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Invitation to Athens Boat Show 2017

AZIMOUTHIO YACHTING INFO is participating as an exhibitor in the Athens Boat Show 2017 and we warmly invite you to our Stand!



Athens Boat Show is setting sail from Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th of November 2017 at the top maritime event of the year, which will take place at the Olympic Fencing Center.
Every edition attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over Greece and abroad who await to get informed about all the latest products and services in the market.
Athens boat show is aimed at all those who love marine recreation, extreme sports and marine tourism, as well as those who engage professionally or not, with water sports, fishing and diving.


Benetti is attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from November 1 to 5, presenting the US premiere of M/Y Skyler, the third unit in the Benetti Fast 125’ range, and Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y OLI. During the boat show, the shipbuilder will present a preview of four new custom yacht projects in the BNow class developed jointly with RWD.

Making its US debut at Fort Lauderdale, M/Y Skyler (38 meters long and 8.3 meters wide), the third unit in the Benetti Fast 125’ range, is a semi-wide body yacht with four decks and five cabins: the owner’s suite, three double cabins and a cabin with twin beds plus space for a third. The crew accommodation has berths for seven crew members.Benetti MY Skyler-1
The exteriors, designed by Stefano Righini, feature big horizontal glazed surfaces that accentuate the yacht’s streamlined appearance, as well as an unusual central element on one side of the superstructure, which covers the stairway to the Upper Deck. The interiors by RWD, working with Benetti’s in-house design team, stand out for their contemporary design and clean, simple lines that bring out the natural elegance of the precious materials used for the decorations. This model features numerous pieces of loose furniture by leading design brands, including Glyn Peter Machin, Sutherland, Minotti and Meridiani.
The Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65) propulsion system, designed by Rolls Royce specifically for this line, is a lightweight, high performance, steerable thruster made entirely from carbon fiber that offers excellent manoeuvrability both in transit and in port. A joystick on the bridge makes mooring a safe and simple operation, while ‘stay on spot’ technology keeps the boat in the position set on the GPS, without mooring or dropping anchor. Navigation is also remarkably quiet, because the reduced weight of the Azipull unit means the engine room can be situated closer to the stern, and so further away from the cabins. Top speed is 22 knots.

The 35.5-meter M/Y OLI, the first unit in the new Mediterraneo 116’ line, brings with it a whole series of innovations at technical, stylistic and interior layout level, making this model one of the finest expressions of Benetti style.
This yacht is characterized by light as dominant feature, thanks to meticulously crafted surfaces, impressive 3-meter long windows, and a big crystal glass door on the Main Deck.
The sleek, streamlined exteriors by Giorgio Maria Cassetta Design draw on classic signs and proportions, but give them a contemporary twist. Luminosity, harmony and continuity are the main features of the interiors, which have four double cabins: two VIP suites aft, plus two more cabins with twin beds. Crew accommodation for a total of
seven crew is provided by three double cabins, plus the captain’s cabin on the Upper Deck.
The interiors are decorated using one single wood variety, enriched with polished steel inserts and detailing. The furniture, chosen from top-of-the-range brands, is minimal and sophisticated and there are various colour contrasts, obtained in particular by using matt finish White Statuary and Nero Marquina Marble in all the bathrooms.

The two Man V-12-1400 engines deliver 1,400 hp each and drive the yacht to a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of about 14 knots. The yacht’s range at 10 knots is 3,000 nautical miles.

During the second day of the show, Benetti will also be holding a press conference to unveil four newly developed models in the BNow class, which offer extensive opportunities for customization and reduced delivery times. These new steel and aluminum yachts were developed jointly with RWD and represent an extension of the close cooperation between Benetti and the British studio, which was announced during the Cannes Boat show with the reveal of the new 130’ GRP boat “OASIS”, from the Lifestyle range.

Benetti will be at the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Show, Hall of Fame Superyacht Life #5.


CMC Marine will take part for its first time in the US boat show, displaying its HS System. The Company has been present on the US market since few years, and expects to consolidate its position in the near future. In the meanwhile CMC Marine products keeps meeting owners and shipyards’ expectation, while it grows the number of American yachts equipped with CMC Marine’ systems.HS_High Speed System (1)

CMC Marine will be at the next Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2017, held from November 1 to 5, where it will exhibit it HS – High Speed System – stabilizing system with 1sqm fin, that has already been at the center of attention during the fall European boat shows. HS is a further development of the SE Stabilis Electra system and has been designed specifically for planing hull faster than 24 knots.
Compared to the SE stabilizers, the new system features several novelties, such as un upgraded blades profile, that ensures improved performance by dramatically reducing the resistance, and the adoption of the latest generation technology, to deliver better performance together with further weight reductions. The HS system also offer the possibility of integrating and controlling different support surfaces (rudder or intruder) in combination with the stabilizing fins.
US is a key market for CMC Marine: in the United States, South America and Caribbean waters cruises over one hundred yachts equipped with CMC Marine systems. The Tuscan Company is therefore a consolidated reality in these territories: it oversees the non-European market thanks to the sale to shipyards that produces directly in the United States, guaranteeing them the same quality of the support and assistance service provided in Europe.

Alessandro Cappiello, CMC Marine CEO, comments the participation at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2017: “This boat show is a further occasion for CMC Marine to expand towards the overseas market, enriching our network of contacts and knowledge. We want to strengthen our brand in a market that has great potentials, where we are already heavily present but, at the same time, non-professionals still have to recognize us as top players in the industry”.

CMC Marine will be at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
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Evo Yachts will be at the American boat show with the T-top full carbon version of its 13-metre yacht, enhanced with more custom solutions specifically designed for the US clients.

October 2017. Evo Yachts will be at the next Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the most important and successful nautical event in the US, at its 59th edition, scheduled from 1 to 5 November.Evo Yachts at FLIBS 2017_e-card

Displayed at the stand of GMarine – exclusive Evo Yachts dealer for Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean, the Evo 43’ HT US version features many characteristics that will rightful place it among the undisputed protagonists of the Boat Show: the Pearl White colour, the light blue windshield and the exterior light grey coloured cushions enhance the elegance of the lines. The full carbon latest generation T-top debuts in the US, gifting guests on board with shadow and the boat with an even more aggressive and glamourous touch. This innovative model is also provided with options specifically developed for the American market: a double BBQ grill, an icemaker and a microwave oven in the dinette and the “tropical” air conditioning are created to meet the American owners’ needs.

Designed by Studio Tecnico Rivellini, with interiors and exteriors by Valerio Rivellini, and built by Blu Emme Yachts, Evo 43’ already had a great success internationally, thanks to the minimalist design that characterises all Evo Yachts models and to the technological innovations that meet perfectly aesthetic and functionality, such as the “XTension” stern sidewalls – which allow to create a full custom beach area, the platform “Transformer” that can be used as swim ladder, diving platform or as tender or water toys lift. Another characteristic of this day cruiser is the latest generation home automation that allows to manage the boat simply using a smartphone or a tablet.

Excellent navigation performances also join the flawless style of the Made in Italy and the hi-tech solutions on board: the V shaped hull features a 18° deadrise angle and the engines room hosts 2 VOLVO PENTA IPS 600 – 435 hp, thanks to which the yacht can reach the top speed of 38 knots and a cruise speed around 30 knots.

The presence in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show confirms the already proven success of Evo Yachts overseas – thanks to the strong partnership with GMarine – and the growth of the sales network in Europe and across the world. In the meantime, the production plan of the Italian shipyard continues its progress: Evo Yachts has recently presented the new model Evo WA, whose distinctive characteristic is the possibility to easily move between the stern area and the bow walking around the helm station.

Evo 43’ HT will be at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017 – Red Zone CD 1 Slip 115
The yacht will be available for visits in board upon request.




Azimut Yachts will be at FLIBS 2017 with a fleet of 18 models, including the brand new S7, making its first appearance on the US market.

After its success at this season’s European boat shows, Azimut Yachts takes its fleet to the United States where it will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show from November 1st to November 5th.
18 yachts moored at Dock E, from the Verve 40, the weekender presented for the first time at FLIBS 2016, and the Azimut Grande 30 Metri, to all the other best-selling models from the shipyard’s five Collections. The true protagonist, however, will be the new Azimut S7 at her American debut.

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The Maritime Standard Awards showcase regional quality and achievement!

The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 23rd October 2017 at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, set a new standard for regional awards ceremonies, with exceptional levels of grandeur, glamour and professionalism. Hosted by well-known Bollywood actress and model, Lara Dutta, the Awards attracted a top calibre audience of over 700 executives from across the shipping, ports and related sectors, from almost 70 different countries.
The high profile event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, celebrated and rewarded the achievements of leading companies and individuals active in maritime fields in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.
The Maritime Standard Awards founder and managing director, Trevor Pereira, said: “We were once again tremendously honoured that His Highness has supported the awards. Having the backing of such an esteemed figure shows how well recognised the TMS Awards are, and how the importance of the industry is appreciated, at the highest level.”
The Awards demonstrated that the region’s ports and shipping sector is one that continues to show innovation, creativity and a determination to succeed in uncertain times. Moreover it leads the way especially in areas such as environmental protection, corporate social responsibility and security.
In total 29 awards were presented to individuals and companies following the deliberations of the judging panel. Clive Woodbridge, editor of TMS and chairman of the judges, said, “This year we received an all-time record number of nominations, of the highest quality. All the judges were impressed by the standard of entries. It is evident that maritime companies in the region are not sitting back – they are being innovative and proactive. It was difficult to select the winners, and as a result not just those who picked up an award, but all of those who were shortlisted, can be justifiably proud of their achievements over the past year.”
In addition to the awards determined by the judging panel, there were a number of special awards presented by the TMS team for particularly impressive individual achievements. The Maritime Standard Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sudhir Rangnekar, of Oman Shipping Company; The Hall of Fame Award was given to H.E. Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, chief executive of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; The Personality of the Year Award went to DP World’s Mohammed Al Muallem; and the Editor’s Choice Award was presented to Richard Briggs, executive partner, Hadef & Partners.
Other awards selected by The Maritime Standard included June Manoharan, managing director of Lukoil Marine, who was the recipient of the Woman in Shipping award, and Amir Hossein Mosadeghi, of Islamic P&I Club, who was named Young Person in Shipping. Omar Abu Omar of Gulf Navigation won the Excellence in Shipping Award and the winners of the Deal of the Year were Abu Dhabi Ports and JOCIC of China for their Musataha agreement.
Trevor Pereira added, “It was a fantastic night of celebration, that showcased the tremendous achievements and progress that is being made in the region. On top of that we raised the bar still higher as far as awards ceremonies go. Once again we showed that we deliver the biggest and best Awards for the maritime sector in the region, which is what the industry deserves.”

The full list of the Award winners are as follows:

Safety and Security Award
Oman Ship Management Company

Environment Protection Award
Kuwait Oil Company

The Green Shipping Award
ADNOC Logistics & Services

The Technology/Innovation Award
MAP Marine Technologies

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Abu Dhabi Ship Building

Shipyard/ship repair Facility of the Year Award
Drydocks World Dubai

The Maritime Education and Training Award
Shipping Corporation of India – Maritime Training Institute

Marine Broker of the Year Award
McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC

Marine Crewing and Manning Award
Liberty Manning Services Limited

Maritime Security Award
Al Safina Security

Passenger Ship, Leisure Craft and Yacht builder of the Year
Gulf Craft
Marine Insurer of the Year
General Insurance Corporation of India

Ship Manager of the Year
Bahri Ship Management

Ship Agency of the Year

Tanker Operator of the Year Award
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Ship Owner/Operator of the Year

Classification Society of the Year

Terminal Operator of the Year
DP World UAE Region

Port of the Year
Abu Dhabi Ports

Shipping Company of the Year

Deal of the Year
Abu Dhabi Ports

The Maritime Standard Young Person in Shipping
Amir Mosadeghi

The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award
June Manoharan

The Maritime Standard Excellence in Shipping
Omar Abu Omar

The Maritime Standard Editor’s Choice
Richard Briggs

The Maritime Standard Outstanding Achievement Award
H.E. Dr. Abdullah Salem Alkatheeri

The Maritime Standard Personality of the Year Award
Mohammed Al Muallem

The Maritime Standard Lifetime Achievement Award
Sudhir Rangnekar

The Maritime Standard Hall of Fame Award
H.E. Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah






Image Caption: Amir Mosadeghi, Islamic P & I Club; Clive Woodbridge, The Maritime Standard; Richard Briggs, Hadef & Partners; Omar Abu Omar, Gulf Navigation Holding; Katherine Yakunchenkova, Al Safina Security; Erwin Bamps, Gulf Craft; Ali Shehab, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; Sudhir Rangnekar, Oman Shipping Company; Capt. B.K. Tyagi, The Shipping Corporation of India; Sachindra Saxena, Drydocks World Dubai; Naser Al Abdulkareem, Bahri; Lara Dutta; H.E. Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; H.E. Shaik Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, ASRY; June Manoharan, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants DMCC; Mohammad Abdul Gafour, Kuwait Oil Company; Tarik Al Junaidi, Oman Shipping Company; Alaa Fathi Ahmed, DNV-GL; Johan Thuresson, GAC; Sajan Varghese, General Insurance Corporation of India; Ray Girvan, International Bulk Journal; Capt. Harihar Prasad, McQuilling Shipping Services

Editor’s Note: About The Maritime Standard

The Maritime Standard (TMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flagship Events LLC, publishes a regular e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and has built up a circulation of more than 40,000 recipients. It delivers the most accurate, up-to-date news about the market and has built up the largest circulation of any shipping-related online newsletter in the Middle East and India. It is also gaining popularity in other

Invitation to Biograd Boat Show 2017

Dear Friends in the Yachting Industry,

If you are planning to visit the Biograd Boat Show 2017,
If your business goal is to find new clients in the Mediterranean countries and the Middle East,
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If you wish your Βrand to reach the yachting world with the immediacy and efficiency of personal yacht by yacht distribution,
It would be a great pleasure to meet you and present Azimouthio Yachting Info Directory.
We have a stand in Hall B so we can talk in comfort and find the most effective marketing options for your business and be sure that our meeting will be extremely beneficial!

Contact us to book an appointment with our team today or simply come by and say hello!

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EVO YACHTS at the Barcelona Boat Show


Spanish debut for the brand-new EVO WA and a new partnership with the Probrava Group: this is how Evo Yachts announces its participation at the Barcelona International Boat Show.
Evo Yachts is proud to announce its participation at the Barcelona International Boat Show, scheduled from October 11th to 15th at the Port Vell of the Catalonian city, where the new Evo WA will be displayed. The participation at the boat show is the result of the recent distribution contract signed with Probrava Group, which will represent Evo Yachts in continental Spain.
Probrava Group, which has been in activity for 25 years and received several awards to its commercial achievements, can count on a wide distribution network in 3 locations – Costa Brava, Barcelona and Costa Blanca – and on a highly-experienced team of more than 30 professionals. Probrava is the most important nautical broker in the Iberian Peninsula and offers many services to follow the owners not only during the sale but also in the post-sales.
The Salón Náutico will also be the occasion for the Spanish premiere of Evo Walk Around, a 13-metre yacht with a beach area that can be expanded thanks to the hydraulic system XTension, designed by the Studio Rivellini with the idea of creating a boat in line with the elegant and contemporary style of the shipyard, but with a more sporty and dynamic attitude.
Characterised by clean and essential lines together with a minimalist design, this model receives its name from its main distinctive element: the possibility to easily move between the stern beach area and the bow of the boat. Another peculiarity of Evo WA is the extreme modularity of the customisable spaces with hydraulic retractable chase longue, tables, hard top or bimini, state-of-the-art home-automation system and countless possibilities of personalisation: from the colour of the hull to the tapestry of interiors and exteriors.

Evo Walk Around has 2 VOLVO PENTA IPS 600 – 435 hp engines, which give the yacht a top speed of 38 knots and a cruising speedEvo WA of 28 knots.

Evo WA will be displayed at the A216 stand and will be available for visits on board and sea trials.


5 new countries in Azimouthio Yachting Info 2018!

Socius’ business partner and leading Marine Directory – makes a great step ahead by expanding its territory to Western Mediterranean.

Azimouthio Yachting Info 2018 edition will include five more countries, namely Spain, France, Italy, Malta and the Principality of Monaco, with companies and maps from their major marinas.AZIMOUTHIO YACHTING INFO MARINE YACHTING SAILING SHIPPING DIRECTORY

Azimouthio Yachting Info will be delivered at 3.500 Yachts and Mega Yachts (distribution with specialized distribution network – in the hands of the owners or crew), by placing Directories at the Monaco Yacht Club and participating at the biggest Yachting Exhibitions. Distribution in the Western Mediterranean will take place in March 2018. Azimouthio is the only fast growing Yachting Directory that has succeeded in taking part in major exhibitions and distributing Yacht by Yacht throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East area.

Socius is proud to be part of this great story, and our effort to promote all the professionals involved in Yachting industry to the most important decision makers of these countries is ongoing.

Tanker Conference tackles cybercrime issues

The second annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai, has assembled some of the leading names in the industry to speak at the event. Collectively they will address the top issues facing tanker owners and operators today, making this a must-attend occasion for anyone involved in the oil, products and chemical tanker business.

4th September, Dubai, UAE: Cybercrime is a matter of growing international concern within the tanker shipping sector and The Maritime Standard has responded by making this a key topic for this year’s event. Trevor Pereira, managing director, says, “We have received phenomenal support from the shipping industry for this conference, including the backing of the world’s biggest shipping Philip Tinsley, Maritime Security Manager, BIMCOorganisation, BIMCO. One of the highlights of the day is sure to be the presentation by Phil Tinsley, BIMCO’s maritime security manager. This will be an informative session and a timely reminder that cyber security should be on everyone’s agenda.”

Mr. Tinsley will illustrate the potential threats from cyber incidents and give advice about how to mitigate those risks through awareness and training. BIMCO’s recently updated industry guidelines will be explained, and attendees will be given an insight into future regulations which will require action by the industry from 2021 onwards, as part of ships’ Safety Management Systems.

Mr. Tinsley says, “The recent NotPetya ransomware attack and the spoofing of GPS signals in the Black Sea illustrate cybercrime is on the increase in all sectors of the maritime industry. Companies need to be aware of how to handle phishing emails, and to have policies in place to ensure operational and information technologies are separated on board.”

The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will also feature some of the most high profile and respected names within the region’s tanker and petrochemicals business. The keynote speech will be given by H.E. Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al Sabah, chief executive of the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), who will reveal plans to expand and upgrade its tanker fleet, as well as initiatives to protect the environment.

Other confirmed speakers at The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference include: H.E. Eduardo Fonseca Ward, Ambassador, Republic of Panama; Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; Chris Peters, Chief Executive, Emirates Ship Investment Company; Sanjay Mehta, Chairman, S One Capital; Gaurav Moolwaney, Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank; Petros Doukas, Former Deputy Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs, Greece; Tarik Al Junaidi, Chief Executive, Oman Shipping Company; and Omar Abu Omar, President, Maritime & Operations, Gulf Navigation Holding. They will be joined by experts in specific operational sectors, such as ship management, communications, ship repair, classification and security, with Captain Patnaik, Director and CEO, International Shipping and Logistics; Roger Harfouch, Regional Director, Marlink Communications; Dr. Ruanthi De Silva, Chief Executive, SCM Plus; Thomas Kriwat, CEO, Mercmarine Group; Lakshmi Janarthanan, Commercial Director, Drydocks World Dubai; Ralph Becker, Regional Business Development Manager, DNV GL; and Katherine Yakunchenkova, General Manager, Al Safina Security, all confirmed to speak.

Trevor Pereira adds, “This is quite simply the finest assembly of the best known names in the region’s tanker trade and related industries. We hope to add a few more high profile speakers in the next few weeks, so watch this space!”

The quality of The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference has also won the support of several leading organisations as sponsors and supporters. Alongside BIMCO, these include the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI); the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST); the Organisation of Islamic Shipowners Association (OISA), the Nautical Institute; The Indian National Ship Owners’ Association (INSA); The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA); The Mission to Seafarers; Pakistan Ship Agent’s Association (PSAA) and the Women in Shipping and Transport Association (WISTA).

The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference takes place the day after the 4th annual Maritime Standard Awards, which are being held at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on Monday 23rd October 2017. This is a glittering event attended by over 750 senior executives and industry leaders not just from across the region, but worldwide also. Many of these figures have committed to stay on and attend the Tanker Conference, creating unrivalled networking opportunities for those attending.

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We are pleased to announce AZIMOUTHIO Yachting Info 2018 will include five more countries,
namely Spain, France, Italy, Malta and the Principality of Monaco, with companies and maps from their major marinas.

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-New appointments for Commercial Director and Agency Director
-Growing focus on marketing and communications
-New office in French Riviera’s Golfe Juan yachting hub
French custom-yacht builder Couach Yachts has announced a number of new appointments in its sales and marketing divisions, in addition to the opening of a new Côte d’Azur office in Golfe Juan. The announcement follows a number of developments for the company over the last 12 months, as a part of its long-terms strategy for growth.

Couach has hired a Commercial Director and supporting Agency Director in two key roles that will both enhance the new customer experience as well as improve long-term relationships with its client base. To support its sales team, Couach’s marketing department is also demonstrating new growth.

Mauricio Weiszberger joined the Couach team as Commercial Director at the start of the year. He has spent the last two decadeAZIMOUTHIO YACHTING INFO MARINE YACHTING SAILING SHIPPING DIRECTORYs in the luxury yachting business, including gaining operational experience in the deck and engineering departments on superyachts, followed by a role as construction operations manager on new build projects.
Before joining Couach, Weiszberger worked for a decade as an after-sales manager at a yacht builder for vessels between 20 and 60 metres, making his combination of operational and commercial experience a perfect fit for the new role at Couach. Born in Chile, Weisberger speaks four languages, including English, Spanish, French and Italian.
In a newly developed, client-facing role at the company’s recently opened Golfe Juan office, Edward Mortleman will be taking the company into new territory for customer service as Couach’s Agency Director, at the service of yacht owners, brokers and captains.
Having grown up on the water, Mortleman’s parents owned and ran a charter yacht, so from his teenage years he assisted in operations as crew. His professional yachting career has subsequently included work as a crew recruiter as well as an office manager for commercial operations of shipyards.

Over a year and a half at Couach Yachts, Camille Pinel has worked closely with senior management, in particular with CEO Walter Ceglia, to forge a new direction of growth and development for Couach yachts department. She has stepped up into the role of Marketing & Communications Manager, with the responsibility of expressing the evolving vision of the company to the world.
Pinel grew up in the maritime environment, having spent her youth in the Middle East, where her father worked in construction for the naval and the commercial marine industries. After extensive global travel and gaining a masters in International Management of Marketing and Communications in France, she joined Couach in 2016. Her objective is to develop the Couach brand and augment the customer experience through fresh marketing practices, providing strong support to the growing commercial team.
Walter Ceglia, CEO of Couach Yachts, commented on the announcements: “I am thrilled to welcome Mauricio and Edward into the tight-knit team at Couach Yachts. Their experience and knowledge in the business is outstanding, and their enthusiasm and professional approach are perfectly in line with our yard’s Arcachon-based team. Our new office in Golfe Juan is located at the global heart of luxury yachting, offering convenience and practicality for our customer base, whether existing or new clients. After the new appointments and new ranges announced over the last 12 months, as well as our revamped communications strategy led by the highly capable Camille, we are entering an even more exciting time for Couach Yachts.”AZIMOUTHIO YACHTING INFO MARINE YACHTING SAILING SHIPPING DIRECTORY

This year Couach is celebrating its 120th anniversary, and it has already been a busy start to the year for the yacht builder. In recent months, Couach has delivered the fifth unit of its 23-metre 2300 FLY model and the fully-custom 44.8-metre 4400 FAST FLY, as well as revealed designs for a reimagined 37-metre 3700 Sport model.


Heir from Couach family passion for navigation, the Girondin shipbuilder is today, one of the oldest French shipyards. The values that Couach has held over its 120 years of history have transcended time and engrained in its DNA.
Since 1897, Couach perpetuates the nautical tradition and has led the shipyard to excellence. This can be seen in the yard’s greatest respect for French luxury practices, which are realised in its “taylor-made” luxury yachts. Teaming up with international Navies and Governments, Couach also proposes military and professionals vessels, well-known for their performance.
Authenticity of craftsmanship and incomparable performance are the exceptional Couach trademarks. From 11 metres in length up to 50 metres, these vessels fully constructed in composite materials, have always been created hand in hand with our customers.
Today, Couach is a brand that aims for the perfect balance between authenticity and modernism.

Porto Montenegro Platinum Award!

Porto Montenegro becomes the first and only Platinum marina in the world!

Porto Montenegro is delighted to receive the THYA Platinum Marina award not just for our 450-yacht marina capacity, waterfrontAZIMOUTHIO YACHTING INFO MARINE YACHTING SAILING SHIPPING DIRECTORY residences, retail village, 5-star hotel, restaurants and nearby airport but also for our unparalleled levels of customer service.
Launched last year by TYHA and MIA, joint operators of the Gold Anchor award scheme, the new Platinum accreditation has been designed to recognise the world’s finest superyacht marinas.
TYHA’s General Manager Jon White commented: “Our assessor conducted an exhaustive procedure to ensure that all of the scheme’s criteria were met before the report was reviewed by the standards panels of both The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) and the Marina Industries Association (MIA)”.
Gold Anchor Assessor Tony Dye added: “The level of refinement at Porto Montenegro included on jetty air-conditioned waste facilities to prevent odours, on-site fire brigade team, state-of-the-art fuel service and high levels of environmental maAZIMOUTHIO YACHTING INFO MARINE YACHTING SAILING SHIPPING DIRECTORYnagement. The concierge team are active 24-hours and the crew facility provisions exceeded expectations, especially with regard to leisure time.”
Upon receiving the award, Porto Montenegro’s Marina Director, Tony Browne, remarked: “When launching Porto Montenegro back in 2010, we had a bold vision to become the world’s leading superyacht marina. In re-writing the rulebook for product and service standards we have sought inspiration both from within and without our own industry to prove that a new-build marina in the Adriatic can match and indeed better what is on offer in the western Med.”
“Being the first and only Platinum marina in the world today is a credit to the tireless dedication of the entire Porto Montenegro team, without whom none of this would be possible.“
“At a strategic level, the Montenegrin government should also be recognized for having grasped the opportunities presented by high-end nautical tourism for the local population and for supporting our efforts right from the start.”

Benetti FB268 M/Y SEASENSE


AZIMOUTHIO YACHTING INFO MARINE YACHTING SAILING SHIPPING DIRECTORY is a 67-meter full custom superyacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure built for an experienced owner who has chosen the Benetti brand for the first time.
The elegant exterior lines of the M/Y SEASENSE are by the Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, designing its first Benetti vessel, while the naval architecture was developed by the shipyard’s technical office. The contemporary styling of the interiors, on the other hand, is the result of collaboration between the Benetti’s architects team and the design studio AREA from Los Angeles, making its debut in the world of superyachts. The layout includes six suites that can accommodate up to 12 guests.
The basic concept underpinning this Benetti superyacht is reflected in its name – SEASENSE – which has been translated into a design that revolves around the relationship with the surrounding environment. In fact, the owner wanted the outdoor areas to be as spacious as possible, to offer the maximum possible contact with the sea. In particular, the stern area of the main deck is given over to a big pool with a sun-lounging area connected to the peculiar main salon that, through the opening of big sliding doors, provides even more outdoor space for guests.
FB268 SEASENSE – fitted with 2 1380kW Caterpillar engines, it has a top speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The range at a cost effective speed of 12 knots is 5,000 nautical miles.

Delivery is scheduled for the end of July 2017.



– This 7.45 meter model can count on the interior space of much longer boats
– The smooth riding hull shape ensures comfortable sailing and can handle up to 250hp
– The official presentation will be at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

Invictus Yacht is ready to officially present to the public their new 240CX, a model guaranteeing comfortable and livable interiors in aINVICTUS2 boat only 7.45 meters long. This model will be officially presented during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 (12-17 September).

The CX range has several characteristics in common with the “X” range, especially the vertical steering position that provides very precise steering thanks to its correct ergonomics.
As with all the yard’s ranges, the CX range is designed by Christian Grande, the perfect symbol of Italian style incarnated by Invictus Yacht. Interior volumes are much larger than those of comparable competitors of the same length, yet the 240CX maintains its sporting lines thanks to the balance between the hull design and deck profile. Very close attention has been paid to the finishings and detailing, not only their materials but also their chromatic contrasts.

Just like her larger sister the 280CX, this refined vessel was conceived to include a concentrate of high quality extras and comfort in a limited space. The rapport between her size (7.45 meters long with a 2.5 meter beam) and incredibly large interior spaces gives this model of the gamma the maximum in livability. Below decks feature an open space with a bathroom corner where the WC folds away into a special cabinet. Guaranteeing ample storage space, a particularly large locker is located to the left of the companionway. All this in a very luminous environment, thanks to long twin windows in the hull that increase exterior visibility and reduce the impact of the hull as an architectural barrier.
The steering position is vertically oriented allowing for a particularly precise steering experience thanks to carefully studied ergonomics. The heart of the day zone is located in the center of the boat, with a stand-up driving seat allowing for a particularly precise steering experience thanks to carefully studied ergonomics, but which can be easily transformed into an element of the aft dining area, dedicated to all those who love to use their boat in conviviality. This transformable system is standard equipment. Protection from the sun is also included, thanks to a fold-away bimini top that covers the whole living area.INVICTUS4
The close attention paid to finishings and space optimization must not overshadow the especially seaworthy hull shape which allows for excellent control and a smooth ride even in choppy seas and can carry up to 250 hp in outboard power.

The new Invictus 240 CX will be officially presented during the next Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 (12-17 September); an occasion that the Italian yard is preparing in great style and passion.
The French boat show will host the Invictus flagship, the 370GT, plus the 280GT, the 280CX, the 200HX – also in her world premier at the French salon – , and the FX gamma’s 200, 240 and the 270.

Invictus was created as a challenge: to offer to the national and international yachting market a new reference point for pleasure yachting. The symbol created for the yard was not chosen by chance: a shield with a cross represents important values: beauty, strength, protection and trust, elaborated through the experience and tradition of the Italian nautical sector. Invictus is represented by the GT (370, 280), TT(280), FX(270,240,200,190), SX(280) and the CX (240, 280) and SX (280) designed and built applying the qualities that have made Italian shipyards the most esteemed in the world for their refined aesthetics, materials, state of the art assembly, dependability, versatility and long life. Thanks to their collaboration with the famous Cristian Grande DesignWorks studios, Invictus has brought a high level of technology and design to their vessels.
These elements have allowed them to define a clear conception of a yacht: beautiful and comfortable, well equipped and completed with a maniacal attention to details, ready for any kind of use and sea condition.

Christian Grande is one of the youngest Italian designers to become part of the palmares of yacht designers. He has designed innovative vessels since 1992, courageously creating innovative yachts that will later become corner stones in nautical design. Presently Cristian has completed over 100 yacht designs and been presented with more than 16 international awards. He has also collaborated with Sacs and San Lorenzo in addition to overseeing styling and design for the entire Invictus Yacht gamma.

Via Donnici 28, 88021 Borgia (CZ) – Italia
Tel +39 096120388E-mail:

Abu Dhabi hosts The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference 2017

The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law.

Dubai, 1st June: There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about recent case studies, illustrating how the financial sector can help release the full potential of regional shipping and ports operators to the benefit of trade and economic growth.

A high level group of expert speakers and panellists is being assembled by The Maritime Standard, and will include representatives from leading ship owners and managers, port operators, trade organisations, brokers and analysts, law firms and financiers. The event has also secured sponsorship support from a number of top maritime companies and organisations, including Abu Dhabi Ports as the host sponsor, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, National Marine Dredging Company, Islamic P & I Club and Dubai Maritime City.
Trevor Pereira, managing director of The Maritime Standard says, “This the third time we are returning to Abu Dhabi to hold this event, and this reflects not just the success of the first two, but the growing importance of the emirate as a regional trade, shipping and finance hub. We will have some important names from the industry speaking and a high quality audience of decision makers. These are still difficult times for the industry, but we aim to make sure this event will add real value and assist companies in charting a course towards success when the recovery gathers momentum.”
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Ports, said, “We are delighted to be hosting The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference, an important event for Abu Dhabi’s Maritime sector as well as the UAE. Abu Dhabi is fast becoming a regional hub for both finance and trade so it makes perfect sense to hold this event here, to underline the emirate’s growth in trade and transport both regionally and globally, in line with the leadership’s wise vision in supporting the development of the shipping, ports and logistics sectors of the economy.”
The TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference is certain to generate a high level of interest and places are strictly limited. For more information about how to register go to:
Image Caption: (from left to right) Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard; Sanjay Mehta, Chairman, S One CapitaAZIMOUTHIO YACHTING INFO MARINE YACHTING SHIPPING DIRECTORYl; Jesper Kjaedegaard, Partner, Mercator International; Jacob Berman, Managing Director, Standard Chartered; Anders Kron Commercial Manager Middle East, Sohar Port and Freezone; Venugopal Venkatesh, CFO, Oman Shipping Company; Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; Abdulkareem Al Masabi, executive vice president – ports unit, Abu Dhabi Ports; Trevor Pereira, Managing Director, The Maritime Standard; Khamis Juma Buamim, Managing Director & Group CEO, Gulf Navigation Holding; H.E. Dr. Abdullah Salem Alkatheeri, Director General, Federal Transport Authority-Land & Maritime; H.E. Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; Dr. Ali Obaid Al Yabhouni, Chairman, UAE Shipping Association; Capt. Abdul Wahab Al Diwani, Federal Transport Authority-Land & Maritime; Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports; Bora Bariman, Head of Energy & Marine, National Bank of Fujairah; Eng. Yasser Nasr Zaghloul, CEO, National Marine Dredging Company; Chris Peters, CFO, Emirates Ship Investment Company; Vasudev Amonker, Unit Head – Int’l Lending, Burgan Bank Group; Eng. Rashed Al Hebsi, CEO, Tasneef; Marcus Machin, Director, Tufton Oceanic (Middle East) Limited; Thomas Kriwat, CEO, Mercmarine Group of Companies; Ziad Touma, Partner, Fichte Legal Consultants

Editor’s Note: About The Maritime Standard
The Maritime Standard (TMS) publishes a regular e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and has built up a circulation of more than 30,000 recipients. It delivers the most accurate, up-to-date news about the market and has built up the largest circulation of any shipping-related online newsletter in the Middle East and India. It is also gaining popularity in other major shipping hubs, including Oslo, Hamburg, Singapore and Greece. The newsletter includes news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. Topics that are covered include tanker, container, dry and liquid bulk, ro-ro, and cruise shipping; terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics. The newsletter regally carries exclusives, analysis and interviews with top executives.

A very successful first edition of the TMS UAE Yearbook was published in 2016, covering all the major sectors of the shipping, ports and maritime industry in the UAE. The publication was launched at SMM in Hamburg in September and generated a high level of interest. The in-depth analysis of port, shipping, shipyards, maritime law, classification, regulation and inland transports on, and other topics, was well received by the industry. The TMS UAE Yearbook 2017 will be released in May, following extensive on the ground research and interviews with leading players.
The not-to-be missed The Maritime Standard Awards recognise and celebrate success in the shipping, ports and related sectors across the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. The Awards are now positioned as one of the world’s leading shipping and maritime awards dinners and are the premier event of their kind in the region. The Maritime Standard Awards 2016, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman Emirates Airline and Group, attracted close to 700 of the region’s elite shipping and maritime professionals, as well as a number of leading figures from overseas. These guests came from a variety of industry segments, ranging from ports and terminal operators to ship owners and managers, and executives from the worlds of maritime law and finance, classification, ship building and repair and maritime education and training. The 2016 event had Jim Clancy, the well-known former CNN news anchor, as master of ceremonies, following on from Alistair Campbell and Ruud Gullit in 2014 and 2015 respectively. As well as 21 general awards categories, the TMS team presented 7 special individual awards recognising the contributions made by high profile industry leaders and innovators. The Awards have set a benchmark within the industry and have become an eagerly anticipated meeting place for top executives from across the business, where they can meet, network and create new opportunities. The Maritime Standard Awards 2017 will take place on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.

The first The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference took place on 25th October 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, and attracted a high level audience who were able to hear presentations from many of the region’s leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. Attendees included key decision makers and opinion formers and the event was hugely informative, also presenting opportunities for networking and face to face contact. Those present were given a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector.
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The second Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference took place at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, on November 14th 2016. Like the first Conference, also held in Abu Dhabi, it was hugely successful, bringing together experts from the fields of shipping, ports, banking, finance, trade and maritime law, among others, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping business, and trade, in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. They willingly shared their insights and knowledge through a series of presentations and panel discussions, signposting the way forward, and identifying the key challenges ahead, as well as the significant opportunities that exist. A high level panel of speakers dealt with a number of themes including regional trade patterns, ship finance and ports and shipping. Speakers and attendees alike praised the content of the conference and the networking opportunities presented. There was appreciation of the fact that leading executives shared their industry knowledge and pointed the way to opportunities to adapt to evolving market situations in line with their forecasts.
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– A people-centred yacht that will allow owner and guests alike to live in close contact with the surrounding environment whilst fully resArcadia2pecting Mother Nature herself
– Around 100 square metres of communal living space on the main deck alone
– As a result, the A85S features the innovative new sky lounge concept which can convert to a third entirely enclosed deck complete with side windows
– A massive 36 sqm of new-generation photovoltaic cells deliver 3.5 kW of power
– The A85S will be one of the stars of the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival where it will be flanked by the rest of the ARCADIA YACHTS fleet

Having revolutionised the international nautical market since 2010 with a string of yachts designed to deliberately blur the confines between interior and exterior, the ARCADIA YACHTS yard looks set to astonish the sector once again with the new A85S, a boat that delivers an incredibly generous amount of guest space for its 25.9-metre length.
The layout and functional aspects of the living space aboard the A85S are the result of a deliberate evolution of the yard’s construction processes. The linear design of the superstructure and vertical line of the bow guarantee optimal use is made of every single inch of available space, both interior and exterior. The perfect case in point is the exceptionally generous living area which is significantly larger than that found on other yachts of the same dimension and, in fact, results in around 100 square metres of communArcadia5al space on the main deck alone.
The uniqueness of the ARCADIA YACHTS philosophy in general and the A85S in particular springs from a desire to place people at the centre of each new project. This changes the whole meaning and experience of seafaring and allowing all aboard to enjoy exceptionally close contact with the surrounding environment.
At 25.9 metres (84’11”) in length, the A85S has a maximum displacement of 75 tonnes. It also sports twin 730 hp MAN diesel engines which guarantee a maximum speed of 18 knots. The new yacht cruises confidently at 16 knots too. Equally, it can cruise in displacement mode at the slightly lower speed of 12 knots to allow those aboard to enjoy the most pleasurable part of any cruise. The A85S has a range of approximately 850 nm @ 12 knots.

All ARCADIA yachts are inspired by our desire to put the owner at centre stage, to create spaces that will cocoon him and his guests whilst still allowing all aboard to fully experience and live the natural land and seascape all around.
The A85S both reflects and further refines the yard’s philosophy by offering a total and truly immersive experience of nature.
This is exactly why the A85S features the innovative sky-lounge concept which can convert to a third entirely enclosed deck, complete with Up & Down side windows that rise all the way up to the hard top at the touch of a button. This makes the whole of the upper deck much morArcadia3e flexible and usable in all kinds of weather. The space can be climate-controlled in very hot climes or in foul weather or left open to the air to allow occupants enjoy the sea breeze in summer. A significant departure from the usual offerings on the market as this particular space really can be utilised 365 days a year.

In design terms, the A85S is simple and sober in style, featuring a harmonious mix of interior and exterior areas. The enclosed spaces, in fact, seem to meld with the surround nature and sea. The heady scent of the sea, its soft sounds and reflections off the water flood the interior, creating the feeling that it is one with the elements.
The sky lounge is home not simply to the high-tech bridge but also a large convivial area which, as already indicated, can be enjoyed right throughout the year by owner and guests.
ARCADIA has also created a large C-shaped sofa and an adjustable-height table forward on the main deck which transforms this particular space into a large sunning area.
The deckhouse is almost entirely comprised of double-glazed reflective glass, lending the interior a bright airiness. Automatic blinds on the ceiling and side windows offer the owner and his guests complete privacy in port or even riding at anchor out in a bay. The A85S’s main saloon is extremely cosy and also has an eight-seater dining table forward which can be served directly from the galley, thanks to a vertically sliding hatch. There is even a separate day add for visiting guests.
The elegant winter garden leads to the spacious aft-deck lounge which is 8.5 metres in length and has a nicely-sheltered cockpit with a second table that’s perfect for suppers and dinners as well as a large sunning area further aft. The exterior aft deck is itself well-sheltered and offers guests an excellent alternative to the interior. In fact, it is somewhere they can spend much of their time. The imposing size of the aft deck allows both oArcadia4wner and guests to enjoy the sea as fully as possible and to feel surrounded by it, thanks to the presence of two side balconies that further enhance the sense of communion with the world around them.
The A85S is ideal for welcoming a large number of guests and, as such, for enjoying holidays with close friends and family. There are four cabins on the lower deck, including a spectacular 32 square metre master suite amidships with an en suite bathroom complete with a spacious wellness area. The roomy VIP stateroom forward has a double bed and also a walk-in closet. The remaining two guest cabins are twins. Additionally, there are quarters for four crew in the forward section of the A85S. The crew and technical areas are noteworthy and include a tender garage capable of stowing a four-metre-plus craft and a two-seater jet ski. ARCADIA YACHTS meticulously studied and designed the crew walkways through the yacht to guarantee absolute privacy to owner and guests at all times.
Furnishings from the leading Italian designer brands have been used through the A85S’s interior with plentiful individual stand-alone pieces that make a modular layout workable.

One of the A85S’s strongest attributes is, without a doubt, its exceptionally modest fuel consumption, which is an impressive 30-50% lower than other yachts of comparable dimensions. The same applies to its running costs. These results were delivered by its semi-planing NPL hull. The latter was developed after extensive testing by the National Physical Laboratory in England to ascertain the optimal hull form and also the most hydrodynamically efficient length-beam ratio. Combined with the particularly light ARCADIA YACHTS superstructure, this advanced hull delivers strikingly efficient performance figures even with modest horse power.

ARCADIA’s unique philosophy not only celebrates but also respects the natural environment. This ethos is expressed in practical form by the solar panels integrated into the superstructure. These actually reduce generator use so that guests can luxuriate in the sounds of nature – waves lapping, birds calling – while riding at anchor. Extensive use of leading-edge thermal-insulating glazing is further evidence of the yard’s commitment to its green principles too.
New generation photovoltaic cells are set between the outer and inner surfaces of the double-glazed solar panels fitted to most of the superstructure. This advanced, eco-friendly system of 36 sqm of panels, each comprising hundreds of photovoltaic cells, yields a power output of 3.5 kW. This is enough energy to to power many different electrical appliances and units, including fridges, water pumps, WCs, lights, A/V and electronics while the batteries recharge.
Given the fact that air-conditioning is often superfluous because of the large apertures in the winter garden and the way the sky lounge can be opened up, the A85S’s energy requirements are often met for the entire day by the solar panel system alone rather the generators. The result is a significant saving in diesel, slashed pollutant levels and zero emissions.

The A85S will be in good company on the water at the upcoming 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12 to 17). In fact, the Italian yard will be bringing its entire fleet from the Sherpa to the A115 flagship, via the A85 and the A100, to the event.

ECOTHINK – A “ green” approach reflects in everything we do, in our everyday life, at work and when making big decisions. This is a lifestyle that ARCADIA Yachts has managed to bring into the nautical sector through an idea that has combined together functional design and “ethical sense”, appreciation and respect for the environment. An “ecological idea” which translates into eco-friendly solutions, that reduces consumption and environmental impact. To enjoy the sea in a more free and responsible way. Because the future of yachting is a little greener every day.
ECOTECH – The most advanced technological research and the best Italian creativity to generate innovative and efficient solutions which define a new “sustainable” frontier in yachting:
> FUNCTIONAL DESIGN with a distinct personal touch, to better integrate shapes and components and reach the highest eco-friendly performance;
> Double glazing PANELS integrated within the superstructure. This feature ensures maximum comfort whilst recharging the batteries and powering all utilities and services on-board. This is the only way to reduce the use of generators;
> HYDRODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY of the semi-displacement hull which requires limited engine power, guaranteeing low consumption, emissions and maintenance costs;
> SOPHISTICATED SYSTEMS which provide waste water treatment to avoid pollution;
> Optional HYBRID PROPULSION to sail up to 8 knots with “zero emissions” in absolute silence;
> ARCADIA ASSEMBLING SYSTEM which minimizes the waste materials during the building stage, the use of paints, and helps reduce construction times.
THE SHIPYARD – The shipyard is located in the heart of the Mediterranean: a 36.000m2 facility where craftsmanship, modern technologies, attention to detail and the surrounding environment are perfectly blended together.
THE FLEET – A series of fiberglass yachts ranging from 58’ to 115’, with new plans to increase the top size from 145’ up to 180’, both in steel.

Arcadia Yachts S.r.l. Legal Office and Headquarters
Via Terragneta, 90, 80058 Torre Annunziata, Napoli, Italy
Tel +39 081 8590701 |



– 13.2 meters long, the Greek shipyard’s flagship stands out for high level offshore performance combined with exceptional comfort and on board safety for families and guestsTechnoHull-1
– An ideal super-yacht tender and chase-boat, already in service around the Mediterranean
– Supplementing the two inboard engine versions, this year also with a triple engine outboard option
– Top speeds up to 80 mph*

Omega 41 is the name given to the Technohull flagship, a performance luxury mega RIB that combines the concepts of versatility, performance, high quality detailing and finishings – all in a single model – confirming the yard’s fame around the world.

The mentioned values that are part of the Greek shipyard’s DNA since it’s beginning in 2005. Facts that ensured production of models so versatile and safe that they can be used both for comfortable and elegant long-range cruises or as a luxury tenders for super-yachts. Some of the most important international shipyards have already chosen the Omega 41 as the chase-boat for their units, thanks to the RIB’s smart and customizable design and lay-out. A veritable concentrate of performance, technology and style.
The hull is built using quadraxial fibers, with carbon fiber and infused epoxy resins to be also an option and surrounded by ORCA 866 1670 dtex as standard tubes, ensures an extremely solid product. All construction takes place in the yard by highly specialized technicians and in accordance with rigid international parameters. The desire of Technohull to use the best materials on the market is evident in their choice of BurmTechnoHull-2ese teak paneling, attached using the most innovative methods of vacuum assisted adhesion.

Technohull Omega 41 – a 13.2 meters “toy for boy”, with a 3.4 meter beam, exploits a two-step deep-V hull shape, for exceptional performance in any weather. A smooth ride over the waves at high speed and in complete safety is always assured.
The deck layout is the creation of the Greek designer Alexandros Liaskovitis and his Milan based studio, specialized in high luxury ambient that stand out for their incredible attention to detail.
The hinge-point of the Technohull Omega 41 design is the modern center console, sheltered by a sporty T-top that perfectly protects the two wrap-around shockproof seats and can also mount solar panels. The cockpit features a state-of-the-art electronic console supported by a central monitor able to control all the devices on board easily.
The forward zone includes a spacious storage space, hidden under an extra-large sunbathing area, and a comfortable seat forward of the console.
The Technohull versatility concept becomes clear when aft with the different seating concepts available for the owner to choose. These options offer various levels on a sporting theme and all include a large sunbathing area with a comfortable central passage to the stern platform. Another outstanding option is the mobile kitchen that includes a sink and burners.
The design of the Omega 41 console let the yard’s team create spacious interiors that includes an enclosed bathroom: an aestTecnoHull-3hetic choice that will satisfy both the most performance oriented owners and their wives, thanks to the use of high quality materials and finishings.

Performance, seaworthiness and maneuverability are the indispensable strengths of the yard from Alimos and their flagship Omega 41 fully lives up to expectations. Several propulsion options are available – first of all this year’s new out-board engine version.
Here the owner can choose a triple engine 350hp or 400hp option (and the yard is studying the possibility to mount four 400hp engines) that can deliver a top speed of 80 miles per hour* and a cruising speed of 50 mph for the Omega 41.
If the owner prefers the inboard engine propulsion system, the yard offers two options: two 350hp engines or two 400hp engines. Here too performance is exceptional, with top speeds close to 65 mph and cruising speeds of 45 mph. These characteristics make the Omega 41 ideal for covering long distances without sacrificing comfort or pleasure.

Performance and high efficiency make any Technohull the ideal RIBs for those who want to take the weekend off and not worry about the distance to cover, primarily thanks to their ability to take on the most difficult weather and sea states in complete safety and comfort even with a numerous crew.

(*) Top speed indications are based on our factory testing program. Boat speed may vary depending on weight, fuel load, water conditions, wind, engine package, engine tuning, propellers, number of passengers and numerous other factors beyond our control.

Technohull was founded in 2005. Since then, the yard has designed, produced and sold luxury high performance innovative RIB’s – all in-house. Technohull is a Greek company known for their impressively fast and safe high-end RIBs since their beginning in the local market and the Mediterranean area. Over the last ten years the experienced and enthusiastic Technohull team has expanded in the international boating market, achieving both remarkable and stable growth in production and sales.
Based in Athens, Technohull has a business network that promotes the excellence of “Made in Greece” with their one-of-a-kind aesthetic taste, design & innovation appeal.
The mission: Since the company’s inception, Technohull’s mission is based on four core values: extreme performance, perfect safety and seaworthiness, top efficiency and long distance traveling ability. Each element of a Technohull RIB is produced and installed by highly expert in-house artisans, from the mould and hull layers to the teak decks. Every single unit is designed from scratch and is based on a different hull model to best fit the length and the different characteristics required by its owner. Highest quality materials are selected in every construction and finishing process. Top quality gelcoat colors, multi-directional fibers and high quality resins are standard in every boat. All Technohull models are equipped with ORCA Penel Flippo 1670 tube fabrics. Vacuum infusion technology, epoxy materials and of course hand-laid polyester are all combined when producing GRP elements. Completing the sophisticated hull design, top quality techniques and materials are applied throughout – the required process for building a masterpiece. True epoxy vacuum infusion lamination with special multi-directional fabrics and foam cored layers, cured in a carefully controlled oven, ensure the absolute best construction process for a super strong, very lightweight boat. Many parts are built of pure carbon fiber, further reducing overall weight. Throughout the production process ISO 9001:2008 standards are strictly followed.

Iroos Matsi & Archeou Theatrou, Alimos 17456, Greece


Sand People, after the development of ad-hoc digital PR strategies for their clients, has now officially opened their own Facebook, Instagram, Twitter pages.Sand-People
Sand People Communication, after having developed for a series of clients – beginning in 2012 and still the only one in the yachting world – ad-hoc strategies dedicated specifically for digital PR and social networks, has now launched their own Facebook and Instagram pages.

With these pages – which not only will refer to news items distributed by press releases – we will anticipate and offer official extra content that will not be distributed through typical channels. This content is specifically directed towards on-line newspapers, yachting sector bloggers and international lifestyle media.
A different and even more direct way of communicating the latest news from the Sand People world. A more specifically targeted vehicle to keep updated on the latest yacht and superyacht market analysis in addition to news from the international communications sector.
Sand People will supply several daily updates, constantly monitoring the pages of the world’s primary news services in addition to the profiles of the most influential editors.
Live transmissions from the primary international boat shows will soon be organized, to better follow the presentations of new models and the first statements from the clients we represent. From back-stage we will follow the most interesting photographic shoots for the most recent launchings and sea trials of our 2017 models.
And for those who are even more curious – the back-stage of our difficult but fascinating work too!


The name of the Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph alone reflects its unique status: on a single dial, it features a combination of a classic tourbillon, a chronograph and a retrograde date. IWC’s watchmakers have designed the new in-house 89900 calibre to make this distinctive constellation possible.

The most conspicuous feature of the 18-carat red gold Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph (Ref. IW393101) is the flying tourbillDA VINCI TOURBILLON RÉTROGRADE CHRONOGRAPHon. The tourbillon cage is bearing-mounted only at one end, on the underside, and is not connected to an upper bridge. The tourbillon also features a technically complex hacking function that guar­antees down-to-the-second accuracy when setting the watch. When the crown is pulled out, two levers grip the balance rim like a clamp and block the mechanism consist­ing of the balance, wheel train and hands. New geometry in the pallet and escape wheel combined with diamond shell technology ensures that the watch’s 68-hour power reserve when fully wound is maintained despite the additional complications. Furthermore, the pallet and escape wheel are made of diamond-coated silicon, an extremely hard surface with good sliding properties that reduces fric­tion and thus resistance, which in turn benefits the power reserve. The chronograph function at “12 o’clock” allows stopped times of up to 11 hours and 59 minutes, which can be read off as easily as the time of day. The central seconds hand measures stopped times to an accuracy of one-quarter of a second.


The third complication, besides the chronograph and the tourbillon, is the retrograde date display, located on the left-hand side of the dial. The hand shows the date from  the 1st to the 31st of the month as it moves across an arc and then, at the end of the scale, reverts to its starting point. In months with fewer than 31 days or when the watch has not been used for a while, the date display can be ad­vanced rapidly and conveniently using the crown. Compared with a traditional date window, the analogue display turns the passage of time into a much more vivid experience.


The Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph’s precious red gold case with golden push-buttons and lugs has a carefully balanced appearance. The movable horns ensure that the dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni with its 18-carat red gold folding clasp fits perfectly around the wrist. The harmonious arrangement of the three complications on the silver-plated dial, with the chronograph function at “12 o’clock”, follows the typical IWC pattern. The watch, which is water-resistant to 3 bar, has a trans­parent sapphire-glass back. Looking through it, we see the new IWC-manufactured 89900 calibre with its solid red gold rotor. The watch is 44 millimetres in diameter and 17 millimetres high.


With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of Haute Horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to climate and environmental protection.

Socius team completes annual distribution of Azimouthio Marine Directory

In the past 3 weeks, Socius team was travelling along the Adriatic coast, visiting Marinas and making the distribution of Azimouthio Yachting Info – Marine Directory. The Directory was distributed hand to hand in more than 20 Marinas directly to ship owners, captains, crew, brokers, charter agencies, etc. Establishing a strong distribution network in largest Croatian Marinas is just another step in the strengthening of Azimouthio Yachting Info presence on the Adriatic Coast.