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  • Video: Cruising from Bangor to Colonsay in a Sealine S34

    YBW News
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    In the latest instalment of John Boyle's Irish Sea adventure, our intrepid adventurer finally makes it to the Scottish islands on his Sealine S34
  • Australians out of next America's Cup

    Yachting World News
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    Why has Team Australia withdrawn from the next Cup and what does it mean for the event and the other Challengers?
  • Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Dennis Jones, owner of a superyacht that helped save a shipyard, says the spending that goes with a lavish lifestyle can do as much good as charity.
  • Kenyan Police Kill Two Men Suspected of Plotting Ferry Attack

    gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    The MV Likoni has a capacity of 1,500 passengers and 60 cars. Photo courtesy Kenya Ferry Service By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya, July 25 (Reuters) – Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa after one of them tried to hurl a grenade at approaching police. Mombasa and the coastal region has been struck by a series of attacks that have killed dozens of people in recent months. The worst shootings have been on the north coast, but Mombasa has been hit by several bomb attacks. Somalia’s al…
  • Jake Owen’s Top 5 Boating Essentials

    Boating Blog
    Guest Author
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    When country star Jake Owen isn’t hanging out on a tour bus or performing his hit song of the summer, “Beachin’”, he practically lives on the water. We’ve teamed up with Jake on his ‘Days of Gold’ tour, so we had to ask, “What are your boating essentials?” Here’s what he said: 1) CIRE board shorts: If you plan on wakeboarding or wake surfing like Jake, you need a good pair of board shorts. CIRE board shorts, one of Jake’s favorite brands to sport, are both practical and stylish. 2) A Spotify playlist: You can’t spend a day on the water without music! Jake loves…
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  • Kenyan Police Kill Two Men Suspected of Plotting Ferry Attack

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    The MV Likoni has a capacity of 1,500 passengers and 60 cars. Photo courtesy Kenya Ferry Service By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya, July 25 (Reuters) – Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa after one of them tried to hurl a grenade at approaching police. Mombasa and the coastal region has been struck by a series of attacks that have killed dozens of people in recent months. The worst shootings have been on the north coast, but Mombasa has been hit by several bomb attacks. Somalia’s al…
  • Hamburg Süd to Acquire CCNI in $160 Million Deal

    Rob Almeida
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    MV CCNI Punta Arenas. Photo courtesy CCNI German container shipper Hamburg Süd announced today it has reached an agreement with Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI) to acquire their container shipping business.  The deal is valued at a total consideration of USD $160 million. CCNI currently operates 5,500 TEU containerships on a weekly service to Chinese ports as well as 1,700 – 3,500 TEU vessels covering the west  coast of North and South America.  Additionally, CCNI operates thirty-three vessels of between 6,500 – 8,500 nominal TEUs capacity, which…
  • Watch: Pilot Boat Coming in Hot

    Mike Schuler
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Check out this video showing a pilot boat that made its approach a little too hot, leading to a collision. The boat in the video is the pilot-tender “Borkum”, out of Emben, Germany, and is interesting because of its SWATH hull design. h/t Marine Insight The post Watch: Pilot Boat Coming in Hot appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
  • Small Tanker Hijackings A Worrying Trend, IMB Says

    Mike Schuler
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The MT Ai Maru seen with a Malaysian Navy patrol vessel after it was hijacked June 14, 2014 off the coast of Malaysia. Photo courtesy Malaysian Navy The first half of 2014 was witness to an alarming trend of small tanker hijackings in southeast Asia, according to new figures released by the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in their 2014 semi-annual report. Globally, 116 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships have been reported to the PRC in the first six months of 2014, down on the 138 incidents for the corresponding period for 2013. In 2014, 10…
  • Notorious Drug Smuggling Freighter Headed for Scrapyard

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Helena Star seen partially submerged in 2013. Photo courtesy Washington Dept. of Ecology/Flickr By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, July 24 (Reuters) – A freighter seized off the coast of Washington state nearly four decades ago in one of the largest marijuana busts in the region’s history was moved to Seattle on Thursday and will eventually be scrapped, local officials said. The Helena Star was towed from Tacoma to Seattle by state agencies and will be inspected and broken down over the next week, said Bob Redling of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources. The drug…
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  • Jake Owen’s Top 5 Boating Essentials

    Guest Author
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    When country star Jake Owen isn’t hanging out on a tour bus or performing his hit song of the summer, “Beachin’”, he practically lives on the water. We’ve teamed up with Jake on his ‘Days of Gold’ tour, so we had to ask, “What are your boating essentials?” Here’s what he said: 1) CIRE board shorts: If you plan on wakeboarding or wake surfing like Jake, you need a good pair of board shorts. CIRE board shorts, one of Jake’s favorite brands to sport, are both practical and stylish. 2) A Spotify playlist: You can’t spend a day on the water without music! Jake loves…
  • Ronny Turiaf Re-Discovers Boating Through O-Tern Project

    Guest Author
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    This is a guest post by professional basketball player, Ronny Turiaf. Ronny Turiaf and the Discover Boating team at the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat ShowGrowing up with paradise-like surroundings, blazing sun and the famous Caribbean trade winds provided me the perfect dream destination recipe. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by water throughout my childhood and early teenage years. Looking back, I now realize there is nothing better than being on the water. I spent most of my childhood in Martinique, a French overseas island…
  • Five Ways to Start Boating in NYC

    Ellen Hopkins
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Boating on a calm lake away from the hustle and bustle of city life can be very relaxing but there is something special about boating in the middle of a big city. Cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and New York City are perfect examples of this. If you live in New York and you’re looking to get started in boating, see how our friends Rosanna and Greg at Good Day New York did at waterskiing in Sag Harbor, then check out our five tips for starting your own journey. 1. SET SAIL with a sailing class on the west side at Hudson River Community Sailing (Pier 40), Atlantic Yachting…
  • Three Sun Safety Tips for Boaters

    Nicki Belczak
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Did you know July tallies the largest total number of daylight hours? Perhaps that’s why it’s been designated as UV Safety Awareness Month. While you’re no doubt aware of the risks of overexposure to the sun—sunburn, premature aging, eye damage and worse—did you know that being on the water can increase your exposure to the sun? Surfaces that reflect light also reflect the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. As a result, on a boat you need to be aware not only of the sun’s direct rays, but also its reflection from the water and deck of your boat. The best way to protect yourself is to…
  • July Boating Event Roundup

    Discover Boating
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Muskoka In-Water Boat Show and Rib Fest, July 25 – 27. We are now in July and boating season is in full swing! Once again, we’ve rounded up the most popular boating activities in and around the country for this month. Have a great long weekend and, as always, if we’ve missed any of your favorite events, be sure to let us know in the comments. Boat Shows Muskoka In-Water Boat & Cottage Show July 25 – 27 Gravenhurst, ON, Canada (For a full list of boat shows near you this year, check out our Boat Show Finder) Watersports Events Texas Wake Surf…
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    Megayacht News

  • Project Quantum Blue Launches at Lürssen

    Diane M. Byrne
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Look who’s finally come into view at Lürssen. She’s project Quantum Blue. Scant details are available about project Quantum Blue. Her design, build, and project-management teams have been quite good at keeping her confidential. (Much to yacht watchers’ and the media’s chagrin, but not unexpected these days, either.) We do know that her LOA is […] The post Project Quantum Blue Launches at Lürssen appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Numarine 78 Hardtop and Flybridge Getting Restyled

    Diane M. Byrne
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Turkey-based Numarine is freshening up the looks of its smallest megayacht models. Both the Numarine 78 Hardtop (above) and Numarine 78 Flybridge (below) will be available come early 2015 with the styling seen here. Interesting enough, the restyling resulted from initially wanting to replace the yachts. “Each and every time a concept was put together […] The post Numarine 78 Hardtop and Flybridge Getting Restyled appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • M1 Yachts Presents M1 Tender

    Megayacht News Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Brazil-based M1 Yachts is new to the megayacht market, aiming for success with the head-turning M1 tender. The M1 tender is intended to be a sleek complement to any primary yacht. Note the vertical bow and streamlined styling. It’s easy to imagine owners who prefer minimalist designs overall will be primarily interested in the M1 […] The post M1 Yachts Presents M1 Tender appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • ISA Yachts 40M Berlinetta, in New Series

    Diane M. Byrne
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    ISA Yachts and Marco Casali Too Design have joined forces for a series of steel-hulled megayachts. Called the Berlinetta series, its first design is the 40M Berlinetta shown here. LOA is 131 feet (40 meters). The Berlineta series is aimed at buyers who want big volumes but not the maintenance or crew needs that big […] The post ISA Yachts 40M Berlinetta, in New Series appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • The Big Blue: A Superyacht View of New Zealand

    Megayacht News Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Many a megayacht makes ambitious plans for cruising. Those looking to do so should borrow a page from The Big Blue. The expedition yacht is in the midst of a yearlong global cruise. In fact, the 137’8” (42-meter) The Big Blue has been taking her owners, the Mayer family—mom Delisa, dad Tony, and their three […] The post The Big Blue: A Superyacht View of New Zealand appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • Summer Fare: Harry’s Fish Taco Recipe

    Amy Imerman
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    What do you CRAVE during the hot days of summer?  For us, it’s fish tacos and a cold beer!  Fish Tacos used to be a West Coast thing…and we’re not talking about the West Coast of Florida, we’re talking about California.  Yes, I have flown cross-country to experience fish tacos from San Diego.  But now, […] The post Summer Fare: Harry’s Fish Taco Recipe appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Summer Fishing in Tampa Bay is a Potpourri – Variety Rules!

    Ray Markham
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Make no mistake about it– it’s hot out there, but the fishing can be just as hot as the temperature if you’re at the right spot at the right time. Variety might be the name of the game, but quality fish are also being caught in lower Tampa Bay right now. The areas we have […] The post Summer Fishing in Tampa Bay is a Potpourri – Variety Rules! appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Fishing Guide: The Best Bait to Catch Tarpon & Pompano

    Ray Markham
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    The majestic tarpon, also fondly known as the silver king, might be the gold standard when it comes to game fish.  A silvery reflection beams back at the dawn’s early light as tarpon roll along the beaches. A watchful eye peeled on the water from the shoreline will catch a flash of light by the […] The post Fishing Guide: The Best Bait to Catch Tarpon & Pompano appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • 4th of July Fireworks on Anna Maria Island, Longboat and Sarasota

    Amy Imerman
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    4th of July is one of our favorite holidays. What’s not to love?  A three-day weekend plus hot-and-steamy weather equals the perfect recipe for boating.  Add in some fireworks and it couldn’t get any better!  Lucky for us, Tropical Depression Arthur chose the other coast of Florida, so weather-wise, it’s also looking like an ideal […] The post 4th of July Fireworks on Anna Maria Island, Longboat and Sarasota appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Cannons Marina Announces Sponsorship of the West Florida Scuba Club

    Lucile Miller
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:34 am
    Cannons Marina is proud to announce a sponsorship of the West Florida Scuba Club. The new club is growing fast, has a board of directors filled with world-class professional divers, and a number of exciting events planned for the near future. The inaugural meeting was held June 11 at the Carlton Arms River Clubhouse in […] The post Cannons Marina Announces Sponsorship of the West Florida Scuba Club appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
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  • How to Make Working from the Boat Work for You

    Diane Seltzer
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    Break away from the office and telecommute from your boat with these ideas to make “work from boat” easier It’s every 9-5 boater’s dream – taking advantages of your job’s telecommuting privileges and working from the boat. In some cases you may be working from the boat for more than just Fridays – it may be several days a week or even full time. Many companies already allow you to work from home on Fridays or telecommute, and it really doesn’t matter where you are as long as you are getting your work done. Heading down to your boat on a Friday morning or Thursday evening is…
  • Keeping Fourth of July Boating Safe and Fun

    Diane Seltzer
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    Simple safety reminders when you celebrate July 4th on the water There is nothing like spending fourth of July on your boat with family and friends. From joining mega boat raft-ups to watching fireworks exploding over the water, boating is one of the best ways to celebrate the 4th. But the 4th of July holiday is also one of the busiest times on the water. Even occasional boaters go out on their boat… and almost everyone has extra guests on board. All these boats and people on the water mean lots of extra activity – more boats to look out for, and more people that may not know how…
  • Tips for the Ultimate Boat Swim Platform Jump Photos

    Diane Seltzer
    22 Jun 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Photography tricks for catching great shots of your kids jumping from a boat into the water Last summer my oldest daughter finally got enough confidence to make the leap from our boat’s swim platform into the river. And once she learned how to do it there was no stopping her (except the unfortunate, yet inevitable, end to the summer). I was able to catch some of my favorite pictures of the season while she was on her swim platform jumping spree. These are memories that will surely last a lifetime – and I was thrilled to capture it all on film.   I am in no way a professional…
  • BoatUS Offers Hurricane Resources for Boaters and Marinas

    Diane Seltzer
    27 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Guides and resources for boaters in hurricane states to prepare and protect boats during hurricane season The official start of  the Atlantic “Hurricane Season” in the U.S. is June 1, and although most hurricanes hit later in the season it is never too early for boaters and marinas to start thinking about plans to prevent the worst from happening. Most hurricanes strike the U.S. in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and southern states. But in 2012 the super storm Sandy hit the New Jersey and New York coastlines hard and many marinas and boaters were unprepared. In the weeks after…
  • West Marine “Deck Out Dad” Father’s Day Instagram Contest

    Diane Seltzer
    17 May 2014 | 6:09 am
    Enter for a chance to give your Dad a $500 waterlife makeover this Father’s Day West Marine, the world’s largest retailer of waterlife-related products, has announced a new contest aimed at gearing up Dad for a summer of fun on the water. If your Dad’s boating or fishing gear has seen better days, this may be the perfect opportunity to help him step up his game on the water this season (and help you score big points by winning a great Father’s Day gift for him!) The West Marine “Deck Out Dad” promotion begins May 15, 2014 and ends June 15, 2014. By simply…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 25/07/2014

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    We had the distinct pleasure of stepping on board the superb Lurssen-built yacht in Monaco and had great fun piecing this video together. The yacht itself can only be described as a charter yacht with such distinctive energy that suits all forms of charter guest for any kind of vacation. To take a look at the video, click here or take a browse through our news stories for a better understanding of the week’s updates. Failing that, what I can tell you is that a number of launches have highlighted more industry movement this week joined by one or two successful sales. Admiral Yachts…
  • Moran Yacht & Ship Sells St Vitamin

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Launched in 2005, St Vitamin accommodates 12 guests comfortably in 6 staterooms. A modern interpretation of classic design, in regards to both exterior and interior, St Vitamin’s style, on board comfort, exterior spaces and cutting-edge entertainment system make her an idyllic cruising vessel. Her Versace decorated interior features classical motifs interpretation in a modern way. Every detail reflects unchanging luxury. Interior features African walnut, Versace furniture, Rosenthal tableware, exclusive silverware. The Yacht is equipped with Satellite Internet, satellite TV, home…
  • YPI Brokerage Sells Motor Yacht Elena B

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Built in 2006 by renowned Italian builders Cantieri di Pisa, Elena B is an advanced version of the yard’s popular Akhir 85 range and has been with the same owner since her delivery. Kept in pristine condition and equipped with the latest communication and entertainment systems, this fast and sleek cruising yacht delivers space, comfort and performance accommodating up to nine guests in four staterooms and offering a very successful multi-function flybridge with dining, lounge and sun areas. “Elena B is one of the finest examples of the Akhir range on the market,” says YPI…
  • Motor Yacht NONO Launched By Admiral

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    ‘NONO’ - the fifth launch of the seven planned by The Italian Sea Group for 2014 – follows a floating barge able to launch yachts up to 90m long, the motor yacht “Foam” (a 35m custom yacht by Admiral), the motor yacht “Low Profile” (a 40m from the Tecnomar Nadara series) and the motor yacht “Flying Dragon” (a 45m planing yacht by Admiral) which were all launched in the past 8 weeks. Not forgetting that two more launches are scheduled to take place in the next few days. ‘NONO’ is a fine example of the new Impero Series by…
  • Superyacht Solandge: Versatility Meets True Luxury

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Built for unparalleled pleasure by an owner with true experience of life on the water, this superyacht provides every element a good charter experience should have. Lürssen Yachts were an integral part of team who have created an iconic yacht in terms of design, style, performance and experience, right down to the finest details. Drawing on the extensive design expertise of Espen Oeino to create a timeless exterior profile, the high-quality construction ethics of Lürssen Yachts, the versatile interior style of Aileen Rodriguez with Dölker & Voges and the project…
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  • Tollycraft 34 Walk-through Video

    Sheldon Regular
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Well we finally got around to doing a video walk-through of the C-Shel. This was taken in June 2014. You can view it below, on our YouTube Channel, or on the 1989 Tollycraft 34 Sport Sedan For Sale link at the top of the page.Stay tuned as more video is coming very soon, as we get back to our regularly scheduled programming.  :)
  • Boating on the Rideau 2013 Video

    Sheldon Regular
    29 Jan 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Summer 2013 was a rather quiet and reflective boating season. We didn't get much vacation time because of a new contract, so we did not get a chance to venture out of home waters. However, there is certainly nothing wrong with spending the summer on the Rideau. We spent many beautiful nights anchored, providing the perfect ambiance for dreaming, planning, and preparing for the new boating adventures that may be coming in our not too distant future. Here is a little of that ambiance the Rideau so graciously provides. 
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee... in Boats!

    Sheldon Regular
    11 Jan 2014 | 5:47 am
    Forget about the frilly orange Jolly car, Louis CK takes Jerry Seinfeld to his boat for a cruise and a coffee. I'm pretty sure the boat is a 47 Grand Banks Heritage EU. Nice boat Louis! He gives Jerry some fender lessons, and it's then off to an anchorage. I really enjoyed the cruise around New York, and especially enjoyed Louis animated story about being stuck on the mud at low tide with his kids. This is the best episode of CiCGC so far, don't miss it.
  • The Launch of C-Shel Photography

    Sheldon Regular
    5 Jan 2014 | 8:49 am
    If there is one thing I became passionate about during all these years of boating and taking in the natural surroundings, it is photography.  I make no claim to being some great photographer, I have a lot to learn. However, one this is for sure I really do enjoy it, and will continue into the future and grow as a photographer. So I am am officially starting C-Shel Photography. A place where I will share my best work to date. It will only have the top 15-20 photos in the available portfolio, as more current work comes up I will be taking others down. So each print will have a limited time…
  • Boat Builder Blunders

    Sheldon Regular
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:49 am
    There is a popular quote in the book "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame - "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"However I think dear old Mr. Grahame may have changed his tune if he owned one of today's popular boat brands touted as "premium".Over at The Marine Installer's Rant, a blog I thoroughly enjoy, Mr. Bishop documents some of the horrible circumstances he has to face on boats doing electronic installations. Some of his insights are brilliantly documented, and these need to be compiled in…
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  • A New Era for Sunseeker

    William Clay
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    A new era of Sunseekers is upon us. Managing director, Stewart McIntyre, is due to step down at the end of the month after five years at the top. The chairman of Wanda, Sunseeker’s parent company, Wang Jianlin has announced his intention to, “Transform Sunseeker to the next generation of success.” Here at Boatbookings, we’re huge fans of Sunseeker as it is so the prospect of further progress is mouthwatering. HIGH ENERGY is the latest 28m Sunseeker to hit the charter market. Based in the South of France, Sunseeker describe her as “Daring and…
  • The Yacht of the Future has already arrived!

    Tom Mitchell
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    At we love Palmer Johnson Yachts so we’re excited to see the first shots of the brand new SuperSport model being released from the yard. This 48m SuperYacht doesn’t disappoint, her exterior lines and hull design are breathtaking giving her the appearance more of a something from a Science Fiction movie rather than a yacht!  The 48m SuperSport is the largest carbon composite SuperYacht ever built, her stunning gold hull and black Superstructure are a truly awesome combination. The revolutionary hull design gives this yacht a 32 knot top speed – yet 50% more fuel…
  • Sold! 47m Super Yacht, Project Hé

    William Clay
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Dutch shipyard, Heesen yacht has announced the sail of 47m super yacht, Project Hé. The full displacement yacht, sporting the restyled, elegant exterior lines designed by Omega Architects, cruises smoothly thanks to her round bilge hull while zero speed stabilisers ensure maximum comfort at anchor. The elegant interior is designed around the concept of ‘simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication’. The marvellous interior is lit beautifully as natural light filters in through venetian blinds while concealed LED strips create a unique atmosphere on board. The contemporary…
  • Cutting Edge Technology Unveiled in Monte Carlo

    William Clay
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Racing is as much a part of Monaco as tennis is a part of Wimbledon. Earlier this year, thousands of spectators watched as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton furthered Mercedes domination at the Monaco Grand Prix in a season which has seen a huge step forward in the engineering in the cars and a move to hybrid engines. The racing in Monaco is far from over however and the boating world is certainly not being left behind in terms of innovation as the Solar1 cup came to Monte Carlo. 29 teams from 11 different countries arrived with their entirely solar powered boats for a weekend of racing. The…
  • Southeast Asia – The winds they are a changing

    Tom Mitchell
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    The predominant weather pattern in Southeast Asia  is the monsoon winds. Broadly speaking, the winds are southwesterlies from May to October, and northeasterlies from November to April. This leads to different ‘high seasons’ for sailing in different countries in the region, and some yachts moving destinations to follow the high seasons. Two of our favourite yachts have just finished their charter season in Phuket and Myanmar, and are heading southeast to more almost unexplored sailing areas in Borneo, the Philippines and Indonesia. Stunning scenery in Indonesia, best explored by…
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  • Sailing Yachts Have Availability Now in South Pacific Paradise

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Aaahhh, Tahiti. It’s the island of many dreams, a bucket-list destination filled with white sand beaches and swaying green palm trees and waters so turquoise blue that it almost soothes the soul knowing they exist at all. Tahiti and the Society Islands are an exotic destination on the luxury yacht charter stage, a destination where we are thrilled this season to have no fewer than four great sailing yachts—two monohulls and two catamarans—now accepting bookings. First is Bliss, a 121-foot monohull built by Yachting Developments in 2009. Bliss has been for charter for several years now,…
  • Save $35,000 Aboard Custom Motoryacht Just Enough

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Our expert brokers at Yachtstore recently attended the Newport International Charter Show, where we were reminded of just how gorgeous New England is as a summer yacht charter destination. The waterfront on Newport Harbor is a study in yachting history, absolutely chock-a-block with everything from modern day boats to traditional J-Class yachts ready to weigh anchor and head for Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Mystic Seaport and Boston Harbor—all of which can be part of a one-week New England yacht charter itinerary. courtesy: Ben Ramirez New England doesn’t get as much press as the…
  • Legendary Superyacht Highlander Now Chartering for the First Time

    7 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    The Highlander is a superyacht that has been renowned in the luxury yachting industry since the Feadship yard in Holland launched her in 1986. The Highlander was built for media titan Malcolm Forbes, who used the 150-foot yacht to do business and enjoy parties with the rich and famous all around the globe. He never made her available for charter; instead, the rest of us had to view her from a far, admiring her Jon Bannenberg design and wondering which celebrity or head of state would be stepping off the tender or onto the passarelle next. Recently, she got a new owner who invested in a…
  • Motoryacht Sauron is Offering a Price Incentive in Croatia

    26 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    East Mediterranean yacht charter has been growing in popularity for a few years, with Greece, Turkey and Croatia creating a formidable lure for yachts that previously stayed in the West Mediterranean all summer long. Croatia, in particular, has been seriously up-and-coming with new marina facilities and increasingly professional crewed yachts available for charter every year. One of those yachts is the 70-foot Zen Sauron, which accommodates six guests at a weekly base rate of €21,400. She’s offering a 10-percent rate reduction during June and July, making her an even better deal in this…
  • The 164-foot Westport Aquavita is a New Megayacht Option

    19 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Westport is a brand name that is well-known in yacht charter circles. The Westport 112 and the Westport 130 have long been popular motoryachts, especially in the Bahamas and Caribbean during the summer and winter yacht charter seasons. They have great layouts for families as well as good stowage for water toys and the ability to tow large tenders—all must-have amenities for Bahamas or Caribbean yacht charter. Few charter clients, however, have ever stepped foot aboard a Westport 164. She is the largest Westport offered, and the company has been launching 164s since the year 2006. Until now,…
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  • We Are Well Equipped To Combat Piracy – NIMASA

    MI News Network
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has assured stakeholders in the maritime sector of safety on Nigeria’s waterways with the take-off of its 24-hour Satellite Surveillance Centre in Lagos, which will help curb piracy.
  • Mitsui’s Electronically Controlled Gas Injection Diesel Engine (ME-GI) Gets First User

    MI News Network
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Pres. Takao Tanaka) has received the first order of electronically controlled gas injection diesel engine (hereinafter, ME-GI) for MES.
  • MOL’s LNG Carriers Receive ‘FY2013 Best Quality Ship Award’

    MI News Network
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) announced that four MOL-operated and managed ships were selected for the FY2013 Best Quality Ship Awards by Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations. MOL Senior Managing Executive Officer Masaaki Nemoto was on hand for the awards ceremony on June 24.
  • Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Could Nudge Higher On More Vessel Charters

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on key Asian freight routes could hold steady or gain next week as charterers seek to complete their vessel chartering programme for the first 20 days of August, brokers said on 25th July.
  • Real Life Accident: Four Stevedores Die On Log Vessel

    MARS Reports
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    After a stevedore slipped and fell into a gap between logs on a log vessel, three others attempted to rescue him. All four unconscious stevedores were brought out with great difficulty from narrow spaces between logs. The hospital declared them "dead on arrival".
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  • Are You Missing Something? (Mario Vittone)
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    You’ve been sailing for years and planning this next trip for months. You’ve created the perfect sail plan, stocked the galley, the weather is shaping up perfectly and the boat has been checked and rechecked. She’s ready. You’re ready. You cast off the lines – outbound for wherever – confident that you have thought of […]
  • Dangerous Drains – A Quick and Valuable Lesson (Mario Vittone)
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Do you have a backyard pool or spa? Laws exist that make anti-entrapment drains a requirement in commercial pools and spas, but YOU have to check your own back yard to be sure. Before you or your family jumps into the pool this summer, check the drain. The very quick and valuable lesson on what […]
  • Cold Water Recovery – Safer Option (Mario Vittone)
    24 Nov 2013 | 11:26 am
      PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two teenage boys Sunday after the teens’ 16-foot Jon boat became disabled and started taking on water in Currituck Sound, N.C., near aids to navigation marker 99. Currituck County 911 dispatch initially contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 8 a.m., requesting a […]
  • Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer School – MSNBC Report (Mario Vittone)
    16 Jun 2013 | 12:22 pm
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  • Dangerous Distance (Mario Vittone)
    31 May 2013 | 5:22 am
    Boating is about getting away from it all, but if you don’t consider all of the things you are getting away from – like hospitals – you can wish you were back in civilization pretty quick.  In a post at Yachting, I wrote that “a safe boater fully understands and considers the hazards, and makes decisions about […]
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  • New Boat to Market – 1986 40 Heritage East

    Mike Dickens
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    New Boat to Market We are pleased to offer this 1986 40 foot Heritage East Trawler; new boat to market. This 1986 40 Heritage East Trawler was built by Nova Marine of Taiwan, imported under the name Heritage East. The builder of this new boat to market is generally recognized for their solid construction. Nova is also known for its contemporary designs and good resale values. The vessel was built on a solid fiberglass, modified V hull with moderate beam. It offers a keel that offers partial protection to the propellers and directional stability to the hull. This vessel sports a white, painted…
  • Boat of the Week – 28 Islander Sailboat

    Mary Dickens
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 28 Islander Sailboat Good morning all, This week’s boat of the week is this 28 Islander used sailboat.   This is a nice daysailer, well taken care of and in great shape for her age. There are no soft spots on the deck and no evidence of water intrusion below. To view all her specs, photos and a You Tube video, visit her at 1977 28 Islander.  We also have other used boats for sale that might interest you. To experience the sailboat lifestyle, visit Access Freedom Sailing.  
  • Yacht Market Update – July 2014

    Mike Dickens
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    July 2014 Yacht Market Update The number of brokerage boats sold in the U.S. in June 2014 was 71 boats below the number sold in June, 2013, a decline of 2 percent. According to reports by YachtWorld member brokerages in, the 3,505 boats sold delivered a slightly higher total price of $485 million, up $3 million Powerboat sales, which comprise more than 80 percent of brokerage sales, declined by 3 percent for the month, with 2,953 boats sold. Sailboat sales were 4 percent higher, with 552 boats sold. The aggregate price paid for powerboats was 1 percent lower, at $442 million,…
  • Caribbean Coleslaw

    Mike Dickens
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    Caribbean Coleslaw This Caribbean coleslaw recipe is just the ticket to serve with your jerked chicken on a hot afternoon.  If you’re apprehensive about the expected heat or sharp taste of Caribbean food, know that you can always alter the quantity of pepper and spices you make use of to your individual liking. In addition, as we see with typical Jamaican jerk, you can go with a mixture which will compliment the plate and bring in that sort of cooling outcome. This Caribbean coleslaw is just that.  A minor kick from the crushed scotch bonnet pepper and mustard powder, but the creaminess…
  • Locating Used Trawler for Sale – Part II

    Mike Dickens
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Locating Used Trawler Yachts for Sale – Part II 1986 42′ Kadey Krogen In a previous post we discussed a bit about trawlers. Today I am going to go into much more detail on how I find your perfect used trawler for sale. Just so you know how the used trawler for sale search and used trawler buying process works, here is a step by step guide on what happens. If you have already looked on, you probably have a good idea of what is available. And if you have gone through our Trawler School, it’s certain that you know about the styles of used trawlers available. But…
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