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Rayglass Protector RIBs are popular in most parts of the globe

NZ RIB builder in lucrative contract win


New Zealand’s Rayglass Boats has announced that its Protector RIBs have been chosen as the official patrol boats for two of the world’s major sailing regattas – the 36th America’s Cup and the inaugural Sail GP competition. The agreements are said to be worth tens of millions of dollars to ...

The 38m Sanlorenzo SD126 was sold by Sanlorenzo Spain

Sanlorenzo SD126 sold by Spanish agent


Sanlorenzo Spain, the exclusive agent for Sanlorenzo motoryachts in Spain and the Balearics, has announced the sale of a new-build 38m Sanlorenzo SD126. Sold by director Andy McDougall, the yacht is currently in build at Sanlorenzo’s Viarregio facility and scheduled for delivery in February 2020.

Partners Christopher Skinner, Anthony Block, Robbie Ferron and John Skinner

Budget Marine announces change in shareholders


Budget Marine, one of the Caribbean’s biggest boating retailers, has announced that Smart Industry Business Solutions has purchased a significant share in the business and has provided retail and IT consultancy next to facilitating improved financing.

Ring Powercraft

Ring Powercraft gets new owner


A new company has formed in the UK to develop and manufacture the Ring Powercraft range of high-performance sportsboats and RIBs. Cetus Powercraft Ltd, which was incorporated in November 2017, is planning new products in the leisure, commercial and defence sectors.

Zipwake appoints SA dealer


Sweden’s Zipwake has teamed up with Seascape Marine Services in South Africa – a leading supplier of marine products and services representing brands such as Yanmar Marine, Hamilton Jet, Kohler Marine, D torque, Eliche Radice and Cox diesel outboards.

The easy-to-use Lumishore interface panel is intuitive and powerful

Lumishore teams up with Simrad and B&G


Underwater lighting specialist Lumishore has announced that its LED lighting solutions can now be controlled directly through the latest Simrad NSO and NSS evo3, select GO series and B&G Zeus3 Glass Helm, Zeus3 and Vulcan series multifunction navigational displays.

Taylor Made's new facility in Johnstown, New York

Taylor Made relocates distribution


Taylor Made Group, the US supplier of marine aftermarket products and windshield systems, has acquired an 80,000sq ft facility formerly owned by Swany America Corp in Johnstown, New York. The news comes not long after the Gloversville-based company was sold to Lippert Components early last year.

Fell Marine appoints European sales rep


Fell Marine, a Norwegian developer and manufacturer of wireless marine electronics, has chosen Yellow Marine Consultancy to serve as its European sales rep.