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ABS Guidance Simplifies Yacht Plan Approval Process

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ABS has published Guidance Notes on Yacht Design and released new Yacht Structure Assessment software, both geared toward streamlining and simplifying the yacht design and plan approval processes.The Guidance helps support innovation by simplifying the plan approval process for designs that fall outside

Marine Insurance: Protect Your Yacht, Yourself

The Author, David Cunningham.

All my life, I grew up around boats. My dad was a captain for 23 years, and I would travel on his ships throughout the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes. My first job out of college was in San Francisco, so naturally I bought a 30-foot sailboat and lived on it on the San Francisco Bay.

Hybrid Propulsion for Super Yachts

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With hybrid power solutions becoming more of the norm in super yacht circles, RH Marine introduced pre-composed hybrid packages to convert conventional super yachts power systems to battery powered hybrid solutions. The three pre-engineered packages that can be installed onboard an existing yacht during a refit.

Keeping Cool: Dometic to Supply AC to Sunseaker

Dometic signed a three-year exclusive air-conditioning supply contract with boatbuilder Sunseeker. Under the new commercial agreement, Dometic will operate as the sole air-conditioning equipment supplier for Sunseeker’s model range from 50 ft. to 131 ft.Working directly with Sunseeker to design systems into new craft,

It’s Party Time

(Photo: Fusion Entertainment)

Super yachts require super performance in everything from communication to entertainment. When it comes to the power of music from marine audio entertainment systems, the Garmin-owned, Fusion Entertainment is always at the cutting edge when it comes to quality, style and innovation. The company’s recently launched Apollo Series and Panel Stereo,

World’s largest marine forklift transfers go-fast boats in Miami

Photos courtesy Haulover Marine Center

Need a lift? Your performance power boat can get a ride on Atlas, the world’s largest marine forklift, at Haulover Marine Center located at Bill Bird Marina in North Miami Beach, Fla.Atlas, a Wiggins Marina Bull forklift, has a 70,000 pound lifting capacity and is the cornerstone of the Haulover Marina’s recent $25 million renovation.

Yacht Building: NDSQ Delivers Superyacht Newbuilds

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ)

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) delivered its first two newbuilds of fast luxury superyachts. The two 71-meter highly-complex fast diving vessels (FDV), are the first superyacht-quality newbuilds constructed entirely at Qatar’s world-class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, adapted from the Damen ‘Sea-Axe’ fast yacht support vessel.

A Jet Fighter for the Sea

Photo: Heesen

After last week’s look at a classic yacht, I turn my attention this week to the other end of the spectrum with a yacht whose impressive exterior is inspired by a fighter jet. Heesen’s 51m Irisha makes its debut at next month’s Monaco Yacht Show 2018The semi-displacement fully-custom motor yacht was

MV WERFTEN Lays Keel for Crystal Endeavor

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German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister, Manuela Schwesig were among those in attendance at a keel laying ceremony for the world’s largest polar-class expedition yacht held Tuesday in Germany.The ceremony marked a construction milestone for the 20,000 gross ton luxury expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor,

Legislation Approves American Flag Registration for Superyachts

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An amendment signed by President Trump on August 13, 2018, now allows private yachts over 300GT to fly an American flag as a U.S. registered vessel.Authorization of HR 5515, commonly known as the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, is the fiscal 2019 version of Congressional legislation setting priorities for the military each year.

A New Twist on a Classic

(Photo: Spirit Yachts)

This time of year is always stimulating for the yachting industry with several high-profile shows to pique our interest. First up is the Southampton Boat Show in mid-September, followed rapidly by the Monaco Yacht Show two weeks later. There are the usual upgrades and technology tweaks around these events,

Yachting Life: Marina Palms introduces condo owners to yachting lifestyle

All Photos Courtesy: Marina Palms and Glenda Ramos.

An almost primitive connection draws humans to the water. Calming ripples lapping at the shore wash away concerns. The curiosity of what’s over the horizon, accessible only by boat, lures one to the land’s end. That indigenous appeal is the business model of The Reserve at Marina Palms, a luxury, high-rise condominium with the newest,

Seized Superyacht Linked to 1MDB Probe Arrives in Malaysia

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A $250 million superyacht, impounded as part of a hunt for assets linked to the multi-billion dollar investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd, arrived at a port in Malaysia on Tuesday about six months after it was seized.The Cayman Islands-flagged Equanimity was first seized in the Indonesian holiday

Elegance, Testosterone Dominate M/Y Ironman’s interior

Photo: Benetti

Specializing in one of a kind creations, architectural interior designer Alfred Karram Jr, has never replicated the same design in his 32 year career, although he retained the striking, cool color scheme for M/Y Ironman, his second superyacht for the same private owner.A semi-displacement tri-deck motoryacht

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