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6 Top Marinas in Europe

Planning a cruising adventure in Europe? Here’s our guide to some of the best marinas in Europe.
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McConaghy AC40

Introducing the new AC40

In conjunction with Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) and McConaghy Boats, the new AC40 is now available to buy from Ancasta Race Boats.
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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Here's the latest on how young lives are being transformed by the EMCT and their modified Beneteau Oceanis 45's.
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How to make your sailing yacht or power boat more comfortable

Want to enhance your time on the water next season? Ancasta Yacht Services shares ideas to improve time onboard your yacht.
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The Best Motor Boats and Sailing Yachts at Dusseldorf Boat Show 2023

Here are some of the highlights to look out for at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2023.
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Guide to 2023 Boot Dusseldorf Boat Show

Join Ancasta at the 2023 Boot Dusseldorf Boat Show. Here's our guide to the best bits.
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Wide Loads

Have you ever wondered how our catamarans make their trip by road? Watch these videos to see how it's done.
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Time Lapse of the McConaghy MC63p in build

Time Lapse of the McConaghy MC63p in build
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Powercats – The Disruptors

If the number of multihulls on display at the major boat shows this year is anything to go by, their popularity shows no signs of slowing down.
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AC40 Takes Off in New Zealand

After arriving in New Zealand from the McConaghy yard in China, Team New Zealand has begun putting the AC40 through its paces, the first of 11 boats being built by McConaghy for the Cup.
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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Hundreds of young lives have been transformed by the EMCT flagship Beneteau Oceanis 45s modified by Ancasta Yacht Services.
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McConaghy Boats Help Gear Up for the 37th America’s Cup

McConaghy Boats have become a key player in the next America's Cup, producing 11 AC40s at their facility in China.
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Prestige M48

Countdown to the M-line Launch from Prestige

Over two years in development and announced last September, the M48, the first model in a brand new range of powercats from Prestige Yachts, will be unveiled.
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McConaghy Multihulls Goes from Strength to Strength

The next 18 months are shaping up to be a stellar time for McConaghy Multihulls.
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Alan Roberts Racing

Despite the obvious challenges of COVID-19, solo sailor Alan Roberts has been moving up the ranks of the Beneteau Figaro 3 class.
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Luxury Yacht Charter

The Greek Cyclades islands are among the most requested of all Mediterranean yacht charter destinations.
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La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro 50th Anniversary

This year sees the 50th edition of the La Solitaire du Figaro. This infamous offshore race challenges skippers to sail single handed around a course of 2,000 nautical miles with four stopovers.
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Quick fire questions

What can PRESTIGE customers expect to see from the brand over the next twelve months?
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Owner’s Adventure

Preparing for our grand tour on Verano Azul. How we have prepared our Prestige 550 for a multi-year trip to and around the whole Med.
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New Raymarine Docksense™ Assisted docking technology

An exciting new development in recreational marine technology, the new Raymarine assisted docking control system, DockSense™, is soon to be available.
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Beneteau Oceanis 38.1

Ancasta is delighted to announce that First Class Sailing, a well established and professional sailing school, has recently purchased two new Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 yachts.
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The Rise of the Multihull

Whether you like a traditional monohull or believe that things come better in twos, it’s hard to ignore the relentless rise in the popularity of Multihull sailing yachts and power boats.
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Yacht Charter in the Balearics

Spain’s Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera offer a wide range of cruising opportunities to suit all water lovers.
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How To Anchor Your Yacht

Taking anchor in a beautiful bay for a spot of lunch, or perhaps a swim, is one of the many joys of boating. However, some skippers and crews can find the process daunting and challenging.
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PRESTIGE VIP Erik Stromberg

Quick fire questions

With so many years in the boating industry, where does your passion lie and why? Also, Sail or Power?
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Harken At The Front

As the Volvo Ocean Race pulled into Cardiff for the UK stopover, we got behind-the-scenes access with Harken, the Official Supplier of winches, blocks, pedestals, travellers, mast car systems and deck
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Alan Roberts Racing

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

This year sees the 49th edition of the La Solitaire du Figaro. This infamous offshore race challenges skippers to sail single handed around a course of 2,000 nautical miles with four stopovers.
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Cruising Racing Guide - How To Get Good Race Starts - Ancasta

Cruiser Racer Guide

Top tips on how to make the most of a sail racing start and get ahead of the pack.
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6 Reasons to Base Your Boat in Palma

Enjoy sunshine all year round and explore secluded calas in the stunning Balearic Islands.
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Top Tips - Sailing Fitness

Get the most out of your strength and conditioning programme with these top tips from Pinnacle Performance.
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Development of Foiling Sailboats - Figaro 3 - Ancasta

The Development of Foiling Sailboats

Following the recent launch of the new Figaro Beneteau 3, we take a look at how foiling has become so prominent in our sport.
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Racing Tips - The Fundamentals of Good Crew Work

We asked Lead Coach for the RYA British Keelboat Academy, Niall Myant-Best, to give us a few tips on how to fine tune your crew work to help propel you to the front of the pack.
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Racing Tips - Downwind Trimming

We asked the experts at North Sails to give us a few tips on how best to trim your spinnaker downwind. 
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Racing Tips - Upwind Trimming

We asked Kevin Sproul from Ultimate Sails to give us a few tips on how to get the most from your mainsail upwind.
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Benefits of Catamaran Cruising - Ancasta

The advantages of cruising with a catamaran

Imagine your own private 17 metre luxury Lagoon catamaran, professional crew, and a world cruising itinerary - only for the rich? Guess again...
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Preparing for the New Season

Use this simple checklist to help ensure your boat is fully prepared for spring and you can enjoy the new season stress free.
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Boat Winterisation

Taking protective measures before you store your boat for the winter will ensure that it's ready to be back on the water when you are.
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Service and Maintenance - From Ancasta Yacht Services

Ancasta Yacht Services, Approved Installers and Service Agents For: