In a Word / Boating life : Kiriacoulis, Mercury, Italy, Aquila Catamarans, Chomarat, Bénéteau...

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of 06 February 2020.

Kiriacoulis buys the Kalamata marina

The Kiriacoulis Méditerranée yacht charter company becomes the sole owner of the Kalamata marina in southern Greece. It bought the 40% of the capital it did not yet hold from the Association for Tourism and Development of Messinia. The marina has 250 berths afloat and can accommodate 150 boats ashore.

Mercury revises the distribution of its inboard engines

Mercury Racing, a division of the American engine manufacturer, is reviewing its distribution in France. The Mercury inboard and sterndrive engines are now distributed by Etablissements Lethiec, already a Lethiec dealer, based in Pegomas, in the Alpes Maritimes. Outboard engines for motorboat racing remain distributed by Espace Power, in Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Reunification of the Italian nautical industry

Since the creation of Nautica Italiana in 2015, the Italian boating industry has had 2 professional associations. A common ground was finally found to bring back into UCINA, the historical structure dependent on the Italian employers' movement, the former dissidents. A reunification protocol was signed on 31 January 2020. A co-presidency of the leaders of the two associations, Saverio Cecchi and Lamberto Tacoli, is in place until the next internal elections.

Aquila Catamarans expands its production facilities

The motor catamaran builder Aquila has announced the extension of its production plant in Asia. The new buildings will notably house a 3-axis machine and boat testing facilities.

Chomarat and Bénéteau selected at JEC World

The fibre and composite materials supplier Chomarat has been selected for the JEC Innovation Award for its G-Flow draining structural reinforcement. The fabric developed with the Bénéteau Group will be exhibited at JEC World, the international composite exhibition.

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