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Maktec Signs On Round-the-world Record Attempt

Hydro Diesel's Alan Priddy with Maktec Marine's Mark Cornforth with Excalibur boat under construction (Photo: Maktec Marine)

Team Britannia, the organization behind the latest attempt to set the world-record for sailing around the world in the fastest time, has appointed Yorkshire-based Maktec Marine to provide technical support for its engine fuel and oil performance.   Maktec Marine founder Mark Cornforth said the challenge

5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series

Photo: YCM

Some 50 entrants and 150 sailors from nine nationalities were out again in force for Act III of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, organized once a month by the Yacht Club de Monaco from October to March, in collaboration with technical clothing supplier SLAM, an initiative of Valentin Zavadnikov.

Marlink Buys Majority Stake in OmniAccess

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Apax Partners backed Marlink said it has signed a definite agreement to acquire a majority stake in fellow maritime VSAT services firm OmniAccess.   The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory approval and closing is expected in the first half of 2018.   OmniAccess’ existing management

Damen, AkzoNobel Collaborate in Volvo Ocean Race

Photo: Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards Group has announced its partnership with team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race.   The Dutch shipbuilding company has provided onshore workshop containers that act as mobile technical operations areas for the team’s supporting shore crews, enabling the team to achieve its aims. In this respect,

Kleven, Lürssen Partner to Build Explorer Vessel

Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. (Photo: Kleven)

Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven said it has signed a contract with German based luxury yacht designer and builder Lürssen to collaborate for the delivery of a 100-meter-long exploration vessel newbuild for a non-disclosed customer.   Kleven said the vessel will be built, partly outfitted and technically finalized at Kleven Verft in Norway,

Rolls-Royce Yacht Concept Features Hybrid Propulsion

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Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new luxury yacht concept designed to showcase the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on LNG fuel and battery power.   Introduced during the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) in Amsterdam, the Crystal Blue yacht and its attendant support

Yacht Class Working Boats

All Photos: Haig-Brown/Cummins

Croatian tourism has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. The great bulk of this is along the Adriatic coast where, as it has for centuries, life revolves around the sea. Tourists rent sail boats, take coastal cruises or travel to the many island that sit in the crystal Adriatic waters along the length of Croatia.

Newbuild ISA 50M Superyacht Sold

ISA Yachts announced the sale of a new 50-meter superyacht project to a repeat client, the third superyacht sold by the shipyard in the last two months.   Featuring a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, this new 50 meter (164 ft) superyacht is going to be the 12th superyacht to be built by

AvYachts Enters into Partnership with Elite Alliance

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AvYachts, the foremost provider of fractional yacht ownership, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Elite Alliance, a leader in exchange services for luxurious vacation homes.   With this partnership, AvYachts owners are now also members of Elite Alliance, and can trade a week on

Belzona 400 to Debut at FLIBS

Photo courtesy of Ocean5

Belzona Marine will introduce its new 40’ Center Console at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 1-5, 2017. The Belzona 400, designed by Ocean5 Naval Architects, builds on the success of its flagship 32’ model, that includes a patented sliding hull-side door and forward-facing windshield,