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Yacht Owners fined for importing contraband worth $100,000

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Big Game Interior Decorations Cost Yacht Massive Fine The owners of the 46 metre superyacht Mystere C I, have been fined after pleading guilty to illegally importing into the USA wildlife parts worth $100,000 that were used to decorate the yachts lavish interior In December 2007 US inspectors boarded the yacht when she arrived at […]

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Latest launch in South Africa

Monday, May 11th, 2009

I-Sea, is the name given to the newly launched 30 metre high performance cruising yacht launched by Southern Wind whose build facilities are near Cape Town in South Africa. Mike Rich a broker with YPI who handled the sale said “Her Owner is an exceptionally experienced yachtsman, so she really will be enjoyed by someone […]

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Australian boat builder calls in Receiver

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Receivers have been appointed by luxury boat builder Riviera Directors of the Australian boat building company Riviera have called in receivers in the hope that the company can continue trading and to restructure in order to survive the current economic climate. Riviera is Australia’s largest production boat builder and operates a facility in Coomera in […]

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Italian Initiative

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

During a seminar organised by the yacht division of Federagenti (the Italian National Association of Ship’s Agents, Air Transport Agents and Marine Brokers) held during the MYBA charter show in Genova to discuss about the agents role, rights and duties, two new innovations were introduced to the audience of Captains and Brokers. The first was […]

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Saturday, May 9th, 2009

No resolution to Caribbean charter yacht show issue Charter brokers from around the world gathered in Genoa joined a forum hosted by the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) to discuss the future of the Caribbean charter show conundrum.  Opening the event, newly elected chairman Neil Cheston asked delegates not to go over the past by […]

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Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Hill Dickinson agrees strategic merger The yacht specialist law firm, Hill Dickinson, has announced a merger with the London-based law firm Middleton Potts, in a move that each hope will boost their presence in the commodities sector adding further weight to its reputation for shipping and yachting work. The two firms will come together as […]

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Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Equity in Dutch Yacht Builder Sold Scottish Equity in Dutch Yacht Builder Sold to Turkish  The equity behind the Moonen Yachts Holding BV has since 1981 been controlled by the Snowie family from Scotland.  Now their 80% shareholding has been sold to Merit AS, a company in Turkey founded in 1989, which specialises in transportation […]

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Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Sardinia Luxury Tax Repealed There was much reason to party at the MYBA Charter Yacht Show in Genoa yesterday (7th May) when it was announced that the much anticipated axing of the Sardinia luxury tax had been confirmed. Ships agents Luise and Sardinia Yacht Services threw an impromptu party on the dockside to celebrate, inviting […]

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Superyachts will be Attacked by Pirates

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Superyachts will almost certainly become attacked by pirates and it is only a matter of time before a superyacht sailing in the Indian Ocean becomes a high-profile target of Somali pirates, according to Paul Kerr managing director of Proform Marine. Luxury yachts, owned by some of the world’s wealthiest people, are moving towards the Mediterranean […]

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