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Fraser Yachts' 5th Sale in 10 days

Columbus Classic 65M

Fraser Yachts announced this morning its fifth yacht sale in just ten days. Whilst the summer period is traditionally a quieter time for yacht sales 2014 seems determined to continue the positive path it set out on at the beginning of the year. Last week the 26m ELENA B from Cantieri di Pisa was sold by Oscar Romano, quickly followed by the 35m Benetti PARADIGM sold by Michael Selter in San Diego, the 44m CRESCENT 144 currently under construction at Crescent Yachts in Canada which was sold by Neal Esterly also in San Diego and the classic motor yacht CAPELLA C, sold by Richard Earp in the Monaco office. Now EVIL ZANA has been added to the list, a 38m Sunseeker sold by Antoine Larricq also in the Monaco office. Fabio Ermetto, Chairman of Fraser Yachts commented, “This is clearly excellent news not just for us but for the industry as a whole. There are a number of economic concerns at the moment but our brokers are continuing to work hard and close deals. What is especially important for us is that these sales are taking place all over the world and for all different types and sizes of yachts; proving that we truly are The Superyacht Experts”. The announcement of the five sales confirms Fraser Yachts’ leading position as the number one brokerage company. Market Intelligence data recently published by Boat International Media showed that in the first six months of the year Fraser Yachts once again sold more superyachts than any other brokerage

Boat Show at Miami Beach Registered Strong Sales

Photo credit: Palm Beach Boatshow

Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach – attendance, exhibitors, sales up Attendance at the recent Miami Beach Boat Show based on concession sales and number of people using show transportation at the free-to-the-public event, was up more than 7 percent. Most importantly, notably strong sales activity was reported by numerous builders including Fairline, Viking, Ferretti, Hatteras, Westport and Marquis and brokerages including Allied Marine, HMY and Merle Wood, among others.

Natansohn Named Seabourn President

Deborah L. Natansohn has been named president of Seabourn Cruise Line. A well-known industry veteran, Natansohn most recently was senior vice president of sales and marketing for Cunard Line Ltd., where she spearheaded the launch of the celebrated Queen Mary 2 and the rebranding of the venerable line. Natansohn's appointment is part of a corporate restructuring in which the ultra luxury, all-suite Yachts of Seabourn will operate as an independent brand within the Carnival Corporation

Update Donated Boats, Yachts and Ships

Rob Scanlan, CMS/MMS/ACMS Accredited & Certified Marine Surveyor gives the following guidance on the new law regarding donated boats, yachts and ships: The new law states that the deduction value of a donated boat, yacht or ship is limited to the gross proceeds of a sale by the charity on the open market. There is however, exceptions to the gross proceeds rule which will allow you to deduct the fair market on the date it was donated. They are as follows:

New Horizon Splashes at Trinity Yachts

Yacht New Horizon on the Water.

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

Damen-built GARÇON Wins Innovation Award

GARÇON (Photo: Damen)

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

Walker Engineering Announces Promotions

Michael DeLillo, recently received the promotion of vice president of sales & marketing for Walker. He first joined Walker Engineering in 1994 as the regional manager for the Southeastern United States. DeLillo moved to the California headquarters, when he was promoted to director of sales and marketing for the company. As vice president, he will continue to be responsible for the overall sales and marketing of the Walker AIRSEP®, FUELSEP® and the new ALGAESEP® product lines

Genmar Sells Hatteras Yachts to Brunswick

Genmar Holdings, Inc. announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Hatteras Yachts, Inc. to Brunswick Corporation for approximately $80 million in cash. The agreement contains provisions allowing for an additional payment of up to $20 million based on Hatteras achieving certain financial targets over the next 20 months. Consistent with its June 27, 2001announcement, Genmar's Board of Directors considered all appropriate alternatives with respect to Hatteras and concluded a

Yacht Business Improves – Boat Show Retrospective

Photo courtesy of Show Management

Show Management believes turnaround in yachting business has begun from evidence of recent Palm Beach International Boat Show There were signs at the recent Palm Beach International Boat Show that the much anticipated turnaround of the yachting industry has begun.  Compared to 2011, attendance was up 12 percent cumulatively the first two days of the four-day show. Show Management, the company which produces the boat show, reported more boats on display in several categories this year

VesselVanguard Partners with Hatteras Yachts


  VesselVanguard announced today a new partnership with Hatteras Yachts to provide a five-year subscription for its award-winning maintenance management solution to every buyer of a new Hatteras convertible or motor yacht. Hatteras owners will be among the first to have access to two groundbreaking new features of VesselVanguard’s cloud-based technology: GPLink telematics integration and interactive deck maps.

RINA Launches New Services for Yacht

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Press release - Italy-based classification society RINA has launched a series of new services and standards aimed at helping the growing global yacht industry to grow efficiencies and reduce its environmental footprint. The five new services being rolled out in the last quarter of 2015 are a

Fincantieri, Pininfarina Introduced “Ottantacinque”

Concept of a latest-generation luxury mega yacht.

  At the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show held this morning Fincantieri, leading western shipbuilding group, and Pininfarina, standard-bearer of the Italian design for 85 years, introduced the “Ottantacinque” concept of a latest-generation luxury mega yacht.

Damen’s New Yacht Range Sails to the Extremes

Image: Damen

Damen’s new SeaXplorer yacht range brings true capability to expedition yachting, from extreme polar to remote tropical areas.   The world’s first purpose-built, Polar Code compliant range of expedition yachts has been launched by Dutch shipbuilder Damen and its luxury

Barcelona Yacht Repairer Adds New Pearlson Shiplift

Barcelona Yacht Repairer

Yacht service, refit, repair and maintenance yard Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) has awarded a contract to Pearlson Shiplift Corporation (PSC) for the design and supply of a new ship lift and transfer system as part of an expansion project underway at its Barcelona shipyard.

US to Open Bids for Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it is set to conduct a Gulf of Mexico Western Planning Area Lease Sale 246 on Wednesday, August 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Doors open at 7:30 and bid reading begins at 9 a.m. CDT.   

Palmer Johnson Yatchs Shuts Sturgeon Bay, Moves to Europe

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 Luxury yacht manufacturer Palmer Johnson Yachts is closing its production facilities in Sturgeon Bay because of dwindling sales and competition from overseas.   In a plant closing notice filed Wednesday with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

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

Neander Deal Sees Yanmar Return to Diesel Outboards

Left to right: Floris Lettinga, YMI Global Sales Manager, with Lutz W. Lester: Managing Director Neander Shark (Photo: Oliver Franke)

Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has reached an agreement for exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer Neander Shark.   YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands

Oil is Down, Not Out: BOEM Proposes 40-Million-Acre GOM Lease Sale

Despite the continued depressed price of oil and gas, the U.S.  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) via Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced that BOEM will offer 40 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development in sales that will

Pettit Paint Debuts Antifouling Line for Yachts

  Pettit Marine Paint, leading manufacturer of high performance marine coatings, announced today the release of the all-new superyacht antifouling system, the Pettit XL line. Consisting of the top-selling antifouling products in Pettit’s line

Dometic Promotes Trigg

Dometic Group promoted Ned Trigg to Executive Vice President of Dometic’s Marine division.   In his new role, Trigg will be the business leader for the Marine OEM and Aftermarket divisions for the Americas region. This includes sales, application engineering, customer service

Yenisei River Helps Saves 4 Sailors

Courtesy Dynagas

  Dynagas infomred that their 155,000-cbm newbuilding Yenisei River, which was delivered in July, braved moderate to rough seas to go to the aid of the yacht Caprea which was taking in water. They picked up the four sailors after their yacht began flooding off western France.

International Yachts Under Biosecurity Spotlight in NZ

Image by Mediterranean luxury yacht charters

 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand plans to turn the biosecurity spotlight on international yachts visiting Northland this season, says a government press release published in the Scoop.   Last season MPI introduced a range of new biosecurity checks following two

New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America

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Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc.    Huybrechts took over for CEO and President Waldemar Poulsen

SAILOR VSAT Antenna Systems Unveiled

Photo: Cobham SATCOM

Press release - The team at Cobham SATCOM is unveiling a new generation of 60cm Ka-band VSAT antenna systems at Monaco Yacht Show this week.   The new SAILOR 60 GX and SAILOR 600 VSAT Ka are based on a lightweight, high performance Ka-band VSAT platform designed for Inmarsat Global Xpress

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