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The Big Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is just around the corner. The largest show on the West Coast, it will kick off on Friday, January 25th, 2013 and will last until Sunday February 3rd. It’s the place for boat owners to find everything for their boat, as well as the right place for those planning their year’s boating activities or looking for the boat of their dreams. Seattle Boat Show in South Lake Union As of press time some of the boats and exhibits of note at CenturyLink Field include: •    Harris FloteBotes will be on display for the first time ever at the Lake Union Sea Ray booth. This premium brand of pontoon boats is new to the Puget Sound. Lake Union Sea…
The renowned South Florida-based Venture Boat Company is back and better than ever, with new additions to the lineup that close the gap between serious sportfishing and leisurely group excursions. Under the leadership and guidance of new owner, Lee Heaton, Venture Boat Company has undergone a complete modernization, adding a number of innovative improvements to their existing models, introducing new models and moving production to the world-famous American Custom Yachts (ACY) facility in Stuart, Florida. Distinguished for their unmatched craftsmanship and uncompromising attention to detail, ACY was the natural choice to help build the new Venture line, combining state-of-the art boat building technology with experience that is second to none.Featuring new management, branding, an updated user-friendly website and enhanced customization options to meet each client’s…
Sponsored by Yacht & Sail (Rcs Mediagroup) as well as ADI (Association for Industrial Design), the prominent “Nautical Design Award” went to the Maxi Dolphin‘s Nacira 67 sailing yacht Shamlor in the category “Sailing yachts up to 24 metres”. Luxury yacht Shamlor is designed by Axel de Beaufort. Following are the motivations behind the panel’s decision: “The jury selected this boat for the high level of workmanship that has always distinguished the Maxi Dolphin boatyard. In this case in particular, its 100% carbon construction was found to be extremely precise. The boat was inspired by very large ocean crafts with a stern with canting keel and central canard. This choice allowed the designer to revamp the interiors by moving the saloon to the stern, placing…
While at Septech, Bruce oversaw the design and construction of some of the region’s most iconic marinas including YAS Marina, Jumeirah Beach Marina and Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Prior to joining Septech, Bruce oversaw Bellingham Marine’s New Zealand operations. Over a 7 year period Bruce grew the division by 400%. He established Bellingham Marine as the region’s leading expert on marina design and construction and played an active role in helping to shape the industry. Everett Babbitt, President, stated, “Bruce brings a substantial set of skills, knowledge and experience to Bellingham Marine’s management team. We believe Bruce will provide Bellingham Marine New Zealand with the invaluable guidance needed to continue to build our New Zealand operations, which also oversee the South Pacific.” “Appointing this position…
Karlene Pack has become part of the Feadship team. She will collaborate with Feadship America director Tim Hamilton to reinforce the top position of Feadship in the Americas, where Feadship has plans for significant growth in the next years. Working as Director, she will concentrate on charter management, sales as well as business development for the Americas. She is well known for being co-owner and publisher of Yachts International Magazine and has a vast knowledge of the industry. With her many years of experience and her entrepreneurial personality, she will be valuable asset to Feadship. Karlene Pack “I am honoured and privileged to be a part of such a visionary minded group of individuals who have the passion and drive to continually far exceed all…
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty 200 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Missing is Robin Walbridge, 63. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Walbridge and Christian families," said Capt. Doug Cameron, the chief of incident response for the Coast Guard 5th District. ”Suspending a search and rescue case is one of the hardest decisions we have to make.” The following Coast Guard assets assisted in the search: HC-130 Hercules aircrews from Elizabeth City, N.C. and Clearwater, Fla. MH-60 Jayhawk crews from Air Station Elizabeth City Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry crews from Miami, Fla. Crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Elm, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Atlantic Beach, N.C. Crew aboard the Coast Guard…
Dennis Conner’s North Cove is kindly providing dockage to any vessel in the harbor which needs to move because of damaged facilities or emergency restrictions.  Their docks made it through the storm fine. They will offer free dockage for up to 5 days to any yacht until the situation stabilizes.  If any yacht needs to stay longer, they will offer dockage at 50% off the already reduced winter rate through the month of November. This offer is meant for emergency situations, not just for convenience.   There is currently no power at their marina so vessels must be self-sufficient.  They cannot offer charging of batteries or pump-out until the power is restored.  They request any yachts arriving at their marina to handle their own logistics so that the marina…
Roger Talermo has been recently appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of Oy Nautor Ab. Based in Pietersaari, Finland, the company specializes in the construction of the world renowned Swan yachts. This important appointment comes during what has been a very positive period for Nautor and highlights the company’s long term commitment to consolidate its strong position in the yachting sector. With a strong educational background in Economics, Business Administration and International Marketing, Roger Talermo has a solid track record in assisting in the evolution of established companies.  Mr. Talermo joins Nautor after having served as CEO to Amer Sports Corp., one of the leading sports equipment companies in the world, from 1996 – 2009.  Mr. Talermo is also the current President of the Finnish Olympic…
The Coast Guard used ships and airplanes to search the Atlantic on Tuesday for the captain of the HMS Bounty, which went down during Hurricane Sandy. The Coast Guard was optimistic Robin Walbridge, 63, of St. Petersburg, Fla., could still be alive in his blazing red survival suit 90 miles off the North Carolina coast. Walbridge went overboard early Monday when the replica 18th-century sailing vessel, made famous in Hollywood adventure films, rolled over in 18-foot waves. The searched for him was hampered by 15-feet waves, but the water temperature was about 77 degrees. “There's a lot of factors that go into survivability. Right now we're going to continue to search. Right now we're hopeful,” Coast Guard Capt. Joe Kelly said. The Coast Guard rescued…
Gunmen attacked a ship operated by a French oil and gas services company off the coast of Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta, kidnapping six Russian sailors and an Estonian in the assault, the firm said Wednesday. Paris-based Bourbon SA offered only a tersely worded statement on its website about the attack Monday near the Niger Delta, where the company works closely with oil companies like Chinese-owned Addax Petroleum. Gunmen apparently attacked the Bourbon Liberty 249 and seized the sailors before escaping, the company said. Another nine sailors onboard the vessel sailed safely away to the company's port in Onne in Nigeria's Rivers state, the company said. "The emergency unit set up immediately by Bourbon has been set up to aim at their rapid liberation under the…

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