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  • Outboard theft on the rise in Switzerland, survey finds

    YBW News
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Swiss lakes are seeing an increasing rate of outboard motor theft, according to a survey by news agency ATS
  • Ben Ainslie Racing – An Impressive Perspective

    Yachting World News
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Why the announcement of the 1851 Trust was more than just another America's Cup press conference
  • Man, 84, Dies After Boat Capsizes Off Staten Island

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The victim, who had gone fishing with a friend, drowned after the 18-foot vessel they were in rolled, the authorities said.
  • Disabled Russian Cargo Ship Under Tow to Prince Rupert, Canada – Update

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    gCaptain
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    A disabled Russian cargo ship is safely under tow by an American tug following frantic efforts by the Canadian Government this weekend to prevent the ship from going aground along a remote stretch of coastline in British Columbia. As of Sunday, the Russian-flagged MV Simushir was securely under tow by Foss Maritime’s 4,300 BHP tug, Barbara Foss, enroute to Prince Rupert, Canada for repairs. The MV Simushir became disabled overnight Thursday in strong winds while underway west Haida Gwaii, sparking fears that ship may run aground with a reported 500 metric tonnes of bunker fuel and 60…
  • Winterizing Your Boat

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    Nicki Belczak
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    The days are shorter. The leaves are going out in a blaze of color. And the breeze has a bit of a bite. There’s no denying winter is on its way. In other words, it’s time to pull in the docks, rafts and lifts and close the books on another boating season. There’s more to getting your boat ready for winter than hauling it out if you want to survive the season of shrink-wrap ready to hit the water full-throttle next spring. First, give your boat a thorough go-over after your last outing. Note what you’d like to repair, replace or upgrade. Consider it your off-season project list.
 
 
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  • Disabled Russian Cargo Ship Under Tow to Prince Rupert, Canada – Update

    gCaptain
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    A disabled Russian cargo ship is safely under tow by an American tug following frantic efforts by the Canadian Government this weekend to prevent the ship from going aground along a remote stretch of coastline in British Columbia. As of Sunday, the Russian-flagged MV Simushir was securely under tow by Foss Maritime’s 4,300 BHP tug, Barbara Foss, enroute to Prince Rupert, Canada for repairs. The MV Simushir became disabled overnight Thursday in strong winds while underway west Haida Gwaii, sparking fears that ship may run aground with a reported 500 metric tonnes of bunker fuel and 60…
  • Sweden Says Credible Reports of Foreign Submarine In Its Waters

    Reuters
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    This amateur photo made available on October 19, 2014 by the Swedish Defence Ministry shows an object (top C) in the sea near Stockholm. Sweden released the grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm’s archipelago. REUTERS/Swedish Defence Ministry/Handout/TT News Agency By Niklas Pollard and Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Sweden released on Sunday a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm’s archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country’s biggest such mobilization since the Cold War. The search in…
  • Boskalis Wins $1.5 Billion Suez Canal Dredging Contract

    Rob Almeida
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    A consortium consisting of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), Van Oord, NMDC (Abu Dhabi) and Jan de Nul (Belgium) has won a contract from the Suez Canal Authorities in connection with the expansion of the Suez Canal. The total contract value amounts to USD 1.5 billion, with each partner entitled to an equal share of USD $375 million. The Suez canal, a vital trade link between Europe and Asia is to be widened over a 3 to 5 year period with a total cost of around USD $4 billion.  It will partially run in parallel to the current canal for approximately 50 kilometers.  Dredging will…
  • Update: Tow Line Secured to Adrift Cargo Ship Off British Columbia

    Mike Schuler
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Screengrab taken from video below Update: Late on Friday night the Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel Gordon Reid secured a tow line to the adrift Russian cargo ship, MV Simushir, west of Haida Gwaii.  The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfred Laurier attempted unsuccessfully to secure a line to the vessel on Saturday. As of Saturday afternoon, the tug Barbara Foss has made up the tow “and is managing the situation” according to the Haida Nation.  The two vessels are heading north at 5 knots. The following video records a snapshot of the Barbara Foss’ tow operation…
  • Gonzalo Makes Landfall in Bermuda As Category 2 Hurricane

    Reuters
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Hurricane Gonzalo as seen from the International Space Station, October 16, 2014. Photo credit: NASA By Sam Strangeways HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Hurricane Gonzalo scored a direct hit on Bermuda on Friday evening, knocking out most of the electricity there as it lashed the tiny Atlantic island chain with pounding surf, drenching rains and sustained winds topping 100 miles (161 km) per hour. The strongest storm to sweep the subtropical British territory in a decade made full landfall at about 8:30 p.m. local time as the large eye of Gonzalo, 35 miles (56 km) wide, crossed the…
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  • Winterizing Your Boat

    Nicki Belczak
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    The days are shorter. The leaves are going out in a blaze of color. And the breeze has a bit of a bite. There’s no denying winter is on its way. In other words, it’s time to pull in the docks, rafts and lifts and close the books on another boating season. There’s more to getting your boat ready for winter than hauling it out if you want to survive the season of shrink-wrap ready to hit the water full-throttle next spring. First, give your boat a thorough go-over after your last outing. Note what you’d like to repair, replace or upgrade. Consider it your off-season project list.
  • Behind the (Boating) Music: Southern Cross

    Kelly Kaylor
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A favorite of many boaters, the song Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash, seems best suited for cruising a postcard-worthy waterway. Just add the glow of sunset and you have what boating dreams (at least mine) are made of. But, what does it all mean? Written by Stephen Stills in 1982 with Richard and Michael Curtis. According to Stills, “The Curtis brothers brought a wonderful song called ‘Seven League Boots,’ but it drifted around too much. I rewrote a new set of words and added a different chorus, a story about a long boat trip I took after my divorce. It’s…
  • Fall Pumpkin Boat Races

    Nicki Belczak
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Photo courtesy of West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta Come fall, giant pumpkin weigh-offs are a tradition all across the country. What do you do with these gargantuan gourds after the big event? Do you bake a thousand pies? Carve a jack-o-lantern that’ll illuminate the entire neighborhood? Turns out pumpkins float. This discovery, credited to Wayne Hackney by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, led to the creation of a new autumn tradition, pumpkin boat regattas. Coast-to-coast “squash-bucklers” hollow out these behemoths and head to the harbor to race for glory —and the chance to be crowned…
  • On-Water Hot Spots for Fall Foliage

    Colleen Richardson
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You can smell it in the air – it’s officially autumn. As the leaves start to change color millions of Americans hit the road to experience fall’s beauty through a car window. Why not skip the traffic and try a new vantage point? Try taking your leaf peeping trip aboard a boat – It’s easier than you think. Check out our top 8 U.S. waterways for fall foliage, all offering cruising, rental and charter options. For more information on these destinations and ways to get on the water check out our article: Top Spots to View Autumn Colors from the Water. EAST Bar Harbor, Maine: As the…
  • 5 Species to Fish in the Fall

    Michael Perulli
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you want in on some of the best fishing of the year, don’t put your boat away before the leaves start changing color. Although it can be a little more challenging at times, autumn provides anglers with a chance to land some big fish. The fall feed (when fish eat more than usual in anticipation of winter) is the major reason that fishing can be so good this time of year. We’ve put together a list of some of the freshwater fish that anglers target when the weather cools down a bit: Largemouth Bass If you are looking to catch some largemouth bass this fall, keep in mind that most of them…
 
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  • Feadship Heritage Fleet Holding USA Event

    Diane M. Byrne
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Do you own a classic Feadship? Then the Feadship Heritage Fleet wants you to join a special event being held in Fort Lauderdale on November 1. The Feadship Heritage Fleet is a history- and camaraderie-focused group formed by three vintage Feadship owners in April 2013. The goal is to bring together owners with Feadship-built boats […] The post Feadship Heritage Fleet Holding USA Event appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • October 2014 Motoryacht Video: Feadship’s Como

    Megayacht News Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    At “just” 151’6” (46.22 meters), Como is one of the smaller yachts to emerge from Feadship in recent years. To equate her size with insignificance would be a mistake, though. Como is, from her whale-tail-shape mast to her racecar-inspired hull lines, a considerable example of custom yacht construction. Every styling detail is the result of […] The post October 2014 Motoryacht Video: Feadship’s Como appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Peters & May Pink Lashings, for Breast Cancer Cause

    Megayacht News Staff
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Yachts and megayachts being transported by Peters & May through the winter have a colorful option, for a good cause, for their lashings. The company is offering pink straps in an effort to raise £25,000 (about $39,800) for a breast cancer charity. Specifically, the Peters & May Pink Lashings effort is to benefit Breast Cancer […] The post Peters & May Pink Lashings, for Breast Cancer Cause appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Icon 250, In Build for 2017 Delivery

    Diane M. Byrne
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    The yacht known for now as Icon 250 is officially underway at Icon Yachts. The hull arrived this week from Icon Yachts’ subcontractor. The Icon 250 is styled by Tim Heywood and measures just shy of 250 feet, hence the name. LOA is 248’7”, or 75.8 meters. She’ll be quite voluminous, with a gross tonnage […] The post Icon 250, In Build for 2017 Delivery appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Numarine North America: New Service Division

    Megayacht News Staff
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Turkey-based Numarine has set its sights on American, Caribbean, and Latin American yacht buyers. The recently established Numarine North America will handle service for these owners. Numarine offers performance-oriented yachts and megayachts to 130 feet. Most thus far are hardtop or flying-bridge models, though a new explorer design is being marketed for build. The yacht […] The post Numarine North America: New Service Division appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

    ocean
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    The Call of the Ocean The siren call of the ocean has attracted men from times immemorial .Men have been drawn to the sea, in search of treasures, for commerce and some for pure unadulterated adventure. The longing for adventure, for excitement, for pitting yourself against the forces of nature facing & overcoming the challenges that the ocean throws at you, waging a battle with the turbulent waves pitting your wits and skills against the relentless adversary remains unquenched so does the desire to explore and experience the unknown. Clipper around the world yacht race is the answer to…
  • 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

    ocean
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    The 55th International Boat show, which is an exhibition of the wide range of boats and yachts from all over the world, is to be held in the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale, a city which is more famously known as “The Yacht City of the World”. The prestigious event will begin on 30th Oct, 2014 and will continue for 5 days. The event is scheduled to end on 3rd Nov, 2014. The event will continue on each of these days from 10 am to 7 p.m. The general admissions to the event will continue from 31st Oct, while the prime time Preview will actually happen on 30th Oct. BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE Oct 30…
  • Americas Premiere of Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht

    ocean
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Iconic Australian luxury boat-builder Riviera has confirmed its stylish new 6000 Sport Yacht will make her Americas Premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida from October 30 – November 3. Heralding an exciting new era in luxury on-water entertaining, this sleek flagship of Riviera’s sophisticated Sport Yacht series will form part of an impressive six-boat display of the latest innovative models from across Riviera’s award-winning collections that cater to a wide range of boating pursuits and individual styles. Riviera will also showcase its sporty and…
  • Norwalk Boat Show 2014

    ocean
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Norwalk Boat Show 2014, which was held in Norwalk Cova Marina, Norwalk, Connecticut in USA, from 18th Sep to 21st Sep is the Norhteast’s most popular boat show which hosts a huge number of amazing boats. The Boat Show 2014 saw huge crowds in the worldwide event. The 39th event featured numerous boats and provided the platform for new businesses to introduce new products into the market and brought together professionals from the international boat sector. People could find everything they need for boating fun. Norwalk Boat show offered an incredible line-up of boating education,…
  • Spanish première for Belize 54 Daybridge

    Alexander
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Growing affection for high-end luxury power boats boasting a noble and nostalgic design has inspired the new 54 Daybridge from award-winning boat-builder Belize Motoryachts. This distinctive and elegant blend of classical charm, state-of-the-art marine technology and high-performance hull reflects Belize’s relentless pursuit of perfection and its passion to source the best, no matter where in the world it exists. Designed in Australia by iconic Riviera, the Belize 54 Daybridge makes her Spanish premiere at the 2014 Barcelona International Boat Show from October 15-19. Riviera chairman and…
 
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  • 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.
  • Snook: Do We Love Them to Death?

    Ray Markham
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    I admit it; one of my favorite “eating” fish is a snook. Certainly though, pompano has to be my top choice, and then possibly flounder, but snook? Well, a snook is just something different. Years ago, snook were called “soap fish” by anglers who rarely skinned fish before cooking them. Some just scaled them, gutted […] The post Snook: Do We Love Them to Death? appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
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  • 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…
  • Top Choices in Wakeboard Tower Speakers

    Patrick Gerald
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Equipping your sport boat with wakeboard tower speakers vs. standard marine boat speakers for better wakeboarding music enjoyment If you’re an avid wakeboarder, you’ve likely already chosen a great board and invested in a tower. What more do you need? Well, if you have been relying on your boat speakers, it’s time to consider wakeboard tower speakers. Boat speakers just don’t cut it when it comes to listening to your favorite tunes while trailing behind the boat. They can barely exceed the engine noise even in top volume and don’t stand a chance of being heard at…
  • Sailing with a Pet on Board Your Boat

    Kate Flannery
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    photo courtesy of Ingrid Taylor Tips for keeping your dog or cat safe, happy and well cared for when cruising Ask any pet owner how their furry friend has changed their life, and you will get the same answer – high maintenance, but a best friend for life. Sailing, also a high maintenance hobby, can only become more difficult with a furry beast playing Skipper, but it is not impossible and it works miracles on the crew’s mood. There are a couple of things to mind before and during your sailing trip with the pet: Prepping Your Boat for Pets photo courtesy of A. Davey Before you even bring…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 17/10/2014

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    With 32,921 visitors walking the docks, the quality of qualified visitors was high and the feeling left over from the show was positive. “With nearly 90% of stands renewal each year, the MYS can be compared to a club where everyone knows each other but above all where they all strongly invest to meet in a common business atmosphere in Monaco. In the capacity of organizers, we are responsible for the quality of the exhibition, for the services offered to the exhibitors as well as for the means implemented to maximize the return on investment of their participation” according to Ms…
  • The 2014 Monaco Yacht Show: 24 Years Of Strength

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    On the docks, the exhibitors all highlighted the evolution of attendance levels: a slight decrease in visits (32 921 participants against 33 730 in 2013) but undoubtedly a far better quality as to contacts made, with many more owners and potential clients visiting. The MYS has been an important part of the superyacht market for several years thanks to its long-running heritage and ability to spark industry activity. However, aside from the relationships and networking, the success of each show can be seen in the signed contracts and sales which emerge from the show, if not on site, within the…
  • Mondo Marine Unveil Two New Yacht Projects

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    The M57 Eidos Project In a successful collaboration with the Venice-based designer ‘Team for Design – Enrico Gobbi’, Mondo Marine has introduced the new 57 metre as a response to growing demand from the mid-range market. ‘Gobbi has designed a luxury 57 meter yacht that reflects a sleek design, with a nicely proportioned and stylish profile that for the designer recalls someway a sword’ says Roberto Zambrini, co-owner of Mondo Marine. The elements that make M57 Eidos distinctive are, first of all, its elegance which can be seen in her neat style lines and balanced…
  • Patrik Von Sydow on Lightweight Construction Experts Danish Yachts

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Indeed, the Denmark-based company’s ability to stand out from the crowd is evidenced by the fact that all five of those vessels have been delivered to commercial clients . We sat down with Patrik Von Sydow, CEO of Danish Yachts, at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, to find out more about their recent projects and the company’s ambitions for the future. “It’s been an exciting 12 months, or 16 months I should say. We’ve delivered five yachts in that period,” he said. “As you might know with all of our vessels the common denominator is that they are made of…
  • Southern Wind Closes In On 23 Years Of Yachting

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    We sat down with Andrea Micheli, Of Pegaso Srl, Southern Wind Marketing and Customer Care Representative, at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, to find out more about the company and hear his thoughts on what has been a remarkable two decades. “Southern Wind is a shipyard specialising in building semi-custom advanced composite sailing yachts,” he began by telling us. “In the range over the years we moved from specialising in building 72 to 80 footer and then we became you might say ‘kings’ in the range of 100 footer.” So what would he say has been the Cape…
 
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  • Super Yacht of the Week: MARY JEAN II

    Charles Meade
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    With a brief of maximising comfort and outdoor living, all whilst creating a truly magnificent and instantly recognisable structure, MARY JEAN II is a truly unique luxury motor yacht offering enough amenities to make her a destination within herself. From the esteemed International Shipyard Ancona group MARY JEAN II oozes their pioneering curvaceous exterior, maintaining a sporty pedigree even at a colossal 61.7 metres. As well as curves in all the right places, MARY JEAN II guarantees instant recognition with her stunning royal blue hull contrasted with sheeny white super-structure. With 16…
  • Discover the Quieter Side of Ibiza Next Summer

    Cordelia Oakes-Ash
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    You need to act fast! Select one of the best of the few yachts available with a Spanish charter license next summer now in order to avoid disappointment. With the Spanish legislation for yacht charters being so stringent, the cream of the crop gets booked very early in the season. Don’t let yourself be fooled; there’s much more to Ibiza than bubble soaked parties. Unspoiled inland villages, undeveloped coves, and wild, beautiful countryside still exist, perfect to relax and unwind. At the Torre de Savinar, you can find the most magical views of the Es Vedra, a dramatic rock…
  • Top Restaurant Guide Cruising from Nassau to the Exumas, Part II.

    Ben Sutton
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Following on from yesterday’s post featuring Dune at the One&Only Ocean Beach Nassau and Latitudes at the Exuma Beach Resort, this edition digs a little deeper into every day Bahamian life. For a more relaxed atmosphere, be sure to visit KB’s Chat ‘N’ Chill, which is nestled in the cove of Stocking Island in Exuma, Bahamas. Having been voted one of the ultimate beach bars in the world by Caribbean Travel and Life, Chat ‘N’ Chill is an essential stop on your charter around the Exumas. * Image courtesy of the Bahamas Tourist Board At Chat ‘N’ Chill, everything…
  • Top Restaurant Guide Cruising from Nassau to the Exumas, Part I.

    Ben Sutton
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Have you made your Thanksgiving plans? Are you looking to do something a little different next Spring Break but have yet to be inspired? The Bahamas could be the answer to all your questions; the islands are graced with phenomenal natural beauty, crystal clear waters and some of the most luxurious attractions in the world. Follow this simple guide to ensure that you attend the best restaurants when cruising from Nassau to the Exumas. First stop, Dune. Owned by internationally renowned restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, DUNE at the One&Only Ocean Club is a little piece of heaven in…
  • Tortola: The Top Spot to Start Your British Virgin Islands Charter!

    Charlotte
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    We’ve got our eye on the BVI! In just a couple of weeks time, Nanny Cay Marina will host the autumn BVI Charter Yacht Show, and some of our brokers are headed to Tortola to examine the best crewed catamarans currently available for your BVI catamaran charter, which is highly likely to start from Road Town, Tortola. As the largest island in the British Virgin Islands, Tortola is also the most populated of the islands. The majority of charters will start in Road Town, which is reminiscent of a typical Caribbean town, but with a more commercial feel to it because it is a hive of activity,…
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  • 4 Great Thanksgiving Charters in the Bahamas, Caribbean and Galapagos

    Mike
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ah, Thanksgiving. It is the quintessential American holiday. Turkey with sweet stuffing and thick gravy, mashed potatoes dripping in butter, homemade apple pie oozing cinnamon spice and family sitting around the table together. Is there anything that could possibly make the day any better? How about letting the crew aboard your charter yacht handle all the cleaning? And having a personal chef to cook the 20-pound bird? Oh, and being able to step away from dinner and onto the swim platform to work off some of the calories in a pristine bay? Those things are what turn a holiday into a vacation,…
  • Exclusive Offer for Skip Barber Racers

    bill
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Save 5% on Yacht Vacations in the Caribbean & Mediterranean Skip Barber racers and participants are eligible for this special offer from Yachtstore for luxury yacht vacations in The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands and throughout the Mediterranean including Greece, Turkey, Italy, and France. Save hundreds of dollars on a luxury yacht charter vacation! With your purchase of a Skip Barber Racing Experience before December 31st, 2014 you are eligible for a savings of 5% on the base charter fee of a luxury yacht charter booked through Yachtstore before December 31st, 2015.     The…
  • One Yacht Staying for the Winter is Offering a Good Deal

    Mike
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The French Riviera is known as a summer yacht charter destination. There’s no arguing that. From May through September, the marinas from Cannes to Antibes are chock-a-block with some of the largest and most impressive superyachts afloat. Then come the cooler breezes of autumn along with the winter landscape of January and February, when most captains and crew high-tail it out of town to offer yacht charter in warmer climes. This seasonal pattern may lead you to believe that the French Riviera is empty during the off-season—and you’d be absolutely wrong. A handful of yachts stay…
  • Coming this Fall: The Biggest Sunseeker Motoryacht Ever in Charter

    Mike
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Autumn is known as boat show season in the world of yachting, with builders introducing new models everywhere from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Cannes, France. Usually, the new models take a year or so to work their way onto the charter market, but this year is going to be different. One of the most highly anticipated new launches is the 155-foot motoryacht from Sunseeker—the British shipyard’s biggest build to date, and one that is expected to become available for charter immediately. Hull number one has been christened Blush, and from what we’ve seen in the early renderings, she’s…
  • 6 Best Catamaran Yacht Charters in the Caribbean and Virgin Islands

    Mike
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Catamarans are outstanding options for yacht charter. Whether power or sail, they offer exceptionally stable cruising platforms that even first-time charter clients usually find completely comfortable. Their wide-beam designs allow for huge guest areas inside and out, and some of today’s larger catamarans have upper-deck lounges where guests can soak in the sun underway. Here’s a look at six of our favorite catamarans offering charters this winter in the Caribbean and Virgin Islands: Viking Dream At 46 feet long, she’s far from the biggest catamaran available in the British Virgin…
 
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  • Pictures: The Largest Ship Ever On The Thames – Edith Maersk

    MI News Network
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at DP World London Gateway on 19th October 2014 in the early hours of the morning. Checkout exclusive pictures of the ship.
  • World’s First LNG Hybrid Barge Christened In Hamburg

    MI News Network
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    The world’s first LNG hybrid barge of Becker Marine Systems was christened with the name “Hummel” on October 18, 2014, at Grasbrook Quay in HafenCity Hamburg. The godmother of the inaugural event for the floating LNG power plant for environmentally friendly energy supply of cruise ships was Dr. Monika Griefahn, Chief Sustainability Officer at AIDA Cruises.
  • India Approves Plan To Develop Iran’s Chabahar Port

    Reuters
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    India will float a company to develop Iran's Chabahar Port, a government statement said on Saturday, as New Delhi aims to take advantage of a thaw in Tehran's relations with world powers.
  • Carnival Cruise Ship Returning To Dock In Texas After Ebola Concern

    Reuters
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    The Carnival Magic cruise ship was en route back to the United States on Saturday with a passenger from Texas who might have handled specimens of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States but is considered at low risk, a company spokeswoman said.
  • Egypt Signs Contract With 6 Firms For Dredging Of New Suez Canal

    Reuters
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    The Egyptian government has signed a contract with six international firms to carry out the dredging of the new Suez Canal, the head of the Suez Canal Authority said on Saturday.
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  • Boat of the Week – 2003 36 Carver Mariner

    Mary Dickens
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 2003 36 Carver Mariner Good morning everyone, This week’s boat of the week is this beautiful 2003 36 Carver Mariner. The salon boasts a unique raised lounge/dinette/with Ultra leather seating. The large galley has abundant storage. The master stateroom is large with an adjoining bath with an extra large shower. Both settees in the salon convert to bunks. Rich, cherry wood cabinetry with high-gloss finish adds beauty and warmth to the space. This is the only diesel 36 Carver Mariner on the market at the present time.  The seller is extremely motivated and wants…
  • First Mate -Critical Role

    Mike Dickens
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    First Mate -Critical Role My mate is the First Mate of our trawler. I teasingly call her the Admiral because any selection by me, the Captain, can be overruled by her. But we are a good team and usually in agreement. A cruising trawler is a small metropolis afloat. There are two power systems, both alternating and direct currents and also both wind and solar system aboard. There is a waste treatment system, luxury accommodations to rest the crew, food preparation systems (propane), food cooling systems (freezers and refrigerator), water systems for cleansing and meal preparing, navigational…
  • Varnishing Teak Like a Pro

    Mike Dickens
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    Varnishing Teak Like a Pro If you are a boating traditionalist like myself, a boat is not a real boat unless there is some exterior bright work (varnished teak) on the boat. But the trend of today’s builders is NO teak if at all possible. The modern consumer does not want to be bothered with such mundane chores. How sad. I even hear buyers state clearly “if there is any teak outside, I don’t want that boat”. But I know why, they just don’t have a good understanding of what it takes to keep it looking perfect. Today you’ll learn how varnishing teak can get…
  • New Boat to Market – 2001 31′ Sea Ray

    Mike Dickens
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    New Boat to Market Port side We are pleased to offer this 2001 31 Sea Ray Sundancer; new boat to market. This new boat to market,  is an ideal cruiser for couple, or party of four. Just listed and priced to sell; I am going to rate this 2001 31 Sea Ray Sundancer above average…..will give her a solid 9 out of 10.  This exceptionable riding express cruiser appeals to the upscale boater who knows the quality & value of a Sea Ray, from its roomy cockpit with ample seating & wet bar area to the spacious galley & master berth. This beautiful, well maintained Sundancer has plenty of…
  • Boat of the Week – 1987 38 Marine Trader

    Mary Dickens
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 1987 38 Marine Trader Good morning!  This week’s boat of the week is this nice 1987 38 Marine Trader used sundeck trawler.   This 1987 38 Marine Trader is the perfect used trawler for a couple or a party of four.  She is perfect for the Great Loop or cruising the ICW. To view all her specs, photos and a You Tube video, visit her at 1987 38 Marine Trader Sundeck.  We also have other nice used boats for sale that might be of interest to you.
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