On 21 June, in the perfect setting of the Principality of Monaco, Lady Anne, before a crowd of industry VIPs attending the annual award-giving event, was named "Outstanding Achievement in Motor Yachts" for 2006. Somewhat like the Oscar "Lifetime Achievement" award, this honor does not specify any single aspect of the yacht’s creation, but awards the totality of the work by designers, shipyard, subcontractors, suppliers, captain, project managers and, in this case, the (...) > Full story
What do you think about always having your catamaran near you? I think it’s a great idea! Let’s say that you’re driving your car for a couple of hours on a hot summer day and you pass near a lake and think that you really need to take a break, to relax. What’s more relaxing than sailing? Nothing! Ok, in that moment the sailing craft from MiniCat really comes on handy. The only thing you have to do is to take it out of your trunk and assemble it. After that you can (...) > Full story
Victory 77’s Arif Saif Al Zafeen and Jean-Marc Sanchez took their second consecutive win of the season in last weekend Norwegian Grand Prix to move 11 points clear in the overall world championship standings. Sheikh Hassan Al-Thani and Matteo Nicolini grabbed their second podium of the year, bringing Qatar 96 home in second spot ahead of Victory 7’s, Ahmed Al Suwaidi and Nadir Bin Hendi, also making it two podiums in two races.
Starting from second spot on the front row, Al (...) > Full story
The teams participating the 2007 Class 1World Powerboat Championship are ready for the second race of the season, the Norwegian race in Arendal. Everyone is preparing their powerboats for this weekend’s Norwegian Grand Prix. Nicola Giorgi and Tomaso Polli declared: “We have upgraded the engine which gives us more power and top speed, maybe 10-15 mph. The boat is good in terms of acceleration, at the start and in the corners, but more top-end speed is what we needed. Of course, rough (...) > Full story
The Royal Cape Yacht Club and its Team Shosholoza have lodged a challenge for the 33rd America’s Cup with the Société Nautique de Genève, the Defending yacht club.
Team Shosholoza founder and managing director Captain Salvatore Sarno confirmed that he has sent a Notice of Entry and submitted the necessary paperwork and fee as outlined in the Protocol for the 33rd America’s Cup.
Captain Sarno’s Team Shosholoza was a novice team in the recently concluded 32nd (...) > Full story
Are you sick of the trouble you have when you are trying to get your boat of the trailer into the water? You remember the time when you almost drove your car into the water? Or when you were so angry you couldn’t find a suitable place to approach your car near the water that you drove back home and forgot about your plans for that day?
You’re not going to have those problems anymore because Sealegs International Ltd confirmed today that its new 23.29 ft. (7.1 m) amphibious (...) > Full story
Based on the super yacht Pilgrim Project and brainchild of Andre Hoek and Luca Bassani, WallyNano is the new daysailer uniquely combining classic lines with the most advanced construction technology, design techniques and sailing features: she is stylish, appealing, timeless and fast.
The challenge was to design an innovative boat in this already widely exploited size range: a completely new and unique project combining all the Wally features like the flush deck, the clean lines, the (...) > Full story
Imagine a vehicle unlike any other. A vehicle that is exciting, exceptional and unique. This is the Gibbs Aquada, the vehicle that will transform your life. This exciting and unique vehicle is capable of over 100mph on land and in excess of 30mph on water.
Entering the water is simple as “riding a bike”, the only think that you’ll have to do is to press a button and to drive into the water. Aquada does everything else: it raises automatically the wheels and you’ll have to (...) > Full story
Porsche Design Studio has joined forces with Fearless Yachts to design an unparalleled collection of high speed, custom luxury boats and yachts under the Fearless Yachts brand. This partnership brings together the style and performance of both the marine and automotive disciplines to create a dynamic new luxury offering for the boating industry.
"The cooperation with Fearless Yachts allowed us to create something bold and new that perfectly reflects our design philosophy. Porsche (...) > Full story
Are you fed up with the random movement of your boat when the waves hit the hull? Seakeaper thought about that and they made two innovative systems that keep your boat on a “straight line”.
The first one is the Seakeeper 7000 Gyro - a spinning flywheel in a vacuum enclosure that resists boat roll at low speed when it is allowed to tilt, based on inputs from a motion sensing computer. The 7000 Gyro can be installed on boats that have from 35 feet up. On bigger boats – from 55 feet up – can (...) > Full story