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Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge powers innovation of future

Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge powers innovation of future

The annual competition is designed to spark innovation in green propulsion systems and yacht design. The Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, which took place earlier this month, is making a key contribution to the future of yacht design, according

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Turkish luxury yacht firm to open new construction facility in July

Turkish luxury yacht firm to open new construction facility in July

Alia Yachts, which launched the 60m superyacht Samurai, is to triple the size of its shipyard. Luxury boat builder Alia Yachts plans to open a new construction facility at its Antalya site on Turkey’s south coast later this month (July).

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Superyacht firm YachtCreators forges partnership with Delta Carbon

Superyacht firm YachtCreators forges partnership with Delta Carbon

YachtCreators won acclaim with superyacht designs such as Laurentia by Heesen. Superyacht firm YachtCreators has forged a strategic partnership with Delta Carbon, the North American importer for Swedish carbon-fibre boat builder Delta Powerboats. The Fort Lauderdale-based YachtCreators will take over

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New model launched for Damen Yacht Support Range

New model launched for Damen Yacht Support Range

The latest addition to the Damen Yacht Support Range – the 46m Joy Rider – was launched last Friday (July 5) at Dutch yacht builder Amels & Damen’s yard at Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Designed to offer superyacht support and

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Superyacht builder Wider acquired by investment partnership

Superyacht builder Wider acquired by investment partnership

Superyacht builder Wider has been taken over by an investment group led by Marcello Maggi. Italian-based superyacht builder Wider has been acquired by an investment group, led by Marcello Maggi, with the aim of accelerating its growth and securing a

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MarineMax acquires superyacht firm Fraser from Azimut Benetti Group

MarineMax acquires superyacht firm Fraser from Azimut Benetti Group

MarineMax has acquired superyacht firm Fraser, which is offering the Alaska of Georgetown for sale. MarineMax, one of the largest recreational boat and yacht retailers in the US, has acquired superyacht firm Fraser Yachts from boat builder Azimut Benetti Group

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An economical solution to streaming movies onboard

An economical solution to streaming movies onboard

As a captain I have always been amazed at the amount of money that is sometimes spent on proprietary systems designed to simply stream movies and music onboard. Streaming technology has moved on a lot in the last decade, but

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Malaysian Government sells Equanimity

Malaysian Government sells Equanimity

The Malaysian government has agreed to sell the Equanimity superyacht for $126 million. The government has agreed to sell the superyacht – previously attached from its former owner government official Jho Low – after it was arrested in Indonesian waters

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The secret life of superyacht valuations

The secret life of superyacht valuations

Banks and financers are almost invariably needed to help the super-rich buy superyachts. No matter how deep your pockets are, you are unlikely to purchase a yacht without assistance. Being a billionaire does not necessarily equate to having, say, $30

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Superyacht Connectivity Report: Accessing the Internet at Sea

Superyacht Connectivity Report: Accessing the Internet at Sea

Where once yachting was about a lifestyle disconnected from the world, now for many a life without connectivity is a lifestyle not worth living. “Imagine a customer is chartering a superyacht for 200,000 euros a week,” said Umberto Gallo, CEO,

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