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Explorer motor yacht Big Fish waits to force Drakes Passage

December 20, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Motor yacht Big Fish, the flagship of Aquos Yachts, is currently in Ushuia, at the southern tip of Patagonia, waiting for a weather window to cross the infamous Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. There, she will continue her extraordinarily successful maiden voyage charter career, offering the only fly-in, fly-out luxury yacht charters offered in Antarctica. ... read full story

34th America’s Cup: Work on AC45 catamarans moving ahead in New Zealand

December 19, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Work on the AC45 catamarans, which the Cup teams will use to race in the 2011 America’s Cup World Series events, is continuing at pace in Warkworth, New Zealand. The first AC45 is scheduled to be launched in the New Year, with others rolling off the assembly quickly thereafter. ... read full story

Global Ocean Race: CT SailBattens join as Race Partner

December 19, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The New Zealand-based, CT Sailbattens is now part of the Global Ocean race 2011-12 (GOR) Race Partner group. The company’s development has had a major impact on sail batten technology with exceptional results in the America’s Cup, IMOCA Open 60, Volvo Ocean Race and superyacht arenas. ... read full story

Diverse Projects and LOMOcean Design unveil 35m & 40m BP Motor Yacht Designs

December 15, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

With the 32m luxury motor yacht BLACK PEARL nearing completion in New Zealand, expected to be launched on the 20th of December 2010, or soon after, Diverse Projects and LOMOcean Design have unveiled 2 new motor yachts which very obviously carry the Black Pearl’s genes, but are targeted at meeting new demands and emerging market trends identified by Lars Bjorklund and John Vitali of Diverse Projects. ... read full story

Electronic Navigation Ltd appoints new CEO

December 14, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The board of directors of marine electronics company, Electronic Navigation Limited (ENL) have announced the appointment of Gareth Hodson as Chief Executive Officer of the company effective from 10 December 2010. ... read full story

Sailing yacht Zefira by Fitzroy Yachts

December 09, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Sailing yacht Zefira is the latest creation to sail out of Fitzroy Yachts New Zealand yard. Beautifully crafted and finished to perfection their craftsman have once again exceeded expectations. ... read full story

Fitzroy Yachts’ sister company Fitzroy Engineering Group has new owners

December 08, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Fitzroy Engineering, a sister company of Fitzroy Yachts, a leading New Zealand luxury yacht builder has sold a 90% share of the company to Dialog Group Berhad in Malaysia. The sale becomes unconditional on 31st March 2011. ... read full story

Sailing yacht Zefira by Fitzroy Yachts, Dubois Naval Architects and Remi Tessier

November 26, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Superyacht Zefira is a luxury sailing yacht built by Fitzroy Yachts, designed by Dubois Naval Architects, with interior design by Remi Tessier . Measuring 49.7m, sailing yacht Zefira is the largest luxury yacht crafted by Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand to date and is the largest sloop Dubois Naval Architects has designed without a fly bridge. Sailing yacht Zefira is the 7th Dubois designed sailing yacht to be built by Fitzroy Yachts. ... read full story

R Marine’s Annual Australia and New Zealand Summer Showcase

November 21, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Australia’s largest luxury cruiser dealer network, R Marine, is hosting its annual Summer Showcase of Riviera yachts this month from November 19 to December 20 inclusively. ... read full story

Sealegs Amphibious Marine Craft Win Popular Science ‘Best of What’s New’ Award

November 21, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

New Zealand designed and made Sealegs Amphibious Marine Craft has won the Recreational Grand Award - Best of What’s New 2010 from the world’s largest science and technology magazine, POPULAR SCIENCE. ... read full story

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