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.


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

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Sealine set to make Southampton boat show the stage for its new F-series Flagship

Sealine are set to unveil their new F-Series flagship, the F46, at this year’s PSP Southampton International Boat Show.

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This top of the range F-Series fly-bridge motor yacht will lead the design philosophy for future F-series models.

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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

Are you ready for Cannes boat show 2009

As the boat show season gets into full swing the 2009 Cannes boat show is ready to open its doors from the 9th to 14th September.

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Some 511 boats in water within Vieux Port & Port Pierre Canto, 180 new models, 140 boats over 20 metres long, 460 exhibitors from 25 countries, including 140 newcomers, 95,000 m² net exhibition space.

If you want to see some of the world’s most luxurious super yachts then head to Cannes!

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Feadship Trident set to steal the show at Fort Lauderdale Boat show 2009

The 50th Anniversary edition of the world’s largest boat show is just around the corner, this year’s show will take place October 29-November 2, 2009 at six locations in the Yachting Capital of the World – Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The show will feature a staggering 3 billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, superyachts, electronics, engines and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide. Launched in June 2009 the Feadship Trident at 214 foot will certainly stand out from the crowd and is set to steal the show.

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The Feadship Trident has been styled by Donald Starkey and Navel architecture by De Voogt, a partnership that is one of the most respected in the industry.

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Absolute Yachts and UK dealer Ocean Nautic come to an end

The partnership between Absolute Yachts and UK dealer Ocean Nautic now called “Trevor White” has come to an end.

Dealer Tevor White will now focus on the newly appointed Outer Reef yachts covering their 58 to 115 ft range for the whole of Europe, enhancing their focus on building demand and increased international sales, in addition Ocean Nautic will also continue to deal with Pegiva, the wooden sports boats range from Australia Queensland.

Managing director Trevor White said to YBW: “we have weathered the current economic climate well this year and formed some exciting new partnerships in the last twelve months.

“Over the last year or so we have seen a shift in many of our client’s expectations with regards to greener technology and more fuel efficient yachts.

“I am delighted that we have aligned ourselves and formed partnerships with some very proactive companies in this area.

We now operate on a much larger stage than just serving our UK clients. Our brand portfolio, fiscal and fractional services are now available through Trevor Whote dealer internationally, a big step up for us as a company. A very exciting time for us and we are very much looking forward to the challenge.”

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