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The new Admiral Tecnomar series named Envy

25.07.2013
Admiral Tecnomar - Yachting Hub of The Italian Sea Group is pleased to present "ENVY", the first series of semi-displacement yacht branded Tecnomar, developed with the Dutch Studio VRIPACK. Vripack is a Studio that works on the cutting edge of design and technology, the fundamental values ​​of the brand Tecnomar. The project was developed with a preliminary analysis of Tecnomar potential customers and with the identification of categories ...   >>
 
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The new Pershing 62’ was launched

25.07.2013
On the 18th of July, the Marina dei Cesari hosted a new important moment in Pershing’s 30 years of history:  the launching of the first Pershing 62’ model. 18.94 metres long and 4.80 metres wide, the newest model in the Pershing range. Created by the yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, in collaboration with AYTD (Advanced Yacht Technology & Design) and the team of engineers, architects and designers of the Ferretti Group, the Pershing 62 touched the sea ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Custom Line 112' Next built for Thailand's market

22.07.2013
On 9th July the first Ferretti Custom Line 112' Next built for Thailand's market was launched at the CRN shipyard. It will be delivered to the Owner, of European origin, at the end of the month. It is an absolute debut in such an important market of South East Asia for one of the long selling models by Ferretti Custom Line. This maxi yacht, which took the name of "Happy Days" on the occasion of the launch, is approximately 34 metre long and 7 metre wide, being ...   >>
 
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AZIMUT| BENETTI YACHTING GALA 2013

04.07.2013
The Azimut|Benetti Group invited more than 600 select clients from all over the world to the sixth Yachting Gala, which took place during the last weekend of June in the splendid setting of Portofino. It gave guests the chance to see an exclusive preview of the brand new Azimut 80 and to raise a toast to Benetti, crowning the 140th anniversary celebrations for the oldest Italian superyacht boatyard. The weekend was full of events and smiles – smiles made even more ...   >>
 
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Vripack designs gracious classic motor yacht

01.07.2013
The Design Studio of Vripack thoroughly enjoyed itself whilst designing the new 45.5m classic motor yacht B52. A yacht which features the gracious characteristics of those of the late 1920's till end 1940's. As the B52 is to become a real family yacht suitable for exploring coastal areas, Vripack produced a tailor-made layout following the wishes of the young client resulting in a functional and spacious design. Besides exploring the outskirts of the world, she ...   >>
 
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Esquire 35: Seductively elegant yet incredibly daring

27.06.2013
To seduce also future small boat owners, Vripack introduces an elegant Gentleman’s runner christened Esquire 35. With her styling influenced by her 65ft bigger sister, the Esquire 35 is a head turner and prime example of the Holistic design success of Dutch Studio Vripack, which opened it's prestigious LAB along the way.   "With dynamic continuing lines wrapping around her inspired by the likable flows of the 40's ...   >>
 
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Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 38: Diamonds are forever

27.06.2013
Arrayed in a dazzling cloak of gems, the latest model in the Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 38 line appears in a High Jewelry version. Diamonds and sapphires play a fascinating musical score, backed by a symphony orchestrated around 1,444 stones totaling 11.56 carats. This virtuoso work features the hand-crafted invisible and snowsetting techniques, showcased in a masterful execution. It all began with an idea, an inspiration: floral, feminine ...   >>
 
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The Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Mediterranean Circuit

26.06.2013
The 14th edition of the Argentario Sailing Week, the second round on the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Mediterranean Circuit, drew to a hugely successful conclusion on June 16th. A total of 42 yachts hailing from six different nations (France, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, the United States and Italy) competed in three races on triangle courses in consistently calm waters with sunny summery weather and breezes of 6 to 10 knots. The overall winners ...   >>
 
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Ferretti 960: Ferretti yacht’s new flagship

26.06.2013
Ferretti Yachts presents Ferretti 960, the largest planing pleasure boat ever designed and built by the Group's historical brand. Registered as a CE craft below 24 metres in length, this new yacht develops further the design philosophy embraced by the brand over the last few years, maximising its concepts and contents with the aim of achieving an unprecedented product in its category. This is the core philosophy behind this new flagship, entirely built at Ferretti ...   >>
 
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LNG inland tanker – the first inland ship completely powered by LNG

13.06.2013
In cooperation with Vripack, Peters Shipyards just launched the first LNG-electric powered inland vessel of Europe. So, with breaking the bottle of champagne on the hull of the Greenstream LNG inland tanker a new era begins.   The LNG Greenstream Tanker is an innovation in coastal and inland navigation. The bold goal of the two forward thinking companies was to take several big steps forward in areas of sustainability, safety and ...   >>
 
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Sport 22' GT

23.05.2013
The new BWA Sport 22' GT is a model that combines the outstanding features of habitability with the excellent seaworthiness. The new hull and the perfect position of the tubes give him the ability to navigate safely and comfortable anytime. With a 140-horsepower outboard reaches 36 knots, but also exceeds the waves with incredible sweetness, while maintaining a correct set up. These qualities make it an ideal rib for the family that can ...   >>
 
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Pershing 115’ was launched at Marina dei Cesari di Fano

20.05.2013
The tenth hull of Pershing 115', flagship of the brand's fleet, among the world's leading manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts from 15 to 35 metres, was launched in the last few days at Marina dei Cesari, in Fano (Italy).   The new launch represents an important result for the historic seat of the brand, the Mondolfo shipyard: the maxi yacht of 35 metres, representing the brand at its best, is characterized by refinement and ...   >>
 
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Launch of the Allures 39.9 at Cherbourg

09.05.2013
The newborn from the Allures Yachting shipyard, intended to replace the Allures 40, was launched this Monday, the 18th of March.   Faithful to the concept successfully launched by the shipyard, the Allures 39.9 is a lifting keel yacht with aluminium hull and composite superstructure designed for blue-water touring.Its aluminium hull guarantees the safety required for blue-water cruising.The choice of composites for the superstructure and roof ...   >>
 
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New Navetta 33 Crescendo has been delivered to its owner

09.05.2013
Ferretti Custom Line, a brand of the Ferretti Group producing fibreglass maxi-yachts between 26 and 38 metres in length, delivered the twelfth hull of the semi-displacement line Navetta 33 Crescendo at its shipyard in Ancona in the second half of April. This new model marks yet another important step forward in the brand's international development.   "We are particularly satisfied with the completion and delivery to the Owner of this new Navetta ...   >>
 
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CRN launches Navetta 43 Lady Genyr, 43 metre megayacht, in Ancona

08.05.2013
In a private ceremony, this morning at Ancona, CRN Shipyard launched the megayacht CRN Navetta 43 #08 "Lady Genyr", 43 metres. The launching was attended by the Owner's family, the workers and the top management of CRN.   CRN is the Ferretti Group's Shipyard specialising in the construction and marketing of fully-custom and semi-custom megayachts made of steel, aluminium and composite material, ranging from 40 to 90 metres.     >>
 
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2013 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

08.05.2013
The 2013 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the international regatta circuit for classic and vintage yachts sponsored by Officine Panerai, could not have gotten off to a better start with 65 beautiful yachts taking part in its first round, the 26th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, between April 18th and 23rd. The four competitions in the traditional Caribbean season-closing regatta („Old Road“, “Butterfly Course”, “Cannonball Race” and „Windward ...   >>
 
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Pershing presents the new set of accessories signed by Poltrona Frau

17.04.2013
Pershing, brand of the Ferretti Group, among the leading international manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts, ranging from 15 to 35 metres, will launch in partnership with Poltrona Frau a prestigious set of elegant suitcases, confirming the great care to design that has always characterized Pershing yachts. The collaboration between the Ferretti Group brand and Poltrona Frau, since 1912 synonymous with top Italian quality and craftsmanship, started ...   >>
 
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The first Ferretti 950 was launched in Cattolica

12.04.2013
Over the last few days Ferretti Group’s Cattolica shipyard and the northern Adriatic coast town’s dock hosted the launch of the first hull of  the Ferretti 960.The launching ceremony was a highly exciting moment for all residents and, particularly, for the numerous Ferretti Group employees that worked on the design and construction of Ferretti Yachts’s new flagship for months. This new model marks yet another step forward for the Group’s historical brand, ...   >>
 
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Launch of the Allures 39.9 at Cherbourg

12.04.2013
The newborn from the Allures Yachting shipyard, intended to replace the Allures 40, was launched.Faithful to the concept successfully launched by the shipyard, the Allures 39.9 is a lifting keel yachtwith aluminium hull and composite superstructure designed for blue-water touring. Its aluminiumhull guarantees the safety required for blue-water cruising. The choice of composites for thesuperstructure and roof ensures performance and comfort.   >>
 
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Ain't no ocean rough enough

20.03.2013
The high degree of innovation in the design as well as cooperation between Vripack and Braveheart Shipping might be unique but also essential to make sure the Javelin 22.22 is able to perform her duties at sea. The innovative mentality and the features of the ship connect very well to the qualities and holistic design approach of the Vripack Team. The Javelin is a masterpiece among commercial ships, a hydrographic survey vessel with the characteristics of a ...   >>
 
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Three premieres for the german market from Ferretti Group

24.01.2013
The Ferretti Group is returning to Boot, Düsseldorf International Boat Show this year. Boot is one of the most important appointments of the European nautical industry, and the Ferretti Group is presenting six of the most important yachts in its fleet, amongst which three brand new models for the German market. With the aim of seizing all the opportunities offered by the most important showcase for the nautical sector in central and northern ...   >>
 
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Aqua Rolls – a 15 meter private retreat

06.12.2012
Aqua-Rolls ‘Centurion’ is one of a kind; a mini retreat at sea. This Vripack design really ticks all the boxes when it comes to luxury comfort with a gyro stabilizer, a double air conditioning system and her own drinking water supply system. Aqua-Rolls fulfills all the expectations of her owner, who is perfervid boating enthusiast and fanatic Rolls Royce driver. The Aqua Rolls ‘Centurion’ is built with a high-tech carbon fiber hull. Her ‘sandwich’ construction ...   >>
 
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New Riva 122' Mythos – the first aluminium planing yacht ever

12.11.2012
Riva, the iconic brand of the Ferretti Group, launches its new flagship, 122' Mythos. Riva 122' Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard, perfectly transfers the elegance, flair and clean lines featured by all Riva models to a new line built entirely in light aluminium alloy.   Designed by Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design, the team which is in charge of the design of all the models of the Riva ...   >>
 
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Pershing at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show: an American debut for Pershing 108 and Pershing 74

25.10.2012
From 25th to 29th October, the Ferretti Group will disembark in Florida and will exhibit the exclusive detail and design of its fleet. Pershing, brand of the Ferretti Group, among the leading international manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts, ranging from 15 to 35 metres, will be present at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with two debuts, on an ever strategic market such as that of the United States. The stars of the Bahia Mar Yachting ...   >>
 
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Best Interior Award for CNR Navetta 43 Lady Trudy at Cannes

24.09.2012
This year CRN, a brand of the Ferretti Group, participated again in the 2012 edition of Festival de la Plaisance (Cannes, 11-16th September), exhibiting one of its jewels – the 43 metre  M/Y CRN Navetta 43 "Sofico". The prestigious "Best Interior Award", received for the interior design of the 43 metre megayacht CRN Navetta 43 "Lady Trudy", confirms the high quality of the boats produced at the Ancona shipyard. This prize was awarded to CRN as part of World ...   >>
 
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Pershing 82 triumphs at Cannes

24.09.2012
The latest yacht of the Ferretti Group brand was awarded  "Best design trophy", "Best layout trophy" and "Best innovation trophy" among the over 24 metres yachts, at the 2012 prize edition organized by the French editorial group Luxmedia. Pershing, brand of the Ferretti Group, among the leading international manufacturers of high performance open motor yacht, ranging from 15 to 35 metres, ends the 35th edition of Festival de La Plaisance at Cannes in style ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Group novelties at the Festival International de la Plaisance

18.09.2012
Ferretti 870, Ferretti 690, Pershing 82', Riva 63' Virtus and Mochi Craft Dolphin 64 CruiserThe Ferretti Group, among the world leaders in designing, building and marketing motoryachts, with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the nautical world, inaugurated yesterday the new nautical year as a protagonist, exhibiting, at the 35th edition of the Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes, a substantial fleet ...   >>
 
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Vripack Brokers joins MYBA

18.09.2012
Enhanced security for superyacht clients Vripack Brokers in the Netherlands has become the first Dutch brokerage house to join the MYBA (the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association). By becoming a member of this globally renowned trade organisation, which was founded in 1984, Vripack Brokers offers its clients in the superyacht market an even greater degree of security and professional support. "Since our foundation we have always been a member of ...   >>
 
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Pershing will be present at the Cannes Boat Show

07.09.2012
The international premiere of the new Pershing 108' New Edition and Pershing 82'. The Ferretti Group brand inaugurates the new nautical year in great style: next to the two novelties, there will be Pershing 74' and Pershing 92'. Pershing, brand of the Ferretti Group, among the leading international manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts, ranging from 15 to 35 metres, will once again this year animate the catwalks of the Festival de La ...   >>
 
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The open-hearted sister – Frauscher 1017 LIDO

06.09.2012
Innovation is the product of inspiration, the spirit of discovery and continual progress.From the beginning it was clear that the 1017 project will be launched in two differentversions: After the premiere in Cannes 2011 the Frauscher 1017 GT has become anabsolute success story of the Frauscher range. 2012 follows the world premiere ofthe open-hearted sister. The 1017 LIDO promises to be just as fun to drive as itssister, while imparting a special lounge feel. ...   >>
 
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SACS STRIDER 15 – No limits

03.09.2012
Strider 15 is the evolution of a series that includes 7 models from 8 to 15 meters, which have the same design, but different length and roominess.This new project is at the top of the range “Individual Class” and keeps the sportive spirit of any rib. Despite the walk around deck, in the cabin the height reaches two meters in the galley and in the bathroom. A king size berth is located forward, while at the aft there is a bed for two children. The ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Group at the Beirut Boat Show 2012

18.05.2012
The Ferretti Group takes part in yet another outstanding event: the eighth International Boat & Super Yacht Show, ongoing in Beirut until 20th May 2012. Against the charming backdrop of the Joseph Khoury Marina, in a stand extending over 800 square metres on land and more than 3,000 square metres in the water, the Group presents – through its dealer Sea Pros – eleven different crafts, representing the Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Bertram, ...   >>
 
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Bertram Yacht makes its new home in Merritt Island, Florida

16.05.2012
The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC) is proud to announce that Bertram Yacht, an iconic American yacht brand and legendary manufacturer of luxury sport-fishing yachts, will begin relocating from Miami to a new facility in Merritt Island, Florida commencing this June 2012. The new state-of-the-art boat manufacturing and marina facility in Merritt Island is situated on a 37-acre site which provides significant ...   >>
 
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Asia Boating Awards 2012

07.05.2012
The complete list of nominees for the upcoming Asia Boating Awards has now been released, with some new and unusual entries, as well as some industry stalwarts. Asian yacht builders have been growing in global market share and are now starting to get worldwide media recognition. In addition to reorganising the size categories, the awards this year feature a brand new category: Best Asian Built Yacht. This recognises the growing stature of Asian yacht builders ...   >>
 
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22 Sport GT – Maximum benefit

23.04.2012
The new BWA 22' Sport GT is the most advanced product of the Sports range by BWA. It has a fashion sportive style, it is well equipped and it is very convenient. The high quality construction comes from the ultimate production system used to produce the HP Reef series and the prestigious big ribs. The project was designed using the latest technologies and leveraging the long experience of the company. GT stands for ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Group yachts at Boot 2012 - Dusseldorf International Boat Show

23.01.2012
Ferretti Group is back in the German city from 21st to 29th January, displaying together with its dealers Ferretti 750, Pershing 58' and Dolphin 54' Sun Top;-    Two Riva jewels complete the range on show: Iseo, previewed for the German public after the huge success she enjoyed at the recent autumn boat shows, and hull number 200 of the historical Aquariva model.    Ferretti Group, one of the world leaders within the ...   >>
 
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New boats at the Genoa International Boat Show 2011

06.10.2011
Azimut 60With this new arrival to the Flybridge Collection, Azimut Yachts offers an optimal expression ofthe strategic size of 18 meters, borrowing design solutions more common in larger boats.This boat's hallmarks are spaces that are separate between guests and crew, providingvirtually limitless privacy, ultimate comfort inside and outside and meticulously-crafted style details.The lower deck has three ...   >>
 
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PlanetSolar stops in Singapore!

06.10.2011
After a year of sailing, MS Tûranor PlanetSolar continues its world tour and makes a stop in Singapore, an essential stop to conduct a full inspection. This big solar sailboat will remain at the harbour "VivoCity," one of the largest shopping centers in Singapore, where it will stay for several days. September 27 2010, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the largest solar boat ever built, left the port of Monaco for the first trip around the world, powered ...   >>
 
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Azimut | Benetti & Malta Dealer Esprit Yachting launch the Atlantis 48

23.09.2011
Azimut | Benetti & Malta Dealer Esprit Yachting launch the Atlantis 48 hardtop in a celebration of Top Italian Design in Yachts, Fashion and Cars at the Malta Bank of Valletta Boatshow 2011.The Atlantis 48 was launched at the Bank Of Valletta Malta Boatshow 2011 and was immediately declared the ’best in show’ by the organisers and 1400 people present for the event. The event and launch of the yacht was inaugurated in the presence of the ...   >>
 
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MS Turanor PlanetSolar is heading for Singapore

25.08.2011
After a one-week stopover in Hong Kong with a lot of event activities, the biggest solar boat in the world left the Chinese continent on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 10a.m. local time (02.00 UTC) and is heading towards the mythical economic metropolis of Singapore.The PlanetSolar Village, constructed in Harbour City in the middle of Hong Kong, receivedthousands of fans in the week that is was there. Hundreds of children have used drawings topreserve ...   >>
 
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MS TURANOR PlanetSolar arrived in Hong Kong this Monday

17.08.2011
MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar arrived in Hong Kong this Monday, the 15th of August2011, after 6 days of very difficult navigation due to monsoons and tropical stormsthat currently prevail in this region. This marks the first crossing of the South ChinaSea by a solar boat, which is an incredible presentation. All members of thePlanetSolar Team and its partners are proud of this achievement.Erwann Le Rouzic, the PlanetSolar Captain, who was in constant ...   >>
 
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PlanetSolar is on its way to Hong-Kong

10.08.2011
PlanetSolar was invited to Manila by its partner Sunpower, producer of the solar panels on the MS Turanor PlanetSolar, now after a one week stop over, they are able to make a positive evaluation of the current project status. The Vice President of the Philippines, the Swiss Ambassador, and other influential economic and political personalities received the PlanetSolar Crew. The discussions and presentations that took place there left an extremely ...   >>
 
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Azimut Grande arrives in the Dominican Republic

27.07.2011
On July 1 2011, the first Azimut Grande bound for the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean was delivered to its owner. Part of the Azimut Grande collection, the Azimut Grande 105' is a planing boat which - together with the jewels of Benetti – makes up the mega yacht division of Azimut-Benetti. Launched from Miami, Florida, the yacht sailed over 1,000 nautical miles to reach its Caribbean destination of La Romana (the Dominican Republic).   >>
 
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Artemis launched AC45

20.07.2011
The Swedish team opened its base to the public to showcase their new AC45.Thursday, 14 July the Swedish team Artemis Racing opened its base and allowed media and guests to watch the procedure of the wing being mounted on the catamaran as well as the actual launch on the water.Their plan is to continue training until the 22 July before packing up and heading to Cascais, Portugal for the first stage of the America's Cup World Series. The ...   >>
 
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Sarnico Spider 46 GTS, italian style for worldwide market

15.07.2011
The success of the first model of the Spider series by Cantieri di Sarnico was largely due to its innovative line, designed by famous Italian Studio Nuvolari-Lenard who broke every previous pattern, creating forms never seen before, but also shooting some details already present on the other yachts of the shipyard.In the new Spider 46 GTS, the same designers were inspired by the successful of the predecessor Spider 40 and the evolution of the work ...   >>
 
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39 Alldays – The U.S.A. version is even more beautiful

12.07.2011
The restyling of the model, which arises from the U.S.A. market request, has led to a new fresher and younger look that seems almost in contrast to the classic shades of the original 37 Alldays.The mahogany friezes disappear and give way to metallic dark finishes that match the light grey colour of the side and the stern. Furniture, textiles, accessories, express modernity, to conquer foreign markets with typical Italian style. It is a very special boat ...   >>
 
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Azimut Grande 116 Cinque

04.07.2011
Azimut Grande 116 "Cinque" has been selected as one of the finalists for the Showboats Design Awards 2011!This prestigious achievement confirms, once again, that Azimut Grande 116, the biggest boat of the Azimut range, is truly a top player!Its sleek and contemporary design is appreciated globally and has been selected to represent innovation, style and tradition. During a glittering gala evening the 25th October 2011 at the Mar a Lago Club, Donald Trump's ...   >>
 
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640 Maine – A trawler could change your life

29.06.2011
This is a yacht that can change your life, becoming the favourite residence on the coast, to enjoy it as luxurious villa in many different marinas, to explore the world, staying in your "home".The real challenge in the design of this model was to get a boat that had good qualities of seaworthiness and stability at any speed, giving the best performance in his class with low power.The goal was reached considering that the 640 Maine has about 2900 ...   >>
 
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A world premier event in classic Venetian style

23.06.2011
The new Azimut 45 and Atlantis 44 were presented to more than300 carefully selected guests: a world premier event in classic Venetian style.Paolo Vitelli has selected Venice, the most magical city in the Mediterranean, to present his two latestjewels of the sea, Azimut 45 and Atlantis 44, enriching the already extensive range of boats offered by theGroup.Moored in front of the Hotel Excelsior Lido, the two yachts were the final surprise ...   >>
 
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Sunseeker Germany expands sales activities to EMR

17.05.2011
We are delighted to announce that since January 2011, Sunseeker Germany has been theofficial sales and service partner for Sunseeker yachts in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), including countries as diverse as Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. As a result, Sunseeker Germany's comprehensive sales territory, which so far has included Germany, Austria, Switzerland, ...   >>
 
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Crew changeover at the centerline of the world tour

17.05.2011
New French Captain Erwann Le Rouzic to take over in New Caledonia – Shared master's responsibilitywith Patrick Marchesseau – Project founder Raphael Domjan will return to Switzerland in June to join the crew as soon as possible.On the first solar boat expedition around the globe, TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has reached New Caledoniaand will now head for Brisbane (Queensland). The Australian continent is signifying a special turnpoint,because at halftime of ...   >>
 
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The new website for classic yachting enthusiasts is now online

03.05.2011
Taking the lead in the protection and promotion of classic yachting culture for many years, Officine Panerai invites all enthusiasts to visit the new website of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the most important international regatta circuit reserved for classic and vintage yachts, sponsored by Officine Panerai since 2005: www.paneraiclassicyachtschallenge.com is now online, and is set to soon become a reference point for access to this charming world ...   >>
 
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PlanetSolar at Tonga: encouraging sustainable energy projects

03.05.2011
Dialogue with Tonga's Prime Minister and the Tongan Renewable Energy Agency – Involvementin solar energy project at St. Andrews High School – Solar catamaran now heading for New Caledonia(mid May) and for Australia with first stopover Brisbane (end of May)On the first solar boat expedition around the globe, TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has visited the Kingdom ofTonga. The world's largest solar boat docked at the country's capital Nuku'alofa on Friday, 29th ...   >>
 
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Turanor PlanetSolar continues solar circumnavigation

18.04.2011
After a two weeks stay caused by repair work, the TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has left Bora Bora yesterday noon to continue her solar circumnavigation of the world. As stated, the world's largest solar boat had to change its route on March 30th and return to Bora Bora due to mechanical problems in the steering system of the propeller blades. This has been repaired provisionally. After successful tests the biggest solar boat of the world now takes course for ...   >>
 
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Either New or from Preloved-Yachts.com

18.04.2011
Preloved-yachts.com: The luxury of being able to count on the expertise and reliability of the world's largest marine player, including when researching used yachts. Under the motto "Either New or from Preloved-Yachts.com", a new website was launched that is dedicated to used yachts from the Azimut-Benetti dealer network, with the site's very title making clear the philosophy that inspires it. On the one side, there are indeed special ...   >>
 
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Turanor PlanetSolar celebrity guest at the 1st nautical night in Papeete

29.03.2011
The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar was the celebrity guest of the 1st Nautical Night of Papeete which took place yesterday evening in the framework of the Salon Nautica Porentia 2011 in the French Polynesian capital. With great enthusiasm the spectators watched the parade and the catamaran powered solely by solar energy. In the course of her voyage around the world, the TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is presently in French Polynesia.To start off the first Nautical Night in the port ...   >>
 
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Successful Pacific crossing for TURANOR PLANETSOLAR

22.03.2011
TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar boat, is proceeding well on its crossing of the PacificOcean. Yesterday at 8.39 hrs LT (18.39 hrs UTC) the high tech catamaran, which is powered by solarenergy only, docked at the port of Nuku Hiva on the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Since thedeparture from the Galápagos archipelago, the four-headed crew consisting of PlanetSolar's projectfounder Raphaël Domjan, Captain Patrick Marchesseau, Jens ...   >>
 
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Travel with Alliaura Marine

07.03.2011
There are more and more boat shows, in France or around the world, so the brands are exhibited a lot. Directly or via its distributor network, Alliaura Marine increases its presence all around the world.The shows of La Ciotat, Palm Beach, Hainan in China, Singapore, La Grande-Motte (multihull boat show), Moscow or Rio, are as many occasions to present the boats, the new ones and the coming projects.To mention only the French Boat Shows, the Feeling 48 (new), ...   >>
 
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MS TURANOR PlanetSolar reaches The Humboldt Current

22.02.2011
On the first solar boat expedition around the world, MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has reached another milestone: the Humboldt Current, one of the major marine ecosystems in the world, encouraging an extraordinary abundance of sea life. In the course of its Pacific crossing the solar catamaran, presently heading for the Marquesas Islands, can now take advantage of favourable currents. The Humboldt Current is named after the German naturalist and explorer Alexander von ...   >>
 
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Sun Odyssey 409 voted European yacht of the year 2011

27.01.2011
Just this Saturday, January 22, in Düsseldorf, Germany, the Sun Odyssey 409 was honoured with the prestigious title of "European Yacht of the Year 2011"Sun Odyssey 409 voted "European Yacht of the Year 2011!"Selected by a jury composed of the biggest European magazines in the marine industry, this trophy is a handsome reward for the new Jeanneau model.The "European Yacht of the Year" award is an initiative of the European magazine, Yacht (Germany), ...   >>
 
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Magellano 50 by Azimut: the route to success

27.01.2011
In just a short space of time, Azimut Yachts shipyards have already received confirmationthat the direction taken by the Magellano collection is indeed the right one.The brand new 50-foot model, created by the Turin shipyard in collaboration with theprestigious designer Cor. D Rover - has in fact received significant international recognitionwith the “European Powerboat of the Year 2011” award.The specialist jury acknowledged the innovative capacity of ...   >>
 
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Turanor PlanetSolar continues world tour with new itinerary

25.01.2011
First circumnavigation of the world by the largest solar-powered boat with new itinerary –Successful completion of the first legs – World tour continues with a crew of fourAfter successfully passing through the Panama Channel from East to West, MS TÛRANORPlanetSolar will continue her world tour on the Pacific Ocean. TÛRANOR PlanetSolar and the boat’screw have received an overwhelming welcome at their last stopovers in Miami, Cancun, Cartagenaand Panama, and the ...   >>
 
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MY Pershing 115':hull no. 9 launched at Marina dei Cesari in Fano

14.01.2011
Hull Number 9 of the 35 metre MY Pershing 115', the flagship of the Pershing fleet, a brand of the Ferretti Group which is among the main international producers of high performance open motor yachts of 15 to 35 metres, launched yesterday at Marina dei Cesari in Fano. The official launching ceremony of Pershing 115'  carried out in the presence of the company management, the ship owner's representative and the main local authorities. Nada Serafini, Brand ...   >>
 
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The first solar boat to pass through the Panama Canal

14.01.2011
To the Pacific with the power of the sun – MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar first solar boat to passthrough the Panama Canal – Onward journey to the Galapagos Islands planned. MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is the first solar boat to have passed through the Panama Canal on itscircumnavigation of the world. The solar catamaran docked in the harbour of Panama City yesterday inthe afternoon, having passed through the over 80 km long waterway which links the Atlantic with thePacific ...   >>
 
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Ferretti 620: Balance finds its ideal shape

11.01.2011
Better organised space, comfort and ease of handling are the strong points of the new model presented as a world preview at the Genoa Boat Show.   Ferretti Yachts, historical brand of the Ferretti Group which produces flybridge motoryachts measuring 15 to 27 metres, presents the new Ferretti 620 as a world preview at the Genoa Boat Show.   Ferretti 620 is the development of the famous model Ferretti 592, from which ...   >>
 
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X-Craft at BOOT 2011

07.01.2011
X-Craft will present its latest X8.0 “Speed Lounge” RIB with a level of furnishing that may be termed, without any hesitation, highly exclusive. X-Craft can also claim a world's first with the launch of the X-Craft Full Carbon suspension seats at BOOT 2011 in Düsseldorf.Characteristic features of all X-Craft performance RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) are their very high speed capability, the boating comfort, and their first-rate design. The Speed Lounge edition ...   >>
 
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The Catalan Boat Show exalts the eco-yacht by Azimut

10.12.2010
Barcelona welcomed the Azimut Magellano 50 enthusiastically. In a short time, this star of the Genoa Boat Show has become a benchmark for sustainable boating throughout the world. Constructed in line with eco-standards and materials and capable of providing a 13% saving in fuel costs thanks to a hybrid engine and the particular shape of its hull, the Magellano 50 has a green soul. Visitors attending the event in the Catalan city expressed a special ...   >>
 
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MS TÛRANOR PLANETSOLAR is on course for its next port of call

06.12.2010
The world’s largest solar boat, MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has set out from Miami and ison course for its next port of call: the World Climate Change Conference in Cancún.At the world climate conference of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention onClimate Change) in Cancún, discussions are currently being held on the subject of climatechange and the possible ways of providing sustainable environmental protection. On its roundthe-world voyage the solar ...   >>
 
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Alliaura Marine at Paris Boat Show Nautic 2010

30.11.2010
On the 50th anniversary of Paris Boat Show, Alliaura Marine welcomes you to a world of exception especially discovering the Feeling 48 (Hall 1 - Stand J42). Before going through all its ranges, Alliaura Marine offers a retrospective of its history.Alliaura Marine is a key player among the world leaders of top range multihulls and lifting keel monohulls market. Alliaura Marine’s history has been shaped by that of several shipyards and built around a ...   >>
 
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Solar Boat TURANOR PlanetSolar reaches Miami in Florida

30.11.2010
With solar power across the Atlantic – Solar boat expedition reaches the American continentbefore continuing to Cancún for the World Climate Change Conference. The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has reached the American continent on its voyage around the world. Thismorning at 8.15 a.m. LT (1.15 p.m. UTC) the boat docked at the Miami Beach Marina (South Beach). 61days, 0 hours and 34 minutes had passed between the boat’s departure from Monaco on 27 ...   >>
 
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Successfull Transatlantic crossing for TURANOR PlanetSolar

19.11.2010
Fastest Transatlantic crossing in a solar boat – MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar today registered record in St. Marteen – 26 days, 19 hours and 10 minutes from Las Palmas to the CaribbeanIslands powered solely by the sun.On her expedition around the globe, MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar boat, isapproaching the United States. Having left in Monaco on the 27th of September, TÛRANOR is plannedto dock in Miami on Monday, November 29. Miami is ...   >>
 
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IWC celebrates its legendary Portuguese watches in 2010

03.11.2010
The Schaffhausen watch manufacturer IWC is celebrating one of its oldest-established watch families in 2010: the Portuguese watches enter their eighth decade. This will be the occasion for some fascinating novelties, such as the Portuguese Grande Complication, the Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde or the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph. These large format, mechanical precision instruments perpetuate the legacy of the famous seafarers to this day – and ...   >>
 
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Sunseeker selects Raymarine products for standard fit

02.11.2010
Sunseeker International has announced that Raymarine products will be fitted as standard on Sunseeker's range - from the Superhawk 43 Portofino 47 through the Portofino, Manhattan, Predator, and Superhawk  Yacht models - up to the 30 Metre Yacht.Previously offered as a customer option, this agreement sees Raymarine’s C Series Widescreen, E Series Widescreen HybridTouch™, HD Digital Radar, instruments, autopilots and VHF radios now fitted as ...   >>
 
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Carver Yachts Brand Strategy

01.11.2010
Carver Yachts has unveiled to their Dealers their aggressive product development plans for the 2011 model year and beyond.  These plans include several new Carver models supported by new concepts in Distribution and marketing support.The first new designs to be launched in the 2011 Model Year include a completely restyled and redesigned Sojourn and Mariner Series which will be introduced at the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale and Miami International Boat ...   >>
 
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Azimut Yachts at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2010

28.10.2010
Azimut Yachts chose the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show for the debut in the United States of the new Azimut 53, the model awarded "Motorboat of the Year 2010" by a selected team of journalists and the UK magazine Motorboat & Yachting. The Azimut 53 is a yacht with a great impact, by virtue of very contemporary and meticulous design work. Its decisive lines and sleek profile offer a sensation of elegance and power.. Even though a yacht is habitually measured in ...   >>
 
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Strider 13 – Space for all

04.10.2010
The Strider 13 is the ideal boat for a couple who want a sportive rib with a large cabin. Thanks to its wide open spaces, the rib is also perfect for the daily run with lots of friends. Cockpit, sun pad and aft platform have unparalleled dimensions.Like all Sacs models, it has been designed by Christian Grande Designworks studio.The centre console is the most outstanding design element and captures the attention with its typical aggressive “eyes”.A kitchen in ...   >>
 
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460 Goldstar Classic

01.10.2010
It has been designed and built to navigate on rough seas, as confirmed by the EC ‘A’ class. There are two versions available: a traditional lobster boat and an interesting flying bridge fisherman-style configuration. Goldstar 460 C looks like an unusual combination of the boats used for lobster fishing in North America and the fishermen’s boats catching marlin in Florida. The internal layout proposes some variations on the same theme: it is available with two ...   >>
 
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Flyer 660 Vintage

01.10.2010
At Genoa 50th International Boat Show Flyer is presenting the 660 Vintage, an inflatable boat that “dives” into the past with stylistic elements reminding of the 1960s, when rubber boats were the symbol of sea holidays and conquered everyone with their simplicity and safety. Indeed, its shape and colours evoke an “American Graffiti” atmosphere, signed by the design firm Christian Grande DesignWorks. The semicircular bow and the colour of the tubes highlight the ...   >>
 
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36 Bellagio – The VIPs powerboat

01.10.2010
Luxury, elegance, quality and fine finishes make her a Very Important Powerboat for VIP owners. The Colombo 36 Bellagio highlights the exclusiveness of the Colombo brand, with a touch of contemporary interpretation. Her style, anything but conventional, is a perfect amalgamation of a modern image and traditional values, expressed by the designers Nuvolari and Lenard. The hull has been signed by the naval architecture firm Victory Design and the goal ...   >>
 
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Marquis Yachts, LLC has a new dealer - Whale Yachts LTD

13.08.2010
Marquis Yachts, LLC has recently appointed Whale Yachts LTD as an authorized agent for Marquis brand premium quality yachts.  Headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, the company serves markets in Russia, Cyprus, Lichtenstein, Israel and Luxembourg. “Whale Yachts LTD represents the highest level within the international yacht industry.  Their longstanding history serving the needs of experienced and highly discriminating yachtsmen will now be extended to Marquis brand yachts.” Stated Robert ...   >>
 
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Prestige New Models for 2011

21.07.2010
For 20 years, Prestige has gradually established itself as a benchmark in the leisure boating world thatcannot be ignored.A true success born out of a vision – to create a brand of motor yachts combining excellent sea keepingqualities with clever accommodation.To become a benchmark in its market, the Prestige 350 is very innovative, becoming the first Flybridgemodel powered by stern drive. It takes on the new Prestige style, stemming from the famous Prestige ...   >>
 
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Privilege 745 at the multihull show of Portsmouth

11.06.2010
After the multihull boat show of Lorient, Alliaura Marine is pleased to present its flagship at the multihull boat show of Portsmouth !This is the fourth edition of this very specialised boat show and Alliaura Marine invites you to visit the Privilège 745 from 11th to 13th of June at the Royal Clarence Marina.This yacht is exhibited as the owner version with an owner's suite, 3 guest cabins and a crew quarter for 3 persons. The main layout of the saloon is the ...   >>
 
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Alliaura Marine : NEW MODELS for 2010

03.06.2010
During the boat shows of September, Alliaura Marine will present the new model announced for Feeling range, the Feeling 48, but not only ! The shipyard keeps surprises for Privilège range !The Feeling 48 will be exhibited in Cannes Boat Show and "Grand Pavois" of La Rochelle Boat Show in September. Available in 2, 3 or 4 cabins version, the Feeling 48 is the link between the Feeling 44 and the Feeling 52.  She keeps the same line as the Feeling 44 ...   >>
 
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HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 was officially unveiled

31.05.2010
Alex Thomson's new HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 was officially unveiled at an exclusive launch event at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf.  Hollywood leading lady, Diane Kruger, joined F1 racing driver David Coulthard, and a host of other celebrities, as Thomson's new yacht was christened in front of an audience of 650 guests.  The boat has undergone a dramatic redesign over the last four months under the guidance of yacht designer Juan Kouyoumdjian. HUGO ...   >>
 
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The installation of Alliaura Marine in Lanester is effective

27.04.2010
Alliaura Marine has celebrated the opening of its new plant in Lanester (Brittany) the 9th of April 2010. This event confirms the development of this builder of luxury cruising yachts and Alliaura Marine starts a new step in its history. 350 people were there to visit the shipyard at the opening. Since several years, Alliaura Marine has launched new models in its different brands (Privilège, Feeling, Transcat and Tresco Line) and the middle size of ...   >>
 
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BWA 40 WL – The offshore rib

23.04.2010
The new version of BWA 40 WL has more sportive profile and larger sunbathing areas.The bow, designed to run against the wind and the rough sea, is refined withteak and two sun pad applied on the deckhouse and on the bridge.At the aft, the recreational area reaches an unusually large size thanks to the extension of the deck above the bath platform. The handrail makes this area comfortable and nicely protected.The “stern beach” is just on the water surface and ...   >>
 
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37 Alldays: cruising in style

21.04.2010
It’s a new model of very high quality. To make an excellent boat, Colombo can count on his skilled craftsmen and it has worked with two major Italian naval architecture studios: Victory Design, by Brunello Acampora, that has designed the hull, and Nuvolari-Lenard that has designed the shape of the boat and the interior. On deck, the mahogany wood recalls the classic tradition of the brand. The side windows and the glass door at stern exalt the modern trend, ...   >>
 
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Jeanneau, a standout in the Asia Pacific Zone

16.04.2010
China: Jeanneau displays 3 large models at the Boat Show in Hainan, The New Chinese RivieraThe first Hainan Rendezvous took place this weekend in Sanya, in southern China, where Jeanneau displayed the Prestige 50, the Sun Odyssey 45DS and its iconic Sun Odyssey 54DS. The insular Hainan Province, located in the southernmost part China, has ambitious plans to attract tourism and become a world-renowned destination, on the order of Hawaii or Bali, ...   >>
 
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The latest 50 metre mega yacht from CNC: The Couach 5000 Fly

01.04.2010
Following the recent announcement of the sale of 15 patrol boats to the Indian Navy, CNC has now continued to build on its rapid development within the Luxury Mega Yacht Market by finalizing the first sale of its 50 metre Mega Yacht, the Couach 5000 Fly, to an Ukrainian magnate.Capable of crossing the Atlantic with an extremely economical fuel consumption of below 200 l/hr at 12knots, thanks to her unique keel design, this versatile mega yacht can also ...   >>
 
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Open Yacht Days by DRETTMANN

25.02.2010
Last year, Drettmann's Open Yacht Days were a huge success. Based on the motto "Please Touch!" the first round of this innovative marketing strategy got underway in 2009 – and due to the largedemand, was even expanded to Majorca.The concept behind the Open Yacht Days is reflected in the name. Customers are given open accessto a range of First Class Pre-Owned Yachts, enabling them to experience top boats up close andpersonally.This year, the successful marketing ...   >>
 
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AICON 64 FLY, exquisite style evermore in demand

17.02.2010
The Aicon 64 Fly once again shows its evermore precious and sought after style. Whilemaintaining unaltered the characteristics which have determined its success since beinglaunched, the model displayed at this year’s Boat Show has been enhanced with details whichmake it unique. Enriching details, from the teak ceiling of the cockpit as in the larger models ofthe Aicon range to the teak inserts which refine the exterior (such as the upper part of thefairleads on ...   >>
 
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The impressive Privilège 1000

10.02.2010
The mega catamaran, Privilège 1000, is not only a project right now. The production of this majestic catamaran is launched !This 98' long and 46' large catamaran is showing her shape. Indeed, the molds are under construction in Lorient and reveal the very impressive size of this yacht.In parallel, the design and studies office of Alliaura Marine with the design agency Exalto finalize the definition of the standard version layout and are already working on ...   >>
 
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Frauscher 717 GT, the best powerboat in the category up to 30 feet

01.02.2010
In the context of a festive gala event at the exhibition boot in Dusseldorf 2010, the winners of several categories were announced. Frauschers brand new model 717 GT was elected as the best powerboat in the category up to 30 feet.We are proud and extremely pleased to receive this extraordinary award says Stefan Frauscher, Director Frauscher Shipyard. We are taking this as an acknowledgement of the design quality of our boats. At the same time it is a challenge ...   >>
 
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New models at Dusseldorf Boat Show

28.01.2010
From the 23rd to the 31st of January, the elegant hull lines and outstanding design features of the two new Jeanneau Yachts and the new Sun Odyssey 42 DS are on display in Düsseldorf, Germany.Conceived by naval architects, Philippe Briand and Vittorio Garroni, the Jeanneau 57 and 53 are top-of-the-line, luxury sailboats built in the time-honoured Jeanneau tradition. Drawing on the wealth of experience of serving our many customers around the world, the ...   >>
 
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2010 Ski Yachting Team Cup

28.01.2010
Everything is in place for sea lovers’ most eagerly-awaited winter appointment. The 2010 Ski Yachting Team Cup, the combined sailing-skiing challenge organised by Yacht Club Cortina d'Ampezzo, will be held from 29th to 31st January. This year, changes have been made to the organisation of the event. The trophy will lead to nomination of the team which best demonstrates its skill both on the snow, between the gates of a huge slalom, and in the water, ...   >>
 
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Boot Dusseldorf exhibitor halls filled

22.01.2010
More than 1,550 exhibitors from 55 countries are attending this year's boot Düsseldorf, which opens its doors this weekend. Although exhibitor numbers are down by 100 compared to last year's event, with 10 per cent less floor space than in 2009, all 17 halls in the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds are filled. Some 670 participants are coming from abroad, accounting for almost half of the exhibition space. The largest exhibitor country is the Netherlands with 150 ...   >>
 
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Drettmann Group meets Audi

22.01.2010
At the world’s largest indoor yacht expo, the “boot” in Düsseldorf, the German luxury yachtmanufacturer Drettmann is cooperating for the first time ever with the car manufacturer Audi.The uncovering of the new Audi A8 and presentation of the R8 Spyder will be celebrated at anexclusive evening event held under the motto “Luxury Sports Vol. 4” in the midst of spectacularluxury yachts at the Drettmann stand – at 3,000 m², the largest exhibition stand at the ...   >>
 
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Boot Dusseldorf 2010 on a good heading

12.01.2010
Boot Düsseldorf remains on a good heading, even in the turbulent economic conditions of the international yacht and water sports business. Some 1,550 exhibitors from over 50 countries will present the entire world of water sports, whetting our appetite for summer, sun, wind, waves and the sea, at the 41st International Boat Show from January 23 - 31, 2010. The show will fill all 17 halls at the fair ground, covering a total area of 213,000 square metres of ...   >>
 
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Drettmann Group: launch of the 42 m yacht "Bikini Queen 2"

01.10.2009
With its latest completion of a PREMIER YACHT 135, the Drettmann Group has set new benchmarksin the areas of quality, technology and comfort.The PREMIER 135, named "Bikini Queen 2", is a stylish flybridge motor yacht boasting three decks, anoverall length of 42 meters and a displacement of 265 tons. Equipped with 2 x 1,550 horsepowerMTU V8 series 4000 engines, it can attain maximum speeds of 15.5 knots.The luxury yacht manufacturer Drettmann from Bremen stands ...   >>
 
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A highly stylish presence for Pershing at Genoa Boat Show

28.09.2009
Pershing challenges the current moment by taking 7 models to the show. Latest ambitious project is already being developed: Pershing 108’, icon of technology and design. This year too, Pershing, well-known Italian yacht brand and part of Ferretti Group will respond punctually to the appointment with the most important nautical fair in our country, the Genoa Boat Show, to be held from 3rd to 11th October 2009. The shipyard will be attending the event both ...   >>
 
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Jeppesen and Raymarine join forces

03.09.2009
Raymarine customers will have access to the most up-to-date navigation information available, says the statement. Jeppesen's entire product line-up — C-MAP NT, C-MAP MAX and the new C-MAP 4D — is updated at least twice per year. "The E-Series Widescreen and C-Map 4D cartography will significantly enhance the navigation experience for recreational boaters," says Peter Ward, executive chairman of Raymarine. "We share Jeppesen's unwavering commitment to quality ...   >>
 
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Alliaura Marine: news, news, news

03.09.2009
Alliaura Marine shipyard reinforces its production capacity and continues the launch of its new models.Few months ago, this shipyard, specialised in the construction of top range cruising multihulls and monohull yachts, announced an investment of 10 millions euros for a new plant close to Lorient (Brittany). Today, this plant is operational and is in complement of the one of Les Sables d'Olonne. Alliaura Marine has organized differently all its services ...   >>
 
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The World's Most Stylish Yachts Set Sail for Sardinia

02.09.2009
Italian shipyard Perini Navi, builders of the 289-ft. Maltese Falcon, the world's largest, best designed, and most expensive sailing superyacht, will stage the third annual Perini Navi Cup hosted in the billionaire's playground of Sardinia by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda on September 3rd – 5th. It's shaping up to be the world's most stylish and exclusive regatta with 22 Perini Navi sailing yachts gathering for the event, ranging from the 80-ft. Elettra, ...   >>
 
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Barke Bonom is the new Morgan Ambassador

28.08.2009
Morgan Yachts, the brand of Aicon Group specializing in the design, construction and marketing of yachts in the Dinghy, Lobster Boats and Fast Commuters segments, has finalized its second Ambassador partnership agreement with Barke Bonom for the sale of its classic motor yachts range in Eastern Europe. Barke Bonom will be an authentic representative of the Morgan brand in the Northern Adriatic area and in Eastern Europe. The agreement signed confirms the Morgan ...   >>
 
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Aicon 82 Open - world debut at Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes

26.08.2009
The flagship of the Aicon sporty line, the Aicon 82 Open will be presented at the next Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes. The 82' combines in a megayacht, the same decisive and flowing concepts which characterize the Aicon 62 and the Aicon 72 of the same line. A fusion of style and rigor, a refuge for those who are continually in search of excellence, the Aicon 82 Open is a unique combination of class, attention to detail, comfort, technology and innovative ...   >>
 
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Aicon 75 Fly at the 2009 Genoa Boat Show

26.08.2009
At the next Genoa Boat Show in October, the Aicon 75 Fly will be present. It has recently beenrenovated but still maintains the fundamental characteristics which have determined its successfrom the start.The Aicon 75 Fly is a yacht which translates the key concepts of the Aicon style: spatial continuity and essentialness in an ideally open environment guaranteeing privacy and independence to each area whilst accentuating its livability. The design of the Aicon ...   >>
 
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European Yacht of the Year 2010 nominations

27.07.2009
The shortlist for the 2009/10 European Yacht of the Year awards has been finalised and the nominations for all five separate categories are:
 Performance Cruiser:
 Arcona 340
; First 40
; Grand Soleil 46
J-97; 
Winner 12.20

. Family Cruiser:
 Bavaria 32
; Delphia 47
; Dufour 405
; Ovni 445
; Sunbeam 30.1

. Luxury Cruiser:
 Allures 51
; Feeling 52
; ...   >>
 
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Morgan Yachts: The first ambassador is Sparkman & Stephens

27.07.2009
Morgan Yachts, the brand of Aicon Group specialized in the design, construction and marketing of yachts in the Dinghy, Lobster Boats and Fast Commuters segments, has finalized an Ambassador partnership agreement with Sparkman & Stephens for the sale of its classic motor yachts range in the United States of America.Sparkman & Stephens is the first Morgan Ambassador and will be an authenticrepresentative of the Morgan brand in the American market.The ...   >>
 
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Jeanneau is launching 15 new models

27.07.2009
Starting September 1st of 2009, we will present four stunning new lines, including: the new Cap Camarat Day Cruiser line; the new Leader line- the new Jeanneau Yachts line-; the new Prestige Yachts divisionNew Jeanneau sailboat models for 2010: Jeanneau 57; Jeanneau 53; Sun Odyssey 42DS; Sun Odyssey 33i. New Jeanneau powerboat models for 2010: Leader 10; Leader 9; Leader 8; Merry Fisher 10; Merry Fisher 645; Cap Camarat 635 DC; Cap Camarat 555 DC; Cap Camarat ...   >>
 
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Pershing 108'. Versatility and style.

20.07.2009
This new Pershing model has been designed through a combination of the skilled pencil strokes of designer Fulvio De Simoni and farsighted vision of Tilli Antonelli, Chairman and Founder of the shipyard, and features the concept of versatility in its DNA. Thanks to the fundamental support of the Pershing technical staff and Ferretti S.p.A.'s AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology), this model stands out for the graceful, easily recognisable lines which characterise the ...   >>
 
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European premiere for Sunreef

26.06.2009
Sunreef Yachts is proud to announce the worldwide premiere of the 70 Sunreef Power in Exclusive version, SEA BASS, and the European premiere of the Sunreef 70 Sailing SEAZEN II during the coming Cannes International Boat Show in September 2009. Apart of these two new yachts, Sunreef will display its most famous model to date, the Sunreef 62 Sailing TAHAA II in extravagant design.SHIPYARD NEWS: On this occasion, Sunreef will announce the creation of a new brand ...   >>
 
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SeaShow 2009: the power and design of Pershing yachts

18.06.2009
Pershing, a brand of Ferretti S.p.A., world leader in designing, building and marketing luxury motoryachts, enters the very heart of the nautical season with the exclusive Pershing SeaShow 2009. An event created to promote the brand’s innovative corporate philosophy, the SeaShow has been on the programme from the 12th to 14th June, in the extraordinary setting of Cattolica Marina.SeaShow 2009 is an appointment devoted to all lovers of the shipyard’s ...   >>
 
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Fraser Yachts opens office in Palma

12.06.2009
Fraser Yachts, an Azimut Benetti Group company, has opened a new office in the prominent area of Porto Pi in Palma de Mallorca. This latest new site is the sixth new office opened by Fraser Yachts in the last 12 months, bringing the total to 11 locations worldwide. The most recent openings have included San Diego, Seattle, Newport R.I, Mexico City and Viareggio. The new offices in Palma will be run by a team of long established links with yacht brokerage ...   >>
 
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The new Jeanneau 57 commands admiration

09.06.2009
New for 2010, this 17.80m flagship of the Jeanneau range holds an unequalled top of the range position in the large yacht category. The standard of finish is exceptional. The combination of elegant hull, innovative feel to the deck plan and incredible modernity of the interior layout on the Jeanneau 57 has already won the hearts of the brand’s customers.During sea trials at Sables d’Olonne exceptional results were achieved across the board in all tests relating ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Custom Line 124

27.05.2009
The new project is a renewal of the line and offers a new design approach including a “terrace” over the sea. The new Ferretti Custom Line 124’ design, expertly created by Architect Gianni Zuccon - Studio Zuccon International Project - together with Ferretti’s AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology), marks the launch of a wave of renewal in the yard’s history. Ferretti is broadening its horizons while remaining faithful to tradition, with the design of its new planing ...   >>
 
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Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show 2009

26.05.2009
The Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show is preparing its new 2009 edition underfavourable auspices. If, as in many other sectors of business, the boat industry has beenexperiencing a slowdown these past few months, it has been confronting the new order with allits characteristic energy and passion.The pursuit of excellence and innovation has never been greater…"Always and above all a milieu for ardent boat lovers, the world of yachting," explains Eric ...   >>
 
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A new way to cruise aboard The Sun Odyssey 30i

26.05.2009
Experience the pleasure of waking up aboard the swing-keel version of the Sun Odyssey 30i, on a beach surrounded by transparent waters and sandy dunes!With this new swing-keel model, it’s even easier to «beach» nearly anywhere and to rediscover the simple pleasures of cruising. To attain.85 metres of draught with the board up, she is equipped with a short keelbox with wings, for easy adjustment of the centreboard from the cockpit using the coachroof winch. ...   >>
 
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New Prestige 60 : World Premiere – Cannes BoatShow in september 2009

13.05.2009
PRESTIGE® announces the launch of the Prestige 60, which becomes the first model in a new “Prestige Yachts” division handled by a special global network. The Prestige 60 takes its place from the outset in the deluxe yacht category on its entry into the world of large yachts. Headed by Vittorio Garroni and JFDP Concept, the talent of the designers, engineers, stylists and a full ultra-professional team is clearly demonstrated in this far-reaching project to ...   >>
 
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BENETEAU and the infinite sea

05.05.2009
BENETEAU and the infinite sea…This summer, BENETEAU will be launching a truly exceptional new yacht: the Oceanis 58 will be the largest ever offered in this range. BENETEAU is adding this fabulous new model to its range in response to increasing worldwide demand for larger yachts. A large yacht that will be the flagship of the Oceanis range Bruno Belmont, Sailing Development Manager at Beneteau, tells us about his vision for this new addition to the range: ...   >>
 
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New agent for Canados International

30.04.2009
Italy's Canados International has chosen Best Boats Yachting (BBY) as its exclusive agent for the Croatian and Slovenian markets. The Rome-based yard made the announcement at this year's Croatia Boat Show. "I'm very pleased about the agency agreement with BBY," says Canados sales manager Fabrizio Scerch. "I'm certain Canados will be able to provide the best service to our customers in Croatia and Slovenia where the brand is attracting growing interest." Best ...   >>
 
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Horizon looks to greener alternatives in the SunCat 46

27.04.2009
Taiwan-based Horizon Group is hoping to stake its claim in the eco-realm of the luxury category, developing a series of solar powered boats in cooperation with Thomas Meyer, CEO of Solar Water World AG, a German company that is known for pioneering solar powered boats. The first boat launched in the program is SunCat 23, a 23-foot open deck catamaran. Powered by a 2.8 kW electric outboard motor, this catamaran is capable of running at 6 knots while ...   >>
 
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Mariner all over the world

27.04.2009
Mase has just introduced into the international markets, from Northern Europe to Middle East, the new complete line of marine generators: Mariner.The range is full of many models, from the smallest 7kW to the  powerful 27kW, and all of them are available in 50Hz or 60Hz version.The gen sets are equipped with the latest generation of diesel engines,  environment friendly and approved by the most restrictive regulations on exhaust emissions. Mariner generators are completed ...   >>
 
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"Passion beyond the limit"

22.04.2009
Since the beginning culture feeds on the past in order to build a different and possibly better future. Mochi Craft agrees completely with this philosophy and becomes holder of "A new sea culture", the new pay-off slogan that goes together with the red Dolphin logo of the shipyard. Future and innovation, by the way, are always inspired by imagination, dreams and by the aim to look forward and farer. This visionary attitude moves Mochi Craft and pushed ...   >>
 
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Johnny Depp Takes His Yacht To Puerto Rico

15.04.2009
If you are a movie star one of the advantages of having your own yacht is being able to take a little bit of home with you as you film. Johnny Depp's luxury yacht called the Vajoliroja is currently moored in Puerto Rico as he films his latest movie. Depp bought the yacht in 2007 and the name was formed by taking the first two letters of each of the names of the people in his family (his partner Vanessa, Johnny, daughter Lily Rose and son Jack). Before Depp ...   >>
 
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Cantieri Estensi opens a new facility

15.04.2009
Saturday, March 28th, close to Ferrara, in the North of Italy, Cantieri Estensi has inaugurated a new production facility. The event was attended by over 500 guests. Edda Guidi, CEO, has cut the inaugural ribbon, and Umberto Luppi, General Manager, outlined the developments of the company. As special guest, there was the famous Italian singer Lucio Dalla, who has combined his passion for music and sea turning his boat into a recording studio.   The new ...   >>
 
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Mochi Craf t triumphs in Croatia with it s motor- yacht able to cruise in "Zero Emission Mode"

15.04.2009
Mochi Craft Long Range 23 once again proves to be the protagonist of the international nautical panorama. After obtaining several awards during the first part of the nautical season, the revolutionary expedition boat able to cruise in "Zero Emission Mode" conquers Croatia too. On the occasion of the Croatia Boat Show – event gathering the most prestigious shipyards worldwide – a selected committee of journalists and experts awarded the Long Range 23 of ...   >>
 
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Abramovich to Complete World's Largest Yacht

14.04.2009
It seems that despite a disastrous economy in which he lost a reported $20 billion, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich is pressing on with plans for the Eclipse (above), the $355 million megayacht which will be the world's biggest upon completion next year. The 555-ft. ship, which includes a military-grade missile defense system, armor plating and bullet-proof windows, will literally eclipse the recently-debuted $350 million, 531-ft. Dubai owned by Sheikh ...   >>
 
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Orucoglu Yacht and Marine Construction MISS TOR 270

13.04.2009
Turkish shipbuilder Miss Tor Yachts' new project, a 270-ft. superyacht (above) with a massive 50-ft. aft deck is being offered for sale via global online luxury marketplace JamesList for $58 million. The amazing aft deck of the yacht, which is scheduled for delivery in late 2011, features an infinity pool whose floor raises to convert the area into a helipad, one of three on the ship; alternatively, the space can be utilized to carry tenders up to 45 ft. Guest ...   >>
 
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Frauscher Cantiere Nautico Feltrinelli Speedboat

13.04.2009
Luxury Austrian boatbuilder Frauscher has come out with one of the most beautiful speedboats we've ever laid eyes on, a stunning combination of classic good looks and modern design. The Cantiere Nautico Feltrinelli (above) is being produced in honor of Italian boatracing legend Dino Feltrinelli, who won several titles in the 1930s and '40s. Frauscher, founded in 1927, commissioned designer Annette Hintwirth to create the special edition of their sporty and ...   >>
 
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Pershing and Parmigiani Fleurier Present the new collection of chronographs

06.04.2009
The prestigious partnership between Pershing, brand of Ferretti S.p.A., world leader in designing, building and marketing luxury motoryachts, and Parmigiani Fleurier, top Swiss watch manufacturer, was developed in 2008 based on a similar business culture.Lives driven by passion and the ideal of excellence has led the founders of the two companies, Tilli Antonelli and Michel Parmigiani, to build outstanding industrial enterprises in the nautical and watch-making ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Yachts and Mochi Craft: The made in Italy excellence docks in Croatia

01.04.2009
In Split four models on display at MennYacht Group and Yachting Pivatus stands make their debutAfter having introduced some of the most important news of the nautical year 2008-2009, FERRETTI YACHTS and MOCHI CRAFT, icons of Made in Italy luxury in the world, dock at International Croatia Boat Show 2009 with the excellence of their boats. At the boat show, that is taking place in Split (from March 28th to April 5th ), are displayed for the first time four ...   >>
 
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Pershing’s jewels of design and technology to parade on runways all over the world

01.04.2009
Pershing is a brand of Ferretti S.p.A., world leader in designing, building and marketing luxury motoryachts. The company opens the spring season by confirming its presence at several prestigious international boat shows, events which display the most precious jewels of the sea every year.Pershing will be busy for the whole of April, alongside its vast sales network, on the most important stages in the world, acting as ambassador for the great Italian ...   >>
 
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Alliaura Marine : Privilege 515

23.03.2009
After the successful launch of the Privilège 745 and 615, with sharp lines, elegant esthetic and singular comfort of multihulls, Alliaura Marine shipyard has been approached by motor boats customers willing changes.This is why the conception of the Privilège 515 has been quickly imposed in order to propose a sailing yacht, at "human size", inspired of the motor yachts.As for all the models of the Privilège range, the shipyard has worked with well known ...   >>
 
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Morgan Yachts presents the new Dinghy 33

13.03.2009
Morgan presents a preview of the innovation which will be launched during the summer, the Dinghy 33. It is an open, almost 10 meters in length,which inaugurates a new range of yachts called Dinghies and will be present alongside the now well-known Morgan Lobster Boats and the Fast Commuters. A new Morgan range: the DinghyThe dinghy which inspires the small Morgan, is traditionally used as support vessel for both sailing and motor megayachts and ...   >>
 
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Stardom, Pershing's exclusive distributor for Italy, at Nauticsud

09.03.2009
Stardom, prestigious brand Pershing's exclusive distributor for Italy, is taking part at Nauticsud, Naples International Boat Show.From 7th to 15th March, the shipyard from Marche will be mooring three models from its vast fleet-Pershing 46', Pershing 50' and Pershing 56'-in one of the most enchanting landscapes in Italy.The three yachts will be on show at the Stardom stand (Marina Nauticsud Mergellina-III Pontile), and visitors will be able to go on-board and ...   >>
 
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Aicon Yachts at the Dubai Boat Show

03.03.2009
Aicon, specialized in the design, construction and marketing of boats and luxury motor yachts will participate in the Dubai Boat Show (3-7 March, 2009). Aicon Yachts, in collaboration with the Western Marine dealership will be present in Dubai, one of the main showcases of the Middle East, with two of the eight models of the range: Aicon 56 Fly and Aicon 64 Fly. The boats are moored at the Water Stand 73.The Dubai Boat Show is one of the more prestigious ...   >>
 
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Cap Cama rat 635 Day Cruiser World Premiere

26.02.2009
Inspired by Scandinavian cruising trends, the new Cap Camarat 635 Day Cruiser is adapted to European boaters who enjoy quick, comfortable day cruises! From 28 February to 8 March 2009, the Cap Camarat 635 Day Cruiser will be introduced at the Stockholm Boat Show. An innovative design concept features many advantages to enhance the liveable space onboard, such as a central deck passage with wide and secure sidedecks, an U shaped cockpit bench and a central swim ...   >>
 
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Azimut Yachts launches an Innovative New Website

24.02.2009
Azimut Yachts, Italy's world-leading luxury yacht manufacturer and the largest privately owned motorboat company in the world, has partnered with iconic Italian Design Firm Testavebedv to launch the new www.azimutyachts.com website. Azimut Yachts, the essence of Italian style and distinctiveness, is a brand synonymous with exclusive products, constant innovation and outstanding design. Azimut Yachts add to Testavebedv’s impressive roster of clients which ...   >>
 
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Pershing 115' Gas Turbine: Fano – Rio de Janeiro one way trip!

13.02.2009
The latest unit of the Pershing 115' will leave shortly the moorings of the Marina dei Cesari in Fano for Brazil, last stop Rio de Janeiro. It will take the yacht about a week to sail round Italy, after which she will be loaded onto a large transport ship which will plough through the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil where her owner is eagerly waiting for her.  Pershing 115' is the finest expression of the company's distinctive values, a style revolution created ...   >>
 
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Best of the Best Survey: Pershing is China's favourite Italian shipyard

05.02.2009
Another international success: Pershing presented with the Best Luxury Performance Yacht 2009 award. The immense popularity of the Pershing brand on the Chinese market has been reconfirmed for 2009, too. An awards ceremony was held recently in the elegant setting of the Hotel Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai, during which Pershing, a Ferretti S.p.A. brand and famous Italian shipyard specialising in the production of luxury yachts, was presented with the important ...   >>
 
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Oceanis 31: European Yacht of the Year

02.02.2009
It was during the official European Yacht of the Year gala evening in Dusseldorf, on Saturday 17 January 2009, that the news was announced.The Oceanis 31 was elected European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruiser class, by a jury of journalists from 10 specialized European magazines. This year, the various yachts nominated did not compete in size classes as in previous years, but according to their sailing programme.  The following yachts were in the ...   >>
 
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Volksboat – Greenline 33

28.01.2009
A new hybrid boat from Seaway and Volkswagen Marine claims to solve both the environmental and the economic challenges facing the future of motorboating. Their 10m cruiser has both diesel and electric drive modes, as well as a solar roof to help recharge the batteries whenever the weather permits. A superdisplacement hull is optimised for speeds from 0 to 15 knots using less energy in that range than any comparable displacement or planning hull. This means less ...   >>
 
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Primatist news for 2009

27.01.2009
A fascinating project which is becoming concrete and will attract people thanksto its innovative shapes and solutions. This seems to be the destiny for the newPrimatist B62’ Pininfarina (“B” as Bruno, Primatist founder, who died in July 2008), a yacht which will complete the range in 2010. After the lucky launching of G53’ Pininfarina, unveiled during the last Genoa Boat Show, this is a new model placed in the company strategic segment. Behind the project there ...   >>
 
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JEANNEAU and YAMAHA announce a joint co-operation

21.01.2009
The co-operation between both brands has officially started in Italy, Greece, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine and recently also in Germany. JEANNEAU and YAMAHA are in the process of further development of their co-operation in other European countries. For both France and Spain, it concerns a co-operation in the common Jeanneau-Yamaha dealer network. In the countries involved the dealer network of JEANNEAU and YAMAHA co-operate in the sales, marketing and service of ...   >>
 
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Aicon grows in Europe with Orsera Nautika

21.01.2009
Aicon, a Group headquartered in Messina (Sicily, Italy) and specialized in the design, construction and sale of luxury motoryachts and megayachts, listed on the Standard segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, has finalized a partnership agreement with Orsera Nautika for the sale of motoryachts in Germany, Austria and German Switzerland. Aicon Yachts will take part with Orsera Nautika to the “Boot” Boat Show, the biggest exposition of Northern Europe which will ...   >>
 
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The Dusseldorf International Boat Show - 17 to 25 January 2009

16.01.2009
The Prestige brand is presenting 6 flagship models from its range, making this a serious contender in the world motor yacht market. After nearly 10 years, the PRESTIGE® brand has established itself as a leading player in the European motor yacht market. Now offering 10 models between 10 and 15 metres, the brand has set itself a new challenge for future years: to offer a comprehensive range of flybridge and express line models of up to 85 feet. The brand ...   >>
 
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The all-new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 33i will have its world premiere at the upcoming Dusseldorf Boat Show

16.01.2009
Designed as the ultimate family cruiser, it encompasses every element necessary to enjoy your time onboard with friends and family. Escape from the rigours of everyday life and discover what real cruising is all about.Designed for the world market, the Sun Odyssey 33i adapts to the needs of its clients. The boat is offered with two different keels and three different masts; including a Performance and a furling mast. Cruising means comfort, of course, but ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Custom Line 112 Next’ awarded at the International Boating Awards 2008

12.01.2009
Ferretti Custom Line continues to attract critical acclaim across the world. At the 2008 edition of the International Boating Awards the Forlì-based yard was presented with the BEST MEGA YACHT  AWARD, an accolade given to the Custom Line 112' Next. The yacht – an important new launch in the nautical season 2008-2009 – is the result of a collaboration between the Studio Zuccon International Project and AYT Ferretti. Custom Line 112' Next stands out for her ...   >>
 
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The latest Jeanneau models for 2009 at the London Boat Show

12.01.2009
Jeanneau is presenting all its ranges at the London Boat Show from 9 to 18 January 2009, with 20 boats on show and 5 all-new models to explore!The new PRESTIGE models - with a range of 10 models from 10 to 15 metres, the PRESTIGE brand has become a benchmark player in the European power yacht market in less than 10 years. The Prestige 42 S: a beautiful new model that introduces two innovative concepts: a double cockpit and electrically-powered sliding rear ...   >>
 
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Aicon at Barcelona International Boat Show 2008

17.12.2008
The 46th Barcelona International BoatShow, held from the 8th to the 16th of November 2008, brought together the widest offer and the latest nautical and leisure products. Aicon Yachts obtained a great success during its participation to the Barcelona Boat Show 2008 where was present with two of its boats, the flagship, Aicon 85 Fly and the most successful model of the shipyard, the Aicon 64 Fly. During the Barcelona Boat Show, Aicon Yachts officially launched the sales partnership with the ...   >>
 
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Altura 840, awarded at “Caesar Awards” gala

16.12.2008
Ferretti Yachts confirms its position as an ambassador for Made in Italy excellence in the Romanian market, too. This was the verdict given by the third edition of the “Caesar Awards”, the exclusive event presented by CAESAR magazine, which has recognised the best international luxury products for the 2009 season. In the presence of 200 selected guests, including Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu, Ion Tiriac, Ilie Nastase and Nadia Comaneci, the prizegiving “Awards Gala” ...   >>
 
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Paul & Shark on Romanian market

10.12.2008
For those who love the authentic nautical styling, but for fans of the brand too, opening on the Romanian market, in the second half of December, of the first monobrand store Paul & Shark it can’t be but an occasion for unanimous joy. Paul & Shark enter on our market, launching the autumn-winter 2008 collection, dedicated to both men and women. Present in major cities of the world, New York, Milan, Paris, Vienna, brand Paul & Shark exist in Romania through the International Alliance company. ...   >>
 
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Francis Joyon, sailor of the 2008 year

10.12.2008
During the event "Soirée des Champions" organized by the Federation Francaise de Vele, Francis Joyon has been appointed French Navigator of 2008. Recordman from Round the World Record is the successor of Michel Desjoyeux, winner of Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro and the Transat Jacques Vabre alongside Emmanuel Le Borgne on the 60 feet sailing vessel called Foncia. Francis Joyon has received for the first time this prize. The award was held during the Salon de Paris Nautic where Joyon was chosen ...   >>
 
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Aicon: a new business partnership in Greece with Kiriacoulis

27.11.2008
Aicon, the Group from Messina which operates in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts, listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, has finalized a partnership agreement with Kiriacoulis Motor Yachts SA for the sale of Aicon branded motoryachts and megayachts in the Greek area. Kiriacoulis Motor Yachts SA is controlled for 51% by Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping SA, a company listed on the Parallel Market segment of the Athens Stock Exchange; the ...   >>
 
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Prestige 50: The Motor yacht Of Paris

26.11.2008
With special transport arranged for her upcoming appearance at the International Paris Boat Show, from December 5-14, 2008, the Prestige 50 will be the largest motor yacht in Hall 5. Discover the luxury of space with 8 superb Prestige motor yachts ranging from 30 to 50 feet in length. Space, ergonomic design and luxury are the defining qualities of this new model for 2009, the largest motor yacht in the PRESTIGE® line. She offers power and grace for exceptional comfort on the water. The ...   >>
 
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Elegance Open Sport Yachts: the third yacht line by Drettmann

18.11.2008
The ambitious Bremen-based yacht manufacturer Drettmann has supplemented its product portfolio with a further model. The new ELEGANCE OPEN SPORT YACHTS are positioned next to the successful yacht lines ELEGANCE YACHTS and BANDIDO YACHTS. The German designer Roland Friedberger and the Italian ship architect Tommaso Spadolini were commissioned with the design of this sport yacht in a range of 60 to 100 feet. The individual concept more than satisfies high standards in modern design, top comfort ...   >>
 
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Fabio Fraternale, CEO of Itama S.p.A. and CEO of Apreamare S.p.A.

17.11.2008
Fabio Fraternale has been appointed CEO of Apreamare S.p.A.. Mr. Fraternale will also carry on the position of CEO of Itama S.p.A., a brand of Ferretti S.p.A., a world leader within the sphere of designing, building and marketing luxury motoryachts, which encompasses nine of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the nautical world (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Apreamare, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line). Fabio Fraternale’s appointment is part of a precise and ...   >>
 
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Simrad – officially the world’s best autopilot

14.11.2008
The new Simrad AP24-AP28 autopilot series received the 2008 Best Autopilot Award during the recent National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) convention, held in California (USA). The prestigious award is voted by non-manufacturing active NMEA members and NMEA-certified marine electronics technicians, and officially acknowledges the advanced technology and superior performance of Simrad products. Engineered to provide power and sail boats, ranging 7.5-24m, with advanced steering functions ...   >>
 
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Brunswick to close US Marine facility in Maryland

14.11.2008
Brunswick Corp. announced that it plans to shut down a US Marine facility in Cumberland, Maryland by year's end, and transfer production of Trophy Offshore fishing boats made at that plant to another facility in Ashland City, Tennessee. According to a statement, the shutdown will effect 115 workers. "As we deal with the global economic downturn and its impact on recreational marine markets, we are continuing to shrink our North American manufacturing footprint," said Dustan E. McCoy, Brunswick ...   >>
 
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Sealine to launch new motoryacht line

12.11.2008
The UK's Sealine International is to unveil the first of a new line of luxury motoryachts in January 2009. The line will be known as Aura and is the result of a collaboration between Sealine and Studio Conran. The first new model in the range will be the flagship Aura T60. Recognised for its architecture, interior design, shops and restaurants, Studio Conran has a diverse portfolio of design work that includes interiors for Concorde and Yotel compact hotel cabins. "I firmly believe that we ...   >>
 
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Gibraltar announces first international boat show

12.11.2008
Gibraltar will host its inaugural international boat show next year from April 9-12 at the Ocean Village marina. The show is set to become a regular event in the Mediterranean. The first show will allow free access to exhibitors and attendees, with the costs being met by the organisers, sponsors and the venue. The timing of the Gibraltar show is designed to suit the needs of boatbuilders and dealers in advance of the new season in the Mediterranean. Brian Stevendale of show venue Ocean ...   >>
 
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Victory 1 wins in Egypt and makes a big step for world title

03.11.2008
So far, the leaders of the championship, Victory 1, have made a giant step towards the title of world champions in 2008 winning the stage from Egypt after they have seen their 3 rivals defeated one by one. For Mohammed Al Marri and Nadir Bin Hendi, pilots of the Victory 1, first place won Saturday in Egypt, the fourth title this season for the team, means 15 points in front of the colleagues on Victory 7, but, more important, it means 35 points in front of the rivals from Qatar who no longer ...   >>
 
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Aicon Yachts Americas at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

03.11.2008
Aicon, Group from Messina which operates in the design, construction and sale of yachts and luxury pleasure crafts, listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange will be present at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show from October 30th to November 2nd 2008. This year, Aicon will be present with the Aicon 64 Fly, the yacht which has met great international success, the Aicon 85 Fly, the fleet flagship and the 56 Fly, the first creation of the Aicon shipyard. The Aicon Yachts vessels will be ...   >>
 
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Azimut Yachts at the 13th Worldwide Dealers’ Meeting

03.11.2008
From sea to ice. Azimut Yachts chose an original event on ice, for its 13th Dealers’ Meeting which brought together its worldwide dealer network. The 200 representatives of the dealers were invited to an event that combined institutional company communication with a gala lunch set alongside a figure skating show. The lunch was served right on the ice-skating rink of Turin’s Palavela, which hosted the Olympic events in 2006. The 1,800 square-metre ice rink, covered with a special insulator ...   >>
 
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Romanian Nautical Association 2008

30.10.2008
Romanian Nautical Association in APIA counterpart for the players on the nautical market. There have been attempts to establish the association two years ago, but the foundations were made at Yacht Party from Sfantu Gheorghe. Association members are boats and accessories importers and those who provides services for the yacht charter. Then was set up a initiative committee led by Mr. Bogdan Andreescu. On October the 3rd at Sulina in the location of the Lighthouse Museum occured a meeting to ...   >>
 
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Luxury with a Mediterranean Temperament

28.10.2008
Following the tradition set by the MonteCarlo 27, 32 and 37, BENETEAU are launching a 47-foot model, which will be available in either a 2- or 3-cabin version (unique for a 47-footer of this category). This comes in response to keen public expectation, and confirms BENETEAU’s intention to invest in the large Sport Cruiser market segment. The hull design of the MonteCarlo 47 has been developed in close collaboration with the engine manufacturer Volvo Penta in order to incorporate IPS ...   >>
 
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International Design Awards 2008

24.10.2008
The final announcement of the annual winners of International Design Awards 2008 by International Superyacht Society will take place in less than a month. At the end of September ISS declared the names of the finalists. The award ceremony will take place on October 30 at 19.00 at the Big Ball Hall of Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale (Florida). The prized will be awarded in several nominations: Motor yachts 24–40 m, 40–65 m, over 65 m, Sailing yachts 24–40 m, over 40 m, and ...   >>
 
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Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 Races into Annapolis

24.10.2008
Developed for racing offshore by short-handed crews, the Sun Fast 3200 recently took 2nd place in the first leg of the double-handed Transquadra race from Saint Nazaire, France to Madere off the coast of Portugal. After 7 days of non-stop racing, the second boat to cross the line out of 85 boats in total, was the Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 skippered by former Jeanneau CEO, Jean-Francois de Premorel. What’s more, the next 4 boats to finish were also Sun Fast 3200’s. Chosen as the 2008 “European ...   >>
 
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The new models by Jeanneau

22.10.2008
This autumn the French manufacturer of sailing and motor yachts Jeanneau presented 5 new models in series of the autumn boat shows – in La Rochelle, Cannes and Southampton. Jeanneau builds about 5 thousand yachts per year and works permanently on expansion of its sailing and motor yacht lines. By the autumn the largest French yacht manufacturer had prepared 2 sailing launches: Sun Odyssey 30i and Sun Odyssey 44i. All Sun Odyssey line (30i, 36i, 39i, 42i, 44i, 49i) and Deck Saloon (39DS, 42DS, ...   >>
 
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“The great challenge”, an exclusive book about Ferretti history

21.10.2008
40 years of passion for the sea and a constant series of challenges that have helped write the history of the modern nautical sector - Norberto Ferretti, President and Founder of Ferretti S.p.A., tells his story in “The Great Challenge”, a book written by Mauro Castelli and published by “Il Sole24Ore”. “The Great Challenge” presents one of the most exciting sagas from the world of Italian entrepreneurs, the story of the Forlì-based yard that has now scaled the heights of international ...   >>
 
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Nimbus gets into the top-10

16.10.2008
Two Nimbus yachts were included into the top ten of the best cruisers by authoritative yachting magazine Motor Boat & Yachting: Nimbus 42 Nova and Nimbus 350 Coupe. Among the numerous advantages of the boats the magazine mentioned the high seagoing ability, comfort, ease of operation and safety. Nimbus are the fastest yachts in the top ten: the maximum speed of 42 Nova is 37 knots, 350 Coupe - 35 knots, while the other boats in this group can reach only 30 ...   >>
 
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The first for the best

16.10.2008
The first motor boat with the electric motor in Russia was delivered to the customer. Frauscher 600 Riviera has become the "inhabitant" on the Moscow waters. The shipyard Frauscher is the world leader of manufacturing the cutters and motor boats with fixed electrical engines. The motor boat Riviera 606 is a classical model. Equipped with the 320-hp engine she can easily reach a speed of 50 knots. The hull from fiberglass, the teak deck and the mahogany ...   >>
 
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Beneteau - the historic partner of the Vendee Globe

09.10.2008
30 Open 60s will sail from Les Sables d’Olonne at the start of the sixth Vendée Globe, the legendary single-handed round-the-world race to be completed non-stop and without assistance. The race was first run in 1989, and over the years has grown and matured to become the ultimate challenge for all single-handed monohull sailors. As the world’s leading yacht builder, it was only natural that BENETEAU should be associated with this event from the very beginning. Ever since that first race, ...   >>
 
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The releases of the Linssen Yachts boat show 2008

07.10.2008
On 29 and 30 November and 1 December 2008, Linssen Yachts will be organising its annual Boat Show. During this 10th show, the Limburg yacht builder will be officially ushering in its jubilee year, because on 1 April 2009 Linssen Yachts will have been in existence for 60 years. The Linssen Yachts Boats Show is attracting increasing international attention. The 2007 show was attended by about 3,500 visitors from 25 countries. The 60th jubilee is for Linssen Yachts a significant "diamond" ...   >>
 
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Dolcefarniente - the exclusive line of nautical outdoor furniture

06.10.2008
From 4-12 October, Genoa welcomes the International Boat Show, an event that showcases the most prestigious boat builders of the world. For the occasion, Dolcefarniente®, a leading Italian manufacturer of furniture, presents its new exclusive collection of outdoor furniture outside & in® designed specifically for the Dominator 780, the latest luxury yacht produced by Dominator shipyards. The business cooperation between the two companies established during the last Fano Yacht Festival ...   >>
 
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Beneteau crafts in Romania by NauticLife

03.10.2008
This fall brings an absolute novelty on the Romanian nautical market: the arrival of the French brand Beneteau by NauticLife, and the inauguration of the largest showroom of boat accessories and navigation in the country, situated on the bank of Mogosoaia Lake. The showroom is the first investment of NauticLife from the business project that the company started to develop coastal and river navigation in Romania and to valorize the potential of the Danube and the Black Sea. The event was marked ...   >>
 
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Aicon Yachts at the 48th edition of the Genoa boat show

02.10.2008
Aicon, the shipyard based in Messina which operates in the design construction and marketing of luxury motor boats and yachts, listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange will participate at the 48th Edition of the Genoa Boat Show. The real novelty will be the Aicon 82 Open, a megayacht of approximately 26 meters, which unlike last year will not be inside the salon alongside the well-known 62 Open and 72 Open, but will be berthed a prestigious location in the heart of the Ancient ...   >>
 
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MarineMax and Azimut Yachts expand their relationship

01.10.2008
MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat retailer, and Azimut Yachts, the leading manufacturer of luxury yachts announced today they expanded their relationship, adding Florida to MarineMax’s territory for distribution of the brand. Prior to this expansion, MarineMax offered Azimut Yachts in its markets from Baltimore to Boston. After years of great success together, Azimut Yachts chose MarineMax for its distribution in one of the worlds most important boating markets, ...   >>
 
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Genoa 48th International Boat Show

01.10.2008
The 48th International Boat Show is expecting you at Fiera di Genova from Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th October. The Show will be larger and will feature more boats and more new products than ever before. 1,500 participating exhibitors, 2.500 boats on display - including hundreds of new models – and even larger and more scenic exhibition areas characterised by a new product arrangement and layout thanks to the new Pavilion B, designed by architect Jean Nouvel, and to the new technical basin ...   >>
 
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The new Hybrid Long Range 23

30.09.2008
Norberto Ferretti, co-founder of Ferretti Yachts and president of the Ferretti Group, announced that the Group had just launched a hybrid-powered hull. The finished vessel will debut in Genoa this year under the Mochi Craft brand as the Long Range 23. She is the first boat measuring more than 75 feet to have a hybrid drive, the Ferretti Group states. Twin MAN diesel inboards (either the standard 500-hp or optional 800-hp) are connected to a 15-inch, touchscreen NAVIOP monitoring system, which ...   >>
 
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The Catamaran R8

30.09.2008
After he designed the first catamaran-car in a Corvette Stingray in 1963 shape, Swedish designer Bo Zolland comes back with a new exclusive creation inspired from a contemporary super car: Audi R8. The boat speed measuring 8.8 meters in length and was designed to be powered by a motor diesel v10 or two smaller units of 320 HP, each endowed with the same type of biodiesel. Theoretically, the catamaran R8 can reach speeds of 177 km/h. 2008 is the R8’s year. The super model is in the center of ...   >>
 
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Slovenia Match Race Cup

26.09.2008
Today was the first racing day of Slovenia Match Race Cup, an ISAF Grade 2 event, held in Slovenia for the second time. 10 crews from 8 countries are attending the regatta. The races started early in 15-20 knots of NE wind which only grew stronger during the afternoon. The round robin is sailed on J24 boats, semifinals and finals will be sailed on new TheOne racing boats.After completing 10 flights, Eugenij Neugodnikov (RUS) and Tomislav Basic (CRO) have 7 wins in 7 races, followed by Ian ...   >>
 
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Aicon Yachts opens a new office in Miami Beach

26.09.2008
Aicon, Group from Messina which operates in the design, construction and marketing of pleasure crafts, and luxury motor yachts, listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, through Aicon Yachts Americas LLC, the subsidiary of the Aicon Group headed by Toni Speciale, has opened a new head office in Miami Beach in September. The transfer of the Aicon Yachts Americas headquarters from Fort Lauderdale to the more centrally located Miami Beach will allow for better management of U.S. ...   >>
 
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Ferretti 592 triumphs at Cannes

25.09.2008
The Cannes Festival de la Plaisance – the first appointment in the nautical season 2008-2009 – offered a truly special evening for celebrities, media and owners from all over the world. During the gala event the stretch of water in front of Carlton Hotel became the setting for a parade of the most exclusive craft currently available on the world market. The event also saw the award of the “World Yachts Trophies 2008”, the seventh edition of the prize created by the Luxmediagroup organisation, ...   >>
 
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Skipper dies in Med regatta

24.09.2008
The Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai, which started yesterday, is in mourning after the sad loss of a skipper this afternoon. The 8-M yachtSafir, owned and skippered by Wilfred Tolhurst, was competing in the coastal race. Shortly after midday Safir collided with Rowdy causing Safir to be dismasted. Wilfred Tolhurst was struck by the falling mast. The Race Committee together with the CROSS Med and maritime safety crew (SNSM) reacted quickly to bring the skipper ashore; however, nothing could be ...   >>
 
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New “Mariner” - The easy energy

22.09.2008
It is born “Mariner”, a series of generators based on the top class products Mase “IS”. The new gen sets “Mariner” derive their name from the famous and robust products made at the beginnings of the activity of the company. They are characterized by easy construction and of course with quality and reliability typical of all Mase generators. The most important new features include the simplifying of the cooling system and a lighter chassis compared to the “IS” series. The soundproof cabin ...   >>
 
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Aicon Yachts` partnership with Moravia Monte Carlo Yachting

18.09.2008
Aicon Yachts, the Group from Messina which operates in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts, listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, has finalized a partnership agreement with Moravia Monte Carlo Yachting, for the sale of megayachts and motoryachts in the Monaco area. Thanks to the collaboration with Moravia Monte Carlo Yachting, for the first time Aicon yachts will be present with its flagship, the Aicon 85 Fly, at the 18th Monaco Boat Show held in Monte ...   >>
 
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Romanian Grand Prix - Mamaia 2008

17.09.2008
The show of high speed crafts on the Siutghiol Lake, Class One Romanian Grand Prix, was over, the race winners were team of Norwegians Jotun 90. On places 2 and 3 were ranked in order, teams Quatar 95 and Victory7. Competition from Mamaia managed to gather on the edge of the lake thousands of people, curious to see "at work" the most expensive speed boats in the world. Among the spectators was now an impressive number of VIP sites: mayor Radu Mazare, president of CJC Nicusor Constantinescu, ...   >>
 
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Splashes of champagne and water

17.09.2008
The second yacht festival in Saint Petersburg has appreciably developed for this year and in many respects surprised the residents and the guests on the Northern capital. Traditionally the festival was opened near the monument to Sailors and the founders of the Russian Fleet. The Minister of Transportation Igor Levitin cut the blue ribbon as last year. The solemn ceremony was attended by State Duma deputy Artur Chilingarov, Saint Petersburg vice-governor and ...   >>
 
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Cannes opens the show

10.09.2008
The Autumn surprisez will be disclosed at the International Festival in Cannes, during the 31-edition, between 10 and 15 September. They are expected on the croissete 630 of the most beautiful models boats of the world, of which 250 will be presented to the public for the first time. For the first time Quai Croisere will be open to receive more than 15 vessels over 30 meters, including Wesport 30, Broward 120, 115 and Riva 92, 115 Pershing. The one-deck crafts will be dedicated to a particular ...   >>
 
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New White Shark distributor

10.09.2008
Norway's Fische Marine and White Shark Norge A/S have signed an agreement that will allow Fische to take over the responsibility for sales of White Shark and Sea Hawk boats in Norway, Sweden and Finland, effective September 1. Fishe Marine is one of Norway's leading distributors of boats, engines and boating equipment. The company represents brands like Nordkapp, Zodiac, Bombard, Avon, Galeon and Galia. The company also serves as an Evinrude distributor for Norway, Sweden and Finland.
 
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Drettmann reaches 50 meters

09.09.2008
After the successful production startup of Premier 130' at the beginning of the year, the agency Drettmann GmbH started the construction of the first 50-meter yacht. Design of this yacht was created by the famous architect JC Espinoza. The new flagship of the shipyard will be equipped with 2680-hp Caterpillar engines which allow reaching the maximum speed of 20 knots. MTU engines can be installed as an option. The future owner of the three-deck yacht Premier 163' will be able to offer his ...   >>
 
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Colombo Club: A passion for boats.

05.09.2008
The Colombo Club was born out of an idea of sharing a passion for boats that represent half a century of art and nautical tradition, an association where owners of the famous Lake of Como's boats can rediscover the pleasure of possessing unique examples of rare and valuable craftsmanship. Among the objectives, the preservation and enhancement of a historic heritage of great value, through conservation and exhibition of the crafts and an exchange of information ...   >>
 
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Morgan yachts at the Festival International de la Plaisance

01.09.2008
On the occasion of the Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes from September 10th to September 15th 2008, Morgan Yachts will be present with two models, the Lobster Boat Morgan 44 and the Fast Commuter Morgan 70. The Morgan yachts will be moored by the Quai Saint Pierre – QSP 106, in front of which there will be an area on the quay dedicated to all the guests. The real hospitality, however, will be held on board of the two yachts themselves, where it ...   >>
 
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Class One – Romanian Grand Prix 2008

21.08.2008
Romania returns, this year, on the map of Class One Powerboat World Championship. The famous local stage of the competition will take place on the Siutghiol Lake from Mamaia resort, just like last year, but this time between 29th and 31st of the August. The location was not chosen by any accident at the first edition, but it was reconfirmata datorita an organization ireprosabile. Moreover, the company that organized ...   >>
 
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Wakeboarding lessons at Orange Young Club

14.08.2008
Duncan Zuur, one of the leaders of the world circuit of professional wakeboarding gave a demonstration of virtuosity on the Siutghiol Lake in Mamaia during Orange Young Club event. The event came off in three consecutive days starting with Friday, 8th of August, till Sunday, 10th of august, between 15.00 and 17.00 at Kmy's Club Terrace in Mamaia, across from the Rex Hotel; the event was an exclusive one, access being ...   >>
 
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Ferretti celebrates 40 years of challenges with a “tribute to the sea”

01.08.2008
In the prestigious setting of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Ferretti celebrated 40 years of challenges and love for the sea with all those who have contributed to the company’s success. About 1.000 guests and personalities from across the world attended this private concert, “A Tribute to the Sea”, with which Ferretti, the yard that has become a worldwide ambassador for Made in Italy excellence, paid homage to the inspiration behind its success – the deep ...   >>
 
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The new productive establishment is operative

30.07.2008
The BWA Nautica, putting into operation all departments in the new productive establishment situated in Dresano (Milan), is now one of the leading companies in the inflatable boats thanks to the quality of its industrial processes and respect of the environment. With a workforce of more than 60 units, it expects to reach a turnover of about 10 millions of Euros during this year. The new establishment makes use of ...   >>
 
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A new yacht by Tony Castro Naval Architects

29.07.2008
The idea of this project occurred to him after a conversation with Nick Edmiston, a British yacht broker, and other designers from Tony Castro Naval Architects&Yachts Designers. The 36-metre yacht Arcadia, which has received several prestigious awards and prizes including ISS award from the date of its launch in Monaco two years ago, was taken as a basis. The main requirements for the new yacht were the ...   >>
 
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Altura 840 project: unmistakeable style for a “villa on the sea”

23.07.2008
Altura, the timeless series that has made an unforgettable contribution to the story of modern sailing, is renewing. On the occasion of the Privilege Days – an exclusive event dedicated to Ferretti Yachts owners, celebrating in 2008 the 40th anniversary of the yard’s foundation – Ferretti Yachts presented the world premier of the Altura 840 project. The new model was conceived an evolution of the legendary Altura ...   >>
 
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MERRY FISHER 815 Liveability and a new design for success

23.07.2008
The Merry Fisher 815 perfectly demonstrates the successful criteria of the Merry Fisher line, with an innovative style (all-new design), a stable, high-performance hull, and surprising comfort onboard. In addition, the Merry Fisher 815 is a truly adaptable, multi-use powercruiser. This new model features equipment that is equally well adapted to cruising and fishing. For cruising, the new Merry Fisher 815 offers two ...   >>
 
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Black Sea Regatta – Audi 2008

23.07.2008
Yachting is one of the high-class sports which includes a segment quite restricted by improvers in comparison with other water sports and not only, but which is addressed to all who love the sea, adventure and great sensations. During the event Audi Black Sea Regatta, which took place at the end of past week (July 18-20), in Ana Yacht Club marina from Eforie Nord, the organizer, Set Evens, along with Audi and DTZ ...   >>
 
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Ingot by Burger Boat Company

21.07.2008
At the end of June the shipyard launched the new 153-foot expedition motor yacht Ingot. She's very spacious, with combined deck area of 5,025 sq.m. and internal space of 4,150 sq.m. Ingot is decorated with Honduras redwood and features inlaid maple veneer columns. There are 4 guest cabins with double beds on the lower deck, decorated with redwood and expensive soft fabrics. Each VIP cabin has a private bathroom with ...   >>
 
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Audi Black Sea Regatta 2008

17.07.2008
Set Events puts on sails of the third edition of the international competition with sailing boats Audi Balck Sea Regatta, between 18 and 20 July 2008, at Ana Yacht Club Marina from Eforie Nord. This year, over 25 sailing boats under Romanian and foreign flag will provide a great aquatic spectacle during Saturday, July 19 (demonstration in the shore) and Sunday, July 20 (demonstration off shore). Also, in the Regatta, ...   >>
 
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Restrictions for World Youth Day on Sydney Harbour

16.07.2008
The NSW Government is working closely with World Youth Day (14 – 20 July) organisers and other agencies to provide the necessary support for the first Australian visit of Pope Benedict XVI. A number of on water controls are planned to ensure the safety of all people using the harbour. More than 500,000 people aged 16-35 are expected to participate in World Youth Day events. World Youth Day is the largest event this ...   >>
 
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Maritimo 60 - The Beach House

08.07.2008
Steve and Larelle McPherson have owned large boats for just over a decade. Their most recent acquisition is their Maritimo 60, named The Beach House, which they picked up from the Gold Coast in August last year and ran it in 'taking a couple of weeks, wandering, whale watching, exploring The Whitsundays' on their way back to their home town, Townsville. Travel is this couple’s raison d’etre. Besides cruising local ...   >>
 
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Miss Geico: The Fastest Powerboat in the World

07.07.2008
Spectators cluttered Lido Beach on Sunday, decorating the nearshore waters with their numerous rafts and swimsuits or, in the case of V.I.P viewers, sprinkling The Sandollar Rooftop Restaurant. They didn't just come to watch the 24th annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix powerboat races, bob around in the Gulf or toast in the sun. They also came to witness two boats - Bud Light and Miss Geico. They're also known as the ...   >>
 
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Franco’s Marina Yachts – More than Sea

02.07.2008
The first edition of the event Franco's Marina Yachts - More than Sea took place between June 28 and 30 in Constanta. Tomis marina, still underconstruction had the chance to host five representative models of exclusive brands like Pershing, Ferretti and Custom Line, all of them being for a long time under the umbrella Ferretti Group for a long time. The presence of these motor yachts and the testing possibility of ...   >>
 
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Prestige 50 - Luxe and performances

26.06.2008
Drawing on the depth of knowledge and expertise gained from the Prestige range, the Prestige 50 is born. While the general style of the Prestige 50 remains classic, the interior layout reflects current trends and preferences making it a perfect fit in this market segment. The interior layout is geared towards maximum comfort (3 cabins, 3 head compartments) including an impressively spacious interior (separate saloon ...   >>
 
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The new Sun Odyssey 44i: Pure sailing pleasure

24.06.2008
Following the announcement of the new Sun Odyssey 30i, Jeanneau presents a second new sailboat model, the Sun Odyssey 44i. Exceptional performance, as well as an attractive aesthetic and a modular design are key strengths aboard this large cruising sailboat. Entirely designed using CATIA, by far the most powerful design software available, this superb sailboat features extraordinary attention to each detail in ...   >>
 
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Vertu in Romania

24.06.2008
For connaisseuri, Vertu arrival in Romania is undoubtedly a dream come true. The undeniable legend of contemporary luxury technology, Vertu is an indulgence of all VIP throughout the world (Madonna, faithful client to the brand, already has a collection of mobile phones Vertu 6) and a VIP itself. The inspiration which led to the creation of Vertu phone comes, as Frank Nuovo says, main designer of the brand, from the ...   >>
 
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Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Round Britain Powerboat Race 2008

12.06.2008
24 years since the last edition, the Round Britain, one of the longest and hardest Endurance competitions of all time, is back. The competition route winds along 1424 miles in ten days and circumnavigates England facing the Channels waters, the Ocean waves and their collision with the North Atlantic riptides. Fiat Powertrain Technologies, heir of the glorious motorboating enterprises of the Aifo – Iveco engines, is ...   >>
 
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An Exclusive Event for Larson Boat Owners

10.06.2008
Bridgeview Yachts of Point Edward, Ontario is hosting an exclusive event at Sarnia Bay Marina in Sarnia, Ontario located on beautiful Lake Huron. Come and have a great time at the Border Bash. It’s a fun filled weekend of cruising, music, dancing, and great food. Boat decorating contests, raffles, games and prizes are scheduled as well. Larson Boats invites his owners to enjoy a fiiled weekend of cruising, music, ...   >>
 
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Sessa Marine opens a line of showrooms in Italy and abroad

09.06.2008
Since April, the Italian group has been inaugurating its Italian showrooms in Taglio di Po, Tropea and Porto Cervo, Denia in Spain and La Napoule in France. Before the end of the year, four new outlets representing the Italian brand will see the day: three in Italy and one in Croatia. These past few years, Sessa Marine has worked fervently on the development of a consistent brand image, built on the sum of its ...   >>
 
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Volvo Catamaran National Championship - Edition 2008

06.06.2008
During 5-8 of June, in Navodari, the Volvo Catamaran will be the attraction of the coast within the Volvo HobieCat – Dragon Catamaran National Championship, the organizer of the event being Yacht Club Bucharest. The regatta is governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008. The regatta is open to the Volvo HobieCat – Dragon Catamaran which will be provided by the organizers. As in the last competition, EIT Forum ...   >>
 
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The first master degree in interiors naval design.

04.06.2008
The first edition of the Master promoted by Aicon Yachts and the University of Architecture of Reggio Calabria has been completed yesterday, 3 June 2008. The Master has been realized in partnership with Aicon Yachts, as main partner, and D.A.S.T.E.C (Dept. of Art, Science and Technique Development of the University Mediterranea). The Academic Ceremony started with the opening of the exhibition relative to the project ...   >>
 
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Azimut Yachts Official Merchandising sets up shop on the Web

29.05.2008
Azimut Yachts, the world-leading company in luxury yachting, in collaboration with Sciolla Company S.r.l., has created its own merchandising line, on sale online on the site www.azimutshop.com, a space devoted to a public that is looking for exclusiveness and refinement. The site exhibits a wide array of products that express Italian-made style and creativity. The prestigious range of objects, garments and ...   >>
 
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First Black Sea International Regatta 2008

27.05.2008
On 28-31 of May, for the first time, Black Sea will have an international offshore yachting regatta, having as a starting point Mangalia, Romania bound for Balcic, Bulgaria. Named “Persil Black Sea Regatta”, this regatta is organized, for the first time, by Yacht Club Romania, with the support of Pontos Sailing Club Varna and the participation of International Yacht Club Odesa, under the authority of Romanian and ...   >>
 
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Drettmann is new sponsoring partner of Ralf Schumacher

26.05.2008
Drettmann GmbH is a new partner in the sponsoring pool of Ralf Schumacher, the latest powerhouse to compete in the German Touring Championships (DTM). In so doing, the German luxury yacht manufacturer has placed a focus on a high-performance communication medium with an effective image transfer and global recognition. “High-tech, service, but also passion impress us in motor sports and are very similar to our own ...   >>
 
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Sessa Marine -a research centre for development of new models

19.05.2008
A step forward for the Italian group's development strategy, to accompany its entrance onto the yacht market. After having announced the launch of a 65 feet model for 2009, Sessa Marine is today one of the first European shipyards to open an internal research centre dedicated to new product development. A way for this fast-growing company to equip itself with the best tools for its debut on the yacht market. The ...   >>
 
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Aicon Yachts and Evian Royal SPA on the red carpet in Cannes

13.05.2008
In occasion of the 61st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Aicon Yachts will moor its flagship in front of the croisette. Signatured by Noblesse Oblige and Crazy Baby the Aicon 85 Fly will be transformed into a unique location for stars of international fame, international PR events and exclusive charity dinners for the entire edition of the Festival. Aboard the flagship, in collaboration with Evian, Citizen K ...   >>
 
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Piata Constitutiei was navigable for 5 days

12.05.2008
For five days, Piata Constitutiei was transformed into a luxury oasis where it could be admired the latest novelty on yachts of all kind. Visitors could navigate through luxury yachts, motor boats, sailing ships, handmade crafts and different accessories for nautical sports. This year Romanian Boat Show succeeded to reunite over 20 brands from Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and France, on a 12.000 sq area. Also, ...   >>
 
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Feadship: Launching of first SL39

07.05.2008
Feadship has launched Ocean Mercury, the first custom-built yacht in a new modular concept called SL39. Built by Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw, the SL39 is unique in the so-called ‘semi-series’ market as it allows for the choice of a completely original exterior style. Designed by De Voogt Naval Architects, with an interior by Terence Disdale, Ocean Mercury has a classic Feadship look. More SL39s are in ...   >>
 
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Pershing 64’: the first yacht to moor in the heart of Milan

24.04.2008
From April 16 to 21 2008 the Milan Furniture Show exhibited its world famous display of design and creativity. And one of the main stars at the 2008 edition of the FuoriSalone was undoubtedly the eagerly-awaited Pershing 64’. This craft, the latest model in the luxury motoryacht range created by the famous Italian shipyard and member of the Ferretti Group, is now ready to go on display in Milan in a setting that is ...   >>
 
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The Itama SeventyFive, a cutting edge in carbon fibre

24.04.2008
The spring is full of expectation and preparations at Itama where work goes ahead at full speed on the shipyard’s latest major project: the new 75 footer flagship, scheduled to be unveiled in June with a series of exciting events. The brand new SeventyFive is a yacht that will take Itama’s classic and time-honoured combination of style and power to new heights with a peak speed of 45 knots and unprecedented ...   >>
 
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Arcidiavolo doubles up: GT and GTS

22.04.2008
The Arcidiavolo GT concept boat from Cantieri di Sarnico will become a production AND race boat. The tests completed by the prototype have confirmed that the “overturned tricycle” hull designed by Renato Sonny Levi and interpreted in modern form by Victory Design possesses qualities that deserve to be applied in both the recreational and competitive sectors. The 'street' version will be equipped with two turbo diesel ...   >>
 
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Sunseeker makes top 100 profit track list

22.04.2008
The UK's Sunseeker International has appeared in The Sunday Times' Profit Track 100, a list of Britain's fastest growing private companies according to average profit growth. Sunseeker, which placed at number 70, has increased its profits by 58 per cent annually over the past three years. The company has also made significant investments in new shipyard facilities in Poole and Portland on Britain's south coast. "This ...   >>
 
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Drettmann focuses on retro trend in yacht building

16.04.2008
Since the beginning of the year, the Drettmann Group has taken over exclusive global distribution for TUNA YACHTS. Designed by the Dutch yacht architect René van der Velden, this new motorized yacht line represents a perfect symbiosis between the craft of traditional shipbuilding and state-of-theart technology. The retro-classic 40 foot yacht is currently offered in three different versions: Classico (closed ...   >>
 
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Baia 70’ – infinity of space and complete freedom

15.04.2008
The test sail of Baia 70’ took place at the Naples Baia shipyard. The press tour organized for the contributors of the leading European yachting magazines took place during the Nauticsud exhibition. The 70-foot yacht from the new motor yacht series was first introduced as a project last autumn at the Genoa Boat Show and it was there that she was given the Yacht of the Year title. Baia 70’ Italia is described like the ...   >>
 
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Double turnover and 25 new models in 5 years

11.04.2008
"Azimut Yachts, the world-leading company in the luxury yacht sector, has launched a five-year plan to support the development of its production capacity and an expansion of its product range that calls for investments for a total of €150 million", said Azimut CEO. €70 million will be invested to increase Azimut Yachts' production capacity over a five-year span. The first important result will be the opening of ...   >>
 
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500th Prestige 34

10.04.2008
Owing to excellence in construction and craftsmanship, the Prestige 34 has become the most popular motor yacht within its market sector, with 500 boats built in just five years. This achievement underscores a fine performance in both production and sales.The production of the 500th Prestige 34 is also a testament to the strength and growing popularity of Jeanneau’s Prestige line, launched in 2000. Composed of nine ...   >>
 
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Aicon Yachts at Croatia Boat Show 2008

09.04.2008
Aicon Yachts will attend the Croatia Boat Show (5-13 April 2008) with its fleet composed of Aicon 56, Aicon 64, Aicon 75 and Aicon 85 belonging to the Fly line; Aicon 62 and Aicon 72 belonging to the Open line. The yachts are moored by Split Boat Show – Split City Port the Aicon shipyard will shore for the very first time in the Balkan area, in Split, with: the flagship Aicon 85 Fly, the first mega yacht model ...   >>
 
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The 13th China International Boat Show

07.04.2008
The 13th China International Boat Show will be staged at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from April 10-13, 2008. The 2007 China International Boat Show in Shanghai witnessed roaring business opportunities. International yacht brands enjoyed sales on-site, such as SUNSEEKER, AZIMUT, REGAL and BENETEAU. The international brands of RIVA, ITAMA, ALPHA and YANMAR also confirmed sales after the boat show. A total of 52 ...   >>
 
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Robert McDougal – the new Vice President for Ferretti Yachts

25.03.2008
Robert McDougal has been appointed Vice President Sales & Distribution for North, Central and South America for the Ferretti Yachts, Mochi Craft and Ferretti Custom Line brands. Based in Miami, USA, McDougal will be in charge of developing the commercial network by establishing close links with the existing brokers and dealer network, as well as identifying the most favorable commercial opportunities across the American continent. For Ferretti Yachts and ...   >>
 
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Drettmann opens base in the South of France

18.03.2008
By opening of a sales base on the Côte d’Azur, the Drettmann Group continues to expand its sales network. With a total of 14 bases around the world, customer proximity and exclusive service are key components of the German yacht manufacturer’s market strategy. The new location in the marina of Port Camille Rayon – located just 8 km from Cannes and 20 km from the Nice airport – offers service, sales, technical advice ...   >>
 
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Marquis 720 Motor Yacht

14.03.2008
The Marquis 720 Motor Yachts is the latest creation formed from the partnership of Nuvolari-Lenard Naval Architects of Venice Italy and Marquis, America’s foremost builder of premium quality yachts. The result is being admired by experienced yachtsmen for its timeless styling as well as its superior engineering and construction quality. This new Tri-Deck style yacht is a substantial vessel. Its expansive length and beam are used to ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Custom Line enchants America at the Miami Boat Show

27.02.2008
At the 67th Miami Boat Show on February 16th, Ferretti Custom Line, a Ferretti Group brand, once again has proven its passion for the USA with an exclusive “Private Reception”. Among the guests, were clients, owners and the international press, who have followed with intense interest the progress, of the yard that has become an international icon, of Italian luxury. During the evening the guests were given the ...   >>
 
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Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2009

27.02.2008
The recent launch of the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (24th – 27th March 2009), interest in this prestigious superyacht show has been ‘immediate, serious and exciting’, according to Group Director of the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show, Franck Dailles. Companies such as Trinity Yachts, one of the world's elite builders of custom superyachts and Edmiston & Company, one of the world’s leading yachting companies specialising in sales, charter and ...   >>
 
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Aicon Yachts: 85 Fly at the Miami Boat Show for the first time

20.02.2008
Aicon presented at the Miami Boat Show, from the 14th to the 18th of February 2008, with its Aicon 56 Fly, Aicon 64 Fly, Aicon 85 Fly and Aicon 72 Open. Miami was the first place where the Aicon 85 Fly arrived for the first time oversea. After its debut in the European market, one year ago, in the Fly range with the flag ship, Aicon 85 Fly, the Group wanted to present for the first time in the US market, during the Miami Boat Show, the ...   >>
 
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Ferretti 510 and Navetta 26 win the "Millenium Yacht Design Award"

18.02.2008
SEATEC, the prestigious international technology and subcontracting event for naval and pleasure shipbuilding sector, has recognised the excellence of Ferretti Yachts and Ferretti Custom Line with the "Millenium Yacht Design Award" for the FERRETTI YACHTS 510 and Navetta 26 FERRETTI CUSTOM LINE models. FERRETTI YACHTS 510  was chosen by the MYDA 2008 jury as the best model in the "New 15-24 metre motor/fly craft" group and ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Custom Line keeps growing in Asia

11.02.2008
The first Ferretti Custom Line 112' Next arrives in India. Ferretti Custom Line, part of the Ferretti Group and international leader in the production of composite planning maxi yachts between 26 and 34 metres, announces a new commercial success in the Asiatic market – the arrival in India of the first flagship 112' NEXT Custom Line planning yacht. The selling in Mumbai of the new 34 metre model, created through a collaboration ...   >>
 
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Ferretti: 40 years as a leader

06.02.2008
The Ferretti story began in 1968, when brothers Alessandro and Norberto Ferretti established their naval yard. It’s an experience crowned by the achievement of extraordinary goals, created with passion, farsightedness and professionalism. These values have led the Ferretti Group to become what is today an international icon of Made in Italy luxury. In 2008 Ferretti celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation with a packed ...   >>
 
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A new star is born. Performance 1307

05.02.2008
This latest model, the Performance 1307 is introduced in the range of models of the quite well known Yard from the Italian part of Lake of Lugano. Performance Marine has created a spacious boat but contained in the dimensions; the first things you notice with emphasis of her 13,20 meters is the enormous bathing platform stern which immediately induces to play water games and the sun bathing mattresses of a generous ...   >>
 
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Breathe the deep blue spirit on mochicraft-yacht.com

28.01.2008
With a subject like this the effect was bound to be one of “great emotional impact” the brand new MOCHI CRAFT website signed by the Studio Pleiadi Web Agency, founded in Cesena and now boasting operational branches in Milan and Shanghai. The inspiration behind the project was to create a highly innovative website that reflects the unique nature of Mochi Craft’s colourful lobsterboats, which reincarnate the distinctive style of the ...   >>
 
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Sun Fast 3200 a fost votat ”Yachtul anului 2008 in Europa”

23.01.2008
The Sun Fast 3200 is Jeanneau’s brand new rising star. After winning the prize for innovation in 2007, awarded by the German magazine Segeln, the Jeanneau race boat now has been named “European Yacht of the Year 2008” by a jury of European journalists.Jeanneau received the honour on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at the largest European boat show, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Journalists from 11 European magazines (Badnyt in Denmark; ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Yachts and India: A great passion

23.01.2008
Ferretti Yachts, world leader in the luxury nautical sector and part of the Ferretti Group, announces a new success – the delivery to India of its first two Ferretti Yachts motoryachts, the 460 and 550, the first luxury motoryachts arrived to the Country. On 22nd December 2007, the Italian yard was welcomed in style at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal hotel in an exclusive ceremony organised by local dealers Marine Solutions in collaboration with the ...   >>
 
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Custom Line enters Asia revolutioning the sea living culture

21.01.2008
Custom Line – the Italian shipyard part of the Ferretti Group and international leader in the production of maxi yachts between 29 and 34 metres in composite material – announces an important commercial success in the Asian market: the arrival in Hong Kong of the first flagship with planning hull Custom Line 112’. The sale of the 34 meters maxi yacht, outcome of the cooperation between the Studio Zuccon International Project and the ...   >>
 
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Azimut yacht on the Courchevel 1850

17.01.2008
Azimut Yachts, the world leader in luxury yachting, together with Philippe Blattes Yachting and Ultramarine, Azimut Yachts Dealers for France and Russia, respectively, exhibited from 23 December to 7 January a magnificent yacht, the Azimut 43S, in the arrival area of France's acclaimed Courchevel 1850 ski resort. The luxury of Azimut in an unusual setting, an absolute first for a yacht at nearly 2,000 meters above sea level. From the ...   >>
 
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Ferretti Yachts is planning to conquer the whole China

11.01.2008
Ferretti Yachts is strengthening its already excellent relationship with the dealer Keyforce Holdings Ltd, extending the exclusive distribution agreement to the whole of mainland China, with the exception of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. This new commission means that the profitable collaboration between Ferretti Yachts and the Chinese company, a subsidiary of the Wo Kee Hong Group, founded in 2005 to cover the southern region ...   >>
 
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Secret new Sunseeker superyacht

08.01.2008
These are the first ever photographs of Sunseeker's secret new 34m (111ft) superyacht. Taken outside Sunseeker's factory in Poole, Dorset, they show the £7.3million luxury cruiser being readied for its world launch at the London boat show on 11 January 2008. Following hot on the heels of last year's hugely successful 37m tri-deck model, the new 34m is a sleeker two deck model albeit with a ...   >>
 
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Sun Odyssey 50 DS – World premier at Dusseldorf Boat Show

20.12.2007
The true appeal of this new 50-foot sailboat lies in way three key design elements are interwoven. These elements are light, volume and comfort. Two years of research and development by Jeanneau Design and the naval architects Philippe Briand and Vittorio Garroni have yielded a fully-equipped boat. From the exterior, it is clear that she belongs to Jeanneau's successful line of "Deck Saloon" cruisers. A design pioneered by the ...   >>
 
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Mochi Craft - The sea tells its story

20.12.2007
The sea reveals its deepest spirit through the thought of famous modern writers, like Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville, who loved, lived and told its stories with searing passion and lucidity. This is what lies at the heart of the new Mochi Craft advertising campaign by the agency IN ADV, based in Milan, – creative management by Giuseppe Mazza – which will be planned out in 2008 across the major European nautical and lifestyle titles.   >>
 
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- THE NEW PRESTIGE 38 S - Premier event at the London Boat Show

17.12.2007
The real novelty comes from the TWO COCKPITS on board, a feature up until now reserved for open models over 40 feet long: The first cockpit, structured around a table, is traditionally located forward beneath the sport top; The second, the real innovation on this boat, is located on the after deck, and can be swiftly converted to a LARGE SUN BATHING AREA or a comfortable cockpit AROUND A SECOND TABLE.   Another decided ...   >>
 
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A new collaboration – Rancraft Yachts and Exell

14.12.2007
Rancraft Yachts S.p.A. and Exell Srl: two brands, in the marine field, which stand for quality and excellent performances. This is the reason which gives birth to the cooperation between the two companies for the production of waterskis and wakeboards. These skis are stable and easy, perfect for beginners, but giving also outstanding performances. The wakeboards are conceived for exceptional results: realized through a moulding ...   >>
 
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Sarnico group trademark

12.12.2007
Four companies working in the nautic field are gathered under one sole logo: the starfish, the most charming among the marine creatures with its typical pentamerous symmetry which represents an advanced example of geometry in nature. A perfect symbol for those who design and build boats, products that right through the refinement of the shapes create a great “feeling” between man and sea. The five typical arms, that in some ...   >>
 
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Dolphin 44’, a jewel lighting up the sea

06.12.2007
High technological standards and a sporty personality for the most fun-loving of the Lobsterboats     Following the success of the Dolphin 51' and the Dolphin 74', Norberto Ferretti, the Victory Design Studio and AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology - the Engineering Division of the Ferretti Group, created the Dolphin 44', whose 13 metres embody all the distinctive characteristics of the MOCHI CRAFT lobsterboats. Its ...   >>
 
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Aicon Draft Financial Statements for FY 2006/2007

04.12.2007
Consolidated revenues at approximately €126.9 million Consolidated EBITDA at approximately €38.3 million Consolidated EBIT at approximately €33.0 million The Board of Directors of Aicon, an Italian Group based in Messina specializing in the design, construction and sale of luxury motoryachts and megayachts, has analyzed and approved the draft financial statements for FY 2006/2007. Aicon posted €126.9 million in consolidated revenues, which is an increase of ...   >>
 
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Eight new models from Jeanneau in 2008

26.11.2007
At once generalists and specialists in each market segment, Jeanneau offers over 50 models of sailboats, powerboats and motor yachts that contribute to the international appeal of the brand. Demonstrating strength in innovation, Jeanneau sets itself apart from other manufacturers by offering complete product lines that are more competitive in terms of performance, security, comfort and respect for the environment. THE PRESTIGE LINE ...   >>
 
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Borsalino on the "Head" of Mochi Craft Fleet of the Ferretti Group

23.11.2007
An important partnership between two models of tradition, class and elegance. Borsalino means “Hat” since 150 years; Ferretti means luxury boats since nearly 40 years. Borsalino, the historical hats Maison that for more than a century and a half has been on the “head” of people who count, from Heads of State to Popes, from industry tycoons to royal princes, from musicians to movie stars. Mochi Craft, the most aristocratic ...   >>
 
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The Marquis 500 Sport Coupé

16.11.2007
Nuvolari – Lenard’s heritage of designing the world’s most innovative mega-yachts is obvious throughtout the Marquis 500 SC’s interior design and appointments. When you step into the yacht’s salon you immediately realize that this is a special yacht. People who love being on the water will place high value on having the cockpit, salon, helm station and galley on the same level. The salon headroom provides a huge solarium-like ...   >>
 
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Cannes Régates Royales—Trophée Panerai

16.11.2007
The 2007 edition of the Régates Royales - Trophée Panerai was difficult for organisers and sailors alike with unusual weather conditions on the Bay of Cannes limiting racing in each of the classes. Despite this the event was a success, especially in terms of showcasing the glamour and spirit of yachting.  And the 12 Metre Class, represented by 19 boats of all ages, celebrated its 100th anniversary. Sadly, they didn’t get ...   >>
 
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Second “twin” yacht is born

09.11.2007
Burger Boat Company, one of the world's most historic and prestigious shipyards launched Areti II, the second of two identical 127' (38.7m) tri-deck yachts to be completed this year. A sea of onlookers stood by with eager anticipation as the 500-ton Marine Travelift carefully lowered Areti II into the water for the first time. The identical yachts are owned by a young Russian industrialist who has chosen to build two identical ...   >>
 
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Jeanneau are introducing the New Merry Fisher 725

09.11.2007
Aiming to complete an already full range of fishing cruisers, Jeanneau are developing a new Merry Fisher whose twomain features are the outboard engine and plenty of living space.The new Merry Fisher 725 follows in the footsteps of the Merry Fisher 625 (2000 units built) being equipped with anoutboard engine (recommended power – 140/150HP) that is very economical both in use and to maintain.Incorporating the features of the latest ...   >>
 
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Alessandro Martorana Dresses Ferretti Yachts

02.11.2007
Two great "Made in Italy" names expressing the highest standards of craft skills meet to create an unusual union between the worlds of high-quality tailoring and luxury yachting. The Alessandro Martorana studio has in fact made 150 men's and women's outfits, all tailor-made, to clothe top management and the whole FERRETTI YACHTS team in an unmistakeably refined, elegant style. Craft production of the new FERRETTI YACHTS "bird's ...   >>
 
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Vienna Boat Show 22-25 Nov 2007

02.11.2007
Vienna’s right by the sea - or at least it will be from the 22 -25 November 2007. On more than 27,000 sqm large and luxurious yachts, attractive sailing boats, premium motor boats and the whole world of water sports will be presented by numerous national and international exhibitors. Bavaria, Sunseeker and Beneteau – to name just a few – will present in hall C their yachts and boats measuring between 30 and 62 ft in length. This ...   >>
 
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The 46th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2007

26.10.2007
December 5th-10th, 2007   Just 7 more weeks to the show. At this point 80 yachts have registered and more to come. 178 charter brokers from 107 companies, 36 Non Exhibiting Vendor companies and 12 press agencies have registered so far. Others who want to appear in the official show catalogue are expected to register before November 15, 2007. A new and very exciting Chefs Competition has ...   >>
 
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Pearl and Bentley exhibit at Earls Court

26.10.2007
Bentley fans may be interested to hear the car manufacturer has joined forces with Pearl Motor Yachts to "showcase the finest of British design and engineering" at the Earls Court Boat Show.The Pearl 60 will be at the December show alongside three Bentleys: the Continental GT, Continental GTC and the new Brooklands. Iain Smallridge, Managing Director of Pearl Motor Yachts says: "Having the opportunity to sample two luxury British ...   >>
 
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Suzuki offer 5 year warranty on outboards

24.10.2007
Suzuki is offering an unusual five-year warranty on any leisure outboard engine bought from them before the end of this year. This is in comparison to the standard two years offered by most other outboard manufacturers. The deal is ...   >>
 
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Problems for Adrien Hardy

24.10.2007
Adrien Hardy, the young French sailor, who's been hounding Mini Transat leader Yves Le Blevec for over a week now has been forced to slow down with gear failure. Although it is still unclear the extent of his problem, Hardy, sailing Brossard, who was just nine miles behind the leader, has activated his e-track beacon (green ...   >>
 
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Brit ocean racers take on world

15.10.2007
Highs and lows for British ocean racers A record number of British skippers have signed up for next year's non-stop Vendée Globe round the world race. Six UK yachtsmen are among the 25 sailors who have already committed to race and more may join the fleet before the start next autumn. The UK sailors are Steve White, Alex Thomson, Jonny Malbon, Mike Golding, Samantha Davies and Dee Caffari.   IMOCA has published its list ...   >>
 
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Concept - Magellan 74

15.10.2007
The Magellan Series 74 and her sisterships are intended as an audacious, high performance, fabulously exciting way of getting from Florida to Bimini in a little over an hour. Her construction is state of the art carbon fiber in epoxy, her bottom is a sophisticated steeply veed warped bottom with round chines forward and lifting strakes for comfort in rough waters, aggressive spray chines to keep most of the spray from the windshields, and ...   >>
 
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Laser SB3 Nationals

05.10.2007
The first day of the Laser SB3 National Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club was a windy affair with plenty of drama. With 25 knots of northerly breeze, sunshine and calm seas, the PRO set a one-mile windward/leeward course in Hayling Bay. The first race started after one general recall, with Mark Rushall, Russell Peters and Iain May filling the top three positions. Race 2 started cleanly but saw the reigning ...   >>
 
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For the Yachting Class, the Latest Amenity Can Take Flight

05.10.2007
MONACO — Massimo Vilardi, an executive with Eurocopter, came to this year’s Monaco yacht show to sell helicopters. Helicopters? At a boat show? Yacht sales have increased 10 to 15 percent a year worldwide in the last few years, and this year has been no exception. Many among the rich or famous want a yacht, and what buyers want most now, naturally, are accessories: minisubmarines and helicopters. “Today, a megayacht is ...   >>
 
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Patches wins Rolex TP52 worlds opener

01.10.2007
Day one of the Rolex TP52 World Championship saw reigning world champion Eamon Conneely with his new boat Patches take a first and fifth in the two races of the day to lead the fleet in the overall classification. Conditions in Sardinia put everyone to the test yesterday as driving rain and shifty winds replaced the previous day's sunshine and blue skies. The Race Committee postponed the start of the first race for just over two ...   >>
 
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A tall story in London Town

01.10.2007
The Jubilee Sailing Trust's 65m tall ship Tenacious made her presence well and truly known in the City of London earlier this week when, moored up in the jungle of high-rise building in West India Dock at Canary Wharf, she became a more-than-welcome added attraction to the financial capital. This ship, designed by Tony Castro is one of the JST's two tall ships which have been purpose built to allow people of all physical abilities to ...   >>
 
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Superyacht regattas link up

25.09.2007
Two superyacht regattas will be run in the Mediterranean next June, one The Superyacht Cup to be staged in Palma from 11-14 June and another in Porto Cervo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the luxury yacht magazine Boat International. Dates for that event are 23-26 June. Yachting World is planning to present a special trophy for the winner of the performance divisions of the combined events. The Superyacht Cup which attracted ...   >>
 
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Isabelle Joschke wins Mini Transat Leg 1

25.09.2007
French female sailor Isabelle Joschke has won the first leg of the Transat 6,50 Charente Maritime Bahia (Mini Tranast) which started last Tuesday. Sailing her brand-new Finot-designed prototype Degrémont Synergie, Joschke sailed a tactically perfect race from La Rochelle to Funchal, Madeira managing to hold off her closest rival Sam Manuard on Sitting Bull - another brand-new boat this year - and crossed the line at 0211 this ...   >>
 
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Mini Transat countdown

18.09.2007
There is now just four days to go before the start of the 16th edition of the biennual Transat 6,50 Charente-Maritime/Bahia - the tough, amateur/semi-professional race formerly known as the Mini Transat. At 1100 next Sunday morning a total of 84 competitors, representing 16 nations including two from the UK plus nine women skippers, sailing Open 6,50s will line up on the Fort Boyard start line off La Rochelle in France for the 16th ...   >>
 
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BT and Ellen

18.09.2007
BT today announced a three-year global agreement with the Offshore Challenges Sailing Team to become title sponsor of 'BT Team Ellen' - a new sailing team headed up by legendary sailor, Ellen MacArthur. The agreement includes the lead sponsorship of two boats in addition to Ellen becoming an ambassador for BT's worldwide corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. This new partnership is designed not just to win races, but ...   >>
 
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Supermaxi Alfa Romeo for Sale

11.09.2007
The 30 metre (98 footer) Alfa Romeo, described as the fastest and most successful super maxi in the world, is available for sale after its second highly successful European season ends in October, with its owner and skipper, Neville Crichton looking forward to his next sailing challenge. ”I have had a fantastic time with Alfa Romeo over the past three years, but now I want to look for a new sailing challenge”, explains Neville ...   >>
 
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Victory 77 – The Winner of Class 1 Romanian Grand Prix

04.09.2007
Victory 77 has won the 4th stage of Class 1 Romanian Grand Prix, which took place Sunday, on the Siutghiol Lake from Mamaia. The boat that was conducted by the sheikh of Qatar finished on the second place and the third position was occupied by the other boat from Qatar, Qatar 95. The next stages will take place in October in El Alamein (Egypt), in November in Doha (Qatar) and the last two in December in Dubai (United Arab ...   >>
 
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Team Sunseeker seeks success at Cowes

03.09.2007
Following on from their third place podium finish last year, Team Sunseeker are once again hoping for success in the Powerboat P1 World Championship at Cowes this weekend. Since returning from the German Grand Prix, Team Sunseeker have been rigorously testing race boat, Sunseeker Challenger, in Poole bay. The team are in constant pursuit of increased performance and plan to battle it out in the SuperSport Class category to achieve a ...   >>
 
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Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show

30.08.2007
FESTIVAL DE LA PLAISANCE DE CANNES: 12-17 SEPTEMBER 2007 - Old Port and Port Pierre Canto. Europe's leading in - water exhibition - Celebrating 30 years of Luxury Yachting. Two ports - Old Port and Port Pierre Canto - presenting the foremost builders of pleasure boats and luxury yachts, the most magnificent units and the greatest European and American brokers. 580 boats and yachts in-water, among them: • Close to ...   >>
 
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SPIRIT OF NORWAY, from Olso to Mamaia

27.08.2007
This month at OSLO (Norway): Bjorn Gjelsten and Steve Curtis produced an emphatic performance in Spirit of Norway to win the Scandinavian Grand Prix, round 3 of the WPPA World Powerboat Championship, and put their world title defence back on track, with Victory 77's Arif Al Zafeen and Jean-Marc Sanchez, the championship leader's, finishing second ahead of Sheikh Hassan and Matteo Nicolini in Qatar 96. For Gjelsten and Curtis a win ...   >>
 
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The waiting for horse power and adrenalin ........motorised has ended!

24.08.2007
Between August 31st and September 2nd 2007 at Siutghiol lake in Mamaia, there will take place the first high speed boats race in Romania. Class 1 World Powerboat Championship is a high speed show, where the art of driving and the technological and financial power will be combined, a great event that captivates the attention of thousands of people. 8 international teams enter in this race competing for the most wanted prize in the ...   >>
 
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New Grand Banks with Zeus pod drives

21.08.2007
Grand Banks have announced an interesting addition to their trawler-style Heritage Series.The 41 Heritage EU, to be launched next summer, will be fitted with the Zeus Propulsion System from Cummins MerCruiser Diesel.   Zeus utilises twin pods mounted in tunnels in the hull that use independent vectoring for dramatically improved high-speed handling and easier berthing. The Zeus pod system is also said to ...   >>
 
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Ian Williams back on top

21.08.2007
Ian Williams has regained the lead of the World Match Racing Tour. Having been knocked off the number one spot by Mathieu Richard (FRA) earlier this summer, Williams reclaimed command of the leader board having finished in third place at the Danish Open in Skovshoved this weekend and in second place at the recent Portugal Match Cup. Williams is currently the nation's most successful match racing sailor. Ian, 30, who is based in ...   >>
 
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Estrella Damm wins Artemis Challenge

15.08.2007
Alfa Romeo, the 30m Reichel Pugh-designed maxi, has won Class Zero in today's Round the Island Race at Skandia Cowes Week but the record of 3 hours, 20 minutes and 9 seconds, set by Maximus last year was not broken. Alfa Romeo completed the course in 4 hours, 11 minutes and 37 seconds.  Estrella Damm helmed by Guillermo Altadil retained her lead to the finish winning the inaugural Artemis Challenge and finished third overall in ...   >>
 
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Cowes Grand Prix

15.08.2007
More than 120 craft are expected to assemble in Cowes, including many of the world's top racing craft and crew, and organisers predict spectator numbers will exceed last years estimate of 70,000.   The race incorporates a lap of the Island, one of the most prestigious and demanding challenges in powerboat racing with a history that dates back to 1968. On Saturday and Sunday racing will revert to a spectator-friendly ...   >>
 
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Amico completes rebuild of M/Y Ocean Glory

14.08.2007
Amico & Co concluded the long and accurate rebuilt works of Ocean Glory, a motor-yacht built in 1935 with a glorious history. At Amico & Co, the classic yacht has been completely refitted with the installation of new interiors, generators, stabilizers, electric system, plumbing and air conditioning systems. Only the engines, two Gardner of 150 hp each with 8 cylinders in line, installed in 1955, weren’t ...   >>
 
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Luna Rossa pull out of America's Cup

14.08.2007
Italian team Luna Rossa will not challenge for the 33rd America's Cup bringing to an end one of the most successful and stylish challenges for sailing's most glamorous prize. Luna Rossa's decision, announced on Friday by its main sponsor Prada, is another blow to the Cup after BMW Oracle and Mascalzone Latino challenged the way defender Alinghi has set the rules for the next event. Participation in the next ...   >>
 
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Henri-Lloyd signs up until 2009

14.08.2007
Henri-Lloyd has signed a further three year deal with Cowes Week Sponsorship Limited, the commercial arm of the world’s largest sailing regatta, Skandia Cowes Week. The world-renowned British clothing company is a leading producer of specialist sailing clothing and, as such, continues in its role as the Event’s Official Technical Clothing Sponsor up to and including 2009.   >>
 



 
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