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New statistics show Italian industry up 17% in 2015


New data released two weeks prior to the start of the 56th Genoa Boat Show reveals that the Italian yachting industry grew by 17% in 2015 – a much higher figure than the initial 12% growth predicted by UCINA Confindustria Nautica Ufficio Studi last spring. According to the latest edition of ... Read More »

Sevenstar Yacht Transport expands fleet


Sevenstar Yacht Transport in the Netherlands has commissioned a Chinese shipyard for the build of a third semi-submersible vessel. In light of the changing market in float-on, float-off superyacht transport, Sevenstar – under the name DYT Yacht Transport – has made plans to expand its fleet of semi-submersible vessels currently comprising ... Read More »

MML launches RefitPlanner.com


MML launches RefitPlanner.com, a web-based tool that allows for better planning and accuracy of costs in refit work In response to a cry from the industry at large for improved planning around refit and a greater degree of precision in cost estimates, Marine Management Limited (MML) have announced the launch ... Read More »

Pendennis completes Aquila refit

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Pendennis Shipyard in the UK has redelivered the 85.6m motoryacht Aquila after an extensive refit programme that took exactly one year to complete. Burgess oversaw the management of the refit, supporting Aquila’s owners throughout the project from concept to redelivery and providing full project oversight including technical, financial, crew and ... Read More »

Will FLIBS leave Ft Lauderdale?

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The future of the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) could be a big question mark following the decision by a group of developers to drop plans to develop the Bahia Mar complex. Tate Capital CEO James Tate said in a public letter that his company is pulling out because ... Read More »