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Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:28

VPLP unveils new 24 metre catamaran

French naval architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) have unveiled the VPLP 78’, a new catamaran that will deliver a dynamic sailing experience at the helm, combined with the style and comfort of a much larger yacht. The architects have cleverly distributed all the weight and force of the mast into the roof, so there is no mast bulkhead or pillar in the middle of the salon resulting in unobstructed views. Inside, the galley forms the heart of the yacht, around which four separate lounge and dining areas are arranged, both in the open air or inside the saloon. Within the two hulls, two double en-suite cabins and two twin guest cabins all enjoy private en-suite facilities. The guests are attended to by two crew…
At the beginning of December, Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard, chartered to Niklas Zennström, smashed the course record for the 2,800 nautical mile IMA Transatlantic Race. Since then ICAP Leopard has been based in Antigua and the 30-metre canting keel maxi has hardly been on the dock, entertaining guests in the Caribbean in superyacht luxury, speeding through the Caribbean surf. ICAP Leopard’s next big contest will be the RORC Caribbean 600, which starts from Antigua on the 18th February. In 2009, ICAP Leopard set the record for the 600 in the inaugural race, completing the course in just over 44 hours. However the current course record holder is George David’s Rambler 100, at just over 40 hours. For ICAP Leopard to take back the course record,…
Monday, 21 January 2013 13:31

ASMEX 2013 announces key speakers

The 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) programme is near completion with its release due to be announced shortly. ASMEX 2013 organisers, the Australian Marine International Export Group (AIMEX) and Superyacht Australia have today announced several of the reputable speakers attending this year’s conference including Ed Slack of IBI, Horizon Yachts founder John Lu, Martin Baum of Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, Erwin Bamps of Gulf Craft, New Zealand Marine CEO Peter Busfield and Bryan Jones from Fairline. AIMEX and Superyacht Australia have also confirmed that John Lu, Chief Executive of Horizon Yachts will be speaking. With a degree in naval architecture, Lu has grown and expanded Horizon Yachts by consistently focussing on foreign target markets, inclusive of Asia, Europe and Australia. Lu will enlighten…
The founder and president of Dahm International, Herbert Dahm, has decided to use this year’s edition of Boot Dusseldorf as an opportunity to inform the industry about his wish to resign and to find a valuable successor for his well-established superyacht brokerage and charter business. Dahm International is known as one of the first addresses when it comes to handpicked superyachts in the newbuild, brokerage and charter sector above 20 metres. "We will of course continue to be fully committed to our clients. Boot Duesseldorf has always been the starting signal for our company into another eventful yachting year. At this year’s boot, I’m particularly looking forward to discuss opportunities with potential successors", Herbert Dahm commented. Meanwhile, signals are set for another busy yachting year…
Andy Moore of Moore Yacht Design recently unveiled a new 90 metre superyacht design. This assertive design features several innovative ideas, such as the full beam main salon leading to an entrance on the main aft deck, which is intended as an exterior entrance as well as a viewing area. The aft end of the upper and main decks feature decking which runs from the deck, over the edge and down the vertical superstructure, giving the yacht a fresh new look. The main exterior areas are located on the upper and bridge deck levels, which provide guests with a great level of privacy. The main exterior dining and lounging areas are located aft, whilst on the large foredeck features a swimming pool. The sun deck…
Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:03

Major refit for 1948 classic Alert

  Claasen Shipyards is an experienced yard with a well-filled order portfolio. One of its current projects is the refit of the classic sailyacht Alert, which was first launched in 1948. This is a unique project due to the yacht’s rich history and emotional value to the owner. Claasen Shipyards has already been involved in the construction of three J-class yachts in recent years, reinforcing its position as a specialist in classic sailyachts. Top quality is assured by building entirely in-house, including the aluminium hull. This approach also results in an extremely flexible delivery programme. The owner of Alert is a passionate sailor who has participated in many regattas with his other yacht, which was built by Claasen Shipyards. Having been delighted with the quality…
By Marex The Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States jointly condemn any actions that imperil human life at sea during the 2012-2013 Southern Ocean whaling season. We reiterate our call to the masters of all vessels involved to ensure that safety of human life at sea is not endangered and international collision avoidance regulations are observed to avoid injury or loss of life among protestors and whaling crew. We draw their attention to the International Maritime Organization’s 17 May 2010 resolution on assuring safety during demonstrations, protests or confrontations on the high seas, and the International Whaling Commission’s 2011 Resolution on Safety at Sea. We respect the right to peaceful protest, including on the high seas. We condemn dangerous or…
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has reached 90 percent structural completion in the building of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Shipbuilders successfully added three units to the ship last week. Two of the units were sponsons, which are structures that project from the side of the aircraft carrier hull and provide the space needed for flight deck operations. One of the sponsons was 140 feet long and weighed 391 metric tons, making it one of the largest sponsons to be erected. In addition, shipbuilders installed 3 million feet of cable of the estimated total 10 million feet to be installed. “The entire construction team has done a great job in reaching the 90 percent…
USCG Tall Ship Eagle: Photo credit USCG At 295 feet in length, the Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service.  Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German Navy, the Eagle was taken by the United States as a war reparation following World War II. With more than 23,500 square feet of sail and six miles of rigging, the Eagle has served as a floating classroom to future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering an at-sea leadership and professional development experience.  A permanent crew of six officers and 50 enlisted personnel maintain the…
  Reported By: (WG Staff) From a press release: Veteran yachtsmen, first-time boaters and ship-less enthusiasts who love to be on the water can come together to shake off the winter chill and prepare for summer at the 2013 Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show. The northeast's premier boating event takes place January 3-6 at the Javits Center, providing post-holiday deals on everything from luxury motor yachts and sport fishers to performance boats, sailboats, and thousands of marine accessories. Beyond the best in boating, the world's first and longest-running boat show offers fun for the whole family including special appearances by MTV's Wake Brothers, a real American shipwreck, and the new DEMA ‘Be a Diver' pool where active water lovers can try their hand at…

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