Industry News

B&G Vulcan 7” & 9” Chartplotter Displays

B&G have launched a new family of Vulcan sailing chartplotters. The updated and extended series now offers a fully refreshed 7”, a 9” and an all – new, large-format 12”; all with Broadband Radar™ compatibility. B&G Vulcan is a great value sailing chartplotter designed for coastal cruising and club racing. This easy-to-use intuitive multi-touch screen is packed with B&G’s unique sailing features including SailSteer and Race Panel. Simply integrate with your existing system as expansion is simple due to Vulcan being ... Read More »

Sunsail Offers Sailing Adventures to Suit Every Level of Experience

“We are passionate about helping both first time and experienced sailors to find their perfect holiday. That’s why all of our bareboat, flotilla, and skippered holidays, and our sailing schools are in incredible locations. From Croatia and Sicily to St Lucia and Thailand, whatever time of year that you want to get out on the water, we have a sailing destination to suit you. A Sunsail holiday offers you the freedom and flexibility to explore” says Alexis Eyre, UK Marketing ... Read More »

North Sails 3Di NORDAC. Game Changing Cruising Sail Technology

International Boat Show awards on September 15th. Introduced in Spring of 2017, 3Di NORDAC transforms polyester fibre into seamless, one-piece sails that are uniquely strong, beautiful, and long-lasting. And, referred to as ‘Game Changing Cruising Sail Technology’. The panel described 3Di NORDAC as a game-changer for cruising sailors. “We think this is going to give any cruising or recreational sailboat owner a much better sailing experience, regardless of how they are using the boat.” Sally Helme, Group Publisher for Cruising ... Read More »

Own You Own Canal Boat in Europe and Earn Euros

Many South Africans are always looking for a creative and profitable business deal. If the transaction makes financial sense, eliminates red tape and in addition provides pleasure, it makes the decision so much easier. Europe’s leader in boat holidays, Le Boat, has announced a surprising boat owner’s offer. It enables you to own one of the prestige canal boats with a guaranteed rental income of 7% per year, paid to you in Euro. Your boat is also available for your ... Read More »

Volvo Penta. ‘Made to Move You’

“We spin, roll, propel, lift and power those who move with the elements. This is what we stand for at Volvo Penta. This is who we are,” says Kina Wileke, senior vice president, brand, communication and marketing at Volvo Penta. “In this way, our new ‘Made to move you’ tagline complements our brand across all the different types of business that we support. Customers within different industries and areas of interest will be able to make their own interpretations of ... Read More »

First Full Carbon Sailing Cat Launched

Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing, one of South Africa’s most experienced boat builders, has recently launched the M60 Full Carbon High-performance Sailing Catamaran, which will be on display at this year’s Cape Town International Boat Show. Built from lightweight and extremely strong carbon throughout, this vessel is designed for high performance cruising in the Caribbean and beyond. With an overall length of 18m, an 8.76m beam, 167m2 sail area – and supplemented with two 38hp diesel motors – this is an ... Read More »

The Life of Marlow Rope: Making the Clipper Race Ropes

To celebrate its 16 year long relationship with Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, Marlow Ropes has created a short film on the lengths it goes to, to produce the market-leading high performance Clipper Race ropes. From the initial research and development to the final rigging of the 70-foot Clipper Race fleet, Marlow’s film is an illuminating insight into the entire process of creating the strong, light and durable ropes. Focussing on Marlow’s expertise, craftsmanship and manufacturing techniques developed over ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race. Harken Returns As Official Supplier

Harken has been named official supplier of winches, blocks, traveller systems and mast car systems for the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. It is the second consecutive race that the USA and Italy-based manufacturer has equipped the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 fleet with some of the most advanced deckware products on the market. The agreement ensures Harken hardware will continue to be a fixture of the racing boats when they line up in Alicante on 22 October ... Read More »

Ultralite Liferaft for Volvo Fleet

As seven of the eight yachts competing in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) battle it out in this week’s RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, they will be carrying a lot less weight on the transom than ever before, thanks to an unparalleled innovation from Ocean Safety. The new Ocean Ultralite SOLAS compact liferaft is a totally new concept derived from Ocean Safety’s original space-saving Ocean Ultralite liferaft. It uses carbon composite technology to achieve a significant 23% weight saving, a ... Read More »

Figaro Beneteau 3. First Production Foiling One-design Monohull

The Figaro Beneteau 3 is the first production foiling one-design monohull ever to be designed, with the first one on the water now undergoing sea trials. It is a distillation of technology and innovation, and results from a collaboration between group Beneteau’s best experts and the Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP) office, the architects of the two last boats to win the Vendée Globe. Here are some early pics of her on the water.   Specifications LOA 10.85m Hull Length 9.75m ... Read More »