Luxury Charter Yachts on Display at the Newport Charter Yacht Show

Annual Newport Charter Yacht Show

The 34th Annual Newport Charter Yacht Show, which starts Monday, June 22 and runs through Thursday, June 25 is putting on a spectacular show of 25 world-class charter yachts worth a combined value of over $100 million. This is only of the six such charter industry shows in the world, catering to industry professionals curious in researching the many opportunities available for luxury chartering in New England. With some help from U.S. Virgin Islands – Department of Tourism, this year’s event is being celebrated with the Caribbean Carnival theme. Continue reading

It’s a Superyacht…It’s a Plane…It’s Helicopter!

Credit: http://www.vasilyklyukin.com/

Credit: http://www.vasilyklyukin.com/

They continue to grow in size and elegance with features that the average man or woman in the street could just dream of. The yacht has certainly evolved through the years with limitations only restricted to your imagination. Many yachts are equipped with everything from submarines to swimming pools to helipads. If Russian businessman Vasily Klyukin has anything to do with it the best is yet to come. Based on designs already on the table the new yacht will be part of the marine and the aviation industry. Although the concept is still sitting on the table, Klyukin has great expectations that it will eventually become a reality.  Continue reading

Rio 2016 Olympics Still “Concerned” About Water Pollution in the Sailing Venue

A partial view over the Guanabara bay, between Rio de Janerio and Niterói (Creative Commons/Edgar Jiménez from Porto, Portugal)

A partial view over the Guanabara bay, between Rio de Janerio and Niterói (Creative Commons/Edgar Jiménez from Porto, Portugal)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has once again spoke with asserted concern about the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay with barely one year left before the Olympic sailing events are due. Continue reading

Oman Sail’s GC32 Sultanate of Oman win first 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour event in Austria

Sail boats have long captured the imagination of teams working together for a common cause. A sailing event in Austria typically draws in worldwide attention on behalf of those making their name. Sail boats take the time to be compiled and launched for any major event. If they want to make a successful appearance, they need to take sailing seriously on behalf of those in effect. Leigh McMillan was a standout performer on behalf of those wanting to tour the area. The Sultanate of Oman emerged as a leading contender in the event behind his skill and dexterity at the helm. Continue reading