Wooden yachts

Wood is the oldest shipbuilding material which retains its popularity, despite the emergence of many new materials. Moreover, in recent years, wooden yachts began to gain popularity again. More »

Yacht insurance

If you seriously reflected on purchase of own yacht, it is worth taking care of its insurance. During water travel there can be any incident to the yacht: blow when mooring, collision, grounding. Therefore insurance of the yacht won’t be senseless expenditure. More »

Sailcloth: choice and care

It’s time to change the sails to new? You will meet with a huge, confusing choice of sailcloth. More »

The yacht Azzam

The world’s biggest superyacht, 180m Azzam, has finally left Lurssen on her maiden voyage after first capturing the world s attention back in 2013 when she emerged from her massive build shed. More »

Silver Wind – the smart superyacht by ISA

You could be forgiven for convinced that Silver Wind is pure arm candy, with her streamlined profile and amazing exterior paintwork. The reality is that her unique propulsion system and pioneering technologies make her one of the smartest yachts on the sea. More »

 

Compulational fluid dynamics (CFD) in yacht building

Compulational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods to analyze problems that involve fluid flows. CFD has been around for a long time and has been used in the large commercial sector since the 1980s. But its application in the superyacht arena – for underwater appendages rather than simple hull form – was underutilized some years ago.

CFD

Streamlines within the CFD program used to demonstrate and analyse the flow into the propeller.

Top-10 Luxury Yachts

Even the richest people in the world who has everything that it is only possible to wish, don’t miss opportunity to brag before each other of the welfare.

Monaco Yacht Show, which is annually carried out on one of the most expensive resorts of the world is traditional, attracts a great number of the richest people who represent the luxury yachts. In 2014 following the results of Monaco Yacht Show it was announced Top-10 the most expensive yachts on the planet. These luxury yachts are more similar to the small cities on water and belong to the world’s financial elite. A half of them belongs to the Russian businessmen.

Superyacht racing: a brief guide

When commissioning a modern sailing super yacht, most owners, even if they have по immediate plans to compete, will have at least one eye on the regatta circuit. You never know when the bug will strike, something Marco Vogele, owner of the 33 metre Vitters Inoui, understands well: “I didn’t start out with an ambition to do regattas, but you do one and you get hooked. You go faster, and then you start thinking about buying a faster boat!”

Wooden yachts

Wooden yacht

In recent years wooden yachts began to gain popularity again.

Wood is the oldest shipbuilding material which retains its popularity, despite the emergence of many new materials. Moreover, in recent years, wooden yachts began to gain popularity again.

Miami International Boat Show 2015

Miami Boat Show 2015

This show provides something for any boating lifestyle and budget.

Miami International Boat Show 2015 – the largest in the USA yacht exhibition, at which all novelties of the yacht industry will be presented.

Silver Wind – the smart superyacht by ISA

Silver Wind

You could be forgiven for convinced that Silver Wind is pure arm candy, with her streamlined profile and amazing exterior paintwork. The reality is that her unique propulsion system and pioneering technologies make her one of the smartest yachts on the sea.

There is no doubt that Silver Wind, one of the latest launches from International Shipyards Ancona (ISA) and also the largest in the yard’s Sport line, is a good-looking yacht. She has bold and dramatic exterior lines by Andrea Vallicelli with a sparkling silver paint job that’s earned all the way to the top of the radar mast. A luxurious interior bv Nuvalari Lenard, meanwhile, makes beautiful use of natural colors, warm woods and textural details to balance outdoor spaces.

Azzam finally makes her debut

The world’s largest superyacht leaves yard for maiden voyage.

The yacht Azzam belongs to royal family of the United Arab Emirates, however is registered as charter.

The yacht Azzam belongs to royal family of the United Arab Emirates, however is registered as a charter.

The world’s biggest superyacht, 180m Azzam, has finally left Lurssen on her maiden voyage after first capturing the world s attention back in 2013 when she emerged from her massive build shed. The yacht made her way to Gibraltar and on to Casablanca, clocking a respectable 12-knot cruising speed, though she is capable of a much swifter 30 knots when her twin gas-turbine, twin-diesel engine setup is cranked to maximum output.

Outer Reef adds QR codes

Outer reef add QR codes

QR codes codes will link to the owner’s manual

Scan your boat for advice.

American manufacturer Outer Reef Yachts has added QR codes to all equipment on its models. The Quik Code System can then be used to look up relevant pages in the owner’s manual.

When a QR code is scanned by a tablet or smartphone it directs the user to a particular web page. In this instance, the idea is that by scanning the code printed on a particular piece of equipment on board an Outer Reef Yacht, owners, captains and engineers will be presented with the related page of the manual. The new Quik Code System will be rolled out on all Outer Reef models worldwide.

Spanish market bounce

Balearics boom as Spanish island chain opens up for non-EU charter boats.

Balearics boom as Spanish island chain opens up for non-EU charter boats.

The Balearics’ charter yachts market is due to get more open and competitive, following a change in local law.

Prior to September, any vessel measuring more than 45ft long needed to be EU-flagged in order to offer charter services in the Spanish island chain, but this restriction has now been dropped.

Local charter company Easyboats has said that this should result in more options for those looking to charter next summer.

VIP yacht charter

Excellent vacation, leisurely pastime, visiting the most beautiful and quite secluded places on the planet – all this can be achieved when you are the owner of a private yacht. But if because of employment, you can afford a vacation is very seldom, though isn’t limited in finance, the purchase of the yacht doesn’t make sense. In that case the optimum choice is the VIP yacht charter – renting of the luxury yacht, for time determined by you and travel on it along the route chosen by you. Thus, you will be able perfectly to have a rest and realize any dreams, at the same time having avoided any troubles with service of the vessel.