Yachting News

PlanetSolar Back at Work

Posted: 18th Jun 2013

Written by: Cammy Clark – Miami Herald

A sleek, 102-foot catamaran covered with silver solar panels that make it look like a Star Trek set captured the world’s imagination as it circumnavigated the globe powered only by the sun. The 584-day, 37,000-mile journey ended a... Read More

Sales to Rise Even as China Slows Down

Posted: 17th Jun 2013

Written by: Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes

China’s economy may be losing its momentum but the rich aren’t losing their appetite for big, shiny superstructure toys. The richer they are, the bigger the Ferretti docked in Hong Kong. The rich Chinese are definitely not losing... Read More

A Fresh Look at Marseille

Posted: 14th Jun 2013

Written by: Jeffrey T. Iverson – TIME

Marseille may be the oldest city in France, but it’s often dismissed as Paris's unruly, and rather less cultivated, little brother. Today, amid a flurry of urban renovation projects, Marseille is shedding this image and reemerging... Read More

LanoProtect Eco Friendly Prop Anti-Foul & Under Water Lubricant

Posted: 14th Jun 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

LanoProtect Marine Bio Anti-Foul and Underwater Lubricant is a long lasting, environmentally friendly anti-foul for propellers. It is also a very effective under water lubricant suitable for running gear applications. Specially fo... Read More

America's Cup to Refund Early Race Tickets

Posted: 13th Jun 2013

Written by: Yahoo! News

San Francisco's troubled America's Cup sailing regatta was dealt another setback three weeks before the competition starts when organisers said they would refund tickets to watch some challenger races leading up to the finals for ... Read More

Marinas to Come to Malacca Straits

Posted: 11th Jun 2013

Written by: Jason Gerard John – New Straits Times

The Malacca Government plans to attract some 20 per cent of more than 3,000 yachts passing through the Straits of Malacca each year with the construction of Marinas along the Klebang and Tanjung Kling coastal line. The building of... Read More

New Manager for Cannes Boat Show

Posted: 9th Jun 2013

Written by: IBI News

Sylvie Ernoult will be responsible for the operational management of the 2013 Cannes International Boat Show. Read More

Megayacht Sales on the Rise

Posted: 7th Jun 2013

Written by: Arlene Satchell – Sun Sentinel

Sales of mega yachts are turning the corner in the improving economy, according to some South Florida-based yacht sellers and builders. So far this year, there's been a notable upswing in interest for new custom-built yachts of 80... Read More

RINA and YDSA join forces

Posted: 7th Jun 2013

Written by: YDSA

The Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA), has announced the signing of a Membership Agreement with the internationally renowned Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), enabling reciprocal arrangements for members... Read More

MarNavProgram Rewrites Rules of Ownership and Charter

Posted: 4th Jun 2013

Written by: MarNav

After two years of intensive, strategic research, a unique service aimed at revolutionising Superyacht ownership and charter will be launched in the latter part of 2013. Developed by Superyacht captain and veteran yacht management... Read More

Rise in Yacht Sales in China

Posted: 3rd Jun 2013

Written by: China Daily

The more mature the market is, the more popular smaller yachts will become. This is a rule of thumb in the yachting industry that is now taking shape in the Chinese market. During the China (Shanghai) International Yacht Show in A... Read More

London to Host Clipper Sailing Race

Posted: 31st May 2013

Written by: The Guardian

London is to host the start and finish of the 2013-14 Clipper round the world yacht race. The race will start on 1 September 2013 and cover 40,000 miles, visiting 14 ports on six continents in the world's longest ocean race, befor... Read More

Interlux® Brightside® Polyurethane Topside Finish

Posted: 31st May 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

Interlux® Brightside® Polyurethane is a hard, ready-mixed, one part polyurethane topside finish that has the ease of use of an enamel with the high gloss of a two part polyurethane. Excellent application characteristics yield a 's... Read More

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

Reduced VOC Awlcraft® 2000 Range Launches

Posted: 25th May 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

Houston, Texas USA - AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip® business announces the launch of a new converter and reducers range for their premium repairable Awlcraft® 2000 topcoat system which results in a mixed VOC of just 420g/lt (3.5 lb/gal) whe... 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

Marinepool announces partnership with XCats

Posted: 18th May 2013

Written by: Marinepool

Marinepool is pleased to announce a three-year agreement as Strategic Partner and “Official Clothing Partner” of the UIM XCat World Series, a global powerboat racing series organized by the World Professional Powerboating Associat... 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

Aquatic AV Digital Media Locker™ with Bluetooth®

Posted: 17th May 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

The Digital Media Locker™ with Bluetooth® from marine audio systems manufacturer Aquatic AV keeps most any digital music-playing device clean and dry – and allows the user to wirelessly select and play music anywhere on board. Flu... 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

Bad Elf® GPS Pro Direct Satellite GPS

Posted: 10th May 2013

Written by: HomePortMarine.com

The small, compact, water-resistant handheld Bad Elf GPS Pro is an Apple-approved accessory that wirelessly connects (via Bluetooth® wireless technology) up to five users of an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad to share real time, direct... Read More


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