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I have taken a look at some of the Naval architects, the designers behind the current list of boats entered in the Global Solo Challenge .

I appreciate that the final start list is yet to be completed and that some sailors are yet to decide on which boat to use, so I have concentrated on some of the more well-known and revered designers. This article is about Groupe Finot & Finot-Conq.

Groupe Finot & Finot-Conq

Jean Marie Finot is a Frenchman, who became passionate about design and architecture after seeing the French rebuilding efforts following the devastation suffered by his home region, the mountainous Vosges region, during World War II.

Indeed Finot reports that he was first interested in architecture and building houses rather than Naval Architecture, which he went on to think of as a hobby rather than a serious profession.

After having been involved in designing a sailing boat for the local Sailing School, Finot teamed up with Philippe Harlé and getting no interest from any French Shipyards, the boat was eventually built by the Dutch firm Huisman. This boat was an IOR ¼ ton yacht called Écume de Mer.

This boat immediately won the 1970 & 1972 ¼ ton cup and was later heralded ‘Boat of the Year’ in 1975.

As a result of this success and the interest in his design, Finot set up his business Groupe Finot in Vannes, France in 1973.

In 1985 Pascal Conq, another French designer joined the group. Conq’s pedigree was impeccable and he is. To this day, regarded as a quiet genius. Indeed in 1982 Conq had invented the canting keel, so his expertise and innovation was a fantastic addition to the group.

Together they have designed over 200 boats for clients around the world. In the period 1978 to 2017, they designed 61 boats for the famous French boatbuilders Beneteau alone.

It is believed that over 25,000 boats designed and built by this combination were sold worldwide. in 2009 the design aspect of the group was taken over by a new company, Finot-Conq SARL leaving the original company to concentrate on research.

Apart from designing some of the most often seen sail-cruisers this firm was also designing world-beating racing yachts.

The racing yachts designed by this group are fast and stable with a characteristic wide beam which increases the ability of the boats to carry more canvas. This ethos and design went against the prevailing vogue to have thin narrow boats but was a design feature that has now been more widely adopted.

Finot considers that the elegance of a yacht is a feature that should be worked on and that each boat should have the elegance of a bird.

Race credits for boats designed by Finot/Finot-Conq were plentiful, winning amongst others the Admiral’s Cup ten Mini Transat races and having success in four editions of the Vendée Globe races, with 20 out of 25 starters making it home, over the years.

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The Global Solo Challenge (GSC) has five yachts designed by this group, three of which are Class40s from Quimper (France) based boatbuilders Pogo Structures: one Pogo 40 sailed by Amaury de Jamblinne and and two Pogo 40s sailed respectively by François Gouin and Juan Merediz . Designed by Finot-Conq and built by JVB Industries in France, are the Open 40 Imagine (formerly called Anazasi Girl) will be sailed by American skipper Peter Bourke and the Open 50 originally built for Brad Van Liew with the name “Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America” which will be sailed by Canadian William MacBrien .

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These boats combine safery and the pleasure of downwind surfing.

With yachts of this pedigree and calibre of design, then I would not be surprised to see a Finot-Conq designed boat being in the honours of the Global Solo Challenge .

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Installed close to the Vannes harbour (Britany, France) since 2005, finot-conq perpetuates since 2009 the activities of groupe finot in the field of new boats development and design (both crusing and racing, as well as one-off yachts), and is responsible for the maintenance of existing designs.

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The team at finot-conq consists of a mix of complementary skills with a common passion : sailing fast ! It is tight-knit and efficient, and totally commits to each project, in order to make of each boat an exceptional object.

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Finot-conq has been awarded many prizes over the years

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Pogo 10.50 (chantier Structures) Boat of the year 2009 by Voiles Magazine Oceanis 37 (chantier Bénéteau) Boat of the year 2008 by Voiles Magazine The Oceanis 31 European yacht of the year 2009 Sails: from experimental to numerical , thesis of Damien Lafforgue, student of Southampton university

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Designed by the famous Groupe Finot, naval architects with more production yachts afloat than any other design firm, the Beneteau 423 has both brawn and beauty. A confident bluewater hull combined with extraordinary comfort, gorgeous interior woodwork, loads of volume and plenty of light will satisfy the most demanding sailors whether it is for offshore sailing or cruising in the harbor.  In 2005 Beneteau USA went with the Neil Pryde PBF main (vertical battens) as standard. LOA : 43′ 2″ LWL : 41′ 8″ Beam : 12′ 11″ Mast length (over water) : 54′ 4″ Draft (shoal) : 4′ 9″ Draft (standard) : 5′ 7″ Draft (optional) : 6′ 11″ Ballast (standard) : 5,836 lbs. Ballast (optional) : 5,569 lbs. Displacement : 19,797 lbs. Engine : 55 hp. Fuel Capacity : 53 gal. Water Capacity : 143 gal. Hull / Designer : Groupe Finot Sail Area : 860 sq. ft.  

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July 28, 2003 Beneteau 423: Finot Finesse The Beneteau 423 is a big cruiser with deceptively svelte exterior styling by Jeremy McGeary Beneteau’s new line of cruising sailboats underlines how firm is the company’s grasp not only on its customers’ desires but on how to meet them by building well-equipped boats at surprising prices—surprisingly low, that is. For anyone seriously in the market for a new boat in the 40-foot range, $190,000 is a mighty attractive starting point, so let’s look at what it buys. First off, as anyone who follows our Classic Plastic series will be aware, today’s 40-footer is a lot bigger than its 20-year-old antecedent. Much of the extra volume comes from higher freeboard and longer waterlines and is most apparent in vast interior space. http://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/boat-reviews/beneteau-423-finot-finesse  

Boat Test September 2003 by John Kretschmer Powerful, high-quality cruiser packed with innovative features and cruising comforts To claim that Beneteau has mastered what it takes to produce successful new boats is a bit of an understatement. The French builder seems to have a direct line into the psyche of sailors the world over. Take the new 423 for example. Groupe Finot is responsible for designing this handsome, versatile 42-foot cruiser that appeals to a broad spectrum of sailors, from hardcore voyagers to casual weekenders looking for a little stress relief with its good performance and great accommodations. http://www.sailingmagazine.net/boat-test/508-beneteau-423  

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High-volume boatbuilders strive to provide more boat, more conveniences, and more standard features for less money, and the Beneteau 423 made our list because it does just that. It’s a spacious 42-footer that sails well, has comfortable accommodations and sufficient systems, and is equipped with a long list of standard features (many of which are options on other boats) at a price that makes it an excellent value. Because of the low base price, we were on high alert for evidence of corner-cutting, but many features received favorable ratings. We liked the lighting, the ventilation, and the anti-skid on the companionway stairs. Cabins are spacious, though the forward berth could be a bit bigger. The galley is notable for its large size, copious stowage and counter space, generous fiddles, high-volume refrigerator and freezer, and good bracing points. The nav station is comfortable; while the table is too small for a full-size chart book, there is sufficient space to mount electronics. The electrical system is up to snuff, and engine access is good. http://sailmagazine.com/boat-reviews/beneteau_423/ http://beneteauusa.mobi/wps/wcm/resources/file/ebd1714cd6d2ba4/423%20SM%20Sept%2003.pdf  

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by Quentin Warren June 2003 The new 43-footer from Beneteau is a lively performer with refined living quarters  Two and a half years ago, Beneteau introduced a new member of their offshore cruising-boat fleet to the American sailing market at the 2000 Annapolis (Md.) Sail Boat Show. It was the Beneteau 473, an updated approach to the production cruiser, bringing elements of Open 60 thinking into a genre aimed at families and passagemaking, at sailing in comfort and style. Among those elements were a narrow bow, generous beam and a broad transom, features with which the design office behind the project, Groupe Finot, were only too familiar. BWS shipped aboard hull number one for a 400-mile outing to evaluate how well the concept worked (see “Redefining the Family Passage-maker,” BWS April 2001). Tellingly, Beneteau would take over 70 orders of that boat in the ensuing 10 months. http://www.bwsailing.com/Boat_Reviews/Archives/BWS_Beneteau423_June2003.html  

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Installé sur l'avant-port de Vannes, finot-conq poursuit depuis 2009 les activités du groupe finot dans le domaine de la création et du développement des nouveaux bateaux (de croisière, de course et yachts), et se charge de la maintenance des modèles existants.

Avec plus de 45.000 bateaux de plus de 200 modèles, finot-conq est depuis 50 ans un des leaders mondiaux de l'architecture navale.

Matérialiste aux Glénans, et diplomé en architecture après les évènements de mai, Jean-Marie Finot dessine l'Ecume de Mer pour son propre usage. Le prototype est construit en aluminium par Huisman en Hollande. En 1969, le chantier Mallard débute une production en série, en matériaux composites. C'est un succès retentissant : 1385 exemplaires seront construits jusqu'en 1980. L'Ecume de Mer remporte la Quarter Ton Cup en 1970 et 1972. Il reçoit le premier titre de "Bateau de l'Année" en 1975.

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Création du groupe finot en région parisienne.

Révolution remporte l'Admirald's Cup. Entre 1976 et 1979, il est sacré quatre années de suite Champion du RORC.

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Avec le First 22 débute la collaboration avec les chantiers Bénéteau, qui ne s'est jamais interrompue depuis, et qui a donné naissance à quelques uns des plus grands succès de la plaisance : Entre 1977 et 2019, Bénéteau a vendu plus de 25000 voiliers conçus par le groupe finot et finot-conq.

Pascal Conq rejoint le groupe finot, tout juste diplomé en architecture et auréolé de sa victoire dans le Tour de France à la Voile.

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Pascal Conq conçoit et construit le premier voilier de course à quille inclinable : « Urgent » à la jauge Micro.

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Première victoire à la Mini-Transat avec « Thom’pousse ». Les bateaux "Open", larges et légers, sont nés.

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Début de l'aventure Vendée Globe. Alain Gautier sur Generali Concorde subit une avarie de gréement alors qu'il est largement en tête. Il finit 6ème de cette première édition. Les bateaux signés groupe finot gagneront les 4 éditions suivantes (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004).

Le groupe finot conçoit le nouveau monotype de la Course du Figaro : Le Figaro Bénéteau. Il sera utilisé jusqu'en 2002.

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Un grand cru chez Bénéteau, c'est l'année de naissance du fameux First 210 qui, sous ses différentes incarnations sera produit 28 années durant.

Pascal Conq se "délocalise" au plus près des coureurs et des chantiers, et s'installe à Vannes.

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Le Pogo 2 ouvre notre collaboration fructueuse avec le Chantier Structures. Il remportera 5 fois la Mini-Transat (classement Série).

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Vincent Riou mène PRB à la victoire dans le Vendée Globe. C'est le premier et toujours le seul IMOCA à faire le doublé : Michel Desjoyeaux avait gagné en 2000 sur la même monture

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Un nouveau bâtiment est construit par le groupe finot sur l'avant-port de Vannes. L'équipe vannetaise de 4 personnes y emménage, Pascal Conq , David de Prémorel, Pierre Forgia, Erwan Gourdon ainsi que plusieurs autres entreprises du nautisme.

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Alex Thomson sur Hugo Boss bat le record de vitesse sur 24h en monocoque de 60 pieds, en franchissant la barre des 500 milles.

La SARL finot-conq est créée à Vannes. Elle prend la suite du groupe finot pour l’étude des yachts, des bateaux de croisière, des bateaux de course et pour la maintenance des modèles existants. Le groupe finot continue cependant d'exister, et se consacre plus particulièrement à la recherche, aux projets variés (habitat d'urgence, habitat fluvial,...) et aux dériveurs.

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Benoit Marie sur le mythique mini 667 porte à 6 le nombre de nos victoires dans la Transat 6.50

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Nous sommes honorés par une récompense internationale :

Notre 100 pieds Nomad IV reçoit le Show Boat Design Award dans la catégorie Naval Architecture-Sailing Yacht à Kitzbühel en Autriche.

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Avec l'Oceanis 46.1 nous remportons pour la 7ème fois le trophée du European Yacht Of The Year

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Former NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre (second from right) leaves New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday. Top NRA executives for were accused of using millions in donations for private luxuries. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

Former NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre (second from right) leaves New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday. Top NRA executives for were accused of using millions in donations for private luxuries.

A Manhattan jury found three top executives of the National Rifle Association liable Friday in a lengthy civil trial that focused on alleged corruption and the misspending of millions of dollars.

Longtime NRA leader Wayne LaPierre, a key architect in the nonprofit's hardline gun rights agenda who stepped down as CEO last month, was central to the case brought by New York state Attorney General Letitia James.

After a six week trial and a week of deliberations, a jurors found that LaPierre "violated his statutory obligation to discharge the duties of his position in good faith."

They concluded that he had caused roughly $5.4 million worth of harm to the nonprofit group's finances — though they also found that LaPierre had already repaid about $1 million.

LaPierre sat in the courtroom looking on as the jury verdict was read and later declined to comment as he left the courthouse. His legal team said it plans to appeal.

The lawsuit also named NRA general counsel and secretary John Frazer and former chief financial officer Wilson "Woody" Phillips.

Jurors found Phillips liable for $2 million in damages. While they concluded that Frazer acted inappropriately, they verdict found no measurable financial harm.

"For years, Wayne LaPierre used charitable dollars to fund his lavish lifestyle, spending millions on luxury travel, expensive clothes, insider contracts, and other perks for himself and his family," James said in a statement. "But today, after years of rampant corruption and self-dealing, Wayne LaPierre and the NRA are finally being held accountable."

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'hands in the cookie jar'.

The executives were accused of misappropriating and mismanaging funds donated to the gun rights group's members. According to James , their actions led to "the loss of more than $64 million in just three years."

During the six-week trial, state lawyers alleged that LaPierre had spent over $11 million for private flights and approved $135 million in NRA contracts in exchange for yacht access and free trips to the Bahamas, Greece and other vacation hotspots, The Associated Press reported .

Both LaPierre and the NRA denied the allegations.

LaPierre has called the case a political witch hunt by the Democratic New York attorney general. The NRA's legal team said the organization was the victim in the corruption case.

In a ruling last year , New York State Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen rejected those arguments and allowed the case to move forward.

"[T]he NRA's factual allegations do not support any viable legal claims that the Attorney General's investigation was unconstitutionally retaliatory or selective," Cohen wrote.

Lawsuit accusing NRA of lavish misspending now heads to jury

Lawsuit accusing NRA of lavish misspending now heads to jury

Lawyers for the state, meanwhile, argued that the NRA and other executives enabled LaPierre's misconduct and his ability to resign without consequence.

The NRA, LaPierre and the two other defendants — former CFO Wilson Phillips and general counsel John Frazer — were caught "with their hands in the cookie jar," New York Assistant Attorney General Monica Connell said in trial closing arguments on Thursday.

"They're going to try to get you to think about anything except what happened to those cookies," she said. "They're going to blame anyone else but themselves."

The ruling deals another blow to the gun rights group whose political influence has dwindled in recent years.

"We're two months into 2024 and the NRA has already managed to lose this trial, their longtime leader, and whatever political relevance it had left," Nick Suplina, senior vice president for law and policy at Everytown for Gun Safety said after the verdict. "This verdict confirms what we've seen inrecent elections, in state legislatures, and in the halls of Congress: the gun lobby has never been weaker and the gun safety movement has never beenstronger."

James had asked the court to force the individual defendants to pay restitution to the NRA and to ban them from working in leadership positions at any nonprofit organization in New York.

She had also asked the court to appoint an independent compliance monitor to keep watch over the NRA's assets.

James has a history of bringing high-profile cases against powerful targets. She oversaw the sexual harassment investigation that led to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation, and has secured more than $2 billion in settlements from companies in the opioid industry. Her lawsuit against former President Donald Trump could cost him $355 million in a civil fraud case, though he has promised to appeal.

The decline of NRA as a political force

LaPierre spent three decades growing the NRA's political and lobbying influence. Even as mass shootings became commonplace, LaPierre rejected attempts to change gun policy, branding gun control proponents as enemies of freedom and using the threat of firearms regulation to fundraise.

His resignation was announced just days before the trial began, with the NRA instead citing health as the reason for his departure.

Longtime NRA leader Wayne LaPierre steps down

Longtime NRA leader Wayne LaPierre steps down

Former top NRA official admits wrongdoing in New York corruption case

Former top NRA official admits wrongdoing in New York corruption case

The NRA's grip on politics has weakened in recent years as it's faced declining membership and revenue, and concerns within the group over leadership's direction and misuse of funds.

After James' office launched an investigation into the NRA's financial misconduct, the attorney general filed the corruption lawsuit against the organization in 2020.

The NRA tried declare bankruptcy in 2021, but a judge dismissed the group's petition, ruling that the filing was not made in good faith.

The NRA won a legal victory in 2022 when a judge denied James' bid to dissolve the organization, but the case against the NRA was allowed to moved forward.

NPR's Joel Rose contributed reporting for this story.

Correction Feb. 23, 2024

A previous version of this story incorrectly said Wayne LaPierre has already repaid the NRA about $2 million. The figure is closer to $1 million.

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Are you part of the demographic that’s become enamored of the yachting lifestyle? Do you want to know where in the country you can berth your watercraft? Leading sailboat and motorboat authority Europa Yachts is happy to enter the conversation, and recommends the following locations for discovering the Philippines through yachting. Here is a short list of clubs and marinas in the country, organized by island region.  

Manila Yacht Club and Marina, Manila, Metro Manila

Established in 1927, the Manila Yacht Club and Marina is one of the oldest yacht clubs in all of Asia, and is nestled in the scenic Manila Bay. It is also near other well-known landmarks in the city, such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the headquarters of the Philippine Navy, and the US Embassy. Facilities in the marina include a launching ramp and a fueling center, and the club itself is host to a restaurant and gorgeous function rooms. The Manila Yacht Club only welcomes visitors who arrive by boat, and it charges an initial security deposit of USD 750 upon arrival. Club membership is mandatory for medium and long-term mooring of boats.

Subic Bay Yacht Club, Zambales

The Subic Bay Yacht Club, which was founded in 1998, upholds itself as the country’s premier yacht club. It operates in the deepest bay in the country, and can host vessels well beyond 50 meters in length. Already benefitting from the innate beauty of the Zambales mountains surrounding it, the club hosts a number of other attractions, including its luxury accommodations, swimming pools, and its own movie theater, bowling alley, and nightclub. Those who venture outside of the club’s premises can also shop for well-priced imported goods at the Subic Freeport Zone, engage in water sports , or sign up for diving excursions.

Punta Fuego Yacht Club, Batangas

Peaceful Punta Fuego is a mecca for those who love the sport of sailing. As per its official website, the Punta Fuego Yacht Club aims to serve “a dynamic and vibrant community of boat enthusiasts and yacht owners.” This it does by playing host to a diverse population of watercrafts, from large catamarans and mono-hull yachts to small boats. Non-members of the club may use the berths for up to 3 weeks, and can refuel at the marina’s fueling station. The yacht club offers other amenities such as locker rooms, shower rooms, Internet facilities, a chart room, and a restaurant called Barracuda Bar, which serves delicious fares. Outside of the yachting crowd, Punta Fuego Yacht Club also caters to those wishing to celebrate weddings, conferences, and corporate events in their opulent quarters.

Puerto Galera Yacht Club, Oriental Mindoro

Further south, yachtsmen may moor at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club in Oriental Mindoro, an island location that’s home to tourist attractions like the Sabang Wreck dive site, lively beachfront resorts, and the Malasimbo Music Festival. Puerto Galera Yacht Club has been in operation for almost thirty years and lends services such as refueling provisions and yacht repairs from its marina. Boat owners also enjoy optimal convenience if mooring here, as they can also shop for spare parts in the nearby Batangas port.

Busuanga Yacht Club, Puerta del Sol Bay Marina, Palawan

Beautiful Palawan is a bucket-list destination for many, especially those who dream of cruising its crystalline waters. Accommodating the yachting community in this island province is the Busuanga Yacht Club, which promises secure mooring amidst breathtaking white-sand beaches. Here, each vessel will benefit from a typhoon-safe harbor, easy refueling, and direct access to transportation hubs like the New Busuanga Airport. Adjoining this marina is the Puerta del Sol Bay Resort, which offers luxurious accommodations to visitors. When not atop the deck of a boat, travelers can also explore the lagoons and freshwater lakes of Coron, go shipwreck diving, or relax in the hot springs of Maquinit.

Iloilo Sailing Club, Arevelo, Iloilo City, Iloilo

Iloilo Province is home to some of the country’s most beautiful old-world architecture, a flourishing ecotourism industry, and delectably fresh seafood cuisine. What will round off an unforgettable visit to Iloilo, however, is an excursion to the Iloilo Sailing Club on a leisure watercraft. The club accepts visitors and encourages membership in the case of medium and long-stay mooring. It also hosts a number of amenities and activities, including a dinghy storage, a beach bar and restaurant, and classes for those who want to learn about sailing. In recent months, the Iloilo Sailing Club has also been a convenient meet-up point for big maritime events, such as the Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw Regatta and the Seafarers’ Job Fair.

Cebu Yacht Club, Mactan Island, Cebu

The historic Mactan Island in Cebu was the site of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s arrival in the Philippines. Now known as a commercial hub that hosts a prolific furniture and musical instruments industries, Mactan is also the location of the Cebu Yacht Club, an institution that is beloved by the locals. Aside from being an ideal spot to restock on much-needed fuel and supplies, the Cebu Yacht Club is also a trusted club to commission for boat repairs. There’s a good vibe in this club for everybody, as it sports both luxury accommodations and a waterfront strip of restaurants that laid-back diners can frequent. MINDANAO

Holiday Oceanview Marina, Samal Island, Davao del Norte

The Holiday Oceanview Marina is a major attraction of Samal Island in Davao del Norte Province, one that welcomes Filipino and foreign yachtsmen alike to moor within its premises. The space is quite roomy, in fact, with 56 berths that can fit vessels up to 15 meters in length. The club also has a boat ramp that can accommodate boats up to 18 meters in length. The well-guarded and weather-safe marina is a gateway to some of Mindanao’s finest attractions, such as the Pearl Farm, Hagimit Falls, and Giant Clam Sanctuary.  

There’s no better way to discover the Philippines from end to end than getting onboard a seaworthy vessel and going on a long cruise, with stops in some of the most beautiful places in the country. Find a safe harbor in any of these major clubs and marinas, and participate in the renaissance of sailing in the Philippines.

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