Genting Hong Kong announces completion of the purchase of three shipyards in Germany to form the Lloyd Werft Group

Hong Kong (Genting) – Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality company, announced the completion of the acquisition of Nordic Yards’ three shipyards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany for the consideration of 230.6 million Euros. The deal will give Genting Hong Kong the core expertise, manpower, fabrication capacity and covered drydocks to build a global cruise fleet for its three brands - Crystal Cruises, The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise LineTM; Dream Cruises, Asia’s Most Luxury Cruise Line; and, Star Cruises, Asia’s Leading Cruise Line.  

 

Hong Kong is the location of the new owner of the three Nordic Yards shipyards (Photo: Base64, License CC)

 

“We are pleased with the completion of the transaction as ownership of the yards provides certainty that we can build a fleet of high quality cruise ships at a pace dictated by our growth rather than constrained by supply as cruise ship order book continues to reach all-time highs, with orders placed as far out as 2026, ten years from now,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Genting Hong Kong. “We will begin by building four Crystal river ships scheduled for delivery in 2017 and Crystal Endeavor, the first purpose-built polar class expedition megayacht, for delivery in 2018. Our goal is to grow the yard output to two Mega cruise ships and one mid-size cruise ship or megayacht a year within a decade, not only for our own fleet but also for other cruise lines and yacht owners.”

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Bavaria Catamarans adds new US distributor in the North East: Aeroyacht Ltd.

Port Jefferson (Bavaria Catamarans) - After a successful introduction of its Boat of the Year NAUTITECH OPEN 40 at the last Annapolis and Miami Boat Shows, Bavaria Catamarans has appointed Aeroyacht Ltd., located in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York as its new distributor for the BAVARIA CATAMARANS range for the US North East.

 

Bavaria Catamarans now available from Aeroyacht Ltd. At Port Jefferson (Photo: Bavaria Catamarans)

 

“Aeroyacht Ltd. founder and CEO Gregor Tarjan is an international reference for all multihull sailors in North America and we are delighted to have him on board. His experience as performance sailor, as author of the industry leading book “CATAMARANS, The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors”, and as a multihull retailer is the perfect fit for our product. This appointment is part of our expansion plan for the distribution of our BAVARIA CATAMARANS line” says Vincent Guiot, Sales Director Americas for Bavaria Yachts.

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Argo Yacht Transport launches new global yacht transportation service

Leer, Germany (Argo Yacht Transport ) - Argo Yacht Transport, a new company providing global yacht and boat transportation services, has today opened for business. 

Based in Leer, Germany, Argo Yacht Transport is sitting directly in one of the biggest shipping cities in the world (Photo: SteKrueBe, License: CC)

Christian van Hoorn, managing director of Argo Yacht Transport said, “Argo Yacht Transport aims to be one of the premier global  yacht transportation companies. Our goal is to offer higher standards and a 24/7 service for the satisfaction of our customers.

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BWA Yachting opens new offices in Italy

Lugano ( BWA Yachting) - BWA Yachting, leading worldwide provider of marine agency services to superyacht owners and their crews, has announced the opening of new branch offices at ports around Italy. This is the most recent expansion of BWA Yachting’s presence in the Mediterranean, where the company already has a number of offices in Spain, France, Malta, Corsica, and Monaco. Spearheading the company’s effort to serve clients cruising the Italian waters is new managing director Caterina Oliviero, formerly of the Venice-based JLT Group.

 

BWA Yachting offers a great varity of services having to do with superyachts (Photo: Moshi Anahory, License: CC)

 

The move comes in response to a proven demand for BWA Yachting’s services in Italy that is expected to grow. Italy offers some outstanding cruising locations with stunning scenery, such as the Aeolian Islands, Amalfi Coast, and the Riviera of Portofino. BWA Yachting’s chief executive Stefano Tositti says the decision to open Italian branch offices is a natural outgrowth of the strong client and partner base the company already enjoys in this part of the world.

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Heesen Yachts launched the largest yacht in its fleet to date

Oss (Heesen Yachts) - Heesen Yachts has launched the largest yacht in its fleet to date: Y/N 17470 (aka Project Kometa) now christened Galactica Super Nova.

Heesen Yachts is delighted to announce the launch of the largest yacht in its fleet to date, the 70m FDHF superyacht Project Kometa. The owners have christened their new yacht Galactica Super Nova.


Galactica Super Nova is not only the biggest yacht built by Heesen Yachts to date, but she is also one of the top 200 largest yachts in the world and one of the fastest yachts for her size.

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New myBAVARIA NAUTIC COLLECTION by Adidas Sailing

Giebelstadt/Germany (Bavaria Yachts) - At boot Düsseldorf boat show, BAVARIA YACHTS announced an exciting new cooperation with Adidas Sailing to supply branded clothing to Bavaria’s customers worldwide.  

 

“BAVARIA owners now have the opportunity to acquire their clothing with the new myBAVARIA NAUTIC COLLECTION by Adidas Sailing“ (Photo: Bavaria Yachts)

 

More then 30 styles of jackets, shirts, shoes, accessories and bags of the new ‘myBAVARIA NAUTIC COLLECTION’ by Adidas Sailing, are now styled and branded with BAVARIA YACHTS and available for owners, friends and fans of the famous German ship yard.

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