Sailing through the Sound

A super yacht, worth £200million, has been seen cruising across the sound after being shifted from the dockyerd of Devonport. The yacht’s name is Alamshar. It belongs to The Aga Khan, who leads world’s twenty million Ismaili Muslims.

There were rumors regarding sailing about Aga Khan’s purchase after he came to lift it up at start of July. The 164 ft long yacht – named Project 305 – was licensed in the 90s in the expectation that this could break the world speed record for yachts and beat transatlantic record of 2 days, ten hours and thirty four minutes. (more…)

Hodgdon Yachts sets up Comanche racing yacht

It has almost been around a year since Jim Clark accredited Hodgdon Yachts to make him a brand new racing yacht. This last weekend, the new racer the Comanche, at last touched down in the waters of Boothbay.

Hundreds and hundreds of people assembled in East Boothbay’s Shipbuilder’s Park last Saturday, immediately next to the Hodgdon Yachts, to see the vessel’s launch. With red and black paint and at hundred feet long by thirty feet wide, the hull of the boat crawl out of its warehouse construction on stilts and made its path to the platform which would lower this into the sea. (more…)