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In our September 2011 issue

Special reports:
SP-High Modulus: The development of the M34 project

Brazil: Real Powerboats yard expands for new flybridge models

Inside the current issue

Lifeboats as tenders

Yard Visit: Quorning Boats
Even in the world of multihull sailing cruisers, production trimarans are very rare. But one Danish family has spent the past 45 years developing the cruising tri concept, proving it to be a successful niche business proposition.

Halyard at Fairline

Performance sailing: Archambault
When French yard Archamault won the contract to design and build a new one-design for the annual Tour de France à la Voxile, it turned to trusted composites partner SP-High Modulus for expert assistance.


Manufacturing: mouldCAM
CNC cutting of foam plugs on which mould tools can be directly laminated has reduced production costs. The next logical step is to skip the plug stage and use ‘direct tooling’ to construct the mould — reducing costs even further.

Nautic Expo

6/12 - Volvo Penta and Yamaha sign technological partnership agreement
The agreement will include boat control systems...

3/12 - Fountain drops Factory Superstore
Direct sales to retail customers, which bypassed Fountain dealers, is being discontinued immediately...

3/12 - Zodiac targets US recreational vehicle market
The inflatable manufacturer cites similar demographics...

3/12 - Johnson Outdoors ends year on upbeat note
Johnson Outdoors reported year-end net income of US$6.5m compared to a loss of US$9.7m a year ago...

2/12 - Riviera launches new dealership in Adelaide
R Marine South Australia opened last weekend...

2/12 - Boat company uses Craigslist and cops to retrieve stolen boats
A North Carolina company uses a sting operation after finding its stolen boats listed on retail website...

2/12 - Medenisa named authorised agent for Orbit satellite system
The electronic service provider is now qualified as an Orbit authorised agent for its satellite communications system known as AL-7103 MK-II...

2/12 - Interlux boosts service support to dealers
Production and supply chain improvements at Interlux have resulted in a number of technical service and support enhancements...

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