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  • Boat Repairs: When to DIY and When to Pay a Pro

    Boat Trader - WaterBlogged
    Brett Becker
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    There's a time for DIY and a time to pay the pros. Know the difference.
  • Used Boat Sales Tactics: Social Proof

    Boat Trader - WaterBlogged
    Brett Becker
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    Peer-pressure can be brought to bear in subtle ways.
  • Two die in Virgin Gorda boating accident; captain in critical condition

    Captain Rande
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Two die in Virgin Gorda boating accident; captain in critical condition: Two people who have worked...
  • Red Funnel ferry helps rescue sailors from capsized dinghy

    YBW News
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:56 am
    Three sailors were successfully rescued from the Solent on Saturday afternoon
  • New Year, New Boat? Insider tips for shopping a boat show

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    Kelly Kaylor
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    A New Year means new resolutions. Maybe your resolution is looking to spend more quality time with family and friends? Learn something new? Spend more time outdoors or being active? This is the year to follow through on that resolution and discover boating—an activity that can accomplish all of the above. Ring in 2015 by shopping a local boat show to learn more about what, when, where and how to fish, sail, wakesurf, cruise and more. Throughout the winter and spring, hundreds of boat shows are held around the country and they provide a taste of the boating lifestyle, deals on boats for…
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  • Start Off 2015 With Boating Goodies

    Ask the Boater
    3 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Perhaps you have a little extra holiday money you received as gifts or gift cards.  What better way to start off your 2015 boating year, than acquiring a few of these goodies:       Most of these have free shipping. Keep things neat with Non-spill wine / cocktail glasses Look debonair in your Captain’s Cap or perhaps this one for the First Mate A waterproof cell phone case is a good insurance policy Be safer with a portable spotlight Who doesn’t need a new pair of Sperry boat shoes?  
  • Just in Time for Winterizing

    Ask the Boater
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    BoatUS is offering a free 15-Page Boater’s Guide To Winterizing. We all know that water expands and can cause a boat engine block to crack, damage hoses, refrigeration, etc.  If you are rushing through getting your boat put up for the winter, you could cause yourself much additional work and expense.  Many learn the hard way and are more careful in the following year.  In an effort to help folks, BoatUS has a free guide which includes a great checklist and information about storing and winterizing your boat.  
  • Blue Moon in the Great Lakes

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

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

    Ask the Boater
    9 Jan 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Be sure to view in full screen!
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  • Stunning superyacht racing pictures from the Millennium Cup 2015, held in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    Toby Hodges
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The Bay of Islands showed its full natural charm as it played host to this year’s Millennium Cup. From dolphins racing alongside to the majestic scarlet-hulled maxi ketch and ocean racing legend Steinlager 2, photographer Jeff Brown distils the highlights in this vibrant gallery of pictures. The Millennium Cup 2015 regatta was won by the 50m Perini ketch and five-time circumnavigator Silencio. Steinlager 2, previously skippered by Sir Peter Blake and the only yacht to have ever won all six legs of the Whitbread Round the World Race, won the Pacific Cup division. Sir Peter Blake’s old…
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Racing on verge of an impressive leg win but tensions are running high and provisions running out

    Matthew Sheahan
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    The final few hundred miles to the finish in Sanya are especially tense for Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Racing Team as they edge towards taking an impressive victory on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In both of the previous two legs the Franco/Chinese team has been on the podium, impressive in itself, but winning this leg into the Chinese port of Sanya would be particularly special for this new and impressive campaign.The 4,642nm leg from Abu Dhabi has been a light one with plenty of stumbling blocks along the way from fickle conditions to unlit fishing boats and unmarked nets making…
  • Yacht refit: you can save costs on refitting a quality cruiser by project managing the work yourself

    Belinda Bird
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Buy a quality cruiser and project manage your own refit. Rupert Holmes advises on how to avoid the pitfallsHave you ever hankered after a top-quality yacht, fitted out to your own requirements, but discounted the idea on the basis of cost? If so, it may be worth looking into buying one with the intention of carrying out a yacht refit and project managing the work yourself. While many owners of larger craft hand refit work to a single yard that becomes responsible for the entire process, it can also be viable to manage a refit on a biggish boat yourself. One of the most common motivations for…
  • Get immediate access to Yachting World on iPad/iPhone wherever you are in the world!

    Millie Diamond
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Get online and access our latest issue anywhere in the world from just £11.75 At anchor in the PacificIf you fancy immediate access from wherever you are in the world you can go digital on the iPad or iPhone and still take advantage of our January sale offers. From just £11.75 you can access Yachting World at any time, anywhere you are. Or if you still like the rustling of paper between your fingers as much as you enjoy the wind rustling your sails you can sign up for a print subscription and get Yachting World delivered straight to your door. From only £16.74 to subscribe with home…
  • Morris 48 – an eagerly awaited new American yacht with a mix of modern a traditional values

    Elaine Bunting
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:44 am
    Elaine Bunting is impressed by the cherry red Morris Ocean Series 48GT, which she spotted at the Annapolis Boat ShowMorris 48 GT sailing. Photos by Billy BlackEven on an afternoon of intermittent drizzle, nothing could dampen the eagerness of visitors to Annapolis to see on board the Morris 48 (officially the Morris Ocean Series 48GT). Every day people waited patiently in line for their turn to have a look. The new cherry red yacht they were queuing for was a show-stopping mixture of tradition and modern ideas. Morris yachts appeal to the traditionalist, and exude seakindliness and quality.
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  • Sea Shepherd Heads to Damen After Winning the Jackpot

    Rob Almeida
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Rendering via Damen The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society won a ridiculous donation tonight at the annual Goed Geld Gala (Good Money Gala) in Amsterdam, enough they say to build their “ideal ship.” With the 8.3 million euro donation, Sea Shepherd CEO Alex Cornelissen says they “will now be able to have a custom-designed ship built, capable of achieving speeds that far exceed any of the vessels in our current fleet. After researching possible ship builders for the last two years, negotiations with Dutch ship builder Damen has resulted in a blueprint of our ideal ship.”…
  • U.S. Seen Limiting Oil Drilling in Arctic, May Open Atlantic

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina.  file image (c) Jorge Moro/ By Mark Drajem and Jim Snyder (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Interior Department will lay a framework as soon as Tuesday for oil exploration in the nation’s coastal waters in a five-year plan that is expected to withdraw areas off Alaska while possibly adding parts of the Atlantic. Republican Lisa Murkowski said the head of the offshore energy office told her the agency will place areas of the energy-rich U.S. Arctic off limits. Those areas had been previously deferred from new leasing. Current leases in…
  • Military Sealift Command Ship Remains Grounded Off Japan

    Mike Schuler
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    In this file photo taken Jan. 7, 2015, the Military Sealift Command prepositioning vessel USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) takes on cargo in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U.S. Navy Photo Military Sealift Command’s prepositioning vessel USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) remained stuck Monday on a reef off the East Coast of Okinawa, Japan after the ship ran aground there last Friday morning (local time). The vessel remains grounded approximately 6 nautical miles off the coast of Uruma, Okinawa. According to a report Monday by the Stars and Stripes, 47 soldiers and 18 marines have been…
  • Prosecutor Seeks 26 Year Prison Sentence for Costa Concordia Captain

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Tugboat maneuver the Costa Concordia towards its berth in the port of Genoa, July 27, 2014. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini By Silvia Ognibene FLORENCE, Jan 26 (Reuters) – An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people. Francesco Schettino was the commander of the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three football pitches, when it came too close to shore and hit rocks off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. In summing up arguments at the trial in…
  • HSH Nordbank Sees $1.7 Billion in Bad Shipping Debt Deals

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    By Nicholas Brautlecht (Bloomberg) — HSH Nordbank AG, the world’s largest financier of ships, is stepping up efforts to unload billions in bad debt racked up during a seven-year glut in the global container fleet. The bank based in Hamburg is looking to seal a series of transactions in which maritime companies would take over vessels from defaulting debtors, Wolfgang Topp, head of HSH’s restructuring unit, said in a phone interview on Jan. 19. A dispute over ship and charter prices thwarted attempts last year to replicate a $300 million deal with Greek shipowner Navios Group in…
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  • Jake Owen: If I Could Be On A Boat With Anyone, It Would Be …

    Guest Author
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    This is a guest post by Jake Owen. I love to boat. Nothing beats being out in the sunshine cruising with the wind in your hair. Even when I’m on tour, I love to get on the water and relax. A lot of my songs are inspired by what it feels like to be on the water because that’s where some of my favorite memories are made with my friends and family. Before my music hits my fans, I bring my friends out and test the album on my boat. I want the music I make to be the type of music people want to turn up while they’re out on the water … and my friends always keep me honest. For me, there’s…
  • Five Ice Fishing Tips for Beginners

    Michael Perulli
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    The holidays are over but, for most of us in the north, we are still walking in a winter wonderland every time we step outside. The lake might be frozen and the boat might be put away, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still go fishing! Ice fishing can be just as relaxing and rewarding as its summertime counterpart. Here are a few tips to help beginners pull some lunkers through the ice: 1. Do your research There are a few things you should research before drilling a hole in the lake and dropping a line. First and foremost, ensure that the ice is thick enough to safely stand and…
  • New Year, New Boat? Insider tips for shopping a boat show

    Kelly Kaylor
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    A New Year means new resolutions. Maybe your resolution is looking to spend more quality time with family and friends? Learn something new? Spend more time outdoors or being active? This is the year to follow through on that resolution and discover boating—an activity that can accomplish all of the above. Ring in 2015 by shopping a local boat show to learn more about what, when, where and how to fish, sail, wakesurf, cruise and more. Throughout the winter and spring, hundreds of boat shows are held around the country and they provide a taste of the boating lifestyle, deals on boats for…
  • In 2015…I’d Rather Be Boating: Hilton Head, South Carolina

    Colleen Richardson
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hilton Head Harbour Source: Flickr Happy New Year! It’s no surprise, but one of our resolutions is to go boating more in 2015. There’s no better way to spend quality time with loved ones than on the water, so let’s start the New Year off right with one of our favorite boating destinations – Hilton Head. Hilton Head, South Carolina hosts over 2.5 million visitors each year offering breathtaking natural beauty in a quaint seaside town. With mild weather and water conditions, it’s no wonder boat lovers flock to this southern hot spot. Hilton Head’s 14 miles of beaches…
  • Happy Holidays from Discover Boating!

    Kelly Kaylor
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    If the ‘weather outside is frightful’ or you’re ‘walking in a winter wonderland’ … don’t worry, just keep those visions of boaters boating ‘dancing in your head’. That’s how those songs go, right? Wishing you & yours a very happy holiday season! The post Happy Holidays from Discover Boating! appeared first on Boating Blog.
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  • Queen South Offering Spain Charters for 30+ Guests

    Diane M. Byrne
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Most charter megayachts are limited to carrying 12 passengers, regardless of LOA, due to regulations. That may lead you to believe you have to compromise if you want to throw a big party: stay at the dock, book multiple boats, or pare down the guest list. Well, you’re not out of luck, at least in […] The post Queen South Offering Spain Charters for 30+ Guests appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Savannah, by Feadship: Yard’s 1st Hybrid Yacht

    Diane M. Byrne
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    The metallic green paint job of Savannah, launched by Feadship over the weekend, isn’t the only thing different about her. The 274’9” (83.5-meter) megayacht has a hybrid propulsion system marking some notable firsts, an underwater lounge, and other fascinating features. Built by the Royal de Vries shipyard of Feadship, Savannah sprang partly from the Feadship […] The post Savannah, by Feadship: Yard’s 1st Hybrid Yacht appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Sanlorenzo SL86: New 2015 Model

    Diane M. Byrne
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In a move meant to attract more international clientele, Sanlorenzo has added the SL86 to its all-fiberglass SL series. She replaces the SL82, which has been around for a number of years. The Sanlorenzo SL86 is already in build, with five contracts signed so far. LOA: 86’8” (26.45 meters). Beam: 20’8” (6.35 meters). The Italian […] The post Sanlorenzo SL86: New 2015 Model appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015: Race Day 3

    Megayacht News Staff
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    It’s official: Silencio and Steinlager II (above) are the winners of their divisions in the New Zealand Millennium Cup. It seemed all but inevitable that Silencio would take the Millennium Cup division (yachts exceeding 98 feet/30 meters). After all, she won both race day 1 and race day 2. However, her four challengers weren’t about […] The post New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015: Race Day 3 appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • NYC’s North Cove Marina to Be Managed by IGY Marinas

    Diane M. Byrne
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    North Cove Marina, located on the Hudson River in downtown New York City, will now be operated by IGY Marinas. IGY Marinas has been appointed by Brookfield Property Partners, a commercial and residential real-estate company. Brookfield owns Brookfield Place, an office and retail complex adjacent to the marina. Brookfield Place is the current name for […] The post NYC’s North Cove Marina to Be Managed by IGY Marinas appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • West Marine Winter Clearance Sale

    Diane Seltzer
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Save up to 70% on boat gear now with some of the best prices available from West Marine all year It may be cold outside now, but boating season will be here before we know it! Now is the perfect time to shop online for new boat gear so you are ready to enjoy the season ahead. West Marine is holding its Annual Winter Sale and offering up to 70% off regular prices on their most popular boating gear. Quantities are limited… so you’ll want to shop these deals now while they are still available!   Also get FREE Shipping on orders over $49 – or Free Shipping to any West…
  • Top 10 Most Popular Boater Lifestyle Topics in 2014

    Diane Seltzer
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    Round-up of the most viewed posts and popular topics on during 2014 What are boaters interested in? What boating lifestyle topics are the most popular right now? At the start of each new year I like to take a look back and see what topics are resonating most with readers. Since many articles on my site have been around for a long time – like Boating with a Baby or Best Boating Music and Boat Songs – it’s no surprise they are at the top of the list… after all, I have been publishing on this site since 2009! These are topics that will always be…
  • Top Notch Sailing Destinations: Southeast Asia

    Kate Flannery
    27 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Halong Bay in Vietnam – photo credit Planning a dream sailing trip to vacation destinations in Asia: Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia and India Sailing the waterways of the Atlantic, Pacific or even Australia is diverse enough, but how about something completely different? The largest continent, Asia, is hard to pin down as a single travel destination. Stretching over 44,579,000 km², there are few men, historically speaking, who can say they have seen enough of it to feel mildly satisfied. It is a little easier for the sailor, but even the coastline boasts an impressive 62,800…
  • Time for a Sound System Upgrade on Your Boat

    Kate Flannery
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Upgrade your old marine stereo system for better music enjoyment on your boat – photo credit Upgrading your old marine stereo system makes it easier for boaters to play and enjoy music from their smartphones, Bluetooth and other digital devices In the midst of yearly and seasonal boat repairs and upgrades, stereo systems usually get honorable mentions, but they rarely get some real work done on them – the funds are easily depleted, on-board entertainment systems don’t make the cut. And so, most boat owners still rock their vintage tape decks which run on battery and blind faith.
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guides for Boaters

    Diane Seltzer
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Round-up of boating themed gift ideas for 2014 holiday shopping season Many boating publications have put together some great holiday gift guides to help people find that perfect gift for the boater on your holiday shopping list. If you need some help finding that perfect gift for the boater on your list, check out these Holiday Gift Guides just for boaters! West Marine Holiday Gift Shop NOTE: West Marine is offering FREE shipping with Christmas Eve Delivery on orders placed up to 4:00 pm EST on December 23rd. West Marine has pulled together one of the most comprehensive collections of gifts…
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  • Feadship Launches Savannah: The First Hybrid Superyacht

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    The James Bond-themed launch ceremony on Saturday evening saw a dramatic mix of singers, dancers and acrobats entertain the people involved in the construction of Savannah over the past three years and their families. The owner had flown in guests from round the world to join the party and hear him thank the Feadship designers, engineers, painters and craftsmen who put in over one million man-hours to create this masterpiece of pure custom creation. The eco-friendly electro-mechanical propulsion is, of course, fantastically complex. In a nutshell, however, it features a pioneering blend of a…
  • Perini Navi Complete Refit On Superyacht Helios

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    Built by Perini Navi in 2007, Helios recently completed a significant refit at the Perini Navi Service and Refit facility in Viareggio. Her Captain and refit manager Raymond Wroe-Street had this to say when asked about the experience: “The refit team led by the very capable Elena Piendibene undertook the project with a time line that saw Helios planning to spend the winter in the yard. True to form , our timeline changed and it became necessary to speed the completion date up by several months. Elena and her team worked diligently in getting the work done to meet our new deadline. The…
  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 23/01/2015

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    Based in London, BLUE has a list of projects underway across the world and are already making a difference. After the release of the highly-acclaimed movie ‘End of the Line’, BLUE worked tirelessly on their mission to raise the protected percentage of oceans across the world from 1.8% to 2.8%, with the aim of reaching 10% by 2020. This is no easy task, given that 71% of the Earth’s surface is water and that the life within it covers 80% of all life on earth. BLUE are responsible for securing $12m for marine conservation work, protecting an area more than twice the size of…
  • Ken Freivokh On Ground Breaking New Projects

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    The 141m sailing yacht - the largest wooden luxury yacht ever built - and the 150m project which is in the very early stages of life, are just a few concepts coming to life from extensive portfolio of Ken Freivokh. For a closer look into projects such as Dream Symphony, the 150m project with IMAX cinema, a 107m underway at a leading Dutch shipyard with triple height atriums and the Dyna Rig evolution, watch the above video.
  • Proteksan Turquoise On New Investment & Future Plans

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    While Oceanco focus on 80m and above, Proteksan Turquoise are focussed on the market leading up to 80m; meaning a very bright future for the Turkish yard. Using the same balanced design, with renewed influence from a new investor, Proteksan Turquoise is poised to take hold of 2015 with new projects including an 81m superyacht. For a closer look at the change underway at Proteksan Turquoise, watch the above video for more information regarding the acquisition and new projects set to emerge from the yard in the near future.
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  • 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. 
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee... in Boats!

    Sheldon Regular
    11 Jan 2014 | 5:47 am
    Forget about the frilly orange Jolly car, Louis CK takes Jerry Seinfeld to his boat for a cruise and a coffee. I'm pretty sure the boat is a 47 Grand Banks Heritage EU. Nice boat Louis! He gives Jerry some fender lessons, and it's then off to an anchorage. I really enjoyed the cruise around New York, and especially enjoyed Louis animated story about being stuck on the mud at low tide with his kids. This is the best episode of CiCGC so far, don't miss it.
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  • Beautiful Bodrum: A Turkish Delight

    Alice Mannering
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Having just read  Mark Twain’s “Innocents Abroad,” a classic account of tourism in Turkey, we’re now very excited about the thought of heading to the Turkish coast this summer. Lying opposite the Greek island of Kos and jutting out into the Aegean, the waters off the Bodrum peninsula are perfect for a summer sailing holiday. The vibe is distinctly east meets west. The cuisine, bazaars and hammams are inherently oriental, with an easy going culture blending mosques with a bikini led lifestyle. Development has been carefully monitored and much of the peninsula retains…
  • Super Yacht of the Week: INCEPTION

    Charles Meade
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    This week’s super yacht of the week blog takes us to the Netherlands and the acclaimed Dutch shipyard, Heesen. One of the finest examples of their quality and luxurious finish is INCEPTION. Currently cruising the gorgeous waters of the Caribbean, including Saint Martin and Antigua, we think she’s the perfect yacht for active young families looking for an energetic and fun holiday but with the chance to relax and unwind. Inception is a blockbuster about dreams and INCEPTION offers the dream vacation. We’re starting the journey inside with INCEPTION’s ultra-modern…
  • Formentera — the Ibiza of 40 Years Past

    Cordelia Oakes-Ash
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    A 30-minute cruise from Ibiza, this 12-mile-long slip of an island is the under-the-radar Balearic: There’s not much more to it than stunning white sand kissed by cerulean sea. This idyllic paradise has remained relatively untouched for the last 40 years and resembles what Ibiza once was – a utopia offering peace and tranquility. A favorite hang out of the elite for Summer 2015 is the Gecko Beach Club, which offers a sumptuous Mediterranean menu along with a tantalising selection of Tapas – the epitome of Spanish cuisine. One of our preferred yachts here at Boatbookings…
  • IMPULSIVE and LA DOLCE VITA available in the Bahamas with no delivery fees!

    Allison Cecilio
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places to cruise on a yacht but one of the problems is that most of the yachts are based in Florida and you get stuck with a pricy round-trip delivery fee.  Here are two fantastic yachts that are now based in Nassau so they are ready to go for a long weekend getaway or a weeks cruise to the Exumas! IMPULSIVE is impressive! While she’s a head-turner with her sleek European design, the best part of the yacht is her crew, led by the very experienced and simply hospitable Captain Sean Ives at the helm.   She can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4…
  • Diving in Tahiti — the 8th Wonder of the World!

    Kevin Moir
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    We have all heard about the seven Wonders of the World – such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China. Surely, one of the candidates for the 8th wonder of the natural world must be diving in the lagoons of Tahiti! With 40 meters of visibility, shallow blue lagoons protected by reefs, and then drop offs into the deep oceans, this area is a true marvel. In this wondrous corner of the world, you will find numerous species of fish, including trevally, barracuda, sharks and manta rays, and you will probably be overwhelmed by turtles!! The gigantic manta rays…
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  • Yacht Charter BVI: Levante is Giving 8 Days for the Price of 7

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    The British Virgin Islands are one of our favorite yacht charter destinations, especially for anyone booking a cruising vacation for the first time. Why? We can cite a dozen reasons, but the main one is that the islands of the BVI are close together, which means you spend less time moving from place to place and more time having fun in the sun. Another thing we love about the BVI is that no matter where you go, you’ll find a great beach or a fun tiki bar to enjoy. Most charter yachts in the Virgin Islands are sailing catamarans, but barely a handful of them are like Levante. She’s a lot…
  • The Westport W is a Fantastic New Option

    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here at Yachtstore, we love the Bahamas. They’re easy to reach by plane from the United States, their waters are as pristine and pretty as anything you’ll find in the South Pacific, and the fleet of charter yachts available in the Bahamas is fantastic. Whether you want a smaller yacht for a long weekend of fishing and snorkeling or a megayacht for a couple weeks’ worth of cruising, the Bahamas has it all. Credit: David Lewis The newest option for Bahamas yacht charter is the 130-foot Westport W. She’s brand-new, having just launched from the shipyard this past November, and she’ll…
  • Cast Off With Captain Lee on Bravo Below Decks

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Bravo’s hit TV show, Below Decks, is filming its 3rd season, and is seeking fun and energetic charter guests! There are still dates and space available, call us now to book your charter on Below Decks! This season Captain Lee and his crew are sailing the beautiful Abacos Islands in the Northern Bahamian seas and promises a charter of a lifetime! Each charter group will have the chance to cruise around the Abacos, a group of picturesque islands stretching over 120- miles. Credit: Steve Beger The Abacos Islands is nothing short of spectacular! The secluded beaches and crystal clear waters are…
  • Motor Yacht Alandrea Sailing in Windward Islands

    9 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
    Yachtstore is excited to announce that 96’ Ferretti motor yacht, Alandrea, has available charter dates starting at the end of February in the beautiful location of Windward Islands, which includes: St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent and other fantastic Caribbean islands! Motor yacht Alandrea accommodates 10 guests in 5 staterooms – perfect for a family trip or taking some time off work and traveling with friends. She  is fully equipped with all of the top line amenities and excursion toys imaginable, such as scuba for certified divers and snorkeling gear, paddle boards, kayak, and wake…
  • Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival

    7 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    We know, it’s hard to imagine amid the New Year’s festivities and winter cold snaps, but the start of the summer charter season is just a handful of months away. In fact, the big kick-off events—the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival—are already booking up. If you’re interested in joining these annual yacht-charter parties in the Mediterranean for 2015, then the time to book is now. This year’s Monaco Grand Prix will be held May 21-24, while the Cannes Film Festival will run May 13-24. The events often overlap, just as they will in 2015, which is a great situation for…
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  • Doing the Florida Loop

    Mike Dickens
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Doing the Florida Loop Good morning everybody! Hope all is well and everybody is staying warm; we read that New England is expecting 2 feet of snow today. We have had a somewhat mild winter this year so far, thank goodness. A few cool days here while living aboard a boat and there but not anything like what we were anticipating. January is usually a very cold month in NE Florida. But Spring is just around the corner. We have made a resolution to do some major cruising on our trawler the Patricia Ann; we are doing the Florida Loop. While living aboard a boat we can still perform work at…
  • Servicing the Strainers Aboard Your Boat – Video

    Mike Dickens
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    Good morning everyone, Yesterday was used trawler maintenance day aboard our live aboard trawler, Patricia Ann. One of our maintenance chores is cleaning our air conditioning strainer baskets out every 30 days because our used sundeck trawler is located on a nutrient rich creek. Servicing the Strainers – What are strainers? Strainers are filters used to filter sea water that is brought into the boat to cool the engines and air conditioning systems. We get mud, grass, barnacles and some times little critters in them. If your strainers are not kept clean, your water flow will slowly…
  • Varnishing Your Brightwork

    Mike Dickens
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    Varnishing your brightwork…..where do you start? Marine varnishes have been applied to protect and preserve woods on boats for many, many years. History indicates that varnishes applied in the 1700s are very analogous to what is used nowadays. The applications allow for the rich beauty of the wood to be viewed while providing shelter from the elements. The finish achieved after slow application will deviate from a soft patina to a high gloss finish akin to fine furniture. Presuming you wish to protect and beautify your used trawler or used motor yacht’s exterior brightwork, how do…
  • Boat of the Week – Pro-Line Express 32

    Mary Dickens
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – Pro-Line Express 32 Good morning!  Hope everyone is doing well.  Our boat of the week is this nice 2007 Pro-Line Express 32.  The Pro-Line Express 32 combines the practical features of a fishing boat with the comfort of an express cruiser.  She sports a large cockpit with a live well, fish boxes, and lots of storage space. Inside there are double berths forward and aft, a head, a dinette and a galley. To view all her specs, photos and a You Tube video, visit her at 2007 32 Pro-Line Express.  We also have other used boats for sale that might interest you.  
  • International Boat Buyers

    Mary Dickens
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    International Boat Buyers It’s a chilly start to a Florida morning; 47 degrees. I thought we lived in the South? Working for the brokerage has many very interesting aspects but one I find amazing is the number of foreign international boat buyers we have come to our website and blog. We do a lot of boat buying for international boat buyers.  This is a map showing the various states and countries where international boat buyers came to this blog last week.  The number one country we have visitors from is the USA with Canada bringing up number 2. Our past customer base is rather diverse…
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