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New G&S 50

Florida-based G&S Boats has just launched a new open-bulkhead 50-foot sportfisherman. According to her builder Buddy Gentry, the boat will homeport in Casablanca, Morraco, but will spend a lot of time in the Canaries, Madiera, Cape Verde and beyond chasing billfish.

 

Cote d'Azur Yacht Spotting

Last week was the Monaco Yacht Show followed by some in-depth reporting along the Cote d'Azur.

It was a yacht-spotter's dream.

At one port, at least five of the PMY Top 100 were tucked in for winter.

Over the next few days, I'll post my pictures. But here's Pelorus to start. She was anchored off Antibes.

Call out to Passagemakers

The Pitcairn Islands Study Center has issued a call for stories of travels and visits to Pitcairn Island. It's time for their second editon of Pitcairn - Port of Call, a maritime history of the island that includes every vessel to call on the island.

 If you've captained, crewed, or rode along on a visit, send the following information (or questions) to hford@puc.edu:

Oceanco Launch

 

Oceanco has just launched another 86-meter yacht, Hull Number 706, designed by Nuvolari-Lenard. 

Her owner's suite includes a lounge and deck with a whirlpool, and she can also sleep 12 in her 6 VIP suites. Her exterior swimming pool can be raised into a helipad.The two 4,680-hp MTUs are capable of reaching 20 knots.

Broward County Sea Tow Offers Automated Radio Checks

 

How many times have you heard the VHF airwaves flooded with boaters looking for a radio check? Well, Sea Tow of Fort Lauderdale believes it has the solution to clear the VHF airwaves for south Florida boaters that will enable them to check their own radios. It's an automated marine radio-check system offered on VHF marine channel 27.

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Arcoa 62

European builder Arcoa Yachts recently launched its new 62-footer, which is powered with twin 800-hp Caterpillar diesel inboards. She's designed with a deep-V hull form and is reportedly making 28 knots (32.2 mph) out of the box.The boat also features a full-beam master and a teak interior.