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Shore Solutions UK Ltd joins Association of Yacht Support Services

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) has announced the acceptance of Shore Solutions UK Ltd as an Associate Member. Shore Solutions consistently supplies superyachts, villas and private households with the finest food, drink and interior items of distinction worldwide.  Read More

Pinmar and NonStopYacht form Pinmar Supply

Monday, 5 December 2011

Pinmar and NonStopYacht are pleased to announce the creation of Pinmar Supply. This new venture, combining Pinmar’s Dock Shop sales division with NonStopYacht’s superyacht supply business, will have bases in Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. Read More

New management service for shipyards by Sea-Alliance Group

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sea-Alliance Group, the international maritime business, is adding to its portfolio a new quality control service aimed at international shipyards, as a result of growing demand for independent project managers for new build and refit work. Read More

Dockwise to sell Dockwise Yacht Transport

Monday, 7 November 2011

Dockwise Ltd has today announced it has signed a letter of intent to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) to Coby Enterprises Corp, supported by private equity and with participation of the existing management of DYT. Closing of the transaction is conditional upon market customary conditions. Read More

Dockwise completes most complex lift-on/lift-off procedure to date

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) completed its most complex lift-on/lift-off procedure to date using the 532-foot (162.3 meters) transport vessel Combi Dock 1, owned by Combi Lift, whichleft Genoa, Italy on October 7 and arrived safely in Phuket, Thailand on October 28 with seven yachts aboard. Read More

Yacht Express crosses Atlantic with quarter of a billion Dollars in yachts

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Due to its sheer size, the 686-foot (209-meter) Yacht Express demands an audience, but when the flagship of Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) fleet of semi-submersible ships pulled into Ft. Lauderdale October 24 with a record breaking cargo of yachts valued collectively at $270,341,000, it was nothing short of a show stopper. Read More

Head-of-State-level security for superyachts

Friday, 21 October 2011

With a professional services provider roll that reads like a who’s-who in the international security industry, Command at Sea International (CASI), is set to become the premiere player in the private yacht security market. CASI will be led by two extraordinary individuals whose vision is to provide yachts, their owners, guest and crew with the same level of security typically offered to world leaders. Read More

AYSS announces new chairman

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) is delighted to announce the election of their new Chairman, Anders Nodskov Pedersen of TR Shipping APS, Denmark. Anders has been the director of TR Shipping Denmark, since its foundation in 2004 and has been in the yachting industry since 1996. Read More

Yacht Lifeline merges with MedAire

Monday, 19 September 2011

MedAire, an International SOS company, the largest global provider of integrated medical and security risk management services for the yachting industry today announced the acquisition of Yacht Lifeline. Under the terms of the agreement, Yacht Lifeline’s products and services will merge with MedAire a wholly-owned subsidiary of International SOS. Read More

Operational Director appointed at SYBAss

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) unites and represents the world’s leading builders of large yachts. Over the past 3.5 years Robert van Tol has been working as Project manager at the SYBAss Secretariat, combining this with a Master of Science in Business Administration at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport expands network

Friday, 12 August 2011

Sevenstar, provider of yacht transportation services has opened an office in Sydney. It is being managed by Dean Sharples, a well known figure in the marine industry in Australia. Sevenstar has also announced further expansion of its activities in the United States and Turkey. Read More

Neptune Maritime Security warns of worrying new piracy trend

Monday, 8 August 2011

According to a report filed Sunday August 7th by the IMB Live Piracy Reporting Centre, pirates attacked a vessel approximately 20 nm off the coast of Eritrea in the Red Sea. What marks this attack out for special attention, and the reason it should be of particular concern to all shipping companies and members of the maritime community is that in this instance, it would appear the pirates attacked in large numbers, en masse. Read More

Strong piracy warning issued by Maritime Administrator

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Piracy and armed robbery continues to be a significant threat to all maritime transport in various regions of the world, including the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, and the Somali Basin area of the Indian Ocean. It is important that Masters of commercial and private yachts are aware of the grave dangers to the safety and security of persons and vessels in these regions. Read More

Döhle Private Clients continues to expand

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Döhle Private Clients is continuing to expand. Five new people have joined the company in the last four months. Döhle Private Clients Director and founder Robert Tobin commented: “The last year has seen tremendous growth for our large yachts and corporate services divisions, and in this period we have doubled our staffing levels". Read More

Global Services Launches new build service

Monday, 18 July 2011

This week, superyacht suppliers Global Services officially launches a specialist company division focussing on services for New Build projects. Consolidating over 15 years of new build project expertise, ‘Global Services New Build’ offers a range of services designed to provide yards, build crew and project managers with timely and effective support throughout the build process. Read More

ECOsuperyacht named EU distributor for breakthrough fuel additive for yacht market

Friday, 15 July 2011

ECOsuperyacht, a specialist in energy efficiency and emissions management for superyachts, has teamed up with Cerion Energy to become the European distributor for the innovative, highly effective diesel fuel combustion catalyst called GO2. GO2 is a nano-particle based combustion catalyst that reduces fuel consumption by 8% to 13% while dramatically reducing harmful emissions and soot. Read More

World Fuel Services acquires YCO Group’s Yacht Fuel Services business

Monday, 27 June 2011

YCO Group is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with World Fuel Services Europe, Ltd. for the sale of its Yacht Fuel Services business. Yacht Fuel Services was founded over 20 years ago as a global fuel provider for privately owned superyachts. YFS is among the top suppliers and is a global leader in the yacht fuelling business. Read More

Griffin Global Group forms Griffin Yacht Services

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Griffin Global Group, specialist in marine and offshore travel, is expanding its Superyacht offering with a dedicated yacht division, Griffin Yacht Services. The new division will build on Griffin’s 34 international offices and over 40 years’ experience managing the unique travel requirements of organisations and personnel in the marine, offshore and cruise industries. Read More

Upton launches superyacht advisory service: MGMT

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Former Captain and Super Yacht aficionado Mark Upton has formalised his advisory role to high-end clients with the establishment of MGMT – a brand new superyacht advisory service designed to assist clients from an independent perspective on charter, build and purchase.On the launch of the business this week Upton commented, “Clients are simply getting tired of being offered Yachts that are not quite right for their needs. Read More

Yacht delivery gets greener with Yacht Carbon Offset

Friday, 3 June 2011

Global ship delivery specialists, International Maritime Services (IMS) has introduced a carbon offset option for all delivery voyages, through a strategic alliance with Yacht Carbon Offset, the Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certified specialists. Under this programme, the greenhouse gas emissions from the fuel burned by participating vessels will be counterbalanced. Read More

Caterina Oliviero elected to the Board of Federagenti - Yacht Division

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Caterina Oliviero, Manager of JLT Yacht Agency has been elected to the Board of Federagenti - Yacht Division, representing the Veneto region. Federagenti Yacht, an institutional organization committed to finding solutions to issues relating to yachting in Italy was founded in 2005 and represents over 50 maritime agents who are dedicated to providing marine agency services to yachts over 25 meters. Read More

MCL Team launch new marine transportation service

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

MCL Transboat has recently been set up as a specialised ‘one stop’ service for marine transportation that is truly able to combine knowledge of marine haulage, with a worldwide transportation logistics network. MCL Transboat is to offer a complete yacht transportation service that provides the safest and most economical route for a vessel. Read More

Superyacht Red Pearl bunkers in Tobago for the first time

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Tobago-based marine services company Store Bay Marine Services is now offering bunkering, provisioning and shore support for superyachts. It follows the successful refuelling of the multimillion dollar superyacht Red Pearl. The 100 foot vessel docked in Tobago's main port of Scarborough to take on 18,154 litres of diesel. Read More

International Yacht Bureau (IYB) announces Safe Yacht program

Monday, 11 April 2011

International Yacht Bureau (IYB) announces its SafeYACHT Program to help yachts prepare for the increase in port state control inspections this summer in Europe. Effective 01‐January‐2011, the member states of the Paris MOU implemented a New Inspection Regime (NIR). Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport and Floating Life, a match made in heaven

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Some unions are meant to be, and when Floating Life was introduced to Dockwise Yacht Transport a year and a half ago, it became clear, almost immediately, that this match between two corporate dynamos would be one made in heaven. Floating Life offers management and technical services to an international clientele of yacht owners. Read More

Launching of superyacht service and assistance company Oplicity

Monday, 28 March 2011

Oplicity has announced its recent launch. Based in the U.K., Oplicity is a bespoke, members-only club offering superyachts, their affiliates and the luxury-lifestyle industry unparalleled service around the globe 24/7, 365 days a year. With over 20 years’ collective experience in the worldwide yachting and luxury lifestyle industry, the company’s two Directors, Malcolm Tod and Shelley Dowie, recognised a need in the market for a personalised, concierge member’s club that caters to both business and the individual. Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport to deliver 20 cruising sailboats from Oman

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) will be orchestrating the transport of 20 private cruising yachts from Salalah, Oman to Marmaris, Turkey in April. The company, best known for its fleet of semi-submersible ”float-on/float-off” yacht carriers, also coordinates lift-on/lift-off arrangements with third-party carriers, and logistically can fulfill almost any request, even if it is driven by unfortunate circumstances. Read More

Dockwise made official yacht logistics provider to Audi Hamilton Island Race

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Dockwise Yacht Transport and their Australian Agent, Aurora Global Logistics have been announced as the Official Yacht Logistics Provider to the 2011 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The event, in its 28th year and scheduled for August 19-27, hosts over 200 boats and is hosted by Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club on Hamilton Island, the leading island resort destination in the Whitsunday Islands, part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More

ISA Yachts and JLT Yacht Agency announce partnership agreement

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

ISA – International Shipyards Ancona and JLT Yacht Agency have announced a partnership agreement today naming JLT as the preferred partner of ISA to provide marine and VIP concierge services to all ISA clients. As a result of the agreement, JLT will be able to provide special promotions to their clients who decide to berth in Ank’s Marina, which is managed directly by ISA’s After Sales and Refit division and is available for maintenance and refit projects. Read More

Demand for yacht transport grows in South Pacific

Monday, 17 January 2011

Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) trademark bright orange semi-submersible ship, Super Servant 3, will arrive in Brisbane on or around January 25, 2011, and Jason Roberts, President of Aurora Global Logistics and DYT’s exclusive commercial agent for Australia says that’s good news for his business and the economy. Read More