Inmarsat launches Digital Yacht initiative

Inmarsat launches Digital Yacht initiative

Inmarsat has launched its Digital Yacht initiative with the release of a video tailored to offer unique insight to the superyacht, yachting, explorer and racing communities, enabling them to capitalise on the latest developments in onboard connectivity. The video will

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Wave riding superyacht-style

Wave riding superyacht-style

Surfing is about riding the wave. But any surfer will tell you that you never know when that wave will come and when it does, make the most of it. That said, the yachting industry is still riding high on the

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Fincantieri and Comau to develop steel-welding robots

Fincantieri and Comau to develop steel-welding robots

Italian companies, Fincantieri and Comau are to begin developing prototypes for robotised steel welding machines to be implemented in Fincantieri shipyards. The first joint project between Fincantieri and Comau will see the prototypes undergo tests scheduled at the shipyard for

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Pantaenius: Capacity could be tested by hurricane season

Pantaenius: Capacity could be tested by hurricane season

The capacity of A rated yacht insurance could be tested if an Atlantic hurricane season similar to 2017’s was to happen again, Jane Smith, Pantaenius’ head of commercial partnerships told Superyacht Investor. In 2018 there was a major reduction in

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Debunking hydrogen designs

Debunking hydrogen designs

Hydrogen propulsion could well be the sustainable future of yachting, it’s certainly true for the commercial shipping segment, but the idea you can simply swap your combustion engine for a hydrogen equivalent and still enjoy your yacht exactly as was

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New Zealand establishes ‘travel bubble’ with Australia

New Zealand establishes ‘travel bubble’ with Australia

An air travel bubble has been implemented between New Zealand and Australia in addition to the existing sea border exemption for vessels, allowing owners to sail their yachts in New Zealand’s waters for the first time in over a year.

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Baltic Yachts to build custom sloop, third contract in 2021

Baltic Yachts to build custom sloop, third contract in 2021

Baltic Yachts is to build a 110ft (33m) sloop, its third superyacht to feature electric propulsion following the launch of Baltic 142 Canova and the imminent launch of the 117 Custom. The news also comes in the wake of two

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Buying boats with Bitcoin

Buying boats with Bitcoin

In 2013, two software engineers created a new coin called Dogecoin. The name, written in Comic Sans, and logo came from a picture (or meme) of a popular dog. The founders were making fun of the wild speculation that was

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First hybrid-electric Swan 88 sold

First hybrid-electric Swan 88 sold

Finnish sailing yacht builder, Nautor’s Swan has sold the first 26.5m Swan 88, which is the yard’s debut yacht with hybrid electric-propulsion. The 88 was launched last December as Nautor’s Swan chief executive, Giovanni Pomati announced the company was venturing

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‘Business booms for Covid-secure yachts’ – Credit Suisse

‘Business booms for Covid-secure yachts’ – Credit Suisse

Business is “booming” for luxury yachts, as owners, including some first-time buyers, prioritise Covid-19 security for their families, friends and contacts, Michel Buffat, from Credit Suisse, told Superyacht Investor’s recent Town Hall. “We have seen some people, who chartered before, have now

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