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New Mazù shown in Cannes

Since 2011 Mazu Yachts has been designing, producing and marketing luxury ‘hard-top and open’ motor yachts, known for sleek and aggressive looks and made with cold-molded system. The company stands out for ‘hand-crafted art of superyachts’ due to its building technique, which gives the hulls extra strength and lightness. MAZU 42 WALK-AROUND. The largest Mazu’s model to be shown, the new 42 walk-around, to be delivered early August 2017, has an overall length of 11.99 meters and a maximum beam of 3.7 meters. The center console, perfectly protected by a real modern superstructure, leaves room for two ample lateral walk-arounds. The yacht has a freeboard that is high enough to allow safety movement on deck even while at sea in combination with sportive profile with and military twist overtones.

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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.”

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ROLEX and ROLEX inside sailing

on . Posted in Economia-en

 World Sailing and Rolex form strategic partnershipWorld Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Rolex, the leading name in prestige watches that includes watches engineered specifically for sailing. Rolex has been the title sponsor of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards since 2001. As part of the new agreement, Rolex will continue this role, in addition to supporting World Sailing to a greater extent. Rolex have a long running commitment to supporting sailing through their sponsorship of major events such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Giraglia Rolex Cup, as well as the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.

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New Mazù shown in Cannes

on . Posted in Cantieri-en

Since 2011 Mazu Yachts has been designing, producing and marketing luxury ‘hard-top and open’ motor yachts, known for sleek and aggressive looks and made with cold-molded system. The company stands out for ‘hand-crafted art of superyachts’ due to its building technique, which gives the hulls extra strength and lightness. MAZU 42 WALK-AROUND. The largest Mazu’s model to be shown, the new 42 walk-around, to be delivered early August 2017, has an overall length of 11.99 meters and a maximum beam of 3.7 meters. The center console, perfectly protected by a real modern superstructure, leaves room for two ample lateral walk-arounds. The yacht has a freeboard that is high enough to allow safety movement on deck even while at sea in combination with sportive profile with and military twist overtones.

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New partner for Extreme Sailing Series: Ribi series

on . Posted in Altura-en

Highfield announced as Official RIB Supplier to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Highfield, a specialist in the design and production of aluminium-hulled rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), has been signed as an Official Supplier for the Extreme Sailing Series™, the ultimate Stadium Racing championship. The reliable RIBs, which are fitted with Honda engines, will provide vital on-water safety support for the sailors as they compete in close-quarters Stadium Racing on highspeed hydro-foiling catamarans, as well as transportation for VIP and media guests. Julien Carussi, Highfield's Managing Director said: "We are delighted to partner with the Extreme Sailing Series. It is our strategy to associate the Highfield name with the most prestigious sailing events around the world, promoting safe boating and sailing.

ISAF

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.

BOAT SHOW

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.

Ocean

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.