Monthly Archives: January 2015

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.

Sailcloth: choice and care

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

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.

London show shaping up: 4D experience added

London show

At the show, visitors will be able to walk through different marine environments

A raft of new brands has been added onto the London Boat Show exhibitor listing, as the 2015 event at the Excel Centre begins to take form.
Sunseeker International, Princess Yachts, Jeanneau, Broom, Cockwells, Pearl Motor Yachts, Haines Marine, English Harbour Yachts, Chris-Craft, Williams Performance Tenders and Ribeye have all been added to the list of confirmed names. They will join the likes of Beneteau and Fairline, who were announced earlier in the year.
A number of smaller importers are also planning to display their craft, including Midway Boats, the Cheshire-based dealer for Finnmaster.