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Charter boom in Croatia

Following a spike in charter activity in Croatia, SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Dorijan Dujmic, managing partner at BWA Yachting about the catalyst for this upturn.

Business 
07 Aug 2015

A work in progress

SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Udo Kleinitz, newly appointed Secretary General at ICOMIA, two months into his new role to identify his personal goals and the changes ICOMIA is looking to implement moving forward.

Business 
06 Aug 2015

Restructuring at Princess Yachts

SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Kiran Jay Haslam, marketing director at Princess Yachts about the restructuring at the yard, announced at the beginning of July, and what is in the pipeline for the Plymouth based yacht builder.

Business 
28 Jul 2015

The land of opportunity

SuperyachtNews.com speaks to consultant Bob Saxon about the potential for Cuba as a US yachting destination, and where the situation stands on progress being made with US-Cuban relations.

Business 
24 Jul 2015

Onto something new

Joe Foggia has taken on a new role at Northrop & Johnson following his departure from Christensen Shipyard. SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Foggia about the move.

Business 
22 Jul 2015

Capitalising on your large asset

A problem within the charter market, which is growing in prominence is the lack of quality 50m+ yachts to meet the demand. SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Nick Burleigh to find out exactly what the issue is and what needs to be done to solve it.

Fleet 
15 Jul 2015

PYP acquires Hydrasud

PYP has acquired Hydrasud in La Ciotat, France, a move that will help the company expand further into the new build and large yacht sector.

Business 
13 Jul 2015

Becoming more 'Abell'

Redevelopments abound in Australia, with Abell Point Marina completing the development of its facilities on the central Queensland Coast. SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Luke McCaul, marketing and business development manager at the marina about what the chan

Business 
09 Jul 2015

Transaction complete, please remove your card

Local news reports have indicated that Henry Luken, 50 per cent shareholder in Christensen Shipyards, has successfully purchased all assets from receiver, Miles Stover, which includes the completion and construction of three hulls.

Business 
08 Jul 2015

Waiting at the foot of the Acropolis

In light of the current economic strife in Greece, commonly known as the 'bed of civilisation', SuperyachtNews.com spoke to yacht owner Harry Vafias and partner at Cape4 Yachting, Michel Chryssicopoulos to find out how this economic peril will affect the

Business 
07 Jul 2015

Trinity Yachts acquired by Harvey Gulf International Marine

On 25 June, Harvey Gulf International Marine, a company specialising in marine transportation, acquired Trinity Yachts and Gulf Coast Shipyard, with the creation of affiliate company Harvey Shipyard Group, managing all shipbuilding assets.

Business 
30 Jun 2015

'The Heesen cathedral'

Construction on Heesen's new 85m dry dock has begun, with completion scheduled for October 2016.

Business 
23 Jun 2015

You shall not pass

The proposed French mooring tax that has previously caused uproar among the marine community in France has been halted in its passage to government. SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Freddy Desplanques to find out more.

Business 
19 Jun 2015

Permission granted

Ocean Village's Marina Bay in Gibraltar has taken another step forward in development, with Gibraltar's Development and Planning Commission granting planning permission for the new superyacht berths and short stay rental apartments.

Business 
12 Jun 2015

Paris MoU agrees on inspection campaign for MLC

The Paris MoU conglomeration of port states has established a Concentration Inspection Campaign (CIC), which has been agreed on in order to verify compliance with MLC 2006, for 2016.

Business 
11 Jun 2015

New Colombian addition to ICOMIA

ICOMIA has announced the addition of a Colombian association, ASONAUTICA, which will focus on supporting the marine industry and promoting nautical tourism along the coast of Colombia.

Business 
08 Jun 2015

Hope for Christensen

Local news reports and court documents indicate that in a bid to keep Christensen Shipyards afloat Miles Stover, receiver, of Turnaround Inc is looking to sell all assets to Henry Luken, who currently owns 50 per cent of the company.

Business 
05 Jun 2015

Royal Huisman appoints new managing director

Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman has announced the appointment of Roemer Boogaard as managing director.

Business 
01 Jun 2015

Russian oligarchs disappear over the horizon

With private jet company, Bombardier Inc paring output of its Global 5000 and Global 6000 business jets due to lowered demand from Russia and China, SuperyachtNews.com spoke to charter broker Valeria Alekhina at Fraser Yachts about whether similar effects

Business 
01 Jun 2015

Marina Port Vell opens business hub

SuperyachtNews.com speaks to Marina Port Vell's commercial director, Anella Alcott about the opening of a business hub at the marina and where this positions Barcelona in Europe's superyacht industry.

Business 
29 May 2015

Fincantieri acquires share in Camper & Nicholsons International

Fincantieri has invested a minority share in luxury yachting experts, Camper & Nicholsons International.

Business 
27 May 2015

Small but mighty Malta

Beautiful scenery and clear-blue waters, famous heritage, notoriously welcoming people and a well-placed superyacht marina makes Malta an attractive superyacht destination in the Mediterranean. The Superyacht Owner talks to Captain Bob Corcoran of M/Y Sam

Owner 
27 May 2015

Khan's vision for Jacksonville Shipyards to go forwards

The proposal by Shad Khan and Iguana Investments for the development of the Jacksonville Shipyards, has received the highest score of three proposals put forward earlier in the year.

Business 
19 May 2015

Mooring in the cradle of civilisation

Athens Marina, located in Faliro Bay just a stones throw away from the heart of Europe's historical capital, is perfectly located for the intrepid explorer and adventurous yachtie. The Superyacht Owner seeks out the attraction of this ideally located mari

Owner 
18 May 2015

Planning ahead

SuperyachtNews.com speaks to Francois Van Well, vice president business development at Rybovich about the company's plans for development in Riviera Beach.

Business 
18 May 2015

Mondomarine acquires Cantieri di Pisa

Mondomarine has acquired Cantieri di Pisa in an agreement that includes the six boats that the yard has under construction.

Business 
11 May 2015

EMC to acquire MTN

Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has announced it has signed an agreement, to acquire MTN Communications in a move that is hoped will strengthen both companies in the communications sector.

Business 
29 Apr 2015

Making the buyer 'confident' in Benetti is key, says Luigi Adamo

Speaking to Maarten Janssen, Luigi Adamo, general manager, Benetti highlighted improving customer assistance in increasing its fleet presence in Asia at the Singapore Yacht Show 2015.

Business 
28 Apr 2015

Kymeta partners with e3 Sytems for flat panel antenna solution

Kymeta appoints e3 Systems as its partner for customised flat panel antenna solutions for superyachts.

Business 
28 Apr 2015

Benetti takes on Asia

Benetti has announced its plans to open two offices in Hong Kong, appointing Luigi Adamo as the general director, in an expansion that is hoped to continue into Japan and Indonesia.

Business 
23 Apr 2015

ICON Yachts signs its largest contract yet

ICON Yachts has signed an 80m+ project, which has a scheduled completion for summer 2017, the largest for the yard so far.

Business 
23 Apr 2015

IMS 700 site open for business

Naval repair and maintenance shipyard, IMS Shipyard has opened its new IMS 700 site, complementing the existing IMS 300 site.

Business 
21 Apr 2015

Taking on Turkey

The Superyacht Owner puts a spotlight on Palmarina, the fourth addition to C&N Marina's 1782 Club, and what Turkey as a destination in itself has to offer to the superyacht industry.


Owner 
21 Apr 2015

Fraser Yachts goes full-service

Fraser Yachts and V.Delta of V. Group have partnered to provide project management services to superyachts.

Business 
17 Apr 2015

OCEA opens new facility

French company OCEA has announced the opening of a new site in Les Sables d'Olonne, catering to yachts up to 85m

Business 
16 Apr 2015

A duty to the Maldives

The Maldives has implemented zero per cent import duty on luxury vessels visiting the island.

Business 
10 Apr 2015

Proposal for refit facility in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Florida's Downtown Investment Authority are currently reviewing proposals for the investment in the Shipyards, with the latest proposal from Shitaki Marine Enterprises following a proposal from the Jaguars' Shad Khan.

Business 
06 Apr 2015

Scotland the brave

The Superyacht Owner spoke to Captain Malcolm Banks, assistant project manager of the build on S/Y Elena and founder of Scottish Yacht Services about his experience and knowledge of chartering and cruising the area that he also calls home.

Owner 
27 Mar 2015

Berth right

Ultimateberths.com, a website offering berths, slips and moorings for sale or rent, will be launching their latest version of the website in the next few weeks, in the throes of the ever demanding berthing sector.

Business 
26 Mar 2015

Sale of R&Q Marine Services to Hiscox Ltd confirmed

Insurance group, Hiscox Ltd has bought Randall & Quilter Marine Services, a sale that the insurance firm believes complements its existing services.

Business 
23 Mar 2015

Meeting pollution head-on

Lloyd’s has published its analysis from the IMO’s Pollution Prevention and Response committee meeting, with some superyacht specifics to address.

Business 
19 Mar 2015

Benetti completes a successful first quarter

Benetti continues a busy first quarter with the launch of three yachts at its shipyard in Livorno.

Fleet 
18 Mar 2015

Furuno launches new NavNet TZtouch2

Electronics company, Furuno, has launched its new NavNet TZtouch2, with a presentation at its site in Portsmouth.

Fleet 
16 Mar 2015

Middle Eastern promise

The Middle East stands as a relatively under-subscribed superyacht arena despite it being home to a large portion of superyacht owners. Extremely seasonal, the charter yacht availability in the region is limited and local yachts tend to be designe

Fleet 
12 Mar 2015

Gibraltar gears up for a superyacht marina

Captain E.S Geary has been appointed as technical consultant for Ocean Village's proposed superyacht marina project in Gibraltar, which aims to have planning permission confirmed by the end of March.

Business 
11 Mar 2015

Rossinavi returns to the golden age with M/Y 'Tansaray'

Rossinavi's reproduction of the classic FR209, is set to be launched in April, following a technically challenging build whilst maintaining the yacht's classic form.

Fleet 
09 Mar 2015

IMPA ACT maps out trends for the supply chain

IMPA ACT has identified three key trends that the maritime supply chain should be aware of for 2015, which could prove constructive for superyacht industry suppliers.

Business 
05 Mar 2015

Heesen delivers M/Y 'Asya'

Heesen has announced the delivery of M/Y Asya to her owners.

Fleet 
04 Mar 2015

'Umbra' refit completed

Auckland’s Diverse Projects have completed the extensive refit on 'Umbra', with a specialist management company.

Fleet 
03 Mar 2015

Final call...

The discounted offer on The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report has now ended...

Business 
27 Feb 2015

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