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2018 Palm Beach Show by Lisa Overing

Forecast: Pretty Palm Beach Boat Show

The 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 28 - 31, 2019, is one of the top five boat shows in the country. Situated on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island, this is the last major international show of the season, attended by serious shoppers and key brokers and builders ready to make deals.With beautiful spring weather, Palm Beach is fast becoming everyone’s favorite, must-attend event, with some opting to skip the two February boats shows in Miami this year.

Project Phoenix 130 rendering by Lazzara Ombres Architects.

PROJECT PHOENIX. RISING 2020.

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.

Sungho Hong, Vice President of SoungJin Marine Co. Ltd with Cox Powertrain’s Global Sales Director, Joel Reid at Miami International Boat Show 2018 Photo courtesy SoungJin Marine Co. Ltd

Cox Powertrain Appoints Asian Distributor

British diesel outboard manufacturer Cox Powertrain has signed an agreement with SoungJin Marine Co. Ltd. to act as distributor for its 300hp diesel outboard engine in South Korea.SoungJin Marine Co. Ltd has over 30 years‘ in distributing outboard motors and boat accessories. The South Korean company is the first Asian distributor to be confirmed by Cox Powertrain."We are delighted to have secured the contract and becoming the first Asian distributor for the most innovative diesel outboard engine in the world," said SoungJin Marine Co.

Photo Korean Central News Agency (For North Korea )

Moscow demands N.Korea's explanation on Russian Yacht Detention

A North Korean coast guard ship has detained a Russian yacht with a crew of five people on board, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, adding it had sent a note to Pyongyang demanding explanation for the cause of the detention. The yacht was on its way from South Korea's port city of Pusan to Vladivostok in Russia's Far East when it was detained 80 miles (129 km) off the coast in North Korea's exclusive economic zone on Friday, the ministry said, giving no further detail.

Wreck symbol: file image CCL

300 Missing After Korean Ferry Capsizes

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. The ferry was carrying 459 people, of whom 164 have been rescued, coastguard officials said. It was not immediately clear why the Sewol ferry listed heavily on to its side and capsized in apparently calm conditions off South Korea's southwest coast, but some survivors spoke of what appeared to be an impact prior to the accident. "It was fine.

GAC Pindar Crew: Photo credit GAC

Yacht Race Team GAC Pindar Wins German Regatta

Team GAC Pindar claims first win of 2013 ALPARI World Match Racing Tour at Lake Constance. Reigning Match Racing World Champion and Skipper of Team GAC Pindar Ian Williams has secured victory in the first regatta of the season at Match Race Germany. Overcoming erratic weather conditions at Lake Constance, Langenargen that required organisers to suspend racing several times during the event, British sailor Ian Williams and his crew were leading 2009 World Champion Adam Minoprio of Team Alpari FX 1-0 in the best-of-three final before light wind conditions saw the Final curtailed…

Photo: AIDA

AIDA Cruises 2015: Japan to Germany in 86 days

The company published information about the 86-day voyage of the new AIDA vessel from March 22 to June 16, 2015 in a brochure, also presenting initial details of its new generation of ships. On this cruise from Japan to Germany, AIDA guests will get to visit 39 ports in 22 countries on 3 continents. To ensure ample time for discovery, the ship will even stop at some of the ports for a few days, e.g. at the Japanese ports, as well as in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Further highlights of the voyage include South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Sicily and Barcelona.

Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri CEO: “We won basically all the new prototype cruise ships projects in 2012. We have the determination to maintain this excellent result”

Fincantieri Italian Flair Continues to Dominate Cruise Sector

In the cruise ship sector, the Fincantieri name is no stranger, having since the early 1900s built some of the most appreciated liners, including the legendary transatlantic Rex, built in Genoa, winner of the Blue Riband in 1933. Nowadays, cruise remains its core and Fincantieri is famous for its gigantic cruise ships; in 2013 the company delivering three. But it has diversified in recent years to ensure its future. Recent studies calculate that the European shipbuilding industry can count approximately on the 7% of new global orders…