de Marichalar of Spain can lay claim to being the first--and
only--person to cross the Atlantic on a PWC. The 41-year-old
made the trip in 120 days, stopping in 15 ports and spending a total
of 54 days at sea aboard a Bombardier Sea Doo XP. He was accompanied
by a large sailing catamaran on which he slept every night but which
was often out of sight during the day, as his 130-hp craft was able
to move along at 20 to 30 mph, conditions permitting. Each day the
Count averaged about 12 hours, covering some 150 miles while standing
up most of the time. His trip originated in Rome on February 23 and
ended in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 22. He plans a Miami-to-New
York run as soon as a foot injury heals.
The Sirena 64 charmed the crowd at boot Düsseldorf with a combination of sleek design, large volume, and expected cruising efficiency. This stylish new motoryacht is making her world premiere and announces the arrival of this Turkish builder on the world powerboat scene.
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