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December 2014 Motoryacht Video: Silver Cloud in the Tuamotus

When Silver Cloud was delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2008, traditional yacht watchers scratched their heads. Her SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) configuration baffled them. Once they learned the 134-footer (41-meter) was far more stable as a result, and equally (if not more important to her owners) kept seasickness at bay, they were […]

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December 2014 Video: Superyacht Cup Palma 2014

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A number of megayacht regattas attract attention, for good reason. The Superyacht Cup Palma certainly does, with a major selling point being that it’s the longest-running sailing-superyacht regatta in Europe. This past summer, the Superyacht Cup Palma got 26 yachts to point their bows toward the Spanish city’s shores to compete. These included J-Class favorites […]

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November 2014 Motoryacht Video: Amels’ Belle Aimée

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  The 171’6” (52.3-meter) Belle Aimée, built by Amels in 2010, has been pursuing an off-the-beaten-path charter program this year. Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand are among the places she’s visited so far. Belle Aimée guests get to indulge in diving and other watersports. But, the megayacht’s crew also makes […]

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VIDEO: Comanche, by Hodgdon Yachts, Does 30 Knots

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The sailing world has been buzzing about Comanche ever since word emerged during her build at Maine-based Hodgdon Yachts. Born to break (smash, really) records, Comanche is seen here off the coast of the Carolinas being put through her paces. Onne van der Waal, the noted photographer who shot the video, clocked her speed at […]

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November 2014 Sailing Yacht Video: Yachting Developments’ Silvertip

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  Performance sailing yachts may seem like they’re just now becoming popular. However, they’ve been an attraction for many a megayacht owner for quite some time. Silvertip, built by Yachting Developments, is a good example. This 111-footer (33.8-meter) performance sloop launched in June 2001. Silvertip bears design work by Dubois Naval Architects and was quickly […]

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