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Electric Hybrid Yachts Date Back 100 Years

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The electric hybrid yacht Elfay commissioned in 1920 occupies an important niche in Marine engineering history.  She was the first yacht equipped with electric propulsion using electricity produced by oil burning generators.  Now finally after nearly a century, the idea is catching on and electrically powered and hybrid configuration craft are beginning to infiltrate the leisure yachting […]

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Wider Sells Again

Friday, July 5th, 2019

It was not that long ago that Wider the Italian based yacht builder was sold by its founders to the Genting Group in Hong Kong. Now it seems they have got bored with it and have decided to move it on. Genting Hong Kong Limited is a company heavily involved in the cruise ship and […]

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MarineMax Acquires Fraser Yachts Group

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Usually it is Fraser Yachts that does the selling but on this occasion it is the Italian brokerage house its self that has been sold US based MarineMax, Inc announced that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the Fraser Yachts Group from the Italian-based Azimut/Benetti Group. It has not been disclosed […]

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Flag of China Flies on Superyacht

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The People of China are not known for their love of boating.  Somehow yachting has just not found its way into their hearts. Those that do own boats, generally use them as static summer homes or places of entertainment where sleeping cabins have been converted into gaming rooms and fitted with gambling amusements and Mar Jong tables.  Those […]

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Fine & Rare Wines for Superyacht Clients

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

After years of experience in both the UK and France in all aspects of the world of wine Husband and wife team, Nigel and Helen Brotherton set up Fine Wine Works in 2008. Today, they are one of several wine suppliers to superyachts, offering a bespoke wine provisioning service. Using the company’s Winefinder Advice and […]

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Anchor Tax dropped as NZ backs down on milking Americas Cup for all its Worth

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

A proposed anchor tax has been dropped by Auckland city council as the NZ city backs down from milking the Americas Cup for all its worth New Zealand was looking to the up-coming 36th edition of the Americas Cup as the goose that lays the golden egg. The Auckland Council had, until recently, proposed a […]

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Thailand Creates its Own Charter Yacht Show

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Inspired by the Antigua Charter Yacht meeting and the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona, Thailand is to create its own Charter Yacht Week Thailand Charter Week will be Asia’s first international charter show for industry professionals only. The Thai Yachting Business Association (TYBA) has announced that the first event will be held at Phuket Yacht […]

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Nowboat and C&N Announce Technology Merger

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Just one day after Ocean Independence announced their link up with Borrow a Boat, Camper & Nicholsons have followed suit. The oldest, name in yachting, has announced a technology merger with Hong Kong based boating portal; Nowboat.  The collaboration will see the launch of a platform designed deliver experiences and data to industry stakeholders. These […]

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Borrow A Boat Partner with Ocean Independence

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

The Internet has redefined and some would say reinvented many things.  Yacht charter is one of them.  In recent years a slew of start ups have tried to do for chartering what AirBnB has done for holiday home rentals. The likes of Ahoy and Yotha have, to say the very least, upset the apple cart set out […]

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USA bans private yachts sailing to Cuba again

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Sailing a yacht to Cuba from the US mainland just got a whole lot harder. Thats because the Trump administration has clamped down on allowing visits to Cuba on board passenger and recreational vessels. Over recent years travel to Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest island, has boomed.  This followed a loosening in restrictions, by the Obama administration […]

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