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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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See and Be Seen on the Water

Ever find yourself cruising through crowded harbors or across shipping lanes in the fog, when you see another vessel and uneasily wonder what it’s doing? Automatic Identification System, or AIS, can provide the answer. Is this collision-avoidance technology right for …

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BoatUS 2017 Top 10 List of Boat Names and Their Meanings

1. Serenity: The utter calm and quietude boating brings 2. Seas the Day: A nautical wordplay on the Latin saying “Carpe diem,” taking boating to its fullest 3. Andiamo: ‘Let’s go!’ in Italian and a perennial favorite boat name 4. Irish Wake: Mourning …

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TowBoatUS Comes to the Caribbean

TowBoatUS St. Thomas is the first TowBoatUS towing location in the Lesser Antilles. Photo: TowBoatUS

Captain Robert Manley, a New Jersey native who has been running marine businesses in the Caribbean for the last 25 years, has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. “I’ve been towing boats and helping boaters ever since I …

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BoatUS ‘Cat’ Team Tackles Marine Catastrophes

South Florida boat owners recently found there is another good reason to be a BoatUS member. In October, the BoatUS Catastrophe or ‘Cat’ Team, made up of professional surveyors, claims processors, transportation providers and crane and barge operators, traveled to …

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EPIRB GPS – Lifesaving Rescue Beacons

Photo courtesy of ACR Electronics

You are at sea and conditions have rapidly deteriorated. Your vessel is taking on water and the only option is to abandon ship. The radio equipment has been rendered useless and you are left floating or treading water in the …

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How to Buy an Older Boat

61’ Hatteras. Photo Courtesy of Bayport Yachts

The best day of your yachting life should be the day you buy your boat. In buying that boat though, you want to be sure you’re not going to become one of those unfortunate boaters for whom the second happiest …

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Southeast Boating News for November

RIVIERA NAMES SOVEREIGN AS DEALER Riviera, Australia’s largest luxury boat builder, expanded its American dealer network with the appointment of Sovereign Marine Group in Florida. “My own personal experiences in running and using the Riviera boats that I have owned …

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