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Mauro Moscardi becomes head of Corporate Services at Azimut-Benetti

Friday, 23 December 2011

On 1st December the Azimut-Benetti Group appointed Mauro Moscardi as Corporate Services Head with responsibility for the areas of Administration, Finance and Control, ICT, Human Resources, Legal, Research & Development and Marketing. Read More

Yacht designers visit Moonen Shipyards

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Moonen team recently welcomed the HISWA Yacht Valley Designers Tour to their yard. Eight designers enjoyed a tour of the facilities and a presentation about Moonen. The overall goal was to explain how Moonen has worked with designers over the years, including a highly successful relationship with Rene van der Velden. Read More

Horizon announces new preferred partners for U.S. sales

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Horizon Yachts has announced the Marine Group, Galati Yacht Sales and EPIC Yachting are now new Preferred Partners for Horizon's U.S. East Coast sales market. The Preferred Partnership program expands Horizon's presence in the U.S, providing extensive sales and service coverage from the Gulf Coast to the New England area. Read More

Organisational restructuring operations at Azimut Benetti Group

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The organisational restructuring of the commercial and manufacturing operations of the company takes another step forward with a special focus on the Business Line Yachts. The Azimut-Benetti Group has taken another step in the organisational restructuring of its commercial and manufacturing operations, as part of the plan launched one year ago. Read More

Pendennis Palma first quarter success

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The new Pendennis facility based at STP in Palma de Mallorca has enjoyed a fantastic start following the official launch in July. Providing a more convenient base to our customers in the Mediterranean over six refits have already been completed, including 55m Adela, as well as 38m Jongert sailing yacht Gloria and Perini Navi Andromeda La Dea. Read More

STAR Capital Partners buys Blohm & Voss’ civil business

Monday, 12 December 2011

STAR Capital Partners (“STAR Capital”), a leading European fund manager focused on investing in capital-intensive businesses, announces today that it has reached an agreement with ThyssenKrupp AG, the diversified industrial group based in Germany, to acquire the non-military parts of its ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems business. Read More

Pendennis MoBros raise over £7,000 for Movember

Monday, 5 December 2011

Funds raised through Movember’s UK campaign benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity, the UK’s leading prostate cancer charity. The challenge is simple – start Movember clean shaven and spend the entire month growing a moustache, with money being raised from sponsorship, charity boxes placed and donations from suppliers. Read More

Construction update on RMK Marine superyacht projects

Monday, 28 November 2011

A last minute visit to RMK Marine in Tuzla Istanbul last week, provided us with an opportunity to see the progress on the 45 metre Ron Holland designed superyacht BN80. The yacht is in her final stages of construction, and will be delivered early next year. The yard is also working on the second Oyster 100, and the first Oyster 125. Read More

The Couach yard sold to Nepteam

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The Vial family, owners of the French Couach yard since 2009, have sold the yard to the Nepteam company. Specialized in the design, manufacturing and marketing of yachts ranging from 20 to 50 metres, the Couach brand has become well known for building high quality yachts. The Nepteam company is chaired by Christian Chevalier. Read More

SG Private Wealth Advisors arranges financing for Delta project

Friday, 18 November 2011

Delta has announced that its strategic partner, SG Private Wealth Advisors, has successfully arranged for construction financing for a 50-meter motor yacht. “SG Private Wealth Advisors provided a financing solution that is hard to achieve in the current financial markets with ensuing credit tightening. We are excited by the prospects of this new strategic partnership with them,” said Jack Jones, Vice President of Delta Marine.Read More

Rodriguez publishes 4th quarter 2010/2011 sales

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Rodriguez Group closed the 4th quarter of its 2010/2011 financial year ending September 30, 2011, and informed us that the sales target set out at the beginning of the financial year has been reached. 4th Quarter sales, concerning the period from July 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2011, were € 32.3 million. Read More

New Horizon website launches in multiple languages

Monday, 14 November 2011

Horizon recently launched a brand new website with multiple language editions including English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. In addition, the new Horizon website includes a mobile edition, with a convenient user view that allows people to surf the Horizon website easily with their smart mobile devices. Read More

Benetti forms boat-building business network in Livorno

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

With Livorno Confindustria’s support, the first network contract was signed last Friday, 28 October between Azimut-Benetti and approximately twenty supply companies spanning the entire production chain – from layout to systems to furnishings – with the aim of creating an industry-wide network. Read More

Tecnomar buys the Admiral superyacht brand

Monday, 7 November 2011

Tecnomar has announced the acquisition of the Admiral superyacht brand. Admiral was established in 1966 and has become a prestigious and widely-recognized brand for aluminum & steel yachts from 32 to 54 meters. Tecnomar also announced the upcomingcquisition of a private dock with state-of-the-art facilities.  Read More

RS Global opens modernised and refurbished facility

Monday, 7 November 2011

Thursday 3rd November saw the official opening party in Palma de Mallorca of the modernised and refurbished RS Global building, which is situated in the heart of the STP superyacht refit and repair yard. The building was taken over last year by the chandlery, rigging and yacht-painting specialists Rolling Stock Group. Read More

Superyacht builder Lürssen relaunches their website

Monday, 31 October 2011

German shipyard Lürssen have relaunched their website The new site not only features breathtaking images and interesting background information on the company, but also includes interactive functions such as the exclusive Lürssen Forum, where yacht captains can share knowledge and ideas. Read More

Ferretti restructure capital structure

Friday, 28 October 2011

The Board of Directors of Ferretti S.p.A., deliberated to start a consensual process with its main lenders to restructure its capital structure through a significant reduction in debt position and by raising new money. Ferretti’s order portfolio that to date comprises approximately 465 million euros. Read More

Trinity Yachts to incorporate Trinity Offshore’s environmental expertise

Monday, 24 October 2011

Trinity Yachts has long been able to capitalize on its history in the commercial and military maritime industry by bringing to their superyachts the fundamental and innovative design and engineering features that have proven so successful in other projects. Read More

Knight & Carver Maritime acquired by hybrid technology firm

Monday, 10 October 2011

San Diego marine hybrid systems pioneer Arc Lite Power, LLC has signed an agreement to purchase National City shipyard Knight & Carver Maritime, the companies announced today. The $30 million total investment will expand the capabilities of the combined companies to serve the emerging “green marine” market. Read More

Gulf Craft wins annual CJR Customer Recognition Award

Thursday, 22 September 2011

CJR Propulsion today announced UAE based Gulf Craft as the winner of its first annual ‘Customer Recognition Award’. The award, given by CJR’s managing director Mark Russell, considers environmental sustainability, technical innovation, and sales growth in its decision. Gulf Craft and CJR have been working together for 10 years. Read More

Derecktor appoints new director of Yacht Service and New Construction Sales

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

As part of the re-organization of it's sales efforts, Derecktor Shipyards has announce the appointment of James Brewer as Director of Yacht Service and New Construction Sales. James is a 22 year veteran employee of Derecktor Shipyards. Read More

Perini Navi turns the hull of the 60 metre C.2193 upright

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The aluminium hull of C.2193, the first of two yachts in the new generation of 60m sailing yachts sold by Perini Navi, was turned at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard. The 92 tonne hull stands out for being the heaviest turned to date at the Turkish shipyard, and has offered an opportunity to admire the natural evolution of the 56m Perini series. Read More

Endeavour refit on schedule

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The extensive refit of the iconic J Boat Endeavour is nearing completion at Yachting Developments Auckland yard. Absolute care has been taken to preserve as much of this historic vessel as practical. There has been a long term philosophy of longevity and serviceability throughout the refit ensuring Endeavour will remain the historic icon she is today.Read More

Lürssen makes offer to buy Blohm & Voss

Friday, 16 September 2011

Lürssen has made an offer to buy Blohm & Voss from ThyssenKrupp. Both companies, Blohm + Voss and Lürssen, look back on more than one hundred years of experience in German shipbuilding and have already successfully worked side by side on the construction of the Fregatte F 125 project for the German government. Read More

Oyster Group to develop Mediterranean operation

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Oyster Group informs us they are setting up an operation in Palma, Mallorca to expand the services it provides to its clients. Commencing September 2011, Philip (Spike) Thompson will help develop the Oyster presence in the Mediterranean to support the 150+ fleet of yachts Oyster has built between 60' and 100'. Read More

Construction of new Mulder yard starts today

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Mulder Shipyard in the Netherlands has started construction of a new shipyard, just ten kilometres from its current facility. This second yard (in Zoeterwoude Rijndijk) will cover an area of 7000 square metres and focus on the maintenance, refit and new build of yachts between 18 and 40 metres. It should be ready to start operations in 2012. Read More

Overmarine now directly markets Mangusta Yachts

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Overmarine Group, the Italian Maxi Open Yacht Builder, celebrated its first time at the Cannes Boat Show. Last year, Overmarine Group decided to totally change its approach to the market. After being represented by an exclusive dealer for many years, Overmarine Group decided to now directly markets its projects: the Mangusta Yachts. Read More

Abu Dhabi MAR buys former HDW Gaarden GmbH in Kiel

Friday, 2 September 2011

As of today the contracts for the acquisition of the former HDW Gaarden GmbH in Kiel have entered into force. Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel GmbH starts with 172 employees, the facilities, equipment and infrastructure of the former HDW Gaarden, working on first orders of its target markets offshore, mega yachts and construction of special vessels. Read More

Monte Fino yard extends facilities to build up to 44 metres

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Kha Shing, the yard that builds the Monte Fino range of motoryachts, has announced that it has upgraded its facilities to allow it to build yachts up to 44 metres in length. This is the final stage of a $20 million, two year investment programme that has included adding another 15,000 square metres to the existing facilities. Read More

Instant access to Dutch quality on the Côte d’Azur

Thursday, 25 August 2011

A select group of Dutch yacht builders and related companies have joined forces in the new Holland Yacht Experience concept. Their goal is to bring the supreme quality offered by the Dutch yachting industry to the attention of a broader audience via joint promotion and representation on the French Côte d’Azur. Read More

Palumbo Malta running at full speed

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Palumbo Group acquired the Malta Superyacht Facilities in March 2011. The yard is currently fully in operation, carrying out over 30 superyacht projects in only a few weeks. The already extensive portfolio shows well-known names such as Atlantis II, Pelorus, Phocea, Prince Abdulaziz, Senses and Slipstream. Read More

Open day at the Benetti yard in Livorno

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

To mark the national holiday celebrating the “Festa della Repubblica” (Day of the Republic), the Benetti shipyards at Livorno and Lusben (a division of the Azimut-Benetti group specialising in refit & repair work) paid homage to the city, the Italian Republic and the Italian people by opening the doors of their production sites. Read More 

Amico opens new shipyard in Loano

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Amico Loano shipyard was inaugurated on May 6th. Amico Loano is located inside the brand new Marina of Loano, offering port services and services for crews, guests, and vessels. Main services offered include: maintenance and repairs, surface treatment, painting, rig and deck equipment service, and yacht storage. Read More

Sanlorenzo strenghtens financial position with a 2010 turnover of € 196,000,000.

Friday, 22 July 2011

In the worst ever year for the world economy 2009 Sanlorenzo was able to limit its turnover reduction to a small negative 9%, corresponding to € 181 mln turnover compared to 2008 € 198 mln turnover. The lower profit was due to the depreciation of the trade-in boats that in 2009 was internationally estimated between 20 and 25%. Read More

The Ferretti Group signs non binding Memorandum of Understanding with SHIG

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Ferretti Group has signed a non binding Memorandum of Understanding with Shandong Heavy Industry Group, a Chinese holding, controlling leading companies in the sector of engines, generators and propulsion systems – for the creation of a joint-venture, with the aim of developing an industrial partnership for the design, production and sale of motoryachts for the market of Greater China and other emerging markets. Read More

Sanlorenzo inaugurates new Marina Travelift and opens marina

Friday, 15 July 2011

On Thursday July 14th Sanlorenzo inaugurated the new Marina Travelift and opened a marina with 8 berths and a lifting area for 30 metre yachts. This important redevelopment on the River Magra, where the Italian shipyard’s Headquarters is located and fibreglass planning hulls up to 108 ft are built, now benefits from a larger mooring capacity. Read More

IAG Yachts recruits former Tricon Marine VP Dave Adams

Thursday, 14 July 2011

In early May, IAG Yachts was successful in the recruitment of former Tricon Marine VP, Dave Adams who started with IAG on June 1st, 2011. His title is Vice President in charge of Operations. Mr. Adams is a 40 year veteran in the yacht and marine business. He was co-founder of Tricon Marine and he actually designed and built the shipyard in Zhuhai. Read More

Massimo Jannone joins Rio Yachts as head of sales

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Rio Yachts have announced a new addition to their team. Massimo Jannone will join the company as Head of Sales. Massimo is as passionate as he is experienced in the industry, having already worked for primary brands such as Cerri Cantieri Navali and Hatteras Yachts. Read More

Timothy Hamilton appointed Director of Feadship America

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Feadship has announced the appointment of Timothy Hamilton as the new Director of Feadship America. Hamilton will use his wide experience to serve Feadship’s many owners in the United States. As well as maintaining close relationships with clients, he will also provide dedicated services to owner’s representatives and captains. Read More

ISA signs partnership with Yacht Moments

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

ISA has enlarged it's network by appointing Yacht Moments as a new dealer, and exclusive sales representative for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Balearics. Yacht Moments is specialised in sales, charter, management and new construction projects. Yacht Moments has offices in Mallorca, Hamburg, Munich, Sukosan and Zagreb Read More

Benetti opens new production area

Monday, 4 July 2011

Benetti’s new production area was inaugurated during the early morning hours of Thursday, 16 June, with the arrival of the first hull for construction. Together with the historic facilities on Via Coppino, the site has more than 4,200 m2 dedicated to the production of Benetti Class superyachts, the line of yachts from 93 to 164 feet. Read More

Breaking News: Abu Dhabi MAR deal to buy Blohm + Voss falls through

Friday, 1 July 2011

According to Reuters, ThyssenKrupp , Germany's biggest steelmaker, has scrapped a deal for Abu Dhabi MAR to buy its Blohm + Voss civilian shipbuilding assets, due to political changes in the Middle East. ThyssenKrupp affirmed it's strategy of focusing only on military shipbuilding. A separate planned joint venture with ADM, to sell naval surface ships to the Middle East and North Africa had also fallen apart. Read More

Pendennis announces the opening of a Mediterranean base in Palma

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Pendennis has announced the opening of a new technical refit office and workshop in the busy Med port of Palma. Opening this Summer the new facility will be based in STP in central Palma and will provide an extension to the UK based company’s facilities and services. Read More

Booming business for the Ferretti Group in Brasil

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The Ferretti Group has reinforced it's presence in the Brazilian market, by officially opening a Ferrettigroup Brasil branch. The new production facility, located near Sao Paulo, which opened late 2010, is among the largest in Latin America, with a total area of ​​approximately 145,000 square meters. Read More

Victoria Investments, Inc. partners with Latitude Yachts

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The USA-based partner broker Victoria Investments, Inc. has just partnered with Latitude Yachts, a new super-yacht yard based in Riga, Latvia. Signed during the Boat Asia Singapore 2011, the representation and engagement agreement for business brokerage services will run six-months term starting from May 12th. Read More

Turkish superyacht builder Bilgin Shipyard expands

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Bilgin Shipyard was established back in 1929 and in the last few years the company has grown exceptionally. The company’s expansion plans started in 2004 with the opening of 1,600sqm stainless steel workshop. To meet the growing demand of customised interiors the company opened a 2,200sqm furniture factory in 2007. Read More

Gulf Craft attributes recent sales successes to its personal approach

Friday, 20 May 2011

Gulf Craft, the producer of fiberglass boats, yachts and superyachts, has begun 2011 with great sensation. Five global launches at the Dubai Boat Show in March marked Gulf Craft’s intention of seeing 2011 as a year of growth, followed by a hugely successful Asian tour highlighting Gulf Craft’s vision of an emergence of a third large yachting destination globally, defined by the yachting grounds connecting the Middle East and SE-Asia cruising destinations. Read More

Heesen Yachts introduces the free Heesen iPad app

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Heesen Yachts, has introduced its new app - now available in the iTunes Store for free download. This is the first iPad application launched by any shipyard within the superyacht industry. The Heesen iPad app allows users to browse an extensive gallery of all Heesen’s latest launches, ranging from 37 to 65 metres. Read More

Rodriguez Group appoints new Chairman of the Executive Board, Mr Eric De Saintdo

Friday, 13 May 2011

The Supervisory Board of Rodrigues Group has recently appointed Eric de Saintdo as Chairman of the Executive Board. Thus, Eric de Saintdo, who joined Rodriguez Group in October 2010 as Managing Director, succeeded Gerard Rodriguez. The latter had then agreed to come back at the helm of the Group temporarily, to ensure the redevelopment of Rodriguez Group’s activities. It is, therefore, natural that the chairmanship of the Executive Board of Rodriguez Group goes to Eric de Saintdo. Read More

Gulf Craft appoints new distributor for Majesty Yachts on South-East Asia

Friday, 13 May 2011

Gulf Craft appoints new distributor for Majesty Yachts on South-East Asia Gulf Craft, builder of fiberglass luxury motor yachts in the Middle East and Asia, has appointed Eminence Yachting Ltd. to distribute the Majesty range of yachts and superyachts in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. Formed by Simon Turner and Bart Kimman. Read More

Key strategic appointment for Pure Superyacht Refit

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Pure Superyacht Refit, based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has appointed a new Project Manager who will work with the existing team to provide a specialist refit management service at locations across Europe. The new recruit, Ivan Salas Jefferson, 29, has a wealth of relevant project management experience and related industry expertise. Read More

Perini Navi Cup book unveiled

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

It took a hundred and eighty three pages to tell the story, through breathtaking photographs, of one of the most exclusive and evocative events in sailing: the Perini Navi Cup. The book was born from the desire on the part of the Group to share the emotions and the highlights of the third edition of their regatta. Read More

Marina Barcelona 92 and BWA Yachting announce Partnership Agreement

Thursday, 21 April 2011

BWA Yachting, the marine agency, and Marina Barcalona’92, the shipyard in the Mediterranean specialising in the refit and repair of superyachts, have signed a preferred partnership agreement, formalising the terms of a long standing relationship of cooperation the two groups have shared for the past 10 years. Read More

Sudden passing of Hermann H. Schaedla

Thursday, 21 April 2011

For more than 50 years, he steered the fortunes of Abeking & Rasmussen. Under his responsible and intelligent management, the small shipyard in Lemwerder evolved into one of the major, world famous names in the field of yacht and naval shipbuilding. We now have to bid farewell to Hermann H. Schaedla, engineer, manager and friend, who died suddenly aged 76. Read More

Icon Yachts a hive of activity

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Icon Yachts is in a ‘Spring Mood’ with a hive of activity and a total of 444 metres of luxury yachts at the Dutch shipyard. With a healthy mix of new builds, refit projects and cooperation with other high-end builders the yard is flexing its muscles. Icon Yachts are looking ahead to a busy 2011 with a number of new build projects and refits. Read More

A new acquisition increases the Palumbo Group facilities in Malta

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

As a result of being declared the preferred bidder the preferred bidder for the tender to acquire Malta Super Yacht Services last December, Palumbo S.p.A., as forecasted, today has finally taken over also the new Shipyard, just in time for the Spring refitting season.The Maltese government signed the contract for a global amount of € 29.4 million. Read More

ISA Yachts signs partnership with The ESTD in India

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

ISA Yachts and The ESTD (formerly known as InterGlobe Established Products Private Limited) have announced the signing of a representation agreement within the region for the marketing of ISA superyachts. India is now on a growth path and is expected to become one of the largest luxury markets in the world. Read More

Ferretti Group appoints Giancarlo Galeone as new group CEO

Monday, 4 April 2011

In deep sorrow for the sudden loss of Salvatore Basile, the Ferretti S.p.A. Board of Directors met under the chairmanship of Norberto Ferretti and appointed Giancarlo Galeone, Group shareholder and Director, as new Chief Executive Officer, conferring the relative proxy and powers. Read More

Giovanni Costantino of Tecnomar announces the company’s new structure

Friday, 1 April 2011

With 699.74 metres, 78,839 Hp, 32,710 nautical miles, 19 new models from 60 feet to 60 metres, 3 steel and aluminum lines, 2 composite lines and a new sailing line- Tecnomar presents its plans for the future and the new fleet at the Boscolo Exedra Hotel in Milan. Founded in 1987, Tecnomar has launched over 270 yachts. Read More

PAE obtains new location for headquarters

Friday, 1 April 2011

Pacific Asian Enterprises, builder of Nordhavn yachts, is pleased to announce that it has obtained a new location for its headquarters, which will house sales, project management, engineering, accounting, commissioning and shipping/receiving all under one roof. It also allows for the company’s projected expansion needs. Read More

Ferretti Group CEO Salvatore Basile passed away after suffering from a heart attack

Monday, 28 March 2011

Ferretti Group CEO Salvatore Basile suddenly passed away yesterday after suffering from a heart attack. He was 58. The entire Ferretti Group team, Chairman Norberto Ferretti, the Board of Directors and the Executive committee, deeply shaken by his premature death, share the sorrow that Mrs Basile and family bear. Read More

Superyacht shipyard for sale in Barcelona

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

North Wind Yachts in Barcelona, Spain has put its production facilities up for sale following plans to relocate. The yard offers an excellent location in which to develop a marine business in the Mediterranean, says North Wind, providing good opportunities for yacht construction, repair and refit activities, sales and brokerage. Read More

Inauguration of new Peri Sales & Marketing Office

Thursday, 10 March 2011

After the Peri Yachts France Office at the Cote d’Azur in Antibes/ France dedicated to New Sales, Brokerage and Charter Peri Yachts opened its new office in Istanbul on Tuesday. Located at the European side of the Bosphorus, Sales and Marketing activities will take place at a larger scale from here. Read More

Oyster appoints US Sales Manager

Friday, 4 March 2011

Oyster Marine is pleased to announce the expansion of their USA Headquarters with the appointment of Dan Wurzbacher to the Sales Team. Dan will fill the role of US Sales Manager and will handle new yacht sales in the Oyster fleet, from the Oyster 46 to the Oyster 655, throughout the Americas and Caribbean. Read More

Lazzara moves showcase and sales operation to Bahia Mar Yachting Center

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Lazzara International Yacht Sales, a legendary family name in yachting, announced it has located its' Showcase and new sales operation at The Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center. This new location will not only serve as a retail showroom but also as the premiere location for pre-owned sales, yacht management and crew placement. Read More

Abu Dhabi Ship Building signs MoU with DeBirs Yachts

Monday, 28 February 2011

Abu Dhabi Ship Building,  one of the leading shipbuilder and naval support services provider in the Gulf region, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egypt-based DeBirs Yachts, a manufacturer of timeless and innovative motor yachts, during the ongoing International Defence Exhibition and Conference.Read More

Overmarine partners with MarineMax in the USA

Friday, 25 February 2011

While for many years Overmarine has been essentially a boat builder committing itself in developing the best quality available in the market, in the future Overmarine will be also committed to marketing its Product range directly, through its subsidiary offices, and through a selected number of Sales Representative in markets that are considered strategic for the yard's future growth. Read More

Azimut-Benetti Group reveals new strategy to maintain position in market

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Azimut-Benetti Group, the Italian company looks to maintain its leading international position with a new strategy brought about by changing market conditions. In the wake of profound changes in the boating industry triggered by events two years ago, the Azimut Benetti Group has developed advanced organisational solutions following a business model which put the client and their expectations in the center of the process. Read More

An encouraging 1st quarter for the Rodriguez Group

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The 1st quarter of Rodriguez Group's 2010/2011 fiscal year ended on 31 December 2010. During the period starting on 1 October 2010 and ending on 31 December 2010, total sales increased by 20% compared to the 1st quarter of the fiscal year 2009/2010 (25,343 K€ versus 21,057 K€ during the previous year). Read More

New Latitude Superyacht yard in Latvia

Monday, 14 February 2011

In early November Latitude Yachts announced the opening of its new Superyacht yard located on the seaside, 50 minutes from the center of charming Riga, capital of Latvia. The shipyard’s experienced team uses the latest technologies and provides customers with a wide range of services including new builds, refit, maintenance and reparation. Read More

Pendennis’ success story continues

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Pendennis has announced that the 55m Illusion has been named as a finalist in the World Superyacht Awards, with the results due to be announced at the beginning of May. The extensive winter refit took just over 8 months to complete and included a 3-level 5m LOA stern extension with the addition of a drop-down beach club. Read More

Leopard Yachts partners with Total Marine in the USA

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Two years after the end of the collaboration with the Rodriguez Group, Leopard Yachts announces its return to the USA. Two years after the end of the collaboration with the Rodriguez Group, Leopard Yachts announces its return to the USA. Total Marine who owns several offices in the USA has recently opened a new office. Read More

Devonport Yachts launches new website

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Devonport Yachts has extensive experience in the 60m+ bespoke build and refit yacht market. This includes iconic yachts such MY Sarafsa, MY Samar and currently Project 55 which when launched later this year will be the largest private yacht to be built in the UK. The yard has now launched a new website; Read More

Healthy order book at Leopard Yachts

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

These are busy times at Leopard Yachts: three yachts are scheduled to be launched this summer, a Leopard 27m, a 34m and a 46m; another 34m and a 46m, are under construction and will be delivered in 2012; three yachts, with three letter of intents, respectively for a 34m, a 46m and a 58m, are in progress for deliveries in 2012-2013. Read More

Azzura Marine welcomes back sales and marketing manager

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Azzura Marine, internationally recognised for constructing premium quality custom motor and sailing vessels, including high performance racing yachts, quality interiors and exterior furniture, are delighted to welcome back Gillian Hughes as Sales and Marketing Manager for the company. Read More

Overmarine finalises acquisition of Baglietto Group

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Overmarine Shipyard, which is well known for their Mangusta series of large open superyachts, has announced the acquisition of Baglietto Group. The Group includes two of the most iconic brands in the superyacht industry: Baglietto and Cantieri di Pisa. Baglietto was founded in 1854 by Pietro Baglietto. Read More

Lazzara Yachts forms strategic partnership with The Crest Group

Monday, 24 January 2011

Lazzara Yacht Corporation, a legendary family name in yachting, announced it has received a capital investment from The Crest Group LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Built in Tampa, FL, Lazzara has continued to be on the leading edge of design and innovation in the yachting world. Read More

Perini Navi launches new website

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The Perini Navi Group has launched a new website with all-new graphic design, an extremely intuitive and user-friendly structure, new sections and new content, all created using the most innovative technology. The restyling of the website was dictated primarily by the desire to create a single portal. Read More

Paolo Casani named new CEO of Azimut Yachts division

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Paolo Casani is the new CEO of the Azimut Yachts Division of the Azimut-Benetti Group.Casani began his career with the company in 2008 after twenty-five years of experience in the fashion and luxury goods sector, and has successfully directed the Yachtique Division dedicated to strategic services, a position he will maintain ad interim while taking on his new role. Read More

Horizon establishes sales and service office in Spain

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Horizon announced its sales and service office in Europe has been established in Spain and Mr. Ron Boogaard is appointed to be Director to operate the new company Horizon Yacht Europe. Horizon Yacht Europe is set up by Horizon Group and Mr. Ron Boogaard, and is to be the headquarters of Horizon in Europe. Read More

Icon Yachts launches new website

Friday, 7 January 2011

Icon Yachts closed 2010 on a high note with the delivery of two 62m yachts of which the latest creation, the 62,5m Baton Rouge with the fabulous exterior styling of Tim Heywood and a sophisticated interior design by Redman Whitely Dixon. The yard has now also launched a new website, Read More

Tender Shipyard builds new tender for superyacht Berkut

Thursday, 6 January 2011

French yacht designer and builder Philippe Cabon has launched a new shipyard which specialises in the construction of superyacht tenders. Named Tender Shipyard SAS, the company already signed a contract to build a new tender for the 53 metre Baglietto superyacht Berkut. The 7.2 metre tender will be completely built in carbon fibre. Read More

Horizon decides to establish direct sales and service office in Europe

Monday, 3 January 2011

Over the last ten more years, Drettmann was the sole dealer of Horizon in Europe to provide the Horizon-built yachts in brands of Elegance, Bandido and Premier. After the bankruptcy of Drettmann in May 2010, Horizon decides to set up its own sales and service office in Europe.  establish the close relationship with it's clients. Read More

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Devonport Yachts develops digital brand