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  • Just in Time for Winterizing

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    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.  
  • Thousands set sail for Bart's Bash

    YBW News
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    The event in memory of Olympian Andrew 'Bart' Simpson looks set to smash a Guinness World record
  • Bart's Bash – A Snapshot

    Yachting World News
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:54 am
    My snapshot of an outstanding day afloat and ashore at Queen Mary SC and glimpse of the action in Weymouth
  • As Central Park Gondolier, He Helms a Love Boat

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Andrés García-Peña inherited his gondolier job from a friend, and works on the boat from May through October.
  • Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Spills Fuel Into San Francisco Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf

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    Mike Schuler
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    SS Jeremiah O’Brien at San Francisco’s pier 45. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continued Sunday to respond to a fuel oil spill from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted Saturday morning that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the World War II-era Liberty Ship. First responders reported a 100-by-150-yard sheen in the vicinity of the vessel at Pier 45. The SS Jeremiah…
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  • 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!
  • Why We Love the Thousand Islands!

    Ask the Boater
    11 Aug 2013 | 10:01 am
    Turn up the volume and enjoy the video of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands by helicopter! Breathtaking!
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  • Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Spills Fuel Into San Francisco Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf

    Mike Schuler
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    SS Jeremiah O’Brien at San Francisco’s pier 45. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continued Sunday to respond to a fuel oil spill from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted Saturday morning that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the World War II-era Liberty Ship. First responders reported a 100-by-150-yard sheen in the vicinity of the vessel at Pier 45. The SS Jeremiah…
  • Russia Signs Marine Terminal Agreement with MSC Cruises

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    By Alexsey While at the XIII International Investment Forum in Sochi last Friday, Nikolay Tsukanov, Governor of Kaliningrad region, Andrei Tarasenko, CEO of Rosmorport and MSC Cruises CEO Roberto Grandi Navi Veloci Mortinoli signed an agreement to build an international marine terminal to receive cruise and cargo ships at the port of Pioneer along the Baltic Sea in Russia’s Kaliningrad region. Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave located on the Baltic Sea between Poland and Lithuania and geographically isolated from the rest of Russia. Regional authorities expect that in 2015 it will be…
  • Famous Laker ‘Paul R. Tregurtha’ Runs Aground in Duluth – Video

    Mike Schuler
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    A veteran ‘Laker’ and the longest vessel operating on the Great Lakes ran aground Saturday just meters from Bayfront Park in Duluth, Minnesota. According to a report from Minnesota’s Star Tribune, the MV Paul R. Tregurtha ran aground at about 3:15 p.m. local time on Saturday after it failed to negotiate a turn toward the Aerial Lift Bridge after departing Duluth with a full load of coal. The vessel was later freed at about 7:20 p.m. with help from the Great Lakes Towing Company tugboats Kentucky and Minnesota. The 1981-built MV Paul R. Tregurtha is the unofficial…
  • Ferry Carrying 763 Passengers and Crew Damaged After Running Aground in Greece

    Mike Schuler
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    File photo shows M/F Europalink, formerly part of the Finnlines fleet. Photo (c) MarineTraffic/Michael Schroder An Italian-flagged ferry with over 760 people onboard sustained damage and was taking on water after running aground near the small Greek island of Peristeres. According to the Hellenic Coast Guard, the M/F Europalink was sailing to Italy from Patras, Greece with 693 passengers, 70 crew and 366 vehicles when it ran aground early Sunday along the small island located near the northern entrance to the Straits of Corfu on the west coast of Greece. The Captain of the ferry reported that…
  • Keel Laid for NCL’s First ‘Breakaway Plus’ Cruise Ship

    Mike Schuler
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Norwegian Cruise Line executives and officials from the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg, Germany took part in the Keel-Laying Ceremony of Norwegian Escape on Friday, marking the beginning of the block assembly phase for the lead ship in NCL’s new Breakaway Plus-class. During the ceremony, block number 35/41, one of 86 blocks that will comprise the 164,600 gross ton vessel, was lifted into the covered building dock. Norwegian Escape will be Norwegian’s largest ship to date, carrying 4,200 passengers. Delivery is expected for October 2015. In the dock, Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise…
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  • The 2014 Norwalk Boat Show

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    The National Marine Manufacturers Association brings its boat show to ConnecticutThe largest in-water boat show in our home state of Connecticut starts this week. The annual Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show starts this Thursday, September 18th, at Norwalk Cove Marina, and runs through Sunday the 21st. The show hours are 10 am to 6 pm each day. With Newport now in the rear-view mirror, this is the best show to check out next in the Northeast, especially for powerboat enthusiasts and paddlers. Prices and special offersFull story » Read more boating news like this. Visit…
  • National Safe Boating Week 2014

    16 May 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Fatalities are down two years in a row. Keep up the momentum and kick off the boating season with safety in mind... Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard. It's that time of year again, when safety organizations around the country celebrate National Safe Boating Week, with a healthy dose of reminders and warnings to boaters to be careful out there this summer.  It's probably no coincidence that Safe Boating Week begins a week before boating season officially kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the year for recreational boating... Full story » Read…
  • The Fastest Growing Water Sport

    15 May 2014 | 7:53 am
    A new inflatable SUP is making waves with boaters, and our exclusive $100 discount code will help you get in on the action...We couldn't find the original journalistic-quality source for this statistic, but a quick Google search - or a quick glance around virtually any lake or beach - will tell you that Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport in the world.If you've already tried boarding, you probably are not surprised by the growth of this sport. But what if we told you that we found a new SUP that is lightweight, compact and portable enough to take on almost…
  • Boating Safety Tips from College

    13 May 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Broward College Offers Safe Boating Tips for the Summer... Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard. Since Florida is one of the most popular regions for boating with nearly one million registered boats, it makes sense that a school from the Sunshine State is offering helpful tips in observance of National Safe Boating week, which is coming up from May 17 to 23, 2014. Broward College’s marine engineering management program is the first institution to send us such an announcement with boating safety tips, and we're happy to pass them along.“Safety on the water is everyone’s…
  • SailQuest Boat Show This Weekend

    30 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Mystic, CT. The New England weather looks perfect for this weekend's SailQuest Boat Show at Mystic Shipyard in Mystic, Connecticut...According to its website, SailQuest is "a unique boutique boat show that focuses on buying and selling sail, trawler, and down east style boats."We've been attending the show each year at every location since WindCheck Magazine first launched the show in Mystic, CT, several years ago, as it moved from Mystic Seaport to Milford, Connecticut the past two years. The 7th annual edition of the show returns to its Mystic roots, but in a new…
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  • 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…
  • 9 Best Boatgating Stadiums

    Kelly Kaylor
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Boatgating at McCovey cove in San Francisco at AT&T Park. Call it what you want – boatgating, sailgating, sterngating – we call it the best way to get to a game. This unique twist on the tradition of tailgating combines the excitement of game day with all the good vibes boating offers. For fans lucky enough to have teams with well-placed on-water venues, win or lose, there’s still fun to be had ditching the traffic on the road and taking a boat to/from the game. Here is a list of stadiums whose on-water real estate can’t be beat (for more details on each…
  • September Boating Event Roundup

    Discover Boating
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, September 5 – 7 Labor Day has come and gone but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a lot of fun to be had on the water! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite events to enjoy during the fine month of September. Did we miss any of your favorites? Leave a comment and let us know. Boat Shows Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show September 5 – 7 Tampa, FL South Florida Fall Boat Show September 12 – 14 West Palm Beach, FL Boating & Outdoor Festival September 11 – 14…
  • Redfin Report: The 10 Best Cities for Boaters

    Guest Author
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This is a guest post by Christin Camacho.This post originally appeared on the Redfin Blog and has been re-posted with thanks to Redfin and With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, millions of boat owners will be fueling up their tanks in preparation for the last big hurrah of the boating season. According to Discover Boating, an estimated 89 million Americans go boating each year. If you’re one of those boaters, you’ve probably dreamed of owning property on a river, lake or ocean and living the ultimate American Dream. To help guide you in the right direction, Redfin…
  • Top Tow Tubes for Your Boat

    Michael Perulli
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Summer is coming to a close but there is still plenty of fun to be had on the water. We’ve assembled a list of the towables that we’ve enjoyed the most this season. Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments! One Person Tubes Connelly Racer This is a versatile tube that allows the rider to sit or kneel with four different handles. This tube should probably be reserved for riders with a little more experience but will be able to handle some decent speed and waves. O’Brien Screamer This comfortabledeck-style tube has a heavy duty cover, two padded areas and four…
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  • Icon Yachts Refitting Legend

    Diane M. Byrne
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of the world’s most famous super-size superyachts is getting a major makeover at Icon Yachts in The Netherlands. She’s Legend, whose rough-and-tumble outside belies genteel luxuries inside. Legend is arguably better known under her previous name, Giant. The 241-foot (73.5-meter) megayacht started life as a ice-breaking salvage tug for Russia in 1973. She was […] The post Icon Yachts Refitting Legend appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Skyfall II Refitted by Sunrise Yachts

    Diane M. Byrne
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sunrise Yachts has handed over Skyfall II, previously known as O’Khalila, after a few months’ refit. O’Khalila was built by Palmer Johnson in 2007. The 149’9” (45.7-meter) megayacht was the first of the American yard’s famed 150 Super Sport series. She was unmistakable, with a bright metallic paint job that accentuated her super-sleek lines. If […] The post Skyfall II Refitted by Sunrise Yachts appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Hull 1012, Performance Sloop, at Yachting Developments

    Megayacht News Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    A family well-versed in sailing will take delivery of a performance sloop from New Zealand’s Yachting Developments in 2016. For now, the project is being referred to as Hull 1012. The all-composite Hull 1012 measures 109’9” (33.5 meters). She’s larger than the owners’ previous sailing yacht, the name and LOA of which haven’t been revealed. […] The post Hull 1012, Performance Sloop, at Yachting Developments appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Columbus Sport Oceanic 70 in Build

    Diane M. Byrne
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Columbus Yachts is continuing its focus on environmentally minded megayachts with the Columbus Sport Oceanic 70. Currently under construction, the megayacht measures 229’7” (70 meters) and is designed by Studio Vafiadis. You may recall that Columbus Yachts, the yachting brand of the commercial-industry-focused Palumbo Group, created a Sport Hybrid series in 2012. The management team […] The post Columbus Sport Oceanic 70 in Build appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • The World’s Most Expensive Superyachts—Maybe

    Megayacht News Staff
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    More than 100 megayachts representing billions of dollars will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show next week. None, however, will be the world’s priciest. So says Wealth-X, which has released a top 10 list of what it says are the world’s most expensive superyachts. Wealth-X specializes in collecting data on ultra-high-net-worth individuals and […] The post The World’s Most Expensive Superyachts—Maybe appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • 5 Whatsapp Features You Might Have Missed

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

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

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

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

    27 Jan 2014 | 9:23 am
    The IPhone. It’s a lot more than a Cellphone that is without a doubt. It’s really a tremendous section of it is the owner’s daily lives. A lot people purchase it as a result of it is a skill to help us with your occupations and livelihood’s. Obviously it doesn’t hurt that it has therefore numerous Program choice’s either. And purchasing each one of this App’s can start to mount up after a while. And if we’re searching for most readily useful productivity IPhone apps, we may need to really go by way of a couple of before we discover the one which is best…
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  • Monaco Yacht Show 2014

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Monako Yacht Show Details Location: Monaco Start Date: Sept. 24, 2014 End Date: Sept. 27, 2014 Website: Monako Yacht Show Map Monaco Yacht Show always was the most prestigious and unique event in the yacht world but this year the world’s largest showcase for Super and Megayachts afloat will be the biggest ever. Port Hercules of Monaco expanded exhibition area to 20,300m² and added 15 additional berths. Show will berth more than 110 superyachts. Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show said: “The demand for space at MYS has been a…
  • Chicago Match Cup

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    The World Match Racing Tour’ (WMRT) is the world’s leading match racing series featuring World-Class Championship events across the globe. The series is sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with “Special Event” status. The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is currently sponsored by Alpari and thus officially known as the Alpari World Match Racing Tour’. A professional boat race sailed into Belmont Harbor on Tuesday, September 16. The world’s top match racing sailors are preparing to gather again for Stage 4 of the Alpari World Match Tour from Wednesday…
  • Belize Motoryachts launch of hull number 10

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The Australian owned-and-designed luxury marque, Belize Motoryachts, are celebrating the launch of hull number 10, which will premiere at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show from February 13 to 17. This striking new Daybridge model follows hot on the heels of the Belize 54 Sedan, which impressed American boating enthusiasts at her 2013 US premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Riviera and Belize’s international sales director, Chris McCafferty said the new Belize Motoryacht line had attracted a lot of interest from the Americas. “The Sedan was extremely well received…
  • The Gold Coast Marine Expo

    17 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Queensland Boating have announced the The Gold Coast Marine Expo, Australia’s first working boat show, which will also be non-profit. The Gold Coast Marine Expo will go on for three days at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera where Australian, and international boat enthusiasts can enjoy the show. Some of Queensland’s finest and most famous boating companies will showcase their boats and yachts  along with many well-known international brands at the inaugural event. The Gold Coast Marine Expo has been dubbed Australia’s working boat show because not only will boating enthusiasts…
  • SWATH Electra Glide Limousine Tender

    19 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    Introduced at the Electric & hybrid Marine World Expo 2014, the SWATH Electra Glide Limousine Tender is the world’s first Carbon Neutral Solar Hybrid Megayacht Tender that combines the environmental benefits of solar electric sustainability with the No sea sickness comfort of an anti-roll SWATH vessel. Powered by twin 300hp Regen Electric outboards the Tender’s maximum speed is 45 knots. Even so this state-of-the-art Hi-Performance Tender is far greener, more ergonomic, virtually silent and unlike power from internal combustion engines is extremely efficient throughout its…
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  • 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, […] The post Snook: Do We Love Them to Death? appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Grady Days Grady-White Boat Sale Now At Cannons Marina.

    Lucile Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat.  Save up to $15K on select models. Now is the best time ever to purchase the Grady-White Boat of your dreams. This deal is just too sweet of a sale to miss out on. So if you have been hedging, you might want to […] The post Grady Days Grady-White Boat Sale Now At Cannons Marina. appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Employee Spotlight: Scott Howell

    Amy Imerman
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    At Cannons Marina, we like to blog about some of our employees so you can get to know the GREAT people who work here and how talented the people are who work on your boats. Today, we are introducing you to Scott Howell, a Rigger and Parts Technician. Scott is not only awesome at his […] The post Employee Spotlight: Scott Howell appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Boating Destinations around Anna Maria Island

    Amy Imerman
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    When you own or rent a boat, you get to see the hidden beauty that Anna Maria Island has and is just waiting to be discovered…by you.  There are many places to visit by boat around Anna Maria Island, and we’ve got a few spots to tell you about that are locals’ favorites.   1. […] The post Boating Destinations around Anna Maria Island appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
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  • 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…
  • Be Prepared for Foul Weather on Your Boat

    Diane Seltzer
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Weather basics to help boaters predict bad weather, understand changing conditions on the water and have the right gear on board If you are an avid boater then you are more than likely going to experience foul weather on your boat – from extreme weather like tropical storms and hurricanes, to severe storms and rough rainy days. Being aware of weather forecasts and changing conditions on the water can make the difference between a great day and a lousy day on the water. Weather Basics Course The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and the BoatUS Foundation have joined forces to create…
  • Design a Better Life Jacket Contest

    Diane Seltzer
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition challenges boaters to invent a better life jacket design for a chance to win $10,000 Boaters are always looking for better ways to do things on board. In fact, our first-hand experiences on boats have helped produced some of the most inventive marine gear and boating accessories on the market today. If you are an armchair inventor with ideas for a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat then this contest is for you! The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National…
  • Sailing Around the Leeward Islands, French Polynesia

    Kate Flannery
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Navigating the islands of Tahiti – photo by by Pierre Lesage Navigating the waters and islands of Tahiti by boat – with tips on inlet anchorages, marina berths and amazing must-see destinations on your trip French Polynesia comprises of 118 islands of which the best known is Tahiti, earning it the unofficial name Tahiti and Her Islands. Popular tourist destinations are scattered all around them, and everyone knows that the best way to see Tahiti is by boat. If you are heading to Tahiti aboard your own yacht, or even chartering one, it is easy to form your itinerary, see the best…
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  • Editors Comments: Week Ending 19/09/2014

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    This project is the just one of the big pieces of news to present itself before the show, and with more to come the 112 metre design by Andrew Winch will act as a representation of the movement which occurs in September and the months running up to it. Dubbed Project Palo Alto, this superyacht was commissioned for a long-time charter client of Moran Yacht & Ship, who has over the past seven years, chartered some of the largest and highest quality motor yachts in the world; clearly only giving the owner a taste of what ownership can offer. “This project will be the largest yacht to date that…
  • Imperial Yachts Display Superyacht Event At 2014 MYS

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    At the head of Imperial’s three-yacht-fleet at the Monaco Yacht Show is Event, an award-winning vessel which was built by Amels and received a great amount of interest and acclaim as a part of Tim Heywood’s masterful evolution in design. This stunning Limited Editions yacht will be displayed for sale at the show amongst two other motor yachts which are sure to turn heads. Manifiq is a beautiful Mondo Marine which measures 40 metres and combines sophistication with timeless style. Built by the Italian yard in 2010, this is a perfect example of all-round cruising perfection thanks…
  • IYC Sells Superyacht Piano Bar

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    An original and classically styled yacht from the Italian Picchiotti shipyard, this 48m motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests and acts as the perfect platform for high-end events and parties. Styled by Arthur de Fever, her exterior is one of bygone luxury while her uncluttered and spacious interior provides ultimate comfort while her outdoor areas offer those on board relaxation via the pool deck, barbeque, wet bar, plush sun loungers and ample seating areas. Piano Bar is powered by two Caterpillar 389 engines that allow her to cruise comfortably at 12 knots and has become the latest sales…
  • Yachting Developments Sign New Superyacht Order

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    The project, Hull 1012, is being built for European owners stepping up in size. The owner and family are experienced, hands on sailors and a key part of the design brief was for a yacht that can be easily handled by a small crew. Built in composite, the yacht will feature a lifting keel. Hull 1012 will deliver to her new owners in early 2016. “We are extremely proud to have signed this new order and look forward to working with the owners and their team on this exciting new build,” said Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments. Yachting Developments will now be…
  • Nauta Yachts Unveil New 165m Superyacht Project

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    The Milan-based office led by Mario Pedol, elaborated this 165m, partly inspired by the “Light” conception that the Nauta designers conceived six years ago, and became their signature on all the superyachts they design. This concept is based on what has become a trend in the civil architecture: seamless inside/outside connection and harmony, breath-taking views from both inside and out, balance and cleanliness of lines, extraordinary outdoor spaces. The blending of these key elements makes for elegance and visual lightness of the whole yacht. The superstructure of 165m is spanned…
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  • Mexico Bareboat Charters: New Base Opening October 2014

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    Here at, the bareboat team are constantly on the search for new and exiting places to go sailing, so it is with great excitement that we learn of a new charter base opening in Mexico. A small fleet of charter yachts comprising of monohulls and catamarans will be available from La Paz. Described by famed French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau as “the world’s aquarium” and “the Galapagos of North America”, this beautiful region combines stunning desert vistas with world-class sailing in the Sea of Cortez. La Paz may be the region’s commercial and political center…
  • Super Yacht of the Week: BATON ROUGE

    Charles Meade
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Are you looking for 62.5m of unrivalled floating luxury? Look no further than BATON ROUGE. One of our favourite yachts to be arriving at this week’s Monaco Yacht Show, she is one of the most prestigious and reputable charter yachts on the market. Offering guest accommodation for 12 guests in 7 well-appointed, light and tastefully nautical cabins, you’ll want for nothing on this quadruple deck, plus beach club, luxury motor yacht. The highlight for us in the amazing beach club, providing easy water access for sports, swimming, for relaxing in the large lounge area or just…
  • Book Your Yacht For The Monaco Grand Prix 2015

    Cordelia Oakes-Ash
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    The Monaco Grand Prix 2015 is fast approaching! From 21st – 24th May 2015, Port Hercule will be flooded with the coolest yachts on the Riviera.  With the deadline to apply for a berth in this most prestigious port being the end of February 2015, don’t leave it until the last minute to secure one of the best spots. Beat the rush and secure your yacht’s place for this event in Zone 1 now! Boatbookings top choice for this event is the astonishing NAMELESS – 41m of Mondomarine’s finest creation yet, sleeping up to 11 guests in 5 cabins. Everything about this yacht…
  • AMITIE: The Perfect Luxury Motor Yacht for your Bahamian Experience

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    Following on from yesterday’s post on Easter in the Bahamas, AMITIE is the perfect yacht to take you there. The luxurious 130’ Westport completed her interior refit by Nora Gugel of A La Mer and was launched into the charter market this past spring.  Her elegant interior showcases a spacious salon with a large seating area where soft, neutral tones compliment her satin mahogany paneling.  Guests can enjoy formal dining surrounded by colorful accents which evoke a splash of the tropics and embody a modern yet comfortable feel.  If alfresco dining is preferred, you can choose from…
  • Hit the Bahamas this Easter!

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    What better way to spend Easter with your family than on a yacht in the Bahamas?! The Bahamas is not only known because of its beautiful weather, relaxing beaches, scrumptious cuisine, rich culture and wonderful people but also because it offers a wide array of things to do, activities and festivities to choose from. Easter is one of the best times of the year to visit and celebrate in this island country. The Bahamas is predominantly a Christian nation, so whether you want to do your religious obligation and have fun afterwards or just simply enjoy the festive ambiance on your Easter yacht…
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  • 6 Best Catamaran Yacht Charters in the Caribbean and Virgin Islands

    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…
  • 7 Best Value Yacht Charters

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    We all know the truth about shopping: The highest price doesn’t always mean the best product. Our charter brokers here at Yachtstore are constantly on the lookout for the best values in the industry so we can help clients get the ideal yacht charter for the right price. Here’s a look at seven of the best values we see on the yacht charter market today: Sunshine. This 124-foot Lloydship is new to the charter market with availability now in the Bahamas and later this winter in the Caribbean. She’s being offered at an introductory weekly base rate of $65,000 for 12 guests, and she’s…
  • 5 Best Megayachts for Charter in the Caribbean

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    The 2014-15 winter charter season is fast approaching, and many of the top yachts headed to the Caribbean are already starting to see dates fill up on their calendars. Some still have availability for the popular Christmas and New Year’s cruising weeks, while others are now accepting inquiries for post-holiday charters during January and February. Our experts at Yachtstore are watching the calendars closely for our favorite yachts. Here’s a look at five of the best megayachts being offered for charter this winter in the Caribbean: Turquoise This 181-foot stunner from the…
  • Camarina Royale is an Enticing New Option

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Summertime is an exceptional season for yacht charter in the Bahamas. The waters are warm, the tourists are fewer than during the winter months and plenty of terrific charter yachts are available. Itineraries can begin in Nassau and run south throughout the Exumas, or you can fly into Marsh Harbour and explore the Abacos archipelago. In both regions, you’ll find white sandy beaches, aquamarine harbors and plenty of great snorkeling and fishing. Truly, the Bahamas are tough to beat for summertime fun on the water. And now there’s one more reason for fans of yacht charter to consider the…
  • End-of-Summer Special on a Gourmet Gulet

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Here’s something our team at Yachtstore can say for certain about every luxury yacht charter in Turkey: You will not go hungry. For the Turkish people, generosity is just the starting point when it comes to putting out a spread of food for a buffet lunch or dinner. Often, as many as a dozen options are arrayed on the yacht’s aft deck table, everything from salads and spreads to seafood and lamb to homemade sweets and honey-laden treats. And the real beauty of the process is that because most Turkish cuisine is natural and healthy, you can eat to your heart’s content while rarely gaining…
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    Marine Insight

  • Wartsila And Man Diesel & Turbo Initiate Hercules-2 Research Project Aimed At Minimizing Emissions

    MI News Network
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    The HERCULES R&D programme to develop large engine technologies, which was initiated in 2004 as a joint vision by the two major European engine manufacturing groups, Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo, is to continue with a new HERCULES-2 project, pending approval under the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
  • MAN Engine Powered Cargo Vessel Meets Tier III Limits

    MI News Network
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    MAN Diesel & Turbo has been awarded a Tier III-compatibility certificate by the DNV-GL classification society for MAN 8L21/31 four-stroke engine aboard a DFDS Seaways ship with a retrofitted SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system.
  • India: Kolkata Port Reverses Decision On LNG Facility

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    The Kolkata port trust has reversed its decision taken in November to allow a Hiranandani Group company to set up a gas storage and re-gasification unit on a nomination basis, after the Union shipping ministry advised in late August that the plan was in violation of rules that mandate open tendering.
  • Forty Migrants Missing After Raft Sinks Near Libya – Italy Coast Guard

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Forty migrants were missing after the raft that carried them sank around 30 miles (48.28 kilometres)from eastern Libya, an Italian coast guard official said on 21st September.
  • 10 Things to Check After Cargo Completion on Container Ships

    Nachiketh Bhattathiri
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Cargo operation on a container vessel is an extensive activity that demands deck officers to simultaneously handle different tasks and keep a check on numerous other things. Learn about ten important points that must be considered after completion of cargo operations on container ships.
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    Mario Vittone

  • Expecting the Unexpected (Mario Vittone)
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Freezing and alone, three-hundred miles at sea in the dark, rescue swimmer Mike Odom lashes his arms to his life raft. He knows he’ll be dead soon and wants us to find his body – If he gets thrown out again we’ll never find him. The three sailors that he put in the back of […]
  • Are You Missing Something? (Mario Vittone)
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    You’ve been sailing for years and planning this next trip for months. You’ve created the perfect sail plan, stocked the galley, the weather is shaping up perfectly and the boat has been checked and rechecked. She’s ready. You’re ready. You cast off the lines – outbound for wherever – confident that you have thought of […]
  • Dangerous Drains – A Quick and Valuable Lesson (Mario Vittone)
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Do you have a backyard pool or spa? Laws exist that make anti-entrapment drains a requirement in commercial pools and spas, but YOU have to check your own back yard to be sure. Before you or your family jumps into the pool this summer, check the drain. The very quick and valuable lesson on what […]
  • Cold Water Recovery – Safer Option (Mario Vittone)
    24 Nov 2013 | 11:26 am
      PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two teenage boys Sunday after the teens’ 16-foot Jon boat became disabled and started taking on water in Currituck Sound, N.C., near aids to navigation marker 99. Currituck County 911 dispatch initially contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 8 a.m., requesting a […]
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    16 Jun 2013 | 12:22 pm
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    Paradise Yachts

  • Yacht Market Update – August 2014

    Mike Dickens
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:34 am
    September 2014 Yacht Market Update 1992 32′ Grand Banks Here at Paradise Yachts, we try carefully to monitor the boats sold by monitoring the yacht market. In this yacht market update, brokerage boat sales declined 5 percent in August compared to the same month in 2013, with a total of 2,862 boats changing hands, down from 3,027. Based on reported sales by YachtWorld member brokerages in,, the total price paid declined 1 percent, from $304 million to $302 million, and the average price paid per boat rose 5 percent. According to this yacht market update, sales of boats 36…
  • Yacht Blisters and Hydrolysis – Part 2

    Mike Dickens
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    Yacht Blisters – Peeling the Bottom Yesterday, the Patricia Ann came out of the water as planned. The bottom did not look as bad as we had expected. We had delayed a new bottom job knowing we were going to repair the yacht blisters. We got 27 months out of the antifoulant paint; it was time however. We have the boat at Tiger Point Marina and Boatworks in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This yard is in Northeast Florida just north of Jacksonville. Other than just being good folks to be around, they offer some of the least expensive services anywhere; even a do-it-yourself yard is available.
  • Stolen Outboard – Protect and Defend

    Mike Dickens
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    On Thursday morning 9/11/2014 at  1:00 AM I was awakened by a strange noise coming for our boats swim platform. I awoke and looked out the aft porthole to see a unknown person walking. In a sleeping daze I got up, grabbed my pistol and proceeded to check it out. I walked up on the sundeck to see no one on the swim platform but upon looking down the dock saw someone running away with something (my Yamaha dinghy outboard) on his shoulder. I gave chase, shouting STOP…HALT to no avail. I finally got to the parking lot as the thief was loading our outboard motor into his car. I drew down on…
  • Boat of the Week – 1992 32 Grand Banks

    Mary Dickens
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Boat of the Week – 1992 32 Grand Banks Good morning, This week’s boat of the week is this beautiful 32 Grand Banks trawler.  She is in near bristol condition. The galley on this 32 Grand Banks is equipped with a Princess 3-burner propane cook top, Grunert refrigerator/freezer, and Sharp built-in microwave. The head is equipped with a Vacu-Flush sanitation system. This 32 Grand Banks has been outfitted with custom canvas right down to full wrap over rail covers to protect her beautiful exterior bright work. Electronics are duplicated and networked together on the bridge and…
  • Boat Blisters and Hydrolysis – Part 1

    Mike Dickens
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Boat Blisters and Hydrolysis – Part 1 If you are searching for your first boat you’ve very likely heard about boat blisters. Most boaters with in-the-water boats are aware of boat blisters. But what are they, how do they form and most importantly, what do you do about them… if anything? I’ve been involved with 5 surveys since the first of the year.  Every time a boat was hauled from the water, boat blisters are the fear from the prospective buyer. You have no need of panicking, however, boat blisters are easily managed. Our trawler, the Patricia Ann has had a number…
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