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How Piracy Has Changed

  For as long as explorers and merchants have gone to sea, pirates have threatened. Documents from Ancient Greece report piracy as early as the 4th Century BC when shipments of grain and olive oil were targeted by maritime thieves. Ever since, piracy, which likely has its roots in even ... Read More »

Superyacht Illusion in Marina Port Vell

Superyacht Illusion in Barcelona Seen here earlier this month at Marina Port Vell in Barcelona is the 55.75 metre superyacht Illusion, which was built by Feadship in 1983 as Le Pharaon. After taking delivery of this yacht, her original owner ordered a new and larger yacht, also called Le Pharaon, which was delivered to him in 1989. ... Read More »

Endless Summer to be fitted with AntiRoll system

Earlier this month, I visited Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts in The Netherlands, where I toured several of their projects. During my tour at the yard, I also met up with Arnold van Aken of Dynamic Marine Systems, who is supplying some of the new build project with their ... Read More »

The Swan 54 – The newest addition to the SwanLine

  Nautor’s Swan is proud to announce a new addition to its extensive and highly successful SwanLine: the Swan 54. A pure bluewater cruiser designed by world renowned naval architect German Frers, who has been working alongside Nautor’s Swan for more than two decades. With the first of four Swan ... Read More »

Merging of Two Worlds

  It is a rare opportunity to truly innovate these days. Most accessible ideas have been achieved and a little like the levels of a computer game, it gets harder and harder as time goes forward, which brings me to Kite Tender. Kite Tender is a project that was brought to ... Read More »

The 104 metre Quantum Blue at anchor

Superyacht Quantum Blue in Juan les Pins The Tim Heywood designed and PYC certified Quantum Blue was delivered by Lürssen earlier this year. Her interiors have been designed by the Alberto Pinto Design office, who according to her builder has included a mix of rare and striking materials to create a luxurious and unique look. ... Read More »

Sailpower Menorca

Sailpower Menorca describes itself as the ‘only dedicated sailboat service in Menorca’. The company has recently moved to bigger and better premises on the industrial estate in Mahón. Sailpower now has 300m2 of space for its yacht maintenance workshop, boat storage area and, perhaps most importantly, a new dedicated rigging ... Read More »