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Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes has more than 70,000 miles of offshore cruising and racing experience, in waters ranging from the North Sea to the Southern Ocean and Cape Horn. He writes about all aspects of boat ownership and marine travel, including destinations, seamanship and maintenance, as well as undertaking regular new boat and gear tests.He currently sails around 5,000 miles per year and in the past couple of seasons has cruised from the UK to the Azores, as well as winning his class in the 2014 two-handed Round Britain and Ireland Race. He also owns two yachts, one based in the Mediterranean and the other in the UK.
Yacht for sale
Have you found your dream yacht in Europe? Here's what you need to know about the VAT, which can add 20 percent to your purchase.
Boat transport on a ship can be a quick and cost-effective method that also takes the possibility of wear and tear out of the equation. Photo courtesy of Sevenstar
Whether you're moving a blue-water sailboat, a power cruiser, or a superyacht, there are plenty of options for transport to far-flung locales.
Choosing the right tender can make all the difference - but when will a small wooden clinker dinghy will do the job, and when will a RIB be the better option? Here's your essential checklist…
Nautor has combined the two most elusive qualities in yacht design in its new Club Swan 50: eye-catching style and a fast efficient racing hull.
The stunning Dubois-designed Mondango.
Ed Dubois designed a range of amazing yachts over his lifetime. Here are just a few of them.
cnb 76
We take a detailed look at the 2016 CNB 76 sailing yacht.
Baltic 116 sailing superyacht
This stunning and beautiful superyacht is a product of the long-standing co-operation between Baltic Yachts, Nauta Design and Judel/Vrolijk.
Before you take a yacht out for a sea trial, you'll need to make a full inspection. Here's what to look for.
Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean sailboat racing
The second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean provided four sparkling days of racing in the stunning waters of the Virgin Gorda archipelago in the British Virgin Islands.
Fitzroy 41 sailing yacht under sail
When you are looking for the most awe-inspiring sailboats in the world, the south of France does not disappoint.
One of the largest sailing yachts at the show was this aluminium 41m Dubois designed sloop built by Fitzroy Yachts in 2008, but newly refitted in 2013/14 and priced at a cool €7.5 million (about $9.1 million, in US dollars).

There are plenty of luxury yachts here in America, but if you want to see some new and exciting sailboats that won't necessarily be seen on this side of the pond, head to Cannes, France. Here are eight...

Fountaine-Pajot Helia 44 first look video
Bluewater performance, liveaboard comfort and smart features come together on the Fountaine Pajot Helia 44.
oceanis 35 cockpit
Take a quick video tour of the Beneteau Oceanis 35.
selling a boat
Finding and setting a fair price will help a boat sell faster.
UK writer Rupert Holmes shares his top ten of gorgeous sailing yachts.
UK writer Rupert Holmes has a collection of must see destinations, for those looking to explore northern Europe.