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Fall Classic on San Francisco Bay

Fall Classic on San Francisco Bay

Rolex Big Boat Series, the west coast’s premier regatta on San Francisco Bay, will hold its 52nd edition on September 15-18. Registration is open to a number of one-design fleets—Farr 40s, Express 37s, C&C30s, J/70s, J/105s, J/120s and J/111s—as well as boats with ORR ratings, PHRF sportboats and BAMA-rated multihulls. ... Read More »

Oceanco Moonstone

Oceanco Moonstone

Dutch shipyard Oceanco says the 90m project is ready for construction. This motoryacht results from the collaboration with Dutch studio Van Geest Design and UK lighting specialist Temeloy. Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco has revealed more details of project Moonstone, the 90m motoryacht developed in collaboration with Dutch studio Van Geest ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Testing, Testing, Testing

America’s Cup: Testing, Testing, Testing

All six America’s Cup teams have now launched test boats in preparation for the 35th America’s Cup. As the rules do not permit the teams to launch their official 15-meter America’s Cup Class yacht more than 150 days prior to the competition, the test boats fit within a loophole in ... Read More »

Successful B+V bid raises eyebrows in La Ciotat

Successful B+V bid raises eyebrows in La Ciotat

A 200mx60m dry dock had been in operation as a public tool within La Ciotat shipyard, but will now be used exclusively by Blohm+Voss with operation scheduled to start in November this year. TAGS:Superyacht refit Key players operating within La Ciotat Semidep shipyard in southern France have expressed their concerns ... Read More »

Cor D. Rover unveils details of first FD85

Cor D. Rover unveils details of first FD85

The fast displacement motoryacht built by Horizon Yachts offers 25% more hull volume than other vessels in the 24m rule, the Dutch yacht design studio explains. Cor D. Rover, the Dutch yacht design studio that pencilled the FD85 — fast displacement motoryacht built by Horizon Yachts — has revealed that ... Read More »

Timeline for The Big One

Timeline for The Big One

Ever thought about competing in a World Championship regatta? Quantum’s Melges 24 experts Chris Rast and Scott Nixon put together a timeline to help you and your team prepare for the big regatta, so you’ll be fully ready to hit the starting line come the big day. Preparing for a ... Read More »

Christensen launches two 50m yachts

Christensen launches two 50m yachts

Christensen Shipyards has completed the launch of two 50m projects. The 164ft Silver Lining touched the water on the summer solstice (June 20) whilst Chasseur made her first splash last just five days later. The operation was completed deploying Christensen’s mini-drydock system, designed and built completely in-house. The system, which ... Read More »

Top Ten Sailor Hangouts

Top Ten Sailor Hangouts

Aside from yacht clubs, every harbor needs a place where sailors can hang out. Here are ten good ones… Foxy’s, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands In the British Virgin Islands, one of the world’s great sailing playgrounds, everybody comes to Foxy’s. Foxy Callwood presides over this ramshackle, open-air beach ... Read More »

Palumbo wins bid for ISA Yachts

Palumbo wins bid for ISA Yachts

Naples-based Palumbo Group has won the bid to acquire ISA Yachts’ Ancona facilities and brand designs. A court in Italy has confirmed that Naples-based Palumbo Group has won the bid to acquire ISA Yachts’ Ancona facilities and brand designs. The Italian ship repair and superyacht builder is expected to move ... Read More »

N&J Australia expands staff

N&J Australia expands staff

Northrop & Johnson Australia has recruited superyacht industry veteran Andrea Guerin and “yachting authority” Juliette Van Bueren to its team in the Gold Coast. Commenting on the new recruits, N&J Australia director Cameron Bray says: “I’m really excited to have Andy and Juliette joining our team to drive the charter ... Read More »