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Fire in the dry dock of the Lürssen shipyard

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of September 18, 2018.

Yacht fire at Lürssen yard

A 100 metre superyacht, under construction at the German shipyard Lürssen, caught fire on 14 September 2018. The fire mobilized 180 firefighters. If no one was injured, the disaster could be the most costly since the Costa Concordia, according to our colleagues from Le Marin, whose source indicates that the site's coverage was for $700 million with Lloyds.

Dometic raises funds in Europe

The equipment manufacturer Dometic, active on the yachting market in the fields of air conditioning, energy, sanitary facilities and kitchen equipment, announced the issue of 300 M? on the European bond market. Set at 3% over 5 years, this fundraising is the first tranche of a total ?1.5 billion programme.

Goiot Systems relies on Marine Mobile Diffusion

Goiot Systems has chosen to rely on the young company Marine Mobile Diffusion for the marketing of its products ( sliding doors, watertight doors, glazing, tolerated hatches and deck panels, etc.) in the professional boat sector. Very present in yachting, the company sees a complementary market there.

250 M for Ukrainian pleasure boating

The Ukrainian government has announced the allocation of $250 million for the development of water tourism in the country. The funds will be used in particular for the construction of new marinas and marinas and the creation of a centre for the nautical industries in Odessa.

Strong reputation for the Transat Jacques Vabre

The organisers of the Transat Jacques Vabre have published the results of the study conducted on the effects of the transatlantic double-handed sailing race. They estimate the economic and tourist impact on the Le Havre urban area at ?7 million. The media impact is estimated at 38,5 M € for more than 57 hours of broadcasting and 1200 media.