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A new Russian oceanographic research vessel pertaining to Project 22010 was launched last week at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, Barents Observer reports. The vessel is designed for research in deep waters and the sea bed, according to the shipyard’s press secretary Mr. Mikhailov. The 107.8 meter- long vessel, developed by the Almaz Design Bureau, will comprise the latest innovative equipment for acoustical, biological, physical and geophysical surveys. It has a displacement of 5,200 tons, a range of 8,000 nautical miles and can accommodate a crew of 60 members. What is more, the vessel’s equipment includes a set of deep-water submersible vehicles which can be used for rescue operations. The new vessel is named “Yantar” after the shipyard where it was built. The oceanographic research…
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:15

Marine Robot Crosses Pacific Ocean

U.S. based Liquid Robotics' 'Wave Glider' completes the first ever Trans-Pacific voyage by a wave-powered autonomous robot vessel.The first Pacific Crossing (PacX ) Wave Glider, Papa Mau, completes its 9,000 nautical mile (16,668 kilometers) scientific journey across the Pacific Ocean to set a new world record for the longest distance traveled by an autonomous vehicle.Throughout his journey, Papa Mau navigated along a prescribed route under autonomous control collecting and transmitting unprecedented amounts of high-resolution ocean data never before available over these vast distances or timeframes. The Company is providing open access to this data as part of its PacX Challenge, a global competition seeking new ocean applications and research using the PacX data set. During Papa Mau’s journey, he weathered gale force storms, fended off…
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:56

Yacht Exports adds regular South Pacific route

Yacht Exports, a yacht logistics company specializing in international boat and yacht transportation, has confirmed their commitment to the South Pacific trade routes as service to Australia and New Zealand is increasing following record breaking bookings. The leading yacht shipping company announced their expansion of services to these regions less than 3 months ago, and has already fulfilled several voyages to meet the demand. This expansion came as a result of an influx of requests for boat shipping and yacht shipping services to the region’s most popular ports of call. This undertaking has reinforced the commitment of Yacht Exports to the world's super yacht market, in particular, the South Pacific trade. These areas are now some of the world’s most desirable cruising grounds amongst the…
The well known UK yacht manufacturer, Pendennis Shipyard, reported this week that it had won approval from Cornwall Council for its marine based development plans. The plans focused on improvements to the shoreline at their facility within Falmouth docks and comprised the creation of two wet docks as well as a wet basin to hold back the tide alongside the north facing area of the shipyard. Pendennis Development Plans These plans will run in conjunction with the shore based proposals that were approved earlier this year which include increasing the height of their existing dry dock by nine metres to allow for larger vessels, the construction of two new seaward facing halls that will be large enough to see yachts transported directly into them utilising the…
In spite of Hurricane Sandy, this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was only 2% down on attendance from the previous year. Exhibitors enjoyed serious buyers, qualified leads as well as closed deals during the first two days, while the weekend attracted almost record-breaking attendance. Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2012 Yachting Pages was among the exhibitors at the Show; the sales team exceeded their target and closed many deals. As well as liaising with clients and meeting new contacts, Yachting Pages’ research team braved the storms of 2012’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), to capture key market research statistics. They can now reveal that, of the captains and first mates surveyed, 75% of those with the Yachting Pages marine directory on board used it…
A compelling case is being built for marine businesses to participate in Marine13 International Conference and Exhibition in Sydney, as stated by the Boating Industries Alliance of Australia (BIAA) Chairman as well as Vice Chairman of the Marina Industries Association (MIA) Darren Vaux. John Winning to join the speakers list “The growing list of world class presenters who will be sharing their strategies for business success is making attendance at Marine13 a ‘must do’ for marine businesses wanting to keep ahead of their competitors,” said Mr Vaux. Mr Vaux said John Winning, CEO of Appliances Online, was the latest identity to join the speakers list. “John has a vast amount of boating and business experience,” Mr Vaux said. “He will share his intimate knowledge on how he established an online…
With nine companies joining in recent months, the South West region of the British Marine Federation (BMF) has been marked by a rise in new member applications. The new members cover a wide range of services as well as products relating to the marine industry, from traditional wooden boat construction to professional services. Will Blagdon, Chairman of the BMF South West, says the companies have all seen a variety of benefits in joining the BMF depending on their particular business needs. “We are delighted that the BMF SW is  increasing its membership and its profile as an active region, helping all types of marine related companies to increase their sales, performance and visibility through the support and guidance available from the BMF,” he said. The new…
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 23:49

Environmental Accreditation for Sunseeker Yachts

The prominent UK luxury yacht manufacturer, Sunseeker International, is proud to report that it has been honoured with the ISO certification 14001:2004. This environmental accreditation recognizes the yard’s ongoing effort to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. Luxury charter yacht JIVA built by Sunseeker Given after a thorough review, the certificate confirms the company’s efforts to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and has been measured in a number of different areas, such as energy use, waste management, recycling, and sustainability. Wayne Moore, Operations Director of Sunseeker International comments: “At Sunseeker, we have always recognised our responsibilities to the environment, right from when we built our first boat yard, ensuring we protected the nearby area which contains nature reserves and conservation areas.”…
The Turkish builder, Orucoglu Shipyard, is presently building the 40-metre sailing yacht Miss Tor 130 Schooner. Available for sale at € 1,900,000, the Miss Tor 130 superyacht is a beautiful three-masted schooner, scheduled for delivery in June 2013. Miss Tor 110 Schooner project - sistership to superyacht Miss Tor 130 Schooner Featuring an interior living area of 520 m2, the 40m superyacht Miss Tor 130 Schooner will provide 5 lovely cabins. There will be a full beam master stateroom, along with 4 double guest cabins. Being constructed in steel, luxury yacht Miss Tor 130 will be run by twin 450 hp MAN diesels. When not under sail, she will be able to achieve a comfortable cruising speed of 14 knots.
Scheduled to open for the 2014 season, the new Ermioni Marina, south of Athens, will be operated by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. This fabulous superyacht marina will be able to host 127 yachts measuring up to 65m in LOA. It will offer the high quality facilities as well as service standards that visitors to a C&N marina would expect. Ermioni situated in a popular yacht charter destination - Greece Located on the Peloponnese Peninsula about 50NM south of Athens, Ermioni is a Herculean stone’s throw from the islands of Hydra, Dokos and Spetses and boasts one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in Greece. A site of unparalleled natural beauty and a naturally safe harbour, the marina is set to establish a new benchmark for marina excellence in Greece,…

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