The new 24-meter Pearl 80 by Pearl Yachts will make its world debut at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, from November 1 to 5. The new flybridge yacht amazes with numerous features, bright and open interiors, and four guest cabins.

Warwick, October 2017. Impressive manoeuvrability and sea keeping, light-filled interiors and a layout that maximises space are just a few of the main features of the new Pearl 80, the elegant flybridge yacht that will be presented for the first time ever this November at the US boat show. Continue reading

Tohatsu, Major Outboard Manufacturer, to Launch Global Brand Campaign Targeting Millennial Generation Boat Users

TOKYO–BUSINESS WIRE- On September , 2017, Tohatsu Corporation (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan; hereinafter “TOHATSU”) announced the outline of its global brand campaign at the 57Genova International
Boat Show held in Genova, Italy. TOHATSU’s global brand campaign based on a new branding strategy will be deployed at boat shows around the world, starting from the Genova International Boat Show in September 2017. Continue reading

The new “Absolute 58 Fly” is the answer of the shipyard designers to the question “What is comfort?”. In the innovative tradition of Sergio Maggi’s pencil, this project expresses also aesthetics and stylistics values. In fact, from the very first look, it is possible to notice and appreciate the black band which hides the large windows, as well as the charming profile of the sides’ pattern, unique in the nautical panorama of this category. The external motif full of curves and details is the result of significant investments. Continue reading

“Engineering of beauty” is the advertising claim chosen by Absolute to represent “Navetta 73”. The new flagship revolutionizes the actual idea of motor yacht, offering functionalities, spaces and technologies which until yesterday were realized only on considerably bigger yachts. Continue reading

Dee Caffari

As the head of a team that is circumnavigating the globe in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018, Dee Caffari knows that skippering a yacht in all weather for more than eight months is a big challenge. But it’s a challenge that she and her crew are looking forward to meeting.

“Mother nature lets you know she’s in charge and you’re trying to harness the power of the wind and the waves to make it all come together and work for you,” she says.

“And when it comes together it feels amazing. You grow stronger from every challenge you face and it’s about learning from your mistakes and experiences and growing stronger from them and moving forwards.”

Dee, a former teacher, was inspired by the memory of her father to take up professional sailing after he encouraged her to live her dream. She is the only woman to have sailed solo and non-stop around the world in both directions.

This year marks her debut as a skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race. Her multi-national, mixed male-female team is highlighting the issue of sustainability in marine ecosystems by raising awareness of the United Nations Environment’s Clean Seas campaign; the team’s vessel is named Turn the Tide on Plastic. It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic makes its way into the oceans each year, and it takes about 450 years for a plastic bottle to break down. Continue reading