The Integration of Nautitech Catamarans into Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH is now complete

Giebelstadt/Germany (Bavaria) - The integration process of Nautitech Catamarans into Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH was completed at the beginning of the 2016/17 new fiscal year. As planned, Nautitech’s founder, Bruno Voisard, handed over the leadership of the successful catamaran boatyard to the management of Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH.

Natutitech is now a part of Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH (Photo: Bavaria)

In a joint statement, both parties expressed their satisfaction with the excellent cooperation that took place during the purchase and hand over process. Lutz Henkel, CEO of Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH, thanked Bruno Voisard personally for his contribution to the Nautitech brand over the past 15 years.

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Stefan Klaassen new Head of Sales and After Sales at Bavaria Yachtbau

Giebelstatd/Germany (Bavaria Yachts) - Stefan Klaassen has taken over the role as new Head of Sales and After Sales at Bavaria Yachtbau with effect 1st July 2016. Mr. Klaassen takes the lead of BAVARIA's sales team and will be responsible for the entire sales of BAVARIA YACHTS sail, power boats and catamarans.


Bavaria in Giebelstadt has a new Head of Sales and After Sales (Photo: Bavaria)

Stefan Klaassen previously worked as International Sales Manager EMEA at Navico and was successfully leading the boat builder segment, where he also developed the international dealer and distributor network. The 37-year-old gathered many years of experience in the marine industry and in different companies at management level.

With this recruit Bavaria Yachtbau completes its management team for further growth and is well positioned for its future sales targets.

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Njord Offshore takes delivery of two more crew transfer vessels with Volvo Penta IPS900 Quad



Gotenburg (Volvo Penta) - Njord Offshore’s two latest 26m offshore crew vessels (24 pax), equipped with Volvo Penta’s IPS900 Quad drives, are now ready for heavy-duty use in the North Sea.




The 26m CTV catamarans have been designed by UK-based naval architect BMT Nigel Gee and built by Singapore-based Strategic Marine (Photo: Volvo Penta)




After a successful year operating four new 26m crew transfer vessels (CTVs) fitted with Volvo Penta’s IPS900 Quad drives, Njord Offshore – which transports crew to and from offshore windfarms – has added another two new 24 pax vessels with the same propulsion system to its fleet. The UK company now has 15 CTVs of 21m and 26m in its fleet, and one of its latest vessels will be available for demonstration sea trials at Seawork International trade show in Southampton.

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Lürssen presents Coral Ocean at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016

Bremen (Lürssen) - Lürssen is proud to present a "young" lady at the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show: Coral Ocean formerly known as Coral Island. Coral Ocean is one of the first original masterpieces of the stylist and interior designer, the late Jon Bannenberg, both in terms of her clean exterior line and her amazing Polynesian interior.

Lürssen is happy to present a yacht which is in such a good condition (Photo: Lürssen)

Coral Ocean was originally launched in 1994 and has been beautifully maintained throughout her life and has spent several winters up at Lürssen - lastly this last winter where certain areas have been changed and up-dated to conform to the rules as she will be for the first time available on the charter market.

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The 2015 Monaco Yacht Show: Winds of change

Monaco (lifePR) - At 18.30 on Saturday 26th September 2015 the horns from 121 Superyachts, that had sat sedately in Port Hercules for four days, voiced their appreciation, marking the end of another triumphant and undoubtedly successful Monaco Yacht Show.


Sight of the Monaco Yacht Show 2015 (Photo: Monaco Yacht Show)


With visitor numbers up yet again, this year by 1400 to 34,500, could it be a sign that in today's turbulent markets and intercontinental strife the demand for Superyachts, new and second hand, remains strong. Many factors have affected this year's summer cruising season and the demand for used vessels. Sales appear good, chartering is off the chart, possibly signified by the fleet – less numerous than in recent years - anchored off the port.

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Volvo Penta expands its range of innovative IPS for the marine commercial market

Gothenburg (Volvo Penta) - The new Inboard Performance System (IPS) showcases Volvo Penta’s latest innovations in marine engineering. A decade after the division first introduced its ingenious design as an all-in-one complete propulsion system, the new model has been developed and optimized to fit the D8 engines for the commercial market.


The new Inboard Performance System (IPS) showcases Volvo Penta’s latest innovations in marine engineering (Photo: Volvo Penta)


Together with a new 8-liter engine launched for the marine commercial market, the latest Volvo Penta IPS package reconfirms Volvo Penta as a pioneer in the marine industry. For customers, this means an even greater choice of high performance vessels in which to use the revolutionary IPS.“It is all about propulsion efficiency and productivity for the yards, designers and operators. This is a fantastic move for us and our customers,” says Jakob Ursby, strategy manager for Volvo Penta’s Marine Commercial sector. “It means that many more applications will be able to benefit from the advantages of using this system.”  

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