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  • July 4th Tips For a Fun and Safe Weekend on the Water

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    Colleen Richardson
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
      The Fourth of July holiday is one of the biggest celebrations of summer and with more than 87 million Americans hitting the water each year, many will find themselves celebrating on a boat this weekend. Whether you’re out every weekend or you’ve been invited aboard a friend or relative’s boat, here’s some helpful tips before climbing aboard. Safety first: Busy waterways are likely this weekend, so remember to use common sense – operate at a safe speed, stay alert & steer clear of large vessels and watercraft, plus avoid alcohol on the water as its effects are…
  • From Jennifer Lawrence to Kim Kardashian: 9 celebrities on Luxury Yachts

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    Richard Thomas
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Luxury yachts and celebrities, a very usual match. From Jennifer Lawrence to Kim Kardashian have a look at some of the best pictures of celebries in luxury yachts. 1. JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND AMY SCHUMER Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence (top right) shows off her playful side as she takes to the top of a human pyramid supported by fellow actress and comedienne Amy Schumer (bottom right). The pair are holidaying on board a yacht with a group of other female friends after being re-united at a recent Comic-Con event in San Diego and – both being known for their adventurous natures…
  • 5 Ideas for a Fisherman’s First Boat

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    Discover Boating
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    When fishing from the dock doesn’t satisfy anymore, it’s time to take it offshore. Oftentimes, a small fishing boat is the first vessel an angler will purchase. If you’re ready to start taking your fishing game to the next level, we have five suggestions for your first vessel below. Fishing Kayak Fishing kayaks are a great and affordable entry level fishing boat. These kayaks are specially designed with the angler in mind and come with rod holders and plenty of storage compartments to fit bait, tackle and more. The one drawback to these are that they can only be used for rivers and…
  • Runaway boat heads straight for Aberdeen after skipper falls overboard

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    Isobel Smith
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    The runaway boat travelled up to 20 miles with no one onboard after the skipper got tangled in nets and was pulled into the waterA runaway boat had to be intercepted off the coast of Scotland on Thursday after the skipper fell overboard in the North Sea. The creel fishing boat was on autopilot and headed straight for Aberdeen Bay when a marine services company managed to bring the vessel under control. The skipper was pulled overboard after becoming tangled in nets and spent up to 45 minutes in the water before making his way to shore where he raised the alarm. Meanwhile, the boat travelled…
  • Why paper charts still have a place alongside iPad and electronic navigation

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    Elaine Bunting
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Inaccuracies exists on paper charts too, but there is something about the margin of error we give iPad and electronic charts that is worrying. That's why I carry bothNavigating using iPad electronic chartsWhen you open up any electronic navigation program you usually see a disclaimer telling you not to rely on its accuracy. ‘All charts and maps are for reference purpose only. You assume all responsibility for their use and for the use of this software’, says the waiver on the Navionics charts. A few years ago when I first wrote on my blog about using an iPad as a portable…
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  • Runaway boat heads straight for Aberdeen after skipper falls overboard

    Isobel Smith
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    The runaway boat travelled up to 20 miles with no one onboard after the skipper got tangled in nets and was pulled into the waterA runaway boat had to be intercepted off the coast of Scotland on Thursday after the skipper fell overboard in the North Sea. The creel fishing boat was on autopilot and headed straight for Aberdeen Bay when a marine services company managed to bring the vessel under control. The skipper was pulled overboard after becoming tangled in nets and spent up to 45 minutes in the water before making his way to shore where he raised the alarm. Meanwhile, the boat travelled…
  • Cocaine smuggling yacht Makayabella sells for €70,000 at auction

    Isobel Smith
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    Makayabella was sold at an auction in Cork on Thursday after being seized by officials off the coast of Ireland last yearMakayabella being intercepted off the coast of IrelandA yacht involved in a drug smuggling plot has been sold at auction in Cork for €70,000. Makayabella was seized by officials off the cost of Ireland last September after an estimated £150m worth of cocaine was found on board. Related articles West Yorkshire man charged over cocaine seized on board yacht Three more charged over yacht cocaine bust Dominic J. Daly Marine handled the yacht’s sale on behalf of the Irish…
  • Sailor airlifted to safety from grounded catamaran

    Isobel Smith
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    A rescue helicopter and two lifeboat crews were drafted in to help the sailor and his grounded catamaranA sailor had to be airlifted from his grounded catamaran in the early hours of Thursday morning after the vessel ran into difficulties near Constantine Bay. Volunteer lifeboat crews from Padstow and Newquay launched to the scene just before 1am. Related articles Three sailors cling on to dinghy after being swept under shipping wharf Local coastguard volunteers were tasked to investigate but were unable to reach the boat from the beach so they contacted the RNLI. Once at the scene, lifeboat…
  • Three sailors cling on to dinghy after being swept under shipping wharf

    Isobel Smith
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Two men and a woman were pulled to safety after their dinghy became trapped under Baltic WharfPictured: Baltic Wharf in Burnham on CrouchThree sailors were pulled from the River Crouch in Essex on 19 July after a passerby spotted them clinging onto their capsized dinghy. The group had become trapped under Baltic Wharf at around 5.30pm when their boat was swept under the structure in a fast flowing ebb. Related articles Dramatic rescue after yacht runs aground in the Irish Sea Four rescued after fishing vessel sinks of Littlehampton Luckily, doctor Nigel Garbutt had been travelling up the…
  • America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth 2015

    Isobel Smith
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    We bring you a selection of great photos from the first event in the latest America's Cup cycleDespite the second day of racing being called off at the World Series in Portsmouth, Saturday’s conditions made for a great spectacle with high winds and plenty of sunshine. Crowds on Southsea Common were treated to some high-powered yacht racing as the six teams competing for the 35th America’s Cup took to the Solent for the first event in the cycle. Land Rover BAR, Oracle Team USA, Groupama Team France, Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis Racing and Softbank Team Japan were all…
 
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  • Why paper charts still have a place alongside iPad and electronic navigation

    Elaine Bunting
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Inaccuracies exists on paper charts too, but there is something about the margin of error we give iPad and electronic charts that is worrying. That's why I carry bothNavigating using iPad electronic chartsWhen you open up any electronic navigation program you usually see a disclaimer telling you not to rely on its accuracy. ‘All charts and maps are for reference purpose only. You assume all responsibility for their use and for the use of this software’, says the waiver on the Navionics charts. A few years ago when I first wrote on my blog about using an iPad as a portable…
  • C&C 30 – blistering performance in a manageable package

    Belinda Bird
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    The C&C 30 strikes a good balance between performance and handling, believes Matthew Sheahan. She’s a fast ride, but without the jittersAll photos: Ocean ImagesToday, going like the clappers downwind is easy; anyone can do it. But there are two basic approaches: there is eye-watering, fixed-grin, backside-twitchingly quick, with the boat balanced on a knife edge, and there’s clocking the same numbers without the jitters. In the latter case the boat knows where to go and encourages you to follow by gradually loading the helm as if starting a friendly arm wrestle. Push her too far and…
  • VIDEO: The first foiling MOD70 – Gitana Team’s Edmond de Rothschild flies during her first trials!

    Toby Hodges
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    Stand by for lift-off. If you were impressed by the speeds of the AC45s last week off Portsmouth, check this out – the MOD70 Edmond de Rothschild is almost twice the size, has an extra hull, and is sailing, sorry flying, in the open ocean… Video of the first sea trials for the foiling MOD70 Edmond de Rothschild The MOD70 (Multi One Design 70ft) is a well-proven ocean-racing trimaran that regulary hits 40 knot speeds. But what happens when you fit foiling daggerboards and T-rudders to one and try and fly it in the Atlantic? The Gitana Team are the first to find out, and, thankfully, have…
  • GALLERY: Highlights from the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta

    Harriett Ferris
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    We take a look at the top photographs from the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta in Cowes. Mariquita,GBR C1Take a look at these fantastic pictures from the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta in Cowes.  All images © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com J Class fleet heading East down the Solent. (L-R Lionheart, Velsheda and Ranger) J Class fleet on a downwind leg with Velsheda leading with her blue red and white spinnaker Mariquita,GBR C1 Crowds watching Velsheda finishing Mariquita,GBR C1, Team Concise,MOD 70 against a backdrop of classic yachts IRC One start…
  • An Arctic delivery from north-west Greenland to France provides a chilling tale

    Belinda Bird
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:15 am
    When Henry Bomby was asked to deliver a Pogo 12.50 to France from north-west Greenland he jumped at the chance of adventure. But he soon discovered the darker side of Arctic sailingPhoto: Rick TomllinsonSailing in the Arctic is just about as crazy as it sounds. It is bone-chillingly cold and sailing in the snow is commonplace. There is the constant threat of hitting icebergs – especially in the middle of the night when the fog rolls in – and the weather is difficult to predict, with two days being the absolute maximum any reliable forecast can give. There are very few facilities; you moor…
 
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  • U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boys Off Florida

    Mike Schuler
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer inspects the 19-foot boat belonging to the boys, Sunday, July 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Photo   The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search in the Atlantic Ocean for two missing boys a full week since they were last seen in Jupiter, Florida buying fuel for their 19-foot boat. The active search for the missing teens continued on Friday during the day, but the Coast Guard said it decided to suspend the search as of sundown after a search of over 49,000 square nautical miles of ocean turned up empty. The…
  • WATCH: Shell Icebreaker Threads Bridge Hanger’s Barricade

    Reuters
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Photo: Greenpeace USA 2015/Flickr   By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., July 30 (Reuters) – An icebreaking vessel key to Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic departed Portland, Oregon, late on Thursday, navigating between a narrow gap of environmental activists dangling from a bridge after a two-day human blockade. Several Greenpeace activists appeared to bow to orders from police to lower themselves into watercraft in the Willamette River after spending more than 40 hours suspended from a bridge as temperatures soared over 100 F (30 C). The Fennica threaded…
  • MSC ZOE Joins Ranks as World’s Largest Containership

    Mike Schuler
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    Photo: MSC   The 19,224 TEU MSC Zoe will be christened this Sunday in Hamburg, Germany, officially joining sister ships MSC Oscar and MSC Oliver for the title of the world’s largest containership by carrying capacity. MSC Zoe is the third ship in a series of six 19,224 TEU capacity vessels in Mediterranean Shipping Company’s so-called ‘Oscar Class’. Sunday’s ceremony will be attended by MSC partners and families, including representatives from shipbuilder DSME, class society DNV GL, local authorities and financiers, MSC said. MSC Zoe is named…
  • Under New Pressure, Cleaning Up Alang’s Graveyards of Steel

    Bloomberg
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    A worker sorts out the engine parts of a decommissioned ship as he dismantles it at the Alang shipyard in Gujarat, India, in this March 27, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files   By Adam Minter (Bloomberg View) — For decades, the dangerous and polluting ship-breaking yards that stretch for six miles along the beaches of Alang, India, successfully resisted the efforts of activists and foreign governments to shut them down. But in recent months, they may have finally met their match in a different adversary. Desperate steel mills in China, whose domestic markets have diminished…
  • Best Cruise Ship Captain Ever Addresses Passengers About Fire – VIDEO

    Mike Schuler
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Freedom of the Seas file photo: Creative Commons   Freedom of the Seas captain Ron Holmes addressed his passengers over the ship’s CCTV following last week’s fire on board the ship as it arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica, providing guests with details describing exactly what happened and the actions that he and his crew took to ensure passenger safety. In the video, Captain Holmes said that the fire started in the ship’s “engine spaces” and spread from the engine room to deck 15 via the exhaust stack, forcing crews to fight the fire in two places. All the…
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  • Growing Up on the Water: Q&A with Jake Owen

    Guest Author
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Discover Boating (DB) sat down with country music artist and boat lover Jake Owen (JO) to learn more about growing up boating and why he enjoys to hang out on the water with his family. DB: What does a day of boating with your family & friends look like? JO: When I’m going boating, the day starts early with a pit stop to load up on supplies for the day—snacks, Gatorade, fuel and sunscreen. We get everything packed up on the boat and then crank up the music. When we’re out on the water, we cruise around until we find a nice open spot to take turns wakesurfing, wakeboarding and just…
  • Six Tips to Tow like a Pro

    Michael Perulli
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    If you own a jet boat, ski boat, or any other craft that lends itself well to watersports, chances are you spend a good amount of time on the water pulling riders. We sat down with Pro Wakeboard Tour driver and owner/operator of The Boarding School in Orlando, Travis Moye. Travis has pulled thousands of riders and knows what it takes to pull a rider like a professional. We’ve got six great tips from Travis below to help you tow like a pro and improve your sessions. 1. Communicate with rider before they get in the water This will save you time at the beginning of a session and allow…
  • 5 Ideas for a Fisherman’s First Boat

    Discover Boating
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    When fishing from the dock doesn’t satisfy anymore, it’s time to take it offshore. Oftentimes, a small fishing boat is the first vessel an angler will purchase. If you’re ready to start taking your fishing game to the next level, we have five suggestions for your first vessel below. Fishing Kayak Fishing kayaks are a great and affordable entry level fishing boat. These kayaks are specially designed with the angler in mind and come with rod holders and plenty of storage compartments to fit bait, tackle and more. The one drawback to these are that they can only be used for rivers and…
  • July 4th Tips For a Fun and Safe Weekend on the Water

    Colleen Richardson
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
      The Fourth of July holiday is one of the biggest celebrations of summer and with more than 87 million Americans hitting the water each year, many will find themselves celebrating on a boat this weekend. Whether you’re out every weekend or you’ve been invited aboard a friend or relative’s boat, here’s some helpful tips before climbing aboard. Safety first: Busy waterways are likely this weekend, so remember to use common sense – operate at a safe speed, stay alert & steer clear of large vessels and watercraft, plus avoid alcohol on the water as its effects are…
  • Happy Birthday USA! Best Places to Watch Fireworks by Boat

    Nicki Belczak
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Independence Day 2015 is just a weekend away—and we can’t think of a better place to celebrate America’s 239th birthday than on the water! There’s nothing quite like watching the skies explode in vibrant colors from the deck of your boat. So, cue the ooh’s and ahh’s as we review some of the best places in the U. S. to watch fireworks on the water. Annapolis, Maryland July 4, 2015— 9:15pm Annapolis’ 4th of July Fireworks in Historic Annapolis is launched from a barge in the Annapolis Harbor. Boaters are welcome to enjoy the spectacle from the harbor as long as they observe the…
 
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  • Ulysses, Explorer Yacht From Kleven: Slideshow

    Diane M. Byrne
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    When word started spreading a few years ago that the commercial shipyard Kleven was building a megayacht, eyebrows raised. When the owners of the yacht were revealed to be Graeme and Robyn Hart, who have built expedition yachts christened Ulysses, people were intrigued. That intrigue has only grown in recent weeks, with the Harts’ new Continue reading The post Ulysses, Explorer Yacht From Kleven: Slideshow appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Velsheda Wins at Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary Race

    Marie Cullen
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    ALL PHOTOS: Paul Wyeth Three J-Class sailing superyachts set their sights on the Solent this week. As part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the UK’s Royal Yacht Squadron, Lionheart, Ranger, and Velsheda raced around the Isle of Wight. While Velsheda emerged victorious, spectators on land and on private boats were treated to quite Continue reading The post Velsheda Wins at Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary Race appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Jan Kulczyk, Owner of Phoenix 2, Dies Unexpectedly

    Marie Cullen
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    Widely cited as Poland’s richest man, Jan Kulczyk (below), also the owner of high-profile megayachts, died on July 28, following heart-surgery complications. The 65-year-old Kulczyk was the owner of Phoenix 2, delivered by Lürssen in 2010, and Phoenix (now known as Aurora), delivered by the same yard in 2004. With an estimated worth of $4 Continue reading The post Jan Kulczyk, Owner of Phoenix 2, Dies Unexpectedly appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Custom Line 108 Comes Into View

    Marie Cullen
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Hull number one of the Custom Line 108 series has a few weeks left before hand-over. However, her owner is getting a good look at her floating on her lines for the first time. The Custom Line 108 (108 feet, or 32.95 meters) picks up where the Custom Line 100 and other Ferretti Group models Continue reading The post Custom Line 108 Comes Into View appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Sunseeker 116 Yacht in Build for 2016 Premiere

    Diane M. Byrne
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With top speeds expected to approach 26 knots, the Sunseeker 116 Yacht will uphold the UK brand’s emphasis on sporty performance. But she’ll also introduce new configurations and styling, the latter of which will eventually make its way through nearly the entire Sunseeker megayacht range. The Sunseeker 116 Yacht employs the hull design of the Continue reading The post Sunseeker 116 Yacht in Build for 2016 Premiere appeared first on Megayacht News.
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    17 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
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  • 2015 Scalloping Report: Best Places to Go Scalloping on Florida’s Gulf Coast

    Amy Imerman
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    Thinking about going scalloping this year?  The 2015 Florida scalloping season goes through September 24, so you still have time to plan a trip, but the REAL question is…where is the best place to go?  Year-to-year, the “hot spots” change, so we called various marinas from the harvesting area to ask how the scalloping has been […] The post 2015 Scalloping Report: Best Places to Go Scalloping on Florida’s Gulf Coast appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Fishing Tips for when the Water is HOT!

    Ray Markham
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    If you can’t take the heat head FOR the kitchen!  Growing up, the kitchen always seemed to be the hub of our house. There was usually something that smelled good, tasted good, looked good, or something I wanted to eat there. By the time I became a teenager, the kitchen was my place of homage. […] The post Fishing Tips for when the Water is HOT! appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Black Skimmers: 4 Cool Things about these Florida Birds

    Amy Imerman
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    This year, our friends at the Beach House restaurant decided to cancel their annual fireworks display due to the Black Skimmer birds that are currently nesting at the north end of their property.  Kudos to them for helping protect these Anna Maria Island residents!  These shorebirds are national treasures and have recently been placed on the “Species […] The post Black Skimmers: 4 Cool Things about these Florida Birds appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Crystal River: Snorkeling, Scalloping & Spring-Hopping in the Summer

    Amy Imerman
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:36 am
    Everyone thinks of Crystal River as a mecca for Manatee-watching or swimming with the manatees.  Manatees do FLOCK to Crystal River in the winter months when Gulf water temperature becomes too chilly for them so they head to the Springs where the water is a constant 72 degrees.  In the summer, spotting a Manatee in the […] The post Crystal River: Snorkeling, Scalloping & Spring-Hopping in the Summer appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Top 4 Florida Sea “Critters” to Show Your Kids

    Amy Imerman
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    The Gulf of Mexico and her bays are brimming with life!  And when you go out for a family-friendly boating excursion, you want to keep the children interested and entertained.  Everyone loves seeing a manatee float by or a dolphin pop out of the water, but by looking under the water, you can find small little […] The post Top 4 Florida Sea “Critters” to Show Your Kids appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
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  • Lands End Sun Safe Gift Tote to Support Melanoma Research Alliance

    Diane Seltzer
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Support Melanoma Research Alliance with a sun safety essentials monogramed gift tote When it comes to sun safe clothing, Lands End always delivers with a nice variety of quality & stylish sun wear for both adults and kids on the water. Their sun wear clothing is ideal for boating – providing effective UPF 50 protection to safeguard you from the sun’s UV harmful rays. To show their commitment to keeping families sun safe in the summer, Lands End is announcing support of the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) to aid their mission of educating, accelerating research, advancing…
  • “I Float!”: Prevent the Unthinkable and Wear a Life Jacket

    Boat Ed
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By now most of us know that life jackets can literally be the difference between life and death out on the water. However, even with the constant news of tragic drowning deaths each summer, people continue to take the risk of boating without their life jackets. While some feel that life jackets are only meant for children or people who can’t swim, the numbers don’t lie. Heading out on the water without taking proper safety precautions can cost you your life—even if you can swim. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a whopping 84% of boat-related drowning victims weren’t wearing a life…
  • 5 Signs It’s Time To Fix Your Boat

    Guest Contributor
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    As a boat owner you understand your boat maintenance is a continuous work in progress. With regular boat repairs and occasional upgrades it can really become a timely process. The total work time you should spend on your boat this season is determined by figuring out the amount of time you’ll be spending on your boat. Before you can fix a problem, you must first recognize that you have one. It may sound simple but knowing something and doing something are two very different matters. There comes a time when your boat has just lost it’s usefulness and really needs some serious love and…
  • Father’s Day Boating Activities and Gift Ideas for Dad

    Diane Seltzer
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    A round-up of ideas to celebrate Father’s Day on the boat… with boat-inspired gifts and dad-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy Those iconic “dad moments” that your kids will always remember are most likely happening on your boat. Taking the boat for a cruise, casting a line, digging for clams in the bay… these are the classic moments for Dad and the whole family to treasure. The boat is Dad’s happy place, and it’s definitely the place to be when you are celebrating Father’s Day with Dad. So if you’re looking activities…
  • Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots in the U.S.

    Diane Seltzer
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:59 am
    America’s best family-friendly locations for fishing and boating in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] Looking for a new cool spot to take your family fishing or boating this year? There are tons of great spots (about 100 in fact) all over America where you can enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends. TakeMeFishing.org, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) campaign to promote fishing & boating, pulled together a top 100 list of locations that are ideal for families who love to fish & boat. With the help of state and wildlife agencies in the U.S., Take Me Fishing…
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  • BVI Beats the Summer Holiday Blues!

    Lambros Tsolakis
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    Dreaming of a holiday on the horizon? Make this reality by Chartering in the BVI. If glistening seas, unbeatable weather and calm sailing in the middle of the winter appeals to you, look no further. The Caribbean is offering the best sailing escape: unparalleled beaches, tropical palm trees and gentle breezes… The Caribbean is the crewed catamaran area par excellence: Contemporary crewed Catamarans provide the best charter experiences possible, for the following reasons: – Their wide beam increases their stability for those who don’t like tipping! A 60Ft catamaran…
  • Dior, DiCaprio and Designer Swimwear

    Anna Mittler
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    The French Riviera is the local hangout for celebrities this summer thanks to the warm seas, vibrant nightlife and picturesque towns. Discover how Dior unveils his seaside childhood in his new nautical collection, Leonardo DiCaprio parties in the French Riviera and Kimberly Garner models her new high-end swimwear collection in St Tropez. Nautical necklaces and boaty bracelets have set sail this summer with Dior’s jewelry line. The collection is a tribute to his fond childhood memories spent in his childhood seaside villa; the line tells the story of travel, luck and his passion for…
  • Incredible Ibiza Itinerary Ideas

    Anna Mittler
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    After countless Ibiza charters we know where to go, what to do and how to have fun! With hidden coves, beach clubs and restaurants, there are endless venues to have an unforgettable Ibiza Boat Charter. Cruise to the spectacular neighbouring towns for the shopping, swimming and sunbathing. Ibiza is renowned as an energetic, party island and we are going to show you an example of how to make the most of your experience! The most talked about club in Ibiza is arguably Pacha, however Lio is a rising star, which is becoming an increasingly attractive nightclub. Owned by the Pacha empire, it shares…
  • Croatian Islands are Calling!

    Alice Mannering
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:53 am
    Croatia, referred to as ‘The Coast of a Thousand Islands’, has long been a favourite for bareboat charters. With idyllic sailing conditions, easy line-of-sight navigation, pristine seas, modern marinas, a sunny Mediterranean climate and a warm welcome to match, this is the ideal place for your next charter. Split and Dubrovnik bareboat sailing has much to offer. Split, the second largest city in Croatia, is the perfect setting to begin your charter. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace and you’ll find bars, restaurants and shops buzzing inside the atmospheric, old walls.
  • Super Yacht of the Week: LADY NAG NAG

    Ben Sutton
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    Thinking of a late summer getaway to Sardinia and southern Italy? Our Super Yacht of the Week, LADY NAG NAG, is ideally placed for exploring the Maddalena National Park, Capri, Sorrento and Positano this August! The prestigious Amels 171 Limited Editions collection boasts striking exterior aesthetics, contemporary interiors and unrivalled craftsmanship, making LADY NAG NAG the ultimate companion for your Amalfi Coast yacht charter. LADY NAG NAG’s steel hull with aluminium superstructure and 9 metre beam sets a strong platform to deliver three distinct exterior deck spaces. She was…
 
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  • Caribbean Yacht Charter: Great Availability for Early Next Year

    courtney
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    This may be hard to believe, what with it being about six months before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but the vast majority of Caribbean charter yachts are already booked for those prime winter vacation dates. “It’s like we’ve returned to the years before the global economic recession,” says Yachtstore charter broker Nancy Latinette. “Clients are booking a year or more in advance for Christmas and New Year’s in the Caribbean. What I’m telling clients now is to forget about those cruising dates and instead start thinking about Caribbean yacht charter vacations during…
  • Our Favorite Power Catamarans for BVI Yacht Charter

    courtney
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Sailing catamarans are so popular for yacht charter in the British Virgin Islands that it can be easy to forget there are quite a few great options in the power catamaran category too. “Powercats are newer on the yacht charter scene than sailing cats, and they’re well worth considering for a yacht charter vacation,” says Yachtstore charter broker Nancy Latinette. “We’re seeing more and more new powercats enter the BVI yacht charter market, in particular, and they’re bringing with them some beautiful interior decors, plus spacious guest areas and fast cruising speeds to get…
  • Top Sailing Catamarans Available for BVI Yacht Charter

    courtney
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    Yachtstore charter broker Nancy Latinette has been working with clients in the British Virgin Islands for years—and she never gets tired of seeing them return home from a BVI yacht charter laughing, happy and relaxed. “A BVI yacht charter is a fantastic vacation,” Nancy says. “The yachts are beautiful, the crew are professional, the water toys are more fun than ever and the views are gorgeous no matter which direction you look.” Courtesy: patrick_nouhailler Sailing catamarans dominate the BVI yacht charter scene, with weekly base rates that are ideal for families, honeymooners and…
  • Caribbean Yacht Charter: Christmas & New Year’s are Closer Than You Think

    courtney
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Yes, we know, the Memorial Day holiday is barely over and summer has just begun—but the Yachtstore database is telling us that quite a few people already have the Christmas and New Year’s holidays on their minds. Many of the leading Caribbean charter yachts are already being booked for the winter holidays, and Yachtstore is encouraging clients to call today so we can help to secure prime cruising dates before all the best charter yachts are taken for December and January. “If you think about it, Christmas and New Year’s are only about six months away,” says Yachtstore charter broker…
  • Ultimate Luxury: Megayachts with Elevators Make Yacht Charters Easier

    courtney
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    The larger megayachts get, the longer it takes to walk from the bottom deck up to the top. Aboard some of the world’s largest yachts, three or four flights of stairs are now the norm. To ease and enhance the guest experience as much as possible, a number of charter yachts these days are being built with elevators that go from the staterooms to some of the most popular gathering spots, including the main salon and sky lounge. “Megayachts with elevators are wonderful for yacht charters that include family members who need a little help getting around,” says Yachtstore charter broker Nancy…
 
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  • Boat of the Week – 37 Wellcraft

    Mary Dickens
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – 37 Wellcraft This 37 Wellcraft Martinique used motor yacht has a large interior designed for cruising.  This boat has a superior interior package with cherry wood finish and recessed lighting inside the cabin.  The galley on this 37 Wellcraft Martinique includes a microwave, coffee maker, electric stove top and a refrigerator/freezer.  The master stateroom is in the bow and has a centerline berth.  There is abundant storage throughout this 37 Wellcraft Martinique. She is powered with 8.1 380 h.p. Mercruisers with V-drive inboards and has a deep-V hull for…
  • Caribbean BBQ Ribs

    Mike Dickens
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:32 am
    Caribbean BBQ Ribs When the original Spanish explorers arrived in the Americas they found the native population of the Caribbean preserving meats in the hot sun. This is an old and virtually common method of preserving meats; not much different than today’s dried jerky. The primary difficulty with preparing Caribbean BBQ is that the meat can spoil and may attract insects if not covered. To force the bugs away the inhabitants would build tiny, smoky fires around the drying meat. The smoke would keep the insects away and also help in the preserving of the meat. Custom tells us that the source…
  • Draw Bridge Manners for Boaters

    Mike Dickens
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:55 am
    Draw Bridge Manners for Boaters You have just bought that new 40’ trawler and are ready to hit the water. You can’t wait to get her out on the Intracoastal and take her south. This has been your dream and its finally coming true. You have already spent some time learning your new boat, her mechanical systems, her plumbing, her electronics; you think you have it all covered. And what about navigating in the ICW? That 25 foot center console you upgraded from to your new trawler gave you plenty of practice didn’t it? Many of you new to boating may or may not know there are certain rules to…
  • New Boat to Market – 1998 53 Carver

    Mike Dickens
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    New Boat to Market Starboard quarter Recognized for top-quality and rock-hard performance in all circumstances, this cruise ready 53 Carver Voyager are as nice as I have seen on a boat of this size. Between the gorgeous cherry wood, the high ceilings and the roomy comfortable staterooms, it seems more like a suite at a high end hotel than a 53 foot boat. It is very light down below from the numerous big windows and overhead hatches This new boat to market,  is an ideal cruiser for a couple. Just listed and priced to sell; I am going to rate this new boat to market above average…..will give…
  • Understanding How Your Boats GPS Works

    Mike Dickens
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:49 am
    If you are considering buying a new GPS for your new boat and are not sure how it works or how to even use it, no problem. These devices built these days are easy to operate. Where do We Start What is a GPS? GPS stands for Global Positioning System. Designed for the military, a GPS can work anywhere in the world. It uses satellites in orbit to give you the latitude and longitude for your exact location on the ground or water. There are a number of brands on the retail market; Garmin, Raymarine, Furuno to name a few. They all do the same thing, but some have more features. It’s all about…
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  • From Jennifer Lawrence to Kim Kardashian: 9 celebrities on Luxury Yachts

    Richard Thomas
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Luxury yachts and celebrities, a very usual match. From Jennifer Lawrence to Kim Kardashian have a look at some of the best pictures of celebries in luxury yachts. 1. JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND AMY SCHUMER Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence (top right) shows off her playful side as she takes to the top of a human pyramid supported by fellow actress and comedienne Amy Schumer (bottom right). The pair are holidaying on board a yacht with a group of other female friends after being re-united at a recent Comic-Con event in San Diego and – both being known for their adventurous natures…
  • Top 5 Luxury Yacht helicopter decks

    Richard Thomas
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    A luxury yacht is not a luxury yacht without a helicopter deck. Today, we gathered the top 5 helicopter decks in some of the most amazing luxury yachts that ever crossed the ocean. Have a look: 1. STELLA MARIS’ HELIDECK Yacht designer Espen Øino re-imagined the typically utilitarian helicopter deck on VSY’s revolutionary 72 metre superyacht Stella Maris. Øino envisioned a superyacht helipad that was a focal point. Rather than trying to disguise the helicopter deck, it defines the exterior profile on Stella Maris, jutting out on the upper aft deck. When not welcoming helicopters,…
  • 7 best photos from the america’s cup world series

    Richard Thomas
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    This weekend the America’s Cup fleet took to the Solent, England, for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth. Here are a series of some of the best photos from the weekend, all taken by sportography.tv. RELATED HISTORY: IN ITS RETURN TO ENGLAND, THE AMERICA’S CUP RECEIVES A ROYAL WELCOME THE TEAMS BATTLING AT THE AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES PORTSMOUTH Six teams competed in the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series race, beginning to accumulate points towards winning the America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017.
  • Yacht Design Talent Award 2015 by Heesen Yachts

    Richard Thomas
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    Super Yacht Times, Sea Level design & engineering and Heesen Yachts are always on the lookout for inspiration and talent. That is why together hey have initiated the Yacht Design Talent Award 2015. Below the invitation by Heesen Yachts do the Yacht Design Talent Award 2015: “We invite students to design a specific space on a yacht. And what is the nicest place on a super yacht? Exactly! Outside in the sun relaxing with your family and friends. The most upper deck is the place to be. It’s called the sundeck but there is more to do: relaxing, drinking, eating, being active etc.
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