Yacht lovers may be interested to hear that the 2011 Abu Dhabi Yacht Show will feature new concept launches and other premieres. Similar to previous shows, this event will include a large number of exhibitors including popular yacht makes such as Benetti and Azimut yachts. Last year, the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show featured the concept debut of the ES117 by Oceanco yachts, which is planning two more concept launches for this year’s show.
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Yacht lovers and fans of the popular yacht make Vicem Yachts may be interested to check out the new Vanguard line. The bold design is accented with a new color palette and wood elements. This modern motor yacht features two cabins with twin berths. While the interior and exterior were designed by Vicem designers, the naval architecture and hull were designed by Michael Peters. Those who are interested can learn more about this and other new yacht models.
This year, the winner of the European Yacht of the Year award in the performance cruisers category is the Elan 350. This 35-foot sailing yacht features a large aft locker and a twin wheel, twin rudder layout that provides optimal steering and handling. Similar to the Elan 310, this yacht is both sophisticated and powerful, with a broad stern and improved chined hull. Those looking to research this and other yacht makes such as Cabo and Hatteras yachts can find all the information they need.
The 2011 European Yacht of the Year awards were given at the Düsseldorf Boat Show. Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey 409 was awarded in the Family Cruisers category. Designed by Philippe Briand, this modern yacht boasts a contemporary hull chine, a fold-down swim platform and a longer cockpit. For this model, there are three layouts to choose from as well as beautiful upholstery options. Fans of Jeanneau yachts can check out the Sun Odyssey 409 and other great sailing yachts from this popular yacht manufacturer.
Fans of Bavaria Yachts may be interested to hear that the yacht manufacturer has established an OEM partnership with Garmin Marine Electronics. Garmin will be the exclusive supplier of marine electronics and offer a package that features multi-function displays, an autopilot system, and a high-quality marine instrument display. The new GHP sailboat autopilot system will be offered first to those interested in buying a Bavaria sailing yacht, while other new models will be available for the cruising yachts.
A trend today with yacht designers is creating environmentally-friendly yachts. One such design is the Ocean Empire LSV, designed by Sauter Carbon Offset Design. What makes this yacht unique is that it can be propelled in four “green” ways. Covered in solar panels, the luxury yacht also has a Daimler BlueTec marine diesel engine and two hydroponic farms. Yachting enthusiasts can find out more about the most popular motor yachts on the market today.
Yachting enthusiasts enjoyed the Toronto International Boat Show which took place on January 8-16 at the Direct Energy Centre. Known as one of the largest boat shows in North America, the event featured some of the most popular yacht makes and exhibitors in the world. There was also an indoor lake where professional wakeboarders performed stunts. Attendees also had the chance to try out kayaks and inflatable boats on the lake. Those who are interested can find out more about the exhibitors at the show including Sea Ray yachts, Princess and Marquis yachts.
The 106th annual New York Boat Show is taking place January 19-23 at the Javits Center. Yachting enthusiasts can check out an array of luxury and sport yachts in addition to classic and antique boats. Those who are interested can also attend a boat handling clinic or research the latest in marine products for every kind of motor yacht. Don’t miss your chance to check out the most popular yacht manufacturers such as Bayliner and Sea Ray yachts.
Yachting enthusiasts may have heard of Digital Yacht, a company that manufacturers marine electronics. Recently, Digital Yacht launched a new division at the London Boat Show, Digital Deep Sea. The line will produce a wide assortment of products from fishfinders to naval equipment. Those who are interested can check out more ways to enhance their motor yachts and luxurious superyachts.
Those who are interested in yacht racing may want to check out the 2011 Royal Langkawi International Regatta beginning on January 11. This five-day regatta will feature forty local and foreign competitors, including those from Australia, Japan, Germany and others. A new event that will take place is for 16-foot yachts manned by two yachtsmen. Yacht lovers can learn more about sailing yacht as well as high-end luxury yachts.