October 31, 2016 / by admin / Yachts / No Comments

Fisher Wins Alton’s RS Vareo Race

The RS Vareo Grand Prix was held from the 3rd September to 4th September 2016 by the Alton Water Sailing Club. There were four races held on Day one.

The RS Valero event in the club regatta made held with spate starts and the teams’ good use of the lake. The winds were light during the start of the race and offered shifts and gusts during the course of the race.

Luke Fisher got to a great start and went ahead of the fleet in the first leg, thanks to the left shift. Nick Crickmore and Mark Smith battled for the 2nd position and finally Nick got to the end of the race in the 2nd position. Nick captured the lead during race 2, but Luke had a good run and caught up with him on the last run to register his 2nd race victory – a testament to all his practice on the Scotland bareboat charters over the summer. (more…)

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October 8, 2016 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

America Enters Extreme Sailing

In the Extreme Sailing Series there are seven international teams that are competing.


A wild card entry has come in to represent America known as Vega Racing. This team would be competing in the Act 6 of the series taking part in the Madeira Islands. The fleet will come in with GC32s which work on the hydro foiling technique. The team would debut between the days 22nd to 25th September on the waters of these Portuguese islands.

Vega Racing comes in with Brad Funk as the skipper and team principal. The team would be taking part of the first two acts in this race. Funk is known to be an accomplished sailor who has been part of the US Sailing team from the age of 17. He has represented his country in 49er class as well as in the Laser class. This kind of background definitely will help him line up against the best of the sailing teams in one week. He feels that being able to be part of the Extreme Sailing Series is akin to having one’s dream come true. The goal of the team is to be able to develop their skills which can help them perform in 2017 and bring on board a team of Americans. (more…)

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August 6, 2016 / by admin / Yachts / No Comments

Sailors Compete in Lipton Cup Regatta

Sailors belonging to different age groups took part in the 30th Lipton Cup Regatta which was held at Squantum Yacht Club on the 2nd week of July this month.

The City of Quincy was the best place to be for all sailors as the competition took place on 9th July where in more than 100 sailors competed in the fabulous competition of sailing. The weather of Quincy was great as the winds were brisk that made several boats to finish many races in 2 days. The last boats that came in Sunday late afternoon had made all others complete a minimum of 5 races and in some cases there were around 7 to 8 finished races. (more…)

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April 7, 2016 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Prince Haakon replied to all the criticism after luxury yacht holiday

Crown Prince Haakon has shared his opinion following all the public criticism he attracted because of a holiday recently which saw the Prince and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, his wife, relished their time abroad on the superyacht Mia-Elise.

Well, it actually cost two million Norwegian Krone, or around £158000 a week to rent.
On Tuesday, while speaking out for his eleven-year-old daughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s scout tour, Crown Prince Haakon defended all his actions and stated that he would not have done anything in a different way.
Prince Haakon reportedly stated that he has seen that there has been a whole lot of interest around this. For them, it was an invite one of their close buddies. They were visiting for a few days. There has been a lot of speculation regarding the whole thing. It was as simple as that. He added that he does not think that he has any special interests in Norway at all.
This holiday garnered a huge deal of debate in Norway because of the yacht’s great fuel consumption that some people believe is contradictory with the pair’s focus on environmental related problems. In fact, their failure to expose who paid for the luxurious trip was also met with some issues.

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January 19, 2016 / by admin / Yachts / No Comments

JK Rowling purchases Johnny Depp’s yacht

J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, has purchased Hollywood actor Johnny Depp’s grand yacht for around £22million. The 50 year old Brit writer spellbound after seeing the actor’s 156 foot long vessel with three large decks.

Amphitrite yacht

Depp, the Pirates of the Caribbean star, spent approximately £5million in renovating the vessel that can accommodate ten guests in 5 cabins as well as 9 crew members. The yacht was named Vajoliroja after Depp’s ex partner Vanessa Paradis as well as their kids Lily-Rose and Jack. After his break up, he renamed it to Amphitrite (named after the Greek sea goddess). (more…)

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May 10, 2015 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Super yacht with Italian styling

If, by chance, you have missed the Palm Beach International Yacht Show, then there is a little peek into the Italian shipyard Benetti’s interpretation, the Cakewalk – it is all about poetry in motion, and it surely it takes the cake, with its aerodynamic Italian styling as well as interiors of warm burr and cherry walnut contrasted versus cool pale marble.

James Clark, who is a sales broker with Burgess, said that its best feature, in addition to being refitted recently by the owner’s team in Fort Lauderdale, is that this is ready for the all new owners. And it would be a really great charter vessel. The boat is priced at $29.5 million.

Made in the year 2003, Cakewalk underwent an equipment transition this year, with new decor by Liz Dalton. The boat could accommodate thirteen guests in 6 cabins. The full-beam stateroom is put together in a split-level pattern. Fore on the primary deck – from the foyer and stairwell and via the office of the owner, the bedroom is plush, large and elegant, along with 2 bathrooms. After that, proceed up a central set of stairs and conciliate into a comfortable observation lounge to relish panoramic sights. (more…)

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May 7, 2015 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

1901 steam yacht set to put on auction

Primrose Potter recalls watching ENA sail across Sydney Harbour when she was a young girl. The great-great-great-grandfather of her daughter was Thomas Dibbs – the yacht’s original owner and the person who actually commissioned ENA in 1900 for Triphena, his wife.

Ms Potter told that Thomas Dibbs used to take the then-governor out on every Sunday. Well, it was really a great way of living that time. She remembered it quite well seeing it go up and down the harbor; she believes that it was a much more gracious life back then. (more…)

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April 24, 2015 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Most yachts might pass over Maryland waters without a bay pilot

Very soon, the Maryland waters might see more large yachts under a brand new law passed in Annapolis which is anticipated to be a real boon for the marinas and tourist destinations of the state. This law lets for pleasure boats up to two hundred feet long to sail state waters without an accredited bay pilot. Earlier, the law needed vessels longer than seventy nine feet to hire a pilot.

Believes as an emergency legislation, the new law was signed by Gov. Larry Hogan earlier o Tuesday and it took effect from Wednesday, in time for boating season, said the advocates. Its passage was received well by marina operators from Baltimore and Annapolis, who expect to see more yachts owned as well as chartered by well-heeled make their way into Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore Marine Centers Jessie Bowling, which deals with 5 marinas in the harbor, told that these vessels spend tens of thousands of dollars alone on one fuel bill, plus money on provisioning, local entertainment, tourism and repairs. (more…)

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February 13, 2015 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Worlds very first yacht just for women

Lidia Bersani, the Luxury designer, has made the very first luxury mega yacht along with a female in her mind, La Belle. The yacht is gold and white on the outer side and decked out with fur, crystal and flowers for discerning woman, who are looking for luxury.

Just 6 cabins, La Belle could sleep twelve guests comfortably, all decorated with same opulent manner. The luxury spa region has all the things and more that includes a hamman, hydromassage pool, sauna as well as infrared sauna, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a small fitness club.

Spanning more than 5 impressive decks, the yacht sports a huge range of special features along with the spa that includes a few lounges as well as dining places with facilities for live music; beauty centre, library with fireplace; disco club, few bars and a theatre. (more…)

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