June 30, 2012

Monthly News - June 2012

- pic of the month- Jarrett Bay at Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Azimut-Benetti Group New Team in Brazil
The Azimut Benetti Group, an ambassador for Made in Italy throughout the world, after having been present through a licensing agreement for more than twenty years in the Brazilian market and selling more than 500 boats, in 2010 has decided to invest in the creation of a new production site in the State of Santa Catarina: Azimut do Brazil. This wholly owned company formed under local law confirms the strategic importance of this market. As from today, the Azimut do Brazil team is pleased to announce the appointment of Davide Breviglieri as its new Managing Director. He will report directly to Paolo Casani, CEO of the Business Line Yachts division. Davide Breviglieri, 45, has lived in Brazil for twelve years and gained invaluable experience with some of the most important Italian multinational companies, enabling him to mature an in-depth understanding of the workings of the Brazilian market. Davide Breviglieri will work alongside Felipe Berra, whose existing responsibilities as supervisor of industrial operations and the supply chain have been stepped up. The new team is to be completed with the arrival of a new CFO, Henrique Toledo, with fifteen years professional experience in the Finance sector. The new team will be responsible for developing production, expertise and synergy between the Italian and Brazilian companies as well as doubling production each year for the next three years. The team aims to reach an average output of 100 boats a year.

Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski
Baglietto’s new styling which will be presented at the 2012 Montecarlo Boat Show will develop under the sign of continuity: the designer Francesco Paszkowski has indeed signed an agreement for the design of the interiors and exteriors of Baglietto’s planing and displacement yachts. The agreement envisages a close cooperation between the La Spezia shipyard and the designer, not only for the completion of the 3 crafts that Baglietto has taken over from the previous ownership (a 44m planing yacht, a 46m and a 53m displacement yacht whose exteriors were designed by Mr Paszkowski), but also for the design of three new projects: a line of 58m steel and aluminium vessels, a line of 37m aluminium planing yachts, and one of 46m aluminium planing crafts, whose design style will set the 'family feeling' of Baglietto yachts over the next few years. These three new projects will by no means break with tradition, but will, rather, epitomise its natural evolution. Besides completing currently ongoing projects, we will offer the new Management our twenty-year experience with the shipyard and our firm's innovative approach, so as to define new projects and make sure Baglietto will maintain its key role in the mega-yacht sector.

Bayliner All Aboard Dealer Event

Bayliner's All Aboard Demo Event is back by popular demand this summer! Each participating Bayliner dealer will host an exclusive on-water demo event featuring free test drives of brand-new Bayliners, as well as a full roster of fun activities for the whole family. Trust us, you don't want to miss your local All Aboard shindig: at least three Bayliner models will be in the water, ready to test drive during the event, including the 175 Bowrider, the best-selling recreational boat of the past 10 years. And best of all, attendees who test drive the 175 can enter to win one! A 2012 175 Bowrider with Bayliner's signature Flight Series Package will be given away as part of this year's All Aboard festivities. There'll be no better opportunity this summer to experience for yourself the unique thrills, rewarding moments and family togetherness that the Bayliner lifestyle delivers – right in your own backyard! So get in on the action by signing up to attend the Bayliner All Aboard Demo Event near you.

Bavaria Pre-Owned Boats
Bavaria is proud to present its new online platform Pre-Owned Boats. The website provides a free online, international marketplace for yachts from official Bavaria dealers. Its sophisticated search functions and settings allow interested parties to quickly and efficiently search for the Bavaria yacht of their dreams. The new Bavaria Pre-Owned Boats website features a wide range of attractive offers from across the Bavaria collections. It draws from Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH’s international dealer network and its diverse portfolio of sailing yachts and motor boats. At the launch of the website there were already 50 pre-owned boats for sale. Filters such as category, location and year of manufacture allow users to search exactly for what they are looking for. Each offer contains technical data, price information and dealer contact details.

Bertram Sponsors Bahamas Billfish Championship 2012
Bertram Yacht, an iconic American brand and legendary manufacturer of luxury sport-fishing yachts, was the title sponsors of the fourth leg of the 2012 Bahamas Billfish Championship in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas held from Wednesday, June 6th through Saturday, June 10th. Bertram participated in the competition with a Bertram 63 Tropicat. The adventures of Tropicat's 63 participation in the tournament are shown on Bertram’s Facebook page.

Beneteau Delivers Fleet of Powerboats for 2012 Londin Olympics
Beneteau, official supplier to the London 2012 Olympic Games, handed over a fleet powerboats to LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) on Saturday 16 of june in a special inauguration ceremony in Weymouth. The fleet of 23 boats worth € 5.4 million will be used to accommodate referees, journalists, organisers and VIPs including royalty during the Olmpic and Paralympic Games. The yachts supplied to LOCOG include the Antares, Swift Trawlers, Gran Turismo and Barracudas, supplied by Beneteau’s network of dealers in the UK. The London 2012 Olympic Games will be held from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September.

Ferretti Pershing Rendez-Vous in Antibes
Last weekend, the Ferretti Yachts and Pershing, brands of the Ferretti Group, leaders of flybridge and open coupé yachts, respectively, were protagonists at the Ferretti Yachts & Pershing Rendez-Vous, an intensive two day event of sea trials at the yacht marina of Port Vauban in Antibes. In collaboration with the French dealer ABYS Yachting, on June 16th and 17th, some of the tops models of the two brands of the Group were made available to clients and prospects, who had the opportunity to experience their performance and seaworthiness, assisted by the technical and marketing staff present at Cote d’Azur as representatives of the two brands. Among other Ferretti Yachts models there was the Ferretti 620, which strikes the right balance with its “compact” and sportive external profile and the high standard of its internal spaces; Ferretti 570, which distinguishes itself for its innovative layout and strong attention to detail given its contemporary design; Ferretti 530, with its slim and aggressive external profile, combining prestige and quality; and, finally, Ferretti 500, the re-examination of the Ferretti 470, with greater liveability, offering a renewed feeling of contemporary classicism, in line with the entire range. As regards Pershing, participants could experience Pershing 74’ at sea, the latest model of the fleet, featuring a slim and sleek design and innovative aerodynamics, as well as Pershing 64’, theBest Selling Model of the range and a great example of typical Pershing design and technology, and Pershing 50.1, an expression of the Next Generation. The atmosphere of this weekend in Antibes was enhanced with the presence of important partners, among the most exclusive international luxury - Jaguar, Parmigiani and Pommery Champagne – who collaborated with Ferretti Yachts and Pershing to successfully organize the Rendez-Vous. Evidence of a shared universe, where excellence lies in the DNA.

Heesen Awarded at Showboats Design Award
Heesen is thrilled to announce that MY Satori has been honoured with yet another award: the Golden Neptune for Best Interior Design in the Semi-Displacement & Planing Motor Yacht category. Held at the Monaco Opera House on Friday June 22, the ShowBoats Design Awards gathered together the crème de la crème of the yachting industry: superyacht Owners, designers and industry leaders all came to celebrate excellence in yacht design. MY Satori was launched back in Spring 2011 and has already received five prizes: Cannes, September 2011 – World Yacht Trophies: Best Design, and Best Layout and Interior Decoration; Principality of Monaco, September 2011 – Prix du Design; Istanbul, May 2012 – World Superyacht Awards: Best Semi-Displacement Motor Yacht; Hong Kong, May 2012 – Asia Boating Award: Best Semi-Custom.

Heesen Team Synergy Win the Match Race
Heesen Yachts, world leader in the design, engineering and construction of luxury superyachts, is thrilled to announce that team Synergy/Heesen won first place in the match race (to stay on top of the season's rankings in that format) and sixth place in fleet racing at the RC44 – Austria Cup, which was held in Gmunden, Lake Traunsee from 30th May to 3rd June. The RC44 Austria Cup is the only leg of this circuit held on a Lake: the high mountains that soar around the racing course create unpredictable wind shifts that make this race extremely challenging and exciting. Team Synergy Heesen hasn't lost a single match race in RC44 for an impressive run of 16 weeks, one of the longest winning streaks in this class’ history. Unfortunately, because of bad weather conditions, only eight races out of twelve could be run. Team Synergy/Heesen led by tactician Ed Baird, with Valentin Zavadnikov and Leonid Lebedev at the helm, chose conservative tactics in the fleet race and achieved sixth position overall. The next legs, which will complete this year’s RC44 circuit are: 18th - 22nd July Marstrand Sweden, 3rd -7th October World Championship Rovinj Croatia.

ISA Yachts New Dealer
International Shipyards of Ancona – ISA, is proud to announce the appointment of Excell Marine as its new sales representative for products in Italy. Excell Marine is a company based in Monte Carlo with a network of company owned offices & dealer showrooms in the Italian territory and a network of qualified brokers and, last but not least, a comprehensive network of Yacht Service Centre to meet customer demands on time. Excell Marine is definitely a premium channel to represent ISA’s Italian quality. The agreement with Excell Marine represents a sales strengthening for ISA in Italy. With a highly skilled professional team, Excell Marine is able to offer high quality service to the most demanding owners.

Jarrett Bay at Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
With challenging wind & sea conditions for much of the 2012 Big Rock tournament, several Jarrett Bay-built boats scratched and clawed their way to the forefront. The Flybuoy’s winning 499 lb. fish was caught on the first day of the tournament, and with building seas throughout the rest of the week, the 120 boat fleet largely struggled to outdo them. On Day 2 however, Jarrett Bay hull 22, Inspiration, captained and owned by Big Rock director Casey Wagner, boated a 437 lb blue which turned out good for 2nd place and more than 212,000 dollars. The Inspiration also released an additional blue marlin, 1 sail and 1 white marlin during the first 3 days of fishing. The 64′ Bench Mark, JB hull 55, started the week with an extremely hot hand. On Saturday’s Keli Wagner Lady Angler’s Tournament, the crew released two blue marlin for third place in this one day event. The ladies on hull 21, Chainlink outdid the Bench Mark for second place in the KWLA by releasing two blue marlin and 1 white. Islander took first with four releases. Jarrett Bay hull 11, Bill Collector also released two billfish. Bench Mark built on their strong showing at the KWLA by scoring a billfish grand slam on Day 1 of the Big Rock – releasing a white marlin, blue marlin and then a sailfish over the course of about 4 hours on Monday. On the final day of Big Rock fishing, hull 8, Fishing Partner was one of two boats to deck a blue marlin early in the morning. Captain Daryl Brower and team continued fishing and released 2 white marlin before heading to the scales. Both blues brought to the scales on Saturday however were under the tournament minimum. Also on the final day of fishing, Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales’ salesman Peter Dubose captained the Accordingly III to the top of the gamefish “Winner Take All” category, with a 32 lb dolphin which earned them over $77,000!

Jet Tern Selene European Dealer Network
JetTern Marine, the famous builder of the Selene Trawlers and Yachts, has improved the European dealer network. There was a demand for a more expanded, professional and stronger dealer body in Europe in place before the new range Explorer Yachts, such as the Selene 78 and 92, begin arriving on the market. Most of this expansion has already happened and Selene Yachts Europe is now preparing a new marketing campaign focused on the European market. Important for full customer satisfaction is after sales, which plays a major and important role in the Selene Yachts organization. Because maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty is a target of Selene Yachts, the organization has a dedicated European collaboration where it comes to servicing your yacht. The dealers of Selene Yachts provide you with the best possible assistance, wherever you are in Europe. At this moment Selene Yachts Europe has operative four offices all over Europe and new service point are being appointed in special territories. An overview of these offices can be found on our website Selene Yachts Europe.

Jet Tern Selene on Social Media
Now you can also find Selene Yachts on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. These types of social media provide an excellent way of staying up-to-date with our latest activities. We post news items on a weekly basis and tweet interesting facts about the latest developments within Selene Yachts. We will also upload videos to YouTube on a regular basis and we will provide information about the several yachts under construction. Click on the logos for our corporate pages.

Moonen Welcomes World Press
The annual Yacht Valley Press Tour sees the leading boating magazines dispatch their top journalists to Holland. They choose which yards to visit and we were delighted to welcome so many of them to Moonen for a special press day. This was a very successful event that included a cruise onboard the brand-new Moonen 82 Alu Fast Displacement. Fast Displacement was also our theme for the press day fleet.

Overmarine Group Extends its Team
Overmarine Group continues its growth and is successfully on truck with its expansion strategy. The Group is still proceeding its investments in the American market through the enhancement of its team of managers and has appointed Stefano Arlunno as the new Area Manager for the Americas. Stefano Arlunno was born and brought up inTurin, Italy, where he graduated as an Engineer at the Turin Polytechnic in2004. He has been working in the yacht business for 12 years, operating for the most famous shipyards in Italy, United Arab Emirates and United States as supervisor, responsible for after sales, customer care and dealer network development, especially in the American market. Mr Arlunno brings a vast amount of experience and local knowledge to the position, and he will contribute to the development of a stronger Mangusta Brand Awareness. His main activities will be to support and collaborate with Overmarine’s exclusive Dealer for the US and the Canadian markets, Marine Max, and to develop the sales network and the Overmarine Group & Mangusta brand awareness in Latin America. Moreover he will find adequate dealers in new markets and support Francesco Frediani, Commercial Director of Overmarine Group, in developing and maintaining the worldwide strategic distribution and promotion network. Stefano Arlunno will be based in the Overmarine offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Overmarine New Chief Communication Officer
Maurizio Balducci, Overmarine Group’sCEO, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Isabella Picco as ChiefCommunication Officer of Overmarine Group Mangusta. Isabella has a vast experience in the yachtbusiness, where she has been successfully operating for several years. We are confident that her contribution willgive additional value to the strategicupgrade of Overmarine Group & Mangusta Brand Awarness in both traditional markets and emerging marketsof the Far East and Latin America. Mrs Isabella Picco will be replacing MrsPatrizia Rovaris who successfully launched this task and to whom OvermarineGroup wishes the best for the continuation of her brilliant career.

Princess Yachts Join Queens Birthday and Jubilee in Beirut
Chehab Marine, distributor of Princess yachts in the Lebanon and Middle East, joined the British Embassy in Beirut to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday and Diamond Jubilee celebrations. In honour of the occasion the British Ambassador to Lebanon, Tom Fletcher, hosted a glamorous reception at Zaitunay Bay, Beirut. The celebrations were part of the embassy’s GREAT British Week in Beirut, a showcase of Great British craftsmanship, and a display of five Princess yachts lined the red carpet creating a fitting centrepiece to the event where Ambassador Fletcher greeted VIP guests. The flybridge of an 85ft Princess was then transformed into an impromptu stage where Classical singer Tania Kassis performed the Lebanese and British national anthems and Vice Prime Minister Samir Mokbel, Minister of Tourism Fadi Abboud and MP Yassine Jaber joined Ambassador Fletcher in a toast to Her Majesty the Queen. An orchestra provided entertainment throughout evening while VIP guests, including current and former ministers, foreign ambassadors, businessmen and members of the British community, enjoyed cocktails and canapés on what was a truly special occasion.

Riviera Festival Brings High Spirits
Thousands of Riviera owners and enthusiasts soaked up the vibrant atmosphere at the inaugural Riviera Festival and Boat Show held May 24 to 27. The four day event hosted by Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury boat builder also featured the world release of Riviera’s new flagship model, the 75 Enclosed Flybridge, and the world boat show debut of the new Belize 52 Motoryacht and the announcement of the new Riviera 49 Enclosed Flybridge due for release in mid-2013. More than 80 individual educational and social events exclusively for Riviera owners, proved extremely popular with owners such as Alastair Duffield from the Gold Coast, Alan Edwards from Sydney, and Julio Diaz from Puerto Rico and Kim Labuschagne from South Africa who have all said it was a great four days of learning and fun. There was plenty to see and do over the four day event with Riviera’s $20 million new boat display showcasing the latest new models from Australia’s most awarded pleasure boat builder. The educational sessions taught Riviera owners valuable lessons on how to drive their boats, how to maintain their boats, navigation and electronics through to selecting a soft furnishing palette and understanding the process of desalination. The factory tours gave many owners a first-hand experience on the boat building process and revealing the true integrity of their boats and a premium brokerage display. The official Riviera Festival partners for 2012 were Aqualuma, Raymarine, CAT Marine Power, Cummins, Furuno, Simrad, NAVnet, Volvo Penta, Aurora Yacht Logistics, R Electronics, Dockwise Yacht Transport, Nuplex Composites, Peters & May, Seakeeper, Cummins Onan Marine Generators, Horizon Reverse Osmosis, Man, and Twin Disc. They each had interactive displays at the Technology Showcase on the waterfront, which also attracted a lot of interest. The Riviera Fesitval boasted free entry, free parking and easy access with many owners choosing to arrive by boat including Darren and Nicole Freeman with their two children Jack, 14, and Ally, 12. Mrs Freeman said the Festival was ‘excellent’. Riviera’s director of brand and communication Stephen Milne said it was pleasing to see more than 600 people attend the cocktail party and Gala dinner held on Friday and Saturday evenings respectively. The 2013 Riviera Festival will be held at Riviera’s Coomera facility from May 23 to 26.

Riviera Sees Strong Sales
The latest models from Riviera, Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury boat builder has attracted strong international interest with 50 per cent of retail sales confirmed over the four days of the Riviera Festival and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show coming from overseas customers. Riviera achieved more than AUD$10 million in retail sales as a direct result of the Festival and Sanctuary Cove boat shows including a new 63 Enclosed Flybridge bound for Puerto Rico, a 45 Enclosed Flybridge bound for Phuket in Thailand, a 5000 Sport Yacht to Florida, a 4400 Sport Yacht to Sydney and several ‘off the plan’ orders for the new 49 Enclosed Flybridge, which was announced at the opening of the shows and is due for release mid-2013. Riviera’s director of brand and communications Stephen Milne said the results from the Riviera Festival and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show was extremely pleasing. Riviera Syndication also achieved strong sales at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Managing Director John Russell said they had sold three shares in the 5800 Sport Yacht located in Sydney and two shares in the 5800 Sport Yacht based at Sanctuary Cove. Overall, Riviera’s international sales success is a positive sign that the global boating market is on the rise and the company looks forward to future success at next year’s shows. The 2013 Riviera Festival will be held at Riviera’s Coomera facility from May 23 to 26. For more information or priority registrations contact your dealer.

Sealine Wins Second Rosba Gold for Safety
Following on from their success in 2011 Sealine have been awarded their second Gold Award for Safety from RoSPA - the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The prestigious award is part of the Occupational Health and Safety Awards for 2012 and is in recognition of the work Sealine have undertaken during the year and their continuing commitment to accident ill health and prevention. The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. The scheme does not just look at accident records, it also evaluates entrants’ overarching health & safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement. The Gold Award compliments Sealine’s accreditations to BS OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, both of which showcase the company’s modern approach to managing risk and environmental sustainability.

Sealine Opens Office in Fort Lauderdale
Leading luxury British boat builder, Sealine International, have opened a new sales office in the USA. Located in Fort Lauderdale the office is the headquarters for Sealine Yachts America, LLC. Sealine is returning to the US with an exciting line of up of new models which have been tailored for the American market. The models which include new SC42i Sports Cruiser and C48 Coupe, together with the T50 Flybridge Motor Yacht will be available for customers and dealers to view from the end of this month. The very latest model from the Sealine stable, the F48 Flybridge Motor Yacht, will be launched in the Autumn in time for the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Sealine will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Michigan Bay Harbour In-Water Boat Show from 15th to 17th June at Bay Harbour Lake Marina. Jason Hudson, Director of New Business Development, will be attending the show with Sealine’s new SC42i Sports Coupe with IPS pod drives. A bold and innovative new design, offering more social space than on any other cruiser of this size, the SC42 is perfect for outdoor living and can be transformed from wind in the hair boating to full protection in a matter of seconds

Sea Ray Announces New Jet Boat Intiative
Sea Ray announced today that it will launch a new sport boat series featuring the very latest in jet propulsion technology. Sea Ray is slated to launch a 21-foot sport boat in fall 2012, followed shortly by a 24-foot model. Weber Motor, an award-winning, independent company based in Markdorf, Germany, has earned accolades for its marine, off-road and on-road engines. With these advances in propulsion, Sea Ray continues to deliver its unique brand promise.

Sunreef Invited as Speaker in Polish Chinese Trade Forum
On30-31 May 2012, Sunreef Yachts’ President, FrancisLapp, and Senior Sales Executive, Rafal Lenartowski, tookpart in the Polish-Chinese Trade Forum in Beijing organizedjointly by the Polish Ministry of Economy and the ChinaCouncil for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT),with the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce(ACFIC). The conference was led by Deputy Prime Minister ofPoland, Waldemar Pawlak. Sunreef Yachts, one ofPoland’s best known brands in the luxury sector, was aspeaker during the prestigious conference that featuredpresentations and case studies from some of the mostsuccessful companies from both countries. It is the secondtime that Sunreef Yachts has accompanied the PolishGovernment’s business missions abroad, with the firstdelegation held in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in late April2012.

Sunseeker Helps Launch New Marine Center
Sunseeker International has selected The Bournemouth & Poole College as its education partner for the new Marine Technology Centre at its Poole campuses in Dorset. The college will open a new Marine Technology Centre by this September this year. There will be upwards of 70 places available for Sunseeker apprentices and capacity for over 250 at the new dedicated marine training facility, which will cover all aspects of the industry at both a craft and higher technical level. Alex Bowman, Sunseeker Training Manager, explained the philosophy behind the partnership. Although the bulk of funding for the project is through Bournemouth & Poole College, Sunseeker is sourcing essential equipment from its own supply chain to train apprentice engineers and boat builders. Cummins Onan has agreed to supply a marine generator and Southampton-based CJR Propulsion is supplying boat propellers and shafts. The Bournemouth & Poole College is funding the new centre with an investment of £250,000. They are also recruiting marine specialists to deliver the training in addition to support from Sunseeker. Principal, Lawrence Vincent will unveil the new Marine Technology Centre in August. Existing Sunseeker apprentices, as well as new recruits, will get the centre off to a flying start. Moving into marine engineering is a natural extension of the college's core areas of expertise as the places planned for the new Marine Technology Centre will cover all aspects of the leisure marine industry sector, from marine mechanical and electrical engineering, to traditional boat building carpentry. The Bournemouth & Poole College is a large further education college with an Ofsted Grade 2 (good), with outstanding elements in employer engagement, and an excellent reputation for delivering training and apprenticeships to local businesses.

Wider Winner of Robb's Report Best of Best
Wider 42’ has been named the winner of the Robb Report’s Best of the Best 2012 prestigious award. Every year Robb Report magazine, the American publication which represents an authority in luxury lifestyle, conducts a series of tests across categories to find the best of luxury, including cars, yachts, watches, resorts and wines. The winners list is presented in the just-released June issue. Wider 42’ was in short list for the “Best Production Boat” prize together with Frauscher 1017 Gt, Azimut 45, Riva Iseo and Wally One, and she has been chosen “for having successfully redefined the weekend-cruiser category”. Wider 42’, a project developed in 2010 by Tilli Antonelli and designed by Fulvio De Simoni, is an open yacht unique in her design offering an automatic patented system which makes it possible to double the cockpit surface and reach an extraordinary stability in just 12 seconds. A day cruiser ready to satisfy a wide range of demands, throughout a variety of solutions unthinkable until now for boats this size. The latest version of this boat is the Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition which is characterized by a new layout of the cockpit.

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