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We are a premier yacht charter provider in Singapore with over 11 years of experience. Our charters are four hours long and we will go to Lazarus Island, which is about 30 minutes away from mainland Singapore. There, you can enjoy our yacht’s facilities, complimentary water activities and spend quality time with your loved ones.

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We strive to be the best in offering trust and reliability to our guests.

Affordable luxury.

We aim to provide our customers fair and reasonable prices for our yacht charter services as we believe yachts do not always have to be exclusive.

Best Prices in the Market

All our prices are nett (no GST), all-inclusive and transparent. There are no hidden costs that you'll need to worry about.

Award Winning Service

We strive to uphold a “customer-first” work ethic to provide the best possible yacht charter experience. You will receive personalised attention from our customer service team until your booking process is complete.

What our Guests Say

3 years ago.

Fantastic boat with a great crew. We spent day on water with work colleagues and had a really good day – the boat is well appointed with all the facilities you need. We did some fishing too, the crew set up rods and helped those that were new to fishing. All around a very enjoyable day on a well run boat!!!

Troy Mcnamara

Great yacht experience with White Sails, would book again with them!

The Nocturne

Excellent Yacht Charter.. They accepted our last minute booking and even provided a flexible payment scheme.. Very helpful staff to answer all of our queries.. Very clear instructions before boarding and safety briefing from Mr Freddy and MM.. A very skillful Captain, he was able to navigate the sail effortlessly.. No bumps or humps and definitely no sea-sickness too.. A wide selection of KTV songs from Mandarin oldies to current and English too.. We certainly enjoyed our time there and definitely will recommend to others too..

Siti Nor Aisyah

5 months ago.

10/10 once in a lifetime experience!! Never had so much fun before. Boat was spotless and crew members were helpful and professional, especially as it was my first time fishing. Will definitely come again and recommend everyone I know!!

2 years ago

Nice yatch – spacious for party of 5, well maintained and clean, reasonably priced, good crew and service. Had a very memorable evening with family – recommend taking the addl. option of Marina View sail to enjoy more time sailing, as trip to Lazarus and back can be short.

Apurva Gupta

What to prepare.

SunRise can take 18 guests while SunRider can take 16 guests, regardless of age. 1 infant is also considered as 1 guest. 

All charters will be accompanied by 1 Captain and 1 crew. 

There are Visitor Carparks in both One15 Marina and Marina at Keppel Bay. Please note we are tenants of both marinas so we are not able to issue complimentary tickets. 

The cruises carries a basic public liability insurance for its passengers, however personal travel / cancellation / accident insurance is strongly recommended.

SunRise has a master bedroom cabin that you can use if you need to rest during the charter. SunRider unfortunately does not come with cabins. 

There are no restrictions. 

Mobile phone coverage is dependent on the cruise destination and your phone provider. In an emergency the yacht can also be contacted by radio. We don’t have wifi onboard, yacht charters are a great opportunity for you to detox from the screen. 

All of our yachts have either 12 volt sockets or standard 3 pin plug sockets. You are more than welcome to use these sockets when you are in a marina and the boat is connected to shore power.

All of our yachts fully comply with the code of practice for small commercial vessels and meet all requirements as set down by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore! All boats are checked before and after each trip and all safety equipment is serviced on a regular basis.

There are heads (toilets) and showers onboard the yacht.

Smoking is strictly NOT permitted onboard! For safety reasons, smoking in cabins and staterooms is prohibited on our yachts.

While our yachts are both double hulled catamarans designed to be more stable on sea, if you know you are susceptible, then it is worth buying some motion sickness tablets from the pharmacy and bringing them with you.

Minimum duration of charter is 2 hours while the maximum duration is 12 hours. 

We are not GST registered hence NO GST will be imposed!

Our yacht welcomes children! However, the crew cannot provide child-minding or babysitting services. Parents or accompanying adults should take care of them at all times. Life jackets will be provided for children aged 5 and above. For children below 5, we recommend bringing your own life jackets. Life jackets can be bought at Decathlon. 

There is no age limit! However, one important point that we DO need to make ( and of course, this doesn’t apply just to age)—is that a yacht does need a certain amount of physical mobility. You need to be comfortable climbing over one boat to another to get to dock at times; in and out of inflatable dinghies; across a narrow gangplank from boat to shore, and so forth.

In order to secure a yacht for charter, a fully signed charter agreement must be completed. 100% charter fee must be paid to confirm a booking.

Pets are not allowed onboard for health and safety reasons, and sea travel can be extremely uncomfortable for some animals.

Yes, most other yachts do not allow outside caters, but on our yachts clients may use outside catering services. If you any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Have any questions or special requests? Reach out to us via our platforms below and one of our friendly customer service representatives will get back to you. 

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The Spirit of Dallas

The Spirit of Dallas

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Set sail aboard The Spirit Of Dallas on the waters of White Rock Lake. Join us for our Family, Afternoon, Sunset, and Night Sky Sails. Create memories with your friends and family as you craft an unforgettable experience together.

Be sure to explore our boats on Lake Ray Hubbard – DFW Boat Ride .

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We offer day and evening sails on White Rock Lake aboard The Spirit of Dallas.

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Sunset Sail

Looking for a great relaxing way to finish off your day? Join us aboard The Spirit of Dallas for a sunset sail on beautiful White Rock Lake. Bring a picnic to enjoy during the sail.

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Afternoon Sail

A sail aboard The Spirit of Dallas is a great opportunity to see White Rock Lake’s natural beauty. Guests can bring a picnic to enjoy during the sail.

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Family Sail

Bring the family and enjoy a sail aboard The Spirit of Dallas on beautiful White Rock Lake. All ages are welcome aboard.

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Night Sky Sail

Enjoy an evening sail aboard The Spirit of Dallas and experience the tranquility of White Rock Lake. Book online today!

Private Sail

A great way to entertain clients, employees, friends, and family. A private sail aboard The Spirit of Dallas on White Rock Lake.

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Have A Relaxing And Peaceful Experience!

This Spirit of Dallas cruise was amazing. The lake is so beautiful and the sunset is more gorgeous from the relaxing deck of the catamaran.

This Experience is informative of White Rock Park historic beginning , a beautiful romantic sunset, and a great way to calm down from a stressful day with love ones.

We had a lovely sunset cruise on the Spirit of Dallas. My son learned so much about the boat and the history of White Rock. Thank you for marking this a special day for his birthday !

Fantastic way to see the most beautiful spot in Dallas! Very relaxing and romantic. They say no alcohol but if you're discreet they won't hassle you. Feel free to bring snacks and you've got yourself and fantastic happy hour!

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White Sails Yacht – Live Your Life On The High Seas

White Sails Yacht – Live Your Life On The High Seas

Who are we?

White Sails Yacht is a premier yacht charter provider in Singapore. Founded in 2011, White Sails has come a long way, from being a brand new entrant with no background knowledge of the nautical world, to becoming an established name today, with regulars coming back for more.

Since our inception 10 years ago, the team at White Sails has strongly maintained its core mission, which is to detract from the common perception that yacht charters are meant for the rich and exclusive. By packaging its yacht charters at affordable prices, White Sails hopes that its services are accessible to the general populace, and that more people will be able to have the option to spend a wonderful time with their favourite people onboard a yacht.

What do we do?

In essence, White Sails provides 4-hour private yacht charters to Lazarus Island. Accompanied by an experienced Captain and crew, guests can enjoy the experience of cruising in the Singapore Strait onboard a luxury yacht. The luxury yacht, SunRise, is a beautiful double-hulled catamaran, with three cabins, basic kitchen facilities, heated showers and bathrooms which guests are free to enjoy and use while out at sea. SunRise is pretty large too, with a maximum cruising capacity of 20 pax (including Captain and crew) during the pre-covid19 days.

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Once at Lazarus Island, guests can choose to enjoy the complimentary water activities that are provided in the charter package. The complimentary water activities are kayaking, snorkelling and fishing (guests have to bring their own bait). Alternatively, guests can also choose to explore the beautiful island on foot. Lazarus Island boasts a beautiful beach that’s so underrated, even locals aren’t aware of its existence.

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Why should you charter a yacht?

Living in a small city-state like Singapore, we are bound to run out of ideas on how to spend our weekends or special occasions in a unique and memorable way. Why not take it up a notch with a private yacht charter instead? Think of yachts as multi-purpose function halls that float on water – guests are free to host a myriad of events and occasions, from birthday parties and corporate retreats, to wedding photoshoots and marriage proposals. Here at White Sails, we are very experienced with organising such events and we will do our best to help you with your planning and logistics as well. We guarantee that the experience gained from a yacht party will be unique, value-adding and very memorable for your guests and loved ones.

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In addition, if you have your own ideas or would like to make some special requests to the itinerary, simply drop us a line and we will do our best to accommodate your requests and provide meaningful suggestions to assist in your planning. The sky’s the limit when it comes to planning an event onboard the yacht.

Still not convinced? Here, we have broken down in detail  7 reasons  why you should charter a yacht during your next gathering.

How can you enhance your yacht charter experience?

Apart from just visiting Lazarus Island and enjoying the yacht’s amenities, White Sails also offers guests some add-on services that can help to further enhance the yacht charter experience.

Guests can consider the following chargeable add-on services to improve their charter:

  • Anchoring at the beach lagoon at Lazarus Island for a more private setting with the beach as a backdrop
  • Having a BBQ meal onboard the yacht, whereby the crew will set up the pit and grill the food
  • Enjoying a cruise past the other neighboring Southern Islands, which are all rich in history and folklore
  • Ending the charter with a City Skyline Cruise past the Marina Bay area on the way back to the marina

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I want to rent a yacht – what do I do?

Here at White Sails, we aim to provide our guests the most efficient and seamless process possible when they book a yacht charter with us.

Guests can book from us via the following ways:

  • Using the online booking form on our  website
  • WhatsApp us at 86617600 and one of our representatives will come back to you almost immediately
  • Drop us an email to  [email protected]

When booking with us, simply provide us with your preferred date of charter, preferred time slot, number of people attending the charter and your name – and we will check the booking calendar before getting back to you on availability and next steps for booking confirmation. The above contact avenues can also be used to direct any questions that you might have before committing to a charter.

On that note, the Team at White Sails looks forward to hosting you onboard SunRise!

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10 of the most expensive sailing yachts in the world

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With stunning sleek lines, billowing white sails and bespoke interiors, these are some of the most beautiful and expensive sailing yachts in the world

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From the iconic Camper and Nicholson-designed  J-Class, Endeavour to the showstopping Maltese Falcon, each of these stunning yachts are guaranteed to get adoring looks wherever they sail to in the world. With sleek exteriors and state of the art interiors, these vessels are the ultimate way to sail in sheer luxury.

Valquest – £8.87 million

A sailing superuacht with a white hull and while sails

From the pen of the legendary  Ed Dubois , Valquest has a sleek look, helped by its low profile deckhouse.

The all-aluminium sailing yacht has a modern interior, with stunning white leather and mahogany throughout the 40.8-metre (133.7ft) ship.

She was delivered in 2009 by the Dutch yard Bloemsma van Breemen, which also built Lionheart, the first J-Class with an aluminium hull.

On board, an exclusive guest list of up to nine people can be luxuriously accommodated in a large owner’s suite, two double and one twin cabin – all with en suite shower facilities and state-of-the-art entertainment centres.

A leather white sofa and saloon with accents of red and black on board one of the most expensive sailing yachts in the world, Valquest

The split-level main saloon really impresses: skylights allow plenty of natural light, while the stunning separate dining room and bar is ideal for formal dining and entertaining.

For those wanting to relax on deck, a covered social area is perfect for alfresco parties.

Valquest  is currently on the market and can be inspected in Monaco.

Bliss – £10.83 million

A sailing superyacht with red and white sails

One of the few sporty composite sailing superyachts currently on the market, Bliss is a yacht designed to serve two masters – those who have a passion to cruise the world and those who love the thrill of racing.

She was launched in 2010 by Yachting Developments, New Zealand, which was responsible for the refit of the America’s Cup J-Class, Endeavour and for restoring Sir Peter Blake’s first yacht – Bandit.

Another beauty from the design boards of Dubois Naval Architects, Bliss has a characteristic sleek exterior.

The saloon in white, red and black on board the superyacht Bliss

Inside she doesn’t disappoint, with a contemporary and luxurious interior décor by Design Unlimited, featuring a palette of white, grey, red and black.

The 36.8-metre (120.7ft) Bliss can take up to 10 guests in three cabins.

Shenandoah of Sark – £13.68 million

One of the most expensive sailing yachts - the schooner Shenandoah of Sark

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A must for the true sailing connoisseur, Shenandoah of Sark has to be one of the most unique and desirable yachts in the world.

This classic 1902 three-masted gaff rigged schooner has a rich history and was built to be the ultimate retirement luxury by one of the richest bankers in America, Charles Fahnestock.

She is a true tribute to the bygone age of sail and epitomises beauty, grace, elegance and speed.

The 55-metre (180ft) ship was last refitted in 2009, with traditional and contemporary interior styling by the late Italian architect Gae Aulenti , who was responsible for the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and Bureau Veritas.

Wood lined rooms, glass skylights and port holes and a wood and brass onboard library certainly add to the ambience on board: think the golden age of yachting.

Shenandoah can accommodate an intimate gathering of up to 10 people, with a luxurious master cabin, along with three double cabins and two additional pullmans.

Endeavour – £15.97 million

J Class wooden superycht - one of the most expensive sailing yachts in the world

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A rare chance to own a piece of America’s Cup history , and a yacht often attributed for the resurgence of the J-Class.

When she challenged for the Auld Mug in 1934, Endeavour was one of the most advanced ships of the day.

Built by Camper and Nicholson, the yacht’s owner, Thomas Sopwith utilised his aviation design expertise on her rig and winches, as well as giving her a steel hull and mast.

Although the America’s Cup challenge was unsuccessful, the 39.56-metre (130 ft) Endeavour still made her mark in the racing circuit and won the hearts of many.

Wood floors and panelling inside the J-Class Endeavour

Sadly, a series of owners mistreated her and she was left a complete wreck, abandoned in the Solent until she was bought by Elizabeth Meyer in 1984.

Endeavour was completed rebuilt by the Royal Huisman Shipyard in 1989 before undergoing an extensive refit in 2010/11 by Yachting Developments, New Zealand, which included a new deck structure and deck layout and a new rig and sails.

This stunning  yacht can sleep up to eight guests in a master suite, two doubles with en suite facilities and a twin cabin with bunk beds.

Marie – £25.61 million

An expensive sailing yacht with a red and black hull and red, white and black sails

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With her distinct red and black hull, Marie certainly stands out from the crowd.

Reminiscent of a pirate ship (she even has miniature canons on board), there is nothing brusque about her stunning open-plan golden interior.

Large skylights provide plenty of natural light and the high gloss anigre finish gives a warm feel throughout.

This 55-metre (180ft) ketch even has a Steinway baby grand piano – for anyone wanting to relive the luxurious and decadent Great Gatsby lifestyle.

Marie has many elegant design features like the private aft owner’s cockpit and the Art Deco inspired skylight above the oval dining table.

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Marie was penned by Dutchman Andre Hoek, who designed the winner of the 2017 America’s Cup Superyacht Yacht Regatta in Bermuda, Lionheart .

This superyacht thoroughbred can sleep up to 10 guests in four luxurious cabins fit for a king.

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Athena – £41 million

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The fourth largest sailing yacht in the world, the graceful and majestic Athena is a timeless classic.

This three masted 90-metre schooner has played host to the likes of Hollywood actors Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Griffin Dunne and Fisher Stevens.

Designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder with Dykstra Naval Architects and built by the Royal Huisman Shipyard, she is based on the Italian fashion designer family Gucci’s 1927 wooden schooner, Creole.

A double bed in a cabin on board the Athena superyacht

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The 90-metre (295.3ft) Athena is a true blend of traditional yachting style, along with modern sailing technology.

Designed by Rebecca Bradley Interior Design, her rich interior features wood and a palette of blues and creams.

Five sumptuous cabins, including a stunning full beam master suite, can sleep 10 in utter luxury.

Sybaris – £80.29 million

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Sleek and sculptured, Sybaris  is the sixth largest private yacht in the world, and everything about her is elegant and impressive.

Launched last year, she was designed by the creators of the iconic Maltese Falcon, Perini Navi, along with the expertise of the award winning designed Philippe Briand.

Her size and scale amaze: Sybaris is powered by 3,000sq m of sail. She also has two Rondal custom produced carbon masts, a retractable keel, and a new captive winch system.

Down below, it is easy to see why she won last year’s Monaco Yacht Show ‘s best interior award.

The interior of the sixth largest private yacht in the world - Sybaris

The Miami-based PH Design has created a spacious and luxurious open plan living space, with a focused use of titanium throughout the yacht.

The lustrous alloy was used for handholds, rails and other fittings. Specialist craftsmen from the F1 world were brought in to help with the construction.

Bespoke furniture and bleached oak joinery gives it a contemporary style, and 12 guests can be comfortably accommodated the six guest cabins. The full-beam owner’s suite includes two bathrooms a dressing area, walk-in wardrobe, an office and lounge.

Outside, a broad, well-protected deck affords private dining and lounging, with a unique 60-foot flybridge offering incredible views under sail.

The 70-meter (230ft)  Sybaris is currently for sale, lying in the Monaco area.

Eos – £116.45 million

the stunning expensive sailing yacht, Eos

A former holder of the largest private sailing yacht in the world title, the custom sail yacht Eos was build by the world famous Lürssen shipyard.

The 92.9 metre (304.89ft) Bermuda rigged schooner belongs to billionaire media mogul Barry Diller and his fashion designer wife, Diane von Fürstenberg.

She was delivered in 2006 and underwent a refit in 2013 following a fire on board.

Eos’ interior has been designed by François Catroux, named by Vanity Fair as the “Über-Rich’s Favorite Interior Designer”.

Known for his symmetrical design, Catroux previously penned the interior design for another Lürssen superyacht – the 316-foot Limitless.

Eos has a clean and contemporary interior, with a use of neutral tones and wood.

She can take up to 16 guests and 21 crew and features a displacement aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. Eos has plenty of toys and tenders to keep guests entertained at sea.

Maltese Falcon  – £116.45-£232 million

The stunning superyacht Maltese Falcon at full sail

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Chartered by the likes of Tom Hanks and Hugh Jackman, the iconic Maltese Falcon has to be one of the most photographed and best known yachts of all time.

The 88-metre (288.7ft) Perini Navi yacht is famed for its revolutionary sailing system – the Falcon Rig – which delivers exceptional performance and speed.

The square rigged DynaRig sail plan is automated. Three self-standing and rotating masts accommodate 15 sails for a total sail area of 2,400sq m. These are controlled by a touch of a button on the ship’s bridge.

Although purists might argue the Maltese Falcon is not a true sailing superyacht, most agree that she is stunning to behold.

A bedroom on board the superyacht Maltese Falcon

The VIP outside bedroom

Original built for the American capitalist Tom Perkins (he would only ever say that she cost more than $150 million, but less than $300 million), the Maltese Falcon was later sold for $100 million to one of the richest women in the world, billionaire hedge fund founder Elena Ambrosiadou.

Today, she is available for charter, taking up to 12 guests for the most luxurious holiday of their lives: think Jacuzzis, an al fresco cinema, spa, gym, spacious saloon and a crew of 17 to deliver your every want and need.

Sailing Yacht A – £360 million

the most expensive sailing yacht in the world - A

Sailing Yacht A is the world’s most expensive privately owned sailing superyacht.

Again, while many argue that she is not a true sailing yacht, her size certainly makes her impressive.

The leviathan is a staggering 143-metres (469 ft) long, and has three distinctive mast which are some of the tallest and most highly loaded freestanding composite structures in the world.

Each mast can sustain 90 knots of wind.

The three sails were created in 2016 at Doyle Sailmakers in Salem, Massachusetts, and the tallest mast – 91 metres – even has a small room inside.

Built for the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, the sail-assisted superyacht has been designed by Frenchman Philippe Starck, who was behind Melnichenko’s previous superyacht, Motor Yacht A, and Steve Jobs’ superyacht, Venus.

This advanced superyacht has a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system and state-of-the-art navigation systems.

A balcony on Sailing Yacht A

One of the balconies on board. Credit: GTRES/PA Images

The interior is kept a closely guarded secret, although it is believed that Sailing Yacht A has eight floors.

Much has been made of its unique 93-square-foot curved glass observation pod in the vessel’s hull.

Sailing Yacht A was built at Nobiskrug’s shipyard at Kiel, Germany, and features teak, and a steel hull and steel superstructure with high-tech composite fashion plates that can be formed into any shape or size.

Inside, Sailing Yacht can luxuriously accommodate up to 20 guests and a crew of 54.

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White Sails Yacht

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White Sails is a premier yacht charter provider in Singapore. Accompanied by our experienced Captain and crew, you will board one of our two catamarans (SunRise or SunRider) and cruise to Lazarus Island, which is about a 30min away from mainland Singapore.

There, you can enjoy water activities such as kayaking, fishing and snorkeling; enjoy a good karaoke session onboard and escape the hustle and bustle of city life without breaking the bank.

Offer Details

15% off 4 Hour Yacht Charters onboard SunRise

  • Up to 10 pax - $764.15 nett on weekdays (Mon-Thur, U.P. $899) and $934.15 nett on weekends (Fri-Sun, U.P. $1099)
  • Per additional pax after - $60 (U.P. $80)
  • This yacht can take a maximum of 18 pax, excluding Captain and crew
  • Comes with 2 kayaks, 2 snorkel kits, 2 fishing rods (excluding bait) and 1 floating mat.
  • Comes with a karaoke system. • Charter is 4h long and our time slots are 9am-1pm, 130pm- 530pm and 6pm-10pm.
  • Charter will start and end at One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove.

15% off 4 Hour Yacht Charters onboard SunRider

  • Up to 10 pax - $679.15 nett on weekdays (Mon-Thur, U.P. $799) and $849.15 nett on weekends (Fri-Sun, U.P. $999)
  • Per additional pax after - $50 (U.P. $60)
  • This yacht can take a maximum of 16 pax, excluding Captain and crew
  • Comes with 2 stand up paddles, 2 snorkel kits, 2 fishing rods (excluding bait) and 1 floating mat.
  • Comes with a karaoke system.
  • Charter is 4h long and our time slots are 8am-12pm, 1pm- 5pm and 6pm-10pm.
  • Charter will start and end at Marina at Keppel Bay

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Current to 31 December 2024

Address: 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497

WhatsApp/Call: 86617600

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: 9am-10pm

Website: https://whitesails.com.sg/

Terms and Conditions

  • Discount must not be used in conjunction with any other discounts, coupons or promotional vouchers.
  • Discount is applicable to Cordlife Circle Card holders only and Cordlife Circle Card must be presented at point of payment.
  • Management reserves the right to amend the above without prior notice.
  • Charter dates are subject to availability.
  • Dates and times of charter can only be locked in with 100% confirmation.
  • 100% confirmation entails full receipt of payment for yacht charter.
  • Weekdays are from Monday to Thursday and weekends are from Friday to Sunday.
  • Charter time slots: 9am-1pm, 130pm-530pm and 6pm- 10pm.
  • Each charter is subject to a maximum of 18 pax, excluding Captain and crew.
  • A 20% surcharge is applicable on eve of and on public holidays.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions.
  • All charters include: use of vessel, Captain and boat crew, fuel, post-charter cleaning, utilities, as well as 2 kayaks, 2 snorkel kits, 2 fishing rods and 1 floating mat.
  • 15% is not applicable on additional services: BBQ pit rental, Grilling Service, Food Catering and additional cruise options.
  • Optional charges apply for BBQ Pit Rental, Grilling Service and Food Catering, based on number of persons per charter.
  • Charter starts and ends at One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove.
  • Charter time slots: 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm and 6pm-10pm.
  • Each charter is subject to a maximum of 16 pax, excluding Captain and crew.
  • All charters include: use of vessel, Captain and boat crew, fuel, post-charter cleaning, utilities, as well as 2 stand up paddles, 2 snorkel kits, 2 fishing rods and 1 floating mat.
  • Charter starts and ends at Marina at Keppel Bay.

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32.9m  /  107'11 | valena yachting | 2000.

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The 32.9m/107'11" sail yacht 'White Wings' was built by Valena Yachting in Turkey.

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White Wings has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 suites comprising two VIP cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 6 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Range & Performance

Powered by twin diesel (2866LXE) 440hp engines, she comfortably cruises at 10 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 13 knots. Her water tanks store around 10,500 Litres of fresh water.

Length 32.9m / 107'11
Beam 7.8m / 25'7
Draft 3.4m / 11'2
Cruising Speed 10 Knots
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Builder Valena Yachting
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Length 32.9m / 107'11
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Built | Refit 2000
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Beam 7.8m / 25'7
Draft 3.4m / 11'2
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43 of the best bluewater sailboat designs of all time

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  • January 5, 2022

How do you choose the right yacht for you? We highlight the very best bluewater sailboat designs for every type of cruising

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Which yacht is the best for bluewater boating? This question generates even more debate among sailors than questions about what’s the coolest yacht , or the best for racing. Whereas racing designs are measured against each other, cruising sailors get very limited opportunities to experience different yachts in real oceangoing conditions, so what is the best bluewater sailboat?

Here, we bring you our top choices from decades of designs and launches. Over the years, the Yachting World team has sailed these boats, tested them or judged them for European Yacht of the Year awards, and we have sifted through the many to curate a selection that we believe should be on your wishlist.

Making the right choice may come down to how you foresee your yacht being used after it has crossed an ocean or completed a passage: will you be living at anchor or cruising along the coast? If so, your guiding requirements will be space, cabin size, ease of launching a tender and anchoring closer to shore, and whether it can comfortably accommodate non-expert-sailor guests.

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All of these considerations have generated the inexorable rise of the bluewater catamaran – monohulls can’t easily compete on these points. We have a full separate feature on the best bluewater multihulls of all time and here we mostly focus on monohulls. The only exceptions to that rule are two multihulls which made it into our best bluewater sailboats of 2022 list.

As so much of making the right choice is selecting the right boat for the venture in mind, we have separated out our edit into categories: best for comfort; for families; for performance; and for expedition or high latitudes sailing .

Best bluewater sailboats of 2022

The new flagship Allures 51.9, for example, is a no-nonsense adventure cruising design built and finished to a high standard. It retains Allures’ niche of using aluminium hulls with glassfibre decks and superstructures, which, the yard maintains, gives the optimum combination of least maintenance and less weight higher up. Priorities for this design were a full beam aft cabin and a spacious, long cockpit. Both are excellent, with the latter, at 6m long, offering formidable social, sailing and aft deck zones.

It likes some breeze to come to life on the wheel, but I appreciate that it’s designed to take up to five tonnes payload. And I like the ease with which you can change gears using the furling headsails and the positioning of the powerful Andersen winches inboard. The arch is standard and comes with a textile sprayhood or hard bimini.

Below decks you’ll find abundant headroom and natural light, a deep U-shape galley and cavernous stowage. For those who like the layout of the Amel 50 but would prefer aluminium or shoal draught, look no further.

Allures 51.9 price: €766,000

The Ovni 370 is another cunning new aluminum centreboard offering, a true deck saloon cruiser for two. The designers say the biggest challenge was to create a Category A ocean going yacht at this size with a lifting keel, hence the hull had to be very stable.

Enjoyable to helm, it has a practical, deep cockpit behind a large sprayhood, which can link to the bimini on the arch. Many of its most appealing features lie in the bright, light, contemporary, clever, voluminous interior, which has good stowage and tankage allocation. There’s also a practical navstation, a large workroom and a vast separate shower. I particularly like the convertible saloom, which can double as a large secure daybed or pilot berth.

Potentially the least expensive Category A lift keel boat available, the Ovni will get you dreaming of remote places again.

Ovni 370 price: €282,080

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There’s no shortage of spirit in the Windelo 50. We gave this a sustainability award after it’s founders spent two years researching environmentally-friendly composite materials, developing an eco-composite of basalt fibre and recycled PET foam so it could build boats that halve the environmental impact of standard glassfibre yachts.

The Windelo 50 is an intriguing package – from the styling, modular interior and novel layout to the solar field on the roof and the standard electric propulsion, it is completely fresh.

Windelo 50 price: €795,000

Best bluewater sailboat of 2022 – Outremer 55

I would argue that this is the most successful new production yacht on the market. Well over 50 have already sold (an equipped model typically costs €1.6m) – and I can understand why. After all, were money no object, I had this design earmarked as the new yacht I would most likely choose for a world trip.

Indeed 55 number one Sanya, was fully equipped for a family’s world cruise, and left during our stay for the Grand Large Odyssey tour. Whereas we sailed Magic Kili, which was tricked up with performance options, including foam-cored deckheads and supports, carbon crossbeam and bulkheads, and synthetic rigging.

At rest, these are enticing space ships. Taking one out to sea is another matter though. These are speed machines with the size, scale and loads to be rightly weary of. Last month Nikki Henderson wrote a feature for us about how to manage a new breed of performance cruising cats just like this and how she coaches new owners. I could not think of wiser money spent for those who do not have ample multihull sailing experience.

Under sail, the most fun was obviously reserved for the reaching leg under asymmetric, where we clocked between 11-16 knots in 15-16 knots wind. But it was the stability and of those sustained low teen speeds which really hit home  – passagemaking where you really cover miles.

Key features include the swing helms, which give you views from outboard, over the coachroof or from a protected position in the cockpit through the coachroof windows, and the vast island in the galley, which is key to an open plan main living area. It helps provide cavernous stowage and acts as the heart of the entertaining space as it would in a modern home. As Danish judge Morten Brandt-Rasmussen comments: “Apart from being the TGV of ocean passages the boat offers the most spacious, open and best integration of the cockpit and salon areas in the market.”

Outremer has done a top job in packing in the creature comforts, stowage space and payload capacity, while keeping it light enough to eat miles. Although a lot to absorb and handle, the 55 offers a formidable blend of speed and luxury cruising.

Outremer 55 price: €1.35m

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This is the successor to the legendary Super Maramu, a ketch design that for several decades defined easy downwind handling and fostered a cult following for the French yard. Nearly a decade old, the Amel 55 is the bridge between those world-girdling stalwarts and Amel’s more recent and totally re-imagined sloop designs, the Amel 50 and 60.

The 55 boasts all the serious features Amel aficionados loved and valued: a skeg-hung rudder, solidly built hull, watertight bulkheads, solid guardrails and rampart bulwarks. And, most noticeable, the solid doghouse in which the helmsman sits in perfect shelter at the wheel.

This is a design to live on comfortably for long periods and the list of standard features just goes on and on: passarelle; proper sea berths with lee cloths; electric furling main and genoa; and a multitude of practical items that go right down to a dishwasher and crockery.

There’s no getting around the fact these designs do look rather dated now, and through the development of easier sail handling systems the ketch rig has fallen out of fashion, but the Amel is nothing short of a phenomenon, and if you’ve never even peeked on board one, you really have missed a treat.

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Contest 50CS

A centre cockpit cruiser with true longevity, the Contest 50CS was launched by Conyplex back in 2003 and is still being built by the family-owned Dutch company, now in updated and restyled form.

With a fully balanced rudder, large wheel and modern underwater sections, the Contest 50CS is a surprisingly good performer for a boat that has a dry weight of 17.5 tonnes. Many were fitted with in-mast furling, which clearly curtails that performance, but even without, this boat is set up for a small crew.

Electric winches and mainsheet traveller are all easy to reach from the helm. On our test of the Contest 50CS, we saw for ourselves how two people can gybe downwind under spinnaker without undue drama. Upwind, a 105% genoa is so easy to tack it flatters even the weediest crewmember.

Down below, the finish level of the joinery work is up there among the best and the interior is full of clever touches, again updated and modernised since the early models. Never the cheapest bluewater sailing yacht around, the Contest 50CS has remained in demand as a brokerage buy. She is a reassuringly sure-footed, easily handled, very well built yacht that for all those reasons has stood the test of time.

This is a yacht that would be well capable of helping you extend your cruising grounds, almost without realising it.

Read more about the Contest 50CS and the new Contest 49CS

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Hallberg-Rassy 48 Mk II

For many, the Swedish Hallberg-Rassy yard makes the quintessential bluewater cruiser for couples. With their distinctive blue cove line, these designs are famous for their seakindly behaviour, solid-as-a-rock build and beautifully finished, traditional interiors.

To some eyes, Hallberg-Rassys aren’t quite cool enough, but it’s been company owner Magnus Rassy’s confidence in the formula and belief in incremental ‘step-by-step’ evolution that has been such an exceptional guarantor of reliable quality, reputation and resale value.

The centre cockpit Hallberg-Rassy 48 epitomises the concept of comfort at sea and, like all the Frers-designed Hallberg-Rassys since the 1990s, is surprisingly fleet upwind as well as steady downwind. The 48 is perfectly able to be handled by a couple (as we found a few years back in the Pacific), and could with no great effort crack out 200-mile days.

The Hallberg-Rassy 48 was launched nearly a decade ago, but the Mk II from 2014 is our pick, updated with a more modern profile, larger windows and hull portlights that flood the saloon and aft cabin with light. With a large chart table, secure linear galley, heaps of stowage and space for bluewater extras such as machinery and gear, this yacht pretty much ticks all the boxes.

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Discovery 55

First launched in 2000, the Discovery 55 has stood the test of time. Designed by Ron Holland, it hit a sweet spot in size that appealed to couples and families with world girdling plans.

Elegantly styled and well balanced, the 55 is also a practical design, with a deep and secure cockpit, comfortable seating, a self-tacking jib, dedicated stowage for the liferaft , a decent sugar scoop transom that’s useful for swimming or dinghy access, and very comfortable accommodation below. In short, it is a design that has been well thought out by those who’ve been there, got the bruises, stubbed their toes and vowed to change things in the future if they ever got the chance.

Throughout the accommodation there are plenty of examples of good detailing, from the proliferation of handholds and grabrails, to deep sinks in the galley offering immediate stowage when under way and the stand up/sit down showers. Stowage is good, too, with plenty of sensibly sized lockers in easily accessible positions.

The Discovery 55 has practical ideas and nifty details aplenty. She’s not, and never was, a breakthrough in modern luxury cruising but she is pretty, comfortable to sail and live on, and well mannered.

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You can’t get much more Cornish than a Rustler. The hulls of this Stephen Jones design are hand-moulded and fitted out in Falmouth – and few are more ruggedly built than this traditional, up-for-anything offshore cruiser.

She boasts an encapsulated lead keel, eliminating keel bolts and creating a sump for generous fuel and water tankage, while a chunky skeg protects the rudder. She is designed for good directional stability and load carrying ability. These are all features that lend this yacht confidence as it shoulders aside the rough stuff.

Most of those built have had a cutter rig, a flexible arrangement that makes sense for long passages in all sea and weather conditions. Down below, the galley and saloon berths are comfortable and sensible for living in port and at sea, with joinery that Rustler’s builders are rightly proud of.

As modern yachts have got wider, higher and fatter, the Rustler 42 is an exception. This is an exceptionally well-mannered seagoing yacht in the traditional vein, with elegant lines and pleasing overhangs, yet also surprisingly powerful. And although now over 20 years old, timeless looks and qualities mean this design makes her look ever more like a perennial, a modern classic.

The definitive crossover size, the point at which a yacht can be handled by a couple but is just large enough to have a professional skipper and be chartered, sits at around the 60ft mark. At 58ft 8in, the Oyster 575 fitted perfectly into this growing market when launched in 2010. It went on to be one of the most popular models from the yard, and is only now being superseded by the newer Rob Humphreys-designed Oyster 565 (just launched this spring).

Built in various configurations with either a deep keel, shoal draught keel or centreboard with twin rudders, owners could trade off better performance against easy access to shallower coves and anchorages. The deep-bodied hull, also by Rob Humphreys, is known for its easy motion at sea.

Some of the Oyster 575’s best features include its hallmark coachroof windows style and centre cockpit – almost everyone will know at first glance this is an Oyster – and superb interior finish. If she has a flaw, it is arguably the high cockpit, but the flip side is the galley headroom and passageway berth to the large aft stateroom.

This design also has a host of practical features for long-distance cruising, such as high guardrails, dedicated liferaft stowage, a vast lazarette for swallowing sails, tender, fenders etc, and a penthouse engine room.

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Privilege Serie 5

A true luxury catamaran which, fully fitted out, will top €1m, this deserves to be seen alongside the likes of the Oyster 575, Gunfleet 58 and Hallberg-Rassy 55. It boasts a large cockpit and living area, and a light and spacious saloon with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living, masses of refrigeration and a big galley.

Standout features are finish quality and solid build in a yacht designed to take a high payload, a secure walkaround deck and all-round views from the helm station. The new Privilege 510 that will replace this launches in February 2020.

Gunfleet 43

It was with this Tony Castro design that Richard Matthews, founder of Oyster Yachts, launched a brand new rival brand in 2012, the smallest of a range stretching to the flagship Gunfleet 74. The combination of short overhangs and centre cockpit at this size do make the Gunfleet 43 look modern if a little boxy, but time and subsequent design trends have been kind to her lines, and the build quality is excellent. The saloon, galley and aft cabin space is exceptional on a yacht of this size.

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Conceived as a belt-and-braces cruiser, the Kraken 50 launched last year. Its unique points lie underwater in the guise of a full skeg-hung rudder and so-called ‘Zero Keel’, an encapsulated long keel with lead ballast.

Kraken Yachts is the brainchild of British businessman and highly experienced cruiser Dick Beaumont, who is adamant that safety should be foremost in cruising yacht design and build. “There is no such thing as ‘one yacht for all purposes’… You cannot have the best of all worlds, whatever the salesman tells you,” he says.

Read our full review of the Kraken 50 .

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Wauquiez Centurion 57

Few yachts can claim to be both an exciting Med-style design and a serious and practical northern European offshore cruiser, but the Wauquiez Centurion 57 tries to blend both. She slightly misses if you judge solely by either criterion, but is pretty and practical enough to suit her purpose.

A very pleasant, well-considered yacht, she is impressively built and finished with a warm and comfortable interior. More versatile than radical, she could be used for sailing across the Atlantic in comfort and raced with equal enjoyment at Antigua Sailing Week .

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A modern classic if ever there was one. A medium to heavy displacement yacht, stiff and easily capable of standing up to her canvas. Pretty, traditional lines and layout below.

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Well-proven US legacy design dating back to the mid-1960s that once conquered the Transpac Race . Still admired as pretty, with slight spoon bow and overhanging transom.

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Capable medium displacement cruiser, ideal size and good accommodation for couples or family cruising, and much less costly than similar luxury brands.

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Swedish-built aft cockpit cruiser, smaller than many here, but a well-built and finished, super-durable pocket ocean cruiser.

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Tartan 3700

Designed as a performance cruiser there are nimbler alternatives now, but this is still an extremely pretty yacht.

Broker ’ s choice

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Discovery 55 Brizo

This yacht has already circumnavigated the globe and is ‘prepared for her next adventure,’ says broker Berthon. Price: £535,000 + VAT

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Oyster 575 Ayesha

‘Stunning, and perfectly equipped for bluewater cruising,’ says broker Ancasta International. Price: £845,000 (tax not paid)

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Oyster 575 Pearls of Nautilus

Nearly new and with a high spec, this Oyster Brokerage yacht features American white oak joinery and white leather upholstery and has a shoal draught keel. Price: $1.49m

Best bluewater yachts for performance

The Frers-designed Swan 54 may not be the newest hull shape but heralded Swan’s latest generation of displacement bluewater cruisers when launched four years ago. With raked stem, deep V hull form, lower freeboard and slight curve to the topsides she has a more timeless aesthetic than many modern slab-sided high volume yachts, and with that a seakindly motion in waves. If you plan to cover many miles to weather, this is probably the yacht you want to be on.

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Besides Swan’s superlative build quality, the 54 brings many true bluewater features, including a dedicated sail locker. There’s also a cockpit locker that functions as a utility cabin, with potential to hold your generator and washing machine, or be a workshop space.

The sloping transom opens out to reveal a 2.5m bathing platform, and although the cabins are not huge there is copious stowage space. Down below the top-notch oak joinery is well thought through with deep fiddles, and there is a substantial nav station. But the Swan 54 wins for handling above all, with well laid-out sail controls that can be easily managed between a couple, while offering real sailing enjoyment to the helmsman.

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The Performance Cruiser winner at the 2019 European Yacht of the Year awards, the Arcona 435 is all about the sailing experience. She has genuine potential as a cruiser-racer, but her strengths are as an enjoyable cruiser rather than a full-blown liveaboard bluewater boat.

Build quality is excellent, there is the option of a carbon hull and deck, and elegant lines and a plumb bow give the Arcona 435 good looks as well as excellent performance in light airs. Besides slick sail handling systems, there are well thought-out features for cruising, such as ample built-in rope bins and an optional semi-closed stern with stowage and swim platform.

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Outremer 51

If you want the space and stability of a cat but still prioritise sailing performance, Outremer has built a reputation on building catamarans with true bluewater characteristics that have cruised the planet for the past 30 years.

Lighter and slimmer-hulled than most cruising cats, the Outremer 51 is all about sailing at faster speeds, more easily. The lower volume hulls and higher bridgedeck make for a better motion in waves, while owners report that being able to maintain a decent pace even under reduced canvas makes for stress-free passages. Deep daggerboards also give good upwind performance.

With bucket seats and tiller steering options, the Outremer 51 rewards sailors who want to spend time steering, while they’re famously well set up for handling with one person on deck. The compromise comes with the interior space – even with a relatively minimalist style, there is less cabin space and stowage volume than on the bulkier cats, but the Outremer 51 still packs in plenty of practical features.

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The Xc45 was the first cruising yacht X-Yachts ever built, and designed to give the same X-Yachts sailing experience for sailors who’d spent years racing 30/40-footer X- and IMX designs, but in a cruising package.

Launched over 10 years ago, the Xc45 has been revisited a few times to increase the stowage and modernise some of the styling, but the key features remain the same, including substantial tanks set low for a low centre of gravity, and X-Yachts’ trademark steel keel grid structure. She has fairly traditional styling and layout, matched with solid build quality.

A soft bilge and V-shaped hull gives a kindly motion in waves, and the cockpit is secure, if narrow by modern standards.

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A three or four cabin catamaran that’s fleet of foot with high bridgedeck clearance for comfortable motion at sea. With tall daggerboards and carbon construction in some high load areas, Catana cats are light and quick to accelerate.

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Sweden Yachts 45

An established bluewater design that also features in plenty of offshore races. Some examples are specced with carbon rig and retractable bowsprits. All have a self-tacking jib for ease. Expect sweeping areas of teak above decks and a traditionally wooded interior with hanging wet locker.

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A vintage performer, first launched in 1981, the 51 was the first Frers-designed Swan and marked a new era of iconic cruiser-racers. Some 36 of the Swan 51 were built, many still actively racing and cruising nearly 40 years on. Classic lines and a split cockpit make this a boat for helming, not sunbathing.

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The JPK 45 comes from a French racing stable, combining race-winning design heritage with cruising amenities. What you see is what you get – there are no superfluous headliners or floorboards, but there are plenty of ocean sailing details, like inboard winches for safe trimming. The JPK 45 also has a brilliantly designed cockpit with an optional doghouse creating all-weather shelter, twin wheels and superb clutch and rope bin arrangement.

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For sailors who don’t mind exchanging a few creature comforts for downwind planing performance, the Pogo 50 offers double-digit surfing speeds for exhilarating tradewind sailing. There’s an open transom, tiller steering and no backstay or runners. The Pogo 50 also has a swing keel, to nose into shallow anchorages.

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Seawind 1600

Seawinds are relatively unknown in Europe, but these bluewater cats are very popular in Australia. As would be expected from a Reichel-Pugh design, this 52-footer combines striking good looks and high performance, with fine entry bows and comparatively low freeboard. Rudders are foam cored lifting designs in cassettes, which offer straightforward access in case of repairs, while daggerboards are housed under the deck.

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It’s unsurprising that, for many families, it’s a catamaran that meets their requirements best of increased space – both living space and separate cabins for privacy-seeking teenagers, additional crew or visiting family – as well as stable and predictable handling.

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Undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories has been the Lagoon 450, which, together with boats like the Fountaine Pajot 44, helped drive up the popularity of catamaran cruising by making it affordable and accessible. They have sold in huge numbers – over 1,000 Lagoon 450s have been built since its launch in 2010.

The VPLP-designed 450 was originally launched with a flybridge with a near central helming position and upper level lounging areas (450F). The later ‘sport top’ option (450S) offered a starboard helm station and lower boom (and hence lower centre of gravity for reduced pitching). The 450S also gained a hull chine to create additional volume above the waterline. The Lagoon features forward lounging and aft cockpit areas for additional outdoor living space.

Besides being a big hit among charter operators, Lagoons have proven themselves over thousands of bluewater miles – there were seven Lagoon 450s in last year’s ARC alone. In what remains a competitive sector of the market, Lagoon has recently launched a new 46, with a larger self-tacking jib and mast moved aft, and more lounging areas.

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Fountaine Pajot Helia 44

The FP Helia 44 is lighter, lower volume, and has a lower freeboard than the Lagoon, weighing in at 10.8 tonnes unloaded (compared to 15 for the 450). The helm station is on a mezzanine level two steps up from the bridgedeck, with a bench seat behind. A later ‘Evolution’ version was designed for liveaboard cruisers, featuring beefed up dinghy davits and an improved saloon space.

Available in three or four cabin layouts, the Helia 44 was also popular with charter owners as well as families. The new 45 promises additional volume, and an optional hydraulically lowered ‘beach club’ swim platform.

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The French RM 1370 might be less well known than the big brand names, but offers something a little bit different for anyone who wants a relatively voluminous cruising yacht. Designed by Marc Lombard, and beautifully built from plywood/epoxy, the RM is stiff and responsive, and sails superbly.

The RM yachts have a more individual look – in part down to the painted finish, which encourages many owners to personalise their yachts, but also thanks to their distinctive lines with reverse sheer and dreadnought bow. The cockpit is well laid out with the primary winches inboard for a secure trimming position. The interior is light, airy and modern, although the open transom won’t appeal to everyone.

For those wanting a monohull, the Hanse 575 hits a similar sweet spot to the popular multis, maximising accommodation for a realistic price, yet with responsive performance.

The Hanse offers a vast amount of living space thanks to the ‘loft design’ concept of having all the living areas on a single level, which gives a real feeling of spaciousness with no raised saloon or steps to accommodation. The trade-off for such lofty head height is a substantial freeboard – it towers above the pontoon, while, below, a stepladder is provided to reach some hatches.

Galley options include drawer fridge-freezers, microwave and coffee machine, and the full size nav station can double up as an office or study space.

But while the Hanse 575 is a seriously large boat, its popularity is also down to the fact that it is genuinely able to be handled by a couple. It was innovative in its deck layout: with a self-tacking jib and mainsheet winches immediately to hand next to the helm, one person could both steer and trim.

Direct steering gives a feeling of control and some tangible sailing fun, while the waterline length makes for rapid passage times. In 2016 the German yard launched the newer Hanse 588 model, having already sold 175 of the 575s in just four years.

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Jeanneau 54

Jeanneau leads the way among production builders for versatile all-rounder yachts that balance sail performance and handling, ergonomics, liveaboard functionality and good looks. The Jeanneau 54 , part of the range designed by Philippe Briand with interior by Andrew Winch, melds the best of the larger and smaller models and is available in a vast array of layout options from two cabins/two heads right up to five cabins and three heads.

We’ve tested the Jeanneau 54 in a gale and very light winds, and it acquitted itself handsomely in both extremes. The primary and mainsheet winches are to hand next to the wheel, and the cockpit is spacious, protected and child-friendly. An electric folding swim and sun deck makes for quick fun in the water.

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Nautitech Open 46

This was the first Nautitech catamaran to be built under the ownership of Bavaria, designed with an open-plan bridgedeck and cockpit for free-flowing living space. But with good pace for eating up bluewater miles, and aft twin helms rather than a flybridge, the Nautitech Open 46 also appeals to monohull sailors who prefer a more direct sailing experience.

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Made by Robertson and Caine, who produce catamarans under a dual identity as both Leopard and the Sunsail/Moorings charter cats, the Leopard 45 is set to be another big seller. Reflecting its charter DNA, the Leopard 45 is voluminous, with stepped hulls for reduced waterline, and a separate forward cockpit.

Built in South Africa, they are robustly tested off the Cape and constructed ruggedly enough to handle heavy weather sailing as well as the demands of chartering.

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If space is king then three hulls might be even better than two. The Neel 51 is rare as a cruising trimaran with enough space for proper liveaboard sailing. The galley and saloon are in the large central hull, together with an owner’s cabin on one level for a unique sensation of living above the water. Guest or family cabins lie in the outer hulls for privacy and there is a cavernous full height engine room under the cabin sole.

Performance is notably higher than an equivalent cruising cat, particularly in light winds, with a single rudder giving a truly direct feel in the helm, although manoeuvring a 50ft trimaran may daunt many sailors.

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Beneteau Oceanis 46.1

A brilliant new model from Beneteau, this Finot Conq design has a modern stepped hull, which offers exhilarating and confidence-inspiring handling in big breezes, and slippery performance in lighter winds.

The Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 was the standout performer at this year’s European Yacht of the Year awards, and, in replacing the popular Oceanis 45, looks set to be another bestseller. Interior space is well used with a double island berth in the forepeak. An additional inboard unit creates a secure galley area, but tank capacity is moderate for long periods aboard.

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Beneteau Oceanis 473

A popular model that offers beam and height in a functional layout, although, as with many boats of this age (she was launched in 2002), the mainsheet is not within reach of the helmsman.

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49

The Philippe Briand-designed Sun Odyssey range has a solid reputation as family production cruisers. Like the 473, the Sun Odyssey 49 was popular for charter so there are plenty of four-cabin models on the market.

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Nautitech 441

The hull design dates back to 1995, but was relaunched in 2012. Though the saloon interior has dated, the 441 has solid practical features, such as a rainwater run-off collection gutter around the coachroof.

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Atlantic 42

Chris White-designed cats feature a pilothouse and forward waist-high working cockpit with helm position, as well as an inside wheel at the nav station. The Atlantic 42 offers limited accommodation by modern cat standards but a very different sailing experience.

Best bluewater sailing yachts for expeditions

Bestevaer 56.

All of the yachts in our ‘expedition’ category are aluminium-hulled designs suitable for high latitude sailing, and all are exceptional yachts. But the Bestevaer 56 is a spectacular amount of boat to take on a true adventure. Each Bestevaer is a near-custom build with plenty of bespoke options for owners to customise the layout and where they fall on the scale of rugged off-grid adventurer to 4×4-style luxury fit out.

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The Bestevaer range began when renowned naval architect Gerard Dijkstra chose to design his own personal yacht for liveaboard adventure cruising, a 53-footer. The concept drew plenty of interest from bluewater sailors wanting to make longer expeditions and Bestevaers are now available in a range of sizes, with the 56-footer proving a popular mid-range length.

The well-known Bestevaer 56 Tranquilo  (pictured above) has a deep, secure cockpit, voluminous tanks (700lt water and over 1,100lt fuel) and a lifting keel plus water ballast, with classically styled teak clad decks and pilot house. Other owners have opted for functional bare aluminium hull and deck, some choose a doghouse and others a pilothouse.

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The Boreal 52 also offers Land Rover-esque practicality, with utilitarian bare aluminium hulls and a distinctive double-level doghouse/coachroof arrangement for added protection in all weathers. The cockpit is clean and uncluttered, thanks to the mainsheet position on top of the doghouse, although for visibility in close manoeuvring the helmsman will want to step up onto the aft deck.

Twin daggerboards, a lifting centreboard and long skeg on which she can settle make this a true go-anywhere expedition yacht. The metres of chain required for adventurous anchoring is stowed in a special locker by the mast to keep the weight central. Down below has been thought through with equally practical touches, including plenty of bracing points and lighting that switches on to red light first to protect your night vision.

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Garcia Exploration 45

The Garcia Exploration 45 comes with real experience behind her – she was created in association with Jimmy Cornell, based on his many hundreds of thousands of miles of bluewater cruising, to go anywhere from high latitudes to the tropics.

Arguably less of a looker than the Bestevaer, the Garcia Exploration 45 features a rounded aluminium hull, centreboard with deep skeg and twin daggerboards. The considerable anchor chain weight has again been brought aft, this time via a special conduit to a watertight locker in front of the centreboard.

This is a yacht designed to be lived on for extended periods with ample storage, and panoramic portlights to give a near 360° view of whichever extraordinary landscape you are exploring. Safety features include a watertight companionway door to keep extreme weather out and through-hull fittings placed above the waterline. When former Vendée Globe skipper Pete Goss went cruising , this was the boat he chose to do it in.

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A truly well-proven expedition design, some 1,500 Ovnis have been built and many sailed to some of the most far-flung corners of the world. (Jimmy Cornell sailed his Aventura some 30,000 miles, including two Drake Passage crossings, one in 50 knots of wind).

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Futuna Exploration 54

Another aluminium design with a swinging centreboard and a solid enclosed pilothouse with protected cockpit area. There’s a chunky bowsprit and substantial transom arch to house all manner of electronics and power generation.

Previous boats have been spec’d for North West Passage crossings with additional heating and engine power, although there’s a carbon rig option for those that want a touch of the black stuff. The tanks are capacious, with 1,000lt capability for both fresh water and fuel.

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Why Are Yachts White? (The Surprising Reason)

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Have you ever seen a yacht out at sea and noticed that it was painted white? It’s no secret that white is a popular color for yachts, but why? Is there a practical reason behind the color choice? In this article, we’ll uncover the surprising reason why yachts are largely white, as well as the benefits of the color choice.

We’ll also explore the different colors of yachts, how to care for a white yacht, and the historical significance of white yachts.

So, if you’ve ever wondered why yachts are white, you’re in the right place!.

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Short Answer

Yachts are typically white for a few reasons.

First, white reflects sunlight and helps keep the yacht cooler.

Second, lighter colors on the hull make it easier to spot a yacht from a distance when out at sea.

Finally, white is a neutral color that is easy to match and coordinate with the bright colors of the sail or the accessories of the yacht.

In the end, white is simply a classic and timeless choice for a yacht.

The Benefits of a White Yacht

When it comes to yachts, white is the most popular color choice for a variety of reasons, the most important being the practical and aesthetic benefits it provides.

For starters, white is the most reflective color, meaning it helps to keep the boat cool in the sun.

This is especially important when sailing in sunny and hot climates, as the sun’s rays can be quite intense.

Additionally, white aids in visibility, making it easier to spot the boat in the water at night or in foggy conditions.

Beyond practical reasons, white helps to demonstrate the wealth and luxury associated with yacht ownership.

Many wealthy yacht owners choose white as the primary color of their vessel, as it is seen as a status symbol that indicates wealth and sophistication.

White is also a timeless choice that never goes out of style, making it an ideal choice for those who want their yacht to stand the test of time.

Finally, white helps to create a sense of calm and relaxation on board, which is beneficial for those who are looking for a luxurious and leisurely experience.

Whether its lounging in the sun or taking in the beautiful views on the open sea, white helps to create an atmosphere of tranquility and sophistication.

Ultimately, its clear why white is the most popular choice for yachts.

It provides a variety of practical, aesthetic, and psychological benefits that make it the perfect color for any boat.

So the next time youre looking for the perfect color for your yacht, you cant go wrong with white.

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Yachts are often seen in a variety of colors, but white is by far the most popular.

The rationale for this goes beyond aesthetics, however.

Yacht owners opt for white for a number of practical reasons, all of which help to keep the boat cool and safe.

The first reason is due to the reflective properties of white.

White is the most reflective of all colors and helps to deflect the suns rays, keeping the boat cool.

This is especially important in hotter climates, where the suns rays can heat up the boat quickly.

The second reason is visibility.

White is the most visible color against the backdrop of the water, making it easier to spot the boat at night or in foggy conditions.

This is especially important for safety reasons, as it helps to ensure the boat is easily detectable.

Lastly, white helps to demonstrate the wealth and luxury associated with yacht ownership.

White is a classic color, and its association with wealth and luxury makes it a popular choice for yacht owners looking to make a statement.

Ultimately, yacht owners opt for white for its practical benefits, as well as its association with wealth and luxury.

The reflective properties of white help to keep the boat cool in the sun, and its visibility makes it easier to spot the boat against the backdrop of the water.

Thus, white is the most popular choice for yacht owners around the world.

The most important factor in why yachts are white is visibility.

White is the most reflective color and is easily seen in the dark, foggy, and overcast conditions that can occur on the open sea.

Yacht owners want to be easily seen and recognized, and the bright white color of a yacht makes it stand out in the darkness.

Additionally, white is the most visible color during the day, making it easier for other vessels to spot the yacht in the water.

White also stands out against other vessels that may be in the same area, making it easier to spot and navigate around.

With visibility being so important in the open sea, white is the obvious choice for yacht owners.

Wealth and Luxury

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Yachts have long been associated with wealth and luxury, and the color white is a great way to show off this status.

White yachts stand out from the crowd and are a visual representation of the owner’s wealth and success.

It is also a classic color, which is associated with sophistication and elegance.

White is often used to decorate the interiors of yachts, too, which further reinforces its status as a color of luxury.

Furthermore, white yachts are often seen in exclusive marinas, where they stand out from the other vessels.

This further amplifies their associations with wealth and luxury.

Different Colors of Yachts

When it comes to yachts, you may be surprised to learn that white is not the only color they come in.

While white yachts are certainly the most common and popular choice, there are a variety of other colors from which yacht owners can choose.

For example, many yacht owners opt for blue or gray yachts to create a more subdued, calming atmosphere.

Some even choose to paint their yachts in a variety of different colors, such as black, yellow, or even pink.

Of course, many yacht owners opt for a classic white finish, which can be combined with a variety of different accents to create a unique look.

The color of a yacht can also reflect the personality and taste of the owner.

For example, a yacht owner who loves to be on the water and prefers a sporty, adventurous look may choose to paint their yacht bright colors such as red or yellow.

On the other hand, a yacht owner who prefers a more elegant, luxurious look may opt for a classic white finish.

No matter the color, yacht owners have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to painting their boat.

The important thing to remember is that whatever color you choose for your yacht, it should reflect your style and personality.

Historical Significance of White Yachts

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Yachts have been around for centuries, and their use has been tied to wealthy individuals and societies since their inception.

As such, the choice of color for a yacht has often been used to demonstrate wealth and luxury.

White has long been seen as a color associated with elegance and sophistication, making it a natural choice for luxury yachts.

In fact, the tradition of white yachts dates back to the 16th century, when the wealthy Dutch and English merchant classes began to purchase their own boats for leisure activities.

During this time, white was a color associated with power and status, and a white yacht was seen as a symbol of luxury and success.

This trend continued through the centuries, and today the sight of a white yacht is still a symbol of wealth and affluence.

In addition to its historical significance, white is also popular among yacht owners due to its practical benefits.

As mentioned earlier, white is the most reflective color, which helps to keep the boat cool in the sun.

White also aids in visibility, making it easier to spot the boat in the water at night or in foggy conditions.

Ultimately, white yachts are popular among yacht owners due to their historical significance and practical benefits.

White is a color that is associated with wealth and luxury, and it helps to keep the boat cool and visible while out at sea.

So, the next time you see a white yacht, you will know why it is so popular among yacht owners.

How to Care for a White Yacht

Caring for a white yacht requires a bit of extra effort, as its more prone to dirt and staining than other colors.

Fortunately, the payoff is worth it.

A well-maintained white yacht looks crisp, clean, and luxurious.

Perhaps the most important step in caring for a white yacht is to keep it clean.

This means regularly washing and polishing it to remove dirt and grime.

Its also important to wax the boat periodically to protect it from the elements and keep it looking shiny.

In addition to washing, polishing, and waxing, its important to protect the boat from UV rays.

This can be done by applying a UV-resistant coating to the boat, which will help it retain its color and luster.

Its also important to pay attention to the boats interior, particularly the upholstery.

Regular vacuuming and cleaning will help remove dirt and grime, as well as help prevent mold and mildew from forming.

Finally, its important to inspect the boat regularly for any signs of damage, such as scratches or cracks.

If these are found, they should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your white yacht remains in pristine condition for years to come, and that it looks as luxurious as ever.

Final Thoughts

It is easy to understand why white yachts have been the preferred choice for centuries.

From their ability to reflect the sun’s heat, to their visibility and statement of luxury, white yachts offer a variety of benefits.

If you are considering a yacht, you may want to consider the advantages of a white colored vessel.

For those who already own a white yacht, proper maintenance is essential to maintain its beauty and longevity.

So next time you see a white yacht in the water, you will know why it is so popular!.

James Frami

At the age of 15, he and four other friends from his neighborhood constructed their first boat. He has been sailing for almost 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge that he wants to share with others.

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‘Absolutely incredible’: Man rowing solo across Atlantic is surrounded by whales

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Tom Waddington, who is rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, filmed an hours-long encounter with what he believes were long-finned pilot whales. He enjoyed their visit — until one smacked into his small boat.

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Tom Waddington is on a quest to row across the Atlantic Ocean all by himself — but on Sunday, he found plenty of company at sea, when a pod of pilot whales thronged around him. They followed him for hours, growing from a few playful animals to hundreds of large creatures. At least one smacked into his small boat.

The whales popped their heads above the surface and seemed to play together — a gam of whales , gadding about — as Waddington, who is rowing some 2,000 nautical miles from the Newfoundland coast to Penzance, in the United Kingdom, watched in amazement.

“This is so cool,” Waddington said as he took a video of the whales’ antics. With a laugh, he added, “I love it, but I'm scared they're gonna hit my rudder.”

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Waddington emerged unscathed — but a little shaken by the risks mammals weighing thousands of pounds can pose to his boat and equipment on an unsupported solo trip.

“They were just playing and going under the boat and I was taking videos,” he said on Facebook and Instagram, describing hundreds of whales around him. Then one of the whales slammed into the side of his light boat.

“And I was like, Oh my God. And suddenly it turned from David Attenborough into Moby Dick. And I was really scared.”

Waddington’s team on land believes the playful mammals are long-finned pilot whales, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says are known to live in the North Atlantic and “are very social, living in large schools of hundreds of animals separated into close-knit pods of 10 to 20 individuals.”

The whales appeared at a moment when Waddington was feeling a bit low, he said, after a morning full of rain.

“What a special treat,” he said on the video. “I've seen loads of whales, but they've just come to say hello.”

When it came time to take leave of his visitors, Waddington says he wasn’t sure how to do that. He tried shouting a bit, and splashed his oars. He veered north — but the whales followed, and for more than two hours, it seemed more whales kept showing up.

Waddington, who works as a ski instructor, is rowing across the ocean for a fundraiser benefiting Mind , the British mental health charity led by the actor Stephen Fry. Waddington estimates that more than 1,000 whales swam with him. For advice, he called his coach, Charlie Pitcher (who has himself rowed across the Atlantic).

“He was like, the best thing to do is, be quiet and still — which is exactly the opposite of what I did" earlier, he said.

A map shows Tom Waddington's progress as he rows his boat across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Eventually, the whales left the boat and its sole occupant with a rare story about crossing the Grand Banks , the large fishery at the edge of the North American continental shelf.

“It was absolutely incredible,” Waddington said.

The encounter didn’t harm the boat, or its progress across open water.

Between favorable winds and waves, and what Waddington called “whale-fueled adrenaline,” his boat is making good progress, he added. You can track its voyage online .

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    White Dragon has completed her first sail, her 500 mile shake down. She performed tremendously well with great comfort. The Kraken Yachts team are proud to h...

  19. Korolyov

    Korolyov, also transliterated as Korolev or Korolov (Russian: Королёв), or its feminine variant Korolyova, Koroleva, Korolova (Королёва), is a common Russian surname, and the name of multiple places in Russia.It is derived from the word korol (король), meaning "king".. Korolyov may refer to: . People. Aleksandr Korolyov (disambiguation), several people

  20. Japanese man arrested after sailing his yacht to Navy base on Okinawa

    U.S. military police "arrested a Japanese man who landed within the premises of White Beach on a yacht" and reported it to the coast guard at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, a coast guard news release said.

  21. 'Absolutely incredible': Man rowing solo across Atlantic is ...

    The appearance of hundreds of whales was amazing, rower Tom Waddington said. But when one slammed into his boat, "suddenly it turned from David Attenborough into Moby Dick. And I was really scared."

  22. Korolyov, Moscow Oblast

    Korolyov or Korolev (Russian: Королёв, IPA: [kərɐˈlʲɵf]) is an industrial city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, well known as the cradle of Soviet and Russian space exploration.As of the 2010 Census, its population was 183,402, the largest as a science city. As of 2018, the population was more than 222,000 people. It was known as Kaliningrad (Калинингра́д) from 1938 to 1996 ...

  23. Korolyov

    Korolyov is a mid-sized city in North Moscow Oblast, best known as the "cradle of space exporation," as it was the center of the Soviet space program. It was also a former elite dacha location, a vacation spot for all sorts of famous Russians (e.g., Chekhov, Lenin, Akhmatova, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, etc.). The city today has become one of the most desirable residential locations outside Moscow.

  24. Korolyov in

    Korolyov or Korolev is an industrial city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, well known as the cradle of Soviet and Russian space exploration. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 183,402, the largest as a science city. As of 2018, the population was more than 222,000 people. It was known as Kaliningrad from 1938 to 1996 and served as the leading Soviet center for production of anti-tank and air ...