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French Yards To Merge?

Fountaine-Pajot set to take majority stake in Dufour Yachts A merger between the Fountaine-Pajot shipyard, one of the world’s leading catamaran manufacturers, and Dufour Yachts, a specialist in monohull sailboats, could complete in the coming weeks. The alliance would result in Fountaine-Pajot taking a majority stake in Dufour, thanks to …

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Weighty Matters 2

The RSB Rigging heavy lifting team of Ben, Chris and Bernat completed the lifting and repositioning of the 8m x 4m stern door onboard the 78m power boat Eminence. The door weighing in at just under 5 Tons was lifted out of the tented painting area and transported horizontally on …

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Quantum Extends At 52 SUPER SERIES

Sibenik, Croatia – Quantum Racing stands on the cusp of their first 52 SUPER SERIES regatta in more than a year after posting a super consistent 1,3 on the penultimate day of the 2018 season opening Šibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week. The three-times circuit champions go into the final …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Neck & Neck

(May 27, 2018; Day 8) – Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel were racing practically neck and neck on Sunday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet geared up for a nail-biting Leg 9 finale. With less than 300 miles remaining to the finish line in Cardiff, Wales, the two Dutch boats …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Raising The Bar

(May 25, 2018; Day 6) – Team AkzoNobel set a new record for the greatest distance sailed in 24 hours in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race today, eclipsing the previous mark and smashing past the 600-mile barrier as they rocketed through the North Atlantic. Dutch skipper Simeon Tienpont’s …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Coming Back Together

(May 23, 2018; Day 4) – The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was beginning to converge again today after a split of almost 300 miles had opened up early on the course from Newport, USA, to Cardiff, Wales as the seven teams broke into two groups. MAPFRE, Dongfeng Race Team, and …

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Positive Signals From Bavaria

Positive Signals From Bavaria One Month After Filing For Voluntary Administration German yard says it delivered 30 new boats in last two weeks Just one month after Bavaria Yachtbau filed for voluntary administration in a German court, the country’s largest serial boatyard today reported that production is running smoothly at its …

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