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Tiwal dinghy at MOMA Design Store

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The May 2, 2018 briefs.

Najad leaves the island of Orust

The Swedish shipyard Najad Yachts, which recently took over the Arcona Yachts shipyard in February 2018, has announced that it will cease production of boats in Orust. The island, which also houses a Hallberg-Rassy factory, was the cradle of the brand. The Najad yachts will now be produced in Uddevalla, in a factory that also produces Arcona brand units.

Raymarine's Quantum 2 wins Seatec award

Raymarine's Quantum 2 marine radar was awarded the Qualitec Design Award at the Seatec 2018 trade show in Carrara, Italy. Weight, aesthetics, graphic quality, identification of short-range targets, monitoring and rapid identification of imminent dangers and the new Doppler function were highlighted by the jury to justify their choice.

Tiwal at WOAgri

The Tiwal inflatable dinghy The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, MOMA, has been awarded the prestigious MOMA award. The small sailboat built in Vannes is now on display and available for sale at the MOMA Design Store, the museum's shop. "This is another step in our strategy to conquer the American market," explains Marie Duval, in charge of communications at Tiwal.

Success of Watt&Sea's hydrogenerator pod

Marketed since January 2018, Watt&Sea's POD 600 hydrogenerator has found its audience. First generator of the Rochelaise brand directly fixed under the hull, it has already sold 15 per month for the first 4 months. The company is in discussion with the builders to develop the first fitting as an option on the yachts as soon as they leave the yard.

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