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September 7, 2017 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Lucky Student Gets To Name A New Yacht And Sail It

A LUCKY student was taken to the water in a yacht after winning a competition “naming the vessel.”


The winners of the completion were Hayden Jennings, from Ramsey’s two Village Primary School entered in the competition Essex outdoors for pupils to name three Dufour Drakkar yachts.

The five year old student Hayden won the competition, he named a seven-meter day boats “The Merryweather.”

There were two more students present who secured the second and the third position. The students were from St Francis Catholic Primary School of Maldon. The named the two different boats “Osea Pearl” and “Seas the Day”.

Now, the students who have won the competition will be invited in the naming ceremony with their teachers along with five classmates. Here, they will spend some time on the yacht unveiling and an activity session. Here, they will also get an opportunity to participate in the high ropes and the climbing activities on the boat. (more…)

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April 1, 2017 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Winners Of 2017 F18 Australian Championships

The racing took place on 30th January with the remaining 2 races to be scheduled.


The leaders of the race Daniel and Nathan Van Kerckhof were clinging on to a 4 point lead on the Windrush team of Lachlan Gibson and Brett Burvill. The Van Kerckhof brothers completed 2nd by Brett Burvill in the previous year in a series. Therefore, they were determined to defeat them this year. Before the race, Daniel was seen on the shore with a swollen foot and taking painkillers due to a broken foot. Despite of that, he did not give up jumping on the boat and successfully finished off the regatta.

In the race 11, the brothers fought well and scored 2nd position. This was a reason enough to compel the Van Kerckhof brothers to achieve victory in 2017 F18 Australian Championships. In the race 12, the series was finished off by Burvill with a bullet which was followed by Van Kerckhof brothers. They stood in the first portion and made their team and fan followers proud. (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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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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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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December 13, 2014 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Ainslie Promises Never-Seen-Before AmCup Experience In Portsmouth

British sailing hero Ben Ainslie has assured his fans and other yachting enthusiasts of a unique “never-seen-before” experience with AmCup as Portsmouth was declared to host 2 prep races for the 2017 edition of the most prestigious yachting championship.

Portsmouth, which acts as the home ground for Britain Royal Navy, would be staging AmCup events in 2015 July & 2016 July. The events are estimated to cost around 60 million pounds (76 million Euros, 94 million USD) to this English south-coastal city.

Ben has decided to base BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) in Portsmouth to prepare for tilt in 2017 America’s Cup.

“The previous ACWS can be said to be sort of game changer here in sailing. The championship was quite entertaining & pleased the crowds”, shared Ben. “The latest AC45 catamarans to be used at the upcoming AmCup would be faster & even more thrilling in comparison to those used in previous genre. We assure an incredible event, something that you haven’t seen earlier- come & cheer for us.”

Keith Mills, deputy chairman for the organizing body for 2012 London Olympics & founder-father of TEAMORIGIN, noted- “I am very passionate regarding getting world-standard sporting events right here in Great Britain. It’s a matter of great delight for us that ACWS championship would be heading to Portsmouth in the coming edition.”

Mills’ company has been entrusted to manage the ACWS prep races to be staged at Portsmouth.

“This would not only be something really spectacular but it would also feature Portsmouth, Great Britain & South Coast on global stage- it would help to deliver economic advantages to the very city & sponsors involved in the event.”

“Our plans cover something more than any 2 action-backed long weekends”, Mills added in. we’re even setting up a 3-year activation program.”

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