Thursday, 19 January 2017

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America’s Cup in Asia

FOR the first time ever, there will be an America’s Cup race in Asia as the organisers have decided that 2016 should see the Japanese Softbank Team Japan take on the might of the other challengers in home waters at Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City from November 18 to 20. Led…

Venture Cup cancelled

THE round Ireland powerboat race which was due to start on June 12 was cancelled at very short notice due to lack of funds. Had it proceeded, the race would have seen up to 25 teams setting off from Cork and travelling 1,000 nautical miles around the coast of Ireland…

Superyacht toys

MC YACHT International working with La Spezia is able to offer some of the most innovative yacht ‘toys’ available including the SeaMax Easy, an innovative aircraft designed to fly from the OceaNemo 44. This new amphibious light sport aircraft has wings that fold in just 10 minutes and they are…

Public name the polar research vessel, NERC rename to something sensible

IN a laudable bid to encourage public participation and interest in the production of a new polar research ship, a public call for ideas for its name was introduced by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The response exceeded all expectations with more than 7,000 different names being suggested,…

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Death of iconic yacht designer

ICONIC yacht designer Ed Dubois who set up Dubois Naval Architects in 1977 died suddenly at the age of 64 on March 24 following an illness in 2015 from which it was thought that he had recovered. His career spanned decades and he was known for his passion and commitment…

Revolver working on new concept of power boats for growing market

HAVING had considerable success with two power boats in 2015, the 42R and the 44GT (which was a finalist in the 2015 Motor Boat Awards), the innovative Revolver team is now working on a new design aimed at the growing market interested in a high performance centre console with outboard…

European Finn Class Competition Barcelona

BARCELONA, the 1992 Olympic venue will be hosting for the first time in its history a Finn class major event. The competition will take place between March 4 and 12 and there will be over 80 boats from 31 countries, including eight from Spain participating in this important event. The…

Amazing find in Chile

NEARLY 10 years after Alex Thomson was forced to abandon his Hugo Boss sponsored yacht in 2007, a kayaker has discovered its hull whilst on an expedition in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park in a remote part of southern Chile. According to estimates, it is believed that the wreck must…

The ultimate yacht accessory

FORGET helicopters, on board cars, motor bikes and speed boats, the ultimate gift for the owner of a superyacht has just been unveiled at the Consumer electronics Show in Las Vegas, the world’s first passenger-carrying drone which can deliver a passenger from ship to shore without a pilot. The Chinese…

Not quite the Titanic, but cruise had to be stopped

ONE of the world’s newest and biggest cruise ships was caught in a such a powerful storm on February 7 that the captain had to order passengers to stay in their cabins for safety reasons, although some passengers reported that there was so much broken glass in the bathrooms that…

Italian triumph at Boat Show

ITALIAN design and smooth lines mean that Custom Line Navetta 28, designed for Ferretti Yachts’ Custom Line brand, wins the 10th edition of the Motor Boats Awards 2016 in the Custom Yacht category at the London Boat Show on January 11 2016. Thanks to its unique combination of innovative design…

Wakeskating, a new exciting sport

THERE seems to be no restrictions on the minds of those who enjoy their water sports and one that is older than one might think but is gaining a great deal of popularity, especially in the USA, is wakeskating. Most people have heard of water skiing, which gave birth to…
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