Archive for July, 2010

Sea Owl is New Central Agency Listing

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The 124-foot motor yacht Sea Owl was named ShowBoat International’s “Best Motor Yacht of the Year,” and now it is a new Central Agency Listing. Originally launched from Delta Marine, the Sea Owl is truly a magnificent yacht in every way. It is listed at $10,500,000. There are many yacht types and yacht manufacturers to choose from for those who are interested in owning a yacht like the Sea Owl.

John Kerry Yacht Controversy

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

By now, the John Kerry yacht controversy might be considered common knowledge. When Senator John Kerry registered his yacht in Rhode Island instead of his home state, Massachusetts, people assumed that he did so to avoid paying almost $500,000 in taxes. Kerry denied this, saying that the yacht was in Rhode Island for repairs. Although the Department of Revenue addressed the situation by saying that it would evaluate the situation if Kerry brought his yacht to Massachusetts after six months, Kerry ended up avoiding further controversy by volunteering to pay the taxes as if the yacht was based in his home state. Information on yacht taxes and how to buy a yacht is available, which will be useful for anyone interested in owning a yacht.

Azimut Starts Building in Brazil

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Azimut-Benetti Group of Italy will begin buiding Azimut yachts in Santa Catarina, Brazil. One of the major advantages of this change will be the ability to service the growing economy in South America while avoiding Brazil’s high import duty on new boats. Furthermore, Azimut will be able to export to other nearby markets more easily. Azimut is one of the most well-known yacht manufacturers in the world.

Holland Yacht Crosses First But Loses

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Holland’s Sufficient Reason crossed the finish line first in Section 03 of the Chicago to Mackinac race, but finished second to Flying Jenny VI. Before starting the 333-mile course, each of the 375 boats went through a rating system which determines how fast it is capable of sailing, and the handicaps are applied to the elapsed times to determine the winner. Flying Jenny VI of Maryland finished with a corrected time of 44:44, while Sufficient Reason’s was 45:46. For those who are interested in yacht racing, there are many yacht types available, such as Tiara Yachts which is based in Holland.

Olympic Champion in Classic Yachts Challenge

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

For Olympic athletes, the decision to compete in the next Olympic games is not an easy one. A lot of hard work and time goes into preparing for the ultimate competition, and life circumstances are not always ideal. In England, double Olympic sailing champion Sarah Gosling, 33, is still undecided about competing at London 2012. Expecting her first baby in October, Gosling recently participated in the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, a regatta for up to 60 of the best classic yachts in the world, both originals and remakes. This celebration of classic yachting gives perspective on the origin of modern luxury yachts and motor yachts today.

Hatteras Yachts and Cabo Yachts Consolidate

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Yacht companies often go through changes to keep their businesses going. In this case, Hatteras Yachts, a unit of Brunswick Corp., will be consolidating its Hatteras Yachts and Cabo Yachts brands in North Carolina, where both brands have already been sharing services. Hatteras president James R. Meyer believes that moving Cabo Yachts from its Southern California location will be beneficial for the company for many reasons. At least 300 jobs will be relocated to North Carolina. The Cabo Yachts plant will be closed by the end of the year. This is just one example of yacht makes that are undergoing changes.

America’s Cup Tests New Hull Design

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

In Valencia, Spain, the organizers of the America’s Cup have begun tests comparing monohull and multi-hull sailing yachts. These trials will run for four days and are intended to determine which fo these ocean yachts will work best for America’s Cup media coverage. The goal of the trials is to make sure that the America’s Cup is both challenging for the yacht’s crews and a thrilling spectacle for yachting fans watching on television.

More Sunshine Days Ahead

Friday, July 16th, 2010

In Fairport Harbor of Ohio, Sunshine Day is a special day when Fairport Harbor Yacht Club members take disabled, wheelchair-bound, and other residents in Parma out yachting for the day. It all started when Bob and Nancy Paige brought their son and another friend along on a boat ride on Lake Erie. Since then, Sunshine Day has been going strong for 27 years. After the yacht ride, the participants are treated to a picnic lunch and squirt gun fight. This is a great example of a tradition that has united a community in ways that are truly admirable. Yachts are vehicles for recreation and there are many yacht types available in the market. Sea Ray yachts are just one example of the numerous yacht makes to choose from.

New Superyacht Sea Owl Launched

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

The Burger Boat Company has just launched its newest addition, Sea Owl. It is a Tri-Deck motor yacht spanning 40 meters in length. Sporting a green hull and off-white superstructure, Sea Owl is truly distinctive. The yacht also boasts exquisite exterior and interior details with spaces that are prime for entertaining. As for the cabins, there is a spacious master stateroom suite and four large guest staterooms. There are also four double crew staterooms and a captain’s stateroom. Sea Owl is run by Caterpillar engines and includes zero-speed stabilization. In addition, fuel oil purification, desalination, oil water separation, and waste treatment are state-of-the-art for optimal operation. This new superyacht is a great accomplishment for Burger yachts, which has recently co-sponsored the 2010 Rendezvous in Monaco.

Yacht Race Comes to an End

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The 2010 Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race is nearing the home stretch. Eight of the nine yachts that began the race in Victoria, British Columbia on July 1st are getting closer to the finish line near Lahaina, Maui. One vessel withdrew from the race after seven days at sea. The Vic-Maui Yacht Race takes place every second year starting in June or July. It stretches a length of approximately 2308 nautical miles and provides a challenge for yachting enthusiasts.