JETNET enters yacht industry

JETNET enters yacht industry

Aviation market intelligence company JETNET recently introduced their new marine division, YachtSpot, at the Miami Boat Show. JETNET have been operating for over 26 years. They offer their subscribers detailed worldwide aircraft data and now aim to do the same

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Feadship launches Moon Sand

Feadship launches Moon Sand

Feadship has launched the 44 metre Moon Sand at De Vries Scheepsbouw in Makkum. “Over the past months we have completed an exceptional number of Feadships, ranging in size from 44 to over 100 metres,” said Feadship Sales Director Bas

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Facebook decides on Heesen project names

Facebook decides on Heesen project names

Heesen Yachts have used a Facebook campaign to find names for their latest projects – 17947 and 17850. The projects are now called RUYA and NOVA respectively. For the 17947, Mr. C. Bell of Ruya Marine Support proposed the name ‘Ruya’

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New Baglietto 46m launched

New Baglietto 46m launched

Hull #217, sister ship to Baglietto 46, was successfully launched yesterday at Baglietto’s shipyard in La Spezia, Italy. The launch of this 46 metre yacht joins the rest of Baglietto’s displacement fleet – a 43m and 55m currently under construction and a

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Hakvoort’s SnowbirD sold in time for summer

Hakvoort’s SnowbirD sold in time for summer

SnowbirD, a 39 metre superyacht built by Hakvoort, has been sold. Wes Sanford acted on behalf of the buyer and Robert Shepherd from Edmiston engineered the sale. Dutch built SnowbirD was originally delivered in 2010 and presented at the Monaco

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Benetti delivers Vica to owner

Benetti delivers Vica to owner

Italian shipyard Benetti has delivered 50 metre superyacht Vica to her owner. FB801 Vica is the first Benetti vessel built using two different techniques: the hull is in fiberglass, while the superstructure is in aluminum. With a concept of flexible moulding

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Rick van de Wetering joins Heesen’s Board of Directors

Rick van de Wetering joins Heesen’s Board of Directors

Having worked for Heesen Yachts for over 10 years, Rick van de Wetering has now been appointed a member of Heesen Yacht’s Board of Directors. He will replace Hans Boerakker as Director of Operations. Rick has had over 25 years’ experience in

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Sibelle delivered to owner

Sibelle delivered to owner

Heesen Yachts have announced the delivery of Sibelle, a 50 metre fully custom motor yacht, to her owner. The 50 metre fully custom motor yacht was launched last month from the Heesen shipyard in Oss. Naval architect Perry van Oossanen said the

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Thom Conboy returns to Heesen

Thom Conboy returns to Heesen

Thom Conboy has been appointed Director of Sales in North America, Mexico, Bahamas and Caribbean for Heesen Yachts. Conboy has had over 25 years’ experience in the yachting industry. His expertise spans from new construction to repairs and refits of large

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Superyacht finance for beginners

Superyacht finance for beginners

Why would I finance a yacht? Pretty much anyone buying a yacht can afford to buy one outright. But it does not always make sense to liquidate investments or sell other assets. Finance also gives you flexibility. “The best time

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