Perseus 3 for Sale with Perini Navy

The central agencies have been switched over and now the Perseus 3, the 60-meter sailing yacht has been listed for sale jointly Fraser along with Perini Navi of the United States.

Perseus 3 was built in aluminum by Perini Navi, the Italian yard and the naval architecture was done by Ron Holland. It was delivered in the year 2015 as the second hull in the new series of its generation of 60-meter sailing super-yachts. Continue reading

Royal Princess Commences Sailing from the L.A. Port

The sailing port in Los Angeles located on the west coast of the United States for the very first time in history witnessed the sailing of the Royal Princess.  The ship is known to be as one of the newest and most advanced of its category to be found on the port.

The ship had reached the L.A port for the very first time after it had completed a voyage of nineteen nights starting March 7, 2019, from San Antonia located in Chile.
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Hurricane Irma Diaries

It was a fair amount of time, about three months after hurricane Irma had shown its worst moves on a display, rooting put poles, houses, building, anything to everything, nothing really was spared.

The writer descended upon the affected area by a LIAT plane at the Beef Island Airport and to her shock, she could already see the plight of the landscape which was painted in dozens of strings of wrecked boats here and there. The marine surveyor said that about 80 to 90 percent of BVI’s fleet of the charter was damaged and a major 85% of the island’s buildings and infrastructure was destroyed.
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Cyrano De Bergerac Sailing Yacht Now For Sale

The sailing yacht Cyrano De Bergerac 38.89 meter has had a central agency change and now the yacht is jointly listed for sale by Northrop & Johnson and Fraser.

The yacht is all built in aluminum by Nicholsons and Camper and has been designed by Rob Humphries; the yacht was delivered in 1993 and undergoes refitting in the year 2012. Interestingly, yacht for sale was commissioned by Ermanno Bassani, who is the father of Wally Yachts founder Luca Bassani.
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India-Made Boats By Ratnakar Dandekar Sailing The World

Since 2008 Indian Navy was looking for indigenous sailboat manufacturer and cannot find anyone for that description so they floated tender and precisely two boat builders across the country.

So, Ratnakar Dandekar was one of the best boat builders from the Goa Divar Island.

The Aquarius Shipyard Dandekar’s company never built the ocean-faring sailboat in fact Indian company also has never built the Ocean-faring sailboat so on the basis of cost and track record when Dandekar selected it is a very steep learning curve.

Dandekar in his interview said “challenges come when the hull arrives and 64% humidity content, but the recommended figure was 12%”.

Dehumidifiers and go down is fitted with large go down and then the wood is dried it takes around one month to become material suitability and the project was  about six months/ The outer skeleton of the boat is named as INSV Mhadei.

Next he built is keel which is the backbone of sailboat and its again a hurdle for him, which involved pouring nine tons of lead into keel so Dandekar travelled Vasai manufacturing company to get the knowledge of how to pour the lead in batteries so that he can get help to create the keel.

Indian Navy called Dutch boat builder Johan Vels to supervise and instruct the INSV Mhadei. Vels said to build a sailboat first you have to be a good sailboat, then only you can build and with this Dandekar’s perspective change and they built the boat in 14 months.

Naval Officer Dilip Donde went for a voyage in 2009 then he comments “that this boat will not last for three months in the ocean”.

Dandekar started making sailboats with other instructions and work with other companies also. And now Dandekar Company is ready to take any boat building challenge.