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Russian investors acquire Fairline Boats

 January 25th, 2016


Fairline Boats was bought out of administration, the British equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, for an undisclosed sum.

The new company, Fairline Yachts, is funded by two long-term UK-based Russian investors. The company did not name them in a statement that was released today.

Both are said to be “highly experienced in managing and developing marine businesses and in the production of high-technology products, IT and media services. Both are also passionate boat owners,” according to the statement.

The newly formed company will operate from its manufacturing facilities in Oundle, Northamptonshire. To ensure the continuation of boat production, Fairline invited previous employees to apply for the 100 jobs that will be immediately available.

Russell Currie has been named managing director to lead the new business. With nearly 30 years of directly relevant experience, Currie has a background in the luxury motoryacht industry, the company said.

A Fairline dealer since 1998, Currie is CEO of Fairline North Mallorca, where he has achieved more than 90 million British pounds in sales.

Prior to his role at Fairline North Mallorca, he was engineering director at Sunseeker International’s factory team based at Mallorca and was the chief test engineer at Princess Yachts International before that.

“I am delighted to have been appointed managing director for Fairline Yachts,” Currie said in a statement. “With the resources of the investors, coupled with the expert knowledge of the management team and our energy and passion for the brand, the structure is in place for a great future for Fairline Yachts. We will focus on creating high-quality luxury motoryachts that boaters will want to own and dealers will want to sell.

“As a sign of our commitment to Fairline Yachts’ loyal customer base and dealer network we will be completing all orders for boats received by Fairline Boats, including those that have not yet started being built, as well as those that are already in production.”

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Intressant – konkurrensen hårdnar redan innan dom första modellerna kommit ut. Sen är dom ju slående lika – eller i alla fall vid en tidig snabb jämförelse…

 

http://candelaspeedboat.com/

och

http://www.edoradomarine.com/login.php

 

 

Jag hävdar fortfarande att precis som i bilvärlden krånglar man till det för mycket i sin innovations-iger. Klart bärplan är coolt och fräckt – men hur kommer det att funka hemma vid bryggan eller inne mellan y-bommarna som många förtöjer vid? Samt hur blir det med snäckpåväxt…

 

Den som först kommer fram med en hybrid-lösning med el/bensin eller diesel i en i övrigt helt normalt och vanligt skrov är det som kommer att göra succe och som efterfrågas.

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On 4/26/2015 at 09:36, Lars Ström sade:

Mer om stämmningen. Ser att Sea Ray håller på och "fåglar" sig..

 

Sea Ray denied venue change in patent lawsuit

 

A Virginia court denied Sea Ray Boats’ request to move a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Cobalt Boats to Tennessee, in part because of developments in technology.

U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. said in his denial of Sea Ray’s motion requesting a venue change that although the accused party’s location has been the preferred forum for proceedings, that argument is moot because it’s no longer expensive and time-consuming to transport evidence in infringement suits.

“Weighing in plaintiff’s favor are its choice of forum, intent to call two non-party Virginia witnesses, the willingness of the remaining non-party witnesses to travel to the Eastern District of Virginia, and the interests of justice in fostering the speedy and inexpensive resolution of civil litigation,” Morgan wrote in his decision on Thursday.

Cobalt plans to call two Virginia boat dealers who say they have lost sales because of the alleged infringement.

Cobalt filed suit against Sea Ray Boats in January, alleging that the company infringed on Cobalt’s patent for a submersible swim step. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, said Sea Ray’s “reckless” infringement of the patent has caused Cobalt to lose sales.

The original complaint cited Sea Ray dealerships in Virginia that sold Sea Ray Sundecks 220, 240, 270 and 290, which come equipped with the retractable swim step.

Cobalt also asked that a jury determine “adequate” compensation for Sea Ray’s infringement, as well as coverage of attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses connected with the lawsuit. Cobalt is also seeking a permanent injunction to prohibit future sales of boats with the swim step feature.

Sea Ray parent company, Brunswick Corp., said in court documents filed in March that there was no “actual or legal basis” for the infringement lawsuit that Cobalt Boats LLC filed in late January, adding that the “defendants deny all allegations of patent infringement.”

The company denied “that Cobalt’s development of the swim step was a significant improvement in the design of boat swim platforms.”

The company also filed a motion to transfer the case from Virginia to eastern Tennessee, saying that “most, if not all, of the documents concerning the marketing, sales, design, operation and manufacturing of the accused products are located in or accessible from the boat group’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn.”

“Brunswick denies that this district is the most convenient forum for Cobalt’s action,” Sea Ray attorney David Morris said in court documents.

Cobalt is based in Neodesha, Kan.

A jury trial is scheduled for Feb. 16 at the Eastern District of Virginia Court in Norfolk.

 

Nu börjar det hända saker..första ronden till Cobalt..!!

 

Ruling green-lights Cobalt lawsuit against Brunswick

Posted on October 14th, 2016
Cobalt Boats began to offer a swim step on some of its models in 2011. The builder said the swim step is easily flipped from a stored position within the aft swim platform of a boat to a deployed position below the water surface.

Cobalt Boats began to offer a swim step on some of its models in 2011. The builder said the swim step is easily flipped from a stored position within the aft swim platform of a boat to a deployed position below the water surface.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of Cobalt Boats’ swim-step patent, allowing the company to move forward with its lawsuit alleging that Brunswick Corp. and Sea Ray infringed on Cobalt’s patent.

The Commerce Department agency upheld the validity of the swim step, a feature Cobalt began to offer on some of its models in 2011.

In 2015, Cobalt sued Brunswick in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, saying Brunswick had begun to promote and sell Sundeck 220, 240, 270 and 290 models with a “submersible swim step” that Cobalt said infringed on its patent.

In response, Brunswick petitioned the Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, seeking to invalidate the claims of the patent, according to Cobalt.

After an 18-month review the board issued a final written decision on Sept. 28 that found Brunswick “failed to establish” that several of the claims were unpatentable.

The decision enables Cobalt to move forward with its lawsuit against Brunswick.

“The swim step is a very popular Cobalt feature that reflects the innovation, quality and craftsmanship incorporated into all of the boats we sell,” Cobalt Boats CEO Paxson St. Clair said in a statement. “We are proud of our ingenuity and believe our intellectual property rights should be respected.”

Now that the board has ruled in its favor, “Cobalt looks forward to enforcing its patent rights,” St. Clair said.

Trade Only Today asked Brunswick to comment on the ruling. “As you know, Brunswick acknowledges and honors the intellectual property rights of others,” Brunswick spokesman Daniel Kubera told Trade Only Today. “Further, we are confident that our design in question does not infringe upon that of Cobalt’s and we are considering our options in this matter. As the litigation is pending, we will refrain from further comment at this time.”

 
 

 

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2 minuter sedan, Speedy sade:

Smallblockare från Mercury Racing lanserad...

http://mercurynewsroom.com/mercury-racing-reveals-sb4-7-0-automotive-crate-engine/

 

Innebär det att den går att tvinga ner i ett vanligt smallblock-motorrum utan större ansträngningar tro?

Ser nu att den var för "Automotive"... :-(

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3 timmar sedan, Speedy sade:

Ser nu att den var för "Automotive"... :-(

 

Jäkligt coolt med 4ventil DOHC på ett LS block!

 

du skall nog se att det letar sig fram en Marinversion av den där med framöver. 

Lite snällare kamaxlar och lite sänkt toppvarv så ger den 650hk i marinversion

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On 2016-10-04 at 15:45, Speedy sade:

Jag hävdar fortfarande att precis som i bilvärlden krånglar man till det för mycket i sin innovations-iger. Klart bärplan är coolt och fräckt – men hur kommer det att funka hemma vid bryggan eller inne mellan y-bommarna som många förtöjer vid? Samt hur blir det med snäckpåväxt…

 

Den som först kommer fram med en hybrid-lösning med el/bensin eller diesel i en i övrigt helt normalt och vanligt skrov är det som kommer att göra succe och som efterfrågas.

 

Fräckhetsfaktorn är nog underordnad effektiviteten när det gäller bärplan. När det var stort handlade det om att kunna åka "fort" med begränsad motoreffekt. Samma problematik ser man i framtiden, men av andra orsaker. Det tror jag är anledningen till bärplanens återkomst.

 

Jag tror att båtar som ska kunna allt hela tiden är ett fenomen som vi kanske kommer se mindre av inom några år. Men om dom röstar in en vetenskapsfientlig president om en vecka kommer det väl tuffa på ett tag till.

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Jag ska på Das Boot mässan i Dusseldorf för första gången i nästa vecka, då lär man se det mesta av det nya :D
Ska bli skitskoj! För egen del ska det bli kul att kika närmre på de nya XO båtarna som vi säljer. (så fick vi in lite gratisreklam också bara av farten) 

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15 timmar sedan, Jesper Zander sade:

Jag ska på Das Boot mässan i Dusseldorf för första gången i nästa vecka, då lär man se det mesta av det nya :D
Ska bli skitskoj! För egen del ska det bli kul att kika närmre på de nya XO båtarna som vi säljer. (så fick vi in lite gratisreklam också bara av farten) 

 

Jag ska också dit! Måndag och tisdag blir det. Har varit på Boot en gång förut och det är en fantastisk mässa :)

Är du där samtidigt Jesper?

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On 2017-01-20 at 10:45, Baretta sade:

 

Jag ska också dit! Måndag och tisdag blir det. Har varit på Boot en gång förut och det är en fantastisk mässa :)

Är du där samtidigt Jesper?



Ja under tisdagen är jag där, från typ kl 14.00. 15.00 visas nya XO Cruiser som har världspremiär, då ska vi vara där iaf. 

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Tyvärr finns inte motorn här Lasse ;) är utställare på boot Düsseldorf så har 7 dagar kvar att leta men tror inte jag kommer hitta den tyvärr.. ;) mycket annat fint finns det dock att se på :)

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Bränsleceller är fränt, batterier tror jag inte på.

POWERCELL OCH NIMBUS UTREDER MÖJLIGHETER ATT DRIVA BÅTAR MED VÄTGAS OCH BRÄNSLECELLER

Det ledande bränslecellsbolaget PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) http://www.powercell.se och Nimbus Boats Sweden AB har skrivit under ett Letter of Intent om ett samarbete för att utrusta en elektrifierad Nimbus 305 Coup med bränsleceller. Under mässan Allt för sjön på Stockholmsmässan i Älvsjö presenterade igår PowerCell och Nimbus ett Letter of Intent som innebär att företagen har för avsikt att tillsammans installera PowerCells bränslecellsstackar i Nimbus 305 Coup, E-Power. Intentionen är att ett samarbete mellan PowerCell och Nimbus ska omfatta följande tre faser: förstudie, byggnation om demobåt och industrialisering för kommersiell försäljning. Ambitionen är att förse demofartyget med två stycken PowerCell MS-20, ett bränslecellssystem som bygger på stacken PowerCell S2, totalt 50 kW vilket motsvarar ca 70 hk, eller en PowerCell S3, 100kW vilket motsvarar 134 hk. En stor fördel med PowerCells bränslecellsstackar är att de är skalbara och modulära, vilket innebär att de kan leverera flera hundra hästkrafter. - Jag älskar havet. Därför känns det väldigt bra att tillsammans med Nimbus undersöka möjligheterna att utveckla fartyg som bevarar en god miljö till havs. PowerCells bränslecellsteknik gör det möjligt att försörja fartyget med helt tyst elkraft, utan några andra utsläpp än vatten. Det är mycket intressant att göra detta tillsammans med Nimbus som värdesätter fossilfri drift av båtar, säger Per Wassn, vd för PowerCell Sweden AB. Nimbus har agerat innovativt med olika lösningar för klimathållbart båtliv. Företaget har bland annat etablerat koncepten "E-power" och "smart speed" samt lanserat 305 Coup som är en 30 fots eldriven båtmodell för konsumentmarknaden. - Vi ser mycket positivt på ett samarbete med PowerCell för att kunna ta nästa steg i att erbjuda våra kunder en tyst lösning, utökad frihetskänsla och samtidigt avsevärt minska CO2 påverkan. PowerCells bränslecellsstackar är kompakta och kraftfulla, och ger spännande utvecklingsmöjligheter för våra produkter, säger Jan-Erik Lindström, vd för Nimbus Boats Sweden AB.

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On 10/14/2016 at 23:34, Lars Ström sade:

 

Nu börjar det hända saker..första ronden till Cobalt..!!

 

Ruling green-lights Cobalt lawsuit against Brunswick

Posted on October 14th, 2016


Cobalt Boats began to offer a swim step on some of its models in 2011. The builder said the swim step is easily flipped from a stored position within the aft swim platform of a boat to a deployed position below the water surface.

Cobalt Boats began to offer a swim step on some of its models in 2011. The builder said the swim step is easily flipped from a stored position within the aft swim platform of a boat to a deployed position below the water surface.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of Cobalt Boats’ swim-step patent, allowing the company to move forward with its lawsuit alleging that Brunswick Corp. and Sea Ray infringed on Cobalt’s patent.

The Commerce Department agency upheld the validity of the swim step, a feature Cobalt began to offer on some of its models in 2011.

In 2015, Cobalt sued Brunswick in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, saying Brunswick had begun to promote and sell Sundeck 220, 240, 270 and 290 models with a “submersible swim step” that Cobalt said infringed on its patent.

In response, Brunswick petitioned the Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, seeking to invalidate the claims of the patent, according to Cobalt.

After an 18-month review the board issued a final written decision on Sept. 28 that found Brunswick “failed to establish” that several of the claims were unpatentable.

The decision enables Cobalt to move forward with its lawsuit against Brunswick.

“The swim step is a very popular Cobalt feature that reflects the innovation, quality and craftsmanship incorporated into all of the boats we sell,” Cobalt Boats CEO Paxson St. Clair said in a statement. “We are proud of our ingenuity and believe our intellectual property rights should be respected.”

Now that the board has ruled in its favor, “Cobalt looks forward to enforcing its patent rights,” St. Clair said.

Trade Only Today asked Brunswick to comment on the ruling. “As you know, Brunswick acknowledges and honors the intellectual property rights of others,” Brunswick spokesman Daniel Kubera told Trade Only Today. “Further, we are confident that our design in question does not infringe upon that of Cobalt’s and we are considering our options in this matter. As the litigation is pending, we will refrain from further comment at this time.”

 
 

 

 

Sea-Ray/Brunswick förlorade..!!

Jury rules Brunswick infringed on Cobalt patent

 June 23rd, 2017Written by Reagan Haynes


Cobalt first introduced the retractable swim step in 2010.

Cobalt first introduced the retractable swim step in 2010.

A federal court jury ruled that Brunswick Corp. willfully infringed upon a Cobalt Boats LLC patent when it offered retractable swim steps on several Sea Ray models.

The jury returned a $2.69 million verdict, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia on Wednesday.

That amount could be increased to fully account for all of the infringing products sold, according to Cobalt Boats.

Brunswick Corp. plans to appeal the ruling, spokesman Daniel Kubera told Trade Only Today.

“While disappointed in the outcome, Brunswick Corp. remains confident in its position on this matter and plans to appeal the recent verdict,” Kubera said in an email. “Brunswick respects the intellectual property rights of others and designed its step to prevent infringement. Because the matter remains an ongoing subject of litigation, the company will have no further comment.”

Cobalt Boats CEO Paxson St. Clair told Trade Only Today that he was not surprised by Brunswick’s plan to appeal.

“We’re certainly not surprised; they’ve been throwing every appeal possible at this thing for well over two years, so it’s no surprise that they’re going to continue to do that,” he said.

Cobalt Boats sued Sea Ray parent company Brunswick in 2015, saying it had infringed on patent No. 8,375,880 that Cobalt received in 2013. Cobalt first introduced the retractable swim step in 2010. In its initial complaint, Cobalt said Sea Ray’s “reckless” infringement of the patent had caused Cobalt to lose sales.

Brunswick countered that there was no “actual or legal basis” for the lawsuit, adding that the “defendants deny all allegations of patent infringement.”

The original complaint cited Sea Ray dealerships in Virginia that had sold Sundeck 220, 240, 270 and 290 models, which have the swim step. Cobalt is based in Neodesha, Kan.; the Brunswick Boat Group headquarters is in Knoxville, Tenn.

Last fall, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of Cobalt Boats’ swim-step patent, allowing the company to move forward with its lawsuit.

On Wednesday the jury determined that the patent infringement was willful, according to court documents.

Cobalt called that “a rare finding in patent litigation that is reserved for only the most egregious acts of infringement.”

“Because of the willfulness finding, the jury award may be increased,” the company said in a statement issued today. “To protect its right to exclusively sell its swim step, Cobalt also intends to seek a permanent injunction to stop Brunswick from selling additional infringing products.”

“It’s obviously been a long and expensive and emotional process, but we were standing up for what was right,” St. Clair told Trade Only Today. “We knew they were infringing on our patent, and we tried in the beginning to find a reasonable solution to that. Unfortunately, it had to go all the way to a jury trial, which in today’s world is usual in patent suits. The jury clearly saw it our way, and we’re going to aggressively pursue what is right — that’s the bottom line.”

“We are gratified that the jury weighed the evidence carefully and found in our favor,” St. Clair said in a statement. “Our swim-step innovation is an important feature, and it was wrong for Brunswick to infringe our patent rights. We are pleased to know that product innovation is still protected and that patent infringement won’t be tolerated in our industry.”

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On 1/31/2015 at 13:15, Mälar Elvis sade:

 

Tror du Cobalt vinner ?

Jag håller på Cobalt  ^_^

 

Du hade rätt..Cobalt vann..Se inlägg ovan.

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Bild på eländet. 3x 627hk på akterspegeln, kolfiber å en prislapp på 8mille enligt hamnen.se.

Tydligen ska dom även släppa en 32-fotare som är stöpt i gamla formen. Ska bli skoj å se om dom gjort nått med botten.

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Hytten i aktern var ju rätt cool. Och det är ju ett intressant koncept. 

 

Men jag instämmer. Ibland är sen skitful. Ibland rätt cool. 

 

Vet inte om jag tycker det riktigt funkar att fläska upp en liten sportbåtsdesign tilll barbapappaproportioner

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