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Motor yacht Noor launched by Bilgin Yacht delivered to owner.

May 16, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts have delivered their latest 37m Superyacht called Noor to her new owners. Motor yacht NOOR, a Bilgin 123, was launched in November 2009 and is a custom build luxury yacht with modern and innovative design by the Turkey based Shipyard with interior design by Hot Lab Yacht & Design ... read full story

ELEGANCE Yacht – the Drettmann & Horizon Superyacht Range

May 16, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The Elegance range of motor yachts measures in length between 115' - 120'. Elegance superyachts has been a successful realisation as the models offer many of the features and styling of a larger yacht with efficient pricing. ... read full story

Van Dam Nordia finishes several yacht refits

May 16, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

In addition to the design and construction of new yachts, Van Dam Nordia also carries out extensive refits to the highest Dutch standards. Finished last month was the 70’ Mulder motor yacht White Princess. Jobs on this ship included a complete painting system and new teak deck on the entire vessel. ... read full story

Motor Yacht MAXIMUS: a 60 metre Superyacht by Gino Gandino & Aleph Design

May 15, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Below decks on the lower level motor Yacht MAXIMUS hosts a water sport toy and tender garage which will house the yacht's tenders, watercrafts and various water sport and diving equipment. Yacht MAXIMUS will be powered by twin CAT 3516B (1641bKW) diesel engines. The superyacht should be able to attain a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruise speed of 14 knots. ... read full story

Jessica Watson – Australia’s Sailing Hero

May 15, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Just two days shy of her 17th birthday, Watson sailed her 10-metre yacht Ella's Pink Lady up Sydney Harbour, the same spot she left from almost seven months ago. ... read full story

Fountaine Pajot France 2010 Mahe 36 Evolution Catamaran

May 15, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Hailed at its launch as “the ultimate combination of big-boat features with a small boat price tag” the Mahé 36 catamaran sailing yacht continues to live up to its billing with the launch of the brand new Mahé 36 Evolution from Fountaine Pajot. After only three years in production, Fountaine Pajot has sold over 120... ... read full story

SP – High Modulus has secured further approval from two leading certification bodies for its new marine foam core, Corecell™ M-Foam.

May 14, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Corecell M-Foam was launched to the marine composites market in July 2009 has now been type approved by Bureau Veritas and Registro Italinano Navale (RINA). These approvals add to earlier accreditations by ABS Quality Evaluations Inc (ABS QE), Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL). “These approvals, on top of M-Foam’s combination of high... ... read full story

Yacht KATIE SUE II, the ‘best kept secret’ to be launched in 2010 by Lürssen Yachts

May 14, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Motor Yacht Katie Sue II is Lürssen‘s latest ‘best kept secret’ with very little information provided to the general public. The information that we have been able to obtain so far is superyacht Katie Sue II‘s length, which is 60 metres (196.85ft) over all. She is due to be launched in the next few months in... ... read full story

The New Codecasa 50s (sport) Motor Yacht Design – The Open Series Superyacht

May 14, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The Codecasa 50s is designed for performance and ha a low wind resistance which demands a sleek exterior styling and aggressive lines. In the luxury yacht world a new superyacht demand ultimate comfort, even if it is fast. Accordingly she will provide a sizeable aft sunbathing area along with equally generous interior living spaces. ... read full story

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2010 entries top 1000

May 14, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management the Round the Island Race yacht entries top 1000 in 2010. What’s in a name? Boat names, not unlike people, can be packed full of character – charming, mysterious, personal, weird and just plain perplexing! Britain’s favourite yacht race certainly plays host to an extraordinarily eclectic mix of boat designs,... ... read full story

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