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Learning Lessons from British Cycling at ISS

Next month, Terry Greenwood of British Cycling will be speaking at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS). He will reveal the concept behind the triumphant revival of British Cycling as inspiration of an ambitious future for the sailing industry. Taking place on 17 November 2014 the Summit

GOST Security System thwarts Break-in

GOST Security System thwarts Break-in   GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), announced that its GOST Insight HD GPS Security System was instrumental in foiling the theft of electronics onboard a powerboat in Aventura, Florida. On the morning of October 14, 2014, Scott Patterson received a text message at 6:18 a.m. from the security system on his boat stating,

The Hydroptere Flies with Finesse

The Hydroptere Flies with Finesse The hydrofoil trimaran Hydroptere will try for another nautical record with support from biotechnology leader Finesse Solutions After a year resting in Long Beach, the Hydroptere returns to sailing. French and American sponsors are joined by a new partner: Finesse Solutions of Santa Clara (California),

GOST Watch HD App Receives NMEA Award

GOST Watch HD App Receives NMEA Award GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), announced that its GOST Watch HD app was presented the Product Award for Marine Specialty at the 2014 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) convention held in Fort Myers, Florida.   The NMEA Product Awards single out the year’s best new electronics

ITIC Warns on Email Fraud

ITIC Warns on Email Fraud ITIC has warned of continued attempts by fraudsters to target payments between shipping companies. Speaking at the 45th FONASBA Annual Meeting in Gothenburg, ITIC claims director Andrew Jamieson explained that recent cases had been variations on earlier frauds. In April this year, ITIC warned

True Heading to Debut Seapilot in North America

True Heading to Debut Seapilot in North America True Heading, a manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) and telematics solutions, announced it will launch its pleasure boat specific AIS/navigation brand, Seapilot, in North America. Providing professional-level AIS performance, Seapilot offers both software and hardware solutions to the recreational boater.

MAN Showcases New High Speed Engine

MAN Showcases New High Speed Engine In coordination with the inaugural Danish Maritime Days taking place across Denmark from October 6-10, MAN Diesel & Turbo today hosted an event at its newly updated engine test center in Frederikshavn, where it highlighted noteworthy energy-efficient initiatives, including its recently launched high speed engine.

Dart Realty Relaunches the Cayman Islands Yacht Club

Dart Realty Relaunches the Cayman Islands Yacht Club $7 million renovation showcases commitment to sustainable development Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd. has officially relaunched the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, part of the North Sound boating experience that boasts daily traffic of more than 700 boat owners and passengers. The Yacht Club is the primary

3D Virtual Reality Technology Brings Ship to Life

3D Virtual Reality Technology Brings Ship to Life To capitalize on the demand for new Virtual Reality 3D content and to gain even more value from the recent 3D laser survey of the Discovery, Digital Surveys and Dundee Heritage Trust have begun to create what they profess to be the most realistic 3D virtual tour App of an historic vessel in the world.

MTU Showcases E Drive at Monaco Yacht Show

MTU Showcases E Drive at Monaco Yacht Show The Rolls-Royce brand MTU is at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, showcasing its propulsion and system solutions for mega yachts.The range includes both standardised drive packages and customised system solutions, such as the E Drive system incorporating diesel engines and electric motors, transmission, electronics and energy storage system.
Shipbuilding News

Boston Whaler Awarded for Customer Satisfaction

Boston Whaler has been recognized again for its customer service, earning a Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for the eleventh year in a row. One of 46 recipients nationwide to receive the award, Boston Whaler was recognized in the Fiberglass

Gulf Craft to Invest $100m in Dubai Shipyard

Gulf Craft to Invest $100m in Dubai Shipyard Company plans to invest $100 million over the next five years in the development of a new shipyard in Dubai Maritime City to build a global luxury yachts manufacturing facility Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a maritime cluster in Dubai, today announced an agreement with Gulf Craft to invest in a free

Cooper Yacht Debuts Cooper 800 Yacht Tender

Cooper Yacht Debuts Cooper 800 Yacht Tender    Cooper Yacht proudly announces the debut of the Cooper 800 yacht tender.  Founded in the Netherlands in 2009, the mission of the company is to offer ultimate style and comfort in a multi-functional vessel at a reasonable price to the consumer.  With three models on the market in Europe, Asia and South Pacific, Cooper Yacht now enters the U.

Henderson, Hanes & Associates Opens Doors in Miami

Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture Firm Brings Innovation to the Mega Yacht Community The Miami-based ocean engineering and naval architecture firm of Henderson & Associates, Inc. has merged with Sea3 Systems, Inc. to form Henderson, Hanes & Associates, a full-service engineering firm that brings

Gemini Catamarans, Catalina Yachts Announce Partnership

Gemini Catamarans, a division of The Catamaran Group, announce the selection of the builder Catalina Yachts of Largo, Florida to build the new 2015 and 2016 models of the Gemini Legacy 35. Following three years of building the Gemini Legacy with Hunter Marine and subsequently Marlow Hunter in Alachua,

1923 Schooner Replica Completes Sailing Trials

1923 Schooner Replica Completes Sailing Trials Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) announced that the Columbia (ESG Hull 981) a steel hull exact replica of the historic Gloucester Fishing Schooner, has completed her sailing trials. The sailing trials were held on September 18, 2014 directly offshore of the beaches of Panama City, Florida. Ninety-one years earlier,

BMT Nigel Gee To Launch Project L3 at Monaco Yacht Show

BMT Nigel Gee To Launch Project L3 at Monaco Yacht Show   BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, will be launching its latest innovative design, ‘Project L3’ at the Monaco Yacht Show. Building on Nigel Gee’s heritage in the development of specialised platforms, married with Rob McPherson’s appetite for styling something a little bit different to the norm,

Boston Whaler Reveals 420 Outrage, Its Largest Vessel Ever

Boston Whaler Reveals 420 Outrage, Its Largest Vessel Ever During the 2014 Cannes International Boat Show, which opened September 9, representatives from Boston Whaler introduced the all-new 420 Outrage, a boat with incredible comfort, capability and cutting-edge features. “The 420 Outrage is the largest Boston Whaler ever produced,” said Jeff Vaughn, vice president of sales,

Seakeeper Launches Smaller, More Powerful Gyros

Seakeeper Launches Smaller, More Powerful Gyros After developing what it calls the most effective zero-speed anti-rolling devices ever made, Seakeeper said it forever changed the experience of boating. Within a decade, the company claimed a position as a global leader in active gyroscopic stabilization technology. Now, it introduces the Seakeeper 5, 9, 16, 26 and 35 models.

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Expands Expedition Series

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Expands Expedition Series From the keel up, the Krogen 64’ Expedition and Krogen 68’ Expedition were designed by Kadey-Krogen Yachts to be handled comfortably by two people, yet also have a dedicated crew space. Both models are available in two, three or four cabin versions with two or three heads. Rugged, salty and with phenomenal sea keeping ability,