Industry News

Boat Review – Matrix Explorer 760

BOAT REVIEW Matrix Explorer 760 by Matthew Thomas It’s always interesting to follow the pedigree of a new yacht and Matrix Yachts’ latest addition to their range, the Explorer 760, is a progression of their highly successful Silhouette 760, which was the fi rst yacht the company built. Follow this link to read the full review:  april 2014 matrix cat review pg 12 – 13 Read More »

Boat Review – Open Ocean 750 Cat

Open Ocean 750 Cat 75’ Of Pure Luxury by Matthew Thomas When I reviewed the first and smaller yacht in the Two Ocean’s Open Ocean range, the 630, one of the initial things I noticed was her size – and it was apparent that this successful design had spawned another luxury cruising catamaran, this time the Open Ocean 750. Follow this link to read the full review: march 2014 two oceans cat review pg 16 – 17   Read More »

Garmin announces their African Collection for 2014

Last week Garmin held our exclusive partner event where we showcased the African product Collection for 2014 and launched our brand campaign “My Africa. My Garmin. For Life.” From Cape to Cairo, from navigation to health, Garmin is helping to change the face of Africa. It’s time to celebrate our roots, our soul, our fire, in Living Africology. Get excited about the coming year, it’s time to live “A Life less Ordinary”. The event was held in Johannesburg on Wednesday ... Read More »

North Sails – Oakley Capital Acquires Majority Stake in North Technology Group

North Technology Group (NTG) is pleased to announce Oakley Capital Private Equity (“Oakley”) has acquired a majority stake in their diverse family of companies. Oakley is an investment vehicle founded by UK businessman and sailing enthusiast Peter Dubens. Utilizing their collective experience, Dubens and his partners make investments in companies to support their brand development and growth. “We are delighted to be backing North Technology Group and an iconic brand like North Sails,” said Dubens. “This investment further demonstrates Oakley’s ... Read More »

Vaavud Smartphone Wind Meter

by Richard Crockett Many of us have tried handheld anemometers over the years. I have, and often not with particularly good results, so my interest was piqued when I saw a news release about a smartphone anemometer which works with iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones. Once you have the anemometer you need to download the free Vaavud wind app. This app will give you all your basic measurement needs including graph, history and a live map. The unit has two ... Read More »

“How to Own a Yacht” Website

The parent company behind world famous yachting industry brands The Moorings, Sunsail and Leopard Catamarans has introduced a new way to look at yacht ownership options with the launch of YachtOwnership.com. The “How to Own a Yacht” website exhibits a variety of ways to purchase a boat, including: charter ownership, private ownership and pre-owned yacht ownership. This site incorporates a handful of ownership programs, explains the benefits of different ownership styles, and also offers helpful tips and advice for choosing ... Read More »

Gill Becomes Official Technical Clothing Supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand

Gill is extremely proud to be working with Emirates Team New Zealand once again in 2014. Grant Dalton Managing Director at Emirates Team New Zealand commented “We worked with Gill on the TP52 program when we won the Medcup two years in a row and the Louis Vuitton Trophy Regattas in 2010. Now as was then we found the gear comfortable and a perfect product for what we required, it is great to be working with Gill again as we ... Read More »

Cullinan Marine Finance

Unique Offer To Finance A Boat Building Purchaser Do you want to purchase or build a yacht in South Africa with complete peace of mind? You can make it an easy and comfortable process with Cullinan Marine Finance. Basically you pay a deposit of 25% upfront and pay the balance when the boat is delivered to you. Cullinan Marine Finance (CMF) does the rest with your boat builder. Cullinan Marine Finance (CMF) will offer you: • Peace of Mind and ... Read More »

North Sails ‘Stop Tabs’ Keep Trash Out of the Water

North Sails has created a sustainable alternative to elastic bands or wool ties used to pack downwind sails. North’s Blue Book service procedure has added Stop Tabs sewn on top of existing luff tape, eliminating the need for packing materials that inevitably litter the water. North’s convenient fix allow sails to maintain their performance while complying with ISAFs environmentally friendly Rule 55. “ISAF has made a bold yet proper move by protecting the environment through the introduction of Rule 55. ... Read More »