By Amanda Delaney – Senior Meteorologist, Weather Routing Inc.
South Africa has become an increasingly popular tourist destination due to recent economic success, as well as stunning natural beauty. As a result, many mariners have added South Africa to their international itineraries. However, the weather across South Africa is mainly influenced by the surrounding ocean currents, as well as the complex local topography. These weather patterns are highly variable depending on the season and can prove challenging to even the most seasoned mariners.
ANTIBES, June 06, 2016 -Leading superyacht crew coach, Alison Rentoul, announced today that she has teamed up with Bosun Sophie Jordan to create Girls on Deck, which is an initiative designed to encourage gender equality within the luxury yachting industry and helps women to take on what were once seen as traditionally male roles - both on deck and in engineering.
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with the Italian yacht builder Benetti to deliver a new generation of high performance, lightweight steerable thruster that makes comprehensive use of carbon fibre material for the first time.
Kaag, 30 May – Feadship has announced its intention to open a new construction and refit facility in Amsterdam. Having just seen the 101.50-metre Symphony win the World Superyacht Award, the decision reinforces the leading luxury motoryacht brand’s commitment to meet a growing demand for ever larger 100-metre plus custom Feadships. Due to open in 2019, the fourth Feadship facility will have the capacity to build Feadships of up to 160 metres in length.