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Hempel Expands Barcelona R&D Centre

A newly expanded R&D Centre in Barcelona will enable Hempel to develop and customise products faster, respond to customer needs more efficiently and help customers conform to rapidly changing environmental legislation. Hempel officially opened the new R&D Centre at a ceremony on 13 January...

Entertainment Sector Sees Growth

Lantic Entertainment Systems, leader in bespoke multi‐zone entertainment systems for yachts from 60ft up to the largest megayachts, has announced that 2009 has ended with sales expanding and the rate of enquiry significantly...

Largest New Build Project

The 58.4m Kokomo was launched at the end of MCM’s 21st year in business. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects with interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon, she is set to be delivered by Alloy Yachts in late February 2010 – in time for her owners to watch the Louis Vuitton Trophy (9-21...

Innovative Touch Screens

As part of its ongoing Signature of Excellence enhancements, Holland America Line will install five Microsoft Surface units in Mix, its newest lounge venue with three specialty bars – Martinis, Champagne, and Spirits & Ales. Already in full operation on ms Veendam, Mix and Surface units will be completed on ms Rotterdam by mid-December, followed...

Next Generation Yacht

Curvelle takes energy efficiency seriously. Luxury Yacht Builder Curvelle, will exhibit at the Abu Dhabi World Energy Summit in January 2010 with its designs for a new part solar, part diesel powered...

ShowBoats International Award

Vripack is pleased to announce the presentation of the 19th Annual ShowBoats International Award for ‘Best Motor Yacht Under 50m’ to INGOT, a 47m Tri Deck Motor Yacht. This award recognizes a motor yacht that accomplishes the goals of her owner, builder and designer with undeniable...

One of Four Superyachts

Saturday 21 November saw the load-in of yet another superyacht at the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. The Y707 is one of four 85+m yachts that are currently under construction by...

Marlink Provides Services

Marlink, the world’s largest maritime satellite communications provider, has recently signed a new five year agreement with French-flag cruise line, Companie du Ponant. As part of the new contract, Marlink will deliver and install its Sealink Ku-band and C-band services onboard three existing vessels, ‘Le Ponant’, ‘Le Levant’ and ‘Le Diamant’, as well as...

Superyacht Design

Diana Yacht design is preseting its newest yacht. Called Project 415 is a yacht that offers everything. A super yacht with steel hull and aluminum superstructure. 160 feet of pure inspiration.Technologically advanced, stunningly elegant, a masterpiece of form and...

Complete Solution For Silver Cloud

The combined forces of Vulkan Couplings and Vulkan DMR have ensured that sailing on the mega-yacht ‘Silver Cloud’ from Abeking & Rasmussen is an almost noise free and vibration free...

Transoceanic Sailing Record

Two of international sailing’s leading institutions, the Real Club Náutico Barcelona (Barcelona’s royal yacht club) and the New York Yacht Club, will work together on the NY-BCN Transoceanic Sailing Record, a recently announced international sailing race aimed at setting a world record between New York and Barcelona in April...

Eco-Friendly Mooring System

The moving parts (particularly the heavy chains) of conventional mooring systems can damage or destroy seabeds which serve as vital marine habitats. With no moving parts to come in contact with the seabed floor, the EzyRider Mooring System from Global Moorings Pty Ltd has virtually no impact on the marine...

2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards

Torben Grael and Anna Tunnicliffe joined the sailing world’s most prestigious list of winners last night, 10 November, as they were named winners of the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards at a spectacular ceremony held in Busan, South Korea. (Images courtesy of Rolex/Daniel...

Nautor Selects Teamcenter and NX

Siemens PLM Software, recently announced that Oy Nautor AB, builder of the world-famous Swan sailing yachts, selected Teamcenter software as its corporate-wide PLM solution and will deploy 60 seats when fully implemented. In addition Nautor has selected Siemens PLM Software’s NX software for yacht development. Siemens PLM Software will provide both software and...

Frans Heesen wins Excellence Award

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 has generated on the global stage, strengthening the image of Holland as...

Longtime Brokers Join Denison Yacht Sales

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...

Welcome aboard!

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 Vinkoert, stated: “Having quite a number of outstanding maritime...

Telemar Yachting To Buy Its US Agent

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 closing before 1 january...

Secure Waters At FLIBS Captains Briefing

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 a much different approach when it comes to dealing with international piracy and...

VIP Boat Show Experience

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, interviews and other happenings in the superyacht...

New NACOS PLATINUM Series VCS

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 of Denmark and...

Racing Boom

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...

Lancia di Lancia

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...

Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association Needed

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 superyacht association, that has the ability to promote both the area as a single...

J-Class Rainbow Update

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 William Starling...