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$1 billion superyacht

$1 billion superyacht

The $1 billion superyacht: Bigger, longer, but is it better? ntroducing “Triple Deuce,” set to be the world’s biggest superyacht at a whopping 222 meters long. At $1 billion, it will also be the most expensive private yacht ever built, costing more than the annual GDP of Western Sahara, the British Virgin Islands, and Micronesia. The identity of “Triple Deuce’s” ...

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Nacra 17 Champions of America

Nacra 17 Champions of America

A week on from the Sailing World Cup in Miami, some of the top crews preparing for the Olympic Games in the Nacra 17 have been participating in the North American Championship in Clearwater, Florida. Aboard Groupama, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim took the competition by storm, outpacing Spaniards Iker Martinez – Marina Lopez and French duo Moana Vaireaux ...

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Neutrogena stops in New Zealand Barcelona World Race

Neutrogena stops in New Zealand Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race – Second Placed Neutrogena stops in New Zealand After suffering an engine problem which affects their ability to generate electrical power, Guillermo Altadill (ESP) and Jose Munoz (CHI), who are racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race around the world, have taken the decision to reroute to the south of New Zealand to make a ...

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Christensen shipyard closed?

Christensen shipyard closed?

According to reports in The Columbian, Christensen shipyard has been closed, although there has been no official clarification from the builder on its status. The main manufacturing plant has been shut, although a site housing current project, Missing Link, which was launched at the end of January, is still open, The Columbian states. SuperyachtNews.com contacted the shipyard but received the ...

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Arcadia 85 debuts in Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Arcadia 85 debuts in Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Arcadia 85 US Edition Debuts at Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2015 Arcadia Yachts heads into the 2015 new year’s boat show season with Arcadia 85 US Edition at her debut at Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, from February 12 to 16. This February, visitors at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2015 will be welcomed by an example of ...

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Pineapple Cup – Class 40 fight to the finish

Pineapple Cup - Class 40

Since George Sakellaris’s 72-foot Shockwave finished the 811 nm Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race just past midnight on Monday (Feb. 9), the race committee in Jamaica has been resting up for the remaining ten teams to arrive. Two Class 40s are bearing down on the finish, with Oackcliff Sailing 1 just ahead of Amhas 2. February 10, 2015 Predicted ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Big waves Leg 4, Day 3

Volvo Ocean Race Big waves Leg 4, Day 3

Volvo Ocean Race: Big waves, big decisions on Leg 4, Day 3 They don’t call it life at the extreme for nothing. And the first 48 hours of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race have certainly lived up to that billing, pushing these sailors to their limits. It’s been a difficult adjustment back into offshore living for the six ...

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Ben Ainslie Racing new Boat

Ben Ainslie Racing new Boat

Southampton apprentices to build sustainable boat for Ben Ainslie Racing Ben Ainslie Racing announced a new project with City College Southampton to build two specialised docking ribs. The boats will be built by apprentices trained by the college under the supervision of Darren Patten at the College’s Marine Skills Centre. The boat​s will b​e built ​by appre​ntices t​rained b​y the ...

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Childhood Sailboat John Jr Kennedy’s Auction

Childhood Sailboat John Jr Kennedy's Auction

John Jr. and Caroline Kennedy’s childhood sailboat will be part of an upcoming live auction event by Boston, MA based RR Auction. Built in Massachusetts and mainly used in the Mediterranean, measuring 12 feet long by 6 feet wide. The boat, constructed in the Winter of 1969–1970, exhibits the original builder’s plate on which is stamped, “Old Beetle Cat, No. ...

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Barcelona World Race Goodbye Indian Ocean – Hello Pacific Ocean

Barcelona World Race Goodbye Indian Ocean - Hello Pacific Ocean

Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam lead the Barcelona World Race from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific Ocean at 2130hrs UTC Monday night. As if on cue Stamm and Le Cam were greeted by a moderating sea state, a glimpse of blue skies and even slants of occasional sunshine as they closed their Indian Ocean odyssey with a 48 ...

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