Illuminated Superyacht Penetrating The Ocean Night Sky

Illuminated Superyacht Penetrating The Ocean Night Sky

There are few things more majestic than an ocean illuminated superyacht against the night sky. Penetrating up to 20 meters in clear water, underwater lights not only make a superyacht stand out in the marina, but also give life to a private nighttime aquarium.

It is common for larger superyachts to favour metal halide lights over LEDs, for maximum penetration though the water. Peter Urquhart of Underwater Lights Ltd said, as a designer and manufacturer of both types of underwater lights the metal halide can still reliably outperform the LED so owners still have a choice. For the LED lights we concentrate our designs on the light fixture’s optics and thermal dynamics to remove the heat from the LED to achieve a reliable and efficient LED light.

As well as an extension of the yacht’s personality, underwater lighting is carefully select to ensure the best performance in a diversity of waters.

Underwater Light Colors Lighting Up The Ocean

  • Enhancing the natural beauty of your surroundings, white lights are best used in Caribbean and tropical waters and creates a classic look in a crystal clear ocean.
  • Sailing in brackish, fresh or darker water? Use green lights to retain the truest color of the underwater lights.
  • Blue lights penetrate further into the water thanks to being close on the UV spectrum. The blue color of underwater lighting also stimulates phosphorescence in the water, resulting in a glistening and magical display.

With the latest advancements in marine light technology, yachts are no longer confine to one fix color. Ocean LED explain, Through the yacht’s on-board system, or wirelessly via third party devices such as an iPad or iPhone, underwater lights can be program to change with the beat of on-board music, strobe to attract fish, or even change color with the time of day.

James Tupper, marketing manager at BGB Sils also explained, Yacht lighting has many luxuries features commonly found in home-lighting systems, such as RGB-W color changing bright LEDs. These can be fully controllable via an app on your tablet, mobile or watch device. The lights can be program into the boats on-board Wi-Fi system and be control anywhere in the world.

Interior Ocean Yacht Lighting Go Bespoke

Thomas Mika of Inspirit Solutions discussed, LED technology has given rise to a completely new generation of lights. Ones that are compact, fuel-efficient and durable. LED lights, which originally had a cold reception despite their qualities. Today match the sensational values known with bulbs or halogen lights. But the eye wants more. New technology should also light the way toward new design ideas.

Thomas Mika continued, Lighting technology is but one part of the quality of a light and, ultimately illumination. The appropriate shape, as well as a properly functional and atmospheric light distribution are factors that are just as decisive. In other words, everything that we as humans see with our eyes. Which we consider as consistent and pleasant (or not). To speak in terms of traditional images: lamps and attractive lampshades determine our perception, not the light bulb behind it.

Marine Light Corp explain, Superyachts are seen as the ultimate expression of luxury and freedom. Owners don’t expect to compromise when it comes to the detail and design features of their most prized possession.

Three Top Tips For Ocean Lighting Installations

Pidge Scales from Lumonics gives these three top tips when planning the installation of yacht lighting.

  1. Avoid whole strings of lights failing over the loss of a single LED by installing failsafe modules that allow the current to bypass individual fittings.
  2. Standalone drivers for LEDs that ensure smooth, flicker-free operation avoid the problems of overheating that can occur with the built-in equivalents.
  3. It’s often worth installing control units with more channels than you initially need as it makes any later expansion much easier and cheaper.

For further information, read our full guide on underwater yacht light mounting options.

Be Prepare To Go Green

Soon, energy efficient lamps won’t only be the most environmental choice, they’ll be the only choice. Pidge from Lumonics warned, Plan now for the phasing out of standard halogen bulbs by 2016. Ensure that your next installations are LED or other energy-efficient fittings.

With the global focus on energy-efficiency and the drive to reduce our carbon footprint. Governments around the world have passed measures to phase. Out the uneconomical incandescent and halogen bulbs. In favor of more environmentally friendly lighting alternatives such as LED and CFL.

According to the energy saving trust, energy saving light bulbs. Use up to 80 percent less electricity than a standard light bulb but generate just as much light. Apart from the environmental advantages, ocean LED highlighted some of the other advantages of switching from halogen bulbs to LEDs.

  • LEDs can last up to 80,000 hours and slowly lose their light output, whereas halogen bulbs last between 2,000 and 6,000 hours and pop off when their lifespan is complete.
  • The LEDs longer lifespan also means that lights will need to be changed less.
  • LEDs contain no harmful or toxic substances. They present a much safer option, as they are less likely to burn or cause fires.
  • Underwater LED lights are consistent in their light output and color temperature, resulting in a consistent glow from the underwater lighting. It is not possible to color match this exactly with conventional bulbs.

In recent years, LED technology has revolution yacht lighting as we know it. Lighting the way to an unlimited array of bespoke and state-of-the-art concepts.

Sailboats Power-Driven Vessel Racing Or For Recreation

Sailboats Power-Driven Vessel Racing Or For Recreation

Yacht, a sailboats or power-driven vessel, usually light and comparatively small, used for racing or for recreation. In recreation, the term applies to very large craft, originally powered by sail and later by steam or internal-combustion engines.

It is in this sense that the generality of Non yachting (Non sailing) people usually think of the term. Technically, the word yacht excludes boats propelled by paddles, oars, or outboard motors. Also, recreational powered craft below the largest size are usually called cabin cruisers (see motorboat).

The English word yacht and the equivalent word in many European languages comes from the Dutch. Use in the 16th and 17th centuries of the word Jaghr, later yacht. Which, with the word ship added, meant ship for chasing.

Yachting And Yacht Clubs Sailboats

As the Dutch rose to preeminence in sea power during the 17th century. The early yacht became a pleasure craft used first by royalty and later by the burghers. On the canals and the protected and unprotected waters of the Low Countries.

Racing was incidental, arising as private matches. English yachting began with King Charles II of England during his exile in the Low Countries. On his restoration to the English throne in 1660, the city of Amsterdam presented him with a 20-meter or 66-foot. Pleasure boat with a beam maximum width of 5.6 -meter or 18 feet, which he named Mary.

Charles and his brother James, the duke of York James II, reigned 1685-88, built other yachts and in 1662. Raced two of them for a £100 wager on the Thames from Greenwich to Gravesend and back. Yachting became fashionable among the wealthy and nobility, but at that time the fashion did not last.

The first yacht club in the British Isles, the Water Club Sailboats, was form about 1720 at Cork, Ireland. As a cruising and unofficial coast guard organization, with much naval panoply and formality. The closest thing to a race was the chase, when the fleet pursued an imaginary enemy. The club persisted, largely as a social club, until 1765 and in 1828 became. After merging with other groups, the Cork Yacht Club later the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Cumberland Founded The Cumberland Fleet

Yacht racing began in some organized fashion on the thames about the mid-18th century. The duke of Cumberland founded the Cumberland Fleet for Thames racing in 1775. When George IV came to the throne in 1820, it came to be call the Fleet to His Majesty’s Coronation Sailing Society.

The Thames Yacht Club seceded after a racing dispute to become the Royal Thames Yacht Club in 1830. The first English yacht club had been form at Cowes on the Isle of Wight in 1815, and royal patronage made the Solent, the strait between the mainland and the Isle of Wight, the continuing site of British yachting.

The club at Cowes became the Royal Yachting Club, again at the accession of George IV. All members were require owning sailboats of at least 20 tons (20,321 kg). Sailing matches for large stakes were held, and the social life splendid. Ultimately, Royal Yachting Club boats increased in size to more than 350 tons.

In North America yachting began with the Dutch in New York in the 17th century and continued when the English gained control. Sailing was mostly for pleasure and reached its apogee in George Crowninshield’s Cleopatra’s Barge (1815).

Which cruised on the Mediterranean Sea and set a standard of luxury and elegance for the later yachts in those waters from the late 19th century. The first continuing American yacht club, the Detroit Boat Club, was form in 1839. In 1844 John C. Stevens founded the New York Yacht Club aboard his schooner Gimcrack.

Kinds Of Sailboats

Early sailing yachts followed the lines of such naval craft as brigantines, schooners, and cutters from the 17th century until the second half of the 19th century. The design of large yachts was first greatly affect by the success of America, which was design by George Steers for a syndicate head by John C. Stevens and the boat for which the America’s Cup was name after its victory at Cowes in 1851.

Early yachts were not design and built in the modern sense, only a model being use. Not until the second half of the 19th century did what was call naval architecture come into being. Not until the 1920s did the application of the science of aerodynamics do for the design of sails and rigging what science had earlier done for hulls.

Because nearly all sailboats individually custom-built, there arose a need for handicapping boats before the one-design class boats built. Thus, a rating rule came into being, which resulted in the International Rule, adopted in 1906 and revised in 1919. Today one of the fastest-growing areas in the field of sailing is that of one-design-class boats.

One-Design Class Sailboats

All boats in a one-design class built to the same specifications in length, beam, sail area, and other elements. Racing between such boats can held on an even basis with no handicapping necessary. A prime example is the uniform International America’s Cup Class adopt for participants in the 1992 America’s Cup race

So long as yachting belonged primarily to the royal and the rich, cost was no object, and the size of boats increased, in both length and weight. The promotion and popularity of smaller craft came in the second half of the 19th century from the sailing of the Englishmen R.T. McMullen, a stockbroker, and E.F. Knight, a barrister and journalist.

A voyage around the world (1895-98) sailed single-handedly by the naturalized American captain Joshua Slocum in the 11.3-meter Spray demonstrated the seaworthiness of small craft. Thereafter in the 20th century, notably after World War II, smaller racing and recreational craft became more common, down to the dinghy, a favorite training boat, of 3.7 meters. In the late 20th century sailboats of less than 3 meters were sailed single-handedly across the Atlantic Ocean.

Kinds Of Power Yachts

After the decade 1840–50, when steam began to replace sail power in commercial vessels, the steam engine and, later, the internal combustion engine were increasingly employed in pleasure vessels. Large power yachts were developed to a high degree, and long-distance cruising became a favorite pastime of the rich. The earliest power yachts were paddle-wheel boats, which then gave way to those powered by the completely submerged screw or propeller type of propulsion.

As in the case of naval and merchant vessels, auxiliaries carrying both sail and power were the yacht fashion for a number of years. By the second half of the 20th century many yachts were still auxiliaries, but the majority were exclusively power yachts containing gasoline or diesel engines.

During the last decade of the 19th century there was a boom in the construction of large steam yachts. Conspicuous among these was the Mayflower (1897) of 2,690 tons, containing triple-expansion engines, twin screws, and a compartmented iron hull and manned by a crew of more than 150. The Mayflower, purchased by the United States Navy in 1898, was the official yacht of the president of the United States until 1929 and saw active service during World War II.

Reliable Internal Combustion

As larger and more-reliable internal-combustion engines were produced, many large yachts began using them for power. The development of the diesel engine, using heavy oil for fuel, advanced during World War I, and large power-yacht building flourished in the decade that followed, reaching a climax in the Orion (1930), 3,097 tons. During that period the largest auxiliary yacht built was the four-masted, steel, baroque-rigged Sea Cloud (1931), 2,323 tons.

The building of large power yachts declined after 1932, and the trend thereafter was toward smaller, less-expensive craft. After World War II many small naval vessels were sold to private owners for conversion to yachts. By the late 20th century yachting had become a widespread popular sport enjoyed by thousands of yachtsmen personally manning and maintaining their own small pleasure craft. The number of yachts and yachtsmen increased steadily, not only in the traditional areas along the seacoasts but also on inland waterways and lakes.

Sailboats Racing Clubs

In England by 1881 most of the important yacht clubs had become members of the Yacht Racing Association founded 1875, from 1952 called the Royal Yachting Association. The organization made rules governing regatta sailing and later took on duties as a representative body for all British yachting, including dealing with port, harbor, and other governmental authorities.

In the United States, where there is much freshwater sailing, yacht clubs were founded between 1849 and 1880 at New Orleans, Detroit, Boston, San Francisco, Marblehead, Massachusetts, Oyster Bay, New York; Chicago; and Larchmont, New York. By the late 20th century there were approximately 1,500 active yacht clubs in the United States.

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club was found in 1852 and the Australian Yacht Squadron (later the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron) in 1862. Yacht clubs found in a number of countries throughout the world. The North American Racing Union was form in 1925. A need for a body to set international racing rules and classes resulted in the founding of the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) in 1907.

Yachting organizations with specialized interests also arose, including the Cruising Club of America (founded 1922) and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (founded 1925), both of which are active in offshore and ocean racing. Many other specialized organizations were form for preparing charts and offering challenge cups for small sailing craft. During the second half of the 20th century, many organizations form for boats of one class and design.

Olympic Games

The yacht races held in every Olympic meet since 1900, except for 1904. Illustrate the general tendency in the period toward smaller boats and. After mid-century, the increasing popularity of one-class racing. Earlier Olympics included races for boats of various sizes and weights. The difficulty and expense of freighting boats and the increasing difficulty of recruiting large amateur crews. Often led to host countries winning the most races, sometimes by default.

After World War II the number of classes stabilized, and the size of boats shrank. There were usually five classes, with 5.5-meter boats predominating. Which included a monotype (one-person crew), a two-person centerboard boat, a two-person keeled boat. A three-person one-design boat, and a development boat.

Certain models might not appear in Olympic competition one year but again be use in later games. Classes are name by the International Olympic Committee based on recommendations made by the IYRU. Windsurfing added to the Olympic program in 1984.

Sailboats Courses

Sailboat races are hold over two kinds of courses, point-to-point and close. Most ocean racing is point-to-point, as in transoceanic races. Global circumnavigation, the Bermuda Race (first raced in 1906 from Newport to Bermuda). And the Transpacific Race (first raced in 1906 from California to Hawaii).

Such offshore races as the America’s Cup and the Fastnet Cup are close course and point-to-point, respectively. The One Ton Cup, first raced in 1907, came to include both closed-course and point-to-point races. Small boat races, on both inland water and inshore oceanic waters, are usually sail on close courses, most commonly triangular.

Transatlantic Racing And Global Circumnavigation

Ocean racing began in 1866 with a match race held under NYYC rules from Sandy Hook, Connecticut. To Cowes, Isle of Wight, by three schooners of 32 to 32.6-meter length. Fleetwing, Vesta, and Henrietta. Henrietta, owned by the American newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett, won in 13 days of sailing.

The first single-sailor transatlantic voyage made in a 6-meter boat by Alfred Johnson in 1876 to commemorate the centenary of U.S. independence. The first single-hand race in 1891 was win by the American sailor Si Lawlor. A series of single-hand races, sponsored by the London Observer, began in 1960 and was hold quadrennially thereafter.

It was in these races that Francis Chichester (later Sir Francis Chichester) attracted attention. Interest in sailing around the world was greatly stimulate by his lone voyage around the world in 1966-67. Circumnavigation races included the Golden Globe Race, sponsored by the Sunday Times of London in 1968. And races later organized by the Royal Naval Racing Association and held quadrennially from 1973. The introduction of self-steering gear did much to facilitate such racing.

The History Of The Yacht

The History Of The Yacht

If you’re who are interest in sailing and boats. We’ve heard of the term yacht more times than we could count. Yachts are a common sight today with a lot of people owning their yachts. Dor sport or pleasure and a myriad of yacht clubs that can found in close proximity to any lake. However, have they always been so well-known? What was their first place to come into being?

We wouldn’t be a leading supplier of yachting services located in Fort Lauderdale. FL if we didn’t know the background of the yachting industry. If you’ve ever thought about the origins of yachts and where they came from. Rhen take a journey to the past with us.

Yachting Origins

The sailing industry has existed since the world’s oldest civilizations. Egyptians earlier than the year 3,000 BC built stunning boats. To put near royal bodies in order to transport them into the afterlife. The 14th century was when the first yachts of the world emerged, partly because of the royals.

Rich Dutch merchants would use small and swiftly moving boats to celebrate. When their merchant ships returned however, they began using jags to take friends out to have fun and also. The trend caught on and was a symbol of status after Charles II of England was given a yacht. Named Mary after his return to the throne after exile.

Charles II is consider the world’s first yachtsman. Charles II constructed more than 20 boats during his lifetime and was constantly investigating naval architecture and navigation. His brother was also involve, and they became commit to sailing for their own personal enjoyment.

The brothers created the very first regatta, which was a 40-mile race along the river Thames. In 1661 when they raced two boats. The enthusiasm generated by the race was infectious which led to the birth of an entirely new sport of kings.

Yacht Not Just For Royalty

Because of their price the large, luxurious yachts were generally reserve for people who were royal in blood. However, this started to change around the time of the 1750s when wealthy non-royals started buying and building yachts of their own. First, there was the Cork Water Club in Ireland which was establish in 1720. Soon after, yacht clubs became prevalent.

In America The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) was found in 1884. The club members decided to construct a schooner with a pilot design, one of the most efficient models available in the times of. These boats built to race to steer freight ships to ports. The first boat there was award the job, which means they needed to be swift.

After it was the time that NYYC complete the vessel, which was dub the America the America, they set sail for England and took part in regattas in England. The America was the team that won its Hundred Guinea Cup, and they continued to fight in the race for over 100 years after.

Modern Yacht

As time went by increasing numbers of people began to be interest in owning boats to enjoy enjoyment. Although yachts are still mostly use by wealthy people, but they have become cheaper. A yacht isn’t as significant an image of prestige like it was during the 1600s.

There are numerous types of yachts available, such as day sailing boats, weekender yachts cruisers, racing yachts. It is not a matter of having to be related to its size, quality, or even its capabilities. It simply a vessel that bought for the pleasure of the owner, just in the same manner as in the beginning.

If you are the owner of a boat or would like to learn more about the boats, contact Starboard Yacht Group LLC a phone. We’re a top supplier of yacht-related services located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with more than a decade’s practical experience working with beautiful boats. We are able to do everything to keep your boat in top condition. Contact us today to learn details about the services we offer!