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Louis Vuitton seeks refund from America’s Cup

Louis Vuitton, the French retailer that has been the primary backer of the America’s Cup, wants a $3 million refund because so few teams have entered the competition. The San Francisco Business Times reported Wednesday that one of the Cup’s most prestigious and longest-running sponsors had initially agreed to a $10 million sponsorship. But that…more

Lawyers’ strike delays Costa Concordia captain’s trial

The manslaughter trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Italy’s coast last year, killing 32 people, began Tuesday but was immediately suspended because of a lawyers’ strike. Capt. Francesco Schettino attended the hearing in the Tuscan town of Grosseto wearing a blue suit and sunglasses, declining to answer questions…more

America’s Cup signs deal with Croakies

Eyewear retainer manufacturer Croakies is becoming an America’s Cup licensee. Wyoming-based Croakies said it endorses the race’s longstanding values and is proud to print its products with the America’s Cup logos. Available immediately, Croakies eyewear retainers, lanyards and belts imprinted with the America’s Cup logo will be sold to retailers throughout the country. “Croakies products…more

Jeanne Socrates aboard Nereida July 7th 2013

British grandmother completes solo non-stop circumnavigation

Stranded in Acapulco. Beset by rigging problems in Cape Town. Knocked down near Cape Horn. Jeanne Socrates endured her fair share of setbacks in her quest to sail around the world alone without any stops and outside assistance. But in the end, she persevered. It was Monday at 2:26 a.m. Pacific time when Socrates and…more

Onassis yacht hits market for $32.4 million

One of the most famous celebrity yachts, which hosted the Kennedys and Frank Sinatra — where President John F. Kennedy first met Winston Churchill and where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier held their wedding reception — is on the market. Aristotle Onassis’ Christina O was bought by the shipping tycoon in 1954 and named after…more

Wärtsilä Corp. and Ceva Logistics win environmental honor

Wärtsilä Corp. and Ceva Logistics received the Lean and Green Star Award for reducing carbon dioxide emissions at Wärtsilä’s warehousing operations by 60 percent. “We are continuously focusing on improving environmental performance within our operations, and naturally this is something we also expect from our partners. We are, therefore, very pleased to receive this award,…more

VIDEO: Azimut-Benetti hosts annual yachting gala

The Azimut-Benetti Group invited more than 600 clients from around the world to the Italian luxury yacht builder’s sixth Yachting Gala, held in the coastal city of Portofino. The event gave guests an exclusive preview of the new Azimut 80 and a chance to toast Benetti, crowning the 140th anniversary celebrations for the oldest Italian…more

Oceanco Sponsors the Young Designer of the Year Award in Monaco

College student wins yacht design award

Stefano Inglese won the Young Designer of the Year Award at the ShowBoats Design Awards for his project Granturismo. Inglese, an advanced architectural design student at Sapienza University of Rome, said the silhouette of Granturismo sports cars inspired his yacht design. “The idea was to deliver the same feelings one has when traveling en plein…more

Sailing Hall of Fame set to name 2013 inductees

Emmy Award-winning sailing commentator Gary Jobson will announce the 10 sailing inductees to the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame for 2013 at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Block Island Race Week in Rhode Island. Joining Jobson, who was inducted in 2011, will be Hall of Fame board member Philip Lotz, who will provide an…more

Shipping summit heads to Dubai in 2014

The Mare Forum Shipping Summit will be held in Dubai in 2014 for the first time. The event focuses on the whole world, but emphasizes the Middle East and the global economic shift from West to East, according to Trade Arabia, a business news publication. “We recognize the importance of the Mare Forum in promoting…more

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