Category: Boat Business

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MARITIMO MOVES INTO HIGHER GEAR

MARITIMO MOVES INTO HIGHER GEAR

Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo’s global outreach strategy is pushing strongly into Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. The company is on target to increase its global sales into these markets, predicting more than 50 percent of its overall production this financial year will be exported offshore. CEO Garth Corbitt said the...

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Sales team boost at Laurie Collins

Sales team boost at Laurie Collins

Laurie Collins Marine has employed two more experienced yachtsmen to sell X Yachts and other vessels from franchises the company represents. X Yachts produce a wide range of models very suited to the needs of NZ sailors. A new X38 is due in the country before Christmas. Josh Wijohn, above centre, grew up in Auckland and...

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New Flagship from Aquila

New Flagship from Aquila

Aquila has a legacy of quality, innovation, and performance. The new Aquila 70 global cruising yacht is again a stunning example of this. No surprise, the yacht features multiple elements of technology, design, versatility and utility – from the spacious and flexible salon layouts to the entertaining space thoughtfully appointed on the Skydeck. All the living spaces...

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ENGINE IN NEW ZEALAND

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ENGINE IN NEW ZEALAND

An engine with performance, speed, reliability and durability – and a Guinness World Record – can now be part of your boat. FPT Industrial’s C16 1000 marine engine is being launched in New Zealand by Lees Group, at the Auckland On Water Boat Show. From October 3– 6, visitors to the Viaduct Harbour show can...

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FRIDGETECH HAS MOVED

FRIDGETECH HAS MOVED

Marine refrigeration specialist Fridgetech Marine & Outdoors is now operating from new premises a few doors away from its old premises of 10 years. Fridgetech owners and directors, husband and wife team Greg and Sharon Knight, say the business simply outgrew the old building: “We have come a long way since starting the business in...

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NEW NAVICO PRESIDENT AND CEO

NEW NAVICO PRESIDENT AND CEO

Navico’s board of directors has appointed Knut Frostad as President and Chief Executive Officer – assuming the role of outgoing chief executive, Leif Ottosson. “We thank Leif Ottosson for leading ten years of transformation and growth in Navico,” said Hugo Maurstad, chairman of the board of Navico. “Knut Frostad has been on Navico’s board for...

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SILENT YACHTS

SILENT YACHTS

NZ Boat Sales has been appointed New Zealand agent for SILENTYACHTS, presenting the first and only oceangoing, solar-powered production catamarans in the world that are fully solar sustainable. A SILENT yacht can cruise up to 100 miles a day without fuel, for weeks, giving virtually unlimited range. SILENT solar power systems feed the electric propulsion...

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RIVIERA PLATINUM EDITION SPORT YACHTS

RIVIERA PLATINUM EDITION SPORT YACHTS

Riviera Boats’ owner Rodney Longhurst introduced the new Platinum Edition Sport Yachts at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May by water-skiing behind one with Riviera’s International Sales Director Chris McCafferty and Dealer Relationship Manager Peter Welch. Included in the new Platinum Edition range are the 4800, 5400 and 6000 Sport Yachts, each exhibiting world-class...

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YAMAHA ‘MOST TRUSTED’ FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

YAMAHA ‘MOST TRUSTED’ FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

Yamaha has been awarded the Most Trusted Marine Engine Brand for the third year running by Reader’s Digest, after a survey it has undertaken for the last 20 years. According to Reader’s Digest, a ‘Trusted Brand’ enjoys international appeal, yet at the same time upholds a strong local connection. It has individual relevance for all...

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Brig  Eagle 6.7 for Family Boats

Brig Eagle 6.7 for Family Boats

The latest Brig Eagle 6.7, now available from Family Boats, has inherited all the best features of its predecessor, but small changes have made a big difference. The deep V hull is completely redesigned to improve seaworthiness, handling and stability while a brand new multi-purpose navigation mast adds a touch of elegance. Due to a...