• Theme: Yachting

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    Superyachts featuring more and more autonomous functions is a hot topic at this year’s METS, but challenges remain.   Are superyachts plotting a course toward full autonomy? Kongsberg Maritime sales manager Roger Trinterud doesn’t think so. “Generally, I think it’s fair to say that people want to be served by people. In...

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    Abandoned boats are piling up, and the industry has no efficient system for dealing with them. The good news is that fiberglass can be recycled, but the big issue is volume.   Two years ago, the industry organized a conference on reuse and recycling at METS. At this year’s show, the subject is drawing renewed...

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    Data-hungry users are pushing the satellite receiver market to upscale, requiring more obtrusive domes on yachts. But some innovative companies attending METS this year are taking a different approach with revolutionary flat panel antenna systems.   The American start-up Kymeta, which received seed capital from Bill...

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    Polish luxury yacht manufacturer Galeon presented an array of beautifully designed boats with one-of-a-kind innovations at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017. During the event, Jessy Grovel, skipper at Galeon, gave NauticExpo e-magazine a tour of 510 Skydeck, which earned the 2016 World Yacht Trophy award for...

    Yacht builders are responding to the demand for yacht support vessels. Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN released its first yacht support vessel in 2010. Until then, the market featured a few conversions of old offshore vessels. Today, the trend is toward advanced technologies and a variety of vessel sizes.   Advanced...

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    Welcome to the Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s leading in-water boat show and the must-attend nautical event of the season. It’s right here, just footsteps away from the celebrated Palais des Festivals, that we delight in the latest innovations—not on the silver screen, but in seaborne luxury and speed. On the menu...

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    We are at the Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s leading in-water boat show. The festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, with over 600 superyachts, sailboats and multihulls exhibited in the city’s two ports. But today, we’re mainly interested in foils. Foils are those small carbon wings beneath the hull...

    It took Dominator about 3 years and more than 10,000 hours of craftsmanship to carry this dream from sketch to reality. NauticExpo tested it. Technical characteristics can be found on NauticExpo website.   The distinctive design of the ILUMEN 28M features curved glass surfaces and somewhat 20th century lines drawn by...

    Launched in September 2016, Oceanco’s Black Pearl superyacht was, according to Boat International, recently seen slicing through the waves on sea trials near the builder’s Netherlands yards. Ebony sails grace the vessel’s three rotating masts which tower over triple decks and raised pilothouse. The proprietary DynaRig...

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    Taboo, a 90-meter ice class concept super-yacht is the fruit of a collaboration between New York’s Gill Schmid Design and Tim Dempers Studio in Cape Town. Conceived for global exploration, it can handle conditions from polar to tropical. It combines the performance of a commercial vessel with luxury to suit the most...