Frans Heesen, founder and director of Dutch boatbuilder Heesen Yachts, was awarded the HISWA Excellence Award 2009 for innovative and pioneering work in the watersports industry at the Maritime Awards Gala in Rotterdam. Heesen was commended for the respect he..
Denison Yacht Sales, a full-service yacht brokerage and charter firm with locations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Marina del Rey, California, recently welcomed Bob Offer and Mike Kiely to the Fort Lauderdale office as brokers.
Yellow & Finch Publishers have appointed William van Amstel as Senior Editor. William van Amstel previously held a position with the Royal Netherlands Navy where he served as Chief Petty Officer. Welcoming his appointment, publisher and chief executive editor Dennis..
Telemar Yachting has reached an agreement to but it’s us agent, Al T Marine Electronics LLC and the establishment of a permanent US operation in South Florida. The transaction is subject to due diligence by Telemar and is scheduled for..
Corey Ranslem, Chief Executive Officer of Secure Waters, has been invited to speak at the Ft Lauderdale Mariners Club Seminars next week and moderate this year’s Captains Briefing at the fiftieth annual Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show. Secure Waters advocates..
YachtsXL.com is a brand-new website and interactive video platform that translates the VIP boat show experience to the internet in a new and highly innovative way. Open for business round-the-clock, the Dutch based website also includes films of events, regattas,..
SAM Electronics, an L-3 Communications company, announces the release of its newest Vessel Control System, the NACOS (Navigation Automation Control System) Platinum Series, a complete series of next-generation navigation, automation and control systems. Jointly developed by SAM Electronics, Lyngsø Marine..
Based on the product success and racing experience of the Performance Box Boom launched earlier this year and aimed at boat sizes 37-50 feet, Nordic Mast A/S have released another Performance Box Boom aimed at boat sizes 50-65 feet.
Together, the Sacs shipyard, Fiat Powertrain Technologies, Martini and Lancia have come up with what they call the first genuine Gran Turismo of the seas: Lancia di Lancia.
The first Asia Superyacht Conference – held in Singapore last week on October 13-15 – identified a number of critical needs for the industry in the Asia-Pacific region. At the top of this list was the need for an Asia-Pacific..
The J-Class Rainbow, designed by Dykstra & Partners for a repeat client, has started building at Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw. When the hull will be ready, Rainbow will be transported to be finished at Holland Jachtbouw (HJB). The re-build of this originally..
Luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats is adding an exciting new model to its Targa express cruiser range with the Targa 58 Gran Turismo, which will be making her world launch at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show 2010…
Steady growth in US and international markets has prompted Paradox Marine to purchase a larger facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The new location for the boat security systems supplier serves as its new Global Headquarters and houses its corporate administrative,..
Rondal has signed the contract to design and construct the spars and rigging for the Spirit of Tradition Ketch (BN 388), currently under construction at Royal Huisman. This 55m (l.o.a. incl. bowsprit) classically lined yacht is designed for high performance..
A new venue and a new date has been announced for the second Emirates Boat Show International (EBSI). This year the EBSI will now be from 8 to 12 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the patronage..
Crown Ltd Mariner helm chairs and telescoping table pedestals adorn the Andrew Winch designed M/Y Slipstream which has been presented the award for Best Interior Design by Prince Albert II of Monaco at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show.
Perini Navi has signed a major contract for the sale of a 73.3m motor yacht, a further endorsement of the remarkable reception awarded to the launch of the new Vitruvius line of motor yachts designed by Philippe Briand.
Giacomo Colombo S.p.A., in collaboration with the Austrian dealer Ortner Boote, has built a special electric version of the 24 Super Indios in the new white version with teak wood finishing. The electric version has a specially modified hull, while..
Jeppesen Marine has announced organization changes and a key new hire for its Jeppesen Light Marine Leadership Team. According to Light Marine Division Director James Detar, these moves are designed to make the company more effective and efficient in today’s..
The unveiling of the interior of the 161-foot Trinity motoryacht Blind Date at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (29 October – 2 November 2), will stand as a testament to advancements in 3D virtual technology in yacht design. ..
Inevitable, a 163′ Feadship motoryacht rebuilt last year at the Feadship yard in Makkum, the Netherlands, earned exclusive industry recognition in winning the 2009 ShowBoats International Award for Best Refit. The yacht features a timeless, elegant interior by Patrick Knowles..
Green Voyager is a unique 45m motor yacht of which the building process started in late 2009. It was designed for the owner who seeks a low impact motor yacht to cruise the globe responsibly, but who doesn’t want to..
The Isle of Man Yacht Forum, in association with the Isle of Man Ship and Aircraft Registers, held its first international conference in London on 2 September. The objective of the conference was to present the many benefits of Isle..
Lift Emotion BV has made a special solution for stowing the lifebuoy and smoke pot on board ships and yachts. Where the visual aspect is getting more and more important, it is sometimes difficult to hide a much needed safety..
Following the recent success of the motoryacht Va Bene refit at the Pendennis shipyard, a finalist at the 2009 Super Yacht Awards, H2 Yacht Design has taken the opportunity to launch a new division called H2 Refit. The division specializes..