There’s nothing like hearing, “Nice job, skipper,” after skillfully docking your boat. Pat Mundus has some tips to make your next docking maneuver a success.
Knowing the individual components of your ground tackle system and how they each work is an essential first step in a peaceful night’s rest while at anchor.
The latest design to come off Sam Devlin’s drafting table was inspired by his desire to create a cool boat that millennials can love.
My wife and I commanded the Harbinger from 1994 to 1996.
Port and starboard may as well be up and down if you don’t know nautical lingo. Pat Mundus explains the importance of understanding the language of the sea.
Hanse’s angular yet graceful Fjord 44 Coupe has a glass deckhouse that takes the concept of a bright and breezy luxury interior to the next level.
Good communication is important in all walks of life, but it’s particularly important on recreational boats, where the safety of passengers will depend on it.
While it isn’t winter yet, it’s certainly the right time to devise a game plan for putting your boat’s engine(s) away for the winter… the right way.
Soundings editors roamed the docks and tents on the first day of the 2019 Miami International Boat Show. Here are six products that made a big impression.
Vetus has expanded its line of Bow Pro series thrusters to include models for 45- to 80-foot vessels. The Bow Pro Boosted thrusters use a brushless motor that’s reportedly maintenance-free for 12-volt or 24-volt inputs, and is designed to fit tunnel sizes up to 250 mm. The thrusters come with a standard or a fully proportional control panel and now have unlimited run-time. Price: $2,169 to $4,519.
Cielito, a 43’ trunk cabin motoryacht designed in 1930 by the Stephen Brothers, won the 2018 Vintage Weekend award for Best Restoration, which was completed by Florida’s original shipyard, RMK Merrill-Stevens.
RMK Merrill-Stevens (RMK MS), a full-service shipyard dedicated to the refit and repair of the world’s finest yachts and vessels, has announced the opening of ten new positions at the historic shipyard. Dating back to 1885, RMK MS is Florida’s most storied shipyard, being the first shipyard in the state. The company recently unveiled plans to update both the North and South Shipyards with new amenities, capabilities, and opportunities, including the addition of new team members. The updates include a 2,700-ton shiplift and a 100-ton travel lift.
RMK MS is the world’s leading superyacht refit, repair and maintenance facility and the first shipyard in Florida, dating back to the 19 century. FLIBS attendees will have the opportunity to meet the expert and friendly team of professionals, tradesmen and craftsmen at the exhibit booth for a visual tour of the equipment upgrades, enhanced shipyard capabilities and modern features and amenities.
South Florida Performance Boats (SOFLO), Nor-Tech’s largest stocking dealer based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has expanded to the Northeast. Now serving customers in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, SOFLO has boats available for inspection and demonstration, and is able to provide clients with the same concierge-level service they have come to expect from the team at SOFLO.