Yachts & Gear

Pretty Tough: the Contessa 32 at 50

18 May 2022

The Contessa 32 celebrates its half-century this year. Elaine Bunting traces its enduring appeal for adventurous sailors. Alan Ker on the Contessa 32 “We were prepared for a very rough night but we didn’t have any inkling how rough it was going to be. As we passed the Scillies the wind was picking up from […]

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FlyingNikka 60ft custom foiler takes flight on first sail

12 May 2022

FlyingNikka, a custom-designed 60ft fully foiling racing yacht, took flight during her first day of test sails. FlyingNikka, a custom-designed 60ft racing yacht designed to be the first fully foiling Mini Maxi, took flight during her first day of test sails off the coast of Valencia, Spain. Designed by Mark Mills and a team of […]

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Turbo multihulls: a new generation of performance cruiser

12 May 2022

A new breed of luxury fast multihulls are seducing wealthy sailors with a need for speed, Sam Fortescue reports on the rise and rise of this latest breed “People sail for fun, and no one has yet convinced me that it’s more fun to go slow than it is to go fast,” said visionary multihull […]

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World’s coolest yachts: Volvo 70 Puma

11 May 2022

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Olympian and Ocean racer Annie Lush nominates the Volvo 70 Puma. “I stepped on board Volvo 70 Puma for the first time in Southampton to start trials for Team SCA for the Volvo Ocean Race. I’d […]

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First look: Mylius M 72 – latest Carkeek stunner

9 May 2022

A potent mix of Shaun Carkeek design and Mylius’ boatbuilding flare is set to produce a sizzling hot new performance cruiser, the Mylius M 72 Shaun Carkeek’s recent raceboats – including Niklas Zennström’s Fast 40 Ran, Richard Matthews’ CF520 Oystercatcher XXXV and the fully foiling Carkeek Persico F70 – are some of the stand-out designs […]

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Tested: 4 of the best inflatable tenders

9 May 2022

The Yachting World team take to the water in 4 new inflatable tenders to see which will be best for you and your yacht Tenders are so much more than taxis. They can add freedom, sport and exploration to any stopover or anchorage, particularly if your yacht is large enough to carry a rigid dinghy, […]

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What to wear when paddleboarding

4 May 2022

Veteran paddleboarder Duncan Slater recommends some essential paddleboard clothing to suit various weathers and SUP situations… What’s best to wear when stand-up paddleboarding? It might sound like a silly question – but the answer isn’t necessarily as straightforward as you might expect. From those with no watersports experience, right up to people with long histories […]

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First look: HH88 – largest carbon cruising cat

4 May 2022

The newly announced HH88 will be capable of cruising at 18 knots comfortably and while providing luxury to owners with some stunning interior styling Described by HH as the largest all-carbon cruising catamaran ever built, the first hull of the HH88 has just emerged from the painting booth in a high-gloss crimson. Destined for the […]

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Recluta – Germán Frers’ new, old yacht

29 April 2022

Recluta is a 69ft ketch built for renowned designer Germán Frers to lines drawn by his father some 80 years previously. Helen Fretter reports The Frers dynasty is responsible for more than 1,300 yacht designs. Germán Frers, having last year celebrated his 80th birthday, remains one of the most prolific and sought after designers in […]

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First look: Ovnicat 48 aluminium multihull

26 April 2022

The inevitable combination of both the trend for aluminium yachts and towards multihulls, the Ovnicat 48 is a new go anywhere catamaran, Rupert Holmes reports It’s easy to assume that all rugged metal yachts are very heavy. While that was the case at one time for steel designs, it’s a different matter for aluminium which, […]

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