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Gold Coast International Marine Expo “outstanding success”

Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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“Strong sales and even greater prospects in the lead-up to the summer” are being reported as features of a successful 4th Gold Coast International Expo just held.
Emma Milne, marketing and events manager, comments: “Based on exhibitor feedback,…

Italian yard makes comeback

Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Italian superyacht builder Privilege, which has had a run of financial challenges and some labour issues in recent years, is back in business. Within the next six months the current 127m (416ft) project that is around 55% complete will be launched and…

Sanlorenzo appoints new president/general manager

Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Italian superyacht builder Sanlorenzo has announced the appointment of Ferruccio Rossi as its new president/general manager. Rossi will report to Massimo Perotti, Sanlorenzo chairman, who has decided to enlist a highly skilled and experienced manager i…

MasterCraft works with Hobie for custom wakesurf board line

Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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MasterCraft says that it has worked with Hobie to design and manufacture a line of customised wakesurf boards. The company said in a statement that Hawaii-based “musician and Hobie ambassador” Donavon Frankenreiter was the inspiration behind the…

Benetti to open new offices in Ft Lauderdale

Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Benetti Yachts says it will open a new office and showroom in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. The Italian shipyard said that the US market now represents more than 50% of its business.
“Benetti’s new American headquarters was designed as an office and…

METS announces DAME award nominees

Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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METS organisers have announced that 45 products have been nominated to go forward for final judging by the jury of the prestigious Design Award METS (DAME) 2014 competition.
The products have been selected from a total of 116 entries from 23…

Turkish, Croatian groups eye Croatia’s marina operator ACI

Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Turkey’s Dogus Group and Croatian Adris Group are reportedly interested in acquiring Croatia’s leading marina operator ACI. The Croatian state could obtain at least HRK 300m (US$52.5m) for selling a 50% stake in the operator to one of the entities,…

Appointment at Torqeedo

Posted Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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Electric motor manufacturer Torqeedo has named Captain Todd Sims its new global sales and product manager, hybrid systems. Sims will lead sales and create opportunities for the company’s Deep Blue Hybrid system.
Sims has more than 23 years of technical…

Edmiston CEO steps down

Posted Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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Following 18 years leading yacht brokerage Edmiston & Co, founder Nicholas Edmiston has announced plans to step back from the day-to-day management of the business. Effective immediately, son Jamie Edmiston replaces him as chief executive, while the…

Correct Craft has growth plans for new engine companies

Posted Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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Correct Craft, which acquired PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines, said it has growth plans for its new acquisitions. Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin told IBI that the company is looking at other marine companies to acquire.
“We have been in…

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