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Sailing is a big part of life on Lake Champlain. Each summer, marinas from Whitehall to Rouses Point fill up with boats - and a lot of them belong to Canadians.
America's Cup: Sweden's Artemis Racing team taking 'baby steps' to prepare for regatta, skipper says
Each time Sweden's Artemis Racing has practiced on the bay over the past few days, sounds of cheers rise up from their America's Cup opponents sailing by.
Ashby is a 14-time world champion across three classes, including seven in the A Class catamaran and three in the Tornado catamaran.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BETH ANDERSON The Venice WomenA's Sailing Squadron held its Inaugural Night Sail this past Wednesday and members described it as exciting.
After lack of wind cancelled Sunday's competition, these 9 sailors got a tow from the race course to at least get close the dock and landing at Carolina Yacht Club on Sunday July 28, 2013.
Clearing the overgrown Nichols family cemetery required old-fashioned hard work from Boy Scouts of Troop 342, friends and family.
More comparatively light airs on a foggy, damp San Francisco summer morning are expected as Emirates Team NZ take on Luna Rossa in the final two-boat race in the Louis Vuitton round robin today.
Fifty-five sailing crews from up and down the east coast traveled to Wrightsville Beach to compete in the Atlantic Coast Championship.
The greatest America's Cup sailor of the modern era could be on the move from Oracle.
Some American yachts in the prestigious sailing race are so advanced, few can compete.
PHUKET: Winds gusting to 20 knots made for a perfect end to what has turned into one of the best Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek yet.
Dillon Junior Sailing's Steve Ragle,17, racing in the Junior Olympic Sailing Festival Saturday on Lake Dillon.
Jean Silverwood, at the wheel, joined by her children, from left, Amelia, Camille, Ben and Jack, for dinner on the boat.
A Kiwi sailor is in jail in San Francisco after a protest against the America's Cup ended violently at sea.
Welcome to another edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review.
Jason Saunders, during the 470 nationals off Sulpher Point last year, and fellow Tauranga sailor Gemma Jones are well placed at the 2013 Nacra 17 World Championships.
The 73-foot Tritium Racing trimaran was the winner of this year's Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, but she failed to break the race record set by Bruno Peyron in 1997- in part because of telephone poles and other debris that is floating in the Pacific as a result of the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Ilfracombe lifeboat was launched late on Thursday to tow a yacht back to harbour after its propeller became snagged.
RCS provides fun and safe sailing lessons for both adult and youth throughout the summer right in Rockland Harbor at The Apprenticeshop.
Singer/guitarist/songwriter Jonny Kaplan of Jonny Kaplan & The Lazy Stars is a travelling troubadour in the truest sense.
The Dutch builder, Wim van der Valk, is proud to announce that they have signed three new orders for three yachts in one week. These luxury yachts are of 34 meters, 23 meters and 20 meters in length.
Continental Trawler 33.3 meter
The 33.3 meter Trawler yacht will be a milestone for the Van der Valk shipyard as she will be the largest project ever, surpassing the formerly largest project (Continental III 26.00 meter yacht) with approx. 7,5 meter. Unique to this project is that both the exterior and the interior are completely custom built, according to the buyer’s wishes. Delivery is scheduled for April 2015.
Diesel capacity 20.000 l
Water capacity 2.500 l
Grey water capacity 1.000 l
Engines 2x Volvo Penta D16-MH MGX5170DC 479kW at 1.800 RPM
Continental II 23.00 Flybridge
The Continental II 23.00 Flybridge yacht is one of the most popular series the Van der Valk shipyard has built to this day. This Continental II will be build for a Russian owner with a fully custom-built interior. Delivery is scheduled for summer 2014.
Diesel capacity 8.500 l
Water capacity 1.600 l
Grey water capacity 800 l
Engines 3x Volvo Penta IPS-800 EVC-E 441kW at 2.300 RPM
Continental Trawler 20.00 Flybridge
The Continental Trawler 20.00 yacht will be built with a 100% original and very unique round-bilged steel hull and aluminium superstructure to ensure maximum stability and extremely accurate steering behaviour. Her exterior will timeless with a modern touch. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2014.
Diesel capacity 9.500 l
Water capacity 2.000 l
Grey water capacity 800 l
Engines 2x Volvo Penta D6-370 EVC-EC 272kW at 3.500 RPM
At the moment docked at Horizon‘s Premier Shipyard, the 227-foot motor yacht Saluzi (ex Tia Moana) is at the final stages of her refit and is expected to be re-launched and handed over to her owner from Singapore in early August 2013. Luxury mega yacht Saluzi represents the largest refit to be completed at Horizon since the Premier shipyard opened its door to refit projects in 2010.
26 years of manufacturing luxury yachts has earned Horizon a reputation for quality in construction and design as well as resulted in extensive build and technology experience, with more than 120 luxury yachts over 80-feet built to date. These qualities and experiences play a major role in Horizon’s refit capabilities, offering the following with Horizon refit projects: berthing; hull structural modifications; interior re-decoration; painting; yacht rental services and additional services customized to Horizon client’s needs. The Premier Shipyard occupies 24,000 square meters and can simultaneously accommodate six yachts 40 meters and up; Horizon also owns 200 meters of waterfront property, along with an automatic float on/off launch barge with 650 tons of lifting capacity.
Horizon has received various refit inquiries from owners around the world, and the company encourages owners with a yacht 100-feet plus and in need of refit services to contact Horizon sales team at email@example.com for more information.
The all-new Horizon RP105 raised pilothouse motor yacht AGORA will embark on her maiden voyage to Japan today, on July 26, 2013, with the Horizon dealer on board for the journey. Superyacht AGORA completed her sea trials this week.
AGORA yacht’s sea trials included noise testing – per the owner’s request, the Horizon design team paid special attention to sound insulation for interior areas and during sea trial, the owner was extremely pleased with the results. “Horizon built the yacht exactly as I wanted it, and she performs excellent and is stable and comfortable at sea. I give her two thumbs up!”
A lover of Italian design, the owner asked well-known Italian interior designer Luca Dini to design the interior of luxury yacht AGORA; Dini worked closely with Horizon’s design and construction teams to bring the Italian interior to life, combining Horizon craftsmanship with world-class brands like Maxalto, Minotti, and Armani Casa.
“Thanks to the flexibility and attentiveness of Horizon, the final result is an interior that reflects our attention to detail, enhanced by our creative use of materials and desire to go above the standard. I look forward to working together with Horizon again in the future.”
Horizon wishes the owner and his family enjoy their new Horizon RP105 yacht AGORA.
Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Horizon.
Horizon Charter Yacht Images
The prominent Turkish luxury yacht builder, RMK Marine, and the bespoke Italian yacht design studio, Hot Lab Yacht & Design, will reveal the complete concept of RMK 5000 Explorer yacht at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, running in September.
RMK Marine and Hot Lab idealised concepts show two primary variations the True Luxury Explorer and the Leisure, both of which have a great deal of flexibility to suit the individual client requirements and the tastes of the current market.
Designed with modern lines and soft curves there is smooth uncluttered look and feel to the design. The full displacement hulls on both designs provide long range cruising with thanks to the diesel/electric propulsion package under 500 GT thresholds. Both projects accommodate up to 10 guests plus owner and 8 crew plus the Captain.
On the True Luxury Explorer concept, there is a vast aft deck specifically designed to accommodate a tender of up to 10.2m. When equipping the aft deck with the custom tender, the area beneath is dedicated to underwater and on-water excursion toys including submarine, diving room, hovpods and jet-skis.
While the exact GA is in the configuration phase, this area can also be converted into a “touch and go” helicopter deck in order to enjoy the most out of this explorer superyacht and the areas it will take you to. This heli deck will give the Owner and guests the freedom of exploring even the most secluded areas. With the heli deck version aft, a tender of 9m can be stored under the main deck behind the engine room with a pair of jet skis that are launched using the winged shell door configuration.
In addition to these amenities that can be enjoyed with families and friends, special attention is given to additional storage, ease of provisioning, extra freezing spaces and cold garbage storage that combined complete the package of circumnavigation without a need of stopping in unscheduled ports.
On the Leisure superyacht concept the helipad is substituted with a 6 meter wide swimming pool and sunbeds creating an environment of peace and quiet whilst enjoying the ultimate cruising experience. The 9m tender is cleverly placed in the lazarette, which uses an overhead crane to deploy it easily over the side into the sea.
For both the True Luxury Explorer and Leisure yacht design, the beach club area is to the stern, thus providing friends and families’ unforgettable moments enjoying their culinary and drinks whilst admiring the activities going on. An additional feature comes with the hydraulically operated bottom hinged transom door which creates an extended area for the beach club.
The main difference between the interior layout of the True Luxury Explorer and Leisure is the location of the 10 person inside and outside dining areas. On the Leisure concept, the interior dining table is situated at the main deck entry through the convex shaped sliding doors and the alfresco dining table arrangement is situated one deck above on the wheelhouse deck.
For the True Luxury Explorer concept there are two interior dining tables seating 10 people at a time. The purpose of having two inside dining tables is to be able to dine on the sun deck (observation deck) with 360 degrees of view in an enclosed area that can be turned into an alfresco dining area at the touch of a button operating the sliding doors during your voyages in warmer climates. The other dining table is situated right on the wheelhouse deck.
The two layouts designed by Hot Lab has both four (4) large cabins in the central part of lower deck with en suite bathroom, perfect for the actual charter market. The crew has four (4) double cabins, a big crew mess and a laundry. This area is placed at the forward part of the lower deck. The crew area is connected by a dedicated staircase to the fully equipped galley on the main deck. On the starboard side, at the center of the main deck, yacht has a spacious lobby, going forward once arriving in a huge master cabin with a folding balcony, a lounge area, a big vanity and a king size bed. The bathroom is just in front of.
Layout of the upper deck interiors is identical for the two versions. In both – on the back of the wheelhouse – is located the Captain cabin, another day-head and a sky-lounge with two sofas, in connection with the exterior areas. The sundeck is more formal on the True Luxury Explorer version with a big rounded dining table placed in an inside/out area. The Leisure version has a sundeck conceived for full relax with a jacuzzi in the forward part, comfortable loose furnitures in the middle and sunbeds on the back.
The interior style and décor – which are following the taste of the Clients – will be fully personalised by Hot Lab : yacht & design.
Yacht’s muscled hull is designed to “ice class standards” to overcome the harshest marine environments. The propulsion, hull design and interior layout have been arranged and conceived to give to Owner and guests the best possible cruising range and seakeeping capabilities. İn order to give the best range, RMK Marine will provide for two propulsion packages: a diesel/electric option or a diesel only system with no interruption on longer voyages such as transatlantic or transpacific crossings.
Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by RMK Marine.
RMK Marine Shipyard Charter Yacht Images
Available for Sicily luxury yacht charter and other fabulous destinations in Italy, motor sailer MY LOTTY is a lovely 27m (88′) vessel, originally built by Benetti Sail Division in 1983. MY LOTTY superyacht has received a full refit by BR1 Ltd Yacht Management and Refitting, which concluded in 2013. Her new interior, originally designed by Stefano Natucci, was created following Giovanna Locatelli‘s designs and Doyle Sailmakers Italia assisted with sail plan and rigging maintenance.
My Lotty yacht has started her charter season last week of June and is currently sailing the spectacular coastlines of Sicily, with a base in Palermo. Accommodation on board is offered to 8-10 charter guests in 4 or 5 cabin configuration, providing elegant and high-quality facilities.
Twin D2566ME diesel engines power the 27 m charter yacht My Lotty to a top speed of 12 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 9,5 knots. Built in steel and aluminium, MY LOTTY (ex SERENA) features a beam of 6,2m (20’4”) and a maximum draft of 3,45m (11’4”).
More information about charter rates and images of Luxury yacht MY LOTTY here.
The largest island in the Mediterranean and one of Italy’s charter holiday destinations, Sicily is renowned for its varied landscape of white sandy beaches in some parts and black volcanic sandy beaches in other places, azure waters, ancient history as well as exquisite cuisine, amongst others. Embarking on a Sicily luxury yacht charter vacation is rich in everything a sailer could look for: mesmerising landscapes and anchorages, medium-moderate winds throughout the year, fantastic weather and sunshine as well as architectural and historic sites.
Aeolian Islands yacht charter is a great way to spend your cruising holiday around Sicily. Also known as Lipari Islands, they are a volcanic archipelago of eight islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. Lipariis the largest island with others including Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo. The islands are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
Sailing around Sicily and these unique, picturesque islands will leave you relaxed and refreshened. There are numerous beautiful anchorages for you to choose from and enjoy the water toys available on board your charter yacht or simply sit back and take in the magnificent scenery.For more information about Sicily and Lipari Islands yacht charter, or any other destination around the Mediterranean, please contact our professional charter brokers here.
Set to start on August 10, the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2013 will represent the rich New England tradition of classic wooden boat sailing. The event will kick off in Marblehead, one of the North American cultural centres for classic yachting, claimed by many to be the birthplace of the American Navy.
The PCYC North American Circuit consists of three classic sailing contests: the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (August 10th – 11th) in Marblehead (MA), the Opera House Cup (August 18th) in Nantucket (MA) and the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta (August 31st – September 1st) in Newport (RI). Each of these magnificent regattas typically attracts between 50 and 60 classic sailing vessels from around the world.
Prizes are awarded to the winners of each individual class, to the overall regatta winner at each regatta, and to the all-encompassing champion of all three regattas comprising the North American Circuit. The overall winner of each regatta will win a coveted Panerai timepiece, with the overall Circuit winner taking home the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge North American Circuit Trophy – an elegant sculpture reminiscent of a classic sailboat. This much-coveted final prize is awarded at the culmination of Newport’s Museum of Yachting regatta. Valiant, a 12-meter Sparkman & Stephens which hails from Marblehead, took home the PCYC North American Circuit Trophy for Best Overall Performance in the Series in 2012.
Since 2006, Officine Panerai has been celebrating the Brand’s nautical roots in the United States, by bringing together the captains and crews of some of the world’s most majestic classic sailing vessels for three weekends of competition, sportsmanship and camaraderie off the beautiful coastline of New England. This year, captains, crew and VIP guests will be hosted in Nantucket and Newport in a beautiful new Panerai Hospitality Lounge which mirrors the casually-elegant welcoming lounge that is used for Officine Panerai’s Mediterranean regattas.
As has become tradition, in continued support of Panerai North America’s founding sponsorship of the non-profit organization Sailing Heals the company will once again host patient and caregiver sails in conjunction with each host city’s local medical centers and clinics. Sailing Heals’ mission is to provide unique sailing and boating experiences to individuals, families, caregivers and staff who may be experiencing a health setback or loss where all can benefit from a congenial, relaxing day on the water.
The IPM Group has once again demonstrated their commitment to the environment as well as safety, with the blue flags received by three of its ports: Marina Ibiza, Marina Port de Mallorca and Marina Palma Cuarentena. Every year, the Spanish ports are honoured with the blue flag by the Association of environmental education ADEAC in order to encourage high principles of environmental information, education and management, together with the quality of services, security and water.
The ceremony took place in the Cala D´Or Marina with the President of ADEAC in charge, Mr. José Sánchez Moro and the General Director of Ports and Aeroports Antonio Deudero who were responsible for handing in the flags.
The criteria used for awarding the blue flag distinction are the creation of an environmental policy, actions related to the cleaning of the water, waste, energy consumption, security, health and the use of environmentally-friendly products. The IPM Group maintains the basic principles for caring about the delicate natural balance of the Balearic Islands and sharing this philosophy with their users through information about the flora and fauna as well as offering tips for taking care of the environment to all the vessels mooring in their ports.
Marina Ibiza and Marina Port de Mallorca renew their blue flags while Marina Palma receives this award for the first time. It should be noted that Marina Ibiza is the only port from this island which has achieved this accreditation this year. These three eco-friendly ports have green zones within its facilities where you can find containers to sort recyclables and hazardous waste, as well as facilities marked for pumping bilge water and waste.
With this distinction, the IPM Group, through Marina Ibiza, Marina Port de Mallorca and Marina Palma Cuarentena again show the quality of its services and its facilities, as well as its effective environmental control system.
The brand new Cockwells 9.5m Owners Tender hit the water for the first time this week. The Cockwells 9.5m superyacht tender has been built for the gorgeous 73m Vitruvius series mega yacht ‘Grace E’ (hull C.2189), presently in build at Perini Navi in Italy. Below is a video of this stylish tender, undergoing sea trials.
While going through sea trials in the Carrack Roads around Falmouth, Cockwells was joined by the Captain and Chief Engineer from luxury motor yacht ‘Grace E’, who were satisfied with the excellent performance, as well as build quality.
Twin Yanmar diesels, each of 315hp, delivered the Cockwells 9.5m yacht tender an amazing maximum speed of over 40 knots. For slower handling, the joystick control permits precise manoeuvring in the tightest of spaces, which is ideal for berthing in crowded marinas.
The cockpit offers a sociable space for 12 guests and 2 crew. The high back seating positioned all-round the cockpit means guests can sit safely in comfort and remain dry at high speeds.
The Cockwells 9.5m Owners Tender to the 73m Perini Navi superyacht Grace E has been completed to the high standards, Cockwells is now well known for. The company believes they have created something special for the bespoke tender market.
The SY 38 is the biggest stainless steel windlass ever designed and manufactured by the New Zealand company.
The new model is featured by a 38mm maximum chain size and it is available as hydraulic or electric, driven by a 22kW motor.
Maxwell Marine is currently manufacturing two AC powered SY38’s in its New Zealand factory for a 90 meter superyacht, in addition to a complete ancillary anchoring package consisting of two VC32 (320 mm warping drum diameter) stern handling capstans and two mirror polished Chain Stopper/Tensioner units, along with other support equipment such as Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), hand held windlass controllers/chain counters and an integrated electronic windlass monitoring helm station system and chain counter linked to the vessel’s on board computer.
“The brand new SY 38 and the supply for a 90-m yacht confirms the company ability – commented Marco Donà from Saim Marine – to offer customers top quality equipment, in response to the demand for larger superyachts by boatyards and naval architects and engineers all over the world”.
Plenty of New Zealand marine companies, including yacht manufacturers, designers, as well as suppliers, can be proud of their contributions to numerous award-winning vessels. This year, the multi award-winning 100-foot composite sailing catamaran yacht Quintessential represents this excellent collaboration of Kiwi expertise.
Naval architecture/exterior styling: Warwick Yacht Design and Yachting Developments
Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon and Warwick Yacht Design
Builder: Yachting Developments
Carbon fibre mast: Southern Spars
Sails: Doyle Sails
- Judges’ Special Award for Catamarans (Neptune) at the World Superyacht Awards 2013
- Winner, Interior Design – Sailing Yachts in the 2013 Showboats Design Awards
- Finalist in the 2013 Showboats Design Awards categories:
Exterior Design and Styling – Sailing Yachts
Interior Layout – Sailing Yachts
Recreational Area for Guest Use
Below is a selection of the beautiful charter yachts built by Yachting Developments.
Yachting Developments Charter Yacht Images