NEW SALES & MARKETING MANAGER PHILIPP POTOTSCHNIK. Adler Yacht, the custom luxury yacht builder, has appointed Philipp Pototschnik to the role of sales and marketing manager as the company prepares for the upcoming boat show season. Raised in Austria and Italy, Philipp is polyglot with proficiency in six languages, including German, Italian, English, Spanish, French and Russian. His cultural background is perfectly suited to Adler Yacht, a Swiss brand that builds yachts in Italy.
The 37-metre 3700 Sport is an eye-catching yacht that balances a sporty and assertive aesthetic with a refined French elegance that is the hallmark of all Couach yachts. French custom yacht builder Chantier Naval Couach has released the first visuals of its newly reimagined 37-metre superyacht, which it dubs as “intelligent, modern and seductive”. As one of the company’s longstanding popular models, with six custom-built vessels having been delivered, Couach has taken a step back to assess and update the yacht’s designs in order to satisfy today’s tastes and trends. “Between presence and power, the 3700 Sport Couach is a sporty and elegant yacht. Our in-house creative and technical teams have reinterpreted its identity and design to come up with a yacht as intelligent and modern as it is seductive,” said Walter Ceglia, Couach CEO. Upholding the admired sporty and seaworthy DNA of its predecessor’s design – and indeed the overarching design philosophy of all Couach custom yachts – a new energy has been injected into the latest 3700 Sport through a lengthening of its lines and strengthening of its profile.
Four of the six America’s Cup teams were back in practice race action on 15th May on the first day of the final week of practice racing before the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda starts on 26th May, and the results proved promising for ORACLE TEAM USA. In near perfect conditions on Bermuda’s Great Sound, Jimmy Spithill and ORACLE TEAM USA showed their intentions early on with a dominant performance against Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR in race one. Despite the British boat making a better start, ORACLE TEAM USA quickly found their rhythm and were clearly ahead by the second windward mark, before widening their advantage to cross the finish line over a minute ahead of the British team. Tom Slingsby, ORACLE TEAM USA tactician and sailing team manager, commented after an 8 hour day on the water: