Azimut Planing-Megayacht Under Construction
Azimut starts construction on 42-meter triple-deck planing megayacht Azimut Yachts announced the start of construction of their 42-meter planing megayacht. The largest of the line the new model include accommodation for twelve guests in five cabins as well crew size of ten. Technically, she will have a top speed in the region of 22-knots with cruising at 17-knots. All to be made possible via her intended twin MTU 16V 4000 M93L engines. Sailing conservatively at 12-knots or less, the Azimut Grande 42-meter will have a range of 1,200 nautical miles or more.
Emmi Network Launches Shipcontrol.com
ShipControl, designed for the management of shipping companies, shipowners, maritime transport and merchant marine, offers a range of applications and flexibility. The user can set up the options to his needs, a tool aimed to cover the needs of security and safety services, control of fleets. Shipping companies can control their fleets from the site www.shipcontrol.com through the new positioning system from an Internet-enabled computer. They will obtain in real time the position, course and speed of the vessel represented on an elaborate marine chart. Emmi Network developes customized applications for the different shipping companies as has been done with the Spanish firm Transmediterránea one of the first companies to use the tracking system.
Navis Wins DNV Autopilot Approvals
DNV MED-B certification opens yacht market for Navis AP4000 autopilot. Helsinki-based Navis Engineering Oy has passed an important milestone in the yacht sector, after receiving MED-B type approval for its latest generation type AP4000 autopilot from classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Issued for a five-year period, the MED-B certificate provides assurance that the product complies with all the relevant international standards imposed on marine equipment of this type. The approval covers equipment delivery to newbuildings or existing vessels for retrofit.
Seakeeper Organizes Distribution Network
Since the exclusivity agreement with Azimut Yachts ended, Seakeeper has brought on one new US and six new international distributors to keep up with increasing demand. In North America, Seaworthy Marine Supply will now cover Texas from its headquarters in Fulton. The company will supplement Seakeeper's established US distributors, Mack Boring & Parts Co. of Union, New Jersey and Atlantic Marine Power Systems of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Located in Dordrecht, Kemper van Twist of the Netherlands will handle its homeland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Athens-based Motocraft will manage Greece and the Turkish market will be served by Marina Deniz. Across the globe, Marine Express will cover Brazil from Sao Paulo, while Super Marine will service the Persian Gulf region, including Kuwait and the UAE.
NAIAD Acquires VT Motion Control Group
USA Naiad Maritime Group, Inc. and VT Group plc (VT) announced Naiad Maritime Group’s completion of the acquisition of the collection of businesses known as the VT Motion Control Group, including Naiad Marine Systems, Maritime Dynamics, Vosper Motion Control and Vosper Stabilizers. The acquisition was led by John Venables, former Group President of the VT Motion Control businesses, with 27 years in various engineering and executive capacities at the companies. Venables will continue to lead the business as President & CEO of Naiad Maritime Group. Naiad Maritime Group, Inc. is comprised of Naiad Dynamics US, Inc., Naiad Dynamics UK, Limited, and Naiad Dynamics Holland, BV. It has operations in Connecticut, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Australia.
ART Marine Appoints Constantinou CEO
ART Marine, an Abraaj Capital portfolio company and the Middle East's largest importer and distributor of luxury motor-yachts, announced the appointment of a highly experienced CEO from the United States to drive its expansion in the region as demand for pleasure craft begins to recover. Demonstrating the Gulf's continued ability to attract some of the world's most talented professionals, Constantinos Constantinou joins Dubai-based ART Marine from Cobalt Yachts in Tenn., where he served as President. Constantinou began his career in Cyprus with Cobra Marine Services.
Wood Forever Pact: New Criteria for RINA Green Plus Yacht
A Monaco yacht show dedicated to the Green philosophy through numerous initiatives aimed at boosting environmental awareness in the world of pleasure craft. On Saturday 28 September, aboard the 55-meter Ocean Paradise built by Benetti shipyards, an event was held which left a notable green footprint on the decks of the super yachts: leading classification company RINA Services and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation joined forces to promote the sustainable use of wood in the yachting industry.
MTU's New Generation Series 2000 Yacht Engine
MTU will be presenting its propulsion and system solutions at the International yachting “Festival de la Plaisance” in Cannes from September 9-14, 2014. Visitors will be able to discover the extensive portfolio of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary at Stand JAS-025. An advanced Series 2000 M96 yacht engine which meets US emission stage EPA Tier 3 (for leisure craft) will be on view for the first time. “The latest generation of Series 2000 engines stands out with optimized acceleration and low fuel consumption.
Italian Shipbuilding: Cruising on the Crest of a Wave
Traditionally, Italy’s location and coastal development have continued to ensure the country a flow of income from its role as a strategic European hub in what has come to be known as the new “maritime century.” The country boasts of having the largest ferry fleet, the twelfth most extensive merchant shipping fleet in the world (fourth in Europe), and the third biggest European fishing fleet, with the national maritime cluster generating 3% of GDP. But its growing cruise industry is being looked upon as the game changer to the gradual slump being witnessed in the other sectors.
Maritime & Shipbuilding Italian Style
With its coastline of 7,800 km, Italy is expediently nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea with the surrounding waters creating a tremendous resource for Italian economy. Businesses linked to the sea, including ocean technology firms, contribute significantly to Italy’s gross domestic product totaling more than $40 billion and representing 2.6% of total GDP. The Italian shipyard industry ranks among the top 20 in the world with ship building and boat-building accounting for 64% of the industry turnover…