Star Clippers Have A New Luxury Cruise Ship In The Works

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Set for launching in 2017, the biggest cruise ship, since the Royal Clipper in July 2000, will be set sail. This new vessel measures 8,770 tons and will transport 300 passengers. The barque will be five-masted and square rigged. It will be a close replica of the dramatic France II, which was commissioned as the largest square rigger as of 1911. The Royal Clipper is modeled after the famous German ship, the Preussen. Continue reading

Viking Star Cruise Ship Is In a Class of Its Own

Cruise ships have always been seen as the height of luxury. They cater beautifully to their passengers, providing an experience that some people are lucky to enjoy once in a lifetime. Each cruise brings the passengers through incredible waters with a gorgeous view while they experience luxury services from a ship dedicated to offering the ultimate in customer service to everyone on board.

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Rolex Fastnet Race: The World’s Biggest Offshore Race

Credit: 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. Photo: Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

Credit: 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. Photo: Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

It’s that year again, well, it’s that year that happens every two years again. That’s right, it’s time for the Rolex Fastnet Race. The Fastnet is the largest offshore sailing race that happens once every two years. Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises Awarded a Silver Level Certification

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Celebrity Cruises has been named “Autism Friendly.” This is a Silver Level award. This means that Celebrity Cruises does ensure and provide a safe environment for any child who has a developmental disability. Continue reading

The FarEast 28R pocket rocket boat that costs less than £35,000

The technology in the world of boat racing has made amazing high quality sportsboats much more affordable to consumers all around the world. There are more and more buyers in the market when it comes to investing in design race boats Continue reading

Sailing Reinstated For The Paralympic Games

Some April Fools jokes are funnier than others. The latest offering from Scuttlebutt Sailing News goes into the “not at all funny” pile. The premise of the “joke” is that sailing has been reinstated for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and that new boats will be required for the event. Continue reading

The Exhilarating Pershing 70, leaves nothing to desire

The exquisite design will attract even the most critical of luxury private yacht enthusiasts. With its twin 1600-horsepower MTU 10V 2000 M94 diesels, this optimal performing cruiser with a speeds reaching 46 knots, and a cruising speed of 40 knots, will certainly keep a smile on your face.

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The meticulous design of the Pershing 70 helps to solidify the reputation for strongly built hulls, able to handle the off shore high performance cruising mission to anywhere your heart desires to go. The Pershing 70 is available in two equally tantalizing accommodating layouts. At first glimpse, the stunning yacht strikes up images of luxurious cruises with its exceptional design in the midst of imposing shapes, original structural design and a thoughtfully selected palette of colors. The large windows enhance the beauty of the yachts sporty appearance.

The fuel capacity is 925 gallons allowing would be adventurists to sail up to 280 nautical miles. With comfortable accommodations for up to 16 people with three cabins, this 70-foot jewel is not your neighbors sail boat. The all-new Pershing 70 built is for performance, pleasing to the eyes and is equipped with blue tooth capability; to link to an Iphone or IPAD allowing the owner to monitor and control curtains, lights and air conditioning. Also available is a web option through which a remote alarm can notify you in case water gets into the bilge, for example.

The pride of owning the Pershing 70 says many things, however most of all it says ownership definitely has its privileges.

First Aussie Women Skipper in Clipper Race

Wendy Tuck- the name rings a bell for many Australian skippers. Yes, she is the woman who has taken Oprah Winfrey and Russell Crowe sailing in Sydney Harbour and now will be looking for another feather in cap after being announced as the first Australian woman to skipper in the world famous race which sets sail from the UK this August. Continue reading