Category Archives: Yacht

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Solo sailor arrives in Albany after historic Antarctic circumnavigation

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Scores of supporters have welcomed Queensland sailor Lisa Blair back into Australia, capping off her 184-day journey around Antarctica. Blair, 32, set off from Albany in Western Australia in January and is set to be named the first woman to … Continue reading

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Emirates Team New Zealand win the 35th America’s Cup

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Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand have won the 35th America’s Cup. Another dominant race win for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand in race nine of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, gave the Kiwi … Continue reading

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Sailor to face storm as she leaves Albany in world-record attempt to circumnavigate Antarctica

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Queensland sailor Lisa Blair has set off from Western Australia’s south coast town of Albany to attempt a world record circumnavigating Antarctica. Ms Blair, 32, hopes to become the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo, non-stop, and unassisted in less … Continue reading

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French solo sailor Thomas Coville sets incredible new 49-day solo round the world record – with a blistering average speed of 23 knots

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French solo sailor Thomas Coville has succeeded in his fifth attempt to break the solo round the world record with an incredible time of under 50 days. Solo sailor Thomas Coville has pulverised one of the hardest records in sport: … Continue reading

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This $550m yacht is so big it even has a room in its mast

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Sailing Yacht A has been built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. Melnichencko made his fortune in fertiliser, coal and electricity, and likes to spend it on big things. He owns a Boeing 737 BBJ, a villa in Antibes, an estate … Continue reading

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Solo sailor Andy Lamont sets off on westward trip around world in non-stop and unassisted adventure.

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An Australian sailor is attempting to sail “the wrong way” around the world in what he hopes will be a record-breaking journey aboard his 34-foot boat. Andy Lamont left the Gold Coast today and is planning to sail solo, non-stop, … Continue reading

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Record-breaking superyacht in NZ for repairs.

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The world’s largest single-masted superyacht, named M5 is moored in Auckland, its towering mast reducing all others to look like matchsticks. M5 has a soaring 90m high mast too large to fit under the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It is at … Continue reading

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Superyacht sale on cards for New Zealand’s richest man Graeme Hart

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New Zealand’s richest man Graeme Hart is selling one of his superyachts just a few months after taking delivery of it. The Kiwi billionaire’s 107 metre explorer yacht Ulysses – which only had her first cruise in the Mediterranean in … Continue reading

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Sailing cat acts as deaf owner’s ‘ears at sea’

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Auckland sailor Paul Thompson can’t always hear everything around him while at sea. That’s where his cat comes in. A six-month-old ginger Maine Coon, Strauss von Skattebol of Rebelpawz – or Skatty for short – plays an important role when … Continue reading

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Mummified body found on yacht drifting off coast of Philippines

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The mummified body of a German adventurer was found dead drifting on his abandoned yacht at the weekend off the coast of southern Philippines. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was discovered by two fishermen aboard his yacht in the Pacific Ocean … Continue reading

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The “Seabin” Project – a simple solution to our oceans pollution

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We have created an automated marina rubbish bin that collects floating rubbish, debris and oil 24/7 We are excited to introduce our new invention helping to solve, educate and prevent our oceans pollution problems. The Seabin is a revolution in … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Expensive Yachts (and The Billionaires Who Own Them)

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Even among billionaire mega yacht owners, there’s competition to be the biggest and best. In celebration of the Monaco Yacht Show, we share the estimated values of the 10 most expensive yachts on the planet. From a movie mogul’s second … Continue reading

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Kiwis in hot demand for luxury yachts.

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Wanted: Kiwi crews for international superyachts. Must be comfortable cruising the globe, chatting respectfully with eccentric billionaires and celebrities and scrubbing toilets for weeks on end. An increasing number of young New Zealanders are trying their luck with a job … Continue reading