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  • Gallery: Spectacular highlights from the RORC Caribbean 600

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    Harriett Robinson
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    Can you spot your boat? Take a look at the latest pictures from the RORC Caribbean 600 2015, taken by photograpers Tim Wright and Ted Martin. RORC Caribbean 600 2015These fantastic images from the RORC Caribbean 600 have landed on the Yachting World picture desk, straight from photographers Tim Wright, Ted Martin and Richard Langdon. If you’ve missed all the updates on this year’s record-breaker, read Elaine’s blog on the incredible Phaedo3 here. Or watch Brian Thompson give us a whistle-stop tour of this green machine below. Read Pip Hare’s blog on joining the crew of…
  • Reasons to Go Yachting

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    Mike Dickens
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    Reasons to Go Yachting 1994 50′ Jefferson Whether it is around an arranged occasion or you are just searching for a fascinating approach to make tracks in an opposite direction from the day by day toil of life, boating or yachting are water sports alternatives you can consider. Fortunately, this is not something that is so difficult it would be impossible orchestrate following there are a lot of organizations giving yacht and vessel contracts to guarantee you have the best occasion experience of your life. You must be asking why sailing and yachting are so well known. It is a result of…
  • The Blink of an Eye – Building Boats with Kids (video)

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    Peter A. Mello
    3 Jan 2013 | 5:56 pm
    Jamestown Distributors and Off Center Harbor.com produced this great video about building boats with kids. It’s definitely worth watching and is guaranteed to generate a smile or two. Enjoy.Filed under: Education, Experiential education, life, maritime Tagged: boat building, Jamestown Distributors
  • Far east 28R: a fast, fun one-design in a lightweight, affordable package

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    Belinda Bird
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:17 am
    Toby Hodges looks at this new Chinese-built 28-footerFar east 28ROne-designs can provide fun, fair racing, as epitomised by the Volvo Ocean Race fleet currently sliding round the planet. But modern one-designs tend to come with off-putting prices, particularly if the sail inventories are not capped. This new Far east 28R has been conceived as a fast, fun one-design in a lightweight, affordable package. A displacement of just 1,200kg and a lifting keel allows her to be towed to events. A straightforward, easy to rig one-design Fareast is launching this 28R with a bang: the first 16 boats…
  • Charity liferaft challenge to inform future survival situations

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    Isobel Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    Wayne Ingram will be spending seven days and nights in a liferaft in Portland Marina with only a day’s worth of food and waterA former soldier will be spending seven gruelling days and nights inside a liferaft in Portland Marina to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. If the lack of space, loneliness and boredom wasn’t enough, Wayne Ingram will also only have a days worth of food and water with him when he enters the liferaft. Taking place between 18th and 25th of May, professors from Plymouth University will also be monitoring Wayne throughout the challenge in order to gather…
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  • Charity liferaft challenge to inform future survival situations

    Isobel Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    Wayne Ingram will be spending seven days and nights in a liferaft in Portland Marina with only a day’s worth of food and waterA former soldier will be spending seven gruelling days and nights inside a liferaft in Portland Marina to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. If the lack of space, loneliness and boredom wasn’t enough, Wayne Ingram will also only have a days worth of food and water with him when he enters the liferaft. Taking place between 18th and 25th of May, professors from Plymouth University will also be monitoring Wayne throughout the challenge in order to gather…
  • Kent boaters fined for evading registration fees

    Isobel Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    Two Kent boaters were fined earlier in the month for illegally using their vessels on the River Medway Two Kent boaters were ordered to pay a combined amount of over £1150 earlier this month after illegally using their vessels on the River Medway without valid registrations. Lyndsay Beadle, of Barnsole Road, Gillingham, pleaded guilty and was fined £135 with costs of £115, a compensation order of £340 and victim surcharge of £20 at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on 5 February after failing to apply for a boat registration. Related articles Authorities crackdown on unregistered boats on…
  • Authorities crackdown on unregistered boats on Thames

    Isobel Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:02 am
    A recent multi-agency operation has served nearly 100 enforcement notices on those on the Thames trying to evade the annual feeBoaters on the River Thames are being urged to renew their registrations or face prosecution. The reminder comes after an early crackdown in recent weeks on evasion of 2015 annual registration fees along the non-tidal River Thames. Related articles Thames boaters left high and dry after receiving mooring notice Thames forum The Environment Agency alongside the Metropolitan and Surrey Police and Kingston & London Borough of Richmond upon Thames enforcement officers…
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  • Helmsman receives suspended sentence after fatal dredger collision

    Isobel Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Mr Gerardus Chapel received a nine-month sentence, reduced to six, after pleading guilty after the fatal dredger collisionA Dutch helmsman received a suspended sentence on Thursday following a fatal dredger collision that saw one sailor killed in June last year. Mr Gerardus Chapel, who pleaded guilty to conduct endangering ships, structures or individuals under the section 58 of the Merchant Shipping act 1995, was given nine months, reduced to six, which has been suspended for 18 months. Related articles Man to appear in court over dredger collision Missing sailor’s body found by divers…
 
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  • Poor Dean Barker. Welcome to the joys of the middle-aged career

    Elaine Bunting
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    Dean Barker says he is being squeezed out of Team New Zealand. Welcome, Dean, to the onset of middle age, comments Elaine BuntingDean Barker at odds with Team New Zealand boss DaltonPoor Dean Barker. Despite being offered an alternative role to helmsman of Team New Zealand he says he is being squeezed out, as Matthew Sheahan explains here. He gave a recent television interview, in which he sounded crushed and at times close to tears. He pointed out that he has given 20 years of his life to the team. You can see the interview here. Welcome, Dean, to the onset of middle age. This is the harsh…
  • The Barker debacle – Team New Zealand embroiled in a bitter row between skipper Barker and boss Dalton

    Matthew Sheahan
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    A big weekend is kicking off here in Auckland and the city is buzzing. Today, (Saturday) sees the cricket World Cup showdown between Australia and New Zealand while on the water the Volvo Ocean Race fleet are due in anytime from this evening onwards as they finish the leg 4 from China. After 5,000 miles the pack has been reshuffled in the light breezes and race has re-started with just 45 miles from front to the back of the fleet making this a nail biting finish for all.But there’s more. The One Ton Cup Revisited regatta, hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron gets under way today…
  • Bella Mente claims impressive win at RORC Caribbean 600

    Harriett Robinson
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    The 72-foot Mini Maxi declared the overall winner as she achieves a podium finish 3 years in a rowHap Fauth’s American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente’s corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has finished second overall for the past two years. Bella Mente arrives at the dock after completing the RORC Caribbean 600, taking 1st place overall. …
  • Far east 28R: a fast, fun one-design in a lightweight, affordable package

    Belinda Bird
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:17 am
    Toby Hodges looks at this new Chinese-built 28-footerFar east 28ROne-designs can provide fun, fair racing, as epitomised by the Volvo Ocean Race fleet currently sliding round the planet. But modern one-designs tend to come with off-putting prices, particularly if the sail inventories are not capped. This new Far east 28R has been conceived as a fast, fun one-design in a lightweight, affordable package. A displacement of just 1,200kg and a lifting keel allows her to be towed to events. A straightforward, easy to rig one-design Fareast is launching this 28R with a bang: the first 16 boats…
  • Gallery: Spectacular highlights from the RORC Caribbean 600

    Harriett Robinson
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    Can you spot your boat? Take a look at the latest pictures from the RORC Caribbean 600 2015, taken by photograpers Tim Wright and Ted Martin. RORC Caribbean 600 2015These fantastic images from the RORC Caribbean 600 have landed on the Yachting World picture desk, straight from photographers Tim Wright, Ted Martin and Richard Langdon. If you’ve missed all the updates on this year’s record-breaker, read Elaine’s blog on the incredible Phaedo3 here. Or watch Brian Thompson give us a whistle-stop tour of this green machine below. Read Pip Hare’s blog on joining the crew of…
 
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  • More than two years? Are you kidding me?

    Peter A. Mello
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:55 pm
    I can’t believe that it’s been over 2 years since I last posted on Sea-Fever blog! Time to get back in the wheelhouse, throw off the lines and cruise the digital seas for great flotsam and jetsam. Let’s see if I’ve still got my sea legs.Filed under: maritime
  • It’s Moby-Dick Marathon Time!

    Peter A. Mello
    5 Jan 2013 | 8:30 am
    You really should try to make the Moby-Dick Marathon which begins shortly at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. It’s a great and unique experience in one of America’s most historic downtown districts. The event starts at noon and runs all through the night until about midday tomorrow. The majority of the reading takes place in the museum but this afternoon the crowd ambles across the street to the historic Seamen’s Bethel which is always a highlight. Get there early because the pews are as full as an Easter Sunday service! In case you can’t make it, the museum has set up…
  • The Blink of an Eye – Building Boats with Kids (video)

    Peter A. Mello
    3 Jan 2013 | 5:56 pm
    Jamestown Distributors and Off Center Harbor.com produced this great video about building boats with kids. It’s definitely worth watching and is guaranteed to generate a smile or two. Enjoy.Filed under: Education, Experiential education, life, maritime Tagged: boat building, Jamestown Distributors
  • Sea-Fever Film Fesitval: Celia & Sunrise

    Peter A. Mello
    3 Nov 2012 | 7:04 pm
    I love this short film about life, photography and 2 large boats about 100 yards apart on the beach. Enjoy. Filed under: life, photography, social media, storytelling
  • Ever wonder how big ships deal with big storms like Hurricane Sandy?

    Peter A. Mello
    30 Oct 2012 | 6:08 pm
    Yesterday I posted about the sinking of the much beloved HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy and the tragic loss of one of her crew. The US Coast Guard continues the search for her popular Captain, Robin Walbridge who remains missing as of this post. In case you ever wondered how big ships deal with big storms here’s an interesting video from Maersk Lines that explains their process. Flag dip to gCaptain.comFiled under: maritime Tagged: Captain Robin Walbridge, HMS Bounty, Hurricane Sandy, Maersk, United States Coast Guard
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  • Maersk Containership Runs Aground Near Fremantle, Western Australia

    Mike Schuler
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Maersk Garonne file photo (c) MarineTraffic/tania dattore A Maersk containership spent a few hours aground early Saturday morning near the entrance to Fremantle Harbour in Western Australia. According to the Freemantle Port Authority, the MV Maersk Garonne became stuck in soft about 500 meters off South Mole as it was entering Freemantle Inner Harbour at about 5 a.m. Saturday morning. The vessel was pulled free by tugs at about 8:30 a.m. and was expected to go to anchor at Gage Roads for inspection by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the port authority said. Initial reports indicated…
  • Lithuania Signs Non-Binding Deal for U.S. LNG Exports

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    28 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Sabine Pass LNG Terminal.   OSLO, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Lithuanian liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer Litgas has signed a non-binding agreement to purchase LNG from the United States’ first export terminal, the company said on Saturday. The Baltic states and Poland are looking to imports from the United States to reduce their dependence on supplies from Russia. Lithuania opened a floating import terminal last year and Poland plans to open another one later in 2015. U.S. LNG exporters are looking to the small Baltic states and Poland as hopes fade for a boom in Asian demand for…
  • Helix ESG’s Contract with BP Shifts to the Right

    Rob Almeida
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Due for delivery from Jurong Shipyard in May, Helix ESG’s new well intervention semi-submersible Q5000 was poised to head into a 5-year contract with BP by the third quarter of 2015, however that plan has since changed. Helix says they have reached an agreement with BP Exploration & Production to amend their existing 2013 agreement sliding the contract date to 1 April 2016.  In the meantime, Helix says this will allow them to market the rig to other potential customers.  The overall contract period with BP remains at five years however, with a minimum of 270 days annually.
  • Hyundai Heavy’s New 10,000 Ton Capacity Crane Vessel Completed

    gCaptain
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    Image: HHI Yeongam, South Korea-based Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), an affiliate of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), announced today the completion of the Hyundai 10,000, a 10,000 ton-capacity heavy lift vessel. After a series of final tests, the HSHI says the Hyundai 10,000 will join HHI’s existing offshore facility-building infrastructure in Ulsan in March and begin operation from April this year. The vessel equipped with 8 double truss jib cranes measures 182 m in length, 70 m in width and 11 m in depth. With the addition of HLV, HHI’s maximum lifting capacity per module will…
  • Mr. Spock’s Final Tweet, RIP Leonard Nimoy

    Rob Almeida
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    I realize it was a fake spaceship, but dangit it was a ship nonetheless and Mr. Spock served on it. Here’s to one of the great humans of our time. A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015 William Shatner posted the following: "I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." -William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015 Feel free to comment in the gCaptain…
 
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  • I’d rather be boating… Jekyll Island, Georgia

    Nicki Belczak
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you’re looking for a boating destination that offers a rich history, natural beauty, and first-class amenities, set a course for Jekyll Island, Georgia. Jekyll Island Sunset: Source Flikr ©CC- BY-NC-ND 2.0 Neal Wellons Located between Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia, Jekyll Island is the smallest of Georgia’s Golden Isles barrier islands. But don’t let its size fool you—this little island offers an abundance of boating, fishing and recreational activities. Spanish Moss, Jekyll Island: Source Flikr © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 John O’Sullivan With miles of white sand beaches,…
  • Creating Amazing Family Boating Memories

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    24 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    This is a guest post by Diane Seltzer. Diane is an avid boater, marketing director for SureShade sunshade systems, founder of BoaterLifeOnline.com and author of the children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl. These days busy families are always looking for ways to connect more… to slow things down and share those special moments together as a family. And that’s one of the reasons why our boat has become such an important part of our lives. Fifteen years ago my husband and I discovered boating together and enjoyed carefree weekends boating as a couple on the Chesapeake Bay in…
  • 17 Innovative Products from the Miami Boat Show

    Kelly Kaylor
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    The 2015 Miami International Boat Show wrapped up Monday and honored at this year’s show were 17 new products presented with 2015 Innovation Awards. Drumroll, please. And, the winners are … Alternate Drive Technology: Forward Drive (Volvo Penta) Deck Equipment & HardwareRub Rail Mounted LED Light (Taco Metals) Docking & Fendering EquipmentStormFender (StormFender LLC) Mechanical & Electrical SystemsConnext Helm Control System (Yamaha Watercraft) Inboard EnginesIndmar Products, ROUSH Charged Raptor Outboard EnginesEvinrude E-TEC G2 (BRP U.S. Inc.) Consumer Safety…
  • A Love Letter to My Boat This Valentine’s Day

    Michael Perulli
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
      Dear Betsy, This Valentine’s Day, I wanted to take some time to let you know just how much you mean to me. We’ve shared some great moments together and there are still so many great moments to come. Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs (remember that time with the 10 foot swells?) but we’ve always persevered and we are stronger because of it. Every day, you cross my mind and I think about you constantly. When I’m at work and times are stressful, knowing that you will be waiting for me is so comforting. I often find myself gazing out the window, daydreaming about…
  • Celebrities Who Boat

    Colleen Richardson
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    We’ve all flipped through a celebrity magazine with pictures of stars on yachts, but boating can be more accessible than you may realize. These stars are ‘just like us’ when it comes to boating – they love life on the water and many did before they made it big. Let’s take a look at some famous faces who prefer to unwind by reeling one in, hoisting a sail or cruising the open water. Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert These two love boating so much, Shelton fixed up an old boat for Lambert’s birthday as a gift. Their Southern roots had them boating and fishing before they were…
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  • Superyacht Squeeze: Venus at Simpson Bay Bridge (VIDEO)

    Diane M. Byrne
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Venus has turned heads since she first splashed in 2012. She’s getting a whole lot of renewed attention thanks to a video shot earlier this month of her passing through the Simpson Bay Bridge in St. Maarten. It’s received nearly 120,000 views on YouTube as of this writing. And, it shows why the maneuver is Continue reading The post Superyacht Squeeze: Venus at Simpson Bay Bridge (VIDEO) appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • New Zealand Granting Superyacht-Specific PEC

    Diane M. Byrne
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    Good news for those of you with New Zealand on your cruising itineraries. Your captain can now apply for a Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC) for Fiordland. Previously, superyachts interested in this South Island region, named for its stunning fjords, were required to have a full-time pilot onboard. The requirement was dictated by the Southland Regional Continue reading The post New Zealand Granting Superyacht-Specific PEC appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht: Gallery

    Megayacht News Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Capable of a reported top speed of 28 knots, the Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht surely puts impressive performance at your fingertips. From the flying-bridge sunpads and wetbar to the main-deck master and below-decks guest staterooms, you’re invited to style the 115 Sport Yacht as you so wish. The post Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht: Gallery appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Holland Jachtbouw Joins Forces With the Js

    Megayacht News Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
    While the two have had close ties for a while, Holland Jachtbouw and the J-Class Association are officially partners. The move reflects the particular relationship the two companies have had for the past several years. Holland Jachtbouw has not only built a modern-day J, that being Rainbow in 2012, but it also has another under Continue reading The post Holland Jachtbouw Joins Forces With the Js appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Porto Montenegro: Gallery

    Diane M. Byrne
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Porto Montenegro is stepping up its game. Since it’s been attracting more megayachts, and on the heels of being awarded Superyacht Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbour Association, Porto Montenegro now has a crew-membership program. Called the Porto Montenegro Crew Club, it provides discounts at area businesses and on site (including at restaurants Continue reading The post Porto Montenegro: Gallery appeared first on Megayacht News.
 
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  • Sailing the Andaman Sea

    Kate Flannery
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Phang Nga Bay in Thailand Thailand sailing destinations in the beautiful Andaman Sea For the past few years, Thailand had seen incredible increase in number of tourists. Some are headed for major cities and urban environments, while others are the natural sight-seeing (and experiencing) type. One of the most beautiful ways for one to see the beauties of the Andaman Sea is definitely by boat – rented, personal, or through a cruise. There is much to see and visit, and this is merely a suggestion for some of the tried and tested fan favourites. Phuket The lowest common denominator for sailing…
  • Nautical Nail Designs Using Jamberry Wraps and Sally Hansen Gel Polish

    Diane Seltzer
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    How to create nautical nail styles accented with Jamberry nail wrap decals and using Sally Hansen (no light) Gel Polish… and have it last up to 2 weeks! Nail art and nautical nail designs are very popular these days. And of course as a boater I am naturally attracted to anything that has a nautical look to it. There are so many cool nautical styles on Pinterest that grab my eye – with really sophisticated, detailed designs –  but unfortunately I do not have the artistic talent or the time to spend hours on my nails… and going to an expensive and time-consuming nail…
  • Boat Loan Tax Deduction Requirements

    Diane Seltzer
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    photo courtesy of BoatUS How to write-off your boat loan interest as a second home for federal tax deduction in the U.S. Boaters are always looking for ways to make boating more affordable, and writing off your boat loan interest on your tax return can provide big annual savings! Yes, your boat loan interest is tax deductible! Many boat owners in the U.S. can take advantage of boat loan tax deductions that make boat ownership much more affordable.  Similar to the well-known home mortgage tax deduction, boaters with boats that meet certain requirements can deduct annual interest paid from…
  • West Marine Winter Clearance Sale

    Diane Seltzer
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Save up to 70% on boat gear now with some of the best prices available from West Marine all year It may be cold outside now, but boating season will be here before we know it! Now is the perfect time to shop online for new boat gear so you are ready to enjoy the season ahead. West Marine is holding its Annual Winter Sale and offering up to 70% off regular prices on their most popular boating gear. Quantities are limited… so you’ll want to shop these deals now while they are still available!   Also get FREE Shipping on orders over $49 – or Free Shipping to any West…
  • Top 10 Most Popular Boater Lifestyle Topics in 2014

    Diane Seltzer
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    Round-up of the most viewed posts and popular topics on BoaterLifeOnline.com during 2014 What are boaters interested in? What boating lifestyle topics are the most popular right now? At the start of each new year I like to take a look back and see what topics are resonating most with readers. Since many articles on my site have been around for a long time – like Boating with a Baby or Best Boating Music and Boat Songs – it’s no surprise they are at the top of the list… after all, I have been publishing on this site since 2009! These are topics that will always be…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 27/02/2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Albeit a statement which is vague in nature, the first report to typify such success stories was Worth Avenue Yachts’ triple bill sale of La Sirena, Domino and Alexandra V. This rapid sale succession came from one of the fast growing brokerage firms of recent years, while the next report to affirm the growth of the brokerage market in U.S. originated from Moran Yacht & Ship. The global brokerage house successfully sold the new Hakvoort project Golden Age, a truly beautiful yacht which, personally, I greatly look forward to seeing emerge from the yard at the end of this year. This…
  • M/Y Achilles: Bespoke Cruising From Sanlorenzo

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:18 am
    “Achilles is the tenth new vessel commissioned by her owner and the uniqueness and knowledge applied to the design concept and transformed into reality by designer Francesco Paszkowski and Sanlorenzo,” explains Mark. “This is evident in every inch of her 150 proud feet of overall length. The owner attended the factory 35 times during the build and every bespoke design “piece” was hand picked during the collaborative effort.” “Whilst no two Sanlorenzo Yachts ever built are the same ‘Achilles’ has become a stand out in creating a unique…
  • The AMELS 272: A Marriage Of Steel & Aluminium

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Amels - the luxury yacht arm of the Damen Group - successfully completed the heaviest crane lift ever at its yard in Vlissingen. This complex procedure resulted in the marriage of the 83m hull and 120 tonne aluminium superstructure of the AMELS 272 superyacht. This bonding of aluminium and steel is now being carefully welded by skilled craftsmen inside the 200m dock, where it will stay until completion. A great example of AMELS’ mastery of modern Dutch yacht building techniques for large superyachts, the AMELS 272 is the brand’s largest project yet. We’ll be bringing you…
  • Tony Castro Unveils New Global Explorer Superyacht

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:32 am
    Designed from the outset as a private global exploration vessel, this 68m yacht is for adventurers who want to circle the globe. Her sturdy and heavily outfitted design can withstand any weather conditions whilst providing spacious and luxurious accommodation. Its distinctive profile holds clear purpose, drawing from the heritage of the offshore supply vessels and long range fishing ships – designs borne out of the worst weather that nature can throw at them. This is a robust ship of proven seakeeping ability combined with a super-efficient hull, created using Tony Castro’s well…
  • New Legislation Gives Spanish Yacht Charter New Life

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    This could be a new dawn for the Spanish superyacht market as Patricia Bullock, Director of Network Marine Consultants, comments; “2014 was a year to remember, giant steps were taken and the brakes came off Spain’s yachting sector. We are now open for fair and commercially-viable business and the industry has started to flourish. Right now at Network Marine Consultants we are busier than ever with plenty of boats going through the process of obtaining their first licence for charter in the Balearic Islands, many of them superyacht sized. Word is spreading, trust is being earned,…
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  • Antiparos Island: Hidden Beauty in the Middle of the Cyclades

    Lambros Tsolakis
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Antiparos is a small holiday paradise — an unspoiled little island, set in the mid of the Aegean Sea. Separated from cosmopolitan Paros Island by a narrow strait of only 1,250m, Antiparos is steadily gaining committed fans who return every summer to enjoy the magnificent vistas, cheerful times, relaxed moods, friendly people and pure fun until the morning! Antiparos is adorned by a lovely coastline, where golden sandy beaches alternate with pebbly coves and small bays with blue-green waters. Antiparos is surrounded by numerous smaller islands: Despotiko, Revmatonisi, Kimitiri,…
  • Yacht Charter Cannes Summer 2015 with Riva RHINO

    Ben Sutton
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    Cannes has always been one of the standout summer hotspots for those looking to combine world-class hotels, boutique shopping and gastronomic excellence. Cannes has dazzled so many people and brought such fond memories that visitors continue to come back every summer. If you take a step back from the Croisette, you will see a bustling town full of passion, fascinating architecture and tradition, as well as some of the finest yachts in the world! If you want to see Cannes from the water, look no further than the majestic Iles de Lérins, which are the perfect place to anchor your luxury…
  • Cuba — the Land that Time Forgot

    Alice Mannering
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:59 am
    Bob Dylan is famous for his song “The Times They Are a-Changing,” and for no country is this statement more appropriate than the Caribbean Island of Cuba. The changing political scene with the Americans and Cuban governments agreeing to re-establish ties, following their severance more than half a century ago, means that now is the time to visit before one of the last vestiges of communism is changed irrevocably. Located between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, just 90 miles from Key West, Florida, Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean. Described by Christopher…
  • Super Yacht of the Week: THUMPER

    Charles Meade
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    This week we bring you something completely new, and an incredible opportunity to charter one of the largest and newest Sunseekers on the water this summer! THUMPER was launched in 2014, and at 40.05 metres she has everything you could ever want for your perfect charter vacation. With a “Miami beach club” style with specially commissioned artworks she is a truly unique yacht, and to go with it THUMPER has obtained a Spanish charter licence for summer 2015! Her very proud new owners will offer the floating paradise for charter at both the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand…
  • Yacht Charter Amalfi Summer 2015 – ANNE MARIE

    Cordelia Oakes-Ash
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    The tiny port of Amalfi is much adored for its charm and relaxing atmosphere. Amalfi is a very pretty little town in a spectacular setting, wedged between the sea and the mountains with a fascinating history. Between the ninth and 12th centuries, it was a proud and glorious maritime republic with a population of 80,000. If you abandon the busy main streets and climb up into the maze of shrunken, tunnel-like side alleys and steep stairways, you will step back in time to the Middle Ages. There you will find boutique shops, cafés and restaurants and sample some of the Amalfitana…
 
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  • Book by March 15, Get a Great Deal on Sailing Catamaran Something Wonderful

    courtney
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s hard to beat a brand-new luxury catamaran offering charters in the Bahamas and Caribbean—unless you can find one offering an incentive rate, at which point the term “must-book” becomes part of our vocabulary. That’s how we feel about the appropriately named Something Wonderful, a September 2014 build from Leopard that is one of the newest, nicest sailing catamarans available for charter anywhere in the world right now. For all charters confirmed by March 15—even if the cruising dates are later—the owner is offering a 15-percent discount. With six guests, the weekly base…
  • Caribbean Yachting: Incentive Rate on M/Y Cocktails

    courtney
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    Cocktails has been one of our favorite builds from the Trinity shipyard ever since she launched in 2004. This 157-footer underwent a refit in 2012, and her new, stylish interior décor made her one of the most impressive yachts at last summer’s Newport Charter Yacht Show in New England. We couldn’t take our eyes off her beautiful interior woodwork, her contemporary art pieces or her comfortable furnishings. Even her new exterior paint job was stunning. Don’t let her launch year fool you: Cocktails looks and feels new through and through. Typically, Cocktails is offered at a weekly base…
  • Sailing Yacht Montigne: Save 35 Percent on a Caribbean Charter

    courtney
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    The 187-foot Aegean Montigne is a stunner of a sailing yacht in any port. That includes hotspots like St. Barts and Sint Maarten, where—despite the large number of yachts around—she is often the largest one at anchor in the harbor. Now comes word from her owner that for the rest of this winter’s Caribbean yacht charter season, Montigne is being made available at some seriously discounted rates. Caribbean charters of seven days are being offered at a weekly base rate of $100,000, which is a 16-percent discount. Charters of 10 days are now available at a weekly base rate of $127,500,…
  • Superyacht Turquoise: Save 35 Percent on a Charter in the Bahamas

    courtney
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Turquoise was one of the most talked-about superyachts of 2014, thanks to an amazing interior refit that has this 181-foot Proteksan-Turquoise looking absolutely stunning. Now the yacht’s owner is making even more news for the current charter season, offering incentive rates as much as 35 percent off for charters between February 16 and early March in the Bahamas. The deal is this: If you charter Turquoise for five days or longer, the owner will reduce the $294,000 weekly base rate by 25 percent, making it $220,500. For charter in the Bahamas of 10 days or longer, the owner will cut the…
  • Motoryacht Talos Accepting Summer 2015 Bookings in Alaska

    courtney
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Alaska is a dream destination for a lot of people, and it’s easy to understand why. Little can compare with a yacht charter that takes you through the glaciers at Tracy’s Arm to the streams full of salmon near Juneau to the historic villages filled with totem poles as you approach Sitka. A yacht charter in Alaska lets you get away from it all while being immersed in more than you can imagine. Nature rules, with waterfalls and bears alike creating mesmerizing scenes (and fantastic photo opportunities). Our team here at Yachtstore likes to recommend Alaska yacht charters aboard vessels…
 
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  • Boat Gardening

    Mike Dickens
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:12 am
    Boat Gardening When cruising on your trawler or motor yacht, it takes some time to consider what foods you must store for the future. But storing any food that is not both tasty and nutritious will be a waste of time. Boat gardening aboard a boat gives us fresh vegetables year round. In our cruising planning process we could not figure how to plan for having a continuous supply of fresh vegetables, as you might imagine, we have limited garden space aboard our boat, so boat gardening was born. So we came across the idea of sprouting seeds; this looked to be a good idea for fresh vegetables.
  • Reasons to Go Yachting

    Mike Dickens
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    Reasons to Go Yachting 1994 50′ Jefferson Whether it is around an arranged occasion or you are just searching for a fascinating approach to make tracks in an opposite direction from the day by day toil of life, boating or yachting are water sports alternatives you can consider. Fortunately, this is not something that is so difficult it would be impossible orchestrate following there are a lot of organizations giving yacht and vessel contracts to guarantee you have the best occasion experience of your life. You must be asking why sailing and yachting are so well known. It is a result of…
  • New Boat to Market – 1990 43′ Irwin – Mark III

    Mike Dickens
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    New Boat to Market We are pleased to offer this 1990 43 Irwin; new boat to market. This new boat to market,  is an ideal cruiser for couple, or party of six Just listed and priced to sell; I am going to rate this Irwin above average…..will give her a solid 8 out of 10.  This exceptionable riding express cruiser appeals to the upscale boater who knows the quality & value of a Irwin, from its roomy cockpit with ample seating area to the spacious galley & master berth. This beautiful, well maintained boat has plenty of amenities including a single Yanmar inboard,  air conditioning…
  • Boat of the Week – Endeavour TrawlerCat

    Mary Dickens
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – Endeavour TrawlerCat Good morning everyone, We are pleased to feature our beautiful Endeavour TrawlerCat as our boat of the week. This two owner Endeavour TrawlerCat is in beautiful shape on the interior and exterior. If you have never been aboard an Endeavour TrawlerCat, you will be amazed at all the living area and storage area. All maintenance records are available. 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 of interest to you. Related Reading Think a…
  • Choosing the Right Dingy

    Mike Dickens
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:31 am
    Choosing the Right Dingy If you are a yacht owner, it’s a good guess that you also own a dingy to use when you are at anchor. Most yachts owners have them to explore, go into town or just mess about while away from the mother ship. If you are in the market for a new one, there are several considerations. There are two basic types of dingys, hard shell and inflatable. Inflatable Dingys Inflatable boats were initially used by the Navy to haul cargo back and forth to larger ships offshore. Finally the inflatable boat design moved into the recreational marketplace for fishing, personal…
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