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The Fastest Boats in the World

by Betty Havre
The Fastest Boats in the World

Sailing in the open seas can be a very refreshing and exciting experience. It is a good way to ease your mind from the stress and pollution from the city making it a perfect holiday getaway. Furthermore, you are free to go wherever you want without the trouble of traffic or whatsoever. Even though they travel on water, boats can move at a very impressive speed allowing for fast and easy travel. The fastest boats in the world are often sought after by boat enthusiasts who want to try them out for their own. Let use consider some of its noteworthy boats that travel at breakneck speed.

First off let us classify the different types of boats that are available for use. You will often find maxi yachts, conventional yachts, speed boats, sailboats and ocean liners used on a regular basis and you will find no shortage of these boats to use at your own accord.

It should be noted that a maxi yacht usually refers to a racing sailboat of at least 70 feet (21 m) in length. Boat international has listed the top 20 fastest yachts with a variety of specifications such as their length as well as their propulsion. For speed, they have ranging maximum horsepower from TANGA II which has 7,770hp going up to the impressive horsepower of 20,600 with the famous World is not Enough yacht.

Another noteworthy of attention is the Silver Fast which is a brand new superyacht that was built by Silver Yachts in Australia. It is considered to be the largest and speediest aluminium motor yacht with conventional propulsion. However, this yacht does come with a hefty cost with an asking price of €79.5million (approximately £60million or $90million).

In the sailboat category, the Vestas Sailrocket 2 is considered to be the world’s fastest sailboat, smashing the world speed sailing record by running 64 knots (75 mph). On the other hand you can find fast speed boats from Mystic, MTI, Skater, and Outerlimits that can break 200-mph.

Ocean Liners also don’t get left behind as they also move at a relatively fast pace in the ocean. Queen Mary 2 is recognized as the fastest ocean liner in the world and has been in the cruise industry for quite some time celebrating 10th anniversary which is already on its 11th anniversary as the time of this writing. This ocean liner is also quite active as it has sailed for more than 1.5 million nautical miles on over 400 voyages, visiting 182 ports in 60 countries.

Speed is not the only primary factor to be considered when choosing a boat for your travels especially if you are on a tighter budget as they can cost you a substantial amount of resources.  Boat races however, mostly factor speed making it an important contributing factor for them to win the races.

Even with increasing popularity of boat races, I don’t think we’ll yet to see boat racing odds prominent on Betfair anytime soon as punters are much more interested in other sports such as cricket, soccer, baseball and horse racing. The reason behind this is due to the high maintenance cost of racing boats making them quite a risky endeavor when compared to other sports and racing bets that were mentioned above.

Corporations Making Waves: Running a Business from a Superyacht

“Buoy that’s a big one!” The busty blonde in the micro-bikini was heard to exclaim, when gazing out on your new mega yacht. The decision to run your business from the deck of a superyacht is not an easy one. You may miss the eternal traffic snarls and jams on the streets surrounding your old corporate headquarters. All that peaceful blue water, fresh air and naked flesh may be unsettling at first. Life on the high seas involves a different set of rules and you must adapt to these new demands as soon as you can.

Getting good staff, who are willing to ditch their old lifestyles for a life of ease and luxury is not always so straight forward. They may miss the itch of the tie around the neck, the jarring of the pavement and the sweet smell of pollution emanating from city streets. Unattached young people who want to get ahead and have few moral qualms about how that is achieved should be at the top of your prerequisite list. Good swimmers who are unafraid of nude bathing and who may have finished top ten in a swim suit competition will make excellent PA candidates for your new maritime corporate structure.

What about the internet connections – wifi may not keep you connected when out in the middle of the Atlantic, or if it does it will be expensive, but at least when your staff are working together on projects they can share documents using Sharepoint development or Yammer office intranets. Modern technology can be your best friend when it comes to the floating corporate tower and your new luxury super yacht lifestyle. Business may be business but the seagull and the spouting whale will put you in a different frame of mind when considering mergers and takeovers.

Corporations making waves: running a business from a superyacht may not be for everyone, as a metaphor or as a reality. To captain your ship you need balls of steel and a firm hand on the tiller of life. The water cooler has expanded to be the big blue beneath your bow and the inter-office communications are now a whole new ball game. Avoid mutinous situations, where possible, and keep calm on stormy days. Look out for lighthouses and learn to read maps. A new relaxed level of corporate dress should not be mistaken for slovenliness and avoid killing an albatross; where at all possible.