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  • Woman calls coastguard after getting stuck on cruise ship balcony

    YBW News
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    The coastguard praised the woman's actions saying the public should never be afraid to get in touch with them
  • ARC rally start delayed because of local strong winds. ‘Safety is our priority’ say organisers

    Yachting World
    Matthew Sheahan
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    ARC rally start is delayed by one because of local strong windsARC As the rain poured down and lightning lit up the evening sky it was clear that weather during the last week before the start of this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) had been far from the norm for this event. And while the weather maps showed a large high pressure mid Atlantic providing the Catherine wheel off which the north easterly trade winds blow, stronger and more unstable conditions were being dragged down into the Canary Islands region. With this in mind and the more lively than normal conditions close to…
  • Strangers at Sea

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Without having sailed together before, Ryan Breymaier and Pepe Ribes crossed the Atlantic in June in one of five boats competing in a race from New York to Barcelona.
  • Sailor Killed, Two Others Injured in Apparent Lifeboat Accident Off Germany

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    Mike Schuler
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    A Bremen Rescue boat attends to injured sailors from the MTM Westport. Photo credit: GMRS One sailor was killed and two others were seriously injured Friday in an apparent lifeboat accident while off the coast of Germany near the Elbe River. The German Society for Sea Rescue Service reports that its Bremen unit responded Friday morning to a report one man overboard and two seriously injured on board a lifeboat from the Hong Kong-flagged oil and chemical tanker MTM Westport approximately 11 miles southeast of Helgoland, Germany. Rescue boats arrived on scene to attend to those injured while a…
  • Five Unique U.S. Boathouses

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    Colleen Richardson
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    About 50 percent of the country is feeling the arctic chill this week, so why not take a look at some of the coolest spots for boats to keep warm this offseason. Whether you call it a boathouse, a boat garage, or that place where you park your boat, these impressive structures not only deliver the ultimate in waterfront access, but also a home for that beloved vessel year-round. Think warm thoughts and prepare to be wowed by some of the coolest boathouses around the U.S. Round Lake: Charlevoix, Michigan Round Lake, Pat O’Brien & Associates An impressive 9,000 square-foot boathouse,…
 
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  • ARC rally start delayed because of local strong winds. ‘Safety is our priority’ say organisers

    Matthew Sheahan
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    ARC rally start is delayed by one because of local strong windsARC As the rain poured down and lightning lit up the evening sky it was clear that weather during the last week before the start of this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) had been far from the norm for this event. And while the weather maps showed a large high pressure mid Atlantic providing the Catherine wheel off which the north easterly trade winds blow, stronger and more unstable conditions were being dragged down into the Canary Islands region. With this in mind and the more lively than normal conditions close to…
  • Sir Robin Knox-Johnston makes solo sailing history again at 75 with 3rd in class in the Route du Rhum Race – and vows to return in 2018

    Elaine Bunting
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    Sir Robin Knox-Johnston celebrates 3rd in historic Route du Rhum solo raceSir Robin Knox-Johnston on his Open 60 in the Route du RhumSir Robin-Knox Johnston has made solo sailing history again by finishing in 3rd place in the Route du Rhum Race’s Rhum class. Sir Robin, 75, admitted that it had been a tough race in his Open 60, Grey Power, but vowed to be back competing again in the 3,542-mile solo transatlantic race in the next edition in 2018. His race has captured the imaginations of the legions of French supporters of this famous race, among whom he has gained the nickname ‘the…
  • What’s the best way to dispose of abandoned yachts? European options investigated

    Isobel Smith
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    There is a need for a programme around sensible disposing of abandoned boats. Yachting World Editor Elaine Bunting reports on boat recyclingDisposing of abandoned boatsWhat used to be rather romantically thought of as shipwrecks or derelicts are really just non-biodegradable litter in boatyards and along the coastlines of the world – in effect, fly-tipping. The subject of what is known as ‘end-of-life’ hulls comes up periodically, but no one in the industry or any co-ordinating authority has ever suggested a way to deal with the disposing of abandoned boats. Since most abandoned boats…
  • Gallery photos of the Volvo Ocean Race yachts as they sail out of Cape Town in big winds

    Elaine Bunting
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    Great photos of the Volvo Ocean Race yachts racing out of Cape Town on Leg 2 of the raceTeam Dongfeng leaving Cape TownAs the Volvo Ocean Race teams left Cape Town for leg 2 to Abu Dhabi, the team photographers took some of the best photos of the fleet to date. Here are some photos of the crews as they head out in winds gusting over 40 knots. This is going to be a tough and very tactical leg ahead, as the next obstacle after punching through the Agulhas Current is likely to be an area of light winds. The post Gallery photos of the Volvo Ocean Race yachts as they sail out of Cape Town in big…
  • ARC 2014 rally photo gallery – parties and final preparations in full swing

    Elaine Bunting
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Parties and final preparations for the ARC transatlantic rally in photosAs the 180 yachts and crews get ready to set off on the ARC 2014 rally from Las Palmas to St Lucia on Sunday 22 November, here’s a photo gallery that captures some of the excitement, fun and preparations. The post ARC 2014 rally photo gallery – parties and final preparations in full swing appeared first on Yachting World.
 
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  • Sailor Killed, Two Others Injured in Apparent Lifeboat Accident Off Germany

    Mike Schuler
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    A Bremen Rescue boat attends to injured sailors from the MTM Westport. Photo credit: GMRS One sailor was killed and two others were seriously injured Friday in an apparent lifeboat accident while off the coast of Germany near the Elbe River. The German Society for Sea Rescue Service reports that its Bremen unit responded Friday morning to a report one man overboard and two seriously injured on board a lifeboat from the Hong Kong-flagged oil and chemical tanker MTM Westport approximately 11 miles southeast of Helgoland, Germany. Rescue boats arrived on scene to attend to those injured while a…
  • IMO Adopts Landmark Polar Code

    Mike Schuler
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    Earlier this year, the MV Nunavik became the first vessel to carry a cargo of Arctic origins the full length of Canada’s Northwest Passage. Photo courtesy Fednav The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted historic legislation for the improved safety of ships operating in the polar regions and their crews. During the 94th session of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee held this week, the IMO adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, commonly referred to as the Polar Code, as well as related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of…
  • Seven Rescued After Coastal Freighter Sinks Off Haiti

    gCaptain
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Photo:U.S. Coast Guard Photo Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank Friday approximately 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti. The U.S. Coast Guard reports receiving a report from a tug stating they heard a distress call from a vessel claiming to be taking on water off the coast of Great Inagua, Bahamas. A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) was sent to the scene and located the MV Calypso approximately 50 miles off the coast of Great Inagua. The helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer…
  • This week on the gCaptain Job Board

    Mike McDonald
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
      Employers: Contact us about special November pricing at jobs@gcaptain.com. Schedule a phone call to receive 5 FREE resume purchases Job Seekers: Register now! The career center at gCaptain is full of great career opportunities…and here’s a secret…recruiters are actively combing through the resume database searching for great candidates. Make sure your resume is online and up-to-date (your contact info is kept anonymous) so recruiters can actively find you. The new LinkedIn import tool makes it easy, so there are no excuses! Make sure to visit the gCaptain Job Board today!
  • Fincantieri Signs On to Explore Cruise Shipbuilding in China

    Mike Schuler
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Carnival Dream, image by Kuloskulos/Wikipedia Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed on to work with Carnival Cruise Lines and China State Shipbuilding Corporation in exploring the possibility of joint ventures in cruise shipbuilding for the Chinese market, potentially to a three-way collaborative effort to build the first-ever cruise ships to be made in China. In a statement Friday, Fincantieri announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with both Carnival and CSSC, outlining the framework for evaluating and exploring a potential shipbuilding joint venture for…
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  • Five Unique U.S. Boathouses

    Colleen Richardson
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    About 50 percent of the country is feeling the arctic chill this week, so why not take a look at some of the coolest spots for boats to keep warm this offseason. Whether you call it a boathouse, a boat garage, or that place where you park your boat, these impressive structures not only deliver the ultimate in waterfront access, but also a home for that beloved vessel year-round. Think warm thoughts and prepare to be wowed by some of the coolest boathouses around the U.S. Round Lake: Charlevoix, Michigan Round Lake, Pat O’Brien & Associates An impressive 9,000 square-foot boathouse,…
  • Six Ways to Get Better at Wakeboarding this Winter

    Michael Perulli
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    The majority of us don’t live in a climate that allows us to enjoy the water all year round. For many wakeboarders, the winter months can be tough and when spring rolls around, they may feel a little rusty on their boards. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of six things you can do during the off-season to enhance your skills and stay ready for next season. 1. Snowboard Balancing on a snowboard and balancing on a wakeboard are similar in the sense that they both work the same muscles and engage your core. Snowboard tricks involve jumping, grabbing, spinning and board control just like…
  • I’d Rather Be Boating: Sarasota & the Sister Keys

    Kelly Kaylor
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    With winter approaching, who is ready to escape to the Sunshine State for some warm weather and sunny skies? Here are a few ways to get your feet wet in the Sarasota area. Make your way to the easygoing amble of Sarasota and the nearby barrier islands just a few nautical miles south of Tampa Bay along Florida’s central west coast. In this laid back boater’s paradise, the Gulf of Mexico offers often placid waters near shore with easy line-of-sight navigation. Where to go in Sarasota… Moor at Marina Jack, right in the heart of downtown. It offers a full-service fuel dock, berths to 200…
  • Nautical Themed Halloween Costumes

    Michael Perulli
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Autumn is a great time of year. The leaves are changing, the temperature is perfect and the holiday season is right around the corner. Unfortunately, for many, that means that the boating season is over for another year. Fear not though, our ideas below will allow you to express your passion for the water with a nautical themed Halloween costume. If you have a costume party to attend this weekend, consider some of these options: Click the image to view this Jack Sparrow costume on Amazon Pirate – You really can’t go wrong with a pirate costume because there are so many famous characters…
  • I’d Rather Be Boating… Pacific Northwest edition

    Colleen Richardson
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Introducing our new blog series, “I’d Rather Be Boating,” where we dive into destinations best experienced on the water. For today’s destination, we explore the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful Washington state. Enjoy our quick guide from Seattle to the San Juan Islands on how you can get your feet wet, climb aboard a variety of boats and replicate a similar trip. Seattle It’s easy to understand why boating is a part of the Seattle culture. With Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands easily accessible, being on the water is commonplace. Here’s a few of our favorite on-water…
 
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  • Megayacht News Onboard: Sunrise Yachts’ Atomic

    Diane M. Byrne
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    ALL PHOTOS: A&B Photodesign Some people surprise their loved ones with flowers or a favorite meal. An American who enjoys his time on the water as much as he does in it decided to surprise his family with a yacht. And not just any yacht, the 147’5” (44.95-meter) Atomic, here with her Intrepid 327 powerboat […] The post Megayacht News Onboard: Sunrise Yachts’ Atomic appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Introducing the Westport 125

    Diane M. Byrne
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Here’s your first look at the Westport 125, which solves a “space versus size” problem for some current Westport megayacht customers. The same solution should hold true for owners coming out of other brands. If you’re wondering why the Washington State builder would introduce the Westport 125 when it already offers the Westport 130, take […] The post Introducing the Westport 125 appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Rybovich, Others to Benefit From ICW Dredging

    Diane M. Byrne
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mega-size megayachts will be able to be serviced at Rybovich in about a year. It’s thanks to a just-approved dredging project, following a six-year effort by South Florida legislators and business leaders. The federal government issued the permits on November 7. About 3,500 linear feet of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) will be dredged. The anticipated […] The post Rybovich, Others to Benefit From ICW Dredging appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 105 Coming in 2015

    Megayacht News Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The largest yacht from Monte Carlo Yachts, the MCY 105, is in build for delivery next summer. The MCY 105 features the styling of her smaller sisters, courtesy of Nuvolari-Lenard. The studio has designed the entire lineup of Monte Carlo Yachts offerings, which start at 65 feet (nearly 20 meters). The MCY 105 is not […] The post Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 105 Coming in 2015 appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Paradise, Hull #3 in Horizon RP110 Series

    Megayacht News Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    By the end of the month, the Australia-based owner of Paradise should be enjoying his version of paradise. The yacht is the third Horizon RP110, and the largest Horizon in the country thus far. Paradise marks a few notable differences compared to the previous RP110 deliveries. For one, the accommodations include a main-deck master and […] The post Paradise, Hull #3 in Horizon RP110 Series appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • Cabin-Fever Boat Jobs

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Cabin-Fever Boat Jobs: Keep your boat ready for next season with three wintertime tasks.
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    20 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
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  • Week of Thanks: The holidays are just around the corner,...

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    Week of Thanks: The holidays are just around the corner, and—from surprise turtle hatchlings to successful poison dart frog breeding—our Rain Forest staff has a lot to be thankful for!For more on what the team’s been up to this year, click here.
  • Med Mooring Made Easy

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Med Mooring Made Easy: Perfecting this maneuver takes practice. With these techniques, before long,...
  • How NOT to launch a boat…

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:39 pm
    How NOT to launch a boat…
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  • How Do I Install Cydia Download Store on My iDevice

    Owen
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    As you know, Apple has App Store and jailbreakers have Cydia download Store. Similar to Apple’s App Store, Cydia is famous among jailbreakers since it provides the resources they need however; it is worth mentioning the fact at Cydia was the first App Store to be released. Now, after a couple of years and various iOS version released, the jailbreak community can still enjoy Cydia, the third-party store and its benefits. Cydia is not as simple as it may look. In fact, along with Cydia, you will come across various terms and options. Another term you may hear when it comes to Cydia is…
  • 5 Whatsapp Features You Might Have Missed

    Owen
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Whatsapp Messenger has become the app of choice for more than 400 million users around the world who choose to send text messages for free. Now, users also have  the possibility to install the service on a PC. Installing Whatsapp on PC is not yet official, and it can be performed through third-party software called Bluestacks. However, even if you are using Whatsapp on PC, or the mobile version, there is more to the application than just typing and sending messages. The service has many other interesting features and options, and here I want to show you some of the most important ones. Send…
  • Can Activation Lock From Apple Be Passed?

    Owen
    5 Jun 2014 | 5:59 am
    Two hackers have apparently found a means to avoid Apple’s “Activation Lock” attribute in iOS 7, which demands an Apple ID and password to reactivate whether a mobile is remotely wiped. The iPhone or iPad is then tricked into connecting to the hacked server, which unlocks the gadget. Team DoulCi promises to have built the system “with love” for people who have recovered their lost or stolen iDevice, in a effort to regain access to contacts, e-mail, notes, and more. But, as the SecurityWatch pointed out, that’s probably not this hack will be used. A cursory…
  • Using Whatsapp on PC for the First Time

    Owen
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Within this article, I want to tell you a couple of things regarding the possibility to install Whatsapp on PC free of charge. As probably most of you already know, Whatsapp is meant exclusively for mobile devices, but now, users have the possibility to download Whatsapp for PC and use the service in the same way as they use the mobile version. What is Whatsapp? Whatsapp is a cross-messaging platform that helps people stay in touch with their friends and family in a completely free manner. As a matter of fact, they will not have to pay a dime even if they choose to share photos, videos or any…
  • Might its Legal Or Illegal To Jailbreak An IPad?

    Owen
    29 Jan 2014 | 3:05 am
    Lately, lots of doubt has been circling regarding the dilemma of if it must be legal to jailbreak. 3G phones. Jailbreaking has become more widespread jargon phrase for coughing into an iphone, enabling users to execute applications to the Apple OS that aren’t licensed or licensed from the Apple Company. Distress has been resolved by DMCA specialists, with achieved a consensus, which essentially says that there’s no use because of anybody who makes changes to his or her iPhone, therefore making it operable with programs not accepted by Apple. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)…
 
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  • The Key to Catching Flounder in Cooler Weather

    Ray Markham
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:47 am
      The fall season brings cooler and shorter days. The reality of the change for me is when Daylight Savings Time ends. “Spring forward, fall back” is what I hear, but for me it just means that I come in from fishing an hour earlier because of the earlier sunset time. It also means that […] The post The Key to Catching Flounder in Cooler Weather appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Symphony in the Sand, Bayfest and Other “Islandy” Events

    Amy Imerman
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    As the weather cools down, the season heats up! Some of our favorite Anna Maria Island events take place in the months of October and November, so mark your calendar for the following happenings. Bayfest! Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island October 18 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and October 19 from 10 a.m. – […] The post Symphony in the Sand, Bayfest and Other “Islandy” Events appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Yamaha Outboard Motor Sales Event

    Lucile Miller
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Why Wait? Get your Yamaha Outboard Motor today. For a limited time purchase an eligible new Yamaha Four-Stroke Outboard and receive up to $550 credit toward the purchase of additional goods or services from us and/or extended warranty. Offer ends November 18th, 2014. Call today 941-383-1311 or better yet  - stop by to see how […] The post Yamaha Outboard Motor Sales Event appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • How to Find Your Fishing “Spot”

    Ray Markham
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Fishing offshore is all about the numbers –  GPS numbers, that is.  We use these latitude and longitude numbers to mark a spot when fishing for structure-oriented fish like grouper, snapper, and amberjacks. But how do we find these magic “spots?” And how can you make sure that the next time you come back to […] The post How to Find Your Fishing “Spot” appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • St. Armands Boat Show – October 25th & 26th

    Amy Imerman
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Cannons Marina will be invading St. Armands Circle on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, bringing out the best-of-the-best in boats for the 2014 St. Armands Boat Show! Grady-White and Southwind Boats, all with Yamaha motors, will be displayed in the middle of “The Circle,” making St. Armands Circle, the weekend’s perfect family-fun destination. […] The post St. Armands Boat Show – October 25th & 26th appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
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  • 2014 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Boat Gifts

    Diane Seltzer
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Limited-Time Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals If you have a boater on your holiday gift list, take advantage of these great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on boat gear, boating accessories and other nautical gift ideas! In addition to getting a gift that boaters are sure to love, most of these deals are the lowest prices of the year – so its a great time to get new boating gear! Check out these deals for boaters available now! Personalized Gear from BoatNameGear.com BoatNameGear.com can personalize boat gear and boating gifts with a boat name, yacht club name or whatever you…
  • 4 Boat Winterizing Mistakes that Could Sink Your Ship (With Tips to Avoid Them)

    Diane Seltzer
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Aovid boat winterizing mistakes to that could cost you your boat. Photo courtesy of BoatUS Common boat winterizing myths or mistakes that can cost you big in repairs, or even destroy your boat If you live in a boating climate where the temperature drops below freezing in the winter, then winterizing is one of the most important things you should do with your boat maintenance each year. Despite whatever wive’s tales or myths you have heard about saving you time or money in your winterizing routine, there are no short-cuts if you want to do it right and avoid damaging your boat. Boat…
  • Free How to Winterize a Boat Guide

    Diane Seltzer
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Compete boat winterizing guide by BoatUS helps boaters properly protect boats during the winter freeze (PDF download) If you boat in a area that goes below the freezing point during the winter (which includes most boating locations outside of Florida) then you need to take winterizing seriously. As fall gets underway, better get out the pink… it’s time to winterize! While water may be your life in the summer, water is your enemy to boat engines in the wintertime. Basically anywhere there may be water in your boat – your engines, your head, your galley – could be…
  • Video of Kid’s Boat Book Interview on Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show

    Diane Seltzer
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl is highlighted on boating industry radio show as a fun children’s book focused on boat safety The new children’s book for boat kids – The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl – is getting a lot of buzz in the boating industry… and I was thrilled to be invited for a radio interview about the book this month on Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show! “Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show” is a popular boating radio show produced by Bob May – a lifelong boater and radio host based in Missouri. The show…
  • Life Jacket Type Code Labels for the U.S.

    Diane Seltzer
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
      U.S. Coast Guard to eliminate requirement for life jacket code labels by manufacturers How to pick the right size and type for life jackets has often been a bit confusing for boaters. One of the biggest reasons is the “type code” labeling system that U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has required manufacturers to use. The USCG has announced that they are “doing away” with confusing life jacket type codes as of October 22, 2014. Although it will no longer be a USCG requirement as of October 22nd, manufacturers will continue to use Type I-V coding until newer labels are…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 21/11/2014

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    The most recent announcement - which hit the Superyachts.com newsroom around 5pm today – was the story of Heesen Yachts’ new Hull Vane technology and the success of its first official sea trial. Installed on board the impressive motor yacht Alive, which was launched by the Dutch yard in September, the Hull Vane offers the same lift as found in aviation but serves to increase the yacht’s efficiency and reduce consumption drastically. While this is clearly a pioneering moment for the future of ecologically advanced yachting, we were also given a few glimpses of truly…
  • Heesen's Alive Tests Revolutionary New Hull Vane

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Equipped with an innovative Hull Vane, this remarkable superyacht (Hull No. 17042) is leading the way in advanced yacht construction thanks to the unique technology provided by Heesen Yachts. The Hull Vane is an underwater foil that harnesses waves to produce power; this in combination with the Fast Displacement Hull Form and conventional diesel engines produces remarkable results. Alive is 35 per cent more efficient than any other yacht of her size and 35 per cent less power is needed to produce almost 16 knots top speed in flat sea conditions. In seas with 1-2 metre waves, rather than…
  • Superyacht In Focus: Illusion V

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Illusion V, whose external design is the beautiful result of the Benetti design team with considerable input from the Owner and his design staff, has four decks plus a sun-deck.  This superyacht is perfectly poised for both private use and commercial charter - represented by Camper & Nicholsons - thanks to a layout which includes one VIP and four guest cabins in addition to the owner’s cabin, giving her a total capacity of up to 13 passengers. The Lower deck is given over to the guests. Aft, those on board can find a beach area with an ample bar zone and a stylish finish: here…
  • Nedship Group Unveil Innovative New Event Yacht

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    The idea behind the project is to provide the "Nicki and Cocco Beach Club" VIP guests with an alternative location. Namely this brand-new 70m yacht concept. This is an event boat, and while there are many others like it on the market, more or less to entertain tourists, none of them are focused on the other end of the scale. The Xhibitionist Event Superyacht offers a valuable and remarkable business tool either in addition to existing operators or as well as for a standalone professional Business tool. There are many solutions and possibilities on this concept as the yacht is…
  • Admiral Yachts Unveil New 145m X-Force Yacht

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    This impressive superyacht design represents the synthesis of the group’s values, and a perfect combination of the elegance and purity of yacht design joint with the force of the shipbuilding industry. Х-Force 145 was designed by Monaco based studio Dobroserdov Design, which created a yacht which focusses on innovative and elegant lines with a smooth and low profile design, in order to virtually lighten the overall design.  The impressive continuity of glass surfaces, which has become a trademark of Admiral, ensures plenty of natural light throughout the ship, from the bow of the…
 
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  • Super Yacht of the Week: MOONRAKER

    Charles Meade
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    Mangusta are well-known for making large luxury yachts that go fast. Their latest launch, MOONRAKER, is no exception and is perhaps their largest, fastest yacht to date. In the world of yachting where anything is possible they have created a 163ft yacht that can achieve speeds of 40 knots! A sensational yacht just for the thrill seeker then, but step onboard for the relaxation and tranquility that awaits… Conceived, designed and built in a truly bespoke way for her experienced owner, MOONRAKER boasts expansive exterior space. True to this style of yacht, the aft deck offers huge dining…
  • Koufonissia Islands the most magical spot in the Cyclades!

    Lambros Tsolakis
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 am
    There’s no denying that the Greek Islands are the best all round destination; just ask Boatbookings Broker, Lambros, who has cruised all over the world! Combining cosmopolitan places like Mykonos and Santorini, thousand of stunning beaches scattered in the hundreds of islands, unspoiled sceneries & islands which are still preserved in the face of tourism, Greece has so much to offer. Somewhere for you to visit in Greece? The Koufinisia Islands.  This group of 2 islets, situated to the South-Easter of Naxos islands, lie just 40 nautical miles from uber-popular Mykonos. Located in…
  • Da Adolfo: The Place to Eat in Positano!

    Charlotte Ferguson
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Picture this: a rugged coastline lined with colourful buildings built in to rocky cliffs, towering over the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. But where in the Mediterranean? The Amalfi Coast, of course. Running along the southern coastline of the Sorrentine Peninsula which juts out in to the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Amalfi Coast is recognisable almost worldwide. An outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a popular destination for hikers looking for a bit of a challenge heading in land in to the rocky hills. Amalfi is also known…
  • 2014 BVI Charter Show Review and Restaurant Guide

    Ben Sutton
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Have you decided to take your family away to the British Virgin Islands but need inspiration on where to go while you’re there? After inspecting more than 50 yachts during the 2014 BVI Charter Show, the only way to travel around the islands is in style aboard one of our top crewed catamarans. After extensive review, we are delighted to announce our Top 5 BVI charter yachts from this year’s show: The Boatbookings Top 5 Crewed Catamarans Aletheia King’s Ransom Lady Katlo Alegria / Flow Miss Kirsty These five catamarans excelled on every single level, whether for the…
  • Spetses – The Little Island with an Air of Quiet Glamour

    Alice Mannering
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Spetses – the new ‘go-to’ destination for the global jet-set! Set sail from Athens and set a course straight for the little island of Spetses; arriving in the tiny port of Dapia you will find yourself surrounded by smart cafes and stylish boutiques, set against a backdrop of whitewashed, Neoclassical houses. Just around the corner from the port the cobbled road opens into an expansive piazza that acts as the forecourt for the Poseidonion Grand Hotel once visited by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Bobby Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Ingrid Bergman. There are three great sandy…
 
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    Mario Vittone

  • ISLA Awarded Presidential Service Award

    mario.vittone@gmail.com (Mario Vittone)
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
  • Expecting the Unexpected

    mario.vittone@gmail.com (Mario Vittone)
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Freezing and alone, three-hundred miles at sea in the dark, rescue swimmer Mike Odom lashes his arms to his life raft. He knows he’ll be dead soon and wants us to find his body – If he gets thrown out again we’ll never find him. The three sailors that he put in the back of […]
  • 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 […]
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    Paradise Yachts

  • Used Boat Buyer’s Guide – Boat Purchase Agreement

    Mike Dickens
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:41 am
    Boat Purchase Agreement On the Boat Buyer’s Guide page we reviewed finding just the perfect boat; we are now ready to make that offer, so what happens now. We must prepare a boat purchase agreement for your signature. The Offer Price – Once we determine what similar boats have been selling for, we will arrive at an offer price. The price will reflect: what your budget will allow what is fair what is realistic to buy the yacht based upon her age and condition, and protection for you as conditional. I then prepare a formal written Boat Purchase Agreement (offer) for your review and…
  • Boat of the Week – 45 Meridian Motor Yacht

    Mary Dickens
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 45 Meridian Motor Yacht Good morning, This week’s boat of the week is this beautiful 45 Meridian motor yacht.   This 45 Meridian motor yacht is the perfect boat if you are looking to live aboard in luxury, perhaps doing the Great Loop. This 45 Meridian motor yacht is absolutely beautiful inside and has been maintained with an open checkbook with many recent upgrades.  She is a Great Loop veteran and is currently in the Florida Keys. To view all her specs, photos and a You Tube video, visit her at 2005 45 Meridian 459 Cockpit Motor Yacht.  We also have other…
  • Trawler vs Motor Yacht

    Mike Dickens
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    Trawler vs Motor Yacht Trawler vs motor yacht differences include: 1988 36 Krogen Manatee • Trawlers typically have small naturally aspirated engines • Motor yachts have larger turbo engines to provide more speed • Trawlers are built for 8-10 knot cruising speed • Motor yachts are built for higher speeds in the 17-22 knot cruising range • Trawlers will burn much less fuel thus are much more economical to operate; 3-5 gallons per hour are common • Motor yachts will burn 20-30 gallons per hour at cruising speeds • Trawlers are generally more suited for long-range cruising than…
  • Trawler Navigation

    Mike Dickens
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Learn all About Trawler Navigation We cherish our trawlers! As so a considerable lot of us have found, the trawler navigation way of life is satisfying, energizing, liberating, testing, wonderful, tranquil and, most importantly, good-natured! Having a satisfying, solid, and comfortable cruising trawler opens up an entire new universe of cruising possibilities. Whether you long for heading out to 1987 38 Marine Trader ports in outlandish areas, or decide to see the wonders of our own nation from the water, trawler navigation make it conceivable. The living space they offer effectively makes…
  • Docking a Motor Yacht Like a Pro

    Mike Dickens
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Docking a Motor Yacht Like a Pro On the off-chance that you know docking a motor yacht like a master, you likely have a long cruising history which incorporates a lot of crow-eating illustrations. Regardless of how great or terrible you are at operating boats, natural variables like wind and current, and unforeseen occurrences such as mechanical issues can make you resemble a nitwit. By utilizing these 10 boat handling tips, on the other hand, everybody from apprentice to old salt can attain docking a motor yacht or other twin screw watercraft into the slip without an excess of harm or…
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