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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