US boatbuilders OBX plan new models in its popular 2013 'Express' range of powerboats After the successful launch of the 32 Express at the 2012 Miami and Palm Beach Boatshows, OBX Boatworks is expanding their line up with several new models for 2013. The new models are: 38 Express 38 Walkaround 32 Walkaround 26 Center Console 24 Center Console At the Autumn boatshows customers were asking for a larger model that could be used for extended cruising and offshore fishing as well as smaller trailerable center consoles. Based on the demand, OBX is going forward with two new 38’ models and a 26’ and 24’ Center Console. These new models should be ready for launch in Spring 2013. The 38 Walkaround and 38 Express will be offshore fishing boats with the comfort of a cruising yacht. They will blend the best of both worlds in an easily managed package. The new 32 Walkaround will be a center console Hybrid that will feature a compact cabin and head but retain all the fishability of a center console. The 26 and 24 center consoles will round out the OBX line and offer customers the big boat feel of an OBX in a smaller package. A 29’ model is in the plans for the future as well as larger flybridge models in the 40-50’ range. OBX Boatworks have built their business on 15 years of Harkers Island boatbuilding tradition.
China's recent Shanghai Boatshow reports attendance up 40%, & of almost 500 boats on show most carried 'Sold' stickers at the close The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) came to a close at Shanghai's World Expo site where it had moved for its 17th rendition. Figures just in and showed turnover up a remarkable 120% to 2.2 Bn RMB with overseas visitors up 50%, although they were responsible for a small fraction of the boat sales
UK yachtbuilders Oyster launch two new models, the Oyster 725 and Oyster 885 at Amsterdam and Southampton boatshows. Both yachts have just completed fit out at the Oyster Yachts build facility in Southampton, England, and are now being rigged and fully commissioned ahead of their boat show debuts. Oyster 725-01 will make her European première at the Amsterdam Seaport Show before heading back across the North Sea to go on display at the PSP Southampton Boat Show before handover to her
The Ferretti 570 wins award as best motor yacht below 60 ft in length at the 2012 Xiamen International Boat Show. The prestigious Chinese Yachting Industry Award was awarded to the Ferretti 570, which was recognised as the Best Motor Yacht in the category below 60 feet in length. Moreover, Speedo Marine - the local dealer with whom the Ferretti Group displayed an Altura 840 during the Xiamen Show - was selected as the best dealer on the Chinese market.
China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) participating companies preview China's boating market. On April 11th 2013 the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) comes of age to shows itself a key player in the Chinese water leisure market. CIBS has grown virtually every year since its birth in an underground car park 18 years ago and 2013 is no exception with its exhibition area up by 37% to 48,000 sq m
Northern Lights to feature its Diesel Exhaust Cleaning System (DECS) at the 2013 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show. Based on DCL International’s MARINE-X™ system, DECS removes soot and particulate matter as it is emitted from the diesel engine. The air and water quality on and around the vessel is vastly improved, offering a clean, enjoyable environment for everyone on board. When equipped with DECS