FYI: December 2001 Page 2

FYI - December 2001 - Part 2
FYI — December 2001
By Brad Dunn
 More of this Feature
• Part 1: Eyes on Emissions, On Shelves, and more
• Part 2: Aegean, Italian Supermerger, and more

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• Kos Island Marina

Slipping into the Aegean
It's hard to imagine that the waters once sailed by Odysseus haven't had their own full-service marina until now. But, at last, the first such marina in the eastern Aegean Sea is open for business.

It took two years and about a $7.5-million investment program to launch the Kos Island Marina in Greece. The ultra-modern facility with 250 berths--a combination of slips and moorings--has electricity and telephone and satellite TV connections. Yachts up to 164 feet are welcome, and a closed-circuit television system monitors the facility around the clock.

The leisure area, which will have an open-air theater, two swimming pools, restaurants, tennis courts, and a fitness club, is still under construction. For more information check out

Rybovich Slides into Homes
One of the boating industry's most elegant builders is expanding its interior designs beyond staterooms. Rybovich Spencer recently announced it would begin offering home interiors and construction services in response to growing demand from its high-end customers.

The internationally acclaimed boatbuilder, known as much for its yacht designs as its high-quality fit and finish work, practices the interior outfitting technique where interiors are built off-site and then custom installed. For more information call (561) 844-1800.

Designs like this one aboard the Rybovich 60 can grace your home. 

Italian Supermerger
The Azimut Benetti Group has grown even larger: In September the Italian giant announced it would acquire Gobbi, one of the country's largest boatbuilders.

Though the details of the acquisition were not available at presstime, the deal was another shot in the arm for Azimut Benetti, which has posted an average annual growth of 28 percent over the past 10 years.

Azimut Benetti says it's the largest displacement motor vessel maker in Europe and the third-largest in the world, last year posting revenues of about $240 million.

Next time you do some metal polishing on your boat, try using ketchup on brass. It's excellent at removing the tarnish and corrosion.

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This article originally appeared in the June 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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