Blog

"In the town where I was born. Lived a man who sailed to sea. And he told us of his life. In the land of submarines."

The Wurzels have become something of a national institution since their formation 52 years ago - when their unique brand of humorous folk songs provided a little light relief to the psychedelic grooves of the Swinging Sixties.

London’s historic Tower Bridge is one of the city's main tourist attractions. Officially opened on 30th June 1894, it offers fantastic views from its high-level walkways, while visitors can also watch the spectacle of the bridge being lifted more than 1,000 times a year to let cruise liners, tall ships and other boats pass underneath.

The Royal Mint is launching four new £5 coins to celebrate the recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. There's a long tradition in Britain of producing coins to commemorate royal and other special events, dating back to 1935.

The James Bond film, Skyfall, was Daniel Craig's third outing as the British superspy 007. It saw our favourite hero pitting his wits against villain Raoul Silva, played by BAFTA-award winning Spanish actor, Javier Bardem. Bond is sent to investigate a plot against MI6 by former agent Silva, who has gone over to the dark side, turning to cyberterrorism.

Roller coasters are the epitome of heart-stopping thrills for any adrenaline junkie, but even those with nerves of steel will find some roller coasters a little too much to handle. Here are some of the most challenging roller coaster rides on the planet.

The ancient legend of the phoenix describes a magical bird that dies after bursting into flames, but is reborn by rising from the ashes. The powerful symbol of resurrection has existed for hundreds of years in folklore, popular culture and across different religions.

Dependable aviation hydraulics are crucial for the safe operation of many of an aircraft's in-flight functions. While hydraulic brake systems have been used in aircraft since the 1920s, as systems have become more advanced, hydraulic power has become increasingly important to other functions as well.

The world-famous Marina di Porto Cervo in Sardinia is one of the best equipped and most welcoming ports in the Mediterranean. With a stunning blend of old and new, the Old Port at the East Dock (part of the village of Porto Cervo) blends seamlessly with the modern pontoons of the New Marina at the Marina Village.

Hydraulic power, or power using pressurised fluid, has shaped the way we live today and is a vital component in many engineering and mechanical applications.

The fastest super yacht on the planet is a luxurious 42-metre Millennium 140 called 'The World is Not Enough'. With a top speed of around 70 knots, she was co-designed by Mulder Design's John Rosatti and her owner, John Staluppi. She was built in 2004 by Millennium Superyachts in the Netherlands - a shipyard that Staluppi part-owned.

Located in Monaco, Monte Carlo's luxurious harbour, Port Hercules, is the playground of the rich and famous. It attracts some of the world's most amazing superyachts - such as Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko’s £360 million superyacht, which is the world's most expensive boat, with masts taller than Big Ben! As the famous London landmark Big Ben stands a mighty 96 metres tall, this should give you a fair idea of the opulence of some of the superyachts that visit the legendary harbour!

Quintessence Yachts provides pioneering maritime solutions. The company has collaborated with international organisations within the yachting sector and more recently, they have teamed up with luxury car brand, Aston Martin, to create a new breed of sporty speedboat.

In 2015, Channel 4 aired a one-off hour-long documentary delving into the exclusive world of ultra-rich superyacht owners. Entitled 'Million Pound Mega Yachts', the documentary was produced and directed by Martin Hicks of Double Decker Driving School and Prom Queen Divas fame. It highlighted what went on behind the scenes at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.

Phoenix Hydraulics supplies tailored hydraulic solutions to some of the most elite yacht builders in the world. For further information, please contact us.

In June 2016, Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth was given the ambitious task of completely refitting the Aquila superyacht. With the aid of more than 1,000 dedicated workers, the project took 12 months to complete

In 2014, a vessel known as 'Peggy' was excavated from a cellar in Castletown on the Isle of Man. Built between 1789 and 1793, she's an armed clinker-built schooner rigged vessel that was originally built for politician, merchant and banker, George Quayle. You can see her proudly displayed in Castletown today.

Every superyacht needs a name...but how do you go about choosing? While some opt for the humorous, the original or just plain weird (some of the best yacht names we've seen include Tax Seavasion, Nauti Buoy and Privacy - which is pretty unlikely, especially when owned by golfer Tiger Woods) - but with so many crafts now on the water, some yacht owners will find that their chosen name may be less original than they first thought.

The Royal Yacht Britannia sailed more than one million miles, on voyages all over the world, during the four decades it was a second home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family. The mighty vessel, also known as Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, is now permanently berthed in Edinburgh, where she has become Scotland's top visitor attraction.

Phoenix Hydraulic Services is one of the largest independent hydraulics companies in the UK - supplying top yacht-builders with custom hydraulic solutions.

Howards' Way - dubbed "Dallas on Sea" thanks to its glamorous characters, their lives, loves and traumas - was the BBC's answer to the American super-soaps of the 1980s. The drama series revolved around a wealthy sailing community on the south coast of England, featuring plenty of action on their luxury yachts.

The prestigious Southampton Boat Show returns for its 49th annual outing from 15th to 24th September - and it's set to be the biggest and best ever, with even more family-friendly attractions during the ten-day extravaganza. Since its launch, it has become Europe's biggest outdoor boat show, attracting thousands of visitors, exhibitors and investors.

In development since Spring 2015, the British-built and designed Oyster 118 Yacht is poised for an early 2018 delivery, following sea trials on the Solent.

Launched back in November 2003, sloop-rigged superyacht Mirabella V, designed by Ireland based Ron Holland is the biggest single-masted yacht in the world.

Oyster Yachts is the Southampton-based global market leader for cruising yachts. Known for its boats’ unrivalled performance, quality and comfort, the yachts are stylish and reliable, with each model built to order.

Completed by Hamburg-based Blohm + Voss in 2010 and refurbished in 2015, luxury motor vessel Eclipse is the second biggest private yacht in the world, with a length of 162.5m and an estimated price tag of €340m.

It was 1969 in Poole, Dorset, when one man's dream of building a new type of boat led to the international company that we know today. Now employing 2,000 designers, master craftsmen and engineers and with a global network of more than 80 retail and service locations operating in 45 countries, Robert Braithwaite founded Sunseeker Yachts. A pioneer of his era, he used revolutionary technology and materials to craft special designs for a handful of customers.

1. French Riviera

Announcing the Launch of our New Website!

 

Phoenix Hydraulics are able to offer the full design, manufacture and test service in house for manufacturing of Stainless Steel Hydraulic Cylinders:

This is our standard range of cylinders but we can make stainless steel hydraulic cylinders to whatever size you require.

All stainless steel cylinders are manufactured to the highest quality with 316 Stainless steel bodies and F51 Duplex Stainless steel rods.  Get in touch now for a quotation.  Large stocks of material for fast, cost effective turn around.  World wide delivery available.

http://superyachtuk.com/News/Britains-superyacht-sector-posts-fourth-consecutive-year-of-growth