Raymarine Revolutionises Commercial Maritime Operations with Pathfinder Radar System

Raymarine, a leader in marine electronics, has set a new benchmark in the commercial marine market with its latest innovation, the Pathfinder Radar. This solid-state X-band radar system, compliant with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standards, is designed specifically for CAT 2 and CAT 3 SOLAS vessels, marking a significant advancement in maritime technology.

Innovative Technology for Enhanced Safety
Pathfinder Radar is built on Raymarine’s award-winning solid-state radar technology, offering exceptional clarity and intuitive user interface. This ground-breaking system is ideal for a wide range of vessels up to 10,000 tons, including superyachts, megayachts, and ocean-going cargo vessels. Its cutting-edge technology ensures superior resolution and detection capabilities, even under challenging maritime conditions, thereby enhancing situational awareness and safety on voyages.

Ease of Installation and Operation
One of the key features of the Pathfinder system is its ease of installation. It is designed to be easily retrofitted on various vessels, being half the weight of comparable radars. Its small-diameter interconnect cables simplify cable runs and significantly reduce installation time. Pathfinder is available in various display sizes, ranging from 16 to 24 inches, catering to different vessel requirements.

A Proven Track Record and Global Reach
Grégoire Outters, General Manager at Raymarine, emphasises the company’s proven expertise in designing intuitive, effective, and industry-leading electronics for recreational vessels. The Pathfinder system, described as sleek and rugged, is tailored for commercial vessels and represents Raymarine’s commitment to this crucial sector. Raymarine’s extensive experience, spanning over 80 years, and its global network of over 7,500 local dealers and distributors in 110 countries, underline its capacity to equip a range of maritime vessels, from commercial fishing boats to workboats and ferries, with top-notch electronic systems.

The Pathfinder Radar by Raymarine is a game-changer in the commercial maritime industry. Its robust design, ease of use, and advanced technology make it an indispensable tool for enhancing navigation and situational awareness in challenging sea conditions. Raymarine continues to lead the way in maritime electronics, offering reliable and innovative solutions for the commercial sector.

About Raymarine
Raymarine, a global leader in marine electronics, specialises in navigation displays, radar systems, fishfinders, and integrated camera systems, engineered to withstand the harshest marine conditions and enhance operational efficiency in the maritime sector.

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The First Amels 80 Superyacht Arrives for Outfitting, Anticipating 2025 Completion

The maritime world is abuzz with the arrival of the first Amels 80 superyacht at Damen Yachting’s main shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands. This exceptional vessel, slated for completion in 2025, stands out as a significant addition to the Amels Limited Editions range.

Pioneering Design and Sustainability
The Amels 80, stretching 80 meters (261 feet) in length, is a testament to modern shipbuilding, combining holistic design principles with sustainable materials and innovative hybrid technology. Espen Oeino, the designer, has infused the yacht with Amels’ signature DNA, blending elegance with environmental consciousness.

Hybrid Technology at the Forefront
Romke van der Linde, Damen Yachting’s Project Manager, emphasises that the Amels 80 represents over a century of shipyard innovation, particularly highlighting its hybrid system. This system has already garnered positive feedback in other models like the Amels 60 yachts, reinforcing Damen Yachting’s commitment to sustainability and advanced technology.

Customised Luxury by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design
The owner of the Amels 80 has opted for a completely custom interior design, crafted by the renowned Dutch design studio Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design. Jan van Hogerwou, Commercial Executive North America at Damen Yachting, notes that the ability to personalize interiors is a key appeal of the Amels Limited Editions superyachts, anticipating that the Amels 80 will be a spectacular rendition upon its delivery​​.

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Damen Yachting, a world-renowned shipbuilding company, specialises in crafting bespoke luxury yachts, known for their innovative design, sustainability, and advanced technology.

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Amels is a leading brand in the luxury superyacht industry, celebrated for its unique blend of elegant design and cutting-edge technology in its Limited Editions range.

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NEOM’s Sindalah Island and Burgess Form Strategic Partnership for Global Yachting Excellence

NEOM’s Sindalah Island has announced a strategic partnership with Burgess, the leading global superyacht provider, to enhance its position as a world-class yachting destination. This collaboration is set to transform Sindalah into a premier hub for yachting enthusiasts and yacht owners from around the world.

A Vision for Luxury Yachting
Located off the coast of north-west Saudi Arabia, Sindalah Island is poised to become a global yachting hotspot. As the first asset of NEOM to be unveiled, the island promises an unparalleled luxury lifestyle, with Burgess offering a full suite of services to cater to the elite yachting clientele. This partnership will elevate Sindalah’s yachting experience to new heights, making it an essential destination on the global yachting calendar.

Comprehensive Yachting Services by Burgess
Burgess will bring its extensive expertise to Sindalah Island, providing an array of services that encompass every aspect of the yachting lifestyle. These services include Yacht Management, Charter and Charter Management, Sales and Purchase, Yacht Insurance, New Build and Refit projects, Yacht Marketing, and Procurement. This wide range of services ensures that every need of the yachting community is met with the highest standards of excellence.

Commitment to Unmatched Experience
Antoni Vives, Chief Urban Development and Islands Officer at NEOM, emphasises the commitment to transforming Sindalah into a distinctive yachting destination. The island will cater not just to yacht owners but also to guests looking to experience the luxury nautical lifestyle through chartering. Burgess’s involvement will ensure that these experiences are nothing short of extraordinary.

Growing Demand for Superyacht Services
The demand for superyacht services in the region has seen exponential growth, leading Burgess to establish a Middle East presence. With this strategic location, Burgess is perfectly positioned to offer Sindalah’s guests world-class services, from bespoke superyacht charters to managing the logistics of chartering yachts in the Red Sea.

A Partnership for the Future
Jonathan Hind, Managing Director of Burgess Middle East, expressed enthusiasm for being part of Sindalah’s development. The partnership signifies a new chapter in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s maritime industry, with Sindalah Island offering everything the superyacht clientele could desire for an exceptional experience.

The partnership between NEOM’s Sindalah Island and Burgess marks a significant milestone in the global yachting industry. This collaboration is set to redefine luxury yachting in the Red Sea, providing unparalleled experiences and services that cater to the highest standards of luxury and exclusivity.

About NEOM
NEOM is a ground-breaking development project in Saudi Arabia, focusing on innovation, technology, and sustainability, with Sindalah Island being a key component in its vision.

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Two Exceptional Amels Limited Editions Yachts Launched in a Single Day

In an unprecedented feat in the world of luxury yachting, Damen Yachting has celebrated the simultaneous launch of two unique Amels Limited Editions superyachts. The launch of the 74-metre Amels 242 and the 60-metre Amels 200 from their headquarters in Vlissingen City, the Netherlands, marks a historic day for the renowned shipyard and the maritime industry at large.

Crafting Maritime Elegance: The Amels 242 and Amels 200
The two yachts, each a masterpiece in their own right, represent the pinnacle of naval craftsmanship and design. The Amels 242, with its distinctive Flag blue hull and Oyster white superstructure, stands out with its bold color scheme. The interior, designed by the acclaimed Winch Design, is an embodiment of luxury with semi-precious agate blue stones greeting guests at the main entrance and various blue marbles accentuating the vessel’s elegance.

The Amels 200, meanwhile, showcases a Whisper Grey hull, customised with exterior bars on every level and a balcony on the Main Deck, a testament to the owner’s unique vision. These design elements, alongside upgraded windbreakers in a dark grey tone, create a cohesive and visually striking aesthetic.

A New Chapter in Yacht Design
Tim Heywood, the legendary designer behind the exteriors of these Amels Limited Editions, has once again proven his unparalleled ability to blend timeless elegance with modern innovation. The interior customisation, a hallmark of the Amels Limited Editions range, allows owners to imbue their personal style into the yachts, as exemplified by the distinct interiors created by Winch Design.

Enhanced Onboard Experience
Both yachts offer features that set new standards in luxury. The Amels 242 boasts a dedicated Owner’s Deck with a Jacuzzi, a large aft swimming pool, and a Lower Deck Wellness Space. The Amels 200, with its balcony on the Main Deck and exterior bars, offers unique dining and entertaining layouts across its multiple decks. These amenities ensure that up to 12 guests can enjoy unparalleled comfort and style.

Comments from the Makers
Peter Dijkwel, Project Manager at Damen Yachting, commented on the Amels 242, highlighting the variety of marbles as a key element of its uniqueness. Tom Oomkens, Project Manager for the Amels 200, expressed how the yacht reflects the owner’s unique vision with its many distinctive details.

The launch of these two Amels Limited Editions superyachts is more than just a milestone for Damen Yachting; it’s a celebration of maritime artistry and luxury. These vessels not only embody the highest standards of yacht design and construction but also represent the evolving aspirations and tastes of the discerning clientele in the superyacht industry.

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Damen Yachting, a global leader in the superyacht industry, specialises in creating bespoke luxury yachts that blend traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation.

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