Boating Business | Diverse Yachts and C-Designs to merge

DIVERSE YACHTS AND C-DESIGNS TO MERGE

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07 Nov 2018

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Marine technology companies Diverse Yachts and C-Designs are to merge

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DIVERSE PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS

Marine technology companies Diverse Yachts and C-Designs are to merge.

The two companies have been working closely together for several years on yacht racing technology with the new organisation – Diverse Performance Systems – aimed at providing a better service to the global high-performance yacht racing and superyacht industry.

“The merger means our clients will be able to take advantage of a one stop shop for the design, installation and optimisation of all on-board systems,” said C-Designs owner and founder Nick McGarry who will lead the new company as MD. “The two companies have worked closely in the past but now we can provide our clients with a single point of contact for sales, design, project management and ongoing support.”

Packages

He added: “Diverse Performance Systems can now provide owners and builders with fully-integrated systems packages which combine all the yacht’s control, monitoring and sailing instruments into efficient centralised systems.”

Graham Lewis of C-Designs will become technical director. Diverse Yachts director and co-founder Lou Varney will step back from the day to day running of the business after more than 30 years at the helm.

New company

He will instead take on a consultancy role to support the new company and will also continue to lead composite manufacturer Tropical Engineering.

Diverse Yachts supplies custom marine electronics, technical hardware and load cells, while C-Designs designs, manufactures and integrates yacht hydraulics, electrics and mechanical and electronic control systems.

Diverse Performance Systems will be based at Hamble-le-Rice.

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Boating Business | BM takes on London On-Water

BM TAKES ON LONDON ON-WATER

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23 Oct 2018

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British Marine has partnered with Informa Exhibitions to deliver the London On-Water Boat Show

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British Marine is to partner with Informa Exhibitions to deliver the London On-Water Boat Show.

The show takes place at St. Katharine Docks, London, each May.

The alliance is designed to develop and enhance the event for exhibitors, sponsors and visitors following in the wake of the demise of the London Boat Show.

“We are delighted to confirm our partnership with London On-Water Boat Show and are very excited to be working with them to deliver a world class luxury event in this historic location at the heart of the capital,” said BM CEO, Lesley Robinson.

And she said the signing of the London On-Water Boat Show deal demonstrates BM’s continued commitment to showcasing the industry through live events.

Following the cancellation of LBS, a working group headed up by Ian Cooke, BM president elect, was set up with representation from across the industry.

The group is tasked with exploring further opportunities to represent other aspects of the sector including regional shows.

Informa PLC also runs Monaco Yacht Show and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

London On-Water Boat Show 2019 will run from May 9 – 12.

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Boating Business | Alex Thomson newbuild will have zero emissions

ALEX THOMSON NEWBUILD WILL HAVE ZERO EMISSIONSHOME NEWSECO AWARENESS ALEX THOMSON NEWBUILD WILL HAVE ZERO EMISSIONS24 Oct 2018EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintHUGO BOSS current boat Credit Alex Thomson RacingAlex Thomson Racing has underlined its commitment to sustainability by declaring an ambition to race around the world without the use of fossil fuels on its new IMOCA 60 yacht.Earlier this year the team announced plans to build the multi-million-pound HUGO BOSS with the aim of becoming the first non-French team to win the Vendée Globe race in 2020-2021. Now, well into the build process, the team has partnered with Finland-headquartered Oceanvolt to switch to an electric motor and batteries charged by onboard solar panel technology.“Battery power is really the heart of the boat,” explained Alex Thomson Racing’s technical director Ross Daniel. “It’s crucial for communication, navigation and the running of both the onboard water maker and the autopilot.”Energy efficiencySolar panels will be located across the deck with consideration of the duration of the race and conditions that the boat will be exposed to ensuring enough energy will be delivered.Ross added: “We’re confident that, by working closely with the team at Oceanvolt in the lead up to the Vendée Globe in 2020, we can develop a performance system which is clean, safe, efficient and wholly reliable.”Skipper Alex noted that while there is a perception that implementing more sustainable systems can bring about a performance disadvantage, ‘integrating more sustainable systems could actually deliver certain advantages and that’s an exciting prospect for our team’.HUGO BOSS is designed by French naval architectural firm VPLP Design in conjunction with Alex Thomson Racing’s design and technical team, led by Peter Hobson.SHARE THIS ARTICLE

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Boating Business | Bavaria shifts all production to Germany

BAVARIA SHIFTS ALL PRODUCTION TO GERMANY

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18 Oct 2018

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Pressing the restart button at Bavaria Yachts and activating the demoulding of the first hull in the production line. (From left) Dr Tobias Brinkmann, Dr Ralph Kudla, Kai Brandes, Erik Appel and Christian Hartmann. Credit: Bavaria Yachts

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Bavaria Yachts will once again build its boats 100% in Germany and plans for them to bear the company’s seal of quality ‘Made in Giebelstadt’.

Both sailing and motor yachts will be manufactured and handed over to customers in Franconia. The R55 motor yacht, previously produced in Croatia, will for the first time be hand-built at the company’s headquarters in the first half of 2019. The moulds and tools are currently being transported from Croatia to Germany and installed in Bavaria Yachts’ Giebelstadt production facility.

“We want our outstandingly well trained and committed employees to develop and build all our yachts primarily under own management,” explained MD Erik Appel, who has also been COO of the company since December 2017.

Narrower focus

The current portfolio includes 26 models – within the next three years it is to be focused on 10 to 12 models which are efficient and popular in the market, said Erik.

C65, presented in 2018 but not successful, will no longer be built; the E-Line (electric propulsion and hybrid yachts) has been discontinued, stated Bavaria Yachts.

The C50 sailing yacht has been removed from series production and technically reworked as a prototype. It is expected to return to series production from November 2018.

The findings from this process will now be transferred to the flagship C57 and its little sister C45. The C57 is currently on the production line and at the same time the findings from the C50 are being made use of in the ongoing production of the C57.

Moderate new developments are planned from 2019, added the company, which was last year brought by a private equity fund advised by German investment company CMP Capital Management-Partners.

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Boating Business | Four new Beneteau First line yachts

FOUR NEW BENETEAU FIRST LINE YACHTSHOME NEWSINDUSTRY NEWS FOUR NEW BENETEAU FIRST LINE YACHTS09 Oct 2018EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintThe four First yachts have a carbon mast, a very stable hull, and a wide cockpit. Credit: BeneteauINDUSTRY DATABASEBENETEAU UK LTDBeneteau has revived its legendary First line, launching four 14- to 27-foot high-performance sailing yachts.The four First yachts have a carbon mast, a very stable hull, and a wide cockpit. They also have the best sail area-to-weight ratio on the market, said Beneteau. Designed like a skiff, the 67kg vessels can be rigged to suit crew numbers and ability.Built to plans by architect Sam Manuard, the First 14, 18, 24 and 27 are original designs of Seascape, the Slovenian boatyard that Beneteau brought in July, marking its return to the competitive sailing segment.Strong managementThe management team in charge of developing the new First line is made up from both Beneteau and Seascape and will be taking the new sailing yachts on a world tour of the autumn boat shows.Luc Joëssel, who is also the Figaro Beneteau 3 leader, alongside Gianguido Girotti and Luca Brancaleon (BENETEAU’s general managers), Kristian Hajnsek and Andraz Mihelin (Seascape’s co-founders and managers) and François Coutant (who has facilitated the development of the Slovenian brand and its products since 2009), make up the collaborative team.Seascape’s financial and business model is perceived as a real start-up in the traditional boating industry and Beneteau has decided to embrace this agility to give the First line a new lease of life.This approach is in coherence with the ‘Transform to Perform’ strategy that has been in place since Hervé Gastinel took over the management of Group B

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Boating Business | New director at Sportsboat World

NEW DIRECTOR AT SPORTSBOAT WORLD

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28 Sep 2018

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Simon Russell will lead the manufacture and distribution of the SB20

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Simon Russell has joined Sportsboat World as director to lead the manufacturer and worldwide distribution of the SB20.

Simon, aka ‘Fumesy’ has more than 25 years’ experience in the marine business including 11 years as corporate sales manager at Musto, where he focused on growing the team sales business. He also spent ten years at Jack Holt as a technical sales manager in the dinghy and keelboat hardware division.

“The knowledge, expertise and experience that Simon brings to our company will further strengthen the position of the SB20 as the leading strict one-design 6m racing keelboat,” said CEO Tony Castro.

“He is fully committed to working with our international network of stakeholders: the SB20 class, the world council, owners and fans, to get the SB20 to the next stage while preserving the ethos of this unique class.”

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Boating Business | Moody Decking to supply Dek-King

MOODY DECKING TO SUPPLY DEK-KING

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01 Oct 2018

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Dek-King Distribution UK has signed a partnership with Moody Decking

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Dek-King Distribution UK (DKDUK) has signed a partnership with teak deck manufacturer, Moody Decking & Services.

Through the agreement, Moody Decking, that designs, builds and fits natural teak yacht decking, will now offer Dek-King 2G premium synthetic teak decking for the first time.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Moody Decking that has a wealth of experience working with traditional teak,” said James Gant, DKDUK MD.

“This partnership continues our expansion in the South of England by combining the ultimate alternative to teak with the highest levels of service.”

Supply partner

The new partnership comes nine months after Wilks, the global manufacturer of Dek-King 2G synthetic teak, announced DKDUK as its chosen partner to supply the UK for the Dek-King range.

Chris Berry, Wilks joint MD, added: “The new partnership showcases not only the growing popularity of synthetic teak but also the strength of the Dek-King product. Moody’s has a strong reputation in traditional teak decks and we are delighted to see them choose Dek-King as their synthetic teak of choice.”

The addition of Dek-King widens Moody’s portfolio to provide high-quality teak alternative, featuring 2G technology and lifelike/enhanced graining that differs between planks.

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Boating Business | Last chance for used boats

LAST CHANCE FOR USED BOATS

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01 Oct 2018

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Last chance for boats at no reserve auction

Dozens of project boats at Maylandsea’s Blackwater Marina will be given a last chance at a no reserve auction.

The auction will take place on Sunday October 7 with three months free storage included with every boat sold.

“We have at least 20 boats that have become our property in lieu of debt,” said marina manager Beccs Polden. “At least another five, some afloat and others ashore, are being sold by owners who are no longer using them.”

Historic

“It’s sad, but we want to do our very best to find homes for them all and give them a chance to be enjoyed.”

Boats to be sold will range from small sailing cruisers to an historic tug with 6% of all proceeds going to three charities, the RNLI, Maldon Sea Cadets and GAIN that funds research into the rare viral condition Guilain-Barré Syndrome. The day will also include a boat jumble and on-water events.

Auction details, bidding registration forms and listings of boats for sale will appear on www.blackwater-marina.co.uk.

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Boating Business | Golden Globe Race sailors rescued

GOLDEN GLOBE RACE SAILORS RESCUED

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24 Sep 2018

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Abhilash Tomy lying injured in his bunk. Credit: Photo Nick Jaffe/PPL/GGR

Injured Golden Globe Race solo sailor Abhilash Tomy has been rescued by a French fisheries patrol vessel on the fourth day of a harrowing ordeal adrift in the Southern Ocean following a vicious storm.

Osiris reached Abhilash’s dismasted yacht Thuriya approximately 1,900m SW of Perth Western Australia after it was hit by a 70 knot storm and 15m seas and rolled through 360°, injuring the Indian Navy commander’s back and leaving him confined to his bunk.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Canberra, which coordinated the rescue, reported: “Tomy is concious, talking and onboard the Orisis.  Australian and Indian long range P8 Orion reconnaissance aircraft are circling overhead.”

39-year-old Abhilash, who was in third place with his ketch rigged yacht before the storm hit, was able to communicate with race organisers using a texting unit, after his satellite phone was broken.

In addition, fellow GGR skipper Gregor Mcguckin, whose yacht Hanley Energy Endurance was also rolled and dismasted in the same storm, has been picked up safely from his yacht.

The 32-year old Irishman had hand-steered his yacht for four days under jury rig. He had not declared an emergency but had asked for a controlled evacuation given the remote location and condition of his yacht.

Osiris is now proceeding to Ile de Amsterdam where the sailors will receive medical attention.

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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.

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