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Sun Odyssey 409 sailing yacht voted European Yacht of the Year 2011 in Dusseldorf

January 25, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Just this Saturday, January 22, in Düsseldorf, Germany, the Sun Odyssey 409 was honoured with the prestigious title of “European Yacht of the Year 2011” Selected by a jury composed of the biggest European magazines in the marine industry, this trophy is a handsome reward for the new Jeanneau model. ... read full story

Jeanneau NC11 motor yacht voted ‘European Powerboat of the Year 2011’

January 25, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

On Saturday, January 22, in Düsseldorf, Germany, the NC11 was honoured with the prestigious title of “European Powerboat of the Year 2011.” Selected by a jury composed of the biggest European magazines in the marine industry, this trophy is a handsome reward for the new Jeanneau model. ... read full story

Changes in French VAT Exemption for Commercial Vessels

January 18, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

France has published a change in its VAT law and policy relating to commercial vessels. Published as Article 70 of Law No 2010-1658 of 29 December 2010 amending Article 262 of the unified French Tax Code, the Code Général des Impôts, the change now limits VAT exemption only to those commercial vessels operating on the high seas. ... read full story

Velux 5 Oceans: Brad Van Liew wins 2nd leg in Wellington, New Zealand.

January 16, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Le Pingouin, skippered by American Brad van Liew, crosses the finish line off Wellington to win the second leg of the Velux 5 Oceans round-the-world race.

AMERICAN solo ocean racer Brad Van Liew today made it two wins from two ocean sprints as he sailed into Wellington, New Zealand, to claim victory in second sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS solo round the world yacht race. For the 42-year-old from Charleston, South Carolina, it brought to an end a gruelling month-long slog through the Southern Ocean from Cape Town in South Africa alone on his Eco 60 yacht Le Pingouin. ... read full story

Velux 5 Oceans: Yachts approach the south of New Zealand

January 13, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

To go east, or not to go east – that is the question facing the VELUX 5 OCEANS skippers as they approach the south of New Zealand, less than 1,000 nautical miles from the finish line in Wellington. After four gruelling weeks at sea sailing through one of the most inhospitable oceans in the world, the end might be in sight for the tired ocean racers but the race is by no means over. ... read full story

Velux 5 Oceans: Cape Town to Wellington victory up for grabs

January 11, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The second sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS is looking like it will go down to the wire in an exhilarating climax to the 7,000 nautical mile leg. After 26 days of full-on solo racing through the Southern Ocean, and with 1,000 nautical miles left to the finish line in Wellington, New Zealand, the leading ocean racers are separated by just 300 nautical miles. ... read full story

Rodriquez Group’s subsidiaries SNP Boat Service S.A. and Le Yacht S.A. Merge

January 05, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The shareholders of SNP Boat Service S.A. and Le Yacht S.A., RODRIGUEZ GROUP's subsidiaries who directly and indirectly owned up to 99.51 % and 99.34 % of their respective share capital, approved on December 31st, 2010 the merger agreement between the two companies. ... read full story

Superyacht Refit Engineer Phil Rose joins Sud Marine Shipyard.

December 20, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Phil Rose a well known engineer who manages shore side refitting operations in the Superyacht industry has joined Sud Marine Shipyard as Operation and Production Manager. Phil will play a leading role in the development of the shipyard, a subsidiary of Sud Moteurs , located in the Bassins de Radoub in Marseille. ... read full story

Grand Pavois Boat Show 2011: Bulgaria – City of Varna guests of honour.

December 07, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Grand Pavois International In-water Boat Show will be held from the 14th to the 19th of September 2011 at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle, France. After Tahiti and her islands in 2010, Bulgaria – City of Varna will be the 2011 Grand Pavois guests of honour. ... read full story

Ferretti Yachts at 50th Salon Nautique de Paris

December 05, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Ferretti Yachts, a historical brand of the Ferretti Group producing flybridge motor yachts ranging from 15 to 27 metres, confirms its presence at the 50th Salon Nautique de Paris to be held from 4th to 12th December. ... read full story

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