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Fitzroy Yachts Shuts Down

UPDATE, APRIL 14, 2014: Fitzroy Yachts’ last sailing superyacht, Escapade, was reportedly christened within her build shed on Saturday. She was then transported to the port via a truck. Escapade is being finished in Auckland in preparation for delivery. Read on for the original story about the closure.   It’s a sad day in yachting […]

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Palumbo Marseille Superyachts ITM Welcomes First Refit


The France-based refit yard acquired by Palumbo Group earlier this year is back operating. The 279-foot (85-meter) megayacht pictured here arrived at Palumbo Marseille Superyachts ITM this week. The shipyard is keeping her identity confidential.  Palumbo Marseille Superyachts ITM is also keeping the scope of the work confidential. The re-opening of the refit facility follows […]

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OTAM Expands to U.S. Shores via Denison Yacht Sales


The 60-year-old OTAM shipyard, with two megayacht models among its sport boats, is now marketing stateside through Denison Yacht Sales. The brokerage house is handling all inquiries for North, Central, and South America. OTAM’s expansion to these shores makes sense, for a few reasons. First, the United States is the number-one boating market worldwide. Second, […]

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Silver Yachts: New Name for Hanseatic Marine


Taking a cue from its famed Silver series of megayachts, Hanseatic Marine is now known as Silver Yachts. The Australian shipyard gained fame in 2007 with the launch of the first of the Silver series, the 240-foot (73.3-meter) Silver. Silver Zwei, nearly the same length, followed a year later. Third in the series, the 252’6” […]

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Fitzroy Yachts FY17, Escapade, May Be Followed by Layoffs

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UPDATE, APRIL 10, 2014: Remaining Fitzroy Yachts craftspeople report that the final day of employment is April 11. According to their Facebook group (referenced below), notice was given on April 3. They also report that Escapade, the only yacht project, will leave her shed this weekend. Actual launch of Escapade should be either April 13 […]

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