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Welcome to Superyacht News from TheHoworths.com Frequently updated, we seek to bring to you the most informative, interesting and sometimes amusing stories from the superyacht and leisure marine sectors around the world. To share your news with our growing readership, send it to us by email and include low resolution imagery and and any quotations and we will then give it our consideration.

Superyacht UK Technical Seminar 2018

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Superyacht UK will be hosting its annual Technical Seminar at the London Boat Show on 11th January 2018. This event is now a well-established event in the Superyacht calendar and attracts delegates from around the world. 2017 saw over 120 delegates in attendance.  2018 will see a range of speakers discussing current legislative topics that are […]

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Falvey Folds Under Hurricane Losses

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The total destruction of the bareboat fleet in the British Virgin Islands was just one of the casualities of Hurricane Irma. Now it seems there is another! Falvey Insurance Group has announced it will close its yacht underwriting business just weeks after the managing general agent had handed $70mn of losses to Lloyd’s. Earlier this […]

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Innovation Key to Supporting Superyacht UK

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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Next January, promising young design talent, handpicked from across the UK, will gather at the London Boat Show 2018 to compete for the title of Superyacht UK Young Designer 2018. Standing between them and the prize will be their imaginative transformation of a base vessel into an exquisite bespoke superyacht. These students, and aspiring inventors […]

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Martek Maritime Unmanned Aviation Unit Created

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Better known for the supply of ECDIS units to superyachts Martek Marine has now established a dedicated Martek Aviation division. The move follows the growing demand for maritime RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) services and the rapid expansion of business in that area. Maritime RPAS applications are set for massive growth and Martek Aviation looks […]

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Contest Yachts to Launch in Asia

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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Rendezvous Rallies for superyachts the likes of those run by Perini Navi and Feadship have long been fertile grounds for sales staff to pitch ideas of new yachts to owners who are keen on relaxing ad enjoying themselves. Indeed this is why events such as the British Virgin Island Rendezvous get such a good response […]

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Benetti Sign New 63m Custom Build

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

New Build from Benetti

The Italian based shipyard Benetti has announced the sale of a custom 63m FB276 to a German owner, introduced by Kurt Lehmann of Yacht Moments. The steel and aluminium projects has been designed in a joint effort between Benetti and Giorgio M. Cassetta Design, while the interior is by London based Bannenberg & Rowell. The […]

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Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference

The Asia Pacific region has been awash with important developments in the yachting market in recent months. Thailand’s government is committed to proposed changes in their tax and superyacht charter regulations, and Australia’s industry body is working hard on similar changes with their government too… all of which augurs well for the industry’s growth in […]

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Global Market Increases for Charter Yachts

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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Transparency Market Research (TMR), a provider of syndicated and customised research, has forecast the global market for yacht charter is to rise dramatically. In their report entitled, “Yachts Charter Market”, they predict that during the period between 2017 and 2025 chartering will register a 7.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to attain a value of […]

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Hybrid Propulsion Yacht

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Bridge has been moved right forward

  The Blue Ocean Team at Rolls-Royce has unveiled a ground-breaking luxury yacht concept designed to showcase the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on LNG fuel and battery power in the superyacht market. The yacht Crystal Blue and its attendant support vessel Blue Shadow have been developed to enable new thinking in yacht design […]

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Isle of Man Ship Registry to recruit new Deputy Director

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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  The Isle of Man Ship Registry is in the process of recruiting a suitable Deputy Director to take over from Dave Morter, the long-standing incumbent. Morter has now left the Ship Registry to pursue an alternative and exciting challenge as Director of Motorsport. The TT races are very important to the Isle of Man […]

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