Kenny Wooton, Editor-in-Chief, Yachts International
Veteran magazine journalist Kenny Wooton joined Yachts International in 2013 as editor-in-chief. Wooton’s career began in newspapers and has spanned more than 30 years. His vocation and his lifelong passion for boats and boating converged in 1987 at Soundings and Soundings Trade Only where he was a staff writer and copy editor. From there he moved to Boating as associate technical editor and then to Yachting where he spent 11 years as senior editor, executive editor and editor-in-chief. Since leaving that title in 2003, he served as executive editor of ShowBoats International and as U.S. Editor of The Superyacht Report. Prior to his current position, he worked as a freelance writer and editor specializing in superyachts and luxury lifestyle topics. He splits his time between his home in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Yachts International office in Fort Lauderdale.
Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina at Paradise Landing Announces Commencement of Construction
Transformation has begun of the iconic Hurricane Hole Marina on Paradise Island, Bahamas, into what will be a leading superyacht destination in the Bahamas.
Enjoying The Ride: Chasing Sunshine On The Custom Line Navetta 33
An aficionado of speed takes the slow road with his Custom Line Navetta 33.
Behind the Scenes with the Captain of Bravo's 'Below Deck Mediterranean'
The new captain in the Bravo series ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ speaks out on her yachting career and her new gig as small-screen skipper.
Amels' Largest Yacht to Date Delivers Luxury in a Family Context
The first Amels Limited Editions 272, HERE COMES THE SUN, is a family getaway machine tailored for two owners’ luxury lifestyles afloat.
The sea—I guess it’s always been in my blood. It just needed a dash of salt.
I’d never given much serious thought to the underlying questions of what would attract a guy from Kentucky to the sea.
The 2013 Perini Navi Cup: Big Boats, Big Fun
Brand-centric gatherings typically offer owners the chance to interact with their peers in social settings, on cruises or on the racecourse. The subtext usually involves builders exposing owners to their latest models to set the stage for future upgrades. If that were the case at the fifth Perini Navi Cup, held in Porto Cervo on the Italian island of Sardinia in late August, no one was saying—or they could not have cared less.
Ocean Independence's America’s Cup Event
Yacht brokerage and management firm Ocean Independence hosted a glittering event April 25 at the Mall Galleries in London to celebrate the America’s Cup and the Louis Vuitton Cup. The event, dubbed “Legends in London,” brought the two most coveted trophies in sailing together.
Premium Recreational Underwater Camera
Underwater photographic equipment maker SeaLife has created a premier package for divers who want to record their time exploring the world beneath the seas. Called the DC1400 Pro Duo, the unit blends a feature-packed, easy-to-use, 14-megapixel underwater camera with a powerful 500-lumen, three-in-one LED photo/video light and a Digital Pro Flash.
Paul Allen Helps Retrieve Bell From HMS Hood
According to newspaper reports, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was hoping to score a medal of his own after the Games by loaning his superyacht, Octopus, to the British Royal Navy to help retrieve the bell of HMS Hood, a battlecruiser sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the early days of World War II.
Solo Trans-Atlantic Record Smashed
British solo sailor Alex Thomson smashed the single-handed monohull trans-Atlantic record by more than 24 hours crossing the finish line July 26 at Lizard Point, off Falmouth in Cornwall, England, reports Soundings Trade Only. The 38-year-old crossed the line at 18:17 British Standard Time, setting the new time at 8 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes.
New Designs From Imaginocean
On the heels of the full-displacement 47-meter (154-foot) Tango 2, Australia’s Imaginocean Yacht Design (IYD) has released details of two new designs: the 40-meter (131-foot) GT-40 H and the 55-meter (180-foot) GT-55 H. As with T2, IYD has pursued their “longer, lower, lighter” ethos with these two projects, but has taken it to a new level. They’ve added “green” into the mix as well.