The first marina in the world to win the 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation is Port Montenegro.
This honor has been bestowed on the superyacht marina for offer great facilities for the superyachts. This Platinum accreditation is the brainchild of the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA). This award has been constituted to recognize and reward small marinas that meet the needs of the superyacht market. This is a great honor for a very small marina in Porto Montenegro.
Some of the important things that are needed by a marina to qualify for the new Platinum accreditation are best quality food and beverages, attractive landscapes and luxury facilities at the marina. These things are in abundance at the Port Montenegro and this is why it was chosen for this first ever award.
Jon White, the manager of TYHA said that the marina must also be offering world class and high-end customer service through dedicated and experienced concierge service to meet the needs of every captain, crew, guest and the owner. Continue reading
Sailing Yacht A owned by Andrey Melnichenko has come under the spotlight after it was seized by port authorities over a dispute between pending payments to the shipbuilder.
It might be a reason for which the vessel has come under the spotlight and most people cannot help admiring the dimensions and features of this super yacht. The vessel looks like a sailing tank as per the kind of buildup it has. The vessel is 143 meters long. It had started to sail to be tested out in the open waters by the shores of Spain. The boat definitely has a sturdy design, akin to a floating fortress that can probably withstand a bomb blast if required.
It definitely has a futuristic design, though the looks and built are not akin to what a leisure super yacht would look like. However, one should not be disappointed with the bland appearance on the exterior as it is equipped to accommodate 54 crew members and has luxurious accommodations for about twenty guests. Continue reading
New York City (NYC) is expected to become home to cruise ship which is biggest in the World.
The Norwegian Escape is going to be shifted to NYC from Midtown Manhattan in April 2018. The cruise line revealed on Wednesday that the giant cruise Norwegian Escape of 4,200-passenger capacity will start sailing from Midtown Manhattan. Presently the ship is located in Miami.
Norwegian said as if now it according to plan; the cruise will re-positioned to NYC and from here it will take seven-night voyages and it will end at Bermuda. This will take place in September 2018. After that ship will take another seven-night voyage and will sail from New York to first Bahamas and then to Florida. In addition to that longer voyages of cruise are also on the list it will be too early to speak about it. Continue reading
The RC44 Cascais Cup that has been going on in Portugal is definitely providing several challenges to the crews as well as to the officials. The crews had to wait for the right winds on the water.
That is because the initial light breeze took time to build and hold a steady pace. That is required if a single race has to take place. Some of the management members saw that the Marina de Cascais had better wind conditions. Hence the course was alternatively laid in this area and the second and final race was made into a shoehorn. That helped to make it easy for the teams who raced under wind conditions of eight knots.
The seven boats on top had about five points separating them. Hence the leader board was bound to be upset by the end of the day. Peninsula Petroleum was leader of the regatta but the two top scorers upset this boat’s lead by the end of the day. Continue reading
The plan to raise the level of the roadbed next to Southport’s Yacht Basin would start very soon, after being held up by bad winter weather, said the city manager Kerry McDuffie on Tuesday. McDuffie stated that if you are looking for a long-term, good quality job, the warmer it is, the better the paving will be. Paving during the winter is quite tough, even if it is the best time for them.
Last year, the city decided to raise the level of the mineral pitch on Yacht Basin Drive so that they could battle periodic tidal flooding which has plagued the region for many years.
Officials anticipate the higher road as well as modified drainage to ameliorate flooding in 90 to 95 percent of the examples of high water. Elixson and Sons Inc. will be in-charge of the work that must take 5 to 7 days to finish. McDuffie added that they have already issued permits. They are just waiting for the asphalt plant to open, and it must be very soon.