St Barth Cata Cup 2016

St Barth Cata Cup 2016

The ninth annual St Barth Cata Cup took place in November. Jeff Ledée, Vincent Jordil, and Thierry Lhinares launched this regatta in 2008 and it has developed into a premier event on the calendar for top Formula 18 catamaran racers. …

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The Interconnected Marine Industry IoT – Internet of Things

Marine Industry IoT

One of the latest tech buzzwords is the Internet of Things (IoT). Instead of person-to-person communication, the IoT is a network of internet-connected devices.  They ‘talk’ between themselves via sensors that collect and exchange information. The widespread availability of Wi-Fi …

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That Little Boat is Going to Cross the Atlantic?!

Little Boat Undaunted

In 2011 Matt Kent, bosun of the tall ship Niagara, was picking old oakum out of the deck in Erie, Pennsylvania, when he had an epiphany.  “I wonder, he ruminated, what the smallest sailboat ever to cross the Atlantic was”?  Just like …

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Scuba System from Mantus

Mantus Scuba System is designed to be compact, light and portable. Everything fits into a backpack (included) so you can have scuba gear with you on every adventure.

Mantus Scuba System is designed to be compact, light and portable. Everything fits into a backpack (included) so you can have scuba gear with you on every adventure.  An ideal system for cruisers, the small profile tanks fit easily into …

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New Year’s Resolution Recipes

New Year's resolution recipes

The holidays are over and now it’s time to bring out our New Year’s resolution recipes to help you start out in the right direction . Hopefully your resolutions include eating healthy. No need to cut your favorite ‘not so healthy’ …

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Nautical Ventures Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Nautical Ventures Celebrates 30th year

What started as a Hobie, kayak and sail dealer in 1987 is today a major marine superstore!  Now with three South Florida locations, Nautical Ventures celebrates its 30th year- the diamond anniversary. In December, the company enjoyed an early celebration after being …

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Taco Marine Easy To Install Rub Rail Kits

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent.

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent. Replacing damaged or worn out rub rail is easy …

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Creating New Traditions

Sunset December 24, 2013 from Sandy Key, Florida

My husband and I grew up in large families with great holiday traditions centered around lots of food, music and love. My family celebrated Christmas Eve at Gran and Pop’s with a formal turkey dinner while Clint’s family had Christmas …

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Sailors to Race to Cuba in a Cultural Exchange

Key West Cuba Race Week and Conch Republic Cup

The second annual Conch Republic Cup/Key West Cuba Race Week set for Jan. 22-to Feb. 3 is the only triangle race to Cuba, visiting two ports, Marina Gaviota in Varadero and Marina Hemingway in Havana, and includes the challenging return …

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ISS Award Winners – Judges Share Reasons for Selection

Stunning. Beautiful execution. Modern simplicity. These are just a few of the words used to describe one of the ISS (International Superyacht Society)’s 2016 Design & Leadership Award recipients. The awards, which represent superlative achievement, were presented in November at …

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Name & Date Change for Miami Boat Show Innovation Breakfast

Inventions and improvements are the heart of the marine industry. That’s why the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is re-branding its ‘All Industry Breakfast’ at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show to the ‘Innovation Breakfast’. The name change celebrates …

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Fresh to Seawater Flush with the Touch of a Button

Flushing a marine toilet with seawater saves onboard fresh water supplies. Unfortunately, that same plentiful source also provides minute ocean organisms

Flushing a marine toilet with seawater saves onboard fresh water supplies. Unfortunately, that same plentiful source also provides minute ocean organisms. When they die, an offensive, rotten egg smell permeates the boat. Raritan Engineering’s innovative SeaFresh lets users select between …

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Islamorada: Purple Islands

Photo by Frank Saccente

Like clockwork, I begin to question my sanity the day we begin to get ready for the trip. In addition to taking what we need to transplant our lives from New Jersey to the Florida Keys for 10 weeks each …

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Custom-Yacht Delivered in Six Months

Imagine taking delivery of a 78-foot semi-custom trawler-style yacht in half a year. Van der Valk Shipyard, in the Netherlands, offers this capability via its exciting new series of fast displacement motoryachts designed for the yard by Guido de Groot. …

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PFD for Handles Protect, Adds Flotation

Accidently scratching the gelcoat or paint on a boat while washing it is a thing of the past with Shurhold Industries’ new Handle Mate PFD.

  Accidently scratching the gelcoat or paint on a boat while washing it is a thing of the past with Shurhold Industries’ new Handle Mate PFD. It protects boat surfaces from scratches, dings and other blemishes that can be caused …

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Florida Anchoring: So Who Owns the Sunset?

Photo by Rick Caroselli

Quick, what do Ponce de Leon, Osceola, Harry Truman, Ernest Hemingway, and Jimmy Buffet all have in common? They traveled in, and anchored their boats on the waterways of Florida. From the time of the first European settlers 450 years …

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