Category Archives: Marine

Billionaire Princess Yachts owner gives £173m to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

By | April 16, 2019

The French billionaire owner of Plymouth’s Princess Yachts has pledged 200million euros to help rebuild fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral. Business magnate Bernard Arnault’s family and his LVMH luxury goods group are to donate the equivalent of £173million towards repairing the 855-year-old Paris landmark. Mr Arnault’s pledge follows a similar 100million euros (£86million) donation from Francois… Read More »

Alewijnse completes electrical outfitting of Explorer Yachts Poseidon and Arizona

By | April 16, 2019

ZAANDAM, 15 April 2019 – Electrical system integrator Alewijnse Marine has successfully completed the electrical and automation outfitting for the two new custom explorer yachts Poseidon and Arizona. As well as specifying and installing the control and power distribution systems, Alewijnse was also responsible for integrating the new hybrid propulsion systems together with dynamic positioning… Read More »

Can fiberglass boats be recycled?

By | April 16, 2019

When Earth Day was created in 1970, mainstream America was largely tuned out to the benefits of recycling. Fast-forward nearly half a century, however, to Earth Day 2019 (April 22) and it’s fairly common to see local paper, glass and plastic recycling programs. But what about boats? The challenge today is that the most common… Read More »

YJA Chairman’s Update 2019

By | April 15, 2019

The Yachting Journalists’ Association has enjoyed a busy first quarter of the year and made some fabulous progress with plans. They have a title sponsor for this year’s awards, a new venue and a new date. MS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists, has agreed to become the title sponsor of the YJA Yachtsman of… Read More »

Quality racing for like-minded owners

By | April 15, 2019

The heyday of fiberglass keelboat production produced a collection of boats that had accommodations for cruising and suitable for racing. However, time marches on, and newer boats better suited for the race course slowly overshadowed the dual purpose designs. What’s critical for handicap racing, regardless of the rule, is in how boats of similar type… Read More »