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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 to kick off tomorrow

August 16, 2014

On the eve of competing at this year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, the 182-strong crews are looking skyward for the rain and fog to clear and the cloud cover to break up, clearing the way for the south easterly tradewinds to return to the fabulous Australia yacht charter destination – Whitsundays.

Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Photo by Andrea Francolini/AUDIFLEET

Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Photo by Andrea Francolini/AUDIFLEET

The steady pitter-patter of wet stuff falling across Queensland is bringing joy and relief to farmers. Crews completing final paperwork and boat checks and stowing the last of the supplies for the week ahead are less enthusiastic.

Tricky light-air regattas have been all too common in recent years. The forecast for Race Week 2014 indicates fickle winds at least for the first half of racing, Sunday August 17 through to Tuesday 19, then welcome stronger breeze from Thursday 21 through to the final day of racing, on Saturday 23.

Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson says, “Once the trough moves away the breeze should swing through to the south west then the dominant south east tradewinds should be back. We hope.”

Tomorrow marks the opening day of racing at the 31st edition of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Regatta forecaster Kenn Batt anticipates W-SW winds 8-14kts swinging SW-S 5-10 in the afternoon with the chance of morning showers and a possible thunderstorm.

Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Andrea Francolini/AUDISOLUTIONS

Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Andrea Francolini/AUDISOLUTIONS

Sunday and Monday look similar.

Wednesday 20th is the layday giving crews a well-deserved break from the on-water program and a chance to enjoy some of the onshore offerings, in particular the Beachside Pool Party at the main pool and Charles Heidsieck and Piper Heidsieck lunches.

By Thursday competitors could be heading out into 15-20kts of S-SE wind, a prospect that bodes well for most of the near 2,000 yachties who have travelled from around the world to be part of the first-class keelboat regatta that is an Australian winter sailing ritual.

The better-known IRC boats include Karl Kwok’s all-conquering TP52 Team Beau Geste sailing for Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and Bob Oatley’s champion 100-footer Wild Oats XI, the largest boat in the fleet.

The MC38 class is contesting their Australian championship under the Race Week banner. Seven of the one-design boats have a 12 race series ahead of them, all windward/leewards bar the final around-the-islands race.

Entries are up on last year, the growth coming from the cruisers and multihulls. There are enough multihull entries this year – 21 – to warrant two separate divisions.

For the end result of fairer racing the race committee has deliberately split the divisions based on the type of boat rather than its handicap. This means like boats will race each other and is the reason some divisions are larger than others.

The PRO is thinking tomorrow’s forecast conditions will suit the Lindeman Island race. Competitors will be advised of the selected course tomorrow morning, Sunday August 17.

Tonight owners and VIPs will be part of the official welcome at Hamilton Island Yacht Club followed by a fireworks display and party on Front Street to herald the start of one of Australia’s premier regattas.

International SeaKeepers Society returns from its outreach program aboard DISCOVERY Yacht DEFIANCE

August 15, 2014

The International SeaKeepers Society has successfully concluded their outreach program aboard DISCOVERY charter yacht Defiance, educating a group of 13 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island.

Luxury charter yacht Defiance

Luxury charter yacht Defiance

The group of children and three camp counselors from Camp Grosvenor, where the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport spend their summer, participated in a two hour educational lesson on plastics in the ocean and ways to be more environmentally friendly.

Lauren Day, the camp director, described the success of the program and its complement to their current summer camp, “It brought the big picture to Camp Grosvenor,” said Day, “everyone was super engaged, even the counselors.”

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The program began at the Newport Shipyard with a presentation by Clean Ocean Access about ways the children can become involved in local efforts to keep the ocean and beaches clean and accessible to all. The children then decorated the sails of a coastal drifter constructed and provided by Jim Manning and his student-built drifter program. The drifter will be launched off the coast of New England later this month, and used to study local surface currents and supply data to NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System.

Kids Coloring

Kids Coloring

The program continued on board luxury motor yacht Defiance as the scientists, children, and camp counselors traveled through Newport Harbor for a lesson on plastic pollution. The scientists explained the hazards of plastic pollution in the form of plastic microbeads, which are found in many face washes and toothpastes. The children examined plastic microbeads and plastic pollution in water samples collected from the ocean and New England harbors.

DISCOVERY Yachts member and Co-Owner and Founder of Global Oceans, Claudia Potamkin

DISCOVERY Yachts member and Co-Owner and Founder of Global Oceans, Claudia Potamkin

This is the second DISCOVERY Yachts outreach program on board luxury yacht Defiance. In January Defiance traveled to Bimini, Bahamas to conduct an outreach program and drifter release with a group of local school children. Defiance plans to participate in more outreach programs in the near future.

The International SeaKeepers Society

The International SeaKeepers Society Outreach Program aboard charter yacht Defiance

The Newport outreach program included six educators dedicated to ocean conservation efforts including, SeaKeepers Director of Programs and Policies, Angela Rosenberg; DISCOVERY Yachts member and Co-Owner and Founder of Global Oceans, Claudia Potamkin; Co-Owner and Founder of Global Oceans, Captain Sandra Yawn; Founder of Ports of Cause, Joyce Clear; Professor of Earth Science at Massasoit Community College, Melany McFadden; and Dave McLaughlin, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Clean Ocean Access.

New appointment announced by Fairline Boats

August 15, 2014

UK luxury yacht builder, Fairline Boats, is continuing to reinforce its global sales team with a key new appointment. Douglas Culverwell has become a new Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), following the recent expansion of the company’s approved dealer network in 2014.

Squadron 78 Custom charter yacht XKE built by Fairline Boats

Squadron 78 Custom charter yacht XKE built by Fairline Boats

Douglas brings to the role a wealth of global boat industry knowledge and experience acquired over the last 17 years. He has worked for a number of leading distributors and manufacturers across the world, including as Regional Sales Manager at Viking Sport Cruisers Inc. in the US, Senior Sales Manager for the Asia Pacific region at Princess Yachts International Ltd, and most recently at Sealine International. Douglas worked as Sales Director for Sealine, both at the original company in the UK and also at its new home with Hanse Yachts AG in Germany.

Douglas will be responsible for the strategic growth and development of Fairline’s dealer network throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He joins Adam Waters (Asia Pacific), Steve Leeson (Americas) and James Powell (UK and Spain) in the sales team, which is led by James Robinson, Fairline’s Sales Director.

Douglas commented: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a renowned brand at this very exciting time in its growth and development. This is a world class company, offering premium luxury motor yachts manufactured using state-of-the-art technology. I look forward to further building Fairline’s presence across the world and showcasing the elegance and sophistication of the range.”

Kevin Gaskell, CEO, Fairline Boats Ltd said: “We are very excited to welcome Douglas to the global sales team. He brings extensive knowledge of the global leisure boating sector to the role which will stand him in good stead to support and grow our dealer network in core markets. Fairline is committed to building its worldwide dealer network in 2014 and showcasing the Fairline range across the globe.”

Seattle’s Lake Union Boats Afloat Show 2014 to be Full of Kid-Friendly, Fun Activities

August 15, 2014

Seattle’s annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show represents a favorite event on most boaters’ calendars. It provides its visitors with the best of boating in one place on fabulous South Lake Union in sunny September. But it’s not just for adults or for mom and dad to shop for the boat of their dreams. The show is full of free activities for kids of all ages.

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Kids 8-16 can get on the water and be introduced to the thrill of small boat sailing with 60-minute free sailboat lessons courtesy of Sail Sandpoint.  All ages can enjoy the Center for Wooden Boats hands-on toy boat building. And since safety on the water is an important boating lesson to teach kids,  Stearns Lifejackets will be giving away 500 kids lifejackets on Saturday and Sunday of the show.

The show drops anchor on Wednesday September 10th and sails on through Sunday 14th, 2014.  The show is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10am to 6 p.m. weekends.

Going to the show won’t break the family piggy bank.  Kids under 11 are free, kids 11-17 get in for $5, and there’s a nearby lot with a free shuttle to the show where parking is only $3 for all day.

The 2014 Lake Union Boats Afloat Show is presented by Word Yachts.

Free Sailing Lessons Courtesy Sail Sandpoint

The free sailing lessons will be on 13’ Hobie Cat Waves. The Hobie Wave is a single-handed catamaran that can hold up to four people and is a great cruising boat for all ages and ability levels. There will be four Hobie Waves at the show and Sail Sandpoint will take out 12-16 kids at a time. Mom and dad can get the future sailors out on the water and then go cruise the show at their leisure while the kids learn skills that will last a lifetime. They are also welcome to join the kids.

Lesson Schedule:

Friday: 1pm and 3pm – Family sails.  Parents welcome.

Saturday and Sunday:   11am, 1pm – family sail, 3pm & 5pm – family sail

To sign up for free lessons in advance, email showinfo@boatsafloatshow.com.

There are also free sailboat rides for all ages courtesy of Discover Sailing. Rides are approximately 45 minutes and run continuously, every day, throughout the show.

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Radio Disney Seattle will be onsite hosting water fun and safety activities and giving away tons of prizes throughout the day. The Radio Disney Seattle Road Crew will be there for this family-friendly event bringing exciting games, dances, giveaways including Seattle City Light’s summer promotion ‘Cookin with Kilowatts.’

Free Toy Boat Building for Kids

Kids will use traditional tools provided by the Center for Wooden Boats to build and decorate their own wooden boat.

Saturday Sept. 13: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday Sept. 14: 10 AM – 6 PM

Kids Lifejacket Giveaway

Water safety awareness in and around the water is an important lesson for kids. And because kids are important people, the show will be giving away 500 kids lifejackets August 13 and 14.

Lifejacket Sizes

Infant: 30 lbs and under

Child: 30-50 lbs

Youth: 50-90 lbs

There is a limited supply. Kids must be present to receive the lifejacket.

All you need to know

What: South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

When: Wednesday September 10th – Sunday September 14th, 2014

Hours: Weekdays 11am – 7pm/Weekends 10am – 6pm

Where: South Lake Union in Seattle

Tickets go on sale on August 10:

Buy your tickets online and receive 1 year Boat U.S. membership and a free appetizer at Nouvilhos Brazilian Steakhouse at Chandler’s Cove.

$12 for adults / $5 for kids 12-17 (kids under 11 are free).

$18 for a multi-day pass.

Weekdays 5-7 pm: $6

Special sailing ticket: $50 Intro-to-Sailing ticket includes 2-day admission, 1.5 hour seminar and 1.5 hour on-water sailing lesson.

Getting There: Parking lots are limited near the show. For convenience park downtown and take the Seattle Street Car directly to the show on South Lake Union.

Northshore Yachtworks of Vancouver joins The Boat Village

August 15, 2014

Northshore Yachtworks represents the first yard in Canada to adopt The Boat Village to provide online service coordination and improve communication with its customers. The company is a full-service yacht refit and repair facility, based on Vancouver’s North Shore, at Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Northshore Yachtworks

Northshore Yachtworks

The Boat Village is an online service coordination and boat management tool that gives service yards, boat builders, dealers and brokerages the ability to track each customer’s vessel, receive automatic reminders when service is due and notify owners—all in the same application. The result is improved customer service.

Northshore, which services hundreds of boats cruising in beautiful British Columbia each year, already uses DockMaster, the leading suite of marine business software, which is owned by My-Villages, the makers of The Boat Village.

“We believe that through clearer communication and information sharing, we can better manage expectations and deliver excellent service for our customers,” said John Nassichuk, General Manager of Northshore Yachtworks. “We have already embraced Dockmaster technology, and we see this as a way to simplify customers’ operating and maintenance records, and improve our communication. It will help us provide them a trouble-free lifestyle on the water.”

“We also see tremendous opportunities to grow our own business by working collaboratively with partners, suppliers and industry leaders to introduce The Boat Village in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.”

Kevin Hutchinson, the founder and CEO of My-Villages, said, “We are elated to see The Boat Village catching on in Canada. The marine industry is eager to coordinate service online and pioneers like Northshore Yachtworks are working with us to make it happen all over the world.”

The Boat Village, which works on any tablet, smartphone or computer, keeps an inventory of all onboard equipment, personalized with digitized operating manuals and maintenance reminders based on manufacturer recommendations. Owners can instantly send a service request electronically, get questions answered or receive reports on work in progress—all in the same place. Records are preserved online and the boat’s service history, usage trends, trip logs and other useful information are readily available anytime, anywhere.

“People are used to conducting their personal business online, and managing a boat should not be any different,” Hutchinson said. “Marine businesses like Northshore Yachtworks are leading the way.”

China Yachting Conference 2014 Speakers: Julian Goldie and Colin Dawson

August 15, 2014

The 2014 China Yachting Conference (CYC), a recognized international marine forum, is proud to have received a tremendous support from International Marine Associations. Among this year’s confirmed Speakers, the organizers are delighted to present Mr. Julian Goldie, International Director of The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), UK and Mr. Colin Dawson, Chairman of Asia Pacific Superyacht Association.

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Speaker: Julian Goldie, International Director of The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), UK

Tentative Topic: Guide to best practice in marina management

Bio: Julian joined Tollesbury Marina in 1983, working through every department within the busy service marina. This is a family business that was established in 1970 by the Goldie family and other Partners. The business expanded through the 1980’s and 90’s, Julian took on the role of a Managing Partner in 1988, and purchased the other Partners’ interests in 2007.

Julian Goldie

Julian Goldie

In 1999 Tollesbury Marina joined Transeurope Marinas, a mutual association offering benefits for visiting yachtsmen and women. After several years, Julian became Chairman, his enthusiasm for working with other marina operators was noted, and he was asked to join the TYHA Council. Having served on the TYHA Council for five years and on a number of sub-committees, he was asked to stand for Chairman, following Sam Bourne’s retirement. Julian was elected to serve for one year, and has once again been elected to serve for a third year. TYHA’s work has grown from strength to strength and Julian has led the successful international ‘Gold Anchor’ and ‘Which Marina?’ campaigns in 23 countries throughout the world.

Julian continues to be very active within TYHA, as the International Director, encouraging continual growth in the membership and encouraging more international marinas to subscribe to, and benefit from the TYHA Gold Anchor Scheme, which is now in 28 countries around the world. Julian is supported by seven International Gold Anchor Assessors, as well as our Executive Administrator Libby Gordon, and TYHA’s new General Manager, Jon White.

Julian is thrilled to support the continuing work at Nansha Marina, TYHA‘s First Five Gold Anchor Awarded marina in China.

Speaker: Colin Dawson, Chairman of Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA)

Tentative Topic: A guide to yacht insurance

Bio: Colin Dawson has been in the marine insurance industry for twenty five years, starting his career in the Lloyd’s insurance market. Since 1994 he has been in Hong Kong, working with three different insurance brokers.  Specialising with yacht insurance since 1997, Colin built specialist divisions at two of the Hong Kong’s insurance brokers before setting up his own business in 2009.  Colin has had extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region and has arranged covers for every size and type of yacht in most geographic locations around the world.

Colin Dawson

Colin Dawson

In 2009 Colin set up The George Group and soon after began working in partnership with Expat Services, continuing to arrange insurance covers for yacht owners and the related industry. In 2011 Expat Marine was established, emphasising the importance of the yacht business between the two companies. Expat Marine continues to grow and is now recognised as one of the leading specialist yacht insurance brokers in the region.

Outside of insurance, Colin takes keen interest in the yacht industry itself, being a Founder Member and Chairman of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association. He is also a keen sailor, taking part in some of the region’s regattas and offshore races on larger yachts. He sits on the organising committee of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s San Fernando Race – a Category One offshore race from Hong Kong to the Philippines. Colin is also a Director of the San Fernando Race Foundation, a Hong Kong charity that looks after a home for disadvantaged children on the northern Philippine town of San Fernando.

More Speakers and their details will be revealed in the future. So stay in the loop!

Delegates registration has already started, so sign up now to ensure your participation in the biggest expert forum of the region.

The registration deadline is September 15th. Tentative program, as well as the related Conference fees for delegates, please check at Yacht CN 2014 official website.

Baltic Yachts announces delivery of Baltic 108 luxury yacht WinWin

August 15, 2014

The hi-tech racer/cruiser, Baltic 108 luxury yacht WinWin by Baltic Yachts was successfully delivered from Finland earlier this summer. The all-new sailing yacht WinWin is currently heading to the Canary Islands, before spending the first winter in the Caribbean.

Baltic 108 super yacht WinWin by Baltic Yachts

Baltic 108 super yacht WinWin by Baltic Yachts

The sleek lines of superyacht WinWin were drawn by Javier Jaudenes, and she is built either to cruise comfortably with limited crew, or race aggressively fully-crewed at the most competitive Maxi regattas. With a strong emphasis on achieving minimal weight throughout the project while still having all the comforts on board, the hull and deck were laminated in pre-preg carbon sandwich with Corecell and Nomex cores.

Baltic 108 super yacht WinWin is not only equipped with a lifting keel, but also carries a retractable propulsion system (RPS), which reduces propeller drag in the quest for the highest possible performance when sailing. A refinement of the system first used on the Baltic 147 yacht Visione, the fixed propeller has been optimised, resulting in lower fuel consumption and a quieter engine, whilst also proving more effective during reversing manoeuvres.

Sailing yacht WinWin - Exterior

Sailing yacht WinWin - Exterior

The sleek superstructure encapsulates a long deck saloon, seamlessly connected to a single-level cockpit via the pushbutton retractable glass bulkhead. This bulkhead drops down discreetly, ensuring an uninterrupted transition between interior and exterior. The spacious cockpit features a sunbathing platform on either side, and provides an excellent area for fast, efficient manoeuvres while racing, and a large enough space for enjoying al fresco dining. The aft crew entrance ensures quietness and owner’s privacy.

Superyacht WinWin - Interior

Superyacht WinWin - Interior

Light & Quiet

Good sound insulation and minimum weight are not easy bedfellows, so to achieve both requires excellent planning. The yard used all its experience to fulfil both objectives. For example:

• Hull/ deck/ bulkheads/ structural laminates were optimised to save weight.

• The keel trunk was laminated in-house to keep weight to a minimum.

• Natural cork cored sandwich panels for both non-structural and interior panels were used to achieve better acoustic damping.

• Carbon / foam / rubber-cork cored floor panels as a result of engineering collaboration between Baltic Yachts and Van Cappellen Consultancy.

WinWin Yacht - Galley

WinWin Yacht - Galley

• Floating floor design with new fixing solution to ensure a good panel closure while maintaining easy access to under floor compartments.

• Use of 3D noise prediction modelling tool (SEA) in order to focus on hot spots and reduce ‘over’-insulation.

• Titanium was used in many fittings including cleats and stanchions.

The final figures for the boat are a light displacement of just 77,400kg, of which 30,600kg is ballast, so the objective of light weight without compromising the sound insulation has been achieved.

Luxury yacht WinWin - Cabin

Luxury yacht WinWin - Cabin

Interior

The modern yet functional interior was designed by Mark Tucker and his team at Design Unlimited. The forward section is mostly taken up by an exceptionally generous master suite comprising of a large, full-width cabin with en-suite shower room, and a study and owners’ lounge stretching down the port side complete with desk, three-sided settee and ample storage. Facing that across the centreline is a Pullman cabin for the owners to use when passage making, demonstrating that this yacht is intended for serious sailing.

WinWin Yacht - Cabin

WinWin Yacht - Cabin

The deck saloon is a well-proportioned seating and entertaining area with plenty of light, not least as a result of the retracting glass bulkhead that leads out to the cockpit. The aft section of the boat includes two twin guest cabins each with en-suite, plus a fully-equipped galley, crew mess with navigation station, and two Pullman cabins providing high-quality accommodation for up to four crew. In keeping with the brief for a light, minimalist finish, the interior uses washed and limed oak veneers for the floors and interior joinery, while white high-gloss painted lacquered overheads aid in reflecting light throughout. Concealed light panels help maintain the atmosphere of clean simplicity.

WinWin superyacht - Crew Quarter

WinWin superyacht - Crew Quarter

Main Characteristics of Baltic 108 Yacht WinWin:

L.O.A. 33.04 m

D.W.L. 31.2 m

BEAM 7.63 m

DRAFT 5.50/3.50 m

LIGHT DISPLACEMENT 77,400 kg

BALLAST 30,600 kg

IM 45.10 m

J 12.00 m

P 42.54 m

E 13.38m

NAVAL ARCHITECT Javier Jaudenes

INTERIOR DESIGN Design Unlimited

PROJECT MANAGEMENT Garth Brewer, A2B Maritime Consultants

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Gurit

CLASSIFICATION DNV Hull structure verification 1A1

NUMBER OF CABINS 6

DELIVERY YEAR 2014

CONSTRUCTION Prepreg carbon composite

INTERIOR Washed and limed oak veneers

KEEL Lifting keel with ss fin and lead bulb

Baltic Yachts is today a well-known builder of high performance sailing boats that are exclusive, tailor-made dream yachts of high quality material. The company was founded in 1973 on the philosophy to build ‘lighter, stiffer and faster’ boats using new materials and technologies combined with a high degree of customisation. Baltic Yachts is considered as one of the leading hi-tech yard with a turnover of 38 m EUR and 200 employees.

This year Baltic Yachts is delivering two new builds, a 108 and 116 footer, along with the re-launching of superyacht Nariida, the 105 ft Wally that has been in for a refit this winter. In production Baltic Yachts have a 115 and a 175 foot project alongside the new 130 foot project and the Lifecycle Service department.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Baltic Yachts.

Two prizes for Maldives at 2014 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

August 15, 2014

The breath-taking Indian Ocean yacht charter destination – Maldives has received two prizes at this year’s Seven Star Global Luxury Awards, winning ‘Best Destination’ as well as a ‘Special Achievement’ honour for Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb.

Fantastic Maldives yacht charter destination in the Indian Ocean

Fantastic Maldives yacht charter destination in the Indian Ocean

Nominated alongside destinations including the Bahamas, Fiji, the Seychelles, Italy, and Mexico, the Maldives was named ‘Best destination’ for the second year running.

Meanwhile, the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Tourism Award’ again went to the Maldives’ tourism minister for having overseen the arrival of one million tourists last year for the first time in the country’s history. The seven star awards are regarded as the most exclusive international luxury award for the hospitality industry, recognising extraordinary achievements by bestowing upon winners the Signum Virtutis – a seal of excellence for all prospective guests.

New COUACH 27 and 31 yacht tenders by NOVURANIA

August 15, 2014

The well known US luxury yacht tender manufacturer, NOVURANIA, has proudly introduced their all-new COUACH 27 & 31 yacht tenders. These striking boats belong to CUSTOM ONE TENDERS, a separate division dedicated to designing as well as developing semi-custom limousine tenders.

Custom One Tender by Novurania

Custom One Tender by Novurania

NOVURANIA believes yachting is a lifestyle choice lead by passion that demands high expectations and comes from a strong desire for the ultimate yachting experience. The company believes in developing innovative design and engineering coupled with outstanding quality and craftsmanship which are critical attributes to staying ahead of the changing market demands. As the result, NOVURANIA has been the industry leading manufacturer of luxury yacht tenders for over 40 years.

Recently, NOVURANIA took another significant step forward by launching CUSTOM ONE TENDERS, a separate division dedicated to designing and developing semi-custom limousine tenders. CUSTOM ONE TENDERS offers a unique design proposition to the yacht owners who think of their tenders as an extension of their yachts. “The same design, engineering , manufacturing excellence that goes into mega yacht development is applied to our R&D efforts,” explains Robert Collada, the president of NOVURANIA of AMERICA, Inc. “Such passion and commitment is bound to produce limo tenders that would stand out from the crowd and get people excited.”

Aboard Custom One Tender by Novurania

Aboard Custom One Tender by Novurania

CUSTOM ONE TENDERS looks beyond the marine industry for its inspirations. Latest trends in fashion, architecture, aeronautical and automotive industries are closely monitored and referenced. Latest breakthroughs in technology, materials and manufacturing techniques are analyzed and adopted. The latest social norms and shift in status quo are often reflected in the design.

CUSTOM ONE TENDERS is strategically poised to fill the large gap in the market that currently exists between mass production tender boats and fully custom-built limousines.  “With its large footprint and stately presence, our flagship COACH 31 looks and feels more like a Rolls Royce. It is formal, timeless and elegant,” explains the principal designer Hak Soo Ha. “Whereas our new COACH 27 concept is designed more like a Jaguar or Maserati, a sports sedan with sleek profile and sexy proportion, coupled with provocative and edgy styling.”

The COACH 27 superyacht tender concept was conceived in pursuit of dynamic visual aspirations while facing the challenges of a limited yacht garage space. The COACH 27 concept measures 1.65 meter of overall height and can accommodate 8 passengers and 2~3 crew members with optional hybrid drive train, or 10 passengers with standard out drive package.

Even though NOVURANIA has branched out to many facets of tender boat segments, the core philosophy remains the same. Every boat developed and produced by NOVURANIA is designed to be easily understood by its users. Every NOVURANIA boat is driven by a passion that is shared by enthusiastic owners around the world.

MYS C&C Lounge for superyacht captains and crews

August 15, 2014

The Organizers of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) will play a host to the superyacht captains and crews in an exclusive lounge for the four days of the 2014 event, running in the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Monaco from September 24 to 27.

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Located inside the show, the MYS C&C Lounge offers services of high quality like animations, relaxation area with massages, a lounge area to meet up with other crew members and chill out: a real oasis of peace and relaxation away from the bustling MYS!

According to Gaëlle Tallarida, the MYS Managing Director, “offering a real lounge especially for crews has become essential and natural for us. We know a few crew facilities around the show already exist but our main concern was to really welcome those men and women who are the heart and soul of a yacht”. She also stresses out the importance of the captain and crewmembers on board a yacht: “their role is incommensurate: their relationships with the owner are unique and privileged, based on complete trust. How could it be otherwise with “men” who are entrusted the management of a floating palace that is worth several millions of Euros? The Monaco Yacht Show must be the celebration of the superyachting way of life, whether you are the owner or a crew member”.

So, from next 24 to 27 September, the C&C Lounge will open its doors to especially welcome the captains and crew members of yachts exhibited in the port from 9am to 6pm first, then will extend the invitation to all other captains & crews that can reach the lounge from 2pm.

If life on board is particularly hard during the MYS with everyone on the alert for receiving visits of potential buyers of charterers, each free minute is a life-belt out of the intensity of show: so as to maximize their relaxation onsite whilst standing by their timetable, a pontoon facing the lounge will be set for crews coming by tender or by the MYS shuttle boats. The C&C Lounge’s timetable itself will also depend on the crew’s daily schedule with breakfast until 11 am, a buffet lunch or an open bar from 2pm.