Category Archives: Boats

SuperYacht Tours: ‘ACE’ – A 278 Ft, 2012 Lurssen (Video)

Iconic custom-built Lurssen, ACE superyacht for sale is a true example of a luxurious vessel blending beauty and power. With spectacular, unique design both inside and out by the highly regarded Winch Design, ACE is a masterpiece of the seas with an enormous volume of 2,732 GT.

This enchanting yacht for sale is one of the best pedigree yachts on the market and features a helipad. Built by an experienced Owner and refit in 2018, ACE has had only one Owner since new and has only ever been privately used. Andrew Winch’s state-of-the-art design includes oval balconies and large side-arches, perfectly complemented by a stunning, timeless, classic interior.

ACE accommodates 10 guests in 5 staterooms, and can be serviced by 30 crew. Whilst the current accommodation layout is for 10 guests, it would be possible for a future Owner to convert the massage room into a sixth stateroom, which would then provide accommodations for 12 guests.

Sailboat Racing: Luna Rossa Italy Tops UK INEOS In Prada Cup (Video Recap)

A strong boat, and an impressive sailing performance saw Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli beat INEOS Team UK by 7 victories to one in the Prada Cup final. The Italians will now go on to the America’s Cup itself.

Views: ‘Maud Of Ålesund’ – 1917 Fishing Cutter In The Fjords Of Norway (Video)

Maud is a century old fishing vessel that now carries tourists and explorers along deep fjords to the slopes of the Sunnmøre Alps. In these scenes from Switchback’s film Fjord Norway (2013), made for Salomon TV, adventure skiers Greg Hill, Andreas Fransson and Chris Rubens embark on a journey to these remote mountains in Western Norway.

Maud af Aalesund is a restored fishing cutter from 1917. The boat is 53 feet and has fished along the Sunnmør coast. It has i.a. had a base in Volda, Giske and Ålesund, – most recently as shrimp trawlers. Maud has now been rebuilt and brought back to the starting point and rigged with sails.

Sailboat Racing: ‘Luna Rossa Italy vs INEOS Team UK’ In 2021 Prada Cup Final

There’s plenty of intrigue as the Italians and British square off for the right to challenge Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup.

The Prada Cup final starts on Saturday with Luna Rossa taking on INEOS Team UK with the first team to get seven wins qualifying to take on the Kiwis.

Have the British sorted out their light-air issues? Can the Italians really handle the sort of pressure that Sir Ben Ainslie is sure to apply, especially if the winds nudge the upper limit of 21 knots? Will the bad blood that is simmering between the two syndicates boil over with the stakes so high?

Views: ‘Black Pepper’ – 1975, 79 Ft. Cantieri di Lavagna Motor Yacht (Video)

Built by Cantieri di Lavagna in 1975, BLACK PEPPER is a classic round stern motor yacht with timeless and elegant lines. Very economical, she comes with a 2.000nm range. Her exterior offers a shaded aft deck area and a welcoming upper deck. She is also designed with an alfresco dining area. Besides a welcoming salon, she offers comfortable accommodation for 9 guests in 4 cabins, plus crew. Her Master cabin is located on main deck. BLACK PEPPER is maintained all-year long by her full-time crew and kept by her present owners in very good condition. Refitted in 2015-2016 at STP facilities, works achieved are including new teak on main decks, exterior paint job, machinery overhaul, and more.

Sportfish Yacht Tours: ‘Bonnie T – 62 Ft. Rybovich’

Fully equipped for tournament fishing, BONNIE T was hull no. 105., one of the last Rybovich’s built at the West Palm Beach, FL yard by a repeat custom boat owner.

This sportfish yacht for sale has all the attributes of a classic Rybovich with a teak toe rail, teak cabin half round, teak cockpit deck, teak covering boards, teak bulkhead, teak transom, teak helm station and bridge rail. She is of ample size for both fishing and entertaining.

Accommodating 6 guests in 3 staterooms and boasting an impressive maximum speed of 40 knots, BONNIE T is every sport fisherman’s dream!

Design: ‘Royal Falcon One’ Catamaran Superyacht By Studio FA Porsche (Video)

Royal Falcon One is a brand-new 41.14m power catamaran developed by the Singapore-based Royal Falcon Fleet.  It boasts a unique design hailing from the drawing boards of the iconic Porsche Design Studio.

The revolutionary design offers all the efficient economic cruising attributes of a multihull, along with the spatial benefits provided by the wide beam, whilst offering guests a desirable aesthetic and functional yet luxurious interior.

Royal Falcon One has five comfortable and spacious cabins.  There are three guest cabins located on the main deck and the full-beam master suite, with its own private deck area, is on the upper deck, along with a VIP suite. 

The interior design is revolutionary, providing guests with the highest levels of luxury and using only the finest leathers and materials to create a contemporary design that is in keeping with her super-modern exterior styling.

Forward of the main saloon, the carefully considered interior layout allows for a panoramic observation lounge which makes the most of the yacht’s wide beam and is an impressive entertaining space.

Yacht Tours: ‘Phoenix’ – A 2012, 123 Ft. Sanlorenzo In Bay Of Hong Kong (Video)

PHOENIX is one of very few yachts in the highly desirable Sanlorenzo SD122 range available on the market today. Presenting a rare opportunity in Asia, with the potential for a short delivery to a new Owner anywhere in the world, she has never been chartered, rarely been slept in and comes to the market with only 1,250 engine hours.

With a fresh feel throughout, she sleeps 12 guests in 5 suites, ideal for comfortable cruising with family and close friends. She has a long range of 3000NM at displacement speed. Her vast social spaces are impressive yet relaxing, and whether you are reading in the salon or taking in the view from the hot tub on the sundeck, enjoyment is guaranteed.

Aerial Views: ‘Icebreakers & Ships’ Of The Arctic (4K)

The Icebreaker and ships in Artic, cinematic drone footage in 4K by Oculus Films.

The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover, with predominantly treeless permafrost (permanently frozen underground ice) containing tundra. Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places.

The Arctic region is a unique area among Earth’s ecosystems. The cultures in the region and the Arctic indigenous peoples have adapted to its cold and extreme conditions. Life in the Arctic includes zooplankton and phytoplankton, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, plants and human societies. Arctic land is bordered by the subarctic.

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world’s five major oceans. It spans an area of approximately 14,060,000 km² and is also known as the coldest of all the oceans. The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) recognizes it as an ocean, although some oceanographers call it the Arctic Mediterranean Sea. It is sometimes classified as an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, and it is also seen as the northernmost part of the all-encompassing World Ocean. The Arctic Ocean includes the North Pole region in the middle of the Northern Hemisphere, and extends south to about 60°N.

The Arctic Ocean is surrounded by Eurasia and North America, and the borders follow topographic features; the Bering Strait on the Pacific side, and the Greenland Scotland Ridge on the Atlantic side. It is mostly covered by sea ice throughout the year and almost completely in winter. The Arctic Ocean’s surface temperature and salinity vary seasonally as the ice cover melts and freezes; its salinity is the lowest on average of the five major oceans, due to low evaporation, heavy fresh water inflow from rivers and streams, and limited connection and outflow to surrounding oceanic waters with higher salinities. The summer shrinking of the ice has been quoted at 50%.

The US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) uses satellite data to provide a daily record of Arctic sea ice cover and the rate of melting compared to an average period and specific past years, showing a continuous decline in sea ice extent. In September 2012, the Arctic ice extent reached a new record minimum. Compared to the average extent (1979-2000), the sea ice had diminished by 49%. An icebreaker is a special-purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters, and provide safe waterways for other boats and ships. Although the term usually refers to ice-breaking ships, it may also refer to smaller vessels, such as the icebreaking boats that were once used on the canals of the United Kingdom.

For a ship to be considered an icebreaker, it requires three traits most normal ships lack: a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and the power to push through sea ice. Icebreakers clear paths by pushing straight into frozen-over water or pack ice. The bending strength of sea ice is low enough that the ice breaks usually without noticeable change in the vessel’s trim. In cases of very thick ice, an icebreaker can drive its bow onto the ice to break it under the weight of the ship.

A buildup of broken ice in front of a ship can slow it down much more than the breaking of the ice itself, so icebreakers have a specially designed hull to direct the broken ice around or under the vessel. The external components of the ship’s propulsion system (propellers, propeller shafts, etc.) are at greater risk of damage than the vessel’s hull, so the ability of an icebreaker to propel itself onto the ice, break it, and clear the debris from its path successfully is essential for its safety.

Yacht Tours: ‘Komokwa’ – 135′ Horizon, 2010′ (Video)

Horizon motor yacht KOMOKWA is now offered for sale by her original owner. The best of this Horizon Premier 135 series she is in fantastic condition and the only one available with the owner cabin located on the bridge deck. Her beautiful lines conceal a splendid interior layout and offer an exceptional deck space. At anchor stabilization and frequency converter for worldwide navigation; over 60,000 nautical miles proven. Her main engines are under a comprehensive “Bumper to Bumper” 5-year warranty which expires in May 2022. The top deck is a guest favorite with 360-degree views. This deck has a hot tub with unobstructed views, sun chairs, a forward sun pad area, a shaded dining area. A full bar with 6 stools, a grill, and an outdoor shower complete the deck.