Boating Business | Bavaria Yachts is sold

BAVARIA YACHTS IS SOLDHOME NEWSINDUSTRY NEWS BAVARIA YACHTS IS SOLD17 Sep 2018EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintBavaria Yachts has been sold for an undisclosed sumINDUSTRY DATABASEBAVARIA YACHTSBavaria Yachts has been sold for an undisclosed sum with the jobs of all employees saved.The boatbuilder – that went into administration in April this year – has been sold to a private equity fund advised by German based CMP Capital Management-Partners.The acquisition includes Bavaria Yachts with its 550 staff and all the shares in its subsidiary Bavaria Catamarans that employs 250 people.The purchase will be completed after merger control clearance by the German Federal Cartel Office – expected in a couple of weeks.Restructuring”We are convinced of Bavaria’s global market potential and will sustainably develop the company,” said Kai Brandes, CMP Capital Management-Partners MD. “The restructuring measures will focus on regaining market share and improving production costs.”Restructuring expert Dr Tobias Brinkmann, Bavaria Yachts MD since insolvency proceedings began, added: “Bavaria is an outstanding company with a strong brand, compelling products and a highly dedicated team. We are pleased to have found a well-known and experienced buyer in CMP who will lead Bavaria into the future.”ResponsibilitiesCMP’s private equity funds are advised by Berlin-based CMP Capital Management-Partners. With the investment in a company, CMP employees assume operative management responsibilities on site.In the case of Bavaria, Dr Ralph Kudla, restructuring expert and partner at CMP, will join the executive board.The boatbuilder has continued to operate throughout the period of administration with 220 yachts built and delivered.

via Boating Business | Bavaria Yachts is sold.

Boating Business | New rigging programme

NEW RIGGING PROGRAMME

HOME NEWSPROMOTIONSSOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW NEW RIGGING PROGRAMME

10 Sep 2018

Email

Share

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Print

Balpha Mast and Barton Marine have made technical improvements and advancements

INDUSTRY DATABASE

BARTON MARINE EQUIPMENT LTD

The new Balpha Mast and Barton Marine rigging programme will be on show at this year’s TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.

The rigging programme allows the Balpha Mast to be lowered and raised during cruising easily and safely using a boom strut to hold the boom in place.

Working together, Balpha Mast and Barton Marine have made technical improvements and advancements to refine the core apparatus and the carbon fibre mast system now has UK and US patents in place.

“Our technical plan was to create the most simple and user-friendly rigging program so that virtually anyone can swiftly lower and raise the mast to make sailing more of a joy for those restricted by bridges or transporting their sailing craft by trailer,” explained Suzanne Blaustone, Barton Marine CEO. “We are proud that we accomplished this using Barton Marine equipment, including our new Barton block range, boom strut and deck gear to enhance the Balpha Mast design.”

Quality hardware

“Our new technical partnership with Barton Marine will accelerate Balpha Mast in global sales and production,” explained Stuart Balfour, Balpha Mast inventor and MD. “Barton Marine’s quality deck hardware and vast experience can provide the optimum package for our unique foldable mast system and we look forward to building on this relationship.”

Hardware has been specified by Barton Marine for the complete rigging system, allowing the Balpha Mast to be installed on multiple size yachts up to 8.5m. Key to the Balpha Mast program is the stainless-steel mast housing which can be adapted for use with the Barton Boomstrut which controls the boom under sail.

The Balpha Mast system will be shown on Balpha Global that will be docked at M266.

via Boating Business | New rigging programme.

Boating Business | ‘MY Alicia’ restoration complete

‘MY ALICIA’ RESTORATION COMPLETE

HOME NEWSBOATBUILDINGBOATBUILDING ‘MY ALICIA’ RESTORATION COMPLETE

29 Aug 2018

Email

Share

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Print

The 50m long ‘MY Alicia’ has been restored with a new hull and aluminium superstructure. Credit: SMS

1930-built classic motor yacht ‘MY Alicia’ has been restored to her former glory after a three-year turnkey project carried out by SMS Group in Southampton.

Major structural work on the 50m long vessel included building a new hull from the aft machinery bulkhead forward and a new circa 25t aluminium superstructure in partnership with SMS’ sister company the Wight Shipyard.

Speaking about the British owner of MY Alicia, Peter Morton, CEO of The SMS Group, commented: “As a company we are genuinely thrilled to have had the inspiration and support of another truly exceptional British businessman; and whilst the project has been challenging the end result is simply outstanding.  MY Alicia is unquestionably beautiful.”

Defoe-built

With a top speed of 14 knots, MY Alicia was built in the US by Defoe in 1930 and launched as MY Janidore (the ex RS Eden). She was one of eight yachts to be built by the East Coast yard.

Chris Norman, SMS’ MD, explained SMS “managed to install an equipment package suited to a 1000t vessel into a 400t one; a tremendous amount of thought has gone into the machinery space, pipe verticals (due to limited headroom) and the ships tank configuration.”

MY Alicia will undertake her commissioning and sea trials in and around the Solent before partaking in the 20th Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in September.

In recent years, SMS has completed refits for Sir Charles Dunstone on MY Shemara and Lord Sugar on MY Lady A.

via Boating Business | ‘MY Alicia’ restoration complete.

Boating Business | AEROrazr rigging chosen for the next America’s Cup

AERORAZR RIGGING CHOSEN FOR THE NEXT AMERICA’S CUP

HOME NEWSAFTERMARKETMASTS, SPARS, SAILS & RIGGING AERORAZR RIGGING CHOSEN FOR THE NEXT AMERICA’S CUP

29 Aug 2018

Email

Share

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Print

The AEROrazr has been created for elite grand prix racing

INDUSTRY DATABASE

FUTURE FIBRES SL

Future Fibres is to supply its new AEROrazr rigging to all teams competing in the 36th America’s Cup.

The newly developed aerofoil shaped solid carbon rigging is created especially for elite grand prix racing.

With the America’s Cup using advanced and technically progressive yachts, the selection of AEROrazr acknowledges the commitment Future Fibres has made with its design innovations, said Sam Watson, CEO of Future Fibres and parent company Southern Spars.

“With the introduction of aerofoil profiles to our already successful RAZR rigging product we have taken another significant step in our high-performance rigging offering,” he said.

The AEROrazr rigging is pushing the boundaries of innovation added Martin McElwee, head of Emirates Team New Zealand rigging and will push the AC75s performance to its maximum.

Future Fibres’ solid carbon RAZR rigging was custom designed and supplied to all nine newly built TP52 boats currently competing in the 52 Super Series.

via Boating Business | AEROrazr rigging chosen for the next America’s Cup.

Boating Business | SeaRegs Training takes over sailing school

SEAREGS TRAINING TAKES OVER SAILING SCHOOLHOME NEWSINDUSTRY NEWS SEAREGS TRAINING TAKES OVER SAILING SCHOOL29 Aug 2018EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintSeaRegs Training is taking over the helm of Plymouth Training SchoolINDUSTRY DATABASEPLYMOUTH SAILING SCHOOLPlymouth Sailing School has reached an agreement with SeaRegs Training to handover the helm of the school.Plymouth Sailing School was set up in 1957 and runs RYA sail training courses from beginner to professional Yachtmaster and Instructor.Simon and Vicky Jinks of SeaRegs Training will take over from current school principal, Richard Brown in October 2018.“Richard and I have worked together for years and it is a privilege to be taking the over the helm especially as both companies share the same values and have a reputation for safety conscious fun and professionalism,” said Simon. “Whilst the final details are still being worked out, our intention is for SeaRegs Training and Plymouth Sailing School to keep their own identities.”And he added that SeaRegs was looking at creating greater pathways into maritime training. Incorporating with Plymouth Sailing School will help create a full picture of both leisure and commercial training in the South West.

via Boating Business | SeaRegs Training takes over sailing school.

Boating Business | £75m redevelopment plans

INDUSTRY DATABASE

PREMIER MARINAS LTD

Premier Marinas has been granted planning permission for a £75m redevelopment of Devon’s Noss on Dart Marina.

Noss on Dart was bought by Premier in 2016 and consists of 37 acres of foreshore and woodland set on the bank of the River Dart opposite Dartmouth.

The site was formerly the Philip & Son shipbuilding yard but has operated as a marina and boatyard since shipbuilding stopped in the late 1990s with much of the site currently derelict.

Best marina

“The redevelopment of Noss on Dart is hugely important to us,” said Premier’s CEO Pete Bradshaw. “We want to build something very special here, to create a sustainable place around the best marina in the UK.”

He added: “This is a glorious site and the majority of it will remain in our hands for a long time to come, so it really matters to us.”

Plans involve the creation of a new marina with 232 berths, a dry stack for 100 smaller motor craft, a boatyard with a 75-tonne boat hoist servicing private, fishing and commercial craft across South Devon, 21 marine trade commercial units, a 50-bedroom hotel, new car parking arrangements and a heritage centre to celebrate the site’s history.

Demolition

Premier’s plans also include a passenger ferry link to Dartmouth.

Demolition of the site’s many derelict buildings will begin this autumn and will be followed by work on the replacement boatyard, car park and commercial buildings.

Renewal of the floating marina will start in the winter of 2019/20 and once completed, the development of the hotel, Philip’s building and public areas will go ahead.

It is anticipated work on these elements will be completed by mid 2022 with the majority of the residential development taking place afterwards.

Photo credit: Harrison Sutton Partnership

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

NEXT ARTICLE

FEATURED NEWS

£8M REGENERATION FOR SWANWICK …

26/07/18

LOW FRICTION FAIRLEAD LAUNCHES

25/07/18

MYH EXPANSION PLANS

16/07/18

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

FUSION® LAUNCHES INDUSTRY FIRST APPLE AIRPLAY AND UPDATED FUSION-LINK APP

Entertainment Leader Launches Industry’s First Wi-Fi Audio Streaming for Apple Devices Empowering Cu… READ MORE

MARINE RECRUITMENT COMPANY RIDING ON THE CREST OF A WAVE

Specialist marine and maritime recruitment company, Marine Resources, announces 2018 as its best yea… READ MORE

MYTASKIT NAMES PACSOFT FIRST INTERNATIONAL RESELLER

Expanding its global presence, MyTaskit has signed its first international reseller. Auckland, New Z… READ MORE

NEWS RELEASE FUSION® ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SARGO BOATS

READ MORE

FUSION® ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE STATE-OF-THE-ART LINE-UP AT THEYACHTMARKET.COM SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2018

14-23 September 2018 | Stand FO14 | FUSION® Entertainment is showcasing its latest range of world-l…

via Boating Business | £75m redevelopment plans.

Boating Business | New deck hardware company

NEW DECK HARDWARE COMPANY

HOME NEWSAFTERMARKETDECK HARDWARE NEW DECK HARDWARE COMPANY

20 Aug 2018

Email

Share

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Print

SYTT has launched a new deck hardware company

INDUSTRY DATABASE

SUPERYACHT TENDER AND TOYS

Superyacht Tenders and Toys has launched a new deck hardware company – Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo).

Since its launch in 2011, SYTT has seen year-on-year growth in all aspects of its business, particularly in its deck equipment division.

The new business will be headed by Luke Porter, formerly of Oyster Yachts and will allow each company to focus on its respective market sectors.

“By launching Shipyard Supply Co, we are evolving with the superyacht market and meeting the rapid growth in the demand for deck hardware,” said SYTT co-founder, Josh Richardson. “The new business will operate as a separate entity handling the manufacture and supply of everything from tender whips and fenders to custom stainless steel and carbon projects.”

He added: “This allows SSCo to go beyond the scope of SYTT products and form new relationships and distributorships within the industry and we are very excited to have Luke onboard to manage all of this.”

Peter Emmons, in charge of technical sales at SYTT, will join Luke at SSCo as technical manager, while continuing to work with current SYTT clients.

via Boating Business | New deck hardware company.

Boating Business | RYA to cease as national authority

RYA TO CEASE AS NATIONAL AUTHORITY

HOME NEWSINDUSTRY NEWS RYA TO CEASE AS NATIONAL AUTHORITY

20 Aug 2018

Email

Share

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Print

The RYA will no longer be the national authority for UK powerboat racing

INDUSTRY DATABASE

ROYAL YACHTING ASSOCIATION

The RYA is to cease in its role as the national authority for UK powerboat racing.

The organisation says the decision – to take effect from January 1 2019 – follows a review of the status of the sport and an evaluation of the risks and responsibilities associated with acting as the national authority.

In a statement, the RYA said its Board has been monitoring the situation since the implementation of the Cardy report in 2015/16 and following the 2017 season determined that the situation was no longer sustainable long-term.

“The Board has concluded that the financial, safety and reputational challenges presented are disproportionate to the number of clubs and competitors now actively racing,” said the statement.

The powerboat racing department will continue to operate as normal for the remainder of the 2018 season, including issuing licences and ratifying the results of British championships, world and British speed records.

The office will close in December 2018 and no licences will be issued by the RYA for the 2019 season.

via Boating Business | RYA to cease as national authority.

Boating Business | Arcona 435 to make world debut at Southampton

The Arcona 435’s sail plan will be with a 106% overlapping headsail and a relatively larger mainsail than previous models. Credit: Arcona Yachts

INDUSTRY DATABASE

ARCONA YACHTS

Arcona Yachts’ 43ft Arcona 435 featuring an efficient sail design will make her world premiere at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.

Designed for performance and comfort with optimised weight, the Arcona 435’s sail plan will be with a 106% overlapping headsail and a relatively larger mainsail than previous models. She has a wider stern than the Arcona 430, which gives her a more spacious saloon and a larger cockpit without compromising on her sailing ability on all angles.

“The 435 has an efficient sail design, a low weight and the same stability known in every Arcona yacht,” said designer Stefan Qviberg. “We liked the hull shape and line of the 430 so for the 435, we’ve built on our learning from her predecessor while modernising the boat inside and out.”

Vacuum infusion technology

Her lay-up, which incorporates a 20mm Divinycell foam core, employs the latest vacuum infusion technology. All bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck for added strength.

Arcona 435 features twin carbon wheels and a cockpit table that fits into a recess in the cockpit floor. There is a choice between an open or semi-closed transom. A plumb bow, alongside the wide stern, allows for plenty of speed and comfortable sailing.

The owner of the first 435 yacht in production said they were ‘keen to have a yacht that performed well’, so that they could liven things up when required for fast passages and a spot of racing. “Given her powerful hull and rig design, I believe the 435 will deliver everything I need and want from my yacht.”

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

PREVIOUS ARTICLE NEXT ARTICLE

FEATURED NEWS

CA CLASE SHOWCASES KVH AND DIG…

13/08/18

NEW LOYALTY SCHEME FROM MS AML…

10/08/18

ELECTRIC ENGINES FORM PART OF …

10/08/18

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

via Boating Business | Arcona 435 to make world debut at Southampton.

Boating Business | Easy mast lowering on show

Balpha Mast will show its foldable mast system on board Balpha Global

INDUSTRY DATABASE

BALPHA MAST

Balpha Mast will show its foldable mast system on board Balpha Global at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.

After intensive engineering the design of the carbon fibre system has now been finalised with UK and US patents granted.

The system has been produced by Ceilidh Composite Technologies in close collaboration with inventor and MD Stuart Balfour who has been demonstrating its capabilities on a tour of the River Thames, passing under 29 bridges.

Easy lowering

“No bridge on the route was a problem to pass for Balpha Global with the easy lowering mast,” he said.

“For boaters and bystanders on shore it was a remarkable sight, seeing a sailing yacht under sail sailing the River Thames despite all the bridges.

“This is exactly what I intended with developing the Balpha Mast system: sailing on waters that normally are inaccessible due to height restrictions.”

Bridge clearance

In addition, Balpha Mast is to sponsor the Great Loop, a continuous waterway in North America that recreational mariners can travel. The route includes part of the Atlantic, Gulf Intracoastal Waterways, the Great Lakes, Canadian Heritage Canals and the inland rivers of America’s heartland, an average distance of 5,600 to 6,600 miles.

“The maximum bridge clearance for the Great Loop is 5.82m, so regular sailing yachts cannot navigate the loop without removing their masts,” said Stuart. “However fitted with a Balpha Mast system even sailing yachts can navigate the Great Loop sailing instead of motoring. What a great experience it must be sailing the Great Loop on wind.”

Balpha Mast will be located at marina berth M266.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

PREVIOUS ARTICLE NEXT ARTICLE

FEATURED NEWS

CA CLASE SHOWCASES KVH AND DIG…

13/08/18

NEW LOYALTY SCHEME FROM MS AML…

10/08/18

ELECTRIC ENGINES FORM PART OF …

10/08/18

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

via Boating Business | Easy mast lowering on show.