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Classic Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

Claasen Jachtbouw have launched the 44 metre J-Class sailing yacht Lionheart.

June 25, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The J Class sailing yacht Lionheart incorporates two small separate deckhouses and cockpits - one of which is designed especially for the yacht's owner and guests. This feature gives extra versatility for both racing or cruising the superyacht. ... read full story

Tall Ships at Sail Tampa Bay 2010

June 24, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Sailing ships from around the world will dock July 10-14 in downtown Tampa, Fla., for Sail Tampa Bay 2010. Ships that will be on hand include the Coast Guard bark Eagle, the Capitan Miranda from Uruguay, and the Gloria from Colombia. ... read full story

Ex presidential yacht Honey Fitz undergoing refit

June 22, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Ex presidential yacht Honey Fitz undergoing refit Built in 1931 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, Michigan, motor yacht Honey Fitz is now undergoing a refit at Moores Marine in Florida as craftsmen return it to its former glory. John F. Kennedy named the Presidential yacht as “Honey Fitz Yacht”, after being elected as President of the United States of America in honour of his grandfather. ... read full story

Classic Schooner Elena Visits Vittoriosa Malta

June 14, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The 55 metre Herreshoff classic is a yacht Elena also of a modern age with her latest systems and luxurious comforts. Meticulously built to the original Herreshoff lines of 1910, Elena is a true classic from a bygone era. Built by Marin LuxuryYachts in Galicia, Spain, Elena boasts an incredible downwind sail area of 1800m² and can accommodate ten guests in five exquisitely finished cabins. ... read full story

SYCARA IV receives Judges’ Special Award at the World Superyachts Awards 2010

May 25, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Burger Boat Company is proud to announce that Superyacht SYCARA IV has been awarded the Judges’ Special Award at the 2010 World Superyachts Awards ... read full story

2010 British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta flooded with yachts

May 25, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

This year, for the first time, the regatta forms part of the high profile 2010 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Series, which as well as the Cowes event, features some of the world's leading classic yacht regattas, including the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and the Régates Royale, Cannes. ... read full story

Help needed for historic classic racing yacht Leila

May 25, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Enthusiasts set up a trust in 2008 to restore the historic racing yacht Leila. Now after more than 18 months of hard work, it is hoped that local woodworkers will be able to help get her back in the water. ... read full story

Yacht HANUMAN Wins 2010 Sailing Yacht of the Year at Superyacht Awards

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Chosen from among the three award winners in the sailing yacht classes, the judges felt that the combination of beauty and extremely high quality of construction concentrated in yacht Hanuman made her a worthy winner of the title Sailing Yacht of the Year. ... read full story

Yacht Freedom Wins Special Rebuild Award at Superyacht Awards 2010

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

A Judges' Special Rebuild Award was also given to Freedom, a historic 104ft Trumpy that was named in honour of the date and location of her launch on July 4th 1926 - just across the river from the spot where, exactly 150 years before, the American Declaration of Independence had been signed in Philadelphia. ... read full story

Focus: The PANAMAX Ketch Superyacht & Baltic Yachts

May 11, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Panamax will be a fast performance sailing yacht with the classic appearance and styling of a Bristol Pilot Cutter. This 66.90-meter ketch is expected to launch in 2010 at Baltic Yachts in Finland. Dykstra & Partners (and co designer Reichel/Pugh), are responsible for the Naval Architecture and exterior styling working in close collaboration with the owner and the owner’s project manager Jens Cornelsen. Intensive towing tank and wind tunnel tests have been carried out to increase performance with the largest composite standing rigging to date. Interior designers appointed on this project are Rhoades Young Design. ... read full story

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