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Sparkman & Stephens Super Yacht for Sale

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Top Ocean Racer For Sale Tempest the historically special ocean racing super yacht designed by Sparkman & Stephens has been placed on the market and is for sale. One of the largest and fastest sailing yachts of her time, Tempest was built in 1974 by Palmer Johnson and became a legendary ocean racer. After an […]

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Super Yachts Visiting Montserrat

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

62 % Increase in number of visiting yachts Following a specifically targeted marketing campaign, the Montserrat Tourist Board has released figures indicating that the yachting sector has seen a 62 percent increase in yacht arrivals since 2005. In real terms this means that calls by yachts are up from 219 yacht arrivals in 2005, where […]

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Super Yacht Builder delivers Special Operations Craft

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Builder Launches New 25 Metre Special Operations Craft The first of two MKV Special Operations Craft has been launched for United States Marine, Inc. (USMI) of Gulfport, Mississippi, USA for Naval Sea Systems Command, (NAVSEA). The first craft will undergo dock and sea trials leading to a July delivery. The second is to be launched […]

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Could this be the ultimate Super Yacht

Monday, May 25th, 2009

What maybe one of the worlds most unusual passenger carrying craft is about to be sold.  Described as being in mint condition the 4 year old catamaran hulled vessel is powered by twin 125 hp Cummings diesels and her vendors plan to show her to would be buyers at an open day on 30th May […]

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Dealing with Piracy the Russian View

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Maritime News Clippings e-zine reports that:- Russia to hand over captured pirates to 3rd party Pirates seized by the Russian Navy will be transferred to a third party, the first deputy defense minister said according to RIA Novosti. “In accordance with existing law, pirates seized by Russian naval forces during patrols will be transferred to […]

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Storms Delay Australia Super Yachts Show Opening

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Delayed Boat Show Declared Successful The 21st Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has closed after a successful weekend in Australia on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The Show attracted 406 exhibitors with at least 105 world and Australian marine product releases. The Show opening was postponed from Thursday when unexpected strong winds and heavy rains developed on Wednesday […]

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Cruise Ship Becomes Private Yacht

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Yacht Broker Sells Cruise Ship The Super Yacht world is becoming used to crossover encounters with the commercial world of shipping with many merchant navy crews taking up appointments as Captains and Engineers serving aboard superyachts but perhaps the commercial world is not yet ready to learn that a yacht broker has sold a cruise […]

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Super Yacht Industry Supplier provides Positive Spin

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Plenty to be Positive about says Fastmount fixings boss In New Zealand company director Gregg Kelly with the fixings manufacturer Fastmount says there’s still plenty to be positive about in the current economic climate. “In these challenging economic times, we have had our best year to date, with turnover up markedly on the prior year,” he […]

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Additional Routes for Transporting Yachts

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Latest new route from North America to the Eastern Mediterranean With the increasing number of yacht exports from the U.S. to other regions across the globe, Yacht Path Marine Group have added additional routes to satisfy the need for transporting yachts to the cruising destinations. The latest is a new route from North America to […]

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Yacht Crew Hours of Work Clampdown

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

MCA to get Tough on Hours of Work Regulations As part of their work towards tackling seafarer fatigue MCA surveyors will be taking a critical look at the hours-of-work/rest records during surveys and inspections to ensure legislation is being adhered to. Anyone found failing to meet safety standards can expect the Agency to take prompt […]

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