All Boatbuilders articles – Page 7

  • R&C

    Robertson & Caine looks to make up lost production as SA economy reopens

    2020-05-26T10:16:00Z IBI , by Bobby Jordan

    South Africa’s biggest yard is to ramp up production under new health and safety regulations

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    Sanlorenzo returns to full production, launches first 44Alloy


    Italy’s Sanlorenzo has launched its first 44Alloy, an all-aluminium fast displacement superyacht that will make its official debut later this year.

  • 80 Sunreef Power

    Polish cat builder to double revenues in 2020

    2020-05-22T09:48:00Z IBI , by Jaroslaw Adamowski

    Sunreef CEO and founder Francis Lapp As Polish boatbuilders continue their production activities despite the coronavirus lockdown, luxury catamaran builder Sunreef Yachts says it expects to double its revenues this year to around €130m (US$141m), and has a full book order until the end of 2021. ...

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    New Balance 442 voyaging catamaran ready for tooling


    Balance Catamarans has finalised the design of its latest model, the Balance 442, which is now ready for tooling, the company confirmed this week. The 442 is a scaled-down version of the Balance 482 and will be produced in Cape Town by veteran builder Mark Delaney, owner of Balance Catamarans ...

  • SeaVee Boats

    SeaVee Boats resumes full operations


    SeaVee Boats’ consolidation of three small manufacturing facilities into a 220,000sq ft production centre last December achieved the goals of improving manufacturing flow, but no one could suspect the new facility would help the Medley, Florida-based custom builder manoeuvre its way through a global pandemic.

  • Northwest Boats

    Renaissance Marine reopens amid changes


    Renaissance Marine, maker of Duckworth, Weldcraft and Northwest aluminium boats, reopened late last week ahead of Washington state’s Phase 2 reopening plans, but amid myriad changes that many manufacturers may be facing. The Clarkston, Washington-based builder resumed operations under a provision allowing non-essential businesses “to preserve the value of ...

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    Nerea Yacht announces sale of NY24 Dark Bronze Deluxe


    Nerea Yacht, the new Italian yacht brand that launched into the market last year, has announced the sale of its first NY24 Dark Bronze – a Deluxe version day cruiser that was exhibited at boot Düsseldorf in January.

  • Heysea Asteria 108-1

    Heysea Yachts launches 10th Asteria 108


    Heysea Yachts, China’s most active superyacht builder, has just launched the tenth model in its successful Asteria 108 series. The 33.1m (108ft) vessel is set to be delivered in mid-June, after which it is scheduled to spend six months in Hong Kong followed by a voyage to Melbourne, Australia.

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    Echo Yachts unveils Project Echo-HSV


    Australian superyacht new-build and refit specialist Echo Yachts has released details of its latest design – Project Echo-HSV, a Humanitarian Support Vessel that utilises the same platform and principal particulars as its earlier Project Echo-ASY Adventure Support Yacht catamaran motoryacht.

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    Horizon launches first FD102 superyacht for US client


    Taiwanese boatbuilder Horizon Yachts has launched its first FD102 superyacht for American owners. Hull No 2 of the 32m fast-displacement vessel is on schedule to arrive in Ft Lauderdale in June and will make its debut at the 2020 Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October.

  • Elan GT5

    Elan to restart production next week

    2020-05-12T13:52:00Z IBI

    Elan’s managing director, Marko Skrbin, told IBI that the company ceased all production on the 16th of March in order to comply with government recommendations and in the interest of the safety of the company’s staff. As a result, the launch of its new GT6 sailing yacht has ...

  • Tankoa S501

    Tankoa Yachts resumes full-time work on S501


    Italian superyacht-builder Tankoa Yachts has resumed full-time work on S501, the fifth project in the Tankoa fleet and the third hull in its 50m all-aluminium series, following the easing of lockdown measures in Italy last week.

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    Grand Banks resumes operations

    2020-05-11T14:06:00Z IBI

    The Board of Directors of Grand Banks Yachts Limited announced today that the group’s manufacturing yard in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia has received approval from the Government of Malaysia to resume operations with immediate effect. Grand Banks Malaysia Grand Banks’ production facility in Malaysia employs 667 ...

  • Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard Ancona_1

    Italian yards come to terms with new working conditions

    2020-05-07T15:37:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    With most, if not all, of Italy’s yacht-builders having returned to work this week, many are coming to terms with the health and safety rules set by the government, medical authorities and trade unions to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and support a gradual easing of the lockdown. A ...

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    Malibu Boats feels Covid pinch in otherwise strong Q3 results

    2020-05-07T14:36:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer said the company’s third quarter was a “tale of two environments”, reflecting the impact of Covid-19 Tennessee, US-based boatbuilder Malibu Boats Inc said its third quarter of 2020 started off strongly before plant and dealership closures related to the arrival of ...

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    Covid-related production disruptions lead Mastercraft to $36.7m Q3 loss

    2020-05-06T15:45:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie, Arlene Sloan

    March production cutbacks lead to 20% YOY drop in net sales, 32% drop in gross profit

  • Sealegs3-web

    Orion and Smuggler awarded High Court costs from Sealegs


    Following a lengthy court battle lasting almost four years, the Auckland High Court in New Zealand has sealed an order for costs against amphibious boatbuilder Sealegs. This brings the total of costs awarded against Sealegs to circa $500k with the costs to be paid immediately.

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    Sanlorenzo signs €10m financing contract


    Italian superyacht-builder Sanlorenzo has signed a €10m financing contract with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), a prominent Italian investment bank, to fund new investment in research, development and innovation for the period from 2020-2022.

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    SA yards reopen subject to 50% staffing limit


    South African boatbuilding yards reopened on Monday subject to a 50% staffing limit and strict social distancing protocols. This follows an easing of the country’s ‘hard lockdown’ – from the maximum level five to level four – to allow a partial reopening of the economy beyond essential services.

  • Brunswick's David Foulkes at CES

    Brunswick Q1 ‘resilient’ despite COVID-19 impact

    2020-04-30T16:29:00Z By Arlene Sloan, Tony Esposito,

    Brunswick Corporation released first quarter 2020 financial results and reported a strong pre-coronavirus performance, with “resilient operating margins despite COVID-19 impact”