The International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013

THE INTERNATIONAL YACHT & AVIATION AWARDS
Design is a gift, and those who can unleash it effectively are worthy of praise…

Hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al, The International Yacht & Aviation Awards reward the best in design from across the globe.

Yacht Award Winners 2013

MOTOR YACHT OVER 60 METRES
Diamonds are Forever, Benetti -

MOTOR YACHT OVER 30 METRES
Orient Star – CMB Yachts -  

ASIA PACIFIC YACHT OVER 40 METRES
Smeralda, Espen Oeino International - 

SAILING YACHT OVER 40 METRES
Vertigo, Clarity Asset - 

SAILING YACHT 25-40 METRES
Hamilton, Green Marine - 

POWER BOAT UNDER 25 METRES
Pearl 75, Kelly Hoppen and Pearl Motor Yachts 

YACHT INTERIOR DESIGN
Vicky, H2 Yacht Design -

CONCEPT OVER 40 METRES 
ICON ER175, Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design 

ASIA PACIFIC CONCEPT OVER 40 METRES
Expedition, Sam Sorgiovanni Designs - 

CONCEPT UP TO 30 METRES AWARD
Fusion, Red Design -


Aviation Award Winners 2013

PRIVATE JET DESIGN
2A ACJ 219, Comlux Creatives - View Entry

PRIVATE JET CONCEPT
Dolce Vita BBJ, AirJet Designs - View Entry

ASIA PACIFIC PRIVATE JET CONCEPT 
Dolce Vita BBJ, AirJet Designs - View Entry

ASIA PACIFIC PRIVATE JET DESIGN
Boutsen 1 – Boutsen Aviation - View Entry

CABIN INTERIOR
TAM First Class Cabin, Priestmangoode - View Entry

AIRPORT LOUNGE 
Doha VIP Lounge, Rizon Jet - View Entry
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Allen Vs. Ellison

Two of America’s richest men keep building bigger and bigger yachts in the race to have the largest of them all.

They may not be blood brothers, but Paul G. Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, and Larry J. Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp, the world’s second largest software company, are the Cain and Abel of the silicon set. Their rivalry knows no bounds. They compete with the same intensity as the characters in the Jeffery Archer novel, at every level in business, sport and pleasure-particularly in the yachts they own. Lastly, and most ironically for two titans whose head-butting contests have raised such a heavy wake, both men are obsessed with secrecy.

When Allen ordered his latest superyacht, the 416-foot Octopus from the Lürsson yard in Germany, Ellison was soon to follow with an order for the monster 452-foot Rising Sun, which became the second-largest private yacht when he had the hull extended from 387 feet during construction. Naturally some amateur psychologists say the extension was done simply to steal Allen’s thunder.

 

If so, lightning may have struck twice, from an unexpected quarter. Rising Sun was launched from the same German yard as Octopus last autumn, but surprisingly, Ellison, a dropout from the University of Illinois, has yet to accept delivery-the sort of pouty ploy practiced by billionaires who’ve learned to throw their weight around. The latest word suggests that he has now lost interest in her since the $270 million vessel has been superseded in the size league by the 525-foot Platinum, launched for engine trials in April and currently being completed in Dubai for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Crown Prince of Dubai makes a most worthy foil, being the owner of the Emirates airline-which just placed a $28 billion order for the new Airbus.

Allen, 51, is known for indulging his enthusiasms with more zest than sensibility. He owns both of the Northwest’s underperforming professional teams, the football Seattle Seahawks and basketball’s Portland Trailblazers, and bankrolled the Experience Music Project-a Frank Gehry-designed museum-cum-technological marvel that includes a giant walk-through of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar and a Sky Church for rockers. He plays electric guitar (when not smashing it, a la Jimi), sometimes on board his 199-foot Feadship Meduse, which has an onboard recording studio. He’s ranked seventh in the latest Forbes 400, two places ahead of the 60-year-old Ellison, whose stock took a tumble when the IT bubble burst and who has also had to navigate through the choppy waters that surrounded his third divorce. Ellison, whose abiding ambition is to drive Oracle above Microsoft as well as springboard ahead of Allen in the Forbes list, did have the consolation of bettering his rival in the 2003 America’s Cup in New Zealand.

Ellison and Oracle mounted a traditional syndicate approach to the Cup. Allen, however, came to the world’s most exclusive competition by accident-stepping in to support the Seattle-based OneWorld group when founder Craig McCaw found himself overextended. Along with the Cup team, Allen inherited the McCaw-commissioned 301-foot Tatoosh. For Allen, the Cup experience proved to be a familiar fizzle-first with accusations of design espionage prior to his takeover, followed by a humiliating defeat at the hands of Ellison’s Oracle BMW in the semifinals of the Louis Vuitton Challenger series.

But though Allen has since dropped out of the America’s Cup scene, he did find his bliss-and a winner-backing Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne, which won the $10 million Ansari X prize last October for the first privately funded spacecraft to reach 330,000 feet and return to land. Ellison, meanwhile, has been busy reconfiguring his San Francisco-based America’s Cup team for a second tilt at the trophy, to be sailed off Valencia in 2007.

Ellison also owns the maxi Sayonara, which won the infamous 1998 Sydney-Hobart race that cost the lives of six sailors from other yachts. Sayonara was in such another league that it literally outran a storm of epochal brutality across the Tasman Sea-further proof, if needed, that the rich do indeed lead different lives and play under different rules. And sail on different yachts.

By Barry Pickthall

http://www.yachtingmagazine.com

Setzer premier 35m express motoryacht

The award winning design team at Setzer Yacht Architects, seem to be rewriting the boat design rule book with their raft of futuristic designs for 30 to 80 metre motoryachts. They now have 16 new designs prepared one of which is a 36metre express motoryacht called ” Tango” (VL-36)
Tango provides another option for the increasingly popular desire for owners who these days want fast boats but with the comfort of vessels normally found in much larger boats.

Speed with 5 star luxury

“The future at Setzer Design starts now”, Ward Setzer, principal said. “As our studio approaches its 18th year of business, a new spirit of design has taken over and is now taking shape and the VL-36 which will also be in good company as we bring its sister ships to life around it.”
Talking about Tango, Setzer said. “This design is meant to attract the owner who wants a bit more sky and sea in his fast weekend at sea, jumping port to port and then retiring to the five star luxury of this type of sport/express motoryacht.”

Fast and maneuverable

The hull has been designed to meet the requirement for greater maneuverability, speed and comfort. The vessel is powered by a surface drive system which is capable of creating a cruising speed of 22 knots and an absolute top speed of 28 knots. With a draft of just 1.9 metres and beam of 7.3 metres there is still sufficient room to accomodate 19,000 litres of fuel and some 3,00 litres of water.

Multi-level luxury

This exciting new model provides four generous cabins for the owners and their guests on different levels within the vessel. There is also two cabins for four crew members and a seperate captain’s cabin. Within the bow are a combination of dining or sun areas a feature which is repeated within the boat through a combination of sunroofs and a multi-level salon with access to the aft deck through sliding doors to yet another dining area with its own bar.
www.setzerdesign.com

http://www.marinalive.gi/

The Galeon 430 – A Polished Performer

Polish yacht manufacturer Galeon celebrated its 30th birthday in 2012 having been established in northern Poland back in 1982, just a few kilometres from the coastal town of Gdansk on the Baltic Sea.  Specialising in private motoryachts up to 25 metres, new model the Galeon 430 HTC sits comfortably mid-range and made its debut in Cannes in September of Galeon’s special anniversary year.

 

A hard-top variant of the already much-loved 420 Fly, also from the drawing board of world-class designer Tony Castro, the 430 HTC is differentiated for its sliding glass “top” or roof and a clever modular settee outside the cockpit.

Sporty but Chic

First, the retractable roof slides smoothly and efficiently back to expose blue skies and bring bright sunshine into the cockpit – integrating a light interior seamlessly with the sporty character exterior.  If the weather changes, a fast closure avoids any mishaps.  Further luminosity comes courtesy of patio doors, which open on to the aft deck.  Here you will find the second unique feature, a curious and ingenious convertible settee that becomes dining table with seating, two side beds or a big lazy sun-lounging pad at the flick of a switch.

 

Inside, at main deck level, there are dining and seating areas, a helm station built for two and a sleek chocolate and cream C-shaped galley that can be moved below as an option.  Downstairs, the Galeon 430 HTC can be ordered as a two or three bedroom vessel, master suite to the fore, all with sufficient head height for comfort and space.  Two bathrooms with showers complete the picture.  Owners can expect quality fabrics and luxury fittings in dark wood and soft cream or opt to select from a range of custom design lines and materials.

Engine Choices

In a similar vein, Galeon will not restrict you to a defined engine option and instead offers a custom range.  IPS (Inboard Performance System), shaft, stern drive, Aquadrive and joystick Axius systems are there for the choosing, as are eight engine choices from twin Volvo 260s up to twin 435hps.  Go for a high-powered engine for peak performance and precise handling or go lower down the horse-powers for fuel efficiency and cruising comfort.  With Galeon, the decision is yours…

Price from around 400,000 euros – dependent on engine configuration.

www.galeon.pl

http://www.marinalive.gi/

GREAT OFFER PERSHING 52 FOR SALE 2010


GREAT OFFER PERSHING 52 FOR SALE 2010

New arrival Year: 2010 Current Price: EUR 1,300,000 Tax Paid Located in Mallorca, Spain, PRICE JUST REDUCED: 850,000 € Tax Paid Located in Mallorca, Spain, Hull Material: Fiberglass Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel YW

Gorgeous example of t his classic 50 knot Pershing, silver pearl hull and topsides, and all extras including aircon to cockpit, satellite TV and TV’s in saloon, dinette and owner’s cabin, dishwasher, microwave, barbecue grill, ice maker, three double cabins, three bathrooms, crew cabin, low hours (375) upgraded generator- first registered in 2010, priced to sell. Leasing available. Stored ashore

Barco fenomenal de 50 nudos en gris perla, muchos extras, aire acondicinado en el cockpit, TV satelite, 3 TV’s en dinette, salon y camarote principal, lavavajillas Miele, grill barbacoa en cockpit, maquina de hielo, tres camarotes dobles, tres baños, camarote marinero, pocas horas (375) generador sobre potenciado, botado en 2010, IVA y impuesto de matriculacion pagados. Precio muy atractivo. Leasing posible. Hivernado en nave.

Super 50 Knotenschifff in Perlensilber, viele Extras wie Klima im Cockpit, Satellitenfernseher, 3 xTV im Salon, Dinette und Eignerkabine, Spuelmaschine Miele, Grill im Cockpit, Eiswuerfelautomat, drei Dopplekabinen, drei Baeder, Crewkabine, wenig Stunden (375), verstaerkter Generator, Erstwasserung 2010, MwSt. sowie Spanische Matrikulationssteuer bezahlt. Guenstiges Angebot. Leasing moeglich, Trockengelagert.

PICTURES:

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ADDITIONAL SPECS, EQUIPMENT AND INFORMATION:

Specs
Builder: Pershing
Designer: Fulvio di Simone
Flag of Registry: Spain
Hull Shape: Deep Vee

Dimensions
LOA: 18.0 m
Beam: 4.80 m
Dry Weight: 74737 kgs

Engines
Engine Brand: MAN
Engine(s) Total Power: 2720 HP
Engine Model: V12 1360 ASD12L
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Surface Drive
Cruising Speed: 33 knots
Maximum Speed: 50 knots
Year Built: 2008
Engine Hours: 375

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: (740 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: (3200 Liters)
Holding Tanks: (200 Liters)

Accommodations
Number of single berths: 4
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of bathrooms: 3

Electronics
Depthsounder
Log-speedometer
Repeater(s)
Navigation center
Plotter
Autopilot
Compass
GPS
VHF
Radar
TV set
DVD player
Radio
CD player
Cockpit speakers

Inside Equipment
Bow thruster
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Air conditioning
Hot water
Oven
Microwave oven
Electric head
Refrigerator
Deep freezer

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Generator

Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak cockpit
Teak sidedecks
Hydraulic gangway
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit shower
Liferaft
Manufacturer Provided Description

The immense character of the Pershing 56′ cannot help but inspire intense emotions that both thrill and fascinate. In fact, in total keeping with Pershing’s unique style, the painstaking design of the boat’s internal and external layouts has resulted in remarkable interiors and an optimum use of space for a craft of this size. With three cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped galley and carefully studied spaces guaranteeing the finest onboard living comfort, the Pershing 56′ is now ready for new challenges. A result achieved by the innovatory solutions created by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni together with the Pershing and Ferretti Group engineering teams. A glance at its design is all the distinctive character of the Pershing 56′ needs to inspire intense, irresistible emotions simply at the thought of owning and sailing such a yacht at speeds of over 46 knots. With its soaring, aggressive outer profile and the soft cosiness of it interiors, the Pershing 56′ offers a series of design solutions that ensure life onboard is perfect. Ample spaces and remarkable innovations both at a technical and a furnishing level combine to make this model the new young star of the Pershing Next Generation.

Pablo Pantiga
Managing Director
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Ym Yachts Mallorca Group
Vista Alegre 27 – 07015 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
T: +34 971 405 826 – M: +34 610 522 222
www. yachtsmallorca.com

 

Price reduced for fast sale

 

Flybridge Motoryacht Tiger Marin Arion 61

Preis:  €140,000  (tax paid) Länge über alles:  18 m / 61ft
Neu/Gebraucht:  used / gebraucht Breite:  3.90 m
Baujahr:  1990 Tiefgang:  1.50 m
Rumpfmaterial:  FG Verdrängung:  38.000 kg
Treibstoffart:  Diesel Motoren:  Volvo Penta
Motorenzahl:  2 Motorentyp:  TAMD 71
Liegeplatz:  Spanien Motorleistung:  2 x 485 PS

Diese komfortable Motoryacht bietet sehr viel Wohnplatz: im großzügigen Salon – mit gemütlicher Couch und Sesseln, auf dem verglasten Aussichts Achterdeck mit Eßtisch für 8 Personen und Sitz-Couch, auf der Flybridge mit Tisch und gepolsterten Sitzbänken für 8-10 Personen, dann hinter der Flybride auf dem Achterdeck große Liegewiese.

Die drei Kabinen bieten Schlafplatz für sieben Personen; in der geräumigen Eignerkabine achtern, dem Queensize Bett in der Bugkabine mit Duschbad ensuite und einer Kabine mit 3 Kojen. Die Eßecke neben der Pantry ist konvertibel zum Schlafplatz für weitere 2 Personen.

Die Pantry ist mit Herd, Abzugshaube, Ofen, Mikrowelle und Spülmaschine, Töpfen, Pfannen, kompletten Geschirr und Besteck gut ausgestattet und bestückt. Die Schapps bieten gut organisierten Stauraum.

Die ganz in Holz ausgebaute Motoryacht ist insgesamt sehr geräumig, freundlich und gemütlich.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder/Designer
Builder: Tiger Marine, Taiwan
 
Engine
Brand: Volvo Penta Output: 485 hp Type: TAMD 71
Engine hours: 1500 Cruising speed:12 knots Max. speed: 24 knots
Tankage
Fuel: 6000 ltr Water: 4000 ltr Holding: 2000 ltr
Tiger Marine Arion 61 
This comfortable Motoryacht provides spacious living quarters throughout. The large Salon with its sofa and easy chairs is equipped with television, dvd and sound system. On the raised aft deck the dining table seats eight, the surrounding windows allowing for lots of light and views. Further up, the Flybridge deck provides seating for 8 to 10 guests on upholstered seats and benches, while aft of the cockpit a large lounge areq invites for sunbathing and relaxing.

The three cabins sleep 7 guests. The owners cabin is located in the aft over the full width of the yacht, the VIP cabin with Queensize bed in the bow with ensuite head and shower, the guest cabin with three berths on port side opposite the second head and shower.

The Pantry offers elctrical cooker and oven with hood, microwave and dishwasher. Completely equipped with spacious shaps for storage. The dinette opposite the pantry with upholstered benches and wooden table is convertible and sleeps two.

The Yacht’s interiours all kept in woods gives a very homey and relaxed atmosphere, the ideal Yacht for families and friends.

 

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Aftdeck
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Salon1
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Salon2
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Dinette
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aft
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Master Cabin
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Galley
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Bathroom
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info@Nautic-Mallorca.de

 

http://www.abyachtcharters.com/

Porto Montenegro Green Lights Expansion

Porto Montenegro doubles marina capacity in response to overwhelming demand for its large berths and constructs Regent Hotel and new yacht refit facility.

Porto Montenegro, seeking to become the largest and most advanced marina in the Mediterranean, announced three major new developments and the creation of two strategic partnerships:

- The construction of a bespoke luxury hotel and private residences including a yacht club and comprehensive spa facility; in partnership with Regent Hotels and Resorts‚ the global luxury hospitality brand.

- The re-development of a yacht repair and refit facility in cooperation in the Bay of Kotor, across the Bay from Porto Montenegro.

- The doubling of Porto Montenegro’s current port capacity from 185 to 370 berths.

 

 

The Hotel and Apartments

Inspired by Venetian aesthetics, the Regent Porto Montenegro – designed by ReardonSmith Architects and Pisano Atelier – will encompass some 80 units including hotel rooms, suites and multi-room residences ranging from studios to penthouses with rooftop terraces and private pools. Facilities will include two swimming pools, restaurants, cafés, library bar, cigar lounge, and various event function rooms; as well as a signature Regent spa and fitness center.

Combining the operational excellence and hospitality expertise of Regent Hotels with the spectacular setting of Porto Montenegro will further reinforce the country’s position as an emerging high-end tourism destination and encourage international luxury travellers to visit throughout the year.

t Porto Montenegro construction has started to double its present marina capacity from the existing 185 to 370 berths. With more than 50 of the new berths reserved for yachts over 45 meters and with a capacity of up to 150m LOA, it will become one of the largest yacht ports on the Mediterranean with the greatest capacity for superyachts. The additional berths will be ready for occupancy by the winter 2013/2014.

Finally, 2012 has seen the approvalof plans for a superyacht refit and maintenance facility. This integral component in Porto Montenegro’s role as a year-round homeport will allow yachts nearby access to a respected (as yet un-named) refit service provider. The refit and maintenance facility will be developed in two phases on a 2.5hectare site located in the historic Bay of Kotor.

The facility will initially include construction of a concrete platform, offices and a pier carrying a travel lift (800-900 tons), as well as the refurbishment of the existing 170m dock. The next phase will include the installation of a floating dock and expansion of the platform. The new facility is expected to be operational by 2013.

“These partnerships with Regent Hotels and ASY Bijela are a significant step for Porto Montenegro in becoming the most comprehensive homeport in the Mediterranean and will play a major role in attracting the international yachting community to Tivat all year-round.” Added Branka Bozinovic of Porto Montenegro.

http://medberths.com

The taxman clouds the Mediterranean Sun

As the summer sun fades the resentment of many in Italy still burns over the introduction and implementation of the new tax regime on pleasure yachts. Embarking on what Mario Monti, the Italian PM, commented was “a state of war” against tax evaders authorities have resorted to methods more usually associated with Hollywood.

Off the protected Sardinian islands of Soffi and Motorio helicopters were used to swoop down on unsuspecting yachts that looked as though they might consider anchoring in protected areas. Hollywood director Steven Speilberg was one owner to be fined, in his case for sailing too close to a Sardinian beach with his engines on.

Mega-yachts off the Tuscan and Amalfi coasts have been also been targeted by tax inspectors, who often board the boats in marinas, looking for vessels falsely claiming VAT exemption, with large amounts of cash on-board or declaring low taxable incomes.

When the Guardia di Finanza sent its patrol boats to check 963 boats in southern Italy this summer they found that nearly one in three belonged to an Italian national who declared little or no income.

The largest mega-yachts have also fallen foul of measures introduced after the Costa Concordia sunk which ban sailing too close to protected areas. The problem is that the mega-yachts are so large that the police have been confusing them with cruise ships and harassing billionaires as they lie at anchor, even Roman Abramovich was ordered to return to Porto Fino from the Costa Smeralda.

“These raids are a huge problem and many yachts won’t be back any time soon. We’re 30% down this season.”said Roberto Azzi, who runs a rental agency called Emerald Yachts.

The tough measures have sparked a furious reaction from not only the rich and famous upset about their holidays being spoiled but also from Italy’s maritime industries who point to the the $350 million loss and exodus of 30,000 boats since the crackdown was announced in March.

Others have simply turned to false insurance claims as a way of stemming their losses with a growing number claiming that their boats have sunk. But here too insurers are using spy-technology to verify claims with robo subs being used to inspect wreck sites.

A Growing Phenomenon

The situation in Italy is similar to that found in other indebted European nations – a government desperate for revenue sees yachts owners as a lucrative, politically expedient and easily reached source of revenue. New taxes are being levied and the authorities are more aggressive in the policing and collection of existing duties.

In Spain the maritime sector has been burdened by a “Matriculation Tax” (a kind of compulsory registration tax) that is estimated to have emptied 100,000 yachts from marinas along the Iberian coast. The tax has existed for over 4 years but was rarely enforced. Now however responsibility for the tax has been devolved to the regions meaning that whilst Valencia chooses to enforce the tax Andalucía does not.

Previously many owners had simply registered their boats under foreign flags and designated them as charter vessels, even though they were never used for that purpose. This actually avoided a 33% tax on the boats (21% valued-added tax and 12% matriculation tax.

Majorcan sources estimated that over €600 million a year is lost from legitimate foreign-flagged charter yachting avoiding the area so as not to be liable for the matriculation tax.

Graham Hutt, author of British boat and cruising guides to the Balearics and North Africa moved his sailboat in 2011 to Gibraltar – a British territory that is part of the European Union but, crucially, not part of the customs union – after Spanish authorities threatened to seize it.

Old Ruses. New Scrutiny

Another practice is for yachts to sail out of EU waters and into an African port such as Tunis or Tangiers for a couple of nights before returning home. Despite the massive cost of fuel these trips (unless you’re doing Gibraltar-Morocco) really paid off as by leaving the European Union temporarily the yachts sailed into a decade-old loophole intended to allow foreign boats to cruise the Med from EU ports for as much as a year and a half. Owners could then avoid paying VAT in their home territories, usually around 20% of a multi-million boat, so a considerable amount.

According to iYachting Services around €90 million in unpaid VAT is being pursued by the authorities in the Mediterranean much of it due on large yachts registering as businesses under foreign flags of convenience.

 

“If you buy outside the EU and corporately flag it in a non-EU country you are not an EU owner. That’s what most people do.” said Phil Berman, of US-based Multihull.

Registration in somewhere like the Cayman Islands, or closer to home Gibraltar, means that a European can buy a €3 million yacht built in Italy or France and completely avoid value added tax.

And so the game continues, the armies of accountants and lawyers employed by the mega yacht owners strive to keep them one step ahead of the taxman.

One common and entirely legal practice involves a yacht owner selling the yacht to a charter company set up by a bank who hold the boat’s sale price on deposit. The “charter company” rents the boat back to the owner by the week and the bank pays the interest on the cash deposit. The owner gets cheap usage of the yacht, exploits tax advantages and gets sales tax exemptions on fuel and other marine products. Ultimately the owner buys back the yacht at a depreciated price from the charter company.

With increasingly sophisticated means such as this invoked by owners and the massive economic cost of punitive taxes to the maritime sectors in various southern European countries becoming clearer it seems that more pressure needs to be brought on the authorities to protect this vital economic sector.

http://medberths.com

 

Boats for sale in Mallorca , ABYacht Charter

 

 

 

 

Schlauchboot Alson Flash 750

Alson Flash 750(Schlauchboot / RIB)

Länge/Breite: 7,50 m (24,61 Fuß) / 2,94 m
Alson Italia, Kabinen: -, Bj.: 1999, Hypalon
Motor: Yamaha 2Takter, 250 PS (184 kW)
Liegeplatz: Spanien, Mallorca

EUR 16.000 inkl. MWSt price negotiable

Schnittiges Schlauchboot ALSON FLASH 750 auf Mallorca zu verkaufen. Bj 1999, powered vom potenten Yamaha mit 250PS, mit Steuerstand, Sonnendach, GPS, Funk mit DSC, alle Rettungsmittel up-to-date und vielen Extras. Zur Besichtigung in Palma bereit.

 

Schlauchboot Apex OB 24

Apex OB 24(Schlauchboot / Festboden-Boot)

Länge/Breite/Tiefgang: 7,47 m (24,51 Fuß) / 2,97 m / 0,50 m
Apex, Kabinen: -, Bj.: 2007, GFK
Motor: Yamaha 4-takter, 150 PS (110 kW), Außenborder
Liegeplatz: Spanien, Balearen

EUR 23.000 inkl. MWSt

Apex24 mit Yamaha 150PS 4-Takter Außenborder auf den Balearen zu verkaufen. Sehr guter Zustand, mit 2-Achser-Anhänger, zum Preis von 23.000€.

 

Schlauchboot Joker 560

Joker 560(Schlauchboot / Festboden-Boot)

Länge/Breite: 5,60 m (18,37 Fuß) / 2,26 m
Joker Boat, Kabinen: -, Bj.: 2007, Hypalon/Neopren
Motor: Evinrude, 115 PS (85 kW), Außenborder
Liegeplatz: Spanien, Mallorca

EUR 19.500 inkl. MWSt

Jokerboat 5,60×2,26 aus Hypalon/Neopren mit Edelstahl-Ventilen. Zustand WIE NEU. Gut ausgestattet mit Radio/Cd, Kenwood Lautsprechern, Liegewiese, Sonendach auf Edelstahl Aufbau, mit Positionslichtern, 100lt Edelstahltank, Evinrude Motor 115 PS, in Palma.

 

Schlauchboot Medline II

Medline II (Schlauchboot / Festboden-Boot)

Länge/Breite: 6 m (19,69 Fuß) / 2,50 m
Zodiac, Kabinen: -, Bj.: 2006, GFK
Motor: Yamaha, 150 PS (110 kW)
Liegeplatz: Spanien, Mallorca

EUR 22.000 inkl. MWSt

Zodiac Medline II zu verkaufen auf Mallorca, zugelassen 2007 mit Yamaha 150Ps, ca 200 Betriebsstunden, mit Bootsanhänger. In Gebrauch nur jeweils Juli und August, den Rest des Jahres auf dem Anhänger trocken gelagert.

Medline II for sale on Mallorca.
Schlauchboot Narwhal 450

Narwhal 450(Schlauchboot / RIB)

Länge: 4,50 m (14,76 Fuß)
Cramer Boote, Kabinen: -, Bj.: 2003, Hypalon
Motor: Johnson, 40 PS (29 kW), Außenborder
Liegeplatz: Spanien, Mallorca

EUR 7.000 VB, inkl. MWSt

Schlauchboot 4,50m auf Mallorca zum Preis von 7000€ zu verkaufen.
Schlauchboot SACS 560

SACS 560(Schlauchboot / RIB)

Länge: 5,60 m (18,37 Fuß)
Sacs Marine, Kabinen: -, Bj.: 2001
Motor: Johnson 90 PS, 90 PS (66 kW), Außenborder
Liegeplatz: Spanien, Mallorca

EUR 12.000 inkl. MWSt

Schlauchboot SACS 560 von 2001 mit Aussenbord Motor Johnson 90PS auf Mallorca zu verkaufen. Dazu Strassentauglicher Trailer von 2008. Mit GPS, Tiefenmesser bis 100m, Anker mit Leine, Bimini, Navigationslichter, Lenzpumpe, Solarium mit Polster
Schlauchboot Sixone

Sixone(Schlauchboot / Festboden-Boot)

Länge/Breite: 6 m (19,69 Fuß) / 2,50 m
BWA, Kabinen: -, Bj.: 2006, GFK
Motor: Evinrude, 115 PS (85 kW), Außenborder
Liegeplatz: Spanien, Mallorca

EUR 22.000 inkl. MWSt

Das BWA Sixone Bj2006 ist Eignergepflegt im Bestzustand. Außenborder Evinrude E-tec 115PS erreicht bis 40 Knoten Speed. Auf eigenem Trailer REMOLCAR. Schöne Ausstattung mit Steuerstand, Sonnendach, Badeleiter, Kühlschrank, Liegepolster, Radio-CD u.v.m.

Global Ocean Race

Global Ocean Race announces a rescheduled start and major expansion

The Global Ocean Race (GOR), one of sailing’s greatest challenges, is to receive a major boost for its third round-the-world event for Class40 yachts, now scheduled to start in September 2014.

Organisers of the Class40 Association-endorsed race announced today that in order to raise its profile and bring it the attention the event deserves, they have taken three important steps:

• Brought in a team of experts in media, ocean racing promotion and marketing
• Expanded the number of classes in the race, so that entries can now be single-handed, two-handed or fully-crewed
• Delayed the start by one year to take full advantage of the new arrangements

Meanwhile, they have agreed a number of sponsorship deals for the event and can already confirm a strong entry interest from at least eight solid Class40 projects.

“We have successfully completed two Class40 round-the-world races,” said Josh Hall, the GOR Race Director and CEO, “but we believe it is time for the race to fully evolve. To that end, we have created a new management structure bringing in some of the most experienced people in media, sponsorship and the marketing of a truly global yacht racing event. To permit our new team the appropriate timeframe to realise the planned levels of media and funding, we have decided to delay the race until 2014.”

Hall says that the new team’s aim is to make round-the-world ocean racing more accessible. “Our boats cost a fraction of those in the other major ocean races, opening up the thrill and adventure of sailing at speed through the Southern Ocean to a whole new generation of skippers and crew,” explains Hall. “In times of recession, I believe this will attract both aspiring ocean sailors and fully-experienced yachtsmen. Our boats now regularly average the speeds that Maxi Yachts in the Whitbread were doing just over a decade ago. It offers the best of sailing on a budget that many more can afford. Crucially, it also allows sponsors, who have been leaving the sport due to the massive costs, to return.”

Central to the new organisation will be a Steering Board, created to boost the organisation that supports the event. Members include a top TV producer who has overseen Olympic coverage for the BBC among others; a former CEO of three major broadcasting organisations; a leading public relations professional; a specialist in sponsorship fund raising and management and a commercial director with extensive international experience. Four of the five have already been contracted and each has considerable experience in ocean racing promotion, marketing and media coverage. The names of the Board and full details of the changes will be released in the New Year.

“These appointments bring one of the sport’s most experienced and successful teams to the GOR and justify our delaying the start of the race,” added Hall.

From the skippers planning to race, the overall reaction has been supportive. “For the Celox Sailing Team, the rescheduling is a welcome opportunity for further training and refinement and we are delighted to hear of the new weight brought into the organisation,” said Akilaria Class40 Gust Buster skipper, Gottfried Possl.

Contact details:
Oliver Dewar, GOR Event Relations Director +44 (0)7971 352104
oliver.dewar@globaloceanrace.com
or
info@globaloceanrace.com

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Flybridge Yacht Tiger Marin Arion 61 for sale

Preis: EUR  140,000(Tax Paid) Länge über alles: 20 m
Neu/Gebraucht: Used Baum: 3.9 m
Baujahr: 1990 Tiefgang:
Rumpfmaterial: FG Verdrängung:
Treibstoffart: diesel Motoren: Volvo Penta
Motorenzahl: 2 Motorentyp: TAMD 71
Liegeplatz: Sitges, Spanien Motorleistung: 2 KW

Diese komfortable Motoryacht bietet sehr viel Wohnplatz: im großzügigen Salon – mit gemütlicher Couch und Sesseln, auf dem verglasten Aussichts Achterdeck mit Eßtisch für 8 Personen und Sitz-Couch, auf der Flybridge mit Tisch und gepolsterten Sitzbänken für 8-10 Personen, dann hinter der Flybride auf dem Achterdeck große Liegewiese.

Die drei Kabinen bieten Schlafplatz für sieben Personen; in der geräumigen Eignerkabine achtern, dem Queensize Bett in der Bugkabine mit Duschbad ensuite und einer Kabine mit 3 Kojen. Die Eßecke neben der Pantry ist konvertibel zum Schlafplatz für weitere 2 Personen.

Die Pantry ist mit Herd, Abzugshaube, Ofen, Mikrowelle und Spülmaschine, Töpfen, Pfannen, kompletten Geschirr und Besteck gut ausgestattet und bestückt. Die Schapps bieten gut organisierten Stauraum.

Die ganz in Holz ausgebaute Motoryacht ist insgesamt sehr geräumig, freundlich und gemütlich.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder/Designer
Builder: Tiger Marine, Taiwan
Dimensions
LOA: 20 m Beam: 3.9 m
Maschine
Marke des Motors: Volvo Penta Motorleistung: 2 KW Motortyp: TAMD 71
Betriebsstunden: 1500 Normalfahrt Geschwindigkeit: 12 Knoten Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 24 Knoten
Tankage
Fuel: 6000 ltr Water: 4000 ltr Holding: 2000 ltr
Tiger Marine Arion 61 
This comfortable Motoryacht provides spacious living quarters throughout. The large Salon with its sofa and easy chairs is equipped with television, dvd and sound system. On the raised aft deck the dining table seats eight, the surrounding windows allowing for lots of light and views. Further up, the Flybridge deck provides seating for 8 to 10 guests on upholstered seats and benches, while aft of the cockpit a large lounge areq invites for sunbathing and relaxing.

The three cabins sleep 7 guests. The owners cabin is located in the aft over the full width of the yacht, the VIP cabin with Queensize bed in the bow with ensuite head and shower, the guest cabin with three berths on port side opposite the second head and shower.

The Pantry offers elctrical cooker and oven with hood, microwave and dishwasher. Completely equipped with spacious shaps for storage. The dinette opposite the pantry with upholstered benches and wooden table is convertible and sleeps two.

The Yacht´s interiours all kept in woods gives a very homey and relaxed atmosphere, the ideal Yacht for families and friends.

 

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Dinette
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Master Cabin
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Galley
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A Look Back At Fairline

 

What does a gravel pit have to do with Fairline Yachts? Well, that’s where it all started. Back in 1963, Jack Newington bought a bunch of unused gravel pits next to the River Nene, a tidal river in the east of England. He saw a need and created the Oundle Marina where, in addition to the marina, he had a chandlery and a fleet of small rental boats.

Four years later and in response to numerous requests, he built the first Fairline: a 19-foot fiberglass river cruiser called the Deluxe. Four years later, he retired and his son, Sam, a former RAF pilot and graduate of the Columbia University MBA program, took the reins with just 14 employees. Sam expanded the company with Mediterranean dealerships, launched the Phantom line and, by 1979, had a crew of 140 and was the first UK builder quoted on the Stock Exchange.

By 1998, the Targa and Squadron lines were well established, the company had 35 overseas dealers and a U.S. subsidiary company. In 2007, a modern 65,000 sq. ft facility was opened by Prince Andrew as the 12th production line and, in 2008, CEO Derek Carter visited Buckingham Palace to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise on behalf of Fairline. In 2010, the 12,000th Fairline was completed (a Squadron 55 for an Italian owner) and the company was purchased by Better Capital and the Royal Banks of Scotland in mid-2011, with plans for even more expansion.

It’s been a long road from a gravel pit to more than 12,000 luxury yachts worldwide but, today, Fairlines range from the Targa 38GT to the custom-built Squadron 80.

To read about the Fairline Squadron 50, pick up the September 2012 issue of Yachting.
To read about the Fairline Squadron 55, click here.
To read about the Fairline Targa 64, click here.
To read about the Fairline 74, click here. For a gallery of the 74, click here.

BrayMarine International Astondoa 71

Boat photo 2001 Astondoa 72

Reference: AST72DC
LOA: 21.88m (71.78′)
Beam: 5.57′ (1.7m)
Draft: 2.67′ (0.81m)
Price: € 850,000
Engines: MAN
Engine Hours: 510
Berths: 4
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This Astondoa 72 must be the best of its age on the market today and a tribute to its present owner, trust me you wont find a better one anywhere! If you are looking for something this size you must make an appointment to view her!
There are not many boats on the market to this standard, please be quick!Covers & Tarpaulins: Bimini top, flying bridge coverGalley: Extractor hood, refrigerator, stove w. ceramic hob, electric refrigerator, freezer, microwave w. grill

General Equipment: Deck hatch, electric bilge pump, transom door to bathing platform, bow thruster, bathing platform, stern thruster, integrated bathing platform, fire extinguisher, fire extinguisher system, bathing ladder, heating airconditioning system, TV-antenna, video, gangway, radio, electric gangway, CD-player, boat crane, suncushion on foredeck, trim tabs, electro/hydraulic, cushion cover leather, pressurized water system, cockpit table, pressurized warmwater system, stern shower, underwater paint, stern shower hot/cold, deck shower, deck shower hot/cold, bilge pump, bilge pump, teak deck

Interiors & Cabin Layout: Owner’s cabin, flying bridge, helm interior, foreship cabin, 2nd helm, guest cabin, 2nd helm on fly, crew cabin, 2nd helm on aft deck, saloon, steering house

On-board Instruments: Radar, autopilot, autopilot, depth sounder, plotter, depth sounder w. repeater, VHF radio, speedometer, compass, compass w. repeater, GPS, GPS w. repeater

Technical Equipment: Shore supply, shore supply 220 volt, windscreen wiper w. washer, generator, diesel generator, anchor, battery, anchor w. chain, battery charger, main circuit breaker, bow anchor capstan, electric bow anchor capstan, stern anchor capstan, bilge pump, bilge pump, life raft, washing machine

http://www.braymarineinternational.com/


HEAD OFFICE: Club be Mar, Palma, Mallorca

Phone:  (00 34) 971 704003 / (00 34) 662 245 687
Email: sales@braymarineinternational.com

UK OFFICE: New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1
Phone:  00 44 (0) 207 692 56 86
Email: enquiries@braymarineinternational.com

CROATIA OFFICE: Marina Lav, Le Meridian Hotel
Phone:  (00 385) 21 51 0220
Email: croatia@braymarineinternational.com

SUB OFFICES: DUBAI & STOCKHOLM

Sanlorenzo
Fly Victor JamesList Trusted Seller

BrayMarine International Jongert 30T

1996 JONGERT 30T

Reference: Jong 30T
LOA: 30m (98.43′)
Beam: 3.2m (10.5′)
Draft: 6.7m (21.98′)
Price: € 3,200,000
Engines: 1 x MTU/Mercedes 300hp
Berths: 8
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A true example of a world cruising sailing boat…
SOLAIA had been extensively refitted in 2004 and is in meticulous condition. Her classic styled interior compliments the outstanding build quality that Jongert is so famous. She has cruised throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Mexico and New England.
She is a perfect yacht, ideally suited for friend and family use and could easily be made ready for charter. Seriously for sale and open to offers.ACCOMMODATIONS AND LAYOUT
Lower Deck from forward:
Excellent crew quarters for 4 in 2 bunk bedded cabins, each with en suite shower room. The galley is set to starboard with a dinette area for the crew to port. Aft of the engine room are two twin bedded staterooms, each with en suite shower rooms and then aft of that is the full width master stateroom with large king bed, a sofa, desk and retractable television centre plus spacious en suite shower room.
Air conditioning throughout the accommodation is individually adjustable. Most of the interior fabrics and carpets have been renewed.
Main Deck:
Superb main salon with seating and dining on the starboard side and wet bar with individual stools to port. Steps up to pilothouse with helmsmans position and navigation area to starboard and seating and dining to port. Upper salon seating and Captain’s chair recovered. Upper and lower salon carpet replaced 2004.
Galley:
Miele H213 oven with electric 4-ring hotplate
Miele power Teka combination microwave oven
Coshpolich fridge and freezer with 4 doors
U-Line combination bar fridge and icemaker (New 2005)
Exterior drinks fridge (New 2004)
Miele dishwasher, Universal G7761
Miele washing machine, professional WS5425
Miele tumble dryer, professional T5206
EXTERIOR
Excellent deck space with seating and dining aft of the steering position and mizzen mast. Access aft to water with superb deck extension on which to put watersports equipment.
TANKAGE
Tankage (approx): Fuel: 933 Imp. Gallons (4,200 litres)
Water: 800 Imp. Gallons (3,600 litres)
Grey Water 444 Imp. Gallons (2,000 litres)
Black Water 311 Imp. Gallons (1,400 litres)
MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT & ENGINE DETAILS
MTU/Mercedes 10V – 183 – AA 61 300hp (220kW) diesel engine @ 2100rpm.
Hydromat bowthruster 55hp (40kW)
(2) Northern Lights 30kW generators
(3) C5 Traction 1470 Ah/24V batteries (New 2005)
(1) Absolyte Start 265 Ah/24V battery
HEM type 25-600 watermaker producing 4,400 liters in 24 hours. Chemical doser added 2002, membranes replaced 2005.
Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning/heating. Both systems individually adjustable.
ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT
Hi-fi, TV and DVD equipment in salon and every guest cabin
CD and radio sets in all cabins
ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
Satcom C Trimble TNL 7001
Iridium Eurocom ICHU 1000
Furuno radar and satellite compass (new 2004)
GPS Philips AP Navigator Mk6
B&G Hydra 2000 with expansion unit and Halcyon compass
B&G Fluxgate electronic compass
Segatron autopilot
Jongert control/alarm panel
Sailor compact VHF DSC
SECURITY, FIRE FIGHTING & SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Automatic fire extinguishing system CO2
(2) Emergency fuel shut off valves which can be operated from the engine room
Bilge alarm system
John Buoy on aft deck
(2) 8-person Zodiac liferafts on foredeck with float free arrangements
EPIRB in cockpit with float free arrangements
(1) SART, (12) automatic lifejackets and full set of flares
CQR-type anchor in accordance with MCA. 120m of chain for main anchor and 10m chain and 100m warp on second anchor.
TENDERS AND WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT
13.1’ (4m) Novurania semi-rigid with 50hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard (new 2004).
Zodiac inflatable with 8hp outboard
Selection of water-skis and various tows
Snorkeling gear
Diving equipment
SAILS
Halsey Lidgard Sails – New 2004
Main sail: 341’21”, 104 sq.m., fully battened
Stay sail: 242’78”, 74 sq.m.
Genoa: 511’81”, 156 sq.m.
Mizzen: 118’11”, 36 sq.m., fully battened
Rigging: Ketch
Mast: Nirvana aluminum
Furling system:
Reckmann hydraulic furling on forestay and roller reefing on inner forestay
Hydraulic Navtec backstay adjuster
Hydraulic Navtec boom vang
Mast height (over deck)
Main: 90.8’ / 27.7m
Mizzen: 57.1’ / 17.4m
MODIFICATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS SINCE 2003
YDSA (MCA) survey completed and passed June 2005
New Awlgrip paint on hull and superstructure (2003 and 2004)
Exterior varnish stripped and revarnished
New gel cell batteries and restraints fabricated
New teak deck box on foredeck and teak show box fabricated
New cockpit cushions, 2004
New carpets, upholstery and cushions in the main salon and upper salon, 2004
New stainless bimini structure fabricated with Sunbrella fabric, 2004
New sails, sail cover and dodger, 2004
New B&G HYDRA Processor, wind speed, 2004

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HEAD OFFICE: Club be Mar, Palma, Mallorca
Phone:  (00 34) 971 704003 / (00 34) 662 245 687
Email: sales@braymarineinternational.com

UK OFFICE: New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1
Phone:  00 44 (0) 207 692 56 86
Email: enquiries@braymarineinternational.com

CROATIA OFFICE: Marina Lav, Le Meridian Hotel
Phone:  (00 385) 21 51 0220
Email: croatia@braymarineinternational.com

SUB OFFICES: DUBAI & STOCKHOLM

Sanlorenzo
Fly Victor JamesList Trusted Seller

BrayMarine International Sunseeker Predator 108

2004 Sunseeker Predator 108

Reference: UAE5
LOA: 108′ (32.92m)
Price: $ 3,284,000
Engines: 3 x MTU 16V2000 – 2000hp each
Engine Hours: 1000
Berths: 8
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full service including ASD’s open to serious offers…
A very nice example of the Sunseeker Predator 108 with triple MTU engines for the perfect and high performance cruising!
The yacht was used this year only a couple of hours, engine hours at the moment 1000! A yacht offered at a convenient price for an URGENT SALE! Don’t hesitate to place an offer….
The yacht has been fully serviced in May 2011 (including Arneson surface drives service)
Extras on top of standard spec…
OPTIONAL DECK EQUIPMENT FIXEDPolished stainless steel anchors instead of standard
Stainless steel chain instead of standard
Stainless steel finish for passerelle
Cool chest (DC powered) beside foredeck sunpad area (forward port side stowage locker)
Foredeck sunbeds to have adjustable upper back support
Spa tub to include hand-held shower attachment
GRP lid to sit directly on top of spa tub
Umbrella required to cover spa tub area
Side deck lighting to have blue Lenses (or blue LEDs)
CCTV camera aft facing forward to monitor side decks (1 x Stbd side, 1 x Port side) in addition to standard single camera
Todd side mount boarding ladder with port & starboard fixings
Wet bar cool chest DC powered
Wet bar griddle larger size – Gaganeau VR322 instead of standard
Portable engines and thrusters control with two plug in points
3 x Summit CH281 Stacking Dining Arm Chair (with seat cushion upholstered in Sunbrella Shingles 3706)
2 x Summit CH285 Bar Chair (with seat cushions upholstered in Sunbrella Shingles 3706)
Stainless steel signwriting on transom
Storage required for dive bottles

OPTIONAL INTERIOR EQUIPMENT FIXED

Wide teak flooring caulking lines to line-up with narrow Aft Cockpit teak flooring
Dumb waiter from Galley
Bar fridge to be DC powered
2 x small, square coffee tables
Special Dining table
Pleated electric blinds for aft roof windows
Sub-zero icemaker in lieu of standard located in bar
Aft patio door curtains (with metal retaining hook) to be plain fabric with eyelets fitted on stainless steel pole
Portable engines and thrusters control with two plug in points (1 x Aft Cockpit, 1 x Stbd side of helm)
Rate type compass for Simrad AP20 Autopilot
Trim tab indicator
Furuno black box radar with LCD screen and PC based chart plotting system with LCD screen, plus IR keyboard and mouse instead of standard
Chart plotter display connected to Master and VIP TV’s
Gyro compass (Simrad)
Navtex ICS67
Venetian Blinds electric operation in lieu of Roman blinds
Black-out electric roller blind behind venetian blinds
Stowage in desk top (lift-up vanity lid and upstand) for customer supply Laptop
Black-out electric roller blind behind venetian blinds
Mini Bar fridge to be DC powered
Venetian Blinds electric operation instead of Roman blinds
Special new design for Dressing Table Chair
Snib type lock for cabin door

Covers & Tarpaulins: Bimini top, sun shade / flying bridge, sun shade / aftdeck

Galley: Extractor hood, oven, stove w. ceramic hob + oven, electric, dishwasher, refrigerator, electric refrigerator, freezer, microwave w. grill

General Equipment: Deck hatch, electric bilge pump, transom door to bathing platform, bow thruster, bathing platform, integrated bathing platform, fire extinguisher system, bathing ladder, heating, hot-air, heating airconditioning system, coolbox, icemaker, wetbar, colour TV, video, gangway, electric gangway, CD-player, CD-changer, suncushion on foredeck, trim tabs, pressurized water system, cockpit table, pressurized warmwater system, underwater paint, stern shower hot/cold, deck shower, deck shower hot/cold, bilge pump, bilge pump, teak deck, mechanical bilge pump, additional extras

Interiors & Cabin Layout: Owner’s cabin, helm interior, foreship cabin, guest cabin, crew cabin, quarterberth, saloon

On-board Instruments: On-board computer, radar, autopilot, autopilot, plotter, depth sounder w. repeater, VHF radio, speedometer, compass w. repeater, GPS w. repeater

Technical Equipment: Shore supply, generator, diesel generator, anchor, battery, anchor w. chain, battery charger, anchorchest, main circuit breaker, bow anchor capstan, electric bow anchor capstan, electric stern anchor capstan, bilge pump, bilge pump, life raft, washing machine

 

http://www.braymarineinternational.com/

 

HEAD OFFICE: Club be Mar, Palma, Mallorca
Phone:  (00 34) 971 704003 / (00 34) 662 245 687
Email: sales@braymarineinternational.com

UK OFFICE: New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1
Phone:  00 44 (0) 207 692 56 86
Email: enquiries@braymarineinternational.com

CROATIA OFFICE: Marina Lav, Le Meridian Hotel
Phone:  (00 385) 21 51 0220
Email: croatia@braymarineinternational.com

SUB OFFICES: DUBAI & STOCKHOLM

Sanlorenzo
Fly Victor JamesList Trusted Seller

Meet the First Benetti Classic Supreme 132

Benetti marked two significant firsts early this month. That was the day the first Benetti Classic Supreme 132 hit the water, and the megayacht was the first model built in its new Lucca Dockyard facility.

 

 

Benetti marked two significant firsts early this month. That was the day the first Benetti Classic Supreme 132 hit the water, and the megayacht was the first model built in its new Lucca Dockyard facility.

The Benetti Classic Supreme 132 is part of the Italian builder’s Class line of megayachts, with offerings from 93 to 145 feet LOA. All are constructed of fiberglass, and all bear naval architecture by longtime Benetti collaborator Stefano Righini. So, too, do they all feature interior design by François Zuretti of Zuretti Design, though owners work with the designer to personalize the look. Hull number one of the Benetti Classic Supreme 132 series has subdued, neutral tones, mostly through the use of natural-stained oak and wenge. These, plus leathers and more, adorn the combination saloon-dining area, the main-deck master suite, and the four guest staterooms below decks.

Other layout highlights of the first Benetti Classic Supreme 132 are an upper-deck gym, full-height glass to starboard of the dining area, a hot tub on the flying bridge, and a handful of alfresco seating and dining areas spread over the various decks.

The Benetti Classic Supreme 132 will remain at the Lucca Dockyard for sea trials and final finish work. Next door to Benetti’s long-standing shipyard in Viareggio, the Lucca Dockyard can work on three 140-footers simultaneously. When sea trials are conducted, the Benetti Classic Supreme 132 should see a top speed of 15½ knots, powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 diesels. Range at 12 knots should be 3,500 nautical miles. The megayacht will receive RINA classification as well. Interested buyers, take note: LY2 compliance is an option.

 

By Diane M. Byrne

http://www.yachtingmagazine.com

New Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition presented in Monte Carlo

In association with Monaco Boat Service, during the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Wider presented in Monte Carlo the new Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition, the evolution of the day cruiser which wrote a new chapter in pleasure boating.

A year after the world première of the most innovative and performing day cruiser on the market today, Tilli Antonelli and his team, always heedful of boat owners and prospects demand, have developed some interesting new on-board features. Whilst still maintaining the fundamental characteristics of the project, they have made the yacht even more efficient, functional and flexible in order to adjust to any requirement, especially in terms of energy saving.

The new Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition represents an evolution of the original model, a new version the conception of which has been possible thanks also to the precious suggestions of Monaco Boat Service and in particular of Mrs. Lia Riva, who has been contributing to the success of European pleasure boating.

The evolution lies in further lightening the yacht where the use of carbon is again a fundamental ingredient. The new layout of the cockpit provides for a great flexibility thanks to interchangeable solutions, where a lunchtime dinette has been fitted out in the center of the cockpit – the very heart of the boat – entirely made of carbon, with a table that is raised electrically and can be turned into a comfortable sundeck or smart chaise longue. To service this area a unit equipped as an outdoor galley which includes a sink, large central work surface with teppanyaki griddle and a 51 lt. movable ice-box has been designed so owners and their guests can have soft drinks and fresh fruit to hand at all times. A ceramic glass burner and a 50Ltr. built-in fridge can also be added on request.

The new layout of the external furnishings makes it possible to accommodate up to 12 people seated comfortably.

Moreover, the driving console now has additional space where essential items for life onboard, such as sun cream, mobile phones and sunglasses, can be stowed.

Her lines characterised by well-known designer Fulvio De Simoni, the new Wider 42’ inaugurates the fleet and launches the wider cockpit category, proposing herself as a day-cruiser with strong design features, to be driven and enjoyed in an extraordinary mixture of adrenalin and fun. She is ready to transform and adapt to many different demands and offer a wide range of solutions for guaranteeing comfort and stability which were previously unthinkable in a yacht of this size. Wider 42’ is one of a kind as she is able to double the usable surface area of the cockpit and achieve astounding stability in just 12 seconds, thanks to two extensions either side of the hull operated by means of an automatic patented system.

 

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND A LOW CONSUMPTION PERFORMANCE

Wider epitomises the modern concept of energy saving, focussing on using engines and aerodynamic shapes in materials able to guarantee huge savings in consumption and a lower environmental impact. This has been possible thanks to the shape of the so-called stepped hull which enables the yacht to maintain a highly dynamic sailing trim, improving performance and guaranteeing constant visibility.
The stepped hull, in fact, comes from racing yachts, whilst it is still rather unusual in pleasure boating. It is by no chance that the design of the Wider 42’ hull was entrusted to Mark Wilson, one of the top experts in the field of racing yachts, who also designed those with which his son won the World Championships three times, once in class P2 and twice in class P1.
The excellent weight/power ratio of the Wider 42’ enables her to reach a top speed of 50 knots and a cruise speed of 40 whilst registering consumption of just 110 lt./h for the two 480hp Cummins engines. The result is a range of over 350 miles at 40 knots, previously unthinkable for a yacht of this kind.
versatility, design, comfort and new materials

The versatility of the various environments characterizes both the cockpit furnishings and interior layout of the boat, which guarantees complete comfort during a day at sea. Going down into the cabin, there is a kitchenette to the left, with a double fridge unit, freezer and ice-maker totaling 160 lt., a work surface with sink, ceramic glass hob with one burner and housing for an optional microwave above. The dinette is furnished with C-shaped seating with upholstery which can be personalized facing a flat screen LED TV- The seating can be turned into a large, comfortable double bed in case of need, in order to guarantee complete comfort during the night, too.

To the right there is the head, fitted with a large crystal shower cubicle, washbasin and carbon toilet, in line with the rest of the essential, modern furnishings. The classical cabinets for stowing belongings have been replaced in the living area with leather bags in which those onboard can pack all they need for their stay on the boat at home, and then hang them on the broadsides and take them home at the end of the cruise, instead of cases.
A fun park at sea

The characteristics of the Wider 42’ make her an out fun park to experience in the open sea: the classical heavy, cumbersome fixed fibreglass seating has been replaced with inflatable seats. When necessary they can be also be used as floating airbeds and seats in the water for total relaxation – completely removing the dividing line between yachts and the sea. Produced in transparent polyurethane and equipped with a small compressor, when not in use the seats can be replaced in the space of the broadsides of the mobile terraces. Moreover, in order to guarantee maximum versatility of use of the Wider 42’, it is possible to choose between two different layouts for the stern: the first with a 3.4m jet ski in an uncovered garage; the second with sundeck and hangar, which can house a 2.75m tender and offer further stowage space that can be used for diving equipment for example. The layouts are interchangeable and owners can simply choose to have a large, comfortable stern sundeck as well.

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Flyboard
The newest sport to hit the world by storm!

The Flyboard it’s basically a water jet powered board which universally connects to all Jet-Skis of all brands on the market and allows underwater propulsion and flights of up to 7 metres in height. The Flyboard’s water hose is connected to the back of the Jet-Ski and on the Basic Kit a second user gives the throttle which elevates the user on the Flyboard. With the additional PRO throttle kit the Flyboard user has complete control over the throttle and the Jet-Ski simply follows him wherever he goes.

After only few minutes you can already move underwater like a dolphin and challenge gravity like a superman! If you don’t believe us, you can see us trying for the first time the Flyboard at Marseille on this video: McQueen trying the Flyboard

The nozzles under your feet provide 90% of the propulsion. This allows movement which is made by tilting your feet. The nozzles on the hands are used to ensure stabilization as if you where using snow ski poles.

LYBOARD KIT

The flyboard kit includes all the necessary items for use by beginners and people who want a friend to control the throttle from the Jet-Ski.Initial installation takes around 30 minutes. After this and thanks to our quick connect system you will be able to change from Jet-Ski to Flyboard mode and vice versa in less than 30 seconds.

Items included:
-Flyboard
-Bindings
-Balance handles
-Water hose with connectors
-Tool kit

Price: 4.100€ + shipping + Tax

JET-SKI TURBINE ADAPTOR

You will need an adaptor in order to be able to connect the water hose to your Jet-Ski. Depending on the make and model of your Jet-Ski

Prices will range from 250 to 500€ + shipping + tax.

ADDITIONAL PRO THROTTLE KIT

This is an optional item which should be added to the basic Flyboard kit in order to control your own throttle.

Items included:
-Flyboard throttle grip
-Start / Stop switch
-Kill switch
-12 metres of digital coaxial cable
-Electronic throttle interface

Price: 1.000€ + shipping + Tax

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

FLYBOARD RESELLER
If you own a retail store and are interested in selling Flyboard in your area please send us your Company details and we will send you all necessary information.

BEACH RENTALS
Using Flyboard at Beach rentals will be a very profitable business opportunity. Jet-Ski rentals have become old and boring. With Flyboard you will offer an activity that people will with no doubt want to try. At 100€ for 20 minutes flight you can quickly do some numbers and see that there are not many businesses now days as profitable as this one!

PREORDER

We will begin to deliver Flyboard end of April/ beginning of May. Please contact us to reserve your Flyboard now, otherwise you may be lect without!

WARRANTY

Flyboard offers a 2 year warranty against any manufacturing defaults.

DEMO TESTS

You can try Flyboard beginning of May at:

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JETLEV FLYER
Stop dreaming – Start Flying!

It sounded like a crazy idea. But after nine long years of development including six years of intensive testing and refinements, our creativity, persistence and unshakeable belief in our ideas have finally produced an incredible and revolutionary personal flying machine.

We are very proud to present our spectacular patented new product – the JETLEV-FLYER*.

The JETLEV-FLYER employs a powerful 4-stroke engine and water nozzle reaction force to achieve stable, controlled flight. The unique design helps to make flight controls very simple, light and intuitive. It can accommodate pilots of 1,50 – 2,00 m in height and 40 – 150 kg in weight. A digital fly by wire system is used to control the throttle. For safety and performance we only use high quality materials and workmanship in manufacturing.

Depending on pilot weight, a standard JETLEV-FLYER could reach an altitude of 10 m, top speeds of 47 km/h and has a cruising duration of 2-3 hours. 
For special applications, future designs could achieve higher altitudes and top speeds, extended range, and even travel both above and below the water´s surface.

For all its capabilities the JETLEV-FLYER is amazingly easy to learn and operate. 
All customers will receive a high quality training video and detailed instructions from a qualified personal trainer to learn the special procedures of takeoff, flying, turning, hovering and landing.
Experience the amazing sensation of levitation and personal flight that only the JETLEV-FLYER can provide.

MODELS AVAILABLE

JF220 – 220HP Engine – Fiberglass construction
JF250 – 250HP Engine – Carbon Fiber construction

PACKAGE INCLUDES

- Jetpack
- Boat unit
- Hose/ Control Cable assembly
- Jetpack stand
- 2 helmets Radios (1 small, 1 large)
- 2 FRS Radios
- Remote throttle Control transmitter
- Operators manual
- Training course

PRICING

The price for this unique master piece of finest German engineering is € 99.900,- (excl. VAT) for the Jetlev-Flyer JF 250 in Carbon Fiber with an astonishing 250 HP.

The JF 220 is powered by a powerful 220 HP, 4 stroke engine and is fibre glass made. The price for this model is € 79.900,- (excl. VAT).

JET-LEV FLYER CHARTER

Jet-Lev Flyer is available for charter to yachts in Ibiza and Mallorca.
As 1 hour preparation and another hour is needed to pack the JetLev Flyer away, rental is for minimum 1 full day.

2 instructors will meet you wherever you want to fly and they will prepare everything so that all you have to do is enjoy!

HOW IS THE CHARTER DONE

Our instructors will meet you wherever you want to fly with the Jet-Lev Flyer and a Jet-Ski. The Jet-Ski is used both for security and also for teaching. One of the flight instructors drives the Jet-Ski whilst the other one is teaching you and controlling the remote control system. He uses a Radio control system to control the throttle of the Jet-Lev Flyer as well as Start and Stop of the engine and he can also pass the control to the person learning and take control back again.

In normal circumstances most users are flying after only 10-15 minutes (with the Radio control system). For users to operate Jet-Lev Flyer by themselves minimum 1-5 hours practice is needed with the Radio control system. This learning period depends on the ability of the person learning to fly. We have a limit of maximum 6 persons flying in one day.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Basically everything is included: The Jet-Lev Flyer, a Jet-Ski, two flight instructors, fuel, wet suits and life vests.

CHARTER PRICES

1 day rental = 3.000€
3 day rental = 7.500€
5 day rental = 12.000€

FAQ’s

¿Can JetLev Flyer be chartered away from Mallorca or Ibiza?
YES – You can charter Jet-Lef Flyer and go anywhere you want as long as you collect and take back the Jet-Lev Flyer unit and flight instructors.

¿From what age can people Fly JetLev Flyer?
The minimum age to fly is 16 years of age.

¿What is the minimum and maximum weight of a person that wants to Fly JetLev Flyer?
40-150 Kg.

¿Is Flying JetLev Flyer dangerous?
It is no more dangerous than using a regular Jet-Ski. When learning to fly with an instructor it is less dangerous than a Jet-Ski, as the instructor is in complete control of the power.

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SEABOB
The most powerful underwater propulsion in the world!

SEABOB is manufactured in Stuttgart (Germany) where Mercedes and Porsche cars are also developed and manufactured. Stuttgart is internationally renowned as a hub of technical expertise.

As a water sports vehicle, the SEABOB meets the highest quality requirements. It’s the result of laborious and precise handiwork using high-quality materials and sophisticated components. With our attention to detail and understanding of superlative quality, we ensure that each SEABOB is endowed with its own individual character.

The result is a high-performance machine that requires zero maintenance, one that will excite anyone looking for a vehicle out of the ordinary. An exclusive product, with the prestigious “Made in Germany” tag.

JETSTREAM, THRUST OUT OF THE DEEP

The internationally patented electric Jetstream system consists of a special electro-motor and a protected running impeller in a jet channel.

This special patent means that its electric Jetstream system is unique when it comes to drive systems for high-performance water vehicles. Thanks to the electronic technology used, the Jetstream system is completely environmentally friendly and offers incredibly low running costs.

The Jetstream system works on the principle of water displacement. Water is sucked in by the powerful rotating impeller and forced out in the jet channel under high pressure. The thrust developed by this process propels the SEABOB forwards in superior style.

HIGH-ENERGY LI-ION, HIGH-END – SPACE TECHNOLOGY

The energy for the drive mechanism comes from an accumulator box with exceptionally efficient CAYAGO-Power High-Energy Li-Ion accumulators. These large and special high-performance accumulators form a high-quality component in the SEABOB‘s overall propulsion concept.
Li-Ion is a pioneering technology and a product of space research. These specially developed long-lasting accumulators with a life cycle of approx. 18 years are presently used to power earth-orbiting satellites. After being charged 2,000 times, the CAYAGO-Power Li-Ion accumulator cells demonstrated no significant reduction in performance and no memory effect.

Located in the SEABOB’s middle section, the accumulator box with its high-performance accumulators is situated in the perfect position. Charging the accumulator box couldn‘t be easier. Quick charging takes only approx. 90-110 minutes and costs around 30 euro cents.

- Performance up to: 7.4 kW (10 HP)
- Maximum thrust up to: 843N
- Maximum speed: 35 km/h (21.75 mph)
- Speed control: 10 power levels between 10 % and 100 % via piezo buttons
- Energy: 30 CAYAGO- High Power – Li-Ion accumulators (without memory effect)
- E-jet engine
- Pilot display with 3 LCD screen
- GPS
- Sonar technology
- LED lights 15000Lx
- Weight per accumulator cell: 1 kg (x 30)
- Operating time average: 2-4 hours
- Charging time (standard charging) approx.: 4.5 hours
- ACS (Accumulator Change System): Accumulator system can be changed for continuous operation
- Diving depth: 40 metres
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.766 x 474 x 402 (in mm)
- Weight approx.: 110 kg
- Buoyancy in water approx.: 14kg
- 2 lateral compartment

Price: 75.000€ + TAX + Transport

- Performance up to: 3.7 kW (5 HP)
- Maximum torque up to: 18 Nm
- Maximum thrust up to: 570 N
- Speed over water up to: 16 km/h (9.94 mph)
- Speed under water up to: 12 km/h (7,46 mph)
- Speed control: 10 power levels between 10 % and 100 % via piezo buttons
- Energy: 12 CAYAGO-Power High-Energy Li-Ion accumulators (without memory effect)
- Weight per accumulator cell: 1 kg (x 12)
- Total capacity approx.: 1.8 kW/h; 48 V; 40 Ah
- Operating time average: 60 minutes
- Charging time (standard charging) approx.: 8-10 hours
- Charging time (quick charging) approx.: 90 minutes
- ACS (Accumulator Change System): Accumulator system can be changed for continuous operation
- Diving depth: 40 metres
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.296 x 481 x 379 (in mm)
- Weight approx.: 64 kg
- Buoyancy in water approx.: 9 kg
- Extras: Chrome design display panel and labelling

Price: 10.840€ + TAX + Transport
SEABOB JET 4.12

SEABOB can be rented both in Ibiza and Mallorca. We only rent SEABOB’s to yachts. We deliver and collect the SEABOB from you’r yacht and provide all the necessary explanations for a correct use and enjoyment. If you have a crane on board we will also provide the Crane attachment for the SEABOB free of charge so that you can effortlessly put the SEABOB in and out of the water. We also provide the charger so that you can use the SEABOB for hours.

We only rent the Cayago VX2 and F7 models. These are the 2 most powerful models.

See the website for all models available

PRICES

Cayago VX2
1 day Rental = 400€
3 day’s rental = 1.000€
5 day’s rental = 1.500€

Cayago F7
1 day Rental = 500€
3 day’s rental = 1.200€
5 day’s rental = 2.000€

Sunny Side Up

After the initial expense, solar panels energize your boat free of charge.
By George Sass Sr. / Published: February 16, 2012
Although the economics of large-scale solar-energy projects for commercial or residential installations continue to be a challenge and solar-hybrid-powered boats have proved to be overly complex and expensive, many power and sailing vessels can benefit greatly from the use of solar energy to help manage their electrical power requirements. Solar panels help charge the house batteries while anchored or sitting on a mooring, reducing or eliminating the need to run the generator. Several boatbuilders now offer solar-panel packages as options or standard equipment, and owners of older boats are adding solar panels to the charging systems.

The simplest system for a small outboard-powered boat that you may have tugging on a mooring consists of connecting a removable, often flexible, solar panel directly to the boat’s battery. This can help keep the battery charged to ensure that a bilge pump will function and that the engine will start after being left unattended for an extended time. These small units cost less than $100 and typically put out less than one amp during maximum sunlight, thereby not requiring an external charger/controller to prevent overcharging. They simply keep the boat’s battery topped off and are not designed to provide energy to power the vessel’s electrical accessories.

Permanently mounted high-output solar panels can be a significant source of power on larger vessels. Before choosing any panels or associated equipment you first need to determine exactly what you’re trying to accomplish, how much of an electrical load you expect the solar system to satisfy, and whether you need to modify other components of your vessel’s electrical system. There’s a huge difference between providing enough energy to run a few DC fans and lights at night versus keeping a household-size, 110-volt refrigerator running through a DC-AC inverter fed by a large house battery bank.

High-output solar panels are connected to a charger/controller to ensure the proper charge level of your house battery bank. The size of this bank, in ampere-hour (Ah) capacity, determines which appliances you can run for a certain amount of time. To determine your daily energy requirement, find the current draw of each appliance at 12-volt DC (or 24-volt DC if your boat is so equipped), estimate how long each will run during a 24-hour period and arrive at a daily amp-hour requirement. West Marine provides a handy “electrical budget worksheet” on its website.

Instead of amp-hour ratings, you can also determine your energy needs measured in watts by multiplying the voltage times the current. A 12-volt DC refrigerator compressor that draws four amps computes to 48 watts. Of course, remember to estimate how long each appliance runs per day. My 12-volt DC Frigoboat refrigerator, which draws 3.5 amps, is well insulated and runs about 20 minutes every hour, so its daily requirement is 28 Ah or 336 watts.

 
On my 43-foot powerboat, running the refrigeration system and occasionally using the inverter to run a microwave oven, satellite TV system and a modest amount of lighting and electronics, I use 125 to 150 Ah per day. My house battery bank is 900 Ah, and while that sounds like a lot, remember that you can use only about half of your battery capacity before recharging is necessary. Also consider that the last 15 percent of a recharge takes a long time, so it’s more practical to figure on having 85 percent of that 50 percent capacity available. The math tells me that I have about 382 Ah to use before recharging — about three days of energy with modest use.

My goal for installing a solar array was to gain another two or three days of energy, allowing me to anchor out for five days or more before I have to run the main engine to recharge. (I choose not to have a generator.) My extended cockpit rooftop was the ideal location for three permanently mounted solar panels that generate about seven amps each during maximum sunlight — about five to six hours a day. Each of these 130-watt panels measures 60 inches by 26 inches. They are connected to a 25-amp charger/controller, which is integrated into the electrical system. A Link monitor tells me how much energy I’m using and how many amp-hours remain stored in my house battery bank. So I am refilling my battery bank by 21 amps, less the number of amps I am currently using. The panels also provide a modest output a couple of hours before and after maximum sunlight, so on a sunny day I can fill my battery bank with about 100 Ah while using 150 Ah, for a net loss of 50 Ah per day. Based on my 382 Ah usable capacity (out of 900 Ah), I can now stay on the hook for seven days. On cloudy or rainy days, the solar panels generate far less energy and I have to rely on my engine and high-output alternator to recharge my battery bank.

When deciding where to install your solar panels, keep them away from the radar dome, flagstaff and other structures that would cast a shadow on their surfaces. Even a small shadow significantly reduces power output. Popular locations include the hardtop, Bimini top, radar arch, coachroof and deck. You’ll want to be able to reach them for routine cleaning, since dust and dirt lowers their output. Heat also degrades solar-panel output, so it’s important to provide air circulation under them. Most solar panels use either a monocrystalline or multicrystalline cell and have a tempered glass surface, which you cannot walk on. SunWare, a German manufacturer, makes a lower-profile unit that can tolerate limited, light foot traffic and does not require air circulation underneath.

You can mix and match different sizes of panels to maximize the overall solar footprint as long as they are of the same voltage. Just be sure that the charger/controller can handle the total output of your array of panels. When designing the system, it’s better to err on the high side, fitting as many panels as you can in the allotted space. Several days of cloudy or overcast weather can seriously diminish the system’s output, as will a lower angle of the sun at certain times of the year.

When selecting a system, you’ll want to carefully consider all of its components to maximize performance and efficiency. Large battery banks require robust chargers, and an AC generator and/or a high-output alternator governed by a smart regulator ensures rapid, efficient recharging when your boat isn’t plugged into shore power. A digital battery monitor keeps track of power usage, charge rates and stored energy levels. Without such a device, you’ll be in the dark guessing whether your batteries will last through the night. Xantrex and Blue Sea Systems offer good, reasonably priced units.

The prices of high-quality, marine-grade solar panels have actually stabilized. Typically, 130-watt panels that measure 60 inches by 26 inches cost between $700 and $800 each — 75-watt units cost about $500. A 30-amp charger/controller is around $100. Today, the parts for a 390-watt system like mine — three large panels and a charger/controller — would cost about $2,500. Depending on the complexity of the installation, you can probably figure on spending at least that amount for the labor to properly install and connect the system.

For roughly $5,000, I’m able to generate enough electrical power to run the appliances on my boat (except the water heater and air-conditioner) for about a week anchored out in sunny or partly sunny weather. After the initial investment, the sun’s energy is free, but the biggest advantages are silence, absence of moving parts and no maintenance. With warranties of 20 years or more on today’s better solar panels, this is one green initiative that makes economic sense.