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The Perini Navi Group starts off the nautical new year with their participation at the 22nd edition of the Monaco Boat Show, an exclusive event held in Monte Carlo from September 19th to 22nd. S/Y Silencio, dockside, and S/Y Enterprise, on a mooring, will be present to represent the Group in this prestigious international showcase. Silencio (formerly Perseus), with her 1.150 m2 of sails on 50 and 41,30 M main and mizzen masts constructed by the Perini Navi Mast Department, is the third ketch in the 50 M series. Her interiors are by Christian Liaigre. On the other hand, S/Y Enterprise, a 43 M Perini Navi ketch, has been constructed and designed entirely by Perini Navi and her beauty and on board comfort are already…
Monday, 17 September 2012 09:16

Captain blamed for Costa disaster

Experts have blamed the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship for the disaster in which 32 people died. They also faulted the crew and ship owner for a series of blunders, delays and security breaches. The Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized on January 13 off the Tuscan island of Giglio after Capt Francesco Schettino took it off course in a stunt. He is accused of causing the shipwreck, manslaughter and abandoning the ship before all passengers were evacuated. Eight other people are also under investigation, and the court in Grosseto ordered the expert investigation to help it determine which if any should be put on trial. A hearing is scheduled for next month. The experts said a series of problems hampered the response…
Friday, 14 September 2012 14:53

BRP to exit sport boat market

BRP today announced it will exit the sport boat business over the coming months, citing the continued global sales decline in the marine industry, particularly the drop in sales of sport boats since the financial crisis. “This is a difficult but necessary decision for BRP,” said José Boisjoli, president and CEO.  “We worked hard to grow our sport boat business through a serious sales decline that began in 2007. But now, we must focus our research and development resources and capital investments in areas of our business that offer greater growth potential.”BRP entered the boat manufacturing business in 1994 and purchased the assets of Celebrity Boats in 1995, at which time it moved its facility to Benton, Illinois."We looked for a buyer for our sport…
Friday, 14 September 2012 12:07

Dirk Johnson joins the Perini Navi Group

The Perini Navi Group is pleased to announce that Dirk Johnson has joined the team at Perini Navi USA. Johnson will promote Picchiotti brand motor yachts and will be based in the new Perini Navi USA offices, which have recently moved to 2 Marina Plaza, Goat Island, Newport, RI- the capital city of US sailing. Dirk Johnson, 1960earned his BS degree from the New York Maritime College. Over the years he has acquired a vast amount of experience in the maritime world, serving as a deck officer aboard tankers, freighters and tugboats in the US Merchant Marine ( he held a 1600 ton Captain License)and establishing a successful career as a yacht broker with houses such as Bartram and Brakenhoff, Little Harbor Yacht Brokers, Churchill…
Partnership to ensure Abu Dhabi-based marina meets its carbon footprint goal Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Palace Marina has joined forces with business consultancy firm Carbon-Expert to develop a carbon contribution assessment to measure the facility’s footprint. The goal is to track the effect of the marina environmental initiative in reducing the energy impact.Marina manager Toby Haws explains: “Our clients choose to visit our unique environment based on the high value of the experience they receive, and it is our responsibility to both guests and the region to consider any environmental impact caused as a result of our high standards.” Haws adds: “Many companies develop environmental policies and action plans, but without a deeper understanding of the marina’s overall consumption and environmental footprint, it is impossible to…
In the search for alternative energy, scientists have focused on the sun and the wind. There is also tremendous potential in harnessing the power of the ocean's waves, but marine energy presents specific challenges that have made it a less promising resource. It's a challenge to tune Wave Energy Converters (WECs) so that they are able to harvest the maximum energy from waves, which differ in terms of their size and force. This unpredictability leads to intermittent energy collection. WECs also need to withstand the harsh winds and storms to which they are subjected in the open sea -- storms which can destroy the devices. Now, working with a team at the University of Exeter in the UK, Prof. George Weiss of Tel Aviv University's…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:16

BOATLIFT, an untold tale of 9/11 resilience.

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Truly an untold tale of 9/11 resilience.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:01

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas wins Italian contract

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas to operate 1,200-berth Marina di Pinetamare on the Domitia CoastGruppo Mirabella SG, an Italian real estate construction company, has given Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (CNM) the operation of its Marina di Pinetamare in southern Italy.Located on the Domitia Coast, 45km northwest of Naples, Marina di Pinetamare is part of a wider revitalization project of the Domitia Coast. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in  early 2013, with a build program of approximately three years.James Beaver, chief operating officer of CNM, says: “We are working with Gruppo Mirabella SG to create a world-class marina which will join the Camper & Nicholsons network of premium marina destinations.”CNM, which has worked on the design, technical, sales and marketing elements of the project,…
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:33

US Cargo Ship Captain Freed in Venezuela

An American cargo ship captain has been freed without charge after being detained last week at a port in this South American country, a U.S. Embassy official said Monday. The captain of the Ocean Atlas had been detained on Thursday after authorities found three assault rifles on the vessel. U.S. officials have said that the weapons were on the ship as a standard security measure to protect the vessel from attacks by pirates. "Charges have been dropped, but there's still paperwork to be completed so the boat has not sailed away," Gregory Adams, a U.S. Embassy spokesman, told The Associated Press. "The captain is back on the ship with the crew." Adams said that once paperwork is completed, the captain and the other 14 American…
A YACHT captained by a Mallorcan expatriate - and with his wife as chef on board - is at the centre of a police inquiry involving a British engineer who has gone missing....along with €30,000. Interpol has been put on full alert.  The yacht was moored overnight at the mainland port of Denia when the mystery unravelled. The money is missing from the yacht on which Briton Paul Scott had been a crew member for six months. Police throughout Spain and Interpol have now been alerted to be on the look-out for Scott from Manchester, who disappeared on Sunday when the yacht was moored in Denia Port north of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. Interpol believe he is still in Spain, or the EU, as…

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