The Atlantic Yacht Basin spans 60 acres in Chesapeake, but those who are not yachting enthusiasts may not know about it. South of the Great Bridge bridge, the boat yard is a popular place for owners of motor yachts to stop for fuel and maintenance. Some will stay briefly while others may dock for months or years, staying protected from hurricanes and cold winters. Those who travel the Intercoastal Waterway with their luxury yachts may be familiar with this respite.
Archive for November, 2010
Dufour yachts will be unveiling the Dufour 445 Grand’Large at the Paris Boat Show. This latest model is the second new model this year, and like others, it is designed for coastal luxury cruising. The Dufour 445 Grand’Large is available in three or four cabin versions and features a high-performance hull design. Yachting enthusiasts can find out more about this and other popular yacht makes such as Viking and Azimut yachts.
Yachting enthusiasts may be interested to know that Oceanco Yachts SUNRAYS was awarded “Best Power Yacht” in the 65m and over category, a 2010 International Superyacht Society Design and Leadership Award. The 85.5m motor yacht can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots. Those who are interested can find out more about this elegant and spacious superyacht.
Fans of Azimut yachts may be interested in the new 53-foot motor yacht. A smaller version of the Azimut 72S, the luxury yacht features plenty of comfortable seating on the exterior as well as a spacious salon inside for entertaining. It also features a large master stateroom, a VIP room, and a smaller cabin. This 53-foot Azimut is one of many models from this popular yacht make that are worth checking out.
Yacht lovers may be interested to know another Bernie Madoff Yacht is now for sale. Recently released from a full maintenance, the 88-foot Leopard yacht has twin MTU M92 engines and six berths, including an owner’s en-suite stateroom, a VIP en-suite cabin, and a guest en-suite cabin. Those who are interested in luxury yachts can find out more about the leading yacht makes for private and superyachts.
Yachting enthusiasts who are fans of Formula Yachts may be interested to know that the yacht builder will be incorporating the technology used for America’s Cup racing yachts in more regular race boats. The ultra lightweight carbon booms will be used as part of the Ker 39 and Archambault 40 racing yachts. Those who are interested in racing yachts or sailing yachts can find out more about the technology and materials used today.
Taiwanese yacht manufacturer Horizon Yachts has delivered their newest product, the 46-foot Horizon SC46 solar catamaran. Fitted with 6kW of solar panels, this luxury yacht is powered completely by solar energy and can cruise for more than eight hours. Its green boat technology also features ultra low resistance and a highly efficient hull design. Yachting enthusiasts can expect more solar powered yachts in the future as yacht builders attempt to be more environmentally conscious.
Those who plan on attending the London International Boat Show can expect to see the first superyacht from popular manufacturer Princess Yachts. The 32 meter M-class luxury yacht features four cabins with a full beam VIP suite, but buyers can opt for a five-cabin model. Yachting enthusiasts can find out more about the various yachts that will be displayed at the show.
A 26 meter luxury yacht named CaryAli will be displayed at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show next month. Built in 2007, this Nordhavn yacht has four staterooms that can sleep up to eight. It will be available for charter from Nicholson Yachts this winter in the Caribbean. Those who are interested in buying a yacht can find out more about the most popular yacht makes and newest models available.
Yachting enthusiasts may already be looking forward to the 34th America’s Cup taking place in 2013. Recently, San Francisco officials secured a deal with the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the backers of America’s Cup defender BMW Oracle Racing. Although Spain is no longer being considered for the main regatta, Italy remains a contender. Those who are interested in yachting can find out more about the different yacht types available such as racing yachts, sport yachts, and sailing yachts.