The English are inveterate tinkers, and never more so than when it comes to boats. Their latest invention is either the world’s weirdest water toy or the coolest way to get wet and have fun. It’s called the Circraft, and it’s about nine feet in diameter. It can be powered by anything from a 9.9- to a 40-hp outboard, which is the only moving part on the whole rig, other than the driver. You steer by shifting your weight. Check out the website for more info: www.circraft.com
Boat Show Buzz
The latest edition of the Lowrance HDS 10 allows the user to overlay photo-like images of the company’s proprietary StructureScan side-scanning sonar onto the plotter chart.
Beneath scudding clouds, Sunseeker’s 40-meter yacht (foreground) and Predator 115 headline the in-water component of the 2012 London Boat Show.
Apparently the English publication Yachting Monthly has a boat that it tests to determine how quickly it will sink. This is it. Good thong it’s not too far from the Guinness stand. After looking at the boat you’ll need one.
Getting this 33-meter Princess megayacht into this exhibit must have been a real trick. Looks awesome but why did they put it in with all the sailboats?
The first thing I see when I enter the London BoatShow is this. Apparently it is to the boat in which two men plan to PEDAL the 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Barbados this summer. Well good luck with that. On to the engine-powered Sunseekers and Fairlines.
Some London-area youths got to try their hand at kayaking and windsurfing at the Watersports Action Pool.
The Dieseljet 565 from Williams Performance Tenders has capacity for nine persons and offers the simplicity of managing just one type of fuel onboard.
Sunseeker’s 28 meter yacht promises to be even more impressive once it slips the bonds of its London boat show display.
See the beautiful Jeanneau NC11 at the New York Boatshow