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Create Futuristic Solar-Powered Catamarans from Volkswagen

VW/Silent Yachts

After churning out cars 84 years, Volkswagen is switching gears and segueing into the yachting game. The German automaker recently announced it’s taking its electric vehicle platform to the high seas in the form of a new solar-electric catamaran. Volkswagen has partnered with Austrian builder Silent Yachts for the new endeavor that will eventually see the same electric powertrains currently used in VW’s ID.3 and ...

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Alva Yachts new electric catamarans

Ocean Eco 60 Explorer - photo © Alva Yachts

With their enclosed flybridge, Ocean Eco 60 Explorer and Ocean Eco 90 Explorer are solar-assisted electric long-range cruisers with the added feature of an extra space on the upper deck. They are perfect for boaters who love to cruise and explore in any season, in space and comfort, and totally green. “The first 60 Explorer will be used for green ...

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Silent Yachts


This isn’t the first time that the automotive and yachting industries have worked together – it’s even common in the field of design. This time, CUPRA is announcing its participation in the design of this future electric catamaran to be built by Silent Yachts.  RADICAL INNOVATION Autonomy SILENT-YACHTS are true world cruisers with the possibility of unlimited range, even when ...

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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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