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Qatari bank and investor partner acquire OneOcean Port Vell (September 18, 2017)

Salamanca Bank decided it was time to sell A leading Qatari bank and a regulated investment fund have acquired Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell (OOPV) marina from the Salamanca Group for an undisclosed sum. The bank is QInvest LLC, a leading more »

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Camper & Nicholsons forms Asian holding company (September 6, 2017)

*Expansion throughout region planned A new company, Camper & Nicholsons Asia Holdings, has been launched in Hong Kong by its 50% shareholder Lai Sun Development Co Ltd. Lai Sun bought its 50% stake in Camper & Nicholsons International (CNI) in more »

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ECPY calls for moratorium to resolve French yachting sector crisis (August 31, 2017)

Immediate action required to save shipyards from losing much needed work In a bid to resolve the crisis facing the French yachting sector over Article 31 of the Social Security Act, the European Committee for Professional Yachting (ECPY) has called more »

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BWA expands representation in Greece and Italy (August 31, 2017)

Alliances formed with Luise Group and A1 Yachting Global yacht services provider BWA Yachting has extended its Mediterranean representation with two new alliances covering Greece and Italy. The company is now working with the Luise Group in Italy and with more »

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High taxes force yacht owners to flee French Riviera (August 30, 2017)

Local government leaders said yacht owners are leaving for nearby Italy or Spain Yacht owners are fleeing the French Riviera for nearby Italy and Spain due to high taxes and tight regulations, local government officials told President Macron in an more »

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New intiatives planned for Monaco show (July 18, 2017)

The organisers of the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show are looking to attract more UHNWIs The organisers of the 27th Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), which runs from September 27-30 in Port Hercules, have planned a number of initiatives to enhance the more »

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Superyacht maintenance firm plans IPO (June 26, 2017)

* Barcelona-based GYG hopes to raise about £7m Gobal Yachting Group (GYG), which has refitted some of the world’s largest superyachts, says it plans to sell shares in London as it forecasts an increase in business. The Barcelona-based company said more »

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2017 Barcelona show nears sell-out (June 14, 2017)

With four months still to go before the start of the 56th Barcelona International Boat Show, around 75% of exhibitor space is already booked More than 260 exhibitors are expected to attend the 56th Barcelona International Boat Show this year, more »

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La Rochelle for superyacht refits (June 6, 2017)

Compositeworks has completed an extensive refit of the Ulysses, a 107-metre exploration motor yacht that has been in the main La Rochelle drydock since March. This summer, the drydock will be transformed into a covered superyacht refit facility as part more »

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Superyacht drydock open for business (June 6, 2017)

Following its complete refurbishment and transformation to accommodate superyachts, the large drydock at La Ciotat was formally declared open for business on Monday 3 April. Originally 335 metres in length by 60 in width, the facility was commissioned in 1969 more »

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BWA Yachting announces new CEO (May 23, 2017)

Following a senior management restructure, BWA Yachting appoints Paschalis Patsiokas as CEO… As the result of a leadership re-organisation, BWA’s board of directors has appointed Paschalis Patsiokas as interim chief executive officer, starting immediately. Patsiokas replaces Stefano Tositti as an more »

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New Decree on charter activity in the Balearics (May 14, 2017)

*The Balearic government has implemented new legislation to regulate yacht charter activity in the Balearics… Having come into effect this week, Decree 21/2017, which was drafted last year, serves as a welcome indication of the Balearic Government’s commitment to growth more »

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MYBA plans to expand education services and East Med involvement (May 12, 2017)

*New superyacht broker training courses planned MYBA, the worldwide yachting organisation, is planning to expand its education activities and also strengthen its involvement in the East Mediterranean market. On the training front, MYBA is going to expand the number of more »

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METSTRADE 2017, close to sell out (May 9, 2017)

*First time exhibitors swell numbers as 30th edition already close to capacity As a key barometer of the current state of the sector, the marine industry should take heart that METSTRADE 2017 is already looking set to build on the more »

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Palma boat shows review (May 4, 2017)

* Positive outcome reported from both Palma shows There was a positive response from most of the exhibitors in both the Palma International Boat Show and the Palma Superyacht Show that IBI spoke to. In particular, the brokerage houses in more »

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Palma International Boat and Superyacht shows both grow as demand rises (April 27, 2017)

New Repair & Refit section a first for 2017 Growth is the underlying theme at both the 34th Palma Boat Show and 5th Palma Superyacht Shows which start tomorrow and run until Tuesday, May 2. The Palma events are following more »

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Camper & Nicholsons names US commercial director (April 27, 2017)

* Cromwell Littlejohn will spearhead the company’s strategic growth in the US market Camper & Nicholsons International has named Cromwell Littlejohn as its USA commercial director. The company said the appointment is part of its restructuring plans, which has included more »

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MYBA Charter Show to provide market overview (April 22, 2017)

First time at new venue in Barcelona The MYBA Charter Show is to open on Monday at its new venue in Barcelona at Marina Port Vell after several years having been based in Genoa . This important annual event focusing more »

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Mediterranean superyacht market update for MYBA Charter Show (April 13, 2017)

A half day seminar entitled ‘What is happening in the Med’ is being held at the MYBA Charter Show on April 24 A half day seminar entitled ‘What is happening in the Med’ is being held at the MYBA Charter more »

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Fraser Yachts CEO looks to develop a fresh impetus and focus (April 11, 2017)

*Targeting younger audiences will be a key focus going forward Fraser Yacht’s CEO, Raphael Sauleau, has indicated in an interview that he is looking to develop a fresh impetus and focus for the company. This is perhaps timely as Fraser more »

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Lurssen inaugurates La Ciotat project (April 4, 2017)

2017 to be record year of deliveries for German builder Following the takeover of Blohm + Voss (B+V) by the Lurssen group last year the latter inherited a new superyacht refit venture at La Ciotat in the south of France more »

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MB92 gains AEO certification (March 30, 2017)

* Certificate allows the marina in Barcelona to be an authorized operator for customs operations in the EU Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) has received certification as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) for a more simplified customs procedure, thereby becoming one more »

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OneOcean Port Vell makes key appointment (March 13, 2017)

Nizar Tagi takes on the role of sales director Barcelona-based marina OneOcean Port Vell has announced the appointment of Nizar Tagi to the role of sales director. His appointment follows on from the sale of a 160m berth. Commenting on more »

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MB92 and Lürssen confirm strategic partnership (March 3, 2017)

*MB92, the Spanish refit yard, and Lürssen, the German shipbuilding behemoth, have confirmed that they have entered into a strategic partnership for the operation of Blohm+Voss La Ciotat… Following the reports on 8 February that claimed MB92, the Spanish refit more »

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Palma Superyacht Show adds B2B area (March 1, 2017)

New Refit & Repair area comprises 21 stands Organizers of the Palma Superyacht Show have announced the addition of a Refit & Repair area to this year’s event. The new B2B space aims to mirror the island’s thriving big-boat maintenance more »

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Blohm+Voss teams up with MB92 (March 1, 2017)

*German superyacht builder Blohm+Voss, part of German shipyard Lürssen, and Spanish refit specialist MB92 form a joint venture to operate the 200x60m dry dock at La Ciotat shipyard in France. Blohm+Voss, part of German shipyard Lürssen, and MB92 have reached more »

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Lürssen in talks with MB’92 (Febraury 15, 2017)

*Blohm+Voss, now owned by Lürssen, was awarded the public tender for the operation of La Ciotat’s 200x60m dry dock for the refitting and maintenance of superyachts in June 2016 Oliver Grün, media relations manager at Lürssen, has confirmed to Superyacht more »

Publicado en Press | Comentarios desactivados en Lürssen in talks with MB’92 (Febraury 15, 2017)

New marina development for Ibiza (February 3, 2017)

*Sovren House Group has announced plans for a marina with berths up to 185m in Ibiza Town… The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has awarded the marina specialist division of Sovren House Group, YSM, the concession to create a new more »

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Maltese Flag launches new guidelines for Private Yachts (January 31, 2017)

Transport Malta has introduced new guidelines that allow superyachts over 500gt to carry more than 12 guests, without needing to adhere to SOLAS or the PYC… At the end of December 2016, Transport Malta, the authority charged with the administration more »

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British superyacht industry reports £3bn in sales (January 11, 2017)

* Trade association British Marine has reported that it is the first time that sales figures exceed £3bn since the economic crash of 2008-2009. British Marine has reported that the superyacht industry in the UK hit £3.01 billion in revenues more »

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Edmiston relocates Caribbean operations (December 9, 2016)

* Edmiston is set to base its Caribbean operations in St Barths, effective December 2016. Edmiston has announced that is basing its Caribbean operations in St Barths effective December 2016. This island has become a true superyacht hub, with the more »

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“Innovation & technology – future for boating” conference (November29, 2016)

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 from 15:00 to 16:45 in Paris European Boating Industry, the French Federation of Nautical Industries (FIN) and Reed Expo are delighted to invite you for the second consecutive year to the next edition of our joint more »

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New technique reduces superyacht elevator installation time (November 9, 2016)

Lift Emotion uses a pre-assembly process to complete installation in three days Lift Emotion, a Dutch manufacturer of lifts for yachts, has developed a new procedure to save time installing glass-finished elevators onboard yachts. The company has recently completed a more »

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NMMA rebrands Miami show event (November 9, 2016)

NMMA has rebranded the event All-Industry Breakfast at the Miami International Boat Show The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has rebranded its “All-Industry Breakfast” at the Miami International Boat Show. The event has been renamed as the “Innovation Breakfast.” “The more »

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Ulstein Verft enters superyacht sector (November 9, 2016)

Norwegian shipyard Ulstein Verft has signed a contract with a private client to build an 88.5m explorer yacht. Ulstein has been designing, building and repairing work and commercial vessels for nearly a century, however this is its first superyacht project. more »

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All set for ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (November 7, 2016)

The 9th edition of the conference takes place from 17-19 November alongside METSRADE show in Amsterdam The 9th edition of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, organised by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and HISWA Holland Marine more »

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Lürssen gets green light for B+V acquisition (November 3, 2016)

With the acquisition, the Lürssen Group will now combine six highly specialised shipyards with around 2,800 employees in Northern Germany. German shipyards The German Fair Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of Blohm+Voss GmbH by Lürssen Maritime Beteiligungen GmbH & more »

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Fraser Yachts sells new Amels 212 (November 3, 2016)

* This is the second project sold by the Monaco firm from the Dutch shipyard and the third Amels yacht signed for project management by Fraser Yachts in the last 13 months. Fraser Yachts has announced the sale of a more »

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EU actions on nautical tourism (October 31, 2016)

Coastal and maritime tourism is an important subsector of tourism and the largest maritime activity in Europe. Employing over 3.2 million people, this sector generates a total of € 183 billion in gross value added and represents over one third more »

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Working together is key for future of chartering (October 13, 2016)

Message arises from the conference The Future of Yacht Chartering conference held in Barcelona The Future of Yacht Chartering, a sector focus conference held in Barcelona and organised by Quaynote, drew to a close on Tuesday calling to players in more »

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New branding for MB92 (October 5, 2016)

The Spanish yard unveils new corporate logo with the tagline “World Class Superyacht Refit” MB92, the superyacht maintenance, refit and repair shipyard based in Barcelona, Spain, has revealed a new corporate identity. The company says the refreshed identity “reflects MB92’s more »

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Genoa show exceeds expectations (September 30, 2016)

* Visitor attendance was up 9.2% this year, with foreign visitors accounting for more than a quarter of the total audience Some 126,178 visitors attended the 56th Genoa Boat Show last week – a 9.2% increase over the previous edition more »

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Strong sales recorded at Southampton show (September 30, 2016)

* Several exhibitors have reported year-on-year increases from last year’s event The 2016 Southampton Boat Show drew to a close on Sunday with organisers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors all hailing the show a great success. More than 109,000 visitors were more »

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UK superyacht sector reports fourth consecutive year of growth (September 29, 2016)

* According to UK trade body British Marine, total industry revenue grew by 11.5% in 2015/16 – the fourth consecutive year of growth. The superyacht sector contributed £273m in Gross Value Added to UK GDP, a rise of 6.1%. New more »

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Monaco show to open against signs of market growth (September 27, 2016)

* Around 34,000 visitors 26th Monaco Yacht Show The 26th Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) opens tomorrow amidst signs of improvement in the European boating markets as highlighted by the recent Cannes Yachting Festival and Genoa Boat Show. What MYS will more »

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Fraser Yachts reports brisk sales activity (August 26, 2016)

The Monaco-based brokerage firm has reported that five superyachts were sold in June. Also in this month the company expanded its sales fleet with the addition of four motoryachts. Fraser Yachts has reported strong sales activity for the month of more »

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2nd MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show to be biggest yet (August 23, 2016)

More than 90 brokers and agents have already signed up for this year’s event Owners and captains of some of the most luxurious superyachts in the broader Mediterranean region have confirmed their attendance at the 2nd MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show more »

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Support grows for 1st Future of Yacht Chartering conference (June 28, 2016)

This year’s event will be held at Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell in October Support for the upcoming Future of Yacht Chartering conference in Barcelona, Spain is said to be growing, with the Barclona Nautical Cluster and IBI’s sister title, Superyacht more »

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Vilanova Grand Marina launches new berth scheme (June 1, 2016)

* The superyacht marina aims to attract more superyacths to Vilanova area, focusing specially on those that has never enjoyed the marina and its surroundings before. Vilanova Grand Marina in Barcelona has launched #Morethanaberth, a new mooring scheme aimed to more »

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Spanish marina recognised for workplace safety (May 21, 2016)

* Marina Port de Mallorca has received special recognition from Fraternidad Muprespa for its role in reducing work-related accidents Marina Port de Mallorca has received special recognition for its role in reducing workplace accidents and preventing occupational accidents and diseases. more »

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New identity for Mallorca-based refit firms (May 18, 2016)

A group of independent marine service providers at the STP Palma superyacht refit and repair yard in Mallorca have pooled themselves together under a unified banner. The eight companies, all of which offer complementary skills and products for yacht owners, more »

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Yachtzoo signs contract with One Ocean Port Vell (May 12, 2016)

Superyacht broker Yachtzoo has signed a contract to exclusively handle berth rental and long leases at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement comes just five months after Yachtzoo was appointed central agent for Porto Montenegro berths, and will more »

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Fraser Yachts expands operations (May 4, 2016)

Fraser Yachts has announced that its Palma office now offers yacht management services. The Monaco-based firm welcomed more than 80 clients and captains at the Mar de Nudos restaurant at the Palma Superyacht Show last Friday to celebrate the opening more »

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Over 35.000 people visited the Palma International Boat Show (May 4, 2016)

• The organisers point out that this year the nautical event did not have the benefit of taking place on a national bank holiday • High expectations for the 2017 edition of the fair which will be held from the more »

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Camper & Nicholsons Marinas wins management contract in London (April 20, 2016)

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (CNM) has announced that it has been appointed by the Blackstone Group to take over the management and operation of St Katharine Docks in central London (UK). Blackstone Group acquired the marina in late 2014. A more »

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OneOcean Port Vell wins prestigious marina award (April 14, 2016)

* The Barcelona-based superyacht marina named Best Marina & Port in the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards Barcelona-based superyacht marina, OneOcean Port Vell, has been named ‘Best Marina & Port’ in the fourth annual Architizer A+ Awards. Organised by one of more »

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BWA Yachting opens new offices in Italy (April 14, 2016)

* The superyacht service provider is setting up branch offices at ports across the country BWA Yachting, a leading provider of concierge services to the superyacht industry, has opened new branch offices at ports around Italy. The company has also more »

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Malta offers to be ‘voice of yachting industry’ in Brussels in 2017 (March 24, 2016)

The small island nation will hold EU presidency in the first half of 2017 Malta is hoping to become the ‘voice of the yachting industry’ when it takes the EU presidency in the first half of 2017. The idea was more »

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BWA Yachting and Astilleros de Mallorca announce formal partnership (February 24, 2016)

BWA Yachting, the global superyacht agent and support services provider, has announced a formal partnership agreement with Astilleros de Mallorca, the Mediterranean refit and repair yard for superyachts, sail & power, classic & modern. Astilleros de Mallorca offers facilities to more »

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Camper & Nicholsons appoints new director (February 23, 2016)

* Tony Pullar has joined Camper & Nicholsons as director of its US Yacht Management Division Camper & Nicholsons has hired Tony Pullar as director of its US Yacht Management Division in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Pullar started his yachting career more »

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Strong sales at London show (January 18, 2016)

* Many exhibitors reported good business, including numerous multi-million-pound deals The 2016 London Boat Show drew to a close yesterday, attracting around 90,328 visitors during its 10-day run. Attendance levels were down by just 2.1% compared to the previous edition more »

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Camper & Nicholsons Announce Sale Of 38.16m Northlander (January 8, 2016)

* Camper & Nicholsons have announced the successful sale of the 38.16-metre motoryacht Northlander. A multi-award winning yacht, Northlander was built by Dutch shipyard Moonen in 2009. When launched she was the first Moonen yacht with a four-deck central atrium more »

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OneOcean invests in final phase of Barcelona superyacht marina (January 4. 2016)

€5 million invested, with the addition of eight extra superyacht berths The final phase of the transformation of OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona into the Mediterranean’s premier city superyacht marina has commenced. OneOcean Port Vell is acknowledged by many owners and more »

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Spain. The Barcelona Clúster Nàutic closes 2015 with 71 partners (December 31, 2015)

To attract superyachts traffic to Barcelona, ​​one of the association objectives for 2016. The nautical cluster of Barcelona (Spain), ​​the association of institutions and companies working for the competitiveness of the marine industry, closed the year 2015 with 71 members. more »

Publicado en Press | Comentarios desactivados en Spain. The Barcelona Clúster Nàutic closes 2015 with 71 partners (December 31, 2015)

Spanish charter market up 38% in 2015 (December 24, 2015)

The Spanish marine industry association ANEN has announced that the charter sector is up 38.3% in 2015. The percentage increase follows a tax exemption in place since October 2013. According to data released by ANEN, issued in conjunction with the more »

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Spanish charter market up 38% in 2015 (December 15, 2015)

Registration of 24m-plus yachts has increased from 52 in 2014 to 86 in 2015 Spanish marine industry association ANEN has announced that the charter sector is up 38.3% in 2015. The increase follows a tax exemption in place since October more »

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Spanish yacht charter market generates €142m annually (October 22, 2015)

Nautal, a Barcelona-based yacht rental company, has released a market report that shows the charter sector in Spain generated turnover €142m in one year. The study is the first to focus on the charter sector in Spain. The report is more »

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Demand for super yachts up despite downturn (October 14, 2015)

Signs of a slowdown are a little less evident where upscale boats bob in the sun at the Sentosa Cove marina. Luxury yacht charters for corporate events and wedding banquets may have fallen 10 per cent over the last few more »

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Fully booked in the Balearics (October 13, 2015)

With the easing of the Balearics’ charter licence laws and reduced taxation in 2014, the summer of 2015 has been the first season in which the impact of these changes can be fully evaluated. As most of the yachts in more »

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The Port of Barcelona has approved the construction of a 4,000T shiplift (September 30, 2015)

Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) has moved on to the second phase of its expansion plan with the construction of a new esplanade to accommodate a new shiplift to dock vessels of up to 4,000 displaced tonnes. The Administration Board of more »

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Fraser Yachts Discuss The Challenges Of The Present Market (September 28, 2015)

* Fraser Yachts are a well-established and highly respected name in the field of yachts sales, charters, and management, But like every other company in the yachting industry, they have felt the force of the economic turbulence of recent years more »

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Italian shipyards form new industry association (September 4, 2015)

A group of Italian shipyards has formed a new marine industry association to rival UCINA. Founded by leading Italian nautical manufacturers representing 25 brands, Nautica Italiana brings together top companies such as Ferretti, Azimut/Benetti, Perini and Baglietto to draw up more »

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Fraser Yachts Strengthens Brand Presence In Asia (August 30, 2015)

Fraser Yachts has renewed its partnership with Julian Chang in order to strengthen their position in Asia, this announcement came alongside the appointment of two new Fraser Yachts representatives in the region as part of its ongoing expansion plan. Following more »

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French government to oppose new mooring tax at National Assembly (June 11, 2015)

The French government has announced that it will not represent the proposed mooring tax in the National Assembly after the Bill was rejected by Senators. Marylise Lebranchu, the Minister in charge of the case, wrote to MPs in a letter more »

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Featured jobs of the day: e3 Systems (May 29, 2015)

Latest positions uploaded on IBI-Jobs.com Featured companies hiring today on IBI Jobs include: e3 Systems in Mallorca, Spain is looking for a Sales Representative to source leads, promote, sell and secure orders for e3’s communications services and associated hardware. For more »

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Two new marina projects for Balearics (May 13, 2015)

* Two new marina projects – one in build near Palma and another proposed for one of the smaler islands – will boost capacity in the Balearics. As to the proposed project, SB understands it will be a superyacht facility more »

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Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona and Ventura Yachts offer the first New Generation Ferretti Service Point in Spain (May 6, 2016)

The Superyacht Palma Show was the appointment to making know the agreement between Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona and Ventura Yachts, Ferretti importer for Spain. On and off line media journalists were cited in the chill out terrace show to more »

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President Bauzá inaugurates the XXXII International Boat Show Palma & Palma SuperYacht Show (May 1, 2015)

* The Delegate of the Spanish Government, Teresa Palmer, the president of the Balearic Parliament, Margalida Duran, the President of the Consell de Mallorca, Maria Salom, and the consellers of Economy and Competitiveness and Tourism and Sports, Joaquin Garcia and more »

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True cost of owning a super yacht (April 25, 2015)

Owning a super yacht means not only the initial capital outlay, but also costs associated with the running of it, often stretching into seven figures. On average, a super yacht owner spends $400,000 on fuel, $350,000 on docking, $24,000 on more »

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Fraser Yachts goes full-service (April 19, 2015)

Superyacht brokerage company Fraser Yachts has announced a partnership agreement with V.Delta, the engineering and project management division of V.Group. The new company, VF Yachts was initiated by Roberto Giorgi, executive chairman of Fraser Yachts and honorary chairman of V.Group, more »

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Lantimar Yachting to offer yachts full fiscal compliance (April 19, 2015)

The BC group and Sovren House Group of Companies have established a new full-service superyacht agency provision, under the banner Lantimar Yachting. This joint venture will provide fiscal and legislative compliance services to superyachts as they travel the world and more »

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How Much Does A Superyacht Really Cost? (April 9, 2015)

What do Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Steven Spielberg have in common? Besides being fabulously wealthy, they’re also on an elite list of the world’s few superyacht owners. It’s no secret that more »

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MYBA Charter Show innovates (April 8, 2015)

This year’s MYBA Charter Show, taking place from Monday 27th and Thursday 30th April in the Port of Genoa, has made several improvements in order to enhance visitor experience. New for this year will be the relocation of the visitor more »

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30th annual International Boat Show (March 27, 2015)

For Palm Beach County alone the 30th Annual International Boat Show means millions of dollars in economic impact. It’s brought in through hotels, restaurants and shopping combined. More than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories will be on more »

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Nautical Academy opens in Palma de Mallorca (March 23, 2015)

Nautical Academy (NA) has announced the opening of a new facility in Palma de Mallora and the launch of to new courses for superyacht crew. Established two years ago, NA is based at MB’92 shipyard in Barcelona. The academy claims more »

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Economic news bodes well for Europe’s boating industry (March 6, 2015)

New car sales in the EU were up 5.7% in 2014 for the first time in six years and the euro/dollar exchange rate is at an 11-year low The European Central Bank released bullish forecasts for the eurozone after announcing more »

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Marina Port Vell berths a record number of yachts in its history (February 9, 2015)

Marina Port Vell berthed a record 282 superyachts last year – the highest since its transformation began in 2010. The majority of these superyachts were berthed on the new quays built during 2013 and 2014 – an impressive 4,015 linear more »

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Cyprus to expand marina infrastructure (February 4, 2015)

A new €220m marina project in Ayia Napa, southwest Cyprus, continues the expansion of the country’s marina infrastructure. The new facility, which will be able to berth 600 yachts up to 60m (197ft), is being developed by Egypt’s Orascom Group more »

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Russian authorities to build three new marinas (February 4, 2015)

The Russian authorities are aiming to set up three new marinas on the Russia-controlled Black Sea, including the Crimean peninsula. Under the plan, the designed facilities will be constructed in Feodosia and Yalta in Crimea, and Gelendzhik. This will significantly more »

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Camper & Nicholsons hires new charter broker (January 16, 2015)

Marta Iglesias will be based at C&NI’s Palma office. Camper & Nicholsons International has added Marta Iglesias to its team of charter brokers. Spanish-born Iglesias, who started her career with Camper & Nicholsons in 1988, joins the company from Fraser more »

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Camper & Nicholsons recruits Marta Iglesias (January 14, 2015)

Camper & Nicholsons International has recruited Marta Iglesias to its team of charter brokers. With a career that began back in 1988 with Camper & Nicholsons, Spanish born Iglesias is one of the most experienced and respected charter brokers in more »

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Camper & Nicholsons International acquires Camper & Nicholsons Designs Ltd (Junuary 7, 2015)

Camper & Nicholsons International CEO Michael Payne and president of the board of directors Gualtiero Giori have announced the 100% acquisition of Camper & Nicholsons Designs Ltd. Camper & Nicholsons Designs Ltd. (C&ND) are the owners of all the registered more »

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New director of marketing at Camper & Nicholsons International (December 15, 2014)

Kurt Fraser take son key post. Kurt Fraser has been named director of marketing for Camper & Nicholsons International. Fraser’s new role, which will begin in February 2015, follows a five year tenure as Sales and Marketing director with its more »

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Montenegro holds first nautical tourism conference (December 10, 2014)

The Montenegrin government has just held its first nautical tourism conference, reflecting the growing significance that this sector has within the country’s economy. The one-day event attracted in excess of 70 delegates and it reviewed future developments and strategy. The more »

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Two Mediterranean yards increase superyacht docking capacity (November 26, 2014)

Two leading Mediterranean superyacht refit and repair groups have expanded their docking facilities to enhance their capacity and range of services provided. The two new docks represent a multi-million euro investment by both companies – Amico & Co in Genoa more »

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Record attendance at METS (November 24, 2014)

Some 21,086 people visited this week’s show in Amsterdam The 2014 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam came to an end on Thursday with a record number of visitors. Some 21,086 people attended the three-day show – a 2.9% more »

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Fraser Yachts expands team (October 17, 2014)

Vassilis Fotilas named Commercial Director of Fraser Yachts Europe Fraser Yachts has announced that Vassilis Fotilas has been appointed as the Commercial Director of Fraser Yachts Europe. Fotilas will oversee all commercial activities related to sales, charter, yacht management and more »

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Major changes planned for Monaco Yacht Show (October 15, 2014)

Major changes are planned for the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) next year and beyond due to the construction of a new car parking area in the Darse Nord and Quai Jarlan areas of Port Hercules. The Monaco government has confirmed more »

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Fraser Yachts Remembers Roberto Migliaccio (October 7, 2014)

Fraser Yachts has announced this week that on Sunday the 21st September, the brokerage house lost a dear friend and colleague. A written report has come through which we share on behalf of the team at Fraser Yachts alongside our more »

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Croatia. Marina Trogir joins Camper & Nicholsons Marinas 1782 Club (October 7, 2014)

The Camper & Nicholsons Marinas 1782 Club continues to grow with the announcement that Marina and Yacht Service Centre Trogir, in Croatia, has joined as a member marina. Marina Trogir lies close to Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and, having more »

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