• Private viewing ‘events’ set to underpin shows in 2021

    Private viewing ‘events’ set to underpin shows in 20210

    Palumbo Superyachts Ancona has announced that its three-day private event which took place last week ‘marks the beginning of a growing path’. The company says that opening its doors as a response to Covid-19 offered visitors the unprecedented opportunity to meet the commercial and technical teams and introduce them to the superyachts first-hand. It allowed

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  • Tankoa Yachts makes plans to expand production

    Tankoa Yachts makes plans to expand production0

    The Genoa-based shipyard, Tankoa Yachts is making plans to expand production as the delivery of 50-metre M/Y Olokun is scheduled for the end of November and work progresses on her hybrid all-aluminium sister ship (S501). In build on speculation, S501Hybrid is the 4th in the 50-metre series designed by Francesco Paszkowski. It’s currently 40% complete, with the hull

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  • Construction starts on Heesen’s Project Sparta

    Construction starts on Heesen’s Project Sparta0

    The construction for Heesen’s YN20067, Project Sparta, is now firmly underway. At 67 metres, and with an internal volume of approximately 1,200 gross tons, Project Sparta is the largest steel-hulled displacement motor yacht built by Heesen to date. Her ultra-efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form, an iteration of the patented design by naval architect Van Oossanen, is complemented

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  • $200m for Brisbane marina to create super shipyard in superyacht boom

    $200m for Brisbane marina to create super shipyard in superyacht boom0

    A proposed $200 million redevelopment of Brisbane’s Rivergate Marina in Murarrie would make the shipyard the largest superyacht refit and maintenance hub in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Brisbane Times. Documents lodged with Brisbane City Council show the 8.4-hectare shipyard and marina could be refurbished to include three massive sheds to house superyachts while they

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  • SailGP to use Marlow’s eco-conscious rope range

    SailGP to use Marlow’s eco-conscious rope range0

    Global sailing league SailGP has announced a collaboration with high-performance rope manufacturer Marlow Ropes. Said to produce some of the most environmentally responsible ropes on the market, Marlow will serve as Official Rope Supplier and will feature onboard SailGP’s race boats through to 2022. “Not only is Marlow Ropes an industry leader, but they share our

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  • Warning that containers might wash up in Wales

    Warning that containers might wash up in Wales0

    People in Porthcawl are being warned that several large shipping containers full of tissues and incontinence pads could wash up on the beach. It comes after eleven 40-foot long containers were lost from a cargo ship in the Bristol Channel. Three have been found in the sea, while one has washed up in Bucks Mills

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