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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.

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

IMTRA Acquires Custom Product Sales Talent

Prentice Weathers

Marine Manufacturer Adds Talented Technical Sales Professional To Expand Key Big Boat Market Segment Presence IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, announced today the addition of Prentice Weathers to its sales team. Focusing on business development efforts for the big boat segment, Weathers has joined Imtra in a Custom Product Sales position. In his new role, Weathers is dedicated to providing excellent customer service

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

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:

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

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.

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

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

Post-Brexit, Lawmakers Call for Royal Yacht's Return

(Photo: The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust)

As Britain sets sail in uncharted waters on the lookout for post-Brexit trade deals, lawmakers and a former diplomat have earmarked two key weapons: the Duchess of Cambridge and a new royal yacht.   Following the vote in June for Britain to leave the European Union

German Shipbuilders Strong in a Weak World Market

High-tech rescue vessel BERINGOV PROLIV built by Nordic Yards intended for use in the arctic. (Photo: Nordic Yards)

VSM: Collapse in demand dampens expectations for the current year   The global shipbuilding industry continued its downturn in 2015 with the number of new orders halved compared to 2013 level. The year 2016 is shaping up to be even worse.   

Manslaughter Charges Sought in Yacht Tragedy

Following the U.K. Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s more than two-year-long investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal loss of the yacht Cheeki Rafiki in May 2014, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided to bring charges against Douglas Innes and Stormforce Coaching

Russian Shipping Firm Sovcomflot 25 pct Stake Sale May Involve New Shares

The privatisation of a 25 percent stake in Russian state shipping firm Sovcomflot may be equally split between existing and new shares, two sources close to the deal told Reuters on Friday. The stake sale in Sovcomflot, Russia's biggest shipping company whose vessels support offshore oil and

Feadship Unveils New Future Concept

Photo: Feadship

Feadship has marked the 10th anniversary of the Feadship Future Concept with a new "blueprint for inspiration."   Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show using a yacht model and an augmented reality experience, the 2016 FFC Choice offers a wealth of opportunities for autonomous living

ALMACO to Build Cabins, Galleys for Rhine Class Ships

Image: ALMACO Group

German shipyard MV WERFTEN has awarded ALMACO Group a contract to build the luxury suites and galley areas for Crystal River Cruises’ four Rhine Class luxury river yachts, which will be delivered in 2017 and 2018 from Wismar.   

Shipbuilding Consolidation: Luerssen Acquires Blohm+Voss GmbH

PHOTO: Betriebsteil Lemwerder©Wolfgang Kundel (terra-air service)

Family owned and Bremen based shipyard, Luerssen acquired storied shipyard Blohm+Voss in Hamburg, the company announced on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.   With the acquisition of Blohm+Voss, Luerssen said it is entering into a long-term relationship to strengthen its portfolio in the

Sparkman & Stephens under New Ownership

Photo courtesy of Sparkman & Stephens

Sparkman & Stephens (S&S), the naval architecture and brokerage firm founded by Olin Stephens and Drake Sparkman in 1929, announced that it was acquired by a group of private investors led by Brooke S. Parish and John B. Reuter. The transaction enables S&S to implement expansion

MN100: ZF Marine Propulsion Systems

Wolfgang Schmid (Photo: ZF)

The Company: ZF Marine supplies propulsion system components for yachts, defense craft, high-speed ferries, workboats and commercial vessels, in a power range from 10 to 14,000 kW. The product portfolio includes a comprehensive range of transmissions (reversing, non-reversing and hybrid)

Grand Bahama Shipyard Expands Sales Team

Photo: Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited

Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) has added three regional sales directors to its Marketing and Sales Division, with posts in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Middle East.   According to the shipyard, their prime objectives will be to increase yard exposure

Schwarze-Robitec Offers Efficiency in Shipbuilding

Image: Schwarze-Robitec

Cruise ships, freighters or yachts require complex supply systems on board to  be able to travel long distances in the open sea. For the supply of oil and gas, for example, many kilometers of pipelines are installed above and below deck

Hammond New International Sales Manager, Fairline Yachts

Robert Hammond

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces Robert Hammond as its new International Sales Manager. Robert will be responsible for Fairline's global sales operations and managing its worldwide dealer network.   A former military pilot, Robert

US Offshore Lease Sale Yields $18 Mln in High Bids

Today’s U.S. oil and gas Lease Sale 248 garnered $18,067,020 in high bids for 24 tracts covering 138,240 acres in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area, announced Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper

Gulf Coast Shipyard Delivers MY Imagine

M.Y. Imagine (Photo: GCSG)

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has delivered the Motor Yacht Imagine.  The M.Y. Imagine, a Trinity built yacht, is a 193’x 32’x 14’6” custom designed semi-displacement aluminum hull and superstructure vessel that was constructed in GCSG’s yard located in New

Yacht Computer Service Expands its IT Service

Photo: Yacht Computer Service

 Any maritime business equals to demanding clients. And not to forget the crew – from any position upwards. As long as everything works, life on board is great.    TV or entertainment systems on any vessel are an absolute must, working at 100%. Most of the time they do

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