Boating life: Mercury, MedYacht, Feadship, Sunseeker, Morbihan

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Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of June 28, 2019.

MedYacht takes over Mercury from Monaco Marine

The MedYacht group continues its expansion on the French Riviera. After the repurchase of the Repco Marine shipyard in Grimaux in March 2019, it strengthens its marine mechanics and motorization activity by taking over the exclusive distribution of Mercury Mercruiser in the Var and Corsica. MedYacht has acquired the Mercury department of Monaco Marine in Cogolin and will repatriate this activity to Repco's premises at the end of 2019.

Feadship launches an alternative to the current scrubbers

Feadship yard Feadship has presented a solution to reduce polluting emissions for its ships, as an alternative to the current scrubbers. According to the manufacturer, the modular Oxywash system would allow a better integration on yachts and would work whatever the engine temperature. The issue of NOx emissions has become essential after the announcement of the end of the derogation granted by the IMO to large pleasure craft in relation to the rest of ships.

Sunseeker doubles its powerboat range

The Sunseeker brand of powerboats is showing its ambitions. New CEO Andrea Frabetti has announced his intention to double the motoryacht range within 3 years, bringing it to 22 models.

Morbihan rewards boating start-ups

Within the framework of the Oscars du Morbihan, the new name of the Innovation Trophies, the Breton department has confirmed the dynamism of its nautical sector. Among the winners are 2 young companies related to yachting :

  • Lyna Innovation, founded in Crac'h by Raïssa Le Bodo, is awarded the BtoB prize. It is developing a geolocalised anti-theft box to combat the theft of outboard motors.
  • Inneolab, start-up from Ploemeur won the BtoC distinction for its Nozbump, a protective tip to be installed at the end of surfboards to limit the risk of injury on surfing spots.