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If ever there was a brand that could justifiably claim to be the Rolls Royce of powerboats, it would be Riva. Designed and built with a fanatical dedication to perfection, and with a heritage that goes back over a century, nothing else has quite the status, allure, dignity and glamour of Riva.

This year’s London Boat Show sees the UK debut of Riva’s latest and most glamourous addition to their dayboat/weekender line-up, the 39ft Rivamare.

Every inch the modern day re-imagining of the legendary mahogany Rivas of 50 years ago, the Rivamare is a glorious combination of exquisite design, meticulous quality, flawless finish and impeccable performance.

The Rivamare’s sublimely elegant lines, voluptuous sweeping stern and gleaming wooden deck are all classic Riva hallmarks. As an open-top dayboat, the Rivamare is sheer perfection. Her cockpit and deck areas are not just beautifully designed, they are also brilliantly practical and superbly comfortable. The cockpit is where people will spend most of their time, and they’ll be happy to find it fitted out like a luxury limousine, but with the added attractions of sun loungers and steps down.

to the sea. The main centre section of the transom opens out to form a bathing platform, revealing a garage with plenty of space inside for a Seabob, skis and other watersports gear.

The interior of the Rivamare is something to behold. Surprisingly spacious, the detailing is simply stunning. It is trimmed in beautifully hand-stitched leather, with gleaming woodwork and polished steel that sparkles like precious metal. It makes the perfect day cabin, but also provides genuine overnight accommodation when required. The v-berth, which converts to a double, also serves as a seating and dining area. And there’s a fully fitted bathroom with shower and wc, plus a galley.

And yet, with all this style, design, glamour and luxury, the Rivamare is a powerboat, and an exceptional one at that. The best part of owning one of these wonderful machines is undoubtedly getting behind the wheel and opening the throttles. The helm station has the sort of look you might expect if Gucci designed a console for a racing powerboat – you just know that what you are about to experience is going to be something very special. And indeed it is: smooth, powerful, astonishingly responsive, the Rivamare handles like a dream. Nestling unobtrusively below the sunbeds are twin 400hp Volvo sterndrives, ample power to accelerate the Rivamare smoothly and gracefully onto the plane, and on to a top speed of 40 knots (46mph/74kph).

This is not a boat for the shy and retiring. The Rivamare will demand and attract attention, not to mention admiration and even adoration. When it comes into view, onlookers will inevitably stand and stare, such is its presence and poise. Fashionable trends may come and go, but the timeless elegance of the Rivamare will turn heads for years to come.

This very recent Moody 54 namely Tangaroa, can be identified from hull number DEMOO54019I415 or from the engine serial number Volvo D3 150 nr.A332780.

It’s a Dixon design with a raised deck salon as you can see from the pictures in this post.

The vessel was stolen in Italy in Marina di Aregai between 18,30 and 20.00 of Sunday, November the 5th.

Please do share this article with friends on social media and with those you might know sailing during this period of the year. The vessel is rather big to be hauled in an indoor shipyard and therefore is very likely to be sailing or at anchor somewhere.

The technical specs of the vessel are as follow:

54ft Moody gets stolen in the Med

Length overall                 17,10 m.
Beam                                 5,20 m.
Draft                                  2,65 m. / 2,25 m.
Displacement                  24,50 t. circa
Main Sail                         81,50 sqm circa
Jib                                     65,00 sqm circa
Designed by: Dixon Yacht Design

UPDATE: As of December 2019 the owner is actually accepting offers for this Morgan 70 feet – which will be sold as a registered – The engines’ warranty will be started at the time of sale.

This is an off-market opportunity offered exclusively by Rodriquez Consulting. The vessel is ready for sea trial

PLEASE NOTE: The images below refer to the actual boat for sale and are non-professional pictures, these pictures have not been modified or filtered and reflect the status of the boat in Mid October 2017

If you would like to download the original specification sheet of this vessel please use the download bottom below the asking price is the first reference price of the yacht inclusive of warranty.

 To avoid spam, bots,  and filter only genuine enquiries we have set a price per download of £1, if you would like to avoid this charge use the contact us form, leave us your details and we’ll be glad to email you the spec sheet.

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Recently we received a phone call that was pleasantly surprising. The Morgan Yacht 70 feet that was almost ready to be launched a few years ago  (and never was) had been brought out of a messy situation involving the bankruptcy of Aicon Yachts and liquidation of its asset.

The Morgan Yacht 70 was originally designed after the smaller sister the Morgan Yacht 130ft initially sold to Ferrari CEO, Cordero di Montezemolo.

A shipyard owner that we trust had been involved in moving the vessel on land and is involved in ‘refreshing’ it as the vessel was covered in the shipyard for quite a few years during the legal issues of Aicon Yacht that had acquired the brand in most recent years.

The vessel represents maybe the last opportunity to acquire a new (under full warranty) Morgan Yacht 70 at a very competitive price in the region of euros 1.1m with 0 hours on the engines and full warranty on all its

Note: The image below refers to another unit (sister ship) of Morgan 70.

Morgan Yacht 70components.

This vessel was proposed well over Euros 1.7m-2.1m (depending on the customization required) in the past. In other words, this is a unique off-market opportunity to acquire a vessel that will surely become a collector’s item.

The Vessel is offered now at a firm price of €1.1M

For more info get in touch   +44 7445 30 86 22

It’s 2017 and the world wide web has evolved quite a bit but eBay has been around for over 30 years and it became famous precisely for auctions. Auctions are particularly suitable for boats because unlike cars boats are much harder to price and at times there is a significant difference between a boat theoretical value and the price that a cash-strained owner is ready to accept to part with his/her boat and get rid of the costs that come with owning a vessel.

I know a lot of yachting industry professionals will raise more than a few eyebrows for what we are about to write but here it is:

How to find very good deals for small and medium size boats on eBay and what should you look out for.

First and foremost decide what your actual goal is. If you are not a professional and you think you can buy low and sell high, please make sure you have experience in budgeting and refitting boats because, rest assured, even the most seasoned professionals (and I am not going to mention any major shipyard here to avoid a lawsuit) happens to go wildly out of budget during a new built or a major refit. If you are planning to buy a vessel that you can charter, we have available a Yacht Charter Business plan template you can download

Mostly you will be able to find day cruisers, cuddy cabin cruisers, sky boats and walk around boats, sports fishing boats a few RIBs and quite a few sailboats too.

On Ebay uk you will actually find very interesting boats if you are into classic lines and wooden sailboats with the occasional pearl such as this Sparkman and Stephens we just noticed 

Sparkman & Stephens for sale

In our little guide on how to find a good deal for a boat on Ebay, we would like to help if letting you know what to look at so here is a list of things you want to consider:

Before we get into to technical stuff, think about the location:

The Location

It’s a very important element because it can determine both your travel cost and time it will take to actually go and see the boat but also it can have a major impact on the cost of mooring in the water before you can actually sail the boat to your chosen home port. Furthermore, if you need to do some work before the vessel is seaworthy the current location of the vessel could have a major impact on those costs. Parts for the engine or rigging might be coming from far away and add quite a bit to your budget, as well as you might not have good enough facilities to carry out some specific works to your desired standard of quality or safety.  Budget very carefully if you are purchasing a vessel that can’t really be put on a trailer because moving a yacht on land can be a major expense and might end up costing more than the boat itself.

The Design and the Designer Name 

If you are buying very cheap you might not be able to be to fuzzy about it, however if you are buying a Sparkman & Stephens for example you can rest assured the vessel will retain a certain value among those who appreciate classic yachts or you might even get lucky and find some VIP owners in the history of the boat which might influence the buyer’s decision later on, whenever you’ll decide to sell the vessel.

The Model and the Shipyard

If you are buying a vessel from a very well known shipyard and a very common model you might be able to find forums or small group of owners that might point you in the right direction on common faults or problems that particular model has or that other owners of similar units have experienced, a bit like classic cars. The shipyard instead might have a reputation for solid boats that are good for sailing around the world – some examples; Hallberg-Rassy or Oyster.

Spirit Yacht Wood Boat

Spirit Yacht

The Construction Material/s 

Some construction materials we would just simply reccomend  to stay away from, for instance, Ferro-Cement. I am not going to bore you and explain why in this article. Some mixed constructions are tricky for example steel and aluminium are particularly complicated to join when welding so we would recommend you do your research in terms of what shipyard did it and how those stress points (joints) have put up with time and physical stress.  Let’s also bust a bit of a myth, fiberglass is a safer purchase then wood – we respectfully disagree with those who believe so. Wood is much easier to inspect without the help of a professional surveyor whereas a fibreglass hull with minor signs or initial osmosis can be much harder to detect than a rotten spot of wood. Also, if you plan to go sailing to the west coast of Africa it’s much more likely to find somebody who can repair wood and the supply of such material rather than fibreglass in general.  Carbon and Kevlar are very expensive and tricky to repair  but if you are looking at those you probably already know this. Steel is a great material but it can be subject to a lot more corrosion than you would expect in certain climates, so it’s often a good idea to call in a professional to measure the thickness in several spots of the vessel.  With aluminium you have similar issues as with steel however alluminium requires professionals that are generally harder to find to be fixed properly if need be. One trick is to consider that if you are looking at a fibreglass hull built in 1970 back in those years builders were just starting with fibreglass so your hull could be much more robust than you may think of course this ‘advantage’ would come with a bit more weight so you might need a little more HP on the engine to make up for it, compared to a modern vessel in the same size range and ‘style’.

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We live in the world of quick city escapes and instagram pictures posted but the most exotic destinations ‘consumed’ just like they were a McDonald’s happy meal. All of us who have experienced sailing do know that there is another way to travel. Yes, because there is a significant difference between being a tourist and being a traveller. A sailor is generally a lot more than a traveller rather than a tourist.

The difference is simply in the depth of the experience. A lot of sailors have the dream to sail the world on a budget or to be more accurate sail the world in a financially sustainable way.

Sailing and travelling by sea is a whole different experience compared to taking a plane and checking in in a hotel, it certainly more difficult and it is not for everybody but on the other hand it is life-changing to an extent that a plane trip will hardly ever be [with some exceptions ]. Sailing the world can actually be done on a budget, but how?

Nowadays, technology has allowed people that are not just infinitely wealthy by birth to actually put together a plan to sail around the world and keep doing it extensively for years maintaining a financially sustainable lifestyle.

Until some year ago travelling around the world (comfortably) extensively was something that most people could do after 10,20 or even 30 years of work and savings to be able to afford it, but now, there are several ways to work remotely, monetise content and learn on the go.  Surely, if you have enough accumulated wealth to not worry for rest of your life you won’t need these tips but that’s 1% of the population of the world. Lastly, the age factor, what if you could afford it at 30 years old or earlier rather than at 60 or older, would you not have a little more energy and good health to enjoy the trip and the world?

sailing the world on a budget

These two 20-something Australians have been onboard for years now sailing by more than 30 countries and from the looks of it, we don’t believe they’re going to stop anytime soon.

We really liked Sailing La Vagabonde adventure and their protagonists spontaneity, we are certainly inspired by their work and their adventures and  would recommend our readers to have a look at Sailing La Vagabonde, we are sure there is a bit of inspiration for a lot of us and quite a few practical things to learn about sailing and boating in general.

sailing the world on a budget

Also, because we do know a thing or two about buying, refitting, and managing vessels we would like to add a few of our tips so that you get 8 tips from Riley and Elayna (The couple from the video above)

  1. If you are buying a boat and it is your first one we have a full dedicated guide to buying your first boat , just click this link
  2. Yes, Riley and Elayna are right. Boats are generally less expensive in EU or in the U.S. compared to Australia and one trick to find very very good deal is to scout for auctions (we just published an article about one boat auction ) so don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter.
  3. If you need to do some work to your boat in the U.S. the South of Florida is a great place and in Europe the South of Italy, Turkey and Greece have a long standing marine tradition but also the U.K. and the northern european country are very well skills (might be a little colder)
  4. If you are considering to work remotely as a freelancer regardless of your skills (you could be an engineer and architect or a web developer or graphic designer, writer, video maker or voiceover talent) there are plenty of platforms such as Upwork, PeoplePerHour, and many other to monetise your skills and work remotely
  5. Compared to a few years ago, now there are also a plethora of platforms that will allow you to charter your boat throughout your travels and make money as and when you need them throughout your around-the-world journey. Some examples are Boardaboat.com, BoatSetter.com, BoatBookings.com TheYachtMarket.co.uk YourBoatHoliday.com and many other.






Currently under construction and for sale is the Alurib tender.

This is a very peculiar vessel that can be used like a normal leisure RIB or for more heavy duty uses at diving schools, marine research expeditions, and military applications.

 

One of the main advantages of a non-inflatable tube is that it provides a large and well distributed storage area.

In our case we are studying a foldable wings system to turn this vessel into a small-size hydrofoil that can serve both the leisure market and the workboat market.

The price range of the vessel depending on the installed power will vary from 150k-250k euros.

Contact us for more details

 

 

Whereas the total growth of Luxury goods in 2016 grew only of 4% according to Bain and Co.. Preliminary estimates we are making see the growth of the global yachting industry at 19-20% for 2017 and we believe it is very likely, given the general sentiment of the boat show season, that this yacht market growth will be sustained for the year 2018.

The size segment of Yachts above 30 meter in length as tracked by Super Yacht Intelligence shows a significant growth as well.

Note that the RED represents (orders) the LIGHT BLUE represents yachts under construction and the GREEN represents delivered/launched vesselsSuperyacht Orders vs Delivery

It is also interesting to notice even the average size of large yachts has grown from 47.8 meters in 2013 to 51.6 meters in 2017.

Avg Size of SuperYacht growth 2017

Of the overall yacht market 86% is the share of motorboats whereas the sailboat market has a market share of 12% and the remaining 2% is represented by rigid inflatable boats also referred to as RIBs.

The refit and repairs market is well over 1 billion euros in value worldwide.

The top 10 countries in terms of number of boats per 1000 citizens is shown in the graph (source: DELOITTE) below and is topped by northern European countries that have a strong nautical culture and a solid GDP per capita.

 

Boat Ownership:1000

 

 

The production of yacht going in 2017-18 will be distributed largely as in the previous years.

World Production Of Yacht 2017

 

 

The fleet of supeyacht is set to grow significantly towards 2022 with a related growth of the whole yachting economic system that is driven by large yachts.

Superyacht unit growth by 2022

It is important to note that because the average size of super yachts is growing the number of deliveries could be decreasing.

 

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

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

I am sure I am not the only one who has noticed this; the ups and downs of the yachting industry of the past 15 years have cleared the market from improvised market players and have consolidated the positions of other players. Generally speaking, those yachting industry players who are 15 years or older that are still trading in 2017 know what they are doing.

I’m confident it hasn’t been easy for any of the market players in the industry to go through the above mentioned ups and downs, however, it surely was more challenging for those who play a numbers game more than for others. In other words, those players whose business is based less on the historical relationships with a handful of U-HNWI owners to buy and sell their vessels over and over again and more on the lion share of the yachting industry market the mid-high level charter (12m-45m yachts).

BoatBookings.com

Among these players I had the pleasure to meet with the team of BoatBookings.com. The internet is surely where the focus has been in the last 5-6 years with all the “I wanna-be the Airbnb of boats” coming up and investing in UX, and Web development  [FYI: if you want to work with us never tell me You want to be the airbnb of boats please unless you have 30 million euros hanging you don’t know what to do with ok? or I’ll just leave without saying goodbye], but BoatBookings.com is over 10 years old and that makes them a pioneer among the yachting players online. With traffic in the millions of viewers every year they serve from the bareboat charter clients to the 50 meter super yacht charter clients and they do it very well in the sense that each broker is very competent and knows very well what makes a charter a successful one despite the wide variety of client types they serve.

It’s not surprising BoatBookings has a competent and dynamic CEO – Mrs DeValle – who takes great care of her whole team beyond their business training all the way to their physical wellness with scheduled fitness sessions at their office in Cannes.

A valuable and competent CEO, would not be able to do well for its business without a great team and if you hop on their LiveChat on BoatBookings.com to ask some information regarding a yacht charter trip that you are planning, regardless of your budget, you will realise immediately you are NOT talking with an outsourced contact center in a low cost country but with real brokers with hundreds of hours of training and thousands of nautical miles of yachting from their Cannes office. 

Boatbookings.com great strengths are their speed, with almost immediate response on all yacht availability, their competence in advising both expert sailors as well as newcomers and their first hand knowledge of  itineraries and vessels to best suit the needs of a diverse global clientele.

Maybe some of you are thinking, oh that is easy to do and it’s a broker should be doing, well if you are thinking that you have probably never tried to do it or were extremely lucky with all your yacht charters. Trust me, it’s not easy to deliver a service as BoatBookings.com does.

If you are passionate about Yachting and would like to become affiliated to boatbookings.com here is the link to their affiliate program

If you are a yacht owner a former owner or you are simply looking to try your first yacht holiday these guys know what they are doing, give them the opportunity to prove it to you. Those of you who have experience in the business and decide to speak to Boatbookings.com will know the quality of the people you are speaking with in the first 2 minutes of conversation.

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