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Future of Bavaria Yachtbau secured

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A private equity fund advised by the Berlin-based investment company CMP Capital Management-Partners will acquire the entire business of Bavaria Yachtbau and continue its operations. It will also acquire all shares in French subsidiary Bavaria Catamarans S.A.S. All 550 employees of Bavaria Yachtbau in Giebelstadt and all 250 employees of Bavaria Catamarans in Rochefort will transfer to the purchaser. The ...

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New partnership with Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon

Simon Le Bon, frontman of British band Duran Duran, is setting sail with the Tall Ships Youth Trust. The Trust aims to empower marginalised young people in fulfilling their utmost potential through experiences at sea. As a keen sailor, Simon Le Bon is starting the partnership with a voyage with young people on one of the Trust’s Challenger Yachts. On ...

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Record numbers of volunteers set to clean up UK beaches this weekend

The organisers of the annual Great British Beach Clean say they expect to see record numbers of volunteers at more beaches than ever before at this weekend’s UK-wide event. The Marine Conservation Society has been running the four-day beach cleaning extravaganza for the last 24 years and expects the 2018 event to beat all previous records. In 2017, 6,944 volunteers ...

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World debut of production oceangoing yacht with self-sufficient solar-powered propulsion

The SILENT 55 made her world debut at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival. TheSILENT 55is the first and only ocean going solar-electric production catamaran in the world. The yacht uses silent electric propulsion for unlimited range with no noise or fumes and minimal vibration, she is self-sufficient and virtually maintenance-free. The catamaran is available in several power configurations to suit a variety of ...

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Barrus Enters the Marine Chandlery Distribution Market

In a previous story Barrus stated that Sailforce was to represent Talamex and Besto Lifesavers as part of Barrus’ new Chandlery Distribution Division. Regrettably this information was incorrect. SailForce will represent Talamex products only. Barrus has the distribution rights for Talamex and Besto Lifesavers and these brands join Barrus’ existing portfolio of marine brands which includes Mercury and Yanmar engines, ...

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Advance show ticket prices end Thursday – book now to save

With just days to go until TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018 visitors can look forward to more than 600 boats, a full marina and 500+ marine brands plus a host of exciting new attractions at this, the 50th show. Here are just some of the things you can look forward to: NEW: See a live cooking demo with the Hairy ...

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UK Rope Show tour to launch at Southampton Boat Show

Marlow Ropes is launching its ‘Rope Show’ at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. The Rope Show is a new year-round education initiative for sailors and boat owners throughout the UK. The Rope-Show will tour the UK’s sailing and yacht clubs to share everything a sailor needs to know about rope. This includes how to make an informed decision about rope ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race change of date

The 2019 edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race will start on 3 August 2019, which is two weeks earlier than the original published date. Unusually, the race will now run the week before Lendy Cowes Week, whose dates remain unchanged, starting on 10 August. This break with tradition, in consultation with Lendy Cowes Week, has been made for a number ...

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