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A Royal Yacht Gets the Royal Treatment Jul 20

A Royal Yacht Gets the Royal Treatment

If you’ve been interested in boating for awhile, you have probably heard of the Britannia (officially a yacht of the Royal Fleet, unofficially Scotland’s best visitor attraction).  And while it is the most famous floater in the fleet, known to house royal dignitaries from time to time, it is not the only boat that has been owned and loved by Britain’s elite aristocracy.  A lesser known (and smaller) yacht, the Bloodhound, was once a part of this illustrious cadre of boats, and while it was subsequently sold (again and again), eventually falling into disrepair and the annals of yachting history, the once great ship that won many a race has received a face-lift and a second chance at glory, thanks to one devoted couple.

The life of this yacht began in 1936 when it was built by Camper and Nicholson’s for an American lover-of-all-things-English, Ike Bell, who named the boat Bloodhound in honor of his post as Master of the Wiltshire Hounds.  The 63-foot long racing vessel served its owner well, allowing him to enjoy great success racing in both the south of England and Bermuda until 1962, when it was bought by Prince Phillip and added to the Royal Fleet.  In addition to winning several races with his 12-man crew (including the famous Cowes Week regatta), the Prince sailed it alongside the Britannia on the family’s yearly cruise to the Western Isles, subsequently using the old girl to teach Prince Charles and Princess Anne to sail.  The Bloodhound was not only used in the service of the crown, though.  Throughout its tenure in the Royal Fleet, it was also loaned out to yachting clubs with a 3-man crew to teach other youngsters how to sail (thousands, in fact), and spread the culture that the princes and princesses of the country adored.

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Five Must-Have Service Professionals for Every Yacht Jul 16

Now that you’ve got your dream cruiser, built to entertain like the floating pleasure palaces of ancient Rome, you’re ready to take your little boat out for a test run.  Or are you?  You’ve had it outfitted to your lengthy specifications.  From state-of-the-art guest rooms equipped with the latest technological gadgetry to a swanky 1920s-style art deco lounge to a luxurious deck lined with Adirondack chairs, you’ve thought of everything to host on the water with class and style.  Wet bar?  Check.  Top-shelf liquor?  Check.  Enough supplies to keep the party going until Armageddon (and the will to do so)?  Check and check!  There’s only one thing missing…who’s going to pour the drinks?  If you seem to have left service out of the equation when planning your party boat, never fear.  Here are a few service professionals that can benefit any yacht-owner.

Five Must Have Yachts Service Professionals for Every Yacht

  1. Maid.  If you’re going to be out to sea with guests for any length of time, you certainly don’t want to leave the state of their staterooms up to them.  So hire on a maid to do the laundry, make the beds, and keep you and your guests supplied with clean linens (you’re going to go through a lot of towels taking dips all day in the warm, blue waters of whatever tropical paradise you happen to be in at any given time).
  2. Chef.  Nothing will ruin your fun faster than a lack of edible entertainment.  Sure, you can serve Ramen noodles every night of the week, but if you want to cater to expectant guests, you’re going to need cuisine that’s heavier on the brie than the government cheese.  So order up a five-star chef (they can’t all have restaurants of their own) and staff to keep your guests ooh-ing and ah-ing over dessert instead of tossing it in the ocean.  And while a chef may be pressed into service as a waiter, you might want to consider a separate bartended if you plan to party quite a bit.
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The Tour De France Guide is going to sell like hotcakes Jul 16

If there is one thing that any sports fanatic loves is detailed description and commentary from experts, so that they can keep track of their favorite sport at all times. It is this kind of an audience that the Tour De France guide, which is a magazine that is being released for this year’s- Tour De France 2010, race.

As you might know already, the Tour De France race begins from July 3rd and will continue on till the 22nd of the same month, and something like the Tour De France Guide is going to be perfect for people to keep track of the race at all times. This guide is going to contain expert commentary and opinion as well as all the information that anyone might need on the race this year.

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Top 10 Green Yachts and Superyachts Jun 24

The disastrous condition our environment is in has made many people who really care about the wellbeing of their planet start working on saving the little that remained unspoiled. The reasons for this situation are many, one of which is the air and water pollution and here is where the efforts are being made of making things better, the land and water traffic. What we mean in particular is that new means of transport for both land and sea are being invented, carefully manufactured to use sources of energy which come from the nature and cannot do any harm to our environment. As for the land traffic, the use of bicycles has noticed huge increase as well as the use of the newly manufactured eco-friendly land vehicles. Well, we have the same thing done with the sailing means of transport and the last few years there are serious improvements in the manufacturing of the green yachts. These yachts are eco-friendly and do not harm the environment in any possible way. Besides, they have also shown that they can be really functional and durable, so here is a list we made on top 10 green yachts ever manufactured. These luxurious beauties look as grand as the regular yachts do and do not harm nature in any possible way.

1.) The first on our list is a topnotch design by the high-end designer Nuvolari-Lenard. It is the PJ World Superyacht. This uses the Rolls Royce’s package of electric-diesel engine which helps this yacht to achieve its place among the “Clean Class” lucky group. The peak performance, flawless design and, of course, impeccable protection of the environment are some of the things why this piece has deserved the first place on our list.

PJ Palmer Johnson World Superyacht

PJ Palmer Johnson World Superyacht

PJ Palmer Johnson World Superyacht


PJ Palmer Johnson World Superyacht

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Top 5 technologically advanced yachts and superyachts Jun 24

Yachts today are the motor watertight homes of many wealthy individuals and this is no surprise since from the end of the 16th century until today, these sailing homes have experienced long and eventful history of constant development which is the reason why from sailing boats with the purpose of transport of the Dutch navy in the late 16th century, they have become luxurious resorts that could be afforded by very few.

Aside from the luxurious features, this period of constant improvement has made them the most technologically advanced beauties the seas and oceans have ever seen. This is the reason why it is logical to seek for the top 5 technologically advanced yachts in the newer models of the renowned yacht manufacturers.
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1.) The first on our list is a member of the Bentley family. Bentley as a yacht manufacturer is known to bring the most technologically advanced pieces in the yacht industry. Each and every manufacture from this company is well known for the advanced military hull, completely equipped to provide the smoothest ride first of all thanks to the computerized motion control system and all of them are proven to beat the yachts from all other manufacturers, no matter the current sea conditions.

Bentley Super Yacht Gemini 192

Bentley Super Yacht Gemini 192


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The Strand Craft Super Yacht Goes Completely Overboard Jun 18

Strand Craft, the well-known manufacturer of elite classic-style boats enhanced by modern technology, has announced their latest offering, the Strand Craft 122 Yacht: gorgeous, expensive, and almost entirely unattainable.  At a cost of $24 million (£17 million), and with only six slated for production, it’s going to be harder to get your hands on one of these than the coveted Bugatti Veyron, and with a ridiculously steep price point, it caters to only the most extravagant spenders.  So what can you expect from a yacht that costs more than a mansion?

Strand Craft Super Yacht

You start with 122 feet of sleek, sexy, streamlined exterior.  This thing seriously looks like a stealth plane sitting on the water.  Inside, you’ll find a stylish art deco interior that hearkens back to the lavish lifestyle of the roaring ‘20s, four large double staterooms, and spacious salon and receptions areas to fit your entertainment bill (and 52-inch LED TVs and superior sound systems provided by Bang and Olufson in every room are sure to meet the media needs of your guests).  Bonus: this thing even sports bulletproof windows

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Protective eyewear, the best accessory investment on your boat Jun 10

Eyeglasses should by no means be forgotten when yachting or sailing. We are saying this because when sailing or yachting, we always tend not to forget the important pieces of accessories which will both make us look better and feel safe and protected. The most important of these is a nice protective pair of eyeglasses.

However, when we talk about eyeglasses, we are talking about eyeglasses in general, whether it would be a nice pair of yachting sunglasses or prescription glasses really depends on the conditions and your current needs.

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If you have the need of wearing eyeglasses, that is to say, you have a vision anomaly, no matter how small and insignificant your diagnosis at the optometrist is, you are more than obliged to wear them. Not seeing things right at the open sea might endanger both your life and the lives of the people around you. There are many designers that have dedicated at least one of their many eyeglasses collections to this very essential group for the wellbeing of everybody – sailing or yachting high-protective eyewear.

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Yachting.com – a friend of your yachting experience since 1998 Jun 10

Yachting.com is an excellent web resource which aim is to connect the customer with a yacht vendor which offers all the things the buyer wants from a yacht. Their powerful search engine gives you information on which yacht types and yachts makes they have on disposition as well as educational yacht reviews which will help you make up your mind. Therough the years of operating, they have gained the confidence of many customers which in the end are always satisfied. This web site is a kind of a mediator that meets the requirements both of the vendor and the seller and everybody is happy and get what they need. If you want to try out the benefits of recreational boating, yet you are not sure you have found the right yacht and the right person consult their web resource at yachting.com and acquire knowledge of what is best and trendiest in the yacht market and get the most useful pieces of advice when buying the right yacht comes to question.

Yachting.com best yachting experience

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Top 10 Superyachts in the world Jun 10

If somebody asks you what the jewels of the sea are, your definite answer will be the yachts. These floating mansions represent the crown of lifestyle ruling the blues sea with its horizon. The most luxurious fleet of yachts counts the top 10 on its list:

10. KOGO super yacht. 4 years ago the KOGO Superyacht was built with 235 feet long and a capability to accommodate 12 guests in 5 luxurious suits. Designed by the hand of Tim Heywood, this yacht features living area both indoor and outdoor, helipad, massage and beauty room fully equipped with steam room and a large Jacuzzi. KOGO offers four KAWASAKI jet skis for those that want feel the excitement of the water sports. Speed and dynamic movement is easily stabilized to zero ensuring comfort during charter parties.

Carinthia VII owner Helmut Horten
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The perks of fractional yacht ownership Jun 02

We are sure that many of you dream to spend at least a month or two enjoying the perks of yachting, but it has all been dreaming so far since you simply cannot afford it. Well, here is good news. You should stop dreaming since here, at www.SmartYacht.net you can make your dream come true with the help of fractional ownership.

SmartYacht Fractional yacht ownership

To find out about the perks of yacht fractional ownership we will first have to define the term fractional ownership. Fractional ownership is a partial share of something (mostly) expensive, between two or more fractional owners. In contrast to timeshare models, fractional ownership goes along with a real ownership, coming along with the right to trade and sell it as you please and get some money back. The most common forms of fractional ownership are aircrafts, however fractional ownership for luxury motor cruisers and yachts, property and supercars are becoming more popular! Fractional ownership means both sharing the enjoyment and costs over one of the products mentioned above. The financial benefits of fractional yacht ownership versus conventional ownership and charter are obvious: You simply mitigate your risk and save money in areas like acquisition, maintenance, management or mooring. With conventional yacht ownership, budgets usually dictate the size of the yacht you will own, whereas with fractional ownership, you enjoy a much larger yacht of a higher standard with that same budget. Moreover you can mostly take advantage of a professional management taking care of all the hassles of yachting, so you can really enjoy your precious leisure time on board.

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