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Aquila 44 – Lots to love
by John Curnow
As a craft, she is quite impressive. Even from the moment you approach her on the quay. As a craft, she is quite impressive. Even from the moment you approach her on the quay. There is something about the Aquila 44, her own je ne sais quoi, if you like. Proportionally she is just right, everything is in the correct place, and with a modern flair, yet one that is not going to date overnight. I think her presence is in her stance, which is kind of funny, given she is a cat.
Posted on 7 Jul
PredictWind - Stunning new forecast maps
by PredictWind
When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. The mapping technology was rebuilt to be faster, have smaller downloads and be able to smoothly animate PredictWind’s advanced forecasts. Following the success of the Offshore App, we’re releasing this unique display technology across all other platforms, including the forecast website, Android and iOS Apps
Posted on 24 Jun
Last day for North Sails Autumn savings offer - Order now!
by Sail-World.com NZL
The time buy a new North sail is now. Backed by factory incentives, your North Sails rep is offering Autumn savings The time buy a new North sail is now - right now!. Backed by factory incentives, your North Sails representative is offering Autumn savings on all North Paneled Cloth (NPC), North Paneled Laminates (NPL), 3DL® and 3DiTM. Get in touch with your local North Sails loft now to order and sail into next season with North Sails performance and quality. Offer ends today, June 20, 2016
Posted on 20 Jun
Platino recovery - Tug has yacht under tow and is heading home
by Sail-World.com NZL
The New Zealand Police have confirmed that the tug Sea Pelican has reached the abandoned yacht SV Platino The New Zealand Police have confirmed that the tug Sea Pelican has reached the abandoned yacht SV Platino and has her under tow and is returning to New Zealand. The tug reached the stricken yacht around 0835hrs NZT.
Posted on 17 Jun
Platino recovery - Family confirms that tug has made rendezvous
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Reports in social media say a salvage tug has made a rendezvous with the Platino earlier than expected. Reports in social media by family and friends of Nick Saull, the crew member killed during a catastrophic incident abroad the 66ft yacht Platino say the salvage tug which left on Tuesday night has made the rendezvous earlier than expected. The Facebook report says the tug, Sea Pelican, arrived on Friday morning, the weather in the area has eased and with a more favorable outlook.
Posted on 16 Jun
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to ban bottled water
by Ian Thomson
Approval has been given to create a ban on bottled water that comes in plastic containers. The RQYS Management Committee has confirmed that approval has been given to create a ban on bottled water that comes in plastic containers. This will place the club as a leader in environmental impact management in Australia and around the world. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club earlier this year did likewise. Who’s next?
Posted on 16 Jun
Platino recovery operation well underway as crew arrive in Auckland
by Sail-World.com NZL
An ocean-going tug has left Whangarei to locate and attempt to salvage the luxury yacht Platino An ocean-going tug left Whangarei late on Tuesday night to locate and attempt to salvage the luxury yacht Platino which has been abandoned 550km NE of New Zealand. Weather dependent, we could reach Platino by Saturday and have the yacht and body of the person on board back in New Zealand early next week,” says Inspector Graham of the NZ Police.
Posted on 16 Jun
Search for Platino crew member lost in Pacific Ocean is suspended
by Sail-World.com NZL
Maritime New Zealand have advised that the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has suspended the search for t Maritime New Zealand have advised that the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has suspended the search for the sailor lost overboard from the yacht Platino on Monday morning, 550km north of New Zealand. Sail-World understands that a tug has left NZ to rendezvous with the boat. That boat is believed to have an NZ Police officer on board responsible for the recovery of the deceased.
Posted on 15 Jun
Platino survivors expected in Auckland on Thursday
by Sail-World.com NZL
Southern Lily, with three crew members from the 66ft yacht Platino aboard, is expected to arrive in Auckland on Thursday The container ship, Southern Lily, with three crew members from the 66ft yacht Platino aboard, is expected to arrive in Auckland on Thursday morning. The master of the Southern Lily, Shashi Prakash, said that seas in the region at the time of the rescue were 3 metres high making for a tricky operation to rendezvous with the dismasted yacht.
Posted on 15 Jun
One week left to run in North Sails Autumn savings offer - Order now!
by Sail-World.com NZL
The time buy a new North sail is now. Backed by factory incentives, your North Sails rep is offering Autumn savings The time buy a new North sail is now. Backed by factory incentives, your North Sails representative is offering Autumn savings on all North Paneled Cloth (NPC), North Paneled Laminates (NPL), 3DL® and 3DiTM. Get in touch with your local North Sails loft now to order and sail into next season with North Sails performance and quality.
Posted on 14 Jun
Platino rescue - Three crew safely aboard container ship
by Sail-World.com NZL
Two men and a woman have been rescued from their battered yacht, Platino, around 550 kilometres north of New Zealand Two men and a woman have been rescued from their battered yacht, Platino, around 550 kilometres north of New Zealand by the crew of the container ship Southern Lily. A rescue line was used to help get the trio safely on board around 3pm.
Posted on 14 Jun
One dead, one missing off 20 metre yacht in gale force winds
by Sail-World.com NZL
Maritime NZ has reported that a search is underway for a sailor lost overboard from a yacht another has been killed Maritime NZ has reported that a search is underway for a sailor lost overboard from a yacht 550km (300 nautical miles) north of New Zealand. The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ was advised at 11.20am today (Monday, 13 June) that one male had been killed and another man, in his 60s, knocked overboard from the 20m yacht
Posted on 13 Jun
C-Strobe H20 next generation of personal distress LED Light is here
by Nichole Kalil
The new USCG approved C-Strobe H20 distress light combines intense LED technology with increased operating life ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine company, released their next generation of C-Strobe distress lights today. The new USCG approved C-Strobe H20 distress light combines intense LED technology with increased operating life and provides 360 degrees of visibility, while shining bright at 45 lumens. This waterproof strobe light can provide up to 120 continuous hours of emergency lighting.
Posted on 11 Jun
ACR introduces their newest searchlight the RCL-100 LED
by Nichole Kalil
ACR Electronics, Inc. enhances their very popular RCL-100 searchlight, shining brighter than ever with nine LED array ACR Electronics, Inc. enhances their very popular RCL-100 searchlight, shining brighter than ever with its new nine LED array providing a blazing 200,000 candela of luminosity. The LED bulbs are efficiently designed to provide over 40,000 operating hours.
Posted on 11 Jun
North Sails offer Autumn Savings for sails ordered before June 20
by Sail-World.com NZL
The time buy a new North sail is now. Backed by factory incentives, your North Sails rep is offering Autumn savings The time buy a new North sail is now. Backed by factory incentives, your North Sails representative is offering Autumn savings on all North Paneled Cloth (NPC), North Paneled Laminates (NPL), 3DL® and 3DiTM. Get in touch with your local North Sails loft now to order and sail into next season with North Sails performance and quality.
Posted on 6 Jun
Zhik New Zealand hit by ram raiders
by Sail-World.com NZL
Zhik New Zealand's flagship store and showroom in Auckland's historic Victoria Park Market has been hit by ram raiders Zhik New Zealand's flagship store and showroom in Auckland's historic Victoria Park Market was hit by ram raiders in the early hours of Friday morning, and stock taken. Seriously if anyone is offered Zhik clothing on the cheap or sees the gear being worn by people who probably aren't sailors, please contact the Police and drop a txt to us at Sail-World 021 30 10 30.
Posted on 3 Jun
Look out Fiji! The Doyle Pacific Rally fleet has arrived
by Island Cruising
After briefings, drinks and last minute provisioning trips, the fleet headed out of Opua in calm conditions After briefings, drinks and last minute provisioning trips, the fleet headed out of Opua in calm conditions for what was a dream run, if a little light on wind, to Fiji. The engine sure got a workout on this passage, although there was enough wind to sail on a number of days.
Posted on 1 Jun
Hella Marine announces waterproof low profile Surface Strip lamps
by Sail-World.com NZL
The new Surface Mount Strip lamps from Hella Marine feature an innovative waterproof switch for easy operation. The new Surface Mount Strip lamps from Hella Marine feature an innovative waterproof switch for easy operation. Completely sealed, UV and corrosion resistant with an ultra-low profile design make these lamps easy to install and ideal for interior and exterior applications.
Posted on 24 May
Australian industry champions announced for 2016
by Isla McKechnie
2016’s marine export and superyacht industry champions were announced at Australia’s Sanctuary Cove. After a successful first day at the ASMEX 2016 conference, the Australian Marine Industry has awarded business excellence in the industry at the Annual Marine Export, Superyacht and Commercial Marine Awards at their Gala Presentation Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel at Sanctuary Cove.
Posted on 23 May
ASMEX Conference closes on a high note
by Isla McKechnie
The 2016 Australian Superyacht & Marine Export Conference has drawn to a close today The 2016 Australian Superyacht & Marine Export Conference has drawn to a close today, after a full two days which have shown a healthy industry, determinedly driving forward.
Posted on 23 May
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