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  • Where are the Runabout Diesels? Come On! 

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    Brett Becker
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    The runabout industry needs to wake up and start building with diesel power.
  • Presidential Yacht Sequoia Lawsuit Continues

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    Diane M. Byrne
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One year after the acceptance of a default motion in the Sequoia lawsuit, the court case still remains active. In addition, the longest-serving Presidential yacht in American history has not exchanged hands. It’s the latest chapter in a nearly two-year, ugly battle over Sequoia, built in 1925 and cruised aboard by Presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin […] The post Presidential Yacht Sequoia Lawsuit Continues appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • First Carbon Fiber Main Propeller Installed On a Merchant Ship

    gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co. this week announced the world’s first installation of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on the main propulsion system of a merchant vessel. The CFRP propeller, which was manufactured by Nakashima Propeller, was installed in May on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK at the Marugame-based Koa industry Co. in Japan. The propeller was manufactured with support from ClassNK, which granted approval for the design and manufacturing process, as well as provided research and funding…
  • Blue Moon in the Great Lakes

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    5 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Peter Sepetanc took this photo of Blue Moon in Amherstburg Ontario. It  came from Lake Erie into the mouth of the Detroit River between the mainland and Boblo island this morning at 8 am.
  • Two rescued by helicopter from stricken boat close to Niagara Falls

    YBW News
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    The pair were winched up from their anchored boat in the exclusion zone near Niagara Falls
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  • Blue Moon in the Great Lakes

    Ask the Boater
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Peter Sepetanc took this photo of Blue Moon in Amherstburg Ontario. It  came from Lake Erie into the mouth of the Detroit River between the mainland and Boblo island this morning at 8 am.
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  • Beautiful Thousand Islands Video!

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    9 Jan 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Be sure to view in full screen!
  • Why We Love the Thousand Islands!

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    11 Aug 2013 | 10:01 am
    Turn up the volume and enjoy the video of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands by helicopter! Breathtaking!
  • Now That’s a Ship!

    Ask the Boater
    1 Jul 2013 | 5:12 am
    Stunning views of the new Royal Princess officially named by Kate Middleton.
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  • First Carbon Fiber Main Propeller Installed On a Merchant Ship

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co. this week announced the world’s first installation of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on the main propulsion system of a merchant vessel. The CFRP propeller, which was manufactured by Nakashima Propeller, was installed in May on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK at the Marugame-based Koa industry Co. in Japan. The propeller was manufactured with support from ClassNK, which granted approval for the design and manufacturing process, as well as provided research and funding…
  • Join gCaptain’s Career Page – The Latest Featured Jobs

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    LABOR DAY SPECIAL!!! Right now you can purchase a 5 pack of Premium Listings for only $999. This is a savings of over $1100. This price will only be good through Labor day, so make sure you don’t miss out. The 5 credits are good for 365 days from date of purchase. Find this special offer in the “Products / Pricing / Specials” section on your homepage. Job Seekers: Register now! As a reader of gCaptain we want to make sure you are the first to know that the gCaptain Job Board has just recently upgraded to allow you to import your resume directly from your LinkedIn…
  • Altantic Offshore PSV Gets Artist’s Touch

    Mike Schuler
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Photo courtesy Atlantic Offshore Norwegian offshore supply shipowner Atlantic Offshore can now boast that it is the owner of the “coolest looking” vessel in the North Sea following the delivery and painting of the new Ocean Art PSV this week in Stavanger, Norway. Altantic Offshore came up with the idea almost by chance as the Ocean Art’s delivery and christening during the ONS offshore energy conference in Stavanger just happen to coincide with the Nuart street art festival. Polish street artist Mariusz “M-City” Waras agreed to take on the project and spent three…
  • Shell Submits Revised Arctic Drilling Plan – Report

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    The Kulluk semi-submersible, left, towed by the Aiviq, followed by the Noble Discoverer drillship depart Seattle for Alaska’s north slope in June 2012. Photo: Vigor Aug 29 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc has sought permission from the U.S. government to drill in the Arctic Ocean and is keeping open the possibility that it could drill there next summer, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. The newspaper reported that Shell had filed an exploration plan for approval by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the agency that controls offshore drilling rights. The plan addresses…
  • Pirates Hijack Thai Oil Tanker Off Malaysia

    Mike Schuler
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    V.L. 14 courtesy ReCAAP ISC A pirate gang operating in Malaysian waters hijacked an oil products tanker on Thursday off the small of island of Pulau Tioman before making off with the ship’s cargo, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery reported Friday. Approximate location of the hijacking. An incident report from the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre said that a group of six armed pirates approached the tanker V.L. 14 in a speedboat at approximately 10 p.m. local time as the vessel was underway about 30 nautical miles north of Pulau Tioman. The pirates…
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  • Redfin Report: The 10 Best Cities for Boaters

    Guest Author
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This is a guest post by Christin Camacho.This post originally appeared on the Redfin Blog and has been re-posted with thanks to Redfin and With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, millions of boat owners will be fueling up their tanks in preparation for the last big hurrah of the boating season. According to Discover Boating, an estimated 89 million Americans go boating each year. If you’re one of those boaters, you’ve probably dreamed of owning property on a river, lake or ocean and living the ultimate American Dream. To help guide you in the right direction, Redfin…
  • Top Tow Tubes for Your Boat

    Michael Perulli
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Summer is coming to a close but there is still plenty of fun to be had on the water. We’ve assembled a list of the towables that we’ve enjoyed the most this season. Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments! One Person Tubes Connelly Racer This is a versatile tube that allows the rider to sit or kneel with four different handles. This tube should probably be reserved for riders with a little more experience but will be able to handle some decent speed and waves. O’Brien Screamer This comfortabledeck-style tube has a heavy duty cover, two padded areas and four…
  • Best Apps for Fishing

    Guest Author
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    This is a guest post by Steve Rosenberg Any fisherman that has ever been skunked before will tell you that they’ll do whatever it takes to have a better chance at reeling in the big one. Though it may run contrary to the idea of fishing to keep you phone nearby, if it can help a little, who are we to say no? FindMeFish (iOS and Android) – Free Hiring a professional fishing guide can cost hundreds of dollars a day. With FindMeFish, you get the experience of a fishing guide at a fraction of the cost. Guides upload their fishing tips, with GPS coordinates, and allow you to download…
  • Nine Historic Lighthouses in the United States

    Nicki Belczak
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    On August 7, 1789 the United States Congress had the bright idea to approve an act “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.” It only took two hundred years for Congress to have another bright idea—and in 1989 it passed a resolution to designate August 7th as National Lighthouse Day to celebrate the anniversary of the lighthouse act. Originally erected to enhance safety and boost trade along our country’s coasts, lighthouses were once important landmarks and critical navigation aids, casting brilliant beams to guide ships safely to harbor…
  • August Boating Event Roundup

    Michael Perulli
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Wakestock festival will be held in Muskoka, Canada August 7 through August 10 August is the busiest boating month of the year in North America and with all that boating, it’s easy to overlook some of the great events that are happening. Fear not, we’ve assembled the major events happening this month in the list below. Did we miss any of your favorites? Boat Shows Progressive Insurance Michigan City In-Water Boat Show August 7-10 Washington Park, Michigan City, IN Progressive Insurance North American Demo Boat Show August 21-24 Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH…
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  • Presidential Yacht Sequoia Lawsuit Continues

    Diane M. Byrne
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One year after the acceptance of a default motion in the Sequoia lawsuit, the court case still remains active. In addition, the longest-serving Presidential yacht in American history has not exchanged hands. It’s the latest chapter in a nearly two-year, ugly battle over Sequoia, built in 1925 and cruised aboard by Presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin […] The post Presidential Yacht Sequoia Lawsuit Continues appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Skat Being Refitted by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit and Strametco

    Diane M. Byrne
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    The famed, militaristic-looking megayacht Skat is no stranger to Royal Huisman’s Huisfit service. So it only makes senses that Skat is a customer once again. Royal Huisman is collaborating with fellow Netherlands-based Strametco for the project. Founded in 2012, Strametco is located in Harlingen. It’s accessible via the North Sea without bridges or locks. Blasting […] The post Skat Being Refitted by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit and Strametco appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Montenegro’s Dukley Marina Joins 1782 Club

    Megayacht News Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The 1782 Club of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas has a new member. It’s Dukley Marina, in Budva, Montenegro. The 1782 Club was formed a few months ago. It groups together marinas primarily in the Mediterranean and Caribbean under a cross-promotional umbrella. (Additional marinas in emerging markets are in discussion.) The properties further benefit from Camper […] The post Montenegro’s Dukley Marina Joins 1782 Club appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • VIDEO: BV80, Semi-Custom Megayacht by Blohm+Voss

    Diane M. Byrne
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Blohm+Voss is stirring up interest in a new megayacht project, the BV80. The German builder is stirring interest in more than one way, too. It created a YouTube video to promote BV80—before a press release has been issued or notice has appeared on its own website. Engineering for the hull and superstructure has also already […] The post VIDEO: BV80, Semi-Custom Megayacht by Blohm+Voss appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Shipyard Spotlight: Royal Huisman

    Diane M. Byrne
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Family-run shipyards hold special appeal with some megayacht buyers. Royal Huisman’s admirers certainly respect how current operations are under the fourth generation of Huismans. Of course, there’s more to a yacht builder than family bonds. There’s reliability, and a desire to continuously achieve. Royal Huisman was established in 1884 by Jan Jans Huisman. Wooden fishing […] The post Shipyard Spotlight: Royal Huisman appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • Employee Spotlight: Scott Howell

    Amy Imerman
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
      At Cannons Marina, we like to blog about some of our employees so you can get to know the GREAT people who work here and how talented the people are who work on your boats. Today, we are introducing you to Scott Howell, a Rigger and Parts Technician. Scott is not only awesome at […] The post Employee Spotlight: Scott Howell appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Boating Destinations around Anna Maria Island

    Amy Imerman
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    When you own or rent a boat, you get to see the hidden beauty that Anna Maria Island has and is just waiting to be discovered…by you.  There are many places to visit by boat around Anna Maria Island, and we’ve got a few spots to tell you about that are locals’ favorites.   1. […] The post Boating Destinations around Anna Maria Island appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • 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.
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  • Design a Better Life Jacket Contest

    Diane Seltzer
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition challenges boaters to invent a better life jacket design for a chance to win $10,000 Boaters are always looking for better ways to do things on board. In fact, our first-hand experiences on boats have helped produced some of the most inventive marine gear and boating accessories on the market today. If you are an armchair inventor with ideas for a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat then this contest is for you! The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National…
  • Sailing Around the Leeward Islands, French Polynesia

    Kate Flannery
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Navigating the islands of Tahiti – photo by by Pierre Lesage Navigating the waters and islands of Tahiti by boat – with tips on inlet anchorages, marina berths and amazing must-see destinations on your trip French Polynesia comprises of 118 islands of which the best known is Tahiti, earning it the unofficial name Tahiti and Her Islands. Popular tourist destinations are scattered all around them, and everyone knows that the best way to see Tahiti is by boat. If you are heading to Tahiti aboard your own yacht, or even chartering one, it is easy to form your itinerary, see the best…
  • Boating Book for Kids Teaches Boat Safety and Fun

    Diane Seltzer
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl is a children’s book that inspires kids to love the boating lifestyle while emphasizing the importance of boat safety Whether you have a kid who already loves boating, or want to introduce your child to boating, the children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl shows children how boating can be both safe and fun. The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl is a fun and educational book designed to teach kids (both boys and girls) about the adventures of boating while reinforcing boat safety practices on the water – like always wearing a…
  • What to Know When Purchasing a Wakeboard Rack

    Patrick Gerald
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Big Air Vapor Tower from Wake Essentials How to chose the best wakeboard storage rack equipment for your boat When you want wakeboard racks for boats, your choices are practically endless. The main purpose of a rack is storage or organization for your equipment, but there are different features of racks depending on your needs and your boat. When purchasing a rack, there are many elements that determine what you will need. What to Ask When Purchasing a Wakeboard Rack Here are some basic things you should know when shopping for a wakeboard rack: • What boards or skis are you storing? •…
  • 3 Reasons Your Family will Love Your New Boat

    Kate Flannery
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Why owning a boat is more affordable than you think… and a worthwhile investment in your family leisure time Most of us live in the vicinity of a body of water, be it a river, a lake, a sea or an ocean. We are well aware of the opportunities it offers, but actually taking the plunge and buying a boat is simply too big a step for most. Rentals will get you far enough, but if you find yourself in a situation where you have the time, money, and good will, and you start window shopping with a little more intent, it is time to treat yourself with the real deal. Like with any big purchase,…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 29/08/2014

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    Three new launches have been announced in time to join the 40 new launches attending the Monaco Yacht show at the close of September. Sunrise Yachts has launched this brand-new 45m motor yacht five years after introducing the highly-acclaimed ‘Africa’, her beautiful tri-deck sister ship. Tansu also joined the list of shipyards to launch a distinctive superyacht under the name of Alyssa, a characteristic style and another fantastic addition to the Monaco Yacht Show; joining her will be the 26m WallyKokoNuts. On the industry movement front an impressive 80 million euro were opened…
  • Tansu Launch Alyssa For World Debut At 2014 MYS

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Alyssa will be one of the 40 newly launched yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show and one of three new launches confirmed this week to attend the events across Port Hercules from September 24th – 27th. Shortly after delivering the 37.92m motor yacht So’Mar, the launch and delivery of Alyssa confirms Tansu’s position as a unique shipyard which is undergoing increased activity with an increasing global focus on yachts with true style and character.
  • WallyKokoNut To Debut At 2014 MYS

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    The second hull in the WallyAce line, WallyKokoNut is a displacement yacht with famed Wally style and will be making it’s grand debut at the Monaco Yacht Show; presenting a legion of unique characteristics to visitors at the most revered yacht show in the world. The WallyAce 26m line is a semi-custom range built using the sandwich GRP construction technology. The hull skins are 50% thicker than those required by the Classification Register, offering up to three times the mandatory solidity and toughness, to provide a true round-the-world cruiser. WallyKokoNut features over 50 sqm of…
  • Ferretti Group Approves €80m Share Capital Increase

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Ferretti International Holding S.p.A. (FIH) is the holding company of Ferretti, in which the reference shareholder Weichai Group Holding Hong Kong Investment Co. Ltd., The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, SVP Special Situations LLC, through several investment funds and vehicles related to it, and other minority shareholders, hold interests. The FIH share capital increase, approved by the shareholders, considerably boosts the investment that the Ferretti shareholders, and in particular the majority shareholder Weichai Group Holding Hong Kong Investment Co. Ltd., made in Italy. The result is that…
  • Northrop & Johnson Sell S/Y Nuberu Nau

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    This custom performance sailing yacht was built in 2001 to Bureau Veritas. During an extensive in 2010, Nuberu Nau received new Future Fibers rigging and sails, a new engine, paint, appliances and additional upgrades. Her centerboard allows for shallow-water and blue-water cruising. Nuberu Nau’s sleek, contemporary exterior with two cockpits counterpoints her classic mahogany interior. A spacious light-filled salon leads to three forward staterooms with en-suite baths and crew quarters aft. This comfortable, easy-to-handle vessel is pure pleasure to sail. 
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  • C-Shel's Move From the Rideau to the St. Lawrence River

    Sheldon Regular
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    I really do enjoy writing for our blog, however, you would never say it, by the amount of posts I put here giving updates on our travels. Such is life I guess, with the demands of work, and leisure for that matter. The biggest news is that the C-Shel has left the Rideau. Last year, given all the talk of the mismanagement of the system by Parks Canada, we thought there might be a mass exodus of boaters off the system to the 1000 islands, St. Lawrence River. This we thought, would cause a shortage of available dock space in the 1000 Islands region, so we decided to get ahead of the game…
  • 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…
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  • Escape to The South of France for a Gourmet Sejour on Motor Yacht NAJADE!

    Cordelia Oakes-Ash
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    If you love your food, NAJADE is the yacht for you!  Chef Christophe Fischbach uses the finest ingredients and naturally grown regional products to create wonderful meals heavily influenced by his travels worldwide.  Boatbookings charter broker Cordelia recently visited this yacht for lunch and was treated to the incredible menu below: The stunning Feadship NAJADE was launched in 1965 and has been meticulously maintained, making her look like she was launched just yesterday.  Her tasteful decor exudes a feeling of luxury and gradeur.  Her top deck is a truly marvellous place to relax and…
  • September Days at Bâoli Beach Club

    Ben Sutton
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    The Cannes beach club scene is as popular and sought after as Pampelonne Beach in St Tropez, with the addition of the Croisette and its world class shops at your beckoned call. Bâoli Beach Club is located in front of the Marriot hotel and just a stones throw away from the more popular Carlton, Martinez and The Majestic hotels. With a miles worth of private beach clubs to choose from, why would you choose Bâoli Beach Club over the very popular Z Plage, Plage 45 or Vegaluna? A Day at Bâoli Beach Club Settle into the comfort and refreshing space of your lounger, whether it be on the wide…
  • Indonesia Honeymoon Yacht Charters

    Ben Sutton
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    For those newly weds that are looking for a real adventure on their honeymoon, Indonesia provides a unique combination of stunning scenery, amazing underwater diversity, and land based cultural experiences. Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, straddling the equator with over 17,000 islands and 80,000 km of coastline to explore. Many of the islands provide an amazing variety of volcanic scenery, marine life and enticing cultures, as well as sailing and diving adventures that are not to be missed. This crewed sailing yacht has recently been lovingly converted into one of the most…
  • An Insight into the BVI this Winter

    Ben Sutton
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    According to Charter Director, Allison Cecilio, why should you choose just one island when you can explore as many as your heart desires!  The stunning 50-plus islands and cays that comprise the British Virgin Islands have two great assets, they are easily accessible and its virgin beauty.  They have been known for years as a “sailor’s paradise” and what better way to explore these islands than on your own private charter catamaran.  Discover one of “Nature’s Little Secrets” with your family and friends this January on one of the best holidays of your life; you’ll treasure…
  • ECSTASEA. The Ultimate Yacht to Match Monaco’s Ultimate Apartment

    William Clay
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Monaco is the ultimate millionaire’s playground. A place where you can lose 1 million euros in the casino before driving away in your custom Ferrari and nobody will bat an eyelid. In terms of glamour and wealth, Monaco is pretty much unrivalled. This is underlined by the unveiling of the world’s most expensive apartment. For an estimated £240 million, you could own the top 5 stories of the brand new Odeon Tower. Square footage doesn’t come cheap in Monaco, with most apartments being very much on the small side. The super-sized flats in the Odeon Tower are therefore a…
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  • Camarina Royale is an Enticing New Option

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Summertime is an exceptional season for yacht charter in the Bahamas. The waters are warm, the tourists are fewer than during the winter months and plenty of terrific charter yachts are available. Itineraries can begin in Nassau and run south throughout the Exumas, or you can fly into Marsh Harbour and explore the Abacos archipelago. In both regions, you’ll find white sandy beaches, aquamarine harbors and plenty of great snorkeling and fishing. Truly, the Bahamas are tough to beat for summertime fun on the water. And now there’s one more reason for fans of yacht charter to consider the…
  • End-of-Summer Special on a Gourmet Gulet

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Here’s something our team at Yachtstore can say for certain about every luxury yacht charter in Turkey: You will not go hungry. For the Turkish people, generosity is just the starting point when it comes to putting out a spread of food for a buffet lunch or dinner. Often, as many as a dozen options are arrayed on the yacht’s aft deck table, everything from salads and spreads to seafood and lamb to homemade sweets and honey-laden treats. And the real beauty of the process is that because most Turkish cuisine is natural and healthy, you can eat to your heart’s content while rarely gaining…
  • Marae, Lady M and Safira are Giving Great Deals Right Now

    11 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    August is the heart of the prime cruising season in New England. From Newport to Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard and beyond, regattas are coming alive and clambakes are filling the beaches. The whaling museums and living-history exhibits are bringing America’s sailing history to life, and the cobblestone streets are filled with shops offering nautical souvenirs that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. courtesy: Ben Ramirez It’s a great time of year for yacht charter in New England weather-wise, too, with warm breezes by day and temperatures just cool enough to warrant a light…
  • Far II Kind Has Immediate Availability

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    The Western Mediterranean is awash in sailing yachts during the summer, many of them congregating in Spain’s Balearic Isles and the South of France. Southern Italy is a bit farther off the beaten course, with itineraries from Naples on the mainland to Sicily offshore. The beginning of August is prime time for experiencing the best that this Italian region has to offer, but it can often be challenging to find charter yachts of top quality here at the last minute. All too often, by the time the first week of August is on the calendar, the ship has literally sailed in terms of trying to book a…
  • 8 Nights for Price of 7 on 130-Foot Westport Miss Michelle

    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…
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  • AIS Opens New State-Of-The-Art Offshore Survival Centre

    MI News Network
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    Our brand new £2.5m state-of-the-art offshore survival training centre has opened its doors for business on North Tyneside. The new 20,000 sq ft centre is located beside our existing world-class 120,000 sq ft training village in North Shields, comprising of 11 bespoke centres.
  • Can The Green Approach To Shipping Be Profitable?

    MI News Network
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    In recent times, growing concern about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions.
  • 10 Amazing “World’s First” Maritime Vessels Under Development

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    The maritime industry is moving towards an increased use of green technologies driven primarily by new emissions standards. As a result, maritime vessels are being built with technologically advanced systems and designs. Let's take a look at ten amazing one-of-its-kind vessels that are presently under development.
  • How Wireless Technology Can Dramatically Improve Ship Safety?

    MI News Network
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Quickly and efficiently evacuating passengers and crew from a ship in case of emergency is a matter of life and death. With a view to prevent tragedies such as the sinking of COSTA Concordia in 2012, the LYNCEUS project set out to revolutionise how rescues can be conducted.
  • Ocean Art – Atlantic Offshore’s New PSV (Photos)

    MI News Network
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Atlantic offshore's platform supply vessel was officially named - Ocean Art on Thursday, 28th August, 2014. The PSV was delivered on 8th August from Kleven Myklebust, Gursken. It was then decorated by artists of M-City.
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  • New Boat to Market – 1973 43 Gulfstar

    Mike Dickens
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    New Boat to Market – 1973 43 Gulfstar $52,000.00 This 43 Gulfstar Classic is a very spacious and comfortable cruising or live-aboard boat. She has a 3’6″ draft, a full, prop protecting keel. This 43 Gulfstar Classic is powered by twin Perkins 130 horsepower diesels that burn 2.2 gallons an hour at 7 knots. This boat has been beautifully maintained. On board the accommodations are spacious with lots of storage room. The interior is fully done in teak. The boat can be operated at the fly bridge or lower helm. This 43 Gulfstar Classic is a boat not to be missed. Highlights of…
  • Blue Water Sailboats

    Mike Dickens
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    I get asked often about what makes  good blue water sailboats. Here are some thoughts I’d like to share. Ocean sailing on blue water sailboats is more than recreation; it is a learning platform, observation post, a transportation system for awareness, and a delivery system for understanding. Ocean sailing is often both physically and mentally demanding. Ocean cruising aboard blue water sailboats can be one of the most miserable and enjoyable sports in the world, both at the same time. Ocean cruising people have learned how to manage their lives, including relationships and money,…
  • Yacht Market Update – August 2014

    Mike Dickens
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    August 2014 Yacht Market Update In this yacht market update, we can report that brokerage boat sales declined in July, with the volume of sales off by 8 percent and the total value of boats sold off by 1 percent, compared to July 2013. According to reports by YachtWorld member brokerages in, 3,287 boats were sold for $297 million, whereas a year ago, July sales were 3,569 boats valued at $300 million. According to this yacht market update, powerboat and sailboat sales were lower by similar percentages, with 2,753 powerboats sold, a decline of 8 percent from 2,981, and 534…
  • Boat of the Week – 37 Wellcraft Martinique

    Mary Dickens
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 37 Wellcraft Martinique This well styled boat is as good as new, with a spacious interior made for cruising. Powered by the new 8.1 380 h.p. Mercruisers with V-drive inboards, and designed with a deep-V hull for superior cruising. The Martinique is the most modern express cruiser around. This 37 Wellcraft Martinique includes an upgraded interior package with cherry wood finish and recessed lighting throughout the cabin. The mid-cabin floor plan has a spacious galley with a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker and a glass top electric stove. The master…
  • Choosing the Best Vessel

    Mike Dickens
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Choosing the Best Vessel Folks often ask me “what is the absolute best type vessel to go cruising in”. I ask them back, well what you want to do with the vessel. Boating in the rivers and bays is one thing; taking to the big ocean is another! Taking to the ocean in a vessel can be daunting. The sea can and will claim your life if she is misunderstood and not respected. When we talk about rough seas in a vessel we have to be relevant. What is rough for some vessels is not for others. So the first thing to learn about rough seas is more about your vessel. What kind of vessel is it? How big…
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