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  • 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.
  • Lucky escape for teenager as River Thames dare almost costs him his life

    YBW News
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Tower RNLI lifeboat rescued a 16-year-old from the Thames on Sunday after he jumped into the water following a dare from friends
  • Inside Artemis Racing

    Yachting World News
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    At the formal launch in Stockholm of the Swedish AC campaign I talked to Iain Percy about the road ahead
  • On Rockaway Reef, Taking Dinner to Go, on the Point of a Spear

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Eschewing the traditional rod and reel, spear fishermen dive about 40 feet under brown-green water to capture bass, porgies and triggerfish.
  • Shipbuilding in the 1940s – When the Slumbering American Industrial Giant Woke Up

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    Rob Almeida
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Screen shot via youtube More than 747 vessels were built at the four Richmond Kaiser Shipyards on the west coast of the United States during World War II. These yards sent a new Liberty ship down the ways every 50 days or so using mass assembly line techniques and pre-made parts. During a special competition between the yards, one of the Richmond shipyards constructed the Liberty ship Robert E. Peary in 4 days, 15 hours and 29 minutes after the keel was laid down at the number 2 yard. The following video provides an in-depth look at the Richmond shipyards (located in the city of Richmond,…
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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.
  • Are You Going?

    29 Jan 2014 | 7:03 pm
  • Beautiful Thousand Islands Video!

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

    Ask the Boater
    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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  • Shipbuilding in the 1940s – When the Slumbering American Industrial Giant Woke Up

    Rob Almeida
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Screen shot via youtube More than 747 vessels were built at the four Richmond Kaiser Shipyards on the west coast of the United States during World War II. These yards sent a new Liberty ship down the ways every 50 days or so using mass assembly line techniques and pre-made parts. During a special competition between the yards, one of the Richmond shipyards constructed the Liberty ship Robert E. Peary in 4 days, 15 hours and 29 minutes after the keel was laid down at the number 2 yard. The following video provides an in-depth look at the Richmond shipyards (located in the city of Richmond,…
  • Los Angeles to Sell $340 Million in Bonds to Refurbish Container Port

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Image via Port of Los Angeles, via Facebook By Elizabeth Campbell Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) — The Los Angeles Harbor Department, which runs the busiest container port in the U.S., is selling about $340 million of debt, the most since 2009, after the risk of a crippling strike was reduced by a tentative agreement on health-care costs between longshoremen and shippers. The sale this week will help refinance debt and upgrade facilities at the Port of Los Angeles, according to bond documents. The provisional health-care deal between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing…
  • Marine Corps Helicopter Crashes In Gulf of Aden While Landing Aboard Navy Ship

    Mike Schuler
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    U.S. Navy File Photo Only minor injuries are being reported after a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Aden today while attempting to land aboard a U.S. Navy ship, the Navy said Monday. A statement from the U.S. Navy said that the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea at 2:00 p.m. (GMT) as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) in the Gulf of Aden. All 25 people aboard – including 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors – were recovered safely and brought aboard the USS Mesa Verde. Personnel who sustained minor injuries in the…
  • Time-Lapse Video: PNW U.S. Coast Guard Crews Prepare for The Week

    Mike Schuler
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Last month we saw a day in the life onboard the Edith Maersk and APL Boston 1 year after MLC 2006. Now here’s a video from the U.S. Coast Guard showing Coast Guard crews in the Pacific Northwest as they kickoff their week starting August 25, 2014. A time-lapse video of the men and women of the Coast Guard, and their units in the Pacific Northwest along the Columbia River from Aug. 25, 2014. Highlighted in the video are Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Air Station Astoria, Sector Columbia River, Coast Guard Cutter Fir and the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk. U.S. Coast Guard video…
  • Kurdish Oil Tanker Reappears Off Texas Still Full of Oil

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    A still image from video taken by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker United Kalavyrta (also known as the United Kalavrvta), which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas July 25, 2014.  REUTERS/US Coast Guard HOUSTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – A tanker carrying disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil reappeared on satellite tracking on Monday near Texas, days after having gone silent with a $100 million cargo, but the latest vessel data showed it had not offloaded at sea. According to AIS ship tracking data used by the U.S. Coast Guard…
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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

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    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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  • Atlantic Refit Center Expanding Megayacht Service

    Diane M. Byrne
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Atlantic Refit Center has already welcomed some high-profile megayacht projects to its docks. Now the France-based facility will handle the lion’s share of refits in its region. It’s thanks to winning a competition conducted by the port of La Rochelle. The port wants the city to be considered the go-to refit region on the Atlantic […] The post Atlantic Refit Center Expanding Megayacht Service appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Destination Guide: Costa Rica

    Victoria Hockley
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Costa Rica, translating to “rich coast,” has long been considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world. With a focus on sustainable development and eco-conscious tourism, the country is divided into 20 natural parks and eight biological reserves. Thousands of migratory species travel 20,000 miles annually to make Costa Rica their seasonal home. […] The post Destination Guide: Costa Rica appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Billy Smith, Trinity Yachts: Leadership Series

    Michael Verdon
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It makes sense that Billy Smith and John Dane, who raced sailboats together as kids, lead one of North America’s most highly regarded shipyards, Trinity Yachts. Smith’s family owned several successful marine businesses in New Orleans. His father was an avid sportfisherman and co-founder of the Louisiana Sportfishing Club. Smith divided his early summers between […] The post Billy Smith, Trinity Yachts: Leadership Series appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • ROCK.IT Splashes at Feadship

    Diane M. Byrne
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    A few hundred people attended the launch of ROCK.IT late last week at Feadship. Of course, the owner was among those who watched the 197’10” (60.25-meter) ROCK.IT slip into the water. He had chartered Feadships previously, so the builder was a natural choice for his 35’4” (10.8-meter) beam megayacht. Henk de Vries, a Feadship director, […] The post ROCK.IT Splashes at Feadship appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • 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.
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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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  • Feadship Launches Superyacht ROCK.IT

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    “Each Feadship is unique and no two Feadship owners are the same,” stated Feadship director Henk de Vries to an audience of several hundred guests at the launching ceremony. “It is our privilege at Feadship to create the most amazing yachts on the oceans for the most fascinating people on the planet, and it has been an amazing and sometimes rollercoaster ride to partner with the owner of ROCK.IT. “During his many visits to the yard, we had terrific fun with this unconventional and no-compromise client. His between-your-eyes honesty and tremendous respect for and…
  • 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…
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  • Luxury Yachts in the Maldives for Christmas and New Year

    Kevin Moir
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    In early 2014, the Maldives government introduced new regulations for foreign visiting yachts. Previously, foreign yachts were only allowed to stay for 90 days, but that has now been extended to 180 days or more, making it a more attractive cruising destination for large charter yachts. Here are a few yachts that are making visits to the Maldives later this year: After moving to Phuket 18 months ago and completing several successful charters in Southeast Asia, this beautiful Broward 121, fully refitted before arriving in Thailand last year, will be making its way to the Maldives in December.
  • 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…
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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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  • Boat of the Week – 22 Texas Marine Used Sailboat

    Mary Dickens
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 22 Texas Marine Used Sailboat Good morning everyone, This week’s boat of the week is this 1981 22 Texas Marine Used Sailboat.  This is a nice day sailer in good shape for her age.  Get all her specs and photos at 1981 22 Texas Marine Sailboat.  We also have other used boats for sale that might interest you.   You can read more about the sailing lifestyle by visiting Access Freedom Sailing.
  • Crossing Florida by Boat

    Mike Dickens
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Crossing Florida by Boat 2003 36′ Carver Mariner Crossing Florida by boat with your family can be a fun-filled time. Visualize discovering new sights and sounds, exploring new places, meeting new individuals, and tasting new foods. But crossing Florida by boat won’t be such an event if you don’t plan it correctly. Keep in mind these points to make your crossing Florida by boat a unforgettable one, for all the correct reasons. Understand that a crossing cannot be completed in a sailboat; there is a low railroad bridge on the east side of the lake that prevents a complete…
  • 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…
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