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Dufour 560 Grand Large U.S. Debut

Denison Yacht Sales Hosts U.S. Debut of Dufour 560 Grand Large Event

Dufour 560 Grand Large – Denison Yacht Sales The arrival of the 1st Dufour 560 to the USA created a great deal of anticipation, and excitement within the southern California sailing community. Dufour’s new  Flagship is a breakthrough yacht by Felci Yacht Design and Dufour. The 560 has man… [read more]

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Are You Ready for 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?

Entering its 55th year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (a.k.a FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show in the world, is set to run in the glamorous Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale from October 30 to November 3, 2014. The event annually attracts an int… [read more]

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

7 Signs You Must Buy a Boat

Boat show season is just a couple of months away, and we’ll all be stretching our self-restraint muscles on the docks. We’ve found that paying attention to the following seven signs helps to keep the blood pressure in check, and the wallet intact, until you really have found the boat: 1.   Yo… [read more]

July 2014 Sold Boats

Brokerage Sales Decline in July, Average Prices Rise

Brokerage boat sales declined in July, with the volume of sales off by 8 percent and the total value of boats sold off by 1 percent, compared to July 2013. According to SoldBoats.com, 3,287 boats were sold for $297 million, whereas a year ago, July sales were 3,569 boats valued at $300 million. Powerbo… [read more]

Fountaine Pajot Summerland 40

Fountaine Pajot SUMMERLAND 40 Elected Boat of the Year

At the beginning, there were eight finalists. Eight Motor Yachts ranging from 29 to 45 feet, jostling for 2014′s coveted title.Among the 3 nominated, which was awarded the prized top place? The jury deliberated and reached its final decision… … the Fountaine Pajot Motor Yac… [read more]

Golfe Juan DSYD

Denison Super Yacht Division Expands Activity on French Riviera

Brokerage Leader Opens Golfe Juan office & Exhibits at Cannes Yachting Festival From its new office location in the heart of the Mediterranean yachting scene, Denison Super Yacht Division is now ideally positioned to serve the international yachting community year-round, beyond the gro… [read more]


“Illusion” Largest Megayacht Ever Built in China is Launched

Pride Mega Yachts announced this week that the company has sold its nearly 300-foot vessel, “Illusion.” The buyer and purchase price weren’t mentioned in the company’s announcement. But this is the biggest megayacht ever built in China, a country that the industry i… [read more]


Cantiere delle Marche Launches Nauta Air 86

Nauta Air 86 Expedition Boat YOLO (You Only Live Once) is the philosophy of the first Nauta Air 86’s enthusiastic owner. In 2012, he was looking for a yacht with very specific characteristics and Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche had just introduced the new Nauta Air line, designed by Mario P… [read more]

Darwin 96 Explorer Yacht Expedition

Cantiere delle Marche Appoints Denison as U.S. Dealer

As a result of several months of a close and successful cooperation which has already brought the sale of a Darwin Class 102’ (formerly 96’) and the signature of one letter of intent on a Darwin Class 96’, Cantiere delle Marche has confirmed its trust in Denison Yacht Sales as the perfect partne… [read more]


City of Miami Building Megayacht Harbor

Miami is now in the process of building their first Megayacht harbor Miami has sun, sand, and sex, but it lacks one critical feature of the modern luxury economy: a place for ultra-wealthy seafarers to dock their shimmering mega-yachts.  This is undoubtedly something that keeps the proud residen… [read more]

Singapore Yachting Growth

Singapore Becomes the Superyacht Hub in Asia

Singapore now boasts a range of high quality refit and repair facilities and can accommodate some of the world’s largest superyachts. There are three marinas in Singapore that are suitable for superyachts. Yachting in Singapore Growing Singapore is ever expanding in the world of superyachts a… [read more]


The OTAM 58HT World Debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2014

With a total black look, “M/Y Crazy Too” is a concentration of technology, design and over 57 knots performance.  Built to be the chase-boat for an existing superyacht owned by  Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris, OTAM Yacht’s Crazy Too is a unique boat, a concentration of… [read more]


Cantiere delle Marche Launches First Nauta Air 86′

CANTIERE DELLE MARCHE DELIVERS THE 86′ EXPLORER YACHT M/Y “YOLO” AND LAUNCHES THE NEW CDM NAUTA AIR LINE The Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche launched M/Y YOLO, a new 86′ Explorer vessel in alluminium built by Cantiere delle Marche and designed by Mario Pedol and M… [read more]


Denison Yacht Sales Appointed Central Agent for 45 Mares

Denison Yacht Sales has been appointed Central Agent for the new 45’ Mares dealer demonstrator catamaran in Fort Lauderdale. The Mares Cat has European styling with all the advantages of a twin asymmetrical hull. Fast, Stable and Fuel Efficient. She has an amazing amount of room with two s… [read more]

Contender 24 Sport

Contender 24 Sport: Get Your Game On

For years the smallest Contender in the fleet was the 23 Open, and this builder focused on producing new models with a lot more heft, like the Contender 30 ST, and the 39 ST. No more. This year, they’ve renewed their interest in smaller boats with the new 24 Sport. The 24 Sport is three inches wider… [read more]

Michiagn Boating

Dealers Tout Industry’s Recovery in Michigan

The marine industry in Michigan — the third-largest market in the country — is showing clear signs of revival. That’s the theme of a mainstream news report by The Voice, a newspaper that covers the region between Lake St. Clair and southern Lake Michigan. “We sold a lot more boats than we have… [read more]

OTAM Press Release_2

OTAM Celebrates 60 Years of Powerboating

“With our sixty years of experience, OTAM is an example of Italian yachting excellence, the result of professional expertises and passionate craftsmen, who ably create unique products that are highly appreciated by very demanding owners” – Giancarlo Rampezzotti, President of OTAM… [read more]

2014 Montauk Freedom Fighters Fishing Event

Freedom Fighter Outdoors & Wounded Warrior Foundation

For many of us, the joy of spending time outdoors is easy to take for granted. Whether we are heading to the nearest camp ground or jumping in our boat to venture into the open water, these freedoms are sometimes overlooked. Unfortunately, many of our men and women who served in battle find it difficult… [read more]


7 Best Restaurants in Montauk

A hidden gem exists on the very tip of Long Island in New York. The small fishing town of Montauk contains some of the best seafood restaurants and dining venues the Northeast has to offer. Here is our list that will be sure to entertain and excite your taste buds. While you are there, stop into our new Lon… [read more]

Beneteau Fleet

Beneteau Group Acquires U.S. Based Rec Boats Brands

The Beneteau Group announced it bought Rec Boat Holdings, a group of U.S. brands owned by Platinum Equity Group, which includes Michigan-based Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. Beneteau says the acquisition is in line with the group’s development strategy for the North American mar… [read more]

US Monthly Brokerage Sales Graph

Yacht Brokerage Sales Continue to Climb: May 2014

For the second month in a row, U.S. yacht brokerage sales showed marked improvement after a slump in the 2014 first quarter; May 2014 boat-sales volume was the second highest in a single month of sales since 2008, 3% behind May 2013, with total sales of 3,653 units. Compared to a year ago, powerboat sal… [read more]

52' Van der Heijden

An Inside Look at the Van Der Heijden 52

She’s stout and sultry? How’d they make that happen? The all-aluminum, Dutch-built Van der Heijden 52 quayside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida catches the attention anyone waterside. If boat sections could speak, her plumb bow might say it’s ready to slice and dice sloppy seas, while her bro… [read more]


South Florida Poised for Marine-career Growth

South Florida’s marine industry is well-positioned to supply the materials, expertise and trained workers to handle the wave of repairs, refits, repowering and interior remodeling anticipated during the next seven to 10 years on the thousands of yachts over 80 feet built from 1998 to 2010, sai… [read more]

Montauk Overview

Denison Opens Office at Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina

Denison Yacht Sales has announced the opening of its newest office location in Montauk, New York at Montauk Yacht Club Resort and Marina.  Headed by Denison yacht broker and Long Island native, Joe Laundrie, the office will focus mainly on the sale of large motoryachts and sportfishing yachts. … [read more]


Brokerage Boat Sales Dip in May

U.S. brokerage sales fell in May, but volume for the month was the second-highest for a single month of sales since 2008. May sales totaled 3,653, down 3 percent from 3,783 in the same month a year earlier, according to YachtWorld member brokers. Powerboat sales declined modestly from May 2013, sail… [read more]

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