PONANT Will Usher In 2017 With Sails To Cuba
Apr20

PONANT Will Usher In 2017 With Sails To Cuba

PONANT, the only French-flagged cruise line, celebrated for destination-focused itineraries to remote and exotic destinations, is extending its yacht-style cruises to offer Americans the opportunity to explore Cuba and get a deeper understanding of its people and culture. These “People-to-People Cultural Exchange” cruises in 2017 will offer immersive itineraries from 7 and 8 nights on Le Ponant, the iconic sailing yacht...

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New Compact Class B AIS Transponder
Mar16

New Compact Class B AIS Transponder

Vesper Marine releases a new Class B AIS, the XB-6000. The black box transponder includes a built-in NMEA 2000® gateway and GPS antenna that integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA instrument data to display vital safety information on any AIS-compatible chartplotter, multifunction display (MFD) or personal computer. The highly-sophisticated Vesper Marine XB-6000 offers boaters convenient access to critical AIS safety information instantaneously...

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USCG Auxiliary& BOATU.S. Foundation Release Online Navigation Course
Mar03

USCG Auxiliary& BOATU.S. Foundation Release Online Navigation Course

The Coast Guard Auxiliary and the BoatU.S. Foundation released a state of the art online interactive navigation course known as Modern Marine Navigation. The Coast Guard Auxiliary, America’s largest volunteer boating safety education organization, partnered with the BoatU.S. Foundation to develop an online education course that provides the recreational boater with a comprehensive navigation training program. The program has been...

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One-Of-A-Kind Super Ship, The Joie de Vivre
Mar02

One-Of-A-Kind Super Ship, The Joie de Vivre

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will introduce their one-of-a-kind Super Ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, sailing along France’s historic Seine River. “We are extremely proud to launch the S.S. Joie de Vivre in Northern France in March 2017,” said Uniworld’s President Guy Young. “Uniworld was one of the very first river cruise companies to sail the rivers of France, and our parent company, The Travel Corporation, has been...

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Annual Search for America’s Greatest Family Fishing & Boating Spots
Feb28

Annual Search for America’s Greatest Family Fishing & Boating Spots

The America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Instant Win and Sweepstakes is back for its third consecutive year, and it’s no fish tale that it will now cast a wider net to reach more people across the country than ever before, due to its new features, including a Spanish-language version and mobile-friendly components. The Sweepstakes, which aims to increase awareness of the great family-friendly places across the...

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Yachtswoman’s Bid to Save The Maiden Sets Sail
Feb25

Yachtswoman’s Bid to Save The Maiden Sets Sail

Tracy Edwards MBE, the yachtswoman who made history skippering the first all-female crew around the world on yacht Maiden, is fundraising to bring the beloved boat home to the UK, whilst simultaneously raising awareness for young girls’ rights to education. As Maiden crossed the start line of the Whitbread Round the World Race (now the Volvo Ocean Race in 1989, Tracy and her crew sailed into the history books. Maiden went on to win...

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First ‘Marine Use’ Marking & Labeling Certification for Hazardous Chemicals
Feb24

First ‘Marine Use’ Marking & Labeling Certification for Hazardous Chemicals

UL Performance Materials, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today announces that it has issued its first ‘Marine Use’ Marking & Labeling certification to Avery Dennison, a supplier of labeling materials. Label and label materials covered under this certification program are intended to be used to durably mark dangerous and hazardous goods (such as chemical containers or drums) for marine transport in...

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Recreational Boating (Videos): Three Must-Have Boating Skills You’ll Need This Summer
May08

Recreational Boating (Videos): Three Must-Have Boating Skills You’ll Need This Summer

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three short videos on the most common boat handling skills needed for the summer boating season. What are three of the most common skills any boater will need to know this summer? “Docking is often seen as a spectator sport, but everyone needs to know how to do it safely,” said BoatUS Magazine Executive Editor Mike Vatalaro. “Beaching your boat is also a common maneuver, as is...

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