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From Five Star Food to Fodder Over Fires

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Working as a sole Chef/Stewardess on a sailing yacht has been an exciting but great challenge. It has tested me in so many ways, both physically and mentally. Several times, I have provisioned for the 3500 nautical mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean; I have bartered for limited food supplies ... Read More »

Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

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The Cannes Yachting Festival takes place this year from September 12th to the 17th in the elegant surroundings of the two Marinas in Cannes, Le Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto.     The show has steadily become one of the most important shows in the world, with many boatbuilders ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Limassol Marian, Cyprus

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Marina Spotlight – Limassol Marina Until 2013, the only place you could park your superyacht in Cyprus was an uninspiring ill-suited commercial port. A veritable Greek tragedy. And then, as if by magic, a group of developers, construction companies and investors got together and pooled years of knowledge and experience ... Read More »

From Superyachts to Sri Lankan orphanages

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Sarah Buttery has worked in the Superyacht business as a stewardess for the past seven years, and last winter decided to do some independent travelling, wanting an antidote to the Superyacht working life, during her “off” season. Here Sarah tells us about her background in yachting and her trip. Born ... Read More »

First Kymeta panels set sail on a yacht

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Technology Update – Roger Horner of e3 Systems  Spain plays host to the international maritime community for 11 days  The Islander’s Nautifest was a huge success with an excellent party sponsored by e3 on Friday evening. The party then moved on to Barcelona for the MYBA Show, hosted by One Ocean ... Read More »

Fairline – a Phoenix from the Ashes

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On Wednesday 2 December 2015 British boat builder Fairline collapsed and was placed into administration putting hundreds of livelihoods at risk. On Monday 25 January 2016 it was announced that UK-based Russian businessmen Alexander Volov and Igor Glyanenko had paid around 4.5 million pounds to acquire the assets of ‘Fairline ... Read More »

2017 Palma Superyacht Cup: 21st-24th June 2017

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“Competitive yacht racing, a relaxed informal social programme and the perfect location for superyachts – it does not get any better!” The Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the four ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Port Tarraco

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  Last month the spotlight fell on Vilanova Grand Marina, 50km southwest of Barcelona, and once more we’re continuing the Catalunyan theme. This time we’re taking you 50km further down the coastline, direction Valencia, to the uber modern Port Tarraco.   Dominated by large glass-fronted buildings reflecting the abundant sunlight, ... Read More »

Watch Out, We’re Back


This year’s fleet is made up of a selection of incredibly varied yachts. For example, we’ll be able to see new entrants so fresh their paint’s practically still wet (like the previously mentioned 34m Ribelle). These newbies are anxious to get on the start line and prove their regatta-winning potential. ... Read More »