Boat Life

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo: Canada – This tiny floating home is a restored boat originally built for the Expo’86 in Canada. – Yanko Design | USA – 8/12/2022 – Boat of the week: This 138-foot superyacht Is worth $23 million, but you can own It for the price of a supercar. How do you buy a new superyacht at a fraction of its list price? Fractional ownership. The private-jet business model is moving to yachts. – Robb Report | USA – 8/11/2022 – Attention Southern California Boaters! Save These Dates for Marine Flare Collection Events. The BoatUS announces two upcoming marine flare […]

Sea Tow Tips

Sea Tow shares its tips on protecting boats as peak hurricane season arrives

Southold, New York – 8/9/2022 – Sea Tow, the nation’s leading on-water marine assistance provider, urges boaters to prepare for the 2022 peak Atlantic hurricane season. After an active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, predict above-average hurricane activity for 2022’s peak season. NOAA is forecasting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 have the potential to become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category […]

Boat US Tips

What every boater wants for the holidays: 24/7 On-water assistance from TowBoatUS

Gadgets may make good holiday gifts. However, for a boater, having 24/7 on-the-water help just a call away is much better. Like belonging to an auto club for recreational boat owners, a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership provides professional on-water towing services by the TowBoatUS fleet ─ the nation’s largest network. It’s the perfect gift for the boater that continues to give all year long. A BoatUS Towing Membership takes care of the unexpected problems such as engine breakdowns, dead batteries, running out of fuel or running aground. Tows back to the launch ramp, home dock or marina are included for one low […]

Hurricanes

NOAA still expects above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

Preparedness is key during the peak months of hurricane season USA – 8/4/2022 – Atmospheric and oceanic conditions still favor an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) annual mid-season update issued today by the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. “I urge everyone to remain vigilant as we enter the peak months of hurricane season,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “The experts at NOAA will continue to provide the science, data and services needed to help communities become hurricane resilient and climate-ready for the remainder of hurricane season […]

Global Solo Challenge

American David Linger is the 51st entry in the Global Solo Challenge

United Kingdom – 7/26/2022 – by GSC – David Linger from Seattle is the 4th American to sign up for the Global Solo Challenge, the 11th Class40/Open40 in the fleet, which is proving to be a popular choice of boat in the event. Previous entries from the US have been Peter Bourke of Rhode Island, Colin Bastable of Texas, and the youngest entry so far in the GSC, Gardner LaMaurice of Virginia, who is 25 years old. David had been in touch with the organisers for some time and recently took the big leap to buy “Koloa Maoli”, an Owen Clarke Design […]

A break from the news

Now, a break from the news

Look up at night while you’re in your boat Try Sky Guide and SkyView apps in the app stores Night boating tips Boating Etiquette 101: Docking, Fueling, and More! | Take a Stunning 360° Journey Through an Underwater National Park. Plunge into a Caribbean gem with National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry to explore St. Croix’s Buck Island Reef—America’s first protected marine monument. National Geographic has created 360° videos of nature spots and dive sites which, when paired with an Oculus Quest VR headset, can offer users the chance to swim with Humpback Whales in Antarctica or explore Indonesia’s coral reefs. […]

Venice Boat Show

Venice Boat Show at the home of great boating to take place May 28 – June 5

Buy your tickets now Nine days will be dedicated to the passion for navigation, between yachts and superyachts, water trials, conferences, exhibitions and regattas. The third edition of the Venice Boat Show, the sustainability laboratory, returns to the Arsenale of Venice from 28 May to 5 June. For the third time, the ancient ship factory of the Serenissima will be the site of the Venice Boat Show , which consolidates its position in the context of major exhibitions dedicated to boating. A point of reference for the Adriatic and the whole long route from Venice to Istanbul along the Eastern Mediterranean . For the Mayor […]

Boat US Tips

3 Safety Changes You Need To Know

National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27 Annapolis, Maryland – 5/9/2022 – National Safe Boating Week arrives May 21–27 with an annual reminder for boaters to champion recreational boating safety all summer long. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water suggests that boat owners need to know about three recent U.S. Coast Guard regulations that have changed, what’s needed to be carried aboard, and how a vessel is to be operated at higher speeds. 1. Fire extinguishers: As of April 20, the USCG enacted a regulation allowing them to enforce fire extinguishers having a 12-year expiration date from the date of manufacture. Additionally, […]

Boat US Tips

Whoa, boaters! Slow down on the recent E15 news.

It may not be as good as you think Springfield, Virginia – 4/18/2022 – There’s been a lot of pain at the pump lately with gas prices. The Biden administration’s April 12 move to give a waiver from the Clean Air Act to allow the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer months is intended to lower costs and stretch the nation’s fuel supply. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says the unintended consequence of the waiver could inadvertently put a harmful fuel prohibited for use in recreational vessels into your boat’s gas tank. BoatUS notes […]

Boat US Tips

Does Your Boat Meet All the New USCG Safety Regulations? A Vessel Safety Check Can Help.

A Vessel Safety Check Will Keep Your Boat Up-to-Date with New Boating Safety Equipment Regulations. A no-cost, no penalty vessel safety check ensures you’re in compliance. | Springfield, Virginia – 4/11/2022 – How do you know your boat is ready for a safe summer boating season and complies with new U.S. Coast Guard regulations? A no-cost, no penalty vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons can help, and to get one all you have to do is go to cgaux.org/vsc. Appointments can be made for a vessel examiner to come to your boat or you […]