The empire goes electric
How close to the start is Mercury Marine with the new Avator electric motor? President Chris Drees reveals the company’s timeline in an float interview.
No ocean big enough
Happy birthday, Jeanne Socrates! The circumnavigator and record holder turns 80 – and is already preparing her next cruise.
Abhilash Tomy gives it a second try
The Indian Navy officer’s yacht wrecked in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Now he gets back through the Southern Ocean – and India is looking at him.
A Don for all Occasions
Australian adventurer Don McIntyre is organising the Golden Globe Race for the second time – after all, the retro race is unique.
“Laughing at being old on the sea“
🇬🇧 Jean-Jacques Savin, the French Diogenes on the sea, is no longer alive. He died at 75 while trying to cross the Atlantic in a rowboat.
float turns five
🇬🇧 float was launched exactly five years ago. Here is how the magazine has started and grown. And who is in the float crew today.
A high on Hydrogen boats
🇬🇧 The young french Hynova shipyard plans to build a first series of fuel cell boats. We met the founder Chloé Zaied.
2G Covid rules for boot Düsseldorf 2022
🇬🇧 The world’s largest boat show will take place, we hear from Düsseldorf. The have just published the rules for boot 2022.
Best Boats 2021 announced in Berlin
🇬🇧 At the Best of Boats Award, the best new motorboats of 2021 were honored – for the first time live on stage again.
The boat with the bicycle bar
🇬🇧 The Far East S\V 14 is a sailing boat for disabled and elderly people. But our test on the Alster shows: Everyone can have fun with this nippy keelboat!
My Blu Quarantine
🇬🇧 The book about Sebastian Kummer’s captivity on sea climbed to No. 1 in sailing books sales. Now, the English version is on the market.
Sailing with free spirits
🇬🇧 At the Free Spirit Sailing school on the Croatian island Murter life and sailing go along – somewhat different as usual.
IOC decision impact mixed offshore crews
🇬🇧 Mixed offshore sailing will not be an Olympic event in 2024. Dee Caffari was excited about the new sailing discipline – as many others are.
On the right tack
🇬🇧 Rising sailor Annika Möslein is the first German to participate in the Magenta Project mentoring programme. In The Ocean Race Europe, she sails for Austria.
Navigated by a role model
🇬🇧 The Magenta Project’s mentoring program nurtures female sailors worldwide.
Benjamin Dutreux joins german Offshore Team
🇬🇧 Offshore Team Germany’s new navigator is Vendee Globe finisher Benjamin Dutreux. First start will be the Ocean Race Europe.
Andi Robertson, the face of the race
🇬🇧 Six time circumnavigator Dee Caffari talks with the anchor of the international Vendée Globe show, Andi Robertson, about 116 days of live reporting.
The Finnish makes the Finish
🇬🇧 The Vendée Globe 2020 ends with Ari Huusela. His relaxed finish is typically Finnish – like Tapio Lehtinen was in the Golden Globe Race.
„Nothing is different because I am a woman“
🇬🇧 Clarisse Cremer talks about her race and her ambitions as the fastest woman to sail solo around the world.
Clarisse Cremer breaks the record
🇬🇧 After 87 days, Clarisse Cremer finishes 12th and makes history as the fastest woman to sail around the world.
Only winners after 80 days on the sea
🇬🇧 The Vendée Globe 2020/21 has broken with many certainties of previous regattas. We recap 80 days in a state of emergency.
Go Boris, Go!
🇬🇧 The Vendée Globe is on the verge of a sensation. Will Boris Herrmann be the first non french sailor to reach the podium?
Close Race of six Rivals
🇬🇧 Six sailors compete to win the Vendee Globe. Who is best prepared and will get the best wind?
The Magnificent Nine
🇬🇧 Nine boats are in a tight race in the South Atlantic at the Vendée Globe. While Charlie Dalin is leading, Beyou and Tripon are catching up.
Pip Hare is back in the Race!
🇬🇧 With her 20-year-old Medallia, Briton Pip Hare is making an exciting race at the Vendée Globe. After reparing her rudder she is now on her way to Kap Horn.
Tough times around Cape Horn
🇬🇧 For the leading sailors of the Vendée Globe, it’s now a new year, a new ocean – off Cape Horn, the last and wildest landmark to pass.
Christmas at the ice barrier
🇬🇧 How do you spend Christmas as a solo circumnavigator? Dee Caffari knows, she has experienced it four times.
The Foil Whisperer
🇬🇧 For three weeks, Charlie Dalin led the regatta field. It is the first Vendée Globe of the top young sailor.
Romantic sailor, determined racer
🇬🇧 Miranda Merron is competing for the first time at the Vendée Globe. The Briton has worked her entire sailing career towards this race.
Rescue from Wilson Street
🇬🇧 The Australian sailing couple Jennifer and Corrie Schutte gets into distress off Malta – and has to abandon its boat. Scenes of a dramatic rescue, part 2
Nightmare on Wilson Street
🇬🇧 The Australian sailing couple Jennifer and Corrie Schutte gets into distress off Malta – and has to abandon its boat. Scenes of a dramatic rescue.
Alex is back in the game
🇬🇧 It’s up and down for Alex Thomson at the Vendée Globe: First the Brit led, then he had to pause. Now he is catching up.
Sam Davies – sailor of hearts
🇬🇧 Sam Davies is a fighter who plays at the top of the Vendée Globe. Dee Caffari has already sailed the Volvo Ocean Race with her.
48 hours to go
🇬🇧 Circumnavigator Dee Caffari knows how the 33 Vendée Globe sailors feel directly before the start.
Here are the favorites
🇬🇧 Circumnavigator Dee Caffari comments the Vendée Globe for float. Here is her first assessment.
Stranded in Madeira
🇬🇧 What started as a routine sailboat transfer trip, turned out to be the discovery of slowness – as Corona fear locked down Madeira.
The big easy
🇬🇧 The Oceanis series is one of the most successful yachts in the world. Our test of the Oceanis 46.1 on the Baltic Sea proves why.
Do not trust any barefoot route
🇬🇧 The autumnal ARC follows the Trade winds. But those who expect guaranteed bikini sailing can be wrong, the ten-year statistics show.
The remarkable story of electric Candela
🇬🇧 Longer range, higher speed and a silk smooth ride. This is how the Swedish foiling Candela Seven is changing electric boating.
Finnish flat rate boating goes international
🇬🇧 In Helsinki boats can be shared. From 2020 the web platform Skipperi wants to expand internationally – with more than 100 own boats.
Community of liveaboards
🇬🇧 There are many forums for boaters. The website noforeignland.con goes one step further as a social network for liveaboards.
The tiger‘s unchained!
🇬🇧 With the new Silver Tiger the Finnish shipyard launches the smallest Z series model – with the new innovative hull design from Petestep.
Once in a Lifetime
🇬🇧 Tutima is the first German women’s sailing crew to successfully cross the finish line in the Fastnet Race.
Circumnavigator Dee Caffari supports Greta Thunberg
🇬🇧 The six-time circumnavigator Dee Caffari has, exclusively on float, a personal message for Greta Thunberg.
🇬🇧 10 sailors, five continents, one port in Turkey – Jens Brambusch tells the stories of sailing dropouts.
I feel great!
🇬🇧 Diogenes in interview with float. We spoke personally to Jean-Jacques Savin today.
Diogenes on collision course
🇬🇧 Jean-Jacques Savin, who crosses the Atlantic in a wooden barrel, barely escaped a collision.
The Ice Swimmer
🇬🇧 Jaimie Monahan is an extreme swimmer in icy waters – from Siberia to Antarctica.