Major new boat show launched in The Netherlands

Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has announced plans for ANWB Boot Batavia, an on-water boat show organised for the first time from September 13th to the 17th this year in The Netherlands. The organisers are hoping to attract 500 boats from Dutch yacht…

US yacht broker expands team

Ft Lauderdale-based yacht brokerage firm Denison Yacht Sales has hired eight yacht brokers and a charter fleet manager to be situated in its Florida and California offices. Skip Denison, Juan Pasch, Peter Quintal, and Gene Echols are joining the…

Delegates prepare for 2012 YARE refit show

With just two weeks to go to the opening of the second YARE refit show in Viareggio from April 26-29, more than 120 exhibitors from eight European countries — including leading international refit suppliers and subcontractors — have confirmed that…

New distributor for Oceanair

Oceanair, a UK manufacturer of blinds, shading and soft furnishings, has appointed ASAP Marine as its new distributor in Thailand. The partnership will see ASAP Marine to develop a strong retail presence, promoting Oceanair’s retail range within…

Chemring Marine relocates

Chemring Marine has relocated its UK-based headquarters to Langstone Technology Park, in Havant, Portsmouth. The new offices are 21km (13mi) from its previous offices in Whiteley Village, Hampshire. “Langstone Technology Park offers an ideal business…

Britannia invests in yachting centre

Britannia Corporate Events, a UK marine leisure event company, has plans to relocate its offices from its current facility in Port Hamble Marina, in Hampshire, to a new marina event centre at the site. Located at No.1 Waterside Buildings, Britannia’s…

Spencer Ship teams up with Jupiter Marine

Spencer Ship Monaco has signed a partnership with Jupiter Marine of Palmetto, Florida, USA, that will see the Monaco sales office developing an international sales and distribution network for Jupiter’s range of centre console and express fishing…

Yacht insurers see jump in superyacht fraud claims

Insurers in the Lloyds of London market said they have seen a spike in fraudulent claims for yachts worth about €2m. Most of the claims originate from the Mediterranean, according to a story in The Telegraph. A loss adjuster at Charles Taylor said his…

Taxes and leases sinking Queensland marinas

Marinas in Queensland account for more than a quarter of the country’s total gross revenues for all marinas, but marina owners also have the most negative financial outlook. A report by the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) attributes…