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Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin Yacht Projects Coming in 2019

As we move into the New Year, Bilgin Yachts is full of new ideas and hopes to bring yacht owners an ever better home-life at sea. While owners sail merrily across the seven seas, the shipyard works with world-renown designers..


Hakvoort Shipyard Launches 63m Flagship Scout

Hakvoort Shipyard is pleased to announce the successful launch of its 63.72m motor yacht YN249. Known as Project Brio during the build, the highly-anticipated project will cruise as Scout upon delivery to her experienced owners in Spring 2019. Measuring 63.72m..


Zabava Arrives at Icon Yachts for Full Refit and Paint Job

The Heesen-built superyacht Zabava arrived in the Netherlands for a complete refit ahead of the Mediterranean cruising season, adding to a busy winter season for Icon Yachts. The 30.07m motor yacht arrived at the shipyard’s facilities in Harlingen on 6 November…


Work In Progress for New Syncro Lift at Palumbo Superyachts Ancona

After so many radical investments on all infrastructure of the shipyard acquired in 2016, Palumbo Superyachts Ancona is now focusing on the realisation of new structures and works that give the possibility to create a new lifting system and welcome..

ACO Marine Unveils New Smart Yacht Toilet

Wastewater management specialist ACO Marine unveiled at the METSTRADE 2018 a range of new vacuum toilets for the luxury yacht market, in a development that marks the sector’s first-ever ‘intelligent’ sanitation system.

Videoworks Revealed Latest New Systems for Cybersecurity

Videoworks revealed at the METSTRADE 2018 all the secrets of the onboard technologies developed by the Italian company’s team. Offering customers its know-how and best possible technological integrations, Videoworks fully responds to individual requirements using the best products on the..

ZF Presented New Driveline Solutions at METSTRADE

At this year’s METSTRADE, ZF presented its comprehensive marine transmission portfolio, which includes the brand new ZF 400 transmission model range for outputs up to a maximum 735kW, and the ZF Sail Drive SD15 drive unit for partially motorized sailboats.

Palumbo Superyachts acquires Mondomarine

Palumbo Superyachts Acquires Mondomarine

Palumbo Superyachts, the yachting division of the Palumbo Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of another renowned Italian shipyard Mondomarine of Savona.

New Lamp and Speaker in One

The Mooni products combines thoughtful Scandinavian design with innovation. The new manufactured lifestyle lamps also combines illumination with integrated loudspeakers. 

METSTRADE 2018 Sets Again New Records

The METSTRADE has once again broken its own records in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers. While a full analysis of the figures will be issued early next week, a five percent rise in visits compared to 2017 – 26,052..


The OCEA Shipyard Turns 30!

Now a major industrial group capable of building ever larger ships out of aluminium, OCEA is celebrating 30 years of business. It was in February 1987 that Roland Joassard and Fabrice Epaud founded OCEA by taking over a shipyard in Les Sables-d’Olonne…

Aluminium Extrusions: The Lightweight Material that Saves Time and Cost

In offshore and marine applications, aluminium is the ideal material to cope with heavy loads and hostile environments. Just one third of the weight of steel, with far lower maintenance costs. It’s also 100% recyclable. Most importantly, it’s durable, strong..

Vicem Yachts Unveils the 65 IPS Classic

The newly unveiled 65 IPS Classic, the Turkish-built yacht with classic Down East lines, is Vicem’s 153rd hull, and brings to bear everything the shipyard has become world renowned for in its 28 year history.

Performance Yacht Painting Acquire Share of Ve.Ga Yachts

Performance Yacht Painting have announced that they have acquired a share of Ve.Ga Yachts, an Italian finishing and fairing company based in Northern Italy. This is a natural step for both companies who have been working together on a number..

New Innovation in Stabilisation

This year at METS 2018, DMS Holland will be exhibiting for the 6th time and it will be the 3rd time that we will be introducing a new innovation in the field of stabilisation.

METS 2018

A one-stop-shop for marine industry professionals, the METSTRADE Show provides excellent networking opportunities and a broad range of showcased innovation all located under one roof.

DAME Design Award 2018 Nominees

The DAME Design Award is the most significant marine equipment competition of its kind, anywhere in the world. This year 63 products have been nominated to enter the final rounds.

Sensational 93-metre Feadship unveiled for first time

93m Feadship Unveiled for the First Time

Representing one of the largest yachts ever built by Feadship, this 93m superyacht was towed this morning from the construction hall of the Feadship yard in Kaag. Further commissioning work will continue in the months ahead including the addition of..

Huisfit going strong with extra orders!

Seven Refits for Huisfit During the Winter Season

The team of Royal Huisman’s dedicated department for refit, repair and renewal is pleased to announce that the sailing yachts Wisp, Yonder and Foftein signed up for various commissions. These new projects will be undertaken as part of the seven..

LYNX YACHTS Launches First YXT 24 Evolution

On 18 October during a beautiful sunny morning in Nijkerk, the YXT 24 Evolution touches water for the first time. After the christening ceremony, owner’s representatives, designers, media, guests, friends and LYNX team enjoyed a convivial outdoor lunch on the banks..

Shortlist Announced for IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2018

Shortlist Announced for IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2018

33 companies and organisations named as potential winners for this year’s Awards, to be honoured at a spectacular dinner within Amsterdam’s historic National Maritime Museum on 13 November during METSTRADE 2018.

Larger Version of Man-riding Tender-hook Now Also With DNV GL Type Approval

The man-riding tender-hook FH2 has gained the DNV GL type approval. The hook FH2 is available in single or double fall execution and is also certified for man riding. The maximum load here is 8,000kg so that this hook is suitable for..


VSY, Siemens and Lloyd’s Register Partner for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Application

VSY have signed a partnership agreement with Siemens and Lloyd’s Register to develop a project for the application of hydrogen fuel cells technology on a special version of the brand-new VSY 65m Waterecho project by Espen Øino. Designed for true..

New ‘Shipyard’ networking hub for METSTRADE SuperYacht Pavilion

New ‘Shipyard’ Networking Hub for METSTRADE SuperYacht Pavilion

Having sold out months in advance, the organisers of the SuperYacht Pavilion at this year’s METSTRADE Show have announced a significant expansion. A new networking area called the Shipyard will be at the hub of a third hall designed to..

Derek Munro left & Ashley Spencer Hurrell right

Spencer Buley Group Welcomes Derek Munro

Spencer Buley Group (SBG) prides itself on hand selecting only the finest independent professionals to work with its clients for the design and build of yachts of the future. SBG is delighted to welcome Derek Munro, MD of Yacht Consultancy, who will..