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  • BoatUS Offers Marinas Free Oil Spill Training

    Boater Life Online
    Diane Seltzer
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    Boat fuel dock summer hires can get free spill training compliments of the BoatUS Foundation As boaters get ready for a busy boating season ahead, marinas, boat yards and clubs will be looking to hire additional dock hands for the summer. Some of these marina employees may be seasoned dock hands returning from previous years, while others may be new to handling the responsibilities of a fuel dock… and protecting our boating environment. For those that are inexperienced, they are likely not trained to properly handle an oil or fuel spill at the dock. And this can be a very bad thing for…
  • Memorial dedicated to RNLI heroes

    YBW News
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    Lifeboat volunteers are remembered in Cullercoats Harbour
  • Yachting World seeks staff journalist

    Yachting World News
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    Dream job? Yachting World is looking for a talented multimedia journalist
  • Arrests of 4 More Crew Members Sought in Korean Ferry Sinking

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Three of the ship’s mates and a chief engineer were detained, and prosecutors asked the court to allow them to arrest the four on a charge of contributing to the death of passengers.
  • While Mourning for South Korea, Americans Should Be Thankful for the Jones Act

    gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News
    Editorial
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Mourners cry after paying tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar for victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol April 23, 2014. South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children’s bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. (c) REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji By Brian Beckcom As I write, reports indicate that at least 100 people are confirmed dead in the latest foreign maritime disaster, the South Korean ferry accident. Many of the dead and missing are school…
 
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  • Arrests of 4 More Crew Members Sought in Korean Ferry Sinking

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Three of the ship’s mates and a chief engineer were detained, and prosecutors asked the court to allow them to arrest the four on a charge of contributing to the death of passengers.
  • Still No. 1, and Doing What He Wants

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Larry Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle, may not care what you think about his $78.4 million in 2013 compensation, the highest in the Equilar 100 C.E.O. Pay Study.
  • Growing Up at Sea

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Life on a boat isn’t without its dangers, but parents shouldn’t be afraid of sharing these adventures with their kids.
  • South Korea: North Korean Boat Seized

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    South Korea’s military seized a North Korean fishing boat on Thursday that it said had crossed a disputed maritime border after ignoring warnings to retreat.
  • Body of Michele Savoia, Fashion Designer, Found in Hudson River

    16 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The 55-year-old, who designed costumes for Broadway shows like “Swing,” “Promises, Promises” and “Evita,” apparently fell into the water while trying to board his boat early Thursday.
 
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  • While Mourning for South Korea, Americans Should Be Thankful for the Jones Act

    Editorial
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Mourners cry after paying tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar for victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol April 23, 2014. South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children’s bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. (c) REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji By Brian Beckcom As I write, reports indicate that at least 100 people are confirmed dead in the latest foreign maritime disaster, the South Korean ferry accident. Many of the dead and missing are school…
  • Scientists Tracking One of World’s Largest Known Icebergs

    Reuters
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    NASA satellite image shows the iceberg, known as B31, breaking off from the Pine Island Glacier in November 2013. Image courtesy NASA By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) – Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan – one of the largest now in existence – that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean. NASA glaciologist Kelly Brunt said on Wednesday the iceberg covers about 255 square miles (660 square km) and is up to a third of a mile (500 meters) thick. Known as B31, the iceberg separated from…
  • South Korea Finally Gives Refuge to Fire-Scorched Tanker

    Rob Almeida
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    At the end of 2013, the Hong Kong-flagged chemical tanker Maritime Maisie was t-boned by the car carrier Gravity Highway which was on sea trials from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard resulting in the ignition of the ship’s cargo of 30,000 tons of the highly flammable chemical acrylonitrile. As the resultant fire on board raged for over a week, the ship’s structure was weakened bringing into question the structural integrity of the vessel and ultimately what to do with it. Damage to the Maritime Maisie, via LR The ship had drifted into Japanese waters as well, yet neither Japan or Korea was…
  • Pirates Kidnap Three from Japanese Tanker in Malacca Strait [UPDATE]

    Reuters
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Naninwa Maru No. 1. Photo (c) MarineTraffic.com/mgklingsick@aol.com By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Keith Wallis KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, April 23 (Reuters) – Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world’s busiest waterways. The incident in the Malacca Strait, a route for about a quarter of the world’s seaborne oil trade, has fuelled fears piracy could be on the rise in the area and drive up ship insurance…
  • Crazy Good Deal on gCaptain Gear

    Rob Almeida
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Time to make room for 2014 inventory… If it has a gCaptain logo on it, it’s 40 percent off in the gCaptain store. Get yourself some gCaptain swag today. Here’s just a snapshot of some of the other goodies on sale: The post Crazy Good Deal on gCaptain Gear appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
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  • Latest on the Ferry Disaster

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    There are no words to describe the horror of the ferry tragedy in South Korea this week. In the disaster's aftermath, there will be lessons to be learned by captains and boaters everywhere that will hopefully prevent the future loss of life. Scanning the multiple headlines this morning, there are reports that only one of nearly fifty life rafts was deployed; announcements were made warning passengers to stay put instead of abandoning ship; students on board were trapped behind windows that could not be opened.  As of this writing, the most recent insights into the ongoing rescue mission…
  • Top 10 Boat Names 2014

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:22 pm
    What are this year's top ten boat names? Read on to find out...For the past two dozen years around this time, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has released their annual list of top ten boat names, and we usually pay attention to see if any boat names jump out at us. Personalized bamboo cutting board from Boat Name GearThe 2014 BoatUS list of top ten boat names are... SerenitySecond WindIsland Girl Freedom Pura-Vida Andiamo Island Time Irish Wake Happy Hours Seas the DayMaybe you've seen these boat names before. Heck, if they are…
  • Biggest Spring Boat Show in New England

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    The biggest boat show of the season in the Northeast is in New Hampshire this weekend…The 5th annual Great Northeast Boat Show is not only being hailed as the largest boat show ever held in the state of New Hampshire, but it is also expected to be the largest boat show in all of New England this spring.Come see it for yourself this weekend, from Friday April 4 through Sunday April 6, 2014, inside the 94,000 square foot Hampshire Dome in Milford, NH.The show covers more than a football field with 25 boat dealers from across New England, with more than 150 Boats on display, as well as dozens…
  • BoatUS Angler Catch of the Month Contest

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    One Fish Photo Could Make You a Big Winner with BoatU.S. Angler's Catch of the Month Contest...Courtney Bacco of Orlando, Florida, was one last year's BoatUSAngler photo contest winners. Photo courtesy of BoatU.S. Angler.Remember to take your camera with you when you go fishing this year. This week marked the start of the annual BoatUS Angler "Catch of the Month" photo contest, which runs monthly through October, 2014. Monthly winners will receive a one-year basic BoatUS Angler membership which includes $50 on the road and $50 on the water towing, a $50 Visa gift card and a “prize pack”…
  • Missing Sailor Alert

    26 Mar 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Dutch sailor missing in the Atlantic... We don't receive press releases like this everyday, so we thought we would pass it along in its entirety. Hopefully all is not lost for this Dutch sailor...The Netherlands, 25 March 2014 Dutch sailor Sietse Hagen left the port of Tenerife heading for the Caribian isles on January 15th, 2014. Since his departure, now over 60 days ago, he has not reported home. His friends and family, as well as the Dutch sailing community, are deeply concerned about the well-being of this very experienced sailor. Sietse Hagen is sailing a 27ft Gib’Sea Flush Poker named…
 
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  • Motoryacht O, First Sanlorenzo SD112

    Diane M. Byrne
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    If you hear someone exclaim “Oh!” upon seeing a Sanlorenzo, he or she might actually be referring to the motoryacht O. O is the first Sanlorenzo SD112 megayacht. The Sanlorenzo SD112 is among a few SD (semidisplacement) models, which include the smaller SD92 and larger SD122. Like them, the motoryacht O is all-fiberglass. Overall, 30 […] The post Motoryacht O, First Sanlorenzo SD112 appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Monaco Wolf Makes Her Debut

    Diane M. Byrne
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You’ve heard of the Werewolves of London, even the Wolf of Wall Street. Now meet Monaco Wolf, the latest launch from Heesen Yachts. LOA for the all-aluminum megayacht is 163’4” (49.8 meters), with a beam of 29’5” (9 meters). Omega Architects, Heesen’s frequent design partner, styled the sinuous lines of Monaco Wolf. Those lines hint […] The post Monaco Wolf Makes Her Debut appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Graceful Departs Blohm+Voss

    Diane M. Byrne
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Almost two years after she arrived at Blohm+Voss, Graceful is headed for her first season of cruising. Her delivery journey started last week. The 269-footer (82-meter), with a 12’3” (3.75-meter) draft, was in Norway at press time. You may recall that Graceful was on sea trials in late March. Our research into her speeds then, as […] The post Graceful Departs Blohm+Voss appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Shipyard Spotlight: Hakvoort Shipyard

    Diane M. Byrne
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hakvoort Shipyard’s location in Monnickendam, The Netherlands may surprise some of you. Monnickendam is a charming small city dating to the 14th century, with narrow cobblestone streets. However, the city was a significant port in the country’s history. In fact, Hakvoort Shipyard occupies a ship-building site that saw its first launch in 1780. Hakvoort Shipyard […] The post Shipyard Spotlight: Hakvoort Shipyard appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • VIDEO: Sunreef 210 Power Trimaran

    Diane M. Byrne
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When Sunreef Yachts created the Sunreef 210 Power Trimaran design upon a potential client’s request, it got to thinking. Surely if one person was interested in a motorized megayacht boasting enormous usable space, wouldn’t others? That potential client happened to be from the Middle East. So, Sunreef Yachts presented the design in Abu Dhabi and […] The post VIDEO: Sunreef 210 Power Trimaran appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • New Catamaran Moro600

    Alex
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    New born Moro600 will be built by The Angels Yachts Shipyard located in Italy. Angels Yachts is a company of people that produces sailing catamarans. Their catamarans are unique creations that offer to the owners the pleasure to reach their goals through exciting and comfortable travels. What is Moro600 will be? First of all she […]
  • 33 HYBRID – Italian Design by GreenYachts

    Alex
    20 Feb 2014 | 4:10 pm
    33 HYBRID was designed by an Italian company GreenYachts,  both the interior and exterior. Green Yachts is a very reputable organization, having worked with companies like Azimut Yachts previously. This yacht is meant to be as environmentally friendly as possible. GreenYachts achieves this goal using a modern Hybrid Propulsion System and eco-friendly materials. 33 HYBRID can sail in zero […]
  • Caribbean Sailing Festival: Business, rum, and a sea of pleasure.

    Alex
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:27 pm
    The tradition of mixing rum and cola came to us from the Caribbean islands. Instead of cola, locals used mixtures of fresh juices, and the drink that is called rum punch by the natives, became a symbol of the islands. Another legend of the Caribbean was Bob Marley. A simple guy from Jamaica became not […]
  • Sunrise N681 Skyfall

    Alex
    15 Feb 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Sunrise Yachts signs contract to build 68m Project “Skyfall” in a deal brokered by Worth Avenue Yachts. The Antalya-based yacht builder will deliver John and Jeanette Staluppi’s nineteenth and largest project to date in 2017. Project “Skyfall”, designed by Vallicelli & Co., with an interior design by Focus Yacht Design and naval architecture by Mulder […]
  • Belize Motoryachts launch of hull number 10

    Alex
    7 Feb 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The Australian owned-and-designed luxury marque, Belize Motoryachts, are celebrating the launch of hull number 10, which will premiere at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show from February 13 to 17.  This striking new Daybridge model follows hot on the heels of the Belize 54 Sedan, which impressed American boating enthusiasts at her 2013 US premiere […]
 
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  • RBFF and Discovery Education team up for 'Explore the Blue'

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Discovery Education are collaborating on a program designed to generate interest in boating, fishing and the outdoors. The program, Explore the Blue, is an educational resource for parents and teachers filled with information designed to engage students K-5 in a dialogue about the importance of outdoor recreational activities. The RBFF is building on its successful
  • Tigé announces addition to dealer network

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    ABILENE, Texas - Tigé Boats Inc. recently reported the addition of Heinen's Motorsports to its worldwide network of authorized dealers. Heinen's will offer sales and service support for Tigé owners from their location in Minnesota. Heinen's Motorsports is located in Osseo, Minn., northwest of the Twin Cities metro area. The dealer is family-owned, and has a long history of success in the Twin City area. "We look forward to welcoming new and existing Tigé customers," Paul Heinen, owner of Heinen's Motorsports, said in a release, "and we... Read More
  • MarineMax launches new vacation charter company

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - MarineMax Inc. is expanding its range of offerings with the addition of MarineMax Vacations, a sail and power yacht vacation chartering company, to be based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, with more charter locations will be added over time. Raul Bermudez, who has over a decade of experience with the charter industry, will be the vice president for MarineMax Vacations. "We are fortunate to have Raul Bermudez, vice president, MarineMax Vacations, who brings over 10 years of charter industry experience to lead our... Read More
  • Scout Boats awards top dealers at annual dealer meeting

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Scout Boats Inc. recently awarded its Top 10 Dealer Sales Awards at the company's 2012 Model Year Dealer Meeting, held Sept. 11-12 in Charleston, S.C. The awards are given to the top 10 Scout dealers from around the world based on sales figures from the previous year. The Top 10 Dealer Sales Award Winners for 2011 were: Seven Seas Yacht Sales - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Marine Max East - Miami, Fla. Sea-Ray Scout of Charleston - Mt. Pleasant,... Read More
  • BoatUS: 'Hurricane Haulout' boat values total $216 million

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The total value of boats in the path of Hurricane Irene that were hauled out of the water covered by BoatUS' marine insurance hurricane haul-out provision reached more than $216 million, according to a report by the Boat Owners Association of the U.S. Having a boat hauled out of the water and secured before a storm is the safest way to prepare it for a potentially damaging storm, according to BoatUS. Because of the the risk of damage that boats take in-water during a hurricane, BoatUS does not raise rates or premiums for... Read More
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  • Pattigeorge’s Thai Green Mussels

    Amy Imerman
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Tommy Klauber, our neighbor here in Longboat Key (also the fabulous chef of Pattigeorge’s), shared with us this delicious seafood dish – Thai Green Mussels. Oooh, yum…aren’t you glad you clicked on this blog?   When you feel like adding a nice KICK to your dinner table, try this flavorful recipe and your tastebuds will […] The post Pattigeorge’s Thai Green Mussels appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Spring Break, Easter and Mother’s Day…Beach and Boating Ideas for Florida’s Peak Season

    Amy Imerman
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    The sun is out and the temperatures are not too cold and not too hot, which means it’s prime time here and Florida, or as locals call it, it’s “season.” So,  it’s time to get out on the water and enjoy the “Floridays” (thanks to Jimmy Buffett for coining that term).  We wanted to share […] The post Spring Break, Easter and Mother’s Day…Beach and Boating Ideas for Florida’s Peak Season appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • It’s ‘Sprinter’ — Time to Go Fishing!

    Amy Imerman
    6 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am
    Seasons come and seasons go, and we’re currently somewhere in between Spring and Winter — so we must be in “Sprinter,” right? We’re getting closer to daylight savings time, a Spring thing, and for the majority of ‘weekend warrior’ anglers, what that means is the possibility of wetting a line for a few hours after […] The post It’s ‘Sprinter’ — Time to Go Fishing! appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Big Welcome to “Sharkey” – New Member of Cannons’ Sales Team!

    Amy Imerman
    21 Feb 2014 | 9:25 am
    We are very excited to introduce and welcome Martin Sharkey – a new member of Cannons’ sales team!  Many locals may already know “Sharkey” because he was formerly a member of the Longboat Key police department.  We’re lucky that Sharkey was able to retire early from the police force and begin a second career with […] The post Big Welcome to “Sharkey” – New Member of Cannons’ Sales Team! appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Must-See Exhibit: Clyde Butcher, Landscape Photographer

    Amy Imerman
    7 Feb 2014 | 3:30 am
    When we see something AWESOME – we have to tell you about it. And that’s how we felt after seeing the new Clyde Butcher exhibit at The Studio at Gulf and Pine.  Clyde Butcher is an inspiring landscape photographer, well known for his Ansel Adams-style black-and-white landscape photographs, of our own state. From the Keys […] The post Must-See Exhibit: Clyde Butcher, Landscape Photographer appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
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  • Boater Tips for a Green Earth Day and Boating Season

    Diane Seltzer
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Instead of throwing boat shrink wrap in the dumpster, BoatUS says there’s a better way – and has advice on how you can help your marina start a recycling program. Clean and green boating tips to remember this spring for Earth Day and all season As the weather warms up and boaters everywhere are preparing for a fun season ahead, now is a great time for a reminder of why you love boating. Getting back to nature and enjoying your time on the water. All the more reason for boaters to have a vested interest in maintaining the environment and keeping our precious waters clean. Spring is a busy…
  • List of Top Ten Boat Names in 2013

    Diane Seltzer
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    A boat name can tell you a lot about the owner BoatUS shares their annual list of the most popular boat names Naming your boat is one of the most difficult decisions a boater must face (after choosing what brand, style and size of boat to buy of course). Some boaters are looking for a cute boating pun that has a double meaning. Others are looking for something personal that has a story behind it. Whatever your boat naming strategy, reviewing a list of popular boat names can help you get started with choosing a boat name. If you like to steer clear of popular names you’ll know which ones…
  • BoatUS Offers Marinas Free Oil Spill Training

    Diane Seltzer
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    Boat fuel dock summer hires can get free spill training compliments of the BoatUS Foundation As boaters get ready for a busy boating season ahead, marinas, boat yards and clubs will be looking to hire additional dock hands for the summer. Some of these marina employees may be seasoned dock hands returning from previous years, while others may be new to handling the responsibilities of a fuel dock… and protecting our boating environment. For those that are inexperienced, they are likely not trained to properly handle an oil or fuel spill at the dock. And this can be a very bad thing for…
  • Interlux and West Marine Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

    Diane Seltzer
    9 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    Enter for a chance to win one of $5,000 West Marine Gift Cards in the $10,000 Dream Shopping Spree Sweepstakes Kicking off the 2014 spring boat season, Interlux and West Marine present the Dream Shopping Spree Sweepstakes with a chance for boaters to win one of two $5,000 gift cards for West Marine. The sweepstakes will run from March 7, 2014 – April 30, 2014 with the final drawings of winners to be held on or about May 15, 2004. According to the sweepstakes rules, there is no purchase necessary and it is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia,…
  • Sea Ray Launches Galley Recipe Contest for Boaters

    Diane Seltzer
    4 Mar 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Submit your favorite boat-friendly recipe to win a private Nobilo wine pairing catered by Sea Ray Boats photo courtesy of Sea Ray Boaters often need to get creative when they are cooking on board. Let’s face it, to have a good meal on board you usually have to plan well ahead with your menu and provisions… and your boat galley is not exactly a gourmet kitchen. I tend to always struggle with coming up with something new and tasty to cook on the boat. It has to be easy to prep, not take too long to cook, not make a huge mess in the galley and – most importantly – be…
 
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  • Superyacht Graceful Delivered by Blohm+Voss

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Graceful was fitted out both inside and out by Blohm+Voss working alongside the owner's representatives under the lead of Capt. Alexander Mozhayskiy. A unique, close-cooperation model was developed at the start of the project, thereby optimising the decision-making process, minimising delays and facilitating a unique scheduling system. This led to a very fast build time overall for a yacht of this size, quality and level of complexity. Representing the ultimate in quality, engineering and yachting innovations, Graceful boasts design from the award-winning H2 Design Studio in London, widely…
  • Editors Comments - Week Ending: 18/04/2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Last week, Mondo Marine started laying the keel on their first 60 metre superyacht; however, three shipyards have paved the way this week with reports regarding new launches and construction updates to get us in the mood for the continuation of 2014. ISA started us off with the launch of the first motor yacht in the Granturismo range in Ancona, christened Philmi. Her noteworthy exterior design is matched by the interior design by Sandrine Melot, and heads up a certain misfit Mid-April fleet of impressive superyachts launched this month. The new Dixon-designed 45m sailing yacht was recently…
  • Perini Navi On China's Sailing Culture

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    “I should say I’m here for the fifth time,” explains Enrico, “I enjoy the growing of this event […] It’s growing very fast [and] there is a very special reason, especially in this market, sailing is becoming more popular because of the environmental problems. They are sensitive to not spending money in fuel and even not polluting.” Given his fifth year in attendance at the China Rendez-Vous, we asked how Enrico Zanella helped establish the Perini Navi brand in China. “We started in 2002, surveying the market,” continues Enrico. “In…
  • Holland Jachtbouw Launch New 45m SY Heureka

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    Following her launch, the mast was stepped and Heureka will soon start to undergo sea trials in open water to check her on board systems. Heureka features a concealed automatic bimini and dodger system and a telescopic lifting keel, engineered by the team at Holland Jachtbouw with the sole purpose of not interfering with the interior accommodation. Interior design was commissioned with Rhoades Young and the minimalistic, uncluttered approach has been repeated throughout this sleek high performance sloop, designed specifically to suit the light airs of the Mediterranean. Roeland Franssens, a…
  • ISA Yachts Launches The 43m Granturismo M/Y Philmi

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Granturismo was created to respond to new market demand for steel/aluminium displacement yachts with a balance between their internal and external areas. The Granturismo concept was presented to the yachting community in September 2011 at the Monaco Yacht Show and the contract for the construction of the first 43 meter GT was signed 6 months later, in March 2012 and is the second sale in the Granturismo range. The increase of dimensions allow to have exceptional internal volumes for a yacht of this size as well as creating an incredible sense of light thanks to the interior design by…
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  • Kevin’s Favourites at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

    William Clay
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    The yachting industry in Asia is bigger than ever and well on its way to booming. With ever more yacht enthusiasts looking to explore the Far East in search of something new and exciting, more of the world’s most impressive yachts are making their way east. This was abundantly evident at the recent Singapore Yacht Show last week. Whilst not yet as big as some of the yacht shows in Monaco and Antibes for example, the Singapore Yacht Show is a great place to get aboard some truly amazing yachts with many yachts offering guided tours; giving you the chance to see what super yachts are all…
  • Join the Online Leader in the Yacht Charter Market!

    Charles Meade
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Boatbookings.com has been a leader in the online yacht charter market since 2005 and we have created a unique opportunity for a bright, motivated University graduate to join our team and learn the yacht chartering business. We are looking for a recent graduate to join our growing bareboat charter team for a minimum of 18 months.  Based in Athens you will be responsible for organizing bareboat Greek yacht charters for clients from around the world. The successful candidate will be need to fulfil the following requirements: -       Have fluent spoken English and excellent written English…
  • Don’t miss out on the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix!

    Tom Mitchell
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    The 2014 Formula 1 season has got off to a flying start with Mercedes dominance, new rules and exciting wheel to wheel racing being the main talking points so far, all indications are that Monaco 2014 is a race not to be missed! Here’s some of what is still available, it’s not too late to secure a yacht! LEILA LINA: LEILA LINA is classic and elegant and is keen to secure a charter for the Monaco Grand Prix. She has expansive deck spaces for a yacht of her size and can host groups of up to 40 guests whilst in port.  With a charter rate of €28,664 plus expenses she provides an…
  • The International Multihull Boat Show 2014 – Showcasing the Best of the Catamaran Industry

    William Clay
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Catamarans provide the best of both worlds. Combining the joy and grace of sailing with the space and luxury of a super yacht, there are few things better than lying on the trapeze of a gliding cat while the sea rushes beneath you. If the thought of this appeals to you, some of the finest cats in the world will be available for you to feast your eyes upon at The International Multihull Boat Show in Montpellier from 23rd to 27th April. MAVERICK, a beautiful Sunreef 70 is one of the finest examples of crewed catamarans. With a beam of over 10 metres, she is indulgently spacious both on deck and…
  • NEWS: Update on VAT for Charters in Spanish Waters

    Charles Meade
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Enticed by the beautiful Balearics and the magic of Spain, but put off by the extra 21% payable in VAT? An update in Spanish law regarding VAT means this worry could disappear if you choose your yacht wisely! Until October 2013, only yachts up to 15 metres engaging in charter activity were exempt but on 28th the 15 metre specification was removed. Therefore all yachts flying an EU flag and exclusively engaging in charter activity are now exempt from taxation, and this includes paying for your vacation! Flying the flag for Madeira is APACHE II! She’s a stunning 44 metre Baglietto…
 
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  • Enjoy the High Season Aboard the Oceanco Lady Lola

    courtney
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The 205-foot Oceanco Lady Lola is one of the best superyachts for charter anywhere in the world right now. Not only is she a serious build that underwent a full interior refit in 2012, but she’s also under the command of Capt. Mac McDonald, who, with his wife, chef Betsy McDonald, comprises one of the most seasoned charter leadership teams in the industry. It can be hard to secure prime charter dates in the West Mediterranean aboard a yacht with Lady Lola’s pedigree, but our experts here at Yachtstore have learned that cruising dates are still available between July 3 and August 5. That…
  • Salperton and Big Fish Offer Enticing Cruising Options

    courtney
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Do you dream in sail or power? Be honest, now. Everyone dreams of a charter yacht vacation in the South Pacific, where sandy white beaches and swaying palm trees somehow remove stress from life even faster than a fine bottle of Cabernet or Chardonnay. But in those dreams, some people see sails billowing against the sunset while other people hear the bubbling of the hot tub on a megayacht’s sundeck. When you close your eyes, what is in your South Pacific yacht charter dreams? It’s okay if you can’t choose—we can’t, either, and luckily for 2014, none of us has to express a preference.
  • The Spectacular Sojourn is Heading North with Summer Availability

    courtney
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Alaska is a fantastic destination for luxury yacht charter. It’s a stunning place filled with towering glaciers, breaching whales and breathtaking icebergs. If you cruise there even one time, you might find yourself wondering, “Where are all the megayachts?” In other beautiful places, such as St. Tropez and Sint Maarten, charter yachts pack the coastlines and marinas, but in Alaska, they are few and far between. Alaska Photo Courtesy of: Alana Sise The reason for this imbalance is Alaska’s location on the globe. It takes a long, long time for a megayacht to travel to Alaska,…
  • Spend Easter aboard the Megayacht Destination Fox Harb’r Too

    courtney
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    When it comes to holidays and luxury yacht charter, most people think of Christmas and New Year’s—including yacht owners, who charge premium rates during those weeks. Far fewer people consider Easter, which happens to be a great time of year to cruise in the Bahamas, a fantastic destination for a family getaway. Bahamas Photo Courtesy of: David Lewis Daily high temperatures are in the low 80s during April in the Bahamas, with nighttime lows around 70. That means it’s plenty warm for swimming and water sports, but not sweltering with humidity like it can be during the summer months.
  • Mediterranean Yacht Charter: Montigne Can Host 150 Guests at Monaco, Cannes Events

    courtney
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:21 am
    The Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival are the annual kickoffs to the summer yacht charter season in the Mediterranean. Some of the world’s most impressive superyachts attend these events, where charter guests can rub shoulders with industry titans and Hollywood A-listers. And while the events themselves are impressive and fun, the real show is at the marinas at nighttime—when Monaco and Cannes come alive with some of the most elaborate, exclusive yacht parties of the year. Photo Credit: Cali4beach Chartering the right yacht can make all the difference if you want to fit in with…
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    Marine Insight

  • S.Korean Prosecutors Raid Family Home Of Ill-Fated Ferry’s Owner

    Reuters
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    Prosecutors investigating the fatal sinking of a South Korean ferry have raided the home of Yoo Byung-un, the head of a family that owns the Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd, the company that operated the ship. Kim Hoe-Jong, a prosecutor on the case, said Wednesday's raid was part of a probe into "overall corruption in management". The post S.Korean Prosecutors Raid Family Home Of Ill-Fated Ferry’s Owner appeared first on Marine Insight.
  • Update: Pirates Raid Oil Tanker Off Malaysia, Take Away 3 Crew

    Reuters
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on 23rd April, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world's busiest waterways. The post Update: Pirates Raid Oil Tanker Off Malaysia, Take Away 3 Crew appeared first on Marine Insight.
  • Removal of Wrecks: 2007 Convention Enters Into Force On 14th April 2015

    MI News Network
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    The International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, adopted at a Diplomatic Conference organised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in Nairobi in 2007, will enter into force on 14th April 2015, 12 months after ten states have ratified it. Those 10 States are: Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, India, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Palau and the United Kingdom. The post Removal of Wrecks: 2007 Convention Enters Into Force On 14th April 2015 appeared first on Marine Insight.
  • Two New HB Grandi Fishing Vessels To Be Fitted With The Upgraded Wärtsilä NOx Reducer

    MI News Network
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    The new Wärtsilä NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi, one of Iceland’s largest fishing vessel operators. The post Two New HB Grandi Fishing Vessels To Be Fitted With The Upgraded Wärtsilä NOx Reducer appeared first on Marine Insight.
  • 2002 Passenger Ship Liability And Compensation Treaty Enters Into Force

    MI News Network
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of, or personal injury to, a passenger on a ship, enters into force on 23 April 2014. The higher limits of liability will apply to ships registered in the States which have ratified the 2002 treaty. The post 2002 Passenger Ship Liability And Compensation Treaty Enters Into Force appeared first on Marine Insight.
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  • Boat Fiberglass Tips

    Mike Dickens
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Good morning everyone, You have just found the perfect Great Loop boat but she needs a little cosmetic boat fiberglass work to make her just like you want. So how do you go about fixing those tiny hairline boat fiberglass cracks in her gelcoat and giving her a low-cost paint job? Many years ago Mary and I painted our trawler, the Patricia Ann from top to bottom. It was a very time consuming labor of love and the results were absolutely gorgeous; she boat shined like a new penny. But over the years in the Florida sun, some small cracks appeared in her gel coat and some paint had peeled. So…
  • Owner Financing Available – 1981 44 Marine Trader Classic

    Mary Dickens
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Owner Financing Available  - 1981 44 Marine Trader Classic This boat is now offered for $49,900.00. This week’s featured boat of the week is this 44 Marine Trader classic used trawler.  This 1981 44 Marine Trader trawler was built in Taiwan during one of the most prosperous trawler building periods ever. A very popular boat, this 44 Marine Trader is a deep protecting keeled, heavy craft, well suited for rigorous coastal cruising. The 500-gallon fuel capacity with a 3-5 GPH burn rate and her cruise speed of 9 knots allows a very comfortable ride with range of over 800 nautical miles.
  • Weather Marine App

    Mike Dickens
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Use a Marine Weather App with Your Smart Phone Most of our used trawlers and used motor yachts have ample electronics aboard these days.  But there are times when I am aboard another customers boat that I need additional security; I always want to have a plan B.  Like the time I was assisting a customer move his motor yacht from the upper Chesapeake Bay area to Washington DC; the chart plotter failed on day one…..I navigated the entire trip with my smart phone marine app. Cell phone apps can be found for all phones these days offering safety and navigation.  Here are a few that I…
  • Get That Used Grand Banks Trawler Underway – The Tax Man Cometh

    Mike Dickens
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I read an article online this morning which reviewed a case where a New England boater had been cruising the east coast aboard his used Grand Banks trawler while doing the Great Loop. When this particular boater returned home, he received a tax bill in the mail from NC wanting him to pay personal property taxes on the value of his trawler. They claimed he had over stayed his welcome and now owed them some tax money.  I have heard that at least SC and NC have tax collectors walking the docks. I recently heard a story that a mega yacht at Hilton Head that was presented a hefty tax bill last…
  • Boat of the Week – 1988 36 Krogen Manatee

    Mary Dickens
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 1988 36 Krogen Manatee This week’s featured boat of the week is this beautiful 36 Krogen Manatee used trawler. This is a perfect used trawler for cruising the Intracoastal Waterway, the Islands and living aboard. This Krogen Manatee is designed to maximize both fuel efficiency and interior volume. The galley runs along side her starboard side. The boat has been fitted with a cabinet for a washer and a dryer; the appliances are not installed however. She is built with a master stateroom in the bow and an office with a Pullman berth amidships. This Krogen Manatee…
 
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