Bénéteau First 27, first love
We tried out the largest of Bénéteau’s small First series: the First 27 is an eight-metre boat that is fun to sail and is very easy at the helm. It is an excellent way to try out competitive sailing di Luca Sordelli Get them young and don’t let them... Read more
First Yacht 53, the word to Biscontini and Argento
Cannes, Genoa, Barcelona and then across the ocean: September will see the start of the presentation tour of First Yacht 53, the new and highly anticipated fast cruiser by Benéteau with Roberto Biscontini and Lorenzo Argento. This is how it will be, according to the first words of its... Read more
Mariette, a rare gem
Mariette is one of the few schooners designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff, one of the greatest naval architects of all time.  The boat has recently returned to the sea after yet another refit by Bruno Cianci – photo by Pendennis Nathanael G. Herreshoff, 1848-1938, one of the greatest ever designers in... Read more
Grand Soleil Cup, 45 partecipants in Portopiccolo
The Grand Soleil Cup had a record number of entries this weekend, with 45 boats that raced in Portopiccolo. The new Grand Soleil 80 Custom Essentia and the Grand Soleil 48 Race Athyris were also officially presented. Two days characterized by fluctuating weather conditions, but supported by a cheerful... Read more
GS 34 Performance, for people who like speed
 GS 34 is the model that the Forlì-based yard launched in the 1970s is back with a new design. It has the same spirit as the older model, but makes use of modern solutions to win races and to satisfy cruising sailors who enjoy speed by Niccolò Volpati , photo by... Read more
Nautor’s Swan: opening of its sophisticated BTC, Boatbuilding Technology Center
Work had begun in 2017, now everything is ready for Nautor’s Swan’s brand new BTC, an advanced Technology Centre for Shipbuilding. The total investment is 10.5 million Euros for the renovation of the existing building and the implementation of new production facilities, on 9,935 square meters. “When we started... Read more
A dream that has become reality

A boom-less mast is not just a project, it is a reality.  The first one will be mounted on Futura, a planing, 47-foot prototype designed by the University of Bologna. In the picture Daniele Mingucci, CEO of Stramba

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Jeanneau Sun Loft 47, for charter. Without compromises
The French shipyard defines it as a “monocat”, as spacious as a catamaran, but with only one hull: it is the new Sun Loft 47, designed by Philippe Briand for large charter companies. Someone will remember the Atoll 43 by Dufour, an idea of 1998 by Olivier Poncin and... Read more
Neel 65 Evolution, ideal for a long cruise
Neel 65 Evolution is 19-metre cabin trimaran which moves  fast under sail and sails close hauled  a little bit better than a catamaran.  Comfort requires a bit of room by Niccolò Volpati, photo by Olivier Blanchet I am really very curious. I have never tried out a cabin trimaran, and I want... Read more
Kraken Yachts announced the launch of the blue water yacht Kraken 50
Kraken 50 features the innovative “Zero Keel”, a construction system that allows building a keel that is integrated with the hull (zero indicates that not even a bolt is used to fix the keel and the bulb), ensuring the impossibility of breakage. An impressive 20mm lay-up, Kevlar reinforcements and... Read more