News about motor yachts and boats - Company news
West Nautical prepares to introduce a fresh new approach to professional services for the superyacht sector, beginning with the appointment of Kurt Fraser as commercial director. Fraser departs Camper & Nicholsons International after more than three years as the group’s director of marketing and executive committee member, where he orchestrated a highly successful renewal of the prestigious yachting brand amid a series of major shareholder and corporate changes.
The commercial success of Numarine XP Series continues. Following the signature of the contract of the new 24XP, Numarine - the Turkish high performance motoryacht shipyard based in Istanbul, with a range from 55' - 130' – is pleased to announce that hull #1 of the all-new 32XP model has been sold to a Northern European repetitive client.
Dreamline Yachts enter into an exclusive distribution agreement with Intermarine Yacht Group for USA and Canada
Headquartered in Gdansk, Poland and with Sales Offices in Fort Lauderdale, U.S. and Shanghai, China, Sunreef Yachts continues its global expansion with opening a new sales office in Dubai, United Arabic Emirates. The shipyard is now strongly exploring the Middle Eastern market by taking part in important events in the region as well as displaying its yachts in the prestigious marinas.
The French sail and motorboat builder has released details on earnings for its 2012/13 financial year. Sales in the Boat division were up by 2.4 per cent to ˆ624.4m for the full year ended August 31, 2013, compared to fiscal 2012. Operating income came to -ˆ1.3m versus an initial forecast of -ˆ5.5m, thanks to business exceeding the targets set and a positive trend for margins on direct costs.
France's Beneteau Group, the world's best known manufacturer of production boats, has long been a benchmark for how the boating industry is going. They are reporting, for the 2012/13 full year, that the business is developing 'in line with forecasts', but it is, as often is the case, the devil in the detail which is the most interesting.
After a very successful Cannes International Boat Show 2013, with 6 luxury catamarans on display the first ever such gathering of Sunreef Yachts and the world premiere of the Sunreef 80 Carbon Line, Sunreef Yachts will present its new concepts – mega power Trimaran 210, 165 Ultimate Sailing Superyacht and 90 Sunreef Power, as well as inform about the latest orders during the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show
Catamaran-Superyachts Ever More Popular with Three Superyachts Sold at Sunreef Yachts in the Last 3 Weeks – Sunreef 80 Carbon Line, Sunreef 82 Double Deck and 90 Sunreef Power!
Sunreef Yachts is extremely proud to announce three new orders for superyachts 80+ signed within the last three weeks! This spectacular result only strengthens the leader position of the Polish shipyard on the global market in the luxury catamaran niche. With the global slow-down on the yachting market after the 2008 crisis, the progress of the shipyard in its yearly sales results and this new triple order proves only that a catamaran as luxury yacht and superyachts is a truly booming product.
Capitalising on the increasing popularity of Montenegro for sailors, Porto Montenegro, one of Europe’s most up-and-coming yachting hotspots, is to double its marina capacity to 490 berths by next summer – giving it one of the biggest yacht capacities in the world, with an emphasis on the larger end of the spectrum.