has been moved into position in its fit-out workshop. The crew accommodation joinery work is almost complete on the mock-up and the spaces look wonderfully comfortable. Read More

Imtech signs order for ‘green’ technology on board Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior III

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Imtech Marine Group has been commissioned to supply the entire ‘green’ technical infrastructure on board Greenpeace’s new flagship Rainbow Warrior III. This is not an isolated project. Together with a large number of other initiatives, it serves as proof of the present development in ‘green’ ships. Read More

Lift Emotion BV unveils the lifebuoy shooting unit LSU01

Monday, 26 October 2009

Lift Emotion BV has made a special solution for stowing the lifebuoy and smoke pot on board ships and superyachts. Where the visual aspect of ships and superyachts are getting more and more important, it is sometimes difficult to hide a much needed safety item like a Lifebuoy and the attached smoke pot. Read More

Scubacraft introduces the world's most exciting superyacht toy

Monday, 19 October 2009

The boating industry is about to experience a revolution in the perception of just what a highperformance sports boat is capable of with the launch of Scubacraft, the world’s most advanced watercraft that features patented technology; allowing it to transform into a streamlined submersible. James Bond has yet to get his hands on Scubacraft. Read More

Rondal to supply spars and rigging for 55m sailing yacht

Monday, 19 October 2009

Rondal has signed the contract to design and construct the spars and rigging for the Spirit of Tradition Ketch, currently under construction at Royal Huisman. This 55 metre classically lined yacht is designed for high performance global cruising, while at the same time being capable of competing in the top regattas and sail races. Read More

JF Recruiting launches

Friday, 16 October 2009 is an innovative new salary website designed to offer you the clearest and most accurate representation possible of the pay structure in today's yachting industry. The launch of this free service means the days of struggling with limited information from a small range of salaries per yacht size are now gone. Read More

J Craft Boats launches the J Craft Torpedo at The Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Swedish boat design and manufacturing company J Craft Boats unveiled its new J Craft Torpedo luxury yacht tender at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show. The launch of the Torpedo sees the dawning of a new era for J Craft, with the company boosting its production on the Swedish island of Gotland in order to meet the early demand. Read More

Carbon superyacht tender debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show 2009

Friday, 9 October 2009

Humphreys Yacht Design in conjunction with boat builder Jason Carrington has unveiled the first of a new concept of semi-custom sports boats built from carbon, titanium, teak and leather and driven by twin 230 Alamarin waterjets. The C-Boat was on public display as a support boat for Edmiston throughout the Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

Edmiston, Eurocopter and Andrew Winch Designs unveil stunning new design

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A year after winning the competition to design the ultimate Super Yacht Range Rover, Andrew Winch Designs (AWD) - a specialist in yacht design - has now taken up yet another challenge to come up with a dream helicopter concept especially for yachts. The AWD Design, which is based on the Eurocopter EC155 B1 Dauphin. Read More

Watch design by Espen Oeino

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

During the Monaco Yacht Show, was invited to Espen Oeino's office, to witness the launching of an exciting collaboration of watchmaker Scalfaro and Espen Oeino, the “Scalfaro for Espen Oeino“ Edition - limited to 100 pieces - a rare and impressive design object which will delight watch collectors and maritime spirits alike. Read More

Harris, Grant Associates launch Latitude

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Harris, Grant Associates are pleased to announce the launch of their latest system development: “Latitude”. “Latitude” utilises the high speed VSat Internet connectivity onboard to deliver a high quality full screen video and audio stream from anywhere in the world, regardless of the yachtʼs location. Read More

Marine Results opens rigging base in South of France

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

International spar and rigging consultants Marine Results has opened a base at La Ciotat to meet the demand of superyachts and grand prix racing yachts for a full-service and specialist rigging service in the region. The location at La Ciotat boasts a comprehensive facility for superyachts, including a 2000 tonne Yacht Lift, a 300 tonne Travel Lift. Read More

CAD design and production for Round the World Trip

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Norco GRP took a brief from an owner recently to provide a bespoke console system for his 75’ cruising yacht to incorporate vital navigational and engineering systems’ displays for his upcoming round the world trip. The designs were partly for clarity and ease of operation, yet also had a more fundamental area in safety. Read More

Captain Mark Diekmann joins M/Y One More Toy

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

International Yacht Colleciton welcomes Captain Mark Diekmann aboard M/Y One More Toy, one of the megayachts in their charter fleet. Mark started his career in yachting at the age of 17. He has been a megayacht captain since he was 28. He holds a Master of Oceans Motor and Steam Ships of 3,000 gross tons along with many other endorsements that he has attained throughout the 20 years that he has been in the industry. His experience and personality guarantee that every voyage on board One More Toy will be a memorable one. Read More

Inflatable floating dock by Lancer Industries

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Lancer Industries has just released more details on their revolutionary inflatable floating dock, the AiroDock. Originally made to serve as a temporary jetty or wharf for holiday houses, it has now been adapted for use as a seaplane walkway, house boat gangway and also as a beach to be used in behind superyachts. Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport’s largest vessel visits Northeast for first time

Monday, 27 July 2009

Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) Super Ship Yacht Express, will visit the Northeast for the first time ever when it stops in Newport, R.I., for two days next week. Not since the Queen Elizabeth 2 last came to Newport in September of 2008 has there been a ship of such magnificence to grace Narragansett Bay. Read More 

Busy times for Norco

Friday, 3 July 2009

Norco have had a very busy first half of 2009, producing moulds for new powerboats, as well as many specialist products for large yachts. In addition, they have been manufacturing human and equine spa baths, carbon rallye monocoque cars, modular buildings, hardtops and shutters, vending machines, and even epoxy vacuum infused chambers. Read More

Sail cleaning for superyachts, classics and Swans

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Based near Hamble on the South coast, NovoSail specialises in providing a modern and effective cleaning service for sails and covers for all types of sailing and motor yachts. The system is particularly effective for large superyacht sails or race sails which can be easily damaged by industrial washing machines or jet washers. Read More 

Innovation Vripack becomes reality

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

When a new yacht is to be designed and built, most eyes focus directly on the exterior design and less on the throbbing heart inside the yacht: the engine room, with its systems, machinery and piping. But by using a state of the art 3D environment, Vripack creates a much more realistic process and gives those involved a clear insight of the yacht’s pearl. Read More

Promising performance for HydroTec designed Aifos

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

The next Hydro Tec-designed yacht to be launched is Aifos, a 50-metre boat made entirely out of aluminium and currently under construction in the CBI Navi shipyard. It is expected to have an excellent performance even if it is not the most powerful of boats. Aifos is a semi-displacement, three-deck 49.78m yacht. Read More

Scorpion RIBs makes moves to secure long-term growth at home and abroad

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Scorpion RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats), based in Lymington, Hampshire, is a fine example of a British company producing a first class product using British design, British craftsmen and British manufacturing skills. The brand is already recognised for setting all the industry standards producing high-end, bespoke luxury cruising and performance RIBs. Read More 

T-Clewrings, a fast way to protect superyacht masts

Friday, 12 June 2009

In the highly competitive world of J-Class racing, owners are seeking America’s Cup style crew manoeuvres, including late spinnaker drops, slick headsail changes and intense tacking duels. Velsheda has turned to T- Clewrings, an innovative system for attaching sheets to headsails and spinnakers, to speed these moves. Read More

First Nordhavn yacht achieves commercial certification

Thursday, 11 June 2009

International Yacht Bureau (IYB) recently finalized the commercial certification of the Marshall Islands‐flagged motor yacht Caryali, an 86’ Nordhavn yacht. This internationally recognized approval for safety and pollution prevention allows the yacht to operate as a commercially‐registered yacht. She is the first Nordhavn Yacht to achieve this status worldwide. Read More

Lift Emotion BV secures order for Palmer Johnson’s 82m World superyacht

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Lift Emotion BV has secured the order for the delivery of one elevator and two goods lifts for the 82m ice class PJ World superyacht currently under construction in Norway. The passenger lift will be part of the central staircase of the yacht reaching 4 decks. The elevator will be built adhering to the latest regulations. Read More

Make it 3D launches new service for superyacht industry

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Make It 3D has just launched Yacht Renderings, which specializes in providing photorealistic 3D solutions for superyacht designers and shipyards. Yacht Rendersings uses the latest technologies and can create 3D yacht renderings for either a new design or a refit of an existing superyacht. Read More

Icon Yachts’ Quality Control System awarded with ISO 9001:2008 Certificate.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Paul Manting, Sales & Marketing Director, reports that this month Icon Yachts was inspected by an Auditor from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance who spent a complete day touring the yard and was extremely impressed with what he saw (“as all of our guests have been!”) and the levels of organization, summed up in his conclusion. Read More

Rondal unveils new fully-milled Inspection Hatch

Monday, 27 April 2009

Rondal has launched a new sleek and compact aluminium fully CNCmilled hatch . Only 39mm high, lightweight and with a flat surface, the Inspection Hatch is suitable for a wide range of applications. It also offers exceptional off-theshelf value for areas of a yacht where the look and quality of a Rondal hatch is desired without requiring an actual custom build. Read More

Viareggio SuperYachts Carbon Offsets the sea trials of Candyscape II

Monday, 27 April 2009

Sea trials are about to begin for Candyscape II, the brand new 62m vessel from Italian yard Viareggio SuperYachts (VSY). The superyacht has been designed to have the highest standards of environmental performance and energy efficiency, and to meet the exacting standards of the RINA Green Star class notation. Read More

The superyacht retrofit “Big Box” from Norco

Thursday, 16 April 2009

The Motoryacht Golden Shadow required a fully enclosed upper deck storage container to house watersports equipment. Norco was commissioned to design and produce a rust-free secure storage unit with easy access. For ease of transport, the ‘Box’ was moulded and manufactured in 3 sections, with the lid in 2 pieces. Read More

Carbon Fibre loungers for superyachts by Glyn Peter Machin

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Glyn Peter Machin is excited to announce the availability of its new carbon fibre loungers for exterior and interior use. The patent protected loungers and matching low table are 100% handmade from high tech carbon fibre and are presented in a high gloss white lacquer finish suitable for full exterior use (any colour possilbe). Read More

Rondal fits composite spars to Super-J Hanuman

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Rondal has fitted the 52m mast and 19.5m Park Avenue boom to the new J-Class Hanuman. The mast and boom are made from High Modulus carbon fibre. The strong mast is the largest single composite structure ever produced by Rondal and the result of close consultations with a range of experts in order to maximise the yacht’s debut performances. Read More

World’s first stainless steel bulwark capping

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

This superb and stylish new stainless steel handrail section from Timeless Ltd has been developed with both the marine industry and the ecology in mind. This may sound to some like a contradiction in itself, but not for innovator, Malcolm Cole, who has spent the last 2 years working on perfecting this design. Read More

Good news from Dockwise Yacht Transport

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Even with news of tough economic times still lingering, or perhaps in spite of it, some yacht owners are planning quality cruising time aboard their prized possessions. In late February, Dockwise Yacht Transport’s 456-foot Super Servant 3 left Port Everglades for Toulon, unloading 18 yachts and loading 1 in St. Thomas. Read More

Crewmann – The new yacht crew management service in Jersey

Friday, 20 March 2009

Equiom is delighted to announce the opening of a new office in Jersey from where they will be operating their new crew management and payroll services. Many factors can dictate whether crew are subject to National Insurance contributions (NI), such as the flag state of the yacht, domicile of the crew members and jurisdiction of employment. This may result in the owning company being subject to Secondary Class 1 NI contributions. Read More

Amels and Imtech celebrate partnership

Monday, 16 March 2009

Recently a special event took place at the Amels shipyard in Vlissingen. The first cables were pulled on board of an Amels new building yacht, construction no. 6501. This vessel is one of the new Limited Editions Amels 212 series: a yacht measuring more than 65 meters, with seven state-rooms, five decks, and innumerable rooms. Read More

VT Flagship announces Client Representative Masterclass

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Flagship Superyacht Academy, which is now known as VT Flagship, has today announced the latest addition to its range of superyacht-specific training programmes. The new eight-day Client Representative Masterclass is designed to equip attendees with the necessary skills to effectively manage a new-build project in a large yacht environment. Read More

Yacht Auditing International now operating worldwide

Monday, 23 February 2009

This month Yacht Auditing USA partnered with Scott Bartle forming Yacht Auditing International. Scott will be running our UK base, covering Europe, Asia and the Australia’s. He brings with him a high level of expertise in project management and yacht captaincy. Scott will also be heading up our shipyard based program as well as the “Yacht Turn Around” system where we first aim to repair before replacing onboard operations. Read More

Northern Lights introduces newest propulsion engine

Monday, 16 February 2009

Northern Lights, a globally recognized manufacturer of marine diesel generator sets and Lugger diesel engines, is pleased to introduce their newest propulsion solution – the L6125H diesel engine, featuring an electronically-controlled high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) fuel system. The L6125H will be available for orders in spring 2009. Read More

Kothea release new fabric for (superyacht) interiors

Friday, 13 February 2009

Kothea introduces Kochencat, a versatile and extravagant fabric delivering understated excellence for designers in the superyacht, spa and boutique hotel markets. An extensive colour palette covering 27 colours gives colour options for every interior. Gold, lime, charcoal, taupe and ivory complement all discerning schemes and the luxurious feel of a fabric mixed with chenille and cotton delights all the senses. Read More

New Seatrack version 9 launched ahead of London Boat Show

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Version 9 of the Seatrack race tactical and navigational software includes some exceptional unique user function upgrades, and is due to launch just ahead of the London ExCel Boat Show in January 2009. Once again pioneering new roads in marine navigation, the system now incorporates updates to the grib reader to display rainfall. Read More

Handcrafted superyacht interiors and products from Maine

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Windham Millwork, Inc, a manufacturing company from Windham, Maine, combines its company’s 51 years of experience in the architectural woodworking business and its craftsmen of boat builders to introduce Maine Mystique. Maine Mystique is the marine product division of Windham Millwork, Inc. Read More

Morris Yachts introduces the M29

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Cuyler Morris, President of Morris Yachts announced the latest addition to their M-Series line today. Morris Yachts’ M29, designed by Sparkman & Stephens, is intended for short or single-handed sailing. Hull 1 will be launched in February. The M29 delivers performance sailing that is fun and comfortable. Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport partners with Global Boat Shipping

Friday, 21 November 2008

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has announced a cooperative partnership with Global Boat Shipping (GBS) of Germany to enable increased shipping options for reaching the northwestern shores of Continental Europe as well as the popular cruising grounds off the southern coast of the UK and in the Baltic Sea. Read More

Safety equipment by Ocean Safety

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Ocean Safety’s involvement in the leisure marine market has grown enormously in recent years, ranging from ribs through to Round the World ocean racing and cruising yachts and powerboats. The company offers service for marine retail outlets, production boatbuilders and refit yards, sailing schools and charter companies. Read More

New DP training centre in Barcelona

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

The use of dynamic positioning (DP) systems has never been higher. Not only are offshore fleets expanding, but the use of DP across other ship types is also increasing rapidly, with DP even used on the likes of cruise ships and superyachts. Read More

Seabob, the world's fastest water and diving scooter

Monday, 20 October 2008

Whether you want to speed through the water, glide gently over the surface, dive down to a depth of 40 meters - all is possible with the Seabob. Seabob, the world's fastest water and diving scooter, has established itself as an ultra modern, and very exciting watersports item. A perfect high thrill toy, to be carried on board a superyacht. Read More

Yacht Carbon Offset for M.Y. Lionheart

Friday, 17 October 2008

Lionheart has become the latest yacht to balance greenhouse gas emissions through Yacht Carbon Offset’s specialist service. Yacht Carbon Offset has certified that emissions arising from Lionheart’s forthcoming cruising programme will be balanced by compensating emissions savings elsewhere – through green energy projects, for example. Read More

Flagship Superyacht Academy launches STEP crew training programmes

Thursday, 16 October 2008

A great time was had by all at bar ‘Tender To…’ on the Friday evening of the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show. Flagship Superyacht Academy entertained crew, captains, journalists, managers, brokers and builders to celebrate the launch of their bespoke whole crew STEP (short for Safety, Training and Emergency Procedures) training programmes. Read More

Lürssen's Dilbar, first yacht with green engines concept

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

On 20th August, Lürssen delivered the 110 metre project Opal, now christened Dilbar, six weeks ahead of schedule. Dilbar is the first yacht in the world with particle filters on the main engine exhausts. She has a combined diesel mechanic and diesel electric propulsion system with exhaust gas particle filters. Read More

Telemar Yachting supplies complete integrated bridge

Friday, 19 September 2008

Telemar Yachting is supplying a complete suite of electronic navigation systems onboard the new 43-meter (142-foot) yacht at the Baglietto Shipyard in La Spezia Italy. The yacht will be equipped with a state-of-the-art integrated bridge system (IBS) based on Sperry Marine’s new-generation VisionMaster FT™ technology including X- and S-band radars. Read More

Heesen Yachts & Voith develop Voith Motion Control

Monday, 1 September 2008

A simple idea can develop into a fruitful cooperation between two companies with a passion for detail. This happened when Voith Turbo Marine, well known supplier of the Voith Schneider Propellors, approached Heesen Yachts with a new development of theirs, the Voith Cycloidal rudder (VCR). Read More

Crew Insurance Services, Inc. expands insurance portfolio

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Crew Insurance Services, Inc. has announced the addition of new insurance plans to increase their existing insurance product lines. Crew Insurance services, Inc. has specialized in marine crew insurance for over six years, and has focused primarily on worldwide yacht crew health insurance for all nationalities. Read More

New training department at Ocean Safety

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Ocean Safety, has recently opened an ‘in-house’ Training Facility. Designed to provide in depth servicing and technical product knowledge to the commercial and leisure marine industry, this new Training Division also aims to give peace of mind to the individual leisure user. The courses offered are tailored to suit each specification. Read More

STEP on board with Flagship Superyacht Academy

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Flagship Superyacht Academy will officially launch their whole crew training STEP programmes at the 2008 Monaco Boat Show. STEP (short for Safety, Training and Emergency Procedures) programmes enable a yacht in build, refit, already delivered or simply experiencing large crew turnover to enhance crew teamwork in every element of their onboard safety. Read More

New superyacht hover tender

Monday, 18 August 2008

Hov Pod announces a new model to their range of personal leisure hovercraft, the Hov Pod SPX 120 Turbo, which utilises a 120 HP 4 stroke Weber engine. Hov Pods allow access to beach or SuperYacht 24/7 – they traverse above small rocks and submerged coral and other obstacles in their path. Read More

The new “ticino” from v-type

Friday, 15 August 2008

The new “ticino” has been designed specifically to accommodate the needs of the super yacht tender garage, measuring six meters overall the low profile design of this tender at 1200mm is perfect for the garage requirement. Unlike others a different approach has been adopted, a full deck moulding has been implanted on to a deep V hull. Read More

Hand-forged silver flatware by M.P. Levene

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

M.P. Levene Ltd is a small family firm of silversmiths, based in central London. They make the world's finest new flatware -- in sterling silver -- for superyachts and private homes. They have just delivered a huge service of Silver-Gilt (Gold-Washed) flatware in Chased and Pierced Vine pattern to a superyacht on its launch. Read More

Quantum and ISA Yachts team up

Monday, 11 August 2008

Quantum Marine are proud to announce the designing and implementing a new stabilization system for a specific application. The customer, ISA Yachts, has been building its 120' high performance yachts for a number of years. ISA was seeking to take the next step in its product improvement program designed to deliver the ultimate in comfort. Read More

Yacht Captains required

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Sunseeker Superyacht Management is an innovative and dynamic company that offers as part of its wide range of services, ‘Captain Placement’ for Sunseeker motor yachts. Our team have between them decades of experience running some of the world’s finest motor yachts so we understand what it takes to run one to the highest standards. Read More

Hands Om Crew launches massage therapist and yoga instructor crew agency

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Hands Om Crew introduces an entirely new concept to the yacht crew placement market. By developing a next generation staffing agency committed to bringing the healing arts into the luxury yacht market and private homes, Hands Om Crew has sought out to fill an industry void. Read More

My Trust, first super yacht to fly Dutch flag

Friday, 13 June 2008

In July the luxury super yacht My Trust will sail the Mediterranean under the Dutch flag. The Dutch owned 45‐metre motor yacht My Trust is built by Hakvoort’s in the Netherlands and is constructed specifically for commercial chartering in the Mediterranean and Caribbean waters. Shipmanager Q‐Shipping handles the complete yacht management. Read More

Super ship Yacht Express sets off on maiden spring voyage

Monday, 14 April 2008

Dockwise Yacht Transport's newest ship, the 687.5-foot (209 meter) Yacht Express, left Ft. Lauderdale with a full load of cargo: $154 million worth of yachts. The largest vessel of its kind in the world, Yacht Express was purpose-built with a semi-submersible dock bay that allows yachts of any size to be safely floated on and off as cargo. Read More

Advanced custom rigging services at HYS

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Hamble Yacht Services Rigging have taken their services into a new era of modern production with the expansion of their product range backed by the world’s leading suppliers, such as Ocean Yacht Systems, Future Fibres, Navtec, Reckmann, Liros, Powerlite and Sailtec. HYS Rigging has been actively involved in the development of advanced composite cable rigging systems for over 10 years. Read More

New Horizon’s special elevator

Monday, 10 March 2008

Lift Emotion BV is proud to announce that they received the order for the delivery of a special half round marine elevator for the project New Horizon by Trinity. The New Horizon is designed by Evan K Marshall, his request for a special glass elevator led to Lift Emotion BV. During the close negotiations between the Yard and the Designer Lift Emotion BV came with a special marine elevator that fulfilled the demands for both parties. Read More

Successful tank tests for 38m Danish Yacht

Thursday, 28 February 2008

When the 38m dayboat was tank tested by the SSPA in Gothenburg, the report found the hull to be very stable at speed on resistance tests, taking into account dynamic wetted length and wetted area. Wind resistance was also included in the evaluation. In addition there were no signs of dynamic instability and it was noted that there was very little change to running trim across the whole speed range from 0-65 knots. Read More

Vulkan Shipyard’s nautical training school trains crew for yachts

Friday, 8 February 2008

Vulkan Shipyard S.L. has started its Nautical Training School, a pioneering model in Europe with an emphasis on the training of high quality human resources in the fields of naval construction and particularly specializing itself in the world of yachts. Read More

M/Y Argyll nominated for 2007 ISS Distinguished Crew Award

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Northrop and Johnson Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce the nomination of M/Y Argyll, 153’ NAYS, for the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Distinguished Crew Award. This prestigious honor is designed to “recognize yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire." Read More

Manarco recruits crew for the 74m Silver

Monday, 9 July 2007

The Bangkok based recruitment company Manarco managed to recruit Thai service crews for all positions onboard Silver. The crew members are currently in the process of obtaining their visas. Silver is currently in the last stage of her construction and she was built in Perth (Australia) by Hanseatic Marine. Read More

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Monday, 1 January 2007

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Tender of the Month: The new Osprey 38

Sunday, 17 September 2000

Wajer & Wajer has introduced their new flagship, the 11.30 metre Osprey 38. Mainly built for long cruising trips, she offers comfortable and spacious areas for up twelve guests. New technologies on board have resulted in the Osprey 38 being faster, more efficient and 30% quieter. Read More

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