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Aquila Launches New 30 Power Cat with Twin Outboards at Miami Show

Aquila is introducing its newest power cat, a 30-footer with twin Mercury outboards, at the Miami International Boat Show. The latest entry into the Aquila fleet, which goes up to 48-feet, the new 30 has a single cabin and a head and shower, and will go into the MarineMax Vacation charter fleet as well as into the large MarineMax dealer network for sale to individual buyers. The new Aquila 30 come on the heels of the Aquila 36, which had two cabins. The 30 is simply a smaller version of its larger sibling. An overnight cruiser for two, the 30…

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Azimut Wins Awards at Cannes Show for New S6 (Innovation) and 55 Fly (Best Interior)

Azimut was a big winner at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival. The company itself, the Azimut/Benetti Group, won the Shipyard of the Year Award; the new Azimut S6 won the award for innovation, and the new Azimut 55 Fly won the award for best interior design, both in the 46 to 60-foot category. Azimut launched the S6 sport cruiser (pictured at top) at Cannes. The largest in the Italian builder’s S series, the 59-foot, three-stateroom yacht features glazed hull surfaces and a distinctive bow that make the series easily recognizable. It also has carbon-fiber construction for strength and light weight.…

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Sea Ray Closing High-End Cruising Boat Plants in Florida. Will Focus on 25- to 40-Foot Models.

Brunswick, which has owned Sea Ray since 1986, just announced that it is shutting down the two Florida factories that make Sea Ray’s high-end sport yacht and yacht lines, laying off about 825 workers. Last year Sea Ray (and Meridian) had an operating loss of $17.2 million. Brunswick has been trying to sell Sea Ray, one of the largest boat companies in the U.S., since last December. But Mark Schwabero, the Brunswick chairman and CEO, said “the offers we received did not reflect an appropriate value for this premium brand, and did not meet our expectations.” A major problem, he…