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    Police arrest second suspect in Lethbridge murder case


    South African police have arrested a second suspect in the murder case of St Francis Bay boatbuilder Duncan Lethbridge, local media outlets report.

  • Glomex

    Barrus expands chandlery market activities


    British marine engine and equipment distributor EP Barrus has announced it has reached an agreement to become a distributor of Akzo Nobel’s International Paint brand in the UK. Late last week it also signed an exclusive distribution agreement to represent the Italian company Glomex’s line of antennas and connectivity products ...

  • Jack Martin, general manager of Crestliner Boats

    Appointment at Brunswick Boat Group


    Brunswick Corp has appointed Jack Martin as general manager of its Crestliner Boats brand of aluminium fishing and pontoon boats.

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    Pursuit signs new Canadian dealer


    Fort Pierce, Florida-based fibreglass fishing boat builder Pursuit Boats has expanded its global dealer network with new representation in western Canada.

  • Saffier

    Dutch boatbuilder says future looks “rosy”


    Dutch boatbuilder Saffier Yachts says it built 47 daysailers in 2017, 52 in 2018 and will produce 61 this year. The Dutch yard expects growth to continue, by leaps and bounds, in the years ahead.

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    Northern Marine sold


    Seattle Yachts, a new boat dealer and yacht brokerage firm with offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California and South Florida, has purchased US boatbuilder Northern Marine. Included in the sale are the rights to the Northern Marine brand, the shipyard in Anacortes, Washington, the tooling, and intellectual property.

  • Honda Marine stand at Southampton

    Honda Marine bolsters Boat Builder Alliance


    Two new Honda-powered leisure boat ranges – the 4XC line built in collaboration with Italian sportsboat builder Ranieri and the H-Series of RIBs designed and built in partnership with Highfield Boats – made their UK debut at the Southampton International Boat Show today.

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    Prestige launches 42’ flybridge, confirms move to larger models


    Prestige Yachts says it has confirmed its market position as global leader in the small to medium-sized flybridge boat range with the launch of its new 42’ flybridge at the Cannes Yachting Festival this week and has confirmed a move to larger models with the soft launch of the new ...

  • Fire

    NTSB: Dive boat crew asleep when fire broke out


    All six crew members of the ill-fated dive boat Conception, which caught fire 2 September killing 34 people off the California coast, were asleep when the blaze broke out in violation of regulations requiring a commercial vessel to have a crew member stand night watch.

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    IMCI experts to lecture at NHL Stenden University


    Experts from IMCI, the International Marine Certification Institute, are to lecture on CE certification as part of a yacht-building course at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

  • Azimut-Benetti - 50th gala event

    Azimut-Benetti celebrates 50 years at stylish gala event


    The Azimut-Benetti Group celebrated reaching 50 years of age in style at a gala event at the famous Eilenroc Villa with over 500 people, including at least 250 clients participating. The event went on long into the evening and included a bespoke fashion show by Giorgio Armani. Azimut-Benetti is the ...

  • MasterCraft Boats NXT 20 Boat

    Revenue gains drive MasterCraft 2019 Q4, full-year results


    MasterCraft Boat Holdings Inc reported higher sales for both its fourth quarter and full-year 2019 fiscal results, which were released on Thursday.

  • Lake IJsselmeer is roughly 75% the size of Greater London

    Vast ‘floating solar park’ for Netherlands meets with criticism


    Just when its ‘Grow Boating’ drive is getting some traction, along come four provincial governments in the Netherlands with a plan to deploy a vast floating solar park in the IJsselmeer, the big lake in the heart of the Netherlands.

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    Stingray celebrates 40th anniversary with three new models


    Fibreglass boat builder Stingray Boats celebrated a major milestone at its annual dealer meeting this week as the company marked 40 years in the boatbuilding industry.

  • News

    Snag-A-Slip buys SlipSure


    The online boat slip rental category is beginning to consolidate with the acquisition of SlipSure, the largest app for instant and same-day slip bookings, by Annapolis, Maryland-based Snag-A-Slip, positioning the company as “the category leader across all types of boater reservations,” according to a news release from the firm.

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    Finalists of 2019 Best of Boats Awards announced in Cannes


    Yesterday evening, at the end of the first day of the Cannes Yachting Festival, the finalists of this year’s Best of Boats (BOB) Awards were announced at the Palais des Festivals.

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    NauticStar Boats receives NMMA Export Global Star


    The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) latest Global Star for Exporting recipient is NauticStar Boats.

  • Grand Banks Malaysia

    Grand Banks “positioned for strong growth”


    Grand Banks Yachts, builder of the Grand Banks, Palm Beach and Eastbay series of yachts, announced this week that it completed its first five-year strategic business objectives in the 2019 financial year – a move that has positioned the company for strong growth to come.

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    Pearl Yachts introduces new Pearl 62


    The UK’s Pearl Yachts has announced a new model, the Pearl 62, at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Alongside this, the company also highlighted a strong sales position over the past year.

  • Fire

    Fire destroys Rhode Island boatbuilding facility


    A fire at Wickford Shipyard in Rhode Island early Tuesday morning destroyed the building housing George W Zachorne Jr and Sons, a builder of wooden sailboats since the 1980s, as well as Coastal Ironworks.