A month after filing for bankruptcy protection in The Netherlands, Moonen Yachts has fresh financial backing. New ownership for Moonen comes in the form of a couple from Australia who enjoy the yachting lifestyle. What’s more, the shipyard has ambitious plans to scale up construction production. In mid-July, a Dutch court placed Moonen in bankruptcy
An expansion plan which began earlier this month is making a major impact at the Derecktor Dania yard. The piers upon which the shipyard’s 900-ton mobile hoist operates are growing in length. This will let the yard handle larger yachts, plus better utilize the hoist in general. Specifically, the piers are gaining an extra 15
Even if you don’t know his name, you are certainly more than familiar with his invention. Raymond Pearlson, a naval architect and marine engineer, invented the Syncrolift shiplift system in 1957. What’s more, this resulted because of a 300-ton lift and transfer system he created for the then-named Merrill-Stevens shipyard in Florida four years prior.
An Allied Marine yacht broker has filed a lawsuit against a client and Baglietto. He claims the two circumvented verbal agreements under which he would receive a commission. The lawsuit follows a related filing by the client. The owner requests a declaratory judgment that the broker is not due any commission from the megayacht purchase.
If you own a CRN, Custom Line, Ferretti, Pershing, Riva, or Wally megayacht (or tender), service stateside just became a lot easier. Lauderdale Marine Center, the country’s largest repair facility, has a new Ferretti Group workshop and parts facility. Covering 5,000 square feet (nearly 465 square meters), the service area has dedicated staff, too, to
You read that correctly. The Italian yacht builder will switch its construction method to a seemingly unusual, but proven, material. Amer Yachts is abandoning fiberglass for a volcanic fiber, Filava, for several additional reasons. The biggest: The material is recyclable. Therefore, it addresses the “end of life” issue the yachting industry is increasingly wrestling with