woensdag, oktober 17, 2018

VOR ramps up sponsors’ corporate, media impact

THE HAGUE _ The 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s premier fully-crewed round the world race that ended here in June, was a significant...

Shipwright Ventis invests in 50m spray cabin

ENKHUIZEN _ Ventis, the Dutch shipwright handling carpentry and repair works on wooden boats, has invested in a 50m (164ft.) spray cabin to work...

HISWA In-Water off to flying start in new venue

LELYSTAD _ The 2018 HISWA in Water Boat Show (Sept. 5-9) was a sold-out event in a spectacular new venue, living up to its...

Large-storage, solid-state LIB batteries on horizon?

LEUVEN, Belgium _ Imec, a 7-nation organization of 4,000 or so university researchers in nano-electronics and digital technologies reports a breakthrough in boosting the...

HISWA in-Water: new home in prime boating hub

LELYSTAD _ The 2018 HISWA in-Water show (Sep. 5-9) opens in new quarters, keen to make good on its claim of being “the most...

METSTRADE: annual salute to unsung heroes

AMSTERDAM – Yacht builders and designers are feted at black-tie events in swanky places. If not for METSTRADE, the people who make the stuff that...

Balk completes My Dancing Hare refit

URK _ My Dancing Hare (photo), a 57m steel-hulled, Amels-built superyacht, is back on the briny  after a 6-month refit at Balk Shipyard, a...

As teak’s balmy days wane, Esthec shows way forward

                             We recently reported that teak is becoming pricey and its...

Volvo Ocean Race: Mastervolt’s masterpiece

AMSTERDAM _ The end of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race means Mastervolt gets ready for its usual post-event analysis. The Dutch company installed identical...

The teak dilemma: scarcer, pricier, less available

In a 2-part series, we look at teak on yachts. Its appeal endures. But tougher logging rules hike prices. If superyacht owners were n't so picky, “we...