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Competitive and cheaper IMOCA yacht promised
VPLP design has teamed up with CDK and Antoine Mermod to produce an IMOCA yacht that is ‘reliable, competitive and significantly cheaper’ than previous IMOCAs. 21 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Bavaria Yachts builds its biggest vessel
Bavaria Yachts is building its largest ever vessel at 19.45m in length and 5.4m in width. 20 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Grainger builds catamaran with CCG
Grainger Designs has partnered with the Australian office of CCG to construct a lightweight day racing catamaran with a central spine linking the headsails to the main cross beams. 18 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
World’s largest aluminium yacht under construction
Construction of an 81m / 266ft three-masted schooner has begun at the Royal Huisman’s facilities in Vollenhove, Netherlands. 17 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Fairline Yachts to take on staff
Fairline Yachts is to take on an additional 50 new staff members to add to the expanding production team at its factory in Oundle, Northamptonshire. 17 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Prepreg panel partnership launches
FIBRE Mechanics and North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) are collaborating to deliver prepreg panels to the boatbuilding sector in a package that addresses labour time, cost, performance and quality. 17 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Sunseeker 131 in demand
Demand for Sunseeker's tri-deck 131 yacht has proven to be unprecedented since its introduction in 2016, with a total of ten already sold to customers around the world. 17 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Oceanco delivers Netherlands’ largest ever yacht
Dutch company Oceanco has finished building a 110m long yacht, the largest ever constructed by the company and in the Netherlands. 12 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Sam Newington dies
Sam Newington, former head of Fairline Boats, has died. 07 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Princess Yachts sees 25% sales increase
Princess Yachts has reported a 25% increase in retail sales in 2016, halving the company’s operating loss for the year. 07 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Beneteau announces Oceanis 51.1
Beneteau has announced the first of a new generation of Oceanis sailing yachts which promise to be faster than previous models and feature up to 35% additional sail area. 29 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Gurit enters into balsa wood JV
Advanced composite materials develop, Gurit, has signed an agreement to form a joint venture for balsa wood production in Java, Indonesia. 28 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
BRYD announce carbon racer
Ben Rogerson Yacht Design (BRYD) has announced plans for its new carbon racing sports boat, aimed at HP30 Class and IRC/ORC sailors. 23 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Bénéteau to launch Figaro 3 prototype
In the wake of the Solitaire du Figaro, Groupe Bénéteau Racing Division is creating the successor to the Figaro Bénéteau 2. 19 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Hunton Yachts and Rib-X announce three-year JV
Hunton Yachts and Rib-X have announced a joint venture to produce the Hunton range of RIBs. 16 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Discovery Yachts buys Southerly
Discovery Yachts has acquired the Southerly range of swing keel sailing yachts for an undisclosed sum. 12 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
300ft superyacht to be built
Plans for a 300ft composite sailing superyacht, set to be the largest of its kind in the world, are underway in Palma, Mallorca. 30 May 2017 - Boating Business
Oyster expands Southampton shipyard facilities
Oyster has expanded its shipyard facilities in Southampton after signing a contract for an additional 15,000 sq ft of shed space. 25 May 2017 - Boating Business
100th sale for Fairline Yachts
British yacht manufacturer Fairline Yachts has sold its 100th boat to its new dealer for the Great Lakes in the USA. 18 May 2017 - Boating Business
Ten years at Osprey Quay
Sunseeker is celebrating its tenth anniversary at its Osprey Quay, Portland, site, responsible for manufacturing the San Remo, as well as the hull and superstructure for the 116 yacht. Composite components are also manufactured at the site. 26 Apr 2017 - Boating Business