the sailing yacht Action Arrived this morning and tied up at Purdys Wharf. With Ngoni on the other side, Purdy’s is a great spot to check out some proper Yachts.
The British sailing yacht Ngoni was towed in by Captain Jim last night, and tied up at Purdy’s Wharf.From AIS Tracks, she was left Rhode Island, and apparently had an issue of Liscomb NS. She made her way to Halifax, and was towed into the harbour.
the name is from a lute like string instrument originating in West Africa
When I went by her today, someone was working on the radar.
(Above) The 140.75ft Custom sail yacht ‘Koo’ was built by Vitters in Netherlands and was delivered to her owner in 2002 as Vent D’est . She was last refitted in 2016. Registered in London England, She sleeps 8 and carries a crew of 6.
(Below) The 150.92ft Custom motor yacht motor yacht ‘Mary A’ was built by Feadship in Netherlands in 2001 as Northern Light, and was last refit in 2010. she sleeps 12, and carries a crew of 9.
(Above) Cayman Islands registered Nimbus left Palm Beach Florida in May, And headed up to halifax. Since then she has done a couple of trips to Burgeo and Grey River Newfoundland.
NIMBUS is 30m in Length, built in Netherlands by Moonen and delivered in 2011. Her top speed is 13.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 4500.0nm at 9.0kn with power coming from two 600hp Caterpillarengines. She can accommodate up to 8 people with a crew of 3.
She was designed by Rene Van Der Velden with Diana Yacht Design developing the naval architecture, and the interior design was created by Art-Line.
Time For Us sailed this morning bound for Annapolis Maryland. She spent the Spring in Bermuda, then sailed to Charlottetown, arriving in Halifax July 16th.
The 122.05ft /37.2m yacht was built in 1997 by Delta Marine and last refitted in 2013. This vessel’s design and engineering are the work of Delta Design Group. Previously named Phaedra her interior was designed by Claudette Bonville. She will sleep 8 in 4 cabins with a crew of 5.
She is available for charter – 1 week Starts at $70,000 + expenses.
10 – 8. borrrrrriiiiinnnnng
Days Like this is White, and the epitome of Bland Luxury.
Destination Fox Harb’r was owned by Tim horton’s co founder Ron Joyce.
Dardanella has the lines of a trawler, and a crows nest, and isnt all white. A worthy Yacht for the #8 position.
Amazon is a 102-foot (31 m) long screw schooner ex-steam yacht built in 1885 at the private Arrow Yard of Tankerville Chamberlayne in Southampton
6. Amer Sport 1/Spirit of Adventure/Esprit de Corps IV VOR60
Derek Hadfield’s yacht, the boat ran the Volvo Ocean race as AMER Sport 1, becoming Spirit of Adventure under Hadfiled’s ownership. She now sails as Esprit de Corps IV out of Quebec
Bread is reportedly owned by a Toronto bakery millionaire. Its facing a bit of an identity crisis with a sailing hull, and steamboat upper decks.
Khalilah was built by Palmer Johnson Yachts, and stopped into Halifax on her delivery trip to Florida. she reportedly belongs to a Russian millionaire
3. Hugo Boss IMOCA 60
Alex Thomsons’ IMOCA 60 stopped at the RNSYS at the start of a Eastcoast and great lakes trip.
Kamaxitha is a gorgeous sailing yacht – large and proper
Lots of yachts put into Halifax over the summer. very few are special enough to warrant posting about. the 180.45ft custom Sail yacht ‘Kamaxitha’ is one worth mentioning. She was built by Royal Huisman in Netherlands, and was delivered to her owner in 2012.
The Cayman Island Flagged Kamaxitha offers accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms 1 owner cabin, 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins and 1 pullman bed. She arrived yesterday from Palm Beach.
Boat International Has a piece on her, including interior photos.
Other yachts that have visited Halifax, and warrant a mention Include Pangea – owned by explorer Mike Horne (2nd Visit), Khalilah on her delivery trip purported to be destined for a Russian millionaire, Bread – Owned by a Ontario Baker, and Amazon (See #10)
The Halifax Waterfront will host the ROUTE Halifax Saint-Pierre race, a prestigious international 350-mile Ocean Race running from Halifax, NS, Canada to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, France.The Race happens Bi-annually, in the off year for the Marblehead to Halifax Race. This year the race departs at Noon on June 26. Boats will be along the waterfront beginning today.
In the past, the Race has begun off the RNSYS in the Northwest Arm.
This years race will include a group of 25 international sailboats and their 200-person crew. The boats are coming to Halifax from both sides of the Atlantic, including 14 Canadian boats (7 NS, 1 NB, 2 NFLD, 4QC), 4 French boats (3 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, 1 France Mainland), 2 English boats and 5 American boats. The boats will be moored between Bishop’s Landing to the Summit Seawall (just north of the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden).
Details about the vessels can be found at https://www.routespm.com/en/route-halifax-saint-pierre/2018-entries/
Also in attendance will be the French Marine National ship Fulmar, which patrols the water of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, and put into Halifax today.
As part of the event, there will be two evenings of free, live, all ages, French music (June 23 and 24 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm), taking place at Foundation Place, 1549 Lower Water Street. (next to Waterfront Warehouse) Acts Performing will be:
Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss Imoca 60 racing yacht arrived at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron last night. built to compete in Distance off shore races – Thomson last ran the 2016 Vendee Globe. The yacht is built for single handed operation.
The Yacht will be making stops in Canada and America in June & July this year. The dates and stops are as follows: Montreal – 2nd – 4th June Toronto – 11th – 15th June Boston 1st – 3rd July New York – 10th – 15th July
Thompson is probably best known outside sailing circles for his Hugo Boss Promotional work Which featured climbing the mast while the boat was heeled, Standing on the Keel, And wakeboarding behind the boat.
In 2016 rumours were swirling that the Yacht Jamaica Bay was in Ireland chartered by the famous musical couple. That was never confirmed, though they are in known to have spent time a yacht Gattica Star. That vessel is owned by a Nigerian Oil Tycoon, who is currently reported to be hiding out on the boat.