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Mondomarine Lays Off Staff, Faces Further Challenges

Following temporary layoffs last month affecting 100 craftspeople, Mondomarine reached agreement with the workers’ unions late last week to pay some wages. The figure is less than what the unions sought, and more than what the shipyard offered. The financial challenges for Mondomarine, however, continue. The unions news comes via reports by La Stampa newspaper Continue reading

Sandalphon Finally Seeing Completion in The Netherlands

A German yacht owner is that much closer to taking delivery of a long-awaited explorer. This, following the yacht, to be christened Sandalphon, undergoing reconstruction by Holland-based Balk Shipyard. Initially measuring 88’6” (27 meters), Sandalphon started construction in Brazil. In 2015, the owner shipped the partially-complete megayacht to Balk Shipyard, as the code-named project Gisele. Continue reading

Pink Gin VI Takes to the Road, Literally

You’d expect a sailing yacht’s maiden voyage to be on the water. Pink Gin VI still plans to do that. But, technically, her first “voyage” was via special trailers on paved roads. Baltic Yachts moved her from her build shed to her final fit-out shed within the past week, a not-so-easy task. First of all, Continue reading