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  • X Yachts X46 : Scandinavian quality

    Construction. Designed by naval architect Niels Jeppesen, the X-46 is one of the major innovations unveiled at the 2004 autumn-winter boat shows. This 46-footer built with a sandwich hull and deck and galvanized steel girder is the new addition to Danish manufacturer X-Yachts’ range of cruising yachts. Deck. The X-46 is equipped with the best […]

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  • Leopard 40 : The fastest in its category

    Construction. Robertson and Caine is one of South Africa’s leading shipyards. It was founded in 1975 and today supplies chartering company Moorings with all its cruising catamarans. The Leopard 40 is the Moorings 4000. Designed in the offices  of Gino Morelli and Pete Melvin, the architects of Steve Fossett’s Playstation, this catamaran promises great  things. […]

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  • Grand Soleil 45 : Cruiser / Racer

    Construction. The Grand Soleil range from the Cantiere del Pardo shipyard has an outstanding reputation. The Grand Soleil 45 is no exception. Like its predecessors, it offers high performance for both racing and cruising. The new version of the Grand Soleil first presented in 2003 (there was another 45′ model designed in 1988 by the […]

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  • Bénéteau Oceanis 523 : The flagship

    Construction. The Oceanis 523 presented at the Cannes boat show offers all the advantages of the combined experience of  Bénéteau and the Finot Group, both for racing and cruising. Built from GRP, this boat combines performance and comfort with extremely sophisticated lines, designed by architects Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau. Deck. The large midship beam […]

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  • Nautitech 47 : Comfort and great sailing

    Construction. The first Nautitech boats were launched in 1994 by Dufour. In 2002, the brand was bought by Marine Development, which then set up the company Nautitech SA, run by Bruno Voisard. This  year at the Grand Pavois boat show in La Rochelle, the company presented its Nautitech 47, which targets both charter companies and […]

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  • Hanse 531: Power and Quality

    Construction. The German shipyard Hanse on the Baltic Sea presented its flagship at the last Cannes Boat Show. The Hanse 531,  designed by Alinghi architects  Friedrich Judel and Rolf Vrolijk, promises excellent performance at sea. This boat has many unique features which place it in a class of its own. Deck. The teak deck is […]

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  • Lagoon 440 : Luxury and safety

    Construction To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Lagoon, a subsidiary of Bénéteau, is launching its Lagoon 440, the first of a new generation. The Lagoon 440 contains some genuine innovations. From the fly deck to the shape of the hull, architects Vincent Lauriot-Prévost and Marc Van Peteghem have once again shown what they are worth. Deck. […]

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