"The Features"

America's Cup

USA 87 What's under her skirts? Chris Dixon talks about the team, the training, the yachts and the America’s Cup. Team Shosholoza boss Salvatore Sarno talks about his “Crazy idea” of a Cup entry. Alinghi talk We put some reader questions to principle designer Rolf Vrolijk. The sailmakers talk about the whys, wears and tears of America's Cup sails. Le Defi 2000 Things have changed since we spent a day with the French America's Cup challenger. America's Cup training


Autumn Interviews

We talk to the heads of five leading European boatbuilders about China, new EU members, hurricanes & rising oil prices.

Paolo Vitelli - Azimut Benetti Bruno Cathelinais - Bénéteau Gabriele del Torchio - Ferretti Francisco Rivas - Rodman Robert Braithwaite - Sunseeker

Boating China

Fengxian Yacht City aims to be the focal point for Chinese yachting. Zhang Liping General Secretary of the Fengxian Chinese Communist Party talks to BYM. Selling to China New Zealand marine companies feel they have a toehold. Changing China Chen Liu, Marketing Manager for an American oil company, talks to BYM.

Boating History

Aimée France's largest sailing herring boat. America's Cup The story of the Deed of Gift. Bénéteau Three generations of boatbuilders. Benetti From cargo boats to megayachts Christ Roi The last prawner Crouan's yacht Belem: West Indiaman; yacht and training ship. Cutty Sark The world famous square rigger. Death of an East Indiaman The loss of the Amsterdam. Fleur des Mers Boulogne pilot than Med yacht. Flobards Fleet without a port. Fuel cells Was the first use in a boat? Pauline Recreating a flambard pilot boat. Jean Bart Reconstructing a warship. Helice Sauvage Inventing the propellor. Andries Jacob The last fishing hooghars. Lateen sail The types illustrated. Resolue's gig The oldest existing French boat. Schooner Atlantic Long time record holder. Silver seekers Dutch herring boats through the centuries. Jouffroy d'Abbans Inventor of the steam boat. Thames barges A brief history. Christmas Tree Ships The Great Lakes traders. Xylonite A Thames barge.

Boating Spain

Spain's boating industry An overview. Company Martorell ADIN's president talks to BYM. Megaports for megayachts BYM visits two new large yacht marinas. Côte versus Costa WIll the megayachts come to Spain. A tale of two marinas What the managers say to BYM.

Boats & Builders

Alfamarine (Shipyard visit) Aprea Mare (Shipyard visit) Azimut Benetti (Test day) Azimut K (Yacht test) Baia (Shipyard visit) Benetti (Shipyard visit) Cruiser/Racers Maxi, Elan, J Boat and X Yacht compared Farr 50 (A passage) Gagliotta (Shipyard visit) Gobbi (Shipyard visit) Intermarine (Shipyard visit) Marienholm 33 (Evaluation) Moody 38 (Owner's report) Novamarine (Shipyard visit) New Zealand Yachts (Report) Sea tests 2002 (Italian test day) Sea tests 2003 (Italian test day) Zodiac (Shipyard visit).


More features on the next page, including:

G-Class; Hurricane Katrina; Inland France; Mirabella V; Miscellany; Volvo Ocean Race.



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