Denison Yachting hires new charter management director

Denison Yachting hires new charter management director

Denison yachting has hired Nicolas Fry (pictured) as its charter management director in Monaco. Fry will oversee the development of Denison’s charter fleet and focus on growing its charter management operations in the Mediterranean. The firm said the appointment was

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Maritime Network Systems acquired by IEC Telecom

Maritime Network Systems acquired by IEC Telecom

Satellite service operator IEC Telecom Group has acquired superyacht communications specialist Maritime Network Systems (MNS). MNS has provided satellite and LTE  connectivity services to the superyachting industry in the Mediterranean for more than two decades. IEC Telecom said that with

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Shipyard MB92 changes management structure

Shipyard MB92 changes management structure

MB92 Group has appointed Jordi Ariet (left) and Rob Papworth (right) as MD of MB92 Barcelona and MB92 La Ciotat superyacht refit shipyards respectively. The group has also restructured other senior roles within the organisation. With over two decades of

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Elcome International offers SpaceX’s Starlink for superyachts

Elcome International offers SpaceX’s Starlink for superyachts

Elcome International has added SpaceX’s Starlink broadband internet to its portfolio of maritime connectivity services. Powered by one of the world’s largest constellations of satellites in low Earth orbit, SpaceX claims that Starlink offers speeds up to 100 times faster

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Quay Crew increase criminal background checks

Quay Crew increase criminal background checks

Quay Crew has partnered with background investigation firm CrewPass to increase the level of detail in criminal background checks for crew and yachting professionals. Some crewing agencies have previously offered candidates with CrewPass’ Approved Status at an increased cost. This

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Camper & Nicholsons reports record year and plans for expansion

Camper & Nicholsons reports record year and plans for expansion

Camper & Nicholsons has reported a “record year” for 2022 and plans for expansion in Southeast Asia. The firm booked 700 charters totalling  5,416 charter days last year. The firm also held an 18.7% market share of yachts out of

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Numarine’s Ömer Malaz talks Turkey

Numarine’s Ömer Malaz talks Turkey

From working in a cardboard factory to running a superyacht shipyard is not an obvious career path. But Ömer Malaz (pictured above) has now been at the helm of the Turkish superyacht company Numarine, for two decades. Superyacht Investor spoke

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USSA elects board of directors for 2023

USSA elects board of directors for 2023

The US Superyacht Association (USSA) has elected its board of directors for 2023. Founder and editor of MegayachtNews.com, Diane Byrne remains as chair and is joined by Bert Fowles, vice president of marketing and sales, Island Global Yachting, as vice

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Alexander Marine sues for over $20m in damages

Alexander Marine sues for over $20m in damages

Alexander Marine is suing Silent Yachts following the loss of three Ocean Alexander yachts valued at more than $21m. Briese Schiffahrt and Cross Chartering are also being sued for the 138.5m (452ft) cargo ship, BBC Virginia, allegedly being “unseaworthy.” The

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Burgess secures over $2.5b in sales

Burgess secures over $2.5b in sales

Burgess has recorded over $2.5b in sales for 2022 and a charter increase of 50% from pre-pandemic levels. Its Technical Services team is also 20% up on last year’s figures. The British owned superyacht agency said it sold the 72m

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