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Following discussions at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show, the fabled team at Dubois Designs has entered a contract with an existing client for the construction of a 100m sloop.
“We are pleased to announce the design contract for a 100m sloop,” says Ed Dubois.
“This will demand a 30 month design programme with construction expected to commence mid 2013 with completion 2016. Further information will be available late 2012.”
She is expected to exist as one the most spectacular private yachts. Her main mast will tower 125 meters above the water. The yacht is designed as an explorer vessel. Much of her volume is dedicated to storage (stowage) space for tenders and equipment. This sailboat holds a maximum draft of 12.8m. She has accommodations for 20 crew in single cabins. There is a unique hard top over the flybridge.
No shipyard has yet to be chosen for the construction, but Josep Juanpere Miret in onboard as the interior designer.
For a luxurious winter vacation on the water, charter a Dubois-designed yacht such as sail yacht KOKOMO or sail yacht TWIZZLE. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters desk at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for further details.
Envision the World Superyacht Awards 2011’s runaway sweep of every major sailing yacht category.
Ed Dubois and his team of designers at Dubois Naval Architects, Ltd. historical award-winning night. Winners of the coveted Neptune Trophy in five categories, including Sailing Yacht of the Year, as a result.
Sailboat KOKOMO, Best Sailing Yacht over 40 meters at the 20th annual International Superyacht Society Design Awards in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is no stranger to awards. Above all, the accolades just keep accumulating.
Dubois speaks of Kokomo, a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, as,
“…quite simply, the most advanced yacht of her type in the world today.”
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Sixteen new yachts were honored. Nine are available for hire. These are in popular vacation destinations around the world. The 50 meter EXUMA was co-winner of the prestigious,”Motor Yacht of the Year,” with yacht, Eclipse.
The Neptune awards are considered the “Oscars of the yacht industry.” The evening ceremony took place at London’s historic Guildhall. The glittering gala was attended by a distinguished guest list. For instance, over 500 yacht owners and naval architects. Also included were designers, their families, and friends. With this in mind, it was an amazing event.
Silver Neptune trophies went to owners of sail and motor yachts delivered in 2010. For instance, Kokomo (sailboat) and Sycara V (motoryacht).
Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters beamed as the final award was announced.
“We are so proud to represent for charter nine of the winning yachts,” said Sheeder. “This is a great testament to the talents and keen eye of our charter department. Our team spends countless hours identifying potential yachts for hire. We look at nearly one hundred vessels each year, hoping to discover 10 to 20 new yachts that exemplify elegant design and luxurious amenities. It is these yachts – the best of the best – that we present to our clients for their yachting vacations.”
TWO DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: Framura 2
BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
SAILING YACHT OF THE YEAR
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The ancient city of Istanbul will play host to the seventh annual World Superyacht Awards
at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski on 5 May, 2012.
Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner/dance, the Awards , often dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht industry, will be attended by an elite guest list of megayacht owners from around the globe.
While the nominations include private yachts as well as charter vessels, it’s the newest and largest yachts for hire that seem to steal the show each year. Some of the winners at the six annual installment in London, May 7, 2011 include:
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II
THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: Eclipse and EXUMA
BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Straddling the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia, Istanbul embodies the best of both cultures. The city has been the capital of three empires, each leaving a heritage of amazing architecture and monuments.
Once an Ottoman palace, the Çiragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus with spectacular views over the strait. A 5-star resort, it is a registered member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Its 313 luxurious rooms include 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace.
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The final nominees for the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards have been announced, and a group of mega yacht charter vessels lead the way.
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After two years of service in the traditional cruising grounds of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, the 2010 Royal Huisman sail yacht TWIZZLE has embarked upon an ambitious Far Eastern cruise.Commencing with her recent appearance at the 2012 Asia Rendezvous, the 57.5 meter yacht TWIZZLE is now in Phuket – in position for exploring the Andaman Sea through April 2013. The skipper’s planned itinerary includes Thailand, Burma, Andaman Islands, Malaysia and Singapore yacht charter options.
In May that year, we saw this magnificent luxury sailing charter vessel with her towering and graceful lines win a judge’s commendation in London at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards.In addition to her numerous awards for design and construction, she has impressed scores of charter guests as a fast, yet comfortable passage-maker. No doubt, Asian yacht charter enthusiasts will reach the same conclusions this spring.========================
Her weekly luxury yacht charter rates are from $266,000. For additional yacht charter information, please contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/, at your service, 24 hours a day.
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Twenty-one yachts have registered, including some of the largest luxury sailing charter vessels for one of the most popular yachting events in the Mediterranean.
The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta is scheduled for June 4-9, 2012, in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
First launched in 2008 and hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this signature event opens the annual superyacht calendar and Mediterranean yacht charter season. An assortment of modern, classic, performance and cruising vessels will be on hand to watch or participate in five days of exhilarating sailing.
Many popular yachts expected to register. For instance,
Last year’s overall winner of the Loro Piana Silver Jubilee Cup was HIGHLAND FLING XI.
Award-winning Royal Huisman sail yacht TWIZZLE on display at the recent Singapore Yacht Show 2013. She hopes to garner interest in the South East Asia yacht charter business.
The sailing superyacht market is a niche market, but we have had a lot of interest here at the (Singapore) show. It was a great opportunity to be able to display a unique yacht such as TWIZZLE…(she) truly combines the best of both worlds – the excitement of sailing, combined with the space, luxury and all amenities of a large motor yacht.”“In Asia, there is a saying ‘every long march starts with a first step.’“
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Researchers at the University of Missouri develop a smartphone app that determines location, speed, and direction of distant objects.
The PositionIt app combines a smartphone’s GPS, compass, and imaging capabilities to calculate the exact location of distant objects and track their speed and direction.
Practical uses might include a single off-the-shelf device to replace various pieces of equipment carried by soldiers on the battlefield, or even by golfers to judge the distance to the green when playing golf.
“We envision crews using this app to track other vessels during Mediterranean yacht charter regattas, like the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta,” says Sheeder.
“Can you imagine children on crewed catamaran charters in the Caribbean using the app to track a pod of dolphins or whales in the distance? The advantage of a smartphone is that it provides so many tools in a single, affordable package.”
The researchers say the PositionIt app can calculate the exact location of distant objects, both when the size of the object is known and when it isn’t. Additionally, the software can also track the direction and calculate the speed of a moving target, like a luxury sailing charter vessel underway, from a short video captured on the smartphone.
A prototype version of the targeting and tracking software is currently undergoing testing. Advances in smartphone hardware are also expected to improve the accuracy of the new app. Improvements in GPS accuracy, battery life, and camera resolution will allow the app to make even more accurate observations.
The next LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA is scheduled for June 4-8, 2013 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. First launched in 2008, this regatta kicks off the Mediterranean cruising season and attracts an ever-increasing fleet of sailing yachts. For instance, 34 meter sail yacht ANNAGINE and the 57 meter Royal Huisman yacht TWIZZLE.
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