Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020 to be hosted in Whitsundays

Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020
Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020

Organisers have announced that the fourth annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous will be hosted in the Whitsundays by Coral Sea Marina Resort from 16th to 18th October 2020.

Recognised internationally as the South Pacific’s leading superyacht event, the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous, which has been staged on the Gold Coast since its inception in 2017, will make an exciting move to the Great Barrier Reef. Invitation only events will be staged across the three days for attending Continue reading “Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020 to be hosted in Whitsundays”

The Expected Life Span of Yacht Enclosures

What is the expected life span of an enclosure? There are a lot of variances, and this article is prepared to give you the information needed to determine the life of a given enclosure.

Soft Enclosures

The least expensive of boats will typically have roll vinyl curtains. These are made from a clear pvc material that typically comes 51” wide on a roll and can be .015, .020 or .030 in thickness. It is soft and the life span is very short and unremarkable.

Better boats may have pressed polished sheets. These are made using the roll vinyl Continue reading “The Expected Life Span of Yacht Enclosures”

Sunseeker launches a dedicated superyacht division

Sunseeker has announced its intention of moving into metal-built yachts
Sunseeker has announced its intention of moving into metal-built yachts

Sunseeker has announced its intention of moving into metal-built yachts with the launch of a dedicated superyacht division.

Announcing the new direction, chief executive Andrea Frabetti also spoke of the company’s ambitions to double the yard’s range to 26 models from 38ft to 50m by 2022. Since 2000 Sunseeker has delivered 137 yachts over 100ft and has now set its sights on a distinctive range of superyachts from 101ft to 161ft.

The expansion of its superyacht line has in part been motivated by the loss of customers as the market moves into larger, metal-built vessels. It has been a long-term ambition of Sunseeker’s to move into metal-hulled designs and the company Continue reading “Sunseeker launches a dedicated superyacht division”

US Navy develops corrosion Topside Drone detection system

Topside Drone
Topside Drone

The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research has recently worked with the operator of the retired WWII-era carrier USS Midway to test a drone-based corrosion detection system.

ONR’s fast-prototyping division, TechSolutions, has developed a sensor package and processing system called Topside Drone that can detect corrosion and anomalies on hull surfaces automatically, saving time in surveys. The technology will be used to inspect and detect material defects, corrosion, warping and other forms of deterioration.

In a manner broadly similar to technology under development by ABS, Topside Continue reading “US Navy develops corrosion Topside Drone detection system”

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