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Appealing qualities

Brazilian yacht manufacturer Schaefer introduced their new, top-of-the-line yacht Schaefer 800 in 2013.

Qualified by navy service record

The two Indonesian islands of Batam and Karimun Besar are connected by a ferry service – a small fleet of ferries operated by PT Palindo.

It’s rocket science, all right!

The European Space Agency (ESA) built a spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Heavy-duty push and pull job

Having served for 30 years in the Cold War, submarine CLAMAGORE was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989 and was moved to the Patriots Point Marine Museum in Charleston, South...

Taking the effort out of docking

Spanish yacht builder Astondoa makes custom-designed luxury yachts. “Just as there are no two people alike, there are not two Astondoas alike”.

More power, less emissions

There is much more to Volvo Penta than diesel engines. In the US, many boaters prefer a powerful gasolinefuelled engine.

The heart of the yacht

The Volvo Ocean Race is not only a demonstration of human endeavor and endurance; it’s also a display of performance, reliability and, perhaps most, versatility in a single product.

Pile driving with a small impact

PTC is a French manufacturer of hydraulic power packs and pile driving equipment – the kind known as Vibrodrivers, using vertically vibratory hammers. They are used for pile driving at...

Restored to former glory

The Steinlager 2 is a legendary racing yacht, built in New Zealand in the late 1980s. It won a number of races including all six legs of the Whitbread 1989-90.

A bright idea for Formula 1 racing

The Singapore Grand Prix was the first Formula 1 race to run at night. And it still does. The 61 laps, or 308 kilometers, are run under high-powered artificial lights.

Riding the wave of success

Yachting is the new mega trend in Shanghai. According to Forbes magazine, a current development plan is in place for 11 new yacht piers holding 20,000 boats. It’s a market boom for domestic...

Diesel engine for sail!

With a Volvo Penta sailboat package, German sailboat shipyards tick all the sailor’s boxes: quiet and smooth operation, responsive and powerful maneuvering and easy maintenance.

Going for gold

Pogo is one of Alaska’s top gold mines. More than 2,500 tonnes of ore is extracted every day in 30 miles of underground tunnels.

Powerful winds are blowing

Offshore wind farms grow. Turbines are being installed in Northern Europe at a rapid rate, with the UK in the forefront and Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark picking up speed.