Boats

As the first show in the European boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the platform for Fountaine Pajot and NEEL Trimarans to unveil a range of new multihulls for the first time in the world.

As catamarans design got mainstream, they got slower. Phil Ross checks out to see if Seawind have brought back the speed.

While the owner downsized in length, it appears to Phil Ross he may not have downsized overall.

The wheel assemblies are attached to the brackets using quick-release pins. Once at the water they can be flipped up out of the way or simply removed for storage.

This means that the sail, component and hull logos will change through the season as new boats are produced.

Beneteau re-introduce the First Line into its Oceanis series and Phil Ross checks it out.

Starting with the master cabin in the bow, Phil Ross finds this Jeanneau an intriguing deviation.

Three factors appear to be the design brief in this cut-down Saona 47: comfort, easy sailing and performance.

Australian Sailing is currently undertaking a review of the National Trailable Yacht & Sportsboat committee and its Terms of Reference.

Performance catamarans may thrill but Seawind have added easy handling reports Phil Ross.

With advancements in technology over recent years, owners/masters and enforcement officers now have the ability to easily check the registration status of a boat without relying on the registration label.

The iconic boat returned to the water in March after a major 18-month refit which was so extensive Lion New Zealand returned virtually a new boat, complete with a new keel, new mast, new sails and new paint job.

Her owner, YCCS member Pier Luigi Loro Piana, had arranged for My Song to take part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta as a returning winner after having won the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta last year.

The 8m flying monohull that predates the AC75s has had a winter refit that saw the team increase the foils by 20% and reduce the weight.

Volvo Penta’s new electromobility technology will be installed in a Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 sailing catamaran, which will then act as the first demonstration boat fitted with the system.