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$9 Million Water Vessel Transforms From Speedboat to Submarine in Two Minutes

SubSea Craft

The 40-foot Victa travels across the water at 40 knots, then abruptly dives beneath the surface to explore the ocean depths. You can almost hear a James Bond theme song as this slick-looking water vehicle—with a Bond-like name Victa—starts to plunge into the murky subterranean depths. The six passengers and two crew are dressed in black scuba gear from head-to-toe, ...

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New Marine Weather Forecast platform enovOcean

Launch of the new marine weather forecast platform enovOcean © enovOcean

Launch of the new marine weather forecast platform enovOcean As a “Doctor of physical sciences, I worked for many years in the space field. By the late 1990s, the fruits of all space research were more than impressive, but they lacked operationality. It is from this observation that the desire and the idea of building the NOVELTIS company were born, ...

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OceanXplorer 285-Foot Explorer Yacht

andy mann

OceanX has wrangled an impressive A-list ensemble for its latest cutting-edge vessel. The nonprofit ocean research organization enlisted none other than American filmmaker James Cameron to design a Hollywood-style studio aboard the new 285-footer to help get rare ocean footage to the masses. The behemoth builds upon the legacy of the first research vessel in the OceanX fleet, M/V Alucia, and previously ...

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UK boaters & Brexit

Brexit Passports © RYA

Almost 900,000 UK boaters are due to be hit by restrictions on how long they can stay in Europe after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020, a new survey by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has found. With the end of the free movement of people, UK citizens, including boaters, will be restricted to spending no more ...

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UK boat owners left stranded in Europe

Brexit Flags © Emma Cotton

Urgent demand from recreational boaters and leisure marine Add Newindustry for Government guidance and transitional arrangements on post-Brexit customs and VAT issues increases, as end of transition period looms. UK boaters face a choice between being hit with potentially thousands of pounds in extra costs or their boat being stranded in the EU after the end of the Brexit transition ...

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UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series

UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series

Futuristic New Racer Was Made to Compete in the World’s First Electric Powerboat Championship Powered by batteries and an electric engine, the tiny RaceBird reaches an impressive 69 mph. It’ll be the backbone for an exciting e-race circuit. At a press conference at the Monaco Yacht Club on Friday, organizers announced the premier of the UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series. ...

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135-foot Superyacht Ocean Emerald

Camper & Nicholsons

This Rule-Breaking 135-Foot Superyacht Has Been Turning Heads for More Than a Decade Love it or loathe it, there are no half-measures when it comes to the polarizing, mind-bending lines of the 135-foot superyacht Ocean Emerald. That arching sweep of its steely-gray superstructure. The awkward, uncomfortable roofline as it swoops down to meet the pinched bow. Those harsh horizontal bars along the ...

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Sixth Sirena 88

Sirena 88 - photo © Jeff Brown

Sirena Yachts has sold its sixth Sirena 88 after the 26.81m/88ft model, the largest in the Sirena range, was first presented at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival. With naval architecture by German Frers and interior design by Cor D. Rover, it is the 3rd unit in the Turkish brand’s flagship line to be acquired by an American customer. The list ...

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Princess X95 ‘Superfly’

Princess X95 © GE Photo

Princess Yachts is once again boldly re-writing the rules of yacht design. The X95 elegantly fuses architectural innovation with all Princess Yachts’ familiar characteristics of quality in craftmanship and materials, interior design, and innovation in technology. X95 establishes a new ‘Superfly’ X Class, re-imagining the concept of a ‘flybridge’ withextensive outdoor space and innovative segmentation of interior rooms and decks ...

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Electric Cat – 80 Sunreef Power Eco

80 Sunreef Power Eco - photo © Sunreef Yachts

The 80 Sunreef Power Eco is the avant-garde of eco-responsible motoryachts. A fully-customizable luxury catamaran, this craft uses the latest innovations in the industry to achieve outstanding energy efficiency. Thanks to Sunreef Yachts’ light and ultramodern solar power system covering up to 200m”, the 80 Sunreef Power maximizes solar energy generation with 40kWp of capacity. 80 Sunreef Power Eco – photo © ...

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