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  • Maritimo's McPhail Road expansion

    Maritimo near to completing major expansion


    Australian luxury yacht brand Maritimo continues to move its activities up a gear through expansion of its facilities, dealer network and model range.

  • Don Smith, Beneteau America

    Beneteau America appoints outboard sales manager


    Beneteau America has named Don Smith as the group’s new outboard sales manager, succeeding David Aldrich in the role. Smith has over 30 years’ experience in sales management and retail dealership. For the last 10 years, he has worked for Regal, Hatteras and Bertram Yacht.

  • Future Fibres' new home in Valencia, Spain

    Future Fibres announces factory expansion and new GM


    Composite rigging manufacturer Future Fibres has signed a long-term lease agreement for a 60,000sq ft factory space in Valencia, Spain that will become the company’s dedicated service and R D centre.

  • ZABAVA_Heesen yacht

    Zabava arrives at Dutch yard for complete refit


    The 30m Heesen-built motoryacht Zabava arrived at ICON Yachts’ facilities in Harlingen, the Netherlands recently for a complete refit ahead of the Mediterranean cruising season. Originally delivered as Buka in 2000, the yacht previously cruised under the name Pokrov II before being sold to its

  • An Ullman Sails design

    Ullman Sails sets up SA manufacturing headquarters under new CEO


    Ullman Sails International has established a new manufacturing division in South Africa under the leadership of recently-appointed chief executive Michael England.

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    US powerboat registrations up 4.6% in September


    US registrations for new powerboats were up 4.6% in September on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY), according to preliminary data released today by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

  • Crestliner president Brittany Hizer

    Crestliner Boats appoints new president


    A veteran of Brunswick Corporation’s Life Fitness division has been tapped to lead Crestliner Boats. Brittany Hizer was appointed president of Crestliner Boats on Tuesday, reporting to Brunswick’s Aluminum Fish Group president Dirk Hyde.

  • News

    Conflict over Greek yacht cruising tax and sea tourism growth plans


    A new yacht cruising tax implemented by the Greek government last week which was originally due to be paid within 10 days has now been delayed until early April 2019. This action has been taken due, in part, to the intervention of the Cruising Association, the international body for yacht cruising

  • News

    Seawide appointed Clarion Marine distributor


    JL Audio in the US has chosen Seawide Distribution as its sole domestic distributor of Clarion Marine audio products for the 2019 calendar year.

  • Recreational watersports are a major attraction in tourist-friendly Cape Town

    Cape Town proposes new bylaw to regulate inland watersports


    The City of Cape Town has proposed a new permit system to regulate the use of vessels on all inland water sites within its jurisdiction, Independent Online News reports.