Costa Concordia Clean Up Could Take A Year

An Italian firefighter helicopter lifts up a passenger from the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia which ran aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP / Gregorio Borgia)

The Costa Concordia cruise ship listing dangerously on its one side will continue to uglify the Giglio coast for coming part of the year. Continue reading

Teenager circles the globe in a year

Laura Dekker, age 16, completed a year long voyage around the globe, on a sailboat named Guppy. She is the youngest person to have circled the globe alone on a sailboat.

There were many stops on her voyage. It ended at St Marten, Philipsburg, where she was greeted amidst a lot of cheer and applause. Her family had already greeted her at sea earlier.

Laura had to battle against high seas and heavy winds on her final leg of the Voyage from Cape Town. She described the whole experience as a dream that she lived through. Although she is the youngest sailor to circle the globe alone, the Guinness World Records and the World Sailing Speed Record Sailing Council do not acknowledge the record, as they do not want to encourage young sailors to attempt dangerous feats.

The stops through her voyage include exotic names such as  Bora Bora, Fiji, South Africa, Australia, Canary Islands, Tonga, Galapagos Islands and Panama. On her journey around the globe, the teenager covered more than 27,000 nautical miles.

Miami Show to Unveil Riviera’s New 53 Enclosed Flybridge

The Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show, the world’s leading and famous boat show is all set to boast Riviera’s New 53 Enclosed Flybridge for the first time. Continue reading

Chicago Boat Show to Boast the Largest Sailboat

Ocean will be the largest sailboat to be showcased at the indoor Chicago boat show ever since it started. Pinnacle Yachts, the exhibitor of this giant sailboat said that it will add a new script in the history of the Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago Show. Continue reading

All New 31’ Catalina 315 Wonderful Gift of 2012

With outstanding design and all-new features, the 31’Catalina 315 is ready to steal your heart. It is a fresh addition to the Catalina 5 series aiming to provide high performance, stylish design, and superb engineering achievements. The yacht is featured with contemporary deck style, chic cockpit and killer look that is the epitome of high-class work the same found in its top-selling models like the Catalina 445 and 355. Continue reading

Shandong Heavy Industry Leap Step in Italian Luxury Yacht Market

After the acquisition of the world’s largest luxury-yacht builder Ferretti Group by the China’s biggest bulldozer-maker Shandong Heavy Industry Group, the country has ventured into manufacturing of superyachts. Continue reading

Sailboat-Plane Hybrid Rockets into 2012 Hoping to Break Speed Sailing Record

The Vestas Sailrocket 2, a hybrid boat/plane built by a team of naval architects, engineers and yachtsmen and women is planning to have its name etched in golden letters, by attempting to break the record for fastest sailing vessel on water. Continue reading

Cleaning oil spills with robotic sailboats

The oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, was a great human catastrophe which led to severe damage to the planet and human life. Some people lost their lives while others were seriously injured. By the month of July 2010, when cleaning of the oil spill was capped, almost 4.9 billion barrels of oil covered the Gulf in a layer of toxic slick. Continue reading

J/108 Ready to Knock Out in 2012

After a huge success of J/95 (The Cruising World 2010 Boat of  the Year), the company, J Boat Inc. is prepared to lunch its new J/108 boat at the ‘Cruising World Sailboat Show 2012’. J/108 has a twin-rudder centreboard that helps enhance balance in the sea. Continue reading