North Sails Introduces Eco-Friendly Sails with RENEW Range

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North Sails, the leader in sail manufacturing, has announced the arrival of a new eco-friendly sail range: RENEW. This North Paneled Laminate (NPL) sailcloth, specially designed for cruising boats ranging from 25 to 45 feet, is composed of over 90% recycled and bio-sourced materials, without compromising performance. A Crucial Transition to Sustainable Sails North Sails is now spearheading a major technological advancement in sustainable sails. …

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Torqeedo Unveils Cutting-Edge Electric Marine Solutions at boot 2024

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At the heart of Torqeedo’s booth lies an array of electric drive systems, ranging from 1 kW to 200 kW on a system level. These systems are designed for small leisure boats, sailboats, powerboats, and even larger yachts. Noteworthy products include the Travel Family for small boats, the ultra-efficient Cruise system for boats up to 12 tons, and the modular Deep Blue systems for yachts …

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Four Winns H2e Receives Boating Magazine’s Prestigious “Best Runabout of 2023” Award

“This exceptionally well-done bowrider offers style and substance in equally heavy measure,” praises Boating Magazine. The H2e, powered by the E-Motion electric marine powertrain from Vision Marine Technologies, not only sets a world record as the fastest electric boat but also delivers amazing performance on the water. Innovation in Electric Boating Technology The E-Motion outboard engine on the H2e shares technology with its quick-moving counterpart, …

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Plankton Planet on Board Perseverance: Unprecedented Scientific Exploration of the Mysteries of the Southern Ocean

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An ambitious initiative led by Member of the European Parliament Catherine Chabaud and CNRS biologist Colomban de Vargas came to life on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, with the launch of the participatory oceanology program Plankton Planet aboard Perseverance, the polar exploration and future resupply schooner designed by Jean-Louis Etienne for the Polar Pod. Discovering the Microscopic World of Oceans During a three-week rotation in the …

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The World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Boat with Revolutionary Printed Circuit Board Fuel Cell Technology

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The HyTime project, backed by the UK government, has reached a historic milestone with the conclusion of real-world testing. Bramble Energy, in partnership with Barrus, has developed groundbreaking fuel cell technology to power the world’s first hydrogen-electric boat. Innovative Technology for Decarbonizing the Maritime Sector Bramble Energy has designed, developed, and deployed a marinized printed circuit board fuel cell (PCBFC™), a groundbreaking application for narrowboats. …

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What are the 5 longest rivers in the world?


Rivers are at the heart of the evolution of the world’s civilizations. They have enabled the creation of some of the world’s greatest cities, and even today they shape our borders. The most powerful rivers carry our imaginations as much as fertile silt. Among them, some stand out for their extraordinary size. Their titanic course crosses continents and borders. Rivers have been indispensable to all …

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The Oceanis 38.1: An Innovative and Elegant Sailboat by Bénéteau

Oceanis 38.1

The Oceanis 38.1 by Bénéteau is a magnificent sailboat that seamlessly combines functionality, performance, and elegance in boat sizes where function typically takes precedence over customization. This new version intelligently blends these three qualities to provide an unforgettable sailing experience. 1. Meticulous and Spacious Interior Design For the Nauta Design team, the challenge was to increase living spaces in the salon while offering more privacy …

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The 5 Most Devastating Storms in France Since 1980


When thinking of devastating storms in France, several names come to mind. Since 1980, France has experienced dozens of storms causing significant material and human losses. Discover our summary of the five most powerful storms that have struck France since 1980. 1. Storm Lothar (December 26, 1999) Lothar is undoubtedly one of the most striking storms in France since 1980. It blew up to 173 …

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What Are Sailboats with 2 Masts Called?


Sailboats with two masts can go by different names depending on their mast placement and the type of rigging they carry. Let’s explore the various names for two-masted sailboats and the differences between a ketch, a schooner, and a yawl. Sailboats, majestic symbols of freedom, may appear mysterious to those who aren’t avid sailors. However, this diversity and these mysteries are also the treasures of …

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Government Reinforces French Action Plan to Assess and Reduce Accidental Small Cetacean Captures in the Bay of Biscay

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In the realm of marine conservation and coastal affairs, significant strides have been taken to strengthen the French action plan aimed at addressing accidental captures of small cetaceans in the Bay of Biscay. This comprehensive plan is set to span from 2024 to 2026 and comes as a response to a pivotal decision by the Council of State on March 20, 2023. Bolstering the Action …

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The Lofoten Islands: Norwegian Treasures in the Heart of the North Sea

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Located north of the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands are an exceptionally beautiful archipelago nestled in the heart of the North Sea. The Lofoten Islands are renowned for their spectacular landscapes, picturesque fishing villages, and unique atmosphere. If you’re looking to experience Norway in all its natural splendor, the Lofoten Islands are a destination not to be missed. Exceptional Location The Lofoten Islands enjoy an …

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Exploring the Port of Agay

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Nestled on the French Riviera, the Port of Agay is a small gem nestled between the sea and the mountains. With its exceptional location in the heart of the bay and easy access, this Provençal port is an invitation to discover the treasures of the Esterel. From boat rentals to cruises to Saint-Tropez, the port offers a plethora of activities to suit all tastes. Its …

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The Most Beautiful Places on the French Basque Coast

Biarritz, Pays basque

The Basque Coast is a region along the Atlantic coast that is rich in natural and, above all, cultural treasures. Nestled between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the coast offers an exceptional setting for a family or friends’ vacation. I invite you to discover the most beautiful places on the Basque Coast, from cities to visit, paradisiacal beaches to relax on, historical monuments, …

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Rogue Waves: Mysterious and Destructive Marine Phenomena

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Some legends frighten sailors, just like they do landlubbers. But are all stories merely legends? Among the things that terrify sailors the most, rogue waves rank high on the list. And these are very real. But are they frequent, and how do they form? Let’s explore that together. Oceans are unpredictable and hide numerous secrets, among which the phenomenon of rogue waves stands out as …

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The new Oceanis 37.1, by Beneteau

Bénéteau Oceanis 37.1

The latest addition to the Oceanis cruisers, the 37-foot model, builds upon the advancements of the seventh generation and incorporates them into its design. BENETEAU has launched eight models since 2017, and this new release completes the lineup, solidifying its position as a benchmark in the market. The Oceanis 37.1 will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Visitors will have the …

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Jeanneau 64, a high-end cruising yacht

Jeanneau 64

The Jeanneau 64, which came out of the shipyard of the same name in 2014, is a cruising yacht somewhere between a production yacht and a yacht. This top-of-the-range cruiser has succeeded in combining top-of-the-range comfort with the pleasure of sailing. Presentation of an exceptional sailing boat. The Jeanneau 64 is an exceptional yacht that combines performance, elegance and comfort to offer an unforgettable sailing …

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Discover the various types of cruise boats: Monohull sailboats, catamarans, trawlers


In recent years, the popularity of cruising has grown significantly. With this increase in demand, it’s no surprise that there are now a wide variety of boat types available to suit different preferences and requirements. In this article, we will explore some of the most popular types of cruise boats, including monohull sailboats, catamarans, and trawlers. Monohull sailboats: The classic choice for sailing enthusiasts Monohull …

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The 5 best catamarans for a cruise to the Caribbean

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Do you dream of discovering the West Indies and its heavenly islands? Opt for a catamaran cruise! This type of boat offers unequalled comfort for sailing from island to island, while enjoying the beauty of the Caribbean landscapes. In this article, we present the 5 best catamarans for a cruise to the West Indies, including Martinique, Guadeloupe, the Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Puerto Rico and …

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Explore the Captivating Islands of Southern Brittany, France

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Discover the charm of southern Brittany with a picturesque cruise to its stunning islands. This stretch of coastline in western France is adorned with breathtaking island gems like Les Glénan, Groix, Belle-Île, Houat, and the Golfe du Morbihan. These idyllic destinations offer an enchanting escape from everyday life, immersing you in a world of natural beauty, culture, and history. Navigating the Spectacular Southern Brittany Coastline …

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5 reasons to discover Brittany, in France


Brittany is one of the most touristic regions in France. Its geographical location and its culture are two assets that make it a very popular region for European tourists. Many travellers come to discover the Armorican peninsula from April to September. While this is the most colourful period for the region, it is well worth a visit all year round. Here are 5 good reasons …

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How to choose the mooring lines for your boat?

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In the world of sailing, mooring lines play a crucial role in keeping your boat safe. Whether you are an experienced sailor or a budding sailor, it is essential to know the different types of mooring lines and the factors to consider when choosing the right ones for your boat. In this article, we will guide you through the key elements to help you make …

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Which sailboat for a round-the-world trip?

voilier pour tour du monde

Sailing around the world is a dream for many yachtsmen, but also for would-be adventurers. But setting off on a transatlantic or Pacific crossing requires a good choice of yacht. We will see together what are the different types of sailboats, monohulls or multihulls, to go around the world. We will also see what are the important criteria to take into account when choosing the …

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The most beautiful places of New Caledonia

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Far from the stress of the big cities, New Caledonia represents a haven of peace for any visitor wishing to spend a special stay rich in pleasures. Made up of a group of islands located in remote Oceania, it is distinguished by its beautiful landscapes and its great cultural wealth. This is reflected in the respective attractions of five of its territories which form part …

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