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  • Yacht rescued after rigging damaged in force six winds

    YBW News
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:08 am
    Volunteers from Kilmore Quay RNLI went to the aid of the vessel on Wednesday morning
  • Boat of the week – the ever popular Devon Yawl, dating back over 200 years

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    21 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    The Devon Yawl is based on small, half-decked fishing boats working out of Salcombe harbour, says David HenshallThe origins of the Devon Yawl yacht design date back over 200 years to the small, half-decked fishing boats which worked out of the Salcombe estuary. The Devon Yawl has a very flexible rig, which provided power to sail out over the tides It is something of a paradox that one of the most modern boats in our Local Boats series was simultaneously one of the oldest. The origins of the Devon Yawl yacht design date back over 200 years to the small, half-decked fishing boats which worked…
  • Indonesia Takes Tough Stance in Fighting Illegal Fishing

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In recent weeks, the Indonesian Navy has seized and sunk dozens of foreign fishing boats from neighboring countries like Vietnam and Malaysia.
  • Saudi Arabia Confident in Oil Rebounding on Global Growth

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    Bloomberg
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Khurais Megaproject, image via Saudi Aramco By Wael Mahdi, Anthony DiPaola and Mahmoud Habboush (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, is confident that crude prices will rebound with global economic growth boosting demand. Prices will recover from a slump due to a glut created by a lack of cooperation from producers outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Ali Al- Naimi said at a conference in Abu Dhabi. Al-Naimi ended his speech showing the confidence as he jumped off the stage and smiled. Brent oil tumbled into a…
  • Best Holiday Lighted Boat Parades

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    Michael Perulli
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    It’s a magical time of year, isn’t it? People are (generally, save the scrooges) in a great mood and places are illuminated with the spirit of the holidays. Combine that with boating and what do you get? Lighted boat parades! One of the biggest parades in the country, the Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale, took place last weekend. They dub the parade “the greatest show on H2O.” If you aren’t familiar with what a holiday boat parade is, here is a video from the festivities last weekend: Another popular parade is the Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Boat Parade in San Francisco,…
 
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  • Boat of the week – the ever popular Devon Yawl, dating back over 200 years

    Yachting World
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    The Devon Yawl is based on small, half-decked fishing boats working out of Salcombe harbour, says David HenshallThe origins of the Devon Yawl yacht design date back over 200 years to the small, half-decked fishing boats which worked out of the Salcombe estuary. The Devon Yawl has a very flexible rig, which provided power to sail out over the tides It is something of a paradox that one of the most modern boats in our Local Boats series was simultaneously one of the oldest. The origins of the Devon Yawl yacht design date back over 200 years to the small, half-decked fishing boats which worked…
  • 18 top Christmas gift ideas for sailors sourced from a selection of our favourite new products

    Toby Hodges
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Stuck for Christmas gift ideas for the sailor who has it all? Yachting World are here to help with 18 items of new gear ideas and interesting bits of kit to choose from for most budgets and tastes.Christmas gift ideas: Exposure XS-WR torch18 top new products: Christmas gift ideas for sailors from Yachting World   Christmas gift ideas: Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1 rescueMe MOB1 The more portable personal rescue devices are, the more likely they will be worn or carried. Ocean Signal’s new MOB1 is 30% smaller than competitor AIS MOB devices. It can alert any AIS-equipped vessels in the…
  • Independent report on Team Vestas wreck is set up by Volvo Ocean Race

    Elaine Bunting
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:29 am
    An independent report into the Team Vestas wreck will report back and make recommendations in JanuaryTeam Vestas WindAn independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean has been set up by the Volvo Ocean Race to report on the reasons for the crash. The Team Vestas wreck occurred on 29 November on Leg 2 of race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi after running aground on the Cargados Carajos Shoals (St. Brandon), 240 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius. The crew escaped safely after suffering minor injuries. The report also aims to make…
  • Photo gallery: our pick of cruising images to take away the winter blues

    Elaine Bunting
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    Our pick of some top cruising photosAt anchor in the PacificIf you’re experiencing sailing withdrawal symptoms, or cold weather blues, here is a gallery of crusing photos to rub on that might help take that ache away. Wish you were there? Us too…. The post Photo gallery: our pick of cruising images to take away the winter blues appeared first on Yachting World.
  • New Cowes marina a step closer as developers for the project are announced

    Elaine Bunting
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    A new 400-berth marina in East Cowes is plannedNew Cowes marina and breakwaterA planned new marina in Cowes is one step closer with the construction of the new breakwater off the entrance to the harbour and the announcement of the developers. The Cowes Outer Harbour Project, a long-standing strategic partnership between Cowes Harbour Commissioners and the Homes and Communities Agency was always envisaged as acting as a catalyst for new investment, including the 400-brth Victoria Marina development in East Cowes and it is hoped it will create several hundred new jobs as well as improved…
 
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  • Saudi Arabia Confident in Oil Rebounding on Global Growth

    Bloomberg
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Khurais Megaproject, image via Saudi Aramco By Wael Mahdi, Anthony DiPaola and Mahmoud Habboush (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, is confident that crude prices will rebound with global economic growth boosting demand. Prices will recover from a slump due to a glut created by a lack of cooperation from producers outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Ali Al- Naimi said at a conference in Abu Dhabi. Al-Naimi ended his speech showing the confidence as he jumped off the stage and smiled. Brent oil tumbled into a…
  • Containership Captain, First Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Egypt

    Reuters
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    File photo (c) Shutterstock/donvictorio CAIRO, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship with manslaughter in connection with a collision in the Red Sea this month that killed 25 Egyptian fishermen, state news agency MENA said on Saturday. The fishing boat capsized after colliding with the Panamanian-flagged ship al-Safat after the container vessel had passed through the Suez Canal on its way to Saudi Arabia. The defendants have been detained since the incident and the prosecutor has ordered the seizure of the…
  • Capesize Vessels Seen Taken Out of Service Amid Deeper Earnings Slump

    Bloomberg
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    Image (c) Shutterstock/tcly By Naomi Christie (Bloomberg) — A deeper slump in earnings for ships that carry most of the world’s coal and ore cargoes would force owners to take vessels out of service, according to shipbroker RS Platou Markets AS. Average daily earnings for Capesize ships fell to $3,735 today, the lowest in more than two years, according to data from the Baltic Exchange in London. Rates will probably remain low next year, according to Herman Hildan, shipping analyst at Platou. “At the moment, they’re barely covering their operating costs,” Hildan said by phone…
  • Fincantieri to Build Two More Carnival Cruise Ships

    Rob Almeida
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    File photo (c) Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A Carnival Corporation will be adding two more ships to its vast fleet of cruise vessels operating worldwide. The company signed an order today with Fincantieri shipyards for a 133,500 gross ton/3,954-passenger vessel and a 99,500 gross ton/2,650 passenger vessel which will be sister ships of two other vessels currently under construction, the Carnival Vista and the Pinnacle-class Koningsdam, respectively.  The vessels will operate under the Carnival Cruise Line and the Holland America Line brands. The delivery date for the…
  • MSC Containership to Edge Out CSCL Globe as World’s Biggest Boxship

    Mike Schuler
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    MSC Oscar launch at DSME. Image courtesy MSC The battle over the title of world’s biggest boxship continues with Mediterranean Shipping Company announcing the upcoming delivery of the MSC Oscar, a 19,224 TEU capacity containership. MSC Oscar has been under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea and plans call for the ship to be put into service next month. With a nominal carrying capacity of 19,224 TEU, the containership will narrowly beat out China Shipping Container Lines’ CSCL Globe, which can carry 19,000 TEU and is currently…
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  • Best Holiday Lighted Boat Parades

    Michael Perulli
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    It’s a magical time of year, isn’t it? People are (generally, save the scrooges) in a great mood and places are illuminated with the spirit of the holidays. Combine that with boating and what do you get? Lighted boat parades! One of the biggest parades in the country, the Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale, took place last weekend. They dub the parade “the greatest show on H2O.” If you aren’t familiar with what a holiday boat parade is, here is a video from the festivities last weekend: Another popular parade is the Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Boat Parade in San Francisco,…
  • Great Holiday Gifts for Boaters

    Nicki Belczak
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ready to wrap up your holiday shopping? If you’re still in search of the perfect gift for the boater on your list, we have a few ideas that are both nautical and nice! Sailcloth Christmas Stockings Made from real sailcloth, these stockings are sure to delight sailors both young and old. SailorBags EcoStone—Bluetooth Speaker + Speakerphone + Waterproof Not every boater can carry a tune, but just about every boater likes to carry their tunes on board. The EcoStone is the perfect musical companion— not only does it offers great sound, it floats, features a built-in LED flashlight and can…
  • Country Music Star Jake Owen Shares His Four Favorite Summer Memories

    Colleen Richardson
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    While summer may feel like a distant memory, there’s no better way to warm up this winter than reminiscing about your favorite summer memories—especially those made out on the water. This summer, we joined chart-topping country music artist Jake Owen on his ‘Days of Gold’ tour and wanted to know: In addition to touring the country and performing for thousands of fans, what were his favorite summer memories? Here’s what Jake had to say… Listening to music on the water. “Testing out each new record on the water before it hits the fans is always a highlight for me.” Agree?
  • The Mayflower—The ship that launched a nation

    Nicki Belczak
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Of all our national holidays, Thanksgiving has the closest ties to boating. After all, without the Mayflower, the Pilgrims would never have made it to Plymouth Rock. And we’d have no reason to stuff ourselves silly the fourth Thursday in November. How much do you know about the vessel that helped launch our nation? Ship’s itinerary The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England on September 6, 1620. It landed in Cape Cod on November 9, 1620 and sailed up the coast to Plymouth a few weeks later. The 2,750 mile voyage lasted 66 days, which works out to an average of just 2 mph. After…
  • Five Unique U.S. Boathouses

    Colleen Richardson
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    About 50 percent of the country is feeling the arctic chill this week, so why not take a look at some of the coolest spots for boats to keep warm this offseason. Whether you call it a boathouse, a boat garage, or that place where you park your boat, these impressive structures not only deliver the ultimate in waterfront access, but also a home for that beloved vessel year-round. Think warm thoughts and prepare to be wowed by some of the coolest boathouses around the U.S. Round Lake: Charlevoix, Michigan Round Lake, Pat O’Brien & Associates An impressive 9,000 square-foot boathouse,…
 
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  • “Baglietto: 160 Years of Italian Boatbuilding” Book

    Megayacht News Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Being in business for a decade is cause for celebration. Being in business 160 years after your doors first open is extraordinary. Baglietto is marking this milestone with a book, titled Baglietto: 160 Years of Italian Boatbuilding. Baglietto: 160 Years of Italian Boatbuilding includes abundant images and takes the reader from the early days of […] The post “Baglietto: 160 Years of Italian Boatbuilding” Book appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Megayacht News Onboard: Cheers 46, Benetti Veloce 140

    Diane M. Byrne
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Cheers 46, the first Benetti Veloce 140, marks the Italian yard’s entry into fast displacement territory, or what Benetti terms Displacement to Planing (D2P). In brief, the hull boasts the comfort and efficiency of a full-displacement design with the higher speeds of semi-displacement ones. Equally important, D2P fulfills clients’ requests for fuel efficiency at speeds […] The post Megayacht News Onboard: Cheers 46, Benetti Veloce 140 appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Cantiere delle Marche Confirms 2 More Contracts

    Megayacht News Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Deals for a Nauta Air 108 and Darwin Class 102 (pictured) have closed out a strong year for Cantiere delle Marche’s team. The contracts are among five signed this year, helping to keep the craftspeople busy through 2017. The Nauta Air 108 will be akin to other megayachts in the Nauta Air series, in that […] The post Cantiere delle Marche Confirms 2 More Contracts appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Shipyard Spotlight: Amels

    Diane M. Byrne
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With three new-builds and three refits delivered in the first half of this year and at least one of each of its Limited Editions yachts in various stages of construction, Amels has enjoyed quite the past 12 months. With some of these Limited Editions builds well into the 272-foot (83-meter) range, the Dutch yard’s mix […] The post Shipyard Spotlight: Amels appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Holland Jachtbouw Expansion and Construction Update

    Diane M. Byrne
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    While it’s one of the youngest megayacht yards in The Netherlands, Holland Jachtbouw stands shoulder to shoulder with other notable names from its home country. Established in the early 1990s to build traditional flat-bottom Dutch boats, Holland Jachtbouw has gone on to build prominent power and sailing pleasure yachts alike. About 125 people on average […] The post Holland Jachtbouw Expansion and Construction Update appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • Grady-White Winter Boat Sale Event Now At Cannons Marina.

    Lucile Miller
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
    The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat and now is the best time ever to purchase the Grady-White Boat of your dreams. This deal is just too sweet of a sale to miss out on. So if you have been hedging, you might want to rethink things and come to […] The post Grady-White Winter Boat Sale Event Now At Cannons Marina. appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Island Ocean Star Sushi Now Open on Anna Maria Island

    Amy Imerman
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    One of our favorite sushi places has opened a new waterfront restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Island Ocean Star, featuring gorgeous views and plenty of dock space, so you can easily boat-up, hop off and enjoy a delicious dinner. Ocean Star has been the sushi hot spot in Holmes Beach and on the mainland in […] The post Island Ocean Star Sushi Now Open on Anna Maria Island appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Your Guide for Fishing Over the Holidays

    Ray Markham
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    What do fishing guides do on their days off? I can’t speak for everyone but most of the time, I go fishing, for my own enjoyment, and sometimes take a friend along. But last weekend for Thanksgiving, I kicked back, relaxed, watched fishing shows and some football on TV. Next question – What do fish do on […] The post Your Guide for Fishing Over the Holidays appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • The Key to Catching Flounder in Cooler Weather

    Ray Markham
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:47 am
    The fall season brings cooler and shorter days. The reality of the change for me is when Daylight Savings Time ends. “Spring forward, fall back” is what I hear, but for me it just means that I come in from fishing an hour earlier because of the earlier sunset time. It also means that it’s […] The post The Key to Catching Flounder in Cooler Weather appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • 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.
 
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  • Time for a Sound System Upgrade on Your Boat

    Kate Flannery
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Upgrade your old marine stereo system for better music enjoyment on your boat – photo credit Upgrading your old marine stereo system makes it easier for boaters to play and enjoy music from their smartphones, Bluetooth and other digital devices In the midst of yearly and seasonal boat repairs and upgrades, stereo systems usually get honorable mentions, but they rarely get some real work done on them – the funds are easily depleted, on-board entertainment systems don’t make the cut. And so, most boat owners still rock their vintage tape decks which run on battery and blind faith.
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guides for Boaters

    Diane Seltzer
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Round-up of boating themed gift ideas for 2014 holiday shopping season Many boating publications have put together some great holiday gift guides to help people find that perfect gift for the boater on your holiday shopping list. If you need some help finding that perfect gift for the boater on your list, check out these Holiday Gift Guides just for boaters! West Marine Holiday Gift Shop West Marine has pulled together one of the most comprehensive collections of gifts for boaters available online. The West Marine Holiday Gift Shop includes all kinds of boating accessories, gear and gift…
  • 2014 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Boat Gifts

    Diane Seltzer
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Limited-Time Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals If you have a boater on your holiday gift list, take advantage of these great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on boat gear, boating accessories and other nautical gift ideas! In addition to getting a gift that boaters are sure to love, most of these deals are the lowest prices of the year – so its a great time to get new boating gear! Check out these deals for boaters available now! Shop the WestMarine.com Black Friday Specials Thursday November 27 – Sunday November 30, 2014 for some of the lowest prices of the year! NOTE: Deals…
  • 4 Boat Winterizing Mistakes that Could Sink Your Ship (With Tips to Avoid Them)

    Diane Seltzer
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Aovid boat winterizing mistakes to that could cost you your boat. Photo courtesy of BoatUS Common boat winterizing myths or mistakes that can cost you big in repairs, or even destroy your boat If you live in a boating climate where the temperature drops below freezing in the winter, then winterizing is one of the most important things you should do with your boat maintenance each year. Despite whatever wive’s tales or myths you have heard about saving you time or money in your winterizing routine, there are no short-cuts if you want to do it right and avoid damaging your boat. Boat…
  • 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…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 19/12/2014

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    We spoke to SuperYachtsMonaco this week in order to hear their expert opinion of the year’s brokerage and charter activities from their perspective. Jim Evans and Chris Craven both offered up a strong insight into their movements and the effects that have played a hand on the markets this year, a story we recommend reading – if only for their favourite feedback moments from the year. The Visun Group has continued to offer us an insight into the burgeoning Asian market, and it’s given us something very different to look forward to next year as we prepare to return to Sanya…
  • The Visun Group On Meeting Demand With Infrastructure

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    What levels of demand for berths existed when the marina went into production? “As the first yacht club in Hainan, Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club devotes itself to developing clubs in the yacht industry. There were 72 berths in the first stage in 2008, when there were even not many yachts in Hainan. Now, ever since the International Tourism Island Policy was established, the yacht industry in Hainan has developed by leaps and bounds. Now, there are around 180 perennial yachts at Visun’s marina and the number of berth at Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club has increased to 275 while Stage 3…
  • Steelhead Marine Launch “Optimised” Passerelle for Superyachts

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Featuring custom-designed collapsible space-saving handrail systems built entirely in-house at their Vancouver, BC facility, Steelhead’s passerelles are available in Single, Double, and Triple stage configurations. “Passerelles are not elaborate equipment, they are simple means of boarding and disembarking a vessel. However, in the superyacht world everything must appear stylish and aesthetically pleasing, while still performing a critical function in a reliable manner,” says Dave Marsden, General Manager at Steelhead Marine. With this in mind, we took our existing product…
  • Princess Yachts Offer A Closer Look Into The M Class

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Sweeping window lines and shaped bulwarks enhance the level of light and space across the main deck with the full beam master stateroom benefiting from uninterrupted vistas of the most breath-taking surroundings. The Princess Design Studio has created a sophisticated and contemporary interior concept across the main deck master with a unique reverse cabin layout – a rarity on a 30 metre yacht and the first for the M Class range. An integrated breakfast area is neatly positioned beneath the window with hand-crafted leather panelled cabinetry opposite. The stateroom is bathed in natural…
  • Eve Ng On The 2014 Hainan Rendez-Vous & Future Growth

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    Held in the city of Sanya in the Chinese province of Hainan, the event was hosted for the fifth year in a row last March and is believed to be an important step forward in the history of the show. We sat down with Eve Ng, Managing Director of the Hainan Visun Rendez-Vous, at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show to find out her thoughts on the most recent instalment and how she feels the event is evolving. “For Hainan Rendez-Vous 2014 we are satisfied … with good quantity and quality of visitors, but we are still a young show so we still have room for further improvement.
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  • Super Yacht of the Week: GLORIA TERESA

    Charles Meade
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    With the Holiday season well and truly upon us and Christmas fast approaching the Boatbookings team are looking back on what has been a truly fantastic year of yachting, both in charter and the mind-blowing developments and new levels of incredible set by some awe-inspiring creations. For the next two weeks, we’ll be highlighting a couple of our favourite luxury super yachts that have held a special place in our hearts following an unforgettable experience onboard. This week’s super yacht of the week is the newly re-fitted, light and bright IZAR creation: GLORIA TERESA. The…
  • Get to Know the Montenegrin Hot Spot, Budva!

    Lambros Tsolakis
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Adriatic Sea is undoubtedly one of the top destinations in the Mediterranean. In the heart of the Adriatic, is one of the most stellar areas as well as one of the oldest – Budva and its surrounding coastal area, the Budva Riviera. Budva was first inhabited more than 2,500 years ago. The walled city is a picturesque, medieval town that over the past years has become the unrivalled gem of Montenegrin tourism. The Budva Riviera is well known for its sandy beaches and diverse nightlife. Given its vast array of glamorous attractions, it is no wonder why this Adriatic hot…
  • The 2014 Antigua Charter Yacht Show Review

    Ben Sutton
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Boatbookings Team have just returned from another successful Antigua Charter Yacht Show, where they viewed over 50 of the very best crewed yachts for your next vacation. Whether you are looking to explore the tranquil turquoise waters of the Caribbean, majestic landscapes of the Mediterranean or remote islands in the South Pacific, we know the very best yachts to take you there. The Boatbookings Best In Show: NAIA When you have an owner’s suite with 360 degree panoramic views and its very own fore deck for your private breakfast, you know that you have a good day in store! Throw in…
  • There’s Nothing Like Whale Watching in Washington State!

    Alice Mannering
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Here at Boatbookings we are constantly looking for new and exciting destinations to test our sailing skills. Looking ahead to next summer, we think it’s time to shake it up a bit and head to the extraordinary destination of the  Anacortes, Washington, USA, for some incredible whale watching! Just 78 miles north of Seattle, you will come to Anacortes, a town rich in history on the island of Figalgo. The starting point for your charter, you are just a short sail away to the Pacific Northwest‘s secluded coves and quaint bustling seaside towns. The San Juan Islands, consisting of…
  • Super Yacht of the Week: SIREN

    Charles Meade
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    At Boatbookings we’re huge fans of Nobiskrug yachts, as you’ll see from our previous post on the beautiful MOGAMBO we love their sporty lines, the stand-out grey hulls and the huge amount of light that floods their interiors. A winner for us this week is SIREN, a favourite of Brokers Allison and Ben at this year’s Antigua Yacht Show. Ben said that SIREN was “streets ahead of the competition,” and we can really see why. The clean lines outside mask the truly colossal scale of this 73.55 metre luxury super yacht, deceiving you into thinking that outside space could…
 
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  • Taking a Trip to the Bahamas – Part II

    Mike Dickens
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    Taking a Trip to the Bahamas – Part II Part II – What You Will Need Good anchoring tackle is significant even if you do not plan to anchor out. If you have a mechanical failure, you may have to drop the hook for hours while you repair the trouble or wait for help. The sea bottom will almost certainly be hard or soft sand. There are also many other areas of thick grass and solid rock or coral bottom that are inadequate at holding. No one anchor will serve well in all types of bottoms but I suggest a CQR as a good all round anchor. An all-chain rode is best for the reason that chain…
  • Trawler Selection Tips – Service After the Sale

    Mike Dickens
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Trawler Selection Tips – Service After the Sale Yesterday I spent the better part of the morning with new customers, Pat and Monica. They bought a nice 36′ Sabreline used trawler from Paradise Yachts some time back. These customers are going to use their used trawler for cruising rather than living aboard. As always, I offered trawler selection tips to assist them in learning their new boat as part of the transaction. If you have worked with other Brokers, you probably know by now that most of them sell you a boat, toss you the keys and are gone. They rarely offer you any help…
  • Boat of the Week – 44 Endeavour

    Mary Dickens
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 44 Endeavour Good morning everyone, Our boat of the week is this beautiful 44 Endeavour trawler catamaran. This two owner 44 Endeavour is in excellent condition both inside and out. If you have never been aboard a 44 Endeavour, you will be amazed at all the living space and storage space. All maintenance records are available.  We have an oil sample report from January 2014 that we will share with serious buyers. To view all her specs, photos and a You Tube video, visit her at 2004 44 Endeavour Trawler Catamaran. We also have other used boats for sale that might be…
  • Yacht Price Drop

    Mike Dickens
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:36 am
    Yacht Price Drop on this 2000 37 Great Harbour 2001 37′ Great Harbour We have just been told by this owner ; get her SOLD This boat has meticulously maintained with an open checkbook; don’t miss this opportunity! All service/maintenance records available. Huge parts inventory. Powered by twin turbo diesels. She is ready to go to the Bahamas or do the Great Loop. This boat has abundant storage throughout!   Nice boat, in good condition. I rate this boat better than – Average. $54,000.00 yacht price drop…….New Price – $225,000 See her full specifications at this link
  • Living Aboard Tips – Galley Knife Rack

    Mike Dickens
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Living Aboard Tips – Galley Knife Rack Good morning all, Many years ago Mary and I were struggling with where to store our galley knives. Since we are living aboard our trawler, we have a nice collection of Chicago Cutlery that we use for our on board cooking. And these knives are kept very sharp. Its best not to keep them in a drawer where you could cut yourself while retrieving one.  And placing them in a drawer will dull them as they will hit each other. We use a magnetic galley knife rack. When I was first setting up our galley, I promptly realized that drawer room was at such a…
 
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