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Nordhavn Flagship at SuperYacht Miami Show

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE) has announced the current flagship of its fleet, Nordhavn 120 My Aurora, will be displayed at the SuperYacht Miami Show next week, which runs February 13-17.Nordhavn’s Chief of Design, Jeff Leishman, created a yacht that has the fit and feel of most boats in the 150-foot range, yet designed so that it is managed with the ease of a smaller yacht. Her captain astutely remarked that My Aurora “is a 50-meter yacht in a 32-meter package.”My Aurora offers a sky lounge…

Signing of the third SunStone Ships contract on a vessel in the INFINITY class. Photo: Ulstein Design & Solutions

SunStone Orders Third Expedition Cruise Vessel at CMHI Yard

Miami-based  SunStone Ships has declared option number two at CMHI shipyard after signing a long-term charter contract with Victory Cruise Line for the vessel, with a total of three newbuilds now under construction at the Chinese yard.A press release from the manager of passenger ships across the globe said that it  originally placed one firm contract and nine options on Ulstein deliveries of expedition cruise vessel designs and equipment packages back in 2017.All ten vessels are part of SunStone Ships’ series of vessels in the ‘INFINITY-class’.

Expedition Cruising: Full Speed Ahead in China

Talk of trade wars and politics aside, attention should be paid to a growing relationship between U.S.-based SunStone Ships, Inc. and Chinese shipyard China Merchants Heavy Industries in Haimen, China, as the pair is quietly growing a cruise shipbuilding business in China. Sunstone announced that on June 12, 2018, the keel was laid for the first Infinity Class vessel Greg Mortimer, the first in a series that could eventually total 10 high-spec expedition cruise vessels.Greg Mortimer…

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Refits Completed at Feadship Preserve Brand Status

In addition to creating the finest pure-custom yachts, Feadship also has a thriving business in refitting Feadships for owners who require that their superyacht retains its brand status and be ready in time for the new season. Four iconic Feadships were recently delivered in Feadship-new condition and the variety of work on Aurora, Cipitouba (ex. Seaflower), Drizzle and Tatasu testifies to the endless options offered by the dedicated refit teams. Originally launched in 1992, the 50-meter Aurora has been maintained to Feadship standard throughout her life.

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Aurora Delivers Comanche

Comanche, the sleek 100-foot super maxi owned by Netscape founder, Jim Clark and his Australian supermodel wife Kristy Hinze Clark, has arrived in Australia to once again take part in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Arriving in Sydney under the care of Peters & May UK, resident agents Aurora Global Logistics then take over to ensure a smooth discharge and delivery. “In conjunction with our network partners Peters & May, Aurora offer a range of reliable transport options for private yacht owners…

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Aurora Sponsors Adventure 4 a Cure 2013.

Aurora Global announced official sponsorship of Andrew Abrahams – Adventure 4 a Cure Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge 2013. Andrew Abrahams is Australia’s long distance rowing world record holder and in less than six months he will be taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. Commencing December 2, this race is considered one of the world’s toughest nautical challenges and is the ultimate test in mental and physical endurance. Andrew will row solo across 5,000 km (3…

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Katie Sails into New Role

Experienced sailor Katie Austen has been appointed as new office administrator at Drew Marine Signal and Safety, the world’s leading marine distress signal company. Katie (25) has taken part in tall ship races and was just four years old when she owned her first boat, so knows just how important it is for craft to carry marine distress signals. She says, “I always enjoy sailing and being on the water. But when the swell gets up high it can be easy not to see someone in the water…

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