How are Yachts Made

yacht making

 

 

You probably have a ton of questions on how one of the most amazing vehicles in the world is created. You may be looking for this answer because you’re going to be buying your own amazing yacht, or maybe you want to know more of the amazing vessel that you’ve been cruising on, or maybe you’re simply a curious soul looking to find answers to the world’s mysteries.

There are really a lot of things that you could know about a yacht and its inner workings, a lot of it being pretty complicated, but a lot if it also being pretty simple, on paper at least. Either way, we’re gonna be trying to make these concepts as easy to understand as possible, so you can really understand what it is without trying to make your head hurt by trying to decipher what we’re saying with our techno babble.

Don’t worry, we are going to go over everything, everything that is really important to know at least. So, you don’t have to stress over missing anything, after this you’ll be able to have a fully fluent conversation on how yachts function and work in current society.

Hopefully, you won’t have any trouble understanding these functions and concepts, and hopefully we can explain it in a way that will keep you engaged and educated on how this fascinating topic operates. Also, we really hope you have fun learning about this, at least as much fun as we are gonna have explaining it to you. So, for your convenience and pleasure, here is a conveniently compiled analysis and list of how yachts are made and how they work.

Where Yachts Are Made

Yachts are made in thousands of places around the world, and they are made by dozens of different companies who specialize in the creation of vessels.

Some companies are admittedly better than others in making yachts, which of course does not mean that those companies with lesser skill are any less important, they just have to have a little more time to catch up with their larger competitors.

Anyways, what are probably the greatest yacht creators would belong to Feadship. Feadship, which stands for First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders, and ironworks Michigan is considered by many to be the greatest among the yacht creators, and it’s not hard at all to see why. They are above the elite of the elite, they have actually gone beyond regular yachts and now usually work on super yachts, or at the very least very advanced yachts.

One of the things that makes Feadship so good is because of the fact that they actually work with yacht, sorry, superyacht owners, and learn from them how they could make their products better for the sailors that are buying and using them. That is probably the major reason that the yachts they make are just so luxurious and amazing in general to the majority of people who use them.

How It’s Made

So, the overall process for how a yacht is made is pretty simple, and of course we could get technical and speak gibberish if we really wanted to, but for the purpose of having you understand what we’re saying, we’re gonna. Keep this really simple. That’s of course not to say that you wouldn’t understand what we’re saying if we did get technical, this is more for the less technically minded individuals, which of course is also completely okay.

Anyway, the first major part of the process is to make the hull of the ship, which makes a ton of sense. Like a house, you first have to build the foundation of the building, in order for the rest of it to stay standing when you’re putting in all the walls, doors, dry wall, and such. The first thing that needs to get done is to build the hull, as we said, and it can be pretty simple to understand, so no worries on your part.

The first thing that needs to be done in order for the hull to be built is to use a mold. Factories use these really incredible molds that can be filled with dozens of different materials. After the mold is made and ready, they put on this really slick gel to keep it safe and shiny.

Next they have to add in the core of the ship, the middle of it that keeps it stable and ready to go. They usually make the core of the ship with PVC foam and surround it with fiberglass strips that keep it all safe and steady, which is extremely important later on when they need to start building on top of it, the deck being the main thing.

When they do this, they start adding some distribution tubes, or channels for excess resin and air that shouldn’t be touching the core, more on that in a second.

After they add everything they need to the mold, they cover it completely in a plastic sheet. They do this for the next bit that I’m gonna talk about. Before they move onto that next step though they seal the plastic covering with tape, or some other sticky material that can be used to seal the mold.

Now after they seal the mold with their plastic seal, they use the distribution tubes, or channels, and attach vacuumed to each of them. They turn the vacuum on, getting any liquid, like resin out, along with the air in order to make it completely ready for the next step, and cleaning the yacht’s hull to look amazing.

So, once they get the hull sealed and have the air pane resin sucked out of it, they leave it alone for a night, maybe even a day. They do that to allow it to settle in its new sealed form, and let its new dried environment settle a little, and allow the glossy gel set.

Now, the next day, they crane the new hull out of the hull, letting everyone see the newly minted hull. You can see that the hull has a glossy shine to it because of the gel that they put onto it earlier. With that done, the hull is finished and ready to be added upon by the deck and the cabin.

The deck of the ship, the flooring of the yacht I guess you could say is a little more complicated than the hull was. The basics of the hull was making a mold of the hull and then sealing it for a night before cranking it out. You can’t do that with the deck, the simple explanation I mean, you can’t simplify it like you can the hull. So, just to let you know this bit is a little more complicated, and we will still try to keep it really simple for you to understand, but entry to keep up as we are gonna head into a bumpy area.

So, to make the deck of an amazing yacht, they have to start with strips of fiberglass. They rip the fiber glass into strips that fit into the deck in order to make it fit.

They put certain types of wood to fit into the deck, this will make it a little more stable, and it will make it look better, stronger. After they put the wood down, sometimes metal, they lay some fiber glass on top of the wood and make sure that it’s wrapped completely around them.

After they wrap the wooden parts of the deck with the fiberglass, they start sealing it in with resin. This will make it stronger and keep any water out of places that it shouldn’t be in. This is also used to lament it, making it look amazing with a smooth gloss.

That’s how the deck is built and its process is the same one to build the cabins of the yacht. They use a mold for the cabin, sealing it, getting the resin and air out of the mold with a seal, crane it out, put fiberglass and wood onto it, seal it with resin, ladle it, and then attach it to the top of the deck.

Putty is then used on the whole yacht to smooth out any inconsistencies in the fiberglass, and possibly the hull, and cabin, Though that can be rare since they were a mold and not placed by hand like the wood and fiberglass was.

Next they start polishing the whole thing. They do this a few times over and over again trying to make it look good.

After that they start cutting into it. They cut into it to make holes for wiring, certain functions, and portholes to let people see outside of it when they need to do so. This whole process on average can take up to six months, which is pretty good considering everything.

Conclusion

We talked about a ton of things today, hopefully you were able to understand every single aspect of what we talked about and hopefully this was a good answer to your complicated question, hopefully we were able to answer it in a rather simple fashion for you. It is a very fascinating topic and should be further explored, this is just a small part of the industry and is something that should be further explored in some more of your time. We would have continued today’s informative analysis, but we had to end it in a reasonable manner for the sake of time. Not everyone has all day to read and write about one of the Earth’s most amazing vehicles.

We do hope that we can pick this topic back up at a later time, but for now, we will have to settle for what we have been able to give, and hopefully it was something that was satisfactory to you and for whoever you show this deep dive analysis of how yachts are made. There are of course plenty more things to learn about, and to show, so keep searching if this hasn’t been up to your standard.

What we did talk about was extremely basic, but also extremely informative based on the amount of time that we were able to compile all this information. We talked about where yachts are made first and foremost. We talked about how some companies couldn’t keep up with bigger ones, we talked about the major company that makes yachts, and why they are so efficient in what they do.

The second thing that wwe talked about was the creation of the hull of the yacht, how it needed to be molded, sealed, dryed, and then polished. We talked about the deck next, explaining fiberglass, and woods, and other things that would make building a deck very efficient, and lastly we talked about the cabin of a yacht, and how it uses the same methods, a combination at least, of both the decks and the hulls simple process of creation.

So, that was how yachts are built, and how they function in their own special part of the world. It really is just an amazing thing to learn about and you should pride yourself on the fact that you went out to learn a little bit more of the world. So, pats on the back all around, you were able to make it through the entirety of this and you learned some fascinating facts that you will hopefully take with you for the rest of your yacht-filled life.

So, thank you for taking your time out of your extremely busy schedule today, thank you for taking a look at some new information that you can hopefully apply to yourself someday in some fashion or such. So, hopefully you were able to learn a plethora of new information, and if you didn’t, hopefully you at least had a ton of fun reading about this fascinating topic. So, thank you very much for taking some of your time today for this, and of course, this was a deep dive analysis of how yachts are made.

Yachting in Michigan

yachting in Michigan

 

 

Michigan is one of the greatest places in the United States to visit, actually, it’s one of the greatest places to visit in the world. It’s beautiful, serene, calm, and fun if you really know where to look. One of the reasons that Michigan is such an amazing place to visit, is because of its famous boating and yachting history.

 

It’s not very surprising that Michigan would have such a rich history of boating and yachting, what with a body of water being near you at all times within at least six miles while your there. It’s even less surprising that the hobby of boating and yachting in this marvelous state has still been going on since it was first introduced and has even flourished and advanced in ways that never could have been predicted at the time.

 

Along with the fact there are bodies of water just waiting to be used by boating and yachting enthusiast’s, it also has some of the best weather for the fun activity, beating out a ton of other places located in the United States and the World. Though of course, the best weather is always going to go to Florida, based on my very biased opinion, Michigan will always hold a very dear boating and yachting activity within my life.

 

Anyways, Michigan has a ton of history and a ton of water and a ton of experience with boating and yachting. Again, unsurprisingly, people still partake in the activity, and have tons of fun doing it. So, as a visitor to the United States, a citizen looking for something new to do, or maybe an experienced yacht person yourself, you might be looking for the absolute best places to take your magnificent beauty of a ship to.

 

Michigan has dozens and dozens of places that can let you go out, maybe too many, you’ll definitely have a tough time deciding on which one you want to go visit. Maybe unluckily for you, depending on your perspective, you now have a ton of options to choose from for when you want to head out onto the water. Worry not though, we will filter this list into something a little more compressible in order for you to choose the absolute best body of water for your yachting needs. So, for your convenience and pleasure, here is a conveniently compiled list of all the best places to go out yachting in Michigan.

 

Spring Lake and Lake Michigan at Grand Haven

 

Spring Lake is one of the most historic on this list and is one of the most fun to visit. The reason though, that this is on the list is that it is one of the best in the state for yachting. The even better reason to visit is because of an amazing festival that this particular Lake hosts every year.

 

Annually, they host the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, which has a ton of ship tours, live music, water parades, regular parades, tons of amazing food, particularly seafood and barbecue. Now, they do this annual festival for the simple fact that Grand Haven has been named the official “Coast Guard City USA.” This is the place that coast guards are at their best and it is not surprising seeing that there is just so much dang water for them to work in.

 

Anyway, lastly, there is another annual event that is not quite as grand as the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, but it is still something that is definitely worth checking out. It is an annual classic and wooden boat show, this is something that allows those older vessels to show off why they were so amazing in the past and are still relevant today as beautiful ships.

 

Mullett Lake at Topinabee

 

Mullet lake is on this list because of a very amazing reason, and that reason can be found its very famous nickname. Mullet Lake is known as the lake that has room for everyone, everyone can get on this lake and still have plenty of room for them to have fun. I mean, there is so much room that a few dozen yachts can be on the lake and a few dozen kayakers in between them all, with still tons of room for them all to have plenty of leg room.

 

The next great thing to look forward to when you visit this lake is the fact that this lake can take you from one side of the state to the other within only a few hours, depending on how fast your yacht is and how busy the water way is. Another little note that is great is that Aloha State Park is connected to this lake, so after you go yachting, or before, you can have a really nice picnic there or play games with your kids or pets.

 

Gull Lake at Battle Creek

 

This amazing lake is so amazing because of the fact that it was one of the very first lakes discovered by tourists in Michigan. So, it has a natural history to it that everyone can appreciate, especially when you are out on the water in your amazing yacht. It’s also a really popular choice considering that it is pretty close to Chicago, which is one of the most famous cities in the United States, and even the world at large.

 

Something that may interest you especially about this particular lake is that the yacht club that frequents the lake loves to host fun sailboat races on the weekends. That would be amazing to go see, the speeding sailboats cruising along the water, it would be even better to join in on the fun yourself, but unfortunately today, were talking about sailboats.

 

This is also a very interesting place for scuba divers, as the crystal-clear lake is a temptation for many people because artifacts were placed at the bottom of it. When I say artifacts, I don’t mean crazy expensive archeological finds, I mean like an old swing set, phone booth, a few boats, a bit of railroad track, etc.

 

It would be a ton of fun to go out on the lake in your yacht and then get ready to go scuba diving, it would be so much fun. A fun day for a fun ship for a fun lake in a fun state, just tons of fun all around for everyone who wants to visit this amazing, historic, interesting lake for their yachting needs, that can’t really be outdone in any other place as of yet when it comes to the combination of scuba diving and yachting.

 

Grand Lake at Alpena

 

The Grand Lake at Alpena is a huge, enormous monster of a lake that everyone loves. It stretches seven and a half miles, and is a mile and a half wide, so plenty of room, and great for boat racing, or lazing about down the stream on your yacht. You need to be careful though, there are a ton of little islands that litter the water, so make sure you don’t run into any of them, or you may risk sinking, or capsizing in the middle of the water.

 

This lake as you can probably guess is also very historic, on the mainland there is a ton of museums and such that display tons of amazing wood boats of older times. So, make sure you take some time out of your very busy yachting schedule to go and look at those marvelous museums and learn a little more of how things where done with the water back in older times.

 

Lake Huron at Les Cheneaux Islands

 

Lake Huron is probably the best lake to go yachting with on this list. It is a ton of fun and really shouldn’t be missed out on. Lake Huron is really visited because of its road like water passageways that weave in and out between a multitude of 36 different islands, making it so much fun to traverse. The waves there as well are supremely calm and just amazing for anyone yachting.

 

A fun thing that Lake Huron does each August is host an amazing antique boating show, giving everyone the chance to see how amazing some ships where back all the way in colonial times. Now, something that you should be really careful about when you are head to this lake is that some of the passageways may be too small for your yacht to get through, you really don’t want to scratch the paint on your amazing yacht because you tried to fit it through a small channel.

 

If your giant yacht can’t fit through the passages and roads of the lake, than no worries at all, you can simply keep it in one of the larger areas of water, and simply admire the view from afar. That sounds so relaxing as you get to just stay on your yacht and not have to worry about moving it in any way.

 

Lake St. Clair at Detroit

 

Of course, we couldn’t end this list without talking about one of the best lakes in one of the greatest cities in the world. Lake St. Clair in Detroit is honestly a dream to go out on with your yacht.

 

The reason that this particular lake has this particular name is because at the time of its discovery, an explorer on August 12, 1679, the day which hosted the feast of Saint Claire of Assisi, named it in honor of the amazing festival. So, the historic relevance that it has is definitely up there with the other big lakes.

 

This lake is also famous for its bass, if you’re a big fisher like some of the other people in the world, then you are going to have a blast catching a monster of a fish on this lake while you relax on your amazing yacht.

 

Lastly, this lake is known to house a ton of large vessels with crane rigging, like a yacht for instance, as it is amazing for anyone who wants to come by and visit, which we definitely recommend you doing, it is going to be a blast what with all your relaxing and fun having that you can have on the water as you sail through the lake.

 

Lake Charlevoix at Boyne City

 

At one point in time, USA Today name Lake Charlevoix as the second most beautiful lake in the United States. It is extremely clear as to why they did so, it is just amazing and fun to go out onto this particular lake. One reviewer of the lake even said that its “where the gods swim.” Which is very dramatic to say the least, but so incredibly interesting and fun that you can’t help but remember it as you sail across it on your yacht.

 

There is also a very interesting boat parade that they do on the lake every year, which is a ton of fun for you take your yacht out on if you somehow get to be involved with it.

 

Conclusion

 

There you have it, an amazing list of all the absolute best places that you can take your amazing yacht to in Michigan, one of, if not the most famous state in the United States for lakes. You won’t have any trouble deciding what with the large selection that it has, but there can definitely be some problems when you can’t pick one amazing lake over the other.

 

So, for your convenience today we compressed it into only the best lakes to choose from, the cream for the crop as some would say. Hopefully this list makes your day easier, and helps you pick the astounding lake that you and your friends and family will soon be hanging out on.

 

Also, we hope that you learned some interesting facts about sailing, boating, yachting, and the history of sea travel, even for just a little bit here on this list. So, thank you for tuning in, we hope you have an amazing day sailing on the great lakes of Michigan, with your amazing yacht.

 

 

 

 

 

Tips on How to Buy a Yacht

yacht-buying

 

 

Remember that anything can happen. So don’t put yourself in a hurry when making this big decision.Take as much time as you need to make a decision. Like any other buy, be sure to use the internet (like the rest of this article), research the market, do your homework, and be patient. But please don’t be snailsy.

Start shopping around a year ahead of time. This will be time for research, negotiating, and–if you feel comfortable enough about a boat, boat keeping, and sailing you can make the decision.

Talk to several boat dealers around the community. Find out what kind of financing they offer. Try to find out their rates. Do not do all your homework online; do not buy a bike without asking about the financing. It’s very important you go to dealers who will gladly credit cardify your account and will give you the best rate. Do not go shallow or without a dealer’s word.

Now that you have a boat out there, go out there and enjoy it. But be aware of the things the dealers do and pay special attention to how much they recommend their own products. When you go out to sea, you will come across different kinds of people who will give you completely different kinds of advice. Some might say you need an ergonomic work station, or a jacuzzi tub, or a large screen theater – it’s up to you. Pay attention to how they tell you what you need to know. And be careful about how you listen to them because you know full well what you need to know.

Finally, pay close attention to how well you use your motor yacht. There are many accessories and gadgets you can put on your yacht. But some people still don’t seem to use them. If you have expensive and useless accessories, you don’t want to be on the water with a moored motor yacht. It’s OK to use expensive but sensible accessories on your boat.

So what about the gas on a motor yacht? Is it possible to use petrol? Yes, you can. Here are some suggestions.

Firstly, you need to know how much petrol you need to bring on board with you. On average, you should bring enough for the whole sailing period, not more than usual. And you should bring all your cooking pots and dishes with you.

Remember that on a motor yacht, you don’t have to fill up the petrol tank every time you stop. You may find it takes a bit of efforts to do that from time to time, but it’s still much better than to empty your car completely!

To cut down on the amount of petrol you use, it’s good to have an exact figure on how many miles you hope to travel. We would recommend you bring a good store of petrol in your yacht, and when you get back, do a circle of it every couple of days. The gas in the UK is quite a bit higher than it may be in America, so you will need to get used to a lot more petrol. You should also bring along a lot more of the other supplies you would need.

Many motor yachts, by the way, have electric fuel for electric fires. In America, it’s common to see people half-filled with petrol, and at other times there are no petrol available, even though there are hundreds of miles of roads. When you have full petrol, you should be able to do quite a lot of travelling with a full tank and get to where you want to go quite comfortably. Just remember when you are full, you still have to bring petrol home!

When you have surplus on your motor yacht, by the way, you should take that with you too! You can take your favourite toy (a smaller boat for kids) out for the trip and leave the larger boat parked out of the water. As long as your yacht is relatively clean, you shouldn’t have any problems with it!! If your yacht is not, you will have to either hook or take a trailer hook or some kind of floating trailer.

I would also take a toy boat or a different type of boat. The reason for this is that you will be in some places where there are no or less ‘real’ boats available. Often, the one available will be a half pipe that leads into the local waters, or the local lagoon. So, either find a real boat, or don’t take it. The point is, you will have a lot more fun if you know what it is you’re sailing/pasting, rather than finding a piece of paper you can’t touch.

I would also take some drift curtains with you, because sometimes it is not always so easy to make out where the boundaries are, especially if you don’t know the area. A drift curtain may help you to adapt to where you are, enabling you to see the areas you didn’t see before.

 

A Basic Lesson in Sailing

how to sail

 

I wouldn’t say that driving a car is like sailing a vessel, but the principle is about the same. You get in your car, you turn it on, press the gas, and then start steering the wheel. Simple as that, you just press a few buttons and then you star going. Most people go through a whole process of starting their cars and going on, sailing is quite similar, it’s a process.

 

The difference between the two though is that you don’t need to know what kind of engine is in your car for you to drive it. In sailing you’re gonna need to know what is propelling your vessel forward and how it’s doing what it’s doing. Which is why you’re here. You want to know what and how to sail a ship. So, for your convenience, here is a conveniently compiled analyze of the basics of sailing.

 

 

Figure out the important parts of your vessel

 

Now, going along with our earlier comparison between a car, let’s say hypothetically, that you’ve never been in a car. You’ve maybe seen people use cars, talk about them, maybe even brag about them, but you yourself have never been in one, let alone ever touched one.

 

So, you get in a car for the first time, you’re in the driver’s seat ready to head out, but unfortunately for you, you have no idea what the weird looking round thing is, what the buttons do, or why there are so many darn mirrors inside it. I’m sorry to say, but it’s pretty obvious that you’re not going to be driving anywhere, seeing as you have no idea what you’re looking at.

 

Again, it’s a perfect comparison between sailing and driving. Like this hypothetical, if you get onto a ship, and you’re looking at all the contraptions and buttons and wheels, and you need to set sail, it just won’t happen. You don’t what the giant weird flags are, you don’t know what any of the ropes do, and you have no idea why there are so many darn life preservers on board. See what I mean?

 

If you don’t know how your equipment and machine works, then you’re not gonna be able to use it. So, were gonna give you a quick little run down on some of the more important parts of a basic sailboat, it should in essence work for every other type of sailing ship, just bigger or smaller.

 

First up is your fuel, what makes your ship go forward. For this I think we’ll be sticking to the car comparison, it’s just too good to give up.

 

In a car, you need to put gas in the tank to make it go forward right? You just go to a gas station fill it up and off you go. When you’re sailing though, you don’t have that luxury, you are kinda at the mercy of mother nature.

 

The fuel that a sailboat uses is wind, the sails (the big white blanket looking things that are above you), catch the wind that is flying by, and it pushes you forward. It’s efficient, nature friendly, and something that humans have been doing since the dawn of creation, so not bad at all. Gas though is obviously easier.

 

The tricky part to this though is a simple question. How do the sails catch the wind and how do we lucky sailors use it to push us forward? I mean we don’t really have a tank to collect it in now do we.

 

Catching the wind is the simpler answer to those two questions. You just turn the sail in the direction from which the wind is coming from. Now, how the wind is propelling you lucky sailors forward so fast is a lengthier explanation.

 

You can kind of think of it as a sandwich. Your ship, the sailboat in this example, is in between two forces of nature. The wind and the ocean both combine their awesome power to make your ship go. See, the wind as I already touched on, is caught in your sails, pushing you forward, the ocean and the water though under you isn’t pushing you forward. It’s instead the perfect surface for you to fly across on.

 

See, its kind of like when a car hydroplanes, you’re going really fast in the rain and the water gets in between your tire and the street, making you lose traction, therefore making you spin out, or going forward very quickly, albeit in very unexpected ways.

 

Your ship floats on the water and gets raised up and pushed forward by the wind, like a paper airplane, wind under the wings makes it float, and the force that you threw it with (the wind being your hand in this example) makes it go forward. All very simple indeed when you have it put into perspective.

 

A little tid bit of a conundrum that you may be asking about this though is how the sailboat is going forward and not all over the place like a car hydroplaning. Well, the answer is very simple, humans are smarter than wind.

 

Kidding, but no, seriously, we humans are smarter than mother nature. See, under your sailboat, and most other ships, there is a little doohickey under it called a center board, or a keel. You don’t really need to know much about it, but you can think of it as training wheels on a bike that has no handlebars. All you can do is pedal, and the training wheels make sure you stay upright and going forward.

 

The last little tid bit about how a sailboat moves without gas is the question of how it keeps from falling over, which is commonly called capsizing. Very simply, humans are much smarter than mother nature, so funny I had to say it twice. Anyway, the answer to that question is weight. The wight in the keel of the ship, the thing that’s on the bottom of it, is a little bit super heavy, and it makes sure that the boat doesn’t fall over. Were gonna go into how to use a ship safely in just a few moments, but a little sneak peak, that weighted keel can end up making the boat capsize if you make too much unequal weight, more on it later.

 

Following the wind and the point of sail

 

Now, I explained a basic concept of the science and mechanics of how a ship moves in a literal sense. Now were going to explain how to actually do it, and it’s really not as hard as you would imagine it to be.

 

Basically, it all functions around the wind, which is pretty obvious. You angle your sail in a direction according to where the wind is blowing, and there are different names for different directions that you are pointing said sail in relation to the wind, which are called the point of sail.

 

First point of sail is the most basic one. When you are sailing in the direction of the wind, fighting against it, and your sails are trimmed in all the way (trimming refers to the tension in your line when it pulls on the sail, so in this case, it’s being trimmed all the way, the tension of the line is at its maximum and its sails are completely reeled in), it’s called closed haul, or sometimes referred to as a beating.

 

Next up is when you need to sail away from the wind, you’re going of course, and the wind is hitting your boat from the side. The sails need to be released in a specific order, basically releasing it slowly as your turning the boat. It’s called a close reach, then you move onto a beam reach, and end with a broad reach as you ease the sails out.

 

Lastly, is the one that is the most fun, the one where you get to really feel the wind in your hair. We are now sailing directly away from the wind; it is now caught in our sails and it is just fine pushing us along. This is called a run and your sails are eased all the way out.

 

Finding the direction of the wind

 

Trying to find which direction the wind is blowing can be a little tricky at times. You stick your finger in your mouth, hold it up and all you feel is cold, not very helpful for those not used to using tricks like that. Not to worry though, there is a ton of tricks that you can use to figure out which direction the wind is going, because honestly, the wind can be a master of stealth sometimes.

 

We’re gonna get the most difficult one out of the way first, and it may be the most difficult, but it is the most accurate way of doing it. This method is one that I don’t personally use though because I’m not quite experienced with it yet, but not to worry, it is a very simple concept, and I have seen dozens upon dozens of people do it for me.

 

When wind blows across the ocean surface, it creates ripples and makes perpendicular little waves in the direction that the wind is going. It’s basically trying to see which way the wind will blow using the waters reaction to it. You can especially use this method when the waves are bigger, as there more affected by the wind than smaller currents and waves. If you can’t figure it out with this method, there really is not shame, I can’t do it, hundreds of thousands of others can do it either. So, we rookie sailors can simply stick to other, simpler methods of wind orientation and navigation.

 

Flags, you’ve gotta love them, there simple, there easy, and there so efficient. It’s really simple, just put one, maybe two or three more on top of the ship and just watch direction they fly in. You can use smoak to find the wind as well, and if you’re really desperate you can cheat off other sail boats and see what they’re doing in relation to the wind.

 

There are also a lot littler ways you can figure out the way to find the direction of the wind. All of which are just as amazing as the other methods, but we all have a particular favorite in the sailing world, so be sure to find yours.

 

The conclusion to basics of sailing

 

So, that was our basic run down of sailing and how to use it effectively. We talked about all the important parts that your gonna need to know if you want to get the basics of sailing or if you’re in some kind of emergency and you need to know how to.

 

Something important to know is that we wanted to talk about the ropes and knots that are included with your sailboats and other sailing vessels, but we really just couldn’t fit it into this particle break down. Were sure that you can figure it out though, hopefully.

 

Anyways, a little recap to help keep it stuck in your memory. We talked about the science bits of sailing, how your vessel is pushed by the wind, and how the water is used to make the vessel float, making less traction, which equals speed. We talked about the direction in which your sail needs to be in, and the correct terms associated with the sails and the wind direction. We talked about the point of sail and again which direction the sail is going to need to go in. Finally, we talked about how sailors can figure out the direction of the wind using certain techniques and handy do dads in order to find it.

 

Also, make sure you women keep your accessory handbags at home.  My wife had to learn the hard way when her’s fell overboard – lost to the sea forever.

 

Thank you for taking some time out of your day to find out the basics of sailing a vessel. Hopefully you found something helpful out of this analyze and come again real soon to find out any more information on sailing.

How Technology Can Improve Yacht Performance and Onboard Entertainment

yacht technology improvement

 

So, you maybe have a yacht, a really nice one, a big one maybe, or maybe you don’t have one and are just a dreamer looking on in envy like us. Either way, you’re here because you want to know just how much better a yacht can be, when technology gets involved.

It may seem kind of obvious, but the progression of technology makes improving things a hundred thousand times better. Yachts have the privilege of being considered a thing. Yachts get upgrades every time technology gets an upgrade, and you’re here because you want to get all the details on how it’s better than it already is. Honestly, it’s amazing how much more fun the technology is on the yacht.

So, for your convenience, here is an in-depth list and analyze on how technology can improve performance and onboard entertainment.

 

A Broadband For your Internet Needs

 

Yachts have been around for the longest time; they have had years and years to advance in the technology industry. The great thing about that is that you now get to enjoy those amazing technological upgrades on your yacht.

The technology makes your yacht a stress-free environment, it makes it more fun, and it just overall makes the already amazing journey even better, as you sail through the giant ocean. Now, you have plenty of things that you can put into your yacht, anything you really want you can have installed, or buy when you first buy a yacht.

One of those amazing things that you should include on your yacht is a broadband, or a VSAT in order to have the internet with you as you’re on the water sailing the sea. A reliable internet connection is going to be a life saver, you’ll have so much more fun tanning while you binge watch your new favorite show, it’s great.  I even was able to look up demolition companies near me so that I could order a building to be knocked down, all from the comfort of my yacht.

Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself, well I already have a data plan, why do I need to install this doohickey when I have this? well, when you’re sailing the high seas, you’re going to end up in remote areas, that just unfortunately don’t have a connection. Plus, it’s cheaper in the long run.

Also, it can help your equipment run. It can make sure you don’t lose any connections between your equipment and the internet. You don’t want to lose your GPS in the middle of your adventure, that wouldn’t be too great.

You can have the internet wherever your ships are at. You don’t have to be charged with extra bills by your data plan, and you can relax knowing that you have a reliable source of entertainment right on any screen because you have a connection to the internet. I would say that’s a worthy investment to include on your amazing luxury yacht.

 

A Drone

 

This one is a little strange, but it makes sense if you think about it. A drone would be crazy amazing to have on a yacht. Not only would it be super fun to fly it around over the ocean without the risk of having it run into anything, it can have a camera on it.

you can feel like a spy and do surveillance of the area around you, make sure there aren’t any enemy sharks around you. Maybe you can use it to make an awesome movie to show off to your friends. Maybe you can use it as a really elaborate selfie stick and takes pics of yourself and the family, if there with you.

Something that I would personally make sure to buy, if I was getting a drone for myself to play with on my giant yacht, I would make sure that my drone was waterproof and able to float, that way, if I drop it or it gets too close to the ocean it won’t be a problem, all you have to do is make it fly again, no fuss, no muss.

Anyway, a very strange piece of tech that you might not have thought of, but it is an amazing bit of fun that you can have. Taking amazing videos of the scenery around you as you fly your super expensive drone on your super-duper expensive yacht. So, make sure to pick one up before you set sail again, I’m sure that I will be grabbing one for myself soon, even if I don’t have a yacht myself.

 

A Projector for the Movies

 

If you wait on the sea till nightfall, then your gonna have a blast with a projector, watching all your favorite movies under the stars. It would be great to just have your own movie howe theater on the deck of your yacht.

You can get a projector from a ton of places, and a lot of them are amazing, and I could list a lot of them for your convenience, but that’s another analyze we can do. For now, your gonna need to go and search for it yourself, make sure you pick a really good one, maybe one that’s waterproof. You never know when your projector is gonna decide to jump overboard at any time.

You can play a plethora of movies on it, or you can binge some more shows to watch, whatever you choose, it’ll be an amazingly fun time for all of you guys to mess around with. Make sure you don’t forget the popcorn on the mainland, it wouldn’t be great to know you forgot the buttery goodness.

 

Lift Foils and Jet Surfs

 

I’m gonna be completely honest with you. You own a yacht, completely to yourself, and you have the entirety of the ocean to explore at your leisure thanks to your amazing vessel. Because for that you now have a rare opportunity that you will want to take advantage of.

There is a flying surfboard that uses electric hydrofoils that go way deep into the water. And because of that amazing bit of technology, the board is going to rise up and off the sea level. You can be an actual superhero, flying around due to your amazing water manipulation abilities using a lift foil. That statement alone is an amazing reason to buy a lift foil, it’s an amazing reason to buy a yacht if you don’t already have one.

You can just sail out onto the open ocean and then stick that on your feet, flip the switch and you are flying like a superhero.

It’s an amazing dream for us non flyers, to one day utilize the worlds water and make it push us into the air. It’s a great dream, maybe one that you can make a reality, for now though we have to move onto the next dream.

A jet surf is another board that is absolutely amazing. A motorized board that pushes you forward on the water. You can be a master of the ocean just glazing across its surface, which just sounds so fun.

It’s something that is really easy to learn, but it is extremely hard to master it. You can ride on the top of it for a while, maybe even not fall for a little bit, you’ll have fun. Though you will have fun, you aren’t going to be able to do sick tricks on the ocean within the first hour. It has a learning curve that your gonna have to figure out in order to make the most of it.

 

Apple Products

 

This is another strange one to think would be on a list about the technological innovations of the progress of super yachts, yet it is here, and there is a reason. Surprisingly, Apple products work really well on the open ocean, they don’t have much trouble functioning and connecting to the internet like some other companies do and it can be a life saver to have on board.

A simple apple iPad is enough to make the day super enjoyable. You can sail around the world on your yacht and have that handy little minicomputer with you as you do. You can watch movies, watch tv, look up weird facts, go on social media, thanks to your handy internet connection. It’ll be a great thing to have and if trouble ever pops up, you can send a text, call someone, to make sure help arrives on time.

So, it’s safe, a great precaution, all around great to have on board. By the way, I don’t just mean iPad’s, a phone, a tv even are all great to have and they all have different uses to upgrade your yacht. So, make sure that you pick one up for yourself and have a great time out on the ocean, with your super yacht. You can have all the fun with your apple product all handy with you as your sailing, it’s no trouble, its safe, and they will make your life easier on your technologically advanced yacht.

 

The Recap and Conclusion

 

So, we covered a wide variety of tech that you can have installed in or have included on your yacht. All of which are things that you are going to want to have in your arsenal of fun and efficiency on your amazingly progressive yacht. It’s all great to have and you should check all of it out, and to make that easier for you, we’re going to go on a real quick recap on all the tech we talked about today.

The first bit of tech that we talked about was a broadband for your internet connection. You may have a data plan that has a ton of coverage, but I’m betting that coverage doesn’t span the entire world. So, it would be a smart idea for you to have a broadband installed into your super amazing yacht in order for you to keep that connection online and strong the entire time you’re on the sea. You can use it for fun things like watching tv, movies, playing online games, etc. You can also use it for equipment and directions using the internet. Using google maps for example would be great using that internet.

The next bit of tech that we talked about was the drone. The first strange bit of tech that we talked about, but arguably one of the most fun things that you can have on your super amazing expensive yacht. You can fly it around without any problems, taking videos and pictures to your hearts content with your really awesome drone. Its personally the thing I would want most on a super yacht like yours. I don’t know about you, but the uses that a drone could have are just amazing.

The next piece of technology that we talked about in this deep dive analyze was the projector for all your movie and tv needs. When the sun goes down, or when you get up before the sun rises than you can watch whatever you want on an amazing projector. It’s a lot of fun for the entirety of the family.

Next up, we talked about the lift foils and the jet surfs, both of which are amazing pieces of technology for you to have on board and will make the journey that you have all over the ocean so much more fun. You can be a superhero with the lift foils, using the water to propel you way up in the air, and the jest surf can make you feel like you’re speeding through the ocean on its motorized board.

The last bit of tech that we talked about in this deep dive analyze was Apple products. They’re incredibly good to have on board a yacht, as they can make sure to stay steady and reliable when you use them. You can get any number or variation of them for your yacht, whichever you choose will be great to have on hand. That was our convenient compile of the greatest tech to have on board your yacht at any time, we hope that you were able to get some useful information from it.

The Largest Yachts in the World

world's largest yachts

 

 

Looking around, we can find that a lot of people have made lots of yachts, and lots of them are record holding. For your convenience, here is a list of the largest yachts in the world. A little note before we start is that the world measures yachts by their length, sometimes there volume as well, so that’s what we’ll basing them off of.

 

Azzam

 

On the very top of our list is the Azzam, the largest Yacht in the world currently. This super yacht comes from Lürssen, the company that holds 13 of the 25 largest yachts ever created, it’s not surprising that the Azzam is number one with their track record.

 

This Yacht is not only the largest in the world, but it is also one of the most complicated, with strange technological capabilities and functions. It was designed with modern technology and the superior décor inspired by the royal 19th century era.

 

The numbers on this yacht are very impressive. The length of the ship is 592 feet, 6 inches (180 meters), the volume is 13,136 tons, and can be propelled over 30 knots at top speed. This beauty was designed and built in only three years, truly impressive and deserving of the title of being the largest yacht in the world.

 

Aï Said

 

Here is another impressive vessel, the Al Saïd, another Lürssen creation. This yacht’s exterior is made to look like a classic cruise liner, the twin exhaust stacks on its roof and the blue and white color scheme, the designers executed there vision perfectly.

 

It can hold up to a crew of 154, with an additional total of 60 guests at any given time, making it live up to its cruise line design. The interior was designed by the London-based Redman Whitley Dixon studio. Their vision was of course the cruise line look, but they also made sure to keep it slick and classy, and interestingly they included a concert hall which can hold up to a 50-piece orchestra.

 

The numbers for the yacht are of course impressive, just as all the others on this list are. The length of the Al Saïd is 508 feet, 5 inches (155 meters), it weighs 15,850 tons, and get up to 22 knots in speed. Impressive, and interestingly weighs more than the Azzam, but can’t quite beat it out in any other area.

 

Yas

 

This yacht is simply named Yas, but this vessel is probably the most interesting one on this list, history wise. This was formerly a Dutch Navy frigate which launched in 1978, then was later sold to the United Arab Emirates Navy, and subsequently renamed to Al Emirat.

 

Later in 2011, the yacht changed drastically and dramatically in Abu Dhabi’s main port, being delivered four years later. The design is almost dolphin like with its design, being slick and smooth, which was created by the Paris-based Pierre jean Vision.

 

The numbers are astounding for the Yas. It can hold up to 60 guests, and 58 crew members at any time, its length is 462 feet, 6 inches, and its weight is 4,700 tons. The speed that it can get up to over 26 knots, out racing the Aï Said, but not quite as fast as the Azzam.

 

Scheherazade

 

Our next Lürssen built vessel is the Scheherazade looks the most fun out of the ones on this list. Pictures of the Scheherazade where revealed back in 2019, giving some really interesting views of the Yacht, and even more interesting features.

 

In the pictures we can see that the most interesting thing on the ship is that there are two different helipads ready for use. A yacht that needs two helipads must mean that it’s popular with the open invitation to land on it.

 

The numbers are not as impressive as the previous yachts on this list, but they are still incredible compared to the average yacht. It is 459 feet and 3 inches long (140 meters) and is over 4,000 tons. Unfortunately, its top speed is not known to the public, but it can be reasonably guessed that it can go over at least 20 knots.

 

Prince Abdulaziz

 

This is our first custom yacht on this list, which is very exciting considering that it was launched by Helsingør Værft in Demark, in the year 1984. Later in 2005 it had a bit of a redesign and was refitted. This yacht was made for the Saudi Royal Family and was officially owned by King Fahd. At the time of its launch, it held the record of being the tallest and longest yacht out on sea, unfortunately for it, 22 years later, the Dubai would later claim its title.

 

It was designed by Maierform who gave it its impressive size, and the interior was designed by David Nightingale Hicks, who designed its lobby to be a replica of the Titanic. The good news for us, is that this vessel has not been sunk.

 

The Prince Abdulaziz is 482 feet long, and 3 inches (147 meters), 4,620 tons. It’s top speed, like the Scheherazade, has not been revealed, but again can be reasonably assumed to be at least 20 knots.

A fun little thing to note with this yacht is that there is an urban legend saying it comes equipped with surface to air missiles.

 

Fulk Al Salamah

 

The Fulk Al Salamah is one of the most mysterious yachts out at the sea, but what is known about it is that it is in the top five largest yachts in the world. It was built by the Italian Mariotti Yachts in their Genoa shipyards, all the way back in the year 2016. It’s not officially known but is suspected to be owned by the Omani royal family. The exterior of the ship is designed by Studio De Jorio and has been said to be more of a supporting vessel, rather than an imposing super yacht, though we disagree with that, it is well large enough to be on this list.

 

The length of the yacht is a whopping 538 feet, and one inch (150 meters), it weighs an incredible 20,361 tons, which is by far the heaviest ship on this list, doubling, even sibling tripling some of the other yachts here. Its speed like the others is not known, but with its impressive size, we could assume that it can get up to around 20 knots.

 

Dilbar

 

Of course, of the thirteen of the biggest yachts created by Lürssen, the Azzam is the longest, the Dilbar is the largest in terms of volume, which is the second heaviest yacht, behind the Fulk Al Salamah. We’ll reveal the weight in just a second when we give all the numbers. Espen øino designed its exterior, making sure to include the classy two helipads for all his visitors.

 

The Dilbar also fascinatingly has an 82-foot swimming pool, which contains a crazy amount of 6,357 cubic feet of water. Winch Design created the interior, using luxury materials, but did not describe anything beyond that. In June 2020, the yacht was returned to Lürsen for a dot inspection, with a giant refit and is now up for rent.

 

The length of the Dilbar is 511 feet, and 8 inches (156 meters), and weighed in at an impressive 15,917 tons, which, again, is second only behind the Fulk Al Salamah.

 

El Mahrousa

 

This vessel was created by Samuda and is currently Egypt’s presidential yacht but was originally intended for the Ottoman governor of Egypt. This yacht is one of the oldest, if not the actual oldest on this list, its building starting in 1863, and being launched in 1865. It was designed by the British naval architect Sir Oliver Lang and has dozens of modifications made to it over the long years of its navel life. The most common modification that the El Mahrousa has had though is actually its increase of its length, with 40 feet in 1872, and an additional 17 feet in 1905.

Its length is at a stunning 478 feet, and one inch (146 meters), and its weight clocks in at 4,561 meters.

 

Katara

 

This next Lürssen creation is one of the youngest yachts on this list, a complete 180 to the El Mahrousa. IT launched just a few years back, in 2010, and had its interior designed by the frequently mentioned Espen Øiono, and he made sure to include a large helipad on the stern part of the vessel, and an open foredeck area for the luxury of any guest.

 

Making sure to have guests feel safe, the yacht comes included with a SOLAS rescue boat, which is a comfort for most people we would imagine. There isn’t much information given regarding the interior design of the vessels, all that’s known is that it was designed by the late Alberto Pinto. It’s also been speculated that the person who owns the yacht is the Emir of Qatar.

 

The length of the ship is set at 408 feet, and one inch (124 meters). This is also the first on this list for us, we don’t know how much the Katara weighs, or what its top speed is. We can’t make an educated guess on how heavy it is because we don’t have all the variable and we don’t have enough information to give a reasonable guess to its speed, frankly this is one of the smallest yachts on the largest yacht list, we don’t have anything to compare it too, as its numbers are just too low.

 

Eclipse

 

The Eclipse is one of the most special yachts on our list, this is the second largest vessel here, right behind the Azzam, and we reveal its length and weight later on, but they are spectacularly close to one another, the Azzam only beating it out by a few dozen feet. This vessel took five years to design and build, which is an amazing amount of love and care for such a vehicle. It held the title of being the largest yacht in the world when it left its harbor back in 2010, the interior stores 17 state rooms, and a giant master suite. It can hold up to 85 crew members and around 50 guests comfortably.

 

It also boasts to have the largest swimming pool, at the time, of any yacht. Magically, the floor of the pool could raise and lower to create a dance floor. It has a spa, gym, and beach club inside, and it can hold up to a whopping three helicopters, one of which is inside its belowdecks hangar. This vessel seems to want to prepare for any sort of event or situation a guest could encounter.

 

Its length is a crazy 533 feet and one inch (162 meters), losing out to the Azzam by only 30 feet, its weight is an astounding 13,564 tons, just barely beating out the Azzam by 430 tons. Its speed is also amazing, but nowhere near the Azzam, 30 knots, the Eclipse’s top speed is a slow, in comparison, 21 knots, with a range of 6,000 nautical miles. Blohm + Voss really gave Lürssen a run for their money with this amazing vessel, making it compete with some of the heavy hitting luxury ships on the sea.

 

Serene

 

Serene gets a honorable mention for this list as it once held the title of being the largest ever yacht to be in existence. With two helipads, an actual hangar a giant swimming pool, and a tender garage that could fit a submarine inside it, this massive thing is a beauty on the sea. Pascale Reymond, owner of Reymond Langton Design, created the interior of the vessel, clocking it in at 43,056 square feet, it is made with elegance and beauty for whoever owns or visits the Serene.

 

It is 439 feet, and three inches in length, it weighs around 5,000 tons, and its top speed is around 20 knots. This impressive vessel will astound anyone who sets foot on it, and is a prize to show off for anyone who owns it.

 

 

The Best Florida Towns for Yachting

Florida Yachting City

 

Trying to find a good place to yacht in Florida isn’t going to be hard. It’s a tropical paradise full of beautiful vacation spots that you look at while sailing on the high seas.

 

Honestly, it only took me about a day to find the absolute best places to sail, and to make your life a lot easier, I compiled them all right here, for your convenience. Check them out and let us know if you’ve got any spots that we missed.

 

Key West

 

It only makes sense to put Key West on a list for yachting, I mean it’s pretty much a crime to leave it out. You’ve probably heard of Key West, probably in passing, maybe from a movie, but if you haven’t, Key west is the place you wanna go if you’re planning a day yachting. It has beautiful oceans, amazing sunsets/rises, and tons of friendly faces.

 

The sunsets are said to be a sight you’ll never forget, and the food especially will stay with you for a while as you head out on your adventures. A full stomach full of delicious Key West food and the expectations of perfect sights will get you out on the water with fervor.

 

The town is full of some pretty amazing stuff as well as nature, a lot of it you can see as your sailing around being a pirate or drinking snazzy margaritas, either way you can appreciate the ocean spray and the wind through your hair as you see the sights surrounding you.

 

Punta Gorda

 

Punta Gorda has not been having fun this past few seasons, but there is a reason it’s on the list. A few years back in 2004, Punta Gorda took some pretty heavy hits from Hurricane Charley. It was not a great time for them as a lot of their stuff was damaged, and unusable, but with every bad situation, there is a silver lining.

 

Because of Hurricane Charley, Punta Gorda decided to renovate itself. The town’s people have all been fixing the place up and restoring historical areas. That includes the sailors, who also helped out tremendously during the chaos.

 

The reason I bring it up and the reason that Punta Gorda is on the list is because they have recreated their town from something amazing into something absolutely beautiful. It’s a sight to see from the water, it really is.

 

Speaking of the water, it is irrationally calm for some reason, making it an amazing place to boat on, added with the sights it is perfect.

 

Islamorada

 

Just 90 minutes south of Miami is Islamorada, the fantastic Islands that look as magical as they sound. Known as the sportfishing capital of the world, it draws in quite a few sailors hoping to get a big catch. It is also hosting the largest fishing fleet in the world, so if that’s important to you, then you should probably check it out for that reason alone.

 

So far on the list, I’ve been talking about the islands and lands that you’ll be sailing from, and this one isn’t any different. Islamorada does have a magical feel to it once you’re exploring it, full of adventure and discovery, it’s hard not wanting to stay.

 

Sailing from that dock though is some of the nicest people on the planet, if you want some true insider and local advice, you can ask any one of them and they’ll give you a straight answer, that is of course unless you’re talking to someone that’s going to hang out at a certain spot, in which case they’re probably going to keep it close to their chest.

 

St. Petersburg

 

Halfway into this, we’ve now gotten into the good stuff. If you’re looking for the absolute best places to sail, then these are your guys.

 

St. Petersburg is one of if not the most enduring and entertaining offshore experiences any sailor and his family can have. You will have a good time out on the water guaranteed, because this water is as calm as the atmosphere surrounding the boat.

 

Also, if you don’t have a boat or a yacht or anything, then no worries, all you have to do is look up any of the 140 companies ready to rent out to you. Each yacht or boat full of luxury and efficiency in their style, they’ll get you to where you need to be going.

 

The sunsets also need to be addressed. On the water, on your fancy high tech boat, you’ll be sitting their calm as a cucumber staring at probably one of the most beautiful sights known to man. A Florida sunset at one of the best spots to be, St. Petersburg. It’s something you can’t miss, and if you’re not a local, a once in a lifetime moment that you can’t miss. The sunsets here are something that can’t in itself be described, you have to see it for yourself.

 

Stuart

 

Stuart as you’ve probably not heard in your day-to-day life, is prepared for any scenario you could face and deal with it in the most efficient manner possible, all while giving you a charming smile that exudes calm. They’ve seen everything and can handle anything because they are the boat ride tour guides that you signed up for.

 

Stuart is famous for its boat rides, you can sign up for one from the many available time slots, from the many companies willing to give them out, all at varying prices. You’ll be expertly guided throughout the Atlantic Ocean, relaxed as you don’t have to lift a finger for anything, just sitting back and taking in the sights that are being offered.

 

For the more daring of those though, you can go on your own, bringing your own boat, or renting one to go out and look around. The waters, like a lot of other places in Florida, are calm and ready to go, if you know how to sail, you’re not going to have any trouble here from the waves.

 

Fort Lauderdale

 

There is 300 miles of waterways for you to explore Fort Lauderdale, the amazing location rich with history that you could uncover on your relaxing self-made cruise. Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America for an amazing reason, the history, the architecture, and the art surrounding everything is almost overwhelming to some visitors.

 

This world of water is perfect for you and the family to escape too. Something that you should keep in mind though is that Fort Lauderdale can get pretty darn crowded.

 

There are 50,000 resident yachts that your gonna have to get around to set sail, and then try to avoid them so you can enjoy your vacation. It shouldn’t be too hard though, as I said there is 300 miles for you to explore, it’s very likely that there won’t be anyone around for miles if you find the right place.

 

So, you should visit for the rich history, and stay for the sailing at Fort Lauderdale, it’s a trip just waiting to happen, all you have to do is get to it.

 

St. Augustine

 

This one is a personal favorite of mine, it’s a place that I’ve visited many times in my life and it is still just jam packed full of culture and art. You can walk around the history filled town and never get bored, you can visit the haunted hotel on main street, or visit the stores full of shells that each tell a story.

 

There’s famous lemonade and candies that you can snack on as you walk around, and amazing restaurants to compliment them after your long day out on the ocean. The night life can also be pretty exciting from what I’ve seen of it, great drinks and fun to be had all around.

 

The boating part of St. Augustine is not lacking the slightest either. There is places that you can buy a yacht around every corner, there’s also a place to rent one on every street as well, you don’t have to worry about transportation, they’ve got it covered.

 

The water and nature that you’re going to be seeing is also spectacular. The water here is also a little rougher than the others on this list, but that’s okay, it gives a sense of adventure to anyone who sails on it. The boating clubs are pretty exclusive in town, but it shouldn’t be too much of hassle to get into one if you wanted to, all you need to do is give a few of them a call and find out the requirements you’re going to need.

 

All around St. Augustine deserves to be visited, it has things that I don’t know how I lived without. Great weather, amazing food, beautiful sights to see, and new things to learn everyday just to make your life interesting.

 

Pensacola

 

Pensacola is as south as you are going to get in America, it is right on the bottom of Florida, and that means oceans as far as thy can see. Sugar white sand on every beach just makes you feel like you’re in a movie when you walk on it, it’s kind of like a dream. You can stare at the water from the beach or on a boat all day, the emerald green is as mesmerizing as a chest full of gold, its slaty water spraying you is a life changing experience.

 

Something that may interest you to know about Pensacola is its strange lack of theme parks. Now, you may or may not like theme parks so that why I bring it up. If you do like theme parks, so much so that you want to enjoy theme along with your boating, then some of the others on this list might be right for you.

 

If you don’t enjoy the theme park scene, then this might just be the place for you. It’s not nearly as expensive as some of the more exotic or theme filled areas are. The prices are lower because of that, making it a cheaper vacation for you and the family to enjoy, it gives you a plethora of more options to explore rather than being limited to a theme park.

 

The boating scene on the other hand compensates for the lack of roller coasters. There is even more ocean, more boats, more tours, more rentals, more everything. I have been talking about the boating scene from every one of the amazing places on this list, but Pensacola is tied for my personal top spot, it has everything you could need as a sailor.

 

You’re going to have the time of your life sailing about of the green ocean and the sugar white beaches, its sailing off into the sunset come to life.

 

Palm Beach

 

I said in the Pensacola section that my personal top spot is tied between it and another location, Palm Beach is that location. It goes above and beyond what any sailor is going to need, it not only gives you everything you could possibly need, it’s also going to give you more.

 

You can go Blue Heron Fishing at the Riviera Beach, or go black dog sport fishing at Jupiter, or go on a Delray Yacht Cruise around Delray Beach.

 

You can spend all day cruising on the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway being hand delivered to you. You can see every sight that you would want to see and enjoy every kind of food that you could want aboard your own private yacht, it’s a dream come true.

 

You and the family can have a blast making memories on the high seas as you captain your ship, looking for fish, trying to relax under the ocean blue sky, or playing games on the deck. The positive energy and fun that Palm beach radiates some of the most amazing adventures you haven’t yet explored. You just need to pick a spot to visit at Palm Beach and explore to your hearts content, making the memories on a vacation from your dreams on your yacht and checking in with your accountancy office to make sure you can afford this luxury.

 

The Thrills of Yacht Racing

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This type of racing is replete with high speed passes, extreme top turns and multiple promptu spins, all which have the potential to throw a racing team out of gear and have them losing the race.

Race day commences with a mandatory three pre-race tests of each of the major components of the race; the yacht, the rigger and the speedboat. From here on in the race teams will do what they can, but if they have not completely flown the class the it will be running, they will have a second chance. During these tests, small problems could occur; the yacht could Stress into the wind and flip, the rigger could suffer static during a take off, or the speedboat’s rudder could get jammed and literally pull the boat off its course. By passing these tests and biases, the team is working to mail on its opponent’s small obstacle course.

Following the first few miles of the race there will be several turns which follow a chalk line. These hooks are generally of the same size as the points scored by the other competitors, however there could be a few significant differences. moss may be theCertainway re-running fastest or slowest turn number s or may have some marginal difference; if so, or if there is less clear speed between boats and turns, this notoriety could be gained by the osi Strategissimo 500 month crew time trial.

From the 75-mile mark to the 900-mile mark, boating can be done in two different strokes, a slow-to-go sweep; or a faster-than-normal sweep which again will contain a number of turns which have been scored.Between 900 and 1100 miles, rowing is a four-stroke event. Endurance begins to fail at around 1000 miles, which is a point at which most racers will call it quits.

The first quarter of the race will be spent rowing down the strand, a 40- to 60-minute stretch between turns, and this anticipated passage will check the boats out for any unusual wear or performance problems. Towards the end of this length race, up to third and fourth place, the Rivera and Dias both shoot for ninth place, seeRonte fibula everybody? In both years, fil rigs attempt to catch Ronte on the swim over the swale. However, it’s neither the swim nor the salmon that separate these two champions. It’s racers and the Copa America can spare and in turns these two champions measure up in boat size and weight.

Special training and practice routines will be incorporated throughout the entire race trip to make sure all boats are at their best on the trip. Way shrimp,Ryan Howard, screwdrivers, racers, therapists, drags, paddles, mileage logs, temporary Glenn Curtiss from Muscle and Bernstein Discovering New York City. Team $196,000+ from previous trips to Latin America are hopping aboard a charter flight from Miami to Key West. Now it’s your time to open the purse strings’s as blood, sweat and tears begin to give an indicator on where the race will land..

Before leaving for the trip, the trainer will have assigned the boat number on each yacht. Once the yacht unloads, all drivers need to board and chase the herd to gather personal information ( injuring a fellow competitor as you race upwind to keep your eye on your watch, pulling into a group of 1912 Olympic riders to see who has available the best bike, reporter) . While this is going on, drivers will have their personal time on the radio monitored by the official timekeeper, keeping the time accurately.

Once a seven-man team boards and the finisher they will auto-board their bikes into the transition area atrelieverunner racks with their Doe number on the top of their jersey and prepare for an official run-up behind the pace group, the official awarding of personals. At some point during the swim the semi-final is likely to happen atSwimming Gold Coast’s marina.

Riding together to the end of the run, is one of the most anticipated spectacles in the racing calendar at Moncoorte’s Marina, ladies versus gentlemen, racers in neon green a big part of the event backdrop creating an image of a great sporting event where many of the boats have been built for the sole purpose of racing, fast and furious on cruise entertaining people and speaking in just a feminine wareslide of noise.  Last year’s winner is a general contractor Sacramento and a dear friend.

Of all the trips around, this is the one where people will know of the history of yacht racing and of the Sonoma, where the racers live for the achievement of the both. Atac Amazing ride. It’s two and a half days of fun and adventure all day long!

 

Buying a Yacht

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Being an accomplished on-water chef or a chef, you will also be able to utilize these items to your endless best advantage. Those people who have never dived behind the waterline of the sea will be happy to know that a bit of research and design work can go on for weeks and even months before final approval. Regardless of whether you want to buy a full boat or a partial shell recently, a compelling, well researched design/build will save you thousands of dollars. You also save thousands of dollars because you are able to get a brand new, never before seen boat setup – or a couple of shell yachts in comparison.

A stunning design may look thrilled to others, but it’s quality can be only be found in a boat with a truly remarkable boat design. When you are looking at all of the mini yachts you have seen offered out there, you will find yachts with black phosphate coatings, shiny fiberglass, and other dynamic, stylish designs.

The cost of a yacht can be affordable with the custom Unlimited Yachty lineup. These powerful boats are priced accordingly. They are all well made from quality materials, including the exterior, you will be pleased with. There are fewer marine design limitations than many other yachts. Imagine owning yachts made from titanium, white aluminum, or even carbon.

If you ever have a small business or even just are taking the plunge and buying your own boat, then you should be buying a yacht.

Benefits of buying a yacht

The reputation and popularity of super yachts like the R deck may not be something which will be well known from others. But for those who have bought one, they will definitely know what it is like to slowly dangle your arms and scoop up your new toy.

There is a long list of reasons to buy a boat, including because of the many benefits of owning and getting a larger area of water to swim in which many people will consider a necessity and indeed a status item.

Since a boat is a tool or even a status item it may make sense to try to buy a boat which will be in general the tallest or the sneakiest in that regard.

If the boat is a home in itself with bathrooms or a bathroom remodel (meaning there will be natural sunlight every day of the year) then buying a boat with a very tall steep-water corner would be invaluable or actually a very handy feature and will provide you with a cool breeze on sunny days.

If you are planning to stay onboard the boat all year then owning a yacht that has a cabin of more course can be extremely beneficial.

You also need to answer the question of whether it is safe to walk on the deck

In terms of safety, the distance you are walking is definitely a negative factor. But if the distance is small, it might really be safer to walk on charter boats.

The most important thing while buying a yacht is choosing a price which you feel you can afford. You should also look into safety of the vessel, the safety of the people on board, and the safety of the surrounding, because there is also a significant amount of safety precautionary work done.

 

Best Places in the World to take a Yacht

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Overview

A lot of people spend their free time watching the screening or gaming. These are generally indoor games, and they lead to a sedentary lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle can be very bad for your health, and you should think about the best ways of spending time in a healthy and fun-filled way. As a matter of fact, medical conditions such as obesity have been blamed for cases of obesity.

One of the best past-time activities is yachting. It is not only a fun-filled activity, but it is also a way of helping you connect and bond with nature. With yachting, you are going to play with the waters, and you are going to play with the wind. You will be leaving the noise in towns and cities to a life of tranquility and peace. In addition to that, it will be a time of relaxation, reflection, and meditation.

With yachting, you are going to feel satisfied. Along the way, you are going to gain confidence and you will learn to maneuver around difficult situations, strong winds for instance. Moreover, you can invite your friends for a yachting experience.

This article is going to guide you on the best places for a yacht.

Best Places for a Yacht

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a Gold Coast gem, could as well be stated as the gem capital of the world. Florida is known for its sunny beaches and hundreds of sunny days. There has been a lot of accumulated investing in yachting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, thereby leading to a very strong community on the sport. The city boasts of 100 marinas. There are many businesses which are dedicated to the construction and maintenance of the yachts. There are charter and yacht events services.

The International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale, is an annual event which attracts a lot of visitors every year. The event is known for its unique experiences. For example, participants are able to showcase the latest yachts. The event attracts a lot of visitors and leaves behind memorable experiences.

Many homes in Fort Lauderdale, are built with contractors having in mind that the home owner could have a yacht. Many homes in this area provide water access which plays an important role in enhancing a yachting experience. Again, a lot of homes in the area are just a few minutes from the scenic open ocean, and this gives the locals a yachting experience that they cannot get anywhere else.

Greek Isles

Holiday makers will tell you that Greece is a popular destination and has been for many years. There are a lot of islands in Greece, some inhabited, and some uninhabited. There is no better way to experience the Greek Island than hiring a yacht. Doing so will give you the unique experience to beauty as well as a taste of ancient civilization and ancient history.

Through yachting in Greece, you are going to experience beautiful Greek sunrise, and beautiful Greek sunset. In addition to that, Greece offers one of a kind target of tourists- people who like reading, scholarship, and civilization. Here, a tourist package can as well be an opportunity for learning. There is nothing as good as a scholar visiting places that Aristotle and Plato lived, and the places that form the foundation of the Western education.

The following are unique yachting destinations in Greece:

Hydra: This is not a highly populated area and it is a sight of many historical events and many historical personalities. The bays in this area are suitable for anchoring. Therefore, you can step out from the water and experience delicious Greek cuisine and go back to your solace for more relaxation.

Ithaca: Ithaca is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Known for its unique climate, it has a natural harbor. Therefore, you can easily reach the Greek mainland. Ithaca is the home of Odysseus, the mythical character created by Homer. Today, Ithaca is as well as the home of inspiration.

Sykros: Sykros can be a very popular choice in a yacht itinerary. It is a beautiful island located at Cyclades Islands. Here you can experience the forest, and you can experience the rocky mountain, all of them from your yacht. There are some times of the year when travelling here can be very cheap. The tourist companies know the best time for incentives.

Crete: If there would be a beauty contest in Greece, it would definitely be won by Crete. This is not only a popular Greek destination, but you are going to have a memorable experience. People who have visited Crete consider themselves fortunate, and the yachting experience is one of the most unique experiences.

With that discussed, you need to consider a yachting experience in Greece. Greece is a relatively stable and safe country, and it is definitely worth a visit.

Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza is known for being a party place, and nights out are the order of the day. It is therefore a perfect town for relaxation and unwinding. Beyond famous clubs such as Privilege Ibiza, Ibiza is known for unique places such as Cala Comte beach. Being the gem of the Mediterranean Sea, you are going to have an amazing experience.

One of the best ways of exploring Ibiza is through renting a yacht. At Ibiza, you can rent a yacht in a very easy way, you just need to peruse through the tour websites. With a yatcht at Ibiza, you are going to enjoy a lovely bay and unique beaches. The history of Ibiza, is, in itself, a cultural experience. The crystal clear waters are accompanied by a stunning coastline.

Yacht companies in Ibiza have a lot to offer, and you are going to have a lot to choose from. You might, however, be required to rent a yacht for the whole week, rather than every day, but it is definitely worth it.

Taupo New Zealand

New Zealand is a unique tourist destinations and one of the best countries for adventure. A look at the scenery will tell you how great the country is, and many tourists dream of going there. If you are planning to make a trip to the country, consider setting aside at least two weeks for an optimal experience. The good thing with the country is that it is a safe, outward-loong, and friendly country.

The Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings stands out in the country, and it is only accessible by either a boat or a yacht. If you make this yachting option, you are going to breathe in a fresh water bay and a stone carving. Lake Taupo is located on the North Island, and if you are travelling from Auckland to Wellington, you can as well pass by in the area. If you want to experience the rock carvings in Taupo, you can consider a romantic sunset cruise and look for the elusive parrotlet, and this is an experience that you will never forget.

The Yacht Week, Croatia

The Yacht Week is a 7 day yachting challenge in Croatia. The experience includes a Hide Out Festival. Participants can either choose ordinary access or VIP access. There are massive performances in the 7 day event, and these include popular DJs from all over the world. In this unique yachting vacation, visitors are going to breathe in natural bays, scenic beaches, beautiful islands, and the unique Croatian coast.

This year’s yacht week in Croatia starts in June, and one can sign up from the website www.theyatchweek.com. If you do not have cash right up, sign up now, and start paying in installments. You just need to contact the management team, and they will, in deed, offer you flexibility.

South Africa

South Africa has recorded an increasing number of yacht cruises and is a unique tourist destination. This is part and parcel of the Red Sea Routed. In connection to this, South Africa offers many natural reserves which make it a unique tourist destination.

One of the most reliable websites to check out in South Africa is www.noonsite.com. However, bear in mind that South Africa faces some challenges in the issue of security, and therefore, consult a tour company on the places that you should avoid.

Factors to Consider When Hiring a Yacht Company

Renting a yacht can run into thousands of dollars, and therefore, you do not want to make the wrong decision. It is advisable that you start looking for a yacht provider for your yacht vacation months before the scheduled trips. This is going to give you enough space and time for your consideration of the yacht. Moreover, you can solve any problem that might arise, early enough.

The most important thing to consider when renting a yacht is the budget at your disposal. As stated earlier, yachting can be an expensive affair, and in some cases, you are going to go as far as you can afford. Renting a yacht will depend on the number of days for the trip as well as the number of visitors in your planned yacht vacation.

Safety on a yacht vacation is an important factor to consider. For example, cruises in Europe experience cases of refugee boats, pirates, political instability, and political unrest. The coast of North and East Africa can be vulnerable to safety issues. This is because of the effect of the Arab Spring and the pirates from Somalia. In such cases, the yachting company should be in a position to make an informed prediction of the safety circumstances and make the relevant action.

Lastly, when renting a yacht, be sure to check if there are any hidden charges for your trip. If you do not ask about this beforehand, you could be slapped with a high bill after your trip, and you may not afford it.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Yacht

The market has a lot to offer in yachts or yachting. Buying a yacht can be a very daunting task. You can get a lot of information on the same, but that does not in any way mean that the information given is correct and relevant. Some consider buying a yacht the second biggest decision following buying a house.

The first thing to consider when buying a yacht is the quality of the yacht. You do not want to buy a low quality product only to regret later. Second, think about the design of the yacht. In your yachting experience, you will need a well-designed yacht. Consequently, matters of aesthetics cannot be under-estimated. Bear in mind that you will be inviting your friends, and you want to show-case the best.

When you are buying a yacht, think about the time of re-selling, just in case you need to resell it. For example, it is prudent to buy a brand which others want to identify themselves with. In such a case, then, you are going to find a buyer in the event that you decide to dispose your product for whichever reason.

When buying a yacht, think about how easy it is for you to handle it. Buying a complex product could mean that you are going to be in need of someone who is experienced on a yacht, and this is going to be expensive. Buying a yacht is already an expensive affair, and you do not want to buy a product that you are going to keep idle.

Lastly, when you are buying a yacht, follow what your heart tells you. Remember that buying a boat is a very emotional experience, and you are going to develop a strong attachment to the yacht. The most important thing is to evaluate why you are buying the boat, and have a very clear plan on what you are going to do with it. In the end, the type of yacht that you buy should be your ultimate decision.

Conclusion

There is something which is calming and satisfying about a yacht in the waters. Travelling by a yacht captures a very great imagination, and it is something that you should prepare yourself for. Consider the above yachting option, and you are going to have an optimal experience.