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Yacht Banque Populaire Set New World Record

June 11, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The new sailing record is welcome as Pascal Bidegorry and his team have been looking at every weather opportunities to make an attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy since mid-November 2009. Despite this stand-by period, the Team Banque Populaire has not managed to find the proper conditions has thus decided to reschedule their crewed handed round the world attempt to next fall. ... read full story

Superyacht Magnifiq – New To The Luxury Yacht Charter Market

June 11, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Superyacht Magnifiq had her exterior lines is designed by Cor D Rover of Holland and her interior design is the creation of well known designer Luca Dini. Motor yacht MagnifiQ has been built from a light alloy material - for both her hull and superstructure - in accordance with RINI and MCA stipulations. She makes for a great charter yacht. ... read full story

Massimo iS: An Innovative Sailing Yacht Concept

June 11, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Mladen Milosevic, a Serbian industrial designer has revealed a new innovative 54.9m superyacht concept known as Massimo iS. This extraordinary superyacht concept is based on a computer controlled surface, which enables the owner personalize the deck space. ... read full story

Abby Sunderland 16 Year Old Solo Circumnavigator Found

June 11, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

For the family of teenage solo sailor Abby Sunderland it was the best news possible - she had been found alive and well after fears she had been lost in wild weather in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But for 16-year-old Abby, who was attempting to better Australian Jessica Watson by becoming the youngest person to sail solo round the world, it was the end of that dream. ... read full story

Cor D. Rovers Triple Bridge Concept

June 11, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Cor D. Rover, a Dutch design studio specialised in styling of large motor yachts has developed and patented a new concept for yachts under 500 Grt. called the ‘Triple Bridge Concept’. The goal was to design a range of yachts from 33 –50m, under 500 Grt. offering owners and guests space normally found on much bigger yachts for less building, running-and manning costs. ... read full story

70m research vessel Golden Lion Yacht completes refit at the Balk Shipyard.

June 10, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The 70m research vessel Golden Lion has just received a complete refit at the Balk Shipyard in the Netherlands. Golden Lion a three-masted topsail schooner has the work carried out to EU Directive 98/18 on safety rules and standards for passenger ships. ... read full story

FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 starts today.

June 10, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The most awaited soccer event, the Fifa World Cup 2010 will kick start in a grand opening ceremony held at the newly-renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg, South Africa. For those still looking for accommodation or extra entertainment during the event, there are still luxury yachts available for charter. ... read full story

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2010 Day 2: Big breeze allows for a day of recovery

June 10, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

After a breezy opening day of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2010 that saw several boats returning to the marina off the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with breakage, so strong winds continued to blow overnight and through into this morning when, after a 90 minute delay, Principle Race Office Peter Craig cancelled day two of racing at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. ... read full story

Korea International Boat Show opened on June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The largest-scale marine conference in Korea will be held on June 10 at Jeongok port, Hwaseong city, Gyeonggi Province. A total of 200 participants including 100 foreign experts on marine leisure industry and people involved in the marine leisure industry will talk about the current status of the Korea’s marine leisure industry and directions for development under the theme of ‘Exploring Strategies for Asia’s Marine Industry Development’. The moderator of this conference is Tim Coventry from Britain, who is director of the International Sailing Federation and advisor to the Korea International Boat Show. ... read full story

Halyard Marine Ltd to export the largest silencer for a mistery vessel

June 10, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

As boats of all shapes, size and function take to the seas this summer, UK based Halyard Marine Ltd is on a mission to ensure that peace can prevail on the water, by making noisy vessels a thing of the past. With its recent Queen’s Awards for innovation, and a global reputation for the custom manufacture of specialist marine exhaust systems, Halyard has just completed a sizeable order that will see some of the largest silencers ever made by the company being exported to a Nordic country for a mystery vessel. ... read full story

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