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    Beneteau announces key management changes


    In view of the severe economic crisis linked to Covid-19, France’s Groupe Beneteau said it is accelerating reorganisation of its boat business

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    Fairline confirms 240 job cuts

    2020-06-05T15:54:00Z By Neil Eaves, Arlene Sloan,

    Following last week’s story that Fairline Yachts had warned staff to expect redundancies, the UK-based boatbuilder today announced that 240, out of a total work force of 455, will be made redundant from the end of July, when the furlough period runs out. Fairline attributed the job cuts to ...

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    Kiwi builder signs contract for 18m carbon fibre sportfisher


    Lloyd Stevenson’s Artnautica 60 is due for launch in early 2022

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    Riviera celebrates the launch of its 20th Sports Motor Yacht


    The 72 and 68 Sports Motor Yachts, the flagships of the Riviera collection, have reached a milestone this week with the completion of the 20th boat following the launch of the new designs in 2018. Riviera spent two years developing the 68 and 72 SMY, consulting with Riviera owners from ...

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    Sanlorenzo reports strong sales in Asia, opens flagship office in Singapore


    Italian boatbuilder Sanlorenzo is reporting strong sales in foreign markets. With five yachts sold in Hong Kong since the start of the year, including three over the last week, Sanlorenzo Asia – thanks to its collaboration with Simpson Marine – is leading the company’s international rebound.

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    Sanlorenzo announces €50m supply chain finance program; 1,500 suppliers to benefit

    2020-06-03T09:38:00Z IBI

    Italian superyacht-builder signs deal with European investment bank

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    Azura Marine launches new solar-powered cat


    The first of a new series of solar-powered catamarans by the Singapore-based Azura Marine was launched earlier this month in Bali, Indonesia. The appropriately named ’Solar Eclipse’ is the first hull of in Azura’s Aquanima 40 series, which currently includes the Aquanima 40 and Aquanima 45.

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    Horizon CC98 in build for repeat Australian owner


    Taiwanese boatbuilder Horizon Yachts is building its fourth Horizon yacht for a repeat client. The Horizon Custom Collection (CC) 98 is for an Australian owner whose three other yachts were a Horizon CC80, an E84 and

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    Nimbus completes acquisition of Swedish boatbuilder


    Sweden’s Nimbus Boats has completed the acquisition of aluminium boat producer Alukin Boats Sweden AB. Alukin, located north of Stockholm, is now a full member of the Nimbus family.

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    Echo Yachts wins order for 56m catamaran yacht support craft


    Western Australia-based Echo Yachts has won its first superyacht contract since delivery of two vessels for the same Singaporean owner, which included the 84m (276ft) trimaran White Rabbit .

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    BRP closes Alumacraft Arkansas plant, consolidates in Minnesota

    2020-05-29T14:44:00Z By Tony Esposito,

    BRP will shutter its Alumacraft Boat operation in the state of Arkansas, eliminating 90 jobs and consolidating manufacturing at its existing facility in St Peter, Minnesota, according to a company news release and local reports. This on the heels of Wednesday’s announcement that the Canadian outdoor recreational products company is ...

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    Silent-Yachts reports four new sales during crisis peak


    Austria’s Silent-Yachts has reported four new sales in recent weeks. The company now has eight solar-electric catamarans under construction at its yard – one Silent 55, four Silent 60s and three Silent 80s, the 24m flagship model of the entire range.

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    Sunseeker staff to return to work


    The UK’s Sunseeker International is implementing a phased return to work for all its employees starting as early as next week.

  • Fairline COO Peter McNulty

    Fairline warns of job losses


    Workers at Oundle, UK-based boat manufacturer Fairline Yachts are facing an uncertain future after the company warned of the need to axe jobs, reports The Peterborough Telegraph .

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    Sanlorenzo unveils new SX112 flagship


    Italian boatbuilder Sanlorenzo has expanded its SX line with a new 34m flagship, the SX112.

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    New brand of eco-yachts launches in Germany


    A new German company is to launch a range of electric solar catamarans, sailing yachts and luxury floating homes for the global market.

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    Ferretti expands US footprint


    Italy’s Ferretti Group has announced a US$15m investment to purchase a service shipyard in Ft Lauderdale, Florida to increase the strategic presence of Ferretti Group America.

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    Dutch builder expands yard in response to “growing demand”


    Zeelander Yachts of the Netherlands is expanding its state-of-the-art shipyard in Groot-Ammers in response to what it describes as growing demand for its boats. This will also allow the company to prepare the ground for the development of new models.

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    Riva launches first new model of 2020


    Italy’s Ferretti Group launched the Riva 88’ Folgore at its shipyard in La Spezia on Monday, marking the company’s first model launch of 2020. The La Spezia facility is dedicated to the construction of Riva yachts from 76ft-110ft in length.

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    Invincible Boats lives up to its name

    2020-05-26T13:18:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    Despite losing about six weeks of production to the COVID-19 pandemic, Invincible Boats is on track to reach its calendar year 2020 production goals, though its fiscal fourth quarter – which ends in July – will likely offset gains made in the first half of the fiscal year. Exempt ...