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  • Man rescued from his van roof by RNLI amid rising tide

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    Isobel Smith
    29 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    The driver became stuck in mud on Tuesday while trying to drive to Osea Island on the Essex coastA man was rescued from his van roof by the RNLI on Tuesday after his vehicle got stuck in mud and became trapped by a rising tide. The driver had been attempting to travel from the mainland along a flooding causeway to Osea Island on the Essex coast when he became stuck. Related articles Five rescued from liferaft after vessels inks of Isles of Scilly Two sailors winched to safety after yacht starts taking on water As the tide rose, the causeway was completely covered in water, forcing the man to…
  • The best route for an Atlantic crossing? It depends when you go

    Yachting World
    Belinda Bird
    29 May 2015 | 2:38 am
    Sailor and meteorologist Chris Tibbs advises go south for comfort and safety; go north for speedWeather is a large part of any Atlantic crossing: deciding when to go, which route to follow and the sails to carry. The main consideration is to avoid the hurricane season from June to November, so most yachts leave in late November to arrive in time for Christmas, although the tradewinds in January are often stronger. However, it is human nature to push boundaries and some crews always leave early to get a longer season. The earlier you leave, though, the more important it is to stay east before…
  • Myanmar’s Navy Seizes 2 Boats Carrying Over 200 Migrants

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The government said the passengers were from Bangladesh, but others said the detainees included members of the ethnic Rohingya group.
  • Petrobras Cancels Offshore Vessel Leases – Schahin

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    Reuters
    28 May 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Cerrado Sertão drillship. Photo: Schahin RIO DE JANEIRO, May 28 (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras canceled leases with Schahin Petroleo e Gas SA for five offshore oil drilling and production vessels after a cash crunch forced the ship leaser to remove the equipment from service for nearly a month, Schahin said on Thursday. The decision, if upheld, will result in the loss of more than 1,000 related jobs, Schahin said, while creditors and investors stand to lose more than $4 billion. Schahin said it plans to sue Petrobras, as the oil company is known, to…
  • Go for a Joy Ride! Tubing Tips

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    Nicki Belczak
    28 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    If you really want to make a splash this summer, try tubing! Adding a towable to your boating equipment can turn every outing into a wet-and-wild water sports adventure. Tubing is among the most popular water sports—and why not. It’s simple. There are no difficult skills to master—you just need the ability to hang on. It’s fun for all ages—whether your crew is composed of boisterous teens, lively youngsters or a mixed group of family and friends. In fact, we dare you to find a tuber who isn’t grinning from ear-to-ear! And it offers nearly unlimited and unpredictable thrills and…
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  • Man rescued from his van roof by RNLI amid rising tide

    Isobel Smith
    29 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    The driver became stuck in mud on Tuesday while trying to drive to Osea Island on the Essex coastA man was rescued from his van roof by the RNLI on Tuesday after his vehicle got stuck in mud and became trapped by a rising tide. The driver had been attempting to travel from the mainland along a flooding causeway to Osea Island on the Essex coast when he became stuck. Related articles Five rescued from liferaft after vessels inks of Isles of Scilly Two sailors winched to safety after yacht starts taking on water As the tide rose, the causeway was completely covered in water, forcing the man to…
  • Update: Body recovered in search for missing boater

    Isobel Smith
    28 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    Search and rescue crews have been stood down after a man's body was found in the search for a missing boaterPictured: Missing homemade boatUpdate 28 May 2015 A body was recovered in the search for a missing boater on Wednesday morning after rescue crews discovered a submerged boat off the Isle of Lewis. Stornoway RNLI found the homemade boat off the area of Point, with the missing man’s body sadly being located not far from where the vessel was. Next of kin have been informed of the circumstances. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said in a statement: “Our thoughts are with…
  • A history of the Junk boat

    Isobel Smith
    27 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Learn more about the majestic and historic Junk boat with this informative infographicSince the Chinese Junk first touched Asian waters its status has changed significantly, yet both Chinese and Western societies have benefited greatly as a result of the Junk’s contribution towards technological innovation, trade and advancement of travel. Catching a sighting of, or even riding in, the iconic red sailed Junk is still possible today in Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Harbour, but when did this efficienly designed boat first originate? Find out in this infographic from HotelClub.
  • Round the Island Race to be streamed to global audience

    Isobel Smith
    27 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    A live show will be broadcast on the Round the Island Race website for all to seeOrganisers of the Round the Island Race have announced plans to stream live coverage of the event to a global audience. Television coverage of the race is being significantly extended this year to include commentated coverage of the starts and early finishes, with the programme being broadcast on EventTV in Cowes, at two race hubs in Hamble and Lymington and on the official race website. Related articles First-timers guide to the Round the Island Race The live show will feature pre-race interviews with key…
  • Speedboat accident widow awarded RNLI fundraising award

    Isobel Smith
    27 May 2015 | 3:08 am
    Victoria Mulligan raised nearly £500,000 for the RNLI and Child Bereavement UK in the wake of the tragic speedboat accidentThe survivor of a speedboat accident that killed her husband and daughter has been awarded an RNLI Supporter Award after raising nearly £500,000 for charity. Victoria Mulligan organised a huge fundraising challenge in memory of her husband Nick and daughter Emily, who were both killed in a tragic speedboat accident in Padstow estuary in May 2013. Related articles Widow describes horrifying Padstow speedboat accident Tragic speedboat accident report released She set up…
 
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  • The best route for an Atlantic crossing? It depends when you go

    Belinda Bird
    29 May 2015 | 2:38 am
    Sailor and meteorologist Chris Tibbs advises go south for comfort and safety; go north for speedWeather is a large part of any Atlantic crossing: deciding when to go, which route to follow and the sails to carry. The main consideration is to avoid the hurricane season from June to November, so most yachts leave in late November to arrive in time for Christmas, although the tradewinds in January are often stronger. However, it is human nature to push boundaries and some crews always leave early to get a longer season. The earlier you leave, though, the more important it is to stay east before…
  • Drones – how new flying robots can benefit sailors, from unique photography to MOB and rescue aids

    Toby Hodges
    28 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    New waterproof drones, or quadcopters, with payload carrying and release mechanisms could open up new opportunities for sea search and rescue. They can also be your 'eyes in the crow's nest' when approaching unknown shoals - and they make for annoyingly cool toys... Drones. Love them, hate them or fear them, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are becoming mainstream. Outside the military, a drone’s primary benefit – aerial photography – has meant their popularity has skyrocketed in commercial civilian circles, where they are mainly used for producing film or using the…
  • Guest blog: Ready for our long voyage to Thailand on Whitbread classic Swan 65 King’s Legend

    Elaine Bunting
    28 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    After 16 years as owners of the Whitbread racer King's Legend, Femke Lobach and her partner, Gijs van Liebergren, are heading through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific towards ThailandFormer Whibread racer, Swan 65 King's LegendThis is my home for the next eight to nine months. It is still hard to believe, even though I have arrived so many times before and I have left an equal number of times The difference now is: I am here to stay. And luckily, this time my partner, Gijs, has given me more than one shelf for my own stuff. I have a grand total of one drawer and three shelves.
  • Prince Philip leads European Royals to Cowes for historic fleet review of yachts at Royal Yacht Squadron

    Harriett Robinson
    28 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    Royal Yacht Squadron members' yachts are to be reviewed by Prince Philip and Europe's keenest sailing Royalty in celebration of the club's bicentenary. Rupert Rowe reportsThe Royal Yacht Squadron in CowesThe Royal Family along with seven other European royals is to review over 180 yachts owned by members of the exclusive Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) in Cowes on the 5 June, in commemoration of the club’s bicentenary. Prince Philip, The Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Michael of Kent will be joined by King Harald of…
  • Louis Vuitton returns to the America’s Cup. This is a big deal that really matters, says Matthew Sheahan

    Matthew Sheahan
    27 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    After being a Cup sponsor since 1983, Louis Vuitton is back and will be the title sponsor of all stages of the competition: from the America’s Cup World Series to the qualifiers, challenger playoffs and the America’s Cup match itself.While the proclamation of a new event sponsor is very important to those closely involved, it is rarely headline news. But the confirmation this evening that Louis Vuitton is to return as a major sponsor of the America’s Cup is a very big deal indeed. Having left the Cup world in 2007 after 25 years during which time the luxury goods brand became…
 
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  • Petrobras Cancels Offshore Vessel Leases – Schahin

    Reuters
    28 May 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Cerrado Sertão drillship. Photo: Schahin RIO DE JANEIRO, May 28 (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras canceled leases with Schahin Petroleo e Gas SA for five offshore oil drilling and production vessels after a cash crunch forced the ship leaser to remove the equipment from service for nearly a month, Schahin said on Thursday. The decision, if upheld, will result in the loss of more than 1,000 related jobs, Schahin said, while creditors and investors stand to lose more than $4 billion. Schahin said it plans to sue Petrobras, as the oil company is known, to…
  • Nice Moves – Hybrid Tug RT Evolution Shows Its Stuff During Escort Trials

    Mike Schuler
    28 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Check out this video of escort trials for KOTUG’s new hybrid tug, RT Evolution. Built by Damen Shipyards, RT Evolution is 32-meter hybrid next-generation ART80-32 Rotortug designed by Rotortug B.V. in the Netherlands and Robert Allan Ltd in Canada. The tug is one of three hybrid Rotortugs operated by Netherlands-based KOTUG. RT Evolution will operated in the Port of Rotterdam alongside RT Adriaan, a 2010-built Rotortug that was converted to hybrid propulsion in 2012. RT Emotion, of the same ART80-32 design, recently commenced towage activities in the German port of Bremerhaven. The…
  • Maersk Containership Rescues Hundreds of Migrants Off Libya – Again

    Mike Schuler
    28 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Maersk Regensburg file photo (c) MarineTraffic/Jan W Monster   A 147-meter Maersk containership took aboard hundreds of migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea in the second such incident for the vessel in less than a year. Maersk Line revealed details of the rescue on Thursday. The company said that on April 9, the MV Maersk Regensburg was sailing from Al Khoms, Libya to Sfax, Tunisia when it called on to assist in search and rescue of migrants off Libya. The vessel diverted, and with the help of an Italian coastguard patrol boat transferred a total of 427 persons to the ship…
  • Remi Eriksen – Class Society DNV GL Appoints New CEO

    gCaptain
    28 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Remi Eriksen. Photo: DNV GL   International classification society DNV GL has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President and Chief Operating Officer. Eriksen is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring August 1 after 9 years in the role. Remi Eriksen was appointed by DNV GL’s Board of Directors following an extensive search that began in October 2014. Eriksen previously served as Group Chief Operating Officer and has been with company for 22 years. Leif-Arne Langøy, Chairman of the Board of DNV GL Group says; “On behalf of the Board, I am very pleased…
  • Dockworkers End Two-Day Strike at Israel’s Busiest Ports – UPDATE

    Reuters
    28 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    Port of Haifa. File photo (c) Shutterstock/maratr By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM, May 28 (Reuters) – Israeli dockworkers ended a two-day strike on Thursday that had shut down the country’s two main seaports in protest at the creation of new foreign-run ports. Some 2,400 workers had walked out of the ports of Ashdod and Haifa as union leaders went underground and for most of Thursday defied orders from labour courts to return to their posts. Some 40 ships were left waiting to be unloaded. Israel’s transport minister had threatened to declare a state of emergency and the workers…
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  • Go for a Joy Ride! Tubing Tips

    Nicki Belczak
    28 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    If you really want to make a splash this summer, try tubing! Adding a towable to your boating equipment can turn every outing into a wet-and-wild water sports adventure. Tubing is among the most popular water sports—and why not. It’s simple. There are no difficult skills to master—you just need the ability to hang on. It’s fun for all ages—whether your crew is composed of boisterous teens, lively youngsters or a mixed group of family and friends. In fact, we dare you to find a tuber who isn’t grinning from ear-to-ear! And it offers nearly unlimited and unpredictable thrills and…
  • Boating Style Tips for Functional Fashion Aboard

    Colleen Richardson
    21 May 2015 | 11:52 am
      As Memorial Day weekend approaches, what better way to prepare for boating season, than picking out some fashion essentials perfect for a day on the water? Nautical fashion trends have stood the test of time, not only for the look, but also for the functionality. Whether it’s a navy and white striped shirt or a pair of boat shoes they evoke thoughts of life on the water. Let’s take a look at some tips to choose your favorite fashionable boating essentials. Lightweight shirt: Having a lightweight shirt is key for boating and stripes are always encouraged! Funny enough, the navy and…
  • 5 Gifts for the Boat-Loving Mom this Mother’s Day

    Discover Boating
    7 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Is the matriarch of your family an avid boater? If the answer to that question is “yes” but you still haven’t figured out what to get her for Mother’s day, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of five great gift ideas to get your boat-loving mother this Sunday. 1. Designer Life Jacket Chances are, mom loves being on the water but isn’t a fan of wearing a bulky Personal Flotation Device. Well, mom no longer has to choose between being fashionable and being safe on the water. The Bandeau Belt is a stylish PFD for the female recreational boater that’s worn around the…
  • It’s a fish! It’s a hot tub! It’s a BOAT?!

    Nicki Belczak
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:38 pm
    If the unique, unusual or out-of-the-ordinary really floats your boat, check out this collection of surprisingly “sea-worthy” vessels. Seabreacher Ever watch a dolphin, sailfish or other sea creature swim, dive and jump in the ocean—and wish you could experience that kind of freedom in the water? You can in a Seabreacher! This amazing watercraft reaches speeds of up to 55mph on the surface, dives at 20mph and leaps up to 20 feet out of the water. Learn more https://youtube.com/watch?v=45d5lzzTQlk?feature=player_embeddedframeborder=0allowfullscreen Molokini—Transparent Canoe  Do you…
  • Happy Earth Day! April 22, 2015

    Nicki Belczak
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    It’s time to celebrate Earth Day—as well as kick off the 2015 boating season. First recognized in 1970, Earth Day is now celebrated in more that 175 countries around the world. Of course, as a responsible boater the best way to celebrate Earth Day is to do your part to keep our waterways clean. Actually, the timing couldn’t be better…most of us are busy getting ready for our first launch of the season. So it’s a perfect time to look for ways to minimize your impact on the marine environment. You can do your part by using environment-friendly paints and cleaners and by doing as much…
 
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  • Porto Montenegro Slip-Rental Revenue Program

    Megayacht News Staff
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Megayacht owners opting for homeporting or long-term leases at Porto Montenegro can profit from making their slips available to other yachts when the berths are not in use. The marina will now pay 85 percent of the total rental income back to the primary lease holders. The new revenue program at Porto Montenegro was created Continue reading The post Porto Montenegro Slip-Rental Revenue Program appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Project 099, Explorer Yacht From Holland Jachtbouw

    Diane M. Byrne
    28 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    It may be more well known for its numerous sailing superyachts, but Holland Jachtbouw has delivered some intrepid motoryachts, too. Project 099 will join their ranks in the coming years. She’s an 86’6” (26.4-meter) explorer that has bold cruising plans. Being a longtime cruiser, the owner of Project 099 was intimately involved in the design Continue reading The post Project 099, Explorer Yacht From Holland Jachtbouw appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Isla Grande Dry Dock to Become Megayacht Marina

    Diane M. Byrne
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    By the end of July, Puerto Rico will have selected a developer for a proposed megayacht marina in San Juan. It will be on the site of the current Isla Grande Dry Dock. The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) is soliciting proposals to revitalize the Isla Grande Dry Dock. Isla Grande was created in the Continue reading The post Isla Grande Dry Dock to Become Megayacht Marina appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • VIDEOS: Irimari Launch and Christening at Sunrise Yachts

    Megayacht News Staff
    27 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Irimari is the first of a new series from Turkey-based Sunrise Yachts. She slipped into the water for the first time in April. This week, Sunrise Yachts provided video footage of that launch ceremony.     Watch here as Irimari sees the traditional bottle of champagne break across her bow, after a touching speech given Continue reading The post VIDEOS: Irimari Launch and Christening at Sunrise Yachts appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • #ThrowbackThursday: Gallant Lady, by Feadship

    Megayacht News Staff
    27 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The year was 1985. While many Americans were obsessing over names like Muffy and Biff, Jim Moran, an automotive retailer and avid yachtsman in Florida, was focused on the name Gallant Lady. In fact, 1985 was the year he took delivery of his third Gallant Lady from Feadship. The 131-foot (40-meter) megayacht was also his Continue reading The post #ThrowbackThursday: Gallant Lady, by Feadship appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • End of Model Year Grady-White Sale!

    Amy Imerman
    26 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Summer is upon us and now is the best time to be out on the boat!  If you haven’t got your Grady yet, this is a GREAT time to do it – it’s the end of the model-year sale! We are offering The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat. NOW […] The post End of Model Year Grady-White Sale! appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Caribbean Spotlight: St. Martin

    Amy Imerman
    6 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    We are always up for an adventure – and for us, island hopping in the Caribbean is our favorite kind of adventure! The waters of St. Martin/St. Maarten are turquoise, beaches pristine and laid back culture. Whether you visit the island from a cruise ship, or you fly in and hire a private charter boat, this island […] The post Caribbean Spotlight: St. Martin appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Free Tickets to Suncoast Boat Show – This Weekend!

    Amy Imerman
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Come out and see us this weekend at the Suncoast Boat Show!  Andrew White, one of our Sales Specialists, gave us all the info about the awesome stuff we will be displaying at the show. “We are bringing 9 boats. The 375 Freedom is the largest boat that Grady-White makes, and the one we are […] The post Free Tickets to Suncoast Boat Show – This Weekend! appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • St. Armands “Circle of Boats” Boat Show – May 16th and 17th

    Amy Imerman
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    We love a good boat show and this is one that you will not want to miss.  World-class shopping?  Check.  Hip restaurants?  Check.  Top-of-the-line boats? Double check!  On Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th, Cannons Marina will be invading St. Armands Circle and bringing our newest, coolest boats to the middle of the circle at […] The post St. Armands “Circle of Boats” Boat Show – May 16th and 17th appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • How To Catch Spanish Mackerel

    Ray Markham
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    Every year at this time, an onslaught of bait fish schools move up the coast and into the bays and estuaries. Following closely behind are pelagic species, including king and Spanish mackerel that follow the bait fish to feed on them.  A variety of bait fish appear in early spring. Threadfin herring, scaled sardines, ballyhoo, […] The post How To Catch Spanish Mackerel appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
 
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  • Searching for C-Shels has Moved

    Sheldon Regular
    3 May 2015 | 5:51 pm
    This blog has now moved. Please view and subscribe to our updates on http://www.searchingforcshels.com/
  • How to Find Your Dream Boat. Choosing the right Boat for You.

    Sheldon Regular
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    I know every boater has their dream boats. That handful of boats that they know one day they may have to be able to fulfill their cruising aspirations. I'm not talking about those fantasy boats, the boats that most of us will never own, those 100'+ mega yachts. For us budget minded people, the ones who would be deeply impacted by a major purchase mistake, I'm going to show you how to truly dial in to that one boat that you will be most happy with. The one boat out of all others that will be most suited to your lifestyle, values, and priorities. In the end I will share a worksheet with you so…
  • 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. 
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  • Top 3 Restaurants to visit while in St. Thomas, USVI!

    Allison Cecilio
    27 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Why not arrive a day or two early for your Luxury Yacht Charter St. Thomas? Take a chance to spend some time on the island before you set sail, you can enjoy the islands beauty and sights, as well as savoring the delicacies at some of the great restaurants that the island offers. We’ve put together our top three restaurants which you must try on St Thomas. The Old Stone Farmhouse Located on the North shore and overlooking Mahogany Run Golf Course, The Old Stone Farmhouse is set in the centuries old field house of a restored Danish Sugar Plantation, which is perfect for a special…
  • Explore The Maldives on A Luxury Charter Yacht!

    Kevin Moir
    26 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Located in the middle of the ancient trading routes crossing the Indian Ocean, you will find the 1000 plus coral islands of the Maldives. The countless islands of the Maldives are formed around 26 circular atolls which cover over 90,000 square kilometres. Deep blue seas, palm trees swaying on white sandy beaches, thousands of fish of all shapes, sizes and colours directly under your Maldives charter yacht and a constant 30 degrees Celcius all year round…..paradise on Earth!! If you are arriving for your Maldives sailing holiday after a long international flight, Male Airport must have one…
  • Super Yacht of the Week: POLAR STAR

    Charles Meade
    24 May 2015 | 4:56 am
    We’re going wild over Monaco this weekend, and with Hamilton taking poll position at yesterday’s Grand Prix qualifier we’re waiting with baited breath to see whether he can hold onto the win. Lewis Hamilton, who hasn’t won in Monaco for seven years, has kept his cool during interview because he knows as well as anyone that the narrow track with its lethal twists and turns is unforgiving even for the greatest drivers. With 78 laps to go until we see today’s winner, all eyes are on iconic Monte Carlo. With all eyes on that unmistakable cityscape, there’s one…
  • Callisto – the One and Only Nautors Swan in Greece!

    Lambros Tsolakis
    22 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    We all know and admire the luxury, performance, craftsmanship, design and durability of Nautors Swan sailing yachts. There are many specimens available for charter, some in better condition than others, and there’s only one for your Greece sailing vacations! There is however one Swan that definitely outpaces all her sisterships: CALLISTO, a Swan 77, extended version. CALLISTO was built in 1995 as one of the biggest Swans at the time and, having had only 2 owners who have spared no expense to keep her in prime condition, she is in immaculate condition still. What’s more…
  • The Lights Go Green at Monaco Grand Prix 2015!

    Charlotte Ferguson
    21 May 2015 | 1:18 am
    It’s Thursday 21st May and the action has already started at the Monaco Grand Prix! First practice is well under way, and this is just the start of the big weekend ahead. Although the true race may not be starting until Sunday afternoon, there is plenty going on in the lead up to it, with practice, qualifying, press conferences and parties! We all know that the people having the most fun in Monaco (other than the drivers, of course) are those who are lucky enough to be on the yachts in port. Lined up in Port Hercules, the atmosphere for everyone onboard is unbeatable. Mingle with others…
 
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  • Unique Destinations for Summer Yacht Charter Vacations

    courtney
    28 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    More and more often these days, charter yacht owners are taking their boats well beyond the popular summer cruising grounds of New England and the Mediterranean—which means charter yacht clients have some truly interesting options when selecting a summer yacht charter itinerary. “It used to be that the choices were far more limited,” says Yachtstore charter broker Nancy Latinette. “Those days are over. So many interesting destinations are available for yacht charter nowadays that clients will be surprised by the choices .” For instance, one yacht we’re keeping an eye on this…
  • Mediterranean Yacht Charter: Spain and Croatia are Hotspots for 2015

    courtney
    19 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    The Mediterranean has long been the busiest place in the world for summer yacht charter vacations, with the French Riviera and Italy’s coastline drawing countless yachts for fun in the sun. Quite a few charter yachts are beginning to travel farther afield, though, with itineraries available not only in France and Italy, but also throughout the whole of the East and West Mediterranean. Credit: Bogdan Migulski For summer 2015, early bookings indicate that Spain and Croatia are the likely hotspots—and there is still time to book a yacht charter vacation in either destination. Interest in…
  • New England Yacht Charter: Lots of Great Options this Summer

    courtney
    11 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    New England is one of the best destinations in the world for summer yacht charter vacations. Newport, Rhode Island, is the hub of activity, with charter yacht itineraries running out to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, as well as up the coast to Maine. The weather becomes terrific around June and can stay great straight through September, allowing plenty of time for New England yacht charter itineraries with the family during the summer break. Courtesy: Ben Ramirez Yachtstore charter broker Nancy Latinette will be attending the 2015 Newport Charter Yacht Show again this June, when she will…
  • Bahamas Yacht Charter: Great Deal on 100-Foot Hargrave Perfect Harmony

    courtney
    6 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Does it get any better for American charter clients than cruising through the Bahamas during spring and early summer? The weather is terrific, the waters are calm and the kids are still in school, which means the majority of bareboat fleets are still tethered to the docks. Booking a luxury yacht charter in the Bahamas at springtime is as relaxing as it is fun. It’s a great time of year to cruise in a beautiful destination without crowds. And now, it can be done at an incentive rate. The owner of the 100-foot Hargrave Perfect Harmony is offering a deal for select dates into early summer in…
  • Yachts Still Available for The Exciting Monaco Grand Prix F1

    courtney
    1 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Credit: Iwao Yachtstore would like to announce that there are still fabulous yachts available for the exciting and quickly approaching Monaco Grand Prix F1 with confirmed prime viewing berths! This exciting racing event, May 21-25 is a kickstarter to the Summer yachting season and whether you are a Formula 1 fan or not, the attractions that take place during the event are sure to impress everyone. Book your yacht to get a hot viewing location today! There are popular yachts of all sizes still available, including M/Y Cappuccino. She is available for the event at an incredible rate with a…
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  • How Wind Turbines Work – Part II

    Mike Dickens
    29 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    How Wind Wind Turbines Work – Part II In our original article, we covered the fundamentals of power generation and the method by which a wind generator produces power. In this post, we will look at the payback of adding a wind turbine as a resource of clean power for your boat. If there is one principal feature of wind turbines that makes them a clever choice for clean power, it is that the breeze is constantly doing its own thing. It doesn’t necessarily stop at night, and it doesn’t stay on precise seasonality; winds blow year round. The current of air is always there, and a wind…
  • Using a Yacht Buyers Broker

    Mike Dickens
    27 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    Using a Yacht Buyers Broker Buying a used boat can be difficult, but going it alone can be dangerous. Learn how to make the task a pleasant and safe venture by using a yacht buyers broker. Yacht Buyers Broker – Introduction Motor Yachts for Sale The other day I returned a phone call left on my voice mail from a man inquiring about used boats I have for sale. When the caller answered I identified myself and asked what I might offer regarding the used boats he had called about. The caller immediately responded that he did not want to buy a used boat through a yacht buyers broker and hung…
  • Sundeck Trawler Training

    Mike Dickens
    27 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    Sundeck Trawler Training Good morning!  I hope everyone is doing okay.  We are doing fine….but it’s very hot already.  Rather be hot than cold.  We spent last week with some wonderful customers from Minnesota who purchased a beautiful sundeck trawler.  They looked at this boat in September of 2014 and really liked her but were not ready to buy a large sundeck trawler at that time.  Another buyer came along and bought this Heritage East sundeck trawler. Our buyers from Minnesota notified us in early March of this year that they were ready to begin the search for their new…
  • Recreational Boating Accidents – 2014

    Mike Dickens
    26 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    Recreational Boating Accidents – 2014 In 2014, the Coast Guard counted 4,064 incidents that involved 610 deaths, 2,678 injuries and just about $39 million dollars of destruction to property as a consequence of recreational yachting/boating accidents. Statistics The fatal accident scale was 5.2 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels. This toll represents a 10.6% rise from last year’s fatal accident rate of 4.7 deaths per 100,000 recreational vessels. As compared to 2013, the quantity of boating accidents amplified 0.05%, the number of fatalities increased 8.9%, and the…
  • Boat of the Week – 50 Jefferson

    Mary Dickens
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 50 Jefferson Good morning!  Hope everyone is doing well.  This 50 Jefferson is our boat of the week. She is a unique used motor yacht.  She was custom built with a 4′ cockpit which makes her a 50 Jefferson.  This 50 Jefferson cockpit motor yacht is able to go on long cruises as she holds 780 gallons of fuel. A few of the optional highlights & upgrades include: spare props, 2500 watt inverter, 15 Kw Westerbeke generator, epoxy bottom and much more! Loaded with features for extended cruising and live-aboard comfort with wide side decks and a spacious…
 
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