Star Capital Partners outlines Blohm + Voss future

Three months after being sold to British investment firm Star Capital Partners, German superyacht builder Blohm + Voss this week chose the prestigious RAC club in London’s Pall Mall to outline its future business strategy. The yard’s managing director,…

Danboat rejoins ICOMIA

Danish marine industry association Danboat has rejoined the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) as a full member following a six-month absence. After the demise of the association in 2011, Danboat reformed in November 2011…

Roscoff Marina to open in June

A new marina at Roscoff in the Bay of Morlaix in northwest France is to welcome its first yachts in June. Since booking opened in November 2011, more than 300 of the available 625 berthing spaces have already been taken. The new port will offer 625…

Antibes Yacht Show 2012 attracts its highest turnout

A record 13,380 visitors attended the 6th Antibes Yacht Show, which was held from 12-15 April at the International Yacht Club d’Antibes (IYCA) in Port Vauban on the French Riviera. Around 130 yachts up to 40m were on display — including motoryachts,…

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Poland’s Darlowo launches tender to build new marina

Poland’s municipality of Darlowo has launched a tender to build a new marina on the shores of the Polish Baltic. The facility, which will provide berthing for at least 70 yachts, is to be built at a cost of PLN 4m (US$1.3m). Bids for the Darlowo…

ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress held in South Africa

The 2012 ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa last week from April 18-21. The successful Congress took place at Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, which is located in the centre of Cape Town and is complimented by spectacular views over…

Gill wins Queen’s Award

UK-based technical marine clothing brand Gill has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The company was honoured for building export sales to 75 per cent of total revenue in the financial year ended September…

Northrop & Johnson names new CFO

Renato Cagiati has jointed US yacht broker Northrop & Johnson as its chief financial officer. Based in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Cagiati will manage all financial aspects of the organisation. “I have known Renato for years and trust that his transition…