Japanese Firms Set to Launch Self-Piloting Cargo Ships Soon

Are you excited about self-driving cars driven by artificial intelligence? Get ready for the launch of self-driven cargo ships. Japanese shipping firms are working with shipbuilders to develop self-piloting container ships driven by artificial intelligence. Continue reading

The 2016 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis

The concept of this in-water sailboat show was invented in Annapolis in the year 1970. For the last 47 years, Annapolis has been hosting the Fall Sailboat and Powerboat Show. Every year, early October, Chesapeake Bayside town of Annapolis, Maryland turns into the unofficial epicentre of readily available and affordable American sailboat shopping. Continue reading

Luxury Charter Yachts on Display at the 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 one 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands – Department of Tourism, this year’s event is being celebrated with the Caribbean Carnival theme.

To ensure the event is a success, captains and their crews primed their respective yachts over the weekend. They also attended the Happy Hour sponsored by Newport Shipyard, Engineered Marine Coatings, and West Marine Mega Yacht Supply and Captains and Crew Briefing.

On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, the favourite Yacht Hops will take place, where captains and crews dress in costumes to host themed functions with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Throughout the week, competitions will test the efficiency of the private chefs and professional crews behind these luxury charter yachts. It will look at their hospitality and culinary skills in a string of contests held throughout the week. Other events include the Pitch-and-Put Golf Competition and the seaHEX Drone Challenge sponsored by seaHEX and Fuerte Amador Resort & Marina.

On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, American Yacht Charter Association and Newport Charter Yacht Show will present two industry focussed seminars to educate yacht charter professionals.

Alphaland to Build P2Billion Yacht Club

On 7th November 2012, Alphaland Corp. announced its idea of constructing a P2-Billion yacht club, which will cater as the centrepiece of its premium self-concentrated seaside community – the Bay City. Continue reading

Luxury Yachts Worth £14m Put Up For Sale in Lincolnshire

Updated Jan 2013

Don’t worry if you find the rich and famous missing from their homes! For they are surely heading to Lincoln where luxury yachts worth up to £14m are being put up for sale by Burton Waters Boat Sales. Continue reading

CSL Geared for Two New Bulkers as Part of Fleet Expansion

Orders for two new gear-less bulk vessels have been ordered by Canada Steamship Lines (CSL), a division of CSL Group. The number of ships built to ‘Trillium Class’ now amounts to six. The ships are being built for the Great Lakes Market as part of its big fleet extension program. Continue reading

Web Application to Detect Pirates at High Seas

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Vessels coursing the high seas may soon be able to track movements of pirates through a web-based application. The application will work in any area where there is an internet connection. The application will work on a global scale. Sailors will be able to track movements of illegal vessels, arms traffickers, drug dealers, and other disreputable elements at sea. Continue reading

Sailboats Now Powered by Hybrid Technology

 

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Gone are those days when hybrid technology is used in cars. With increasing eco-consciousness, many sailors have started using hybrid engines that consume less fuel (or diesel) compared to old motors. Continue reading

Dubai International Boat Show: A Beehive for Big Dubai Spenders

Updated Mar 2012

With the starting of 20th Dubai International Boat Show, the enthusiasts will get a chance to know about luxury brands. The show will boast around 750 exhibitors from over 40 countries. It will be a special show of its own kind organised by the Middle East’s high net worth individuals (HNWI) as well as display the latest equipment of boats and yachts. Continue reading

UK ships go armed in high waters at risk of Somali pirates

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More and more of the UK shipping companies are armed with combat men to safeguard against the threat of Somali pirates. Leading industry analysts state that around 20 to 30% of UK ships in high-risk areas were armed with combat men. However, there are concerns raised as to whether the security firms are capable of approving the process with due care and diligence. Continue reading