Archives for August 2013

Selected Cruiser of the week : RM 13.60

RM has released a new video of the RM 13.60 sailing in light wind in the area of La Rochelle.

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Story about the salvage of a SWAN 48

This story need to be shared. What about finding your dreamyacht and make it yours ?

The story about an an abandoned Swan 48 floating around south of Bermuda has created some buzz it seems and numerous people are now making noises about retrieving it. To help inform and inspire would-be salvagers, I thought I should share some of what I know about these boats. I’ve sailed them back and forth between New England and Caribbean several times and have also raced a bit on them—around the cans and in one Bermuda Race.

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Website update

SSORC MHYC SALTWATERIMAGES-4We’re currently updating the section of selected yachts.
In the next 2 weeks, everyday, one yacht will be nominated so come back and see what boat will be the first to be elected.

Kind Regards,
Gerard Cok

a Family’s journey

Not a Fast Ocean Cruiser… but a great story of someone chasing his dreams.

Totem is a Stevens 47, designed for comfortable bluewater cruising by Sparkman & Stephens. Built in Taiwan’s Queen Long yard in 1982, she is a safe, seakindly home for our family. Around 60 of the Stevens 47s have been built, and many more of essentially the same design as Hylas 47 and 49s. Read More

Sly 42

Sly42   Sly 42 is a sailing yacht with racer performance, but with ease of manoeuvres marking it as a winner for tranquil pleasure sailing, even with a crew of just two. Offers motor-powered manoeuvring agility and excellent liveability in both its interiors and on deck.  Read More

Father and Son from Cherbourg won the Fastnet

The father and son team from Cherbourg, France sailing the JPK 1010 Night n Day have won the overall Fastnet Challenge Trophy on handicap, some 33 minutes ahead on corrected time of another JPK 1010 Foggy Dew in second. This is the first time in the Rolex Fastnet Race’s 88 year history that a two-handed entry has won.

Cruising From Noirmoutier to UK

Morozov Yachts

SOLER-42 FC – Fast Cruiser




Concept: Alexander Morozov, Design: Teixido & Harrold, Builder: Morozov Yachts
Fast cruiser Soler-42 FC is ocean cruising yacht for long range cruising and live aboard. The boat has unlimited range of navigation and CE category “A” Ocean. Good protection from elements in fully enclosed pilothouse. The boat is optimised for 2 person or single handling. The interior layout is custom and as per customer choice, from 1 owners cabin to 3 cabin layout.


  • fully enclosed pilothouse for all weather sailing.
  • lifting bulb-keel, darft 2.80- 1.50 m
  • side water ballast tanks for better performance on long tacks.
  • standard diesel engine 40 h.p. or hybrid diesel-electric propulsion.
  • significant volume for storage, full size forepeak for sails.
  • dinghy garage under cocpit floor
  • modern rig with reliable reefing system and set of sails for turning to any wind conditions.
  • wide and well protected cocpit is good for sailing at sea or relaxing in marina.
  • all ropes are lead to cocpit for handling the sails from cocpit.
  • strong and light hull and interior are made of sandwich panels
  • any modification of interior layout and styling upon order
  • the rig and sails can be “de-forced” to cruising version
  • simple and reliable systems, practical minimalist interior for reliability and low maintenance.
Main dimensions

  • Model:Soler-42 FC
  • Version “FC” – Fast Cruiser
  • Length 12.20 m
  • Beam 4.86 m
  • Draft 2.80-1.50 m
  • Displ. 8000 kilos
  • Water ballast 2×1500 l
  • Fuel tank 180 l
  • Fresh water tank 2×400 l
  • Height in cabin 1.8-1.9 m

  • Sail area upwind 120 m2
  • Downwind sails 235 m2
  • Mainsail 67 m2
  • Jib 55 m2
  • Reacher 70 m2
  • Staysail 23 m2
  • Spi A1 170 m2
  • Spi A2 140 m2
  • Motor 40 h.p.
  • Berths 4/6
  • Category CE “A” Ocean
Technical description
The hull and interior are made of vacuum bagged sandwich panels with vinylester or epoxy resin and Corecell foam in temporal mould, which guarantee the high quality of surfaces, stiffness of the parts and high protection from osmosis.
The hull has longitude reinforcements with hand laid laminate for additional stiffness.
Inner parts and furniture are made of sandwich panels for light and low maintenance construction. The interior can be practical and minimalist with painted surfaces or more luxury with wood veneered panels.
The bulb keel is lifted with electric winch with manual back-up, the keel is fixed in low and upper position with strong pins to prevent any damages in case of grounding or collision with floating objects.
All sheets and halyards are led to cocpit for easy handling with small crew, no need to go on deck. Watertight bulkheads and compartments create the big average flotation volume.
The basic systems are very simple and concentrated in one compartment for easy access and safety.
The main idea in the concept – fast cruising, simplicity and reliability.

François Gabart has won the Artemis Challenge

Six IMOCA boats lined up for the start of the Artemis Challenge in Cowes this morning (Thursday) including five boats that competed in the last Vendée Globe with the sixth, Artemis Ocean Racing, skippered by another well-known name, Brian Thompson.  At the end of a closely fought contest, it was Macif skippered by François Gabart, which won the race in the IMOCA category, finishing just two minutes ahead of Hugo Boss.

Artemis Challenge

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Superyacht cup 2013 video

This Video is brought to you by Anchovy Luxury. The Super Yacht Cup was one of the most competitive Superyacht regattas of the year with a truly world-class fleet including 5 of the famous J Class yachts.