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Nathanael Greene Herreshoff – New York 30 Banzai – A Celebration Of Life

The beautiful Herreshoff New York 30s - More than the mastery of N.G. Herreshoff's engineering and artistic abilities, the home to many wonderful memories for those you have been fortunate enough to sail aboard them.

We want to thank all who have provided information to our staff and Banzai's historical profile in our Classic Yacht Registry of Heritage. For without this information and cooperation, we would not have been able to reunite the Evan's family for one last sail to honor their parents and to relive the wonderful memories that all shared on this special day. In order to respect the privacy of the Evan's family, we did not film during their sail around the beautiful waters of Oyster Bay. In all, a wonderful day that will be remain forever indelible...    ...
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Antigua Superyacht Challenge, 2018

The season opened on Antigua's deep blue waters. 4 days and nights of racing and shoreside fun in a corner of beautiful Nelson's Dockyard.

  Antigua Superyacht Challenge, 2018 from A C Q U A F I L M S on Vimeo.   The Caribbean superyacht season kicked off in fine style with the 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua. Now its 8th year, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is free from commercial endorsements, and has one clear objective; to provide all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an exclusive selection of yachts, where fair racing and good companionship are valued above all else. The regatta once again attracted a magnificent fleet, including five previous winners. Dazzling yachts ranging in size from 82ft (25m) to 172ft (52m) took part in four days of racing along the stunning south coast of Antigua. Five races were scored using the new 2018 ORCsy Superyacht rule. The 90ft Hoek designed...
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Spirit Yachts 111′ SuperYacht

The new Spirit 111’ is well underway, projected completion date set for 2019

Sean McMillan comments, “We are delighted to be working with Rhoades Young on Spirit Yachts’ first collaboration with an external design agency. By maximizing our combined expertise, we have created an aesthetically beautiful, lightweight yacht that will be easy to handle with minimal crew. The end result will be one of the largest, single-masted modern classic wooden yachts ever built in the UK.” Rhoades Young director Jonathan Rhoades adds, “Spirit Yachts is renowned for its build quality and elegant design, and we are looking forward to working alongside Sean and his team on what is set to be a ground-breaking new project.”    

We are particularly interested in this vessels Green credentials.

Spirit Yachts - The impressive new superyacht is set to be as eco-friendly as possible to enable the owner to spend sustainable periods of time onboard using minimal fuel....
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Mahurangi Regatta – January 27, 2018

The Mahurangi Cruising Club - (Encouraging the ownership, use and restoration of classic wooden boats) - The Mahurangi Regatta is held in January every year on the weekend of the Auckland Anniversary regatta – Mahurangi’s on Saturday, Auckland’s on Monday. Many boats compete in both, but the races between classic yachts in the Mahurangi Harbour are the Club’s premier event and its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful setting attract more people and boats every year. With more than a hundred boats competing (and hundreds more looking on), the Mahurangi Regatta is thought to be the largest gathering of classic wooden boats in the Southern Hemisphere. Scotts Landing is a great venue for the after-match function; the prize giving, the marquee, the jazz band and the barbeques. Event - Mahurangi Regatta Date - Saturday, January 27, 2018 Host - Mahurangi Cruising Club Location- Sullivans Bay, Mahurangi Harbour, New Zealand Boating New Zealand - The 2017 Mahurangi Classic Yacht Regatta was held on Saturday...
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On this Day January 22, 1912. – Henry Flagler Arrives in Key West

Crowd Welcomes Henry Flagler's Arrival in Key West

On January 22, 1912, the nearly twenty thousand residents of the city of Key West, Florida, located on a small island some 128 miles south of the Florida peninsula, observed the completion of an overseas rail connection to the mainland. The Florida East Coast Railway served the island until 1935, when it was destroyed by a hurricane. It was replaced in 1938 by the Overseas Highway, built on the foundation of the old railroad bed. This system of forty-two bridges, which connects the Florida Keys to the mainland, is one of the longest over-water roads in the world.    ...
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