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Finot-Conq ARCHITECTES compete for IY&A Award 2014 with sailing yacht NOMAD IV

March 27, 2014

finot-conq ARCHITECTES have been announced as finalists for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014, with sailing yacht NOMAD IV. Superyacht NOMAD IV will compete for the ‘Sailing Yacht over 30 metres’ Award.

Superyacht NOMAD IV with naval architecture by finot-conq

Superyacht NOMAD IV with naval architecture by finot-conq

Upon first look, it is quite obvious that luxury yacht NOMAD IV is a bit on the radical side of the 100′ playing field, with proportions that are quite different from most 100′ cruising yachts out there. That was to be expected from the extremely simple design brief that the owner gave the designer at the beginning of the international architects’ contest that led to the project.

NOMAD IV Yacht under sail

NOMAD IV Yacht under sail

NOMAD IV yacht was to be the fastest cruising 100 footer in the world. The operative word here is, in fact, “cruising”: How do you pack first class accommodation for 12 guests and 3-4 crew, with at least 16sqm for the owner’s cabin and ample headroom throughout in a very fast yacht? The cockpit should also be able to host a party for at least 50 persons. And the yacht should sail very close to her maximum speed at a comfortable cruising heel angle of 12° or less, with a sail plan optimised for the Mediterranean light airs.

Aboard NOMAD IV superyacht

Aboard NOMAD IV superyacht

Along with this set of constraints, the team decided to implement a feature that they see as the good reason to live on a boat: A 360° panoramic view to the sea from the dining room and the saloon.

Luxury yacht NOMAD IV - Exterior

Luxury yacht NOMAD IV - Exterior

Technical proportions of NOMAD IV superyacht: A full carbon yacht, for minimum displacement; a very wide boat for maximum righting moment and ample space below decks; with a hard chine running on the whole length of the boat, a deep draft, lifting keel, to minimize bulb weight; water ballasts on each side, a huge; high aspect ratio sail plan.

Aesthetic proportions of luxury yacht NOMAD IV: The wide chinned hull; a short and wide coachroof; an extremely wide cockpit for a radical exterior style.

New 54m motor yacht design unveiled by RW Yacht Design

March 27, 2014

Dutch yacht designer, Robert Witzier, has proudly revealed a new 54-meter motor yacht design. The striking 54m RW superyacht design features curved flowing lines, with a sharp axe bow.

New 54m superyacht design by RW Yacht Design

New 54m superyacht design by RW Yacht Design

The 54m RW luxury yacht will have a light weight aluminium fast displacement hull which accounts for relatively low fuel consumption and good seakeeping characteristics.

54m RW motor yacht design

54m RW motor yacht design

D3 Applied Technologies have investigated the seakeeping characteristics of the 54m RW yacht and presented this in a paper at the RINA Conference: “Design and Construction of Super & Mega Yachts”, in Genoa last year.

54m RW luxury yacht design

54m RW luxury yacht design

The tenders are stored behind gullwing doors in the bow. A beach club is placed in the aft peak with easy access for guests. The owners area is situated on the upperdeck with private balconies on both sides and direct access to the private aft upperdeck. For the other guests onboard there are two cabins on the maindeck forward, each with a private fold out balcony, and two more cabins on the lowerdeck midships.

About RW Yacht Design
RW Yacht Design was founded by Robert Witzier. He is a naval architect and a boating enthusiast. The designs of RW Yacht Design range from contemporary to modern and are both practical and distinctive. Yards, shipowners as wel as private clients are welcome at RW Yacht Design for designs, engineering, advice and construction management.

26m motor yacht WallyAce fitted with Seakeeper M26000 gyro

March 26, 2014

The striking 26-metre motor yacht WallyAce by Wally Yachts is a performance yacht, fitted with one Seakeeper M26000 gyro stabilizer. Ideal for lovers of long cruises and life in the bays, superyacht Wally Ace offers more volumes, comfort and stability, with super reduced fuel consumption, noise, as well as vibrations.

26m superyacht WallyAce - Image credit to Wally Yachts

26m superyacht WallyAce equipped with Seakeeper M26000 gyro - Image credit to Wally Yachts

“The installation of a Seakeeper M26000 gyro stabilizer greatly enhanced on boat comfort and stability at anchor and underway, without sacrificing cruising performance. WallyAce can now travel confidently in bigger seas and to remote anchorages with a quiet, low-power and effective solution.” - Monica Paolazzi of WallyAce

Heesen Yacht GALATEA equipped with Seakeeper M26000 gyros

March 26, 2014

The premier Dutch shipyard, Heesen, has recently launched its latest Seakeeper equipped 40m ‘sportster’ motor yacht Galatea. The aluminium hull of Heesen yacht Galatea features two Seakeeper M26000 gyros, which will provide zero speed stabilization, without compromising the hull design.

Luxury motor yacht Galatea (YN 15640) by Heesen Yachts - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Luxury motor yacht Galatea (YN 15640) by Heesen Yachts fitted with two Seakeeper M26000 gyros - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis Photography

Luxury yacht Galatea was able to achieve 27.5 knots during sea trials, proving another successful application for Seakeeper and Heesen!

Luxury yacht Galatea under sea trials - Image credit to Dick Holthuis

Luxury yacht Galatea under sea trials - Image credit to Dick Holthuis

Bahamas Yacht Holiday Special – Charter Yacht COLD GECKO

March 26, 2014

Luxury charter yacht COLD GECKO is available until May 1st for unforgettable BAHAMAS yacht holidays with no delivery fees, at a fantastic charter rate of USD $32,000 plus taxes and expenses. The Lazzara 84 COLD GECKO yacht is an outstanding vessel accommodating up to 8 charter guests in 4 double cabins, serviced by a very professional and friendly crew of three.

“This was the best holiday ever!  All the crew did a fantastic job and worked very well as a team.  Many thanks for your help.”

Guest who chartered COLD GECKO in The Bahamas, Mar 14

COLD GECKO. -  Profile.jpeg

COLD GECKO. - Profile.jpeg

Interior of the motor yacht Cold Gecko was designed with warmth and comfort in mind. The contemporary styling offers a sense of tranquility and spaciousness. Interior as well as the exterior spaces are great for entertainment and relaxation with family or friends. The saloon and the dining area are open-plan, featuring elongated side windows allowing for plenty of natural light and unparalleled views. High-back leather chairs and an elegant dining table with intricate inlays provide for a lovely indoor dining experience.

COLD GECKO. -  Main Salon 2

COLD GECKO. - Main Salon 2

Vast amount of space for relaxation and sunbathing is also provided by the ample exterior deck. The shaded aft deck is directly connected to the saloon and the main dining area. In addition to a flat screen TV, service bar area and seating it also offers an al-fresco dining possibility.

COLD GECKO -  Aft Deck Al fresco dining

COLD GECKO - Aft Deck Al fresco dining

Cold Gecko superyacht’s sun deck is ideal for social gatherings and further entertainment. There are two additional dining options, it is partially shaded and has a large sun-bed as well as a wet bar with fitted bar stools.

COLD GECKO. -  Galley (Country Kitchen)

COLD GECKO. - Galley (Country Kitchen)

Everyone on board will surely enjoy the large selection of water toys luxury yacht Cold Gecko offers to her guests. There is a 9m (30ft) Intrepid tender (operated by the crew), a wave runner, wake board, two stand-up-paddle-boards, a towing tube and snorkelling gear. All toys can be easily accessed from the full-beam extended swim platform.

COLD GECKO. -  Master Cabin

COLD GECKO. - Master Cabin

Luxury super yacht Cold Gecko is powered by two Caterpillar diesel engines of 1650hp each, reaching a maximum speed of 22 knots and a cursing speed of 16 knots. COLD GECKO is an excellent choice when it comes to Bahama yacht holidays, providing an ideal combination of great amenities, agility, speed and a professional crew.

COLD GECKO -  Master Cabin Settee

COLD GECKO - Master Cabin Settee

“We had a wonderful time…..   We truly enjoyed the trip and look forward to going out with them again. I wanted to let you know that Rob and Chad were nothing short of the best crew I have ever encountered.  You could truly tell that they cared about the guests on board.  They were very attentive to details and could almost anticipate my family’s requests before they were made.  I would definitely recommend them.  The boat was in perfect shape and one could tell that the crew maintained her at a very high level.  Thanks for you help with this charter and your professionalism.”

RW Chartered COLD GECKO in The Bahamas, Dec/Jan 13

COLD GECKO. -  Master Bathroom

COLD GECKO. - Master Bathroom

BAHAMAS BOAT RENTAL

Bahamas boat rental represent a wonderful way of discovering this wonderful place on earth. Although geographically not situated in the Caribbean, Bahamas are a member of the Caribbean Community. Bahamas yacht charters are renowned across the world for the shallow warm waters, fantastic beaches as well as inviting locals. Some of the most beautiful destinations to add to your Bahamas luxury yacht holiday itinerary include the Bimini, San Salvador Island, Berry Islands, Abacos, Exumas, Eleuthera & Harbour Island, Cat Island, Grand Bahama Island as well as Nassau and Paradise Island.

Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Diving and snorkelling aficionados will enjoy the buzzing aquatic life, which includes manatees, dolphins, frogfish, angelfish, starfish, turtles as well as fabulous coral formations. The well known pink-sand beaches, that get their aspect from the fractured pieces of seashell combined with sand, together with the breathtaking white-sand beaches as well as the pristine turquoise waters and plenty of lush tropical foliage will leave any visitor with a desire to return. For more information on Bahamas yacht vacation and charter yacht COLD GECKO, please contact our brokers here.

The Perini Navi Group to once again sponsor St Barths Bucket Regatta

March 26, 2014

The Perini Navi Group will once again sponsor one of the most prominent superyacht regattas in the world, the St Barths Bucket. This year’s event will be hosted by the popular Caribbean yacht charter location – St Barth from March 27 to 30.

Saint Barths Bucket Super Yacht Regatta - Photo by Onne van der Wal

Saint Barths Bucket Super Yacht Regatta - Photo by Onne van der Wal

The Viareggio based shipyard will be the best represented at the regatta having the largest number of their own builds in the fleet. Two of their latest yachts will be present putting the latest Perini innovations in terms of design and technology to the test. Mega yacht Seahawk, the first yacht in the Perini 60m series with her sleek hull lines and new generation Perini Navi captive reel winches and furlers, and superyacht State of Grace, the first yacht in the new performance 40m Fast Cruising series.

There will be thirty eights yachts total in the fleet that will be racing in the waters around St Barth. The fleet will be divided into four categories: les Gazelles des Mers, les Grandes Dames des Mers, Les Mademoiselle des Mers and les Elegantes des Mers. Perini Navi yachts present will be Seahawk, charter yacht Zenji, superyacht Clan VIII, State of Grace, charter yacht Parsifall III, luxury yacht Silencio and charter yacht Andromeda la Dea. All of the above will be racing in the Grandes Dames Class. The highest placed Perini Navi build will be awarded, this year just like in the past, with the Perini Navi Trophy.

PERINI NAVI superyacht Parsifal III at St Barth Bucket - Photo by Carlo Borlenghi

PERINI NAVI charter yacht Parsifal III at St Barth Bucket - Photo by Carlo Borlenghi

This eagerly anticipated regatta also includes an intense programme of side events. The first will be the Superyacht Racing Association’s Annual Meeting on March 26th. Other social events will be held throughout the regatta up until the final prize giving that will be held on March 30th.

Turkish superyacht builder RMK Marine: 2014 update on facts and figures

March 26, 2014

RMK Marine has unveiled the 2014 update on the yard, production, capabilities, technologies, as well as deliveries. Established in Istanbul’s Haliç in 1978 to build yachts in steel, aluminium and composite, the company joined the Koç Group of Companies in 1997, and subsequently was renamed ‘RMK Marine’, with facilities based in Tuzla. RMK Marine specializes in building, repairing and maintenance of commercial and naval vessels, as well as super yachts. One of Turkey’s largest private shipyards, the company is projected to grow with high quality and added value projects.

Superyacht Nazenin V built by RMK Marine

Superyacht Nazenin V built by RMK Marine

RMK MARINE’S HISTORY
RMK Marine is a Turkish super yacht builder for sail and motorboats from 30m upwards in composite, steel and aluminium, offering clients uncompromising quality and exceptional value. On site facilities include full refit, repair and restoration services for visiting yachts with specialist personnel and the yard has a refit capacity of lifting up to 700 tonnes. RMK Marine is privileged to be part of the world renowned Koç Group. The Group is involved in many areas of manufacturing and services and 2012 saw it celebrate its 86th Anniversary.

RMK 4500 superyacht Karia

RMK 4500 superyacht Karia

PRODUCTION
RMK Marine is widely known in the realisation of prestigious and head-turning motor and sailing yachts. Superyacht “Nazenin V”, built by RMK Marine was awarded a Judges’ Special Commendation for “The Best Sailing Yacht over 45 Meters” at the “2010 World Superyacht Awards”, which is considered to be the “Academy Award” of global super yacht industry. The 45m super motor yacht “Karia” and Oyster 100 sailing yacht “Sarafin”, built at RMK Marine, have both been honoured with the Judges Special Commendation prize at the World Superyacht Awards in 2012. Caressa K yacht was one of the five winners of the prestigious Superyacht Design Award by the ISS (International Superyacht Society) for Powerboats 32-43m category in 2006. Designed by Naval Architects, Vripack Yachting International b.v. this elegantly styled trawler yacht is intended for long distance cruising with all of the comforts of fine living for the discerning owner.

Luxury sailing yacht Sarafin

Luxury sailing yacht Sarafin

CONCEPTS PORTFOLIO
RMK Marine has a wide experience in constructing explorer motor yachts such as Vripack designed Caressa K, charter yacht Jasmin and charter yacht Private Lives as well as Cornelia yacht and the last but not least, the 45 meter Ron Holland designed superyacht Karia. The company, as gained by the past experience, developed a new type of modern looking lines with the support of famous designers. Their world cruiser and rugged explorer lines overcome the seven seas of the world easily.

Luxury motor yacht Caressa K

Luxury motor yacht Caressa K

EXPLORER CONCEPT PORTFOLIO
RMK Marine developed RMK 3400, RMK 3700, RMK 4200, and RMK 5500 yachts. All of these lines represent the uncompromising quality and exceptional value of RMK Marine. They all have steel hull and aluminium construction with ranges allowing trans-atlantic passages, and they are all designed by world-renowned and famous design and naval architecture house, Vripack.

Luxury charter yacht Jasmin

Luxury charter yacht Jasmin

2013-14 LUXURY EXPLORERS
Joint colloboration between RMK Marine and Hotlab Yacht Design has resulted with the clean lines of RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer yacht. RMK 5000 is capable of going anywhere in the world even the arctics with her optional ice-capable hull and voyaging into uninhabited areas of the south pole. Designed with modern lines and soft curves there is smooth uncluttered look and feel to the design. The full displacement hulls on both RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer and Sport Utility provide long range cruising with thanks to the optional diesel/electric propulsion package under 500 GT thresholds. Both projects accommodate up to 10 guests and 8 crew plus the Captain. On the True Luxury Explorer concept, there is a vast aft deck specifically designed to accommodate a tender of up to 10.2m. When equipping the aft deck with the custom tender, the area beneath is dedicated to underwater and on-water excursion toys including submarine, diving room, hov pods and jet-skis.

RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer yacht concept

RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer yacht concept

FAST DISPLACEMENT
This new superyacht concept is distinct from the full displacement yachts and neither overlaps or replaces them but offers a different solution. The ability to run at higher transit speeds does take more power but this range is unique in avoiding the normal compromise of inefficiency at displacement speeds normally associated with this type of yacht. The sea keeping and efficiency of the displacement hull are available in the same design as one with fast transit speed. They come in 2 different length, 48 meter and 5000 meters , RMK 4800 and RMK 5000. They can reach up to 30 knots maximum in their fast transit voyages. They all are under 500 gross tonnage and fully complied with new LY3 regulations.

YARD EXPERTISES
RMK Marine combines the traditional boat building techniques with uncompromising quality since its foundation. The company’s in-house workforce starts a project from sketch into the final end product using the in-house engineers, naval architectures, architectures, carpenters, plumbers and electricians. Full in-house capability provides them keeping the quality level up and rising at all times. The company’s in-house personell is capable of working with various designers such as Vripack, Ron Holland, RWD, S&S while realising the projects into life.

KEY PEOPLE
Total staff of 560 people.
Ilhami Can Ozturk – RMK Marine General Manger
Rick van de Wetering – RMK Marine Yacht Division Director
Ibrahim Deniz Kaymaz – RMK Marine Yachts Sales & Marketing Manager

DELIVERIES
IN THE LAST 2012-2013
M/Y KARIA – RMK 4500 – Debut at MYS 2012
S/Y TWILIGHT – OYSTER 125 – Debut at MYS 2013
S/Y PENELOPE – OYSTER 100 – Debut at MYS 2013
S/Y SARAFIN – OYSTER 100
M/Y KEYLA – 44m refitted yacht in 2013

YARD TECHNOLOGIES
TOTAL AREA of 95.000 sqm ( 1.023.000 sqf)
1 MEGA HANGAR by/ 80m x 25m ( 265’ x 82’)
1 COMPOSITE HANGAR by/ 72m x 25 (236’ x 82’)
1 COMPOSTIRE HANGAR by/ 72m x 15m ( 236’ X 50’)
1 AUTOCLAVE by / 42m x 15m (137’ x 50’)
1 REFIT HANGAR by/ 50m x 20m ( 165’ x 66’)
1 PAINT HANGAR by/ 40m x 13m ( 131’ x 43’)
1 LAND TO WATER SLIPWAY can haul up to 685tons (1511000 lbs)
3 TRAVEL LIFT respectively 320 tons ( 706000 lbs), 100 tons ( 221000 lbs) and 40 tons (  89000 lbs) capacity
3 fingerdocks with 11m (36’) maximum beam capacity
2 outfitting and refit dock wfor yachts up to 200m ( 657’)

Below is a selection of other luxurious charter yachts built by RMK Marine.

Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014, April 8 – 9

March 26, 2014

To take place ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 will provide unrivalled insight into the boating as well as superyacht sectors in this all-important region. This year’s 6th edition of the two-day conference will run on April 8 and 9.

APYC

New conference format provides expert discussion and networking opportunities

The Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 has evolved with a revamped format that will provide session streams tailored to both the boating and superyacht sectors. Held at the ONE°15 Marina Club just prior to the start of the Singapore Yacht Show, the two day conference will cover a wide range of topics from an expert panel of speakers. The new format has been designed specifically to cater to the different yachting sectors, with focused content and leaders in the field. Complementing the conference line up will be ample networking opportunities with key industry players.

Strong international line up of speakers to provide crucial insight

Opening sessions of the conference will include a presentation from Mark Wightman, Managing Director of New Zealand-based Integrated Marine Group, on the importance of government support in the development of the marine sector. This will be followed by the ‘Examining the economic impact of the yachting industry’ case study paper, presented jointly by YP Loke, Chairman of the Singapore Boating Association, and Andrew Chapman of the Marina Industries Association Australia. Returning once again to the conference as a speaker is Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, who will follow his popular 2013 presentation with a talk on ‘Wealth distribution in China’.

Focused discussion points for boating and superyacht streams

After these much anticipated group sessions, delegates will break off into boating and superyacht specific sessions. For the boating industry, topics will include ‘Into Unchartered Waters’, looking at new business initiatives in Asia, and ‘Building Boating from Grassroots’. The superyacht sessions will open with a presentation from Julian Chang, Executive Director of shipyard Raffles Class, on the ‘Reality of China as a market for superyachts’, while panel discussions on topics such as refit and repair in the Asia Pacific will then be led by panelists including Captain Barry de Kock of 67.2m mega yacht Vertigo, which has spent extensive time cruising the Asia Pacific.

On day two, delegates will again split into sector specific streams. For the boating stream, Jamie Boag of High Aspect International will examine the potential impact of sailing and powerboat events. For the superyacht-focused delegates, topics will include a panel discussion on the developments of the expanding charter market in Asia and sustainability in yachting.

After the final networking lunch, delegates will come together for a pair of technical presentations by prominent names in superyachting: Frank Laupman and Perry Van Oossanen, the designer and naval architect from the project, will discuss multi-award-winning motor yacht Galactica Star, the 65m vessel launched by Heesen Yachts last year. Perini Navi’s Burak Akgul will then take the stage to present ice-classed 50m explorer yacht Exuma (on display at the Singapore Yacht Show this year), which was the first of the Italian builder’s collaborations with Philippe Briand under the Vitruvius® Yachts brand.

To conclude the conference, a final panel will come together to discuss the overarching theme of this year’s conference: the way forward and key issues affecting the industry’s development in the Asia Pacific region.

As stakeholders in the Asia Pacific yachting and boating industry, whether based in the region or seeking to increase market share within it, delegates will take away valuable information and contacts from the full two days’ schedule of events. With such a varied and informative programme already confirmed, attendance at the conference is a must. The cost to register as a delegate is just SGD $488+GST for two days of seminars, coffee breaks, lunch and evening functions.

Words from Skipper of Humphreys-designed superyacht LUSH

March 26, 2014

Humphreys Yacht Design has shared the comments from the Skipper of superyacht LUSH, Paul Adamson. Luxury sailing yacht LUSH is a beautiful Oyster 885 vessel, superbly penned by Rob Humphreys.

Humphreys-designed Oyster 885-01 superyacht LUSH - Image credit to Mike Jones

Humphreys-designed Oyster 885-01 superyacht LUSH - Image credit to Mike Jones

“Picture this, the night is black, we are thousands of miles from the nearest land and it’s blowing a consistent 40 knots with 30’ seas rolling underneath us! As I look at the log and I see 12.5 knots constant I am reassured in the knowledge that the yacht beneath me is designed to take good care of us.

Lush, the first Oyster 885 built has sailed 28,000 nautical miles. She has safely sailed through 4 oceans and circumnavigated the planet encountering all manner of weather & sea conditions.

I am privileged to be LUSH’s skipper and every mile that has slipped under her keel has been a true pleasure to sail.

From light weather where her powerful sail plan combines with her easily driven hull allows her to generate apparent quickly and sail into double figures effortlessly!

When the wind is up and blowing hard with massive sea’s her twin rudders come into their own giving her superb directional stability allowing for easy steering by hand or pilot.

When we launch her massive asymmetric spinnaker, she quite simply takes off and sits at 11 knots with surfs of 16, 17, 18 knots common place! Our world speed record still stands at 22 knots with just 3 reefs in her main and a scrap of headsail poled out!

To be an Oyster means quality at every stage of the yachts design & construction and this clearly shows but more than this as a sailor you feel it deep inside when you take her wheel and sheet in and let her carry you across an ocean!

Rob has designed an absolute first class yacht and Rob I want to thank you for your commitment to excellence. I have sailed for 34 years and sailed professionally for 19 encountering all types of yachts and I have to say that LUSH is by far the most outstanding performance cruising yacht I have ever sailed!

To realise a life-long dream of sailing around the world is one thing, to do it onboard LUSH is quite another! When you’re on watch in the middle of an ocean with the wind rising quickly and massive ocean waves passing you by, what keeps you safe and sailing fast is Rob’s experience, knowledge & commitment to design outstanding yachts.” - Paul Adamson, Skipper of Oyster 885-01 sailing yacht “LUSH”.

Video message from Eddie Jordan from aboard his Oyster 885 Yacht LUSH to Rob Humphreys

March 26, 2014

Humphreys Yacht Design has shared a personal video message, sent by Formula 1′s Eddie Jordan to Rob Humphreys. Eddie has just completed a global circumnavigation aboard his Oyster 885#1 yacht ‘LUSH’. Below is a video message from Eddie from aboard sailing yacht Lush, reflecting on his relationship with Rob Humphreys.

As stated by Humphreys Yacht Design: “One of the great things about designing boats is the friends one makes in the process, with most owners sharing the same passion for the sea as we have. We have been lucky over the years in developing some enduring relationships, and some have had a sequence of boats from us. Eddie Jordan, Formula One legend, has now had three designs from us – an Elan 450, an Oyster 655 and most recently an Oyster 885 (in fact the first-in-class 885, displaying a much appreciated act of faith).

Oyster 885 Yacht LUSH and Eddie Jordan helming the yacht

Oyster 885 Yacht LUSH and Eddie Jordan helming the yacht - Photo by Mike Owen

To say ‘Eddie Jordan’ and ‘fast track’ in the same sentence is appropriate not just because the track has been the platform of his career but because of the incredibly short time it has taken him to elevate himself to that rare breed of the circumnavigator. Only a few weeks ago ‘Lush’ sailed back into the Caribbean after participating in the immensely successful Oyster World Rally.

It was a thrill, if a little humbling, to hear his reflections on his sailing experiences to date, in the videoclip above.”

Below is a selection of the lovely charter yachts with design by Humphreys.