The boating world is starting to realise its environmental impact. Richard Lord talks to three builders making advances in yacht design that are both green and glam.Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 1:06am
Despondent New Zealanders reluctantly confronted the dreaded ‘choker’ tag on Thursday after losing the America’s Cup to one of sport’s most stunning comebacks.
“Choke on this New Zealand,” was the blunt advice on the country’s most popular news website stuff.co.nz after Emirates Team New Zealand lost the regatta 8-9 to Oracle Team USA, despite leading 8-1 last week.26 Sep 2013 - 2:10pm
The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, dramatic sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.25 Sep 2013 - 11:33am
Italy’s Luna Rossa breezed to a second straight victory over Sweden’s Artemis Racing Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup.
Luna Rossa completed the 15.4-nautical-mile course on San Francisco Bay in a time of 54 minutes, 26 seconds, finishing just over two minutes ahead of Artemis.8 Aug 2013 - 11:27am
British double Olympic sailing medalist Andrew Simpson died on Thursday when a 72-foot catamaran of Swedish team Artemis capsized during America’s Cup training on San Francisco Bay, officials said.11 May 2013 - 4:31am
Yacht owners may have to wait for up to two years before securing berths for their boats in Hong Kong, but yacht maker CRN still prefers the city over other fast-developing mainland marinas as its base in the East.1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am 1 comment
Supermaxi Wild Oats XI smashed its own record time by nearly 17 minutes in Australia's Sydney to Hobart ocean yacht race yesterday, taking line honours ahead of Ragamuffin-Loyal.29 Dec 2012 - 3:35am
The Sydney to Hobart yacht race got off to a controversial start yesterday with fancied supermaxi Wild Thing ruled out at the last minute due to paperwork issues.27 Dec 2012 - 4:30am
It's a toy show for China's ultra-rich, with offerings that vary from fine art to luxury villas, cars and private jets. But it is the superyachts that steal the spotlight, marrying new wealth with Sanya's aspirations to become the Chinese Riviera.6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Xiamen is poised to become home to one of China's most dynamic marinas, joining Qingdao and Sanya in the growing yacht and luxury boating industry. Manufacturers and brokers from around the world are setting up operations to take advantage of a new market, and the Chinese themselves are moving quickly to capitalise as well.28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
With 733 kilometres of coastline and more than 250 islands to explore, Hong Kong should be a paradise for boaters. But the city's marinas are jammed to capacity and a lack of mooring space makes it impossible for most in the city to enjoy sailing or sea-fishing.24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
A yacht crisis has hit Hong Kong: marinas are packed to capacity - there is a waiting list of at least two years for a berth at any of the territory's eight marinas; and costs are shooting through the exosphere.20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
One of the world's biggest and most opulent super-yachts, whose deck is regularly peppered with the rich and famous, is docked at the Gold Coast in Tuen Mun.
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch was spotted on the vessel with family and friends this summer in Majorca, Spain, while Hollywood leading man Leonardo DiCaprio has been reported cruising around Australia in it.8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
China's coastal areas are moving swiftly to take advantage of a growing class of wealthy elite whose taste for the high life is driving the development of new industries.
One major growth industry revolves around the yacht and marina lifestyle, which includes the buying and selling of luxury yachts, docking and servicing, races, and international networking exhibitions.30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Olivier Decamps has enjoyed a nomadic lifestyle in the yachting industry during the past three decades5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am