Motorboat & Yachting: This weekend at the Broom Boat Show, several notable boat models goes on display in Brundall, including 1957 model Jenny Wren.
At the 2016 Broom Boat Show the entire new boats range will be featured, hosted at the company’s Norfolk HQ, along with a selection of used models, including the notable Broom Jenny Wren from 1957.
The restored boat model recently starred in a BBC One show Holidays of a Lifetime with Fiona Philips and Len Goodman. Because the Jenny Wren is the showcase project for Broom’s new Heritage Marine Services division, which specialises in restoring classic models.
“We have some of the best boat builders in the country here at Broom, who have been building boats with us since the 1960s, so launching a heritage division was a natural step for us”, said Greg Houlston, general manager of Broom Marine Services.
At the boat show, visitors will also be able to enjoy on-site entertainment, take a factory tour, go on a short trip along the river to experience a Broom model in its natural environment.
Motorboat & Yachting: Cannes Yachting Festival in September will see the launch of the new Monte Carlo Yachts 80 which will slot in between the 76 and 86 when it hits the water in the autumn.
The boat yard is using Nuvolari Lenard design house to carve out a familiar Monte Carlo Yacht shape on an 80ft canvas with typical styling points like the feature windows in the topsides, round ports, stern “eyebrow” over the windscreen and a Portuguese bridge.
The flybridge reaches right back over the cockpit and is protected by a sleek hardtop. There is the option to have a hot tub up here as well as more regular amenities like sun pads, dining space and a comprehensive bar and cooking area.
Emphasis on the main deck has been on getting as much light into the saloon as possible through the use of floor-to-ceiling windows but this is bolstered by light woods and materials, including bleached oak flooring throughout the décor.
Details on exact cabin layouts are yet to be revealed but we do know that there will be a sumptuous, full-beam master cabin with a typically spacious ensuite and likely a similarly smart VIP ensuite in the bow.
Yachting Boating World: Work has now finished to save the 14,000 square feet of damaged coral in the Cayman Islands that was hit by the billionaire’s $162 million mega-yacht Tatoosh in January.
The emergency restoration work on the protected reef was jointly administered by the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc. and The Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE). The work was carried out by Polaris Applied Sciences.
The Polaris team reattached 1,600 organisms, including hundreds of hard and soft corals and sponges.
The work to triage the area, which local officials say was damaged by the mega-yacht’s anchor and chain on January 14, included stabilising and removing rubble, re-creating structures, and rescuing and reattaching as much living coral as possible. More than 30 tonnes of cement and sand, along with eight tonnes of rubble, were used in the operation, says Vulcan Inc. in a statement.
The project, which took 300 hours over 24 days, was overseen by Dr. Harold Hudson, formerly of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a world leader in restoration of coral habitats.
“The reef remediation by Polaris Applied Sciences was an experienced-based approach to help minimise the damage and improve the likelihood of coral recovery in the area,” said Dr. Hudson. “The swift implementation of this plan provides the greatest chance for recovery of the affected area and I commend both Vulcan and the DoE for their efforts to help ensure its rapid completion.”
A coral restoration expert, William Precht, has been hired by The Cayman Islands Department of Environment to continue to oversee the project and monitor the area.