Maid in the new Sunseeker Manhattan 63

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Sunseeker International will launch the brand-new Manhattan 63 at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show. With a range of interior and engine options, the vessel is an exciting addition to the Flybridge range. Sunseeker has achieved that rare thing among motoryacht manufacturers – a popularity that quite literally spans the globe.

Sunseeker Manhattan 63

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L’hydroptere the world’s fastest sailing yacht

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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 super yacht of sailing yachts has set the bench mark 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 the above record Alain Thébault and his crew also went on to set the record for the fastest nautical mile spedd 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 at www.worldsportsboats.ning.com

Bayliner 245

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The innovative Bayliner 245 is a true example of why Bayliner is such a popular brand and packs all the right ingredients needed to make a great sports boat.
 

Check the 245 in video action at

www.worldsportsboats.ning.com