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PORTLAND MARINA DORSET READY FOR 2012 OLYMPICS

May 18, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Portland Marina is built on a former Royal Naval Air Site. The marina will form part of the venue for sailing events for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games and is positioned next door to the UK’s National Sailing Academy. ... read full story

Spectacular opening for new WhisperPower a Marine Generator Company

May 18, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The new, modern 5,500 m² eco-premises of WhisperPower in Drachten (Netherlands) will be opened in spectacular fashion by Member of the Provincial Executive of Friesland, S. Galema on Friday 4 June. “It promises to be a festive occasion, says Roel ter Heide, director, owner and founder of WhisperPower. “After the official opening ceremony there will... ... read full story

Motor Yacht NOOR a 37M Superyacht has her interior design by Hot Lab Yacht & Design Italy

May 18, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Yacht NOOR is a Bilgin 123 custom made superyacht with her interior design created by Hot Lab yacht & design. The yacht, fully built in wood, has a length of 37 mt and a beam of 7,50; the external lines are slender, designed by the shipyard's engineering and design office, following the owner's idea. ... read full story

Telemar Yachting Opens Office in Fort Lauderdale USA

May 18, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

TELEMAR YACHTING -telemar-yachting,the Viareggio-based superyacht electronics company providing Navigation, Communication, Audio/Video Entertainment systems, Computer Integration, Security Systems and Airtime to the world's superyacht industry, has opened its Americas office in Fort Lauderdale. "This permanent base in the yachting capital of the Americas rounds out our coverage of Asia, the Mediterranean and the Americas,"said Andy Gifford Telemar Yachting's General Manager. Just off Fort Lauderdale's 17th Street superyacht centre and near Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the new Telemar Yachting offices at 1831 Cordova Road will be managed by Mark Theissen, Telemar's Business Development Manager, expanding the company's presence in the Americas and the Caribbean. ... read full story

Fastest sailing boat in the Southern Hemisphere has new sponsorship.

May 18, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

ORMA Trimaran Team Vodafone

Vodafone has taken naming sponsorship of the 60’ ORMA trimaran previously Team G3, to launch ‘TeamVodafone Sailing’ with the boat’s major rebranding about to start. Vodafone’s Director of Sales Grant Hopkins says they wanted the ability to showcase their extensive marine coverage and felt that the trimaran demonstrated both their commitment to reliable marine network... ... read full story

The Blue Coast 95 Custom Catamaran to be launched this summer.

May 17, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Blue Coast 95’ which will be the 4th largest catamaran in the world when completed is under construction at the H2X shipyard in La Ciotat. The catamaran Blue Coast 95’ was designed by Jean‐Jacques Coste and is the first maxi-catamaran of this new range created by Coste Design and Partners. The official launch of the Blue Coast 95 will take place during the Cannes boat show from 8 to 13 September 2010. ... read full story

The 85.6 metre Derecktor Superyacht Project CAKEWALK enters the final phase before her launch in 2010

May 17, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 281ft (85.6m) Motor Yacht CAKEWALK, the largest yacht to be constructed in America in three- quarters of a century – and the largest U.S. yacht ever built in terms of her volume – is well along the road to her projected 2010 launch at the Derecktor Connecticut shipyard. Her steel hull and aluminium superstructure... ... read full story

Vibrant Curiosity receives an Award for the Best Custom Built Yacht (150 ft and up) at the Asia Boating Awards 2010

May 17, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Oceanco’s Vibrant Curiosity, the 85.47m Nuvolari-Lenard designed superyacht was awarded Best Custom-Built Yacht (150ft and up) by Asia Boating Awards during a ceremonial gala at the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club in Hong Kong on May 8, 2010. Vibrant Curiosity superyacht has definitely struck a resounding cord in the superyacht industry with her innovative... ... read full story

Boat/Yacht Sales Tax Cap Passes in Florida State

May 17, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

We want to thank all those who heeded our Call to Action and wrote their State Legislators in support of this easure. Your efforts have paid off.” Littlejohn urged FYBA members and marine industry professionals throughout the state of Florida to write Governor Crist in support of the bil Florida has been losing boat sales and service revenue to other states and countries who offer more favorable sales tax treatment. ... read full story

Ken Freivokh Designed Motor Yacht Z to be launched in 2010 by Marco Yachts Chile

May 17, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Marco Yachts has been designing and producing some of the world’s most beautiful yachts since 1953. They are building Luxury Superyachts and Support Vessels of up to 100 metres in their shipyard in Chile. With over 45 years of ship construction in Chile, Marco Chilena’s highly qualified workforce of over 500 people provides huge advantages... ... read full story

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