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Maritimo 2023 S-Series LEADERBOARD

Powerboat.World North America Editorial

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Gulf Craft, Freedom Boat Club and Prestige
by worldmarine.media
John Curnow finds out the latest at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show John Curnow caught up with Lee Oldroyd, Chief Commercial Officer at Gulf Craft aboard the Nomad 101, then talked with David Kurczewski, APAC General Manager of the Freedom Boat Club, and finally interviewed Erwin Bamps, Vice President of Prestige.
Posted on 24 May
Swanning around at SCIBS!
by worldmarine.media
Taking a look at the Absolute Navetta 48 and Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 John Curnow speaks to Marcus Overman and Blake Holyoake from The Yacht Sales Co. about the Absolute Navetta 48, and then chats with Flagstaff Marine's Graham Raspass aboard the Beneteau Swift Trawler 41.
Posted on 23 May
Pantaenius, Riviera, CL Yachts video interviews
by worldmarine.media
John Curnow talks to industry leaders at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2024 On worldmarine.media news on the first day of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2024, John Curnow spoke to Martin Baum, the MD at Pantaenius, Wes Moxey, CEO of Riviera and Richard Lo, Director at CL Yachts.
Posted on 23 May
GLOBAL LAUNCH: Maritimo M55 and M600 Black Edition
by worldmarine.media
powerboat.world Global Editor John Curnow talked to the team to find out more The eve of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2024 saw the Global Launch of the Maritimo M55 and M600 Black Edition. worldmarine.media attended, with powerboat.world Global Editor John Curnow talking with the team to find out more.
Posted on 22 May
Things Do Change…
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
It's quite some time ago now: three decades for sure, and into its fourth, quite possibly It's quite some time ago now. Three decades for sure, and into its fourth, quite possibly. It was one of those unwritten laws. An adage, if you will.
Posted on 21 May
Cool it. Cool it. Cool it!
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
It's what my father used to say to my siblings and I whenever the energy got too much It's what my father used to say to my three other siblings and I whenever the energy got a little, shall we say, animated, and the volume went up to raucous, on its way to unbearable.
Posted on 2 Apr
Delivering us our…
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Freedom. Best of all, you won't need to put blue paint all over your face to attain it Freedom. Best of all, you won't need to put blue paint all over your face to attain it, either. Equally, you won't have to go too far to find it, for there are a little more than 400 Freedom Boat Club locales the world over with 5,000 boats in the fleet.
Posted on 11 Feb
Not so Looney Toons
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Paying distinct hommage to the Warner Brothers franchise, with this one Paying distinct hommage to the Warner Brothers franchise, Looney Tunes, with this one. Now you may be too young to even remember the cartoons themselves, let alone Saturday morning sessions glued to the TV, when they were tubes, not screens.
Posted on 14 Dec 2023
One word. One enterprise. Two models
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Passion. There's your word Passion. There's your word. It pervades everything in this place as much as it is the motivating driver for the team that work there. Funny thing was, it happened to be the very first thing that was said after the recording had stopped.
Posted on 7 Dec 2023
Interview with Raymarine's Grégoire Outters
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the Managing Director about the huge changes in marine electronics We spoke to Grégoire Outters, Managing Director of Raymarine to find out more about the marine electronics company, his role, the challenges faced, and where he sees development being concentrated in the decade to come.
Posted on 10 Oct 2023
Upcycling your Recycling
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
This stabilised monohull is the carbon fibre mould from a mighty Volvo Ocean 70 The mighty Volvo Ocean 70 once held the sailing monohull record for point-to-point distance covered in a 24-hour period. Believe it or not, this stabilised monohull is the carbon fibre mould from one of those gems from that all-conquering class
Posted on 9 Aug 2023
Having a tanti
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Saw these bows at the recent Sanctuary Cove show - so what are they? First came across these bows at the recent Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. They popped up again just a few days ago at Hervey Bay.
Posted on 3 Jul 2023
Interview with Rodney Longhurst
by Mark Jardine
The Riviera Australia Owner updates us on the 585 SUV and the exceptional new 58 Sports Motor Yacht Mark Jardine spoke to Rodney Longhurst, the Owner of Riviera Australia, in the AIMEX Garden at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2023.
Posted on 27 May 2023
Close Relations
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
They are both now a reality... What links a 50-foot Centre Console and a 75-foot motor yacht? We have talked about them before, and now they are a reality... The first relative is a 50-foot Centre Console. The other is a 75-foot blue water cruiser par excellence.
Posted on 2 May 2023
Not even a start…
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Sometimes you're just plain lucky. Another mantra is: you make your own luck Sometimes you're just plain lucky. Well now, many would like to subscribe to that theory, and that's just fine. Yet there are people who prefer to hold another mantra close to their chest. That one is; you make your own luck.
Posted on 14 Apr 2023
HMAS Enterprise (OK. M.Y. Enterprise)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
What started out on a driveway, effectively as a one-man band, is now a 50 person strong enterprise. What started out on a driveway, effectively as a one-man band, is now a 50 person strong enterprise. (And there are very good reasons for that!)
Posted on 19 Feb 2023
First Look: X Shore at boot Düsseldorf 2023
by Mark Jardine
Evolution of the Eelex 8000 and the new, game-changing X Shore 1 We spoke to Johan Astrom, CCO at X Shore, during boot Düsseldorf 2023 to find out more about the evolution of the Eelex 8000 and the new, game-changing X Shore 1.
Posted on 2 Feb 2023
Can your Grandma use FaceTime?
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Perhaps not the most nautical of headlines, but it is definitely of the time... Perhaps not the most nautical of headlines, but it is definitely of the time, which is kind of the point with Alloy Boats.
Posted on 13 Jan 2023
Powered by LandCruiser - Towed by LandCruiser
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
There is many a thing to grab your attention about the brilliant, little Tasman80 It remains that there is many a thing to grab your attention about the brilliant, little Tasman80, so it was kind of hard to work out from whence to start.
Posted on 14 Dec 2022
Interview about Yanmar's e-saildrive development
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Igor van de Burgt and Bas Eerden at METSTRADE 2022 We spoke to Yanmar's Igor van de Burgt, Application Engineer, Engineering and Development, and Bas Eerden, Global Sales Manager, about the development of e-saildrive, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Posted on 22 Nov 2022
Late to the party, or bang on time? (Part II)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Following on from Part I of the Prestige M48 story So Part One of the Prestige M48 story covered off a lot of ground, and we now have the same mission parameters once again. By definition, a family called M-Line means there are others on the way.
Posted on 9 Nov 2022
Late to the party, or bang on time? (Part I)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
An interesting conundrum, for sure… How to assess the very new Prestige M48? An interesting conundrum, for sure… How to assess the very new Prestige M48? For here is a powerhouse brand, with an enviable reputation in markets around the globe.
Posted on 25 Oct 2022
New age - New feel
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
You know the garden's full of furniture, the house is full of plants! There was a line in song quite a while back that went, “You know the garden's full of furniture, the house is full of plants!” Would have been easy to run with that as an opening, but this was not the first thought I had when I saw Sovereign Ships...
Posted on 11 Oct 2022
James Ward interview
by Mark Jardine
Insights on the Marine Resources Salary Survey 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, YachtsandYachting.com and powerboat.world, talks to the CEO and Founder of Marine Resources about the 2022 Salary Survey at the Southampton International Boat Show.
Posted on 11 Oct 2022
Full Stop = Full Bore
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
There is a new top dog in the World's Most Powerful Outboard title fight The King is dead. All hail the King. There is a new top dog in the World's Most Powerful Outboard title fight. The benchmark is now 633hp. Full stop. And probably with a few exclamation points after it, as well!!!
Posted on 5 Oct 2022
Off Kilter - Part II
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Thank you very much to the readers of Part I - we now have more for you Thank you very much to all of you, the readers of Off Kilter – Part I. We have more to get through, and some additional treats as well, so now is very much time to go WOT.
Posted on 14 Sep 2022
Off Kilter - Part I
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Just one little thing swung the whole deal Just one little thing swung the whole deal. "It leans inward during a turn" was a not a headline on the Press Release, just a little stanza, part of a more complete sentence, about the second or third paragraph in.
Posted on 30 Aug 2022
One percenters
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Exactly how big can the difference be with the fast displacement hull form? Throughout the course of the journey, we have been privileged to have great intel from Naval Architect, Pat Bray. Resident of British Columbia, Bray has brought to the table brilliant insight into passage making for large vessels.
Posted on 27 Jul 2022
What do you get...
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
...when you cross The Jacksons, Milli Vanilli, and Engelbert Humperdinck? An unreal Centre Console! What do you get when you cross The Jacksons, Milli Vanilli, and Engelbert Humperdinck all together? Honestly, I have no idea, and it could get amazingly weird, but I do know we have the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s all covered in that lot.
Posted on 23 Jun 2022
The Jacksons with Milli Vanilli.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Big day out. An absolutely burgeoning sector. Yes. it's all about day boating this time... Big day out. An absolutely burgeoning sector. Yes. it's all about day boating this time...
Posted on 25 May 2022
Beached whale
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Wondering how many of my beloved Dollies you'd get in the M600 fish well It had started out as me demonstrating just how many of my beloved Mahi Mahi (or Dollies) you'd get into the fish well of the new Maritimo M600.
Posted on 5 May 2022
So many boats. Such little time
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Not so much an outright conundrum, as literally the full assortment of subjects What to do? Not so much an outright conundrum, as literally the full assortment of subjects. Accordingly, was it to be some of that, a pinch of this, and none of those?
Posted on 20 Apr 2022
Engelbert Humperdinck
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Looking for a place to start, I ended up with the line, 'Please say si si' As I mulled around the theme of this editorial looking for a place to begin, I ended up with Spanish Eyes playing in my head, and more precisely, the line, 'Please say si si'.
Posted on 29 Mar 2022
Big Cats III
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
It seems the size of big cats is no longer sub-100 foot, but greater than 30m It seems the size of big cats is no longer measured in sub-100 foot, but rather in greater than 30m!!!
Posted on 10 Mar 2022
Incoming! Man the guns
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
This notion got its first outing in the Special Boat Service section of Caped Crusaders The reality is that this notion got its first outing in the Special Boat Service section of Caped Crusaders.
Posted on 9 Feb 2022
Not your average Iron Ladies
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
m t u - Nothing quite says the epitome of high-end engineering in the same way m t u - Now anytime you say or read those three letters, one just about adds in the Friedrichshafen out loud. Nothing quite says the epitome of high-end engineering in the same way.
Posted on 24 Jan 2022
Interview with Marine Resources CEO and Founder
by Mark Jardine
James Ward talks about the dramatic shift in the jobs market The marine industry has boomed since the pandemic as more people discover the benefits of being out on the water, leading to dramatic shift in the jobs market.
Posted on 18 Jan 2022
Dayboating for 410 nautical miles
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
The juxtaposition of go-fast boats to dayboating in classically styled, outboard powered boats... So the juxtaposition of go-fast boats to dayboating in classically styled, outboard powered, resin-infused vessels served as a marvellous exclamation mark for the passage of time.
Posted on 10 Jan 2022
Can one thing define a vessel?
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Yes, and it can be enough to tip the scales. So let's look at some 'ones' of the new Maritimo M75 Well I suppose it might. However, rather than disappear down a wormhole into an elaborate discussion, I can say this. One thing can certainly be enough to tip the scales one way or another in a purchase decision for an impending yacht owner.
Posted on 14 Dec 2021
And thank you very much…
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
It all started with an announcement that there would be no less than eight model launches... Been a big year for Maritimo. It started with an announcement that there would be no less than eight model launches or announcements during the course of 2021
Posted on 26 Nov 2021
METSTRADE 2021: SHOCK-WBV and Omega
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Daniel Henderson and see a slow-motion demonstration of Omega in action! Mark Jardine chats to Sea Sure's Daniel Henderson about the SHOCK-WBV and Omega shock mitigation units, with a slow-motion demonstration of Omega.
Posted on 18 Nov 2021
First look at METS 21: Scanstrut Flip Pro and Nest
by Mark Jardine
Bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat Mark Jardine chats with Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, about two of their new products, Flip Pro and Nest, bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat.
Posted on 16 Nov 2021
Not a movie. (As yet…)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Inception was a very good flick, indeed... Inception was a very good flick, indeed... However, our target today is the Inception 24 from Bury Design.
Posted on 9 Nov 2021
Big Cats II.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
One could not help but have one's curiosity piqued with a name like StellarCAT Not too long after publishing The Big Cats, we received information on StellarCATs. Well. One could not help but have one's curiosity piqued with a name like that?
Posted on 29 Oct 2021
Announcing - Art Now.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
When you're special. When you define a real movement, you get named. When you're special. When you're a game changer. When you define a real movement, you get named. And the better you are, the more the name resonates.
Posted on 14 Oct 2021
Square peg, round hole. Round peg, square hole.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
One thing is pretty clear with fluid dynamics. Smooth and flowing wins the day. If you think about fluid dynamics for just a second, one thing is pretty clear. Smooth and flowing wins the day.
Posted on 23 Sep 2021
The big cats
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Catamarans, and even more specifically, powercats is the name of our game here. 12-cylinder Jags, or lightning fast Cheetahs? Neither automotive, nor feline. Catamarans, and even more specifically, powercats is the name of our game here.
Posted on 2 Sep 2021
Outback or is that out back?
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
I got sent a link that said, outbackyachts. Immediately I thought of land yachting I got sent a hyperlink that simply said, outbackyachts. Immediately, I thought of land yachting, the Henley on Todd 'boat' races, camel races, red dust, blinding sun, cold beer, and amazing vistas.
Posted on 21 Aug 2021
Caped Crusaders
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
By Composites Constructions, whose background is brilliantly prepared boats. By Composites Constructions. Their background is boats, whether they are super-fast ski boats, or brilliantly prepared ocean racing yachts that have collected their share of silverware.
Posted on 4 Aug 2021
Brute force over ignorance
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Way back in 1860 or so, Froude penned a displacement hull speed formula... In the boating world, way back in 1860 or so, William Froude came up with the displacement hull speed formula; knots = 1.34 times the square root of the LWL in feet. What was probably more telling though, was the displacement to length ratio.
Posted on 22 Jul 2021
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