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UK Marina Operator Opens First Luxury Hotel

Yacht Havens Group, one of the UK’s leading marina owners, operators and developers, will make an ambitious move into luxury hotel accommodation with the opening of the Salt House Hotel at Troon Yacht Haven, Ayrshire, Scotland, in early 2020.With the Salt House Hotel, the Yacht Havens Group aims to capitalize on a growing niche for ‘relaxed luxury’ accommodation with an exciting ‘Scandi-Scot’ influenced collection of suites overlooking the stunning coastal setting of Troon Yacht Haven.Externally…

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Shipyard Report: Abeking & Rasmussen

111 years of success by designWhen Georg Abeking and Henry Rasmussen from Denmark established their boat and yacht yard 111 years ago, it is likely that neither of them suspected at that time that their small shipyard, headquartered in Lemwerder next to Bremen, would one day evolve into a world-renowned company known for building first class vessels.Today the company, which has been transferred into a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE), is a company that designs and manufactures, among other things. Included in this mix are some of the world’s most luxurious yachts.

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Two 24 m Explorer Type Motor Yachts Delivered

Recently the two Danish Owners Lars and Per Thrane have taken delivery of these two remarkable yachts designed by Knud E. Hansen and build by Holland Jachtbouw Zaandam, Netherlands.The yachts have been transferred to Denmark and are safely moored in a marina north of Copenhagen. The yachts are mainly going to operate in the Baltics, Denmark and Norway and will serve as private yachts for the Owners.The two yachts have been four years in the making and are equipped with the newest technology the super yacht industry can offer.

Flexofold manufactures low-drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts (Photo: Flexofold)

Yanmar Acquires Flexofold

Yanmar said it has reached an agreement to acquire of 100 percent of the shares in Denmark based propeller manufacturer Flexofold ApS. With the acquisition Flexofold, which develops and manufactures low-drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts, Yanmar said it aims to strengthen its position in the recreational marine industry. Flexofold will maintain its own brand identity as it continuse to operate from Denmark. Flexofold founder, Jack Skrydstrup, will remain employed as special adviser focusing on R&D and product development.

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Coronet Yachts for Sale

Coronet Yachts was once the principal producer of pleasure motorboats in Europe, and the iconic brand is now for sale. The latest models are the beautiful 290 Sport and 290 Weekend. Now the three owners of the collective Coronet Yachts brand and production platform have decided to offer the brand and production tools for sale. In its heyday, Coronet Yachts was Europe’s biggest producer of pleasure boats and through the years more than 20.000 boats have been produced under the Danish brand.

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Fairline Celebrates First Year Under New Management

British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, is celebrating one year since the all-new management team took over the boatyard. Under the leadership of a highly experienced marine industry management team, the company has employed 227 people, launched two new models (the Targa 53 OPEN and Squadron 53), updated the interior finishes across the 48ft model range, added a hardtop option and new interior to the Squadron 65 and unveiled plans for two highly anticipated and completely new boats.

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Custom Yachts Feature Hybrid Battery Propulsion

A pair of custom motor yachts is packed with state-of-the-art features and technologies, most notable among them: hybrid propulsion systems. The two yachts may look different, but they are in fact the same design, with an exterior customized according to the owner’s preferences. The owners were keen to give a distinctive look, and several configurations of superstructures were developed with particular focus on personal expression, the designer noted. The vessels feature reinforced steel hulls and aluminum superstructures…

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Young Endeavour Sets Sail on World Voyage

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester, attended the departure from Fleet Base East, and spoke with members of the Royal Australian Navy crew and the 24 young Australians who will sail the ship on the first leg, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "The navy crew and young Australians who set sail from Sydney today represent every Australian state and territory.

Poul Knudsgaard, Vice President at MAN Diesel & Turbo, addresses guests at the company’s updated test center in Frederikshavn, Denmark (Photo: Eric Haun)

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. The new MAN 175D, which made its debut at SMM last month, is designed to pack state-of-the-art efficiency and simplicity into a compact offering for offshore supply vessels, tugs, workboats, ferries and even megayachts, with power between 2,000 and 3,000 hp.

ProZero workboats: Image Tuco Marine

Tuco Marine Sells Second ProZero Workboat

The newly-built vessel has been sold to SeaCharter A/S, who have signed a charter agreement with DanPilot A/S, says Denmark's Tuco Marine Group. Danpilot has taken over the vessel to explore the possibility of lighter and more fuel-efficient pilot boats. The boat - the "ProZero 12m DC Light Pilot" - is from the newly developed ProZero series. The hull design is based on the well proven and tested hull from Tuco's Guard Series. Tuco has produced and continuously developed the Guard series since 2002.

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Lopolight Names E-LED N.American Distributor

Lopolight, a Denmark-based manufacturer of LED navigation lights, announced the formation of a new partnership with E-LED Lighting, Inc. of Jupiter, Florida. On July 1, 2014 E-LED Lighting, Inc. will become the new North American distributor for Lopolight. Eric MacDonald, former Vice President of Euro Marine Trading, Inc. will be joining E-LED Lighting and assisting in the distribution changeover. E-LED Lighting will handle all OEM accounts in North America with an additional focus on the commercial and military markets with the launch of Lopolight’s new Professional Series.

Aarrhus Bay: Photo courtesy of Sport Event Denmark

Denmark Bids for 2018 World Sailing Championships

One of four bidding for the Championships, Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, outlined its bid at the ISAF headquarters in Southampton, England. The Danish presenters explain that the new Aarhus International Sailing Centre, to be completed by mid-2016 as part of a huge harbour development, will add the most modern sailing facilities in the world and ensure the sailors have a home worthy of their talents. With the theatre-style racing in the Bay and its technological expertise Aarhus can deliver the most spectator-friendly World Championships ever.

International Council of Yacht Clubs Commodores’ Forum

Last hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in 2006, the forthcoming 8th ICOYC Commodores’ Forum will features a week of activities packed with six business sessions and socials events as well as a partner program. As John McNeill, President of the ICOYC describes, “These forums are an opportunity to engage in discussions with peer clubs on issues and opportunities of mutual interest and discover how others may deal with the same challenges from time to time. “The importance of this event cannot be underestimated and the Club is very proud to again be playing host.” adds RHKYC Commodore, Joachim Isler.

Klitmøller, Denmark, Windsurfer: Photo courtesy of KIA Cold Hawaii PWA

Prince Joins Stars on Eve of PWA Windsurf Race

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark met the PWA windsurfing stars in Klitmøller, Denmark, on the eve of the 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup on Monday, September 16. A former Danish Navy Seal, accomplished sailor and iron man triathlete, the Crown Prince is the new event patron and spent the morning learning the sport in this windsurfing mecca. He was on Vandets Sø near Klitmøller, with 15 7-15 year-old children from Glyngøre school. He then took a jet ski out in Klitmøller to get a closer look at how the professionals do it.

Traversa windsurfs aloft: Photo courtesy of Kia Cold Hawaii

Windsurf Champ Set to Defend Storm Chase Title

Fresh from a second Storm Chase victory, in Tasmania, Thomas Traversa, the 2012 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup champion, is in relaxed and typically modest mood ahead of the start of his title defence in Klitmøller, Denmark, on Monday September 16, 2013. “I believe in myself more. I’m not like ‘oh, I’m going to lose, I’m going to lose’, I know I have a chance, It’s good,” Traversa said. Traversa’s choice of his main rivals in Klitmøller comes as no surprise; Philip Köster, the German winner of the wave tour for the last two years and Spaniard Victor Fernandez Lopez…

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ISAP Nations Yacht Race Final: Australia, Brazil, Triumph

Brazil’s women won a thrilling seventh edition of the ISAF Nations Cup final in Middelfart an hour after Australia’s men had also upset the form book and the home favourites by whitewashing Denmark. In the Open event, Australia’s men won 3-0 against the dominant Denmark team, who had only lost two matches all week and had looked unstoppable. It is the first time Australia has won the Nations Cup. David Gilmour, the 22-year-old skipper, and his crew: Ed Powys, tactician; Luke Payne, pit, Pete Nicholas and Alistair Marchesi, bow, were unstoppable.

Team Brazil winners: Photo credit ISAF

Yacht Racing: ISAF Nations Cup Day One

A dramatic first day of the ISAF Nations Cup in Middelfart, Denmark, saw Brazil’s Henrique Haddad and Japan’s Wataru Sakamoto emerge at the top of Group B of the Open competition with 4 wins out of 5 each. The two-much fancied Australian teams were left in their wake, finishing with three wins each, while Japan had a perfect record of four wins from four matches going into the last race against Brazil, but Sakamoto made a mistake in the pre-start, was penalised and was not able to make it up.

The Winning Crew: Photo credit ISAF Nations Cup

Asia Yacht Race Winner Sets Cap on Europe Final

Wataru Sakamoto defied home advantage and the rankings to win the Asia regional final of the ISAF Nations Cup in Vladivostok and qualify for the Grand Final in Middelfart, Denmark on August 6-10, 2013. After three days racing in Platu 25s in stable 6-12 knot south-easterly winds at the Seven Feet Yacht Club on the waters of Amursky Bay, Sakamoto dominated Singapore’s Maximilian Soh in the final on Sunday, reeling off three successive victories. Soh will also get a wildcard to the Grand Final in Middelfart.

Nordkaperen Aboard Estelle Maersk: Photo credit Maersk Line

'Home is the Sailor,' via Maersk

Troels Kløvedal has sailed the seven seas in his yacht Nordkaperen since 1967, but now returns to his native Denmark with his boat. This summer, Troels will be travelling by sea around his home country, filming for a TV show on the new TV2 FRI channel, launching in Denmark in May. In order to stay clear of the piracy in the Indian Ocean, Troels opted for having the Nordkaperen moved on a container vessel, and of course, Maersk Line were ready to assist and the yacht was loaded on Estelle Maersk in Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia for a final destination in Aarhus, a direct move on the AE10 service.