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Expansion for Feadship Yacht Shipyard Holland

June 15, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Royal Van Lent will also see widening the locks in the nearby city of Gouda from 12 to 14 meters. The bridges in the towns of Oude and Nieuwe Wetering will also be extended to the same width, with an expected completion date of 2012. ... read full story

Florida Panhandle Yachting Business Impacted by Gulf Oil Spill

June 14, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Emerald Coast Yachts, a charter operation and sailing school based in Gulf Breeze, Florida, noticed a drop-off in business right after the oil spill. "We were booked through the end of June and having the best year we've had," said Peggy Van Sleen. "But then the oil spill came and the phones stopped ringing. We've received no new business since then." ... read full story

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

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