Are there sharks in the Med? The truth about sharks in the Mediterranean sea.

Unlike most people seem to think there are sharks in the mediterranean sea. To be precise there are a plethora of species, exactly 47 . It is therefore fair to say we have some representatives of a lot of the existing sharks although not all of them.

Don’t panic there have been statically 0.42 shark attacks per year for approximately the last 150 years and it is far more likely indeed that you were on holiday in the south of Italy and you have been eating shark thinking that it was swordfish than any shark will ever having you for dinner. It is more common than not that fishermen with a little street kiosk re-use the chopped head of a swordfish and sell you shark in disguise, don’t panic there either, some sharks are very good to eat and you probably won’t notice the difference either.

Having said the above, some of our friends were out there fishing on a quite small boat just a few weeks ago and they did send a video and their geographic position as our team was very close. Thus, we are going to share this video with you which was shot south of the Island of Ponza.

FACT: Up until the 2016, 60 cases of shark attacks on people or against boats (including canoes) have been registered with the MEDAF in the Mediterranean since 1899. The individual cases can be divided into the following described subcategories (go to the source of this figures)

We are not going to lie, the reason why we even wrote this article and we were so fascinated by this very finding has its roots in the fact that this is not just a shark it’s a Mako Shark, the fastest of all sharks reaching speeds of 68km/h. At Rodriquez Consulting speed technology is a big theme and we can’t do anything but admire the perfect engineering of these creatures.

Again don’t panic: The mako sharks eat bony fishes like tunas, mackerel, swordfish or bonito and it may eat other sharks, sea turtles, sea birds or porpoises. Mako sharks swim beneath their prey,  then they eat it before the prey notices that.

If you are one of those people who likes to be extra safe even if the statistic are clearly in your favour (0.42 shark attacks a year for over 100 years consistently):

Here are some shark repellent solutions – We can’t quite say if they work and surely not recommend any specific one as we never actually used any, we believe sharks have more right than us to be in the oceans. The only things shark can sense and get away from that has been scientifically proven is the scent of dead sharks which clearly triggers their survival instinct.

2016 Sharkbanz – Magnetic Shark Repellent Band Azure

His name is KAI LENNY and we love him for foiling on a low budget

Yes this is a public declaration of love to Kai Lenny, we love this athlete for showing the world Foiling can be for everybody. You don’t need to have a 6-zero budget, you don’t have to have sailing experience or kitesurfing experience, you don’t need a motor and you don’t really need waves either.

Kai on his foilboard beating a sailboat in speed between one of the Hawaiian island and the other just by ‘pumping’ on his foiling board, and the Hurley brand is [rightly] sponsoring the video.

Aeroboat S6 concept - Rolls Royce + Claydon Reeves

When useless actually means cool Rolls Royce is usually involved

We are not going to apologise for the statement in the title because we actually meant it as a compliment. We hope the folks at Rolls Royce have not lost their sense of humor.

CLAYDON REEVES + ROLLS-ROYCE REVEAL AEROBOAT S6 CONCEPT

Here we are, when useless means cool for a reason or the other the brand Rolls Royce is there, it does not surprise us at all, that such a cool boat [and and even cooler trailer was put together to announce the Aeroboat project powered by Rolls Royce and designed by CLAYDON REEVES

Inspired by vessels employed during WW2 this surface drive speed boat with a bit of a lake boat [Riva] flair to it is just a useless super elegant way to buy an object that says ‘I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE I CAN”. The design indeed is not made to make the most out of the living space the boat could offer to its guests.

 

Rossinavi Pininfarina Aurea 70 meters yacht

Pininfarina teams up with Rossinavi for the AUREA Concept

Please raise your hand if you haven’t heard the name Pininfarina associated to design? Well if you haven’t raise your hand you probably have never seen a Ferrari car because Pininfarina designed almost all of them.

Pininfarina hasn’t done much in the yachting industry or at least not as much as his reputation in the top luxury design world would suggest.

But here it is a project that caught our eye. It’s called project Aurea and sits in the 70-meters size range.

Rossinavi has intelligently teamed up with Pininfarina to bake a brand new project and in our view a fresh approach in yacht design that seems to recall the grandeur of ancient Rome.

Rossinavi says the yacht will have a diesel-electric propulsion system amidships to also free up space in the aft for a ‘biggest in class’ beach club.

We have to admit the below image really caught our attention because for once it was envisioned with the moonlight rather than the sun. Whoever of you as enjoyed sailing at night knows that nights at sea can be the most stunning show mother nature is able to give.

Project Aurea - Pininfarina

According to Superyacht world: “Project Aurea’s guest cabins are on the main deck. Much emphasis has been placed on outdoor guest spaces, with a longitudinal balcony covering a folding bulwark to offer guests a private outdoor space. in the lines of the hull you can see something of Pininfarina’s iconic car designs, with the aerodynamic shape going from the bow to the stern.”

We instead are vey curious to see whether the legendary skills of Pininfarina for creating aerodynamic lines will translate in an unusual use of open spaces while the vessel is on the move.

Rossinavi Pininfarina Aurea 70 meters yacht Rossinavi Pininfarina Aurea 70 meters yacht