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    MarineMax amends credit facility; comments on retail trends


    America’s largest recreational boat retailer anncounced today that it has expanded its financial capacity by extending the term of it’s $440 million credit facility 

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    Sanlorenzo confirms interest in Perini Navi


    Sanlorenzo is a world leader in motoryachts over 40m in length Italian superyacht-builder Sanlorenzo today confirmed that it is evaluating a possible acquisition of fellow yacht builder Perini Navi SpA. For this purpose, Sanlorenzo has obtained an exclusivity period from Perini Navi majority shareholder Fenix Srl, ...

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    Plans on track for France’s popular La Rochelle show


    In response to industry uncertainty regarding this year’s autumn boat shows, the organisers of Grand Pavois La Rochelle – France’s popular in-water show on the Atlantic coast – have issued an update on the planning for this year’s event, particulary in regard to Covid-19 issues. Christophe Vieux, CEO of ...

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    ABYA issues Covid-19 member guidelines


    The UK’s Association of Brokers Yacht Agents (ABYA) has issued its members with Covid-19 guidelines for clients on boat viewings.

  • Croatia marina in CVC deal

    Croatia’s open borders to kickstart yacht charter market?

    2020-05-21T15:21:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    The opening of Croatia’s borders to allow EU citizens to visit without any quarantine restrictions is expected to trigger the restart of the yacht charter market, which has already started to pick up since the weekend. In particular, boat owners and visitors from Germany, Australia and Slovenia are anticipated ...

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    CRN picks up 2020 Muse Creative Award


    The Ferretti Group brand wins Silver for its Instagram account

  • Jonathan Feldman - Director of Sales - Teakdecking Systems

    Teakdecking Systems appoints new director of sales


    Teakdecking Systems in the US has appointed Jonathan Feldman as its new director of sales, effective immediately.

  • 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.

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    Mixed rules for boaters in France & Monaco


    Some boating activities along France’s coasts and in Monaco are beginning to resume amidst a tangle of unclear and sometimes contradictory rules

  • US boat sales

    US continues to open more boating ahead of “unofficial season” onset


    From Maine to California, more state and local governments are easing restrictions on boating amid National Safe Boating Week observations and ahead on the unofficial start to the boating season, the Memorial Day holiday weekend. And many operators are optimistic.

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    Burger Boat Company in hiring mode


    Burger Boat Company, the 157-year-old builder of custom yachts and commercial vessels, is in hiring mode.

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    Question marks hang over future of Perini Navi

    2020-05-20T13:58:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    Speculation circulating in Italy today suggests that Perini Navi, a leading sail and motor superyacht builder, is suffering severe financial issues which may result in it entering bankruptcy while a restructuring plan is developed and implemented. The source of the speculation was an article into today’s Milano Finanza , ...

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    Australia eases boating restrictions in New South Wales


    Australia’s Boating Industry Association (BIA) today welcomed the relaxation of restrictions on recreational boating in New South Wales following encouraging signs of containment of COVID-19.

  • Lamers

    Dutch firm picks up Sonihull Distributor of the Year award


    After what it describes as an unprecedented year of growth and dealer appointments, Sonihull has revealed the winner of its coveted Distributor of the Year Award for 2019 – Lamers System Care, based in Uden, Netherlands.

  • ReportIcon Germany

    The ‘new normal’ - German boat dealers on what the future holds

    2020-05-20T11:34:00Z By Stefan Gerhard,

    Regional differences build a surprisingly nuanced picture of what the sector can expect

  • Aquila 44 Power Catamaran

    Aquila celebrates launch of 100th Aquila 44


    Aquila Power Catamarans has launched its 100th Aquila 44, a 13.4m (44ft) luxury power catamaran that has taken the market by storm.

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    Silent-Yachts partners with Ecoworks Marine


    Silent-Yachts, the Austrian producer of solar-electric catamarans, has formed a new partnership with Ecoworks Marine. Under the terms of the agreement, Wilent will equip and deliver all new yacht models with a full starter package of sustainable cleaning products made by Ecoworks Marine.

  • 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.

  • GOST Sean Ryan

    Global Ocean Security Technologies makes key promotion


    Sean Ryan appointed global sales manager with immediate effect