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MLC insurance packages causing confusion say brokers

The plethora of MLC-compliant insurance packages being offered since it came into effect has the potential to confuse and obfuscate, say brokers. Unnecessary auxiliary products are often being sold as part of the packages.

Business 
17 Sep 2013

When lightning strikes

What should crew do when a yacht is struck by lightning? We speak with Charles Taylor loss adjustors about what crew should do in this situation and the possible on-board aftermath of this freak occurrence.

Business 
16 Sep 2013

Yacht Technologies presents optimised communication package at Monaco

The package includes turnkey VSAT, VOIP telephones, private GSM networks, Sat-TV and secure internal and external IT networks.

Fleet 
10 Sep 2013

'Rebecca' to undergo major refit at Pendennis

German Frers designed 42m ketch 'Rebecca' will have a new teak deck and modification of interior spaces during her winter refit. 

Fleet 
10 Sep 2013

Net-Logic to launch new system at Monaco

VesselWatch is a multifunctional safety and communication system that reduces the number of devices crew have to carry, whilst increasing the features available. The system will be demonstrated and launched at Monaco.

Fleet 
10 Sep 2013

'Soraya 46' launches in Turkey

The first flagship yacht from Soraya Yachts will be premiered at Monaco Yacht Show.

Fleet 
09 Sep 2013

Elite adds bespoke mattresses to range under new partnership

Elite Yacht Linen will supply mattresses after it was appointed agent by Mattson's. The Swedish manufacturer, historically focused on the hotel sector, took its first order for a bespoke yacht mattress through Elite. 

Business 
09 Sep 2013

Taiwan and St Lucia discuss joint yachting initiatives

Discussions to boost the countries' respective yachting sectors in a joint plan took place during the Taiwanese President, Ma Ying-jeou’s, first State visit to the Caribbean island.

Business 
06 Sep 2013

Pendennis announces signing of 31.3m sloop

Pendennis has announced the signing for a new build 31.3m aluminium sloop, to be designed by Dubois Naval Architects.

Fleet 
06 Sep 2013

Williams Performance Tenders to debut at Monaco

The British tender builder will be exhibiting the Dieseljet 625 for its first appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Business 
06 Sep 2013

The fine art of insurance

A list of the world's most prolific art collectors reveals superyacht owners, unsurprsingly, to be at the very top. If their pieces find their way on board superyachts, however, there are fundamental principles to follow in considering insurance.

Business 
05 Sep 2013

Art Marine announces changes under new leadership

One of the world's largest investors in growth markets has appointed a new CEO to lead its company, Art Marine, in a new direction. CEO, Gregor Stinner, explains his vision and why the Middle East still has the potential to be a prime destination for supe

Business 
04 Sep 2013

Raytheon Anschütz to show latest generation Bridge Control series at Monaco

The German manufacturer will be demonstrating its latest generation Synapsis Intelligent Bridge Control series at Monaco Yacht Show.

Fleet 
04 Sep 2013

PlanetSolar forgoes superyacht conversion to be platform for science

The 31m solar powered yacht is in London to mark the end of a 22 day mission to investigate the ocean's role in climate change analysis. This has led to the decision to drop plans for her original superyacht conversion, explained her owner's family at the

Business 
02 Sep 2013

Lantic announces raft of software updates

Lantic Entertainment Systems has refreshed its software systems with a new movie subscription service and support for Russian keyboard users. 

Fleet 
02 Sep 2013

Imtech puts Indian Ocean on its VSAT map

Imtech Marine has extended coverage of its Global VSAT Network to include yachts in the Indian Ocean.

Fleet 
29 Aug 2013

Rondal extends workshop

The mast builder says “the sky’s the limit” now for composite one-piece mast production under the roof of its new 78m long workshop.

Business 
29 Aug 2013

Daring to dream

The latest issue of 'The Superyacht Owner' includes stories from the brave and the unstoppable. After a refit of fisheries vessel, the owner of 'Enigma XK' is ready to cruise the world's most inhospitable regions and ex-Microsoft Office owner imagines a

Fleet 
28 Aug 2013

National Marine Suppliers opens waterfront store in Fort Lauderdale

The marine stockist and supplier has opened a waterfront store so customers can access goods more easily.

Business 
28 Aug 2013

TSO Issue 9 is out

It is easy to get distracted during show season. With this in mind, for the latest issue The Superyacht Owner has not only put together a list of yachts not to be missed at both Fort Lauderdale and Monaco, but also compiled a mix of owner stories, pra

Business 
28 Aug 2013

Satellite antenna domes to be thing of the past?

An innovative satellite communication technology company is collaborating with yacht communications systems integrator, e3, to commercialise a new form of metamaterials-based satellite for the superyacht industry. The result will be flat panel antenna

Fleet 
28 Aug 2013

Lumotics grows network of authorised installers

Lumotics Marine has given authorisation to Landau UK and Palma-based Etech Yachting (ETY) to install its marine electrical systems.

Business 
27 Aug 2013

Sea-Alliance opens Athens branch

The charter, brokerage and yacht management company, Sea-Alliance Group is expanding its Greek operations.

Business 
27 Aug 2013

Wanda claims Sunseeker acquisition completed

Chinese conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group has announced completion of the £320 million acquisition of British Sunseeker. The yacht builder has not yet commented on the significance of the deal, which it says it cannot confirm has gone through yet.

Business 
27 Aug 2013

Gulf Craft appoints new company to represent Majesty yachts brand

Newly incorporated broker and yacht consultancy service, Bush & Noble, have been appointed to represent the Majesty Yachts line from Gulf Craft.

Business 
27 Aug 2013

Vuda marina in Fiji approved as boarding station

The development will increase the arrival and departure experience for international yachts, according to the marina's general manager.

Business 
27 Aug 2013

KVH appoints new VP of global mobile broadband sales

Mark Guthrie, new VP at KVH Industries will be overseeing sales for the company's new mini-VSAT Broadband service and TracPhone systems to be launched later this year.

Business 
23 Aug 2013

Trendy toys

Charter brokers agree that a well-stocked tender garage is a real selling point for a charter yacht, especially when it comes to younger charterers or families. We explore some of the latest toy fads and some old favourites.

Fleet 
23 Aug 2013

Benetti takes steps to stop lightning striking twice

In a statement issued to the industry, Benetti says it was not prepared for the extraordinary electrical storm that is thought to have struck its 56m yacht in the last stages of construction.

Business 
23 Aug 2013

Rhebergen Composites to move into new home

Marine composites specialist, Rhebergen Composites, will be moving into a bigger space to improve operations and transport of large components. The new office in Wormerveer, Netherlands, will be open from January 2014.

Business 
22 Aug 2013

City in full swing hints at start of superyacht market recovery

The City of London has contributed to the UK's biggest growth spurt in earnings for two years, and a 4% increase in bonuses. Seen as reaction to a buoyant Stock Market, wealth experts have predicted a "rise in yachts and jet sales" for the coming year.

Business 
21 Aug 2013

Thermal imagers adjust prices in bid to capture market share

FLIR's acquisition of a micro-optics business puts it in pole position to provide the lowest prices for thermal imaging. At the same time a bespoke builder is adjusting its own pricing model to make its intruder and man overboard technology more affordabl

Fleet 
20 Aug 2013

Superyachts unaffected by Gibraltar fishing rights dispute

A dispute over concrete blocks dropped off the bay of Gibraltar by the UK as an artificial reef has angered Spanish authorities, who perceive it as meddling in its proprietary waters. But yachts seeking fuel or cruising into the Rock need not worry, say i

Business 
20 Aug 2013

'Ronin' leaves Lürssen after eleven-month refit

Ronin has left her builder Lürssen’s refit arm, to the ‘complete satisfaction of her owner’ after a substantial refit.

Fleet 
19 Aug 2013

Mumbai marina could trigger growth of yachting in India

Mumbai Port Trust has announced plans for a marina, initially to solve the problem of the hundreds of yachts mooring out from the city's Gateway to India monument. But the marina could also signal the reawakening of a somewhat staid yachting culture and a

Business 
19 Aug 2013

'Solandge' seen on sea trials

Lürssen has released stunning images of the 85.10m superyacht, 'Solandge' on her sea trials. 

Fleet 
16 Aug 2013

Tenders will show Monaco what Cockwells can do

Cockwells in the UK is known for building small sail and motoryachts. But two superyacht bespoke tenders on show at Monaco - including the 9.5m tender for explorer yacht 'Vitruvius' - should change all that.

Business 
16 Aug 2013

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid to make Monaco debut

The first hull of the Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid series is in her final stages of construction ahead of her launch and then debut at Monaco.

Fleet 
16 Aug 2013

Horizon completes largest refit to date

'Saluzi' at 69.1m is the biggest project for the Taiwanese yard.

Fleet 
16 Aug 2013

Tenders will show Monaco what Cockwells can do

Cockwells in the UK is known for building small sail and motoryachts. But two superyacht bespoke tenders on show at Monaco - including the 9.5m tender for explorer yacht 'Vitruvius' - should change all that

Fleet 
16 Aug 2013

Ocean Refit announces site expansion

Carpentry and decking specialist, Ocean Refit, say they can now build teak decks of any size following acquisition of over 2,000m² of extra space.

Business 
15 Aug 2013

Baron Services launches Velocity Weather API

The Weather Data Stream integrates into apps and navigation devices, delivering location-based and meteorologically accurate weather to warn users of severe weather, including hurricanes.

Fleet 
14 Aug 2013

Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be ‘above normal’

NOAA in the US has predicted high levels of hurricanes in line with 2012, which yielded Hurricane Sandy.

Business 
14 Aug 2013

Marina at Marigot Bay under new management

The St Lucia marina is working on infrastructure improvements and changes to its service following acquisition of luxury hotel group, Capella Hotels and Resorts.

Business 
14 Aug 2013

Almouj marina opens first fuelling station

In partnership with Omanoil, the station will provide diesel and benzene fuels for up to three 45,000 litre tanks. The facility will also house a delivery area, an office for control and monitoring equipment and CCTV surveillance when it opens this

Business 
13 Aug 2013

Port State MOUs to bring yachts under greater scrutiny this Autumn

Inspections focused on MARPOL Annex I and SOLAS' chapter on safety of machinery launch from September. Capturing the fleet in European as well as Caribbean waters, yachts could be caught out if oil log book keeping and safety procedures are not up to scra

Business 
13 Aug 2013

Doyle Sails launches new sail fibre

Stratis ICE is said to be lighter than other fibre options but with comparable durability and performance

Fleet 
13 Aug 2013

New PSC inspection campaigns set for Autumn

Several MOUs on Port State Control are launching concentrated campaigns that could catch out yachts either exiting the Med this summer, or arriving in the Caribbean for the start of the winter season.

Business 
13 Aug 2013

Paris MoU prepares industry for MLC

The organization consisting of 27 maritime Administrations has issued a note for industry in advance of the MLC enforcement in August. As is expected, yachts should get ready for 'more detailed inspections' and Member States yet to secure a certificate ca

Business 
12 Aug 2013

Lighting the way

Superyacht lighting designers are developing unique solutions for owners that could provide inspiration for projects pioneered by others.

Fleet 
12 Aug 2013

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