Yachting News

Media Mogul to Buy Boat International?

Posted: 30th May 2013

Written by: Mark Kleinman – Sky News

The media tycoon who owns the weekly political magazine the New Statesman is poised to snap up the bible of the super yacht world in a deal worth tens of millions of pounds. I understand that Mike Danson, who made a near-£200m for... Read More

Trinity Yachts Reaches Expansion Deal

Posted: 29th May 2013

Written by: Chad Calder – The Advocate

Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore, which have shipyards in New Orleans and Gulfport, Miss., have sold an equity stake to a Connecticut investment firm that could allow them to expand both Gulf Coast facilities. In New Orleans that co... Read More

Port Said Swept By Lawlessness

Posted: 28th May 2013

Written by: Max Siegelbaum – Al Jazeera

Egyptians from all walks of life once flocked to the markets and beaches of Port Said. Businessmen rubbed shoulders with factory workers, browsing through piles of imported tax-free goods. Families from around the country strolled... Read More

The Ultimate Grand Prix Guide

Posted: 24th May 2013

Written by: James Frankland – Eurosport

Monaco's challenges are many and varied - racing within the tight confines of the Principality, drivers are very light on areas they can afford to make a mistake, and there's absolutely nowhere you can make a big error and get awa... Read More

America's Cup Suggests Safety Improvements

Posted: 23rd May 2013

Written by: Nancy Kercheval – Bloomberg News

Structural reviews of competing America’s Cup catamarans, a lower wind limit and improved safety equipment for sailors are being recommended to prevent a repeat of a training accident that killed an Olympic yachtsman. The 37 recom... Read More

Italians Ignore America's Cup Sailing Restriction

Posted: 22nd May 2013

Written by: ONE Sport

While America's Cup organisers continue their review of this month's fatal Artemis Racing tragedy, at least one of the challenging syndicates has flown in the face of requests to stay off the water. Last week, Golden Gate Yacht Cl... Read More

Sailors Rescue Golden Gate Bridge Jumper

Posted: 21st May 2013

Written by: J.M. Brown – Santa Cruz Sentinel

A Santa Cruz sailing crew rescued a man who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday, delivering him safely to Coast Guard officials. Scott Walecka, 56, of Santa Cruz, was taking his 38-foot vessel Animal to San Francisco to p... Read More

Italian yacht builder ISA opens office in Florida

Posted: 20th May 2013

Written by: Arlene Satchell – Sun Sentinel

International Shipyards Ancona has opened an office in Fort Lauderdale to serve as its North American operations.The 12-year-old company specializes in the design, construction and refit of luxury motor yachts 78 feet to 295 feet ... Read More

America's Cup Asks Teams to Suspend Training

Posted: 17th May 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

After reassuring a wary public that everything would go ahead as planned despite the tragic death of a British sailor during training last week, the America’s Cup backtracked Thursday and announced that its Review Committee had re... Read More

America's Cup: Event Will Go On As Scheduled

Posted: 16th May 2013

Written by: Julia Prodis Sulek – MercuryNews.com

Days after a fatal capsize darkened the run-up to this summer's America's Cup, event officials announced Tuesday that the world's most famous sailing race will go on as scheduled. "The America's Cup remains on track and racing wil... Read More

Youth Team Pulls Out of America's Cup After Fatality

Posted: 14th May 2013

Written by: CBS San Francisco

A German youth sailing team has announced it is withdrawing from the upcoming America’s Cup regatta in the wake of the death last week of a sailor on a separate team. Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a member of Sweden-based Artemis Racing,... Read More

America's Cup Death Highlights High-Tech Risks

Posted: 13th May 2013

Written by: Noel Randewich and Jonathan Weber – Reuters

Less than 24 hours before a British sailor died in an America's Cup boating accident on San Francisco Bay, billionaire Larry Ellison, the mastermind behind this year's competition for the world's oldest sporting trophy, was celebr... Read More

British Sailor Dies After America's Cup Catamaran Capsizes

Posted: 10th May 2013

Written by: Laura Smith-Spark – CNN

Friends and fellow sailors mourned double Olympic medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson after the shocking news that he had died in San Francisco Bay while training for the America's Cup. The British sailor's death followed the capsizing... Read More

Classic Yachts Parade their Splendour

Posted: 9th May 2013

Written by: Bill Cox – Epoch Times

The Classic Yacht Rally organised by the Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) was held on Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5) comprising one race each day starting at Stanley and Tai Tam at the extreme south-east of Hong Kong Island. The 26 boats e... Read More

Ship Hits Genoa Port, Kills 7

Posted: 8th May 2013

Written by: Nicole Winfield – The Associated Press

Rescue workers in diving gear found seven bodies Wednesday in the wreckage after a cargo ship slammed into the dock at Genoa, toppling the busy Italian port's control tower into the harbor. Four people were hospitalized and two ot... Read More

US Sailing, America's Cup Launch 'Start Sailing' Website

Posted: 7th May 2013

Written by: US Sailing

US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has joined forces with the pinnacle event in sailing - the iconic America’s Cup - to introduce, inform and educate a new generation of sailors. The new website at www.startsail... Read More

MY Loretta Anne named Motor Yacht of the Year

Posted: 6th May 2013

Written by: Alloy Yachts

Tony Hambrook and the team at Alloy Yachts are pleased to announce the 47m Dubois designed, Loretta Anne has been named MOTOR YACHT of the YEAR at this year’s World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul. The yacht also won the category of... Read More

Michael Payne appointed CEO of Camper & Nicholsons

Posted: 4th May 2013

Written by: Belinda Liversedge, Superyachtnews.com

Camper & Nicholsons International (CNI) has appointed Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Payne, as new CEO of Camper & Nicholsons International. Payne succeeds outgoing CEO, Eric de Saintdo.

"I am honoured and excited to accept ...
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Where to Be During the Grand Prix

Posted: 3rd May 2013

Written by: Tristan Rutherford – Luxury Travel Magazine

Monaco is the byword for glamour, gaming and the globe’s greatest Grand Prix. It boasts more bars, cars and Michelin stars per square metre than anywhere else on earth. On the weekend of 25th May, the world peers in at the planet'... Read More

Yacht a lot for Monaco and Switzerland!

Posted: 3rd May 2013

Written by: IOMtoday.co.im

The Isle of Man Ship Registry can now take vessels with ownership structures in Monaco or Switzerland thanks to legislative changes passed by Tynwald.This is a strategic move in terms of superyachts which was introduced in respons... Read More

Yachts and China

Posted: 2nd May 2013

Written by: China.org.cn

Fancy mansions, fast cars - they are no longer the only ways for China's wealthy to spend their fortune. Many have taken to combining deal-making and pleasure on a luxury yacht. However-- due to strict coastal regulations and life... Read More

M/Y Cloud 9's Turkish Trip

Posted: 1st May 2013

Written by: Jamal Hammadi – The Huffington Post

Turkey was a magical trip.Cruising through the Aegean Sea which lies between Turkey and Greece. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south, with the Greek Peninsula to the west, and part of Thrace to the east. The tides in the Aegea... Read More

Ainslie wants America's Cup back in England

Posted: 30th Apr 2013

Written by: Channel 4

The UK's Channel 4 took to the decks alongside renowned Olympic sailor, Ben Ainslie, in Napels, Italy, to speak with him about his decision to go after the America's Cup. According to the interview, Ainslie is hoping to bring the ... Read More

Britain's Ainslie sets sights on America's Cup

Posted: 29th Apr 2013

Written by: Paul Gittings and Brooke Bowman – CNN

Ben Ainslie lives for sailing. He grew up near the sea, and he wants to retire on the ocean wave. But before then, the most successful yachtsman in Olympic history is taking on one of the biggest challenges his sport has to offer ... Read More

First Amels 199, M/Y Event, christened

Posted: 26th Apr 2013

Written by: Amels

The first AMELS 199, EVENT, has been christened at the Amels yard in Vlissingen, Holland. In a few weeks this avant garde 60-metre will set out on her maiden voyage to Norway to explore the spectacular fjords. The successful, on-t... Read More

Oracle Christens America's Cup Catamaran

Posted: 25th Apr 2013

Written by: Bernie Wilson – Associated Press

With a traditional splash of champagne, defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA christened and launched its new 72-foot, wing-sailed catamaran on Tuesday. Then, with the wind blowing 27 knots on some parts of San Francisc... Read More

Yacht Auction at Antibes Show a Disappointment

Posted: 24th Apr 2013

Written by: Lulu Trask – SuperyachtNews.com

On Saturday 20th April at the Antibes Yacht Show a first of its kind took place. The Prestige Yacht Auction, the first superyacht auction to take place at a boat show, was held at 3pm in the VIP Tent and on the docks. WIth eight y... Read More

Most Expensive Marinas

Posted: 23rd Apr 2013

Written by: Tim Thomas – Forbes Traveler

Megayachts are the playthings of the rich. But, where is the place for you and yours to see and be seen? Boat International has identified five of the chicest, most expensive marinas to moor up and bump bows with the best of them.... Read More

The Blue Peter - Big winds strike at Antigua Classics

Posted: 22nd Apr 2013

Written by: Elaine Bunting

Strong winds, rain squalls and big ocean seas gave the grand old ladies racing at Antigua Classics a beating yesterday, and saw several crews limp home with serious damage to rig or sails. But winds of 25-30 knots, with stronger g... Read More

PlanetSolar Crossing Oceans Again

Posted: 19th Apr 2013

Written by: PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar's M/S Tûranor is taking on the high seas again, this time on an Atlantic and Caribbean tour as part of a data-collection effort. Having proven her point, that 'sailing' around the world with solar power is possible, Tu... Read More


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