Beaufort NC

Eleven TOP Yacht Shipyards

Courtesy of Colonna Yachts

The Atlantic southeast coastline and the Gulf coast of the United States have noted steadily increasing growth in megayacht traffic over the last decade. Established businesses and new facilities have risen to meet the maintenance and repair challenges of these …

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Christmas Boat Parade Calendar through the Southeast

The Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce presents “A Coastal Christmas,” a month long celebration including land and sea parades, food, singing and of course, Santa. Photos courtesy of Clayton Wallace and the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce

Waterways across our region come alive during the holiday season as communities hold their annual Christmas lighted boat parades. For many communities, what may have begun as a simple floating parade with some twinkling lights outlining the vessel has turned …

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A Pirate’s Life for Capt. Horatio Sinbad

The Meka II, a 54-foot, 18-ton wooden brigantine, is a ¾-scale replica of a 17th century pirate vessel.

In the early morning hours in August, there was a strange current in the air about the sleepy seaport town of Beaufort, N.C. It’s always a place where a seafaring soul can venture ashore without fear of standing out, yet …

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Jarrett Bay 34′ Semi-Production Line Relaunched

Besides the legendary ride and handling, the semi-production Jarrett Bay 34 is equipped with many of the fishing features you’d expect to find aboard her custom sisterships

In response to improved economic conditions and market demand, Jarrett Bay Boatworks is pleased to announce the relaunch of their widely popular line of semi-production Jarrett Bay 34 Walk-Around Express sportfish boats. Jarrett Bay hull forms are well known for …

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Making Waves: Linwood Parker III and Parker Boats

Linwood Parker III

Linwood Parker III grew up around boats, always wanted to work on the water, and attributes his career to his upbringing on Harkers Island, N.C., an area historically famous for boat building. “I had the advantage, in the 50s, growing …

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Youth Summer Sailing Programs in the Southeast

Whether your child wants to learn to sail, enhance skills, just learn to kayak or even windsurf, there is a Youth Summer Sailing Program right in your backyard. Some of them include: Virginia:  Hampton Yacht Club. One week basic Explorer sessions, …

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Boat Show Dreaming

After enjoying a production at the Houston Grand Opera last week, I learned that “Show Boat” is nothing like a boat show. “Show Boat” has some catchy singing and fine dance moves, but it falls short in the boat department. …

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Charter Fishing and Sailing in North Carolina

“We live in a unique place,” says Capt. Frank Smith. “If we can get people down here for a week or ten days, they can do it all. They can go inshore fishing, offshore fishing, sailing, you name it. We’ve …

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Shipyards See Superyacht Purse Strings Loosen

Construction is in progress on Blank Check, Jarrett Bay Boatworks’ largest new build to date at 77’. Photo courtesy of Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Shipyards along the East Coast have felt the sting of the down economy since 2008, but many report signs of an upswing in business. While new construction of superyachts remains slow domestically, the market for refits and maintenance has seen …

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