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  • Westhaven Marina Auckland

    Up to 75 boats damaged in Auckland storms


    Severe weather described by one observer as ‘a mini tornado’ in Auckland resulted in damage to yachts and marina facilities on Monday night, according to a report by Stuff, the New Zealand news outlet.

  • SYTT Team Photo

    SYTT makes Maritime UK Awards shortlist


    The UK’s Superyacht Tenders Toys (SYTT) has been named as one of the best in the UK’s £40bn maritime sector after being shortlisted in the first-ever Maritime UK Awards.

  • Bolidt Innovation Center

    Dutch decking manufacturer to open new Innovation Center


    Bolidt has opened a new Innovation Center that grants visitors insight into how the Dutch company develops and produces its synthetic thermoset surface covers, including marine flooring and decking. Bolidt built the light and airy centre near its head office on the fringes of the Port of Rotterdam.

  • MCP Global Exp 66

    Brazilian builder bullish on local sailboat market


    With the Brazilian economy heating up, local boatbuilders are targeting innovation in an attempt to deliver world-leading yachts that are different from the rest. This is the case with MCP Yachts, whose latest project is the Global Exp 66 sailboat.

  • Lumitec

    LED lighting specialist makes Inc 5000 list


    For the eighth consecutive year, LED lighting specialist Lumitec has been ranked by Inc Magazine as an honoree on their Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The company ranked #4464 out of 5000.

  • Container Ship Unloading

    Trump blinks on new tariff threat


    US President Donald Trump has softened his position on a threat made earlier this month to levy a new 10% tariff on US$300bn worth of Chinese goods not already subject to existing tariffs.

  • lewmar-mets

    Lippert completes Lewmar takeover


    The £33m-plus acquisition of UK marine equipment manufacturer and supplier Lewmar Marine by its US competitor, Lippert Components, has now been completed. Four new American directors were appointed on August 1, as revealed by a Lewmar Ltd’s filing with Companies House, the UK business register, today.

  • HFW partner Jay Tooker

    UK-based law firm to open Monaco office


    HFW, the UK-based international law firm, has announced that it is boosting its global yacht practice with the launch of a Monaco office. It will be staffed by a team led by partner Andrew Charlier, former global head of yachts at Ince Co.

  • Giovanni Besenzoni

    Obituary: Giovanni Besenzoni


    Giovanni Besenzoni, founder and president of Besenzoni SpA, passed away on Sunday at his home in Sarnico, on Lake Iseo in northern Italy. He was 77.

  • 2018 Cape Town International Boat Show

    Messe Frankfurt confirms expanded Cape Town show


    Messe Frankfurt has announced a reformatted Cape Town International Boat Show, which as from this year includes a new open water second-hand boat exhibition area and enlarged retail section.