• Revolver Boats Working on new Innovative Design

    Posted: 8th December 2015 | Written by: Revolver Boats

    After launching two powerboats on the international market featuring extremely innovative design and contents - the 42R and the 44GT – the latter a Motor Boat Awards 2015 finalist - the Revolver team is now working on a new design that taps into a rapidly growing segment of the current nautical market i.e., the high performance center console with outboard engine.
  • First Palmer Johnson 48 metre Carbon SuperSport in Europe

    Posted: 8th December 2015 | Written by: Palmer & Johnson

    The PJ 48M Khalilah with her innovative hull form and carbon composite construction will be undergoing winter warranty work at the IMS shipyard in Toulon in preparation for the 2016 yachting season.
  • Panama Canal Lock Fix Date Set

    Posted: 8th December 2015 | Written by: The Maritime Executive

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that reinforcing work as a result of the leak found in the Pacific locks will be completed by January 2016. However, a final date for the completion of the new locks has not yet been set.
  • ACREW “Festive Spirit” Professional Development Event

    Posted: 7th December 2015 | Written by: ACREW

    It’s only a couple of days until IMS Shipyard and ACREW unite forces to host a variety of educational workshops for captains and crew in Toulon. The event that takes place on the 9th and 10th December includes ACREW’s signature blend of professional development workshops, networking lunches, complementary drinks and a Christmas themed crew BBQ and drinks.
  • Christmas Clearance Sale on Venison Salami

    Posted: 7th December 2015 | Written by: Venison Gusto

    Up to 70% discount on all our Salamis As we are getting closer to Christmas Venison Gusto would like to give a Christmas gift / opportunity to all crew to enjoy our Luxury Artisan Salamis which are usually end up on the table of the boss for a unique incredible price.
  • Future of Famous Yacht Solo Hangs in the Balance

    Posted: 7th December 2015 | Written by: Kevin Bourke

    In the lead up for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race there is one famous previous winner which is preparing for something quite different - the famous yacht Solo has stood abandoned on the hardstand of a Brisbane shipyard now for several years.
  • Sealand Gear Introduce Their Up-Cycle Product Range

    Posted: 4th December 2015 | Written by: Sealand Gear

    A new and eco-conscious brand, Sealand Gear, has launched their product range in South Africa. The brains behind the environmentally-friendly brand are two surfers from Cape Town, Mike Schlebach and Jasper Eales, who had the vision of producing a range of bags, accessories and clothing from waste material.
  • Rounding The First Cape in the Furious Fifties

    Posted: 4th December 2015 | Written by: Spindrift Racing

    The trimaran skippered by Yann Guichard crossed the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope, the first of the three great capes of this round-the-world voyage, last night at 02:06 GMT and Cape Agulhas, the symbolic entry into the Indian Ocean at 04:04 GMT.
  • Solarglide Official UK & Ireland Distributor of Marine Chemicals

    Posted: 3rd December 2015 | Written by: Solarglide

    Solarglide have been announced as the official UK & Ireland Distributor of Vecom Marine Chemicals. This exciting new partnership involves the distribution of Vecom marine chemicals & accessories, which strengthens Solarglide’s positioning as a premium supplier of marine and maritime products to the sector.
  • McMillan on Verge of Extreme Sailing Series™ History

    Posted: 3rd December 2015 | Written by: Extreme sailing

    The 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ will come to a crescendo next week against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour, as a full grid of nine top international Extreme 40 teams compete for the ultimate accolade of the 2015 Series title.
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  • Most Expensive Marinas

    Posted: 23rd April 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. Where to spot most expensive superyachts. The luxury market is continuously exploring new ways to help the super rich spend their money.
  • The Blue Peter - Big winds strike at Antigua Classics

    Posted: 22nd April 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 gusts rolling down off the hills, also gave crews what many said was one of the most memorable and exciting races in years, pounding offshore with torrents of water coursing down the sidedecks.
  • PlanetSolar Crossing Oceans Again

    Posted: 19th April 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, Turanor PlanetSolar is off on another adventure, this time to take a series of ongoing physical and biological measurements will be taken of the water and of the air in the Gulf Stream.
  • A Blue Economy

    Posted: 18th April 2013 | Written by: European Commission

    EU members are meeting in Greece for a two-day conference to discuss the maritime economy and cooperation between countries along the Med. The potential of the sea is at the heart of the efforts to promote the delivery of blue growth. The European Commission has set out its approach for a partnership for democracy and shared prosperity with the southern Mediterranean, with particular emphasis on the promotion of inclusive economic development and enhancing sectoral co-operation.
  • High-End Charters in Austere Europe Draw Criticism

    Posted: 16th April 2013 | Written by: Maria Alafouzou – The New York Times

    Around the Mediterranean, countries are battered by economic and political storms, from civil war in Syria and financial meltdown in Cyprus to the relentless grind of austerity in Greece, Italy and Spain. But out on the water, it’s another story.
  • Masked men rob tour bus on St. Lucia

    Posted: 15th April 2013 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Officials on St. Lucia said masked gunmen held up a tour bus full of about 50 tourists from a visiting cruise ship and robbed them, the Associated Press reported. No one was reported to have been hurt. The Caribbean island-nation's tourism minister described the incident as an "unfortunate and a horrible scenario," adding that the robbery took place during a shore excursion with cruise ship passengers in Soufriere.
  • Les Voiles de St. Barth

    Posted: 12th April 2013 | Written by: Sarah Whitehead – The New York Times

    The sailing calendar in the Caribbean has been filling up over the past decade, drawing modern and classic yachts from Europe, the United States and, increasingly, the Caribbean itself. This week sees the fourth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth, a four-day regatta. The island of St. Barthélemy, in the French West Indies, is best known as an easygoing playground for the rich, but organizers of the annual regatta say that racing in paradise is not just a breeze.
  • Kiwi luxury boat-builders in the global market

    Posted: 11th April 2013 | Written by: Maria Alafouzou – The New York Times

    New Zealand is probably best-known in the sporting world for the All-Blacks, its bruising national rugby team. But as an island nation, it’s also known as a bastion of hard-nosed sailing and boating knowledge. “Being so far away from all places except for Australia, they’ve had to make amends generationally, and it’s almost part of their DNA to figure out things if they need to,” said Rob Humphreys, a yacht designer who has had several projects built in New Zealand.
  • Nauta Yachts CEO speaks about Azzam

    Posted: 10th April 2013 | Written by: Superyacht Times

    Nauta Yachts has commented on the launch of superyacht Azzam, the largest motor yacht in the world, with exterior design and styling by Nauta Yachts, and built by Lürssen. The yacht was launched Friday at the Lürssen yard in Germany.
  • Texas considering cap on yacht tax

    Posted: 9th April 2013 | Written by: Houston Chronicle

    The Houston Chronicle has reported that Texas state legislators are floating the idea of a tax break for big yachts, with backers claiming it is needed to keep boat sales, repairs and other economic activity in the state. According to the Chronicle, identical measures which would cap the tax paid on a boat per retail sale are being carried by Republican members of both the state House and Senate.
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