The Monaco Yacht Show is world famous for its incredible displays from the international luxury yachting sector. Esteemed Swedish boat design and manufacturing company J Craft Boats is proud to unveil its new J Craft Torpedo luxury yacht tender at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show on Saturday 26 September 2009.

Photo (c) J Craft
Photo (c) J Craft
The launch of the Torpedo sees the dawning of a new era for J Craft, with the company boosting its production on the Swedish island of Gotland in order to meet the early demand. Eight J Craft Torpedos will be ready to grace the seas in 2009 and the early part of 2010 with one boat being built each month during the rest of the year.

The 12.63m J Craft Torpedo has a sprint speed of 44 knots and is powered by two Volvo Penta IPS 500 engines and transmission system which allows incredible manoeuvring sideways and through 360 degrees using a joystick. It is designed and constructed by J Craft and can sleep four passengers and one crew member.

Every J Craft Torpedo exudes elegance and a touch of extravagance featuring silver cutlery designed by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and a Nardi hand-carved steering wheel also seen on another design classic, the Ferrari 250 GTO. Each individual detail comes together to form an unsurpassed whole, creating a boating experience unlike any other.

Sir Roger Moore said, “I can certainly see James Bond arriving in a boat like this at an exclusive party somewhere on the Riviera and I think any of my seven Bond Girls would have loved it too!"

The first boat manufactured by J Craft, the Cabrio Cruiser, left the shipyard in 2000 and was delivered to the King of Sweden, who still uses it today. In the past nine years, only seven of the exclusive Cabrio Cruisers have been constructed for discerning customers.

Posted by Podcast Journal in English, on Saturday, September 26th 2009 at 22:44 Saturday, September 26th 2009 - 22:44 | Comments (0) Facebook Google + Twitter LinkedIn Digg Google Tape-moi Blinklist Furl Reddit Newsvine Y! Blogmarks Technorati Meneame Viadeo Pinterest | Permalinks

ACCRA, GHANA, September 10, 2009 - Laureus World Sports Academy member Marcel Desailly, the French football legend who was born in Ghana and has now returned to live in Accra, received an ecstatic welcome from hundreds of young Ghanians as he visited a Laureus-supported OrphanAid Africa project in Ayeniah.

Desailly, who was joined on the visit by Dr Edwin Moses, the Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, met the Ayeniah community elders and project volunteers before taking part in football and basketball sessions with the young people. Desailly is a major supporter of OrphanAid Africa and became a Patron of the organisation in 2005. The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation also announced its support for OrphanAid Africa last year.

OrphanAid Africa is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana to grow up in a safe, permanent and loving family setting with care and protection. OrphanAid believes that sport can help at risk children and provides a variety of sports activities, led by trained coaches, for the inhabitants of Ayeniah community, just 45 minutes from Accra, and the foster children in the surrounding area.

Posted by Podcast Journal in English, on Thursday, September 10th 2009 at 15:52 Thursday, September 10th 2009 - 15:52 | Comments (0) Facebook Google + Twitter LinkedIn Digg Google Tape-moi Blinklist Furl Reddit Newsvine Y! Blogmarks Technorati Meneame Viadeo Pinterest | Permalinks