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West Coast Custom Yachts Name Dealer

Crow’s Nest Yachts named West Coast dealer for Westcoast Custom Yachts Crow's Nest Yachts is the new exclusive dealer for Westcoast Custom Yachts, featuring 62' and 64' Pilothouse models, and a 64' Express Cruiser. Crow’s Nest Yachts  announces it is now the exclusive West Coast dealer for Westcoast Custom Yachts, located in British Columbia, Canada. Crow’s Nest Yachts is featuring the North American-built yachts at its locations in Seattle, Newport Beach and San Diego beginning in early May. Renowned boat builder Forbes Cooper is behind Westcoast Custom Yachts. He’s been manufacturing boats since the 1970’s, first with his Cooper sailboat, and then with the Cooper Prowler series of yachts in the 1980’s. Cooper has come out of retirement to put his mark on these new well-crafted yachts. Westcoast Custom Yachts features 62’ and 64’ Pilothouse models, combining large interiors, roomy flybridges, and expansive cockpits with impressive performance, dependability and economy. Due in late May is a 64’ model from their new line of low-profile, customizable Express Cruisers, featuring modern European styling. “These semi-custom designs are perfect for West Coast boaters,” said Dennis Riehl, Crow’s Nest Yachts Newport Beach. “They’re exactly the kind of yacht and price point that works well for either the weekend boater or serious long range yachtsman


Burger Appoints Mitchell

Joining Burger in August 2002, Mitchell has been continuously promoted to various positions throughout the company. Mitchell has combined his initial education in Mechanical Design with 23 years of prior manufacturing experience, including Plant Managing and 15 years ownership of his own business. Burger Boat Company designs and builds custom motor yachts, in aluminum and/or steel, ranging in sizes to 200' (60m). Since 1863 Burger has been recognized internationally for design


Motor Yacht Launched

Pluckebaum Custom Boats recently completed production of a custom 53 ft. Sedan Fly Bridge Motor Yacht. The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 diesels and uses auxiliary power from a Westerbeke 15 kW genset. Electronics include Furuno 1942 radar, Icom radios, Standard sum logs and Mathers Micro commanders. A unique feature is the extremely large hydraulic powered swim platform designed for watersports, as well as the ability to carry a personal watercraft.


Real Ships Yachts Expands in European

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Real Ships, the custom steel boatbuilder in Alabama, now offers its American-made yachts to the European cruising market. Aventura, a 77 ft Expedition produced by Joe Johnson’s Real Ships, debuted at the October Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Heikki Luoma’s Compass International, Palma de Mallorca-based dealership in Spain, will now provide exclusive European representation for Real Ships yachts. Compass International has been offering brokerage, mooring, charter


Towering Mast Fitted to Sailing Superyacht

Better Place Construction: Photo courtesy of Wally

Wally-built yacht 'Better Place' sails the Mediterranean with a Hall Spars 67.5 m (221.4 ft) high modulus carbon mast. Wally, a leading builder of innovative state-of-the-art sail and power yachts, has successfully launched the stunning Bugatti blue colored 50-meter sailing yacht Better Place, the world’s largest sloop in carbon fiber, developed on the lines of Tripp Design with the interiors by Wetzels Brown Partners, and mast and boom by Hall Spars.


Elandra Yachts Expands Gold Coast Operations

Tom Barry, Cotter and Luke Durman

  Australia’s newest luxury motor yacht brand Elandra Yachts has expanded its Gold Coast operations on the back of rapid growth and increased interest from Australian and international buyers. The high-end marine vessel manufacturer has acquired a further 1,000 square metres of floor space at its Arundel base, in line with Elandra’s projected growth and entry into the crucial US market. Since its launch last year


News: Newport Shipyard Announces Promotions

Bruce Brown, Chief Operating Officer, announced a number of new staff appointments at the Newport Shipyard. The shipyard is expanding its management team so that the yard can better handle an influx of new work. Mr. Brown said, "These senior staff appointments greatly enhance the shipyard's ability to successfully contract and manage both yacht and commercial work." Mark Mutty, with over 28 years in the boating industry and well versed in both yacht and commercial applications of yacht


Tricon’s Argos Gulfstream 92 Finalist for Yacht Award

Tricon Marine announced that its Argos Gulfstream 92 (G92) has been chosen alongside the Ferretti Custom Line 124 and Sunseeker 130 Predator as a finalist in the “Flybridge over 24 meters – Innovation” category for the “World YACHTS Trophies”. Tricon’s Argos G92 is the first China-built yacht to reach the "World YACHTS Trophies" finals. The 91.8-ft Argos G92 features a private master SkySuite stateroom amidship on the second deck


MTN Commits to Intelsat Open Architecture Satellite Platform

Intelsat S.A., & MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) agree to provide satellite services to Caribbean cruise & yacht customers Under a long-term agreement, MTN will leverage the first Intelsat EpicNG satellite, Intelsat 29e, to provide more than 2 gigabits of capacity for MTN's cruise and yacht customers in the Caribbean. The Intelsat EpicNG platform is a complementary overlay to Intelsat's leading global satellite network


Sunseeker 28 Metre Wins Award

Sunseeker 28m Motor Yacht: Photo credit Sunseeker

Sunseeker 28 metre superyacht scoops 'Best Custom Yacht' title at the Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2013 in London. The stunning Sunseeker 28 m yacht beat off competition from some of the world's finest manufacturers from across the world, including Princess, Arcadia and Ferretti. The 28 Metre, which launched in January 2012, uses ultra-modern materials to reach new heights in design and engineering excellence.  Its revolutionary use of space incorporates full height and wrap-around


Indonesia Unveils Port Reforms, New Investment Rules

The amount of time it takes for imports to clear Indonesian ports will be reduced to 3.7 days from 4.7 days under new reforms of procedures, the chief economics minister said.   The port changes were announced on Tuesday as part of an 11th package of measures President Joko Widodo's


Chinese Fast Ferry Delivered

HAI QIN (Photo: Afai Southern Shipyard)

Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou) Ltd.  and CoCo Yachts B.V., announced  that the first of the two  fast ferries was delivered to Zhuhai High Speed Ferry Company in late February. The vessel named HAI QIN recorded a top speed of 38.11 knots at full load on sea trials.


Amels 242 on Sea Trials

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

 The 74-meter long luxury superyacht built at Vlissingen shipyard has started shipbuilder's sea trials. Amels is now recognised as one of the most successful superyacht builders in Holland.    "Even the chilly Dutch North Sea looks rather nice when graced by the gorgeous


AWO President Champions the Jones Act

Tom Allegretti (File photo)

On April 14 in testimony before the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Tom Allegretti, President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators (AWO), will press for continued defense of the Jones Act and a uniform federal


ABB’s Azipod Propulsion for Superyacht

Azipod CO Lingang China Photo ABB

ABB will deliver electrical propulsion and power systems to a new luxury superyacht. The 100+ meter LOA vessel, Zoza (working title), is scheduled for delivery in 2018 and will be built by Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy.   The owner of the ship selected ABB’s Azipod propulsion at


USACE Orders Foil-assisted Survey Catamaran

Image: AAM

All American Marine to construct hydrofoil-assisted survey catamaran for USACE Philadelphia District   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a contract to All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) for the design and construction of a new hydrofoil supported aluminum catamaran survey


AAM to Construct USACE Survey Catamaran

Photo: USACE

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the design and construction of a new hydrofoil supported aluminum catamaran survey vessel.    The vessel will primarily perform survey missions and some dive operations in


Lucas is Director, Customer Service & Membership, Suntex Marinas

Martin Lucas Courtesy Suntex Marinas

Suntex Marinas, an owner and operator of marina properties, announced today the promotion of Martin Lucas to the role of Director of Customer Service and Memberships. In this new position, Lucas will spearhead the development and execution of customer interaction and retention initiatives.


FUSION to Feature on Linssen Yachts

FUSION is the worldwide leader in marineaudio engineering

FUSION confirmed today that its industry-leading marine entertainment systems are featured on the premier vessels produced by Dutch yacht builder, Linssen Yachts. Marine equipment and technology distributor Technautic provides Linssen with the latest head units from FUSION Entertainment


New Marina for Luxury Yachts at DP World's Rashid Port

Image: DP World

 DP World has announced plans to build a new marina for luxury yachts at Port Rashid in Dubai.   The project comes in response to an increased demand for luxury yachts. Tenders for construction will be invited soon.   The first phase of the project is scheduled to open by 2018


First Ever At-sea Customs and Fisheries Boardings Conducted

Capt. Heidi Agle, commodore, Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa, presents a plaque to Chief of Cameroon Navy representative, Capt. Fru Fon Clement, chief of logistics at Naval Headquarters, during a closing ceremony for African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership Cameroon March 11, 2016. Cameroon Navy, customs and fisheries worked with U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and civilian mariners aboard USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1), during the facilitated theater security cooperation initiative that ai

USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) and an embarked multinational law enforcement team, working with Cameroon Navy Ships Ntem (108) and Sanaga (109), conducted the first ever at-sea customs and fisheries boardings supported by Cameroon Navy. The Cameroon Navy vessels patrolled the entirety of the Cameroon


MarineMax Expands into Yacht Management, Placement, Chartering

Bill McGill, MarineMax President and CEO Photo MarineMax

At a special press event held at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, MarineMax announced today that they are expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter of luxury megayachts.  Bob Saxon Associates, has joined MarineMax as part of the new endeavor that will be headquartered


Fire Destroys 6 Boats at Port Orchard Yacht Club

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division

 Six boats and 10 housing sheds were destroyed by a fierce fire early Sunday morning at the Port Orchard Yacht Club.   South Kitsap Fire officials say the fire broke out around 3 a.m. at the yacht club on Bay Street.   


US Nabs Sub Carrying $200M of Cocaine [Video]

Photo: U.S.Customs and Border Protection

A mini-submarine carrying $200 million worth of cocaine was intercepted by authorities in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.    The Customs and Border Protection air crew from Corpus Christi was involved in the arrest of four people aboard a mini-submarine headed for the U.S


74-Meter Amels 242 in Sea Trials

AMELS 242 Photo Damen

Even the chilly Dutch North Sea looks rather nice when graced by the gorgeous lines of the new 74-metre AMELS 242, out for sea trials near the AMELS yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. With her long streamlined looks created by renowned British designer Tim Heywood






 
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