New Zealand’s closed borders ‘creating financial loss

New Zealand’s closed borders ‘creating financial loss

New Zealand’s closed border policy to guard against Covid-19 is creating significant financial losses to its superyacht sector, warns Duthie Lidgard, MD Catalano Shipping Services NZ. While the country has been relatively successful in combatting the virus, there is an

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GYG reports ‘positive momentum’ despite Covid-19

GYG reports ‘positive momentum’ despite Covid-19

Superyacht painting, maintenance and supply firm, GYG has released its interim results for the first half of 2020. The firm, which trades primarily as Pinmar, Pinmar Supply, and Technocraft, said it has positive momentum with a record order book going

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Sanlorenzo wins ‘Deloitte Best Managed Company’ award

Sanlorenzo wins ‘Deloitte Best Managed Company’ award

Superyacht builder Sanlorenzo has won the Deloitte Best Managed Company award for the third consecutive year. The prize is awarded by Deloitte every year to Italian companies that have stood out on the market. The firms are evaluated according to

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Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

The shutting of Australian and New Zealand borders to all non-native yachts and crews is “draconian and unhelpful to say the least”, according to captain Iain Flockhart. He was reacting to the news that crews of hundreds of ocean-going yachts

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Southampton Boat Show cancelled on Covid-19 fears

Southampton Boat Show cancelled on Covid-19 fears

The Southampton International Boat Show has become the latest yachting event to fall victim to Covid-19, after the show was cancelled yesterday (September 10th). But next month’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FIBS) is still scheduled to go ahead as

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Amels and Damen to build 120m ‘green’ superyacht

Amels and Damen to build 120m ‘green’ superyacht

Netherlands superyacht builders Amels and Damen have signed a deal to build a 120m, ecologically-friendly superyacht, Project Signature, – its biggest ever construction – for delivery in 2025. Designed by Espen Øino, the construction will be overseen by Imperial for

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Superyacht Planet Nine stars in blockbuster movie Tenet

Superyacht Planet Nine stars in blockbuster movie Tenet

Planet Nine, a two-year old, Italian built superyacht plays a leading role in the latest Hollywood blockbuster by Christopher Nolan, Tenet, which hit screens late last month. Completed by Admiral in 2018, Planet Nine spans 73.2m in length, has gross

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