Boating Business | Historic ferry at risk of deconstruction

HISTORIC FERRY AT RISK OF DECONSTRUCTION

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10 Jan 2019

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The ‘Egremont’ is at risk of deconstruction Photo: Egremont Trust

Sharpness Shipyard,Gloucester, in conjunction with the Egremont Trust, has announced its intention to begin deconstruction of a historic Mersey ferry unless an alternative solution is put forward.

The Egremont was launched in 1951 and was built by Dartmouth shipbuilder Philip & Sons to provide a vital link between the Wirral and Liverpool. Her hull is characteristic of her origins and her design reflects her passenger carrying and sea-worthy qualities. She spent her later life as a club ship and training vessel in Salcombe in Devon.

The ferry was moved to Sharpness Shipyard in late 2016 for repairs and conservation work before funding ceased. The hull is largely finished and the remainder of the ship has been stripped out pending a confirmed end use.

As a sizeable vessel and part-completed project, Egremont could be re-purposed as a venue for watersports training, hotel accommodation, function/exhibition space, or a restaurant facility.  With only limited draught, she is ideally suited to a natural harbour or estuary.

Records for this vessel are held by the Egremont Trust and Dartmouth Museum. If deconstruction goes ahead, a formal entry will be created for the ship on the National Archive of Historic Vessels and held, in perpetuity, by National Historic Ships UK.

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Boating Business | Hamble sailing school is sold

HAMBLE SAILING SCHOOL IS SOLD

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03 Jan 2019

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Clipper Ventures has bought the Hamble School of Yachting

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Clipper Ventures has bought the Hamble School of Yachting.

The announcement follows the setting up of Clipper China, Clipper Ventures’ Chinese sail training division aimed to meet the country’s growing participation in offshore sailing.

“The decision to buy the Hamble School of Yachting is part of a wider strategy to develop our offering within the offshore sailing industry,” said Clipper Race chairman and co-founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

“Clipper Ventures is the world’s leading provider of offshore sail training and Hamble School of Yachting is one of the RYA’s leading sail training schools in the UK which makes us a strong match.”

Commitment

Chris Rushton, Hamble School of Yachting principal, added: “The Hamble School of Yachting is well established in the UK sail training industry but to link up with Clipper Ventures and be able to share our commitment to increasing sailing participation and top-class standards on a truly global level makes this a very exciting move, especially given the growing opportunities to lead the industry in China.”

Hamble School of Yachting has been running for more than 35 years providing a full range of RYA sailing courses and lessons, from beginner to professional level.

The sailing school will retain its existing name and branding and will sit alongside Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Clipper Events and Clipper China under the Clipper Ventures umbrella.

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Boating Business | Royal Huisman to build new sloop

ROYAL HUISMAN TO BUILD NEW SLOOPHOME NEWSBOATBUILDINGBOATBUILDING ROYAL HUISMAN TO BUILD NEW SLOOP07 Jan 2019EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintRoyal Huisman is building a new sailing yacht, ‘Project 404′ Photo: Royal HuismanDutch shipyard Royal Huisman is to build what it plans will be the world’s ultimate performance sloop.The 196ft sailing yacht, Project 404, is designed by naval architect Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design with interior fitting by French deisign house, Liaigre.The yacht will be ‘an extraordinarily advanced sloop that will radically push the boundaries of operating systems and integrated rig technologies to set new benchmarks for performance and efficiency,” said a spokesman from Royal Huisman.Scheduled for delivery in 2022, Project 404 has an Alustar aluminium hull and a low profile composite superstructure and can accommodate up to 12 guests and ten crew.The yacht also has an Integrated Rig Package from Southern Spars complemented by Rondal captive winches with owner’s representation by Gregory Monks.

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Boating Business | Two new Dufours at Düsseldorf

TWO NEW DUFOURS AT DÜSSELDORF

HOME NEWSPROMOTIONSBOAT SHOWS TWO NEW DUFOURS AT DÜSSELDORF

05 Dec 2018

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The 390GL, one of two new Dufour yachts to be unveiled at Düsseldorf 2019 Photo: Dufour

French sailboat manufacturer, Dufour Yachts, will be exhibiting the new Dufour 390 and 430 Grand Large at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2019.

The 390 Grand Large, with third generation Umberto Felci hull design, has more pronounced bulwarks and a recessed hull. It comes with a 1.96m keel as standard which can be replaced with one of 1.75m.

There are three choices of interior layout. The exterior is decked in solid teak whilst the interior wood finish comes in moabi, oak or teak. Changes to the hull and chines have been included to create more spacious aft cabins.

Digital platform

Additions below deck include LED lighting and USB sockets, a new saloon table design and an intelligent navigation station. The 5in touch screen provides information such as GPS position and data including fuel and water levels, battery power, temperature.

Dufour has also introduced Dufour Connect, a digital platform which can run from a mobile device or laptop giving access to the control panel, latest boat data and documents.

430 Grand Large

The second boat to be released under the new third generation Umberto Felci Grand Large design, the 430GL has a softened and raised bilge strake and more pronounced chines said to improve performance and stability.

The coachroof enables a full width mainsheet traveller to be fitted and a full deck cover sits over the halyards.

Below decks the 430GL has two interior layouts and, like the 390GL, interior finishes are available in moabi, oak or teak. Navigation station and LED lighting are as per the 390GL and a 40 litre hot water tank is also included as standard.

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Boating Business | Nautor to unveil new luxury yacht

NAUTOR TO UNVEIL NEW LUXURY YACHT

HOME NEWSPROMOTIONSBOAT SHOWS NAUTOR TO UNVEIL NEW LUXURY YACHT

05 Dec 2018

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Nautor will unveil its latest Swan at Düsseldorf Photo: Nautor

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Finnish producer of luxury yachts, Nautor, will unveil the latest in its Swan series at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2019.

Also on show will be an improved Swan 54 with new engine throttle, redesigned anchor locker and enhanced access to the engine with one single larger panel on the port cabin,

Cruising and racing versatility

The newest model, the Swan 65, is suitable for cruising with family and friends but equally capable of racing. Designed by Germán Frers, the mid-sized yacht enhances Nautor’s existing “performance bluewater” line of yachts, following the same design philosophy and parameters as her larger sister, the Swan 78.

The yacht can be managed with or without a professional skipper and also raced with a full competitive crew. Four are currently under construction with delivery scheduled in 2019.

Racing plans

Nautor’s Swan has plans for racing over the next few years. The Swan One design program has been reinforced and includes the new ClubSwan 36, ClubSwan 50, ClubSwan 42 and Swan 45 Classes.

Its sights are set on the bi-annual Nations Trophy Event, Palma de Mallorca in October 2019 and the annual Nations Trophy Leagues in the Mediterranean and northern Europe.

The Swan European Regatta 2019 has been confirmed and the event, organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron, will take place in Cowes on the Isle of Wight on 7-12 July.

Also returning after some years of absence is the Swan American Regatta, to be held in Newport on Rhode Island on 13-16 June.

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Boating Business | New clutches are for thinner lines

NEW CLUTCHES ARE FOR THINNER LINES

HOME NEWSAFTERMARKETDECK HARDWARE NEW CLUTCHES ARE FOR THINNER LINES

05 Dec 2018

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Rutgesron’s new clutches are optimised for thinner lines

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Rutgerson is launching two of its most popular clutches in a new version optimised for thinner lines.

The RC75 and RC120 have the same high working load as the original clutches: 750 kg for the smaller model and 1200 kg for the larger.

“As modern lines are getting stronger, many boat owners are tempted to choose a thinner line dimension on their halyards,” said Charlotte Rutgerson, Rutgerson MD.

“This often results in slipping clutches, which can have a large impact on the boat’s performance, forcing many boat owners to switch to smaller clutches with a lower working load than desired.”

Integrated

The new clutches are fitted with the same integrated sheave as the standard version.

They also have the same mounting plate for easier installation when upgrading.

On the smaller model, RC75, the cam can be replaced for upgrading. This is available as a spare part.

The new RC75 is optimised for lines between 4-8 mm, compared to 8-12 mm on the standard version.

The new RC120 is adapted for 8-12 mm lines versus 10-16 mm on the standard clutch.

Both models are available as single, double and triple clutches.

The RC75 can also be ordered as quintuple.

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Boating Business | Southerly 480 to be shown at boot

SOUTHERLY 480 TO BE SHOWN AT BOOT

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05 Dec 2018

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The Southerly 480 will be shown at boot Düsseldorf 2019

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Discovery Yachts Group will exhibit its Southerly 480 at boot Düsseldorf 2019, as well as launching the Britannia 74 syndicate concept to the German market.

The 480 is part of the Southerly swing keel range of yachts, designed for blue-water cruising. The swing keel system varies the draft between 1m and 3.12m, whilst other key features include a raised interior helm position and saloon, self-tacking jib, in-mast reefing and semi-balanced twin rudders.

Programme

“After a successful 2018, we are looking forward to another fantastic Düsseldorf Boat Show and are proud to be exhibiting the latest Southerly 480,” said Oliver Hayes, Discovery Yachts Group marketing manager.

In addition, the group will also launch its Britannia syndicated ownership programme to the German market.

The Britannia 74 has been designed in the traditional style of the 1920s -30, whilst also incorporating the latest in design and production techniques.

The syndicate programme enables owners to have equal ownership and usage of the yacht.

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Boating Business | Potential new marine industry hub

POTENTIAL NEW MARINE INDUSTRY HUB

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03 Dec 2018

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A new marine industry hub could be developed at Gosport’s Royal Clarance Yard; photo courtesy of LSH

Part of Gosport’s historic Royal Clarence Yard is being marketed for sale with potential use as a new marine industry employment hub.

The 5.7-acre site at the Osborne Road site has been released by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

The site has deep water access to Portsmouth Harbour

“The prestigious, historic nature of the site and access to the harbour make Royal Clarence Yard very attractive for marine use,” said Guy Jackson, associate director at agents Lambert Smith Hampton. “The sale will bring huge employment and economic benefits to Gosport while preserving its historic status and underlining the area’s rich marine heritage.”

Rare opportunity

He added: “This rare opportunity forms the next chapter in the story of Royal Clarence Yard which has, over the last ten years, transformed from its original use as a Royal Naval victualling yard into a successful mix of residential, light industry, office and leisure uses.”

The area for sale includes several listed structures including former tank stores, a steam fire engine house, the New South Store, part of the south range of the Cooperage and the southern boundary wall.

The site is in the Royal Clarence Yard Conservation Area.

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Boating Business | Acquisition is finalised

ACQUISITION IS FINALISEDHOME NEWSINDUSTRY NEWS ACQUISITION IS FINALISED03 Dec 2018EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintGroup Beneteau has finalised its acquisition of Delphia YachtsINDUSTRY DATABASEBENETEAU UK LTDGroupe Beneteau has finalised its acquisition of Delphia Yachts.The acquisition covers the design, building and marketing of the Delphia Yachts and Maxi Yachts brands sailing and motor yachts.It was made through a dedicated Polish entity, Stocznia Jachtowa Delphia sp. z.o.o. in which the Group’s Polish subsidiary Ostroda Yachts sp. z.o.o. holds 80% of the share capital, while Delphia Yachts Kot sp. j. retains 20% of the share capital.The acquisition agreement was originally announced by Groupe Beneteau in July 2018.

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Boating Business | Clipper Ventures races into China

CLIPPER VENTURES RACES INTO CHINA

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16 Nov 2018

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Zhang Xiaodong and William Ward OBE celebrate the launch of Clipper Ventures Chinese division Photo: Clipper Ventures

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Clipper Ventures has announced the biggest expansion in its 23 year history with the opening of a new division in China.

The company, organiser of the Round the World Yacht Race, hopes that Clipper China will become the industry leader in the development of offshore training and sailing events in the country.

Together with running its own academies, the new division will build its own one-design keelboats and offshore racing yacht fleets under the aegis of British naval architect Tony Castro Design.

Announcing the news at the first China Sailing Cities forum in Beijing, William Ward OBE, chief executive and co-founder of Clipper Ventures, said: “Interest in sailing in China has never been higher. China has featured on the Clipper race route for the past 14 years. Out of over 40 nationalities of crew, China is now our third highest represented.”

The creation of the new division follows the meeting earlier this year between Clipper Ventures, the GREAT Britain campaign and the yachting associations of China and the UK. This meeting, held during the Clipper 2017-2018 race’s stopover in Qingdao, saw all parties committing to help make China a world sailing force.

Madam Zhang Xiaodong, president of the China Yachting Association, said: “The Clipper race is the most well-known offshore sailing brand in China with the UK respected for its long-standing sailing heritage.”

“The CYA expects to see more than 400 yacht clubs with more than 150,000 sailing participants by 2021, an increase of 150% on the current level,” she added.

Clipper China aims to open its first academy and launch the first yachts in its one-design fleet next year.

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