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Project Opus Delivered by Lürssen

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Lürssen the yacht’s builders called her Project Opus but her designers think she is something else. “She is a warship wearing a tuxedo!” That is the description her designer has bestowed upon Nord, a new rather large superyacht that has just been launched. At 142 metres overall, she certainly has the dimensions of a warship.  The British Royal […]

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Roll Up Roll Up A Voyage of a Lifetime Beckons

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Oyster Yachts shouts out Roll up Roll up as it announces dates for World Rally in 2024-25 The British boatbuilder Oyster Yachts, has announced the dates of its fourth World Rally, allowing a limited number of lucky sailors to reserve their places for the voyage of a lifetime.  The forthcoming Oyster World Rally 2022-23 is […]

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Fourth Generation GoCycle E-Bike Launches Soon

Friday, February 26th, 2021

With GoCycle ready to launch its all new fourth generation ebike this coming spring it makes sense for superyacht Captains to put a hold on their plans to buy new or upgrade their fleet until the new model becomes available The innovative electric bike brand has teased a glimpse of its new fast-folding generation four […]

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Headline Making Superyacht Sinks off Malaysia

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

The 75 metre, headline making superyacht Enigma (ex Phocea) has sunk off the coast of the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi. The four masted, schooner rigged four masted sailing yacht had famously been at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island) itself ten miles away from Langkawi Island As she sank beneath the waves, […]

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Déjà vu as Antigua Sailing Week 2021 is Cancelled

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

For Antigua Sailing Week it is a case of Déjà vu following the announcement that for the second year running Covid -19 has killed off the event. Event organisers have joined the local government and the international community in working to limit and eradicate the COVID-19 spread by cancelling the 2021 edition of Antigua Sailing […]

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Nautical History For Sale

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Here is a chance to buy a slice of nautical history at a fraction of what it cost to rebuild. The motor yacht Linmar is a prime example of living nautical history that earns her keep while chartering on the North west Pacific coast. Based in Seattle the yacht has been lovingly rebuilt, restored and […]

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Millennium Cup superyacht regatta postponed

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

The Millennium Cup, in New Zealand has been postponed in response to an elevated Covid alert level across New Zealand. The Millennium Cup regatta was due to start tomorrow, but despite the Americas Cup being in full swing, the organisers have elected to postponed the regatta to March 2021. With the event due to start […]

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Canadian Government Extends Cruise Ship Ban

Friday, February 12th, 2021

The Canadian government has extended its ban on cruise ships for 12 more months bring the future of Alaskan cruising into doubt. Canada’s new order also prohibits superyachts and pleasure crafts carrying more than 12 people from entering Arctic coastal waters. The temporary ordinance which came into force last March banning large cruise ships from […]

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Yacht Crew Recruiting Industry Impacted by Covid-19

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

The super yacht crew recruitment market was hit fast and violently by the Covid-19 pandemic, with plans to hire crew delayed or cancelled altogether. Overnight, many professional yacht crew, lost part or all of their income. Even if still working, many from superyacht Captains down through to the junior ranks, had to accept salary cuts […]

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Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks?  Feadship, the Dutch superyacht building consortium believe you certainly can. To prove it, they are going to fit a new helideck onto yacht they first built way back in 1986 as part of major refit. Their refit and repair yard in Makkum has welcomed home the […]

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