Marina del Rey BoatYard Expands Operations
Bellingham Marine collaborates with The BoatYard Marina del Rey to expand service offerings for boats in Southern California. Big boats mean big money. They also mean big equipment when it comes to repairs. Large vessels often have trouble finding boatyards in Southern California that are capable of servicing them, until now.Boat owners in the region have a new option with the installation of a 100-ton travel lift pier at the The BoatYard at Marina del Rey. The new Marine Travelift has opened up The BoatYard to a much larger market.
Shipyard in Focus: Spanopoulos Group - Yacht Repairing and Shipbuilding
Spanopoulos group provides a variety of services, from commercial shipbuilding & yacht repair, marine & civil constructions, towage & salvage, environmental protection services, as well as underwater services.Spanopoulos Shipyard in Perama of Piraeus, occupies an area of 16,500 sq. m. capable of accommodating more than 30 yachts from 25m up to 65m. It consists of 2500 sq. m. housing offices, workshops, storage areas, cafe, gym, roof garden as well as apartments for crew and visitors.
‘The Beast’ Begins Work at Lauderdale Marine Center
The United States’ largest yacht repair facility Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC) announce that the boatyard's massive, new travel lift, nicknamed The Beast, has begun hauling boats from the New River onto the yard for service. Built by Italian manufacturer Cimolai, it stands over five stories tall and 47 feet wide. Painted bright green, The Beast is now one of three lifts in operation in the South Florida area with capacity over 400 tons and is the largest lift on the New River, the heart of South Florida's yachting repair community.
Marinemax Acquires Pensacola Marina
MarineMax, the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced that it has acquired the Bahia Mar Marina in Pensacola, Fla. Located on the Bayou Chico Channel, Bahia Mar Marina is a full-service marina with a 50 ton travel lift, working boat yard, large dry storage and on-site facilities for fiberglass, paint and bottom work. This facility also has covered and open wet slips, as well as a ship’s store. Other amenities include laundry, showers, restrooms, and a fuel dock offering non-Ethanol gas, diesel, and pump-out services. Bahia Mar Marina is also home to one of Pensacola’s most popular waterfront restaurants, The Oar House.
Virtual Game Simulation for Marina Safety
MYMIC LLC offers a spin ontraditional maritime training with their Virtual Marina Safety Awareness Game-Based simulation. Today MYMIC, a high-technology company specializing in game-based learning, simulations, modeling and computer visualization solutions, launched Marina Safety Awareness Training, that utilizes 3D game-based training to allow trainees to interact with a virtual marina. Faced with realistic scenarios, the trainee learns how to identify and deal with potential hazards.
NZ America's Cup Entrant Hitches Maersk Ride
Emirates Team New Zealand’s ‘AC72’ catamaran is on its way to San Francisco to compete in the America’s Cup regatta, courtesy of sponsor Maersk Line. The Port of Auckland witnessed a spectacular sight recently as the massive 72-foot multihull yacht, named ‘New Zealand’, was hoisted out of the water and placed safely onto the deck of the Maersk Jubail. It’s break bulk cargo to Maersk Line, but to Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), twice winner of the Americas Cup, it’s the start of their journey to win back the coveted trophy.
TP52 5˚ West Completes Refit
Endeavour Quay, the Gosport specialist boat yard, has become the home to the newly refitted TP52 5˚ West. The former TeamOrigin yacht has undergone a service and refit period led by Boat Captain Simon Clarke with her mast down and keel off in the undercover shed at Endeavour Quay. Now back on the water ready to campaign, 5˚ West’s Gosport based team will dry sail the TP52 out of Endeavour Quay for the season. Last week saw the new look vessel out training in the Solent in some extreme conditions including 50 knot winds ahead of this weekend’s Easter Regatta.
American Boatbuilders Flag Upcoming Conference
The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) announce the line-up of topics & speakers at its January 2013 Fort Lauderdale conference. ABBRA inforn that the event will focus strictly on issues important to boatyards, boat builders and marine service/repair businesses. Participants will hear updates on opportunities and challenges facing the boatyard/boatbuilding marine industry sector. Speakers will offer national and global perspectives on changes in the marine business environment and what may be expected in the future. .B.
John Dane III Leaves His Mark
“The 2008 financial crash slowed the luxury business, and the new class warfare coming out of Washington has made owning a large yacht out of favor. In the more than two years since its founding, Mississippi-based TY Offshore, the former Trinity Offshore, has invested in a new yard in Gulfport and repaired its storm-damaged New Orleans holdings. The company has doubled its capacity and racked up new orders, president and CEO John Dane III said. TY Offshore designs and builds offshore barges, tugs, oilfield-support vessels and spill-response and patrol vessels. The company's new name, adopted in late June, should make business simpler.