Our Media Overview
At this page you find some interesting information of the many sailing areas we have covered in the past years. We recently update this page with beautiful photo galleries showing wild life, astonishing nature and idyllic waterfronts, fishermen villages and marina’s. We also included our beautiful Cruising Brochure to give you a holiday feeling just by reading them!
Grey Falcon, a beautiful Wim van der Valk Continental Two yacht
The weather forecast prediction was rain and wind, with gusts up to 30 knots. With enthusiasm a sailing weekend started with a Saturday morning the Grey Falcon, a brand new Wim van der Valk Continental Two, departure from the Wim van der Valk Shipyard in Waalwijk towards the historical village of Willemstad. After a good lunch and some shopping the journey continued to salt water by passing the Volkerak and Krammer locks. The Oosterschelde was crossed with windforce 6 without any problem. A night over stop was made in Kats so the owner and his family could enjoy the fresh Oosterschelde lobster and beautiful flat and tasty oysters from Zeeland.
On Sunday the yacht was navigated along the Zeeland bridge back again towards the Haringvliet. Trials have been made and the superb maneuvering characteristics showed why sailing with 3 Volvo IPS engines makes docking so much fun.
These brochures give you an insight in cruising areas of the Northern European waters and the Mediterranean. Nauticon has cruised all these areas and written down all interesting sites. With our personal experiences we hope we give that extra wow moment to our clients. It is my privilege to take you on the breath taking tour around all interesting sites full of culture, history and excitement.
Madeira, the place to be for marine wild life observations!
With motor yacht Vera Nauticon executed a Atlantic Islands Cruise. Starting at Vigo North Spain a transit was made towards the beautiful island Madeira. A 700 nautical miles sailing trip accomplished in 3,5 days.
One of the most important items on our cruise plan schedule was the observations of marine wild life. Madeira is famous for the large numbers of whales transiting along the island feeding on their migrating path.
The large number of marine life sightings we encountered was realized because of the skills and extensive knowledge of the marine biologist Filipe Alves. Every day we have been out with the yacht, Filipe was able to bring us closely to different species of marine wild life. Bow riding dolphins, beautiful sea turtles, sperm whales and humpback whales. Filipe works with look-out posts on the high mountains along the shore line, sightings are almost guaranteed!
If you want to experience this wonderful encounter of divers marine wild life contact Filipe, he is a well skilled Marine biologist, tour leader and, if required, yacht skipper.
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Sailing San Lorenzo 72 MAJOLA
With pleasure Nauticon has worked on the 72 feet San Lorenzo MAJOLA. Home port of this yacht is Antibes. Several nice trips and cruises have been made along the French Riviera. In September 2013 an effort was made to relocate the yacht to Palma de Mallorca. Unfortunately the weather during the crossing was not favorable to bring the yacht to Palamos.
Around the British Isles with motor yacht SJS
On May 25th 2012 Motor Yacht SJS departed the Netherlands for a cruise around the British Isles. The route followed is described in the cruise brochure. This cruise was media published in Moonen Magazine and Yachts Russia Magazine. Click on the link to read the article (English version).
Sailing HMS Urania
HMS Urania is a training sailing yacht of the Royal Netherlands Navy. It is always a pleasure to be at the helm of this incredible beautiful yacht of 27 meters. Sailing from Enkhuizen via the Ijsselmeer and Waddenzee to Den Helder.
Delivery of a trawler yacht to Punat Croatia
In 2010 Nauticon was given the order to deliver a new produced Delfino Trawler build by Alm Yachtbuilders BV from Werkendam to Punat in Croatia. It was a delivery that had to be done in a difficult time window. The weather forecasts were not in favor, but the client was waiting so the decision was made to depart and look for the weather opportunities. The first stop was a needed rest stop in Brest. A heavy force 9 storm was encountered in the English Channel and after 30 hours of riding the waves it was time to get some well deserved rest and meals.
After Brest the crossing of the Gulf of Biscay was well done and a fuel stop was made in Cascais. Here the replenishment for food and some spares was made for the following long leg towards Sicily. The weather in the Mediterranean was harsh and a strong wind give a difficult high but short wave pattern. On the last 500 liters of fuel we reached the harbor of Marsala. Time to relax, get some food and fuel again. From here it was an easy going sailing towards the Adriatic. Before we reached Punat Marina the yacht and crew encountered an enormous CB storm with heavy winds, thunder and lightning. The whole storm went on for just a couple of hours. It was an interesting delivery that give us all plenty stories to tell on birthday parties. A job well done within a 3 weeks time bracket.
Delivery of Altena Blue Water Trawler from Rome via Malta to Port Napoleon, France.
Having sailed several Altena Blue Water Trawlers from the Netherlands to the Med a specific request came to us to help a customer with a problem. He was on his way with his wive from France via Italy to Malta for the flag registration of the yacht. Unfortunately the weather was not good enough for them to continue because of lack of experience. Nauticon was called to solve the problem. We flew in to Rome and inspected the yacht. From Rome the yacht was delivered to Malta for the flag registration. After a week we picked her up again and sailed her from Malta to Port Napoleon (near Marseille) in France. Nice yacht with very good characteristics, a joy to sail!
Nauticon riding for Charity: Amsterdam – Dakar Rally
In 2012 Nauticon sponsored Team Boal in a rally from Amsterdam to Dakar. The Team driving for Stichting Wereldwijd Toegankelijk used old secondhand Seat Ibiza’s with a convertion to rally cars.
The team drove more then 8.000km through Europe and Africa: from The Netherlands towards the South of Spain, the Moroccan Atlas mountains, the Sahara Desert, Mauritanian and Senegal. After arrival and a few days of rest at Lac Rose in Dakar, the rally cars where driven to Banjul in The Gambia for an auction. The money collected from the auction was a welcome present for the foundation to fulfill there works in the bush of Gambia. Here are some impressions of this magnificent rally!