woensdag, december 12, 2018

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...

Piet Brouwer completes extensive refits

URK _ Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology, the Dutch specialist in turnkey electrotechnical systems, has completed work on 4 yacht refits and upgrades. On the 34m, Vitters-built...

MarQuip opens new engineering plant

ALBLASSERDAM – Superyacht exhaust system maker MarQuip has opened a new facility in this town on the outskirts of Rotterdam. The company’s specialist knowhow...