Making its official debut at the Cannes boat show 2014 is Sanlorenzo’s largest planing hulled yacht and new flagship in its class, the 37-metre SL118.
The yacht, which is built of fibreglass and has accommodation for 10 passengers and five crew, recalls the traditional features of the SL line but with larger spaces and advanced solutions in numerous areas.
These improvements include the wide hull and a superstructure that allows a better use of space at the bow inside the lower deck, while allowing external passageways to be relocated from outside to inside the deckhouse.
In accordance with Sanlorenzo’s made-to-measure tradition, the interior of this first boat was designed according to the requests of its owner, and feature a modern style and an innovative space concept. Insulated glass used is used in the lower deck bulkheads, dividing cabins but allowing light to spread throu ...
Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has become the first person to swim the Seven Seas.
Lewis completed his final swim from Southend-on-Sea up to the Thames Barrier, breaking the swim into three lengths – Southend to Gravesend on the 28th August and Gravesend to the Thames Barrier on the 29th August. It took him 8hrs and 12 minutes.
Lewis said: “I’ve just completed the first long-distance swim in the Seven Seas of the ancient world. I’ve experienced some things I will never forget. And seen some things I wish I could erase from my memory, but which will haunt me for the rest of my days.
“I will never forget the people I met along this journey, the literally hundreds of people from all walks of life who helped us and supported us and jumped in the sea to swim with us, just to be part of this mission, just for ...
Today I start my North Sea swim - the final swim in our campaign for more Marine Protected Areas in our oceans. The swim will be from Southend on Sea to the Thames Barrier. We expect to finish on Friday morning.
It's a symbolic place to finish this campaign. The Thames Barrier was built 30 years ago to protect London from flooding. Expected to be used 2 or 3 times per year. This year it's been raised 48 times already.
[Pic: Kelvin Trautman Photographer]