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A record fleet of 33 skippers will start the Vendée Globe on Sunday, 8 November at 1302 local time (1202 GMT). The 2020 race will be radically different to all previous editions. Traditionally hundreds of thousands of fans line the docks, canal and beaches of the start port Les Sables d’Olonne to wave off the…

A freshening breeze, ­building from near calm to the midteens, brought perfect conditions for a morning sail on the Beneteau First Yacht 53. With sails up, our speed over the ground effortlessly matched that of the light breeze, and when things got puffy out on Chesapeake Bay a bit later, well, we went soaring. Standing…

Most yachtbuilders know that change is a necessity in order to survive and thrive. To that end, Ocean Alexander’s Revolution Series of motoryachts is aptly named. Working with yacht designer Evan K. Marshall, the shipyard has managed to combine its reputation for long-range seaworthiness with styling that adds a modern sensibility. The flagship model in…

The first edition of Palumbo Superyachts – Three-Day Private Event ended successfully last Saturday, marking the beginning of a growing path that aims to tell about the company, how the various models are built and how we have come to be world leaders in the marine industry. An unmissable event for anyone who loves the…

Lucky Bird is a 1972 Swan 48 that has been given a spectacular new lease of life by Younique Yachts in the Netherlands Can you improve on perfection? The Sparkman & Stephens-designed Swan 48 is widely considered to be one of the most iconic bluewater sailing designs of all time. To take a classic example…

My first sailing experience was on a lake in Austria where my grandmother lived. I was very young. I saw my little neighbour sailing an Optimist and couldn’t wait! My mother made me a boat out of cardboard and I got in. I dreamt a lot of sailing. Then, my neighbour took me out on…

The original Transpac 52 Class (TP52) left an indelible mark on US west coast sailing, but the few that were left racing in California represented a wide range of vintages and race only under handicap. The launch of the Pac 52, a new offshore-specified 52ft class, in 2017 was an attempt to recapture some of…

Award-winning Turkish yacht designer Baran Akalin has combined forces with Dutch engineer G. Jelle Bilkert to create what they describe as the world’s first ‘trimonoran’. As the name suggests it is based on a ground-breaking new hull design that claims to offer the efficiency and stability of a trimaran with the speed and volume of…

British sailor Alex Thomson has bid farewell to his home base of Gosport, Hampshire and begun his journey to Les Sables-d’Olonne, the French seaside town which will play host to the start of the upcoming Vendée Globe race. Departing onboard his 60ft IMOCA racing yacht, HUGO BOSS, the sailor – accompanied by a small crew…

The Azimut Yachts S6, with an exterior by designer Stefano Righini, has what the builder calls a trapezoid bow. It’s a foreshortened snub nose that ­increases the yacht’s interior volume while creating a longer waterline within a similar overall length when compared with other yachts in her class. The look is finished off with what…

Tuesday 6th October marked the final day of the 60th Genoa International Boat Show, organised by the Italian Marine Industry Association and the company I Saloni Nautici, which, from 1st to 6th October, welcomed exhibitors, industry professionals and the general public to the heart of the Ligurian capital. Counting 824 brands on display and 71,168…

The 37th annual Fiji Regatta Week has come to a close after four days of sailing, paddleboard races, games, parties and more. 65 yachts and 210 crew members from around the world took part in this annual cruiser’s regatta that takes place at Musket Cove Resort and Marina in the Mamanuca Islands of western Fiji….

Filter removes plastics from outboard’s cooling water. Eight million tons of plastic enters the world’s oceans each year. Waves and sunlight break the plastic down into smaller pieces known as microplastics. These tiny bits are smaller than a grain of rice and have been found in fish and invertebrates. While organizations such as 4Oceans are…

Doug DeVos is one 52 Super Series team owner who has not been completely deprived of his love of TP52 sailing and racing. While the Quantum Racing raceboat has remained idle this summer along with the rest of the European fleet, DeVos has been lucky enough to have been able to race his second TP52,…

Sales of the VQ40 motoryacht are booming with the Vanquish yard in the Netherlands working at full production to meet demand. What’s the secret behind this fast and composite driver’s boat, seventeen of which have been ordered within the first year? From Sag Harbor to Ibiza, from the first VQ40s are already causing a sensation…

One of the most encouraging aspects of this year’s Vendée Globe is the participation of female sailors with a record-breaking six skippers taking the start, among them Miranda Merron on Campagne de France, one of the most experienced sailors in the fleet. This year’s compliment almost matches the total number of women who have ever…

“We pulled it off!” said Pierre Roinson, President of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, understandably pleased and relieved that against the odds he and his team had ensured no break in the history of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Friday night’s prize-giving came after two weeks of sailing from the French port in superyachts, race yachts…

Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo’s mighty flagship flybridge motoryacht models the M64 and M70 have surpassed an impressive milestone with over $100 million dollars of sales recorded since the world premiere of the M70 in 2015 and the M64 in 2016. The milestone was reached this month with a wave of recent deliveries…

Yacht designer Alberto Mancini’s brief for the Azimut Grande S10 was relatively simple. Beyond length and beam, the only condition was that the vessel should have obvious Azimut DNA. Everything else, he says, was effectively a blank sheet. For inspiration, he looked to beach-house terraces in Malibu, California, the kind with multiple decks that descend…

The last decade has seen 3-D printing grow by leaps and bounds, with the technology being used to make everything from classic car parts to watch cases. And now a tech startup wants to bring that technology to the water in the form a high-performance powerboat. Moi Composites will unveil the world’s first 3-D-printed fiberglass…

In just two months since delivery, the Owner of the OTAM 80 HT Attitude has travelled over 6,500 miles in the Mediterranean Sea, proving that the claims on the yacht’s performance and reliability are true. With its twin MTU main engines (2600hp each), coupled to Arneson drives, the sixth hull in the OTAM 80 series…

Love it or loathe it, there are no half-measures when it comes to the polarizing, mind-bending lines of the 135-foot superyacht Ocean Emerald. That arching sweep of its steely-gray superstructure. The awkward, uncomfortable roofline as it swoops down to meet the pinched bow. Those harsh horizontal bars along the flanks that might not look out…

Princess Yachts are thrilled to have been awarded The Sunday Times Manufacturing Excellence Award, presented at the virtual International Track 200 Awards ceremony on Monday 5th October 2020. The ‘Manufacturing Excellence Award’, sponsored by The Sunday Times, was presented by Business Editor Oliver Shah, to Chief Operating Officer Paul Mackenzie of Princess Yachts. The 11th…

On October 17, 2020, Malta, an archipelago in the Mediterranean, will hold its 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race. This iconic race features some of the world’s most premier mariners on the most high-tech vessels in the sea. With a wide range of contestants from Chile to New Zealand, the international appeal of the Rolex Middle…

Endurance racers aiming to set new world speed record will participate in the fifth Ocean Cup race this weekend in Southern California. The Historic Rum Run will start at Huntington Beach Pier and head to Santa Catalina Island before returning to the pier—a course that comprises 112 miles total. The Catalina Island Challenge was the…

The 2020 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) was given the approval to go ahead during the final decision meeting yesterday. Show organisers, Informa, were waiting on the results of the discussion between government officials from Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale who were analysing the event’s plans to ensure…

A record breaker for Royal Huisman as its largest launch, Sea Eagle II is also the world’s largest aluminum sailing yacht. The Dutch yard has built hundreds of vessels during its 136-year history, but this 266-footer, with 200-foot-high carbon masts and a sweeping, 37,000-square-foot sail plan, is its most sophisticated—and magnificent—to date. Royal Huisman built…

Following in the wake of the successful X95, the Princess X80 has been developed to offer a unique boating lifestyle that is tailored to how each owner wants to use their yacht, via an expansive options catalogue and non-standard options bespoke service. Due to take to the water in Autumn 2021, the X80 becomes the…

The events programme of the 60th Genoa International Boat Show opened under the banner of excellence and innovation with the event ” Colour, beauty and innovation. A voyage of excellence from Genoa to Dubai “. The event, organized by the Boero Group and the Italian Expo Dubai 2020Pavilion, was an opportunity to take stock of…

Crocus was launched yesterday, the new 48 meter motoryacht of the fleet Admiral the flagship brand of The Italian Sea Group, one of the most recognized players in the luxury nautical industry, active in the construction and refit of motoryacht and ships until 100 meters. Crocus, designed with the aim of recreating a discreet and…

  The world’s first hydrogen powered yacht has just left La Ciotat Dockyard. The yacht was designed by Hynova Boat, a French company which promotes sustainable sailing. On 18 September, The New Era, Hynova Yacht’s prototype boat, sailed out of la Ciotat Dockyard, near Marseille. It was an emotional day for Chloé Zaied, founder of…

On the 4th of September, The International Yacht & Aviation Awards took place in the Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri, Italy. One of the most recognizable awards in the yacht industry, top designers were invited to judge products from yachts to aircraft. The 25-40 Metre Motor Yacht winner this year is Heysea’s Asteria 126. Heysea is…

The wait is finally over. Today will mark the beginning of an emblematic edition, inspired by safety and effectiveness – affirmed Saverio Cecchi, President of the Italian Marine Industry Association. This year’s Genoa International Boat Show will act as a shining example of management in these demanding times and as a unique point of reference for…

Luxury British motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, launches its highly innovative new F-Line 33 website, where users can design their own perfect F//LINE 33. Inspired by the market leading Tesla and Ducati online configurators, the website offers new levels of sophistication and user control, never seen before in the boating industry. Fairline’s sleek, stylish and…

  Cox Powertrain has announced that its exclusive Ligurian-based Italian distributor, Cartello Srl. will be hosting public demonstrations of its production diesel outboards at this year’s Genoa International Boat Show. As one of Italy’s leading distributors of premium marine power products, Cartello Srl. will have an extensive presence at this year’s show. Visitors can join…

World racing body UIM has thrown its weight behind E1, the world’s first all-electric one-design powerboat championship, which will be contested by 60-knot foilers. These new super-light, super-fast, one-design hydrofoils promise to break new ground, not only technically, but also aesthetically. Only a teased rendering (above) has been released thus far, but initial promotional material…

The Milan-based company specialised in fold-in propellers for sailing boats, Ewol, will be joining the 60th Genoa International Boat Show to showcase their latest creation. Its called the Ewol Andromeda and it will be presented as their fastest, lighest, most efficient and silent model yet. The new Ewol Andromeda provides a gain in speed from…

Quality, professionalism, innovation and reliability. These are the core values at the heart of the Eolomarine Group, a joint venture born in 2013 and tied to the name of the boats built in the Eolo shipyard, among the first of their kind to appear on the Italian boating market back in 1971. Since then and…

TecnoRib chooses the 60th Genoa Boat Show for the water debut of the Pirelli 42, the walkaround launched at the beginning of the year that’s enjoying worldwide success. The Boat Show will also represent an opportunity to present to the public the new project Pirelli 35, the brand-new walkaround of the new line unveiled at…

Sextant Navigation Tool For decades celestial navigation was seen as an increasingly archaic skill, but there is now a resurgence of interest in these traditional navigation skills. Sailor and navigation expert Stokey Woodall, who has made a living teaching celestial navigation for several decades, has seen interest rise steadily over the past five years. “People…

As with her smaller sisterships, the Pearl 65 and Pearl 80, Bill Dixon’s U.K.-based design studio was responsible for all the practical elements that make up this feature-rich semi-custom yacht. And, as with the Pearl 80, Kelly Hoppen created the 95’s high-style, low-key interior. The Pearl 95’s profile includes a great deal of side glazing….

At the Genoa International Boat Show, Blu Emme Yachts-owned brand Evo Yachts will present the world premiere of its most recent project: Evo R6 Open, a lounge suspended between the sea and the sky. September 2020. Backed up by the excellent response to the exclusive preview organized for a few selected owners, who were invited…

Having launched the first unit earlier this year, Riva has given a look inside its latest 26.8-metre Riva Folgore 88 superyacht. Said to be part of the new-generation Riva tradition, the first Riva Folgore 88 sports an intriguing shark-grey coloured hull with black detailing. Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti engineering team…

The new Antonini Navi brand makes its international exhibition debut at the Genoa Boat Show, from October 1st to 6th, where it is showcasing scale models of the Yard’s first Crossover and Explorer concepts, both based on the UP40 Modular Platform. The event will also provide the opportunity to illustrate the projects the yard has…

The Princess Yachts Y78 creates an entry point for the builder’s Y series, which also includes 85- and 95-footers. The 78-foot size is also a transition point for many yachtsmen—from being owner-operators to having a part- or full-time crew. The Y78 is geared for entertaining at sea with three well-defined alfresco social zones. The primary…

After two high profile last minute cancellations of European boat shows, a statement from the organisers of boot Düsseldorf 2021 says the massive event is “fully on course – everything’s going to plan”. The event, known simply as ‘boot‘ [boat in German], will take place in Düsseldorf from 23 to 31 January. The organisers’ statement…

one month to go, more than 140 exhibitors have registered their participation for this year’s show, showing the optimism in the nautical industry during challenging times. Many more exhibitors are expected as we approach the opening of the show. The three largest exhibitors have registered a total of 28 vessels averaging more than 11m in…

A new model has joined Horizon Yachts’ rapidly expanding Fast Displacement (FD) Series of high-volume, high-performance motoryachts. Recently launched, the brand new FD92 is the Series’ first ever tri-deck design, and features both an interior pilothouse and an open flybridge. The design was born out of an experienced owner’s request for a configuration change to…

When Sanlorenzo Yachts in Italy set out to build its largest-ever yacht, the 64Steel Attila, it turned to two of the nation’s most respected design teams for help. Officina Italiana Design, which has worked with Sanlorenzo as well as with Riva Yachts, was tapped for the 64Steel’s exterior lines. For the interior, Sanlorenzo went to…

Netherlands-based Vanquish Yachts is part of the new breed of boldly-styled dayboats slash tenders turning heads from the Med to Martha’s Vineyard. An axe bow, copious freeboard and a severely raked windshield are right on brief, as is her near-horizontal sheer. From here, she veers away from her competitors with highly customizable, all-metal construction. Founder…

Thanks to the likes of Dave Burgess, Ron Szolack, Chip Miller and others who call it home, the St. Clair Shores, Mich., area doesn’t lack for top-shelf performance boats of all kinds. Most recently—as in Burgess took delivery of a new Sunsation 40 CCX painted by Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky., and powered by…

Dixon Yacht Design wants to shine a light on its latest concept—literally. The British firm has fitted the new 180-footer with a stack of blue neons and white uplights to showcase her elegant lines and sleek profile. The sailing superyacht, which has been dubbed Project 175, is a triumph of form and function. It’s fitted…

Accommodation is comprised of two luxurious master suites, two VIP staterooms as well as a twin stateroom and can sleep up to 10 guests. A crew of up to nine can also be accommodated for on board Khalilah. Her large interior volume boasts a chic open-plan living area with sophisticated furnishings, white oak floors, birchwood…

Despite its standing as a leader in luxury and performance in the automotive field—think Porsche and BMW—Germany isn’t known for go-fast boats, especially not the sleek, high-tech supercar-like designs from the US, Italy and the UK. But one builder is changing Germany’s reputation with a 42-foot marine hotrod that combines carbon-fiber and big horsepower to…

Darth Vader would be proud of the gleaming new black 164-foot Olokun, launched Saturday from the Tankoa shipyard in Genoa. The yacht is the third in the Italian builder’s 50-meter displacement series, with a top speed of 17.5 knots and cruising speed of 14 knots. The exterior by Francesco Paszkowski includes a stylish outdoors focus,…

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing once again together for a high-performance project through a synergetic exchange of experience and technology that has lasted 11 years. Their collaboration in true is born, mainly through a common commercial action to share marketing initiatives to satisfy a particular demanding custom passionate about the beauty of speed both on land…

MARINE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND INFORMA U.S. BOAT SHOWS ANNOUNCE COUNTY AND CITY SUPPORT FOR THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW OCTOBER 28TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 1ST Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), owners of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), along with show producer, Informa U.S….

Styles come and go. To stand the test of time you need something else, something more than aesthetics, something that stays with you after that initial heady rush begins to wane. The Italians have always owned style and there has been something of a revolution in Italian-designed and/or -built boats in recent years. A number…

What if you could blend the best parts of an above-water bungalow with the five-star comfort of a superyacht? This French Polynesian charter company has done exactly that with a new solar catamaran that turns into a floating luxury villa. The eco-friendly cruiser, known simply as ELYT, was custom designed by ELYT Charter Tahiti with…

The SuperFoiler is a brand new three-hulled foiler designed to bring the 18ft Skiff concept into the foiling era. The boundary between control and carnage aboard was thoroughly tested on the inaugural SuperFoiler Grand Prix season this spring with a multi-event circuit around Australia featuring these radical new designs. In 2013, inspired by the spectacle…

Fiart Mare, from its historical location in Baia, has just launched its latest creation: the new Fiart 43 Seawalker which reaffirms the successful concept for a Mediterranean boat already achieved with the previous Fiart 33 Seawalker. At 13.84 metres long and 3.99 metres wide, the new Fiart 43 Seawalker is a walkaround featuring a modular…

Suzuki will be taking part in the 60th Genoa International Boat Show, opening in the Ligurian capital on 1st October, with a record presence. The Japanese company has, in fact, decided give visitors the chance to experience the very best of their entire production line first hand, bringing with them a staggering selection of 32…

Italian designer Lazzarini has unveiled his latest avant-garde superyacht design: the aptly named 137-metre ‘avanguardia’ concept. The ‘head’ is detachable from the ‘neck’ and can be transformed into an auxiliary 16-metre boat, at which point the top part of the superyacht is then transformed into an auxiliary control tower. When the vessel is in motion,…

Boston Whaler has introduced the 240 Vantage, the fourth model in the Vantage line of boats. “The 240 Vantage is incredibly versatile and customizable,” company President Nick Stickler stated in a press release. “We call it the Swiss Army knife of boating. Just like our new 280 Vantage, the 240 is ideal for boaters who…

Purchased by Monaco Ports in response to increasing demand for yacht berths in the area, Cala del Forte is set to be the new state-of-the-art marina which will be ready for business by the end of 2019. Located just 7.9 nautical miles from the Principality of Monaco in Ventimiglia, Italy, the new multi-million euro facility…

Columbus Yachts has extended its range of Classic displacement yachts with a 50-metre bluewater cruising motor yacht concept. The Columbus Classic Line comprises also the 80-metre, 100-metre and a 120-metre megayachts. The Columbus Classic 50 is a brand-new displacement motor yacht of 50 meters with steel hull and aluminium superstructure that fall into the less…

The official opening of the first week of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez will be on Saturday, September 26th with the team from the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez ready to welcome competitors to the 22nd edition, different in many ways. Still in keeping with the traditions of the original event the Nioulargue, the Voiles marks at…

Hamilton, Bermuda (September 1, 2020) – After months of careful consideration the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club confirmed last night that the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup for the King Edward VII trophy will take place October 26-30 on Hamilton Harbour with a full 16-team lineup expected. Originally scheduled in May, the Bermuda Gold Cup – an…

On Monday Miami-Dade County officials authorized the issuance of $335 million to PortMiami under the Capital Asset Acquisition Special Obligation Bonds “2020 Authorization” for revenue generating capital projects with Carnival Corporation, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line (Bahamas), Terminal Link Miami, and Virgin Cruise Intermediate Limited, as well as other infrastructure projects allowing…

Saint-Brieuc, France (August 30, 2020) – The 35 solo sailors who started the 642 nautical miles first stage of the 4-leg La Solitaire du Figaro on Bay of Saint Brieuc on France’s north westerly Channel coast enjoyed a spirited send off in perfect 15-18 knot northerly winds. With sunshine threatening to finally split the leaden…

The longest yacht in the world is Azzam, measuring over 180.61m (592’7″). She was built in 2013 by Lürssen. The 136m Flying Fox, one of the top 20 largest superyachts in the world, anchors in Bodrum district New research released by Bloomberg suggests that yachting hotspots such as Spain and France are falling out of…

The largest Solaris sailing yacht to date has been launched. The 33.77-metre yacht Cefea is now heading off on sea trials to the Golfe de Sant-Tropez to test out her capabilities as a luxury cruiser-racer. Designed by both MYT Group and Solaris Yachts with naval architecture by Soto Acebal, Cefea was built with an innovative…

Ferretti Yachts in Italy has unveiled its new flagship: the Ferretti 1000. The yacht has a length overall of 100 feet and, according to the builder, a top speed of 28 knots. “The new concept for onboard flow that has been introduced here is set to become an iconic part of all of the large…

The 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list stands at 65 yachts representing 18 countries. It is a remarkable achievement in this extraordinary year. And, while there are less than two months to the race start on 17 October, there will be more twists and turns for both the organisers, the Royal Malta Yacht Club…

The Genoa International Boat Show is only weeks away from its 60th edition, scheduled to take place from 1st to 6th October on the shores of the Ligurian capital, where, just like every year, it will welcome industry professionals and boating enthusiasts alike to experience the very best the industry has to offer. Preparations are well underway and, as the…

The latest yacht of Gruppo FIPA, the 24m AB 80 has been recently launched. Designed by Tuscany based studio Acube Design, the new yacht serves the purpose of being operated by the owner himself. The AB 80 is among the five new vessels which are planned to be delivered by Gruppo Fipa for this year’s…

Ferretti Yachts, a brand of the Ferretti Group, has revealed its future in the shape of its new flagship, which is the biggest it has ever built. The 30.48 m long Ferretti Yachts 1000 superyacht with a carbon fiber hull will be ready to cruise in 2021. The brief was focused on delivering unparalleled comfort,…

As more and more marinas in the Mediterranean evolve into modern hang-outs, the Côte d’Azur’s historic Port Vauban is next on the list to receive an all-inclusive makeover. An impressive €135 million investment is set to transform the French hotspot into a new state-of-the-art facility over the next 25 years. Here, SuperYacht Times finds out…

Following the testing of all the helms for Covid-19 just before the race start – anyone testing positive would have had to withdraw – the all-clear allowed the race to start on time in a building Atlantic weather scenario on Saturday. The 20 sailors head south-west of Iceland then to the Azores before returning to…

Cannes Yachting Festival, the first autumn show on the international calendar, will take place this September. The Yachting Festival will welcome around 420 boats with the exhibitors – who include almost all the major players in the French and international nautical industry – divided between both ports in Cannes with the motor boats at the…

Automobili Lamborghini in collaboration with The Italian Sea Group has debuted a new limited edition super yacht called the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63. As the name suggests, it pays tribute to the Italian automaker’s foundation year of 1963. The first thing you’ll notice about the new superyacht is its design which is inspired by the…

The owners and organisers of La Solitaire du Figaro, OC Sport Pen Duick, have confirmed that the flagship race of the French Elite Offshore Racing Championship will go ahead at the end of the summer. As many as 35 solo sailors are expected on the start line in Saint-Brieuc in north-west France at the end…

The Vendée Globe, a world-famous solo non-stop yacht race around the world, sets off on a special preparatory and qualifying event to the Arctic next week. It will be the first major yacht race to cross into the Arctic Ocean. The Vendée Arctic, as the organizers call the race, will depart from les Sables d’Olonne…

The Majesty Yachts 140 is based on the builder’s earlier Gulf Craft 135   In 1982, an ambitious businessman in his early 20s set up a boatbuilding shop in Ajman, the smallest of the United Arab Emirates. Mohammed Al Shaali, a captain’s son, had a lifelong love of the water and fishing. The first boats…

You might think that the opportunity to take in some of the world’s most scenic cruising through the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea to Myanmar, the Philippines, the Anambas, East Malaysia and Indonesia would have made South East Asia a natural shoo-in as a charter-friendly superyacht destination long before now. However, its progress towards…

The International 5.5 Metre Class Association and Yacht Club Sanremo are delighted to announce that entry is open for the 2020 European Championship in Sanremo, Italy from 23-29 August. Registration and measurement will take place from Sunday 23 to Monday 24 September, with racing from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 September. A series of 10…

Invictus Yachts has unveiled an outboard-powered version of its GT370, called the GT370S. The GT370S can be ordered with twin Yamaha 425 XTO outboard engines, for a total of 850 horsepower. The outboard engines mean the yacht no longer has a stern platform, but interior space that previously included the engine room becomes additional stowage….

The news comes like a thunderbolt and establishes, in one fell swoop, the new market leader of luxury and lifestyle-oriented boats. VanDutch has been acquired and joins the universe of the Forlì-based shipyard which thus collects (and begins to produce) its fourth very important brand. All VanDutch luxury boats will be produced Cantiere del Pardo…

By far the largest yacht in Port Hercules, Monaco, Lady Moura is a 7,700-tonne colossus stretching 104 metres. Built by the German shipyard Blohm+Voss (the same yard that built the Bismarck), Lady Moura celebrates her 30th birthday in 2020. And having had just one owner in all that time, she’s now up for sale. Lady…

The 2020 Grand Pavois La Rochelle boat show is to go ahead this September. The French show will take place over six days from September 29 to October 4 with organisers predicting a 20% to 30% drop in exhibitor numbers and a ‘slight’ decrease in expected visitors. “The fact that the Grand Pavois La Rochelle…

Sunday June 21 will see the end of the state of emergency in Spain, three months after it began. Catalonia has announced this morning that it has officially lifted the restrictions and has entered the ‘new normal’ today. This means that movement within Spanish territory will be unrestricted and borders will be open to other…

Stéphane Le Diraison is an engineer. He loves opera, history books and would like to complete his second Vendée Globe in 80 days or less. Born June 5, 1976 in Hennebont, in Morbihan Lives between Boulogne Billancourt and South Brittany (Lorient / Vannes) My Journey My studies: University course to complete a master’s (master 2)…

Bering Yachts is presently working on their largest built to date, the Bering 145. The yacht is being constructed for an experienced customer involved in the process. With Naval Architecture and design being done in house the steel hulled displacement yacht is a true Bering project. Construction is expected to last through to 2022. With…

We are delighted to reveal that exactly one year from now, The Pacific Superyacht Forum will begin, on 20th June 2021, taking place in Victoria, British Columbia, in partnership with Victoria International Marina. The city of Victoria represents the gateway to a 27,000-square-kilometre cruising area encompassing the vast province of British Columbia – an incredible,…

The Greenline Yachts 45 Fly can be powered with traditional diesels, hybrid diesel-electric engines or electric-only power. Greenline Yachts has a reputation for building environmentally friendly electric- and hybrid-drive yachts. And while the diesel-powered Greenline 45 Fly may seem to be a step back toward fossil fuels, it’s not. Here’s why. Some North American buyers—I’m…

Cocoa Beach in Florida is scheduled to host the US Offshore racing curtain-raiser over the weekend of August 27-30, however, a decision whether to hold the event will be made by the organisers at the end of this month. June 28 will determine whether the 2020 APBA Offshore Championship can eventually be shown the green…

There has been an amendment to the Italian Budget Law for 2020 (Law no. 160 of 27 December 2019) to the rules regulating the application of Italian VAT on short term yacht charters (those less than 90 days), regulated by article 7 quarter, paragraph e) of the Italian VAT Code (Italian Presidential Decree no. 633/72)….

The Maritime Reserves has taken delivery of a new fleet of power boats as part of its transformation to better support the Royal Navy in its outputs. Three years ago, Project Gemini set out a vision to have power boats located within Reserves training units. After hundreds of hours of hard work, dedication and commitment,…

Baja Marine is one of the three brands of high performance boats together with Donzi Marine and Fountain Powerboat which is now part of the Iconic Marine Group (IMG). All three brands have a loyalty of customers that date back to the 70s and after more than four decades their boats while maintaining the characteristics…

EP Barrus, the UK distributor for Mercury, Mercury Racing, Mariner and Yanmar, have secured a seven-year contract for the upkeep, update and supply of engines fitted to more than 1100 Ministry of Defence (MOD) boats. The contract covers boats within the current MOD in-service fleet for craft under 25m, including Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), the…

Baglietto’s first launch of the year took place in La Spezia yesterday when the custom 40-metre Baglietto 10232 was lowered into the water for the first time. The raised pilothouse design was commissioned by an American client and first announced in 2018. The project is a new development from the ground up, with a new…

Northrop & Johnson has produced the ultimate “how to charter a yacht” guide in response to a surge in demand from first-time charterers. Experts at the luxury yacht charter and superyacht sales brokerage believe the Covid-19 pandemic has convinced people to seek more private vacations, and it doesn’t get much more private than your own…

Shorthanded events in Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay remain on schedule despite the COVID-19 environment, with the Offshore 160 (singlehanded) on July 10 and the New England Solo/Twin (singlehanded/doublehanded) on July 24. Held annually, the New England Solo/Twin has courses of ocean triangles from 60 to 103 nm which begin and end in Narragansett Bay,…

Race promoter Powerboat P1 has extended its relationship with FOX Sports Regional Networks to air races from past, present and future in the USA, according to P1 CEO Azam Rangoonwala. This move extends P1’s seven-year relationship with FOX to air powerboat races in the USA. Ever since sports ground to a halt globally in March…

GKSS Match Cup Marstrand, the long standing world championship level event of the World Match Racing Tour, will be staged this year 2-4 July with locally invited teams and no on-shore activities, due to the impact of the global Covid-19 crisis.  The popular Swedish match racing event remains part of the World Match Racing Tour…

Maiden departs Auckland escorted by the legendary Steinlager 2 – photo © Amalia Infante Since her recent full refit, Maiden has been back on the start line of events such as the Caribbean 600 to raise funds for The Maiden Factor Foundation, but due to COVID the world tour has unfortunately been put on hold…

Big Thunder Marine, the mega marine retailer and full-service marina serving boaters on Lake Ozark, MO, has opened a new location at PGA Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, with a focus on Fountain center console models. “Big Thunder has done a great job representing [Fountain parent company] Iconic Marine Group at the Lake of…

Drone shot of Pelagic Australis off Shag Rocks, South Georgia. Photo: Tom Hart The rule of thumb when doing these tricky inflatable beach landings is to hang in above the surf line for a good ten minutes to watch the sets coming through. Maybe we were a bit premature, but I gave Thomas, the boat…

Beautiful, unassuming Canouan, a small island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has been described rather archly as the destination for billionaires who want to escape millionaires. Sandy Lane Yacht Club’s new superyacht marina there offers boat owners solitude, serenity and natural beauty in the form of white-sand beaches, coral reefs and lush, uncultivated hills….

One of 2019’s most important launches, Artefact has a strong, flamboyant character. The custom 262-footer, built at Nobiskrug’s yard in Germany, is unlike any other yacht on the water, with a multistory glass wall in her midsection, jigsaw-puzzle windows in the lower hull and balconies that define her profile. Inside is her alter ego: a…

Harmony often defines the success of a superyacht exterior, especially the world’s largest. Espen Øino’s graceful, proportional design of Flying Fox, along with the subtle shifts and curves in her six guest decks, gives the 446-foot yacht a grand appearance. This Lürssen also takes the charter scene up a significant notch, becoming not only the…

While the Covid-19 emergency seems to be heading towards a natural solution, the International Melges 24 Class Association is preparing to return where it has written the most exciting pages of its history: the race courses. Taking note of the improvement in the overall health situation underlined, albeit with due caution, by the Governments of…

A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August will see the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) – the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The race will replace the originally scheduled Channel Race and is open to COVID-19 compliant crews following Government regulations in…

The International Cadet Class 2020 Australian Championship at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria have been shifted to a more traditional set of dates, following the cancellation of the Worlds amid the Coronavirus crisis. The Worlds were planned to follow the Nationals in Melbourne this summer as part of one major event, with the Nationals…

With the gradual easing of the French lockdown and offshore racing sailors now having returned to training, the future is again looking brighter for Irish solo racer Tom Dolan. Since relaunching at the beginning of June the Brittany based racer, who originates from Kells, County Meath, has been accumulating hours on his Figaro Beneteau Smurfit…

Sanlorenzo Yachts in Italy has launched Hull No. 1 of the all-aluminum 44Alloy, an evolution of the yard’s 40Alloy. The fast-displacement 44Alloy has interiors by Michele Bonan in Florence, Italy, and exteriors by Bernardo Zuccon. Hull No. 1 of the 44Alloy is among five of the yachts already sold and under construction. Onboard features include…

Within days of the Prime Minister announcing that watersports were now a permitted form of recreation, members of Ripon Sailing Club were back on the water. Having already set up a Coronavirus sub-committee working on a return to sailing for when lockdown restrictions eased, the club was able to re-open on 17 May 2020. “We…

Finally sailing has resumed at Downs, not our normal racing programme but recreational sailing on Sunday mornings. After considerable planning by a small group of the committee to ensure we meet current guidelines set out by the Government and the RYA the club is operating within the new normal. A rescue boat is afloat crewed…

Sailing Club racing was back on the water this past weekend in both the UK and Europe. While most clubhouse facilities remain closed and social distancing requires some difficult decisions, hundreds of dinghies and keelboats took to the water in organised racing. At Hayling Island SC on the southcoast of the UK, over 70 dinghies…

The world’s biggest container ship has docked in the UK on its maiden visit. Crowds gathered to witness the huge HMM Algeciras on Sunday as it concluded its journey from China to Essex – via South Korea, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. The ship is 1,312ft (400m) long and 200ft (61m) wide, making it vastly…

A yachtsman attempting to sail 3,200 miles across the Atlantic single-handed has announced his delayed trip for later this month, or early in July. Michael Hurley, of Red Lion Lane, Shooters Hill, had to postpone his trip from New York to Gibraltar, from May1 until August – but is now hoping to do it sooner….

The City of Miami has reopened its boat ramps after reopening its marinas last month. Boaters and passengers are expected to follow the county guidelines. Facial coverings must be worn onshore until the vessel has left the marina. Only one boat per launch ramp is allowed, vessels shall be prepared in advance to launch, such…

Viking last week announced its seventh ocean ship – the 930-guest Viking Venus – was “floated out,” marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touches water. Scheduled to debut in early 2021, Viking Venus will spend her maiden season sailing itineraries in the Mediterranean and in Northern Europe. “We…

The French Minister of Interior has agreed with his German counterpart Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to reopen the common borders by June 15, which restrictions have been put in place in a bid to contain the flow of the COVID-19. The ministers have discussed the removal of the border traffic restrictions agreed on the objective…

Yacht design 101 for the flybridge on a 42-foot cruiser: Plop a helm station forward of the bridge, put a guest’s seat next to it, and add a dinette aft. Sure, that sounds vanilla, but there’s not much room for an abundance of creativity on the flybridge of a midsize yacht. Well, unless it’s the…

The 109m/357ft is Oceanco’s first new build to take advantage of the recently acquired construction & refit facilities where her first phase of construction was successfully executed on schedule under stringent and enhanced safety restrictions. The new build has now made its way up the river to Oceanco’s facilities in Alblasserdam for her outfitting phase….

As countries around the world start reopening their borders, we’ve found ourselves planning unexpected new trips in our imaginations. Perhaps you’d never thought about visiting Estonia before – but now it’s offering a warm welcome, you’re suddenly daydreaming about wandering through Tallinn or going swimming in a clear Estonian lake? Well, the latest destination to…

It may often be overlooked in favour of neighbours Germany and the Czech Republic, but as it comes out of lockdown, Poland is aiming to capitalise on the growing number of would-be travellers itching for a last-minute summer vacay. In an announcement yesterday, the country’s prime minister said it would be reopening its borders to…

Final preparations are under way for the inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, the first health-controlled race of this kind in the world. Commencing on June 27, the sustainable two-day regatta will see a large number of sailing boats across three classes take to the Portuguese coast in a race between Cascais and Sesimbra, to raise…

Thirty-four Solo and Double Handed yachts enjoyed ‘champagne racing’ on the Solent last weekend. The SOLO Offshore Racing Club staged the largest yacht race since the start of the Covid Lockdown for socially distant compliant solo and duo teams on Sunday 7 June. Unusually for SORC, which is the UK’s only Yacht Club dedicated to…

Irish Sailing has confirmed that Rio 2016 silver medallist Annalise Murphy will be nominated in the Laser Radial to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Her nomination will now be put forward to the Olympic Federation of Ireland for ratification. Murphy secured the Laser Radial nomination after the conclusion of the trials in which…

My Journey Born August 11, 1986 in Saint-Malo Lives in Concarneau My studies: “I did a civil engineering IUT in Saint-Nazaire, then a business engineering qualification at l’Université de Bretagne sud, in Lorient”. My early working life: “I worked in my engineering career for seven years, as a business engineer. I ran maritime and industrial…

British Youth Sailing is launching its new Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) supporting talented and committed young athletes with the potential to be high achievers in sailing. The Level 3 diploma, worth 64 UCAS points, combines sailing and full-time education so participants have the skills, knowledge and competence to pursue sporting excellence alongside education and…

Porto Mirabello, located in the Gulf of La Spezia, is strategically positioned in the norther Tyrrehenian Sea and presents an attractive launch pad for cruising to some of the Mediterranean’s most sort after locations, as well as being close to some of Italy’s most renowned shipyards and the heart of Italy’s superyacht supply chain. The…

It’s confirmed. On Saturday 4th July, at 15:30hrs (French Time), 22 skippers from the IMOCA Class will indeed set sail on the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne, a unique and enticing triangular course, which will take the fleet up to the edge of the Arctic Circle. This is excellent news for the solo sailors seeking to prepare…

Variety hopes to resume operations in the Seychelles on Sept. 12, 2020. Variety Cruises said it will relaunch sailing July 24 with the 24-cabin M/S Galileo yacht in Greece’s Cyclades islands. Other yachts will resume service later in 2020 and 2021 in the Seychelles, French Polynesia, Costa Rica/Panama, the Red Sea and more destinations, the…

The first annual St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) Invitational Regatta sponsored by Leatherback Brewing Co. will take place on June 27 to 28, 2020. Run out of the Club’s St. Thomas Sailing Center (STSC) in Cowpet Bay, this inaugural event welcomes 11 teams representing all three U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,…

With five months to go until the start of the Vendée Globe 2020, the HUGO BOSS team are back out on the water with their sights firmly set on winning the race. Halted – like the rest of the IMOCA fleet – by the COVID-19 pandemic, Skipper Alex Thomson and his team waited patiently to…

The Bahamas will reopen for tourism starting June 15, allowing yachts and private planes at first before welcoming commercial travelers in July. When the country does reopen for tourism, The Bahamas will implement several safety measures involving temperature screenings at both airports and seaports. This requires visitors to wear a mask when social distancing is…

After the excitement of announcing its first-ever sponsorship of Cowes Week 2020, sponsoring the trophy for the newly introduced Club Cruiser Class, the Cruising Association (CA), although saddened at the news that this iconic regatta has been cancelled this August, has nonetheless pledged its commitment to supporting the event in 2021. The CA’s General Manager,…

THE Royal Southern Yacht Club is inviting sailors to take part in a charity regatta this August. It will take place in August and has been announced after the cancellation of the Isle of Wight regatta, Cowes Week. Four days of racing is planned for club class yachts, sportsboats, dayboats and other classes with six…

Auxilia Electric Propulsion launched a new marine hybrid kit last year, responding to customer for a simple and cost-effective solution to electric-hybrid propulsion. The kit is an auxiliary propulsion system for main engines up to 2000kW. The ‘plug and play’ solution is designed for easy hybridisation of any kind of vessel by being installed on…

Cambria Hotels, an brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), continues its expansion with the opening of the Cambria Hotel St. Petersburg – Madeira Beach Marina. The five-story, 125-room hotel joins the Cambria Hotel Ft. Lauderdale Airport South & Cruise Port and the Cambria Hotel Miami Airport – Blue Lagoon as the brand’s…

The Women’s Regatta hosted by Double Bay Sailing Club will be held on 26 and 27 September 2020, being the first Australian Laser regatta of the 2020-21 season. After the success of the 2018 and 2019 regattas, the organising team of Clare Alexander and Christine Patton are back to present the not-to-be-missed annual event for…

Norwegian energy giant Equinor is testing two newbuild liquefied natural gas-powered shuttle tankers it chartered for operations in the North Sea. The first tanker Eagle Blane is owned by Malaysian shipowner AET, while the second vessel Rainbow Spirit belongs to Teekay’s Altera. Eagle Blane recently conducted its first LNG bunkering in the port of Rotterdam…

With five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, almost all of the competitors have relaunched their boats and restarted their preparation for the ninth edition. Now is the time to look at some of the details concerning the key steps that lie ahead as the skippers prepare for 8th November. The…

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND MOVEMENT From 3 June 2020, starting day of Phase 3, trips between Italian Regions and travel to and from abroad is allowed. Visitors from the EU, Schengen countries and the UK are permitted to enter Italy without the 14-day self-isolation measure, still required for arrivals from other nations at least until 15…

Currently spending time in Key West, Florida is the Dutch-built superyacht Infinity and her support yacht Intrepid. The mothership’s dedicated support vessel was purposefully built to supply Infinity with air support, provisions, crew, and fuel not to mention the extended range of watersports and exploration equipment that she can carry. The 88.50-metre Infinity was built…

The RestartSailing Group came together at the start of C19 pandemic lockdown, with the sailing community working together to help get sailing restarted once restrictions were eased to allow a return to the water. Two of the key objectives of RestartSailing have been to support activity to get people back to sailing at their local…

Yachtsmen have the chance to show their skills in a 722-kilometer yacht race from Hong Kong to Sanya in Hainan Island this October. Applications are now open for the race, sanctioned as a qualifier for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2020, which will mark the 23rd anniversary of its launch in 1997 and has…

Istanbul-based shipyard Numarine has announced the launch of three more of its 26XP expedition yachts in one day, bringing the total number of 26XP superyachts on the water to eight units. Two of the newly launched 26XP yachts are displacement versions of the model featuring a bulbous bow for maximum stability and increased range. This…

A British lord and former trade minister has claimed the construction of a £100 million royal yacht would boost the nation’s spirits during the coronavirus crisis. Digby Jones, the Baron of Birmingham and a crossbencher in the House of Lords, pitched the idea on a politics podcast for the UK Telegraph. He said it would…

At midday on Monday 23 March Commodore Gary McNally rang the bell at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club to signal the beginning of a new watch, due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Club was officially closed and all regular activities were ceased for the members and their guests. But in the weeks that followed the Club…

Since the first recorded 18 Footer races on Sydney Harbour in 1892, the boats were individually owned by wealthy or even struggling owner/skippers and were emotionally named. Naming Rights sponsorship in 18 Footers began during the 1960s when companies realised the benefits of being associated with a clean, healthy, outdoor, iconic Australian sport, which was…

One thing is for sure, since the beginning, the design for the 77.1-metre Black Shark hasn’t changed much. The owner knew what he wanted, and that was “more shark”. The well-documented move of the completed hull from Nobiskrug’s facility in Kiel to the Rendsburg outfitting yard on 12th December gave the world a glimpse at…

The contrasts between a motoryacht and sailing yacht are usually stark, with night-and-day differences in the layout and hull shapes. Even the largest sailing yachts need to make accommodations for masts, running gear and hull shapes to achieve their maximum sailing efficiency. The 164-foot All About U2 is both an outlier and consolidator, with features…

Superyacht painting, supply and maintenance company GYG announced the signing of two refit contracts with MB92 Group yesterday. The AIM-traded firm said the two contracts, with a combined value of more than €6m (£5.36m), were due to start immediately in MB92’s specialist facilities in Barcelona, Spain and La Ciotat, France. GYG said its operations in…

Safety is paramount as watersports are set to resume Following changes in Government guidance for Wales, which allow people to participate in more outdoor activities, RYA Cymru Wales is engaging with the RNLI and representatives from the ports and leisure marine industry to help ensure a safe return to recreational boating activity. The Welsh Government…

A synergistic project for a “Great October of Sailing” United to promote Italian boating in the world; the Italian Sailing Federation, Barcolana and the Genoa Boat Show are working together to create an exceptional October for Italian yachting and sailing. In the first part of October, the Genoa Boat Show and Barcolana will focus the…

The biggest ever container ship to dock at Teesport arrived on Tuesday. The Adelheid-S, operated by global shipping company MSC, spans a length of 222.5m, 32.2m wide and can carry 3,400 twenty-foot containers. The mammoth vessel arrived after an 18-hour journey from Antwerp in Belgium. The Port’s three dock-side cranes unloaded 852 containers before the…

THE world’s biggest super-yacht has arrived in Southampton after a week-long voyage from Barcelona. The 156-metre Dilbar, said to be worth an eye-watering $650m, proved to be a spectacular sight as she made her way up Southampton Water. Looking like something out of a James Bond film, she drew plenty of admiring glances as she…

Porto Montenegro has confirmed that, with Montenegro currently having no cases of COVID-19 and no new cases having been reported in the last 28 days, the government of Montenegro has reduced further relaxation measures for maritime traffic, particularly where is relates to international arrivals. Montenegro has opened it borders for all countries with less than…

3rd June 2020 will see Italy open its borders to the rest of Europe. No restrictions to cross Italian borders. On 19th May, via its Decree n. 34/2020 the Italian Government established that, starting on 3rd June 2020, all borders between Italy and the rest of Europe will be reopened, including those separating member states…

Nicko cruises, the European river cruise line, has started sailing again. The nickVision, which can hold up to 220 passengers, set sail on June 1 with 110 German passengers on an 11-day Passau to Dusseldorf cruise. The company has implemented new safety procedures including temperature checks, extra disinfecting measures and reduced capacity to allow for…

Marine Results International SL, based in Palma, Mallorca has increased its shop floor space with the addition of a double storey workshop. The additional space has been acquired following the first successful year of the superyacht rigging company’s extension of its UK operation to include the new base in Mallorca. The new workshop complements the…

Since the RYA announced the launch of the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship at the start of April this year, thousands of club sailors have been taking their tactics and strategies onto the virtual waters in an attempt to represent their club in the national final. Getting through to the final not only means beating…

Since 13 May, Trafalgar Drystack has achieved a record number of boat launches, as private boaters flock back to the water. The Drystack team is averaging 50 launches per day with a high of 100 retrievals on 25 May, one of the hottest spring bank holidays for many years. “We’ve managed to achieve a three…

Dubai — Qatar Petroleum has major signed deals with three Korean shipyards to reserve LNG vessel construction capacity required for its North Field Expansion project and Golden Pass LNG projects. Under the agreements, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will reserve a major portion of their…

The first Princess X95 superyacht has taken to the water in Plymouth and commenced sea trials. First revealed in 2018, the 29.11-metre all-GRP vessel is the first model from the new ‘Superfly’ class of yacht from the British shipyard and is the design work of British naval architecture office Olesinski and the Italian design studio…

Ineos Team UK, captained by Sir Ben Ainslie, is gearing up to take part in the 2021 America’s Cup World Series, being hosted by New Zealand. Although many of this year’s events have been cancelled due to coronavirus, preparations are well and truly under way – and today, the team will be entering Solent waters…

The 2021 Marion Bermuda Race will be reinstating a multihull class! In 2005, the Marion Bermuda Race was the first offshore race to offer a multihull class. That first year there were seven boats on the line with a Saturday start – monohulls started on Friday, as is the tradition. The class then stopped sailing…

Vendée Globe competitor Pip Hare is the new patron of the Visually Impaired Sailing Association (VISA-GB). The sailing charity aims to provide opportunities for sailors with a visual impairment to experience the freedom of offshore sailing. The majority of the crew on VISA-GB boats are normally visually impaired and play a full role in sailing…

France confirms Tokyo 2020 sailing selections but retains the possibility to modify the selections if necessary. Following the postponement of the Tokyo Games to August 2021, the French Sailing Federation has confirmed its Olympic selection choices and thus allow them optimal Olympic preparation. The selection committee is also extended by one year with the objective…

Royal Huisman has announced a new commission for a 46m high-performance cruiser sloop. Project 405 is being built for experienced owners whose brief was for a yacht that is comfortable for world exploration, but with an extremely lightweight structure to ensure victories in superyacht regattas. Exterior and interior styling is by Nauta Design and naval…

The British Sailing Team is preparing to move to the next phase of its return to training following the latest Government guidance for elite sport. Recreational sailing alone or with members of your household has been permitted in England since May 13, allowing some British Sailing Team members to get out on the water for…

Given the seismic shake-up that has been done to the sporting calendar this year, Wave Regatta will certainly be the focal Irish sailing regatta for 2020, not least by incorporating the Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships and as such the event will focus on delivering an excellent championships for all the competing sailors over…

The organisers of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez intend to maintain what has made these regattas unique to the world for modern and classic boats, while optimally adapting the programme on land, for the public, as for the sailors themselves. Newly elected President of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, Pierre Roinson: A new regatta format spread…

Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke is using his bottomless reserves to give something back, after overseeing the creation of a £280million superyacht which will be intermittently offered to scientists. The magnificent vessel, named the REV Ocean, stands as the worlds largest of its kind, and comes lavishly furnished with three swimming pools and two helipads….

Set up in 2014, the GC32 Racing Tour is the original circuit for the one design foiling catamarans designed by Dr Martin Fischer, now Design Co-ordinator for Luna Rossa’s challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. These boats allow regular sailors to get a taste of the latest and fastest style of sailing – as exemplified…

Zeelander Yachts has expanded its Dutch shipyard, allowing it to build at least five boats at the same time. The company has added an extra 450m² of space, following demand for its boats. The next phases of expansion include new office spaces and extra work floor for the shipyard. “We are expanding in several phases,…

Good news in F1H2O World Championship: Emirates Team’s driver Bartek Marszalek from Poland recently signed a contract with ORLEN as new sponsor. Team Orlen counts the best athletes in motorsport and other disciplines in Poland and it is also title sponsor of Alfa Romeo F1 Orlen Team. The official presentation was organized in Warsaw during…

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) sailors have been away from the water for two months. You might have seen them working out together online but what you haven’t seen is the video chats they have had with some of Australia’s best sailors in history. VIS Head Sailing Coach Mal Page seized the moment and…

With so many events having been cancelled in 2020, ranging from Open Meetings to major NSCA Events including the National Championships being lost to the uncertainties we all understand around C19, the National Solo Class Association were keen to find a way to give all its members something else to look forward to. We are…

The economic impact of superyachts in Austrlia grew 60 per cent in a year and is expected to grow 300 per cent more… Data released by Superyacht Australia, the regions central body for the superyacht industry, shows that foreign superyachts stayed an average of 73 days in Australia in 2019, compared to an average for…

As of Monday 1 June, the British Sailing Team will resume doublehanded sailing, allowed by the dispensation afforded to elite sports under the Government’s latest guidelines for a phased return to training. Recreational sailing alone or with members of your household has been permitted in England since 13 May. Guidance issued to elite sports on…

Among her peers, the 236-foot superyacht Solo lives up to her name. Delivered in 2018 by Italy’s Tankoa shipyard, Solo was designed with parameters that were very different than most other superyachts in her category. With roughly half the internal volume of similar 230-ft.-plus yachts, she’s more fuel efficient and easier to maneuver. Solo also…

Dream Yacht Charter has opened a new Caribbean base at Compass Point Marina, St Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. The base opens in partnership with Virgin Islands Yacht Charters in the well-protected Benner Bay, said to be the only ‘legitimate’ hurricane hole in the Virgin Islands, and one that makes for a “wonderfully quiet…

The Key West Offshore Racing World Championships is an exciting annual event that brings the world’s top offshore boat racers to Key West. Every fall, the beautiful water off of the coast of Key West is a proving ground where professional boat racers push the limits. With three days of racing and seven full days…

The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, encouraging entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s famous blue-ribbon event, has been released. Entries are now open for 2020’s 628-nautical-mile challenge, with the just-launched documentation encouraging the usual brigade of sailors – plus a whole new pool…

Superyachts will be allowed to drop anchor in Bermuda waters despite Covid-19 restrictions, under a policy approved by Cabinet. Zane DeSilva, the tourism minister, said the Bermuda Tourism Authority estimated allowing luxury vessels into island waters would generate $8,123 to $317,031 per boat a week, depending on the size of the boat and the number…

The CYCA Youth Sailing Academy (YSA) has announced their revised season of winter training as NSW restrictions are eased following the COVID-19 pandemic. Highly regarded as the world’s leading youth sailing academy, the YSA will commence sailing on Monday 6 July 2020, in time for the school holiday period. The CYCA has done a tremendous…

Mike O’Donovan from Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Gosport, will be competing in the national final of the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship this Saturday (30 May) after winning the South Regional Final to win the right to represent the South. The South regional final (which took place on Saturday 2 May) saw twenty of the…

With a new plan for The Ocean Race 2021-22 to utilize the IMOCA class to determine the champion, but also include the third use of the VO65 one design class for a secondary prize, event organizers hope the availability of both class boats will boost interest in the next edition of the crewed around the…

Messe Düsseldorf, organisers of Boot, the giant European Boat Show, have started online registration for the forthcoming boot from 23 to 31 January 2021 under the motto “restart your business @ boot Düsseldorf”. Messe Düsseldorf CEO Werner Matthias Dornscheidt says “We are aware that the water sports industry is in a difficult position at the…

In a nod to a possible increased French entry, the revised notice of race for August’s Round Ireland Race from Wicklow issued this week says the race will take place under IRC, MOCRA and Class 40 rules. There is speculation that the race’s postponement could lead to a larger than normal French entry as the…

Driver of the Year says she is all set for return to action Marit Stromoy of the EMIC Team holds her trophy after winning the Sharjah Grand Prix, the sixth and final round of the 2015 UIM F1 H20 World Championship. Dubai: Marit Stromoy, one of two female drivers in the UIM F1H2O World Powerboat…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The show will go on. On Friday, the United States Powerboat Show announced their return to Annapolis for their 51st anniversary. The iconic event will take place October 1 – 4 and October 8 – 12, during the Columbus Day holiday. “The health and safety of our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees is…

Shustoke Sailing Club reopened last Sunday for sailing, after weeks of virtual eSailing. Indeed we finished our Covid-19 Challenge Cup using Virtual Regatta, which enabled members to meet weekly on Zoom and to race against each other virtually. A good way to keep in touch and sail… e-sail. The winner of this challenge was Onespeedyboi….

Municipal marinas in Kingston, Ont., are set to open to seasonal boaters starting Friday, May 29. The city says it will open both the Confederation Basin and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour marinas with measures in place to ensure adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. The public boat launch at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour will also open to the public…

After pausing voyages in March, SeaDream Yacht Club has revealed plans to begin sailing in Norway in June 2020. SeaDream Yacht Club is pleased to announce it is now accepting reservations for 9 new 2020 Norwegian voyages. The newly unveiled voyages, kicking off June 2020 through September, include hand-picked destinations by SeaDream’s Norwegian founder and…

The first 26.8-metre Riva 88 Folgore yacht was launched yesterday in La Spezia at the brand’s production facility. The first unit of the new Riva model is a result of a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the Product Strategy Committee and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Riva 88/01 Folgore yacht launch in La Spezia. First…

The Azimut Benetti Group has appointed Marco Valle as Chief Executive Officer. Valle, currently holds the position of managing director for Azimut Yachts and will begin his promotion from September 1. Franco Fusignani, current CEO will join the board of directors. The group announcement confirmed “encourage an organic and unified approach to business management” while…

River cruise operator Scylla has announced the sailing of 34 ships on Europe’s waterways with immediate effect. The move makes the company one of the first to resume operations as the Covid-19 outbreak recedes and destinations reopen to tourism. The Swiss operator runs a fleet of riverboats for various European charter clients. “We are very…

The new Ferretti Yachts 500 employs its internal mantra, “Just Like Home,” to guide the interior design. On this yacht, Home includes plenty of social areas, large spaces and elegant details. Fifty feet seems to be the informal cutoff point between cruisers and motoryachts. After that, the interiors get larger, engines have more horsepower and…

The Baltic500 Challenge raced over 500nm from the Yacht Club Strande, Keil, Germany, had an entry of 35 yachts taking part in four classes. Overall line honours went to the Pogo 40 ‘Black Pearl’ of Frank Eckardt GER and Yo Wiebel SUI. The competing yachts were sailed by a crew of two, sailing from Kiel…

Singapore-based Azura Marine unveiled a new $500,000 electric yacht that they claim can complete “non-stop ocean voyages powered only by sunlight.” The electrification of transport is slowly spreading into maritime transport. While the focus has been commercial vehicles like ferries, it is also reaching leisure and personal vessels. Azura Marine is the latest to enter…

THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO AND INFORMA ANNOUNCE A SECURE, NOT-FOR-PROFIT EVENT IN 2020 The Principality of Monaco and Informa today confirmed they are working together to deliver an intimate, not-for-profit Monaco Yacht Show in Port Hercule in September 2020, with full details to be announced in the coming weeks. The proposed event will employ the…

Vripack’s 217-ft. Futura concept is a fossil-free hybrid with a glass superstructure, an electricity-generating kite and a big sense of whimsy. Amsterdam-based Vripak believes that progress requires the occasional moon shot, a project that pushes boundaries and synthesizes existing technologies in a way that recreates expectations. The design studio has always operated under the theory…

At the launch of the polar cruiser Ultramarine, the owner of the DIV group Tomislav Debeljak announced a new project. Brodosplit will construct the largest luxury yacht in the world, named “Njord”. It is a 281.8-meter long residential yacht built for Ocean Residences Development from Malta. It will be made in Brodosplit and in the…

Sunday, July 19 is looking as the possible date for the resumption of yacht racing on Hobart’s River Derwent. The Combined Clubs Committee, which represents The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Derwent Sailing Squadron and Bellerive Yacht Club, this week finalised plans for a proposed joint six-race Winter Pennant Series on the Derwent for keelboats…

Brabus may have built its name designing souped-up luxury cars that push the automotive envelope, but now it’s delivering equally disruptive day boats, like this newly unveiled 38 footer. The menacing gunmetal cruiser, known as the Shadow 900 Black Ops Boat, looks as though it’s come straight from Batman’s secret lair and has the superpowers…

Purchasing a brand-new boat—whether custom or production—from a manufacturer or dealer certainly has its advantages. However, there is a common misconception that new boats are free of all deficiencies, and that certain due diligence and pre-closing actions are less important than when purchasing a used product. On the contrary, buyers should still take the same…

Sanlorenzo, one of Italy’s largest yacht builders, is acquiring another Italian builder, Perini Navi. The acquisition would give Sanlorenzo one of the world’s strongest sailing superyacht brands. The plan for Sanlorenzo’s new deal with Perini Navi, under the leadership of Executive Chairman Massimo Perotti, foresees the creation of a participatory new company: Sanlorenzo will control…

The second in the current series of The Ocean Race Summits will stream online live from The Hague and feature top experts and leaders from across a wide range of fields coming together to share solutions to accelerate the restoration of ocean health. Among the highlight programming for registered Summit participants is special guest speaker…

The fifth Hamble Classics Regatta is set for 21st-23rd August at the Royal Southern Yacht Club and after much consideration will open for entries in June. The event’s organiser Jonty Sherwill commented: “It’s been great getting enquiries from classic yacht owners keen to get sailing and we look forward to working again with the Royal…

Emirates Team New Zealand were back on the water yesterday, spotted in the Upper Waitematā Harbour. Despite the lack of wind, the crew put Te Kāhu through the gears, foiling with ease. There appeared to be a few problems with the starboard foil at first, with one crew member spotted hanging off the end of…

Save the date for the world’s largest exhibition of professional crewed charter yachts which will take place from the 22nd to the 25th of April 2021, marking the opening of the Mediterranean season and placing Greek yachting tourism in the spotlight. The Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS), one of the most significant events on the international…

Despite the challenges presented by the current global situation, the Azimut Benetti Group is ready to kickstart the recovery process by restarting production at its shipyards. Working at full capacity to make up for lost time, the Azimut Magellano 25 Metri and Benetti Oasis 40 Metri are on track to launch this summer, according to…

The Irish Sailing Team returned to training Monday 18 May. The team continued to train remotely throughout the lockdown by daily video catch ups, teaching sessions and support from the “backroom” team made up of doctors, sports psychologists and nutritionists. The coaches used the time to squeeze in many classroom based sessions that often aren’t…

Ondeck Events and Olympic Marine have announced the launch of a new yachting event: the Olympic Yacht Show. Due to be held on October 1-4 2020 at Marina Sounio – a full-service marina located approximately 75 km southeast from Athens – the show will make use of the recently renovated Olympic Marine facility. With support…

Boat owners will get the chance to perform safety and maintenance checks after a two-month absence from their craft from Monday, May 18th as marinas across the country open to berth holders. The easing of restrictions plus the lifting of the Coastguard advisory requesting the public not to take part in any water-based activity on…

Construction on the first SeaXplorer 55-metre expedition yacht has been continuing at Damen Yachting’s hull building facility in Antalya, Turkey where the entry-level model of the brand’s go-anywhere line of explorer yachts is taking shape ahead of its delivery in the spring of 2022. As part of the design work of Azure Yacht Design, Damen…

BOA and RYA have confirmed that the 15 sailors selected for Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will remain the same for the rescheduled Games in 2021. In light of the postponement, the British Olympic Association asked the Royal Yachting Association to consider and confirm its position regarding the selection of athletes for…

Hayling Island SC, one of only four RYA coastal Centres of Excellence, are to run a Pilot Opening of their club site over the 15 to 17 May. After weeks of coronavirus lockdown with the site completely closed since the 24 March, HISC are to re-open the Club site on a pilot basis. There will…

The organisers of the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s largest in-water event, have confirmed that this year’s show will go ahead as planned from September 8-13. The news was confirmed today by Reed Expositions, whose staff have been working remotely to ensure the success of the show’s 43rd edition. “The aim is to open the…

The 32.6-metre custom sailing yacht Ribelle was built at Green Marine in the UK and completed in the Netherlands by Vitters who launched the vessel in 2017. Commissioned by an experienced couple, the high-performance sloop was designed by Malcolm McKeon for fast and comfortable cruising and has proven itself to be a serious contender on…

This is my story explaining how and why I came up with the concept of creating a global advertising platform for the Marine Industry https://boatcorporation.com/ Darren and Joel – RYA Coastal Skipper Course @ Hot Liquid As a child I always treasured times visiting the sea with my parents and at the age of 17…

Having arrived in the Mediterranean for the first time this summer ahead of her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show last month is the 80-metre Turkish motor yacht Elements, recently delivered by her builder, Yachtley. Built to SOLAS requirements for cruising with up to 24 guests onboard to a design by Alpha Marine, Elements’ impressive…

Built in Italy by ISA Yachts, the 47.5-metre motor yacht Lady MM was launched in 2003 as part of the yard’s popular ISA 470 series. Built under the name April Fool, the vessel first changed hands when the original owner took delivery of his 61-metre Feadship in 2006 by the same name (now Samadhi). The…

Within DLBA Naval Architects’ American offices, a new superyacht concept is underway aiming to influence the future of yachting. With exterior lines by SDG, the 58-metre superyacht concept TEMPO has been developed as an autonomous yacht where artificial intelligence (AI) dramatically enhances an owner’s experience onboard. According to DLBA, artificial intelligence can take the superyacht…

The Otam 70HT is the next step up the evolutionary ladder of a typical go-fast yacht, with a wealth of custom details. Building a 50-knot, ocean-going performance boat with modern comforts and luxury appointments is not a problem for Otam, which has been doing just that for 60 years. Coming up with an iconic design…

One of the success stories from the last Volvo Ocean Race was the use of onboard reporters who were employed by the race organisation and then allocated to the boats on a leg by leg basis to capture, write and pump out some stunning media content. The OBR team were the first to master the…

Spotted off the Italian coastline last summer is the 49.7-metre Westport superyacht Boardwalk. Commissioned by a serial Westport owner and delivered in 2010, Boardwalk is unlike any of her Westport 164 sister ships. Known for travelling with her helicopter on deck – one of a handful 50-metre superyachts with such capabilities – she comes customised…

Seen here side by side in their home ports are the two superyacht Attessa and Attessa IV. Belonging to the same owner, the two yachts are rarely seen together, with Attessa IV spending much of her time on the east coast of the USA. Previously named Aviva, the 68.5-metre Attessa was launched at Feadship in…

Currently anchored off the Cyprian coast outside Limassol is the 125-metre superyacht Maryah. The yacht was delivered in 2015 by the Elefsis Shipyard in Greece, following a total rebuild that took several years to complete. Both her interior and exterior design were completed by the British studio H2 Yacht Design. Maryah accommodates 54 passengers across…

Seen here arriving in the port of Funchal on the island of Madeira in January is the 85-metre superyacht Vibrant Curiosity. Launched in 2009 as Oceanco’s third yacht of its Y700 generation under project name Y704, Vibrant Curiosity was designed by Nuvolari Lenard with naval architecture executed by Oceanco’s in-house engineering team in cooperation with…

After completing an arduous Atlantic crossing over the past two weeks, the 45.6-metre Damen yacht support Pink Shadow arrived in the Netherlands yesterday, returning to the yard where she was originally launched just last year in Gorinchem. Since then, the vessel has been acquired by an experienced owner and customised to serve as the support…

With the first Custom Line Navetta 30 currently undergoing outfitting, Custom Line has revealed more about the interior design story of the new 28.43-metre displacement model and the brand’s first collaboration with Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. Completed with exterior lines by Filippo Salvetti, the Custom Line Navetta 30 has introduced significant new technical and design…

The Salcombe Estuary is one of the most beautiful and challenging places to sail in the UK and in addition it is possibly the most challenging place to race. There are so many complicating factors coming into play with the tide, wind patterns, moored boats, rocks, shallow beaches and other competitors all providing a potent…

While a global lockdown has seen many of us more connected, albeit digitally, with our friends and family around the world than ever before, SuperYacht Radio is bringing a little light relief to these uncertain times with the launch of Yachting’s Got Talent. What started as a fun way to connect members of the yachting…

Expanding the YXT range, the Dutch shipyard Lynx Yachts has launched its latest yacht concept YXT34. With LOA of 33.8-metres and exteriors by Bernd Weel Design, the Lynx YXT34 series is offered in two distinct versions, the YXT34 Plus and YXT34 Sport. Following the recent launch of the YXT24 Evolution, the yacht concept compares well…

Early Bird entries are now OPEN for the Gold Coast’s 2021 premier sailing event, the 12th Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta. Australia’s east coast sailing scene will become even more exciting next summer with the celebration of Southport Yacht Clubs 75th Year and the staging of the 12th Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta. January’s Sail Paradise Regatta…

Gruppo Antonini shipyards have announced the launch of a new brand, Antonini Navi, in collaboration with Aldo Manna, with planned investment and support worth over 10 million euros from the Antonini family. The new Antonini Navi brand aims to expand the range of marine services offered by Antonini Group under one umbrella and to include…

Launched in 2015 and built as the third unit in the Benetti Veloce 140 series is the 42.6-metre motor yacht H, seen here anchored off Cala di Volpe last summer. Based on Benetti’s innovate Displacement to Planning hull (D2P) with wave-piercing technology, H is an efficient and sporty cruiser designed by Stefano Righini. Sleeping up…

Austrian shipyard Silent Yachts has announced the sale of two more units of its 24.3-metre flagship yacht, the Silent 80 solar-electric catamaran. Marking a total of six units sold to date, the innovative Silent 80 concept was initially visualised by Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent Yachts. These recently sold units feature interior and…

North Sails is honored to be selected as the official one design sail supplier to The Ocean Race 2021-22. Known as the most grueling offshore team race, the Ocean Race has attracted the most skilled sailors and competitive teams since 1973. Equipping the VO65 teams with the industry’s most reliable high-performance products is paramount to…

Dutch ship builder Holterman Shipyard has unveiled new details about the 32.65-metre superyacht known as the ‘X-Treme’ X-105. The steel and aluminium X-105 yacht features Diana Yacht Design naval architecture and a robust exterior designed by Bernd Weel, while Trimm Design completed her interior designs. The first hull from the X-105 range is already in-build…

The Sanlorenzo shipyard has been building high-quality motor yachts since 1958. It is a boutique firm in the yachting industry, building only a limited number of made-to-measure units per year. Each yacht is designed and produced according to the specific requests, style, and desires of the individual owner. The shipyard’s headquarters are located on the…

The 90-metre super sailing yacht Athena, built by the Dutch Royal Huisman shipyard in 2004, returned to her home country over the weekend where she will undergo maintenance work at Huisman’s new Zaandam facility. The superyacht’s exterior lines were designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design, with naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects and an interior by…

Currently listed as a yacht for sale, the hull of the sixth unit in the Amels Limited Edition 242 range has been launched at the Damen facility in Romania. Now ready for outfitting, the 74-metre Amels 242 is set to be delivered during the autumn of 2021 and sports an exterior design by Tim Heywood….

This boutique shipyard has really branched out with its latest luxury day cruiser. The Italian-based Wooden Boats has crafted a 40-foot custom tender from, you guessed it, wood. While wood is not a material one typically associates with modern luxury yachts, the shipyard has combined it with advanced carbon composites to create an intriguing dichotomy…

There are currently 7,378 yachts afloat as of today. The longest yacht in the world is Azzam, measuring over 180.61m (592’7″). She was built in 2013 by Lürssen. The Largest yacht in the world is Fulk Al Salamah, built by Mariotti in 2016, with a volume of 20,361 GT. On average super yachts are 37m…

The UAE-based shipyard Gulf Craft has announced that its flagship superyacht, the 37-metre motor yacht Majesty 120 has started sea trials and is now expected to be delivered at the end of April. With the first sea trials putting the vessel’s twin 2600 hp diesel MTU engines, Kohler generators and other fundamental equipment through their…

The 59.7-metre Project MM597 currently in-build at Royal Huisman and the 30.47-metre WallyCento yacht Magic Carpet 3 were two early adopters, and with the latest ClubSwan 125 supermaxi, designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian, being just one of the yachts to follow in their footsteps, this new rigging technology looks set to change the world of yacht…

Polish shipyard Sunreef Yachts has recently announced the sale of its first 100 Sunreef Power catamaran yacht, thanks to Burgess introducing the buyer. At 29.95-metres and with a beam of 13.5-metres, the vessel – designed entirely by Sunreef Yachts – will provide her guests with nearly 500-square-metres of onboard living space to enjoy. The 100…

Fowey Gallants Sailing Club hosted a mini series for club members as a follow-on from the successful winter series of 2019 and a pre-cursor to the main Fowey season which starts in April each year. The series was planned to comprise eight races over four Sunday mornings in March with two short races each day….

“It’s the people behind the sailors, the people behind the tech, the people behind the design team. Anything that can make the boat faster is a go.” A new generation of talented designers, boatbuilders, sailors, and shore crew are helping to propel American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. The impact on…

Keeping to a strict build schedule, Abeking & Rasmussen has successfully handed over the new 68.2-metre charter yacht Soaring to her owner today during an official ceremony at the yard. In the presence of a small project team and the yacht’s crew, Soaring was christened and now flies the Cayman Islands flag. According to Sales…

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An irresistibly pretty coastguard cottage only accessible by boat — yet just a few splashes of an oar from the pub. Built in the 1830s, One, Coastguard Cottages stands above the Yealm estuary, a short row-boat ride away from Newtion Ferrers and Noss Mayo, and affords magnificent views of the water pools. Perched high above…

As of yesterday (1 April), sailing clubs up and down the country are already beginning to benefit from the £22 billion grant and business rates package recently announced by the Chancellor. Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure industry such as sailing clubs, will be eligible for a one-off grant payment dependant on the club’s…

The Yacht Racing Forum organising team for the annual business of sailing and yacht racing conference, currently scheduled to take place in Portsmouth UK, are not considering postponing the event for the time being. The organising team is following the current global situation with great attention, and hope that the situation will stabilize as soon…

Structured Luff technology is a new sail-making approach developed by Doyle Sails for the grand prix and superyacht markets. The technology essentially changes the manner in which load in the luff of a sail is distributed and, by reducing luff sag, it allows the sail to achieve more driving force. “This technology came out of…

In 2023 the sailing world will celebrate 50 years of round the world racing, beginning with the 1973 Whitbread Round the World Race – which began as a very egalitarian adventure event with 19 entries, and peaking to 29 boats two editions later. The Ocean Race European Tour corporate sailing event in Kiel, Germany 2019

The Jakobstad-based shipyard, Baltic Yachts has unveiled a new 20.18-metre sailing yacht: the Baltic 68 Cafe Racer, with building to commence on the vessel this spring and delivery expected for summer 2021. The yacht takes its inspiration from the Cafe Racer era of the 1960s when London rockers rode pared-down motorbikes designed for high-speed rides…

Behold; the 136-metre charter yacht Flying Fox. A superyacht like no other and one of the very few in her class that has raised the industry’s standards to heights once believed unrealistic. As superyachts have been growing in size over the years, so too have the options available for charter with a good number of…

I am sure we are all dreaming about summer and places we would rather be at. It would be amazing if we could just get on a boat and go on an ocean adventure around the world, but since we all have to play our part in flattening the curve, the best we can do…

Designed by German Frers, the Hylas 60 is a world cruiser that doubles as a day-sailer for a small crew or couple. The New $1.7 Million Hylas 60 Is a World-Cruising Yacht That Handles Like a Daysailer Hylas Yachts has earned a reputation for building durable oceangoing vessels with a classic ethos. The new Hylas…

The Tokyo Olympics will take place between July 23 and August 8 next year. The International Olympic Committee confirmed the news yesterday, which followed a meeting of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee. A decision to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games was taken last week by the IOC and the Japanese government because of the…

Once upon a time, when life followed some sort of a plan, Irish sailing was getting into early action in April. In looking back, we find that at this time of the year it was all systems go for putting in place a fund-raising Boat Show at the RDS in Dublin, and then at Easter,…

Saskia Sills will join Luke Patience on the first Monday Motivation podcast ©British Sailing Team British Sailing Team and British Youth Sailing (RYA) have teamed up to keep kids motivated during the COVID-19 lockdown with their new project, Sail From Home. Their new scheme looks to educate young sailors as well as inspire and entertain…

There was a great turnout for the second race in the Dell Quay SC Longmore Series on the 14th March 2020. It was brilliant to see fifteen boats starting, including six Solos and five Fireflys, with a great mixture of ages including a number of youngsters in the Fireflys and experience ranging from complete beginners…

A rainy start to the day saw 26 boats from across the country being prepared around the grounds of Wimbleball Sailing Club for the open 3 hour pursuit race. After torrential rain in the morning the race started at noon with a very unexpected lull in the wind which left the early starters not going…

A general update on The Ocean Race, which is scheduled to start from Alicante, Spain in October of 2021. By the time of the race start, in 18 months time, the current COVID-19 situation will have been resolved and life will have been reset to something approaching normal. Here’s Part 1 of a series looking…

Horizon Yachts has confirmed the sale of their first hull of the FD80 model to American owners who plan to cruise her around their home port on the west coast of Florida. Following her launch, the 24.54-metre Horizon FD80 yacht made her global debut at the 2019 Palm Beach International Boat Show and was specified…

British Sailing say their Olympics team will likely remain unchanged as they wait for news of a rearranged Tokyo Games in 2021. “The emphasis for us now is supporting the NHS and the UK,” Olympic performance manager Mark Robinson said. We’ve shutdown completely and everyone is following the government guidelines.” Sailing was one of just…

Cambridge University Boat Club’s Jonty Page Jonty Page has transformed from the reluctant rower to a skilled figure at the top end of the sport. The 21-year-old Pembroke College student was on course for a place in Cambridge University Boat Club’s crew before the coronavirus led to the cancellation of this year’s Boat Race on…

Last week, Dutch shipyard Van der Valk moved their latest raised pilothouse motor yacht between facilities as they prepare to launch her in May 2020. The 28.5-metre yacht Venera features both an exterior and interior design by Guido de Groot Design, naval architecture by Jaron Ginton and an engineering platform by Diana Yacht Design. Built…

The 75-metre beauty was once owned by honorary Vice Admiral and Royal Family ally Sir Donald Gosling, who died at the age of 90 in September 2019 Leander G – reportedly the largest yacht in the world – has arrived in sun-kissed Plymouth. The 75-metre long beauty was spotted arriving into the city on Thursday,…

Spotted on the move to the Lusben yard in Livorno, Italy, to be outfitted is the custom 55-metre yacht Supernova 55. Now with a completed steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the new explorer-style superyacht by Cosmo Explorer features exterior lines by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto and a custom interior for her future owner who can…

Built by Amels in 2014, the 65.7-metre motor yacht Z was delivered as the third Amels 212 vessel by the yard following Ventum Maris (2011) and Sea Rhapsody (2012). Featuring an iconic exterior design by Tim Heywood, Winch Design is behind the interior design onboard. This archive image shows her departing Barcelona’s Port Vell.

Denison Yachting will host a “boat show from your couch” on Friday The Ft. Lauderdale firm already had a library of 200 to 350 10-minute video tours of yachts, and it is currently filming other vessels for the virtual tours on Friday. Denison says the goal is to have 100 yachts, from 35 to 174…

Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club lightweight captain Catherine Walker. Catherine Walker described a plan well-executed as Cambridge University created history to win the first Lightweight Women’s Boat Race to be held on the Championship Course on the Tideway (Sunday, March 15). The Gonville & Caius student, the captain of the Light Blues, was full of…

This November will see the debut of the first Hong Kong Yacht Show, organised by the Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) and Verventia Pte Ltd and taking place at the Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter between November 19 – 22, 2020. Set to be an annual occurrence, the idea for the event was…

Launched in 2017 as part of Sanlorenzo’s EXP line, the 42.2-metre explorer yacht Ocean’s Four is the third unit of four unique 460EXP yachts built by the Italian yard. Known for their customisable aft deck arrangements, long-distance cruising capabilities and comfortable deck spaces, this series morphed into a new, larger 500EXP range that extends the…

A new Modern Apprenticeship in boat building is about to be ‘launched’ at Eyemouth harbour in conjunction with Borders College and long-established company Eyemouth Marine. The project will see a training hub developed in the premises of the Brown’s Bank-based company and will be part of a major refit of the current premises. Known for…

The Hargrave 92 GG is available for tours in South Florida. The 92 GG is the first yacht in Hargrave’s Millennium series. Hargrave Yachts says the first yacht in its Millennium series has arrived at the Port of Palm Beach in Florida. Christened GG, the Hargrave 92 “represents the next generation of design in this…

Ian Travers at the helm of a Squib in Kinsale A “squib” I was told when first shown one of these boats by its owner, is “an explosive boat. Several of them were riding nicely on the rippling water at Kinsale Marina that day two years ago when it was announced that Kinsale Yacht Club…

Greek superyacht builder Golden Yachts has launched its 94.6-metre flagship motor yacht O’Pari in Athens. As the eighth addition to the Golden Yachts fleet, O’Pari takes over from the 2018-launched, 85-metre O’Ptasia as the largest vessel ever built by the shipyard. Commissioned by an experienced yachtsman, O’Pari is the design work of Studio Vafiadis who…

Sailor of the Year Paul O’Higgins aboard his JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI in Dingle Harbour after being declared overall winner and successful title defender of the National YC’s Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2019 The potent Dun Laoghaire-based JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI may now have four very busy seasons – both inshore and offshore –…

AN OCTOGENARIAN sailor has been named admiral of Sussex Yacht Club. David Skinner, 85, who has been an active member of the Shoreham-based club since 1971, was given the honour by his fellow sailors this month. David said: “I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been granted the title of admiral. “It really is…

THE CHAMPIONS OF SMALL We don’t believe bigger is better, we think small hotels offer a unique personal touch that leaves a lasting impression. We seek out the little gems that offer genuine, one-of-a-kind experiences – it could be lashings of luxury at a palatial mansion or barefoot bliss on a desert island. You could…

In the highly tactical few days of Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race, the teams raced hard to collect up to six bonus points in the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprints. The results are always eagerly-anticipated and usually announced at the Prizegiving Ceremony to celebrate the success but as the crew travel home, the results…

The Rockabill VI crew at the Fastnet Rock. (left to right) Mark Pettit, Ian O’Meara, Rees Kavanagh, Conor O’Higgins, Peter Wilson, Ian Heffernan and Paul O’Higgins Royal Irish Yacht Club skipper Paul O’Higgins has won the Irish Sailing and Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year Award for his outstanding cruiser-racer season at an online awards ceremony….

The Bermagui Wallaga Lake Djiringanj men’s group making the net boat at Mal’s slipway in Narooma.

It had been many years since Chichester Yacht Club ran an RS400 Open so it was great to have 19 boats arrive at the club for the 2020 event. After a winter of storm disruption, the weather was near perfect for the time of year, with a south-westerly wind in the mid teens, and even…

The 35th edition of the Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) has been rescheduled and will now take place between 14 – 17 May 2020, in Downtown West Palm Beach. An annual event, the show is set to feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories on display, including hundreds of boats ranging…

Seen recently arriving in the Turkish resort town of Kusadasi is the 52-metre Feadship motor yacht Maria. This well-travelled yacht has circumnavigated the globe and has taken on various voyages to the Pacific together with her original owner. Maria was built to a timeless design by De Voogt Naval Architects and launched as Battered Bull…

The 60.25-metre motor yacht Paloma was built by the Japanese shipyard Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries in 1965. Kept in pristine condition with several refits throughout her history, she can accommodate up to 12 guests and operates with a crew of 12. Fitted with twin Caterpillar 3508-B diesel engines, Paloma can cover a distance of 4,000 nm…

Polish shipyard Sunreef Yachts has announced the launch of its latest motor yacht: the second Sunreef 80 Power Octotone 80. The all-GRP 23.95-metre catamaran is designed inside and out by the shipyard and features a four-cabin layout comprising of an elegant master suite with large bathroom and walk-in dressing room, as well as three additional…

The General Authority for Ports “MAWANI” announced today the launch of a new shipping line connecting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with East African countries through the shipping line (CMA CGM), the world’s leading company in shipping and support services which is the first container shipping line to reach King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu,…

Chinese owner Shanghai Huayuan Shipping has placed an order at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of two 53,000 dwt bulk carriers. The construction of the ships will start in October this year and the ships will be deployed for domestic coastal shipping servies. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed. Shanghai Huayuan Shipping is…

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht. The brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo…

After the top three positions on the podium for Race 9 were taken by Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, Punta del Este and Visit Sanya, China respectively, the remaining teams completed the short offshore course to conclude the WTC Logistics Tri-Race. Seattle attained fourth position, crossing the finish gate at 21:36:28 UTC approximately 50 minutes…

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race has been a short but fast challenge for the Clipper Race teams and the racing fleet has remained incredibly close throughout. As the fleet approaches the end of the triangular 750nm course, tension is high amongst front runners while they close in on the finish line. The teams have…

Racing resumed at Salcombe Yacht Club for the first race of the Spring Series on the 14th March. With a breezy force 5-6 Westerly blowing in from the sea against a spring ebb tide, competitors thrived in what were quite challenging conditions. The race team of John and Fiona Wylie set a classic Salcombe course…

Mark Bushe at the mast of Elsie shortly after launching her following restoration What motivates a man to buy a wreck over a hundred years old and decide that he can repair her? Why bother and was he ‘mad’ to think of doing so? He is Mark Bushe who lives in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour…

Standard Chartered has become the first bank to join TradeLens, the global blockchain shipping platform created by IBM and Danish logistics giant Maersk. The London-headquartered bank announced its decision on March 10, with global head of trade, Michael Spiegel, stating that digital ecosystems like TradeLens have the potential to promote the sustainability agenda of many…

Four years ago, Matt Brigham had never set foot in a rowing boat. Now, he is one good performance away from representing his country at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Matt Brigham on the River Aire What happened in between was a move to Leeds, or more specifically, the decision to join the University…

On Day 3 of Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race, the fleet are nearing the third section of the short triangular course. The teams remain in close proximity, as patience is being tested by wind holes plaguing progress. Dan Jones, First Mate on WTC Logistics reports: “This racing is awfully frustrating. We spent the whole…

The 596-passenger Silver Moon SILVERSEA ON A ROLL As Silver Muse leaves Australia later this month after its second successful season, Silversea is gearing up for a busy year ahead. Silver Origin, the luxury line’s first ship custom-built and designed for sailing in the Galapagos islands, makes its debut in July; its first two cruises…

The next edition of The Ocean Race, scheduled to start from Alicante, Spain in October 2021, will visit 10 international cities, including the start port and the Grand Finale finish in Genoa, Italy in the summer of 2022. For the first time, The Ocean Race is now open to the high-tech, foiling IMOCA 60 class,…

So, there I was, first trip out, flying at 1,000 feet (300 meters) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 800 nautical miles (1,480 kilometers) from land in any direction. There was a decent breeze, a good swell and even from 10 nm miles (18 km) away I could see our boat punching into it,…

On the second day of Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race, it is all to play for as less than 25 nautical miles (nm) separates the entire fleet. Having already completed the first of three Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprints, the upwind second stage is asking some difficult questions as light winds plague the north…

CL Yachts have announced plans to unveil the latest design of their premium performance SAV (Sea Activity Vessel) at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2020: the 29.26-metre CLX96. Claimed to be the holistic reinvention of the traditional motor yacht, the CLX96 comes from the drawing boards of international designer Jozeph Forakis. The design layout…

A mixed two-handed offshore keelboat event has been added onto the programme for the 2024 Olympics but there are still a lot of unknowns, not least off what class of boat will be used (and this might not be known until the year before the Games). Regardless, sailors are going to need a varied skillset,…

Saudi Arabian shipping company Bahri has booked 14 super tankers to load crude oil in late-March, Reuters reported sources as saying. The spike in bookings follows the announcement by Saudi Aramco yesterday that it plans to ramp up production to 12.3 million barrels per day starting in April. On Wednesday, Saudi Aramco announced that it…

Ministry of Maritime Affairs has proposed a new project worth Rs1.087.914 million for the construction of breakwater, boat repair yard and auction hall at East Bay (Demizer) Gwadar in next fiscal year 2020-21 under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). According to official documents, the main purpose of the new project is to provide a…

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race commenced yesterday following the first Clipper Race Le Mans start to be initiated in the dark at 1900 LT. The teams embarked on the triangular 750nm course which consists of three Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprints, of which the teams can elect to compete in two. Seven teams declared…

  by Sarah Heron A brisk breeze and the merest hint of sunshine greeted us as we made our way out of Port Solent’s lock in Portsmouth ready for a morning’s sailing around the Harbour. We were here to experience the newest model in Sunsail’s fleet, the 41.0 from Jeanneau. I was aboard Breathe Oceanic,…

Seen here in her home port of Cabo San Lucas is the 50-metre Turkish-built motor yacht Azteca II. Designed inside and out by Michael Leach, she as built in 2005 at Nereids Yachts who also built the 47-metre N.M.N. Azteca II offers accommodation for up to 12 guests and is designed for comfortable long-distance cruising,…

The MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival took out gold at the national Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra last night for Major Festivals and Events. Festival General Manager Paul Stephanus said the festival had taken on “titans” of the Australian tourism industry – and thanked the 400-strong volunteers for its success. “The festival was…

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), the UAE capital’s prestige yacht, leisure marine and fishing show, will return to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre for its third edition from October 14 to 17. Organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), this will be the first boat show of the year in…

Two new superyacht shows are scheduled to be held during the Palm Beach International Boat Show (PIBS), which runs from March 25 to 29, 2020. Both events, which are vying for the upper echelon of the yacht market, are invitation-only, promising a much more intimate, personalized experience than a traditional boat show, with better access…

Past participants such as the mighty Ticonderoga, Nordwind and the beautiful Vineyard Haven schooner from Gannon & Benjamin Juno: we have missed you all!

The Ocean Race, as it unveils its 2021-22 route, will make its only North American stopover in the spring of 2022 at Newport, RI. This will be the third consecutive edition of the competition which includes this notable port in its course. The Rhode Island stopover will be one of ten stops during the eight-month…

Marconi Sailing Club based in Essex, are looking forward to a successful summer of sailing after receiving a £10,000 grant from Sport England’s Small Grants Programme in 2019. The Club used the grant to go towards their SB20 Keelboat Project, which aims to secure the long term future of keelboat sailing at the Club by…

26 April 2020 is going to be a very important date for Islington Boat Club as it will mark the fiftieth anniversary of its founding in 1970 by campaigner and community activist, Crystal Hale. Jan Dorling from the club writes: The club is planning to hold a celebratory event on the day to mark the…

Cambridge University have announced the crew that will contest the first Lightweight Women’s Boat Race on the Championship Course on the Tideway on Sunday (March 15). The lightweight men’s boat race made the switch from Henley Boat Races last year, and now it is the turn of the Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club eight to…

Red Bull Sailing’s second season in the GC32 Racing Tour will be momentous. After taking third place on the championship podium in their debut 2019 campaign, the team from Austria is back with a seasoned crew and a determination to push to the top. To make it, they’ll have to overcome the reigning champions and…

The Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club has been officially commended for its achievements in a national awards scheme.the Royal Yachting Association and Yachts and Yachting Club of the Year Awards. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Yachts and Yachting Club of the Year Awards were presented at Alexandra Palace in London by British Sailing Team member…

Sixteen boats came to the start line for the 2020 edition of the Salcombe Yacht Club Commissioning Race, including an encouraging number of two person boats including the Lark of Julian and Ben Meek, the Enterprise of Nick and Anne Jackson and the Langleys in their RS Feva. With two flag officers in the Race…

Nicknamed “the ultimate boating machine”, Verve 47 is designed for the extreme thrill-seeker. High-performance coupled with superior handling is at the fingertips of those brave enough to jump into the helm and try. This all-new model line up has been developed using the years of sports yachts experience and know-how from the historic Italian brand,…

Bosham Sailing Club has been delighted to host 18 young sailors aged seven to 13 from other Chichester Harbour clubs and further afield for the International Optimist Class Association (IOCA) winter training for the south of England. From October to March six sessions have been scheduled and to date five have been completed. The training…

Twelve manufacturers and designers have engaged with World Sailing in the process to choose equipment for the new offshore keelboat event, which will debut at the Paris 2024 Olympics. It follows a request for information issued by the world governing body in December. The new mixed-gender two person event will see boats race on a…

Now that all eleven Clipper Race teams have rounded the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, concentration is firmly focussed on the second half of the race, with the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint South, two Scoring Gates and the finish line all providing point scoring opportunities . Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race has seen Qingdao…

Christchurch Sailing Club have been named as winners of the 2020 RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award. The Dorset based club was one of 10 finalists selected by the RYA Awards Panel and ultimately crowned by the public vote. The coveted trophy was presented by The British Sailing Team’s Arran Holman…

Britain’s Ben Ainslie and his new crew dominated the first event of SailGP’s second season in Sydney, winning four out of five fleet races and then beating titleholders Australia in Saturday’s high-speed head-to-head finale. Ainslie beat local hero Tom Slingsby and his Australian crew, who incurred a penalty at the start of their match race,…

British yachtsman, Alex Thomson, is to become patron of the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust’s new maritime curriculum. The Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust (GFM) has announced that from September it will be launching its new marine and maritime lessons and has enlisted the support of a record breaking yachtsman to help. Children will be…

A sea-loving couple who spent years dreaming of living in a house boat have showed off the fruits of their labour in the form of a one bedroom home and now live a ‘millionaire’s life on a beer budget’. Jamie Bradley and Deb Morris, who are both in their fifties, made the decision to live…

Ran is on its way to Cork week in July. The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, has officially launched its prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta, which will see hundreds of boats and thousands of yachtsmen and women from around the globe compete on the waters around Cork Harbour…

The Five Anchor Quay Marina in Bangor has announced that from Spring this year it will become part of a single marina group, boatfolk. This development follows last year’s announcement from Quay Marinas that they would form, with Dean & Reddyhoff, a single marina group with a shared vision and shared name. So, in April…

A total of 31.5 million tons of goods was shipped on the Northern Sea Route in 2019. Ice-class tanker “Shturman Skuratov” is one of the ships carrying oil from Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port field in Yamal. Photo: Atle Staalesen The goods volumes delivered to and from ports on the Arctic shipping route has never been…

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The second season of the SailGP global circuit is shaping up as a heavyweight fight between two of the world’s best sailors, Britain’s Sir Ben Ainslie and defending champion Tom Slingsby of Australia. When the two helmsmen headed onto Sydney Harbor for practice aboard their high-performance, foiling 50-foot catamarans a few…

Howth Yacht Club will welcome the Irish Sailing team racing roadshow funded by BIM – Bord Iascaigh Mhara – (Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency) which is designed to attract sailors between the ages of 14 – 30 from around the area, it is not just for members of HYC. The Roadshow will start at 10 am…

An artist’s rendering of a proposed museum, theatre and office complex. Langford Mayor Stew Young says the municipality will provide the land and services and pay for the $30-million theatre, while the museum would be responsible for financing the $57-million exhibit space. The Maritime Museum, which has been leasing a small, temporary space in downtown…

Riva’s Dolceriva combines Italian style with spirited performance. From the front, the yacht’s curved windshield and sheerline highlight her low-profile design. Founded over 177 years ago, and having collaborated with the same design team, Officina Italiana Design, for a quarter of a century, the Italian brand has winnowed down its vessels to the essence of…

The British Dragon Association (BDA) is proud to announce that this year’s Edinburgh Cup fleet will include the famous International Dragon Bluebottle. Hosted by the Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) from 30 June to 3 July 2020 Dragon sailors from across the country and further afield will head to Edinburgh to compete for the National…

Lake Assault Boats of Superior, Wis., has won a contract to build up to 119 patrol boats for the U.S. Navy. A Superior, Wis., boat builder that supplies fire and rescue agencies around the country has won a U.S. Navy contract worth up to $56 million, its largest federal order to date. Lake Assault Boats…

Two rowers have completed a 3,000-mile ocean Atlantic crossing in a wooden boat. Phil Pugh and Paul Hopkins, of Tyneside, took 70 days to make their way from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Atlantic Dream Challenge. Dozens of teams took part, but the pair were the only ones to tackle it in a…

The Firefly class truly embodies the theme of this year’s RYA Dinghy Show: ‘See where Dinghy Sailing can take you’ which takes place over the weekend of 29 February – 01 March at Alexandra Palace, London. Over its 74 years, the National Firefly class has been the launchpad for many careers, thousands of friendships, hundreds…

Emissions from ships are important contributors to global climate change and local air pollution, putting pressure on the environment and humans. A new generation of bunker fuels, so called zero-emission fuels, can help to address this challenge while also creating a major business opportunity in developing countries. Currently, ships contribute about 2-3% of all global…

Lexus is the luxury division of the giant Toyota Motor Corporation, and so stung was the charismatic Toyota president Akio Toyoda by this attack that he personally pushed his designers to take more risks. ‘From then on I was determined the word “boring” and the word “Lexus” would never be used in the same sentence…

A new cloud-based platform will be tested for ship inspection information, backed by European Union money, as Cyprus invests in digitalisation projects to optimise ship administration A new research and development (R&D) institute in Cyprus has raised more than €40M (US$42.6M) as the nation’s Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) ramps up its support for digitalisation programmes….

Would-be applicants put-off by the cost of enrolling on the famed 40-week boat building course at the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy will in future be able to apply for bursaries. The welcome news follows the BBA’s successful transition from ‘not for profit’ PLC to registered charity, which took place in January. Under the auspices…

Energy Observer, the first self-sufficient vessel using renewable energy sources to produce hydrogen from seawater with zero CO2 emissions and zero fine particles, left her home port of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France, this weekend on the first leg of a global voyage to test and promote renewable energy technologies. Energy Observer began life as Formula…

Belfast Lough-based Artemis Technologies – a world-leading high-performance maritime design and applied technologies company – has announced a partnership with Creative Composites in Lisburn to make parts for a revolutionary new foiler system – the world’s first commercially viable electric propulsion for marine vessels. Lisburn-based Creative Composites will collaborate with Artemis Technologies, the world’s leading…

World Sailing’s and the Japanese Sailing Federation’s preparations for the Hempel World Cup Series Final are ongoing. We look forward to delivering the event. World Sailing’s Medical Commission are constantly reviewing the situation and providing teams with advice and guidance.’ The Hempel World Cup Series Final for the Olympic classes is due to take place…

Jenny Matthews and Natasha Ambrose are embarking on an unusual world tour: encouraging schoolgirls to consider careers as superyacht captains. Matthews and Ambrose, who are both first officers on superyachts, a role that includes helming the vessels, said they decided to launch a scheme dedicated to encouraging women into top ranks after discovering that more…

The South Coast Marine Cluster has rebranded as part of a collaboration with Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) to form Maritime UK South West (www.southcoastmarine.org.uk), becoming part of the national body Maritime UK. Jim Stewart, Port of Poole chief executive and South Coast Marine Cluster board member, said: “The South Coast Marine Cluster has built a…

Nearly everything is getting a sustainable makeover, even luxury yachts, apparently. Grand Cayman-based Serenity Yachts just showed off two of their new designs for solar-powered yachts at the Miami International Boat show. The Serenity 64 and Serenity 74 will go for $3.3 million and $5.5 million, respectively. So far, two of the 64 have been…

It is with great honour and privilege that after seven years of volunteering on the committee of the Mermaid Sailing Association (MSA), I now move into my two-year term as President. The Mermaids are a class very close to my heart, first getting involved at the age of 15 when my father brought 119 Three…

Offshore Team Germany pushes on further with it’s planning for participation in The Ocean Race 2021/22 (TOR). The Imoca Open 60 “Einstein” will be prepared in the south of England for installation of the newest generation of foils. With the purchase of a Dehler 30 OD a strong training platform will be created in Germany,…

There are actually two boat races — which pit rowing teams from Oxford and Cambridge universities against one another, in a furious dash along the Thames. It all started with the men’s inaugural fixture in 1829 — a race which has been held annually since 1856, world wars excepted. The women’s race first ran in…

The RYA Dinghy Show 2020, (29 February – 01 March, Alexandra Palace) will be the UK’s premier viewing of ‘The Foiling Dinghy’ along with sister boat, the ‘L12 Lowrider’ from Advanced Sailing Technologies (AST); see them in the UK for the first time on stand D20. The Foiling Dinghy has been designed by AST to…

Unique Yacht Design’s exterior, with a maximum beam of 40 feet and draft of 11 feet, presents an interesting dichotomy: It is sleek, even svelte, while maximizing interior space. “We created a very attractive yacht with a sleek and sexy profile while avoiding high-dosage design clichés,” says Emrecan Özgün, CEO of the Istanbul design firm,…

Better known for baklava and kebabs, Turkey’s yachting industry ranks third among the world’s largest superyacht-building countries. With relatively low wages and skilled labor, Turkey has created an impressive collection of brands on the Mediterranean that include Sirena, Turquoise, Dunya, Vicem and dozens of smaller shipyards. Bilgin this week launched Turkey’s largest-ever superyacht, a 262.5-ft….

The annual Surf to City Yacht Race from Southport on the Gold Coast to Sandgate in Brisbane started on Saturday, February 1st. There are two fleets for this race, an inshore fleet going inside Stradbroke Island, and an offshore fleet sailing a 100.0nm course up the seaward side of Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island, around Cape…

Olympic Team GB members, windsurfers Emma Wilson and Tom Squires, and Radial Olympian Alison Young will compete at their class world championships on Port Phillip Bay, Australia. The three Team GB members will take on the worlds best in Melbourne from this weekend, before returning to Europe for a final round of Olympic class regattas,…

An iconic Cornish gig project is fast taking shape, securing traditional boatbuilding skills for the future while delivering a new craft for a military veterans gig club. The Energy 2 Project is based on the gig called Energy that was built by Falmouth Marine School students in 1985, a vessel that reputedly initiated the modern…

Macduff Shipyards has recently finished its latest new build Crystal Sea SS 118 for owner David Steven and his two sons David and Alec. This new boat replaces their previous fishing vessel of the same name, which was built by the company back in 2008, and is intended to fish off the southern coast of…

A public vote could help secure a brace of awards for Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding at the upcoming Classic Boat Awards. Cockwells’ latest model in the Duchy Motor Launch series – the Twin Cabin Duchy 35 – that was unveiled at the 2019 Southampton International Boat Show has been shortlisted in the Powered Vessels…

Bangor has more of a link to the prestigious SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race than is at first obvious writes Betty Armstrong. This year Royal Ulster Yacht Club looks forward to tracking the progress of father and son duo, Johnny and Jamie Ritchie in their Dufour 41 Classic, Mingulay, who have, after the last…

Ireland’s only event ‘dedicated to sportsboats’, the Royal Irish Yacht Club will stage the inaugural ‘Dun Laoghaire Cup’ for six classes on May 16-17 as David O’Brien writes in this morning’s Irish Times here. The event incorporates the 1720 East Coast Championship, the SB20 East Coast Championship and the Beneteau First 21 National Championships. There…

For three weeks, Boston gets to glimpse the Coast Guard’s future as one of the few new fast-response cutter patrol boats docks at the North End base. “We are truly looking forward to receiving six of these fast-response cutters right here in Boston. This is going to be the home port,” said Rear Adm. Andrew…

Riyadh, February 20, 2020, SPA — The General Authority for Ports “MAWANI” issued today a unified license valid for work in all Saudi ports to practice the activity of marine agencies, for CMA CGM, one of the major international shipping lines companies and operating companies in ports around the world. This step aims to enhance…

After years of construction, the first glimpse of the much-anticipated new Dubai Harbour is now just weeks away as the marina prepares to host the 2020 international boat show. The Mina Seyahi area of Dubai will become the region’s largest cruise liner terminal once the three-year project is completed in September. Until then, a section…

The Thames Valley and London Boat Show will return to Penton Hook Marina for a second year. Following the success of the first Thames Valley and London Boat Show, the three-day event is returning to MDL’s Penton Hook Marina in Chertsey for a second year. Held on 8 – 10 May and free to attend,…

Event set to take place from March 18-21 at The Pearl-Qatar’s Porto Arabia The upcoming seventh edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) will bring together and connect the world’s most privileged yacht and boat manufacturers, service providers, local dealers, suppliers and potential buyers on an exclusive B2B and B2C platform to showcase the…

A vessel named Mansion Yacht was shown at the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, and people have been buzzing about it ever since. According to FOX Business, the yacht is the first ever to be made entirely from stainless steel. “It does a whole bunch of other things that a normal…

A recent article on SuperyachtNews covered a new initiative that aims to encourage marinas to improve recycling facilities for superyachts. The Clean Superyacht Marina campaign claims that many marinas do not provide credible and adequate recycling stations, with many yacht crew left frustrated at the at their inability to recycle properly ashore. We asked stakeholders…

COPENHAGE (Reuters) – Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy U.S. warehousing and distribution firm Performance Team as part of plans to deliver more customized logistics solutions. Maersk said the value of the deal is $545 million, including lease liabilities of around $225 million. The world’s largest container…

The Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS), widely recognised by the global yachting in-dustry as one of the most important and productive events on the annual calendar, is set to return to the port of Nafplion from the 2nd to the 6th of May 2020. Registrations for the 7th MEDYS, owned and organised by the Greek Yachting…

  The Denmark SailGP Team, presented by ROCKWOOL, unveiled its supercharged F50 catamaran in Sydney on Tuesday, as preparations for the first SailGP race of Season 2 gather pace. The Danish crew will join six other nations on the start line on 28-29 February as the adrenaline-filled, global racing championship kicks off for 2020 –…

Measuring 66.25 metres in length with a volume of 1,481 GT, motor yacht Hampshire was launched in 2016 for her original owner under the name Vanish. The Harrison Eidsgaard-designed vessel changed ownership in late 2018 when she took on her current identity. The Feadship superyacht comes with two helicopter landing pads, a large extending owner’s…

Foreigners in Seychelles can hold shares in a yachting company or own a yacht depending on how large the fleet is and the length of the boat in line with a revised policy, said a top government official. “If a yacht charter company only has one to three yachts in its fleet, the company must…

Announced today by the Island Sailing Club, the Windeler Cup is a new race for small keelboats that will run on the same day as the world-famous Round the Island Race, Saturday 30 May 2020. The race will allow boats which are too small to safely participate in the annual circumnavigation of the Isle of…

Commercial maritime company Charity and Taylor has been acquired by a subsidiary of global marine electronics group Grupo Arbulu. The deal was supported by law firm Birketts. l-r: Ed Savory, Roger Perks, Nigel Darling, Iñaki Arbulu, Bernard Fay Viota, Victoria Perera Navas, Steve Reeve, and Ioannis Papaefthyniou (managing director – Aage Hempel subsidiary of Grupo…

A RENOWNED boatbuilder in Mylor has restored a classic sailing yacht for a well-known sailor’s round-the-world adventure. When Classic Boat magazine’s 2018 Yachtsman of the Year, Max Campbell, fell for a classic Swan sailing yacht in need of some of some serious TLC, there was only one place to restore her – at stepfather, Dave…

There are many definitions and a lot of disagreement about that. There is no disagreement, though, about how they look on the water amongst the boating fraternity. As put to me by that great authority on historic boats, Hal Sisk of the famous Cork building family: “They are drop-down gorgeous.” Classic boats are often believed…

When Heather Taylor launches her 7-metre boat into the Pacific Ocean in mid-April, it will be the last time she sees another person or solid land for months. Taylor is attempting to row from Monterey in California to Hilo in Hawaii, aiming to become the first Australian to complete the crossing solo. “That route hasn’t…

Furthering its commitment to contributing to the advancement of the maritime sector, Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, reiterated its support to Saudi Maritime Congress. In its capacity as Founding Strategic Partner of the event, the company has also extended an official invitation to its global network of partners and customers as well…

Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) 2020 will take place from March 18-21 at Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar. Celebrating its seventh edition, the show will connect the “world’s most privileged yacht and boat manufacturers, service providers, local dealers, suppliers and potential buyers in an exclusive B2B and B2C platform to showcase the latest products and services…

Race start – 2020 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race The oldest ocean race in Western Australia is under way for a fleet of seventeen yachts. There is plenty of offshore experience among the teams including accomplished navigators Kingsley Piesse on CheckMate, Scott Disley on Obsession and the full team Crush, David Davenport, who have just…

Skippered by Rich Gould, alongside first mate Dan Jones, the crew of WTC Logistics overtook five teams in the final few days, including Qingdao and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam which had led for the majority of the race. The team seized the day when light winds in the Luzon Strait created opportunity for the…

Announced by Baglietto during the Miami Boat Show 2020 is the sale of a brand-new 38-metre V-Line superyacht. Hull number 10235 bears the signature lines of Francesco Paszkowski on a new fast-displacement naval platform designed by the Italian shipyard. The recently confirmed new-build project is set to be delivered during spring 2022. With a straight…

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have unveiled the new 59-foot (18-meter) Tirranna AMG Edition boat and one-of-a-kind Mercedes-AMG G63 Cigarette Edition at the Miami International Boat Show. The two companies have previously collaborated on 11 other boats and their latest one is powered by no fewer than six supercharged 4.6-liter V8 Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines….

If it’s the start of the long President’s Day weekend in Miami that means it will be a boaters paradise as both the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show kick off on Thursday. The 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show will run through Monday at Miami Marine Stadium Park on Virginia…

This weekend’s RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference saw more than 300 delegates from RYA recognised training centres across the world come together for two valuable days of learning and networking (08-09 February 2020). Principals and instructors working within the RYA’s Shorebased and Sail and Motor Cruising schemes travelled from across the UK, Europe and…

DANAOS Shipping outlines the future Will innovation in shipping reduce carbon emissions by 2050? Emissions reduction and environmental sustainability is on everyone’s lips these days in shipping. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted regulations to address the emission of air pollutants from ships and has adopted mandatory energy-efficiency measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse…

Booming demand for yachts at home and abroad helped British boat-builders increase their annual revenues by 10 per cent. The sector notched up sales of £4billion in 2018-19, according to industry group British Marine. That included exports of £1.5billion, an increase of 4 per cent on the previous year. The 5,800 marine businesses employing 38,700…

Luxury boat maker Princess Yachts has had an “unprecedented” sales success at the world’s biggest indoor boat show after selling more than £30million of vessels in each of the past two years. The Plymouth manufacturer said it enjoyed “unprecedented stand visitor numbers and levels of sales” across its range throughout the eight-day Boot Düsseldorf 2020…

A new boat will have a pre-delivery inspection. If you’re buying second-hand, you are advised to have a pre-purchase survey by a marine surveyor who is a member of one of the professional associations as they’re required to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance. Choose a surveyor who knows the type of boat you’re looking at. They…

Insurance companies will often require a level of experience for a boat owner, dependent on the size and nature of the vessel. For example, some boat insurance policies require a qualification if you have less than a year’s experience of owning a boat. However, if you hold a full boating qualification form the Royal Yachting Association…

The global recreational boat market is expected to reach revenues of more than $50 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of approximately 4% during 2017-2023. The research report also offers market size in terms of unit shipment values during the forecast period. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5587798 More information provided below. The exponential growth…

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