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 mission
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 bankruptcy
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. They stopped still,
Even if you don’t know his name, you are certainly more than familiar with his invention. Raymond Pearlson, a naval architect and marine engineer, invented the Syncrolift shiplift system in 1957. What’s more, this resulted because of a 300-ton lift and transfer system he created for the then-named Merrill-Stevens shipyard in Florida four years prior.
Giovanni Besenzoni, the Italian entrepreneur behind the eponymous brand of yacht and megayacht accessories, died on August 11. He was 77 years old. Born in northern Italy’s Sarnico, Giovanni Besenzoni worked in a small shipyard in the area starting at age 18. He rose through the ranks to become a foreman. When the shipyard went
An Allied Marine yacht broker has filed a lawsuit against a client and Baglietto. He claims the two circumvented verbal agreements under which he would receive a commission. The lawsuit follows a related filing by the client. The owner requests a declaratory judgment that the broker is not due any commission from the megayacht purchase.