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Oligarchs’ superyachts: The net begins to close

Oligarchs’ superyachts: The net begins to close

The net is beginning to close on some Russian oligarch’s superyachts, as sanctions imposed by the US, EU, UK and other nations begin to bite. Two vessels were seized in Europe and others are relocating to countries with no US

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Flagship: Silent-Yachts to boost global production with restructure and partnership

Flagship: Silent-Yachts to boost global production with restructure and partnership

The electric catamaran builder Silent-Yachts has rebranded as Silent-Group and is boosting global production capacity to meet soaring demand, after forging a new partnership with VisionF Yachts. Last year the company sold a record 21 yachts, with 17 more in

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Karamine completes refit of semi-submersible support ship

Karamine completes refit of semi-submersible support ship

The refit of 146m (479ft) semi-submersible support yacht, OK has been completed by Turkish-based Karmarine Shipyard. Built back in 1982 by Oshima Shipbuilding and originally named AS Super Servant 3, the vessel is now back on the water as an

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Cantiere delle Marche launches all-new explorer

Cantiere delle Marche launches all-new explorer

Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has launched its all-new Darwin 106 explorer yacht, Uptight, following a two-year construction for an American owner. The launch is a further indication of CdM’s growing presence in the US market, according to co-founder and Sales

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Cantiere delle Marche sells second explorer this month

Cantiere delle Marche sells second explorer this month

Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has announced the second sale of a Flexplorer 146 in a month. Commissioned by an American owner, the 44.34m yacht is configured as a four-deck explorer featuring design work from both Sergio Cutolo and Hydro

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Heesen launches largest all-aluminium yacht to date

Heesen launches largest all-aluminium yacht to date

Heesen Yachts has launched the largest all-aluminium yacht ever built from its Oss-based shipyard. Project Cosmos is 80 metres long, with a gross tonnage of 1,700GT and a top speed of almost 30 knots. Due for delivery to her owners

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Oceanco launches largest private yacht to date

Oceanco launches largest private yacht to date

Dutch shipbuilder, Oceanco’s Project 721, the largest superyacht it has ever built, has just launched at the builder’s Zwijndrecht-based facility, on its way to Alblasserdam, where the final fitting-out will take place. Delivery is scheduled for 2022 after the sailing

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Project Pelagos sold by Arksen

Project Pelagos sold by Arksen

UK-based shipbuilder, Arksen has sold Project Pelagos, the second hull in its Arksen 85 flagship series. The firm, based out of the Wight Shipyard in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, currently has the 27.3m vessel in-build and is due for

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VARD to build 222m superyacht Somnio

VARD to build 222m superyacht Somnio

Norwegian shipbuilder, VARD has secured a contract to build the world’s largest superyacht, measuring 222m with a 27m beam. At 33,500gt, the $600m superyacht Somnio has been unveiled as the first ever residential “yacht liner”, featuring 39 apartments. Captain Erik

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Raymarine DockSense docking system now available

Raymarine DockSense docking system now available

Raymarine has created what it says is the recreational marine industry’s first object-recognition and motion-sensing assisted-docking solution. The solution, Raymarine DockSense has been worked on by the firm’s engineers over a period of four years and is now available for

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