Stabilizers and sailing aren’t really used in the same sentence, so when do we see them being used?
Firstly, let’s start with a quick description of what stabilizers are, and how they might work.
Adastra, or “ad astra”, meaning “to the stars”, is a very appropriate name for this superyacht resembling a space ship design. Adastra is a 42.5-meter (140’) trimaran built by McConaghy Boats, and she looks like no other boat on the water!
Did you see any cool yacht design features at the Palm Beach International Boat Show?
I’ll take two of those and that yacht please!We can all agree that boating has been around for centuries. Trade routes formed, recreational sailing became a ‘thing’ that people can go out and enjoy, and of more recent times, yachting has emerged as the new winner in travelling in style.
With the Palm Beach Boat Show and various other spring boat shows just around the corner, and fun times of boat and boat window shopping ahead, I thought I could share some of the things I look out for in a boat from my perspective as an owner/operator.
It was love at first sight! You saw her sitting there, sauntered on up thinking wow, that yacht is amazing and I want it. Maybe you were already looking to buy, maybe you got blindsided, but what ever happened, you now are the proud owner of a yacht.
With a few exceptions, the environmental impact of boats and yachting is not a popular topic at boat shows where we are being sold the freedom and delights of the yachting lifestyle. However, in today’s blog I write about what we as boat owners can do to demand better solutions from the boat manufacturing and marine supplies industry.
Even when cruising in the most beautiful places, I am often surprised, and appalled, by the amount of plastic and trash in the water and on beaches. Some floats in from other places, some is left behind by unscrupulous and/or ignorant boaters.
Walking around boat shows and marinas I am usually struck, and a little saddened, by the endless seas of white boats blending into one big boat mass. It seems like such a waste to not use all those ‘white canvasses’ for personalizing your boat!