Superyacht Moonraker on Display at Miami Boat Show

On exhibit will be the 49.9m open superyacht Mooraker at the Miami Boat Show, which opens on Thursday, February 12. Moonraker is the eighth yacht in the Mangusta 165 series, but is the first for the Italian shipyard with the E designation, standing for Evolution. Designed by Stefano Righini, Mookraker has a bespoke interior  hat…

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CRN Yachts Presents Industrial Relaunch Plan

CRN, the brand of the Ferretti Group specializing in production of 50m to 90m steel and aluminum yachts, has presented its plan to relaunch the shipyard to take place from 2015 through 2019, along with the company’s strategy for reorganization, relating to the workloads and initiatives in support of the overall plan.The brand intends to…


2014 Yacht Brokerage Sales End on a Good Note

Let’s hope that 2015 begins on the same note that 2014 ended. Sales volumes of American boat brokerages increased in December to 1,623 boats, up by 6 percent compared to December 2013. It was the first month in 2014 in which the number of boats sold exceeded the number of units from the same month…


Yacht Refit Sector Continues to Resurge

Yacht refits, more than simply preventive maintenance work, appear to continue on an uptick. According to officials from a Fort Lauderdale-based yard, 2014 showed a busy summer and autumn, months when work of that type is usually slow in the United States. The scope of the refit work is trending toward paint jobs, extensions, cosmetic…

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Yachts Sales Achieved Double Digit Growth For December

Continuing to show surprising strength as the year ends, recreational boat sales achieved double-digit gains in December for the second month in a row. An increase of 17.7 percent to 2,862 boats from the same month a year earlier in the main powerboat segments, coupled with a 16.8 percent gain industrywide to 4,179, brought sales…