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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

Solar-powered 102-footer stops in Miami

The world’s largest solar-powered boat made its first stop in the United States at Sunset Harbour Yacht Club in Miami, South Florida’s only five-star green marina. The scientific expedition to study climate change set sail from La Ciotat (France) on May 23 and will dock in 16 cities. In only 22 days, the vessel broke…more

Boaters irked by new Alaska customs rules

A new director of Customs in Skagway, Alaska, is creating confusion for boat owners in Canada’s Yukon Territory because of new registration and reporting rules that don’t seem to be written anywhere. The rules affect about 250 Yukoners who have bought and registered boats in Alaska and moor them in Skagway. “We’re ready to go,”…more

Report sees yacht boom in China by 2020

The number of yachts in China will increase to about 100,000 in 2020 from about 3,000 last year, with the value of China’s yacht business estimated to be 50 billion yuan ($8.16 billion) by then, the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association said in its annual report, which was released in May. The government’s support…more

Artemis Racing will miss early Cup racing trials

Back on the water training on an AC45 after losing teammate Bart Simpson in a capsize of its AC72 last month, America’s Cup team Artemis Racing plans to have a new AC72 on the water by early July and race in this summer’s Louis Vuitton challenger series, although the team likely will begin racing late.…more

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