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Genesis Interiors, Cantiere Viareggio merge

Fort Lauderdale-based builder Genesis Interiors has recently merged with Cantiere Viareggio in the yacht-building port of Viareggio, Italy. The shipyard, which has more than 50 years of experience in the…

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Armada Engineering opens at MB92

U.K.-based Armada Engineering has opened a workshop at MB92 Barcelona shipyard. Established in 1989, Armada offers service in hydraulic systems, including design, manufacture, installation, testing and maintenance. The company designs…

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Monaco Marine shifts to dual management structure

Monaco Marine, which comprises seven shipyards and one marina from Monaco to Marseille, has announced a new, dual-management structure at its La Seyne-Toulon shipyard. As general project manager, Sean Blair…

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MB92 acquired by investment firm

Barcelona shipyard MB92 has been acquired by a European investment firm. Squircle Capital, a European alternative investment firm focused on private equity and value-add real estate investments, now controls 77.5%…

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New shiplift at MB92 open

MB92 Barcelona has announced that its new 4,800-ton shiplift is open for business, with the first haul outs successfully completed in August.  Located in the heart of the port of…

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First Australia Fiji Rendezvous draws 17 yachts

Captains and crew of 17 vessels attended the inaugural Australia Fiji Rendezvous at Port Denarau, Fiji, on Aug. 23. The event was modeled on the Australia Tahiti Rendezvous that Superyacht…

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Yacht designer Claudette Bonville dies

Award-winning yacht designer Claudette K. Bonville, of Fort Lauderdale-based Claudette Bonville Associates (CBA), died July 16 after an eight-year battle with breast cancer, according to a company announcement. She was 66.…

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Johnson Yachts celebrates 30 years with two new builds

As Taiwan superyacht builder Johnson Yachts celebrates its 30th anniversary in business, two new models are in build: its new flagship Johnson 115, which includes available customizable layouts with five…

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Wine speaks to yacht captain, leads to Italian vineyard

By Capt. Jay Kimmal I’m sitting on the Italian Riviera managing a refit in Loano, but instead of heading to the local version of the Blue Lady or La Grotte,…

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Oceanco acquires refit yard

Oceanco, a custom yacht builder based in the Netherlands, has acquired the Heerema Zwijndrecht premises, which encompass 28 acres of construction facilities, administration offices and conference rooms, outfit facilities, a…

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