Yachting business news from around the globe

Jun 13, 2013 by Guest Writer

Mangusta opens in Palma

The Overmarine Group and Mangusta opened an office in Puerto Portals in Palma de Mallorca in early May.
Michl Marine, Overmarine’s partner in the region, inaugurated the office in Marina Ibiza.
For more informaiton visit www.overmarine.it or www.michlmarine.com.


Marina Lofts gets first OK

The Ft. Lauderdale Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously to support Marina Lofts, a proposed apartment and marine complex along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
The $250 million project is planned for the xx-acre bit of property where the Pirate’s Republic bar now sits, home of Shirttail Charlie’s for years. The site on the south side of the river just west of the railroad bridge will include nearly 1,000 affordable apartments in two 28-story towers.
Developed by Cymbal Development and designed by Danish architects BIG. About 10,000 square feet of restaurants and 25,000 square feet of retail will round out the project.
The next step will be to appear before the Fort Lauderdale City Commission who has final jurisdiction on this matter. The date for the City Commission hearing has not yet been set.
For more information, visit www.MarinaLoftsFortLauderdale.com.



MTU builds R&D facility
Germany-based MTU Friedrichshafen began construction on a new research and development test facility, the beginning of a two-year, 60 million euro investment. When complete, technicians will be able to run function tests on newly developed engines on test stands in areas such as the development of new combustion processes, engine control systems, engine-specific exhaust gas aftertreatment plants and gas engines.
The seven test stands will test gas and diesel engines in the MTU 1600, 2000 and 4000 series.
The first phase of the project foresees construction of the main building and three test stands designed for engines producing up to 2,500 kW each. In addition, there will be a storage facility for various gases used to test newly developed gas engines, which are rapidly gaining popularity as alternatives to diesels. The first phase is expected to cost about 40 million euros and be completed at the end of 2014.
The second phase will see the construction of four more test stands for engines generating up to 4,500 kW, along with a swiveling test stand. This phase will be finished by the end of 2015 at a cost of about 22 million euros.
Twenty additional technicians will be needed to operate the new test stands at MTU´s Friedrichshafen location.



CMC Marine gets new HQ
Italy-based CMC Marine has relocated its headquarters from Como to Tuscany, in Cascina between Pisa and Viareggio. The new 1,000-square-meter location is bigger, more modern and benefits from having the biggest Italian shipyards only few kilometers away.
CMC Marine manufactures stabilization systems for yachts over 20m. Clients include San Lorenzo, Azimut-Benetti, ISA and Rossinavi. CMC Marine designs, builds and installs ship stabilization systems, including the Stabilis Electra SE range, the world’s only stabilization system with electrical rather than hydraulic transmission and winner of the 2011 Dame Award.
For more information, visit www.cmcmarine.com.



GOST Australia expands
Brisbane-based GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) Australia will move to a larger headquarters facility in North Lakes, Queensland. The new location houses its corporate administrative, sales and marketing, and distribution operations.
“Despite challenging economic conditions, interest in GOST boat security, monitoring, surveillance and tracking products has remained strong,” said GOST Australia’s Distributor Principal Blake Cooper.
Find the new office at Unit 3, No. 6 Oxley Street, North Lakes, Queensland 4509. For more information, visit www.gostaustralia.com.


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