MarineMax To Acquire IGY Marinas

  MarineMax To Acquire IGY Marinas Expanding Global Marina and Services Business MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (“IGY Marinas”), which owns and operates a collection of iconic marina assets and a yacht […]

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MarineMax to acquire IGY Marinas

MarineMax, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (IGY Marinas), which owns and operates a collection of marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations. MarineMax will acquire IGY Marinas for $480 million in cash, with an additional potential earnout of […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Pardo GT52

Pardo has released a wide range of new renderings and additional details of the forthcoming Pardo GT52 ahead of its Cannes 2022 debut. This elegant party platform can be specced with a galley-up or galley-down layout A key element of the new Pardo GT52 ‘crossover’ design is its ability to deliver a more sociable boating […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Absolute 56 Fly

Absolute has revealed new renderings and details of the all-new Absolute 56 Fly ahead of its public debut at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival. The slick new design integrates plunging windows with see-through gunwales for outstanding views out The new Absolute 56 Fly is exactly the kind of boat we tend to associate with this […]

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Countdown to Cannnes Yachting Festival 2022: Fairline Phantom 65

British yard Fairline Yachts has released more details and images of the Fairline Phantom 65 ahead of its debut at next month’s Cannes Yachting Festival… Revised windowline and sleek new superstructure look very elegant While Fairline is planning to unveil a revised Squadron 68 at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival, the more noteworthy and radical […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Numarine 22XP

Securing its spot at the entry point to Numarine’s fleet of long-distance explorer yachts, the new Numarine 22XP retains all the key features that make the larger boats so effective. Though relatively compact, the ‘entry-level’ Numarine is an authentic long-distance explorer In spite of its relatively modest length, the Numarine 22XP comes with a choice […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: De Antonio D36

The replacement for the D34, the new De Antonio D36 exhibits a lot of the traits we’ve come to enjoy from the Barcelona-based yard… The stylish D36 is one of the most original multi-purpose day boats around While the De Antonio D36 features a longer hull then the D34, with twin steps and a deeper […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Sirena 78

According to Turkish builder, Sirena, its extraordinary new Sirena 78 is designed to be “the yacht that can do it all”. Class-leading volume for flexible guest entertainment? Check. Long-range capabilities for adventurous voyages? No problem. A customisable interior for an easy ownership experience? All part of the Sirena 78 package. But one of the keenest […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Nerea NY40

Nerea Yachts’ new NY40 certainly looks the part. Alex Smith explains why it’s worth a closer look at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival… The NY40 is the second boat to emerge from this ambitious young Italian builder Like the original Nerea NY24, the Nerea NY40 is designed to combine naval tradition and hi-tech innovation with […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Sessa F47

The successful Sessa F47 flybridge cruiser wasn’t broke, so they haven’t tried to fix it. But its restyle does include the obligatory jagged slash of hull windows and a remarkable swoop of flybridge moulding that makes it unmistakably the latest model. Design has been sharpened up throughout, with a few more right angles where there […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Gulf Craft Majesty 120

Based in the UAE and celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Gulf Craft is a long-established builder of high-end motor yachts which has yet to make much of an impression in western markets. The new Gulf Craft Majesty 120 might start to change all that, however, with its handsome profile, designed in-house along with the […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Sunreef 70 Power

Based in Gdansk and soon to be setting up a facility in the UAE, Sunreef Yachts is a low-volume producer of innovative sail and power catamarans that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The Sunreef 70 Power joins a successful range that stretches from 60 to 100 feet, but the company also has ambitions to […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Sanlorenzo SP110

Moored stern to the quay at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival, the new Sanlorenzo SP110 is going to be the talk of the show. The lower saloon, leading down from the cockpit, was clearly inspired by Sanlorenzo’s sub-brand Bluegame. But this takes that concept to the next level, literally, opening up the after end of […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Riva 76 Bahamas Super

Based on the Perseo 76 hull, this new Riva 76 Bahamas Super has a classic retro appeal combined in the cleverest of ways with some pretty cutting-edge thinking. It was the Riva 88 Florida that first introduced to a breathless world Riva’s cool powered hard top, which shelters the helm and cockpit, but can then […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Invictus GT320S

An Italian yard that makes some delectable-looking boats, Invictus seems to pay as much attention to close-up finishes and design details as to their boats’ distinctive, characterful styling and competent, performance-oriented naval architecture. This latest Invictus GT320S, also designed by the talented Christian Grande, promises to make as much of a splash as its predecessors, […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Otam 58 GTS

Based by the sea in Sestri Ponente, near Genoa – and very handy for the airport – Otam makes big statements in small numbers. The new GTS version of the shipyard’s popular Otam 58 joins the Open and Hard Top models and boasts a re-style by BG Design that features a wraparound windscreen and a […]

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Sunseeker to Debut Two Models at Cannes Yachting Festival

PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUNSEEKER The Sunseeker 100 Yacht and Predator 65 will make their debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, 2022, along seven other iconic Sunseeker models.  Displaying a sweeping flybridge with walk-around access from bow to stern, the 100 Yacht is made for entertaining, offering an abundance of space with multiple seating […]

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Beneteau partners with Vision Marine Technologies

Groupe Beneteau and Vision Marine Technologies have launched a partnership to integrate Vision Marine Technologies high-power electric outboard motors onboard several models across Groupe Beneteau’s brand portfolio. Innovation is a keystone of Groupe Beneteau’s heritage, shaping trends in boating for over 130 years. Groupe Beneteau said it was quick to recognize the growing market demand […]

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 review: Is the original swift trawler still the best?

An evolution of the outgoing 47, this affordable new semi-displacement/semi-planing flybridge cruiser elevates an already successful go-most-places formula, but is something missing from the Beneteau Swift Trawler 48? Next year will mark 20 years of Swift Trawlers. The first model, the Beneteau Swift Trawler 42, made its debut at the 2003 Cannes Yachting Festival with […]

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