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  • Turning Over A New Yacht

    Turning Over A New Yacht

    Project 400 was drawn by Dykstra Naval Architects (naval architecture/exterior design) and Mark Whitely (exterior and interior design). The 81m aluminum hull has space for 12 guests including owners and a crew of 13. Although it is an impressive project, the yacht will have a Panamax height (and a carbon rig by Rondal). Furthermore, the yacht is the largest to date by Royal Huisman by volume (Athena is the longest with 90m including bowsprit – hull has a length of 79.25 m). This new one ...
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  • Refit Complete For Francis Joyon And Idec Sport Max Tri

    Refit Complete For Francis Joyon And Idec Sport Max Tri

    REFIT COMPLETE FOR FRANCIS JOYON’S IDEC SPORT MAXI-TRIMARAN 22 Mar 2018 | News This week, Francis Joyon’s maxi-trimaran, IDEC SPORT completed an extremely beneficial hibernation in Vannes on the hard standing area at the Multiplast yard. Today, she was put back in the water and her mast stepped. She is now equipped with her new foils, aimed at rejuvenating this record-breaking boat that was initially launched back in 2006. The thorough update that Francis ...
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  • 3DL To 3Di Conversion Complete

    3DL To 3Di Conversion Complete

    NORTH SAILS COMPLETES SHIFT FROM 3DL to 3Di PRODUCT LINES Increased manufacturing capacity in Minden (Nevada, USA) and Sri Lanka focuses on 3Di sails output for small boats The beginning of 2018 marks a milestone for North Sails as the company completes a 10-year transformation from 3DL string laminates to 3Di molded composite sail structures. North Sails was at the forefront of the mylar and yarn laminated construction wave with its groundbreaking 3DL sails. 3DL sails dominated performan...
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  • Electrek All Electric Ferry

    Electrek All Electric Ferry

    The operators of the first all-electric ferry in Norway are starting to get some good data on the vehicle and it’s nothing short of impressive. They claim that the all-electric ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80% compared to fuel-powered counterparts and the results are attracting customers. The ferry in question is called “Ampere” and it was put into operation back in May 2015 with the aim to reduce NOx and CO2 emissions, as well as noise pollution on the water. ...
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  • The Game Changer: CrewWatcher MOB Device

    The Game Changer: CrewWatcher MOB Device

    Crew watching Just “flip the switch” and watch as all systems turn green. Monitor the battery and signal strength in real time. You will be able to tell if anything is wrong at a glance. Every second, the phone checks if the beacon is not in the water and if the connection is not lost. Automatic alarm If an activated beacon detects water or loses its signal, the app will automatically sound an alarm within three seconds, clearly stating what happened; “Man overboard". The...
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  • Low Budget Cruiser

    Low Budget Cruiser



    Gotta love the enthusiasm for getting the most out of one jetski......
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  • Alerion Yachts Saved From Extinction

    Alerion Yachts Saved From Extinction

    NEW OWNER FOR ALERION YACHTS (NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI) November 20, 2017 - Alerion Yachts, the luxury daysailing brand renowned for its combination of stunning, traditional lines and modern sailing performance, is now owned by a marine industry veteran who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the brand. Peter Johnstone is the new Owner of Alerion Yachts. "It felt natural to do this," says Johnstone. "Alerion Yachts' timeless design and New England build quality are unmatched in the ...
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  • Maxi Banque Populaire IX Launches

    Maxi Banque Populaire IX Launches

    Two years and more than 135,000 hours of reflection, work and energy have enabled Team Banque Populaire and Armel Le Cléac'h to give birth to the Maxi Banque Populaire IX, a new generation racing multihull. This new Ultim, handy solo, able to be propelled over the water and chiseled for the most beautiful adventures around the globe, touched the water today at 12:20 in Lorient. It was an ambitious and daring challenge two years ago, it is today a jewel of innovation of 14 tons. Those who i...
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  • Lois Sails Again!

    Lois Sails Again!




    Lois Lane made her 1st sailing event in quite some time last week,
    entering in the RYC's Wednesday Night Beer Can regatta. Owner Tony Carr has spent the past 5 years putting in a bundle of time and money rehabbing the 1977 Wylie 40'
    cold moulded IOR speedster, which, without his effort, would most certainly have ended up in a landfill.

    Still a work in progress, Tony was happy as could be to finally get her rig installed earlier this summer...
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  • No Strings Attached

    No Strings Attached



    Secret testing going on with the crews at Slingshot!

    An inflatable kite, sans all the messy strings combined with a foil board set up!...
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  • Gitana Relaunched With Shorthanded Emphasis
    by Photoboy



    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild relaunched


    Wednesday, may 11, 2022 - Early yesterday morning, the large doors to the Gitana shed were opened to release the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild from her five-month refit. Enjoying a ringside seat, her skipper, Charles Caudrelier, looked on attentively, though his mind is already geared towards the open ocean and the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the major meet in the team’s 2022 race schedule. For its 12th
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    05-11-2022, 10:12 AM
  • FlyingNikka Splashes
    by Photoboy
    "FlyingNikkais in the water! Incredible effort by King Marine, project manager Miguel Costa, and all the systems suppliers to get this complex and challenging design first imagined by Roberto Lacorte to the water on a schedule set a year ago. Congratulations and thanks to all."
    Mark Mills






    Designed by a team coordinated by Irish designer Mark Mills of Studio Mills Design, FlyingNikka , 19 meters long and equipped with latest generation...
    05-07-2022, 09:42 AM
  • Elevator And Rudder Rake For Nacra 17
    by Photoboy
    Fresh for Paris 2024, the Nacra 17 fleet will debut two upgrades to the rudder system in Palma 2022. Following the Tokyo Olympics, an updated elevator and an adjustable rudder rake system were approved by class membership for onward use. Heading toward Palma 2022, teams competing will now be using these updated systems. The updated elevator is much the same as before but has been modified to provide a safer profile to the fleet. It is slightly asymmetric, reducing the amount it pro...
    02-28-2022, 07:09 PM
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis Of IMOCA Build Revealed
    by Photoboy
    Lifting the lid on boat build impacts for a more sustainable industry In brief: Results from top US offshore sailing team’s life cycle assessment of construction of new race boat highlights requirement for radical change in class rules for construction of performance yachts. CO2 footprint of building one offshore boat has increased by two-thirds over the past 10 years: 550 tCO2e, equivalent to construction of 105 midsize cars. 11th Hour Racing Team calls for marine industry emissions and m...
    02-17-2022, 11:12 AM
  • Expanding Hydrogen Into Commercial Cargo Shipping
    by Photoboy
    Energy Observer 2: a new zero-emission ship to meet the objectives of the International Maritime Organization Since its creation, Energy Observer pushes the limits of maritime decarbonation. After having developed an autonomous laboratory vessel with the first complete hydrogen chain, capable of producing its own hydrogen with its surplus of renewable energies, Energy Observer is taking a new step by launching the design of the most representative ship of the maritime transport industry: a multi...
    02-07-2022, 03:03 PM
  • Emirates Team New Zealand Hydrogen Foiling Chase Boat In Fitout Preparing For Launch
    by Photoboy
    Auckland, New Zealand - 6th February 2022 Emirates Team New Zealand’s prototype hydrogen foiling chase boat is in the final stages of a complex fit out prior to its launch in March. The construction of the boat was started in August 2021 at the team’s North Shore build facility, the appendage construction is in its final stages and the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain installation is underway at the team’s base in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. The construction of the boat ...
    02-07-2022, 02:54 PM
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