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A Flair of Yacht Show on the River Thames

(Photo: Tom van Oossanen)

Since last week London´s main landmark shines in a new light and leaves passers-by with plain astonishment. Right in front of the Tower Bridge two brand new Mega Yachts have positioned themselves for an Abeking & Rasmussen Rendezvous. A sheer impressive backdrop; the anticipation for the Monaco Yacht Show in September is rising.

Interview: John Canada, President, Ocean5 Naval Architects

John Canada, President, Ocean5 Naval Architects

John Canada founded Ocean 5 Naval Architects in 2007, arguably the worst time in history to start a maritime company as the industry was just entering the worst downturn in a generation. But more than 10 years later, and with the industry still in recover mode, Canada and his company are still standing.

Sales Update: 164-ft. Christensen HULL #042

Photo: Merle Wood & Associates

Hull Number 042 by Christensen Yachts offers the unique opportunity to build and personalize a new yacht with full warranties, in time for the fall of 2019.    This large-volume yacht features Christensen’s latest design details and engineering unmatched by her predecessors. Her striking contemporary

New 88 from Ocean King

Photo: Ocean King

Ocean King of Chioggia, Italy near Venice just announced a new 88 model in its Classic series of Ocean King Explorers."Creating superyacht impact from a small yacht that feels huge," is how the company describes the new Ocean King 88 Classic in its press release, a yacht to "inspire immediate confidence with its huge 7.

FB Marine Group Acquires Shield Marine

(Photo:FB Marine Group)

FB Marine Group has announced the acquisition of yacht management and service company, Shield Marine.   Combining forces enables the newly formed division, FB Shield Marine, to enter into new markets, benefit from economies of scale, grow their customer base and expand their workforce.   Founded in 2010 by Matthew Hayes and Jeff West,

New VR Technology to Transform Yachting, Shipping Industries

(l-r): Richard Hooson, Sam Slater and Greg Beach on a recent client visit to Monaco. (Photo: The Landing)

The global yachting and shipping industries are queuing up to adopt the very latest in immersive virtual reality visualization, mapping and design technology developed at The Landing, MediaCityUK.   VR solutions designed specifically for the yachting industry, as well as for the merchant shipping sector,

Timmerman Appointed as CEO at Royal Huisman

Jan Timmerman (Royal Huisman)

Royal Huisman appointed Jan Timmerman as CEO commencing August 1, 2018. Timmerman has a successful track record as Managing Director and President of international businesses in the fields of Premium Coated Aluminum and Lighting Solutions supplying both high-end architectural projects as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers.

T. Mariotti, Damen Partner for Cruise Newbuilds

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The good news from the cruise sector continues to roll in, with the overall maritime sector hoping only that the positive vibe is contagious. The most recent development in this specialty shipbuilding sector is word that T. Mariotti and Damen Shipyards Group have created a new partnership to build cruise vessels.

CRN's 50-m Latona to Premiere at MYS 2018

M/Y Latona (Photo: CRN)

CRN’s 50-meter M/Y Latona will be one of the stars at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, to be held from September 26 to 29. Launched in February and delivered in May, the 50-meter M/Y Latona will be on display at the international boat show in the Principality of Monaco as a worldwide première and as the

Hubbell Marine's YQ100PLUS Power Adapter


Larger boats can face power challenges when docking in smaller ports that don't offer 100A service. Hubbell Marine's YQ100PLUS power adapter is able to connect a 100A 125/250V AC boat to two 50A dockside receptacles. The YQ100PLUS features a small, lightweight NEMA 4x enclosure that is watertight and protected by sealing grommets.