As of this writing, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is three days into a journey across the Atlantic Ocean. She is en route from Plymouth, England to New York aboard the racing yacht Malizia II. Thunberg is the climate activist who has made global headlines. They started with her school strike outside Sweden’s parliament building last year. Thunberg is
No GPS. No compass. Not even an autopilot. No electronics whatsoever, or engine, on a 42-day transatlantic crossing—14 days longer than anticipated due to light winds. More important, no single-use plastics onboard. Dan Lenard, co-founder of Nuvolari Lenard, completed the journey aboard a small sailboat, solo. He called it the Vela Code, a two-fold
A month after filing for bankruptcy protection in The Netherlands, Moonen Yachts has fresh financial backing. New ownership for Moonen comes in the form of a couple from Australia who enjoy the yachting lifestyle. What's more, the shipyard has ambitious plans to scale up construction production. In mid-July, a Dutch court placed Moonen in
The remote nature of the islands of the South Atlantic makes visitors feel as if they have stepped back in time. You can experience this starting in October on charter. Aquijo is sailing the alluring islands between Africa and South America, before heading to the Caribbean for the winter. The 282-footer (86-meter) is the world’s largest ketch. Her
PHOTOS: Matt Crawford Since her delivery in April of last year, Lanakai has been plying the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Her owners are avid anglers, as well as avid watersports enthusiasts, especially diving. This fun-loving, long-distance-cruising family has been putting miles under the hull of the world’s largest carbon fiber sportfisherman.
An expansion plan which began earlier this month is making a major impact at the Derecktor Dania yard. The piers upon which the shipyard's 900-ton mobile hoist operates are growing in length. This will let the yard handle larger yachts, plus better utilize the hoist in general. Specifically, the piers are gaining an extra 15 feet (4.6 meters).