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92m Superyacht Mayan Queen IV by Blohm + Voss in Marlborough, New Zealand

February 03, 2012

Written by Chelsea Smith

The 92m superyacht Mayan Queen IV, built in 2008 by Blohm + Voss in Germany is currently cruising in New Zealand and was recently spotted anchored up in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.  The impressive 92m (302 ft) motor yacht Mayan Queen IV is able to accommodate up to 16 guests and has a total of... ... read full story

Velux 5 Oceans: Brad Van Liew wins 2nd leg in Wellington, New Zealand.

January 16, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Le Pingouin, skippered by American Brad van Liew, crosses the finish line off Wellington to win the second leg of the Velux 5 Oceans round-the-world race.

AMERICAN solo ocean racer Brad Van Liew today made it two wins from two ocean sprints as he sailed into Wellington, New Zealand, to claim victory in second sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS solo round the world yacht race. For the 42-year-old from Charleston, South Carolina, it brought to an end a gruelling month-long slog through the Southern Ocean from Cape Town in South Africa alone on his Eco 60 yacht Le Pingouin. ... read full story

Velux 5 Oceans: Yachts approach the south of New Zealand

January 13, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

To go east, or not to go east – that is the question facing the VELUX 5 OCEANS skippers as they approach the south of New Zealand, less than 1,000 nautical miles from the finish line in Wellington. After four gruelling weeks at sea sailing through one of the most inhospitable oceans in the world, the end might be in sight for the tired ocean racers but the race is by no means over. ... read full story

Velux 5 Oceans: Cape Town to Wellington victory up for grabs

January 11, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The second sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS is looking like it will go down to the wire in an exhilarating climax to the 7,000 nautical mile leg. After 26 days of full-on solo racing through the Southern Ocean, and with 1,000 nautical miles left to the finish line in Wellington, New Zealand, the leading ocean racers are separated by just 300 nautical miles. ... read full story

Velux 5 Oceans: Christophe Bullens buys sailing yacht Eco 60 Artech days before race

October 13, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Christophe Bullens has confirmed he expects to be on the start line of the VELUX 5 OCEANS after securing a new boat the Eco 60 Artech just five days before the start of the 30,000-mile solo round the world race. ... read full story

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