Boat Life

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo: Canada – This tiny floating home is a restored boat originally built for the Expo’86 in Canada. – Yanko Design | USA – 8/12/2022 – Boat of the week: This 138-foot superyacht Is worth $23 million, but you can own It for the price of a supercar. How do you buy a new superyacht at a fraction of its list price? Fractional ownership. The private-jet business model is moving to yachts. – Robb Report | USA – 8/11/2022 – Attention Southern California Boaters! Save These Dates for Marine Flare Collection Events. The BoatUS announces two upcoming marine flare […]

Boat US Tips

Whoa, boaters! Slow down on the recent E15 news.

It may not be as good as you think Springfield, Virginia – 4/18/2022 – There’s been a lot of pain at the pump lately with gas prices. The Biden administration’s April 12 move to give a waiver from the Clean Air Act to allow the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer months is intended to lower costs and stretch the nation’s fuel supply. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says the unintended consequence of the waiver could inadvertently put a harmful fuel prohibited for use in recreational vessels into your boat’s gas tank. BoatUS notes […]

Palm Beach International Boat Show

The Palm Beach International Boat Show closes with a resounding success

Palm Beach, Florida – 3/27/2022 – Today, the Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) held its closing day. This year’s show marked the 40th anniversary of the beloved event, welcoming tens of thousands of guests for four days filled with exciting exhibits and experiences throughout downtown West Palm Beach.   “The 40th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show was an astounding success! We were thrilled to welcome the boating community to downtown West Palm Beach for an amazing four-day event, with nearly five hundred exhibitors showcasing the latest in boating, marine accessories, and emerging tech trends as well as educational seminars and VIP experiences” said […]

Palm Beach International Boat Show

Eco-Conscious and Vegan-Friendly EMOCEAN Explorer Yacht, to Make Its U.S. Debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show

Palm Beach, Florida – 3/16/2022 – Making its U.S. debut is the 125-foot EMOCEAN, a Camper & Nicholsons’ managed charter that represents the first eco-conscious and vegan-friendly explorer yacht from Rosetti Superyachts. Uniquely designed for the eco-conscious charterer, EMOCEAN boasts an extremely fuel-efficient engine and a “full vegan ethos” – being that there are no leathers or furs incorporated into the design and nothing of animal origin is allowed on board. Truly eco-friendly, everything from her interior rugs to the sofa fabrics are made using recycled ocean plastic or biodegradable products. This ethos — which is a true representation of […]

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The North American debut of the breathtaking Princess Y72 at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Forth Lauderdale – 10/27/2021 – Princess Yachts, the UK’s leading luxury yacht manufacturer, has announced that the North American debut of the Princess Y72 will be featured at this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The Y72 is instantly recognizable as a member of the Y Class and reinforces the British brand’s focus on elegance, beautiful design, and attention to detail across the range. Princess Y72 Designed by the Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and Italian design house, Pininfarina, the Y72 features beautifully sculpted exterior forms and expansive full-length hull windows, also seen on the highly anticipated […]

Racing

Wind! Speed! Smiles! And….. Action! All was in place for the final day of the third annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge

Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten – February 7, 2021 – Race day 2, sponsored by Oris Swiss watches, and the final day of the third annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge. This weekend was full of action, with lots of tactical decisions and more than anything, a ton of fun. It was handicap racing at its best with a full mixture of boats in the racing class, with most boats taking a first at one point during the weekend. Tryst, a Dick Newick, Trice II, took the win in the Racing class and Aravilla/Maritime School West Indies came out as the big winner, […]

America's Cup

PATRIOT RETURNS TO RACING, TAKES TWO LOSSES TO OPEN SEMIFINAL SERIES

Auckland, New Zealand – 1/29/2021 – New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup, took two losses against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli of Italy on the first day of racing at the Prada Cup Semifinals. Eleven days after suffering significant damage and nearly sinking during a Round Robins race against the Italians, American Magic succeeded in patching the hull of its AC75 racing yacht and restoring its many systems to full functionality. The mere presence of the American AC75, PATRIOT, on the starting line in Auckland’s Waitematā Harbor was a testament to the tireless efforts […]

America's Cup

AC75 PATRIOT BACK IN ACTION AS PRADA CUP SEMIFINALS NEAR

Auckland, New Zealand – 1/27/2021 – New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, on Wednesday re-launched its racing yacht, PATRIOT, for the first time since a damaging capsize and near-sinking suffered by the team during a Prada Cup Round Robins race on January 17. After nine days of intense boatbuilding and systems work inside the team’s base, the AC75 returned to the Waitematā Harbor roughly 48 hours before her first Prada Cup Semifinals matchup. American Magic will face Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli starting at approximately 3:15 PM NZDT on Friday, January 29.  “We had a pretty […]

America's Cup

Day 2 of the PRADA Cup, the U.S. challenger records a frustrating 0-3 start to the Challenger Selection Series

Auckland, New Zealand – 1/16/2021 – New York Yacht Club American Magic fell in both of its races on Day 2 of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America’s Cup. In extremely light conditions, all three teams spent large portions of both races held on Saturday in “displacement mode,” fighting hard to find any and all pressure on the inner-harbor race course near Auckland’s North Head. American Magic’s AC75, PATRIOT, struggled in both pre-starts and while dramatic comebacks were engineered partway through both races, it was ultimately not enough. The U.S. Challenger now stands at 0-3 […]

America's Cup

Auckland’s Sky Tower to be illuminated in red with the PRADA Cup logo

Auckland, New Zealand – 1/13/2021 – Starting on January 14, on the eve of each racing day of the PRADA Cup, Auckland’s Sky Tower will be illuminated in red with the PRADA Cup logo projected with a variety of animations, displayed day by day every 30 minutes at the hour and half hour, to mark the Challengers Selection Series of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA. Auckland Sky Tower is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, this makes it the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Completed in 1997 it has become an iconic landmark in Auckland’s skyline due […]