Worlds coolest yachts: Aquitaine Innovations

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Nigel Musto nominates Aquitaine Innovations Aquitaine Innovations was one of those breakthrough boats that precipitated a step change in sailing. Yves Parlier was, and continues to be, one of the sport’s great innovators and the boat […]

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Jeanneau CC12.5 WA yacht tour: Inside the €300k Cap Camarat flagship

Forty years after the first Cap Camarat, there’s a new flagship. The Jeanneau CC12.5 WA is the biggest boat ever to wear the badge. Does bigger mean best? Jeanneau’s Cap Camarat line celebrates its 40th birthday in 2022 and what better way to start the party than by launching the biggest Cap Camarat ever, the […]

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Details of Youth and Women’s America’s Cup released

Details of the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup have been released with a 12-team competition set to take place in Barcelona 2024 Two of the most eye-catching announcements that were made while we were awaiting the 37th America’s Cup protocol (finally released in late 2021) were plans to relaunch the Youth America’s Cup and the […]

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Hallberg-Rassy 69: Swedish yard announces its largest model ever

  The greatest Hallberg-Rassy ever? Hallberg-Rassy goes BIG with its new Hallberg-Rassy 69 as the famous Swedish yard announces plans for its largest ever model New Hallberg-Rassy 69 Magnus Rassy has announced that his Swedish yard is to build ‘the greatest Hallberg Rassy ever’ in its largest flagship to date, the Hallberg-Rassy 69. The Frers […]

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Princess F50 yacht tour: £1m flybridge shows what Princess does best

Alex Smith reports from the 2022 British Motor Yacht Show, taking us on a full tour of the Princess F50 flybridge yacht… The Princess Yachts fleet has been in a state of flux lately – it’s a very exciting time for Princess fans. We’ve seen the addition of the X-Class right at the very pinnacle, […]

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Crew rescued from upturned hull of new Farr X2 after keel loss

Two sailors have been rescued in Australia, after the keel of their new Farr X2 yacht detached causing a capsize, and they were found clinging to the hull of the upturned yacht. In a remarkable rescue have been rescued off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, after the keel detached causing a capsize on the new […]

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Fight for the spoils goes down to the wire at the Superyacht Cup

The overall win in both the Class B and Class A fleets at the Superyacht Cup, Palma came down to the final race with both classes won on countback The Superyacht Cup, Palma has come to a close with a testing final day in challenging conditions seeing the fight for the title going down to […]

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Wellcraft 355 first look: US brand looks to conquer Europe with new model

Wellcraft is looking to steal a slice of the lucrative European adventure boat market with its striking new Wellcraft 355… Vertical bow, forward raked windscreen and an enclosed pilothouse mark a major change of direction for Wellcraft Unlike the US brand’s previous range of centre console craft, the Wellcraft 355 features a plumb bow, a […]

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First look: Fountaine-Pajot Aura 51

Accommodation on a small superyacht scale but in a smaller package is the offer from the Fountaine-Pajot Aura 51 This French yard’s latest model, the Fountaine-Pajot Aura 51, hit the water a couple of months ago. She packs in a huge amount of accommodation, both on deck and below and it’s of a scale that, […]

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Return of the J Class yachts

The incomparable J Class returns to Med fleet racing for the Superyacht Cup Palma and beyond. Andi Robertson tracks their form as the class returns to active racing once more The Superyacht Cup Palma has long proven one of the litmus test regattas in the modern generation of the J Class – a fleet popularly […]

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J-Class yachts kick off Superyacht Cup Palma in style

The first day of racing for the J-Class yachts at the Superyacht Cup has concluded with the four competing boats having a good battle in the perfect conditions in the Bay of Palma Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 got off to a flying start Wednesday 29 June with a quartet of J Class yachts competing in […]

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Arksen 65 first look: British explorer yacht range set to expand

Adventure boat specialist, Arksen, has released details of its new Arksen 65, which will be built from 40% recycled aluminium… Tough but efficient aluminium displacement hull enables a range of 3,000nm at 8 knots Aimed primarily at owner-drivers with off-grid cruising ambitions, the new Arksen 65 has been designed to enable simple self-sufficiency in some […]

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Around the world in a 24m boat: Part five – Tahiti to Australia

Iain Macneil’s round-the-world record attempt continues as the 24m MV Astra leaves the comfort of Tahiti for the notoriously ferocious Southern Ocean… Astra sailed non-stop from Tahiti all the way to Australia. All photos: Iain Macneil This is Part Three of Iain’s round-the-world expedition. Make sure to read Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part […]

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E1 racing: Racebird electric foiling powerboat takes flight

The hotly anticipated E1 Series of electric powerboat racing took a major step forward this month with the first sea trial of its radical new RaceBird craft. The all-electric RaceBird flies round a tight turn in testing This all-electric one-design foiling boat took to the River Po near San Nazzaro in April, where it was […]

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Galeon 640 yacht tour: The £1.5m flybridge with a transforming cockpit

Galeon always makes innovative boats, but this is one of their cleverest yet! Come and take the full tour of the Galeon 640 and prepare to be amazed… The Galeon 640 is arguably the most versatile 68ft flybridge yacht on the market, as this Aquaholic yacht tour demonstrates. Before you even step on board, you […]

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Expert tips: How to win the start

Olympic gold medallist Robert Scheidt’s pre-start skills are legendary (just ask Ben Ainslie!). He shares tips on positioning to win with Andy Rice Robert Scheidt always used to start out of the middle of the line. That was in the days when he was the stand-out talent in the Laser single-handed dinghy, winning world titles […]

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