In a Word / Boating life: Nanni, Flir, NodusFactory, Plastimo, Deutz, Victoria Yachting

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of October 21, 2019.

Nanni Diesel and Flir join forces in intelligent docking

The French marine engine manufacturer Nanni Diesel and the Raymarine group's electronics specialist Flir have announced their partnership. The Nanni engine control systems will incorporate DockSense technology to facilitate docking and take-off manoeuvres.

NodusFactory opens its capital and validates its patents

The textile fittings manufacturer NodusFactory increases its capital. The current shareholders are increasing their holdings and are joined by industrialists to develop non-boating markets for the industry. The company also announces that it has been granted 3 patents and 48 points of protection in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Plastimo prepares its new headquarters in Lorient

Plastimo's project for a new home for its deck hardware manufacturer Plastimo has taken a new step forward. Plans for the new building in Lorient La Base have been presented to staff and pre-demolition work is scheduled to begin in October 2019.

Deutz positions itself for electric propulsion

The thermal engine manufacturer Deutz, owner of the specialist in electric propulsion for yachting Torqeedo, is continuing its strategic acquisitions for new energies. The group acquired the battery manufacturer Futavis. Until now Torqeedo has offered batteries with BMW technology.

Fortress anchors change hands

Fortress, a well-known aluminium anchor brand in the yachting industry, has a new owner. The American company, founded in 1986, was taken over from his father by Dylan Hallerberg, grandson of the founder and partner of the managing director Rigo Rogue.

Victoria Yachting goes international

Boat linen and bedding specialist Victoria Yachting is expanding its international presence. The French brand announces the opening of an office in Germany and Palma de Mallorca to boost its export production.