The Gulf of La Spezia in Italy is home to a number of major shipyards, including megayacht builders. One more has joined the mix, an offspring of a yard focusing on the offshore and onshore energy sector since the 1940s. The family-run Antonini Navi plans to build megayachts under its own brand, plus perform refits
The United States is an important market for a number of yacht builders. It’s increasingly important and influential for most, if not all, of those same yacht builders, too. One particularly well-known sailing-yacht builder has just announced a new organizational change to reflect this. America’s growing importance to Nautor’s Swan is seeing a new regional
Vincenzo Poerio, well-experienced in the superyacht sector, is now part of the management team at Tankoa Yachts. He is taking on the role as joint Chief Executive Officer, alongside Euro Contenti, who is also CEO. Global yachting customers, particularly Americans, who comprise the largest percentage of yacht owners and buyers worldwide, surely recognize Poerio’s name.
Megayachts to 164 feet (50 meters) cruising in Australia have a new option for service and refit. Part of the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera, The Boat Works has opened phase one of its new refit yard, after nine months of construction. With an overall focus on maintenance and refit, the 55-acre property has
Billfish Marina, family-run since opening in 1956, will have new ownership if all goes according to plan by April. The same owners behind Bradford Marine have an agreement to acquire not just the facility, but its affiliates, too. Fort Lauderdale Yacht Harbor (FLYH), run by father-and-son team John and Michael Kelly, acquired Bradford Marine last
Building on a pledge made last fall, Wider is putting all its efforts into yachts with electric propulsion. Not diesel-electric power, a.k.a. hybrid power, which it already incorporated in past builds. Wider has exclusive rights to technology for thermionic converters, which produce electricity, and therefore clean and efficient power generation. In brief, thermionic converters employ