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Vector 50 M/Y EIV present shipyard Rossinavi

Rossinavi Vector 50 motor yacht EIV © Michele Chiroli

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has presented with a private ceremony in their facility of Viareggio EIV, a tailor-made superyacht commissioned by a private American owner which signals a major development for the yard. Previously known as Project Vector 50, EIV is a trideck luxury performance vessel entirely designed with the shipyard’s American client in mind. It is a fusion of Rossinavi’s ...

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America’s Cup & J Class

J Class, Superyacht Regatta, Bermuda, June 2017 - photo © Richard Gladwell

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has confirmed that the J-class regattas will be merged with the superyacht events in the upcoming 36th America’s Cup. Earlier the J class managers had announced that the 120-135ft sailing leviathans, which participated in the America’s Cup from 1930-1937, would not be sailing as a class in Auckland, as a consequence of the COVID19 ...

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Yacht crew Job search tips during COVID-19

Photo: © Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

Starting from April each year, a rush of crew members descend on the South of France and Italy in search of a new position onboard, many of whom now face extended unemployment as yachting activity slows to a halt in the Mediterranean, with many trips already cancelled in the Caribbean. As the effects of COVID-19 continue to take on a new ...

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Vijonara Superyacht

42m SY Vijonara ©

The 128′ Hoek sloop Vijonara was delivered in spring 2018, following her 18-month build programme in Falmouth. Andre Hoek, her Dutch designer, said “This is the second hull in our ‘Truly Classic 128’ series, and this project in particular has been a fantastic experience from start to finish. The vessel was created for knowledgeable clients with extensive sailing experience. Based on a ...

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The growing allure of Langkawi for superyacht owners

Langkawi, Malaysia RLYC Harbor.

Langkawi is the largest island in an archipelago of 100 islands in the Andaman Sea and this South East Asia destination is attracting the attention of superyacht owners. Located off the mainland coast of Malaysia, the number of visiting superyachts making their way to Langkawi is growing as word spreads of this appealing and Duty-Free island and nearby cruising options. ...

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Big guns in Millennium Cup

The view from above - NZ Millennium Cup 2020 - Russell - Bay of Islands - New Zealand - photo © Jeff Brown

Some of the most well-known names in superyacht racing will head south for the 2021 New Zealand Millennium Cup. Frequent competitors in global superyacht regattas like J Class Velsheda, Win Win, Pumula, Kawil, and Wavelength will join regular NZ Millennium Cup entries Silvertip, Tawera, Sassafras and Janice of Wyoming as they race in the world’s southernmost regatta. Also joining them ...

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J Class Caribbean regattas

Neck and neck - Topaz versus Velsheda in the heavyweight J Class bout in the Supermaxi class - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 © Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association

When they muster in March in the Caribbean to race at the Antigua Superyacht Challenge and at the ever-popular Saint Barth’s Bucket, four J Class yachts will form the strongest class fleet since 2017’s J Class World Championship in Newport, RI. The back-to-back events will mark the notable return of Lionheart which pretty much swept the board during the landmark ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma

Magic Carpet 3 at Voiles de St Tropez © Gilles Martin-Raget

Competition is on the cards as Superyacht Cup Palma welcomes exciting new Performance Class entries WallyCento Magic Carpet3 and performance cruiser Ghost finalising plans to join the fleet Vitters Service and A+T Instruments join SYC as Silver Partners Thursday Race Day sponsor Pantaenius Yacht Insurance returns as supporter New Superyacht Cup Palma entry Magic Carpet3 was attracted to the 24th edition of ...

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Philippe Briand SY200 superyacht concept

SY200 superyacht concept © Philippe Briand

Philippe Briand has unveiled the latest sailing yacht concept to come from his London-based design studio: the 60-metre (200-foot) SY200. With a traditional sailing rig, the 490-gross-tonne sloop has been created to outperform the other sailing yachts under 499 gross tonnes that are on the water today, as well as to provide a head-turning aesthetic and ultimate comfort on board. ...

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Wild Oats XI in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Wild Oats XI competing at Hamilton Island Race Week © Salty Dingo

After five weeks of frenetic repair work, sometime around-the-clock, the supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI has been declared ready to race in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart race on Boxing Day. The declaration came from the skipper, Mark Richards, after the 30-metre long, silver-hulled racer completed a compulsory 24-hour qualification course off Sydney this week. “We went into race mode for that ...

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