News about motor yachts and boats
Fairline was pretty upbeat at the just ended 2014 London boat show presenting an innovative concept the Esprit. This concept is a revolution for most of the known brands and shows sustainable bio-diversification construction in a new light. Bio-derived epoxy resins with needle punched flax fibres are used in construction and the interior features ecoyarn upholstery fabrics, specially treated with a waterproofing plasma process.
Mares International is pleased to announce the all new 45 Catamaran. Mares is now working with a new factory and re-tooled their line with newly styled pleasure cats ranging from 38 to 100 Feet aimed at the world market, the 45 first of the new Yacht line is the first in such models. Building power catamarans since 1985: Mares has incorporated the latest technology to their patented asymmetrical hull design including: Pod Drives and foil assist in the tunnel.
The Helsinki International Boat Show held in February each year is by far Finland's most comprehensive and most important preview of what's on offer for the coming boating season. The organiser of Vene Båt, as the event is known, is the Finnish Fair Corporation commisioned by the Finnish Marine Industries Federation Finnboat.
Italian yard SanLorenzo copped two more contracts to their build portfolio from the last yacht show in Florida, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The two contracts were signed for a SD110 and a SL94. Although coming from production lines, the two megayachts are expected to be customized by their owners to their own personal tastes and whims.
Ocean Alexander announced that the Ocean Alexander 120-foot motoryacht has been sold. The Ocean Alexander 120-foot Tri-deck megayacht was sold in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is the first Ocean Alexander yacht purchased by the new owners who were impressed with OA's build partnership with Christensen Yachts, Ltd
An important element sticks out in the Storm S-78 and this its patent fast displacement FDFH hull shape. The S-78 will be a three double cabins motor yacht with modern looks of the hull see Axe bow, and a super structure which seems to take a lot from Nuvolari Lenard interpretation of the Monte Carlo Yachts series.
There's much to be said for having a substantial dinghy which can take you on excursions along coastlines or up rivers where your cruising boat won't go. Some cruisers we have met put inordinate emphasis on having a large, fast and powerful dinghy well kitted out for day adventures. Here's ten pieces of equipment which should be aboard every boat 20 feet or smaller if you are to embark on adventurous excursions.
Lighthouses are very special places for sailors. Not only are they elegant decorations to the points and capes of a coastline, they can be confirmation of successful navigation, warning against danger, or the welcome home light at the end of an ocean crossing. The fascination of lighthouses, though, is only enhanced by the sometimes extraordinary weather conditions they survive.