Author Archive | John Mcaleer

Dutch Masters in more ways than one as Holland’s superyacht yards set new records for market value and share

Regular readers may recall that Cool Route recently ran an article on developing unique experiences for  superyacht owners and guests. These people are very interested in discovering unique experiences, as they sail the most stunning areas of the world. We gave an example of superyacht guests having an opportunity in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum to enjoy […]


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S.V. Linden Offers Unique Experiences in Arctic Voyaging on the Cool Route

Eliah Lillis is a photo-journalist, documentarian and photographic artist currently based on board the SV Linden, which I and NPA colleagues had the pleasure of visiting earlier this year in Copenhagen, before she embarked for her summer charters in northern waters. This is truly a beautiful vessel and provides the most unique experiences for her […]


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Disappointment for CIT Sailors in Los Angeles

Invitations to The Harbor Cup are highly coveted, attracting top-level college sailors vying for a chance to win the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup perpetual trophy. CIT students were thrilled to have the opportunity & support to compete from 9-11th of March! CIT raced against the top American universities over what was 3 days […]


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Cool Route Marketing Platform for Coastal Enterprises

The main objective of Cool Route is to provide new business opportunities for all coastal enterprises.  Many opportunities exist for new innovative products and services, targeted at small private craft , small liners and superyachts. All of these craft can use a local pontoon to bring passengers ashore. Pictured: Yachts at Bantry’s Marina, where local businesses […]


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Small Craft Training for Voyaging in Arctic Waters

While the Cool Route does not extend into the frozen zones of the Arctic, a report produced in 2014, by Cork Institute of Technology colleague, Professor John Barrett, co-financed under the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme’s Small Craft Emergency Response and Survival Training for Arctic Conditions (SMACS) Project,  provides a very valuable addition to the […]


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Celebrations as Cool Route Marketing Leader Royal Cork Yacht Club wins the NMU Marina of the Year Awards at the London Boat Show.

Cool Route partners are today celebrating the success of partner Royal Cork Yacht Club in winning the highly coveted Marina of the Year Award. RYCY is leading the Cool Route Marketing Programme. Now in their fifth year, the Awards, sponsored in 2018 by specialist insurer NMU, are voted for by berth holders and visitors. They […]


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