Tall Ship Experience aboard J. R. Tolkein

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

84 year Old Guest Climbs the Rigging The Tall ship J R Tolkien had only just dropped her pilot having departed Portsmouth when the bosun called for volunteers from the party of day trippers to help hoist the sails. One of the first to step forward was Jock Christie a man who certainly did not […]

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Six Week Super Yacht Barge Cruise Across Europe

Friday, July 24th, 2009

The Ultimate Journey Often forgotten when discussing superyachts are the luxury craft that instead of plying their charter trade at sea, do so on the canals of Europe We are talking about the large and magnificently outfitted barges who along with their attentive crew reach superyachting standards without the need to loose sight of land. […]

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Super Yachts and Jazz Festivals

Monday, July 20th, 2009

49th International Jazz Festival Takes Place in Juan Les Pins Photograph: Joss Stone by Frances Howorth Best known in super yachting circles as an excellent anchorage and a superb spot to go ashore, Juan-les-Pins during July is to jazz musicians what the Scala of Milan is to opera singers: an important milestone in their career […]

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Legendary Super Yacht Arrives In The Galapagos

Monday, July 20th, 2009

On the 50th Anniversary of the Galapagos National Park and Darwin’s Bicentennial year the vintage super yacht, Grace, begins a series of charters based in the Galapagos National Park. The superyacht’s history is legend in that it includes WW II action, was owned by Aristotle Onassis and was given by him it Prince Ranier and […]

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Super yacht previews and Sea Trials in Bodrum

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Overview of Bodrum from Bodrum Castle Turkish motor yacht producers Numarine has invited us to attend their second annual open day in Bodrum later this week to see the launch of the company’s latest model, the 78HT, which is making its world debut. Michael will also participate in sea trials onboard the 78′ Fly and […]

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Monaco Yacht Show and Ethereal

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Ethereal during her build at Royal Huisman Two of the world’s top computer gurus have recently received their own very special super yachts from the Royal Huisman Shipyard in Vollenhove, Holland Bill Joy, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and now a Silicon Valley venture capitalist has taken delivery of the 58 metre ketch Ethereal, while […]

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Sailing aboard Super Yacht Liara

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Bill Dixon on the helm of Liara on Tuesday The life of a Super Yacht journalist can be tough at times, as these pages will occasionally testify, but Tuesday’s day in the office stands out and is worth reporting on. We joined the 30 metre super yacht Liara the brand new sailing yacht in Southampton […]

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Sailing a Super Fast Super Yacht

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Liara’s Round the Island Success Following her extraordinary first outing over the weekend during the Round the Island Race, we will be putting the Performance Yachts PY-100 Liara through her paces tomorrow in the Solent. Described as a fast cruising yacht, complete with all the comforts of home, this yacht took on some of the […]

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Aboard a Canal Boat not a Super Yacht

Monday, June 15th, 2009

This week Michael and I have swapped 42 metres for 42 feet. We are cruising in the Garonne Valley from Montauban to le Mas-d’Agenais aboard a canal boat courtesy of Le Boat What a fabulous part of France. It is quiet and peaceful with hardly any other tourists and virtually no one else on the […]

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