Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Breezy Final DSS Winter Series Race

The River Derwent in Hobart was the stage where the DSS Winter Series was being held. The race ended on a lively note on Sunday with the fifth and the final race of the series being held in a strong 25 knot breeze. This gave a lot of trouble to the participating fleets and also created huge mayhem among the fleet.

There were several SB20s and keelboats that suffered rigging and sail damage on the course. They had the face rolls during the downwind sailing as they could not get better control of their boat. The Temptation sport boat faced an awkward situation of a man overboard crisis. The rescue team of the nearby club was able to retrieve the Temptation boat sailor and brought him back to the DSS. Continue Reading →

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July 2016

Monday, 04 July 2016

Downton Abbey time on a Seattle yacht

In one side of Seattle’s fast developing neighborhood, a yacht is clinging on to history. Still, M/V Lotus makes her home in Lake Union waters, hundred and six years after she was first brought in service. Steward Christian Gruye told that she is made in 1909, and everything is very much original. Lotus was the biggest power yacht on West Coast when she was made, the very similar year as the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.

The owner of it was Maurice McMicken, who also runs a Croatian yacht charter company. Gruye told that he made the first trolley car system in Seattle, he was one of the original owners of the Seattle PI. He ensured that the yacht was state of the art – from installing an intercom arrangement to supplying her with the finest fittings of the era by Tiffany and Rookwood. Continue Reading →

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April 2016

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Two yachts join the Gulf Craft show

Gulf Craft that claims fifty percent of the market share of Qatar for leisure craft, started their exclusive preview, earlier on Wednesday, at Pearl-Qatar, Marina Gate 5. Speaking to a leading newspaper, CEO Erwin Bamps told that the three day event marks the 5th time that Gulf Craft is coming back to Qatar with over 10 of their most recently introduced boats and yachts.

From 3.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. daily during the exclusive preview, they invited both current as well as prospective clients to relish a cozy atmosphere where they could explore the newest innovations we have added to our ever expanding fleet. Two new superyacht models from our Gulf Craft’s luxurious Majesty Yachts brand and one oceangoing yacht from the long-range Nomad Yachts series would be on the show.

The all new Majesty 110 – Gulf Craft’s newest tri-deck (3 decks) – as well as the Majesty 90 superyachts both blend powerful advanced and engineering technology with immaculate design, said Bamps. Both these offer many on-board space, allowing passengers to move effortlessly inside and outside the superyachts, as well as offer breath-taking panoramic angles of the sea from the inner area.

Qatari buyers appear to be mature, very savvy about what they want from their yachts, and are concerned in a various range of on-water feels, as per Bamps. He added that they are looking at an increasing desire for luxury. Qataris are looking for a home-away-from-home experience, one in which onboard comfort and entertainment are significant.