International Seakeepers Society Announces Megayacht Program
The International SeaKeepers Society will host a press conference on September 22 to introduce its new Yacht Builder Partnership Program, whose initial membership includes Oceanco, Feadship, Lürssen, Christensen Yachts, Delta Marine, Trinity Yachts and Benetti. Yacht builders can join SeaKeepers as Yacht Partners for a $25,000 fee and will work with the Society by introducing their clients to Society membership. In exchange, Yacht Partners use the SeaKeeper Partner logo in their advertising and marketing and participate in social functions. The partnership also encourages fellowship between yachtsmen. In addition to this announcement…
Intermarine Forms Delta T Alliance
Intermarine of Savannah, Ga., has joined the number of yacht builders who are taking advantage of the new corporate alliance program offered by Delta "T" Systems of Jupiter, Fla. As an alliance member, Intermarine will receive quicker, easier and more cost-efficient access to Delta "T" Systems' engine room ventilation products. The company's products manage airflow through the engine room to optimize engine performance and service life. They include fans, fire dampers, moisture eliminators and automated electronic control systems. As part of the agreement, Intermarine will make Delta "T” Systems products standard aboard all its craft. Intermarine will also benefit from special warranty and cooperative advertising arrangements with Delta "T".
Tony Castro, Galeon Yachts New 780 Crystal
According to a report from Super Yacht TImes, UK based Tony Castro Naval Architects have been working closely with Polish yacht builder Galeon to produce their new flagship, the 780 Crystal - set to premiere later this year. Source: Super Yacht Times
Ingot and Tò-Kalòn Nominated for Awards
Burger Boat Company announced that Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines have nominated Tò-Kalòn, a 101 ft Burger Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht, for “Most Innovative Exterior Yacht Design of the Year” and INGOT, a 153 ft Burger Tri-Deck Motor Yacht, for “Best Motor Yacht” (86 feet and up) for the 2009 Asia Boating Awards. The Annual Asia Boating Award was created by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines to recognize the best of the maritime industry. This year the event will be held during China’s premier boating event…
Palmer Johnson Introduces Sport Yacht Series
Palmer Johnson, luxury yacht builder, has a new president and is introducing a new line of sport yachts. Mike Kelsey, Jr. was elected president of the Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. yacht builder in June 2004. Kelsey's grandfather, Patrick Haggerty, founder of Texas Instruments, purchased the yard in 1961. Kelsey's father Mike Kelsey, Sr. immediately went to work for Haggerty and passed the knowledge of fine yacht building down to his son. While there have been tough financial times at Palmer Johnson during recent years, the younger Kelsey believes the company's new line of sport yachts is a winner. At last year's Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Palmer Johnson introduced Cover Drive, a very sleek 120-ft. sport yacht.
Trumpy Returns to Build Motor Yacht
After a 35-year hiatus, the Trumpy name will soon grace the hull of a new motor yacht. Trumpy Yachts, now headed by former Alden Yachts executive Jim Ewing, is introducing the Trumpy 63 Flush Deck Motor Yacht, to be built by Vicem Yachts, builder of cold-molded yachts. “The Trumpy 63 has been designed from original Trumpy drawings, but enhanced with modern yacht systems, equipment and accessories,” Ewing said. With a base price just under $3m, the Trumpy 63 will be fully equipped when ready for sea trials. Delivery time will be approximately 12 months from order. Length o.a.
Burger Boat Appoint Thom Conboy Commercial Director
Burger Boat Company, celebrating its 150th anniversary, announce the appointment of Thom Conboy as its Commercial Director. As Commercial Director, Thom will be working closely with the shipyard in Manitowoc, WI to secure new construction, refit and repair projects as well as heading its yacht brokerage and charter division at Burger Yacht Sales. Thom's yachting career spans over 30 years. He is an avid sailor and held positions as captain, project manager, yacht builder, shipyard owner and superyacht broker.
New Kingship 156
Kingship, Hong-Kong based yacht builders collaborated with Donald Starkey and Azure Naval Architects in the design development of this new 155.8-ft yacht to be built within the 500 ton rules, making crewing of the yacht in that and other regions more manageable. The yacht is capable of sleeping 12 in 6 suites, has lounges and open covered deck spaces for entertaining, all accessible from a central staircase up to and including the part shaded sun deck with a bar/dining facility being served by a food lift and open Jacuzzi on the forward sunning area.
Delta 80 IPS Powerboat's Fort Lauderdale Show Debut
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25-29, 2012, sees the debut of Swedish-built powerboat Delta 80 IPS. Since its inception, Delta Powerboats has continuously developed new models and now they offer a current model portfolio of six boat models from 26 feet to 54 feet. In 2013, just in time for the10th anniversary of the company, the latest representative of modern Scandinavian boat-building will be presented – Delta 80 IPS. The manufacturers say that the design and craftsmanship of this boat is characteristic of the entire Delta model program and it is imbued with sustainability.
No Maritime Lien on Unfinished Hull
In an unpublished opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a maritime lien can not attach to an unfinished yacht hull. In the instant case, plaintiff yacht builder commenced an in rem action seeking to recover unpaid wharfage and storage costs related to a yacht hull that was previously under construction at the facility. The yacht hull was never more than 70% complete while at the facility. Even though the hull was afloat and was towed from its original construction facility to plaintiff’s facility, it was never used for the transport of persons or cargo by water. Thus, during the period with which this litigation is concerned, the hull was never a vessel. Maritime liens can only attach to vessels in being. Broward Yachts, Inc. v. Destiny Hull No. 104, No.
Burger Appoints Mitchell
Joining Burger in August 2002, Mitchell has been continuously promoted to various positions throughout the company. Mitchell has combined his initial education in Mechanical Design with 23 years of prior manufacturing experience, including Plant Managing and 15 years ownership of his own business. Burger Boat Company designs and builds custom motor yachts, in aluminum and/or steel, ranging in sizes to 200' (60m). Since 1863 Burger has been recognized internationally for design, quality construction, seaworthiness and reliability. As the foundation of the American yachting experience, Burger is the oldest and most respected custom yacht builder in .
Regatta Yachts Seeking Semi-Commercial Yacht Builders
Regatta Yachts is offering to any shipyard experiencing a downturn in orderbook activity, the opportunity to view plans for the company's new hospitality vessels. The first (RY 25/82) is an 82-ft. round bilge steel hull with aluminum coach house, to be built to ABS and USCG certification. The second (RY 24/80) is an 80-ft. power-assisted sailing catamaran with round bilge steel hull, and full width deck-level aluminum coach house. By holding the interior fit-out contracts apart from the main build, opportunities exist for yards with great metal forming and welding skills, who do not wish to venture into the specialized field of interior joinery and systems.
Dry Blue Star Returns to the Burger Shipyard
Blue Star, a 1987 86.5 ft Raised Pilot House Burger, returned home to the Burger shipyard to have routine maintenance performed. She arrived at the shipyard Tuesday June 9, 2009 after a 10 hour run from Grand Haven, Michigan where she had spent the winter. Once at the Burger facilities she was hauled utilizing Burger’s 500mt Marine Travelift. The Burger Service Team is working closely with the Captain and crew of to assure a rapid return to the water as she is scheduled to spend most of her summer cruising Lake Superior.
STIDD Admiral Seats at the Helm of the Odessa
A pair of custom STIDD Admiral High Back helm seats from leading ergonomic marine seating manufacturer STIDD Systems add comfort and style to the helm of Christensen Shipyards' newest launch, set to debut at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 29 – November 2. The 160-foot Odessa is the first Christensen yacht to feature a black hull and silver painted superstructure. In addition to the standard STIDD ergonomic and adjustment features, the STIDD seats for Odessa feature custom leather stitching…
Zeus Thermal Camera System on the Odessa
A Zeus Night-Vision Camera System from the manufacturer OceanView Technologies Inc. is now featured on Christensen Shipyards' newest launch, set to debut at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 29 – November 2. The 160-ft Odessa is the first Christensen yacht to feature a black hull and silver painted superstructure. The Zeus Thermal Camera System is painted metallic silver to match the superstructure. The Zeus multi-sensor camera features three cameras in one robust unit, a thermal zoom, low-light zoom and color zoom all in one.
Burger Boat Honored by Maritime Museum
The Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin held its 7th Annual Commodore’s Ball Saturday October 3, 2009. This year’s theme was “The Burger Tradition: Past and Present,” celebrated the heritage of Wisconsin's own world-class yacht builder by commemorating Burger Boat Company’s rich history dating back to 1863. The black-tie event is a major fundraiser for the museum and includes a raffle as well as silent and live auctions. The highlight of the live auction was a package donated by Burger. It included an exclusive tour of Burger’s facilities and a private cruise, complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres, for eight aboard the 1939 48’ Burger motor yacht Angus. Funds raised from the event are used for educational purposes and day-to-day operations of the museum.
MAN Engines for the Latest Riviera Luxury Yacht
Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht to be powered by MAN V12 engines. Australian yacht builder Riviera Yachts is equipping its new 68 and 72 Sports Motor Yacht models with V12 diesel engines from MAN Engines. Customers have the choice of the V12-1550 or V12-1800 models, as well as MAN Engines' most powerful marine engine available on the market at the moment: the V12-1900. The twin-engine systems provide 1,140 kW (1,550 hp), 1,324 kW (1,800 hp) or 1,397 kW (1,900 hp) twice-over. Riviera…
Princess Yachts Use Goliaths by Street Crane
Princess Yachts, luxury yacht builders, are using freestanding Goliath cranes from Street Crane Company to produce their new 30 to 40 metre M Class tri-deck yachts. The cranes, installed at the historic South Yard of the Devonport Dockyard, will allow large fabrications to be lifted, transported and accurately placed as the yachts are fitted out. There are three cranes in use. The main manufacturing area is serviced by two mirror image Goliath cranes of 16 tonnes safe working load, each spanning 13.75 metres.
Tricon Marine Showcases Ops in China
Euro-American luxury yacht builder Tricon Marine was selected by the Chinese government to join a delegation presenting to local businessmen and women in Boston. Led by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Zhuhai Investment Promotion Bureau, the presentation highlights the region’s most notable business success stories. Tricon’s representatives will describe the company’s experiences building and managing a luxury shipbuilding operation in China. “This is a great time for business partnerships between the United States and China,” said Christos Livadas, Chairman and CEO of Tricon Marine.
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. 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, as well as strategic product placement. Before joining Walker, DeLillo, an engineer, had a wide range of marine and diesel engine experience for over ten years— with luxury yacht builders that included Bertram, Wellcraft and Viking; as well as a Caterpillar engine distributor. Walker Engineering also promoted Mark Thompson, to the position of vice president of manufacturing.
IMarEST Partners with Matchtech Recruitment
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has partnered with Matchtech to offer an online recruitment service. Developed to offer a key benefit to the institutes 15,000 global membership, Matchtech will run an online job board on the IMarEST website. David Loosley, IMarEST CEO, welcomes Matchtech as IMarEST’s new recruitment partner stating; “We’re delighted to announce that the IMarEST is partnering with Matchtech to offer our international members an online recruitment service. ” Matchtech’s recruitment partnership with IMarEST will bring 29 years of experience recruiting within the marine industry to the global marine community.
Damen, AMELS sell YSV with Heli Hanger
The sale of a new 69-metre Yacht Support vessel marks the next level of development for the successful Yacht Support range built by DAMEN in cooperation with Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS. is the first in the Yacht Support range to feature the ultimate technical area for serious superyacht helicopter operations – a fully enclosed hangar beneath the LY3 / MCA fully certified helideck. The new build vessel is under construction at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands…
Superyacht Tech Set for SMM 2008
A number of the leading superyacht builders will be present at the SMM 2008. Lürssen is rated by the British trade magazine “The Yacht Report” as the world’s number one yacht builder, with a total of some 57,000 gross tons (GT) in the superyacht sector, followed by Blohm + Voss, a shipyard belonging to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), with some 50,000 GT at its two locations in Hamburg and Kiel. The Top Ten in this field include SMM exhibitor Amels, which belongs to the Dutch shipyard group Damen, and also Abeking & Rasmussen. Peters Schiffbau is another shipyard with substantial engagement in the yacht sector, using the SMM 2008 as a platform for its products…