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  • SailQuest Boat Show Returns To Mystic Shipyard

    Daily Boater Boating News
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    MYSTIC SHIPYARD TO HOST 8TH ANNUAL SAILQUEST BOAT SHOW - TO SUPPORT SAILS UP 4 CANCER, MAY 1-3, 2015SailQuest Boat Show Companies announced recently that Mystic Shipyard will be the location for its annual boutique boat show to be held May 1-3, 2015. This family-oriented show will feature new sailboats, trawlers, downeast-style powerboats, kayaks, paddle boards and select brokerage yachts for sale, from 12 to over 50 feet long. Located in the heart of historic Mystic, Connecticut, Mystic Shipyard is offering free parking and free admission to the show.“We are excited to hold SailQuest…
  • How To Catch Spanish Mackerel

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    Ray Markham
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    Every year at this time, an onslaught of bait fish schools move up the coast and into the bays and estuaries. Following closely behind are pelagic species, including king and Spanish mackerel that follow the bait fish to feed on them.  A variety of bait fish appear in early spring. Threadfin herring, scaled sardines, ballyhoo, […] The post How To Catch Spanish Mackerel appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Ocean damage – tales of chafe, jury rigs and a shark on the rudder in the ARC

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    27 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    Andy Schell spoke to skippers at the end of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers in Saint Lucia to find out about gear failures and solutions in the latest Atlantic crossingMeridentOptergo broad reaching on a gorgeous day mid-AtlanticCrossing the Atlantic is hard on your gear, as the reports of ocean damage during the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers always demonstrate. The 2014 ARC was easier on crews and gear than 2013, when broken gear – including several broken booms – and torn sails were strewn about the docks in Rodney Bay. Speaking to the sailors in Saint Lucia after the 2014 rally,…
  • Remote Oil Filters Make Maintenance Easier

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    Brett Becker
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    Oil filter relocation kits make oil changing easier.
  • Still fancy a ride in the Southern Ocean? Watch this video and you might think again!

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    Matthew Sheahan
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Step aboard Abu Dhabi Racing for a snapshot of life in the Southern Ocean as the fleet blasts towards Cape HornIan Walker and his crew provide first hand accounts of what it’s like here and now in the most remote part of this race, deep in the Southern Ocean. Great short video.     The post Still fancy a ride in the Southern Ocean? Watch this video and you might think again! appeared first on Yachting World.
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  • Brave boat worker saves man from drowning after tug capsizes and sinks

    Isobel Smith
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    A tug crew member became trapped onboard as the boat sunk after capsizing in severe weather conditionsCredit: Cowes RNLIA man was saved from drowning by a local boat worker after the tug he was onboard capsized and began sinking in Southampton Water on Monday evening. Severe weather conditions saw Asterix overturned at the Fawley Oil Terminal at around 7pm, with one crewmember becoming trapped on board. Related articles Yacht washed onto rocks in Dublin Bay Four crew airlifted to safety after yacht starts sinking A second managed to jump clear of the vessel and swim to safety. RNLI volunteers…
  • On water spectator plans revealed for America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

    Isobel Smith
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    Event organisers have confirmed that America’s Cup fans will be able to watch the racing from the waterOn water spectator area for ACWS PortsmouthPlans for on water spectator areas have been revealed by organisers of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth. The news comes a few weeks after tickets for the four-day spectacle went on sale at the start of March. Related articles Half a million expected to visit Portsmouth during America’s Cup World Series Ben Ainslie Racing train for America’s Cup in Bermuda VIDEO: British America’s Cup team has strong chance of success…
  • Mobility scooter seen towing a boat through Hartlepool

    Isobel Smith
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    A local plasterer couldn't believe his eyes when a mobility scooter was seen towing a boat through the town last weekCredit: Nigel SwinborneThe unusual sighting of a mobility scooter towing a boat was captured on camera last Wednesday in Hartlepool. Local plasterer Nigel Swinburne managed to get a picture of the event on his phone shortly after the driver and the boat had gone past him. Posting the picture on Facebook, he said: “I’ve seen it all now, a mobility scooter pulling a boat in sheriff street! Drove straight past me but I was in shock and couldn’t get my phone out…
  • Could crowd-sourcing project have found liferaft from missing South African yacht?

    Isobel Smith
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    A crowd-sourcing project has been helping to look for the missing South African yacht that vanished in JanuaryLeft to right: Reginald Robertson, Jaryd Payne and Anthony MurrayAn image of a suspected liferaft has been found by a crowd-sourcing search that is looking for a missing South African yacht that vanished in the Indian Ocean. Relatives and friends of Anthony Murrary, 58, Jaryd Payne, 20, and Reginald Robertson, 59, haven’t had any contact with the crew after speaking to them via satellite phone on 18 January. The group, who were delivering a Sunsail Leopard 44 catamaran to Thailand…
  • Three more charged over cocaine yacht bust

    Isobel Smith
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    Two men and a woman from Leeds will appear in court next month after large quantities of cocaine were seized from a yacht off Ireland last yearMakayabella being intercepted off the coast of IrelandThree more people have been charged over a cocaine yacht bust that saw large quantities of the drug seized from a vessel off Ireland. Authorities intercepted the yacht Makayabella on its journey from South America in September last year and found a tonne of cocaine on board. The cargo, which was destined for the UK market, is believed to have had a street value in excess of £100m. David Webster,…
 
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  • Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng dismasted in the Southern Ocean, 160nm west of Cape Horn

    Elaine Bunting
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Crew of Team Donfeng is dismasted in the Southern Ocean, some 160 miles west of Cape HornTeam Dongfeng dismastedThe Franco-Chinese Volvo Ocean Race yacht Team Dongfeng was dismasted in the early hours of this morning in the Southern Ocean. All are safe on board, and Charles Caudrelier and his crew are heading for Ushuaia in Argentina. The mast broke at 0315 UTC today (Monday, 30 March), some 160 miles west of Cape Horn. It was still dark on board when the break occurred just above the third spreaders. The crew are able to continue sailing using a small headsail only, and only on port tack for…
  • The Maxi 1200 stays true to its quality Scandinavian heritage, with input from Olympian Pelle Petterson

    Belinda Bird
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    This is the second model under the ownership of Polish company Delphia Yachts and is fast, comfortable and elegantA return to the Maxi Yachts of old with this fast and comfortable cruiserMaxi has produced over 16,000 yachts but, as with many Scandinavian yards, the high cost of hand-made quality has led to tricky times over the past decade. The Polish company Delphia Yachts now owns Maxi, after it had a brief stewardship under Najad. The intention is to stay true to its quality heritage and Swedish Olympic sailor Pelle Petterson remains involved in the design. The Maxi 1200 is the second…
  • Round Britain for charity: donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and join two sailors on their sailing challenge

    Yachting World
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Michael Goodwin is sailing round Britain to raise money for research into cystic fibrosis. He invites you to join himMichael Goodwin aboard his Bavaria 37 Blue StarThis summer and next Michael Goodwin, a retired Staffordshire University professor, is sailing his Bavaria 37 Blue Star round Britain with a friend. At the same time they hope to raise £6,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by inviting crew to join them aboard for stages of the voyage – guests will be asked to donate to the charity in return for a week’s sailing. Blue Star in Lymington ready to set sail Blue Star will leave…
  • Still fancy a ride in the Southern Ocean? Watch this video and you might think again!

    Matthew Sheahan
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Step aboard Abu Dhabi Racing for a snapshot of life in the Southern Ocean as the fleet blasts towards Cape HornIan Walker and his crew provide first hand accounts of what it’s like here and now in the most remote part of this race, deep in the Southern Ocean. Great short video.     The post Still fancy a ride in the Southern Ocean? Watch this video and you might think again! appeared first on Yachting World.
  • Ocean damage – tales of chafe, jury rigs and a shark on the rudder in the ARC

    Yachting World
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    Andy Schell spoke to skippers at the end of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers in Saint Lucia to find out about gear failures and solutions in the latest Atlantic crossingMeridentOptergo broad reaching on a gorgeous day mid-AtlanticCrossing the Atlantic is hard on your gear, as the reports of ocean damage during the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers always demonstrate. The 2014 ARC was easier on crews and gear than 2013, when broken gear – including several broken booms – and torn sails were strewn about the docks in Rodney Bay. Speaking to the sailors in Saint Lucia after the 2014 rally,…
 
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  • Costa Concordia – The Ghost Ship Video

    Peter A. Mello
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Our friends at GCaptain.com had an interesting post today: This (Illegal) ‘Urbex’ Video from Inside the Costa Concordia Wreck is Super Creepy  Here’s the video but make sure you visit their website for more explanation and for a link to a photo gallery. Strange. Interesting. Spooky.Filed under: maritime, social media
  • More than two years? Are you kidding me?

    Peter A. Mello
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:55 pm
    I can’t believe that it’s been over 2 years since I last posted on Sea-Fever blog! Time to get back in the wheelhouse, throw off the lines and cruise the digital seas for great flotsam and jetsam. Let’s see if I’ve still got my sea legs.Filed under: maritime
  • It’s Moby-Dick Marathon Time!

    Peter A. Mello
    5 Jan 2013 | 8:30 am
    You really should try to make the Moby-Dick Marathon which begins shortly at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. It’s a great and unique experience in one of America’s most historic downtown districts. The event starts at noon and runs all through the night until about midday tomorrow. The majority of the reading takes place in the museum but this afternoon the crowd ambles across the street to the historic Seamen’s Bethel which is always a highlight. Get there early because the pews are as full as an Easter Sunday service! In case you can’t make it, the museum has set up…
  • The Blink of an Eye – Building Boats with Kids (video)

    Peter A. Mello
    3 Jan 2013 | 5:56 pm
    Jamestown Distributors and Off Center Harbor.com produced this great video about building boats with kids. It’s definitely worth watching and is guaranteed to generate a smile or two. Enjoy.Filed under: Education, Experiential education, life, maritime Tagged: boat building, Jamestown Distributors
  • Sea-Fever Film Fesitval: Celia & Sunrise

    Peter A. Mello
    3 Nov 2012 | 7:04 pm
    I love this short film about life, photography and 2 large boats about 100 yards apart on the beach. Enjoy. Filed under: life, photography, social media, storytelling
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  • The Port of Rotterdam: A Masterpiece of Industry [IMAGES]

    Rob Almeida
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    After literally years of hype, Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit (formerly Pieter Schelte) did not disappoint yesterday when I had the opportunity to see her up close in the Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. She is currently the biggest ship in the world by physical dimensions, a record that will likely stand for quite a while considering she was built to the maximum width of the drydock in South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The vessel measures 382 meters long by 124 meters wide and was purpose-designed and built to decommission offshore oil and gas…
  • China Rongsheng Reports Negative Revenue as Newbuild Orders Canceled

    Bloomberg
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:33 pm
    File photo of the Rongsheng Heavy Industries shipyard in Nantong, Jiangsu province December 4, 2013. (c) REUTERS/Aly Song By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Ltd., the shipyard that has become symbolic of a credit glut gone wrong, said a spate of canceled orders led to negative sales for the year and warned again that it could go out of business. The company’s net loss, its third straight, narrowed to 7.75 billion yuan, from 8.69 billion yuan a year earlier. Net sales — including canceled orders where money had to be returned to…
  • BP Terminates Contract For ENSCO DS-4 Drillship

    Rob Almeida
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Image: ENSCO ENSCO announced on Monday the receipt of a termination notice for their ultra-deepwater drillship DS-4 which is currently on contract to BP in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The original contract for the 2010-built drillship was scheduled to last until July 2016, however BP has decided to cut that short by 12 months upon completion of their current well program. Under the terms of the contract with respect to early termination for convenience, ENSCO says BP is on the hook for a lump sum payment of approximately $160 million. The approximately $560,000 day rate will continue to apply…
  • Tall Ship Abandoned – Nine Rescued from Canadian Schooner Off Massachusetts

    Mike Schuler
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    A crewmember leaps from the Canadian Tall Ship Liana’s Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard The U.S. Coast Guard rescued all nine crewmembers from the Canadian tall ship Liana’s Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts on Monday. As of Monday night the vessel was abandoned but being tracked by the Coast Guard. According to the USCG, watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. Monday that the vessel’s engines were disabled and its sails were wrapped around the mast. With seas…
  • This (Illegal) ‘Urbex’ Video from Inside the Costa Concordia Wreck is Super Creepy

    Mike Schuler
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Photo: Adhoc via Picasa Some new video has surfaced online filmed from inside the Costa Concordia. The video appears to be filmed by man sneaking onboard the vessel at night in Genoa, where the vessel is being demolished. The uploader, identified only as Adhoc, shares few details but tagged it with #Urbex, or “urban exploration”, an often illegal and dangerous activity where people enter places that are typically off limits and then document it with photos and video. One thing we do know about the video is that the consortium in charge of the demolition project is not happy about…
 
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  • Is Your Boat Name On The List?

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    The BoatUS Top Ten Boat Name List BoatUS has released its annual top 10 list of boat names. And while this year's top ten is mostly comprised of boat names you’ve seen on previous lists, it does seem to include one or two new entries this year. The question is: Is your boat name on the list?Here is the press release from BoatUS about the top ten boat names, along with a photo of one of the boat names on an embroidered shirt from BoatNameGear.com…  Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing…
  • SailQuest Boat Show Returns To Mystic Shipyard

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    MYSTIC SHIPYARD TO HOST 8TH ANNUAL SAILQUEST BOAT SHOW - TO SUPPORT SAILS UP 4 CANCER, MAY 1-3, 2015SailQuest Boat Show Companies announced recently that Mystic Shipyard will be the location for its annual boutique boat show to be held May 1-3, 2015. This family-oriented show will feature new sailboats, trawlers, downeast-style powerboats, kayaks, paddle boards and select brokerage yachts for sale, from 12 to over 50 feet long. Located in the heart of historic Mystic, Connecticut, Mystic Shipyard is offering free parking and free admission to the show.“We are excited to hold SailQuest…
  • Cartagena International Boat Show (CIBS)

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    There's a big boat show this weekend, and if you're looking to escape the lingering cold weather that we're still experiencing here in much of the northern United States, this event is something you should consider. We just received this press release and frankly, our staff was tempted to book a flight to Columbia...Boaters and boating enthusiasts will gather at the annual Cartagena International Boat Show on March 21-23, 2015 to see, try and buy the latest industry offerings. Celebrating its third year, the trade show is the ideal place to discover the best of the best in the world of…
  • 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 DailyBoater.com…
  • 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…
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  • Top Family Spring Break Destinations for Boating

    Colleen Richardson
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s that time of year when the kids have school off and parents are ready for a warm weather break. Here’s our list of some of the top spring break destinations perfect for family fun and plenty of opportunities to get on the water. Carlsbad, California Photo Credit: VisitCarlsbad.com Located 30 minutes north of San Diego, is the SoCal town of Carlsbad, offering pristine temperatures and waterways. Carlsbad Lagoon is similar to a small lake with calm waters perfect for everything from watersports to fishing and more. Plus, plenty of rental and charter opportunities for families looking…
  • The Rites of Spring—Boater’s Edition

    Nicki Belczak
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Source: Flikr ©CC BY-SA 2.0 Jim Stauffer The days are growing longer… the mercury in the thermometer is climbing… spring is on the way! Like most boaters, you’ve probably spent winter dreaming about the day you can bring your boat out of hibernation. Will it be ready for the water when you do? If you performed a by-the-book winterizing job, the odds that your spring commissioning will go smoothly are better than if you’d simply hauled her out and ignored her till now. Yet, even the most tenderly cared for craft needs additional attention before that first outing of the year. The…
  • Traditional Boats of the Irish

    Michael Perulli
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Currach on the shore of Achill Island As St. Patrick’s day approaches – the day when everyone is Irish – a boating enthusiast might wonder: “I know how to drink like the Irish, but how do I boat like the Irish?” We did some research and made a list of four traditional Irish boats to share with you this March 17th: West Cork Mackerel Yawl This traditional Irish boat was used for fishing in the early 1900’s along the southern coast of Ireland. As the design of the boat evolved, several of these were used as racing boats and often won regattas. Galway Hooker A…
  • Wakesurf Like a (Country Music) Star

    Colleen Richardson
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    As a lifelong boater, Jake Owen lives and loves the boating lifestyle. From fishing to watersports, Jake’s affinity for the water is hard to match. Of all his on-the-water activities, Jake says wakesurfing is one of his favorite things to do and has a few tips for those looking to get started and catch some wake. Turn Up the Tunes Bring a “Beachin’” vibe to the water with you by loading up a playlist before you leave. A day on the water needs music! Can’t decide what you want to listen to? Here’s a start. Figure Out Your Feet Before testing your skills, put your best foot forward…
  • I’d rather be boating… Jekyll Island, Georgia

    Nicki Belczak
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you’re looking for a boating destination that offers a rich history, natural beauty, and first-class amenities, set a course for Jekyll Island, Georgia. Jekyll Island Sunset: Source Flikr ©CC- BY-NC-ND 2.0 Neal Wellons Located between Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia, Jekyll Island is the smallest of Georgia’s Golden Isles barrier islands. But don’t let its size fool you—this little island offers an abundance of boating, fishing and recreational activities. Spanish Moss, Jekyll Island: Source Flikr © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 John O’Sullivan With miles of white sand beaches,…
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  • Superyacht Skyfall Interior: VIDEO

    Diane M. Byrne
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Since Skyfall was announced at Sunrise Yachts about a year ago, the 19th James Bond-themed megayacht commissioned by famed yacht owners John and Jeanette Staluppi has attracted a lot of attention. So, since Sunrise and the Staluppis are seeking new buyers for Skyfall—the Staluppis have another yacht on their hands at present—there’s new imagery available Continue reading The post Superyacht Skyfall Interior: VIDEO appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Jon Bannenberg: A Life of Design—Book on Yachting’s Great Rule-Breaker

    Diane M. Byrne
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    As children, we’re often told to abide by the rules. But sometimes, creating your own rules is better. The late Jon Bannenberg, who died in 2002, did exactly that with yacht design. The new book Jon Bannenberg: A Life of Design takes you through his extraordinary four-decade-long career. Written by Dickie Bannenberg (below), who worked Continue reading The post Jon Bannenberg: A Life of Design—Book on Yachting’s Great Rule-Breaker appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Yacht Captains Association Growing Ranks

    Megayacht News Staff
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    A year after it was established, the Yacht Captains Association is opening membership to first officers. The non-profit organization is also offering health insurance to its members. Created to further professional development and overall professionalism in yachting, plus influence maritime policies, the Yacht Captains Association is the first of its kind. It counts members from Continue reading The post Yacht Captains Association Growing Ranks appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • White Pearl Seen at ADM Kiel, Sister Yard of Nobiskrug

    Diane M. Byrne
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    One of the most secretive superyachts—and one of the world’s largest sailing superyachts, to be specific—just became visible, though barely so, in Germany. She’s White Pearl, in build at ADM Kiel (part of Abu Dhabi Mar Group, as is the Nobiskrug yard). We say “barely” because, as the photo here shows, the public can glimpse Continue reading The post White Pearl Seen at ADM Kiel, Sister Yard of Nobiskrug appeared first on Megayacht News.
  • Dragonfly in Vanuatu: “We Have Been Shocked Daily”

    Diane M. Byrne
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:06 am
    Nearly a week after arriving in Vanuatu following the worst-ever natural disaster the island nation has ever suffered, the megayacht Dragonfly continues to provide assistance. As much as it’s been rewarding to the captain and crew, it’s also been tough emotionally. And, the captain says he and his crew are only scratching the surface of Continue reading The post Dragonfly in Vanuatu: “We Have Been Shocked Daily” appeared first on Megayacht News.
 
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  • How To Catch Spanish Mackerel

    Ray Markham
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    Every year at this time, an onslaught of bait fish schools move up the coast and into the bays and estuaries. Following closely behind are pelagic species, including king and Spanish mackerel that follow the bait fish to feed on them.  A variety of bait fish appear in early spring. Threadfin herring, scaled sardines, ballyhoo, […] The post How To Catch Spanish Mackerel appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Happy 60th Anniversary to Us!

    Amy Imerman
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    Wow, we can’t believe that it has been 60 years since David’s father purchased a little former “fish camp”  in Longboat Key.  Today it is Cannons Marina, but back then, it was a boat rental and bait shop.  David was only five years old and when he started working at Cannons, counting bait for the tourists and local […] The post Happy 60th Anniversary to Us! appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • 4 Boating Season Essentials: Flotation, Fashion, Food & Florida!

    Amy Imerman
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    With the gorgeous weather that’s currently happening (81 degrees and sunny!), boating season has officially kicked off! Here are a few tips to remember as you prep for your boat’s first departure of the season – the “Four F’s” – Flotation, Fashion, Food and Florida! Flotation If it has been a few months since you’ve […] The post 4 Boating Season Essentials: Flotation, Fashion, Food & Florida! appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Grady-White Countdown to Spring Sale Now At Cannons Marina.

    Lucile Miller
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:07 pm
    The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat.  Combine that with cash back or extended warranty options from Yamaha and now is the best time ever to purchase the Grady-White Boat of your dreams. Act now to save up to $10K on select Grady-White models, plus up to $6K (up to $2000 […] The post Grady-White Countdown to Spring Sale Now At Cannons Marina. appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
  • Cannons Wins Grady-White Bronze Anchor Award

    Amy Imerman
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    We recently received an awesome honor from Grady-White Boats, and we have to share it with you!  For our outstanding customer service, Grady-White Boats awarded Cannons Marina with their Bronze Anchor award for 2014 AND we were named into their Admiral’s Circle for the 16th year in a row!  Woo-hoo! We feel the love coming from […] The post Cannons Wins Grady-White Bronze Anchor Award appeared first on Cannons Marina Boats.
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  • Phuket Luxury Yacht Charter

    Kevin Moir
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    Phuket, Thailand continues to grow as a luxury yacht charter destination, with recent marina developments offering better and better facilities for large luxury yachts to visit and charter from. Amazing scenery, world class beaches, fantastic marine life and water sports, plus some of the best food and friendliest people on the planet, makes Phuket the perfect luxury sailing experience. A wide range of international flight connections, both direct into Phuket or via Bangkok, from Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and the US, makes this wonderful luxury sailing destination easily accessible…
  • Super Yacht of the Week: LADY BRITT

    Charles Meade
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    This week we’re taking a look at what is arguably the most successful charter yacht on the planet, with a full calendar in every corner of the globe LADY BRITT has everything you could wish for. Launched by the prestigious Feadship yard in 2012, LADY BRITT has had acclaim the world over for her timeless design incorporating clean, fluid lines and minimal approach. Since then her crew have carried the baton of her outstanding reputation to new heights with an award-winning Michelin-starred chef and pro-active captain and team who attract a huge number of repeat guests whether in the…
  • Explore the Serene Ionian Islands!

    Lambros Tsolakis
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Situated in the West coast of Greece, adjacent to Italy, the Ionian Islands are a completely different to the stereotypical Cyclades cruising ground. The Ionians comprise of a chain of 6 large islands (Corfu, Paxoi, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Zakynthos), and dozens more smaller islets. The Ionians have always been heavily influenced by neighboring Italy – to such an extent that they strongly resemble our beloved Capri and Ischia. With plush vegetation and trees that grow right where the waves hit the land, the Ionians offer a completely different perspective to the barren,…
  • Motor Yacht Charter Cannes with RG 512 for Summer 2015

    Ben Sutton
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    The French Riviera is the ultimate luxury holiday destination, but your summer plans are not complete without a yacht charter Cannes being the most popular choice for many. It is understandable when you a have a mile of the world’s finest boutiques, hotels, restaurants and beach clubs, not to mention the majestic Cannes fireworks display. Even if you do not stay in Cannes, it is the must-see destination on your yacht charter itinerary from Monaco to St Tropez. Baôli Beach is one of our favourite beach clubs in the Mediterranean, ideal for those looking to sample some of the finest…
  • Sailing around Stylish Sweden!

    Alice Mannering
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    Broaden your sailing horizons this summer! If you want a taste of something different, why not cruise the Swedish archipelago? Fly to Stockholm and spend a couple of days exploring the stylish and civilised city that offers great shopping, restaurants and hotels. Stay: Berns. Well placed near the Opera House, best shops and nightlife, everyone from Robbie Williams to the Dalai Lama has checked in here. Eat: The Swedes have a passion for coffee and they even have their own verb for spending time in cafes: fika. There are good cafes and bars everywhere, so take a pew and soak up the local…
 
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  • Alaska Yacht Charter: 122-Foot Talos is Giving a Free Day with One-Week Bookings

    courtney
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Alaska yacht charter is one of the most exciting summer experiences you can have. Cruising amid glaciers, watching humpback whales breach into the air, dining on fresh salmon and king crab legs, sitting in your charter yacht’s hot tub watching snow-capped mountains in the distance—all of these moments are likely to occur within a single week’s yacht charter in this most memorable of destinations. And now, you can enjoy an extra day for free. That’s because the owner of the 122-foot Flagship Talos is giving a bonus eighth day of charter to anyone who books a full week this summer.
  • Croatia Charter: Book 7 Nights Aboard Anahita, Get an 8th Night Free

    courtney
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    A sailing yacht charter from Montenegro to Croatia is a magical experience. This region is fast becoming the gem of East Mediterranean yacht charter, with more and more international-caliber charter yachts basing there each summer. One of our longtime favorites, the 62-foot Dynamique Anahita, not only is heading to Montenegro and Croatia this summer, but also is offering a free bonus day for all charters of at least one week. That’s right: If you book seven nights aboard Anahita, you get an eighth night free. That means an eight-night Croatia charter vacation at the lowest weekly base rate…
  • Seychelles Yacht Charter: The Ferretti Sea Stream is Offering Great Deal for March

    courtney
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Are you the type of person who is interested in booking a yacht charter vacation that is away from the crowds and off the beaten course? If yes, then our team at Yachtstore would like to introduce you to the Seychelles, an Indian Ocean yacht charter destination that features endless blue water, sandy white beaches and only a fraction of the tourism that you’ll find in more popular winter hotspots like the Caribbean. And actually, we’d like to introduce you to Seychelles yacht charter by way of the 76-foot Ferretti Sea Stream, which is based in the Seychelles year-round. She’s currently…
  • Bahamas Yacht Charter: Great Deal on the 100-Foot Hargrave Vitesse

    courtney
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    It’s rare these days to see incentive rates of more than 10 percent to 15 percent for Bahamas yacht charter, but there’s a fantastic deal to be had through the end of March on the 100-foot Hargrave Vitesse—which is offering a staggering 30-percent price break from March 19 through April 1. The usual weekly base rate is $42,500 to charter Vitesse in the Bahamas. For these select dates, the rate is dropping to $30,000. That makes Vitesse, arguably, the best deal in her class of motoryacht as the winter season begins to wind down. The $30,000-per-week base rate is lower than what owners of…
  • Book by March 15, Get a Great Deal on Sailing Catamaran Something Wonderful

    courtney
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s hard to beat a brand-new luxury catamaran offering charters in the Bahamas and Caribbean—unless you can find one offering an incentive rate, at which point the term “must-book” becomes part of our vocabulary. That’s how we feel about the appropriately named Something Wonderful, a September 2014 build from Leopard that is one of the newest, nicest sailing catamarans available for charter anywhere in the world right now. For all charters confirmed by March 15—even if the cruising dates are later—the owner is offering a 15-percent discount. With six guests, the weekly base…
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  • EU To Ban Owners From Breaking Ships On South Asian Beaches

    Reuters
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia - at great human and environmental cost - will still be hard to stop.
  • Video: Where Ships Go to Die, Workers Risk Everything

    MI News Network
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:06 am
    In Bangladesh, men desperate for work perform one of the world's most dangerous jobs. They demolish huge ships in grueling conditions, braving disease, pollution, and the threat of being crushed or stabbed by steel sliced from the hulls.
  • Outlining The Next Generation Of Ship-To-Shore Connectivity

    MI News Network
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:51 am
    The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will be dominated by the development of applications to help ship owners and managers reduce costs by enhancing operational efficiency, automating processes, and avoiding expensive repairs, according to one of the world’s leading suppliers of satellite communications to the maritime industry.
  • Stena Line Launches the World’s First Methanol Ferry – Stena Germanica

    MI News Network
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Stena Line has chosen to focus on the alternative fuel, methanol, and now the world's first methanol powered ferry, the Stena Germanica, has been launched, which operates on the route Kiel–Gothenburg.
  • MSC Family Grows With The Addition Of New Mega-Ship – MSC Oliver

    MI News Network
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Today, MSC Oliver, the second of the company’s 19,224 teu series of vessels was inaugurated at the DSME shipyard in Busan, South Korea, just two months after the delivery of MSC OSCAR.
 
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  • Boat of the Week – Jefferson Cockpit Motor Yacht

    Mary Dickens
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Boat of the Week – Jefferson Cockpit Motor Yacht Good morning!  Hope spring has sprung for all of you.  Our boat of the week is this beautiful 50 Jefferson cockpit motor yacht. She is a one of a kind used motor yacht.  She was custom built with a 4′ cockpit which makes her a 50 Jefferson cockpit motor yacht.  This Jefferson cockpit motor yacht is able to go on long range trips.  She offers a master bath with a shower and tub and three staterooms.  She has wide sided decks and a spacious flybridge for cruising comfort.  She offers a galley up with lower helm arrangement. …
  • How Prices of Yachts are Set – Part 2

    Mike Dickens
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    How Prices of Yachts are Set – Part 2 So you are looking at that 1984 40 foot Albin trawler, with a single Lehman and 2 staterooms. What is it worth? What is a fair price? Simply speaking, that Albin is only worth what you are willing to give and the seller is willing to take. So where do you start? 2001 37′ Great Harbour Here is what you need to know when considering prices of yachts. The owner has established his asking price with consultation with his listing Broker based upon several factors. I do the same with my sellers. The asking prices of yachts is just a starting point…
  • How Values of Yachts are Set – Part 1

    Mike Dickens
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:31 am
    How Values of Yachts are Set – Part 1 I get calls or emails weekly from individuals that are in their final passage to boat ownership; finding and buying their dream boat. They want my counsel on how values of yachts are established.  And more often than not, most shoppers do not have a true understanding of boat values of yachts and the prices they command. Most individuals are shocked to find boats cost as much as houses do. They are often taken back when I try to explain the reason a boat is priced the way it is. 1996 48′ Tollycraft I want to give you a good idea of why used…
  • Exploring Marco Island

    Mary Dickens
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    Exploring Marco Island Good morning!  I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying some spring-like weather.  We went straight from winter into summer and now are back to more seasonal temperatures.  It’s only 55 this morning which feels quite chilly. Mike has been released by the doctor to “full duty”.  His collar-bone has healed correctly, thank goodness.  Yesterday we launched Miss Pat (our inflatable dinghy) for the first time since we’ve been here in Paradise.  We had to pump her up with some air as we hadn’t used her for quite a number of months.  I…
  • Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

    Mary Dickens
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands Good morning!  Hope everyone is doing well.  We had a good weekend as we always do down here in Paradise. The ten thousand islands extends from Marco Island all the way down to Cape Sable.  They encompass the Everglades. A former customer of ours, now a friend, took us on a 26′ cruiser Saturday morning to do some exploring of the Ten Thousand Islands area.  He has lived and fished in the area for many years and is very familiar with the waters.  We wants a feel for the layout of the ten thousand islands by water; to get an understanding of the…
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