Rolex Giraglia 2019, the finish line is at the Principality of Monaco
Registration is now open for the 67th edition of the Rolex Giraglia. The offshore race will conclude in the waters of Monte Carlo. A large fleet is expected in the IRC and ORC classes, but also in the maxi and Swan One Design classes. The Giraglia has always been... Read more
CNB 66, comfort sailing
Above all CNB 66 is a pure cruiser yacht, which means large areas, but also good performance under sail. Even when there is not much wind by Niccolò Volpati, photo by Nicolas Claris The sea is calm, except for the normal wakes from passing boats, but most of all... Read more
Wauquiez 42 Pilot Saloon, comfortable, wherever you go
The new Wauquiez 42 Pilot Saloon is a twelve-metre boat that is solidly built and designed for serious sailing. It does very well, even in Mediterranean breezes, thanks to  the lines designed by Berret Racoupeau. The raised dinette with sea views dominates the project by Luca Sordelli – photo by... Read more
Nautor’s Swan, how are they doing?
Three years ago, Nautor’s Swan launched guidelines for its new industrial, commercial and competitive strategies. At Boot Düsseldorf, the Finnish company took the opportunity to present its accounts. And the numbers smile at her. A turnover that in 2018 grew by 26%, with a forecast for 2019 of +50%.... Read more
The SUNREEF 70 joins the New Beginning sailing range
A luxury 70-footer joins Sunreef Yachts new sailing range. With this new addition, the shipyard’s innovative line of classically-inspired sail catamarans now comprises 4 models: the Sunreef 50, 60, 70 and 80. With her outstanding living spaces, the Sunreef 70 balances extreme comfort, great performance under sail and advanced technology. A... Read more
30 days to go until The Round Martinique Regatta
The first race of The Round Martinique Regatta will start from Fort de France in just a month’s time, eagerly awaited by both the competitors and the event’s organizers. However, before trimming the sails and sharpening tactics, the most important step is first to register for this 2019 edition.... Read more
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490, natural born cruiser
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 shows good performance at all points of sail  and a high level of comfort, both above and below decks. More or less all you need for a perfect cruise by Niccolò Volpati – photo by Bertrand Duquenne  When you are driving a car, what happens if you... Read more
Grand Soleil 52 LC, in medio stat VIRTUS
 The 46 was extremely popular, and the 48 has just been launched, but the new boat that has got itself noticed this year is the Grand Soleil 52 LC. We tried out a “hybrid” version of it, which is half-way between a sport boat  and a cruiser by Niccolò Volpati,... Read more
Saffier SE 37 Lounge, super EASY
On your marks, get set, go:  Saffier SE 37 Lounge, flagship of the Dutch yard,  has a deck set-up that makes this boat very easy to sail, even if you are on your own by Niccolò Volpati photo by Bertel Kolthof We had just left behind the mooring and... Read more
Bénéteau Oceanis 55.1, always safe
The Bénéteau Oceanis 55.1 is a sixteen-metre pure cruiser which is easy to handle, even with a small crew. The interior design, by Nauta, is very elegant. The naval architecture is by Berret Racoupeau  by Luca Sordelli, photo by Gilles Martin-Raget It has to be said that there are... Read more