Must Know about Stabilizer Technology For Luxury Yachts

Fin Stabilizer. Photo: Naiad Dynamics 

The first motoryacht I served aboard as captain was the penultimate build for John Trumpy & Sons. Its 72-foot double-planked mahogany on oak framed hull had the latest in early 1970s technology, including stabilizers. A Cessna aircraft gyroscope linked with …

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Rambler 88 wins RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy

Rambler 88 storms to victory in the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright/

George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 blasted around the course to win the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Rambler 88 reveled in the heavy airs race, setting a new monohull race record and …

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Club Nautico de San Juan International Billfish Tournament

Blueprint finished second in the boat awards

Rough seas didn’t dampen the sports fishing enthusiasm at Club Nautico de San Juan’s 64th International Billfish Tournament (IBT), fished December 2nd to 3rd 2017. Rescheduled once from September and again from November in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation, …

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Shockles Absorb Jarring Loads on Lines and Chains

Whether tied to a dock or mooring, at anchor or towing a dinghy, lines and chains create enormous stress on cleats, chocks, fairleads and related fittings, especially when suddenly jarred. Shockles™ from Davis Instruments is a patented line of simple, …

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Marine Diesel Basics by Dennison Berwick

  If you only carry one book on diesel maintenance then make sure it’s this book. Plain speaking, easy to understand and lavishly illustrated with simple but accurate drawings on each page, this one-stop reference book is a terrific read …

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New Compact Tecniq LED Fixture Delivers Massive Light

Lighting a deck or cockpit space provides safety and security, but too often LED fixtures are large and expensive. Guaranteed for life, TecNiq’s new compact D30 Surface Mounted Load Light provides 2,000 lumens of bright white LED light, illuminating 150sq.ft. …

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The Latest in EPIRBS

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It was supposed to be a routine recreational passage from the Bahamas to Maryland. Yet, fate decided otherwise when without warning and in 20 knots of breeze, the mast came crashing down aboard the 36-foot catamaran, Cata-Tonic. The accident didn’t …

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Destination: West Palm Beach

Mike Scott Photography

There’s no question that West Palm Beach and the whole of Florida’s Palm Beach County is a magnet for the rich, the famous and their yachts. Case in point, Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich’s 533-foot Eclipse docked at the Port of …

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Rum Review: Kaniché Perfección – Panama

While standing in the rum aisle contemplating reviewing a spice rum or a flavored rum, Terry saw store employee, Alex, approaching. Alex gave her a hug and kiss on the cheek and asks, “What do you want to review this …

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Refit Your Old Yacht or Buy a New One?

Everyone wants the latest and greatest whether it’s on land or sea. This is one reason yacht sales are on the upswing. Consider that the number of superyachts reported either on order or under construction has increased since 2013 to …

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Metal Shark Adds Custom-Configurable Pilot Boats

Metal Shark 64 Defiant Pilot

  They have over 500 boats in the recreational, passenger, military and law enforcement markets under their build belts. Now Metal Shark Boats, the government/commercial entity of Gravois Aluminum Boats, LLC, has its sights set on the pilot boat market …

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Twin Disc Helps Make Duffield 58 a Game-Changer

Oftentimes, it’s the last-minute changes in a boatbuilding project that make all the difference when the owner takes the helm for the first time. Such was the case with the new Duffield 58 from Duffield Yachts. Well into the build, …

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