Bénéteau First 18, easy sailing
Small, brilliant and fast: we sailed on the First 18, th 5.5 metre model of Bénéteau’s sports range, a boat that is perfect for sailing novices and also forhaving fun racing by Luca Sordelli I HAVE TO CONFESS THAT, FOR ME, TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST 18 MEANS GOING BACK IN... Read more
Philippe Briand SY300: an innovative 90m sailyacht
Philippe Briand is a visionary designer able to integrate new technologies with a contemporary style of boats, made up of essential lines and great formal cleanliness. This 90 meter sail yacht also presents a solution for harnessing theenergy producedby the motion of the hull in the water by Rebecca... Read more
CNB 76, cruising machine
Lots of room, comfort, easy sailing and good performance are the main pluses of the CNB 76, flagship of the French yard’s fleet, which is designed to stop you wanting to get off again too quickly by Niccolò Volpati – photo by Nicolas Claris  THE 76-FOOTER CNB IS PROOF... Read more
Alinghi, the team graduates world champion of the GC32 class
The Alinghi team, created by skipper Ernesto Bertarelli, already winner of two editions of America’s Cup (2003 in Auckland, New Zealand and 2007 in Valencia, Spain), has obtained the title of world champion of the GC32 class in Lagos, Portugal. The event was attended by 10 world-class teams from... Read more
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