The Future Has Arrived – Melges Performance Sailboats Presents the RE-Volutionary Melges 40



Introducing the Melges 40… Designed by Botin Partners Naval Architecture, built by Premier Composite Technologies
(28 April 2016 / Zenda, WI) – Melges Performance Sailboats (MPS) is proud to introduce the brand new Melges 40™, designed by the extremely talented Botin Partners Naval Architecture and built by Premier Composite Technologies (PCT). This dynamic collaboration has created a one-of-a-kind, exciting, innovative-racing experience.


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PSV newbuild being transformed into expedition yacht; New player in mega cruise ship market

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PSV newbuild being transformed into expedition yacht
April 27, 2016—A Vard 1-08 currently under construction at one of Vard’s Norwegian shipyards is being offered for sale not as PSV, but as a high end expedition yacht. The 82 m Vard 1-08 Kilkea is being created by the shipbuilder in collaboration with Shackleton Superyachts and is being offered through Edmiston & Company.

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Melges Performance Sailboats : The RE-Volution of One Design Racing Is Coming…

The RE-Volution Of One Design Racing Is Coming…

Melges Performance Sailboats, in collaboration
with Botin Partners Naval Architecture and Premier Composite Technologies
are proud to unveil the future of one-design sailboat racing.
An official announcement and further details will be released
on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

NTSB finds El Faro VDR; GE Solutions picked for Peruvian polar ship

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VIDEO: NTSB finds El Faro VDR
April 26, 2016—The National Transportation Safety Board reports that the voyage data recorder from the TOTE ship El Faro was located this morning in 15,000 feet of water, about 41 miles (36 nautical miles) northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas, by a team of investigators and scientists using remotely operated undersea search equipment.

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Vendée Globe: Qualification achieved


Last Saturday morning, Morgan Lagravière completed the solo 1,500-mile voyage required to qualify for the Vendée Globe. The greatest satisfaction was that his boat, Safran, is in perfect condition, despite the sometimes rough conditions. His voyage has been validated by the Vendée Globe race office, meaning the skipper of Safran has qualified officially.

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NASSCO christens Kinder Morgan LNG-ready tanker; VIDEO: NNS completes 965 ton CVN 79 superlift

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NASSCO christens Kinder Morgan LNG-ready tanker
April 25, 2016—The ECO Class tanker, the Magnolia State, is the second of a five-tanker contract between NASSCO and APT that covers the design and construction of five 50,000 deadweight ton, LNG-conversion-ready product carriers.


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The World Sailing Show – April 2016


– How the Extreme Sailing Series is raising its game
– Take one regatta and 900 children – the Optimist phenomenon
– Why the Nacra 17 cat is pushing the professionals to the limit
– How one of the world’s top designers influenced a generation

The April show synopsis

How the Extreme Sailing Series is raising its game

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Instant Weather Forecasting, 5th Edition, You can Predict the Weather



The last few years have seen much change in publishing as new media come into play, but in many areas, there is no substitute for a printed book. Fortunately, recent changes have seen well-loved imprints ending up in safe hands and the Adlard Coles Nautical imprint is one such. This new edition of a very popular title is now in its fifth reprint and it has been fully revised. An excellent and very valuable pocket book.