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South African yachtsman Ralf Dominick has added his name to a prestigious list of only 150 people who have sailed through the Northwest Passage, one of the worlds most severe maritime challenges.
South African boat builder Robertson & Caine has struck a joint venture agreement with Chinese firm Flying Eagle to manufacture its catamarans in China, at the same time as it gears up to to build a second local shipyard outside Cape Town.
The latest product of South Africa's vibrant boat-building industry - a first-of-its-kind high-speed luxury catamaran that sold off the drawing board to an American buyer for R7.5-million - has been launched in Cape Town ahead of its debut at the 2007 Miami Boatshow.
South African boat builders established themselves as a force to be reckoned with at the 2006 Miami International Boat Show, winning a number of awards and millions of dollars in orders.