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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