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Feadship Launches Fuel Cell Superyacht

Feadship's has launched a hydrogen fuel cell superyacht at its Amsterdam shipyard.Designed by RWD and with owners’ representation by Edmiston, Feadship's approach is designed to enable the vessel to cruise between harbors or anchorages and to operate the yacht's hotel load and amenities with emission-free power from green hydrogen.Feadship has pledged to develop net zero yachts by 2030. "The aim has been to develop a new, clean technology not just for this project, but for the world," said Jan-Bart Verkuyl, Feadship Director / CEO Royal Van Lent Shipyard.

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Yanmar Buys Majority Stake in Battery Tech Company ELEO

Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd., announced it has acquired a majority share in ELEO Technologies B.V., a battery technology company based in the Netherlands, as the Japanese multibillion dollar multinational company aims to advance its electrified powertrain capabilities.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Yanmar said it acquired a majority share in ELEO through its subsidiary Yanmar Europe B.V., by means of a series of related transactions including a full exit of early-stage investor Lumipol GroupAfter joining the Yanmar Group as part of Yanmar Power Technology Co.…

France Seizes Yacht Reportedly Belonging to Rosneft Boss Sechin

French customs have seized a yacht belonging to Rosneft boss Igor Sechin as it tried to leave the Mediterranean port of La Ciotat in a breach of EU sanctions on Russian oligarchs, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.The move came as western states are implementing massive sanctions, including asset freezes, against Russia for invading its neighbor Ukraine. A separate nearly $600 million luxury yacht owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has also been seized, by German authorities, Forbes reported. The 88-meter "Amore Vero" arrived in La Ciotat on Jan.3 and was due to stay there until April 1st for repairs…

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Nobiskrug Inks Deal to Build Superyacht “Black Shark”

Her striking design makes “Black Shark” one of the most interesting superyacht projects at present. Nobiskrug and the owner have signed the contract for the continued construction of the vessel (new build project 793). With the third order since the economic restart the Rendsburg shipyard stays on its successful course since the takeover by Tennor Group. Investor Lars Windhorst, who was significantly involved in the negotiations for the “Black Shark”, emphasizes that this success is proof of Nobiskrug’s capabilities.

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VETUS Unveils 'World’s Most Powerful' DC Thrusters

The Netherlands-based VETUS has introduced in the U.S. what it claims is the world’s most powerful DC thrusters.Unveiled at this year’s Miami International Boat Show, the new BOW PRO Boosted 300 series are the highest output thrusters yet in VETUS’s lineup of advanced BOW PRO units, which boast innovative DC-to-DC charging technology, quiet operation, precision proportional control and long runtimes.Chris DeBoy, U.S. President, VETUS MAXWELL, said, “The BOW PRO Boosted units combine features like the unlimited runtime…

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Floating Floor Helps to Isolate Vibrations on Superyacht Red Sapphire

After more than 20 years in use on the superyacht “Red Sapphire I”, the static and dynamic properties of Getzner Werkstoffe’s anti-vibration solution were virtually unchanged.The 39.1m long luxury yacht “Red Sapphire I”, built in 1998, was overhauled in 2018. In this process, the initially installed anti-vibration materials from Getzner Werkstoffe were tested, showing superior long-term behaviour. To offer guests and crew the highest possible level of comfort in the future as well…

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Historic Dutch Bridge to Make Way for Superyacht Reportedly Built for Jeff Bezos

The city of Rotterdam has agreed to remove a section of historic bridge in the Netherlands to make way for a superyacht, reportedly built for founder Jeff Bezos.A spokesperson for the city of Rotterdam said the mid-section of the century-old "Koningshavenbrug," know by locals as "De Hef", will be removed this summer to make way for a yacht with 40-metre (131-ft) masts, but declined to comment on who owns the ship.Rotterdam broadcaster Rijnmond reported that the yacht is owned by Jeff Bezos. Officials at yacht builder Oceanco did not respond to requests for comment.

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DNV Aims to Bolster Maritime Cyber Defense with Acquisition of Applied Risk

DNV will acquire industrial cyber security specialist Applied Risk, aiming to build the world’s largest industrial cyber security practice.Cyber threats to the maritime community is a large and growing problem, with the maritime industry experiencing a 400% increase in attempted attacks between February and June 2020, according to Naval Dome. As proven by well-publicized examples in recent years, recovery can cost hundreds of millions of dollars and can effectively shutter global operations for extended periods.In January 2021…

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Radio Holland and Furuno Extend Distributorship Agreements

Furuno and Radio Holland prolonged their partnership with distributorship agreements. The senior management of both companies signed the agreements during Europort in Rotterdam. The companies have been working together in the global maritime market for more than 58 years.Radio Holland is the distributor for Furuno in The Netherlands, UAE, Egypt and South Africa. In addition, Radio Holland is a dealer of Furuno in USA, Panama, Canada, Belgium, Portugal, Curaçao, Trinidad & Tobago…

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Feadship Refit & Services Welcomes Home 'the Fleet'

Eight Feadship originals 'return home' to their launch yard for refitThe vessels, in and of themselves, are spectacular visuals. But the vision of them floating into town to Feadship in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands -- or one of the builder's other three Feadship yards -- is other-wordly with the juxtaposition of stylish and mammoth modern yachts set against the quaint European countryside. In a huge milestone for the Refit & Services program that Feadship officially began offering in 2018…

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Feadship Launches 95-meter Hybrid Motoryacht

Feadship said its yard in Makkum, the Netherlands has launched 95-meter Bliss. Subject of enormous owner involvement and the epitome of the custom build experience, this timeless family yacht benefits from the very latest hybrid propulsion and, with Polar Code certification, is set to be a world traveler.According to the builder, the owner’s involvement has been paramount to the success of both the exterior and interior design, with incredible attention to detail and a fantastic…

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Wider Sea Named Steerprop Sales Rep

Azimuth propulsion systems manufacturer Steerprop has appointed Wider Sea as its sales representation agency for the Benelux and Monaco from April 1. Wider Sea is owned by Matteo Masi and based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.“I’m excited for Matteo Masi and his company to complement the Steerprop team as our independent sales representative,” said Juho Rekola, Director Sales and Project Management of Steerprop. “His experience and connections within the marine industry, combined…

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New Expedition Yacht Enters Outfitting Phase

The Feadship yard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands has commenced the outfitting of the 55-meter Project 708 expedition yacht after its delivery from the Feadship hull-building facility in Papendrecht.Due to be completed end of 2021, this innovative vessel has been commissioned by a client with enormous experience of exploring the world.Designed by Philippe Briand and Vitruvius Yachts Ltd, the expedition-style yacht will be fully self-sufficient and exceptionally fuel-efficient.As the planned adventures include taking on the North-West and North-East Passages…

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Amels Launches 77m Luxury Expedition Yacht La Datcha

Damen's luxury yacht builder Amels has launched a new 77-meter expedition yacht La Datcha.La Datcha’s emergence from her building hall in the Netherlands this week marks the start of the final stages of her build process before she heads on a global charter itinerary which is set to include heli-skiing in Kamchatka, the Kuril Islands and dive adventures off Papua New Guinea. This a yacht built for adventure – custom designed to explore the world’s far-reaching destinations without compromising on luxury.

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Sichterman Adds Two Aluminum Yachts

Sichterman has launched the first Libertas 15M and Felicitatem 20M at their shipyard in Workum, The Netherlands.With these aluminum yachts, the Dutch boutique yacht builder adds two vessels to its fleet, after the launch of the Inveni 18m in May 2019.Just like the Inveni 18M, the Libertas and the Felicitatem are the result of a collaboration between designer Cor D. Rover, naval architect Van Oossanen and yacht builder Workumer Yachtservice.Due to a smart building process and a disruptive interior program…

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Dutch Students Sail Home Across the Atlantic Due to Coronavirus

A group of 25 Dutch high school students arrived back in the Netherlands in a two-mast schooner on Sunday, after airline restrictions left them with little choice but to help sail it home from the Caribbean.The group, aged 14-17, had been halfway through a six week sail-study program in the region on board the "Wylde Swan", which was built in 1920. But by mid-March, it appeared they could no longer fly home from Cuba as planned.Organizers decided the ship, including 12 experienced sailors and three teachers…

Yanmar Establishes New Marine Company in Asia

Yanmar has established a new company: Yanmar Marine International Asia (YMIA) to support growth of the company’s marine business.The company will be responsible for the development and production of boats and marine equipment and plans to expand its activities to the development, production, sales and service of marine engines and propulsion units in the Asia region, including Japan. Under the management of Netherlands-based Yanmar Marine International (YMI), which operates globally including the leading European and North American markets…

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YANMAR announced Taro Kitamura has been appointed as the new President of YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL (YMI) and head of YANMAR’s Recreational Marine Business Unit.Effective from April 1, the 30-year company veteran will replace current YMI President Shiori Nagata, who has been promoted within YANMAR Holdings Co. Ltd. in Japan after overseeing a strong five-year period of growth for the Netherlands-based recreational marine division.Taro joined YANMAR head office in 1990 as Procurement Buyer…

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Feadship Launches 99.95-M "Moonrise"

Feadship has launched the 99.95-meter Moonrise, the largest superyacht by waterline length built in the Netherlands to date.Unveiled by the Feadship yard in Makkum, she offers a wide range of elegant details, long hull windows, a grey hull and striking vertical bow add to the elegance of the design by Studio De Voogt.Moonrise has an impressive volume thanks to a 15.5-meter beam, which allows for 16 people in eight staterooms. There are also high-end crew accommodations for up to 32…