Porsche design announced that the RFF135 motor yacht will be revealed in the second quarter of 2011. With a total length of more than 40 meters the RFF135 has a very modern design and reflects the dynamic lines of the hull. The typical Porsche design is unmistakable: luxurious, functional and without a trace of any ornate opulence. A sleek outline combined with authentic, high quality and comfortable materials give the interior real flair.
"Unlike most 135 foot yachts, the complete hull of the RFF135 is not made of fibreglass, but entirely of aluminum", said Roland Heiler, Managing Director of Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See. "Inside, you will find materials typical for Porsche Design: brushed stainless steel and aluminium, leather for the seats and wall coverings, together with carbon fibre. The customer has the final say. They can personalise their catamaran in cooperation with us, entirely to their own taste."
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
Earthrace crew finished the repairs and prepares for a new attempt to break the world record in 2008. Like before the previous attempt to break the record they will begin whit a world tour that promotes the biodiesel fuel.
The logistics coordinator Allison Thompson said last month: “We intend to get underway and head north as soon as Earthrace is launched, look for us initially in the Baltic starting 19 July at the Halmstad, Maritime Festival”.
The mission of Earthrace in each port of (...) > Full story
Venice became from 14 to 17 June the guest of the third leg of the Pershing Sea Show after Split and Mallorca. The city welcomed as it knows best customers, dealers, press and special guests. Venice was the perfect location for the Sea Show – a combination of press conferences, sea trials, parties, elegant dinners and of course fireworks.
The Pershing president, Tilli Antonelli declared after the Venice Sea Show: “The Venice event has been a great success also considering the sales figures (...) > Full story
“We gave it our best shot” declare the Earthrace skipper.
While crossing the Mediterranean Sea Earthrace encountered several storms that stalled Earthrace’s speed from 22 knots to 10 knots (25.31 mph to 11.50 mph) as they battled head seas of 15 feet and 50 knot (57.53 mph) wind gusts. The powerboat suffered structural damage to its main hull and the crew decided on 31 May to abandon the world record attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
The Mediterranean Sea storms where not the first (...) > Full story
Earthrace continues its quest to break the world record for circumnavigation of the globe by a powerboat. Earthrace entered the Red Sea May 22 2007, with a Northern path towards the Suez Canal.
Traveling north up the Red Sea is generally regarded as being one of the more difficult sea-going passages because of traditionally large head seas, however, Pete Bethune, the skipper of Earthrace, said this morning that “we are experiencing reasonably flat and calm conditions in the Red Sea which is (...) > Full story
Since leaving Singapore just on a week ago, Earthrace found itself engulfed in the Bay or Bengal’s first monsoon of the season. According to Earthrace captain, Pete Bethune, on leaving Singapore, the forecast was for moderate winds only, but within 24 hours this had all changed to a full monsoon. As Earthrace rounded Banda Aceh, on the tip of Indonesia, it found itself head on into big seas and strong winds, and these continued for three days, all the way to Cochin, India, where the boat (...) > Full story
Earthrace is back on track in its attempt to break the world powerboat record for circumnavigation of the globe - while using only renewable fuels. In 1998 the British boat Cable & Wireless set the present record having made the 24,500 nautical mile journey in 75 days.
Earthrace began its world record attempt on March 10, 2007 from Barbados, and headed west. However, Earthrace had a tough start to the race. On its first leg from Barbados to Panama, its new state of the art carbon (...) > Full story
Earthrace is currently undergoing engine repairs in Koror, however the damage has been more extensive than originally anticipated.
Earthrace Captain, Pete Bethune, says on removing the head, one of the exhaust valves was found to have a 0.19 in x 0.19 in square chip missing from one side, with no suggestion as to what might have caused the failure.
Of greater concern is damage to the piston. The top surface has metal shards from the valve embedded in it, and a section has melted away (...) > Full story