42m Charter Yacht MOKA offering 15% off in the Balearics

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Grab your last chance to charter a luxury yacht such as the 42m Sanlorenzo motor yacht MOKA, this October now with a 15% discount cruising the Balearics in Spain. Launched in 2015, she offers 5 cabins for up to 10 guests. The yachts interior and exterior finishes are all the work of Sanlorenzo. The nice […]

Seamanship Lessons From a Yacht Captain

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Spending time with a seasoned captain can help you hone your skills. (John Linn/)Despite the trademark high winds of Chicago, the afternoon -summer sun beat down on my face while out on Lake Michigan. Squinting while wearing sunglasses, I fixed my eyes on the buoys as I navigated a 75-foot yacht. During my day of […]

How to get the most from your boat autopilot

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Rupert Holmes looks at how to set up your boat autopilot so it will steer better than you can Rupert and his partner Kass Schmitt have sailed tens of thousands of miles shorthanded or solo on 36ft zest, relying heavily on the boat autopilot. Credit: Rupert Holmes Rupert Holmes has sailed over 80,000 miles, including […]

How to judge distance at sea

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Being able to accurately judge distance at sea is just as vital in the digital age as it ever was, says James Stevens. We look at how to refine your spatial awareness while onboard At night, judging distance from a single flashing light can be difficult. There are tricks to help you judge by eye […]

Superyacht TC offering 10% discount for charters in the Bahamas

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Superyacht TC by Sunseeker with the launch in 2020 is available this November in the Bahamas with a 10% discount applied to the regular rate. Measuring 60m and accommodating up to 10 charter guests, this luxury vessel has interior works both in house and by Candy & Candy, with naval architecture also in-house. Onboard there […]

Top Crewed Luxury Yacht Charter Destinations 2021/2022: CARIBBEAN & THE BAHAMAS

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The Caribbean and the Bahamas are just perfect for luxury yacht charters, and over the winter months the rich and famous descend to party in the sunshine and disappear off to pristine remote islands. When there are so many destinations to discover filled with life and culture unique to themselves, touring the Caribbean and Bahamas […]

5 steps for stress free boat storage this winter

Roger Nadin ponders boat storage as he prepares to hang up his sailing gear at the end of the season Make sure you talk to yard staff about boat storage before your yacht is brought ashore. Credit: Tor Johnson 5 steps for stress free boat storage this winter Do you own a boat that is […]

Best dock lines: 6 of the best options for a secure mooring

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We explain what to look for in a good set of dock lines and pick out some of the best options currently available Photo: Ben Meakins While most of us buy our boats for the enjoyment they provide out on the water, it’s an inescapable fact that virtually every leisure craft spends far more time […]

Mooring: A guide to coming alongside, rafting & traditional skills

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Understanding traditional mooring skills like how to tie up alongside a wall or between piles, raft up or even dry out can give you the option of escaping the marina ‘car parks’, says Norman Kean Learning traditional mooring skills will open up cruising grounds. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo With most leisure craft now accommodated alongside […]

Coconut Shrimp

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This dish, plus some Jimmy Buffett, takes to my own personal Shangri-la every time. Coconut Shrimp with Green Goddess dipping sauce Ole Gundersen I love, love, love coconut shrimp. Anything that reminds me of a tropical getaway and an easy steel drum is bliss in my book. These shrimp are crispy on the outside with […]