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Hall of Fame Marina gets new docks

Hall of Fame Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is expanding with new, concrete floating docks. With the permitting phase complete, dock renovation with Bellingham Marine will commence this summer, with construction completed in fall, to accommodate Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 2019. As Hall of Fame provides dockage for FLIBS, the Westrec marina anticipates hosting more superyachts up to 160-feet.The new piers will be 150-feet in length. The footprint is changing with about 600-feet of concrete floating docks replacing 400-feet of wooden docks.

M/V Coastal Queen courtesy of Northrop & Johnson.

Vintage classics, megayachts wow crowds in Palm Beach

As 700 boat horns blared at 6PM ending the largest Palm Beach International Boat Show ever, this marine journalist's real labor had just begun: choosing which outstanding vessel would be featured in Yachting Journal as belles of the ball.After boarding so many wonderful boats, it is difficult to pick only a few to feature. Many shipyards have built classic cruisers, throwbacks to an earlier time, capturing the hearts of yachting aficionados. If Burger’s Sycara or Kanter’s Bread presses your buttons…

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Johnson 80 Yacht Launched in Taiwan

The designer and builder of sportyachts and super yachts, Johnson Yachts has announced the launch of its ninth 24.1-metre Johnson 80 motor yacht in Taiwan.The  luxury yachts builder describes the new 80-footer as an entry-level superyacht, chiefly because the Taiwan yard offers this model with the same high level of interior customization that has helped make the Johnson Yachts name over the last 30 years.With a focus on building yachts with excellent interior volume, Johnson Yachts set apart this latest Johnson 80 with a striking interior design by Karen Lynn Interior Design…

The newest Hargrave is a 120-foot motor yacht for Galati. Photo courtesy Hargrave Custom Yachts

Hargrave Yachts seeks investor

Michael Joyce, 75, whose family trust owns the Hargrave company, will move Hargrave Custom Yachts into a standalone corporation in 2019. Seeking capital to grow the company, Joyce seeks a financial partner to supply secured lines of credit for a half-interest in Hargrave Custom Yachts.“The investor needs a secured credit line minimum of $27 million,” said Mike Joyce. “About $50 million would take the company to the next level.”Joyce plans to retire upon teaming with a new financial partner…

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First Call of AIDAbella in China’s Megacity

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai’s famous skyline, before the ship docked at the International Cruise Terminal at around 6.30 a.m. AIDAbella will remain from April 2 to 4, 2017, in this imposing metropolis in which AIDA is performing its turn-around operations for the first time. Around 4,000 guests will thus be able to experience Shanghai on exciting excursions, shopping, or while undertaking a vast array of leisure activities. Having come from Thailand, on April 4 at 8:00 p.m.

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New 33-meter Beiderbeck Motoryacht from Horizon

A new vessel from Beiderbeck Designs: in Taiwan, the yacht designers from Bremen are using the technical platform of a 33-meter long Horizon motoryacht for its latest commission for an experienced German owner. The customized 108-foot long double decker with its half-raised pilothouse (RP) on a tried and tested hull is already under construction and will be equipped with 2x 2,600 HP MTU-engines. This high-sea cruiser will enable passengers to directly experience the elements from every angle. The launch is scheduled for the start of 2017 and will be from the Horizon superyacht shipyard.

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Taiwan Boosts Yacht Export

Taiwan's yacht industry saw its first double-digit growth in nearly a decade, indicating an inspiring revival led by development and sales of larger leisure boats, reports Chinese newspaper Commercial Times. The export value of Taiwan-made yachts hit US$172 million, up 13.16% year-on-year and marking the highest growth figure in five years. This is the first two-digit figure since the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis nearly halved Taiwan's sales of exported yachts to US$144 million in 2010.

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Jade Yachts Opts for ShipConstructor

Jade Yachts of Taiwan, a subsidiary of Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Company, has invested in a suite of ShipConstructor CAD/CAM software products for the design, engineering and construction of their upcoming shipbuilding projects. Jade Yachts builds both super and mega yachts, as well as other projects for owners. The company is eminent for its ICE-Class Cruiser and other high quality designs. With this recent purchase, Jade decided to maximize their investment by utilizing SSI's new pricing structure for ShipConstructor software products.

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Kadey-Krogen Yachts Celebrates 600th Yacht

With new projects on the drawing board and the sales ticker counting higher, 2014 was bound to be a milestone year for Kadey-Krogen Yachts. Today the company is happy to announce their 600th new boat sale, a Krogen 44’ AE, to two new members of the Kadey-Krogen family of owners. Kadey-Krogen Yachts also thanks and congratulates Greg Kaufman, Kadey-Krogen Yachts sales executive, who produced this record sale. “Who would have thought that when the late naval architect and designer James S.

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Garmin to Acquire NZ’s Fusions Electronics

Satellite navigation systems provider Garmin says it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Fusion Electronics Limited and its subsidiaries. Fusion is a privately-held provider of integrated marine audio equipment, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. The completion of the acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to occur on June 30, 2014. “Fusion has pioneered a number of innovations in marine audio. Their ability to integrate their products with networked marine multifunction displays has been recognized across the industry…

Paragon Announces 100' Bahama Skymaster

Following on the inaugural Taiwan International Boat Show, Paragon Motor Yachts announces the construction of a custom 100-foot Bahama SkyMaster for a repeat client. The result of a close collaboration between Paragon yacht owners and the West Palm Beach-headquartered company, the new, 100-foot SkyMaster is named for its “Bahamas House” – a voluminous superstructure featuring vertical windows that enhance the plentiful interior space while at the same time diminishing heat and A/C load.

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New Generation Trawler Boats

The timeless appeal of the classic trawler-style motor yacht evokes dreams of passage-making, long-range, bluewater cruising and an era of elegance with underlying endurance. Open-water cruising requires yachts that are built tough, equipped with the technology to operate safely in all conditions and the comforts of home for satisfying the family and friends onboard. There are some exciting launches in the trawler-style segment at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS)…

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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.