Aerospace Industry

Project Phoenix 130 rendering by Lazzara Ombres Architects.


Project Phoenix Series is a revolutionary spec build, representing the collaboration of an American design and engineering team and a South Korean shipyard constructing the first superyacht in the world’s leading shipbuilding nation.Lazzara Ombres Architects of Tampa, Fla. partnered with BongChul “BC” Kim of GHI Shipyard to build their 130-foot, aluminum luxury sport superyacht design. With the vessel’s hull and superstructure now complete for the five stateroom vessel, interior and outfitting will commence with the vision of interior designer Alexandre Thiriat. Mr.

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Better Way Products Expands Custom Capabilities

Known in the marine sector for its dock boxes, Better Way Products is a provider of OEM fiberglass parts. From its founding 30 years ago, it has grown to become one of the largest composite manufacturers in the U.S. This accomplishment is due in great part to its continual investment in new technologies. The company routinely builds intricate, multi-piece molds that maximize design intent. Recent examples of its capabilities can be found on Smoker Craft, Manitou and Avalon boats.

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TOPCAT Launches Modern Catamaran Fun for Beginners

TOPCAT is the epitome of multihull sailing fun in Germany. For almost 40 years, sports and beach catamarans made of polyester have been highly regarded around the world by recreational skippers and racing fanatics alike. With the K4X model the company, which is headquartered in Inning am Ammersee close to Munich, has brought a 15-foot boat to market in 2017 that has been optimized using computer simulations. The innovative hull shape of this all-rounder offers greater buoyancy – thanks to its U-frame hull (instead of a V-frame) – and therefore greater safety…

Zodiac N-ZO 700: Photo credit Zodiac/Bernard Biancotto

Zodiac Recreational Acquired by OpenGate Capital

OpenGate Capital, LLC, a private investment and acquisition firm, acquires Zodiac Recreational from Zodiac Marine & Pool. Zodiac Recreational designs, manufactures and distributes inflatable and Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). Zodiac is a recognized brand in the nautical industry with an extensive range of products including RIBs, recreational tenders, inflatable boats, jet tenders, life rafts, and related boat accessories as well as two other branded lines of products, Bombard and Avon.

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