New solar yacht Silent 55 is to debut at Cannes Yachting Festival

New solar yacht Silent 55 is to debut at Cannes Yachting Festival

It’s electric: the new S2 Silent 55 solar yacht from Silent Yachts will feature at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The new model of the Silent 55 solar-powered yacht, the S2, from Silent Yachts is to make its debut at the

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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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Superyacht Investor wins Queen’s Award

Superyacht Investor wins Queen’s Award

Superyacht Investor’s parent company Specialist Insight has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2019. The Awards are the most prestigious award a UK company can receive. Her Majesty The Queen personally approves the winners and they are

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The perfect hull for your yacht tender

The perfect hull for your yacht tender

A colleague of mine first brought the name Rafnar to my attention back in 2016, and  I was intrigued from the start. On Friday I made a short but very worthwhile trip to Iceland to take one for a test

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