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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

Australia: The 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Opens Thursday

May 17, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The 22nd annual Show is staged at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast from Thursday, May 20 to Sunday, May 23 from 9am to 5pm daily. ... read full story

Seychelles gets ready for Sailing Yacht Regatta

May 17, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

In a few days the Seychelles will be welcoming the participants of the Seychelles Sailing Yacht Regatta 2010 which takes place from the 22nd to the 30th May. The 10 teams that have entered the competition will meet at the end of the week under the Seychellois sunshine to discover Eden Island, the start and... ... read full story

The Asia Boating Awards Hong Kong – Asia as a boating & marine centre

May 17, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The first award of the night, for Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (81 feet and up), went to Hong Kong-based superyacht builder Kingship, whose production facilities are in Zhongshan. Kingship founder and CEO Roger Liang, a native Hong Kong yacht builder who made waves at the last Monaco Yacht Show with his 138-foot Green Voyager superyacht design, collected the award in person. ... read full story

Sunsail Announce New Belize & Italy Yacht Charter Loacations

May 17, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Marina Corricella is a beautiful fishing town, resembling an amphitheatre on the sea, surrounded by nets and fishing boats. Only attainable by sea, there are no vehicles here, but only the voices of the fishermen who mend the nets on the wharf. The village of Corricella faces due south-east and is sheltered from all other sides by the cliff behind. A long ridge of rocks protects the marina from the occasional south-easterly wind (Scirocco). The site is so sheltered that the temperature is pleasantly mild also in full winter. ... read full story

Audi MedCup: Emirates Team New Zealand and Puerto Calero win the Portugal Trophy Cascais

May 17, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The current Audi MedCup champions Emirates Team New Zealand and Puerto Calero proved they have lost nothing from their competitive edge as they both opened their respective 2010 season with resounding wins in the Portugal Trophy, Cascais. ... read full story

Megayacht Tatoosh for sale.

May 17, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Superyacht TATOOSH, one of the most significant motor yachts built to date, is for sale with asking price of € 125,000,000. Megayacht TATOOSH measures 92 m (303 ft) and was built by HDW Nobiskrug in 2000 and received a major refit in 2010. ... read full story

Doyle Sails Palma Announce Partnership with Superyacht Sailmaker Quinten Houry

May 17, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Doyle New Zealand has recently undergone a huge expansion, with the opening of a new custom factory in Auckland to produce their exclusive STRATIS™ membrane sails. The new alliance will increase product support considerably in Europe, allowing for Doyle’s continued expansion. ... read full story

Luxury cruise ship Allure of the Seas to debut in December.

May 16, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Luxury Cruise ship Allure of the Seas will be debut this December 2010. The brand new cruise ship Allure of the Seas will bring a refreshing new array of features and amenities to the high seas as the world’s next largest and most innovative cruise ship. ... read full story

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