Cody Horgan has been employed to lead the instruction of students through this full-time course.

The ASV will be a zero-emissions 45 metre catamaran, that will require no fossil fuels, offer unlimited range, and has the potential to travel at 50 knots, with a cruising speed of 30 knots in any condition.

"The yacht should have favourable sea keeping characteristics that are ideal for world cruising as well as standing her in good stead for the occasional Bucket regatta."

Does a five year old model still cut it in the current multihull market? Phil Ross checks it out.

In recent years many of yachts have been beautifully restored, or replicas have been built, with painstaking attention to historical detail and with no expense spared.

Performance Boating Sales received the award in recognition of their sales performance, the successful Australian launch of the New Generation Sun Odyssey 440 and 490, and for hosting one of the largest Jeanneau owners' rendezvous in the world.

The catamaran delivers an abundance of light, an expansive cockpit opening onto an innovative saloon, and the largest lounge space of her category, plus extensive storage discreetly hidden from view.

Showing a point of difference can lead to some remarkable ideas. But do they work?

The disagreement is so serious that Croatia is threatening to block Montenegro's efforts to join the European Union, and it's also reviving old tensions.

Nearly two-thirds of local recreational boaters (59%) anti-foul their boats every year while another 31% do so at least once every two years.

One boat show exhibitor described the audit process as “bullshit” and “bureaucracy gone crazy”, pointing out that simply having a plate attached doesn't make a boat any more or less safe.

Less than a month after the MACIF trimaran was launched again, the boat is sailing faster and is flying higher, as if she was brand new.

The deal presents an opportunity for boat sellers to save money while gaining exposure for their vessel during the popular spring boat-buying season.

Need that nik nak for your yacht? Check out the show this weekend.

He was one of two associates at Peter Cole and Associates in the ‘seventies working on designs for Quarter, Half, Three quarter, One and Two ton level rating racing yachts under the International Offshore Rule.