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Princess 43 put to the test in Plymouth

The tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo provides a testing afternoon for the Princess 43 We've done it, we have finally tested the Princess 43. It's been on the hit list for some time and with our colleagues in the marine press showering it with praise, we thought it was about time we had a go.The one we tested was a bit special, too. Princess now offers the 43 with a pair of Cummins 6.7-litre 550hp engines, our test boat being one of the first to have this option. This gives you 230 extra horsepower over the standard Volvo Penta D6 435s but, more importantly, around 1,000lb/ft more torque in total. The Cummins 550s provide mountains of torqueIn the sloppy sea conditions we had in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo that torque was very welcome indeed. The big swell and f...

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The vision for Cowes Harbour in 2020 and beyond

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today launched its first online consultation aimed at assisting a major review of plans and policies for Cowes Harbour on the Isle of Wight. The consultation, designed to give stakeholders the chance to have their say on the future of the harbour, can be accessed via: surveymonkey.com/s/CowesHarbourStrategicReview. Captain Stuart McIntosh, Cowes Harbour Master, said: 'My Commissioners and I would like to invite and encourage input to our e-survey from as many stakeholders and harbour users as possible and indeed from all those who are interested in creating a widely supported and sustainable long-term vision for Cowes Harbour. 'The key question we are asking at this point is, what do you want Cowes Harbour to look like in 2020 and bey...

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Alone on the World's Biggest Trimaran

How will Yann Guichard handle a 131ft trimaran alone across the Atlantic? Matthew Sheahan went to find out This coming Sunday (2 Nov) Yann Guichard plans to start the Route du Rhum, the singlehanded 3,500nm race from St Malo to Guadeloupe aboard the world's biggest trimaran Spindrift 2. At 131ft (40m) LOA with a beam of 77ft (23m) she is the combined size of three tennis courts and dwarfs every other competitor in the 88 boat fleet. She's holds nine world records and is easily the fastest offshore racing boat in the world. But she's a boat that has been fully crewed for all of these records and when you see her up close it is easy to see why. There are no powered winches and when it comes to her sail plan there is nothing you can lift on your own. So how on...

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Are all yacht jobs exciting?

  Are all yacht jobs exciting?    You may read that all yacht jobs are exciting and full of fun but you have to be realistic in your expectations. Not all yacht jobs are exciting as you may hope. When looking at working on a superyacht you have to realise that every job is different. Whether you are a Captain, a Stewardess or a day worker, all yacht jobs are different.    Every position on board will have highs and lows. The rewards are there to be had when working on a superyacht but you have to take the rough with the smooth. You have to be prepared to work hard, long hours as crew. Owners and guests can be demanding. One thing that all yacht jobs have in common when starting work in the superyacht industry is that your role will involve a lot of clea...

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Launched: the fastest monohull ever?

A 100-footer built for no other purpose than record breaking has been launched in the US. Wow! A new superfast 100ft yacht specially designed for record breaking has been launched in Maine for serial big yacht owner Dr Jim Clark, and is in Newport getting her keel and rig installed ready for sail trials. The yacht, named Comanche, is a full-on ocean speedster. Designers VPLP and Verdier were liberated from the shackles of handicap rules and tasked with creating a yacht capable ofvpure speed to smash ocean records. Dr Clark, the Silicon Valley magnate and founder of Netscape, has had a number of high profile yachts: the 47.4m Frers-designed sloop Hyperion in the late Nineties and the groundbreaking 90m Dykstra schooner Athena in 2004, and since 2009 Hanuman,...

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Ben Ainslie Racing - An Impressive Perspective

Why the announcement of the 1851 Trust was more than just another America's Cup press conference From 107m up you get a great perspective on Britain's current America's Cup campaign. Rising high above the country's famous naval city, Portsmouth's distinctive Spinnaker Tower was the venue for Ben Ainslie Racing's (BAR) latest announcement, but it also provided a superb view of the current state of the team's new base at Camber Quay. Set to the east side of the harbour entrance in the historic part of the city you are left in no doubt as to the scale of this project. This is no slab sided industrial unit with a flashy team sign hung above a pair of painted sliding doors, this will be a building and a programme designed to last well beyond the next Cup. A ...

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Dictatorships: Seduced by the promise of 24-carat glamour, young Britons are signing up as superyacht crew - only to find they're stranded aboard floating tyrannies, forced to indulge the bizarre whims of monstrously spoilt owners

'Access Interdit,' says the sign on the Quai des Milliardaires in Antibes. Behind a barrier the superyachts rise like a skyline in white and royal blue. This is the smartest address in a smart town. Riff-raff are discouraged. Still, nobody pays much attention as I wander up to the first of these beasts, the motor yacht Katara. Owned by the Emir of Qatar, it is thought to have cost around $300 million. Crew in white shirts and khaki shorts swarm over its decks, making final preparations to the scene. Everything is immaculate. Glasses and cutlery are laid on tables. Sun-loungers are set out on the teak transom, towels rolled in tight cylinders. On the top deck a helicopter waits. It all gleams in the sunshine. Scroll down for video    +6 The promise of a pe...

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Yotspot at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, 24th-27th of September

Yotspot at the Monaco Yacht Show     The month of September is upon us once again and with it comes the Monaco Yacht Show. The team behind Yotspot are busy preparing themselves for what is always a fantastic event for meeting with clients, old and new. The only yacht show exclusively devoted to Superyachts of at least 24 meters in length, the show is not to be missed.     Steve Crawford and Daryl Bradley will be attending the show from the 24th of September and would be delighted to meet those seeking crew or employment. They will be promoting The Yotspot 24/7 Account, which is fast becoming our most popular service. The 24/7 Account gives the subscriber a tool to set their recruitment budget for the year and have access to crew options 24 hours ...

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Monaco Yacht Show 2014 Expands To Meet Demand

This year the world's No. 1 showcase for superyachts afloat will be the best ever, with 115 spectacular yachts and about 30 luxury tenders and an extended exhibition that will host the most renowned and finest suppliers to the industry.     The extension reflects the increasing demand for exhibiting bigger yachts in the Port. Last year's event hinted at the beginnings of a recovery in the yachting market and it seems today that some yachting statistics are approaching pre-crisis figures, in terms of volume, with order books and the demand for finance on the increase. During the last two or three years there has been a noticeable increase in the demand for vessels over 100m and from the 2014 event and into the future the Monaco Yacht Sho...

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