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  • Sunseeker 90 Ocean

    Sunseeker to launch a record five new models


    The five premieres will be unveiled in January 2021

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    Change at the head of Latitude 46 and Wauquiez


    The recent retirement of industry veteran Christian Iscovici, head of Latitude 46 and Wauquiez since 2007, has led to a review of the company structure by main shareholder, Experton-Revollier Group.

  • Hodgdon electric tender

    Hodgdon to offer all-electric superyacht tenders

    2020-11-23T10:04:00Z IBI , by Dag Pike

    The 10.5m and 12m tenders are part of the Venetian line US boatbuilder Hodgdon is now offering what it claims will be the world’s first superyacht tenders powered entirely by electric power. The electric versions will be based on the company’s Venetian designs which are ...

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    Sanlorenzo introduces new SD118; four units already sold


    Italian superyacht-builder Sanlorenzo has expanded its line of semi-displacement models with the launch of the SD118, a 35.8m yacht with wide-body hull. Four units have already been sold, says the company.

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    Tracker to double production capacity, add 300 jobs

    2020-11-20T15:20:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    Tracker Boats in the US is doubling production capacity at its Bolivar, Missouri facility and adding 300 jobs there and at its nearby Lebanon, Missouri facility. Owned by White River Marine Group, a subsidiary of Bass Pro Shops, a company statement indicates founder Johnny Morris is investing US$3m in ...

  • X5Plus

    Xquisite/Phoenix Marine announce arrival of new X5 Plus


    The new model builds on the success of the 50ft Xquisite X5

  • Chris-Craft Max Gordon and Alec Decker

    Chris-Craft grows sales team


    US boatbuilder Chris-Craft has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Max Gordon as regional sales director and Alec Decker as sales associate-product specialist.

  • Alia Yachts Atlantico

    Alia Yachts unveils 27m chase boat


    Turkey’s Alia Yachts has unveiled a new 27m aluminium chase boat that fully matches its 55m mothership in terms of look, quality and function.

  • Vaan R4

    Vaan Yachts to build second sustainable cat in “uneasy year”

    2020-11-19T14:28:00Z IBI , by Robert Wielaard

    Vaan Yachts owner Igor Kluin Vaan Yachts, a new Dutch builder of recyclable aluminium catamarans, says it will soon build a second project – a 14.95m (49ft) sailing yacht. “We are finally on our way. This has not been an easy year,” says owner Igor Kluin. ...

  • Majesty Yachts

    Gulf Craft launches third Majesty 122


    The third 37m Majesty 122 was launched last week by UAE-based yacht builder Gulf Craft in a private ceremony attended by the owners and company officials.

  • Frank Butler

    Obituary: Frank Butler


    Frank Butler, president and CEO of US-based sailboat producer Catalina Yachts, passed away on November 15 due to unexpected complications from a recent illness.


    Canados sells first Gladiator 631 Next


    Italian boatbuilder Canados has sold its first Gladiator 631 Next. The new 19.4m model is currently in build at its Rome-based shipyard and is due for delivery in April 2021.

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    Groupe Beneteau revamps business software

    2020-11-18T15:15:00Z IBI , by Neil Eaves

    To manage the growing complexity of information flow between the different subsidiaries of its Boats division, Groupe Beneteau is replacing its highly customised legacy business system with a central Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (ERP). The company has chosen an ERP platform from IFS, the global enterprise applications company. IFS ...

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    UK couple sue boatyard over alleged faults on yacht


    The purchase of a Danish-built X4.3 yacht by two London-based financial executives from the brand’s UK dealership in Hamble and allegations of faults may result in a full trial later this year if a settlement between the two sides cannot be reached. The case has appeared in a number of ...

  • sirena 88

    Sirena Yachts celebrates 60th yacht sold, appoints Croatian dealer


    After presenting the first Sirena 64 at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in 2017, Turkish shipyard Sirena Yachts has announced the sale of its 60th yacht – a Sirena 88. The company has also introduced a series of design upgrades and technical tweaks to the Sirena 58 and Sirena 64 models, ...

  • Hakvoort yard

    Hakvoort Shipyard receives ‘Royal’ designation


    Dutch King Willem Alexander has granted superyacht-builder Hakvoort Shipyard the designation ‘Royal’ to mark its 100 years of service.

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    Numarine delivers two more 26XP expedition yachts


    Numarine, the Turkish builder of high-performance motoryachts, has delivered two more 26XP expedition yachts to clients from Turkey, bringing the total number of units delivered from this series in just three years to 10.

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    Chaparral, Robalo Boats see growth into 2021

    2020-11-16T15:33:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    Marine Products Corp is working to meet order and inventory demand

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    Aquila expands representation in Iberia


    Aquila Power Catamarans is expanding its representation in Iberia through its current Spanish dealer and importer, Estupenda Nautica, extending its territory to include Portugal.

  • Limestone L-250R

    Limestone grows dealer network


    Tennessee, US-based Limestone Boat Company continues to progress with its corporate relaunch, announcing late last week that the firm has signed 13 dealership locations to sell and service the heritage boat brand in the US and Canada.