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Year-end sales success for J-Craft

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

J Craft has enjoyed strong sales throughout 2010 despite the tough economic climate. The last quarter has proved to be particularly successful, with multiple sales of its Torpedo models on the run up to the festive break. The Monaco Yacht Show marked the end of a successful summer season for J Craft. Read More

Wajer & Wajer present the new Wajer Osprey 34

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Wajer & Wajer has started construction on the brand-new design for the Osprey 34. While a family connection with the award winning Wajer Osprey 37 is easily recognisable in its design, the 34 comes in a nimbler format, with lots of improvements in terms of manoeuvrability, ease of operation, lower cost of ownership and comfort. Read More

Dometic Marine confirmed as approved supplier to Sunseeker International

Monday, 13 December 2010

Sunseeker International has recently awarded Dometic Marine 'Approved Supplier' status in recognition of many years of providing exceptional support and service to its customers. Dometic supplies a comprehensive range of products from prestige brands to Sunseeker's motorboats and yachts, including HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning), sanitation and galley equipment. Read More

Sarment appoints director to spearhead its yacht service

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sarment has appointed Clément Pelletier as Director of Sarment Yachts, the company’s specialised wine management service tailored to the requirements and challenges of large yacht ownership. Sarment Yachts provides yacht owners with unparalleled fine wine expertise. Read More

GOST goes Down Under with launch of GOST Australia

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST - formerly Paradox Marine) has launched GOST Australia to distribute its marine security and vessel tracking systems in Australia. GOST Australia will be headed by Blake Cooper, Managing Director of Queensland-based Atlantis Security. Read More

Semi-automatic superlight pantograph door by Opacmare

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Innovation and research are at the base of this new product presented by Opacmare for the 2010-2011 season: a semi-automatic superlight pantograph door, both innovative in use and concept of materials – a vacuum composite – as well as for the simplicity in its mechanisms, developed for a well-known boatyard that wasted no time in understanding its potential. Read More

The ultimate superyacht toy, the SmartSub four.2

Monday, 29 November 2010

The SmartSub four.2 is an innovative development: A two persons submersible which complies to all rules and guidelines in accordance to Class Societies.The craft designed and produced by DMS-unit is used by professional bodies and is now also available as a superyacht toy on board superyachts or on their support vessels. Read More

e3 Systems signs partnership agreement with Modern Security solutions

Friday, 26 November 2010

Last week at the METS, e3 Systems announced the signing of a new partnership with Modern Security Solutions Ltd. Modern Security Solutions specialises in remote monitoring and control systems operating via satellite, cellular or wireless networks. Read More

Esthec changes decks from ordinary to extraordinary

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

During the Design Symposium on Monday October 26, numerous yacht owners, designers and representatives of leading shipyards have witnessed the exclusive freedom in design and colour that Esthec offers. Using the exact same type of yacht, designer and architect Christina Norris Yachts showed 3 personalized Esthec designs. Read More

Turnstyle Designs launched new website

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Turnstyle Designs launched a dedicated website to service the marine industry and in particular the Super Yacht sector. also has a list of the many prestigious projects that the company has supplied parts for, support for crew with fitting instructions and product care. Read More

Commercialised Military Radar for superyachts by Alphatron and Terma

Monday, 22 November 2010

Last week at the METS exhibition Alphatron Marine announced their cooperation with Terma of Lystrup in Denmark, specialists in advanced radar systems for coastal surveillance, naval surveillance, vessel traffic surveillance, perimeter surveillance, and surface movement surveillance at airports. Read More

Lantic Entertainment Systems appoints distributors in France and Turkey

Friday, 19 November 2010

Lantic Entertainment Systems has appointed MAP Marine as its sales and service partner in France. Based in Marseille, MAP Marine is an experienced supplier and installer of electronics of all kinds and represents a large number of leading brands in the navigation, communications, systems monitoring and entertainment sectors. Read More

Beekmans introduces LED lighting in windshields

Friday, 19 November 2010

Dutch stainless steel specialist Beekmans RVS has long been renowned for creating superior quality windshields for superyachts. Now the company has added another possible dimension to the premium stainless structure and curved glass: The installation of LED lighting in the windshield stanchions. Read More

METS 2010: Unique carbon and wood mast from Formula Marine

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Dutch mast builder, Formula Marine, a specialist in the design and engineering of masts in advanced carbon as well as building more traditional spars for yachts up to 80 metres, showed an exceptional development of its carbon technology and wood lamination at METS 2010. Read More

METS 2010: Lumotics Marine set to revolutionise superyacht lighting

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

UK based lighting control specialist, Lumotics Marine, has developed 'Mood Magic', the world's first integrated lighting controller for superyachts. Making its world launch at METS 2010, this unique lighting control unit has been specifically designed to manage a mixed system of Halogen and the latest colour-changing LED lighting. Read More

METS 2010: Dometic Marine expands safe range to include luxury safes

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Dometic Marine extends its popular proSafe range at this year's METS with the launch of the proSafe MD361 P. Specifically designed to complement the luxury interior of 30 metre+ yachts, the proSafe MD361 P provides a stylish and practical solution for yacht owners, clients and guests to secure high value personal items. Read More

METS 2010: Formula Marine announces first Chinese contract

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Working with its first Chinese contract for a 52m yacht, Formula Marine has announced that it will supply a full sailing systems control package of rig and deck gear including winches, tracks, standing and running rigging together with the systems power pack. Read More

METS 2010: Awlgrip Introduces Controlled Fusion to Europe

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Awlgrip has announced its latest technical breakthrough, Controlled Fusion (CF). CF technology is a unique chemical system that allows extended re-coat times, removes the need for sanding prior to applying the next coat and also gives excellent substrate adhesion. Read More

Bespoke exhaust system by MarQuip on Danish Yachts' Project 116

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Soon to launch in Denmark for initial sea trials is Project 116, the Espen Oeino 50 knot jet-driven superyacht. MarQuip has a team of design and engineering specialists in exhaust systems and their in- house design engineers have worked closely with the technicians at Danish Yachts to ensure compatibility and optimum performance. Read More

New Fastmount products at the METS

Friday, 12 November 2010

Fastmount™, designer and manufacturer of award-winning panel mounting systems, known for innovative thinking with practical solutions launches the new Autofit female Clip (PC-AF1) – METS Show, booth 02.226. Initial feedback has been so positive; the product release has been brought forward to showcase at METS. Read More

Nauticomp display selected by Westport Yachts

Thursday, 11 November 2010

C A Clase, European distributor for the Nauticomp range of navigation and information displays, has announced that Westport Yachts has listed Nauticomp as a standard fit for its future range of pilot house and tri deck superyachts. Nauticomp's Glass Bridge Display offers the industry's largest display in the smallest chassis. Read More

Glasshape reports DuraShield Marine sales increase of 42% to date

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Glasshape Limited, manufacturer of DuraShield Superyacht and Marine Glass, reported that 2010 sales to date are up 42 percent compared to last year – 35 percent higher than the initial forecast which was set 40 percent above 2009 sales. DuraShield Marine is a high-performance, thoroughly tested superyacht and marine glass. Read More

Wesmar Europe's presensce at METS 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

The company Wesmar Europe will be present at METS Marine Equipment Trade Show, held from November 16 to 18th in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is an opportunity to discover the full range of products that Wesmar has to offer, including the brand new system for stabilizing your vessel active as well as at anchor, DSP4800, and the full range of bow and stern thrusters. Read More

SP-High Modulus to exhibit latest product portfolio and engineering capability at METS

Monday, 8 November 2010

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, will be exhibiting at the forthcoming marine trade exhibition METS, on stand 11.439. The event, the world’s biggest marine equipment show, will take place at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th November 2010. Read More

Beekmans RVS introduces new retractable awning

Friday, 5 November 2010

Beekmans RVS B.V. will introduce its new designed retractable awning at the METS Trade Show in Amsterdam. Since several years, Beekmans is renowned for its state of the art retractable awnings for yachts over 50 metres. Now the company has introduced a system which can be installed into smaller vessels as well. Read More

New maritime distribution partner for WhisperPower in Italy

Thursday, 4 November 2010

WhisperPower has appointed Uflex as their distribution partner for Italy. Uflex is a distributor for a wide range of marine equipment like Mermaid air conditioners, Insta Trim trim traps, Marinco shore power products, BEP circuit breaker panels, Victron battery chargers and inverters, converters and a lot more. Read More

Weight savings in Ocean Safety's Performance Range

Monday, 1 November 2010

The latest addition to the performance Ocean UltraLite range of ISO 9650 liferafts is the even lighter valise version. The capacity of the raft ranges from 6 to 12 persons, allowing one liferaft for a complete crew, or alternatively two smaller valise packed rafts stowed either side. Read More

Alewijnse launches major initiative

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Electrical system integrator Alewijnse is launching a major initiative that will see it working with superyacht yards around the world to lower their production costs without any loss of build quality. The initiative will be headed by Kees van Doorn in his new role of Business Development Manager Yachts. Read More

Palladium supplies monitoring, control and alarm systems for Big Zip and Mi Sueno

Friday, 22 October 2010

Palladium Technologies has supplied its SiMON integrated monitoring, control and alarm solutions for two of Trinity’s latest megayachts, M/Y Mi Sueno (hull number 45) and M/Y Big Zip (hull number 48). M/Y Mi Sueno is a 190-foot (57.9-meter) tri-deck motoryacht with interior design by Patrick Knowles. Read More

Stidd Seats at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Along the in-water docks at the 2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Bahia Mar, October 28-November 1), STIDD seats can be seen installed aboard new yachts by leading builders Citadel, Northcoast, Christensen, Rayburn, Burger and Trinity - and many more. Read More

Launch of the SportRunner 25 by Kazulin Boats

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Canadian boat design and manufacturing company Kazulin Boats has officially launched their new line, the SportRunner 25. This all fiberglass runabout, which is offered at various design levels, is an evolution of their acclaimed mahogany deck Adriatic. Tony Kazulin, president and head designer, is excited about launching the new line. Read More

WhisperPower to supply green systems for J-Class yachts

Friday, 15 October 2010

Dutch power systems specialist WhisperPower has obtained two orders for the supply of the entire hybrid power and propulsion systems for two J-class yachts which are currently under construction in the Netherlands. The systems will be delivered mid 2011 to the 39.5 meter long SY ‘Rainbow’ and the recently ordered SY ‘Yankee’. Read More

Bremont presents Marine Clock

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Inspired by John Harrison's original Ships Chronometer Bremont is building a marine clock as a tribute to this great man. The clock will be made in England and has been designed in house with some unique features not normally found in clocks which include; three time zones, 30 day power reserve, date, 90 day chronograph. Read More

Dutch-built personal submarines to retail in Florida

Monday, 11 October 2010

Brownies Yacht Diver (FL, USA) and U-Boat Worx are teaming up to bring private subs to the United States. Private ownership of submersibles has increased considerably over the last few years and is particularly popular in the United States. Both companies hope to establish a full-service submersible sales and support center. Read More

Alewijnse Marine Systems introduces telecommunications package for superyachts

Friday, 8 October 2010

The AirTime Contract Service from Alewijnse introduces a comprehensive Pay TV, Internet and telephony services package for superyachts that is sourced from a single supplier and requires just a single monthly payment. The service reduces administration and gives a single point of contact for enquiries and service. Read More

Trend Marine Glazing expands into superyacht, supersize glazing solutions

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

As yachts get bigger and yacht designers and their clients demand more flexibility in the exterior design and styling resulting in larger windows, windscreens, doors and port lights, Trend glazing solutions has ensured they are ahead of the curve, adding to the extensive range of marine glazing products and precision manufacturing expertise. Read More

Lantic Premium system on board superyacht Bel Abri

Friday, 1 October 2010

The latest Limited Editions Amels 171, Bel Abri has been launched with a Lantic Premium system on board. The Lantic Premium system is for the largest luxury yachts; those with more than seven individual zones. Lantic has a long‐standing relationship with Amels and its systems can be found on a number of it's yachts. Read More

J Craft Boats sells boat at the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

J Craft had sold its first boat at the 2010 Monaco yacht show within 24 hours of the event opening. The brand new, fully specified Torpedo is destined for the USA. Production will begin shortly at the Swedish firms manufacturing facility on the island of Gotland. The boat will be delivered to its new owner early in 2011. Read More

The glass elevator for Dunya’s Red Square by Lift Emotion

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

At the beginning of 2010 Lift Emotion received a request to deliver a glass elevator for Dunya’s 72 metre superyacht Red Square. In January 2010 the team of Lift Emotion met with the project manager of Dunya Yachts to discuss the technical specifications and limitations of the special square glass elevator. Read More

Penguin Refrigeration launches new custom refrigeration website

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Penguin Refrigeration, suppliers of marine refrigeration, has just launched a new updated website to better represent and support the custom refrigeration products the company now offers for superyachts globally. Over the past three years Penguin has transformed its custom refrigeration business. Read More

e3 to launch “eCell@Sea powered by MCP” at the Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 13 September 2010

e3 Systems (e3s) and Maritime Communications Partners AS (MCP) are delighted to announce the launch of their new system called “eCell@Sea powered by MCP” that allows anyone on board a yacht to make and receive calls using their own cell phones, send and receive text messages and use GPRS data when over the horizon. Read More

YCO launches iPad app

Friday, 10 September 2010

YCO today announces the launch of beta testing for its revolutionary new superyacht brokerage application specifically designed for use on the iPad and iPhone. YCO, which also recently introduced YCO LIVE and YCO VISA to its management and charter programs, continues to strive to improve efficiency at all levels of superyacht management and brokerage. Read More

Kos Picture Source announces the publication of Blue Bird - Seven Decades at Sea

Monday, 6 September 2010

In 1938, Sir Malcolm Campbell, the greatest speed ace of the 1930s and one of the outstanding characters of the period, commissioned the 100-ft ocean-going motor yacht Blue Bird to go digging for buried treasure in the Pacific. The history of the yacht is now documented in a lovely new book;  Blue Bird - Seven Decades at Sea. Read More

CMC Marine presents new electric fin stabilizer

Thursday, 2 September 2010

CMC Marine will, in addition to presenting the complete range of their products, also exhibit the Stabilis Electra 16BR, the new model of electric actuator fin stabilizer. The 16BR will be presented at the Genoa Boat Show, and joins the 18BR model, presented last year and already installed on several vessels built by leading Italian yards. Read More

Smuggler Tenders making global waves

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A New Zealand boat builder is making waves on the global super yacht tender market with their range of RIBs, fast gaining an international reputation as being the tender to have amongst super yacht owners. Based in Auckland, Smuggler Marine manufactures an extensive range of their Strata tender RIB’s from 4.3m to 11m in length. Read More

SP-High Modulus at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show in the Darse Sud Tent, stand QS70, from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th September 2010, at Port Hercules, Monaco. Read More

Hatteland Display reaches agreement with Emerson Process Management

Friday, 13 August 2010

Emerson Process Management has chosen Hatteland Display to provide type-approved computers and displays for their DeltaV digital automation system. Emerson maintains a list of approved products for Delta V installations through their Alliance Program, which is managed in Austin Texas. Read More

3D yacht visualizations by PlusAnimations

Friday, 13 August 2010

For PlusAnimations this year is about creating awareness in the yachting industry for the value of 3D visualizations. Presenting a new design should be spectacular, convincing and realistic. For the yard and the architect this is a great marketing tool. The use of renderings is quite common, though there are vast differences in quality. Read More

New antenna technology for superyachts

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Yacht Technologies division of SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, announces a new groundbreaking technology for the superyacht market – Integrated Antenna Solutions. This is a process that seamlessly integrates antennas into the physical fabric of the vessel, partially or completely removed from sight. Read More

Harris, Grant Associates launch iPad based MiDox

Monday, 2 August 2010

Harris, Grant Associates have announced the launch of their latest iPad development: MiDox. MiDox provides engineering crew with an interactive, detailed and pictorial library of the boat wide system documentation including as built drawings, engineering manuals and photographs of equipment locations. Read More

Van Berge Henegouwen installs first iPad on superyacht

Friday, 30 July 2010

Recently, Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties has successfully equipped 12 areas with iPads on an 85m superyacht. This confirms Van Berge Henegouwen’s mission to add comfort and luxury to the yachting experience, by giving superyacht owners control of their onboard high-tech systems through the integration of the iPad. Read More

Alewijnse Marine Systems appoints commercial manager for Lantic

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Alewijnse Marine Systems, has announced the appointment of Jacco van der Stelt as its new commercial manager for Lantic Entertainment Systems. Based at the company’s premises in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Van der Stelt will be responsible for representing the Lantic brand to Alewijnse customers in the luxury yachting sector. Read More

Limo Tender for Heesen 5500 designed by Vripack

Monday, 26 July 2010

The inspiration for the design of this Limo Tender 25’ is completely based on the mother ship the Heesen’s 5500 Semi Displacement designed by Frank Laupman. For the Design of the Limo Tender Vripack used many essential features so she is identical in a lot of ways but only one-ninth the size of her accomplice. Read More

First global handheld satellite phone from Inmarsat

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Global Telesat Communications has announced that the first global handheld satellite phone from Inmarsat is now available. The IsatPhone Pro will perform anywhere in the world, with the exception of the Poles, supported by Inmarsat’s global network coverage. Read More

Awlgrip opens dedicated new facility in Newcastle

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Awlgrip has recently opened it's newest Awlmix colour matching and production facility, relocating from its former offices in Felling, Newcastle, UK to new premises within the Felling site. As with all Awlmix facilities, the new UK division provides custom colours for Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 product ranges. Read More

Luxurious design and craftsmanship from Glyn Peter Machin

Monday, 19 July 2010

Glyn Peter Machin (the renowned high end designers and makers of luxurious exterior and interior) products for superyachts are now offering a series on special finishes for on their furniture designs. Among the finishes is a specially developed exterior black or dark brown stain which beautifully enhances the grain details of each piece. Read More

SuperYacht GLOBAL iPhone App for captains, senior crew and management

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Superyacht GLOBAL is an affiliation between selected companies creating a network of professional and reliable service providers to offer vessels shore side support in key locations throughout Europe and Asia. SYG has currently 22 members in Europe and Asia and is growing continuously with plans to expand to the Americas and the Pacific. Read More

OceanView now lighting up New Zealand waters

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

VEI Marine Display Systems and OceanView Night-Vision cameras are now available in New Zealand through marine electronics distributor Electronic Navigation Limited (ENL). American marine electronics company VEI, produce a wide range of marine display screens, marine computers and night-vision/thermal camera systems – OceanView. Read More

Awlgrip announces topcoat revision

Monday, 12 July 2010

Awlgrip has today announced a revision to its renowned Awlgrip topcoat. This latest revision yet again achieves the continual goal of Awlgrip to always provide customers with the best whilst accommodating regulatory requirements without compromising results. Read More

A & E Yacht Services introduces IMR 1.0 paint system

Monday, 5 July 2010

A & E Yacht Services has presented to its robotic system IMR 1.0 (patented) that has a significantly shorter, reproducible and safer production cycle on the filler modelling and sanding. What is unique to the robot is the ability to be used in almost any shipyard due to its mobility. Read More

Future Fibres and Persico announce new high-tech carbon mast venture

Friday, 2 July 2010

Composite rigging specialist Future Fibres has teamed up with mould specialist Persico Spa to design and build carbon masts for high-end customers in the grand prix race and superyacht markets. The new venture, Future Spars, opens its doors for business this July in a new factory next door to Future Fibres’ rigging facility in Valencia. Read More

Global Satellite USA moves into new office

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Global Satellite USA, Fort Lauderdale's satellite solutions provider, has purchased a new office, stretching over 5,000 square feet, located at 1901 South Andrews Avenue, right next to the Maritime Professional Training office. Global Satellite renovated the offices and is now proud to have the largest showroom for satellite communications in South Florida. Read More

Electronic Navigation Limited sign global partnership agreement with e3 Systems

Friday, 25 June 2010

Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL), has signed a partnership agreement with e3 Systems based in Spain. The partnership agreement signed between Roger Horner, the Group Managing Director of E3 Systems and Gareth Hodson, Director of ENL, means that ENL will specify, install, commission, support and supply the market leading, specialist electronic products and services from e3 here in New Zealand. Read More

New Trinity yachts feature TRAC flushing points

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Big Zip, Imagine and Mi Sueno are the most recent launches from Trinity Yachts to be equipped with Flushing Points from Trac Ecological Marine Products. Flushing Points are isolating valves that allow the quick and easy internal cleaning of sea water-cooled systems and piping at a fraction of the cost of mechanical cleaning methods. Read More

Alewijnse Marine Systems signs new contract for 85.5 metre Oceanco

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Alewijnse Marine Systems has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of the complete electrical outfitting on board a stunning and innovative new 85.5m (280ft) motoryacht. The vessel has been styled by Igor Lobanov and is currently in build at Oceanco’s facility at Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. Read More

MTN and partners provide global vsat to superyacht Eclipse

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), global service provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world, with its partners Jetstream and e3 Systems, announced today after successful sea trials that it is the chosen VSAT services provider for Eclipse, the world’s largest yacht. Read More

Auction of the RAL 5015

Friday, 18 June 2010

The RAL 5015 can best be described as a monochrome nautical sculpture. Designed by artist Xavier Veilhan, completed this year in collaboration with the prestigious Frauscher shipyard – it combines art and technical prowess in an amazing boat that was unveiled for the first time at the Hôtel Marcel-Dassault in Paris the 27th of May 2010. Read More

Stidd seat at helm of superyacht award winner

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Stidd Admiral Low Back Luxury Slimline seating from leading ergonomic marine seating manufacturer Stidd Systems graces the helm of Sycara IV, a 151-foot (46 meter) 2010 Burger fantail motor yacht, winner of the Judges Special Award at the 2010 World Superyachts Awards gala in London last month. Read More 

X-Craft presents the 8.0 & 9.0 superyacht tenders

Friday, 11 June 2010

X-Craft is a company that symbolizes passion for boatbuilding and excellence. With this passion, comes a commitment to deliver the best in luxury and performance RIB’s. X-Craft believes that a RIB should always be able to withstand the roughest of conditions in comfort, without making any concessions to its performance capabilities. Read More

Lantic Entertainment appoints distributors in Mallorca and the UAE

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Lantic Entertainment Systems has appointed distributors in Mallorca and the UAE.  Based in Palma de Mallorca, Maritime Network Systems SL will supply and service yards and yachts with Lantic systems in the western Med. Lambdamarine Ltd in Sharjah will supply the same level of service to builders and operators in the Persian Gulf and surrounding area. Read More

3DYachts launches new website to showcase 3d work

Monday, 7 June 2010

You walk through the immaculately appointed cabins and saloons of a new super yacht. Stepping out on to the upper deck and into the early morning sun you watch as the glimmering white hull slices through an azure sea. But you are not there, and neither is the yacht – it exists only in the virtual world created by 3Dyachts. Read More

Livewire Connections Limited unveils its summer offerings

Monday, 7 June 2010

Livewire Connections Limited has unveiled its summer offerings. Summer is just around the corner, yachts are preparing for the season ahead, and attention now turns to budgets and how to get the most from them. Livewire Connections supports customers in the management of their budgets by helping them reduce their costs through visibility and control with their summer offerings 2010. Read More

e3 announces partnership with Da Gama Ltd

Monday, 7 June 2010

Da Gama Limited and e3 Systems continue their individual expansions within the yachting and commercial marine sectors, with the announcement of an exciting new partnership to bring a fresh approach to the provision of navigation services and management. Read More

Awlgrip reveals new special effect topcoat, Awlcraft SE

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Following the recent completion of an exciting product development programme, Awlgrip has introduced a range of special effect finishes to the yacht market with the revolutionary Awlcraft SE – encompassing fast-drying metallics, pearls and effect coatings with excellent opacity. The latest addition to the world renowned Awlgrip topcoat range, Awlcraft SE was recently launched in Europe and will be introduced to the global market shortly. Read More

Palladium Technologies awarded contracts for 42m trimaran superyacht Adastra

Friday, 28 May 2010

Palladium Technologies, Inc. has been awarded contracts for the new 42 metre Trimaran M/Y Adastra. This unique project was designed by John Shuttleworth Yacht Design, Ltd. and is being built by McConaghy Boats in Zhu Hai, China. Plans are to launch M/Y Adastra. in early 2011 with her cruising grounds expected to be in the beautiful waters of Indonesia. Read More

Radar arch by GMT Composites for superyacht Cassiopeia

Monday, 24 May 2010

GMT Composites recently shipped a twelve-legged carbon fiber antenna and instrument arch to Holland Jachtbouw. This has just been installed on an in-build 140-foot aluminum superyacht, due for launching later this year. Langan Design Associates turned to GMT for building this stylish structure in carbon composite. Read More 

Marlink opens communications in Australian waters

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Marlink has announced an extension to its VSAT Ku-band service which will now cover sea routes around Australia for the first time. Working with Australian Satellite Communications Pty Ltd, the expanded service will also benefit vessels in the South West and South East Pacific travelling to and from Australia. Read More 

Lloyds Approval for Onyx Marine Automation Systems

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Onyx Marine Automation, the Italian based designer and manufacturer of Automation Systems for the premium yacht market, has been awarded Lloyds Type Approval for both their Wheelhouse Automation System – part of the Team Italia I-Bridge - and their Fire and Watertight Door Monitoring System. Read More

New Viking 70 features micron antifouling

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The running surface of each new Viking 70 Convertible (hull #1 is due this summer) will leave the Viking Yachts factory with the premium Interlux® Micron® Technology antifouling system. Hull #1 of the new Viking Yachts 70 Convertible is painted with the Interlux Micron Technology antifouling system at the Viking factory. Read More

Westport 130 features Nauticomp displays

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Nauticomp Centric GB (Glass Bridge) 26” widescreen, thin edge displays are now installed as standard equipment to provide a clean, modern look to the pilothouses of all Westport 130 (40m) yachts. Read More

Marine software systems for mariners by mariners

Monday, 3 May 2010

IntelliMare, a newly formed venture in Malta, dealing with innovative and intelligent marine systems strives to innovate and sculpt the future of the marine industry through intensive applied R&D, which will lead to novel products in the near future. Read More

Hempel opens new factory in Poland

Friday, 30 April 2010

International coatings producer Hempel opened a new manufacturing facility today in Buk, Poland. The factory will provide at least 100 new jobs in the region – and help Hempel meet increasing demand for coatings across Europe. Read More 

WhisperPower to enter marine market directly

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The renowned Whisper range of marine generator systems and accessories, previously manufactured by WhisperPower for Mastervolt, will be sold directly by WhisperPower through its own network of dealers, distributors and agents from July 2010. Read More

Atlas Davits launch new twin carbon raked davits

Monday, 26 April 2010

Atlas Davits have launched their new Twin Carbon Raked Davits, a development of their Carbon Davit, specifically designed to lift and hold heavy tenders in the falls of the davits whilst remaining elegantly styled to blend in with the natural line of the yachts. Read More

Giant schooner Athos rigged by SmartRigging

Friday, 23 April 2010

On Wednesday April 21st 2010, the two carbon fibre masts of giant schooner Athos were stepped and supplied with SmartRigging PBO. The event took place at Holland Jachtbouw in Zaandam. By the end of the afternoon, the 203ft privately owned cruising yacht, designed by Andre Hoek, was ready for the first trimming session. Read More

Business Computing Monaco launches EVE Wi-fi for superyachts

Monday, 19 April 2010

EVE is an innovative wireless connection manager specifically made for superyachts. The Eve solution allows managing multiple Internet connections onboard, both on the port and out at sea. With it's streamlined interface accessible with any device equipped with Wi-Fi such as an iPhone, a Pocket PC or a laptop. Read More

Livewire Connections Ltd moves into larger premises

Monday, 12 April 2010

Livewire Connections Ltd satellite service provider and systems integrator tackles recession with continued growth and expansion by taking on larger premises and new employees. “The new premises in Chessington, Surrey, UK provide the additional space we need to continue our planned expansion” says David Walker. Read More

Marlink extends WaveCall service

Monday, 29 March 2010

Marlink, the global provider of satellite communications to the maritime industry has announced an extension to its WaveCall(TM) VSAT service which will now cover West Africa and the South West and South East Pacific. WaveCall(TM) is Marlink's own, always-on VSAT system, based on shared Ku-band. Read More 

Major software upgrade for Lantic systems

Thursday, 25 March 2010

The results of an 18‐month project by the software engineers at Lantic Entertainment Systems have finally been released, revealing dramatic improvements in the quality of entertainment that can now be enjoyed as well as in the overall architecture of these sophisticated multi‐zone systems. Read More

Lift Emotion deliver elevators on board superyacht Bacarella

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lift Emotion Bv successful delivered and commissioned the elevators on board of the latest delivery of Trinity Yachts the T040 (Bacarella). Bacarella's interior is designed by Bannenberg & Rowell Design and outfitted by Metrica. The design requested that the cabin and doors would be incorporated into the whole interior of the yacht. Read More 

Unique floorsystem from Yachtsupport BV

Monday, 22 March 2010

Yachtsupport BV, an innovative company that specialises in the construction and outfitting of large yachts, has developed a patented floor system for engine and equipment rooms in superyachts. The floor system consists of a stainless steel (316) or aluminium frame fastened together by a system of hooks. Read More

The ultimate luxury of pampering spa services on board superyachts

Monday, 15 March 2010

Charter Spa Services provides guests and owners with the ultimate luxury of pampering spa services whilst on board. With over 13 years of licensed massage and skin care experience and 11 years within the yachting community, Heather Hawthorne, prides herself on earning an industry-wide reputation. Read More 

The breathtakingly beautiful speedboat Alpha-Z

Friday, 12 February 2010

As the light began to fade, the fuel pump whirring but still nothing in the line, the starter motor was half heartedly churning and the 9 litre V8 was unsurprisingly refusing to fire up. The sun was beginning to set; I had been in the Chantier, Cap d'Ail since 0800hrs trying to get this thing running. introducing the breathtakingly beautiful Alpha Z. Read More

VEI Technologies to introduce new LED Series Marine Display System in Miami

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Eurotask Ltd., is pleased to announce that VEI Technologies, a manufacturer of marine electronics, will unveil its groundbreaking new LED Series Marine Display System at the Miami International Boat Show, February 11-15, 2010. VEI is shaking up the world of marine display design with this new advanced system. Read More

Checkmate launched for the yacht industry

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

WhiteBox Enterprise has announced that their revolutionary data collection and reporting solution, Checkmate is available to the yacht industry. Having worked with captains, owners and management companies Whitebox is now able to deliver the ultimate solution to checklist capture and International Safety Management. Read More

Stidd seats at helm of superyacht Alucia

Thursday, 28 January 2010

A pair of Series 500 Admiral helm seats from leading ergonomic marine seating manufacturer Stidd Systems add practical comfort and style to the helm of Alucia, a 183’ former research vessel that has been rebuilt as a world-class exploration yacht. Alucia, originally launched in 1974 as RV Nadir as a platform for marine science and research. Read More

New 11m tenders by Barcelona Yacht Design Group

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Barcelona Yacht Design has released more information on their new 11m tenders, that were manufactured in Dubai, where the first two units have been supplied to the superyacht Dubawi. The high performance tenders reach speeds above 40 knots, yet offer complete comfort. Maneuverability and elegance were some of the key requirements. Read More

M. P. Levene launches new website

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

M. P. Levene, the London-based silverware specialists founded in 1889, have just relaunched their website, with a special dedicated page for owners and decorators of superyachts. The new site provides information and links to pages featuring the company's main products for the superyacht industry. Read More 

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Mismo yacht uniforms carving out a niche

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Awlgrip Launches the Paint System Selector

Friday, 19 February 2010

Imtech celebrates 150th anniversary

Monday, 8 February 2010

HD thermal imaging system by OceanView

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Van der Velden present at SEATEC

Monday, 11 January 2010

Veritais launches new website