Another Grand Banks Yachts in Europe

Grand Banks Yachts 43 Heritage Eu hull #11 in Europe. The 43 Heritage EU, the smallest in the Grand Banks range, continues to be a popular model throughout Europe with Hull #11 recently sold and delivered to its new owner in Sweden. The next 43 Heritage EU to arrive in Europe will be Hull #14 which will be on display at Amsterdam Boat Show in September and is available for sale. With the 43 Heritage EU you can sip fuel for a thousand miles, or speed across the horizon at 23 knots. Handle a tight slip and a tall sea with equal confidence. Cruise in style and luxury as much ultimate practicality.  The 43 Heritage EU comes fully equipped for cruising with twin Cummins QSC8.3 600 HP shaft drive engines. These power the 43EU to a top speed of over 24 knots, with a high cruising speed of 20 knots. At the same time, the 43EU also provides a supremely comfortable and stable ride and slower, displacement-style speeds. Solid performance across a wide speed range is thanks in part to its modified-V hull—the same hull design that gained its predecessor such high marks among owners and critics worldwide. 

News of the week

Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee unveil spectacular superyacht Star

Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee have presented project STAR. Igor Lobanov, Yacht Designer, tells how the project came about: “The initial idea of the Star belongs to Alex Malybaev from FIRMA branding agency. Alex and I exchanged some thoughts about yachting and came to the conclusion that to those outside the marine industry, all yachts look the same: It seems that modern architecture, product design and car design have no influence on yachts. Malybaev penned an idea “on a napkin” and asked me if a yacht could be like that. I looked at the sketch and set to work. The idea was so great that I wanted to prove it could become a yacht.”


Rolex and World Sailing extend partnership

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World Sailing is delighted to announce that Rolex, the leading name in luxury wristwatches, has extended its sponsorship of the World Sailor of the Year Awards for 2016. Rolex has been the title sponsor of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards since 2001. The awards are the highest honour of recognition male and female sailors can achieve. In addition to the magnificent Rolex World Sailor of the Year trophy, each winner is presented with an engraved Rolex watch. The 2016 Rolex World Sailing of the Year Awards event will take place during the World Sailing Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain in November. Since the awards inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled endurance, performance and accomplishment in sailing.


Onorato's 'Mascalzone Latino' Wins 2016 Melges 32 Europeans

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Onorato's 'Mascalzone Latino' Wins 2016 Melges 32 Europeans, Goransson Crowned Overall Sailing Series® Champion . In a very dramatic last race, Onorato goes on to win European Championship, Goransson awarded Sailing Series® Championship honors, Kim Haugaard/Jan Madsen's Challenger wins Corinthian European title. In down-to-the-wire classic Lake Garda, competitive, Melges 32 racing style, the final day of the final act of the 2016 Sailing Series® presented an epic challenge. In the end, it was Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino that rose to the occasion, winning his second ever Melges 32 European Championship title!


From October 31st Valencia Boat Show will be held

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The Valencia Boat Show takes an exciting new direction in 2016 with a fresh commercial focus as well as different dates. The Valencian exhibition will now take place in October instead of April. In 2016, the Valencia Boat Show will be held from 31st October to 6th November with major European boat builders confirmed to attend and with the opportunity to test the boats at sea. The new president of the event organizer, Unión de Empresas Náuticas (UEN), Fernando Jimenez, aims to shake up its image and include it in the ranks of major international boat shows. To do this, the Valencia Boat Show has confirmed the attendance of major boat builders from the European nautical industry. For the first time ever, Bavaria, Beneteau, Dufour, Hanse and Jeanneau will attend and showcase an entire new fleet of leisure boats from 2016. “The Valencia Boat Show will be the star of the autumn in Valencia, a city that attracts tourists from all over Europe, and will confirm the city in its place at the centre of major sporting and sailing events. The main attraction for visitors will be the opportunity to test the boats, thanks to the excellent conditions in the Marina and the typically beautiful weather of this Mediterranean city”, said Fernando Jimenez. 


A new CEO for World Sailing

World Sailing appoints Senior Sports Administrator and International Businessman as its new CEO. World Sailing has appointed Andy Hunt, former CEO of the British Olympic Association and a non-executive Director of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hunt (52) has most recently been Chairman & Managing Partner of Progressive Media Group, an International Media & Business Information group of companies, as well as serving as a non-executive Director of England Hockey & Gloucester Rugby. Hunt has has had a highly successful career across both sport and business over the past 30 years.


The Newport Exhibition Group announces the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County as Charitable Partner

The Newport Exhibition Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corporation, has chosen the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County as the official charitable partner of the 32nd Newport Charter Yacht Show. The event, scheduled for June 23-26 at Newport Yachting Center, is one of only six charter-focused shows in the world and explores the many avenues of luxury chartering in New England.


Eric Bompard, has renewed its title partnership with the Solitaire du Figaro in 2016

OC Sport is pleased to announce that the French fashion house, Eric Bompard, has renewed its title partnership with the Solitaire du Figaro in 2016 – the world’s most competitive single-handed one-design yacht race. Together with event organisers, OC Sport, Eric Bompard, chairman of the company, and his team will work to rejuvenate the Figaro starting with a name change. Now in its 47th year, the championship will henceforth be titled: ‘THE SOLITAIRE BOMPARD – LE FIGARO.’ “The special relationship that the House of Bompard has with Le Group Figaro will enable us to breath new life into the race through a renewed title partnership,” Bompard explained. “There is so much passion around sailing and sport in general, and an event like this is a real platform for the expression of our brand values. Eric Bompard is a long-time sponsor of this race, and we now need to take our know-how and look forward to the future.