Sailing superyachts took a dramatic turn in the early 2000s. Racing technology advanced, changing mast structures, letting thousands of square feet of sails unfurl in seconds, and more. It was exciting… but expensive, especially if the owners participated in just one or two events a year. Fewer purely cruising-oriented yachts sprang from design boards, too.
While Turquoise Yachts has earned a reputation for motoryachts, it has a superyacht sloop in build at present, too. She’s Rainbow II, whose profile and interior call to mind the classic cruisers of the early 20th century. While the project started in The Netherlands, seeing just her hull completed, the Turkish shipyard took over. Her
Tomorrow marks a historic launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission, sending astronauts to the International Space Station. It’s the first time an international crew is flying aboard a NASA-certified, commercially owned and operated U.S. rocket and spacecraft from U.S. soil. Millions of global citizens will be able to watch the launch live, on TV and
“The owner was particularly keen on three aspects of the project,” Mario Pedol from Nauta Design explains about the newly launched Morgana. “Functionality for safe and comfortable navigation, performance to enjoy racing in the most famous superyacht regattas, and sexy, appealing design to give the yacht a modern, aggressive, and sporty look.” Following sea trials
McConaghy Boats is responsible for building winning raceboats, striking multihulls, and more. Custom solutions are a specialty, but since there’s an appetite for semi-custom craft, the Australian shipyard is introducing a new series. The Makara, featuring the Makara 85, 105, and 120, features carbon composite monohulls for families to enjoy cruising or racing with small
Already responsible for two of the world’s largest sailing yachts, Royal Huisman would like a third feather in its cap. The Apex 850 concept, with engineering already complete, awaits owners willing to make the 279-footer (85-meter), with a rig towering 351 feet (107 meters), a reality. Plus, she promises “sensational” sailing, “ in excess of