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  • FD75

    Horizon Yachts unveils two new models for 2020


    Horizon Yachts used its bi-annual Open House event in Taiwan to unveil its newest additions to the expanding FD Series.

  • Marc-Udo Broich and Sergio Cutolo

    Italian yard re-enters market with new vision


    Italian shipyard Aicon Yachts has re-entered the market with a new semi-custom model, the 20m Aicon 66, due for launch soon.

  • Numarine 32XP Hull 1

    Turkish yard sells five more superyachts


    Turkish motoryacht producer Numarine has announced the sale of five more expedition superyachts from its successful XP Series. The company recently sold four units of the 26XP model (hulls #7, 8, 9 and 10) and one more unit of the 32XP (hull #4).

  • Oyster Yachts - Richard Matthews

    Oyster Yachts founder to join board


    Richard Matthews, founder of the blue-water cruising yacht brand Oyster Yachts, has accepted an invitation from current owner, Richard Hadida, to join the board. In a statement, the UK yacht-builder suggested that this acceptance was “a testament to Matthews’ faith in the future of the company he founded almost 50 ...

  • Discovery - John Burnie new MD

    Discovery Yachts latest; creditors meeting held today

    2020-01-03T16:35:00Z By David Robinson,

    The UK’s Discovery Yachts Group (DYG) has been rescued from administration in a pre-pack deal which involved the establishment of a new UK holding company formed by the largest DYG shareholder, Binti Investment GmbH. The deal, for which no value has been given, means that all yachts currently in build ...

  • Sea Pro Boats

    Sea Pro Boats to build new facility in South Carolina


    Sea Pro Boats in the US is investing more than US$3m on a new facility in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Located in Winnsboro, it will be the fishing boat manufacturer’s second location in South Carolina and is expected to create 135 new jobs.

  • Manhattan 55 profile

    Sunseeker unveils details of new Manhattan 55


    The UK’s Sunseeker International has unveiled details of its latest flybridge model, the Manhattan 55. It follows the success of the Manhattan 52 – the group’s fastest-selling model in history, having delivered 131 units since its introduction in autumn 2016.

  • Monte Fino F76

    Taiwan boatbuilder wins government excellence award


    Taiwanese boatbuilder Kha Shing has been awarded the 2020 Taiwan Excellence Award for its new Monte Fino F76 Fly Bridge Motor Yacht (V76).

  • Askeladden P92

    Norwegian boat sales back on track


    After a downturn, the Norwegian boat market is back on a high level again. According to, sales have grown steadily since 2013 when the market hit a low of NOK 1.7bn (€170m) in sales.

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    New CEO and structure for Damen


    Arnout Damen has become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group, which includes Dutch yacht-builder Amels. At the same time, this major shipbuilding company is switching to a divisional structure to serve the market more effectively and efficiently.

  • Oyster Yachts owner and sole shareholder Richard Hadida

    Oyster Yachts generates £24 million in first year of relaunch

    2019-12-20T15:01:00Z IBI , by David Robinson, Arlene Sloan

  • Navitas

    Paris award win proves boost for ITA Catamarans


    New Italian builder eyeing expansion off back of positive feedback for first model

  • F33 Exterior

    2019 has been a crucial year for Fairline Yachts

    2019-12-19T16:01:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    The company has hopes of profitability after heavy losses during its first 3 years of operation. Fairline’s just-filed accounts for 2018 show a loss of £14.8m

  • Island Gypsy Newport 460

    Island Gypsy brand revived


    The iconic Halvorsen brand has been revived in the form of a new range of connoisseur craft, launched in 2019 as the Newport 460 – a collaboration among industry veterans and described as being ideally suited to couples who enjoy entertaining onboard and quiet coastal cruising. Blending the classic ...

  • \Naiad

    Kiwi boatbuilder Naiad sold


    Business to be acquired by its east-coast Australian builder partner, Yamba Welding Engineering

  • Magic Yachts

    Catana Group acquires Tunisian shipyard


    After a fifth year with average annual growth over 50% and an order book that will result in exceeding the threshold of €100m in revenue this year, the Catana Group has just signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Magic Yachts.

  • X-Yachts

    New X-Yachts owner increases shareholding

    2019-12-13T15:53:00Z IBI , by Lars-Åke Redéen

    After acquiring a 51% stake in X-Yachts through his holding company Consolidated Holding A/S, entrepreneur and businessman Ib Kunøe has bought the remaining shares in the Danish sailing yacht producer.

  • 1 - Aerial picture of Moonen Yachts

    Dutch boatbuilder to expand capacity under new ownership


    Dutch boatbuilder Moonen Yachts secured new owners in August , and is planning to invest in expanding its production capacities next year, as well as start a number of new projects, senior company representatives told IBI .

  • The 1675 Pro Guide from Lund
    Boat Launch

    Two new Pro Guide models from Lund


    Lund, the US aluminium boat builder, is introducing two new models for 2020 that continue its 70-year tradition of producing tiller-controlled outboard fishing boats.

  • Megan Foley Morris

    Appointment at Pursuit


    Florida-based fibreglass boat builder Pursuit Boats has named Megan Foley Morris as its new marketing manager.