Autonomous ships and safety at sea white paper published

Autonomous ships and safety at sea white paper published
Autonomous ships and safety at sea white paper published

One Sea, the industry alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has published an autonomous ships and safety at sea white paper

The paper examines the safety advances achieved by and expected from autonomous ship technology, with the aim of driving the consultative process forward towards a revised set of maritime regulations. It considers today’s safety framework, cybersecurity, views from ship owners and operators, consequences for labour and insurance, and the classification implications for varying levels of autonomy, before offering a proposal for next steps by the industry.

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Winners of the 2021 Australian Marine Industry Awards announced

Winners of the 2021 Australian Marine Industry Awards announced
Winners of the 2021 Australian Marine Industry Awards announced

The winners of the 2021 Australian Marine Industry Awards have been announced during the 10th annual ASMEX Conference. A gala dinner, held at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on Tuesday 18 May, honoured and recognised the winners in eight categories.

In the commercial segment, Aus Ships Group won the 2021 Commercial Marine Project/Design or Manufacturer of the Year award presented by Rivergate Marina & Shipyard for its high-profile work on the diverse fleet of vessels including the Brisbane City Cat.

The 2021 Commercial Marine Service Provider of the Year was won by Harwood Marine and accepted by Ross Roberts, managing director.

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UK boat financing deals up 71%

UK boat financing deals up 71%
UK boat financing deals up 71%

Marine finance lender, Promarine Finance, has seen a 71% increase in the number of boat financing deals in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 as uncertainty caused by COVID-19 continues.

The company has seen the biggest demand driven by motorboat finance during this time with a 180% increase in the number of motorboat mortgages in Q1 2021.

There has also been a 150% year-on-year increase in finance deals for RIBs for the same period compared to 2020 and a 30% increase in the number of canal boat finance deals. Continue reading “UK boat financing deals up 71%”

Plans for the Genoa Superyacht Hub project launched

Genoa Superyacht Hub - Genova, cantieri Amico - Madame Gu
Genoa Superyacht Hub – Genova, cantieri Amico – Madame Gu

Two leading players active in the Italian superyacht market, Amico & Co and the Presto Sea Group, have jointly launched the Genoa Superyacht Hub project. A key aim of the project is to strengthen Genoa’s role as a year-round superyacht destination and home port for superyachts of all sizes and expand the city’s superyacht economy.

In a press statement the two partners said: “The Genoa Superyacht Hub project was created with the desire of promoting the excellence of the companies’ combined incoming, assistance, technical and hospitality services, specifically targeting these towards the international superyacht community in a synergic and efficient way, as well as valorising the cultural and environmental characteristics and the quality of life that the Genoese territory, Liguria and Northern Italy in general have to offer.” Continue reading “Plans for the Genoa Superyacht Hub project launched”

Queen’s Award given to the Wight Shipyard Company

Queen's Award given to the Wight Shipyard Company
Queen’s Award given to the Wight Shipyard Company

The Wight Shipyard Company, manufacturer of aluminium marine craft based in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade in recognition of its work to increase British exports. The company builds high-speed passenger ferries, tourist vessels and commercial workboats for the windfarm support vessel market, both domestically and internationally. It was formed by entrepreneur Sir Charles Dunstone and business partner Peter Morton in 2016, with a vision to restore the UK’s shipbuilding business.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition,” says Peter Morton, chief executive. “The overarching ambition was always to see a revival in British shipbuilding to compete on an international stage. To do so, we understood and drove the need for efficiencies whilst nurturing a completely new generation of shipbuilders in order to produce world-beating products for both the domestic and international markets.”

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Boat Works Stage 3 expansion drives job opportunities

Boat Works Stage 3 expansion drives job opportunities
Boat Works Stage 3 expansion drives job opportunities

Just one year after the completion of the $100 million marine infrastructure expansion which resulted in the world-class superyacht facility and marina berths, The Boat Works Stage 3 has been ushered in, a new services hub for marine professionals, representing an additional $30 million investment. The new workshop expansion is the final opportunity for marine businesses to secure tenancies in the two yards located in the Gold Coast Marine Precinct and demand is high, with over 60 percent already leased.

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