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ANT opens new office in Portsmouth, UK for the benefit of cruise ship & superyacht customers



Portsmouth, UK — ANT (Advanced New Technologies Ltd), a leading UK-based superyacht integration company that is part of the FUNA International Group, has opened a new office in Portsmouth UK. The new location allows ANT to be strategically based on the south coast of the UK in order to serve Superyacht and Cruise Liner owners, designers, operators and consultants. ANT’s new office also provides an auxiliary base for parent company FUNA to service cruise ship clientele.

In spring 2010, ANT was acquired by FUNA, a global design, engineering, integration and consulting firm for maritime and land-based projects. The combination has provided both companies a greater capacity to deliver specialized consulting, design, engineering, fabrication, installation, programming, training, commissioning and after sales support to clients in the superyacht, high-end residential and cruise ship markets across the globe. The combined resources of FUNA and ANT now include over 200 highly trained staff members operating out of 11 offices located in 8 countries throughout Europe and North America.

Both companies have recently been awarded a number of significant contracts across their range of services including some significant new-build and refit projects which will now directly benefit from this joining of forces. Many of these contracts are for repeat customers and involve the largest and most complex vessels in both the cruise ship and superyacht arenas.

About FUNA
FUNA International Group (www.funa.com ) is a global design, engineering, integration and consulting firm founded in 1972 and based in Emden, Germany. FUNA has over 37 years of experience integrating a variety of complex systems encompassing projects from airports to wind turbines. The company is well established in maritime projects – vessels of all types including cruise ships and superyachts – but also serves a variety of land-based developments. During FUNA’s long history they have successfully completed over 150 cruise ship projects including 8 of the 10 largest cruise ships as well as four of the largest superyachts in the world. Their client list includes Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises and Disney Cruise Lines among others. FUNA is certified ISO 9001 compliant in Germany and Finland and is in the process of receiving certification in the United States.


About ANT
Advanced New Technologies Ltd (ANT) has over 22 years’ expertise helping design, specify, install, and support technology-based entertainment, automation, IT, security, navigation and communications systems to shipyards, yacht owners, and property developers. Each system is tailored to meet custom specifications, providing clients with unparalleled service and support throughout the entire design, build and maintenance phases. The company offers a worldwide service from its UK offices, as well as through its centers in Holland, France and Germany.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin (rubin.judith@gmail.com) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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