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Grand Banks presents GB60

Grand Banks Yachts Limited is excited to announce the pioneering and highly anticipated Grand Banks 60. Highly successful Australian and North American debuts further established the company’s reputation of designing, engineering and building high-tech, long-range motor yachts that have satisfied cruising owners since 1964. The new Grand Banks 60 incorporates the latest marine technologies, from leading-edge construction to well-proven and reliable propulsion and maneuvering systems.  “The GB60 is taking Grand Banks in a whole new direction in terms of appearance, performance, and construction techniques,” says Grand Banks’ CEO Mark Richards. “You really have to take the boat for a ride to get the full experience. There’s just nothing else like it from a performance perspective. Effortless cruising speeds in the low 20-knot range, where you slice through, rather than push the water is a game changer in this market.”

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TANKOA, there is a SAETTA in the sea

The Tankoa S533 Saetta is a 53 meter long model (with a maximum beam of 9.2 meters) that further enriches the Italian yard’s line of planing yachts and also includes the Tankoa 58 Open launched last year. The S533 Saetta’s streamlined and aggressive lines stand out, characterized by their widespread use of glass surfaces, giving the owner and his guests the possibility to fully live the surrounding environment with nothing that interrupts their direct contact with the sea. This is also the characterization of the exterior spaces that stand out for their essentiality and livability. Tankoa S533 represents a leap forward, a glimpse of the future” declared Francesco Paszkowski. “The evolution of the path we have followed up to now with the new project for Tankoa, a yard that we are proud to work with, combines speed with solidity, cleanliness of lines and forms with dynamic lightness. The extensive use of glass was adopted to bring in the sea, and the essentiality characterizing the exterior styling amplifies this sen sensation of an endless horizon.”

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Grand Banks presents GB60

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Grand Banks Yachts Limited is excited to announce the pioneering and highly anticipated Grand Banks 60. Highly successful Australian and North American debuts further established the company’s reputation of designing, engineering and building high-tech, long-range motor yachts that have satisfied cruising owners since 1964. The new Grand Banks 60 incorporates the latest marine technologies, from leading-edge construction to well-proven and reliable propulsion and maneuvering systems.  “The GB60 is taking Grand Banks in a whole new direction in terms of appearance, performance, and construction techniques,” says Grand Banks’ CEO Mark Richards. “You really have to take the boat for a ride to get the full experience. There’s just nothing else like it from a performance perspective. Effortless cruising speeds in the low 20-knot range, where you slice through, rather than push the water is a game changer in this market.”

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Twitter is what's happening. Now all the Volvo Ocean Race

on . Posted in Oceano/VOR-en

Volvo Ocean Race partners with Twitter to live stream eight In-Port Races to a global audience in 2017-18. The Volvo Ocean Race will live stream on Twitter the eight remaining In-Port Races from the 2017-18 edition, beginning on Saturday 27 January in Hong Kong. Fans from all around the world will be able to watch the exciting live races and join the real-time conversation via @volvooceanrace on TwitterIn addition to the live In-Port Races, @volvooceanrace will also broadcast premium video content from the seven participating boats. 

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Grand Banks launches next generation Eastbay

on . Posted in Cantieri-en

 Grand Banks Yachts Limited - the company that pioneered the Downeast-styled yacht with the introduction of the venerable 38 Eastbay EX in 1995 - announces the arrival of the new Eastbay 44 (EB44), the next in a long line of luxury cruising yachts bearing the well-regarded Eastbay nameplate. The new EB44 combines an eye-pleasing blend of contemporary finishes and Downeast lines with an advanced hull design that is capable of safe and comfortable passages in open water. Its modified deep-V hull features a sharp entry for parting the waters ahead, an advanced planing surface aft, and wide reversed chines for added comfort and stability when manoeuvring. "The Eastbay 44 fully delivers the best of both worlds,” says Mark Richards, CEO of Grand Banks. “You’ll experience all the comfort and style you appreciate in a Downeast yacht, but with the legs and cruising speeds to take your adventures farther and faster. This latest generation of Eastbay is also lighter and more efficient." 

ISAF

World Sailing welcome to eSport

World Sailing launches revolutionary eSailing World Championships. World Sailing, the world governing body, has moved into the world of eSports with the launch of the first virtual World Sailing Championships. In partnership with the leading digital sailing platform, Virtual Regatta, the eSailing World Championships will be held every year starting from 2018. The Virtual Regatta platform provides the perfect vehicle for the eSWC, with their established Inshore Regatta games. A new set of World Sailing regulations will be used to allow the sports Racing Rules of Sailing to be adapted to the virtual world. Inshore regattas will be held through the year with players accumulating points that will establish their standings in the eSailing World Rankings. Players in the rankings will have the opportunity to qualify for global play offs, and ultimately participation in the live final. The final of the inaugural eSailing World Championships will be held in Sarasota, USA in November 2018. 

BOAT SHOW

The Newport Exhibition Group announces the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County as Charitable Partner

The Newport Exhibition Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corporation, has chosen the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County as the official charitable partner of the 32nd Newport Charter Yacht Show. The event, scheduled for June 23-26 at Newport Yachting Center, is one of only six charter-focused shows in the world and explores the many avenues of luxury chartering in New England.

Ocean

Twitter is what's happening. Now all the Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race partners with Twitter to live stream eight In-Port Races to a global audience in 2017-18. The Volvo Ocean Race will live stream on Twitter the eight remaining In-Port Races from the 2017-18 edition, beginning on Saturday 27 January in Hong Kong. Fans from all around the world will be able to watch the exciting live races and join the real-time conversation via @volvooceanrace on TwitterIn addition to the live In-Port Races, @volvooceanrace will also broadcast premium video content from the seven participating boats.