Making Waves: Moonen’s Latest Refit
Moonen recently relaunched the seventh hull in the Moonen 84 line after a successful five-month refit at the yard. Etoile d’Azur, a René van der Velden design originally delivered in 2007 and still in the hands of her original owners, now boasts an extended flybridge.
Restored Historic Whaleship Launches in Connecticut
A nautical restoration job for the ages reached a milestone Sunday with the launch of the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.
Making Waves: Recycling a Research Vessel
In an innovative departure from the typical brokerage pitch, Steve Reoch of All Ocean Yachts is offering the 175-foot (53.3-meter) research/expedition vessel Proteus for sale with a conversion proposal conceived by noted designer Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec. The project, dubbed Proteus II, proposes to turn the research vessel into a long-range luxury explorer.
Rybovich is already an established name in the South Florida marine industry, but the recent acquisition of a 3000 ton floating dry dock expands both their hauling capacity and their refit capabilities. Combined with their existing 150 and 660 ton Travelifts, the floating dry dock makes Rybovich the facility with the largest hauling capacity in South Florida.
Replacing The Deck? Consider The Alternative
Esthec’s parent company Bolidt is one of the “oldest” manufacturers of synthetic flooring materials. The boat decking that Esthec manufactures is based on a product that has been used in commercial shipping and cruise ships for more than 15 years.