Category: Boat Business

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MOANA 56 ASIA BOATING AWARD

MOANA 56 ASIA BOATING AWARD

The Moana 56 has been awarded Asia Boating’s ‘Best multihull motoryacht over 50ft’ against some stiff competition. The vessel was also nominated for ‘Best Asian-built yacht’. With a hull designed by Auckland’s Stimson Yacht Design and Naval Architecture and the interior/exterior designed by Wong Yacht Design in Shenzhen, China, it is a testament to the...

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BRP BUYS AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST BOAT BUILDER

BRP BUYS AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST BOAT BUILDER

On May 2, BRP announced an agreement to acquire 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater Pty, Ltd (‘Telwater’), Australia’s leading manufacturer of aluminium boats and trailers. When the acquisition’s completed, Paul Phelan, Telwater’s current owner and Managing Director who started as a welder with the company 30 years ago, will continue to play an...

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LUSTY & BLUNDELL TO DISTRIBUTE SPINLOCK

LUSTY & BLUNDELL TO DISTRIBUTE SPINLOCK

Lusty & Blundell Ltd is to distribute the prestigious Spinlock range in New Zealand. The range encompasses three categories: Control, Protect and Sense. It includes the Spinlock cleat, clutch and rope control units; award-winning Deckvest lifejackets, harnesses and personal equipment ranges; and a wide range of sensors specifically designed for performance sailing. Used by superyacht...

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TRANSITION TO NEW SAFETY SYSTEM COMPLETE

TRANSITION TO NEW SAFETY SYSTEM COMPLETE

On May 1 the last of almost 1200 commercial operators transferred to the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS). “It has been a successful, five-year process,” says Maritime NZ Deputy Director, Compliance, Pelin Fantham. MOSS was introduced in July 2014, and Maritime NZ ran a gradual transition to help make the change from the old...

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MCLAY AMPHIBIOUS RAPTOR

MCLAY AMPHIBIOUS RAPTOR

McLay Boats has released a new amphibious model called the 741 Raptor. Based around McLay’s popular and capable 741 Hardtop, the 741 Raptor features on-land as well as on-water capabilities, thanks to a Tectrax amphibious electric all-wheel-drive system. The Raptor breaks new ground for amphibious vessels with an allelectric tricycle undercarriage that retracts completely into...

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New faces

New faces

Lusty & Blundell Ltd has added Peter Legg to its account management team. Legg has 20 years experience in the marine industry, including assistant manager for the United Kingdom’s largest chandlery. “Peter’s skills and experience in wholesale and retail sales, account management and business development, make him the perfect fit for our fast-expanding sales team,”...

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ELITE AT43 LEAVES THE MOULD

ELITE AT43 LEAVES THE MOULD

The first fibreglass Elite AT43 hull came out of the mould at Allan Tongs Boat Builders (ATBB) on Tuesday May 7, looking beautifully straight and fair. The AT43 is a Bill Upfold design for moulded GRP construction. Bulkheads and engine girders were installed prior to releasing the hull from the mould and the team at...

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MONTE CARLO 52 AT CANNES

MONTE CARLO 52 AT CANNES

The Beneteau Monte Carlo 52 will be launched in September 2019 at the Cannes Yachting Festival. This elegant contemporary French cruiser is over 16 metres long and boasts enhanced spaces, light and comfort. Her distinctive exterior style is the work of Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard; Andréani Design is responsible for the interior accommodation. The...

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STABI BOSS IN HALL OF FAME

STABI BOSS IN HALL OF FAME

Stabicraft owner Paul Adams has joined the ranks of illustrious marine industry movers and shakers, inducted into the Hall of Fame at the recent Hutchwilco Boat Show. Adams started Stabicraft in the late 1980s and has nurtured it into one of New Zealand’s most important marine businesses. It has built more than 13,000 boats and...

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GULFLAND MARINE MERCURY DEALER OF THE YEAR

GULFLAND MARINE MERCURY DEALER OF THE YEAR

Gulfland Marine, located on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, has been named Mercury Marine’s New Zealand Dealer of the Year for 2018. “I sincerely congratulate everyone involved,” said Will Sangster, General Manager of Mercury (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific). “Craig Lewis and his team have put in a huge effort to build a great dealership and the results...

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