Inmarsat passes 10,000-vessel Fleet Xpress installation milestone

Inmarsat passes 10,000-vessel Fleet Xpress installation milestone

Inmarsat has completed its 10,000th Fleet Xpress vessel installation. Fleet Xpress is a global connectivity platform for vessels, with ship data consumption doubling during 2020, Inmarsat said an increasing number of superyacht owners and managers are among those benefiting from

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Flagship: Old is gold, or is it?

Flagship: Old is gold, or is it?

Classic yachts, like classic cars or steam locomotives, are a labour of love to own or operate. Owners typically have owned a range of sailing yachts or motor cruisers previously and generally have a passion for the sport and historic

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New 74m Amels 242 arrives in Holland

New 74m Amels 242 arrives in Holland

A new Amels 242 superyacht hull has arrived at the Amels and Damen Yachting shipyard in the Netherlands for outfitting. Sold at the end of 2020, the new 74m (242 ft) Limited Editions yacht will be delivered in spring 2022.

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Martial arts star Conor McGregor quarantines on Moonlight II ahead of UFC bout

Martial arts star Conor McGregor quarantines on Moonlight II ahead of UFC bout

Conor McGregor, the Irish martial arts star, has arrived in Abu Dhabi and completed his two-day quarantine aboard the €645,000 per week chartered superyacht, Moonlight II. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star McGregor arrived on Monday, January 18th, after final preparations

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Tankoa Yachts to acquire new shipyard

Tankoa Yachts to acquire new shipyard

Tankoa Yachts will have a new home at Cantieri di Pisa shipyard on the banks of the river Arno, near Pisa in northern Italy. The company has begun the administrative process of acquiring the 76-year-old shipyard. Founded on the river

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Flagship: Is Russian yachting on the rise?

Flagship: Is Russian yachting on the rise?

Three oceans, 11 time zones, 147m inhabitants. Russia is the largest country in the world. As well as the oceans it has 11 seas and over 100,000km of inland waterways, yet it occupies just 2% of the marine shipbuilding market.

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Pagarus the amphibious catamaran concept

Pagarus the amphibious catamaran concept

Pagarus is the 25m, solar-powered, amphibious catamaran concept launched by Lazzarini Design Studio. The idea began life as a military vehicle, the name Pagarus originates from the Latin word for crab hence its shape.  To reinforce the main body and stiffen the ride, a bridge steel

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French 70% VAT rule exemption for 2020

French 70% VAT rule exemption for 2020

Commercial operations, both charter and transport contracts, have been given an exemption from meeting the 70% VAT rule for the past year, by the French tax authorities. In light of the global pandemic and limited opportunity for charter in 2020,

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A first look at Molniya’s ‘Lightning Foil’

A first look at Molniya’s ‘Lightning Foil’

A fast, all-electric, silent sports yacht is being built in Russia. The Molniya Lighting Foil, marketed as a world first by its creators, looks to combine sustainable engineering with speed and provides a new, environmentally friendly option as a superyacht

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