Porsche powercat to cost $38 million
A client, who is either a billionaire or at least a multi-millionaire, asked Royal Falcon Fleet to design and build a "spacecraft on the water." The result is an innovative 135-foot/41-meter power catamaran designed by Porsche Design Group scheduled to launch in 2010. READ MORE . . .
Loopers on the Crawl at the 2008 AGLCA rendezvous.
Crawl with Loopers at AGLCA rendezvous
America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association will hold its ever-popular annual fall rendezvous and reunion October 25-28, 2009, at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Alabama. The festivities, presentations and workshops will include the Looper Crawl when AGLCA members open their boats to rendezvous registrants. READ MORE . . .
Watch the trailer for the film Sprague Theobald plans to make.
Nordhavn 57 takes on Northwest Passage
The owner of a Nordhavn 57, who happens to be an award-winning documentary producer, plans to depart from Rhode Island in June 2009 to begin an attempt on the fabled Northwest Passage across the top of the western hemisphere. READ MORE . . .
The first Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer under sail in Southern California.
A Nordhavn—under sail!
It's quite a sight, to see a Nordhavn sailing rather than motoring, but for Pacific Asian Enterprises it's a return to its roots. Before launching the first Nordhavn in 1989, PAE built the famed Mason line of sailboats and other sailing yachts. READ MORE . . .
Are you old enough to remember Trumpy?
Thirty-five years ago, Trumpy Yachts were among the most desirable motor boats built in the United States. The brand is making a comeback under the leadership of a former Alden Yachts executive with the grandson of the founder overseeing production.
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ActiveCaptain is the next-generation cruising guide—on your smartphone.
Kudos for ActiveCaptain
ActiveCaptain Mobile has been chosen by SAIL Magazine for its 2009 Freeman K. Pittman Award for Innovation. Jeffrey and Karen Siegel, the DeFever cruisers who created ActiveCaptain, have won a Boat Writers International award for their series of comprehensive articles on mobile phones aboard boats. Who are the Siegels and why is their mobile invention garnering acclaim? READ MORE . . .
New design from Pat Bray
The Altima 61 Long-Range Passagemaker has been developed by Bray Yacht Design for Altima Yachts. Now, all that's needed is a buyer. PRESS RELEASE . . .
New boats to debut at Miami shows
The Krogen 55 Expedition, shown above, is one of several new trawler yachts that will make their debut at the two big shows in Miami in February, Miami International Boat Show and Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. READ MORE . . .
Good news about fuel prices
The Energy Information Administration, provider of official energy statistics from the U.S. government, has issued a report indicating that gasoline and diesel prices probably won't rise much above their current levels for the remainder of 2009. The EIA expects that the average retail prices per gallon for the year will be $1.87 for gasoline and $2.27 for diesel. For the full report, visit the EIA site. The check on current prices, visit Cruiser's Net and click on the Fuel Prices tab.
First photo of N5601 without rigging after her arrival in Dana Point.
Nordhavn's new N56 Motorsailer
The first Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer has arrived in Dana Point, California, home of Pacific Asian Enterprises. READ MORE . . .
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