In a Word / Life of boating: Torqeedo, Fenwick, World Sailing, Bénéteau Foundation

Torqeedo in full growth

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The November 12, 2019 briefs.

Strong growth for Torqeedo electric motors

While its parent company, engine manufacturer Deutz, reported mixed results in the third quarter of 2019, with falling sales and rising profits, electric marine motor specialist Torqeedo reported positive indicators. Sales more than doubled compared to Q3 2018, with 6832 engines sold. The recall of defective Torqeedo batteries in the second quarter brought profits down.

Fenwick takes the Hyunday card

The marine engine distributor Fenwick has signed an agreement with the Italian company Socoges, distributor in France of Hyunday SeasAll engines. Fenwick will provide sales and after-sales service for the recreational diesel engine market in the 200 to 270 hp range for departments 06, 11, 13, 17, 30, 33, 34, 40, 64, 66, 83 and 85.

World Sailing distinguishes Oman Sail

The 2019 Development Award of the President of the International Sailing Federation, World Sailing, has been awarded to Oman Sail. The award recognises "Oman Sail's achievements over the past 10 years and its mission to make sport sailing accessible."

The Bénéteau Foundation supports the heritage of sea rescue

The jury of the AACSM-Fondation Bénéteau prize, chaired by Xavier de la Gorce, selected the renovation projects for the lifeboats Aimée-Hilda and Yvon Salaün. A cheque for 10,000 euros, endowed by the Bénéteau Corporate Foundation, will be shared and given to the presidents of the two associations to help safeguard this maritime heritage.

Investment in the port of Saint-Helier in Jersey

The port of St-Helier, in the Channel Island of Jersey, is launching a £3.5 million works programme. Planned to last 18 months, the development is to include new pontoons accessible 24 hours a day for boats up to 24 m in length.

Canada transposes U.S. boating standards

The Canadian institution Transport Canada has announced the national recognition of ABYC standards from the United States as an alternative method of certification for small pleasure craft. The text is applicable from 30 October 2019.