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  • Launched: the fastest monohull ever?

    Yachting World News
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    A 100-footer built for no other purpose than record breaking has been launched in the US. Wow!
  • Boaters urged to help stop the Quagga mussel spread

    YBW News
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    The invasive specied can affect freshwater ecosystems, block water pipes and smother boats' hulls
  • Fall Pumpkin Boat Races

    Boating Blog
    Nicki Belczak
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Photo courtesy of West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta Come fall, giant pumpkin weigh-offs are a tradition all across the country. What do you do with these gargantuan gourds after the big event? Do you bake a thousand pies? Carve a jack-o-lantern that’ll illuminate the entire neighborhood? Turns out pumpkins float. This discovery, credited to Wayne Hackney by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, led to the creation of a new autumn tradition, pumpkin boat regattas. Coast-to-coast “squash-bucklers” hollow out these behemoths and head to the harbor to race for glory —and the chance to be crowned…
  • Better protection for breeding seabirds in Welsh waters

    YBW News
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am Grassholm, Skokholm and Skomer Islands in Pembrokeshire, Bardsey Island and the Aberdaron Coast in Gwynedd
  • Ben Ainslie Racing – An Impressive Perspective

    Yachting World News
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Why the announcement of the 1851 Trust was more than just another America's Cup press conference
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  • WATCH: Quantum of the Seas Enters Hamburg Dry Dock

    Mike Schuler
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas arrived Thursday in Hamburg, Germany sporting its new ‘north star’, a gondola-like attraction that will give passengers a bird’s eye view of the deck and sea below. Watch as tugs maneuver the Quantum of the Seas into dry dock at the Blohm & Voss shipyard for final inspections. The 167,800 ton Quantum of the Seas is the world’s third largest cruise ship and will be delivered to Royal Caribbean International next month. Full Coverage: Quantum of the Seas Bonus Video – Quantum of the Seas’ “Bionic…
  • Vessel Operating Costs to Rise Over Next Two Years, Moore Stephens Says

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Image (c) Shutterstock/Aleksey Stemmer Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by almost three percent in both 2014 and 2015, according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. The survey is based on responses from key players in the international shipping industry, predominantly shipowners and managers in Europe and Asia. Those responses revealed that vessel operating costs are expected to increase by 2.9 percent in both 2014 and 2015, with crew wages and repairs & maintenance the cost categories likely to increase most significantly. Crew…
  • Fredriksen Eyes Flex LNG Takeover

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Photo credit: Flex LNG Billionaire shipping tycoon John Fredriksen is looking to take control of Oslo-listed Flex LNG following the purchase of 12.7 million shares through his firm Geveran Trading Co. Ltd., bringing his stake in the firm to 43.3 percent, Geveran said on Friday. “Geveran will make a mandatory offer for the remaining shares in Flex LNG within four weeks,” Geveran said in a statement. Flex LNG has on order two 174,000 m3 liquefied natural gas carriers at Samsung Heavy Industries due for delivery in Q1 2017. The company has also successfully completed two FEED (Front…
  • Barge Adrift In Beaufort Sea Off Alaska’s North Slope

    Mike Schuler
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    U.S. and Canadian authorities are trying to figure out what to do about barge that broke free and is adrift in the remote waters of the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s North Slope. The U.S. Coast Guard says it was notified on Tuesday that a 134-foot barge had broken free from its tow in Canadian waters during severe weather on Monday, and the barge was drifting westward in the Beaufort Sea toward U.S. waters, based on computer drift models. The self-propelled, unmanned barge has 950 gallons of diesel fuel onboard. The barge’s owner, Northern Transportation Corporation Limited, notified…
  • U.S. Merchant Shipping Stocks Predicted to Soar

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Kirby’s Winna Wilson, an ATB built by Signal International By Jack Kaskey and Naomi Christie Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) — U.S. marine shipping stocks are poised to see their shares climb 59 percent in the next 12 months, outshining the 35 percent gain on the first day of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.’s initial public offering last month. The gain for shippers that ferry crude between U.S. ports and carry liquefied natural gas and dry goods such as coal around the world would be the most of any sub sector in the Russell 3000 Index, according to estimate data compiled by Bloomberg. The…
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  • I’d Rather Be Boating… Pacific Northwest edition

    Colleen Richardson
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Introducing our new blog series, “I’d Rather Be Boating,” where we dive into destinations best experienced on the water. For today’s destination, we explore the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful Washington state. Enjoy our quick guide from Seattle to the San Juan Islands on how you can get your feet wet, climb aboard a variety of boats and replicate a similar trip. Seattle It’s easy to understand why boating is a part of the Seattle culture. With Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands easily accessible, being on the water is commonplace. Here’s a few of our favorite on-water…
  • Winterizing Your Boat

    Nicki Belczak
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    The days are shorter. The leaves are going out in a blaze of color. And the breeze has a bit of a bite. There’s no denying winter is on its way. In other words, it’s time to pull in the docks, rafts and lifts and close the books on another boating season. There’s more to getting your boat ready for winter than hauling it out if you want to survive the season of shrink-wrap ready to hit the water full-throttle next spring. First, give your boat a thorough go-over after your last outing. Note what you’d like to repair, replace or upgrade. Consider it your off-season project list.
  • Behind the (Boating) Music: Southern Cross

    Kelly Kaylor
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A favorite of many boaters, the song Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash, seems best suited for cruising a postcard-worthy waterway. Just add the glow of sunset and you have what boating dreams (at least mine) are made of. But, what does it all mean? Written by Stephen Stills in 1982 with Richard and Michael Curtis. According to Stills, “The Curtis brothers brought a wonderful song called ‘Seven League Boots,’ but it drifted around too much. I rewrote a new set of words and added a different chorus, a story about a long boat trip I took after my divorce. It’s…
  • Fall Pumpkin Boat Races

    Nicki Belczak
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Photo courtesy of West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta Come fall, giant pumpkin weigh-offs are a tradition all across the country. What do you do with these gargantuan gourds after the big event? Do you bake a thousand pies? Carve a jack-o-lantern that’ll illuminate the entire neighborhood? Turns out pumpkins float. This discovery, credited to Wayne Hackney by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, led to the creation of a new autumn tradition, pumpkin boat regattas. Coast-to-coast “squash-bucklers” hollow out these behemoths and head to the harbor to race for glory —and the chance to be crowned…
  • On-Water Hot Spots for Fall Foliage

    Colleen Richardson
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You can smell it in the air – it’s officially autumn. As the leaves start to change color millions of Americans hit the road to experience fall’s beauty through a car window. Why not skip the traffic and try a new vantage point? Try taking your leaf peeping trip aboard a boat – It’s easier than you think. Check out our top 8 U.S. waterways for fall foliage, all offering cruising, rental and charter options. For more information on these destinations and ways to get on the water check out our article: Top Spots to View Autumn Colors from the Water. EAST Bar Harbor, Maine: As the…
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  • FYBA: “Let Foreign-Flagged Yachts Sell to U.S. Residents in U.S. Waters”

    Jeff Erdmann
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) is one of the world’s largest organizations representing those helping yacht owners buy and sell their boats. Among other things, FYBA lobbies on behalf of the yachting industry on hot-button issues. One of the latest is the longstanding U.S. law that, in essence, prevents foreign-flagged yachts to […] The post FYBA: “Let Foreign-Flagged Yachts Sell to U.S. Residents in U.S. Waters” appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Attitude (ex-Encore) Refitted, Available for Charter

    Megayacht News Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A seven-month refit has made Attitude, most recently known as Encore, ready for her current owners’ cruising preferences as well as the charter market. Attitude was built by Trinity Yachts in 1998 as Noble House. The 150-foot (45.7-meter) megayacht went through several name changes in the ensuing years. Her current owners acquired her earlier this […] The post Attitude (ex-Encore) Refitted, Available for Charter appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Mangusta 110 Hull #2 in Build

    Diane M. Byrne
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Come next spring, the owners of the second Mangusta 110 will have their new maxi yacht in their hands. Built by Overmarine Group, the Mangusta 110 was introduced in 2013. She’s an evolution of the Mangusta 94, the first model with a flying bridge. The Mangusta 110 also has a flying bridge, with plentiful relaxation […] The post Mangusta 110 Hull #2 in Build appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Megayacht News Onboard: Rossinavi’s Polaris

    Diane M. Byrne
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rossinavi is among a handful of megayacht builders offering set technical platforms yet customization of general arrangements, decor, and aesthetic structural elements. Few other builders, however, have all of their yachts meet the voluntary RINA Green Plus environmental notation. Polaris, the second in the Rossinavi Prince Shark series, shows what can be accomplished when an […] The post Megayacht News Onboard: Rossinavi’s Polaris appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • MCY 86 to Make Stateside Debut at FLIBS

    Diane M. Byrne
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Monte Carlo Yachts was established to focus on the 60-foot-plus (18.3-meter-plus) motoryacht market about four years ago. Its largest model, the MCY 86, has only been sold in Europe. Until now. The first MCY 86 owned by Americans will be showcased at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next week. The MCY 86 is built […] The post MCY 86 to Make Stateside Debut at FLIBS appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    The Call of the Ocean The siren call of the ocean has attracted men from times immemorial .Men have been drawn to the sea, in search of treasures, for commerce and some for pure unadulterated adventure. The longing for adventure, for excitement, for pitting yourself against the forces of nature facing & overcoming the challenges that the ocean throws at you, waging a battle with the turbulent waves pitting your wits and skills against the relentless adversary remains unquenched so does the desire to explore and experience the unknown. Clipper around the world yacht race is the answer to…
  • 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

    3 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    The 55th International Boat show, which is an exhibition of the wide range of boats and yachts from all over the world, is to be held in the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale, a city which is more famously known as “The Yacht City of the World”. The prestigious event will begin on 30th Oct, 2014 and will continue for 5 days. The event is scheduled to end on 3rd Nov, 2014. The event will continue on each of these days from 10 am to 7 p.m. The general admissions to the event will continue from 31st Oct, while the prime time Preview will actually happen on 30th Oct. BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE Oct 30…
  • Americas Premiere of Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Iconic Australian luxury boat-builder Riviera has confirmed its stylish new 6000 Sport Yacht will make her Americas Premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida from October 30 – November 3. Heralding an exciting new era in luxury on-water entertaining, this sleek flagship of Riviera’s sophisticated Sport Yacht series will form part of an impressive six-boat display of the latest innovative models from across Riviera’s award-winning collections that cater to a wide range of boating pursuits and individual styles. Riviera will also showcase its sporty and…
  • Norwalk Boat Show 2014

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Norwalk Boat Show 2014, which was held in Norwalk Cova Marina, Norwalk, Connecticut in USA, from 18th Sep to 21st Sep is the Norhteast’s most popular boat show which hosts a huge number of amazing boats. The Boat Show 2014 saw huge crowds in the worldwide event. The 39th event featured numerous boats and provided the platform for new businesses to introduce new products into the market and brought together professionals from the international boat sector. People could find everything they need for boating fun. Norwalk Boat show offered an incredible line-up of boating education,…
  • Spanish première for Belize 54 Daybridge

    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Growing affection for high-end luxury power boats boasting a noble and nostalgic design has inspired the new 54 Daybridge from award-winning boat-builder Belize Motoryachts. This distinctive and elegant blend of classical charm, state-of-the-art marine technology and high-performance hull reflects Belize’s relentless pursuit of perfection and its passion to source the best, no matter where in the world it exists. Designed in Australia by iconic Riviera, the Belize 54 Daybridge makes her Spanish premiere at the 2014 Barcelona International Boat Show from October 15-19. Riviera chairman and…
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  • Symphony in the Sand, Bayfest and Other “Islandy” Events

    Amy Imerman
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    As the weather cools down, the season heats up! Some of our favorite Anna Maria Island events take place in the months of October and November, so mark your calendar for the following happenings. Bayfest! Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island October 18 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and October 19 from 10 a.m. – […] The post Symphony in the Sand, Bayfest and Other “Islandy” Events appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Yamaha Outboard Motor Sales Event

    Lucile Miller
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Why Wait? Get your Yamaha Outboard Motor today. For a limited time purchase an eligible new Yamaha Four-Stroke Outboard and receive up to $550 credit toward the purchase of additional goods or services from us and/or extended warranty. Offer ends November 18th, 2014. Call today 941-383-1311 or better yet  - stop by to see how […] The post Yamaha Outboard Motor Sales Event appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • How to Find Your Fishing “Spot”

    Ray Markham
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Fishing offshore is all about the numbers –  GPS numbers, that is.  We use these latitude and longitude numbers to mark a spot when fishing for structure-oriented fish like grouper, snapper, and amberjacks. But how do we find these magic “spots?” And how can you make sure that the next time you come back to […] The post How to Find Your Fishing “Spot” appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • St. Armands Boat Show – October 25th & 26th

    Amy Imerman
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Cannons Marina will be invading St. Armands Circle on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, bringing out the best-of-the-best in boats for the 2014 St. Armands Boat Show! Grady-White and Southwind Boats, all with Yamaha motors, will be displayed in the middle of “The Circle,” making St. Armands Circle, the weekend’s perfect family-fun destination. […] The post St. Armands Boat Show – October 25th & 26th appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Snook: Do We Love Them to Death?

    Ray Markham
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    I admit it; one of my favorite “eating” fish is a snook. Certainly though, pompano has to be my top choice, and then possibly flounder, but snook? Well, a snook is just something different. Years ago, snook were called “soap fish” by anglers who rarely skinned fish before cooking them. Some just scaled them, gutted […] The post Snook: Do We Love Them to Death? appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
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  • Free How to Winterize a Boat Guide

    Diane Seltzer
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Compete boat winterizing guide by BoatUS helps boaters properly protect boats during the winter freeze (PDF download) If you boat in a area that goes below the freezing point during the winter (which includes most boating locations outside of Florida) then you need to take winterizing seriously. As fall gets underway, better get out the pink… it’s time to winterize! While water may be your life in the summer, water is your enemy to boat engines in the wintertime. Basically anywhere there may be water in your boat – your engines, your head, your galley – could be…
  • Video of Kid’s Boat Book Interview on Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show

    Diane Seltzer
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl is highlighted on boating industry radio show as a fun children’s book focused on boat safety The new children’s book for boat kids – The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl – is getting a lot of buzz in the boating industry… and I was thrilled to be invited for a radio interview about the book this month on Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show! “Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show” is a popular boating radio show produced by Bob May – a lifelong boater and radio host based in Missouri. The show…
  • Life Jacket Type Code Labels for the U.S.

    Diane Seltzer
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
      U.S. Coast Guard to eliminate requirement for life jacket code labels by manufacturers How to pick the right size and type for life jackets has often been a bit confusing for boaters. One of the biggest reasons is the “type code” labeling system that U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has required manufacturers to use. The USCG has announced that they are “doing away” with confusing life jacket type codes as of October 22, 2014. Although it will no longer be a USCG requirement as of October 22nd, manufacturers will continue to use Type I-V coding until newer labels are…
  • Top Choices in Wakeboard Tower Speakers

    Patrick Gerald
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Equipping your sport boat with wakeboard tower speakers vs. standard marine boat speakers for better wakeboarding music enjoyment If you’re an avid wakeboarder, you’ve likely already chosen a great board and invested in a tower. What more do you need? Well, if you have been relying on your boat speakers, it’s time to consider wakeboard tower speakers. Boat speakers just don’t cut it when it comes to listening to your favorite tunes while trailing behind the boat. They can barely exceed the engine noise even in top volume and don’t stand a chance of being heard at…
  • Sailing with a Pet on Board Your Boat

    Kate Flannery
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    photo courtesy of Ingrid Taylor Tips for keeping your dog or cat safe, happy and well cared for when cruising Ask any pet owner how their furry friend has changed their life, and you will get the same answer – high maintenance, but a best friend for life. Sailing, also a high maintenance hobby, can only become more difficult with a furry beast playing Skipper, but it is not impossible and it works miracles on the crew’s mood. There are a couple of things to mind before and during your sailing trip with the pet: Prepping Your Boat for Pets photo courtesy of A. Davey Before you even bring…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 24/10/2014

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Updates emerged from across the industry this week after new designs came to the fore, recent construction projects began seeing light and industry movements were announced; however, the industry is still focused on what lays ahead at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. We learned that the stunning Delta-built motor yacht Arianna will be returning to the show according to BYS, who will be making sure she stands with a fleet of other impressive superyachts. Azimut|Benetti Group will also be launching a brand-new 47 metre model as well as two new vessels for the American market.  We'll be…
  • Global Explorer Dione Sky Undergoes Price Reduction

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    “The perfect owner would have a zest for adventure and maybe tired of sitting around Antibes and Monaco,” Ann Casebourne says. “She needs someone who is looking for a turnkey yacht to go a bit farther than the norm in safety and comfort. Interest in expedition yachts is picking up, and she’s ready to go right now.” Her previous owners kept her in the kind of condition that you’d want if you were somewhere off the coast of Alaska or Antarctica. “She has never been chartered, and she’s had excellent owners with no expense spared,” says Ann…
  • CRN Profiles 2014's New Launches: Saramour and Yalla

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    The two latest jewels built by the Shipyard, the 61m Saramour and the 73m Yalla, have joined another two equally outstanding yachts, which were delivered over the last 14 months: the 60m J’Ade, featuring for the first time ever the innovative float-in garage, and the flagship, 80m Chopi Chopi. The latter has already won many international awards over the course of last year, like the “Most Achieved Trophy” at the World Yacht Trophies 2014, the “Best Interior Design Award” in the category of superyachts above 60 metres at the “Showboats Design Awards”;…
  • Gulf Craft To Develop New Yacht Facility in Dubai Maritime City

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Gulf Craft, one of the leading superyacht-building shipyards in the world, announced it will be opening a brand new facility in Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a world-class maritime cluster in the heart of Dubai. The company will invest $100 million over the next five years in developing the approximately 900,000 square foot freehold plot located within the marine district of DMC. The state-of-the-art facility will be used to build a shipyard for the manufacture of mega and super yachts. Commenting on the announcement, Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft said: “A presence in…
  • Pride Mega Yachts: Superyacht Tomorrow Unveiled

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Able to host up to 26 guests, with 30 crew, Tomorrow is a spacious six deck vessel with naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and exterior and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. Billed as a design for the future, Tomorrow is suited as a family yacht, an exploration base and for socialising and high end entertainment. The yacht’s interior styling is centred around a luxurious laid back beach style, personalised by the owner’s choice of artwork. Warm and open spaces are embellished with custom furniture, rich materials, intricate patterns and complementary…
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  • The BVI Food Fete this November!

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Are you a foodie? Yacht charters and gourmet dining generally go hand in hand, especially when you head out to the British Virgin Islands to sample the best of Caribbean cuisine. It all kicks off in the BVI in November, as the BVI Charter Yacht Show welcomes the best catamarans in the Caribbean in to Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, at the start of the month. The Boatbookings team will be sure to inspect and review the top yachts for your upcoming charters so that they can match your needs to the yacht and crew. November also marks the launch of the BVI Food Fete, following on from the success of…
  • The 2015 Caribbean Beach Club and Restaurant Guide

    Ben Sutton
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Do you want to live the highlife and experience some of the most sought after beach clubs in the world? In last week’s Caribbean Beach Club Guide, we looked at the top 10 beaches to explore when cruising the southern parts of the Bahamas. This week’s episode focuses on two of the most exclusive beach clubs and restaurants in the world, which have welcomed royalty, special dignitaries and celebrities alike. While filming ‘And God Created Women’ starring Brigitte Bardot in 1955, the director asked a fishermen if they could cook for the cast. This event sparked the birth…
  • Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Yacht Shopping in Cannes

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    When you’re a 14 times Grand Slam singles champion and Olympic gold medallist, it’s worth treating yourself at least once in a while. That’s what Rafael Nadal was doing last weekend in Cannes, visiting the Vieux Port in Cannes with a view to buying one of the super yachts in the French Riviera. Image source: Rafael Article / Accompanied by his long-term girlfriend Xisca Perello, the couple were spotted on board the stunning Palmer Johnson, BLUE ICE. The 150ft motor yacht is sleek and sporty, so perfect for one of the world’s top tennis players. Nadal is…
  • All Aboard the Brand New Jeanneau 64 for Bareboat Charters Next Summer!

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Which bareboat should you charter next? We know just the one! New to the charter market for summer 2015 comes the latest model from Jeanneau; the Jeanneau 64. The french shipyard of Jeanneau prides itself on producing boats made for ‘sailors’ whilst encompassing the latest luxurious comforts. The Jeanneau 64 is no exception to the rule; the  collaboration between Philippe Briand and Andrew Winch makes use of an innovative hull shape to provide maximum inside space whilst ensuring the sailing performance is not compromised. The result is a beautiful yacht featuring elegant lines…
  • Super Yacht of the Week: MARY JEAN II

    Charles Meade
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    With a brief of maximising comfort and outdoor living, all whilst creating a truly magnificent and instantly recognisable structure, MARY JEAN II is a truly unique luxury motor yacht offering enough amenities to make her a destination within herself. From the esteemed International Shipyard Ancona group MARY JEAN II oozes their pioneering curvaceous exterior, maintaining a sporty pedigree even at a colossal 61.7 metres. As well as curves in all the right places, MARY JEAN II guarantees instant recognition with her stunning royal blue hull contrasted with sheeny white super-structure. With 16…
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  • A New Option for Cruising in an Unusual Caribbean Destination

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    If you enjoy luxury travel, then you’ve heard of the ABC Islands at the far edge of the Caribbean Sea near South America. From the Ritz-Carlton on Aruba to Harbour Village on Bonaire to the Baoase Luxury Resort on Curacao, there is no shortage of top-notch, land-based ways to enjoy the sun, surf and year-round gorgeous temperatures. Until recently, though, precious few charter yachts called the ABC Islands home. Most charter yachts instead cruise in the northern part of the Caribbean, near the islands of Sint Maarten and St. Barths. Some make their way down into St. Vincent and the…
  • 4 Great Thanksgiving Charters in the Bahamas, Caribbean and Galapagos

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ah, Thanksgiving. It is the quintessential American holiday. Turkey with sweet stuffing and thick gravy, mashed potatoes dripping in butter, homemade apple pie oozing cinnamon spice and family sitting around the table together. Is there anything that could possibly make the day any better? How about letting the crew aboard your charter yacht handle all the cleaning? And having a personal chef to cook the 20-pound bird? Oh, and being able to step away from dinner and onto the swim platform to work off some of the calories in a pristine bay? Those things are what turn a holiday into a vacation,…
  • Exclusive Offer for Skip Barber Racers

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Save 5% on Yacht Vacations in the Caribbean & Mediterranean Skip Barber racers and participants are eligible for this special offer from Yachtstore for luxury yacht vacations in The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands and throughout the Mediterranean including Greece, Turkey, Italy, and France. Save hundreds of dollars on a luxury yacht charter vacation! With your purchase of a Skip Barber Racing Experience before December 31st, 2014 you are eligible for a savings of 5% on the base charter fee of a luxury yacht charter booked through Yachtstore before December 31st, 2015.     The…
  • One Yacht Staying for the Winter is Offering a Good Deal

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The French Riviera is known as a summer yacht charter destination. There’s no arguing that. From May through September, the marinas from Cannes to Antibes are chock-a-block with some of the largest and most impressive superyachts afloat. Then come the cooler breezes of autumn along with the winter landscape of January and February, when most captains and crew high-tail it out of town to offer yacht charter in warmer climes. This seasonal pattern may lead you to believe that the French Riviera is empty during the off-season—and you’d be absolutely wrong. A handful of yachts stay…
  • Coming this Fall: The Biggest Sunseeker Motoryacht Ever in Charter

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Autumn is known as boat show season in the world of yachting, with builders introducing new models everywhere from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Cannes, France. Usually, the new models take a year or so to work their way onto the charter market, but this year is going to be different. One of the most highly anticipated new launches is the 155-foot motoryacht from Sunseeker—the British shipyard’s biggest build to date, and one that is expected to become available for charter immediately. Hull number one has been christened Blush, and from what we’ve seen in the early renderings, she’s…
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  • Yacht Prepping – Boatsteading – Part 2

    Mike Dickens
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Yacht Prepping – Boatsteading – Part 2 Yacht prepping for a disaster; I understand, that sounds kind of depressing. And I am not a run for your life person at all. But from time to time catastrophe is the only word that fits. These are NOT shocking type situations, but stuff that can take place to any of us. Virtually everyone has had one or more of these scenarios occur in their lives and in each of them, some straightforward preparedness equipment would have made their lives a great deal easier. We cannot influence whether or not catastrophes or disasters occur, but we can…
  • Marine Batteries – Which to Choose?

    Mike Dickens
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Marine Batteries – Which to Choose? I went to do a pre-cruise inspection some time back for our weekend getaway. Generator started right away, port engine purred like a kitten, the starboard… uh oh, dead marine battery. I knew it was time for new marine batteries.  It has been longer than I care to mention.  I like to milk all the good from everything so I could not complain. It was time for new marine batteries. Now the Patricia Ann has two 8-D staring marine batteries delivering over 1300 cold cranking amps, one battery for each engine. She also has two 8-Ds for house marine…
  • Boat Prepping – Boatsteading – Part 1

    Mike Dickens
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Boat Prepping – Boatsteading – Part 1 In the next three posts, I will be discussing an option you should consider to be prepared for this probable Ebola pandemic; using a boat to get your family away from trouble. Wikipedia defines prepping as a movement of people or groups who are aggressively preparing for emergencies, as well as potential disruptions in public or political order, on scales from regional to international. Preppers often obtain medical education, store foodstuffs and water, get prepared to become self-sufficient, and build survival retreats that will help them…
  • Boat of the Week – 2003 36 Carver Mariner

    Mary Dickens
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 2003 36 Carver Mariner Good morning everyone, This week’s boat of the week is this beautiful 2003 36 Carver Mariner. The salon boasts a unique raised lounge/dinette/with Ultra leather seating. The large galley has abundant storage. The master stateroom is large with an adjoining bath with an extra large shower. Both settees in the salon convert to bunks. Rich, cherry wood cabinetry with high-gloss finish adds beauty and warmth to the space. This is the only diesel 36 Carver Mariner on the market at the present time.  The seller is extremely motivated and wants…
  • First Mate -Critical Role

    Mike Dickens
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    First Mate -Critical Role My mate is the First Mate of our trawler. I teasingly call her the Admiral because any selection by me, the Captain, can be overruled by her. But we are a good team and usually in agreement. A cruising trawler is a small metropolis afloat. There are two power systems, both alternating and direct currents and also both wind and solar system aboard. There is a waste treatment system, luxury accommodations to rest the crew, food preparation systems (propane), food cooling systems (freezers and refrigerator), water systems for cleansing and meal preparing, navigational…
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