Category archives for: Super Yachting News

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., provides…Read more LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad An LPG tanker has fallen victim to a pirate attack in the vicinity […]

BMF Reports UK Boating Figures on the Rise

BMF Reports UK Boating Figures on the Rise

The full economic impact of the UK marine industry and spending associated with boating participation was estimated to total USD 11.45bn in 2012/13, according to a new report released by the British Marine Federation (BMF).   Latest industry trends results also announced by the BMF show encouraging signs of an upward trend for this key […]

UK Shipping Not Ready for Sulphur Switch

UK Shipping Not Ready for Sulphur Switch

Karl Turner, Member of the UK Parliament for Kingston upon Hull East, is asking for more time for the implementation of new sulphur limits in Emissions Control Areas (ECA). The new EU standards are coming into force on January 1, 2015, requiring all ships sailing in ECA to have a maximum sulphur content of 0.1%. According to Transport […]

Top News of the Week 16th – 20th of June

Top News of the Week 16th – 20th of June

China Rejects P3 Network, Plan Abandoned The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China denied support to the P3 Network, proposed by Mærsk A/S (Maersk Line)  together with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and CMA CGM S.A. The MOFCOM’s decision follows a review under China’s merger control rules.   Rising Concern over […]

Moonen Brings Innovation to the Industry

Moonen Brings Innovation to the Industry

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands is to start construction of the first in its recently unveiled Caribbean series of motoryachts. The 36.58-metre (120‘) Martinique is an innovation for the yachting industry as it will have a hull built of high tensile steel. Along with an ingenious hull design and Moonen’s ‘enhanced length principle’ (ELP), this […]

Beyond Limits Invest in Additional Training Site

Beyond Limits Invest in Additional Training Site

Beyond Limits Training, a leading provider of maritime crew training courses worldwide is looking to invest in an additional site in Bristol, UK to accommodate the rise in demand. The company is in talks to purchase a new site to develop their training facilities. The company, which has been operational for three years already has […]

Chilled Water System Crucial for Superyachts

Chilled Water System Crucial for Superyachts

Technicold by Northern Lights, superyacht climate control and HVAC experts, explain the importance of having a chilled water system on board. Chip Van Gunten, Sales Application Director at Technicold said: “While there are several options for marine air conditioning, including direct expansion and self-contained units, the best choice for boats over 80 feet (25 meters) is chilled water.” […]

Laser Cutting Technology Imperative for High Standards

Laser Cutting Technology Imperative for High Standards

Laser cutting technology has become imperative in order to achieve the high standards of work that are expected within the superyacht industry. The laser cutting process is highly accurate; yielding excellent cut quality, small kerf width and small heat affected zones, making it possible to cut very intricate shapes and small holes. Industry experts claim […]

Moonen Unveils the Caribbean Range

Moonen Unveils the Caribbean Range

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has introduced the new Caribbean series of motoryachts. Leveraging on the success of its classic looking superyachts over the last two decades and offering a refreshingly modern twist, the Caribbean range combines a distinctive and timeless style with all the attributes that will ensure a high resale value. Six different […]

Superyacht Sofia Awarded WSA Commendation Prize

Superyacht Sofia Awarded WSA Commendation Prize

The 42-metre custom Moonen superyacht Sofia came within a whisker of winning the ‘Displacement motor yacht below 500 GT’ prize at the World Superyachts Award ceremony last Saturday. In what was described by the judges as an exceptionally close call, the Neptune award went to CaryAli, with Sofia receiving a Commendation prize in a field […]

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