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First superyacht signed up for new Phuket brokerage show

Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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With just 11 weeks to the first edition of the new Phuket Charter and Brokerage Show, due to be held February 13-16, 2015, news of the first yacht that will be there has been received. The superyacht in question is the 69m (227ft) Australian-built…

Chicago Yacht Club’s data breach impacts Windy City’s leading citizens

Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Crain’s Chicago Business magazine has reported that a data breach into the computer system of the Chicago Yacht Club could have impacted many of the city’s high-profile members. Data breaches have become a common occurrence with US corporations and…

Pastrovich Studio uses web teasers for efficient market communications

Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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The web has totally changed the workings of the yacht brokerage sector, and Monaco-based design house Pastrovich Studio is using a similar means to promote its latest yacht designs.
In their view teasers, making use of a short YouTube presentation is a…

Visitor feedback drives changes at Toronto International Boat Show

Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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The 2015 Toronto International Boat Show will feature a new look which should please show visitors, since many of the new changes come as the direct result of consumer feedback.
A series of focus group studies conducted with show visitors in April and…

BSI appoints European yacht rigging manager

Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Peer Jorgensen has taken on the role of European yacht rigging manager at BSI A/S, the Danish marine hardware firm.
Peer, general manager of RSB Rigging Solutions for the past seven years, will relocate to Denmark and commence work with BSI in March…

Fareast Yachts reports growth outside China

Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Shanghai-based Fareast Yachts is reporting rapid growth outside its home market in China. The company, which was founded in 2002, is now a well-known dinghy builder producing over 1,200 Optimists this year alone.
In 2010, Fareast began working with…

NMMA, Mercury react to EPA delay on ethanol

Posted Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Mercury Marine have both issued statements about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to delay a final rule on ethanol blends until next year. The US agency was scheduled to tel…

NMMA: “Full speed ahead” for 2016 Miami show

Posted Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today sent out a notice to members saying it was “full speed ahead” for the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The US trade association held a press conference last week wi…

New features planned for DIBS 2015

Posted Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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The organisers of the 2015 Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) have added a number of new features to next year’s event. The move, says show organiser DWTC, is designed to tap into the growing regional marine market and reflects the event’s growin…

ICOMIA elects Superyacht Division chairman

Posted Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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Stefano Pagani Isnardi, manager of UCINA’s research department, has been elected chairman of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Superyacht Division.
The decision was ratified at the ICOMIA plenary meeting held durin…

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