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Royal Thames Yacht Club & the Cumberland Cup as sponsored by Audemars Piguet

May 13, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The international battle for the honour of winning the world’s oldest yachting trophy – dating back to 1775 and established some 76 years before the America’s Cup – will be hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club on May 12-16.  The Cumberland Cup is the UK’s only regularly-held international two-boat team racing event in keelboats,... ... read full story

Bill Dixon receives ‘Yacht Designer in Asia of the year’ award

May 13, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Working in this region for so many years has given Bill a unique understanding of the Asian market, the people, traditions, and business relationships. To his clients, Bill and his team at Dixon Yacht Design bring their 'state of the art' design, experience & knowledge of the market. ... read full story

U-Boat Worx Launch a new C-Explorer Submarine Line

May 13, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

U-Boat Worx has announced a new range of exploration submersibles certified for diving to depths from 100 - 1,000 meters. The new line is called C-Explorers, and are available in configurations for one to six passengers. ... read full story

PlanetSolar in Hamburg for the Hafengeburtstag.

May 13, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The PlanetSolar team was in Hamburg from the 7th to the 9th of May for the Hafengeburtstag. ... read full story

GST Tax relief for overseas buyers of Australian yachts.

May 12, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Australian government has agreed to remove the Goods and Services Tax (GST) payable on all boats purchased by overseas buyers, provided the boat is used for recreational purposes in Australian waters for 12 months. ... read full story

The Futuristic Michael Leach Designed and Blohm + Voss built Superyacht ORCA

May 12, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Superyacht Palladium is a German made yacht, constructed at Blohm + Voss shipyard. A well known company that has been around since 1877 and has launched many, state of the art yacht of great designs and performance. The motor yacht Orca (now called yacht Palladuim) measures 96 metres and was first launched in March 2010.... ... read full story

Delphia Yachts to build luxury tenders

May 12, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Polish boatbuilder Delphia Yachts has established a new production division for the construction of luxury tenders. Work is currently underway on two new models, the Tender Limousine and Tender Open. The 10m (33ft) Tender Limousine has an Art Deco interior and is designed to shuttle guests to large superyachts. The tender has a raised roof... ... read full story

New Esimit Europa 2 Race Yacht – Fastest in the World?

May 12, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Sponsored and supported by numerous European institutions, the 30-meter sailboat is among the fastest boats in the world and an ambassador for European Energy. Igor Simcic from Slovenia is the project’s leader and the father of the idea behind it. The crew includes Olympic Games competitors and World Champions. The new Esimit Europa 2 sailboat... ... read full story

Audi MedCup: Preparations end and yacht racing begins today

May 12, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Preparations and planning come to an end today as the first races of the 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit’s TP52 series are scheduled to get under way off Cascais at the Portugal Trophy. Today: three races, three winners: ETNZ wins the 3rd race, followed by TeamOrigin, Cristabella, Audi, Matador… Winds are forecast to be moderate, between... ... read full story

ThyssenKrupp reports strong recovery signs in 1st half 2009/2010

May 12, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Stronger signs of recovery in 2nd quarter / Positive earnings performance: €504 million EBT generated in 1st half / Outlook confirmed: Significant earnings improvement expected for full fiscal year Global economic activity has stabilized in recent months – albeit at a low level. Nevertheless, the effects of the deep economic and financial crisis were still... ... read full story

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