Boating Business | Companies expand at Hamble Point Marina

COMPANIES EXPAND AT HAMBLE POINT MARINA

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSCOMPANIES EXPAND AT HAMBLE POINT MARINA

14 Oct 2019

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The new Hyde Sails office at Hamble Point Marina

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HAMBLE POINT MARINA

Two of MDL’s long-term tenants at Hamble Point Marina, Hyde Sails and Desty Marine, have moved to new larger onsite premises.

The move by Hyde Sails, into its HQ building has been motivated by growth in the business and the desire to offer a new service to its customers.

“Our new office enables us to offer probably the most convenient sailmaking service possible to customers,” said Hyde Sails owner, Nigel Grogan. “They just need to give us a call and moor up. We are virtually the first building on the Hamble and literally at the water’s edge.”

Yacht repair and refit company Desty Marine, a tenant at the marina for more than 27 years, has experienced growth in recent years that has led to the relocation of the business to the larger sales units to accommodate increased staff and resources as well as providing dedicated meeting space for client, supplier and internal meetings.

“MDL has delivered solutions to every challenge we face as a growing company. The service is impeccable, efficient and effective. For this reason, we have committed to remaining at Hamble point for the long term,” says MD Neil Desty.

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Boating Business | Marlow is the official supplier

MARLOW IS THE OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSMARLOW IS THE OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

14 Oct 2019

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Marlow Ropes is to supply the 11th Hour Racing Team

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Marlow Ropes has signed with 11th Hour Racing as official supplier for the team’s campaign focused on the next edition of The Ocean Race in 2021-2022.

Marlow will supply 11th Hour Racing with high performing lines from the company’s grand prix custom-made series and the Blue Ocean Dockline manufactured from recycled materials.

“Having Marlow running rigging gives our team total confidence knowing that we are working with the highest quality product made by the best in the business, who are industry leaders in introducing the latest sustainable products made from recycled materials,” said Mark Towill, 11th Hour Racing Team.

The team has already been using Marlow ropes during the team’s podium finish at the Azimut Challenge last month and will be in action again with Marlow on-board for the forthcoming Transat Jacques Vabre race.

“A key part of the team’s mission is to highlight ocean health and sustainability and partnering with an elite team like 11th Hour Racing to support these goals is extremely important to us here at Marlow,” added Marlow US manager Forrest Williams.

Marlow has been manufacturing ropes for more than 200 years.

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Boating Business | World Sailing and ICOMIA join forces

WORLD SAILING AND ICOMIA JOIN FORCESHOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSWORLD SAILING AND ICOMIA JOIN FORCES07 Oct 2019EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintWorld Sailing and ICOMIA have joined forces to increase participation in sailing whilst ensuring the sport has a sustainable future Photo: PixabayINDUSTRY DATABASEICOMIAWorld Sailing, the world governing body of the sport and ICOMIA, the global voice of the recreational marine industry, have joined forces to ensure a sustainable future for the sport.World Sailing and ICOMIA have a shared vision to grow participant numbers whilst safeguarding the environment. As part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the two organisations will collaborate on a variety of common interest areas such as vessel recycling, hybrid propulsion and sustainable maintenance.“We cross paths with ICOMIA regularly when lobbying at an international level for the benefit of recreational boating,” said Dan Reading, World Sailing’s head of sustainability. “By joining forces to strengthen the link between the marine industry with end users, we can be more effective in creating a more sustainable sector.”Under the MOU, both organisations will share statistics and data with the aim of increasing the number of people who are active on the water.Increasing the industry’s profileUdo Kleinitz, secretary general of ICOMIA added: “By formalising the strategic partnership with World Sailing, our organisations acknowledge the benefits of the knowledge, resources and positively increasing the industry’s profile.”ICOMIA is an international association and longstanding stakeholder in the working groups of the EU Commission, employing technical and environmental specialists who are already engaged in EU related work. Founded in 1907, World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing and comprises 144 member national authorities, the national governing bodies for sailing around the world and 117 world sailing class associations.

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Boating Business | Sunseeker launches new superyacht division

SUNSEEKER LAUNCHES NEW SUPERYACHT DIVISION

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSSUNSEEKER LAUNCHES NEW SUPERYACHT DIVISION

30 Sep 2019

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The new 161 yacht. Sunseeker is launching a new superyacht division Photo: Sunseeker

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Sunseeker has announced its intention of moving into metal-built yachts with the launch of a dedicated superyacht division.

Announcing the new direction, chief executive Andrea Frabetti also spoke of the company’s ambitions to double the yard’s range to 26 models from 38ft to 50m by 2022. Since 2000 Sunseeker has delivered 137 yachts over 100ft and has now set its sights on a distinctive range of superyachts from 101ft to 161ft.

The expansion of its superyacht line has in part been motivated by the loss of customers as the market moves into larger, metal-built vessels. It has been a long-term ambition of Sunseeker’s to move into metal-hulled designs and the company has now teamed up with Falmouth-based Pendennis and ICON in the Netherlands to realise those plans.

No ceiling

Global sales director, Sean Robertson, added, “A move into metal means there is no ceiling as to how big we can go in the future, but obviously this requires different expertise and so it was essential to find the right partner to support the project.”

Pendennis will build the new 133 yacht with its ‘dramatic new look’, announced earlier this year at Cannes Yachting Festival, whilst ICON will build the flagship 161 yacht at its Harlingen shipyard.

Between 2019 and 2020, Sunseeker plans to invest between £10m and £15m a year in new products, starting with the Hawk 38 and Predator 60 Evo in 2019.

Andrea added: “Looking ahead, we will further develop the framework for the business, aided by a £50m CAPEX investment in R&D, new products, innovation and technology over the next five years.”

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Boating Business | Sailing returns to school curriculum

SAILING RETURNS TO SCHOOL CURRICULUMHOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSSAILING RETURNS TO SCHOOL CURRICULUM12 Sep 2019EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintThe RYA has welcomed news that sailing and windsurfing will once again be taught in schools Photo: RYAINDUSTRY DATABASEROYAL YACHTING ASSOCIATIONSailing and windsurfing will once again be part of PE in schools following a 2018 public consultation by the Department for Education (DfE).The consultation looked at proposals to add activities to the published GCSE, AS and A level PE activity lists. A total of 1,077 responses were received putting forward 82 activities. Sailing and windsurfing are two of 13 new activities that have been added, having been removed in 2014.Sarah Treseder, chief executive of RYA said that the return is a major boost and will help develop the sport. “It opens the door for even more young people to experience sailing and what it can do for their personal development, as well as providing even more variety across the PE curriculum,” she said.Hugely grateful“We are hugely grateful to the many RYA members, affiliated sailing clubs, schools, teachers and parents who supported our campaign for inclusion in the list by responding to the consultation and appreciate the opportunity to have worked with DfE officials and awarding organisations to explain and make the case for the inclusion of sailing and windsurfing.”As the national governing body for sailing and windsurfing, the RYA will now work with the government to develop guidance on how sailing and windsurfing can be taught and assessed in a consistent way.The revised lists will be used from September 2020 onwards.

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Boating Business | FIBRE Mechanics invests

FIBRE MECHANICS INVESTS

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05 Sep 2019

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FIBRE Mechanics new oven was designed in-house

Composite boat builder FIBRE Mechanics has invested in a new 48m hull oven at its Lymington factory.

The oven will be used to cure carbon fibre pre-preg yacht hulls and decks and was designed by the in-house project team.

“We constructed our first pre-preg oven here in the Lymington factory over 25 years ago when we were building a 90ft carbon cruising yacht,” said Gary Vaughan, director of operations. “This new oven has come together far quicker than that one and requires a lot less energy to get up to temperature.

“It’s good to see we have learned something over the years.”

Assembly operations

The new oven has a retractable roof to allow use of the overhead gantry crane during assembly operations and can be sectioned into smaller units as required.

At present it is partitioned to form a 34m oven for the hull of a new project starting this month and a 14m oven for a large vacuum table, currently being used to manufacture bulkheads and structure for the Gunboat 68 catamaran.

Powered by electric heaters, with 15 separate heat inlets, the new oven is capable of raising the temperature to 105° centigrade.

Temperature and vacuum pressure can be controlled, monitored and logged across all component surfaces for cure cycles that are often in excess of 48-hours duration.

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Boating Business | Yacht designer Don Pye dies

YACHT DESIGNER DON PYE DIES

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28 Aug 2019

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Don Pye has died aged 93. Pic: Holman & Pye

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Yacht designer Don Pye has died aged 93 following a heart attack.

Don partnered with Kim Holman in 1964 and the pair formed Holman & Pye, designing yachts for several production yards including Bowman, Wauquiez, Seamaster, Hustler and Oyster.

After David Cooper joined the business, the firm became respected throughout the sailing world for designing practical seagoing yachts with great performance.

The company had a close relationship with Oyster and the boatbuilder’s founder Richard Matthews designing the UFI 34 and other UFO models before the first Oyster branded yacht – the Oyster 37 – in 1978.

Rob Humphreys took over the design of Oyster yachts after Don retired from Holman & Pye in the mid-1990s, with many of his original concepts still incorporated in the yacht designs.

Today around 5,000 yachts designed by Holman & Pye are still sailing around the world – and winning races – including six Rustler 36s that took part in the 2018 Golden Globe race around the world for amateur sailors.

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Boating Business | Vintage boats on show on Isle of Sheppey

VINTAGE BOATS ON SHOW ON ISLE OF SHEPPEYHOME NEWSPROMOTIONSBOAT SHOWS VINTAGE BOATS ON SHOW ON ISLE OF SHEPPEY02 Sep 2019EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintThe ‘Cambria’ sailing barge arriving at Queenborough for the Classic Boat Festival Photo: KentOnlineVintage boat enthusiasts have flocked to the fourth Classic Yacht & Motor Boat Festival at Queenborough Harbour on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.The festival, held on 31 August to 1 September, featured more than 15 boats, tugs and yachts, all designed or built before 1970. Any boat, be it wood, steel, aluminium or fibre glass, sail or steam, is welcome and highlights included a 79 tonne wooden sailing barge and the Hjordis, built in 1956 and restored from wreck after being purchased at auction in 2015.The weekend, which coincides with the 61st round-the-island yacht race is ‘the place to be, if you love old boats’ said Queenborough Harbour operations director, Geoff Reed. Organised by the Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club, the 40-mile endurance race is the UK’s longest dinghy, sailboard and catamaran race.Thames sailing bargeThe Cambria was built of wood at Greenhithe in 1906 and was the last barge to trade entirely under sail, taking her last cargo in 1970. Owned and operated by the Cambria Trust, she was moved from the Dolphin Yard Sailing Museum in Sittingbourne to Sheerness Docks in 2006 and then to Faversham for restoration in 2007, completing in 2011.Another highlight was the much smaller Hjordis, built in 1956 and bought as a wreck at auction in July 2015 by Ian and Jamie Bone. “The poor boat was in a dilapidated state and looking very sorry for itself. Once we started work many marine professionals and shipwrights advised us it may be kinder to get a skip and dispose of her,” said Ian Bone.‘Beauty shines through’When the restoration began to reveal mahogany planks beneath the flaking paint the new owners pressed ahead. “We spent thousands of hours of hard work. Now her beauty now shines through,” said Ian Bone.Another classic is Doris the Thames Bawley, the XPilot, which runs trips to the Second World War Maunsell sea forts, and the Spirit of Sheppey which is reintroducing ferry trips from Queenborough to Southend after a recent engine transplant.

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Boating Business | Pendennis begins 1930s yacht restoration

PENDENNIS BEGINS 1930S YACHT RESTORATION

HOME NEWSBOATBUILDINGBOATBUILDING PENDENNIS BEGINS 1930S YACHT RESTORATION

22 Aug 2019

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The ‘MY Marala’ arrives at Pendennis Shipyard Photo: Jake Sugden

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Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth has begun the restoration of 1930s yacht which was used for naval service during the second world war.

Originally built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1931, the 59m MY Marala will spend the next 18 months undergoing a painstaking restoration, with the team at Pendennis ensuring she retains her original character and pedigree.

Joint MD of Pendennis, Mike Carr, explained: “We pride ourselves on being able to sympathetically balance traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, breathing new life into these historic yachts.”

Unusually for a yacht of this age, Marala has had very few owners. When she came on to the market in 2016, it was for the first time in more than 50 years. As a result, she is one of the few surviving yachts from the 1930s to have maintained her character and basic layout, as well as her original engines.

Celebrating the 1930s

The restoration will see upgrades to the yacht’s steelwork, domestic and electrical systems, harnessing modern engineering methods. Her interior will benefit from a new guest area and London-based design house Muza Lab have been commissioned to bring a new look to the décor that celebrates the 1930s.

The yacht’s exterior will see a number of superstructure modifications that aim to restore her profile closer to the original lines. She will also benefit from a complete paint programme and an upgrade of her teak decks.

“Years of experience working on award winning projects has given our 430 strong workforce not only a broad understanding of the complexities of completing a project such as Marala, but also a deep respect for preserving the heritage of these yachts for generations to come,” concluded Mike.

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Boating Business | Harken on show at SIBS

HARKEN ON SHOW AT SIBS

HOME XPORT BBSOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW HARKEN ON SHOW AT SIBS

Harken’s Fly Block – on show at this year’s SIBS Photo: Harken

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Sailboat hardware and accessories manufacturer, Harken, will be unveiling a range of new products at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show powered by Borrow a Boat.

Among the products the firm will be showing are its high-load Fly Blocks developed specifically for use with high-tech line, Element Blocks and the Reflex 3, its new furling unit for use on larger mono and multihulls.

Fly Blocks

The Fly blocks are available in three sizes – 18, 29 and 40mm – with the larger two featuring a one-piece titanium sheave that doubles as the outer bearing race for their stainless steel ball bearings. Fly Block sideplates are fibre-reinforced composite are suitable for use on foiling dinghies and sport-boats and for vang cascades and backstay systems on Grand-Prix racers.

“Fly Blocks offer the strength previously found only in larger blocks, with increased efficiency, all in a much smaller package,” said Matt Schmidt, leader of the Fly Blocks development project. “Taken together, it means increased potential performance.”

Reflex 3

Following on from the Reflex furling units 1 and 2, Harken now offers the Reflex 3. With a rated maximum working load of 4.5 tonnes the Reflex 3 furls asymmetric spinnakers on monohulls with typical boat lengths of 13 – 17.7m and multihulls of 12 –16.7m; code zero sails on monohulls 12 – 16.5m and multihulls 11–15m.

The 13mm torsion cable combines a layer of steel braid with an 11mm Dyneema core whilst a polymer cable jacket protects against abrasion. Each system comes with an attachment for the bow fitting or sprit and additional attachments are available for increased flexibility.

Element Blocks

Element blocks combine a bearing system with forged aluminium side-plates, designed to protect the fibre-reinforced nylon sheaves, resulting in a block that is said to be durable, efficient and value for money. The range of blocks is offered in singles, doubles, triples, fiddles and footblocks. They accept line from 8 – 16mm and come in 45, 60 and 80mm sizes.

“Element is a product for sailors, no matter if they are cruisers or racers,” said project manager, Jeremy McMahon.

Southampton International Boat Show runs from 13 – 22 September.

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