The king of superyachts set off for the Ocean, alone and without instruments


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Dan Lenard’s boat

Dan Lenard, the superyacht designer, left yesterday from Cadiz, Spain, for Miami, USA. How? On a 10-meter sailboat, without instruments. Pure sailing for the sailing and motor boat designer of the renowned Nuvolari Lenard studio, who with this trip wants to promote boating and the need for immediate action to preserve the clean environment.

Boating without instruments, only in the middle of the ocean

Pure sailing for Dan Lenard who will not be able to communicate until he reaches the Caribbean. Meanwhile, his team will post daily news and live monitoring regarding the crossing.

The reasons for the trip

Dan Lenard will sail 1,400 miles without technology. It is an extreme challenge that the designer issued with one goal: to call attention to the need for immediate and concrete action to protect the sea.

“Every step of the way is carefully planned,” he revealed to Boat International, “including packing the appropriate food, so when I get to the other side, I won’t take with me (or leave along the way) even a bit of trash from Europe.”



Time to Take Action is the slogan of Medplastic, the project of the Journal of Sailing and Powerboats to safeguard the Mediterranean. Join the MedPlastic Team Facebook group, there you can post news, projects, photodenunciations, videos. Then participate in the NO Plastic Instagram contest (by sending a photo to our instagram inbox – @giornaledellavela – or on the Medplastic Team group, as all the authors of the photos we show you here did): we will award the best testimonials at the 2019 VELAFestival. In addition, if you have structured projects to propose that you think would be useful to the “cause,” please send an email to



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