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Creating lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient vehicles is not a challenge that’s unique to boatbuilding and sometimes technological advances from other industries find their way into ours. One such technology is a new lightweight aluminum “foam” being developed by German engineers to be used in a high-speed train.
It’s confession time. Please don’t hold what I’m about to share against me. You see, I recently had a docking situation, which, well, let’s just say produced a sizable dose of heartburn. I don’t want to sound like an absolute windbag, but I began docking big boats before I was old enough to drive a car.
Written by Ben Ellison on May 22, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on May 11, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
It appears I’ve become too used to empty marinas and anchorages. My reservation routine is a simple matter of calling the dock master once I have their facility in sight, requesting a slip for the night, and then getting direction to its location. That’s about as much forward planning as I’ve been willing to conduct.
Feadship is no stranger to building innovative yachts; their very first build debuted at the 1951 New York Boat Show sporting a steel hull, something that was seldom seen on American yachts during this time. Since then, they’ve met the most stringent of demands from a Who’s Who list of owners, including Henry Ford, Paul Allen, Larry Ellison, and Mark Cuban. So it should be no surprise that the (self-proclaimed) world’s first hybrid-powered super yacht has emerged from the shed of the company’s De Vries shipyard.