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Joe Blanchard has just about done it all on his Red Grand Banks 36 Joe Blanchard has just about done it all on his Red Grand Banks 36 Blanchard has pretty much done it all, mostly singlehanded – the Great Loop, the Down East Loop, the Small Triangle Loop If you’ve been cruising anywhere in the eastern half of the United States or Canada in the past few years, you’ve probably run across Joe Blanchard on his red-hulled Grand Banks 36 Firebird. by Peter A. Janssen Posted on 19 Aug Race for Water blocked by the tropical cyclone Harvey Race for Water blocked by the tropical cyclone Harvey Pascal Morizot decided to halt the progress of the combined solar-hydrogen-kite-powered vessel towards Santo Domingo. Under scrutiny for several hours by members of the crew, it has just been declared a ‘tropical depression’ and according to the NOAA, is 100% likely to evolve into a storm and then a cyclone over the coming days. by Race For Water Posted on 19 Aug New Gran Turismo 50 – An entertainer's dream New Gran Turismo 50 – An entertainer's dream Beneteau has shaken up the world of sport cruisers with this powerful, charismatic and luxurious power boat. Beneteau has shaken up the world of sport cruisers with this powerful, charismatic and luxurious power boat. The Volvo IPS 600 engines deliver immense power, combined with superb comfort, thanks to Beneteau’s Air Step 2® technology. The sumptuous cockpit runs seamlessly into a vast, protected lounge with panoramic views. Perfect for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. by Flagstaff Marine/Beneteau Posted on 19 Aug Humpbacks feed in Rio del Mar Humpbacks feed in Rio del Mar There is no doubt that whales are one of the spectacles of our planet. There is no doubt that whales are one of the spectacles of our planet. In both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres they stop onlookers, have organised tours and if you are one of those person just fortunate to simply come across them in their habitat, they reaffirm your faith in all things special. by Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted on 19 Aug Airborne great white shark caught on video off Cape Cod Airborne great white shark caught on video off Cape Cod A fisherman off the coast of Orleans tried to reel in a catch only to have it snapped off the line by great white shark This is one that did not get away - A fisherman off the coast of Orleans (Massachusetts) tried to reel in a catch only to have it snapped off the line by a great white shark that jumped high out of the water. It happened in a split second, but the stunning moment was captured on video... by FishingBoating-World.com Posted on 19 Aug Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Coast Guard crews are overseeing a fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday after a fishing vessel sank Coast Guard crews are overseeing a fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday after a fishing vessel sank at the pier off Hervey Tichon Ave. by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast Posted on 17 Aug State of the Gyres State of the Gyres Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Here's an update on the state of the gyres and a look at some of the ways we're trying to clean them up. Take a massive area of ocean. Add swirling currents from wind and the earth's rotation. Gradually mix in plastics of all types and sizes. Bake well under ultraviolet rays while stirring continuously for decades. by Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore, BoatU.S. Magazine Posted on 16 Aug Learn how to finance your dream boat sooner Learn how to finance your dream boat sooner You should consider owning a charter boat that offers financial returns, full concierge service in beautiful locations Have you ever considering owning a luxury cruising yacht or motor boat but couldn't justify buying one due to the costs, lack of time to use it or your limited big boat experience? Then you should consider owning a charter boat that offers financial returns, full concierge service in beautiful locations and guidance and training to build your experience. by Multihull Central Posted on 16 Aug Tech Gremlins frustrate Trask in F1H20 2017 UIM China GP Tech Gremlins frustrate Trask in F1H20 2017 UIM China GP Grant Trask approached the Grand Prix of Harbin - China round of the F1H20 2017 UIM World Championship with confidence. After crashing out of the French GP last month while running in fifth place, Grant Trask approached the Grand Prix of Harbin - China round of the F1H20 2017 UIM World Championship with justified confidence. by Bob Carter Posted on 15 Aug Ferretti Yachts, Pershing and Riva appoint Indo dealers Yacht Sourcing Ferretti Yachts, Pershing and Riva appoint Indo dealers Yacht Sourcing “It is our ambition that Yacht Sourcing becomes synonymous with the yachting lifestyle in Indonesia'. On 15 June 2017 Yacht Sourcing celebrated its appointment as Official Dealer of Ferretti Yachts, Pershing and Riva brands in Indonesia. The occasion was marked by a splendid reception in Bali, at the Métis Restaurant and Gallery on trendy Seminyak strip. More than 300 members of the international yachting industry, high society A-Listers and corporate and media personalities were present by Asia Yacht Press Posted on 15 Aug Hubbell LED indicator enhances shore power convenience Hubbell LED indicator enhances shore power convenience The ability to quickly verify whether shore power connections carry live current is a basic safety benefit to any boater Hubbell Marine offers 30A cable sets with a high-intensity LED indicator that glows bright green when power is on. The presence of electricity can be confirmed at a glance, even in bright sunlight. by Hubbell Marine Posted on 15 Aug Simrad GO9 Chartplotter Display wins 'Best New Product of the Year' Simrad GO9 Chartplotter Display wins 'Best New Product of the Year' The Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine VIV Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine Very Important Vendor (VIV) Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The chartplotter was selected as the Best New Product of the Year, and Navico – parent company to the Simrad brand of marine electronics – was selected for driving Best Store Support. by Andrew Golden Posted on 15 Aug R Marine Sydney wins ‘Riviera and Belize Dealership Of The Year’ title R Marine Sydney wins ‘Riviera and Belize Dealership Of The Year’ title This years 50th Sydney International Boat Show marked several achievements for the leading Riviera and Belize dealership R Marine Sydney take home the prestigious ‘Riviera and Belize Dealership Of The Year’ title at the annual Riviera and Belize dealer awards night hosted during the Sydney International Boat Show. This year's 50th Sydney International Boat Show marked several achievements for the leading Riviera and Belize dealership in Australia. In addition, by Abbie Jones / R Marine Sydney Posted on 14 Aug Whittley Boats, head to Queenscliff Harbour for boat show weekend Whittley Boats, head to Queenscliff Harbour for boat show weekend Whittley will be displaying a range of luxury cruisers, fishers and trailerable pleasure boats at Queenscliff Harbour Australia’s largest and most awarded fibreglass trailer boat brand, Whittley will be displaying a range of luxury sports cruisers, fishers and trailerable pleasure boats at the Queenscliff Harbour Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th of October. The display will feature Whittley boat models on the water at the harbour and also in the harbours retail precinct. by Alan Whittley Posted on 14 Aug UIM F1H2O Grand Prix – Stark storms to maiden win in Harbin UIM F1H2O Grand Prix – Stark storms to maiden win in Harbin Second place went to Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al Qemzi with Ahmed Al Hameli coming home in third place for Victory Team. The 29-year-old produced a faultless drive and held his nerve over 53 gruelling laps around the 1.92km Hulan Estuary Wetland Park circuit to take the win by 9.31s and become the newest member of the elite Grand Prix winners club in his 22nd race. by F1H2O Posted on 13 Aug Sea-Through- The video - The Superyacht Beach Cleanup Project Sea-Through- The video - The Superyacht Beach Cleanup Project On 22nd July 2017, we cleaned up three of Sydney Harbour's beaches from plastic - keeping our environment pristine On 22nd July 2017, we cleaned up three of Sydney Harbour's beaches from plastic - keeping our environment pristine and raising awareness among the superyacht industry. by Ocean Alliance Posted on 13 Aug Coast Guard, locals launch search after empty, homemade raft found Coast Guard, locals launch search after empty, homemade raft found Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England also activated the Rhode Island Taskforce for assistance. The Coast Guard launched a search for a possible person in the water Saturday after an unmanned, homemade raft was found drifting in Mt. Hope Bay, near the mouth of the Taunton River on the Massachusetts and Rhode Island border. A good Samaritan alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the empty raft at about 7 a.m. by Coast Guard First District Northeast Posted on 13 Aug Five fun things to do with kids in the Florida Keys Five fun things to do with kids in the Florida Keys If you’re cruising in the Keys with your family, here are some great ideas from Drew White If you’re cruising in the Keys with your family, here are some great ideas from Drew White, the resident expert at Cannons Marina on Longboat Key. White spent summers there as a kid himself, and now lives there. You may have your own list by Peter Janssen Posted on 12 Aug Maryland Family buys new Prestige 560, starts cruise to Boston Maryland Family buys new Prestige 560, starts cruise to Boston This trip was a long time coming, but Rubin family from Pikesville, Maryland, just outside Baltimore, are on their way This trip was a long time coming, but the Rubin family from Pikesville, Maryland, just outside Baltimore, are on their way up to Boston on their brand-new Prestige 560 Fly, and they’re writing about it. by Peter Janssen Posted on 12 Aug Early-storms one indicator of active Atlantic hurricane season ahead Early-storms one indicator of active Atlantic hurricane season ahead Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010. by NOAA Posted on 12 Aug
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