Marquis Yachts names new dealer for California and the Southwest

Silver Seas Yachts, a west coast affiliate of SkipperBud’s, has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Marquis Yachts to represent the boatbuilder’s line in the states of California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona. “We are proud to begin…

Navico opens Shanghai office

Navico said it has established a wholly owned subsidiary called Navico Shanghai, and opened an office in Shanghai. The marine electronics giant has hired Michael Huang as business development manager to run the office. “We are proud to have built many…

Pursuit announces Sport Yacht series

Pursuit Boats said it plans to enter the sport yacht segment in the early fourth quarter of this year. The Florida-based builder, a division of S2 Yachts, builds offshore and inshore fishing boats from 18 to 38 feet LOA. “Our goal is to leverage our…

New Nordship dealer for the UK and Channel Islands

Nordship Yachts APS Denmark has signed an agreement with Parkstone Bay Yachts that will see Parkstone become the United Kingdom dealer for its range of Nordship deck saloon yachts. The range of Nordship deck saloon yachts, today consists of the Nordship…

Australian marina developer declares bankruptcy

Australian businessman Craig Gore yesterday filed for bankruptcy, citing debts of A$283m. Gore had acquired Hope Harbour, a 283-berth marina on Australia’s Gold Coast, in 2008 for A$38m. Gore also had interests in other marinas. Craig Gore is the son…

Norwegian boatbuilder picks up design award

Norwegian boatbuilder Hydrolift has received an Award for Design Excellence at an annual Design Day event organized by the Norwegian Design Council to recognise innovation and great design. The prestigious Award for Design Excellence rewards the most…

Taking to the skies: Canadian firm builds flying megayacht

A Canadian aviation firm plans to launch a 120ft megyacht that flies. Flying Yachts Inc, located in Newmarket, Ontario, built the “envelope” for the megayacht last summer, and is currently finishing a 75ft prototype that will be used for testing the…

Elvstrøm Sails appoints new dealer

Danish sailmaker Elvstrøm Sails A/S has appointed German sailmaker Thomas Becker as its new dealer in Kappeln, Germany. Becker who previously sold sails under his own label – b’segeln – will continue working from his base in Kappeln and…

BRP to add 70 jobs to North Carolina facility

BRP, the parent of Sea-Doo and Evinrude, said it plans to create 70 jobs over the next three years at its facility in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. The Montreal-based company also plans to invest US$1.1m in the facility. A press release from the North…