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Biggest launch yet for King Marine

King Marine

For the skilled and experienced composites team at King Marine in Valencia the recently-launched Botin 85 Deep Blue was their biggest project yet – but only just. It’s the largest project to date for yacht builder King Marine, if only by a small margin. One more milestone in the impressive history

A different (round the) world


Without modern media tools and satellite communications there would be no modern round the world racing – it’s that simple. ‘The Volvo Ocean Race, formerly The Whitbread, and now renamed The Ocean Race doesn’t happen without Inmarsat, that’s how important it is,’ Brian Carlin says. ‘For the teams and their sponsors

Happy enough…

52 Super Series

Andi Robertson shines a spotlight on the French crew of Jean Luc Petithuguenin’s TP52 Paprec – competitors on the 52 Super Series circuit. The waters off Cape Town were pretty much glassy smooth. There were a few cat’s paws chasing across the bay and the only TP52 out on the water

Smart, versatile, and dependable…

Southern Wind

When you are building luxury semi-custom performance yachts 7,000 miles away from your main market you’d better get everything right first time. So far so good for Southern Wind! The delivery of each new yacht from their yard in Cape Town, South Africa usually means a passage of 7,000

DSS goes Cableless…

Infinity Yachts

The creative talents of Infiniti Yachts and Doyle Sails – between them responsible for two of the biggest breakthroughs in modern performance yachting – have joined forces to produce something more than special. The Infiniti 52 is the first modern racing boat to be designed and engineered to take full advantage

By Wednesday?

KZ Racefurlers

An America’s Cup team needs a new custom furler in a hurry? Not a problem when you have a pedigree as good as KZ Racefurlers does. The KZ Racefurlers product line coming from KZ Marine has evolved and diversified over the past quarter of a century but the New Zealand company

The new conquistadors…

Doyle Sails

Powering 100-foot super-maxis and giant superyachts, winning the Maxi72 worlds, equipping the Vendée Globe favourite and infiltrating the fastest giant French multihulls – Doyle Sails is on a mission to win everything. 2019 ended on a strong note for Doyle Sails with yachts carrying its inventory winning a hard-fought line honours

Starting at the top…


Holding up a superyacht mast or getting the power from the engine to the wheels on a 950hp race car are a relative walk in the park when your first project was creating carbon cables for a 124-metre suspension bridge. Many of the key innovations that advance the sport of sailing

The best yet?

HH Catamarans

Dripping with custom features and with wireless control throughout the yacht the latest Morrelli & Melvin-designed HH66 cat from Hudson Yacht Group was created with one particular emphasis in mind – performance. For a few years now, Hudson Yacht Group has been the genre-leader in performance luxury offshore catamarans by combining

52 Super Series: A perfect fit…

52 Super Series

Once a software engineer always a software engineer. It was appropriate that Hasso Plattner and the home Phoenix team did so well at the first, and so far only, 52 Super Series event of the season, the Odzala Discovery Camps Super Series V & A Waterfront Cape Town Regatta. Local knowledge,