Experience the Thrill of Sailing Aboard Elena Racing Schooner

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

One of the world's best luxury yachts, Elena was originally designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1910. However, unlike many yachts which were designed for cruising, Elena was originally built for racing. Herreshoff crafted her keel using a lower center of gravity—an innovation for the time. Her build won the vessel many awards including the 1928 Trans-Atlantic Race. While Elena still races, she also plays host to those seeking the beautiful vacation destinations.... Read More

Dutch Yacht Brand Jongert Expanding Globally with VeKa Group

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

While Jongert is a renowned yacht builder with a history of more than 58 years that includes over 325 launches, the Dutch brand is stronger than ever since becoming part of the VeKa Group in 2009.... Read More

Super Yacht, Arianna Debuted by Delta Design Group

Apr 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

A beam of 34 feet, four, full decks, and 7,500 square feet of living area is just the beginning of the luxury yacht that was christened Arianna by the Delta Design Group. Her successful debut makes Arianna the largest all composite 50m, full-displacement motor yacht in the world.... Read More

Bavaria Yachts USA to Open Three U.S. Factory-Direct Locations in 2012

Jan 13, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Bavaria Yachts USA announced this week that it is launching three new factory-direct locations by the end of this year. The new sites in Newport, Rhode Island, Chicago, Illinois, and the Bay Area in Northern California will adhere to the business model of the firm’s flagship location in Annapolis, Maryland.... Read More

The World's 100 Largest Yachts

Jan 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Our friends over at have been keeping tabs on the top 100 largest yachts on the seas today, and we thought our readers would like a little tour of the biggest and most luxurious top five in the group.... Read More

Yachting Developments' Q5 Catamaran is a World Cruiser

Dec 30, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Q5 is a large volume, cruising catamaran being built by Yachting Developments that will launch in early 2012. The 100-foot sailing yacht, with a 48-foot beam, is made with an E glass/carbon mixture that utilizes foam-sandwich technology for its strength and lightness.... Read More

America's Cup Brings the Speed of Sailing to San Diego

Nov 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

For the first time ever, the America’s Cup sailing race is holding qualifiers that will lead up to the championship’s return to U.S. waters in 2013. The America’s Cup World Series has been traveling the globe since August of this year, kicking off the circuit in Cascais, Portugal before hitting the chilly waters of Plymouth, United Kingdom, and now sails into San Diego.

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Contest Yachts Builds Its First Motor Yacht with 52MC

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Contest 52MC will be the first motor yacht ever built by a company renowned for its sailing yachts for more than 50 years. Contest Yachts has teamed with Vripack and Wetzels Brown to launch the Georg Nissen-designed 52 footer.... Read More

Black Watch Overall Winner of North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Museum of Yachting (MoY) 32nd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Italian luxury watch brand Officine Panerai, was held September 3-4 in Newport, R.I. and wrapped up the final segment of the second-annual North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge circuit.... Read More

FT Wally Grand Prix Series a Four-Team Race

Jul 13, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

After completing the third leg of the first FT Wally Grand Prix Series, there are four teams contenting to become champions of the new regatta series. The Y3K team is in first place overall due to its consistency, as the team has finished second twice and third place to date. The third leg of the competition took place at Monaco's Porto Cervo earlier in July.... Read More

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Coming to New England

Jul 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Every year, Italian watch brand Officine Panerai sponsors a stunning series of yacht races around the world under the aegis of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The North American circuit of the PCYC will begin in New England in August with a new race, the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta in Marblehead, Massachusetts.... Read More

Legendary J Class Yachts Return to Newport

Jun 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

On June 15 - 19, Newport will be home to the first competitive regatta of J Class yachts in the U.S. since the America's Cup in 1937. Among classic yacht enthusiasts the J Class is legendary.... Read More

Mount Gay Rum Launches Sailing Spoken Here Social Media Platform

Jun 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The social media wave hits the open seas with Sailing Spoken Here, a website launched by Mt. Gay Rum and geared toward sailors, rum tipplers and Caribbean island regulars.... Read More

A Diary Day Of Luxury Sailing

Mar 26, 2009  |   Contributor: Michelle Blore

Spending time aboard a luxury yacht is many people's fantasy, but what's it really like?... Read More

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