Class 1 offshore power boats – Italian results

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Sunday, 4 October, STRESA (Italy): Victory 1’s Mohammad Al Mehairi, in his debut season in Class 1, and Jean-Marc Sanchez were crowned European Champions after finishing second in Race 2 of the Italian Grand Prix, round 4 of the UIM-WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship.The race win went to team-mates Fazza, who stormed to victory after starting at the back of the fleet, in what was arguably the drive of the season, with Welmax finishing in an impressive third place.

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49th Genoa Boat Show ready to open its doors!

Business and Passion for the sea will be the buzz-words during the nine days of Genoa 49th International Boat Show. The Show, organised in partnership by Fiera di Genova and UCINA Confindustria Nautica, the Italian recreational boating industry professional association, is going tobe held in Genoa from the 3rd to 11 october 2009, so kicking of this weekend.

Genoa 2009

Genoa Boat show is confirming its international leadership in the boating sector and is going to play the anti-crisis role thanks to the presence of 1450 exhibitors and over 2400 boats on display.

These figures confirm the liveliness of the sector and is boosted by the recent successes of Southampton, Cannes and Monaco shows that have happened in the past month. Genoa have stated its a “must be there” show for all market players.

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Over 37% of exhibitors will come from abroad, proving once more the Show’s international significance. The large number of new products on display reflects the highly innovative features of this years Show: only among boats, the number of expected new models now exceeds 550 which demonstrates the importance of Genoa for many manufacturers.

For those who are going let us know what you thought of the show in the comments section below. 

Watch the Genoa boat show in video action at:

http://worldsportsboats.ning.com

Visit the official Genoa Boat show 2009 website at:

http://www.genoaboatshow.com/index.aspx?Language=EN

Monaco Yacht show 2009 ends with a bang!

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The place to see and to be seen if you are a super yacht manufacuturer that is. The Monaco yacht show opened its doors on the 23 to the 26 th Septmeber with reports of being the best show to date. 

Informa the shows organiser’s reported:

“Despite the recession, Informa’s 2009 Monaco Yacht Show has hosted more yachts and exhibitors than ever before and has proved an exceptional success”

The Government of Monaco and Prince Albert of Monaco were among attendees at this year’s event, joining other civic dignitaries from across the world.

As the world’s leading super yacht show, the MYS attracts a host of international luxury yachting industry professionals and participating in the show has become a must for industry leaders.

The MYS has supported the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy since 2001. This year MYS hosted a charity auction of 34 unique watches. Prestigious supporters of the auction included Cartier, Patek Phillipe, Louis Vuitton and Omega. The auction raised a staggering 2.3 million Euros, which will go towards fighting Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Commenting on the event, Peter Rigby, CEO of Informa, said:

“The Monaco Yacht Show is one of our flagship events in late summer. Despite the worldwide economic crisis, this year has been a fantastic success as the world’s premier yacht show. We have had more yachts and exhibitors than ever before – a great achievement in the current financial situation”.

Check out the Monaco yacht show video at www.monacoyachtshow.com

Check out exclusive visitor videos at www.worldsportsboats.com

Southampton Boat show 2009 success!

Southampton Boat Show 2009 press release – end of show report.

The PSP Southampton Boat Show, the UK’s leading outdoor social event showcasing boating, watersports and lifestyle, drew to a close on Sunday 20 September reporting strong attendance and increased confidence.  Since opening on 11 September, the PSP Southampton Boat Show has attracted 121,671 visitors, which is 282 more than last year.

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The PSP Southampton Boat Show, the UK’s leading outdoor social event showcasing boating, watersports and lifestyle, draws to a close today (Sunday 20 September) reporting strong attendance and increased confidence.  Since opening on 11 September, the PSP Southampton Boat Show has attracted 121,671 visitors, which is 282 more than last year.

Organiser National Boat Shows (NBS) is delighted with the success of the Show, which has hosted more than 500 exhibitors and showcased almost 1,000 boats, from 1.6 metre inflatables at £389 to 130ft motor yachts costing £10.6m. The Show has offered an important platform for the marine industry to display its quality and diversity, from power and sail boats to dinghies, deck equipment, charter holidays, sailing courses, chandlery and more.

Across the board, Show exhibitors have experienced good sales throughout the 10 days. While visitors have been willing to spend, the sales process has perhaps taken slightly longer than usual, moving exhibitors to report a feeling of ‘cautious optimism’ within the marine industry.

Read the full report at:

http://www.southamptonboatshow.com/2009_home/news/

New Princess V85 goes down a storm at Southampton boat show 2009

Princess has been making sports yachts since 1965 and there 40 years of boat building experience is capture beautifully in the new V85 sports yacht.

An innovative and exciting model with breathtakingly good looks, dynamic handling and thoroughbred performance give the Princess V85 a leading edge in this segment.

The broad beam, spacious interior volume and ground-breaking design provide a beautifully luxurious and flexible feel once on board and relative to much larger yachts.

For the first time, a flying bridge has been discreetly incorporated into the hardtop, to create a unique upper deck with a second helm station and additional entertaining space.

The large main deck enjoys the flexibility of an open sports boat and creates a vast entertaining space, with exceptional accommodation below decks providing real comfort.

The V85 is a traffic addition to the Princess V range line up and can be seen at the Southampton Boat show till the 20th September alongside her smaller sisters in the range the V78 and V62.

Check out the V85 video at:

www.worldsportsboats.ning.com

 

Cannes 2009 boat show success

As the Cannes International 2009 boat show closes and the Southampton international 2009 boat kicks off, the news from Cannes is success.

Cannes is seen as a stage in which to show off some of the world’s best high end sports yachts and super yachts and this year did not disappoint. Wind powered sailing yachts finest, Nautor Swan presented their beautifully made 90S, this was equally matched by engine power, the fabulous 29 meter award-winning super yacht from Peri yachts was simply spectacular.

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Over 50,000 visitors and hundreds of boats on show at this years event has been captured perfectly in this video round up below:

http://worldsportsboats.vodspot.tv/

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L’hydroptere the world’s fastest sailing yacht

I know we usually only report on the type of boats powered by burning fuel but when you come across a yacht that can put to shame many engine-powered vessels you have to say something to the world about it.

So I introduce to you the fastest wind-powered sailing yacht in the world “l’Hydroptere”! To describe this yacht in 2 words would simply be “Breathe Taking”.

This superyacht of sailing yachts has set the benchmark for speed sailing, on Friday 4th September in the Hyères Harbour, the French tri-foiler l’Hydroptère set a new world record over 500 meters with an average speed of 51.36 knots breaking the previous speed record of 50,57 knots set by kitesurfer Alex Caizergues in Namibia last year.

In addition, the above record Alain Thébault and his crew also went on to set the record for the fastest nautical mile speed at an eye-watering 48.72 knots smashing the previous record of 43.09 knots.

l’Hydroptere team issued the following statement after achieving the records above:

By a 28-knot west wind, Alain Thébault and his crew took full advantage of the flying trimaran’s potential and earned the title of the fastest sailing craft on the planet*. With a top speed of 55.5 knots (103 km/h) and an average speed of 51.36 knots, today l’Hydroptère takes her place in the history of sailing.

Watch the full video footage of the record-breaking run

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