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Yachting Business Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

Sea-Fire Suppression Technology Moves into Middle East

June 11, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

"Sea-Fire's line complements the markets and customers we already serve," said Solas management rep Tuan Hain Rajudin. "They offer good, effective products that are easy to install. Delivery time is excellent and the manufacturer is quick to respond to service requests." ... read full story

There is a New Name in the large Luxury Yachting Industry – Vantage

June 07, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The expanded and comprehensive range of Vantage services includes: - Compliance and Technical Services (ISM, Mini ISM, ISPS, MARPOL, Emergency Response) - Yacht Registration and Financial Administration - Crew Recruitment - Employment and Payroll Services ... read full story

New Superyacht Dry Dock in US for Knight & Carver YachtCenter

June 04, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The superyacht dry dock is named 'Diligence' and can accommodate yachts of up to 122m (400ft) in length and 30m (100ft) in width. It will be berthed at Knight & Carver's docks, located on the southeast shores of San Diego Bay. Knight & Carver YachtCenter claims to have the largest lifting capacity (4,000-tonnes) for superyachts and commercial vessels on the US west coast — and one of the largest in the country. ... read full story

Princess Yachts report increased turnover and strong profits

June 02, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Princess Yachts have announced very positive results for the year ended 31 December 2009, despite continued uncertainty in global economic conditions. Princess yachts have reported an increased turnover of £213.8 million, up 3% from the previous year, driven by the continued investment in new product development and the establishment of new markets. ... read full story

Sunseeker Yachts Bought by UK Private Equity Firm FL Partners for 25 million GBP

June 02, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Dorset-based Sunseeker Yachts has already invested more than GBP40 million into expanding its manufacturing facilities and product range to deliver yachts of up to 40 meters, and it has plans to extend to 50-meter yachts. ... read full story

Jen Wartena appointed as general manager by Icon Yachts

June 01, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

After the launch and delivery of the first Icon superyacht and with two motor yachts, yacht FLORIDA and yacht MIDLANDIA soon to be delivered, the Icon Yachts shareholders have appointed Jen Wartena as general manager in place of Wim Koersvelt. Wim Koersvelt is to remain with Icon as a consultant. ... read full story

Camper and Nicholsons Marinas to Create the Superyacht Sanya Serenity Marina in China

May 28, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Camper and Nicholsons Marinas has taken a significant step into new markets with the award of a new contract from Luhuitou Tourism Development Co Ltd to design and commission the Sanya Serenity Marina. The marina will incorporate 350 berths, including superyacht berths up to 50m and will form part of a resort being designed by world renowned architects Chapman Taylor. It is due for completion in June 2011. ... read full story

Engel & Volkers Yachting Germany & Equisea Yacht Management Monaco form partnership

May 28, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Engel & Völkers Yachting GmbH in Hamburg and Equisea Yacht Management have entered into a dedicated collaboration agreement. The aim is to create synergies between a unique high standard service system in luxury yacht sales and charter brokerage, capitalizing on a growing international network of licence partners, and an innovative professional yacht management offer, notably... ... read full story

Southampton Sports Boat & RIB Show 2010

May 28, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Hailed a great success, the 2010 Southampton Sports Boat & RIB Show at Ocean Village Marina finished last weekend (22nd – 23rd May) with organisers reporting a great Show with a relaxed and fun atmosphere, quality visitors and glorious weather. As testament to the success of the Show, two thirds of this year’s exhibitors have... ... read full story

Moonen Yachts to complete Dixon 120 superyacht

May 28, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The owner of the uncompleted Dixon 120 yacht contacted Moonen due to the yard's growing reputation in the refit market as well as its fine track record of building new superyachts. "Due to the status of the project at the time it was abandoned, the completion of the yacht is a delicate balance between a new build and a refit," explains Moonen's director operations Mark Vermeulen. ... read full story

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