June 27, 2016 / by admin / Marine / No Comments

MarineMax entering into crew placement

On Friday, at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, MarineMax announced that they are expanding into yacht management, charter of luxury megayachts and crew placement. Bob Saxon Associates, has become a part of MarineMax as part of the new endeavor which would be headquartered at MarineMax Yacht Center in Pompano Beach, Florida.

MarineMax chief executive officer and president Bill McGill told that they are really excited to declare this strategic initiative. Bob Saxon Associates is a natural fit for them expanding the breadth of their offerings into the rare sector of yacht management. With the business insightfulness of MarineMax prompting it, and Bob Saxon at the top spot, MarineMax’s all new Mega Yacht associate would be seen as an instant worldwide industry leader in this area. (more…)

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April 7, 2016 / by index / Marine / No Comments

Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss vessel found after ten years

Alex Thomson, the yacht captain, abandoned a boat in the Southern Ocean in the 2006-2007 season Velux 5 Oceans Race and now it has been discovered on a South American beach. Rolex Enterprise Award winner Cristian Donoso found IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss yacht tuckered out on the Patagonian coast in Chile during a canoeing expedition in recent months in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park.
Based on wind and currents, the adventurer approximated the yacht would have journeyed some 2000 kilometers (i.e. around 13000 miles) from where Thomson was pushed to abandon it, in order to reach its last resting spot near the southern tip of South America.
Thomson shared Donoso’s tale on his Facebook account which said: “A couple of weeks [ago] during an expedition to go kayaking … by the desolate coast of Patagonia Sahara, we discovered inside the National Park Bernardo O’Higgins the yacht ‘Hugo boss’, the British Skipper Alex Thomson lost in 2006, 1,000 miles south of South Africa during the round the world velux 5 OCEANS.”
It further stated that to get to the coast, the ‘Hugo boss’ yacht had to travel over 20000 km adrift, pushed by the currents and winds, crossing the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and going to the south of national like India, Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.

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November 6, 2015 / by admin / Marine / No Comments

Newport Race brings in new Super Yacht Division

A new Super Yacht Division has been launched by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee in reply to the interest of the captains from yachts more than 90 feet on deck, with few rules in place for the brand new division that would be included in 2016 Newport Bermuda Race.

According to the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee in reply to all the expressions of interest from the owners as well as yacht captains over 90′ on deck, Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has brought in a Super Yacht Division.
The Super Yacht Division would go under similar regulations that are quite different from the rest of the group, and on a different rhumb line. (more…)

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