British boatbuilder Fairline Yachts released the first computer-generated imagery of its new Squadron 53.
Boatbuilders make news in a variety of ways, among them by debuting new models and announcing business expansions or quarterly financial results.
Sunseeker International, the U.K.’s largest boatbuilder, has turned the corner and is showing a 44 percent increase in orders for its yachts this year and saw sales double in the United States last year, CEO Phil Popham says.
Ranger Tugs does not have a typical story. After introducing the R-25 tugboat in 2006, the company actually grew by double digits every year though the Great Recession, says John Livingston, 48, president of Kent, Wash.-based Fluid Motion, the parent company of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats.
Remember Greenline, the upscale cruising yacht with diesel/electric hybrid power? Well, the brand is back and under new ownership. The new Greenline, owned by SVP Yachts of Slovenia, brought five vessels ranging from 33 to 40 feet to the Fort Lauderdale show. The boats included the company’s first build, the Greenline 36 Hybrid.
Heyday Inboards awarded its brand management contract to Pearl Brands of Fort Myers, Fla., until 2018.
Sunseeker International said it won the Champion of British Manufacturing award at the Walpole British Luxury Awards, which were announced Monday night at a ceremony at The Dorchester in London.
Sail magazine announced the winners of its 2017 Best Boats Awards in the December issue.
As financial markets digest the economic and political ramifications of a Donald Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election, there likely will be lingering uncertainties that could increase market volatility, at least in the short term, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.
Riva Yacht said it recently launched its first 100-foot Corsaro in La Spezia, Italy, marking the brand’s return to the flybridge segment.
Bavaria Yachts said it appointed Miami-based Performance Boat Sales as a motorboat and sailing yacht dealer.