Southampton Boat Show 2012: Stage for The Megayacht Oyster 885

Southampton Boat Show in September this year will be a launching stage for Oyster 885, a classy megayacht.

Oyster 885, one of the most beautiful yachts, that flaunt a design by ‘Humphreys Yacht Design’ measures 88’10” (27.08-meter) including the bowsprit and 20’9″ (6.33-meter) beam. It has a split cockpit for dining, sundowners. The Oyster 885’s sail area with 140-percent foretriangle measures 4,823 square feet (448.03 square meters).

Apart from interior, the Oyster 855’s hull design enables it to enter the waves swiftly while its broad stern offers it a better stability. Bow and stern thrusters are also standard.

Those who will own this graceful yacht will appreciate the two crew cabins accompanied by a crew galley with mess and the availability of in-mast furling.

Following the famous Southampton boat show in September this year, the Oyster 885 will sail to the Caribbean for the winter season and then will proceed towards the Pacific.

Vertigo: Sailing Yacht of the Year!

Last month Istanbul hosted a gala event during which Vertigo was presented. The stylish and ultra-modern yacht ‘Vertigo’ carved her place as the Sailing Yacht of the Year. She won the prestigious title ‘Neptune Award’ which acknowledged her title as The Yacht of the Year! She also stood high as the Best Sailing Yacht over 40metres. Continue reading

Whaling Still Going On

Japan’s factory ship Nisshin Maru and two more vessels set off to the whaling grounds to begin its controversial annual whale hunt in the Southern Ocean, without farewell ceremony.

Fleet’s departure this year was delayed by few weeks than usual. As a result, the hunt might get shortened. Continue reading

Japan Builds PMA Approved New Vessel

Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd. will own a new vessel that is being built at Japanese shipyard Naikai Zosen Corporation. The vessel is going to be the first one to get approval from PMA – the Panama Maritime Authority.

Technical assistance from ClassNK helped to obtain the certificate which was issued for a new 27,200 dwt open-hatch bulk carrier that will be delivered to Nissho Shipping in the fall of 2012.

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Golden Opportunity: Half Price Rig Checks Till Month End

Readers and subscribers of Yachting Monthly have a golden opportunity!

During the Southampton Boat Show which is just four days away, the readers of Yachting Monthly can get a hull for half the standard price and rig inspections from Hamble Yacht Services.

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Attessa IV: The Largest Yacht Swanks Glimmer and Shimmer

One of North America’s largest yachts ‘Attessa IV’ shows off all the glimmers and shimmers of high profile classy and lavish lifestyle. It not only has a number of guest cabins and dinning salons but it also swanks a swimming pool and two helipads.

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India looking for “greener” shores

The Indian government is braced to go all ‘green’ on its shipping ports and is taking measures for it to actually become a reality. To lower green house gas emissions, ships docking on Indian ports will be assessed on fuel consumption and gases emitted such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Green ships docking at Indian ports will be given discounts based on their performance at the International Environmental Ship Index. Continue reading