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Kelpie: Fastest Schooner in the West

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Saturday, 28 May 2011 13:57
During the heyday of in South Bristol, Maine (now over 150 years old), craftsmen there built a series of famous Alden schooners, as well as sloops and lobsterboats, boats for the Gloucester and New Bedford fishing fleets, and even wooden minesweepers for the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Kelpie reaching on starboard tack with sail crowded on.

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NISI 2400: Smart Engineering and Sex Appeal

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Sunday, 22 May 2011 17:21
Looks can be deceiving. Remember that gorgeous classmate back in high school? You know, the one you couldn’t stop thinking about when you were supposed to be concentrating on algebra? Now remember how disappointed you were when you discovered the good looks belied a brain not quite up to snuff.

Modern lines in a Kevlar hull, sophisticated systems, and adherence to high international safety standards mark the NISI 2400.

You may have had a similar experience buying yachts, and you’re not alone. Plenty of buyers have fallen in love with sleek, smooth lines or a daring interior on first sight. Hopefully, you discovered problems like poor engine-room access or substandard system installations before paying hard-earned cash.

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Thursday, 19 May 2011 10:51

The Regatta was founded by patron Olivier Lange, alias Captain Oliver, in 2005.  Since then it has become an annual 3-day event scheduled this year from May 20th to 22nd, catering to the sailors from St Maarten / St Martin and the surrounding islands.

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Marine Industry gears up for Sanctuary Cove Show this week

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Thursday, 19 May 2011 10:51
Exhibitors from around the world are gearing up for this week’s 23rd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which brings millions of dollars of business to the marine sector and the local economy.

Staged by Sanctuary Cove, the Show runs from this .

With just days before the Show opens, at least 385 exhibitors will display a huge array of marine products and services within the Marine Village, pavilions and at the marina.

Close to 100 new boats, marine products are services are launched at the Show. As in past years, the Show traditionally attracts many international buyers and executives and is known as the place ‘Where the Marine Business Does Business’.

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Sarnico Yachts With a U.S. Twist

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Thursday, 19 May 2011 10:51
The 32-foot Romance is part of the smaller Columbo line, embodying Mediterranean style and grace.

Sarnico Yachts of Italy (Cantieri di Sarnico) have been creating high-speed European motoryachts since 1956. Beginning in July 2011, , a new subsidiary of Columbus Marine Group of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with Sarnico of Italy, will be designing, building, and importing Sarnico yachts to the Americas, with the first models coming to New York by July, 2011.

Sarnico Yachts carries two series of boats, the Sarnico line, with yachts of 46, 50, 60, and 80 feet, and the Columbo line, which has boats at 26, 32, 36, and 39 feet. The two smallest boats in that line, the 26-foot Bellagio and 32-foot Romance, are fine examples of Italian styling and craftsmanship, the first quite modern, the second traditional in the Mediterranean runabout style. Think of Grace Kelly off the waterfront in Monaco.

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Sunday, 15 May 2011 18:49

Last Saturday, (May 7, 2011), was launched the , a 26 meters Explorer vessel made of steel and aluminum, in construction at the Cantiere delle Marche and designed by naval architect Sergio Cutolo, responsible of the Hydro Tec – Creative Naval Architect studio based in Varazze. This is the fourth launch of a yacht designed by Cutolo in only two months: before Darwin 86’ were launched , 50 meter in aluminum built by CBI Navi, . 70 meters m/y from Proteksan Shipyard and O’Pati (former O’Rea) 39 meters fast open for Golden Yacht.

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Sunday, 15 May 2011 18:49

Not widely considered an extreme sport, sailing is about to gain a new whole audience as the new America’s Cup reveals just how heart-pounding and dangerous the sport can be.

Connecting viewers to the racing in ways not previously possible, the America’s Cup will transform the way people see the sport. With breakthrough graphics, athlete’s view cameras and onboard microphones, viewers will see and hear the quick decisions being made, the athleticism of the sailors, the raw power of the boats – live, as the teams fly over the water as speeds of up to 35 mph.

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Sunday, 15 May 2011 18:49

A favorite chore cruising our sailboat down the Baja coast in 1978 was tying our seven pairs of blue jeans to a line and dragging them behind our boat. Laundry day was as easy-breezy as running the washing machine, a lazy chore that suited our general reason for cruising in the first place. Salinity was low, the water pristine, and they cleaned and dried beautifully.

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