Personal watercraft registrations were up by almost 50 per cent; motor boat registrations slightly down.

The Finnish boat market enjoyed a growth of seven per cent over January-July 2018, driven by the burgeoning popularity of personal watercraft (PWC). Over 900 new PWCs were registered over the first seven months of 2018, almost 300 more than in the corresponding period last year.

At the Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show, the positive trend inspired by the warm summer is illustrated by the fact that the moorings for the exhibitors were sold out. During the four-day event, more than 150 exhibitors will showcase their offering including 260 boats in the fully booked exhibition area. Continue reading

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Lürssen -Tis

On 13th August 2018 Lürssen successfully launched project Tis, a well-proportioned and designed 111 m yacht.

Responsible for the concept as well as the exterior and interior design is Winch Design who has given project Tis a sleek and contemporary exterior accompanied with a traditional fresh interior style. Continue reading

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Peter Granqvist

Volvo Penta welcomes Peter Granqvist as a new member of the Volvo Penta Executive Group.

Peter Granqvist will take up the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing, replacing Johan Inden (formerly Carlsson). Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for Sweden. He will take up the role on September 1st.

Granqvist has a solid foundation in industrial engineering, business management and higher education. During his career at Japanese global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation, he has led large multi-national and complex engineering programs as well as multi-national business divisions, both in Sweden and Japan. Continue reading

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ICON Yachts 280

ICON Yachts has officially revealed their latest 84-metre superyacht under construction in the Netherlands: the ICON280. The secretive project designed by world-renowned designer Tim Heywood is now listed on the market, presenting a unique opportunity for potential owners to obtain a yacht of this size and pedigree.

With progress well underway at ICON Yachts’ facilities in Harlingen, the Dutch shipyard has revealed the first details of the impressive new 84-metre superyacht ICON280. Owners are presented with a unique opportunity to take delivery just 24 months following the signing. Not only does this offer the rare chance to take delivery of an 80+ meter vessel of Dutch Pedigree in substantially less time than usual, but also allows owners a rare opportunity to customize the interior design to complement their individual tastes perfectly. Continue reading

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BENETTI CHRISTENS M/Y “SPECTRE”, THE LATEST MEGAYACHT BUILT FOR JEANETTE AND JOHN STALUPPI, THE ITALO-AMERICAN TYCOON WITH A PASSION FOR JAMES BOND, SPEED AND TECHNOLOGY

Benetti FB269 M/Y “Spectre”

WITH THIS LAUNCH, BENETTI BEGINS A HECTIC SEASON OF DELIVERIES, INCLUDING THREE GIGA YACHTS OVER 100 METERS IN LENGTH

After “Quantum of Solace” and “Diamonds Are Forever”, “Spectre” is the third yacht launched by Benetti for talented New York businessman John Staluppi. M/Y “Spectre” is a 69-meter Full Custom Mega Yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure on five decks. The name pays tribute once again to James Bond, while the hull by Dutch firm Mulder Design aims to deliver extraordinary performance for yachts this size and is fitted with the new Ride Control technology by Naiad Dynamics. The interior design by Benetti’s Interior Style Department brings to mind the Art Deco and Liberty moods of certain French interiors, while the flowing, contemporary exterior contours are designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta. Continue reading

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