Lewmar, acquisition completed
The American Lippert Components is the official owner of the Lewmar equipment manufacturer. The shareholders of the British hardware manufacturer accepted the American group's offer made on June 11, 2019. This has been validated by the Scottish regulatory authorities. Lewmar joins Lippert Components' extensive portfolio of brands in the boating industry.
Hanse Yachts increases its capital
Following the acquisition at the end of June 2019 of the French catamaran manufacturer Privilège Marine from its own parent company Aurelius, the Hanse Yachts group is reviewing its capitalisation. The German recreational boat manufacturer announced a capital increase, with the issue of 933,162 new shares at a price of 5.75.
Twin Disc acquires Veth Propulsion
The American specialist in transmission and propulsion systems for the marine and land sectors, announced the acquisition for a confidential sum of money of the Dutch family company Veth Propulsion. The operation allows it to add to its catalogue an offer of pump-jet thrusters, used on yachts and professional vessels, specialities of the Dutch industrialist.
Besenzoni loses its founder
The Italian boating company Besenzoni announced the death of its founder Giovanni Besenzoni on 11 August 2019 at the age of 77. In 1967, he founded the equipment manufacturer, a specialist in yachting, which now employs more than 100 people in Sarnico. The brand's introduction of bathing platforms with ladders and telescopic hydraulic footbridges for boat access has made it famous.
Esthec has an R&D centre
The Bolidt group, a specialist in synthetic deck coverings, active in yachting through the Esthec brand, is opening a new R&D centre, the Bolidt Innovation Center in Rotterdam.