Sir Ben Ainslie gets a new racing yacht, Bugatti unveils a speedboat design, dramatic rescues at sea and perhaps the best children's Christmas gift ever made: YBW weekly news and pictures in bite-size format.

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11 December 2015

Sir Ben Ainslie's new prototype T2 America's Cup racing yacht

Pictures: Sir Ben Ainslie’s new America’s Cup racing yacht

The first images of Sir Ben Ainslie’s new racing yacht have come in, and the British racer is calling the boat the most advanced he’s ever had. See the images here.


RNLI lifeboat rescues sailboat in Christchurch Bay

Video: Dramatic footage captures RNLI sailboat rescue

A yacht in danger of losing its mast prompted a two-hour rescue operation. Watch the video here.



Video: Mini-speedboat for Christmas … best kids gift ever?
Mart Whyte, from New South Wales in Australia has set the bar pretty high for children’s gifts this Christmas. See the adorable video and read the story here.


Bugatti speedboat - decks

Pictures: Bugatti speedboat concept designed by superyacht builder
Fancy a Bugatti speedboat to go with your Bugatti Veyron? That mouth-watering idea could soon be a reality. See the images here.


Douglas Tompkins, founder of The North Face clothing brand

North Face founder Douglas Tompkins dies in kayaking accident
The American clothing titan turned to environmental causes later in life. He was 72 years old. Read the full story here.


Bus beach crash in County Down

UK Coastguard attends bus beach crash in County Down
UK Coastguard staff attended the scene at Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland, after a bus crashed on Portaferry Road and landed on the beach. Read the story here.


04 December 2015


Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat with the stricken dinghy

60 mph winds capsize sailboat, prompt RNLI rescue

RNLI rescue two people after dinghy capsizes. Read the full story


Solent Cowes
Police identify body found by East Cows Shore
The man has been identified as 63-year-old man Nigel Roger Greenyer. The Cowes RNLI have also located the yacht they believe is linked to his death. Read the full story here.


A German U-Boat

WWII U-boat defences to bring broadband to Orkney Islands 
Barriers built by Italian prisoners of war to protect British ships from German U-boats will bring fibre-optic cables to remote parts of the Scottish islands. Read more.

Fairline Targa 53GT
Fairline Boats go into administration
Luxury boat manufacturers Fairline, famous for their Targa and Squadron models, had recently announced a temporary layoff of almost a quarter of staff. Read the full story here.



BAC Mono Marine Edition

Former yacht designer creates supercar for superyachts
The car has a top speed of 170 mph and features a roll hoop designed for easy loading and unloading from yachts. Read the full story and see the images here.