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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:16

Future Fibres appoints new CEO

Future Fibres has announced the appointment of Hugues Jacquemin as its new chief executive officer, following the retirement of outgoing CEO, Ewan McLellan. Jacquemin served most recently as CEO of 3B The Fibreglass Company, where he maintained his reputation for driving growth, following the company’s LBO from former parent, Owens Corning. Under his leadership, 3B established itself as a key player in the composites industry, expanding its customer base throughout the financial crisis and increasing turnover to €160m Euro, before successfully completing a competitive sale process of the company in early 2012. "Hugues brings to Future Fibres a proven record of building on a solid foundation of existing assets and resources to ignite innovation and facilitate growth – precisely the formula we wanted at Future…
The science of effectively reducing noise and vibration on any type of boat – from working commercial craft through to superyachts – is limited to a few expert firms. Now Halyard, one of the world’s leading specialists in this field, has a New Zealand based consultancy, Saturn Marine, available to help locally-based boat builders and users benefit from noise and vibration reduction on their vessels. Saturn Marine is headed by Bob Doyle, who was formerly based in the UK and has 20 years of expertise working with Halyard. Halyard is recognised as one of the largest designers and manufacturers of bespoke marine exhaust systems and supplier of equipment designed to reduce airborne, structural and engine noise on boats. Now based at premises in Picton, Doyle…
Marine Construction Management (MCM) reports positive results from exhibiting at Monaco and continues to attract yacht owners looking for expert advice during the construction and operation of their yachts. “The annual pilgrimage to the Monaco Yacht Show was a busy time for all of us from MCM, having had meetings not only with vendors, designers and industry insiders, but also very in-depth and interesting deliberations with prospective clients as well as current and past clients. Being well represented in Monaco with four members of our squad in attendance, plus a booth, again proved to be a most worthwhile undertaking.” – Peter Wilson.   MCM current new builds include: 47.6 metre sloop at Royal Huisman, for 2014 delivery. 39.0 metre expedition motor yacht at Alloy Yachts,…
  The bodies of three women were pulled from a car submerged for hours in Newport Harbor on Friday, and police believe the driver apparently missed a turn in the dark. Newport police Capt. Russell Hayes told The Newport Daily News that the driver of the Hyundai, which had Rhode Island plates, apparently missed a right-hand turn, sending the car into the water near the main building of the shipyard. It landed on its roof. The identities of the victims weren't immediately known. "Everything remains under investigation, but there are no signs of foul play," Hayes told the paper. "I'm not sure if they intended to take the turn here and missed it because it was dark and because of weather conditions." A dense fog…
SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sept. 23 that he had signed a bill that could double the registration fee currently paid by most California boat owners.             The bill -- Assembly Bill 2443 authored by California Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara -- becomes law Jan. 1, 2013 and requires that the Department of Motor Vehicles collect a quagga and zebra mussel infestation prevention fee of not to exceed $10 per year. The exact amount of the new fee, which is in addition to the present boat registration fee of $10 per year, is to be determined by the Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating).             Quagga and zebra mussel infestations, which have spread to 25 bodies of freshwater in California…
Photos by Guidi Cantini After 10 international events that attracted more than 600 classic sailing yachts, the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 drew to a close with the 34th edition of the Régates Royales (25th-29th September) at Cannes. The stunning Cote d’Azur provided the backdrop as around 90 stunningly beautiful classic yachts did battle over four races held in very variable conditions that included rain and gusting winds, delivering some truly extraordinarily spectacular sailing in the process.     The winning yachts on the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Mediterranean Circuit, which spanned rounds in Italy, France and Spain, were Moonbeam IV in the Big Boat category, Leonore in the Vintage class and Naïf in the Classic. Their names will now go down in the Roll…
Conditions were perfect for the inaugural catamaran rally from D-Cat Club, D-Marin Didim marina, the first-ever, professional catamaran club of the Eastern Mediterranean. The rally started on Friday 28 September at 10.00am and continued over an exciting four days culminating in a lively award ceremony and party at Didim Marina Yacht Club on Monday 1 October. The nine strong fleet followed a breathtakingly beautiful scenic route, where the aim of the game was to have fun rather than claim first place. Yachts left Didim marina for the Greek island of Patmos, 35 nautical miles (nm) away. They then embarked for Leros on Day Two, before heading to Kalimnos on Day Three and finally, the home stretch to Didim Marina, 28nm away from Kalimnos. “It’s been…
After a successful audit by the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR), Döhle Yachts has been awarded a full term Passenger Ship Document of Compliance (DOC). The DOC enables Döhle Yachts to provide services to passenger vessels in addition to large yachts built and classified as passenger vessels that are subject to the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC). The PYC applies to pleasure yachts of any size, in private use or engaged in trade, which carry more than 12 but not more than 36 passengers and which do not carry cargo. The PYC was developed in response to industry’s desire to have a single reference document for the construction and operation of large passenger yachts and represents a collaborative effort amongst members of the Red Ensign Group…
The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) has announced the new 2012/13 Chairman, Mark Drewelow of C2C Inc, California. Mark has been the director of C2C since its foundation in 2003 and has been in the yachting industry since 1984. Mark is also the founding member of San Diego Superyacht Association and Founder and Executive Director of YachtAid Global, established in 2006. Mark has been Chairman of AYSS before, in 2010/11, and stated “I am thrilled to be taking over the Chairman role from Anders who along with Executive Director Jenny and the Council have all done an outstanding job growing and maintaining the Association. AYSS is recognised by the industry as having quality members around the world.”
Following the report from the International Maritime Bureau announcing a drop in global piracy during the first half of 2012 there have been calls for shipping operators to avoid any temptation to relax their vigilance against the threat. Despite the reported reduction, attacks are still common with over 210 taking place around the world so far this year. The attacks by Somali pirates have spread to an even wider region with many taking place more than 1,000 nm from the Somali coast, making it increasingly difficult for international naval forces to attend incidents in time to assist. Maritime Security specialist Ambrey Risk, has welcomed the reduction which it says has been due to the overall increased security measures on board vessels, ongoing International Naval operations…

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