Genoa -The off-ramp for the largest “yacht elevator” in the Mediterranean has been completed, works should be finished by October.
Long Beach - The cleanest container ship to visit the United States - MSC Jewel - stopped by the Port of Long Beach last month.
Genoa - ABS Engineering will provide an insight into how ABS responds to technological innovation and new construction solutions
London - ABS has developed a groundbreaking new FCI Cyber Risk methodology to measure cyber security risk associated with operational technology, providing clients a calculated risk index for vessels, fleets and facilities.
London - The software further streamlines the design and approval process, providing a fast and efficient check of structures and material.
Genova - Following the tragedy of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge, Genoa bounces back with its Boat Show. The 58th edition of the international fair dedicated to the boating sector opened yesterday, and, compared to the 2017 edition, this year has more boats being exhibited, both on land and in the water
Kuala Lumpur - A $250 million superyacht,impounded as part of a hunt for assets linked to the multi-billion dollar investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd, arrived at a port in Malaysia on Tuesday about six months after it was seized
Genoa - The Genoa Court of Appeal has sentenced Italian entrepreneur Flavio Briatore to 18 months in prison.
Genova - The world fleet of mega yachts continues to grow:in 2017 it reached 5,186 vessels compared to 5,051 in the previous year. The building of this type of boats - leisure boats measuring over 30 meters in length - is increasingly in the hands of Italian shipyards which have turned out 31% of the mega yachts in use
Genoa - Perini Navi, world leader in the design and build of superyachts, is pleased to announce the sale of a 56m motor yacht. With this new contract, Perini Navi’s order book is currently at €100 million.
Genova - Italy’s coastline has seen a boom in mega-yachts. Since the beginning of the year - according to preliminary data released to Secolo XIX/The MediTeleghraph by Federagenti - visits by large pleasure crafts calling at Italian marinas has increased considerably; this is a very sought after segment
Genova - The case of a strange shipwreck is debated before a judge:a yacht from Genoa, was sailed off shore and made to sink, staged by its owners for insurance money. The judge calls those present to the stand, but the principal defendant, a businessman who lives in the Milan area, is absent
Genova - Queues for tickets had not been seen for some years.They’re confirmation that after years in crisis, the edition of the Genoa International Boat Show that opened yesterday in the exhibition spaces of the Genova Fair, could turn out to be the one marking a recovery for the event
Genova - Revenue in the Italian yachting sector will grow by 18.6% this year, with a 24.1% increase in production for the internal market. UCINA Confindustria Nautica President Carla Demaria announced the figures at the “Yachting: the return, the future” event which opened the Genoa Boat Show.
Genova - Despite being a far cry from the situation prior to the economic downturn, business in Italy’s marinas is growing. Revenues were up by 4.5% this year (January-August 2017). “It’s been another relatively good year for our marinas, they have seen some slight improvement in the past three years,”
London - Croatian port to turn Tito’s rusting boat into musuem, Yugoslav leader at heart of tug-of-war over history.
Genoa - Exhibitor numbers increase in Genoa, but no government support for the event: “No funding expected”. Monte Carlo leads with mega yachts, Cannes in difficulty.
Gorinchem - For the first time, the 55-metre vessel debuts dedicated Owner and guest accommodation plus a host of yachting enhancements that distinguish the YS 5009 from its predecessors.
Milan - The model for such event would be Düsseldorf’s Boot, the completely indoor German boat show focusing on small crafts, as well as on companies operating in the boat equipment sector
Genova - It’s more than a recovery, it’s a comeback. After six whole years. Italian boating for the second consecutive year is growing in revenue, doing even better than expected. Yet, to date, the increase has only served to counter the enormous depression that the crisis had produced in the sector
Split - Hull 483, the largest square-rigged ship contracted for a Monaco buyer, the company Star Clippers Ltd. was launched today in Shipbuilding Industry Split Inc. There were many representatives of the buyer present at the launching ceremony, while Mrs. Ann Krafft, the wife of the owner of the company Mr. Mikael Krafft
Genoa - The momentum is on the side of the Chinese. And they could on course for the Mondomarine shipyard in Savona, which has been in dire financial straits for months.
Genova - Ferretti,the second largest yacht shipbuilder in the world, has returned to profit a year ahead of schedule, and announced investments for €46.4 million, of which 25 million is for R&D, and 21.4 million for manufacturing (details to be released by September), along with a recruitment plan for 80 workers
Viareggio - From 11 to 14 May, in Viareggio, the first edition of the show dedicated to high-end ranges opens the 2017 nautical season.
La Spezia - Baglietto, the Italian-based shipyard with headquarters in La Spezia, announces the sale of the Baglietto 46m Fast to a Mediterranean owner.
Genoa - For the umpteenth time, prospects for an agreement between UCINA and Nautica Italiana, the two organizations which currently represent Italy’s leisure boating sector, went up in smoke.
Milan - The event, devised and keenly desired by Nautica Italiana, is organized by Fiera Milano.
Turin - The Azimut Benetti Group division specialising in motor yachts in the 12 to 35 meter range has booked orders worth over €221 million.
Genoa - “The most important Italian tourist ports are in danger of failing.” UCINA, Assomarinas and Assonat are now raising the alarm regarding the Constitutional Court’s decision that will be pronounced on 10 January on the retroactive increase in State fees at tourist port facilities
Genoa - “Will we return to the Genoa Boat Show? Yes, if there is an agreement between our association, Nautica Italiana, and UCINA for our participation in these events.”
Forlì - By the end of this year the Ferretti Group will have built 148 yachts under its seven brands, up 25 percent from the 117 built in 2015 - which the group said was a record increase of more than 20 percent from 2014.
Genoa - Company for sale for €300 million. Vitelli: “Unfounded rumours”.
New York - The USS Sequoia could be acquired by an investment group for zero dollars, ending a years-long dispute over the storied ship once used by John F. Kennedy and sold by Jimmy Carter in 1977.
Genoa - Lorenzo Pollicardo, the General Secretary of Nautica Italiana, calls Deloitte’s experts calculation of the global order portfolio for 2016 “an act of courage”, with an expectation of 295 boats in the segment over 30 metres in length.
Genoa - China is the trump card for the Italian leisure boat industry.Genoese entrepreneur Alessandro Giglio, founder and president of Giglio Group SpA, a television and multimedia network, well established also in Asia, spoke aboard the Lux, his private yacht, a thirty-metre Admiral which is currently moored in Genoa.
Genoa - One event is better than two, or three, at least for the moment. The Genoa Boat Show, the traditional one, is to be the only one on which UCINA will invest its resources. The possibility of also holding a boat show in Venice is no longer there, and the same applies to the idea of holding the used yacht show in Genoa
Genoa - Optimism, which these days is in scarce supply; as well as good visitor attendance (+6.2%), exhibitors and representatives from the public and private sectors.
Cannes - “We are looking for a new shipyard, possibly in Liguria.” This is what Ferretti’s chief, Alberto Galassi said on board one of the mega-yachts that was exhibited at the Cannes Boat Show.
Cannes - Alongside the waterfront, they are moored in rows, one after another, yachts so large that they’re almost like cruise ships. The sector knows no crisis, and one needs only to count the mega-yachts floating at the Yachting Cannes Festival this year to have proof
Athens - Boats crash in narrow channel between islands , 21 people rescued so far; cause of crash unclear
Genoa - Supported by a market that is in recovery(the prediction for 2016 was +7.5%), the Genoa International Boat Show will launch its 56th year from 20 to 25 September. The review in Genoa was attended by UCINA President Carla Demaria in the presence of the president of the Region of Liguria, Giovanni Toti
Tortona - Bertram,the American brand of the Gavio group specializing in the construction of sport fishing boats, announced the acquisition of a new facility on the waterfront on the Gulf Coast in Florida. The facility will house the international headquarters of Bertram
Milan - Track repairs and maintenance via smartphones. Control vessel position and operational readiness.
Sarnico - The speedboat is equipped with a pair of Volvo Penta D6 400 engines, each with 400 hp.
Genoa - Nautica Italiana could change its plans, and hold the event in the coming weeks. At issue is the spring boat show, which the association of brands that left UCINA planned to hold at Genoa’s Old Port from 2017, but which now, by the choice of the organisers themselves, may be shifted to Viareggio
Forlì - The Group is further expanding its sales network with its latest dealership with a forerunner in the luxury yachting market in Eastern Europe.
Teheran - Work on the construction of the new 26-meter vessel that has a capacity to carry 158 people on board has already begun at the Qeshm Island’s Madkandaloo’s shipyard
Barcelona - One of the deciding factors in the choice of new location was that OneOcean Port Vell is capable of berthing 68 yachts ranging from 22m to 190m.
Genoa - Not only Ferretti: Asian Groups are interested in other yacht builders. Announcements are expected by the end of the year. Beijing is using the availability of capital as leverage. The first case in Veneto in 2009.
Viareggio - The very first steel and aluminium 42 metre yacht from the Long Range line, Mangusta Oceano 42 was launched on Saturday 4th June. The launch ceremony took place at the new shipyard in Pisa.
Busan - The yacht was on its way from South Korea’s port city of Pusan to Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East when it was detained 80 miles (129 km) off the coast in North Korea’s exclusive economic zone .
Milan - The consolidated production value has been 410 million euros (+23% compared to 334 million euros of 2014 and also higher than the Forecast at the beginning of 2015 that was established at 403 million euros).
Genoa - The results of the semi-annual market survey that reports provisional datafor 2015 and the 2015/2016 nautical trend data, prepared by the association, were released to UCINA, the leisure boat industry business association’s members
Genoa - The motoryacht, formerly known as Delma, has been extended from 85m to 91.5m .
Bangkok - The yacht, at the time of its launch in 2014, was the largest yacht ever built in Italy and the ninth-largest mega yacht in the world.
Forlì - The new edition will be held in Salzburg, from 15-18 March. The topics covered in the sessions and seminars will include functions and optimum use analysis of the latest technological innovations fitted on board the group’s motoryachts.
Genoa - From the Superyacht Report’s Superyacht Global Orderbook it appears that Italy has further consolidated its leadership in the market for large yachts over 30 metres.
Genoa - Two luxury yachts recently received the final stamp to join the fleet classified by RINA, one of the leading pleasure craft classification companies in the Middle East.
Forlì - Lamberto Tacoli, the President and C.E.O. of CRN, the Ferretti brand specialising in mega-yachts, will leave the Romagna-based group led by Alberto Galassi in the coming weeks.
Genoa - The tax advantage will only be valid in some regions of Italy. Operators’ anger: “Unbelievable confusion”.
Genoa - Operations were monitored by the American technical staff of United Yacht Transport and coordinated by Sealog.
Hong Kong - At the recent Hong Kong International Boat Show Azimut Yachts continued to confirm its leading position in the Hong Kong area with the presence of 3 new Models and an event dedicated to the Azimut.
Genoa - Organized by Nautica Italiana, it will be a race against time to be ready by Spring 2016. Boats will be shown in three areas in Genoa and the Tigullio.
Salerno - The first Salerno Boat Show,the yachting show organised by Marina d’Arechi, has come to an end. The balance is largely positive. There were 24,650 estimated visitors during the two weekends that the event was open to the public, 70% from Campania and 30% from outside of the region
Genoa - The future of the Fiera and of the port of Genoa.Much is at stake during this year’s Yacht Show, and many things are coming across the desk of Edoardo Rixi, who has only been Liguria’s Councilman for Economic Development and Ports for a few months
Genoa - Five days of intense activity,including traffic. Genoa is betting a lot on the upcoming Boat Show, which kicks off next Wednesday, 30 September. The ultimate objective is to return to growth in the number of visitors, even though the organisation of this year’s boat show was more focused on the dates
Rome - Parliament’s final green light for the government to write the yachting reform came just a few days before the Salone Nautico di Genova [The Genoa International Boat Show], which is the most important event for the sector
Monaco - Yesterday during the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show Fincantieri, leading western shipbuilding group, and Pininfarina, standard-bearer of the Italian design for 85 years, introduced the “Ottantacinque” concept of a latest-generation luxury mega yacht
Genoa - The boating industry is making a comeback. In conversation with Ferretti’ CEO. Orders are up 108%. Galassi: “From 2016 no more layoffs.”
Cannes - In Europe, the 2014/2015 season closed with an increase in market share which, in this area, represents a third of total volumes.
Cannes - At the opening press conference, CEO Alberto Galassi presented a review of the key consolidated figures for the first eight months of the financial year 2015: positive EBIT and cash flow and a 105% increase in orders intake, amounting to € 253 million.
Milan - Nautica Italiana has been established to group together top Italian nautical companies. Priorities on Nautica Italiana’s agenda include laying the groundwork for an international strategic development project.
Milan - The Vitelli family has finalized two important agreements concerning minority investments in its share capital, to enhance the development and growth strategy of the Group.
Salerno - The € 25,000,000 share capital increase of Marina d’Arechi,a company owned by the Gallozzi Group with a participation of Invitalia, ensures the addition of 1,000 berths this year. Over the coming year,the company plans an additional capital increase of €5,000,000 to launch the works on the ground
Rome - Mega yachts will no longer be obliged to maintain a distanceof more than two miles from protected maritime areas, and will be able to enjoy the beauty of Italy’s coasts, while still complying with regulations and being constantly monitored
Genoa - It’s exactly 1pm. The super-yacht ‘Force Blue’ is sailing in the Ionian Sea off the Greek island of Zakynthos, Flavio Briatore is not available, but away from Genoa ‘on business’.
Turin - According to the agreement SIPG officially become the Azimut Yachts dealer in the Shanghai region and Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces.
Milan - The Genoa Boat Show will receive financing from the Ministry of Economic Development, the same funds that Deputy Minister Carlo Calenda considered taking away from UCINA (the nautical association held its general assembly in Milan yesterday) after its divorce from the major players in the sector
Visby - The Lifeguard 006 was on site at 5.09 p.m. and hoisted the pumps and crew members on board the sailing ship.
La Spezia - The Sanlorenzo Superyacht Division launched Scorpion , the eighth vessel of the successful 46Steel line, which first unit was launched in 2010.
Sydney - Mark Richards Founder & Ceo at Palm Beach Motor-yacht refers: “The new PB42 is one of the most spacious boats in it’s class with the one of best layouts I have seen in a boat this size.
Shanghai - The 20th edition of the China International Boat Show, which is taking place now in Shanghai has opened with significant participation from Italian companies in the yachting sector both in qualitative and quantitative terms
Genoa - According to Ucina’s new president, Carla Demaria, the next Genoa Boat Show will signal its resurgence.
Milan - Ferretti Group, leader in the design, construction, sale and service of luxury motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of prestigious brands that rank among the most exclusive in the global yachting industry, inaugurated its new Milan HQ today, right in the heart of the city
Turin - The agreement represents an important step, not only to strengthen the brand’s presence in the area, but also to promote nautical tourism in the whole country.
Turin - Azimut 45 Fly and Azimut Magellano 53 are moored at the Yokohama Bayside Marine and will be representing the shipyard at the upcoming Japan International Boat Show.
Rome - After months of failures the Genoa Boat Show gets the go ahead from the government.
Genoa - Today in Rome, the association presented its project for the Genoa International Boat Show.
Viareggio - The Overmarine Group chose to appoint Henry Goulding to promote the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceano brands in Singapore.
Genoa - “Because the legislative process adopted, using a euphemism, is quite complicated,” explains Federica Maggiani, President of CNA La Spezia and an entrepreneur in the yachting sector.
Genoa - The Genoa based superyacht refit & repair shipyard Amico & Co has officially presented its new restyled company logo.
Turin - The Italian shipyard will have five models on display at the Dubai International Boat Show this March 2015. Two are making their debuts in the Middle East.
Genoa - According to leaks that are circulating insistently in the sector, the major companies Azimut/Benetti, Ferretti and Baglietto are pushing for UCINA’s interim president in the upcoming elections.
Turin - Sanlorenzo expands its distribution network in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East, with the appointment of motor yacht specialists ACE Marine L.L.C.
Milan - First time for Revolver Boats at the upcoming Dubai International Boat Show 2015 which will be held from March 3rd to the 7th.
Miami - Palm Beach Motor Yachts announces the all-new Palm Beach 52, made her international debut last week at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage show on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
Turin - For the upcoming edition of the Eurasia Boat Show 2015 scheduled for 14-22 February in Istanbul, Azimut|Benetti - the Italian producer of 24’-120’ yachts - is celebrating the excellence of “Made in Italy”.
Miami - The group opens the season of overseas International Shows by participating in the 2015 Miami International Boat Show with 16 yachts.
Marblehead - The Duffield 58 is one of the latest designs from the ever-expanding portfolio of its Marblehead, Massachusetts based studio.