The teak dilemma: scarcer, pricier, less available

By | July 13, 2018

In a 2-part series, Jachtbouwactueel look at teak on yachts. Its appeal endures. But tougher logging rules hike prices. If superyacht owners weren’t so picky, “we can sell teak at half the price,” says veteran teak merchant, Cees Boogaerdt. And builders would not face delivery problems. Royal Boogaerdt Group has been supplying exotic wood species to yacht builders… Read More »

New report highlights value of Ireland’s Marine Ecosystem Service

By | July 12, 2018

#OurOceanWealth – New research from NUI Galway’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) focuses on the ecosystem service benefits that society receives from Ireland’s marine environment. The latest bi-annual report — Valuing Ireland’s Marine Ecosystem Services — was launched at the recent fifth annual Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Galway by Damien English, Minister of State… Read More »

Celebrating 50 years of pioneers and first-evers at Southampton Boat Show

By | July 12, 2018

This year Southampton Boat Show celebrates its golden anniversary. Over the last 50 years it has been the launchpad for boating legends, seen the evolution of ground-breaking technology and tracked the rise of global marine brands…and shows no sign of stopping! Taking place from 14-23 September 2018, this year’s Show will boast an expected… Read More »

Oyster completes first yacht under new ownership

By | July 12, 2018

Oyster Yachts, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury blue water sailing yachts, proudly announces the first completion of a legacy Oyster 575 initially ordered under previous management, which had been left incomplete when the business fell into administration under previous ownership. Under its new leadership, Oyster has agreed contracts to complete almost all… Read More »