Yachting News

A Luxury Yacht or Plain Eccentric?

Posted: 3rd Jan 2014

Written by: Ivan Petkov

In the world of luxury yachts, there’s a fine line between outright eccentric and very luxurious. And often it’s hard to tell where this line exactly runs. Read More

How to Effectively Recycle 168 Eiffel Towers

Posted: 2nd Jan 2014

Written by: Maersk: www.worldslargestship.com

For each Triple-E ship we will use approximately 60,000 tonnes of steel, which amounts to 1.2 million tonnes of steel for the twenty vessels in the series, equivalent to 168 Eiffel Towers. The challenge we set for ourselves was: ... Read More

Helicopter Rescue Begins for Stranded Antarctic Ship

Posted: 2nd Jan 2014

Written by: Voice of America

Dozens of passengers aboard a Russian research ship stuck for over a week in the Antarctic ice are being evacuated Thursday. Read More

Flying Yacht is a Taste of the Future (VIDEO)

Posted: 1st Jan 2014

Written by: Huffington Post

If a large yacht fails to convey fabulous wealth to you, then maybe a large flying yacht will do the trick! Designer Yelken Octuri has such a plan. Read More

Yachting: Greece; plans made to improve sea infrastructures

Posted: 31st Dec 2013

Written by: ANSAmed

Greece's new Zoning Plan for Tourism recently announced provides for an increase in the network of marinas, small ports and harbors in the Ionian Sea, the eastern and southeastern Aegean, and the Saronic, Argolikos and Pagasitikos... Read More

Victoire declared overall Sydney to Hobart winner

Posted: 30th Dec 2013

Written by: www.globalpost.com

The 50-foot yacht Victoire was Monday named the overall winner of the Sydney to Hobart ocean race, after the only boat still at sea that could beat her ran out of time Read More

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The Calm Before

Posted: 27th Dec 2013

Written by: www.regattanews.com

Twenty-four hours after the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet raced out of Sydney Harbour the pace slowed up as the lead boats picked their way down the southeast coast of Australia. Overnight, Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal made the stra... Read More

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Preview

Posted: 25th Dec 2013

Written by: www.regattanews.com

Dockside at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race crews were busy prepping for the 628-nautical mile offshore classic that starts on December 26. Read More

Sydney-Hobart sailing fleet set for mental hell

Posted: 24th Dec 2013

Written by: Stuff.co.nz

Celebrated yachtsman Iain Murray is predicting a torturous mental challenge for crews in the Sydney to Hobart. Read More

Fishermen Rescued After Clinging To Ice Box After 15 Hour Ocean Ordeal

Posted: 23rd Dec 2013

Written by: Mikey Smith at Mirror News

Two Australian fishermen were rescued after clinging on to a cool box for 15 hours after their boat sank in the Pacific Read More

TRAC PSR™ Scale Remover For Potable Water Systems

Posted: 23rd Dec 2013

Written by: www.HomePortMarine.com

Fresh water produces residues including scale, silicate, calcium, sludge and other mineral deposits. Eco-friendly PSR™ from TRAC Ecological Products safely removes these residues from onboard potable water systems. Read More

Bushell wins “best & worst media job” as Abu Dhabi’s onboard reporter

Posted: 22nd Dec 2013

Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

Experienced multi-media broadcaster Tom Bushell landed the first onboard reporter position for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 on Wednesday. The sport presenter saw off a long list of challengers for one of the toughest assignments i... Read More

Da Gama Maritime and Warsash Superyacht Academy announce partnership

Posted: 20th Dec 2013

Written by: Suzanne Galloway at Warsash Academy

Warsash Superyacht Academy (WSA) announces a new partnership agreement with Da Gama Maritime (DGM). The agreement further complements WSA’s distinctive group of established business partners offering a range of high quality servic... Read More

Conservation group Sea Shepherd ready for aggression from Japanese whalers

Posted: 19th Dec 2013

Written by: Tico Times

Conservation group Sea Shepherd Australia said Monday it was preparing for increased aggression from Japanese whalers in its annual campaign to stop the slaughter of the giant animals off Antarctica. Read More

DYT Yacht Transport Appoints New Agents in Australia

Posted: 19th Dec 2013

Written by: www.mediapronewport.com

In its new partnership with Sevenstar Yacht Transport, DYT has gained access to Sevenstar’s network of agents in Australia and now has a presence in Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne, Newcastle, Port Kembla and Sydney. Read More

Fond Farewell to The Flying Dutchman

Posted: 19th Dec 2013

Written by: Agathe Armand, Volvo Ocean Race

On behalf of the Volvo Ocean Race we are sorry to report the sad news that Conny van Rietschoten, The Flying Dutchman, has passed away. Read More

Winter Rub Rail Refits and Repairs Made Easy

Posted: 19th Dec 2013

Written by: www.HomePortMarine.com

Two state-of-the-art, easy to install MATE USA options for winter rub rail refit and repair projects are available - with a 30% first order discount - from Tides Marine. Read More

ValvTect BioGuard Plus 6™ Helps Solve All Diesel Problems

Posted: 19th Dec 2013

Written by: www.HomePortMarine.com

BioGuard Plus 6 is a unique multi-functional diesel additive that contains a micro-biocide to prevent bacteria plus six additional components that can double fuel filter life, stabilize diesel up to 2 years, lubricate injectors an... Read More

Luxury yacht captain admits smuggling millions of dollars worth of cocaine

Posted: 18th Dec 2013

Written by: Paula McMahon, Sun Sentinel

A boat captain is facing up to life in prison after admitting he smuggled more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine into South Florida. Read More

Boat International Publishes New List of the World’s Largest Private Yachts

Posted: 17th Dec 2013

Written by: Boat International Media

For the 24th consecutive year, Boat International magazine, the world’s leading superyacht magazine, has produced its definitive list of the Top 100 Largest Yachts in the World, demonstrating once again how the size of the world’s... Read More

Vast freshwater reserves discovered under the ocean floor

Posted: 16th Dec 2013

Written by: By William Turvill for Mail Online

Vast freshwater reserves have been discovered under the ocean floor which scientists believe could sustain future generations. Read More

Product of the Week: STA-LOK® Spreader End Tip Cups

Posted: 16th Dec 2013

Written by: www.HomePortMarine.com

Precision engineered in STA-LOK’s UK factory and designed specifically for wire rope 12mm – 19mm, these new, easy to install stainless steel tip cups prevent thread galling. Standard diagonal angles are 75°/80°, but the cups can b... Read More

Henri Lloyd wins Sydney leg of Clipper Round the World Yacht race

Posted: 13th Dec 2013

Written by: Sydney Morning Herald

British boat Henri Lloyd has claimed first place in the tightly-fought Sydney leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Read More

Record-breaking dinghy race to honour Olympian Andrew Simpson

Posted: 12th Dec 2013

Written by: Practical Boat Owner

Preparations are underway for the largest-ever dinghy sailing race to be held in memory of Olympian Andrew Simpson.
The sporting event, dubbed 'Bart's Bash', is due to launch on 1 February 2014 and aims to make it into the Guinne...
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Video: Safer, Easier Docking With SlideMoor™

Posted: 12th Dec 2013

Written by: www.HomePortMarine.com

For years, boat docking has been approached the same way, consistently yielding the same problems. Traditional methods using bowlines, sterns lines, spring line bumpers and fenders are all hassles and can cause damaging movement.
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Rio sailing venue 'a sewer': Briton

Posted: 11th Dec 2013

Written by: Evening Standard

Sailors have expressed disgust at the filthy state of the Brazilian waters in which they will race at the 2016 Olympics, with a former British star describing it as a "sewer". Read More

Comments From Clients Exhibiting at METS 2013

Posted: 9th Dec 2013

Written by: www.HomePortMarine

The organizers of the 2013 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), held November 19-21 at the Amsterdam RAI, have reported record attendance of over 20,000 industry professionals for this year's show.
Here are comments about METS 201...
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NAO Victoria’s Adventures Continue with Transatlantic Voyage on DYT’s Super Servant 4

Posted: 7th Dec 2013

Written by: www.mediapronewport.com

While observing yachts onboard ships can be an amazing sight, even Captain Jack Sparrow would have been impressed watching the historic replica of Ferdinand Magellan’s galleon, NAO Victoria, sail onboard DYT Yacht Transport’s semi... Read More

Winners: 6th Annual Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival

Posted: 6th Dec 2013

Written by: www.fortyachtieda.com

The 6th Annual Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival Awards Ceremony was held at the Cinema Paradiso November 16th from 7:00PM – 1:00AM. Attendance was over 300 which included a the contest’s film producers, captains, crew, ... Read More

Sailing to Better Stroke Rehabilitation

Posted: 6th Dec 2013

Written by: Roger Rees, ABC.net.au

The gentle pitch and roll of a sailing boat provides a distinct form of sensory input that we don’t experience when we sit still—called proprioception. Read More


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