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New Management Service at Sunseeker

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When you purchase a superyacht, you may look forward to a life of luxury and relaxation. But all too often, superyacht owners find that possessing such a vessel is not that simple – with administration and operation issues causing potential headaches. Sunseeker Superyacht Management, which was officially launched at the 2009 London International Boat Show, offers a new yacht management service covering administration, maintenance and operation under one roof. Ben Young, founder, Managing Director and a Class IV, 3000 tonne licensed captain, said, "Sunseeker Superyacht Management will not only help the owner recruit the right captain and crew, we’ll also train them, to ensure the service the owners receive is second to none. In addition, we’ll help secure both home and visiting berths, so that the yacht’s passage is seamless and problem-free.” Sunseeker Superyacht Management will also take care of all classification, flagstate, mini-ISM and financial administration. Working with the captain, they then offer practical operational support, providing protection and peace of mind. All this comes with the added security that a company like Sunseeker provides. Known worldwide as the builder of the finest luxury motoryachts, the company has built a reputation for excellence and perfection.


New Horizon Splashes at Trinity Yachts

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Largest American Built Superyacht to Launch in 2011.   Trinity Yachts is pleased to announce that its largest custom superyacht to date—and the largest American built yacht in 2011—the 242’ (73.8m) six-deck, full displacement steel hull, New Horizon, launched in mid November 2011. The epitome of the design, naval architecture and engineering that Trinity Yachts incorporates in each meticulously custom superyacht built, New Horizon caps a remarkable year for the U.S


QuietPower-HPU for Superyachts

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ABT-TRAC (Arcturus Marine) has released QuietPower HPU - a new modular hydraulic power unit (HPU) family for the superyacht industry. The QuietPower-HPU was developed specifically for superyachts to provide hydraulic power for stabilizers, thrusters, windlass and other deck functions with significantly less noise than is ordinarily associated with active hydraulics. The QuietPower HPU is manufactured as a module in the ABT-TRAC factory in Rohnert Park, California.


First Self-Sufficient Zero Carbon Life Support Vessel (LSV)

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The Ocean Empire LSV (life support vessel) is a 144.3-ftSolar Hybrid Superyacht with two Hydroponic farms and fishing facilities to harvest the sea. Her solar powered propulsion systems and all the hotel amenities of a luxury global voyager are supplied by harnessing 3 major sources of sustainable of energy. The first and foremost source of energy is from the Sun which powers Solar Cells (covering the entire surface of the vessel) while at the same time illuminating 2 Hydroponic farms


Dockwise Offers Southbound Superyacht Discount Deliveries

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Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) teams up with New Zealand Millennium Cup for competitor yacht deliveries DYT offers an attractive discount on southbound shipping for the 2013 as well as 2014 and 2015 editions of the popularNew Zealand Millenium Cup superyacht event. The discounted  DYT voyage for 2013 will sail from Palma de Mallorca, Spain at the end of November and stop in Le Marin (Martinique),  Port Everglades (Florida) and Golfito (Costa Rica) in December before arriving


World Superyacht Award Winner 'Seriously' for Sale

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Builders Feadship puts its World Superyacht award-winning 45m megayacht for sale at a reduced 29.8 million Euro price. From the moment of her launch Feadship had special plans for the 45-metre Helix. The world's leading luxury motoryacht builder knew that she would be ideal to showcase the Feadship lifestyle to new and potential clients across the Far East. Helix fulfilled this brief in spectacular fashion during 2012, receiving honoured guests onboard in China, Singapore


Jay Kiley Joins GMT Composites

Jay Kiley (left) joins David, Schwartz (right) at GMT Composites, Inc.

GMT Composites announced the appointment of Jay Kiley as Director of Sales and Marketing. Kiley comes to GMT after seven years selling superyacht rigging to vessels 79 ft and larger throughout the world for both Global BSI Rigging Service, Inc and OYS Service. Kiley has spent his entire career in the marine industry: prior to his rigging experience he has run a ship chandlery, sold boats and managed marine finance divisions for both John Deere Credit and Key Bank on both a regional and


Viking Recruitment Sets Green Standard

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 ISS Perennial Gold Sponsor, Viking Recruitment, Sets “Green Standard” in the U.K. by Designing and Building “Viking House,” a Passivhaus Certified Building, for its Expanding Workforce.   The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to acknowledge the groundbreaking “green” efforts of perennial Gold Supporter, Viking Recruitment. Viking’s steadfast commitment to the superyacht industry is apparent in their


French Rieviera Superyacht Repair Yard Acquired by Monaco Marine

 Monaco Marine has gained a foothold in Antibes on the French Riviera with the acquisition of superyacht refit yard Antibes Marine Chantier The take-over places Monaco Marine closer to its clients by extending the company's network of five shipyards and consolidates its presence in the PACA (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur) region on the Mediterranean coast. Antibes Marine Chantier (better known as Chantier Tréhard) repairs and refits superyachts up to 42m (138ft)


Damen-built GARÇON Wins Innovation Award

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The 67m Fast Yacht Support vessel, GARÇON, built by Damen, has won the ISS Awards of Distinction for Innovation at the International Superyacht Society Awards Gala in Fort Lauderdale. GARÇON came out top of an industry-led voting process that assessed five shortlisted entries in the competitive and broad-ranging Innovation category. According to the International Superyacht Society: “The Excellence in Innovation award is given to an individual or business that has


Glass Apart: Feadship Launch Connoiseur's Superyacht

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Holland's Feadship say they have launched the 46.22-metre semi-displacement motoryacht 'Como', created for the highly experienced New Zealand yachtsman Neville Crichton. Having previously built a large number of competitive sailing yachts in his native New Zealand and more recently owned a


BMT Nigel Gee is Actively Hiring

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BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced expansion activity at its offices in Southampton to meet a large increase in design work. Operating across four principal market sectors


Aigua Sea School Expands Simulator Capacity

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Six months after the initial installation of a classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Trainers, the Aigua Sea School in Mallorca has placed a follow-up order to further expand its simulator training capacity. The follow-up order for NAUTIS simulators was placed after positive feedback from both students


Manage Crew from the Cloud

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With cloud computing technology having an increasing impact on daily life, its no surprise that more and more companies are turning to the cloud and the superyacht industry is no different. i-Bos Ltd, a crew management software provider is one of the first companies to launch their software to


CWind Backs New BV Class as Second Vessel Attains Classification

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has announced a second of its vessels, the CWind Resolution due to be named later today in Brightlingsea, has gained the new class notation ‘Wind Farm Service Ships’ introduced by Bureau Veritas earlier this year.


VEEM Appoints SAIM Gyro Range Sales Agent

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Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this year, VEEM Ltd. has now agreed territories and principle responsibilities with the Italian marine equipment distributor SAIM Group. SAIM Group will be responsible for increasing awareness of the Australian engineering


Wahoo Goes Digital with Raymarine

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Raymarine supplies complete navigation and control system for Wahoo RIBs’ flagship LX600 Wahoo RIBs has chosen Raymarine to supply a complete navigation and control system for its luxurious new flagship, the Wahoo LX600. Based on a race-winning design from the great naval architect Lorne


Alewijnse to Refit Seismic Vessel Polarcus Naila

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Systems integrator Alewijnse Marine Systems has been awarded the contract for the full electrical refit of the seismic vessel Polarcus Naila. The ultra-modern, 12 streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel will arrive in February 2014 at the Damen-owned yard Shipdock Amsterdam for a refit scheduled to last 35


Superyacht Shipyard Expansion for Yacht Solutions

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Yacht Solutions at Italthai Marine has expanded its facility and tripled its superyacht yard capacity in response to the overwhelming demand for space in Thailand’s first dedicated superyacht facility in Bangkok. Since the partnership began in January between Yacht Solutions and Italthai


Seatorque Boost for Brazil’s Biggest Superyacht

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Brazilian superyacht builder MCP Yachts credited Seatorque Control Systems for contributing to the outstanding performance of its latest launch – the Hemisphere 140 Raffaella II. Incorporating Seatorque’s enclosed drive shaft system, the 43m aluminum vessel


WASSP Goes Wireless with New Remote Mapping System

Installed in the tender or support vessel of a super yacht, the WASSP-Wireless system uses a wifi radio link to send a real-time sea floor map back to the vessel.

Award winning multi-beam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd. debuted its latest system – now for super yacht applications. WASSP-Wireless has been designed to address superyacht captains’ concerns about underwater obstacle avoidance, hull damage or grounding the vessel.


Young Designer of the Year Oceanco Yard Tour

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Oceanco sponsored the Showboats Design Awards “Young Designer of the Year Award,” which was presented to Stefano Inglese during a ceremony hosted in the prestigious Monaco Opera House the June 21, 2013. Oceanco said it places great importance in supporting the yachting industry by


Chinese Customer Signs Up for CRN Megayacht

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CRN say they have signed  a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a Chinese client for a 68 metres superyacht, the biggest vessel ever sold by CRN and Ferretti Group in China. The historic Italian shipyard of Ancona, part of Ferretti Group, which specialises in the construction and sale of


Bolideck Future Teak on Deck for Luxury

Standards set by yacht owners for stylish decking that is also environmentally responsible are being matched in the yacht support vessel market. Dutch flooring and decking specialist Bolidt has secured a new contract to supply and install Bolideck Future Teak for the deck onboard a Fast Yacht


IYC Names its Brokers of the Year

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International Yacht Collection (IYC) iannounced that Frank Grzeszczak and Barbara Stork Landeweer are the company’s  2013 Yacht Broker and Charter Brokers of Year, respectively. Representative of a banner year for IYC, both brokers played a pivotal role in promoting the superyacht


 
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