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  • FD75
    News

    Horizon Yachts unveils two new models for 2020

    2020-01-17T13:28:00Z

    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
    News

    Italian yard re-enters market with new vision

    2020-01-16T13:06:00Z

    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
    News

    Turkish yard sells five more superyachts

    2020-01-15T12:33:00Z

    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
    News

    Oyster Yachts founder to join board

    2020-01-14T11:57:00Z

    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
    News

    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
    News

    Sea Pro Boats to build new facility in South Carolina

    2020-01-03T14:33:00Z

    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
    News

    Sunseeker unveils details of new Manhattan 55

    2020-01-03T10:57:00Z

    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
    News

    Taiwan boatbuilder wins government excellence award

    2020-01-02T14:49:00Z

    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
    News

    Norwegian boat sales back on track

    2020-01-02T11:21:00Z

    After a downturn, the Norwegian boat market is back on a high level again. According to Batliv.no, sales have grown steadily since 2013 when the market hit a low of NOK 1.7bn (€170m) in sales.

  • AMELS_188_Rendering_1-ibi
    News

    New CEO and structure for Damen

    2020-01-02T10:33:00Z

    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
    News

    Oyster Yachts generates £24 million in first year of relaunch

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

  • Navitas
    News

    Paris award win proves boost for ITA Catamarans

    2019-12-20T09:10:00Z

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

  • F33 Exterior
    News

    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
    News

    Island Gypsy brand revived

    2019-12-18T08:07:00Z

    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
    News

    Kiwi boatbuilder Naiad sold

    2019-12-16T14:37:00Z

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

  • Magic Yachts
    News

    Catana Group acquires Tunisian shipyard

    2019-12-13T17:13:00Z

    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
    News

    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
    News

    Dutch boatbuilder to expand capacity under new ownership

    2019-12-10T16:21:00Z

    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

    2019-12-10T06:10:00Z

    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
    News

    Appointment at Pursuit

    2019-12-10T06:00:00Z

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