The industry continues to deliver exciting news! So, recently a new interesting boat was presented, the superyacht of the legendary David Bowie is put up for sale, and the METS Trade exhibition is going to make a loud statement about itself. Interparus understands!
New electric boat Capoforte SQ240i
The Italian company Capoforte from Borgia presented the project of its first fully electric boat - Capoforte SQ240i.
At 7.38m long and 2.46m wide, the SQ240i can carry up to eight people. You can choose from a Molabo Iscad 50kW electric motor or a 3.7kW Yamaha outboard motor.
The wide, rounded nose allows you to create comfortable conditions for movement. The case is made using infusion technology. The central control console facilitates safe movement. On the "transom" there is a bathing platform.
The official debut of Capoforte SQ240i will take place at boot Düsseldorf 2023. We hope that at least in 2023 the boat show in Düsseldorf will please us.
David Bowie's yacht is up for sale
Benetti's 39m (127ft) motor superyacht El Caran is for sale. The yacht was formerly owned by David Bowie. The famous musician ordered it from the Benetti shipyard back in 1977.
The late artist's yacht was put up for sale at a price of 4,850,000 euros (about $5,041,996). Most recently, El Caran has been renovated and finished. Among the hull updates is a new teak deck.
The classic superyacht with a modern layout has six staterooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests, with a master stateroom on deck. El Caran's key features include a lounge area and open decks, complemented by a canoe-style stern design.
Two MTU engines with 824 hp provide a range of 3,800 nautical miles and a top speed of 12 knots.
Plans for METS Trade 2022
METS Trade is one of the many exhibitions affected by the pandemic. In 2020, METS was completely canceled, and in 2021 it was held in a reduced format. Despite this, there is hope for 2022. Recently, the plan for the exhibition was presented.
Rai Amsterdam, the organizer of METS Trade, presented initial information about the upcoming exhibition. In 2022, it is scheduled for November 15-17. There are seven months left before the start of the exhibition, and “the indicators are already green”.
96% visitors have expressed their desire to return to METS Trade in 2022, and 90% exhibitors are ready to sign the contract again. “The industry is eager to return to the world’s largest B-to-B event for the marine industry after a rather successful 2021,” concludes Nils Klarenbeek, Exhibition Director.
In the context of the pandemic and “empty” 2020, the METS Trade 2021 exhibition plan was severely limited. Although this is not yet a return to pre-crisis levels, the organizers are pleased with the increase in exhibition space. Of course, 2021 and 2022 are compared.
Following the yachting trend towards transition and digitalization, the organizers are seeing an influx of requests for new exhibitors, especially in the field of electric propulsion and electronics. Looking forward to more details soon!
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