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  • Cowes Week flare amnesty

    YBW News
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Empty your boat lockers and dispose of your marine flares before they become unstable
  • Vintage solo race for Loïck Peyron

    Yachting World News
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    Going back to his roots in the Route du Rhum is making Peyron happy
  • 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.
  • Hornbeck Confident New Rigs Will Get Absorbed in Gulf of Mexico

    gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News
    Rob Almeida
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Iron Horse, image: Hornbeck Hornbeck Offshore (NYSE: HOS), a Gulf of Mexico-focused operator of offshore support vessels reported a strong second quarter today with a 25 percent jump in upstream revenue to $171.1 million over the previous quarter while diluted earnings per share were up174 percent HOS attributes the revenue jump to “the full or partial-period contribution of 13 vessels that were placed in-service under the Company’s fifth OSV newbuild program or redelivered under the 200 class OSV retrofit program since June 2013.” Full utilization of their fleet of four…
  • Keep Your Cool: Best Coolers for a Day on the Water

    Boating Blog
    Nicki Belczak
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    The sun’s up, the heat is on,  and you’re heading out for a well-deserved day chillin’ on the water. How are you going to keep your cool? Break out of the box! Many coolers today offer innovative features and amenities that add fun to your refreshment. Check these out: ‘Coolest’ cooler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJO5IR51C9k The “Coolest” is a crowd-funded project on Kickstarter. It blew it’s goal of raising $50,000 out of the water and currently has raised $7,500,000 with over a month left in the campaign. The “Coolest” has a battery…
 
 
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  • Hornbeck Confident New Rigs Will Get Absorbed in Gulf of Mexico

    Rob Almeida
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Iron Horse, image: Hornbeck Hornbeck Offshore (NYSE: HOS), a Gulf of Mexico-focused operator of offshore support vessels reported a strong second quarter today with a 25 percent jump in upstream revenue to $171.1 million over the previous quarter while diluted earnings per share were up174 percent HOS attributes the revenue jump to “the full or partial-period contribution of 13 vessels that were placed in-service under the Company’s fifth OSV newbuild program or redelivered under the 200 class OSV retrofit program since June 2013.” Full utilization of their fleet of four…
  • Imtech Renews Focus on Service, Revives Radio Holland Brand

    Sponsored
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Imtech Marine USA re-introduces Radio Holland, focusing on Service and Nav/Com support to maritime customers One year ago Captain Eric Clarke resigned his post at Rightship, an organization that he and CEO Warwick Norman grew to world dominance within the shipping efficiency sector. Clarke remarked in a phone conversation: “I wanted to contribute more to my industry.” Having spent his working life progressing through a number of key roles in the maritime world combined with his love for gadgets the Managing Director opportunity at Imtech Marine USA, a company with deep roots in high…
  • MV Bulk Ingenuity Detained in Queensland

    gCaptain
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    A Hong Kong flagged vessel was detained in Queensland following a Port State Control (PSC) inspection conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) which identified a number of deficiencies. MV Bulk Ingenuity was detained under the Navigation Act 2012 for failing to carry relevant nautical charts and publications as required under international shipping convention and failing to prepare a voyage plan taking into account the Designated Shipping Area (DSA) of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on a voyage from China to Abbot Point. AMSA inspected the vessel following the…
  • Dry Bulk Shipping Set to Rebound as China Closes Iron Ore Mines

    Bloomberg
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Bulk carrier departing Port Hedland, Australia. Photo courtesy Port Hedland Port Authority By Jasmine Ng July 31 (Bloomberg) — Iron ore posted a second straight monthly increase this year on speculation that demand for imports in China may be improving, helping to absorb a global surplus as local supplies in the largest buyer are displaced. Ore with 62 percent content delivered to Tianjin climbed 1.9 percent this month, according to data from The Steel Index Ltd. The raw material fell 0.3 percent to $95.60 a dry ton today, extending losses this year to 29 percent. Prices gained 2.2…
  • Kurdish Oil Cargo Unloaded at Sea, Destination a Mystery

    Reuters
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    United Emblem, a 2010-built Suezmax tanker, image via Marine Management Services, Inc. By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed. The United Emblem, which is carrying more than 1 million barrels of oil, is one of three tankers loaded with oil from the autonomous Kurdish region, which is trying to sell oil independently. Iraqi Kurdistan is locked in a bitter legal and diplomatic…
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  • Keep Your Cool: Best Coolers for a Day on the Water

    Nicki Belczak
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    The sun’s up, the heat is on,  and you’re heading out for a well-deserved day chillin’ on the water. How are you going to keep your cool? Break out of the box! Many coolers today offer innovative features and amenities that add fun to your refreshment. Check these out: ‘Coolest’ cooler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJO5IR51C9k The “Coolest” is a crowd-funded project on Kickstarter. It blew it’s goal of raising $50,000 out of the water and currently has raised $7,500,000 with over a month left in the campaign. The “Coolest” has a battery…
  • 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…
 
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  • Enigma XK Adventuring With EYOS Expeditions

    Diane M. Byrne
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    In a few months, the 233-foot (71-meter) megayacht Enigma XK will be in Antarctica. She’ll be cruising with two special guests aboard: staff from EYOS Expeditions. The owner is particularly keen on charter guests getting a truly adventurous—and safe—experience. And, the relationship doesn’t end in Antarctica. Enigma XK will continue to work with EYOS Expeditions […] The post Enigma XK Adventuring With EYOS Expeditions appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • JFA Yachts 164 Explorer

    Megayacht News Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Along the same vein as its previous expedition yachts like Axantha I, Axantha II, Bystander, and even the motorsailer Hortense, JFA Yachts has this 164 Explorer ready to build upon contract signing. The 164’1” (50.03-meter) yacht makes the most of her waterline length. The latter comes in at 163 feet (49.69 meters). So, too, is […] The post JFA Yachts 164 Explorer appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Project Solar Hull Arrives at Oceanco: VIDEO

    Diane M. Byrne
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Here’s a peek at the largest sailing superyacht in build in The Netherlands. Well, part of the largest sailing superyacht. It’s the hull of project Solar, developed by Oceanco with Dykstra Naval Architects and Nuvolari-Lenard. The 348-foot (106-meter) project Solar was announced in 2012. Only a handful of details have been revealed. Much of the […] The post Project Solar Hull Arrives at Oceanco: VIDEO appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Perseus³ Mast Stepping, in Pictures

    Diane M. Byrne
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The 56th hull in Perini Navi’s sailing-superyacht fleet is looking more and more like the sloop she’ll be upon delivery. The 192’3” (58.6-meter) Perseus³ now has her mast in place, one of the tallest in the world. It rises 248’7” (75.8 meters) high. The mast was manufactured of carbon fiber by Future Fibres. The same […] The post Perseus³ Mast Stepping, in Pictures appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Queen Grace Returns Home for Refit

    Diane M. Byrne
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    A two-month stay at Horizon, where she was built, refreshed the overall look of the nearly six-year-old Queen Grace. The 105-footer (32-meter) was already due for a haul-out and maintenance works. The owner of Queen Grace, a restaurateur, is passionate about his yacht and his leisure time. He therefore decided the yacht, built in 2008, […] The post Queen Grace Returns Home for Refit 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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  • West Marine Boat Photo Calendar Contest

    Diane Seltzer
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Submit a boating life photograph for a chance to win gift card and place in 2015 member calendar Think your boating photo deserve to be showcased to thousands of boaters like you? Enter West Marine’s 3rd annual boat photo contest and your photo may be featured in their calendar… and you’ll be rewarded with some extra spending money too! Each year West Marine, one of the largest retailers for the boating and water sports industry, holds an annual calendar photo contest to collect boating lifestyle photos for a chance to win a $100 West Marine Gift Card and be featured in…
  • 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…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 01/08/2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Consequently, the focus of our newsletter today is to take a detailed look at what we have described as “the true home of the superyacht community”. Amongst the subjects we discuss is the opening for the brand new Yacht Club de Monaco, which Superyachts.com were fortunate enough to visit some months back. Elsewhere in today’s newsletter, we bring you an exclusive video of CRN’s new 61-metre motoryacht Saramour. First launched back in March at CRN’s Ancona shipyard, M/Y Saramour is billed as offering design elements that draw inspiration from the automotive sector…
  • CRN Release Video of 61-Metre M/Y Saramour

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Built entirely in CRN’s Ancona shipyard, M/Y Saramour boasts naval design and engineering by the CRN Technical Department, while the design firm Francesco Paszkowski Design developed the yacht’s exterior lines and her interior. Billed as offering design elements that draw inspiration from the automotive sector, the vessel features five guest cabins, two suites, two VIP cabins and the master stateroom. The interior has also been designed to make room for a large number of works of art chosen by the owner to turn the yacht into a veritable large art gallery. In the central part of…
  • Monaco: The True Home of the Superyacht Community

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    Last year, the Principality launched an initiative named “Monaco: Capital of Yachting”, chaired by Bernard d’Alessandri who now acts as Secretary General of the new Yacht Club de Monaco. This movement was set up with representatives from the Sovereign Prince’s Cabinet in collaboration with yachting professionals. In line with the Minister of State’s wishes, the purpose of the commission was to put forward areas to the government that could be developed and courses of action to be taken to boost the Principality’s appeal to yacht owners. “The…
  • Nautor's Swan Announces Contract Signing for Fourth Swan 115

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    The expected delivery of Swan 115-004 is set for 2016, while the first Swan 115 S, the semi-raised saloon version, will set sail next summer from Northern Finland. Enrico Chieffi, CEO of Nautor’s Swan, has seen a steady recovery of the market for larger yachts over the past year and believes the sale of Swan 155-004 is a clear indication of this trend. “We are successfully selling important boats and this is the reward of Nautor’s Swan strong strategic plan. Based on a solid business model and guided by Mr. Ferragamo’s vision for brands, our plan is based on three core…
  • Italian Sea Group Appoints Exclusive Latin America Dealer

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ralph Navarro from FYI Superyachts, a worldwide leader in yachting, brokerage, purchase, new construction and charter, will represent Admiral and Tecnomar for Venezuela, Peru and Colombia. The newest division of Florida Yachts International, FYI Superyachts says it is now moving to a new face of custom build mega yachts. Ralph Navarro its CEO and founder said in a statement: “I'm pleased to announce this joint venture with Admiral Tecnomar. These are very exciting times for the FYI Superyacht Division and the Latin American yachting markets. “Combining our knowledge with the…
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  • Last Call for Sardinian Availability in August!

    Charles Meade
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Sardinia in August – one of the trendiest holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. Dazzlingly beautiful with the breath-taking National Park of La Maddalena, along with the hotspot of Porto Cervo and the cool quaintness of Poltu Quatu and Porto Rotondo. There’s no better time to take an exciting getaway or a romantic escape than August, whilst the skies are blue and the seas are even bluer! We bring you two local yachts with unrivalled knowledge of the area, perfect for your last minute getaways this year. JACO is a sleek little sport yacht with bags of space! Her modern…
  • Celebrities and their Charters – Who’s on What this Summer!

    Charles Meade
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:18 am
    Cannes, Monaco, St Tropez, Porto Cervo and Capri – the hottest yachting destinations in the world. The summer sees the rich and famous descend on the most exclusive towns in the Mediterranean, embarking on the finest of the world’s super yachts and taking dream vacations with family and friends. We’ve spotted the most talked about celebs on the planet on some pretty incredible yachts, and bring you our favourites in the West Mediterranean this season… Sylvester Stallone onboard TE MANU. Seen in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat partying and enjoying some relaxation with his family…
  • 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
    Can You Get Your Ex Back At Boatbookings.com 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…
  • 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…
 
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  • 8 Nights for Price of 7 on 130-Foot Westport Miss Michelle

    courtney
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    A lot of people think of the Bahamas as a winter yacht charter destination, but the weather is often better at this time of year—before the Christmas winds chill and chop the waters from the Abacos to the Exumas during December and January. Right now, as July is settling in, the Bahamas are a wonderful place to be aboard a boat, whether you join your charter yacht in the hub of Nassau or via one of the smaller, short-flight airports in the Bahamian islands of Marsh Harbour and Georgetown. Average July air temperatures in the Bahamas range from 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and winds are…
  • Sailing Yachts Have Availability Now in South Pacific Paradise

    Mike
    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

    Mike
    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

    Mike
    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

    courtney
    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…
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  • Greece Sends Ships To Libya To Evacuate Embassy, Foreign Nationals

    Reuters
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    Greece is sending a frigate and two other vessels to Libya to evacuate workers at its embassy in Tripoli as well as a few hundred Chinese and European nationals, government officials said on 31st July.
  • Kurdish Oil Cargo Unloaded At Sea, Destination A Mystery

    Reuters
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed.
  • ClassNK To Support Research of Condition-Based Engine Monitoring Systems

    MI News Network
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it will participate in a joint project together with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and MES Technoservice Co., Ltd. (Managing Director: Shinichi Fukuda). ClassNK will support research into the development of condition-based engine monitoring systems for the Mitsui MAN B&W engine.
  • MPA Launches Campaign To Promote A Safety-First Culture At Sea

    MI News Network
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    The Safety@Sea Singapore campaign was launched on 31st July at Marina South Pier. Led by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the campaign is an industry-wide effort to increase awareness of safe practices and inculcate a safety-first culture at sea.
  • North America’s First LNG Ferry Launched

    MI News Network
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    A new LNG-fuelled LR Classed ferry was launched at the Fincantieri shipyard in Naples last month. It represents the latest generation of ferry that Fincantieri is building for Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), a Québec Government Corporation that operates in maritime passenger transport.
 
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  • Are You Missing Something?

    mario.vittone@gmail.com (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@gmail.com (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@gmail.com (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@gmail.com (Mario Vittone)
    16 Jun 2013 | 12:22 pm
    Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Share
  • Dangerous Distance

    mario.vittone@gmail.com (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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  • Living Aboard a Yacht – Cooking Baigan

    Mike Dickens
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    Living Aboard a Yacht – Dinner Anyone?Cooking Baigan Living aboard a yacht is one of the most gratifying things a person can do.  With the many sights and smells you encounter, I am surprised more do not choose to do it.  Dining aboard while living aboard a yacht takes on a different light.  Foods and tastes become so different.  I find that living aboard a yacht make my creative juices flow. So I love to cook Caribbean dishes; they give dining while living aboard a yacht a touch of being in the tropics.  In this dish we are going to be using a staple of the tropics, the lowly…
  • Cruising Club

    Mike Dickens
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Cruising Club In an effort to coordinate as many cruising people together we have formed a new cruising club – called the Atlantic Powerboat Club. The cruising club is open to any owner of a power cruising boat; you are welcome. We have built a Facebook page to allow us to communicate and talk about boat issues. We wish to use our Facebook page to coordinate events and gatherings for all.  If you are interested , please feel free to join. We encourage each member to use the site to coordinate events and cruises for your local group. But we decided not to restrict it to Florida as we…
  • Trawler Life – Orange Grilled Chicken

    Mike Dickens
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Trawler Life – Caribbean Orange Grilled Chicken Enjoying the  trawler life…..cooking aboard a boat is always spectacular.  There is never a bad meal cook aboard.  But cooking on the water has an ambiance that is unmatched anywhere.  That why I enjoy cooking the Caribbean Orange Grilled Chicken; the smell of that orange aroma on the back deck is out of this world. I do hope you are enjoying this summer of boating and grilling outdoors as much as I am; the trawler life cannot be beat. The warm summer temperatures, smell of the hickory smoke and blaze of the grill get me excited. As…
  • Just Messing About in Boats

    Mike Dickens
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    Just Messing About in Boats It was said “believe me, my friend, there is nothing….absolutely nothing….half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”…..by Kenneth Grahame in Wind in the Willows I could not have said it better myself. We left a few weeks back for a 5 day cruise; just to be out on the water. As a full-time live aboard and yacht broker, getting away for a few days is pure ecstasy. We spent the a few days on the hook at our favorite anchorage, Cumberland Island…….. just messing about in boats. We took our dingy out at first light…
  • International Boat Buying

    Mike Dickens
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    International Boat Buying Buyer from Singapore 1986 40 Heritage East Some time ago I received an email from a man from Singapore who had read about me on this website. He asked if I did any international boat buying.  He also asked my opinion about two yachts that I did not have. I responded and gave him my thoughts. We conversed for the next few days via email about boats, styles, qualities, etc. I picked him up at Jacksonville International Airport a week or so later and took him to look at 10 used motor yachts from Hilton Head, SC to Jacksonville, FL. He previewed all of the used motor…
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