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  • Sailor fined for causing ferry to change course

    YBW News
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    The man was fined £200 after ignoring the warning horn of the ferry at Milford Haven Point earlier this year
  • Alone on the World's Biggest Trimaran

    Yachting World News
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    How will Yann Guichard handle a 131ft trimaran alone across the Atlantic? Matthew Sheahan went to find out
  • Stronger Family Bonds, Two Years After Hurricane Sandy

    NYT > Boats and Boating
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When The Times asked readers affected by Hurricane Sandy to report how they were doing two years later, many wrote of the primacy of their loved ones.
  • Crowley Transports First of Eight New Pacific-Side Gates for Expanded Panama Canal

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    Mike Schuler
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Photo courtesy Crowley Crowley Maritime Corp.’s heavy lift barge 455 4 successfully delivered the first in a series of new gates for the ongoing Panama Canal expansion, marking the arrival of the first new gate on the Pacific side. Crowley will transport all eight of the gates involved in the Pacific side lock expansion. The 455 4 was contracted by Sarens, a Belgium-based heavy lift company, to transport the gates from Cristóbal, a port on the Atlantic side of the Canal, to a purpose-built receiving on the canal’s Pacific side. The 105-foot wide barge, currently the largest capable of…
  • Nautical Themed Halloween Costumes

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    Michael Perulli
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Autumn is a great time of year. The leaves are changing, the temperature is perfect and the holiday season is right around the corner. Unfortunately, for many, that means that the boating season is over for another year. Fear not though, our ideas below will allow you to express your passion for the water with a nautical themed Halloween costume. If you have a costume party to attend this weekend, consider some of these options: Click the image to view this Jack Sparrow costume on Amazon Pirate – You really can’t go wrong with a pirate costume because there are so many famous characters…
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  • Crowley Transports First of Eight New Pacific-Side Gates for Expanded Panama Canal

    Mike Schuler
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Photo courtesy Crowley Crowley Maritime Corp.’s heavy lift barge 455 4 successfully delivered the first in a series of new gates for the ongoing Panama Canal expansion, marking the arrival of the first new gate on the Pacific side. Crowley will transport all eight of the gates involved in the Pacific side lock expansion. The 455 4 was contracted by Sarens, a Belgium-based heavy lift company, to transport the gates from Cristóbal, a port on the Atlantic side of the Canal, to a purpose-built receiving on the canal’s Pacific side. The 105-foot wide barge, currently the largest capable of…
  • Italy to End Migrant Rescue Operation in Mediterranean

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Italian Coast Guard and Guardia di Finanza vessels gather at the spot where 366 migrants perished in the Lampedusa migrant boat disaster, during a commemoration ceremony off the Italian island of Lampedusa held October 3, 2014 marking the first anniversary of the disaster. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi By Steve Scherer and Massimiliano Di Giorgio ROME, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, a move one rights group warned could lead to a “surge of…
  • BNSF Shale Focus Blunts Puget Sound Ports’ Comeback Bid

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Port of Seattle. Photo (c) Stefan Wolczko By Peter Robison and Thomas Black Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Seattle and Tacoma are being stymied in their push to regain market share from Canada as railcars destined for the harbors sit idle on tracks across the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Even as the ports, on Washington’s Puget Sound, agreed to consolidate some operations after a century of competition, 40- fold growth in shipments of crude from the Bakken oil fields is straining the region’s main railroad company, BNSF Railway Co., causing delays that have helped shift traffic to less congested…
  • Watch: Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches 10th Amphibious Transport Dock – John P. Murtha (LPD 26)

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Mississippi has launched the company’s 10th amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) “This ship is tracking to be one of our best LPDs ever, and it is the most complete ship at launch to date,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “We are incorporating learning from each ship to improve our performance in both cost and schedule. Our hot production line in LPD construction provides efficiencies in day-to-day work efforts and helps stabilize the program and the associated…
  • Oil Rout Seen Diluting Appeal of U.S. LNG Exports to Asia

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Image (c) Shutterstock/Oleksandr Kalinichenko Ann Koh and Christine Buurma Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Oil’s collapse is eroding the appeal of potential U.S. LNG exports to Asia as it cuts the cost of competing supplies linked to the price of crude. Brent’s 22 percent drop this year outpaced the 8.9 percent decline in natural gas at Henry Hub, the benchmark for U.S. liquefied natural gas shipments that are scheduled to begin in 2015. When the cost of processing and shipping American supplies to Asia is taken into account, the price advantage over oil- linked cargoes from producers such as…
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  • Nautical Themed Halloween Costumes

    Michael Perulli
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Autumn is a great time of year. The leaves are changing, the temperature is perfect and the holiday season is right around the corner. Unfortunately, for many, that means that the boating season is over for another year. Fear not though, our ideas below will allow you to express your passion for the water with a nautical themed Halloween costume. If you have a costume party to attend this weekend, consider some of these options: Click the image to view this Jack Sparrow costume on Amazon Pirate – You really can’t go wrong with a pirate costume because there are so many famous characters…
  • I’d Rather Be Boating… Pacific Northwest edition

    Colleen Richardson
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Introducing our new blog series, “I’d Rather Be Boating,” where we dive into destinations best experienced on the water. For today’s destination, we explore the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful Washington state. Enjoy our quick guide from Seattle to the San Juan Islands on how you can get your feet wet, climb aboard a variety of boats and replicate a similar trip. Seattle It’s easy to understand why boating is a part of the Seattle culture. With Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands easily accessible, being on the water is commonplace. Here’s a few of our favorite on-water…
  • Winterizing Your Boat

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

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

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

    Megayacht News Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a.k.a. FLIBS, opened yesterday. Running through Monday, the FLIBS is expected to attract about 100,000 visitors. At the show, we’re seeing a number of new megayachts, including the Benetti 140 Veloce, the Riva 122 Mythos, Sunrise Yachts’ Atomic, and the Ocean Alexander 100. We’re further attending a number of […] The post Live Tweeting From FLIBS appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Bucket Regattas Now Owned by 4 Superyacht Shipyards

    Diane M. Byrne
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The long-running Bucket Regattas in St. Barths and Newport have always prioritized the enjoyment of the owners and frowned upon commercialism. That same spirit will continue under the guidance of new owners—four new owners, to be exact. They are Perini Navi, Royal Huisman, Vitters Shipyard, and Rybovich. The four shipyards have been sponsors of the […] The post Bucket Regattas Now Owned by 4 Superyacht Shipyards appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Superyacht Society Design Awards Winners

    Diane M. Byrne
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Since its founding in 1989, the International Superyacht Society has focused on furthering the large-yacht industry, particularly through communication, education, and supporting best business practices. Part of this includes celebrating what the International Superyacht Society considers the best of the best. Each year, the organization holds a Design Awards gala, where yachts, their builders, and […] The post Superyacht Society Design Awards Winners appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2: New Model

    Diane M. Byrne
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The latest personal submarine to be targeted to the megayacht market is ready for production for its first buyers. It’s the U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2, and it’s decidedly different in design. From the candy apple red paint to the overall styling, the HP Sport Sub 2 doesn’t resemble any of U-Boat Worx’s previous […] The post U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2: New Model appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • The Big Blue: A Family’s Megayacht Adventures

    Diane M. Byrne
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    ALL PHOTOS: COURTESY THE MAYER FAMILY The 138-foot (42-meter) expedition yacht The Big Blue has been taking her owners on the adventure of a lifetime for the past year. The Mayers—dad Tony, mom Delisa, and their three children—have been cruising all over the South Pacific. It’s the fulfillment of a long-time dream of theirs, and […] The post The Big Blue: A Family’s Megayacht Adventures appeared first on Megayacht News.
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  • How Do I Install Cydia Download Store on My iDevice

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    As you know, Apple has App Store and jailbreakers have Cydia download Store. Similar to Apple’s App Store, Cydia is famous among jailbreakers since it provides the resources they need however; it is worth mentioning the fact at Cydia was the first App Store to be released. Now, after a couple of years and various iOS version released, the jailbreak community can still enjoy Cydia, the third-party store and its benefits. Cydia is not as simple as it may look. In fact, along with Cydia, you will come across various terms and options. Another term you may hear when it comes to Cydia is…
  • 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)…
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  • Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

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

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

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

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

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

    Amy Imerman
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    As the weather cools down, the season heats up! Some of our favorite Anna Maria Island events take place in the months of October and November, so mark your calendar for the following happenings. Bayfest! Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island October 18 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and October 19 from 10 a.m. – […] The post Symphony in the Sand, Bayfest and Other “Islandy” Events appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Yamaha Outboard Motor Sales Event

    Lucile Miller
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Why Wait? Get your Yamaha Outboard Motor today. For a limited time purchase an eligible new Yamaha Four-Stroke Outboard and receive up to $550 credit toward the purchase of additional goods or services from us and/or extended warranty. Offer ends November 18th, 2014. Call today 941-383-1311 or better yet  - stop by to see how […] The post Yamaha Outboard Motor Sales Event appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • How to Find Your Fishing “Spot”

    Ray Markham
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Fishing offshore is all about the numbers –  GPS numbers, that is.  We use these latitude and longitude numbers to mark a spot when fishing for structure-oriented fish like grouper, snapper, and amberjacks. But how do we find these magic “spots?” And how can you make sure that the next time you come back to […] The post How to Find Your Fishing “Spot” appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • St. Armands Boat Show – October 25th & 26th

    Amy Imerman
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Cannons Marina will be invading St. Armands Circle on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, bringing out the best-of-the-best in boats for the 2014 St. Armands Boat Show! Grady-White and Southwind Boats, all with Yamaha motors, will be displayed in the middle of “The Circle,” making St. Armands Circle, the weekend’s perfect family-fun destination. […] The post St. Armands Boat Show – October 25th & 26th appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Snook: Do We Love Them to Death?

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

    Diane Seltzer
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Compete boat winterizing guide by BoatUS helps boaters properly protect boats during the winter freeze (PDF download) If you boat in a area that goes below the freezing point during the winter (which includes most boating locations outside of Florida) then you need to take winterizing seriously. As fall gets underway, better get out the pink… it’s time to winterize! While water may be your life in the summer, water is your enemy to boat engines in the wintertime. Basically anywhere there may be water in your boat – your engines, your head, your galley – could be…
  • Video of Kid’s Boat Book Interview on Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show

    Diane Seltzer
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl is highlighted on boating industry radio show as a fun children’s book focused on boat safety The new children’s book for boat kids – The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl – is getting a lot of buzz in the boating industry… and I was thrilled to be invited for a radio interview about the book this month on Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show! “Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show” is a popular boating radio show produced by Bob May – a lifelong boater and radio host based in Missouri. The show…
  • Life Jacket Type Code Labels for the U.S.

    Diane Seltzer
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
      U.S. Coast Guard to eliminate requirement for life jacket code labels by manufacturers How to pick the right size and type for life jackets has often been a bit confusing for boaters. One of the biggest reasons is the “type code” labeling system that U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has required manufacturers to use. The USCG has announced that they are “doing away” with confusing life jacket type codes as of October 22, 2014. Although it will no longer be a USCG requirement as of October 22nd, manufacturers will continue to use Type I-V coding until newer labels are…
  • Top Choices in Wakeboard Tower Speakers

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

    Kate Flannery
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    photo courtesy of Ingrid Taylor Tips for keeping your dog or cat safe, happy and well cared for when cruising Ask any pet owner how their furry friend has changed their life, and you will get the same answer – high maintenance, but a best friend for life. Sailing, also a high maintenance hobby, can only become more difficult with a furry beast playing Skipper, but it is not impossible and it works miracles on the crew’s mood. There are a couple of things to mind before and during your sailing trip with the pet: Prepping Your Boat for Pets photo courtesy of A. Davey Before you even bring…
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  • Editor's Comments: Week Ending 31/10/2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    This year’s show promises to be the biggest and best yet, not least thanks to the re-emergence of the American market that has sparked a huge amount of activity in recent months. The sense of positivity was most evident at the recent Monaco Yacht Show – alongside Fort Lauderdale the industry’s most prestigious event – where everyone we spoke to was confident that the good times are back. To add to this feel-good factor, we will be marking today’s opening by hosting our own event on-board M/Y Arianna this evening. Check in with us tomorrow to see a…
  • Guido de Groot Complete a Busy Summer of Launches

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Each of the four vessels was launched at a high profile European boat show, with the first taking place on Guido de Groot’s home soil of Amsterdam, where the Mulder 98’ flybridge and the Mulder Favorite 1500 were unveiled at the HISWA in-water show. The semi-custom yacht “Helene” of the Mulder Favorite 1500 series is the 7th Favorite series yacht built since the line’s re-introduction in 2010. Guido de Groot Design has collaborated with the Mulder Shipyard in designing several yachts for their Flybridge line. Soon after, Shipyard Wim van der Valk Yachts presented…
  • Azimut Yachts to Introduce Atlantis 43 in Düsseldorf

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Billed as the new standard setter for its class, the Atlantis 43 is the latest addition to Azimut’s Atlantis Collection offering unadulterated Italian design. The yacht’s most striking feature is its transformable deck, which boasts two large three-person sunpads, one to the stern and one to the bow. With a one piece windshield and lateral picture windows, the Atlantis 43 offers its guests large amounts of natural light that can also be modulated thanks to the large, electrically operated soft top. The exterior living area is equipped with a large dining room table, C-shaped sofa,…
  • Perini Navi and Rybovich sign Authorized Service Facility Agreement

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Perini Navi and Picchiotti, sees this agreement to be much more than a formalisation of the current events, with the two companies able to use the Rybovich facility as their authorised service and warranty work for their yachts in the United States. Equally Rybovich will have access to and support from the Perini Navi facilities, engineering and yard team in La Spezia and Viareggio for their warranty work and additional refit support in Italy. An important and integral part of this agreement will be the mutual exchange of documentation and know-how, employee training and general skill…
  • The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Opens

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Increased American market activity has provided a surge in industry movement, and the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will undoubtedly add to the consistent brokerage and new build reports emerging from the region. Yachts such as Skyfall, Arianna, Lady Linda and the Benetti Swan will be on display amongst a long list of striking vessels stretching across an enormous expanse of exhibitors. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, FLIBS is globally renowned as the largest in-water boat show in the world, with last year’s instalment drawing more than 1,200 exhibitors and a…
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  • Charter a Luxury Yacht for the Cannes Film Festival 2015

    Cordelia Oakes-Ash
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Do you want to be at one of the biggest events on the Riviera next year? In it’s 68th year, the Cannes Film Festival will once again be an occasion not to be missed here on the French Riviera.  From 13th – 24th May 2015, stars from around the globe will descend upon the Festival’s world famous red carpet for this legendary event.  Moor your yacht next to the Palais des Festivals in the old port of Cannes to be in the heart of the action for star spotting and partying. One of our favourite yachts still available for the Cannes Film Festival is the stunning SILVER ANGEL: The…
  • Boatbookings FLIBS Preview on TOUCAN TOO

    Ben Sutton
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Are you fortunate enough to be attending this year’s prestigious Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show? Spread over 7 locations and covering 3 million square feet of space, FLIBS 2014 promises to be bigger and better than ever! Even though the show does not start for another day, the Boatbookings Team were lucky to get a sneak preview of this year’s event while cruising the stunning water ways of Fort Lauderdale. If you’re looking for a fun day on the water out of Fort Lauderdale with family and friends, the 41’ power catamaran TOUCAN TOO would be the perfect yacht for you.
  • Off the Beaten track in Greece Onboard Luxury Crewed Catamaran NOVA

    Lambros Tsolakis
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Let’s talk about Greece! Despite what you may have been led to believe, Greece is not all about Santorini or Mykonos.  With one the largest coastlines amongst all the Mediterranean countries, Greece offers a surprisingly extended choice of destinations.           Lambros Tsolakis, one of the Boatbookings’ Brokers, just returned from a late season cruise to Monemvasia onboard NOVA, the only Lagoon 620 based in Greece and has nothing but superlative comments for the yacht as well as the destination. ”Nova is a beauty: open, modern spaces inside and…
  • The Winds Are A-Changing… in Southeast Asia!!

    Kevin Moir
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    It looks like it’s time to shine in southeast Asia! The dominant weather pattern around Southeast Asia is the monsoon winds, which change direction around mid-May and October each year. This leads to either less rain/more sunshine or more rain/less sunshine, depending which part of the region you are in. At the moment, around Phuket, Langkawi, Myanmar and the Andaman Islands, the winds are changing from southwest to northeast, which means high season is approaching, with more consistent good, sunny and drier weather. The amazing underwater world to be found around the Similan Islands…
  • Super Yacht of the Week: GRACE E

    Charles Meade
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Given a brief to create a state-of-the-art, world class and spacious super yacht you can only imagine how delighted the Picchiotti shipyard were to build the truly gorgeous 73-metre GRACE E. Part of the esteemed Perini Navi Group, Picchiotti are one of very few yards that could offer both the reputation a build of this prestige required as well as a forward-thinking vision to create a super yacht to reset the world-class benchmark. GRACE E offers technological advancement never seen before as well as beautifully elegant space planning, relaxing interior, wellness deck, state-of-the-art…
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  • The Registry Collection

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Yachtstore is the exclusive partner of The Registry Collection, one of the world’s leaders in interval ownership of luxury vacation residences. Yachtstore provides Registry Collection members special access to the world’s finest charter yachts as part of their membership and unparalleled service in arranging the details of luxury yacht charter vacations. The Registry Collection is part of is part of Group RCI, a division of Wyndahm Worldwide. The post The Registry Collection appeared first on Yachtstore.
  • A New Option for Cruising in an Unusual Caribbean Destination

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    If you enjoy luxury travel, then you’ve heard of the ABC Islands at the far edge of the Caribbean Sea near South America. From the Ritz-Carlton on Aruba to Harbour Village on Bonaire to the Baoase Luxury Resort on Curacao, there is no shortage of top-notch, land-based ways to enjoy the sun, surf and year-round gorgeous temperatures. Until recently, though, precious few charter yachts called the ABC Islands home. Most charter yachts instead cruise in the northern part of the Caribbean, near the islands of Sint Maarten and St. Barths. Some make their way down into St. Vincent and the…
  • 4 Great Thanksgiving Charters in the Bahamas, Caribbean and Galapagos

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

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

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

    Mike Dickens
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Yacht Buying Guide If you have come to my website and I don’t have just the right boat, I understand. My guiding principle as a boat & yacht broker for boat shoppers is “I am not here to sell you any boat; I am here to help find you buy the right boat”. If I don’t have it, I’ll find it for you; it’s all but impossible to have everything in inventory. I currently have over 40,000 different yachts in my MLS; we can purchase any of those.  Read on in this yacht buying guide to see how I do that. Buying a luxury yacht is an emotional experience and usually the culmination of a…
  • Boat of the Week – 1989 42 Jefferson

    Mary Dickens
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Boat of the Week – 1989 42 Jefferson Good morning!  Hope everyone is doing well.  This week’s boat of the week is this beautiful 1989 42 Jefferson motor yacht.  This used motor yacht truly is in turnkey condition; she’s in near bristol condition. FRESH WATER VESSEL…The owner of this 1989 42 Jefferson motor yacht is moving to another style vessel.   She has a contemporary styling and a low-dead rise hull with a moderate beam, shallow keel that delivers directional stability and a very comfortable ride. To view all her specs, photos and a You Tube video, visit her at…
  • Crossing Lake Okeechobee

    Mike Dickens
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    This posting reviews crossing Lake Okeechobee by boat complete with photos and videos aboard a beautiful 1995, 42 foot Grand Banks Classic trawler. And as always, I offer after-the-sale services to customers to assist them in learning about their boats, navigating and much more. This customer Philippe and his wife Bridgett are from Normandy, France. They had some boating knowledge from their lives in France but had little understanding of US boating legalities, practices and customs here in the States especially crossing Lake Okeechobee. In this posting, I’m going to guide you through…
  • Yacht Prepping – Boatsteading – Part 2

    Mike Dickens
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Yacht Prepping – Boatsteading – Part 2 Yacht prepping for a disaster; I understand, that sounds kind of depressing. And I am not a run for your life person at all. But from time to time catastrophe is the only word that fits. These are NOT shocking type situations, but stuff that can take place to any of us. Virtually everyone has had one or more of these scenarios occur in their lives and in each of them, some straightforward preparedness equipment would have made their lives a great deal easier. We cannot influence whether or not catastrophes or disasters occur, but we can…
  • Marine Batteries – Which to Choose?

    Mike Dickens
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Marine Batteries – Which to Choose? I went to do a pre-cruise inspection some time back for our weekend getaway. Generator started right away, port engine purred like a kitten, the starboard… uh oh, dead marine battery. I knew it was time for new marine batteries.  It has been longer than I care to mention.  I like to milk all the good from everything so I could not complain. It was time for new marine batteries. Now the Patricia Ann has two 8-D staring marine batteries delivering over 1300 cold cranking amps, one battery for each engine. She also has two 8-Ds for house marine…
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