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Event: Cape Town International Boat Show: October 19 – October 21, 2018

Event: Cape Town International Boat Show: October 19 – October 21, 2018

Tweet Join us at V&A Watefront, Cape Town October 19 – 21, 2018.   Read about last years boat show in 2017 and how it ended on a high The last of the joint founders of the Cape Town International Boat Show bowed out on a high after 17 years staging the country’s most prestigious […]

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Admiral Catamarans are back in production! Here comes Celtic Yachts!

Tweet Great news for luxury catamaran enthusiasts, owners and potential owners is that the  Admiral 38 foot and 40 foot catamarans are back in production again. Trading under the name Celtic Yachts, an experienced boat building team, Tim Duncan and David Baxter, have taken over production of the ever-popular 38 foot and 40 foot custom-built […]

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The Scape 51 Day Charter Catamaran: An Owner’s Perspective

Tweet  Du Toit Yacht Design designed the Scape 51 – a 15.62m / 51 foot day charter cat – for Petro Jonker, an experienced Caribbean charter operator based in St Maarten. Quality Time, as she was named, was launched in November 2010 and Petro has loved every minute of owning her. She was built in […]

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Inside view into Tag Yachts & Catamarans

Tweet Tag Yachts manufactures luxury yachts out of St. Francis Bay in South Africa. Compared to old, established boatbuilding companies based in Cape Town, Tag Yachts is relatively new in terms of production size and market share. Established in March 2007, Tag Yachts was conceived by Tim van der Steene. Tim is a qualified architect […]

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Challenges Facing South African Boat Builders

Tweet Take a look a this diagram representing some of the challenges facing the South African catamaran manufacturing sector in 2010 and beyond. While innovative, catamaran boat builders face unique challenges ranging from slow adoption of new technology, lack of skilled labor and the rising threat (or opportunity) of offshoring the building process to cheaper […]

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West Coast Charters including Kraal Bay, Langebaan, Elands Bay & St Helena!

Tweet TMT Charters has range of day charters, sunset cruises, a few overnight options — even a 7 day cruise — onboard a 40-foot Maverick catamaran that explores the rugged coastline of the West Coast, including St Helena Bay and Port St Owen. Johan and Marlene, own and operate “Catlyn”, a 2009 build, sleeps 8 […]

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Tim & Susan Mahoney cross Atlantic on Knysna 480 catamaran

Tweet Tim and Susan Mahoney recently completed a 6,000 mile trip from Cape Town to the Caribbean putting their Kynsna Catamaran 480 “Flamingo” through some serious stress-testing including reaching speeds of 19.6 knots while sliding down the face of a big ocean wave. Tim and Susan Mahoney are the Catamaran Marquee International dealers for North […]

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105ft Racing Trimaran Eyes Cape To Rio Race in 2011

Tweet The Royal Cape Yacht Club reports in their May 2010 newsletter that the legendary Cape 2 Rio Race scheduled for January 2011 has already generated 14 requests for entry forms including interest from Oman Sailing and their 105ft racing Trimaran, Majan. Named Majan, after the ancient name for Oman, Oman Sail’s new flagship, reportedly […]

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Luxury Power Catamaran Charters in Cape Town – The Pride of Dean Cats

Tweet While South Africa is not considered the world’s top catamaran charter destination, it undeniably offers some of the most dramatic sailing landscapes and spectacular settings — especially Cape Town. Tigger 2 Cape Town Charters takes full advantage of these natural selling points by adding luxury catamaran cruises to the mix aboard two separate 50-foot […]

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Sabbex appoints Jason Bell as Project Manager

Tweet The South African Boatbuilders Export Council (SABBEX) has recently announced the appointment of Jason Bell as new Project Manager for the group. He takes over from Veda Raubenheimer who stepped down as CEO to focus attention on her work for CTBi and the soon-to-be-established National Boating Association. She had been with the Export Council […]

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