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Royal Huisman's Sea Eagle II Spreads Her Wings

Royal Husiman has unveiled its largest yacht ever, SEA EAGLE II.Royal Huisman’s largest yacht was commissioned by the owner of SEA EAGLE (Royal Huisman, 2015, 43m / 142ft) to build his ultimate dream-yacht, an 81m / 266ft contemporary three-masted schooner. Together with Dykstra Naval Architects and designer Mark Whiteley, Royal Huisman made this grand aspiration into a reality, keeping their promise of “If you can dream it, we can build it”. Sea Eagel II was built at the shipyard in Vollenhove.Project 400 is progressing on schedule…

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Amsterdam Attracts Superyachts

HISWA Holland Yachting Group and Port of Amsterdam announced in May 2018 their ambition to put Amsterdam on the map as a top destination for superyachts.The last two months more than 10 superyachts have chosen Amsterdam as their destination. They include Reef Chief, Aviva, Avanti, Forever One and Big Eagle.According to a press release from the port, the Amsterdam is attractive to owners and captains of superyachts on account of "the wide selection of berths located in the city centre…

Norm Kraus (Photo: Chris-Craft)

Chris-Craft Appoints Regional Sales Director

Norm Kraus has joined the Chris-Craft team as Regional Sales Director. Kraus comes to Chris-Craft with 40 years of industry experience. He started his professional career in the retail sector, working as a technician/sales/sales management/GM at dealerships in the Northern Ohio Market. In addition to his retail experience, Norm has served as a District Sales Manager for Eagle Trailers, and most recently Regional Business Development Manager at Mastercraft Boats, assisting dealer growth in the Northeast and Midwest. "We are excited to have Norm join our team as a Regional Sales Director.

BRIG Navigator 700 – Big Boat for Your Buck

Making its debut at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the BRIG Navigator 700 is seven meters of versatility and durability, with room for 11 people in comfort – 12 in the twin engine version. Brand new to the Navigator series, the N700 with its Deep-V hull boasts a capacity of 1,800kg, while weighing just 700kg on its own. The Navigator series slots between the Falcon and the Eagle series and is a “cross-over” concept that delivers the pinnacle of stability and safety for all kinds of usage.

Tanker Rescues 3 US Sailors 50m off Panama

The U.S. Coast Guard said it coordinated the rescue of three sailors aboard a sinking sailboat approximately 50 miles south of Balboa, Panama, at approximately 5:23 p.m., Sunday. The sailors, whose vessel was reportedly taking on water for several days, were rescued by the 600-foot motor vessel Glenda Meryl, an AMVER system vessel. Watchstanders from the 11th Coast Guard District rescue coordination center in Alameda, Calif., were notified at approximately 4:15 a.m. Sunday of a distress signal from a U.S.-registered 406 MHz emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) that was traced to the 42-foot Even Star.

Obituary: Norman N. DeJong, Naval Architect, Innovator

DeJong & Lebet, Inc. announced that Norman N. DeJong passed away on November 7, 2013. Norman was 75 years old at the time of his passing. Norman was one of the founding partners of DeJong & Lebet, Inc., Naval Architects, in 1983 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Blokker, Noord Holland, the Netherlands, immigrating to the US after earning a BS in Naval Architecture at HTS Haarlem in 1959. He worked at Phillip F. Spaulding in Seattle, and NASSCO in San Diego before moving to Jacksonville, FL to work at Gibbs / Aerojet General in 1963.

Windjammers 2012: Photo credit Boothbay Chamber of Commerce

Tall Ships to Sail into Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce announces 11 sailing schooners will visit the harbor for 'Windjammer Days'. The 2013 Windjammer Days are scheduled to take place June 25 and 26, 2013, with the schooners appearing in Linekin Bay on Tuesday the 25th and in the harbor on Wednesday the 26th. Lewis R. The annual Windjammer Days Festival will feature its classic line-up of events, which include a One Design Boat Race; Windjammer Days Golf Tournament fundraiser for Community Fireworks…

Sino Eagle Yachts Launches Aquila 48

MarineMax Vacations takes delivery of the highly innovative new 48 foot Power Catamarans for their BVI charter fleet. Sino Eagle is proud to announce that the first two hulls of the new, custom designed Aquila 48 power catamarans have successfully completed sea trials and have been delivered to MarineMax Vacations. The Aquila 48 was developed to be an exceptionally comfortable cruising boat as a result of the integration of advanced technology at the forefront of all design and build decisions. From the hull shape that was fully tank tested to the selection of materials and manufacturing process…