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Dubois to once again support Pendennis Cup

February 10, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The world-renowned superyacht design studio, Dubois Naval Architects, is pleased to confirm that they will be once again supporting the Pendennis Cup. The 2014 edition of this popular event will be held in May.

62m superyacht ADIX - the largest yacht to participate in the 2014 Pendennis Cup

62m superyacht ADIX - the largest yacht to participate in the 2014 Pendennis Cup

Every two years the Pendennis Cup, organised by Pendennis Shipyard, takes place in Falmouth providing the opportunity for large superyachts to experience the challenging conditions of racing in UK waters. This year’s Regatta, from 26th-31st May, will see an exciting fleet with between 10-15 yachts competing over the four days of racing.

The largest yacht, mega yacht Adix, is an impressive 62m, and Dubois is delighted to welcome her back for the first time since the inaugural Cup. She will be competing against some of the world’s most beautiful yachts including last year’s winner superyacht Mariette, Pendennis built yachts luxury yacht Christopher and sailing yacht Rebecca, alongside returning yachts Velacarina yacht and luxury yacht Breakaway. A fleet of five smaller classic yachts, known as the Little Dennis Cup, will also be racing alongside the superyacht fleet, which is set to include Ed Dubois-designed sailing yacht Firebrand and Kelpie of Falmouth yacht.

At the beginning and end of each day’s racing (with a course that runs between ‘Gull Rock’ in the north to ‘The Manacles’ in the south) the full fleet will be visible at Port Pendennis Marina, located next to the National Maritime Museum. The hospitality suite will be housed in a marquee in Events Square, adjoining the marina providing the public with an overview of the event as well as screening video footage of the each day’s racing action.

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts with design by Dubois Naval Architects.

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2014: Officine Panerai celebrating 10th anniversary

February 07, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Officine Panerai celebrates a decade of passion for classic sailing this year. Ten years of passion: for the sea, for beauty, as well as for the history of every single yacht that has helped turn the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge into the top international circuit for classic and vintage yachts.

Panerai

This 10-year anniversary is a testament to Officine Panerai’s long-term commitment to the promotion and preservation of the extraordinary cultural tradition and heritage embodied by the beautiful Grandes Dames of the Sea which, in some cases, have been casting their spell over anyone fortunate enough to see them in spectacular action, for over a century. Panerai is organising special events for each of the regattas in the Challenge and this latest milestone will also be celebrated in the “10 Years of Passion” communications campaign.

In line with its celebratory spirit, the 10th edition of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge will be the richest and most varied in the circuit’s history. For the first time, in fact, the calendar spans 11 international regattas, most on the Mediterranean Circuit, encompassing Italian, French and Spanish rounds, or the North American Circuit, held entirely in New England. As per tradition, the season opens in April with the big Caribbean season-closing Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta which has now reached its 27th edition. In July, the fleet makes its way to Cowes on the Isle of Wight for the Panerai British Classic Week, before wrapping up the season in Cannes at the end of the September with the final event of the year.

Thousands of enthusiasts and hundreds of vintage and classic yachts are expected at the PCYC regattas where they will attempt to lay claim to the trophies currently held by the 2013 winners: sailing yacht Cambria (Big Boats), luxury yacht Leonore (Vintage) and Il Moro di Venezia yacht (Classic) on the Mediterranean Circuit, and Black Watch yacht on the North American one. One of the stars of the 2014 season looks set to be luxury yacht Eilean, the 1936 Bermudan ketch acquired and restored by Officine Panerai. She will be participating in the Mediterranean regattas as the ambassador for the haute horlogerie sports watch brand.

CALENDAR

• Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
17 – 22 April 2014

Les Voiles d’Antibes
4 – 8 June 2014

• Argentario Sailing Week
19 – 22 June 2014

Vele d’Epoca a Napoli
2 – 6 July 2014

Panerai British Classic Week, Cowes
12 – 19 July 2014

• Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, Marblehead
8 – 10 August 2014

• Opera House Cup, Nantucket
13 – 17 August 2014

• Copa del Rey de Barcos de Epoca, Mahon
26 – 30 August 2014

• Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport
29 – 31 August 2014

• Vele d’Epoca di Imperia
10 – 14 September 2014

Régates Royales, Cannes
23 – 27 September 2014

Luxury superyachts VERTIGO, EXUMA and CLOUD 9 to be present at the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show

February 06, 2014

Written by Eva Belanyiova

In addition to the already fantastic line-up of yachts, this year’s Singapore Yacht Show will feature three exceptional vessels on display: the 67m Sailing Yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts, the 50m Motor Yacht EXUMA by Picchiotti and Perini Navi as well as the 60m Luxury Yacht CLOUD 9 by CMN, together with other exciting yachts on display as well as exhibitors.


Luxury yacht VERTIGO

Winner of the 2012 World Superyacht Awards Sailing Yacht of the Year Award, and the Prix Du Design Award at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2012, luxury sailing yacht VERITGO is sure to turn heads wherever she appears. She was launched by Alloy Yachts in 2011 and represents the largest private yacht ever launched from the Southern Hemisphere. Vertigo was designed by Philippe Briand, boasting a combination of timeless lines with modern elegance.

The spectacular Vertigo superyacht at the 2012 MYS

The spectacular Vertigo superyacht at the 2012 MYS

Vertigo is the first sailing yacht of her size to have an almost vertical bow. She was designed to be large but sensitive to sail. Her distinctive vertical bow provides greater waterline length, making for a considerable improvement in speed both under sail as well as engine power. Inside Vertigo yacht is very comfortable with light flooding her entire interior. The sides of the superstructure are transparent, bringing the outside into the saloon. The perfect integration of deck saloon and cockpit create a seamless living area 30 m long.

Luxury superyacht EXUMA

50m Exuma represents the first vessel in the innovative Picchiotti Vitruvius motoryacht line. She was launched in 2010 and is the result of an excellent collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group. The interiors and the exteriors of EXUMA have been designed to increase privacy among her guests and enhance the experience of outdoor living.

Stunning Super Yacht Exuma -  photo courtesy of Perini Navi

Stunning Super Yacht Exuma - photo courtesy of Perini Navi

Exuma boasts a distinctive streamlined aluminium hull in a gun metal grey colour with limited waterline length and a straight deep bow. She was awarded the Green Plus Platinum certificate, as well as the Green Yacht of the Year award in recognition of her proved commitment to environmental excellence.

Motor Yacht CLOUD 9

CLOUD 9 yacht is a steel displacement motor yacht constructed by CMN and launched in 2009. She was designed by Andrew Winch and can be seen as the evolution of the CMN NETANYA 8 superyacht. There is spacious and comfortable accommodation on board luxury yacht CLOUD 9 for up to 12 guests.

Superyacht CLOUD 9

Superyacht CLOUD 9

Her exterior provides spacious aft deck with traditional teak furnishings and stairs providing access to all decks. The Main deck has a built-in sofa and adjustable tables for relaxing and al-fresco dining for up to 12 people. The huge sun deck has a fantastic space for sunbathing, relaxing in the Spa Pool or  enjoying a meal, while the lower deck boasts a spacious beach platform.

The 2014 SINGAPORE YACHT SHOW will run from 10 to 13 April, at the ONE°15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove in Singapore.

New US Area Manager for Nautor’s Swan and C&N Yachts

February 06, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Nautor Holding, which comprises the prominent brands Nautor’s Swan and Camper & Nicholsons Yachts, is delighted to announce the appointment of Randy Coleman as Area Manager for the United States. Mr Coleman will be based in Florida, working closely with Nautor’s commercial team in Florence, Italy.

Sailing yacht Swan 80FD by Nautor's Swan

Sailing yacht Swan 80FD by Nautor's Swan

“Randy is a great addition to our team and brings to Nautor over two decades of experience in the marine sector, having worked for several yacht manufacturers as well as with established brokerage houses. We are confident that Randy’s new appointment will translate into a stronger and more vibrant presence in the US for Nautor’s Swan and C&N Yachts,” commented Luca Lucheschi, Commercial Director of Nautor’s Swan.

On the occasion of the Miami International Boat Show, from February 13-17, Nautor will host sea trials on a Swan 80FD yacht and Camper & Nicholsons’ Velsheda 50, followed by a gala evening to present the SwanLine and Camper & Nicholsons Yachts.

Nautor’s Swan and C&N Yachts have built their unique reputations through a proud heritage and excellence in craftsmanship and quality, and are synonymous with the world of yachting.  Both produce a range of exquisitely elegant yachts with outstanding sea-qualities.

Solaris Yachts to attend Palma Boat Show 2014

February 06, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

After the winter break, the Mediterranean boat shows will start with the Palma Boat Show 2014, running from April 30 to May 4. The event will be attended by the Italian luxury yacht manufacturer, Solaris Yachts.

Palma Boat Show 2014, April 30 to May 4

Palma Boat Show 2014, April 30 to May 4

Solaris Yachts will exhibit two new sailing yachts – the most elegant 72 Classic yacht and the fast and comfortable world cruiser 72 Deck House yacht. The Solaris 44 yacht will be also be moored alongside.

Solaris 72 Deck House Yacht

Solaris 72 Deck House Yacht

Solaris 72 Classic sailing yacht Cefea

Solaris 72 Classic sailing yacht Cefea

Test and sailing days at Sardinia’s Porto Rotondo announced by Solaris Yachts

February 06, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the Italian luxury yacht builder, Solaris Yachts, has announced the test and sailing days, which will be hosted by the fabulous Italy yacht charter destination – Porto Rotondo in Sardinia from May 31 to June 8, 2014. All Solaris owners and guests are very welcome to visit Solaris yachts at the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club.

Solaris 72 Classic luxury yacht Karma

Solaris 72 Classic luxury yacht Karma

Solaris Yachts will have a large fleet for viewing and test sailing available at the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club, including the Solaris 72 Classic (example is sailing yacht Karma), 72 Deck House yacht, 60, 48, 44, and 42. Solaris is also celebrating the world premiere of the NEW Solaris 58 yacht.

Solaris 72-Deck House Yacht

Solaris 72-Deck House Yacht

Of course, all Solaris owners sailing in the area are most welcome to visit and the yard is looking forward to meeting crews and guests and to enjoy the company of its Solaris owners. Berths for visiting Solaris yachts are available. It is advised to contact the yard well in advance to reserve your berth in the marina. You can also reach Porto Rotondo (41° 1,758 N – 9° 32.586 E) easily from Olbia airport.

Humphreys-designed sailing yacht TEMPUS FUGIT shortlisted for Classic Boat Award 2014

February 06, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Beautifully penned by Humphreys Yacht Design, sailing yacht TEMPUS FUGIT has been shortlisted for the Classic Boat Award 2014 in the ‘Spirit of Tradition over 40 feet’ category. These awards were introduced in 2007, and each year become more prominent in the sailing world.

Tempus Fugit Yacht designed by Humphreys Yacht Design

Tempus Fugit Yacht designed by Humphreys Yacht Design

Launched by the Turkish shipyard Arkin Pruva Yachts in 2013, superyacht TEMPUS FUGIT is a majestic 90-foot J-class inspired classic sloop, which mixes up the tradition of craftsmanship with today’s high end technology. She can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests a crew of 2-3 members.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Humphreys Yacht Design.

Alloy luxury yacht VERTIGO to be showcased at 2014 Singapore Yacht Show

February 04, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

New Zealand-based builder, Alloy Yachts, is excited to announce that their luxury yacht Vertigo will be displayed at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show. The superb 220-foot superyacht Vertigo was handed over in 2011 and represents the 7th Largest Sailing Yacht in the World.

220' Alloy superyacht VERTIGO

220' Alloy superyacht VERTIGO

As testament to her design and build quality, sailing yacht Vertigo won the WORLD SUPERYACHT OF THE YEAR Award in 2012 and the PRIX DU DESIGN Award presented by His Serene Highness, Prince Albert of Monaco. Vertigo has hosted more than her fair share of the world’s Who’s Who in her luxurious surrounds.

Aboard VERTIGO Yacht

Aboard VERTIGO Yacht

Vertigo yacht will be berthed at Dock G-14 with Alloy Yachts Floating Pavilion on G13. The Singapore Yacht Show runs from the 10th of April – 13th April 2014.

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Alloy Yachts.

Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2014 marked by dramatic finale

February 02, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This year’s 4th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua was marked by a dramatic finale, due to lighter shifty conditions. The overall winner was decided on the last leg of the final race and by just two seconds.

Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2014 - Photo by Tim Wright

Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2014 - Photo by Tim Wright

Superyacht Unfurled nailed the pin end of the line with just a second to spare, the German Frers 112′ sloop was at full pace and the crew knew they had a chance of overall victory. Before the final six mile beat, Unfurled was up to fourth in pursuit of the leaders and played the current in Rendezvous Bay to great effect to stay in touch with the bigger, more powerful yachts and take the lead. A smart, tack bare away set, at Nelsons and Unfurled extended the lead and managed to hold off the chasing pack. Unfurled took the gun and then had to wait for the time correction to be factored in, the result was astonishing. The Superyacht Challenge Antigua delivered one of the closest finishes in the history of superyacht racing.

126′ Schooner Gloria finished the regatta in style scoring their second bullet to elevate the team into third overall, but only just, Gloria was tied on points with 180′ Hoek designed ketch Marie. Gloria took the podium place ahead of Marie by virtue of two first places in the regatta.

182′ Dykstra Schooner Adela was runner up to Gloria in Race 4, assuring the the Adela team of second place overall, just a point ahead of both Marie and Gloria. In the last race, Adela beat Unfurled by just 2 seconds after time correction. Significantly if Unfurled had beaten Adela, the 112′ sloop would have tied for an overall victory for the regatta. However, the overall winner of the 4th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua was the 102′ Ketch Marama by a single point from Unfurled.

The Superyacht Challenge Antigua Prize Giving was held at the Copper and Lumber Store in Nelson’s Dockyard and true to the event’s traditions there was not much pomp or ceremony, just several hundred good natured, lovers of yachting, getting together for a big laugh and congratulating each winner as they went up to the stage.

The Superyacht Challenge Antigua has one clear objective; to provide all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an exclusive selection of yachts, where fair racing and good companionship are valued above all else.

The regatta will continue with a limited entry of 12-15 yachts depending on the type of vessels. This decision was made to ensure that the magnificent amenities available at Nelson’s Dockyard would comfortably host the event. Furthermore the event will have no title sponsorship, to ensure that the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will be held for the pure enjoyment of the participants without any conflict of interest with a third party.

Last year’s regatta was extremely well received by all who took part. Four races are scheduled over a 3-day weekend with social evenings ashore hosted by the Admiral’s Inn, English Harbour.

Recently launched 56m luxury yacht MONDANGO3 by Alloy Yachts under sail

January 31, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Yesterday, January 30, 2014, saw the recently launched luxury yacht Mondango3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts stretch out on the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand. The majestic 56-metre sailing yacht Mondango Three was put through her paces by the commissioning crew of Alloy Yachts.

Alloy superyacht Mondango3 under sail

Alloy superyacht Mondango3 under sail

Mondango 3 yacht was designed by Dubois Naval Architects, and has an Interior designed by Reymond Langton Design, Sails by North NZ and Rigs by Southern Spars. Godfrey Cray oversaw the project on the Owners behalf.

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by Alloy Yachts.