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Seized Russian yacht put up for auction

Seized Russian yacht put up for auction

A 93m (305ft) superyacht that was seized in Croatia due to its ties to a pro-Kremlin politician is set to go up for auction. The $220m (£63m) Feadship superyacht, Royal Romance, was seized onMarch 16th this year in Rijeka, Croatia.

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Superyacht sales: slashed prices or seasonal adjustment?

Superyacht sales: slashed prices or seasonal adjustment?

Shoppers were out grabbing a bargain on Black Friday last week, but the superyacht market is also offering discounts of its own. Asking prices for some pre-owned superyachts have been slashed since the end of the show season. When paired

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Dutch and German yards most respected by crew: Quay Crew Survey

Dutch and German yards most respected by crew: Quay Crew Survey

Dutch and German shipyards are the most respected by crew searching for new build positions, according to a Quay Crew survey. The survey found that most crew would consider taking on a new build position. Quay Crew expect the new

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Bahamas superyacht marina reopens after redesign

Bahamas superyacht marina reopens after redesign

Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina in the Bahamas has opened following an extensive redesign and expansion. Philip Davis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, officially reopened the marina last week. Owned by private equity and real estate investment firm Sterling Global Financial,

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Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven appoints new MD

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven appoints new MD

The shareholders of Rönner Group and Gustav Zech Stiftung have promoted Friedrich Norden to the role of MD at the Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven shipyard.  The appointment is effective from Wednesday, December 1st. Previously a project manager at the shipyard, Norden

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Rolls-Royce and EST-Floattech confirm superyacht battery order

Rolls-Royce and EST-Floattech confirm superyacht battery order

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and EST-Floattech have signed a contract to supply the hybrid propulsion pack for a 76m (250ft) Turquoise Yachts superyacht (pictured as project). Hamburg-based lithium battery producer EST-Floattech confirmed the ‘Green Orca 1050’ battery for the yacht is

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Viareggio shipyard restarts refit work

Viareggio shipyard restarts refit work

Refit work at The Italian Sea Group’s (TISG) shipyard in Viareggio (pictured), northern Italy, has restarted. The first vessel to undergo a refurbishment is the 53m (174ft) sailing yacht Jasali II. The 24-year-old sailing vessel from the group’s Perini Navi

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Gulf Craft partners with Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Gulf Craft partners with Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Gulf Craft has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) intended to promote superyacht innovation. The partnership aims to bring the next generation of designers to the superyacht industry, with particular focus on

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Pearl Yachts signs partnership with Hong Kong-based VP Yachts

Pearl Yachts signs partnership with Hong Kong-based VP Yachts

Pearl Yachts has partnered with Hong Kong-based VP Yachts, which will now act as the British shipyard’s official representative in Asia. Iain Smallridge, MD, Pearl Yachts said: “We always celebrate growth and new friends, especially in affluent and interesting markets,

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Children are the future (of yacht sales and charter) 

Children are the future (of yacht sales and charter) 

Luxury travel is recession proof. That’s the view of Geordie Mackay-Lewis, co-founder of luxury travel company Pelorus – and probably the view of most people in the yachting industry. In the aftermath of the pandemic and lockdowns, there’s no shortage

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