For the launch of Bordeaux 60, CNB and the Group’s various networks joined forces with internationally well-known talents –Philippe Briand as naval architect and Hugon Couëdel Design for ergonomics and interior design. The brief given to the design team emphasized the wish to create a 60’ with large yacht appeal, seaworthy and easy to sail with a limited crew.
For a base price of 1,089,817 USD ex Tax, while meeting the CNB fundamentals: sturdy construction Cat A CE norm, (...) > Full story
The Chevrolet Cup at Seafair held this weekend in Seattle was an amazing hydroplane race won by Steve David of the Oh Boy! Oberto team with an average speed over 136 mph. David declared after the race: “This was an emotional weekend for the entire team. This team worked so hard and they gave me a little pep talk before I went out there and I think it all worked.”
David Bryant of the Hoss Mortgage Investors team won the second place with an average speed over 133 mph followed closely by J. (...) > Full story
The first leg of the 2007 Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro finished at Crosshaven. Today begun the second stage of the competition, a 344 miles race from Crosshaven to Brest.
Thierry Duprey du Vorsent, at the helm of Domaine du Mont d’Arbois, crossed the finish line of the first leg of the Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro at Crosshaven in 24th position, in a time of 12 hr 08 min 22 sec. Thierry also finished fourth among the 14 rookies in the race.
As expected, the first leg was an (...) > Full story
Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani is relishing the prospect of a return to racing in Oslo at the Scandinavian Grand Prix - round 3 of the WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship (Sunday, 12 August) - the scene of his maiden Grand Prix win with Matteo Nicolini in 2004, and the last time the city staged a round of the World Championship. Sheikh Hassan declared “I have great memories of that first Class 1 win in Oslo in 2004. Those happy memories will never go away. The result came after a big (...) > Full story
After Aquada and Quadski I think now it’s time to present you Humdinga the first “real” 4x4. No terrain, no water will ever stop Humdinga.
The 5-seater Humdinga powered by a 350 BHP engine is capable of travelling on land 100 mph and on water at 40 mph.
Although the new application utilizes the same patented HSA technological platform as the Aquada, it shares no common component parts or systems with its predecessor. It has been designed specifically to access remote and hostile (...) > Full story
The International Superyacht Society released its lists of finalists for the 2007 International Design Awards. These yachts represent the very finest naval architecture, design, interiors, engineering and builds the large yacht industry. The individual selection of each finalist results from ISS membership voting for five finalists each in five categories from nominees submitted throughout the year by the large yacht industry’s leading builders, designers and stewards. The winning (...) > Full story
Formula is celebrating the 2008 model year by introducing the all new Formula 350 Sun Sport. It’s a perfect step up for the many satisfied owners of Formula Sun Sports as well as all other power boaters searching for a better way to enjoy day boating. There is a wealth of new amenities included in the 350’s superb styling by Formula’s exclusive designer, John Adams, and as the largest Sun Sport to date, the 350 continues Formula’s legacy as a prime choice of experienced and beginning day (...) > Full story
Tomorow the 40th Sydney International Boat Show will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre & Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour, Sydney Australia. The Boat Show will end on August 7. The public can visit the halls between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM and the marina from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
You’ll find 6 jam-packed halls full of the best the marine industry has to offer as well as a specially built marina in Cockle Bay with more than 300 large boats. The diversity of marine (...) > Full story
Tomorrow one of the oldest solo races in the world will begin. In Ouistreham Bay at Caen, Thierry Duprey du Vorsent and Domaine du Mont d’Arbois, from Gitana Team will line up at the start of the 38th Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro at 15:00 hours on Tuesday 31 March. For its 2007 edition, the legendary solo event brings together a large and prestigious fleet of 50 Figaro Bénéteau class vessels. A newcomer to the event like 13 other skippers, Thierry Duprey du Vorsent is up against some (...) > Full story
Sail gives way to power on the Isle of Wight over the August Bank Holiday weekend when the Powerboat P1 British Grand Prix of the Sea roars into life. Building upon the 47 year heritage of the Cowes Powerboat Festival, this entertainment-packed event has been extended to four days, a reflection of its growing popularity. More than 120 craft are expected to assemble in Cowes, including many of the world’s top racing craft and crew, and organizers predict spectator numbers will exceed last (...) > Full story