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Oyster Expands its Southampton Shipyard

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In January this year, David Tydeman, Oyster CEO, announced that the Company had signed the contract to build the second Oyster 118 and associated with this, would be looking to expand its shipyard facilities in Southampton to be able to offer an earlier delivery date for 118-03 and 118-04. Contracts ... Read More »

World Superyacht Awards 2017

Boat International Media, the global authority on superyachting, announced the distinguished winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2017 on May 14 in Florence, Italy. Now in their 12th year, the prestigious awards celebrate the most remarkable and innovative superyachts from across the globe that have launched over the last 12 ... Read More »

Unauthorized Event Names

A long established regulation in the sport of sailing is the restriction on the use of ‘world’ in an event title. The purpose is to only permit the usage when an event fulfills the standards that warrant the word. Our sport already has so many world championships and intergalactics that ... Read More »

Trickle Down to Other Sports

Southern Spars have had a hand in creating Team New Zealand boats for the last six America’s Cup campaigns, and are notably a dominant mast and rigging supplier for the sport. But marine companies need to remain agile, and as Suzanne McFadden reports, Southern Spars is finding their talents extend ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Rumors, Capsizes, and Youthful fun

The 35th American’s Cup will have six teams (5 challengers and 1 defender) begin competition in the new 15-meter AC Class on May 26, with a series of qualifiers that lead to the start of the America’s Cup Match on June 17, 2017 (see schedule). Here are some updates from ... Read More »

The sensory kitchen

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For any decent Chef, the starting point of any new dish is always the ingredients. Great chefs will think endlessly about their appearance, aroma, texture and flavour. Only when you understand and respect the essence of an ingredient can you properly come to enhance its flavour through cooking. The uncomfortable ... Read More »

MB92 gains AEO certification


Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) has received certification as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) for a more simplified customs procedure, thereby becoming one of the first companies in the reparation of large length yachts to obtain it. The AEO body is an internationally recognized quality symbol that certifies that a company’s ... Read More »

Getting Underway – April 2017


  These last weeks, again the nautical sector has been accused of being the most important sector responsible for pulling up posidonia meadows. Our position has always been clear: We are not against being regulated, whenever it is based on reliable scientific evidence performed by independent entities, and all the ... Read More »

Moving to Mallorca?


Have you decided to move to Mallorca? Congratulations! Many would agree that it is one of the best decisions of your life. Whether you are dreaming of a beautiful holiday home, an exciting adventure or perhaps even a permanent move, you are in for a treat. But then comes the ... Read More »

Gibraltar: territorial sea dispute

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The legal study of the Strait of Gibraltar and the rights involved is quite complex due the historical background, geo-strategically and political interests of Spain and Crown Colony Gibraltar (CCG)and Morocco . We will leave apart the clash between the principles of self-determination or territorial integrity – by the way, ... Read More »