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Time to play Lürssen's new game

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Just in time for Christmas, Lürssen presents a new App for the iPad which is now available for free download at the Apple Store. Standing on the deck of his fishing boat and scanning the horizon with his spyglass, Ping the penguin discovers a glamorous lady penguin aboard a large and elegant Lürssen yacht. Read More

Sanlorenzo enters Chinese market

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Sanlorenzo appointed Ms. Yang Xu as its representative for China market. Ms. Yang has insofar achieved eight years of experience in the yachting industry, now becoming Sanlorenzo China representative, responsible for brand promotion and to widen the sales network in China, a country with a running economy. Read More

Pendennis wins approval for expansion

Friday, 30 November 2012

Local yacht builder Pendennis Shipyard announced this week that it had received approval from Cornwall Council for its marine based development plans. The plans focused on improvements to the shoreline at their facility within Falmouth docks and included the creation of two wet docks and a wet basin. Read More

Sunreef unveils new catamaran superyacht 90 Ultimate

Monday, 26 November 2012

In 2010 Sunreef Yachts’ design bureau has presented a new range of performing fast cruisers from 70 to 170 feet. After having introduced the Sunreef 80 in 2010 and the Sunreef 75 in 2011, Sunreef Yachts is now delighted to unveil the new model from the line, the Sunreef 90 Ultimate, a truly accomplished masterpiece. Read More

Moonen achieves exceptional noise and vibration results

Monday, 26 November 2012

After three days of extensive trials, the largest custom Moonen motoryacht to date has achieved some quite remarkable results in terms of noise and vibration levels. The 42-metre Sofia achieved Class 1 status within the Passenger and Crew Accommodation Comfort notation from the Lloyd's Register rules. Read More

New shed at Columbus Yachts for new 65 metre superyacht

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Columbus Yachts, the young and successful brand owned by the Palumbo Group, has finished building a third shed on Pier 37 in the Port of Naples, Italy, to house the construction of its new 65m Custom Classic yacht. The keel of the 65m, Hull # C04, is due to be laid before Christmas and the construction is scheduled to be completed in 2015. Read More

CEO of Oceanco awarded Excellence in Innovation Award

Friday, 16 November 2012

Marcel Onkenhout, CEO of Oceanco, was awarded the ‘International Superyacht Society’s Excellence in Innovation Award’ at their annual Gala held on the 25th of October, 2012, during the Fort International Lauderdale Boat Show. The award, is given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation. Read More

Princess Yachts unveils the Princess 82 motoryacht

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

2012 was a significant year in the history of Princess Yachts International with the launch of five new models including both the smallest vessel it has produced for over a decade and the largest the company has ever built. 2013 promises to be as busy for the Plymouth boat builder and the London boat show marks the start of this. Read More

Riva introduces new flagship, the 122' Mythos

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Riva has introduced it's new flagship, the 122' Mythos. the Riva 122’ Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard, perfectly transfers the elegance, flair and clean lines featured by all Riva models to a new line built entirely in light aluminium alloy. The new flagship of Riva is more than 37 metre long and 7.60 metre wide. Read More

Sanlorenzo opens new office and sells new SL82 motoryacht

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sanlorenzo has opened the new direct office Atelier Sanlorenzo, an authentic yacht boutique, located in the prestigious port Carlo Riva in Rapallo and it represents a new reference point for Northeast Italian ship owners. And there’s no better start than a sale, right today, of a new Sanlorenzo SL82 (24 meters) to an Italian owner. Read More

VSY sign Wood Forever Pact with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Viareggio Superyachts (VSY)’s commitment to sustainability is becoming more and more tangible – even beyond the quality of care and systems developed on their Eco-yachts and the CO2 compensation for the brand-new 72 metre, Stella Maris, at her debut during the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 and in Genoa as the flagship of this year’s Show. Read More

Lürssen's Quattroelle completes sea trial

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

On the 23rd August 2012 Lürssen launched Quattroelle (project Bellissimo) and she went on sea trials from 23rd to 25th October. Sold and supervised by the technical team of Moran Yacht & Ship her delivery is scheduled for this month - November 2012. Quattroelle is the first Lürssen yacht designed by Nuvolari-Lenard. Read More

Dutch ShipYard Group and Dwight Tracy & Friends join forces

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Dutch ShipYard Group and Dwight Tracy & Friends Yacht Sales announced their formation of a strategic partnership intended to expand and strengthen The Netherlands firm’s presence in the U.S. market. In addition to building the Puffin range of sailing yachts, the yard provides motor yacht construction and refit. Read More

New management positions at the Admiral Tecnomar Group

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Admiral Tecnomar Group has announced several changes in their management team, to better serve the company's different product ranges. Giovanni Costantino was the former Chairman and CEO, leaves the position of CEO, and will stay on as the Chairman of the Group. Read More 

Karlene Pack joins Feadship America as Director

Monday, 5 November 2012

Karlene Pack has joined Feadship where she will team up with Feadship America director Tim Hamilton to strengthen the leadership position of Feadship in the Americas, where Feadship has plans for substantial growth in the coming years. In her role as Director, she will focus on charter management, sales and business development for the Americas. Read More

VSY's 72 metre flagship Stella Maris wows the crowds

Friday, 2 November 2012

After her resounding success at the Monaco Yacht Show, Stella Maris, VSY’s flagship, designed by Espen Oeino in cooperation with Laurent Giles Naval Architects, weighed anchor and headed down coast to take part in the opening weekend of the Genoa Boat Show where she was crowned undisputed flag ship of the show. Read More

Three superyacht models unveiled by Baglietto and Paszkowski Design

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show provided the venue for the comeback in the US of the historical La Spezia-based shipyard Baglietto on the international pleasure yachting market. Baglietto had chosen Fort Lauderdale to present to the American market 3 new projects signed by Francesco Paszkowski Design. Read More

Azimut Benetti directors concentrate on Italian heritage

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Major new developments are on the horizon for the future of production of Atlantis and Azimut Yachts in Italy. The international yacht market has changed radically in recent years. The Azimut Benetti Group has been conducting a due diligence investigation aimed at optimising productivity to maintain its leadership in the field. Read More

The Ferretti Group announces new operating structure

Monday, 29 October 2012

Throughout the last 12 months, The Ferretti Group has undergone a series of notable accomplishments, including a new shareholding structure, a new organizational structure and another record sales year for the American markets. The Group also announced that Founder, Norberto Ferretti, will remain strongly vested in the Ferretti Group. Read More

Three Cheoy Lee models to debut in Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Cheoy Lee will debut three new models at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show from 25 to 29 October. Visitors to the show can have an exclusive first look at the Alpha 76 Express Flybridge, the Bravo 88 and the 46 metre Mazu, three very different types of yacht aimed atdiscerning owners who value luxury, comfort, style and quality. Read More

Einstein takes the power of Relativity to Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Following the tremendous buzz created at the Monaco show by having ‘Albert Einstein’ unveil its latest Future Concept Feadship is taking the entire Relativity package to the Fort Lauderdale boat show (25-29 October). This will include the detailed model of the boat as well as the actor-turned-Feadship-expert. Read More

Canados unveils the Oceanic SUV superyacht series

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Canados has unveiled a new line of superyachts, the Oceanic SUV series. This new line of planning hull yachts merge the characteristics of a support vessel, to those of a luxury superyacht. Performance, reliability, attention to detail, and high level of customisation were some of the key ingredients for the development of this new line. Read More

Ferretti signs Memorandum of Understanding with ICBC

Friday, 12 October 2012

The Ferretti Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the first Chinese credit institute and the major bank worldwide as for market capitalization. This agreement, beside guaranteeing to Ferretti Group a financial support to the medium-long term growth projects. Read More

Oortgiese renamed Heesen Yachts Interiors

Friday, 12 October 2012

Entirely owned by Heesen Yachts since 2000, the interior building company Oortgiese was re-christened Heesen Yachts Interiors on August 31st 2012 to bring it in line with the simplification of the Heesen Group’s companies’ names. The company was founded in 1940 in Winterswijk, in the most eastern part of the province of Gelderland. Read More

The Maltese Falcon and Amerigo Vespucci inaugurate the Salone Nautico di Genova

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Perini Navi's flagship, Maltese Falcon, and the historical tall ship, Amerigo Vespucci, sailed together for the opening of the Salone Nautico di Genova. Together, representatives of these vessels cut the ribbon of the 52nd edition of the Salone Nautico di Genova during the opening ceremony that was held earlier this week. Read More

Horizon sells new expedition superyacht to Singapore

Monday, 8 October 2012

The Horizon Group has announced that a new Horizon EP series 115-foot expedition yacht, which is still under construction, was recently sold to an owner in Singapore. The yacht is scheduled to deliver to the new owner in March 2013 and will become the largest luxury yacht Horizon has delivered in the Singapore yacht market. Read More

Moonen appoints Holland Yachts as agent in Russia

Monday, 8 October 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has a new agent in Russia. Holland Yachts is dedicated to bringing premium Dutch quality to the fast-growing Russian market, making it the ideal choice for a partnership with a yard that has already successfully delivered several superyachts to Russian clients. Read More

Interview with Acico Yachts’ managing director Christian Bolinger

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The 49 metre superyacht Nassima made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show and the up and coming Dutch shipyard Acico Yachts can be proud of its achievements so far. I recently caught up with Acico Yachts’ managing director Christian Bolinger to find out more about the story behind the yard and its recent developments. Read More

Mondo Marine moves forward

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The Italian shipyard Mondo Marine is moving forward; not only by appointing new management and by changing its marketing strategy, but also by launching new superyacht lines. Merijn de Waard caught up with newly appointed managing director Roberto Zambrini to find out more about the company’s direction. Read More

Palumbo launches Sport Hybrid series in style in Monaco

Friday, 28 September 2012

At the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show, the Palumbo shipyard unveiled a whole new line of superyachts. The Italian yard chose the perfect setting for their event, the stunning Salle Empire at the Hotel de Paris. Sophisticated, Unique, Friend of Nature, these are the characteristics of the new Sport Hybrid line of superyachts. Read More

Amels and Heywood unveil 83 metre Amels 272 superyacht

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Last week in Monaco, on board Garcon, Amels and Tim Heywood unveiled the Limited Editions Amels 272, the largest model in the successful Limited Editions family. In fact she is the largest yacht ever conceived by Amels. Her sleek curves and elongated deck spaces are classic Tim heywood, taking full advantage of the 83-metre hull form. Read More

Sunreef unveils new power catamaran concept

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, Sunreef Yachts continues growing in the catamaran design sector. Its in-house design office, is located within the shipyard to make the design process smoother and more efficient. The company has just unveiled in Cannes a brand new concept of a power catamaran with the 85 Sunreef Power. Read More

Sanlorenzo's new superyacht explorer line

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

On most yachts, adventure means hopping among the Mediterranean’s most glamorous ports of call for happy hour, or motoring from one idyllic Caribbean cove to another. But a new breed of yachts is bringing the same level of comfort and service one might find in Monte Carlo to the extreme ends of the Earth. From Greenland to Patagonia. Read More

New Palmer Johnson SuperSport Series unveiled in Monaco

Monday, 24 September 2012

At the Monaco Yacht Show, US superyacht builder Palmer Johnson announced an entirely new design for the Palmer Johnson Super Sport series. The first hull of the Palmer Johnson 48 SuperSport series has already been sold and is currently under construction to be delivered in 2013. Read More

MYS Video Preview: Latest projects at Icon Yachts

Friday, 21 September 2012

Last week I visited the Dutch superyacht builder and refit yard Icon Yachts, who at that point were in the final stages of outfitting superyacht Maidelle. We stepped on board, and together with Jen Wartena, the yard's Director, and Stephan Vitus, Head Project Development, we discussed the yard's plans for the future. Read More

MYS Video Preview: A closer look at Perini Navi

Friday, 21 September 2012

SYT's Merijn de Waard flew to Viareggio just before the Monaco Yacht Show, to have a closer look at the current projects underway at the Perini Navi Group. The Italian yard is working on the 73 metre Picchiotti Vitruvius project in their La Spezia facility, as well as some exciting new sailing yacht projects. Read More

MYS Video Preview: SYT visits Fincantieri Yachts

Friday, 21 September 2012

Last year, Fincantieri Yachts delivered the 134 metre superyacht Serene. Our team travelled to La Spezia to see the latest projects underway, and to fimd oput what the team is going to present at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. We also talked about what the future has in store for this Italian superyacht builder. Read More

MYS Preview Video: Mondo Marine looks to the future

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Last week I visited Mondo Marine in Savona Italy. The yard covers a seafront area of 35,500 square metres, with 9,500 square metres under cover. The facilities include 100 metres of jetty space for motoryacht mooring, an 820-ton travel lift, one of the largest on the Med, and a 300 ton trolley. Read More

MYS Preview Video: New build and refit projects at Lürssen

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The German shipyard Lürssen has built some of the world's largest yachts. I went to see Michael Breman, the yard's Sales Director, to hear about the yard's latest deleveries, such as the 87 metre Ace and the 62 metre Lady Kathryn V, and to discuss the Lürssen's booming refit business. Read More

Heesen presents new superyacht models in Monaco

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

On September 19 in the Principality of Monaco, Heesen directors Fabio Ermetto and Hans Boerakker, together with Piet and Perry van Oossanen from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects gathered at the Yacht Club de Monaco to present the new Heesen range to the yachting community. Read More

MYS Video Preview: Turkish superyacht builder CMB Yachts

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Turkish superyacht builder CMB Yachts is close to completion of their second motor yacht, the 47 metre Orient Star. In addition the company signed two contracts for 47 metre motor yachts and they are close to sign contracts for another 47 metre motor yacht and a 70 metre superyacht. 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

Mondo Marine joins SYBAss

Monday, 17 September 2012

Mondo Marine has announced its appointment as a new member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builder Association) founded in 2007 to represent the world’s leading builders of large yachts who, over the last 10 years, have successfully delivered a minimum of 3 custom or semi-custom motor or sailing yachts measuring over 40 metres in length. Read More

MYS Preview Video: Superyacht builder Bilgin Yachts

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Turkish superyacht builder recently launched their first Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht M&M. SuperYacht Times visited the shipyard in Istanbul to see the second hull under construction and in Cannes we interviewed Yildirim Bilgen and had a look on-board superyacht M&M. Read More

MYS Preview Video: The secrets behind the success of Sunrise Yachts

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sunrise Yachts has been doing very well; earlier this year the company signed contracts for a 63 metre and a 56 metre superyacht. In addition to these two projects Sunrise are also building another 63 metre and a 45 metre motor yacht. President Guillaume Roché unveiled that they have recently acquired a second facility in Antalya. Read More

MYS Preview Video: The inside story on fast yacht support vessel Garcon

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Recently the 67 metre fast yacht support vessel Garcon was delivered and she will soon make her public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. In August I visited the Amels shipyard in Vlissingen to interview Amels’ Managing Director Rob Luijendijk about Garcon and the line of Fast Yacht Support Vessels. Read More

SYT Video Report: A visit to catamaran superyacht developer Curvelle

Monday, 10 September 2012

At the end of August 2012 I visited Tuzla, Turkey to see the progress on the first Curvelle catamaran superyacht, the Quaranta. The founder of the company, Luuk V. van Zanten, told me more about the unique features of the yacht, while exterior designer Mauro Giamboi explained his ideas for the exterior design and project manager Mehmet Yurdakul. Read More

Marina Barcelona 92 and Austal Announce Strategic Partnership

Thursday, 6 September 2012

MB’92 and Austal announce a strategic partnership to offer leading support services to the superyacht and high speed vessel markets. As part of this agreement, Austal will commence operations in MB’92’s Barcelona facility. Austal, global shipbuilder and defence prime contractor, and Marina Barcelona 92.Read More

Successful high speed sea trials for superyacht Nassima

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Acico Yachts has announced the results of the first high speed sea trials of the 50 metre Nassima. She performed exceptionally well without any vibration and very low noise levels. Her top speed was 17.9 knots in just 5 metres of water, promising a top speed in the region of 19 knots in deep waters. Read More

Vicem Yachts signs partnership with Sarasota Yacht & Ship

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Vicem Yachts, the Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and superyachts, has announced that Sarasota Yacht & Ship has been named the Official Distributor for the Americas, which includes North, South & Central America as well as Canada and the Caribbean.  Gary Smith replaces Dave Mallach as new sales director. Read More

JFA Yachts launches new website

Monday, 20 August 2012

JFA Yachts, Superyacht shipyard based in Britanny – France, has announced it is releasing a new website www.jfa-yachts.com. This website will give visitors a good overview of new builds and refits. A dedicated section exhibits the new projects. Frederic Jaouen explains: “We will celebrate our 20th birthday next year". Read More

World debut for Pearl 75 in Southampton

Friday, 17 August 2012

In a special collaboration with award-winning designers Kelly Hoppen MBE and renowned yacht designer, Bill Dixon, the Pearl 75 brings new levels of style, sophistication and features to this sector of the motor yacht market. Laden with a host of unique features, the vessel is the largest of the Pearl fleet. Read More

Superyacht Horizon Polaris completes seatrials

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Designed for worldwide exploration, the Horizon EP148 Horizon Polaris superyacht features long-range cruising capabilities and exceptional performance and reliability ensconced in all the comforts and styling of a luxury yacht. Since Horizon Polaris’ launch earlier this summer, Horizon has successfully completed five sea trials. Read More

50 Metre superyacht Nassima starts seatrials

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Yesterday Acico Yachts held the first of a series of seatrials with the 50 metre luxury superyacht Nassima. The much anticipated Nassima was launched only weeks ago, to an exterior design by Olivier F van Meer. The yard reported to SuperYachtTimes.com today that the seatrials went very well, with exceptionally low noise levels. Read More

The Rodriguez Group closes 3rd quarter of the year 2011/2012

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Rodriguez Group ended the third quarter of the financial year 2011/2012 on 30 June 2012, culminating with the success of the new range of large new builds. Boat sales (new and secondhand) are up 158% as of the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter 2011 (€ 15.6M at Q3 2012 compared to € 6M at Q3 2011). Read More

Fire at McMullen & Wing causes significant damage to 50 metre Star Fish.

Monday, 13 August 2012

In the early hours of Sunday morning 12 August 2012, fire fighters were called to McMullen & Wing’s premises in Auckland New Zealand to find the 50 metre steel/aluminium motor yacht Star Fish ablaze in the shipyard’s largest construction hall. Star Fish, under construction for Aquos Yachts, is the successor to Big Fish. Read More

Top designers work together on Ocean Alexander 112

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announce the collaboration of top marine design talents for the design of the Ocean Alexander 112. The Ocean Alexander 112 Tri-Level Motoryacht is designed by a tremendous global partnership of some of the most well known names in the yachting industry. 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

Front Street Shipyard expands with purchase of Belfast Boatyard

Monday, 30 July 2012

Front Street Shipyard on the Belfast, Maine, waterfront has purchased its neighbor, Belfast Boatyard. With the sale finalized this week, the owners of Front Street Shipyard are immediately welcoming the employees and customers of Belfast Boatyard while maintaining existing operations. 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 

Fincantieri celebrates 20th anniversary of Destriero record

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Earlier this week, a celebration took place at the Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia, to celebrate of the twentieth anniversary of Destriero, the fastest yacht in the world which crossed the Atlantic in 1992, setting a record which still remains unbeaten. The monohull, built in 1991, sailed 3,106 nautical miles without refueling. Read More

Mondo Marine and Hot Lab unveil new superyacht project

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Last week SuperYachtTimes.com visited the Mondo Marine yard, where we were given a sneak preview of the yard's latest project. M50. Today we can share this project with you, which is a collaboration between the Savona yard, and the Milan based Hot Lab Yacht & Design studio. The M50 will feature three decks and a spacious sundeck. Read More

Solid financial performance at Princess Yachts

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Princess Yachts International plc has posted yet another strong set of financial results for the year ended 31 December 2011, reinforcing its position as one of the strongest company’s operating in the luxury yacht market. In recently released accounts, the Company reported Profit before Tax of £15.1 million (2010: £21.2 million). Read More

Sea trial record set by Ocean Alexander 82 motoryacht

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announced the recent sea trial record set by the Ocean Alexander 82 Cockpit Motoryacht. The updated Ocean Alexander 82 Cockpit Motoryacht with twin MTU 1920HP engines, reached 28 knots during sea trials performed at the factory. 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

Opening of new Mangusta office in Ibiza

Monday, 9 July 2012

This weekend, the Overmarine Group, builders of Mangusta yachts, celebrated the opening of the new officed at Marina Ibiza, run by Michl MarineThe event, held at the new office which is strategically located in the luxurious marina of Ibiza, was well attended All guests had the opportunity to admire the several Mangusta Yachts. Read More

Ocean Alexander announces new superyacht

Friday, 22 June 2012

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announced the completion of all engineering and tooling for the new Ocean Alexander 112’ Tri-Level Motoryacht.  The new 112’ is designed by Evan K. Marshall and engineered by Gregory C. Marshall.  The new 112’ Tri-Level features five staterooms. Read More

45 Metres high doors lifted into place at Nakilat yard in Qatar

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Jewers Doors has recently lifted into place doors that are 45 metres high at the new Nakilat super yacht facility in Qatar. The UK-based company is a world-leader in designing, manufacturing and installing exceptionally large doors for buildings such as aircraft hangars but these are the tallest doors it has built in its 29-year history. Read More

Sanlorenzo opens Sanlorenzo Istanbul

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sanlorenzo opened a new Brand Representative office in Turkey: Sanlorenzo Istanbul. The shipyard expands to South East Europe its sales network, based on a controlled number of Brand Representatives, directly participated and controlled companies by the shipyard located in strategic hubs of the international yachting. Read More

Next generation yachts developed at Intec Marine Shipyard

Friday, 15 June 2012

Intec Marine Shipyard has created a team of professionals to develop and market two models of next generation yachts. The Intec Marine 90 and 140 are extremely energy efficient with hybrid propulsion and designed by Guido de Groot Design from the Netherlands. As well as energy efficiency the yachts have dramatically reduced sound levels. Read More

Oyster Group takes over Landamores Yard

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

After nearly 40 years working with key partner, E C Landamore & Co, on the fit-out of Oyster yachts, Oyster has taken over the Oyster yacht division of the Landamore's business. In a deal which transfers the Oyster production facilities in Norfolk to the Oyster Group, along with the dedicated team of around 70 employees. 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

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

Paszkowski to design new line of superyachts for Baglietto

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Baglietto Shipyard in La Spezia has announced that they have signed a contract with Italian superyacht designer Francesco Paszkowski to create Baglietto’s new styling. The new line of planing and displacement superyachts will be presented at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show. In addition the designer will also work on the three Baglietto projects that the new owners have taken over from the previous ownership. 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

Rodriguez Group publishes results for the 1st Half Year 2011/2012

Friday, 1 June 2012

The half-year financial statements of Rodriguez Group and the related financial reports, as approved by the Supervisory Board on May 25 and certified by the statutory auditors, are available on Rodriguez Group’s website. Read More

Heesen superyacht project California sold

Friday, 25 May 2012

Heesen Yachts has sold Project California (YN 16347), the ninth yacht in the award winning 47m displacement class. This contract has been signed thanks to a successful collaboration with Antoine Larricq of Fraser Yachts, meaning that Heesen’s order book now consists of twelve yachts under construction. Read More

Lürssen staged the seventh Lürssen Rowing Regatta

Friday, 25 May 2012

Lürssen staged the Lürssen Rowing Regatta for the seventh time on 11 May 2012. Now a traditional and highly popular event, it was first held in 2003 for the many crews who spend several months in Bremen or at another of the shipyard’s locations while a newbuild is under construction or a yacht is undergoing a refit or repairs. Read More

Hakvoort unveils new line of 55 metre superyachts

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hakvoort has unveiled a new range of superyachts, the 55 meter semi custom range, designed by Clifford Den. The yacht features an adjustable MTU engine package. The clever design shows an very efficient fuel consumption 15 % lower than other displacement hull designs. For speeds over 17 knots the hull needs to be build out of alumium. Read More

62 Metre Icon superyacht Maidelle on seatrials

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Yesterday, superyacht Maidelle set off on her first seatrial, off the coast of Northern Holland. The 62 metre Maidelle, is the third superyacht built and launched by the shipyard in the North of Holland. She follows superyachts Icon, and Baton Rouge. Managing Director of Icon Yachts, Jen Wartena was onboard during the sea trials. Read More

Omer Malaz buys back the Numarine shipyard

Monday, 21 May 2012

Abraaj Capital has sold their shares in the Turkish luxury-yacht manufacturer Numarine, to Omer Malaz, who founded the company in 2002. For Numarine, Mr Malaz’s decision to come back as sole yard owner in 2012 will enforce business development with a worldwide expansion actions in the most important emerging markets. Read More

Delta sells superyacht project Monarch

Friday, 18 May 2012

Delta Marine, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial) and Rick Obey of Marine Consulting in New York have sold superyacht Project Monarch. Construction of this 151-foot motor yacht began at Northern Marine in Anacortes and was completed at Delta’s yard in Seattle. Monarch was offered at $ 31,900,000 Read More

Superyacht builder Perini Navi adds new sections to website

Friday, 18 May 2012

Italian superyacht builder Perini Navi have added two new sections to their website: 'Captains & Crew Area' and 'Career', created for those who wish to be in direct contact with the extended family formed by Perini Navi and Picchiotti. On top of this, a new version of the website in Russian has been added. Read More

Jongert unveils new Guido de Groot designed superyacht

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Jongert has unveiled the designs for the new Jongert 42MY. The yard often works together with leading designers in the industry. German Frers designed the new line of modern sailing yachts, while Guido de Groot, a well-respected designer for the motoryacht line, helped fill the gap between the 39-metre Lucia M and the 50-metre 500LE.  Read More

Feadship superyacht Drizzle close to delivery

Thursday, 19 April 2012

We just received this beautiful new photo of Feadship Drizzle, taken off the coast of Holland. The 67.27 metre (220’8”) yacht was launched on January 21st,has been created for clients who were inspired by the 2005 Feadship Twizzle (now Issana), of which they were the second owners and had renamed Drizzle. Read More

Simpson Superyachts partners with Blue Coast Yachts

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Asia's superyacht broker Simpson Superyachts has partnered with Cannes-based Blue Coast Yachts to promote the brand in Asia. Blue Coast Yachts is founded by leading designer Jean-Jaques Coste of Coste Design & Partners, an international award winning boutique design firm that has been at the forefront of the catamaran market. Read More

Codecasa unveils new Codecasa 50s for repeat client

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Italian superyacht builder Codecasa is currently building its first 50 metres Open motoryacht, the Codecasa 50s (hull C 120), for a repeat client. The yacht will offer excellent performance. Thanks to her twin KA.ME.WA. mod.80 S III waterjets, and a KA.ME.WA. mod. 71B III central booster, the yacht will be able to reach speeds up to 28 knots. Read More

Gulf Craft sells second Majesty 135 superyacht

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Gulf Craft Inc., today announced the sale of its second Majesty 135 hull. The announcement comes less than four weeks after the largest ever hull construction by Gulf Craft made its international premiere at the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations, held at its Majesty Yachts manufacturing facility in the UAE on March 10. Read More

Lagoon Custom unveils CNB superyacht catamaran designs

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Lagoon Custom, an initiative launched by CNB in April 2011, brings together cruising catamaran specialists Lagoon and the expertise of superyacht specialist CNB. The initiative has led to some superb custom catamaran projects, with world-famous naval architects, such as VPLP, Berret-Racoupeau, Bill Dixon and Philippe Briand. Read More

Moonen sells fourth Moonen 97

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has announced the sale of the fourth yacht in its award-winning range of steel-hulled displacement cruisers. Built by the yard on spec, the Moonen 97 has been snapped up by owners who recognise the yacht's distinctive blend of premium Dutch quality, the latest technologies, exceptional comfort. Read More

Icon Yachts and Erdevicki unveil superyacht project ER175

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Icon Yachts and Erdevicki, Inc. of Vancouver, Canada have teamed up to complete the concept analysis and estimation to offer a complete design and build package for the ER175 to the highest level of quality and specification. The interior design and decor is left intentionally open to be influenced by the prospective client. Read More

Princess Yachts announce new distribution structure in South China

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Following last week's news about the creation of ‘Princess Yachts South East Asia’, Princess Yachts have now announced the formation of a new Distributor in China, trading as 'Princess Yachts Southern China'. The new company formed by a group of long standing and respected industry names and a high level investment group. Read More

Four Amels superyachts to be delivered this spring

Friday, 30 March 2012

Dutch superyacht builder Amels is defying the economic gloom with the busiest workload the company has ever known, with 12 new construction projects and two major refits underway. In just the next few weeks, for example, two Amels 180 and one Amels 212 will be delivered, in addition to two extensive refits of existing Amels yachts. Read More

Superyacht Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid unveiled

Friday, 30 March 2012

Following to the huge success of superyacht Prima at the Monaco Yacht Show, Palumbo signed a contract for the construction of a 40 metre yacht, the Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid. The Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid is an innovative concept that combines new lines and high technology with respect for the marine environment. Read More

Ferretti Group to use Thailand as South-East Asian growth hub

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Ferretti Group is exhibiting two of its premiere yachts at the Phuket International Boat Show 2012, in order to further build its long established Asia Pacific presence. Ferretti Group, together with its local dealer Lee Marine, will exhibit at the Royal Phuket Marina the Ferretti 720 and the Pershing 92’ as Asia Pacific premieres. Read More

Princess Yachts goes South East Asia

Thursday, 29 March 2012

British yacht builder Princess Yachts International plc have announced the creation of ‘Princess Yachts South East Asia’, incorporating a new partnership led by Princess Yachts Thailand, part of the Phuket Boat Lagoon Group of companies. Princess Yachts South East Asia will amalgamate Boat Lagoon Yachting. Read More

Gamma Yachts unveils the Gamma 24 Mediterranean in China

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Italian based Gamma Yachts launches it's latest model at the Hainan Rendez Vous April 5th-8th. The Gamma 24 Mediterranean is the bigger sister of the trendsetting Gamma 20. All Gamma's are designed and engineered by Dutch Naval Architect Vripack. Guido Bonandrini of Gamma Yachts is thrilled with this new semi-custom yacht. Read More

Bilgin Yachts unveils 52 metre Tony Castro designed superyacht

Monday, 26 March 2012

Bilgin Yachts has unveiled a new Tony Castro designed superyacht project. The 52 metre Voyager is an expedition style superyacht, designed to carry 12 guests in 6 large cabins. There are four guest cabins on the lower deck, a VIP cabin on the main deck, and an owner's suite on the forward upper deck. Her aft deck will feature an infinity swimming pool. Read More

Phuket’s Lee Marine new agents for Cantiere delle Marche superyachts

Monday, 26 March 2012

Phuket’s Lee Marine has announced it has been appointed the exclusive agent in China, South-East Asia and Australia for prestigious Italian ship builder Cantiere delle Marche [CdM], maker of customized, steel hulled expedition “niche” megayachts. Lee Marine will be agents for the new concept Darwin and Nauta Air range. Read More

Oceanco project Y707 now named Nirvana

Friday, 23 March 2012

On a cold January morning, Oceanco launched hull Y707, at the shipyard in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. SuperYachtTimes.com's editor Maarten drove to the shipyard at the crack of dawn, to see the roll out operation. Yesterday the name of project Y707 was revealed; Nirvana. Nirvana measures 88.5 metres. Read More

Seatrial photos of 87 metre superyacht Ace

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

On the 9th January 2012 Lürssen launched Ace (project Rocky) and she has just gone on sea trials on 13th and 14th March. Her delivery is scheduled for late spring 2012. Andrew Winch, responsible for the exterior as well the interior design, gave the yacht a very unusual profile which will turn many heads. Read More

Burger and Seaton Yachts develop new expedition yacht

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Seaton Yachts from Newport, RI, USA has announced plans to develop and market with Burger Boat Company the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three. Seaton has chosen Burger to build the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three to ICE CLASS 1D standards at Burger’s shipyard in Manitowoc, WI, USA. The yacht is designed for unlimited ocean serviceRead More

Christensen Shipyards signs contract for 43m superyacht

Monday, 19 March 2012

Christensen Shipyards has announced the signing of a contract for the first Custom 43M Series project. This sale to American buyers was brokered by Tom George of Tom George Yacht Group, making him the only broker to sell two new construction yachts at Christensen, the first being M/Y Mystic. Read More

Gulf Craft unveils the Majesty 105 in Dubai

Monday, 19 March 2012

Gulf Craft Inc., the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats in the Middle East and Asia, unveiled a brand new superyacht concept from its Majesty Yachts range – the Majesty 105 – at last week's Dubai International Boat Show 2012. The Majesty 105 is the latest in a series of revolutionary concepts created by Gulf Craft. Read More

Chairman of Oceanco receives World of Yachts recognition award

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Dr Mohammed Al Barwani, Chairman of Oceanco, received the World of Yachts recognition award. “It is an honor to be recognized by leaders from the Middle Eastern Maritime Industry. In only 25 years Oceanco has established its name within the superyacht industry as the premier builder of 80-90m super yachts.” said Dr. Al Barwani. Read More

Spirit Yachts to build a new J-Class yacht

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Spirit Yachts Ltd has announced an historic collaboration with Sparkman & Stephens Inc to build a new J-Class yacht. This iconic new ‘J’ will be named Cheveyo (pronounced shu-Vay-o), a native American word meaning “spirit warrior.” Registered in the United States, the yacht will carry sail number J1. Read More

RMK Marine unveils 56 metre superyacht design

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Following on from the significant interest generated from the success of the Nazenin V, the 52 metre sailing ketch built at RMK Marine and designed by Sparkman & Stephens, further developments of the design have been announced by the yard. RMK Marine is now working on a 56 metre design based on the 52 metre. 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

New launching bay and travel lift for Gulf Craft

Monday, 5 March 2012

Gulf Craft has just completed its second launching bay with the ability to launch vessels up to 50 m in overall length at its Majesty Yachts shipyard in the United Arab Emirates. The addition of the second bay alongside its existing one now enables the yard to handle larger vessels and has increased its capacity for mobility. Read More

Robert E. Derecktor Inc. files for bankruptcy, Derecktor Florida is unaffected

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Robert E. Derecktor Inc., located in Mamaroneck, NY, announced today that it is seeking protection under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization laws. A protracted legal battle with the State of Alaska regarding vendor-related issues unconnected to the yard's workmanship on a project completed in 2005, together with the depressed economy, has put a significant strain on the company's finances. Read More

Horizon will showcase two megayachts at the Hainan Rendezvous

Monday, 27 February 2012

Horizon has announced their participation in the Hainan Rendezvous, held from April 5th – 8th, 2012, where they will showcase three luxury yachts: the RP120 Muses, CC110 Lady Gaga, and a new E54. According to the rendezvous organizer, Muses and Lady Gaga are among the top five largest megayachts attending. Read More

Benetti announces 90 metre contract in Miami

Monday, 27 February 2012

At the Miami Yacht Show last week, Benetti announced a new contact for a new 90 metre superyacht. Details are still unknown, but the yacht will be the largest yacht delivered by the Italian yard since the delivery in 1980 of the Bannenberg designed 86 metre superyacht Nabila (now Kingdom 5KR).  Read More

Carbon Ocean Yachts join Front Street Shipyard

Friday, 24 February 2012

Front Street Shipyard welcomes Carbon Ocean Yachts to its Belfast, Maine, facility. Carbon Ocean Yachts of Bristol, Rhode Island, is relocating its operations to Front Street Shipyard's extensive new facility on the waterfront of Penobscot Bay. The two builders will work together on the construction of lightweight, performance yachts. Read More

Heesen's Team Synergy wìnd third place at the RC44 Puerto Calero Cup

Friday, 24 February 2012

Heesen Yachts has announced that Team Synergy won third place in the match races at the RC44 – Puerto Calero Cup, held in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) from February 8 to 12. Fourteen teams returned to Puerto Calero to start the 2012 RC44 Championship Tour, three months after the final of the RC44 World Championships. Read More

Cantiere delle Marche signs exclusive after sales service contract

Friday, 24 February 2012

Cantiere delle Marche, builders of steel and aluminium displacement superyachts, has announced they have signed a partnership agreement with Sailornet, for the after sales services exclusively dedicated to Cantiere delle Marche yachts owners. From the companies start-up, the Ancona-based shipyard signed dealership’s agreements. Read More

Feadship superyacht Helix on Asian tour

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Feadship is taking a brand-new superyacht to Asia for the first time this spring. A dedicated tour by the 45-metre Helix will take in Hong Kong in March and the Hainan Rendezvous in early April before heading off to the Singapore boat show at the end of the month. Feadship has a history that goes back to 1849. Read More

Hatteras Yachts unveils the 95 Raised Pilothouse

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Hatteras Yachts has announced plans to unveil its new 95 Raised Pilothouse in the summer of 2013. This new model brings styling cues from her classic lineage into the 21st century, and is designed to set the standard for Hatteras' next generation of motor yachts. This new flagship will be offered as a heavily contented, turnkey package. Read More

Gulf Craft launches the Majesty 135 superyacht

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Gulf Craft recently launched its first hull of the highly anticipated Majesty 135 design. With 3 decks and more than 41 metres in overall length, it is Gulf Craft’s largest Majesty Yacht ever built, further solidifying the company’s position as a major player in the global superyacht market. Built to order, the vessel is semi-customized. 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

The Rodriguez Group joins forces with the Cerri Gruppo Baglietto

Friday, 17 February 2012

In line with other business agreements signed since the arrival of Eric de Saintdo as chairman, the French Rodriguez Group is pursuing its development strategy and announces a partnership with the Cerri – Gruppo Baglietto shipyards, recently acquired by SIAS, Italy’s second largest highway maintenance and management group. Read More

Vismara unveils the M90 superyacht

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Vismara has unveiled a new and exciting project, that is being developed in close colaboration with a client. The M90 is designed for a combination of maximum performance to allow for fast trips, good stability for more comfort, and the range of a displacement explorer vessel. The yacht will peek at around 35 knots for quick trips. Read More

Rodriguez Group closes the 1st quarter of its 2011/2012 financial year

Thursday, 16 February 2012

On December 31, 2011, the Rodriguez Group closed the 1st quarter of its 2011/2012 financial year. 1st quarter consolidated sales,concerning the period from October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, were € 13.9 million € 9.7 million from Yacht Sales and € 4.2 million generated by Sales of Services, including transactions carried out by the Camper & Nicholsons Group.

Two semi-custom explorer Bering yachts by Sabdes Design

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The latest Sabdes designs are purposeful 18 and 24 metre semi-custom Explorer Motoryachts produced for Bering Yachts of the USA. They have serious capabilities and are inherently economic with either conventional or hybrid propulsion. The designs are the third and fourth collaboration projects in the series of 15-24 metre Bering Yachts. Read More

Viareggio SuperYachts launches Chinese website

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Viareggio SuperYachts' new website in Chinese marks a definite move towards the Oriental market. This will enable the yard's values and philosophy to be appreciated all over China, with its emerging market potential. Visitors can take a virtual stroll around the yard and see VSY’s latest projects in various stages of construction. Read More

Christensen Shipyards refits superyacht First Draw

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Christensen Shipyards has recently completed a total refit of a member of their fleet. M/Y First Draw, first built in 1995 as M/Y Cacique, has been updated to both the technical and styling standards of 2012. Everything from two new Caterpillar engines, to the floors to overhead panels has been retouched to make First Draw a first-class yacht. Read More

Premiere of Sanlorenzo SL94 at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The award-winning Sanlorenzo SL94 will have an official Americas Premiere at the upcoming 2012 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS), from February 16 th - 20 th. Sanlorenzo has a renowned reputation of offering an unrivalled level of customization. The overall design concept for the new SL94 on display at MIBS, was one of “livable luxury”. Read More

CMN unveils details about superyacht concept Project One

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

CMN has unveiled more details about the futuristic look of Project One, which was first presented in preview at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Yacht Show. Created by CMN in-house design team, the new concept boasts an interior space normally found on much larger yachts. The impressive vertical bow ending on the long foredeck creates a slender profile. Read More

Overmarine sets up dealership for India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Monday, 6 February 2012

After the agreements in strategic markets like United States, Brazil, Balearic Islands, France, Russia and Turkey, Overmarine Group now goes East, and signed an agreement with Scud Marine for India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Scud Marine represents some of the world's finest luxury yachts manufacturers. 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

Horizon V74 and CC105 Explorer yachts shipped to Florida

Friday, 3 February 2012

Horizon Group recently loaded the new CC105 Explorer and V74 on a transportation ship en-route to the Florida East Coast, where the yachts will be on display at the Palm Beach Boat show March 22nd - 25th, 2012. Both yachts are inventory for Horizon Yachts Inc, the U.S. East Coast sales and service office. Read More

Hakvoort Shipyards opens new slipway

Monday, 30 January 2012

The Hakvoort shipyard in Holland has opened a new slipway earlier this month. The new slipway allows the yard to build superyachts of 58 x 10.60 metres. The yard already raised the roof of its main construction shed by two metres in 2009 to build four-deck vessels. The slipway allows Hakvoort to build superyachts of 58 x 10.60 metres. Read More

Overmarine sets up Balearic headquarters at Marina Ibiza

Friday, 27 January 2012

Mangusta has chosen Marina Ibiza as the site of its Balearic headquarters, to be run by Michl Marine. The Overmarine Group, builders of Mangusta yachts, have selected Marina Ibiza as the ideal location for presenting and displaying their boats. Marina Ibiza, Overmarine and Michl Marine are currently at the Boot Dusseldorf show. Read More

Sunreef starts rebuilding after fire at the yard last week

Monday, 23 January 2012

After a fire in one of the production halls at the Sunreef Yachts shipyard in the evening on 19 January 2012, the company has already started rebuilding lost units. Some yachts under construction have been destroyed but the key moulds have been saved which together with the determination and increased commitment of all the workers will help minimise delays in the construction process. Read More

Trinity Yachts looks back on successful 2011

Friday, 20 January 2012

In a global economic climate which might merely be described as awkwardly viable, Trinity Yachts continues to set a remarkable pace in custom superyachts launched and delivered in 2011 with great expectations for launches and deliveries in 2012. "In the first half 2012, Trinity will deliver a total of eight vessels" says John Dane. Read More

Shandong Heavy Industry Group takes over Ferretti Group

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Ferretti Group was sold to the state-owned Shandong Heavy Industry Group - Weichai Group. Through a total investment of 374 million euros, including equity investment of 178 million euros and provision of debt financing of 196 million euros, SHIG-Weichai Group will acquire a 75% interest in the yacht maker after the completion of the debt restructuring procedures. Read More

Vicem Yachts appoints new USA Sales director

Monday, 9 January 2012

Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and mega yachts, is bolstering its executive US team by naming a high-calibre professional key figure from the US yachting industry. Dave Mallach will now serve as the new Vicem Yachts USA Director of Sales. Vicem employs four hundred staff in three Turkish facilities. Read More 

Oceanco launches new website

Monday, 2 January 2012

To mark the start of its 25th Anniversary year, Oceanco has announced the launch of their new website. The next best thing to visiting Oceanco is browsing its just released new website. The viewer can now access and search detailed information with full screen images as well as high definition videos. Read More

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