• Monica Hutchings

    Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is also our in-house English translator.

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    What can you do with a boat you can no longer sail? Traditionally you’d burn it or take it to the dump. Not the most eco-friendly options. But what’s the alternative? Didier Toqué, creator of Bathô, a program that gives old boats a second life, hopes to change all that. The idea is to reuse rather than recycle old...

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    The Canadian company Mirakapon promises big things with its new antifouling product MK300. It’s an antifouling solution that doesn’t pollute and doesn’t leave any material in the water. In addition to this, it is more powerful than any of the current antifouling products on the market. MK300 is a clear film that is...

    GS4C, with the support of a Lombardy regional fund for startup projects, is now beginning manufacturing of the first ever 100% recyclable racing sailboat. The boat is a Mini 650, designed by Skyronlabdesign for participation in the Mini Transat 6.50, a single-handed race across the Atlantic. The advantage of creating...

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    It looks like China might have a head start in the autonomous ship race. According to the official newspaper of the Ministry of Science and Technology, construction of a trial site for autonomous ships has started on the sea in Zhuhai in southern China. This site is set to be the largest in the world for autonomous...

    With the Quad 44, Quad Marine brings us an innovative electric catamaran that breaks with traditional design in order to improve performance, safety and comfort. The Quad 44 has a raised cabin with a 4 ft. narrow beam optimizing it for performance while significantly reducing drag and increasing speed. Its aerodynamic...

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    How smart can a sailboat be? Just ask Kara Technology. The startup, known for its multi-user chart tables, is working on other solutions to make life out on the water easier. It chose the Allures 45.9 sailboat to test its smart EVA system, making it the first fully-connected pleasure craft. One hundred thirty sensors...