Delphia acquires Maxi Yachts

Poland’s Delphia Yachts has acquired Sweden’s Maxi Yachts from its present owner, Nord West Najad. “Delphia Yachts has bought the brand name Maxi Yachts including models Maxi 1060, Maxi 1300 and Maxi SM 40, which they intend to go on producing,”…

Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference in full swing

The final day of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference in Singapore brought presentations on the developing destination markets in the Asia Pacific region. The day started with an update on the Australian industry presented by Mary Anne Edwards, CEO of…

MarineMax reports Q2 jump in sales, net income

MarineMax today reported sales of US$144.0m for its quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared to US$115.8m for the same period a year ago. Its net income was US$2.3m, compared to a net loss of US$4.5m a year ago. The national boat retailer said that…

West Marine reports 7 per cent gain in Q1 sales, net loss narrows

West Marine today reported sales of US$121.5m for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012, a 6.7 per cent gain over the same quarter a year ago. Its net loss narrowed to US$6.2m compared to a loss of US$12.3m a year ago. The company said in a statement…

Scania ends relationship with Yanmar

Sweden-based Scania has introduced a new 16 litre diesel engine that will replace its existing engine of this size. “This is a completely new engine designed from the bottom up,” says Robert Sobocki, senior vice president of Scania Engines. It offers…

Icon wins new 70m-plus new build contract

Market reports from the Netherlands suggest that Icon Yachts has won a contract for a new build in excess of 70m (230ft). No further details are known at this stage because the deal is understood to be highly confidential — but it is believed that…

Ex-Fairline CEO to head buildings company

Derek Carter, who until October of last year was CEO of the British-based boatbuilder Fairline, has been appointed managing director of Portakabin, the manufacturer of modular and portable buildings headquartered in York. Prior to his time at…

Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference opens in Singapore

The opening day of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference showed increased interest in the Asian market with over 150 delegates in attendance. Organised by the Informa Yacht Group in collaboration with the Singapore Superyacht Association, the two-day…