Glider Yachts Limited, the British luxury yacht designer and manufacturer, is thrilled to announce its keenly awaited Sports Limousine 24 (SL24) at Monaco Yacht Show, which will deliver a new dimension to high speed luxury ocean travel, taking you safely, comfortably and at breathtaking speeds from yacht to shore and beyond, irrespective of the weather conditions.
A boat of any size is a fairly major financial commitment. The more often you use it the better value to you it is. A large luxurious yacht sitting in a marina pen except for the occasional day sail is not good use of hard earned money unless you are a lot wealthier than I am. This, of course, is not the case if you’re a live aboard, race or cruise extensively, but I see large lovely boats, sail, multi, mono and power that never seem to leave their pens or moorings except for the annual pullout, clean and antifoul.
Like a butterfly about to emerge from its cocoon or a sprinter on the blocks at the start of a race, the first Pathfinder ‘M’ series Offshore 45 sits ready to go in the water and although she is still in the shed, the boats stance cuts a powerful figure.
Making the Ngalawa Cup stand out from the crowd, and giving it its name, is the fact it takes place in ngalawas, traditional fishing boats whose hulls are carved by hand from mango trees with outriggers lashed on. By stripping away modern technology, such as whizz bang navigational tools, glass reinforced plastic hulls and carbon fibre sails, entrants true sailing skills are tested, creating one of the most exciting and adventurous events in the sailing calendar.