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CGI of the new Rob Doyle/Juan Kouyoumdjian Argo 54 sloop under sail. The aluminium hull was recently launched in the Netherlands, and is currently on the way to Greece for fitting out and commissioning
Today’s largest sailing superyachts are so much a world unto themselves that they lead a sort of independent and supra-national existence. The name of Argentine-born designer Juan Kouyoumdjian (an ancestor was Armenian) may be best known in Ireland for his…
Leopard 3- The Middle Sea Race Monohull Line Honours Winner
This morning, Tuesday 25 October, the Farr-designed 30.48 metre/100-foot maxi, Leopard 3 (NED), skippered by Chris Sherlock, crossed the finish line of the 2022 Rolex Middle Sea Race at 10:54:29 CEST to take Monohull Line Honours in an elapsed time…
Nautilus is a 1,250-ton, 37.5-meter vessel - it can function as a yacht or a submersible, say the Dutch builders
At the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, the Dutch builder U-Boat Worx will review designs for the 1,250-ton, 37.5-meter Yacht Submarine, the Nautilus. Once it is built, the vessel will be equally at ease functioning as a yacht or a submersible.…
German Botin 56 Black Pearl has unfinished business in the RORC Transatlantic Race and has entered the 2023 edition starting on Sunday 8th January
The ninth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, supported by Calero Marinas and the International Maxi Association, is scheduled to start from Marina Lanzarote, Canary Islands on Sunday 8th of January 2023. Racing across the Atlantic is a phenomenal experience…
The 218ft Dykstra/Reichel Pugh ketch Hetairos
An exciting superyacht racing season is set for the Antigua in 2023 with a fantastic programme of racing, including the 12th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua and the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Series. The 12th edition of the Superyacht…
Ganesha's delighted owner Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker celebrates with his crew in Palma
In a testing final day amid challenging conditions the ultimate outcome of the 2022 Superyacht Cup Palma could not possibly have been closer. The destination of the overall Superyacht Cup Palma Trophy remained in doubt until the end of the…
The 32m Farr-designed carbon flyer Kiboko with crew on the rail
Some big changes in fortune, along with a change in wind direction and the closest possible finish in one class, saw results in the Superyacht Cup Palma fleet set the scene for a dramatic finale after a day of frenetic…
The four superb J Class yachts got the party started with their own fleet start
The entire Superyacht Cup fleet made the Bay of Palma their arena today as Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta hit its stride with another day of sparkling Mallorcan sailing conditions. Pantaenius Race Day saw a slightly lighter breeze than Wednesday's opening…
The moment of impact between a massive supply ship and the berthed classic schooner
Friday morning's horror crash in Tarragona in Spain between a massive supply ship and the berthed classic schooner Eleanora (162ft) is now on YouTube in several versions. The shock of seeing such a vessel - one of the finest of…
The classic 162ft schooner Eleanora, one of the most beautiful boats afloat - until this morning
Until this morning, the 162ft (49.5m) classic schooner was one of the most beautiful boats afloat. But in Tarragona Marina in Spain today, some manoeuvring by a large red work-ship didn't quite go according to plan, and Eleanora floats no…
The superyacht Rendezvous ablaze in Torquay Harbour on Saturday 28 May
A €7 million superyacht was sunk on Saturday evening (29 May) after bursting into a “fire ball” in a Devon harbour, as Devon Live reports. The 85ft Rendezvous, built in 2010 by Princess Yachts, was carrying 2,000 gallons of fuel…
Super visitor - the 40-metre superyacht Phoenix at her berth in  Dun Laoghaire Marina on Dublin Bay
The 40-metre superyacht Phoenix arrived in Dun Laoghaire Marina on Monday, one of the first such visitors to Ireland's largest marina this season.  The brand new motor yacht was built in Italy by Benetti and delivered to her owners in…
Highland Fling XI won her class on Wednesday despite not being optimised for windward-leewards
Scheduled for day two of the IMA Maxi Europeans’ inshore/coastal racing were two windward-leewards. After a delay out on the Bay of Naples, the wind finally built to 8-12 knots from the west. After one aborted start due to a…
A group of Ukrainian protesters on a motor boat, most of them children, tried to block Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s 456-foot superyacht Solaris from docking at the Turkish port city of Bodrum on Monday, March 21, according to local media
A superyacht linked to sanctioned billionaire and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich was met with a protest as it arrived at port in Bodrum, Turkey. Members of the Optimist dinghy Sailing Team Ukraine met the vessel in a small…
The world's largest sportfishing boat on the turn in Holland
Project 406, the world’s largest sportfishing boat, celebrated a milestone moment on 11 March with the turning of its hull. Designed by Dutch design studio Vripack, and under construction at Royal Huisman’s newbuild headquarters in Vollenhove, the Netherlands, the superyacht’s…
Sailing Yacht A
Italian police have taken one of the world’s largest yachts as the country continues to impound vessels and seize properties owned by Russian oligarchs. Reuters quotes the Italian government as saying the 143-metre Sailing Yacht A was sequestered at the…

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