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Fairline Launches New Targa 58 GT at London Boat Show

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. The new Targa 44 Open, which is being introduced alongside the latest Targa 44...

New Global Headquarters Paradox Marine

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, research & development, sales & marketing and manufacturing & distribution...

Rondal’s Rig Gets In The Spirit

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 global cruising, while at the same time being capable of competing in the top...

Second Emirates Boat Show International

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 of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al...

Crown Ltd Onboard Monaco Award Winner

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...

Vitruvius 73.3m Contract

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...

Colombo Electric Fast Boat

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 the deck, the cockpit and the accessories are the same of the gasoline...

Jeppesen Marine Light Marine Leadership Team

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 challenging...

Blind Date at 2009 Fort Lauderdale Show

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.  The Patrick Knowles Designs (PKD) interior is a mirror image of the virtual interior...

Feadship Inevitable Best Refit 2009

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

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 compromise on luxury and comfort. The foundation of Green Voyager’s lowered impact is in...

Island of Man Yacht Forum

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 of Man for yacht and aircraft management and registration to industry professionals from around...

Lifebuoy Shooting Unit

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 item like a lifebuoy and the attached smoke pot. Lift Emotion has designed a...

H2 Refit

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 in offering design services focused on the refitting of yacht interiors and exterior modifications. H2 design...

Adriatic Boat Show

NCP Group, organizer of the Adriatic Boat Show, entered the final phase of preparations for the second edition of this nautical show of new and used vessels. The show takes places from 17 to 21 September in Mandalina Marina, Croatia’s first dedicated mega yacht marina. The 22,000 visitors during last year’s edition confirm this...

New CEO Vicem Yachts

Vicem Yachts, the Turkish builder of classic style motor yachts, sport fishers, cruisers and megayachts, has announced Alberto Perrone Da Zara as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Perrone Da Zara, who comes to Vicem from Ferretti Group USA/Allied Marine, started on 7 September 2009. Perrone Da Zara’s hiring to the position by Vicem...

Lloyd’s List Global Award

International Paint’s revolutionary, fluoropolymer foul release coating, Intersleek 900, has won a prestigious Lloyd’s List Global Award in the Clean Seas Category 2009. Held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 8 September 2009, the Clean Seas Award, sponsored by the Bahamas Maritime Authority, honours an institution, firm or individual which has made...

My Petra on Display

Motor yacht My Petra of Heesen Yachts has been successfully delivered to her owners in Malta, following a christening that took place at the shipyard in Oss Harbour, the Netherlands, on Sunday 14 June. She will be on display at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, from 9 to 14 September, Jetée Albert...

Voyage for Human Rights

The Dutch organization Miles4Justice will sail a yacht in honor of Human Rights Watch into New York Bay on 8 September 2009, concluding a 1,000-mile journey as part of the NY400 – Holland on the Hudson celebration. The voyage down the Atlantic coast replicates the northern leg of Henry Hudson’s original voyage, and Miles4Justice...

Tò-Kalòn and Ingot Nominated

Tò-Kalòn, a 31m enclosed bridge motor yacht and Ingot, a 47m tri-deck motor yacht have been selected by the International Superyacht Society membership as finalists for the 2009 International Superyacht Society Design Awards in their respective categories. Both yachts were built in 2008 by Burger Boat Company. Each year the International Superyacht Society recognizes yacht...

Ancòra

Ancòra is the latest jewel manufactured by Baglietto in La Spezia, Italy. Ancòra, fully built in steel and aluminium, has a length of 42,75 m and a width of approx. 9 m. The external lines are slender, as set by the tradition of Baglietto’s displacement yachts designed by the Italian Designer Francesco Paszkowski. The...

Jackpot Orders

This month Perini Navi has signed two important contracts for the sale of a 50m sailing yacht, and a 73.30m motor yacht of its Picchiotti-Vitruvius series. The Perini Navi Group, which has entered the motor yacht market only two years ago with the relaunching of its Picchiotti brand, celebrates the third contract for the...

ADYS Returns

The Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS), the Middle East’s first and only show exclusively for yachts over 25 m long, will return from 25 to 27 February 2010 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Marina (ADNEC). There will be considerably more exhibition space and several changes in format for the second edition,...

From Rabbit to Winged Stallion

Following an extensive ten-month refit, Feadship De Vries Makkum has re-launched Pegasus. Built in 1995 by Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw in Aalsmeer as White Rabbit, she was bought by a new Greek owner in 2008 who decided to bring the yacht ‘home’ for a major refit and lengthening. The project included an extension of...

Nazenin V Launched

Turkish RMK Marine recently launched Nazenin V. The elegant aluminium 52m ketch was launched on the new customized rail slipway at the yard. The new slipway can carry vessels of up to 60m in length and with a capacity of 685 tonnes. Technical sea trials are currently taking place close to RMK Marine in...