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World's largest sailing catamaran, coming soon...
By Superyacht Times, ,
7:14 AM Sat 2 Jul 2011
Superyacht Times reports that Hemisphere, the yachting world’s most eagerly awaited sailing catamaran, has commenced sea trials in the UK. Delivery from Pendennis Shipyard is set for late July. With a length overall of 44.2m (145ft) and a gross tonnage of just under 500, Hemisphere will scoop the record as the world's largest luxury sailing catamaran. ...[more]
Why I like my Passport: Two Passport owners tell
By Des Ryan, ,
6:55 AM Fri 24 Jun 2011
Passport Yachts have been designing and building offshore sailing boats since 1979 and have gained a reputation as being some of the finest and most sought after yachts in the world. Be they old or new, owners love them, including the fact that, owing to their high quality build they usually have a very high residual value. Here, two owners speak:. ...[more]
Luxury yacht leading in sustainability and energy conservation
By Nancy Knudsen,
10:27 AM Tue 21 Jun 2011
Sailing Yacht Ethereal is a 2009 58 metre (190 feet) luxury yacht designed by Ron Holland and built by Royal Huisman with interior design by Pieter Beeldsnijder, the ultimate in modern sailing luxury - but that is not what is special about her. ...[more]
Bringing to life an R Boat, the classic, 1926-built Ruweida V
By IYRS/Nancy Knudsen,
6:24 PM Fri 20 May 2011
'It's amazing how much more finished a boat looks once you put a deck on it.' It has been a long journey in Newport Rhode Island since it was decided to bring to life one of the International Yacht Restoration School's most treasured yachts, an R boat called Ruweida V, but this understatement by one of the students working on her says it all. ...[more]
Nautor's Swan does it again - 'Best Production Sailing Yacht 2011'
By Des Ryan, ,
2:15 PM Sat 14 May 2011
Nautor’s Swan has successfully fought off serious global competition this week to win the ‘Asia Boating Award 2011 for Best Production Sailing Yacht’. The Asia Boating Awards are the region’s most established and respected event of its kind which annually receives entries from the world’s leading yacht manufacturers. ...[more]
Yacht Feature: Saffier Se 23, European Yacht of the Year
By Nancy Knudsen, ,
7:06 AM Sat 2 Apr 2011
On 22nd January this year, the Saffier Se 23 beat the Corsair 750 DASH, the J 95, the Knierim P33 and the M 34 as the European Yacht of the Year in the 'special yacht' class. Dennis and Dean Hennevanger received the prize on behalf of the company. So what made 10 journalists from European magazines, choose the Saffier 23 for this prestigious prize? ...[more]
European Yacht of the Year: Luxury Cruiser, the Xc 38
By Nancy Knudsen, ,
6:36 PM Mon 7 Feb 2011
This year the European Yacht of the Year Award in the Luxury Cruiser category went to the company with SUCH a brief name, X Yachts, with their new Xc 38. They beat off strong competition from the Contest 57, the Nordship 350, the Sirius 35 and the Sunbeam 42.1. ...[more]
New superyacht look for 2011? It's The Streets of Monaco
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
10:09 AM Tue 1 Feb 2011
The latest superyacht design does meet a number of challenges – it successfully spends more of the owner's money than ever before - $1.1 billion. If ever built (and I sincerely hope not) it will be the most garish design ever dreamed of (or was it a nightmare?), and make the most ostentatious of modern day superyachts look positively classic, and what an achievement that would be! ...[more]
Featured yacht: 46m SY Christopher, Ron Holland's latest
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
6:45 AM Mon 27 Dec 2010
Launched in December and due to be finished in January, this week's featured yacht is the 46m (150ft) ketch the SY Christopher, Ron Holland's latest design.
She was launched in the UK's Falmouth waters in early December by ship builders Pendennis, who partnered with Ron Holland Design and Palm Beach Yachts International to build the new yacht. . ...[more]
A yacht to dream about: The Focus 800
By Des Ryan, ,
10:41 AM Sat 18 Dec 2010
Crossing oceans may be a fantastic experience and achievement, but setting off for a simple day sail in a superbly crafted piece of good naval design must be the apogee of sailing experiences, and even better if you can do it single handed. And that's just what the Focus 800 is all about... ...[more]
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