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Naming Your Boat

So you’ve gone ahead and confirmed the brand, model--even the colors. You’re all set with your vessel, which brings us to one of the most enjoyable and stressful parts of owning a boat--naming it!  You’re bound to get a lot of suggestions from family and friends, so the time comes to pick a name, here are some things you’ll want to consider: Women: The Greeks and Romans named their boats after their gods. However, eventually it took on, for centuries, that [...]

Family fun

Safely Cruising With the Kids

Getting out on the water with the family can be fun, but as most things go making sure that the experience is a safe one for the little guys is definitely one of the most important things to check off before a family adventure out on the water.  Lifejackets: Any and all children present should know how to properly wear a lifejacket. You can play around with it before you head out of the dock. Make it fun and get [...]

Memorial day

Great Memorial Day Destinations for Boaters

Memorial Day is a holiday boat owners love. If you are unsure of where your holiday destination will be, here are some of the hot spots where you can park your vessel: In the Midwest: Seneca The deepest of the Finger Lakes, it’s the best known of the five for its recreational sailing. Home to a number of wineries in the area due to its macroclimate there is so much to experience on and off your boat. In South Carolina: Charleston Recently praised [...]

Hydra Sports: The Bullet proof boat

With just about forty years in the making, Hydra Sports Custom brings its experience in boat living and building to bring you a design like no other.  The Hydra Sports boats, also known as the “Bullet proof boat” are well-known for quite a few things:  the first offshore hull to use Kevlar, the first center consoles to fish against the traditional sport fish inboard boats in the offshore tournament circuits, and lately the first with high horsepower ratings and huge [...]

Bahamas

BAHAMAS: A Caribbean Getaway

After hours spent discussing boats and maritime gadgets at the Miami International Boat Show, It’s inevitable that we finally discuss one of the main reasons we invest in the details--the undeniable pleasure of roaming and conquering the ocean. For Floridians, it’s not a matter of whether or not to venture out into open water, but rather where to begin. And who better to help us out than Richard Treco, X of Ministry of Tourism of the Bahamas. Lucky enough to [...]

Miami International Boat Show: 2015

Attracting a wide range of marine exhibitors, Miami International Boat Show 2015 showcased 2,000 booths this year to a global audience. Since its inception in 1941 with just 50 boats under a tent in Dinner Key, a Miami complex in Coconut Grove. This present day multi-venue event, with 3 locations to be exact, reaches its capacity year after year at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Growing from its original 50 boats to its current 1,500 boats on display. The Miami International Boat Show is [...]

Contender Boat Show Miami

Contender: One-of a-kind-creation

Armed this year with a comprehensive fleet, the Contender team took some time to speak with us at the Miami International Boat Show in Miami Beach this February. Displaying an impressive model range of boats, the brand is well known for it’s dedication for testing and incorporating the latest technology in the construction of their boats, vessels that are destined to not only ‘win tournaments’ but ‘plow through 5 foot swells’ while they do it. With just 25 years in [...]

VanDutch

VanDutch: Gone Cruising

It was blue skies for miles the afternoon that we sat down with VanDutch’s Nick Cardozo in Miami recently. Recognized and praised throughout the world for its striking designs, the VanDutch team offers boats for an impromptu lifestyle, what some of us might call ‘the good life.’ Establishing the brand in Monaco in 2008, the name is short for Vanguard Dutch Marine, a tribute to Dutch engineering and craftsmanship. With a sleek design, a teck composite deck and an array [...]

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