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MB92 Signals Middle East Expansion

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

MB92 La Ciotat, the French superyacht refit shipyard, has successfully used its new 4,300-tonne shiplift and at the same time announced its expansion into the Middle East The 60-metre superyacht ‘Bella Vita‘, built by Lürssen in 2010 was the first yacht to be lifted by the new lift. She will be joined by a number […]

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Four Seasons Yacht the Latest Hotel Superyacht

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

The latest in the long line of hotel chains seeking to capitalise on the success of the superyacht industry is the Four Seasons Yacht.  It follows the example of Ritz Carlton whose own fleet of ships are entering service. Despite the fact that both Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton call their vessels yachts they are in […]

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Historic Drought Conditions Disrupts River Cruising

Friday, September 9th, 2022

While historic droughts have impacted European rivers, conditions have been more favourable for Europe’s intricate network of canals, where water levels can be better controlled. Among the beneficiaries, hotel barge cruising specialist European Waterways notes that manmade canals can be less impacted. There is no natural flow of water subject to nature and large reservoirs […]

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They’re off! The Golden Globe Race 2022 Has Started

Monday, September 5th, 2022

And they’re off! A loud blast from the horn of a French naval vessel marked the start of the 3rd Golden Globe Race. The round-the-world race got underway with no incidents or collisions, in clear skies and close-hauled in a 10 knot wind. Sixteen solo sailors, with an average age of 52½ – are now […]

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Golden Globe Race Preview

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

There’s a sense of controlled urgency on the pontoon at Les Sables d’Olonne as 16 competitors make last minute preparations before the Golden Globe Race 2022 starts. When the horn is sounded at 4.00pm local time on Sunday September 4th, 15 men and one woman will head out into the Bay of Biscay to begin a 30,000 […]

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Jeff Bezos Set to Scrap Ship

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

As Jeff Bezos prepares to take delivery of one of the largest sailing superyachts ever built he is in the process of scrapping another vessel Named Jacklynafter his mother, the vessel is a former roll-on, roll-off cargo ship that had been undergoing conversion in Florida into a landing platform for the company’s New Glenn rocket boosters the first […]

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Phil Friedman Joins Seattle Northwest Yachts as Director of Manufacturing

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Long-time boat builder and marine industry consultant, Phil Friedman, has joined Seattle Northwest Yachts LLC and will assume additional duties as Director of Manufacturing for all Seattle Yachts boat building operations, both domestic and offshore. As president and CEO of Palmer Johnson Yachts, Phil Friedman was responsible for executive management of a group of companies […]

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Clean Marina Award Goes to Porto Montenegro

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Located on the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor, Porto Montenegro, the world’s first Platinum-rated superyacht marina, has been awarded the Clean Marina accreditation by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). The accreditation is designed to deliver a clear and recognisable identity for marinas, yacht and boat clubs, slipways, boatyards, and associated industry operators worldwide and Porto Montenegro […]

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MarineMax Acquires More Superyacht Service Assets

Sunday, August 14th, 2022

They already own the superyacht brokerage houses; Fraser Yachts and Northrop and Johnson, and now MarineMax the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer is set to swallow up IGY Marinas Based in Clearwater Florida, the company has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (“IGY Marinas”), […]

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Fire Engulfs Superyacht on Maiden Voyage

Friday, August 12th, 2022

The September yacht shows in both Cannes and Monaco are going to be short of one exhibit after a yacht that was due to appear in both was engulfed in a fire. The 43.7-metre yacht Aria SF caught fire off the Spanish island of Formentera while on her maiden voyage Built by Italian builder ISA […]

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