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Prada yacht takes to the sea

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli have invested €40 million, in a luxury yacht that will compete in the upcoming America Cup in San Francisco next year.

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Branson’s Necker Belle Sets BVI Regatta Record

Sir Richard Branson just set a new record in the British Virgin Islands with his 105-ft. carbon fibre catamaran Necker Belle. While manning the helm Branson had the distinction of captaining the largest multihull to ever participate in a BVI regatta. While he didn’t actually win the race, he added one more honorific to his [...]

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London’s sightseeing boats get pre-Olympic upgrade

A London tour guide company has revealed plans to build the city’s largest sightseeing boat ahead of the 2012 Olympics. City Cruises, which runs river sightseeing tours in the British, said May 27 that it would launch its new 600-passenger vessel on the River Thames by Spring 2012, describing it as a “next generation leisure [...]

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Catamarans for luxury-loving hotel guests

For the ultimate luxury hotel experience nowadays, it seems travelers need to pick a property with a catamaran. The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has just launched Navigator, its custom-built catamaran which will be on hand to take guests wherever they choose in the sparkling blue seas of Bora Bora island. The boat, which is [...]

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Asia Boating Awards 2010

The sixth edition of the Prestigious Asia Boating Awards will be hosted this year at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club. For the first time ever, the Asia Boating Awards, the top event of the yachting calendar in Asia, will be staged in Hong Kong at the upcoming Hong Kong Gold Coast [...]

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World’s biggest solar-powered boat unveiled

What its makers say is the world’s biggest boat powered by the sun was unveiled in Germany on Thursday ahead of its planned circumnavigation of the globe in 2011 — the first under solar power. “This is a unique feeling to see in front of me today a boat which I so often dreamed about,” [...]

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