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Silver Arrows Marine, a new company based in London, unveiled a new design of vessel yesterday, inspired and designed by engineers with Mercedes-Benz Style as well as naval architects and marine engineers. The project is under construction and is expected to launch in 2013. The 14m boat took six years to design and promises to be “completely different” than other luxury boat, according to the launch announcement. “A luxury car on the water,” Chairman Ron Gibbs said. The vessel has its genes in the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows cars of the 1930s. Some of the people involved include Martin Francis, the architect who designed the hull of M/Y A and whose technique was used to build the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris; Tommaso Spadolini, who designed the first yacht to run at more than 70 knots; and Gorden Wagener, who is vice president of design with Mercedes-Benz.
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ATTRACTIVE: The crew on M/Y Larisa kept yesterday sailing along with smiles and laughter on the aft deck. More crew photos on pages 2 and 4. PHOTO/LUCY REED
Schools add training options By Lucy Chabot Reed Several maritime training schools have introduced new programs during the Monaco show. Here are a few: l The 70-year-old Warsash Maritime Academy near London has teamed up with Southampton Solent University to create Warsash Superyacht Academy, a concentrated effort to consolidate its existing yacht training and expand it with additional courses and instructors. The academy has seven bridge simulators, an engine room simulator and a 20-acre lake for ship-handling exercises. (www. warsashsuperyachtacademy.com) “We’re bringing all the facilities and knowledge that we have for merchant training to the yachting sector,” said Lars Lippuner, business development
manager with the superyacht side of Warsash academy. “We’ve always delivered yacht training. Now we’re filling the gaps.” l The Maritime Training Academy has created a new distance-learning diploma in superyacht new builds, launching Oct. 1. The 10-module course covers everything from project management and contract law to change orders and sea trials. The course takes a minimum of 12 months and includes an exam. (www.mpigroup.co.uk). l This year, JPMA (John Percival Marine Associates) in the UK celebrates its 15th anniversary and has recently taken over an adjacent building, giving it nine training rooms. The new space will be used primarily for STCW95 Basic
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THE LONG WAY TO MONACO: Chris Allix of Dominion Marine took a kayak to get to this year’s show. He’s raising money for charity and regaining his health. PHOTO/LUCY REED
Man paddles kayak to Monaco By Lucy Chabot Reed Sometimes news from the show is more about people than technology. Chris Allix of Dominion Marine paddled to the Monaco Yacht Show in a 17-foot kayak from Isle of Man. It took him three months – and cost him five stone (about 70 pounds) – but he arrived Wednesday morning. “My doctor told me I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and I was borderline Type II diabetes,” Allix said. “I could either go on medication for the rest of my life or lose weight. I don’t like running so I thought I’d do this.” Think about it. That journey took him across the Irish Sea, through the canals to Oxford, down the Thames before it closed for the Olympics in July, into the estuary to Dover, across
the English Channel (well, halfway across as the French wouldn’t let him enter; he paddled back and considers it crossed), down canals to Soane, then the Rhone to Marseilles and out into the Mediterranean Sea, around Cap d’Ail and into Monaco. “It was such an insane project that most people didn’t think I’d achieve it,” he said, his voice a little hoarse from telling the story so many times. He hoped to raise $50,000 for several charities back home, but he’s only gotten about 15 percent of that. He’s still accepting donations; learn more on his Web site or his Facebook page: ManToMonaco, or visit booth QP2. Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of Triton Today Monaco, a daily produced by The Triton. Comments are welcome at lucy@ the-triton.com.
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Safety Training and the OOW Efficient Deckhand course. (www.sailorsworld. co.uk) l Bluewater launched its interior training in accordance with the new PYA interior certification. Set to begin Oct. 1, courses include level 1 (entry level), level 2 for senior stews and level 3 for head of department under 500 tons. Also beginning next month is a one-day cocktail and spirit course in collaboration with Shaker BarSchool. Bluewater has also expanded its Bluewater One program, the unique program that transforms annual subscription rates for its crew placement
services into vouchers for training, euro for euro. New this season is a free welcome gift, including iPads or Macbooks, depending on the vessel size. (www.bluewateryachting.com) l The RYA has added International Crew Training, a yacht school in Fort Lauderdale, as its newest partner. ICT has taken over International Yacht Training Fort Lauderdale’s STCW and MCA training programs. The RYA alliance now enables ICT to offer a full range of certified courses. ICT also has a crew placement division. (www. yachtmaster.com) Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of Triton Today Monaco. Comments are welcome at email@example.com.
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