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2015 ELAN E1

2015 ELAN E1

The Elan E1, dubbed “the pocket rocket”, was designed for maximum ease-of-use and ease-of-ownership, while ensuring superior sailing performance associated with her bigger siblings, the E1 offers a new concept of ownership.

Minimizing every stage of preparation for a sailing vacation, a number of innovative solutions enable you to pack, drive and sail in no time. Like other day sailers, Elan E1 doesn’t require a berth in the marina, thus saving considerable cost, while her limited weight doesn’t demand big towing cars.

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The Aeroboat Could Be The Boat Of Your Dreams For $4M

The Aeroboat Could Be The Boat Of Your Dreams For $4M

It’s a silly question, but in the interest of what I’m about to tell you, I’m compelled to still ask: do any of you have anywhere from $4 million to $5 million just lying around in your house? I posed the question because in the event that you do and you don’t know what to do with it, I might be able to interest you in buying the Aeroboat, a luxury speed boat that’s limited to only 10 units and comes with all the pomp and elegance that justifies its exorbitant price tag.

The Aeroboat is the brainchild of Claydon Reeves, considered in the boat business as one of the pre-eminent super yacht designers in the world. Reeves is known for a lot of things and one of them is his unflinching belief in offering only the purest of pure luxury yachts. It’s no wonder that the same principles were applied to the development of the Aeroboat.

One of the boat’s most prominent features is its Rolls-Royce-sourced 27-liter Merlin V-12 engine, which can be tuned in various configurations to produce anywhere from 1,500 horsepower all the way up to 2,500 ponies. That much power can carry the Aeroboat to speeds of up to 75 knots. Pretty incredible, right?

Customization is another distinctive characteristic of the Aeroboat. According to Reeves, the exterior of the boat can be customized - to a certain extent, at least - by any prospective owner. The boat will retain its Submarine Spitfire-inspired design and it’ll still make use of materials like Kevlar, carbon fiber, and lightweight wood veneers. But each of the limited number of boats can be configured to an owner’s tastes and needs. Once built, the Aeroboat can accommodate anywhere from four to six passengers depending on what the owner likes.

The Aeroboat is living proof that living a life of luxury has its perks. It also has a price, and if it does sell for at least $4 million, we’ll all be in agreement that said price will be as steep as a canyon.

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Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition

Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition

Ducati in collaboration to Cigarette Racing Team has unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show the new Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition. The new boat is powered by two 1,100hp Mercury Racing engines that will sprint it to a top speed of 120 mph. The 42X is painted in white with a Ducati Red racing stripe, while the interior features red accents and a specially designed stereo from JL Audio.

"We are delighted to team up with Cigarette Racing Team, the Ducati of the sea. This new 42X Ducati Edition brings together the two legends of performance, design and racing heritage. I am very excited to announce this exciting boat, and feel we have found an excellent new partner in the team at Cigarette Racing." Said Gabriele Del Torchio, President and CEO of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.

"We are very proud to announce our partnership with one of the world’s greatest high performance, design and lifestyle brands: Ducati. The relationship between Ducati and Cigarette Racing allows two incredible high performance brands to showcase our passions together in complimentary ways. Ducati is the only motorcycle brand that fits the performance and lifestyle expectations of Cigarette’s customers.” Said Skip Braver, CEO of Cigarette Racing Team.

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The Transat 2008 at Sutton Harbour, Plymouth

The Transat 2008 at Sutton Harbour, Plymouth

After being short listed by The Transat race organizer, OC Events Ltd as one of two UK cities bidding for the start of The Transat 2008, Plymouth has succeeded in defeating the close competition to retain this most historic of ocean yacht races formerly known as the OSTAR.
The Transat, which has started from Plymouth ever since the inaugural race in 1960 when Sir Francis Chichester won the event in just over 40 days, has become synonymous with the city. Steeped in maritime history, The (...)

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Gitana 11 all set for the Rolex Fastnet Race

Gitana 11 all set for the Rolex Fastnet Race

Gitana 11 is preparing to start the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 12 August. The skipper Lionel Lemonchois and his team of five sailors hope that the name Gitana appears again on the trophy this year.
The Fastnet is one of the most prestigious ocean races in the world, and has been organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1925. The minimum length of boats competing in the Fastnet is 9.10m (21 feet), and they can reach maximum lengths of 25m (70 feet).
The race is renowned for its (...)

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2007 Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro – finishing line of the first leg

2007 Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro – finishing line of the first leg

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 extremely (...)

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Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro will start from Caen on Tuesday 31 July at 15:00 hours

Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro will start from Caen on Tuesday 31 July at 15:00 hours

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 (...)

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33rd America's Cup details published

33rd America’s Cup details published

The Swiss Defender led by Ernesto Bertarelli, together with the Société Nautique de Genève and ACM, have made public most of the details for the 33rd edition of the oldest trophy in the world of sport.
Following a new agreement with the Spanish state, the Valencia Regional Government and the Valencia Municipality, the Host City for the 33rd America’s Cup will be Valencia. The event will take place in 2009, between May and July, with two pre-regattas to be held in 2008. One of them will be in (...)

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33rd America's Cup - Two more Challengers subscribed for the trophy

33rd America’s Cup - Two more Challengers subscribed for the trophy

Three weeks after Alinghi beat Emirates Team New Zealand to win the 32nd America’s Cup; two more teams have joined the Challenger of Record, Club Náutico Español de Vela, in challenging Alinghi for the 33rd America’s Cup. Last week, South Africa’s Team Shosholoza (Royal Cape Yacht Club) had its challenge accepted. On Monday, it was TEAMORIGIN (Royal Thames Yacht Club), marking a return to the America’s Cup for the United Kingdom.
Fred Meyer, Vice-Commodore of the Société Nautique de Genève (...)

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America's Cup - Team Shosholoza challenges the 33rd America's Cup

America’s Cup - Team Shosholoza challenges the 33rd America’s Cup

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 America’s Cup in Valencia and the (...)

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Preparing for the 33rd America's Cup

Preparing for the 33rd America’s Cup

Now that the 32nd America’s Cup has finished everyone is thinking about the next edition. So the officials of the America’s Cup decided to reveal some of the protocol for the next edition. Among the highlights was the introduction of a new class of boat, to be 90 feet in length overall, sailed by a crew of around 20 sailors. The final design rule for the new class will be issued on or before 31 December 2007. Also before 31 December 2007 will be announced the next host of the competition, the (...)

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Alinghi wins for the second time the America's Cup

Alinghi wins for the second time the America’s Cup

After seven matches we finally know the winner of the America’s Cup: Alinghi, the swish defender. Emirates Team New Zealand couldn’t defeat the last year winner and lost the 32nd America’s Cup Match with the score 2 to 5. Only 2 victories that’s all that the New Zealand Team obtained from their confrontation with Alinghi.
After two victories in the row obtained by the challenger the Swish pull themselves up and won four matches in a row. The final race was maybe the closest and the most (...)

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America's Cup - All square after four races

America’s Cup - All square after four races

Four days have passed since the 32nd edition of the America’s Cup Mach has begun, and the winner is still insecure. Who will claim this year trophy? Last year’s winner Alinghi or their challenger Emirates Team New Zealand? We’ll have to wait at least three more races to find out. Or maybe five races! I think I’m going to bet on five races! The stake is too high so booth teams will fight until the end of the night race, and maybe after that, who knows? This won’t be the last year when we’ll be (...)

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America's Cup - It's time for the 32nd America's Cup Match

America’s Cup - It’s time for the 32nd America’s Cup Match

For two months the Defender, Alinghi, has been watching the challengers develop and get stronger through the Louis Vuitton Cup. Now it is time for Alinghi to show whether it has what it takes to hold on to the trophy.
From 23rd June until 7th of July Alinghi will race against Emirates Team New Zealend for the 32nd America’s Cup.
Today, 7th June, Emirates Team New Zealand received the Louis Vuitton Cup after winning the fifth race of the Final against Luna Rossa Challenge. The Emirates (...)

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America's Cup - Luna Rossa Challenge is one of the finalists

America’s Cup - Luna Rossa Challenge is one of the finalists

BMW ORACLE Racing and Desafío Español faced "must win" races on Sunday at the Louis Vuitton Cup. The Spanish won and live to race another day. The Americans lost and have been eliminated from the Louis Vuitton Cup.
The American team took to the water with a new skipper in Gavin Brady and new helmsman in Sten Mohr as previous skipper/helmsman Chris Dickson stepped off the boat. But it didn’t change the result - Luna Rossa Challenge led around the race track again, sealing the series (...)

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America's Cup Semi Finals - Desafío Español 2007 and Luna Rossa Challenge are today's winners

America’s Cup Semi Finals - Desafío Español 2007 and Luna Rossa Challenge are today’s winners

May 15
Yesterday BMW ORACLE Racing earned one of the great comebacks in the 32nd America’s Cup, beating Luna Rossa Challenge after trailing by as much as 58 seconds at the first windward mark. The American team was 14 seconds behind at the beginning of the final run, but made a great pass down the left hand side of the race course, streaking past what appeared to be a slower Italian boat.
In the other pairing, Emirates Team New Zealand won the start off Desafío Español 2007 and extended away (...)

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